Herbal Remedies

  • Acne: A infusion (boil water and then pour over herbs. Let herbs steep for 15 minutes) of chamomile, Yarrow or Lavender can be applied to face using a cotton ball. Use Aloe Vera daily to treat acne.
  • Arthritis: Aloe Vera gel or the sap from the plant rubbed directly on inflamed joints can relieve pain. Other anti-inflammatory herbs are: Chamomile, Feverfew, Aloe Vera, Willow & Primula.
  • Asthma: A Thyme infusion can help with Asthma.
  • Blood Pressure: Rosemary can be used as a tea or in the bath. If you have LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, consult your physician or herbalist.
  • Colds: Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Elderflower, Peppermint, Catmint, Yarrow & Ginger are all good in the treatment of colds. If you have a thyroid problem be careful using Lemon Balm as it speeds up your metabolism.
  • Cough Relief - Try Thyme. Make it into a tea. It has a natural antibacterial agent and expectorant.
  • Cramps: Tea made from Cramp Bark can be helpful.
  • Diarrhea: Meadowsweet, Thyme, Sage, Raspberry or Strawberry Leaf can all be useful in a tea.
  • Dressing for cuts and wounds - use Honey. It has been used since ancient times and is an established antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
  • Earache: Warm Chamomile tea is a traditional wash used in earaches.
  • Eyes: Eyebright, Marigold or Chickweed can be used as a infusion, cooled and soaked in a cloth and finally placed on the closed eyes for 10 minutes. Marigold helps a lot with eye strain.
  • Headache: Migraines- use infusion of Feverfew or Lemon Balm.
  • Indigestion and Gas - try Fennel Seeds. They relax the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract.
  • Insect Bites & Stings: Rub crushed Marigold Flowers, Plantain Leaves or Pennyroyal Leaves on infected area. Aloe Vera can be used as an insect repellant.
  • Insomnia: Hops are great under your pillow to help induce sleep.
  • Menopause: Tea of Sage will help reduce hot flashes.
  • Mosquito repellant - Catnip
  • Pain Relief: Meadowsweet can be used as a infusion. Also Meadowsweet or Willow Bark can be used as a compress.
  • Stress: Valerian, Skullcap, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Ginseng or Hops can be made into a infusion and taken as a tea.
  • Sunburn Relief or Indigestion - try eating a banana. Potassium is a natural antacid.
  • Urinary Tract Infection - Drink Cranberry juice.
  • Yeast Infection - Eat yogurt.

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