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Sunday, December 28, 2003

Home Remedies

Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
immediately - without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional pain relievers.

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for
burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled
with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously
strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish
in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then
apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore Throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and
take 1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with alka-seltzer. Just dissolve two
tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost
instantly - even though the product was never been advertised for
this use.

Eliminate puffiness under your eyes by dabbing Preparation H carefully
rubbed into the skin around the eyes but avoiding the eyes. The
hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the puffiness
instantly.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes -- cover the blemish with a dab of
honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the
skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therpy for toenail fungus -- get rid of unsightly toenail
fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection -- to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish
to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust -- forget those expensive rust removers. Just
saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain.
The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer -- if menacing bees, wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home, and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground
instantly.

Smart splinter remover -- just pour a drop of Elmers Glue-All over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure -- cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste
as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the
boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters -- to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
drops of Listerine....a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises -- soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
apply it to the bruise for one hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness
and speeds up the healing process.

Kill fleas instantly -- Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few
drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor -- next time your dog comes in from the rain,
simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
making your dog smell springtime fresh. (I don't know about this one--dogs have such a keen sense of smell, I'd hate to force the sickly sweet scent on them. Toni)

Eliminate ear mites -- all it takes is a few drops of corn oil in your
cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for
three days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and
accelerates healing.

Vaseline cure for hairballs -- to prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a
dollop of vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick
off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily
through the digestive system.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief from arthritis -- it's not for breakfast
anymore! Mix two cups of instant Quaker Oats and one cup of water in a bowl
and warm in the microwave for one minute. Cool slightly and apply the
mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis.

posted by Gary  # 12/28/2003 02:20:00 PM
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