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    honey: if you have allerigies...get local honey...as local to your location as you can....take one tablespoon a day...it will either work or not work in about 3 days...the key is local honey...

    also you can put honey on a wound...anti bacteria

    poison ivy:

    get in a hot shower...the hot water brings out whatever it is that makes you itch...you will itch like hades for a minute or two then the itch is gone for hours...

    baking soda in a bath will help kids with chickenpoxs pour the entire box in the bath and let the kid sit in there as long as you can...helps for about 6 to 8 hours....do it before bed..and cut their nails as short as you can
     
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    I often use honey on cuts.

    It is an excellent antibiotic.

    Didn't know about the honey for allergies theory, though.

    It might work on some allergies people have to the flowering plants which the bees are making honey from.

    Beyond that? I cannot understand why that would help.
     
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    it wont work with refined honey...but raw honey has a lot of pollen...which helps..for some reason...
     
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    Homemade cough syrup.

    Chop up an onion fine. Put the chopped onion in a jar. Put sugar on top of the onion, and leave over night. In the morning, there will be a clear syrup in the bottom of the jar. Strain the syrup. It worked better than anything that was over the counter when I was a child.
     
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    Possum fat...
    Great for chest colds. Take a medium-sized young possum. Skin him and of course, remove the inner workings. Put the possum in a pot full of water on the stove. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for about 30 minutes. There will be a foamy substance that comes to the top of the boiling water. Use a wooden spoon to skim this material off of the top of the boiling water and place this stuff in a glass bowl. Let it cool and then put it in the fridge over night. In the morning it will be set just like jello does when it cools. Rub this stuff on your chest and your cold will go away in about two weeks. Works very well for everybody except the possum. Be aware though that when in a crowd people will look at you funny...
     
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    Yeah, that seems plausible.

    Introducing the pollen in very small quantities gives the body time to learn to react to the pollen without massively overreacting to it.

    I don't have allergies, so I cannot test this on myself, but if I did, I'd certainly consider trying it.
     
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    Want a home remedy for having sweaty armpits?

    Stop using underarm deodorant.

    DSeriously the shit's poison, plus it either merely masks the smell or represses sweating which comes back with a vengence after the stuff wears off.

    Seriously folks, that shit is truly bad for you.

    Like Head and shoulders really causes dandriff?

    Deodorants cause body odor.
     
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    My daughter got a small bout of poison ivy or something recently. She read that if you spray hairspray in it, it relieves the itch. She tried it and it worked.
     
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    now why would hair spray work?
     
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    I am at a loss as to why and how natural honey would do anything to relieve allergies. Unless it works as an anti-histamine.

    I wonder if, when put up to a legitimate scientific study, it would relieve the placebo effect?

    At any rate, one local remedy that folks swear by down here is to slap chewing tobacco over wasp or bee stings (dig out the stinger first). Baking soda supposidly also works.
     

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