Favorite herbal remedies
July Ward Newsletter Update: Just a note from the herbs in the newsletter that Brigham Young mentioned. The yarrow is NOT the yellow flower decorative yarrow, it is the white flower yarrow often found in the wild.
Red Raspberry leaves
This is mostly used as a tea from the dried up leaves. It is best to harvest the leaves before or after the fruit comes on. The leaves can be dried on newspaper in a warm place. Try to avoid direct sunlight. Then store in a cool place in a tightly sealed container. The recommended dosage is 1 cup of tea 3 times a day when working on an ailment. Can be hot or cold.
· Colds & Flu
· Stomach upset.
· Hormonal problems – good for just about every female issue.
2 parts red raspberry
1 part spearmint
1 part catnip
Mix together and use 1 tsp. per cup of hot water. Let steep 15 mins. Sweeten with raw honey or stevia. Let stand until comfortable temperature is reached. Use in place of bottles at snack times or bed time while weaning.
Pregnancy Tea (also a good all around female tea)
3 parts red raspberry
1 part comfrey
1 part alfalfa
Mix together and use 1 tsp. per cup of hot water. Let steep 15 mins. Sweeten with raw honey, agave, or stevia if desired. Let stand until comfortable temperature is reached.
Nature's antibiotic. 4 cloves is equal to an adult dose of penicillin. Good for most anything that ails you!!
Sore Throat Remedy
1 Tbls. Honey
3 cloves garlic minced
1/8 - ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
Mix and take as needed
Earaches – onion juice to kill pain and garlic oil to kill infection.
Chop, mince or press garlic and place in jar. Fill to about 1 inch over the garlic with olive oil. Let sit for 2 days strain and use as needed.
Equal parts of minced garlic and Vaseline. Coat bottom of feet with oil then spread paste on bottom of the feet. Cover with an old sock and leave on overnight. Body will uptake the garlic and help to kill viruses and infections.
Cayenne (Red Pepper)
This is one of those wonder herbs for just about anything that ails you. It can be taken in a glass of water, start with 1/8 tsp. and work your way up, or in capsules (take with food).
This is a small list of its benefits:
· Brings circulation to areas in body such as arthritic conditions, cold hands and feet, cramps etc.
· Stop bleeding by packing on cuts and/or taking internally
· Brings heat to the body in case of frostbite
· High Vitamin C content helps in colds and flu, fever
· Can bring someone out of shock or a heart attack by drinking down a glass of water with 1-3 tsp of cayenne in the water
· Helps to stabilize blood pressure
· Natural blood thinner
· Stops bloody noses
· Counter irritant for chronic pain
· Aids in digestion, can cure an ulcer
· Prevents spread of infections
· Helps strep and sore throats as well as tonsillitis
· Speeds healing
· Lowers cholesterol
· Cleanses the circulatory system
Elk Ridge 2nd Ward RS President