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21937Re: [Slovak-World] Boric acid

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  • fbican@att.net
    Jul 8 12:20 PM
      Here's another old-time remedy (recommended by my oncology doctor when I was undergoing oral cancer treatment) that's good for a mouthwash:

      1 Litre water
      1 Tbsp baking soda
      1/2 tsp salt

      It's practically free, but I add a little lemon juice, just for the flavor. Peppermint is good, too. Other flavors? Whatever you like. You're the boss when making this sort of thing at home.

      Kindest regards,

      Skeeter


      -------------- Original message from "Edie" <sando1@...>: --------------

      That's the way my grandmother cleaned her dog's eyes and ears, also. I had forgotten all about this.
      Thanks,
      edie

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Caye Caswick
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 11:44 AM
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Boric acid

      Yeah, it comes in powdered form at some pharmacies (I boil water and add about one teaspoon to a condiment-sized squeeze bottle [once the solution has cooled] -- keeps my dog's ears clean as a whistle) -- but I too remember the eye cup and the boric acid wash -- great stuff!


      Caye


      --- On Mon, 7/7/08, fbican@... <fbican@...> wrote:

      From: fbican@... <fbican@...>
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Boric acid
      To: "Katanik, Unknown" <KATANIM@...>
      Cc: "Unknown" <bicanp@...>, "Jacobs, Marvin" <MBJ1@...>, "Holcz, Nick" <nickh@...>, "Unknown" <ltatarka@...>, "Unknown" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 12:36 PM

      Marko--

      My one eye was feeling "scratchy" today, so I tried my mom's old remedy. Sterile water with 1% boric acid (not easy to find any more) and 0.5% sodium chloride. Fixed it right up. Them old gals knew what they were doing when it came to home remedies. Chicken soup ("Jewish penicillin") , tea with bourbon, and a couple of other's, and you're good! Maybe later on I'll soak my feet in some warm water and epson salts. That was one of grandma Toman's favorites.

      --skeeter

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