I used to experience violent migraine headaches until I started using feverfew on the advice of a friend. Are there any side effects I should know about? I would hate to stop, because feverfew has been a godsend for me.
Feverfew is a wildflower that grows abundantly in the North-eastern United States. This herb was used by ancient Greek healers. Research has shown that feverfew helps reduce the severity and incidence of migraines. Side effects might include mouth ulcers, indigestion and increased heart rate. Feverfew should not be discontinued suddenly, or headaches might return.
My mother read an article that talked about treating toenail fungus with urea paste. Is there a brand or a prescription of the urea paste that she can buy so she doesn't have to go through another toenail removal? It was extremely painful.
There are prescription-strength urea creams (Carmol 40 or Gordon's Urea 40 percent) that dissolve away fungus-infected nails. This must be a doctor-supervised project, but it can reduce the pain and potential for infection that is associated with surgical removal of nails.
You have written how black pepper can stop bleeding. We use cayenne pepper for the same purpose. It works quickly and seems to help heal the area, too.
Although cayenne pepper is unrelated to black pepper, it does seem to have the same ability to stop bleeding from a minor cut. Many people have told us that cayenne is effective and that, like black pepper, it does not sting when used to stop bleeding. Ground sage also appears to work for this purpose.
While none of these remedies has been tested scientifically, researchers at the Mayo Clinic recently reported that purified potato powder also works. Investigators found that the potato powder stopped bleeding instantly in 77 percent of the subjects, whereas bleeding continued for about six minutes without the powder.