Did you know that the average cost of over the counter (OTC) medications is around $10? I know it doesn’t sound like much but if your looking for ways to save this is a great place to start.
My grandmother, the most amazingly frugal woman I know, had a low-cost solution for just about every situation, and home remedies was no exception. She was raising a family during WWII and had no choice but to treat minor ailments with what she had on hand. Many of her home remedies have been used for years in our family, not for sentimental reasons, but because they work, most of the time, better than the OTC remedies.
Check out this ever growing list of home remedies to treat just about every minor ailment that your family can throw at you. Some may sound a little goofy, but if it works, isn’t it worth trying?
One home remedy that I know everyone of our family members has used (and complained about) is rubbing Vick’s VaporRub on your throat and wrapping it with a sock to sooth a sore throat. I remember hating it when I was a kid, but guess what? I do it to my kids, only because I know it works and it’s a great way to save. What kind of home remedies have been handed down in your family?
Always consult a doctor before using any home remedies as a treatment.