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Sore Throat Cures from the Spice Cabinet: Volume 4: Issue 1

 Sore throats are notorious for being hard to shake.  There are a number of options for runny nose, fevers and coughs many which might give you a stomach ache or put you to sleep but at least they work. It seems that with a sore throat nothing seems to work

That is, at least, if you have been looking in the pharmacy! If you look in your spice cabinet you might have better results! You can get the best curative results from gargling one of the following mixtures. The mixtures below kill infection as well as pain:

1.        One cup of hot water mixed with 1 tsp. Of turmeric

2.        One cup of ginger tea

3.        One teaspoon of thyme or sage  infused in one cup of hot water.

4.        One cinnamon stick soaked in one cup of water

5.        1/8 of a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper mixed with half a lemon and a pinch of salt.

To sooth and protect your throat once you have used the above remedies try one of the following remedies:

1.        Gargle 2 tsp. of sesame oil in one cup of water

2.        Drink slippery elm tea three times a day

3.        Drink marshmallow herb root tea three times a day

4.        Drink fenugreek tea three times a day.

5.        Suck on peppermint lozenges, drink peppermint tea or gargle with peppermint tea or all three!

Heal Your Hair: Volume 3: Issue 12



Healing Your Hair

Healing your hair naturally can appear to be difficult. Many shampoos that claim they are natural contain many chemicalsand the only thing natural about them is the location in which they taped their commercials. Sometimes, even shampoos that do contain herbs and essential oils, also contain one other ingredient that is very harmful sodium laurel sulphate. It is hard to find a shampoo or hair care product even at the health food store that is truly natural and healthy.

So why look in the health food store or drug store? Look no farther than your own kitchen cabinets. Here are some ideas to rejuvenate and heal your hair using only ingredients in your kitchen:

Deep Oil Conditioner

Heat 2 Tbs. Of Olive oil and spread in in your hair. Cover your hair with a bandana or shower cap. Let sit for 30-60 minutes and then rinse with a natural shampoo.

Eating the Right Foods

Any food with B-vitamins will strengthen the hair cuticle. Eggs are a good source of many B-vitamins.

Rinse with Tea

Make a cup of rosemary or marigold flower tea and rinse your hair with it to condition the hair.

Go for the Produce Bin

Avacados give hair thickness and condition

Eggs and Yogurt can give hair great shine.


You can rinse with thyme tea, vinegar, diluted lemon juice, or rose water to reduce dandruff

Other tips for the best hair:

1.      Air dry your hair and dont use a hair drier.

2.      Shampoo every-other day and not every day.

3.      Filter the chlorine from your shower if possible.

4.      Brush 100 strokes a day.

5.      Give yourself a scalp massage.

6.      Dont pull your hair back frequently

Wear a hat in the sun.