ACNE, BLACKHEADS, AND PIMPLES
Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste,
not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose
water, apply to face with a cotton ball, and allow to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. 15-20 days of this application helps
cure pimples and also helps to remove blemishes and scars.
Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected
area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.
For acne that hasn't seemed to respond
to anything, steep 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves in 1 cup boiling water for 10-20 minutes, cool, and apply to affected area
with a cotton ball.
Avoid drinking tea (regular, not herbal
varieties) and coffee immediately after meals, as the tannin present in these interferes in the absorption of iron from the
Drink a cup of herbal tea mixed with 1/4
cup blackstrap molasses each day. This provides 80% of the iron needed in one day.
Foods high in iron: lean beef, lean pork,
skinned poultry, shellfish, fish, liver, organ meats, egg yolks, pinto, kidney, lima, navy, chick peas, black-eyed peas, lentils,
split peas, green peas, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, chard, broccoli, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dried peaches,
dried apricots, nuts, peanut butter, whole grain breads.
Your body absorbs iron from meats easier
than fruits and vegetables. To aid in the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables, eat them with a good source of vitamin C.
A daily serving of fresh fish or fish oil
capsules helps to give relief of arthritis and other joint pains.
3-4 walnuts eaten daily, on an empty stomach,
Mix 1 tsp. honey with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
and take it at night before going to bed.
Avoid taking aspirin, as this may invoke
an asthma attack.
Boil some cinnamon bark in a cup of water.
Store it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it as a mouthwash frequently.
Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll,
nature's own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your breath will remain fresh.
You can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten
Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries
and boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool and drink. Don't add sugar! This remedy is also useful for people with
Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily
for a month.
Slice a raw onion and place over the bruise.
Do not apply this to broken skin.
COLD AND FLU
Here is a delicious recipe for a cold and
flu soup: Sauté 6 crushed cloves of garlic in 1 tsp. vegetable oil until golden. Pour in a quart of beef or chicken stock
and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk in 2 egg whites. Beat together 2 egg yolks and 2 Tbls. distilled white vinegar;
pour this mixture into the soup. Season with salt and pepper and top with croutons, if desired.
Eat a few black licorice
Take apple pectin.
Make sure you're getting enough Folic Acid
in your diet.
Drinking ginger tea will help start a bowel
(IN SMALL CHILDREN)
Soak 6-8 raisins in hot water. When cool,
crush well and strain. When given routinely even to little infants, it helps to regulate bowel movement.
COUGHS AND ASTHMA
Steep 3-4 cloves of garlic in a cool, dark
place for 2 weeks. Use several drops at a time, several times a day for coughs or asthma. Garlic is an exceptional cleanser
for the body and has antimicrobial action similar to other antibiotics.
A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged
hair which can be used for all hair types: Separate the white of an egg from the yolk, whip it to a peak. Add 1 Tbls. water
to the yolk and blend until the mixture is creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your hair with warm water, remove
the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to your scalp with your fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into
your scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water. Keep applying the mixture until it is used up and then rinsed until all of
the egg is washed away.
Pour distilled white vinegar onto the hair,
as close to the scalp as you can manage; massage into the scalp; and allow to dry for several minutes before washing as usual.
Repeat daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.
Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato juice, 1/2
tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder, and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
3/4 cup of cooked spinach a day is enough to
give dramatic relief from depression if you are deficient in B vitamins.
Eat boiled sweet potatoes seasoned with
salt and pepper before bedtime to cure chronic diarrhea.
Combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup warm water,
1 Tbls. vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup baking soda in a blender or food processor until you have a smooth paste. Pour this paste
under the running water while drawing the bath. Very soothing to dry, itchy skin.
Steep 1-2 tsp. chamomile flowers in boiling water
for 10-15 minutes. Strain out the water, and apply the hot flowers in a cloth for alleviation of the earache.
Rub a whole nutmeg against a smooth stone
slab with a little water and make a paste. Apply on affected parts. (Note: It is believed by some rural, old fashioned practitioners
that instead of water, one's own early morning saliva can be used for better results.)
Simmer 1 cup honey and 3 cup water together
slowly. Allow 1 cup of the water to evaporate. Strain off the top surface, and put the remaining liquid into a stoneware crock
or dark bottle. Put a towel over it so it can breathe, yet be free of dirt. Place in a cool place. You can add cinnamon, clove,
or the juice of 2 lemons, if you like.
Simmer 1 cup water and 1 tsp. honey for 5 minutes.
Dip a cloth in the liquid and apply to the closed eye.
Mix 2 Tbls. cornstarch, 2 Tbls. glycerin,
and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Heat in a small pan placed in a water bath inside another pan. Heat until thick and clear;
it will have the consistency of pudding. Do not boil. Cool completely, Use in place of soap to cleanse your skin. (If mixture
is too thick, you may thin it by adding a little water, 1 Tbls. at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.)
Take a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice
in equal parts to dispel fatigue and general tiredness after a day's work.
GUM IN HAIR:
Soak the gum-coated hair in Coke® and it should
wipe out easily.
To lighten hair, use 1/4 cup chopped fresh
rhubarb to 2 cups boiling water. Cool, strain, and apply as a rinse.
Eat honey on crackers. The fructose in
the honey will help to flush out the alcohol in your system.
Steep 1 tsp. fenugreek seed in 1 cup water, covered,
for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup a day to help hay fever symptoms.
Eat 10-12 almonds, the equivalent of two
aspirins, for a migraine headache. Almonds are far less likely to upset the stomach.
Only 2 remedies have I ever know to actually
work. The first listed makes the most sense, since a hiccough is simply a spasm of the diaphragm, and you need to disrupt
this spasm. The second offers no rhyme or reason, but works nonetheless.
Breath in as deeply as you can, then exhale
as hard as you can; repeat 10 times; when exhaling the last time, keep the air pushed out, not taking another breath for as
long as you can stand. This normally works the first try, but repeat if necessary. Be sure to sit down when doing this.
This is a remedy only feasible when sitting
at a bar. Have the bartender fill a small glass with club soda. Light a match and drop
it, then drink the water quickly (being careful not to drink the match). It works, but I don't know why!
Drink 1/2 glass water, slowly.
Keep a tsp. of sugar in your month and
Suck 2-3 small pieces of fresh ginger.
Take a large mouthful of water with out
swallowing, plug both ears, and slowly begin to swallow the water. Unplug your ears and you're hiccup free! (Submitted by Mrs T. Falkmann)
Eat a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter
all at once. (Submitted by Tracy Pletcher)
Coat area liberally with lotion. Rub with
the back of a cold spoon vigorously for as long as you can stand to, changing out spoon for new cold one every 10 minutes.
Recommended time for this treatment is 45-60 minutes. Why it works: a hickey is a bruise; the discoloration of a bruise is
caused by blood accumulating under the skin from broken capillaries; this remedy breaks up the old blood so it can be reabsorbed
by the body more quickly, therefore diminished the discoloration.
Rub white toothpaste over the hickey, allow
to dry, and later, wipe it off with a warm facecloth. After a few applications, the hickey will be faded. Do not use gel toothpaste.
(Submitted by Hot Rod Anne.)
Mix water with cornstarch into a paste
and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites and is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.
Mix 1 tsp. each fresh juice of mint and lime,
and 1 Tbls. honey. Take 3 times a day.
Apply lime juice diluted with water on
bites with cotton ball.
MUCUS IN COUGH
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 tsp.
each of ginger, ground cloves, and cinnamon. Filter. Sweeten with 1 tsp. honey and drink.
Apply clove oil on the affected body parts.
Boil 1/2 cup of rice in 1 cup of water for about
10-20 minutes. After it is boiled, drain the water into a cup and sip at the rice water until symptoms are gone.
Mix lime juice with honey and water; drink
a glass of this every morning.
Mix 3 tsp. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. black pepper,
1 tsp. honey, and 1 cup water; drink a glass a day for 3 months.
Mix 1 tsp. lime juice with 1 cup water
and drink each morning.
Eat a tomato before breakfast.
For oily skin, mix 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal,
1 egg white, 1 Tbls. lemon juice, and 1/2 cup mashed apple into a smooth paste. Apply to face and leave on 15 minutes. Rinse.
Effective at getting rid of fat, drink
up to 3 cups of green tea daily. Regular tea can also be used with a lesser effect.
Mix 3 Tbls. of honey in boiled water and
drink. Honey has natural pain-relieving powers.
Soak feet in strong tea for 20 minutes
every day until the smell disappears. To prepare your footbath, brew two tea bags in 2 1/2 cups of water for 15 minutes and
pour the tea into a basin containing two liters of cool water.
Lick a little salt with the tip of your
tongue whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This is said to break the habit within 1 month.
Mix 1 tsp. lime juice and 1 Tbls. honey. Swallow
tiny amounts slowly 2-3 times a day.
Lay scotch tape over the splinter and pull
Soak the area in vegetable
oil for a few minutes before removing with tweezers.
A simple cure for a stomachache is to dissolve
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon in 1 cup warm water, cover and let sit for 15 minutes, then drink it like tea. This remedy can
also ease diarrhea and flatulence.
Drink coconut water 3-4 times a day.
Have a plateful of watermelon and/or cucumber
Mix 2 tsp. tomato juice and 1/4 cup buttermilk.
Apply to affected area. Rinse after 1/2 hour.
To ease toothache or other mouth pain,
make a tea by boiling 1 Tbls. fresh peppermint in 1 cup water and adding a little salt. Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains
menthol, which relieves pain when applied to skin surfaces.
Take 2-3 tsp. black strap molasses orally daily.
This also treats all kinds of circulatory ailments.
Sucking a piece of ice controls vomiting.
Eat 1/2 tsp. ground cumin seeds.
Cinnamon and sliced ginger work by interrupting
nausea signals sent from the stomach to the brain. If you are an herbal tea drinker, simply sprinkle cinnamon on the tea and
drink. To make ginger tea, simmer a few slices of ginger in hot tea water.
Try taping a slice of garlic to the wart.
Be sure to first protect the surrounding skin with petroleum jelly.
WEAK NAILS: To
strengthen and shine nails, combine 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. castor oil, and 1 tsp. wheat germ oil and mix thoroughly. Pour into
bottle. Shake before using. To use, rub a small amount into your nails. Leave on 3-5 minutes and tissue off. Follow up with
more plain castor oil, if desired.
Combine 2 Tbls. vodka, 1 Tbls. fennel seeds,
and 1 1/2 tsp. honey. Stir well and allow to sit for 3 days. Strain mixture. Use full strength or add 2 Tbls. water to dilute.
Use a cotton ball to apply to face as a toner.
Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin
and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bed time.
Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime.
Use this as toothpowder frequently.