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From: bren
Date: 04-16-2003, 08:14 PM (1 of 10)
Natural Remedies

> Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
> immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain
> relievers.
>
> Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
>
> Before you head to he drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
> mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
> peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
>
> Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in
1/2
> cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes,then apply it as a
> massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
>
> Sore Throat?? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1
> tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
>
> Cure urinary tract infections with alka-seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets
> in
> a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer
> begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though
the
> product was never been advertised for this use.
>
> Eliminate puffiness under your eyes.....All you need is a dab of
preparation
> H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The hemorrhoid
> ointment
> acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.
>
> Honey remedy for Skin Blemishes......Cover the blemish with a dab of honey
> and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
> sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
>
> Listerine therpy for toenail fungus....Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus
> by
> soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves
> your
> toenails looking healthy again.
>
> Easy eyeglass protection....To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
> loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to
the
> threads of the screws before tightening them.
>
> Coca-Cola cure for rust....Forget those expensive rust removers. Just
> saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The
> phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
>
> Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer....If menacing bees, wasps,
> hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
> insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground
> instantly.
>
> Smart splinter remover.....just pour a drop of Elmers Glue-all over the
> splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks
> to the dried glue.
>
> Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste
as
> a
> compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
to
> a
> head.
>
> Balm for broken blisters.....To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
> drops of Listerine....a powerful antiseptic.
>
> Heinz vinegar to heal bruises...Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
> apply
> it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds
up
> the healing process.
>
> Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few
> drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
> avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas
>
> Rainy day cure for dog odor....Next time your dog comes in from the rain,
> simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
making
> your dog smell springtime fresh.
>
> Eliminate ear mites....All it takes is a few drops of wesson corn oil in
> your
> cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for
3
> days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates
> healing.
>
> Vaseline cure for hairballs.....To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a
> dollop of vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick
off
> the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily
through
> the digestive system.
>
> Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2
> cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave
> for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for
> soothing
> relief from arthritis pain.
Bren:
Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
User: bren
Member since: 11-30-2002
Total posts: 489
From: Marion B
Date: 04-18-2003, 11:26 AM (2 of 10)
So Bren;

How many of these miracle cures have you tested? :nervous:
Marion
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Total posts: 39
From: Bama
Date: 04-18-2003, 01:09 PM (3 of 10)
Hey Bren, the one about Coca Cola removing rust reminded me, my hubby's brother told him that lime Kool-aid would remove rust from some tools that their dad had left out in the rain. He mixed several packs with some water and soaked the tools in it over night. It worked.:nervous: Made me wonder what the stuff was doing to our kids stomachs.:sick: :bluewink: The Coca Cola too. I've heard of mechanics using it to clean old oil off of motors.:shock:
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From: MaryW
Date: 04-18-2003, 01:46 PM (4 of 10)
I have heard about the Preparation H taking wrinkles away and my sister swears by the honey one for your skin.
MaryW
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Total posts: 2542
From: bren
Date: 04-18-2003, 02:18 PM (5 of 10)
I haven't tested any of them , i'm waitng for you guys to try some and tell me LOL, No I might try
P H under the eyes, it shrinks the skin , Whoknow's it may help. which one are you going to try? I got this in my E-mail

:Canada:
Bren:
Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
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Total posts: 489
From: MaryW
Date: 04-18-2003, 03:13 PM (6 of 10)
Hmm, so if I get a hairball, all I have to do is put Vaseline on my nose and lick it. :whacky:
MaryW
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Total posts: 2542
From: bren
Date: 04-18-2003, 03:43 PM (7 of 10)
Mary try it !!! and let us know ,I'm sure it will work, are you a cat??? LOL

:Canada:
Bren:
Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
User: bren
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Total posts: 489
From: MissMinx
Date: 04-18-2003, 08:13 PM (8 of 10)
Bren, thanks for some great tips, I will certainly try out a few of them.
I know Listerine mouthwash works, I gargle with it after I clean my teeth and thatís the last thing I do before I go to bed (I don't dilute it, it is strong, but you get used to it). I donít have as many colds as I used to have, it does kill germs that you breath in during the day (they stay in your nose and mouth at first, I am told).

My mother swears by Vicks, mentholated rub, for everything, for your cough Ė rub on your chest, for a cold Ė under or in your nose. Thatís the only remedy we knew as kids. :bg:
User: MissMinx
Member since: 02-14-2003
Total posts: 140
From: plrlegal
Date: 04-19-2003, 12:14 AM (9 of 10)
I've seen this work using coca cola. The battery in my Expedition died one Sunday evening when DH and I were on the way to evening church services. DH had to make a stop by his log chink plant to drop something off to be picked up the next morning by his partner. He turned the car off and when he got back in and turned the key -- nothing. The battery was totaly dead. We called some friends and they came to jump start our car so we could get it home. My dh's friend had stopped on the way to rescue us and bought a can of coke. When he took the battery cable connections lose from the battery, he poured the coked each battery connection and it took the corrosion off immediately. I've wondered since that time what the inside of my stomach must look like with as much vanilla coke as I consume each day? :nervous:


Patsy
Patsy
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 04-19-2003, 01:37 AM (10 of 10)
Another way to get rid of toenail fungus is Vicks Vaporub, twice a day. Also, white vinegar. Keep it in a spray bottle in your bathroom and spray your toes every day. Do it while you are in the shower and the vinegar also helps to clean out the soap scum.
Clean your toilets with Coke. Also denture tablets. They work like a charm.
Baking soda and water also remove the corrosion on battery terminals.
Brockie
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Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
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