Silly Home Remedies

Last time, I told you about some things we can find in the kitchen which we can use as remedies. Here are more surprising home remedies I found that I'd like to share with you. Some of you would think these are silly but these home remedies actually have evidence to support them. So before you rummage through your medicine cabinet or run to the nearest drugstore, read on first.

FOR INSECT BITES. By crushing 3 aspirin and adding a few drops of water, you can make a paste. Apply it to affected areas and leave on for 2 minutes, then rinse with cool water. You may do this twice daily until pain and itching stops. The salicylic acid in Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory compound that can reduce pain and itching.

FOR BLEEDING CUTS. Lightly press a cool tea bag against a small cut for 1 minute. then rinse and cover with bandage. The tannic acid in tea prompts blood vessels to constrict more quickly, which slows the flow of blood. This is because the tannic acid has an astringent effect.

FOR BURNS. Slice a tomato and apply it to damaged skin. Leave on for 5 minutes, then remove. Don't try to wipe the remaining juice on your skin, let it fully dry on skin. Once it's dry, rinse with cool water. Repeat the process two times a day until discomfort ends. The red fruit contains lycopene, an anti-inflammatory agent that calms inflamed skin. The juice helps draw some of the liquid out of the burn and reduce swelling.

FOR DANDRUFF. Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 quart of water. Use it as your final rinse after shampooing, twice weekly. The acidity in vinegar helps reduce the natural pH of the scalp which creates an unfriendly environment for yeast which cause dandruff.

FOR BLISTERS. This is already the second time I've heard about this, but since I rarely go out and when I do I wear flip flops, I haven't tried it yet. You can sidestep blisters by applying a roll-on deodorant to your feet before heading out. This will keep your skin from rubbing against your shoes and stop sweat glands from producing sweat.

FOR NAIL FUNGUS. Make a bleach solution by combining 1 teaspoon of bleach and 1 cup water. Pure bleach will burn your skin so it is important to dilute it with water. Using a dropper, apply the solution to affected nail. You can apply it twice daily until inflection disappears. The bleach slows down the growth of nail fungi.

FOR WARTS. Did you know that you can remove warts with a duct tape? Recent research shows this remedy could clear warts in 2 months. They found out that the tape removes the virus-laden skin cells. Here's how to do it - apply a piece of tape [cut it about the same size] to the wart and leave on for 6 days. If the tape falls off, just replace it. After 6 days, remove tape and wash area with soap and water. The next day, repeat the process again. Do this until the wart disappears.

Think about all these, they make sense to me and they're not silly at all, aside from being less painful and less expensive, you can easily find them in your home.

Mommy's Little Corner


Monica said…
Never knew this, really good to know! ;-)
Anonymous said…
Wow, this is great info.

Nessa said…
Another good thing for nail fungus and maybe easier than bleach is Vicks Vapor Rub. Just dab it on the affected nail, best done at night, wrap a bandage around it or wear a sock if it's your toenails so it doesn't rub off and let it sit overnight. Within just a few days you'll visibly see results.
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Irene said…
I love these! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the eye sight article.
Milly said…
Thanks for the tips-any home remedies for head lice? We are battling this problem and hate the commercial shampoos.