Herbal Remedies You May
Already Have In Your Home
Herbal remedies have been around for thousands of years, we
have proof that they have been used for millennia rather than
centuries, but what we don’t know is how far back the use of
herbal remedies went by our ancestors.
Today we use a great many herbal remedies for a wide variety
of conditions and health reasons, what a lot of use do not
understand is that there is a great many herbal remedies just
lying around the house, not being fully utilized to the full
Did you know that some of the most powerful medicines are
just sitting in your cupboard, or growing in your garden, just
itching to be used for the condition they can help.
One of the best remedies in the home is honey, yes that’s
right, honey. Have you ever wondered why honey never spoils
like other foods?
Honey is a simple food we use for sweetening foods, or
adding to a herbal tea, yet there is more to honey than meets
Honey is a powerful anti bacterial agent, the reason why
honey is so effective is because it has such high sugar content
and a moisture level that is blow seventeen percent, this makes
it impenetrable to nearly all bacteria.
Another simple foodstuff found in many homes is Cranberries.
The juice of a cranberry is a powerful combatant against
urinary tract infection.
The reason why cranberry juice works so well is because it
stops bacteria sticking to the walls of the bladder, making it
difficult for bacteria to make the bladder their home, and
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Lavender, one of our favorite summer plants, for its refreshing
fragrance. Did you know that putting some lavender oil, or just
lavender leaves in a hot bath while its running can soothe and
reduce stress in the body making you feel rejuvenated.
Another herbal remedy in the home is Garlic. Garlic is a
foodstuff that we use for adding extra taste to our cuisine,
yet it holds a more powerful use that many people do not know
Many people say that garlic can clear your skin by sweating
as it clears the pores, but it also acts as an antibiotic in
the body. The reason why garlic has antibiotic qualities is
because it contains the antibiotic compound called Alliin.
When we use garlic in meals we tend to crush or chop the
garlic cloves, this action causes the alliin in garlic to
convert to allicin, which is an enzyme. Allicin is the
antibiotic and anitifungal product found in garlic, which is
the reason you should eat more.
There is one note about garlic, which is important. Allicin
is a very unstable compound and will break down very quickly,
especially through cooking, for best results it is advisable to
eat garlic raw.
A tincture is an alcoholic extract of the
herb in question.
An infusion of herbs is made by placing 1 to
2 teaspoons of dried herb or 2 to 4 fresh herbs
in a carrier oil like sweet almond or water and
then strained after about 10 minutes. The water
does not have to be heated by the way.
Mint tea can be used to treat nausea,
indigestion, colic, flatulence, migraines, and
In this day and age where people do not eat as
healthy as they should, it is important that we educate our
younger generation so they can change their ways before it is
to late. To do this we need to teach them what foods in the
world are not only good for them as a food, but also as a