Category: First-Aid and Emergency Home Remedies

Stock up on Natural Vitamin C – Limes and Lemons

Wherein I rub in the fact that you’d best not catch the sniffles right now, while YOU KNOW WHAT is “raging”. And I explain the need for holistic immune support rather than just isolated Vitamin C, and how limes and lemons can repair the body’s ability to absorb and make nutrients we need, from whatever is our basic diet. I also describe six of the easiest methods to preserve limes for your own medicinal needs, and demonstrate with pics, the second easiest of them.

Ed, I usually don’t like to say stuff that’s been said before. But I simply have to. Because it’s SO important right now. Continue reading

Herbs for Fear Induced Cramps & Spasms – Asthma, Bronchitis, Abdominal Cramps

Letter to Ed describing my very crazy but true story about how I almost died from fear induced asthma when I was fifteen – I went from healthy to dying in 3 weeks. My experience with fear in childbirth and the greatest line up of herbs ever to relieve lung, uterine and abdominal cramps + two breathtakingly beautiful tropical herbs.

Ed, first of all I have to confess I’m writing this to you just to show off the pictures I took of a particular herb taking over the hillside. I feel like my home team is winning when herbs spread over other vegetation. It isn’t that I don’t like other vegetation, but when a particular herbs spreads virulently, it MEANS something, it’s a message from nature for the times. The plant is being energized by the earth to grow and spread because there is need for it. Continue reading

Herbs for Stealth or Cryptic Pregnancy Support

Dear Ed, I first published this article years ago when there was almost no information on supporting cryptic or stealth pregnancy on the internet. Today there is more information but most of it is too general to be of real help. So here is the article all over again and updated.

What happens to a woman’s body when pregnancy hormones that usually stay in the body for just 9 or 10 months, stay on for years even? These are hormones that make muscles loose, and bones release calcium, powerful hormones. It is a unique situation, one there is no information about from the medical system. Continue reading

Testing Positive – The Energetic Viewpoint, Herbs for Emergencies and Lung Support

Originally a letter, published as an article because it has valuable information.

Dear Ed,

Like everyone else I’ve been trying to understand the current “news” for what it is aside from the obvious hype.

Ed, as soon as facebook started advertising a certain now well known “virus”, by making a section on the “Home” screen of the facebook app, I knew we had a huge media drama coming on. Ed, if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that facebook doesn’t care for my health or yours or even their own. Continue reading

Ceanothus – New Jersey Tea – Recovery From Shock

Ceanothus Americana - New Jersey Tea or Red Root
Ceanothus Americana – New Jersey Tea or Red Root

Today I came across on a gardening show, the stunning ethereal Ceanothus.

Why it is called New Jersey Tea is because during the war of the American Revolution ie. the war which resulted in the USA forming as a country independent from Britain, American dependence on tea, which was at the time mostly imported through the British commercial networks, had to be stopped.

The leaves of this wild shrub were used instead of Camellia Sinensis – which is the usual tea plant.

Now if you have your teas right, you know it’s actually rather difficult to find something to replace the usual tea leaf. There’s something about Camellia Sinensis that’s just right. It doesn’t push you over the top in any way. It’s uplifting and calming and holding together in a very balanced way. Continue reading

The Bottles in my Bag

The 4 bottles are one each for:

General Emergencies
Shock & Nervous Support
Wound First Aid
Pain Killer

My Granddad would’ve laughed at these. A bottle of Scottish whisky is what the great solver of everyone’s problems went about with. My other Granddad who was a doctor in the Army, swore by Irish Guiness which he even used to help women in labor.

But me being such a good girl and upstanding citizen, I carry around four little bottles of herbs. They’ve met all our emergency needs for years. Continue reading

Herbs for Overworked Brains

There are some people who never have brain burnouts; calm people who fall in the categories of low intelligence and the very intelligent. If you’re one of the lucky ones this article is not for you.

This is for those who tend to use their brains in manic ways to the point where they feel burned out, their heads literally over heated.

Brain stress and burnout isn’t caused just by overthinking. The brain can get wound up and overworked hormonally, through the effect of drugs that stimulate the glands in the brain. The brain can get over-heated dealing with the sudden demands of the body in dealing with hormonal changes like puberty, pregnancy, even changes in the temperature around us. Continue reading

Herbs go where words can’t. Herbs to comfort.

There are times in life when all you can do for a loved one or your self is to simply comfort. Times of shock, grief, bereavement, you don’t really know what to do, and there is precious little anyone can say at times like those.

A cup of a soothing herbal tea that’s not too strong, can help. Herbal tinctures put into a little bottle and given every half an hour or so, can help in big ways to calm a grief stricken person and help them to cope with any tasks that demand their mental attention. Continue reading

Don’t slug it out alone. Herbs for Life Changes – Support & Re-establishment

As Life is, every living being changes lanes every now and then. What I mean by ‘shifting lanes’ is when you’re on the same path but it’s all very different. Some very intrinsic things have changed and your consciousness, your emotions and your body chemistry have changed too. You know what I’m talking about.

There’s nothing that happens in life that doesn’t affect us both emotionally and physically, whether we are mentally aware of it or not. Our healing accordingly needs to support us both physically and emotionally. Herbs being living beings are natural holistic healers. Continue reading

Herbs for Energy

Herbs for Energy FAQs

Herbs for Energy

It is human instinct that makes us look to botanicals for energy – whether that is for a pick up when we’re feeling down, or for a boost of healing when we’ve been badly injured or hurt.

Over the years I have received several questions about using herbs for energy. In this article I’m going to answer the top 10. You’ll see it’s all about figuring out what sort of herbal energy you need.

Please Note: This article is about herbs for energy in the short term. For a lasting permanent change in energy levels these herbs need to be taken in small doses along with herbs to actually address what is causing the fatigue, over a few weeks atleast, if not more.
For more on long term energy rehabilitation, please check out the herbal treatment for rehabilitation from long term adrenal abuse and nervous exhaustion. Continue reading