Home Remedies For Cold Sores

Sick Woman cold sore
Cold sore on a lipMost of you reading this will already have suffered from cold sores and know that they first appear as blisters below the surface of the skin. These fluid filled pockets appear on and/or around the mouth and lips. They can be pretty painful over the course of the 7 to 10 days they last, breaking open, oozing and crusting over. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for cold sores which can help!

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Vinegar Uses

Vinegar UsesYou might not know it, but there are 100s of vinegar uses!

Historically, vinegar has been used since ancient times when it was accidentally discovered that wine, left undisturbed, turns into vinegar.  

This wasn’t heralded with as much enthusiasm as the discovery of the wine that created it. However, over many long years, lots of uses for vinegar have been discovered!

While there are no records before 5000 BC, legend has it that the seminarians a civilisation of ancient Babylonians used vinegar as a cleaning agent.

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Home Remedies for Arthritis

Spices and herbs

If you’re reading this, chances are you either have arthritis or know someone who does. There are many home remedies for arthritis, depending on the type you have.

According to Arthritis Australia, there are more than 100 types of arthritis. The 3 most common are:

  • Osteoarthritis,
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout (also known as gouty arthritis)

Most are characterised by joint pain, inflammation, and damage to joint cartilage. The end result being joint instability, deformity and a major impact on daily activities.

Without question, it’s one of the major causes of disability and chronic pain in our society.

The question is what can you do with home remedies to ease joint pain and inflammation?

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Suprising Health Benefits of Sauerkraut

The Surprising Health Benefits of Sauerkraut

SauerkrautIf I am perfectly honest I haven’t spent much of my life thinking about sauerkraut. It’s a European dish of fermented cabbage that often tastes as good as it sounds.

After a brief introduction on top of a sausage sandwich at a fancy market (thought it was onion), sauerkraut has slowly started infiltrating the domestic offerings from our kitchen.

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Home Remedies For Asthma

Triggers Of Asthma

If you’ve ever suffered from asthma, then you’ll recognise the symptoms of an asthma attack. That shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and feelings of panic (from mild to severe). There are many home remedies for asthma, not curing, but relieving the symptoms of an asthma attack.

“These remedies are not to replace any medications prescribed by your health professional”.

Asthma is a disease of the lungs that causes difficulty breathing. These asthma attacks occur when there is an obstruction in the flow of air in the lungs.

Because the airways swell up during an asthma attack, the muscles around them become tight, causing the constriction of air around the lungs.

home remedies for asthma
Figure A shows the location of the lungs and airways in the body. Figure B shows a cross-section of a normal airway. Figure C shows a cross-section of an airway during asthma symptoms. Source: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma

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