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1. Golden Raisins for Arthritis
Believe it or not, hard liquor may actually be the solution to arthritic joints.
Research has shown that soaking golden raisins (not the regular kind) overnight in gin can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
You won’t be catching a buzz, but eating 10 gin-soaked raisins per day provides vitamins from the grapes and the gin’s juniper berries are a powerful anti-inflammatory.
2. Chocolate for Nausea and Motion Sickness
Another lesser known fact: excess saliva production can make motion sickness and nausea far worse.
Chocolate contains tannins that help dry out a mouth with too much saliva. If you’re not a big fan of chocolate (who isn’t?), then you can also try olives, berries, wine, or even some kinds of tea.
3. Duct Tape for Warts
Wart sprays are commonly found at any drug store, but why spend money on something that can be fixed with household supplies?
Duct tape is a common solution to many of life’s problems, even warts too.
Simply covering a wart in duct tape suffocates the skin virus at fault and will cause it to vanish in just a few days.
4. Celery for Bad Breath
Masking bad breath with mints or chewing gum is just a temporary fix for a stinky problem.
In order to treat the cause, celery or parsley can be eaten to neutralize the odors at the source.
Chewing parsley may not sound very appetizing so I’d personally recommend celery.
5. Sweet Potatoes for Menopause
AKA the “M” word, studies have shown that vitamin A can help bring your hormones back to regular levels.
Luckily sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and antioxidants that can even help lower cholesterol. Pass the yams, please!
6. Baking Soda for Urinary Tract Infection
If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to suffer from a UTI, you know how miserable it can be.
A great way to stop the bacteria causing the infection is by mixing one rounded teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water.
Drink it on an empty stomach and the concoction will make your bladder more alkaline, preventing further bacteria growth.
7. Lemon Juice for Earache
Earaches caused by an infection can be very painful. Luckily there’s a simple home remedy that can treat the source of the problem.
Soak a Q-tip in lemon juice and then roll it around gently inside the affected ear.
The lemon juice will bring the pH balance in your ear back to normal and kill off some (if not all) of the bacteria it comes into contact with.
8. Apricots Relieve Indigestion
Eat too fast? Research has shown that fiber and potassium can relieve the symptoms of indigestion.
Luckily apricots are rich in both, plus they taste great. Simply eat a few for dessert after a big meal.
9. Nettle Tea for Hair Loss
If you’re finding a lot of hair circling the drain in the shower, you could be suffering from hair loss.
Silica is a chemical that has been shown to help strengthen hair tissue, preventing further hair loss. It can be found both in nettle and horsetail herbal tea.
Don’t drink too much of it though… silica can have a negative effect on your kidneys in high doses.
10. Potatoes for Bug Bites
If you fall victim to a bug bite (of the non life threatening variety) then find the nearest potato and start slicing.
Potatoes have anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties.
Blend sliced potatoes into a paste and apply it over the affected area. In addition to relieving the itch the paste will also keep skin from drying out.
11. Aspirin Removes Dandruff
Aspirin can actually be used to eliminate dandruff because it is mostly salicylic acid, which is used in anti-acne products to remove dead skin.
It works the exact same way for your scalp and removes dead skin flakes quickly. A great way to apply aspirin is by making the following DIY
Crush 1 tablespoon of aspirin into your favorite shampoo and massage it onto your scalp. Wait for 5-10 minutes and let the aspirin do it’s thing.
Rinse your hair thoroughly and kiss those flakes goodbye.