Before medical science advanced, our grandparents relied on home remedies to treat various ailments. While some of these sound strange, many actually worked.
Here are some of the most bizarre home remedies that our grandparents actually used that really do work.
Arthritis pain can be treated with golden raisins that soaked in gin overnight. Eat 10 raisins each day, the anti-inflammatory effects of the juniper berries in the gin and the vitamins in the raisins will help reduce swelling and ease the pain.
2. Bad Breath
Instead of popping a piece of gum in your mouth to mask the stinky scent, grab some celery or parsley to chew on to really clean your pearly whites and freshen your breath. They also help with digestion!
I can verify this handy trick myself as my ears frequently like to torture me when I get even the slightest cold. Take some lemon juice and put it on a cotton ball or Q-tip and gently apply it just inside your ear. The lemon juice will neutralize the bacteria and restore the pH balance.
4. Hair Loss
Nettle or horsetail herbal tea were used to prevent hair loss in men. That’s because the silica found in these teas can strengthen your hair tissue and make your head of hair look fuller. Be careful with this, as too much silica can actually be toxic.
Adding yams to your diet regularly will help support your hormones with plenty of vitamin A and antioxidants, and help lower your cholesterol. Just be sure to get real yams, not sweet potatoes.
6. Urinary Tract Infection
Adding a tiny sprinkle of baking soda to a glass of water will make your bladder more alkaline, which makes it more difficult for the uncomfortable bacteria to multiply.
7. Apricots to help with indigestion.
The fiber and potassium in apricots can aid in digestion, preventing heartburn and other stomach problems. It will also make you feel less uncomfortable after a large meal.
Covering your warts with duct tape will suffocate the skin virus, sometimes in a matter of just a few days.