Many home remedies are passed on through generations in families, but some are said to be merely old wives’ tales. Here are a few I have heard of:
- honey: sore throats
- salt: sore throats
- oatmeal: in a bath relieves dry, itchy skin and rashes
- coconut oil: makeup remover, after bath moisturizer
- olive oil, tea tree oil: ear wax
- diluted baby shampoo (1:1): itchy or scaly eyelids
- vinegar: mixed with baking soda, cleans out slow drains. Weedkiller on lawns, but will kill grass too. Mixed with water alleviates heartburn.
- lemon juice: mixed with water cleanses the colon
- ginger: indigestion
- turmeric: arthritis and other chronic inflammation
- cranberry juice: bladder or urinary tract infections
- cucumbers: under-eye bags
For one of my home remedies, I make a concoction of lemon juice, crushed garlic, vinegar, cinnamon, and honey when someone in my house has a sore throat. I believe in this, it’s one of my favourite home remedies. It seems to work for this old wife and my family. My grown children still ask for this.
Some of the others I incorporate into my morning smoothies for beneficial nutrients. Try some and see if they work for you too.
Do you have any home remedies that you believe in?
5 thoughts on “Home Remedies or Old Wives’ Tales?”
Cayenne pepper, crushed ginger and garlic rubbed onto the feet, then putting on bed socks at night helps when you have a flu!
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The cranberry juice is no longer a wives’ tale. There’s scientific evidence that it honestly helps with urinary tract infections. I recommended it to my patients and have used it myself. I like to drink cranberry juice even when I don’t have a UTI, but then I make it about half water and half juice. ~ Connie
My mother was big on the old Doc’s remedy of cider vinegar and honey for energy and losing weight – can you tell me if this is fact or fiction?
Thank you, I checked the chart and find I need to change a few things on my menu.