With the continual commercials and ads stating that last year was horrible for the flu and this will be a horrible year, too – urging everyone to get their flu shots – many families want an alternative they know works.
The science has already shown elderberry extract is 99% effective against the Avian Flu (H5N1) virus in cell cultures, so now the point is simply. getting. it. made….
Today, I’m sharing with you the contents of my medicine cabinet. Updated August, 2016.
Since several readers have asked me to share what I keep in my medicine cabinet, I have been thinking how to save you time, money, and make your way to natural health more sure and enjoyable. This is one of those posts you may want to print out to have on hand!
The title should really read “The Gift That Keeps On Giving”, because today I’m writing about a seemingly endless supply of vanilla extract! Updated May, 2016.
This last weekend we were privileged to be involved in the wedding of a dear friend who we love very much. For her bridesmaid’s shower, my daughter wanted to include a gift to appeal to her practical nature and love of baking aromatic breads and pastries. We felt a large bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract was in order.
One of our young adult children has been having migraines for several years, so I have been searching for possible effective natural migraine remedy for a while. It has also helped keeping a journal of possible food triggers. I suspected excitotoxins contained in food eaten away from home.
I found an early helpful lead in my research at the University of Maryland Medical Center website. Their website states, “Feverfew became popular in Great Britain in the 1980s as a treatment for migraines. A survey of 270 people with migraines in Great Britain found that more than 70% of them felt much better after taking an average of 2 – 3 fresh or dried feverfew leaves daily. Several human studies have used feverfew to prevent and treat migraines. Overall, these studies suggest that taking dried leaf capsules of feverfew every day may reduce the number of migraines in people who have chronic migraines.”
What? – Is this little known information really true? Why aren’t more doing this?
Have you ever made a medicinal tincture? Are you interested in doctoring yourself?
While you can make a superb Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean extract or a ‘Jamaican Bay Rum’ after shave for your husband (see my effort in the above photo), this post is mainly about medicinal tinctures. The principle of extracting is always the same.
Many of us who take an independent, active role in our own health also desire to build our own natural medicine chest for minor and even advanced ailments, such as taking elderberry tincture to stop a cold or flu, catnip and fennel tea for a colicy baby, or turmeric in place of Prozac or Ibuprofen. You can do any of these and more in the form of an herbal medicinal tincture.
Having specific medicinal tinctures on hand for a variety of health issues is a wise move today.