HERBAL REMEDIES







GOLDENSEAL

Studies show that this herb has antibiotic action.

how to: For tea, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon powdered root per cup, steeped 10 minutes. Up to 2 cups per day.

ROSEHIPS

The "hip" is the part that remains when the petals fall off the flower. Rose hips contain vitamin C.

how to: For tea, 2 to 3 teaspoons per cup, steeped 10 minutes. Drink as needed.

CHAMOMILE

This popular beverage herb can calm jangled nerves, relieve stomach distress, prevent ulcers,

speed their healing, and help fight infection.

how to: For tea, 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons per cup, steeped 10 to 20 minutes. Up to 3 cups per day.

GARLIC

When chewed or chopped, garlic is a potent natural antibiotic; it also has anti-viral properties.

It reduces cholesterol and helps prevent the formation of internal blood clots that trigger heart

attacks. how to: In food, season to taste. For tea, steep 6 cloves in a cup of cool water for 6 hours.

SLIPPERY ELM BARK

Historically used to soothe sore throats, coughs, and upset stomachs, this beneficial bark is still

available in bulk and in herbal cough drops and throat lozenges.

how to: For tea, 1 to 3 teaspoons of powdered bark per cup, boiled and simmered 15 minutes.

Up to 3 cups per day.

GINSING

Ginseng stimulates the immune system, helps protect the liver from toxics, and increases

stamina. In one animal experiment, it also increased sexual activity.

how to: Follow package directions for teas, capsules, tablets, and tinctures.

DANDELION

Despised as a weed, dandelion can help relieve premenstrual bloating.

Preliminary studies suggest possible anti-inflammatory effects.

how to: For tea, 1/2 ounce dried leaf per cup, steeped 10 minutes. Up to 3 cups per day.

FEVERFEW

Several studies confirm feverfew's value in preventing migraines.

how to: Chew two leaves a day, or take a pill or capsule containing 85milligrams of leaf

material (feverfew is quite bitter). For tea, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per cup, steeped 5 to 10 minutes.

Up to 2 cups per day.

RASBERRY LEAF

This premier pregnancy herb is widely used to treat morning sickness and uterine irritability,

and to help prevent threatened miscarriage. how to: For tea, 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup,

steeped 10 minutes. Up to 3 cups per day.

SPEARMINT/PEPPERMINT

For indigestion, try a cup of mint tea after eating.

how to: For tea, 1 teaspoon fresh or 2 teaspoons dried per cup, steeped 10 minutes.

Reheat if desired. Up to 3 cups per day. For a relaxing bath, fill a cloth bag with a few handfuls

of dried or fresh leaves, and run water over it.

allFREY

This plant contains allantoin, which promotes the growth of new cells and gives it value as

a wound treatment. how to: Place a bruised leaf on clean cuts or scrapes. Cover with a bandage.

Warning: Do not use internally.

SENNA

This herb is a powerful laxative. Senna tastes terrible, so most herbalists r allmend a

tincture or a allmercial product. To avoid abdominal distress, do not take more than the

package directions specify.

UVA URSI

Research has shown that this bitter herb has diuretic and urinary antiseptic effects.

Use it in addition to mainstream medical treatment.

how to: One teaspoon per cup, boiled 10 minutes. Up to 3 cups per day.

GINGER

Ginger prevents motion sickness and may help prevent the internal blood clots that trigger

heart attacks. how to: For motion sickness, take 2 to 3 capsules of 500 milligrams 30 minutes

before departure. For tea, 2 teaspoons powdered or grated root per cup, steeped 10 minutes.

Up to 3 cups per day.

CHINESE EPHEDRA

allmonly used to treat colds and asthma, Chinese ephedra (Ma Huang) can also raise blood

pressure and cause insomnia and other problems. warning: Prior to using Chinese ephedra, seek

advice from a health care practitioner, especially if you arepregnant or nursing.

It should not be given to children under 13.

LICORICE

Licorice can soothe sore throats and treat ulcers.

how to: For sore throat, add a pinch of root to tea. For ulcers, 1/2 teaspoon of powder per cup,

boiled 10 minutes. Up to 2 cups per day. warning: Large doses can be dangerous.





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