Flu, bruise, nosebleed, or boils — it doesn't matter what ails you, friends and family all have their passed down opinions on the natural home remedies to fix you up.
But do they really work? Well, often the origins of these old wives' tales can be traced back to an ounce of scientific truth. Many of these suggestions stem from an isolated nutrient that had been historically linked to a symptom of deficiency, and despite the eradication of any serious deficiency today, we still assume the generations-old remedy works.
Other therapies seem so outlandish they can only be traced to superstition, which may have been all people could hold onto in times with less scientific knowledge. No matter what the case, we've compiled 15 of the weirdest home remedies for all of your apparent health problems using foods you may have in your pantry right now. We're not saying any of them necessarily work or are supported by current literature, but they won't hurt — and who hasn't believed in a placebo effect before?
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