Tag: cold and flu

Cold First Aid Herbal Extract

During cold and flu season, it’s important to be prepared. This season, my whole family got the flu. It has been years since we have had the flu, and all of us at the same time, that has never happened. Thanks to preparedness and…

Antibiotic Syrup

Just days before my eldest daughter was due to fly to Japan to work and create at an artists’ colony, she developed a painful toe infection. This very same day, my husband’s flu took a turn for the worse and he was complaining of…

Thyme Salve

Thyme is used quite often in our household. We use Thyme Cough Syrup to help with coughing, Clear Chest Salve as a chest poultice for a painful, hacking cough or if bronchitis is present, and as an antibacterial ointment for any infection. I drank…

Elderberry Syrup

After the joy of picking the lacy elder flowers in late spring, comes the anticipation of juicy purple berries, hung heavy on delicate red stems. Elderberries, combined with spices and honey, make an incredible tonic for fall. Warding away the dryness and cold of…

Sage Anti-Bacterial Salve

I was a sickly kid. I suffered from asthma and I was always getting bronchitis. Whenever I get sick, the sickness seems to hone in on my respiratory system, where I am weakest. Depending on my respiratory tissue state, I choose teas, tinctures and…

Cough Be Gone Tea

During this recent flu, I had a dry, hacking, painful cough that left me with a sore back, abdomen and chest. The only thing that eased my suffering during this cough was my Cough Be Gone Tea. I make this up in big batches,…

Respiratory Tissue States

The flu is pretty bad here in the Czech Republic. I guess it’s a bad flu everywhere this year. My husband and I finally succumbed this week. I haven’t been this sick in years. It started with fatigue, The next day came aches and…

Hippocrates and the Oxymel

Oxymel:  A Medicinal Drink 2500 years ago, Hippocrates  prescribed oxymels, a mixture of honey and vinegar, to relieve acute symptoms of disease, tonify and support the body during stress or times of illness, to clear the respiratory tract and put the Humours in balance….

Clear Chest Salve

During a serious cold or flu, under the right circumstances, things can take a turn for the worse. The flu settles in your chest and you have a decidedly unpleasant cough that crackles, barks and is painful and exhausting. It is important that you…

Echinacea Throat Spray

During cold and flu season it is important to take care of comfort and avoid secondary infections. This spray is a champion on both counts. We have been using this spray for many years in my family. It is adapted from a recipe in…

Echinacea Tincture

           Echinacea has been the subject of extensive research for many decades. Lauded for many years as the go to cold and flu prevention plant, comprehensive research has confirmed that “Echinacea raises the body’s natural resistance to infection by stimulating…

Fever Doctor Tea

Our bodies know what they need and are fully equipped under the right circumstances to heal themselves. Having said this, we do not live in ideal situations and often our bodies are overtaxed, worn out, under-nourished, stressed, dehydrated, exhausted, blocked up or suffering from…