5 Herbs To Grow for Medicine
5 Herbs to Grow for medicine:
Nasturtiums-Nasturtium to be a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic and healer which far surpasses any medical antibiotic in speed and effectiveness. Some clients who have used different antibiotics (prescribed to them from their Doctor) over a period of years (going from one course of antibiotics to another) had achieved no positive results with their healing. When they used the natural antibiotic Nasturtium tincture their health condition cleared up quickly – often within days! Nasturtium tea is useful for quenching thirst in feverish patients.Nasturtium has a very high Vitamin C content, nasturtiums are great for improving the immune system, aiding with sore throats, coughs, colds or other respiratory infections, mucous congestion, and bacterial and fungal infections Aside from eating them, however, you can use them in infusions, either internally or externally in the event of bacterial or fungal infections, just as with the leaves.A medicinal tincture can be made from the leaves and flowers by filling a jar with chopped leaves & flowers and then covering with vodka or apple cider vinegar, and after steeping 2-4 weeks you have an excellent nature-made antibiotic helping fight bacteria, fungi, viruses and tumors as well as being a remedy for baldness.
Anise Hyssop-Pick and dry flowers as they bloom. Harvest leaves anytime and use fresh or store dry. Flowers can also be used fresh or dried. Fresh is the best choice. A great tasting herbal medicine can be made by filling a jar lightly, full of fresh flowers and leaves, fill with 1/3rd honey and 1/3rd apple cider vinegar for a wonderful Oxymel that children and adults will love. (If using dried hyssop only fill jar half way). We use it to warm up the body and get things moving. Think of it for moving stagnation like stuck mucous, delayed menses or congealed blood (bruises). It has been shown to have antiviral properties and is being studied for applications against HIV and herpes. Hyssop can be made into a tea, an infusion, or a tincture.
Echinacea–Long used for infectious diseases and poor immune function, echinacea extractions also are used today to help treat influenza, colds, chronic fatigue syndrome, and AIDS. Research has shown echinacea stimulates the body’s natural immune function. It does so by increasing the activity of white blood cells, raising the level of interferon, and stimulating blood cells to engulf invading microbes. Echinacea also increases the production of substances the body produces naturally to fight cancers and disease. Besides its use as an immune stimulant, echinacea is recommended for individuals with recurring skin lesions, such as boils, and as a tonic to improve the liver’s ability to reduce the effects of environmental toxins. Tincture the root of Echinacea for the best medicinal qualities. For acute cold or flu infection: Take 1 teaspoon of tincture every one to three hours.
Garlic–is a must for every household. Known as “Russian Penicillin” it is a natural antibiotic, antiviral, and has cancer fighting properties as well as being a heart herb. Fresh, crushed garlic is always the best but you can also tincture garlic with vodka or apple cider vinegar. Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion. In the winter months garlic is a great food to boost your immune system and ward off colds and flu. An old folk remedy is to eat a clove of garlic that has been dipped in honey at the first sign of a cold.
Cayenne: Known as the blood moving herb cayenne should be in EVERY emergency kit. Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria. Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea. Cayenne is an anti- agent and may even help relieve allergies. Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination. Cayenne’s properties makes it a great herb for many chronic and degenerative conditions.Cayenne is an excellent preservative and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria. You can allow your cayenne peppers to dry whole and then blend for tinctures.
CAYENNE CAN BE USED TO STOP BLEEDING BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY. IT CAN ALSO STOP A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK IF USED AT THE FIRST SIGN. Add 2 tsp cayenne pepper to a glass of water and drink immediately for heart attack, stroke or internal bleeding. As a poultice, cayenne has been used to treat snake bites, rheumatism, sores, wounds and lumbago.
HERBS TO HAVE ON HAND FOR EMERGENCIES:
ELDERFLOWER & ELDERBERRIES: Fevers, flu, MRSA, sinus infections, respiratory infections.It is an antioxidant, diaphoretic, diuretic, laxative, immune-boosting, and anti-inflammatory.
PEPPERMINT: Colds, flu, fevers, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, headaches, nerve pain, inflammation.
CATNIP: stomach upset, diarrhea, gas, stress reliever, reduce selling from hives and bug bites, colic.
GOLDENSEAL: Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, astringent. It soothes irritated mucus membranes aiding the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Taken at the first signs of respiratory problems, colds or flu, Goldenseal helps can help to prevent further symptoms from developing. It has also been used to help reduce fevers, and relieve congestion and excess mucous. Goldenseal may also help with allergic rhinitis, hay fever, laryngitis, hepatitis, cystitis, and alcoholic liver disease.
Our Immune boost Kit will treat 3 adults and contains the emergency herbal tinctures to have on hand.