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Category Archives: Natural Health and Herbal Medicine

Nettles – read this before you poison them

Last year, I was on a friend’s farm here in Baker, and walking around, discovered nettles!  Since there is none on my property, I asked if I could dig some up and take them home to transplant.

Detailed photo of the little spring green nettle

Detailed photo of the little spring green nettle

The response was initially surprise, then, sure, but get them soon before Bill hits them with Round-up.

That will teach her, she got a 15 minute lecture on the nutritional and medicinal values of this lovely jewel.

This article below is from Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy, a website you should all know about and spend some time on.

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Cinnamon and Honey

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:  It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Hhoney and Cinnamononey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients.

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Making Herbal Medicines

Making Herbal Medicine

Herbs are powerful medicine. Do not think for one minute that all herbs are harmless. Herbs can also interact with any medicines you are taking, making them stronger or counteracting some of their properties, so research them well if you are taking any meds.

Herbal preparations.

Infusions (tea) – Probably thherbal teae easiest method to prepare herbal medicine is an infusion, more commonly known as tea. However, for an herbal infusion, it is better to allow the tea to steep for 5 or more minutes. To make an herbal infusion, add boiling water to your herbs, cover with a small plate and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Add sugar or honey if desired, and drink.

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15 Medicinal Herbs

From: http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/15-herbs-to-save-money-on-medical-bills.aspx

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From preventing the common cold to keeping cancer at bay, maintaining a healthy immune system is critical. But a poor diet, lack of sleep and stress can undermine your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to both short- and long-term illness.
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How to Avoid Colds and Flu

Schools, shopping carts, door knobs – it’s pretty much impossible to avoid coming into contact with viruses.New Picture

But, you can fight back, in a very tasty way – elderberry syrup – and it’s very easy to make.

When my grandsons lived with me, during the WHOLE school season the boys took elderberry syrup EVERY MORNING. One morning, I grabbed shot glasses to give them their elderberry syrup in, and Jack, the 8 year old smart alec, called it ‘morning whisky’ so from that moment on that’s what we called it – served of course in shot glasses. Every morning, they got ‘morning whisky’ (no alcohol in it at all). No one got a cold or flu the entire school year.

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