Join for free
Reply
Page 6 of 6 « First < 4 5 6
lovemyboys's Avatar
lovemyboys
Chatterbox
lovemyboys is offline
Zamboniland
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 7,372
lovemyboys is female  lovemyboys has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
07-01-2018, 12:13 AM
51

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Sounds like a cure-all!
Wonder when somebody will start bottling it!
Reply With Quote
sarah kay's Avatar
sarah kay
Senior Member
sarah kay is offline
kent
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 168
sarah kay is female  sarah kay has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
07-01-2018, 09:14 PM
52

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Is it safe to eat dandelion leaves and does it really work.
What time of year do dandys grow please? I think mint leaves are good for
something forgot what what it is?
Reply With Quote
Puddle Duck's Avatar
Puddle Duck
Senior Member
Puddle Duck is offline
Cheshire. UK
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,090
Puddle Duck is female  Puddle Duck has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
07-01-2018, 10:51 PM
53

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Dandelions leaves grow in the spring time/early summer, Sarah Kay. Some people put them in salads I believe. (are you having trouble my dear ? )

when growing up ,we used to get potatoes brought in from Egypt, once upon a moon. It was fairly common knowledge that the tatties were fertilized with human waste !

Urine make the grass grow. Our once upon a time ,next door neighbour couldn't get upstairs all the time to piddle, so he'd nip outside and water the grass. You've never seen such lush grass in all your life.
Reply With Quote
Puddle Duck's Avatar
Puddle Duck
Senior Member
Puddle Duck is offline
Cheshire. UK
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,090
Puddle Duck is female  Puddle Duck has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
07-01-2018, 11:01 PM
54

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Originally Posted by Mags ->
Whenever my Dad had a cold he would eat a bowl of hot boiled onions every night before going to bed. He said they helped him sweat the cold out.
Onions are really good for thinning the blood too. Dad often used to boil up onions and gobble them down.
Nice and soft because he had no teeth by this point. (he was a lot older than mum and had been born at the turn of the century when things weren't what they are now)
Everyone had false teeth by the time they were 30 yrs old, didn't they ?

All the things he did..... cabbage soup another, although I don't know any specific reason why. Stunk to high heaven, but should there ever have been a famine, everyone would have known where to go.
Reply With Quote
Judd's Avatar
Judd
Chatterbox
Judd is offline
West Yorkshire - caressed by the bosom of the Pennines
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 5,115
Judd is male  Judd has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
08-01-2018, 11:55 PM
55

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Originally Posted by sarah kay ->
Is it safe to eat dandelion leaves and does it really work.
What time of year do dandys grow please? I think mint leaves are good for
something forgot what what it is?
You wash them and use them in salads. Dandelions had the local name(s) of piss-a-bed and shit-a-bed because they are a natural diuretic and laxative.
Reply With Quote
Mups's Avatar
Mups
Chatterbox
Mups is online now
Northamptonshire
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 30,959
Mups is female  Mups has posted at least 25 times and has been a member for 3 months or more 
 
08-01-2018, 11:59 PM
56

Re: Grandma's Remedies

Originally Posted by Puddle Duck ->
Dandelions leaves grow in the spring time/early summer, Sarah Kay. Some people put them in salads I believe. (are you having trouble my dear ? )

when growing up ,we used to get potatoes brought in from Egypt, once upon a moon. It was fairly common knowledge that the tatties were fertilized with human waste !

Urine make the grass grow. Our once upon a time ,next door neighbour couldn't get upstairs all the time to piddle, so he'd nip outside and water the grass. You've never seen such lush grass in all your life.

I thought wee had to be diluted first? It is very concentrated - too high in Nitrogen (I think)?
I know dogs wee kills the grass for this reason, particularly bitch's wee, as they squat in one patch. Males tend to scatter it about a bit more.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 6 of 6 « First < 4 5 6

Thread Tools


© Copyright 2009, Over50sForum   Contact Us | Over 50s Forum! | Archive | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Top

Powered by vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.