Top 10 Homemade Remedies for Most Common Illnesses

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People are more frequently falling ill than before as it’s certainly the effects of an ever changing environment around us. Surprisingly, it’s the doctors who benefit greatly from this. With the rise in price of almost everything, the consultation and treatment fees of doctors are also continually on the rise. In the past, everyone must have observed an exponential rise in the prices. With such a situation, a lot more people prefer not going to doctors and look forward to home remedies and consulting their parents or grandparents. Home remedies are very effective for the most common illnesses which trouble people in their day to day lives. Below are the top ten home remedies for the most common illnesses.

10) THYROID (Sushi Treatment)


Thyroid is caused by the improper functioning of thyroid gland and hence improper supply of iodine. It is of three type hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules which may be thyroid cancer.It is very easily curable with natural remedies but one should have the will to do so. Actually curing of thyroid generally requires a combination of remedies but its possible along with Sushi (a weed) alone. Often considered a result of increased physical activity, patients affected with thyroid abnormalities should prefer complete rest with proper care of dietary routine and relaxation. Sushi is mostly useful of hypothyroidism and the iodine content of the weed contributes to restoring of the imbalance created due to hypothyroidism.

9) Acne (Orange Treatment)


It is a common skin disease and people especially youth want something instant to get rid of it. In humans, pimples tend to appear on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck. Acne is not dangerous but it can leave scars on the face and who better than us to know how much face value plays an important role anywhere.The acidic property and high vitamin C present in an orange makes it a perfect remedy for acne. One can utilize the juice from oranges as well as the peel, but the peel can be made more effective if the following steps are followed.

1) Orange peel is put in sun and allowed to dry

2) Dried peel is grinded into a powder and water is added to make a paste

3) The paste is applied to the affected area and left on for 10-15 minutes. Then the face can be washed with warm water

8) High Blood Pressure (Mint Leaves Treatment)


High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated. The affected person may feel tiredness and a bit of swelling in body especially around eyes and in toes. Nearly one third of the affected people don’t know that they have hypertension and hence this disease is also known as the silent killer. Mint leaves contribute to a great significance in reducing the blood pressure. Powdered form of mint leaves may be consumed twice a day to keep the blood pressure normal and under control.

7) ASTHMA (Honey Treatment)


Asthma is a lung disease that causes breathing problems. It may be chronic or acute. The attack of asthma generally occurs when there is an obstruction in the flow of air in the lungs. Some common causes of asthma are allergies, air pollution, respiratory infections, sulfites in food and certain medications. Common symptoms of asthma are coughing, wheezing, shortness in breath and tightening of chest. The regular exposure to fresh air and sunlight especially early morning sunlight free from pollutants (air free form factory and vehicle smoke) is also an important factor in treating asthma. One of the naturally effective and homemade remedy includes preparing a decoction of tea which contains honey, ginger powder and black pepper. For detoxification of lungs, one tablespoon of ginger juice is mixed with one tablespoon of honey with some fenugreek seeds soaked in water overnight and drunk every morning and evening.

6) ARTHRITIS (Garlic and Ginger Treatment)


Arthritis is a form of joint disorder which leads to inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. It causes severe joint pain and swelling. The pain is often constant and is localized to the affected joint. The joint is damaged due to the disease and daily wear and tear of the muscle takes place around the affected joint causing stiffening and pain. Garlic has multi medicinal qualities and thus is also useful for arthritis. Consuming two or three cloves of garlic may work wonders against the inflammation which leads to aching joints. Besides garlic, ginger can also be an effective for arthritis. Consumption of at least thirty to fifty grams of ginger can help in reduction of pain.



Psoriasis is a long term skin disease that causes the cells of skin to grow rapidly causing thick white, silver or red patches. Having psoriasis can be embarrassing at times and many people especially teenagers avoid swimming and other situations where the patches can show. The size of patches can range from small to very large. They mostly appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, and feet or lower back. Psoriasis is otherwise mostly common in adults, but children can get it too. Epsom salt can be utilized to treat psoriasis by adding it into bath water. Epsom salt has healing contents which help us fight against psoriasis. In fact sea water bath also acts as a defense against psoriasis.

4) DIARRHEA (Brown Rice Treatment)


Diarrhea is described by doctors as the movement of bowel that is in liquid or watery form. Generally not much serious and can be controlled at home through some remedies but there are also exceptional cases where diarrhea has proved to be fatal. But the brown rice treatment is highly recommended. One may consume brown rice to control the symptoms of diarrhea. The high amount of starch and vitamin B contained in brown rice helps a lot in reducing and recovering from the amount of fluids lost and restores the intestinal balance by making stool less watery. This in turn helps in the speeding up of the healing process. Half a cup of brown rice are boiled in three cups of water for about forty five minutes then consumed by adding a little bit of salt.

3) INFLUENZA FLU (Lemon Treatment)


Flu symptoms are similar to those of common cold and sore throat but also include fever, headache and muscle soreness. For most sufferers between 5 and 20 percent of the population every year the flu brings fever, headaches, fatigue, aches and pains, stomach distress and other symptoms that make life miserable for days. Lemon is a wonder drug home remedy. Add the lemon juice to your hot tea to help your body heal quickly. Don’t be afraid to add  lots of lemons as lemon is antibacterial and can also act as an expectorant.

2) Sore throat (Honey and Lemon treatment)


A sore throat is mostly caused by viral or bacterial infections. It can be painful and discomforting but mostly it can be treated without the help of a doctor through some home remedies. A teaspoon of honey is the best way to cure sore throats. A clove placed in the mouth throughout the day is also a good remedy, but a warm concoction of lemon juice, honey and lukewarm water may be drunk regularly during the day time to counteract the effects of sore throat. It helps significantly in providing a soothing sensation to the throat. Moreover lemon juice with its high Vitamin C content helps to counter the conditions of any other infections also.

1)  Cough and Common Cold (Lemon Tea Treatment)


Most common of the illnesses.  Everyone suffers from it many times a year. It becomes annoying at times when it stays for a bit too long. Cough may be a productive one in which mucus comes along and a nonproductive one which is dry and more troubling of the two. Lemon with some amount of ginger may prove to be one of the easiest and working home based remedies for curing prolonged spells of cough and common cold. The medicinal values of ginger can suppress many respiratory ailments troubling the population these days. With the soothing element, lemon helps to keep the body well hydrated which acts as an antidote for coughing. The ascorbic acid present in lemons help to neutralize the phlegm content of coughing. The preparation of lemon tea includes the boiling of tea leaves with juice of grated ginger and thereafter lime is added on to it before sipping it hot.

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