Aluminum foil is found in every household, due to its multiple uses, from cooking to saving food leftovers. However, this simple item can be also used to fight off fatigue, soothe joint pain, and other health issues. If you are interested in learning more about its uses, read on.
1. Fights Off Fatigue Instantly
Aluminum foil successfully fights fatigue and insomnia. According to Health Digest, doing the following treat provides almost instant results!
Cut a few aluminum foil strips and keep them refrigerated for 2-4 hours. Then, apply them onto the face, including the cheeks and the eyelids. Leave them on until you feel the muscles relaxed and them take them off.
2. Soothes Painful Joints
Aluminum foil is a good tool against sciatica pain, heel pain, gout, arthritis, and joint pain. simply wrap the foil around the affected area and cover with a bandage to secure the area. Leave it on overnight and take it off in the morning. Repeat the procedure every night for two weeks or until the pain subsides.
Note: Make a 2-week break after the first two weeks of application and then repeat the treatment, if needed.
3. Soothes Burns
This method provides amazing results, which is the reason why the Wisconsin University has even encouraged doctors to wrap fresh burns with aluminum foil.
For optimal results, wash the burned area with cold water and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply a thun layer of ointment, put gauze over, and wrap it all up with aluminum foil. Secure with a bandage and leave it on until the pain subsides.
4. Treats Phantom Pain
This term refers to unexplained pain or pain which occurs due to a recent amputation surgery. Simply put, it`s a pain that feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there. To alleviate phantom pain, wrap aluminum foil around the affected area and secure with a bandage. Take it off when the pain goes away.
5. Helps Get Rid of Pesky Cold
Wrapping the feet in 5-7 layers of aluminum foil and leaving them on for about an hour eliminates the annoying cold in no time. When done with this process, take the foil off, allow the feet to breathe for a few hours, and then repeat the procedure.