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Some Home Remedies from The Bulk Herb Store.com

January 5, 2011
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The Best Tea (decoction) for Colds and Flu

by An excerpt from Herbal Antibiotics
October 2005
– 3 cups water
– 1 ounce dried Sage
– Raw honey
– Juice of 1 lemon
– Pinch of Cayenne
1. Boil Sage at a slow boil in water until liquid is reduced by one half. Let cool.
2. Strain liquid, and press Sage to remove as much liquid as possible.
3. Reheat to barely hot, and add fresh wildflower honey to taste. Let cool; add juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of Cayenne.
4. Store in refrigerator.
To Use: Take 1 tablespoon (cold) to 1 cup (hot) as often as needed for the beginning of throat or upper respiratory infections.
 
Here’s another:
 

Cold/Flu and Sore Throat? No Problem!

by Julie S.
October 2006

Whenever we get hit by a bad cold/flu with sore throat, blocked sinus and heavy head and chest, we make up this tea. My mum also used to make it for us as children. It is refreshing, clears the head, breaks up mucous, and we have found it to be very helpful. It doesn’t stop the process of healing but gives more strength and speed to our God-given healing processes.
Crush 1 – 2 cloves of garlic into a large heat resistant cup. Add the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon (also some rind too, if it is clean and organic). Then, add 1/2 teaspoon of ground powdered Ginger. Then, a pinch of Cayenne pepper, and to top it off, a tablespoon of honey. Add a cup of hot water, just off the boil, and drink the whole lot as soon as it is bearably cool enough. Within 20 minutes, go to bed and cover up. Let your body do the rest.
Often though, we make this up in a big glass jug, (multiply the ingredients accordingly and to taste) using chopped fresh garlic, and thinly sliced fresh ginger, plus the other ingredients, which settles and steeps on the bottom. We put the jug beside the bed and after sipping about 3 glasses while it is still hot/warm, it does wonders and is very soothing.
We have made it up and put it in a thermos flask too. This keeps it hot for whenever you want to drink it to relieve your symptoms.
If the kids ever have a bad chesty cough, we mix 1/2 lemon juice, with 1/4 teaspoon powdered Ginger, pinch of Cayenne (can be omitted if your child won’t drink it) and honey to sweeten. Add very warm water to half a cup, and get them to drink it as needed. We have found this syrupy mix works well and the kids ask for it.

 Here’s another interesting one:

Our Most Used Home Remedies

by Rebekah Joy Anast of Welltellme.com
April 2005

 
I have three children now, ages 4 and under. None of them have ever needed to go to the doctor. Any day I am expecting a broken limb to change that record, but until then… these are the home remedies we have used to keep us all healthy and smiling!
EARACHE- Garlic oil (crush a fresh clove in a tablespoon of warm oil, let sit 5 minutes, strain, administer two drops per ear, three times daily.
EYE INFECTION – Honey (stings!) or Colloidal silver drops four times daily (feels like water in the eye).
RESPIRATORY- Garlic press (crush a fresh clove inside a folded paper towel, pour hot water over, wring out and apply to chest for 90 seconds. Garlic in honey (half clove minced, coated with honey in a teaspoon, take orally twice daily. Echinacea tincture or The Immune Booster.
HEAD COLD – Garlic press on soles of feet (see above) and/or cinnamon essential oil smeared on soles of feet, Echinacea tincture or The Immune Booster, Eucalyptus essential oil baths.
FEVER – Warm/cool sea salt baths, Tylenol, Chamomile tincture.
SORE THROAT – Garlic press on neck and feet, Echinacea tincture or The Immune Booster, warm Garlic water gargle (pour hot water over crushed garlic, strain, and gargle water.)
NAUSEA/STOMACH VIRUS – Spearmint tea with raw honey, yogurt (stay hydrated.)
TOPICAL INFECTION – Garlic press, or Goldenseal press (tablespoon of powdered Goldenseal in paper towel, pour hot water over, steep for 30 seconds, apply to infected area 2 minutes.
DIAPER RASH – Lanoline, Aloe Vera, sea salt bath.
SKIN IRRITATIONS- Tea tree essential oil, or Neem essential oil, applied topically.
PREVENTION IS THE BEST CURE!!! The first sign of illness in our home (a whine, a warm head, a runny nose…) is treated immediately with a dose of garlic and honey, and cinnamon essential oil on soles of the feet for two days in a row minimum. As a result, most illnesses are nipped in the bud. We rarely ever actually “get sick”. If cousin Billy has a cold, and shared a cup with Tommy, give Tommy a prevention treatment, and make sure he doesn’t lower his immune system with any sugar-sweets for 24 hours.

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