The Most Powerful Amish Home Remedies You’ve Never Heard Of

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The Most Powerful Amish Home Remedies You’ve Never Heard Of

Our faith in conventional medicine is strong, with many of us running to the pharmacy at the first sign of discomfort. This, however, was not always the case. Home remedies have been used throughout the vast majority of human history. Here are some you’ve probably never heard of before.

The Amish are a great example of how natural products like plants and herbs can be used to treat ailments.

While the Amish are not always opposed to conventional medicine, they prefer natural medicine and have relied on natural products to treat health conditions for generations.

The Amish can teach us many interesting and useful home remedies, some of which you may not have heard of before.

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Many of these treatments are still used today and serve as the foundation for conventional medicine. Here are some Amish cures that you can use to heal yourself without going to the doctor or pharmacy, as there may come a time when this is not possible.

Headaches Can Be Relieved by Potatoes

Even the best of days can be ruined by a bad headache. People all over the world suffer from headaches. While some headaches develop gradually, others strike without warning.


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Many people use a strange old remedy to treat headaches, and all you need is a few potatoes.

Potatoes have been used for centuries to treat headaches and migraines in almost every culture, from drinking potato juice to applying potato slices to your face.

This is still a common practice among the Amish community today, and it is one of the remedies that many swear by.

Potato juice contains a significant amount of potassium, which is thought to be effective in combating headache pain. However, because drinking potato juice is unpleasant, many people will be unwilling to try it.

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Eat a baked potato instead to quickly absorb much-needed potassium. Alternatively, you could apply a few slices to your face and temples.

There are so many fascinating and natural ways to treat ailments among the Amish that listing them all would be impossible. However, there are a few more that should be mentioned.

To relieve pain anywhere in the body, take 14 cups of powdered poke root and roast it. Apply the material to the bottom of the feet after adding enough water to make a thick paste.


Mix 1 teaspoon of gelatin in a cup of cold water to relieve insomnia. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes before adding hot water and stirring until dissolved.

After dinner, mix 2 teaspoons in a glass of milk or water to help you sleep.

Corns and bunions:

To treat corns and bunions, place onion slices on your feet and wrap them in bandages overnight. Another remedy suggests soaking onions and old bread in strong vinegar.

Vinegar is used for a variety of purposes in Amish communities, including the treatment of foot odors. Some Amish people believe that soaking your feet in 12 cups of vinegar and water a few times a week will kill odor and bacteria. Some people recommend adding a teabag as well.


To relieve toothache pain, place a piece of cotton soaked in vanilla on the sore tooth.

Stomach Pain:

To relieve stomach pain, combine 2 tablespoons vinegar and 12 teaspoon salt in a quart of water. To ward off stomach bugs, drink as much of this liquid as you can in one day.

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These are but a few of the most powerful Amish home remedies you’ve never heard of, do a little research and find out how many more there are to be found.

Knowing how to treat ailments naturally without the need for a hospital is a valuable practice and skill.

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About the Author: CHRIS J FRIESEN

Hey, my name is Chris. I am a gym owner, personal trainer, Certified Krav Maga Instructor, and passionate bushwacker, survivalist and prepper. I've been living on my 60 acre homestead in rural Canada for the last 24 years with my wife, 3 kids, 4 dogs and 5 cats. I spend much of my time gardening, raising chickens and other livestock, hunting, and honing my bushcraft skills. When I’m not working on one of my many projects, I enjoy relaxing in my hottub with a glass of good bourbon...