Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.
Incredibly tiny in size, splinters can be frustratingly difficult to remove from your skin. If large and not completely embedded, a splinter can usually be extracted using tweezers, tape, or glue, but if it's small and in there pretty good, you'll have to get more creative.
When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements.
We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.
It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.
The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...
While there are countless ways to welcome in the new year, many of them involve imbibing copious amounts of delightfully spirited libations. If you're anything like me, I know you're fearing the monster hangover on New Year's Day.
There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.
In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.
I've never had a black eye, but I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple a few years ago. Believe me; it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...
While more severe sunburns may require special medical attention, a minor sunburn can be remedied naturally and organically. Follow these easy steps to find out how to treat your sunburn with lemons. Treat a sunburn with lemon.
No matter how fresh, sharp, or clean a razor is, it can still create an itchy, inflamed trail of razor burn bumps. When razor burn appears, it's unpleasant, and can even affect your next shave.
From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.
We've all had it happen before. You fall asleep drooling in class, resting your head on your hands. Or you use your hand to lean on as you browse websites on the computer. Once you move out of your position, all you feel is an unsettling, nervous numbness and tingling. Rather than freak out, check out this video to learn what you can do to relieve this numbness.
This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread with clippers, and pull it gently. Tugging at the stitch will make it easer to slip the scissors or clippers underneath the knot. Clip the stitch underneath the knot. It should pull right out.
Blisters are a part of life for people with physical hobbies and professions. Many simply pop them and cover them up to treat them, but this is the wrong way to go about it. This video will teach you the proper way to treat blisters on your hands or feet.
This how to video explains how to induce a still point on yourself to alleviate the pain and pressure of a headache or migraine. Still points allow the cranio-sacral system to come to a complete stop and rest and start again. This small exercise is not intended for anyone who has a condition that causes increased pressure in the cranium. Watch to learn more about alleviating migrate pain.
Why spend money on a commercial ice pack when you can make one at home in minutes? Whether you're thinking ahead for eventual accidents or aches or you're in the midst of a first aid emergency, the quick and simple ice pack in this how-to video will help ease your pain. All you need is water, rubbing alcohol, a freezer safe, sealable plastic bag, and the instructions in this informative video.
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
Learn how to harvest your elder tree! If you have an elder in your backyard, you can finally do something special with those elderberries. Mountain Rose Herb shows you the steps required to make delicious elderberry syrup with this video recipe. This herbal syrup can be used for colds, flu and coughs. It's a simple natural home remedy with dried elderberries.
Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.
While we've already covered several good ways to tame the itch of a mosquito bite, you're much better off preventing them from biting in the first place than dealing with the itchy aftermath.
HIV testing is now easier than ever with the HIV Home Test. Learn what you need to buy, when to take the test and all the steps you need to get you tested and ready for a healthier lifestyle. Take an HIV home test.
How would you like to make your own lip balm/chap stick? It's easy to do with a few simple products. They include beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, raw honey, peppermint oil (for scent) and mineral powders (for colors). The tubes to put the lip balm in are available at Lip balm tubes.
Are the hiccups killing you? Have you tried everything and still can't get rid of the dreaded hiccups? Well, here's a new method of getting rid of the hiccups and it's called the "question method". Learn how to get rid of those hiccups everytime by using this questions & answer interview that correlates with a breathing technique.
There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.
Herbicide sprayers are available commercially, but you're not going to land one without making your wallet shed a tear. If you have a large garden or orchard, though, it's very important to use an herbicide sprayer to eliminate weeds at their roots. So what's a green thumbed chap like you to do? Check out this video to learn how to make your own herbicide sprayer.
If you’re a dancer, athlete or just breaking in a new pair of shoes you know that blister can add pain and discomfort long after they’re formed. By keeping a blister sterile and away from further friction you can get your blister to heal quickly.
Cooling sprays are a safe, easy, and effective way to relieve the discomfort of hot flashes associated with menopause. Watch this video to learn how to make a hot flash cooling spray.
Is that toothache bothering you? Watch this video on how to reduce the pain using common household products.
Dr. Mercola reviews the options for treating toenail fungus. He revies traditional medical models and a few natural methods.
A below elbow arm amputee shows how to open bottles one handed, without a prosthetic device. This technique is also great for people with arthritis pain, cerebral palsy, weak joints, stroke, and people who want to be ready for the worst-case-scenario that they suddenly have only one free hand and have to dismantle a bomb that is hidden inside a bottle! This is a great tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost a limb to amputation.
We have all woken up in the middle of the night with leg cramps, but what can you do to prevent them? In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon show you home remedies for nighttime leg cramps. Use tonic water, a bar of soap, baking soda, Pedialyte, pickle juice, or yellow mustard to help ease nasty leg cramps.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make themselves sneeze. Users will just need a cotton swab. This trick is very easy, fast and simple to do. Carefully insert the cotton swab in one of your nostrils. Then gently move the cotton swab around in your nasal passageway. Continue doing this until you are able to sneeze. This video provides a demonstration for viewers to easily follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy faking and tricking others, and would like to lear...
In this tutorial, we learn how to treat a sore throat naturally. To do this, you will need: lemons, honey and water. First, cut your lemons in half then squeeze it into a coffee cup. Now, add a spoonful of honey to the cup followed by a glass of warm water. Mix this together until everything is well incorporated. Sip on this mixture until the entire thing is gone. These natural ingredients will help your throat feel better and help speed up the recovery process for your illness. Make sure to ...
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If you get a minor burn instead of going to the pharmacy you might want to go into the kitchen. In this how to video Chef Paul explains home remedies for minor burns. Watch and learn how sour cream and aloe vera helps the a minor burn heal. If in doubt, always seek professional medical care.
Check out this video to learn a new toothache remedy using clove essential oil. This is an informative video.
When bad odors are abound, what more can you do than scrunch your nose and try to get out of the area? (well, if you're on an elevator, well, let's just say your luck ran out.) With this video they have the cure to make it easier to make your way a smelly day!