10 Homemade Remedy Recipes

When our home cooks are faced with stuffy noses, sunburn or insomnia, they turn to these creative DIY tricks. Discover the secrets they swear by.

Part of: Healthy Your Way: Home

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Coughing: Homemade Cough Medicine

"I've tried this on my three children and had great results. Forget purchasing pricey over-the-counter cough medicine — this stuff rocks!"

-Mr&MrsSmith

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Cold & Flu: Ginger-Lemon Tea

"This really hit the spot when I was under the weather. I popped the herbs in a tea strainer to make it."

-French Tart

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Dehydration: Honey Hydrator

"This is delicious and refreshing. It's what sports drinks SHOULD taste like! I will definitely make this again."

-Chef #928625

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Sore Throat: Sage & Mint Tea

"This is an amazing tea. It truly works to alleviate the pain from a sore throat. I use sage and mint from my garden."

-Acadia*

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Upset Stomach: Ginger Stomach Remedy

"I first made this for my 9-year-old son, and now he asks for it whenever his stomach is bugging him. All of my kids drink this easy and versatile tea."

-Corilayn

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Insomnia: Sweet Dreams Drink

"This is a very calming drink. I had some after a hot bath, which was a nice way to end the evening. I slept well!"

-justcallmejulie

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Sunburn: Sunburn-Soothing Bath

"When my husband had a slight sunburn, I soaked washcloths in this cooling solution and applied them to his skin for about 10 minutes. The next day, he said he no longer felt the heat of the burn."

-2Bleu

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Hangover: Garlic Soup

"This soup is amazing for hangovers! It eats like a meal without being heavy on a sensitive stomach. It's now my go-to soup for any malady!"

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

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Sore Muscles: Homemade Gel Pack

"This is the perfect way to help save some money instead of buying ice packs at the pharmacy. Plus, they freeze in about four to six hours!"

-HokiesMom

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PMS: Goddess Tea

"This was just what I needed! I now always have some of this tea ready to go and stored in a canister."

-Amis

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