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Natural health remedies are effective for a lot of common conditions that you can self-treat. Other natural medicines that include herbs, essential oils, nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies are usually used in conjunction with your medical prescription.
Knowing how to store them for their effectiveness over a long period is important.
There are some herbal medicines you can make for yourself, but when storing them remember that heat and humidity are damaging to herbs, essential oils, and supplements.
Find a cool, dark, dry cabinet or closet in which to store your natural health remedies.
Since the last century natural therapeutic agents, especially essential oils have taken center stage in their popularity. The chemical structure of these oils is so strong that it can rapidly penetrate cell membranes, travel throughout the blood and tissues and enhance cellular function.
I used to use perfume as part of my dressing fragrance, but since discovering essential oils and their exotic scent they are now my choice to use as an essence.
You should always look for the best quality, those that are of therapeutic grade. Oils that are distilled from a particular plant are the most potent when they are pure, undiluted and unadulterated.
Know that essential oil can be from 100 to 10,000 times more concentrated than the herb itself. So use with caution since some oils can burn. Only apply directly to your skin only when stated and never take orally unless a trained professional instructs you to do so.
What I know for sure is it is a great addition for using with your high blood pressure medication in controlling this silent killer.
These oils can evaporate easily so store them in a tightly capped dark glass bottle and they will retain their potency for about three years.
A wide range of herbal remedies are effective in the treatment of hypertension and cholesterol and is one of the most ancient complementary therapies.
At times you may want to make your own herbal remedies, so you should always select the finest quality herbs. The potency of your herbal medicines will only be as good as the herbs you make them with. So use herbs that are brightly colored and fragrant.
Store herbs individually in its own tightly lidded glass container. Stored properly herbs will retain their medicinal properties for one year.
Roots, flowers, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, depending on the highest concentration of active ingredients, are used to create herbal medicines. Parts are used to make into an infusion, also known as a tea. Another part of the plant can also be dried and ground to produce a powder.
These herbal remedies come in teas, capsules and extracts otherwise known as tinctures.
Work with a medical herbalist to know how to prepare, and the correct dosage to take for the most benefit for your specific ailment.
You hold the power to prevent disease and live a long, healthy life.
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