11 Bizarre home remedies our grandparents used that actually work!
For minor injuries, my grandparents still give me these weird treatments for all these minor injuries.
I took a tumble down the stairs the other week ago, and my grandma suggested me to boil an egg. After boiling the egg, then I was to rub the hot egg over my swollen ankle. It actually worked as the swelling had gone down within an hour. I felt like brand new the next following morning. Here are some really weird solutions that grandma’s have come up with that do work for real! Here they are:
Raisins for Arthritis
These wrinkly and dried berries are found to be in lunch boxes, scones or trail mixes. It is actually proven to ease off the symptoms of arthritis. All you will need to do is, while overnight, soak golden raisins in small spoonfuls of gin. To help reduce swelling and ease pain, you can mix the anti-inflammatory effects of the juniper berries that are used to create gin and the vitamins of these raisins. You will not become drunk, but it can be quite an excuse to sip on some yummy gin all day!
Celery for bad breath
The answer to bad breath is celery. According to many grandparents, it is the key to killing bad breath germs. You won’t have to keep going to the store to buy gum and breath-freshener when you can stick some celery in your mouthed chew. So, you won’t have to entirely rely on breath mints either.
Lemons for Earache
Another bizarre method to know about. So, if you squeeze enough juice from lemons into your ear and on your ear bud for at least a few minutes, you can heal the symptoms of your earache. Meant to normalize pH levels in your ear, lemon juice makes them feel great and healthy as before.
Nettles Cure Hair Loss
Many view this method as an excuse for Grandma and Grandpa to use nettles as a drink without it becoming awkwardly weird. There are apparently benefits to this remedy. A nettle leaf has high levels of iron, magnesium, protein, phosphorous, beta-carotene. It also has an abundant amount of vitamins A, C, D, and B. These vitamins an minerals are essential in hair growth and maintenance. Being made of proteins, our hair can benefit off nettle leaves as it can keep our hair healthy, vibrant, strong and attached to our heads. It’s best to brew boiling water, then fill a mug with 4-6 nettle leaves and pour hot water. Be warned that with nettle leaves being high in levels of silica, it can be harmful after using too high of a dose of it. It’s wise to drink a little bit than go overboard.
Yams for Menopause
It isn’t hard to mix up yams with sweet potatoes, they aren’t the same so keep that in mind! Yams are found to have a much rougher and thick skin that is usually darker in color. This is abundant in vitamin C, and some of vitamin A, which can assist in the balance of hormones and dietary fiber that can reduce your cholesterol levels.
Olives for Motion Sickness
Sounding like an old wive’s tale, this is surrounded by facts as olives are well-stocked with tannins, which can prevent the over-production of saliva from your salivary glands. We all are familiar with that feeling you get before you catch a cold. It’s when your salivary glands are producing too much saliva and to stop this, olives are helpful. You can find them in the deli section at your supermarket. I’m positive that around the world, grandparents would in fact, be proud.
Baking Soda for a Urinary Tract Infection
Another top tip that can work wonders. All you have to do is add a sprinkle worth of baking soda into a glass of water and the UTI symptoms will decrease and weaken in time. The baking soda has been found to treat bladder infections, and makes your bladder pH levels balanced by making it more alkaline which can slower and weaken harmful bacteria from forming again. Its wise to talk with your doctor if your symptoms are still painful and ongoing after drinking this concoction.
Dried Apricots for Indigestion
One that my grandfather lives by. The man will literally have at least five apricots when dinner is finished every day. He says it helps him with any indigestion and helps his body process food much efficiently. With high dietary fiber levels, it can help with your stomach digesting food you eat and stops bloating. If you feel bloated after eating, eat a handful of apricots and continue on with the day!
Potatoes for Spider Bites
Grandparents are onto a genius idea with this tip, believe it or not. With anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties, potatoes are exactly what you will need after a spider bite. All you will need to do, is wrap together a raw and sliced potato in a bandage or cloth that is thin. Then you can rub the irritated skin with the potato for a few minutes to help.
Don’t doubt the logic of your grandparents! Give it all a chance and see for yourself. You won’t know how it works until you try it out.