It turns out that Mom was right: 9 folk remedies that really helpPictolic
Yes, chicken broth really helps with colds. And this is not the only effective old remedy, as scientists have recently discovered.
So, 9 home remedies that are not old wives' tales, but the truth help to relieve pain, colds, get rid of headaches and make your smile brighter.
Do you feel that you have a cold? Try to start gargling with ordinary water. A study of about 400 healthy volunteers showed that those who gargled with plain water were significantly less likely to develop upper respiratory tract infections (IVD) during the study period — this type of infection is often associated with colds and flu. The researchers concluded that rinsing with plain water was effective in preventing IVDP among healthy people.
If you are experiencing difficulties during sea trips, try a couple of ginger candies. Comparing people taking a placebo with those who took ginger, the researchers found that just one gram of this root relieves the symptoms of seasickness, morning sickness and nausea during chemotherapy. In general, ginger can also be useful for reducing gas formation and stomach upset.
Mom was right. It is still not known exactly why chicken broth makes us feel better during illness, but researchers are almost sure of its effectiveness. During one experiment, scientists tried to determine the effect that broth had on inflammation (a common component of the common cold). As a result, they found a slowdown in the movement of neutrophils — white blood cells that are a hallmark of acute infection. In other words, the broth seems to help relieve the inflammation that causes many cold symptoms.
As long as you have a whole eardrum, you can use this easy recipe from the Mayo Clinic to prevent ear infections. Just mix one part of white vinegar with one part of alcohol, pour a teaspoon of the mixture into each ear and drain it back. The mixture is designed to stop the growth of bacteria and fungi that develop in the ears of swimmers.
They are not only good for the body - fresh crunchy fruits and vegetables will also help keep your teeth pearly white. While chewing apples and carrots, their fine particles clean the surface of the teeth, helping to remove stains. Apples and strawberries contain malic acid, which helps to whiten the enamel.
Hate the taste of cough syrup? The World Health Organization recommends honey as a cough medicine for children. Studies conducted in 2012 among 300 children who were sick for a week or less found that those who were given 10 grams of honey before bedtime had fewer cough symptoms (compared to those who received a placebo) and, oddly enough, they slept more soundly and calmly.
Applying ice to the head or back of the neck helps to cope with the pain of migraines. This cold sensation can also help to get rid of pulsations in the temples. In 2013, studies were conducted among 50 people with migraines. During it, people who used ice to wrap their necks at the beginning of a migraine for 30 minutes, as a rule, said that their pain had significantly decreased.
Soak a towel in vodka and wipe your feet thoroughly. The alcohol contained in vodka is an antiseptic that destroys odor-causing bacteria and fungi.
Warts are harmless growths on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Since it is an infectious disease, they can be transmitted from person to person through physical contact. But there is also good news! A study conducted in 2002 showed that taping warts eliminates them better than freezing.
However, there is no final verdict of scientists on this yet. Unfortunately, subsequent studies of the use of scotch tape were not so convincing. Still want to try it? Clean the affected area, cut out a piece of tape slightly larger than the wart you want to get rid of, and glue it in the right place. Change the tape every few days until the wart disappears.