10 Top Herbal Remedies

The best essential herbs you need in your home

This list was made to increase your wellness in this time of crisis. Covid19 is not going anywhere and I’m going to help you keep your immune system strong and ready to fight for you, and without the need of chemicals and other drugs. 

Take an active role in your health and learn with me the benefits and how to use herbal remedies to enhance your life mentally and physically! 

cinnamon, cinnamon stick, spice

1. Cinnamon as a Herbal Remedy

  • Alleviates toothache
  • Fights diarrhea
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Use 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder on a wet toothbrush. Brush as normally would.
coffee, coffee beans, cafe

2. Coffee as a Herbal Remedy

  • Fights Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Place 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder and ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder into a 1-quart jar. Fill the jar with water and stir well. Cover and store in the fridge for 12 hours. Strain. To drink, mix ¼ cup of the coffee brew with ½ cup water or cream. Add sweetener if desired. Serve on ice.
pepper, grains, sharp

3. Pepper as a Herbal Remedy

  • Poor Digestion
  • Poor Circulation
  • Mucus Congestion
  • Sinus infection
  • Sprinkle freshly ground pepper on all meals to increase bioavailability in your meal. You’ll be able to absorb more nutrients from your meal with this tasty spice.
herbs, mint, thyme

4. Peppermint as a Herbal Remedy

  • Upset Stomach
  • Headache
  • Skin allergies
  • Skin inflammation
  • Add ¼ cup peppermint leaves to 1 cup of just-boiled water. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Strain off the leaves and reserve the liquid. Soak a washcloth in the liquid and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Apply to forehead to relieve a headache or to skin to relieve itching and inflammation.
thyme, spice, plant

5. Thyme as a Herbal Remedy

  • Against coughs
  • Infections
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Antimicrobial
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Expectorant
  • Steep 1 tablespoon dried thyme in 1¼ cups of just-boiled water. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain off the leaves. Add honey to taste. Use to address coughs, congestion and sore throats.
aloe vera plants, green, nature

6. Aloe Juice as a Herbal Remedy

  • Against coughs
  • Infections
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Antimicrobial
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Expectorant
  • To sooth a minor burn, cut open a fresh aloe leaf and apply the inner gel to the burned area.
  • For Digestion inflammation, scrape out the inner gel, discard the leaf, mix with water, and drink it.
garlic, spices, ingredient

7. Garlic

  • Infections
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Heart Health

Garlic Oil for lung and sinus congestion:

  • Peel and mince 3 garlic cloves. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Place garlic in jar and cover it with olive oil.
  • Let sit from 30 minutes to 12 hours.
  • Rub the essential oil onto your feet before bedtime. Cover your feet with two pairs of socks.
ginger, fresh ginger, food

8. Ginger

  • Nausea
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Inflammation
  • Sore Throat

Ginger Tea:

  • Place 1 tablespoon of sliced ginger, a squirt or two of lemon juice in just-boiled water.
  • Add peppermint leaves if you have.
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • Add honey to one’s taste.
dandelion, meadow, dandelion meadow

9. Dandelion Root

  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Liver health
  • Poor digestion
  • Acne

Roasted Dandelion Root Tea:

  • Simmer 1 tablespoon in 1 1/2 cups of water for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Strain and add honey or cream at your taste.
dandelion, meadow, dandelion meadow

10. Turmeric

Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties

  • Inflammation
  • Improved brain function
  • Antioxidant
  • Poor Digestion
  • General Pain
  • Lowers risk of heart disease

Food Medicine Blend:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of cumin powder with 2 tablespoons of coriander powder, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder, 3/4 teaspoons of garlic clove powder, 3/4 teaspoons of cardamom powder
  • Place it in an airtight container
  • Use it deliberately on veggies, salads, meats and scrambled eggs. 
  • You can add pepper to help absorb it.
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