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Posted on 04/12/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by Bitsy

Home remedies that work


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: homeremedies; preppers; survival
I started out looking for an old remedy my mom used to use when I was small. She would dust my jean cuffs with sulphur to keep chiggers and ticks off me when I played in the woods. I looked it up and many websites said it worked. So, here is a website I found that is very cool and I thought I would share it with you. Does anyone have a special home remedy from the past that works? http://www.myhomeremedies.com/topic.cgi?topicid=232&page=3 I hope I have done this right. I don't post often.
1 posted on 04/12/2012 8:09:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

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


2 posted on 04/12/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bitsy

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion a day keeps everyone away.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 8:24:36 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: 1raider1

I tried the onion and , yep, it works;-)


4 posted on 04/12/2012 8:30:16 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks, don’t know how to pronounce it but good to know.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 8:31:29 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

Its also good for controlling fleas and ticks. Its often called shell flour.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bitsy
A balanced diet with plenty of lean protein, fresh veggies, and healthy fats, drop the sugary snacks, 30-60 minutes of vigorous exercise every day, adequate sleep, plenty of water, and good hygiene habits make most remedies unnecessary. Trouble is best dealt with before it arises.
7 posted on 04/12/2012 8:36:22 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Bitsy
For earaches my mom use to get a product called “sweet oil”. I found some at Walgreens...I believe it's actually olive oil. Warming it slightly and putting a few drops in the ear with a cotton ball works wonders.
8 posted on 04/12/2012 8:36:23 AM PDT by hope
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To: Bitsy
Diatomaceous earth (play /ˌdaɪ.ətəˌmeɪʃəs ˈɜrθ/) also known as diatomite or kieselgur/kieselguhr, is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 1 micrometre to more than 1 millimeter, but typically 10 to 200 micrometres. This powder has an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and is very light as a result of its high porosity. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% silica, with 2 to 4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals) and 0.5 to 2% iron oxide.[1] Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive, mechanical insecticide,[2] absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, and a stabilizing component of dynamite. As it is heat-resistant, it can also be used as a thermal insulator.
9 posted on 04/12/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Bitsy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

interesting stuff.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: hope

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.)


11 posted on 04/12/2012 8:45:24 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Mmogamer

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.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hope

May be mullien oil.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Bitsy
I tried the onion and , yep, it works;-)

I don't even need the onion!

14 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: cripplecreek
Had an infestation of slugs on my lawn last year, and mixed one part household ammonia and four parts water in a spray bottle, a remedy I came across on the interwebs.

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.

15 posted on 04/12/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Jack of all Trades

Early to rise
And early to bed
Makes a man healthy
But socially dead


16 posted on 04/12/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1178 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Bitsy

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.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 8:55:54 AM PDT by hope
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To: null and void

I don’t know about that. Ben Franklin was quite the party animal in his day.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 8:56:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bitsy

It’s “chegroes”, not chiggers.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 8:57:39 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: redangus

Just checked my bottle and it is olive oil..Although mullein is a great upper respitory remedy.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 9:01:13 AM PDT by hope
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I use grapefruit seed extract which I only purchase one product that imo is the best there is. It can be used for anything. I use it to heal wounds, it is also a disenfectant on surfaces. Great to put in a water pik for cleaning teeth and gums. I even use it on my face. It is very potent so only a few drops is needed in water. One bottle last forever.

Nutri-Biotic GSE

21 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by hope
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To: Salvey

It’s “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.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 9:08:42 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

D-Mannose for urinary track infections.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT by sunny48 (America, home of the offended)
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24 posted on 04/12/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: hope
For earaches my mom use to get a product called “sweet oil”.

An earache my eye!!!!

25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: hope

Ha!
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.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: null and void

Even if it were true, social death is reversible. The regular kind, not so much...


27 posted on 04/12/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Bitsy

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.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

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.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 9:56:33 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

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.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 9:59:45 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bitsy

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


31 posted on 04/12/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: momtothree

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.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:15 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: Stat-boy

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.


33 posted on 04/12/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Salvey

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.


34 posted on 04/12/2012 10:24:15 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Mmogamer

“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.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 10:40:15 AM PDT by cotton
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To: Madame Dufarge

bump home remedies - slug death


36 posted on 04/12/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: momtothree

bump—cough cure—frozen vodka


37 posted on 04/12/2012 11:56:15 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Bitsy

.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.


38 posted on 04/12/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: momtothree

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.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 2:13:24 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Bitsy

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?


40 posted on 04/12/2012 5:39:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Quinine Sulfate maybe?


41 posted on 04/12/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: hope

Excellent recommendation. We use it for all manner of critters, and me too upon occasion ; )

May God guide our course.
Tatt


42 posted on 04/12/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SuziQ

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.


43 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:52 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

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.


44 posted on 04/13/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bitsy
I don’t believe I took them because all medicine tasted terrible when I was growing up so I know I would have remembered.

I remember them having a bit of a lemon taste. but it wasn't the taste so much as the chalkiness that was strange.

45 posted on 04/13/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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