There are many natural remedies that can be made right at home. Here are a few simple recipes that can help with minor sicknesses and pains.
Slippery Elm Bark Balls
(For digestive distress and sore throat)
Due to its high mucilage content, slippery elm bark powder is very effective against sore and inflamed mucous membranes. It has been used for centuries to relieve indigestion and the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. It is one of the best agents for combating coughs, scratchy throat, and the common cold.2 This recipe produces balls that can be chewed for relief.
2 Tbsp slippery elm bark powder
1 Tbsp licorice root powder
1 Tbsp echinacea root powder (optional)
8–10 drops food-quality peppermint oil
Raw honey, as needed
Mix all the powders in a shallow bowl; then add the peppermint oil. Add small amounts of raw honey at a time until you obtain a bread dough-like consistency. Pinch off sections of dough the size of marbles, and roll into small balls. To prevent the balls from sticking to each other during storage, roll each of them in more slippery elm powder or carob powder. You can dry them at room temperature and they will last indefinitely. They can also be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator without drying.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 26 No. 6, “Bodywise (Extension)”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. https://lastgen.net/