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Making "Forest Honey"...made from boiling down new growth from pine needles. Good for sore throats and coughs.

In Europe, evergreens have been used as medicine since the Middle Ages. They act as a stimulating antiseptic for respiratory infections and congestion, and are useful for bronchitis, and at onset of colds and flus to stop infection. Pine is also used for coughs and asthma.

The Frugal Farm Wifefrom The Frugal Farm Wife


Homemade Cough Drops. I'm surprised by how these work - and the kids LOVE them!

German recipe for Sage Syrup for sore throat: 2-3 handfulls fresh sage leaves; 1 lemon, sliced; 2 2/3 cups water; and 2 cups (16 oz.) sugar. Combine water and sugar in a pan, heat, and let cook for about 15 min. Add sage leaves and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the lemon slices. Let it sit overnight, then strain and boil again. Pour syrup while hot into clean bottle and seal. To use: For sore throat, dissolve 1 TBS in hot water and drink, up to 3 times per day. #remedies

A good indicator if your looking for a regular water source. All willow barks have salicylic acid, which is a natural form of aspirin. Willow bark tea treats muscle pain and inflammation, diarrhea, fever, arthritc pain, and headache.Used externally it makes a wash for cuts, ulcers, and poison ivy. Willow bark in teas and capsules is sedative and eases insomina. It reduces the risk of heart disease and may delay cataract formation.

Lemon balm has been used as far back as the middle ages to: enhance sleep, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, soothe indigestion, promote faster healing of cold sores

Montana Homesteaderfrom Montana Homesteader

Pineapple Weed Tea

Pineapple Weed, also called Wild Chamomile, is a common "weed" that makes a delicious herbal tea you can forage for free! Montana Homesteader

The Coconut Mamafrom The Coconut Mama

Honey and Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil

Honey and Lemon Syrup with Coconut Oil: An Immunity Boosting Cough Syrup-I love this and use YL Lemon Essential oil instead of lemon juice. Works really well!

Hot drink recipe for a sore throat. Infuse 2-4 slices of lemon, few mint springs, 2cm thinly sliced piece of ginger, and 1-2 cinn sticks in boiling water for 5 minutes. Pour into mug and add honey to sweeten and soothe the throat.

Josh's Blogfrom Josh's Blog

Use & Benefits of Ayurvedic CLOVE:

Clove: Chew one every evening to kill the parasites in your body.

Natural Honey Citrus Syrups for Coughs & Sore Throats Soothe a cold or enjoy a deliciously flavored cup of hot water or tea #TheYummyLife

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Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups

Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups. My grandfather used to do this...knocks out sore throat pain real quick!!

What tea to drink for specific ailments: For congestion or cough •thyme leaf for chest congestion •sage leaf for cough •slippery elm for sore throats --To settle tummies •peppermint •ginger -- To relax or unwind •chamomile •catnip -- To detox or cleanse •dandelion root •burdock root •milk thistle -- For Fever or Infection •Echinacea •Catnip

lemon ginger tumeric get well tea ~ this post is fantastic! gives a recipe for a great herbal broth too and all sorts of herbal/yoga ways to help heal your body while your sickly.

Homemade Elderberry Syrup for Flu Prevention. I just mixed up a batch and it smells lovely while it's cooking.