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Herbal Solutions for Nasal Infections

Target: Respiratory System
Survival: Medicine

Herbs for Sinus Infections:

There are some great herbal aids for sinus infections. Teas are the best because of the steam like warmth provide better purification(antiseptic) as well as creating a greater absorption.  mouth rinses are as well good providing anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties

Sinus infections are primarily caused by toxin overload and create a bacteria haven causing excess mucus. This in tern causes a stress on the respiratory and central nervous system and immune system because now these systems have to work harder to maintain a minimal of good health causing tiredness, fatigue, irritability, headache. and cold like symptoms as well as excessive mucus flow. (nasal drip).

The key to helping a sinus infection is to detox the nasal and bronchial passages from both bacterial and viral and microbial properties then to aid in relief of the mucus membrane from excessive drainage of mucus throughout then to begin the actual healing process.

Also it is important to stay away from all dairy products to reduce any additional enzymes that will create unnecessary mucous and mucous membrane irritation(s)

Some Good herbal teas are as follows:

Echinacea/ Goldenseal: anti-bacterial anti-septic
Thyme: anti-bacterial/ anti- viral
Oregano: Anti-Bacterial, Anti- Viral
Apple Cider vinegar:  antiseptic and demuculant
Cinnamon: ( well diluted and in very small doses) Anti-septic
Licorice root: for its powerful healing properties of membrane walls
Lavender: anti-microbial
Marshmallow Root: demuculant will help sooth irritated membrane walls.

A Powerful Herbal Nasal Spray:
For near imediate relive from nasal infections use the following recipe in a nasal sprayer 2 times daily
You will need:
1 tablespoon of dried godenseal root
1 tablespoon of echinacea root
1 cup of distilled water
Bring 1 cup of distilled water to a boil in a non aluminum saucepan add herbs and stir well cover and lower heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool and stain 3 times through a coffee filter or a fine cotton cloth.  fill nasal sprayer and breath in through each nostril while spraying into while closing the other nostril.  this can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before a new batch is needed to be made.

For more severe cases add 1 tablespoon of raw wildflower honey into mixture and completely disolve before adding to sprayer ( when adding honey you do not have to refrigerate and the shelf life will be good for an easy 10 days.
Your sinus' will immediately decongest and clear the nasal and upper nasal passages, this is due to the powerful detox and antiseptic properties in the berberine in the golden seal root. The anti bacterial properties in the echinacea will help with any bacterial infections that may be present and in a very mild way aid in strengthening the immune system subliminally.

A few good mouth rinses:

Thyme, peppermint:This will act as a antiseptic while opening both the nasal and bronchial passages.
Apple Cider Vinegar; For its antibacterial properties and healing properties from the present levels of pectin.

A good mouth rinse/Gargle Recipe for nasal infections:

You will need: 

  • 2 tablespoons of dried thyme leaves
  • 16 oz. of distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons of dried marshmallow root
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of oregano to 2 percent 
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of peppermint  (or 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried licorice root herb

Bring  distilled water to a boil and add all dried herbs,  Bring heat to a very low simmer, Place a lid on the pot (any herbal oils distilled will return to the water)
for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, Press and strain soaked herbs into a sterile jar.

rinse or gargle 2-3 times a day this will also help a sore and irritated throat especially due to mucus drain/drip.

Note if you have blood pressure issues do not use licorice root 

Lemons and Limes a simple detox and energy booster

"Lemons and Limes"

Detox and as a Natural Energy Booster

The power of Both lemons and Limes are amazing . First off they provide Vitamin which helps maintain a health immune system. Also Lemons have an added bonus the enzymes in a lemon will dissolve, shrink and cleanse the kidneys, gallbladder and liver of any stones. Furthermore Limes however because of the added enzymes not found in lemons not only will cleanse and detox the kidneys specifically but provide a natural and safe form of energy while cleansing the kidneys from toxins and neurotoxin.

TIP: if you find either pure lemon or lime juice to hard to pallet here is a trick to make it more palatable ad 1 ounce of organic apple cider vinegar.

How to use:

Take 4 ounces of pure lemon or Lime juice , STRAIT followed by 16 ounces of filtered water daily.

This simple little trick helped me clear TOTALLY my kidney stones without any pain. and for me it to a Good 2 days before the pain totally and completely stopped but within a few hrs that horrific knife pain diminished. I keep Pure lemon juice as a back up if I do not have any lemons or limes on hand

But it is also said a shot glass of Organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar will provide the same effect as the lemon juice

The Power of Black Pepper

The Power of Black Pepper

Black pepper is a good source to help get rid of the common Cold and Flu. It also has slight detoxing capabilities due to the diaphoretic and diuretic properties it possess'  If you have the cold or Drinking black paper tea 3 times a day will induce sweating and open the pores thus allowing toxins to exit the body washing your body then with apple cider vinegar will true cleanse the body, skin was well as the pores thus relieving the possibility of internal infection(s) which would thus cause a fever and other soreness' 

Black pepper is also good for the digestion system particularly because of its ability to increase its own digestive juices through hydrochloric acid. It also is possess high levels of antioxidants and will aid in the fighting of bacterial growth in the intestines.

Black  Pepper Tea Recipe:

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. 
Place in a tea ball for 4-5 minutes in boiling water.
Drink unsweetened and without any additives.
Drink 3 times a day to induce sweating. 

Drink once daily for overall health.

Recipes for preppers series "Juicing for Vitamins"

Juicing for Vitamins

Food Sources for Essential Vitamins and Minerals
The best liquid vitamins come from whole food sources in our opinion. Learn about the valuable vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients found in different fruits and vegetables in this section of our website. The most popular fruits and vegetables from A to Z are covered here. Enjoy your journey!

"A Prepper Energy Booster with a Zing"

You will need:
  • 4 whole carrots
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • 2 stalk of celery
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 inch knop of ginger root

Wash all ingredients well and juice everything together while juicing the ginger knob first and enjoy:
Watch for the fresh taste of the cilantro bring out this entire recipes especially on a hot day. this recipe is loaded with fiber sodium, manganese and much more...

Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Apples: Apples are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek! Both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients, apples can add a great deal to your day.
Broccoli is considered by many health professionals to be one of the best foods you can eat. As one of the most common and best-tasting cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is a vegetable the American Cancer Society suggest we eat several times a week. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Broccoli.
Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Carrots. Learn more about the abundance of nutrients found inside carrots and find out why carrots are my favorite ingredient to keep on hand for every occasion.
Dandelion Greens are loaded with magnesium, a mineral our bodies seek for energy and stamina production, but there are other nutrients present, too. Find out why Dandelion Greens can be powerful during spring, when dandelion greens are at their best. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Dandelion Greens.
Eggplants are not very high in nutrients, however, recent studies indicate they have a secret powerful antioxidant component. Eggplant are also very filling, yet very low in calories. A cup of raw eggplants contains less than 40 calories. Discover the secret component that gives the eggplant a powerful edge in antioxidant power in this article.
Fennel is loaded with nutrients our bodies seek! It can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients. Find out what vitamins and minerals are found in fennel and how you can best enjoy fennel's delicious licorice taste!
Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Grapes: grapes are probably best known for being loaded with potassium, a mineral that strengthens the alkaline reserves in the body while helping to stimulate kidney function and regulate the heartbeat. But grapes are also a great source of iron...
All melons make delicious, creamy, energy-boosting juices, but honeydew melons (Cucumis melo) are, in my humble opinion, the sweetest of the bunch. A great source of vitamin C and provitamin A, potassium, zinc, and valuable digestive enzymes, honeydew melons can be both nutritious and delicious. Learn more about honeydew melons here.
Vitamins and Minerals Found in Jicama 
Sometimes called Mexican potato, this root vegetable loaded with vitamin c and has a mildly sweet flavour and a crisp, moist texture. Looking like a cross between a potato and a turnip, here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about jicama including vitamins and minerals found in jicama.
A member of the mustard family, kale is a close relative to cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and turnips. Kale is an excellent source of calcium and is also loaded with other important nutrients our bodies seek. Learn more about kale in this popular article.
Vitamins and Minerals Found Inside Lemons: some consider lemons to be the most beneficial of all citrus fruits, loaded with bioflavonoids that play a major role in ridding the body of toxins. Here are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about Lemons.
Mangoes are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, with a nutrient profile that has landed them in the category of "superfruits" -- a term used to highlight potential health value in edible fruits. Learn more about mangoes in this in depth look at the mango.
Sweeter and more nutritious than peaches, nectarines are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek and are highly valued for their delicious taste. Nectarines can be both nutritious and delicious when made into smoothies alone and/or with other ingredients and are great for juicing. Learn more about nectarines here.
Oranges are perhaps the most recognized fruit in the Western world. Loaded with important nutrients our bodies seek, oranges can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced alone and when combined with other ingredients. Learn more about oranges here.
Papayas are probably best known for being loaded with beta carotene, potassium, calcium and vitamin C, but they are also a great source of the enzyme papain, an enzyme which helps us digest protein. Learn more about papayas in this in depth article.
Quinces are loaded with Vitamin C, dietary fiber, copper and other important nutrients our bodies seek. Quinces can be both nutritious and delicious when juiced with other ingredients but you want to be careful if you plan on juicing them alone. Learn more about the quince in this article.
Radishes are surprisingly rich in nutrients our bodies seek, even though they are 95 percent water. Now grown and consumed throughout the world, radishes are a favorite in salads and more. Learn more about radishes here.
Strawberries are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, but what I find truly exciting about stawberries is their ellagic acid acid content. Strawberries rank number two among the top ten fruits in antioxidant capacity! Learn more about strawberries in this detailed article.
Tangerines are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, including Vitamin C, beta carotene, and potassium. Often known as the Christmas Orange, tangerines actually come in a wide range of varieties. Learn more about tangerines in this article.
Botanically speaking, tomatoes are actually a fruit so maybe that is why I'm partial to them. They are loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, including valuable nutrients like lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against some cancers. Learn more about tomatoes today.
How ugly is the ugli fruit? With its unsightly appearance of rough, wrinkled, greenish-yellow skin, wrapped loosely around the orange pulpy citrus flesh you might be surprised at how juicy the ugli fruit is inside. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals. Learn more about ugli fruit here.
Sweet onions are generally loaded with nutrients our bodies seek, the highest nutrient by far being potassium. Onions are related to garlic and have many of the same therapeutic properties. Learn more about onions here.
Watermelon rind, both the green and the white parts, are loaded with nutrients including provitamin A, potassium and zinc. Recent studies are just now unearthing its valuable amino acids. With 95% of the food value in the white and the rind of the watermelon, you can probably see juicing this wonderful melon brings us a definite advantage. Learn more about watermelons in this article.
Xigua pronounced She-gwah is the Chinese word for watermelon. Since we already have a fairly thorough article on watermelons loaded with facts and info all about the watermelon, we've slipped this short article in mainly because xigua is about the only fruit or vegetable that begins with the letter x in our alphabet.
The sweet potato has been described to be as close to perfect as a single food can be. Some people have been known to subsist on them alone with little or no known vitamin or mineral deprivation. Learn more about sweet potatoes and yams in this powerful article.
Often mistaken as a cucumber, dark green-skinned zucchini are similar in nutritional content although the zucchini is a closer cousin to pumpkins than to cucumbers in the gourd family. Find out how uniquely versatile this summertime squash can be in this article about zucchini.

Recipes for Preppers Series "Homemade House Cleaning Recipes that are Fun Easy and Inexpensive"

Yes, we also cook up recipes for many other much needed things such as house cleaning and much more. Here are a few good all natural recipes to clean your house and getting it smelling clean fresh and like a new spring morning even in the middle of winter during a blizzard.
Herbal Anti septic household cleaner

There are herbs that provide anti-septic properties. These Beautiful herbs allow us to clean and semi- sterilize an environment without harmful chemicals and even have a fresh fragrance a few of these herbs we will be using will be for general house cleaning they can be used in bathrooms on counter tops tables  and much more and if placed in a fine mister on apolstry couches and chair to help kill dust mites and even bed bugs.
a few herbs are St johns wort, Rosemary,Thyme, Oregano,Cinnamon and Tea Trea

I use different formulas with essential oils as well but if you do not have the essential oils on hand you can simmer the herbs in distilled water but never bringing them to a boil. allow to simmer for 4 minutes then let cool and you know have your cleaner. I know many people that make thyme tea to clean there entire kitchen. and they are very happy with the results.

You will also save a lot of money, get a better job, and you will love the fresh smell of your work. Its sort of making fun out of cleaning.

Recipe No. #1 
"All year round general house cleaner"
4 oz. distilled water
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
1 drop of Tea Tree Essential Oil
place all ingredients in a fine mist spray bottle the ones used to mist plants I found to work good or an atomizer type sprayer the ones liked used for perfumes these can be purchased at most health food stores.

Recipe No. #2
"Holiday Season Cleaner"
4 oz. distilled water
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil 

Recipe No. #3
"The Daily Calmer"

This is a fragrant cleaner that through the use of lavender essential oil will help keep a relaxed environment . Remember, Lavender has "Nervine" Properties that effects the central Nervous system and that is how this is achieved with a nice fresh fragrance.

4 oz. distilled water
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
3 drops of Lavender  Essential Oil 

Recipe No. #4

this recipe will bring the fresh outdoors inside and clean for you. The freshness of the herbs and the Sage and Lemongrass will bring much cleanliness in your home and in some cases make your toes wiggle.

4 oz. distilled water
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
2 drops of Sage Essential Oil
3 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil 

Now if you go the tea method use 2 tablespoons of dried herb to 1 pint of distilled water and mix the recipe of your choice and always use 1 to 1 ratio in blending the teas. Shake well before each use. 

Feel free to lively mist your cloth fabrics as well and it will bring a new freshness to it all year long.

Recipes for Preppers Series" Raw Honey Cinnamon Bread"

The Herbal Survivalist 
“Raw Honey Cinnamon Bread”
Not only can one turn a simple bread recipe into something that is uplifting and tastes really great.Here is a simple recipe from y grandmother that help us stay healthy. Good ingredients are the key to good health and a great tasting, belly filling recipe So here we go.
This is a good bread recipes that not only fills the belly but helps us stay healthy. its bold country taste also will help us take our minds off of things especially during rough times.  . But above all the best remedy for “ANY “ situation no matter how severe or minute is “TRUST in God”

You will need:

  • 1/4 tspn. Cinnamon; a natural antiseptic
  • 1 tspn. of dried thyme
  • 1/2 tspn. Salt
  • 1//2 tspn. Black Pepper
  • 1/8 cup . Raw wildflower honey; loaded with B complex vitamins and also classified as a derivative of a Superfood “Bee Pollen”
  • 21/2 cups of flour; either a fresh ground hard white grain or a spring hard red is good  or you can use all purpose flour if no grain is available.
  • 2 packages of yeast.
  • 4 cups of milk

1. Bring milk to a low simmer while always stirring and add in honey while always keeping a low warm temperature on the milk. 
2. Take off heat .
3. Add all dry ingredients, flour, yeast,salt,black pepper, cinnamon and mix well with a whisk to incorporate all dry ingredients.
4. Make a well in the center of the flour add milk a little at a time while always incorporating a bit more flour into the well until all milk is used tighten up the does with a bit more flour if needed. 
5. kneed well in a stand mixer with a dough hook for 10-15 minutes. or by hand. this is very important so we get a first good rise.
let sit for 2 -3 hrs or until double in size then form your loaf and let rise again for an hr. 
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake on bottom shelf for 25-30  minutes or until golden brown.
 7. Check with a cake tester to make sure bread is baked through if it comes out wet its not do put it back in oven for 5 minutes each time until cake tester comes out dry.
You will enjoy this recipe especially on a cold or hot day the aroma from the cinnamon and honey is very uplifting and tastes great.

God Bless.

NEW!!! Recipes for Preppers Series " getting back into the swing"

The Herbal Survivalist “getting back in the swing recipe”:

Sometimes current events or forecasted (talked about) events cause a psychological distress and bring us down even a small bit through worry concern and even anxiety. But not to worry there is Hope

This is a good recipes especially for those cold raw days.  If your in a situation of a bug gout or natural disaster and all is discombobulated this is a simple recipe that will create a hopeful feeling,  calm and relax you while keeping your immune system in check. and it tastes great. But again this can be made as a tea or a treatful Late’. But above all the best remedy for “ANY “ situation no matter how severe or minute is “TRUST in God”

You will need:

  • 2 rose hips or flowers(rose petals) loaded with vitamin C
  • 1/4 tspn.Cinnamon a natural antiseptic
  • 1/2 tspn. Lavender flowers a relaxing nervine to promote relaxation 
  • 1 tblspn.Coconut Oil This will help bring a nice froth if making a Late version.
  • 1 tblspn. Raw wildflower honey loaded with B complex vitamins and also classified as a derivative of a Superfood “Bee Pollen”
  • 2 cups Organic milk ( Cream line if possible)

1. Bring milk to a simmer while always stirring throughout entire recipe. 
2. Add all ingredients except half of the honey and lower heat  to a very low simmer while letting it never come near a boil. and always stirring.
3. Strain everything into a large mug and press herbs in stainer with a large tablespoon.
4. Add the other half of the honey sir well and enjoy.