Natural herbal remedies

Natural herbal remedies

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Natural herbal remedies

A number of conditions can contribute to the effectiveness of the natural herbal remedies. These could include even the growing conditions of the herb, harvesting method, drying and storage processes, even time of year and day of harvest. Natural herbal remedies come in various forms: internally and externally. You can choose from any of the two formulations that could give you the most effective result.

Natural herbal remedies that are taken internally include the following:

* Food. Such as fruit juice and shiitake mushrooms which contain compounds good for the body and needs to be ingested.
* Glycerite. Natural herbal remedies extracted into glycerin. The standard dose is quarter teaspoon or half dropperful. Should be diluted with water, tea or juice to prevent mouth irriation.
* Pills (tablets and capsules). Powdered natural herbal remedies that are enclosed in gelatin or vegetable-based capsules or are pressed into tablets using sticky binders. Standard capsule is “00” size or equal to half a cup of tea or one-sixth of an ounce of herb. Read the package for dosage.
* Syrup. Natural herbal remedies that are sweetened and thickened tea, tincture or glycerin. The usual dose is one tablespoon.
* Tea. Natural herbal remedies that are extracted into water usually in tea bags or chopped in bulk. Dose is one teaspoon of herb for every cup of water. One cup is drunk three or four times a day.
* Tincture. Natural herbal remedies that are extracted into alcohol and water. Average dose is quarter teaspoon or half dropperful which is equivalent to one cup of tea. Some tinctures are for external use only such as skin antiseptics.
* Vinegar. Natural herbal remedies that are extracted into vinegar. One or two teaspoonfuls are the average dose.

Natural herbal remedies that are to be used externally:

§ Aromatic waters. Natural herbal remedies that are by-products of distilling essential oils or combining essential oils with water.
§ Bath. Natural herbal remedies that are added to water used for bathing. The components usually include: quarter cup of herbs, four cups of herb tea and few drops of essential oils.
§ Body oil. Natural herbal remedies that are extracted into vegetable oil which are often olive or sesame oil. You can use essential oils added to vegetable oil. This body oil can be used for massage, hot liniment, facial cream or skin lotion.
§ Compress. Natural herbal remedies that use cloth soaked in herbal water.
§ Poultice. Natural herbal remedies that use freshly mashed herbs.
§ Salve. Natural herbal remedies that use herbal oil thickened with beeswax to make it stick to skin.