Your Natural Healing CabinetOn Aug 31, 2012 Blog 9 Comments Tags: Autumn, Natural Healing, What We Like
It’s the last day of August. School has begun for most of our children. Next week is Labor Day, which sort of signals the end of Summer. Now is the perfect time to look ahead to Autumn and see what needs to be done. One important area to consider is your medicine cabinet.
In our homes, our “medicine” cabinet is primarily stocked with herbs, vitamins, and homeopathic remedies. This is the time of year to be pro-active before cold and flu season. Do you have everything you need to keep the family thriving through the intense beginning of school, the holidays, the chill that will be in the air (although, it’s been in triple digits, so at this point it’s an act of faith to imagine that it will eventually get chilly)?
Here’s what we stock:
- Tea tree oil
Herbs in tincture form:
We source most of our herbs and essential oils from Mountain Rose. Wonderful quality and freshness, organic and sustainably raised and harvested!
(For those unfamiliar with using homeopathic remedies, we’ve included notes as to what each one is used to treat.)
- Allium cepa (headache with runny or blocked nose that is worse in the evening, sore throat, sensitive eyes)
- Belladona (fevers that come with confusion or that are overly-emotional, head congestion, ear and throat pain)
- Arsenicum album (restlessness at night, cough with mucus, sneezing, with thick or runny discharge)
- Drosera (headache especially in the forehead, irritation or tickling in the air passages, abdominal pain during coughing)
- Pulsatilla (coughing in the morning upon waking up, greenish or yellowish mucus, inclination to sit up during sleep, headache, eye discharge)
- Apis Mellifica (bee stings, bug bites and rashes of sudden onset)
- Hydrastis Canadensis (post-nasal drip)
Homeopathic Combination Remedies:
- Chestal (for coughs and chest congestion)
- Oscillococcinum (taken at the first sign of cold or flu)
- Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
- Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- Fresh Ginger (stick it in the freezer)
- Fresh Garlic
- Liquid Calcium/Magnesium (2:1 ratio)
- Hot water bottle
- Fresh white handkerchiefs or small cotton towels
- Tea ball strainers
- Aloe vera gel to use as a carrier for the herbs and oils
On the prep to-do list:
- Make playlist of soothing music, healing Scriptures and worship music
- Place whole onions in bowls in the living room and one in each bedroom
- Make marshmallow root syrup for coughs
- Make elderberry syrup
- Combine herbs for cough tea (standing ready for brewing as needed)
- Make slippery elm lozenges
- Prepare “Mama’s Passion Bath Salts” (for monthly discomfort)
- Make Super Tonic (Watch the Super Tonic Slideshow)
- Purchase or make saline spray for keep nasal passages clear
Again, Mountain Rose herbs is an excellent source of individual herbs to make your own remedies, but they also have combinations and prepared remedies such as cough elixirs, which we have found to be of excellent quality and at an affordable price. We are always careful about companies we recommend and we recommend this one highly!
Disclaimer – The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not the intention of the writers to advise on health care. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.