Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sorry to be so long in posting anything lately. I have been researching, studying, and experimenting with some herbal remedies. I had never studied them out so very much and never realized how abundant and helpful some herbs are.
Like plantain (pictured at right), for example. Did you know that plantain, which is a weed that grows most everywhere, is a remedy for bee stings and bug bites? If you blend some plantain with "Jewel Weed" (pictured below), you can even come up with a cure for poison ivy!
Another great discovery that I have made is the medicinal wonders of garlic! With all the flu going around, along with sinus and lung infections, this little wonder has really come in handy! At the onset of any of these maladies, make a compress of one large clove of garlic, put it in a piece of cheesecloth, folding it up with the garlic side down. Drizzle a little hot water over it, just enough to moisten it, and place it on the inside of your wrist or on the inside of your ankle. There are lots of blood veins in these places and the garlic will get into your bloodstream better. Keep it on for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on your skin! Garlic can burn if held on too long. For a child or someone with more tender skin, rub a little olive oil on before applying the garlic and make the time a bit shorter. Two or three applications a day will knock out congestion and head colds fast, usually in one day! We have proven it!:-)
I will be posting some other discoveries in the next few months and will also post some links where you can purchase good quality dried herbs, as well as a few ideas on how to grow and dry your own. I already have plants growing under lights that will hopefully give me a good start on my supply this summer.
I am very excited about discovering all the wonderful things that God has provided for us to use for health and sickness. I hope you will enjoy reading some of this and that it can be a help to you as well. God's Blessings!!
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