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Home Remedies Backed by Science

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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?

Drop us a comment on our Facebook page or feel free to text us at 92925 (standard fees apply).

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




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