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Natural Remedies That Worked for Me

Updated on October 22, 2012

Natural Remedies Can Really Help

Naturally, when we find something that's helped us, we want to tell the world. So that's why I'm writing this. Maybe it can help someone or at least perk some interest into researching these remedies for yourself.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: First of all, I'm not a professional with natural remedies. I'm only telling of my experiences and not saying these remedies will work for you. What works for one and is safe for one may not be for another. It's always best to consult your doctor first before taking any natural remedies. Also, I refer to WebMD and other websites for side effects, precautions and interactions. If you might have an allergy or may be taking medications or other natural remedies that may interact, then what worked for me won't work for you. Although most natural remedies are safe, it's still best to always to research first.


Vicks Vaporub

One time I had a cold and nagging cough that would not stop. All night I coughed into the wee hours of the morning and even my trusty Halls cough drops had no effect. I was desperate for sleep so I got up and searched the internet looking for relief. I must have done 25 searches before finding a little comment someone posted, sort of an aside remark, about trying Vicks on the bottom of the feet to stop a cough. Well, lo and behold, I tried it and it worked. The cough stopped and I was alsleep in minutes, maybe even seconds. Since then, I have recommended this to friends and relatives and it worked for them too! I called Vicks and told them how well it worked and wondered why they didn't mention it on the jar. The person who answered seemed uninterested and just said they didn't know anything about that.


Oil of Oregano

I did a very stupid thing one day when I was watching TV pretty much on the edge of my seat. It was a few years ago when an attempt was being made to rescue a U.S. cargo ship captain from Somali pirates. I was very tense and at times like that some people bite their nails or twirl their hair or whatever....well, my tweezers were nearby and my legs were needing a shave...little stubs were beginning to show. I grabbed those tweezers and to calm my nerves, decided to pluck some hairs out as I waited and watched hopefully for the rescue to be a success. It's something I'd never done before and you better believe I will never do again.

I learned a lesson I'll never forget. The next day I woke up to hot and inflamed legs....mostly on my right leg as I had only done a few on the left. My shins were beginning to look very pink. I don't know what happened under that skin but apparently something rebelled against the hair plucking. I have since found out in my research when looking for help with my condition that hair plucking is an addiction for some...a psychological condition.

My little one-time pastime of hairplucking severely altered my life for the next month. After researching desperately on the computer for help, I determined that I had developed a very bad case of cellulitis, a very serious and painful skin infection that can spread to the blood and lymph system and can even lead to death. At first I thought I could treat it myself and bought some apple cider vinegar from the health food store. It was mentioned in a post as something that could help. It eased the itching and burning some but not enough to halt the raging infection that soon had my leg bright red, swollen and peeling. Off I went to emergency. My leg grew worse, now even oozing. After 14 hours in the waiting room, worried now that I would die, I was called and put on an IV for an hour and released after that with a prescription for antibiotics.

Long story short...finished a bottle and still not cured....back to emergency for another prescription...still not cured. Having had Hepatitis-C unknowingly in the past and recently going through the treatment, I was worried about further damage to my liver from the antibiotics so was leary about taking more. By then nearly a month had passed. All this time, my legs itched terribly and there was a nasty kind of aching pain inside me. It felt like my veins had poison running through them. I lost hope in the antibiotics and began searching again on the internet. And that's when I discovered oil of oregano. I didn't get a refill of antibiotics but instead bought a little bottle of oil of oregano. I'm not saying anyone should do the same but am just telling the way I went because I wasn't seeing improvement and I was worried about antibiotics damaging my liver. I took a couple of drops 3 times a day and also applied it, mixed in with some olive oil, to my legs. Finally, in just a few hours, I began to see healing begin. I was ecstatic! Healing had come through this oil that to me was like pure gold. In a few days the redness was all gone. My legs are back to normal...no scars. I keep oil of oregano in my cupboard all the time now and have used it for other maladies....it's great for colds, laryngitis, scratches, insect bites, warts, toothache and more. Read up on it. You'll be amazed.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Besides using Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) from the health food store, to help provide some relief from the cellulitis I mentioned above, I have continued to use this along with Cranberry Juice or Cran-Grape Juice and water to keep my kidneys working great. Whenever I feel a little sluggish in that area, I just drink a few extra drinks. About 14 ounces of water, 1 ounce of Cran-Grape and a couple teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar makes a very delicious drink, if you like something a little tart. And I keep pure Cranberry Juice on hand too to drink undiluted every few days.

When I used Apple Cider Vinegar on the cellulitis, I spread it on my legs and wrapped them in clean towels for awhile and it provided some relief from the burning and itching.


Foot Pads for Detox and More

I think foot pads have gotten a bad wrap. Most of the people I see posting negative reviews of them admit they've never used them! My experience with them was several years ago when I was desperate to get some swelling out of my feet. I don't know what happened or if this had anything to do with it but I had a computer desk in the kitchen over top of a heating vent and I used to like to sit with my feet right over that vent. My feet started to swell and even though I stopped putting my feet there, the swelling remained....for weeks.

In my search online for something to help, I came across foot pads. I was amazed that overnight the swelling I had had for weeks had nearly disappeared and after a couple more days it was gone and never came back. I used the rest of the 10 pads I'd ordered and felt really energetic and even slept well. I ordered some again in a few months just to detox because I believed in them and still do to this day, but couldn't really afford to keep getting them.

Recently, I was reading about old fillings being toxic, so once again, I'm detoxing. I haven't had lab tests done. Some suggest it's a placebo affect when people feel better....perhaps so...but when my swelling went down, I was very excited...so much so that I called the local health food stores in my city raving about my miracle and how they should check into foot pads so more people could be helped. For what it's worth, this is my review. They worked for me!

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    • BuffyGirl profile imageAUTHOR

      BuffyGirl 

      6 years ago

      You're welcome Kosmo. I added another one and still have a couple more to add. Thanks for visiting my hub. :)

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      Kelley Marks 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks for the tips, Buffy Girl. These kinds of articles are valuable. Hey, I want no part of cellulitis. Later!

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