Richard Whelan ~ Medical Herbalist ~ Slippery Elm Slippery elm bark is a very valuable remedial agent in mucous inflammations of the lungs, bowels, stomach, bladder, or kidneys. It is also highly beneficial in diarrhoea, dysentery, coughs, pleurisy, strangury, and sore throat, in all of which it tends powerfully to allay the inflammation.
The six meridians on the arm all either begin or end at the tips of the fingers. These are great points to work on yourself and very easy to massage on other people. Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!
Marshmallow plant- ( Althaea officinalis) Several centuries ago, a very chic dessert called pate de guimauve was made by grinding the root and adding the resulting powder to beaten egg whites and sugar. The end result, served at many a royal dinner, was also known as marsh-mellows. The plant is native to Europe, but it can now be found growing in most moist spots worldwide.
Colds & Sore Throat: 1 1/2 c coconut oil softened, 1/2 c raw honey, 25 drops thieves essential oil and 15 drops lemon essential oil. Eat it by the spoonful as often as desired when feeling cold or flu symptoms. Not recommended for babies under 1 year because of the honey.