home remedies that work

By bucky Latest Reply 2011-03-04 12:15:41 -0600
Started 2009-04-14 08:47:08 -0500

1 level tsp. BAKING SODA mixed into a glass of lukewarm water, chug, burp a few times, and feel the relief. Ahhhhh! Chase with a cool glass of water if desired. Process may be repeated for severe cases. My great grandfather taught my grandma this, and she taught me. The other day I saw an episode of Food Detectives on the Food Network and they tried several known home remedies and over-the-counter remedies as well, and it so happens that BAKING SODA (an Alkaline) was shown to be the most effective. As we all learned in high school chemistry class, Acid is neutralized by Alkaline

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kdroberts 2011-03-04 12:15:41 -0600 Report

Word of warning about the baking soda in water remedy, especially for those with high blood pressure. 1 tsp of baking soda is about 1200mg of sodium which is over 50% of the recommended daily allowance in the US, 80% of the RDA if you have high blood pressure, kidney disease or diabetes. Just because it's a home or natural remedy doesn't mean it's safe for everyone.

MewElla 2011-03-04 12:02:34 -0600 Report

If you stop and think about it, most of our moms raised us with good ole home remendies…Thanks

lipsie 2009-04-14 16:33:48 -0500 Report

Hmmmm, something I WILL try next time in need, cuz believe me I have those times, and I am on meds…that help but just not totally. Thanks! Sheila

Mistyblue 2009-04-14 15:36:19 -0500 Report

Not only is baking soda good for indigestion. It can also be used for a number of other things like personal hygiene, toothpaste…

rbergman 2009-04-14 14:00:43 -0500 Report

Being Native American I have a lot of "home remedies" most work but some don't. When I have a little more time I'll post a short list, but right now we are waiting on some test results on Laura so I don't have time.

cyncyn 2009-04-14 11:04:56 -0500 Report

sometimes i think the old way, (in most instances) are better than, the modern way. i also remember things my great grandmother and grandmother have passed on over the years. and all those have always worked!! if you think about it, they didn't have all the modern things we do now. and the majority of the population, lived to a good old age.

2009-04-14 11:10:49 -0500 Report

I know what you mean. I don't know, however, if I could have ever lived thru a mustard plaster rubbed on my chest, or a clove of garlic hanging around my neck!!! LOL

cyncyn 2009-04-14 13:40:56 -0500 Report

yeh, i know what you mean! some of it is really "rank", but they seemed to work. but i'm with yuou, i don't know if i could do it. society and medical tech, has made it too easy, just pop a pill !!! lol. but again, that don't always work, so what do you do? toss a coin in the air, and wish for the best! lol

2009-04-14 14:51:28 -0500 Report

I know people who still go for the "hot toddy" for chest congestion, etc. It may work, but that isn't for me either. I don't like honey and I don't drink!!! So there that one goes as far as I'm concerned.

2009-04-14 10:19:42 -0500 Report

There is alot of good to be said for some of the old time home remedies. I remember my mother and grandmother using them or telling about them.

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