Natural Home Remedies Using Coffee, Tea and Aloe Vera by SJ Johnson
Home remedies have been around for centuries, and every culture has its own natural remedies. Many cultures still rely on home remedies to solve their medical woes, and lately, Western cultures have begun to embrace what was once considered alternative medicine to solve medical problems that modern medicine cannot cure. Coffee, tea and Aloe Vera each have medicinal properties that can solve many problems. In addition to their medicinal properties, these three key crops can solve many common household and beauty dilemmas.
Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea contain natural dyes that will darken fabric. For example, when one of my favorite brown tops started to fade, I was heartbroken. Therefore, I made a pot of coffee--Not to drink, but to soak my top. I let the top sit in the coffee overnight. The next day, I rinsed the top in cold water. Viola -- The top was as good as new. Here is a YouTube tutorial that will show you how to dye your clothes using coffee or tea.
Tea has many beneficial properties, including antioxidants. Soak your worn, tired feet in a brew of black tea. Take four teabags and add hot water to create a soothing foot bath. Soak your feet for 15 minutes while you enjoy the natural soothing properties of black tea.
Coffee grounds mixed with olive oil make a great anti-cellulite solution. The caffeine in coffee temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin. Click here to visit LiveStrong.com for instructions on how to make your own anti-cellulite brew.
Aloe Vera is popular worldwide for its medicinal properties. As someone who watched one small Aloe Vera plant grow into multiple huge plants, I can testify to just how easy it is to grow Aloe at home. These succulents do not require much water or care, so you don't need to have a green thumb to grow your own Aloe. Some popular home remedies using Aloe Vera are:
- Cut an outer piece of Aloe at the base, and open the Aloe to gain access to the inside gel. Apply the gel to your cuts, wounds, pimples or sunburn. Here is a great YouTube.com video that explains the process.
- I know people who swear by conditioning their hair with natural Aloe Vera gel. There are literally thousands of websites and videos explaining the benefits of using the gel to promote healthy hair and to prevent hair loss.
- Many people use Aloe Vera for heartburn and upset stomach. They mix the gel with other products to make a drink; however, I would check with my doctor before ingesting Aloe Vera to find out any possible side effects. For more information about the possible side effects of Aloe consumption, visit NCCAM.NIH.gov.
Natural remedies using coffee, tea and Aloe Vera solve many common household and beauty dilemmas. One of the key benefits to using natural remedies is that they solve many problems without the possible harmful side effects that occur when using chemicals. Although there are fewer side effects, it is always best to use caution before trying something new.