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8 Herbal Home Remedies & Recipes For Colds And Flu
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A great formula for clear thinking, or for when you’re pulling an all-nighter.
Fresh rosemary leaves
Fresh spearmint leaves
80 proof vodka
Chop a mixture of fresh rosemary and spearmint leaves and place in a canning-type jar.
Pour 80 proof vodka over the top of the herbs until completely…
Sarsaparilla helps detoxify the body and, as a tea, has a long history of use for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis.
1c (250ml) water
2tsp dried sarsaparilla root
Prepare the sarsaparilla tea by simmering the dried root in water in a covered pot for 10 minutes and strain. Drink up to three cups (750ml) a day.
Alternatively, take half a teaspoon of liquid sarsaparilla extract diluted in a small amount of warm water, three times a day. (x)
As of yesterday, I’d never heard of fire cider before, but I read about it on mountainroseblog.com (see http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider/ )and everything about it sounds fantastic to me. It needs to sit for about 4-6 weeks, so we’ll see what happens, but I’m hoping this is going to become a recipe I use for years to come.
Making an anti-inflammatory and cooling herbal cream
Here are some instructions to making a herbal cream. In this case I was making a cream for inflammed and itchy skin, although many other herbal creams will be formulated similiarly to this one. The general idea behind making a cream is to heat water and oil componenets along with an emulsifying wax so that they combine to form a cream, which is sort of half-way between an oil and a water. This is a good guide for more information http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/library/lotionmaking.asp.
- Add 80ml (approximately) of boiling water to a pan with 1/2 a cup of chamomile in it. Leave to brew for 10 minutes with a lid on. Then drain the liquid through a sieve to remove fine particles.
- Cut some aloe vera, about the size of two fingers.
- Cut the aloe vera lengthways in half and push through a sieve. Add this to the chamomile tea.
- Add 90ml of herbal oils. In this case i used chickweed oil to lessen itching and for its cooling effect and calendula oil for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
- Add 15g of emulsifying wax and 7 grams of beeswax to the mix and heat in a bain-marie until all the ingrediants have melted.
- Finally add 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties) & 5 drops of chamomile essential oil (anti-inflammatory). At this point you need to whisk it together and cool it down. To do this I just fill the bain-marie with cold water and put the bowl back in. Whisk the cream until it has cooled down significantly.
- Store in a jar (as airtight as possible) & keep in the fridge. The cream should last 1-3 months. Should the oil and water separate at any point, simply re-whisk.
Fight the flu with herbal tea
Elderflowers and peppermint help to lower the fever associated with the flu and to decongest the airways.
2c (500ml) boiling water
1tsp dried peppermint
1tsp dried elderflowers
Pour the boiling water over the herbs in a teapot, cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, add honey if desired, and drink four cups a day.[x]
Just about any herb you can grow will dry well in the oven. Clip herbs for drying before they flower and early in the morning right after the dew is off. The exception is dill, which should be harvested after the seeds have developed. Oven drying is best begun early in the day.
Harvest the herbs when mature but before they’ve begun to flower, as the flowering takes strength from the leaves. The most potent leaves are found at the ends of the stems, and they decrease in strength as you get closer to the stem.
Throw away any discolored or dead leaves. Remove the leaves from the stems and place in a single layer on each tray and place each tray on an oven rack. Be sure there’s room for the air to circulate around each leaf. Place the racks in the oven.
Prop the oven door open so that the air can circulate, but keep an eye on the thermometer so that the temperature remains between 140°F and 160°F. (You can speed up the process a bit if you have a small electric fan to set up so that the stream of air blows into the oven.)
Once you’ve got everything nicely settled, set the timer for 30 minutes.
When the timer buzzes, rotate the racks. Move each rack down one space and put the bottom rack on the top. Reset the timer. Each time you check you repeat this process so that every rack will have equal time. This will correct for any temperature differences inside the oven. You can also take this opportunity to turn the food over so it dries more evenly.
Repeat step 4 until the herbs are completely dried, about 2 to 4 hours (times vary depending on the herb).
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this changes everything oh my god
do you understand why it trips me out that people can drive 45 minutes and be in aNOTHER COUNTRY?
I drive for 45 minutes and im like
a city over
I live in “Italy” and took a day trip to go to “Austria” and “Germany”
Chums, that’s sweet, and all, but Australia just ate Texas for breakfast.
If you drive for 45 minutes in Australia you aren’t a city over, you’re just 45 minutes away from the city.
If you drive for 45 minutes in Australia you may not even leave the cattle station.
If you drive for 45 minutes in Canada you may not even leave your driveway.
If I drive 45 minutes in the us I’m just at another mcdonalds
If I drive for 45 minutes in Northern Ireland I’m 10 minutes into the sea.
I can’t drive.
this post turned out really weird
My wife was abducted by a gang of mimes
They did unspeakable things to her
most of the lights are out in my kitchen so there’s a spotlight on my fridge