Folk remedies have been handed down from generation to generation, carrying knowledge and wisdom from before the age of modern medicine. Sure, some of the folk remedies out there are strange and have no scientific backing whatsoever, but some of these remedies have stood the test of time and actually work wonders if you’re in a pinch or if you’re looking for alternatives to OTC medication. If you have a serious medical condition or are experiencing severe symptoms, please see your doctor right away. Folk remedies are fun to try out, but they can’t replace regular check-ups with your healthcare professional.
The folk remedy in question today is one that our grandparents told us about growing up. Grandma said she used this for all sorts of things, from reliving cold and flu symptoms to menstrual cramps and even motion sickness. Sound too good to be true? Try it out for yourself!
To try this folk remedy out you’ll need a cotton ball, a band-aid, and a bottle of gin. Rubbing alcohol works too. No matter what kind of alcohol you use, make sure it’s 100 proof, or 50% alcohol. Keep reading to see how to treat your different symptoms using this odd ingredient list.