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Nature's Remedies

Posted by Web Hunter on 11/20/2014 to Ghillie's Corner

  It's important to know what easy-to-find herbs can be used to treat and prevent sickness, when no professional medical treatment is available or justifiable. The following is a simple list of common herbs and plants along with their medicinal qualities:


Asparagus

    Use :

    • Kidney problems.
    • Dissolves uric acid deposits.
    • Promotes urination

    Preparation :

    • Boil in water and drink.


Basil Tea

    Use :

    • Colds, flu
    • Cramps
    • Bladder

    Preparation :

    • Add fresh herb or seeds to boiled water to make tea for migraines and bed time restlessness.
    • Douche for yeast infections.
    • Gargle and mouthwash to eliminates candida.
    • Pregnant women should avoid medicinal use of basil.


Black Pepper

    Use:

    • Take at first sign of any disease
    • Pain relief from toothache
    • Brings down a fever.


Celery

    Use :

    • Sedative.
    • Seed and stalk reduces hypertension.
    • Celery seed tea for the kidneys as a cleanser.


Chamomile flowers

    Use:

    • Fever and restlessness in children


Cinnamon

    Use :

    • Diarrhea
    • Dysentery
    • General Indigestion
    • Yeast infection
    • Athlete’s foot
    • Reduces cancer causing tendencies of many food additives.
    • Cold

    Preparation :

    • Cinnamon ground or taken with milk is a good balance after a heavy meal or dessert
    • Simmer sticks with cloves for 3 min, add 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. honey, 2 tbs. whiskey as cold medication.
    • Boil 8-10 sticks in 4 cups water, simmer 5 min, steep 45 min, then douche or apply to athlete’s foot.


Cloves

    Use:

    • Toothache
    • Nasuea
    • Vomiting
    • Sore gums
    • Topical pain relief of arthritis
    • Antiseptic mouthwash
    • Alcohol craving suppressor

    Preparation :

    • Chew for toothache, nausea or vomiting.
    • Use oil for pain relief for sore gums and toothache.
    • Add clove oil to neutral oils for topical pain relief of arthritis.
    • Small amounts of clove in a tea for nausea.
    • 3 cloves in two cups of boiled water, steeped for 20 minutes, as an antiseptic and mouthwash.
    • Former alcoholics can suck on one or two cloves when the craving strikes to curb the desire.


Freshly Brewed Coffee

    Use :

    • Alleviate headaches
    • Clean bowels
    • Break mucus congestion

    Preparation :

    • Caffeine in coffee is used to alleviate headaches (particularly those caused by caffeine withdrawal)
    • Coffee enemas with olive oil are used to cleanse the bowels and are one of the safest and most thoroughly cleansing enemas available.
    • Hot black coffee sipped through a straw helps break up mucus congestion in the lungs.
    • Caution and common sense must be used to avoid dependency.


Garlic

    Use :

    • Chronic and acute bacterial colds and flus
    • Bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough
    • High and low blood pressure
    • Removing parasites and infections
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Diabetes
    • Destroys intestinal parasites
    • Reduces cholesterol
    • Repels insects
    • Reduces sting effects of insects and red ants


Ginger

    Use :

    • Cold / Flu
    • Suppressing cough
    • Cramps
    • Nausea
    • Stiffness
    • Detoxify meat
    • Blood Thinner
    • Ease bruises & sprains
    • Stimulate delayed period
    • Break up congestion and fever

    Preparations :

    • Ginger prepared in tea form is useful for cramps, nausea, thinning blood, as a substitute for coumadin, break up congestion and fever.
    • Use externally for stiffness
    • Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken.
    • Boil 2/3 cup of freshly chopped root in 1 gallon water, wrapped in cheesecloth (or old nylon stocking) until the water is yellow. Then soak towel and lay on bruises and sprains while still hot, to ease them.
    • Ginger is one of the few herbs that easily passes the blood/brain membrane and is used in conjunction with other herbs that are meant to have an effect on the mind.
    • Pregnant women should avoid medicinal concentrations of ginger.


Lemon

    Use :

    • Colds
    • Cough
    • Heartburn
    • Bloating
    • Belching
    • Sorethroat


Mint (Peppermint)

    Use :

    • Migraines
    • Nervousness
    • Stomach disorders
    • Heartburn
    • Abdominal cramps, stomachache
    • Herpes

    Preparation :

    • Herpes sufferers can take 2 cups of tea a day to ease the symptoms when the virus is active.
    • Mints are used to buffer the action of other herbs that have uncomfortable effects on the stomach and intestines.
    • Can be used in any combination for flavor.


Mustard

    Use :

    • Sprained backs
    • Deep rattling coughs
    • Lack of appetite
    • Headache
    • Cold
    • Cough

    Preparation :

    • 1 ½cups of dry yellow mustard in a bathtub of water for sprained backs.
    • Make a paste with water and apply to knee and elbow sprains till blisters appear!
    • 1 tsp. each mustard and ginger powder mixed with 2 ½tbs. of olive oil for deep rattling coughs. Rub over chest and back and put on an old T-shirt (or cover with cloth diaper).


Nutmeg and mace

    Use :

    • Gas
    • Indigestion
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Kidney problems

    Preparation:

    • Make a paste of powder with cold water and then add to boiled water. 1 tbs. 1/4 tbs of powdered nutmeg is enough to produce a floating euphoria for hours. Can cause erections for men during that time.
    • Side effects are bone and muscle aches, burning eyes, sinus drainage, and limited diarrhea.


Onion bulb

    Use:

    • Cold
    • Cough
    • Life prolonger
    • Dressing for burns
    • Bee and wasp stings
    • Asthma

    Preparation :

    • Interviews with hundreds of people who lived to 100 plus all indicated a heavy intake of onions in the diet.
    • Onion is an excellent dressing for burns.
    • Crush sliced onions with a little bit of salt and apply to burns.
    • Apply sliced onion to bee and wasp stings.
    • For asthma, puree an onion, cover it with brandy and let sit overnight, strain it, filter it through a coffee filter, and refrigerate. Take 2 tbs. 20 minutes before expected onset or before going to bed.


Parsley

    Use :

    • Purifier
    • Halitosis
    • Tumor inhibitor
    • Kidney stones and other kidney related problems
    • Painful urination
    • Sexual stimulant

    Preparation :

    • Chew for halitosis.
    • A few sprigs provide 2/3 the vitamin C of an orange, lots of vitamin A, and the important amino acid histidine, which is a tumor inhibitor.
    • Parsley tea is good for kidney problems, painful urination, and kidney stones.
    • One cup of parsley to 1 quart of water makes a strong tea. Two cups of parsley to 1 quart of water, steep an hour and drink warm, as an aphrodisiac. In Spain they have found that feeding parsley to sheep will bring them into heat at any time of year!


Rosemary Tea

    Use:

    • Headaches
    • Body aches
    • Breath purifier
    • Aid in digestion of fat
    • Free radicals reducer
    • Stress
    • Headaches
    • Muscular stiffness and pain

    Preparation :

    • Flower tea for the breath.
    • Boil water with rosemary in it to make it safe to drink.
    • Diuretic and liver aid, increases bile flow. Two handfuls of flowering tips into 2 cups of good brandy, soak 10 days, strain and seal. Mouthful twice daily.
    • Oil of rosemary is a natural anti-oxidant, and stress reliever
    • Sniff for headaches.
    • Chop a double handful of twigs and put in a pint of olive oil for one week, and use as a muscle liniment.


Spearmint

    Use :

    • Colds, flus
    • Mild fever
    • Antispasmodic
    • Prevents vomiting
    • Relieves stomach
    • Intestinal gas
    • Diaphoretic
    • Reduces pain


Tea

    Use :

    • Relieve migraines
    • Dental plaque remover

    Preparation :

    • Caffeine relieves migraines.
    • Tea drinkers suffer less hardening of the arteries than coffee drinkers.
    • Black tea kills dental plaque.


Vinegar

    Use :

    • Blood cleanser
    • Arthritis cure
    • Reduce inflammation

    Preparation :

    • Naturally brewed apple cider vinegar is one of the finest blood cleansers and arthritis cures known.
    • Take 1 tbs. per day of equal parts vinegar and honey in water to taste to cleanse the blood and reduce inflammation from arthritis.
    • Be sure to use naturally brewed vinegar, as the white cheap stuff in the grocery store is actually acetic acid, a petroleum by-product, and pretty well useless except as a window cleaner!


Walnut Hulls, Black

    Use :

    • Athletes foot
    • Fungal infections, parasites
    • Abscesses
    • Boils


Watercress herb

    Use :

    • Cold / Flu
    • Purifying blood
    • Soft teeth / Weak bones

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