Heal Thyself

Mar 10, 2013 | Uncategorized | 14 comments

That’s the name of a newer board of mine on Pinterest.

I am SO INTO learning more about natural remedies both veggie and herb.  This summer I am even planting what I am calling a “Healing Garden” in an effort to dry certain herbs for my remedy cabinet.
I have about this much _____ trust in most conventional medicine.  If that.  And NEVER take stuff off the shelves of the drug store.  

I have tried tons of natural cold cures over the years and have always been able to keep my colds under 36-48 hours but this… THIS IS NEWS THAT HAS TO BE SPREAD!

Got a cold?
Get ready to blast it back to hell.

You will need:
1 cup of honey
1 cup of lemon juice (I used my “signature” organic, volcanic lemon juice from Costco that is so good you could bathe in it).
1 bunch of radish (about 7)
6-8 cloves of garlic
1 small/medium purple onion (don’t get hung up on the size)

Throw it all in your blender to make a frothy juice then strain.

Now here is the deal.  Joel NEVER gets colds and if he does you can’t really even tell but he was sick last week and I was mad (isn’t it irritating when husbands are sick???) plus, I did not want to get sick but sure enough Tuesday evening my nose started running like crazy and my throat began to hurt.  (So did Amélie’s and Juliette’s) By 10:30 I knew I was screwed.  When I woke up in the morning I was totally sick.  Faucet nose, sinus pressure and everything.
At 10:30 I send Joel to the store for this concoction.

Made it. 

Served it. 

By 1:30…

I WAS TOTALLY FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So were the girls.

I almost wish I was exagerating but I am not.

I served us at least double than what the pin said to.  I was not willing to wait 24 hours for results (as mentioned on the original pin).
Mom and Dad took 4 big tablespoons and kids each took 2.
We did that again a couple hours later just for good measure.

Now, I do want to add that I had been taking some of the Emergen-C stuff knowing Joel was sick, but I have never blasted a cold away from taking that so I know it has to be my concoction!

(Amélie was also complaining of ear pain so I warmed her up a little olive oil with crushed garlic, strained it and put it in her ears to “soak”.  That’s the jar on the left).

I hate having a cold but now this remedy will be the FIRST thing I run to do when then sore throat sign sets in again!

Here’s to your health!
Heal Thyself!


  1. Farmgirl Cyn

    homemade elderberry syrup for coughs…been making it for 3 or 4 years now.
    calendula salve for owies…and babies bottoms.
    plantain (a weed that grows pretty much all over the world)…draws out a bee sting and mosquito bites almost instantly. pretty sure it is growing all over half way farm…you just gotta figure out what it looks like.
    get a book, get several…especially on what is local to your area.
    you will be amazed at what is out there for us…God knew what He was doing.

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  3. janet

    I am off for a pen and paper and am writing this one down..I hear ya on the natural remedies..Have a wonderful evening..

  4. Amy @ Homestead Revival

    I love alternatives to conventional meds that work great, so I’m writing this one down to have on hand! So glad you shared it… Now if I could find a fast remedy for the flu (vomiting kind)! I’ve had one down all day with it. 🙁

  5. Noël McNeil

    Wish I knew about this a few weeks ago. I was so sick I wanted to freak out! Not good being couch ridden when your a mama to little ones and live on a farm. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    I’m actually disapointed that I just got over a cold…I would love to try this. I’m pinning it so I remember next time we are sick.

  7. Thistle Cove Farm

    boosting my immune system works for me, haven’t been truly sick since Dec 2010…thank God! I use elderberry juice concentrate, a pint makes a half gallon, and drink this a few times a year. good vitamins, keeping hands clean and away from face, tissues not handkerchiefs all help God keep me healthy.
    btw, seems there’s a link to daylight savings time and poor health…more traffic accidents the Monday after DST, more heart attacks…I HATE DST!

  8. Lady Courtney

    Oh, I am sooooo pinning this!!! I too have been planning my garden on what is good and healthy for my husband and I…it’s all out there, God put it on this earth for us, we need to heal from within. 🙂

  9. Junk Evolution

    Thank you for sharing this! When my children would get ear infections I would use lavender oil (it’s a natural antibiotic).


  10. Sue

    I went herbal almost 20 yrs. ago, and I’d never go back!!! I will have to copy this recipe, new to me!

  11. Erika Roberts

    uh AwESomE! I created a Pinterest board recently called ‘Au Natural Health, Beauty & Cleaning’. All these great ideas out there, I had to put them somewhere. Now if I only had a printer. hmmm I am going to try out the homemade deodorant. Just bought myself some organic coconut oil to use in all these wonderful homemade concoctions. Going to stop by your Pinterest board (which I already follow) and see if there is anything I missed! ~Erika

  12. ea8bc808-665a-11e2-83cf-000bcdcb5194

    Hey sweetie, will definatly copy this down, I don’t “do” drugstores. A good all around preventative is 1 tablespoon of local sourced honey per day, not to be given to babies under 1 year old. So good with allergies.

  13. ea8bc808-665a-11e2-83cf-000bcdcb5194

    Hey sweetie, will definatly copy this down, I don’t “do” drugstores. A good all around preventative is 1 tablespoon of local sourced honey per day, not to be given to babies under 1 year old. So good with allergies.


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