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* Tips from Grandma *

shijhu IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 21 May 2008 at 11:19pm | IP Logged

we always like our grannys giving tips so here r few from my grannys pocket hope u guys like them ..............

To remove bad breath chew Eliachi (green cardamom)/ Sanuf (fennel)/Laung (Cloves) so as to removes strong odors.
An apple even cures Constipation
Sucking a piece of Laung (clove) after meal helps in reducing acidity problem.
Soak seven almonds in water overnight. Remove the skin and boil it with a glass of milk and sugar. Repeat this for 20-25 days. It helps in enhancing memory. Even chewing 7 almonds daily also helps.
One or two drops of Eucalyptus oil in hanky works as a good inhaler during running nose.
A few drops of Eucalyptus oil if added to hot water, its steam provides relief during cold.
A mixture of ginger juice & honey (warmed) ,if taken before going to bed brings great relief to sever cough.
A mixture of carom seeds (Ajwain) ,a pinch of black salt & a few drops of lemon taken with Luke warm water , provides relief to stomach ache. (Don't Chew, swallow this mixture)
A flake of garlic swallowed with water taken empty stomach daily in the morning can be helpful in solving many stomach & gastric problems.
A 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder in a cup of hot milk can bring relief in cuts, wounds, cold & Coughs.
Biting a clove provides relief in toothache.
Keep a piece of mulathi in the mouth, for relief from persistent cough. When it eventually softens, chew it.
Take a teaspoon of table salt and mix with a glass of hot water. Gargling 3 - 4 times a day is helpful in giving relief to throat irritation.
Roast Carom seeds (Ajwain) and make powder. Apply this on your Gums, if  having gum problem, it will help.
Eat Carom seeds (Ajwain) then drink luke-warm water. This provides relief to cough

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Posted: 22 May 2008 at 4:54am | IP Logged
wow!! very helpful,jhumi di! Clap Clap Clap Thank you for sharing!
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Posted: 22 May 2008 at 1:56pm | IP Logged
Great Tips Jhumi Di! Have heard of some of themself but some I never heard! Embarrassed
shijhu IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 22 May 2008 at 10:44pm | IP Logged
hey thanx shru n gurpreet dears for liking them they r indeed useful Embarrassed
shijhu IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 22 May 2008 at 10:51pm | IP Logged
adding few more ...........

Clean the Dishwasher:
One cup of orange juice crystals (Tang) added to the wash cycle of the dishwasher will help remove brown stains on the inside of the dishwasher. (Or us ascorbic acid crystals)

Crayon on wallpaper:
To remove crayon marks from wallpaper, wipe the mark with a paste made of cornstarch and water

Drain Opener:
Dissolve 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar in boiling water and pour down the drain. Continue to flush with hot tap water until the clog breaks.

Add lemon for bathroom sparkle:
If water deposits are making the bathroom fixtures dull , rub them with half a lemon and watch them shine.

Clean Brass:
To clean brass combine one-quarter cup of salt in enough vinegar to dissolve the salt. Add flour to make a paste.

Softer bristle Brushes:
If your pure bristles paint brushes are stiff, boil them in vinegar for 30 minutes. Allow brushes to cool, remove from pan and let dry. Bristles will be nice and flexible.

Keep the dampness out:
Fill a coffee can with charcoal briquettes and place in the back of your closet - it'll attract moisture so your clothes stay dry and never smell musty.

To reduce the smell of paint fumes, place a chopped-up onion in a bucket of water and place in the room being painted.

Store candles in the freezer and they will burn slower than candles stored at room temperature.

Food Stains:
Remove food stains on your hands by rubbing them on the cut side of a potato.

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Posted: 24 May 2008 at 3:40am | IP Logged
Wooow, Awsome Tips Dee, Thanks 4 Sharin! Embarrassed
shijhu IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 26 May 2008 at 12:21am | IP Logged
hey pleasures all mine minu.....thnx u liked it dear
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Posted: 06 June 2008 at 2:03pm | IP Logged
Thankyou so much for the Tips Big smile
They will come in handy Embarrassed Smile

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