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6 Bizarre Home Remedies That Really Work!

written by EatOut 15th May 2013

There are some health and injury staples that you should always have at home such as pain killers, plasters and bandages.

However there are a surprising number of illnesses and ailments that you can treat or cure with these unlikely objects and foods that you are would readily have at home.

Check out our top ten picks!

1) Vodka for Foot Odour

Do you find at the end of a long day your feet smell far from swell? Soak a washcloth with vodka and wipe down your feet with it. Vodka contains alcohol which is antiseptic and a drying agent and so it destroys odour-causing fungus and bacteria. It also dries out dries up the moisture that helps them to thrive.

Smirnoff Vodka [photo/vodkasales.com]

Smirnoff Vodka [photo/vodkasales.com]

2) Yoghurt for Bad Breath

Research has shown that the live bacteria in yoghurt can suppress levels of bad breath-causing bacteria. “Good” bugs in yogurt may crowd out the “bad” stink-causing bacteria or create an unhealthy environment for them.

Yoghurt [Photo/prevention.com]

Yoghurt [Photo/prevention.com]

3) Listerine for Blisters

This breath freshener and antiseptic also works wonders on blisters. Dampen a cotton ball with listerine and dab it on your blister at 3 separate times during the day and it will dry it out and stop aching.

Listerine [Photo/saigonfmcg.com]

Listerine [Photo/saigonfmcg.com]

4) Licorice for Calluses and Corns

Licorice contains Oestrogen-like substances that soften the hard skin of calluses and corns. Make a homemade paste by grinding up a few licorice sticks and mixing them with half a teaspoon of Petroleum jelly and then rub the mixture into the rough and damaged areas of your feet.

Licorice sticks [Photo/thesweetesttemptations.blogspot.com]

Licorice sticks [Photo/thesweetesttemptations.blogspot.com]

5) Olive Oil for Eczema

You can soothe flare-ups by applying olive oil directly to the irritated area. Olive Oil, often a basis for many moisturizers, is packed with antioxidants that can reduce the inflammation associated with eczema. The antioxidants in olive oil help to prevent and repair damage that can cause wrinkles and brown spots. Rubbing 1 teaspoon per square inch of skin creates a seal that prevents the skin from drying out.

Olive oil [Photo/npr.org]

Olive oil [Photo/npr.org]

6) Sugar for Hiccups

A teaspoon of sugar swallowed dry can stop hiccups in minutes. The sugar is believed to modify the nerve muscles that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically and contribute to hiccups.

Sugar [Photo/mnn.com]

Sugar [Photo/mnn.com]

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Saddié Essy 15th May 2013 - 3:25 PM

and vodka is also a good mosquito repelant

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