“And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations” Rev 22:2
We are very quick to reach for the aspirin bottle but there are some wonderful herbs in our gardens that can be safely and cheaply used. Do some research and find out more, but here are a few suggestions
it is mostly known for its strong antiseptic nature. It is wonderful when it comes to the treatment of stomach gas, coughs and colds.
Preparation and doses:
Tea: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 Tbsp fresh or 1 tsp dried leaves. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten, if desired. Drink ⅓ cup 3 times per day.
It can be gown under normal conditions because it just needs moist soil and sun exposure. The big leaves contain sap, which works amazingly against burns and abrasions. Rub a little onto a non sensitive are of skin first. It is good for burns (wonderful for sun burn) and abrasions.
BASIL You must have used basil lot many times in food but have you ever tried it to heal flatulence? It has the power to treat: abrasions, lack of appetite , stomach gas and
Steam Away Headaches or congestion:
Add a tablespoon of dried basil leaf or a handful of fresh leaves to three cups of water and bring to a boil. Transfer immediately to a large, heat proof bowl. Drape a towel over your head and lean over the bowl, positioning the towel to keep in as much steam as possible. Breathe in the vapors for up to ten minutes.
Basil tea is great for soothing an upset stomach or helping digestion. Steep three basil leaves in a cup of boiling water and drink three or four times a day, between meals.
Stings: Chop or chew up a basil leaf and apply it to the bite for quick relief.
SAGE You must have had used sage in your food – interestingly, it has the capacity to treat: skin infections and mouth infections, you can use it to gargle:
Put a large pinch of dried sage leaves into about a half cup (100 mL) of water. Bring to a boil and infuse for 15 minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey and use as a gargle twice a day.
Try it as a hair rinse to treat dandruff.
Peppermint is known as the world most powerful and oldest herb that can treat human health effectively. It is enriched with Vitamins like A and C – contains manganese and iron. The leaves can be used to treat: an upset stomach or flatulence, colds.
Make a tea by pouring boiling water over dried or fresh leaves and add sugar if required.
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