Lifestyles….. By Estelia
Windowsill Medicine: It’s been said that four easy-to-grow herbs – lemon balm, peppermint, sage and thyme – can treat minor ills almost instantly. All you need are organic plants and a sunny windowsill. Savor the bracing aroma as you steep your healing teas. Use about 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herb (or try a combination) to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and steep 5 to 10 minutes before sipping. Drink a cup 2 or 3 times a day as needed.
- Lemon Balm: To treat anxiety, mild insomnia and tension headaches
- Peppermint: To treat nausea, flatulence, indigestion and tension headaches
- Sage: To treat hot flashes, night sweats, fever and sore throat (use as a gargle)
- Thyme: To treat cough, congestion and bronchitis.