10 bizarre yet natural home remedies!
Smelly breath and stinky feet...we're not trying to gross you out but these are some of the common afflictions many of us suffer from. Help is just around the corner as we bring you 10 natural yet slightly bizarre home remedies for everyday health issues. Curious? Don't forget to go right to the end of the gallery - we saved the best for last!
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Yoghurt for bad breath
Yoghurt has a live bacterium that suppresses levels of bad breath-causing bacteria. This means that the 'good bugs' crowd out the stinky 'bad bugs'. So go stock up on that yoghurt right now and dive in for a smooch with your loved one - fearlessly!
Tennis balls for achy feet
Just grab yourself a tennis ball and roll each foot over it for a few minutes. It's like a free massage!
Listerine for blisters
All you have to do is pour some Listerine on to a piece of cotton and rub on the affected area 3 times a day till the blister dries up. As easy as that!
Vegetable oil for brittle nails
Fear not. We have the solution...it's vegetable oil! Massage vegetable oil into your nails before going to bed every night and it will prevent them from getting too dry. Hello manicure!
Cloves for cuts
So the next time you cut your finger while chopping onions for that curry, just reach out and grab a few cloves, powder them and sprinkle the powder over the cut. Soothing relief (and a delicious curry) in no time at all!
Apples for stained teeth
Crunchy fruits such as apples have a natural cleansing action that works on tooth enamel as soon as you chew them. So get crunching right away!
Olive oil for eczema
It's olive oil! It's packed with antioxidants that can reduce the inflammation associated with eczema. That's why it's the basis for many moisturizers. Apply it to affected areas to soothe nasty flare-ups.
Olives or lemons for motion sickness
Motion sickness causes you to produce excess saliva. Olives/lemons have compounds called tannins that dry out your mouth and can help appease queasiness.
Sugar for hiccups
Sugar modifies the nerve muscles that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically and contribute to hiccups. Swallow just one spoonful and your hiccups will be gone in minutes!
Vodka for foot odor
Say good-bye to smelly toes forever with vodka! The alcohol in vodka is an antiseptic and has drying-out properties. This destroys odor-causing fungus and bacteria and dries out the moist conditions between our toes that they thrive in. Is this a good enough reason to stock up on those bottle or what?