In the summer heat, it doesn’t hurt to have all the tricks of the trade at our disposal. Native people used the creosote bush, sometimes referred to as chaparral, for regulating body temperature. Creosote can survive in drought conditions in the desert. And there is no mistake that a plant that thrives in the dessert would benefit heat-related issues. Use this medicinal plant as follows.
How to Use Creosote
Steep a small part of the plant (leaves and twigs, flowers okay too) covered in cold or warm water for one hour. Then, drink prior to being out in the summer heat. As an added bonus, you may even cleanse some toxins out of your body.
This herb happens to be very bitter. Therefore, a little bit goes a long way. It is not recommended to consume large amounts of this tea.*
You may also choose to steep a gallon of tea and add it to a cool bath if you experience heat exhaustion. In addition, creosote has been used for skin conditions including basil cell, warts, eczema, and more. For natural skin salves, see Simple Nature Skincare solutions.
*Note: if you have liver disease, avoid drinking large quantities of creosote. Please consult with a medical professional prior to introducing lifestyle or diet changes (including herbal medicine).
Linda J. Curry is an author, speaker and teacher in the areas of spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. After escaping corporate America, struggling with health challenges and persevering, Linda dove head first into many healing modalities including herbalism, and plant-based culinary arts where she established True Balance Wellness, LLC in 2008. Linda has appeared on television, authored numerous books and articles, and worked as a raw food chef at an alternative cancer center. Linda’s motto, “Attaining health one bite at a time,” is achieved through simplifying health and growth strategies through wisdom, compassion and acceptance. Linda is passionate about helping others cultivate a balanced path to wellness through books, speaking engagements, classes, consultations, and is pleased to offer her very own handcrafted skincare solutions. TrueBalanceWellness.com LindaCurry.com