Chamomile is one of those herbs that are good for almost everything.
Chamomile is a calming herb and could be used to help falling asleep. A strong cup of chamomile tea is great for helping to relax if one is feeling stressed.
Chamomile is good for almost all problems of the digestive system, stomach ache, indigestion, and lack of apatite, ulcers and many others. Because of its ability to help heal wounds it could be very helpful in the treatment of mouth ulcers.
Chamomile can be used to help ease pain. It has been even said to help with teething babies.
Chamomile can help with menstrual pain and bloating.
Chamomile tea can help to clear up eye infections.
Linden can be good for kids who have trouble falling asleep.
Linden can be used to help with runny nose, stomachache and to help lower a fever.
Linden can be used to help with colds and flu.
Linden can be used to help with stress and any stress related physical symptoms.
Linden can be helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and varicose veins.
Yarrow can be used with young children to help treat fever, colds, runny nose, diarrhea and bed wetting.
Yarrow can be used to help treat women who suffer from menstrual pains, heavy menstruation, delayed menstruation and bleeding in-between menstruation.
Yarrow can be used to help with stomach aches, gastritis, lack of appetite and diarrhea.
Yarrow can help with hematuria and kidney infections.
Yarrow can be useful in the treatment of high blood pressure and all problems of the veins (hemorrhoids and varicose veins).
Lowers fever, carminative, improves apatite, strengthens sleep, helps with stress, helps to prevent diarrhea.
Catnip can be good to help treat coughs, colds, flu and to help to bring down temperature in the case of a fever.
Catnip is suggested by many herbalists for treatment of chronic bronchitis and diarrhea.
Catnip can be used to treat flatulence's, poor apatite, poor digestion and diarrhea.
Catnip is a great herb to help with stress and difficulty falling asleep.
5- Elder Flower & Elder Berries
Elder flowers seem to have more therapeutic aspects then the Elder Berries.
Elder Flowers - stimulate and balance the immune system (meaning they can be used to help with infection and allergies), act as an anti-inflammatory, have anti bacterial properties and is considered to be a lung tonic.
Elder Berries – are good for all problems of the upper respiratory tract and contain anti-oxidants.
Sambucol is a elderberry extract that was discovered by an Israeli scientist. It has been found to be greatly effective against all kinds of flue and cold.
Note –fresh elderberries and elderberry juice is slightly toxic, but when cooked they are harmless.
We have all been there, whether you are a parent or not you know what it`s like because it happens to all of us. It usually starts with a runny nose or a sore throat and then it gets worse. Either you start coughing, your sinuses become congested, you get strep throat or all of the above. I have written detailed instructions on how to treat and prevent winter sickness you can also down load my free e-book with audio on how to treat and prevent coughs specifically.
The first thing that I always suggest is to humidify the air. This is best done by using a humidifier that slowly lets off moister into the air.
Why Does this help?
Our respiratory tract is covered with a mucus membrane which has a number of different jobs. One of the jobs of this mucus membrane is to prevent bacteria and viruses from getting into the blood stream and getting us sick. The mucus has inside of it white blood cells that help to kill unwanted invaders. The problem is that when the air is very dry this mucus thickens and doesn't flow as well. Also when there is a invader trying to get through the mucus becomes even more filled with white blood cells both returning from the field of battle stuffed with bad guys that they ate and those heading out for the front lines. If the mucus membrane is dry because of the dry air then it`s like closing a lane on the highway and causes a traffic jam. By using a humidifier to keep the air moist you help keep all the lanes open. This way the mucus is able to flow freely and our body is able to effectively retain balance.
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My last post was an explanation about why our noses run when we are in cold weather. The inspiration for that post was from my own personal experience that I was just starting to develop a runny nose myself. Now even with my regular treatment, that I will make available to you as I wrote by the first of January, I was still experiencing unpleasant congestion and runny nose.
Last night I went out with my wife (kids stayed home with a babysitterJ), and we had dinner close to the sea. The salt filled air cleared me up right away, I was amazed! Now I should not of been so surprised, I have used and suggested sea water drops for nasal congestion many times, it`s a well know remedy that is both natural and conventional. But after we got home my problem returned just as fast as it left. Before going to be I was feeling stuffed up and frustrated with it and then I remembered the salty air and figured I am going to try something new. I was to tiered to turn on a computer and start to see if there was any written formulas so I just put a bunch of sea salt in a ¼ cup of water used a disposable plastic straw, put my head back and dropped my home made sea water solution down my nostrils. There was some immediate relief but it took until after I brushed my teeth and got into bed that I felt good and cleared up. This morning before I left for work I used the same solution to rinse both nostrils and even though I still need to grab for a tissue every now and then I feel much clearer.
If you are going to do this use only distilled water or boiled tap water once its cooled.
Use ¼ of a tea spoon to one cup of water.
Best to use sea salt but regular table salt may work as well.
You can get a runny nose for many reasons. A runny nose isn’t a bad thing it’s actually one way you’re body prevents unwanted germs, dust and the like from getting inside of the lungs. The mucus that your nose creates does this by filtering the air that comes through. The whole inside of the respiratory system is coated with this stuff to help keep the body clean on the inside.
But why then when it`s cold outside does it go into overdrive and start to run live a river? Well the answer to that is actually really interesting. When it’s cold outside our body tries to warm up the air going into the lungs by sending extra blood to the blood vessels in the nose and this extra blood causes the production of extra mucus which then causes an increase in the sale of Kleenex tissues.
What Could You Do About It?
Blow your nose of course! But really, if your nose is only running when you are outside in the cold, than you don’t want to do much else. Drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea is a good first move for when you start getting a runny nose. If the runny nose continues even when you are in a warm environment for some time then you may want to try hot tea made with any of these herbs to help regulate your mucus discharge and fight any bacteria that may be the cause of the problem.
2- Elder flower
3- Linden flower
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