I don’t know about you, but when I first discovered the world of herbal and natural remedies, I was incredibly excited!
I’d finally found natural solutions that worked for the most common minor ailments that my children faced and that doctors often didn’t have a solution for (like the common cold, ear infections, and minor bites and stings).
I quickly became a student of the age-old wisdom that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had known, but that had been partially forgotten in modern times, so I began to dive in and learn about the simple, homemade remedies that they used for their families.
I discovered that many of the minor ailments that my children struggled with (viral, colds, etc) that couldn’t be helped by conventional medicine responded to my homemade remedies, and that I could offer some minor relief to my children while their bodies recovered naturally.
As my knowledge of natural remedies grew, that hopeless feeling that comes when your child isn’t feeling well and you can’t help them started to fade as I felt more confident in helping support my children’s bodies in the natural recovery process.
Supporting The Body With Age-Old Natural Remedies
Did you know?
Many plants and natural substances have the ability to support the body and promote better health?
Herbal medicine forms the base of modern medicine. In fact, Aspirin was originally made from Willow Bark and Morphine from Opium Poppy. Many conventional drugs have their basis in plant medicine.
Even today, doctors will recommend things like turmeric, white willow, curcumin or other plants in conjunction with other treatments!
An estimate 80+% of the world still relies on effective natural remedies to maintain health or help resolve a health crisis on a regular basis.
Natural remedies can be a great answer for minor health problems and they are:
Inexpensive, Effective, Research-Backed, and Easy to Make
The beauty of natural remedies is that they work with nature, not against it, by supporting natural physiological functions and the healing process.
Unlike synthetic drugs, herbs and natural remedies have inherent nutritive value and support the body in many ways. They nourish the body in various ways and offer nutrients that are often lacking during illness. Rather than circumvent a natural bodily process to stop a symptom, they support the body in its natural functions.
In fact, many herbs are considered “superfoods” with high levels of vitamins and minerals.
Slow but Steady Wins…
Natural remedies can take longer to work than synthetic drugs, but for a good reason. Since they don’t just bypass the body’s natural healing functions, but support it, they can take a few days to reach maximum effectiveness, especially at first, but over time they help strengthen the body to reduce illness duration and occurrence.
Not As Good… But Better!
There are certain functions that only herbs and plants can provide for the body, which by definition cannot be matched by a synthetic alternative. They are:
- Protective of the liver and body’s functions: herbs can work with the immune system to help the body protect itself. Many conventional drugs suppress the immune response and can drive the root cause deeper into the body.
- Supportive of cleansing: Many synthetic substances and drugs must be processed and handled by the liver, which can cause additional stress on the body, especially during illness. Herbs, on the other hand, often help enhance the body’s natural detox pathways and can speed this process.
Not Helpless Anymore…
I’ll never forget the feeling the first time my son got sick. It was a minor cold, and I took him to the doctor to make sure it wasn’t anything serious.
The doctor told me that there was really nothing they could do and to just make sure he rested and stayed hydrated so that it could run its course.
Even though it was a minor illness, it was awful to watch my little one suffer and feel that there was nothing I could do but hold him and offer him fluids.
I realized recently what a drastic difference natural remedies had made for our family when my youngest got a minor cold and I immediately got out my tinctures, herbal baths, and other home remedies to help support her body’s healing process and make her more comfortable while she healed… I didn’t feel helpless at all and she bounced back in less than two days with only minor discomfort.
What I Wish I’d Had
Almost a decade ago when I started learning about these remedies, there wasn’t much information available. I scoured used book stores for books on herbal remedies, interviewed local experts and even made a trek out to an Amish community to learn from an elderly doctor there.
Over the years, I compiled these remedies in a notebook and dog eared the pages of the ones that I found most effective and used most often.
About a year ago, a friend saw this messy notebook at my house and asked about it. I explained what it was and she asked if she could borrow it… I hesitated for a second because this notebook was my handbook that I referred to whenever I needed a natural remedy, and I didn’t want anything to happen to it…
So I made a copy for her, and then for several more friends.
Eventually, I realized that it would be a lot easier to send my handbook in digital form, so I spent a few days typing up and organizing all of my family-tested remedies.
A friend recently offered to help me actually design and organize my “Handbook of Natural Remedies for Moms” and the result is this brand new, updated and beautiful format.
How I wish I’d had this when I was searching for information at used book stores, and I am so glad to now be able to share it with you!
The Best For Your Family…
Often, when a child is sick, you as a mom can make it better with just a kiss and a cuddle, but sometimes it helps to have a few remedies in your bag of tricks to speed the recovery process or make a little one more comfortable.
As mom, you already have the superpower to improve any cut, bruise, pain or illness with a single kiss, and now you’ll have extra superpowers from these age-old remedies.
Over time, you’ll discover which remedies are best for your family and be able to confidently handle all the minor “boo-boos” that your family will encounter.
My 197 page Handbook of Natural Remedies is an encyclopedia of all the remedies I’ve discovered and tested over the last decade in a simple and easy to use format.
A Time and A Place…
Here’s the thing… there is a time and a place for modern medicine, and when it is needed, it is wonderful and incredibly effective. In fact, if it weren’t for modern medicine, my son and I wouldn’t be here today after I hemorrhaged and needed an emergency c-section thanks to placenta previa.
At the same time, conventional medicine doesn’t have an answer for a lot of minor illnesses. Sure, it’s great to have the big guns as soon as they are needed, but when conventional medicine doesn’t have answers… herbal remedies can often help.
I’m certainly not one to avoid seeing a doctor when needed, but I also love having the ability to tackle minor things at home.
A Home Apothecary
It took me years to make my own home apothecary of remedies that I always have on hand for my family. In this handbook, I give you the recipes and shortcuts that would have saved me hundreds of hours of learning over the years, so that you’ll have them if or when your family ever needs them.
Hopefully, you’ll never need the majority of these remedies or can use some of them (like elderberry syrup, herbal tinctures and teas) to support the body and avoid illness in the first place, but when your family encounters a cold or stomach bug… you’ll have the tools to fight it effectively…
In fact, for less than the cost of the co-pay of one doctor’s visit, you’l have an encyclopedia of effective remedies at your fingertips!
Here’s What You’ll Learn:
- How to make tinctures to preserve and concentrate the properties of herbs
- How herbal honeys, elixirs, and syrups can help the body gain the beneficial properties of herbs
- Natural ways to combat the most common illnesses like colds, ear infections and nausea
- The best natural remedies for kids and how to use them
- The difference between herbal teas, infusions and decoctions and how to use them
- Natural remedies for skin conditions
- How poultices and clays can help external problems like bites, cuts and stings
- Remedies for pregnancy and nursing
- How to use basic kitchen ingredients as natural remedies
- So much more!
A Peek Inside:
If you want to help your family stay healthy, or feel better faster when under the weather, I highly recommend my Natural Remedies Handbook!
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