Monday, November 19, 2012
The amazing Medicine chest never ends
Appetite Suppressant Inhalant
15 drops Bergamot oil
10 drops Fennel oil
Drop the bergamot and fennel oils in small glass bottle with airtight cover; gently turn bottle over or roll between your hands to blend. Inhale directly from container as needed.
University of Michigan's Migraine Cure
U of M has this cure when you get a migraine. Have tried it many times and it works. Have given it to others who have also come back to me saying it was the best cure they ever had. Congrats U of M.
1 chocolate candy bar
1 (100) cal Coke ( yes it has to be coke and not diet)
Take all together. Will feel better amazingly fast
Headache Relief Pots
These Pots are great for traveling or keeping in your purse for those sudden headaches. If not needed for headache this also makes a great liquid bandage. Just apply over injury.
How to use: Apply to your temples and take deep breaths.
2 oz Beeswax
3 oz Shea Butter
4 oz Olive Oil
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Lip Balm containers or small jars
If you can not get hold of Shea butter, then substitute the 3 oz of Shea butter with 1 extra oz of
beeswax and 2 oz of either a massage oil base like Apricot oil, or use sweet almond Oil.
Start by melting the beeswax and Shea Butter down in a double boiler method.
Once the bees wax is melted add all the oil's together including the lavender and eucalyptus oil.
Now add the mixture to small lip balm pots or miniature jam jars.
This recipe makes 9 oz of solid Headache relief balm.
Dry Inhalation Severe Cold relief
This is wonderfully refreshing if you have to be at work while your are experiencing the symptoms of a cold!
On a handkerchief place:
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops Clary sage essential oil
2 drops sweet orange essential oil
Hold the handkerchief about three inches from your face. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
This mix is also good on small cuts and scrapes. Make an extra bottle for a diaper bag or car medicine chest.
2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil
4 drops of Lavender
1 drop of Tea Tree
2 drops of Clary Sage
Mix in small clean dark glass bottle.
Apply with the tip of a cotton swab on the acne. for a large area use a cotton ball.
Fever Buster #1
Make a decoction of 2 teaspooons finely grated fresh gingerroot in 1 cup of water. Drink at least one
or two cups per day to reduce fevers
Fever Buster #2
Make a decoction of 2 teaspoons dried willow bark in 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink this to help relieve fevers.
Steep 2 teaspoons of meadow-sweet in 1 cup of water for about 15 minutes. This has salicin and is better than aspirin and easier on the stomach.
Allergic reactions to food, medicine, skin lotions, or pets, as well as extreme stress, can all trigger rashes.
Dry skin is another common problem, often worsened in winter when heated, UN-humidified indoor air makes us itch and peel. Eczema is a more miserable condition in which inflamed skin becomes red and forms scaly patches.
Some possible remedies:
Calendula: Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) goes to work against inflammation and infection. make an infusion by steeping 2 teaspoons of the flowers in 1 cup of water and apply it with a compress; or add the dried flowers to your favorite skin cream.
Stinging Nettle: If your itch is allergy related, take stinging nettle tablets or make an infusion with 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves or root in 1 cup of water. You can have 2 cups daily.
Safety First: Wear gloves and long sleeves if you haves your own nettle.
Ivy: The leaves of common English ivy (Hedera helix) contain saponins, which get soapy when they're mixed with water. Crush a handful of leaves to make a poultice.
Plantain: (Plantago major) is a mucilage-filled plant that forms a soothing emollient gel in water; it also fights inflammation and bacteria. Crush the leaves and apply them as a poultice.
Gotu kola: this herb (Centella asiatica) from India helps relieve the painful, scaly welts of psoriasis and promotes blood circulation, which can speed healing. Add the commercial tincture to an ointment or salve.
Or add 1/2 teaspoon of the dried Gotu kola leaves to
1 cup of water, and apply to skin as a compress
Eye Sties #1
For eye problems such as sties or inflammation,
use a compress soaked in anti-inflammatory hydrosols such as lavender, chamomile or rose water, a popular eyewash in the Middle East.
If hydrosols are not available, tea bags of chamomile or regular black tea provide a quick compress.
Steep them in warm water for a few minutes then place a tea bag over each eye and cover with a cloth
Eye Sties #2
Make a wash of 1 tsp boric acid and 4 cups water.
Bring to boil, dissolving the boric acid and allow to cool. Take the top 3/4 of the cooled liquid and put in a qt sterilized mason jar. Use with a cotton ball wiping fron the inside outward. use gloves and a fresh cotton ball for the other eye. Repeat as needed but not more frequent than 2 hours in between
Searing hot temperatures have a way of sapping the energy right out from one's body. The following energy potion can help replace this lost energy.
Brew pinches of mint and ginseng herbs
along with a green tea bag.
Steep for three minutes. Strain and serve over ice with lemon slices for a refreshing tonic.
In addition, you may wish to take Solomon's seal, Gotu Kola, and myrrh herbal supplement tablets to rev up flagging energy levels.
Once restored, seal the energy inside the body by taking a cool shower and rubbing a rosewater and glycerin solution into wet skin.
As you do so, visualize the energy vibrating just below the skin's surface. Carry this vision with you throughout the day.
Most importantly, make sure to drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its highest level.
My families recipes
¼ cup baking powder
1 TBLS salt
4-6 drops peppermint oil
Store in air tight container. To use Shake up and Just wet tooth brush and stick into Dry mix. Brush as usual. It not only cleans and whitens but the salt helps prevent sores or bacteria and mint freshens breath.
Dad's recipe for cold or sore throats
mix equal parts of honey, lemon juice, and whiskey
Give 1 tablespoon as needed. I've used that formula ever since - and it works marvelously. I usually use rum instead of whiskey Better taste.
Mom's Hand cream:
Lavender oil or orange oil
Cocoa butter cream in a jar
Put in a container , shake and use as needed
Mom's cure For arthritis:
Eat (10) ten bing cherries a day.
Takes about 2 weeks but if you do it everyday you will not be in pain
Arthritis # 2
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar in ¼ cut of cold water. Drink this in morning
and evening. Must be continues to really benefit.
Mix up a batch of witch hazel and add any herb or flower you like.
Mom used mint and put it in the fridge for a cool all over feeling on a hot day. Just put on a cotton ball or paper towel and rub it on.
Grannie's Fresh corn mask for dry skin
Grate corn from husk put into cheese cloth. Want to remove the husks to discard. Put the pulpy corn on face and leave until dry 15-20 minute. Rinse. The high protien and fat in the corn allows your skin to repair it’s self.
Grannie's Grape Mask
The pulp of wild grapes are another great face mask.
Squeeze out insides, remove seeds, mask or puree.
Put on face, leave on until dry and rinse.
Mashed apricots also make a good mask for dull skin.
Black head cleaner
¼ cup finely grated non- alkaline soap
¼ cup of almond meal
Store in air tight container
To use put some in a dish, make a loose paste with water Rub in with sponge in circular motion scrubbing it into pores. Rinse in warm then cold water. Use 2-3 times a day.
For Burdock anti-acne steam
Drop a hand full of dried burdock leaves, roots and burrs into two cups cold water, bring to a simmer, maintain heat for 4 minutes.Strain liquid into a glass or enamel pot which can be reheated several times in the next 15 minutes. Put a towel over your head and steaming pot. Note this will not get rid of acne but it’s healing and soothing properties will lessen swelling and inflammation
Burdock tea for blood disorders
1 oz of root in 3/4ths of a pint of water.
Simmer 15 minutes and steep for three hours. Drink a small cup full with honey twice a day..
Grannie's For poison ivy or oak
Take watermelon slice with about 1 inch of fruit on the shell and
rub in well. Let dry and remain on for 10 hours before showering.
Mom and Dad's Poison Ivy Treatment.
Wash all over with Fels Napha soap (Found in laundry isle) and wash your clothes in it also by melting 1/4 a bar in hot water and adding it to the laundry. It was gone in 1-2 applications
Goldenseal for eyes
Cleans, freshens and soothes inflamed eyes Mix
½ tsp powdered goldenseal into 1 cup hot water.
Steep 20 minutes and strain. Dip cotton balls into cooled solution and place over eyes. Leave on 15 minutes. Re-dip if needed.
Chamomile flowers done the same as above will sooth eye strain. As will chamomile tea bags moistened and place over eyes..
This recipe is from "Aromatherapy For Women" by Maggie Tisserand.
1 drop Peppermint Oil
1/2 teaspoon honey (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup hot water
Stir vigorously, and sip from the spoon
Simple Herbs: The Indigestion Cure
Adapted from Healthy Digestion, by David Hoffman, B.Sc., F.N.I.M.H. (Storey Books, 2000).
An upset stomach might seem like a small complaint in the grand scheme of health problems,
but it can really affect your quality of life. In other words, it’s a total bummer. Luckily there are some very easy, quick and completely drug-free ways to get relief.
Herbs to the rescue!
Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting.
Indigestion might be caused by a disease, but for most people it results from eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations.
Persistent indigestion calls for skilled medical diagnosis. Therapies from chiropractic adjustment to rolfing to psychological counseling often help. Diet is fundamental.
The traditional simple, or tea made from a single fresh remedy, is best for correcting indigestion. Use an herb that has a taste and aroma you like. Ideally, choose a plant you can easily cultivate, thus providing a steady supply of fresh leaves.
Chamomile, lemon balm, or peppermint
Make an infusion and drink a cup either just before or after meals; experiment to see which time produces the best effect.
Using the indigestion tea (above) and tincture formula (below) in conjunction will provide:
Anti-inflammatories (chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint)
Bitters to promote digestive secretions (chamomile, gentian)
Carminatives to reduce localized inflammation and muscular spasm (chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint
Nervines to help ease stress, anxiety, and tension (chamomile, valerian)
Combination Indigestion Tincture
Combine equal parts of the tinctures, up to ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) total, and take 10 minutes before each meal.
Caution Because indigestion can be a sign of, or mimic, a more serious disease, consult a doctor if you experience:
Vomiting, weight loss, or appetite loss.
Black, tarry stools or bloody vomit.
Severe pain in the upper right abdomen.
Discomfort unrelated to eating.
Shortness of breath, sweating, or pain radiating to the jaw, neck, or one of the arms.