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Posted on 04/12/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by Bitsy
Home remedies that work
Diatomaceous earth for intestinal parasites in dogs (and presumably people). Its also good for controlling soft bodied insects, slugs, snails etc in the garden.
Its non toxic and can be bought in food grade
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion a day keeps everyone away.
I tried the onion and , yep, it works;-)
Thanks, don’t know how to pronounce it but good to know.
Its also good for controlling fleas and ticks. Its often called shell flour.
Yep, I forgot about the sweet oil or olive oil and yes, my mom used that too. Also, she used to rub turpentine and olive oil on my chest when I had a chest cold. I don’t recommend it because I have no idea if it worked or not but it smelled bad enough to make me feel better;-) (I still have a bottle from the ‘50’s from the pharmacy.)
Nature provides some pretty amazing stuff sometimes and diatomaceous earth is one of those miracle substances. I mix a teaspoon in with my dogs food about once a week.
May be mullien oil.
I don't even need the onion!
Very early in the morning, just before sunrise, I had great fun squirting it on baby slugs as they appeared on the surface.
It was pretty gratifying to see them virtually vaporize when hit directly with the concoction.
Early to rise
And early to bed
Makes a man healthy
But socially dead
Wow. Haven’t heard of that..She would make us eat a section of garlic clove wrapped in bread to help get it down...I also don’t know if it helped or just made us sick to our stomache.
For poison ivy, which we had plenty of..She used poison ivy extract, internally. We use to buy it at the local pharmacy.
I don’t know about that. Ben Franklin was quite the party animal in his day.
It’s “chegroes”, not chiggers.
Just checked my bottle and it is olive oil..Although mullein is a great upper respitory remedy.
Its chegroes, not chiggers
That’s funny. I had to google your comment before I got it - I’m slow today, obviously. Now I know what they prefer to be called. Thanks.
D-Mannose for urinary track infections.
An earache my eye!!!!
I’d meant to tear out that big fuzzy weed out back but thanks to FR I now know it’s mullien and will let it grow.
next year, when it flowers, I’ll try the tea.
Even if it were true, social death is reversible. The regular kind, not so much...
For light constipation before you reach for any OTC drug - Heated Prune Juice with a slice of lemon in a coffee cup before you go to bed — should see some “action” the next morning. If not — another cup and you might want to stay close to home.
When I make homemade fruitcake, (I know everyone hates fruitcake except me. Anyway, I use prunes among other dried fruits. I wind up eathing half the box myself thus staying close to home the next day.
I tried a home remedy from a friend who grew up in Eastern Europe. If you have a BAD cough, first get a hot shower or bath. As hot as you can stand it. Wrap yourself up in warm jammies, robe etc and then take one or two shots of frozen vodka. I actually tried this remedy with my teen son after trying every over the counter cough syrup made. The pediatrician wanted to prescribe him codeine cough syrup but my son refused. I couldn’t believe the results. The coughing stopped in about fifteen minutes, he slept completely overnight and felt fine the next day. Before anyone admonishes me about giving vodka to a teen, I felt is was less damaging than codeine syrup or tons of OTC cough syrup. It works and now I always keep a bottle of vodka in the freezer.
We’ve goen from an average of 35 years old death rate to over 70 now- and we are NOT eatign any better than we did back i nthe day- infact I surmise we’re eatign much worse- but alas, enjoying the taste instead of gagging ourselves eating ‘healthy crap’ . I’m now over 35 years old, so any day longer I live is alreadfy a good enough gift for me and I’m goign to celebrate by eating ho ho’s, twizzlers, ice cream and cookies galore-
Activate3d charcoal reduces gas and odor- jjust don’;t tke with medicines as it itnereferes with absorption, and turns stool black
Another idea: Instead of cough syrup, try fresh lemon juice mixed with a bit of water and lots of honey, heat it up (I microwave it), then add a bit of whisky. Works great.
I will definitely give this a try the next time. It sounds sweeter to me than a shot of straight vodka. Alcohol has been used a long time for medicine... it still works great today.
Being in East Texas, we have more than our fair share of chiggers. Amazingly, I accidentilly found a fast cure for the azeholes of the insect world, its those “moisturizing” shower gels. Apparently their “moisturizing” is from putting a thin coating of polymer on you, which just happens to plug the chigger’s ability to breathe.
“Glass wax”, was a creamy pink liquid to clean your windows and it was made out of this substance. It worked very nicely. We used it with stencils and a sponge at Christmas time to make winter scenes on the windows. After the holidays you just rubbed it off and had wonderful clean windows.
bump home remedies - slug death
bump—cough cure—frozen vodka
.45 Long Colt load: 250gr lead, 8.0 gr Unique powder, velocity 850 fps.
A good general purpose load that stops most urban pests with one application. Mom swears by it.
If you need a sore throat remedy: make a cup of hot tea - black tea variety is good. Add a tiny bit of butter, a teaspoon of honey, a good squirt of lemon, and a shot of good rum. Or two. Sip till gone.
The taste could be better - but it works a charm to ease a sore throat. Long lasting too.
Goes without saying: adults only.
When I was little, we each used to chew a big yellow tablet every day in the summer, at our Fishing Camp. We called them ‘sulfur/cream of tarter’ tablets, but I don’t know if that is the correct name. I think the Doc told Mama to have us chew them so that mosquito bites wouldn’t get infected, but I truly don’t know what they were for. Maybe to keep us from getting malaria? Who knows?
Quinine Sulfate maybe?
Excellent recommendation. We use it for all manner of critters, and me too upon occasion ; )
May God guide our course.
I heard of sulphur tablets. I don’t believe I took them because all medicine tasted terrible when I was growing up so I know I would have remembered. So far, I think sulphur is a good thing to have on hand - especially in the South.
No, they were Sulfur and Cream of Tartar tablets. Apparently the Red Arrow company still makes them, and they’re supposed to help repel fleas and ticks; but we used to chew them to help repel mosquitos.
I remember them having a bit of a lemon taste. but it wasn't the taste so much as the chalkiness that was strange.
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