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Natural Rose petal toothpaste

So after a day of making smudge sticks and crumbling up and jarring my dried herbs, I was looking on Pinterest for more wonderful things to learn and saw a link about rose petal natural toothpaste, this blew my mind! I have been collecting and drying rose petals all summer and have a jar full, just ready to play with, I followed the link and found so much more, I just had to share it with you!

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                                                                              Some gorgeous roses this summer in a local park
Here is part of the blog post by Methow Valley herbs blog:

 

Roses as herbal medicine

It’s easy to fall in love with roses. They offer us beauty and can be an effective source of herbal medicine. This article looks at the many ways we can use roses for our health and beauty. From wild rose salad dressing to decadent facial cream to wild rose petal mead… read on! 

The exotic beauty and alluring smell of roses has enthralled humans for thousands of years. Roses have been found entombed with the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and were highly prized by the Greeks and Romans. 

The Chinese started cultivating roses around 5,000 years ago and in the late 18th century these roses spread to Europe where they were further hybridized.

Josephine, Napoleon’s wife, adored roses and strived to grow every known rose species in her gardens outside of Paris. Many credit her for the popularity of roses today. In the late 18th century Europe the rose was so highly valued it was used as a type of currency.

Wild rose petals about to be infused with honey.
A special treat that is also wonderful for sore throats. Photo belongs to Methow valley blog

Natural allergy remedies

As a life long hayfever sufferer and former asthmatic ( Since quitting dairy I haven’t had an asthma attack or used an inhaler) I know just how bothersome allergies can be, my natural cures now are taking a spoonful of local honey through the summer months to ease roblems, I also put a barrier cream such as coconut oil on my nostrils if I am going to the allotment or countryside, I also juice a lot and try and keep my immune system good.

I discovered this great article about more natural ways to cure allergies on Mother Earth news:
Allergies plague millions of people, and many only get marginal relief from drugs, which can also have frustrating side effects. Natural allergy remedies, however, often have fewer side effects, and can combat allergic reactions to plants such as the notorious ragweed, shown here.
Photo by Istockphoto/Danijel Micka

Fight colds and flu naturally

Before getting to the natural remedies for colds and flu, I want to explain to you how medicine works, let’s say for example you feel full of cold and have a sore throat, runny eyes, mucus etc.
You go and buy a packet of Lemsip to make you feel better.

The packet says:
“For fever, headaches, body aches, blocked nose, sore throat and chesty cough”
Contains Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, Paracetamol, Guaifenesin:

Let’s look at those ingredients:
The primary side effect of phenylephrine is hypertension (high blood pressure) and it can cause increased heart rate
Some patients have been shown to have an upset stomach, severe abdominal cramping, and vomiting issues connected to taking this drug
Side-effects of guaifenesin include nausea, vomiting, formation of kidney stones, diarrhoea, dry mouth, chapped lips and constipation
Paracetamol can cause your stomach to bleed if you take it regularly, liver and kidney damage too.

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High levels of mercury found in flu vaccine

We have been against flu vaccines and the flu nasal spray now pushed on small children and the elderly for a long time. It is so much healthier and better for your body to use natural remedies, build a strong immune system so you are less likely to get ‘flu’ and realise that these companies are only in it for the money and not concerned with your wellbeing, in fact the more ill you become the better for the companies as you will end up taking more medications. The last time I was at the doctors is about 7 years ago, just before I started on our more natural journey.

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