Costa Rican tradition is full of colors, flavors and home remedies. Yes, one of the things we characterize the Ticos for is our long list of home remedies for ailments and diseases.
Lemon soda with stomach pain:
This remedy has several uses, the most common is as a debugger or regulator to combat digestive and acidity. This remedy is rich in vitamin C and potassium.
Its preparation is very simple: a tablespoon of baking powder with 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a glass of water. It is important to note that it should be taken on an empty stomach.
Ginger with lemon for the flu:
The combination of these ingredients relieves nasal congestion and sore throat, plus ginger has enzymes that promote digestion and makes the taste very nice.
It is recommended to make a hot tea with two cups water, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons ginger root, and for a more pleasant taste, 1 tablespoon honey is added.
Rice water for diarrhea:
Diarrhea is not only uncomfortable, but is dangerous because it can cause dehydration. It is best to control it with a rice water drink. Its therapeutic action is due to the starch it contains, as the contact with intestinal mucosa tends to absorb fluid and thereby helps to reduce diarrhea.
In a pot, insert a cup of rice with three cups of water. Boil until rice cooks. Allow to cool and strain and then take it slowly- it is recommended to take at least 3 glasses a day
Juanilama or rosemary with alcohol 90 ° for cellulite:
This is used to combat leg pain caused by fatigue, shock and is also used against cellulite circulatory disorders.
For this remedy, a few branches of fresh rosemary or Juanilama should be placed in a bottle of alcohol, allowed reposing for at least 15 days before filtering. Then, once it has been leaked with a cloth or strainer, it should be placed on the skin or legs, making small drumming motions with fingers. It should be stored in a cool, dark place.
Aloe vera for burns
This plant has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing properties, and it is recommended to put the aloe directly on the skin. However, it should be just the aloe plant because aloe vera shell causes irritation if applied directly to the skin.
Its use is very simple. Wash the aloe, cut and squeeze to remove the aloe, and apply it as a body lotion.
Oregano milk cough
Oregano properties are antispasmodic and help in cases of chronic bronchitis and asthma.
In a glass of milk boil 2 to 3 stems of the plant, remove the oregano, and drink the milk.
Papas for gastritis
The potato relieves stomach pain or a strong burning.
Peel the potatoes, slice and liquefy part of the water. Let it stand in water before drinking.
Onion for earache
The onion has an anti-inflammatory compound that works for ear infections caused by viruses. Garlic has this as well so it can also help eliminate the pain.
The preparation is simple: an onion is placed in the oven at 230 °C for 15 minutes, once it cools, cut in half and proceed to squeeze the juice in a dropper and apply 3 to 4 drops into the ear.
Cinnamon and beer for menstrual cramps
These two components have anti-inflammatory properties and together help in a better way to reduce these pains.
If you use beer with alcohol, it should be boiled to lose alcohol. Place a few cinnamon sticks into the pot and let it stand because beer absorbs the taste of cinnamon. We recommend taking it a day before starting the menstrual period throughout the day and finish it a day later, consuming in small sips.