Herbal Pharmacy

Horseradish Lemon

Heal Thyself…

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

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3 Comments on Herbal Pharmacy

  1. Jack Sherman // November 7, 2014 at 8:04 am // Reply

    Modern medicine is little more than a synthetic form of basic herbs used centuries earlier..

  2. Jack,
    Hi, Thanks for the comment. I agree completely with you. Modern medicine is no more than a synthetic form of true herbal medicine. For instance look at willow bark. Used for centuries to reduce fever. Bayer produced the first aspirin made from willow bark in the early 1900’s. Crude at first, and later in modern synthetic form. But, they used willow bark for the first patented tablets.

    You may be interested in a book Tales From the Medicine Trail. It’s written by the “medicine hunter” Chris Kilham. I bought the book years ago, and I believe it’s still available from Amazon.com. The book is about ancient wisdom and herbal secrets from shamans, herbalists, mystics and yogis. I’m sure you would find the book fascinating. Thanks again for your comment. Please visit the blog as often as you like. You are most welcome here.

    Meadow

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