Strange Home Remedies That Really Work

So you're feeling under the weather and you don't have the right medicine at home. You could run to the drug store, but who wants to do that when they're sick? Here are some weird remedies that might sound strange, but really work. The best part is you probably already have most of this stuff around your house.

1. Listerine kills toenail fungus

Twice a day, soak your feet in Listerine for 20 minutes. Listerine contains ingredients that kill bacteria and cure toenail fungus.

2. Yogurt gets rid of bad breath

Bacteria fight! The bacteria in sugar-free yogurt has been shown to kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.

3. Olive oil prevents eczema

Olive oil is high in vitamin E, which is great for your skin. Apply some unrefined olive oil to the affected area after a shower. It will help prevent dryness and flair-ups.

4. Sugar can stop hiccups

A teaspoon of dry sugar can stop hiccups. Supposedly, the sudden blast of sweetness overwhelms the nerve endings and the hiccups will stop.


5. Peppermint and cinnamon gum keep you alert

Chewing peppermint or cinnamon gum can keep you alert and reduce fatigue by 20%. Studies found that subjects reported 25% less frustration and 30% more awareness.

6. Duct tape gets rid of warts

Really? Turns out that trusty, old duct tape has an 85% success rate when it comes to removing warts. Compare that to cryotherapy, which only has a 60% success rate. Put some tape on the wart and don't remove it for a week. Then scour the wart with a pumice stone. Start the process over until the wart is removed.

7. Biting a pencil gets rid of a headache

Headaches can happen for many reasons. Some of us have a tendency to clench up our teeth and jaws, causing stress headaches. Placing a pencil between your teeth will allow the jaw and muscles to relax.

8. Vodka gets rid of foot odor

Alcohol is a powerful anti-septic and kills the fungus and bacteria that cause funky smells. Wipe your feet with some vodka and say goodbye to odor.


9. Stop sea sickness with lemons and olives

Motion sickness makes the body produce excess saliva which causes that queasy feeling. Prevent it by sucking on a lemon or eating olives. Lemons and olives contain tannins that dry out excess saliva.

10. Tomatoes cure acne

Smash a tomato and put it on any pimples. Allow it to sit on the skin for an hour before washing and drying the area. Do this every day until the acne is gone. Tomatoes contains tons of vitamins and antioxidants that can fix common skin problems. 

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