Sometimes those oddball home remedies recommended by a friend or family member work . . . and sometimes they don’t. Even worse, sometimes they’re dangerous.




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Doctors generally recommend that one attempt to rhythmically cough during a heart attack to increase the chance of surviving it.


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Hydrogen peroxide will cure a variety of ailments.


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To ease the pain of a bee sting, tape a copper penny to it.


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Application of Vicks VapoRub to the soles of the feet effectively counters nighttime cough.


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A bar of
soap between the bedsheets will prevent leg cramps.*


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Article extolls the medicinal virtues of honey and cinnamon.


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Using gasoline to get rid of lice is highly dangerous.


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Daily gin-soaked raisins regimen cures arthritis.


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Treat burns with flour.


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Treat burns with egg whites.


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Drinking water in which okra has been soaked overnight will make “diabetes go away.”


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Swishing plant oils in your mouth has been proved to ameliorate a variety of medical ailments.


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Swallowing active dry yeast before drinking alcohol will prevent you from getting drunk.


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A study proved pineapple juice is five times more effective than cough syrup.