fascinating list of remedies was sent to Cookham.com by a reader in Nova
you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the chemist for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of strong 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 f or 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. This is a major tip for those
with this problem, really.
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 therapy 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. Just think, you Coke drinkers will
never have to worry about rusty stomachs or intestines either.
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.
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo works even better for fleas and lice! Use it on your
kids, too, regularly and they will never catch lice at school or camp or
Rainy day cure for dog odour....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.
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.