Nowadays, most of us reach for over-the-counter pills and remedies to alleviate our health problems, even the smallest bruise or a scrape. However, a lot of these health problems can be relieved with DIY remedies that our grandparents once used. Though today’s medical community negates most of these remedies, a lot of them actually work and our grandparents seemed to know a lot more about the world than we credit them for.
Sometimes, these all-natural cures can have an amazing impact on the health and can even be more efficient than the over-the-counter options. This being said, in today’s article, we will present a list with the 7 “weirdest” DIY cures that may be more beneficial than you have thought!
10 DIY Natural Remedies
- Garlic and olive oil for athlete’s foot
You have probably read a lot about the health advantages of garlic, but what you may not have known is that it can relieve athlete’s foot. What you need to do is mince several garlic cloves and combine them with a bit of olive oil. Then, rub the painful area with the mixture for minute or two. Repeat on the daily.
2. Potato for headaches
Believe it or not, a lot of people use slices of potato to relieve migraine or headache. Soak them in a thin cloth and then apply the slices onto the forehead or onto the temples.
3. Relieve infected cuticle with vinegar
If your cuticles are torn up and infected, you should know that vinegar can be of great aid. Mix it with some warm water and then soak the affected fingers in it for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat the treatment on the daily or until the infection subsides.
4. Treat swimmer’s ear with vinegar
The next time you come home from the beach with a swimmer’s ear, drop a couple of vinegar drops in the ear for immediate relief. The acidic characteristics of vinegar can destroy the bad bacteria. Remember to use white vinegar and to dilute it with water prior to usage. Put one drop, three times per day for optimal relief.
5. Stop hiccups with sugar
Hiccups are spasms of the diaphragm and a spoon of dry sugar can help you calm the diaphragm and nerve muscles down.
6. Reduce acne with coconut oil
The antibiotic characteristics of coconut oil can be beneficial in averting acne outbreaks. Apply a thin layer onto the affected areas. You can also combine it with some honey prior to application.
7. Potatoes for Spider Bites
All you have to do is cut a few slices from a raw potato, wrap them in cloth and apply them to the bite area.
8. Beets to stop constipation
When you are not regular, beetroot can help you boost your bowel movements and prevent stomach discomfort. Consume steamed beets and then drink the water in which you have steamed them in. This will enhance the colon’s function.
9. Celery for Bad Breath
If you are suffering from bad breath, all you need to do is chew some celery before bed
10. Nettles for Hair Loss
The nettle leaves are packed with beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, D, and B, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and they are great for the hair and its growth. Drinking stinging nettle tea daily and massaging your scalp with stinging nettle will greatly improve the health of your hair.