Posts Tagged ‘herbal remedies’

Herbalists And Homeopaths Can Develop Sensitivity To Their Own Potions

February 2nd, 2012

Did you know that Bee Keepers often develop allergies to their own bees, to their stings, and to the pollen that they carry?   This can happen after many, many years of  working as a bee-keeper.  Suddenly, one day, an allergic reaction can be experienced from a sting, when it has never happened before.  This usually results in the bee-keeper, who has suddenly become allergic to his own bees, having to give up being a bee-keeper. The same type of sensitivity can develop in people who are constantly handling Homeopathic remedies, or Herbal medicines. It is an occupational hazard, that Homeopaths and ...

Home Made Eucalyptus Rub For Sore Joints

July 21st, 2011

Eucalyptus Soothing Rub Eucalyptus globulus can be used to make a home-made remedy which can be used externally as a massage oil to soothe aching muscles and joints,  rheumatic aches and pains, or to rub on tired feet. "Herbs For Health And Beauty", by Margaret Roberts, Lowry Publishers, South Africa, 1986, recommends the use of eucalyptus leaves infused in oil to relieve aches and pains. Simply take  half a dozen freshly picked eucalyptus leaves, put them in a jar, and cover with cooking oil, such as grape seed oil, or olive oil.  Let steep in a warm place for three days.  Drain, ...

Natural Remedies To Help Pre Menstrual Tension

June 26th, 2011

Herbs, Homeopathy and Vitamins  For PMT Pre-Menstrual Tension: Many women suffer from pre-menstrual tension.  According to Russell Setright, who wrote the "Get Well" book in 1990, 70% of women experience the symptoms which are related to pre-menstrual tension. What Are The Symptoms of Pre Menstrual Tension? The typical symptoms are headache or migraine, mood swings,  anxiety, depression and fatigue.  Other  symptoms which you might experience before the period are: painful and swollen breasts, pain in the stomach, water retention, and cystitis. Rule Number One: To prevent PMT, or pre-menstrual tension,  make your diet more alkaline.  This means eating more fresh vegetables and fruit, ...

Linden Tree Tea To Soothe Nerves

June 21st, 2011

Linden Tree The Botanical Name of the Linden Tree is  Tilia cordata. The Linden Tree is also known as Tiglio. The flowers of the Linden Tree  are beautiful - lemon-cream in colour, and highly fragrant.  Many poems and songs have been written about the lovely Linden tree with its alluring fragrance and welcome shade. Linden Tree flowers contain a valuable  essential oil.  Linden Tree flowers have been used for centuries to make a soothing herbal tea to calm frayed nerves. Linden Tea, and the essential oil,  have a mild sedative effect, and calm the emotions. The main active ingredient in Linden Tree flower ...

Birch Tree Leaves for Kidney Stones

October 5th, 2010

Herbal Remedies For Kidney Stones The common Birch Tree is a very versatile and useful herb.  It has many medicinal uses, as well as being a common additive in various parts of Europe to certain types of beers, wines and ciders and vinegars.  (see 'Herbal Remedies and Homeopathy', published by Geddes and Grosset.) The Birch Family are native to Europe and Canada, but now are common in New Zealand and parts of Australia. The much renowned herbalist John Lust gives several medicinal uses of various types of birch tree in his little herbal entitled ''The Herb Book'. There are many different species of birch ...
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