Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Tips. Feeling better!

I was talking with a friend the other day about old wives tales and tip & tricks that are passed down from generation to generation, and I thought that maybe I would share the ones I know with all of you. I'm going to try to keep them in categories....as much as I can anyway. If you know any other ones please feel free to add them!

So here it goes.

This week it's Home remedies for when you are sick.

  1. Chicken soup really does help! The steam helps clear sinuses and the broth does wonders on your insides. Add some minced garlic to it (garlic is said to boost your immune system!) and you will be feeling better in no time!

  2. Drink some tea! Echinacea tea that is. If anyone knows me you know we always have boxes of this in our house. My husbands family swears by it...and I do to! It's a natural, herbal tea that boosts your immune system. Try to stay away from adding creamer or sugar but feel free to add a lot of honey (it helps coat a sore throat).

  3. Add some Vaseline or chapstick to a runny nose to keep it from getting chapped!

  4. The best ice pack ever is frozen veggies! My mom always used peas but was known to use corn in a pinch. It works so well since it can mold to where ever you need it to be! Just make sure you re-freeze and know which one is not for cooking.

  5. Bad headache? Soak your feet in hot water with mustard powder in it! For some odd reason it helps drawn the blood down, reliving your headache! After 30 min of soaking, dry your feet and be pain free!

  6. Feel like you might up-chuck? Try some camomile tea or suck on some peppermint candy or sip(the tea kind)!

Like I said if you have anything else to add please do!


Anonymous said...

Wet socks! Putting on ice cold wet socks over your feet - with wool ones on top to soak up the moisture.
supposed to help you get better quicker.

same with putting Vix on the soles of your feet.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Well that's neat. I've heard some of those before and others- never! Thanks for sharing.

Bri0213 said...

The Vicks on your feet TOTALLY work!!!!!!! I do it to Belly everytime she starts to sound sick... works like a charm!