Alternative Medicine

TREATMENT FOR A HEAD COLD!: My mother told me eucalyptus comes in forms of oil, slaves, gels, lotions and creams. It is a type of flowering on trees. First eucalyptus oil can be added to a small pot of boiling water as steam starts to rise. Then you breathe in the steam and works as a decongestant. It contains antibacterial agents and kills bacteria related to the cold.

WHAT WE USED NOW!: Nasal saline spray and or a humidifier or vaporizer.

TREATMENT FOR SORE THROAT!: My aunt Crystal always tells me to gargle with warm salt water when I have a sore throat. She says it helps loosen mucus that flush out the bacteria. The only thing about it is you have to do it several times a day and to me its almost unbearable because I always gag.

WHAT WE USE NOW!: Cough drops, and any generic sore throat medicine that can be in a spray or liquid such as Chloraspetic or Theraflu.

TREATMENT FOR HEARTBURN!: My grandmother always says baking soda can fix EVERYTHING, even heart burn. Its a base so it help neutralize the stomach acid. You put 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Its kind of nasty going down because your not used to such a high salt concentration in your drinks.

WHAT WE USE NOW!: Tums, Alka-Setlzer and Pepto-Bismol.

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