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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2015, 10:41:42 pm »
I do reckon it would work Tea, as you say you would stink of onions and probably get the bed all too yourself as if my hubby did it I would sleep on the sofa...
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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2015, 05:43:05 am »
I've now heard back from my cousin with Mrs Wong's magic elixir to balance your ying and yang.

Heat a mug of full sugar Coke (NOT diet) with a couple of slices of fresh ginger and a couple of slices of fresh lemon.  Drink while still hot (tastes disgusting when cooled).  Only drink one mug per day.
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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2015, 10:29:56 pm »
We have a traditional Jewish version of that too called Guggle Muggle (I've probably spelled that wrong!) but it has to be made by your Bubbe (grandma) by her traditional recipe which is usually a milk base and some kind of sweetness (honey, syrup, vanilla,) and possibly an egg. So it might just be milk and honey really, but basically it's grandma magic that seems to make it work.

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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2015, 11:09:09 pm »
I found this earlier and thought I would post it here as it was very interesting.

Cloves for Toothaches

A toothache, be it mild or acute pain in the teeth or around the jaws, can make anyone go crazy. Common causes of toothaches are cavities, an infection, a cracked tooth, and gum disease. Cloves are the best home treatment for tooth pain. A compound in cloves, called eugenol, has a natural anesthetic property.
•Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation.
•Another option is to dab a little clove oil on a cotton swab and put it on the aching tooth.

Moreover, the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of cloves help prevent infection. Hence, you can even use a toothpaste that has clove as one of the main ingredients to brush your teeth twice daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis Pain

With age, many people suffer from some kind of arthritis, which is inflammation of one or more joints in the body. Arthritis can affect the knees, hips, hands, fingers or other joints throughout your body.

One of the main symptoms is pain, which can be mild to acute. For any kind of arthritis, the best home treatment is apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar helps reduce pain and stiffness in the joints, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it helps the body absorb various nutrients from the food you eat. It also helps get rid of the buildup of toxins in the joints and connective tissues.
1.Mix 1 teaspoon each of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of warm water.
2.Drink it twice daily, before eating a meal.

Turmeric for Joint Pain

Joint pain in the knees, shoulders and hips can make it difficult for you to carry out your day-to-day activities. For any mild joint pain, your spice rack contains the best medicine in the form of turmeric.

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that is comparable to that of over-the-counter NSAIDs.
1.Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey in a glass of warm milk.
2.Drink it twice daily, at least for a few days.

Olive Oil for Earaches

An earache is a very uncomfortable condition that affects children more often than adults. Usually, earaches are due to ear infections, fluid buildup in the middle ear, colds, wax in the ear, or blockage in the nasal passage. For treating an earache, you can use olive oil that has anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties.
•Put 3 or 4 drops of lukewarm olive oil into the ear canal using a dropper. It will also help prevent infection and stop buzzing sensations inside the ear.
•You can also put a warm, moist compress around the affected ear for a few minutes to get relief from earache pain.

Peppermint for Headaches

People of all ages suffer from headaches from time to time. They can be due to dehydration, stress, tension, restlessness, colds, sinus problems, migraines, spending time in the sun and lack of sleep.

Instead of taking an over-the-counter painkiller, try drinking a glass of water. In most cases, headaches, even migraine headaches are caused by dehydration.

Peppermint is also a good home remedy for headaches. Its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and calming properties have a positive effect on headaches.
•You can use peppermint oil to massage your temples or drink a warm cup of peppermint tea sweetened with honey.
•Another option is to add a few drops of peppermint oil to a small pot of boiling water, then inhale the steam for a few minutes.

Fennel for Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain or cramping is a common problem for many women. It can be a dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, lower back or thighs during the initial days of a menstrual cycle. Fennel can help alleviate this menstrual pain as well as cramps.

The antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of fennel help relax the muscles in the uterus and reduce pain. It also helps rebalance female hormones.
•Add 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of hot water, cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain, add honey and drink this fennel tea a few times a day.
•You can also simply chew a spoonful of dry roasted fennel seeds.
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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2015, 04:06:49 am »
Jewish Penicillin

1 large kosher chicken
1 unpeeled large white onion, halved
1 stick of celery, halved
2 large carrots, cut into large chunks
Fresh parsley (the curly sort)
Bay leaves (2/3)
Kosher salt
1/2 tsp mixed peppercorns

In the largest pan you own (or can borrow): add all ingredients (yes, you leave the skin on the onion, don't peel it) and cover with water. Bring to the boil then turn down to lowest heat and simmer for at least 2 hours. Strain through a muslin lined sieve over a bowl until you have a clear, golden broth. Season and serve.

To be echt, you have to serve with kneidlach:

1 egg
30g schmaltz, (or margarine)
3 tbsp water
100g medium matzo meal
Salt & Pepper

Melt schmaltz/margarine and whisk in egg, whisk in water, whisk in salt & pepper and then fold in the matzo meal. You should have a rough paste, chill it in the fridge for about an hour. Boil a pan of water and add in balls (about the size of a golf ball!), then simmer for about 30 minutes: they will float when they are cooked. Add to soup.

They will allegedly taste better if you use schmaltz. My aunt used to keep schmaltz from everything she cooked in a special pot and they even used to spread it on bread, she also made roast potatoes with it. If you skim your broth you will get a little schmaltz, but not enough. I like to put parsley in my kneidlach to make them herby. Now you're going to ask what to so if you can't get matzo meal - matzo meal is just fine kosher cracker crumbs, you can just whack crackers in a processor or bash them with a rolling pin until they're small crumbs.

Your Chicken soup is exactly the same as mine lol, the same ingredient exept I don't know if kosher or allal or just regular non blessed.  I say that because depending in area that you live the meat supplier or the grocerie store don't give you the choice.

I make a big big pot of soup and freeze it.
 

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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 04:15:49 am »
Now for the sinus remedy.  You will find me and that totally weird and gross but it was given to my hubby by a specialty GP in sinus, throat ect.

Ok here goes.  When you feel that your sinus may be jammed, take an qtip, put vaseline on one side and put up your nose so the vaseline can melt in you sinuses.  Now that you are laughing silly...If it is very painful and gives you a headeache, put vicks on qtip  and put up far into your nose.  In about 10 minutes, most of the pain is gone.  Both is to lubrify the sinuses. (yep like we are a machine)

Now not only my OH does it but so do I.  It took me many years before I dared but at one point it was so painful I tried it.  It is gross but it works.

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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 09:45:16 am »
 :o

Blimey, Helene, it does sound a bit on the painful side!

I might just have to try it however....
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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2015, 09:57:13 am »
Helene are you sure about vick up your nose. LMAO it might melt the nose hair I suppose, one less thing to worry about xx
 

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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2015, 04:54:21 pm »
LOL it does sound a bit hardcore Hélène, but if it works it works. I just stand over a steaming chilli or put a hot water bottle wrapped in a teatowel on my face. I hate sinus pain though, it's the worst.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2015, 01:43:22 am »
Told you it was weird, but not painfull at all.  you don't put the qtip all the way, just about half.

The vicks do not melt the hair of the nose lol. But Debbie, knowing you, it could happen to you.

I tried it because it was a GP specialist idea.  If I read it from one of you, I would laugh my head off. 

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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2015, 10:19:37 am »
 ;D

I really will have to try it.

How are you Helene?  :hug:
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2015, 06:27:58 pm »
i have one for a blocked nose that works for me when I am driving and cant really get stuck in to one of those eye watering nose blowing sessions that sometimes you need.

press your tongue against the roof of you mouth, when you release, press the bit between your eyes at the top of your nose. push back and forwards, this will wiggle a bone in your face that will loosen the snot.
 

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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2015, 06:29:52 pm »
Tell you what, I bet the person in the car in front wonders what on Earth you're doing when they catch sight of you in their rear-view mirror.... :)
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2015, 06:31:28 pm »
Tell you what, I bet the person in the car in front wonders what on Earth you're doing when they catch sight of you in their rear-view mirror.... :)
prob be a good thing, looks like a bit of a facepalm at what will probably be poo driving so they get out of the way:p

that said poo driving but using rear view mirror doesnt compute :s
 

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Re: Home remedies
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2015, 10:24:29 am »
Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe

Ginger has the power to reduce muscle pain and back pain. It can also reduce inflammations and migraine. It is especially beneficial for women, as it relieves menstrual pain.

Ingredients:
1 cup peeled, finely chopped ginger
2 cups purified water
raw honey (optional)
sparkling water
1 lemon, juiced

Boil 2 cups of water, and add the ginger. Reduce the heat to medium low, and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.

Take it off the heat and strain.

When serving, use 1 part of ginger syrup and 3 parts of sparkling water. Add the honey and/or lemon to sweeten it if required.
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