8 Homemade Medications Which Are Proven to Stay Effective for Years

Bright Side wants to remind you of some good old home remedies, equally helpful for curing a disease and for strengthening your immune system before winter.

8. Cold water gargling

We are all used to gargling with iodine or soda solutions. During a scientific experiment, some people used an iodine solution for gargling, while others used cool water. As a result, the risk of catching a cold turned out to be 3 times lower for those who used water.

7. Spirit and vinegar for ear infections

Doctors have a very good recipe for curing ear infections. You need to mix white vinegar and spirit in a 1:1 ratio. Pour 1 spoonful of this mixture into each ear, and remove the remainders of the solution after warming your ears up.

6. Vegetables for strengthening and whitening teeth

Everybody knows that carrots strengthen and whiten your teeth. However, it turns out that eating cucumbers is no less useful for your teeth. They contain a lot of kalium, vitamins A and K, and antioxidants.

5. Ice poultice for migraines

This recipe was first described in 1849. An ice poultice attached to your neck or nape can ease migraine pain. Besides, ice helps to distract you from the throbbing pain in your temples.

4. Garlic compress for removing warts

Fresh garlic with water is a good remedy for removing warts. Chop several garlic cloves, and cover them with boiled water. Dip a cotton pad into the mixture, and apply this compress to the necessary place. Repeat these actions several times a day until the wart disappears.

3. Honey instead of cough syrup

In order to get rid of coughing, eat 2 teaspoons of honey 30 minutes before going to bed. Research results show that honey is no less effective than syrups for curing coughs. Besides, it is better for removing cough symptoms and also helps you to sleep well.

2. Antifungal baths with sodium and vinegar

Baths with soda and vinegar are really good for curing foot fungus. However, this remedy (like most of them) has certain contraindications you should know about:

  • Wounds, cuts, or bruises on your feet
  • Varicosity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Any medical condition bringing an increase in body temperature.

1. Aloe vera and almond oil for stretch marks

Stretch marks are a bothersome beauty problem. They are signs of breakage in the dermis or the middle layer of the skin. There is a good way to get rid of this upsetting problem. Mix some aloe vera gel with almond oil in equal proportions, and rub the mixture right into the stretch marks. Leave the substance for 15 minutes, and then remove the remainder. You can repeat these actions several times a day.