Griep en Verkoue

Griep is ‘n baie aansteeklike virus en is baie erger as ‘n gewone verkoue. baie van die simptome van griep is baie dieselfde as die van verkoue maar verkoues is nie virusse nie.

Daar is vier hoof groepe griep virusse, hulle word A, B, C en D genoem. Onder die Groepe A en B val ook die gewone jaarlikse griep.

Die Groep A virusse is baie meer aansteeklik en onder die A groep is daar verdere verdelings in H (Hemaglutinin) en N (Neuramidase) – byvoorbeeld H1N1. Party sub tipes is baie meer gevaarlik vir jong kinders en ou mense.

Die Groep B virusse het nie sub tipes nie, maar word verdeel na aanleiding van familie en hoof tipes.

Jong kinders en ouer mense moet liefs die jaarlikse virus inspuiting ontvang omdat dit hulle beskerm teen die ergste simptome van die jaarlikse virus.

Boererate met betrekking tot infeksies is ook elders op hierdie webwerf, maar die beste raad vir verkoue en griep is om te rus en goed te hidreer (Bly by die huis, drink meer vloeistof tesame met bed rus).

Gaan sien onmidellik jou mediese dokter as daar ernstige simptome soos sukkel om asem te haal, of pyn voorkom.


If you may be suffering from anemia, the following traditional methods may help you:

  • If you regularly eat bananas that are low in salt, it can help to regulate your blood pressure. Make a milkshake of banana with milk and add honey. The banana calms and it will regulate the stomach while countering the risk of stroke. Together with the honey, it builds up your blood sugar while the milk soothes the stomach and hydrates the system of anemia.
  • Eat lots of liver.
  • Eat raisins regularly.
  • Eating black liquorice. Please note that it must be black because the others have too much sugar, and sugar lowers your blood pressure.
  • Use honey because it is a blood fortifier. The darker the honey, the more minerals it contains.
  • Grate 4 raw beetroot and put it in a jam jar. Pour 1 bottle of wine over it and stir well. Add a bottle of “Lennon’s Versterkdrubbels” and let it stand overnight. Pour it through a cloth and store the liquid in the refrigerator. Drink a quarter cup of the mixture, 3 times a day.


If you are struggling with calluses, you can do the following:

  • Soak your feet every night in hot water and dry them thoroughly. Apply yellow waghries to cloth and sprinkle table salt on it. Bind it your foot and go to be with it still on. Repeat the process until the callus is gone.
  • Pour 1 cup of salt in half a cup of kerosene. Shaking constantly, until it is resolved. Apply it in the mornings and night on the feet.
  • Grind a small bottle of aspirin pills like Disprins until they are fine. Mix it with 1 bottle odorless petroleum jelly. Apply it to the calluses mornings and nights.
  • Mix together in a bottle: 1 tablespoon of castor oil, 1 tablespoon of glycerin and 1 tablespoon of iodine. First soak your feet in warm water that contains baking soda. Dry your feet thoroughly.
  • Apply the mixture every morning and night to the feet, and the pain will soon disappear.
  • Apply Camphor to the calluses 3 times a day.
  • Apply vinegar 3 times a day.
  • After your bath at night, apply toothpaste on the calluses.
  • Use turpentine and spread it morning and evening on the calluses. They will dry and fall out.
  • Take the peel of a banana and cut it to the size of the callus. Place the inner part of the peel on the callus and cover it with a plaster. Make sure that the peel does not move and replace it after a few days.

Winter hands and athlete’s foot

If you experience problems with winter hands and athlete’s foot, you have a couple of solutions:

  • If it is ripe in the morning, you can walk barefoot in the frost and rub your hands on the grass where it is ripe. This helps for painful winter hands and athlete’s foot.
  • Pour half a cup of milk, juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of spirits and 1 teaspoon of glycerine in a bottle. Shake well so that it mixes. Apply it to the affected areas.
  • Buy “Circulation Formula” of Dr Vogel, “Emulsifying Ointment BP” or “Miracle Comfrey or Traxa”.
  • Buy empty capsules and fill them with Cayenne Pepper. Drink one on a daily basis.
  • Get a prescription for “paroven” pills from your doctor.
  • Make some cotton wool wet with “Lennon Witdulsies” and apply it. It will itch for a little while and then calm down.
  • Mix 1 bottle Turlington, 1 can “boorsalf”, 1 can zinksalf and the same amount of Vaseline as “boorsalf” and rub it on your feet.
  • Mix a small tin of Camphor Cream with 5 packets of Grandpa powder. Spread it 3 times a day on your hands and feet.
  • Mix wax and Parrafin 50/50. Apply it at night and in the morning.
  • Use milk ointment or olive oil and sugar. Rub it well and rinse off the sugar. Gently dry it and rub your hands until all the oil is absorbed.
  • Apply Turlington a few times a day.
  • Apply kerosene or turpentine to the affected areas.
  • Apply spirits, friar’s balsam and baby powder for the stickiness. Please note that this is going to burn, and it is not suitable for people who are allergic to seafood (iodine).
  • Mix 2, 500 gram jars acqueous cream, 50ml glycerine, 1 small bottle of odorless Vaseline and 100 grams of Johnson’s baby powder together. Apply it generously to the affected parts.


If you are struggling with warts on your body, the following may help:



1 Scratch the warts open and sprinkle fine table salt in it.
2 Make a piece of charcoal fine and mix it with fresh cream until it is creamy. Apply this to the wart 2 times per day.
3 Mix a little salt and vinegar. Spread it on the warts before you go to bed.
4 Spread peppermint drops, Jamaica ginger or Tee tree oil on the warts regularly.
5 Cut an onion or potato in half and rub it on the wart.
6 Take a cotton ball and dip it in vinegar. Tap it on the warts 3 times a day.
7 Paint the warts with clear nail polish. It suffocate the wart and it will die.
8 Take a thin slice of lemon and dip it in vinegar. Place it with a plaster on the wart and leave it overnight. Replace it every 5 days.<
9 Put “Krokasalf” (for sale at pharmacies) on. Use a plaster with holes and then you put a normal one on top. Leave it on overnight. If the wart is completely dead, scratch it with a knife, but be very careful. If it still hurts, repeat the process.