Folk remedies are often weird to use today, when we have all those medical treatments. Look at these bizarre folk remedies that actually help!
In the past, when medicine was not so developed and when medicine was pretty expensive, people would find a way to treat their illnesses. In fact, folk remedies exist even today; but no one wants to try them on because they are not scientifically approved.
Additionally, when your grandparents suggest a folk remedy for some illness that you might experience, you disregard it and stop to the nearest pharmacy and buy yourself a medicine.
However, once you try these 6 home remedies, you’ll see that they actually work and you’ll never use a pill in your life anymore. After you read this, everything will make sense to you.
Folk remedies that work
Urinary tract infection – baking soda
Baking soda is famous for its alkalizing properties. It fights infections successfully, alkalizing the bladder and protecting your urinary tract from bacteria. All you need to do is add a bit of baking soda in a glass of water and the symptoms will disappear in a few minutes.
Burns and other skin problems – raw potato
A raw potato has extremely potent anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties, so it’s pretty efficient when it comes to skin problems. Cut one raw potato when you burn yourself and immediately apply it on the affected area. You’ll notice that the heat will reduce and no further damage will occur. Also, if you have a rash or something similar, apply a piece of raw potato on your skin and put a bandage over it and the itching will stop.
Arthritis – golden raisins
Soak golden raisins in gin overnight. During the night, the vitamins from the raisins will combine with the anti-inflammatory properties of the gin. In the morning, make wraps with this mixture and a bandage and you’ll feel instant swellings and joint pain relief.
Hair loss – nettle leaves
Nettle leaves are loaded with phosphorus, protein, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium and a lot of vitamins (B complex, C, A and D). This combination is perfect for boosting natural hair growth. Just boil some water, add a few leaves, strain and drink the tea.
Menopause – yams
Yams balance the hormones which are going crazy during menopause. They contain dietary fiber, vitamin C and A; everything that’s necessary for hormone balance.
Indigestion – dried apricots
This one is the most bizarre of all. Actually, the legend says that you should eat exactly (no more, no less) five apricots after you’ve had your meal, every single day. And it actually works! Apricots are full with dietary fiber and you need precisely that for proper digestion.
Sounds less discouraging now, right? Well, try these amazing folk remedies because you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Good luck!