These days, it has become a fashion for people to reach for a pill bottle or call the doctor anytime something goes wrong, or even for the smallest scrape. As medical research is progressing it is becoming apparent that our grandparents actually knew a lot more about the world than we give them credit for, and they took many of these old-fashioned folk remedies and they actually work.
Some famous grandma remedies:
Garlic and Olive Oil for Athlete’s Foot
This combination is good to fix your athlete’s foot problem. Just mince some garlic cloves, mix them with natural olive oil, and then use bit of cotton to rub this mixture onto the affected area between the toes.
Potato Slices for Headaches
Just cut a few slices from a raw potato, soak them in a very thin cloth, and apply them to your forehead or directly to the temples. This can relieve you of headaches
Olive Oil for Eczema
Olive oil is full of antioxidants and often used as an ingredient in professional skin creams. It can ease the symptoms of eczema as well.
Fix Hiccups with a Spoonful of Sugar
The reason why hiccups occur is because they are actually just spasms of your diaphragm, so having a spoon of dry sugar will throw off the nerve muscles and cure their agitation.
Treat Acne with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is an effective treatment for acne, since its antibiotic properties prevent further breakouts.
Have a Little Yogurt for That Bad Breath
Bad breath, officially known as halitosis, At least two servings a day of this probiotic wonder, ideally a plain brand with no sugar helps eliminate bad breath.
Deal with bug bites by using toothpaste
Toothpaste application or application of peppermint oil to a bug bite—even if it’s just through dabbing on a little toothpaste – will immediately reduce the raw itchiness.
Use Liquorice to Eliminate Corns
Soak some liquorice with oil, apply it all to the affected area, and then wrap it tight under plastic wrap for 6-8 hours. This will cause the liquorice to soften the corn.
Ease Your Hangover with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar balances the pH levels in your stomach after a little too much alcohol throws it off. Just gulp down a teaspoon of this vinegar, or a small shot-glass. If you can’t take it straight, dilute it with some water.
Constipation with beets
One home solution you may have heard from your grandparents was to eat some fresh-steamed beets, then drink the water they were steamed in. This should clear out your colon.
Vodka for stinky feet
Just soak a thin cloth in some vodka, swipe your foot down, and feel the smell go away. Mix Cumin, Honey, Cinnamon and Ginger for Diarrheal
Combine a teaspoon of cumin, and the same portion of honey, cinnamon, and ginger into a paste that you can drink.
Lemons for an Earache
Pain in the ears can be soothed by the application of freshly-squeezed lemons. Then
Cure Nausea with Olives
Whether it’s from motion sickness or nausea can be cured by eating olives, due to the tannin inside them.
Raw Honey for Chapped Lips
You can simply apply honey to the affected area and rub it on, just as you would. Just make sure the honey is both raw and organic.
Treat Styes with Potatoes
If you get a stye on your eye, just grate a potato, wrap the gratings in a cloth, and press to the affected area to ease inflammation.
Avoid Mosquitoes with Garlic
Mosquitoes are totally repelled by garlic. For further protection, rub garlic oil on your skin
Yams for Menopause
This will help with common menopause symptoms.
Honey for Acid Reflux
Swallow three spoons of honey, and it should help you achieve better digestion.
Fix Dry Skin
To soften dry skin, break down two bananas and mix them with a bit of honey. Apply this paste to the skin, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then wash it off, and your skin should feel softer.
Teabags for Burns
Place it directly on the burned area. This won’t fix the burn, but it will relieve the pain almost immediately.
Basil Leaves and Ginger for Fever
Crush some ginger and basil leaves together into paste, and then add a teaspoon of honey. Squeeze out the liquid, and then take a drink ever four hours or so.
Soak Golden Raisins in Gin for Arthritis
Get some golden raisins, soak them in gin, and let it sit overnight until all of the gin has been soaked up. After this is done, eat about ten raisins a day. While this won’t fix the underlying problems of arthritis, it will greatly ease the symptoms.
There are many advantages in a grandma remedy:
- This is one way of connecting to nature- As all the ingredients are natural,
- Easy to find -As we all know, most of the herbs we use as a natural remedy can be found in our kitchen.
- No side effects- Unlike allopathic medicines, they have minimal side effect in comparison to synthetic drugs.
- Cost – Friendly – They are comparatively cheaper than all those chemicals found in market.