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Herbal Solutions for Nasal Infections

Target: Respiratory System
Survival: Medicine

Herbs for Sinus Infections:

There are some great herbal aids for sinus infections. Teas are the best because of the steam like warmth provide better purification(antiseptic) as well as creating a greater absorption.  mouth rinses are as well good providing anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties

Sinus infections are primarily caused by toxin overload and create a bacteria haven causing excess mucus. This in tern causes a stress on the respiratory and central nervous system and immune system because now these systems have to work harder to maintain a minimal of good health causing tiredness, fatigue, irritability, headache. and cold like symptoms as well as excessive mucus flow. (nasal drip).

The key to helping a sinus infection is to detox the nasal and bronchial passages from both bacterial and viral and microbial properties then to aid in relief of the mucus membrane from excessive drainage of mucus throughout then to begin the actual healing process.

Also it is important to stay away from all dairy products to reduce any additional enzymes that will create unnecessary mucous and mucous membrane irritation(s)

Some Good herbal teas are as follows:

Echinacea/ Goldenseal: anti-bacterial anti-septic
Thyme: anti-bacterial/ anti- viral
Oregano: Anti-Bacterial, Anti- Viral
Apple Cider vinegar:  antiseptic and demuculant
Cinnamon: ( well diluted and in very small doses) Anti-septic
Licorice root: for its powerful healing properties of membrane walls
Lavender: anti-microbial
Marshmallow Root: demuculant will help sooth irritated membrane walls.

A few good mouth rinses:

Thyme, peppermint:This will act as a antiseptic while opening both the nasal and bronchial passages.
Apple Cider Vinegar; For its antibacterial properties and healing properties from the present levels of pectin.

A good mouth rinse/Gargle Recipe for nasal infections:

You will need: 

  • 2 tablespoons of dried thyme leaves
  • 16 oz. of distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons of dried marshmallow root
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of oregano to 2 percent 
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of peppermint  (or 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried licorice root herb

Bring  distilled water to a boil and add all dried herbs,  Bring heat to a very low simmer, Place a lid on the pot (any herbal oils distilled will return to the water)
for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, Press and strain soaked herbs into a sterile jar.

rinse or gargle 2-3 times a day this will also help a sore and irritated throat especially due to mucus drain/drip.

Note if you have blood pressure issues do not use licorice root 

Lemons and Limes a simple detox and energy booster

"Lemons and Limes"

Detox and as a Natural Energy Booster

The power of Both lemons and Limes are amazing . First off they provide Vitamin which helps maintain a health immune system. Also Lemons have an added bonus the enzymes in a lemon will dissolve, shrink and cleanse the kidneys, gallbladder and liver of any stones. Furthermore Limes however because of the added enzymes not found in lemons not only will cleanse and detox the kidneys specifically but provide a natural and safe form of energy while cleansing the kidneys from toxins and neurotoxin.

TIP: if you find either pure lemon or lime juice to hard to pallet here is a trick to make it more palatable ad 1 ounce of organic apple cider vinegar.

How to use:

Take 4 ounces of pure lemon or Lime juice , STRAIT followed by 16 ounces of filtered water daily.

This simple little trick helped me clear TOTALLY my kidney stones without any pain. and for me it to a Good 2 days before the pain totally and completely stopped but within a few hrs that horrific knife pain diminished. I keep Pure lemon juice as a back up if I do not have any lemons or limes on hand

But it is also said a shot glass of Organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar will provide the same effect as the lemon juice

The Power of Black Pepper

The Power of Black Pepper

Black pepper is a good source to help get rid of the common Cold and Flu. It also has slight detoxing capabilities due to the diaphoretic and diuretic properties it possess'  If you have the cold or Drinking black paper tea 3 times a day will induce sweating and open the pores thus allowing toxins to exit the body washing your body then with apple cider vinegar will true cleanse the body, skin was well as the pores thus relieving the possibility of internal infection(s) which would thus cause a fever and other soreness' 

Black pepper is also good for the digestion system particularly because of its ability to increase its own digestive juices through hydrochloric acid. It also is possess high levels of antioxidants and will aid in the fighting of bacterial growth in the intestines.

Black  Pepper Tea Recipe:

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. 
Place in a tea ball for 4-5 minutes in boiling water.
Drink unsweetened and without any additives.
Drink 3 times a day to induce sweating. 

Drink once daily for overall health.

Recipes for preppers series "Juicing for Vitamins"

Juicing for Vitamins

Food Sources for Essential Vitamins and Minerals
The best liquid vitamins come from whole food sources in our opinion. Learn about the valuable vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients found in different fruits and vegetables in this section of our website. The most popular fruits and vegetables from A to Z are covered here. Enjoy your journey!

"A Prepper Energy Booster with a Zing"

You will need:
  • 4 whole carrots
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • 2 stalk of celery
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 inch knop of ginger root

Wash all ingredients well and juice everything together while juicing the ginger knob first and enjoy:
Watch for the fresh taste of the cilantro bring out this entire recipes especially on a hot day. this recipe is loaded with fiber sodium, manganese and much more...

Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Apples: Apples are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek! Both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients, apples can add a great deal to your day.
Broccoli is considered by many health professionals to be one of the best foods you can eat. As one of the most common and best-tasting cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is a vegetable the American Cancer Society suggest we eat several times a week. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Broccoli.
Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Carrots. Learn more about the abundance of nutrients found inside carrots and find out why carrots are my favorite ingredient to keep on hand for every occasion.
Dandelion Greens are loaded with magnesium, a mineral our bodies seek for energy and stamina production, but there are other nutrients present, too. Find out why Dandelion Greens can be powerful during spring, when dandelion greens are at their best. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Dandelion Greens.
Eggplants are not very high in nutrients, however, recent studies indicate they have a secret powerful antioxidant component. Eggplant are also very filling, yet very low in calories. A cup of raw eggplants contains less than 40 calories. Discover the secret component that gives the eggplant a powerful edge in antioxidant power in this article.
Fennel is loaded with nutrients our bodies seek! It can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients. Find out what vitamins and minerals are found in fennel and how you can best enjoy fennel's delicious licorice taste!
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All melons make delicious, creamy, energy-boosting juices, but honeydew melons (Cucumis melo) are, in my humble opinion, the sweetest of the bunch. A great source of vitamin C and provitamin A, potassium, zinc, and valuable digestive enzymes, honeydew melons can be both nutritious and delicious. Learn more about honeydew melons here.
Vitamins and Minerals Found in Jicama 
Sometimes called Mexican potato, this root vegetable loaded with vitamin c and has a mildly sweet flavour and a crisp, moist texture. Looking like a cross between a potato and a turnip, here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about jicama including vitamins and minerals found in jicama.
A member of the mustard family, kale is a close relative to cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and turnips. Kale is an excellent source of calcium and is also loaded with other important nutrients our bodies seek. Learn more about kale in this popular article.
Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Lemons: some consider lemons to be the most beneficial of all citrus fruits, loaded with bioflavonoids that play a major role in ridding the body of toxins. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Lemons.
Mangoes are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, with a nutrient profile that has landed them in the category of "superfruits" -- a term used to highlight potential health value in edible fruits. Learn more about mangoes in this in depth look at the mango.
Sweeter and more nutritious than peaches, nectarines are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek and are highly valued for their delicious taste. Nectarines can be both nutritious and delicious when made into smoothies alone and/or with other ingredients and are great for juicing. Learn more about nectarines here.
Oranges are perhaps the most recognized fruit in the Western world. Loaded with important nutrients our bodies seek, oranges can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced alone and when combined with other ingredients. Learn more about oranges here.
Papayas are probably best known for being loaded with beta carotene, potassium, calcium and vitamin C, but they are also a great source of the enzyme papain, an enzyme which helps us digest protein. Learn more about papayas in this in depth article.
Quinces are loaded with Vitamin C, dietary fiber, copper and other important nutrients our bodies seek. Quinces can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients but you want to be careful if you plan on juicing them alone. Learn more about the quince in this article.
Radishes are surprisingly rich in nutrients our bodies seek, even though they are 95 percent water. Now grown and consumed throughout the world, radishes are a favorite in salads and more. Learn more about radishes here.
Strawberries are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, but what I find truly exciting about stawberries is their ellagic acid acid content. Strawberries rank number two among the top ten fruits in antioxidant capacity! Learn more about strawberries in this detailed article.
Tangerines are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, including Vitamin C, beta carotene, and potassium. Often known as the Christmas Orange, tangerines actually come in a wide range of varieties. Learn more about tangerines in this article.
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