Oma's Home Remedies
I talk a lot on the air about home remedies, and how certain natural foods have curative effects. If you wonder where I get this stuff, aside from my own personal research, you should know that I have been hearing about this kind of thing ever since I was born.
My mother has always tried different things on me and my brothers, through the years, including crushing up zinc tablets into a warm solution and having us snuff it up into our noses when we had colds. (This was long before Zicam was on the market.) We gargled with salty water when our throats were sore, we used aloe vera when our skin was irritated, soaked our feet in epsom salt when they hurt, and there was always vitamin C.
As I was prepping for my show recently I remembered a conversation I had with Mom about this, and it came to me: why am I not using this incredible wealth of knowledge on my radio station? Why not have a conversation with my mom on the air, and just play it back as a recurring feature?
The result is this: Oma's Home Remedies, now playing on Delaware's #1 radio station, WJBR. Click below to hear each episode:
Aloe sap is better, and cheaper, than creams
A vinegar rinse for itchy scalp
Pickle juice for tummy ache
Mashed Potato Scarf?
Cherry juice for insomnia, arthritis
Bug Bite? Tenderize it!
Gin Raisins for arthritis
Sauerkraut juice for canker sores
Oma says sleep with soap to stop leg cramps
Vicks on your feet to stop a cough
Try Milk of Magnesia for problem skin
Bananas for bruises
* Note: Oma is not a doctor, and she doesn't play one on the radio. Although none of these remedies are harmful, if you're not sure, consult a doctor. I have tried most of these with no ill effects, however use at your own risk.