Home made remedies



I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for home made remedies!  

Growing up, my mom would always make us this cough syrup made simply from sugar and carrots!  She would thinly slice about 3 carrots into a jar, and cover the carrots with sugar.  Over night the sugar would bring out the carrot's juice and turn it into a thick syrup!  It tasted great (how can it not with all that sugar) but it also did the job!  It soothes a sore throat and even helps releasing phlegm!

Anyone else have any home remedies to share?
Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:53 am

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Home remedies

You've got to love moms! :P
Mom always had a home remedy for everything.
The one I remember most (probably because I hated it so much) is her making me gargle salt water for a sore throat.
It's still the first thing she tells me to do if she calls me and I'm sick. :P
It works too! Too bad it's so gross :P
You just boil the water and put salt in it, let it cool down and then gargle it for as long as you can stand :P
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:13 pm


Lol!! That's my mom's answer to a tooth ache or a sore in your mouth! "Disinfect it!", God could hear her saying that in my head so clearly! haha!
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

too many to tell

Oh God, where do I start?
Put a sliced clove of garlic, in you ear to cure ear infections, wrap a few leafs of cabbage around gout or a sprained ankle, castor oil on any sort of inflammation, apple cider vinegar is a great toner for acne prone skin, honey and lemon in hot tea for sore throats and colds, if you burn yourself, rub oil and salt on the affected area; the weirdest one, but very effective, for yeast infection, stick a garlic clove... you know; or wash with baking soda; if you have a splinter or and kind of swollen ... anything, rub a few leaves of plantain around it for a couple of hours (google it, you most likely have it in your garden or sidewalk, and it came in handy a few times)... and those are just a few things I have learned from my mom, grandma and traditional eastern European folklore.
Apr 25, 2012 @ 08:36 pm


Thanks so much for all those tips and suggestions! I hadn't heard some of them and will definitely give them a try! :)
Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

Salt Water

I hated gargling with salt water but it really does help a sore throat. At the first sign of a sore throat I still do that today!
Apr 26, 2012 @ 01:04 pm

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