BLACKHEADS, AND PIMPLES:
- Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not
gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the
- Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water,
apply to face with a cotton ball, and allow to sit
for 30 minutes before rinsing. 15-20 days of this
application helps cure pimples and also helps to
remove blemishes and scars.
- Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area
overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.
- For acne that hasn't seemed to respond to
anything, steep 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves in 1 cup
boiling water for 10-20 minutes, cool, and apply to
affected area with a cotton ball.
- Avoid drinking tea (regular, not herbal
varieties) and coffee immediately after meals, as
the tannin present in these interferes in the
absorption of iron from the food.
- Drink a cup of herbal tea mixed with 1/4 cup
blackstrap molasses each day. This provides 80% of
the iron needed in one day.
- Foods high in iron: lean beef, lean pork,
skinned poultry, shellfish, fish, liver, organ
meats, egg yolks, pinto, kidney, lima, navy, chick
peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, split peas, green
peas, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, chard,
broccoli, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dried
peaches, dried apricots, nuts, peanut butter, whole
- Your body absorbs iron from meats easier than
fruits and vegetables. To aid in the absorption of
iron from fruits and vegetables, eat them with a
good source of vitamin C.
- A daily serving of fresh fish or fish oil
capsules helps to give relief of arthritis and other
- 3-4 walnuts eaten daily, on an empty stomach,
- Mix 1 tsp. honey with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and take
it at night before going to bed.
- Avoid taking aspirin, as this may invoke an
- Boil some cinnamon bark in a cup of water. Store
it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it as a
- Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature's
own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your
breath will remain fresh.
- You can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your
INFECTION: Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and
boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool and
drink. Don't add sugar! This remedy is also useful for
people with kidney problems.
STONES: Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily for a
Slice a raw onion and place over the bruise. Do not
apply this to broken skin.
AND FLU: Here is a delicious recipe for a cold and flu
soup: Sauté 6 crushed cloves of garlic in 1 tsp.
vegetable oil until golden. Pour in a quart of beef or
chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk
in 2 egg whites. Beat together 2 egg yolks and 2 Tbls.
distilled white vinegar; pour this mixture into the
soup. Season with salt and pepper and top with croutons,
- Eat a few black licorice sticks.
- Take apple pectin.
- Make sure you're getting enough Folic Acid in
- Drinking ginger tea will help start a bowel
(IN SMALL CHILDREN): Soak 6-8 raisins in hot water. When
cool, crush well and strain. When given routinely even
to little infants, it helps to regulate bowel movement.
AND ASTHMA: Steep 3-4 cloves of garlic in a cool, dark
place for 2 weeks. Use several drops at a time, several
times a day for coughs or asthma. Garlic is an
exceptional cleanser for the body and has antimicrobial
action similar to other antibiotics.
DRY HAIR: A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged
hair which can be used for all hair types: Separate the
white of an egg from the yolk, whip it to a peak. Add 1
Tbls. water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is
creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your
hair with warm water, remove the excess moisture, and
apply the mixture to your scalp with your fingertips.
Massage gently until the froth is worked into your
scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water. Keep
applying the mixture until it is used up and then rinsed
until all of the egg is washed away.
Pour distilled white vinegar onto the hair, as close to
the scalp as you can manage; massage into the scalp; and
allow to dry for several minutes before washing as
usual. Repeat daily until the dandruff disappears,
usually within a few days.
CIRCLES AROUND EYES: Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato
juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder,
and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10
minutes before rinsing.
3/4 cup of cooked spinach a day is enough to give
dramatic relief from depression if you are deficient in
Eat boiled sweet potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper
before bedtime to cure chronic diarrhea.
SKIN: Combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup warm water, 1 Tbls.
vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup baking soda in a blender or
food processor until you have a smooth paste. Pour this
paste under the running water while drawing the bath.
Very soothing to dry, itchy skin.
Steep 1-2 tsp. chamomile flowers in boiling water for
10-15 minutes. Strain out the water, and apply the hot
flowers in a cloth for alleviation of the earache.
Rub a whole nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a
little water and make a paste. Apply on affected parts.
(Note: It is believed by some rural, old fashioned
practitioners that instead of water, one's own early
morning saliva can be used for better results.)
Simmer 1 cup honey and 3 cup water together slowly.
Allow 1 cup of the water to evaporate. Strain off the
top surface, and put the remaining liquid into a
stoneware crock or dark bottle. Put a towel over it so
it can breathe, yet be free of dirt. Place in a cool
place. You can add cinnamon, clove, or the juice of 2
lemons, if you like.
PROBLEMS: Simmer 1 cup water and 1 tsp. honey for 5
minutes. Dip a cloth in the liquid and apply to the
CLEANSER: Mix 2 Tbls. cornstarch, 2 Tbls. glycerin, and
1/2 cup water until smooth. Heat in a small pan placed
in a water bath inside another pan. Heat until thick and
clear; it will have the consistency of pudding. Do not
boil. Cool completely, Use in place of soap to cleanse
your skin. (If mixture is too thick, you may thin it by
adding a little water, 1 Tbls. at a time, until you
reach the desired consistency.)
Take a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice in equal
parts to dispel fatigue and general tiredness after a
GUM IN HAIR: Soak the
gum-coated hair in Coke® and it should wipe out easily.
LIGHTENER: To lighten hair, use 1/4 cup chopped fresh
rhubarb to 2 cups boiling water. Cool, strain, and apply
as a rinse.
Eat honey on crackers. The fructose in the honey will
help to flush out the alcohol in your system.
FEVER: Steep 1 tsp. fenugreek seed in 1 cup water,
covered, for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup a day to help hay
Eat 10-12 almonds, the equivalent of two aspirins, for a
migraine headache. Almonds are far less likely to upset
Drink 1/2 glass water, slowly. Keep a tsp. of sugar in
your month and suck slowly. Suck 2-3 small pieces of
fresh ginger. This helps in hiccups which keep occurring
again and again. OR
Take a large mouthful of water with out swallowing, plug
both ears, and slowly begin to swallow the water. Unplug
your ears and you're hiccup free! (Submitted by Mrs T.
Coat area liberally with lotion. Rub with the back of a
cold spoon vigorously for as long as you can stand to,
changing out spoon for new cold one every 10 minutes.
Recommended time for this treatment is 45-60 minutes.
BITES: Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply.
This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most
insect bites and is also an effective remedy for diaper
SICKNESS: Mix 1 tsp. each fresh juice of mint and lime,
and 1 Tbls. honey. Take 3 times a day.
BITES: Apply lime juice diluted with water on bites with
IN COUGH: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 tsp. each of
ginger, ground cloves, and cinnamon. Filter. Sweeten
with 1 tsp. honey and drink.
CRAMPS: Apply clove oil on the affected body parts.
Boil 1/2 cup of rice in 1 cup of water for about 10-20
minutes. After it is boiled, drain the water into a cup
and sip at the rice water until symptoms are gone.
- Mix lime juice with honey and water; drink a
glass of this every morning.
- Mix 3 tsp. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 1
tsp. honey, and 1 cup water; drink a glass a day for
- Mix 1 tsp. lime juice with 1 cup water and drink
- Eat a tomato before breakfast.
SKIN: For oily skin, mix 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 egg
white, 1 Tbls. lemon juice, and 1/2 cup mashed apple
into a smooth paste. Apply to face and leave on 15
Effective at getting rid of fat, drink up to 3 cups of
green tea daily. Regular tea can also be used with a
RELIEVER: Mix 3 Tbls. of honey in boiled water and
drink. Honey has natural pain-relieving powers.
FEET: Soak feet in strong tea for 20 minutes every day
until the smell disappears. To prepare your footbath,
brew two tea bags in 2 1/2 cups of water for 15 minutes
and pour the tea into a basin containing two liters of
HABIT: Lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue
whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This is said to
break the habit within 1 month.
THROAT: Mix 1 tsp. lime juice and 1 Tbls. honey. Swallow
tiny amounts slowly 2-3 times a day.
- Lay scotch tape over the splinter and pull off.
- Soak the area in vegetable oil for a few minutes
before removing with tweezers.
ACHE: A simple cure for a stomachache is to dissolve 1
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon in 1 cup warm water, cover and
let sit for 15 minutes, then drink it like tea. This
remedy can also ease diarrhea and flatulence.
- Drink coconut water 3-4 times a day.
- Have a plateful of watermelon and/or cucumber
Mix 2 tsp. tomato juice and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Apply to
affected area. Rinse after 1/2 hour.
& MOUTH PAIN: To ease toothache or other mouth pain,
make a tea by boiling 1 Tbls. fresh peppermint in 1 cup
water and adding a little salt. Peppermint is an
antiseptic and contains menthol, which relieves pain
when applied to skin surfaces.
VEINS: Take 2-3 tsp. black strap molasses orally daily.
This also treats all kinds of circulatory ailments.
- Sucking a piece of ice controls vomiting.
- Eat 1/2 tsp. ground cumin seeds.
- Cinnamon and sliced ginger work by interrupting
nausea signals sent from the stomach to the brain.
If you are an herbal tea drinker, simply sprinkle
cinnamon on the tea and drink. To make ginger tea,
simmer a few slices of ginger in hot tea water.
Try taping a slice of garlic to the wart. Be sure to
first protect the surrounding skin with petroleum jelly.
NAILS: To strengthen and shine nails, combine 2 tsp.
salt, 2 tsp. castor oil, and 1 tsp. wheat germ oil and
mix thoroughly. Pour into bottle. Shake before using. To
use, rub a small amount into your nails. Leave on 3-5
minutes and tissue off. Follow up with more plain castor
oil, if desired.
& SKIN FRESHENER:
- Combine 2 Tbls. vodka, 1 Tbls. fennel seeds, and
1 1/2 tsp. honey. Stir well and allow to sit for 3
days. Strain mixture. Use full strength or add 2
Tbls. water to dilute. Use a cotton ball to apply to
face as a toner.
- Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and
face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every
night at bed time.
TEETH: Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime. Use
this as toothpowder frequently.