Sunday, December 11, 2005

Cool book I bought.....

I bought this cool book called "The Complete Guide to Natural Healing" they send me packets every couple weeks til the book is full and man it is cool! There is all kinds of interesting stuff in it so I figured I would share some home remedies in the book in my journal ;)

Basil......

For Bladder and Kidneys....

Basil tea can soothe an irratated and inflamed bladder or kidneys. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tsp. each of fresh basil and birch leaves; let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup 3 times a day between meals until the symptoms disappear.

 

Some interesting things you can use honey for.....

Honey helps restore energy, has a general calming effect and helps to dissolve mucus. Applied externally to the the skin, it disinfects and heals minor wounds.

Relaxing honey bath....

Put 2 oz. of honey in a glass with 5 drops of lavender oil. If the honey is too thick, heat it by placing the glass in warm water. Add 1 or 2 tbsp. of the honey-lavender mixture to your bathwater to help you relax and combat insomnia.

Honey as a dressing for wounds.....

Applied externally, honey is useful for healing minor cuts, and abrasions by drawing excess water from the tissues and reducing swelling. In addition, honey contains a germ-killing substance called inhibine, which helps prevent infections. Spread the honey directly on the wound and cover with a sterile bandage.

Help for Hay Fever.....

Honey contains grains of pollen that, over time, may have a desensitizing effect, making it useful for the relief of allergies. Hay fever sufferers are advised to eat honey that has been harvested locally.

For relief of asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments......

Honey is an outstanding household remedy that can be used in combination with various medicinal herbs. For relief of coughs and wheezing associated with bronchitis, whooping cough or other minor respiratory ailments, mix 1 tsp of finely chopped fresh thyme in a little honey. Take the mixture orally as needed to soothe inflammed lungs and aiways.

Use of Olive Oil.....

Olive oil can help build strong fingernails and soften cuticles. Before bed, soak your nails in a mixture of lukewarm olive oil and lemon juice. Put on soft cloth gloves and let the oil penetrate overnight. Your nails will gradually become more resistant to breaking and chipping.

Extra Tip...

Apply olive oil daily to dry spots or stretch marks.

 

Last one for this entry ;)

Uses for Potatoes ;)

A potato wrap for pain relief....

The potato wrap has a long history as a folk remedy for all types of muscle and bone pain. Potatoes retain heat for long periods of time, allowing the warmth to penetrate deep into the tissues. To make the wrap, boil 1 lb. of potatoes in their skins until tender. Place them in a linen sack and mash them. Apply the sack to the affected area, placing a towel underneath the sack if it's too hot. Attach the sack tightly to your body with a woolen blanket. Remove the sack only after it has cooled down completely.

Raw Potatoes for Inflammation......

The cooling effect of raw potato slices bring fast relief from swelling (and itching) caused by contact dermititis and insect bites. The slices are also effective for bruises as well as sties that occur on the eyelids. Peel and slice a potato and apply a slice to the affected skin until the potato warms up. Repeat as neccessary.

Potato Juice for Heartburn.......

Potato juice helps reduce stomach acid and heal gastrointestinal inflammation because it contains compounds that coat the lining of the stomach. Use a juicer to extract the juice from 1-2 large potatoes (with the skins). Take a 3-4 tbsp. of the juice half an hour before meals. If you do not like the taste of potato juice when taken straight, mix it with another vegetable juice (such as carrot or beet) or add it to soup.

 

K that's enough for one entry! I hope I didn't bore you to death lol. But if you found that interesting please let me know I will add a few a couple times a week. I am off to bed I am so sleepy!!! Gnite  

No comments:

Followers