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Onions For Earaches

This one’s a bit strange, but works very well. Make an onion poultice and apply externally over the infected ear. Cut an onion up, stick it in a hot oven until it starts to turn brown (make sure you set it in a glass pan to catch any juices, remove from oven, wrap in a […]

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Chronic Cough Tea

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! * 3 parts thyme leaf * 2 parts plantain * 1 part mullein leaf Use 1-2 tsp. of the herb mixture per cup of boiling water. Cover and steep […]

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Herbal Cold and Flu Remedies

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! Adaptogens: which include Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), Asian ginseng, Astragalus, and Schizandra, are thought to help keep various body systems – including the immune system – functioning optimally. Take Siberian […]

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Herbs For Earaches

Internally * echinacea – as infusion, tincture * ribwort – as infusion, tincture * goldenseal – capsules, tincture 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! Externally * mullein – Use cold infused oil as eardrops. * […]

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Oils for Earaches, Infections

Antiseptic essential oils such as lavender and tea tree can be diluted in olive oil and rubbed around the outside of-never in-the ear and over the lymph nodes on the side of the neck. If the ear problem is caused by a throat infection, be sure to also use an antiseptic gargle. Hot compresses soothe […]

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Anise Tea for Coughs

Using Anise as a cough remedy is now supported by science. It has been a traditional treatment for coughs, bronchitis and asthma. The herb contains creosol and alpha-pinene that loosen bronchial secretions and make them easier to cough up. Gently crush 1 teaspoon of anise seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10-20 minutes […]

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Spray for Sore Throats

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! * Geranium – 2 drops * Lemon – 1 drop * Tea Tree – 1 drop * Pine – 1 drop * 1/2 cup Chamomile tea * 1 tablespoon […]

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More Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

Before beginning any home remedy for sore throats, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s nothing serious. If you have symptoms of strep throat (such as fever, malaise, headache, or stomach pain), or if your sore throat is very severe and/or accompanied by other symptoms, you will need to see a doctor. But for […]

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Sore Throat Gargle

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 two cups of water into a saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add 5 heaping tablespoons of Calendula (marigold) flowers (fresh or dried). Cover and […]

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