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An Italian Cure For Warts

Background: My grandmother (and my informant) learned this folk remedy in her twenties when her mother-in-law, who was born in Italy, noticed my grandma had warts on her hand. It was something she taught me as a young child, and although I’ve never tried it, she claims she did and the warts on her hands… Continue Reading »

Ear Infection Garlic Drops cure

I asked what I should do if my ear is starting to hurt and I have a slight cold: Response: “You don’t want to get sick and get an ear infection…especially if your ears are already starting to hurt. You need to go grab the garlic drops we have…they will prevent you from getting an… Continue Reading »

Caviar, raw garlic, hard toasted bread to get over a cold

Background information: It is often considered that mothers know best, and this piece of folklore is in complete accordance to this idea. As an immigrant to the United States, my mom was certainly open to new ideas and remedies to help with colds and sore throats but found that this home-remedy that she had concocted… Continue Reading »