Throat Syrup (for coughs and sore throat)
1 c honey
3 T lemon juice
Mix together in small pan over medium heat to incorporate. Allow to cool and pour into glass bottle with tight lid. Store in refrigerator and take 1 to 2 Tablespoons as needed. If it crystallizes simply repeat process.
4 parts olive oil
1/2 part eucalyptus oil
1/2 part wintergreen oil
1/2 part beeswax
Warm oils together in heavy sauce pan over medium heat. When oils have warmed together well then add beeswax, stirring constantly until dissolved. You can adjust the amount of beeswax for the consistency you prefer. When completely dissolved, carefully pour into a container (I use old baby food jars) and let cool completely before adding a lid.
Use as needed. Can be rubbed on back, chest or (my preference) soles of feet then cover with socks.
Juli's Flu Tea
1/8 t Echinacea
1/8 t Pua D'Arco bark
1/8 t Peppermint
pinch of powdered Ginger root
1 T Honey
1 c water
Boil the water then turn low to simmer. Add everything but the honey and simmer about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add honey. Drink warm several times a day.
For fever add 1/8 t Feverfew
1 c Horehound
2 c Water
2 c sugar
1/8 t cream of tarter
Combine horehound and water in heavy sauce pan and boil until reduced to 1 cup, usually 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and return to pan.
Add sugar and cream of tarter, stirring well over low heat to fully dissolve. When dissolved cook over medium heat until it reaches about 290 on candy thermometer or until it forms a hard ball when dropped in cold water. Carefully pour into candy molds or into buttered pie plates to harden. Break into pieces and store in airtight container in cool dry place, away from sunlight.
I am not a doctor in any way, shape or form.
Please consult your Care Provider before using any herbs or natural medicinals. Anyone can be allergic to anything, if you're unsure it's better not to use it. Double check everything with you Care Provider if you're pregnant or nursing.
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