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12-29-2000, 09:02 AM
What's your favorite home health remedy that you or your family uses?
Heres mine: If you have rough feet...apply udder balm (sometimes called Bag Balm..you get it at places like Farm & Fleet) to the underside of feet at night ..cover with socks..
Repeat several nights for smoother feet :)
12-29-2000, 11:08 AM
Oatmeal for skin irritations. Years ago I had a persistent rash on my arm that multiple (expensive) doctors and prescriptions didn't help. Found the oatmeal cure in a book and it cleared it up in a few days--all for the price of small handful of Quaker oats.
BTW, the book is part of a series from Prevention magazine: Doctor's book of home remedies. There's a general volume, but special titles for children, men, seniors, etc. available too.
The tips in there rock.
12-29-2000, 01:01 PM
Any ideas for a home remedy for dry, itchy winter skin that I can put in a bath or something (instead of putting on lotion over and over and over...)?
12-29-2000, 02:45 PM
My dad makes a great drink for when he's sick (great because it works, not because it tastes good):
Boil onion and garlic and carrot (I think) and make a broth; strain out the chunks of stuff and add lemon and honey. Drink this throughout the day and watch your cold disappear.
12-29-2000, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Miss B. Haven
Drink this throughout the day and watch your cold disappear.
...because you're too busy gacking to remember that you have a cold? :p
12-30-2000, 12:33 PM
My Mother told me of home remedies her parents swore by, which I'd not touch with a 20 foot pole.
Their favorite for a winter cold -- or any cold for that matter, was a glob of goose grease mixed with a shot of whiskey, a spoonful of honey and slurped down fast. She says it was disgusting and I believe her.
Her father believed in mixing a little kerosene with either honey or goose grease, spreading it on a slice of bread and eating it. I always figured he was nuts and that proved me right.
I'm more modern. I believe in the power of chicken soup for a cold, along with major amounts of Vitamin C. I also believe in the properties of 'juicing' fresh vegetables and fruits, though the stuff, not being pasteurized or flavor enhanced takes some getting used to.
As a preventative, I consume daily a B-150, 800 mg of E, 800 mg of C, and 1000 mg of B-12, along with various dosages of other vitamins.
I also believe in the healing properties of garlic, which might explain why my neighbors tend to talk with me while up wind and standing several yards away.
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