Home recipes for herbs, teas and oils - Natural Beauty and Family Health
Herbal Remedies - Comfrey Oil
When our grandmothers needed to attend to the bumps, bruises, fevers and other illnesses their family suffered, they didn't have a corner drugstore. Instead these good women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well stocked with herbal remedies. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in the fields and woods surrounding their homes. There is a growing awareness of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs into our modern lives. This home herbal remedy collection is my own small way of working to preserve the knowledge of my grandmother and yours for future generations. It is grounded in my desire to explore the natural world of plants and live a simpler and healthier life.
- Allergies and Asthma Seasonal allergies making you miserable?
Allergies occur when your immune system over-reacts to substances such as pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, foods (e.g., wheat, peanut, milk), latex, and drugs. Asthma, Hay fever, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis or atopic rhinitis are all related to allergies.
There are many time tested herbal treatments that may bring you some relief.
Relaxing with aromatherapy releases the emotions and encourages good chemistry. Intimate, relaxing massage with essential
oil synergies will awaken the senses and establish trust in the context of a
Don't be fooled by synthetics! Mainstream commercial aromatherapy products often contain inferior essential oils, or synthetic chemical fragrances that, while they may smell pleasantly, have no health benefits at all. In fact many are toxic. You can get the best value by buying quality, pure essential oils, and vegetable, nut and fruit oils. By following simple directions for use, make your own personal care, and home care products.
Cardio Herbal heart care treatment has its focus on prevention. Herbs that lower blood cholesterol, prevent the clumping of blood platelets, shrink plaques, and expland or dilate arteries and all useful. Herbal tonics strengthen the heart in general, especially herbs that improve engergy metabolism within the heart. See your health care provider to evaluate any undiagnosed chest pain.
Arthritis There are two main forms of arthritis, rheumatoid (an
immune system disorder) and osteo (wear and tear). Other inflammatory and rheumatic
conditions that share many of the same symptoms are gout,fibromyalgia, and
lupus. No matter what type of arthritis you may have, they all have pain, fatigue
and inflammation in common.
Eastern Traditions Explore the rich traditions of Chinese, Ayuvedic and other Eastern herbal medicines.
Botanical Beauty : Natural beauty comes from nature not labs and factories.
There are many over-the-counter, mass produced, personal care products that can be replaced with a few basic ingredients using these old fashioned remedies for personal care.
Detoxification Depurative or detoxifying herbs help cleanse waste and toxins from our body. These herbs and are a staple of traditional herbal medicine and provide support for liver and kidney functions.
Colds, Cough and Flu Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine
chest with a ready supply of herbs that are antibacterial,
as well as those that help reduce fevers, break
up congestion,quiet coughs, and soothe
aches and pains.
Healthy Lifestyle: Natural ways to improve your health and treat chronic lifestle conditions with natural herbal remedies. Lower cholesterol, blood sugar, lose weight and improve nutrition.
Diet/weight Loss The best way to avoid gimmicks and false promises is to buy pure, organic bulk herbs and make your own weight loss teas from them. Not only will you be assured of quality and freshness, but you can fine tune your diet formula to suit your own unique metabolism.
Digestive System The process of digestions helps your body turn food into energy. Technically, indigestion means not being able to properly digest your food. This covers everything from heartburn, sour stomach, acid reflux, nausea and vomiting, and gas that causes flatulence, burping and bloating. Poor digestion can lead to weight gain, insomina, and any number of health problems that may have their root causes in poor nutrition.
Kitchen Medicine Herbs can be thought of as food or medicine. You already have a powerful natural home health remedies in your kitchen. Culinary herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme not only add taste to foods, they make the food you eat better for you. They add micro nutrients and vitamins, digestive enzymes and great taste to any meal.
Emotional health Anxiety,stress and tension, panic attacks, and depression. Western medicine draws an unnatural line between emotions and physical illness, when no such line exists in the body/mind.
First Aid Natural Herbal Salves and Balms: Home remedies for bruises, burns, bleeding. Knowing how to use simple home remedies for healing and disinfecting cuts and
scrapes an important part in taking care of your family and yourself. Once you determine
an injury doesn't merit a trip to the emergency room for stitches, you can break
out your home herbalist kit.
Green Home Today people are increasing aware of the effects of our modern, disposable lifestyle on our personal health, and the toxic effects on the our personal environment, and the planet. Herbs and other natural substances can replace the chemicals we use to clean our homes, control pests, and care for our pets.
Infections are caused by bacteria, fungus and by viruses. They can affect organs like the kidney, bladder, and hinder the healing of wounds, cuts and skin abrasions. The respiratory system including the lungs and sinuses are affected by cold and flu viruses. Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
Libido Herbs work to enhance libido for both men and women. Nautal remedies to nourish your overall health and enhance your sense of well-being.
Stress and Longevity: A relaxed state of mind and spirit in integral to how you feel physically. These are the herbs that nourish, protect and strengthen our bodies, mind, and spirits. Herbs and plants provide vital nutrition and micronutrients should be made part of a healthy diet for a long life.
Pain Relief : Chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying imbalance, and it is important to address that imbalance as well as try to find ways to lessen the pain. Inflammation is present in most chronic pain conditions.
Personal Care with home remedies. Learn How to use natural remedies to replace expensive store bought items for personal conditions: Bad breath, Lice, Varicose Veins, Warts, Incontinence
Mens Health Herbs of special interest to men: Alopecia, prostate health and herbs for a healthy libido.
Natural, organic skin care: The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the first line of defense, and is responsible for elimination of fully one quarter of the body's toxins. Conditions such as eczema , psoriasis, and acne reflect imbalance in the body as a whole...
Seasonal Herbs. Special herbs and remedies for the Christimas holidays, spring tonics, thanksgiving and summer specialties.
Weight Loss The best way to avoid gimmicks and false promises is to buy pure, organic bulk herbs and make your own weight loss teas from them. Not only will you be assured of quality and freshness, but you can fine tune your diet formula to suit your own unique metabolism.
Wise Womans Way: Women over the centuries have used herbal remedies safely and effectively. This tradition is the wise woman's way. Herbs are used in women's health to regulate hormones, reduce water retention, elevate mood, and reduce pain and cramping and are used to treat menstrual problems such as PMS, heavy bleeding, skipped periods, excessive bleeding, and menopause. Pregnancy and natural childbirth are also supported by ancient herbal remedies.