Home remedies that work

The November 2011 issue of the AARP bulletin has an article about home remedies that work on page 14.  According to Candy Sagon, the author of the article, try these before you run to the pharmacy.

One spoonful of honey to quiet a nighttime cough.

Wash with liquid dish soap to keep from getting a rash after contact with poison ivy.

Drink tart cherry juice to help prevent gout attacks, relieve muscle soreness after exercise, and perhaps help with arthritis pain.

Use mentholated ointments like Vicks for toenail fungus.

Ginger can help reduce nausea and relieve motion sickness.  According to studies, taking one gram of ginger an hour before surgery can reduce nausea and vomiting during the first 24 hours after surgery.  Older adults who are prone to motion sickness should try eating one or two pieces of crystallized ginger.

Gargle with plain tap water three times a day to cut down on the number of colds you get as well as relieve symptoms when you are sick.

The nice thing about all of these remedies is that you have what you need already at home!

Read the entire article by clicking here.

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