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Do you know how to treat a bee sting or soothe a headache without hitting the medicine cabinet? Test your natural remedy IQ.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following foods can help your skin look younger?

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The correct answer is: All three do wonderful things for your skin. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A and copper, both of which boost collagen, plus they have selenium, which helps get rid of wrinkles. Yogurt is an excellent exfoliator, and eggplant helps fade age spots. Mix boiled sweet potato or mashed eggplant (skin on) --or both -- with yogurt and smooth it on your skin as an anti-aging mask.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these beverages can help soothe sore feet?

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The correct answer is: Got milk? It helps ease the dry skin and irritation on those overworked tootsies, says Dr. Oz. Mix in a little cinnamon before you soak, too, to help stimulate circulation.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What's a fast way to help relieve indigestion?

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The correct answer is: Chewing gum stimulates saliva to help wash down and dilute the acids causing your symptoms. Keep a pack of sugarless gum in your bag so you'll always be prepared.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these veggies can help boost your sex drive?

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The correct answer is: Steam up some asparagus spears to add a little zing to your love life, thanks to its hormone-boosting vitamin E. Another libido booster: celery, which boasts androsterone, a male sweat hormone that many women find appealing.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Swallowing a teaspoon of honey can help tame a cough in kids 2 to 12 years old.

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The correct answer is: This is true. For kids older than 12, two teaspoons should do the trick. Honey coats the throat, quieting the cough. Caution: NEVER give honey to an infant under 12 months old due to the risk of infant botulism.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these can help calm itchy skin?

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The correct answer is: A cool oatmeal bath is an excellent skin soother. You can use instant or slow-cooking oats, but use a food processor or blender to process the oats into a fine powder.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Eating which of the following seeds can help get rid of bloating?

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The correct answer is: All of these (along with dill and anise) are "carminitive seeds" that can help cut down on gas and bloating.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these fruits should you snack on if you're suffering from leg cramps?

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The correct answer is: A banana a day helps keep leg cramps away! Cramps are often caused by a lack of potassium --something a banana contains loads of.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these veggies may help ease hip pain?

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The correct answer is: A recent study showed that veggies in the alium family, such as onions, shallots and garlic, may help prevent osteoarthritis, says Dr. Oz. These veggies contain a substance that appears to inhibit enzymes which can attack protective cartilage.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which kind of tea can help you sleep better?

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The correct answer is: A steaming cup of chamomile can help you get sleepy -- and it may tame any gas that might be keeping you awake. Lemon balm is another calming herb that can be used as a tea.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of the following ailments can eating ginger help cure?

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The correct answer is: Ginger contains chemicals that help relax the digestive tract. Ginger also acts as a mild stimulant to increase blood flow. Try sipping ginger tea or ginger ale.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Meat tenderizer can take the ouch out of insect stings.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Applying a paste made of meat tenderizer and a little water can relieve the pain of a bite or sting.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which kind of tea can help get rid of a canker sore?

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The correct answer is: The flavonoids in raspberry tea help reduce inflammation and prevent tissue damage, says Dr. Oz. Plus, the tannins in the tea helps relieve pain and put healing on the fast track.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which kitchen combo can whiten your teeth?

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The correct answer is: Mix a bit of baking soda with the juice of a fresh lemon and you'll have a simple but effective at-home whitening system, says Dr. Oz. Leave it on for no more than a minute.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these candies should you eat to help tame acid reflux?

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The correct answer is: Reach for that licorice stick, as both licorice and its flavoring, anise, are thought to help with digestion.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of the following juices can help relieve constipation?

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The correct answer is: Sure, prune's the famous one, but all three of these juices, plus pear nectar, can help get things moving again.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking apple cider vinegar can help relieve indigestion.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Apple cider vinegar helps your food digest, says Daniel Hsu, DAOM. Try swallowing 2 or 3 tablespoons.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What can you drink to help get rid of stinky breath?

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The correct answer is: Green tea is the winner here. Compounds called flavonoids that are found in the tea act as antioxidants to help keep bacteria from sticking to your teeth, says William DeVizio, DMD. Those bacteria are the culprits behind bad breath.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What can you pull out of your spice cabinet to help dull the pain of a toothache?

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The correct answer is: Reach for the cloves when one of your chompers is throbbing, as they contain a chemical called eugenol that helps dull the pain. Simply add a little water to some ground cloves, make a paste and rub it right on the sore spot.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eating an egg can help cure a hangover.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Egg yolks contain a type of antioxidant that can help your liver clear out the remnants of all the alcohol you've drunk. The result? You start feeling like yourself again faster.

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