Medicinal Uses of Mint

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in herbs |

Medicinal Uses of Mint (not horse mint, or bee balm, but family Mentha) As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat. –Pliny the Elder Mint has properties related to soothing toothaches, indigestion, stomach cramps, menstrual cramps, flatulence, […]

Bulgarian Rose Lip Treat

Posted by Dindrane on June 7, 2005 in herbs, soap |

Bulgarian Rose Lip Treat submitted to by Donna Maria I like this recipe because it smells so divine. The rose is of course brilliant, while the other ingredients combine with it to make a product that is at once soothhing and pretty to look at … a deepish pink color borrowed from the rose […]

Honey: various remedies

Posted by Dindrane on June 7, 2005 in herbs |

Remember to never give honey to children under 1 year old, due to the risk of botulism poisoning. List below is from a mailing list, and I do not know the original author. +++++++++ Honey for Burns Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a […]

Ginger Tea for colds and sore throats

Posted by Dindrane on June 7, 2005 in herbs |

Ginger Tea 1. Peel and dice or grate fresh ginger root bulb, about a 2″ piece. Bring to a boil in a quart of water, and boil for 15 minutes or so. 2. Strain and add honey to sweeten as desired. The honey will also soothe and slightly coat a sore throat. Ginger tea is […]

Citronella: a good rebatched soap

Posted by Dindrane on May 25, 2005 in herbs, soap |

… ’tis the season for mosquitos…. Citronella Soap 1 cup grated Castile soap 1/2 cup water 10 drops citronella essential oil 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil 1 T. dried, crushed pennyroyal leaves Mix the ingredients into the melted soap/water mixture. With an electric mixer, whip the soap until it has doubled in volume. Spoon the […]

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