A friend of mine sent me a package of essential oils. She uses them for boosting health and in home remedies. I have used some essential oils, herbs and other home remedies myself and like them for preventative measures and catching things early.
Do you have natural remedies that work?
If you are interested in how essential oils can work for you then you might want to read, "Nature's Answers", an article on choosing essential oils at The Dollar Stretcher.
For me the only one that comes to mind we use with regularity is Valerian root. It's a natural muscle relaxer, great for getting a good night's sleep without actual sleeping pills, and to help ease pulled muscles. Smells and tastes horrible even in capsules, which is why we refer to it as "eating dirt." Dirt is a kind word to use for that smell!
Jess: That's true. The nettles make a tea that pretty much tastes like pond water, but compared to the side effects of pharmaceuticals...it's not that bad. I add a bit of buckwheat honey if I have it, plain honey if I don't. Recently I made honey/lemon syrup (2 parts lemon juice to 1 part honey) for instant lemonade. I've been adding a tablespoon of that syrup to the more yucky herbal teas. it's not fabulous, but it cuts the bitter quite a bit.
The Dollar Stretcher put up an article this week on natural rememedies.
Okay I will challenge y'all: Help me find something natural to help my psoriasis!
Tea Tree oil sets me on fire. Red oak bark tea bath did nothing but make me smell weird. I can't bathe n baking soda because well, umm, lady parts. Being naked in the rain at midnght was no help nor was being naked in the rain at noon. (Hey when you are desperate...). DH enjoyed it but that was the only good outcome.
Lye soap didn't help, Blue Star ointment was no good, Vick's Vapor Rub smelled good but didn't help. Crisco was ridiculous but my dogs loved me (can you believe a DOCTOR told me to do that?).
And nothing with onions or onion family. They tend to make me itch more even when I just eat them. Which I still do.
Thanks Martha. I have been on that blog many times. My dermatologist says I just flummox him. Things that work in 99.9% od his cases don't even touch me. But I keep trying everything except the one drug that requires a liver biopsy every 9 months. He doesn't think it would do me any good anyway.
my oldest 3 of my if my kids have the problem and the youngs girl and l boy soon .little so much he be ' ll br fine he takes shot he can react to milk or chocolate or msg monster raises ugly his sister is bad in spring and tis pass winter she coughed and hated like a 50 year old chain smoker she is bad enough she had to go get shot in the middle of the night what she bad with Milk and all the thing we make with milk sometimes she just goes to bed to sleep and she call Aunt Susie bring her a shot last few weeks she fine she asked suzie to stand with her and her sistes and she asked her aunt Minnie to handle the book
aunt katie is in charge she sent 1 invite to the assisted living my prayer that alll of come to be with us I can oln
Retired, does your psoriasis feel heated or has like an enflamed itching?
Also, do you consume a lot of bread, cakes and pies; foods containing yeast?
Mine get to where it feels enflamed and itches. I use nothing but ice a few times a day on the spot when it appears. This has worked better for me than meds.
I have also found that yeast, heat and stress are triggers for break outs so I try preventatve measures by trying to control or avoid the things that trigger mine.
my son 31 had psoriasis as a child he was with my aunt she bathed him in something it clear him right up nothing ever since never i didnt get a chance to find before i found out what it was she died she was big in herb and such some people called her a witch she would help anyone I read her note books but no mention of what she did for son
all he remember is it really sunk and she bathed him with this big sponge made his sand up and she had a stool she stood on she pour it over him she yelled because he tried to cover him self she said damn boy changed your diaper when you were a baby he said she made me air dry he said I was cold she add wood to the stove she fed him stew then hot biscuits and honey he loved it he said that night she put in bed and he was but naked but plenty warm he loved her almost as much as i did she was differrent but she loved all her family
I have a cupboard full of essential oils and tonics and poltices. I got the book " Be Your Own Doctor" by Rachel Weaver and studied it, took notes and never looked back.
I want to be able to grow enough of the plants needed for the recipes and teas so I can make my own. Right now I purchase them thru Natures Answers. Millersburg PA.
Highly reccommened!!! especially this time of year dh and I take the SuperTonic and Echinacea Plus twice a day to ward off colds and flu.
Their essential oil works wonders for my extreme headaches I'd get. Rub some on the hurting area of my forehead and lay down. Incredible.