Home Remedies and Kitchen Tips - Simple solutions for the common man

by Sam Malone

Here are a handful of home remedies that you can use for everyday health problems. These remedies have been tried and tested through the centuries and involve the use of cent percent natural ingredients.


Sick of the having your new black dress look like it just snowed. Try this home remedy to chase those dandruff induced blues away. About ten to fifteen minutes before you wash your hair, rub a lot of Aloe Vera gel into your scalp. Then shampoo your hair like you usually do and rinse off.

Acidity and Heartburn

You will never have to feel that searing pain in your gut after meals with our natural home remedies for acidity and heartburn. Take one piece of clove and suck on it slowly. This will give you relief from acidity and also help in reducing the onslaught of diseases arising out of acidity. You could also eat a cup of vanilla ice cream or drink a glass of cold milk to get heartburn and acidity relief within minutes. If the symptoms still persist, eat some almonds to relieve heartburn.

Common cold

Our home remedies will unblock your stuffy nose and ease the symptoms of your cold. Make nasal drops by adding a quarter teaspoon of table salt to about 4 ml of lukewarm water. Use a clean dropper and put 2 drops in each nostril three to four times daily. Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water is helpful for common cold. Ginger tea or a teaspoonful of ginger juice taken with equal quantity of honey brings relief from common cold.


The juice of ripe grapes is an effective home remedy for a migraine. For a sinus headache, eat a jalapeno pepper as soon as possible. Within minutes your sinuses will start to drain and the sinus headache will subside. If you have a headache due to exposure to cold air, mix one teaspoon of finely ground cinnamon in one teaspoon of water and apply on the forehead.

Now that you know about these popular home remedies for common ailments here are some tips that will help you in the kitchen too.

Self-cleaning Pans

This one's a great time-saver. Use aluminum foil to cover the insides of pots and pans and other dishes when cooking in the oven. After you've finished cooking you just have to throw the used foil away. Now you have a perfectly clean pan without any of the hassles of cleaning up.

Better French Fries

To make better French fries soak freshly cut potatoes in water for five minutes, drain and pat dry before cooking. This will remove the extra starch and ensure that your fries do not stick together.

No more tears

Here's a new tip for cutting onions without getting all teary-eyed. Light a match and blow it out. Then put the non-burnt side of the matchstick between your teeth while you cut the onions. The sulfur on the burnt end will absorb the fumes from the onions and you won't have to shed a tear every time you chop onions.

Microwave Scum

Tired of food remains that are splattered all over the inside of your microwave? To easily remove this mess, place a sponge soaked in water in the microwave. Cook on high heat for two minutes. The filth is now ready to be wiped right off without any scrubbing.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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