Old wives home remedies

Modern lifestyle, modern amenities and modern medicines are something everyone looks forward to.  Most of the time, grandma’s recipes, or her old remedies for small health aberrations are not considered valuable and ignored royally.

However, there are some things from my personal experience that I know works well even though they are home grown prescriptions created by grand moms and old wives of the families’ eternity ago.

These are few of the ones that have been experimented on me since childhood and I am still standing tall and healthy and believe me… these works rather splendidly!!!

Putting a drop of oil in my belly button every day half hour before bathitemmom_olive_oil_belly_button_treatment_image

Mommy made me do this every day without fail. According to my granny, this prevented chapped lips especially during the winters.



Applying olive oil on nails every dayitemmom_olive_oil_nails_image

To get clean, lustrous and strong nails soft massage nails with olive oil every day.




itemmom_curd_dandruff_cure_imageFighting dandruff with Curd

Though rather messy but this works like a charm. All you need to do is apply curd on to your scalp and let it sit for an hour and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Regular use will make the dandruff go POOF!!!



Roasted ginger with some salt for coughitemmom_ginger_image

When bouts of coughs start hurting the ribs and throat, simply slash a ginger (2 inches in size) and put some salt in the slashed parts and roast it. Suck on it and the coughs subside.



itemmom_sinus_infection_remedy_imageSolution for Sinus infection

This one did not vanquish the infection to its totality but it definitely keeps it under control

Boil a glass of water with a large skinned onion in it. Once boiled, strain it and let the water sit till it is luke warm. Drink this water in the morning empty stomach. This helps keeps my sever sinus infection in control.


Dear readers, try these and let us know if these work for you. Also suggest if there are others that we can try out.

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    Hello! your remedies are interesting. I want to know how many of these really worked? I only one I have ever tried is curd. That works.

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