While you may be quick to rush to your local pharmacy in hopes of getting a drug that will take the pain, or the sickness, or the swelling down, you may already have a remedy for treating your ailment or sickness in your house. There are many natural remedies that have been around for generations that still work today at preventing and treating common health issues. Read on to learn what natural remedy to use the next time you have a health problem.

Toothpaste has been found to relieve bee stings in minutes as well as reduce pain for more than five hours. Toothpaste can also help with acne on your face or body. Apply some toothpaste on a pimple or blackhead and let it sit on your skin for a few hours and then remove. The pimple should be dried out and less noticeable when you remove the toothpaste.

Drinking honey can calm a cough from a cold or flu better than any over the counter products at the pharmacy. Honey contains natural ingredients from mother nature that soothes the throat and honey is packed with powerful antioxidants that fight disease and sicknesses like the cold and flu.

Witch Hazel is an effective natural remedy for cleansing your face and treating insect bites. It can also be a cooling and soothing agent for hemorrhoids. The next time you have skin problems, you should consider applying witch hazel to help treat your skin.

Chewing gum can help prevent heartburn. Gum chewing helps stimulate the flow of saliva, which helps calm stomach acids and prevent acid reflux from back washing into your mouth from the stomach. Chewing sugarless gum can also cut down on cavities in your mouth by more than 50 percent according to the American Dental Association.

Steeping a slice of ginger in boiling water and drinking or just taking ginger capsules, can help with morning sickness and vomiting from pregnancy. It can also help a person cope with motion sickness when traveling on a ship or plane. It can also help with indigestion and upset stomach.

These are just a few natural remedies that can be found in your house will help cure you of various ailments and sicknesses. There are thousands of more natural remedies and recipes that have been around for many years and have treated numerous health problems. Do you know of any other natural remedies? Share them below. Thanks and good luck!