Natural remedies are far more powerful than one may think. Since medicine and pharmaceutical companies have grown, people tend to think that buying medicine is the only way to go around curing a headache or a cold. But there was a time when people had to fix such issues by using what they had at hand: herbs, various roots, fruits, and oils. I remember when I was little and my grandmother would prepare a mixture consisting of grated raw potatoes and vinegar or sanitary alcohol, put it in a piece of clean cloth, and then she would ask me to keep it on my chest and neck for a couple hours in order to alleviate cold symptoms such as coughing and the sensation of sore throat.
“Grandma's Herbal Remedies 2 - The Secret Recipes,” by Anton Smithers, is the second book in the Grandma’s Series, follow-up of the best selling "Grandma's Herbal and Homemade Remedies." This guide on how to use herbs will provide you all the information that you need in order to prepare your own remedies for a wide range of health issues – constipation, bad cholesterol, sore throat, ulcers etc. –, and, moreover, it will even give you tips on how to grow your own plants, chemical-free.
The book is structured in fourteen chapters: Introduction, Bishop's Weed, Brier Hip, Coal Tar, Daisies (Bellis Perennis), Figwort (Scrophularia Nodosa), Garden/Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), Hibiscus, Oil Pulling, Pine Tar, Roses and Rose Petals, Toothpaste (Making Your Own), General Herbal Remedy Warnings, and Special Offer and Links.
As the author said in the Introduction, “Grandma's Herbal Remedies 2 - The Secret Recipes” comprises information on the origins of spices and herbs, how each of them can help a particular health issue, how the respective herb is used, and how to incorporate it in the remedy. In order to help you recognize the plant, all the remedies have a picture next to them. The recipes included herein are a new addition to the original structure of the first book in the series.
Using homemade herb remedies has the advantage of being 100% natural, effective and – in most cases – cheaper than medicines bought from pharmacies.