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Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Here I am going to post an herbal remedy of the day, either as I come across them in my studies and practices, or as I am reminded of them. I hope you all find these useful in whatever way possible.

Today's Herbal Remedy is:

Tincture of Valerian Root- Valerian root has been highly regarded in herbal medicine and has been used for centuries. It is a very bitter and has a very potent odor, it is either considered nauseous or pleasant depending on the person but in my experience many people say it smells like old dirty socks. However don't let the smell run you awry because this herb is one that is very effective for those that are effected by insomnia, stress, and nervous system disorders. It is a mild sedative and affects the nervous system by inhibiting several neurotransmitters in the brain, and also affects one's dopamine and serotonin levels. This herb is also excellent for those with muscle tension, muscular spasms and pain, even arthritis. Tincture of Valerian can be made using the general tincturing method either using vodka preferably 100 proof but 80 proof will do as well, for those sensitive to alcoholic tincture you may also use apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin as solvent bases. The ratio mixture for this compound is 1:1, 1 part Valerian root to 1 part of vodka, or another alternative solvent, except when using vegetable glycerin make sure to dilute it with water, half and half. Standard dosage is between 50-80 drops three times daily for the average adult, for children between 6-13 the dose should no more than 30 drops three times daily. There are no known toxic or adverse side affects using this herb or tincture although it can have the opposite affect in people sensitive to the herb, in this case stop using this form of herbal treatment.

Blessings,

Othala


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 2

Today's herbal remedy is:

For inflammation and pain you can use ointment of the Calendula flower. This ointment is especially good for sore feet, inflamed tissue, or achy muscles. This ointment remedy is for external use only. You can either make this ointment by first making an infused oil with the aerial and flower part of Calendula flowers, and then using beeswax or another base to make a cream or salve. An alternative is buying the ointment in an herbal or alternative health shop.


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 3
Thank you.

Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 4

Good post very useful for people interested in herbalism.


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 5

Today's Herbal Remedy is:

Licorice Root - This semi-sweet root comes from the licorice Plant Glycyrrhiza glabra . This root has been a long time favorite among herbalists and as a favorite being that it is used as a flavoring for licorice candies. This herb is a great tonic for the endocrine system which stimulates glad responsiveness and efficiency. It is especially useful and effective for treating adrenal exhaustion, which happens when one becomes both physically and emotionally overworked and over stressed. This wonderful root is also a preventative herb for those suffering from depression, as it inhibits certain neurotransmitters that react with hormone regulators that cause depression. Licorice supports and revitalizes the adrenal glands if used for consistent periods of time from several weeks to several months. Licorice Root also holds amazing respirartory function properties that acts as a bronchial anti-inflammatory. One great benefit of this herb is that unlike many herbs that are bitter, acrid, or sour is that it is tastes delightful making it a popular and easy to administer remedy for children, adults, and the elderly. This herb is also used to treat many other ailments including sore throats, coughs, stomach aches, digestive irritability, heartburn, colic, ulcers, stress, headaches and more. Being that Licorice is an extremely sweet herb depending on the person it is great when mixed with other herbs and other herbal remedies that are less palatable, resulting in a harmonizing and balancing effect. You can use the root in several different ways: in powder form you can add it to other herbal powder compounds or mixtures. You can use the grated or chopped root as an infusion for a delightful cup of tea. And for a more potent and effective effect you can use the root to make an herbal tincture. You can use it to make herbal syrups for coughs and sore throats, and you can even use it to make natural organic herbal candies, or pastry balls. Licorice Root does not contain any toxic properties and is safe to use; however it has been reported that it does affect water retention and can raise high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or incontinence problems please consult a physician or certified or experienced herbalist before using this herb in any way.


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 6
Thanks for the information and for giving your time for doing this, this helps alot.

Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 7

Today's Herbal Remedy is:

Pain Relief Compound - This is a tincture or liquid extract of four herbs: Jamaican Dogwood Piscidia erythrina , The fresh flower top of St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum , The leaf and flower of Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria , and Willow Bark Salix lucida .

The analgesic (pain relieving) action that comes from this compound is from the glycoside Salicin which is chemically similar to that of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid; however in this case Salicin is much safer and less damaging to the Liver and other organs. Salicin also produces the same antipyretic (fever reducing) action that aspirin and that of other pain relievers.

This remedy can treat many kinds of pain most commonly are pains resulted from physical injury, headache, toothache, muscular pain, sciatica, spinal and back pain, cramping, spasms etc.

To make this liquid extract take about 1/4 oz. of each herb and place in a 16. oz jar, cover the herbs with 100 or 80 proof vodka, once the herbs are covered replace the lid and tighten securely. Shake the jar for a minute or two, then open the lid and top the jar off with more vodka until you reach the rim of the jar. Replace lid once more and let sit for four to six weeks, the longer the better; remembering to shake the jar several times throughout each day. Once done filter the liquid extract through coffee filters or a muslin cloth into a clean jar or replace in the same jar once rinsed out. Alternatively you can use apple cider vinegar as the liquid solvent; or you can use vegetable glycerin noting to dilute the glycerin with water half and half before mixing it with the herbs.

For adult dosages it is recommended to take between 30-40 drops 2-5 times per day. For children divide the child's weight in pounds by 150 and adjust the dosage accordingly. For example if a child's weight is 50 pounds 50/150 making the dosage 1/3 of an adult dosage. In this case for this remedy that would make a 60 pound child's dosage about 10-15 drops up to three times daily.

This compound is relatively safe if taken as recommended and does not exceed maximum dosage for more than ten days. Pain can be an indication of a serious or threatening medical condition, if the pain persists seek proper medical attention as soon as possible.

Blessings,

Othala


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Post # 8

Today's Herbal Remedy is:

Tobacco Addiction Compound- This is an herbal liquid extract compound of Fresh Oats Avena sativa , Licorice Root Glycyrrhiza glabra , aerial and seed parts of Lobelia Lobelia inflata , and Nutmeg Seed Myristica fragrans .

Research and studies have shown that the tincture of fresh oats have been proven to can facilitate and aid in the relief of withdrawal symptoms resulted from quitting nicotine use and has equally shown effective in aiding withdrawal symptoms from opiate addictions as well. Lobeline an alkaloid substance found in Lobelia is structured chemically similar to that of nicotine and proven to have the sane psychological and biological effects that nicotine produces on the human body. It also supports the adrenal glands and nervous system; also having a restorative and purifying effect on the lungs and bronchi . These chemical actions indicate the function to provide an aversion to tobacco and lessens the desire for nicotine.

To make this this liquid extract compound take 2/3rds of an Oz of both Fresh Oats and 2/3rds of an Oz. of Licorice Root, a 1/2 Oz of Lobelia herb and seed, and 1/4 Oz. of nutmeg seed and place in a 16. oz jar, cover the herbs with 100 or 80 proof vodka, once the herbs are covered replace the lid and tighten securely. Shake the jar for a minute or two, then open the lid and top the jar off with more vodka until you reach the rim of the jar. Replace lid once more and let sit for four to six weeks, the longer the better; remembering to shake the jar several times throughout each day. Once done filter the liquid extract through coffee filters or a muslin cloth into a clean jar or replace in the same jar once rinsed out. Alternatively you can use apple cider vinegar as the liquid solvent; or you can use vegetable glycerin noting to dilute the glycerin with water half and half before mixing it with the herbs.

For adult dosages it is recommended to take between 30-40 drops 2-5 times per day preferably in water or a fruit juice or nectar. For children divide the child's weight in pounds by 150 and adjust the dosage accordingly. For example if a child's weight is 50 pounds 50/150 making the dosage 1/3 of an adult dosage. In this case for this remedy that would make a 60 pound child's dosage about 10-15 drops up to three times daily.

Safety: Because of the Lobelia in this compound it may cause nausea and or vomiting in individuals sensitive to the herb. In this case discontinue treatment for one to several days then ret try the treatment by reducing the dosage to about 15-20 drops three times a day. If this does not help lessen the adverse reaction and effect try taking the dosage in combination with a glass of warm milk with powdered ginger mixed in, or try ginger ale or chewing on a small piece of fresh ginger root. If the above still does not alleviate the side affects stop treatment entirely.


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
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Today's Herbal Remedy is:


Triple Strength Throat Spray-

This remedy is an infusion like spray to relieve the symptoms of pain and irritability from sore, inflamed, and scratchy throats.

2 cups of purified water
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Echinacea Root
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Licorice Root
1 tablespoon of White Sage
1 teaspoon of Slippery Elm
1/2 teaspoon of Goldenseal Root Powder
4-6 drops of Peppermint essential oil
2 tablespoons of fruit nectar for taste (optional)

What you will want to do is bring the 2 cups of water to a gentle boil on medium heat. Add the above herbs and let steep for about five minutes. Now add the fruit nectar if applicable and let steep for one more minute, otherwise remove from heat. Add the Peppermint essential oil and stir well. Place mixture in the refrigerator and let cool for several hours. Once cool place enough mixture into a small sized plastic spray mister. Spray the back of the throat with 1 - 2 sprays as needed throughout the day.


Re: Herbal Remedy of the Day
By: / Beginner
Post # 10
This sounds like a better version of "throat coat" that I used to use before my stage shows. I can't wait to try this!

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