While there is no evidence that butter helps to soothe a burn, there are other home remedies that actually work. Most of the ingredients used are everyday items or food commonly found in our household. Be cautious, though, if you feel doubtful about any of these remedies.
1) Cloves to relieve a Cut - to prevent an infection, sprinkle powdered cloves on a cut. Cloves are rich in eugenol which is a known chemical to reduce pain and get rid of bacteria.
2) Vodka for Foot Stench - Vodka contains alcohol which is antiseptic and drying. it destroys odor causing fungus and bacteria and dries out the moisture that let these organisms grow.
3) Biting a Pencil to cure Tension Headache - when you are stressed or tensed, you subconsciously clench your jaw and teeth. This strains your muscles that connect your jaws to your temple. Put a pencil between but don't bite hard. You would automatically relax your jaw muscle to do this which would in turn reduce the headache.
4) Sugar for Hiccups - a tsp of sugar can help to stop a hiccup in minutes. The sugar helps to relax the nerve muscle in the diaphragm which reduces your hiccups.
5) Apples for Whiter Teeth - crunchy fruits act as natural toothbrushes which acts on our tooth enamel to remove stains. Plus, apples have a gentle malic acid to dissolve stains.
6) Baking Soda for UTI - at the first sign of UTI, drink a solution made with 1/4 tsp of baking soda mixed in 8 oz of water. If it's a mild UTI, it should clear up but if not continue this once everyday until you get to see your doctor. Baking Soda is alkaline which reduces bacteria's ability to multiply.
7) Papaya for Smoother Skin - papaya contains papain which dissolves the dead cells on your skin. Grind 2 tbsps of papaya with 1 tbsp of oatmeal let it sit on your skin for 10 mins. Wipe off or rinse. Do this twice a month for soft radiant skin. Good for sensitive skin since the papaya enzymes are gentle.
All these tips and more can be found in The Big Doctors Book of Home Remedies.