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Do home remedies really work? Are they old-wives tales that were simply passed from one generation to the next?
In the past, our ancestors used what they had on hand to fix their ailments. It is interesting to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) states that 80% of the population still use herbal medicine as their primary source of treatment. And in the early 1990’s, the British Journal of Medicine published their findings of over 100 studies of homeopathic treatment and found that a large portion (over 70%) actually worked. Some worked better than the conventional treatment.
Well, so many of us have that one sweet, elderly (wise) relative that you call on when all else fails and some illness has taken hold of you. You call on that wise soul even though there is a very high probability that they will give you…shall we say…unconventional (?) advice.
Well, my grandmother is one of those people. So, I decided to look some of her claims and the claims of other ‘wise ones’, to see if there was some evidence that the old remedies work. The list below is what I found. (Click on the links to see the resource.)
3. St. John’s Wort for depression (5)
5. Yogurt for yeast infections (8)
8. Stinging nettle for arthritis (13)
10. Aloe vera to treat cuts and burns (16)
11. Glucosamine to repair damaged cartilage (17)
Do you know of any old remedies that actually work? Share below.
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