10 Essential Herbs for Lifelong Health: Storey Country by Barbara L. Heller M.S.W.

By Barbara L. Heller M.S.W.

Due to the fact that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of nation residing talents quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their notable acceptance displays the typical hope of nation and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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Although ready-made bath salts can be purchased, you can make your own by mixing equal parts of sea salt, Epsom salts, and baking soda. Then add a fragrant essential oil or a mixture of oils—10 to 15 drops per cup of the salt mixture. Pour the salts into the bath as the tub is filling; as they dissolve, they emit a lovely aroma. Caution Pregnant women should not take herbal baths except under the advice of a medical practitioner. Bath bags are another convenient way to immerse yourself in herbal pleasure.

Combine the infused oil with the beeswax in the top of a double boiler. Heat gently until the beeswax has melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool until you can touch it. 2. Add the lavender essential oil and the contents of the vitamin E capsule. Pour the mixture into small containers. The salve will solidify as it cools. Note: The ratio of oil to beeswax is flexible and varies according to personal preference. To test the salve’s consistency, put a spoonful of the beeswax mixture on a spoon and place in the freezer for 1 minute.

It has certainly become more popular as a flavoring. The Greeks and Romans used mint to preserve milk as a curd and as a digestive aid. Hildegard von Bingen, the twelfth-century German abbess and herbalist, recommended mint as a treatment for gout and digestive problems. Both Native Americans and colonists used mints to treat respiratory conditions. Safety and Cautions for Peppermint There are no reports of problems caused by peppermint (the plant) in normal doses. Never ingest pure peppermint essential oil, which can be lethal.

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