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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Old Fashion Remedies

 I found these old fashion remedies and wanted to share.

This is Polly, my 95 year old Grandmother and an Angel!

GRANNY'S OLD-FASHIONED REMEDY FOR THE FLU: She used to mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish and 1 cup of olive oil and left it to stand for 30 minutes. She would then use it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

HEALTHY LOOKING TOES: Soak your toes in Listerine....this powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy.

GRANDMA'S OLD-FASHIONED REMEDY TO REMOVE WARTS: Wart is not only an ugly word but even uglier when you're the one having to look at several on your hands or knees. Whenever I was plagued by a wart, I just naturally ran to Grandma and her garden for the cure. When we had a full moon she would pick the largest dandelion from her herbal garden and would rub the milky substance from the cut end of the weed onto the warts. She would do this three times that night and, like magic, the next day they began to mysteriously disappear.

GRANDMA'S OLD-FASHIONED REMEDY TO RELIEVE COUGH: To treat a persistent, nagging nighttime cough, she would bring two cups of water to a boil and add two sliced lemons, 1/2 teaspoon of either mint or dried ginger, and 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar. After mixing these ingredients and having brought them to a boil, they would soon turn into a thick syrup. Once this occurred, she would add an ounce of her favorite liqueur or brandy. Is it any wonder how a couple of spoonfuls of this warm syrup can cure a cough?

GRANDMA'S ALL-NATURAL HOME DEODORIZERS: Grandma use an aerosol spray?? I don't think so!! However, her home always smelled so nice. How did she do it? Well, to rid her kitchen of unpleasant odors, she would place a small pot of water on the stove to boil, throwing in some cloves, a few sprigs of rosemary, and several lemon rinds. The aroma of this spicy brew filled every room of the house, giving us all that welcomed feeling. And, she always seemed to have bouquets brought in from the garden consisting of roses (her favorite), lavender, lemon leaves, and orange blossoms...what a wonderful way to make your home smell wonderful.

I was also told that if you put Vicks Vapor rub on the bottom of your feet at night and put on a pair of socks, it will stop you from coughing.   I have to try this one for sure.

If anyone has a good remedy please share the love..

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  1. Ann - Pauline read your entry - and was surprised and happy you put it in. She wanted to know where the mustard plaster cure was.

  2. grandmothers tips are always the best!


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