Home remedies

grandma - grandma
@emagyne (664)
United States
December 15, 2006 10:33pm CST
My knee has been bothering me and I have went to the doctor and taken nerve pills, fluid pill etc. I talked with this older lady at my church and she told me to take two small paper bags, soak them in apple cider vinegar and lay them in a towel or one of those leg wrap things and wrap it around my knee. Ok, it worked. My knee no longer hurts! Have you heard of or tried any home remedies that someone grandma told you and it worked? If so, Id like to hear about it.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I went to a cosmetic party with my mom and my grandmother one time, they were selling a facial mask that tightened the skin and cleared the pores and reduces wrinkles. We were there for over an hour, testing and liking the product. My mother and I both bought it, while grandma sat silently watching. We were driving home, chatting about how wonderful the product was when grandma finally piped up, telling us that in her day, housewives would take the leftover egg whites while cooking and brush them on their faces for the same effect. HOLY cow, after reading the label, guess what? Yep, powdered egg whites. I didn't purchase any more.
@emagyne (664)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have used egg whites too. And the best one...Toothpaste on pimples. Crest works the best for me. Why spend all that money when you have this stuff in the kitchen.
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• India
16 Dec 06
I would suggest you to do Pranayama. If you do in this way, you will definitely be benefited.It has no side effect, no amount is required. It increases blood circulation in such part also where there it is low. Please try this one :To be done by closing the nostrils one after another, close the right nostril by the right hand thumb, and likewise close the left nostril by the 2nd and 3rd fingers (Madhyama and Anamika) fingers keep the palm of the hand in front just above the Nose. Method: Prana breathed in through left nostril represents energy of the moon, which symbolizes peace, and has a cooling effect. Hence for purification of Nadis (nerve/vein), beginning of this Pranayama has to be made by the left nostril. Close the right side nostril with the right hand thumb. Inhale slowly through the left nostril till the lungs are filled. Then close the left nostril with the second and third fingers. Open the right nostril and exhale through it. Repeat this exercise slowly in the beginning, and with practice, increase the speed. When you are able to practice this exercise for a long time, inhale with as much force as is possible for you, then exhale also forcefully. This practice of inhalation and exhalation alternatively through the right and left nostril, as indicated above with force, should be done for 3 minutes. If you feel tired, rest for sometimes and resume. Regular practice will enable you to do this Pranayama for 10 minutes. After some practice being established, this Pranayama should be done for 5 to 10 minutes daily, depending upon one’s capacity
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• India
16 Dec 06
For more details, please do visit this site : www.divyayoga.com. Lot of research materials on various ailments are available there. You may go through.
• India
16 Dec 06
really good. Home remedies are tested ones..
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@emagyne (664)
• United States
16 Dec 06
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had morning sickness so bad that they were about to put me in the hospital because I was losing so much weight. My mom called yet another old lady from our church and she told her to heat some hot water in coffee cup and put a teaspoon of cinnamon and lime juice. Ok, i drunk this bitter stuff and didnt throw up anymore. It works.
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@tomjonz (60)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Go to your local health food store and get some DMSO, the king that rolls on like a deodorant. First roll it on the bottom of your feet if that doesn't help rub it directly where it hurts, oh your DR. will pu-pu the idea if you tell him. My wife uses it and it works, as long as it's not reumatoid arthritis
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@JBD189 (345)
• India
16 Dec 06
That's a good tip, which is new to me. Thanks for sharing this with me.
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• India
16 Dec 06
country medicine. - is this the best?
hey alot of other things are there but you should be careful while doing those.one big advantage is it has got no side effects.one more thing you will have to wait for some more time because it takes more time to cure.
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• United Arab Emirates
16 Dec 06
Hey, i have nothing 2 share... but my knee feels better.thanks.
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Dec 06
I have home remedy books and I have tried some. To get rid or a bad cold Lemon Juice and Honey works well and maybe add liquar
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
16 Dec 06
Glad your knee is better! When you first start with a cough you can try this recipe. It tastes quite nice and is very soothing for the chest. Mix about 2T honey, 2T lemon juice, 1 - 2t of vinegar, 2T sugar with hot water. Sip while still warm.
@nzinky (822)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Yes I have, when we would get a wart on our finger my mom would take a piece of bacon rub it on it then make us take it out in the yard and burry it and when the bacon rotted away so did the wart.......You don't always have to go to the doctor.......
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
what is the severity of your knee? is it light? if yes, hot compress it. but if not, better consult your doctor. it is better to take a prescribe medicine that buying them over the counter which may cause side effects in the end.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
well i find that most helpful hints are home remedies. and herbel help and things that have been around for awhile are the best. so if tht worked it was great that it did. my grandma told me to put a bandanna around my head if i got a head ache and it worked and for ear aches boil up onions and just the juice and put it in your ears.and teas to use for alot of the pain and just things that are mother nature things work, yeah next time i get a pain in my leg i'm going to try the apple cider thing . ok happ holidays.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Growing up I was told that the vinegar and the paper bags helps with swelling. I have done that many of times and it works wonders. The weirdest thing I was told and have tried and worked. You know those insects that makes there nests out of dirt. Well, scrape one off and put it in a cloth diaper or a nicely thin cloth. Smash it up, til it's a powder. Make sure it's just the brown stuff. Tie up the cloth so the powder is still inside. You can use it on rashes, by dashing it on the rash itself. It will clear up a rash. And will stop itching.
@neon2000 (2758)
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
I just read it from a book and I want to share it to you too. If you have a warts, you can use lemon with rind. Use band aid to cover the warts and leave it ther until it fall off. Do it everyday and after several days, you'll notice about it.
@cnetboss (2476)
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
Home Remedies for Colds.....Eat Guavas and Apples everyday
@oresal (1350)
• El Salvador
16 Dec 06
go to the doctor again dont, believe in those house wives stories, the best thing u could do is pay a visit to the doctor, explain him ur problem Again and get better medicines. did u injured ur knee by the way? what happened?
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have heard of a home remendie for a sore throat to gargle with warm salt water.or to drink tea with honey in it and it really sems to work.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Quick fix for a cold. 5-6 drops of nutmeg (jaiphal) paste (rub the nutmeg on a hardsuface adding a couple of droplets of water.) Similarly rub vigorously dried ginger. mix the two and apply on forhead and nose. Nutmeg can make you drowsy so dont take much of it.
@ozangel82 (754)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
I suffer from back pain and i usually find that a hot wheat pack does the trick!
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@GardenGerty (128721)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have read a whole book about Vermont Folk Remedies, which focuses on apple cidar vinegar and honey. One of the things it says is that it balances the trace minerals. I get a lot of "home remedies" from Prevention magazine, and other sources of alternative medical care. One I like is eating fresh (not canned ) pineapple for a sore throat. Horseradish helps fight upper respiratory infections, and if you do not like to eat it you can just breathe in the fumes.