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Official Poll: What's your favorite/most useful natural remedy?

Discussion in 'Official SS Contests, Polls, Etc.' started by Support, Jun 2, 2015.

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What's your favorite/most useful natural remedy?

  1. arnica drops and spray for achy spots/bruises

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. chamomile for anxiety

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Honey, onion and garlic syrup for cough

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. Aloe Vera gel for insect bites

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. cinnamon used to gently reduce congestion and phlegm in the lungs, and dry up runny noses

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  6. Cloves to calm bloating and flatulence

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Ginger for ausea and digestive complaints

    8 vote(s)
    30.8%
  8. Others (please specify)

    14 vote(s)
    53.8%
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  1. Dec 28, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I guess my favorites that weren't already mentioned are using ammonia for mosquito bites (it works fabulously!), witchhazel for inflammation, bruises, cleaning the face...), ACV for all kinds of things (soaking pesticides off store-bought berries and veggies, burns, and in chickens/pets' water), cornstarch for heat rash and diaper rash, and the inside lining of eggshells for pulling poison out of spider bites and other inflamed sores...
     
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  2. Dec 28, 2017
    Britesea

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    never heard of the eggshell lining one... do you dry and powder it, or what?
    the outer skin of chicken gizzards (the part you peel off) is almost pure pepsin-- dry and powder it for a great stomach aid
     
  3. Dec 29, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    @Britesea,
    No, you crack an egg open (put it in a cup in fridge for later...). Then just peel the wet membrane out of the inside of the shell. Lay it wet side down over a spider bite, I put several pieces on. Cover with a light bandage if needed to hold it in place. Then I let it dry completely. As it dries, it will pull the poison out of a sore. I usually leave it at least 8 hours. Wash it off. Repeat if needed.
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2017
    Britesea

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    that's cool! I bought the Sawyer B4 Extractor Pump to deal with spider bites but it's nice to know other methods if for some reason the pump was unavailable or not working.
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    @Britesea, there's another post here somewhere talking about the egg membranes and what they can be used for. I remember someone was discussing ways to save them, and dehydrate them for further use. Maybe you can find it in the search section...
     
  6. Apr 17, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    +1 ammonia for blood sucking insect bites. It works great and dried up my chigger/turkey mites right up!!! Thanks again kiddo for the ammonia tip.
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2018
    Hope Hughes

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    We used Lavender & Tea Tree EO on bites.

    And Lavender EO works on so many the list would be WAY to long to list. After having kids we can really tell the difference in using them other then meds. We dont kikis MEDs
     

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