Are you sick of running to the drugstore to buy the latest medication, only to find that it didn’t work? Or worse, you ended up with some terrible side effect that made you wish you had never taken it at all?
Or when it didn’t work, did you try a different, and more likely expensive, treatment or medication only to find that it didn’t work either? Now we will show you 10 very strange remedies that really work:
- Toothpaste for Insect Bites
Apply a small amount of toothpaste on your insect bite to relieve itch and sting. Also, you can a drop of peppermint oil as well.
- Duct Tape for Warts
Duct tape has a plastic back which when applied on the wart blocks the oxygen supply and the wart cannot breathe, and it eventually falls off. It is also effective in removing verrucas. The duct tape has to stay on your skin for several weeks. Put the duct tape on the wart and leave it on for a week or two.
- Chocolate for a Cough
Chocolate contains anandamides, 2-10% theobromine, and xanthine alkaloid. According to studies, theobromine has the ability to suppress nerves responsible for the cough reflex. Moreover, it can also keep you awake which is especially useful when driving on long distance.
- Onion Juice for Earache
Onion has natural antiseptic properties. Boil the onion until soft and as soon as it cools squeeze out the juice. Apply 2-5 drops of the juice in the aching ear with a dropper.
- Crushed Aspirin for Acne
Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in anti-acne treatments. Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid which you can crush and mix with a little water to make the paste. Apply the paste on your acne. It will reduce the red pimples in just one hour. Always check the packaging of the aspirin since it often contains a warning about not being used by people under the age of 19.
- Teabags for Burns
You can apply cool, wet, used tea bag (green or black tea) to a small burn to get relief. Green tea can reduce the risk of skin damage due to its antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate. For mild sunburn, you can add a couple of teabags to bath water.
- Banana Peels for Acne
Banana peel contains essential nutrients, including antioxidants, lutein (can protect from sun damage) and esterified fatty acids which can treat eczema and psoriasis.
- Rub the inside of a banana peel on the affected area for a couple of minutes until the inside of the peel turns brown.
- Let it dry for 20-30 minutes or overnight, as it dries the skin will absorb all the nutrients from the peel.
- Wash it off.
- Repeat the procedure 3 times a day.
- Vodka for Smelly Feet
Vodka has the ability to destroy the bacteria responsible for the bad smell of your feet. Wipe down your toes with vodka-soaked cloth or tissue.
- Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar for Restless Leg Syndrome
Take one teaspoon of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and mix it in a glass of water. Consume the mixture every day. A number of people have reported that this mixture is highly effective.
- Dryer Sheet as Magic Eraser
The Magic Eraser has powerful cleaning properties due to its micro abrasive effects. Dryer sheets have the similar properties. If you wet them they are excellent scrubbers. You can try them on tile and the shower and wipe the surface with a clean damp cloth.