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First-Aid Remedies from Your Kitchen Cabinet

Are you aware of the amazing healing power of common kitchen ingredients? Find out about the ingredients present in your kitchen that you can use during emergency.

You will be surprised to know that there are many ingredients present in your kitchen that you can use during emergency. However, you should be aware of the products available in your kitchen and their uses as first-aid so that you do not have to go looking for help when you actually need it.

If you try to recall you will remember one or more natural remedies with the ingredients in the kitchen told by your grandma. This is the reason why some of the people call it ‘remedies from grandma’s bag’. Here are some common kitchen ingredients that can be used as first-aid during any emergency.

The only thing you should keep in mind is that the products and their uses are only for minor problems. If there is any persistent or severe injury, you should immediately contact a doctor. In case if you are allergic to these ingredients or they do not suit you, you must avoid using them.

Common Kitchen Ingredients as First-aid

Here are some common ingredients from your kitchen cabinet with can be uses as natural remedies for certain health ailments.


Turmeric has antiseptic qualities and is said to have more healing power than any other spices found in kitchen. It contains substance that is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant as well. It is normally used to bring colour to curries. Its beauty benefits are also remarkable.


Busy morning hours in kitchen can result in minor burns and scalds often. If you happen to burn your finger or any part of your hand or body, the first thing you should do is put the area under cool running water. Once the burning sensation subsides, you can apply a thin coat of honey on the surface. Honey can also be used for curing cough.


Ginger is very useful in dealing with cough and cold. Some ginger juice mixed with honey can help to cure cough and cold easily. Including ginger in the diet can help to boost immunity as well.


Garlic has many benefits specially when taken fresh and raw. It is said to normalize your blood pressure and help you stay away from common viral infections and allergies by strengthening your immune system. It is advised to take raw garlic in the morning as it can reduce blood sugar levels also.

Garlic is also used in pains, bruises, minor ear infection, killing and expelling pinworms, ringworms and many more. If you are worried about the bad breath, you can consume lemon juice after taking garlic or just suck a piece of lemon.

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

Carom seeds are very useful to deal with problems like stomach ache, indigestion and gas. If you are coping with any of the stomach ailments, you can chew spoonful of carom seeds and drink water, you will feel much better after that. Carom seeds can also help to deal with problems like cough and cold.

Garcinia Indica (Kokum)

Garcinia indica or kokum is very good to deal with eczema. Kokum if rubbed on eczema can help to cure it. However, it may not be the permanent solution. So, you must take the advice of your doctor as well for dealing with it.


Vinegar has been used as first-aid product since many years. Vinegar helps get rid of dandruff and get relief from sunburns, bee stings, sore throat and even itching of mosquito bite. If you are suffering from cold, you can take vinegar with warm water and honey to get relief. It can also be used to clean dentures.


Cinnamon powder helps reduce blood sugar level. It is good to take it first thing in the morning. You can also have this powder twice if your blood sugar level is high.
Natural remedies to tackle with everyday ailments are not that difficult. You can make a list of the common problems against their remedies and have it hung in your kitchen.

How can common ingredients from kitchen be used for first-aid? How to treat burns and scalds at home naturally? Is it safe to use kitchen ingredients as first-aid? Discuss here.

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Kanchi.1 year ago
Turmeric is the best ingredient available very easily in kitchen and is useful to cure many health ailments.
Palak.1 year ago
Some doctors suggest to use natural home remedies instead of giving medicines to small children.
Sarbani.1 year ago
Natural home remedies are very useful. They are handy.
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