45. Lemon for Motion Sickness


A road trip might sound great, but we often overlook the little things, like motion sickness! Be sure to pack a good amount of lemons, as it is a great way to reduce car sickness. “Motion sickness causes you to produce excess saliva, which can upset your stomach and trigger a nauseated feeling,” Palinski-Wade said. “Sucking on a lemon, which causes your mouth to pucker from the sore taste, can reduce the production of saliva, which in turn can help prevent the nausea associated with it.”

44. Duct Tape for Warts

Duct Tape

Duct tape is one thing that many of resort to in times of desperation. Broken car bumper? Use duct tape. Home projects? Use duct tape. Got warts? Use duct tape. Yes, duct tape for warts. This low-tech method is endorsed by the American Academy of Dermatology and has research to back the claim up. While doctors aren’t precisely sure why it works so well, one study suggests that placing duct tape over warts was 25 percent more effective than freezing them–not to mention, much cheaper!

43. Petroleum Jelly for Wounds

Petroleum Jelly

There are many uses for petroleum jelly that often go unnoticed, but when it comes to using it for the skin, you might want to hold back on using it too often. “It is comedogenic, or acne-causing, and can lead to breakouts when used on the face and body,” Dr. Patel says. “It also makes sunburns worse by trapping in heat.” However, Dr. Patel does recommend one particular use for petroleum jelly: “I do no recommend petroleum jelly for all skin issues, but it can be helpful to occlude [or close up] a wound and can prevent infection,” she said. Studies all show that it’s effective in post-surgery healing.



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