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There are as many home treatments as there are ailments back in years gone by.

Not long ago, if someone was suffering with any type of issue, there was a rub, poultice or liquid that supposedly could cure or treat it.

Herbs were the main ingredients used back in the old days.

You may have purchased certain teas for colds or salves that were used for strains, muscle aches or pain.

Herbal treatments have been a part of our history ever since the beginning of mankind.

There has always been and always will be herbal treatment use for ailments of any sort.

Some may think it strange, when you mention herbal treatments or may even laugh, but these ingredients actually work!

chamomile, the flowers have been use for years as a mild sedative for folks of all ages.

An extract of chamomile is used today as a prescription for people with sleep disorders like insomnia.

It is non-habit forming and safe for nearly all to ingest.

Indian ginseng
Promote graceful aging, anti-inflammatory, menopausal support, sexual potency, memory support, revitalization, mood boosting, and also fertility booster.

This root, can be taken in capsule form or as a powder. You can also get the root itself, slice up about one teaspoon, boil for ten minutes, drink two times a day.

Black Cohosh
The root of this plant is used for sore throat, the Indians used it for fatigue, kidney problems, rheumatism, menstrual cramps, bronchitis, nervous disorders, swellings, fever, snake bite, uterine disorders, and back pain.

Calendula

Has long been used to relieve inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach; popular as a topical cream or ointment to relieve rashes and irritation and to help heal wounds.

It has also been known to help with a variety of health issues, is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it helps health issues ranging from skin inflammation to cramps to even cancer.

Issues like diaper rash, dermatitis. ear infections, help prevents and relax muscle spasms.

It also heals ulcers, wounds, fights against gingivitis, cavities, and plaque.

The plant itself can be easily grown in pots, can be harvested regularly and used in dishes and made into broths.

It can be purchased as a dietary supplement and is used in shampoos and lotions, used as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tsp petals steep for 10 minutes, Strain.

Use as needed as a mouthwash, gargle, or tea. As an ointment, apply to skin 2 or 3 times per day as needed.

Catnip
Catnip is an aromatic perennial herb native to central Europe.

The medicinal components of the plant are its dried leaves and white flowering tops.

Catnip’s leaves and shoots have been used as a flavoring in sauces, soups, and stews, as well as in fruit table wines and liquors.

The plant has been used to treat intestinal cramps, for indigestion, to cause sweating, to induce menstruation, as a sedative, to increase appetite, used to treat diarrhea, colic, cold and cancer.

What is the recommended dosage

There is no clinical evidence to guide dosage of catnip. Traditional
doses for sedation require 4 g of dried herb, usually given as a tea. A
15% lotion of the essential oil has been used to fight off insects.

Chaste Berry
This is a fruit that grows on flowering shrubs in parts of Asia and the Mediterranean.

The fruit is dried
and put into liquids, capsules and tablets.

Sometimes called Monk’s pepper, is taken for a host of different ailments including, acne, headaches, menstrual bleeding, rash, stomach upset, and weight gain.

Be cautious, do not take if you are breast feeding, pregnant or take birth control medication, may interfere with certain medications.

 

Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones.

Cranberry

The cranberry was primarily used as a traditional medicine for treating bladder and kidney problems.

The berries were also used as a dye, and as a poultice to treat wounds. Sailors used the berries to prevent scurvy.

Cranberries or the juice of the berry is effective to help urinary problems.
Some evidence exists for the use of cranberry in preventing, but not treating, urinary tract infections.

Other possible benefits are that the cranberry may reduce cardiovascular disease and use as a cancer treatment.

Coltsfoot

An expectorant herb, which means that it promotes
coughing and helps to expel mucus. It is an excellent herb for
cleansing the lungs, but using too high of a dose can lead to continuous coughing.

Start using in low doses; you don’t want to have a continuous cough to bring up the excess phlegm and clear the toxins but a cough that in not too excessive and over powering.

Hyssop is another herb that that has lots of benefits. Hyssop’s expectorant properties clear mucous congestion and purify the lungs.

It soothes the mucous membranes in the respiratory system and is used to treat respiratory problems.

It can be used to help deal with stress related to quitting smoking. It soothes the nervous system and enhances mental clarity.
Be cautious while using hyssop, it does have laxative properties. It diarrhea becomes a problem while using this herb, stop for a few days and continue a smaller dose.

Licorice

Licorice is an expectorant and demulcent herb. It has been
traditionally used to soothe irritation in the lungs caused by asthma,
bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments.

It can reduce fatigue and restore energy. Chewing on licorice root can also help with a person who is trying to quit smoking.

Be careful while using licorice as it may cause potassium depletion, edema and even high blood pressure when used in higher doses.

Licorice may also interfere with certain medications, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, are just several that could be affected by the use of this herb.

Do your homework before using this herb if you’re not absolutely sure that you are out of harms way.

Got a tummy ache

Ginger is a healer. Take a couple of swallow of ginger ale for an upset tummy: For years, ginger has been used for soothing the tummy.

Not only does season food but has powers that can help with stomach problems as well.

Ginger is one of several herbs that we use for seasoning food, that can act as a healing herb too.

Peppermint is also used to relieve gas, calm cramps, and soothe indigestion. If you have heartburn, avoid peppermint tea as it can make heartburn worse.

 Fennel seeds have been used to ease heartburn, as well as soothe colic and gas in infants.

It has a very soothing effect on the stomach and helps digestion.

Fresh fennel bulbs, chop or slice them, then eat them as a side dish. You can also add them to soups, stews or salads. Eat some fennel seeds after meals to help with digestion.

Parsley helps to prevent indigestion and reduces gas. It is a natural diuretic that reduces fluid retention.

Parsley is very versatile and can be used in salads, soups or stews.

Want to boost your energy

Ginseng for energy and resilience. Ginger to uplift the spirit. . Licorice for restoration. Rose hip for rejuvenation.

Want fast pain relief?

This list contains some of the best natural pain relievers in the world. Black Pepper, Basil, Aloe Vera, Cardamom, Cayenne, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Cilantro, Fennel, Garlic,Jamaican Allspice, Licorice, Marjoram, Mustard, Nutmeg, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Slippery Elm, Thyme.

Even though these herbs are natural, don’t over do it. These can be very potent and powerful, always use a bit of caution when using any of these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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