Continuing from our previous article. Let us examine some more amazing home remedies that our elders used.
Use Licorice to Eliminate Corns
If you soak some licorice with oil, apply it all to the corn and wrap it tight under plastic wrap for 6-8 hours—for instance, overnight—this will cause the licorice to soften the corn.
For your Hangover use Apple Cider Vinegar
Drinking might be fun, but hangovers aren’t fun for anyone. 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. This takes care of all hangovers adequately.
Use beets for constipation
The human body needs to eliminate waste. 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 like magic.
Potatoes for Spider Bites
If a spider managed to sink its teeth into you, ease the itching and swelling by shredding a potato, wrapping the pieces in cloth, and applying to the bite area. For a more deadly spider bite, such as a black widow, seek immediate medical attention.
Pine needles, along with most other conifer needles, are high in vitamin C and can be used as an expectorant for coughs and for relieving chest congestion. When pine needle tea is combined with honey to make syrup, it is highly beneficial for soothing a dry and scratchy throat and helping to tame coughs.
Apples Help the Bowels
Apples are high in pectin, a naturally occurring fiber that both bulks up and softens stools. This means that apples are an effective treatment for both diarrhea and constipation.
Banana Peel for Poison Ivy
While bananas won’t prevent you from getting the allergic rash that 85% of the population contracts from touching poison ivy, they can help. Rub the inside of a banana peel against poison ivy rash for relief from the pain and itchiness.
Honey for Acid Reflux
As soon as the symptoms of acid reflux begin affecting you, swallow three spoons of honey, and it should help you achieve better digestion.
Blackstrap molasses for Constipation
If you suffer from frequent constipation, try injecting a little blackstrap molasses into your diet, whether as a coffee additive or an extra ingredient in cookies. This molasses should ease constipation.
Raw Honey for Chapped Lips
If your lips are chapped, you can simply apply honey to the affected area—rub it on, just as you would Chap Stick—and it will do the job nicely, and taste better to boot. Just make sure the honey is both raw and organic.