Natural Remedies

There are many benefits of using homemade natural remedies instead of the mass-produced chemical alternatives. Herbs are commonly used cosmetically for their natural tonifying, rejuvenative, and antibacterial properties.

The body tends to heal itself if given the right support. Herbs are a gentle way to promote healing. The following is a list of general signs and symptoms of ailments and injuries with their corresponding herbal remedies.

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. If irritations result from the use of herbal remedies, discontinue use.

Abscess: Hot Onion Poultice
3 parts Mullein and 1 part Lobelia OR 3 parts Slippery Elm Bark and 1 part Lobelia - After abscess bursts and drains, apply Comfrey Poultice.

Abscess in the Mouth: Herbal tinctures of burdock, chapparal, oregon grape root, red clover and myrrh.

Abrasions: Kloss's Herbal Liniment
Goldenseal Tincture, Calendula Tincture, Aloe Vera, Comfrey Salve, Vitamin E after scabbing, Echinacea Tincture.

Acne: Essential oils of Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Patchouli, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Tea Tree Oil,

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Bee Balm, Calendual, Cornflower, Dandelion, Evening Primrose, Ferverfew, Goldenseal, Green Tea, Lemongrass, Periwinkle, Violet, Yarrow

Buttermilk & Honey - Boil buttermilk, when it thickens add honey, apply to skin,

Everclear Grain Alcohol - wipe face after washing - it is pH balanced and rubbing alcohol is not - rubbing alcohol is hard and drying to the face.

Drink 4 or 5 cups of cucumber juice a day for a week, will usually clear the complexion. (Cleans the lymph system)

Do not use harsh soaps or hard scrubbing - Avoid oil-based cosmetics which can clog pores. After cleaning face apply unpasteurized apple cider vinegar directly to spots. (add water to vinegar for sensitive skin.)

Mash 3 or 4 ripe berries in 1/2 cup of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and set aside overnight. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Mist the face and neck. The acid will help cleanse and tighten pores.

Rosacea acne: Eat bland foods, eliminate fried foods, spicy foods and citrus fruits.

Drink equal parts cumin/coriander/fennel tea. Black currant oil or Evening Primrose oil.

Acupressure - Press both points, which are situated one finger-width below the lower ridge of each eye socket, in line with the center of the iris and in an indentation of the cheek - hold 1 minute.

Food - Watch sensitivity to sugar, wheat, chocolate, milk. If caused by intestinal yeast - watch cheeses, baked goods, sugar and other yeast-producing foods.

Eat lots of yellow/orange vegetables.

Age Spots: Mix onion juice and raw apple cider vinegar and rub on spots.

Allergies: Chinese Skullcap, Evening Primrose, Ginkgo, Goldenrod

Anxiety: Essential oils of Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Valerian - Ylang Ylang. (Can be diffused)

Herbs: St. John's Wort, Lavender, Poppy, Valerian

Acupressure - Spot about two thumb widths from the bottom of palm. Press and take a few deep breaths. Another way is to hold your thumb. There is also a spot between your eyebrows at the center of your forehead that helps disperse anxious thoughts.

Caffeine, Alcohol and sugar tend to make anxiety worse.

Herbal tea of lavender, linden flower, lemon balm, catnip, oats.

Arteriosclerosis: Essential oils of Birch, Ginger, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme.

Herbs: Alfalfa, Evening Primrose, Ginger, Gingko

Best things for your arteries are Garlic and Cayenne

Arthritis: Essential oils of Birch, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Ginger, Lavender, Hyssop, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spruce.

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Angelica, Feverfew, Goldenrod, Lavender, Mint, St. John's Wort

Cut all white sugar and chocolate out of diet and feel the pain start going away after about 3 to 5 days.

Make layers of Brown Paper and sew between two layers of flannel and use as a bed covering. The DMSO pine residue will relieve the pain and heal.

Green Tea, Celery and Parsley eaten whole every day or juiced, celeriac.

Fish Liver oils, Cod Liver Oil,

Vitamin K- (dark, leafy green vegetables, kale, carrot tops, chestnut leaves, fish meal, spinach leaves, cabbage leaves, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, endive, lettuce, olive oil, avocados).

Drink 1 tbsp. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar & 1 tbsp. honey in glass of water 3 times a day with meals.

The pain of osteoarthritis can be alleviated within days with Sulphur - (Fennel seed - chew or make a tea, Garlic, Coltsfoot, Eyebright, Meadowsweet, Mullein, Pimpernel, Plantain leaves, Scouring Rush, Shepherd's Purse, Stinging Nettle, Watercress)

Asthma: Essential oils of Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Oak Moss, Oregano, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.

Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Evening Primrose, Ferverfew, Ginkgo. Lobelia, Plantain, Marjoram, Marshmallow root, Lobelia, Rosemary, Valerian

Vitamin B-6- 50 mgs daily
2 tablespoons Lemon juice before meals.

Asthma attack: Put hands in hot water (not scalding).

At the beginning of an attack - soak strips of cloth in raw apple cider vinegar and wrap tightly around each wrist. (Not tight enough to stop circulation.)

Asthma Formula: 4 parts Eucalyptus, 2 parts Lavender, 2 parts Myrrh, 3 parts Roman Chamomile - diffuse or add carrier oil and apply to chest.

Athlete's Foot: Antifungal Foot Bath
Simmer 2 Tbsp. each of spinach seed and onion seed in 1 qt. water for 1/2 hour and soak feet.

Soak feet in undiluted apple cider vinegar 20 minutes. Repeat twice daily until gone. To stop reinfections swab shoes with straight vinegar and soak all socks, etc.

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Calendula, Garlic, Goldenseal, Laender, Lemongrass, Thyme

ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder: Herbs: Valerian

Back Pain - Lower: One of the world's most effective anti-pain medications is pure water. Simple dehydration is one of the biggest causes of chronic back pain - spongy spinal disks literally dry out. This is a problem, especially with older people, who may only get thirsty long after they're clinically dehydrated.

Press and hold acupressure points behind your knees. (Lay down with knees bent.)

Apply a paste of Ginger and water to afflicted area - After 15 minutes rub Eucalyptus essential oil on area.

Hot Water in shower sprayed for 2 to 6 minutes on back - then cold water sprayed for approx. 1/2 minute or less.

Children - Alfalfa Seed, Dill Seed

Herbs: Lavender, St. John's Wort, White Willow Bark, Wood Betony

Bad Breath: Indicates toxic system - Do a cleanse, chew on juniper berries, caraway seeds, fennel seeds or parsley.

Baldness: Essential oils of Cedarwood, Rosemary, Sage.

Bed Sores: Cold compress of Garlic Vinegar (Apple cider vinegar with garlic).

Bee Stings: Plantain Poultice, Papain Powder, Baking Soda, Echinacea Tincture, Honey.

Herbs: Bee Balm, Calendula, Dandelion, Lavender, Parsley, Plantain, Summer Savory

Black Eyes: Arnica Ointment - Keep out of the eye.

Bleeding: Direct pressure on the wound helps stop the blood flow in addition to styptic herbs such as Cayenne, Calendula, Horsetail, and Yarrow.

For internal bleeding try Sheperd's Purse or the above herbs in capsules, tincture or teas. Consult a medical practitioner.

Bloody Nose: Tip the head back and apply pressure to the bridge of the nose or stuff the nose with Calendula, Horsetail or Yarrow.

Broken Bones: Comfrey. Use fresh leaf, root powder, tea or tincture. The root is generally used as an external poultice if fresh leaves are not available. Use the tea or tincture to help speed healing from the inside.

Broncial Infections: Hot Onion Poultice , Elder/Peppermint/Yarrow Decoction, Ginger Fomentation, Eucalyptus Vapor Steam , Calamus Root Tincture.

Bruises: Arnica Liniment or Oil, Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Liniment or Oil, Kloss's Herbal Liniment.

Herbs: Arnica, Bay, Borage, Calendula, Caraway, Cornflower, Feverfew, Hydrangea, Hyssop, Lavender, Plantain, Sage, St. John's Wort, Rosemary

Burns: Immediately immerse the burned area in ice water or apply ice. Then treat with Aloe Vera, Christopher's Burn Ointment or Vitamin E. Raw grated potato can be used as a poultice.

Medicated Honey Salve: 1 cup room-temp honey, 1 T. tea tree oil, 1 t. grapefruit seed extract, 1 T. essential oil of lavender. Apply to burns or abrasions. Great for your pets wounds too.

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Calendula, Chamomile, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Lavender, Onion, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Yarrow

Chronic Constipation: Alfalfa Tablets, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus, raw food and whole grain fiber

Colds & Flu: Cold & Flu Bath
Herbs: Angelica, Anise, Bee Balm, Cayenne, Chamomile, Echinacea, Elder Berry, Eucalyptus, Feverfew, Garlic, Goldenrod, Ground Ivy, Horehound, Lavender, Marjoram, Plantain, Poppy, Radish, Rosemary, Violet, Yarrow

Cold Sores: Apply lavender or tea tree oil directly to sore.

Herbs: Bee Balm, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Ginger, Green Tea, Hyssop, Lavender, Marigold, Uva Ursi

Colic: Essential oils of Bergamot, Chamomile, Fennel, Ginger, Marjoram, Peppermint.
Extreme Colic -Dill in almond oil applied to stomach & back. Dilute all essential oils used on babies and never use Spearmint or Clary Sage.

Herbs: Bee Balm, Echinacea, Green Tea, Hyssop, Lavender, Uva Ursi

Constipation: Drink lots of water. Prune juice, Cascara Sagrada capsules, Senna, raw food and whole grain fiber.

Herbs: Basil, Chicory, Dandelion, Violet

Two teaspoons of salt in a quart of warm water taken in the morning upon rising, then fast until the bowels evacuate - usually in a few hours

Convulsions: B&B Tincture, Black Cohosh, Lobelia Tincture.

Corns and Bunions: Goldenseal Salve

Coughs: Lemon & Honey Cough Syrup , Black Cherry Cough Syrup, Slippery Elm Lozenges, Cayenne Tincture, Oxymel Lozenges.

Cradle Cap: Brush the scalp gently in a circular motion with a wet baby brush dipped in shampoo. Rinse out scales as you loosen them. Rinse with Figwort or Chamomile tea, supplement the diet with Nettle tea or tincture.
Essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lemon, Geranium in Almond oil.

Dandruff: Rub Tea Tree Oil on scalp, can be diluted with a carrier oil.

Herbs: Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Cedar, Cypress, Lavender, Marigold, Mint, Rosemary, Sage, Stinging Nettle,Thyme

Diaper Rash: Clay Poultice, Comfrey Salve, Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Salve, Prickly Poppy Tea, Chamomile Tea, Grindelia Tincture, Glycerin with 25% water,

Herbs: Calendula, Lavender, Plantain,

Essential oils of Chamomile, Lavender, Birch in Olive oil.

Brown flour in a skillet (no oil); cool and apply to diaper area.

Clean with Witch Hazel and sprinkle corn starch on affected area.

Diarrhea: As with vomiting, let the body heal itself. Only if the patient becomes too weak or is losing too much fluid and becoming dehydrated should you intervene. Replenish fluids as much as possible.

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea or Tincture, Nettle Tea or Tincture - to replace lost nutrients, Yarrow Tincture, White Oak Bark Tincture or Tea. Wild Geranium Root Tea or Tincture, Potato Peeling Broth, Miso, Blackberry or Black Cherry Juice for iron.

Herbs: Borage, Chamomile, Goldenseal, Ground Ivy, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Summer Savory, Thyme, Uva Ursi, Valerian, Yarrow

Earaches: Garlic-Mullein Ear Oil , Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Oil, - warm the oil, drop into the ear and put a little piece of cotton in the ear to keep the oil from running out.

- Babies Earaches: Essential oils of Lavender, mullein or garlic in olive or almond oil. (may combine and use any combination) (1 drop essential oil in 1/4 cup carrier oil).

Equal parts of apple cider vinegar and Everclear Grain Alcohol: warmed, 1-2 drops in each ear.

Ear Infections: Hot Onion Poultice , Oil of Oregano.

Eczema: Comfrey, Horsetail, or Chamomile Tea or Tincture.

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Bee Balm Chervil, Goldenrod, Plantain, Rosemary

Fever: Water internally & externally - nothing will decrease a temperature as quickly as water.

Herbs: Bee Balm, Borage, Calendula, Cayenne, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Oxalis, Plantain, Radish, Tansy, Yarrow

Elder/Peppermint/Yarrow Decoction - drink as hot as you can stand it.

Catnip/Red Raspberry Tincture - in warm water for children, Feverfew Tincture, Cool Catnip Enema, Ginger Bath, Ginger Tea or Tincture, Cold Sheet Treatment.

Eyes - Sore, Strained, Sties, Unclear Vision: Eyewash Formula, Eyebright Tea

Foreign Particles in the Eye: Put a flax seed in the corner of the eye, the mucilage formed will carry out the particle.

Fungal Infections: Black Walnut Tincture, Tea Tree Oil, Thuja (Cedar Leaf) Oil, Antifungal Foot Powder, Antifungal Foot Bath

Gas: Peppermint or Papaya Leaves - taken in tea or tincture, Carminative Tincture

Herbs: Anise, Celery Seed, Cinnamon, Fennel, Ginger, Licorice, Lavender, Nutmeg, Peppermint,Sage, Tarragon

Gastric Ulcer: Doctors now know that a bacterial infection or some medications — not stress or diet — cause most peptic ulcers.

Raw cabbage juice - 6 - 8 oz. on empty stomach before meals.
Raw potato juice 6-8 oz or potato soup made with milk.
Eat 'carrots only' for 1 week.

Gout: Asparagus is a good diuretic, eat plenty of it. Tart Cherries have a similar affect as aspirin and ibuprofen.

Herbs: Celery Seeds, Chervil, Devil's Claw, Fennel, Ginger, Nutmeg, St. John's Wort, Tansy, Yarrow

Vitamin E is a good anti-inflammatory,
Fish Oils
Nettle is a natural antihistamine used to treat inflamed joints and works as a diuretic to flush out uric acid.
Turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory properties
Raw Onion Poultice over area, left on all night,
Celery Seed may stop gout attacks - may be taken in extract form - to reduce inflammation, calm muscle spasms and fight bacteria. May even help protect the liver as well.

Warmed cabbage leaf applied to the inflamed joint. "Put a bandage on securely, put a sock on, and leave it overnight. In the morning the leaf will be really black (Uric Acid).

Asparagus, cranberries, spinach, endive and watercress cooked on low heat - 3 servings a day.

Oatmeal, baked or boiled potatoes with skins, used as a poultice.

AVOID rhubarb, sorrel

Grief/Sorrow: Essential oils of Angelica, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Roman Chamomile.

Grey Hair: Indicates lack of copper. Drink - 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp honey and 3 tbsp molasses in glass of warm water each morning ,
Sage Tea, Nettle Tea, Yarrow Tea .

Hay Fever: 6 oz. Vegetable or Carrot broth every 1/2 hour for 2 days.

Herbs: Chamomile, Marjoram, Plantain

Headaches: White Willow Bark Tincture, Tiger Balm or Tei-Fu Oil - rubbed on pain center
Herbs: Basil, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Oregano, Periwinkle, Rosemary, Thyme, Valerian, Wood Betony,

Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water on handkerchief on forehead.
If it radiates from one point - 1 cup of Black tea.
Headache starts at top of head - possible intestinal problems
Headache starts at forehead - possible kidney problems
Headache starts at back of head - possible liver & gall bladder problems

Migraines: may be clogged colon - do a colon cleanse

Heartburn: Raw potato - eat a slice,
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar in water,
Chew on Fennel Seeds or take Fennel Extract, or use Fennel Essential Oil,
Charcoal Capsules,
Papaya - fresh or pill form
Ginger or ginger tea

Hemorrhoids: Aloe Vera Suppository made from the fresh plant, Goldenseal Tincture on the Hemorrhoid, Plantain, Slippery Elm, Witch Hazel, Cold - anyway you can get it on hemorrhoid
Make a suppository out of a raw potato - insert into rectum at night.
Make a suppository out of garlic clove dipped in oil,
Eat 3 or 4 almonds per day,
Internal remedy is 2 tsp of raw apple cider vinegar in glass of water with every meal.

Herpes: Osha Root Tincture - applied topically and taken internally when the first tingling sensation is felt indicating an impending blister,
Apply ice to the infected area. Apply Tea Tree Oil to affected area

Hiccups: Take a full breath, then drink water continuously until you need to take another breath,
Lobelia Extract
Pinch the web between thumb & fore finger and hold until hiccups stop

Hot Flashes: Black Cohosh Tincture or Tea, Menopause Tea

Indigestion: Peppermint Oil - 2-3 drops in a cup of water, Peppermint Tea, Fennel Tea or chew on Fennel Seeds, Ginger Tea, Papaya Leaf Tea, Yarrow Tea, Aloe Vera Juice, Slippery Elm, Burgundy Bitters, Carminative Tincture,
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar in water - you can add honey to taste.

Infections: Echinacea, Goldenseal, Myrrh, Capsicum, Usnea Tincture, Osha Root Tincture

Insect Bites: Echinacea Tincture - topically and internally, Clay Poultice, Kloss's Herbal Liniment, Plantain Poultice, Tea Tree Oil, Herbal Tiger Balm, Vinegar, Papain Powder

Insomnia: Hops, Valerian Tincture, Skullcap Tincture, Catnip, Chamomile, Ginseng, Lavender, Poppy, St. John's Wort, Violet

Laryngitis: Goldenrod, Slippery Elm, Thyme, Echinacea Tincture, Calamus Root Tincture, Eucalyptus Vapor Steam, Castor Oil Pack, Hot Onion Poultice

Menopause: Menopause Tea, Black Cohosh, Chaste Berry, Dandelion, Fennel, Licorice Root, Motherwort, Nettle, Periwinkle

Menstrual Cramps: Castor Oil Pack, Hot Ginger Fomentation, Lobelia Tincture, increase Calcium intake

Minor Cuts: Encourage initial bleeding then swab with Kloss's Herbal Liniment, Goldenseal Tincture, Echinacea Tincture, Cayenne Tincture, Calendula Tincture, or Myrrh Tincture. Do not use salve until after the wound has scabbed over, otherwise you could seal in harmful bacteria.

Motion Sickness: Ginger Tincture, Tea or Powder

Muscular Fatigue: Essential oils of Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

Nausea: Ginger - 1 teaspoon in 1/2 cup cool water, Peppermint Oil - 1 drop in 1 cup water, Peppermint Infusion, Peppermint Extract, Cow Parsnip Seed Tincture

Pain: White Willow Bark Tincture, Valerian, Rosemary, Chamomile, Jamaican Dogwood,

Apple Cider vinegar will take more pain out of the body than anything else we know of. 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar and 1 Tbsp honey in a glass of water to taste (like lemonade).

Eliminate white sugar, chocolate and white flour from diet (Can substitute honey, molasses, fruit sweetener, maple syrup) - absolutely no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.

Parasites: Garlic, Wormwood, Pumpkin Seeds, Anti-parasite Formulas

Resuscitation: Tincture/extract of Cayenne - a few drops administered orally. The best and safest stimulant known to man. Later give minerals and/or blackstrap molasses (drop on tongue or in water) for strength, Safe for infants and children.

Scabies: Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil

Shingles: Caused by the Herpes zoster virus. Add powdered cayenne to creams or make a hot infused oil (2 oz chopped chili to 8 oz sunflower oil) and rub on affected area.

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Cayenne, Echinacea, Lemon Balm, Passionflower, Slippery Elm, St. John's Wort, Valerian, Vervain

Shock: Keep the victim warm. DO NOT give fluids.

Skin Rashes: Clay Poultice, Comfrey Salve, Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Salve, Prickly Poppy Tea, Chamomile Tea, Grindelia Tincture, Glycerin with 25% water

Herbs: Aloe Vera, Bay, Borage, Calendula, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Oxalis, Summer Savory, Tarragon, Yarrow,

Sore Throat: Osha Root Tincture, Goldenseal Tincture, Echinacea Tincture, Cayenne Tincture, Slippery Elm Lozenges, Salt Water, Usnea Tincture, Glycero-Gelatin Pastille

Splinters: Clay Poultice, Plantain Poultice , Glycerin Poultice

Sprains, Strains & Swelling: Kloss's Herbal Liniment, Herbal Tiger Balm ,

Arnica Liniment or Oil - external use only
Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Liniment or Oil
Comfrey Tincture - Internally & Externally
Comfrey Leaf or Root Powder Poultice

Stings: From ocean critters like Jellyfish - first urinate on the sting - the ammonia will immediately relieve the pain, then use a mucilaginous herb like Comfrey or Slippery Elm to help it heal, Aloe Vera, Plantain

Stuffy Nose: Sinus Pack, Eucalyptus Vapor Steam , Sniff Horseradish, Sinus Snuff, Heat Lamp Therapy, Salt Water Flush,

Swollen Glands: Echinacea, Goldenseal, Myrrh, Capsicum, Usnea Tincture, Osha Root Tincture

Teething Pain: Drink Chamomile Tea and rub gums with Clove Oil, Rub Osha Root Tincture or Valerian Tincture on the gums, Chamomile in carrier oil, Blue Vervain or Valerian Tincture to calm

Toothache: Rub Osha Root Tincture or Clove Oil on the gums, Take Valerian Tincture or White Willow Tincture

Ulcers: Cayenne, Comfrey, Slippery Elm

Vaginal Infections: Goldenseal, Slippery Elm, antiseptic to soothe. These can be used together in a pessary form or the Goldenseal can be used as a douche.
Echinacea Tincture, Garlic - a peeled clove can be used as a pessary, Garlic Tincture or Powder, Plain Yogurt.

Increase Vitamin C intake and take infection fighting herbal tinctures, like Garlic and Echinacea

..Treatment Program: First use a Goldenseal douche, then insert a pessary and leave in overnight, douche again in the morning, if the infection is advanced insert a pessary during the day - wear a pad to prevent staining. In the evening douche with Goldenseal, then insert plain yogurt and leave in overnight. Alternate the douche and yogurt until infection is gone.

Vomiting: The body is trying to purge something it doesn't want - let it do its job.

Red Rasberry Tincture, Nettle Tincture, Ginger Tincture,Lobelia Tincture - 1-3 drops. Raspberry and Ginger will soothe the digestive system, Nettle will replenish lost nutrients and Lobelia in this small quantity will usually stop the vomiting.

To Induce Vomiting: Lobelia Tincture - 10-60 drops, depending on the patient's reaction to it and the amount of food in the stomach, the body will let you know when its had enough.

Poke Root Tincture or Tea, Syrup of Ipecac,
Mustard Powder - 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of warm water.

Varicose Veins: Essential oils of Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Helichrysum, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spikenard.

Spread cottage cheese, grated cabbage or head lettuce between 2 pieces of cloth and apply over varicose veins overnight until gone.

Warts: Banana Peel Poultice
Thuja (Cedar Leaf) Oil, Milkweed Sap Tea Tree Oil

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These suggestions are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For informational purposes only.


Adult Dosages: Dosages vary due to metabolism, dietary habits, stress levels and other variances of our individual bodies. It is better to err on the side of insufficient dosage and trust nature, than to overdose. Try a small amount and watch for a reaction before giving more. Your body is your best judge.

For acute infections: try taking a dropperful every hour. For chronic infections: take a dropperful per day. Dosages also depend on the potency of the preparation so the variables are endless. If you have questions consult a competent holistic practitioner.

Children's Dosages:

* Cowling's Rule: Divide the child's age at the next birthday by 24 to get the fraction of the adult dose. (Example for a child that will be 6: 6/24 = 1/4 the adult dosage )

* Clark's Rule: Divide the child's weight in pounds by 150 to get the fraction of the adult dose. (Example for a 50 pound child: 50/150 = 1/3 the adult dosage)

* Young's Rule: Divide the child's age by 12 plus the age. (Example for a 4 year old child: 4/12 + 4= 4/16 or 1/4 the adult dosage)

Babies Dosage: Dilute all essential oils used on babies and never use Spearmint or Clary Sage.

Herbs and Pregnancy

Many herbs stimulate the uterus and are unsafe for women who are pregnant. Consult your medical provider if you have concerns.

These herbs should be avoided during pregnancy:

• Aloe Vera
• Angelica
• Autumn Crocus
• Barberry
• Black Cohosh
• Celery Seed
• Cinnamon
• Devil's Claw
• Goldseal
• Hyssop
• Juniper
• Male Fern
• Mandrake
• Parsley Seed
• Pennyroyal
• Pokeweed
• Rosemary
• Rue
• Sage
• Southernwood
• Tansy
• Thuja
• Wormwood
• Yarrow

There are many other herbs that are known to be helpful during pregnancy and after delivery. Some are also good for the baby, such as Calendula salve for diaper rash and fennel for colic.