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Thursday, March 3, 2011

22 Home Remedies And Medicines (Recipes!)

Anti-Fungal / Anti-Yeast Treatment

2-tablespoons boric acid.
1-cup cornstarch.

Place in a large salt shaker. shake on any area with fungal rash.
Some skin rashes are severe enough to take two weeks to heal. Also works great on athletes foot.
'Lung Fever' Salve -Amish Recipe

12oz.-unsalted lard
2 oz.- camphor
3 oz. - beeswax
3 oz. - rosin (powdered)
Heat the above in a double boiler.
Take off heat, then add....
2 teaspoons raw linseed oil
20 ml. turpentine
bottle up, used for colds and pneumonia, rub on chest and back.
It will store for years.

Homemade Saline Solution

1/4- teaspoon kosher salt
8- oz. water
1/4- teaspoon baking soda

Mix well.
Elderberry Extract

Take 1/2 cup berries to 8 cups of water.
Boil berries and simmer down to 2 cups of liquid (It takes about 30 - 45 minutes).
Strain off berries and add 1/2 cup honey and store in refrigerator. This can also be canned.
USE: a tablespoon or 2 at a time to ward off sickness.
NOTE: This is great for treating flu and can improve health with bird flu
Herbal Compress To Stop Bleeding

1-teaspoon tincture of yarrow (or other suitable herb)
1/2- cup warm water
A clean soft cloth or medical gauze

Combine both ingredients.
Soak the cloth in the liquid, wring it out and aply it with pressure over the wound.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

1- cup Aloe Vera gel (or you can make your own)
1- teaspoon rubbing alcohol
2- teaspoons vegetable glycerin
8-10- drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil

Simply blend all of the ingredients together and store.
Amish Cough Syrup

Lemon Juice
Castor Oil

Mix equal parts of lemon juice, honey, and Castor oil.

Adult dose: take 1 (one) tablespoon per day.
Children's dose: (over 2 years old) take 1 (one) teaspoon per day.
Homemade Nighttime Cold Remedy (reminiscent of Nyquil)

This remedy lets you sleep very sound all night.

1/4-cup maple syrup
1/4-cup hot water
2-tablespoons brandy

Squeeze all the juice out of the lemon.
Mix lemon juice with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. Then add 1/4th-cup hot water, and 2 tablespoons of brandy (or more if you want :D)

Restless Leg Syndrome Remedy
I have not tried this

1-teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 cup of warm water
1 teaspoon of honey

Mix and drink
Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

mix a half cup of milk of magnesia and half cup of corn starch. Mix in equal amounts to make a creamy consistency.
Apply liberally to baby.
Homemade Pedialyte

2-quarts water
1-teaspoon baking soda
7-teaspoons sugar (get those electrolytes up!)
1- (1/4 oz.) packet unsweetened kool-aid -OR- lemonade mix (any flavor)
1/2-teaspoon salt or salt substitute

Mix all together.
Store in fridge for NO more then 3 days. can be made into ice cubes.
Nerve Pain Tincture

1-teaspoon each tincture of St. John's Wort flowers, skullcap leaves,
fresh oats and licorice root
1/2-dropperful each tincture of ginger rhizome and vervain leaves

[U]Combine ingredients. {/U]
Take 1 dropper-ful every half hour, as needed during an emergency. to relieve chronic pain, 2 to 4 dropper=fuls a day.

Lice Remover Shampoo

1-oz.olive oil
6-drops tea tree oil
6-drops rosemary oil
4-drops oregano oil

Mix together well into hair and scalp. Keep on hair for 30 minutes. Repeat twice a day until lice is removed.
Herbal Remedy for Pink Eye

The herb Eyebright has astringent and antibacterial properties to drawl out infections such as pink eye and soothe eyes.

Make an infusion:
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried eyebright herb.
Steep for 10 minutes; Stain and allow to cool.

Now you can use this infusion in a few different ways:
You can use as an eyewash 3-4 times a day.
You can also use as a warm compress:
Take a soft cloth and dip into infusion while still warm, gently ring out cloth and apply to eyes. Repeat as cloth cools. You may need to reheat your infusion. Leave the compress on the eyes for at least 10 minutes.

You can also purchase eyebright tincture already made from a herbal shop. Put three drops of eyebright tincture in a tablespoon of boiled water. When cool, use as an eyewash.

Wash your hand REALLY good after handling your eyes to stop the spread of pink eye. Use the herbal hand sanitizer recipe for your hands afterward.
Bay Leaf Tincture for Tendinitis

In a 1 quart wide mouth jar, put 6 oz. of dried bay leaves in jar. Fill the jar to half full of vodka. Fill the rest of the jar with water.
Cover and store in cool dark spot, shake once or twice a day. Leave sit for 2 weeks to 1 month. After this time, strain and save liquid. Store in darker bottles or away from light. Apply tincture to a soft cloth and rub/massage the affected area. Can also warm (don't boil, it will evaporate the alcohol) the liquid.
Anti Itch/Coagulant/Diaper Rash/Insect Bite/Cure-All

Pick Plantago leaves (there are over 200 species, don't confuse with the banana) when they are vibrant and green.
Chop them coarsely and pack loosely into a clean, very dry jar.
Add olive oil, dislodge air bubbles with a knife or chopstick until the jar is filled to the very top.
Label and cap securely. Let sit out of direct sunlight, on a surface that won't be marred by oozing oil.
Decant after six weeks, pouring off the oil and squeezing out what remains in the plant material. Discard the herb.
Grate one tablespoon of beeswax for every ounce of oil. Stirring constantly, heat the oil and beeswax until the wax melts, usually within a minute.
Pour the liquid into small, wide-mouthed jars (a good excuse for buying marinated artichoke hearts) and cool.
Use this ointment lavishly for diaper rash, insect bites, all itches, and minor wounds. It heals, stops itching, checks bleeding, and eases pain.
Nettle Beer
One of the most delightful medicines for joint pain

1 pound/500g raw sugar
2 lemons
1 ounce/30g cream of tartar
5 quarts/5 liters water
2 pounds/1 kilo nettle tops
1 ounce/30g live yeast

Place sugar, lemon peel (no white), lemon juice, and cream of tartar in a large crock. Cook nettles in water for 15 minutes.
Strain into the crock and stir well. When this cools to blood warm, dissolve the yeast in a little water and add to your crock.
Cover with several folds of cloth and let brew for four days. Strain out sediment and bottle. Ready to drink in 12 days.
Homemade Ice Pack

2- cups of water
1/3- cup (80%) alcohol- rubbing alcohol or vodka, etc.
Zipper- top plastic bag

Combine water and alcohol in a zipper-top bag. Seal top and freeze. The alcohol keeps it from freezing solid and creates a gel-like ice pack.
Natural Mosquito And Tick Repellent

1- cup of spring water
1/2- cup lemon juice
15- drops of peppermint oil
1 shot of Vodka
10- drops of lavender oil

Place all ingredients in a clean spray bottle and store in the refrigerator. Shake well before each use.
Homemade Baby Powder (Talc-free)

½ cup corn starch
½ cup Arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon dried ground chamomile
1 tablespoon dried ground lavender
¼ cup finely ground oats

Blend well and put in a shaker style bottle. Now you can powder your baby’s little bottom in safety.
Lavender Dryer Sachets

1 small muslin drawstring bag (you can usually get these at craft stores)
Dried Lavender
2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Fill the muslin bag with the dried lavender and add the essential oil. Close the bag tightly and throw in the dryer. Your clothes will come out soft and smell great.
Tiger Balm

1 oz cayenne infused oil
3 oz goldenrod or arnica infused oil
3/4 oz beeswax
20 drops white camphor (essential oils)
20 drops cinnamon leaf (essential oils)
20 drops rosemary (essential oils)
30 drops clary sage (essential oils)
10 drops sweet birch (essential oils)

Melt beeswax, add infused oils and stir well. Let cool a bit before adding essential oils. Mix well and pour into clean, sterilized container.
Be careful not to use near body orifices or on open skin.

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