Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

Rosemary Gladstar

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 1603420789

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease persistent stress with these simple, natural cures for everything from dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are easy to prepare and safe enough for children.  Offering a potent and effective alternative to commercial pharmaceuticals, Gladstar will inspire you to nurture yourself and those you love with nature’s healing herbs. 


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in bad light? They were right. Poor lighting results in poor eyesight. But it’s not just dim light that affects the eyes; glaring light can also be a problem. Soft, warm light is best. If your eyes need a break during the day, try eyecupping. This is a marvelous technique that is fun to do. Simply rub your palms together vigorously, then place them against your eyes. Press firmly and count to 50, enjoying the light show all the while. In the evening, refresh your tired eyes with a warm

health, are a perfect supplement for the eyes. Good-Sight Supplements It’s important to make eye care — rest and exercise — a daily habit. In addition, nourish, support, and protect your eyes with good-quality supplements, including the following: • Antioxidant formulas. A daily antioxidant supplement will help protect the eyes from free radical damage • Commercial supplements. OcuGuard (Twinlab) and Ocu-Care (Nature’s Plus) contain a full spectrum of nutrients that nourish the eyes. •

slowly being “discovered” in North America. It is a favorite remedy for men who are unable to attain or maintain an erection. Muira puama may well be one of the best-kept herbal secrets; it offers tremendous benefit for those suffering from impotence and depressed sexual activity. The herb is often referred to as “potency wood” and has a long-standing reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac and nervine. Its mode of action is unknown at this time, but it seems to have no side effects. It is also

lodges. Bathe only in tepid water. A drop or two of peppermint essential oil (no more or you’ll be flying out of that tub before you get in it!) added to the bathwater will help cool the rash and give temporary relief from the itching and burning. Saltwater Ocean water is one of the most healing treatments for these rashes. It both soothes the irritation and encourages healing of the rash. If you don’t live near the sea and are unable to bathe in it daily, simulate the ocean waters in your

chest. I use an old-fashioned hot-water bottle wrapped in cotton flannel to keep in the heat. It’s even more effective if you rub Bag Balm, Vicks VapoRub, or a homemade vapor type of salve over the back and chest. Because the oils can be irritating to the eyes, don’t ever let the child rub these salves on himself. Do it yourself — and be careful not to put too much on that tender young skin. DECONGESTING HERBAL STEAM A favorite “instant” remedy for sinus congestion and runny noses is an

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