Even nowadays my grandparents always suggest a weird treatments when I get a minor injury. Not long ago I fell down the stairs and my grandma told me to boil an egg and to rub it while it is still hot over my swollen ankle. And guess what, it actually worked. The swelling disappeared within an hour and I was as good as new.
Furthermore, read about some really weird home remedies.
- Raisins as a Treatment for Arthritis
According to my grandparents, raisins are excellent for calming arthritis symptoms. What you need to do is soak some golden raisins in a few spoonfuls during the night. Raisins have anti-inflammatory properties and when combined with the juniper berries that are used to make gin, the swelling will be reduces and the pain calmed.
- Eliminate Bad Breath with Celery
The answer to bad breath lies in celery. All you need to do is stick a bunch of celery in your mouth and chew it good in order to eliminate your bad breath.
- Treat your Earache with Lemons
It looks like that squeezing some lemon on an ear bud and putting it in your ear for about a minute is going to calm your earache. This is because the lemon juice stabilizes the pH levels, thus making your ears healthy again.
- Nettles for Hair Loss
Nettle leaves are rich in calcium, protein, iron, phosphorus, beta-carotene, magnesium, B complex and vitamins A, C and D. A number of these vitamins are ideal for hair maintenance and hair growth. All you need to do is put 4 to 6 nettle leaves in cup, and pour boiling water over them.
Note: Nettle leaves are rich in silica and it can be dangerous at high doses, so consume this tea in moderation.
- Yams for Menopause
Many people confuse sweet potatoes and yams, but they are very different. Yams are darker in color and their skin is rougher and thicker. Yams are abundant in vitamin C and also contain vitamin A. This is going to balance your hormones and is going to reduce cholesterol due to its high fiber content.
- Olives for Motion Sickness
Olives are rich in tannins, which can prevent saliva production. We all know that too much saliva in the mouth can be disgusting.
- Baking Soda for Urinary Tract Infection
Add some baking soda in a glass of water and drink it. The symptoms of your UTI will soon disappear. The baking soda makes the bladder more alkaline, thus preventing the multiplying of harmful bacteria. Nevertheless, if the symptoms persist, you need to visit a doctor.
- Treat Indigestion with Dried Apricots
Dried apricots are abundant in dietary fiber, which promotes digestion and prevents bloating. So, in case you feel bloated after having a meal, eat a few dried apricots and continue with your day.
- Treat Spider Bites with Potatoes
Raw potatoes possess anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties, so they are ideal for treating spider bites. All you need to do is wrap a potato with a thin cloth or a bandage and rub the affected area in a gentle manner.