11 Bizarre Home Remedies Our Grandparents Used That Actually Work!
- Raisins for Arthritis
YES, you got that right! You can use raisins to ease the symptoms of arthritis! It’s very simple – you just have to soak golden raisins overnight in a couple of spoonful of gin. The vitamins from the raisins mixed with the anti-inflammatory effects of the juniper berries used to make gin will help reduce swelling and ease your pain. And don’t worry, you won’t get drunk!
- Celery for Bad Breath
Can I ask you something – did you know that, according to many grandmas, celery is the answer for bad breath? You don’t have to spend money on packets of gum, just stick a bunch of celery in your mouth, give it a good chew and your bad breath will dissipate.
- Lemons for Earache
This is another effective combo. You’ll be amazed when we tell you that if you squeeze some lemon juice onto an ear bud and pop it into your ear for a minute, you can alleviate the problems of an earache. The lemon juice will stabilize pH levels in your ears.
- Nettles Cure Hair Loss
First of all, you should know that nettle leaves contain high amounts 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. How this works – well, 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! Here’s what you need to do – first, you bring a water to boil (1 cup). Then, you need to put 4-6 nettle leaves in a mug, pour the hot water over, and enjoy! Nettle leaves are high in silica which can be harmful at high doses, so don’t consume high amounts!
- Yams for Menopause
Yams are high in vitamin C, contain some vitamin A which will help balance out your hormones and tons of dietary fiber which will help lower cholesterol!
- Olives for Motion Sickness
How this works – well, olives are high in tannins, which can help stop the production of too much saliva. We all know that feeling you get before you’re going to be sick or when your feeling ill, with too much saliva in your mouth, it’s disgusting!
- Baking Soda for a Urinary Tract Infection
You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and feel the UTI symptoms disappear in no time. The baking soda actually annoys the infection and makes your bladder more alkaline which prevents the harmful bacteria from multiplying. But, if the symptoms are consistent or extremely painful, then you should see your doctor immediately.
- Dried Apricots for Indigestion
You should know that dried apricots are super high in dietary fiber which helps your stomach digest its food and prevents bloating. So if you’re not feeling too good after your meals then shove a handful of apricots in your mouth and carry on with your day!
- Potatoes for Spider Bites
How this works – raw potatoes are meant to have anti-itch and anti-inflammatory properties, exactly what you will need after being bitten by a spider. How to use it – just wrap a raw, sliced potato is a bandage or thin cloth then gently rub it on the affected area for a few minutes. That’s it!
Source: The Hearty Soul