First, let me make a few disclaimer statement’s.
I am not a licensed doctor. Anything I put on here is through my own research and expiermentation. Does my family go for all my crazy ideas? Uh, No. But I think the Amish and others are on to something since they never go to the doctor. Also, some things I put on this page is not a cure for any ailment. By all means in an emergency situation, go to the doctor and get help. Discuss taking any herbal or vitamin regiments with your doctor before mixing them with prescription medicines. Some work against each other. God did give us some common sense to take care of our bodies.God put all plants here for a reason. Egyptians used and still uses herbal remedies today for health, so do alot more countries like China, Japan, and Europe. People are searching for more natural ways to take care of their bodies.
This page will be updated everytime I find out new information. Remember, this is my own research. You can find anything out on the internet. All articles were reprinted with permission and giving the original author the credit for their work in exchange for promoting each others blogs and websites. If some of the links I have provided do not work, just copy and paste them to your browser.
This page will be dedicated to Herbal/Vitamin Alternatives to Prescription Medication. Herbal Remedies.
IMPORTANT!!! If you are taking a prescription medication for an ailment, do not quit taking it abruptly. You could send your body into shock and conditions could worsen. Herbs are not quick fixes or cure alls. Weaning is the key. Remember that herbs are “not” synthetic chemical substances. It takes herbs longer to get into the system and take affect. You have to be patient with Herbs and Vitamins, they affect people in different ways. Synthetic, chemical medications take affect immediately and shock the body too quickly.
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2004. I went through alot of medicines until they found one that was right for me, and steroids to get the pain and inflammation down quickly. I had gotten handicapped. Its like it came on all the sudden. First I noticed I couldnt hardly get up and down just 3 steps without hurting. Then I started noticing this tingling sensation in my hands and arms. I went through MRI’s, Nerve Conductive study tests, carpal tunnel exrays and shots, you name it they had a test for me.
If it was not for my oldest son who was 5 years old at the time, I dont know what I would have done. While dear husband worked, Dakota leaned how to change diapers, cook simple things and anything else I could teach him to do. I was wearing braces on my hands and my hands and arms felt like they were on fire 24/7. I could not touch anything. I never slept and was up all night some nights just crying.
After being on prescription medications for so long and having periodic steroid shots (just for occasional flare ups that I could not handle) I got tired of the side effects. I think they were getting worse than the actual ailment. I believe they drew my body into aging quicker and was clouding my mind.
I have a good relation ship with my doctor and I have expressed to him I wanted to try some herbal remedies. I have tried some but Im not seeing alot of change and at the moment I have to keep doing what Im doing with my medication. I can not completely get off it. Along with my medication I try to do other things like try to get some kind of exercise everyday even if its just walking down to my barn everyday instead of riding. Trying to watch what I eat. Eat healthy, take vitamins. Maybe someday I can switch.
For other ailments that I might have like a common cold or such, I do try herbal remedies when I get sick, but since my immune system is low anyway and my white blood cells are compromised, if it has gone on for too long and Im not getting over it in a timely manner or Im not doing something right by all means I will utilize the services of my doctor and go get help. God did give me common sense to know when to get help and take care of myself. Even Luke the disciple was a doctor in Jesus’ day.
In the mean time, I would like to share this page to everyone else that may be able to do this.
I will also have links at the bottom of my page that will come in handy for you.
Sometimes Ill put a picture on here that is self explanatory, like this one:
I think you can right click on it and copy and paste to your computer and resize it to read it better. I tried to resize it through my picture host but the bigger I got the blurrier it got. Maybe you can do it better than me.Also, if you have trouble with some of these links just copy and paste them into your browser. Thanks.
Here is a good one to start with:
Note: the thing to remember about using essential oils is know the difference between theraputic and food grade. Theraputic is topical use only, which means skin contact. Food Grade can be ingested (swallowed orally). Some people get carried away and get crazy with oils and do not pay attention to labels and directions and have harmed themselves. Please follow directions and doseage suggestions.
Facts on RAW Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon CURES most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.
- Pour the water into a medium saucepan and add the dried herbs.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer until the volume is reduced by about half. (You will need 1 cup of liquid after herbs are strained off)
- Pour through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove herbs (compost the herbs!).
- While liquid is still warm (not boiling) mix with lemon juice and honey and stir well.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.