Unique, Unpopular or Interesting Natural Remedies?!

  • Unique, Unpopular or Interesting Natural Remedies?!

    Posted by JesusIsOurSaviour on December 26, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    What’s something that you use, or do that you don’t often hear people talking about? Even if it is popular, please share as it’s just as valid! I’ll go first! When I was in Maine this time last year, I was outside knee deep in the snow just in a backyard, covered with acres of pine trees. (Surprisingly, I never thought of this until I got older) something struck in me and I grabbed a basket and filled it with white pine needles. I went inside and I prayed, sure enough I started making tea with these pine needles. Here I am giggling thinking I cracked a code, well…… Now, I didn’t go on the internet, and I didn’t have that access when I was in Maine. Everything was books and practice. Come to find out: Pine Needle tea is AMAZING for you, and no! It does not taste like pine needles! 😂 It’s actually flavorless, so I add honey. Anyways, make sure it’s a white pine (5 needles per cluster) and do not drink it if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Anytime I have a sore throat, congestion, headache, just need a pick me up, I brew pine needles and steep them for 10-25 minutes. The results are amazing. Here’s some more information, and there’s plenty of evidence supporting this claim. EnJOY. Your turn! 😃

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  • MorningSun

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    December 27, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Plantain Tea. A poultice can be made from the crushed leaves to promote healing in minor wounds, sores, and insect bites. Plantain is beneficial for helping inflammation of the mucous membranes. I use the tea especially for an autoimmune disorder. It really helps heal leaky gut. Is great for relieving constipation and intestinal worms. Who would have thought that such a common weed could have so many healing properties. Great question!

  • Alig8r

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    December 27, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Calendula salve is great for all things skin related. I use it for my very itchy skin that i have year round but is worse in winter. I also use tallow lotion which really helps.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      December 30, 2022 at 11:02 am

      I love calendula! Soothing.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

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      December 30, 2022 at 11:03 am

      Thank for sharing!

    • BuffaloGal

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      February 6, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      I like to make a simple salve with calendula and plantain. It’s soothing for all the minor cuts, scrapes, bug bites, etc that I encounter.

      I just use oils infused with the herbs and beeswax to get the consistency I want.

  • rafiki

    Member
    January 11, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Comfrey Root poultice for sprains. Poured a small amount of boiling water over a small amount of Comfrey Root. Stirred with a wooden spoon, until the gel formed from the root. Added “witch hazel” (loathe that name). Applied the poultice to the sprained area, thickly. Added gauze on top of poultice, as it gets messy. Wrapped the affected area in plastic wrap. Applied heating pad, until the pain subsided. Left the poultice on overnight. Did this twice for sprained/fractured(?) ankles, TWICE, from two times of spraining both ankles and feet! Prayed to God for guidance, in paying attention, while walking! Also, thanked Him for overnight healing! Both times, I was walking the next day, as if nothing had happpened. The sprains were bad and bruised. The first time, I heard phalanges(sp.?)/bones snap in both feet, when I injured them. God is good!

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

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      January 12, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      Comfrey has got to be one of the most versatile plants! Thank you for sharing!!! Great info.

      • rafiki

        Member
        January 13, 2023 at 3:54 am

        Absolutely and thank you for reading and replying!

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

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      January 12, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      Amen!!! God wants us all to thrive, it’s a matter of making Him number one because He is. Wow!!!

      • rafiki

        Member
        January 13, 2023 at 3:55 am

        Yes, He is!

  • Tirzah

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    January 17, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I’m studying herbalism and I use tinctures, teas, salves and such instead of pharmaceuticals. At this time of the year with so many respiratory issues going around Mullein is a life saver, specially for coughs and asthma.

    • KimC

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 4:25 am

      Do you use it as a tea or in another form?

      • Tirzah

        Member
        January 17, 2023 at 4:52 pm

        Yes, as tea and tincture

      • PWDOhioRaptureReady

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        March 25, 2023 at 3:34 pm

        👍🏼 Mullein is wonderful for lungs.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 2:45 pm

      Amen to that!!! Same here!!! Mullein IS a life saver! Thank you for the reminder to order some asap. All the nano-particle shedding and diseases going on in this present world, everybody needs it. God provided every herb bearing seed! (Genesis 1:29) It’s good for a tea! Thanks for sharing! 😃

      • Tirzah

        Member
        January 17, 2023 at 4:45 pm

        💕

  • Jean-Archer

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    January 17, 2023 at 3:37 am

    This time of year in the cold North when seasonal meloncholy starts to set in and its hard to get all the nutrients you need from your diet, my go-to mood boosting herbs are nettle (densely nutritious), ginseng (natural stimulant/cure-all), and cacao (boosts happy chems in the brain and relaxes muscles)

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    • KimC

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      January 17, 2023 at 4:27 am

      Do you have a recipe or instructions you’re willing to share?

      • Jean-Archer

        Member
        January 17, 2023 at 5:09 am

        Sure thing! Ginseng I take as a tea made from the straight herb (its grown commercial here in Wisconsin) or else as a ginseng tincture mixed with just about any drink. Nettle doesn’t taste very good so I usually blend it into a tea with other better tasting herbs and raw honey, but you could mix it into a morning smoothy as well. Cacao/cocoa I just make into a cup of hot cocoa by mixing about 1tbsp powder to 8-10oz of hot milk or water and sweeten to taste with honey 😊

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

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      January 17, 2023 at 2:47 pm

      All the yes to raw and real cacao!!! I need it daily haha. The magnesium is rich in it to absorb all the good things God provides us all. Thank you for sharing!

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

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      January 17, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      There’s some wild growing stinging nettle around here I can forge. I love nettle tea!! Awesome for nerve pain and healing and reversing nerve damage… Excellent advice! Thanks Jean-Archer!

  • Maranatha

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    January 17, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Every year I make a big jar of honey fermented garlic. I consume it off and on, but at the first sign of illness I start eating some every day. I haven’t been sick in a long time.

    This year I made some with garlic, ginger and turmeric.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 2:50 pm

      Wonderful!!! I have yet to try it with turmeric. I use turmeric frequently and honey daily, garlic also. I keep a stash of honey garlic too. It keeps me very healthy and strong! John The Baptist ate locust and wild honey. Turmeric is excellent for pulling out toxins and poisons. (Even insect or snake bites!!) Thank you for sharing! Maranatha! ❤

    • Tirzah

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 4:53 pm

      Me too

    • SamOfHappyBirds

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 8:42 pm

      When using turmeric you should also add a smidge of black pepper so it can actually get absorbed and used to its full potential. Just a sidenote…;)

      • JesusIsOurSaviour

        Member
        January 20, 2023 at 5:03 pm

        Yes. I use organic black pepper lot in my dishes. Turmeric and black pepper work wonderfully together.

    • Mamafox

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      January 18, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      Awesome!

    • TonyH

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      January 22, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      I made some honey fermented garlic and it is very good, I was wondering how do you add the turmeric and ginger is it powder or fresh?

      • JesusIsOurSaviour

        Member
        January 26, 2023 at 2:42 pm

        I would recommend fresh along with the other ingriedients since it would take on a fermenting process, you would want raw in this case. 😃

  • Stpdsteve

    Member
    January 17, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Does anyone else use aronia berries and wild lettuce? I don’t think I’ve heard those on here. I made a tincture of aronia berries 2 years ago and I’m finally using it this year. Not the best tasting.

    • Alig8r

      Member
      January 17, 2023 at 10:02 pm

      I made a wild lettuce tincture this year but my husband hasnt remembered to take it much so i can’t give a lot of feedback on it. Never heard of aronia berries though.

      • Stpdsteve

        Member
        January 18, 2023 at 12:44 am

        I’ve only done wild lettuce in a tea, but you can boil it down to a black goo and it is really strong. Aronia berries are not very tasty and astringent but super nutritious and good for cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and a list of other stuff

      • Stpdsteve

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        January 18, 2023 at 12:51 am
    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 20, 2023 at 5:43 pm

      Never heard of the berries! Very cool! I’ll read up on them. Wild lettuce is also awesome. Thank you, much appreciated.

      • Stpdsteve

        Member
        January 20, 2023 at 5:45 pm

        You’re welcome. My sister told me about these berries a few years back so I ordered some plants at the nursery.

    • BeeBon

      Member
      January 27, 2023 at 1:41 am

      I have a couple of Aronia berry bushes. They are very nutritious but not very tasty. The last couple years I have fermented them in a salt brine like any fermented vegetable and use them in smoothies. My husband always comments how tasty the smoothies are when I add them.

    • yosef61

      Member
      January 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm

      I got some gogi plants last year and hopefully they are tasty

      • DoubleS

        Member
        January 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm

        I like them. I use them the same way I use a sweet bell pepper- on salads, in meatloaf, in omelets, in chili, etc.

      • yosef61

        Member
        January 28, 2023 at 5:10 pm

        Nice

  • SamOfHappyBirds

    Member
    January 17, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    I wildcraft (forage) and grow some of my own medicinal/herbal remedies to then drink them as teas, tincture them or put them in oil to make into salves. I have been reading, studying and learning for about 3 years now and am nowhere NEAR in knowledge where I want to be! BUT… with that being said, I make and harvest my own pine needles, comfrey, lemon balm, peppermint, spices (that are also good as tinctures) tea and tinctures, and for making salves.

    So far I have lots pineapple weed (look like chamomile but smells a bit like pineapple, good for digestion, relaxation, fevers), fireweed (pain, fever, swelling, wounds and prostate help), comfrey aka wound heal (bruises, sprains, osteoarthritis, rheumatism and pain), lemon balm (good for anxiety, nerves, panic attacks), and am looking to hopefully add nasturtiums, stinging nettle, walnuts, plantain (missed to collect it this year), dandelion and more burdock root. More to come once Father Winter lets Mother Earth wake up and grow again!

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 20, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Love the information. I believe there’s only

      One True Father The Creator of It All. Amen!

  • RW98662

    Member
    January 18, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Greetings from Vancouver, WA! I generally use my energy to REALLY get to know the plants in my yard and where they are growing. I do what I can to assist such as not pulling them up nor letting animals ruin them. Then, if the time comes where I need something in particular, that’s when I get to work. Of course, there’s benefit in having some things already prepped, but, I basically let the plants enjoy life until needed.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 20, 2023 at 5:05 pm

      That’s permaculture in action!

  • Mamafox

    Member
    January 18, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Pine needles are supposed to be good for de wormer for goats I hear.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 20, 2023 at 5:37 pm

      Super useful information! Thank you!

  • JesusIsOurSaviour

    Member
    January 20, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Rose Of Sharon’ – Hibiscus syriacus 🌺

    https://farmhomestead.com/herbs/hibiscus/

    Here’s some knowledge of the amazing plant!

    Here’s a photo I took at the end of August, 2022.

    Beautiful! They taste delightful.

  • Dotdan

    Member
    January 26, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    For head congestion put a slice of onion on the bottom of your feet, put your socks on and go to bed. It’s amazing how good this works but few people will tryst. For sinuse headache try hot and cold compresses 10 minutes each. Repeat three or four times. It won’t cure a sinus infection but it does help with a sinus headache. This is controversial but gargle iodine for a sore throat. I had a friend back in the eighties that had chronic strep throat. She was on antibiotics once a month until the dr couldn’t give her any more. He told her to put three drops of iodine in just enough water to gargle then spit it out. Whenever she started having a scratchy throat she would use it and never had strep again. It was life changing for her.

  • Dotdan

    Member
    January 27, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you for confirmed that the onions work. It has helped us but it does feel a little weird. We’ve forgotten so much about what our grandparents used for medicine. I wish I had listened to them more. I remember my Granny rubbing Vicks salve on our chest when we had a cold and covering us up with a ton of covers. If we tried to get up she’d say” Don’t you be fanning around , you’ll get ‘new moan e.’ “ lol Such good memories

  • Concealed-Kari

    Member
    January 27, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    I can relate too.

    I had a respiratory infection in November and our wonderfully broken healthcare system said…”wait and if you are not better in another week call back”. There was an antibiotic shortage so that added to it. So, I paid my fee and then decided it was time to go to Gods medicine cabinet.

    Here is what cured me… a mix of dried comfrey/peppermint leaves steeped in a tea twice a day and two cloves of garlic a day.

    Funny thing is…I grew the comfrey and dried it for my chickens in case I needed an additional protein source for them. Who knew I would be the one in need of it.

    Got to give credit to PermaPastures farm who sold me the comfrey plants and gave me the idea to store it.

    My 2023 medicine cabinet will look a whole lot different this year.

    Thanks to God and good folks going back to basics and teaching us all.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 31, 2023 at 4:20 pm

      Amen! We also swear by garlic! We need to get some comfrey, at the moment I don’t have a place at all to grow it, but I’d love to get my hands on some quality comfrey. It’s one of the best! We also definitely trust Perma Pastures Farm, they’re awesome!

    • Redcap

      Member
      February 5, 2023 at 7:02 pm

      How wonderful! Comfrey is a wonderful healer. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Ampersand

    Member
    January 27, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    How about nothing. Don’t take anything, don’t do anything. Let the body do its thing. Not very popular but it works because the body is amazing on its own.

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      January 31, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      I hear what you have to say, but why ignore inflammation? That’s foolish!

      • Ampersand

        Member
        January 31, 2023 at 6:18 pm

        It said unpopular… You are welcome to supplement whatever you want. Your body. If I wanted to reduce inflammation, I’d avoid the things that cause inflammation in the first place. I’d feel foolish to think a cup of tea is going to cure a body that’s being poisoned to begin with. Garbage in garbage out.

      • JesusIsOurSaviour

        Member
        February 1, 2023 at 1:17 am

        Understood and respected. And to a certain extent I agree. We are certainly living in a time just like any other being completely different from before yet nothing truly new under the Sun, it would be wise to expertise in some natural healing.

      • JesusIsOurSaviour

        Member
        February 1, 2023 at 1:19 am

        I am interested in longevity. I want to live as healthy as possible. God provides every thing to heal naturally, why wouldn’t I enjoy His marvelous works?! 😇 God bless you in Jesus’ beautiful name!

    • JesusIsOurSaviour

      Member
      February 1, 2023 at 1:25 am

      Fasting is an excellent way of “doing nothing.” It’s an act of obedience. I went for over 24 hours on my birthday this past January 30, I feel great and didn’t even hunger! God is so good!!!

    • Redcap

      Member
      February 2, 2023 at 8:13 pm

      That’s the first step in the Wise Woman tradition. Listen to the body. Do nothing. Let it rest. Let it heal itself. Do what is really asking you to do (more heat, less heat, rest, be more active, etc.). Most people run to remedies without even knowing cause. If I have strep and all I do is remedy the sore throat and do nothing to support anti-microbial action in my body, or maybe I use acetaminophen or willow or yarrow to give myself a break from fever and never let the fever do its job, I am not listening first. It’s easy to replace Big Pharma with plants but that doesn’t make it any better if we don’t know anything about how the body works and heals or what the cause is of our ailment.

      • JesusIsOurSaviour

        Member
        February 2, 2023 at 8:20 pm

        Well said! And welcome!

      • Redcap

        Member
        February 2, 2023 at 10:49 pm

        Thank you.

    • Woodsman

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      February 18, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      This is both true and false. Instead, choose wisely.

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