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    -ACNE-
    BASIL: For acne that hasn't seemed to respond to anything:
    Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 mins.
    Cool, and apply with cotton ball.


    -DRY SKIN-
    OATMEAL, VANILLA EXTRACT & BAKING SODA: Combine 1 c. oatmeal,
    1 c. warm water, 1 Tb. vanilla extract, and 1/2 c. baking soda in a blender
    or food processor until you have a smooth paste. Pour this paste under the
    running water while drawing the bath. Very soothing to dry, itchy skin.


    -DANDRUFF-
    APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: The vinegar is poured into the hair, massaged into
    the scalp, and left to dry for a few minutes. Then the hair is washed.
    The process is repeated daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a
    few days.


    -DAMAGED, DRY HAIR-
    EGG: A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged hair which can be used
    for all hair types: Separate the white of an egg from the yolk, whip it
    to a peak. Add 1 Tb. of water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is
    creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your hair with warm
    water, remove the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to your scalp
    with your fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into your
    scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water. Keep applying the mixture until
    it is used up and then rinsed until all of the egg is washed away.


    -HAIR LIGHTENER-
    RHUBARB: To lighten hair, use 1/4 c. chopped fresh rhubarb to 2 cups
    boiling water. Cool; strain; apply as a rinse.


    -OILY SKIN-
    OATMEAL, EGG, LEMON, & APPLE: For oily skin, mix 1/2 c. cooked
    oatmeal, 1 egg white, 1 Tb. lemon juice, and 1/2 c. mashed apple into a
    smooth paste. Apply to face and leave on 15 mins. Rinse.


    -WEAK NAILS-
    SALT, CASTOR OIL, & WHEAT GERM OIL: To strengthen and shine nails,
    combine 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. castor oil, and 1 tsp. wheat germ oil and mix
    thoroughly. Pour into bottle. Shake before using. To use, rub a small
    amount into your nails. Leave on 3-5 mins. and tissue off. Follow up with
    more plain castor oil, if desired.


    -OVERWEIGHT-
    CHINESE GREEN TEA: Effective at getting rid of fat, drink up to
    3 cups of green tea daily. Regular tea can also be used with a lesser
    effect.


    -FACIAL CLEANSER-
    CORNSTARCH & GLYCERIN: Mix 2 Tb. cornstarch, 2 Tb. glycerin, and
    1/2 c. water until smooth. Heat in a small pan placed in a water bath
    inside another pan. Heat until thick and clear; it will have the consistency
    of pudding. Do not boil. Cool completely, Use in place of soap to cleanse
    your skin. (If jelly is too thick, you may thin it by adding a little water,
    one Tb. at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.)


    -WRINKLES & SKIN FRESHENER-
    VODKA, FENNEL, & HONEY: Combine 2 Tb. vodka, 1 Tb. fennel seeds,
    and 1 1/2 tsp. honey. Stir well and allow to sit for 3 days.
    Strain mixture. Use full strength or add 2 Tb. water to dilute. Use a
    cotton ball to apply to face as a toner. This was also a tried and true
    recipe for wrinkles.


    -ARTHRITIS-
    FISH: A daily serving of fresh fish or fish oil capsules helps to give relief
    of arthritis and other aches and pains.


    -HAY FEVER-
    FENUGREEK SEED: Steep 1 tsp. steep in 1 c. water, covered,
    for 10 mins. Drink 1 c. a day to help hay fever symptoms.


    -COLD & FLU-
    GARLIC SOUP: GARLIC, CHICKEN SOUP OR BOUILLON, & EGGS:
    A delicious recipe for a cold or flu!: Cut up half-a-dozen cloves of garlic
    and saute' in oil, being careful not to let them burn. Add a quart of
    stock (such as beef), and let it come to a boil for just a few moments.
    Then lower the heat. Separate two eggs and add the whites to the hot
    liquid, stirring rapidly. Mix the yolks with two Tbs. of vinegar and then
    pour them in. Add salt and pepper if you want and some croutons, if handy.


    -COUGHS & ASTHMA-
    GARLIC & BRANDY: Make a garlic tincture by placing three to four
    peeled buds in brandy. Steep this in a dark closet for 14 days. Use
    several drops at a time, several times a day for coughs or asthma.
    Garlic is an exceptional cleanser for the body and has antimicrobial
    action similar to other antibiotics.


    -DIARRHEA-
    SWEET POTATOES: Eat boiled sweet potatoes seasoned with salt and
    pepper before bedtime to cure chronic diarrhea.


    -EARACHE-
    CHAMOMILE: Steep 1-2 tsp. flowers in boiling water for 10-15 mins.
    Strain out the water, and apply the hot flowers in a cloth for alleviation
    of the earache.


    -EYE PROBLEMS-
    HYDROMEL: HONEY & WATER: For Hydromel, an eye lotion, simmer a
    cup of water and a tsp. of honey for 5 mins. Dip a cloth in the liquid
    and apply to the closed eye.


    -HEADACHE-
    ALMONDS: Eat 10-12 almonds, the equivalent of two aspirins, for a
    migraine headache. Almonds are far less likely to upset the stomach


    -PAIN RELIEVER-
    HONEY: Mix 3 large spoonfuls of honey in boiled water and drink.
    Honey has natural pain-relieving powers.


    -INSECT BITES-
    CORNSTARCH: Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply.
    This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites...and
    is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.


    -VARICOSE VEINS-
    BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES: For varicose veins, take 2-3 tsp. of
    blackstrap molasses daily. This also treats all kinds of circulatory ailments.


    -SMOKING HABIT-
    SALT: Lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue whenever you feel the
    urge to smoke. This is said to break the habit within one month.


    -STOMACHACHE-
    CINNAMON: A simple cure for a stomachache is to dissolve 4g of ground
    cinnamon in 1 c. of warm water, cover it for 15 mins., and drink it like tea.
    This remedy can also ease diarrhea and flatulence.


    -DEPRESSION-
    SPINACH: 3/4 c. of cooked spinach a day is enough to give dramatic relief
    from depression if you are deficient in B vitamins.


    -ENERGIZER-
    HONEY & WATER Energizing Mead recipe: Simmer 1 c. honey and
    3 c. water together slowly. Allow one c. of the water to evaporate.
    Strain off the top surface, and put the remaining liquid into a stoneware
    crock or dark bottle. Put a towel over it so it can breathe, yet be free
    of dirt. Place in a cool place. You can add cinnamon, clove, or the juice of
    2 lemons, if you like.


    -TOOTHACHE & MOUTH PAIN-
    PEPPERMINT & SALT: To ease toothache or other mouth pain, make a
    tea by boiling 5g of fresh peppermint in 1 C. water and adding a little salt.
    Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains menthol, which relieves pain when
    applied to skin surfaces.


    -WARTS-
    GARLIC: Try taping a slice of garlic to the wart. Be sure to first protect
    the surrounding skin with petroleum jelly.
    22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

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    Re: Home Remedies

    ...I found some more:

    ACNE, BLACKHEADS, AND PIMPLES:

    Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.
    Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water, apply to face with a cotton ball, and allow to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. 15-20 days of this application helps cure pimples and also helps to remove blemishes and scars.
    Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.
    For acne that hasn't seemed to respond to anything, steep 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves in 1 cup boiling water for 10-20 minutes, cool, and apply to affected area with a cotton ball.


    BLADDER INFECTION: Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool and drink. Don't add sugar! This remedy is also useful for people with kidney problems.

    BLADDER STONES: Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily for a month

    CONSTIPATION (IN ADULTS):

    Eat a few black licorice sticks.
    Take apple pectin.
    Make sure you're getting enough Folic Acid in your diet.
    Drinking ginger tea will help start a bowel movement.

    CONSTIPATION (IN SMALL CHILDREN): Soak 6-8 raisins in hot water. When cool, crush well and strain. When given routinely even to little infants, it helps to regulate bowel movement.

    DARK CIRCLES AROUND EYES: Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder, and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.

    MORNING SICKNESS: Mix 1 tsp. each fresh juice of mint and lime, and 1 Tbls. honey. Take 3 times a day.

    SPLINTERS:
    -Lay scotch tape over the splinter and pull off.
    -Soak the area in vegetable oil for a few minutes before removing with tweezers.

    Anti-Aging Face Mask

    # Of Applications: 1
    Prep. Time: 0:20

    1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 med. banana - peeled
    1 vitamin E capsule

    -Mash together cream and banana.
    -Stir in contents of capsule.
    -Smooth onto face and neck.
    -Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
    -Wipe off with damp cloth.
    22.1 . O mankind! Fear your Lord . Lo! the earthquake of the Hour ( of Doom ) is a tremendous thing .

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