At some point, everyone’s home is affected by cold and flu. Each time we are around others, we are susceptible to picking up their lurgies. As a result, the whole house can be taken down.
It’s great to have a few tricks up your sleeve and today we are sharing a home remedy that we have never heard of.
When Debbie Vigan shared this photo on Facebook, little did she know it would go viral. She was so amazed by the results of the Potato Socks Fever Remedy that she shared with her family and friends. At the time of writing this article, she has been shared more than 326,000 times. Here’s what she had to say.
“So I saw an article about putting potatoes in the babies sock when they’re sick. So Deairres had a little cold and I put potatoes in his socks last night around 8-9pm. He didn’t cough through the night, his nose isn’t running and he isn’t as congested”
Potato Socks Fever Remedy Video
Debbie continued “He slept for 12 hrs and the potatoes out of his socks were black. Now before people mention “oxidation”, I left the other parts of the potato on the counter to see the difference”
We have included a video that has further commentary from another appreciative Mom who tried this Potato Socks Fever Remedy and experienced success also. Click Play above to view ^
Debbie isn’t the only one who has had success with this remedy. Many have been pinning, posting and tweeting about this miracle cure and Potatoes seem to work like magic.
Putting slices of potato in your socks may sound strange but from what others are reporting, it really works! Another funny thing that works is Ivory Soap under the mattress for Restless Legs.
Onions have been touted as a cure-all for cold symptoms as well. This is a remedy that dates back to the 14th century. Although many claims the remedy has worked, you do wake up smelling of onions – a smell that’s hard to get rid of!
Using potatoes has also become popular because it’s an easier smell to handle for most people. Using potatoes on the feet may also have originated in the distant past too. Many claim it came from ancient reflexology techniques used in China.
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So how does the vegetable responsible for greasy fries and creamy mash seem to melt the cold symptoms out of our bodies?
Medical researchers say that potatoes contain a lot of nutrients that can help the body heal. It would seem that when placed under your feet, those nutrients could potentially spread through your body and kill viruses and bacteria.
If you feel a cold coming on or you are already suffering, why not give this remedy a try? It just might become your new go-to treatment. Be sure to share your results with us.