My family has had their fair share of these. Some were pleasant, others...not so much.
Regardless, these remedies have proven effective time after time.
It's a shame that so many people waste money on pharmaceutical drugs that often aren't as effective and have dangerous side effects.
It amazes me that today's mothers rush their kids to the doctor at the first sign of a fever.
Fever is the body's way of building it's immune system. Whenever the body temperature goes up, that means it's fighting an infection within.
I always let my children run a fever, to a point, so that it would stimulate the immune system. My thinking was that this would help to fight off a worse illness, later.
Why give them a fever reducer when they only make the child lethargic? A child with fever is generally restless or lethargic, anyway.
My daughter used to suffer with the worst earaches and ear infections.
So painful, but so easy to cure:
My grandmother had a few of her own old folk remedies for arthritis that she swore by:
WD40: She would spray this wherever she was having a flare. She figured that if it could loosen up the joints in machines, it could loosen hers up, too! (And it worked!)
I am not sure that I would use this remedy myself, but if I couldn't get anything else to work, I'd give it a try just to see.
Copper: My grandfather had arthritis in his hands, so Grandma took a piece of copper and hammered out a bracelet for him. He was to wear it until his wrist turned good and green. I don't know if it was the absorption of the minerals that cured his pain, or the change in the magnetic field around the wrist.
Whenever somebody had heartburn, they were always given a tablespoon of vinegar mixed in a cup of water.
This must be apple cider vinegar with mother (the cloudy stuff).
If acid reflux was a constant problem, this mixture was taken before meals.
Clove oil is such a handy thing to have in your medicine cabinet. After all, nobody plans on having a toothache...
Simply put 2 drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and place on the painful tooth. It might not be the best taste in the world, but even dentists recommend this for pain.
Not only is it good for toothaches, clove oil, but it can be diluted in a little olive or coconut oil and used for muscle and joint pain.
Dry skin wasn't too much of a problem for us, because we lived in a humid climate. However, when winter came around, the humidity dropped.
There are 2 major reasons for dry skin:
1. Not enough oil in the body.
2. Not enough water in the body.
Do you have a treasure chest of old home remedies that you think work better than these?
Why not share and compare? Let us know how you stay out of the doctor's office!