Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.
In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.
This how to video explains how to induce a still point on yourself to alleviate the pain and pressure of a headache or migraine. Still points allow the cranio-sacral system to come to a complete stop and rest and start again. This small exercise is not intended for anyone who has a condition that causes increased pressure in the cranium. Watch to learn more about alleviating migrate pain.
This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread with clippers, and pull it gently. Tugging at the stitch will make it easer to slip the scissors or clippers underneath the knot. Clip the stitch underneath the knot. It should pull right out.
Everyone gets an upset stomach from time to time. The first line of defense in this high-tech age is still old-time remedies! Watch this video to learn how to sooth an upset stomach.
Incredibly tiny in size, splinters can be frustratingly difficult to remove from your skin. If large and not completely embedded, a splinter can usually be extracted using tweezers, tape, or glue, but if it's small and in there pretty good, you'll have to get more creative.
Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...
From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.
When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements.
I've never had a black eye, but I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple a few years ago. Believe me; it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.
We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.
We've all had it happen before. You fall asleep drooling in class, resting your head on your hands. Or you use your hand to lean on as you browse websites on the computer. Once you move out of your position, all you feel is an unsettling, nervous numbness and tingling. Rather than freak out, check out this video to learn what you can do to relieve this numbness.
In this video Debbie Witter gives tips on how to get rid of a stye. A stye is a painful little pimple on your eyelid that comes from a bacteria called staphylococcal, which is found in the nose. Children get styes often because they pick their noses and then rub their eyes. Frequent hand washing is the best way to keep from getting a stye. Other possible causes are a clogged pore or ingrown hair.
Herbicide sprayers are available commercially, but you're not going to land one without making your wallet shed a tear. If you have a large garden or orchard, though, it's very important to use an herbicide sprayer to eliminate weeds at their roots. So what's a green thumbed chap like you to do? Check out this video to learn how to make your own herbicide sprayer.
The University of Michigan teaches you how to use nasal irrigation to get rid of common nasal sinus symptoms without reaching for those over the counter medications. The best part of nasal irrigation is that it handles conditions that medication cannot - such as post nasal drip and the common "stuffy nose". This can work for most allergies, even if you are already on medication. Water used for nasal irrigation should be luke warm and should contain about a quarter teaspoon of salt into an 8 o...
Oh dang it! You got sprayed by a skunk? What will you do now? The smell won't get out of your clothes, and your skin for that matter, and you've got a hot date. This video has the answer, coca-cola. Yea you heard me, watch it and find out!
Nothing ruins a vacation faster than motion sickness. Learn prevention tips and home remedies to treat motion sickness from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon in this how-to video. Use antihistamines, an acupuncture bracelet, or ginger to treat any type of motion sickness you may encounter.
If you’re a dancer, athlete or just breaking in a new pair of shoes you know that blister can add pain and discomfort long after they’re formed. By keeping a blister sterile and away from further friction you can get your blister to heal quickly.
Warts can be embarrassing – as well as contagious. Help minimize the chance you'll spread them to other parts of your body, or other people.
When you have the hiccups, everyone has a remedy. The truth is, there are no scientifically proven cures that do the trick every time. This how to video shows the most common tricks that work for most people, most of the time.
It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.
There are a variety of ways to speed up your body’s ability to heal. Things like keeping the incision clean, resting, nutritious foods and physical therapy will get you feeling strong quickly. Avoid negativity, as it may actually slow down your recovery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow the advice on your “get well soon” card and be back to your old self in no time.
Blisters are a part of life for people with physical hobbies and professions. Many simply pop them and cover them up to treat them, but this is the wrong way to go about it. This video will teach you the proper way to treat blisters on your hands or feet.
HIV testing is now easier than ever with the HIV Home Test. Learn what you need to buy, when to take the test and all the steps you need to get you tested and ready for a healthier lifestyle. Take an HIV home test.
No matter how fresh, sharp, or clean a razor is, it can still create an itchy, inflamed trail of razor burn bumps. When razor burn appears, it's unpleasant, and can even affect your next shave.
While we've already covered several good ways to tame the itch of a mosquito bite, you're much better off preventing them from biting in the first place than dealing with the itchy aftermath.
No one likes being sick, and having a sore throat and runny nose can be some of the worst symptoms. Get yourself back on track, and healthy, with the Renegade Health Show as she details how to get rid of those pesky symptoms. Create this delicious, healing drink with hot tea, lemon, ginger, honey and a little bit of cayenne pepper (if you have some available). Those sniffles will melt away as this tasty drink soothes your body and warms your insides, making you feel much better.
The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...
There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.
As far as we know bed bugs don't carry diseases. But the thought of an insect feeding on you while you sleep is pretty disgusting. Bed bugs are a nuisance. This video gives you some ideas where they come from and how to get rid of them. Keep bed bugs from biting.
There is a fungus among us that turns are nails brittle and yellow. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat nail fungus with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. These home remedies are great alternatives to expensive prescription antifungal creams. Learn to use tea tree oil, oregano oil, Vapor Rub, Listerine and white vinegar to treat nail fungus.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly smoke a hookah and enjoy flavored tobacco. Begin by putting the tobacco into the hookah bowl. Then cover the hookah bowl with some tin foil. Put it over the bowl and press down on the edges to form a drum. Smooth the edges down. Now poke several holes on top of the tin foil with a toothpick. Now burn a piece of coal and hold it over the hookah bowl for several minutes. Smoke the hookah by inhaling the tobacco from the hose. This video will...
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
Static electrical shock your worst nightmare? The clothes you choose, shoes you wear and even the things you touch might be the encouraging this natural phenomenon. If static shock is ruining your day then take some action.
Straight from behind the locker room doors, this video presents five easy methods for reducing tightness and strain of the foot, ankle and calf muscles. This can also provide relief to the hamstring and low back muscles.
Make your eyes beautiful & flirty - Naturally! An ancient Indian beauty secret, to learn how to grow eyebrows and eyelashes thicker and longer naturally, by an Indian beauty blogger!
A hungry tick is a determined little bugger—it wants to find its way into your skin if it’s the last thing it does. Here’s how to make sure it is the last thing it does.
While more severe sunburns may require special medical attention, a minor sunburn can be remedied naturally and organically. Follow these easy steps to find out how to treat your sunburn with lemons. Treat a sunburn with lemon.
Are the hiccups killing you? Have you tried everything and still can't get rid of the dreaded hiccups? Well, here's a new method of getting rid of the hiccups and it's called the "question method". Learn how to get rid of those hiccups everytime by using this questions & answer interview that correlates with a breathing technique.