The remedies used by my grandmother performed quicker and more effectively than traditional treatments. Such missing treatments can treat a number of diseases, and strengthen them. When you’re getting headache, stomachache or sore throat, there’s something you can easily find around the house to relieve pain.
Lost Remedies From Our Grandfathers:
If the fever is high, just soak your socks in vinegar. Hold them on your feet for approximately 20 minutes, and check them every half hour before the temperature drops. Standard or apple vinegar may be used.
Salt is not only used for food flavoring but also for healing purposes. Heat a handful of salt in a saucepan until it becomes very hot. Place the salt in a towel, then put it on the chest and hold until it is cold. You can take a pinch of that too and put it in a tub.
Pour hot water over it, and keep your feet there for a total of 10 minutes.
Don’t wipe off your feet; just put on some socks and get as quickly as possible under some blankets.
Nut Shells Tea
You could always make tea from nutshells if you’ve got a bad cough. You can put in a pot about five ounces, and boil it.
Yes, the taste is awful but because you need it, not for pleasure, you drink it. Take a large onion, and boil well.
Leave it covered for a few minutes, and just drink it in a big gulp when it is not too hot.
My first dessert when I was a kid with a cold was Sodoul. You need an egg, milk, and either sugar or honey. These three ingredients make any sore throat a wonderful remedy and it is actually very delicious. Bring the milk to a boil, rub the yolk with sugar or honey, sprinkle over the hot liquid and drink. You won’t remember the pain after this second cup.
Wash a black radish and put a teaspoon of sugar in it. Put in next to a source of heat, like a cooker or a radiator. A syrup will form after a couple of hours, so you can drink to soothe your throat.
If you’re having a sore throat, a few teaspoons of pine syrup will ease the pain.
Rinse 1 needle in a cup, then finely chop into a food processor. Bring 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan, whisk, then cook without stirring for 1 minute. Take off the fire, add the needles and steep for 2 to 3 hours. Strain the syrup and chill for up to one month. This tastes great with cocktails!
You can gargle with salt water or freshly squeezed lemon juice, if you have a bad cough. Or, you can mix and drink vinegar, honey, and hot tea.
Cabbage is renowned for their anti – inflammatory effects. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauli-flower or green salad may also be used. These plants speed up the elimination of toxins from the organism, and protect tissues from cold. You need two or three cabbage leaves softened in boiling water or brushed with a little oil; tie them around your neck, and cover them with a towel or a scarf. Keep them over there for a few hours.
Potato slices can be used to treat headaches or migraines. You need two or three slices of raw potato that you’ll only put on your forehead and keep with a scarf in place. If after a while the pain is still there, then you should drink warm juice from potato. You grate the raw potato, you squeeze it, and then you drink three times a day, about a quarter of a bottle. The potato has anti-hemorrhagic and anti-anemic properties, vitamin A, vitamin K, sulfur (an ingredient that fights excess oil), and vitamin C.
Horseradish is an excellent treatment for sinusitis. Wrap up 2 to 3 teaspoons of grated horseradish, and apply to the nose or forehead root. Keep it on until there is a burning sensation on the skin. Horseradish which externally applied can cause redness and irritation to the skin. Cover the skin with a moisturizer that is applied in a dense layer at least a quarter of an hour before.
Walnut leaves are used for the treatment of skin issues because of the disinfectant, astringent, and soothing properties. A rash can be extracted from a decoction prepared from 30–40 grams of green walnut leaves per liter of water. Boil the leaves on high heat for fifteen minutes, then leave to cool down, strain, and wash the injured skin with a piece of clean gauze soaked in the decoction afterwards.
Other Remedies That Our Forefathers Used For:
- You can make chamomile tea for irritated skin due to shaving. Let it cool down, filter it down and then refrigerate. Rub out the irritated spots for about 10 minutes using a cotton ball.
- If chickenpox is the cause of the skin irritation, you should take a warm bath with oatmeal to soothe and reduce the need to scratch.
- When a bee stings you, simply put on parsley, honey or salt on the bee sting spot.
- In cases of more serious stings, bandage the spot with a poultice made of onions, leeks, or raw cabbage.
- Add fresh leaves of plantain, basil, sage, or rattle. To release the active substances make sure you crush them well.
- Chop an onion to treat burns, and rub it gently on the infected area. The substances emitted from the layers of onions will work wonders on the burnt area.
- Break a potato and place a burn on the slices.
- Use banana peel inside, or even toothpaste on the burn.
- Also, consider placing on it a raw beaten egg (this produces a kind of coating that neutralizes the burned skin), or rubbing it with buckthorn oil.
- You should grate a carrot and apply it as a poultice to ease the pain and avoid the blisters developing.
Cuts, Scratches, and Bruises
- Wash the spot with marigold oil for minor cuts and bruises, and clean the infected area with the inside of a banana peel.
- Put soaked bread in vinegar or wine to cure a bruise, then rub the spot with it.
- Put a few drops of cabbage juice in your eyes to treat the conjunctivitis. In five glasses of water, boil 2 tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds, wait for it to cool down, filter it, and wash your eyes a few times a day. In addition, you can do the same with chamomile, add a few drops of castor oil or a few drops of egg white.
- Clove oil is a renowned toothache treatment. Soak a ball of cotton in clove oil and rub it over the painful area. It also eases pain by chewing two or three cloves.
- A further natural remedy is that of garlic. Take a clove, then press it to the tooth. Garlic juice is a natural anesthetic which works quickly and efficiently. If you get used to eating raw garlic every morning, it will strengthen your teeth and not be as sensitive to cold or sweet foods.
- Onions have the same properties as garlic, and are excellent for teeth strengthening. Chew three minutes a day and you’ll be minimizing discomfort.
- Lemon is an important source of vitamin C but also a good teeth remedy that is affected by nutritional inappropriateness. Wash your mouth in the morning with the lemon juice, until you wake up. It will remove bacteria and plaque, and you’ll have clean teeth and fresh breath.
- Take a glass of warm water, and add half a salt tablespoon. Rinse out your mouth every few hours with this solution.
- Place some leaves of oregano in a cup of boiling water, keep them there for five minutes and then leave them to cool down to an infusion. Then put on a gargle.
- Prepare a black pepper and basil leaves paste, and apply to a painful area.
- Boil the root of hawthorn in water until it turns brown. Place your feet as hot as you can take it. Do this every day for two weeks. The result will be seen a few days later.
- Mix 1 teaspoon sesame mills mixed with honey and a couple of lemon drops. Take it in the morning for 20 days out of each month. Do so for a fixed duration of three months.
- Dissolve baking soda in water, then add it to the affected region using a compress. You can also take a warm bath in the tub, with half a cup added. Let the water dry out on your skin after the bath; don’t use a towel. Baking soda is refreshing and helps make skin rehydrate.
- Gently rub slices of watermelon into affected areas. They are soft, and will smooth the sunburn-affected area.
- In a cup of water, mix 20–25 drops of lavender oil, and pour over the affected area.
- Mix three lemon juice with two cups of cold water, then apply to the sunburn. The lemon cools the burn, serves as a disinfectant, and helps skin regenerate.
- Make compresses with milk, apply them for 20 minutes to the affected area, repeat the procedure every two hours, then extract the milk from the skin. The fat in milk is of great help to burns. You can also mix one cup of skim milk, four cups of cold water and some ice cubes, mix it together and then apply it with a compress on the affected area.
- Cover the affected spot with cooking oil, then sprinkle ginger oil over it so that the healing process can be quicker.
- On the affected area, apply peppermint oil. A mint tea can also be made to wash the affected area.
- Grate a potato, and apply it to the area affected. The starch will cool and smooth the area.