Soothe Colic  

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Anise settles an upset stomach and relieves gas

Anise Tea recipe: Colic remedy

1. Crush or Crack 1 teaspoon Anise seeds, to release essential oil
2. Pour 1 cup boiling water over Anise seeds.
3. Steep for 10 minutes; Stain.
4. Dilute for infants, Add 1 cup of cool water to tea mixture.
5. Let tea set until luke warm, pour a few ounces into baby bottle, give when colic symptoms start.

Talk with your obstetrician before giving any herbal remedy to infants & children.

Bath for headaches  

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Herbal remedy recipe:
1. Fill a bathtub with hot water.
2. In a small bowl, mix 3 drops chamomile essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil, and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil with 4 Tablespoons of honey.
3. Add to bathwater once the tub is full. Use your hands to mix the honey in well.
4. Soak in the bath for 20 minutes and breath the scent in deeply.

Juice for cancer protection  

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Some believe drinking this juice blend may protect against cancer

herbal recipe: (requires a juicer)
1. Juice 3 carrots, 1/2 apple, & handful of broccoli florets.
2. Drink within 2 minutes! Enzymes are lost after 2 minutes.

Homemade Diaper Rash Ointment  

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Soothe and treat diaper rash with this skin healing ointment thats gentle on baby's skin.

You will need:
1 ounce beeswax
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup dried Calendula flowers
1/4 Cup dried Chamomile flowers
2 drop pure essential lavender oil
A piece of muslin cloth or a strainer

Homemade herbal diaper rash ointment Recipe:

1. Infuse (soak) the Calendula flowers & Chamomile flowers in 3/4 cup olive oil for 14 days.
2. Strain the oil very well into a container.
3. Add 1 ounce of beeswax & 2 drops lavender pure essential oil to the oil mixture and mix well.
4. Once mixed you can divide the salve into a small jar with a lid.


* Apply a thin layer to baby's bottom every time you change his/her diaper.

Sage Wine for Engery  

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Combat fatigue

Herbal remedy recipe:
1. In 1 quart of red wine, place 4 ounces of sage leaves.
2. Let sit for 1 week in room temperature.
3. Strain; Take 2 tablespoons daily after a meal.

Peppermint may help IBS  

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The essential oil in peppermint may calm many stomach problems. Peppermint stimulates the gallbladder, relieves gas, aids in digestion, and has antispasmodic properties which soothes & calms sore cramping muscles.

If you suffer from IBS talk to your doctor about taking small doses of peppermint each day to ease IBS symptoms.

8 quick & easy ways to add peppermint to your diet:

1. Drink peppermint tea.
2. Add fresh peppermint leaves to a glass of iced tea.
3. Add flavor by laying a couple fresh leaves on top of a cut of meat while baking.
3. Try making peppermint sauce to pour over ice cream for a dessert.
4. Finely mince fresh peppermint leaves and add to your favorite brownies recipe, fudge recipe, chocolate cookies, chocolate candies...the possibilities are endless!
5. Try cutting a leaf of peppermint in half and stirring it into a cup of hot cocoa.
6. Add a drop of peppermint extract to a pitcher of eggnog.
7. Make a batch of mashed potatoes. Add a 1/4 teaspoon finely minced fresh peppermint leaves. Also add sour cream, butter, salt & pepper, all to taste. This side dish goes great with a roast or steaks.
8. Add a unique twist to box mac n' cheese by sprinkling a pinch or two of minced peppermint into the finish pasta and stir well. Some of these are not the healthiest ways to add peppermint to your diet but, they are the ones that popped into my head while writing this. Who doesn't love peppermint with chocolate and other desserts? You can really add peppermint to almost anything or any recipe so just experiment, a little at a time, to find out how much you like & what you like it in.


* Use peppermint oil in very small doses.
* Peppermint oil is toxic in high doses.
* Pure menthol is poison, never take pure menthol internally.
* Dilute peppermint tea when giving to children and never give peppermint to a baby.

Ease Morning Sickness  

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Ginger tea remedy recipe:

1. In a large mug place, 2 thin slices of fresh ginger root.
2. Pour 1 cup boiling water over ginger root.
3. Steep for 10 minutes; strain
4. Drink 1 cup as soon you wake up each morning.

* While there are no reported risks of ginger causing a problem during pregnancy, you should talk with your obstetrician before taking any herbal remedy.

Control Blood Sugar Naturally  

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Some research claim just 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon added to each meal a day may help control blood sugar levels for those with type II diabetes.

Talk with your doctor about the benefits of cinnamon and if it can help your diabetes.

Cinnamon Capsules may also be taken.

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