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Some grandma remedies that actually work.


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.

Panchakarma therapy.


Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins.

Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials.  However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease.

Panchakarma therapy will remove the excess toxins and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate toxins from your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma therapy is a complete cleanses and purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

Panchakarma therapy:

Panchakarma therapy is a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to individual needs and may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas – Nasal administrations

Ayurvedic physicians recommend Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance.

Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in an exact sequence for a specified period of time. In Panchakarma therapy there can be periods of discomfort associated with the profound release of toxins, which does occur. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy.

Like all medical procedures, Panchakarma Therapy always must begin with an initial consultation by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the individual’s constitutional type, the nature of the health problem if any, and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.


Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deep emotional tensions.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 188.



This remedy is useful in Urticaria associated with Rheumatism.

This remedy is also useful in Agalactia  (diminished secretion of milk) and in Uric acid lithiasis.

This remedy is said to antidote the ill effects of eating shell fish.

It is useful in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

It is useful in cases of scrotal itching with swelling in the scrotum.

This remedy is also useful in uterine haemorrhages with acrid leucorrhoea with pruritis in the vulva and stinging and oedema.

This remedy is useful in gouty pain in the deltoid region and in the ankle and wrists.

This remedy is suitable when the skin has itchy blotches of urticaria with violent itching.

It is useful in Herpes labialis.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the cold moist weather and worse from touch.


In Acute Gout I have had great success with URTICA URENS Q, 10 drops 2 or 3 times per day.

Dr. Ruddock.  M.D.

No home in the town or country should be without URTICA URENS TINCTURE – if only because of its magic power over burns; for almost instant relief of pain and rapid healing.  This of course applies to superficial burns.

Dr. Tyler; M.D.

I think URTICA URENES is the best remedy for non-appearance of the milk without any other symptoms, there being no apparent reason for Agalactia.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

URTICA URENS has cured the most obstinate cases of Deltoid rheumatism in 10 drops doses of the tincture. It is thought this has the power to dissolve deposits of urates in the muscles.

Dr. Dewey. M.D.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.


Vinegar was discovered around 5000 BC when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. 

Vinegar, which means “sour wine” in French, is made through a long fermentation process of any carbohydrate that can be fermented, such as; apples, grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, and beets.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial properties can cure a sore throat.

– The consumption of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar daily will restore the adequate levels of acid in the stomach and prevent acid reflux and abdominal spasms.

– Apple cider vinegar has anti-glycemic effects and positively affects blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates,

– Apple cider vinegar is good for various skin ailments, such as; bug bites to poison ivy to sunburn.

– It is useful as a topical application to eliminate warts, due to the presence of acetic acid.

– It improves heart health, as it has a favourable effect of the Serum Lipid profile. – Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium, so it energizes the body and treats fatigue

– Vinegar has got a potent effect of inducing a feeling of satiety and reducing the total amount of calories consumed and thus helps reduction of weight

– It reduces the mucus in the body, treating sinus congestion and preventing infections.

Other benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– A cotton ball in diluted apple cider vinegar and use it to cleanse the face and get rid of pimples.

– Rinse the hair with a solution made of one-third cup of vinegar mixed with four cups of water and this eliminates dandruff if sprayed on the scalp

– For smelly feet wipe the feet down with vinegar.

– For bad body odour dab a bit of apple cider vinegar under the arms.

-To whiten your teeth and to get rid of bad breath, gargle with diluted vinegar


Apple Cider Vinegar is high in bio-active components such as acetic acid, Gallic acid, epicatechin, and caffeic acid and all these compounds have a potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and other medicinal properties.