(This information has not been verified, so try these
"cures" at your own risk)
Did You Know That....
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade
can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant
side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste
makes an excellent salve for burns.
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon
of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil.
Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for
instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup
of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times
a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer.
Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset
of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections
almost instantly -- even though the product was never been advertised for
Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab
of honey and place a Band-Aid over
it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds
healing. Works overnight
Listerine therapy for toenail
fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes
in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails
looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses
from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline
Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before
Coca-Cola cure for rust...
Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge
with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the
coke is what gets the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees,
wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.
Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover... just pour a drop of Elmer's
Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue
off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure...
cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids
from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab
on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white
vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar
reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish
washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your
dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid
skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from
the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce
or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson
corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean
with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes
the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....
It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup
of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly,
and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis