Articles, Blog

16 STRANGE FOOD USES You Need to Know!

August 27, 2019

16 STRANGE Food USES You Need To Know! “If you’re new to the channel, please
hit that Red Subscribe button, and ring that notification bell to see more Fact Queen videos.” 16. Cabbage Bandage
Cabbage leaves are also known as healing wraps. For centuries, people have been wrapping cabbage
leaves around parts of the body, providing a whole load of benefits. When cabbage leaves are wrapped around skin
irritations such as acne and insect bites, they provide relief. Cabbage contains loads of vitamins and phytonutrients. It also has anti-inflammatory properties,
thus making it effective in the treatment of pain and discomfort. Simply wrap the affected areas with layers
of warm cabbage leaves for at least one hour. They can be used as often as needed. When unwrapped, the pain reduces without side
effects. 15. Cucumber Eraser
Cucumbers to remove crayon marks on walls? Well, sure. Some kids express their inner graffiti artist
by exploiting your walls instead of paper canvases. It happens. Painting over the crayon marks might seem
like a good idea. But (and, if you have a repeat offender in
the house), paint can get expensive and is time consuming. Thankfully, cucumber peels have been used
to deal with wall stains. Just rub the cucumber peels on all the crayon
stains and they should come right off. Now you can save on cleaning products and
paint. 14. Turmeric Makeup
Turmeric powder is sometimes used for customizing foundation makeup. Sadly, some foundations turn otherwise glowing
skin into ashy looking zombie flesh. Not a good look. If you’ve spent a pretty penny on such a
product, turmeric powder might save the day. The gorgeous actress, Thandie Newton, has
shared that anytime she is having a foundation crisis, she simply mixes some turmeric powder
with her tinted moisturizer to achieve the perfect look. 13. “Soda” Scrub
For most people, baking soda represents fluffy breads and sweets. But, the versatile leavening agent has also
been long known as a cleaning agent, and for good reason. It can be used to remove stubborn stains from
baking pans, bathtubs, tile floors, and more. Give your BBQ grill a scrub a dub with the
stuff, and you’ll thank me later. Add baking soda to your laundry for cleaner
and brighter clothes. Place boxes in the refrigerator and freezer,
since it’s a natural odor neutralizer. It’s a great way to clean without added
chemicals. And since it’s not expensive, you can keep
several boxes on hand. 12. Coffee Fertilizer
Perk up your plants with coffee grounds. After brewing a cup of “joe”, give your
plants a pick-me-up. Instead of dumping the grounds, dump the grounds
in the ground. Coffee grounds contain several minerals that
are essential for plant growth – nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, etc. They have also been known to attract worms
to soil, which can aid in lawn aeration. 11. Lemon Manicure
Fresh lemons are for more than thirst quenching and meat tenderizing. Using lemon juice on your nails can save you
money by foregoing a trip to the manicurist. Just squeeze the fruit juice into a cup of
warm water, and soak your digits for a few minutes. As you’re enjoying the fresh scent, clean
the nail and cuticle areas. As a bonus, take the leftover lemon peel and
buff back and forth against your nails. This action will keep them nice and shiny
all day. 10. Milk Polish
Milk for polishing silverware? Why not? If your milk goes sour before you polish it
off, polish the silver. Seek out silverware that’s starting to show
its age. If you don’t have sour milk readily available,
some added vinegar should do the trick. Soak the old silverware in sour milk for about
thirty to forty minutes, to loosen the tarnish. Wash the utensils well with soap and warm
water. Buff with a soft cloth, and, voila! 9. Vinegar Feet
Vinegar is an excellent treatment for athlete’s foot and foot odor. Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection
that affects the toes. The skin area between the toes turns red,
itchy, and in some cases, they peel. Research has shown that of all common food
preservatives, vinegar has the most potent antifungal properties. In order to treat athlete’s foot with vinegar,
soak your feet for about 15 minutes in a vinegar bath. Repeat this action daily until the infection
is completely cleared. If you are battling foot odor, vinegar can
also help by attacking the bacteria that are causing your feet to smell. In this case, you should wash your feet with
soap and water before you soak them in a vinegar bath. 8. Honey Kissed Skin
Honey has many talents. It is a wonderful sweetener, no doubt. It is also great for skin and hair. And can aid in fading new scars, too. In its natural form, honey is what you get
when enzyme activity, plant matter, and living bacteria come together to create a powerful
ingredient. When honey is mixed with other natural ingredients
found in the kitchen, it becomes arguably the cheapest and most effective beauty ingredient. Honey is often a base product for skin moisturizing
products, but it could also work when used raw. Just swab it on your skin and leave it for
about twenty minutes before rinsing it off. If this action is repeated regularly, you
can say goodbye to acne, clogged pores, loose skin and dry skin. Honey is also great for evening out your skin’s
complexion. 7. Calming Coconut
Coconut oil can give soothing relief for eczema. When the skin is exposed to microbial agents
that it is allergic to, it starts to flare up. This flaring is what is commonly referred
to as eczema. Coconut oil contains a nutritious fatty acid/lipid
called Lauric acid (also found in breast milk). Lauric acid contains monolaurin, which is
an antimicrobial agent that fights against bacteria, fungi, yeast, viruses and other
pathogens. Do you see where I’m going with this? Coconut oil has the natural ability to penetrate
the skin efficiently, boost skin hydration, improve skin elasticity, fight itching, and
reduce the chances of infection. 6. Coffee Ground Scrub
Coffee grounds can act as a natural scrub if you prefer not to use chemicals for in-home
cleaning. Coffee grounds are abrasive, so they can aid
in removing dirt on hard-to-clean surfaces. Coffee grounds also have antibacterial and
antiviral properties that help sanitize utensils. 5. Eggshell Fertilizer
If you love gardening or keeping houseplants in your home, ground eggshells can be a great
supplemental fertilizer. Eggshells are composed mostly of calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is an important mineral
to plants, as it aids in building healthy cell walls. If you want to get the most out of your eggshells,
grind them very finely and combine them with other organic matter (think compost). Mix it thoroughly into the soil, and watch
all your houseplants thrive. On their own, the nutrients in egg shells
are not sufficient for plant growth. However, they supplement your regular fertilizers
just fine, and they keep you from wasting valuable nutrients from organic materials. As an added bonus, the water used to boil
eggs can be used as liquid fertilizers. After preparing your hard-boiled eggs, allow
the water to cool and then pour a few cups onto your plant soil. 4. Rice Dryer
Save wet electronics with uncooked rice. Yes, it needs to be uncooked. Rice can help you save your electronics that
have been exposed to liquids. This is largely due to rice’s high ability
to absorb moisture. If, and when, you drop your electronic gadgets
or cell phone in water; remove the battery as quickly as you can, and mop up the excess
liquid with a dry cloth. Next, just bury the electronic device in a
bag or bowl of rice grains for one or two days. If you’re not sure about this, test it on
your table salt. If salt tends to clump from humidity, add
rice grains to the shaker, and you’ll be a believer. 3. Cooking Oil Conditioner
Using vegetable oil is a cheap, easy way to treat dry, damaged hair. It’s not just for the deep fryer anymore. It’s also effective for treating hair that
has been damaged from excessive use of hair relaxers, chemical dyes, sun and environmental
damage. Vegetable oil has also been confirmed to treat
dandruff, scalp irritation and mild cases of hair loss. To give your hair a sleek, silky feel, warm
up some oil just a bit and apply directly to your hair. Caution, use it sparingly at first, then add
more as needed. Too much oil could leave you looking more
like John Trvolta in Grease, than a hair model fresh from the salon. 2. Marshmallow Sponge
Use marshmallows to keep brown sugar soft. While it is fantastic to have brown sugar
in your pantry at all times, storing it long term usually poses a problem. Once the seal is broken, brown sugar’s hardening
process seems to take control immediately. That soft, delicate sugar starts morphing
into something more resembling concrete than billowy, tender granules. To stop that madness before it begins, simply
place a few marshmallows in with the brown sugar before you reseal the bag. The ability of marshmallows to hold moisture
for long periods in nearly any condition, will ensure that your brown sugar stays soft
for as long as possible. Try it and report back in the comments. Did you have to use the ice pick, or did the
marshmallows do the trick? Let us know! 1. Peanut Butter Shine
Peanut butter makes a pretty decent leather cleaner when the real deal is not available. That tasty, gooey gunk contains natural oils
that will help clean and shine anything leather (Yeah, even shoes!). Peanut butter could do in a pinch, when there’s
no time to buy special polishes. It works on all sorts of leather such as a
dull couch, chairs, or even your shoes. Rub a small amount of creamy peanut butter
onto the dull surface using “wax on, wax off” circular motions in true “Mr. Miyagi”
fashion. Then, using a soft cloth, buff away any excess,
and expose a rich, lustrous shine. Have you tried any of these? Or, do you have any of your own strange food
uses? Share your favorites in the comments. “Please hit Like, click Subscribe, and comment
below, if you’d like to help us grow and bring you more Fact Queen content! Thanks for watching!”

No Comments

Leave a Reply