7 must have herbs for the summer Lemon Balm-heat exhaustion, lavender-sunburn spray,plantain-cuts burns stings and bites;meadowsweet tincture-topical pain relief;St john's Wort- heals soft tissue and nerve damage,fibromialgia, warts, and cold soars; Yarrow and Calendula oil for vericose veins
DIY Hair Rinses ~ Four Thieves Vinegar Recipe using fresh herbs. Can be used as a surface disinfectant, a hair rinse, a skin cleanser, to treat insect bites, as a hand-sanitizer, just to name a few. While the ingredients are very effective, it is gentle enough to use on pets and kids, just dilute it one part Four Thieves to three parts purified water.
Tinture for headaches and migraines:3:1lemon balm and feverfew in glass jar cover 1-2" with 100% vodka and shake every day for 2-6 weeks on a sunny window sill then strain and store in dark glass in dark place for up to 5 yrs.Use 1/4-1/2 teasp every 1/2 hr til better
Outdoors, sunburn can strike even the most diligently lotioned vacationer. An infusion of black tea and fresh mint makes a fragrant sunburn soother. The tannic acid in black tea draws heat from the burn and restores the skin's acid balance; the mint cools the skin. To make, pour four cups boiling water over two cups of fresh mint leaves and three or four tea bags. Cover, let stand 10 minutes, then strain. Let cool, and transfer to a glass jar. Apply to sunburned skin with a washcloth or…
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Dr. Oz recommends Lemon Balm Extract as a natural non-addictive alternative to Valium for Instant stress relief. Works in the same way as valium on the same part of the brain just as fast without the side effects. Wow, nature does have the answers to even stress.
This raw ginger lemon tonic is a LIFESAVER if you have a cold! Whip this up and you will be feeling better in NO time. I get SOOO many emails about this recipe from people RAVING about how it helped them.
Simple to make, herbal liniments offer instant relief for pain, inflamed muscles, bruises, and sprains. Liniments can be used to disinfect cuts and wounds, and may benefit a variety of conditions including sore and inflamed muscles, joints, circulation problems, arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, and bruises. They may also be formulated to warm or cool the surface area.