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...
Heartburn can keep you up at night. Learn prevention tips and treatments for heartburn from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Watch and see how stimulating saliva production with hard candy or gum can help the acid go back down into your stomach. You can also use yellow mustard or even chamomile to ease heartburn pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A below elbow arm amputee shows how to open bottles one handed, without a prosthetic device. This technique is also great for people with arthritis pain, cerebral palsy, weak joints, stroke, and people who want to be ready for the worst-case-scenario that they suddenly have only one free hand and have to dismantle a bomb that is hidden inside a bottle! This is a great tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost a limb to amputation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Superglue isn't supposed to stick to some things - like your hand. You can use a dab of acetone-based nail polish remover on a cotton ball to dissolve the super glue, and then rinse the residue off with soap and warm water.
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.
Aching tooth got you down? Luckily there is a simple home-remedy to relieve the pain and let you get back to your day. Just a drop of clove oil should help get you smiling again.
While there are countless ways to welcome in the new year, many of them involve imbibing copious amounts of delightfully spirited libations. If you're anything like me, I know you're fearing the monster hangover on New Year's Day.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to treat a sore throat naturally. To do this, you will need: lemons, honey and water. First, cut your lemons in half then squeeze it into a coffee cup. Now, add a spoonful of honey to the cup followed by a glass of warm water. Mix this together until everything is well incorporated. Sip on this mixture until the entire thing is gone. These natural ingredients will help your throat feel better and help speed up the recovery process for your illness. Make sure to ...
Having smelly shoes is an embarrassing situation to find yourself in. Make sure even your favorite, most worn in, pair of shoes doesn’t ruin your next get-together with shoe odor. Keep your shoes smelling fresh, or at least not stinky, by putting dyer sheets in them every night.
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.
Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to take a child's measurements. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to measure the head, chest, abdomen and length in cm. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
We have all woken up in the middle of the night with leg cramps, but what can you do to prevent them? In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon show you home remedies for nighttime leg cramps. Use tonic water, a bar of soap, baking soda, Pedialyte, pickle juice, or yellow mustard to help ease nasty leg cramps.
Watch this how to video and learn how to treat minor cuts and nosebleeds with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He will show you how black pepper, cayenne powder and thyme stop a cut from bleeding. Keep watching and learn about stopping nose bleeds with cold keys.
Robert Kowalski recommends taking grape seed extract to lower blood pressure because it works the same as prescription drugs, without the side effects.
So you're out for a swim when suddenly you become tangled in a mess of tentacles stinging you all over. How to deal with such a debacle, if you don't have vinegar in your swimsuit you'll have to resort to the tried and true medicinal uses of urine. The more pee the better if you ask these guys. Using a cup is not required.
Ever had a bloody nose that would not stop? Ever been in a situation where you did not have any tissue? Here is a quick way to stop a nose bleed with a match book. It is a simple fix to a pesky problem. Stop a bloody nose with a match book.
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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.
This is the ultimate how-to cure a hangover video ever! Top New York City Chefs weigh in on their miracle cures for hangovers. You want to know how to cure a hangover? Try ramen, Alka-Seltzer, sleep, and all these other crazy suggestions.
Headaches. We all get them. It's one of the most common medical complaints out there, with about one in six Americans suffering from chronic head pain.
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.
For most Americans, the bane of the hangover is typically remedied by lots of water, painkillers, greasy food, and a day wasted on the couch. But if you're tired of potato chips and fried eggs, perhaps it's time you enter unfamiliar territory. Below, a combination of unorthodox methods for taming the beast, derived from science, sparkly Whole Foods new ageism, and the far East.
A perfect Bloody Mary on a Sunday morning could be the best thing that ever happened to the human race. It's tangy, it's sweet, it's spicy...and there's alcohol. Need I say more? Flavor chemist Neil C. Da Costa's latest project is to investigate the taste sensations created by Bloody Mary ingredients and create tips for making the best Bloody Mary humanly possible.