Kitchen Apothecary for:

Basil, Fennel, Parsley, Tarragon, Black tea, Thyme
Arthritis, Rheumatism or Gout:
Apple cider vinegar, Avocado, Cayenne, Celery seeds, Cloves, Parsley, Pineapple, Rosemary, Turmeric.
Anise, Berries, Cranberry, Coffee, Tea, Foods rich in Vitamin C.
Bladder infections:
Berries, Lemon juice, Parsley, Yogurt, Water
 Apple cider Vinegar, Baking soda, Garlic, Raw honey, Okra.
Insect Bites:
Basil, (Cayenne), Clove, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme. (Citrus oils to repel)
Berries, Cayenne, Clove, Garlic, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Yogurt.
High Cholesterol:
Fiber:  Oat bran, barley, beans, Carrots, Artichoke, Avocado, Celery, Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Fenugreek, Shitake Mushrooms.
Colds & Flu:
Cayenne, Citrus fruits, Cloves, Garlic, Ginger, Honey, Onion, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme.
Potato, Chamomile, Thyme
Cayenne, Fiber (Brans, Chia, Prunes, Flax), Water
Apple sauce, Black tea, Pomegranate
Anise, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger, Sage, Thyme,
Bay Leaves, Cayenne, Cloves, Rosemary.
Hot milk, or Almond milk and Clove.  An eyepillow.
Menstrual Cramps:
Celery, Ginger
Cayenne, Cloves, Ginger, Garlic, Lemon juice, Pumpkin seeds, Pomegranate seeds, Papaya, Pineapple, Turmeric
Sore Throat:
Anise, Cayenne, Clove, Ginger, Honey, Lemon, Thyme
Berries, Celery, Clove, Oatmeal, Rosemary.
Exercise!!! Foods rich in B6: 
Beans, Asparagus, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Okra, Bananas, Brussels sprouts, Squash, Kale, Radishes
Swelling and Inflammation:
Ginger, Ice, Pineapple, Turmeric (Edema:  Celery, Parsley)
Viral Infections:
Cloves, Garlic, Lemon, Oregano, Thyme, Shittake Mushrooms.

c. 2004 Lata C.  Kennedy
Kitchen Apothecary

Herbs:  Anise, Basil, Bay, Cayenne, Celery Seeds,  Cloves, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Turmeric,
Pantry Items:  Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Honey, Oatmeal, Olive, Grapeseed, or Coconut oil, Salt
Vegetables and Fruits:  Avocado, Bananas, Celery, Citrus, Onions, Lettuce,  Pineapple, Pomegranates, Potatoes,
Other Items:  Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice, Milk, Yogurt


Disinfectant wash:
(Mouthwash) (When in doubt if the drinking water is contaminated)  An infusion of equal parts of Rosemary and Thyme.  (2 pints of filtered water to  1/2 ounce of both herbs.)  To make an analgesic disinfectant wash, add a pint of Clove bud infusion.
Electrolyte drink (to prevent dehydration):
 To  8 ounces of filtered  water, add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda , a pinch of salt, lemon juice, honey,(*no honey for babies) maple syrup or sugar to taste.
Cold and Flu tea:
Boil four tablespoons of cut fresh ginger root in 4 cups of filtered water, squeeze 1/2 a lemon in a cup and add a pinch of cayenne pepper before pouring the hot ginger tea into it.  Drinking this tea clears the sinuses, and lungs of congestion, stimulates circulation and calms the digestive tract.
Lice Wash:
Mix equal parts of infusion of Thyme with Apple Cider Vinegar.  Massage into scalp and rinse hair with it.

Thyme Salve for skin:
  To 2 cups Ghee, (Coconut oil or Grape seed oil), add 2 handfuls of Thyme, saute for about 5 minutes on medium heat, Turn off stove.  Let sit covered for an hour, strain out the thyme bits through a sieve, reheat the liquid and grate approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of beeswax and blend it in.  Pour into wide mouth glass jars, allow to set.   This can be used on blemishes, cuts, scrapes, wounds etc.

Thyme Honey:
 Add chopped Thyme leaves to hot honey, let steep, decant.
Therapeutic brandy tinctures:  
Add 1 ounce Oregano to 1 Pint of brandy, steep for four weeks, decant. Use in teaspoonfuls.  Oregano is antiseptic, applied locally to cuts and stings, stimulating to the circulatory system and helps fight colds and flus.
Therapeutic oils:
Infuse fresh plant material in the oil of your choice for 6 weeks. Set up the herbs for infusing on a new moon and decant when the moon is full.  I always use grape seed oil as it is most stable.  Infused oils are great in cooking, but also very effective when used externally for cuts, bruises, sprains, broken bones, swellings, rheumatism as well as for many other ailments.
 Infuse fresh plant material in Rice, Wine, or Apple Cider Vinegar.  My favorite is Apple Cider vinegar. Vinegars don’t last that long (6 months, max.), and they are excellent because they draw out minerals very well.  Infuse culinary herbs in Vinegars to make healthy salad dressings etc.
 To make a salve using an ounce of infused oil, simply melt and stir in 1/8 ounce of beeswax, then let harden.  For a thicker consistency add more or add less beeswax for thinner.  

c.2004 Lata C. Kennedy