You might have came accross some far-fetched home remedies such as tieing a dirtty sock around your neck to heal a sore throat) but how well do you know about the most trusted traditional old-fashion home remedies that works?
Instead of off-shelves modern medication, try these natural home remedies that have been passed down by our ancestors!
Via The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Big Help For Little Hurts: Old-Fashioned Home Remedies For Kids
Quick, easy and time-tested!
Next time you need some health help, check your pantry for some old-fashioned home remedies! Here are some of our favorites from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids!
5 Old-Fashioned Home Remedies
1. Problem: Stuffy nose due to allergies.
Solution: Drink peppermint tea. The menthol in peppermint helps to thin mucus.
2. Problem: Too much pool time causing swimmer’s ear.
Solution: Carefully place a few drops of white vinegar inside the aching ear. Vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. See more uses for vinegar!
3. Problem: Pain from a bee sting.
Solution: Remove the stinger, then cover the area with lots of toothpaste. Its alkalinity helps to neutralize the acidic venom.
4. Problem: Indigestion from eating too much.
Solution: Have a slice of kiwi or papaya. Both of these fruits can help to ease stomach discomfort.
5. Problem: Poison ivy causing itchy rash.
Solution: Relieve the itch with a pantry paste: Mix together 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon water. Apply to the rash and allow the paste to dry completely. Repeat as necessary. The baking soda will dry out the area and ease the itch.