Preparing herbs, and storing them correctly, is the first step to using herbal home remedies for any number of
complaints and ailments.
Play around with the method of storage, add a little extra trouble, a sprinkling of imagination.
Label and display your work
originally and artistically for your family and friends to appreciate.
An Infusion - "A liquid made by steeping (tea or herbs etc) in boiling water".
Preparing Herbs as an infusion is a simple and easy process using fresh or dried herbs.
Infusions are made from the seeds, stem, flower or leaf of the herb.
Chamomile is a very popular herbal tea used in many home remedies and you can even establish your very own tea garden by starting off growing Chamomile at home.
A Decoction - "An extract obtained by boiling or digesting in hot water".
Preparing herbs as a decoction means that you will be using the hard parts of the herb i.e. the roots, stems bark and berries and requires a more rigorous action than the one described above for simple infusions.
Maceration - "A mixture made soft by steeping in a liquid".
Ointment - " A thick slippery paste rubbed on the skin to heal roughness, injuries or inflammation".
This is also a very simple method of preparing herbs, and having them handy at all times for daily use.
Syrup - "A thick sweet liquid".
Preparing herbs as a syrup is important because some people, and especially children, will not like the taste of infusions, so fool them by making a herbal syrup instead.
Syrup is comforting to take and therefore a good medium for soothing remedies.
Tincture - "A solution consisting of a medicinal substance dissolved in alcohol".
A Poultice - "A soft heated mass applied to an inflamed or sore area of skin".
An Inhaler - "A device that produces or sends out a medicinal vapor to be inhaled".
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Beetroot also contains tryptophan, the very same "feel-good" ingredient found in chocolate.
And beetroot has betaine, which studies suggest can help reduce the risk of
heart disease and strokes, as well as helps to protect against harmful fatty
deposits in the liver.
"oh, that miracle clove! Not only does garlic taste good, it cures baldness and tennis elbow too".
~ Laurie Burrows Grad ~
"An onion can make people cry but there has never been a vegetable that can make people laugh."
~ Will Rogers ~
"When life gives you a lemon, sell it on ebay".
~ Unknown ~
Olive Oil is an artery protector that lowers bad LDL cholesterol without lowering good HDL cholesterol.
It helps keep bad cholesterol from been converted to a toxic or "oxidized" form.
Thus, helps protect arteries from plaque.
And it also helps reduce blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar, has potent antioxidant activity and may also help ward off cancer.
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