I came across this interesting little book on remedies, cures, and overnight miracles, one chapter is on stopping pain with self hypnosis. Was wondering what little gems the members here have got, any old fashioned/folk remedies that work for the everyday ailments we seem to get ,anything passed on by a momma ...
okay here's a couple Raw potatoes soothe minor burns ..wash the spuds cut up and press on the burn can bring instant relief .of course I hasten to add, if it is a bad burn bigger than 2 inches ,hop off to the Doc ...For Nausea, car sickness, sea sickness, Ginger works, a couple of cups of ginger tea, a ginger Ale ,that has natural ginger , I have in fact sailed through storms chewing on raw ginger, it really works .
My mom used to collect rain water in a bucket and rinse my very long hair in it, she said it would soften it ,I would insist she checked the water for bugs first, she also would rub a piece of silk over my hair to give it a sheen ...
Have you ever known someone with that thick nasty toenail fungus that leaves the nails looking thick and icky. Soaking your feet in a cheap instant tea mix a couple times a week, will kill it. Restoring your toes and feet to sandal wearing shape again.
When I lived at the beach my toes and feet were soooo cute, I found that the sand had an abrasive action on them, and the sea water was healing, now I am not exactly on the beach and what with gardening they are a mess, so maybe in the old Brit way I will give them Tea .....lol
Ginger, honey and, 1 sliced of lemon mix together with lukewarm water is a good cold remedy to cure a sniffle, sore throat, and bad cough. I use it all the time whenever I feel a cold or flu is coming on. It works best at the early stage of a flu or cold.
Also for all moms out there who has little ones "egg white" is great for bump rash. A nurse recommended me this and it works like a miracle.
hey you just jogged my memory with the egg white , try it ,it does work, dab some egg white under your eyes where those elusive bags' hang out ,, it actually tightens the skin ,you can feel it...humm wonder if it'll tighten my thighs ..take a few dozen eggs but I may try it ...lol.
The vinegar adds great shine to people with brown or darker tints, but warning! If your blonde and fair make sure u use the white vinegar! I found this out when my hair started taking on yellow and red tones with the red vinegar! ROFL! Lesson learned!
And using beer is great for setting your hair and adding shine. Yep! the smell evaporates thank god!
In London years ago , met a jewish lady, she was lonely and she would feed us , she made a horrible sweet and sour mackeral, yuck...but she also showed me how to make the best thing for a cough and sore throat, she sliced up onions finely put them in a dish and put sugar on them , left them to form a liquor, a few hours later you could drink this ,not bad tasting liquor , yup it did help with a sore throat... I like little old jewish recipes ...
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