Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More on Natural Healing, start with these formulas

Last week we talked about the fact that more people are using natural medicine than ever before due to the high cost of medical care, job loss, etc. Over the years as I learn more about herbs and become more and more comfortable with treating problems myself, I come to realize the huge sense of satisfaction that it has given me. This doesn’t happen overnight, but little by little as we learn about and use the formulas to treat ailments and the success that we have in using them. When we remodeled our kitchen a few years back I had a cabinet made especially for the herbs and have enjoyed having what we need on hand at any given time. People will gasp when I open the cabinet, because there is so much in there. I call it my Pharmacy and it is available 24/7. I love seeing my kids open the cabinet and picking out what they need. Makes me feel good to know that they have grown up learning how to use these great formulas. For people that have very little experience using herbs start small and build from there.

Families with infants and children in the home start with these great formulas:

Kid-e-Col, colic & teething

Kid-e-Mune, immune stimulant formula - use at the first sign of a cold

Kid-e-Reg, for constipation

Kid-e-Well, designed to balance a fever during illness

Herbal Cough Syrup - very strong herbal formula for everyone

Herbal Ear Drops - ear infection, for infants, kids & adults

This is a great start for adults:

Complete Tissue & Bone Formula - sore muscles, sprains, sore joints, broken bones, etc.

Gas-Eze - Gas, indigestion

Herbal Cough Syrup - very strong herbal formula for everyone

Herbal Ear Drops - ear infection, for infants, kids & adults

Immucalm - allergic reactions, arthritis flare ups

Immune System Formula - take at first sign of cold

Infection Formula - if you didn’t catch the cold fast enough add this one

Lower Bowel Formula - constipation, works as a corrective

Must have ointments:

Complete Tissue Ointment - use on cuts, scrapes, burns, sore muscles, etc.

Glandular System Massage Oil with X-Plague - add up to 30 drops of X-Plague per ounce of Glandular Massage Oil, rub on neck and feet at any sign of sickness, sore throat, etc.

Stings & Bites Ointment - great for bug bites

That’s a pretty good start list, if you don’t have young children then omit the children’s formulas. I like to keep the Herbal Ear Drops on hand since ear infections can be quite painful and best to have something you don’t need than need it and not have it. Learn to use these formulas and then branch out from there. As you can see, my cupboard is full and I stock a lot more than just the above items.

We have the Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living book back in stock. This book is by Sandra Ellis a midwife and master herbalist with a very large family. She has experienced many health problems within the family and talks about all of them in full in the book. This is a great read, plus a great book to learn from. Sandra teaches at the School of Natural Healing.

We hope you will enjoy getting to know the great herbal formulas that we have available at Herbs First. We will be happy to assist you in placing your order. The phone lines are open, give us a call - 801-228-1901.

You can purchase Dr. Christopher's Formulas and other great healing products at Herbs First.


  1. This medicine cabinet is fantastic! Did you convert and existing cupboard or buy it like this? I would love to have my husband make one for us.

  2. HI Beth, we remodeled our kitchen and designed that cabinet. I think you could rework an existing cabinet without too much difficulty. It is soooo nice to have a dedicated place for the herbs. We got the Western Botanicals after we had built it and they don't fit in the sides, too big! They were made for the Christopher bottles.