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We all keep first aid boxes at home to treat common injuries and emergencies. First aid is also given to provide temporally relief till the person gets proper medical assistance. Usually people keep bandages, antiseptic cream, over-the-counter medicines for common health issues, in the first aid box. In case you don’t have first aid kit, don’t fret! Some foods and spices in your kitchen shelves could be safely used as a first aid for many minor ailments and accidents. Earlier, people used to mainly rely on these kitchen ingredients to alleviate the symptoms of many minor disorders. Below are some kitchen ingredients which help in first aid: (Disclaimer: This is for minor ailments only)
Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar can soothe bee stings, sunburns, sore throats and itching from mosquito bites. It can fight dandruff too. It is also known to help in relieving pain from arthritis.
Baking soda: Baking soda comes in handy for treating many skin conditions. This common kitchen ingredient is also known for relieving stomach acidity and flatulence. Baking soda can also be used to brush your teeth.
Garlic: It has antibiotic properties and you can use it as a first aid for insect bites and centipede bites. In some rural areas, people use a mixture of garlic juice and salt to treat sprains, minor bruises and even ringworm.
Honey: The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which makes it a good first aid product. It can help in treating wounds, scrapes and cuts.
Turmeric: It is still commonly used as an antiseptic in many places. The spice is generally applied as first aid on cuts and wounds. Turmeric contain healing agents. Thus, it is also used for treating inflammatory problems.