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Thought this might be an interesting subject.
What home or Old remedies do you use for our ailments?
I got a great one.

Restless Leg syndrome and Leg Cramps.

TONIC WATER
The ones with Quinine in them like they give for Malaria.
I suffered from sudden leg and toe cramping due to other meds I take for my COPD.
I was told about Tonic Water and gave it a try.
Damn if it didn’t work.
My Daughter has always suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome until she tried it.
GONE!!!

Little story goes with this too.
Quinine is made from a bark from a tree.
It works against Malaria and was given soldiers when they came down with it.
The Quinine is rather bitter and hard to drink down.
So the Docs mixed it with Soda Water and a citrus juice to thin it down and make it more palatable.
The Soldiers still didn’t like to drink it so the Docs mixed it with Gin.
Gin and Tonic was born!!
Soldiers had no problem swigging it down after that.

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Here is another one they teach in Aviation Survival schools as well.
Or if you ate too many of those John Wayne Bars.

When you get the Shitzas it can be not only miserable but also lethal.
Dehydration as well as not absorbing what you eat can kill you fast.
But what do you do?
Charcoal right from the fire-pit.
It is tough to get down and tastes horrible.
But I can tell you from personal experience IT WORKS!
And better than most the stuff in the Pharmacy does.
People think you batshit crazy knawing on a piece of burnt wood but when they are hurting they find out otherwise.
Doesn’t take a lot BTW just a good teaspoon worth and you can keep your pants on.

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Whiskey is good to carry. I find it works for a cold (or so it feels) and you can purify water with it.

Can’t remember how much it takes though. I had a cold when I looked it up

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but two things that will kill - first the amount of whisky you will need is more than you have - you are better off using simple chlorine 10 to one to shock and 100 to one to maintain.
second consuming an alcoholic beverage could induce hypothermia to a point that the body can not recover from - it induces capillary dilation or flushing of skin which than leads to the rapid onset and chilling.
But with the higher proofs you can always start a wicking stove to keep warm.or boil water.

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Figured this may be appropriate for this thread too

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-remedy/

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Chamomile tea for insomnia.
Gargle with gin for a sore throat.

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I like the site as it does say what was used for what.
But too bad it doesn’t say how to use a lot of it.
I would love to find something that clears chest congestion.
Had walking pneumonia for 3 months now and just cant kick it fully out.
Docs have been pumping me full of antibiotics but just never fully kicks it.

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If you read the full thing it goes through it a bit

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Do they have you on any inhaled steroids? Like advair? You probably have inflammation that won’t go away because you keep coughing. Ask your doctor.

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You Bet.
QVAR, Stiolto, and Albuterol for the tough moments.
Been thru many over the years.
I have COPD I have had since young and not diagnosed till I was in my late 40’s.
Of course hit my 50’s and went to hell from there…
Would like to get away from all this stuff and find something that isn’t so hard on my system.

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I am going to spend a good share of time there Diggin Around for sure.

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Have you had allergy testing? You sure it’s not that? I’m going through similar stuff. Not too bad, though. Just recently started allergy testing and found I’m allergic to tree pollen. Still have more tests to do. But they put me on a new medication for the allergy. Supposed to suppress the chemical the body releases when exposed to an allergen. That chemical causes inflammation. I have asthma.

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I had all the allergy tests. Thought it was that for years.
Since I hit my 50’s it is pretty much anything irritates me now.
Its just a progressive disease that will kill me someday.
It took till I was in my late 40’s till I found a Doc that properly diagnosed it.
I was prone to pneumonia for years before then.
Like he says I have 3 things against me.
My Age
Where I live (4800 ft ASL essentially in a desert in a bowl that traps pollution)
I smoke (a Pipe) (Irritates the hell out of it but is not the cause)
Let me know what and how it works if it does in your testing.

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Yeah, mine started about 13 years ago. Did something stupid - demo’ed concrete with no mask in an enclosed area. That started it. They say it’s asthma, maybe not. But the advair seems to keep me in check. But I don’t like it so I quit when I feel good and then it’ll hit me out of nowhere. When it flares up, it’s sucking on the rescue inhaler for a few days till the advair catches back up. I hate it. I hope this new medication lets me get off the advair once and for all.

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