An Introduction to Kitchen Remedies


There are many things that are easily obtainable or usually found in most homes that have a healing or therapeutic use.  Many of them can be used for multiple different problems.  One of the all time favorites with huge versatility is apple cider vinegar. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, with the “mother” still intact, is my vinegar of choice for making salad dressings or any recipe calling for vinegar.  On top of that it has been credited as a useful remedy for many problems.  Some of them are:

  • Cradle cap – apply undiluted with a cotton ball
  • Acne
  • Sore throats
  • Allergies
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • PH balance
  • Relief of insect bites
  • Improves digestion
  • Alleviates some arthritis symptoms
  • Acid reflux

Apple cider vinegar is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. 

The list could go on and on but as this isn’t really 100 ways to use apple cider vinegar that will do for now.


This is a spice commonly used in curry, also has many health or therapeutic benefits.  Some of them are:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps with arthritis and muscular disorders
  • Coughs and throat irritations
  • Asthma
  • Colds and flu
  • Sprains
  • Expelling worms
  • Healing wounds
  • Acne
  • Helps to have a healthy liver

Turmeric has antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.


Cinnamon is another spice that also has a wide range of health benefits.  Some of these benefits are:

  • Insulin control
  • Cholesterol control
  • Coughs
  • Digestive problems

Cinnamon has anti-clotting, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Other spices and herbs that have medicinal properties include:

  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Cumin
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Coriander

Foods such as garlic and onion are quite well known as kitchen remedies.  Tomatoes, cucumber and even potato also have a place in the remedy arsenal.  The list could go on.  There are a host of useful remedies that are accessible to many of us.  We just need to have the information to know how to use them.


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