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Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#1New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:22:48
I was looking up home remedies for Bronchitis, and it seems like everywhere I went, there'd be lists and lists of home remedies, but none of them offered any explanation for the theory on why the remedy supposedly worked, like how it helps with the problem. It was just like, "Mix WD-40, toothpaste, and olive oil into a slimey paste, and rub it on your face 3 times a day. Works wonders!" How do people come up with this stuff? Or are they just throwing random crap together just to see what happens? Surely some of these home remedies have some kind of theory behind them as to how they work? It would be most helpful to know what it is!

/rant

**BTW, the WD-40 example is NOT real, I made it up as a joke, don't try that!**
roBingoodfElLOW On January 06, 2010
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Over yonder, Tajikistan
#2New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:29:00
Mmmmmmmmm, a minty squeek free face.

I heard a good thing for stopping coughing, rub vix on your feet and put socks on when you go to bed.
Total bollox i think but the mum in law swears by it.
Electric_Banana On October 11, 2019




, New Zealand
#3New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:29:36
Breathing in strong menthol helps to open and clear the broncial passages.

For bronchitus or when I have bad asthma I lie in bed with a nice helping of Vick's rub globbed around my mouth and nose.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#4New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:35:31
@roBingoodfElLOW Said

Mmmmmmmmm, a minty squeek free face.

I heard a good thing for stopping coughing, rub vix on your feet and put socks on when you go to bed.
Total bollox i think but the mum in law swears by it.



That's a good example of the kind of thing I'm talking about, lol

I mean, who knows, maybe it really works, but is there an explanation? Does the eucalyptus oil soak into the skin and clear your lungs from the inside out or something? I mean, surely the first person to rub Vicks on their feet to clear their cough had some kind of theory in mind when he or she did this, right? Or is it all just desperate insanity? lol
Unbarbie On April 02, 2011




Kitimat, Canada
#5New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:36:12
@Lili Said

"Mix WD-40, toothpaste, and olive oil into a slimey paste, and rub it on your face 3 times a day.

/rant


I don't think I would try that. Have you been searching just randomly online for these remedies? Try checking out homeopathy or is naturalist sites
DiscordTiger On about 13 hours ago
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#6New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:37:28
@roBingoodfElLOW Said

Mmmmmmmmm, a minty squeek free face.

I heard a good thing for stopping coughing, rub vix on your feet and put socks on when you go to bed.
Total bollox i think but the mum in law swears by it.



My mom and grandmother do that too, (well for a cold with a fever) and i have to say I have felt better in the morning, but is the vicks or the medicine?

the strangest one I "heard" about involved a garlic clove as a suppository, and for the life of me I cant remember what it was supposed to "cure". and I didn't have a chance to ask my grandmother.


Lili, what types of search terms are you using, have you tried curanderos It a mexican/spanish thing, but I know that they do some research on it at the university, and it isn't just the spiritual part but on the herbal remedies... I know there are a few books on it. Not sure if that is what you are looking for though
roBingoodfElLOW On January 06, 2010
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Over yonder, Tajikistan
#7New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:37:36
@Lili Said

That's a good example of the kind of thing I'm talking about, lol

I mean, who knows, maybe it really works, but is there an explanation? Does the eucalyptus oil soak into the skin and clear your lungs from the inside out or something? I mean, surely the first person to rub Vicks on their feet to clear their cough had some kind of theory in mind when he or she did this, right? Or is it all just desperate insanity? lol



maybe their feet were cold Vix does warm the bits you apply it to
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#8New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:38:02
This experience has given me an idea! A random home remedy generator script! I'll go do it right now! hehehe...
roBingoodfElLOW On January 06, 2010
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Over yonder, Tajikistan
#9New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:38:17
@Unbarbie Said

I don't think I would try that. Have you been searching just randomly online for these remedies? Try checking out homeopathy or is naturalist sites



I'm hoping she made that one up!
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#10New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:41:15
@DiscordTiger Said

My mom and grandmother do that too, (well for a cold with a fever) and i have to say I have felt better in the morning, but is the vicks or the medicine?

the strangest one I "heard" about involved a garlic clove as a suppository, and for the life of me I cant remember what it was supposed to "cure". and I didn't have a chance to ask my grandmother.


Lili, what types of search terms are you using, have you tried curanderos It a mexican/spanish thing, but I know that they do some research on it at the university, and it isn't just the spiritual part but on the herbal remedies... I know there are a few books on it. Not sure if that is what you are looking for though


I was searching for "bronchitis home remedies"

I've read that Turmeric is supposed to help. I already have that for other health benefits it has, but I hadn't opened it yet, so I decided to go with that one first, but I have still to find any explanation for why Turmeric would help bronchitis. There was some reference to it being anti-inflammatory, but so are a lot of things that weren't listed. Why Turmeric? Other than Ayurveda.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#11New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:41:48
@roBingoodfElLOW Said

I'm hoping she made that one up!


I did indeed make that up! No one try that, ok???
Unbarbie On April 02, 2011




Kitimat, Canada
#12New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:42:36
@roBingoodfElLOW Said

I'm hoping she made that one up!

that's what I figure but,
roBingoodfElLOW On January 06, 2010
Baldylocks


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Over yonder, Tajikistan
#13New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:43:22
I found this site...

https://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NAH/is_6_33/ai_106224762/
Karma_Junkie On September 18, 2011
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:46:22
@Lili Said

like how it helps with the problem. It was just like, "Mix WD-40, toothpaste, and olive oil into a slimey paste, and rub it on your face 3 times a day. Works wonders!"

/rant



Arghhhhh!!!!! Now that would be going nowhere near my feet never mind my face.

Oil tends to put an occlusive film over your skin which means nothing can get in, great you say? No, because nothing can get out either, so what ever is in your pores stays, and can get infected, hey presto a big ugly spot. You have anaerobic bacteria in your pores and their favorite food just happens to be sebum, the stuff that is now locked in your pores behind the oil. I guess the reason they put toothpaste in it is to counteract that as it has antibacterial properties but its way too harsh and too drying to be speading all over your skin.
DiscordTiger On about 13 hours ago
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#15New Post! Nov 03, 2009 @ 23:51:50
@Lili Said

I did indeed make that up! No one try that, ok???



damn and i was thinking if you have combination skin the toothpaste with dry out the pimples and the olive oil would help the dry spots and WD40 for the rest

ok I'm not sure the stuff Im thinking with the curanderos is going to be specific enough for your question on bronchits, its more a general look as are these healers using herbs in a way that has repeatable benefits, or is it all spiritual. (or in the peoples heads..not everyone believes.)
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