Sunday, February 14, 2010

Home Remedies

For years people have been treating various ailments with their own home remedies.  Some of the remedies proving rather interesting.
  • sore throat -  wrap a dirty sock, still warm from your foot, around your throat
  • nose bleed - have someone drop a cold door key down your back
  • freckles - wash with stump water
I like to think that my home remedies are a little more effective, at least they work for me if I begin treating myself at the first sign of illness.  That's how it usually is with home remedies, what works for one may not work for another and you have to catch it early.  It  saves a lot of money if I can prevent an infection and a trip to the doctor.

My Personal Remedies
  • sore throat - a tea made of lemon and honey, licorice root tea, gargling with salt water,  replacing or boiling my toothbrush afterward
  • stomach ache - chamomile tea, ginger tea, peppermint tea
  • common cold - homemade chicken noodle soup, rest, echinacea tea, orange juice, Sambucol elderberry extract
  • Urinary Tract Infection - cranberry juice
  • sinus infection - olive leaf herb, Sambucol elderberry extract
  • nose bleed caused by a dry nostril - olive oil rubbed inside the nostril
  • toothache - place tea tree oil on the sore tooth
  • yellow tinged teeth - baking soda toothpaste, brush with baking soda mixed with enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste
  • athlete's foot - tea tree oil
  • yeast infection - tea tree oil
  • cuts - tea tree oil
  • burns - aloe