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Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Colds/Flus/Fevers, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized | 3 comments

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup When it comes to natural remedies, the better tasting it is, the more likely I will take it and make it. Fortunately, elderberry syrup is delicious AND full of nutritious and medicinal benefits for my household. Elderberry syrup is LOADED with medicinal benefits that help you strengthen your immune system and help you get over sicknesses quicker. This delicious syrup is full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C (loads of it!), anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-viral benefits. There are countless recipes online, and I pored over them and combined them into my own concoction.  This syrup is a great preventative AND curative. You can simply take 1-2 tbsp. of this delicious syrup daily to keep your immune system strong, and double it if you get sick. I prefer to take my Elderberry Syrup in tea or juice, but you can also just eat it right off the spoon. Let’s take a look at the ingredients… Elderberries: very high in Vitamin A and C, these berries have...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Colds/Flus/Fevers, Medicinal Recipe, Thyme | 0 comments

Thyme: Medicinal recipe for respiratory tract infections

Thyme: Medicinal recipe for respiratory tract infections

  Most of us use Thyme in the kitchen with our cooking (if not, you are missing out. It is one of my favorites! SO good), but very few people know that thyme has medicinal attributes as well. The essential oils in Thyme are one of nature’s most potent antimicrobial and antispasmodic substances. Thus, it is good to help cure respiratory tract infections from colds, flus, coughs, tonsillitis, and laryngitis. Herbal Infused Tea Recipe: *Infuse 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves OR 2 tsp. fresh leaves in each 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups per day....

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Colds/Flus/Fevers, Indigestion, Medicinal Recipe, Peppermint, Yarrow | 0 comments

Medicinal Recipes: Using Peppermint

There are many ways to use peppermint medicinally. Here are a few suggestions: At the first sign of a cold: Take a mixture of elderflower, peppermint, and yarrow. Infuse 1 tsp. of each dried herb (or 1 tbsp. of each fresh herb) per 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 20 minutes. Strain, and add 1tsp. of honey and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. This should decrease the intensity and the discomfort of a cold or a flu. In addition, sipping this tea during a cold or flu will promote perspiration and reduce body temperatures. To reduce nausea: Peppermint is good for nausea because it has antispasmodic actions in the gastrointestinal tract. You can either make a tincture and add 10-15 drops of the peppermint tincture to water, or you can infuse 1 tsp. fresh or dried peppermint leaves to each 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Take it 3-4 times per day. For irritable bowel relief: Peppermint is an ideal remedy...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Bergamot/Bee Balm, Colds/Flus/Fevers, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Yarrow | 0 comments

Herbal Tea for the Flu

Herbal Tea for the Flu

Herbal Tea for the Flu Some of the best herbs for flu care are diaphoretics, because they stimulate sweating. Diaphoretics support the body’s natural response rather than “fighting” the illness. Some of the best diaphoretic herbs include: lemon balm, bee balm, yarrow, elder flowers & berries and ginger. If you make an infused tea with any of these herbs (or all of them, or some combination), you should see great benefits in seeing comfort from your flu. An infused tea is simply using 1-3 tbsp. of fresh herbs or 1-3 tsp. of dried herbs per cup of boiling water. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and let it steep for anywhere between 10-30 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the stronger it will be medicinally. Strain and add raw honey, lemon, or stevia to taste. Here is a wonderful herbal tea for the flu: Elderberry and ginger make a delicious tea that you might want to drink all winter, whether you’re sick or not… To make elderberry ginger tea:...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Colds/Flus/Fevers, First aid, Medicinal Recipe, Sage, Women's Ailments | 0 comments

Medicinal Recipe: Sage Tea

Medicinal Recipe: Sage Tea

Sage tea will calm your frazzled nerves, provide relief to aching gums, help heal a sore throat — and it even offers a reliable reprieve from hot flashes. Making the tea is easy: Sage Tea Recipe Pour eight ounces of boiling water over ten large, fresh, sage leaves (or a heaping teaspoon of dried sage). Steep for five minutes and strain. Sage tea may taste bitter. Sweeten it with sugar, honey, or home grown stevia. You can also combine sage with a favorite black tea (Earl Grey or English Breakfast, etc.). Note: Avoid using sage tea medicinally if you’re...

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