22 Home Remedies And Medicines (Recipes!)

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by IrritatedWithUS, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    Anti-Fungal / Anti-Yeast Treatment

    2-tablespoons boric acid.
    1-cup cornstarch.

    Place in a large salt shaker. shake on any area with fungal rash.
    Some skin rashes are severe enough to take two weeks to heal. Also works great on athletes foot.
    'Lung Fever' Salve -Amish Recipe

    12oz.-unsalted lard
    2 oz.- camphor
    3 oz. - beeswax
    3 oz. - rosin (powdered)
    Heat the above in a double boiler.
    Take off heat, then add....
    2 teaspoons raw linseed oil
    20 ml. turpentine
    bottle up, used for colds and pneumonia, rub on chest and back.
    It will store for years.

    Homemade Saline Solution

    1/4- teaspoon kosher salt
    8- oz. water
    1/4- teaspoon baking soda

    Mix well.
    Elderberry Extract

    Take 1/2 cup berries to 8 cups of water.
    Boil berries and simmer down to 2 cups of liquid (It takes about 30 - 45 minutes).
    Strain off berries and add 1/2 cup honey and store in refrigerator. This can also be canned.
    USE: a tablespoon or 2 at a time to ward off sickness.
    NOTE: This is great for treating flu and can improve health with bird flu
    Herbal Compress To Stop Bleeding

    1-teaspoon tincture of yarrow (or other suitable herb)
    1/2- cup warm water
    A clean soft cloth or medical gauze

    Combine both ingredients.
    Soak the cloth in the liquid, wring it out and aply it with pressure over the wound.

    Homemade Hand Sanitizer

    1- cup Aloe Vera gel (or you can make your own)
    1- teaspoon rubbing alcohol
    2- teaspoons vegetable glycerin
    8-10- drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil

    Simply blend all of the ingredients together and store.
    Amish Cough Syrup

    Lemon Juice
    Castor Oil

    Mix equal parts of lemon juice, honey, and Castor oil.

    Adult dose: take 1 (one) tablespoon per day.
    Children's dose: (over 2 years old) take 1 (one) teaspoon per day.
    Homemade Nighttime Cold Remedy (reminiscent of Nyquil)

    This remedy lets you sleep very sound all night.

    1/4-cup maple syrup
    1/4-cup hot water
    2-tablespoons brandy

    Squeeze all the juice out of the lemon.
    Mix lemon juice with the 1/4 cup maple syrup. Then add 1/4th-cup hot water, and 2 tablespoons of brandy (or more if you want :D)

    Restless Leg Syndrome Remedy
    I have not tried this

    1-teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
    1 cup of warm water
    1 teaspoon of honey

    Mix and drink
    Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

    mix a half cup of milk of magnesia and half cup of corn starch. Mix in equal amounts to make a creamy consistency.
    Apply liberally to baby.
    Homemade Pedialyte

    2-quarts water
    1-teaspoon baking soda
    7-teaspoons sugar (get those electrolytes up!)
    1- (1/4 oz.) packet unsweetened kool-aid -OR- lemonade mix (any flavor)
    1/2-teaspoon salt or salt substitute

    Mix all together.
    Store in fridge for NO more then 3 days. can be made into ice cubes.
    Nerve Pain Tincture

    1-teaspoon each tincture of St. John's Wort flowers, skullcap leaves,
    fresh oats and licorice root
    1/2-dropperful each tincture of ginger rhizome and vervain leaves

    Combine ingredients. {/U]
    Take 1 dropper-ful every half hour, as needed during an emergency. to relieve chronic pain, 2 to 4 dropper=fuls a day.

    Lice Remover Shampoo

    1-oz.olive oil
    6-drops tea tree oil
    6-drops rosemary oil
    4-drops oregano oil

    Mix together well into hair and scalp. Keep on hair for 30 minutes. Repeat twice a day until lice is removed.
    Herbal Remedy for Pink Eye

    The herb Eyebright has astringent and antibacterial properties to drawl out infections such as pink eye and soothe eyes.

    Make an infusion:
    Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried eyebright herb.
    Steep for 10 minutes; Stain and allow to cool.

    Now you can use this infusion in a few different ways:
    You can use as an eyewash 3-4 times a day.
    You can also use as a warm compress:
    Take a soft cloth and dip into infusion while still warm, gently ring out cloth and apply to eyes. Repeat as cloth cools. You may need to reheat your infusion. Leave the compress on the eyes for at least 10 minutes.

    You can also purchase eyebright tincture already made from a herbal shop. Put three drops of eyebright tincture in a tablespoon of boiled water. When cool, use as an eyewash.

    Wash your hand REALLY good after handling your eyes to stop the spread of pink eye. Use the herbal hand sanitizer recipe for your hands afterward.
    Bay Leaf Tincture for Tendinitis

    In a 1 quart wide mouth jar, put 6 oz. of dried bay leaves in jar. Fill the jar to half full of vodka. Fill the rest of the jar with water.
    Cover and store in cool dark spot, shake once or twice a day. Leave sit for 2 weeks to 1 month. After this time, strain and save liquid. Store in darker bottles or away from light. Apply tincture to a soft cloth and rub/massage the affected area. Can also warm (don't boil, it will evaporate the alcohol) the liquid.
    Anti Itch/Coagulant/Diaper Rash/Insect Bite/Cure-All

    Pick Plantago leaves (there are over 200 species, don't confuse with the banana) when they are vibrant and green.
    Chop them coarsely and pack loosely into a clean, very dry jar.
    Add olive oil, dislodge air bubbles with a knife or chopstick until the jar is filled to the very top.
    Label and cap securely. Let sit out of direct sunlight, on a surface that won't be marred by oozing oil.
    Decant after six weeks, pouring off the oil and squeezing out what remains in the plant material. Discard the herb.
    Grate one tablespoon of beeswax for every ounce of oil. Stirring constantly, heat the oil and beeswax until the wax melts, usually within a minute.
    Pour the liquid into small, wide-mouthed jars (a good excuse for buying marinated artichoke hearts) and cool.
    Use this ointment lavishly for diaper rash, insect bites, all itches, and minor wounds. It heals, stops itching, checks bleeding, and eases pain.
    Nettle Beer
    One of the most delightful medicines for joint pain

    1 pound/500g raw sugar
    2 lemons
    1 ounce/30g cream of tartar
    5 quarts/5 liters water
    2 pounds/1 kilo nettle tops
    1 ounce/30g live yeast

    Place sugar, lemon peel (no white), lemon juice, and cream of tartar in a large crock. Cook nettles in water for 15 minutes.
    Strain into the crock and stir well. When this cools to blood warm, dissolve the yeast in a little water and add to your crock.
    Cover with several folds of cloth and let brew for four days. Strain out sediment and bottle. Ready to drink in 12 days.
    Homemade Ice Pack

    2- cups of water
    1/3- cup (80%) alcohol- rubbing alcohol or vodka, etc.
    Zipper- top plastic bag

    Combine water and alcohol in a zipper-top bag. Seal top and freeze. The alcohol keeps it from freezing solid and creates a gel-like ice pack.
    Natural Mosquito And Tick Repellent

    1- cup of spring water
    1/2- cup lemon juice
    15- drops of peppermint oil
    1 shot of Vodka
    10- drops of lavender oil

    Place all ingredients in a clean spray bottle and store in the refrigerator. Shake well before each use.
    Homemade Baby Powder (Talc-free)

    ½ cup corn starch
    ½ cup Arrowroot powder
    1 tablespoon dried ground chamomile
    1 tablespoon dried ground lavender
    ¼ cup finely ground oats

    Blend well and put in a shaker style bottle. Now you can powder your baby’s little bottom in safety.
    Lavender Dryer Sachets

    1 small muslin drawstring bag (you can usually get these at craft stores)
    Dried Lavender
    2-3 drops lavender essential oil

    Fill the muslin bag with the dried lavender and add the essential oil. Close the bag tightly and throw in the dryer. Your clothes will come out soft and smell great.
    Tiger Balm

    1 oz cayenne infused oil
    3 oz goldenrod or arnica infused oil
    3/4 oz beeswax
    20 drops white camphor (essential oils)
    20 drops cinnamon leaf (essential oils)
    20 drops rosemary (essential oils)
    30 drops clary sage (essential oils)
    10 drops sweet birch (essential oils)

    Melt beeswax, add infused oils and stir well. Let cool a bit before adding essential oils. Mix well and pour into clean, sterilized container.
    Be careful not to use near body orifices or on open skin.
  2. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    Homemade Hand Warmer Recipe

    25g- iron powder (filings or grindings)
    1- gram sodium chloride ( table salt)

    Combine in plastic bag and shake to mix.
    add to bag,
    1- tablespoon vermiculite (or charcoal or sawdust)
    Shake to mix
    Store in air tight jar until ready to use.
    add 1- teaspoon (5 ml) water, seal the bag tight then squeeze and shake.
    NOTE: fine steel wool could be used instead of iron filings.

  3. goshengirl

    goshengirl Supporting Member

    GOOD STUFF! Thank you!!! :)
  4. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Well-Known Member

    Love post's like this we will need this knowledge in the future, some i knew most i did not. Very good :2thumb:
  5. Clarice

    Clarice Well-Known Member

    Thanks IWU I will add these to my book.
  6. MrSfstk8d

    MrSfstk8d Well-Known Member

    Good stuff. Saved, will print. Thanks!
  7. Lonewufcry

    Lonewufcry Lonewufcry

    Thank you for the post I have used some of them but learned about others.
  8. WildMist

    WildMist Active Member

    Thanks for all the home remedies. Keep them coming. I don't want to have to go to the drugstore when I live outside the city :2thumb:
  9. Adler2

    Adler2 New Member

    Thanks a lot for sharing these remedies with us.These are helpful for many of us to get rid of the several diseases in a natural way.Don't stop just add more and more to your list.
  10. Mommy Magic

    Mommy Magic Active Member

    OMG! these are all my recipes that i posted on another forum! i had to laugh my butt off. dont get me wrong, i beleave in sharing all my recipes, i dont want the knollage to be lost in history. folks, if you want the recipes there are all at shtf.com. i have temperarly stopped posting more of my recipes cuz i am un-eduacated on copy write laws, if anyone can help me with weather i can or cant post recipes that i find, i would greatly appeciate it and can continue to post recipes the we all may need in the future.

    mommy magic
  11. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    Really? I've been collecting some of these for years!

    shtf.com doesn't work for me =(
  12. stayingthegame

    stayingthegame Well-Known Member

    many herb receipts are old and can be considered "old wives tales". many of the receipts I see here I found in a book written over 150 years ago. to say that anyone can copyright them may be a long stretch.
  13. Mommy Magic

    Mommy Magic Active Member

    [email protected]%?!:confused: thats REALLY odd, cuz bay leaf tincture is one of our vary own recipes, and lung fever salve... well thats a story all of its own, AND there in about the same order as they are in my post for whenSHTF.com (and other survival/ preparedness forums) under mommy magic's collected recipes.:dunno:
    what book is that? it must be a great book that i dont have, cuz its taken me YEARS, and many internet hour and hundreds of books and not to mention hours of reading them to get the collection i have.
    P.S. it was not big deal dude, i thought it to be hah hah funny and laughed it off, and this is your reation!!?? WOW! i have always said that recipes should be share and not lost in history! but now your takin,en me as a fool! (pssssssssss, im sure the members can see it with there own eyes.)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  14. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member


    Who's reaction?

    And a belated welcome to the boards :welcome:

    And can you imagine the books they have tucked away somewhere in old libraries :eek:
  15. Mommy Magic

    Mommy Magic Active Member

    ohhhhhhh gosh, wouldnt that be an amazing room of books!!!! id soOoOoOo be there :2thumb:
  16. stayingthegame

    stayingthegame Well-Known Member

    the book I read was in the 70's. all I remember is that it was a book on midwifery. My favorite treatment was the one for a bad cut or wound.

    you were to scrape the mold from bread and apply to the wound, then gather clean cob webs and lay on the wound, take a white rag that had been boiled and wrap the wound.

    wish I could remember the name of the book.
  17. mikesolid

    mikesolid Mobile Bug-Out-Bag-Man

    That's fantastic.
    Although I plan on using some of these BEFORE I really need them. just to see if they work. call me somewhat of a cynic, but I call it better safe than sorry
  18. mikesolid

    mikesolid Mobile Bug-Out-Bag-Man


    I for one, choose to bleed. lol
  19. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member


    Would that be because of the mold from bread or the cobwebs? :D

    Stop bleeding with cobwebs:

    Gather up cobwebs and roll into a ball. Save these to apply to wounds that are bleeding, as it stops blood quickly. It would take a diligent person to gather up cobwebs, but the knowledge might come in handy one day. (Todd)
  20. Mommy Magic

    Mommy Magic Active Member

    yarrow is great for stopping a wound from bleeding. its actally really good for lots of stuff, chew it up and put it on the area ( ill pre warn ya all ahead of time it tastes God awful, BUT it works great!