New Ways to Use Common Medicines
While we all want a medicine cabinet that comes stocked full of everything we need, it can sometimes feel like we have too many medicines in our cupboard. As there is a remedy for most things, there is fortunately also a remedy to keep your medicine cabinet from being overloaded too. Many medicines you have may work for a number of ailments.
Aloe Vera to HealUsing aloe vera to help cuts and abrasions is not a new idea but there are other uses for aloe vera that you may be unfamiliar with today. Aloe vera may be helpful for a number of skin conditions such as psoriasis. While evidence is limited regarding its efficacy, it is generally considered safe and non-toxic.
Aloe vera can be soothing to dry skin and it is thought to be beneficial when used as a moisturiser. You can try mixing it into a normal moisturiser base. Its antibacterial properties mean that it may also be helpful for preventing dental problems such as the build-up of plaque or gingivitis.
There is also some data to suggest that aloe vera can benefit digestive conditions. Used as a tonic after a heavy meal, it is thought to help heartburn. Other research indicates it may provide relief from gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As conditions of the gastrointestinal tract can require very tailored treatment, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor before adding in any new treatment.
Multipurpose Pain RelieversEven though most people know to use pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen for fevers and headaches, there are other valuable uses as well. These pain relievers can help injuries such as a bone fracture. They not only help relieve the pain associated with the injury, but they also work to provide relief for the inflammation that occurs at the site of the injury.
Another valuable use for pain relievers such as acetaminophen is for the prevention of heart attacks. The benefits come from the blood thinning properties of this kind of pain reliever. It is important to know that this is still only done under the recommendation of a doctor for those who are considered at risk but can play an important role in thinning the blood.