Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Time to order bulk herbs

Single bulk herbs are 10% off and it is a great time to start thinking about making some winter remedies to help keep your family healthy. Making your own remedies is very easy and you get so much more for your money.

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                                anti-plagueI have been making Dr. Christopher’s famous Anti-Plague (click link for instructions)  for over 25 years. I used to make it about once every two years, but now we are much healthier and the kids are grown-up, so a batch will easily last me 10 or more years. I have used 12 year old Anti-Plague and it works just as good as a fresh batch! It might sound a bit involved, but just break it down into chunks. I would take 5 days making it and put it together on the last day. Once you make this you will feel empowered to make other things too! Order the herbs and other items to make Anti-Plague.

Elderberry bulkElderberry Syrup (Elder Berry) is a great one to take during flu season. This is easy to make and a great remedy to help keep everyone from getting the flu. Learn how to make Elderberry Syrup.
Learn how to make an alcohol extract.

                                your own ointmentI’ve been making my own BF&C Ointment for over ten years. I found that I was allergic to the beeswax that is in all of the ointments, so I started making my own ointment using coconut oil as the base. I use it on all of my joints and on my face, neck & upper chest area. It’s keeping my skin looking great and Dr Christophers BFC bulkpeople can’t believe that I am now 60! In this blog post I was using a smaller bottle of coconut oil. I now use two 84 oz. bottles of coconut oil from Costco, melt them, split the 16 oz. bag of BF&C cut between two - 2 quart jars and follow the same routine using the dehydrator to heat it for several days to a week. Coconut oil keeps longer than most oils, so it has been a great one to use to make the BF&C ointment.

Here’s a link to our Herbal Calcium kit. It’s easy, just order one of each item, mix them together and you have it! I add it to my smoothie and you really can’t taste it. A great way to get a plant-based calcium for your family. 

I have made other extracts and oils, feel free to email me, or call me. I love to talk to customers and am happy to answer your questions!

Order online at Herbs First or call 801-228-1901 to place your order today!

Wishing you the best as you learn about taking care of your family


How to Make Dr Christopher's Hawthorn Berry Heart Syrup

By Dr. John Christopher

What You Need:
Dried or fresh hawthorn berries
Distilled water
Vegetable glycerin
Grape brandy
Amber/dark brown bottles

1. If you are lucky enough to have a hawthorn tree, pick tons of berries off of your tree or use dried hawthorn berries that you will need to reconstitute with distilled water until they are their natural size. Fill a stainless steel pot with the berries to about 2 inches away from the top of the pot and then pour distilled water over the berries. There should be one inch of water above the berries.

2. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, making sure it never boils. Set the mixture aside in a warm place to steep for 20 minutes.

3. Strain off the liquid and transfer it to a clean container and set it aside. Now mash the simmered and strained berries with a potato masher or some similar utensil.

4. Cover the mashed berries with new distilled water covering
them with an inch of water above them.

5. Simmer these mashed berries and water for 20 minutes, then steep the mixture for 20 minutes, then strain off the liquid as before.

6. Mix this liquid with the liquid from the first straining which was previously set aside and measure the amount of liquid you have. This mixture of the liquids from the two strainings must now be simmered down slowly to 1/4 of its original amount. For example if you had one gallon of liquid, it must be simmered down to one quart.

7. Stir the mixture often while it is simmering down so it will not stick to the bottom of the container and burn. Do not boil. Even if hours are required to reduce the liquid to 1/4 of the original amount, only simmer slowly to do the job correctly. (This is when patience will be your greatest virtue!)

8. When the simmering is finished, measure the now concentrated liquid carefully and then add to it 1/4 of its own volume of pure vegetable glycerin and also 1/4 of its own volume of a good quality grape brandy (Christian Brothers or some comparable brand name) and mix together. For example, if the liquid concentrate after simmering measures 1 quart, then add 1 cup of the glycerin and 1 cup of the brandy.

9. Pour the mixture into dark brown glass bottles, date and label. If desired, when the bottle is tightly sealed, you can turn the bottle upside down and dip the top in melted sealing wax.
You can keep this formula for years at household temperatures. The dosage is 1/2 tsp 3 times a day. It is best taken over a period of several months or years to achieve results, being a tonic formula. Appropriate for all ages.

After you make your own hawthorn berry syrup, you will have a very powerful, healing syrup for yourself and your family.

Everyone could benefit from this syrup, and it tastes so good too! It’s rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants, nutrients, and active compounds that can truly help transform your heart over time.

Order online at Herbs First or call 801-228-1901 to place your order today!

Wishing you the best as you learn about taking care of your family!