It turns out that Mom was right-9 folk remedies that really help
Yes, chicken soup really helps with colds. And this is not the only effective means of old, scientists have recently discovered.
So, 9 home remedies that are not old wives' tale, but the truth to help ease the pain, the common cold, to get rid of a headache and make your smile brighter.
Rinse water at a upper respiratory tract infections
You feel cold? Try starting gargle with plain water. Study 400 healthy volunteers showed that those who gargle with plain water during the study period, much less ill upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) - This type of infection is often associated with colds and flu. The researchers concluded that rinsing with plain water to be effective for prevention of URTI among healthy people.
Ginger for nausea
If you have difficulty with boat trips, try a couple of ginger candy. Comparing people taking placebo, those who took the ginger, the researchers found that just one gram of the root eases the symptoms of motion sickness, morning sickness and nausea during chemotherapy. In general, ginger may also be useful to reduce gassing and indigestion.
Chicken soup for colds
Mom was right. Still do not know exactly why chicken soup makes us feel better when sick, but researchers are almost certain in its effectiveness. In one experiment, the scientists trying to determine the effect that had on the stock inflammation (common colds component) found slowing the movement of neutrophils - white blood cells that are the hallmark of acute infection. In other words, the stock seems to help reduce the inflammation that causes many symptoms of colds.
Vinegar and alcohol to prevent disease ears swimmers
As long as you have a whole eardrum, you can use this easy recipe from the Mayo Clinic to prevent ear infections. Just mix one part white vinegar with one part alcohol, pour a teaspoon of the mixture into each ear and pour it back. The mixture is designed to stop the growth of bacteria and fungi that develop in the ears of swimmers.
Apples and carrots for white teeth
They are not only good for the body - fresh crunchy fruits and vegetables also help keep your teeth pearly white. During chewing apples and carrots their fines clean the surface of the teeth, helping to remove stains. Apples and strawberries contains malic acid, which helps whiten enamel.
Honey for coughs
Hate the taste of cough syrup? The World Health Organization recommends honey as a cough medicine for children. Studies conducted in 2012 among 300 children who had been sick for a week or less, found that those who before bedtime gave 10 g of honey, there were fewer symptoms of cough (compared with those who received placebo) and they oddly enough, slept more robust and restful sleep.
Applying ice to the head or back of the neck helps to cope with the pain of migraine. This cold feeling can also help get rid of the pulsation in the temples. During research conducted in 2013 among 50 people with migraine, people who have used the ice to wrap the neck at the beginning of a migraine for 30 minutes, as a rule, said that their pain decreased significantly.
Vodka with unpleasant foot odor
Soak a towel in vodka and have a good wipe the feet. Alcohol contained in the vodka, is an antiseptic that kills odor-causing bacteria and fungi.
with warts Scotch
Warts are harmless growths on the skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Since this is a contagious disease, they can be transmitted from person to person through physical contact. But there is good news! A study conducted in 2002 showed that the gluing tape warts removes them better than freezing.
However, the final verdict of the scientists on this is not yet available, because follow-up studies the application of adhesive tape were not as convincing. Still want to try? Clean the affected area, cut out a piece of Scotch tape a little more warts from which you want to get rid of, and stick it in the right place. Change the tape every few days until the wart disappears.