Although grandparents’ home remedies can sometimes seem weird, they have proved effective in many ways. You may even be skeptical about their use but they can significantly help you heal various health conditions.
For example, grandparents recommend rubbing swollen ankle with a boiled egg. It might seem strange, but this home remedy actually works. The swelling is reduced within an hour and the next morning it is completely gone.
There are numerous weird remedies that our grandparents have used, some of them are listed below:
Raisins for Arthritis
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.
Celery for Bad Breath
Bad breath is erased by chewing on either parsley or celery. As an added bonus they help clean your teeth and help with digestion.
Lemons for Earache
This is another bizarre combination. Apparently, if you squeeze some lemon juice onto an ear bud and pop it into your ear for a minute or so, you can alleviate the problems of an earache. The lemon juice is meant to stabilize pH levels in your ears making them feel as good as new.
Nettles Cure Hair Loss
This is just an excuse for grandparents to use nettles as a drink without it seeming weird. But there are facts behind this bizarre remedy as ‘Nettle leaf also contains high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and beta-carotene and high amounts of the vitamins A, C, D, and B complex’. Many of these vitamins and minerals are great for hair growth and hair maintenance. Our hair is mostly made up of proteins so it’s no wonder nettle leaves can help keep it strong, luxurious, and on our heads!
Just brew a kettle of boiling water, put 4-6 nettle leaves in a mug, pour the hot water over, and enjoy!
Please note: Nettle leaves are high in silica which can be harmful at high doses, so don’t go TOO crazy with the nettle tea!
Yams for Menopause
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.
Olives for Morning Sickness
Olives are loaded with tannins, which can reduce the production of too much saliva. So, by consuming olives, you can prevent the disgusting saliva in your mouth.
Baking Soda for Urinary Tract Infection
This is another natural and highly effective solution for urinary tract infections. Just add a small amount of baking soda to a glass of water and in a short period of time, the symptoms will completely disappear. The baking soda makes the bladder more alkaline, thus preventing harmful bacteria that can cause certain infection.
Make sure you consult a doctor if you experience a consistent pain.
Dried Apricots for Indigestion
Feeling bloated after enjoying a nice meal? Pop a couple of these fiber- and potassium-filled apricots for dessert and you won’t have to worry about undoing the top button of your pants.
Potatoes for Spider Bites
Along the culinary properties of potatoes, they can be used for spider bites due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. For this purpose, wrap a raw slice of potato on a bandage or a cloth and rub the affected area for a few minutes.
Red Wine for Corns and Calluses
Mash some Red Vines together with a little petroleum jelly to smooth out those rough patches thanks to the estrogen-like ingredients found in the sweet treat.
Duct Tape for Warts
Cover your warts with a duct tape and you will suffocate the virus that resides on the skin in a short period of time.
So, make sure you practice these somewhat weird recommendations any time you experience certain health problems. Some of them will definitely prove a success.