Although we tend not to listen to our grandparents, they sometimes have many wise things to say. Especially when it comes to homemade remedies, they used to prepare to help with various pains and conditions.
It is true that many of them sound unusual, but in fact, they are very efficient! Keep reading to find a natural solution for your health problem.
Treat Urinary Infections with Baking Soda
Sprinkle some baking soda into a glass of water. Baking soda combats infections and makes the bladder environment alkaline, which means bacteria will stay away for some time. The urinary infection symptoms will disappear very soon.
Treat Arthritis with Raisins
Soak some golden raisins in gin and let it sit overnight. Raisins contain vitamins that will mix with anti-inflammatory properties of gin, i.e. of the juniper berries that are used to make gin. This mixture alleviates swellings and pain caused by arthritis.
Treat Spider Bites with Potatoes
Raw potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and they are very efficient in soothing itching. Slice a raw potato and place it in a gauze or a bandage. Rub the affected area for about 2 minutes and you should feel better.
Treat Hair Loss with Nettle
Nettle contains high levels of protein, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, as well as beta-carotene and numerous vitamins -- A, C, D, and B complex. All these nutrients enhance hair growth.
Hair is mostly built of protein, so nettle will help keep it healthy, glowing, and strong. To achieve this, place 5 nettle leaves in a mug and cover them in boiling water. Drink this natural nettle tea at least once a day.
Treat Menopause Symptoms with Yams
Yams are very similar to sweet potatoes, the only difference being that the former have thicker and a somewhat rougher skin. Yams contain vitamins A and C, which helps balance the hormones, as well as a high level of fiber which lowers the “bad” cholesterol levels.
Treat Bad Breath with Celery
Simply slice a celery and chew it!
Treat Indigestion with Dried apricots
Our elderly claim that five dried apricots a day will do wonders for the digestive system. This is due to the dietary fiber they contain, which prevents bloating and aids digestion.
So, you see, behind each and every bizarre remedy our grandparents used there is a scientific explanation. So, feel free to use them next time when you have one of the above-mentioned problems.