With the rise in medical expenses, people hardly run to the doctor at the drop of a hat nowadays anymore. Certain ailments, like the common cold and cough, acidity etc. are supposedly curable by means of strange and quirky homemade recipes.
Sore throat is treated by drinking a mixture of Tabasco sauce with water. The peppers in the Tabasco are known to cure inflammation in the throat. Nausea can be treated by chewing mint. The pickle juice straight from the container, rich in acid, often can cure menstrual cramps.
Morning sickness during pregnancy can be avoided or reduced by eating bread with milk. Eating raw onion when you have a cold helps cure it. Yogurt helps fight bad breath while horseradish helps in reducing sniffles by clearing out nasal congestion.
The electrolytes in energy/sports drinks can drive away a hangover. Strawberry’s help remove stains from teeth. Rubbing an ice on the gum often numbs toothache while applying toothpaste on pimples and zits helps drying them out.
These recipes have been tried for ages and often do they actually prove quite beneficial. But it is advisable that if symptoms persist, you go and see a doctor and get actual medicines before things go way too much out of hand.