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Old 2nd February 2001, 02:56
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Every culture has its own special folk medicines, for i.e. Aches nd Pains,Constipation, Indigestion, Insomnia, Sore Throat, cuts etc.

What are your home remedies? Do you go the herbal way? Do you go to your doctor to get prescriptons, or your pharmacist to ask him for any over the counter remedy?

In Zimbabawe golden honey goes into the medicine chest. If anyone had a cut that wouldn't heal, the best remedy was fresh honey. Because honey absorbs the water on skin that bacteria need to grow, it has antibacterial properties. Apparently this only works with raw honey that has been unprocesed, because it contains the vitamins, minerals and enzymes that can help woulds to heal. From what I have read, many Zimbabaweans are fortunate to have beehives in their backyard.

In North America we use Aloevera from cactus to heal cuts.

In Trinidad people soothe itchy skin with an oatmeal paste.

Ukrainian families use chamomile for insomnia.

Jamaicans use pain-relief medications that grow wild in their gardens (hmmmm ganja perhaps, heheheeh)

Chinese rhubarb is the main ingredient in an Asian prescription for constipation.

What are your opinions? Do you have any special home cure?

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chocolate heals everything *grin*
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Old 2nd February 2001, 09:10
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In slovakia if you have a cold or the flu...
u heat up some vino (wine), whole cloves and sugar in a pot. Do not let it boil but just keep heating it untill some of this foam stuff forms ontop. I swear it works! But drink alot!

Eating raw garlic cloves is very healthy too...if u feel a sore throat coming on eat garlic.

thats all i can think of now.

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Old 4th February 2001, 20:05
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I heard that a dose of ginseng lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Did you know that drinking alcohol can trigger asthma attacks? Wine causes the greatest number of asthmatic reactions, followed by beer and spirits. The sulphite addives in wine and histimines in other alcoholic drinks may be to blame.

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Old 8th February 2001, 16:11
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Some South African Home Remedies

Duiwelsdrek (Devil's crap)- apparently treats flatulence. ALso used to protect babies from evil spirits. (Stinks to high heaven, even more than flatulence )

Haarlemensis - For stomach cramps

Doepa - For other evil spirits not covered by Duiwelsdrek

Staaldruppels - to stop bleeding and to build up a young woman who menstruates.

Stuipdruppels - to prevent seizures.

Galpille - for constipation and excess bile.

Paragoric Elixir - For pain and fever, diarrhoea and for baby's teething.

Sterksalf - ointment for backacke Lumbago and joint pains.

Turlington - good antiseptic, inhalation therapy for asthma, colds an coughs.

Witduslies - For colds and fever, asthma and dizziness, also removes ball point pen stains from clothes.

Versterkdruppels - tonic restores vitality and appetite.

Ipekakuana tincture - to induce vomiting (why on earth?), also for dry cough and acute bronchitis.

Wonderkroon - Constipation, winds and indigestion.

Jamaika Ginger - Tastes bad, really bad. helps for sore throat and haemorroids.

Entress druppels - Nervousness, restlessness and sleeplessness and pain associated with winds (mainly south easterly winds).

Balsam Kopiva - For kidney ailments, inflammation and bladder condition.

Balsam sulfuris - Constipation

Bordruppels for cough and bronchitis. (mix this with honey, paragoric elixer, Raw Linseed oil for the best cough mixture ever)

Lewensessens - For everything else.
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Old 8th February 2001, 17:57
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*baking soda made into a paste for bee stings.
*bathing in a tub of very warm water and onions (about 10 or 15) for hangovers, colds and flu, and chronic fatigue and a whole bunch of other blood-related problems.
*place a tea bag on minor cuts or scrapes until bleeding stops - usually about 3 minutes. Bite down on a tea bag after removing teeth (whether pulled by a dentist or knocked out while watching a soccer game)Tanic acid in the tea is the secret.

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Old 9th February 2001, 00:22
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Too late for me that I found out that for stomach cramps and the runs, a tea made from caraway seeds sooths the contractions and the pains.

I have been ill with the stomach flu for the past few days.
Gingerale, apple juice and cranberry juice is all that I could lay my hands on. I feel better now after a few bowls of home made chicken soup.

Tea tree oil is not only good for cuts and scrapes, but also a detterant for head lice. 10 drops tea tree oil in the concentrated form in a bottle of baby shampoo will guarantee that those buggers will avoid you.

Another home made remedy for head lice is vinegar and mineral oil. Apply liberally on your head. Place a shower cap on and leave it on for approx. a half hour. Comb out any nits with a very fine tooth comb, and shampoo with tea tree oil. Wash all bedding too.

p.s. I didn't have any, but some of my friends went through it recently.

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