Soak in warm Mint or Rosemary tea for 15 to 20 minutes. Sponge bath is helpful for the elderly or bed-confined.
A few drops of Lavender oil put in a bottle of Jojoba oil near the kitchen sink works wonders after the dishes.
Rosemary – Helps stimulate digestion and invigorates Circulation; for exhaustion, weakness and depression; used in ancient times to Improve Memory; a stimulating drink for fatigue or headaches; is regarded as uplifting and energizing; made into a light tea and taken for colds, Flu, Indigestion and for rheumatic pains; also used as a cleansing Incense; is a symbol of remembrance.
Carry some candied Ginger with you when traveling. This snappy-zesty treat is delicious and can help digest meals, quell stomach jitters, upsets, nausea and Motion Sickness.
Hibiscus – Rich in Vitamin C, it adds a beautiful rosy color to tea and contains mucilage properties that can soften the skin. Itâ€™s a common drink in many places including Egypt, Sudan and Mexico. The German Commission E reports itâ€™s use for shingles.
Peppermint and 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, Indigestion, and Travel Sickness. Some people have taken these Herbs for Colic, Flatulence, feverish conditions and Migraines. Peppermintâ€™s soothing quality is relaxing to the nerves and very stimulating to the circulatory system. Fresh and tasty.
Candied Fennel is a lovely way to freshen oneâ€™s breath, allay hunger and aid stomachs fraught with â€˜the windâ€™. A good travel remedy on the road.
Clove – Can be an immediate relief for many types of pain. Besides being a pain killer it is strongly Antiseptic and a stimulant to Circulation. Cloves break up mucous and gets sluggish organs moving. Itâ€™s been said to soothe nausea and vomiting. Clove increases the action of others Herbs in combinations. Toothaches: Chew on a Clove.
To 1/3 C. honey add 1 T. of Clove powder. (Opt. add Ginger & Cayenne)
Sore Throat Gargle
Soothing and Healing Bath
Boil 1-2 teaspoons of Ginger powder in 3-4 cups of water for several minutes. Clean your body, rinse, then run a bath. Add the brew and 4-6 drops of Lavender oil. Let your skin revive and soak for 20 or more minutes. Good for Flu, aches, pains, blues and Bruises.