48. Aloe for Burn Treatment
While we typically use aloe for sunburn relief, this ancient treatment can also be used for different types of burns. A study mentioned the effectiveness of aloe over other treatments for second-degree burns. “Aloe is a very soothing remedy for burns,” Dr. Patel said. “It is a gel derived from the aloe vera plant that contains anti-inflammatory agents that can help with burns.” Before using aloe, make sure you aren’t allergic to it and test it out beforehand. Only use a fragrance-free version of aloe. For serious burns, you should visit a physician.
47. Chicken Soup for Colds
We’ve often heard of how great chicken soup is when we’re feeling under the weather. But even with tasty fast food at our disposal, nothing compares to a hearty bowl of Grandma’s chicken soup when we’re sick. Luckily for those who love chicken soup, science has backed its beneficial claims, proving grandma right! “Chicken soup works for me,” Dr. McGee says. “On top of it making me want to watch cartoons and take a nap, there is a small amount of prostaglandins in chicken soup that can help fight infections.” The study on chicken soup found that the nourishing food might have anti-inflammatory effects, which later research backed up.
46. Witch Hazel for Hemorrhoids
Although witch hazel might sound like something an old witch might use to cast spells in the woods, this compound is anti-inflammatory and made from the witch hazel plant, commonly found in beauty products. Witch hazel helps cool the burn of hemorrhoids due to the tannins found in witch hazel that help calm blood vessels and reduce swelling.