The Handbook of Vintage Remedies
by Jessie Hawkins, MH
This 270 page handbook is cram-packed with natural remedies for everything from ADHD to yeast infections. Written and organized in user-friendly style, you’re sure to find yourself thumbing through it time and time again as you take care of yourself and your family. Wondering what to do, when your child is complaining of an earache? You’ll find answers here. Looking for recipes to make your own bug repellent spray? They’re in here too.
Plus, I loved Jessie’s handy list for stocking your own herbal medicine chest and the recipes in back for natural household cleaners and bath products. This book really does cover it all with a practical and trustworthy approach.
I found a really interesting tidbit in the Cold/Flu section that seems especially timely with Easter (and the accompanying candy approaching). Jessie says,
“Additionally, I find it a strange coincidence that the winter viral season often begins right around the time Halloween candy is distributed and often ends right after New Year’s or Valentine’s Day. During these closely set holidays, we are prone to indulge in extra sugary treats. Sugar products lower our immune systems by up to 40% for up to 4 hours after intake. When we combine a decrease in immune function with close indoor interaction with other individuals (and their assorted germs) and other holiday stresses, it really is difficult to wonder why we become ill every year around this time.”
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
I think you’ll find yourself thinking that about the whole book. You’ll want to have your pen and a highlighter handy so you can mark the pages as needed and make your list for your next trip to the health food store.
You’ll find a wealth of other helpful information as well as ordering information on Jessie’s website. www.VintageRemedies.com