12 Weird Home Remedies That Actually Work

Not feeling well and don’t have enough time to go to the doctor or pharmacy? Or are you frustrated with the inconvenience of having bad breath or acne? Before you freak out, thinking you’re going to have to deal with your sickness all night or your everyday issue for life, take a minute to relax — you might have the remedy right in your own home.

Save your money and your trips to the doctor for another day because the answer to your problem might just be in the room you’re sitting in. Check out these 12 bizarre home remedies that actually work!

1. Salt for sore throats

Sore throats can sneak up on us so quickly! Mix warm water with salt and gargle the mixture. Doing this soothes your throat and kills bacteria.

2. Olive oil for eczema

Olive oil is an amazing moisturizer because of how rich it is in vitamin E. Olive oil seals in moisture and helps relieve the pain of eczema. When purchasing olive oil, look for extra virgin.
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3. Olives for motion sickness

Next time you hit the water for a ride, don’t forget to bring olives! Motion sickness is accompanied by increased salivation. Olives contain tannins, which dry the mouth out. Eating a few can get rid of the excess saliva and treat the nausea. If you want to be cured by eating, check out # 10.

4. Baking soda

Feeling the burning sensation of heartburn? Treat that pain with baking soda. Baking soda can help neutralize stomach acid. To relieve the pain, mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it. 
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