These days I don’t take much medicine. Part of why is because I feel that it either doesn’t work or it works a little TOO well. My family members often make fun of me because whether you have a headache, menstrual cramps or an itchy throat, you can count on me making you a cup of ginger tea before I reach for the bottle of Ibuprofen whether you like it not.
Ginger is known to help with a lot of things including nausea and morning sickness, sinus pressure and, wait… it helps arthritis?! Ha! The things you learn..
An old skool stereotype of the South is the swearing by of Crisco vegetable shortening. It probabaly isn’t the healthiest thingfor your diet, but I’ve heard quite a few stories of Crisco being used for a number of things other than frying chicken.Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a Crisco deep conditioner. A lady always keeps them guessing *wink*.I think back to Eddie Griffin’s character in Date Movie with his spray bottle of hummus. In retrospect, I have to say that I’m in complete solidarity you, Eddie.
Even if your go-to is more of a reassuring placebo than an actual remedy, what’s your cure for everything? Share in a comment below.
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Jiell Richardson is a web designer/developer, fat yogi padawan, and blogger based in Washington, DC, USA.