My grandma makes cough syrup with rosehips, works a lot better than otc stuff. I did see an herbologist on vacation once when I was battling kidney stones (perfect timing for vaca) and she gave me a bag of stuff to brew into a tea, smelled like alfalfa to me but whatever it was helped me pass them the next day. I'd been following dr's orders & rx stuff for 7 weeks prior to that. That's the extent of my home remedy knowledge. I think there is some validity to it but I don't know enough about it to trust or try too much.
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