Are you a fan of natural home remedies? If you answered yes, then you need to check out this video from David Benjamin at healthywildandfree.com. It shows how onions can be used for much more than flavoring your favorite dishes. Onions have health benefits and are great for curing what ails you. People swear that they can cure fevers, sore throats, infections, and cold and flu bugs. How you might ask? By putting them in your socks!
What do you think of this old wives tale? I think it seems more fact than fiction. I’m hesitant to try it because I don’t want to make my mattress smell but I like the idea. Onions in your socks at night can help to purify your blood, kill bacteria, and purify the air. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The foot is a complex part of the body, used for more than walking. Check out how it links to other parts…reflexology 101.
Are you a fan of natural home remedies? If you answered yes, then you need to check this out! It turns out that onions have more uses than just flavoring food. They are good for curing many ails. People swear by their abilities to help with fevers, sore throats, infections, and the cold/flu bug. Crazy. With no harsh chemicals, this remedy has been proven to work and is more than just an old wives tale. The only down side that I can see would be a smelly mattress! Be sure to clean it.
Old wives tales. Fact or fiction? Will food with mayonnaise really make you deathly ill if left out too long? Will going outside with wet hair make you sick? Does opening the oven when cooking a souffle help it cook? Turns out some of these aren’t true. RD has a list of the most common tales and whether Grandma was telling the truth. It doesn’t matter for me either way. I will never eat a mayonnaise sandwich that has been left out. It has been drilled into my head that I will die. Lol. Get educated here.
We are in the middle of cold and flu season…again! I heard some crazy statistic like only 20% of the flu shots given this year worked and got the right strain of the nasty virus. Sad! That means that a lot of other people were spending a lot of money buying cold medicine by the gallons. There is nothing worse than being sick. Being able to save some make and make your own remedies might help alleviate the pain some.
Have you seen that commercial where a guy and gal are asking for a sick day? It turns out that they are a mom and dad, talking to their itty bitties. It’s funny because we all know life doesn’t stop just because we are sick. I am always on the lookout for DIY remedies or natural cures to speed along my recovery and these cough sweets look like just the thing. They are wonderful for soothing a sore throat or fighting off a cold. Looks like they taste better than those artificial cherry ones. I like the idea of adding them to water and having an instant tea too.
I wonder if you could use molasses instead of sugar. It would give an extra nice ‘throat coat.’ I didn’t know that ginger and cloves were so good for you! Ginger helps with nausea, boosts the immune system, and is an antiinflammatory. Cloves reduce flem, have antiseptic properties, and have antioxidants. Good to know! Be sure to have some on hand before you are sick. From personal experience, the brain doesn’t work well when sick. No more missing work and school because of a cold or flu this year!
Everyday roots has a roundup of cough remedies that you should also check out. You can never be too prepared for cold season. Find them here.
Moms and Dads-pay attention! Really everyone should pay attentions.You are going to glad of this information at some point in your life. Winter is the time of snotty noses, colds, flu, and ear aches. If not for your kiddos then for you. I’m a fan of natural remedies. I’m not anti-doctor by any means but I do like to try and fix minor problems myself. My Grandmother had so many home remedies that seemed like miracle cures and I think I remember one like this.
This sock isn’t really “magic” but sea salt has quite a few healing properties. That and the heat combo can help relieve pain. And anything that does that and help speed up recovery is ok by me. Always check with your doctor if you have concerns or a serious medical issue but check out this sock too! These other natural remedies from Mother Nature Network are worth looking into as well…
I am in need of this today. I had a nasty cold this last week and now it has settled in my throat. Booo. I have all the ingredients needed for this all-natural remedy and I’m going to head to the kitchen and whip it up. My Grandma’s recipe had whiskey in it. Hehehe. But this looks good too.
Tea tree oil is all natural and has a whole heap of medical uses that aren’t widely know about; I had no clue! This oil doesn’t have a single synthetic chemical and we really should learn how to use it better. Best Plants has rounded up 14 amazing way we can do just that. I know I was surprised. Are there any other ways you can think of?
Being sick is the worst! Having a sinus infection is the worst of the worst. Natural Living Ideas has 14 natural ways to help treat the symptoms, boost the immune system, and eliminate the causes. Those all sound good to me. I will try anything to get back on my feet faster.
Ohh my, this one is for me! I got burned to a crisp this weekend at the lake. I put sunscreen on but forgot to reapply after a few hours. Dumb! When will I learn?! I searched the world far and wide for cures and I found this little gem from Instructables. It will save my skin and I hope it helps yours too. Instant relief? Be still my heart!
Cayenne has many health benefits, not to mention, it is delicious for flavoring dishes. It can boost your immune system, help your heart, relieve migraines, and with this salve, relieve pain. I’m excited to feature Herb Mentor and this tutorial on how to make an all natural pain relieving salve. **warning** this stuff is hot hot hot! Be sure and wash you hands after using it. Brilliant!
I use aloe vera for my sunburns and that is about it. Who knew there were so many other uses?! According to The Examiner there are a whole slew of health benefits. Be sure to check with your doctor before trying them, but if he gives you the ok… this is pretty cool. It can oxygenate the blood, help with your heart health, reduce high blood pressure and so much more. Check out all the health benefits for yourself.