I am a big fan of Dr. Oz because he is thoroughly entertaining and he gives great advice. He doesnâ€™t give the standard medical advice; he elaborates, he explains in detail, he uses props to show you how and why things work and then he gives you a few different options for treatment.
He is the family doctor that we all wish we had in our lives.Iâ€™m not one to normally watch medical talk shows in the middle of the afternoon because I usually have 200 other things that I need to be doing, but my mother-in-law loves Dr. Oz and weâ€™ve been spending a lot of time together. Itâ€™s become a pre-dinner ritual to watch Dr.Oz and pick up some helpful tips each day.
Last week, Dr. Oz had an episode that shared herbal remedies for common ailments. I wonâ€™t lie. I am headed to my local co-op and plan on trying most of these remedies out myself. But I thought I would share them here, just in case you missed Dr. Oz because you were busy taking care of kids, running errands or having a life.
Cracked Feet: Mix 3 tablespoons of glycerin and 1 tablespoon of rose water; massage it into your feet. Put socks on and leave on overnight. Repeat for the next two weeks for optimum results.
Varicose veins: Take liquid butcherâ€™s broom extract and combine it with a small handful of your favorite deep moisturizer, then apply to your varicose veins; massaging it into the tissue. Try this for a couple weeks. It will constrict the blood vessels and help varicose veins appear less noticeable.
Razor Burn: Pre-treat your shaving area with sandalwood oil to help prevent razor burn.
Brittle Nails: Have one cup of horsetail tea every day to help strengthen nails and hair.
What is your favorite home remedy that you swear by?
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