Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Helping your Immune system

Immune System Cocktail

 3 carrots, 1 orange, 1 apple and half a beet prepare a fresh juice every day.


Immune system foot bath

Add 1-2 tbsp. of ground mustard seeds to a warm footbath. After about 10 minutes remove your feet from the bath and put on wool socks. This will help to mobilize your immune system's defenses.


Winter Immunial booster

This blend is said to strengthen the immune system against colds and flu.

Mix 20 drops of Sandalwood in 3 oz. of base oil. Sweet Almond, Grapeseed and Safflower oils are
some more to try

Use as a massage oil. Massage feet before bed put on socks and go to sleep.


Hawaiian Get away bath

Can't get away to Hawaii let the feeling come to you with this wonderful excape bath while recieving these added bonuses:
~Coconut Oil for Health and Vitality - Antiviral, Antimicrobial and antiprotozoal functions.

Apricot oil is helpful in massage as a sedative or antispasmodic, to give relief from strained muscles. It also has demulcent — or soothing — properties. Useful in healing wounds and expelling worms, apricot oil is also useful as a general tonic. It benefits all skin types, due to its emollient properties, and is easily absorbed because of its texture. Helpful in relieving the itching and swelling associated with eczema, it is also excellent for facial massage.

Mango's Health Benefits:
- effective digestive aid
- has a high fiber content
- protects the heart
- keeps cholesterol low
- moisturizes dry skin
- boasts a high count of antioxidant carotenoids

1/8 cup canola oil
1/8 cup apricot oil
10 drops mango oil
10 drops coconut oil
10 drops gardenia oil

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Bottle until ready for use.
To use: Add to warm running water as you fill your bath tub

Allergy inhaling tea

Do not drink, this is strictly for inhaling.

1/4 cup Peppermint Leaf
1/4 cup Mullein Leaf
3 drops Camphor pure essential oil

Take the largest stain steel sauce pan that is available, and place 8 cups of water into the sauce pan. Bring to a slight boil, then remove from Heat.

Add all ingredients, and inhale aroma. Do not drink, this is strictly for inhaling.


Dragons Ale (For colds and Flu

4 Cups Brandy
1 Tablespoon Crushed Peppermint Leaves
1 Cup Honey
1 teaspoon Sage
1 Tablespoon Orange Rind
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Whole Cloves
2 or 3 Eucalyptus leaves
Juice of ½ Lemon

In a medium sized saucepan stir the brandy and honey over a low heat until the honey is dissolved. Mix the orange rind, cloves, Cardamom, lemon juice,peppermint leaf, sage, cinnamon, and eucalyptus leaves in a medium sized container. Add the brandy. Cover, let sit for 2 weeks. Strain. Store in sterilized glass bottles.

Take 1-2 teaspoons as needed. Yield: 5 cups


Breath Easy

The synergistic blend of these oils will help open airways, and disinfect the air around you. The anti bacterial and anti viral properties of each oil will help your bodies immune system to fight off any of those 'nasty' little germs!

Lemon - 5 drops
Pine or Fir Needle - 5 drops
Lavender - 5 drops
Spearmint - 5 drops

Mix these oils and then use in any diffuser.


Garlic Tea

1.Chop one clove of garlic finely. Fine chopping activates the allicin in garlic that is effective for fighting cold and flu viruses.

2.Add the chopped garlic to boiling water and allow to steep for several minutes.

3.Cool the tea before drinking. For best taste allow the tea to cool somewhat but don't drink it cold. The taste is best when slightly warm.

4.Drink one cup each day during the winter months or when cold and flu symptoms begin.

More natural antibacterials:

Propolis contains substances that prevent inflammation, strengthen the immune system and kill germs. Eat 10-20 drops of propolis tincture on half a slice of bread.

Freshly grated or chopped garlic, horseradish or onions, mistletoe extract, grapefruit-seed extract.

Keep the indoor humidity between 30 and 50 percent. This will protect the fine hairs that line the nose and act as a barrier to keep germs from penetrating the body.
Wash your hands often.


Healing Plants

To fight winter colds and flu, look to herbs with strong scents—rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, oregano, and others; their oils have immune-boosting antiseptic and antibiotic qualities.

• For relief from dry winter air, try a warm compress made from a decoction of cloves and gingerroot to clear sinuses.

To ease sore throats, make your own gargle by adding a teaspoon or two of cider vinegar, sage, chamomile, or lemon juice to warm water.

• For fever, take cayenne pepper (in food, broth, or tea) to warm the body, promote sweating, and enhance the body’s infection-fighting ability.

• Cinnamon toothpaste can be used for its antiseptic qualities to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Soak toothbrushes in mouthwash to
prevent colds from circululating.

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