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Immune A-Go-Go Soup

serves 6-8 Good enough for dinner any night, this soup is of special benefit for those in the midst of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Variations on this soup are a regular part of my anti-cancer lifestyle. * 2 cups beet roots or tops, sliced (parsnips are great too) * 2 cups water (spring water or […]

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Helichrysum and Bruises

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! The essential oil Helichrysum applied to new bruises will usually prevent them from forming. The oil is known to prevent swelling and discoloration. Dilute for use on skin   […]

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Sea Salt Detox Bath

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Fill the tub with water * 1/2 cup sea salt * 1/2 cup of baking soda * 1/2 cup of Epsom salt * 1/2 cup of peroxide * 1 […]

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Oil Blend for Lumbago

Put the following oils onto a hot compress and apply to the lower back: * 3 drops Rosemary oil * 1 drop Clove oil * 1 drop Eucalyptus oil When the compress becomes cold, replace it with another. Do this at least 3 times a day. Massage the lower back and into the crevice of […]

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Simple and Old-Fashioned Herbal Recipes

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! PEPPERMINT & SPEARMINT – These cooling herbs are pungent and dry and have been taken as a digestive tonic. I make a tea and take a cup for nausea, […]

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Wine Tonic

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Put 1 cup of Sage in the blender and add 1 pint of burgundy or claret. Blend until sage is in very small pieces. Allow to age for several […]

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Blend to Ease Winter Blues

Lack of greenery, gray skies, a snow-covered world, reduced activity and the cold temperatures of winter can all lead to what is known as the “Winter Blues.” The Winter Blues involve feelings of sadness, depression and loss of energy. The below blends can help ease the symptoms of the winter blues. Citrus oils are emphasized […]

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Tea Tree For Cold Sores

Tea Tree For Cold Sores

A cold sore is a viral infection causing inflammation of the skin, usually on mouth or lips, and characterized by collections of small blisters. Lysine vitamin supplements are recommended if you are prone to reoccurring bouts. Supplies: Tea Tree Oil and cotton swabs. Remedy: Gently apply a few drops of Tea Tree Oil directly to […]

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Making and Using a Poultice

A poultice is made of a soft, moist substance that is mixed to the consistency of a paste, and then spread on or between layers of cloth. The cloth is then placed on a body surface. Poultices act by increasing blood flow, relaxing tense muscles, soothing inflamed tissues, or drawing toxins from an infected area. […]

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Home Medicine Digestion Tea Recipe

Home Medicine: Digestion Tea Recipe

Here’s How: 1. While water is boiling, prepare your herbs and add them to your cup or tea pot. 2. Remove boiling water from heat and pour over the herbs. 3. Cover and let steep 15 minutes then drink. Tips: 1. Keep covered while steeping, this is a secret to the effectiveness of many tea […]

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Natural Antiseptics

Natural Antiseptics

1) Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic. Use it for cuts, scrapes and even acne, either diluted or full strength. 2) Burdock leaves in a poultice are excellent for boils, swellings, cuts, scrapes, and as a wash for acne. 3) Thyme is a powerful antiseptic making it an excellent wash for pimples. 4) Garlic […]

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