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.
- 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.