Nifty·Posted on Oct 14, 201318 Bizarrely Effective Home RemediesGrandma was right. You can treat anything with what you have lying around the house.by Jeremy BenderBuzzFeed FellowFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Almonds can help cure headaches. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via reactiongifs.com Eating about 20 almonds can help treat headaches due to the presence of the enzyme salicin. Eating almonds over a period of time may even reduce the likelihood of getting headaches in the first place. Go, nuts! 2. Clove oil can treat toothaches. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF VICE / Via h0mi-cide.tumblr.com A dab of clove oil on a cotton ball can provide temporary relief to aching teeth and gums due to its effectiveness as a topical analgesic. It can also give your grills a sweet sheen. 3. Playing the didgeridoo helps treat sleep apnea. Fox / Via taringa.net Studies have shown that playing the didgeridoo can help strengthen respiratory function, leading to decreased severity of sleep apnea. Thus proving, once again, that Lisa Simpson is always right. 4. Lemon balm can help treat cold sores. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures Lemon balm is a naturally powerful anti-viral. When applied to cold sores, it helps them to clear up faster than they normally would. 5. Ginger can help treat nausea and seasickness. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Ginger has been proven to reduce the tendency of vomiting and cold sweats due to nausea amongst sailors. It's also just delicious, so there's that. 6. Ginger can also reduce pain from an ear infection. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Ginger is a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory. The major downside to the ginger treatment, though, is that it takes around 20 minutes. 7. Tart cherry juice helps to ensure a deep night's sleep. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Cartoon Network / Via outhouseofpain.tumblr.com Tart cherry juice has been proven to be full of melatonin. Doctors advise that eight ounces of the drink an hour before bed helps to ensure a solid night's sleep. 8. Mint leaves can help treat acne. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MTV Mint, when crushed and applied to the affected area, can help reduce acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, you'll end up smelling really fresh. 9. Peppermint and cinnamon can increase alertness and decrease stress. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures Peppermint and cinnamon have been shown to increase energy levels for those engaging in long drives. Even the smell of the spices — or gum flavored with them — works. 10. Peppermint also treats indigestion and skin irritations. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Brothers When eaten, peppermint calms the stomach muscles allowing for easier digestion. Topically, it soothes and cools the skin. Basically, peppermint is magic. 11. Meat tenderizer helps to treat bee stings. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gifbay.com A meat tenderizer and water paste will help counteract the venom in a sting, easing pain and reducing inflammation. 12. Essential oils from aromatherapy can help promote hair growth. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tokyo MX Scottish researches have found promising evidence that essential oils from cedarwood, lavender, thyme, and rosemary may help prompt hair growth. Still no word on how vigorously it will need to be applied, though. 13. Coconut oil helps lower bad cholesterol. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF halldorae90.tumblr.com Coconut oil has been proven to reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. It also has shown signs of possibly trimming waist fat. 14. Yogurt is great at preventing dandruff. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Via animatedgiffer.tumblr.com Yogurt can do a great job moisturizing the scalp, preventing dandruff. Just, please, make sure to wash your hair after. 15. Cheese can be used to treat muscle aches. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF nyaaaahahaha.tumblr.com Although not medically proven, one Olympic skier used cheese successfully to help with muscle aches after practice runs. 16. Listerine can be used to treat toe fungus. lifehackery.com Although not medically proven, Listerine has a large number of properties that would make it an ideal treatment for toe fungus. It does have the downside of temporarily dying feet green, though. 17. Lemon juice mixed with baking soda can treat bad B.O. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pixar / Via giphy.com Lemon juice effectively kills bacteria getting rid of any odor causing agents. It can be sprayed directly onto your skin or mixed with baking soda to make a paste. Either way, you'll smell delectable. 18. Honey can be used as an antibacterial on minor cuts or burns. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Via giphy.com Honey has been used as an antibacterial since at least Roman times. Recently studies have proven that it is indeed medically effective...and delicious.