More “Believe It Or Not” Home Remedies That Work!
Some of these sound weird, and are not that well known. Who, for example, would think of using Krazy Glue to mend cracked heels? I’m told by many that this does indeed work.
6. Bypass motion sickness with lemon.
Motion sickness is often accompanied by excess salivating. Tannins (bitter, astringent plant compounds) found in lemons (olives, too) dry out the mouth, eliminating saliva and, in turn, easing oh God, not here nausea, says Hanauer.
7. Heal cracked heels with Krazy glue.
“No amount of cream or moisturizer will bring that crack back together,” says Jhin. “Krazy Glue is a great little trick to fix it.” Soak your feet in water for a few minutes, then apply moisturizer and dab the glue on any remaining cracks. Just one application should do the trick. The challenge will be to avoid getting it on your hands.
8. Get rid of corns with licorice.
Coating the affected area with a mixture of licorice and oil, then covering it with plastic wrap and a sock while you sleep, gives the estrogen-like substances in licorice time to work their softening magic, says DeHeer.
9. Treat eczema with baking soda.
“Eczematic skin tends to be more acidic, and baking soda brings it back to a more neutral pH and sloughs off some of that dead, flaking skin,” Jhin says. Combine 1 Tbsp baking soda with warm bathwater, and soak for 15 minutes, 3 times a week.
10. Soothe a sore throat with sage tea.
A study in the European Journal of Medical Research found that a spray containing 15% sage offered significant relief within just 2 hours, compared with a placebo. Try DIY sage tea: Pour 1 cup of almost-boiling water over 2 tablespoons fresh sage or 1 tablespoon dried. Cover and steep 10 to 15 minutes, then strain.