a (punk_is_so_dead) wrote in thequestionclub,

Home remedies

1. Inspired by the post on relieving sinusitis... I have chronic sinus problems and have had surgery on them a couple times. While answering her question, I googled "home remedies sinusitis". I found this page. Most of the remedies on that page are ones I've never heard of (save a few) and I have tried A LOT. Has anyone here actually tried these? For those who are too lazy to click on the link,

A decoction of half a teaspoon mustard seeds powder and three teaspoons water, if instilled in the nostrils, redresses migraine.

The juice of ripe grapes is an effective home remedy for a migraine.
For a sinus headache, eat a jalapeno pepper as soon as possible. Within minutes your sinuses will start to drain and the sinus headache will subside.

A peppermint steam inhalation provides quick relief for sinus headaches. Peppermint acts as a decongestant, and the combination of warm steam and the essential oil is doubly effective for opening up the sinuses.

Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (called dalchini in India) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air.

Make a paste from dry ginger with a little water or milk, apply to the forehead for sinus relief.

Grind 10-15 Basil leaves with 4 cloves and 1 teaspoon dried ginger into a paste and apply to forehead for sinus cure.

For a painful sinus headache, try a hot footbath along with a cold compress on the forehead. This one I've heard of actually and it makes sense if you assume that heat increases blood flow (to your feet) and the cold decreases it (from your head).
If you have tried them, were any successful?

2. What are the strangest home remedies you've ever heard of?

3. What is a home remedy (or something similar to the above) that you use?

4. What was the last movie you saw in theaters that was worth the close to $10 (at least here)?

5. One of my LJ friends told me that she recently figured out what my icon actually WAS--she initially thought it was something to do with watercolors. Do you know what my icon is?
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