"Mother Thyme," used by Eleanor of Aquitaine, was drank for uterine disorders and was said to control heavy menstrual flow. Steep a tablespoon of dried leaves in one cup boiling water ~ strain out the leaves and sip to relieve flow. Pregnant women should avoid it as it may cause contractions.
Pink Eye ~ Rinse your eyes with warm milk for inflammation or use a hot poultice of strawberry leaves .~ Witch Hazel leaf tea will reduce puffiness and redness as well. I use Boric Acid Powder dissolved in warm water ~ Hydrogen Borate ~ cotton ball soaked to clean the eye ~ inexpensive from any drug store. This infection may require a physician. HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS http://youtu.be/RUaqBWUSR_g
When I was pregnant with my daughter (who is now 3), I got strep throat. It was awful. If you've ever had strep, you know the horrid knives-in-your-throat feeling I'm referring to. Ugh. I shudder just to think about it again. I do my best to avoid antibiotics quite stringently. B