Issue 161  December 7, 2015
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Holiday Herbs

It is a wonderful time of the year with the Christmas and New Years season upon us! It's fun to have the many delicacies and delicious treats to enjoy and to view the beautiful lights and scenery. Today, I want to remind you of five holiday herbs that can enhance our health.

Peppermint is an excellent remedy for chills, colic, fevers, dizziness, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, heart trouble, influenza, and hysteria. It is helpful in cases of insanity and useful for convulsions and spasms in infants. A general stimulant, this herb quickly diffuses itself throughout the body and brings back its warmth. It also cleanses and strengthens the entire body. A cup of strong peppermint tea can help a headache, and it will strengthen the nerves instead of weaken them like drugs.

Cinnamon is a favorite holiday herb used in many ways throughout the year. It is a powerful antiseptic, and has been shown to suppress completely the cause of most urinary tract infections and the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections. It also  contains eugenol which helps to relieve pain, and helps as a digestive aid in helping to break down fats and boosting the activity of some digestive enzymes. Some Japanese researcher report that it helps to reduce blood pressure as well.

Ginger is a great tasting herb that is mainly used for help in digestion. It is great for relief of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, is anti-inflammatory, and boosts the immune system. It also promotes perspiration which helps to eliminate toxins and break a fever.  Has been used for kidney problems, fever, arthritis, female issues, and to prevent seasickness. Ginger's pleasing taste makes it appealing to children as well as adults.

Cloves have been an ancient breath freshener, and has been used to treat indigestion, diarrhea, hernia, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. Like cinnamon, cloves also contains eugenol which is anesthetic and antiseptic. Cloves have been used for toothaches as well.

Horehound used to be a popular candy and cough remedy, but was banned by the FDA in 1989  for cough remedies, claiming it was ineffective. Yet, it had gained popularity because of its effectiveness. It can still be found in preparations that do not claim its value for helping coughs.  

I hope you enjoy these herbs as you celebrate the holidays.

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Healthy Tidbit:  Spicy Hot Apple Cider

10 cups (2 1/2 quarts) apple cider
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
3 strips orange peel, removed with a vegetable peeler
2 one inch slices of ginger

Bring cider, spices, and orange peel to a boil in a large pot over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 25 to 35 minutes.
Line a strainer with cheesecloth or white cotton cloth. Set strainer over a large clean saucepan. Pour into mugs.  It will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days. Just reheat when ready to use.
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Cough Tea
3 oz./$3.60 (reg. $4.50)
Cough tea helps to relieve the lungs of congestion and can soothe a sore throat. It loosens phlegm and calms bronchial spasm. The main herb is red clover blossoms which is known for helping coughs of all kinds. This tea is recommended in Back to Eden and Bulk Herbs.
Ingredients: Red Clover Blossoms, Licorice Root, Ginger Root.
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Headache Tea
3 oz./$3.60 (reg. $4.50)
A simple combination of herbs that help with headache relief, and at the on-set of a cold.
Ingredients: Peppermint, Catnip, Sage.
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Indian Lemonade
3 oz./$3.60 (reg. $4.50)
Native Americans used to use Sumac for drink. This tea contains other herbs as well to give a refreshing drink that is full of nutrients.
Ingredients: Sumac, Hibiscus Flowers, Lemongrass Herb, Stevia, Lemon Peel, Ginger Root.
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Armor Essential Oil Blend
15 ml/$18.75 (reg. $25.00)
Every day, no matter the season, whether we are inside, outside, at work, home or play, we are exposed to germs and bacteria. Armor can be used throughout any time of year and makes an ideal addition to any backpack, emergency kit, bug out bag, camping bag or car kit and can be used in massage, baths or diffused aromatically. Armor is 100% Neat (free of carriers).
Ingredients: Ginger Root, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Cinnamon Bark, Fennel Seed, Thyme, Clove Bud, and Oregano oils.
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Special Force Tincture

2 oz./$11.55 (reg. $16.50)
This is our new herbal antibiotic tincture.  This formula helped Amy’s Mother get over walking pneumonia, when a prescription antibiotic did not.  Others have also used it with good success.  Special Force is mild tasting enough for children as well.
Ingredients: Astragalus, Echinacea, Licorice Root, St. John’s Wort, Burdock Root, Stevia, Ginger Root.
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Herbal Skin Toner

4 oz./$7.50 (reg. $5.25)
Great toner to clean and rejuvenate the skin. Use before applying make-up and after cleaning the face. It leaves the skin feeling soft and fresh. You can spray it directly on face let dry or wipe with soft cloth or cotton, or put on cotton and wipe face.
Ingredients: Comfrey, Chickweed, in Witch Hazel with Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Mint and Spearmint.
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