herbs

Dried herbs to keep in your home cure medicine chest

Saturday, March 12, 2011 by: Fleur Hupston
Tags: herbs, emergency medicine, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Acquire dried herbs to keep at home for minor cuts, bruises, headaches, colds and flu. Assemble a stock of home medicines and keep them with the usual selection of dressings, plasters and cotton balls to use for first aid in treating minor ailments. The more you use simple herbal cures, the easier it will become to treat minor sicknesses at home. Certain herbs taken in excess can be toxic so ensure dosage is correct.

Herbs for various ailments

Keep either dried herbs or their tinctures. Dried herbs should be kept for a year, at the longest, before being replaced. Keep them in clean, screw top glass jars and be sure to label them with the date and contents. Store tinctures in a dark glass bottle for up to three years. Tablets can be substituted and are useful when traveling.

Herbs useful for coughs, fever, sore throats and headaches

Angelica, echinacea, garlic, ginger and lavender are excellent herbs to keep on hand for fever, sore throats and cold symptoms. Echinacea is especially useful as an immune booster. Limeflowers and rosemary are useful herbs for tension headaches. Store dried mint, parsley and thyme to help alleviate coughs.

Herbs for rheumatic pain

Angelica, bay and parsley can be taken regularly to get relief from rheumatic pain. Lemon grass is helpful in treating arthritic conditions and rheumatism as it possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Oil obtained from lemon grass can be used directly on painful joints.

Herbs for insect bites, skin rashes, cuts, bruises, blisters and other skin complaints

Keep basil and parsley for insect bites and stings. Skin rashes and diaper rash respond to herbs such as bay and elder. Comfrey soothes bites and sores. Calendula provides an excellent home-cure for cuts, grazes, minor skin complaints, bruises, blisters, diaper rash and other ailments such as athlete`s foot. Bay helps with skin rashes and bruises.

Herbs to store for digestive complaints, diarrhea and stomach aches

Marjoram is useful for diarrhea; both marjoram and thyme help with flatulence. Keep meadowsweet and ginger for acid indigestion. Stock up on mint for abdominal aches and pains. Sage is an excellent herb to use for gastritis and diarrhea.

Herbs to counter insomnia and fatigue

Valerian, mint, limeflower and lavender are herbs to keep for insomnia. Chamomile helps with fatigue. Kava is an herb that serves to calm and soothe people who suffer from the anxiety that can keep them awake at night.

Herbs for nausea and morning sickness

Ginger helps with travel sickness and morning sickness. Keep fennel and peppermint for bouts of nausea.

Try to develop a general awareness of health. By preventing minor illnesses from developing into major ones, you will likely be able to avoid visits to your practitioner.

Sources:

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, C. Normal Shealy, MD, PhD, pages 464 - 467, Published by Harper Collins, 2002 edition

http://www.gardensablaze.com

http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_meadows...



About the author

Fleur Hupston is a professional freelance writer. She is passionate about natural, healthy living and is currently studying to be a naturopath. She divides her time between writing for Natural News and various other sites, home schooling her children and studying part time.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.