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This is your home herbal guide to herbs that can treat many common ailments. Did you know there's an herb that can relieve anxiety and insomnia plus ease an uset stomach and sooth tired eyes? Yes, a single herb can do all this and more. It's also safe enough for children!


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You probably have many herbs or spices in your pantry now that can be used for much more than food. Using herbs for home healing is just a matter of learning which one works. It's that simple! And empowering! There's an herb remedy for all minor ailments and many major ones also. Some of these herbs are what others might call weeds that can be found or grown in your own backyard.

I find it shocking that the majority of people scuff at the use of plants for medicine. Here's a few plant facts to ponder...

  • Plants were here on earth long before us.
  • Without plants there would be no life on our planet.
  • Most of the daily nutrients that keep our bodies healthy come from plants.
  • We share the same dna as plants, its just arranged in a different order. You could say our dna is plant based!
  • 80% of the worlds population uses herbs as their primary medicine.
  • Less than 100 years ago plants and herbs were the primary medicine here in the United States and each residence had their own home herbal medicine chest.
  • A large percentage of prescription drugs are derived from plants but since natural substances cannot be patented (hence no money to be made) pharmaceutical companies make synthetic copies of the plants healing properties.

Would you rather take a natural medicine or something made in a laboratory? Sure, prescription drugs have their place but we seem to be losing all the herbal wisdom that was passed down through centuries. Let's preserve and relearn these long forgotten remedies!

Herbs can be used as teas, tinctures, pills or capsules, compresses and poultices, essential oils or even for bathing and inhalations. Don't forget to incoporate healthy herbs into your cooking also!

Here are some brief examples of common herbs and just a few of their historical medicinal uses:

Please note this is for information only-Healing-from-Home-Remedies makes no claim as to the treatment or cure of diseases and none of these old remedies have been approved by the FDA.

  • BASIL uses included treating insect bites, vomiting, parasites, acne and nervous conditions.
  • BAY uses included soothing sore joints (arthritis & rheumatism), fever, bruises and to promote menstruation.
  • CHAMOMILE was used in home herbal kits and uses included fever, stress and nerves, fatigue, swelling, sleep aid and digestive complaints.
  • COMFREY ROOT uses included menstrual problems, broken bones, bruises, sores and stomach ulcers.
  • GARLIC uses included coughs and colds, thrush, infections, high blood pressure, cholesterol and fighting the flu.
  • GINGER was used as home herbal medicine to treat indigestion and gas, circulation problems, arthritis, morning sickness and travel sickness.
  • LAVENDER was used to relieve stress, treat insomnia, promote relaxation, help headaches and fight infections.
  • ROSEMARY uses included circulatory disorders, stomach aches, fatigue, migraines and bruises.
  • SAGE was used for gas and diarrhea, sore throats and nervousness.
  • THYME uses included coughs and colds, flu, sore throat, headaches, rheumatism and even whooping cough.

These descriptions are very brief and hardly scratch the surface of just what medicinal herbs can did for our descendants health. Learn more on the following pages and you'll be able to create your own home old time herbal medicine chest!

If you're looking for herbs in the capsule form my personal preference is Oregon's Wild Harvest brand. First and foremost because they don't add any unnecessary ingredients and second because they have some great blends!

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A forum is available on most pages on where you can post comments, suggestions, recipes or experiences with each page. Most herb remedies were passed down by word of mouth. Just think how much we can learn from each other with this miracle called the internet!

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