Natural Remedies

  • Natural Remedies

    Posted by TagNBee on October 20, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Do you have some natural remedies? Put them here.😀

    Bee replied 1 year, 2 months ago 25 Members · 56 Replies
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  • Squashmania

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    October 23, 2022 at 3:50 am

    So I have been “learning my land” and found a patch of jewel weed (nature’s hydrocortisone) and plantain (so much goodness, but medicinally a “drawing” quality) I have made salve with excellent results. My other salve is comfrey calendula for bumps and bruises and cuts and scrapes. Right up my alley. I have also made turkey tail shelf mushroom tincture, which is antibacterial and antiviral. Got me through the big “C” without infection. I am an unrepentant unvaxxed RN for 30+ yrs/acupuncturist for 10 yrs.

    • SilverLining

      Member
      November 30, 2022 at 11:51 pm

      We are kindred spirits! I love making salves from “weeds” I find on my property .

      • Bee

        Member
        January 5, 2023 at 2:46 am

        I love your salve Lesa!

    • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

      Member
      December 1, 2022 at 3:36 am

      Could you share your recipe and uses for the Turkey Tail Mushroom tincture? I have them growing all over my property (lots of woods). I know they have many great medicinal properties and would like to utilize them for whatever use I can find them to be beneficial. Thanks bunches!

      • Squashmania

        Member
        December 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm

        Turkey tail double decoction tincture

        First , to go identify it, grab a book or a vlog or a friend you trust. YT “Learn your Land” is an excellent source in woods foraging.

        Bring home 3-4 handfuls of turkey tail, I rinse and trim up the attachment end and pop it into a quart mason covered with the highest proof vodka you can find, ideally 80+ proof. Leave it in a dark quiet place for 30 days. Strain off the vodka and reserve. Put the steeped mushrooms in a saucepan with about 1.5 cups of water and simmer for one hour. Boiling is not needed. Remove from the heat and allow the water /turkey tail mix to cool, then strain the water into the reserved vodka mix, cap, and shake gently to combine. Take one teaspoon twice daily for viral-type symptoms.

        P.S. I had all this typed in the other night but the app didn’t have any submit or post buttons anywhere, so this is try #2.

      • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

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        December 4, 2022 at 7:04 pm

        I have followed LEARN YOUR LAND on YT & I’m suscribed to his emails.

        I know there are false turkey tails & turkey tails and readily know the difference. The real ones have a creamy to white back side with a rough texture where as the false have a colored slick feeling backside.

        I have countless gallon bags of them cleaned and air dried. Cleaned as you described.

        The one recipe I had found required pressure cooking to remove the medicinal properties so I just stored them in a cool dry dark location until I found time to research further for more recipes.

        I am on my cell phone the past 4 days since out of town and have had issues with the android app so I hope I can find your recipe once I get home to my PC to save it.

        I just typed a lengthy response to TagnBee and was proof reading it only for the reply to disappear and started scrolling BY ITSELF on another discussion. Craziest thing I have ever seen. I hadn’t touched anything on the screen nor cell to cause it to do so.

        Thanks bunches for sending the recipe. Sounds much easier than the one I had found several yrs ago & more along the lines of the tinctures I already make with vodka.

        I do collect many different mushrooms when walking my woods. I search for them online & if I locate the species I even do spore prints to further verify the identity. This is how I identified the boatload of Chanterelles I found on my property & adjoining woods to my property. What a wonderful, DELICIOUS find they were!! Gathered 3 gallons of them this year, ate some sauteed with butter & garlic then dehydrated the rest. Having 40 acres of mostly woods and high heat & humidity I am always finding mushrooms. Even found some Lions Mane once but not seen any more since.

      • Squashmania

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        December 4, 2022 at 8:30 pm

        That is fantastic. I didn’t want to add identification to the recipe to let those interested, do their due diligence. Your description is very accurate. I only have 5 acres, but I back to many acres of undeveloped park land that borders state scenic river. Best! I have found several motels and some chicken of the woods(?) It may have been something else. We sound like kindred spirits

      • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

        Member
        December 4, 2022 at 11:36 pm

        I’m at my sister’s til tomorrow & was walking her woods earlier this afternoon. I found a huge oak stump loaded with turkey tails!! I always carry several plastic grocery bags when I go walking since they are easy to carry. I filled 3 bags with today’s find!

        I have found the Witches gel on small branches. It is usually a brownish rst color, sometimes dark chocolate in color. When removed from their natural habitat or taken inside away from the humidity they will dry up.

        We also have puff mushrooms here and others I’ve yet to identify. I’m very cautious with all new mushrooms. I love to firage my woods for shrooms, edibles & medicinals. I’ve even dug up some medicinals & edibles & transplanted to my property to have my own storehouse close to home.

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    Member
    October 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Two of my favorite and I believe most underrated and forgotten herbs are Mugwort and Japanese Knotweed.

    Mugwort is one of the oldest and best all arounder herbs for a multitude of benefits from brain function, lung health to blood vessels all the way to your feet . It can be used to flavor dishes, but very little will do.

    Knotweed is a similar all arounder with the ability to treat Lyme disease and has lots of minerals. The roots are used for tea which has a beautiful reddish color and great flavor. The young shoots are great for stirrfry or as a fake asparagus.

    I use both in combination with chamomile or lavender as a bed time tea after a hard day in the garden to prevent aches and pains the next day.

    I’m glad I didn’t eradicate either of them when we bought the place, but you have to control their growth, specially Mugwort can easily get out of control.

  • leslienky

    Member
    October 27, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I love some Boneset tincture for any start of the sniffles. Clears out fast.

    • Squashmania

      Member
      October 29, 2022 at 3:15 am

      Is boneset also called comfrey? Large pointed oval dark green leaf with stiff hairs and hollow but somewhat juicy stem?

      • SilverLining

        Member
        October 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm

        Comfrey is sometimes called boneset but they are actually two different plants.

        Comfrey, symphtum officials, has historically been used as a vulinary for asthma, cold, whooping cough, & expectorant; poultice are made for abscess, bruises, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, broken bones, and sprains. Lore suggests placing comfrey in ones shoe to ensure safe travels.😆

        Boneset, eupatorium perfoliatum, has historically been used to treat influenza, reducing fever, inducing perspiration, can be an emetic inducing vomiting if poisoned and a laxative.

        I’ve read that boneset received its common name because it was used in pioneer days to relieve the excruciating bone pain caused by the flu.

        Disclaimer: I’m not a physician and encourage you to research all herbs before implementing.

      • Squashmania

        Member
        November 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm

        Thank you for the clarification. I have always thought they were the same.

      • Monkey1

        Member
        November 15, 2022 at 1:21 pm

        Boneset is extremely high in vitamin C. Dr. Fred Klenner, a pioneer of vit c, witnessed family and neighbors treat 1918 flu w boneset. Later he worked doing assays and found it was full of vit. C. That was his spring board into medicine. Lots of info at http://www.doctoryourself.com/klennerbio.html

      • Squashmania

        Member
        November 16, 2022 at 1:13 am

        Thanks monkey 1! This site’s participant’s willingness to share resources of knowledge is SO powerful.

  • Raymond

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Cough Syrup

    Whiskey & Honey, I survived the “C” two times. Best thing for congestion and cough.

    • DB1

      Member
      October 29, 2022 at 1:24 am

      My mom would add a little lemon too.

  • Raymond

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Lemon and Peppermint was added if we had it.

    • Squashmania

      Member
      October 29, 2022 at 3:16 am

      That sounds like a bomb-diggity remedy!

  • SilverLining

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I found a ringworm on my dog. Made a tea with thyme and applied it twice a day for three days and the ringworm was gone. I had actually read about it for human use but thought why not try it on the dog. It worked 😃

    Thyme-anti parasitic

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  SilverLining.
    • TagNBee

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      October 29, 2022 at 1:27 pm

      I didn’t know this

  • SilverLining

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Oregano oil can remove warts!

    Shall I go on?😂

    • HoneysGarden

      Member
      October 29, 2022 at 6:08 pm

      I believe you can also use the white liquid in dandelion stems. It’s been a year (or 20) but I used to use it when one of our horses would get warts on their nose (not uncommon, not dangerous, but definitely unsightly!). I could usually clear the problem up within a week or so.

    • Squashmania

      Member
      November 6, 2022 at 9:52 pm

      It is anti-viral and has kept my “multiple pre-existing conditions” husband from flu and the “C”.

  • Bavaria65

    Member
    November 1, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Great wild herbs (anti-viral) I use for cough, cold ,flu etc.

    Mullein ~ I make tea but you can inhale the smoke or smoke it

    Pine Needles (also Star Anise ) ~ I boil them to extract the shikimic acid ,what is the key ingredient in the drug Tamiflu and drink it as a tea

    Spicebush ~ I use the bark, berries and leaves for tea

    but as with all herbs and natural remedies you want to read up on it especially if you are on medications, pregnant ….

    • SilverLining

      Member
      November 17, 2022 at 1:55 am

      Is it white pine that you use or any pine?

      • Bavaria65

        Member
        November 26, 2022 at 3:28 am

        Lesa , most all … I use fir, spruce, pine. NEVER ponderosa pine, yew, and Norfolk or Australian pine ! Those are poisonous trees !! Google :Pine needles, Tamiflu and you can read up on it.

  • Toni

    Member
    November 1, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Natural remedies I would never want to be without –

    Calcium bentonite clay – my number one for so many things for humans and animals. You can read much more about it here – theclaybook.com

    Fire Cider/Master Tonic – natural antibiotic, antiviral, anti fungal, all around useful ferment. There are many variations on the recipe but mine is equal amounts of 5 main ingredients – (onion, garlic, horseradish, ginger and cayenne or hotter peppers. I often add turmeric also, but not always.) then cover with raw apple cider vinegar for at least two weeks. Start at new moon, strain at full moon.

    Magahol – Natural remedy for pain and quickly raising magnesium levels to stop muscle spasms within minutes or less. Google the recipe. Essentially add as much magnesium chloride flakes to vodka as will dissolve in it. Apply to skin as needed. Keep it away from sensitive mucous membranes, eyes etc.

  • SilverLining

    Member
    November 28, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    I recommend you go to Rain Country on YT for a vast selection of natural remedies. Her latest video is “The Cost of Being Healthy”. She provides many links for particular ailments. And like she will tell you, always do your research to learn what’s best for you.

    • TracyFlenner

      Member
      November 30, 2022 at 6:55 pm

      Heidi is very knowledgable on home remedies. I need to find time to go through her videos again and write things down or type and print so I have all that info on hand.

  • TracyFlenner

    Member
    November 30, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    My husband had a tooth that the crown from a previous root canal came out, the tooth was cracked and starting to come out in pieces. We got him an appointment to have the tooth pulled but he couldn’t get an antibiotic. I had some gumball tincture and had him take it and within 2-3 days the swelling had gone down almost completely and took the pain away until he got in to have it pulled. To make the tincture you must have green gumballs from sweet gum trees, hit the balls with a hammer or something hard to sort of mash them down, cram as many as you can into a jar and fill with vodka. Let it sit for at least 30 days in a cool, dark place, then take the gumballs out and store it in a cool, dark place. He took a teaspoon of the tincture twice a day.

    I also have a poke root tincture. Cut up the roots from poke weed and put into jar, fill with vodka and let sit in a cool, dark place for at least 30 days, strain the tincture and store in a cool, dark place. This is used as an antibiotic but ONLY after nothing else works. The dosage is ONE drop and no more. It’s so potent that more than one drop can kill you. I have not used it yet so I don’t know how well it works but have it on hand for a SHTF scenario. And being in 80-100 proof alcohol, it won’t go bad.

    Poke weed berries have also been known to cure certain types of cancer. I heard about a man that ate the berries, along with the seeds to cure his cancer.

    • SilverLining

      Member
      November 30, 2022 at 11:47 pm

      Wow Tracy! I didn’t know about the sweet gum balls. I have an abundance so I’ll definitely be making a tincture next year. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hippocrates_Garden

      Member
      December 1, 2022 at 12:28 am

      I thought Sweetgum was an anti-viral. Shikimic acid, same as in Tamaflu.?

      • SilverLining

        Member
        December 1, 2022 at 12:50 am

        I had to look it up and find you’re both right. Storax, the sap from sweet gum trees have many medicinal values: antibacterial, antiviral, anti hypertensive, antioxidant, ant-inflammatory and more. I have plenty of these on my property so now I’ll learn how to preserve and use in my home apothecary. Thanks!

      • Hippocrates_Garden

        Member
        December 1, 2022 at 2:32 am

        yeah, I had made an extract from the green balls as an experiment, and almost exactly at the 6-month mark of it steeping, I got “the thing”. I used Tylenol for fever and extract 3x a day and though I did get the icky symptoms, within 3-4 days I was recovering. Never lost smell, or taste or any other lasting effects (other than possibly a bit more cranky, if that’s possible)

  • PackersRboss

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    December 1, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Been watching HomeGrown Herbalist on YT. He’s a doc (not sure what kind).

    • Lburky

      Member
      December 1, 2022 at 1:31 am

      He is a veterinarian AND is a Naturopathic Dr. His wife is also a naturopath and midwife

      • PackersRboss

        Member
        December 1, 2022 at 3:33 am

        Thanks. Wasn’t sure.

  • Bavaria65

    Member
    December 5, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Also look into Moringa oleifera ,I think Danny and Wanda use it also . Easy to grow and a lot of Health benefits .

  • AnnaNE

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    December 6, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Looking for natural immunity to shingles, mid usa.

    • MorningSun

      Member
      December 7, 2022 at 5:56 pm

      Turkey Tail tincture or Oregano tea. Drink the tea internal and do a tea rinse on the skin. Oregano Oil can also be used on the skin but should be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive. Using both herbs would benefit the most. Be very careful, if you have excessive candida bacteria in your body. These herbs also cause candida die-off, which can be very toxic to your body and make you very sick. Hope you feel better soon.

      • AnnaNE

        Member
        December 9, 2022 at 2:13 am

        Looking more for what we had as kids for my kids. Not too easy to find and people think your crazy for looking for it.

  • KimC

    Member
    December 8, 2022 at 1:49 am

    I’m looking for an herbal, homeopathic or natural alternative to pharmaceutical medications for hallucinations in an elderly dementia patient. Suggestions, sources, resources are appreciated.

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