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These home remedies sound weird but actually do work

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Everyone has that one home remedy they live by and they use it often; they pass it onto their children and their grandchildren. Though the remedies themselves may sound weird, never judge something before first trying it out yourself.

My grandmother believed that by cooking beet and then placing them in a bottle of Hanepoot wine for a few days, and then drinking a shot glass of that in winter, would help to stop a cold in its tracks! Whether it actually worked I wouldn’t know, but she believed it did.

With the prices of over-the-counter medicine increasing by the day it might be a good idea to start using some of these home remedies. I’ve put together a list of 10 remedies worth the old college try.

#1 Cuticle infectioncuticle infection

When struggling with cuticle infection, all you need to do is combine white wine vinegar with warm water and apply to your cuticles for 15 minutes a day until the infection subsides.

#2 Dandruff

Dandruff can be very annoying; combing your hair and then your shirt ends up looking like it’s snowing outside is embarrassing and unsightly. One remedy is to mix one crushed aspirin (Panado or Disprin) in your daily shampoo. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and you should be dandruff free shortly after.

#3 Stinky feet

Again, this one is both embarrassing and unpleasant for the sufferer and their family or friends. One remedy is to pour some rubbing alcohol (vodka works best) on a cotton ball and wipe it on the undersides of your feet in the morning; this will apparently help to minimise the moisture and to control the odour.

#4 Migrainechecking your head resize

When you suffer from a migraine and you don’t have anything to take for it, this will help. Apply ice to your temples or to the back of your neck for 10 to 15 minutes; this will help to numb the nerve that’s sending the pain signals.

#5 Swimmers’ ear

If you suffer from ear infection all you need to do is dilute white wine vinegar with an equal amount of distilled water; drop three drops in the infected ear three times a day.

#6 Blisters

For blisters you can use a cotton ball and Listerine. Simply moisten the cotton ball in the Listerine and wipe it on the blister three times a day until the area dries out and it no longer hurts.

#7 Achy feet

Do you have achy feet every night when you come home from work? The best thing for this is to roll your feet over a tennis ball, golf ball or a can of soup for at least two to three minutes to help relieve the pain.

#8 Hiccupshiccup

They say too much sugar is not good for you but in the case of persistent hiccups, it’s the best thing for you to consume. Simply swallow a teaspoon of sugar when you first start to hiccup and this will help to stop it in minutes.

#9 Minor burns

Some people say that if you have a minor burn you should put some cold water on the area, while others say that you should put honey on the area and leave it for a few minutes. This will help to sooth the pain.

#10 Brittle nails

If you have brittle nails all you need to do is apply some vegetable oil on your hands and cover it with cloves and plastic wrap during the evening. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and repeat.

So whether you believe in home remedies or not give these a try first and then decide.

Words: Natassha Burrell


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