Common minor illnesses can catch us off-guard and it helps to be aware of effective home remedies that can provide quick relief.

Common Illnesses can come in the form of:

  • Headaches
  • A stubborn cough
  • A bout of indigestion

Although, these home remedies are not a replacement for professional medical care, they can serve as a first response to common illnesses.

Here are some common illnesses and accessible home remedies for them:


  • Honey: Mix it in your tea or use a spoon to take it directly (Note: Do not give to children younger than 1).
  • Tea: Specifically tea with licorice as an ingredient.
  • Ginger: You can either eat it raw or ground and mix with tea.


  • Water: Headaches are sometimes caused by dehydration and drinking water can help relieve an headache.
  • Cold Compress: Apply an icepack or any cold item to the affected part of your head.
  • Caffeine: Beverages with caffeine, like coffee, can help relieve headaches sometimes.
  • Sleep


  • Ginger: Drink ginger tea or make your own ginger water. To make your own ginger water, Boil one or two pieces of ginger root in 4 cups of water. (Note: Do not take more than 3 grams of ginger per day).
  • Baking Soda: Pour a half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water. Mix properly and drink.


  • Saltwater: Do a saltwater rinse while making sure to not swallow the water.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Mix a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide in water. Gargle your mouth with it. be careful not to swallow it.


  • Honey: Apply a layer of honey to the affected area.
  • Aloe Vera: Apply a layer of aloe vera gel taken directly from its plant to the affected area. If you’re buying the aloe vera from a store, make sure it contains a high percentage of aloe vera and no chemical additives.

Contact our emergency care service immediately at 09155556030, 09155556040 if any of the following happens:

  1. Your symptoms persist
  2. Your symptoms worsen
  3. You have an underlying health condition