Uses for Tabasco Sauce
Uses For Tabasco Hot Sauce:
Applying Tabasco sauce to achy joints can actually help numb the pain due to arthritis because it acts as a topical anesthetic. If you happen to feel any burning from the Tabasco sauce you can try applying some toothpaste over the dried sauce. The toothpaste will not only stop the burning but can actually enhance the pain relief. (Note: Do not apply Tabasco sauce to any open cuts, scrapes or wounds.)
Like arthritis, Tabasco sauce can also work for a backache due to its numbing capabilities. Apply some Tabasco sauce to parts of the back that ache (make sure there are no open cuts or wounds). If you feel any burning sensation from the sauce, apply some toothpaste over the dried sauce.
Bee and Wasp Stings
Tabasco sauce can not only relieve the pain of a bee or wasp sting but can disinfect it as well. Be sure to remove stinger first, then apply Tabasco sauce to the stung area.
Applying Tabasco sauce to bruises can help numb the pain because it acts like a topical anesthetic. Just be sure not to apply to any open cuts or wounds. Cover the dried sauce areas with toothpaste if you feel any burning from the Tabasco sauce.
To keep cats from scratching wood furniture, try rubbing the furniture with some Tabasco sauce on a clean rag. The smell of the spices keeps cats away.
Colds or Flu
Combining Tabasco sauce in some tomato juice is a great way to relieve congestion in the sinuses, nose and lungs. Simply add between 10 and 20 drops of Tabasco to tomato juice and drink a few of these daily while sick.
You can also help clear out your respiratory tract by gargling with a glass of water that contains 10 to 20 drops of Tabasco sauce.
Originally created as a food enhancer, people have discovered many creative ways to use Tabasco sauce to spice up ordinary foods. Some food you might not have thought to try it on include: pizza, hamburgers, scrambled eggs, seafood sauces, and pasta dishes.
Because Tabasco sauce can be used as a topical anesthetic it works great for achy feet. Simply rub the sauce onto your feet for pain relief. If the sauce causes any kind of burning sensation, follow up by covering the dried sauce with some toothpaste which will not only take burn away, but can actually enhance the pain relief. Be sure not to apply Tabasco sauce to any open cuts or wounds.
Muscle pains can also be relieved by rubbing some Tabasco sauce on them. Cover with toothpaste if any burning sensation occurs and be sure to avoid putting in on any open wounds.
Applying some Tabasco sauce to nails is a great way to keep from biting your nails. Simply apply some sauce to nails using a Q-tip. The minute you unconsciously put your nails to your mouth – the tangy taste will remind you that you are trying to stop.
Neck Pain can also be relieved by applying some Tabasco sauce to the area which acts like a topical anesthetic. Follow up with toothpaste if you feel any burning sensation and be sure to avoid any open scrapes, cuts or wounds.
Tabasco sauce can bring a lot of relief to shingle sufferers with its anesthetic abilities. Simply spread the Tabasco sauce along the line of the blisters to help numb the pain. Cover the dried sauce with toothpaste if you feel any burning sensation on skin from the sauce but be sure not to apply the hot sauce to any open cuts or wounds.
If you are having a problem with squirrels ripping the bark from your trees, try applying some Tabasco sauce with a paint brush or cloth. This should keep them from returning.
Tabasco hot sauce can also help relieve toothache pain. Dowse a Q-tip with the sauce and apply to the gum that hurts. The Tabasco sauce acts like a topical anesthetic.