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, November 23, 2008

Resurrection Tea

I am not a doctor, I've never claimed to be and never will. This is not meant to substitute mainstream medicine in any way. I am in no way advising or prescribing just sharing an old recipe.

Harm None

This recipe has been used successfully to treat aids, several forms of cancer and other very serious illness. It's believed to be a good thing to have on hand in the event of a pandemic.

The recipe can be ground for capsules but is easiest to ingest by tea. In tea form it works more quickly and is easier on the stomach.

It contains no caffeine.

It contains Echinacea which is a safe and natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal. Because of this, Echinacea should not be overused or it may loose it's ability to work in more serious circumstances. When using Echinacea internally, in any form, it's best used for 3 to 7 days (never more then 10) then discontinued for at least 2 weeks.

It also contains Bee Pollen, which is an important ingredient but some people are allergic to it. You can make it without but it will be much less nourishing.

It supports and strengthens the immune system.Fights bacterial, viral and fungal infections.Helps detoxify the system.Nourishes with many vitamins, minerals, proteins and amino acids needed for health and healing.Provides energy which enables the body to help fight off illness and helps counteract fatigue.

This recipe in is Parts. A part in this case meaning whatever you use to measure. I most commonly use a Tablespoon or cup. The tea can be kept in an airtight jar and stay good a very long time. It will loose potency over time but not nearly as quickly as most manufacturers would have you believe. If your tea is kept dry, well sealed and out of direct sunlight it will still be worthy in 5 years.

Resurrection Tea

1 Pt. Ginseng ( Eleuthero Root )
1 Pt. Pau d'Arco Bark
1 Pt. Echinacea Pururea ( Purple coneflower - all parts)
2 Pts. Red Clover Flowers (Trifolium pratense)
1/2 Pt Bee Pollen (local is best but any will do)

Large pieces should be crumbled but not over handled to lose oils. Mix everything well before adding bee pollen then mix lightly or pollen can be destroyed.

About 1 1/2 teaspoon will make a strong 8oz cup

When I make it, I steep it for quite some time (5 minutes or more) making a very strong brew and then water it down as needed. I give a small amount (about 8 oz) of weak tea 3 times a day.

You can add honey to sweeten but nothing else. The principle of this tea is that all ingredients work with oneanother in a specific and balanced way. Many things can change the way chemicals act or react and thereby completely change the composition of the medicinal.

We have also seen benefit from using in compresses under the arms, neck and other glands.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

4 New Teas


3 Sisters

3 Sisters is a very good tea to always keep on hand. It's calming and very comforting, making it an excellent tea during traumatic events. It's also very warming and is a wonderful way to warm up after a cold day outside. It's delicious hot or cold and isn't strictly medicinal so it can be enjoyed anytime.

Contains: Rooibos, Cinnamon, Clove and Ginger Root



Sensual is a simple tea that makes no claims and offers only an exotic scent and taste that put many people, especially women, in a relaxed, yet sensual mood. For men, try the Yang tea.

Contains: Jasmine, Oolong and Ginger Root



Warmth Tea is an excellent tea for warming a person that has been to long outside in Winter or has a weakness to the cold. It helps to warm thoroughly and quickly.

Contains: Rooibos, Cheyenne, Cinnamon and Yerba Mate


Birthing Tea

Birthing Tea is a simple, single herb tea that is a gentle yet effective way to aid childbirth. Red Raspberry leaf has long been used to strengthen the uterine muscle, increase milk production and ease nausea and the pain of childbirth. Many women, including myself, drink 1 to 3 cups daily after the first trimester, and right before giving birth. ** Please, never take anything while pregnant without consulting your care provider first!

Contains: Organic Red Raspberry Leaf


To order these teas and many others, or to request a custom blend, see my Herbal Shop HealingHouse.etsy.com or contact me at HealingHouseTeas@aol.com


Questions and Answers

The best advice I can give is to talk to your care provider/vet and go with what you feel is right.

I'm no doctor of any kind. I research everything I use or recommend and truly believe in it. My medicinal background is experience and study as an Herbalist, Midwife and Vet Tech. But I'm not perfect :)

Even among learned Veterinarians, opinions differ often and sometimes wildly.

Personally, I'm of the opinion that the dust of anything is harmful if inhaled. Diatomaceous Earth is crushed, fossilized diatoms which are abrasive. Even baby powder is harmful if breathed :) I've known plenty of people who use DE on their carpets and I hear it recommended often. I personally wouldn't.

For egg whites, again I differ other opinions but I also differed when the Attorney general told us that eggs were very bad for human health. Until they changed their minds a few years later :) I think the key to anything is moderation. To much of anything is bad and can be dangerous.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Natural Pet - Flea Control

There are many fairly simple and natural ways to eliminate and prevent parasites. Fleas, worms and mites are at the top of the list and can also lead to much worse things. Today I'll focus on fleas.

** To start any natural flea control, a good bath should come first if at all possible. A gentle child's soap is fine but follow with a diluted vinegar rinse (a couple of tablespoons vinegar to a gallon of warm water) to remove any residue. Furred creatures have natural occurring oils which they need for a healthy coat and to say cool in summer and warm in winter. A good bath never hurts but to much bathing could actually cause fleas to be worse and weaken the natural system.

** Tea Tree oil can be diluted and used in a rinse after the vinegar rinse or as a stand alone rinse instead of bathing. A Tea Tree oil rinse (1 tablespoon Tea Tree oil per one gallon warm water) can be used like a flea dip in the summer, if fleas and tick are very bad, or before a long hike in the forest. You can also make up a batch and keep it in a spray bottle to lightly mist the coat when it's warm out (always be careful to avoid the eyes! and don't over use)

** Diatomaceous Earth (DE) can be used outside with great effect and is fairly safe to use (everything should be used with respect and care). It can be sprinkled along foundations of buildings and in animal pens under a layer of straw or raked into a layer of pebbles. I would not recommend using it indoors because the dust is harmful if breathed but a small amount will likely be tracked in by the pets anyway.

** Cedar has long been used for it's ability to deter fleas. Cedar chips make an excellent bedding and leaves the coat smelling like cedar as well. Cedar can also be used as a filler for pet beds indoors and in small cedar pillows kept in closets and under furniture.

To make a soft pet bed with a refillable cedar pocket, just sew a pillow whatever size your pet needs and, stuff as usual. But, when you're ready to close the opening sew a long sock or open weave pouch inside the pillow. That way the stuffing stays in but the pouch can be filled and refilled with cedar chips.

** Garlic can be fed to cats and dogs to help eliminate fleas and keep them at bay. It also has the added benefits of deworming, helping to strengthen the immune system, good for the heart and circulatory systems. However, to much garlic can irritate the stomach lining, to much of anything, no matter how good, usually turns into a bad thing.

I recommend 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder per 10 pounds of body weight, fed at least twice a week.

******* NEVER use garlic salt, it can dangerously thin the blood.

** Brewers Yeast is a great addition for natural flea control. It can be added to wet food or given daily in tablet form. Most dogs and cats love it and gobble it right up. The general recommended dose is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight.

Brewers Yeast can also be rubbed into the coat to repel fleas instantly. This should be done outside to keep the fleas out of your home and be careful they don't jump on you. This is only a temporary fix but can be used to jump start a natural flea routine.

** Pennyroyal is a good flea deterrent. It can be grown around animal enclosures and dried to use in natural, temporary, flea collars. But, should always be used with caution!

********* Although Pennyroyal is of the mint family it is poisonous if ingested and should never be taken internally. If you're pregnant or even might be, you shouldn't handle it at all!

If growing around enclosures be sure to keep it out of the animals reach. Grow it along the outsides of fences or near the backs of houses where the animals can't get.

For a natural, temporary, flea collar ... take about a teaspoon of dried herb and roll it in a cotton bandana and tie loosely around the neck. You can also add it dried to a removable pouch that can be secured inside a dog bed or the like.

** Borax powder can be used on carpets and floors and is very effective in killing fleas. Sprinkle a good layer on, leave it for at least 1 hour, then vacuum thoroughly. When leaving anything on the carpets or floors remove pets and children to a safe area until properly cleaned.

** Vacuum carpets often and immediately empty the canister or bag and throw outside.

** Wash bedding regularly and thoroughly. Yours and theirs.

Please remember to consult your Vet or animal care provider, before trying anything new :)

Recipes .....

~ Yum ~

Per 10 pounds

1 Tablespoon wet food (store or homemade)1 teaspoon beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Brewers Yeast
1 teaspoon warm water

Mix well and feed immediately. Can be mixed ahead of time and kept in fridge but don't add the water till ready to serve, it will help warm to food and make it tastier.

~ Flea Free Dog Biscuits ~

2 cups whole wheat flour1 cup cornmeal2/3 cup brewers yeast2 T garlic powder2 egg yolks1½ cups boiling chicken broth

Mix all ingredients together to make a dough. Form shapes or biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes at 375.