Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Thirteen #340

Here are some folk remedies. These all come from Folk Medicine: A New England almanac of natural health care from a noted Vermont country doctor, by D. C. Jarvis, M.D., copyright 1958. These are listed for entertainment purposes only; I have no idea if any of them work.

1. To lose weight, sip two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water AT EACH MEAL.

2. For chronic fatigue, add three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of honey. Place the mixture in a wide-mouthed jar. Take two teaspoons just prior to going to bed.

3. Two teaspoons of honey taken at each meal will prevent headaches. If a headache occurs, take a tablespoon of honey immediately.

4. For high blood pressure, increase your consumption of apples, grapes, cranberries, or their juices.

5. For dizziness, take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in water every day.

6. Gargle with a mixture of one teaspoon of vinegar to a cup of water for a sore throat every hour. Swallow the mixture after gargling.

7. Honey is an efficient way to end bed-wetting.

8. For a cough, boil one lemon slowly for 10 minutes. Cut the lemon in two and extract the juice. Add two tablespoons of glycerin. Add honey until you have filled the drinking glass. Take one teaspoon at a time. Stir before taking.

9. Chewing honeycomb helps with breathing disturbances.

10. Chew honeycomb once a day for a month before hay-fever season; your symptoms will either not appear or be mild.

11. Kelp helps with heart pain. (If you are having chest pains, please see your doctor right away.)

12. Foods such as radishes, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb, potatoes, peas, strawberries, mushrooms, lettuce, bananas, cabbage, egg yolk, and onions can help add iodine to your diet. Cod liver oil is also rich in iodine.

13. When you are expecting an active day, omit wheat foods, wheat cereals, white sugar, and citrus fruit and fruit juices from your morning meal. Instead eat rye or corn foods and cereals. Use honey for sweetener. Eat an apple, grapes, or cranberries.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 340th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. 


  1. I'm trying some of these as I believe wholeheartedly in them

  2. These measures are quite interesting and attractive that we can apply and benefit themselves as well as for those around you when you need to, thanks for sharing. friv 4

  3. It's interesting how many of these folk remedies involve apple cider vinegar and/or honey. Thanks for stopping by my post!

  4. Here's hoping I never have to put number 7's advice into practice!

  5. I've never had much like with the apple cider vinegar treatments but a pinch of baking soda in water has been good for reflux and other ailments. I think honey is wonderful and the fact that it never goes bad (they found still good honey in ancient Egyptian tombs) is amazing.


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