Home remedies are safe and effective. People have been using natural remedies handed down from one generation to the other to treat many ailments. These home remedies work because they have science behind them and are not just old wives’ tales. Using simple household items can cure so many diseases and other issues. However, some of the home remedies are just bizarre. They may not make sense but are effective. Here is a list of some of the weird home remedies that actually work. (ALSO READ Home remedies for loose motion: 7 most effective home remedies to stop diarrhea instantly).

1. Ginger for nausea

Ginger water
Ginger water

Ginger is good for digestion and helps in releasing intestinal gas. It also helps in treating nausea. You can eat ginger candies or have ginger tea to get rid of nausea.

2. Pencil for headache

Yes, pencil can help ease headache. Clenching of jaw muscles can trigger headache. People tend to their teeth when they are under stress or anxiety and this is the reason for headache during stressful time. You can treat it by placing a pencil between your teeth and biting it. This will relax the muscles of your jaw and ease headache. (ALSO READ One Foolproof Way to Get Rid of Chapped Lips at Home).

3. Olive to prevent motion sickness

Olives and olive oil
Olives and olive oil

You can treat motion sickness by using olive oil as it contains tannins, which dry your mouth to dissipate signs of nausea. So, carry a jar of olive when you travel. Have a couple of olives when you feel motion sickness.

4. Duct tape to remove warts

According to a study, duct tape helped in removing 85 percent of warts as compared to 60 percent of warts removed by freezing it. Doctors say that placing duct tape on the wart creates a toxic environment for the warts. The air-tight space will help in treating the condition. All you have to do is place a small piece of duct tape over the wart for about six days, clean the wart and then again put the duct tape for about 6 days. Do this for about two month or until it disappears. (ALSO READ Home remedies for gas: 7 natural remedies to get rid of gas and bloating).

5. Vodka for foot odor

Vodka
Vodka

Do you have smelly feet? You need to soak your feet in cheap vodka to get rid of the stink. You can also rub vodka on your feet to kill the odor-causing bacteria.

6. Black tea to heal sunburn

Aloe vera is a known remedy for sunburn but if you do not have fresh aloe vera leaves, you can also use black to treat it. Tea contains tannins, which prevents peeling, soothes your skin and helps in healing. (ALSO SEE Guide to make your own lip scrub)

7. Ice to stop migraine

Headache
Headache

You can use ice to relieve migraine pain. Rub ice on the back of your neck or on your temples for about 15 minutes. This will take your mind off the migraine pain and will numb the nerves that transmit the pain signal. It will help in easing the pain.

Try these remedies if you have any of the above-mentioned health issues.