Folk remedies are always welcome, especially now when the cold and flu season has arrived. Everyone around has a runny nose, is coughing or has fever. But the following remedy is incredible because it can relieve any cold symptom, making you feel better in no time.
Potatoes contain plenty vitamins, great in relieving cold symptoms.
Potato is about 75-77% water, and the rest is fiber, starch, vitamins and minerals. Raw potato contains important amounts of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, provitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, etc.
Remedy for headaches and migraines
If you suffer from migraines or headaches, with a few slices of raw potatoes you’ll be better in no time.
Apply on your forehead a few slices of raw potato then tie them with a piece of gauze or a scarf. Drink a chamomile tea with 1 teaspoon of grated ginger and stay in bed for 20 minutes. The pain will be just a bad memory.
Get rid of fever with potato and rubbing alcohol
If cold or flu symptoms are putting you down, tell someone to rub your back and chest with rubbing alcohol, and then drink a glass of raw potato juice.
Grate 2-3 medium potatoes through a small grater, and then put the grated potatoes on a piece of gauze and squeeze well the juice. Drink a small cup or a quarter cup, twice a day, along with the back and chest rubbing.
For sore throat or bronchitis, soak a long strip of gauze in rubbing alcohol, cut a potato in relatively thin slices and put them over the whole length of wet gauze. Apply this cataplasm with potatoes and rubbing alcohol on the neck, so the potatoes get in contact with the skin. Let it to act for 2 hours.
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