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What are some home remedies that may work?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Some home remedies that may work include:

Onion Wrap for Fever Aches and Pains

Method: Peel and slice an onion. Then cut the tops of panty hose and place the slices inside. Wrap around your ankle like a bracelet. Put a sock on over the onion. Wear overnight to reduce your fever.

Verdict: It might work. Onions have anti-inflammatory properties that could reduce a fever, but only when eaten. There is no evidence that this would work through the skin.

A Warm Drink for PMS Symptoms

Method: This homemade warm, spicy drink contains oregano, rosemary, anise seeds, and cloves. Drink before bed to ease the bloating, cramps, and back pain that accompany your monthly period.

Verdict: This is a "maybe!" All the ingredients in this warm drink reduce bloating and gastrointestinal cramps, but there's no research that links those ingredients to PMS symptoms.


This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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