Select an herb to infuse with the honey. Use delicate herbs such as rose petals, chamomile or lavender for a mild flavor; — rosemary, mint or thyme for a stronger flavor. If you prefer a citrus flavored honey, use the zest of a grated orange or lemon.
You’ll need a small glass jar with a lid, and a muslin bag or tea bag. Fill the bag with your herb of choice and tie the ends together to secure the bag. Place the bag on the bottom of the jar and slowly pour in enough honey to cover the bag. Place the lid on the jar and set the jar in a warm area. The kitchen is a good choice. After a week, taste the honey. If the flavor is strong enough, scoop out the bag, or leave it in if a stronger flavor is desired.
Some herb/honey combinations include grated lemon and fresh or dried thyme; grated orange zest and spearmint; or lavender and rose petals. The herb-infused honey will keep indefinitely.
It’s both an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial spice, and should be a part of your home pharmacy.
Stomach soother: Cinnamon contains catechins, which may help ease nausea. Add about 1 teaspoon cinnamon bark to a cup of boiling water. Steep and drink.
Foot aid: To kill mild athlete’s foot fungus, soak your feet in cinnamon water. Add 2 cinnamon sticks to a foot tub, pour in very warm water and soak for ten minutes.
Pain reliever: Recent studies have shown cinnamon can provide relief from mild headache or muscle pain. Cinnamon bark inhibits prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that contributes to muscle contractions. Drink cinnamon tea a few times a week or add ground cinnamon to cooked foods such as baked goods, sweet potatoes, or oatmeal and other hot cereals. Or use a cinnamon stick to stir your herbal tea.
All natural skin toner
This toner will help tighten skin and kill bacteria that often leads to outbreaks of pimples.
Clean skin — one that is free of harsh chemicals and other additives — is healthy skin. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap to gently wash your face. Rinse and pat dry with a soft paper towel (most cloth towels are too rough or have residue of laundry detergent or fabric softener in them).
Mix 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried mint, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup distilled water. Stir and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Strain out the solids and add the toner to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, apply to skin daily using a cosmetic pad.
Good to know
Top ten most powerful and natural antibiotics: apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, horseradish root, onion, hot peppers, oregano oil, turmeric, Echinacea herb, raw honey, colloidal silver.
Blessed be – sweet ones.
~ Meadow Walker
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