Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Home Remedies: What do you do in your country?

Many people dislike running to the doctor for medicine to cure common ailments or sicknesses, and thus, they rely on traditional home remedies to help them feel better. For example, for a common cold I had one time, someone mixed up some lemon, garlic, and honey in boiling water, and I drank in to help relieve congestion. Fortunately, it seemed to work. So, are they home remedies specific to your family, country, and culture? Write about any home remedies to the following problems (or any other you can think of):

  • back pain,
  • bad breath
  • colds
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • insect bites
  • insomnia (sleeping problem)
  • nosebleeds
  • sore feet
  • sunburn
  • stuffy nose

37 comments:

Ivan said...

Hi, I'm from Russia. In the case of cold we usually use preserves (raspberry, strowberry, garden strawberry or honey) with hot tea, especially in the evening, before you go to sleep.
In the case of diarrhea theres is one special remedy - vodka with salt. It's power weapon, but it helps. If you don't like such radical method then strong black tea is more preferable. But you must drink it on an empty stomach.

gina said...

In my country when someone have fever the people usually to put a handkerchief wet in the head.

Gina Parales

Anonymous said...

Good Morning.
I am from Ecuador, in my country the medical care is personalize,in comparison whith others countries the attention is a lot of technology. In Ecuador The best attention is the private attention, the patient must to pay much money for a good attention and go at doctor's office or hospital without to consider the levels of attention.
I think that to be missing more education in health at the population.
Thanks for you time
see you¡

Sherry said...

Hi, I am Sherry, Fome China. We have many Chinede traditional medical methods to cure the common case. For example:if you were bitten by insects, first,you can put some saliva to the palce bitten , or some salt water or a special chinese perfume,etc. it might be under-control soon.
If you feel back pain, you can lay dwon on face towards the bed,then ask somebody to massage your back lightly , Attention: before massage, some oil or special massage cream are needed to put on your back, in case the skin of your back is hurted .

Bruno said...

I guess I'm one of these people who dislike going to the doctor's. I'd rather take some home medicine instead.
When I'm hoarse, for instance, I boil some water with lemon and salt and then let it get warm. When it's warm enough, I gargle it a few times. Well, it really helps.

Elise said...

Hi, I am from korea. When someone has a bee sting, Old people usually suggest applying some soy pastes on the swell. And some people also insist that a bit of minced garlic is better.

ESL Teacher said...

I met a student from Poland that insisted I shorten the length of a nasty cold and build my immune system by eating garlic toast with parsley. (I think the parsley is thrown in there to help counter the bad breath from the garlic)

Yo said...

In Korea, men of old times used to soybean after people get stung by a bee.
I don't know it is effective.
Another example, after people catch a cold.
People drink a small-cup of soju(Korea traditional distilled liquor) and eat a spoon of red pepper, before sleep.
This is also folk remedies.

Anonymous said...

I am from Guatemala. In case of a cold, we usually drink cold water with Alka-Seltzer.

Adan

Pedro said...

My name is peter
Hi, I'm from Cuba, in my country they used some herbs that they prepared with boiling water. It's good for your runny nose and stomach.

Ana Lilia said...

Ana Lilia said...

In case of cold I prepare an eucalyptus hot tea with honey and lemon.

German said...

Hello I'm from Colombia and it you can find many home remedies, if you have the flu, your mom give you sweet water with lemon, it's effective, if you have sleep troubles, your grandmother give you milk with suggar, if you have cough your aunt give you honey with lemon and if you have fever, your godmother put in your armpits lemon sliced

German said...

Ah and if you have stomachache, you can drink cinnamon water or celery water

lina said...

in my country Colombia in case of flu the people drink sweet water with lemon after go to sleep.

Anonymous said...

Hi...
In my country, when we are sick, the nature medicines and vitamins are very popular, for example, we drink differents fluids and honey with lemon.

Anonymous said...

Hi,i am Linda from Taiwan.
This topic recalls me that my mom how to care me by herself when i catch a cold.
In the case of cold,mon alwasy cooking ginger soup with sugar or potatoo.
In the case of diaherra we alwayse drink salt water or suda water with salt.Because we think it can help balance electronic in the body.

isabel said...

Hi, I'm Isabel and I'm from Colombia.
In my country we often use hot honey with eucalyptus to deal with dry cough.

Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Ana and I´m from Spain. A home remedy for sore throat is a glass of water with a spoonful of honey and a trickle of lemon. You must drink it three times a day. And you will feel better.I hope that you like it.

Ann, Russia said...

Hi, I'm from Russia. When someone have fever the people usually to put a wet cloth or towel in the head and rub vodka in your back.

sungmook said...

Hi, I'm from Korea. My country has very good medical centers. It is very good facility and very cheap. If I got a cold, go to nearly hopspital and give a prescription and go to the pharmacy. It is a very simple steps.

Anonymous said...

I'm from korea.In the case of cold, in our families, there are honey and saseme oil. The point is that you should mix them and drink it in the morning before breakfast.
It is specific effective when you have a cough.

Anonymous said...

Hi Im Maria Im fron mexico in my family we often use hot water with honey and lemon for a dry cough

Anonymous said...

you can use diced garlic in cup of boiling water and drink it in morning.( its the best thing foe cough)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
for stuffy nose I usually mix salt with warm water and I put some drops in my nouse,that make feel better

Anonymous said...

Hi, I´m from Brazil. Here specific in Minas Gerais, when someone have flu usually is prepared a drink with lemon,water and sugar. All the things mixed and warm.

See you.

Lyudmila said...

Hi ! I am from Ukraine.If you suffering of high temperature,good idea is to rub in your body mixture of water,vinegar and vodka.Temperature will fall down quickly.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I'm Almas from Indonesia.
Whenever I get nosebleed, my mom always give me such a leaf called "daun sirih".
It is quite effective to stop nosebleed.

Mfnooda said...

Hi..

In my country if the person has an insomnia they do for him ALhejama ( get the bad blood out from the body)

Sore Throat Cure said...

A mix of a tablespoon of brown sugar and two tablespoons of white sugar can be an effective way to treat acne as well. Simply wet the mixture a bit before applying it to your skin. It can be sticky and uncomfortable, but all that’s worth it in the end.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm from Mexico, when someone has diarrhea, drink guava juice or eat prickly pear. If you have bad breath, eat mint leaves, if you have sore feet, place your feet in a tub of hot water and there is nothing better than a massage.

Anonymous said...

We are students in Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East, we drink jasmine tea for our sore throats. When someone has a fever, they put a handkerchief on his forehead. Also, dates (Arabian fruit from palm trees) are very good for everything. We even put vicks on our chest when we have a cold. If you want something for everything, just eat murrah, which is "magical" and heals everything.

Anonymous said...

hello everybody...
Im from Mexico, here healthcare is very simple, you dont have money, you get sick you die...
its that simple
so home remedies are very traditional here, they save many lifes in most cases...

CathyKaye said...

Thanks, Randall! I like your video and your advice on treating a cold. I have heard that eating fresh raw garlic is an excellent way to improve our health. I have tried it several times when I felt I was about to get a cold. After eating several cloves of fresh raw garlic, I felt much better. I peeled and crush three or four cloves of garlic, mixed them with olive oil, and put them on bread. It was delicious, and it also made the cold go away. (I brushed my teeth after eating the raw garlic so that it did not make my friends and family go away, too.) ;) :)

Anonymous said...

We are Saudi university students. For a sore throat, cough, or fever, we recommend first mixing lemon and honey in hot water. After that, you can drink chicken soup for fevers. Second, you have to drink orange juice. After that, you must stay home and stay in bed--you shouldn't drink cold water. When you have a fever, you should put ice and water and put it on your head with a cloth. You should go to the doctor if these remedies don't work. Try kapsah--it's not a remedy but it's delicious. Regards, Saudi students

Aprajita Guha said...

Hi I am from India..In the case of cold and cough we usually use herbal tea,mustard oil massage,milk with turmeric powder..In case of stomach pain there is one special remedy soda or lime water..for insect bit put some turmeric powder and rub it well..if you have pain any part of your body just luk warm the mustard oil and rub it in the effect area you will feel better with in the time..

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