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10 Strange Home Remedies That Really Work

Home remedies are being used since long time back to cure various disorders. While some are very obvious, others may amaze you.

Home Remedies By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Mar 31, 2014

Home Remedies

Home remedies have been very popular since ancient times. While some remedies look very obvious, others may leave you amazed. Here are some of the strange home remedies that are actually very effective. Image Source : Getty Images


You subconsciously tend to clench the jaws and teeth whenever you feel stressed or anxious putting strains on the muscles that connect the jaw to the temples and can trigger tension headache. When you feel your jaw clenching put a pencil between your teeth but don’t bite it and hold it for some time. This will help your jaw to relax, easing the tension and pain. Image Source : Getty Images



Listerine is known as the breath freshener and is a powerful antiseptic but it can also be used to dry out the blisters. Take a cotton ball and moisten it with Listerine. Dab this on the blisters for at least three times in a day until the area dries out completely and stops hurting. Image Source: Indiafreegoods.com



Tennis Ball

Did you ever know that apart from playing, a tennis ball can also be used to cure something? Yes, you heard it right. It can be used to cure an achy feet. Take a tennis ball and roll each foot over it. This mini massage will help you stretch and will soothe the arches. Image Source : Getty Images


Another such home remedy involves ginger which is expected to just add taste to your food. Problems like motion sickness and nausea can be treated with crystallized ginger, ginger tea, ginger syrup and ginger powder. Image Source : Healthyfoodhouse.com



A teaspoon of sugar swallowed dry can help you stop the hiccups in minutes. The sugar is believed to modify the nerve muscles that are responsible for contracting spasmodically and contribute to hiccups.


Apple is one of those fruits that act as little toothbrush when you chew them. Apple has malice which gives it a natural cleansing action that works on tooth enamel to remove stains. Image Source : Getty Images

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil is very effective in fixing the dry nails. In addition to using moisturizer on your hand regularly, apply vegetable oil at night to your hands and wrap the hands in a plastic wrap to keep the oil off your bedding. The wrap around the hands forces the oil to penetrate the skin, preventing your hands and nails from getting too dry. Image Source : Getty Images

Mustard Oil

Considering the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis, nothing will feel better than a gentle mustard oil massage on the affected area. It will stimulate the blood flow and reduce the pain and inflammation. Gently massage with warm oil every night before going to bed. Image Source :gayatriorganic.com

Salt water spray

Ever thought of something as simple as salt water to provide quick relief from a blocked nose? Well it can. Prepare a nasal spray by mixing a small teaspoon of salt and baking soda to around 300 ml of boiled water. Use the solution as a nasal spray to cleanse your nose and break the nasal congestion. Image Source : Getty Images


Thought of almonds a s a remedy to dry skin? Almonds are one of the best food sources of vitamin E which is an important antioxidant for your skin. Face massage using almond oil makes the skin soft and removes dry skin. Images Source : Getty Images


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