Thankful for Home Remedies

You know the old saying, “The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be”, well this past week Grammie (me) sure fit into that category much to my chagrin. In my mind I still have the vitality of a 20-30 year old but my aging 40-something body has other ideas. Between doing yard work, standing on my feet  for hours canning home jelly, hoisting around our 2 yr. old grandson and other have to be completed chores around here, Grammie over did things a bit and my back and hip let me know about  it. That’s why today’s Thankful Thursday Post is all about being Thankful for Home Remedies.

Usually a nice hot bath to loosen sore muscles up will do the trick but this time it was different. It got so bad for a few days there that it was hard to even bend my leg to put on a pair of shorts. I would even have to literally lift my right leg with my hands to get in our truck all the while grimacing in pain.

That’s it my husband said, I’m taking you to the doctor. I said wait a minute, why don’t we try one of the home remedies you’ve been researching so much on to see if that will work. Now don’t get me wrong, I know the importance of seeing a physician when necessary and I am not abdicating anything to the contrary. I just thought it would be a good idea to try this approach first.

See dear hubby and I realize we are getting older and we do try to stay healthy. I am a firm believer in taking vitamin supplements daily and have been for years which really seem to work well for me. He has been doing a lot of research on herbal medicines and natural cures and is also working on building a website with his findings. (I will put a link to his site in this post and on the right hand side of my blog as soon as it is up and running.) **UPDATE: You can visit his new site here if you would like: The Healing Power of Herbs

It stands to reason in my mind that some of the old home cures had to work because our relatives of the past didn’t have the convenience to run out to the drug store when they got an ailment. A lot of folks lived way out in the country and a doctor was not always close at hand. There was no calling 911 for immediate help on the way. They had to make due with what nature had to offer.

Home Remedies That Work

I decided that I would be a guinea pig for one of the home remedies that he had come up with. I figured why not, I am already in pain and if this didn’t work I would give in and head to the doctor’s office the next day.

Well you know what? It DID work, wonderfully well. The best part is that the treatment was completely painless and what he used came straight out of my kitchen. This home remedy included two common household items, olive oil and cabbage. Yep, you read that right, those two lovely natural ingredients really and miraculously cured what ailed me.

Recipe for Home Remedy

  • Olive Oil – warm about a ½ cup of olive oil in microwave for about 30-45 seconds. It works best if the olive oil is kept warm but not hot enough to burn the skin.
  • Gauze Pad – Dab the affected area with the warm olive oil with a gauze pad and gently massage the sore and stiff area with the oil. I had to lie down on the couch to do this so I covered the couch with a beach towel first to protect it.
  • Cabbage Leaves – After dabbing on the warm olive oil place cabbage leaves on top of the oil and press lightly. I then wrapped the beach towel around me to hold the items in place and not make a mess.
  • Lay still for an hour with the compress in place.
  • Remove after an hour and repeat the steps one more time.

Now this idea may seem crazy to some of you, but let me just tell you that I am living proof that it worked. After the second hour I sat up and was able to cross my legs. I could lift my right leg on my own. WOW! I was truly amazed and relieved from pain. I was also incredibly grateful to my husband for finding this home remedy.

That is why I am so extremely Thankful for Home Remedies. What about you all? Do you have any stories of natural cures that you have tried? Drop me a line and let me know what home remedies that you have used. I’d love to hear from you. Until then, stay happy and healthy. Grammie here will try not to over do things anytime soon, but if I do, I sure know how to treat it now.

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