This is my personal herbal and is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any ailment or illness.
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.

Nothing works for everyone and nothing works exactly the same for everyone. Do the research yourself. Don't take any one persons word for anything, no matter how knowledgeable they seem. Doctors with years of experience make mistakes that cost lives. It's your body, (your home, your car, garden, etc etc etc) take responsibility for it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cough and Cold

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.

Keeps indefinitely.


Vapor Rub

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.

Keeps indefinitely.


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


Throat Drops

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.


Mrs.Ruiz said...

My friend Peggy from hidden haven homestead recommended you. Do you have a tea that helps with menstrual cramps. If so can you let me know the name so I can order it. Thankyou

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Yea I recieved my tea's. Thank You. I did have one question. I drank the moontime the other day and it was numbing my mouth and throat, is that normal?