Weird or Old Home Remedies

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Baymule, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    My ex-father in law used to laugh about the cough medicine his mother would mix up for him and his brothers and sisters. It was so bad, he said, that if they had to cough again, they ran out behind the barn or just silently choked the cough down. And what would that be, you ask? Kerosene and sugar. I cannot imagine swallowing kerosene, even if it was mixed with sugar. [​IMG]

    Fast forward to right now. I have a skin cancer and went to the local healer for a black salve application in a bandaid. Both my DH and I have done this before. Cost? $40. Modern medicine cost? $5,000 to $20,000.

    Does anyone else use alternative medicine and what do you use?
    And what are some "old time" remedies you know about?
  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2007
    Labelle, Florida
    Unpasturised local honey for my dd's allergies.

    Sugar/betadine for hard to heal wounds.

    Ebsom salts for drawing out abscess' and muscle soreness.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Honey smeared on wounds, especially burns. It has antibiotic qualities.

    Diluted Catnip tea for babies colic

    Ginger tea for adult tummy troubles
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Quote:Also use that to cure constipation
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Also use that to cure constipation

    In a hurry
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    peppermint tea helps if you have gas
  7. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    My grandmother in the depression era had a sure fire cure for ringworm. She would cook down a little nightshade in lard in the cast iron skillet and apply that to the fungus on the skin. Reportedly it cured with one application.
    Several Folks here on this forum swear by the animal medicine "Blue Coat" for various applications.
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I was a croupy kid- Mom always gave me a teaspoonful of sugar with straight whiskey poured on it. That and some steam did it!
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Warm human urine in the ear for earaches/infections.

    Heard about it from a woman that grew up with the kerosene/sugar remedy. She said once she was coughing so hard she took a straight tablespoon of kerosene.

  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Blue-kote has a fair amount of gential violet in it. Gentian violet has antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Also makes a pretty good dye [​IMG]

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