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18 Bizarrely Effective Home Remedies

Grandma was right. You can treat anything with what you have lying around the house.

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1. Almonds can help cure headaches.

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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!

3. Playing the didgeridoo helps treat sleep apnea.

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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.


9. Peppermint and cinnamon can increase alertness and decrease stress.

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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.

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When eaten, peppermint calms the stomach muscles allowing for easier digestion. Topically, it soothes and cools the skin. Basically, peppermint is magic.


12. Essential oils from aromatherapy can help promote hair growth.

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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.


16. Listerine can be used to treat toe fungus.

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.

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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.

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Honey has been used as an antibacterial since at least Roman times. Recently studies have proven that it is indeed medically effective...and delicious.