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    HOW TO MAKE ASTRAGALUS TINCTURE - Astragalus root has been used in Chinese medicine for about 2,000 years. The herb helps to strengthen the immune system, liver and heart. It is also considered an energy and lung tonic. Often, medicinal herbs like astragalus with tonic qualities are made into tinctures so that they can be used on a regular basis. Tonics are typically used as a preventative measure against sickness.

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    Guide to Making Herbal Tinctures

    Herbs for colds and flu - antiseptic throat sprays, vapor rubs, herbal steams, gargles etc. Good sound advice, including the correct use of echinacea.

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    Garlic is a powerful immune booster that stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white cells, boosts natural killer cell activity, and increases the efficiency of antibody production. The immune-boosting properties of garlic seem to be due to its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin and sulfides. Garlic can also act as an antioxidant that reduces the build-up of free radicals in the bloodstream.

    Turmeric Milk: For Immune System Support and the Treatment of Inflammation

    Herbs & Essential Oils for Arthritis

    Cayenne Tincture- and how to make other medicinal tinctures.

    Evergreen Balm... excellent at stimulating healing and relieving pain in part because of the way in which the volatile oils increase local circulation. This warming power is especially effective for treating cold symptoms which may manifest as stiff, achy muscles often characterized by dull, chronic pain. Additionally, stronger scented conifers can be useful as a chest rub during colds with sinus congestion or chronic coughs.

    alternative medicine with common foods

    Sore throat remedy: Lemon and Raw Honey ~ let sit in refrigerator until lemon and rind break down into marmalade-like mixture. Place in cup & add hot water. Drink & feel better.

    Homemade Cough Syrup (3 month refrigerated shelf life)

    Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

    DIY Insect Repellent - ehow.com

    Make this eco-friendly tick repellant that really works! You can use it on yourself or your pets.

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    Healing Basket -- with information about gathering herbs, instructions for making tinctures, and recipes for Calendula & Plantain Salve and Mullein Ear Oil.

    How To Make A Cold and Flu Tincture