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The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine

The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine
Do you ever just feel like you need to take a pill to take the edge off? Well a lot of us get extra stressed around the holiday season, and if you don’t want to take something that will totally knock you out, try a gentle relaxing cup of sedative tea instead of popping a pill. Now opinions may slightly differ amongst herbalists as to what the best herbal sedative is, but I think we can all agree that the best herb is the one that works best for the individual. Here are my top fifteen favorites for making in to herbal tea as they are widely available and not endangered species (to my current knowledge.) I have included a brief blurb so that you can get an idea of the herbs that will work best for your constitution.Please always check with your naturopathic physician before combining herbs with prescription drugs. #3 Schisandra- Referred to as “Chinese Prozac” this herb is commonly unappreciated and underutilized in American herbal practice. #9 St. December 5, 2010

Cinnamon and Honey Cure for Obesity The cinnamon and honey combination is popularly used for: 1) Improving body metabolism & Weight Reduction 2) Lowering Cholesterol level. 3) Type II diabetes or pre-diabetic condition, regulating blood sugar levels. Instructions: Make Your Own Witch Hazel Extract Someone had dropped off a bunch of old herb magazines at the barn. We use old magazines and newspapers to light fires in the wood furnace there. Anyway, Fred grabbed a bunch of them for me and I've been enjoying reading them. This recipe for Witch Hazel Tonic is from The Herb Quarterly (Winter 1994). First, here's a few paragraphs from the accompanying article on Witch Hazel: Witch Hazel has a long history of medicinal use, primarily as an antiseptic and an astringent.

9 Natural Alternatives to Ibuprofen/NSAIDs Without the Side Effects By Mae Chan Guest Writer for Wake Up World How many people do you know who turn to ibuprofen to relieve inflammation and pain? How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils. I've also included a recipe for an air freshening spray you can make.

Eartheasy Blog - StumbleUpon It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.

Perilla Taxa and synonyms[edit] The classification of Perilla is confused, partly because botanists struggled with distinguishing the two distinct cultigens as different species or variations.[1][5] Until a few decades ago, P. frutescens var. crispa was regarded as a species in its own right, distinct from P. frutescens, although it was well established that these types readily cross-pollinate.[6] An early example of dividing the two cultigens into different species is found in Matsumura's 1884 nomenclature book, where the synonym P. arguta Benth. is applied to P. frutescens var. crispa, and the synonym P. ocymoides L. was applied to P. frutescens.[7][8][9][10] The species name P. ocymoides or P. ocimoides has historically been used to denote P. frutescens var. crispa, especially by the Japanese,[a][6] therefore it should not be considered an interchangeable synonym for either cultigen. Existing Perilla species:

Granma's Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips Two tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons avocado oil, two tablespoons almond oil, 2000 IU vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), 100Thousand USP units vitamin A, a drop or two of your favorite perfume.(optional) Pour the oils into a small jar or empty bottle. Take 10 gelcaps of vitamin E (200 IU ea) and 4 caps vitamin A (25,000 units ea).

10 Amazing Examples of Espalier - Tree Art Espalier is art of pruning and training trees or shrubs usually against a wall or trellis to form symmetrical and flat geometric shapes. Training trees into flat, two-dimensional shapes has more value than just decoration of walls and gardens. Espaliered trees are perfect for lawn and gardens with limited space. When grown against walls, they reflect sunlight and protect the wall from heat waves. There are a number of techniques and methods to train and transform shapes in to flat espaliers. How To Make a Powerful Antibiotic That Will Treat A Lot of Ailments! The rise of western medication pushed away what was the most coveted medicine in ancient times. You may be wondering what’s might be so coveted than the antibiotics we are using today. Tinctures are the real deal when it comes to medicinal content compared to the antibiotics we use today. Tinctures are usually extracted wholly meaning that they possess very good healing elements with little or even no side effects. The other positive thing about them is that they can be made at home from readily available sources-80 proof alcohol, glycerin or apple cider vinegar.

Healing Herbs: 7 Herbs and Spices you Should have in your Pantry Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health. Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. Read on to find out how your eating habits may help to heal you. Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home: A Walkthrough To preface this section, I need to stress the importance of getting wide mouth jars. If you choose not to use my Amazon link and get them on your own, please ensure that you buy 1/2 pint wide mouth jars. If you buy regular instead of wide mouth, you won't be able to take your cake out of the jar and wind up having to either smash the jar to get the cake out or destroy the cake to keep the jar, not a good situation either way.

BLENDING ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEGINNERS Have you ever wondered how to blend essential oils together? I know I did when I first started using them on myself and my kids. I’d buy a bunch of single oils as well as several synergy blends because I didn’t know how to make them myself.