Salt, lemon and pepper are awesome. And not just for salads! We can now use them as a natural treatment for a variety of conditions. Without side effects.

These three ingredients can help you with the following:

Sore throat

Put a tablespoon of lemon juice, half teaspoon of pepper and a teaspoon of salt in a mug of warm water. Mix it well. Gargle the drink several times a day in order to soothe the sore throat and prevent coughs.

Stuffy nose

What you have to do to relieve a stuffy nose, is sneeze. You could do this straight away if you mix black pepper, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom, and sniff it slowly. Your nose will relieve immediately.

Get rid of gallstones

Gallstones are hardened deposits that form in our gallbladder and can be very painful. Thus, they need to be resolved. The sooner the better. A mixture of olive oil, lemon and black pepper can solve this problem.

Weight loss

The effect of lemon polyphenols is amazing. It prevents weight gain and also improves our insulin sensitivity. Here is a homemade recipe that will boost your metabolism and help you burn fat:

  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey

Mix the ingredients in a glass of warm water. Drink it regularly. The results are incredible.


Relieve nausea and soothe your stomach with this mixture: put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of black pepper in a mug of warm water. Drink it and you’ll feel better within a minute.

Asthma attack

Boil water and add ten grains of black pepper, two clove buds and 15 basil leaves. Simmer everything together for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture in a mug and let it cool down. Add two tablespoons of honey. Keep this remedy in your fridge for maximum of two weeks.


Clove oil together with ground black pepper can ease your toothache. Just apply them on the aching tooth.

Cold and flu

Boil some water and squeeze half a lemon in it. Steep it for ten minutes. Drink it while it is still warm. If you want, you can add some honey too.


To stop a nosebleed straight away all you need to do is put some lemon juice on a cotton ball and insert it down your nostril. Ensure that you have tilted your head forward so as to stop the blood going to your throat and prevent nausea.