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Specific Conditions & Herbs to Help Treat them

There have been many inquiries as to what sort of treatments are helpful in easing the symptoms or the disease itself. REMINDER: This is not medical advice or treatment. This is just a collection of the information that has been shared in one handy place. Remember to always consult with your health care provider!


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Comment by Azura on October 12, 2017 at 7:15pm

Does anyone have menopausal teas to recommend besides red raspberry leaf and rose hibiscus please?

Comment by Amethyst Samia on April 20, 2016 at 7:14am

Herbs for Fibromyalgia

Comment by Amethyst Samia on February 5, 2016 at 3:36am

DIY Bruise Cream

2/3 cup carrier oil (sweet almond, grapeseed, or jojoba would all be great choices)
1/2 cup dried arnica flowers
1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
1/2 cup shea butter
1/4 tsp cosmetic grade borax*
1/4 cup distilled water, hot
3/4 drops comfrey oil (optional, but recommended)

*Note: The borax in this recipe acts as an emulsifier which allows all of the ingredients to blend together. Because of the presence of borax, this cream should not be used on open wounds.

The first step is to infuse your carrier oil with the dried arnica flowers. In a small pot, add the carrier oil and dried arnica, and place it over low heat for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, strain out the flowers.

Take 1/2 cup of your arnica-infused oil, and put it in a double boiler (or a bowl placed over simmering water) and add your beeswax. When the beeswax has melted, add the shea butter and let it melt too.

In another container or small cup, combine the borax and the 1/4 cup of hot water. Stir until the borax has dissolved.

Slowly pour the water mixture into the bowl with the oil, wax, and butter, stirring as you pour. Once everything has been incorporated, add the drops of comfrey oil.

Once everything has cooled, you can keep the cream as is, or you can use a hand mixer to give it a more “whipped” texture. Store the cream in airtight container.

Of course, bruises will heal naturally, but it takes a week or two—depending on the severity of the injury. If you want to speed up the healing process, or if they’re causing you any discomfort, this natural remedy is a good option.

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on July 24, 2015 at 9:28am


A nice blog post with many herbs used for pain relief. Also info on making topical applications as well. Explore all the links in the article.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 31, 2014 at 3:12pm


Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 29, 2014 at 9:33am


Good for minor cuts, burns, wounds, scrapes, abrasions and many other skin issues.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 29, 2014 at 4:49am
Sore throat tea...yikes!
Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 29, 2014 at 4:48am


Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 30, 2014 at 11:49am

posted by Demeter on September 27, 2014

Comment by Amethyst Samia on June 29, 2014 at 8:09am


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Ok guys....this one sounds strange...which means it has to work, right? If anyone tries it please let us know how it works.

Boil or roast a large turnip until it's soft. Then mash it and spread half of it on a white cotton handkerchief. Spread the other half on another handkerchief. Apply the turnip mush to the bottoms of your bare feet, bandage them in place, and sit with your feet elevated for about half an hour. This "sole food" should draw out the pain and tiredness.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on June 20, 2014 at 3:16am
posted by Demeter on 19 June 2014

Myddfai Sleeping Mixture
Red Clover heads
Simply infused to make a relaxing tea for bedtime.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on April 28, 2014 at 3:29pm

*Amethyst's Note: good for poison ivy as well*

Jewelweed Salve

You’ll need the following ingredients:

6 cups fresh jewelweed, coarsely chopped
2 cups good quality olive oil
1 1/2 cups loosely packed grated beeswax (you can use more or less, depending on how thick you want your salve. If you add more, it will become the consistency of lip balm; less, the consistency of a jelly. This amount is somewhere in between).
Essential oils: Tea Tree, Lavender, and Sweet Orange (or others of your choice, just make sure they are skin safe; the ones listed have healing/antiseptic properties).
And the following equipment:

Small pot
Small containers to put in your finished salve. I like using these from Mountain Rose Herbs.

1. Go out and pick your fresh jewelweed. I picked mine just as they were done flowering.

2. Once you have picked it, rinse it off, removing any dirt or roots that you pulled out.

3. Coarsely chop up the jewelweed and add it to the pot. Add the 2 cups good quality olive oil.

4. Bring the oil to a simmer, and simmer the Jewelweed for 1 hour until it is cooked down.

5. At this stage, I will cover the pot and let it cool down, then let it sit overnight before finishing the recipe. This allows the jewelweed to be infused with the olive oil.

6. Strain the jewelweed from the olive oil. If you have a cheesecloth, this works best. I didn’t have one last time I made it, so I used a metal strainer and a metal spoon. Rinse out and dry your pot so no jewelweed particles are left in the pot.

7. Grate your beeswax and measure it out. I suggest adding less beeswax at first so that you can get the consistency of the salve you want.

8. While you are grating, heat your jewelweed-infused olive oil back up. Add your beeswax. Stir until the beeswax is melted.

9. To check the consistency of your salve, you can put a spoon in the freezer and then drop a little bit of the mixture onto the spoon. It should solidify and then you can see how thick it is, and if you want it thicker, add more grated beeswax.

10. Once you are happy with your consistency, add about 20-30 drops of essential oil to make it smell nice and give it additional healing qualities. For my mix, I added 10 drops each of sweet orange, tea tree, and lavender. Stir it up to make sure the oils are all mixed.

11. Carefully pour your mixture into small tins. Let set for about 30 minutes, or until cool.

12. Store in a cool, dry place and enjoy! Give some to your friends!


Comment by Amethyst Samia on February 17, 2014 at 1:58pm


Garlic is highly antimicrobial in nature, and possesses natural pain-relieving properties, which make it among the best natural remedies to curb an ear infection.

Here are some good ways you can put this one to use -

Make it a point to take at least 2-3 cloves of raw garlic a day.

Boil 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic in some water for 5-7 minutes, crush the cloves, and add some salt. Now put this mixture in a clean cloth and place it on the ear that’s affected.

Prepare garlic oil (cook 2 large cloves of garlic in 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil until it begins to turn black). While the garlic oil is still bearably warm, add 2-3 drops of this oil into the affected ear.

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil has amazing antibacterial properties that make it an excellent herbal remedy for ear infections.

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a tbsp of olive oil and warm it slightly. Now, using a dropper, fill your ear with this oil, let it remain for a minute or so, and then drain it off by laying on the other side.


Indian herbalists love basil and its healing properties so much, that they even call it the ‘holy basil.’ Basil extracts can be used to cure minor ear infections and relieve ear pain associated with it.

Here’s how you can do it -
Extract the juice from 4-5 holy basil leaves by crushing them, and apply this juice directly around the infected ear. Make it a point to avoid letting this juice get into the ear canal.
Prepare holy basil oil by crushing a few leaves and mixing it with a carrier oil like coconut oil, and warming it gently. Now soak a cotton ball into this basil oil mixture and wipe it around the outside and the reachable inside of the ear, preferably twice a day.


Onion works as a wonderful herbal remedy to treat ear infections. Here’s how you should proceed with this one-

Chop an onion, microwave it for a couple of minutes, and add a few drops of the liquid so obtained after microwaving to the infected ear.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar works as a great natural treatment for ear infections caused by fungi.

Here’s how to use it -
Mix together equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water/alcohol and soak a cotton ball into this mixture. Leave it plugged onto your ear for 5-7 minutes- then remove the cotton ball and lie on the opposite side, so as to remove all the liquid from the ear that may have entered the ear canal.

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 23, 2014 at 2:41am


Used in combination with good basic dental care, healing herbs can bolster oral health. Herbalist Christopher Hobbs recommends taking diluted bloodroot tincture to protect teeth and gums against oral bacteria. Myrrh tincture helps strengthen gums and combat tooth and gum infections, and echinacea tincture helps the body fight oral bacteria, he says. Take tinctures of these herbs daily, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Aloe vera gel, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial healer, can help treat gum inflammation. Apply a small amount of aloe gel to the affected area several times daily, says Laurel Vukovic, an Ashland, Oregon-based author and herbalist.

Vukovic also recommends neem, an herb with antimicrobial properties that can help strengthen gums and prevent plaque. Neem is found in some natural toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Finally, green tea is another potent herbal remedy. In addition to its antioxidant and other health benefits, green tea’s polyphenol compounds may inhibit the growth of oral bacteria. Drink two to three cup

Obtained from Mother Earth News

Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 23, 2014 at 2:40am


Toothache Remedy

If you have a toothache but can’t get to the dentist right away, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar recommends this toothache poultice: Combine 1 part each powdered goldenseal, myrrh, spilanthes and turmeric with 1 drop clove essential oil. Combine the mixture with enough water to make a thick paste, then pack into a small cylinder-shaped poultice and apply directly to the tooth.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 23, 2014 at 2:33am


Natural Mouthwash Recipe

3⁄4 cup water
1⁄4 cup vodka
2 droppersful calendula tincture
2 droppersful goldenseal tincture
1 dropperful myrrh tincture
1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil

1. Combine all ingredients and shake well.
2. Dilute 3 tablespoons of the rinse in 1⁄2 ounce water, and use as a mouthwash.
—Rosemary Gladstar

Obtained from Mother Earth News

Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 22, 2014 at 9:25am


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Predominantly used for menopausal symptoms, I would imagine this would help boost your mood for any reason!

Bring one tablespoon of dried rosemary to a boil in two cups of water, and let it simmer for five minutes. Turn off the heat, and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then strain out the herb and drink the tea— one cup between breakfast and lunch...another cup between lunch and dinner. Do this every day whenever you feel the need for an emotional boost

Rosemary, an herb that was among the Mayans' most important spiritual healing plants, acts as an antidepressant for many menopausal women. It is rich in vitamins A and C as well as the minerals phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc. It is a wonderful tonic for the nervous system.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 22, 2014 at 8:30am

originally posted by Captain Lindstrom-Prien on 21 January 2014

Ok - yeah this was actually a 'recipe' or way of cooking rather, that was told to me by someone way back in late '11 I think. I just changed the herbs around to how I wanted it. Originally she suggested to use Molasses but I didn't like that after awhile and switched to Honey. The herbs I use (the main sleep ones) are: Skullcap, Oatstraw, Lavender, Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Linden, Passionflower, Catnip, and Lemon Balm. Other herbs I might toss in: Elder Flower and Berries, Sage, Yarrow... (ones to help with physical healing essentially).

I soak my herbs over night (either crock pot or med/large sized pot) and then cook them on low most of the next day. If I'm using the pot on the stove - I'll heat it until it gets to be around boiling, then turn off the heat and let them steep - and just make sure that the water stays decently hot (the pot is covered).

When I'm done cooking them, I strain them using coffee filters pushed inside of a mesh strainer (I used to use cheese cloth but wound up with too much 'fine pieces'). I store them in a mason jar that I filled up about 1" on the bottom with honey (stir it in with the honey)...and then refridgerate. I do this with both the 'Tonic' syrup and 'Sleep' syrup.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 20, 2013 at 7:15am

posted by Innanna

Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 15, 2013 at 5:54am

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