When a single trip to the doctor’s office can cost hundreds of dollar and a visit to the emergency room can add up to thousands of dollars very fast. It is nice to know that there are simple home remedies that can save you some money.

 

Herbs and spices with mortar and bottle with oil

From heartburn and motion sickness to colds to cuts and hives, with these simple to follow instructions and a touch of love you will have your family feeling better in no time at all, as well as saving money.

Tea to help heartburn
1 cup water
1 teaspoon grated licorice root
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers

In a small pan bring water to boil and add licorice root and ginger boil for 15 minutes. Remove from stove add chamomile flowers cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain into a cup and drink.

Licorice, ginger and chamomile are traditional, simple to make and low coast digestive tract soothers, which still work today when heartburn flares up.

Stomach-Calming Tea
1 cup water
1 teaspoon of peppermint
1 teaspoon of chamomile

In a small pan bring water to boil, pour water over dried herbs and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into a cup.

Lemon Settler for motion sickness
(Over the counter motion sickness pills can and do make you very sleep this one will only make your motion sickness go away.)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon of honey
1 crashed sprig of spearmint

In a pan bring water, lemon juice, and honey to a boil. Stir to mix well add spearmint leafs and let steep for 10 minutes, strain and sip on it as often as you need too.

Anti-Diarrhea Tea
1 teaspoon dried blackberry leaves
1 teaspoon dried raspberry leaves

In a teacup add dried leaves, pour boiling water into cup allow too steep for 10 minutes. Drink 3 small cups a day with other fluids to prevent dehydration.

Electrolyte Drink
(Diarrhea can drain your body of liquids and electrolytes quickly which is very dangerous, replace them with electrolytes)
1 cup apple juice
2 cups water
1 teaspoon of salt
juice of one lemon

In a pitcher, combine apple juice, water, salt, lemon juice. Store in refrigerator, drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration.

Chest Rub for Bronchitis
30 drops of almond oil
15 drops of eucalyptus oil
5 drops of wintergreen oil

In a bowl mix all oils together, rub on your chest. Cover your chest with a cotton towel then place a heating pad on the towel. Snuggle under the blankets and get some rest.

Congestion Steamer
1 large bowl
3 tablespoon of each of the following:
Chopped thyme
Chopped sage
Chopped peppermint
Chopped eucalyptus
Chopped pine needles
Boiling water

Put herbs in a bowl add boiling water. Lean over the bowl with a towel draped over your head and the bowl inhale for 10 minutes repeat 2 to 3 times a day if needed.

Fever Tea
Yarrow
Linden Flowers
Chamomile
Spearmint
Elder flowers
1 cup of boiling water

In a bowl mix equal amounts of dried crushed herbs, pour water over let steep for 15 minutes. Strain, drink and then go get under the covers.

Anti-itch water for hives:
40 drops of lavender oil
Bowl of cold water

Mix until well blended, with a clean soft rag, dip in water solution and apply to effected areas.

 

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Herbal Remedies from Your Kitchen

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