5 Traditional Home Remedies Your Arab Parents Probably Swear By

You definitely already have them all in your cupboards

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The Arab World has been credited with a myriad of revolutionary scientific findings, notably in medicine. But for some reason, growing up in an Arab household meant that whenever physically hurt or in any sort of benign pain, parents’ first instinct was always to reach to the kitchen cupboards rather than head straight to the pharmacy. 

Right or wrong, the popular belief in which any kind of industrial medication might have a somewhat unexpected negative aftereffect is anything but new. It’s especially evident in today’s world as we witness the gruesomely increasing community of antivaxers around the world. 

For some, these tricks might feel like seasoning a scab rather than actually healing it, but as it is something that we Arabs, know how to do best, here are five home remedies that will know how to kick you back into gear. 

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Is there anything that olive oil cannot do? Our regional zeit zeitun does it all from skin, to hair and boosts your metabolism while doing up to so much more. In our dishes or medicine or basic skincare, we use olive oil for everything.

Cumin

Cumin

Cumin

Right, hear me out on this one. The brown spice is a literal gem. Providing you a load of iron and helps digestion, improves blood sugar control and may reduce food-borne illnesses. Sprinkle some over a steak and do yourself some good. 

Clove

Clove

Clove

This one is for extreme emergencies, feel like a tooth is acting up a bit? Try putting a clove between it and your gum. It’s said to tame the pain until you go and get professional help. 

Honey

Honey

Honey

Finally, something that actually tastes good. Pure honey can be very helpful when it comes to healing sore throats or bad dry coughs. 

Thyme

Thyme

Thyme

Sorting you out if you ever feel like you have stomach aches or sore throats. A niche product that too few know about.

 

 

Also Read: 6 Underrated Age-Old Natural Remedies from North Africa and the Middle East

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