At one point in our lives, most of us have relied on a home remedy to make us feel better. Maybe you boiled some herbal teas for a cold or bought essential oils to ease a headache. Maybe you tried a plant-based supplement for a better night’s sleep or applied vinegar on a mosquito bite.
It’s not exactly clear what makes a home remedy do the trick, but one thing is for sure, there sometimes seems to be a psychological effect. If you really believe something will work and will make you feel better, maybe it will.
As children, our parents and grandparents have passed on plenty of home remedies— some of which have been scientifically proven to work and others are just old wives’ tales.
Today on The Beat of your Workday, Meghan Kelly is sharing some of her family secrets, and we want to know what cross-generational home remedies your family uses?
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In the meantime, here is a list of home remedies that are actually backed by science.
Turmeric for pain and inflammation
Chili peppers for pain and soreness
Ginger for pain and nausea
shiitake mushrooms to boost your immune system
Eucalyptus oil for pain relief
Lavender for migraine and anxiety
Mint for muscle pain and digestion
Fenugreek for breastfeeding
Chicken soup cures a cold.
Honey soothes a cough
Cool tea for eye bags
Saltwater for a sore throat