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Old 07-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Interesting home remedies.

Have to split these up, to much text.
Don't know if these work, but, they're interesting.
I know that lemon joy works on the fleas.
Also, peroxide takes out blood stains.




GRANDMA'S CURES

Did You Know That? 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 the 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.



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Old 07-11-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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Achy muscles from a bout of the flu?

Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 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.

begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly --

even though the product has never been advertised for this use.

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.

Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in

Listerine


mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails

looking healthy again
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Easy eyeglass protection
...

To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening,

apply a small drop of

Clearnail polish to the threads of the screws

before tightening them.

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.

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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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.

just pour a drop of

Elmer's

Glue-All

over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin.

The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

cover a boil with

Hunt's


tomato paste as a compress.

The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain

and bring the boil to a head.


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.

Dawndish washing liquid

Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly.

Rinse well to avoid skin irritations.

Goodbye fleas.


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.


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

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I do know that the honey on blemishes works! I had one pop up on my forehead the day before my senior prom & used it at my grandma's insistence. I was pleasantly surprised that it was bairly noticeable the next day.
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wow, that is cool.
I guess granmothers remember some things. My mammaw can't remember yesterday, but boy, she can tell you what happened 50 years ago to the day.
And look how long that generation is living. They sure did something right.
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Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoidspeppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Just in case anyone with asthma decides to try this instead of their inhalers, the inhalers mentioned here are these, not asthma inhalers:


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Old 07-11-2005, 02:33 PM   #7
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Thank you Barbara!! I didn't even think about it being the albuterol or others like it.
DUH and my son has asthma. I'm going to edit it right now.
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