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      Hello all,

      I haven’t tried them all but some of these remedies are tried and
      true. My dad was a pharmacist for over 50 years and he always
      believed in old fashioned home remedies and would recommend them to
      many of his customers. Our local paper even did an article on him
      years ago and told how he saved folks $$ on prescriptions and over
      the counter meds by sharing his home remedies.

      And since this group
      is about saving $$ I thought I’d share some with you all. I’m sure
      many of you can add to this list.

      Linda

      Did You Know That?
      Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
      immediately — without the unpleasant side effects caused by
      traditional “pain relievers.”

      Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for
      burns.

      Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled
      with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously
      strong Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.

      Achy muscles from a bout with the flu?
      Mix 1 Table spoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the
      mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for
      instant relief for aching muscles.

      Sore throat?
      Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1
      tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

      Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer…
      Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the
      onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary
      tract infections almost instantly — even though the product was
      never advertised for this use.
      ( Note : Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same.. and
      contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have
      ulcers.)

      Honey remedy for skin blemishes…
      Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it.
      Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds
      healing. Works overnight.

      Listerine therapy for toenail fungus…
      Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in
      Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails
      looking healthy again.

      Easy eyeglass protection…
      To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small
      drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the
      screws before tightening them.

      Coca-Cola cure for rust …
      Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive
      sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid
      in the coke is what gets the job done.

      Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer…
      If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home
      and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.
      Insects drop to the ground instantly.

      Smart splinter remover…
      just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry,
      and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the
      dried glue.

      Hunt’s tomato paste boil cure…
      cover the boil with Hunt’s tomato paste as a compress.
      The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a
      head.

      Balm for broken blisters…
      To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine
      … a powerful antiseptic.

      Heinz vinegar to heal bruises…
      Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1
      hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing
      process.

      Kills fleas instantly…
      Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your
      dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid
      skin irritations.

      Goodbye fleas.

      Rainy day cure for dog odor…
      Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the
      animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog
      smell springtime fresh.

      Eliminate ear mites …
      All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat’s ear.
      Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3
      days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and
      accelerates healing.

      Quaker Oats for fast pain relief…
      It’s not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup
      of water in a bowl and warm in the micr owave for 1 minute, cool
      slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief
      from arthritis pain.

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