Old fashioned home remedies that actually work – part 1.


Our elders used homemade ingredients for various common ailments and some of them are efficacious to this day. But many such home remedies work better than the synthetic pharmaceuticals that so many people stuff their bodies with today.

Some useful home remedies:

Garlic and Olive Oil for Athlete’s Foot

Just shred some garlic cloves, mix them with natural olive oil and then use a bit of cotton to rub this mixture on to the affected area between the toes. It is extremely efficacious in athlete’s foot.

 Vinegar cures a Swimmer’s Ear

Put vinegar in your ears after a swim in the sea. The acidic properties of vinegar can kill off the swimmer’s ear bacteria, leaving you feeling like yourself again. Just take out some white vinegar, dilute it with distilled water, and put three drops into the problematic ear, three times a day, until the problem fades.

Olive Oil for Eczema

Eczema can make anyone grow crazy. But olive oil, which is full of antioxidants and often used as an ingredient in professional skin creams, isn’t just good for athlete’s foot: it can ease the symptoms of eczema as well. Simply rub some olive oil onto the eczema-affected areas of your skin, and it should help greatly to ameliorate the itching in eczema.

 Fix Hiccups with a Spoonful of Sugar

 “Hiccups” are actually just spasms of your diaphragm, so having a spoon of dry sugar will throw off the nerve muscles and cure their agitation.

Get rid of warts with duct tape

 After cleaning a wart off, just apply a strip of the tape to the affected area, and then keep it there for three days. After that, remove, and rub the wart area with a pumice stone, and then apply new tape.  Continue this process every three days until the wart disappears.

Use Coconut Oil for acne

In addition to many other uses, coconut oil is an effective treatment for acne, since its antibiotic properties prevent further breakouts. Just apply coconut oil to the skin, maybe mixing it with a little raw honey.

Have a Little Yogurt for That Bad Breath

Bad breath is known as halitosis.  But the cure for it is right there in your fridge: yogurt. At least two servings a day of this pro-biotic wonder, changes the landscape of your tongue so that it won’t breed any more the bad bacteria that produces that distinctive stink.

For bug bites by use toothpaste

Tooth paste contains peppermint oil inside: if you have the pure peppermint oil itself, that’s even more effective. Either way, applying peppermint oil to a bug bite—even if it’s just through dabbing on a little toothpaste – will immediately reduce the raw itchiness which occurs after a bed bug bite.

Soak Golden Raisins in Gin for Arthritis

If there’s one thing that afflicted so many of our grandparents, it was the terrible swelling pains of arthritis. But they had a home remedy that still works today. 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.

 Potato Slices in Headaches

For Headaches and migraines; use potato slices.   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.

To be continued…

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