Empowerment comes when you can take care of yourself and others. At least this is how I see things. When my daughter came to me complaining of a bladder infection I tried the cranberry juice and other remedies but nothing was working. Then I remembered that beautiful plantago major, the frog-back medicine that I would swear heals all...well maybe not all, but more illnesses and conditions than you can shake a stick at!
This entry is going to be short and sweet.
Our daughter was suffering from a UTI and after the tried and trusted remedies weren't working (cranberry juice and such), I remembered plantain, and dandelion, burdock and hops!
Even though I'm continually learning how to heal and nurture my family, I still sometimes forget that I am fully capable of doing so. After coming to me with her affliction and with nothing working, I started to worry that I might have to take her into the doctor to get something to help alleviate the pain and get rid of the infection....that thought lasted all of 5 minutes.
Like I need the doctor to fill our daughter with synthetics that are going to weaken her immune system and cause a yeast infection and possibly even more damage. I have everything I need in my yard and in the pantry from what I foraged last season.
A simple infusion of these common plants and within 2 hours there was NO PAIN and things went back to normal. This is after 3 days of trying other remedies.
So what did I do to strengthen her immune system for it to be able to correct the issue she was having? I went picking in the yard, and I made tea.
U.T.I. BE GONE!!! (a tea)
Take a mason jar and fill it with the following dried or fresh herbs (or a mix of both if it's what you have)
2 handfuls of fresh picked plantain
Small hand of hops
2 handfuls of burdock
Several fresh dandelion root scored with a knife
Pour clean boiled water over top and let sit overnight or in the day, set out in the sun to infuse. Drink first thing in the morning and within a couple of hours you should find some relief. Repeat. Twice a day at the beginning and end of your day works well.
After one mason jar full, the infection was at bay and we'll continue with the infusion for a few more days to make sure it's truly gone.
This is something that we, as humans have been doing since the beginning of time, healing ourselves. It's only been the last century and a half or more that we have been dependant on doctors and pharmacia. I say it's time to take our power back but that's not for me to decide for anyone. Sharing my experiences will hopefully make enough of a ripple effect. So many of us are going back to this natural way of healing that I fully expect for the natural way to be the true way once again. If not in y lifetime, then surely for my children.
One ailment at a time and:
Your medicine is in the woods.
Your pharmacy is in the kitchen.
So why is this particular collection of herbs so effective against UTIs?
I AM NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR. DON'T HOLD ME RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU CHOSE TO DO WITH YOUR HEALTH. SELF-GOVERN.
Recipes are going to vary from meals to medicines. It's all about healing from the inside out because we truly are what we eat. What's the point? Well, gardening and foraging for your own foods, shopping local and no processed garbage or pharmaceuticals for what ails you? I think that's enough of point, don't you?
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Your medicine is in the woods.
Your pharmacy is in your kitchen.