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So many of us have home remedies that have been passed down through the generations and we’re not sure if even really work. A lot of times we may call these old wives’ tales, but believe it or not, often times there is some truth and health benefits to a lot of those concoctions that your mother and grandmother were cooking up.

We’ve got a couple of examples of how your common household items can be used to treat what may be ailing you.

High Blood Pressure:

BEET JUICE, CELERY

  • Drinking 2 cups of beet juice daily lowered blood pressure by about 10 points
  • 4 stalks of celery per day have been shown to reduce blood pressure almost 10 points.

Migraines:

ICE CREAM

  • “Ice cream” headache helps to stop migraine in its tracks.
  • Research shows that recreating a “brain freeze” makes the blood vessels dilate and constrict, interrupting the migraine pathway and preventing the development of a migraine headache.

Gout:

TART CHERRIES (Montmorency or Morello Cherries)

  • Helpful in reducing symptoms of gout
  • Also useful in preventing gout attacks
  • Thought to decrease uric acid levels
  • Dried, juice or frozen effective

Burns:

  • HONEY
  • Has been used for centuries
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Wound products (gels, pastes, creams) have medical grade honey
  • Note: Honey can be dangerous for children under 1 years old.

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