Old And New Remedies
For Common Ailments
The following is an assortment of tried and true home remedies from a variety of sources. While I can't vouch for the particular effectiveness of any method, nor are any to be considered miracle cures, many people have found the following treatments to be an effective alternative to modern medicines or treatments.
Of course, when serious illness or injury occurs you should seek out competent professional medical advice.
Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.
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HANGOVERS and CONTROLLING CRAVING OF ALCOHOL
Liquor Cravings! Gold Thread mixed with Golden Seal in teas creates a violent distaste for alcoholic drinks.
A few grains of epicae (a word which is sometimes known as ipecacuanha or ipecac) added to liquids nullifies all desire for liquors.
Consult your pharmacist.
To lessen the effects of acetaldehyde, a by-product produced in your body from consuming alcohol, and what causes hangover symptoms, never drink on a empty stomach.
One "old as the hills" suggestion to lessen the effects of hangovers is eating a large quantity of any member of the Cole family of vegetables (like cabbage) prepared in a acidic base before you start drinking.
That's right. Old-fashioned cole slaw prepared with vinegar is claimed to prevent a hangover!
A night of heavy drinking tends to dehydrate one's body. The morning after, replenish water loss and possible electrolytes imbalances by drinking plenty of fluids, include something on the salty side like chicken soup, or canned tomato juice.
Be careful if you have high blood pressure, kidney disease or if you must watch your sodium intake.
If you're already into heavy drinking, many swear by Chaparral a herb found in larger health food stores in capsule form. It is reported to help detoxify one's liver and is an old Indian remedy. The garden variety vitamin B in 50 mg tablets taken before you start drinking is said to help replenish it's loss from the body due to consumption of large amount of alcohol. If you already are suffering from the symptoms of a hangover and don't mind trying something that sounds totally ridiculous, try rubbing a cut lemon under each armpit. If you want to quit drinking try sucking on a whole clove. It's known to be effective in getting rid of the urge to consume alcoholic beverages.
EFFECTIVE DEODORANTS,Fed up paying big bucks for commercial products, then try baking soda. Mix two parts of cornstarch to one part baking soda. Best if used right after bathing.
BATH OILS, FACIAL SCRUBS, etc.
OK, still in the kitchen? Try cutting up a big cucumber that's high in magnesium and an effective natural deodorant.
So is plain old vinegar. Its high alcohol content will destroy bacteria that causes unpleasant orders. Don't worry, that vinegar smell goes away in about twenty minutes to half an hour.
Beauty Clay from Two Ingredients!
Five tsp Fuller's Earth and 3 tsp. lemon juice. Or Bentonite (clay) and water.
Scrub face and neck with soap in warm water, dry, spread milk of magnesia over face and neck. Relax until it dries thoroughly. Spread another layer of magnesia to dissolve the first layer, remove with a damp towel. Now heat some olive oil and apply; let this remain for five minutes; use ice cold witch hazel, which removes the excess oil, leaving skin fresh. This magically erases frown lines, re-awakens and preserves face and neck indefinitely. Use twice a week; after a few treatments you will be amazed at the transformation.
Dissolve 6 ounces sodium tetraborate into one gallon of water.
Mix 98 parts sulfonated olive oil with 2 parts perfume oil.
Thirty ounces potassium hydroxide, 5 gallons water, 100 ounces glycerine.
One part powdered French chalk and 3 parts talcum powder.
French Bubble Bath!
Mix 4 parts snowflake crystals with 1 part virifoam-A. Add perfume oil to scent.
Treatment for Pyorrhea!
Chlorine laundry bleach, daily applied with toothpick and cotton "swab".
NEVER give a laxative.
Assist victim to stand on head if possible until doctor comes.
BEE, INSECT BITES, ITCH OINTMENT, etc.Most insect venom is protein based.
So use a thick paste of powdered meat tenderizer and water applied directly on the bite. Takes only a minute to work.
Mix thoroughly one part ointment of nitrate of mercury and 4 parts of balm oil.
Poison Ivy Remedy!
Two ounces potassium permanganate with 40 ounces water.
Mix 2 ounces aquaresin G.M.C. in 1 gallon of water.
Let stand overnight
MINOR BRUISES, SPRAINS, BANGS, PAINSForget about beefsteaks, apply ice or anything that's really cold. No ice? Try a package of frozen vegetables. Give it a few bangs with a hammer to shape into a useful shape.
Many people suggest adding a grated onion and potato to a bowl of warm water for soaking your sore hand or foot. Pro athletes use the potato trick to relive minor swelling and soreness of injured fingers.
Simply cut a large enough hole in the potato, plunge in your sore digit, and watch the starch in the potato do the trick.
Got a headache? Cut out a small piece of a regular brown paper bag of the type you bring home the groceries in. Dip in vinegar (white vinegar seems to work better) and place on forehead Your minor headache should be gone shortly!
One off-beat remedy that may work at times simply requires that you flail your arms vigorously for several minutes. Most headaches are caused by constriction of blood vessels inside your head. By moving your arms as described, you reduce some blood flow, and may reduce swelling of affected vessels that give you the headache in the first place. Stop if you feel any discomfort, increased pain or get light-headed.
Have a leg cramp? Quick get a glass of warm drinking water. Next add two teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and one teaspoon of Honey. Now drink it as quick as you can cause the quicker it gets to your belly the quicker it will stop that Cramp.
You see Apple Cider Vinegar is high in potassium and low potassium levels may cause cramping.
If you suffer from Varicose Veins, read this. It is said if you apply Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times daily directly to the vein it will disappear in a month. The vinegar smell disappears in half hour.
CONSTIPATIONTry a small glass of cooked cabbage or carrot juice. Not too tasty? Grapefruit juice also works well as does prunes, figs, oat bran, over ripe bananas, avocados, raw apples, sauerkraut and beets.
A small daily salad works well as does daily exercise.
Foods that are known to cause constipation include alcoholic beverages, food with refined white flour, most spicy foods, all dairy products and chocolate.
DIARRHEADrink a glass of room temperature water mixed with a good sized teaspoon of cornstarch. Repeat after three or four hours.
Another effective if unpleasant looking remedy is allowing a grated apple to brown, then slowly eat it. What happens is the pectin oxidizes and you're getting the same ingredient found in many over-the counter diarrhea medicines.
One of the oldest remedies for diarrhea is blackberries. Try blackberry wine, or blackberry jam. About two ounces every three hours should give relief.
A just barely ripe banana, white rice and any flavor Jell-O also provides an effective home cure that tends to work by soaking up excess water in your intestines and stops diarrhea naturally - without harsh medications.
HEMORRHOIDSTwo effective treatments are lemon juice or witch hazel. Rub a small amount in the affected area with a cotton swab before going to bed. Each treatment may sting slightly.
Also try rubbing in the oil from several vitamin E capsules.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONLots of fluids will help wash out the bacteria that causes most urinary infections.
But if you drink real Cranberry Juice it will work better and quicker. It keeps the bacteria from sticking themselves to the bladder walls.
It can't be the sweet cranberry juice cocktails. It has to be 100 % Cranberry juice to work properly. Frozen Cranberry Juice Concentrate that you mix with water is good. You can sweeten it naturally with a little apple juice.
Its recommended that you drink 16 oz. per day.
HICCUPSTry dill tea. All it takes is a teaspoon of dill seeds added to a cup of fresh boiled water.
Try breathing into a paper bag for a couple minutes.
Eat several antacid tablets high in calcium.
Slowly drink a large glass of water.
Last but not least
(this one always works for me.........honest! )
1 shot glass full of apple cinder vinegar Drunk right down without stopping. Usually 2 gulps. If done properly without cheating, it will work.
EVERYDAY INDIGESTION, MOTION SICKNESSOne of my mom's favorites and it really works is a few drops of oil of peppermint dissolved in a half a teaspoon of sugar.
Also try peppermint tea, or a peeled and grated potato strained through cheesecloth, added to water. Drink slowly.
Certain fruits have enzymes that calm down the most upset stomach. Try mango, kiwi fruit, papaya or fresh pineapple.
Gas can be a problem. To relieve, try ginger or anise tea.
If you like beans but they cause you problems try cooking them with a few slices of potato which seems to remove the gas, and has no affect on the taste of the beans.
To control nausea, pick up and sniff a newspaper. An ingredient in the ink will quickly clear up that sick to stomach feeling for many people.
Also try sucking ice cube or ice chips.
For motion sickness try a half a teaspoon of ginger powder in a glass of water.
Candied Ginger can be found in Asian Food Markets and is easy to take.
Ginger is more effective then the drug Dramamine and much more healthier for you.
THE COMMON COLD & SORE THROATAmericans spend billions of dollars every year trying to fight off the misery of the common cold.
Want to try something different?
Echinacea offers natural protection against colds and flu
It stimulates your immune system and helps your body defend itself against virus' and bacteria.
Garlic is said to work wonders. Take a large clove, peel and keep it in your mouth. Bite down every so-often to release the natural juices. Replace with a new clove every four or five hours. Your cold symptoms are reported to be to gone in twenty four, to forty eight hours.
Your Spouse and friends are gone in 1 hour.
Your nose all stuffed up? Try eating some hot or spicy foods which should open up those blocked nasal passages and you won't have the rebound effect of taking too many nose drops!
Not hungry? Try a few minutes of vigorous exercise. The increased oxygen demand of your body will almost certainly cause you to breathe deeper and help open-up your blocked nasal passages naturally.
Chest congestion can be effectively cleared up by any of the over-the counter vapor medications, or try breathing a mixture of hot vinegar, or white wine. Breath in the vapors for a few minutes, and you should get relief!
Coughs and sore throats can be controlled with several home remedies. A classic required a large lemon. Start by slowly roasting it until it just splits open. Now take up to half a teaspoon of honey with the juice from the lemon. Repeat at hourly intervals until the cough is under control.
To cure a sore throat Juice 3 pineapple rings and a 1/4 thick slice of Ginger.
They both have anti-inflammatory agents to help speed healing of a sore throat.
Influenza! Yarrow herb known as milfoil has been used with good results to stop hemorrhaging of the lungs. If the tea is taken freely at the beginning of a cold, mixed with elderberry blossoms and peppermint, and the patient remains in bed, it will break up a cold and flu within 24 hours.
For a bad cold, take a teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer soda in a glass of cold water. If taken 15 minutes or so before a meal for 5 meals, it will banish a cold.
If the stomach is empty, the soda passes on through it into the intestines and kills the acid forming there. The soda stops acid formation, which during a cold forms in the intestines, is absorbed into the blood and filters out through the membranes of the nose, throat, eyes and lungs.
Cayenne and eyebright teas will dry up a cold quickly.
Cream of tartar in a glass of water, one teaspoonful, will quickly banish fevers.
SORE, TIRED OR SMELLY FEET, SPLIT FINGER NAILSEvery one's feet take a beating. Here's a few tips for common problems. Rejuvenate tired feet by pampering them with a soothing bath in a mixture of barley or millet. Use about two cups in ten cups of water. Slowly bring to a slow boil, once it gets to a soup like consistency take off heat, let cool. When at a comfortable temperature pour into large container and soak your feet for a half hour.
Ingrown toenails cause a lot of pain. This tip can work wonders! At bedtime put a lemon wedge on the sore toe and secure in place. By morning, the juices should soften the inflamed skin enough to allow you to trim the nail away from the skin it worked its way into. Trim toe nails flat do not round corners to help prevent reoccurrence.
Corns can be rubbed with castor oil or with a vitamin E capsule. Repeat daily for two weeks and you should be able to easily get rid of your corns.
Know someone who got really smelly feet? Try this. Let four to six tea bags steep fifteen to twenty minutes in a large bowl. Transfer to a good sized basin, add enough cool water to just cover your feet, let soak for half an hour. The tannin in the tea should get rid of the bacteria that cause the odor. Wash feet well after use to avoid staining. Repeat several times a day for a couple of weeks.
For broken nails rub with onion or garlic juice several times a day.
Try eating almonds and lots of green vegetables.
Brittle nails may be a sign of iron deficiency and some serious diseases.
Cut a small piece of lemon rind with a little of the pulp and bind to corn. Deep-seated corns will no doubt take longer
HAIR CARE DANDRUFF CONTROLFor split ends comb in a mixture of warmed castor oil mixed with olive oil into your hair. Wrap with a towel, leave in place for half an hour. Shampoo with an added egg yolk. Add half a cup of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of cool water. Rinse. Rinse with clear water to remove all traces of previous substances.
If your hair is thinning, try increasing your intake of foods high in sulfur. Cabbage, brussels sprouts, turnips, cauliflower as well as raspberries and cranberries are all high in sulfur
Supplement your diet with foods high in the B vitamins. Give your hair holding power with flat beer. The smell goes away in a day or so!
For dandruff, wrap one or two ounces of fresh ginger root and an ounce of camomile flowers in a piece of cheesecloth. Drop in a gallon of water and boil for ten to fifteen minutes After you shampoo, massage mixture into hair, rinse lightly.
Another popular method requires only apple cider vinegar. Rinse your head completely with the warmed liquid. Cover your head with a towel or shower cap, leave in place for half an hour. Rise completely. Repeat three times a week till dandruff is gone.
Finally, try rubbing peanut oil into your scalp. Rise with fresh lemon juice. Leave for twenty minutes. Rinse well to remove all traces of mixture. Repeat weekly till dandruff clears up.
Coconut oil is most effective for stubborn cases.
Superfluous Hair: Use 20 vol. peroxide. This is not the ordinary peroxide but twice as strong. This will in time discourage hair growth.
Soapless Oil Shampoo! Mix 100 parts sulfonated castor oil and 1 part perfume oil.
Mix one part of oil of lemon to 10 parts water. Apply daily.
Alopecia: Mullein Solutions Will Grow Hair on Bald Heads!
Massage the head by taking two fingers of each hand, put on each side of the spinal cord above the hair line. Now rub up and down for two minutes.
(This treatment alone has often given excellent results.)
Afterwards apply the mullein and leave on.
Garlic oil is also very effective to grow hair.
Soak 2 pounds gum jauri in 20 gallons of water overnight, dissolve, add perfume and color to suit.
Massage sulphur well into the scalp once a week for a few weeks, and partake of sulphur foods whenever possible.
Sleeping RemediesFor a safe, non-addictive alternative to prescription and over the counter drugs to make you sleep try the herb "VALERIAN."
You can get it at most health food stores. Follow the directions on the label.
ULCERS, WOUNDS & SKIN ULCERATIONSThis may sound crazy but eat at least one good size portion of steamed Cabbage everyday for two weeks.
Cabbage has a lot of Glutamine, which is an amino acid that heals ulcers.
Minor Wounds and Skin Ulcerations can be healed with sugar.
Granulated sugar is a disinfectant that helps kill bacteria and speed healing.
Make a ring of petroleum jelly to keep the sugar in place. Next sprinkle the sugar directly to the wound and apply the bandage.
Change the bandage twice daily.
A treatment that I used personally for skin ulcers is Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Use as directed on the tube. It was the only thing that would work for me. I tried 3 other medications at $8.00 to $20.00 a tube. Totaling 9 tubes. I thought was going to loose my leg for sure. Everyday it was getting wider and deeper.
1 tube of CVS Triple Antibiotic Ointment (any brand of Triple Antibiotic Ointment works as well) at about $4.00 and it was almost completely healed in two weeks. Half of another tube was all I used to finish the job. That was several years ago. Every scratch I get I use Triple Antibiotic Ointment and it disappears almost as quik as I got it.
Want to see some Gross before "Triple Antibiotic Ointment" Pics of the skin Ulcers.
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DIABETESThe little-known secret is corn silk, soaked in water overnight and drunk twice a day, is said to vanish diabetes.
PET TIPSPets have problems too. Here's a few quick tips for common problems.
A lot of dogs develop a flea problem. try rubbing on garlic power - no more fleas. If Fido seem to have a severe itching problem try using a little apple cider vinegar on the affected spot.
Diarrhea? Try a teaspoon full of carob powder mixed with his food. Worms? Garlic again. In fact, most dogs love the taste of garlic, and if you look at the label of many manufacturers pet foods you'll find it listed in ingredients!
Bad Breath? Give your pooch a sprig or two of parsley mixed in his food.
When you give your dog a bath, add a few tablespoons of baking soda to both the bath and rinse water to give a shiny bright coat.
If you have a long-haired dog that's shedding, rub a little olive oil a couple of times a week.
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A cat's litter box will smell fresh if you add a box of baking soda.
Fur balls pass easier if your pet has roughage.
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