Category Archives: Herbs

Sunburn Relief

Symptoms of a sunburn may begin 1 hour to 24 hours after sun exposure and usually reach their peak in 2 to 3 days. Dehydration often accompanies sunburn. Be sure to stay hydrated. Relief: Aloe Vera Gel: a remarkable effective treatment for any kind of burn. Aloe relieves discomfort, speeds healing and also helps to moisturize the skin and relieve dryness. Gently apply a thin layer of Aloe Vera Gel to the sunburned area. Reapply it every hour until the pain is gone. Calendula & St. John’s Wort Salve: apply salve to badly burned areas. These two herbs have antiseptic properties, act as a pain Read More...

Insect Bites & Stings (Nonpoisonous)

One of the most effective remedies for the reduction of swellings due to insect bites and stings is to soak a wad of cotton with ammonia and then apply to the afflicted area. Agents to use for bites and stings are an ice cube or an application of moistened Adolph’s meat tenderizer upon the afflicted area (the papain from Papaya fruit in the meat tenderizer works to give relief. To reduce their pain, inflammation and itching, the following herbs may be used with success in various forms recommended: ALOE VERA – rub gel or salve on skin: apply poultice of liquid Aloe Read More...

Insect Bites & Stings (Poisonous)

Poisonous insect bites or spider bites, such as a black widow bite can be helped considerably by the use of herbs. Cayenne pepper is a very effective way of eliminating the swelling and toxic reactions in poisonous insect bites, rattlesnake bites and bee stings. CAYENNE PEPPER – mixed with a little calcium and apple cider vinegar will usually stop the poison from spreading through the system and reduce the symptoms immediately. CRUSHED YARROW – used fresh in a poultice and placed over any kind of spider bite will help to draw out venom that may be implanted in the flesh. Author: Natural First Aid Read More...

Headache

Headaches can be the result of trouble in other areas of the body. For instance, if a headache starts at the top of the head, it points to intestinal trouble, if it starts at the forehead, it may be kidney trouble, and if it starts at the back of the head, it may be liver and gallbladder trouble. The following herbs may be helpful in relieving a headache: FEVERFEW– research has concluded that this herb is an effective treatment for migraines. WHITE WILLOW BARK – one of the original sources of aspirin before it was chemically synthesized, this herb can be taken as Read More...

Acne, Pimples & Boils

Home Remedies For Facial Acne: Try homeopathic Bellis perennris (daisy). Dandelion, nettle, strawberry leaves: Single or together as tea. Charcoal tablets: Take 2 before each meal daily. Buttermilk and Honey: Boil buttermilk; when thickened, add honey so it becomes a thick cream. Apply whenever needed. Nutmeg: Combine 1/3 tsp. nutmeg (freshly ground), 1 tsp. honey, and 1/2 cup hot water. Drink 3 mornings in a row. Don’t drink for three days. Repeat this 9 times. Epson Salts: Combine Epson salts with water, enough to make a brine, and pat on the face with cotton and let dry before going to bed. Do this until pimples Read More...

Fiber to the Rescue

The Essential Role of Fiber Fiber plays an essential role in your digestive, heart, and skin health, and may improve blood sugar control, weight management, and more. Consuming fiber increases the immune system in your gut, feeds the good probiotic bacteria there, keeps the digestive lining healthy and absorbs and pulls out excess hormones, cholesterol, fat and toxins from the body. Fiber is one of the most important factors in maintaining the health of the gastrointestinal tract, not to mention its protective role against several potentially fatal diseases. Benefits of Fiber: Decrease stool transit time Expedite the removal of potentially dangerous toxins and carcinogens Read More...