Hot Home Remedies How-Tos

How To: Treat a sore throat naturally, at home

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 ...

How To: Treat hemorrhoids

ClickHelps demonstrates how to treat hemorrhoids with home remedies. Hemorrhoids are swelling and inflammation of the veins in the rectum or anus. First, sit in a bathtub full of three or four inches of warm water. Keep your knees raised. The warm water will soothe the pain while increasing the blood flow to the area. And increased blood flow will help shrink swollen veins. Repeat this technique several times a day. Keep the anal dry and clean while avoiding using harsh toilet paper. Gently w...

How To: Reduce cold sores (herpes simplex)

This video shows you how to reduce cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. You will see small blisters, or cold sores, on your lips. Most people are infected with this virus as children. It can recur at any point later in life. This is type one. There is a second type called type two, and this causes blisters in the genital area. The first symptoms come with in two or three weeks of first contact. The blisters usually last for seven to ten days and will subside on their own. Topical me...

How To: Boost your immune system naturally

Especially in winter time, your immune system can go on a roller coaster ride. In this tutorial, learn how to boost your immune system naturally and up your defenses against things like colds and the flu. In this episode of Ask Amy, Amy takes you through your local supermarket and shows you the right things to eat and drink to build immunity. Follow these tips and fly through next flu season like a breeze.

How To: Properly smoke a hookah and enjoy flavored tobacco

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly smoke a hookah and enjoy flavored tobacco. Begin by putting the tobacco into the hookah bowl. Then cover the hookah bowl with some tin foil. Put it over the bowl and press down on the edges to form a drum. Smooth the edges down. Now poke several holes on top of the tin foil with a toothpick. Now burn a piece of coal and hold it over the hookah bowl for several minutes. Smoke the hookah by inhaling the tobacco from the hose. This video will...

How To: Make your own homemade lip balm

In this video, we learn how to make homemade lip balm. You will need a spoon, Vaseline, a butter knife and lipstick. First, scoop out a small amount of Vaseline into a container and mix it in with a small piece of your favorite lipstick. Mix this until the color is fully blended. Lift it out with the butter knife and put it into a lip gloss container and let it set for a little over a day. It will slightly harden up and then you will be ready to wear it. You can choose whichever color lip sti...

How To: Check your own blood pressure

In this Diet & Health video tutorial you will learn how to check your own blood pressure. Checking blood pressure is a very important part of your personal health routine. Using machines that are widely available, you can easily and quickly check your blood pressure. The target figure will be 140 over 90. The other parameter is the pulse rate. If you are higher than these figures, you need to take a second opinion and consult your GP. Wrap the arm band around the upper arm above the elbow. Pl...

How To: Properly wash your hands

This video from Southwest Yard and Garden tells viewers why it is important to wash your hands after gardening, and when and how to do so. It also emphasizes the importance of cleaning cutting boards. You should wash your hands before eating, after using the bathroom, and while you are handling food. While handling food, if you handle any meat, you must wash your hands before touching anything else. You should wash your hands for twenty seconds, with soap and water. To demonstrate the importa...

How To: Prevent a hangover with one simple tip from Chow

In this tutorial, we learn how to prevent a hangover while out drinking. We all know that water is the best way to hydrate and we should drink a lot of it after a night of partying. But, a great way to prevent a hangover WHILE you're out partying, is to drink water while you are at the bar. This doesn't mean mixing water in your drink, it means drinking a glass of water after each cocktail you have. Not only will this prevent a hangover the next morning, it will hydrate you and make you feel ...

How To: Make your own exfoliating lip balm

In this video, we learn how to make homemade exfoliating lip balm. You will need a jar, Chapstick, sugar and a lip gloss. First, mash up your Chapstick with a butter knife, put it into the lip balm container. After the mixture is creamy, add some lip gloss into the container and mix it together. Once this is done, add a spoonful of sugar (your preference) and mix it into your container. This lip balm is comparable to expensive store brands and a tiny fraction of the cost! Use this at night to...

How To: Make ginger syrup

This video shows how to make ginger syrup, which is not only good tasting but is good for digestive problems, nausea, stomach problems, colds and infections. Also you can make a delicious ginger ale by adding a couple of teaspoons of the syrup to carbonated water.

How To: Make lipbalm

This video demonstrates how to make lip balm. For ingredients you need petroleum jelly and lipstick. For tools you need a large metal spoon, a teaspoon, a knife and a small jar. Take a couple of teaspoons of petroleum jelly on the large spoon. Cut off a bit of the lipstick and add it to the large spoon. Turn on a gas stove to the lowest setting. Hold the large spoonful of ingredients over the low flames. Use the knife to carefully mix the petroleum jelly and lipstick together in the spoon ove...

How To: Ease bloating pain

If you've ever had bloating you know this can be an uncomfortable and even painful situation. You can alleviate bloating by preventing gas or taking measures to try to reduce gas. Food, exercise and stress can all effect bloating.

How To: Reduce a fever naturally

Dr. Jeanne Galloway shows you how to reduce a fever naturally. The primary goal seems to be is to reduce the suffering. This may have a harmful effect because fevers are the body's natural ways to kill off bacterial or viral infections. If you kill off a fever too soon you may prolong the illness. Some tricks to reduce pain include tepid bath that is not too hot or too cold. Putting lavender essential oil or vinegar in the bath it may bring down a fever. Another thing is to hydrate because a ...

How To: Survive a hangover

TVLesson has created a video on how to survive a hangover in two simple lessons, lesson one is drinking knowledge and preparation, and lesson 2 is drinking tips and hangover remedies. Lesson one breaks down what alcohol does to your body and how to prepare for heavy drinking. Lesson two breaks down what to do after you've had a lot to drink and that all you'll need to prevent yourself from having a bad hangover is patience, juices, ibuprofen, and a lot of rest. So if you're looking to prevent...

How To: Naturally get rid of constipation

Jennifer Lyall and Dr. JJ Dugoua, the Vitamin Junkeys, discuss natural remedies for constipation. Magnesium is a natural treatment for constipation, but you need to be careful not to take too much. Constipation is when you are not having regular bowel movements. Some causes of constipation are dehydration, certain drugs, poor diet and stress. To keep things moving it is good to drink lots of water and to eat a diet high in foods containing fiber, like fruits and vegetables. Probiotic foods ca...

How To: Lower blood pressure with a hot pepper chicken recipe

Maintaining a health blood pressure level is a good health strategy. One way to do this is by eating healthy foods. Research has shown that foods with hot spices can reduce blood pressure levels. This video will take you through a recipe to prepare hot pepper chicken. The ingredients are boneless chicken, hot cayenne pepper, ground ginger, ground garlic, black pepper, liquid smoke, 10 cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, habaneras peppers, jalapeños peppers, and fresh ginger it. To sweeten the reci...

How To: Lower your high blood pressure naturally

Lowering your blood pressure can have many positive effects on your health. Follow Dr. Matthew as he takes you through steps to lower your blood pressure through natural methods. The first place to start is by managing emotional factors such as life stress. These stressors can set the sympathetic system in motion raising your blood pressure. Deep belly breathing can decrease your blood pressure. These require taking deep breaths, taking in a lung full of oxygen, holding it, and then releasing...

How To: Stop bloating after eating raw foods

Most of us aim at maintaining a healthy lifestyle and many of us incorporate raw food in our daily diet, to keep the calories under check. For some, this may result in a bloated and uneasy feeling. The reason for this could be many. However, primarily this arises due to the fact that our bodies are not habituated to handling so much fiber! This video shows how to deal with the problem, for those who experience this kind of bloated feeling. The first step necessary is to gently steam the raw v...

How To: Get over a hangover with citrus and dairy

In this video, titled the Hangover Cure, the presenter claims to have the best hangover cure in the entire world! The cure has two ingredients: an orange and an egg. You first squeeze the orange juice into a glass. The video shows a small glass about one half full, however the presenter notes that there should be more orange juice. Next you crack the egg into the orange juice. The presenter then stirs the juice and egg into a smooth consistency. The video ends with the presenter drinking the ...

How To: Cure a hangover after partying

This video from Breafastindia demonstrates how to get rid of hangover after partying. Hangovers are simply caused by dehydration. There are ways by which you can prevent hangovers. Firstly do not drink alcoholic drinks; but that is not an option for most of the drinkers. There are other options too: to begin with, eat a large meal before you start to drink alcohol. Once you have started drinking, have a glass of water between drinks. Oranges and orange juice also relieves hangovers; the sugar...

How To: Heal leaky guy syndrome with colon cleansing at home

In this video from yelkaim1 we learn how to heal leaky guy syndrome with colon cleansing at home. Leaky guts are bad because toxins can leak through the intestines into the blood stream and cause problems such as allergies. Toxins form the bowels can come back into the blood which is another terrible thing too. To heal this you can take glutamine. You can buy this at any health food store. Another thing is to take probiotic. You want more good bacteria. Fermented foods are good too such as sa...

How To: Get aloe from a plant

If you’ve got a minor cut or nasty sunburn you may reach for the aloe vera for the soothing and healing qualities. You don’t have to buy aloe, it is easy to extract the aloe from the inside of the leaf of a living aloe vera plant.

How To: Use aspirin in unusual ways

Don’t wait for your next headache to pull out that bottle of aspirin. Aspirin can be used as a topical home remedy for some medical problems, and as a handy fix to remove stain, keep your flowers fresh and even start a car battery.

How To: Treat blisters

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.

How To: Properly wash your hands with sanitizer or soap

Hand washing is something you learn from a young age, but how do you know you are doing it correctly? Keeping your hands clean is one of the best things you can do to keep others and yourself healthy. In this tutorial, Memorial Health will teach you the best way to wash your hands and prevent the spread of germs. There are two ways to clean germs from your hands: soap and water and alcohol-based handrubs. Watch this video to find out how to use both effectively. The video will show you how a ...

How To: Get over a hangover by restoring your electrolytes

The video starts out with a man wearing sunglasses, stating that he has a hangover. He gives a dictionary definition of a hangover. He then presents an example of the alcohol he drank the night before, which was the cause of his hangover. He gives some tips on how to cure a hangover. Step 1. Drink a can of beer while taking a shower. Step 2. Drink a bottle of tropical citrus flavored vitamin water. His reason for the vitamin water is that it will rehydrate the body, replace vitamin B and has ...

How To: Make Your Shoes Smell Good

Having smelly shoes is an embarrassing situation to find yourself in. Make sure even your favorite, most worn in, pair of shoes doesn’t ruin your next get-together with shoe odor. Keep your shoes smelling fresh, or at least not stinky, by putting dyer sheets in them every night.

How To: Make natural elderberry syrup for cold and flu season

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.

How To: Cure a case of the hiccups

Getting troubled by hiccups? Watch this short video showing a simple but effective way to get rid of hiccups. A very practical remedy and all you need is a cup of water. Just one cup of water? Watch this out on what to do with one cup of water. Wait a minute without drinking and look for a couch or a bed to lie down with the level of your head lower than your tummy for sometime and repeat it. Now don't worry if you get hiccups.