Et les remèdes de grand-mère, ça marche pour vous?

Ça fait presque une semaine que je souffre des douleurs au niveau de mon cou, probablement due à un faux mouvement. Comme la plupart des gens, je me suis immédiatement mis en mode d’automédication. Deux jours plus tard, ne voyant pas d’amélioration, je me suis fais masser le cou. Et le lendemain, je suis parti voir un docteur qui m’a ‘officiellement’ prescrit quelques calmants avant de me conseiller de me rendre à l’hôpital si les douleurs persistent toujours. Et si ça donne rien jusqu’a demain, je vais me faire soigner à l’hopital. Promis.

Bref, revenons au sujet du jour.

Plusieurs personnes m’ont conseillé de mettre mon oreiller au soleil. Non pas pour le faire bronzer mais c’est plutôt parce-que c’est une pratique courante en dépit d’une manque d’explication scientifique autour de ce geste. Cette remède de grand mère m’a certes était utile dans le passé, mais pas cette fois-ci ou peut être que le soleil timide n’arrange pas trop les choses.

Il existe plusieurs autres remedes miraculeuses que beaucoup d’entre nous ont recourent, même de nos jours.
Pouvez vous nous en citez quelques uns et leur efficacité?

 

 

14 thoughts on “Et les remèdes de grand-mère, ça marche pour vous?

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  1. Pour les douleurs au cou on peu le faire ‘craquer’ [remede de grand-pere?] mais si la personne qui le fait ne s’y connait pas bien ca peut aggraver les choses….

    Quand j’etais enfant [il y’a un a peu pres demi-siecle] je me blessais souvent [Tom Sawyer et Huckleberry Finn etaient moins aventureux que moi]. Alors on me faisait des pansements avec de la resine ecrase ou du vernis. Par dessus on mettait des toiles d’araignees et on maintenait tout ca en place avec de bandes de drap dechires. C’etait plus efficace que les pansements des hoptitaux actuels.

    Pour la conjonctivite, on fait bouillir des feuilles de plantain, on laisse refroidir un peu et quand c’est tiede on se lave les yeux doucement avec. Repete trois ou quatre fois dans la journee ce traitement gueit la conjonctivite en 24 heures.

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      1. Mo ti log out depi Disqus e pa’nn geyn email pu sa reply la.
        Plantain (plantago major) enn plant ki resamble bred de sinn [aka bred moutard] inpe- me so fey pli lis e li pena tiz.

        Li oriziner l’Erop ek l’Azi me aster li fer parti medsinn herbal tu kontinan. Ena li buku dan Curepipe. Mo panse ena li partou dan Moris

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      2. Ah, merci mo bouzwaa!

        Ti-éna enn lott lerrb sovaz ki montré dan enn top porgam tv (“Dan nou Morris”: bann zénéss fér lé-tour Moris dan enn loto Morris minor rouz) ki ti extra éfikass kontt bann zaff (aphte) dan la-bouss – nek éna pou kraz féy-la dan la-mé mém, roul-roul li couma enn ti poulia ek frott-frott lor zaf-la. Par azar ou ti pou konné ki plantt sa?

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  2. …ce traitement guerit la conjonctivite en 24 heures. Et je l’utilise toujours. Pour mettre de accents aigus sur mon clavier: pas de remede

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  3. I am prone to stiff neck and joints very often: Voltarene (gel or caps) works fine for me.

    What I’ve tried also is to heat up the pillow and use it to rest immediately afterwards: the warmth will relax all your neck muscles and joints, and you rise as new next morning! Else, use a “bouillotte” for longer period of warmth… But NEVER go for a traditional massage on joints: you may end up leaving there feet first… If the stiffness persists, let the doctor decide when and where you can get a professional massage (kinésithérapeute) or chiropractor (very few professionals available here in Dodoland in this domain: beware).

    Other natural remedies that I have seen working (mostly on myself or my babies) include:
    – ginger: excellent against nausea, especially useful when medication are forbidden during first 3-4 months of pregancy
    – bomdipérou (baume du Pérou): crushed leaves mixed into some honey as makeshift cough syrup for babies: very good.
    – huile de camomille: perfect for massaging babies. And if it’s good for babies it can’t be bad for adults, so use it liberally on skin dryness after bath, and prepare to say ‘wow’…
    – aloe vera pulp (direct from the plant): as post-shaving mask for those who are intolerant to cosmetics: incredible!!! or if you suffer from acidic reflux, simply swallow some pieces of the pulp: tastes like paper glue but works wonders.
    – feuille de myrhe (féy mirtt): excellent on sore throats after gargling with infusion of leaves.
    – citronella: as infusion (usually combined with ginger or “saffran vert”) against coughing. Or plant it just outside your window and say adieu to all mosquitoes
    – neem tree / lila de perse: many, many things it does. but best of all: its leaves are a major insect repellent, and when boiled with bath water, excellent on fungi/mushroom-prone feet/body parts

    Am eager to read from you people now…

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    1. Bien dit.

      For homeopathy and the pseudo-science things, I completely agree:
      their proponents use psycho-babble (like Deepak Chopra) to sell complete
      bullshit to impressionable people taken as cash-cows.

      But I understood from “remède de grand-mère” the fact that there are some items traditional medicine that are known to be effective since ages. That’s what people resorted to in the absence of formal medical help in their times. And you Mrs Panchoo, if you are planning to conceive any time soon, ginger is effective in the first few months, trust me, I’m a young man, not an old illeterate woman… 🙂

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  4. Here is another video –

    Your grandmothers are not pharmaceutical researchers or medical doctors. They are uneducated old women.

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  5. If its still paining get yourself a massage with ecalyptus oil..massage should start from your temple, go round your neck and slowly down to your spinal cord.. zat should relieve the pain..Massage should be done gently and in circular movements..learnt that from my granma..

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  6. You will know about the real importance of
    “Remedes de grand mere” when your gonna have babies. I’ve just become dad and believe me dude, these curing methods really helps ( in some cases ) and most of the time with no side effects.

    If you think that a pharmacy at home will help you cure your baby of 12 DAYS…! Then go for it.

    Also concerning these methods, some tend to exaggerate on trying to kind of prove its effectiveness. But i don’t blindly follow them.

    E.g What to do if you have a sore throat??
    Have some hot milk with “safran en poudre” OR strepsils and becham cold and flue?

    I do both, coz safran in milk won’t kill me.

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