Sunday, July 22, 2007


As a youngster, I recall my Grandmothers, one who hailed from Sweden, the other, Pennsylvania... and their remedies for cures and ailments. My Swedish grandmother would put mint in tea that she grew outside near the house, so did my Pennsylvania grandmother. Honeysuckles scented the yard at Grandma's house along with other things a kid would have no problem sniffing, smelling or tasting. I would always get the warning though, "Don't touch those red berries, they are poisonous.". There was ALWAYS aloe Vera in every house for burns, and also because they were easy and low maintenance to take care of, and looked nice.

Who out there now, can tell their children what is poisonous and what is not? We aren't in tune with mother nature like we used to be. I am though. I have pomegranate trees, plum trees, wild mustang grapes, honeysuckles, and many more things for my grand babies to test and taste. I also know what not to test or taste. Start a small corner herb garden for you children or grandchildren and teach them about the nature that the good Lord gave us. Here below, I posted some good remedies.


Sipping this infusion will relieve nausea and stomach upset, and lessen menstrual cramps. Do not drink more than 2 cups a day. 2 teaspoons dried German chamomile flowers1 cup boiling water Steep the flowers in the boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain, then slowly sip the infusion.
A standard infusion is prepared by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb (or 2 to 4 teaspoons of fresh herb) to a cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes before straining. If the herb is left too long, the infusion will become bitter. It's best to use a ceramic pot with a lid.
The standard dosage is one cup three times a day. It may be taken hot or cold, but infusions prepared for colds and flu should be taken hot. Never prepare the infusion more than 24 hours in advance.

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