Here is a short list of herbs commonly found in kitchens, or easily
found in most supermarkets. This list is alphabetical by herb.

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Anise (Pimpinella ansium)

Anise helps expel gas, relieves nausea and stomach pain caused by gas.

To use: crush anise seeds into a powder. Put 1 teaspoon of the powder into 1 cup of warm water. Drink up to three times a day to relieve symptoms.
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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is another anti-nauseant that also relieves gas, and promotes normal bowel function.

To use: Make a strong tea using 1 teaspoon of the crushed dried herb in a half-cup of water. Drink as needed, not to exceed three cups a day.
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Capsicum or Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)

Cayenne helps stimulate the appetite and acts as a milk stimulant. It may reduce discomfort from the common cold.

To use: make a tea out of the dried herb, 1 teaspoon per cup of hot water. 2 cups per day only.

Note: Cayenne irritates hemorrhoids and should never be used by people with stomach problems.
Do not exceed recommended dosage as high doses can cause stomach and kidney problems.
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Caraway (Carum carvi)

Caraway works as an expectorant for coughs due to colds. It also improves the appetite and may increase breast milk in nursing mothers.

To use: Chew some seeds three or four times a day.
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Dill (Aniethum graveolens)

Dill eases indigestion and upset stomachs.

To use: make a strong tea by steeping 2 teaspoons of dill seeds in 1 cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink one half-cup 2 to 3 times daily.
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Fennel (Foeniculum velgare)

Fennel is a digestive aid and is known to relieve cramps. The oil is used to
relieve stiff joints.

To use: 15 drops of extract in warm water with honey, one daily, as digestive aid. Rub oil directly on affected area for pain alleviation.
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Fenugreek (Trigonella graceum)

Fenugreek relieves sore throats and is useful for treating irritations and other inflammations.

To use: as a gargle for sore throat – mix 1 tablespoon of pulverized seed in 1 cup hot water. Let steep for 10 minutes and strain. Gargle 3 times a day, every 3-4 hours. As a poultice for skin irritations – pulverize enough seed so that when mixed with 8 ounces of water, it forms a thick paste. Apply paste to affected areas once a day.
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Garlic (Allium satvum)

Garlic helps fight infections, lowers blood pressure and may be able to destroy some cancer cells.

To use: stir-fry cloves for a few minutes to cut down garlic-breath. Eat 2 or 3 a day for maximum effectiveness.
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Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

Ginger eases cold symptoms, soothes skin inflammations and minor burns, calms upset stomachs, and is a natural remedy for morning sickness.

To use: for burn and inflammations – mash fresh ginger root, soak cotton ball and then rub juice on the affected area. For all else – add ginger extract to hot water, 10 drops per cup. This can be taken up to three times daily.
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Parsley (Petroselinium sativum)

Parsley settles stomachs after meals. If also helps clear congestion due to colds and is soothing for asthma.

To use: make a strong tea using 1 teaspoon dried, ground parsley in 1 cup hot water. Let steep 10-15 minutes. Take once a day.
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Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Mint is an anti-spasmodic and is excellent for relieving cramps and stomach pain. It also relieves gas and aids in digestion. It can help reduce the sick feeling associated with migraines.

To use: drink one cup as a tea. Commercial teas are available. (Make sure it is only mint, not mint flavored.) Drink as needed.
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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is used for most head pains.

To use: as tea, to relieve nervous tension, make a strong tea. Rub rosemary essential oil on the temples to relieve headaches. Mix essential oils or leaves with olive oil to make a dandruff treatment.
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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage reduces perspiration and can be used to ease sore gums.

To use: to relieve perspiration, medium tea, one time daily. To ease gums,
strong infusion, gargled, 3 times daily.
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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme is good for chronic respiratory problems, cold flu and sore throat. It is also an anti-fungal.

To use: make a tea of the dried herb, drink daily. As an anti-fungal, rub
extract on affected areas.
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric promotes good liver function and helps prevent gallbladder disease. It also may help prevent over-clotting of blood cells, and may help relieve arthritis symptoms.
***I also use it say if you have food poisoning it can cure it, one time I ate raw chicken and it did the trick!***


To use: take 300mg up to 3 times daily.

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