Quicksilver said:Note to self: start up a thread about the uses of a dead cat.....
Quicksilver said:From Tom Sawyer, remember.....?
To cure a sty, rub it with the tail of a dead cat.
Note to self: start up a thread about the uses of a dead cat.....
Ah, but remember that many traditional concoctions were just that:concoctions. It took a long time for individual herbs and their chemicals to be isolated.Fallen Angel said:I'd say that I'd look twice or even thrice at any herbal "folk remedies" as they have proven again and again to have validity. Willow bark tea (precursor to aspirin), digitalis, St. John's Wort, and so forth.
Xanatic said:It's probably true you could get it once. Only about 20 years ago you could also buy radioactive watches.
> > Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
> > headache pain almost immediately -- without the
> > unpleasant side effects caused by traditional
> > "pain relievers."
> > Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an
> > excellent salve for burns?
> > Before you head to the drugstore for a
> > high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious
> > chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously
> > strong
> > Altoid Peppermints. They'll clear up your
> > stuffed nose.
> > Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1
> > Tablespoon of Horseradish in a cup of Olive Oil. Let
> > the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
> > massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
> > Sore Throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with
> > 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a
> > day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
> > Cure urinary tract infections with
> > Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass
> > of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
> > Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract
> > infections almost instantly -- even though the
> > product was never been advertised for this use.
> > Eliminate puffiness under your eyes..... All
> > you need is a dab of Preparation H, Carefully rubbed
> > into the skin, avoiding the eyes. The
> > Hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor,
> > relieving the swelling instantly.
> > Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the
> > blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid
> > over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
> > sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
> > Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get
> > rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes
> > in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic
> > leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
> > Easy eyeglass protection. To prevent the
> > screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small
> > drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the
> > threads of the screws before tightening them.
> > Coca-Cola Cure for rust... Forget those
> > expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive
> > sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The
> > phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job
> > done.
> > Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer...
> > If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets
> > get in your home and you can't find the
> > insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.
> > Insects drop to the ground instantly.
> > Smart splinter remover... just pour a drop of
> > Elmer's Glue all over the splinter, let dry, and
> > peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
> > sticks to the dried glue.
> > Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... cover the
> > boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The
> > acids from the tomatoes soothes the pain and brings
> > the boil to a head.
> > Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a
> > broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a
> > powerful antiseptic.
> > Heinz Vinegar To heal bruises... Soak a cotton
> > ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for
> > 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds
> > up the healing process.
> > Kills fleas instantly. Dawn Dish Washing
> > Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's
> > bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well
> > to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
> > Rainy day cure for dog odor. Next time your
> > dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the
> > animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
> > making your dog smell springtime fresh.
> > Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few
> > drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's ear. Massage
> > it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily
> > for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers
> > the mites, and accelerates healing.
> > Vaseline cure for hair balls..... To prevent
> > troublesome hair balls, apply a dollop of Vaseline
> > petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will
> > lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its
> > stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive
> > system.
> > Quaker Oats for fast pain relief.... It's not
> > for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and
> > 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave
> > for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture
> > to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis
> > pain.