Home remedies

Posted by stuckonu @stuckonu, Nov 3, 2019

Is it cultural that some people use and believe in what is sometimes called home remedies?
I’m afraid to name a particular culture because it may be taken out of context and or labeled an *…ist of some kind.
I think another problem with talking about one of Grandmas cures is that it can be seen as “ practicing medicine without a license.”
I think of home remedies as a separate reality which some my recognize as the title of a book about “ seeing things in a different light “

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@imallears

@stuckonu

Hi,
Think about all the great home remedies that people mentioned here like coconut oil, ginger, baking soda,…and go to the stores and what do you see but a vast array of these items in products everywhere. Everyone jumped on the “natural” bandwagon and are now selling it for 10 times what you can make it for without the additives and stabilizers. I love to browse DIY hacks on the internet. Some work and some don’t. @parus mentioned coconut oil for dry mouth.
I never thought of that and I cook with coconut oil and made a coconut oil and liquid Vitamin E moisturizer that I still use. Ginger is amazing for stomach upsets.

Abreeva, which is an expensive cold sore remedy is a great pimple slayer…works overnight. Apple cider vinegar and water is a great ear rinse.

I think we should start a DIY and hack discussion and everyone can tell us about their own home remedies. I am going to start trying the coconut oil spray for dry mouth. I have a pantry full of vinegars and oils.

I clean my 2 inch white blinds with dryer sheets. What else do you guys do?

This is fun. Thanks for bring it into the light.

FL Mary

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@imallers I love the old time remedies and yes they are cheaper then whats at the store. Here,s one for you . I have nosebleeds due to dry nose and a broken cartilage , I did go and get it cauterized several times but now thanks to google I use vinegar on a q tip and insert it for a few minutes yes it burns at first but just a little time and cauterizes the problem That's my tip for now.

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@merpreb

good morning @parus- Pull what?

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@merpreb Wonder if she meant put ? Id like to know how to use it for dry mouth and I'm dry mouth,nose,eyes

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@lioness

@imallers I love the old time remedies and yes they are cheaper then whats at the store. Here,s one for you . I have nosebleeds due to dry nose and a broken cartilage , I did go and get it cauterized several times but now thanks to google I use vinegar on a q tip and insert it for a few minutes yes it burns at first but just a little time and cauterizes the problem That's my tip for now.

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@lioness
What kind of vinegar? My son in law gets them occasionally.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@lioness
What kind of vinegar? My son in law gets them occasionally.

FL Mary

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@imallers I use Apple Cider vinegar never tried the white use it for cleaning coffee pot A.C. I use a lot for most things

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As I laid in bed moaning somewhat quietly I wondered if fingers down my throat could be considered a home remedy since the practice makes happen what doesn’t seem to happen naturally.
I finally fell asleep but woke up to someone angry with me that I didn’t call.
What can I use for fried brain?

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@lioness

@imallers I use Apple Cider vinegar never tried the white use it for cleaning coffee pot A.C. I use a lot for most things

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@lioness
I love white vinegar for cleaning just about anything. I spot clean my wool rug with it.
Apple cider vinegar with water is a good anti bacterial ear rinse.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@lioness
I love white vinegar for cleaning just about anything. I spot clean my wool rug with it.
Apple cider vinegar with water is a good anti bacterial ear rinse.

FL Mary

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@imallers I usually use Hydrogen Peroxide and water for a ear wash. Can you use the vinegar and water the same?

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@lioness

@imallers I usually use Hydrogen Peroxide and water for a ear wash. Can you use the vinegar and water the same?

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@lioness
Hi,
Yes, use equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. I boil the water first and let it cool and make up a solution to put in a clean container. You can use a dropper or a syringe. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. I ran this by my ENT guy the other day and he approved. If you use a syringe be careful not to get into your eyes. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes fast …starts as soon as it’s exposed to air, so after several months it’s useless if you keep opening the bottle. I would toss any that you have had for over 6 months. The vinegar solution is drying so it’s best not to abuse it.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@lioness
Hi,
Yes, use equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. I boil the water first and let it cool and make up a solution to put in a clean container. You can use a dropper or a syringe. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. I ran this by my ENT guy the other day and he approved. If you use a syringe be careful not to get into your eyes. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes fast …starts as soon as it’s exposed to air, so after several months it’s useless if you keep opening the bottle. I would toss any that you have had for over 6 months. The vinegar solution is drying so it’s best not to abuse it.

FL Mary

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@imallears Years ago, now decades, I had recurring ear infections. An intern at the hospital told me to use a 50/50 mix of alcohol and vinegar once a week or so in my ears. Lay on your side, about 4 drops into ear exposed, let it sit for about a minute, tilt your head and drain out. Repeat on other side. Voila! No more infections since then. It changed the pH in my ears, making them healthier. Now I only do it once a month or two, with no issues. Hope this helps,
Ginger

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@imallears

@lioness
Hi,
Yes, use equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. I boil the water first and let it cool and make up a solution to put in a clean container. You can use a dropper or a syringe. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. I ran this by my ENT guy the other day and he approved. If you use a syringe be careful not to get into your eyes. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes fast …starts as soon as it’s exposed to air, so after several months it’s useless if you keep opening the bottle. I would toss any that you have had for over 6 months. The vinegar solution is drying so it’s best not to abuse it.

FL Mary

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@imallears Thanks I will start to use this

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