[Homestead] infused oils and healing herbs

EarthNSky erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 25 00:30:55 EST 2007

How to prepare an infused oil

You will need a clean glass quart jar that is completely dry inside.
Make sure all of your utensils are also clean and dry: the least bit
of moisture can spoil your oil. Place 1/3 cup of dried plant
material in the jar and add enough good quality olive oil to fully
cover the plant material.

Check the jar after several hours to make sure the plant material
has not absorbed all of the oil.  If all the oil has been absorbed,
add another inch or so.  Cover the jar with a clean piece of cotton
or an unbleached coffee filter and secure it with a rubber band or
canning jar lid ring.  Do not cover with a lid yet, because the herb
will sometimes release gases that could blow a lid right off the jar.

Let the oil infuse in a sunny window or on the kitchen counter for
about 10 days.
Strain out the plant material. The remaining oil may be kept in a
glass bottle at room temperature for up to one year.

Incredible Infused Oils
Mullein: Flowers are wonderful for ear pain
Calendula: Flowers will soothe the skin
St. Johns Wort: Makes a great first-aid oil
Basil: Will aid digestion

from the book Growing 101 herbs that heal by Tammi Hartung.

Subject: Healing Herbs

guideline and what works for some does not always work for everyone...
Some people need different herbs than others to treat a dis-ease.

Alzheimer's Disease - Gingko-Biloba, Butcher's Broom
Anemia - Alfalfa, Dandelion, Nettle, Red Raspberry
Arteriosclerosis - Cayenne, Gingko Biloba, Garlic (allicin certified),
Arthritis - Yucca, Devil's Claw, Feverfew, Alfalfa, Cat's Claw,
Asthma - Echinacea, Slippery Elm, Juniper Berries, Licorice Root
Back Pain - Feverfew, White Willow Bark, Burdock, Horsetail
Bed Sores - Goldenseal, Myrrh Gum, Pau D'Arco, Comfrey Ointment
Bladder Infection - Cranberry, Cornsilk, Dandelion Root, Juniper
Boils - Burdock Root, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Red Clover, Dandelion Root
Bronchitis - Fenugreek, Slippery Elm, Echinacea, Eucalyptus
Cancer - Garlic, Pau D'Arco, Red Clover, Burdock, Sheeps Sorel,
Candidiasis - Acidophilus, Garlic, Pau D'Arco tea.
Canker Sores - Burdock, Goldenseal, Red Clover, Garlic, Paul D'Arco,
                Raspberry Tea.
Cardiovascular Disease - Garlic, Cayenne, Hawthorn Berries, Black
                          Carnitine, Gingko Biloba.
Circulation - Gingko Biloba, Cayenne, Black Cohosh, Carnitine,
Cirrhosis - Milk Thistle, Garlic, Alfalfa, Burdock, Dandelion.
Colds - Echinacea, Goldenseal, Garlic, Ginger, Slippery Elm, Vitamin C.
Cold Sores - Goldenseal, Echinacea, Lysine, Pau D'Arco, Red Clover.
Colitis - Chamomile, Dandelion, Feverfew, Papaya, Red Clover.
Constipation - Aloe Vera, Cascara Sagrada, Psyllium Husks, Senna Leaf.
Crohn's Disease - Acidophilus, Garlic, Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose,
Dermatitis - Dandelion, Myrrh Gum, Pau D'Arco, Red Clover, Kelp.
Diabetes - Dandelion, Goldenseal, Uva Ursi, Ginseng, Chromium
Diarrhea - Chamomile,Activate Charcoal, Raspberry Tea, Cayenne, Ginger.
Ear Infection - Garlic, Echinacea, Goldenseal,
Edema - Juniper Berries, Parsley, Dandelion, Horsetail, Cornsilk, Kelp,
Garlic. Emphysema - Garlic, Fenugreek, Mullein, Rosemary, Thyme.
Eye Problems - Bilberry, Eyebright, Beta Carotene, Ester C.
Fatigue - Bee Pollen, Gotu Kola, Ginseng, Licorice Root.
Fever - Garlic, Fenugreek, Feverfew,
Flu - Garlic, Echinacea, Vitamin C, Slippery Elm, Elderberry, Ginger.
Frigidity - Damiana, Sarsparilla, Siberian Ginseng, Saw Palmetto, Gotu

Gout - Yucca, Devil's Claw, Burdock, Juniper, Kelp.
Hair Loss - Kelp, Hosetail, Evening Primrose,
Headaches - Feverfew, White Willow Bark, Valerian, Chamomile tea,
  Heartburn - Ginger, Aloe Vera, Peppermint, Papaya.
Hepatitis - Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Goldenseal, Red Clover.
Hypertension - Garlic, Cayenne, Chamomile, Parsley, Hawthorn
High Cholesterol - Garlic, Lecithin, Cayenne, Evening Primrose Oil,
                    Flax Oil, Chromium.
Impotence - Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Sarsparilla,Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin Seed.
Indigestion - Aloe Vera, Peppermint, Papaya enzymes, Fennel, Ginger.
Inflammation - Silica, Garlic, Yucca, Devil's Claw, Grapeseed Extract.
Insomnia - Catnip, Hops, Passion Flower, Chamomile, Scullcap, Kava
Kidney Problems - Dandelion Root, Juniper Berries, Marshmallow, Red
Memory - Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Bee Pollen.
Menopause - Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Evening Primrose, Licorice,
Migraines - Feverfew, Gingko Biloba, White Willow Bark.
Motion Sickness - Ginger. Muscle Cramps - Horsetail, Calcium-Magnesium,
Obesity - Carnitine, Gotu Kola, Chromium, Garcinia.
Osteoporosis - Kelp, Silica, Horsetail, Calcium.
Parasites - Black Walnut, Garlic, Wormwood, Cloves.
Pregnancy - Raspberry tea, Chamomile tea, Ginger, Peppermint, Nettle.
             Dong Quai, Uva Ursi and Goldenseal during pregnancy.
PMS - Dong Quai, Kelp, Raspberry, Siberian Ginseng, Evening Primrose
Prostrate Disorders - Pumpkin Seed, Saw Palmetto, Garlic, Juniper
                       Ginseng. Psoriasis - Evening Primrose Oil,
                       Dandelion, Goldenseal, Kelp.
Sinusitis - Fenugreek, Thyme, Garlic, Echinacea, Red Clover,
Sore Throat - Garlic, Slippery Elm, Elderberry.
Stress - Chamomile, Passion Flower, Scullcap, Valerian, Ginseng.
Tonsillitis - Pau D'Arco, Sage, Thyme, Echinacea.
Tumors - Burdock, Garlic, Red Clover, Pau D'Arco, Cat's Claw, Turmeric.
Ulcers - Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Goldenseal, Slippery Elm, Licorice,
Honey. Vertigo - Gingko Biloba, Cayenne, Dandelion.
Yeast Infection - Acidophilus, Garlic, Pau D'Arco Tea.

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