Every homemade apothecary should have balms and tinctures based on medicinal plants, this natural preparations are excellent helpful means in the therapy and the prevention of various health related problems.

St. Johns Wort essential oil

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When to use it:

St. Johns Wort counts as one of the best natural preparations for healing the diseases of the skin and the mucus because it owns a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. When you take it orally, helps in the treatment of psychological problems, but never use it in combination with drugs that have sedative properties. St. Johns Wort oil you can use for quicker healing of injuries and burns, as in cases of stomach and duodenal ulcer.

How to easily prepare it:

You fill a glass bottle or a jar almost to the top with flowers of St. Johns Wort and overflow it with a quality olive oil. Close it right and leave it in the sun or a warm place for three weeks. Then, put it in smaller bottles or jars and keep it in the dark and cold place.

Nettle tincture

When to use it:

Use nettle tincture for healing diseases of the urine channels, kidneys, and kidney stones. Helps in cases of anemia and strengthens the resistant of the organism. Because of the high content of tannins efficiently stops outside and internal bleeding, especially in cases of stomach and duodenal ulcer, as also a too strongly PMS and hemorrhoids. Also prevents the demise of the hair and the making of dandruff and strengthens the nails. Take it when needed 15-20 drops soften in a cup of warm water.

How to easily prepare it:

Overflow 200 grams of nettle root with 70% alcohol and leave it in a warm place for 14 days with occasional mixing. Squeeze it through a gaze and keep it on a dark and cold place.

Lavender tincture

When to use it:

Lavender tincture calms the cramps and removes the bloating, helps in healing the migraine, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea and arrhythmia caused by anxiety. It can also soften PMS, to easier urination, to remove the unpleasant breath of the mouth and to repress caugh. Soften with distilled water you can use it for washing wounds, burns, and insect bites.

How to easily prepare it:

You fill a jar with flowers of Lavender and overflow it with 70% alcohol. Leave it in a warm place for 40 days, then squeeze it and rebottle it smaller bottles, which you should keep in a dark and cold place. Take when needed ten drops from the tincture soften in 1 dl of water.

Wild chestnut tincture

When to use it:

When you need preparation for healing varicose veins, you need to find one with the wild chestnut ingredient. On the marketplace, you can find many different balms, ointments, and tinctures based on this plant. However, you can easily yourself make a very efficient tincture, which will help you to free yourself from ruptured capillaries and soften varicose veins, and even stop a thrombosis. Also, it softens the pain in cases of lumbago and Spinal disc herniation.

How to easily prepare it:

Crush 20 fresh fruits from wild chestnut and pour it into a jar, then overflow it with home made brandy or 70% alcohol and keep it in a warm place for about a month. Squeeze it through a gaze and keep it on a cold and dark place.

Rosemary soup

When to use it:

Last years more and more people reached for natural cosmetic preparations that do not contain chemical ingredients. Soup from rosemary disinfects and thoroughly cleans the skin, encourages circulation, stops pimples and softens rheumatic pains.

How to easily prepare it:

Grate 200 grams of ordinary baby soup, pour it in a enameled pot and overflow it with 4,5dl strong rosemary tea. Heat it on steam, and regularly mix it with a wooden spoon until the soup melts. Add two spoons of tiny chopped dry rosemary leaves., two spoons of olive oil and 20 drops of etheric rosemary oil. Mix it until all is united, and then leave it to cool and pour it into oiled molds. Leave it to harden for 24 hours.

Yarrow balm

When to use it:

Yarrow balm is very efficient against troubles with hemorrhoids and in the softening of rheumatic pains, so use it for a massage of painful joints. You should apply at least 2-3 times a day the creamy balm of yarrow.

How to easily prepare it:

Take 100 grams of pig fat, a full hand of yarrow flowers and four spoons of olive oil,  all this heat it on a steam and mix it for about 10 minutes. Leave it to stay for 10 hours, then heat it and squeeze it and add to the mixture two spoons of bee wax and mix it until you got a good liquid. Afterwards, while it is still warm pour it into small jars and close them when the balm is completely cold. Keep it in a dry, cold and dark place.

Comfrey tincture

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When to use it:

Tincture from a root of comfrey you can use for washing wounds and stings, and is very helpful in cases of bruises and swelling. Also, encourages the healing of broken bones, softens the deformities caused by arthritis. It is excellent for softening the aging of the skin, especially if you mix it with tincture from marigold. A spoon of the tincture soften with 100 ml boiled water and use it for washing.

How to easily prepare it:

Overflow 100 grams of chopped root from comfrey with a liter 70% alcohol or home made brandy in a big jar. Close the jar good and leave it in a dark place for three weeks with frequent mixing. After the three weeks squeeze it and keep it in dark glass bottles.

Marigold balm

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When to use it:

This preparation is just irreplaceable when needed for skin diseases. Helps in healing eczemas, dermatitis, cuts, baby’s rash, burns, as for hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

How to easily prepare it:

Melt 100g pig fat, add four spoons of olive oil and a whole hand of marigold flowers, then mix it for ten minutes. Leave it closed overnight. In the morning heat it a little, then squeeze it and add two spoons of bee wax and mix it at a low temperature until the wax melt completely. And while it is still warm pour it in glass jars, which you should close when the balm is completely cold. Keep it in the dark and cold place.

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