It is spring time here and the weather is lovely. We have been spending time outside in the sun and fresh air. So why are so many of my friends and family so sick?
It is the pits to be sick just when you can finally get out and have some fun. Here are a couple potions to help you get some real relief.
Oil for Ear infection
5 cloves garlic
4 oz olive oil
20 drops eucalyptus oil
15 drops grapefruit seed oil
Chop the garlic very fine, place in a small baking dish with the olive oil and bake in the oven on lowest setting overnight. In the morning strain oil through a cheese cloth and press well. Add the essential oil and mix well. Store in an amber bottle
Use a clean glass dropper to suction up the oil. Place 2 drops of oil in each ear as often as needed.
This oil is very warming and not only will heal infection but will ease the pain.
Mormon tea is related to chinese ephedra. It is thought to be much safer but still has a lot of the same medicinal properties. It is used by the natives as a cure for colds, flues, allergies, and any ear nose and throat type illnesses. It works just fine all by its self, but when added to these other ingredients packs a real punch.
Herb tea for colds and ear infection
1 oz. mormon tea
1 oz. rose hips
1 oz. elder flowers
1 oz. licorice root
1 oz. peppermint leaves
1 quart water
Roughly crush all the herbs. pour boiling water over the herbs and steep until cool enough to drink. Consume as hot as you can stand. I think this tastes really good all by its self, but if you need it sweetened use raw honey.
The mormon tea is a decongestant, the rose hips are slightly astringent, anti-inflammatory, and high in vitamin C, the elder flowers are slightly sedative and reduce fevers, the licorice root gives it a sweet taste, is antiviral and antibacterial, the peppermint helps to reduce fever, decongests, and is calming.
Every one drink up and be well!