Self-Reliance

Elderberry Offers Edible and Medicinal Benefits
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

My first experience with elderberries came when my husband and I moved to the country to build our first home. We purchased land that was pretty much untouched as far …

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10 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Benefits You
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Each morning I drink a glass of warm lemon water to jump start my day. I learned years ago that drinking lemon water benefits me in so many ways. Lemons …

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Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Season
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Honey is incredibly useful in home remedies for cold and flu season. It’s soothing, nutritious, has healing properties, and, of course, is sweet. In late fall you can find me preparing …

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Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use only. As my …

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Exploring the Numerous Calendula Benefits
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), or pot marigold as it’s sometimes called, is a multi-purpose edible and medicinal herb. The Shakers and early settlers knew the culinary value and superior healing qualities …

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Essential Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When the weather gets cold and dry every winter, I break out my home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome. It used to be that I spent the better part of …

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17 Epsom Salt Uses From Body to Barnyard
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Most everyone knows about Epsom salt for the bath to ease sore muscles, but there are many Epsom salt uses on the homestead you may not know about. We use …

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7 Home Remedies For Upset Stomach That Work Fast
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

We just can’t help ourselves, can we? We overeat during the holidays. So many parties, so many celebrations it’s just hard to say no or enough. Don’t worry, I’ve got …

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What Are the Best Natural Remedies for Anxiety?
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Learning about natural remedies for anxiety was part of my own healing journey many years ago. After prescription medications had failed me and left me feeling sicker than ever, I …

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How to Make Essential Oils At Home
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Have you ever wondered how to make essential oils from your own plants? With new research into the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of aromatherapy, knowing how to make your own …

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Home Remedies for Gout: Herbal Medicine, Diet, and Lifestyle Tips
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When my husband suffered his first attack of gout, we decided early on that we would look for a good home remedy for gout to treat and prevent follow-up attacks. …

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10 Natural Constipation Remedies That Work
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Natural constipation remedies can take on many forms: you can use gentle herbs and herbal teas, lifestyle changes, diet changes, and gentle exercise to relieve constipation. While most people don’t …

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Natural and Effective Home Remedies For Head Lice
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Anyone with school-age children knows the value of having a few home remedies for head lice. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting that note from the school nurse …

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12 Natural Home Remedies for Toothaches
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

In my experience, a toothache can pop up when you least expect it or when it’s most inconvenient. That’s why having a few options for home remedies for toothaches can …

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How to Treat Spider Bites
February 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

I’m going to shock you by saying this I know, but there are actually few people bitten by spiders. However, the spiders which do bite us have serious consequences. This …

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