Home remedies

Sore throat, runny nose, or cough? It doesn’t always have to be the chemical club right away! Home remedies have proven to be effective against many ailments. On this page, you can find what home remedies are available and what symptoms they help against.

Home remedy checklist: What essential ingredients do I need?

Many home remedies can be prepared with just a few utensils and ingredients. If you always have the “basic ingredients” at home, you are well equipped for many minor illnesses such as a cold, fever, diarrhea, or cough. You should have these things on hand if you want to prepare home remedies:


  • Cotton towels (various sizes)
  • bowls (various sizes)
  • Hot-water bottle or grain pillow
  • bath thermometer


  • Quark
  • Lemons
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • Ginger
  • horseradish
  • Apples, bananas, carrots (foods containing pectin)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt
  • different teas
Onion pouches for earache
An onion bag for earache is a tried and tested home remedy. You can find out how it is prepared and used here!
healing clay
Healing clay is a natural mineral powder mainly used in alternative medicine. Read everything about healing earth here!
Nasal douche
A nasal douche introduces liquid into the nasal cavity to flush out mucus, germs, and nasal secretions.
Inhale - how it works
How to properly inhale What is an inhaler? You can find answers to these and other questions about inhalation here!

Home remedies from AZ

Which home remedies really help? And against which complaints? Here you will find an alphabetical list of effective home remedies.

Medicinal plants as home remedies

Medicinal plants are used successfully as essential oils or teas for many ailments. The effect of the plants is very different. You can find out which medicinal plant you use against which complaint and how the correct application works on our therapeutic plant page.

Treat common complaints gently

Which home remedies help against a sore throat? What natural remedies are there for constipation? In the following, you will learn how to treat common complaints with home remedies gently.

The throat is scratchy, and the nose is running: a cold is coming! Now it’s time to drink a lot and rest. Home remedies can alleviate the symptoms and shorten the duration of the illness. Find out which home remedies help against the individual symptoms of flu and cold:

home remedies for cough
When it comes to cold home remedies, there are plenty out there, and they range from tried and true (like chicken soup) to downright bizarre (like pickle juice). And while some remedies work well, others are pretty useless. One common cold remedy, for example, is the clichéd tea bag trick, which most doctors agree does nothing more than soothe your throat temporarily. But one home remedy that might be helpful is honey, which has been used for ages to fight coughs and soothe sore throats.
Various home remedies help against cough. Which treatment is suitable depends on the type of cough. Read what helps.
Home remedies for cold and flu
Winter is cold and flu season, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Home remedies help combat the symptoms of cold and flu, such as cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Saline nasal sprays and cough drops can help keep the mucus flowing, while hot tea and honey can provide relief from sore throats. Sometimes, home remedies are all you need, but if your symptoms persist or worsen, make an appointment with your doctor.

There are many home remedies for colds and flu. Read more about what works – and what doesn’t!

Home remedies for gastrointestinal problems

With abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation, gastrointestinal problems throw you off track. If you want to relieve the symptoms quickly, you can try the following home remedies for constipation, diarrhea, and the like.

Home remedies for constipation
Constipation is a commonplace problem. However, there are home remedies for constipation that can alleviate the issue without having to resort to over-the-counter medications. Other treatments include drinking plenty of water and carbonated water and eating fiber-rich foods. Certain foods can help to improve digestion, like prunes and raisins.
The cause of constipation is usually harmless and home remedies can provide relief. Read here which resources can help you!
Natural help for diarrhea
Diarrhea affects 1 in 3 adults at some point in their life. It’s a common condition that tends to be either mild or severe. For most people, diarrhea will pass in a few days, and there’s no need to seek treatment. However, there are some cases of diarrhea that require medical attention, so if you think you’ve got a chance of the runs, consult a doctor. If it’s mild, over-the-counter medications like Immodium should ease your discomfort. However, if diarrhea persists for more than three days, it’s usually best to seek professional advice.

Home remedies have proven effective against diarrhea. Read here what works against diarrhea and how to use the home remedies!

Home remedies for pain

For many of us, pain is an inevitable part of life. Aches and pains of all types often strike us without warning—and when you least expect them, too. But while we wish our aches would go away, it’s unlikely that they’ll ever completely disappear. There are, however, some home remedies for pain that may ease your pain or make it disappear altogether.

Headache? Stomach pain? Sore throat? A few simple remedies can help ease the pain. You can find out which home remedies work against which pain here.

Home remedies for sore throat
Most of us have experienced a sore throat at some point in our lives. Sore throats often react to a cold, a virus, or both. They most often occur in children, and although they can heal independently, plenty of home remedies for sore throats can help speed up the healing process.
Does your throat scratch and hurt? Natural remedies can effectively combat a sore throat. Find out which home remedies work best!
Headaches The best home remedies
Headaches are one of the most common health complaints, with up to 50% of adults experiencing headaches at least monthly. Most headaches can be cured through over-the-counter medication. However, there are occasions when the drug isn’t practical. In these cases, home remedies are a great alternative.
Headaches are usually harmless, and home remedies can relieve the pain. Read here about how to get a headache under control!

When do home remedies help? Diseases and Symptoms from A to Z

Are you looking for home remedies for a specific symptom or disease? In the list below, you will find all the signs and symptoms and illnesses that home remedies can help with


Important instructions

Home remedies have their limits. If the symptoms persist over a more extended period, do not improve, or even worsen despite treatment, you should always consult a doctor.