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Yarrow
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Thumbnail Achillea millefolium A common meadow herb, with the country name 'nosebleed', yarrow is used in remedies or colds, hay fever and catarrh. As a diuretic, it can also be used for urinary problems and...

How To Make An Infusion

How To Make An Infusion  How To Make An Infusion

Another word for infusion is tea. Infusions are used for drinking herbs as medicine, not as a thirst-quencher. To make an infusion, use the softer parts of the herb that grows above the ground (stems, leaves, flowers) that have been properly dried.  Usually one would use 1 to 3 teaspoons of the herb to 1 cup of water. You can't store infusions for very long, so it's best to use it right away.

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How To Make An Herbal First Aid Kit

How To Make An Herbal First Aid KitHow To Make An Herbal First Aid Kit

These remedies are much gentler on the system and equally as effective as the harsh synthetics you will find in most prepackaged first aid kits. Please remember that first aid is a stop gap measure! Get medical attention for any serious injuries immediately!


Herbal First Aid Kit

How To Make Herbal Remedies

HOW TO MAKE HERBAL REMEDIESHow To Make Herbal Remedies


To get the maximum benefit from herbal remedies, the herbs must be properly prepared. Most herbal remedies are easy to make using equipment that is already found in your kitchen. Use enamel, stainless steel, glass, pottery, or cast-iron utensils. Never use aluminum.

How to Make Herbal Remedies

How To Get Rid of Lice Naturally

How To Get Rid of Lice Naturally

Head Lice, also known as Pediculosis are common parasite which occurs in the hairs of children, especially girls. The adult louse measures about a pin head.  Lice are becoming resistant to neurotoxin and the neurotoxin does not kill the eggs. 

Breathing For Health

Deep Belly Breaths

Most of us take the act of breathing for granted, but without it we could not exist. Breath is the essence of life, and although we are always doing it, many of us do not do it properly. The simple act of breathing has become a scientific study, with books and workshops to instruct us how to do it correctly. So vital is proper breathing to physical, mental, and emotional health, that it is a primary component to many yoga practices. Pran means "life force"and yama means "control". Pranayama then is "control of breath".

Breath not only provides the oxygen so necessary to life, it connects our body to our mind and spirit. Natural, healthy breathing is essential to good health. Not only does proper breathing enhance heart, lung, and brain function, but oxygen flow is necessary to cell reproduction. A "cleansing breath" is aptly named for the intake of oxygen that restores the entire system. Breathing also puts us in touch with ourselves. Taking the time to learn to breathe properly makes us conscious of our breath, calling us to be present. Simple breathing techniques can relieve stress and help us work through anger and even depression.

A baby sleeping is the perfect example of proper breathing. The deep belly breathing that babies engage in, without even trying, is how best to oxygenate the body. Breathing deeply into the diaphragm brings energy to the Solar Plexus, the chakra that governs ego, emotions, and intellect. Following a baby's example, breathe deeply through your nose, expanding your abdomen fully. Slowly and completely exhale through your nose, pulling your abdomen in so that all the air is released before taking another full belly breath. Practicing deep belly breaths regularly will get you into the habit of breathing properly all the time, just like a baby.

 

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