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renfam5 says ...
My mom is a nurse and she said that a doctor once told her that about 80 percent of headaches can be solved by drinking a large glass of water!
06/21/2008 8:25:03 PM CDT
sheila says ...
My daughter suffered three months from an ongoing bronchial infection that antibiotics wouldn't touch. We were at at whits end, and were afraid at times we would lose her. Then a friend, who is well-versed in herbs and herbal therapy, noticed that horehound and elderberries were growing on the property where we lived. She recommended a tea of horehound leaves three times a day, and also another tea of elderberry flowers. In 24 hours my daughter made great improvement. In three days she was completely well. I am a strong believer in herbal remedies because my grandmother used them, and healed a nasty infection on my ankle when Western medicine could not help me.
06/21/2008 8:26:32 PM CDT
jeani says ...
I take a large dosage of a B complex supplement and don't have much trouble with mosquitoes. Also, a hand held yard sprayer filled with a mix of water and garlic does help keep mosquitoes at bay. I always keep Aloe Vera gel in the house and have a plant also. Finally, Bragg Raw - Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has multiple uses. 3 tsp a day in a glass of water before meals helps with fat cells as well as digestion issues among other things.
06/21/2008 8:28:25 PM CDT
Donna says ...
Hi! I don't know what it's made of, but I use Absorbine Jr. on mosquito bites. . takes the itch right out.
06/21/2008 8:29:55 PM CDT
Mya says ...
Chocolate. It's my cure-all for anything that ails me...lol iluv2pray@gmail.com
06/21/2008 8:30:50 PM CDT
Janet says ...
Baking soda & vinegar for bug bites
06/21/2008 8:32:04 PM CDT
guysrose says ...
I also use aloe for burns; always have an aloe plant growing in my window. Another good remedy for burns is to use pure vanilla extract - it takes the sting out immediately. guysrose at aol dot com
06/21/2008 8:33:07 PM CDT
Greywolf says ...
The spice turmeric is an excellent natural antibiotic and can get rid of a staph infection pretty quickly.
06/22/2008 8:12:29 PM CDT
Megan says ...
We use meleluca oil for all skin problems. It is miraculous!
06/22/2008 8:15:15 PM CDT
novaceleste says ...
I loved the podcast, very helpful. I am going to try the peppermint remedy. I have an aloe vera plant, I think to works great on burns.
06/22/2008 8:16:27 PM CDT
jewel says ...
I saw someone else say they also use Melaluca . It is absoultey the best. Better than aloe. It works on burns cuts and the toothpaste will REVERSE periodontal disease. Tastes a bit starnge but works wonders !
06/22/2008 8:19:32 PM CDT
Carol says ...
When I got stung by wasps my grandfather used chewing tobacco on my sting, It worked! For a bee sting he put a piece of bacon on the stinger and it drew out the stinger, Also we used plain white vinegar for sunburn, and if you could stand the smell it would soothe the burn.
06/22/2008 8:20:24 PM CDT
anonymous says ...
have always been interested in using natural remedies.favorite of course is baking powder paste for bites
06/22/2008 8:21:44 PM CDT
Khristal says ...
I like putting Aloe on sunburns from an Aloe plant.
06/22/2008 8:22:39 PM CDT
Paula says ...
Thanks for the tips. I'm going to try the diluted Lavender essential oil to help promote healing.
06/22/2008 8:23:38 PM CDT
Judy says ...
I never heard of peppermint for sunburn. I am going to have to give it a try.
06/22/2008 8:43:44 PM CDT
Debbie says ...
Tape a penny to a bee sting. No swelling, no sting.
06/22/2008 11:38:38 PM CDT
Malteny says ...
Very interesting... I will try lavender oil along with aloe vera for sunburns. I've used aloe vera for a while but have never added lavender oil.
06/22/2008 11:39:43 PM CDT
Melanie says ...
The B vitamin was news to me. I didn't know it was possible to change the way we "taste" to bugs. Thanks!
06/23/2008 12:11:37 AM CDT
Alyson & Ford says ...
Thank you for the information, I had not thought of most of these remedies. Peppermint oil and lavender oil will be added to my list along with aloe gel. Not sure about using witch hazel; will need to get more info on that. Thanks again!
06/23/2008 9:57:00 AM CDT
fleishmanm says ...
Hi folks, so great to see all of these natural remedies for summertime issues. I had to jump in because I have two kids and they are always getting scrapes, stings, rashes - and the calendula ointment works like a charm in my house...we call it the "magic cream". Stay tuned for next month, we are talking natural salon and I got to go to NYC to get tips from John Masters about what natural ingredients to look for in your hair care. Mara
06/23/2008 4:55:04 PM CDT
Judy says ...
We keep an aloe plant going for minor skin burns even sun burns. Learning about peppermint and its value was great.
06/23/2008 11:00:58 PM CDT
alizarins says ...
I'm SO going to try the B complex to keep the mosquito away. We hike with our kids most weekends and I'm usually covered in bites. Hope it works.
06/23/2008 11:04:27 PM CDT
Roxy says ...
Natural Salon sounds great too! my favorite natural remedy is aloe for all those sunburns!
06/23/2008 11:05:52 PM CDT
LIFE IS FUNNY says ...
The best natural cure-all is jumping into the shower completely naked. This treats: heat exhaustion, fatigue, scrapes, aches, croup, dandruff, eczema, insomnia, wrinkles, dry skin, oily skin, dual-skin. Jumping into the shower clothed doesn't quite cover the same benefits but adds washing your clothes to the list.
06/24/2008 10:06:46 AM CDT

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