Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Home Remedies

"Molasses or dark corn syrup for colicky babies. Mixing a little
molasses or dark corn syrup with warm water in a bottle can soothe
a baby's crying- and a mother's ears.
Vinegar for easing the itch. Applying vinegar to skin exposed to
poison ivy or oak can dry up the rash and soothe the itching.
Seeds for bad breath. We all know peppermint can leave a sweet
taste in your mouth, but chewing on fennel, dill, or anise seeds also
can help freshen your breath.
Hard-boiled egg for pink eye. A hard-boiled egg wrapped in a wash
cloth stays warm for about five minutes - which is just the amount of
time you need to soothe that irritated eye.
Tonic water for charley horses. Tonic water contains quinine, which
has been proven to help relieve leg cramps. Drinking the bubbly water
before bed also can help prevent the painful cramps from striking in
the middle of the night."

-Redmond Reporter March 18-20, 2011