Saturday Share: Common Remedies for Common Problems

Today I'm sharing some home remedies. My mom was big on home remedies. Here are some of hers, and a few I've heard about.

No, I'm not a doctor, and this blog post is not medical advice.

 At the least, it's entertaining. At most, it may be something that works for you, but that's up to you if you want to try something—at your own risk.

If you do try one of these, please leave a comment and let me know if something worked. 

Burn? Use a dab of Colgate toothpaste as a salve for burns.

Stuffy Nose? Try chewing on a couple of curiously-strong Altoids peppermints. They're  reputed to clear up a stuffy nose.

Aching Muscles? Mix 1 tablespoon of  horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for relief for aching muscles. (I think it's the actually the massage itself that helps.)

Sore Throat? Take 1/4 cup of apple cider vingegar with 1/4 cup of honey and mix well. Take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria. (I drink a glass of water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every morning. It's a previotic cocktail that's good for you in several ways.)

Skin Blemishes? Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, and the Band-Aid keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Allegedly works overnight.

Toenail Fungus? Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash. Of course, you must do this every night. So this is not an instant cure, but I've read online many times that it works.

Got a splinter? Put a drop of Elmer's Glue over the splinter, let it dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue and comes out easily.

Bruised? Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Arthritis Pain in Hands? Oatmeal can help. Mix 2 cups of oatmeal and 1 cup of water in a bowl. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute, cool until warm, not hot. Apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief.

Takeaway Truth

Once people depended on home remedies. Some people still opt to try a home remedy first.

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