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{ Nature's Remedies }

<In this section, I wanted to have some information on natural herbal remedies. There are a lot of things out there that can help you, in place of taking medicines, aspirin etc. I personally have had some wonderful effects from Chamomilla, Honey, Nettle Tea, Olive Oil, Papaya Enzyme, and many herbs and spices...I'm not an herbal freak, just amazed at how so many of these things can be of benefit to us. I guess you have noticed that most doctors aren't very knowledgeable about nutrition and herbal remedies. The first thing they want to do is write you a prescription. There are nutritionists who will work with you on an individual basis, and suggest things for your own personal needs.>


<The big thing today, is that so many people are using extraordinary amounts of antacids, aspirin and sleep medications. Chamomilla or Chamomile, has such wonderful things in it, to help with indigestion, intestinal pain, insomnia, gallbladder attacks and tension headaches. It has also been proven valuable for the treatment of common childhood ailments such as, stomach cramps, middle ear infections and diarrhea. In adults, it has an overall soothing effect, relieves pain and prevents infections. Great reliever for emotional stress...I use it in tea form that is readily available in grocery and health food stores. I highly recommend this Chamomile tea.>


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<Another wonderful product of nature is Honey. The name of this familiar remedy comes from ancient Hebrew and means "enchant." Long used as a sweetener, it is also valued for its healing properties as well.  Honey can help calm the mind and promote rejuvenating sleep. It is also used to relieve indigestion, treat cardiovascular disease, and respiratory problems. Hard to believe, but a thin coat of honey applied to the skin can disinfect and heal minor skin wounds and chapped lips. For people with allergies, or a cold, it can help to dissolve mucus and soothe a sore throat.> { TAKE CARE NOT TO GIVE UNPASTEURIZED HONEY TO INFANTS. IT HAS A TYPE OF BACTERIA IN IT THAT IS HARMLESS TO OLDER CHILDREN AND ADULTS, BUT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS TO THOSE YOUNGER THAN ONE YEAR OLD. }


<Here is a quick recipe for nettle tea. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3-4 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves. Steep, covered for 10 min., then sweeten with honey, of course. Sip this tea half an hour after meals. Nettles are used to treat a wide variety of ailments, ranging from arthritis, gout, rheumatic ailments and urinary complaints. Nettles are also known for their detoxifying and laxative properties. Also a good source of iron and silica, which are important for healthy blood formation. So those of you who are low in iron, here is a good natural way to help in that area.>

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<I'm sure that you have already heard about the benefits of Green Tea. Sipping calorie free green tea every day can help fight cancer, lower your blood cholesterol levels and maintain healthy teeth.>

< Always remember that these little recommendations are to help inform you of what is available out there for minor ailments. If you are under a doctors care, please don't go off your medication without discussing it with your physician first. This information is intended to complement, not replace the advice of your doctor. Every effort has been taken to provide accurate and up-to-date information.>

***New*** { Olive Oil } ***New***

Always purchase the highest quality olive oil. "Extra Virgin," guarantees that the oil has been cold-pressed from freshly harvested olives and does not contain chemicals. It also supplies the best flavor, and the golden yellow color is of higher quality than the green. 'I always thought the opposite was true.' There are some wonderful benefits to adding olive oil to your daily diet. It is easily digested, and has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol levels. In those countries where olive oil is consumed extensively, as Greece, Italy and Spain, there is a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases. It actually protects the body's digestive tract. Previous generations, used this oil to help heal wounds. Today, it is a good remedy for skin problems and an effective moisturizer. I was interested to know, that taken internally, it stimulates metabolism. The vitamin E in it, is an antioxidant.

"For Digestion"

Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty

stomach to stimulate digestion and relieve

upset stomach, flatulence and heartburn..

"For Constipation"

In the morning, take 1 teaspoon of olive oil

mixed with lemon juice on an empty stomach..

"Some Applications"

To prevent hair loss: Massage the scalp with olive oil every

evening, for eight days. Let it work in overnight, and wash out

in the morning.

To moisturize skin: Apply daily to dry spots or stretch marks.

To treat ear complaints: To clear stopped up ears, put a few

drops of lukewarm olive oil in the affected ear. Lie for 5 min.

on the opposite side. Then turn over to let the oil flow out again.

Extra tip: Olive oil can help build strong fingernails and soften

cuticles. Mix some oil with lemon juice, and soak nails. You can

leave on overnight, if possible, by putting on some soft cloth

gloves. The benefit of this treatment, is that your nails will become

more resistant to breaking and chipping...

Recipe tip: Cook 8 ounces of elbow macaroni. After draining, add

1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of light margarine, salt, pepper,

and parsley to taste. Sprinkle on, Lipton Recipe Secrets Savory Herb

and Garlic flavor soup mix. I use about 1/4 of one package. Mix well.

It makes a nice side dish for meat, chicken, pork or fish. Enjoy!!

***More to come***

{ The benefits of Parsley and Chives in our diet }

Information gathered from: "The Complete Guide to Natural Healing"

444 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207


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Do you drink Coke?

Just when you thought you knew everything...

1.) To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let "the real thing sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.


2.) To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.


To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coke over the terminals to bubble away corrosion.


To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coke to the rusted bolt for several minutes.


To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coke into the baking pan; wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke, for a sumptuous brown gravy.


To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent and run through a regular cycle. The Coke will help to loosen grease stains.


It will also clean road haze from your windshield.





Heinz® Vinegar Will Kill bacteria in meats

Marinating meat in Heinz Vinegar kills bacteria and tenderizes the meat.

Use one-quarter cup vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate

overnight, then cook without draining or rinsing the meat. Add herbs to the 

vinegar when marinating as desired.


 Remove stubborn stains from furniture upholstery and clothes. 

Apply Heinz White Vinegar directly to the stain, then wash as directed by the manufacturer's


Grow beautiful azaleas

Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons Heinz White

Vinegar to one quart water. Azaleas love acidic soil.

Relieve arthritis

Before each meal, drink a glass of water containing two teaspoons Heinz

Apple Cider Vinegar. Give this folk remedy at least three weeks to start


Kill unwanted grass

Pour Heinz White Vinegar in crevices and between bricks.

Washing machine

Clean the hoses and unclog soap sum from a washing machine. 

Once a month pour one cup of Heinz White Vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine 

through a normal cycle, without clothes.

Cure an upset stomach

Drink two teaspoons Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water to soothe an

upset stomach.

Kill germs on bathroom fixtures

Use one part Heinz Vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the

bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean. 

Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains. 

Simply wipe the surface with Heinz Vinegar and rinse with water.

Deodorize the air

Heinz Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.

Relieve itching

Use a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Heinz Vinegar

straight from the bottle.

Lime deposits

Clean lime deposits and calcium sludge from an automatic drip coffee

maker. Once a month fill the reservoir with Heinz White Vinegar and run through the

brew cycle. Rinse thoroughly with two cycles of cold water.

Relieve a sore throat

Put two teaspoons of Heinz Vinegar in your humidifier.

Soothe sunburn pain

Apply undiluted Heinz Vinegar to the burn.

Clean food-stained pots and pans

Fill the pots and pans with Heinz White Vinegar and let stand for thirty

minutes. Then rinse in hot, soapy water.

Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots

Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted Heinz White Vinegar

overnight...Good Luck!!


Stain Removal Tip:

Hairspray removes ink from almost anything: hands, clothes,

you name it. If ink gets on a garment, just pre-treat it

with a healthy dose of hairspray and the ink will practically



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