Friday, June 25, 2010

Home Remedies

Barley Water: ( I always double this recipe)
1/2 C barley (fresh raw)
8 Cups Water
Boil for 25 minutes
Strain the water into a container. (Use the Barley for a soup)
Add:
1 Tablespoon Raw honey
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Cool with ice
Add:

12 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil
OR: 2 drops of lemon essential oil and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons (zest if possible)
and 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Let sit for 2 hours and then refrigerate

USES:
Cold relief ( drink a gallon in a 24 hour time period, then sip through out the day until symptons clear)
Arthritis relief: drink daily
upset stomach
asthma relief
restores mother's milk
Balances hormones
heartburn
diarrhea
mouth sores
sore throat
urinary tract infections
colic
**more information: Barley is very nutritious on its own. It is also anti-inflamatory, particularly to the urinary and digestive systems. It is frequently used in the treatment of respiratory disorders as prescribed by natural medicine practitioners of all sorts.

THE BREW
4 tablespoons pure honey dissolve in a small amount of warm water
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
7 - 100 drops of Cayenne pepper tincture (buy at a health food store) start with 7 drops and add to it. You want it hot but drinkable. (I didn't have tincture and I used 1/4 tsp of powered cayenne or add to be as hot as you can stand it)
Add this into a quart jar and fill the rest with pure water.
Keep refridgerated and drink over 2 days
Do this twice!
This brew is good at kicking any type of infection (colds, mono, yeast, sinus, uterine, bladder, etc.)


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