Neti Pot for Nasal Irrigation

I remember many years ago a friend who had gone through numerous sinus surgeries telling me about her new treatment. She described it as using a little tea pot, or a neti pot, to pour salt water into your sinuses. I was baffled by such an idea, but she insisted that it had cleared up chronic infections that surgery hadn’t…

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Do-It-Yourself Medicinal Honey

Medicinal Honey is one of the simplest botanical medicines you can make. It requires no special skills, and little in the way of kitchen equipment. If you’ve ever doubted your ability to make an herbal home remedy, this is one you should try! We felt Medicinal Honey deserved a place in the Home Medicine Cabinet because it is easy to make,…

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Epsom Salt: A Pain & Stress Relieving Home Remedy

You’ve may have heard of Epsom Salt referred to as a “home remedy”, but few people actually take advantage of its therapeutic benefits. We felt that it deserved inclusion in The Home Medicine Cabinet because of its low cost, easy availability, simple implementation, and amazing effectiveness! What Is Epsom salt?  The name, Epsom Salt, is misleading because it isn’t a…

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Introducing “The Home Medicine Cabinet”

Have you ever wondered how your grandmother treated common ailments? Have you ever been frustrated when you wanted to use a natural remedy and had to search countless articles on the internet to find answers? Have you ever felt disappointed when you finally found some answers and you didn’t have the ingredients on hand to implement it? We have too!…

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Plantain: Stings & Bites Formula

There are a few plants I believe everyone should learn to accurately identify. Plantain is at the top of that list. When I first learned about plantain I was amazed that a plant that grew everywhere around our home, and one that most people consider a weed, could have so many health benefits!  What Is It? Plantain (Plantago lanceolata, P.…

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Lavender Essential Oil

Latin Name:  Lavandula augustifolia This oil is so important to health that we are including it as one of the top home oils in our new category, The Home Medicine Cabinet! It is no wonder that Lavender is the world’s best selling oil! Its familiar fragrance is appreciated by both women and men. Often called a “universal healer”, its well-known ability…

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Tuning Forks

A tuning fork may seem like a very unusual item to have in The Home Medicine Cabinet.  But, because it is an inexpensive item that could assist making a decision about how to treat an injury, we have decided to include it.      Last summer I came across an intriguing bit of information in the course of my studies. In Sandra…

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Honey

This is the second addition to our new category, The Home Medicine Cabinet. If you are unfamiliar with this new addition to our blog, you can learn more in the article “Introduction to the Home Medicine Cabinet”. When my husband took up beekeeping I was happy to watch and not participate in his new hobby. Over the years the gentle nature…

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