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Not only do they add great flavor, lemon, salt, and pepper also add a lot of health benefits. It’s no wonder they’ve been used in so many natural medicines and homemade remedies over the years. There are plenty of simple cures for everyday problems, so let’s take a look!

Health Problems You Can Treat With Lemon, Salt & Pepper

  1. Flu and cold

Lemons are high in antimicrobials, making them great for getting over your cold or flu faster.

  • Cut lemon in half
  • Mix the juice of the ½ lemon with a cup of boiling water
  • Steep the peel and pulp in the water for 10 minutes
  • Remove the lemon and add 1 tbsp. of honey
  1. Sore throat

Like before, the high antimicrobials of lemon juice mixed with the salt helps to pull fluids out of the sore tissue in the throat, soothing it. Grandma was right all along!

  • Mix 1 tbsp. of salt, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, and ½ tsp. of black pepper to a glass of water
  • Gargle for 30 seconds then spit
  • Repeat
  1. Canker sores

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Relieves the pain and helps remove and disinfect the bacteria within the mouth.

  • Add 1 tbsp. of Himalayan salt to a glass of warm water
  • Gargle for 30 seconds then spit
  • Repeat
  1. Asthma attacks

Although an asthmatic should go to the hospital if an attack happens, you can ease asthma breathing problems with this concoction.

  • Mix 2 clove buds, 10 pepper grains, and 15 basil leaves to boiling water
  • Let it cool for 15 minutes
  • Strain into a jar with a lid
  • Add 2 tbsp. of honey, close and leave it to cool down in the fridge
  1. Stuffy nose

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Forces you to sneeze to remove blockage in the nasal cavity. Probably a lot better than using a feather duster on your nose.

  • Mix cumin, pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom in equal amounts to a pestle
  • Smell it and force yourself to sneeze
  1. Nosebleeds

While doing this, tilt your head forward to avoid blood dripping into your throat.

  • Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice
  • Put cotton ball in nostril
  1. Eliminating gallstones

These are formed due to the buildup of digestion fluids in the gallbladder. They cause digestion issues and pain, not exactly a fun way to spend a weekend.

  • Mix 1 part lemon, 1 part pepper and 3 parts olive oil to water
  • Drink slowly
  1. Nausea

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The lemon aroma prevents nausea and the black pepper calms your stomach.

  • Add 1 tsp. of pepper and 1tbsp. of lemon juice to a glass of warm water
  • Drink slowly
  1. Toothache

Clove oil has long been used as an analgesic for toothaches.

  • Mix ½ tsp. of ground pepper and clove oil
  • Apply on the tooth directly for instant relief
  1. Weight loss

Helps to speed up metabolism from the polyphenols in the lemon juice and prevents future weight gain.

  • Mix 1 tbsp. of honey, ¼ tbsp. ground pepper and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice to warm water
  • Drink slowly

Although most of these are minor ailments, they can still be pretty annoying. Using natural ingredients you can find easily in your home to treat them is a huge relief. Give them a try yourself and keep them from being annoying.

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