Stuffy nose: Drink 1 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish mixed with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. Horseradish produces quick mucus release, and the lemon juice cuts the sting of the horseradish. Drink it quickly for fast relief.
Gum pain: Rub a few whole cloves on the afflicted area. It won’t help deep pain, but it will help surface pain.
Fever blisters: Mix a little cold milk and 1/2 tablespoon of crushed, dried lemon balm to make a thick paste. Apply to fever blisters, wait ten minutes, and rinse with warm water, Repeat several times each day until the blisters have dried up.
Indigestion: Sip a cup of peppermint tea. Peppermint contains menthol, which is a mild anesthetic and will calm the muscles in your stomach and esophagus.
Achy joints: Soak your hands in a few tablespoons of fresh rosemary mixed with very warm water. Rosemary is a natural anti-inflammatory, and warm water helps improve circulation.
For menstrual cramps: Drink up to three cups of peppermint tea in eight hours to relieve cramps and bloating.
Bad breath: Chew on spearmint or parsley leaves.
Joint pain: Drinking turmeric tea daily can ease joint pain better than aspirin or ibuprofen. Turmeric works by shutting down COX-2, the enzyme that produces pain-triggering hormones.
For insomnia: Drink a cup of rosemary or orange bergamot tea one hour before turning in.
For mild dehydration: Add 1 cup of fresh spearmint or peppermint to a quart of cold water. Stir and refrigerate for 4 hours, Strain out the herb and drink.
Sore throat: Add 1 tablespoon of chopped, fresh sage to 1/2 cup hot water. Let it stand for 30 minutes, strain out the sage and gargle.
Mild stress: Sip your way to calm. Enjoy two cups of lemon balm tea daily. Proven to make it easier to keep your cool under stress. Add 1 tablespoon fresh or dry lemon balm to the tea pot, add 1 cup boiling water, steep, strain and enjoy.
~ Blessed be, sweet ones.
~ Meadow Walker