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Modern Hippie's Top 10 Herbs

Modern Hippie's Top 10 Herbs

Mullein: Verbascum Thapsus
  • A fantastic respiratory herb with soothing and healing properties for all issues of the lungs.  
  • Asthma, Wet and Dry Coughs, Pneumonia.  
  • Leaves must be picked before they turn brown.
  • They make an excellent cough remedy infused in honey with White Horehound.
  • FRESH Flowers can be infused in olive oil make a useful earache oil.  
  • Infuse oil for 4 to 6 weeks for best results
  • When harvesting avoid brown and bug-eaten leaves.
  • Dry hanging upside down secured with rubber bands until crispy.
  • If preserved properly the leaves should be green. Store in glass.
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Got Allergies? This Neti Pot is your New Best Friend.

 

It's a piece of cake to use and once your in the habit you'll never go over the counter allergy medicines again. I should know!  I've been aflicted with seasonal allergies since I was about 12.  I would wake up with my eyes glued shut!  Once I got the hot wash cloth on there and pryed my eyes open, my eyes would be terribly bloodshot from itching in my sleep.  It was TERRIBLE!  Now I drink Nettle Tea, I watch the dairy intake, and I do my Neti at least once a week.  During allergy season, once a day:  Here's the instructions. 

  • ‎Buy 1 neti pot (under $20)
  • Buy 1 container uniodized salt (under $2)
  • Add 1 to 2 tsp salt to the neti
  • Add Hot Water first to disolve, stir salt water.
  • Add Cool water make water Luke warm before you use it.
  • DONT USE HOT WATER!
  • Place Neti to nostril and lean over sink 
  • Tip Neti up to pour water into the nostril, water will travel through the sinus cavity and come out the other nostril.
  • First Time users do one full pot per nostril to thoroughly cleanse sinus cavity.
  • When both nostrils have been cleansed blow nose GENTLY. I like to have a kleenex box sitting right by the sink waiting for me.
  • The sinuses and ears will feel strange for about 20 minutes, feels like when you get off an airplane (congested and squeeky) but it goes away quickly. Within an hour you should feel better.
  • People that have been stuffed up for weeks may have to do this 2 or 3 times a day to get the sinuses back to normal.
  • One to four times per day should do, or before and after going outdoors.
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