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5 Odd, Old-Time ‘Folk Remedies’ That Really Do Work

Monday, February 27, 2017 4:58
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5 Old-Time, All-Natural ‘Folk Remedies’ That Really DO WORK

If you are like me, you probably had mom or grandma say to you, “Oh, honey, you don’t need a doctor or drugs. You just need a little old-fashioned medicine!” She then would promptly give me something that sounded a bit strange, but she often was right. It would fix the problem.

If this was your experience, then you were taking what is often called folk remedies, home remedies, or as my grandmother called it, old-fashioned medicine.

Prior to doctors and before most people could afford to go to one, people had no choice but to rely on these types of “cures.” The truth is that most people never expected an outright “cure” — they were hoping for relief of symptoms while they waited for their body to heal.

Unfortunately, with no knowledge of medicine, people had no way to know exactly what they were consuming, how they would react to it, or worse, whether the “cure” might kill them! This lack of knowledge allowed many a shyster to sell the infamous “Snake Oil” to a great many people.

Today, we have the knowledge of the world at our fingertips. This doesn’t mean that old-fashioned medicine is outdated, however. For many of us, we prefer to keep things simple and if we ever should find ourselves back in a situation where there are no doctors, then this kind of information is good to have.


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  • The tobacco one was probably copied from the cure of Ribwort plantain (broad and thin leaf) also called lamb’s tongue on insect bites and stings.

  • Inflammation was supposed to lead to all kinds of chronic illnesses, for many decades, now. Nicotine is allegedly, a potent anti-inflammatory, once promoted as a miracle cure. Jean Nicot, of nicotine fame, used it to cure cancer.

    Natural sugars are rich in minerals, and have been used as a cure-alls. But, the anti-caking agent causes diabetes, in lab animals.

  • I’ve used all of those and they work. Cranberry juice for UTIs is best.

  • Where is a non-smoker to find tobacco in this day and age? Hydrogen peroxide is fantastic for stings of all kinds. It is found in dollar stores very, very inexpensively. A small spray bottle is about $1.25, while a larger bottle for refills is about $1.50, but it is also found in pharmacies and other places.

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