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Common Cold

by Kristy H.

February 2011

I was up last night with a sinus cold and fever - body aches, headache, chills, etc. I had read just a few days before (in your herb catalog) that catnip induces sweat and brings a fever down. I made a simple tea with equal parts catnip and echinacea and sipped on it until I had drank two cups. Within 20 minutes, I noticed I was perspiring - the fever was gone, along with the aches and chills. I felt SO much better, and now have a new favorite herb!

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I want to thank you for such an easy and informative site! I've recommended it to friends who are new to herbs as a great place to get your feet wet, as well as to people who've been using herbs for years.

I've suffered from chronic allergies my entire life. I consistently remember being allergic to the months of September, February and April/May. This year, instead of the nasal sprays, allergy shots, and OTC anti-histamines, I've used herbs to support my system. I've researched through the How to Herb Book and Practical Herbalism about allergies and have made my own capsules and natural anti-histamine tea. This is the best I've felt in years!

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Did You Know?

Split ends and frail hair can be drastically reduced by simply consuming Horsetail cut and/or powder. Also, weak and thin fingernails can be stronger and thicker after just a few weeks. The nutritional structure of Horsetail is well known as one of the best cures for such annoyances. Just add a bit of the cut herb to any tea combination. In a tincture, it would even be more effective. The powder can also be encapsulated, if you prefer. Continue usage even after you see improvements to make them more permanent.

Kelp would be our second choice as a nutritional powerhouse that can make a noticeable difference. Consuming both would be the best way to tackle it.