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1 handful of each – hydrangea, cramp bark and wild yam. Put each into a medium pot. Add 6 cups water and bring to boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1 handful of each – corn silk, Eutrochium, yarrow leaf and plantain leaf. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes.
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They heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood. The exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning). The heat from one fire can last for days. You can build one in a day and half. Some people have built them spending less than $20.
This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead branches that fall off the trees in their yard. And they burn so clean, that a lot of sneaky people are using them illegally, in cities, without detection.When somebody first told me about rocket mass heaters, none of it made sense. The fire burns sideways? No smoke? If a conventional wood stove is 75% efficient, doesn't that mean the most wood you could possibly save is something like 25%? How do you have a big hole right over the fire and not have the house fill with smoke? I was skeptical.And then I saw one in action. The fire really does burn sideways. The exhaust is near room temperature - and very clean. The smoke doesn't come back up because a huge amount of air is getting sucked into the wood hole. Neat! I sat on one that had not had a fire in it for 24 hours!
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It’s important to first note that decalcifying the pineal gland is not only for people who want to tune their spiritual antenna and refine their third eye, it is also for people who just want to take simple care of their bodies, think clearer and improve brain function. The pineal gland is a tiny pea-shaped gland located in the geometric centre of the brain that has the following health functions:
Secretion of the Hormone Melatonin
Regulation of Endocrine Functions
Conversion of Nervous System Signals to Endocrine Signals
Causes Feeling of Sleepiness
Influences Sexual Development
Below is a list of things you can do to improve the health of the pineal gland.
Halides are chemical substances such as Flouride, Chlorine and Bromide. They all seem to have similar effects on the pineal gland, so it’s important to remove these from your diet. Fluoride is the most common and widespread in our diets. It is magnetically attracted to the pineal gland more so than any other part of the body. Here it forms calcium phosphate crystals which accumulate. Fluoride is present in toothpastes and tap water. It’s a heavy duty poison (especially the new sodium fluoride which they put in water and is much more powerful than the old fluoride) and should be avoided at all costs as it calcifies the pineal tissue and basically shuts the gland down. Fluoride also lowers the IQ substantially. Switch to a fluoride-free toothpaste and drink spring water or filtered water (see ‘Tap Water’ section below for more information).
Calcium supplements – This is one of the biggest causes of calcification, they don’t really work so if you’re taking them it’s recommended that you stop immediately.
Calcium in food – Pretty much all processed food contains some form of calcium. These forms include calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate and dicalcium phosphate. Many supplements contain these as content fillers also.
Tap water contains many calcifying substances (including fluoride as mentioned above). The safest and most healthiest choice is spring water as distilled water can be harmful in the long run. Nevertheless, distilled water is still much better than tap water.
For a site that can show you where your nearest natural spring is, please go here: http://www.findaspring.com/
Remember, spring water is free and should be respected.
You can also use water filters, for more information on this please go to: http://thehealingfrequency.com/nuclear-radiation-and-water-purification-tablet-adya-clarity-minerals/
Mercury is very bad for the pineal gland due to its poisonous nature. It should be avoided at all costs. Mercury tooth fillings are pineal toxins and should be removed. Also all medical vaccines are tainted with mercury, e.g. Thimersal (a vaccine preservative made of methyl mercury) is very difficult to get out of the brain once it’s in there. Avoid eating fish and bottom feeders such as shrimps and prawns. Tuna and dolphin meat is particularly bad as it contains higher doses of mercury. Generally speaking, the bigger the fish, the higher the concentration of mercury in its body tissue. Eco light bulbs should also be used with care, as if one is smashed mercury vapour is released into the room and inhaled. The good news is that mercury can be removed from the body by the daily use of chlorella, wheatgrass and spirulina, it just takes time. Cilantro herb taken daily can help remove mercury from brain tissue too.
Some pesticides are pineal toxins so foods grown using these pesticides should be avoided. Therefore, fresh organic food that hasn’t used chemical pesticides is recommended instead. Organic healthy food with a high ratio of raw foods (Raw Diet) is supportive to pineal detoxification.
Due to the food chain passing these chemical pesticides on, certain meats can accumulate these chemicals. Some people recommend meat free diets also to protect your pineal gland from potential harmful substances.
If something is toxic and not naturally produced by nature, do not put it in your body. If you can’t say the chemical’s name, it’s most likely bad for you. Other toxins include artificial sweeteners (aspartame K) , refined sugar, phylenanine (in fruit squashes), E numbers, deodorants, cleaning chemicals, dental mouthwashes (saltwater is suffice) and air fresheners.
Sugar, Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco (S.C.A.T.):
As a general point, a diet free of Sugar, Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco (S.C.A.T.) will not only flush the system, but it will also bring about the “kundalini” rising and ensure you have a great balanced mind/body. The diet must be maintained for at least 2 months. The longer you maintain the diet along with exercise, you’ll find that your energy level will increase and excess pounds will fall away leaving your brain clear from toxins. This gives you the capacity to focus on pineal gland activation.
Removing the build up of years of toxic build up in your pineal gland can be achieved with some dedication and commitment.
There are a number of ways to decalcify your pineal gland, below is a list of them along with what you would need to do:
Organic Blue Ice Skate Fish Oil:
One of the most powerful natural substances you can take to decalcify your pineal gland. It contains a very powerful substance called “Activator X” discovered by Weston Price. See below for more information about “Activator X”.
Very powerful for general detoxification. It is also good for your hair, skin, nails and building bones. Start with a comfortable dose and work your way up to around 7,000-10,000mg per day. Generally, MSM starts to work effectively at higher doses, however it is still beneficial to take it at lower doses.
Raw cacao is a great pineal gland detoxifier in high doses because of the high antioxidant content. It is also good as a pineal gland stimulant too, which can help to activate your third eye. See How to activate your pineal gland section for more information on pineal gland activators.
Raw lemon, juiced and consumed is very good at detoxifying your pineal gland. Citric acid also works, but raw lemon juice is recommended. It’s recommended that you take 3 tablespoons of citric acid or 7 organic lemons every day on an empty stomach for three weeks. You can also do this by mixing it with spring water as citric acid isn’t so good for your teeth.
Garlic is amazing for decalcification because it is able to dissolve calcium and acts as an antibiotic. Added benefits are it gives your immune system a kick start. Consume around half a bulb to two bulbs daily (or more if you like). To ensure your breath doesn’t scare anyone off, you can crush the garlic and soak in raw apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice to deodorise it. Make sure you put the used lemon juice or vinegar on a salad or re-use it for other foods later. Don’t let anything go to waste.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar:
Very good for detoxification of your pineal gland, as it contains malic acid. It’s great to put on your food and tastes great. A recommended brand is Braggs apple cider vinegar, and make sure it’s raw. Generally speaking, vinegars should be sold in glass bottles, so if it’s not in one, don’t buy it as you’ll be consuming plastic too!
Oregano oil and Neem extract:
Acts as a natural antibiotic against the calcium shells that nanobacteria create around themselves in the pineal gland.
Activator X (Vitamin K1/K2):
Discovered by Weston Price, it is a super potent detoxifier, especially when mixed with Vitamin A and D3, and has many properties. It can reverse the process of arteriosclerosis, allowing the enzymatic balance to be restored. This then allows for the calcium to be removed from the arteries and other locations (i.e. pineal gland) and placed where it belongs, in the bone. It is also a potent catalyst for vitamin and mineral absorption.
The vitamin occurs naturally in two forms:
K1 (phylloquinone) is found in green leafy vegetables
K2 (comprised of menaquinones) is created by intestinal microflora and also obtained from food sources such as organ meats, liver (goose/chicken are best), egg yolks, fermented dairy products like cheese or butter (from cows eating rapidly growing green grass), Japanese fermented soybean dish Natto (the richest K2 food source), sauerkraut, marine oils, fish eggs and shellfish.
The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tamarind tree can be used to make teas, extracts and tinctures that will help eliminate fluorides through the urine. Tamarind is widely used in Ayurvedic Medicine and has many positive health properties.
There is research to say that distilled water can help to decalcifying the pineal gland. For more information, please check out the following site: 24 Doctors with the courage to tell the truth about Distilled Water
TA couple of months doing a number or all of the above will leave your pineal gland decalcified and detoxified in no time! Here is a video with more information.
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Hydrosols are different in their healing properties than aromatherapy spritzers where essential oils are simply added to water. This is because in addition to small amounts of essential oil, hydrosols also contain water soluble healing compounds. Among these compounds are plant acids which lend themselves beautifully as toners for the skin. Hydrosols are generally considered to be gentler and safer to use than their essential oils counterparts. Hydrosols contain the beneficial products of essential oils plus more and in a less concentrated, safer form.
You can use the following method to make homemade hydrosols from any number of fresh plants and flowers. Consider using catnip, lavender, calendula, lemon balm (also known as horsemint), rosemary, citronella, eucalyptus and ageratum.
~ Materials ~
Large pot with a lid, a pot for canning works great for this.
Small bowl or container to go inside your pot to collect the hydrosol.
Something heat-proof to stand the smaller container on inside the large pot, a jar rack works perfectly for this. If you don't have one of these don't despair. Try using heat-proof ramekin instead.
Water, distilled or filtered
Brown Glass Atomizer Spray Bottle for spraying your beautiful hydrosol. (try not to use plastics as often they have BPA which is dangerous to health, also the alternative to BPA is supposed to be dangerous too so best to stick to glass ~ also brown glass helps to protect the fragrance from sunlight and other damaging factors)
~ Method ~
Place the rack or ramekin in the bottom of the large pot and put the small bowl or container on top of the rack/ramekin.
Next fill the bottom of the large pot with plant material. You want the plants to reach up to the smaller bowl. Then fill with water until the plant material is just barely submersed.
Finally put the lid to your larger pot upside down on top of the large pot and fill it with ice cubes.
Heat this whole set up just enough for the water surrounding the plants and leaves to steam but not boil. Let it work it's magic for 20 minutes or so. We used a clear lid so we could watch the hydrosol condense!
~ How It Works ~
The water will steam the plant material carrying all the goodness from the plant into the air. The steam collects on the lid of the pan and condenses due to the ice cubes. Because the pot lid is upside down, as the steam turns back into a liquid the liquid is directed to drip down into the smaller bowl. This liquid is your hydrosol! Pretty cool, uh?
Please store you new hydrosol in a dark glass bottle in the refrigerator.
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An Earthship is a unique type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The term is a registered trademark of original designer Michael Reynolds. There are quite a few courses on how to make them plus many videos on YouTube showing people making them. Here is a course coming up in September…
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So simple… yet so impressive! Here's how to make it…
7g Active Dry Yeast
Non GMO brand of Nutella (see our suggestions below!)
2 Tablespoons of Milk to Brush!
PLEASE NOTE! WE ARE REFERRING TO NUTELLA BUT NUTELLA IS GMO SO PLEASE DO USE ONE FROM OUR LIST OF GMO FREE ORGANIC BRANDS BELOW)
Put the butter in the milk and warm them up until the butter is melted.
In a mixing bowl put flour, active dry yeast and sugar and mix. Make a hole in the center and put the eggs. Gently beat them with a fork.
Start to knead with the mixer at very low speed adding the milk-butter mixture.
Knead for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and soft and it doesn't attach at the bowl. You might need to add a bit of extra flour.
Make a ball with the dough and place it in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let it rise for about 2 hours in a warm (and not humid) place, until it double its volume. I usually place it in the oven with just the light on.
When it has risen enough, put the dough on a working surface sprinkeled with flour. Divide the dough in 4 equal parts.
Make the layers!
1) Make the first piece of dough flat with a rolling pin, try to make a round shape. About 25-30 cm of diameter. Spread nutella on top gently.
2) Make the second piece of dough flat and covered the first layer of nutella. Press gently the borders with your fingers. Spread a new layer of nutella on top.
3) Make the tird piece of dough flat and covered the second layer of nutella.
Spread a new layer of nutella on top. Press gently the borders with your fingers.
4) Make the fourth piece of dough flat and covered the third layer of nutella. Press gently the borders with your fingers to be sure they are closed.
Place a small cup in the center of the bread.
Cut the dough in quarters, then cut them in half and in another half. You will get 16 slices. As showed in the picture, start to twist the cloves alternating the twisting direction.
Fix the ends of the cloves together so they will form 8 petals. Let the dough rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 180C (350F). Brush the top of the bread with milk and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until iget a nice light brown color.
Let it cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes before to serve. Serve cold or warm.
HERE ARE THE NON-GMO BRANDS OF NUTELLA-TYPE PRODUCTS:
Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa & Milk: Made using the Rigoni family recipe, this spread is certified organic, and made with all natural, raw ingredients. It's also GMO-free and contains no palm oil. Our tasters described Nocciolata as "creamy," "milky," and "incredibly smooth." We also found it had a perfect balance of chocolate to nut. This was one of the sweeter options, and deemed the most similar to Nutella. ($8.25 for one 9.52-ounce jar)
Barefoot & Chocolate Hazelnut Chocolate Spread: Made with Fair Trade and organic cocoa, cane sugar, and vanilla, Barefoot & Chocolate's spread has more than twice the nuts and 20% less sugar than the leading chocolate spread. We found this spread to be rich, creamy, and wonderfully thick, with an almost whipped consistency. It was considered similar to Nutella, and scored points for its strong hazelnut flavor. ($15.98 for two 10-ounce jars)
Askinosie Hey, Hey Hazelnut! Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: This 2011 Silver Sofi Winner is made completely from scratch, and contains just four ingredients: hazelnuts (oil and butter), cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, and roasted cocoa nibs. Tasters found Askinosie's spread to be thick and dense, but still easily spreadable. It won raves for its rich, chocolate flavor with slightly bitter notes. "This one was clearly made with high-quality chocolate," noted one editor. Only one con was mentioned: "Could use a bit more hazelnut." ($13 for one 6.5-ounce jar)
Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: This spread stands apart from the previous three, because it also contains almonds, which do make their presence known, but only subtly. Tasters pointed out that this spread is grainier than the others, but this was not a negative; in fact, many editors liked that about it. We also found it to be slightly less sweet with an earthier flavor than the other spreads. ($9.99 for one 16-ounce jar)
The following Nutella alternatives (listed in no particular order) were not among our top picks, but each one has a number of attractive qualities:
Jem Hazelnut Raw Cacao Butter: Raw, vegan, and certified organic, Jem's take on Nutella is one of the more natural versions we tried. We found it had a nice chocolate-to-hazelnut flavor ratio, but could use a touch of salt to pull everything together. For more on Jem, see Kemp Minifie's earlier review. ($12.99 for one 6-ounce jar)
Rapunzel Choconut Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: This spread has a slightly longer ingredient list than some of the others, but is organic and still far more natural than Nutella. Our tasters enjoyed the smooth and easily spreadable consistency, but found this brand too sweet and also a little fake tasting. ($6.59 for one 8.8-ounce jar)
Nutzo Chocolate Seven Nut & Seed Butter: With an ingredient list that features peanuts, cashews, almonds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds, along with dark chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter, and hazelnuts, Nutzo is in a class of its own. It's also 100% organic, packed with protein and Omega-3s, and very low in sugar. We had a little trouble comparing Nutzo to the other chocolate-hazelnut spreads, but on its own, we found it incredibly nutty, rich and thick, and not at all sugar-y. Available in crunchy and smooth. ($12.99 for one 16-ounce jar)
Olivier's & Co. L'Extreme Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: The addition of extra-virgin olive oil sets this spread apart, and also meant that it got mixed reviews. Several tasters loved the oil, but others weren't into it at all. This spread has a beautiful sheen and a looser consistency, both perhaps due to the olive oil. It's not super nutty, but is rich in chocolate flavor. ($20 for one 8.4-ounce jar)
Rawmio Beyond Gourmet Raw Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Butter: With stone-ground hazelnuts, organic cocoa nibs, and coconut sugar, this spread is definitely for the all-natural crowd. It was called, "very nutty" and "not too sweet" but several tasters pointed to a bitter aftertaste." ($13.95 for one 6-ounce jar)
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COLD & FLU PREVENTION
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure… you’ve heard it a million times, but how does it practically relate to illness prevention? In short, giving the body what it needs and keeping a constant supply of nutrients will help ensure that the body can resist any pathogen it encounters. Following a basic Wellness Lifestyle will go a long way toward preventing illness, as you will be supporting the body to function optimally. Avoiding grains, sugars and other highly starchy foods will also ensure that the body is functioning at peak immunity should it encounter a virus or bacteria. Some studies show that optimizing vitamin D goes a long way to preventing illness and shortening duration. Getting enough sleep is also crucial to preventing illness, and even a couple nights of interrupted or not enough sleep can leave the body worn down and unable to resist illness. Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the number of times a person gets ill per year and the duration. But I’m sure you are already doing all that… so in the off chance you are doing all of the above and you still get sick, don’t worry- there are natural ways to heal faster!
NATURAL TREATMENT FOR COLD, FLU & ILLNESS
Once you or your child has contracted an illness, there are a lot of natural options that can shorten the duration of the illness and lessen the symptoms. I’ve included my whole bag of tricks below, so pick and choose what works for you. I get all my herbs that I don’t grow myself from Mountain Rose Herbs, though there are a lot of places that carry them. Just look for organically grown herbs and make sure they are fresh.
HOME REMEDIES FROMTHINGS ALREADY IN YOUR HOUSE
GARLIC- A powerhouse natural antibiotic, anti fungal, and antibacterial, garlic can tackle almost any illness. For the most potent effect, finely mince 1-2 cloves or garlic and float in a small glass of water. Drink quickly- if you are sick enough, you won’t even notice the taste. Note: Pregnant women should not take more than 1 clove of garlic medicinally per day, and children often resist this remedy.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE- At the first sign of cold, flu, sinus infection, or ear infection, put a dropper full of hydrogen peroxide into each ear. Have the person lie still with the hydrogen peroxide in the ear until it stops bubbling. Do this on both sides. This is especially effective for kids. Repeat every few hours until infection is gone.
Hot Liquids- This one is pretty instinctive, but load up on the hot herbal teas and hot lemon water at first sign of illness. The heat helps boost immune system and a variety of herbs can help with infection.
CINNAMON- Good for more than just stabilizing blood sugar, cinnamon is an effective antiviral and antibiotic. When sick, mix 1 tablespoon with 1 teaspoon of honey and stir to make a spicy and very effective tea that helps relieve cough and congestion and lower fever.
FACE STEAM- In a pinch, this can be made with kitchen herbs. Boil 1-2 cups of water in a large pot. Remove from heat, add 2 teaspoons each of thyme, rosemary and oregano. Cover for 5 minutes with a lid, and then remove lid and put face directly over pot with towel covering your head to hold in the heat. Breathe in the steam as long as you can, aim for 15 minutes. This will help loosen congestion and kill viruses and bacteria in the lungs, bronchials or sinuses. Alternately, you can use 1/2 cup vinegar in the steam. It won’t smell great, but it will help fight the illness.
REMOVE WHITE FOODS- At the first sign of illness, completely remove all white foods from the diet. This includes grains, sugars, milk, cheese, dairy, sweeteners, soda, etc. These foods suppress immune function and slow the body’s healing ability. When you are ill, you don’t actually need to eat a lot of food, as the body needs to focus more on healing than digestion. Eat fresh chicken soup and drink hot liquids to keep strength up.
HYDRATE AND REST- If the body is running a fever (which means it is fighting the illness) the best support you can give is to stay well hydrated on water and herbal teas and to rest enough. The body needs several extra hours of rest a day when ill, and often several extra glasses of water also. If you are running a fever, it is easier to get dehydrated, so drink enough water!
Herbs to help beat cold and flu
There are many herbs that support the body when healing from an illness. I recommend buying these from a trusted source online or growing them yourself, though you can find some of them at supplement stores.
NETTLE LEAF- Some natural doctors say this is the only herb needed for illness treatment. It contains large amounts of vitamins and trace minerals and helps the body stay hydrated and remove toxins. In a tea with Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa and Peppermint, it makes a powerful immune supporting and illness preventing remedy.
ELDERBERRY- Elderberry is well known for supporting the body, especially during flu. You can find conventionally made elderberry syrups at many stores now, or to save money, make your own. Here is the recipe.
GINGER- In capsule form, ginger can greatly help with nausea and vomiting associated with the flu. It can also help with high fever and headache. Fresh ginger root can be steeped in boiling water to make a tea that is very effective against sinus symptoms and congestion.
YARROW- Unsurpassed for flu and fever, and great for children. If used abundantly in tea or tincture at the beginning of an illness, it will usually shorten the illness to less than 24 hours. It is especially good for fevers as it induces perspiration and is great for all childhood type illnesses. It is naturally bitter, so it is often good to include peppermint and stevia leaf when making a tea. It is great for the liver and kidneys and supports the endocrine system.
CHAMOMILE- An absolute staple, especially for kids. Chamomile calms the nerves, helps children sleep better and reduces inflammation or fever. Soaking a chamomile tea bag in warm water and placing over an eye for 15 minutes every 2 hours will relieve pink eye in less than 24 hours. Chamomile tastes great and is easy to get kids to take. We use it in tea and tincture formula. It is also great for regulating hormones and for the skin and can be used regularly for good sleep.
PEPPERMINT- Great for all digestive disturbances and for lowering fever. It can be used as a tea or tincture or rubbed on the skin to bring a high fever down. It is antimicrobial and antiviral and kids usually love the taste. It can be consumed as a hot tea or cold tea during illness in any amounts.
CATNIP- A traditional cold and flu remedy, and a great herb for children. It helps induce sleep and settles the stomach. As a tincture or tea, it is a great herb for combating flu, cold or other illness.
RED CLOVER- Very high in nutrients, Red Clover purifies the blood and relaxes the body. It has been used in hormonal preparations, but is also useful in treating almost any illness. Can be used in tea or tincture.
VITAMINS FOR COLD & FLU TREATMENT
VITAMIN D3- A hormone precursor, this vitamin is finally getting recognition as a necessary nutrient for health. Optimizing Vitamin D levels can help prevent illness in the first place, and taking several thousand IU a day while sick can help speed recovery. Blood tests can help determine any underlying deficiency. This can also be obtained from supplements like Fermented Cod Liver Oil.
VITAMIN C- Perhaps the best vitamin for cold and flu, vitamin C in large amounts can greatly speed recovery. Most adults need 2,000-5,000 mg a day or more when ill, and kids can need up to 2,000 mg. It is water soluble, so chance of overdose is low. In severe cases, patients were given 100,000 mg/day in an IV formula and these patients recovered from cases of the flu that were deemed terminal. Use the ascorbic acid form, and chewable varieties are available for kids.
ZINC- Can prevent a cold or flu virus from reproducing and can help relieve respiratory symptoms. Adults should consume 50-75 mg a day when sick in capsule or lozenge.
Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals for Illness Treatment
There are several potent natural antibiotics that in some cases work much better than store bought varieties. The following are ones I keep around at all times:
OREGANO & OREGANO OIL- Oregano oil is a potent natural antibiotic and antiviral. When 5-6 drops are put in a glass of water and gargled, it can stop a sore throat in its tracks. 5-6 drops in a glass of water swallowed can help kill flu or infection in under 24 hours. It is tough to get kids to take oregano oil, as it is very strong. Pregnant women should not take oregano oil.
THYME AND THYME OIL- A tea (not nice tasting) made from thyme is very effective against cold and flu. Thyme oil rubbed on the skin will help the body fight infection. Pregnant women and small children should not use thyme.
OTHER EFFECTIVE NATURAL REMEDIES
COCONUT OIL- Coconut oil is high in lauric acid and is thought to dissolve the lipid coating around some viruses and make them more susceptible to attack by the immune system. If sick, aim for 5-6 tablespoons per day in food or melted and stirred into hot tea. Coconut oil has many other health benefits as well and is known to boost the immune system.
ONIONS & GARLIC ON THE FEET AT NIGHT- For extreme cases of illness, I slice onion and garlic and place all over the bottom of the infected person’s foot (rub olive oil on the foot first). I then wrap the foot in saran wrap and place a sock on overnight. Onions and garlic have been shown to pull toxins and help the body heal. Some natural practitioners even claim that having cut onions around will absorb toxins and keep others in the family from getting sick, though I have not tried this.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRINK & GARGLE- Yes, it tastes awful, but if you are sick enough, you won’t taste it anyway. Drink a tablespoon in water (gargle first) at the first sign of illness and repeat hourly until symptoms disappear. This alkalizes the body and helps kill viruses and bacteria.
CHLOROPHYLL WITH WATER- You can find concentrated chlorophyll with a mint flavoring- my kids love this one! They will drink it straight. Chlorophyll is a great blood purifier and can help bring fever down. It alkalizes the body and is very high in nutrients. For mild illness, this is often all that is needed to help children recover.
Putting It All Together
There are a lot of options in natural illness treatment, so what do you actually do when illness hits? Below is my reference sheet that I keep in my herb cabinet for reference whenever anyone in the family starts to show signs of illness. The earlier you can catch an illness, often the easier it is to beat.
Hydrogen Peroxide in ears
Removal of all grains, dairy, sugars, etc.
Consumption of only water with chlorophyll and herbal teas
Garlic in water followed by cinnamon honey tea (twice a day)
Chamomile, Yarrow, Catnip and Peppermint tincture (every 3 hours)
Cool nettle, red raspberry, alfalfa and peppermint tea to sip with grapefruit seed extract added
Elderberry syrup every 2 hours
Vitamin C and Zinc every 2-3 hours in small doses until bowel tolerance
Apple cider vinegar gargle and drink every few hours if they will take it
Hot tea with melted coconut oil before bed
Onions and garlic on feet during sleep
How to Make Your Own Herbal Tincture for Kids
This tincture is great for symptom relief for kids and adults. I have found it to work better than Tylenol or cough syrups and it is healthier too! It is simple to make, and you can get all the ingredients here.
HERBAL TINCTURE INGREDIENTS:
2/3 cup dried chamomile flowers
2/3 cup dried yarrow flowers
2/3 cup dried peppermint leaf
2/3 cup dried catnip herb
100 proof vodka
Herbal Tincture Instructions
Put all herbs in 1 quart mason glass jar
Pour 80-100 proof vodka over herbs, filling jar
Let steep at least two weeks, but preferably 2 months, shaking daily.
Store in cool, dark place.
After 2 weeks-2 months, strain liquid through cheesecloth and store in glass dropper botles for easy use. Store in a cool, dark place and it will last indefinitely.
Use 8-10 drops for kids over age 2 whenever ill.
Important Notes: I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be one. I cannot treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any illness. If you have concerns about any sickness, talk to your family physician. Do your own research on natural remedies to ensure that you think they are safe. I earn a small commission through the links above, though the price is the same for you. If you do not wish to use my affiliate link, go to the site directly. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult a qualified specialist before taking any herb or supplement.
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