Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.
Clove has been a tradition natural remedy for toothache. But I discovered ginger helps as well. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger immediately sooth the point of pain effectively. It was recently when one of my molars failed and I chewed raw ginger root around the molar for immediate relief. If you ever experience toothache, then try it out.
Fill a sock or muslin cloth with 2 tbsp of dried chamomile and 2 tbsp of dried rose petals and pack tightly. Hang it below the tap as your filling the tub so that the water goes through the bundle. Once the tub is full let the bundle float about your tub. Squeeze repeatedly during bath to see water color change and remove when finished. You are sure to feel relaxed.
Hydration tea recipe: You will need 4 cups water, 3 tbs of dried fennel seed, 1 tsp dried marshmallow root, ½ tsp sea salt, ½ tsp baking soda and 1 tbs honey. Place dried fennel seed into a pot with a lid on it. Bring water and fennel seed to a boil and turn off the fire, add marshmallow root, let herbs seep for ½ hour, strain the tea, add salt, baking soda and honey and mix well. Drink up to up to 3 or 4 cups a day.