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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sinus Infection

Two steps, one to clear the sinuses and start healing and the other to combat the infection.

If your sinuses are completely blocked you should Not use a Neti. You can do a search on Neti Pot and find the directions. To make a good balanced Neti salt simply take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each of good quality baking soda and sea salt and dissolve in hot water (8 to 10 ounces). If you have any downing sensation at all that means the water is not warm enough. It needs to be much warmer than most people realize. For sinus infection it can be used several times a day but do not use within an hour bed and don't use if there is complete sinus blockage.

Echinacea is the best, strongest and easiest to use of the herbal antibiotics in my opinion. There are others and most can be combined. Adding honey boosts the herbals. Like any antibiotics, herbal antibiotics would be used for 7 to 10 days and then ceased for 14 days or more so that resistance isn't built up. Garlic and Gold seal are my two second favorite antibiotics and they can work well togtehr.

Also, boosting the immune system so that your body can better fight the infection. I prefer Pau D'arco, it, jump starts and boost the system plus enhances several other immune boosters and antibiotics. It works very well with echinacea.

Juli's Herbal Wormer

If you don't grow or otherwise have access to natural wormers you can order Mollys. It works very well and I've used it off and on for years now.

I am back to making my own now that I have a good crop of wormwood again. There are some interchangeable ingredients for taste and preference but he two main ingredients are wormwood and garlic. They are, in my opinion, the most important wormers and cover more types of parasites. Most herbs for parasites work on one or two, wormwood and garlic work on many.

Other herbs for wormers are
Pumpkin seeds
Black walnut hulls

My current wormer recipe is (all dried herb and ground together)

Juli's Wormer
1 part Wormwood
1 part Mugwort
1 part Pumpkin seeds
1/4 part Garlic
1/4 part Black Walnut hulls

Grind together and store in an airtight container. I feed once a week.

For outside cats - approximately 1/2 t for every 5 pounds of body weight up to 1 teaspoon total. To much and they simply won't eat it.

For inside, older cats and kittens - 1/4 t per 5 pounds body weight

For dogs - 1t per 10 pounds up to 1 Tablespoon. Our LGD gets 2 level T's

For the goats I now also follow the Molly's chart for worming the, using the 3 day dose as well. I use roughly 1 heaping tablespoon for every 100 pounds

To the 3 day dose I add
1/4 part ginger root
1/8 part cayenne

I use this dogs, cats, rabbit, poultry, goats, ....

**I used to make a similar recipe for the horses but without black walnut, which can be deadly to horses.

When I have more Thyme I add it to the regular recipe but don't have enough started right now. I use around 1/2 Part.

It's more based of what you have available and what your animals will eat.

I always feed the wormer so there's less stress for everyone. Stress reduces immune system which in turn makes it easier for parasites to take hold and prosper.

I also believe it's important to balance the immune system as a natural resistance to parasites.

The goats eat black walnut leaves and we pick them when they can no longer reach them. The leaves are drying and I use them in Drawing salve but they likely have anti parasites properties too.

I also keep 2 waters for all the animals, one has clean well water and the other is water with my own apple vinegar. Our animals often choose the vinegar water over the regular water. I don't really measure but I would think I used around 3 to 4 tablespoon per gallon of water.