Saturday, January 12, 2013

healing recipes

Healing potions: please ask a doctor before taking any herbs, different herbs will effect everyone differently...

Herbal Bath Tea:
2 cups water
4 tsp. Herb tea
Bring water to a simmer. Add herbal tea to the water. Cover and let
simmer gently for 10 minutes. Strain into bath water.


1 part nettles
1 part peppermint
1 part mullein leaf
1 part comfrey leaf
1/2 part eyebright
1/2 part licorice
1/2 part rosehips
1/4 part marshmallow
1/4 part elder berries
1/4 part hyssop
Mix. Boil. Sweeten if necessary. Drink.


1 part lemon balm
1 part peppermint
1/2 part ginger, dry
1/2 part elder flowers
1/2 part lemongrass
1/2 part yarrow flower
1/4 part Echinacea root
Mix. Boil. Sweeten if necessary. Drink.


1 part dandelion root, roasted
1 part burdock root
1 part chicory root, roasted
1/4 part ginger, dry
1/4 part milk thistle seeds, crushed
1/4 part flaxseeds, crushed
Mix. Boil. Sweeten if necessary. Drink.


4 parts raspberry leaves
1 part chamomile
1/2 part burdock root
1/2 part licorice root
1/4 part dong quai, broken into pieces
Mix. Boil. Sweeten if necessary. Drink.


2 parts lemon balm
1 part chamomile
1/2 part catnip
1/2 part skullcap
1/2 part passionflower
1/4 part St. John's Wort
1/4 part lavender
Stevia to taste
Mix. Boil. Sweeten if necessary. Drink.

Arthritis Salve

1 1/2 oz fresh Mint Leaf
1 1/2 oz crushed fresh Eucalyptus Leaf
1/4 oz crushed dried Bay Leaf
1/2 oz crushed or powdered dried Golden Seal Root
1/2 lb. Vegetable Shortening (in the "old days" lard was used) (if the fresh herbs cannot be found, substitution with dried herbs is OK)
Mixing Directions:
Mix all herbs together. Melt the Vegetable Shortening in a pot on low flame, adding a little at a time to speed the melting process. When all the Shortening has been melted, turn off the fire, and slowly stir in the mixed herbs. When all is mixed well, pour the liquid salve into a jar. DO NOT USE PLASTIC!!! USE GLASS ONLY!!! (plastic will draw out the essence of the herbs...) Cap the jar and refrigerate until the shortening has become a solid again, and is cold. Will keep for about a week.
Directions of Use:
Gather a small amount onto hand and massage onto skin of afflicted joint. Let set for at least one hour. Repeat as necessary.

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