Whether you have a head cold, an upset stomach, or an itchy rash, fast (cheap!) relief may be sitting on your kitchen shelf. True, some home remedies are simply old wives' tales, but others have stuck around for generations because they actually work, says Philip Hagen, M.D., preventive medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic. Try grabbing one of these healing ingredients to ease that minor ailment.
Old Wives Tale: When peeling an apple, peel all in one piece from top to bottom (it has to be the whole peel) and then throw the peel over your left shoulder. When it lands on the floor look for a shape of a letter - it will be the letter of your future husband.