Thursday, 1 November 2012


Yes, believe or not.  Here are some home remedies that you can try if you are having that particular annoying ailment.  Let me know if it works.

Well, I don't have any of the problems listed here though I did suffer from acne but thank goodness it has cleared and under control.  So here goes.

Vodka removes foot odor

Bottle of Vodka
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Wipe your feet with a vodka-soaked rag to eliminate foot odor. Vodka contains alcohol, an antiseptic that is very drying. 

Alcohol destroys odor-causing fungus and bacteria and dries out the moisture that lets these organisms grow

Listerine and Apple Cider Vinegar for toenail fungus

Listerine Zero
Listerine Zero (Photo credit: theimpulsivebuy)

Listerine has antiseptic and disinfectant ingredients while apple cider vinegar(ACV)  has a high acidity level.  You can soak your feet in equal parts of Listerine mouthwash and ACV for 15-20 minutes, twice a day and the toenail fungus should clear up

Listerine can also be applied to blisters (pour on a piece of cotton swab and dab onto blister 2-3 times per day until it dries out), and it also clears dandruff.

Sugar can stop the hiccups

Hiccups are irritating when you get them,, but now you can halt them in just under one minute simply by swallowing a teaspoon full of dry sugar. 

Experts believe that the tongue overloads the nerve endings in the mouth due to the sudden sweetness and this put a stop to the spasm. 

Chewing peppermint gum to destress while commuting

Studies have shown that chewing peppermint gum  refreshes your senses and reduces tiredness by as much as 20%. 

People who took part in a test resulted in 25% less agitation and 30% increased awareness. The journey also seemed 30% shorter for those who chewed the gum, compared to those who did not.

Duct tape get rid of warts

English: Duct Tape as purchased in Australia
 Duct Tape as purchased in Australia
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you thought that all the possible uses for duct tape has been well, used up, simply by sticking a small piece of duct tape to warts seem to have about 85% success rate.

Other methods of removing warts can prove to be painful.   For example, cryotherapy, acid preparations, laser therapy, tap occlusion and heat.  Compared to duct tape, cryotherapy which is to burn off the wart with liquid nitrogen has only a success of 60% and can be costly.

Just cut a small pies of duct tape and cover the wart for one week.  Wash and clean the area with soap and a pumice stone to scrap and soften the skin.  Reapply the duct tape for another week.  Repeat and continue until the wart drops off.

Biting on a pencil stops headaches

You can get a headache  if you clench your jaw when you are tense.  To get fast relieve, gently hold a pencil between your teeth.  This will force your jaw muscles to relax and ease your throbbing head.

Olive Oil a solution for Eczema

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Why? Because olive oil is very high in vitamin E.  It acts as an effective skin moisturizer. 

You may try applying extra virgin or unrefined olive oil to your skin after your shower and while your skin is still damp. 

The olive oil keeps the moisture in and prevents dryness.  It is also soothing during painful Eczema flairs up.

Olives and lemons curbs sea sickness


Motion sickness triggers excessive saliva, which can make you feel like vomiting. 

Eating olives or sucking on a lemon at the first indication  of sea sickness can help ease nausea because  of the tannins that exist in these fruits. 

Tomatoes clears acne

I have slapped on slices of tomatoes on my acne ridden face once but it seemed to make my acne more angry and redder!  It could also be that my skin is sensitive to the acidity of tomatoes.  I really don't know.  But if you want to give it a try, do it with a word of caution.

Tomatoes have loads of vitamins C and A, antioxidants and acidic content, so they can be used to treat a variety of minor skin ailments. 

This cure is  claimed to be especially good for oily skin. Just mash up a small tomato into a pulp, make a mask on your face for one hour. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. 
Do it once a day for a week.

Yogurt kills bad breath

Photo credit:Wikipedia
Studies have shown that live bacteria in sugar free yogurt can kill off the bad breath-causing bacteria and suppress it from multiplying and your breath will smell fresher.


Even though these remedies claim to work, this blogger  is not responsible for the outcome of any readers following it.  The only purpose of this write up is for sharing.  For chronic ailments that are mentioned here, please consult your medical doctor before trying any of the remedies.

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1 comment:

  1. I know some of these work. As for the tomato for acne treatment, it may be a blood type problem. I can't eat tomatoes without sever pain. I am blood type B.


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