Health tips from the '30s and '40s part 1.

January 13, 2012

I've always loved playing around with homeopathic home, garden & kitchen remedies. Only with small ailments ofcourse, as with severe ones you should always see a doctor. The human being has always tried to fight discomforts, ailments, and diseases. Thus throughout the ages; many remedies and solutions reached the modern age. Herbs often take a central role in this. Ofcourse hygiene and nutricion in achieving health are worth including. Because they formerly made good use of what nature had to offer, our grandparents facilitated their lives.

Here's a small grip of my health tips collected from the bygone era's.

  • Black pepper is a good remedie for the first upcoming signals of an ailment. A mixture of black pepper and honey works very well against a sore throat. However, you have to use freshly ground pepper, approximately one/eighth teaspoon.
  • Tea from olive leaves works really well against a high blood pressure  and lowers the sugar from the blood.
  • When you make tea from the leaves of walnut, you have a remedy for skin diseases, aswell for indigestion, diabetes, or jaundice. Externally it can be applied as follows: Make an infusion of walnut leaves in a hot tub and use it for acne, sweaty feet, thrush or rash to come.
  • Passion flower can be used by making tea of the leaves. You can use it for insomnia, nervous disorders, anxiety and high blood pressure.
  • Violets are colorful flowers to cheer a salad. They contain lots of vitamin C and A. Not only the flowers, but you can also use the leaves.
  • Dried orange peel are, just like dried lemon peel, an anti stress-/headache remedie. Just keep sniffing on the dried peels!
  • The tomato can be used as a mask for facial skin. The juice from the tomatoes, mixed with lemon juice and glycerin are a suitable beauty lotion for your hands.
  • Approximately 1500 grams of salt in a full bath stimulates the metabolism, thus also for deep organs. It also hydrates your skin, and helps reumatic patients build a higher resistance.
  • Nettle tea lends a hand to stay boss over hayfever.
  • In cases of cystitis drink tea, made from the leaves of the strawberry plant.
  • Garlic helps the memory to continue to function properly.
  • Headache after a heavy night with lots of alcohol? Next time make sure you eat an apple before going to bed.
  • Stung by a mosquito? A ointment of honey and baking soda helps prevent itching or pain.
  • Painful menstruation is caused by obstacles in the normal blood flow. A strong brewed tea of ​​chamomile with a lot of ginger, reduces the pain.
  • Suffering nightmares? Drink warm chamomile tea or a glass of cognac before going to bed.

  • A hot bath, with a cup of vinegar in it, is doing wonders for stiff muscles.
  • Rub scar tissue well with wheat germ oil.
  • If you want to stay slim, stop eating after 20.00 'o clock.
  • Drink to lose weight, every morning a glass of boiled water with lemon juice and salt. For me, this really works.
  • This works against wrinkles: wash the face and neck every evening with the broth from the needles of the silver fir.
  • Cucumber juice is, just like cold tea, a good replacement for an expensive tonic. Your face feels renewed.
  • Dark hair shines if it's rinsed with water and some vinegar. Blonde hair shines when it's rinsed with water and lemon juice.
  • Afraid to grow grey? Wash your hair with vinegar water.
  • Long hair is easier to comb after washing it when it's rinsed with vinegar water.
  • Yoghurt is a marvelous anti-tangle remedie for you hair.
  • You can prevent hair loss with strong chamomile tea, and also rub your hair twice a week with kitchensalt.

  • Who doesn't dream of pearl white teeth? Brush them twice a week with kitchen salt.
  • Pretty teeth stay intact when you avoid food with white sugar.
  • Teeth plaque dissapears when brushing with strawberry juice. Brush, leave it for a minute and then rinse it with just water.
Stay tuned for part 2!

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  1. such an interesting post!!!! Good job!
    I use some of these remedies...I love to use natural "medicine" is so much better for so many things...

  2. Thanks Peggy!
    Soon part 2 will be published!

  3. Fab post! Bookmarked for me to come back to and learn from!

  4. So interesting. I JUST bought two books this last week, one is homeopathy for infants and children, and the other is for all ages. I'm definitely into using homeopathy for illnesses/ailments that can be treated at home. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely words!!

  6. Fascinating post! I'll definitely be trying a couple of these. :-)

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