10 Weird Natural Remedies That Really Work
Mother nature is something special. She has a variety of remedies right under our noses that our ancestors probably have used for centuries. Now, many are trying to make a move back to those natural ways.
While consulting with a doctor is always a very good idea, there are a few strange-but-true remedies you can also try:
Disinfect a Wound with Honey
No Neosporin in the house? Dab the cut with honey before covering it with a bandage. Believe it or not, honey has powerful antibacterial properties. A study in the Archives of Surgery found that honey is capable of destroying almost all strains of the most common wound-infecting bacteria.
Next time you nick yourself in the kitchen, reach for the black pepper, says Roberta Lee, M.D., vice chair of the department of integrative medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center. Run cold water over the wound to clean it, using soap if you were handling meat. Then sprinkle on the pepper and apply pressure. In no time, the bleeding will stop. Turns out, black pepper has analgesic, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. And don’t worry — it won’t sting.
Clear Stuffy Nose With Your Eyebrows
When your nose is stuffy, it’s hard to focus on any other sensation.
To clear up the congestion, just press your tongue flat on the roof of your mouth, and apply pressure between your eyebrows using your tongue. Hold for 20 seconds, and release.
Your sinuses will drain into the back of your throat, and you’ll be able to breathe much easier.
Beer As A Shampoo
Celebrities uses this particular health remedy to give their hair that look that is always “camera ready”. Simply wash your hair as you normally would, pour on a cup of the brew of your choice, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out (which, incidentally, is about the perfect amount of time to finish off the pint or bottle that it came from). Don’t waste your favorite, more expensive beer on your hair because the low cost stuff works just as well.
Break a High Fever Faster With Your Underarms
Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body’s core. It’s uncomfortable, but it works fast. Then see a doctor.
Cure Foot Condition With Turmeric
Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) is a medical condition that causes inflammation and pain of the plantar fascia. This is a common cause of heel pain. Symptoms develop gradually and can affect one or both feet.
It is characterized by intense, stabbing pain especially when the first steps are taken in the morning after waking up when we stand long periods or get up after being seated.
Tears to the plantar fascia are caused by tension or repetitive stretching. This inflames and irritates the plantar fascia.
Curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some people take it in pill form, others add a teaspoon to their massage oil and massage it into their feet.