I have a confession to make. Those who know me will not be surprised. I am a strong Dr. Google follower. It is true. I consult Dr. Google with all sorts of ailments, mostly in search for cures that are cheap, holistic, natural, or do not involve my having to head to the doctor.
There are a few remedies I have had a lot of fun with – fun finding out that they REALLY do work! My favorite was the banana skin removal of warts. Did you know you can remove a wart from your hand with banana skin? I was not a believer – but I tried it and it worked! You need to cut a piece of banana peel (preferably fresh, thick, even a tad green) slightly larger than the wart and place it slimy side down on your finger. Attach with tape, a band-aid, etc. The wart drains the liquid from the peel over time (ie: during the night or day) and the peel eventually lies flat against your wart and is thin. Change it every time it gets flat. Soon you will see the wart start to peel away – and the layers come off and you can see the stringy inside… and finally the last bit of the end/ root pops out. The process can take over a week, but it is amazing how well it works!
Another remedy I have tried is one for toenail fungus… the kind that makes your nail go thicker and yellow (yes, I know, totally gross). I read that you can spread Vics Vaporub on the nail (very liberally from top to bottom) and the fungus will be cured… this is a very slow process, as nails grow slowly. I started the Vics routine about 6 weeks ago and I now have 1mm of new nail growth that is no longer thick, but thin and healthy…… with a clear line between the fungal nail and the healthy nail – so cool!
Today, 182 days ’til 40, I am thankful for home remedies for ailments – they save money, tend to be healthier for you, and are fun to test!