We all have tried some of our grandparents’ remedies, and although we are always suspicious of their efficiency in the beginning, somehow these remedies always help us especially when we are in pain or in some kind of discomfort.
So, if you have forgotten some of them, we will remind you of them as they have always proven to be efficient. They seem bizarre, but they are very helpful.
- Raisins for Arthritis
If you suffer from this ailment, you need to soak some golden raisins in a couple of tablespoons of gin during the night. As a result of that, the vitamins in raisins will blend in with the anti-inflammatory effects of the juniper berries which are used for making gin, and in that way they will alleviate the pain and swelling caused by arthritis.
- Baking Soda for a Urinary Tract Infection
In order to treat this type of infection dissolve a little bit of baking soda in a glass of water. In this way the symptoms of urinary tract infection will be soothed very quickly because baking soda has the ability to successfully fight off infections and at the same time alkalizes the bladder. By its use your bladder will be protected from harmful bacteria.
- Dried Apricots for Indigestion
When we are dealing with indigestion, our grandmothers usually advise us to eat five apricots after dinner. This should be done each day if we want to aid digestion. Dried apricots are high in dietary fiber which is very helpful against indigestion and as well as prevents bloating.
- Potatoes for Spider Bites
So, you must remember when you were young how your grandmother has treated spider bites. In case you have forgotten slice raw potato and place it on a bandage or thin cloth, and then rub the afflicted area for a couple of minutes. This will soothe your spider bite thanks to the powerful anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties of raw potatoes.
- Celery for Foul Breath
If you want to get rid of bad breath, then just put a bunch of celery in your mouth and start chewing it.
- Nettles treat Hair Loss
Nettle leaves are abundant with calcium, iron, protein, phosphorus, magnesium, and beta-carotene. Also they contain plenty of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex which are beneficial for the health of the hair and its growth.
Hair is consisted of proteins, therefore nettle leaves will keep its health strengthen it and make it shiny. Prepare yourself a nettle tea, just add 4-6 leaves in a mug, then pour the boiled water, and your tea is ready.
- Yams for Menopause
Do not mix yams with sweet potatoes as they have a thicker rougher skin, and in colour are darker than sweet potatoes. Yams are high in vitamin A and C and dietary fiber. The vitamins balance hormones while the fiber lowers cholesterol levels.
All these old remedies sound strange, but all of them work, therefore do not hesitate to try them.