McLinky Monday at the RHOK is "What are your strange remedies." Hmmm, that made me think. One the ones listed was using earwax for healing...ick, but I know some old remedies do work. Let met think...
- The old favorite is aloe for burns. My mother used to have a huge aloe plant and when you got burned she would break off a piece and rub it on your burn. Sometimes if not all from the leaf was used she would put it in the freezer for later use. Now it is used for eye gels (Mary Kay) and will put it in the refrigerator to take the puffiness out of eyes.
- Plant dill and marigolds around your tomato plants. The tomato worms will prefer the dill for sure, I've seen it. Those tomato worms are scary dudes and will rear back like they will attack you if you try to grab them...ICK!
- When I was little and got ear infections, mainly swimmers ear, I remember either my Daddy or Uncle Wayne blowing cigarette smoke in my ears to make the pain go away. Worked!
- For upset tummies we used to be able to get straight Coke syrup from the pharmacist. I can't remember how much or how we took it but that also worked. So maybe a little just plain Coke for the tummy.
Well, I guess that is all I am able to come up with this early Monday morning. Yes, I know one of them is not a remedy but that is all I had. I'm sure my Dad would have more and for sure my Momma if she were still here. My girls will probably remind me later of some that escape me for now.