Making Homegrown Medicinals

Preparedness – Homegrown Medicinals

Homegrown Medicinals @ Common Sense Homesteading

While I’m out working in the garden, I’m not just tending standard food crops, I’m also tending herbs and “weeds”.  Some I use for culinary purposes, some for medicinal, some for both.  (Don’t you love it when you can get multiple uses from one item?)  With many medicinal herbs now being outlawed in Europe, and increasing odds that the US is likely to follow Europe’s lead (thank you, Big Pharma), I’ve been learning more about plants that I can grow in my own yard for medicinal purposes.  You’d be surprised at how useful “weeds” can be.

I dry an assortment of plants over the course of the season.  Most of them live in my pantry in glass jars covered with my husband’s old mismatched dress socks to keep out the light.  I cut each sock in half so it can cover two jars.  The socks are elasticized so they grip the jars nicely.  I always hated throwing one sock out when the other got worn through – now I have a use for them.  The food in front of them is kept in bins that can be easily pulled out to access the herbs.  You can see part of a bin on the right hand side of the photo.

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Do This Weird Thing Every Morning With Coconut Oil

Do This Weird Thing Every Morning With Coconut Oil

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We’ve all heard about the numerous benefits of coconut oil: it can help you burn off fat, it improves blood cholesterol levels, it can protect your skin from the sun, and it can even boost brain function.  But what if we also told you that coconut oil could also improve your oral health?  Through a method called ‘oil pulling’, you can clean and detoxify your mouth and gums in as little as a few minutes.  Keep reading to find out more.

Oil Pulling – The Basics

Oil pulling is an age old remedy that basically involves using natural substances, such as coconut oil, to clean the teeth and gums.  The basic idea is to swish the oil around in your mouth for around 20 minutes, before spitting it out.  This action helps to whiten your teeth, decrease sensitivity, and lower the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth.  Traditionally, sunflower oil and sesame oil were most commonly used for oil pulling, however coconut oil tastes better, and so it is becoming the more common ingredient.

Coconut Oil JarWant to try oil pulling for yourself? Pick up a jar of organic virgin coconut oil from this page on Amazon.

The Process

Experts recommend oil pulling to be done first thing in the morning, just after you get up.  However, for people with particularly bad oral health, the process can be done before each meal.  The process is simple:

 

 

 

 

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