Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Old wives use their noodles
…According to the Mayo Clinic, sometimes it’s okay to use funky little home remedies instead of big flashies.
…Chicken soup, for instance. Ironically inclined docs have done some studies and found that it does contain anti-inflammatories, The miracle meal also flushes out nasal congestion an makes your whole chest feel warm and pleasant. Oh—and canned soups work just as well.
…HA had a bug last week and craved ramen—it had the same effect.
…If you have dry, itchy skin, grind up some oatmeal and sprinkle the fine power in the tub and turn on water full force. Soak as needed.
…If your drain plugs up, lose HA’s email.
…Milk of magnesia can cure a canker sore—dab on 3-4 times a day. This is also good for itchy seborrhea on your forehead.
…Duct tape—they recently found—can help remove warts. Put a piece on for 6 days, peel off and soak the little devil in water and use a pumice stone.
…Aloe—even from a split leaf from your houseplant or cactus in the yard (in HA’s case)--can help a minor burn. HA remembers her daughter getting a curling iron burn and running out in the back yard to get the cure.
…And just today, HA read that a teaspoon of honey can soothe a child’s cough as well or better than the commercial goo. (No honey for babies under age 1, though.)
…Got any others you like, guys?