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Whether it’s passed down from grandma or picked up on Google, it seems everyone has a handy hint to combat ailments. Weird and Wonderful folk remedies have been around for as long as humanity has been around and delving back into old medical tomes, you can read about the weird and wonderful treatments that were immensely popular in their day, but which we now know, quite simply do not work! Here are 6 of the more weird and popular DIY remedies for everyday ailments. You can make your own mind up on these homemade household remedies…:)
Our 6 Weird And Wonderful DIY Home Remedies.
1) An Emery Board For A Broken Tooth
A broken tooth can be an annoying, sometimes painful, yet often irresistible magnet for your tongue. If you can’t get to a dentist, you can carefully file the sharp edges of a broken tooth with an emery board and then see your dentist as soon as possible.
Gently file edges with an emery board, not a metal nail file. Don’t go overboard, but if you are in a remote location away from any dentists or can’t get an appointment quickly, this is an easy solution.
2) Banana Peel For Warts
There are many folk remedies around for removing warts, including rubbing them with raw meat, using milk thistle juice and “wishing away” the warts. Many of these approaches are used on children and work simply because given enough time, the problem will resolve itself without treatment.
The banana peel trick is a commonly used complementary therapy that does quite often work and is particularly good if you don’t want to use a chemical medical solution. Cut a coin sized piece of banana peel and place on the wart, squishy side down. Tape the peel in place to leave it on overnight. Repeat for 10 days or until the wart is gone.
3) Coffee For Headaches
Coffee contains caffeine, a key ingredient in some painkillers and in some cases it can stop headache in its tracks. Caffeine can relieve pain in headaches and migraines because it helps to slow down the blood vessel dilation associated with the”throbbing”.
It also helps where the headache is a “rebound” headache due to caffeine withdrawal, for example, that Saturday morning where you miss your morning caffeine fix.
If you’re used to starting day with a jolt of caffeine, try not to skip your morning cup. Don’t overdo it though-a study of more than 50,000 coffee drinkers in Norway found that those who consumed the most caffeine were more likely to suffer occasional headaches than people who had a low to moderate consumption. And if you’re cutting back on caffeine, do it gradually to avoid those headaches.
4) Chocolate For Healthy Teeth
Researchers have found a substance in cocoa beans that works better than fluorite strengthen the prevent tooth decay. The research was published in a reputable journal and while it shows promise it’s based on the only study of its kind.
Before you think your teeth into that chocolate muffin, remember that the substance, theobromine, is only present in small quantities in your average serving of chocolate. Chocolate toothpaste is now available in the mint chocolate flavour for adults and kids.
5) Chewing Gum For A Temporary Tooth Filling
If you lose a filling or break tooth, sugar-free chewing gum can act as a temporary emergency filling until you can get an appointment at the dentists. Just chew a piece of sugar-free gum and use it to cushion the broken tooth and until you can get your dentist.
It can also prevent any sharp edges from the broken tooth from cutting your tongue. Just remember to dispose of the chewing gum before you go to bed.
6) Baking Soda For Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections or UTI’s are both common and painful but you need to look no further than your pantry for an easy solution.
Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda can relieve that burning sensation you get every time you urinate and it works by making your urine it more alkaline and less acidic.
Simply add a teaspoon bicarbonate soda to a glass of water and sip to lessen the burning sensation of the urinary tract infection regularly.
DIY Home Remedies
These are some great tips and I’m sure that you have heard of some weird and wonderful DIY remedies for all sorts of everyday ailments. It’s always nice to know there is an alternative remedy which is both natural and healthy instead of using a chemical solution. DIY home remedies have a long and rich history as we have mentioned and what a great way to save money and stay healthy at the same time. I am sure you will have some remedies you have passed down in your family and maybe you would like to share them…I do think as our world becomes busier and we are more aware than ever these days of the side effects of modern medicine, we may well embrace the old fashioned DIY remedy.