Stories on herbal care & health

Nov. 24, 2021
Don't forget your furry friends this Christmas. Great for DOGS too. Lavender rice packs, used warmed or cooled. Said to help our furry friends and family, as well with anxiety. Soothing warmth that helps with arthritis and achy joints, shoulders etc. Great for cold winter days.
 
I like to warm mine and put it under my pillow. The warmth and scent relaxes me.
 
I've put it on my back or tummy to ease discomfort. I will have unscented ones too. They can be put in a zip lock and froze for a cold pack.
 
Use your garden Lavender along with a few drops of Lavender essential oil. These make great gifts. I made some a few years ago out of cotton socks and shaped them like snowmen.
 
What fun!
Jonnie Dee Wagner...
Nov. 9, 2021
I canned the jelly in the spring...
I used my fun Christmas lids and it seems so appropriate to open in the pre holiday season and enjoy a sweet spring time memory...
Forsythia jelly is light and sweet...
I'm still taking fairly good care of myself after having covid...
I'm so grateful for my home remedies and faith that has helped me along the way...
I've heard many stories of people going to the hospital and struggling with many health issues resulting from the virus...
I am blessed and I thank everyone for the kind wishes and prayers...
My lungs, liver and kidneys have been abused and weakened after 25 years of working with paints, solvents and chemicals and I have worked on healing them in the last 20 years with herbs and foods and of course a job change (now a realtor)...
So again, I repeat myself, I am on the mend and I am grateful
Be well, my friends, much love, jonnie dee
Nov. 6, 2021
Marigolds...a new love in the past few years...
Beautiful, dependable, strong and hearty...
Great attributes in people too...
Edible and with heath benefits...
I'm busy today so I will share online information and benefits...
I've been gone a bit...
I had covid for 3 weeks and I'm struggling with the after affects...
I'm slowly on the mend...
Be well, my friends...
Much love, jonnie dee...
Marigolds are loaded with Luetin and offer the following benefits and I'm talking our regular common marigolds...they don't have to be calendula marigolds...
suppress inflammation.
defend against free radicals and oxidative stress.
enhance the sharpness of your vision.
improve your visual contrast sensitivity.
reduce glare impairment.
protect eye tissue from sunlight damage.
reduce cell loss and death related to eye disease
Courtesy of healthline
Oct. 8, 2021
Today I'm making lobelia oil and lobelia tincture...
A favorite of Dr. Richard Schulze..
An herb to research and respect...
I've used it for asthma and angina...
I make no medical claims and am just sharing my personal experience...
I'm making the oil for chest congestion and joint pain...
My oil recipe today: Use dried ingredients:
4 parts lobelia herb,
I part cayenne powder,
1 tablespoon pepper flakes,
dried jalapenos (a few pieces),
2 dried orange slices,
grapeseed or other good oil,
1 tablespoon vodka and a pint jar...
Combine ingredients and stir in vodka to set for a day...
The next day pour in the oil and cap...
Let it sit for six weeks and strain...
I test it on a small area on my skin before using...
The tincture is made with lobelia and 100 proof vodka which also sits for 6 weeks before I strain and use...
This herb has been invaluable to me and my family in many instances...
I wish you well and again...I only share my personal experience with my lovely herbs and I am not advising...
Too much of this herb can make you vomit and it is a low dose at a time herb...