by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries
Do you have swollen feet? It is not only uncomfortable; it can also be a threat to your health. If you don’t think it is serious enough yet to consult a doctor, I can give you a natural remedy with no side effects but very effective in relieving the swelling.
*Switch from store-bought salt to sea salt for your family.
*Stop eating salty foods, which would include chips, fries, popcorn, etc.
*Stop adding any extra salt on your food.
*Every day, eat raw vegetables such as celery, parsley, cabbage, etc.
*Start adding a little sesame seed oil to your daily diet.
*Learn to snack on unsalted seeds and nuts.
To make it easy to maintain this with your regular diet, keep a pitcher of herbal Swelling Relief Tea in the refrigerator. Every morning, put a cup of the herbal liquid in the blender and add a stalk of celery, a teaspoon of sesame seeds, a teaspoon of sesame oil, and a spoonful of green drink powder. Blend, and drink your swelling away. Be careful, your ring might fall off!
Swelling Relief Tea includes corn silk, which is a diuretic and an antiseptic. It is also good for kidney function. Stinging Nettle is high in potassium and chlorophyll and is an excellent diuretic. Citrus peel helps reduce muscle spasms and can help correct varicose veins. Cinnamon is helpful in maintaining proper blood sugar levels and is an antiseptic.
Sea salt, sesame seed, and sesame oil can be bought in most health food grocery stores. Green drinks are also readily available from many sources. I use Barley Life Xtra because it is good for me, and it tastes so good! (www.4abundanthealth.com)
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I live on a Greek island and there is such an abundance of herbs growing wild! However,I don't really know what they all do and how to best use them. Thanks for this fantastic site which I discovered through NGJ! I would like to give all mamas a healthy alternative to baby lotion.
Heat 2 cups of good quality olive oil with a handful of chamomile flowers (dried) and pour in a jar and allow to cool. Store in glass for future use. I use it on the children after their bath by massaging and they warm up in seconds! It also seems to help in healing cuts and abrasions.
Did you know that chamomile actually means apple of the ground in Greek (because of its apple-like smell)?
Thanks once again! ~Arlene
Did You Know?
After childbirth, a mama's body is gearing up for breastfeeding. It also begins a cleansing process as chemicals, hormones, and nutrients are all adjusting to proper levels as before the pregnancy. The liver, kidneys, colon, etc. are all very involved in this cleansing. Herbs that aid in this process are known as liver cleansers and as blood purifiers. Amazingly enough, many of the liver cleansers and blood purifiers also promote milk production. Some of these herbs are: Fennel, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and Dandelion. Most of us may not see the relation between breastfeeding and cleansing. However, God provided the herbs that aid the new mother to get both jobs done. The Mama's Milk Tea recipe was contributed by one of our readers, and includes herbs for after birth.
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