Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 3. THE REMEDIES

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COMMON AILMENTS

NAUSEA/MORNING SICKNESS

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Whether you’re battling morning sickness, motion sickness, or the kind of nausea that comes along with the flu, herbal remedies can often bring quick relief from your misery. Use these gentle, but potent, natural treatments alone or in combination with another to feel more like yourself again.

Ginger Smelling Salt

YIELD: 1 OUNCE
STORAGE: SMALL GLASS JAR
TIME: 2 MINUTES

The aroma of ginger essential oil is a powerful weapon in your arsenal against nausea. This smelling salt is a good choice for nausea associated with motion sickness and morning sickness, too.

1 ounce coarse sea salt

20 drops ginger essential oil

1.In a small glass jar, combine the sea salt with the ginger essential oil.

2.Shake well to blend.

3.Cap tightly.

4.Inhale deeply for 10 to 15 seconds when feeling nauseous.

5.Use as often as needed. When the fragrance starts to fade, refresh with additional essential oil.

Peppermint–Ginger Tea

YIELD: ABOUT 1 CUP
STORAGE: NOT RECOMMENDED
TIME: 15 MINUTES

Peppermint and ginger combine to help the digestive tract to relax, easing the muscle spasms that lead to feelings of nausea.

1 tablespoon dried peppermint leaves, crushed

1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and grated

1¼ cups boiling water

Honey or stevia (optional)

1.Put the peppermint leaves and ginger root in a tea ball or infuser. Place the tea ball in a mug of the boiling water.

2.Steep the herbs for 15 minutes.

3.Sweeten with honey or stevia, if desired, and drink the tea while relaxing. Enjoy as often as needed.