Herbal Medicines – Learn How to Make Your Own Medicine

If you suffer from ailments such as colds and even cough and you think conventional medicines are not right for you then you should try some herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are known to be effective and cheap as well in helping people treat their common ailments.

Here are some of the recipes of herbal medicines for some common ailments:

  • Anemia

* European centaury
* Nettle leaves
* Wormwood

-Procedure: Mix in equal parts. Soak it for 8 hours in cold water. Then boil it and steep for 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey. Take it once a day, in mouthful doses.

  • Bronchial Asthma

* Sundew
* Thyme
* Fennel
* Silverweed

-Procedure: Mix in equal amount. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, you may use honey to sweeten it, in mouthful doses.

  • High Blood Pressure

* Caraway
* Fennel
* Anise
* Milfoil
* Chamomile
* Peppermint leaves

-Procedure: Mix equally and 2 for both chamomile and peppermint leaves. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1 / 2 cups a day, in mouthful doses.

  • Persistent Constipation

* European centaury (2 oz.)
* Dandelion (2 oz.)
* Witch grass (2 oz.)
-Procedure: Bring the mixture to a boil, in a quarter of water, then let steep until lukewarm. Use in the evening.

  • For Relief of Cough

* Witch grass (12 parts)
* Aniseed (12 parts)
* Licorice (18 parts)
* Elecampane root (11 parts)
* Lungwort (10 parts)
* Thyme leaves (8 parts)
* Lobelia herb (1 part)

-Procedure: Boil 2 tsp. mixture in 3 cups of water for 2 to 3 minutes; let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup three times a day.

  • Whooping Cough

* Licorice root
* Sundew leaves
* Lance-leaf plantain
* Mother of thyme

-Procedure: Mix 2 portion for all and 5 for mother of thyme. Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 cup a day, sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses. Good for children.

  • Acne, Eczema, Bad Skin Complexion

* Blackberry leaves
* Blackthorn leaves
* Primrose
* Raspberry leaves
* Wild strawberry leaves

-Procedure: Mix 1 portion for each and 2 for wild strawberry leaves. Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. You may use honey to sweeten it.

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