Home cures for common aches, pains, blisters, hiccups, and a whole lot more. The thing about these cures is that they sound a little far out there but have actually been known to work. Some of them you could have heard of before and dismissed them under folklore category. So if you see it here you know it does work. These cures are mostly like anything else dealing with health issues. What can work for one person may not work for another. Most of all they are fun and interesting to read. Do not worry you will not be required to kiss a toad or sleep in a pit of snakes.
Vodka is not for screw drivers anymore. If you feet just plain sweat and can clear out a room when you take off your shoes you may wish to try this. Soak a washcloth in vodka and wipe feet. Vodka does contain alcohol which is an antiseptic and dries on basically contact. The vodka eliminates the bacteria and fungus which produces the foot odor.
If you like yogurt your in luck. Yogurt destroys bad breath by that good bacteria which is contained in yogurt.
Grab the Listerine. Not only does it does wonder for germs in your mouth it aides blisters. The antiseptic in Listerine dries out the blister and removes all pain. Just take a cotton ball and with Listerine on it and dab it on the blister. Repeat three times each day until the blister is no longer hurting and has completely dried out.
Another use for Listerine is for toenail fungus. Just soak your feet in a bowl of the Listerine.
Lemon balm tea can treat cold sores. A double blind research had demonstrated that the topical use of lemon balm extract provides faster healing of cold sores on the mouth. Simply brew about two tablespoons of the herb with one cup of boiling water. Allow tea to cool down. Then take cotton ball and wet it with the tea. Dab on the cold sore. Do this a few times each day till the cold sore is gone. Lemon balm tea has also been used for other conditions such as insomnia and upset stomachs.
Calluses and Corns
You will need some licorice sticks for this cure. Licorice has substances called glycrrhizin, that are natural type hormone aldosterone. Manufactures have found methods to remove this substances for certain products. However, whole licorice is still used for a variety of conditions eczema, psoriasis and calluses or corns for which you will need to make a paste.
Making the paste:
Grind up a couple of licorice sticks in a blender. Power the powder into a bowl. Next add ½ teaspoon of petroleum jelly and mix well. Rub this pasted into the rough areas of your feet.
Give your feet a mini free cheap massage. Use a soup can, tennis ball, golf ball. Take shoes off and roll each foot over the ball for about two minutes. If your feet feel like they are on fire, freeze a bottle of water and do the same thing.
I know this one works. There is nothing easier than this one. Take a teaspoon of sugar. One belief is it disrupts spasms that are occurring in the diaphragm. You need to take the whole teaspoon at one time.
It will stop the hiccups almost instantly. You can also mix some sugar into a small glass of water and drink it down.
Motion sickness produces extra saliva in your mouth. Olives contain tannins which dries your mouth out while at the same time soothes that upset feeling in your stomach. Lemons can also be used to rid the nausea. Just suck on a piece of lemon candy.
Roof of Mouth Burn
We all have done it. Taken a bite of hot food that hits the roof our mouth and burns like crazy. Quick fix a teaspoon of frozen yogurt or ice cream. You can also take an ice cube to the roof of your mouth but only for a few seconds any longer and it can cause pain.
An apple a day makes the teeth whiter. Apples give off natural cleaning activity that remove the stains from your teeth.
Nightly Leg Cramps
This going to sound extremely silly but it does work. Simply place a bar of soap near your legs under the blankets and go to sleep. Some persons place the soap between the sheets. Why does it work seems still to be a mystery. However, there are numerous claims that it actually does work.
Have you noticed how the room just smell of those nasty paint fumes or odors from smoke that can come in easily through an open window and someone close by is busy with their burning pit.
Just take a bowl and fill it with regular distilled white vinegar. The vinegar will consume the odor in the air.
For $3,000 dollars you can purchase a box of fungus to eat. Cordyceps is a Chinese herbal remedy in which builds up strength and endurance. Since a lot of people most likely will not want to eat fungus and spend a few thousand dollars for it, the good news it does come in capsules. They can be purchased at most nutritional shops and even can be found at Amazon starting from around $14.00 a bottle.
Cooking up some Shiitak mushrooms will also boost immune system.
Take a potato peel and apply to burn like you would a bandage. Potatoes contain antibacterial properties plus the peel keeps the skin moist. Usually the burn on the skin becomes dried from losing moisture which takes the burn longer to heal. Since the potato skin produces moisture the burn can heal at a quicker rate.
No it is not the real blood of dragons. Dragons blood comes from fruit of palm trees which are in the tropical areas of Asia. Dragons blood extract can aide in coagulation of blood. Apply the extract directly to cuts, wounds and scrapes to stop bleeding. It has also been used to help treat symptoms of PMS such as pain and swelling.
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Cool a couple slices of raw potato and place under your eyes for around five minutes. The result will last for a few hours at least.
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