Thursday’s Top Ten
Colds and Fevers: Hot water with lemon or hot lemonade will help relieve cold symptoms. The steam from the hot liquids will help unclog congested nasal passages. Adding honey to your tea will soothe a sore throat.
Wrinkle Remover: Beat two egg whites to meringue consistency; apply to your face and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water. The protein in the egg whites temporarily tightens pores for a more youthful look. You’ll be wrinkle-free for an hour and half before turning back into Cinderella.
Warts: Rub castor oil on flat warts with a cotton swab twice a day until they disappear.
Guard Against Infection: Use honey to help promote healing of skin wounds. Clean wound thoroughly, apply honey, and bandage securely. Unprocessed honey (straight from the hive) works best at killing bacteria.
Oral Care: Chew on a sprig of fresh parsley for fresh breath.
Canker Sores: Relieve the pain of a canker sore and help it heal faster by squeezing the excess water from a teabag that’s been immersed in a glass of tepid water and applying it to the sore for a few minutes.
Headaches: Rub a mentholatum ointment on your forehead and cover with an ice pack on a cold wet washcloth to ease a sinus headache. It’s soothing and it helps open up the nasal passages.
Hiccups: Swallow a spoonful of sugar in one gulp with no water.
Stomach Upsets: Sip strong chamomile tea (steeped 10-15 minutes) if you have an upset stomach. Peppermint or spearmint tea also soothe tummies, or try adding a few drops of spirit of peppermint to water or food.