May 14th, 2021

pandariffic

Momma knows best...

When I was growing up, my mom used a lot of things to help heal us up, and skip going to the doctor. She did some things for us that worked, but now I wonder where she learned them. Folk tales? Wisdom passed down generation to generation?

For example...I'm puking, so my mom would buy Sprite, open it up, and let it flatten out (lose carbonation), and then give us saltines. Seemed to work every time. Diarrhea? Bananas and rice water (https://www.livestrong.com/article/501036-how-to-make-rice-water-for-diarrhea/). Tooth ache? If she couldn't pull it out, she'd put clove oil on it until she could get us to a dentist.

What were some of your family's "recipes" to help heal you as a child?