To this day my grandparents are still giving me bizarre treatments for minor injuries. Just the other week I took a tumble down the stairs, and my Grandma piped up, telling me to boil an egg and rub the extremely hot breakfast item all over my extremely swollen ankle. And you now what? It worked!
The swelling went down within an hour, and I felt almost as good as new by the next morning. Thanks, Gran!
Below are even more bizarre solutions that people’s grandmas have come up with but actually work! Discover the words of wisdom below.
Raisins for Arthritis
That’s right, the little wrinkly, dried up berries usually found in scones or kids lunch boxes can apparently ease the symptoms of arthritis!
Grandparents say all you have to do is soak golden raisins overnight in a couple of spoonfuls of gin. The vitamins from the raisins mixed with the anti-inflammatory effects of the juniper berries used to make gin will help reduce swelling and ease your pain. No, you won’t get drunk! But it is a good excuse to consume delicious gin all day long!
Celery for Bad Breath
According to one, or maybe many, grandmas and grandpas celery is the answer for bad breath. No need to keep buying packets and packets of gum, just stick a bunch of celery in your mouth, give it a good chew and your bad breath will dissipate.
Lemons for Earache
This is another bizarre combination. Apparently, if you squeeze some lemon juice onto an ear bud and pop it into your ear for a minute or so, you can alleviate the problems of an earache. The lemon juice is meant to stabilize pH levels in your ears making them feel as good as new.
Nettles Cure Hair Loss
I think this is just an excuse for grandparents to use nettles as a drink without it seeming weird. But there are facts behind this bizarre remedy as ‘Nettle leaf also contains high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and beta-carotene and high amounts of the vitamins A, C, D, and B complex’. Many of these vitamins and minerals are great for hair growth and hair maintenance. Our hair is mostly made up of proteins so it’s no wonder nettle leaves can help keep it strong, luxurious, and on our heads!
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