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Essential Oils

Nausea Inhalation method (drops on a handkerchief)

Peppermint 3 drops
Ginger 3 drops

Vomiting Add each recipe to 25 ml of carrier oil, rub on tummy area

Basil 4 drops
Chamomile 2 drops
Cinnamon 2 drops


Ginger 3 drops
Nutmeg 2 drops
Peppermint 2 drops

Aromatherapy blends and remedies by Franzesca Watson


Herbs For Diarrhea

Any of the following can be taken as a capsule or in a tea... in tea, the rule of thumb is a teaspoon of herb per cup of boiling water, steeped in a covered cup for 5 to 15 minutes.

The more scent to the herb, the shorter the steeping time need be. (Think of it that the stronger scented herbs have more volatile essential oil).

Bilberry - tea- 1 pint of water over 3 tablespoons of dried berries, let stand 5 to 10 minutes, bring to boil (boil 5 minutes) take one cup, 3 to 4 times a day. Can also be taken as fresh bilberry juice, 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day.

Black Currant - juice from fresh berries, 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day

Carob - make a cup of carob cocoa, with hot milk(!)

Cloves - half teaspoon per quart of water, steeped, used to relieve cramping.

Lady's Mantle - tea 1 to 2 tsp mixed leaves and twigs in a cup of water, boil 2 minutes, let stand 5 to 10 minutes, take one cup up to 3 times a day.

Nutmeg - half teaspoon of nutmeg several times a day.

Plantain - infusion - one ounce dried plantain leaves in a quart of boiling water. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 20 minutes, strain and cool. T! ake a half cup 3 or 4 times daily.

Purple Loosestrife - tea, use the leaves (1 tsp herb per cup of boiling water, steeped 5 to 10 minutes).

Raspberry Leaves - in tea (can also be used as an enema) this and slippery elm are soothing to the intestine.

Slippery Elm - in a tea, 1 tsp per cup of boiling water, steeped a minimum of 10 minutes. (can also be used as an enema, 1 tablespoon powdered per 'bag' of water)


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