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Stop Cold & Flu

by Jaye

October 2009

My 82-year-old stepdad came down with a nasty bug a few weeks ago. It hit him suddenly, and within a couple of hours he was flat on his back.

As soon as I heard he was sick, I went to the stove and boiled some elderberries in 2 cups of water, added some sage, alfalfa and lemon grass and simmered it for an hour. I let it steep covered for 2 more hours, then strained the herbs from the water. I put the tea water back on the stove till hot enough to emulsify 1 cup of clover honey and then bottled the tea. One Tablespoon every 4 hours and he was a new man in less than 24 hours!

Ah, the power of plants!

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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.