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Herbal Cold and Flu Remedies

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Adaptogens: which include Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), Asian ginseng, Astragalus, and Schizandra, are thought to help keep various body systems – including the immune system – functioning optimally. Take Siberian […]

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Herbs For Earaches

Internally * echinacea – as infusion, tincture * ribwort – as infusion, tincture * goldenseal – capsules, tincture Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Externally * mullein – Use cold infused oil as eardrops. * […]

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Oils for Earaches, Infections

Antiseptic essential oils such as lavender and tea tree can be diluted in olive oil and rubbed around the outside of-never in-the ear and over the lymph nodes on the side of the neck. If the ear problem is caused by a throat infection, be sure to also use an antiseptic gargle. Hot compresses soothe […]

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Anise Tea for Coughs

Using Anise as a cough remedy is now supported by science. It has been a traditional treatment for coughs, bronchitis and asthma. The herb contains creosol and alpha-pinene that loosen bronchial secretions and make them easier to cough up. Gently crush 1 teaspoon of anise seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10-20 minutes […]

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More Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

Before beginning any home remedy for sore throats, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s nothing serious. If you have symptoms of strep throat (such as fever, malaise, headache, or stomach pain), or if your sore throat is very severe and/or accompanied by other symptoms, you will need to see a doctor. But for […]

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Herbal Ear Oil

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! 1/2 ounce each: * garlic-infused oil * calendula-infused oil * mullein blossom-infused oil Use olive oil as the carrier for this infusion. Warm the oil before dropping it into […]

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Dealing Naturally With Swimmer’s Ear

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Swimmer’s Ear aka Otitis externa Fun in the sun and splashing in the water. This is part of the summer ritual for just about all kids! But what can […]

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Mullein Garlic Ear Oil

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 1/4 cup Mullein Flowers * 3 cloves Garlic * Olive oil Preparation: Chop the garlic into small pieces. Place the garlic and mullein flowers in a small glass […]

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