Many of the home remedies your grandparents or even parents, told you about do work but I guess in your modern mind, you dismissed a good number of them as false.

In the last 5 years, studies have emerged with findings on home remedies and while some have been proven false as you thought, many others work and that is why we have this list for you.

Below are 25 home remedies that still work today.

Lavender Oil for Foot Odor

Apply a few drops of lavender oil on your foot before bed and massage into skin. It’s not just about the good smell, the oil boosts antibacterial properties which kill germs. Be sure to put on a pair of socks to avoid staining your sheets.

Ginger for Nausea

Try chewing  some ginger roots or drinking some ginger tea or ale. It is effective at alleviating nausea. Ginger obstructs the serotonin receptors in the gut. It also stimulates the release of food digestion enzymes.

Vitamin C for Allergies

Researchers recommend taking two grams of vitamin C from foods or supplements daily because it is a natural antihistamine. And if you somehow did not know, it is also good for colds.

Sea Buckthorn Oil  (Oil For Flu)

Sea Buckthorn Berries are very rich in minerals and vitamins. You can use the oil or make some jam with sea buckthorn to boost your immune system, and of course ward off a common flu.

Petroleum Jelly for Blisters

To use Petroleum Jelly for blister, you first clean the area with soap and water. Allow the area to dry then apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the area.

Use a nonstick gauze bandage to cover it. If you notice rashes appearing, terminate the use of the petroleum jelly and you may also seek medical attention.

Milk of Magnesia for Canker Sores

 Ulcers of the mouth can be the result of injuries or viral infections. Apply Milk of Magnesia to the sore or rinse your mouth with it 3 to 4 times daily to ease the pain.

Ground Flaxseed for Constipation

flaxseed is a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, that is known to relieve constipation and soften stool. Gastroenterologist, Dr Will Bulsiewicz says it promotes the growth of good bacteria and adds bulk to stool being a great source of both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Thyme tea for Coughs

Place 1 or 2 tablespoons of dried or fresh thyme respectively in hot water to make thyme tea. Drain herbs after allowing it to steep. For added taste, add honey. Studies have shown that when combined with ivy or primrose thyme relieves the duration and frequency of coughs. This is because t is a natural expectorant that loosens mucus and relaxes the respiratory tract.

Blackberry tea for diarrhoea

Put dried blackberry leaves or 1 or 2 tablespoons of frozen or fresh blackberries in 1.5 cup of water and boil for ten minutes. After boiling , strain the tea and consume the liquid .

Alternatively, buy blackberry tea but ensure its content is blackberry leave and not flavorings. Blackberry is known to contain tannin which is great at tightening the intestinal tract’s mucous membrane.

Cucumber for eye strains

Place a slice of cucumber with a thickness of about one-eighth of an inch over your closed eye while lying on your back for about 15 minutes.

Replace each slice with a cooler one every two to three minutes. Studies have shown that cucumbers contain anti oxidizing agents that relieves pain and reduces swelling.

Globe Artichoke extract for GERD and heartburn

Try Taking Artichoke capsules for GERD and heartburn. Artichoke leaves contain caffeoylquinic acid which is known to stimulate the release of bile from the gallbladder. This helps to relieve bloating, gas, nausea and other GERD symptoms.

Cherries for Gout

One study of 633 patients with gout showed that those who ate 20 cherries daily had fewer chances of experiencing flare-ups of gout. This is because cherries contain uric acid neutralizing compounds.

Peppermint Oil for Headaches

Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with olive oil and gently massage into temples and forehead. The olive oil is for prevention of irritation.

Peppermint oil can relieve headaches because it cools the skin and numbs the pain of tension headaches. Two small studies reveal it is as effective as acetaminophen.

Sugar for Hiccups

Eating Sugar crystals when you have contractions of the diaphragm or hiccups actually helps. This resets your diaphragm by forcing you to swallow harder than normal.

Aloe for burns

To use Aloe for burns, you must apply the jell or juice from the the Aloe leaf  to the burnt area. Use pure Aloe instead of scented version.

If you own the plant, simply cut it open and apply the jell or juice. A study has shown it is more effective for second-degree burns than other treatments. Consult with your Doctor for serious burns.

Fennel for Indigestion

 Fennel is an antispasmodic herb that is known to be a remedy for indigestion.Chew a tiny quantity of Fennel to prevent belching after dinner.

It also helps with several gastrointestinal problems like bloating, nausea and stomach cramping.

Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Drinking a minimum of 4 ounces of lemon juice per day is considered to give great benefits. The citric acid in it will prevent oxalate crystallizing with calcium.

It is the binding of oxalate in foods such as  French fries and spinach that turns to calcium and forms the crystals in the most common type of kidney stones.

Olive Oil for Lip Cracking

Olive Oil is a great remedy for cracking lips. It is a natural lubricant that is great for softening and moisturizing lips. Any vegetable oil will work well however olive oil is the best solution.

For lips that are badly cracked, make a paste of sugar and olive oil. Apply by rubbing the paste onto your lips to gently exfoliate cracked area. If you want a more delicious taste, add pepper mint to the paste.

Sea Salt for Yeast Infection

Soaking your body in a tub of warm sea salt water will do a a lot for you. Completely dissolve one cup of sea salt in a tub of warm water to make salt water solution.

 This will relieve the itching and pain. You can continue this process daily as soaking in salt water also helps to speed up healing.

Tea Tree Oil for Zits

 Recent studies have shown that rubbing 5% Tea Tree Oil gel on zit affected area will reduce acne outbreaks. Its just as effective as applying 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion and  it has fewer side effects.

Buttermilk for old spots

Use a cotton ball to dab buttermilk on aged spots for about 20 minutes and rinse. The combination of ascorbic acid and lactic acids that is the by-product of butter is far more effective in lightening age spots than lactic acids alone so, you can ditch you expensive creams.

Comfrey for Back Pain

Studies show that applying a concentrated cream of this medicinal plant used for treating joint and muscle pains works.

The studies were carried out on people with acute back pain and it was discovered that those who applied an ointment containing the  root extract (of comfrey) to the pain site experienced a great deal of reduction in pain. This is in contrast to those who only applied a placebo. Be sure to apply on the lower and upper back.

Aspirin for Calluses and Corns

Make your corn-softening compound by crushing about 6 uncoated aspirin tablets into fine powder. Mix thoroughly with one-half teaspoon of water and one-half teaspoon of lemon juice.

Lay a piece of plastic wrap on it after dabbing paste onto the thickened skin. Place a heated towel over the plastic. After 10 minutes remove and scrub off the loosened skin gently with a pumice stone. If you have aspirin allergies, do not try this!

Green Tea for Joint Pain

Drinking  about 2 or 3 cups of Green tea daily will help to reduce joint pains. According to studies in Arthritis and Rheumatology, EGCG (or Epigallocatechin-3-gallate) found in green tea helps to prevent and stop joint pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

Oatmeal for bug bites

Apply a paste made from mixing equal parts water and oatmeal, or a cream containing colloidal oatmeal to the bite. Rinse after 10 minutes.

According to Dr Adam Friedman of the Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC, oatmeal has a very solid basis for its anti-itch effects.

Honey for Wounds

Apply honey to sterile gauze and use it to cover wound. The gauze must be changed every 12-24 hours and the honey reapplied to it. Scientist recommend using manuka honey from New Zealand for best results.

Pure honey, first of all, contains glucose oxidase which is responsible for producing a reaction that results in hydrogen peroxide being released.

Every honey has its range of antibacterial potency but manuka honey has another compound that increases the effectiveness of the antibacterial property.

Valerian for Insomnia

Take 2 root capsules of valerian or half to 1 teaspoon of valerian tincture half an hour before going to bed. It helps you fall asleep very fast while simultaneously preventing the hangover effects that other sleeping pills leaves you with.

26 Old Time Folk Remedies That Still Work Today

This article on "26 Old Time Folk Remedies That still Works Today" is about stuff that was used back then to treat ailments that still works now to treat the same ailments.

Instructions

Lavender Oil for Foot Odor

Ginger for Nausea

Vitamin C for Allergies

Sea Buckthorn Oil  (Oil For Flu)

Petroleum Jelly for Blisters

Milk of Magnesia for Canker Sores

Ground Flaxseed for Constipation

Thyme tea for Coughs

Blackberry tea for diarrhoea

Cucumber for eye strains

Globe Artichoke extract for GERD and heartburn

Cherries for Gout

Peppermint Oil for Headaches

Sugar for Hiccups

Aloe for burns

Fennel for Indigestion

Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Olive Oil for Lip Cracking

Sea Salt for Yeast Infection

Tea Tree Oil for Zits

Buttermilk for old spots

Comfrey for Back Pain

Aspirin for Calluses and Corns

Green Tea for Joint Pain

Oatmeal for bug bites

Honey for Wounds

Valerian for Insomnia

There are so many more old-time folk remedies that still work today. Refer to this list whenever you need one of these. You don’t always need to see a doctor, but as with all things, if symptoms persist, contact your doctor.

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