~*Herbal and Natural Alternatives*~
Chloraseptic - three parts horehound to one part white willow bark, infuse with boiling
water, sweeten with honey or sugar to taste. Drink or gargle with as needed. If sore throat persists,
consult your doctor.
Neosporin - boil chickweed *, place in blender, cool. Spread mixture over cut and cover
with wet cotton cloth. Remove poultice when it feels warm to the touch, dispose.
Midol - Make a tea of 2-3 parts chamomile to 4 parts white willow bark and 1 part red clover
(optional, red clover adds iron to combat fatigue.) Sweeten with honey or sugar to taste. Drink as needed.
Asprin - Make a tea of 2 - 3 tablespoons white willow bark to 2 cups water. Sweeten with honey
or sugar to taste. Drink as needed.
WARNING: Consult your doctor before using this in place of asprin if you are on asprin
therapy due to a heart condition &. DO NOT give White Willow bark to a child with a fever due the risk of Reye's Syndrome.
Antacids- Chamomile tea, as needed. Ginger tea as needed. Peppermint to to ease that blaoted feeling and Rasperry tea for nausea. Taking calcium suppliments or powdered oyster
shell may also help lessen acid stomach.
sleep aids - Strong Jasmine or Chamomile tea before bed. Also a tea made of St. Johns Wort,or lavender has proved beneficial St. Johns Wort may be blended with any of these other teas to offset it's somewhat "aquired" taste. Calcium suppliments may also help more severe cases of sleeplessness.
Anemia - strong red clover tea for milder cases. If you are anemic and vegeterian make sure to eat whole red clover and/or kale as an iron alternative for meat.
Vapor Rub - boil equal parts horehound, eucalyptus and mint*, put in blender and blend until smooth.Apply to chest area and rinse when the mixture cools. A less messy alternative is to make a poultice of thse herbs in a muslin tea bag and apply till cool and then re-dipping the bag in the strng tea mixture instead of boiling & blending the herbs. It is also beneficial to chest & sinsus congestion to to inhale the scent of the tea as you prepare it.
Astringent - soak lavendar blooms in vodka or everclear for 3 to 7days in a tightly sealed
jar. Pour mixture through cofee filter to strain, keep in airtight bottle or jar and apply to
face as needed. Chammomile & Rosemary may also be added as well for their healing & softening properties. An eye makeup remover /eye oil can also be made using this recipe by replacing a light oil such as Sweet Almond,Sesame,Grape seed etc..instead of the alcohol. Add a small drop of glycerine as a preservative if made with oil.
To prevent urinary tract infection - Douche after sex (if you are prone to UTI's because of
this) 3 to 6 times (throughout the course of the day) with a strong infusion of white oak bark. If mild burning upon urination persists or has not lessened by the end of the day consult your doctor.
Herbal Insect Repellent
8 drops Cedarwood essenstial oil
5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
1 drop Clove essential oil
For a refreshing change from the scent of citronella,try the above mixed into two ounces of carrier oil.
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
Nettles,Licorice, Ephedra, Echinacea, Elderflower, Skullcap, Eyebright, Marsh mallow,Thyme & Rose hips
Linden, Chamomile & Motherwort
Chamomile,Linden, Lavender, Passion Flower, Hops, Valerian, Sage & Mugwort
Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Eyebright, Mugwort, Spearmint, Damania, Skullcap & Star Anise
Licorice, Euclayptus, Basil, Thyme & Echinacea
Echinacea, Red Clover, Nettles, Peppermint, Mullein, Yarrow & Rose Hips
Damiana, Raspberry Leaves, Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose Hips, Cinnamon & Rose Petals
Chamomile, Rose Hips & Elderflower
Chamomile, Skullcap, Peppermint & Pennyroyal
Elderflower, Nettle, Burdock, Mullein & Rose Hips
Chamomile, Lemon Nalm, Lemon Verbena, Cramp Bark, Spearmint, Angelica ,Catnip & Yarrow
Vervain, Linden, Chamomile, Rosemary, Dandelion & Jasmine
Sage, Rosemary, Lemon rind, Echinacea & Juniper Berry
Elderflower, Rose hips, Chamomile, Hops & Valerian
Women's Special Blend
Red Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion, Sarsaparilla, Cinnamon,Rose Hips & Peppermint
Grind all berries and large leaves etc.. with mortar & pedestal. Place inside a gauze or muslin bag and steep in boiling water for 10-12 minutes according to your strength preference. Sweeten with a bit of Clover Honey and enjoy!
All of these recipes will also work under a hot running bath as well to help cleanse both body and spirit. Just hang the filled bag under hot running water and enjoy the sweet aroma.
You can use either of these techniques & the coinciding recipe prior to magickal workings as part of your preparation/grounding ritual as well. Just light lots of candles in the corresponding colors and savour the moment.(-_-)
NOTE:Results may vary.These recipes are by no means a substitute for medical attention.
* It is wise to do a patch test on inside of elbow in case of allergic reaction with the topical remedies.
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