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.
- “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.
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
- 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.
Guilty Pleasures: Turn Your Fave Fat-Girl Food Into Salads
1. I’ll Have A SaladSource: 1 of 8
2. Pad Thai SaladSource: 2 of 8
3. Chicken & Waffles SaladSource: 3 of 8
4. Cheeseburger SaladSource: 4 of 8
5. Pizza SaladSource: 5 of 8
6. Macaroni SaladSource: 6 of 8
7. BLT SaladSource: 7 of 8
8. Buffalo Wing SaladSource: 8 of 8
Get Well Wednesday: Home Remedies That Really Work was originally published on blackamericaweb.com