Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

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Words By Amber McKynzie


In a time when all medicines weren’t readily available or affordable, the Black community found other ways to cure rashes, break fever and survive the common cold. Now, years later, those homemade remedies are still passed down from one generation to the next as if they were created just yesterday.


From popsicles to Robitussin, fever to headache, Black Enterprise takes a look at some of the most bizarre, life-saving remedies. And while some methods have never actually been scientifically proven to work, we dare you to tell your grandmother otherwise!

Words By Amber McKynzie

In a time when all medicines weren’t readily available or affordable, the…