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Home Remedies That Work #528570
01/27/18 06:17 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Stifle Hiccups by swallowing 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar. The dry granules stimulate and reset the irritated nerve that is causing the spasms of the diaphragm. Any coarse substance, such as salt, can work in a pinch, but sugar tastes best.

Amandala January 19th, 2018

Re: Home Remedies That Work [Re: Marty] #528571
01/27/18 06:18 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Ginger:

To quell nausea - try frozen ginger chips. First, infuse fresh ginger in hot water. Strain, then freeze the concoction in ice cube trays. Crush the cubes and suck the icy chips throughout the day to provide your tummy with a steady soothing dribble. Ginger’s anti-nausea properties are particularly effective during pregnancy of after surgery.

Source: Amandala Newspaper January 19th, 2018

Re: Home Remedies That Work [Re: Marty] #528575
01/27/18 07:32 AM
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Also ginger seems to help prevent sea-sickness.

Re: Home Remedies That Work [Re: Marty] #528597
01/29/18 06:22 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Garlic:

To smooth a sore throat gargle twice daily with a solution of six pressed garlic cloves mixed into a glass of warm (not hot) water. Follow the regimen for 3 days. Research shows that fresh garlic juice has anti- microbial properties that fight pain-causing bacteria. The warm liquid soothes inflamed tissue.

Re: Home Remedies That Work [Re: Marty] #528648
01/31/18 06:54 AM
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To curb a cough indulge in a square or two of dark chocolate. Researchers found that chocolate’s theo bromine compound is more effective than codeine at supressing persistent coughs without the side effects of drowsiness and constipation.

To calm a nagging cough that keeps you awake at night, take 2 teaspoons of honey (1 to 2 teaspoons for kids; don’t give children younger than 1 ), along with 500 mg of Ester C 30 minutes before bed. The vitamin C (non-acidic Ester type won’t upset stomachs) boosts the immune system in the early stages of your cough. Research shows that honey works better than either a cough suppressant or no treatment at all for relieving children’s nocturnal cough and promoting sleep.

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If you grazed your skin with a hot-from-the-oven cookie pan, apply aloe vera gel to the burn as needed. The soothing and anti-inflammatory gel creates a second skin to protect the burn from air, which irritates exposed nerve endings.

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If you snore mostly when on your back, put a tennis ball in a shirt pocket cut from an old T-shirt and sew it to the midback of your tight pajama top. The discomfort forces you to roll over and sleep on your side –without waking you up.

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To quite flatulence take two enteric-coated peppermint capsules (500 mg each) three times daily. Peppermint kills bacteria that cause bloating and relaxes gastrointestinal muscles for smoother, spasm-free digestion. The enteric coating prevents capsules from opening in the stomach and increasing discomfort by causing heartburn indigestion. The peppermint releases and goes to work lower in the gastrointestinal tract, where gas-plagued people need it most.

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To stop foot odour soak feet nightly in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water to eliminate odoriferous bacteria. Or take a daily foot bath in strong black tea (let it cool first) for 30 minutes. Tea’s tannins kills bacteria and close the pores in your feet, keeping feet dry longer; bacteria tend to thrive in a few days to a week. One caution: Do the soak only when your feet are free of cuts.

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To soften chapped lips rub on anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing olive oil two or three times a day to soothe, soften and lubricate. Your lips to will feel immediately better, but it will take a few days before they start to heal on their own. Some research suggests that applying extra virgin olive oil to skin after sunbathing may help prevent skin cancer.

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To prevent a headache try relaxing magnesium (200 to 400 mg) to reduce the muscle tension and spasms that can cause your noggin to throb. But not any type will do. Make sure the supplement contains at least 200 mg of active elemental magnesium. Because magnesium is more preventative than curative. The treatment works best on, say, premenstrual headaches because you can predict when they’re coming and take a dose a day in advance. Those with kidney problem should consult a health care practitioner before taking magnesium.

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A stiff neck results from slowed circulation and lymph flow to muscle tissue. Use contrast hydrotherapy- a quick blast of hot, then cold water – to get the blood pumping again. In the shower, first run hot water over your neck for 20 seconds to increase blood flow, then switch to cold for 10 seconds to constrict blood flow. Alternate three times, always ending with cold. When you get out of the shower your body will send the blood back out to the skin, which results a final dilation of blood vessels and – voila! – a looser neck.

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To whiten stained teeth crush fresh strawberries into a scrubbing pulp that you mix with a pinch of stain-removing baking soda and enough water to make a paste. Apply the mixture to a soft-bristled toothbrush and polish for a few minutes once every 3 to 4 month. (More often can erode tooth enamel.) The astringent malic acid in strawberries helps buff coffee and red-wine stains from teeth.

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To sweeten bad breath gargle with a small cup of acidic lemon juice to kill odor-causing bacteria. Then eat a bit of plain unsweetened yogurt, which contains beneficial lactobacillus bacteria. These so –called probiotics compete with and replace reeking bacteria. (They also make you prettier-check it out!) The lemon-yogurt combo instantly neutralizes odour and lasts 12 to 24 hours.

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Sip linden flower tea, which works in two ways: It stimulate the hypothalamus to better control you temperature, and it dilates blood vessels, inducing seating. Mix one tablespoon of dried herb (available in health food stores) in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes then sip. Drink three to four cups a day. If you still run hot after a day of sipping tea, seek medical attention
For high fever (above 102 F), take a tepid bath, which simply cools the body to match the water temperature. Bathe until your temperature decreases to 101 to 102 F, then sip linden flower tea to lower it even more.

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To relieve menstrual cramps take ˝ to 1 teaspoon of cramp bark tincture every 2 hours on the days of your worst cramps. Test-tube studies show that this North American plant works as a muscle relaxant to quickly relieve painful spasms.

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To prevent vomiting douse a cotton makeup pad with isopropyl alcohol, hold it up to your nose, and take a few deep breaths (no more than three in a 10-minute period). According to a recent study, emergency room patients who inhaled the isopropyl alcohol- saturated pads saw a 50% reduction in nausea, compared with patients who sniffed pads doused in saline solution.

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To sidestep a hangover because excess alcohol depletes the body of essential B vitamins (they help break down alcohol in the body), before going to bed take a B-50 complex supplement, which will ensure that the metabolism of alcohol continues apace. Also, rehydrate by drinking plenty of water.


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