Salt, pepper, lemon. If you thought these can only be a seasoning on a salad, you are absolutely mistaken. In fact, these three everyday kitchen ingredients when combined together can be a very potent medication. Don’t have to rely on antibiotics anymore, use a combination of lemon, salt and pepper and see how the common illnesses disappear. We tell you what all niggling everyday problems you can cure using this natural home remedy.
1. Sore throat
Take one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, add to it half a teaspoon black pepper and a teaspoon of sea salt into a glass of lukewarm water. Gargle twice daily with this mix, and your sore throat is going to get cured in a few days.
2. Stones in gallbladder
Gallstones are a common occurrence, it is basically the digestive fluids that harden and form into stones in the gallbladder. They interfere with your digestion process and are usually very painful. You need for this 3 parts of olive oil, and a part each of lemon and black pepper. Regular consumption of this mix can help dissolve gallstones.
3. Clogged nostrils
Mix equal portions of black pepper, cinnamon, cumin and cardamon seeds and grind it in a mortar and pestle. Put the mix in a cheesecloth, and slowly inhale the mix, and you will end up sneezing a lot. And with the sneeze the stuffiness of your nose will disappear.
If you are nauseous, mix a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of black pepper in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this slowly and it will soothe your upset stomach and treat nausea.
5. Weight loss
Take 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 2 tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water and stir it well. Drink it up. This mix ups your metabolism, also the polyphenols in lemon prevent weight gain and enhance insulin sensitivity in the body which helps burn fat.
To cure tooth and gum ache, take half a teaspoon each of ground pepper and clove oil, and apply it to your aching tooth. To prevent toothache, you need to make it a practice to brush your teeth twice a day and avoid eating sugary and acidic foods.
7. Asthma attack
If you are asthmatic, take a dash of pepper, 2 cloves and a handful of basil leaves in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes, and strain the liquid in a glass jar. Add to it 2 tablespoons of honey and bring it down to room temperature. Have it everyday if you are heavily asthmatic and you will definitely get relief. If you wish, you can refrigerate this mix for up to 2 weeks and use. You can even blend it with milk and then have, it tastes a lot better.
Take a dash of lemon juice on a piece of cotton and place it in your nostril in case of a sudden nosebleed. Now bend your head slightly forward to prevent the blood from dripping into the throat and causing nausea. Do this just once and your nosebleed will immediately stop.
9. Cold and Flu
Take out the juice of half a lemon in a cup of boiled water. Allow the pulp and rind to soak in the same water for 10 minutes. Now remove the lemon and add to the mix a spoonful of honey. Stir it well and drink it, it will give you relief from common cold and flu.