It is known to alleviate indigestion, general nausea, upset tummy, morning sickness, motion sickness, and stomach flu. Use fresh ginger for maximum taste and potency. Arthritic pain can be treated with ginger, too.
It is well-known for its protection against infection, and should be used regularly, to taste, in your cooking. It is also known to reduce cholesterol levels, and can be helpful in lowering blood pressure. Rich in vitamins A, B, and C, garlic is an excellent source of minerals: selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium.
It is great in a bath if your skin is irritated. Applying a baking soda and water paste to the site of a bee sting or other insect bites will neutralize the pain and itch. Just remove the actual sting first, and smooth on the baking soda paste for instant relief. A headache can be treated with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a cup of warm water with ¼ cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Last but not the least, whiten your teeth by brushing them with baking soda and water.
Grated nutmeg soothes diarrhoea and upset tummies. Use a nutmeg grater to grate a small amount (about 1/8 of a teaspoon) into warmed milk (cow, soy, rice, or in oat milk).
Cabbage can be used for stomach ulcers, arthritis, and swollen joints, or as a liver tonic. To create a cabbage tonic, dilute 1 part cabbage juice with 2 parts water. For swollen joints and arthritic pain, lightly crush a few green outer cabbage leaves with a rolling pin, and then lay over afflicted area with the inner side of the leaf on your skin, securing with a bandage. Some prefer to boil the leaves, let them cool, and then apply. Going to bed with a cabbage bandage on is also good, giving the leaf time to work its magic.