There are a lot of old-time home remedies that work so well that it doesn’t make sense to spend so much on over-the-counter or prescription drugs most of the time. For hundreds of years, people didn’t have access to this kind of medicine so they learned about how to heal themselves naturally.
Many of these treatments work well enough that we should be using them today. And, some really crafty people have learned to use modern products to treat everyday issues so you can avoid going to the doctor for little things.
In this article, we will go over a lot of home remedies that may seem unusual but actually work.
1 - Toothpaste
There’s nothing unusual about using toothpaste for oral health. Yet, it can be used for much more than just brushing your teeth. For instance, it is highly effective at treating cold sores.
There is a scientific reason for it and not just one of those things that seems like it should work. Many kinds of toothpaste contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). This is a chemical found in many of the medicating ointments used in treating cold sores. Why spend a lot on an ointment when you already have plenty in your medicine cabinet in the form of toothpaste on cold sore?
2 - CBD oil
Cannabidiol Oil, or CBD, from the hemp plant, is showing a lot of promise in tons of home health remedies. It is not made from marijuana so it doesn’t have any THC that leads to a psychotropic effect. In other words, it doesn’t get you high.
It is most effective at reducing inflammation so it is a very good analgesic for joint pain and other aches and pains. It even works great to help you get to sleep, reduce anxiety, and has some promise in treating epilepsy.
There is a good chance that whatever ails you at the moment can be treated with some CBD oil. It can be used topically or even orally depending on the problem.
3 - Peppermint oil
You only need to feel the menthol stimulation properties of peppermint oil to know that it is doing something. That icy, hot effect is very effective at treating a lot of problems at home.
If you are having a hard time regrowing your hair or beard then using peppermint oil is a great natural and cheap tool. It is especially useful on thin beards. It acts as a way to increase circulation which brings a lot of nutrients in the blood to the skin where it stimulates the growth of hair.
It also works great for pain relief if you have sore or achy muscles and joints. For a natural post-workout treatment, you can rub some cream made with peppermint essential oil on your body and be on your way
4 - Honey
Honey has been used for thousands of years as a potent way to treat wounds. Since it is a great antimicrobial agent it can kill bacteria and prevent them from entering an open wound. It can be used in place of hydrogen peroxide.