Monday, March 9, 2009

Recipe For Herbal Remedies

Herbal healing may appeal to those who fear that physicians overmedicate or who have experienced adverse reactions to prescribed medicines. In fact, there's a long tradition world - wide of using herbs to ease symptoms and cure ailments. The following are safe and easy herbal recipes that can be made with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen pantry.


Recommended for colds, flu, relief of gas pains, and motion sickness.
1 oz. grated gingerroot and 1 pt. of water
Just simply mix one ounce of grated gingerroot per pint of boiled water. Drink as much as you wish.


Recommended for coughs, colds, flu, congestion and as a digestive aid.
1/2 oz. peppermint leaves and 1 pt. water
Mix 1/2 ounce of peppermint per pint of boiled water. Steep 5 to 20 minutes. Drink as much as you wish.

Recommended to clear the nose and bronchial tubes.
2 oz. eucalyptus leaves and 1 qt. water
Boil fresh eucalyptus leaves in water, then inhale the steam with a towel over the head.

Recommended for colds, flu, cough, and bacterial infections. This herb contains a chemical that acts as an antibiotic. Garlic may occasionally produce allergic reactions.
8 oz minced garlic and olive oil
Place peeled minced garlic cloves in a jar. Cover with olive oil, let stand for three days, shaking occasionally. Strain and store in a cool place. Take one teaspoon hourly for symptoms.

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