You heard it right. My grandmother considers this to be the most powerful way to fight off temperature and cure infections. What you need to do is just soak a pair of socks in vodka and put them on. Then put a pair of woollen socks on top of the vodka socks and go to bed. By the morning, the vodka socks should be dry and you should be free of fever. Grandma also says that a whole-body vodka rub is good for achy muscles so maybe instead of a massage, couples can give each other tension relieving vodka rubs on a special occasion. Woolen socks can be found at almost any handicraft shop in Estonia, so stock up if you want to give this remedy a try.
Goose fat chest rub
I asked my grandma where one would get goose grease and she said that "some people sell it at the market," meaning old ladies from local forest farms who set up little stands in small towns. I remember these rubs from when I was a kid, it's basically like the Vicks of the old times. Apparently, it is used for the exact same symptoms as well — to open up the chest and help with a cough. Nowadays, you can get a properly packaged version at most any pharmacy in town.
Hot foot bath
This one is so simple and an absolute killer when fighting off a cold. I remember receiving this treatment a lot as a kid. How this works is that you make yourself a foot bath as hot as you can handle and keep your feet in it until the water starts feeling cooler, which means about 30 minutes or so. After that, put on some warm socks and go to bed. When doing this for a few nights in a row, you should feel better in no time. A hot foot bath isn't recommended when you have a temperature though, as it might make the fever worse. So use this remedy with simple cold symptoms like a runny nose and a cough. Grandma says she adds ground mustard to make this bath a super-duper cold-fighter but you can also add Epsom salt for further healing properties.
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