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For Aches, Pains and Teething
Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H
Nowadays, trips to the
doctor and pediatrician are common for every little complaint. That was
not the way our grandmothers conducted themselves. They may have had no
medical degree but life rendered them doctors and nurses. Here is what
they did when help was needed with:
Tooth Pain and Teething
Cooking Foil - Bubbe had some real unique treatment modes for
headaches. One of them was really odd but it sure worked wonders. Bubbe
would freeze a piece of cooking foil and then place it on our foreheads.
Onions - Another one would be putting an onion on your temples.
Lemon Juice and Hot Coffee - Of course there had to be one that
required you to put something in your mouth. Bubbe would squeeze a few
drops of fresh lemon juice into a cup of black coffee and make us drink
it in small sips. Those of us with a sensitive stomach could not use
For earaches I dont recall which remedy worked better. Try these the
next time you get an earache and you will feel the difference.
Olive Oil - Soak a cotton pad in olive oil. Place loosely in
outer ear until pain abates.
Grilled Onion - Grill onion, add bitter almond oil, and place in
Fish Bile - Place some fish bile in the ear.
TEETHING OF TOOTH PAIN
Those aching mouths that ruin our days and disturb our sleep what to
do? Bubbe has the answer and its easy to follow. And best of all, a
trip to the pharmacy is not necessary.
Chicken Fat for Adults - Apply butter or chicken fat on the gums
Chicken Fat for Babies - chicken fat all around babys neck
Dog Tooth - Hang a tooth of a dog or horse around the babys neck
Garlic - Grind up about 100 cloves of garlic and then cook them
in just a tiny bit of water (less than Ό cup) until they made a nice
syrup... soak a cloth and put it in the mouth and believe it or not, the
pain is lessened greatly!!!!
Bubbes Tea - Make a tea by boiling 5g of fresh peppermint in 1
cup water and adding a little salt.
Onion - For an abscessed tooth, apply a piece of onion to that
area to draw out infection and encourage circulation for faster healing.
If your grandmother, aunt, or neighbor revealed an old-fashioned remedy
to you, and you would like to share it with us all, please send it to
More of Bubbe's Remedies and Health Tips
Aches, Pains, and Teething
Bloating, Constipation, and Diarrhea
Colds, Flu, and Sore Throats
Hair Care: Dandruff, Dry and Damaged Hair
Infected and Irritated Eyes
Insomnia and Sleepless Nights
Nausea and Vomiting
Skin Conditions: Canker Sores, Shingles, and
Urinary Tract Infection
Whooping Coughs and Hiccups
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