AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) You will be in the doghouse if you are being. Do not confront situations unless you are sure you have a good understanding of the dilemma. Your desire for excitement and adventure may be expensive.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Control your temper by getting immersed in your work. You may not be too pleased with the actions of those you live with. Consider making pleasure trips or participating in entertainment that will require energy.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Your efforts will be rewarded handsomely. Be careful that you aren't saddled with the responsibilities of others. Take care of matters involving institutions or government agencies.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Too much work and no play will not only result in fatigue and frustration but also loneliness, too. Your added discipline will help you complete the impossible at work. You need to keep everyone on your domestic scene too busy to complain.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You can make money if you're willing to push your ideas on those in a position to support your efforts. Channel your efforts into achieving your goals. Your emotional reaction will be dependent upon your partner's responsiveness.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Emotional deception is evident. Involvement in fitness clubs will be conducive to engaging romantic connections. You will be able to close any deals successfully.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) Travel should be on your agenda. You will gain a lot if you listen. Keep the promises you've made or you can expect to be in the doghouse.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) Your mate may want to pick a fight but if you're persistent with your affections their anger should dissipate. You must use discretion when talking to others. Gambling should not be an option. Put your energy into self-improvement programs that promise to make you into a better you.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Go to the top if you're being harassed or held back. If you can't trust someone, question the connection. Put your efforts into making constructive improvements to your environment and to your state of mind.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) Be sure not to burn any bridges. Your fight for those less fortunate is not likely to end in sweet victory. Your ability to charm others will put you in the limelight at social functions.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Take time to talk things over. Travel for business or pleasure. Make sure any presentation you have is ready. You can set your goals and make a beeline for your target.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Don't blow situations out of proportion. If you can mix business with pleasure much can be accomplished. Curb any jealous fits if your partner has been flirting with someone else.
Re: herbs to keep cold at bay By: Naralia Dec 12, 2011
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Ugh, I typed a large post on here but it didn't go through. Neverthelesss, I will try again.
Firstly, honey is fantastic for colds! I recommend taking a spoonful in the morning and one before you go to bed.
Echinacea has in fact been used by America Indians for hundreds of years for colds. It increases levels of properdin, a chemical which activates the part of the immune system responsible for increasing defence mechanisms against virus and bacteria attacks.
Its anti-bacterial effect makes it a good herb for treating many viral and bacterial infections. Echinacea is also an excellent blood cleanser, it helps to sweep dead cells and other debris through the channels of the lymphatic system. And dispatches white blood cells to fight the infection.
No treatment of colds would be complete without Garlic. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties that help the immune system to fight infection, it is an excellent boost to the immune system. The reason for this is garlic contains several helpful compounds, including allicin, one of the plant kingdom's most potent antibiotics. Garlic combines well with echinacea and together make a strong fighting force against infections.
Onion is a close relative of Garlic and has similar properties, containing similar antiviral chemicals. Use onions and leeks in your cooking when you have a cold or are around people who do.
Ginger is another of natures' antiviral herbs. It contains nearly a dozen antiviral compounds. Ginger is pain relieving, antiseptic and antioxidant. It is valuable for preventing and treating colds, sore throats and inflammation of mucus membranes. Ginger reduces pain and fever and has a mild sedative effect that will encourage rest.
Also, you can make a tincture, include it in your food, whatever. A method my daughter likes if is if I include some garlic into a mild fruit smoothie.
Vitamin C is very good for the relief of cold symptoms and to help the body fight infection. The best source of vitamins is always fresh fruit and vegetables. Citrus fruit is especially high in vitamin C.
Sage is a traditional remedy of long standing for soothing sore throats as it has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. For an inflamed throat and hoarseness use a hot sage infusion or gargle with a sage, apple cider vinegar and honey mix. In feverish conditions, sage is very cooling. Take as a tea or tincture.
It reduces fevers by inducing sweating and cooling the body. It is also a painkiller for headaches and some migraines. It is a soothing decongestant and like eucalyptus, makes an effective inhalation for clearing blocked sinuses.
Lemons are a rich source of vitamin c, and taken hot in a hot lemon and honey drink, is a traditional remedy for colds and sore throats.
Steam inhalations of Juniper is beneficial for relieving congestion in coughs and colds. Add a few drops of the oil to hot boiled water, place your face over the bowl, cover with a towel, and inhale the steam. This is one I make my fiancee do when he has a cold. xD
From what I have experienced, tried and tested, these should all be effective. I hope the fact that i've included the science helps, too.
Re: herbs to keep cold at bay By: Artemisia / Knowledgeable Dec 12, 2011
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In my family from kids we used to make tea from linded flowers .It guarded us from the biting cold of our severe winter and against flue .It latin name is Tilia cordata .The tea is proper delicious and to my knowledge it has no sidel effects and contraindication (except if drink in immense ammount of doses and if you are not allergic somehow to it ).The tree while in blossom smells so sweet that you can smell it miles away .