Melilot

From our list of ailments, see what Melilot can be used for: Swelling Natural Remedies using Melilot Wear and tear is a normal part of living and aging. Much of it results from damage by free radicals, according to Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In the 1950s Harman proposed the free-radical theory of aging—that these hazardous molecules chip away at the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), proteins, and fats in cells. The cumulative effect is less efficient cell performance and decreased activity of organs, reflected in a weaker heart and weaker lungs, as but two examples. Sometimes free-radical mutations of DNA lead to vastly different cell behavior, such as that of cancer cells. Swelling The Benefit of using Melilot as a natural cure Swelling

Solomons Seal

From our list of ailments, see what Solomons Seal can be used for: Inflammation Natural Remedies using Solomons Seal The real cause of a cold, however, is the toxic condition of the body brought about by wrong feeding habits such as an excessive intake of starch, carbohydrates, proteins and other acid-forming foods. A cold is, therefore, nature’s simplest way of expelling toxic waste from the human system. The duration of the cold will depend on the amount of poisons accumulated in the body and the rapidity with which they are expelled. Inflammation The Benefit of using Solomons Seal as a natural cure Inflammation

Witch Hazel

From our list of ailments, see what Witch Hazel can be used for: Acne Anal Fissures Canker Sores Cold Sores Cuts Diaper Rash Eczema Hemorrhoids Hives Insect Bites Stings Itching Piles Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Witch Hazel Activities (Witch Hazel) — Alterative (f; CRC); Analgesic (1; DEM; MAB); Antiaging (1; MAB); Antiaggregant (1; MAB); Antiedemic (1; MAB); Antierythemic (1; MAB; SHT); Antihemorrhagic (3; CAN; KOM); Antiherpetic (1; MAB); Antiinflammatory (2; CAN; KOM; PH2); Antileukotriene (1; MAB); Antimutagenic (1; MAB); Antioxidant (1; MAB); Antiphlebitic (1; BGB); Antipyretic (1; APA; CRC); Antiseptic (f; CRC); Anti-UV (1; MAB); Antiviral (1; MAB); Antiwrinkle (1; MAB); Aperitif (f; DEM); Aphrodisiac (f; MIC); Astringent (1; APA; CRC; FAD; PH2; SHT); Carcinogen (1; CRC); Collyrium (f; CRC); Depurative (f; DEM); Hemostat (2; FAD; KOM; PH2; SHT); Panacea (f; DEM); Sedative (f; CRC); Sunscreen (1; MAB); Tonic (1; CRC; MAB); Many liniments use isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol as a menstruum, but witch hazel, grain alcohol, or vinegar can also be used. To make a liniment, place the herbs in a clean glass jar, and then add the menstruum. Close the jar tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place for Read More …

Yohimbe

From our list of ailments, see what Yohimbe can be used for: Impotence Natural Remedies using Yohimbe Activities (Yohimbe) — Alpha-2-Adrenergic Inhibitor (1; APA); Anabolic (f; BGB; HH3); Analgesic (1; PH2); Anesthetic (1; CRC; HHB); Antiadrenergic (1; CRC); Antidepressant (1; HH3); Anxiogenic (f; APA); Aphrodisiac (1; APA; CRC; HHB; MAD); Calcium Antagonist (1; HH3); Cardiodepressant (1; CRC); CNS Stimulant (1; APA); Epinephrinergic (1; PH2); Hallucinogenic (1; APA; CRC); Hypertensive (f; BGB); Hypnotic (f; CRC); Hypotensive (1; APA; CRC; PH2); Lactagogue (1; MAD); MAOI (1; APA; CRC; HH3; SKY); Mydriatic (1; BGB; CRC; PH2); Poison (1; CRC); SSRI (1; HH3); Sialagogue (1; PH2); Stimulant (f; CRC); Sympatholytic (1; PH2); Vasodilator (1; APA; SKY). Dosages (Yohimbe) — Do not take it except under a doctor’s advice (APA); 0.5 g individual, up to 3–10 g bark/day (HHB); 1 oz bark/2 cups water, average dose = 500 mg bark (JAD); 2–4 ml liquid bark extract (PNC); 5–10 drops bark tincture 3 ×/day (SKY); 5–6 mg yohimbine 3–4 ×/day (AHP); 5 mg yohimbine 3 ×/day (MAD); 15–30 mg yohimbine/day (SKY); 10 mg 3 ×/daily/8 Impotence The Benefit of using Yohimbe as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Yohimbe) — Class 2d. CNS-stimulant. Not Read More …

Konjac Root

From our list of ailments, see what Konjac Root can be used for: Eczema Natural Remedies using Konjac Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Konjac) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PHR). May cause diarrhea. Severe esophageal obstructions reported for glucomannan tablets K Eczema The Benefit of using Konjac Root as a natural cure Eczema

Cassia

From our list of ailments, see what Cassia can be used for: Anuria Circulation Poor Natural Remedies using Cassia Although most markets sell cassia rather than true cinnamon, the cook who finds the true spice may use it interchangeably with cassia. It is most often used to flavor pastries, desserts and beverages such as hot chocolate and coffee. Activities (Indian Cassia) — Alexeteric (f; KAB); Alterative (f; MBB); Antidote, opium (f; DEP); Antisialagogue (f; KAB); Astringent (f; SUW); Bitter (f; MBB); Carminative (f; DEP; KAB; SUW; I Anuria, Circulation Poor The Benefit of using Cassia as a natural cure True cinnamon is not the same as the ‘cinnamon,” also called cassia, with which most cooks are familiar. True cinnamon is derived from the bark of a tree that is native to Sri Lanka. dermatosis. In toothpaste, it can cause sensitivity (DAD). Sensitized and sensitive justifiable chemophobes may develop dermatosis using mouthwash, perfume, soap, or toothpaste flavored with camphor, cassia, or cinnamon (FNF; RIN). May reduce activity of tetracycline (WHO). Extracts (Sicklepod) — Torachrysone, toralactone, aloe-emodin, rhein, and emodin were antibacterial against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus. Antibacterial MIC = 2–64 µg/ml (X10478467); antistaphylococcic MIC = 2–64 µg/ml (X10478467). Alaternin and two naphthopyrone glycosides, Read More …

Inula

From our list of ailments, see what Inula can be used for: Bronchitis Chest Congestion Coughs Emphysema Fever Lungs Respiratory Problems Tuberculosis Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Inula I have found elderflower tea to be more effective in nipping a cold in the bud than echinacea, and it is certainly a cheaper option. However, I know plenty of people who use echinacea in larger doses at the onset of symptoms and get good results (a large dose is 5ml 3 times a day of 1:5 tincture, while a long-term-use adult dose is 1-2ml 3 times a day of 1:5 tincture). By careful experimenting you can find out what works best for you. Bronchitis, Chest Congestion, Coughs, Emphysema, Fever, Lungs, Respiratory Problems, Tuberculosis, Water Retention, Worms The Benefit of using Inula as a natural cure Bronchitis Chest Congestion Coughs Emphysema Fever Lungs Respiratory Problems Tuberculosis Water Retention Worms

Probiotics

From our list of ailments, see what Probiotics can be used for: Colitis Natural Remedies using Probiotics Fermented foods abound with probiotics and these are often available in health food stores or even some supermarkets. You can also ferment your own food at home. Some high probiotic ingredients to try include: Adding healthy gut microorganisms to your system is something you can do any time. You can’t overdose on probiotics. However, there are certain conditions that may warrant extras. Colitis The Benefit of using Probiotics as a natural cure Certain health conditions have been greatly improved through the use of a plant based diet. However, specific foods may be more beneficial than others when trying to get rid of a disease or condition. While you should always try to increase your intake of enzymes and probiotics, you may be able to speed up the healing process in some situations by adjusting your diet. Probiotics are live bacteria that are found in fermented foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and pickles made through fermentation. You can also take probiotics in powdered or pill form, if you prefer, though most people prefer diet based options. Raspberry leaf is a gentle astringent for the Read More …

Topical Garlic

From our list of ailments, see what Topical Garlic can be used for: Boils Natural Remedies using Topical Garlic fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might best be relegated to topical uses, Read More …

Vitamin D

From our list of ailments, see what Vitamin D can be used for: CrohnS Natural Remedies using Vitamin D Proteins and vitamin C are necessary for the development of a healthy bone metrix. Vitamin D, calcium, phosphorous and the essential trace minerals are essential for healthy bones. Foods that have been processed for storage to avoid spoiling have few nutrients and should be eliminated from the diet. Vitamin C has proved helpful in relieving low-back pain and averting spinal disc operations. When one or more of the essential amino acids are left out of the diet, symptoms similar to those of vitamin deficiencies may be experienced such as low blood pressure, anaemia, poor muscle tone, slow heaing of wounds, loss of weight, poor resistance to infections and bloodshot eyes. CrohnS The Benefit of using Vitamin D as a natural cure Brief exposures to sunlight (fifteen to thirty minutes daily) stimulate the body’s production of vitamin D, and people living or working in sunny climates may produce more than 10,000 IU daily. According to Hayes, a very high dose—4,000 IU daily—may be required to achieve normal levels of the vitamin among people who do not receive sunlight. these drugs also reduce Read More …

Tinnitus

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Tinnitus: White Oak Bark Natural Cures and Remedies for Tinnitus DEM); Toothache (f; CAN); Tinnitus (f; CAN); Tumor (1; TRA); Vertigo (f; AKT; CAN); Vomiting (1; AKT); Worm (f; CRC; FAD; PNC); Wound (f; PHR; PH2); Yeast (1; HH3). Indications (Asiatic Dogwood) — Allergy (1; DAA); Arthrosis (f; DAA; PH2); Backache (f; DAA; PH2); Bacteria (1; DAA); Cancer (f; DAA); Diabetes (f; DAA); Dysuria (f; DAA); Fever (f; DAA); Hepatosis (f; DAA; PH2); High Blood Pressure (1; DAA; PH2); Hyperhydrosis (f; PH2); Impotence (f; DAA; PH2); Lumbago (f; DAA; PH2); Malaria (f; DAA); Menorrhagia (f; DAA); Metrorrhagia (f; DAA); Nephrosis (f; PH2); Night Sweats (f; DAA; PH2); Pain (f; PH2); Polyuria (f; DAA); Sciatica (f; PH2); Spermatorrhea (f; DAA; PH2); Staphylococcus (1; DAA); Stone (f; DAA); Tinnitus (f; DAA; PH2); Vertigo (f; PH2); Water Retention (1; DAA; PH2). White Oak Bark Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Bearberry) — Class 2b, 2d. Contraindicated in kidney disorders, irritated digestive conditions, acidic urine; not for prolonged used (AHP; AEH; WAM). Hepatosis, nausea, nephrosis, stomachache, vomiting. Use no more than 1 week, unless otherwise directed by physician. Not recommended for children, lactating, Read More …

Bromelain

From our list of ailments, see what Bromelain can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Backache Blood Pressure Bronchitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chest Congestion Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Colds and Flu Colitis Coughs Diabetes Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Emphysema Flu Virus GERD Gout Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Indigestion Inflammation Influenza Joint Pain Lungs Muscle Cramps/Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Sciatica Sore Throat Stomach Upset Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using Bromelain A friend recommended that Anita consult with Judy A. Hutt, N.D., a naturopathic physician in Tucson, Arizona. After a workup Hutt asked Anita to eat a simple, wholesome diet similar to the Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan. Anita began eating more fish, chicken, turkey, and vegetables, while avoiding processed foods, soft drinks, coffee, and dairy products. Hutt also asked her to take several anti-inflammatory supplements, including fish oil capsules (1,000 mg twice daily), as well as ginger, turmeric, and bromelain. Activities (Bromelain) — Antiaggregant (2; KOM); Antibacterial (1; BGB); Antiedemic (2; BGB; KOM); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; BGB); Antitumor (1; BGB); Digestive (1; APA); Fibrinolytic (1; BGB); Proteolytic (1; APA). Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chest Read More …

Devils Claw

From our list of ailments, see what Devils Claw can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Backache Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fever Gall Bladder Gout Hardening of the Arteries Indigestion Inflammation Joint Pain Kidney Muscles Pain Sciatica Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Water Retention Natural Remedies using Devils Claw Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Borrachero) — ‘Said to induce insensibility, hallucinations, and madness” (CRC). Appetite Lack of, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Fever, Gall Bladder, Gout, Hardening of the Arteries, Indigestion, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Kidney, Muscles, Pain, Sciatica, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Water Retention The Benefit of using Devils Claw as a natural cure Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dyspepsia Gall Bladder Hardening of the Arteries Inflammation Kidney Pain Stomach Upset Water Retention

Grapeseed

From our list of ailments, see what Grapeseed can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Backache Blood Pressure Bruises Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Eyes Forgetfulness Glaucoma Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Inflammation Joint Pain Memory Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Sciatica Tooth Decay Natural Remedies using Grapeseed Do you or your significant other cook with corn, peanut, sunflower, safflower, or soy oil (as opposed to olive or grapeseed oil)? I love making herbal oils. When infused in oil, herbs create the most lovely colors and scents, and there are so many ways to use them. Herbal oils are made of herbs infused into a base such as olive, almond, avocado, jojoba, grapeseed, apricot, or castor oil. Not to be confused with essential oils, which are made through a distillation process that captures the volatile oils of an herb, medicinal herbal oils extract all the physical constituents of a plant into the oil medium. ADD and ADHD, Alzheimers Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bruises, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Eyes, Forgetfulness, Glaucoma, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Read More …

Horehound

From our list of ailments, see what Horehound can be used for: Allergies Asthma Bronchitis Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Coughs Emphysema Fever Flu Virus Gas Flatulence Hay Fever Influenza Lungs Pain Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Sore Throat Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Horehound You also need to keep in mind the herb-to-wa-ter ratio: 1 part herb to 5 parts water. Remember that weight ounces are di?erent from fluid ounces, and don’t confuse weight measurements with volume measurements. For example, if you weigh 1 ounce of horehound leaf, you must put it into a measuring cup and measure the volume to determine how much water to add. So if the horehound measures 6 ounces in the measuring cup, you’ll add 30 ounces of water (6 × 5 = 30). Distilled water is best, because it does not contain trace minerals that can contaminate the syrup. complaints simultaneously. First the bitters stim-ulate secretions that thin and break apart thick phlegm to help rid it from the body. Within these secretions are new healthy immune fighter cells, which target the bacterial or viral invader. Hore – hound’s diaphoretic action opens up the skin to allow perspiration to flow freely. And tannins ensure Read More …

Hyssop

From our list of ailments, see what Hyssop can be used for: Bronchitis Detoxification Fever Flu Virus Obesity Natural Remedies using Hyssop Dosages (Hedge Hyssop) — 0.3 g/cup herb tea (HHB; PH2); 0.15–0.3 g powdered herb or decoction thereof (MAD). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hyssop) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic (AHP).’Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Not to be used by pregnant women (WAM). Bronchitis, Detoxification, Fever, Flu Virus, Obesity The Benefit of using Hyssop as a natural cure Dosages (Hyssop) — 1–2 tsp herb/cup water up to 3 ×/day (APA); 2 tsp (55.8 g) herb in tea (MAD); herb mashed in honey taken several ×/day for worms (JFM); handful of herb boiled in 0.25 liter for toothache, applied topically (JFM); 2–4 ml liquid herb extract (APA; PNC); 445 mg capsules (PH2); 1–2 drop EO as expectorant (WOI). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hedge Hyssop) — ‘Hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Cucurbitacins very irritant to mucous membranes. Overdosage can cause diuresis, even anuria, and finally, circulatory collapse, colic, and cramps. Fatalities rare; after cramps, circulatory collapse, and paralysis (PH2). Use can cause bloody stools and kidney irritation (EFS). Hyssop Read More …

Kola Nut

From our list of ailments, see what Kola Nut can be used for: Anxiety Backache Depression Mild Diarrhea Fatigue Headache Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Headaches Nervous Conditions Obesity Pain Restlessness Tension Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Kola Nut Activities (Kola Nuts) — Anorectic (1; CRC); Antiviral (1; CRC); Aphrodisiac (f; CRC); Cardiotonic (1; CRC); CNS-Stimulant (1; CRC); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (1; CRC); Masticatory (f; CRC); Nervine (1; CRC); Stimulant (1; CRC); Tonic (1; CRC). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kola Nuts) — ‘Caffeine in large doses is reported to be carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic. Caffeine is also viricidal, suppressing the growth of polio, influenza, herpes simplex, and vaccinia viruses, but not Japanese encephalitis virus, Newcastle disease, virus, and type 2 adenovirus. In 1978, an FDA advisory panel concluded that caffeine, as it is added to cola soft drinks, should be subject to a more restrictive regulatory approach. Anxiety, Backache, Depression Mild, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Headache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Headaches, Nervous Conditions, Obesity, Pain, Restlessness, Tension, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Kola Nut as a natural cure Anxiety Backache Depression Mild Diarrhea Fatigue Headache Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Headaches Nervous Conditions Obesity Pain Restlessness Tension Travelers Diarrhea

Oregano

From our list of ailments, see what Oregano can be used for: Heart Natural Remedies using Oregano Cuban oregano is a perennial herb with a strong flavor, just like oregano.  Cuban oregano is used in cooking and for medicinal purposes.  It has both antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  You can learn more about cuban oregano here. The seeds of the nigella plant are used in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. The seeds are small, black, and combine the tastes of oregano, black pepper and onion. Heart The Benefit of using Oregano as a natural cure Most taco seasonings share the ingredients of oregano, chili peppers, black pepper, cumin, garlic and onion. Other spices are added according to the taste of the preparer. The seasoning blend is usually added during the cooking of the meat that will be used for the taco, although some diners also like to sprinkle it on during the assembly of the taco. This common culinary herb may be one of the overlooked reasons why the traditional Greek and Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Oregano (Origanum vulgare), a member of the mint family, contains a large number of anti-inflammatory Read More …

Pelargonium

From our list of ailments, see what Pelargonium can be used for: Bronchitis Natural Remedies using Pelargonium is not the best choice. It will try to stimulate an exhausted gland and make you feel quite jumpy, like you’ve had more than enough co?ee. It’s like trying to jump-start an empty car battery: your engine might turn over, but you are running on false fumes. Bronchitis The Benefit of using Pelargonium as a natural cure Bronchitis

Pomegranate Juice

From our list of ailments, see what Pomegranate Juice can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Pomegranate Juice Extracts (Pomegranate) — Bark extract (with casuarinin, ellagitannin, and punicortein C, cytotoxic to melanoma (ED50=2-4 µg/ml cf

Sassafras

From our list of ailments, see what Sassafras can be used for: Gout Natural Remedies using Sassafras extracts elicit ataxia, CNS depression, hypersensitivity to touch, and hypothermia in mice. Oil used as an antiseptic, carminative, and pediculicide. Reportedly hallucinogenic. High doses may cause spasm followed by paralysis. Safrole reportedly induces both cytochrome P-488 and P-450 activity, and both induces and inhibits hepatic microsomal enzymes, with activity falling after the onset of hepatic toxicity. Putting the risks into perspective, CAN notes that levels of 0.66 mg/kg may prove hazardous to humans, and a cup of tea may provide nearly five times that much. I prefer my perspective based on Bruce Ames’s Herp Index, in which one learns that sassafras tea for its safrole is 1/ th as carcinogenic as beer for its ethanol. Synonyms: Laurus albida Nutt., Sassafras officinale Nees & C. H. Eberm., S. variifolium (Salisb.) Kuntze. Gout The Benefit of using Sassafras as a natural cure According to Rinzler, chavicine, piperidine, and piperine are all diaphoretic (but none of them were in my database at home as such) (RIN). Ayurvedics often prescribe black pepper in a synergistic triad called trikatu, with ginger and long pepper (DEP). In addition to Read More …

Cats Claw

From our list of ailments, see what Cats Claw can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Arthritis Circulation Colds and Flu Diarrhea Digestion Flu Virus Hives Immune System Immunity Influenza Mononucleosis Ulcers Viral Conditions Infections Natural Remedies using Cats Claw Perhaps the best and safest over-the-counter allergy medication is cromolyn sodium, sold under the brand name NasalCrom. Cromolyn sodium is actually a synthetic flavonoid. It works by desensitizing cells in the nasal cavity that would otherwise react to an allergen and appears to have no systemic side effects, an effect that has similarities to the natural flavonoids in vegetables and fruit. NasalCrom is a nasal spray, and it is most effective when used several times a day, starting two weeks before pollen exposure. It also may help in dealing with allergies to cats and dogs. Other advantages to NasalCrom are that it is nonsedating and its activity appears limited to nasal tissues. Research in France found that 100 mg of 5-HTP resulted in significant improvement in the sleep of people described as “mildly insomniac.” A Norwegian scientist examining sleep patterns in cats found that 5-HTP had effects on sleep that were similar to those produced by tryptophan. Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Arthritis, Circulation, Read More …

Detoxification

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Detoxification: Barley Grass Beet Root Burdock Root Carrot Dandelion Root Echinacea Angustifolia Echinacea Purpurea Garlic Goldenseal Root Goose Grass Green Tea Honeysuckle Hyssop Kelp Konjac Root Glucomannan Korean Ginseng Licorice Root Milk Thistle Pau Darco Red Clover Sarsaparilla Sheep Sorrel Watercress Yellow Dock Root Yucca Natural Cures and Remedies for Detoxification Most of these free radicals are generated by normal metabolic processes in the body, such as the burning of glucose for energy or the detoxification of dangerous chemicals, such as cigarette smoke. Normally, most of these free radicals are contained in specific chemical reactions, but some do leak out—and additional free radicals may be formed when a person consumes inadequate levels of antioxidants. Optimizes digestive process Chicory shines in its ability to optimize the digestive process, easing the breakdown of food to nutrient or waste. Once this is accomplished, it aids the blood in deliver-ing nutrients to the body and in their absorption into the cells. As a result, the blood has less resid-ual toxins, which reduces stress on the body’s detoxification systems. Barley Grass, Beet Root, Burdock Root, Carrot, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Garlic, Read More …

Ph Levels

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Ph Levels: Barley Grass Hops Natural Cures and Remedies for Ph Levels Physicians and biomedical researchers are starting to appreciate the significance of the Inflammation Syndrome—how many different inflammatory diseases are interrelated. As one example, being overweight significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes, a disease with a strong undercurrent of inflammation. Both overweight and diabetes increase the risk of coronary artery disease, now recognized as being inflammatory in origin. Dr. Lotter remembers a patient who had been on a three month carbohydrate-free diet as part of a program for obsessive eaters. “These people who binge out, they are not bingeing out on carrots, they are not bingeing out on fruits and vegetables, they are bingeing out on carbohydrates. Eating whole loaves of bread. One woman said she had eaten 20,000 calories at one sitting. It is my contention that people who have these extreme eating disorders have physiological low Serotonin levels.   Barley Grass, Hops FAY; KEB; PH2); Pancreatosis (1; KEB); Parasite (1; KEB); Pregnancy (f; APA); Rheumatism (f; MAD); Shingles (f; FAY); Sore (1; APA; CRC; DAA; FAY); Splenosis (f; MAD); Staphylococcus (f; FAY); Stomachache (f; Read More …

Bay

From our list of ailments, see what Bay can be used for: Pain Natural Remedies using Bay Frees system from obstructions and toxins Bay-berry has a particular a?nity for the cardiovas-cular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems when they are overburdened by hardened mucus. Within the heart and cardiovascular system, bayberry works as an astringent and vessel toner, steadily increasing circulation and creating a positive outward flow of blood. Within the gas – trointestinal system, bayberry works as a tonic to resolve damp conditions and promote healthy breakdown and absorption. It pulls together excessive fluids and stimulates the release of toxins. Bayberry makes its way into congested spaces in the body, breaks up the congestion, and releases it. Pain The Benefit of using Bay as a natural cure Activities (Rose Bay) — Abortifacient (1; HH2; WBB); Adaptogen (1; KAP); Analgesic (1; KAP; MPI); Antibacterial (1; WBB; WOI); Anticancer (1; CRC; MPI); Antiedemic (f; MPI); Antiinflammatory (1; KAP; MPI); Antipyretic (1; KAP; MPI); Antiseptic (1; JFM; WBB); Antistress (1; MPI); Antiulcer (1; MPI); Aphrodisiac (1; KAB); Bradycardic (1; MPI); Cardiac (1; BIB; CRC); Cardiotonic (1; BIB; CRC; KAP; WOI); CNS Depressant (1; KAP); Cyanogenic (1; BIB; CRC); Diuretic (1; BIB; CRC; EFS; KAP; Read More …

Damiana

From our list of ailments, see what Damiana can be used for: Bedwetting Cystitis Depression Mild Fatigue Frigidity Impotence Menopause Sexual Desire Impaired Urinary Tract Problems Virility Natural Remedies using Damiana Rose (see page 85), damiana (see page 139), vervain (see page 55): these herbs are gentle mood improvers. Take damiana tincture (for precautions see page 139). Adults: 1-2ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Bedwetting, Cystitis, Depression Mild, Fatigue, Frigidity, Impotence, Menopause, Sexual Desire Impaired, Urinary Tract Problems, Virility The Benefit of using Damiana as a natural cure Damiana is considered a tonic for both the male and female reproductive systems, and can therefore be used in a number of circumstances when these do not function optimally. It seems to possess a mild aphrodisiac action as well as providing a general sense of well-being. Activities (Damiana) — Antiaging (f; APA); Antidepressant (f; APA; SKY); Aphrodisiac (f; APA; CRC; PED; PH2); Cardiotonic (1; HHB); CNS-Depressant (f; CRC); CNS-Stimulant (f; CRC; HHB; LAF); Depurative (f; PED); Diuretic (f; CRC; GMH; PED); Emmenagogue (f; MAD); Contraindications, Indications, and Side Effects (Damiana) — Class 1 (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) ‘No significant Read More …

Fenugreek

From our list of ailments, see what Fenugreek  can be used for: High blood sugar Natural Remedies using Fenugreek  ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause cramps, diaphoresis, dyspnea, nausea, paralysis, vomiting, even death. Side effects include headache, lethargy, salivation, stupor, and vertigo (HH2; PH2). High blood sugar The Benefit of using Fenugreek  as a natural cure High blood sugar

Goldenseal Root

From our list of ailments, see what Goldenseal Root can be used for: Anal Fissures Colds and Flu Constipation Detoxification Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Flu Virus Fungal Infections Genito-Urinary Ailments Heart Disease Hemorrhoids Immunity Indigestion Influenza Irritable Bowel Syndrome Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Mononucleosis Piles Skin Ulcers Sore Throat Stomach Upset Thyroid underactive Tooth Decay Travelers Diarrhea Ulcers Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Goldenseal Root sional deliria” (PH2). The potentially poisonous berberine may cause gastric upset (CAN). Because of alkaloids with uterine stimulant activity, in vitro, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (CAN). Berberine is reportedly mutagenic in yeast cells and Ames test (intercalation into the DNA). PH2 assigns the toxicity more to hydrastine than to berberine, perhaps making barberry and oregon grape look like safer alternatives, with the benefit of the MDR-inhibitor methoxyhyd-nocarpine. ‘The hydrastine component appears to be the toxic component in goldenseal” (PH2). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Oregon Grape) — Class 2b. Canada requires bilingual warning against use during pregnancy (AHP). ‘Not allowed as a non-medicinal ingredient in oral use products in Canada” (Michols, 1995). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Read More …

Hemp Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Hemp Oil can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Bladder Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Bowels Bronchitis Cardiovascular Cramps Depression Diabetes Diarrhea Digestion Gallbladder Heart High Blood Pressure Immune System Indigestion Insomnia Kidney Migraine Muscles Nausea Nervous System Pain Pancreas Prostate Skin Issues Stomach Stress Strokes Tendinitis Urinary Natural Remedies using Hemp Oil Essential oils should be used only for external applications. You can use almond, sunflower or hemp oil as carrier oils and dilute 5-20 drops of essential oil per 50ml of the carrier oil or 50g of the cream base. I generally recommend using essential oils in a bath, varying the amount according to age: ADD and ADHD, Alzheimers Disease, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Bladder, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Bowels, Bronchitis, Cardiovascular, Cramps, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestion, Gallbladder, Heart, High Blood Pressure, Immune System, Indigestion, Insomnia, Kidney, Migraine, Muscles, Nausea, Nervous System, Pain, Pancreas, Prostate, Skin Issues, Stomach, Stress, Strokes, Tendinitis, Urinary The Benefit of using Hemp Oil as a natural cure ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Bladder Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Bowels Bronchitis Cardiovascular Cramps Depression Diabetes Diarrhea Read More …

Lobelia

From our list of ailments, see what Lobelia can be used for: Allergies Asthma Bronchitis Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Coughs Emphysema Flu Virus Hay Fever Influenza Lungs Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Sore Throat Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Lobelia Purifies the stomach We can give credit to Amer – ican herbalist Samuel omson (1769–1843) for our understanding of the value and principles of lobelia for stomach purification. Successive small doses (not enough to cause vomiting) were su?cient to relax the gastrointestinal organs Relaxes the body Lobelia is known for its ability to relax the entire body. Taken in small doses, it can relax constricted areas that prevent blood flow and completely suspend the sympathetic nervous system, allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to take over so that the body relaxes and vessels dilate, literally forcing you to relax. Lobelia is a great choice to relax stomach spasms, bronchial irritations, gallbladder spasms, strangulated hernia, and bodily tension created by stress. Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Chest Congestion, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Emphysema, Flu Virus, Hay Fever, Influenza, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Sore Throat, Tuberculosis The Benefit of using Lobelia as a natural cure Draughts are small doses of highly concentrated herbal Read More …

Maitake Mushroom

From our list of ailments, see what Maitake Mushroom can be used for: Anxiety Blood Pressure Cancer Cholesterol Fatigue Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Mononucleosis Nervous Conditions Obesity Restlessness Tension Natural Remedies using Maitake Mushroom Maitake mushrooms grow in clusters around the bases of dead or dying oak or maple trees. ey are variable in color, from pure white, to tan, brown, or gray, with curled, spoon-shaped caps. is fungus fruits in the fall. Some clusters can reach up to 50 pounds. Can also be cultivated using a mushroom growing kit. Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Cholesterol, Fatigue, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Mononucleosis, Nervous Conditions, Obesity, Restlessness, Tension The Benefit of using Maitake Mushroom as a natural cure Anxiety Blood Pressure Cancer Cholesterol Fatigue Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Mononucleosis Nervous Conditions Obesity Restlessness Tension

Neem Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Neem Leaf can be used for: Athletes Foot Bacterial Infections Fever Natural Remedies using Neem Leaf Treatment through water plays an important role in overcoming vaginitis. The patient should be given an enema with lukewarm neem water to cleanse the bowels and prevent the constipation which increases the toxemic condition, inflammation and infection in the genital organs. For general cleansing and elimination of purulent vaginal discharge, neem water vaginal douche at 35 o C – 40 o C followed by cold douche will be highly beneficial. The most important factor in the treatment of pruritus vulvae caused by infections through fungus or parasites, is cleanliness. Bowels should be kept clean either through enemas or a natural diet. The patient must wear clean clothes to avoid this problem. After urination, the vagina should be thoroughly washed with plain cold water. IN case of severe pruritus, it is advisable to wash the vulva with neem leaves decoction and apply green light charged coconut oil. Athletes Foot, Bacterial Infections, Fever The Benefit of using Neem Leaf as a natural cure The Herbal PDR uses Antelaea. The USDA continues to use Azadirachta. Many authors, including KAP, have Read More …

Slippery Elm Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Slippery Elm Bark can be used for: Constipation Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gastritis GERD Indigestion Inflammation Irritable Bowel Syndrome Nausea Sore Throat Stomach Upset Travelers Diarrhea Ulcers Upset Stomach Vomiting Natural Remedies using Slippery Elm Bark g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (HH2); 60–150 g freshly pressed plant juice (APA; KOM); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold Guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2–3 Marshmallow root powder provides a protective coating for the lining of the gut as it releases its mucilage (slippery, gluey substance) when mixed with water. This powder is a great option in any situation involving irritation or inflammation of the digestive tract, such as gastritis, heartburn, burning diarrhoea, diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. I use marshmallow root powder instead of the powder from slippery elm bark, because the latter is seriously threatened in the wild. If you are confident that your supplier uses a cultivated source, slippery elm bark can be used in all those situations where I recommend marshmallow root powder, in similar dosages. Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, GERD, Indigestion, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Read More …

Usk

From our list of ailments, see what Usk can be used for: Colon Natural Remedies using Usk Relieves hemorrhoids Horse chestnut is an excel-lent reliever of hemorrhoids and the accompa-nying symptoms. It can be infused into an oil or made into a suppository for direct application. Mineralizes teeth Although I’ve no experience with such, some recommend chewing horse chestnut husks to mineralize the teeth. Contraindications Should not be used by those on blood thinners. Use internally short term only. Dosages (Plantain) — 2 tsp (7.5 g) seed or 1 tsp husk/glass water (APA); 2–4 tsp fresh seed (PED); 5–15 g dry seed (PED); 1–2 tsp dry seed/glass water (PED); 2–4 g leaf in tea 3 ×/day (CAN); 2.5–5 ml liquid leaf extract (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid leaf extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4 ml leaf tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN). Colon The Benefit of using Usk as a natural cure has determined that psyllium is safe at levels up to 25 g/day. FDA counters that high levels of psyllium husk ‘may enhance epithelial cell proliferation in the GI tract or cause allergies in some people” (Johnston, B.J.; 1997). FDA proposes health claim for psyllium. Read More …

Coriander

From our list of ailments, see what Coriander can be used for: Gas Flatulence Natural Remedies using Coriander Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant. It grows naturally in a geographical band that runs from Asia through southern Europe and northern Africa. It has a citrus flavor, most like that of oranges, and may be found in whole or powdered form. Use herbs rich in vitamins to help heal wounds, such as rosehips, rosemary, peppermint, coriander, and thyme. Include in your diet or drink as tea, 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup. Gas Flatulence The Benefit of using Coriander as a natural cure Cilantro is a cool season herb and bolts quickly as temperatures rise. To have a healthy harvest of cilantro, succession plant every three to four weeks. Cilantro easily self-seeds, since it is quick to flower. Cilantro refers to the leaves of the plant and coriander the seeds. Learn how to grow cilantro, as well as popular varieties. Daily application of refined coconut oil mixed with limewater and lime juice on the hair, prevents loss of hair and lengthens them. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial. Amaranth, known Read More …

Astragalus

From our list of ailments, see what Astragalus can be used for: Infection Tonsillitis Natural Remedies using Astragalus Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention of colds and flus. One word to the wise: you should understand how best to use the two most common cold herbs—astragalus and echinacea. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Apricot) — Class 3 (AHP). Also known as bitter almond. One of the products apricot seed components break down into in the human body is highly toxic prussic acid. Fifty to 60 kernels of apricot seed can kill adults; 7–10 can be fatal in children. My CRC handbook says that a ‘double kernel is said to be enough to kill Read More …

Banaba

From our list of ailments, see what Banaba can be used for: Diabetes Natural Remedies using Banaba Trim the skin from the swordfish and soak in the marinade, refrigerating for 1 to 2 hours. When ready to cook, drain off as much liquid as possible from the marinade. Heat a frypan on medium heat with olive anti-inflammation syndrome menu plans and recipes Diabetes The Benefit of using Banaba as a natural cure Diabetes

Chamomile

From our list of ailments, see what Chamomile can be used for: ADD and ADHD Allergies Anxiety Anxiety and stress Arthritis Backache Blood Pressure Bowels Cramps Diaper Rash Diarrhea Digestion Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eczema Eyes Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence GERD Glaucoma Headache Hyperactivity Indigestion Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Joint Pain Kidneys Menstrual Problems Menstruation Late Migraine Headaches Muscle Soreness Nausea Nervous Conditions Pain Psoriasis Rash Restlessness Sciatica Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Issues Sleeplessness Stomach Upset Stress Tension Tetters Travelers Diarrhea Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Chamomile Antispasmodics can quickly provide relief for pain and spasms in the large or small intestinal tract. ey can also reduce nervous tension held in the abdomen that may be causing pain. E?ective antispasmodics include black cohosh, chamomile, crampbark, fennel, hops, lobelia, skullcap, and valerian. Extracts (Chamomile) — Chamomile oils analgesic, antianaphylactic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, and fungicidal (PED). Azulenes, documented as aniinflammatory and hypoallergenic, may prevent allergic seizures in guinea pigs, perhaps through antihistaminic activity. EO LD50 = >5000 orl rabbit (CAN); LD50 = >5000 der rabbit (CAN); LD50 = 2.5 ml/kg orl mouse (CAN). High molecular weight polysaccharides are immunostimulant; choleretic, hypouremic, and hypocholesterolemic at 0.1 ml/kg Read More …

Chasteberry

From our list of ailments, see what Chasteberry can be used for: Lactation Menopause Menstrual cramps Menstrual Problems Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Night Sweats PMS Premenstrual syndrome Water Retention Natural Remedies using Chasteberry Activities (Chasteberry) — Analgesic (1; BGB); Anaphrodisiac (f; BRU; MAB); Anorectic (f; PH2); Antiandrogenic (1; MAB); Antibacterial (1; APA; MAB; WOI); Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antilactagogue (1; PH2); Antiprolactin (1; MAB; PHR; SHT); Antiseptic (1; MAB; WOI); Candidicide (1; APA; MAB); Dopaminergic (1; BGB; MAB; PH2; SHT); Emmenagogue (f; BGB; Dosages (Chasteberry) — 20 mg fruit/day (APA); 30–40 mg fruit/day (MAB; PH2); 0.5–1 g fruit 3 ×/day (CAN); 40 drops/day/3 months (CAN); hydroalcoholic extracts corresponding to 30–40 Lactation, Menopause, Menstrual cramps, Menstrual Problems, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Muscle Soreness, Night Sweats, PMS, Premenstrual syndrome, Water Retention The Benefit of using Chasteberry as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chasteberry) — Class 2b. CAN cautions that it may cause allergic reactions. May counteract the effectiveness of birth control pills (AHP). Contraindicated in pregnancy and nursing (PH2). Because of its hormonal action, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (CAN). It may interfere with endocrine therapies (hormone replacement, oral contraception, sex hormones). The use of Read More …

Chrysanthemum

From our list of ailments, see what Chrysanthemum can be used for: Eyes Glaucoma Natural Remedies using Chrysanthemum Activities (Chrysanthemum) — Allergenic (f; WO2); Antibacterial (1; AKT; DAA); Antiinflammatory (f; X8987908); Antipyretic (f; DAA); Antiseptic (1; AKT; DAA); Antiviral (1; AKT); Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chrysanthemum) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered (KOM; PH2). Unfortunately, Tillotson has mixed feverfew in with the mums, such that I don’t know to which he means his warning to apply, ‘Should not be used during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant. …Some scientists voice concern about potential allergic reactions or cross reactivity with blood thinning agents such as warfarin or Ticlopidine” (AKT). Eyes, Glaucoma The Benefit of using Chrysanthemum as a natural cure Synonyms — Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) Bernh., C. praealtum Vent., Leucanthemum parthenium (L.) Gren. & Godr., Matricaria exima hort. ex Voss, M. parthenium L. Synonyms — Anthemis grandiflorum Ramat., A. stipulacea Moench, Chrysanthemum sinense Sabine, C. stipulaceum (Moench) W. Wight, Dendranthema grandiflorum (Ramat.) Kitam., D. Eyes Glaucoma

Hawthorn Berries

From our list of ailments, see what Hawthorn Berries can be used for: Blood Pressure Bowels Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Hawthorn Berries Berries must be detached from the plant, although sometimes it is easier to leave a bit of the stem on. For example, hawthorn berries and elderberries disintegrate if you try to pull them off the stems. Treats diarrhea Hawthorn berries possess a strong astringent action that works on tough cases of diarrhea and loose stool. Blood Pressure, Bowels, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Hawthorn Berries as a natural cure Hawthorn berries or flowering tops can be used to treat a wide range of problems associated with the circulatory system. This herb improves the function and health of the heart, it makes the peripheral blood supply to the hands and feet more plentiful, and it slightly lowers blood pressure. It can speed the recovery from a heart attack and stroke. It can be taken alongside orthodox medication under the supervision of a herbalist, but it is not always compatible with heart or high-blood-pressure drugs. For the purpose of self-prescribing I would recommend using it for poor circulation and slightly raised blood pressure. Blood Pressure Bowels Skin Issues

Jiaogulan

From our list of ailments, see what Jiaogulan can be used for: Anxiety Nervous Conditions Restlessness Tension Natural Remedies using Jiaogulan Activities (Jiaogulan) — Adaptogen (1; X2364471); Antiaggregant (1; ABS); Antiatherosclerotic (1; X7804367); Anticancer (1; X11155680); Antiedemic (1; X8328423); Antifibrotic (1; X10999436); Antiinflammatory (1; ABS; AJC28:87); Antiischemic (1; ABS); Antioxidant (1; ABS; AJC28:87); Antiradicular (1; ABS); Antisenility (1; ABS); Antistroke (1; ABS); Antithrombic (1; ABS; X8219678); Apoptotic (1; X10643643); Cardioprotective (1; ABS); Cardiotonic (1; ABS); Chemopreventive (1; ABS); Hematopoetic (1; ABS); Hepatoprotective (1; ABS; AJC28:87); Hypertensive (1; ABS); Hypocholesterolemic (1; ABS); Hypolipidemic (1; ABS); Hypotensive (1; ABS); Immunomodulator (1; X2364471); Immunostimulant (1; ABS); Leukocytogenic (1; ABS); NOgenic (1; X10534439); Radioprotective (1; X8739185); SOD-genic (1; ABS). Dosages (Jiaogulan) — In an interesting departure, Blumert and Liu give dosage recommendations, indication by indication, based on StX 20 mg tablets (85% gypenosides); in general, the preventive dose is 20 mg 2–3 ×/day, while the therapeutic dose is 60 mg 2–3 ×/day; other experimental data reported 5–10 mg/kg ivn dog (ABS); 20 mg gypenosides orl man 3 ×/day/1 Anxiety, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Tension The Benefit of using Jiaogulan as a natural cure Blumert, M. and Liu, J., Jiaogulan — China’s ‘Immortality” Herb, Torchlight Publishing, Read More …

Magnesium

From our list of ailments, see what Magnesium can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Magnesium Research has shown that people with chronic insomnia almost invariably marked deficiencies of such key nutrients as B-complex vitamins, and vitamin C and D as also calcium,magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc. The sleep mechanism is unable to function efficiently unless each of these nutrients is present in adequate amounts in the diet. bitters, triterpenoids, phenolic acid, resin, estrogenic sterols, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, niacin Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Magnesium as a natural cure consume for life. If you live in an urban area and the quality or taste of tap water leaves a lot to be desired, drink filtered water. Both the Brita and Pur systems filter out chlorine, heavy metals, and, unfortunately, even some of the dietary minerals (such as calcium and magnesium). Buy a brand of sparkling mineral water with a particularly high mineral content, such as Gerolsteiner. Scientists have found that drinking high-mineral water im-74 Epilepsy may be caused by several other factors. It may result from allergic reactions to certain food substances, especially some particular form of protein which is Read More …

Quassia

From our list of ailments, see what Quassia can be used for: Appetite Lack of Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Indigestion Nausea Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Vomiting Natural Remedies using Quassia Authors have wisely aggregated Picrasma and Quassia, two different genera in the Simaroubaceae, which few taxonomists and fewer temperate herbalists can distinguish as wood shavings, even as botanical shrubs with flowers and fruits. Activities (Quassia) — Amebicide (1; APA; HH3); Antibacterial (1; APA); Anticancer (1; PH2); Antileukemic (1; APA); Antilymphomic (1; APA); Antiplasmodial (1; HH3); Antiseptic (1; PH2); Antitumor (1; APA); Antiviral (1; PH2); Aperitif (1; JFM; PHR; PH2); Bitter (2; APA; JAD; PH2; SHT); Choleretic (1; APA; PHR); Cytotoxic (1; HH3); Digestive (1; CRC; JFM; PHR; PH2); Fungicide (1; APA); Gastrostimulant (2; APA; JAD); Hepatotonic (f; APA); Insectifuge (f; APA); Insecticide (1; CRC; JFM; PH2); Laxative (f; PHR); Narcotic (1; CRC); Negative Chronotropic (1; PH2); Pesticide (f; APA); Piscicide (1; CRC); Positive Inotropic (1; HH3; PH2); Sialagogue (2; APA; CAN; HH3); Stomachic (f; CRC; JFM); Tonic (f; CRC; JFM; PHR); Vermifuge (1; CRC; JFM; PHR; PH2). Appetite Lack of, Diarrhea, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Nausea, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Vomiting The Benefit of using Quassia as a natural cure Read More …

Valerian

From our list of ailments, see what Valerian can be used for: ADD and ADHD Anxiety and stress Concentration Digestion Insomnia Mood Postmenopausal Natural Remedies using Valerian Valerian is a perennial herb.  Its flowers are pink or white and can grow to nearly five feet tall.  The extract from Valerian flowers was used as a perfume but it is also used for medicinal purposes.  Read more about Valerian herb. Take valerian tincture. Adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. ADD and ADHD, Anxiety and stress, Concentration, Digestion, Insomnia, Mood, Postmenopausal The Benefit of using Valerian as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Indian Valerian) — Class 1 (AHP). Said to be a good substitute for V. officinalis (KAB). Take valerian tincture. Adults: take 5ml diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:1, a few hours before the event, and then another 5ml diluted with some water half an hour before the event. If the event is in the evening you may need a dose in the morning, one at lunchtime and then another half an hour before the event. Do not be tempted to take Read More …

Valerian Root

From our list of ailments, see what Valerian Root can be used for: Anxiety Blood Pressure Cramps Depression Mild Diarrhea Dizziness Chronic Gas Flatulence Headache Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Headaches Motion Sickness Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Nervous Conditions PMS Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Travelers Diarrhea Vertigo Natural Remedies using Valerian Root Dosages (Valerian) — 1 tsp (2–3 g) root/cup water (APA); 2–3 g root 1–3 ×/day (APA); 2–3 g root/cup tea, 1 to several ×/day (KOM); 2–3 g root/150 ml water 1 ×/day (PIP); 0.3–1 g dry root, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 3–9 g dried root/day (MAB); 0.5–4 g powdered root (MAD); 2–4 ml concentrated root infusion (PNC); 0.3–1 ml liquid root extract (CAN; PNC); 3–5 ml (0.5–1 tsp) root extract or tincture (APA); 2–6 ml fluid root extract (1:2)/day (MAB); 5–15 ml root tincture (1:5)/day (MAB); 4–8 ml root tincture (PNC; SKY); 4–8 ml simple valerian root tincture, or 2–4 Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Cramps, Depression Mild, Diarrhea, Dizziness Chronic, Gas Flatulence, Headache, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Headaches, Motion Sickness, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Muscle Soreness, Nervous Conditions, PMS, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Stress, Read More …

White Kidney Bean

From our list of ailments, see what White Kidney Bean can be used for: Constipation Diabetes Obesity Natural Remedies using White Kidney Bean Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. Activities (White Mustard) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antibacterial (1; APA; PH2); Antidote, narcotic (f; FEL); Aperitif (f; DEM); Canifuge (1; APA); Counterirritant (1; APA; PNC); Decongestant (1; APA); Backache (1; APA); Digestive (f; APA); Diuretic (f; FEL; PNC); Emetic (f; PNC); Emmenagogue (f; CEB); Felifuge (1; APA); Fungicide (1; APA); Gastrotonic (f; CEB); Goitrogenic (1; APA); Pancreatonic (f; CEB); Rubefacient (1; APA; PNC); Stimulant (f; PNC); Stomachic (f; WOI); Read More …

Yeast

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Yeast: Garlic Pau D Arco Turmeric Natural Cures and Remedies for Yeast Lack of inositol causes loss of hair. Any person having trouble with his or her hair should eat foods rich in inositol such as yeast, liver and molasses. Research has, however, shown that women have a low requirement of inositol. Although this vitamin may help to stimulate the growth of a woman’s hair, its lack is probably not a major cause of slow growth . Women are generally deficient in iodine and vitamin B1, either of which can slow down circulation to the scalp to such an extent that hair may fall out and new hair grow in very slowly. Women who keep their diets adequate in iodine, the B vitamins and iron have a better growth of hair. Escherichia (1; DAA); Fever (f; DAA; PED; PNC); Fungus (1; DAA); Hepatosis (f; JLH; PED); High Cholesterol (1; HHB); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (1; DAA); Inflammation (1; JLH; PNC; WO3; X8987908); Insomnia (1; WO2; WO3); Ischemia (1; X8425843); Measles (f; PNC); Metrorrhagia (f; HHB); Mycosis (1; DAA); Nervousness (1; WO2); Neurosis (1; X8425843); Pain (1; PH2; WO3); Read More …

Barberry Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Barberry Bark can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Cirrhosis of the Liver Liver Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Barberry Bark The use of the herb Indian aloe ( ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known remedy for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigeneous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric (haldi) and extract of Indian barberry ( rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming. Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Anti-Inflammatory, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Liver, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Barberry Bark as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Yellowroot) — If Barney is right in saying that ‘goldenseal should not be taken for long periods of time,” I suspect that the same would be true for those herbs containing similar compounds, Read More …

Butterbur

From our list of ailments, see what Butterbur can be used for: Allergies Hay fever Headache Migraine Migraine Headaches Natural Remedies using Butterbur Extracts (Butterbur) — Ethanolic extract antispasmodic IC50 = 1.7 mg/ml (very weak cf atropine 1/1,000,000th of papaverine 1/1000th). LD50 dry drug 870 mg/kg ivn guinea pig, tincture 1250 Activities (Butterbur) — Analgesic (1; BIS; HH2; PH2; SHT); Antiinflammatory (1; IJI1; SHT); Antileukotriene (1; IJI1; PH2; SHT); Antilithic (2; KOM; SHT); Antimigraine (1; IJI1); Antispasmodic (2; KOM; PHR; PH2; SHT); Antiulcer (1; HH2); Aperitif (f; PH2); Aquaretic (f; SHT); Carcinogenic (1; PHR; PH2); Cardiotonic (f; GMH); Cytoprotective (f; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; MAD); Diuretic (f; GMH; MAD; PHR; PNC); Dysuria (2; KOM); Emmenagogue (f; MAD); Allergies, Hay fever, Headache, Migraine, Migraine Headaches The Benefit of using Butterbur as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Butterbur) — Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Not recommended due to PAs and sesquiterpene lactones (PNC). Daily dose should not exceed 1 µg PAs; do not dose more than 4–6 weeks a year (SHT). Botanically similar to Tussilago farfara. Adequate data about PA content not available. PAs are toxic to humans, with liver damage with cirrhosis and ascites, or seneciosis, or veno-occlusive disease (VOD) Read More …

Chlorella

From our list of ailments, see what Chlorella can be used for: Diabetes Eczema Halitosis Natural Remedies using Chlorella Activities (Chlorella) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antiaggregant (f; APA); Antibacterial (f; APA); Antiseptic (1; APA); Antitumor (1; APA); Antiviral (f; APA); Deodorant (f; APA); Depurative (f; APA); Immunostimulant (1; APA); Photodermatitic (f; APA); Radioprotective (f; APA). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chlorella) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; LAF; PHR; SKY; etc.) Largely imported from Asia, this unicellular alga is said to interfere with clotting and augment other anticoagulant activity; one patient taking warfarin experienced clotting irregularities when he took Chlorella. APA reports severe anaphylactic reactions and photodermatosis. Diabetes, Eczema, Halitosis The Benefit of using Chlorella as a natural cure Diabetes Eczema Halitosis

Coriander

From our list of ailments, see what Coriander can be used for: Gas Flatulence Natural Remedies using Coriander A teaspoonful of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it, every night before retiring. Cilantro is a cool season herb and bolts quickly as temperatures rise. To have a healthy harvest of cilantro, succession plant every three to four weeks. Cilantro easily self-seeds, since it is quick to flower. Cilantro refers to the leaves of the plant and coriander the seeds. Learn how to grow cilantro, as well as popular varieties. Gas Flatulence The Benefit of using Coriander as a natural cure The aniseed is considered a useful remedy for cataract. The patient should take about six grams of aniseed daily in the morning and evening. Equal weights of aniseed and coriander powder and mixed with brown sugar is also beneficial in the treatment of this disease and the mixture should be taken in doses of 12 grams in the morning and evening. Another valuable remedy for cataract is to grind seven kernels of almonds and half a gram Read More …

Griffonia Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Griffonia Seed can be used for: Anxiety Headache Insomnia Migraine Headaches Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Tension Natural Remedies using Griffonia Seed For many years Dorothy took large amounts of vitamin A to reduce the risk of metastasis. However, the cancer did metastasize to her lungs in 1995, but it receded after drug treatment. Anxiety, Headache, Insomnia, Migraine Headaches, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Tension The Benefit of using Griffonia Seed as a natural cure Anxiety Headache Insomnia Migraine Headaches Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Tension

Hawthorn

From our list of ailments, see what Hawthorn can be used for: ADD and ADHD Angina Cardiovascular Congestive heart failure Heart High blood pressure Irregular heartbeat Natural Remedies using Hawthorn and rapid heart rate. Poor circulation can lead to a host of issues, including varicose veins, cold hands and feet, and poor memory or decreased cognitive function. Hawthorn is indicated with any of these as a good choice to increase blood flow to areas that need it. Activities (Hawthorn) — Antiaggregant (1; PNC); Antianginal (1; CAN; SKY); Antiarrhythmic (2; CAN; MAB; PH2); Antiatherosclerotic (1; MAB); Anticapillary Fragility (1; FNF; MAB; PH2); Antiedemic (1; PNC); Antiinflammatory (1; COX; MAB; PH2; WAM); Antioxidant (1; CAN; MAB; PH2; SKY); Antisclerotic (1; PNC); Antiseborrheic (f; MAB); Antithromboxane (1; MAB); Astringent (1; MAB; CRC); Bitter (f; PED); cAMP-Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor (1; MAB); Cardioprotective (1; MAB); Cardiotonic (2; APA; BGB; CRC; FAD; MAB; PH2; PNC; ADD and ADHD, Angina, Cardiovascular, Congestive heart failure, Heart, High blood pressure, Irregular heartbeat The Benefit of using Hawthorn as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hawthorn) — Class 1 (AHP). May potentiate digitalis (AHP) and other cardiac medicines (WAM). Can interfere with cardiac, hypertensive, and hypotensive therapies. ‘Not suitable Read More …

Horney Goat Weed

From our list of ailments, see what Horney Goat Weed can be used for: Anxiety Bronchitis Cirrhosis of the Liver Joint Pain Liver Mood Natural Remedies using Horney Goat Weed Although you will read more about rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in later chapters, these two conditions serve as excellent examples of how fish oils can benefit your health. Numerous studies have documented that diets high in either fish or fish oils improve the balance of fatty acids in tissues, raising levels of anti-inflammatory and lowering amounts of pro-inflammatory substances. Anxiety, Bronchitis, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Joint Pain, Liver, Mood The Benefit of using Horney Goat Weed as a natural cure Anxiety Bronchitis Cirrhosis of the Liver Joint Pain Liver Mood

Passionflower

From our list of ailments, see what Passionflower can be used for: Anxiety and stress Natural Remedies using Passionflower Take passionflower tincture for its calming and painkilling properties. Adults: 0.5-2ml, 3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Take passionflower tincture. Adults: 0.5-2ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Anxiety and stress The Benefit of using Passionflower as a natural cure Extracts (Passionflower) — TD = >900 mg/kg ipr mouse (CAN). Extracts, oral or peritoneal, reduce spontaneous locomotor activity in mice and prolong their sleep (SHT). Flavonoids, more than alkaloids, may contribute to antianxiety and relaxing effects (PED). Harmala alkaloids produce drowsiness, inhibit the enzyme MAO, and relieve smooth muscle cramps. Apigenin is well known as an antiinflammatory and antispasmodic sedative (PNC). Hamane alkaloids are CNS- stimulant at doses of 3–6 mg/human, but hallucinogenic and toxic at 500–600 mg (HH2). But the presence of harmine-type alkaloids is questionable (HH2; PH2). Passicol inhibits many bacteria, molds and yeast, group A hemolytic streptococci more so than Staphylococcus aureus, with Candida albicans intermediate (CAN). Most of us get nervous before big events such as sitting an exam or speaking in public. Herbs can take the edge of such nervousness, Read More …

Peppermint

From our list of ailments, see what Peppermint can be used for: Digestion Diverticulitis Indigestion Irritable bowel syndrome Itching Nausea Natural Remedies using Peppermint to relax GI smooth muscles, peppermint oil may sometimes worsen symptoms of hiatal hernia. Coated pills opening too soon (in stomach) may cause gastralgia and heartburn. Excessive ingestion of the oil is associated with acute renal failure and interstitial nephrosis. Menthol reactions include reported cases of urticaria, allergic cheilitis, stomatosis, and rarely, shaking chills from use of topical menthol products. GI complaints due to use of peppermint preparations include stomatosis, severe esophagitis, gastrosis, unexplained diarrhea, and pancreatitis. Menthol in nasal preparations may cause spasm of the glottis in young children (AEH). Should not be inhaled by small children (AEH). Menthol-containing ointments applied to an infant’s nostrils have produced immediate collapse. ‘Peppermint tea should not be given to infants or very young children because the pungent fragrance can cause gagging” (Castleman, 1996). Estimated LD for menthol in humans may be as low as 2 g. Survival after doses of 8 to 9 g have been reported. I fear APA erred in saying that it took 1 g/kg body weight menthol to be lethal in humans (APA). Estimated Read More …

Topical lemon balm

From our list of ailments, see what Topical lemon balm can be used for: Herpes Natural Remedies using Topical lemon balm fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might best be relegated to Read More …

Tribulus Terrestris

From our list of ailments, see what Tribulus Terrestris can be used for: Frigidity Impotence Sexual Desire Impaired Urinary Tract Problems Virility Natural Remedies using Tribulus Terrestris Very poisonous, causing convulsions, delirium, depression, diaphoresis, disturbed coordination, dizziness, dyspnea, headache, nausea, and spastic twitching (PH2; WOI; WO2). 2–3 g fruit can kill a human (HH2); 2.4 g have killed a person (WOI). Frigidity, Impotence, Sexual Desire Impaired, Urinary Tract Problems, Virility The Benefit of using Tribulus Terrestris as a natural cure Frigidity Impotence Sexual Desire Impaired Urinary Tract Problems Virility

Bacopa Monnieri

From our list of ailments, see what Bacopa Monnieri can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Depression Mild Forgetfulness Memory Memory Natural Remedies using Bacopa Monnieri Tripathi, Y.B., Bacopa monniera Linn. as an antioxidant: mechanism of action, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 4, 523–526, 1996. (X 8792640) Alzheimers Disease, Depression Mild, Forgetfulness, Memory, Memory The Benefit of using Bacopa Monnieri as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Depression Mild Forgetfulness Memory Memory

Bitter Wood

From our list of ailments, see what Bitter Wood can be used for: Alcoholism Natural Remedies using Bitter Wood dative (f; SHT); Antiinflammatory (2; APA; BGB; CRC; KOM; PH2); Antipyretic (f; HHB); Antirheumatic (1; CAN; MAB); Aperitif (2; APA; HH2; KOM; VAG); Bitter (1; APA; MAB; PED); Choleretic (2; HH2; KOM; PH2); Depurative (f; BGB; PED); Digestive (f; SKY); Diuretic (f; CAN); Hypocholesterolemic (1; CRC; PED; VAG); Hypotensive (1; APA; BGB); Hypouricemic (1; CRC; PED; VAG); Laxative (f; MAB; WBB); Secretagogue (1; PH2); Sedative (f; CAN); Tonic (1; APA; MAB; VVG); Uricolytic (1; APA); Uterocontractant (f; VAG). Activities (Cane Reed) — Abortifacient (1; MPI); Anesthetic (1; PH2); Anthelminthic (f; KAB; MPI; WOI); Anticholinesterase (1; MPI); Antiedemic (1; SKJ); Antiexudative (1; PH2); Antifertility (1; SKJ); Antiinflammatory (1; SKJ); Antispasmodic (1; PH2; SKJ); Aphrodisiac (f; DEP; IHB; KAB; MPI); Astringent (f; MPI); Bitter (1; KAB; MPI); Choleretic (1; PH2); CNS-Depressant (f; SKJ); Depurative (f; DAA; DEP; IHB; KAB; MPI); Diaphoretic (f; IHB); Digestive (f; MPI); Diuretic (1; PH2); Estrogenic (1; PH2); Larvicide (f; SKJ); Laxative (f; IHB; WOI); Stimulant (f; MPI); Tonic (f; SKJ; WOI); Uterotonic (1; MPI). Alcoholism The Benefit of using Bitter Wood as a natural cure Activities (Oriental Bittersweet) Read More …

Bitterwood

From our list of ailments, see what Bitterwood can be used for: Digestion Poor Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Bitterwood Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Bitterwood) — Class 2b (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Contraindicated in pregnancy (PHR; PH2). Overdose is a gastroirritant, leading to nausea (AHP). Extended use may damage vision (PHR). Dosages (Bitterwood) — Quoting an old Merck recommendation, 1–2 g wood/day as decoction; average dose 0.5 g, 2–3 ×/day (AHP); 5 drops tincture 3 ×/day (MAD); 500 mg (HHB; PHR; PH2). Digestion Poor, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Bitterwood as a natural cure Indications (Bitterwood) — Alcoholism (f; CRC; MAD); Anemia (f; HAD); Anorexia (1; PHR; PH2; MAD); Ascites (f; MAD); Bite (f; IED); Cancer (f; CRC); Carcinoma (f; CRC); Cholecystosis (f; PH2); Cirrhosis (f; MAD); Constipation (1; CRC); Debility (f; CRC); Diabetes (f; CRC); Diarrhea (f; CRC; MAD); Dyspepsia (f; CRC; MAD); Endothelioma (f; JLH); Enterosis (f; IED); Epithelioma (f; JLH); Fever (f; CRC; IED; MAD); Gas (f; CRC); Gastrosis (f; MAD); Gonorrhea (f; CRC); Halitosis (f; HAD); Hangover (f; HAD); Heartburn (f; MAD); Hepatosis (f; CRC; MAD); Intoxication (f; HAD); Jaundice Read More …

Blackberry Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Blackberry Leaf can be used for: Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Blackberry Leaf Soothes sore throats Blackberry cordial or syrup is an excellent treatment for sore throats. Contraindications Although e?ective as an herbal astringent to control bleeding, blackberry leaf should not be used for an extended period because its high astringency may inhibit men-strual bleeding and may cause constipation or diarrhea. Although that seems like contradicting information, herbs a?ect people with di?erent physical constitutions in di?erent ways. Diarrhea The Benefit of using Blackberry Leaf as a natural cure Diarrhea

Corn Silk

From our list of ailments, see what Corn Silk can be used for: Bedwetting Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Kidneys PMS Prostate Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Corn Silk Activities (Corn Silk) — Antiedemic (f; FAD); Cardiotonic (f; PHR; PH2); Cell Proliferant (1; FAD); Choleretic (1; PNC); Cholinergic (1; CAN); Diuretic (1; APA; CAN; FAD; PH2); Gastrosedative (1; PH2); Hypertensive (f; PHR; PH2); Hypoglycemic (1; FAD); Hypotensive (1; FAD); Litholytic (f; CAN); Uterocontractant (1; CAN); Vulnerary (1; FAD). Diuretics such as corn silk, dandelion leaf, and parsley leaf increase kidney action to flush fluids that can reduce total blood volume, easing a heavy heart load. Bedwetting, Cystitis, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Kidneys, PMS, Prostate, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention The Benefit of using Corn Silk as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Corn Silk) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). CAN reports dermatosis and allergenic reaction. Because of its uterine stimulant effect in vivo, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (CAN). Because of its diuretic activity, could lead to hypokalemia (CAN). Allantoin may explain cell-proliferant and vulnerary activity (FAD). APA questions the Read More …

Elderberry Syrup

From our list of ailments, see what Elderberry Syrup can be used for: Flu Virus Natural Remedies using Elderberry Syrup Laboratory experiments have confirmed the anti-inflammatory properties of elder leaves. Leaf extracts reduce levels of several pro-inflammation cytokines. Meanwhile, a syrup made from elderberries was reported, in a double-blind study, to significantly reduce flu symptoms. In the study 90 percent of people taking the elderberry syrup (Sambucol) reported a ‘complete cure” of their flu symptoms in two to three days, compared with six days for most of the people taking a placebo. Flu Virus The Benefit of using Elderberry Syrup as a natural cure Flu Virus

Green Tea

From our list of ailments, see what Green Tea can be used for: ADD and ADHD Angina Anti-Inflammatory Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Blood Sugar Bronchitis Cancer Cholesterol Circulation Poor CrohnS Depression Mild Detoxification Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fatigue Gingivitis Halitosis Hardening of the Arteries Headache Heart Heart Disease High cholesterol Hyperactivity Immunity Indigestion Migraine Migraine Headaches Obesity Stomach Upset Tooth Decay Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Green Tea Green tea and, to a lesser extent, black tea are rich sources of antioxidant flavonoids known as catechins. These catechins include three closely related antioxidants: epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin-3 gallate (ECG). Together they form about 30 Symptoms of long-term use can include decreased fertility, cardiopathy, and several forms of cancer, according to epidemiological studies of caffeine use” (SKY). Seems to me they should, to be fair, have said this under green tea as well. ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). ADD and ADHD, Angina, Anti-Inflammatory, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Blood Sugar, Bronchitis, Cancer, Cholesterol, Circulation Poor, CrohnS, Depression Mild, Detoxification, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Gingivitis, Halitosis, Hardening of the Arteries, Headache, Heart, Heart Disease, High cholesterol, Hyperactivity, Immunity, Indigestion, Migraine, Migraine Headaches, Obesity, Stomach Upset, Read More …

Psyllium Husk

From our list of ailments, see what Psyllium Husk can be used for: Colon Constipation Hemorrhoids Obesity Natural Remedies using Psyllium Husk has determined that psyllium is safe at levels up to 25 g/day. FDA counters that high levels of psyllium husk ‘may enhance epithelial cell proliferation in the GI tract or cause allergies in some people” (Johnston, B.J.; 1997). FDA proposes health claim for psyllium. HerbalGram 41:28.). HH2 reports 8-week clinical trials on hyperuremia with 7 g psyllium husks a day for 8 doses (KAP). Mucilage is hypoglycemic. Seeds of related species in China are used clinically to treat high blood pressure with ~50% success. ‘The FDA has proposed a rule that would amend the regulation permitting food labeling bearing a health claim on soluble fiber for a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to include soluble fiber from psyllium husks ( Plantago asiatica L.).” The maker of one popular cereal petitioned, citing data from 57 clinical studies (1965–1996, including 21 human studies) on psyllium’s ability to lower cholesterol and CHD risk. FASEB Colon, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Obesity The Benefit of using Psyllium Husk as a natural cure Colon Constipation Hemorrhoids Obesity

Tongkat Ali

From our list of ailments, see what Tongkat Ali can be used for: Diarrhea Erectile Disfunction Fatigue Forgetfulness Frigidity High Blood Pressure Impotence Memory Migraine Obesity Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Tongkat Ali Take fresh garlic with honey or drink garlic juice (for precautions see page 96). Adults: 1-2 cloves a day; or 1 teaspoonful of garlic juice 1-2 times a day. Diarrhea, Erectile Disfunction, Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Frigidity, High Blood Pressure, Impotence, Memory, Migraine, Obesity, Tuberculosis The Benefit of using Tongkat Ali as a natural cure Diarrhea Erectile Disfunction Fatigue Forgetfulness Frigidity High Blood Pressure Impotence Memory Migraine Obesity Tuberculosis

Willow Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Willow Bark can be used for: Arthritis Backache Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fever Genito-Urinary Ailments Inflammation Joint Pain Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Sciatica Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Natural Remedies using Willow Bark Willow bark has been used for rheumatic complaints for centuries. The salicylic acid compounds in the willow bark extract are responsible for its anti-inflammatory and pain-killing actions, and it was salicylic acid itself that was a precursor to modern-day aspirin. Willow bark extract can be used in any muscular or joint ailments that are inflammatory in nature and manifest themselves as pain or swelling. It is the best treatment for back pain, whether of recent origin or long-standing. Recommendations for using willow bark include any type of arthritis, inflammation of the joints, muscle ache (especially if secondary to joint ache), muscle tension and tension headache. Aspirin, which has been widely used since about 1900, is the oldest pharmaceutical NSAID. Before aspirin was synthesized, people often used willow bark, which contains a compound very similar to synthetic aspirin. For many years, researchers believed that NSAIDs worked by inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase, an enzyme critical to the conversion of fatty Read More …

Yarrow

From our list of ailments, see what Yarrow can be used for: PMS Natural Remedies using Yarrow Take yarrow for a few months to achieve a sustained effect (for precautions see page 137). Adults: 2-4ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5; or 1-2 cups of yarrow tea a day. Take yarrow tincture (for precautions see page 34). Adults: 2-4ml diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. PMS The Benefit of using Yarrow as a natural cure Use yarrow tea instead of the yarrow tincture (use either fresh or dry herbs). Application for adults and children: make a strong yarrow tea with 2 teaspoonsful of herbs per half a cup of water and use in the same way as diluted yarrow tincture. Also called milfoil, thousand leaf, nosebleed, millefolium, ladies’ mantle, noble yarrow, thou-sand seed, old man’s pepper, soldier’s woundwort, knight’s milfoil, devil’s needle, devil’s plaything Family Asteraceae Parts used Aerial parts Drink yarrow tea for a while: 3-12 months if the problem is long-standing (for precautions see page 34). Adults: 1-2 cups a day. PMS body. E?ective herbal bitters include dandelion, gentian, goldenseal, hops, horehound, wormwood, and yarrow.

Lemon Juice

From our list of ailments, see what Lemon Juice can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Lemon Juice The short lemon juice fast followed by an all-fruit diet and a further period on fruits and vegetables may be repeated after two or three months if necessary depending on the progress being made. No, you’re not having a heart attack. No, it’s not the lemon juice that’s making you feel acidic. No, it’s not too much food either. If you experience any or all of these symptoms, it could mean that you have acid reflux or even gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Lemon Juice as a natural cure oil and lemon juice dressing, two or three whole wheat chappatis and a glass of buttermilk may be taken for lunch. The dinner may comprise of steamed vegetables, butter and cottage cheese. Dinner : A large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes,carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter and fresh home-made cottage cheese. Lemon juice removes indigestion by dislodging this acid and other harmful Read More …

Blue Green Algae

From our list of ailments, see what Blue Green Algae can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Natural Remedies using Blue Green Algae Single, erect, simple stems, 12 to 24 inches. Upper side of large ovate leaves are blue-green. Multiple white flowers appear early summer to midsummer on a terminal cylindrical spike. Grows in the lower parts of mountain ranges. Harvest roots in early autumn. Divide clumps in early spring for transplanting. Grow in moist soil that does not dry out, full sun to part shade. Zones 3–9. Cool, soothing and sedative, blue alleviates pain, reducing bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of dysentery, colic, asthma, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations. IN a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25 Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol High, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease The Benefit of using Blue Green Algae as a natural cure Eat 50-100g of blueberries a day for a few weeks, then reduce the frequency of eating to 2 or 3 times a week. Activities (Blue Cardinal Flower) — Antirheumatic (f; DEM); Antitussive (f; DEM); Diaphoretic (f; FAD); Diuretic (f; FAD); Read More …

Collinsonia

From our list of ailments, see what Collinsonia can be used for: Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using Collinsonia Vascular tonics tone and support vascular health and are helpful for treating varicose or spider veins. E?ective herbs include butcher’s broom, collinsonia, ginkgo, and horse chestnut. Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Piles, Urinary Tract Problems The Benefit of using Collinsonia as a natural cure Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles Urinary Tract Problems

Cordyceps Mushroom

From our list of ailments, see what Cordyceps Mushroom can be used for: Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Heart Disease Natural Remedies using Cordyceps Mushroom I am often asked, ‘What if I steep it longer than 4 weeks?” I’ve never seen a tincture turn ine?ec-tual if it is steeped longer. When all the constitu-ents are extracted from the plant, steeping it longer will not create a stronger e?ect. If you want to create a more potent tincture, perform a second or third round of maceration, adding new material each time: strain and remove the original marc (the herbal waste produced during the tincturing process), add new herbs to the already created tincture, secure the lid, and store it for 2 to 4 weeks, again shaking it every day. Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Heart Disease The Benefit of using Cordyceps Mushroom as a natural cure Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Heart Disease

Curcumin

From our list of ailments, see what Curcumin can be used for: Alcoholism Alzheimers Disease Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Appetite Lack of Arthritis Cancer Cholesterol Cirrhosis of the Liver Digestion Gas Flatulence Immune System Jaundice Joint Pain Liver Menstruation Obesity Prostate Skin Issues Swollen Feet Teeth Worms Natural Remedies using Curcumin Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce inflammation Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Turmeric) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (AHP; AEH). While in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lym-phomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. Still, Commission E approves 1.5–3 g/day, not nearly enough to provide 1200 mg curcumin. Commission E also reports contraindications: biliary obstruction; adverse effects: GI irritation from continued use; consult physicians before using if a patient has gallstones (BIS; KOM). At 10% of diet, turmeric caused some loss of hair in rats (MAB). Care should be taken in women who wish to conceive or patients complaining of alopecia (MAB). Rather frightening what one reads in Read More …

Fennel

From our list of ailments, see what Fennel can be used for: Gas Indigestion Nausea Water Retention Natural Remedies using Fennel fennel has been reported (AEH). Seeds not to be long taken at rate of 6 g seed/day (Commission E), perhaps due to estrogenic anethole and carcinogenic estragole (I’d not be afraid.) We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Extracts of fennel can induce estrus and cause growth of mammary glands (MAB). Moderate doses of an acetone extract increased the weight of the mammary glands in rats (MAB). LD50 of EO Activities (Water Fennel) — Alterative (f; CRC; FEL; PNC); Antitussive (1; PH2); Carminative (f; CRC; EFS; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; CRC); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (f; CRC; FEL; PH2); Gas, Indigestion, Nausea, Water Retention The Benefit of using Fennel as a natural cure Branched stems are bright green, hollow, 4 to 6 feet. Leaves grow in feathery fronds. Tiny yellow flowers are borne in terminal umbels. Fennel grows freely in fields, meadows, and abandoned lots. Listed as an invasive or noxious Read More …

Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what Ginseng can be used for: Antioxidant Blood Sugar Boils Cancer Cardiovascular Cholesterol Cirrhosis of the Liver Colds COPD Diabetes Energy Fatigue Flu Virus Heart Herpes Immune System Infection Libido Liver Memory Menstruation Stamina Natural Remedies using Ginseng Aralia racemosa, American spikenard root, is native in the Eastern United States. The root of Aralia is often used in teas and tonics with a balsamic flavor. The root is harvested in the late summer and can be dried to preserve. With Aralia in the Ginseng Family, it has similar effects as ginseng root. American spikenard is also used to make a poultice for rheumatism and eczema. Learn more about aralia. Take Siberian ginseng tincture to increase your resistance to stress – this herb can be taken long term; for many months if necessary. For precautions see page 152. Adults: 1-4ml diluted with some water, 1-2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Antioxidant, Blood Sugar, Boils, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cholesterol, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Colds, COPD, Diabetes, Energy, Fatigue, Flu Virus, Heart, Herpes, Immune System, Infection, Libido, Liver, Memory, Menstruation, Stamina The Benefit of using Ginseng as a natural cure g powdered ginseng/day (AKT); 3 (550 mg) Read More …

L-Theanine

From our list of ailments, see what L-Theanine can be used for: Calming Natural Remedies using L-Theanine argentea (redfox) as Qing Xiang Zi (Pinyin). All species of the genus are also called woolflower (FAY). Calming The Benefit of using L-Theanine as a natural cure Calming

Spearmint

From our list of ailments, see what Spearmint can be used for: Digestion Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gas Flatulence Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Spearmint Dosages (Spearmint) — 1–2 tbsp herb (0.7–1.5 g)/cup water several ×/day(APA); 0.3–1 ml concentrated spearmint water (PNC); 1 wineglass gin tincture 3–4 ×/day as diuretic (CEB); 0.5–2 ml EO (PNC). diarrhea, and pancreatitis. Menthol in nasal preparations may cause spasm of the glottis in young children (AEH1). APA kindly says it does not contain menthol, but I’ll bet that many spearmint clones do contain menthol. PH2 says that spearmint oil possesses a weak potential for sensitization, due to its menthol and l-carvone (PH2). I suppose the many species with more of these ingredients would have stronger potential for sensitization. See my database for menthol- and l-carvone-containing plants. Digestion, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Gas Flatulence, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Spearmint as a natural cure Activities (Spearmint) — Allergenic (1; APA); Analgesic (1; DEM; EFS); Antipyretic (f; DEM; FEL); Antiseptic (1; FAD; PH2); Antispasmodic (1; FAD; JFM; PHR; PH2); Carminative (1; APA; FAD; JFM; PHR; PH2); Decongestant (1; APA); Deodorant (f; JFM); Dermatitigenic (1; FAD); Diaphoretic (f; JFM); Digestive (1; APA; Read More …

White Pine Bark

From our list of ailments, see what White Pine Bark can be used for: ADD and ADHD Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Bronchitis Hardening of the Arteries Hyperactivity Natural Remedies using White Pine Bark Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. Activities (White Mustard) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antibacterial (1; APA; PH2); Antidote, narcotic (f; FEL); Aperitif (f; DEM); Canifuge (1; APA); Counterirritant (1; APA; PNC); Decongestant (1; APA); Backache (1; APA); Digestive (f; APA); Diuretic (f; FEL; PNC); Emetic (f; PNC); Emmenagogue (f; CEB); Felifuge (1; APA); Fungicide (1; APA); Gastrotonic (f; CEB); Goitrogenic (1; APA); Pancreatonic (f; CEB); Rubefacient (1; Read More …

Willow

From our list of ailments, see what Willow can be used for: Angina Arthritis Toothache Natural Remedies using Willow 30 willow tablets – as an optional item to act as a general painkiller and anti-inflammatory; useful if you are prone to a bad back or painful joints. GI irritation may produce nausea and vomiting, hyperventilation, increased GI losses leading to mild dehydration, which is enhanced by decreased intake of fluid. Hypokalemia may result from increased GI and renal losses and systemic alkalosis (AEH1). The prodrug, salicin, which does not irritate the stomach, is metabolized to saligenin in the GI tract and salicylic acid after absorption. ‘Products containing willow should preferably be standardized on their salicin content…” (CAN). Methyl salicylate, the chemical behind the aroma, with antiinflammatory and pain-killing activities, has recently been shown to enable plants to communicate with each other. Angina, Arthritis, Toothache The Benefit of using Willow as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (White Willow) — Class 1 (AHP). Salicylates and tannins (AHP). For oral use of bark Commission E reports contraindications, adverse effects, and interactions: on theoretical grounds, similar to those of the salicylates (AEH) (all plants contain salicylates). In view of the lack Read More …

Black Walnut Hull

From our list of ailments, see what Black Walnut Hull can be used for: Cold Sores Constipation Diaper Rash Diarrhea Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments Irritable Bowel Syndrome Menstruation Excessive Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Travelers Diarrhea Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Warts Worms Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Black Walnut Hull The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Cold Sores, Constipation, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Gas Flatulence, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Menstruation Excessive, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Travelers Diarrhea, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Warts, Worms, Wounds, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Black Walnut Hull as a natural cure Black Read More …

Plantain

From our list of ailments, see what Plantain can be used for: Cholesterol High Constipation Diarrhea Jaundice Obesity Natural Remedies using Plantain Two common plantain species are used inter-changeably in western herbal medicine: Plantago majus is the broad- leaved plantain, described here, and Plantago lanceolata is the narrow leafed species. Excessive doses may be hypotensive and laxative. Some plantain leaves were dangerously adulterated with digitalis in 1997. Cholesterol High, Constipation, Diarrhea, Jaundice, Obesity The Benefit of using Plantain as a natural cure Green : Most of the green vegetables and fruits such as gourds, spinach, plantain, lettuce, pea, green mango, gooseberry, pears, beans , etc. Dosages (Plantain) — 2 tsp (7.5 g) seed or 1 tsp husk/glass water (APA); 2–4 tsp fresh seed (PED); 5–15 g dry seed (PED); 1–2 tsp dry seed/glass water (PED); 2–4 g leaf in tea 3 ×/day (CAN); 2.5–5 ml liquid leaf extract (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid leaf extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4 ml leaf tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN). Chew up the leaves and spit the pulpy mixture onto the affected area. Keep it on for 10 minutes, and then reapply freshly chewed plantain as needed. Cholesterol Read More …

Avena Sativa

From our list of ailments, see what Avena Sativa can be used for: Cholesterol High Constipation Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Avena Sativa Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, which are usually built around a single synthetic molecule, herbs may contain hundreds if not thousands of active principles. The diversity and frequent synergism of these anti-inflammatory compounds lead to a multifaceted biochemical attack on inflammation, instead of overwhelming a single biochemical pathway and causing side effects. In fact, many of the substances in herbs are also found in common fruits and vegetables, which means they have historically played a role in human nutrition and evolution. Indeed, the anti-inflammatory nutrients in fruits, vegetables, and herbs may have historically helped control excessive inflammation. Cholesterol High, Constipation, Diarrhea The Benefit of using Avena Sativa as a natural cure Cholesterol High Constipation Diarrhea

Echinacea Angustifolia

From our list of ailments, see what Echinacea Angustifolia can be used for: Anal Fissures Athletes Foot Cold Sores Colds and Flu Cuts Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Flu Virus Fungal Infections Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments Hemorrhoids Herpes Hives Immunity Infections Inflammation Influenza Itching Mononucleosis Piles Pimples Prostate Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Sore Throat Tetters Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Viral Conditions Infections Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Echinacea Angustifolia Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia (often referred to as E. angustifolia). A combination of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea roots works best and I would recommend that you buy it from bona fide herbalists to ensure good quality. Echinacea angustifolia is virtually extinct in the wild through over-harvesting, so be sure to buy only from the cultivated sources – it will be expensive because it is difficult to grow. Echinacea purpurea is, however, easily cultivated in this country and, although less medicinally effective, is a better environmental choice. There is a simple test to assess the quality of echinacea tincture: if you put a drop or two of the neat tincture on your tongue you should feel a strong tingling sensation that is caused by Read More …

Eyebright

From our list of ailments, see what Eyebright can be used for: Allergies Asthma Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Emphysema Eye Issues Eyes Flu Virus Glaucoma Hay Fever Influenza Lungs Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Eyebright The name of this herb reflects its use – eyebright is the herb for external eye problems. It can be used for eye irritation, tiredness, eye watering, mild conjunctivitis, puffiness and itching. Make an eye bath: use 30ml of sterile saline plus one drop of eyebright tincture. Adults and children over 5 years old: bathe the affected eye 1-3 times a day for 10-20 seconds each time. Allergies, Asthma, Chest Congestion, Colds and Flu, Emphysema, Eye Issues, Eyes, Flu Virus, Glaucoma, Hay Fever, Influenza, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Tuberculosis The Benefit of using Eyebright as a natural cure Also called Indian tobacco, puke weed, asthma weed, gag root, eyebright, wild tobacco, bladder-pod Family Campanulaceae Parts used Aerial parts Activities (Eyebright) — Alterative (f; PED); Antibacterial (f; PED); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; SKY; WAM); Antiseptic (f; PED); Astringent (1; APA; EFS; SKY); Collyrium (f; CRC); Hepatotonic (f; PED); Laxative (f; CRC; EFS); Mucolytic (1; WAM); Tonic (f; CRC; EFS). Contraindications, Read More …

Guar Gum

From our list of ailments, see what Guar Gum can be used for: Constipation Diarrhea Gastritis Natural Remedies using Guar Gum The information herein is offered for informational purposes solely, and is universal as so. The presentation of the information is without contract or any type of guarantee assurance. 5. Are costly. Medication can cost you a lot of money, not to mention pain or discomfort, and they don’t really guarantee you’ll never have acid reflux for the rest of your life. Moreover, because the medicines provide only short-term solutions, most patients normally have no choice but to continue buying them for the rest of their lives. Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis The Benefit of using Guar Gum as a natural cure Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid helps in cell building, main- taining normal growth and development of the central nervous system. It stimulates the adrenal glands and increases the production of cortisone and other adrenal hormones. It is essential for conversion of fatty and sugar to energy. It also helps guard against most physical and mental stresses and toxins and increases vitality. The main sources of this vitamin are whole grain bread and cereals, green vegetables,peas , beans, peanuts and egg Read More …

Konjac Root Glucomannan

From our list of ailments, see what Konjac Root Glucomannan can be used for: Constipation Detoxification Hemorrhoids Obesity Skin Conditions Natural Remedies using Konjac Root Glucomannan Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Konjac) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PHR). May cause diarrhea. Severe esophageal obstructions reported for glucomannan tablets K Constipation, Detoxification, Hemorrhoids, Obesity, Skin Conditions The Benefit of using Konjac Root Glucomannan as a natural cure Constipation Detoxification Hemorrhoids Obesity Skin Conditions

Oat Straw

From our list of ailments, see what Oat Straw can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Constipation Fatigue Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sleeplessness Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Oat Straw All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided. Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea and coffee, should also be avoided. After noticeable improvement, goat’s milk, yogurt and home made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. Juice fasts may be repeated after four weeks on diet. Calms agitation Many cultures, including Indian, African, and Chinese, often use this herb to help calm irrational mental states such as insanity and hysteria. ey mix it with goat’s milk and sugar. Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Constipation, Fatigue, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Sleeplessness, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Oat Straw as a natural cure stress often presents as the overworked, com-pletely exhausted person who has been on the go (physically or emotionally) for a long time. At times, a chronically fatigued person will present with melancholy and depression. Treating with borage in such cases can give them a bit of spark. Read More …

Orris Root

From our list of ailments, see what Orris Root can be used for: Bronchitis Coughs Emphysema Lungs Tuberculosis Water Retention Natural Remedies using Orris Root Are the irises, or the taxonomists, or me screwed up? In a rare show of bravery, Steinmetz (EFS) covers six species of Iris, but then templates very repetitive entries for all six, especially the two I treat as orris, almost identical in EFS. More modern writers tend to aggregate some of these that are also called, colloquially, ‘orris.” The USDA accepts I. pallida Lam. as orris, but also has listed I. x germanica L. as orris-root. I have added only credible entries for I. florentina and I. pallida below, including JLH. Unlike the Herbal PDR, I maintain that Iris versicolor L., the blue flag, is a distinct species (which see). Bronchitis, Coughs, Emphysema, Lungs, Tuberculosis, Water Retention The Benefit of using Orris Root as a natural cure For orris, see Iris x germanica. Is it the irises, or the taxonomists (or me) who are screwed up. In a rare show of bravery, Steinmetz (EFS) covers six species of Iris but then templates very repetitive entries for all six, especially the two I treat as orris, Read More …

Pygeum Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Pygeum Bark can be used for: Prostate Natural Remedies using Pygeum Bark Dosages (Pygeum) — 100–200 mg/day StX (lipophilic); 50–100 mg StX (13% sterols calculated as beta-sitosterol) 2 ×/day (SKY). Activities (Pygeum) — Antialzheimeran (1; COX; FNF); Antiandrogenic (1; SHT); Antiarthritic (1; COX; FNF); Anticancer (1; COX; FNF); Antiinflammatory (1; COX; FNF; SHT); Antiprostaglandin (1; SHT); COX-2 Inhibitor (1; COX; FNF); Decongestant (1; SKY); Hypocholesterolemic (1; SHT). Prostate The Benefit of using Pygeum Bark as a natural cure Prostate

Reishi Mushroom

From our list of ailments, see what Reishi Mushroom can be used for: Alcoholism Alzheimers Disease Flu Virus Forgetfulness Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Influenza Memory Mononucleosis Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Reishi Mushroom Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Reishi) — Class 1. After 3–6 months consumption, rare individuals report bloody stools. Dizziness, dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area, epistaxis, itchiness, stomach upset (after using for 3–6 months) (AHP; SKY). Do not mix with other antiaggregants (SKY). Pregnant and lactating women should take only on advice of health practitioner (SKY). Rarely used with children, yet of low toxicity (WAM). May cause allergy (APA). Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention Read More …

Apple

From our list of ailments, see what Apple can be used for: Constipation High cholesterol Natural Remedies using Apple Not all vinegars are the same. Choose high quality types such as apple cider vinegar, which is high in nutritional value and complements the healing actions of the herbs. You can get as creative as you’d like with your choices, however, because there are many di?erent types of vinegars available, including some that are flavored. ese can add real pizazz to your next herbal experience. A paste made from the seeds of the radish is valuable in treating leucoderma. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in apple cider vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night. Constipation, High cholesterol The Benefit of using Apple as a natural cure After a short fast, the patient may adopt an all fruit-diet for about a week. In this regimen , she should have three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and peaches. If the patient is suffering from anaemia, or is very much Read More …

Bugleweed

From our list of ailments, see what Bugleweed can be used for: Diarrhea Heart Disease Menstruation Excessive Natural Remedies using Bugleweed Activities (Bugleweed) — Antideiodinater (T4) (2; KOM); Antigonadotropic (2; KOM; PH2; SHT); Antihormonal (2; PNC); Antilactagogue (f; MAB); Antioxidant (1; APA); Antiprolactin (1; PH2); Antipyretic (f; APA); Antithyrotropic (2; KOM; PH2; SHT); Antitumor (f; APA); Arteriosedative (f; MAD); Astringent (f; MAD; PNC); Cardiotonic (f; APA; FEL; MAD); Depurative (f; FEL); Digitalic (f; MAD); Hemostat (f; MAD); Narcotic (f; CEB); Poison (f; DEM); Sedative (f; APA; CEB; FEL; PNC); Tonic (f; FEL; HHB). Dosages (Bugleweed) — Take only under doctor’s supervision (APA); 1–2 drachms dried herb (FEL); 2 drachms to 4 fluid oz strong tincture (FEL); 1–2 g dry herb/tea (PH2); 0.7–2 ml liquid herb extract (PNC); 0.2–2 g/day crude drug (SHT). Diarrhea, Heart Disease, Menstruation Excessive The Benefit of using Bugleweed as a natural cure bitter herb, is a good herb for treating underactive thyroid and helps increase its hormone produc-tion. Bugleweed, another strong bitter, is used for hyperactive, or overactive, thyroid function, helping to decrease the overproduction. E?ective bitters include barberry, boneset, bugleweed, gentian, goldenseal, hops, horehound, and yarrow. Extracts (Bugleweed) — Extracts have demonstrated antigonadotropic, antithyrotropic, and Read More …

Catnip

From our list of ailments, see what Catnip can be used for: Anxiety Appetite Lack of Colic Digestion Poor Dizziness Chronic Dyspepsia Fever Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Gastritis Headache Hives Indigestion Insomnia Migraine Headaches Motion Sickness Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stomach Upset Tension Upset Stomach Vertigo Natural Remedies using Catnip Use an essential oil diffuser or place a couple drops onto your pillow: catnip, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, and marjoram. Member of the mint family, and like other mints can easily spread. It is a perennial with blue flowers and grown as decorative herb in garden or to attract pollinators. As catnip is used to stuff cat toys, it is attractive to outdoor cats in your garden area. Learn more about growing catnip. Anxiety, Appetite Lack of, Colic, Digestion Poor, Dizziness Chronic, Dyspepsia, Fever, Gall Bladder, Gas Flatulence, Gastritis, Headache, Hives, Indigestion, Insomnia, Migraine Headaches, Motion Sickness, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Stomach Upset, Tension, Upset Stomach, Vertigo The Benefit of using Catnip as a natural cure Dosages (Catnip) — 1–2 tsp fresh herb (PED); 0.5–1 g dry herb (PED); 2–4 g dry herb (PNC); 1–2 tsp dry herb/cup water up to 3 ×/day (SKY); 2 tsp herb/cup water to 3 ×/day Read More …

Chromium Picolinate

From our list of ailments, see what Chromium Picolinate can be used for: Blood Sugar Cholesterol Depression Energy Muscles Natural Remedies using Chromium Picolinate colinate for several months. Diachrome, a proprietary combination of chromium picolinate and biotin, a B vitamin, have been shown to further enhance glucose control. A lack of chromium results in diabetes-like symptoms. Not surprisingly, therefore, supplements of chromium picolinate, a common form of chromium, have been shown to improve insulin function and lower glucose levels. Sometimes the effects can be significant after several months. Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Depression, Energy, Muscles The Benefit of using Chromium Picolinate as a natural cure Dosages (Malabar Tamarind) — 1500 mg HCA/day (JAMA); 1320 mg HCA in 3 doses/day (JAMA); 500 mg plant extract 3 ×/day (JAMA); 500 mg plant extract + 100 µg nickel chromium 3 ×/day (JAMA); 800 mg plant extract + 50 mg caffeine + 40 µg chromium picolinate 3 ×/day (JAMA); 1500 mg plant extract +1200 mg l-carnitine + 600 µg chromium picolinate/day That said, a key objective of supplementation should be to lower glucose levels and improve insulin function, which should in turn reduce inflammation. The chief supplements for improving glucose tolerance and insulin function are Read More …

Cleavers

From our list of ailments, see what Cleavers can be used for: Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using Cleavers Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cleavers) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). None known (WAM). Diabetics should use the expressed juice only with caution. Excessive use of cleavers should be avoided, especially during pregnancy (CAN). Lower arterial blood pressure in canines with no slowing of heart and no toxic effects. Like other iridoids, asperuloside is a mild laxative (PNC). It can be converted to prostanoid intermediates. I was surprised to find harmine, 1-hydroxydesoxypeganin, 8-hydroxy-2,3-dehydrodesoxypeganin, and protopine listed for this plant by the Herbal PDR coumarins, chlorophyll, tannins, trace minerals Cleavers flower Flower essence Supports attachment and appro- Urinary Tract Problems The Benefit of using Cleavers as a natural cure Alterative herbs cleanse and promote proper blood functioning. ey assist the hormones to travel more easily through the bloodstream by increasing the assimilation of nutrients and fortifying eliminative functions. ey are best when used long-term, because they work slowly and gradually. E?ective alteratives include burdock, cleavers, dandelion root, Oregon grape, red clover, sarsaparilla, and yellow dock. Activities (Cleavers) — Alterative (f; DAA; EFS; Read More …

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From our list of ailments, see what Omega-3 Fatty Acids can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Forgetfulness Hair Loss Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Joint Pain Memory Thyroid overactive Natural Remedies using Omega-3 Fatty Acids More than two thousand studies on omega-3 fatty acids have been published in medical journals, adding up to a wealth of persuasive data, and many studies have found that supplements and omega-3 rich foods can significantly reduce levels of several inflammation-promoting compounds in people: thromboxane B , prostaglandin E , interleukin-1, and 2 Cold-water fish contain the largest amounts of the most biologically active, ‘preformed” omega-3 fatty acids. Preformed means that the fatty acids exist as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and the body does not have to make them from alpha-linolenic acid. This shortcut enables your body to put the anti-inflammatory properties of EPA and DHA to work right away. ADD and ADHD, Alzheimers Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Forgetfulness, Hair Loss, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Memory, Thyroid overactive The Read More …

Parsley

From our list of ailments, see what Parsley can be used for: Bad breath Natural Remedies using Parsley This is essential to the production of hormone adrenalie ; to the production of the thyroid secretion and the hair and skin pigment, melanin. It is effective in weight control because of its effect on the thyroid. Its use before meals suppresses the appetite substantially. Patients taking half a teaspoon of the powder 30 minutes before each meal, lose from a quarter to half a pound a day. It is alsoessential for the efficient functioning of kidneys and bladder. Major source are nuts, seeds, carrots, parsley and tomatoes. An important recently discovered therapeutic use of phenylalanine is its ability to overcome most conditions of lethargy through stimulation of adrenaline. Parsley ( prajmoda) is valuable in the treatment of bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several springs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be stepped in this water alongwith two or three whole cloves or a quarter spoon of ground cloves. This mixture should stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouth wash and gargled several times a day. Bad breath The Benefit of Read More …

Parsley Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Parsley Seed can be used for: Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using Parsley Seed Extracts (Parsley) — Water extracts are antihistaminic (CAN). EO = antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatoregenerative; hypotensive, increases plasma calcium (CAN; PED; PNC). Phthalides are sedative in mice (PNC). Apiole LD50 = 50 mg/kg ivn mouse (CAN); Mmyristicin LD50 = 200 mg/kg ivn mouse (CAN). Seed EO LD50 = 3300 mg/kg orl mouse/rat (HH2). Speaking of apiole or parsley seed EO, MAD says with male guinea pigs, ‘erzeugt es Kongestion am Penis, anhaltened Erektion and lebhafte geschlechtliche Erregung.” Does that mean it causes or cures priapism? I’ve not heard of this before that I remember. No wonder they call it Petersilie. If this leaks out, 95% of American parsley will not be thrown away as it has been in the past. Urinary Tract Problems The Benefit of using Parsley Seed as a natural cure Urinary Tract Problems

Sheep Sorrel

From our list of ailments, see what Sheep Sorrel can be used for: Abscesses Acne Anal Fissures Canker Sores Cold Sores Constipation Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Fever Hemorrhoids Hives Itching Kidneys Piles Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Ulcers Worms Wounds Natural Remedies using Sheep Sorrel Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sheep Sorrel) — Class 2d (AHP). Those with kidney stones should avoid this plant. Oxalates should be avoided by patients with endometriosis and nephrosis. Oxalic acid levels may attain 10–35% of dry matter in some species. The LDlo reported for humans is 700 mg/kg body weight. Weighing 110 kg, my LDlo would be 77,000 mg, or 77 g (more than 2 ounces of oxalic acid) (HOW). Polysaccharides show antitumor activity (ZUL). Dosages (Wood Sorrel) — Evaporate the sorrel juice in sun, adding juice of red clover leaves and flowers, thickening with white oak ashes, applying topically to cancers, especially breast cancer (CEB). Others suggest sheep sorrel ( Rumex acetosella), which is in the Essiac formula. Abscesses, Acne, Anal Fissures, Canker Sores, Cold Sores, Constipation, Detoxification, Diaper Rash, Eczema, Fever, Hemorrhoids, Hives, Itching, Kidneys, Piles, Pimples, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Ulcers, Worms, Wounds The Benefit of using Read More …

Yellow Root

From our list of ailments, see what Yellow Root can be used for: Nausea Natural Remedies using Yellow Root Known as anti-opathalmic, vitamin A is essential for growth and vitality. It builds up resistance to respiratory and other infections and works mainly on the eyes, lungs, stomach and intestines. It prevents eye diseases and plays a vital role in nourishing the skin and hair. It helps to prevent premature ageing and senillity, increases life expectancy and extends youthfulness. The main sources of this vitamin are fish liver oil, liver, whole milk, curds, pure ghee, butter, cheese, cream and egg yolk, green leafy and certain yellow root vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, turnip, beets, carrot, cabbage and tomato and ripe fruits such as prunes, mangoes,pappaya, apricots, peaches, almonds and other dry fruits. A prolonged deficinecy of vitamin A may result in inflammation of the eyes, poor vision frequent colds, night blindness and increased susceptibility to infections, lack of appetite and vigour, defective teeth and gums and skin disorders. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Oregon Grape) — Class 2b. Canada requires bilingual warning against use during pregnancy (AHP). ‘Not allowed as a non-medicinal ingredient in oral use products in Canada” (Michols, 1995). Read More …

Alfalfa Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Alfalfa Leaf can be used for: Genito-Urinary Ailments Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Natural Remedies using Alfalfa Leaf These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are all highly valuable in building health. Wheat, mung beans, alfalfa seeds and soya beans make excellent sprouts. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and soya beans contain complete proteins of high biological value. Dinner : A large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes,carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter and fresh home-made cottage cheese. Genito-Urinary Ailments, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease The Benefit of using Alfalfa Leaf as a natural cure Magnesium is widely distributed in foods. It is a part of the chlorophyll in green vegetables. Other good sources of this mineral are nuts, soyabeans, alfalfa, apples, figs, lemons, Read More …

Cilantro Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Cilantro Leaf can be used for: Digestion Poor Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Cilantro Leaf Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant. It grows naturally in a geographical band that runs from Asia through southern Europe and northern Africa. It has a citrus flavor, most like that of oranges, and may be found in whole or powdered form. Cilantro is a cool season herb and bolts quickly as temperatures rise. To have a healthy harvest of cilantro, succession plant every three to four weeks. Cilantro easily self-seeds, since it is quick to flower. Cilantro refers to the leaves of the plant and coriander the seeds. Learn how to grow cilantro, as well as popular varieties. Digestion Poor, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Cilantro Leaf as a natural cure Dosages (Cilantro) — Take juice of leaves before meals for anorexia (JFM); infuse root in rum or wine as a vermifuge (JFM). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cilantro) — Not covered (AHP). The emmenagogue folklore might suggest caution for use, if at all, by pregnant women. Coriander is used to flavor many Latin and Indian recipes.  It Read More …

Flax

From our list of ailments, see what Flax can be used for: Joint Pain Natural Remedies using Flax Dosages (Yellow Toadflax) — 1.5 g herb/cup (HHB); 1–2 tsp (1.3–2.6 g) in herb infusion (MAD); 1–2 tsp drug/2–4 cups water, steep 18 minutes, drink throughout the day (PH2); externally as poultice (PH2). For desserts, one of the issues is not eating too much—a problem when you make or bake a dessert at home. It may be better to buy small amounts of ‘healthy” dessert items. Some possibilities include small amounts of Earthsong Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Walnut Whole Food Bars (www.earthsongwholefoods.com), Jennie’s Coconut Maca-roons (www.redmillfarms.com) bars, Nutiva Flax & Raisin bars (www.nutiva.com), and Hadley date rolls with almonds (www.hadley dates.com). Another possibility is a Van’s apple-cinnamon toaster waffle, with almond butter or banana slices and powdered cinnamon. Joint Pain The Benefit of using Flax as a natural cure Dosages (Flax) — 1 (1300 mg) StX for 740 mg ALA, softgel (APA); 1 tbsp whole or crushed (not ground) seed/150 ml liquid 2–3 ×/day (APA; PH2; PIP); 1 oz seed/1 quart water at boiling point (FEL); 35–50 g crushed seed/day for hypercholesterolemia (PH2); 1–2 tbsp flaxseed oil/day as antiaggregant (PH2). The omega-3 family of Read More …

Fo-Ti Root

From our list of ailments, see what Fo-Ti Root can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Constipation Fatigue Frigidity Hardening of the Arteries Impotence Sexual Desire Impaired Virility Natural Remedies using Fo-Ti Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hu-Zhang) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PH2). As the best source of resveratrol, a COX-2 inhibitor, this herb shares many of the activities of the so-called miracle aspirin. See also Fo-Ti, which shares many chemicals with Hu-Zhang. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Fo-Ti) — Class 2d. Raw root is laxative; prepared root may cause GI distress; contraindicated with diarrhea (AHP). May cause colic, diarrhea, nausea, numbness of the extremities, and skin rashes (AHP; SKY). Allergic cystosis may result (LAF). Emodin has vasodilator and immunosuppressive effects in test tubes. LD50 of alcoholic percolates 169 to 2700 mg/kg (raw to cured) (LAF). Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Constipation, Fatigue, Frigidity, Hardening of the Arteries, Impotence, Sexual Desire Impaired, Virility The Benefit of using Fo-Ti Root as a natural cure Activities (Fo-Ti) — Antiaging (2; AKT; APA; FAY; KEB; LAF); Antiatherosclerotic (1; KEB); Antibacterial (1; FAY; SKY); Antimutagenic (2; AKT; KEB); Antioxidant (2; AKT; KEB; LAF); Antiplaque (f; FAY); Antiprogestational (1; CRC; DAA); Antipyretic (1; CRC; DAA); Antitumor (2; Read More …

Garcinia

From our list of ailments, see what Garcinia can be used for: Fatigue Obesity Natural Remedies using Garcinia Activities (Nutmeg) — Abortifacient (f; EFS; HHB); Allergenic (1; PH2); Analgesic (f; AHP; APA; EFS); Antibacterial (1; APA); Anticancer (1; APA); Antiedemic (1; APA); Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antioxidant (1; APA); Antiperistaltic (1; PH2); Antiseptic (1; PH2); Antitumor (1; APA); Aphrodisiac (f; APA; CRC; HHB); Astringent (f; CRC; EFS); Carminative (f; N Fatigue, Obesity The Benefit of using Garcinia as a natural cure Fatigue Obesity

Gymnema

From our list of ailments, see what Gymnema can be used for: Diabetes Natural Remedies using Gymnema Dosages (Gymnema) — 1–2 tbsp fresh leaf (PED); 2–3 g dry leaf (PED); 2 g dry leaf:10 ml alcohol/10 ml water (PED); 2–4 g powdered leaf (KAP); 2–4 g powdered leaf/day (SKY); 14–28 Generally safe and devoid of side effects at indicated levels; safety in lactation and pregnancy undetermined; should be used for diabetes under the purview of a practitioner; not to be used in place of insulin (SKY). Gymnema leaves raise insulin levels in healthy volunteers; leaves also lower serum cholesterol and triglycerides (SKY); water soluble acidic fractions are hypoglycemic (SKY). Gymnema given orally proved as potent as tolbutamide in lowering blood sugar, and keeping it low, in a 1-month study (APA). Diabetes The Benefit of using Gymnema as a natural cure Activities (Gymnema) — Alexeteric (f; KAB); Alterative (f; KAB); Anorectic (2; APA; KEB; PED); Antiaging (1; KEB); Antidiabetic (2; KEB); Antiobesity (1; KEB); Antipyretic (f; KAB; MPI); Astringent (f; MPI); Bitter (1; KAB; PED); Cardiotonic (f; MPI; UPW; WBB; WOI); Diuretic (1; KAP; MPI; WBB; WOI); Emetic (F; HHB); Errhine (f; WOI); Hypocholesterolemic (1; KEB; SKY); Hypoglycemic (1; APA; KAB; Read More …

Horse Chestnut

From our list of ailments, see what Horse Chestnut  can be used for: Varicosities Natural Remedies using Horse Chestnut  Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. Dosages (Horseradish Tree) — 1 tsp root bark tincture in syrup every 3 hours for malaria and nephrosis (JFM). Varicosities The Benefit of using Horse Chestnut  as a natural cure Relieves hemorrhoids Horse chestnut is an excel-lent reliever of hemorrhoids and the accompa-nying symptoms. It can be infused into an oil or made into a suppository for direct application. Mineralizes teeth Although I’ve no experience with such, some recommend chewing horse chestnut husks to mineralize the teeth. Contraindications Should not be used by those on blood thinners. Use internally short term only. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Horsemint) — ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! Activities (Horsemint) — Analgesic (f; DEM); Antiemetic (f; CEB; FEL); Antiseptic (1; CEB); Antispasmodic (f; HHB); Carminative (f; PH2; PNC); Deodorant (1; CEB); Diaphoretic (1; FEL); Diuretic (f; FEL); Read More …

Kava Kava Inositol

From our list of ailments, see what Kava Kava Inositol can be used for: Anxiety Natural Remedies using Kava Kava Inositol Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions (rarely). Other sources report intestinal obstruction (AEH). Many reports suggest a yellowing of the skin in chronic users. ‘Chronic ingestion may lead to ‘kawism’ characterized by dry, flaking, discolored skin, and reddened eyes” ( LRNP, May 1987). Persistent rumors suggest that overdoses can cause intoxication. Commission E Read More …

Psyllium

From our list of ailments, see what Psyllium can be used for: Anal Fissures Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Colitis Colon Constipation Diarrhea Gastritis Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Hemorrhoids Irritable Bowel Syndrome Piles Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Psyllium has determined that psyllium is safe at levels up to 25 g/day. FDA counters that high levels of psyllium husk ‘may enhance epithelial cell proliferation in the GI tract or cause allergies in some people” (Johnston, B.J.; 1997). FDA proposes health claim for psyllium. HerbalGram 41:28.). HH2 reports 8-week clinical trials on hyperuremia with 7 g psyllium husks a day for 8 Although you can include any herb part, using herb powder or grinding the herb into a powder makes it much easier to mix with the base. Using a demulcent herb (such as slippery elm, marshmal-low, or psyllium) powder as part of your blend will help it stick together better and adds a soothing quality to the preparation. Adding coconut can also help sti?en the creation. If you are using fruit preserves as a base, make a small batch to be quickly consumed. Anal Fissures, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol High, Colitis, Colon, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Read More …

Rosemary

From our list of ailments, see what Rosemary can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Forgetfulness Gallbladder Gas Flatulence Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Memory Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stomach Upset Tension Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Rosemary Woody stems are covered with needlelike, pun-gent leaves. Small purple-white flowers have pro-truding stamens. Rosemary is cultivated in gardens and available at most nurseries. Perennial. Grow from established plant or cuttings; di?cult to start from seed. Grow in well-drained soil, full sun to part shade. Zones 6–9. of that region. Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, for example, rosemary and cedar grow in abundance. Both are excellent for our ever-present damp conditions that can a?ect the respiratory tract and joints. Alzheimers Disease, Anxiety, Diarrhea, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Forgetfulness, Gallbladder, Gas Flatulence, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Memory, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Stomach Upset, Tension, Travelers Diarrhea, Upset Stomach, Varicose Veins The Benefit of using Rosemary as a natural cure Use herbs rich in vitamins to help heal wounds, such as rosehips, rosemary, peppermint, coriander, and thyme. Include in your diet or drink as tea, 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Self-Heal) — Read More …

Sage

From our list of ailments, see what Sage can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Appetite Lack of Forgetfulness Gas Flatulence Herpes Memory Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Sage In another study Zurier doubled the dosage of GLA, giving fifty-six patients either 2.8 grams daily of the supplement or placebos for six months. This higher dosage resulted in significant improvements—at least a 25 percent improvement in four of eight measures of rheumatoid arthritis severity. For a second six-month period, Zurier gave GLA to all of the patients, and improvements were noted across the board. The group originally given GLA continued to improve over the course of a year, with more than three-fourths of the patients benefiting from improvements in their arthritis symptoms. Dosages (European Peony) — 1 tsp (~1 g) flower/cup water (APA; PH2; WIC); 30–40 grains seed for nightmare (FEL); 2 g seed (HHB); 3–12 g peony root (FAY); 1 oz root boiled in a pint of liquid (1 part ‘good gin”:2 parts water) (FEL); 1–30 drops root tincture (FEL); 0.3–0.6 g powder root for children (MAD); 5–15 drops tincture (MAD); 2–3 fluid oz 3–4 ×/day (FEL). Alzheimers Disease, Appetite Lack of, Forgetfulness, Gas Flatulence, Herpes, Memory, Yeast Infections The Read More …

Thyme

From our list of ailments, see what Thyme can be used for: Asthma Bacterial Infections Bronchitis Chest Congestion COPD Depression Mild Digestion Poor Emphysema Fungal Infections Gas Flatulence Gastritis Indigestion Lungs Postnasal Drip Sinus Stomach Upset Tooth Decay Tuberculosis Upset Stomach Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Thyme Foster and Duke (1985) treat mother of thyme as T. pulegioides (FAD), Tucker and Debaggio (TAD) add that most so-called wild thyme or mother of thyme on sale or escaped in the U.S. is T. pulegioides or T. praecox var. arcticus (‘distinguishing characteristics are tiny” (TAD)). USDA recognizes both T. pulegioides and T. serpyllum as wild thyme. It is highly likely that most chemical and medicinal studies are unvouchered so we’ll never really know which species was intended. I suspect that Americans had best consult data on T. pulegioides and Europeans this entry, T. serpyllum. There are few major differences in the chemical and medical, as with the morphological characteristics. Thyme is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen herb with many culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. Learn more about growing thyme. Asthma, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Chest Congestion, COPD, Depression Mild, Digestion Poor, Emphysema, Fungal Infections, Gas Flatulence, Gastritis, Indigestion, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Sinus, Stomach Upset, Read More …

Bromelain

From our list of ailments, see what Bromelain can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Backache Blood Pressure Bronchitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chest Congestion Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Colds and Flu Colitis Coughs Diabetes Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Emphysema Flu Virus GERD Gout Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Indigestion Inflammation Influenza Joint Pain Lungs Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Sciatica Sore Throat Stomach Upset Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using Bromelain Activities (Bromelain) — Antiaggregant (2; KOM); Antibacterial (1; BGB); Antiedemic (2; BGB; KOM); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; BGB); Antitumor (1; BGB); Digestive (1; APA); Fibrinolytic (1; BGB); Proteolytic (1; APA). Dosages (Pineapple) — 250–500 mg bromelain 3 ×/day (APA); 80–320 raw mg bromelain/day (KOM; PH2). Fruit food farmacy. Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chest Congestion, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Colds and Flu, Colitis, Coughs, Diabetes, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Emphysema, Flu Virus, GERD, Gout, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Indigestion, Inflammation, Influenza, Joint Pain, Lungs, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Muscle Soreness, Pain, Sciatica, Sore Throat, Stomach Upset, Tuberculosis, Ulcers, Upset Stomach, Urinary Tract Problems The Benefit of using Bromelain as a Read More …

Bupleurum Root

From our list of ailments, see what Bupleurum Root can be used for: Allergies Anal Fissures Arthritis Backache Circulation Poor Eyes Fever Gall Bladder Hemorrhoids Herpes Inflammation Joint Pain Piles PMS Sciatica Viral Conditions Infections Water Retention Natural Remedies using Bupleurum Root Activities (Bupleurum) — Adrenergic (1; KEB); Analgesic (1; DAA; PH2; WHO); Antiadhesive (1; AKT); Antiaggregant (1; AKT; KEB; MAB); Antidepressant (f; PED); Antiedemic (1; DAA; PH2; WHO); Antifibrositic (1; SHB); Antihepatosis (1; KEB); Antiinflammatory (1; DAA; MAB; PED; PH2; WHO; WO2); Antimutagenic (1; MAB; WHO); Antinephrotic (1; KEB); Antiprostaglandin (1; KEB); Antipyretic (2; KEB; PH2; WHO; WO2); Antithromboxane (1; KEB); Antitoxic (f; DAA); Antitumor (1; KEB); Antitussive (1; DAA; KEB; PH2); Antiulcer (1; KEB; PH2); Antiviral (1; SHB; WO2); Apoptotic (1; MAB); Bitter (f; PED); cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor (1; WO2); Cardioprotective (1; AKT); Choleretic (2; AKT; KEB); CNS-Depressant (1; DAA; PED; WHO); Corticosteronigenic (1; AKT; MAB); Diaphoretic (f; KEB; MAB; PED; WO2); Diuretic (1; AKT); Expectorant (f; WO2); Gastroprotective (1; MAB; WHO); Hemolytic (1; WO2); Hemostat (f; DAA); Hepatoprotective (1; KEB; MAB; PH2; WHO); Hepatotonic (f; DAA); Hyperglycemic (1; MAB); Hypocholesterolemic (1; KEB); Hypoglycemic (1; AKT); Hypotensive (1; PH2); Immunostimulant (1; KEB; SHB; WHO); Interleukinogenic (1; SHB); Laxative (1; KEB); Read More …

Cayenne

From our list of ailments, see what Cayenne can be used for: Acne Allergies Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Backache Blood Pressure Bronchitis Cardiovascular Chest Congestion Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Colds and Flu Coughs Diabetes Diaper Rash Eczema Emphysema Eyes Flu Virus Glaucoma Hardening of the Arteries Hay Fever Headache Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hives Hypertension Immunity Influenza Itching Joint Pain Liver Migraine Headaches Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Pimples Postnasal Drip Psoriasis Rash Respiratory Problems Sciatica Shingles Sinus Skin Conditions Sore Throat Tetters Tuberculosis Varicose Veins Wounds Natural Remedies using Cayenne fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C If you enjoy a pungent kick with some of your foods, substitute a little Read More …

Cocoa (Dark Chocolate)

From our list of ailments, see what Cocoa (Dark Chocolate) can be used for: Cancer Fatigue High blood pressure High cholesterol Natural Remedies using Cocoa (Dark Chocolate) The patient should avoid vegetables containing large quantities of oxalic acid such as spinach and rhubarb. Chocolate and cocoa also contain oxalic acid and must not be used. Garlic, asparagus, parsley, watercress, cucumber and celery are excellent vegetables. The best fruits are papaya and bananas. Both have a healing effect on kidneys. A small amount of soured milk and home- made cottage cheese can be included in the diet. All salt should be eliminated from the diet. Five or six small meals should be taken in preference to a few large ones. nutrient-packed suppository can deliver vital food through direct absorption in the lower colon. In my o?ce, I see a lot of middle-aged women su?ering from irritation and lack of moisture in the vaginal canal. I prescribe an herb-rich, cocoa butter–based suppository to heal the tissues and cool inflammation. For men, a suppository inserted into the rectal canal can help soothe a swollen and painful prostate. For children, an appropriate herbal suppository can quickly reduce high fever and calm anxiety. Cancer, Fatigue, Read More …

Ephedra

From our list of ailments, see what Ephedra can be used for: Asthma Natural Remedies using Ephedra Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Pakistani Ephedra) — ‘Classified by the FDA as an Herb of Undefined Safety.” ‘Used as an antisyphilitic. Also used as an astringent. A Chinese species, Ephedra sinica, called ‘ma-huang’ in China, contains the alkaloid ephedrine, a P lar breakdown of glucose and fat. Supplements containing ephedra, a stimulant, may help as well—but they carry risks that include higher levels of anxiety and nervousness and increased blood pressure, and I do not recommend them. Asthma The Benefit of using Ephedra as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Ephedra) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated in anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, cerebral perfusion, diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, pheochromocytoma, prostatadenoma, restlessness, and thyrotoxicosis (KOM; PH2; SHT; SKY). Thyroid stimulant, not recommended for long-term use. The herb and/or its ephedrine can cause addiction, anxiety, anorexia, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmia, dizziness, dysuria, flushing, headache, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, restlessness, tachycardia, uterocontraction, vomiting, and xerostomia (KOM; PH2; SHT; SKY). Commission E reports contraindications, adverse effects, and interactions of the major alkaloid, ephedrine. Not to be used for prolonged period. Read More …

Ginger

From our list of ailments, see what Ginger  can be used for: Nausea Natural Remedies using Ginger  Indications (Sweet Bay) — Chill (f; DEM); Cold (f; DEM; FAD); Dyspepsia (f; FEL; PHR; PH2); Epilepsy (f; FAD; HHB); Fever (f; PH2; PNC); Gastrosis (f; FEL); Inflammation (f; PH2; PNC); Malaria (f; FAD; FEL; HHB); Rheumatism (f; FAD; FEL; HHB); Typhoid (f; FEL). Nausea The Benefit of using Ginger  as a natural cure

Glucosamine Sulfate

From our list of ailments, see what Glucosamine Sulfate can be used for: Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Joint Pain Pain Natural Remedies using Glucosamine Sulfate Additional sulfur, also essential for cartilage formation, can be obtained in glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and small amounts of manganese can be obtained in a multimineral supplement. The two principal forms of glucosamine in supplements are glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, and both appear to be equally effective. There is evidence suggesting that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are synergistic, with glucosamine enhancing the production of new cartilage and chondroitin slowing the breakdown of cartilage. Many supplements contain both, and people with osteoarthritis should consider taking 1,200 to 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin daily. As part of an osteoarthritic regimen, 500 to 1,000 mg of vitamin C should be included. Although some of the described studies used manganese ascorbate, this type of vitamin C is difficult to find. Any form of vitamin C should suffice. Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Pain The Benefit of using Glucosamine Sulfate as a natural cure One way to maintain a lower biological age is to reduce tissue breakdown and the inflammation it Read More …

Lysine

From our list of ailments, see what Lysine can be used for: Herpes Viral Conditions Infections Natural Remedies using Lysine It will be seen from this statement that nine amino acids are essential for maintenance of nitrogen equilibrium in human bodies. The estimated requirements of essential amino acids for infants, children and adults are given in Table B. Men in the older age group appear to differ in their requirements. Studies seem to suggest an increase need for methionine and lysine for them. Infants and children have proportionally greater demands for essential amino acids than adults. In addition, infants require histidine as an essential amino acid. It is considered a natural remedy for cold, sores, shingles and genital herpes. In a study published in 1983, a group of researchers polled over 1,500 people whose daily intake of lysine was over 900 mg. 88 per cent said that lysine seemed to reduce the severity of their attacks of herpes virus and accelerated the healing time. These results have, however, been disputes by some scientists. Herpes, Viral Conditions Infections The Benefit of using Lysine as a natural cure Thus , wheat which has a deficiency in the amino-acid lysine but an abundance Read More …

Olive Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Olive Oil can be used for: Kidney Stones Pain Natural Remedies using Olive Oil No medicines of any kind should be used. In case of trouble due to external causes, the most effective treatment consists of applying a mixture of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda ) and olive oil. The alkaline sodium neutralises the poisonous acids formed in the sores and oil keeps the flesh in a softened condition. Add olive oil and butter to a 10-inch frypan or wok. Cut the tops and bottoms off the zucchini, quarter them lengthwise, and dice so the pieces are roughly the size of dimes, but a little thicker. Put the zucchini in the pan along with the corn and diced garlic, scallion, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. With a spatula, mix around as you start heating (medium setting) the vegetables. Cover the pan (loosely with a piece of aluminum foil if you don’t have a cover). Stir every couple of minutes. Kidney Stones, Pain The Benefit of using Olive Oil as a natural cure Lunch –For our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin Read More …

Rose Hips

From our list of ailments, see what Rose Hips can be used for: Bladder Bowels Circulation Cirrhosis of the Liver CrohnS Flu Virus Infections Inflammation Influenza Liver Swelling Issues Teeth Natural Remedies using Rose Hips Dosages (Rose Hips) — 0.75–3 tsp chopped fruit/cup water 1–3 ×/day (APA; JAD; WIC); 2 g fruit (PH2); 0.25–0.5 cup fresh fruit (PED); 1–2 g dry fruit/cup water (PHR); 6–12 g dry fruit (PED); 9 g dry fruit/cup boiling water (PED); 2–5 g in infusion (HH3). Activities (Rose Hips) — Analgesic (1; JBU); Antidiarrheic (f; PNC); Antioxidant (1; HH3); Antiradicular (1; HH3); Antiseptic (f; PED); Antispasmodic (f; PED); Astringent (2; APA; KOM; WAM); Demulcent (1; WAM); Diuretic (1; APA; HH3; PED; PHR; PH2); Hypoglycemic (1; HH3); Laxative (1; APA; PHR; PH2); Lipoxygenase Inhibitor (1; HH3); Nervine (1; WAM); Vermifuge (f; HH3; MAD). Bladder, Bowels, Circulation, Cirrhosis of the Liver, CrohnS, Flu Virus, Infections, Inflammation, Influenza, Liver, Swelling Issues, Teeth The Benefit of using Rose Hips as a natural cure Humans Need Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytonutrients Over the course of a year Paleolithic peoples and hunter-gatherer societies typically consumed more than a hundred different types of plants. These were very different foods from what most people Read More …

Valerian Root Inositol

From our list of ailments, see what Valerian Root Inositol can be used for: ADD and ADHD Natural Remedies using Valerian Root Inositol Valerian is a perennial herb.  Its flowers are pink or white and can grow to nearly five feet tall.  The extract from Valerian flowers was used as a perfume but it is also used for medicinal purposes.  Read more about Valerian herb. Take valerian tincture. Adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. ADD and ADHD The Benefit of using Valerian Root Inositol as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Indian Valerian) — Class 1 (AHP). Said to be a good substitute for V. officinalis (KAB). Take valerian tincture. Adults: take 5ml diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:1, a few hours before the event, and then another 5ml diluted with some water half an hour before the event. If the event is in the evening you may need a dose in the morning, one at lunchtime and then another half an hour before the event. Do not be tempted to take a double dose in one go as that can send Read More …

Wild Yam

From our list of ailments, see what Wild Yam can be used for: Arthritis Cirrhosis of the Liver Colic Cramps Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Frigidity Gall Bladder Indigestion Jaundice Joint Pain Liver Menopause Menstrual Problems Nausea PMS Sexual Desire Impaired Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Vomiting Natural Remedies using Wild Yam Dosages (Wild Yam) — 250–500 mg root/day (APA); 2–4 g powdered root (HHB); 40–400 mg powdered root (MAD); 1–2 tsp fresh root (PED); 2–4 g dry root (PED); 3 g dry root:15 ml alcohol/15 ml water (PED); 2–3 ml root tincture 3–4 ×/day (SKY); 0.5 tsp root tincture 2 ×/day (APA); 20–60 drops root tincture (FEL); 2–4 ml liquid root extract/day (APA); 2 (505 mg) capsules/day; 1 (505 mg) StX capsule/day (JAD); 2–4 fluid oz decoction. Wild yam is one of the main herbs used for the treatment of menopausal problems. It is especially useful if the sufferer also has rheumatic or arthritic symptoms. Arthritis, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Colic, Cramps, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Frigidity, Gall Bladder, Indigestion, Jaundice, Joint Pain, Liver, Menopause, Menstrual Problems, Nausea, PMS, Sexual Desire Impaired, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Vomiting The Benefit of using Wild Yam as a natural cure Indications (African Wild Yam) — Childbirth Read More …

Aloe

From our list of ailments, see what Aloe can be used for: Acne Burns Immune System Indigestion Itching Skin Issues Ulcers Natural Remedies using Aloe The use of the herb Indian aloe ( ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known remedy for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigeneous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric (haldi) and extract of Indian barberry ( rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming. Dosages (Aloe) — 50–200 mg powder (APA); 50–300 mg powder in a single dose at bedtime (AHP); 1 tbsp gel 3 ×/day (APA); 25 mg in 701 mg soybean oil, 1–2 softgels 3 ×/day; apply topically; or 1 tbsp juice after meals (SF). Aloe gel, Barbados aloe, and Aloe powder contain, respectively 4.87, 4.65, and 4.21% aloin, and 2.2, 2.1, and 2.03% aloe emodin. Acne, Burns, Immune System, Indigestion, Itching, Skin Issues, Ulcers The Benefit of using Aloe as a natural cure Indications (Aloes) — Amenorrhea (f; CAN; PHR); Atherosclerosis (f; PHR); Colic (f; PHR); Constipation (2; KOM; SHT; WOI); Dermatosis (f; PHR; WHO); Diabetes (f; PHR); Dysmenorrhea (f; Read More …

Bladderwrack

From our list of ailments, see what Bladderwrack can be used for: Arthritis Diarrhea Fatigue GERD Inflammation Joint Pain Obesity Thyroid underactive Ulcers Natural Remedies using Bladderwrack 60g marshmallow root powder or a capsule equivalent – for heartburn, indigestion, food poisoning and drawing out splinters. Arthritis, Diarrhea, Fatigue, GERD, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Obesity, Thyroid underactive, Ulcers The Benefit of using Bladderwrack as a natural cure Arthritis Diarrhea Fatigue GERD Inflammation Joint Pain Obesity Thyroid underactive Ulcers

Boswellia

From our list of ailments, see what Boswellia can be used for: Allergies Arthritis Asthma CrohnS Diaper Rash Diarrhea Gout Inflammation Joint Pain Muscle Cramps/Spasms Pain Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Boswellia Few taxonomists know the species of Styrax (as with Boswellia, Commiphora, Picea, and Pinus) even with leaves, fruits, and flowers in hand. Fewer taxonomists, if any, could positively identify isolated resin. Small wonder that many herbalists aggregate the species. AHP and HHB treat S. Activities (Boswellia) — Analgesic (1; APA; JBU; KAP; MPI); Antiallergic (1; SAB); Antialzheimeran (1; COX; FNF); Antiarthritic (1; COX; FNF); Antiasthmatic (1; SAB); Anticancer (1; COX; FNF; MPI); Anticomplementary (1; APA); Antiedemic (1; APA); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; SKY); Antileukemic (1; AKT); Antileukotriene (1; APA; COX; SAB); Antipyretic (f; KAB; KAP); Antirheumatic (1; APA); Astringent (f; KAB; MPI); Carminative (f; KAB); CNS-Depressant (1; KAP; MPI); Collyrium (f; KAB); COX-2-Inhibitor (1; COX; FNF); Demulcent (f; KAP); Depurative (f; KAB); Diaphoretic (f; KAB; MPI); Diuretic (f; MPI); Emmenagogue (f; KAP; MPI); Expectorant (f; KAB); Hepatotonic (f; KAB); Hypoglycemic (1; MPI); 5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor (1; SAB); Pectoral (f; KAB); Propecic (f; KAB); Sedative (1; KAP; MPI); Stomachic (f; KAB); Tonic (f; KAB). Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Read More …

Burdock Root

From our list of ailments, see what Burdock Root can be used for: Arthritis Bacterial Infections Canker Sores Cirrhosis of the Liver Cold Sores Constipation Cuts Detoxification Diabetes Diaper Rash Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eczema Fever Fungal Infections Gall Bladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Indigestion Itching Jaundice Joint Pain Kidneys Liver Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Stomach Upset Swelling Tetters Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Worms Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Burdock Root Open the container of moistened herbs and divide it into three parts. You will add the herbs to the percolation bottle in three phases. Spoon in a third of the moistened burdock root powder, being careful that the cone filter is making con-tact on all sides of the bottle so that powder isn’t slipping past. Check as you work to ensure that the cone filter’s tip stays pointed straight down and is not tipped to the side. Gently pack the first addition of herbs using a packing rod. Then add the next third, and then the last third, packing after each addition. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Burdock) — Class 1 (AHP). CAN notes that it may conflict with other hypoglycemic Read More …

Kudzu

From our list of ailments, see what Kudzu can be used for: Alcoholism Fever Natural Remedies using Kudzu µg/ml for, kudzusaponin SA-3). Flavonoid-like substances associated with improved microcircu-lation and blood flow through the coronary arteries. Dosages (Kudzu) — 5–15 g day (AKT); 4.5–9 g root (FAY); 9–15 g root/day (SKY); 12 shot glasses fresh root juice for unconscious drunk (FAY); 3 (100 mg) capsules root extract StX (1 mg daidzin) daily (APA); 1 (550 mg) capsule root extract (100 mg) StX (1 mg Daidzin) 3 ×/day (NH). Alcoholism, Fever The Benefit of using Kudzu as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Apricot) — Class 3 (AHP). Also known as bitter almond. One of the products apricot seed components break down into in the human body is highly toxic prussic acid. Fifty to 60 kernels of apricot seed can kill adults; 7–10 can be fatal in children. My CRC handbook says that a ‘double kernel is said to be enough to kill a man” (CRC). I think that is overkill. Headache and nausea occurred in some patients being treated for chronic bronchosis with a paste of apricot seed and sugar. Possible adverse interaction when taken with Astragalus, skullcap, or Read More …

Ladys Slipper

From our list of ailments, see what Ladys Slipper can be used for: ADD and ADHD Anxiety Depression Mild Hyperactivity Insomnia Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Natural Remedies using Ladys Slipper The conversion of arachidonic acid to more powerful inflammation-causing substances such as prostaglandin E is strongly influenced by a 2 ADD and ADHD, Anxiety, Depression Mild, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Stress, Tension The Benefit of using Ladys Slipper as a natural cure ADD and ADHD Anxiety Depression Mild Hyperactivity Insomnia Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension

Mayapple

From our list of ailments, see what Mayapple can be used for: Constipation Worms Natural Remedies using Mayapple Activities (Mayapple) — Acaricide (1; CRC); Allergenic (1; FAD); Alterative (1; CRC); Anticancer (1; CRC; FNF); Antiherpetic (1; FNF); Antimitotic (1; PHR; PH2); Antiseptic (1; FNF); Antitumor (1; CRC; FNF); Antiviral (1; FNF); Aperitif (f; FEL); Bitter (1; CRC); Cholagogue (1; CRC; FEL; HHB); Choleretic (f; APA); Emetic (1; CRC; FAD); Hepatotonic (f; CRC); Hydragogue (1; CRC); Laxative (1; APA; CRC; DEM; FAD; FEL); Myelosuppressant (1; CRC); Narcotic (f; CEB); Poison (1; CRC); Sialagogue (f; FEL); Tonic (1; CRC); Vermifuge (1; CRC; DEM; HHB). LD50 = 3000 mg/kg ipr mouse, LD50 = >3000 mg/kg orl rat (CAN). Phillipson et al. (1995) studied antimalarial activity of the important antitumor compound, podophyllotoxin, which occurs in junipers, mayapples, chervils, and perennial flaxes in the temperate zone, in Hernandia and Hyptis in the tropics. Podophyllotoxin is active against Plasmodium falciparum (IC50 = 10.3 µg/ml), slightly more active than the synthetic derivative etoposide (14.8 µg/ml) and much more active J Constipation, Worms The Benefit of using Mayapple as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Mayapple) — Class 2b, 3 (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications for Read More …

Red Clover

From our list of ailments, see what Red Clover can be used for: Acne Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Gout Hives Hot flashes Immunity Itching Jaundice Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Red Clover Activities (Red Clover) — Alterative (f; CRC; GMH; PNC); Antiangiogenic (1; FNF; JAD); Anticancer (1; APA; JAD; SKY); Anticarcinogenic (1; APA; CAN); Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antiosteoporotic (1; ABS; FNF; JAD); Antirheumatic (f; PED); Antiseptic (1; APA); Antispasmodic (1; APA; CAN; GMH; PHR; PH2); Aperitif (f; CRC; MAD); Astringent (f; CAN); Bitter (f; PED); Cholagogue (f; PED); Decongestant (1; APA); Depurative (f; DEM; FAD; PED); Diuretic (f; CRC; PED; WBB); Emmenagogue (f; PED); Estrogenic (2; APA; JAD; SKY); Expectorant (1; APA; FAD; PHR; PH2); Mastogenic (1; APA); Progesterogenic (1; AKT); Sedative (f; FAD; PED; WBB); Tonic (f; CRC); Vulnerary (f; PHR; PH2). Dosages (Wood Sorrel) — Evaporate the sorrel juice in sun, adding juice of red clover leaves and flowers, thickening with white oak ashes, applying topically to cancers, especially breast cancer (CEB). Others suggest sheep sorrel ( Rumex acetosella), which is in the Essiac formula. Acne, Detoxification, Diaper Rash, Eczema, Gout, Hives, Hot flashes, Immunity, Itching, Jaundice, Pimples, Psoriasis, Rash, Read More …

Senna

From our list of ailments, see what Senna can be used for: Bowels Colon Constipation Diarrhea Hemorrhoids Irregularity Obesity Natural Remedies using Senna Activities (Coffee Senna) — Abortifacient (f; JFM; ZUL); Analgesic (f; ZUL); Anthelminthic (1; TRA; ZUL); Antibacterial (1; WO2; ZUL); Antidiuretic (f; JFM); Antiedemic (1; TRA); Antiinflammatory (1; TRA; WO2); Antipyretic (f; ZUL); Antiseptic (1; TRA; ZUL); Antispasmodic (f; JFM); Cardiotoxic (1; AAB); Cholagogue (1; TRA; ZUL); Cicatrizant (f; ZUL); Depurative (f; JFM; TRA); Diaphoretic (f; WO2); Diuretic (1; WO2; ZUL); Expectorant (f; WO2); Fungicide (1; FNF; WO2; ZUL); Hemostat (f; ZUL); Hepatoprotective (1; TRA); Hypotensive (1; JFM; TRA); Laxative (1; TRA; ZUL); Stomachic (f; WO2); Tonic (f; ZUL); Vermifuge (1; WO2). Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Bowels, Colon, Constipation, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids, Irregularity, Obesity The Benefit of using Senna as a natural cure Indications (Alexandrian Senna) — Anemia (f; PH2); Cancer (f; JLH); Constipation (2; BGB; KOM; PH2; PIP; SKY; WHO); Read More …

Oregano

From our list of ailments, see what Oregano can be used for: Heart Natural Remedies using Oregano Add olive oil and butter to a 10-inch frypan or wok. Cut the tops and bottoms off the zucchini, quarter them lengthwise, and dice so the pieces are roughly the size of dimes, but a little thicker. Put the zucchini in the pan along with the corn and diced garlic, scallion, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. With a spatula, mix around as you start heating (medium setting) the vegetables. Cover the pan (loosely with a piece of aluminum foil if you don’t have a cover). Stir every couple of minutes. Widely used in Greek and Italian cooking, oregano adds a wonderful flavor to foods. Greek oregano has a stronger smell and flavor than Mexican oregano. Dried oregano is fine as a culinary herb, but it is best when freshly dried. Heart The Benefit of using Oregano as a natural cure Trim excess fat and gristle from the chicken. It’s all right if the chicken pieces vary in size. If the breasts are thick, carefully slice them laterally, so they end up about half as thick (about 1?4 inch each). Spread out the chicken Read More …

Capsella

From our list of ailments, see what Capsella can be used for: Cystitis Natural Remedies using Capsella M E D I C I N E C A B I N E T Decoction 1 teaspoon per cup, simmer 10 minutes covered, drink 6 ounces as needed, not to exceed 3 times per day Tincture 1 dropperful as needed, not to Cystitis The Benefit of using Capsella as a natural cure Cystitis

Caraway Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Caraway Seed can be used for: Constipation Gas Flatulence Nausea Vomiting Natural Remedies using Caraway Seed Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. During the attack, mustard oil mixed with little camphor should be massaged over the back of the chest. This will loosen up phelgm and ease breathing. The patient should also inhale steam from the boiling water with caraway seeds, known as ajwain in the vernacular. It will dilate the bronchial passage. Constipation, Gas Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting The Benefit of using Caraway Seed as a natural cure Caraway seeds are used in a wide variety of dishes throughout the world, from rice dishes in India to cakes in England. They are used to make liqueurs and are even chewed to freshen the breath. Black caraway seeds are often blended with other spices and used to flavor curries, but they are also used in the familiar naan bread and may even be used as a substitute for pepper if the need arises. Bloating is a Read More …

Curcumin and Turmeric Root

From our list of ailments, see what Curcumin and Turmeric Root can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arthritis Backache Bruises Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments GERD Gout Inflammation Insect Bites Stings Joint Pain Liver Menstrual Problems Muscle Cramps/Spasms Muscle Soreness Nausea Obesity Pain Sciatica Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vomiting Natural Remedies using Curcumin and Turmeric Root pesticides individually or mixed. Curcumin and genistein were synergistic, totally inhibiting induction in vitro. Curcuminoids inhibit cancer at initiation, promotion and progression in vitro and in vivo (MAB). Viva curried bean soup, like I am having for lunch. Reportedly as effective as hydrocortisone acetate or indomethacin in experimental inflammation (WHO). Both natural antiinflammatory curcumin (1200 mg/day) and unnatural phenylbutazone (30 mg/day) improved joint swelling, morning stiffness, and walking time in people with rheumatoid arthritis, both better than placebo (WHO). Bruneton notes that the antiinflammatory ED50 of curcumin orally in rats is 48 powerful and not as dangerous as popular Cox-2-inhibiting drugs. According to recent experiments, they block the activity of ‘NF kappa B,” a protein that turns on inflammation-promoting genes. This effect and similar ones too complex to discuss Read More …

Ginko

From our list of ailments, see what Ginko can be used for: Concentration Heart Libido Natural Remedies using Ginko Enzymes play a decisive role in the digestion of food as they are responsible for the chemical changes which the food undergoes during digestion. The chemical changes comprise the Concentration, Heart, Libido The Benefit of using Ginko as a natural cure Concentration Heart Libido

Glucomannan Konjac Root

From our list of ailments, see what Glucomannan Konjac Root can be used for: Diabetes Natural Remedies using Glucomannan Konjac Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Konjac) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PHR). May cause diarrhea. Severe esophageal obstructions reported for glucomannan tablets K In addition, the glucomannan swells in the gut, or wherever it contacts water, sometimes absorbing 60 times its weight in water. Hence, it is often recommended, perhaps too enthusiastically, for constipation, high cholesterol, and obesity. According to APA, in one study of 20 obese patients, those who took 2 capsules of 500 mg of purified glucomannan, 60 minutes before meals, lost an average 5.5 pounds after 8 weeks, cf. 1.5 pounds for placebo patients. In another study, total cholesterol fell some 10% in 63 men taking 3900 mg glucomannan for 4 weeks, in a double-blind crossover trial. Diabetes The Benefit of using Glucomannan Konjac Root as a natural cure Diabetes

Meadowsweet

From our list of ailments, see what Meadowsweet can be used for: GERD Muscle Cramps Spasms Pain Ulcers Natural Remedies using Meadowsweet Drink chamomile and meadowsweet tea, mixed in equal proportions (for precautions see page 47). Adults: 3 cups a day, reducing to 1 cup a day once symptoms improve Modern medicine has done an excellent job of isolating plants and body parts, but it is severely lacking in the dynamic principles of holism and systemic unity. Whether you are considering a plant or your body, be mindful of the complete system rather than the individual parts or symp-toms. When you use herbs, think about the entire plant and how it will a?ect the body in a holistic manner. For example, meadowsweet tea is often used to treat stomach problems and can be particularly helpful for children with diarrhea. One constituent (a scientifically active component within the herb) of meadowsweet is salicylic acid, GERD, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Pain, Ulcers The Benefit of using Meadowsweet as a natural cure Meadowsweet is a gentle anti-inflammatory due to its salicylate compounds. As it is a digestive agent as well, it is most suitable for those whose stomach suffers from taking conventional anti-inflammatory medication. Read More …

Saw Palmetto

From our list of ailments, see what Saw Palmetto can be used for: Acne Anti-Inflammatory Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Hair Immune System Prostate Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Saw Palmetto It is difficult to pick a small selection of herbs for the variety of medical problems that can affect the urinary and reproductive systems. The main reason is that such herbs often have a very narrow spectrum of action: for instance, saw palmetto is specifically used to treat prostate problems. It may not be practical to store many of the herbs needed to effectively treat these systems unless you already use some of these herbs for other problems. The selection below, which is perhaps larger than that for any other system, will cover quite a few problems, but for many ailments of the urinary and reproductive systems you will need additional herbs. Dosages (Saw Palmetto) — 2–3 tsp fresh fruit (PED); 0.5–1 (2) g powdered dry fruit (PNC; SKY); 1–1.5 g dry fruit (PED); 1–2 g dry fruit (APA; PH2); 0.5–2.0 g dry fruit, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN; SKY); 1.5 g dry fruit:8 ml alcohol/7 ml water (PED); 1–60 drops fluid fruit extract (FEL); Read More …

Thymol

From our list of ailments, see what Thymol can be used for: Lower back pain Natural Remedies using Thymol CRC; HHB); Expectorant (1; APA; CRC; FEL; HHB; MAD); Hypotensive (1; APA); Lactagogue (1; APA; CRC; FAD; HHB; MAB; PH2); Laxative (f; CRC); Litholytic (f; CRC); Nervine (1; CRC; MAD; PNC; WAM); Parasympathomimetic (1; APA; PNC); Rubefacient (f; CRC); Secretolytic (1; APA; PHR; PH2); Sedative (1; WAM); Sialagogue (1; PHR); Thymoleptic (1; CAN); Tonic (f; CRC; FEL; MAD; PNC); Uterocontractant (1; APA); Uterotonic (1; CAN; CRC; FNF); Vermifuge (f; CRC; WOI); Vulnerary (f; CRC; WOI). din (1; PHR; PH2); Antiviral (f; BGB); Cardiotonic (f; PNC); Digestive (1; WAM); Diuretic (f; PED); Emollient (1; APA; PNC; WAM); Fungicide (1; BGB); Hepatoprotective (1; PH2); Hypocholesterolemic (1; APA; PH2; SHT); Hypouricemic (1; PH2); Immunostimulant (1; BGB); Nervine (1; APA; WAM); Osteoprotectant (1; PED); Sedative (f; APA; SKY); Thymoleptic (f; PNC); Tonic (f; PH2). Lower back pain The Benefit of using Thymol as a natural cure Energizer (f; APA); Expectorant (f; CRC; GMH; PED); Euphoric (f; APA; CRC); Hallucinogen (f; APA); Laxative (f; CAN; CRC; GMH; SKY); Stimulant (f; APA; CRC; GMH); Thymoleptic (f; CAN); Tonic (f; APA; CRC; GMH; PED). Extracts (Ajowan) — EO Read More …

Watercress

From our list of ailments, see what Watercress can be used for: Acne Anaemia Anemia Detoxification Diaper Rash Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Water Retention Wounds Natural Remedies using Watercress Calcium performs many important functions. Without this mineral , the contractions of the heart would be faulty, the muscles would not contract properly to make the limbs move and blood would not clot. Calcium stimulates enzymes in the digestive process and coordinates the functions of all other minerals in the body. Calcium is found in milk and milk products, whole wheat, leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, and cabbage , carrots, watercress, oranges, lemons, almonds, figs and walnuts. A daily intake of about 0.4 to 0.6 grams of calcium is considered desirable for an adult. The requirement is larger for growing children and pregnant and lactating women. Deficiency may cause porous and fragile bones, tooth decay, heart palpitations, muscle cramps, insomnia and irritability. Indications (Watercress) — Acne (f; BIB; MAD); Adenopathy (f; JLH); Alopecia (f; JNU); Anemia (f; JFM); Anorexia (1; APA; DEP; EFS; PHR; PH2); Anthrax (f; BIB); Arthrosis (f; HH2; PHR; PH2); Ascites (f; MAD); Asthenia (f; BGB); Asthma (f; BIB; WOI); Bacteria (1; BGB; WOI); Read More …

Banana

From our list of ailments, see what Banana can be used for: Fatigue Irritable Bowel Syndrome Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Banana The best way to increase fibre content in the diet is to increase the constipation of wholemeal bread, brown rice, peas beans, lentils, root vegetables and sugar -containing fruits, such as dates, apples, pears and bananas. The intake of sugar, refined cereals, meat, eggs and dairy products should be reduced. Candies, pastries, cakes which are rich in both sugar and fat, should be taken sparingly. White processed bread should be completely eliminated from the diet. Bananas, dried or stewed or tinned fruits, should not be taken. No other foodstuff should be added to the diet as otherwise the whole value of the treatment is lost. Fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Banana as a natural cure For desserts, one of the issues is not eating too much—a problem when you make or bake a dessert at home. It may be better to buy small amounts of ‘healthy” dessert items. Some possibilities include small amounts of Earthsong Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Walnut Whole Food Bars (www.earthsongwholefoods.com), Jennie’s Coconut Maca-roons (www.redmillfarms.com) bars, Nutiva Flax & Raisin bars (www.nutiva.com), Read More …

Curcumin and Turmeric Root

From our list of ailments, see what Curcumin and Turmeric Root can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arthritis Backache Bruises Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments GERD Gout Inflammation Insect Bites Stings Joint Pain Liver Menstrual Problems Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Nausea Obesity Pain Sciatica Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vomiting Natural Remedies using Curcumin and Turmeric Root Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce inflammation Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Turmeric) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (AHP; AEH). While in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lym-phomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. Still, Commission E approves 1.5–3 g/day, not nearly enough to provide 1200 mg curcumin. Commission E also reports contraindications: biliary obstruction; adverse effects: GI irritation from continued use; consult physicians before using if a patient has gallstones (BIS; KOM). At 10% of diet, turmeric caused some loss of hair in rats Read More …

Apple Cider Vinegar

From our list of ailments, see what Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for: Cholesterol Energy Itching Kidney Stones Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Apple Cider Vinegar Dandruff can be removed by massaging ones hair or half-an- hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days, or with a few drops of lime juice mixed with amla juice every night, before going to bed. Another measure which helps to counteract dandruff is to dilute apple cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab this on to the hair with cotton wool in between shampooing. Apple cider vinegar added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also helps to disperse dandruff. Cholesterol, Energy, Itching, Kidney Stones, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural cure A paste made from the seeds of the radish is valuable in treating leucoderma. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in apple cider vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night. Energy Kidney Stones

Black Seed Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Black Seed Oil can be used for: Allergies Arthritis Digestion Hair Migraine Skin Issues Teeth Natural Remedies using Black Seed Oil The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Allergies, Arthritis, Digestion, Hair, Migraine, Skin Issues, Teeth The Benefit of using Black Seed Oil as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g Read More …

Broccoli

From our list of ailments, see what Broccoli can be used for: Prostate Natural Remedies using Broccoli In huge quantities, glucosinolate/isothiocyanate-containing crucifers might upset the thyroid. And in huge doses, hard to get dietarily, indole-3-carbinol might stimulate breast cancer rather than prevent it because it does so at levels reasonably attainable through dietary consumption of crucifers (Brassicaceae). If broccoli is the master antioxidant, kale is a master contender, excelling in many ways. According to JNU, kale has seven times more beta carotene than broccoli, ~11 times more lutein, more vitamin K (one-half cup cooked kale providing 600% of the daily value), and the highest ORAC score of any veggie. Indications (Broccoli) — Atherosclerosis (1; SN159:391); Bacteria (1; WO2); Cancer, bladder (1; JNU); Cancer, breast (1; JNU); Cancer, cervix (1; JNU); Cancer, colon (1; JNU); Cancer, liver (1; JNU); Cancer, lung (1; JNU); Cancer, prostate (1; JNU); Cancer, skin (1; JNU); Cardiopathy (1; SN159:391); High Cholesterol (1; JNU); Maculosis (1; JNU); Nyctalopia (1; JNU); Papilloma (1; JNU); Stroke (1; JNU); Tumor, breast (1; PS131:95; JNU); Tumor, colon (1; ACN71:575; JNU); Tumor, lung (1; JNU); Tumor, skin (1; JNU); Virus (1; JNU). Prostate The Benefit of using Broccoli as a natural cure Read More …

Comfrey

From our list of ailments, see what Comfrey can be used for: Diabetic ulcers Hepatitis Natural Remedies using Comfrey The type of external application of comfrey should be dictated by the type of injury: if there is a lot of recent swelling, choose a compress or poultice; if it is a long-term treatment, go for the cream or ointment. Ointments can be made in a variety of ways, but I have found the recipe below the easiest to use. You can use fresh or dry herbs, and the other ingredients can be bought from a chemist. You can use a variety of herbs, the most common being calendula or comfrey leaf. Diabetic ulcers, Hepatitis The Benefit of using Comfrey as a natural cure Chronic comfrey use implicated in at least one instance of hepatic VOD (PNC). Effective July 1996, the AHP Board of Trustees recommends that all products with botanical ingredient(s) that contain toxic PAs, including Borago officinalis, display the following cautionary statement on the label, ‘For external use only. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Do not use when nursing” (AHP). CAN cautions the PAs are genotoxic, carcinogenic, and hepatotoxic. Because of the PAs, its use in Read More …

Licorice Root

From our list of ailments, see what Licorice Root can be used for: Bacterial Infections Colds Colds and Flu Constipation Detoxification Dizziness Chronic Flu Virus Genito-Urinary Ailments GERD Immunity Infections Influenza Jaundice Kidneys Motion Sickness Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vertigo Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Licorice Root Licorice root is the root of an herb that is native to Europe and Asia. Learn more about the benefits of licorice and its use as an adaptogenic herb. Licorice root is the source of the sweet flavoring familiar to all fans of licorice candy. It comes from a plant that is native to India and Asia. Bacterial Infections, Colds, Colds and Flu, Constipation, Detoxification, Dizziness Chronic, Flu Virus, Genito-Urinary Ailments, GERD, Immunity, Infections, Influenza, Jaundice, Kidneys, Motion Sickness, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Vertigo, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Licorice Root as a natural cure In addition to its use as a flavoring for candy and sweets, licorice root can also be made into a drink, chewed to freshen the breath, and used to flavor liqueurs. tract. Because of the anthraquinones, nonstandardized preparations should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation (CAN). Not for children under 12 years old. Read More …

Oregon Grape Root

From our list of ailments, see what Oregon Grape Root can be used for: Acne Cirrhosis of the Liver Diaper Rash Diarrhea Fungal Infections Gall Bladder Gastritis Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Jaundice Liver Nausea Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Tetters Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vomiting Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Oregon Grape Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Yellowroot) — If Barney is right in saying that ‘goldenseal should not be taken for long periods of time,” I suspect that the same would be true for those herbs containing similar compounds, such as barberry, goldthread, oregon grape, and yellowroot. Therefore, I lowered their safety ratings to 1+ (Barney, 1996). A good source of the COX-2 inhibitor, berberine. (COX; FNF). ‘goldenseal should not be taken for long periods of time,” I suspect that the same would be true for those herbs containing similar compounds like barberry, goldthread, oregon grape, and yellowroot. Therefore, I lowered their safety ratings to 1 + (Barney, 1996). Coptis said to be as effective as, or more so than, sulfonamides at curing the following: acute extraocular inflammation, bacillary dysentery, diphtheria, eczema, enterosis, pertussis, pulmonary tuberculosis, purulent otitis media, surgical pyrogenic infections, and trichomoniasis Read More …

Slippery Elm

From our list of ailments, see what Slippery Elm can be used for: Bowels Colon Flu Virus Indigestion Insomnia Skin Issues Ulcers Natural Remedies using Slippery Elm g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (HH2); 60–150 g freshly pressed plant juice (APA; KOM); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold Guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2–3 Although you can include any herb part, using herb powder or grinding the herb into a powder makes it much easier to mix with the base. Using a demulcent herb (such as slippery elm, marshmal-low, or psyllium) powder as part of your blend will help it stick together better and adds a soothing quality to the preparation. Adding coconut can also help sti?en the creation. If you are using fruit preserves as a base, make a small batch to be quickly consumed. Bowels, Colon, Flu Virus, Indigestion, Insomnia, Skin Issues, Ulcers The Benefit of using Slippery Elm as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Slippery Elm) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). None known (CAN; WAM). Demulcent herbs are soothing and protective to irritated or inflamed Read More …

Wintergreen

From our list of ailments, see what Wintergreen  can be used for: Muscle pain Natural Remedies using Wintergreen  Conjunctivosis (f; CRC; FEL; PH2); Convulsion (f; KAP); Cough (1; APA; FEL; PHR; PNC); Cramp (1; APA; DEM; DEP; FEL; PH2; PNC); Cystosis (1; BIB; CRC; DEP; PH2); Delirium Muscle pain The Benefit of using Wintergreen  as a natural cure Muscle pain

Feverfew

From our list of ailments, see what Feverfew can be used for: Allergies Appetite Lack of Arthritis Asthma Cancer Diarrhea Ear Ache Fever Flu Virus Headache Migraine Migraine Headaches Nausea PMS Skin Issues Stomach Swelling Issues Natural Remedies using Feverfew Anon., Feverfew: A folk migraine remedy for migraine?, Harvard Med. School Health Lett., 2, 6–7, 1986. Feverfew is a flower herb in the daisy family and it is often grown for ornamental use.  It has a yellow and white bloom.  Feverfew has medicinal uses as well; it is commonly used for migraines.  Learn more about Feverfew. Allergies, Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Diarrhea, Ear Ache, Fever, Flu Virus, Headache, Migraine, Migraine Headaches, Nausea, PMS, Skin Issues, Stomach, Swelling Issues The Benefit of using Feverfew as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chrysanthemum) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered (KOM; PH2). Unfortunately, Tillotson has mixed feverfew in with the mums, such that I don’t know to which he means his warning to apply, ‘Should not be used during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant. …Some scientists voice concern about potential allergic reactions or cross reactivity with blood thinning agents such as warfarin or Ticlopidine” (AKT). Contraindications, Interactions, Read More …

Birch Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Birch Bark can be used for: Gout Prostate Natural Remedies using Birch Bark Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sweet Birch) — Class 1 (AHP). Contraindications reported as edema due to cardiac or renal insufficiency (AEH). None reported (PIP). Betula pendula Roth, Betula pubescens Ehrh. (Synonym — Betula alba L., Betula verrucosa Ehrh.) Some taxonomists know that the cop-out approach is to refer to the genus rather than all the poorly separable species of birch. PH2 listed pendula and pubescens, and APA, no more taxonomically adept, added B. lenta, B. pubsecens, B. verrucosa (= B. pendula). I’ve added all PH2 activity/indication entries here. Gout, Prostate The Benefit of using Birch Bark as a natural cure Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s Read More …

Chlorella (Internal)

From our list of ailments, see what Chlorella (Internal) can be used for: Skin Conditions Natural Remedies using Chlorella (Internal) Activities (Chlorella) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antiaggregant (f; APA); Antibacterial (f; APA); Antiseptic (1; APA); Antitumor (1; APA); Antiviral (f; APA); Deodorant (f; APA); Depurative (f; APA); Immunostimulant (1; APA); Photodermatitic (f; APA); Radioprotective (f; APA). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chlorella) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; LAF; PHR; SKY; etc.) Largely imported from Asia, this unicellular alga is said to interfere with clotting and augment other anticoagulant activity; one patient taking warfarin experienced clotting irregularities when he took Chlorella. APA reports severe anaphylactic reactions and photodermatosis. Skin Conditions The Benefit of using Chlorella (Internal) as a natural cure Skin Conditions

Evening Primrose Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Evening Primrose Oil can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Attention deficit disorder Eczema Hair High cholesterol Natural Remedies using Evening Primrose Oil Take evening primrose oil in capsules. Adults: 3g daily from mid-cycle to the onset of your period. Although the concentration of GLA is highest in borage seed oil and lowest in evening primrose oil, it is more important to identify the specific quantity of GLA per capsule (or per several capsules). All of this information is on the label. Once you have identified the quantity of GLA per daily serving, calculate its cost and compare it in similar fashion to other GLA supplements. Anti-Inflammatory, Attention deficit disorder, Eczema, Hair, High cholesterol The Benefit of using Evening Primrose Oil as a natural cure symptoms in sixteen patients. In general, gamma-linolenic acid, found in borage seed oil, evening primrose oil, and olive oil enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids, so a combination of supplements might be ideal. Anti-Inflammatory Attention deficit disorder Eczema Hair High cholesterol

Grapefruit Pectin

From our list of ailments, see what Grapefruit Pectin can be used for: Obesity Natural Remedies using Grapefruit Pectin After a short fast, the patient may adopt an all fruit-diet for about a week. In this regimen , she should have three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and peaches. If the patient is suffering from anaemia, or is very much underweight, the diet may consist of fruits and milk. The patient may then gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet consisting of three basic food groups namely (i) seeds, nuts and grains, (ii) fruits and (iii) vegetables. Cut off the tip of the squash stem, then cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon (a serrated grapefruit spoon works well). Lightly coat the inside of the squash with olive oil to minimize burning. Place the cut side down (skin side up) on a baking pan, and bake for approximately 1 hour. The squash is cooked when the skin is tender to the touch. (Use a fork or a spoon to touch, not your hand.) Take the squash from the oven, scrape the fruit with a spoon, and Read More …

Gum Guggul

From our list of ailments, see what Gum Guggul can be used for: Cholesterol High Heart Disease Thyroid underactive Natural Remedies using Gum Guggul Organs or systems affected Kidneys, stomach, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, reproductive system Therapeutic actions Stimu-lant Nature Bitter, sweet, salty, warm Plant constituents Salt, volatile oils, terpenes, couma-rin, sterols, resin, gum, minerals Flower essence Helps promote confidence in taking action Supports gums, mouth, and throat When taken internally or as a gargle, sage is a go- to herb for mouth sores (cankers), gum disease, and sore throats. Cholesterol High, Heart Disease, Thyroid underactive The Benefit of using Gum Guggul as a natural cure odontitis. To achieve the same benefits, break a soft gelatin capsule of CoQ (30 to 100 mg), massage its contents into the gums, and swallow 10 According to Loren Cordain, Ph.D., a researcher at Colorado State University, lectins also might trigger symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in some people. Lectins are a family of plant proteins found primarily in legumes, but also in wheat and rice. Like gluten, lectins may cause an inflammation of the gut, leading to a more generalized immune response. Temporarily avoiding lectin-containing foods may confirm a sensitivity to them. Thus , Read More …

Hops

From our list of ailments, see what Hops can be used for: ADD and ADHD Anxiety Anxiety and stress Appetite Lack of Bacterial Infections Blood Pressure Cirrhosis of the Liver Cramps Gas Flatulence Gout Hyperactivity Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jaundice Liver Menopause Muscle Soreness Nervous Conditions Night Sweats Ph Levels PMS Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Hops You can make medicinal teas as infusions and decoctions. An infusion pulls the active principles from the herbs into water, typically hot water poured over the herbs. An infusion is used with the more delicate parts of herbs such as flowers, leaves, and stems. You can use fresh or dried plant material for tea infusions and steep by the cup, usually for 8 to 10 minutes—or, for a stronger medicinal e?ect, steep 4 hours or overnight. Dosage depends on the condition being addressed, but a typical medicinal brew is made with 4 or 5 tablespoons of herbs in 1 quart of water, infused overnight, strained the next morning, and consumed that day. In contrast, bitter herbs, such as hops, are best steeped for a shorter amount of time to limit their bitter taste. A little practice will go a Read More …

White Oak Bark

From our list of ailments, see what White Oak Bark can be used for: Anal Fissures Asthma Cholesterol Constipation Diabetes Dizziness Flu Virus Hair Hemorrhoids Joint Pain Menstruation Excessive Piles Tinnitus Natural Remedies using White Oak Bark Astringent herbs help knit tissues together. When chronic inflammation occurs in the bowels, tissues begin to pull apart, which can lead to leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel disease, and divertic-ulosis. Astringent herbs can help reduce and stop this destruction. E?ective astringents include agrimony, bayberry, nettles, plantain, raspberry, white oak bark, and yarrow. Anal Fissures, Asthma, Cholesterol, Constipation, Diabetes, Dizziness, Flu Virus, Hair, Hemorrhoids, Joint Pain, Menstruation Excessive, Piles, Tinnitus The Benefit of using White Oak Bark as a natural cure Anal Fissures Asthma Cholesterol Constipation Diabetes Dizziness Flu Virus Hair Hemorrhoids Joint Pain Menstruation Excessive Piles Tinnitus

Wormwood

From our list of ailments, see what Wormwood can be used for: Worms Natural Remedies using Wormwood Activities (Wormwood) — Abortifacient (f; CRC); Analgesic (f; PNC); Antibacterial (1; APA; WO2); Antiinflammatory (1; PNC); Antipyretic (1; CRC; PH2); Antiseptic (1; APA; CRC; PNC); Contraindications Wormwood is very purgative and can induce extreme releasing from the lower bowel, leading to dehydration. Worms The Benefit of using Wormwood as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (African Wormwood) — One tbsp EO (essential oil) severely poisoned a worker, similar to thujone poisoning (ZUL). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Wormwood) — Class 2b, 2d (AHP). Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Not for prolonged use. Do not exceed recommended dose (AHP). Do not use more than 4 consecutive weeks (SKY). None known (KOM). Contraindications of GI ulcer. The Herbal PDR mentions wormwood grass as a selected common name; bad selection. Earlier names in Europe and America were American Wormgrass or Wormroot, not Wormwood. European floras have tended to mix the North American S. marilandica L. with the more tropical American S. anthelmia L. I doubt the Herbal PDR people know which they are talking about. Worms body. E?ective herbal bitters include dandelion, gentian, goldenseal, hops, horehound, Read More …

Bay Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Bay Leaf can be used for: Appetite Lack of Digestion Poor Headache Indigestion Migraine Headaches Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Bay Leaf Pour about 1?4 cup of olive oil into a pan. Turn the heat to medium. When the olive oil is warm, add the eggplant, stirring occasionally. The eggplant will soak up the olive oil, but keep the pan covered to retain moisture. Add the bell pepper, zucchinis, and onion. After a few minutes, add the thyme, basil, bay leaf, garlic, and tomatillos. Stir occasionally to keep the vegetables from burning, and keep covered when not stirring. Fill a large, low-profile pot with water. Add the vermouth, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, completely wrap the salmon in a strip of cheesecloth. Appetite Lack of, Digestion Poor, Headache, Indigestion, Migraine Headaches, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Bay Leaf as a natural cure Laurel is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean area and is used as bay leaf for seasoning Read More …

Anise Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Anise Seed can be used for: Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gas Flatulence Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Anise Seed Anise seed, often called aniseed, is the dried seed of a plant native to southwest Asia. It has a sweet flavor that is reminiscent of licorice. Aniseed is used to flavor candies and desserts, including black jelly beans and Mexican hot chocolate, in cultures throughout the world. Aniseed is also used to flavor liqueurs such as Ouzo. Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Gas Flatulence, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Anise Seed as a natural cure Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gas Flatulence Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach

Burpleurum Root

From our list of ailments, see what Burpleurum Root can be used for: Pain Natural Remedies using Burpleurum Root Dosages (Eclipta) — 2–8 ml leaf juice (KAP); 4–12 ml leaf tea (KAP); 3–6 g powdered herb (KAP). May contain 780 ppm nicotine (WOI). Pain The Benefit of using Burpleurum Root as a natural cure Pain

Clay

From our list of ailments, see what Clay can be used for: Itching Natural Remedies using Clay Tufts of erect and sword-shaped basal leaves emerge directly from a spreading rootstock. Leaves resemble those of iris, but are greener, and are flattened on one side, with smooth margins and parallel veins. Some leaves develop a cylin – drical semi-erect spike or spadix, 2 to 4 inches long, covered with tiny greenish yellow flowers in a diamond- shaped pattern. Each flower has six sepals and six stamens. A green spathe, or hood, wraps around the flower spike. Shallow branching rhizomes are stout and knobby, with a brown exterior and white interior. Grows on the banks of shallow, clay- bottomed lakes, rivers, and ponds. When it is not flowering, calamus looks a lot like yellow iris but is easy to identify by the pleasant lemony smell of its aromatic oil. Semi-aquatic perennial. Easy to establish from rhizome. Grow in wet, mucky, rich soil, full sun to part shade. Zones 2–10. Mature trees reach 30 to 40 feet. Red-brown stems are slender, often with a waxy coating. Heart -shaped leaves are arranged alternately, sim – ple, 1 to 3 inches long with fine- toothed Read More …

Coconut Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Coconut Oil can be used for: Obesity Natural Remedies using Coconut Oil The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. For all electuary recipes, mix together the herbal powders and then add a slightly warmed base—add just enough to create a thick paste. Keep a bit of coconut oil close by and rub some onto your hands to prevent the ingredients from sticking to you too much. Roll the mixture into balls. Some folks prefer a firm mixture, and others like them to be a bit pliable. You can consume them right away, but they tend to harden and become dense in 1 or 2 weeks. Store in a closed container in a cool place to ensure freshness. Obesity The Benefit of using Coconut Oil as a natural cure Warm coconut oil or Read More …

Couch Grass

From our list of ailments, see what Couch Grass can be used for: Kidneys Natural Remedies using Couch Grass Drinking certain herbal teas will help, although this is not normally sufficient as herbs contain only small amounts of iron (useful herbs include nettles, couch grass, wild strawberry leaves). is my opinion that IC is the result of long-term bladder irritation and inflammation, leading to tiny holes in the bladder lining. When irritants continue to pass through the bladder, these tiny holes become agitated, leading to bladder infection–type symptoms. Using couch grass, along with pipsissewa and goldenrod, can heal these punctures and soothe irritations. Controls blood sugar Often when an herb works on the kidneys, the blood sugar may be balanced because of the herb’s e?ect on the kidney and its release of erythropoietin, a hormone that helps modulate glucose metabolism. Contraindications Use caution if taking it long-term because of its diuretic e?ects and the potential loss of potassium through increased urinary output. Kidneys The Benefit of using Couch Grass as a natural cure Couch grass is mildly diuretic and soothes irritation in the urinary tract. It is suitable for those situations when passing urine causes pain or a burning sensation Read More …

Grapenol

From our list of ailments, see what Grapenol can be used for: Antioxidant Circulation Immune System Pms Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Grapenol and digestion, pyrimidine derivatives in high doses can cause hemolysis (PHR). L-dopa may cause a rise in blood pressure (PHR). L- dopa is contraindicated if you have heart, liver, lung, kidney, or thyroid problems; glaucoma; or are taking vitamin B6, antidepressants (especially MAOIs), and antipsychotic drugs. L- dopa may activate malignant melanomas, which, however, can be checked by 100 mg/day coumarin, found in the tonka bean. Antioxidant, Circulation, Immune System, Pms, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Grapenol as a natural cure Antioxidant Circulation Immune System Pms Skin Issues

Hibiscus

From our list of ailments, see what Hibiscus can be used for: Cystitis Hair Loss Natural Remedies using Hibiscus Translation (JAD) —In the flowers D (+)-malic acid, 12.5% to 16.8% citric, ascorbic, utalonic, protocatechuic, maleic, glycolic, tartaric, oxalic, and 23% hibiscus acids [(+)-allo-oxycitronic-acid-lactone C H O ]. The Herbal PDR (PH2) labels the plant as containing 15–30% ‘fruit acids,” Hibiscus is an herb that comes from the petals of large shrubs or small trees that produce huge, colorful, trumpet-shaped flowers. Learn more about hibiscus benefits and how to grow hibiscus. Cystitis, Hair Loss The Benefit of using Hibiscus as a natural cure in particular hibiscus (+)-allohydroxycitric-acid-lactone and poorly translating ‘lemons, malic acid, and tartaric acid”. Cystitis Hair Loss

Mushroom

From our list of ailments, see what Mushroom can be used for: Anxiety Diabetes Natural Remedies using Mushroom Not long ago, an article was published disproving the generally accepted idea that all coumarin-containing plants are anticoagulants. Here is the backstory. In the early twentieth century, an investigation was initiated to determine why cows sometimes died of spontaneous bleeding after eating sweet clover (a plant containing relatively high amounts of coumarin). Scientists discovered that the metabolite of coumarin, dicoumarol, was created only when the plant was in contact with several different types of fungi—meaning that the blood-thinning action was created only when sweet clover and a mushroom or fungi of some sort come together. The article stated that sweet clover without this mushroom interaction does not produce the anticoagulant action. Hobbs, C., Medicinal Mushrooms, 3rd ed., Botanical Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1996. (HOB) Hobbs, C., Herbs A–Z (ca. 1998–2000) at AllHerb.com: (Terminated). Anxiety, Diabetes The Benefit of using Mushroom as a natural cure Activities (Lotus) — Alexeteric (f; SUW); Antibacterial (1; WOI); Anticancer (1; DAA); Antidote (f; DEP; SUW); Antidote, alcohol (f; DAA); Antidote, mushroom (f; DAA); Antipyretic (f; SUW); Antispasmodic (1; DAA); Aphrodisiac (f; KAB); Astringent (1; KAP; PH2; SUW); Read More …

Rhodiola

From our list of ailments, see what Rhodiola can be used for: Boils Fatigue Infection Memory Stamina Natural Remedies using Rhodiola Adaptogen herbs can be viewed as tonics. ey are the best class of herbs for treating the endo-crine system and stress. Plants contain amazing mechanisms to help them deal with stress, whether it involves a soil disturbance or an environmental or pathogen attack. Plants release hormones, much like humans, to adapt to the issue. When we take adaptogens, they modulate and rewire our response to cortisol needs, increase our endurance for stress, and help us respond to it. E?ective adaptogens include ashwagandha, borage, eleuth-ero, holy basil, rhodiola, and schizandra. Boils, Fatigue, Infection, Memory, Stamina The Benefit of using Rhodiola as a natural cure Boils Fatigue Infection Memory Stamina

Tibetan Supplements

From our list of ailments, see what Tibetan Supplements can be used for: Postmenopausal Natural Remedies using Tibetan Supplements Kirtikar, K.R. and Basu, B.D. (1st ed., 1918, 2nd ed., 1935 or 1938), Indian Medicinal Plants, 4 volumes text, 4 volumes illustrations, M/S Periodical Experts, New Delhi, 1975 (reprint). (KAB) Kletter, C. and Kriechbaum, M., Eds., Tibetan Medicinal Plants, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001. (TIB) Koch, H.P. and Lawson, L.D., Eds., Garlic — The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. Postmenopausal The Benefit of using Tibetan Supplements as a natural cure Postmenopausal

Yohimbe Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Yohimbe Bark can be used for: Frigidity Impotence Sexual Desire Impaired Virility Natural Remedies using Yohimbe Bark Dosages (Yohimbe) — Do not take it except under a doctor’s advice (APA); 0.5 g individual, up to 3–10 g bark/day (HHB); 1 oz bark/2 cups water, average dose = 500 mg bark (JAD); 2–4 ml liquid bark extract (PNC); 5–10 drops bark tincture 3 ×/day (SKY); 5–6 mg yohimbine 3–4 ×/day (AHP); 5 mg yohimbine 3 ×/day (MAD); 15–30 mg yohimbine/day (SKY); 10 mg 3 ×/daily/8 Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Yohimbe) — Class 2d. CNS-stimulant. Not for prolonged use. Contraindicated in hepatosis, nephrosis, prostatosis, or chronic inflammation of the sex organs. May potentiate MAOIs and hypotensive drugs. High doses can lower blood pressure dangerously, with unpleasant digestive and CNS reactions (AHP). Commission E reports the bark contains the toxic alkaloid yohimbine (AEH). Standard doses (15–30 mg/day) may cause anxiety, dizziness, insomnia, and nausea; 40 mg can be dangerous: chills, hallucinations, muscular dysfunction, and vertigo (SKY). Do not mix with other antidepressants except under advice of a practitioner (SKY). ‘Therapeutic administration of yohimbine can cause nervous excitation, tremor, sleeplessness, anxiety, flushing, hallucinations, headache, increased blood Read More …

American Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what American Ginseng can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arthritis Bronchitis Constipation Coughs Diabetes Joint Pain Menopause Urinary Tract Problems Natural Remedies using American Ginseng Activities (American Ginseng) — Adaptogen (f; FAD); Anticonvulsant (f; DEM); Antipyretic (f; DEM); Aphrodisiac (1; CRC; FAD); Carminative (f; CRC); Cerebrotonic (f; DEM); Demulcent (f; CRC; FAD); Depurative (f; DEM); Diaphoretic (f; DEM); Diuretic (f; CRC); Expectorant (f; DEM); Hypertensive (1; FAD); Hypoglycemic (f; CRC); Panacea (f; CRC); Stimulant (f; CRC); Tonic (f; CRC; FAD); Vermifuge (f; DEM). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (American Ginseng) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered exactly in PH2 where, unfortunately, they list American ( P. quinquefolius) and Siberian Ginseng ( Eleutherococcus senticosus) among the trade names for oriental ginseng ( Panax ginseng), rendering the entire PH2 entry suspect. Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Bronchitis, Constipation, Coughs, Diabetes, Joint Pain, Menopause, Urinary Tract Problems The Benefit of using American Ginseng as a natural cure Indications (American Ginseng) — Aging (f; CRC); Anemia (f; CRC); Anorexia (f; DEM); Arthrosis (f; DEM); Bleeding (f; DEM); Boil (f; DEM); Carbuncle (f; DEM); Childbirth (f; DEM); Cholera (f; DEM); Colic (f; DEM); Convulsion (f; DEM); Debility (f; CRC); Read More …

Green Tea

From our list of ailments, see what Green Tea can be used for: ADD and ADHD Angina Anti-Inflammatory Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Blood Sugar Bronchitis Cancer Cholesterol Circulation Poor CrohnS Depression Mild Detoxification Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fatigue Gingivitis Halitosis Hardening of the Arteries Headache Heart Heart Disease High cholesterol Hyperactivity Immunity Indigestion Migraine Migraine Headaches Obesity Stomach Upset Tooth Decay Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Green Tea The protective properties of green tea can be traced, at least in part, to the anti-inflammatory properties of catechins. These substances can inhibit the formation of pro-inflammatory compounds, and they have mild analgesic effects as well. In one study Japanese researchers reported that EGCG could inhibit the release of histamine, the compound that causes the itchy feeling in allergies. Extracts (Green or Black Tea) — Both the polphenols (OPCs, tannins) and xanthines (caffeine) have their good and bad sides. As a major source of the major COX-2 Inhibitor ([+]-catechin), this might be viewed by enthusiasts as another herbal miracle aspirin (COX). See FNF. Muroi and Kubo (1993) demonstrated synergies for antibacterial activity in compounds from tea ( Camellia sinensis), ‘… green tea extract is effective in the prevention of dental caries because of Read More …

Blue-Green Algae

From our list of ailments, see what Blue-Green Algae can be used for: Hepatitis Natural Remedies using Blue-Green Algae Single, erect, simple stems, 12 to 24 inches. Upper side of large ovate leaves are blue-green. Multiple white flowers appear early summer to midsummer on a terminal cylindrical spike. Grows in the lower parts of mountain ranges. Harvest roots in early autumn. Divide clumps in early spring for transplanting. Grow in moist soil that does not dry out, full sun to part shade. Zones 3–9. Hepatitis The Benefit of using Blue-Green Algae as a natural cure Hepatitis

Gentian

From our list of ailments, see what Gentian can be used for: Anxiety Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Fever Heart Disease Jaundice Liver Nervous Conditions Restlessness Tension Worms Natural Remedies using Gentian Dosages (Gentian) — 0.5–1 tsp fresh root (PED); 0.25–0.5 g dry root (PED); 0.5 g dry root:3 ml alcohol/2 ml water (PED); 0.6–2 g root, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.3–2 g root/day (HHB); 2–4 A simple bitter with powerful e?ects, gentian revitalizes the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and endocrine system. Anxiety, Circulation Poor, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Fever, Heart Disease, Jaundice, Liver, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Tension, Worms The Benefit of using Gentian as a natural cure body. E?ective herbal bitters include dandelion, gentian, goldenseal, hops, horehound, wormwood, and yarrow. Often, we can identify some of a plant’s constituents using our senses. A plant’s appear-ance, taste, and smell can o?er clues about which constituents are present. Highly aromatic plants almost always contain volatile oils (concentrated aromatic oils). A sweet taste is an indication that carbohydrates are present, and a sour flavor tells us that the plant probably contains tannins. Just as we learn to identify flavors in foods or notes in wine, we can learn to identify Read More …

Goose Grass

From our list of ailments, see what Goose Grass can be used for: Detoxification Kidneys Natural Remedies using Goose Grass Green : Most of the green vegetables and fruits such as gourds, spinach, plantain, lettuce, pea, green mango, gooseberry, pears, beans , etc. Indian gooseberry or amla is considered an effective home remedy for heart disease. It tones up the functions of all the organs of the body and builds up health by destroying the heterogeneous elements and renewing lost energy. Detoxification, Kidneys The Benefit of using Goose Grass as a natural cure Certain home remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair. The foremost among these is the use of Indian gooseberry or amla which is a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth and hair pigmentation. The fruit, cut into pieces, should be dried, preferably in the shade. These pieces should be boiled in coconut oil till the (1 of 2) [5/19/1999 9:29:27 PM] The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined food such as whole grain celerals, bran, honey, molasses, and lentills; green and leafy vegetables, especially spinach, french beans, Read More …

Hawthorn Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Hawthorn Leaf can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Forgetfulness Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Insomnia Memory Migraine Headaches Sleeplessness Swelling Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Hawthorn Leaf Taxonomic Quagmire: A subset of American advocates of phytomedicine argue that we should emulate the Standard of Excellence of the German Commission E. Which one? Two came out in 1998, purporting to be authentic English presentations of the Commission E conclusions. Blumenthal’s very careful book (KOM in my HDR) approves only ‘hawthorn leaf with flower” (defining hawthorn as dried flowering twig tips of C. laevigata or C. monogyna, or other members of the genus) and only for ‘decreasing cardiac output as described in functional Stage II of NYHA.” The other, edited by Joerg Gruenwald, also an editor of Blumenthal’s Book, in his Herbal PDR (PHR) approves Crataegus species (not specifying either C. laevigata or C. monogyna), ‘white thorn flowers, leaves, fruit, and various mixtures of plant parts” for the same indication. My interpretation; these two and a few other species of the huge and taxonomically difficult Crataegus genus which contains some 200–300 Read More …

Hoodia

From our list of ailments, see what Hoodia can be used for: Burn Fat Natural Remedies using Hoodia genic in large doses, curcumin is only about one-third as ulcerogenic as the phenylbutazone. In low doses, curcumin had antiulcer activity, protecting against the ulcerogenic activity of phenylbutazone (MAB). 1-Phenylhydroxy-N-pentane stimulates the secretion of secretin, gastrin and bicar-bonate, helping maintain the gastric pH in dogs and humans (TRA). LD50 ether extracts 12,200 Burn Fat The Benefit of using Hoodia as a natural cure Burn Fat

Kava Kava

From our list of ailments, see what Kava Kava can be used for: ADD and ADHD Anxiety Backache Hepatitis Insomnia Muscle Cramps Spasms Nervous Conditions Pain Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Natural Remedies using Kava Kava Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions (rarely). Other sources report intestinal obstruction (AEH). Many reports suggest a yellowing of the skin in chronic users. ‘Chronic ingestion may lead to ‘kawism’ characterized by dry, flaking, discolored skin, and reddened eyes” Read More …

Stillingia Root

From our list of ailments, see what Stillingia Root can be used for: Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles Natural Remedies using Stillingia Root Consider an example of a 1 ounce tincture recipe for liver support. is tincture formula adds up to 8 parts, 100 percent, 30 ml. Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Piles The Benefit of using Stillingia Root as a natural cure Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles

Topical tea tree oil

From our list of ailments, see what Topical tea tree oil can be used for: Athletes foot Infection Natural Remedies using Topical tea tree oil fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might Read More …

Beans Navy

From our list of ailments, see what Beans Navy can be used for: Diabetes Type 2 Natural Remedies using Beans Navy These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are all highly valuable in building health. Wheat, mung beans, alfalfa seeds and soya beans make excellent sprouts. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and soya beans contain complete proteins of high biological value. Lunch –For our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans. Diabetes Type 2 The Benefit of using Beans Navy as a natural cure The diet should eliminate completely all animal proteins, except milk, as they not only lack in magnesium,but also rob the body of its own magnesium storage as well as of vitamin B6. Both these substances are needed in large amounts by epileptics. The best food sources of magnesium are raw nuts, seeds, soyabeans , Read More …

Buchu Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Buchu Leaf can be used for: Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Natural Remedies using Buchu Leaf Activities (Buchu) — Adaptogen (f; VAG); Antiseptic (1; APA; CAN; CRC; PH2; VVG); Antispasmodic (f; VAG); Aperitif (1; VAG); Carminative (1; CRC; VAG); Digestive (f; APA); Diuretic (1; APA; CAN; CRC; PH2; VVG); Laxative (1; VAG); Panacea (f; WBB); Stimulant (f; CRC; WBB); Stomachic (f; CRC; WBB); Tonic (f; APA); Urinary Antiseptic (1; APA; CAN; VVG). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Buchu) — Class 2b, 2d. ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Contraindicated in nephrosis (AHP). Cystitis, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease The Benefit of using Buchu Leaf as a natural cure Dosages (Buchu) — 1 tsp leaf/cup water up to several ×/day (APA); 10–30 drops extract in water or juice (APA); 1–2 g dry leaf as tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4 ml leaf tincture (1:5 in 60% ethanol) (CAN); 2–4 ml leaf tincture (PNC); 4–8 ml concentrated leaf infusion (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid leaf extract (PNC); 0.3–1.2 ml liquid leaf extract (1:1 in 90% ethanol) (CAN). Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease

Dandelion Root

From our list of ailments, see what Dandelion Root can be used for: Acne Anaemia Anemia Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Constipation Cystic Fibrosis Detoxification Diabetes Diaper Rash Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eczema Fever Gall Bladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Heart Disease Hives Immunity Indigestion Itching Jaundice Kidneys Liver Mononucleosis Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Stomach Upset Tetters Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Wounds Natural Remedies using Dandelion Root Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Drink dandelion root tea: this herb stimulates the liver and improves overall digestion (for precautions see page 51). Adults: 1-2 cups a day; 1 cup if pregnant). Acne, Anaemia, Anemia, Circulation Poor, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Constipation, Cystic Fibrosis, Detoxification, Diabetes, Diaper Rash, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Eczema, Fever, Gall Bladder, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Heart Disease, Hives, Immunity, Indigestion, Itching, Jaundice, Kidneys, Liver, Mononucleosis, Pimples, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Stomach Upset, Tetters, Upset Stomach, Urinary Tract Problems, Read More …

Elderberry

From our list of ailments, see what Elderberry can be used for: Cholesterol Colds and Flu Congestion Coughs Fever Flu Virus Immunity Influenza Skin Issues Sore Throat Natural Remedies using Elderberry Laboratory experiments have confirmed the anti-inflammatory properties of elder leaves. Leaf extracts reduce levels of several pro-inflammation cytokines. Meanwhile, a syrup made from elderberries was reported, in a double-blind study, to significantly reduce flu symptoms. In the study 90 percent of people taking the elderberry syrup (Sambucol) reported a ‘complete cure” of their flu symptoms in two to three days, compared with six days for most of the people taking a placebo. Elder leaves and elderberries ( Sambucus nigra and other species) have a long history of medicinal use. Hippocrates, regarded as the father of medicine, wrote about elderberries in the fourth century b.c. Shakespeare mentioned them in his play The Merry Wives of Windsor. They were viewed as so potent that during the 1600s, many people hung elderberry branches and leaves by their doors to keep away the evil spirits that were believed to cause illness. Among Native Americans, various species of elder leaves were used to treat rheumatism and fever. Cholesterol, Colds and Flu, Congestion, Coughs, Fever, Read More …

Garlic

From our list of ailments, see what Garlic can be used for: Angina Arteriosclerosis Asthma Atherosclerosis Bacterial Infections Blood Pressure Cancer Cardiovascular Cholesterol Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Detoxification Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Flu Virus Gallbladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Hardening of the Arteries Heart Heart Disease Herpes High Blood Pressure Hypertension Immune System Immunity Infection Infections Inflammation Mononucleosis Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Worms Yeast Yeast infection Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Garlic Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Garlic Weed) — Diabetic and pregnant patients should not use it (TRA). LD50 360 mg/kg rat (TRA). Heartburn and Acid Reflux: Garlic has been shown in several studies to work against H. pylori, which is the bacteria that causes acid reflux and ulcers if left unchecked. Angina, Arteriosclerosis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Bacterial Infections, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cholesterol, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Detoxification, Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Flu Virus, Gallbladder, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart, Heart Disease, Herpes, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Immune System, Immunity, Infection, Infections, Inflammation, Mononucleosis, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Worms, Yeast, Yeast infection, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Garlic as a natural cure Many of the health benefits of garlic (Allium sativum) result from its anti-inflammatory Read More …

Ginko Biloba

From our list of ailments, see what Ginko Biloba can be used for: Antioxidant Brain Cardiovascular Circulation Colitis Eye Issues Fatigue Memory Pms Respiratory Ringing in the ears Strokes Natural Remedies using Ginko Biloba Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Juniper) — Class 2b, 2d. Contraindicated in nephrosis and pregnancy (CAN). Not for continuous use beyond 4–6 weeks (AHP). Berry permitted for oral use. Commission E reports contraindications: pregnancy, nephrosis; adverse effects: prolonged use or overdosing may lead to renal damage. Other sources report contraindication: pyelitis (AEH). CAN caution that the volatile oil can be abortifacient and irritant. Because it is reputed to be abortifacient and to affect the menstrual cycle, and because there is confusion of whether the oil is toxic, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided. ‘Excessive doses of terpinen-4-ol may irritate the kidneys. External application of EO can cause burning, edema, erythema, and inflammation with blisters” (CAN). Long-term use can cause hypocalemia. May also potentiate diuretics and hypglycemics (CAN). Overdose can cause hematuria, priapism, strangury, and uremic convulsions (MAD). ‘Canadian regulations do not allow juniper as a non-medicinal ingredient for oral use products” (Michols, 1995). ‘Herbs with diuretic properties, such as juniper and dandelion, Read More …

Gotu Kola

From our list of ailments, see what Gotu Kola can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Appetite Lack of Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Depression Mild Diaper Rash Fatigue Fever Forgetfulness Frigidity Heart Disease Hyperactivity Impotence Insomnia Jaundice Liver Memory Nervous Conditions Obesity Psoriasis Rash Restlessness Sexual Desire Impaired Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Sleeplessness Swelling Tension Tetters Varicose Veins Virility Water Retention Wounds Natural Remedies using Gotu Kola Extracts (Gotu Kola) — With antiedemic and antiinflammatory activity, the triterpenoids promote healing and keratinization, stimulating the epidermis (asiaticoside may inhibit the synthesis of collagen and mucopolysaccharides in connective tissue). Hydroethanolic extracts showed anticonvulsant (40, 50, 60 mg/kg orl mouse), anxiolytic (75 mg/kg orl rats cf 2 mg diazepam ipr rat), and sedative effects (75, 150, 300 mg/kg orl mouse), but no conclusive anorective effect. Leaves marketed in Brazil as an antiobesity compound. LD50 >675 mg/kg orl rat. Results seem to verify Activities (Gotu Kola) — Adaptogen (MB); Alterative (f; CRC; KAB; PED; SUW); Analgesic (1; ABS; WHO); Angiogenic (1; PH2); Antiallergic (1; VAG; VVG); Antibacterial (1; PED; PHR; VAG); Anticonvulsant (1; CAN; WHO); Antidepressant (1; ABS; PHR); Antidote (f; AKT); Antiedemic (1; CAN; WHO); Antifertility (1; Read More …

Kidney Beans

From our list of ailments, see what Kidney Beans can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Kidney Beans Dinner–For the Second Day, why not try a bowl of chili; add in turkey, kidney beans, turmeric and garlic and you have yourself a piping hot bowl of love for your tummy and your bones! The herbal PDR, which erroneously attributes the origin of the plant to India (it is native American), also says: ‘Chromium salts present in the drug (greenbean) may cause an antidiabetic effect.” Seeds of this species as black beans, brown beans, kidney beans, etc., may be as rich in the estrogenic isoflavone, genistein, as soybean. And the seeds are much lower in fat than soy seeds; so Jim Duke says that the health benefits of soy may very well carry over to kidney beans, etc., perhaps with even better health benefits. So, I give black bean the same scores I give soybean, better for cholesterol, etc., since the black bean has a much better fat:protein ratio than the soy bean. Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Kidney Beans as a natural cure Split peas, lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, mung beans, adzuki Read More …

Mullein

From our list of ailments, see what Mullein can be used for: Sore throat Natural Remedies using Mullein Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Mullein) — Class 1 (AHP). None known or reported (KOM; PHR; PH2; PIP; WAM). Mucilage underlies soothing effects on mucous membranes (SKY). Saponins may explain expectorant activity (SKY). bath. In fact, go ahead and get into that bath and sip herbal tea at the same time. E?ective respira-tory relaxants include coltsfoot, mullein, pleurisy root, and thyme. Sore throat The Benefit of using Mullein as a natural cure Calms irritated nerves Author and herbalist Louise Tenney claimed that mullein is an excel-lent pain reliever, relaxing the mind and central nervous system to calm inflamed and irritated nerves, and it can be particularly helpful for those who are having di?culty sleeping (Wood, 2008). Syrups are the best way to administer cough medicine. Typical herbs used for making syrups are liquorice, thyme, marshmallow root, rose, mullein and hyssop. You can use either dry or fresh herbs or a mixture of the two. I recommend using a single herb per syrup, apart from thyme and liquorice where you can mix the herbs half-and-half. Relieves earache An old favorite for earaches is Read More …

Neem

From our list of ailments, see what Neem can be used for: Detox Natural Remedies using Neem Treatment through water plays an important role in overcoming vaginitis. The patient should be given an enema with lukewarm neem water to cleanse the bowels and prevent the constipation which increases the toxemic condition, inflammation and infection in the genital organs. For general cleansing and elimination of purulent vaginal discharge, neem water vaginal douche at 35 o C – 40 o C followed by cold douche will be highly beneficial. The most important factor in the treatment of pruritus vulvae caused by infections through fungus or parasites, is cleanliness. Bowels should be kept clean either through enemas or a natural diet. The patient must wear clean clothes to avoid this problem. After urination, the vagina should be thoroughly washed with plain cold water. IN case of severe pruritus, it is advisable to wash the vulva with neem leaves decoction and apply green light charged coconut oil. Detox The Benefit of using Neem as a natural cure The Herbal PDR uses Antelaea. The USDA continues to use Azadirachta. Many authors, including KAP, have confused neem and chinaberry. A decoction of the herb chebulic myrobalan Read More …

Onions

From our list of ailments, see what Onions can be used for: Asthma Natural Remedies using Onions Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Other remedies considered useful in the treatment of dysentery are the use of small pieces of onions mixed with curd and equal parts of the tender leaves of the peepal tree, coriander leaves and sugar chewed slowly. Asthma The Benefit of using Onions as a natural cure The foods considered irritants to the kidneys are alcoholic beverages, condiments, pickles, certain vegetables like cucumbers, raddishes, tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb, water-cress and those with strong aroma such as asparagus, onions, beans,cabbage and cauliflower, meat, gravies and carbonated waters. Another excellent home remedy for heart disease is onions. They are useful in normalising the percentage of blood cholesterol by oxidising excess cholesterol. One teaspoon of raw onion juice first thing in the morning will be highly beneficial in such cases. Natural, uncooked foods are the best diet. These include fresh fruits, such as oranges, apples, grapes,peaches, plums, cherries ; green vegetable like lettuce, Read More …

Organic Beetroot

From our list of ailments, see what Organic Beetroot can be used for: Antioxidant Blood Pressure Natural Remedies using Organic Beetroot Herbs should be grown organically, which means no spraying of any kind. They don’t need any fertiliser, natural or not – they prefer poor soil. Make sure the soil has not been contaminated with anything beforehand. If you intend to harvest the herbs from your garden for your own use it is worth reading up on biodynamic gardening and following the advice given – herbs grown and harvested along biodynamic lines have higher levels of active constituents. There are two justifications for considering organics. One is that they are free of pesticides and genetically engineered material. Many pesticides are estrogen mimics, meaning that they simulate the effect of estrogen and may disrupt the actions of our own hormones. Although pesticides may or may not influence inflammation, it may be best to act conservatively and avoid exposure to them. Antioxidant, Blood Pressure The Benefit of using Organic Beetroot as a natural cure Thus an adequate supply of organic calcium in the system together with organic mineral matter is a sure preventive of the development of tuberculosis. Dorothy emphasizes organic foods Read More …

Sarsaparilla

From our list of ailments, see what Sarsaparilla can be used for: Abscesses Acne Arthritis Backache Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Fatigue Fever Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Hives Inflammation Itching Joint Pain Menopause Pain Pimples Psoriasis Rash Sciatica Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Tetters Thyroid overactive Thyroid underactive Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Wounds Natural Remedies using Sarsaparilla Dosages (Sarsaparilla) — 1–4 g dry rhizome, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 1–4 g powdered root (PNC); 1–2 tsp powdered root/cup water up to 3 ×/day (APA); 0.3–1.5 g root (HH2; PH2); 3 ml root 3 ×/day (SKY); 6 tsp (20 g) root in cold tea (MAD); 3 cups root tea/day (PH2); 2–4 tbsp fresh root (PED); 3–6 g dry root (PED); 4.5 g dry root:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (PED); 0.25–0.5 tsp root tincture up to 3 ×/day (APA); 8–30 ml concentrated root decoction (PNC); 8–15 ml liquid root extract (PNC); 8–15 ml liquid rhizome extract (1:1 in 10% glycerol, 20% alcohol) (CAN); 2 Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sarsaparilla) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Can cause nausea and kidney damage (SKY). Avoid large doses for long periods (SKY). Unapproved by Commission Read More …

Artichoke

From our list of ailments, see what Artichoke can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Indigestion Jaundice Kidneys Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Water Retention Natural Remedies using Artichoke Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Artichoke) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Commission E reports contraindications of hypersensitivity to artichoke and other Asteraceae; biliary obstruction or gallstones (AEH; KOM). None expected (MAB). Sesquiterpene lactones are allergenic and may cause dermatosis (CAN). Indications (Artichoke) — Albuminuria (f; HHB); Anemia (f; APA); Anorexia (2; MAB; PHR; PH2); Arsenic-Poisoning (1; MAB); Arthrosis (1; APA; MAB); Ascites (1; MAB); Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol High, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, Indigestion, Jaundice, Kidneys, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Water Retention The Benefit of using Artichoke as a natural cure The best dietary sources of iodine are kelp and other seaweeds. Other good sources are turnip greens, garlic, watercress, pineapples, pears, artichokes, citrus fruits, egg yolk and seafoods and fish liver oils. The recommended dietary allowances are 130 mcg. per day for adult males and 100 mcg. per day for adult females. An increase to 125 mcg. per Read More …

Apple Cider Vinegar

From our list of ailments, see what Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for: Cholesterol Energy Itching Kidney Stones Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Apple Cider Vinegar Not all vinegars are the same. Choose high quality types such as apple cider vinegar, which is high in nutritional value and complements the healing actions of the herbs. You can get as creative as you’d like with your choices, however, because there are many di?erent types of vinegars available, including some that are flavored. ese can add real pizazz to your next herbal experience. A paste made from the seeds of the radish is valuable in treating leucoderma. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in apple cider vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night. Cholesterol, Energy, Itching, Kidney Stones, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural cure essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or brandy to a syrup to help improve its shelf life. A syrup can last a very long time if it is made properly. I currently have a bottle of my bilberry Read More …

Black Cohosh Root

From our list of ailments, see what Black Cohosh Root can be used for: Hormone Balance Natural Remedies using Black Cohosh Root The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Hormone Balance The Benefit of using Black Cohosh Root as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g powdered bark (PNC); 2–8 ml bark elixir (PNC); 4–8 ml liquid bark Read More …

Black Walnut Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Black Walnut Leaf can be used for: Appetite Lack of Canker Sores Cold Sores Natural Remedies using Black Walnut Leaf The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Appetite Lack of, Canker Sores, Cold Sores The Benefit of using Black Walnut Leaf as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g powdered bark Read More …

Carrot

From our list of ailments, see what Carrot can be used for: Arthritis Colic Cystitis Detoxification Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eyes Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments Glaucoma Gout Indigestion Joint Pain Kidneys Menstrual Problems Menstruation Late Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Carrot Dr. Lotter remembers a patient who had been on a three month carbohydrate-free diet as part of a program for obsessive eaters. “These people who binge out, they are not bingeing out on carrots, they are not bingeing out on fruits and vegetables, they are bingeing out on carbohydrates. Eating whole loaves of bread. One woman said she had eaten 20,000 calories at one sitting. It is my contention that people who have these extreme eating disorders have physiological low Serotonin levels. Raw juices extracted from fresh fruits and vegetables are valuable in haitus hernia, and the patient should take these juices half an hour before each meal. Carrot juice is specially beneficial as it has a very restorative effect, and is rich in vitamin A and calcium. It is an alkaline food which soothes the stomach. All juices should be diluted with water on a 50: 50 Read More …

Fennel Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Fennel Seed can be used for: Anti-Fungal Appetite Lack of Asthma Bowels Bronchitis Colic Cramps Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Emphysema Fever Gall Bladder Gallbladder Gas Flatulence Gastritis GERD Indigestion Kidneys Lactation Lungs Menstrual Problems Menstruation Late Nausea Obesity Stomach Upset Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Vomiting Water Retention Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Fennel Seed Aids digestion Fennel’s sweet and aromatic qualities make it one of the best herbs to use when digestion issues arise. Safe for children and adults, fennel seed tea is a quick tummy-ache reliever. Its carminative actions help relieve bloating, gas, and intestinal pain. Any time my little girl mentions her tummy hurts, I reach for Carminatives relieve gas and can be consumed preventatively before meals or consumed after eating to relieve discomfort. Carminatives are sweet in flavor and highly aromatic. One of my favorite examples is the small bowl of mukhwas often served at Indian restaurants. is after -meal snack or digestive aid is created primarily of fennel seeds, aniseeds, coconut, sesame seeds, and peppermint essential oil. Take a pinch next time you go out for Indian food and chew it up after the meal. Carminatives combat flatulence in two Read More …

Psyllium Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Psyllium Seed can be used for: Constipation Irregularity Natural Remedies using Psyllium Seed has determined that psyllium is safe at levels up to 25 g/day. FDA counters that high levels of psyllium husk ‘may enhance epithelial cell proliferation in the GI tract or cause allergies in some people” (Johnston, B.J.; 1997). FDA proposes health claim for psyllium. HerbalGram 41:28.). HH2 reports 8-week clinical trials on hyperuremia with 7 g psyllium husks a day for 8 Although you can include any herb part, using herb powder or grinding the herb into a powder makes it much easier to mix with the base. Using a demulcent herb (such as slippery elm, marshmal-low, or psyllium) powder as part of your blend will help it stick together better and adds a soothing quality to the preparation. Adding coconut can also help sti?en the creation. If you are using fruit preserves as a base, make a small batch to be quickly consumed. Constipation, Irregularity The Benefit of using Psyllium Seed as a natural cure doses (KAP). Mucilage is hypoglycemic. Seeds of related species in China are used clinically to treat high blood pressure with ~50% success. ‘The FDA Read More …

Schisandra

From our list of ailments, see what Schisandra can be used for: Alcoholism Natural Remedies using Schisandra Foster and Yue (1992) note that the drug has been clinically tried in more than 5000 hepatitis cases, successfully lowering SGPT levels 84–97.9% (FAY). Schisandra is hepatoprotective against acetaminophen, aflatoxin, CCl4, chloroform, galactosamine, gossypol acetic acid, and thioacetamide. Schisandra in 189 patients with hepatitis C returned alanine-transferase to normal, and increased liver protein and glycogen synthesis. Alcohol extracts help regenerate liver tissues (SHB). Activities (False Schisandra) — Analgesic (f; PH2); Anticancer (f; PH2); Antiinflammatory (f; PH2); Antispasmodic (f; PH2); Hepatoprotective (f; PH2). Alcoholism The Benefit of using Schisandra as a natural cure Alcoholism

St. Johns Wort

From our list of ailments, see what St. Johns wort  can be used for: Seasonal affective disorder Natural Remedies using St. Johns wort  Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. g flowers)/cup water 1–2 ×/day for 4–6 wk (APA); 2–4 ml liquid flowering tops extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4 ml flowering tops tincture (1:10 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 1–2 ml flowering tops tincture 3 ×/day (SKY); 1–2.7 mg/day hypericum (MAB); 0.2–1.0 mg total hypericin (PIP); 500 mg StX (0.2% hypericin) (SKY); 1 (430 mg) capsule (StX with 300 mg certified potency extract with at least 0.3% hypericin in a synergistic base of St. John’s-Wort powder) 3 ×/day with a large glass of water (NH). Seasonal affective disorder The Benefit of using St. Johns wort  as a natural cure Ointments can be made in a variety of ways, but I have found the recipe below the easiest to use. You can use fresh or dry herbs, and the other ingredients can be bought from a chemist. You Read More …

Turmeric Root

From our list of ailments, see what Turmeric Root can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arthritis Backache Bruises Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments GERD Gout Inflammation Insect Bites Stings Joint Pain Liver Menstrual Problems Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Nausea Obesity Pain Sciatica Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vomiting Natural Remedies using Turmeric Root Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce inflammation powerful and not as dangerous as popular Cox-2-inhibiting drugs. According to recent experiments, they block the activity of ‘NF kappa B,” a protein that turns on inflammation-promoting genes. This effect and similar ones too complex to discuss here also suggest that the herbs also might reduce the risk of cancer. Animal studies have found that turmeric root and curcumin may reduce arthritic symptoms. Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Backache, Bruises, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Gall Bladder, Gas Flatulence, Genito-Urinary Ailments, GERD, Gout, Inflammation, Insect Bites Stings, Joint Pain, Liver, Menstrual Problems, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Muscle Soreness, Nausea, Obesity, Pain, Sciatica, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Vomiting Read More …

Wild Cherry Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Wild Cherry Bark can be used for: Colds and Flu Coughs Natural Remedies using Wild Cherry Bark Main action herbs Horehound (35 percent) and wild cherry bark (30 percent). Horehound is an expectorant that helps discharge congestive materials from the lungs. Wild cherry bark is an expectorant with a slight sedative action that helps move materials up and out of the lungs, while also soothing and calming a repetitive cough. Contraindications Extremely large doses for long periods of time can be toxic due to the cyanogen (cyanide) compounds. Why would we use an herb that is considered toxic? I have personally used wild cherry bark for years and have given recommended doses to others and have expe-rienced no toxicity issues. And I am not alone. Herbalist Michael Tierra of Planetary Herbals has much historical documentation that shows its worth. Perhaps the old adage ‘the dose makes the poison” is best to keep in mind. Use only the inner bark and never the leaves. Colds and Flu, Coughs The Benefit of using Wild Cherry Bark as a natural cure Colds and Flu Coughs

Wood Betony

From our list of ailments, see what Wood Betony can be used for: Headache Migraine Headaches Natural Remedies using Wood Betony Stimulates digestion e nerves in the stomach also seem to have an a?nity for wood betony, which can be taken as a tonic when digestion is slow, with malabsorption of nutrients. Directly stimulating the nerves, it improves the gastroin-testinal process. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Wood Betony) — Class 1 (AHP). None reported (PHR). Overdose may irritate stomach (CRC). Russians report finding principals in wood betony with antiinflammatory and cholagogue properties, and significantly hypotensive, but with no reference to human studies (APA). Headache, Migraine Headaches The Benefit of using Wood Betony as a natural cure Relieves headaches Cowslip is often compared to wood betony for its ability to relieve head pain and complaints. I like to prescribe both to relieve headaches, migraines, mental agitation, and insomnia. Dosages (Wood Betony) — 1 oz herb/pint boiling water (GMH); 1–2 g herb/day in 3 doses (PHR); 1–2 tsp fresh herb (PED); 0.5–1 g dry herb (PED); 0.75 g dry herb:4 ml alcohol/4 ml water (PED); 2–4 ml liquid herb extract (APA; PNC). Nervine herbs help to calm the body, mind, and spirit. Read More …

Devils Claw

From our list of ailments, see what Devils Claw can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Backache Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fever Gall Bladder Gout Hardening of the Arteries Indigestion Inflammation Joint Pain Kidney Muscles Pain Sciatica Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Water Retention Natural Remedies using Devils Claw Worcestershire sauce is most often used to enhance the flavor of meats and cheeses. It may be added to chilies and stews or dribbled over cuts of meat and burgers at the table. Worcestershire sauce is also a common flavoring for the Bloody Mary cocktail. Appetite Lack of, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Fever, Gall Bladder, Gout, Hardening of the Arteries, Indigestion, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Kidney, Muscles, Pain, Sciatica, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Water Retention The Benefit of using Devils Claw as a natural cure Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Backache Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fever Gall Bladder Gout Hardening of the Arteries Indigestion Inflammation Joint Pain Kidney Muscles Pain Sciatica Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Water Retention

Andrographis

From our list of ailments, see what Andrographis can be used for: Colds Natural Remedies using Andrographis Calm and relaxes the system Classified as a nervine, oatstraw helps relax and tone the central nervous system. It is a good choice for children to promote a sense of calmness. Colds The Benefit of using Andrographis as a natural cure Colds

Barberry Root

From our list of ailments, see what Barberry Root can be used for: Arthritis Blood Pressure Bronchitis Circulation Poor Cirrhosis of the Liver Constipation Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gall Bladder Gastritis Genito-Urinary Ailments Headache High Blood Pressure Hypertension Immunity Indigestion Infections Inflammation Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jaundice Joint Pain Liver Migraine Headaches Stomach Upset Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Barberry Root The use of the herb Indian aloe ( ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known remedy for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigeneous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric (haldi) and extract of Indian barberry ( rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming. Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Bronchitis, Circulation Poor, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestion Read More …

Bilberry Complex

From our list of ailments, see what Bilberry Complex can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Circulation Natural Remedies using Bilberry Complex Dosages (Bilberry) — 1–2 tbsp crushed fruit/cup water; or 3 tbsp (ca 30 g) dried berries (APA); 20–60 g dry fruit (KOM); 12–24 g dry fruit (PED); 20–60 g dry fruit/day (SF); 1/2–1 cup fresh fruit (PED); 100–300 g fresh berry (SHT); 1–1.5 tsp fruit (= ~7–10.5 g) cold infusion (MAD); 2–8 essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or brandy to a syrup to help improve its shelf life. A syrup can last a very long time if it is made properly. I currently have a bottle of my bilberry eye syrup in the cupboard that’s as fresh as the day I made it, with honey, 14 months ago. Anti-Inflammatory, Circulation The Benefit of using Bilberry Complex as a natural cure Activities (Bilberry) — Antiaggregant (1; APA; BGB; MAB; PED; PH2); Anticapillary Fragility (2; BGB; MAB; PED; PH2); Antiedemic (1; BGB; HH2; MAB; PH2); Antiexudative (1; HH2; Indications (Bog Bilberry) — Catarrh (f; HH2); Childbirth (f; DEM); Cystosis (f; EFS; HH2; PH2); Debility (f; DEM); Diarrhea (f; HH2; PH2); Enterosis (f; EFS; PH2); Gastrosis (f; EFS; HH2; PH2). Contraindications, Interactions, and Read More …

Black Cohosh

From our list of ailments, see what Black Cohosh can be used for: Arthritis Blood Pressure Frigidity Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hot flashes Hypertension Menopause Menstruation Menstruation Excessive Night Sweats Sexual Desire Impaired Natural Remedies using Black Cohosh Take black cohosh tincture, but remember not to combine black cohosh with any conventional or herbal over-the-counter medicines. For precautions see page 138. Adults: 5 drops diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2, increasing to 10 drops, 2-3 times a day if no side effects are experienced. Supports hormone function in menopause Tra-ditionally black cohosh has been used as a women’s herb to support and balance hormone function and uterine health. In modern times, black cohosh has been put to the test—or lab, I should say. Studies show that black cohosh has an estrogenic e?ect and is supportive to certain conditions that are driven by estrogen defi-ciency, including menopause, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and reduction in the ability to climax with sexual interaction. Anything estrogenic raises red flags these days, and one concern has Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Frigidity, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hot flashes, Hypertension, Menopause, Menstruation, Menstruation Excessive, Night Sweats, Sexual Desire Impaired The Benefit Read More …

Cinnamon

From our list of ailments, see what Cinnamon can be used for: Anti-Fungal Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Cholesterol Circulation Poor Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Digestion Emphysema Fever Fungal Infections Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments High Blood Pressure High cholesterol Hypertension Libido Lungs Menstruation Excessive Nausea Tuberculosis Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vomiting Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Cinnamon Although most markets sell cassia rather than true cinnamon, the cook who finds the true spice may use it interchangeably with cassia. It is most often used to flavor pastries, desserts and beverages such as hot chocolate and coffee. Ground cloves blend particularly well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They may be used to flavor beverages such as wine and chocolate, and they are popular during the holiday season for breads and pastries. Anti-Fungal, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Circulation Poor, Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Digestion, Emphysema, Fever, Fungal Infections, Gas Flatulence, Genito-Urinary Ailments, High Blood Pressure, High cholesterol, Hypertension, Libido, Lungs, Menstruation Excessive, Nausea, Tuberculosis, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Vomiting, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Cinnamon as a natural cure Following ingestion of cinnamon, contact dermatosis may flare up. Eugenol has been reported to be irritant and Read More …

Cloves

From our list of ailments, see what Cloves can be used for: Asthma Backache Gas Flatulence Halitosis Herpes Nausea Pain Sciatica Viral Conditions Infections Worms Natural Remedies using Cloves Ground cloves blend particularly well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They may be used to flavor beverages such as wine and chocolate, and they are popular during the holiday season for breads and pastries. Whole cloves are most often used to stud meats and fruits to add flavor during cooking. They pair particularly well with ham, apples and pears, lending a distinctive sweet taste. Asthma, Backache, Gas Flatulence, Halitosis, Herpes, Nausea, Pain, Sciatica, Viral Conditions Infections, Worms The Benefit of using Cloves as a natural cure Garlic has been used for expelling intestinal worms from ancient times by the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Hindus and Babylonians. It is also used by modern biological practitioners for this purpose. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective. An ancient method of its medication was to place a couple of cloves of fresh garlic in its shoe. As the person walks, it is crushed and the worm-killing garlic oil is absorbed by the skin and carried by blood into the intestines as Read More …

Fever Few

From our list of ailments, see what Fever Few can be used for: Cirrhosis of the Liver Gas Liver Natural Remedies using Fever Few JLH); Cancer, colon (f; GMH; JLH); Cancer, intestine (f; JLH); Cancer, joint (f; JLH); Cancer, mouth (f; WOI); Cancer, sinew (f; JLH); Cancer, stomach (f; JLH); Cancer, throat (f; GMH; JLH; WOI); Cancer, tongue (f; GMH; JLH); Cancer, uterus (f; JLH); Cardiopathy (f; GMH); Catarrh (f; HH2; MAD; PH2; WOI); Chlorosis (f; MAD); Cholecystosis (f; MAD); Conjunctivosis (f; GMH); Constipation (1; FEL; GMH; WOI); Cough (f; HH2; KAB; MAD; PH2; WOI); Cramp (f; HH2; MAD); Dermatosis (f; FEL; HH2; PH2; WOI); Dyspnea (f; MAD); Dysuria (f; GMH; MAD); Eczema (1; MAD; WOI); Enterosis (f; KAB); Epilepsy (f; GMH; MAD); Exanthema (f; MAD); Fever (1; EFS; HH2; KAB; PH2; WOI); Fungus (1; CEB; WOI); Glossosis (f; JLH); Gout (f; FEL); Gravel (f; FEL; GMH); Headache (f; HH2; MAD; PH2); Hemorrhoid (f; GMH); High Blood Pressure (1; WOI); Hoarseness (f; KAB; WOI); Hypochondria (f; MAD); Hysteria (f; PH2); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (1; CEB; PH2; WOI); Inflammation (1; JLH; KAB; PH2; WOI); Insomnia (f; EFS; HH2; GMH; PH2); Jaundice (f; GMH); Leukemia (1; Feverfew is a flower herb Read More …

Mullein Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Mullein Leaf can be used for: Allergies Asthma Bronchitis Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Coughs Emphysema Flu Virus Hay Fever Influenza Lungs Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Sore Throat Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Mullein Leaf Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Mullein) — Class 1 (AHP). None known or reported (KOM; PHR; PH2; PIP; WAM). Mucilage underlies soothing effects on mucous membranes (SKY). Saponins may explain expectorant activity (SKY). bath. In fact, go ahead and get into that bath and sip herbal tea at the same time. E?ective respira-tory relaxants include coltsfoot, mullein, pleurisy root, and thyme. Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Chest Congestion, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Emphysema, Flu Virus, Hay Fever, Influenza, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Sore Throat, Tuberculosis The Benefit of using Mullein Leaf as a natural cure Calms irritated nerves Author and herbalist Louise Tenney claimed that mullein is an excel-lent pain reliever, relaxing the mind and central nervous system to calm inflamed and irritated nerves, and it can be particularly helpful for those who are having di?culty sleeping (Wood, 2008). Syrups are the best way to administer cough medicine. Typical herbs used for making syrups are liquorice, thyme, marshmallow Read More …

Prickly Ash Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Prickly Ash Bark can be used for: Circulation Poor Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Prickly Ash Bark Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Prickly Poppy) — Ingestion of the seed oil can cause anemia, diarrhea, dysentery, high-tension glaucoma, and vomiting due to the ‘carcinogenic’ alkaloid, sanguinarine. Toxicity is due to interaction of sanguinarine and 11-oxo-triacon-tanoic acid. Milk of cows fed prickly poppy can cause glaucoma (WO2). LD50 of argemone oil Vasodilators such as prickly ash and ginkgo widen the blood vessels to decrease constriction and restriction. Circulation Poor, Varicose Veins The Benefit of using Prickly Ash Bark as a natural cure Here I see the oft-repeated anomaly, a low dose may have the opposite effect (tachycardic) of high doses (bradycardic). Sparteine is more quinidine-like than digitalic, a powerful oxytocic once used to stimulate uterine constrictions (CAN). Sparteine sulphate can produce respiratory arrest (CAN). Sparteine is a negative chronotropic and a negative inotropic. Doses corresponding to >300 mg sparteine (ca. 30 g herb). May induce dizziness, headache, ocular palsy, palpitations, prickly sensations in the extremities, profuse sweating, sleepiness, and weakness of the legs. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Prickly Ash) — Class 2b (AHP). None Read More …

Scullcap

From our list of ailments, see what Scullcap can be used for: Stress Natural Remedies using Scullcap Hematoma (f; DAA); Hemorrhoid (f; KAB); Hepatosis (f; JLH); Infection (1; PH2); Inflammation (1; COX; FNF; KAB); Jaundice (f; SKJ); Leukoderma (f; PH2); Leukorrhea (f; KAB; KAP); Lymphadenosis (f; KAB); Lymphangosis (f; KAP); Lymphosarcoma (1; DAA; FNF); Malaise (f; KAB); Mycosis (1; PH2); Neurosis (f; PH2); Pain (1; COX; DEP; FNF; SUW); Rheumatism (1; COX; FNF); Sore Throat (f; DEP; KAP); Splenosis (f; KAB); Sprain (f; DEP; KAB; KAP); Toothache (f; KAB); Tuberculosis (f; PH2); Tumor (1; DAA; FNF); Vertigo (f; KAB); Water Retention (f; EFS; KAP; SUW); Worm (f; KAB); Wound (f; KAB; PH2). Stress The Benefit of using Scullcap as a natural cure Stress

Sea Cucumber

From our list of ailments, see what Sea Cucumber can be used for: Arthritis Inflammation Joint Pain Natural Remedies using Sea Cucumber Physicians and biomedical researchers are starting to appreciate the significance of the Inflammation Syndrome—how many different inflammatory diseases are interrelated. As one example, being overweight significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes, a disease with a strong undercurrent of inflammation. Both overweight and diabetes increase the risk of coronary artery disease, now recognized as being inflammatory in origin. Alaea Hawaiian sea salt is used almost exclusively in native Hawaiian dishes such as kalua pig and jerky. It adds a distinctive salty flavor to meats and savory dishes. Arthritis, Inflammation, Joint Pain The Benefit of using Sea Cucumber as a natural cure In January 2002 researchers reported in the journal Circulation that repeated infections greatly increased a person’s risk of dying from coronary artery disease. Literally, the more infections people experienced, the more likely they were to develop and die from heart disease. It wasn’t that the bacteria and viruses were directly infecting the heart. More likely, repeated infections maintained a heightened activity of immune cells, which unleashed part of their damage on blood vessel walls. The disease is Read More …

Senna Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Senna Leaf can be used for: Indigestion Natural Remedies using Senna Leaf after taking at least three tablets daily for 3 years for weight loss. She also experienced several months of secondary amenorrhea. Of senna leaf, Blumenthal et al. lists abdominal pain of A Indigestion The Benefit of using Senna Leaf as a natural cure Indigestion

Ginger

From our list of ailments, see what Ginger  can be used for: Nausea Natural Remedies using Ginger  Adding these to your diet is easy. Eat raw vegetables as a snack or grab a piece of fruit. You can also whip up some delicious smoothies with leafy greens and a few fruits and berries to have for breakfast each morning. Add a dash of kefir or kombucha and you have a great meal that will boost your intestinal health. Nausea The Benefit of using Ginger  as a natural cure Nausea

Chickweed

From our list of ailments, see what Chickweed can be used for: Obesity Natural Remedies using Chickweed Supports kidneys Chickweed balances water in the body, and this supports kidney function. Some have reported that it reduces water weight and water accumulations, and that it can reduce cysts in the body. When water is being properly regulated in the body, the metabolism usually functions normally. Activities (Chickweed) — Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antiitch (f; PNC); Antipyretic (f; PED); Antirheumatic (f; PNC); Bitter (f; PED); Demulcent (f; CRC; FAD; PED); Depurative (f; CRC; MAD; PH2); Digestive (f; PED); Diuretic (f; EFS; PED); Emmenagogue (f; CRC; DAA); Emollient (PNC); Expectorant (f; CRC; EFS; FAD; PED); Lactagogue (f; CRC; DAA); Poison (f; CRC); Vulnerary (f; PNC). Obesity The Benefit of using Chickweed as a natural cure Supports respiratory system A demulcent by design and moistening by nature, chickweed aids dry and constrained respiration problems, includ-ing dry coughs, asthma, and allergic irritations. Reduces internal bleeding and inflammation A nutrient-rich herb, chickweed helps the body assimilate trace minerals and vitamins. is func-tion creates overall vitality at the cellular level but can also aid in the cessation of bleeding from ulcers, intestines, or rectum. Its cooling nature also Read More …

Coltsfoot

From our list of ailments, see what Coltsfoot can be used for: Bronchitis Coughs Emphysema Lungs Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Coltsfoot Dosages (Coltsfoot) — 2 tsp powdered leaf/cup water (APA; WIC); 0.3–0.6 g solid leaf extract (PNC); 2–4 ml liquid leaf extract (PNC); 4.5–6 g leaf, 0.6–2.0 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 25% Elecampane (10 percent) and coltsfoot (5 percent). Elecampane is one of the best herbs for supporting respiratory function and providing overall tone to the lungs. Coltsfoot is not only rich in vitamins A, C, and B, but it also contains the minerals calcium, potassium, and zinc and pro-vides excellent support to respiratory health. Bronchitis, Coughs, Emphysema, Lungs, Tuberculosis The Benefit of using Coltsfoot as a natural cure bath. In fact, go ahead and get into that bath and sip herbal tea at the same time. E?ective respira-tory relaxants include coltsfoot, mullein, pleurisy root, and thyme. Canadians do not allow in food (Blackburn, 1993). Bisset says there is no danger of acute poisoning when used as prescribed (Bisset, 1994). Hepatotoxicity of coltsfoot may be due to senkirkine (~150 ppm), highlighting the dangers of chronic exposure to even low doses of PAs. Rats fed more than 4% coltsfoot in Read More …

Dmae

From our list of ailments, see what Dmae can be used for: Memory Natural Remedies using Dmae lesterol (1; JNU); Infection (1; DEM; FNF; MAD); Inflammation (1; APA; JLH); Leukorrhea (f; FEL; MAD); Lung Problem (f; DEM); Menorrhagia (f; MAD); Miscarriage (f; DEM); Memory The Benefit of using Dmae as a natural cure Memory

Dong Quai

From our list of ailments, see what Dong Quai can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Asthma Blood Cleansers Circulation Circulation Poor Constipation Headache Hepatitis Insomnia Menopause Menstrual Problems Menstruation Menstruation Excessive Menstruation Late Migraine Migraine Headaches Night Sweats PMS Sleeplessness Natural Remedies using Dong Quai Extracts (Dong Quai) — Decoction uterocontractant in dogs. Decoction and tinctures hypotensive in anesthetized animals (PED). Ligustilide at 450 mg/day helped 77% of dysmenorrheics as opposed to 38% for aqueous extracts of the herb (KEB). Butylidenephthalide, butylphthalide, and ligustilide antispasmodic (FAY). Treatment of infertile women by uterine lavage of the extract for up to 9 Contraindications, Indications, and Side Effects (Dong Quai) — Class 2b (AHP). Psoralens can be phototoxic and carcinogenic. The aqueous extract inhibits experimentally induced IgE Anaemia, Anemia, Asthma, Blood Cleansers, Circulation, Circulation Poor, Constipation, Headache, Hepatitis, Insomnia, Menopause, Menstrual Problems, Menstruation, Menstruation Excessive, Menstruation Late, Migraine, Migraine Headaches, Night Sweats, PMS, Sleeplessness The Benefit of using Dong Quai as a natural cure Activities (Dong Quai) — Alterative (f; PED); Analgesic (f; CRC; FAY); Antiallergic (1; APA); Antiaggregant (1; APA; KEB); Antianemic (1; KEB; MAB); Antiarrhythmic (1; KEB; MAB); Antiasthmatic (1; MAB); Antiatherosclerotic (1; KEB); Antiseptic (PED); Antiinflammatory (1; KEB; MAB); Antiaggregant Read More …

Flaxseed

From our list of ailments, see what Flaxseed can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Blood Clots Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Constipation Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Diarrhea Gastritis Gout Hair Loss Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High cholesterol Inflammation Irritable Bowel Syndrome Joint Pain Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Flaxseed The advantage of taking fish oil or salmon oil capsules is simple: your body does not have to go through the many steps involved in converting alpha-linolenic acid (found in leafy green vegetables and flaxseed) to EPA and DHA. By taking capsules, you can leapfrog these steps and the poten-good fats that rev up your body Taking 15 g linseed thrice daily for 3 to 4 weeks raised thiocyanate levels in blood and urine (Bisset, 1994). Don’t confuse flaxseed oil with more poisonous denatured linseed oil (WAM). Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Clots, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Constipation, Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Gout, Hair Loss, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High cholesterol, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Flaxseed as a natural cure The omega-3 family of fatty acids supplies the building blocks of a variety of powerful anti-inflammatory substances. The Read More …

Garcinia Cambogia

From our list of ailments, see what Garcinia Cambogia can be used for: Blood Sugar Cholesterol Obesity Stomach Natural Remedies using Garcinia Cambogia Activities (Magnolia Vine) — Adaptogen (1; AKT; APA; FAY; LAF; SKY); Anorectic (1; APA); Antacid (1; FAY); Antiaging (f; AKT); Antibacterial (1; FAY; LAF); Anticonvulsant (1; APA; LAF; PH2); Antidepressant (1; AKT; APA; KEB; LAF); Antifatigue (1; LAF); Antiinflammatory (1; AKT; KEB; PH2); Antineurotic (f; DAA); Antimutagenic (1; LAF); Antinecrotic (1; KEB); Antioxidant (1; APA; KEB; LAF; PH2); Antiradicular (1; X10616967); Antiseptic (1; APA); Antisialagogue (f; LAF); Antitumor (1; KEB; PH2); Antitussive (1; APA; DAA; FAY; LAF; PED); Aphrodisiac (f; DAA); Astringent (1; AKT; APA); Bitter (PED); Cardiotonic (1; AKT; LAF); Cerebrotonic (f; FAY); Choleretic (f; FAY); CNS Depressant (1; APA; DAA; FAY; KEB; LMP; PED); CNS Stimulant (1; DAA; FAY; KEB; LAF; LMP); Digestive (f; PED); Expectorant (1; FAY; KEB; LAF; PED); Gonadotropic (1; KEB); Hepatoprotective (2; APA; KEB; LAF; Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Obesity, Stomach The Benefit of using Garcinia Cambogia as a natural cure Blood Sugar Cholesterol Obesity Stomach

Hawthorne Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Hawthorne Leaf can be used for: Headache Natural Remedies using Hawthorne Leaf After informing us that no drug-drug interactions have been reported for garlic, they provide a long list of potential drug-drug interactions. Hasty readers, especially MDs, will take this as G Headache The Benefit of using Hawthorne Leaf as a natural cure Headache

Holy Basil Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Holy Basil Leaf can be used for: Flu Virus Natural Remedies using Holy Basil Leaf Activities (Oak) — Antibacterial (1; BGB); Antiinflammatory (2; KOM; SHT); Antiperspirant (1; APA; MAD); Antiseptic (1; APA; PNC); Antitumor (1; FAD); Antiviral (1; SHT); Astringent (1; APA; MAD; SHT); Carcinogenic (1; FAD); Emetic (f; PED); Expectorant (1; BGB); Hemostat (1; APA; PNC); Immunostimulant (1; PHR); Litholytic (1; BGB); Vermifuge (1; PH2); Vulnerary (1; APA). stress often presents as the overworked, com-pletely exhausted person who has been on the go (physically or emotionally) for a long time. At times, a chronically fatigued person will present with melancholy and depression. Treating with borage in such cases can give them a bit of spark. Soothes respiratory issues Borage contains mucilage, a wonderful ingredient to add to throat and cough syrups to soothe the respiratory tract. Overall, in small doses borage fortifies the entire respiratory system. Flu Virus The Benefit of using Holy Basil Leaf as a natural cure Activities (Corn Silk) — Antiedemic (f; FAD); Cardiotonic (f; PHR; PH2); Cell Proliferant (1; FAD); Choleretic (1; PNC); Cholinergic (1; CAN); Diuretic (1; APA; CAN; FAD; PH2); Gastrosedative (1; PH2); Hypertensive (f; PHR; Read More …

Kelp

From our list of ailments, see what Kelp can be used for: Acne Blood Pressure Circulation Poor Constipation Detoxification Diaper Rash Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eczema Gastritis Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hives Hypertension Indigestion Itching Kidneys Obesity Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Stomach Upset Tetters Thyroid underactive Upset Stomach Water Retention Wounds Natural Remedies using Kelp The best dietary sources of iodine are kelp and other seaweeds. Other good sources are turnip greens, garlic, watercress, pineapples, pears, artichokes, citrus fruits, egg yolk and seafoods and fish liver oils. The recommended dietary allowances are 130 mcg. per day for adult males and 100 mcg. per day for adult females. An increase to 125 mcg. per day during pregnancy and to 150 mcg. per day during lactation has been recommended. Deficiency can cause goitre and enlargement of the thyroid glands. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kelp) — Class 2d. Not recommended in hyperthyroidism. Long-term use discouraged (AHP). Acne, Blood Pressure, Circulation Poor, Constipation, Detoxification, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Eczema, Gastritis, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hives, Hypertension, Indigestion, Itching, Kidneys, Obesity, Pimples, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Stomach Upset, Tetters, Thyroid underactive, Upset Stomach, Water Retention, Wounds The Read More …

Lemon Juice

From our list of ailments, see what Lemon Juice can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Lemon Juice The patient should fast for a few days on lemon juice with honey and thereafter resort to a fruit juice diet to nourish the system and eliminate the toxins. Gradually, solid foods can be included. The patient should eat small meals at frequent intervals, rather than three large meals. The following is the suggested menu for those suffering from gall-bladder disorders : On rising : A glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice and honey or fresh fruit juice, Breakfast : Fresh fruit, one or two slices of whole meal toast and a cup of skimmed powder milk. Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Lemon Juice as a natural cure Dosages (Japanese Honeysuckle) — Dosage in China: 9–15 g dried flowers in decoction, pills, powder, or poultice of the powder (Foster and Yue, 1992); 10 g flower/cup water (APA). I use a handful of stripped leaves (even in winter) and stripped winter buds of Forsythia, with some straggling antiviral blackberry and raspberry leaves in winter. When leaves are unavailable, rare in January in Maryland, I just use the twigs, Read More …

Muirapauma

From our list of ailments, see what Muirapauma can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Circulation Poor Cramps Depression Mild Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fatigue Forgetfulness Frigidity Impotence Indigestion Memory Nervous Conditions PMS Restlessness Sexual Desire Impaired Stomach Upset Tension Ulcers Upset Stomach Virility Natural Remedies using Muirapauma Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Myrtle) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More than 10 g myrtle oil can threaten life due to high cineole content (myrtle contains 135–2250 ppm cineole according to my calculations, meaning 10 g myrtle would contain a maximum 22.5 mg cineole). Several herbs may attain higher levels of cineole: bay, beebalm, betel pepper, biblical mint, boldo, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, ginger, greater galangal, horse balm, hyssop, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, spearmint, star anise, sweet annie, thyme, and turmeric. So, by reduction, assuming no synergies or antagonisms or additivities, a ridiculous assumption, one would assume that any goods (and evils) accruing to the cineole in myrtle, should apply even more so to those listed above, which theoretically at least, may attain higher levels of cineole, some, e.g., cardamom, attaining levels more than 20-fold Read More …

Plantain

From our list of ailments, see what Plantain can be used for: Cholesterol High Constipation Diarrhea Jaundice Obesity Natural Remedies using Plantain Ribwort plantain can be taken on its own or combined with other skin remedies for internal treatment, either as a tea or as a tincture. It can also be applied externally to weeping and inflamed skin, as a compress or poultice. For this purpose use a strong tea or freshly squeezed juice. In the broad-leaved plantain, dense rosettes of heavily ribbed, ovate leaves are 4 to 10 inches long and 2 to 5 inches broad, growing from a short rhizome with long, straight, yellowish roots. Small, greenish-brown flowers with purple stamens are produced in a dense spike, up to 6 inches tall. As a common lawn weed, plantain can be found almost anywhere—unfortunately, you may see a neighbor spraying them like mad with a toxic weed killer. Perennial. Grows in any soil, shade or part shade. Zones 2–15. Cholesterol High, Constipation, Diarrhea, Jaundice, Obesity The Benefit of using Plantain as a natural cure Anticatarrhals help with stuck phlegm accompanied by inflamed mucous membranes in the airways or body cavities, which often occurs in response to an infection. By Read More …

Reishi

From our list of ailments, see what Reishi can be used for: Anxiety Natural Remedies using Reishi Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Reishi) — Class 1. After 3–6 months consumption, rare individuals report bloody stools. Dizziness, dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area, epistaxis, itchiness, stomach upset (after using for 3–6 months) (AHP; SKY). Do not mix with other antiaggregants (SKY). Pregnant and lactating women should take only on advice of health practitioner (SKY). Rarely used with children, yet of low toxicity (WAM). May cause allergy (APA). Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention of colds and flus. One word to the wise: you should understand how best to use the two most common Read More …

Tea tree oil

From our list of ailments, see what Tea tree oil can be used for: Boils Natural Remedies using Tea tree oil Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Teatree) — Not covered (AHP). None at designated doses (PH2). Topical and vaginal irritation have been reported, but the ‘topical use of the oil has not generally been associated with toxicity.” Still, ‘the topical use … cannot be recommended at this time” ( LRNP, January 1991). As with most EOs, this one may induce dermatosis in sensitive individuals. Naturopaths Yarnell and Meserole (1996) caution that tea tree oil ‘must not be applied to allergic dermatosis (eczema) because it will make this condition worse.” For external use only with small children, diluted 1 to 2 drops tea tree oil to 1 tsp of another oil (almond, olive, etc.) (WAM). Not for internal use (WAM). Overdosage (10 ml in child) led to confusion and discoordination, 70 ml led to coma (PH2). Boils The Benefit of using Tea tree oil as a natural cure Boils

White Birch Bark

From our list of ailments, see what White Birch Bark can be used for: Genito-Urinary Ailments Venereal Disease Natural Remedies using White Birch Bark Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. Activities (White Mustard) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antibacterial (1; APA; PH2); Antidote, narcotic (f; FEL); Aperitif (f; DEM); Canifuge (1; APA); Counterirritant (1; APA; PNC); Decongestant (1; APA); Backache (1; APA); Digestive (f; APA); Diuretic (f; FEL; PNC); Emetic (f; PNC); Emmenagogue (f; CEB); Felifuge (1; APA); Fungicide (1; APA); Gastrotonic (f; CEB); Goitrogenic (1; APA); Pancreatonic (f; CEB); Rubefacient (1; APA; PNC); Stimulant (f; PNC); Stomachic (f; Read More …

Blueberries

From our list of ailments, see what Blueberries can be used for: Memory Natural Remedies using Blueberries Eat 50-100g of blueberries a day for a few weeks, then reduce the frequency of eating to 2 or 3 times a week. Breakfast–Go for a full on berry breakfast, take raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries and put them in the blender with your vanilla protein shake. Two quick minutes and you officially have the smoothest berry smoothie anyone could ask for. Memory The Benefit of using Blueberries as a natural cure Blueberries (and bilberries, which are the variety that stains the tongue and fingers black) are another example of food that is also a medicinal herb. Blueberries have an affinity to so-called microcirculation (the very smallest blood vessels in the body), especially at the back of the eye. Blueberries can help people who have sustained damage to the retina because of high blood pressure, and they generally restore the health of the blood vessels within the body. Eating blueberries will help in cases of virtually any disease of the circulatory system, and it will also have a preventative effect. You can eat them daily if you want, and frozen blueberries are as Read More …

Cascara Sagrada

From our list of ailments, see what Cascara Sagrada can be used for: Cirrhosis of the Liver Constipation Gall Bladder Jaundice Liver Natural Remedies using Cascara Sagrada Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Buckthorn’s benefits are similar to those of cascara sagrada, but buckthorn motivates the bowels without irritation. Cirrhosis of the Liver, Constipation, Gall Bladder, Jaundice, Liver The Benefit of using Cascara Sagrada as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cascara Sagrada) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated in hemorrhoids and nephropathy (CAN), intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown Any time there is disharmony in your health, something in your body is probably not being nourished as it should. Nourishing herbs bring in specific elements such as vitamins, toning minerals, and soothing properties. ese herbs can also have an a?nity for a particular organ or system. By providing the supporting elements for tissues, organs, or functions, these herbs help the targeted Read More …

Cats Claw

From our list of ailments, see what Cats Claw can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Arthritis Circulation Colds and Flu Diarrhea Digestion Flu Virus Hives Immune System Immunity Influenza Mononucleosis Ulcers Viral Conditions Infections Natural Remedies using Cats Claw Extracts (Chamomile) — Chamomile oils analgesic, antianaphylactic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, and fungicidal (PED). Azulenes, documented as aniinflammatory and hypoallergenic, may prevent allergic seizures in guinea pigs, perhaps through antihistaminic activity. EO LD50 = >5000 orl rabbit (CAN); LD50 = >5000 der rabbit (CAN); LD50 = 2.5 ml/kg orl mouse (CAN). High molecular weight polysaccharides are immunostimulant; choleretic, hypouremic, and hypocholesterolemic at 0.1 ml/kg in cats and dogs, cardiodepressant, hypotensive, and respiradepressant at 0.2 ml/kg (CAN). Bisabolol and flavonoids are responsible for antispasmodic activities. Apigenin was three times as effective as papaverine; bisabolol was comparable. Smooth muscle relaxant properties documented for a cis-spiroether. Antiinflammatory activity documented for the sesquiterpene bisabolol compounds. (–)-alpha-bisabolol protects against the gastric effects of aspirin (PH2). Flavonoids antiinflammatory. Chamomile oil (25 mg/ml; bisabolol at 1 mg/ml) was active against bacteria (especially Gram positive), fungi, and Candida albicans. Apigenin and luteolin are more active antiinflammatories than indomethacin and phenylbutazone (WHO). ‘Chamazulene, a-bisabolol, and flavones such as apigenin Read More …

Inositol

From our list of ailments, see what Inositol can be used for: Acne Brain Cholesterol Circulation Insomnia Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Inositol Lack of inositol causes loss of hair. Any person having trouble with his or her hair should eat foods rich in inositol such as yeast, liver and molasses. Research has, however, shown that women have a low requirement of inositol. Although this vitamin may help to stimulate the growth of a woman’s hair, its lack is probably not a major cause of slow growth . Women are generally deficient in iodine and vitamin B1, either of which can slow down circulation to the scalp to such an extent that hair may fall out and new hair grow in very slowly. Women who keep their diets adequate in iodine, the B vitamins and iron have a better growth of hair. Diet is of utmost importance in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair and persons suffering from this disorder should take a diet rich in all essential nutrients. The vitamins considered useful in premature greying of hair are pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid or PABA and inositol. The minimum daily requirement of these vitamins appears to be Read More …

Khella

From our list of ailments, see what Khella can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Natural Remedies using Khella Large doses are potentially poisonous (FAD). Large doses may cause diarrhea, dizziness, headache, queasiness, and tingling in the limbs (PH2). The late Matthew Suffness, of the NCI, reported several antimalarial compounds, five more potent than chloroquin (IC50 = 0.21 ppm); glaucarubinone (IC50 = 0.004 ppm), ailanthinone (0.009 ppm), ailanthone (0.015 ppm), glaucarubin (0.055 ppm), and chaparrin (0.180 ppm). Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension The Benefit of using Khella as a natural cure Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension

Marjoram Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Marjoram Leaf can be used for: Fungal Infections Natural Remedies using Marjoram Leaf Use an essential oil diffuser or place a couple drops onto your pillow: catnip, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, and marjoram. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sweet Marjoram) — Class 1 (AHP). The Herbal PDR suggests use of the herb, but not the salve, is okay for infants. Fungal Infections The Benefit of using Marjoram Leaf as a natural cure Dittany is not a widely used herb today.  Historically it was used for healing.  It is similar to marjoram and oregano.  It has small pink or lavender flowers and hairy oval leaves.  You can learn more about dittany of Crete here. Marjoram is a flowering herb with edible petals that is very similar to oregano. Learn more about growing marjoram. Activities (Sweet Marjoram) — Allergenic (f; APA); Analgesic (1; JBU); Antibacterial (1; FNF; HH2); Anticancer (1; APA); Anticonvulsant (1; FNF); Antiherpetic (1; APA); Antioxidant (1; APA); Antiseptic (1; PHR; PH2); Antispasmodic (1; APA); Antiviral (1; APA; FNF; HH2; PH2); Aphrodisiac Fungal Infections Dosages (Sweet Marjoram) — 0.5–1 tsp tincture up to 3 ×/day (APA); 1–2 tsp shoot/cup water 2–3 ×/day Read More …

Oak Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Oak Bark can be used for: Genito-Urinary Ailments Inflammation Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Oak Bark Astringent herbs help knit tissues together. When chronic inflammation occurs in the bowels, tissues begin to pull apart, which can lead to leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel disease, and divertic-ulosis. Astringent herbs can help reduce and stop this destruction. E?ective astringents include agrimony, bayberry, nettles, plantain, raspberry, white oak bark, and yarrow. Genito-Urinary Ailments, Inflammation, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Oak Bark as a natural cure Genito-Urinary Ailments Inflammation Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections

Red Raspberry

From our list of ailments, see what Red Raspberry can be used for: Cramps Diarrhea Eyes Glaucoma Menopause Menstrual Problems Night Sweats PMS Natural Remedies using Red Raspberry Tones the uterus For centuries, herbalists and women have used red raspberry as a healing herb for the uterus. It not only nourishes the blood with its minerals and vitamins, but it specifically Tea blends are a great place to begin, because bulk herbs are readily accessible and the formulat-ing concepts are easy to grasp initially when you’re working with raw materials. You also get to learn about herbal flavor combinations and visually experience what good blends look like. If you’ve ever tried Chinese herbs, you know they often work amazingly well, but they can be quite challenging to the taste buds. One of the best things about working with western herbs is that you can make any tea blend taste good. By adding herbs such as lemongrass, cinnamon, orange peel, mint, clove, lavender, red raspberry, fennel, anise, thyme, and licorice, you can create a real palate pleaser. e other fun thing about making tea is you have a little wiggle room to add finishing touches, such as flowers, to enliven the Read More …

Rhodida

From our list of ailments, see what Rhodida can be used for: Erectile Disfunction Natural Remedies using Rhodida Healthy oils play a pivotal role in controlling and reversing inflammation because they contain highly concentrated amounts of specific anti-inflammatory nutrients. Chief among these highly beneficial nutrients are omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils; gamma-linolenic acid; and olive oil. Erectile Disfunction The Benefit of using Rhodida as a natural cure Erectile Disfunction

Rue

From our list of ailments, see what Rue can be used for: Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Rue Although most markets sell cassia rather than true cinnamon, the cook who finds the true spice may use it interchangeably with cassia. It is most often used to flavor pastries, desserts and beverages such as hot chocolate and coffee. Stimulates breast milk flow As a galactagogue, or breast milk enhancer, goat’s rue is e?ective in stimulating both the production and flow of milk. It has been shown to increase milk output by up to 50 percent. Varicose Veins The Benefit of using Rue as a natural cure They call it C. molmol, but also resin, and Myrrh Commiphora. All PH2 entries below were derived from Gruenwald’s entry for C. molmol. The USDA equates C. molmol with C. myrrha. An ‘allergy’ can be described as sensitiveness of the body to a substance which does not normally affect other persons. There are innumerable substances in the environment which can cause mild to violent reactions in many people. These reactions range from true allergies due to intolerance of certain foods and substances, to those resulting from pollution. Copper Chelator (1; WO2); Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor (1; WHO); Read More …

Borage

From our list of ailments, see what Borage can be used for: Depression Mild Natural Remedies using Borage stress often presents as the overworked, com-pletely exhausted person who has been on the go (physically or emotionally) for a long time. At times, a chronically fatigued person will present with melancholy and depression. Treating with borage in such cases can give them a bit of spark. Soothes respiratory issues Borage contains mucilage, a wonderful ingredient to add to throat and cough syrups to soothe the respiratory tract. Overall, in small doses borage fortifies the entire respiratory system. Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is part of the omega-6 family, but it behaves more like an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. GLA is found in seeds, and nearly all supplemental forms are derived from borage, evening primrose, or black currant seeds. It constitutes about 20 percent of borage seed oil, 15 to 19 percent of black currant seed oil, and 9 percent of evening primrose seed oil. If you have been consuming vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, or soy, do not assume that your body has been converting its linoleic acid to GLA. Foods high in these oils are often high in trans fatty Read More …

Glucomannan

From our list of ailments, see what Glucomannan can be used for: Obesity Natural Remedies using Glucomannan Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Konjac) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PHR). May cause diarrhea. Severe esophageal obstructions reported for glucomannan tablets K In addition, the glucomannan swells in the gut, or wherever it contacts water, sometimes absorbing 60 times its weight in water. Hence, it is often recommended, perhaps too enthusiastically, for constipation, high cholesterol, and obesity. According to APA, in one study of 20 obese patients, those who took 2 capsules of 500 mg of purified glucomannan, 60 minutes before meals, lost an average 5.5 pounds after 8 weeks, cf. 1.5 pounds for placebo patients. In another study, total cholesterol fell some 10% in 63 men taking 3900 mg glucomannan for 4 weeks, in a double-blind crossover trial. Obesity The Benefit of using Glucomannan as a natural cure Obesity

Golden Seal Root

From our list of ailments, see what Goldenseal Root can be used for: Anal Fissures Colds and Flu Constipation Detoxification Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Flu Virus Fungal Infections Genito-Urinary Ailments Heart Disease Hemorrhoids Immunity Indigestion Influenza Irritable Bowel Syndrome Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Mononucleosis Piles Skin Ulcers Sore Throat Stomach Upset Thyroid underactive Tooth Decay Travelers Diarrhea Ulcers Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Goldenseal Root Activities (Goldenseal) — Alterative (1; CRC; PNC); Amebicide (1; FNF; PH2); Analgesic (f; BRU; CRC); Antiacetylcholinesterase (1; MAB); Antibacterial (1; FAD; MAB); Antialzheimeran (1; COX; FNF); Antiarthritic (1; COX; FNF); Anticancer (1; COX; FNF); Anticariogenic (1; MAB); Anticonvulsant (1; CRC; FAD; FNF); Antihelicobacter (1; X9781854); Antiinflammatory (1; PHR; PNC); Antimitotic (1; MAB); Antiperiodic (f; CRC); Antiperistaltic (1; FNF); Antipyretic (f; MAD); Antisecretory (1; PH2); Antiseptic (1; APA; FNF; PED; PH2; SKY); Antitrypanosomic (1; X9121161); Antitussive (1; X3350041); Antiulcer (1; X9781854); Aperient (f; CRC); Aperitif (1; DEM; FNF; PED); Astringent (1; APA; PED); Bilirubinolytic (1; PH2); Bitter (1; APA; PED); Cardiotonic (1; HHB); Choleretic (1; APA; FAD; PED; PH2); Collyrium (f; CRC); Deliriant (1; PH2); Depurative (f; MAB); Detergent (f; CRC); Digestive (1; APA; FNF); Diuretic (1; CRC; FNF; PED); Read More …

Gravel Root

From our list of ailments, see what Gravel Root can be used for: Backache Bedwetting Gall Bladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Kidneys Sciatica Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Gravel Root Dissolves toxic mineral buildup Gravel root’s dissolving action works throughout the body in joints and small capsular spaces to remove toxic mineral buildup that may be causing joint pain or reduction in movement. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Gravel Root) — Class 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d. Long-term use discouraged (AHP). Effective July 1996, the AHP Board of Trustees recommends that all products with botanical ingredient(s) containing toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, including Borago G Backache, Bedwetting, Gall Bladder, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Gout, Kidneys, Sciatica, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention The Benefit of using Gravel Root as a natural cure Activities (Gravel Root) — Antidote (f; DEM); Antilithic (f; FAD); Antirheumatic (f; PNC); Depurative (f; DEM); Diaphoretic (f; CEB); Diuretic (f; PNC); Hypoglycemic (1; TOM); Laxative (f; DEM); Stimulant (f; PNC). Helps prevent miscarriage Midwives have tradi-tionally used gravel root to prevent miscarriage during the first trimester as well as to prepare the mother for labor. Relieves kidney and bladder stones Gravel root is extremely helpful in the Read More …

Korean Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what Korean Ginseng can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alcoholism Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Detoxification Diabetes Fatigue Frigidity Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Impotence Memory Menopause Night Sweats Sexual Desire Impaired Virility Natural Remedies using Korean Ginseng Coping with stress is not always easy, and our ability to manage it varies throughout our lives and according to the nature of the stress. Siberian ginseng can increase your resistance to stress: it works as a general tonic for all body systems including the nervous system, and it makes you more resilient to life’s pressures. I recommend using Siberian ginseng in specific situations when you expect an unusual increase in stress: for instance, during exams or when you need to meet deadlines at work. Korean ginseng works in a similar way, but it is much stronger and is considered not suitable for anyone under 40. The ability to cope with stress can be also related to your adrenal function, which can be improved with specific herbs but is best treated under the supervision of a herbalist. See also Chapter 18. Siberian ginseng, Read More …

L-Arginine

From our list of ailments, see what L-Arginine can be used for: Frigidity Headache Impotence Migraine Headaches Natural Remedies using L-Arginine Sinusitis results from the congestion of the sinus passages due to catarrh. It is caused by over-secretion of mucus in the membranes lining the nose, throat and head. This over-secretion is due to irritation caused by toxins in the blood. Frigidity, Headache, Impotence, Migraine Headaches The Benefit of using L-Arginine as a natural cure Frigidity Headache Impotence Migraine Headaches

Motherwort

From our list of ailments, see what Motherwort can be used for: Menstrual Problems Natural Remedies using Motherwort Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chinese Motherwort) — Class 2b (AHP). Emmenagogue and uterotonic (AHP). ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Overdoses (30 g or more) may generate chest oppression, debility, diaphoresis, dyspnea, and increased sensitivity to pain (PH2). Calms the sympathetic nervous system Moth-erwort’s ability to calm the sympathetic nervous system is probably due to its intense acrid bitters, which promote the transition from the sym-pathetic state to the parasympathetic state of relaxation. According to herbalist Matthew Becker (Wood, 2008), motherwort is excellent for those who move too quickly in thoughts, emotions, or actions that are not well thought out. Also good for anxiety and stress held in the gastrointestinal tract. Calms the heart Traditionally used as a tonic Menstrual Problems The Benefit of using Motherwort as a natural cure Nervines may be helpful if heart disease worsens as a result of negative emotions. Several herbs, such as motherwort, skullcap, oatstraw, and linden, have an a?nity for, or association with, the heart and often calm stress and reduce heart palpitations. Stimulates uterus A well-documented herb used in women’s Read More …

Queen Of The Meadow

From our list of ailments, see what Queen Of The Meadow can be used for: Arthritis Inflammation Joint Pain Natural Remedies using Queen Of The Meadow Helps release toxins, relieves gout Whenever a plant focuses on smaller spaces in the body and the connective tissues found there, it often has the ability to sweep those spaces clean of toxic build-up. e plant knows that there must be an out-with-the- old and in -with-the -new to correct imbalances of form and function. One example is the toxic accumulation of uric acid in small joints, which causes gout. Queen of the meadow works on multiple levels to accomplish many things, including inflammation reduction, pain support, and the draining of toxicity through natural pathways such as urination. It is also helpful for arthritis, rashes, rheumatism, and overall fatigue. Eases diarrhea e astringent action of queen of the meadow is helpful with diarrhea and loose Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation e salicylic acid in queen of the meadow is a great pain reliever and fever reducer. is aspect works well in reducing overall inflammation. In conjunction with trace minerals such as silica, queen of the meadow is used to bolster the body’s connective tissues, Read More …

Soy

From our list of ailments, see what Soy can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gastritis Hair Loss Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Hot flashes Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Soy Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is part of the omega-6 family, but it behaves more like an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. GLA is found in seeds, and nearly all supplemental forms are derived from borage, evening primrose, or black currant seeds. It constitutes about 20 percent of borage seed oil, 15 to 19 percent of black currant seed oil, and 9 percent of evening primrose seed oil. If you have been consuming vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, or soy, do not assume that your body has been converting its linoleic acid to GLA. Foods high in these oils are often high in trans fatty acids, which interfere with the conversion process. These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans Read More …

Spirulina

From our list of ailments, see what Spirulina can be used for: Antioxidant Cholesterol Constipation Diabetes Diarrhea Eyes Gastritis Mononucleosis Obesity Viral Conditions Infections Weight Loss Natural Remedies using Spirulina Take echinacea tincture for 1-3 months to improve the immune response (for precautions see page 98). Adults: 1-2ml diluted with some water, 2 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. Antioxidant, Cholesterol, Constipation, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Eyes, Gastritis, Mononucleosis, Obesity, Viral Conditions Infections, Weight Loss The Benefit of using Spirulina as a natural cure Antioxidant Cholesterol Constipation Diabetes Diarrhea Eyes Gastritis Mononucleosis Obesity Viral Conditions Infections Weight Loss

Topical Comfrey

From our list of ailments, see what Topical Comfrey can be used for: Herpes Natural Remedies using Topical Comfrey fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might best be relegated to topical uses, Read More …

Basil

From our list of ailments, see what Basil can be used for: Digestion Poor Indigestion Memory Nausea Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Basil Add olive oil and butter to a 10-inch frypan or wok. Cut the tops and bottoms off the zucchini, quarter them lengthwise, and dice so the pieces are roughly the size of dimes, but a little thicker. Put the zucchini in the pan along with the corn and diced garlic, scallion, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. With a spatula, mix around as you start heating (medium setting) the vegetables. Cover the pan (loosely with a piece of aluminum foil if you don’t have a cover). Stir every couple of minutes. Trim excess fat and gristle from the chicken. It’s all right if the chicken pieces vary in size. If the breasts are thick, carefully slice them laterally, so they end up about half as thick (about 1?4 inch each). Spread out the chicken slices and pieces in a baking pan. Next, add the chicken broth, then drizzle the olive oil over the chicken. Cut the lemon, and squeeze the juice over the chicken. Add the garlic, shallots, capers, oregano, and basil. Digestion Poor, Indigestion, Memory, Read More …

Magnesium

From our list of ailments, see what Magnesium can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Magnesium Organs or systems affected Bladder, kidneys Therapeutic actions Diuretic, astringent, soothing tonic, antiseptic Nature Pungent, cold, dry Plant constituents Flavonoids, tannins, acids, triterpenoids, essential oils, resin, allantoin, trace minerals including iron, calcium, chromium, selenium, magnesium Flower essence Heals the feminine aspect within us all and helps us better connect with and understand the healing powers of nature; also aids in pathologies of the ovaries Foods are classified as acid-producing or alkaline-producing depending on their reaction on the urine. Calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium present in foods contribute to the alkaline effect, while sulphur, phosphorous and chlorine contribute to the acidic effect. Depending on the pre-dominating constituents in a particular food, it is classified as acid-forming or alkaline-forming. Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Magnesium as a natural cure Nutritional deficiencies can also lead to nepthritis. The disease has been produced in many species of animals by diets deficient in the B vitamin, choline. Animals lacking essential fatty acids and magnesium also develop nephritis. When vitamin B6 and magnesium are under supplied, the kidneys are further damaged by sharp crystals of oxalic acid Read More …

Watercress

From our list of ailments, see what Watercress can be used for: Acne Anaemia Anemia Detoxification Diaper Rash Pimples Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Water Retention Wounds Natural Remedies using Watercress Heavy starches,sweet stimulants and highly seasoned foods are entirely forbidden, as they cause direct irritation on the prostate gland and bladder. The diet should also exclude spices, condiments, salt in excess, sauces, red meats, cheese, asparagus, watercress, greasy or fried foods, alcohol, tobacco and too much tea or coffee. The patient should avoid hurried meals and must chew his food thoroughly and slowly. Water should be taken between meals and not at mealtime. The patient should avoid vegetables containing large quantities of oxalic acid such as spinach and rhubarb. Chocolate and cocoa also contain oxalic acid and must not be used. Garlic, asparagus, parsley, watercress, cucumber and celery are excellent vegetables. The best fruits are papaya and bananas. Both have a healing effect on kidneys. A small amount of soured milk and home- made cottage cheese can be included in the diet. All salt should be eliminated from the diet. Five or six small meals should be taken in preference to a few large ones. Acne, Anaemia, Anemia, Read More …

Aloe Vera Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Aloe Vera Leaf can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Constipation Diabetes Diaper Rash Gastritis Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Kidneys Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Aloe Vera Leaf The use of the herb Indian aloe ( ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known remedy for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigeneous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric (haldi) and extract of Indian barberry ( rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming. Dosages (Aloe) — 50–200 mg powder (APA); 50–300 mg powder in a single dose at bedtime (AHP); 1 tbsp gel 3 ×/day (APA); 25 mg in 701 mg soybean oil, 1–2 softgels 3 ×/day; apply topically; or 1 tbsp juice after meals (SF). Aloe gel, Barbados aloe, and Aloe powder contain, respectively 4.87, 4.65, and 4.21% aloin, and 2.2, 2.1, and 2.03% aloe emodin. Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol High, Constipation, Diabetes, Diaper Rash, Gastritis, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, Kidneys, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Wounds The Benefit of using Read More …

Capsicum

From our list of ailments, see what Capsicum can be used for: Arthritis Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle pain Muscle Soreness Prostate Shingles Natural Remedies using Capsicum fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Lunch–Try a beautiful Salmon fillet with, a side of multi colored capsicum infused in your regular salad. Arthritis, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Muscle pain, Muscle Soreness, Prostate, Shingles The Benefit of using Capsicum as a natural cure The Herbal PDR suggests the same. Not for children under 2 years (WAM). CAN reports capsaicinoids to be irritant, ‘The toxicity of the capsaicinoids has reportedly not been ascribed to any one specific action but may be due to their causing respiratory failure, bradycardia, and hypotension.” Chronic administration of Read More …

Eucalyptus

From our list of ailments, see what Eucalyptus can be used for: Cough Pain Natural Remedies using Eucalyptus Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Myrtle) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More than 10 g myrtle oil can threaten life due to high cineole content (myrtle contains 135–2250 ppm cineole according to my calculations, meaning 10 g myrtle would contain a maximum 22.5 mg cineole). Several herbs may attain higher levels of cineole: bay, beebalm, betel pepper, biblical mint, boldo, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, ginger, greater galangal, horse balm, hyssop, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, spearmint, star anise, sweet annie, thyme, and turmeric. So, by reduction, assuming no synergies or antagonisms or additivities, a ridiculous assumption, one would assume that any goods (and evils) accruing to the cineole in myrtle, should apply even more so to those listed above, which theoretically at least, may attain higher levels of cineole, some, e.g., cardamom, attaining levels more than 20-fold higher. Symptoms of this alleged cineole intoxication may include circulatory disorders, collapse, lowered blood pressure, and respiratory failure. Do not apply oil to face of children as it may trigger Read More …

Ginkgo Biloba

From our list of ailments, see what Ginkgo Biloba can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Arthritis Backache Bedwetting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Circulation Poor Depression Mild Dizziness Emphysema Eyes Fatigue Forgetfulness Genito-Urinary Ailments Glaucoma Hair Loss Hyperactivity Infections Inflammation Joint Pain Kidneys Lungs Memory Mononucleosis Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Obesity Pain PMS Sciatica Tuberculosis Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Ginkgo Biloba dosages are hard to determine because of the limited amount of research on these antioxidants and Alzheimer’s disease. Extracts of the herb Ginkgo biloba also might be beneficial, though the research has been con-flicting. Ginkgo serves as both an antioxidant and as a dilator of blood vessels in the brain, improving blood circulation to neurons. Other antioxidants also may offer protection against H. pylori infections and their consequential damage to the stomach. Among these are the herb Ginkgo biloba and garlic. Lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color, has been associated with a relatively low risk of stomach cancer, though this association does not directly prove prevention. In addition, animal experiments suggest that food allergies also might irritate the stomach and lead to gastritis and ulcers. ADD and ADHD, Read More …

Kava

From our list of ailments, see what Kava can be used for: Anxiety and stress Insomnia Menstrual cramps Natural Remedies using Kava Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions (rarely). Other sources report intestinal obstruction (AEH). Many reports suggest a yellowing of the skin in chronic users. ‘Chronic ingestion may lead to ‘kawism’ characterized by dry, flaking, discolored skin, and reddened eyes” ( LRNP, May 1987). Persistent rumors suggest that overdoses can cause intoxication. Commission Read More …

Myrrh

From our list of ailments, see what Myrrh can be used for: Abscesses Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Asthma Bronchitis Canker Sores Chest Congestion Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cold Sores Colds and Flu Coughs Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Emphysema Fever Flu Virus Gas Flatulence Gastritis Genito-Urinary Ailments Halitosis Herpes Indigestion Lungs Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Menstruation Late Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Skin Ulcers Sore Throat Stomach Upset Tooth Decay Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Warts Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Myrrh They call it C. molmol, but also resin, and Myrrh Commiphora. All PH2 entries below were derived from Gruenwald’s entry for C. molmol. The USDA equates C. molmol with C. myrrha. Dosages (Myrrh) — 1 tsp powdered myrrh/cup water 1–2 ×/day (APA); 5–10 drops tincture/glass water for mouthwash or gargle (APA); 6–10 drops tincture several ×/day (MAD); 1–2 ml tincture 3 ×/day (SKY); 2.5–5.0 ml myrrh tincture (CAN; PNC); 8–10 drops myrrh extract to 4 ×/day (APA); 0.3–1.2 g resin/day (HHB); 1 g resin 3 ×/day (SKY); 0.3–1.5 g (MAD). Abscesses, Appetite Lack of, Arteriosclerosis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Canker Sores, Chest Congestion, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Cold Sores, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Emphysema, Fever, Read More …

Olive Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Olive Leaf can be used for: Antioxidant Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Bowels Canker Sores Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Diaper Rash Energy Flu Virus Fungal Infections Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Infections Mononucleosis Obesity Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Stress Tetters Viral Conditions Infections Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Olive Leaf Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Olive Leaf) — Not covered (AHP). None known at proper dosage (PHR). LD50 = 1300 mg/lg ipr mouse; >3000 mg/kg orl mouse. Dosages (Olive Leaf) — 7–8 g dry leaf in 150 ml water, 3–4 ×/day (that totals up to an oz of leaf) (APA); wineglass-full strong leaf decoction every 3 hours for malaria (FEL); 2 tsp leaf in hot water, steep 30 min (PHR). Antioxidant, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Bowels, Canker Sores, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Diaper Rash, Energy, Flu Virus, Fungal Infections, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Infections, Mononucleosis, Obesity, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Stress, Tetters, Viral Conditions Infections, Wounds, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Olive Leaf as a natural cure Activities (Olive Leaf) — ACE Inhibitor (1; VVG); Antiarrhythmic (1; PHR; PH2); Read More …

Quercetin

From our list of ailments, see what Quercetin can be used for: Allergies Anal Fissures Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Atherosclerosis Blood Cleansers Blood Clots Blood Pressure Bronchitis Bruises Cancer Canker Sores Chest Congestion Cholesterol Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cold Sores Colds and Flu Coughs Diabetes Eczema Emphysema Eye Issues Fatigue Flu Virus Gout Hardening of the Arteries Hay Fever Heart Heart Disease Hemorrhoids Herpes High Blood Pressure Hives Hypertension Immunity Infections Inflammation Influenza Joint Pain Lungs Piles Postnasal Drip Prostate Respiratory Problems Sinus Sore Throat Tuberculosis Ulcers Varicose Veins Viral Conditions Infections Warts Natural Remedies using Quercetin Many physicians have found quercetin supplements, 300 to 500 mg daily, helpful in treating pollen allergies, but there is a catch. Quercetin supplements have failed to pass the Ames test for mutagenicity, which means they cause breaks in genetic material and conceivably could increase the risk of cancer. In practical terms this risk may be remote because fruits and vegetables supply many nutrients that enhance the body’s repair mechanisms. But still, there is something troubling about taking a potential carcinogen to treat inflammation or allergies. Only one form of quercetin has passed the Ames test. That is quercetin chalcone, made by Thorne Research (208-263-1337). Read More …

Suma Root

From our list of ailments, see what Suma Root can be used for: Mononucleosis Natural Remedies using Suma Root The sumac tree can be found growing in regions as disparate as Africa and North America. The deep, rust-red fruits of the tree are dried and ground into a bright spice which is also known as sumac. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Suma) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered (KOM; PHR; PH2). Once a well-known published author offered me a generous consulting fee to go through the Spanish and Portuguese literature and summarize the folk literature and information on suma for him. I had written on the plant long ago for the Flora of Panama, where Pfaffia also occurs. He came from one of the four main entry disciplines to ethnobotany and herbal medicine and medical botany, (1) anthropology, (2) botany, (3) chemistry, and (4) pharmacy/pharmacology but I’ll not divulge. I gave him 4 days worth of work and found nothing. Mononucleosis The Benefit of using Suma Root as a natural cure Tones the bowels Sumach works on the entire alimentary canal by gently cleansing and work-ing as an astringent. It is particularly helpful in healing internal ulcers and inflammatory sores. Read More …

Tea Tree

From our list of ailments, see what Tea Tree can be used for: Acne Natural Remedies using Tea Tree As an essential oil, I do not recommend using tea tree neat on the skin because it can cause local skin irritation. My preferred use is in the form of a cream – see box, above right. Massage tea tree essential oil into the painful areas over the eyebrows and on the cheeks (for precautions see page 118). Adults: dilute 5 drops of the essential oil in 10ml of almond oil, massage 1-3 times a day. Acne The Benefit of using Tea Tree as a natural cure If the area around the splinter is inflamed, add 1 drop of thyme or tea tree essential oil to the paste and proceed as above. Inhale steam from tea tree essential oil and hot water under a towel. Adults: 5 drops in a large bowl of hot water. Lavender is another herbal antiseptic, not as strong as tea tree (see page 118) but less irritating to the skin. It is also mildly anti-inflammatory. Lavender essential oil is the only essential oil that I would add to eczema cream; in my experience the others sooner Read More …

Yucca

From our list of ailments, see what Yucca can be used for: Arthritis Blood Pressure Cholesterol Cirrhosis of the Liver Detoxification Diabetes Gas Flatulence Gastritis Gout Inflammation Joint Pain Kidneys Liver Migraine Stomach Natural Remedies using Yucca Though large doses of saponins can be hemolytic and problematic, ‘little is known about the toxicity of yucca saponins” ( LRNP, March 1994). Overdoses may cause loose stools (SKY). Extracts also reported to improve circulation and GI function, and to relieve headache. ‘Yucca saponins are regarded to be a safe supplement since they are not thought to be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing the dangers of systemic hemolytic activity… No known Y Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Detoxification, Diabetes, Gas Flatulence, Gastritis, Gout, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Kidneys, Liver, Migraine, Stomach The Benefit of using Yucca as a natural cure Activities (Yucca) — Antibacterial (1; PED); Antiinflammatory (1; CAN); Antimelanomic (1; CAN; SKY); Antitumor (1; CAN; PED); Astringent (1; PED); Bitter (1; PED); Depurative (f; PED); Fungicide (1; PED); Hemolytic (1; CAN); starter material for steroids. Dosages (Yucca) — 0.25–0.5 cup fresh root (PED); 6–12 g dry root (PED); 9 g dry root:45 ml alcohol/45 ml water (PED); 0.25 Read More …

Garlic

From our list of ailments, see what Garlic can be used for: Angina Arteriosclerosis Asthma Atherosclerosis Bacterial Infections Blood Pressure Cancer Cardiovascular Cholesterol Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Detoxification Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Flu Virus Gallbladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Hardening of the Arteries Heart Heart Disease Herpes High Blood Pressure Hypertension Immune System Immunity Infection Infections Inflammation Mononucleosis Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Worms Yeast Yeast infection Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Garlic Add olive oil and butter to a 10-inch frypan or wok. Cut the tops and bottoms off the zucchini, quarter them lengthwise, and dice so the pieces are roughly the size of dimes, but a little thicker. Put the zucchini in the pan along with the corn and diced garlic, scallion, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. With a spatula, mix around as you start heating (medium setting) the vegetables. Cover the pan (loosely with a piece of aluminum foil if you don’t have a cover). Stir every couple of minutes. Other little-known causes of anaemia are intestinal parasites or worms. Hookworm, pinworms, round worms and tapeworms feed on the blood supply as well as on the vitamins. Twenty-five hookworms can consume fifteen grams of blood every 24 hours; Read More …

Bee Propolis

From our list of ailments, see what Bee Propolis can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Cancer Thyroid underactive Natural Remedies using Bee Propolis Dr. Lotter remembers a patient who had been on a three month carbohydrate-free diet as part of a program for obsessive eaters. “These people who binge out, they are not bingeing out on carrots, they are not bingeing out on fruits and vegetables, they are bingeing out on carbohydrates. Eating whole loaves of bread. One woman said she had eaten 20,000 calories at one sitting. It is my contention that people who have these extreme eating disorders have physiological low Serotonin levels. Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. Anti-Inflammatory, Cancer, Thyroid underactive The Benefit of using Bee Propolis as a natural cure Sadly, her downward spiral could not be stopped. Melinda died of heart failure at age thirty-nine, even though her symptoms could have been reversed by diet and safe nutritional supplements. stress often presents as the overworked, com-pletely exhausted person who has been on the go (physically or Read More …

Blackberry

From our list of ailments, see what Blackberry can be used for: Cancer Natural Remedies using Blackberry Soothes sore throats Blackberry cordial or syrup is an excellent treatment for sore throats. Contraindications Although e?ective as an herbal astringent to control bleeding, blackberry leaf should not be used for an extended period because its high astringency may inhibit men-strual bleeding and may cause constipation or diarrhea. Although that seems like contradicting information, herbs a?ect people with di?erent physical constitutions in di?erent ways. Activities (Blackberry) — Antibacterial (1; MAD); Antidote (f; DEM); Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antioxidant (1; JNU); Antitumor (f; APA); Apoptotic (f; JNU); Astringent (1; APA; EFS Cancer The Benefit of using Blackberry as a natural cure Activities (Blackberry Lily) — Alexeteric (f; WO2); Antiallergic (1; WO3); Antiasthmatic (f; WO3); Antibacterial (1; FAY); Antidote, curare (f; FAY); Antiemetic (f; LMP); Antihistaminic (f; WO3); Antiinflammatory (f; WO3); Antioxidant (1; WO3); Antipyretic (f; DAA); Antitussive (f; WO3); Antiviral (1; FAY); Aperient (f; WO2); Bitter (f; LMP; WO2); Carminative (f; LMP); Cholinergic (1; WO3); Deobstruent (f; LMP; WO2); Depurative (f; LMP; WO2); Detoxicant (f; FAY); Diuretic (f; LMP); Emmenagogue (f; LMP); Expectorant (f; DAA; FAY; WO3); Fungicide (1; FAY); Hypotensive (1; FAY); Laxative (f; Read More …

Blessed Thistle

From our list of ailments, see what Blessed Thistle can be used for: Circulation Poor Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Flu Virus Heart Disease Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lactation Menstruation Late Stomach Stomach Upset Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Blessed Thistle Round stems are straight, branched, and wooly. in, lanceolate, hairy leaves are 2 to 3 inches long. Yellow flowers are borne on branch ends. Collect the leaves on a hot and dry midsummer afternoon, just before flowers bloom. Grows in open, sunlit pastures, especially around livestock; it thrives around manure. Blessed thistle is con-sidered a noxious, invasive weed, so do not plant it in your garden. Perennial. Birds enjoy the seed, so try to gather seed before the birds do. Zones 5–9. Tonifies liver and cleanses the blood Blessed thistle works to tonify the liver and in turn cleanse the blood. It appears to stimulate overall circulation, which is helpful for purification. When the body experiences a combination of decreased circu-lation and waste buildup, headaches can result. In e Complete Herbal (1653), Culpepper often recommends blessed thistle for the treatment of simple headaches and to increase circulation to help with brain stimulation and decrease foggy Read More …

Chondroitin Sulfate

From our list of ailments, see what Chondroitin Sulfate can be used for: Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Joint Pain Pain Natural Remedies using Chondroitin Sulfate Additional sulfur, also essential for cartilage formation, can be obtained in glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and small amounts of manganese can be obtained in a multimineral supplement. The two principal forms of glucosamine in supplements are glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, and both appear to be equally effective. There is evidence suggesting that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are synergistic, with glucosamine enhancing the production of new cartilage and chondroitin slowing the breakdown of cartilage. Many supplements contain both, and people with osteoarthritis should consider taking 1,200 to 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin daily. As part of an osteoarthritic regimen, 500 to 1,000 mg of vitamin C should be included. Although some of the described studies used manganese ascorbate, this type of vitamin C is difficult to find. Any form of vitamin C should suffice. Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Pain The Benefit of using Chondroitin Sulfate as a natural cure In one study, Alan F. Philippi, M.D., of the U.S. Navy treated thirty-two navy SEALs in their Read More …

Licorice

From our list of ailments, see what Licorice can be used for: Sore throat Ulcers Natural Remedies using Licorice Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Licorice) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. ‘Contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (O’Brien, 1998). Commission E reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. May potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (AHP; WAM). Too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. May result in pseudoaldosterianism. Adverse effects reported in M30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive Stimulates the adrenal glands More and more research shows licorice’s positive e?ects on the adrenal glands. One function of the adrenal glands is to secrete the hormone cortisol. Licorice can enhance adrenal function and cortisol pro-duction in the body, to balance blood sugar and decrease stress and inflammation. But keep this in mind: if you su?er from overworked adrenals, a syndrome known as adrenal fatigue, licorice Sore throat, Ulcers The Benefit of using Licorice as a natural cure Because of estrogenic activity and reputed abortifacient activity, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (CAN; WAM). Read More …

Rehmannia Root

From our list of ailments, see what Rehmannia Root can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Circulation Poor Dizziness Chronic Kidneys Motion Sickness Night Sweats Vertigo Natural Remedies using Rehmannia Root Activities (Rehmannia) — Adrenal Stimulant (1; MAB); Aldose-Reductase Inhibitor (1; KEB); Antiaging (f; LAF); Antiallergic (1; KEB); Antiarthritic (2; KEB); Antiasthmatic (2; KEB); Antibacterial (1; HH2; PH2); Antidiabetic (1; APA); Antihemorrhagic (1; MAB); Antihepatomic (1; LAF); Antiinflammatory (1; AKT; KEB); Antipyretic (1; KEB); Antisarcomic (1; LAF); Antiseptic (1; HH2; LAF); Antithrombic (2; KEB); Antithromboxane (1; PH2); Antitumor (1; LAF); Bitter (f; KEB); Cardiodepressant (1; FAY); Cardiotonic (1; DAA; FAY); Cyclooxygenase Inhibitor (1; HH2); Diuretic (2; APA; DAA; LAF; PH2); Fungicide (1; LAF); Hemopoietic (2; APA; FAY; KEB; LAF); Hemostat (f; DAA; KEB); Hepatoprotective (1; APA; FAY; MAB; PH2); Hypertensive (1; LAF); Hypoglycemic (1; APA; DAA; FAY); Hypotensive (2; LAF); Immunodepressant (2; HH2 Dosages (Rehmannia) — 9–30 g powdered root/day (AKT); 2–6 g dry root/day (KEB); 10–30 g dry root/day (MAB); 5 g root chewed 1–3 ×/day (APA); 5 g root/cup water 1–3 ×/day (APA); 9–15 Anaemia, Anemia, Circulation Poor, Dizziness Chronic, Kidneys, Motion Sickness, Night Sweats, Vertigo The Benefit of using Rehmannia Root as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Read More …

Rutin

From our list of ailments, see what Rutin can be used for: Blood Pressure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eyes Glaucoma High Blood Pressure Hypertension Natural Remedies using Rutin with the same activity.” The presence of ACE-inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, and diuretics makes this herb a safer offering in my book, than the four separate pharmaceuticals belonging to those A, B, C, and D recommendations for cardiopathy. ‘Roots, leaves, and flowers all contain cardioactive compounds (CRC). One paper cited in Mitchell and Rook notes that corneal scratches with the thorns led to blindness in 88 of 132 Irish accidents. With cyanogenic and cardioactive compounds, not to mention tannin, scattered throughout the plant, it should not be taken lightly” (CRC). The presence of oleanolic and ursolic acids (COX-2 inhibitors) may be equally significant in Alzheimer’s disease, arthrosis, and cancer. With isolated guinea pig heart muscle, luteolin-7-glucoside increased coronary flow 186%, hyperoside 66%, and rutin 66% (PH2). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Buckwheat) — Not covered (AHP). None reported when properly administered (PHR). Not covered by AHP or Commission E. Rutin underlies much of the activity. Not covered in most of my books, more food than medicine. But it is clearly a safe food Read More …

Turmeric

From our list of ailments, see what Turmeric can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Arthritis Cancer Candida Cardiovascular Colitis CrohnS Detox Eye Issues Joint Pain Pain Skin Issues Smoking Reduction Yeast Natural Remedies using Turmeric A teaspoonful of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it, every night before retiring. Another effective remedy for asthma is garlic. The patient should be given daily garlic cloves boiled in thirty gms of milk as a cure for early stage of asthma. Steaming ginger tea with minced garlic cloves in it, can also help to keep the problem under control and should be taken both in the morning and evening. Turmeric is also regarded as an effective remedy for bronchial asthma. The patient should be given a teaspoonful of turmeric powder with a glass of milk two or three times daily. It acts best when taken on an empty stomach. Anti-Inflammatory, Arthritis, Cancer, Candida, Cardiovascular, Colitis, CrohnS, Detox, Eye Issues, Joint Pain, Pain, Skin Issues, Smoking Reduction, Yeast The Benefit of using Turmeric as a natural cure Garlic and turmeric are other Read More …

Yellow Dock Rock

From our list of ailments, see what Yellow Dock Rock can be used for: Jaundice Natural Remedies using Yellow Dock Rock Yellow dock is another general detoxifier, which is especially useful whenever skin problems are made worse by constipation (yellow dock is a gentle laxative). It can be used for eczema, acne and psoriasis. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions (rarely). Other sources report intestinal obstruction (AEH). Many reports suggest a yellowing of the Read More …

Althea Root

From our list of ailments, see what Althea Root can be used for: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Althea Root M E D I C I N E C A B I N E T Infusion 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, steep 8 to 10 minutes, 1 to 3 cups per day Tincture 1 or 2 dropperfuls, 1 to 3 times per day Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Althea Root as a natural cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome Travelers Diarrhea

Black Haw Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Black Haw Bark can be used for: PMS Natural Remedies using Black Haw Bark The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). PMS The Benefit of using Black Haw Bark as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g powdered bark (PNC); 2–8 ml bark elixir (PNC); 4–8 ml liquid bark extract (PNC); Read More …

Blueberry

From our list of ailments, see what Blueberry can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Cholesterol High Diabetes Forgetfulness Hardening of the Arteries Memory Natural Remedies using Blueberry Dosages (Blueberry) — 3 tbsp dried fruit chewed (APA); 1–2 tsp chopped leaf/cup water, up to 6 ×/day (APA). Extracts (Blueberry) — Wild blueberries may have 25–30 different anthocyanins in high concentrations. Cooking damages the anthocyanins (JNU). Anthocyanins and polyphenols in berries of several Ribes, Rubus, and Vaccinium spp. have in vitro antiradical activity on chemically generated superoxide radicals. The extracts also inhibit xanthine oxidase. All crude extracts were highly active toward chemically generated superoxide radicals. Ribes nigrum extracts exhibited most activity, being the richest in both anthocyanins and polyphenols. But Ribes rubrum extracts seem to contain more active substances (X1332092). Alzheimers Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol High, Diabetes, Forgetfulness, Hardening of the Arteries, Memory The Benefit of using Blueberry as a natural cure As food, either fresh berries or defrosted. You can also take a blueberry supplement in the form of tablets or capsules. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Blueberry) — Class 1 (AHP). None reported for the berry. Indications (Blueberry) — Alzheimer’s (1; JNU); Arthrosis (1; JNU); Cancer (1; JNU); Read More …

Calendula

From our list of ailments, see what Calendula can be used for: Acne Circulation Poor Diaper Rash Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Calendula Apply a small amount of calendula ointment directly to the stye until the symptoms disappear completely. Use a cotton bud for precise application and make sure the ointment does not get into the eye. For precautions see page 114. Adults and children over 2 years old: apply 3-5 times a day. Ointments can be made in a variety of ways, but I have found the recipe below the easiest to use. You can use fresh or dry herbs, and the other ingredients can be bought from a chemist. You can use a variety of herbs, the most common being calendula or comfrey leaf. Acne, Circulation Poor, Diaper Rash, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Wounds The Benefit of using Calendula as a natural cure Make a compress from ordinary, strong, black tea, and apply for 10 minutes. Use cotton wool soaked in freshly brewed warm tea, squeeze gently and apply as eye compresses (you don’t want the compresses to dribble but you don’t want to squeeze them too much either, otherwise they Read More …

Corydalis

From our list of ailments, see what Corydalis can be used for: Backache GERD Pain Ulcers Natural Remedies using Corydalis Extracts (Corydalis) — Oral doses of 1–50 mg/kg gindarin, based on dl-tetrahydropalmatine, embryotoxic to rats in days 1–20 of pregnancy. Methanolic extracts and dehydrocorydaline inhibit aldose reductase (KEB). Tetrahydroberberin is strongly antiaggregant by inhibiting platelet aggregation (KEB). Activities (Corydalis) — Aldose-Reductase Inhibitor (1; KEB); Analeptic (1; DAA); Analgesic (1; KEB); Anthelminthic (1; HHB); Antiaggregant (1; KEB); Antiarrhythmic (1; KEB); Anticancer (1; DAA); Antifertility (1; DAA); Antiinflammatory (1; KEB); Antispasmodic (1; DAA; HHB; PH2); Antitussive (1; DAA); Antiulcer (1; DAA); Bitter (1; KEB); Calcium Antagonist (1; KEB); Cardioprotective (1; KEB); Cardiotonic (1; DAA); CNS-Depressant (1; DAA; PH2); Dopamine-Antagonist (1; KEB); Embryotoxic (1; KEB); Emmenagogue (1; HHB); Hallucinogen (f; PH2); Hypnotic (1; KEB); Hypotensive (1; DAA; KEB); Narcotic (1; DAA; HHB); Sedative (1; KEB; PH2); Tranquilizer (1; DAA; PH2). Backache, GERD, Pain, Ulcers The Benefit of using Corydalis as a natural cure Backache GERD Pain Ulcers

Cumin

From our list of ailments, see what Cumin can be used for: Digestion Poor Indigestion Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Cumin Extracts (Black Cumin) — Nigellone protects guinea pigs from histamine-induced bronchospasms (WOI). LD50 alcoholic extract 540–580 mg/kg ipr mouse (MPI). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cumin) — Class 1 (AHP). None noted (PHR). Not covered (KOM). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Digestion Poor, Indigestion, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Cumin as a natural cure Cumin may be used as either whole seeds or powder. The seeds are harvested from the flowers of a plant that is found from India to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce inflammation Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Turmeric) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (AHP; AEH). While in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lym-phomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. Still, Commission E approves 1.5–3 Read More …

Elecampane

From our list of ailments, see what Elecampane can be used for: Anuria Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Emphysema Fever Indigestion Lungs Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Elecampane Mountain grape combines well with thyme, elecampane and marshmallow tinctures for throat and chest infections. Elecampane (10 percent) and coltsfoot (5 percent). Elecampane is one of the best herbs for supporting respiratory function and providing overall tone to the lungs. Coltsfoot is not only rich in vitamins A, C, and B, but it also contains the minerals calcium, potassium, and zinc and pro-vides excellent support to respiratory health. Anuria, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Emphysema, Fever, Indigestion, Lungs, Stomach Upset, Upset Stomach, Water Retention, Worms The Benefit of using Elecampane as a natural cure Ground ivy mixes well with the tinctures of elecampane, thyme and marshmallow root or liquorice root to treat lingering chest infections (see page 107). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Elecampane) — Class 2b, 2c (AHP). Elecampane is reportedly dermatitigenic; allergic contact dermatosis is possible. Can cause diarrhea, vomiting, spasm, and symptoms of paralysis (AEH; AHP; PHR; WAM). Not approved by Commission E, KOM, or PH2. Not for use during pregnancy or nursing (PH2; WAM). Commission E Elecampane Read More …

Holy Basil

From our list of ailments, see what Holy Basil can be used for: Kidney Memory Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Holy Basil The leaves of the holy basil ( tulsi) have also been found beneficial in the treatment of this condition. The water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink and also used as a gargle in sore throat. Dosages (Holy Basil) — 2 g dried powder herb decoction 2–3 ×/day (AKT); 500–1000 mg (4:1) concentrated herb powder extract 2–3 ×/day (AKT). 1–2 tsp herb/cup water 2–3 ×/day; 0.5–1 tsp herb tincture up to 3 ×/day (APA, based on Ocimum basilicum). Kidney, Memory, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Holy Basil as a natural cure Activities (Holy Basil) — Abortifacient (1; KAP; MPI); Adaptogen (1; TAD); Alexeteric (f; KAB); Analgesic (1; TAD); Antidepressant (1; X10685110); Antibacterial (1; MPI); Antifertility (1; KAP; MPI; TAD); Antihistaminic (1; MPI); Antiinflammatory (1; COX; TAD); Antioxidant (1; Adaptogen herbs can be viewed as tonics. ey are the best class of herbs for treating the endo-crine system and stress. Plants contain amazing mechanisms to help them deal with stress, whether it involves a soil disturbance or an environmental or pathogen attack. Plants release Read More …

Pine Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Pine Bark can be used for: Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Pine Bark Weeks later, at home, my foot had regained its normal color and, by all outward signs, had healed. However, I still felt a sharp pain in the foot whenever I walked. I realized that this injury, if it did not heal soon and properly, could lead to a lifetime of chronic inflammation and pain. Frus-tratingly, all of the vitamin supplements I had been taking for years didn’t seem to help. And then it dawned on me. That scientific meeting in France was about a well-known herbal antioxidant made from French maritime pine bark (called Pycnogenol), and the scientific literature showed it to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. I started taking it, and within days the pain went away. To rule out the power of suggestion, I stopped taking the supplement for a few days, and the pain returned. I started taking the supplement again and the inflammation and pain went away and have never returned. I walk and hike long distances without any discomfort in the foot. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Maritime Pine) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PH2). Although Read More …

Pinto

From our list of ailments, see what Pinto can be used for: Diabetes Type 2 Natural Remedies using Pinto Split peas, lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, mung beans, adzuki beans Diabetes Type 2 The Benefit of using Pinto as a natural cure Diabetes Type 2

Raspberry

From our list of ailments, see what Raspberry can be used for: Diarrhea Menstrual cramps Natural Remedies using Raspberry Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Raspberry) — Class 1 (AHP). Should not be used during pregnancy, and, if taken during labor, should only be done under medical R Often, we can identify some of a plant’s constituents using our senses. A plant’s appear-ance, taste, and smell can o?er clues about which constituents are present. Highly aromatic plants almost always contain volatile oils (concentrated aromatic oils). A sweet taste is an indication that carbohydrates are present, and a sour flavor tells us that the plant probably contains tannins. Just as we learn to identify flavors in foods or notes in wine, we can learn to identify herbal constituents with a little practice. For example, if you put a small piece of gentian root into your mouth and chew, you will quickly taste its bitter constituent. Chew a bit of marshmallow root, and you can quickly identify the demulcent (soothing and mucilaginous) constituent. Drink some raspberry leaf tea, and you’ll notice the astringent or tannin constituent. As you move through this aspect of your learning, always engage the plants. Diarrhea, Menstrual cramps The Read More …

Shiitake Mushroom

From our list of ailments, see what Shiitake Mushroom can be used for: Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Shiitake Mushroom e shiitake mushroom grows wild in Asia but is cultivated in North America. It is a medium-sized, umbrella-shaped mushroom, with a tan to brown cap, with edges rolled inward; the underside and stem are white. You can also get quite a few benefits from raw vegetables. Leafy greens are an excellent source of digestive enzymes and go well in fruit smoothies. Aloe vera juice, as well as sprouts and Shiitake mushrooms are all good sources, too. So are beets, cabbage, broccoli and celery. Genito-Urinary Ailments, Immunity, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Shiitake Mushroom as a natural cure Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Yeast Infections

Tumeric

From our list of ailments, see what Tumeric can be used for: Gallbladder Natural Remedies using Tumeric Inflammation of the uterus may be caused by sudden chill, or by exposure to cold during menstruation. The disease sometimes occurs because of the medicines applied for the purpose of stimulating the menstrual flow. Other causes are the use of irritants to produce abortion, the use of strong purgatives, the insertion of instruments and preventives, and excessive sexual indulgence. Sometimes bicycle riding, hose back riding and dancing may also cause inflammation of the uterus among weak and underweight women. The displacement of the uterus in any form may also lead to this condition. Gallbladder The Benefit of using Tumeric as a natural cure Gallbladder

Uva Ursi

From our list of ailments, see what Uva Ursi can be used for: Anuria Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Heart Disease Kidneys Prostate Swelling Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Uva Ursi Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Tormentil) — Class 1 (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Sensitive individuals may experience stomach upset and vomiting (BIS; KOM; SHT). The warning, with which CAN lambasts uva-ursi, should as well apply to other herbs with as much tannin, ‘In view of the high tannin content, prolonged use may cause chronic liver impairment.” No contraindications known (BIS). Consult physician if diarrhea persists for more than 3 days (PIP). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Bearberry) — Class 2b, 2d. Contraindicated in kidney disorders, irritated digestive conditions, acidic urine; not for prolonged used (AHP; AEH; WAM). Hepatosis, nausea, nephrosis, stomachache, vomiting. Use no more than 1 week, unless otherwise directed by physician. Not recommended for children, lactating, pregnant, or nephritic patients (AHP; PH2; SKY). Canadians discourage bearberry as a nonmedicinal ingredient for oral use (Michols, 1995). Do not take other urine acidifiers, which could lessen antisepsis (KOM). One gram of the cytotoxic hydroquinone, equivalent to Read More …

Barley Grass

From our list of ailments, see what Barley Grass can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Detoxification Diaper Rash Digestion Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Energy Fatigue Halitosis Immunity Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ph Levels Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Stomach Upset Tetters Travelers Diarrhea Ulcers Upset Stomach Wounds Natural Remedies using Barley Grass The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only pure and wholesome foods. Indications (Barley) — Acrochordon (f; BIB); Bladder (f; BIB); Bronchosis (f; BIB); Burn (f; BIB); Debility (f; DEP); Cancer (f; BIB); Catarrh (f; BIB; EFS); Chest (f; BIB); Chilblain (f; BIB); Cholera (f; BIB); Colitis (f; PH2); Cough (f; BIB); Debility (f; BIB); Diarrhea (f; BIB); Dyspepsia (f; BIB; SKJ); Enterosis (f; PH2); Fever (f; BIB); Fig (f; BIB); Gastrosis (f; PH2); IBD (f; PH2); Inflammation (f; BIB); Measles (f; BIB); Phthisis (f; BIB); Puerperium (f; BIB); Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Detoxification, Diaper Rash, Digestion, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Energy, Fatigue, Halitosis, Immunity, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ph Levels, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Stomach Upset, Tetters, Travelers Read More …

Astaxanthin

From our list of ailments, see what Astaxanthin can be used for: Cancer Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Astaxanthin Cardiac herbal remedies are typically divided into two main groups: cardiotonics and cardioac-tives. Cardiotonic herbs restore tone and function to heart. ey do not usually produce a dramatic e?ect, but they are nourishing and tonifying to the whole system, improving overall function and health. Cardiotonics should be taken long-term to create sustained positive physical change and improve heart rate and rhythm, decrease Cancer, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Astaxanthin as a natural cure Cancer Skin Issues

Bayberry

From our list of ailments, see what Bayberry can be used for: Fever Halitosis Natural Remedies using Bayberry Frees system from obstructions and toxins Bay-berry has a particular a?nity for the cardiovas-cular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems when they are overburdened by hardened mucus. Within the heart and cardiovascular system, bayberry works as an astringent and vessel toner, steadily increasing circulation and creating a positive outward flow of blood. Within the gas – trointestinal system, bayberry works as a tonic to resolve damp conditions and promote healthy breakdown and absorption. It pulls together excessive fluids and stimulates the release of toxins. Bayberry makes its way into congested spaces in the body, breaks up the congestion, and releases it. Fever, Halitosis The Benefit of using Bayberry as a natural cure Dosages (Bayberry) — APA cautions: do not take (APA). 0.6–2 g powdered bark by infusion or decoction, 3 ×/day (CAN); 20–30 grains powdered bark (FEL); 1–4 g powdered bark (PNC); 1.5–3 Stimulates lymphatic system Bayberry is useful when glands feel swollen or tender, which is often the cause of lymphatic congestion, when the body works overtime to rid itself of problems such as viral or bacterial infections. Activities (Bayberry) — Alterative (f; Read More …

Catuaba

From our list of ailments, see what Catuaba can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Backache Blood Pressure Circulation Poor Depression Mild Fatigue Forgetfulness High Blood Pressure Hypertension Memory Nervous Conditions Pain Restlessness Sciatica Sexual Desire Impaired Sleeplessness Stress Tension Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Catuaba Dosages (Green or Black Tea) — 1–2 tsp dry leaf/cup water 1–3 ×/day (APA); 50–100 mg green tea polyphenols (APA); 100–200 mg StX (50% polyphenols) (APA); three 333-mg green tea capsules, each containing 50 mg polyphenols/day (APA). Alzheimers Disease, Anxiety, Backache, Blood Pressure, Circulation Poor, Depression Mild, Fatigue, Forgetfulness, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Memory, Nervous Conditions, Pain, Restlessness, Sciatica, Sexual Desire Impaired, Sleeplessness, Stress, Tension, Varicose Veins The Benefit of using Catuaba as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Backache Blood Pressure Circulation Poor Depression Mild Fatigue Forgetfulness High Blood Pressure Hypertension Memory Nervous Conditions Pain Restlessness Sciatica Sexual Desire Impaired Sleeplessness Stress Tension Varicose Veins

Evening Primrose

From our list of ailments, see what Evening Primrose can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alcoholism Alzheimers Disease Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Bronchitis Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Coughs Cramps Diarrhea Forgetfulness Gastritis Gout Hardening of the Arteries Headache Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Insomnia Memory Menopause Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Migraine Headaches Night Sweats Premenstrual syndrome Natural Remedies using Evening Primrose Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is part of the omega-6 family, but it behaves more like an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. GLA is found in seeds, and nearly all supplemental forms are derived from borage, evening primrose, or black currant seeds. It constitutes about 20 percent of borage seed oil, 15 to 19 percent of black currant seed oil, and 9 percent of evening primrose seed oil. If you have been consuming vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, or soy, do not assume that your body has been converting its linoleic acid to GLA. Foods high in these oils are often high in trans fatty acids, which interfere with the conversion process. Activities (Evening Primrose) — Antiaging (1; APA); Antiaggregant (1; APA; CAN; PH2); Antiallergic (1; MAB); Antiatherosclerotic (1; PHR); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; MAB; Read More …

Lycopene

From our list of ailments, see what Lycopene can be used for: Antioxidant Immune System Prostate Natural Remedies using Lycopene Other antioxidants also may offer protection against H. pylori infections and their consequential damage to the stomach. Among these are the herb Ginkgo biloba and garlic. Lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color, has been associated with a relatively low risk of stomach cancer, though this association does not directly prove prevention. In addition, animal experiments suggest that food allergies also might irritate the stomach and lead to gastritis and ulcers. In addition to flavonoids, fruits and vegetables contain large quantities of carotenoids, a family of fat-soluble antioxidants. Several studies suggest that these nutrients—chiefly beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene—are associated with relatively low levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). This association does not necessarily mean that carotenoids lower CRP levels, though this effect would be consistent with other research on antioxidants. Carotenoid levels might simply reflect fruit and vegetable consumption and the combined anti-inflammatory action of carotenoids, flavonoids, and vitamins. Antioxidant, Immune System, Prostate The Benefit of using Lycopene as a natural cure her colleagues at the University of Otago, New Zealand, tested the effects of three antioxidants on fifty-seven Read More …

Marigold

From our list of ailments, see what Marigold can be used for: Athletes Foot Herpes Ulcers Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Marigold Activities (Aztec Marigold) — Analgesic (f; DAV); Antibacterial (1; WOI); Bat Repellant (f; AAB); Carminative (f; WOI); Diaphoretic (f; AAB); Diuretic (f; WOI); Emmenagogue (f; WOI); Laxative (1; JFM; WOI); Nematicide (1; WOI); Stimulant (f; AAB; JFM); Vermifuge (1; JFM; WOI). In general I recommend cultivating about 8-11 herbs that are exceptionally versatile, are available fresh for most of the year or are easy to dry. These herbs are included in List 1 in this chapter. For an average family you will not need many plants of each category: perhaps one lemon balm plant, one elderflower bush, 4-5 meadowsweet plants and a total of one square metre sown with chamomile or calendula (marigold). Many herbs, e.g. lemon balm, peppermint and calendula, can be repeatedly harvested through the season, which will encourage new growth. It is difficult to recommend a particular amount to grow, as needs will differ from family to family. As a general principle, plants that are evergreen and can be harvested all year round can be planted in small numbers, while plants that need to be Read More …

Milk Thistle

From our list of ailments, see what Milk Thistle can be used for: Acne Alcoholism Antioxidant Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Bowels Cholesterol High Cirrhosis of the Liver Constipation Cystic Fibrosis Detoxification Diaper Rash Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gall Bladder Gallstones Gastritis Genito-Urinary Ailments Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jaundice Lactation Liver Mononucleosis Nausea Obesity Pimples Prostate Protein Increase Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Issues Stomach Upset Tetters Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Milk Thistle Milk thistle (St Mary’s thistle) is a very specific herb: the seed extract protects the liver from the harmful effects of many toxic substances and also helps the liver to regenerate if it laxative effects are reported (AEH). One observational study (n = >2000) reported ca. 1% side effects, mostly transient GI distress (SHT). One Australian report, attributed to something other than silybin in the milk thistle product, suggested abdominal cramping, diaphoresis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and weakness (PH2). Antagonizes phentolamine and yohimbine (PH2). ‘The long term safety and the advisability of the use of these extracts in pregnant or women of potential childbearing remain to be established” (LRNP, March 1988). ‘May be Read More …

Pau Darco

From our list of ailments, see what Pau Darco can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Athletes Foot Backache Colds and Flu Detoxification Flu Virus Fungal Infections Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Influenza Mononucleosis Pain Sciatica Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Warts Yeast infection Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Pau Darco Aggravating Factors – Numerous environmental factors can cause exacerbations of FMS symptoms and these include changes in the weather, cold or drafty environments, seasonal changes, hormonal fluctuations of the body, menstrual and menopausal hormonal changes, distress, depression, anxiety, the onset of other illnesses, and over-exertion. Indications (Anise) — Andropause (f; CAN); Anemia (1; APA); Anorexia (2; CRC; PHR; PH2); Arthrosis (f; PH2); Asthma (f; CRC); Bacteria (2; HH2; KOM; PHR; PH2; PIP); Bronchosis (2; CAN; CRC; PHR; PH2); Cancer (f; CRC; JLH); Cancer, bladder (f; JLH); Cancer, kidney (f; JLH); Cancer, liver (f; JLH); Cancer, lung (f; JLH); Cancer, spleen (f; JLH); Cancer, stomach (f; JLH); Cancer, uterus (f; JLH); Cancer, uvula (f; JLH); Catarrh (2; CAN; DEM; HH2; KOM; PH2); Childbirth (f; CRC); Cholecystosis (2; CRC; PHR); Cholera (f; CRC); Cold (2; PHR; PH2); Colic (1; APA; CAN; CRC; PH2); Colitis (f; HH2); Congestion (f; AHA); Convulsion (1; CAN); Cough (2; Read More …

Peony Root

From our list of ailments, see what Peony Root can be used for: Cramps Gout Menstrual Problems Natural Remedies using Peony Root Dosages (European Peony) — 1 tsp (~1 g) flower/cup water (APA; PH2; WIC); 30–40 grains seed for nightmare (FEL); 2 g seed (HHB); 3–12 g peony root (FAY); 1 oz root boiled in a pint of liquid (1 part ‘good gin”:2 parts water) (FEL); 1–30 drops root tincture (FEL); 0.3–0.6 g powder root for children (MAD); 5–15 drops tincture (MAD); 2–3 fluid oz 3–4 ×/day (FEL). Dosages (Tree Peony) — 1 tsp flower/cup water (WIC); Chinese report 3–12 g peony root (FAY); 6 g decoction (HHB). Cramps, Gout, Menstrual Problems The Benefit of using Peony Root as a natural cure Dosages (Chinese Peony) — 1 tsp flower/cup water (WIC); 20 g root/750 ml water sipped through the day (APA); Chinese report 3–12 g peony root (FAY); 2–6 g dry root/day or 4–12 ml fluid extract (1:2) (KEB); 6–15 g standardized for paeoniflorin (WHO). Cramps Gout Menstrual Problems

Siberian Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what Siberian Ginseng can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Bacterial Infections Depression Mild Fatigue Forgetfulness Immunity Impotence Infections Insomnia Memory Obesity Sleeplessness Viral Conditions Infections Virility Natural Remedies using Siberian Ginseng Take Siberian ginseng tincture to increase your resistance to stress – this herb can be taken long term; for many months if necessary. For precautions see page 152. Adults: 1-4ml diluted with some water, 1-2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Coping with stress is not always easy, and our ability to manage it varies throughout our lives and according to the nature of the stress. Siberian ginseng can increase your resistance to stress: it works as a general tonic for all body systems including the nervous system, and it makes you more resilient to life’s pressures. I recommend using Siberian ginseng in specific situations when you expect an unusual increase in stress: for instance, during exams or when you need to meet deadlines at work. Korean ginseng works in a similar way, but it is much stronger and is considered not suitable for anyone under 40. The ability to cope with stress can be also related to your adrenal function, which can Read More …

Alfalfa

From our list of ailments, see what Alfalfa can be used for: Candida Hormone Balance Natural Remedies using Alfalfa Indications (Alfalfa) — Alcoholism (f; FAD); Allergy (f; APA); Anorexia (f; CRC; FAD; SKY); Arthrosis (f; APA; CRC; FAD; MAD); Asthma (f; APA); Atherosclerosis (1; APA); Bacteria (1; CRC; FNF; WOI); Bleeding (f; FAD); Blood Clot (f; APA; PED); Boil (f; CRC); Cancer (f; FAD; JLH); Cholecystosis (f; APA); Cough (f; CRC); Cramp (f; PED); Debility (1; CAN); Diabetes (1; APA; CAN; FAD; MAD; PH2); Dyspepsia (f; APA); Dysuria (f; CRC; PED); After the juice fast, the patient may adopt a restricted diet consisting of fresh fruits, raw or steamed vegetables and whole meal bread or chappaties. Curd and milk may be added to this diet after a few days. The patient may thereafter gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits. The large proportion of the diet should consist of raw foods. Seeds and beans such as alfalfa, mung and soyabeans canbe sprouted. This diet may be supplemented with cold-pressed vegetable oils, honey and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months. The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and Read More …

Alfalfa

From our list of ailments, see what Alfalfa can be used for: Candida Hormone Balance Natural Remedies using Alfalfa These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are all highly valuable in building health. Wheat, mung beans, alfalfa seeds and soya beans make excellent sprouts. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and soya beans contain complete proteins of high biological value. Dinner : A large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes,carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter and fresh home-made cottage cheese. Candida, Hormone Balance The Benefit of using Alfalfa as a natural cure Magnesium is widely distributed in foods. It is a part of the chlorophyll in green vegetables. Other good sources of this mineral are nuts, soyabeans, alfalfa, apples, figs, lemons, peaches, almonds, whole grains, brown rice, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Read More …

Smoking Reduction

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Smoking Reduction: Turmeric Natural Cures and Remedies for Smoking Reduction The chief cause of bronchitis is wrong feeding habits. The habitual use of refined foods such as white sugar, refined cereals and white-flour products results in the accumulation of morbid matter in the system and collection of toxic waste in the bronchial tube. Another important cause of this disease is smoking. Excessive smoking irritates the bronchial tubes and lowers their resistance so that they become vulnerable to germs breathed in from the atmosphere. Other causes of bronchitis are living or working in stuffy atmosphere, use of drugs to suppress earlier diseases and hereditary factors. Changes in weather and environment are common factors for the onset of the disease. This increases the distension of the stomach, causing pressure against the diaphragm and the oesophageal opening and greatly increasing the risk of hemiation. Other causes of hiatus hernia include sedentary occupations, without sensible exercise, overweight resulting from overeating, smoking, shallow breathing and mental and emotional tensions. Turmeric Since Peter felt the urge to drink more in the evening, his doctor had him slowly work up to 100 mg of 5-HTP Read More …

Celery

From our list of ailments, see what Celery can be used for: Kidney Stones Natural Remedies using Celery any side effects from the 2–4 capsules or tablets I take a day, every day, without fail, for the prevention of the gout crisis. Celery herb, seed, and root unapproved for therapeutic application, as far as Germany’s Commission E is concerned. Activities (Celery-Leaved Buttercup) — Allergenic (1; FNF); Analgesic (f; WOI); Antibacterial (1; WOI); Anticancer (f; DAA); Antiseptic (1; WOI); Antispasmodic (f; WOI); Antiviral (1; WOI); Diuretic (f; WOI); Emmenagogue (f; EFS; SKJ); Irritant (1; FNF); Lacrimatory (1; WOI); Lactifuge (1; WOI); Lactagogue (f; EFS; SKJ); Poison (1; DEP; WOI); Rubefacient (1; WOI); Sialagogue (1; PH2); Stomachic (f; WOI); Tonic (f; KAB; WOI); Vasoconstrictor (1; WOI); Vermifuge (1; WOI); Vesicant (1; WOI). Kidney Stones The Benefit of using Celery as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Water Hemlock) — ‘Children have been fatally poisoned by eating the roots. Symptoms include frothing at the mouth, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, dilated pupils, delirium, tremors, and periodic violent convulsions alternating with brief relaxations. Convulsions may be so violent that vomiting is prevented, and the tongue may be chewed up. Death is due to Read More …

Celery Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Celery Seed can be used for: Anxiety Appetite Lack of Arthritis Blood Pressure Cramps Cystitis Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gas Flatulence Gout Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Indigestion Inflammation Insomnia Joint Pain Kidneys Menstruation Late Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stomach Upset Stress Tension Upset Stomach Urinary Tract Problems Water Retention Natural Remedies using Celery Seed Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s purse (for precautions see page 140), dandelion leaf, lime tree flower or nettle leaf. fennel has been reported (AEH). Seeds not to be long taken at rate of 6 g seed/day (Commission E), perhaps due to estrogenic anethole and carcinogenic estragole (I’d not be afraid.) We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The Read More …

Lemon Balm

From our list of ailments, see what Lemon Balm can be used for: ADD and ADHD Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Asthma Bronchitis Calming Canker Sores Cold Sores Colds and Flu Colic Constipation Coughs Cramps Depression Mild Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Fever Flu Virus Forgetfulness Gas Flatulence Headache Herpes Hyperactivity Indigestion Influenza Insect Bites Stings Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Memory Migraine Headaches Nausea Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stomach Upset Tension Thyroid overactive Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Viral Conditions Infections Vomiting Natural Remedies using Lemon Balm Contraindications Some research cautions the use of lemon balm for patients with a propensity toward hypothyroidism, because the herb a?ects thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) levels. And yet, James Duke (1997) states that lemon balm (and similar e?ective herbs) seems to normalize high or low thyroid hormone levels. It is easy to grow herbs from seed, which you should get from specialist seed producers. You can also get mature plants from specialist nurseries. The varieties of herbs found in ordinary garden centres are often modified garden cultivars, which are also often incorrectly labelled. Remember to check the Latin name on the seed packet or plant label. Once you start growing annual herbs, collect the seeds or let the Read More …

Stinging nettle

From our list of ailments, see what Stinging nettle can be used for: Hay fever Natural Remedies using Stinging nettle Small cuts, scrapes, and burns are common injuries: I cannot tell you how many times my husband has burnt himself in the kitchen, only to shrug o? my o?er of a little burn salve. I often look at him perplexed, not understanding why he wouldn’t accept the simple act of a quick swipe of cooling goo to soothe the stinging burn. But I pick my battles. Whether it’s a burn, a cut, or a scrape, we need to be proactive. A little salve goes a long way to promote skin repair, fight infection, and cool inflammation. Most salves, including the formulas here, have antimicrobial action, meaning they fight infections of all types. Whenever I have a cut, I apply my salve 4 to 6 times per day. Bandages are rarely necessary, because the salve acts as a protective barrier, and bandages often increase unwanted heat to an injured area. Relieves allergy symptoms Its anti-inflammatory e?ects also work on allergies. When particulates are inhaled, the body reacts to allergen proteins. Nettle is excellent at inhibiting this reaction and diminishing resulting symptoms Read More …

Boswellia

From our list of ailments, see what Boswellia can be used for: Allergies Arthritis Asthma CrohnS Diaper Rash Diarrhea Gout Inflammation Joint Pain Muscle Cramps Spasms Pain Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Boswellia Indications (Boswellia) — Allergy (1; SAB); Alzheimer’s (1; COX; FNF); Arthrosis (1; APA; COX; FNF; SKY); Asthma (1; KAB; SAB); Biliousness (f; KAB); Boil (f; APA; KAP); Bronchosis (f; KAB); Bursitis (1; SKY); Cancer (1; COX; FNF; MPI); Cancer, skin (1; MPI); Carbuncle (f; KAP); Colitis (1; APA); Convulsion (f; KAB); Cough (f; KAB); Crohns Disease (1; APA); Dermatosis (1; KAB; MPI); Diabetes (1; KAB; MPI); Diarrhea (f; APA); Dysentery (f; KAB); Dysmenorrhea (f; KAP); Dyspepsia (f; KAB); Edema (1; APA); Fever (f; KAB; KAP; Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Boswellia) — This Johnny-come-lately hasn’t been among us occidentals long enough to accumulate much negative or positive folklore. ‘Rare side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and skin rash. Any inflammatory joint condition should be closely monitored by a nutritionally oriented physician” (SKY). Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, CrohnS, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Gout, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Muscle Cramps Spasms, Pain, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Tetters, Wounds The Benefit of using Boswellia as a natural Read More …

Oatmeal

From our list of ailments, see what Oatmeal can be used for: Itching Natural Remedies using Oatmeal As regards local treatment, hot fomentation should be applied to open up the pores and squeeze the waste matter. Then rinse with cold water. Sun and air baths by exposing the whole body to sun and air are highly beneficial. The healing packs made of grated cucumber, oatmeal cooked in milk, and cooked, creamed carrots used externally, have been found to be effective. Lunch –Oatmeal keeps you pretty full for the day, so try to balance that out with something lighter for lunch like perhaps a pumpkin soup. Not only do pumpkins contain beta-cryptoxanthi but when paired with a light green salad they can also make the perfect lunch. Itching The Benefit of using Oatmeal as a natural cure bottle feeds. NO baby, whether breast- fed or bottle -fed should be given anything except milk and orange juice for the first 10 to 12 months of existence. NO starchy food or anything else should be given during this period. If they are given starchy foods such as bread, or oatmeal before weaning , it will lead to the early development of such child Read More …

Black Currant Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Black Currant Oil can be used for: Cholesterol Circulation Natural Remedies using Black Currant Oil The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Cholesterol, Circulation The Benefit of using Black Currant Oil as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g powdered bark (PNC); 2–8 ml bark elixir (PNC); 4–8 ml liquid bark Read More …

Boswellia Frankincense

From our list of ailments, see what Boswellia Frankincense can be used for: Pain Natural Remedies using Boswellia Frankincense Indications (Boswellia) — Allergy (1; SAB); Alzheimer’s (1; COX; FNF); Arthrosis (1; APA; COX; FNF; SKY); Asthma (1; KAB; SAB); Biliousness (f; KAB); Boil (f; APA; KAP); Bronchosis (f; KAB); Bursitis (1; SKY); Cancer (1; COX; FNF; MPI); Cancer, skin (1; MPI); Carbuncle (f; KAP); Colitis (1; APA); Convulsion (f; KAB); Cough (f; KAB); Crohns Disease (1; APA); Dermatosis (1; KAB; MPI); Diabetes (1; KAB; MPI); Diarrhea (f; APA); Dysentery (f; KAB); Dysmenorrhea (f; KAP); Dyspepsia (f; KAB); Edema (1; APA); Fever (f; KAB; KAP; Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Boswellia) — This Johnny-come-lately hasn’t been among us occidentals long enough to accumulate much negative or positive folklore. ‘Rare side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and skin rash. Any inflammatory joint condition should be closely monitored by a nutritionally oriented physician” (SKY). Pain The Benefit of using Boswellia Frankincense as a natural cure Boswellia is the common name for the resins of Boswellia serrata, a tree that grows in India. These resins have been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and they are rich in a group of anti-inflammatory compounds described as Read More …

Butchers Broom

From our list of ailments, see what Butchers Broom can be used for: Cardiovascular Circulation Poor Heart Disease Itching Swollen Feet Water Retention Natural Remedies using Butchers Broom Water is also essential in keeping feces soft and easy to pass. In some cases, when a person is constipated, it is more a matter of dehydration than anything else. When the stool is too dry, it moves through the system slower. When things get too blocked up, your body can actually end up absorbing wastes back through the intestinal wall, essentially creating a toxic situation. Cardiovascular, Circulation Poor, Heart Disease, Itching, Swollen Feet, Water Retention The Benefit of using Butchers Broom as a natural cure Cardiovascular Circulation Poor Heart Disease Itching Swollen Feet Water Retention

Hemp Oil With Cbd

From our list of ailments, see what Hemp Oil With Cbd can be used for: Cancer COPD Fibromyalgia Natural Remedies using Hemp Oil With Cbd Dosages (Hemp Nettle) — 6 g/day herb (KOM; PIP); 2 g herb/cup water 1–3 ×/day (HHB; PHR; PH2); 3 tsp (5.7 g)/cup herb tea (MAD). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hemp Nettle) — Not covered (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). None reported (KOM; PHR; PIP). Cancer, COPD, Fibromyalgia The Benefit of using Hemp Oil With Cbd as a natural cure Activities (Hemp Nettle) — Antiulcer (f; MAD); Astringent (1; BIS; HHB; PHR); Diuretic (f; HHB; PHR); Expectorant (1; HHB; PHR); Hematogenic (f; EFS). Essential oils should be used only for external applications. You can use almond, sunflower or hemp oil as carrier oils and dilute 5-20 drops of essential oil per 50ml of the carrier oil or 50g of the cream base. I generally recommend using essential oils in a bath, varying the amount according to age: Other foods that can help defy the ageing process include: red grape juice, red wine, grape seed extract, turmeric, olive oil, hemp seed oil, linseed oil. Cancer COPD Fibromyalgia A soothing Read More …

Chinese Rhubarb Root

From our list of ailments, see what Chinese Rhubarb Root can be used for: Cirrhosis of the Liver Diarrhea Jaundice Liver Natural Remedies using Chinese Rhubarb Root Calms agitation Many cultures, including Indian, African, and Chinese, often use this herb to help calm irrational mental states such as insanity and hysteria. ey mix it with goat’s milk and sugar. Activities (Chinese Senega Root) — Anticonvulsant (1; KEB); Anxiolytic (1; KEB); Bitter (1; KEB); Cardiotonic (f; DAA); Cerebrotonic (f; DAA); Expectorant (1; KEB); Sedative (1; KEB); Tonic (f; DAA); Tranquilizer (f; DAA). Cirrhosis of the Liver, Diarrhea, Jaundice, Liver The Benefit of using Chinese Rhubarb Root as a natural cure Garlic has been used for expelling intestinal worms from ancient times by the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Hindus and Babylonians. It is also used by modern biological practitioners for this purpose. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective. An ancient method of its medication was to place a couple of cloves of fresh garlic in its shoe. As the person walks, it is crushed and the worm-killing garlic oil is absorbed by the skin and carried by blood into the intestines as it (1 of 2) [5/19/1999 9:36:41 PM] Contraindications, Interactions, Read More …

Cranesbill

From our list of ailments, see what Cranesbill can be used for: Diarrhea Menstruation Excessive Natural Remedies using Cranesbill Activities (Cranesbill) — Antiseptic (1; CEB; CRC); Astringent (1; CRC; PH2); Contraceptive (f; CRC); Diuretic (f; CRC); Hemostat (1; CRC; PH2); Tonic (1; HHB; PH2); Vulnerary (f; CEB). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cranesbill) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Diarrhea, Menstruation Excessive The Benefit of using Cranesbill as a natural cure Dosages (Cranesbill) — 0.5 tsp in cold water for hemoptysis (CEB); 60–300 mg dry extract (MAD); 0.5–2 ml liquid extract (MAD); 1–2 ml liquid extract 3 ×/day (PH2); 1–2 g 3 ×/day (PH2); 2–4 ml tincture 3 ×/day (PH2). Helps restrain excessive discharges Cranesbill is a premier astringent, restraining fluids that are flowing excessively, such as a constant runny nose with a cold, increased mucus production in the stomach, or excessive vaginal discharge. It acts to tone the tissue to restrain the fluid release. Gently controls diarrhea A good choice for loose stools or diarrhea, this gentle astringent herb works well for children. It is not irritating or nausea producing as some astringents can be. Reduces signs of aging in skin Traditional Read More …

Pau D Arco

From our list of ailments, see what Pau Darco can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Athletes Foot Backache Colds and Flu Detoxification Flu Virus Fungal Infections Genito-Urinary Ailments Immunity Influenza Mononucleosis Pain Sciatica Ulcers Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Warts Yeast infection Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Pau Darco Some of the other important factors responsible for prolapse of the uterus are prolonged labour, an interference in the delivery by inexpert people, lack of proper rest and diet in post-natal periods, repeated deliveries and manual work. An increased weight of the womb, tumours of the uterus, traction of the uterus and surgical injuries can also lead to this disorder. Menopausal atrophy may also precipitate it. IDDM (1; WHO); Immune Dysfunction (1; JAD); Immunodepression (1; APA; PED; MAB; PH2; WHO); Impotence (1; BGB; DAA; PH2; SHT; WHO); Infection (f; KEB); Infertility (1; BGB; KEB; MAB; PH2); Inflammation (1; KEB); Insomnia (1; APA; CRC; DAA; PH2); Leukopenia (1; KEB); Longevity (1; KEB); Low Blood Pressure (1; CRC; DAA; PNC); Malaria (f; CRC); Menopause (f; KEB); Menorrhagia (f; CRC); Mental Derangement (f; KEB); Morning Sickness (f; WHO); Nausea (f; CRC); Nephrosis (f; CRC); Nervousness (f; APA; CRC; DAA); Neuralgia (f; MAB); Neurasthenia (f; Read More …

Pomegranate

From our list of ailments, see what Pomegranate can be used for: Cancer Natural Remedies using Pomegranate Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Pomegranate) — Bark class 3. Pericarp class 2d. Contraindicated with diarrhea; not to be taken with fats or oils when taken to kill parasites (AHP). Dosages (Pomegranate) — Fruits are food farmacy (JAD); 4–8 g powdered fruit (KAP); 5–20 g bark as taenifuge (MAD); 1–2 g bark daily (HHB); 5–12 g bark (root bark or stem bark) in 240 cc water boiled until 1/ gone, take in 3 hourly doses on empty stomach 2 hours after taking 40 cc castor 3 Cancer The Benefit of using Pomegranate as a natural cure Extracts (Pomegranate) — Bark extract (with casuarinin, ellagitannin, and punicortein C, cytotoxic to melanoma (ED50=2-4 µg/ml cf

Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan

From our list of ailments, see what Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan can be used for: Allergies Natural Remedies using Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Reishi) — Class 1. After 3–6 months consumption, rare individuals report bloody stools. Dizziness, dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area, epistaxis, itchiness, stomach upset (after using for 3–6 months) (AHP; SKY). Do not mix with other antiaggregants (SKY). Pregnant and lactating women should take only on advice of health practitioner (SKY). Rarely used with children, yet of low toxicity (WAM). May cause allergy (APA). Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention of colds and flus. One word to the wise: you should understand how best to use Read More …

Yellow Dock Root

From our list of ailments, see what Yellow Dock Root can be used for: Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Gall Bladder Hives Itching Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Tetters Wounds Natural Remedies using Yellow Dock Root Yellow dock is another general detoxifier, which is especially useful whenever skin problems are made worse by constipation (yellow dock is a gentle laxative). It can be used for eczema, acne and psoriasis. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions Read More …

Chinese Foxglove

From our list of ailments, see what Chinese Foxglove can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Forgetfulness Memory Natural Remedies using Chinese Foxglove Calms agitation Many cultures, including Indian, African, and Chinese, often use this herb to help calm irrational mental states such as insanity and hysteria. ey mix it with goat’s milk and sugar. Activities (Chinese Senega Root) — Anticonvulsant (1; KEB); Anxiolytic (1; KEB); Bitter (1; KEB); Cardiotonic (f; DAA); Cerebrotonic (f; DAA); Expectorant (1; KEB); Sedative (1; KEB); Tonic (f; DAA); Tranquilizer (f; DAA). Alzheimers Disease, Forgetfulness, Memory The Benefit of using Chinese Foxglove as a natural cure Garlic has been used for expelling intestinal worms from ancient times by the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Hindus and Babylonians. It is also used by modern biological practitioners for this purpose. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective. An ancient method of its medication was to place a couple of cloves of fresh garlic in its shoe. As the person walks, it is crushed and the worm-killing garlic oil is absorbed by the skin and carried by blood into the intestines as it (1 of 2) [5/19/1999 9:36:41 PM] Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chinese Motherwort) — Class 2b (AHP). Read More …

Bilberry

From our list of ailments, see what Bilberry can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Cancer Circulation Poor Diarrhea Varicosities Water Retention Natural Remedies using Bilberry Dosages (Bilberry) — 1–2 tbsp crushed fruit/cup water; or 3 tbsp (ca 30 g) dried berries (APA); 20–60 g dry fruit (KOM); 12–24 g dry fruit (PED); 20–60 g dry fruit/day (SF); 1/2–1 cup fresh fruit (PED); 100–300 g fresh berry (SHT); 1–1.5 tsp fruit (= ~7–10.5 g) cold infusion (MAD); 2–8 essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or brandy to a syrup to help improve its shelf life. A syrup can last a very long time if it is made properly. I currently have a bottle of my bilberry eye syrup in the cupboard that’s as fresh as the day I made it, with honey, 14 months ago. Anaemia, Anemia, Cancer, Circulation Poor, Diarrhea, Varicosities, Water Retention The Benefit of using Bilberry as a natural cure Activities (Bilberry) — Antiaggregant (1; APA; BGB; MAB; PED; PH2); Anticapillary Fragility (2; BGB; MAB; PED; PH2); Antiedemic (1; BGB; HH2; MAB; PH2); Antiexudative (1; HH2; Indications (Bog Bilberry) — Catarrh (f; HH2); Childbirth (f; DEM); Cystosis (f; EFS; HH2; PH2); Debility (f; DEM); Diarrhea (f; HH2; PH2); Enterosis Read More …

He Sho Wu

From our list of ailments, see what He Sho Wu can be used for: Hair Loss Natural Remedies using He Sho Wu In another study Zurier doubled the dosage of GLA, giving fifty-six patients either 2.8 grams daily of the supplement or placebos for six months. This higher dosage resulted in significant improvements—at least a 25 percent improvement in four of eight measures of rheumatoid arthritis severity. For a second six-month period, Zurier gave GLA to all of the patients, and improvements were noted across the board. The group originally given GLA continued to improve over the course of a year, with more than three-fourths of the patients benefiting from improvements in their arthritis symptoms. Rose (see page 85), damiana (see page 139), vervain (see page 55): these herbs are gentle mood improvers. Hair Loss The Benefit of using He Sho Wu as a natural cure Physicians and biomedical researchers are starting to appreciate the significance of the Inflammation Syndrome—how many different inflammatory diseases are interrelated. As one example, being overweight significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes, a disease with a strong undercurrent of inflammation. Both overweight and diabetes increase the risk of coronary artery disease, now recognized as Read More …

Horsetail

From our list of ailments, see what Horsetail can be used for: Arthritis Gall Bladder Hair Loss Joint Pain Kidneys Natural Remedies using Horsetail Activities (Horsetail) — Antibacterial (1; APA; PED); Antiedemic (1; APA); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; FAD; SHT); Antispasmodic (1; PED; PH2); Aquaretic (1; SHT); Astringent (1; APA; CRC; PNC); Bitter (PED); Carminative (f; PED); Cooling (f; CRC); Diaphoretic (f; PED); Diuretic (2; KOM; PIP; PH2; WAM); Emmenagogue (f; PED); Hemolytic (1; HHB); Hemostat (1; APA; CRC; FAD; PNC); Immunostimulant (1; HHB); Leukocytogenic (1; BGB; HHB); Nephrotonic (f; BGB); Tonic (1; WAM); Vulnerary (2; KOM; WAM). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Horsetail) — Class 2d. Contraindicated in cardiopathy or nephrosis. Powdered herb not recommended for children or long-term use. Toxicity is reportedly similar to nicotine poisoning in children who have chewed the stem (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or H Arthritis, Gall Bladder, Hair Loss, Joint Pain, Kidneys The Benefit of using Horsetail as a natural cure Dosages (Horsetail) — 2–4 tbsp (2–4 g) fresh herb (APA; PED); 1–4 g herb/cup water (SKY; WIC); 3–6 g dry herb (PED); 4.5 g dry herb:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (PED); 1.5 g/cup tea (HHB); 6 g/day (KOM; PH2; SHT); 2–4 ml liquid extract (PNC); Read More …

Wheat Grass

From our list of ailments, see what Wheat Grass can be used for: Antioxidant Cancer Digestion Flu Virus Tooth Decay Natural Remedies using Wheat Grass This story has completely changed in the 21st century.  Now, we can see potbellied men from different social classes.  It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor or whether you’re a man or a woman.  Just about anyone can easily gain extra weight now. Decades ago, it was normal to see men with big bellies because of their love for beer drinking. But now, it is normal to see both men and women with big bellies, including those that never really touch any alcoholic drinks in their lives. A new word was even coined to describe phenomenon – wheat belly.    The term was invented because it is believed that the first body part that becomes big when a person gains weight is the mid-torso or the belly part.  The human body is inclined to store or accumulate fats in the middle area.  Sadly for men, the belly fat also produces estrogen which is the reason why most overweight or obese men have ‘manly breasts”.  These manly breasts have caused a lot of men embarrassment Read More …

Carvacrol

From our list of ailments, see what Carvacrol can be used for: Lower back pain Natural Remedies using Carvacrol Vitamin E’s impressive anti-inflammatory properties suggest that supplements would be beneficial in most and perhaps all inflammatory diseases, though its effect may be very subtle in some conditions. The food supply—even a diet built around whole foods—does not provide sufficient amounts of vitamin E, and most dietary vitamin E consists of the gamma tocopherol form, which has a limited role in human health. Lower back pain The Benefit of using Carvacrol as a natural cure Lower back pain

Chamomile

From our list of ailments, see what Chamomile can be used for: ADD and ADHD Allergies Anxiety Anxiety and stress Arthritis Backache Blood Pressure Bowels Cramps Diaper Rash Diarrhea Digestion Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Eczema Eyes Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence GERD Glaucoma Headache Hyperactivity Indigestion Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Joint Pain Kidneys Menstrual Problems Menstruation Late Migraine Headaches Muscle Soreness Nausea Nervous Conditions Pain Psoriasis Rash Restlessness Sciatica Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Issues Sleeplessness Stomach Upset Stress Tension Tetters Travelers Diarrhea Tuberculosis Ulcers Upset Stomach Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Chamomile Drink chamomile and meadowsweet tea, mixed in equal proportions (for precautions see page 47). Adults: 3 cups a day, reducing to 1 cup a day once symptoms improve Make a compress from ordinary, strong, black tea, and apply for 10 minutes. Use cotton wool soaked in freshly brewed warm tea, squeeze gently and apply as eye compresses (you don’t want the compresses to dribble but you don’t want to squeeze them too much either, otherwise they will be too dry to have an effect). You may need to re-soak the cotton wool pads if they get cold. This is surprisingly effective and a good option for people allergic to Read More …

Cabbage

From our list of ailments, see what Cabbage can be used for: Prostate Natural Remedies using Cabbage Dinner : A large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes,carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter and fresh home-made cottage cheese. Juniper berries have a sharp citrus taste that pairs well with game meats, particularly birds. They may be used in rubs, marinades, stuffings and sauces. Juniper will also enhance any dish made with cabbage. Prostate The Benefit of using Cabbage as a natural cure For an immediate relief of gout pain use a fresh cabbage leaf poultice: bash a couple of leaves with a rolling pin until some juice appears on the surface or mash the leaves up in a food processor, put the leaves or the mash on a bit of plastic and wrap around the affected joint; keep in place with an elastic bandage. Adults only: apply as many times as you need to achieve pain relief, each time keep the poultice in place for half an hour to an hour. A hundred grams of cabbage yields only Read More …

Chicory Root

From our list of ailments, see what Chicory Root can be used for: Appetite Lack of Cholesterol High Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Gall Bladder Indigestion Jaundice Kidneys Stomach Upset Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Chicory Root Supports bile production Chicory’s bitter princi-ple is helpful for stubborn or chronic gallblad-der congestion. It helps open up the bile ducts, decreasing gallbladder colic. Contraindications Generally regarded as safe. Activities (Chicory) — Antibacterial (1; FAD; WO2); Antibilious (f; WO2); Antiexudative (1; PHR; PH2); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; FAD; PNC); Antimutagenic (1; APA); Antispermatogenic (1; WO2); Aperitif (1; APA; VAG; VVG); Bifidogenic (1; FNF); Bitter (1; HHB); Bradycardic (1; WO2); Cardiodepressant (1; PNC); Cardiotonic (1; FAD); Carminative (f; WO2); Cholagogue (1; PHR; PH2; VVG; WO2); Choleretic (2; ABA; KOM; PH2; VVG); Demulcent (f; WBB); Depurative (f; HHB; VVG); Digestive (1; APA; WBB; WO2); Diuretic (1; FAD; PNC; VVG; WO2); Emmenagogue (f; WBB; WO2); Hepatoprotective (1; APA; VVG; WO2); Hypocholesterolemic (1; PHR; PH2); Hypoglycemic (1; FAD); Laxative (1; APA; FAD; PNC); Negative Chronotropic (1; PH2); Negative Inotropic (1; PH2); Nervine (f; DEM); Peristaltic (1; WO2); Prebiotic (1; FNF); Sedative (1; APA; FAD); Stomachic (f; HHB; WO2); Tonic (f; APA; PNC; VVG). Appetite Lack of, Cholesterol High, Digestion Poor, Read More …

Cocoa

From our list of ailments, see what Cocoa can be used for: Blood Pressure Depression Mild Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Water Retention Natural Remedies using Cocoa The patient should avoid vegetables containing large quantities of oxalic acid such as spinach and rhubarb. Chocolate and cocoa also contain oxalic acid and must not be used. Garlic, asparagus, parsley, watercress, cucumber and celery are excellent vegetables. The best fruits are papaya and bananas. Both have a healing effect on kidneys. A small amount of soured milk and home- made cottage cheese can be included in the diet. All salt should be eliminated from the diet. Five or six small meals should be taken in preference to a few large ones. nutrient-packed suppository can deliver vital food through direct absorption in the lower colon. In my o?ce, I see a lot of middle-aged women su?ering from irritation and lack of moisture in the vaginal canal. I prescribe an herb-rich, cocoa butter–based suppository to heal the tissues and cool inflammation. For men, a suppository inserted into the rectal canal can help soothe a swollen and painful prostate. For children, an appropriate herbal suppository can quickly reduce high fever and calm anxiety. Blood Read More …

Coffee

From our list of ailments, see what Coffee can be used for: Asthma Colds Fatigue Natural Remedies using Coffee Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided. Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea and coffee, should also be avoided. After noticeable improvement, goat’s milk, yogurt and home made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. Juice fasts may be repeated after four weeks on diet. Asthma, Colds, Fatigue The Benefit of using Coffee as a natural cure Although most Read More …

Eucalyptus Tea

From our list of ailments, see what Eucalyptus Tea can be used for: Bronchitis Natural Remedies using Eucalyptus Tea Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Myrtle) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More than 10 g myrtle oil can threaten life due to high cineole content (myrtle contains 135–2250 ppm cineole according to my calculations, meaning 10 g myrtle would contain a maximum 22.5 mg cineole). Several herbs may attain higher levels of cineole: bay, beebalm, betel pepper, biblical mint, boldo, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, ginger, greater galangal, horse balm, hyssop, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, spearmint, star anise, sweet annie, thyme, and turmeric. So, by reduction, assuming no synergies or antagonisms or additivities, a ridiculous assumption, one would assume that any goods (and evils) accruing to the cineole in myrtle, should apply even more so to those listed above, which theoretically at least, may attain higher levels of cineole, some, e.g., cardamom, attaining levels more than 20-fold higher. Symptoms of this alleged cineole intoxication may include circulatory disorders, collapse, lowered blood pressure, and respiratory failure. Do not apply oil to face of children as it may Read More …

Grapefruit Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Grapefruit Seed can be used for: Bacterial Infections Constipation Diarrhea Fungal Infections Genito-Urinary Ailments Herpes Infections Irritable Bowel Syndrome Obesity Travelers Diarrhea Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Worms Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Grapefruit Seed After a short fast, the patient may adopt an all fruit-diet for about a week. In this regimen , she should have three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and peaches. If the patient is suffering from anaemia, or is very much underweight, the diet may consist of fruits and milk. The patient may then gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet consisting of three basic food groups namely (i) seeds, nuts and grains, (ii) fruits and (iii) vegetables. Cut off the tip of the squash stem, then cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon (a serrated grapefruit spoon works well). Lightly coat the inside of the squash with olive oil to minimize burning. Place the cut side down (skin side up) on a baking pan, and bake for approximately 1 hour. The squash is cooked when the skin is tender to the touch. (Use Read More …

Magnolia Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Magnolia Bark can be used for: Appetite Lack of Gas Flatulence Nausea Obesity Vomiting Natural Remedies using Magnolia Bark Dosages (Magnolia Vine) — 3–9 g powdered herb (AKT); 250–500 mg fruit 1–2 ×/day (APA); 1.5–6 g fruit (LAF); 1.5–15 g fruit (FAY); 5 g crushed fruit/100 ml water, divided into 3 Extracts (Magnolia Vine) — ‘Lignans regenerate liver tissue damaged by harmful influences such as viral hepatosis and alcohol. Lignans lower blood levels of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), a marker for infective hepatosis and other liver disorders” (SKY). Appetite Lack of, Gas Flatulence, Nausea, Obesity, Vomiting The Benefit of using Magnolia Bark as a natural cure Activities (Magnolia Vine) — Adaptogen (1; AKT; APA; FAY; LAF; SKY); Anorectic (1; APA); Antacid (1; FAY); Antiaging (f; AKT); Antibacterial (1; FAY; LAF); Anticonvulsant (1; APA; LAF; PH2); Antidepressant (1; AKT; APA; KEB; LAF); Antifatigue (1; LAF); Antiinflammatory (1; AKT; KEB; PH2); Antineurotic (f; DAA); Antimutagenic (1; LAF); Antinecrotic (1; KEB); Antioxidant (1; APA; KEB; LAF; PH2); Antiradicular (1; X10616967); Antiseptic (1; APA); Antisialagogue (f; LAF); Antitumor (1; KEB; PH2); Antitussive (1; APA; DAA; FAY; LAF; PED); Aphrodisiac (f; DAA); Astringent (1; AKT; APA); Bitter Read More …

Skull Cap

From our list of ailments, see what Skull Cap can be used for: Alcoholism Anxiety Blood Pressure Circulation Poor Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Insomnia Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Tension Natural Remedies using Skull Cap Kapala means ‘skull’ and bhati means ‘shine’. This is a respiratory exercise for the abdomen and diaphragm. The channels inside the nose and other parts of the respiratory system are purified by this exercise. In the process, the brain is also cleared. Dosages (Baical Skullcap) — 3–10 g/day (AKT); 3–9 g root/day (FAY); 2–6 g dry root/day or 4–12 ml fluid extract (1:2) (KEB). Alcoholism, Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Circulation Poor, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Insomnia, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Tension The Benefit of using Skull Cap as a natural cure there is a good chance that you have gingivitis. Periodontitis describes inflammation that is much deeper and involves the supporting bone of the teeth, and it is often missed in casual examinations. Periodontitis erodes the bone forming teeth. TMJ syndrome is generally recognized as a misalignment of the temporomandibular joint, located near the ears, which hinges the jawbone to the skull. This misalignment generates free radicals, which can fuel inflammation. Read More …

Yellow Dock

From our list of ailments, see what Yellow Dock can be used for: Acne Anaemia Anemia Bowels Cirrhosis of the Liver Cystic Fibrosis Gallbladder Liver Pimples Urinary Natural Remedies using Yellow Dock Yellow dock is another general detoxifier, which is especially useful whenever skin problems are made worse by constipation (yellow dock is a gentle laxative). It can be used for eczema, acne and psoriasis. Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock. Acne, Anaemia, Anemia, Bowels, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Cystic Fibrosis, Gallbladder, Liver, Pimples, Urinary The Benefit of using Yellow Dock as a natural cure Take yellow dock tincture, which has mild laxative properties; do not use this herb if breastfeeding, because it can cause diarrhoea in your baby. clusters. Grows in yards, pastures, abandoned lots, Yellow dock and woods. Harvest roots in the fall, cutting the fresh roots into pieces. Perennial. Plant seeds in Decreases digestive fire Yellow dock is used to treat Read More …

Blue Flag

From our list of ailments, see what Blue Flag can be used for: Constipation Gall Bladder Jaundice Thyroid underactive Natural Remedies using Blue Flag Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Blue Flag) — Class 2b, 2d. May cause nausea and vomiting. Fresh root may irritate mucosa (AHP). Fresh root and its furfural (volatile oil) may cause nausea, vomiting, and may irritate the GI tract and eyes (CAN). Furfural irritates the mucous membranes, causing lacrimation, inflammation of the eyes, irritation of the throat, and headache. Lymphatic herbs support the lymphatic system and swollen glands throughout the body. Using lymphatic herbs for a day or so not only mobilizes white blood cell circulation, but helps to flush away the waste overload accumulating in the lymph glands. E?ective lymphatics include echinacea, blue flag, poke root, red clover, and wild indigo. Constipation, Gall Bladder, Jaundice, Thyroid underactive The Benefit of using Blue Flag as a natural cure Helps clear skin eruptions When liver function improves, the skin usually benefits, and blue flag helps with both. Its ability to support the liver naturally aids in clearing the skin, but it also helps cleanse the blood, which directly reduces skin eruptions and blemishes. I. x germanica L. Read More …

Melatonin

From our list of ailments, see what Melatonin can be used for: Fibromyalgia Natural Remedies using Melatonin The pineal gland secretes melatonin, which aids sleep patterns. It also converts important nervous system messages into endocrine system responses. Lamberg, L., Melatonin potentially useful but safety, efficacy remain uncertain, JAMA, 276, 1011–1014, 1996. Fibromyalgia The Benefit of using Melatonin as a natural cure inhibitor. In addition, ginger blocks lipoxygenase, another enzyme involved in the body’s production of inflammatory compounds. Ginger also appears to contain trace amounts of melatonin, a hormone otherwise made by the pineal gland; melatonin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (Pure melatonin has sleep-inducing properties, so it is not recommended as an anti-inflammatory supplement.) Both ginger and ginger-containing supplements have been found helpful in osteoarthritis, rheumatism, and muscular pain. Ginger has the added benefit of reducing nausea. Although ginger is common in grocery stores, the best form (and most difficult to find) is fresh baby gingerroot, which is especially tender. Since melatonin is produced from Serotonin, taking supplements of 5-HTP also raises your melatonin levels. When a group of researchers gave 5-HTP to sheep, it increased their serum melatonin levels more than sevenfold within two hours. It may be that Read More …

Cranberry

From our list of ailments, see what Cranberry can be used for: Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Kidneys Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Cranberry For desserts, one of the issues is not eating too much—a problem when you make or bake a dessert at home. It may be better to buy small amounts of ‘healthy” dessert items. Some possibilities include small amounts of Earthsong Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Walnut Whole Food Bars (www.earthsongwholefoods.com), Jennie’s Coconut Maca-roons (www.redmillfarms.com) bars, Nutiva Flax & Raisin bars (www.nutiva.com), and Hadley date rolls with almonds (www.hadley dates.com). Another possibility is a Van’s apple-cinnamon toaster waffle, with almond butter or banana slices and powdered cinnamon. Extracts (Alpine Cranberry) — Should we be pleased or disenchanted that three flavonoids in this species increases cyclooxygenase activity? Anthocyanins and polyphenols in berries of several A Cystitis, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Gout, Kidneys, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention The Benefit of using Cranberry as a natural cure Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, and it is as common as urethritis, which is an infection of the urethra (the narrow passage connecting the bladder to the outside of the body). If your symptoms consist of a burning sensation Read More …

Echinacea

From our list of ailments, see what Echinacea can be used for: Anti-Fungal Boils Bronchitis Cancer Colds Earache Fatigue Flu Virus Hemorrhoids Herpes Immune System Indigestion Infection Migraine Skin Issues Stuffy nose Tonsillitis Ulcers Natural Remedies using Echinacea The use of echinacea once the flu has already started is controversial, according to current research,6 and I would not recommend doing so. Although mostly known as a general immune stimulant, echinacea can be useful in some cases of skin disease as an external application. Native Americans traditionally used it for the treatment of various wounds. Anti-Fungal, Boils, Bronchitis, Cancer, Colds, Earache, Fatigue, Flu Virus, Hemorrhoids, Herpes, Immune System, Indigestion, Infection, Migraine, Skin Issues, Stuffy nose, Tonsillitis, Ulcers The Benefit of using Echinacea as a natural cure Take echinacea tincture (for precautions see page 115). Adults: 1-2 ml 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. To treat cystitis, take thyme as tincture until the symptoms completely disappear. It is best to drink marshmallow leaf tea at the same time. For thrush, take thyme tincture as well as echinacea tincture. Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia (often referred to as E. angustifolia). A combination of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea roots works Read More …

False Unicorn Root

From our list of ailments, see what False Unicorn Root can be used for: Menopause Menstrual Problems Natural Remedies using False Unicorn Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (False Unicorn Root) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue, GI irritant, and uterotonic (AHP). ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! JAD). Overdosage with saponins can cause gastric distress. Large doses may cause nausea and vomiting (CAN). Avoid during pregnancy (FAD; PH2). Canadian regulations do not allow it as an ingredient in oral use products (Michols, 1995). Activities (False Unicorn Root) — Antihydrotic (f; HHB); Aperitif (f; FAD); Diuretic (f; APA; EFS; PH2); Emetic (f; APA); Emmenagogue (1; APA; EFS; FNF); Estrogenic (1; APA; FNF); Laxative (f; APA); Mastogenic (1; FNF); Oxytocic (1; PH2); Tonic (f; APA); Uterotonic (1; FAD; F Menopause, Menstrual Problems The Benefit of using False Unicorn Root as a natural cure Menopause Menstrual Problems

Echinacea Purpurea

From our list of ailments, see what Echinacea Purpurea can be used for: Abscesses Acne Anal Fissures Athletes Foot Cold Sores Colds and Flu Cuts Detoxification Diaper Rash Eczema Flu Virus Fungal Infections Gas Flatulence Genito-Urinary Ailments Hemorrhoids Herpes Hives Immunity Infections Inflammation Influenza Itching Mononucleosis Piles Pimples Prostate Psoriasis Rash Shingles Skin Conditions Skin Ulcers Sore Throat Tetters Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Viral Conditions Infections Wounds Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Echinacea Purpurea Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia (often referred to as E. angustifolia). A combination of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea roots works best and I would recommend that you buy it from bona fide herbalists to ensure good quality. Echinacea angustifolia is virtually extinct in the wild through over-harvesting, so be sure to buy only from the cultivated sources – it will be expensive because it is difficult to grow. Echinacea purpurea is, however, easily cultivated in this country and, although less medicinally effective, is a better environmental choice. There is a simple test to assess the quality of echinacea tincture: if you put a drop or two of the neat tincture on your tongue you should feel a strong tingling sensation that is Read More …

Echincacea Angustifolia

From our list of ailments, see what Echincacea Angustifolia can be used for: Acne Natural Remedies using Echincacea Angustifolia Indications (Black Mulberry) — Bile Problem (f; DEM); Bleeding (f; MAD); Bronchosis (f; PHR); Burn (f; MAD); Cancer (f; JLH); Cancer, spleen (f; JLH); Cancer, throat (f; JLH); Cancer, uterus (f; JLH); Catarrh (f; PHR); Constipation (f; FEL; MAD; PH2; PNC); Cough (f; BIB); Depression (f; DEP); Diabetes (1; MAD; WOI); Diarrhea (f; EFS; MAD); Dysentery (f; MAD); Dysmenorrhea (f; BIB); Dyspepsia (f; DEP); Enterosis (f; DEM); Fever (f; BIB; FEL; PNC); Acne The Benefit of using Echincacea Angustifolia as a natural cure Acne

Goldenrod

From our list of ailments, see what Goldenrod can be used for: Cramps Cystitis Gas Flatulence Kidneys Urinary Tract Problems Water Retention Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Goldenrod Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sweet Goldenrod) — Not covered (AHP; PH2). Might share the same contraindications as the other Solidagos. To be avoided by those with chronic nephrosis. May cause allergic reactions (FAD). is my opinion that IC is the result of long-term bladder irritation and inflammation, leading to tiny holes in the bladder lining. When irritants continue to pass through the bladder, these tiny holes become agitated, leading to bladder infection–type symptoms. Using couch grass, along with pipsissewa and goldenrod, can heal these punctures and soothe irritations. Controls blood sugar Often when an herb works on the kidneys, the blood sugar may be balanced because of the herb’s e?ect on the kidney and its release of erythropoietin, a hormone that helps modulate glucose metabolism. Contraindications Use caution if taking it long-term because of its diuretic e?ects and the potential loss of potassium through increased urinary output. Cramps, Cystitis, Gas Flatulence, Kidneys, Urinary Tract Problems, Water Retention, Yeast Infections The Benefit of using Goldenrod as a natural cure Heals the bladder Read More …

Feverfew

From our list of ailments, see what Feverfew can be used for: Allergies Appetite Lack of Arthritis Asthma Cancer Diarrhea Ear Ache Fever Flu Virus Headache Migraine Migraine Headaches Nausea PMS Skin Issues Stomach Swelling Issues Natural Remedies using Feverfew Feverfew is a flower herb in the daisy family and it is often grown for ornamental use.  It has a yellow and white bloom.  Feverfew has medicinal uses as well; it is commonly used for migraines.  Learn more about Feverfew. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Oxeye Daisy) — Not covered (AHP). Leaves eaten as pot herb or salad (WO2). Large doses emetic (WO2). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Highly dermatitigenic (PH2). Warning: May cause contact dermatosis or cross–allergic reactions with other members of the daisy family (FAD). Bigger flowered than chamomile and feverfew, this contains many of the active ingredients of both and might be considered as a poor mans emergency substitute. Containing parthenolide and four related compounds, artecanin, canin, 3-beta-hydroxyparthenolide, and secotanoparthenolide, this could conceivably be useful in migraine. Allergies, Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Diarrhea, Ear Ache, Fever, Flu Virus, Headache, Migraine, Migraine Headaches, Nausea, PMS, Skin Issues, Stomach, Swelling Issues Read More …

Green Coffee Bean

From our list of ailments, see what Green Coffee Bean can be used for: Blood Pressure Burn Fat Obesity Natural Remedies using Green Coffee Bean Chlorogenic acid, like caffeine alone, can double gastric secretion (PHR). In hamsters, 20% green coffee bean in diet impedes DMBA-induced tumors. Blood Pressure, Burn Fat, Obesity The Benefit of using Green Coffee Bean as a natural cure Blood Pressure Burn Fat Obesity

Lavender

From our list of ailments, see what Lavender can be used for: Anxiety Anxiety and stress Calming Gas Flatulence Heart Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stress Tension Natural Remedies using Lavender Use an essential oil diffuser or place a couple drops onto your pillow: catnip, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, and marjoram. Use essential oils: Apply helichrysum directly to stop bleeding. Apply frankincense or lavender topically to prevent infection. Anxiety, Anxiety and stress, Calming, Gas Flatulence, Heart, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Stress, Tension The Benefit of using Lavender as a natural cure Lavender can help with a variety of rheumatic and post-traumatic pains, for instance after a fall. It is gently relaxing for the muscles and will therefore help with any muscle tension or a spasm caused by the inflammation or injury. It is also anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic. I recommend adding it to the healing creams that deal with extensive bruising or non-specific rheumatic pains. Take a hot bath with added essential oils of rosemary or lavender or wintergreen (for precautions see pages 71, 72 and 74). Adults: 5-10 drops per bath. Drink lavender tea. Adults: 1 cup as soon as you feel the headache coming on; use 1 teaspoonful of loose herbs Read More …

Malva Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Malva Leaf can be used for: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sore Throat Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Malva Leaf Activities (Snakeroot) — Alterative (f; CRC); Anaphrodisiac (f; EFS); Analgesic (f; DEM); Anticonvulsant (f; DEM); Antiseptic (f; DEM); Aperitif (f; CRC; FAD); Cardiotonic (f; CRC); Diaphoretic (f; CRC; FAD); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (f; CRC; DEM); Emmenagogue (f; CRC); Expectorant (f; CRC; FAD); Gastrotonic (f; CRC); Stimulant (f; CRC); Stomachic (f; CRC); Tonic (f; CRC; DEM); Vermifuge (f; CRC). Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Sore Throat, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Malva Leaf as a natural cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sore Throat Travelers Diarrhea

Marshmallow

From our list of ailments, see what Marshmallow can be used for: Sore throat Natural Remedies using Marshmallow To treat cystitis, take thyme as tincture until the symptoms completely disappear. It is best to drink marshmallow leaf tea at the same time. For thrush, take thyme tincture as well as echinacea tincture. Mountain grape combines well with thyme, elecampane and marshmallow tinctures for throat and chest infections. Sore throat The Benefit of using Marshmallow as a natural cure Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s purse (for precautions see page 140), dandelion leaf, lime tree flower or nettle leaf. You must always take marshmallow root powder with plenty of water (half a glass of water per teaspoon of powder). Mix a teaspoonful of the powder with some water, Read More …

Papaya Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Papaya Leaf can be used for: Gastritis Natural Remedies using Papaya Leaf Allergic reactions including asthma possible (PH2). Not to be used during pregnancy (PH2). See accounts for papain in FNF and KOM. Papaya seeds can reverse sterility without affecting libido Other little-known causes of anaemia are intestinal parasites or worms. Hookworm, pinworms, round worms and tapeworms feed on the blood supply as well as on the vitamins. Twenty-five hookworms can consume fifteen grams of blood every 24 hours; a tapeworm can cause acute shortage of vitamin B12. Symptoms of intestinal worms are itching at the rectum, restlessness at night with bad dreams, diarrhoea, foul breath, dark circles under the eyes and a constant desire for food. Garlic can help get rid of some types of intestinal parasites. Fresh papaya and grated raw carrot are also effective. After successful treatment for intestinal worms, perfect cleanliness should be observed to prevent recurrence. Gastritis The Benefit of using Papaya Leaf as a natural cure Hyperthyroidism with goiter traced to the use of the isothiocyanates in mustard (APA). Delaneyite nitpickologists will doubtless clamber to put the same goitrogenic warning on all members of the mustard family Read More …

Red Wine Extract

From our list of ailments, see what Red Wine Extract can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Blood Pressure Cholesterol High Forgetfulness Hay Fever Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Memory Natural Remedies using Red Wine Extract Not all vinegars are the same. Choose high quality types such as apple cider vinegar, which is high in nutritional value and complements the healing actions of the herbs. You can get as creative as you’d like with your choices, however, because there are many di?erent types of vinegars available, including some that are flavored. ese can add real pizazz to your next herbal experience. Leung, A.Y. and Foster, S., Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995. (LAF) Alzheimers Disease, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol High, Forgetfulness, Hay Fever, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Memory The Benefit of using Red Wine Extract as a natural cure Foster and Duke (1985) treat mother of thyme as T. pulegioides (FAD), Tucker and Debaggio (TAD) add that most so-called wild thyme or mother of thyme on sale or escaped in the U.S. is T. pulegioides or T. praecox var. arcticus (‘distinguishing characteristics are tiny” (TAD)). USDA recognizes both T. pulegioides and Read More …

Shepherds Purse

From our list of ailments, see what Shepherds Purse can be used for: Menstruation Excessive Natural Remedies using Shepherds Purse The chief cause of the mechanical defect associated with hiatus hernia is faulty diet. The consumption of white flour, refined sugar and products made from them, such as cakes, pastries, biscuits and white bread as well as preservatives, and flavourings devitalise the system and weaken the muscle tone. As a consequence, the muscles become less resilent, and connective and fibrous tissue suffers through poor nourishment, and thus become more prone to decomposition and damage. This ultimately leads to disease like hiatus hernia. Menstruation Excessive The Benefit of using Shepherds Purse as a natural cure Menstruation Excessive

Tea

From our list of ailments, see what Tea can be used for: Anxiety Asthma Colds Fatigue Obesity Natural Remedies using Tea Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Anxiety, Asthma, Colds, Read More …

White Willow Bark

From our list of ailments, see what White Willow Bark can be used for: Colds and Flu Headache Lower back pain Migraine Headaches Obesity Pain Natural Remedies using White Willow Bark Persons suffering from low blood sugar should take six to eight small meals a day instead of two or three large ones. Eating raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds or drinking milk, butter milk or fruit juices between meals will be highly beneficial. All refined and processed foods , white sugar, white flour and their by-products should be completely eliminated from the diet. Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks should also be avoided. The consumption of salt should be reduced as an excessive intake of salt causes loss of blood potassium, which causes blood sugar to drop. The following is the menu suggested for hypoglycemia. Activities (White Mustard) — Allergenic (1; APA); Antibacterial (1; APA; PH2); Antidote, narcotic (f; FEL); Aperitif (f; DEM); Canifuge (1; APA); Counterirritant (1; APA; PNC); Decongestant (1; APA); Backache (1; APA); Digestive (f; APA); Diuretic (f; FEL; PNC); Emetic (f; PNC); Emmenagogue (f; CEB); Felifuge (1; APA); Fungicide (1; APA); Gastrotonic (f; CEB); Goitrogenic (1; APA); Pancreatonic (f; CEB); Rubefacient (1; Read More …

Asparagus Root

From our list of ailments, see what Asparagus Root can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Arthritis Constipation Diarrhea Gout Irritable Bowel Syndrome Joint Pain Travelers Diarrhea Water Retention Natural Remedies using Asparagus Root Heavy starches,sweet stimulants and highly seasoned foods are entirely forbidden, as they cause direct irritation on the prostate gland and bladder. The diet should also exclude spices, condiments, salt in excess, sauces, red meats, cheese, asparagus, watercress, greasy or fried foods, alcohol, tobacco and too much tea or coffee. The patient should avoid hurried meals and must chew his food thoroughly and slowly. Water should be taken between meals and not at mealtime. Activities (Asparagus) — Antiaging (1; JNU); Antibacterial (1; APA; WO2); Anticancer (1; APA); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; JNU); Antileukemic (1; APA; BGB); Antioxidant (1; JNU); Antirheumatic (1; APA; PED; PNC); Antiviral (f; APA); Bitter (f; PED); Cardiosedative (1; WO2); Cardiotonic (1; PNC); Contraceptive (1; WO2; WO3); Demulcent (1; WO2); Depurative (f; PED); Detoxicant (1; JNU); Diuretic (1; APA; KOM; PH2); DNA-Sparing (1; JNU); Hepatoprotective (1; JNU); Hypotensive (f; APA; BGB); Immunostimulant (1; BGB; JNU); Laxative (1; BGB; PED; PNC); Litholytic (2; KOM); Nematicide (1; PNC); Sedative (1; PNC); Spermicide (1; PH2). Anaemia, Anemia, Arthritis, Constipation, Read More …

Astragalus Root

From our list of ailments, see what Astragalus Root can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Blood Pressure Emphysema Fatigue Genito-Urinary Ailments Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Lungs Tuberculosis Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Astragalus Root Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention of colds and flus. One word to the wise: you should understand how best to use the two most common cold herbs—astragalus and echinacea. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Apricot) — Class 3 (AHP). Also known as bitter almond. One of the products apricot seed components break down into in the human body is highly toxic prussic acid. Fifty to 60 kernels Read More …

Dill

From our list of ailments, see what Dill can be used for: Gas Natural Remedies using Dill vor, as long as they do not compete with other spices and herbs (such as herbes de Provence or dill). Dill is an annual herb that is in the same plant family as celery. It is commonly used for pickling and served with salmon.  It loses flavor quickly so it is best used fresh.  It is easy to grow and has many medicinal uses too.  Read more about dill here. Gas The Benefit of using Dill as a natural cure Contraindications, Indications, and Side Effects (Dill) — Class 1 (AHP, 1997). None known (KOM). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Contact photodermatosis possible as in most umbellifers. Fresh juice may possibly cause photodermatosis (PHR). We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). TRAMIL conservatively cautions for dill and fennel; contraindicated in women of reproductive age; limit dosage to 3 days (TRA). e Spanish name for chaparral, hediondilla, means little stinker, and this Read More …

Eucalyptus Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Eucalyptus Leaf can be used for: Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Emphysema Lungs Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Tuberculosis Natural Remedies using Eucalyptus Leaf Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Myrtle) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More than 10 g myrtle oil can threaten life due to high cineole content (myrtle contains 135–2250 ppm cineole according to my calculations, meaning 10 g myrtle would contain a maximum 22.5 mg cineole). Several herbs may attain higher levels of cineole: bay, beebalm, betel pepper, biblical mint, boldo, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, ginger, greater galangal, horse balm, hyssop, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, spearmint, star anise, sweet annie, thyme, and turmeric. So, by reduction, assuming no synergies or antagonisms or additivities, a ridiculous assumption, one would assume that any goods (and evils) accruing to the cineole in myrtle, should apply even more so to those listed above, which theoretically at least, may attain higher levels of cineole, some, e.g., cardamom, attaining levels more than 20-fold higher. Symptoms of this alleged cineole intoxication may include circulatory disorders, collapse, lowered blood pressure, and respiratory Read More …

False Unicorn

From our list of ailments, see what False Unicorn can be used for: Endometriosis Natural Remedies using False Unicorn Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (False Unicorn Root) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue, GI irritant, and uterotonic (AHP). ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! JAD). Overdosage with saponins can cause gastric distress. Large doses may cause nausea and vomiting (CAN). Avoid during pregnancy (FAD; PH2). Canadian regulations do not allow it as an ingredient in oral use products (Michols, 1995). Activities (False Unicorn Root) — Antihydrotic (f; HHB); Aperitif (f; FAD); Diuretic (f; APA; EFS; PH2); Emetic (f; APA); Emmenagogue (1; APA; EFS; FNF); Estrogenic (1; APA; FNF); Laxative (f; APA); Mastogenic (1; FNF); Oxytocic (1; PH2); Tonic (f; APA); Uterotonic (1; FAD; F Endometriosis The Benefit of using False Unicorn as a natural cure Stimulates digestion False unicorn is almost always tolerated by a stomach that is refusing everything, whether caused by illness or food poisoning. It helps to stimulate and restore the appetite and is soothing to the gut lining. Contraindications Generally regarded as safe, though extremely large doses may cause nausea. It is very depressing for a committed herbalist Read More …

Hydrangea

From our list of ailments, see what Hydrangea can be used for: Bedwetting Cystitis Genito-Urinary Ailments Kidneys Prostate Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Natural Remedies using Hydrangea Helps heal eczema When an herb works to improve the elimination functions of the blad-der and kidneys, it often helps relieve the body of excessive water or dampness. In many cases, eczema is caused by this over-accumulation of dampness, leading to congestion in the tissues. Hydrangea has been showed to be helpful when this is its cause. Relieves prostate inflammation Reports have been documented of using hydrangea to relieve severe swelling of the prostate. Bedwetting, Cystitis, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Kidneys, Prostate, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease The Benefit of using Hydrangea as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hydrangea) — Class 2d. Not for prolonged use. Do not exceed recommended dose. Cyanogenic properties (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! JAD). CAN cautions regarding GI irritation and dermatosis. Overdoses may cause tightness in chest and vertigo. Hydrangin may cause gastrosis and enterosis. And the cop-out clause. In view of the ‘lack of” data, use during pregnancy and lactation, and excessive Read More …

Schisandra Berry

From our list of ailments, see what Schisandra Berry can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Cirrhosis of the Liver Depression Mild Forgetfulness Liver Memory Natural Remedies using Schisandra Berry Foster and Yue (1992) note that the drug has been clinically tried in more than 5000 hepatitis cases, successfully lowering SGPT levels 84–97.9% (FAY). Schisandra is hepatoprotective against acetaminophen, aflatoxin, CCl4, chloroform, galactosamine, gossypol acetic acid, and thioacetamide. Schisandra in 189 patients with hepatitis C returned alanine-transferase to normal, and increased liver protein and glycogen synthesis. Alcohol extracts help regenerate liver tissues (SHB). Activities (False Schisandra) — Analgesic (f; PH2); Anticancer (f; PH2); Antiinflammatory (f; PH2); Antispasmodic (f; PH2); Hepatoprotective (f; PH2). Alzheimers Disease, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Depression Mild, Forgetfulness, Liver, Memory The Benefit of using Schisandra Berry as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Cirrhosis of the Liver Depression Mild Forgetfulness Liver Memory

Soy Foods

From our list of ailments, see what Soy Foods can be used for: High cholesterol Natural Remedies using Soy Foods Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is part of the omega-6 family, but it behaves more like an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. GLA is found in seeds, and nearly all supplemental forms are derived from borage, evening primrose, or black currant seeds. It constitutes about 20 percent of borage seed oil, 15 to 19 percent of black currant seed oil, and 9 percent of evening primrose seed oil. If you have been consuming vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, or soy, do not assume that your body has been converting its linoleic acid to GLA. Foods high in these oils are often high in trans fatty acids, which interfere with the conversion process. These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are all highly valuable in building health. Wheat, mung beans, alfalfa seeds and soya beans make excellent Read More …

Squawberry

From our list of ailments, see what Squawberry can be used for: Anuria Natural Remedies using Squawberry This basic first-aid kit consists of herbs for travelling in countries with easy access to medical care. I recommend that you keep all the items in a plastic sealable box, so your clothes won’t get ruined if one of the bottles leaks. Also, for the purposes of travelling, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles are better than glass; you can get them from the chemist or order them online. Anuria The Benefit of using Squawberry as a natural cure Anuria

Topical Borage Seed Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Topical Borage Seed Oil can be used for: Eczema Natural Remedies using Topical Borage Seed Oil fruit/cup water (SF); 200 mg dry fruit:1 ml alcohol/1 ml water (PED); 30–120 mg powdered cayenne (PNC); 2–3 (450 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (NH); 1 StX 450 mg capsule 3 ×/day (NH); 0.6–2 mg capsicum oleoresin (CAN; PNC); topical maximum strength 2.5% (CAN). Topical StX should contain, methinks 0.0225–0.075% capsaicin, but I see reports of 0.25–0.75% capsaicin (SF). Some people work with stronger ointments than mine (0.025–0.075% capsaicin); Steve Foster gives levels 10 times higher, and CAN 100 times higher (for capsaicinoids). I consider these higher levels too C Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might best be Read More …

Cramp Bark

From our list of ailments, see what Cramp Bark can be used for: Backache Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Muscle Cramps Spasms PMS Sciatica Natural Remedies using Cramp Bark Cramp bark is a muscular relaxant, therefore it is suitable for problems where muscles go into spasm or become tense. It will help with muscular pain that is secondary to nerve pain, for instance in sciatica, or when muscle tension leads to neck pain or tension headache. Cramp bark is also useful for smooth muscle tension and can be used for stomach cramps caused by IBS. Take cramp bark tincture, especially if cramping is related to intensive exercise. Adults: 0.7-1.3ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Backache, Menstrual Problems, Menstruation Excessive, Muscle Cramps Spasms, PMS, Sciatica The Benefit of using Cramp Bark as a natural cure Take cramp bark tincture, by itself or as well as valerian. Adults: 2ml diluted with some water, 3-4 times a day for 2 days only, tincture strength 1:2. Cramp bark tincture. Children (3-7 years old): 7 drops diluted in water/juice, 2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. Backache Menstrual Problems Menstruation Excessive Muscle Cramps Spasms PMS Sciatica

Angelica Root

From our list of ailments, see what Angelica Root can be used for: Gas Flatulence Ulcers Natural Remedies using Angelica Root Anticoagulant coumarins may interact with anticoagulant therapy, additively or synergistically, or perhaps even antagonistically. Angelica and root oils reported to cause photodermatosis and phototoxicity, respectively. Root oil should be limited to 7800 ppm in skin products when the skin is to be exposed to UV. Root Oil LD50 = 2200 mg/kg orl mouse; LD50 = 1160 mg/kg orl rat (CAN); toxic in rats 1870 mg/kg (BIS); LD50 = >5000 mg/kg top. rabbit (CAN). We may extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celeryseed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Bergapten is a suspected carcinogen. Angelica root, reportedly abortifacient, should not be used in ‘pregnancy and lactation in amounts exceeding those used in foods” (CAN). Canadians list ‘as an unacceptable non-medicinal ingredient for oral use products” (AHP). Do not use if fever, chills, headache, thirst, sweating, and a rapid pulse are present (TMA, 1996). Is this any worse than celery, parsnip, and other furanocoumarin-containing herbs in the carrot family, even carrot Read More …

Citrus Bioflavonoids

From our list of ailments, see what Citrus Bioflavonoids can be used for: Allergies Arthritis Asthma Backache Bronchitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chest Congestion Colds and Flu Coughs Eyes Flu Virus Glaucoma Hay Fever Inflammation Influenza Joint Pain Mononucleosis Muscle Cramps Spasms Muscle Soreness Pain Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sciatica Sinus Sore Throat Natural Remedies using Citrus Bioflavonoids Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant. It grows naturally in a geographical band that runs from Asia through southern Europe and northern Africa. It has a citrus flavor, most like that of oranges, and may be found in whole or powdered form. Contact dermatitis is often caused by direct handling of an irritating chemical. The body can often adapt to the exposure, which is what happens to people regularly working with chemicals. However, many people pay a physiological price—complete intolerance of the chemical—after a number of years. Some types of contact dermatitis are also caused by specific naturally occurring compounds in a variety of foods. Dermatologists refer to this as ‘balsam-related contact dermatitis.” The term comes from a plant extract called balsam of Peru, which contains allergenic substances, which are also found in tomatoes, citrus, cola drinks, chocolate, and various spices Read More …

Clove Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Clove Oil can be used for: Indigestion Toothache Natural Remedies using Clove Oil Not long ago, an article was published disproving the generally accepted idea that all coumarin-containing plants are anticoagulants. Here is the backstory. In the early twentieth century, an investigation was initiated to determine why cows sometimes died of spontaneous bleeding after eating sweet clover (a plant containing relatively high amounts of coumarin). Scientists discovered that the metabolite of coumarin, dicoumarol, was created only when the plant was in contact with several different types of fungi—meaning that the blood-thinning action was created only when sweet clover and a mushroom or fungi of some sort come together. The article stated that sweet clover without this mushroom interaction does not produce the anticoagulant action. Ground cloves blend particularly well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They may be used to flavor beverages such as wine and chocolate, and they are popular during the holiday season for breads and pastries. Indigestion, Toothache The Benefit of using Clove Oil as a natural cure Following ingestion of cinnamon, contact dermatosis may flare up. Eugenol has been reported to be irritant and a weak tumor Read More …

Eleutherococcus

From our list of ailments, see what Eleutherococcus can be used for: Boils Diabetes Type 2 Fatigue Infection Natural Remedies using Eleutherococcus Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (American Ginseng) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered exactly in PH2 where, unfortunately, they list American ( P. quinquefolius) and Siberian Ginseng ( Eleutherococcus senticosus) among the trade names for oriental ginseng ( Panax ginseng), rendering the entire PH2 entry suspect. Boils, Diabetes Type 2, Fatigue, Infection The Benefit of using Eleutherococcus as a natural cure Boils Diabetes Type 2 Fatigue Infection

Schizandra

From our list of ailments, see what Schizandra can be used for: Anxiety Nervous Conditions Restlessness Tension Natural Remedies using Schizandra Adaptogen herbs can be viewed as tonics. ey are the best class of herbs for treating the endo-crine system and stress. Plants contain amazing mechanisms to help them deal with stress, whether it involves a soil disturbance or an environmental or pathogen attack. Plants release hormones, much like humans, to adapt to the issue. When we take adaptogens, they modulate and rewire our response to cortisol needs, increase our endurance for stress, and help us respond to it. E?ective adaptogens include ashwagandha, borage, eleuth-ero, holy basil, rhodiola, and schizandra. Main action herbs Lemon balm (30 percent), chamomile (15 percent), and California poppy (20 percent). All three herbs are premiere sedatives with little or no side e?ects. ey work on the cen-tral nervous system to promote relaxation in both mind and body. Nourishing herbs Passionflower (10 percent) and schizandra (10 percent). Passion-flower is a great nurturer of the central nervous system and helps control overstimulation, which often leads to twitching and restlessness. Schizan-dra provides nourishment to the adrenal glands, which, when underfunctioning, can cause insom-nia. You can also add a Read More …

Stevia

From our list of ailments, see what Stevia can be used for: Obesity Natural Remedies using Stevia For an occasional sweetener, a small amount of honey might suffice; it is far too sweet to consume excessively. Stevia, a noncaloric herbal sweetener available at health food stores, is three hundred times sweeter than sugar and is an excellent sugar substitute. ‘Raw sugar” is merely dirty white sugar; it contains almost undetectable amounts of a few minerals (which can be better obtained in other, more nutritious foods). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Stevia) — Class 1 (AHP). No health hazards known with proper use as a sweetener (PH2). AMA (Alternative Medicine Alert) suggests that one byproduct of stevia metabolism may be mutagenic (APA); steviol, a metabolite of stevioside Obesity The Benefit of using Stevia as a natural cure ‘has been found to be highly mutagenic in several in vitro studies” (AMA 3:13). Insufficient human data exist regarding safety in pregnancy and lactation. Hence, ‘pregnant and lactating patients should avoid stevia” (AMA 3:13). Limited data suggest it may be a contraceptive (APA). Activities (Stevia) — Antibacterial (f; APA); Anticariogenic (f; APA); Antidiabetic (1; APA); Antiedemic (1; HH2); Antifertility (1; APA); Antigluconeogenic (1; AMA); Read More …

Turmeric

From our list of ailments, see what Turmeric can be used for: Anti-Inflammatory Arthritis Cancer Candida Cardiovascular Colitis CrohnS Detox Eye Issues Joint Pain Pain Skin Issues Smoking Reduction Yeast Natural Remedies using Turmeric Turmeric has proved another effective home remedy for diarrhoea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a gastric stimulant and a tonic. Turmeric rhizome, its juice or dry powder are all very helpful in curing chronic diarrhea. In the form of dry powder, it may be taken in buttermilk or plain water. The use of the herb Indian aloe ( ghee kunwar or musabhar) is a well known remedy for inflammed and painful part of the body in the indigeneous system of medicine. A piece of a leaf of this herb should be peeled on one side and sprinkled with a little turmeric (haldi) and extract of Indian barberry ( rasaut) and bandaged over the swelling after warming. Anti-Inflammatory, Arthritis, Cancer, Candida, Cardiovascular, Colitis, CrohnS, Detox, Eye Issues, Joint Pain, Pain, Skin Issues, Smoking Reduction, Yeast The Benefit of using Turmeric as a natural cure Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce Read More …

Pumpkin Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Pumpkin Seed can be used for: Cystitis Dizziness Chronic Genito-Urinary Ailments Motion Sickness Prostate Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Vertigo Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Pumpkin Seed fatty acids/sterols (APA); 1 (320 mg) capsule (StX with 160 mg certified potency fruit extract with at least 85–95% fatty acids and biologically active sterols in a base of pumpkin seed oil) 2 ×/day (NH); 1 (320 mg) soft gel StX/day; 2–3 (600 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (JAD; NH). These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. They contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans and peas are all highly valuable in building health. Wheat, mung beans, alfalfa seeds and soya beans make excellent sprouts. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and soya beans contain complete proteins of high biological value. Cystitis, Dizziness Chronic, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Motion Sickness, Prostate, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Vertigo, Water Retention, Worms The Benefit of using Pumpkin Seed as a natural cure So what do Read More …

Anti-Fungal

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Anti-Fungal: Cinnamon Echinacea Fennel Seed Natural Cures and Remedies for Anti-Fungal It is the remedy to try on fungal infections, either by itself or mixed with other anti-fungal herbs. It also makes a good skin disinfectant for small injuries. Otherwise known as marigold, calendula is the treatment for the skin. It is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It promotes skin cell division and hence the healing of any skin injury. It is also anti-inflammatory. Calendula can be used in any situation where the skin has been broken, either through injury or disease. Its main uses include the treatment of cuts, grazes, sunburn, heat burns, insect stings, various skin rashes and nappy rash. Unless you are allergic to calendula, you can try it on virtually any skin problem except for bruising, where comfrey would be better. Cinnamon, Echinacea, Fennel Seed Cinnamon Echinacea Fennel Seed

Goldenseal

From our list of ailments, see what Goldenseal can be used for: Blood Pressure Giardia Gingivitis High Blood Pressure Hypertension Tonsillitis Yeast infection Natural Remedies using Goldenseal Activities (Goldenseal) — Alterative (1; CRC; PNC); Amebicide (1; FNF; PH2); Analgesic (f; BRU; CRC); Antiacetylcholinesterase (1; MAB); Antibacterial (1; FAD; MAB); Antialzheimeran (1; COX; FNF); Antiarthritic (1; COX; FNF); Anticancer (1; COX; FNF); Anticariogenic (1; MAB); Anticonvulsant (1; CRC; FAD; FNF); Antihelicobacter (1; X9781854); Antiinflammatory (1; PHR; PNC); Antimitotic (1; MAB); Antiperiodic (f; CRC); Antiperistaltic (1; FNF); Antipyretic (f; MAD); Antisecretory (1; PH2); Antiseptic (1; APA; FNF; PED; PH2; SKY); Antitrypanosomic (1; X9121161); Antitussive (1; X3350041); Antiulcer (1; X9781854); Aperient (f; CRC); Aperitif (1; DEM; FNF; PED); Astringent (1; APA; PED); Bilirubinolytic (1; PH2); Bitter (1; APA; PED); Cardiotonic (1; HHB); Choleretic (1; APA; FAD; PED; PH2); Collyrium (f; CRC); Deliriant (1; PH2); Depurative (f; MAB); Detergent (f; CRC); Digestive (1; APA; FNF); Diuretic (1; CRC; FNF; PED); Emetic (1; FNF); Emmenagogue (1; FNF; PED); Fungicide (1; MAB); Hallucinogen (1; PH2); Hemostat (1; BRU; CRC; FNF; PNC); Hepatotonic (1; FNF; PED); Hypertensive (1; PHR); Hypoglycemic (1; APA; MAB); Hypotensive (f; PNC); Immunostimulant (1; FNF; PH2); Insectifuge (f; CRC); Laxative (1; CAN; MAD; Read More …

Black Castor Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Black Castor Oil can be used for: Hair Skin Issues Natural Remedies using Black Castor Oil The paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair dye to blacken grey hair. The paste itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours to dye the grey hair. Washing the hair with concentrated tea extract twice a week is also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black. Activities (Black Bryony) — Allergenic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; GMH); Emetic (1; GMH; PH2); Histaminic (1; PH2); Laxative (f; EFS; HHB); Propecic (f; HHB; PH2); Rubefacient (f; PH2); Toxic (1; GMH); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Hair, Skin Issues The Benefit of using Black Castor Oil as a natural cure Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Dosages (Black Haw) — 2 tsp dry bark/cup water (APA); 2–5 g powdered bark (HH3); 1–2 g powdered bark (PNC); 2–8 ml bark elixir (PNC); 4–8 ml Read More …

Cbd Hemp Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Cbd Hemp Oil can be used for: Epilepsy Natural Remedies using Cbd Hemp Oil Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Frostwort) — Not covered (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! JAD). Epilepsy The Benefit of using Cbd Hemp Oil as a natural cure Epilepsy

Horny Goat Weed

From our list of ailments, see what Horny Goat Weed can be used for: Bronchitis Circulation Poor Depression Mild Fatigue Frigidity Impotence Menopause PMS Sexual Desire Impaired Virility Natural Remedies using Horny Goat Weed Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Horny Goat Weed) — Class 2d. Not for long term use; possibly causing dizziness, dry mouth, nosebleed, thirst, and vomiting (AHP; AKT). In very large doses may cause respiratory arrest and hyperreflexia, to the point of mild spasms (AHP). Not covered (KOM; PH2). Contraindicated when there is a tendency toward hypersexuality and wet dreams (Michael Tierra). LD50 total flavonoids 2850–3230 ipr rat (LAF). Boosts libido Horny goat weed’s actions were first observed, and probably used, to increase sexual libido in goats, hence its name. Research has found that this herb not only increases libido in humans, but it also helps with fertility issues and impotence. It tends to open the vessels to the brain and sexual organs, supporting and increas – ing blood supply. For men, in particular, studies indicate that it tones the liver and perhaps in turn balances out sexual hormone production. Erectile dysfunction studies have demonstrated positive Bronchitis, Circulation Poor, Depression Mild, Fatigue, Frigidity, Impotence, Menopause, PMS, Sexual Read More …

Turkey Rhubarb Root

From our list of ailments, see what Turkey Rhubarb Root can be used for: Menstrual Problems Natural Remedies using Turkey Rhubarb Root Persuasive research by Harvard Medical School scientists has shown that diets rich in refined carbohydrates and carbohydrate-dense vegetables and grains increase CRP levels and inflammation. In the study, potatoes, breakfast cereals, white bread, muffins, and white rice were most strongly associated with elevated CRP levels. As with diabetes, it is essential that a person exercise the responsibility to choose healthier foods, such as those recommended in the Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan. Such a diet should emphasize nutrient-dense lean meats (such as chicken and turkey), fish, and vegetables, while deem-phasizing calorie-dense sugary foods and grain-based carbohydrates. Eat protein with every meal to regu-late and maintain steady blood sugar and energy. Eat only meat, not skin, of organic or free-range chicken and turkey. Menstrual Problems The Benefit of using Turkey Rhubarb Root as a natural cure 1. Avoid the ‘sins.” The ‘sins” I am talking about here are the habits that don’t die too easily such as drinking alcohol, smoking, and eating processed or junk food, and consuming too much coffee, soda, and starch. I wouldn’t expect you to quit Read More …

Horseradish Root

From our list of ailments, see what Horseradish Root can be used for: Gout Postnasal Drip Respiratory Problems Sinus Natural Remedies using Horseradish Root Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. Dosages (Horseradish Tree) — 1 tsp root bark tincture in syrup every 3 hours for malaria and nephrosis (JFM). Gout, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus The Benefit of using Horseradish Root as a natural cure Activities (Horseradish Tree) — Abortifacient (1; HHB; KAB; KAP; PH2; SUW); Alexeteric (f; KAB); Analgesic (1; KAB; KAP; MPI; WBB); Antibacterial (1; KAP; WBB); Antidote (f; NUT); Antiedemic (1; MPI); Antiinflammatory (1; KAP; MPI; TRA); Antipyretic (f; JFM); Antiseptic (1; WBB); Antispasmodic (f; HHB; KAP); Antitumor (1; TRA); Antiviral (1; KAP); Aperitif (f; KAB); Aphrodisiac (f; HHB; KAB); Astringent (f; KAB); Cardiodepressant (1; MPI); Cardiotonic (1; HHB; NUT; SKJ; SUW); Carminative (f; KAB; SUW); Cholagogue (f; HHB; NUT); Choleretic (f; KAP); Depurative (f; NUT); Diuretic (1; JFM; KAP; NUT); Ecbolic (f; NUT); Emetic (f; HHB; KAP; NUT); Emmenagogue (f; KAP; PH2); Estrogenic (1; HHB); Expectorant (f; Read More …

Irish Moss

From our list of ailments, see what Irish Moss can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Forgetfulness Indigestion Memory Obesity Stomach Upset Thyroid underactive Upset Stomach Natural Remedies using Irish Moss Digestive demulcents soothe and reduce irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. Anyone who experiences chronic heartburn or intestinal cramping most likely has inflamed gastrointestinal tissues. ese herbs can soothe and heal damaged tissue. E?ective demulcents include comfrey, goldenseal, Irish moss, oats, marshmallow, and slippery elm. Activities (Irish Moss) — Antiaggregant (1; HHB); Antiinflammatory (1; APA); Antitussive (f; PH2; PNC); Catabolic (f; PED); Demulcent (f; APA; LAF; PH2); Edemagenic (1; LAF); Expectorant (1; PH2; PNC); Gastroprotective (1; APA); Hypotensive (f; APA); Immunosuppressant (1; APA); Laxative (f; APA); Secretory (1; PH2); Secretolytic (1; APA). Alzheimers Disease, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Forgetfulness, Indigestion, Memory, Obesity, Stomach Upset, Thyroid underactive, Upset Stomach The Benefit of using Irish Moss as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Digestion Poor Dyspepsia Forgetfulness Indigestion Memory Obesity Stomach Upset Thyroid underactive Upset Stomach

Juniper Berries

From our list of ailments, see what Juniper Berries can be used for: Asthma Bladder Diabetes Gout Kidney Obesity Natural Remedies using Juniper Berries Juniper berries have a sharp citrus taste that pairs well with game meats, particularly birds. They may be used in rubs, marinades, stuffings and sauces. Juniper will also enhance any dish made with cabbage. after reviewing the literature, claims to debunk the many authors (including Duke, 1985), cautioning about abortifacient activity of juniper oil. He speculates that they are clouded by the sabine juniper, which apparently does have abortifacient activities. He found few references indicating abortifacient activity for juniper oil, and the references suggested that ethanolic and acetone extracts of juniper berries have antifertility activity in rats. ‘It seems inconceivable that the juniper oil could be responsible for the reproductive toxicity noted above. There is no reason to regard juniper oil as being hazardous in any way” (Tisserand, R., 1995). New perspectives on EO safety. (pp. 16–35 in IJA, 1995. Aroma’95 – One body – one mind. July 14th-16th, 1995 Conference Proceedings. Asthma, Bladder, Diabetes, Gout, Kidney, Obesity The Benefit of using Juniper Berries as a natural cure Juniper berries are the fruits of the juniper Read More …

Onion

From our list of ailments, see what Onion can be used for: Anxiety Blood Pressure Diabetes High Blood Pressure Hypertension Immunity Insomnia Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Worms Natural Remedies using Onion Black caraway seeds are harvested from plants that are native to Asia. They have a taste that resembles pepper and onions, and they are popular in the cuisine of India and the Middle East. Onion is very useful in cholera. About 30 grams of this vegetable and seven black peppers should be finely pounded in a pestle and given to the patient. It allays thirst and restlessness and the patient feels better. The fresh juice of bitter gourd (karela) is another effective medicine in the early stages of cholera. Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Immunity, Insomnia, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Stress, Tension, Worms The Benefit of using Onion as a natural cure Dosages (Black Bean) — Drink the string bean pot likker as food farmacy, and eat the string beans (JAD); I often enjoy 100–200 g with diced raw onion; 0.5 cup seed (100 g) as food (JAD); 5–15 Onion is milder than garlic but particularly effective for chest infections and most types of Read More …

Prunella

From our list of ailments, see what Prunella can be used for: Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles Natural Remedies using Prunella Tuberculosis (f; DEM); Tumor (1; MAB); Ulcer (1; PNC); Uterosis (f; CRC); Water Retention (f; APA; PED; PNC); Yellow Fever (f; CRC). Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Piles The Benefit of using Prunella as a natural cure Anal Fissures Hemorrhoids Piles

Rhodiola Root

From our list of ailments, see what Rhodiola Root can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Depression Mild Forgetfulness Impotence Memory Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stress Tension Thyroid underactive Virility Natural Remedies using Rhodiola Root Adaptogen herbs can be viewed as tonics. ey are the best class of herbs for treating the endo-crine system and stress. Plants contain amazing mechanisms to help them deal with stress, whether it involves a soil disturbance or an environmental or pathogen attack. Plants release hormones, much like humans, to adapt to the issue. When we take adaptogens, they modulate and rewire our response to cortisol needs, increase our endurance for stress, and help us respond to it. E?ective adaptogens include ashwagandha, borage, eleuth-ero, holy basil, rhodiola, and schizandra. Alzheimers Disease, Anxiety, Depression Mild, Forgetfulness, Impotence, Memory, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Stress, Tension, Thyroid underactive, Virility The Benefit of using Rhodiola Root as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Depression Mild Forgetfulness Impotence Memory Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stress Tension Thyroid underactive Virility

Bitter Melon

From our list of ailments, see what Bitter Melon can be used for: Diabetes Natural Remedies using Bitter Melon Extracts (Bitter Melon) — At least three groups of hypoglycemic compounds (SKY). Alpha-and beta-momocharin inhibit HIV in vitro (SKY). Various extracts active in vitro against Bacillus subtilis, Corynebacterium diptheriae, Escherichia coli, Neisseria spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Sarcina lutea, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus spp., LD50 of fruit; 3 g/kg (TRA; ZUL). Charantin, diosgenin, and beta-sitosterol uterotonic (ZUL); but decoction of fruits and green leaves, without root, at 25,000 mg/kg produced no deaths in rats. Alpha-trichosanthine and beta-momorchin in the seeds are abortifacient. Hydroethanolic fruit extracts, 1.75 g/dog orally for 20 days, lowered spermatogenesis. Aqueous extracts of leaves at 500 Indications (Bitter Melon) — Ameba (f; AAB); Anemia (f; AAB); Anorexia (f; CRC); Aphtha (f; KAB); Asthma (f; CRC; KAB); Bacteria (1; MPG; TRA); Bite (f; KAB; MPG); Biliousness (f; MPG); Bleeding (f; CRC); Boil (f; CRC); Bronchosis (f; KAB); Bruise (f; KAB); Burn (f; CRC); Calculus (f; CRC); Cancer (1; CRC; MPG); Candida (1; CRC; MPG; TRA); Cataract (1; ZUL); Catarrh (f; CRC); Chilblain (f; CRC); Cholera (f; CRC; KAB); Cold (f; CRC); Colic (f; CRC; WOI); Colitis (f; CRC); Constipation (1; Read More …

Agrimony

From our list of ailments, see what Agrimony can be used for: Water Retention Natural Remedies using Agrimony Agrimony is delicately scented but powerful in cleansing the liver, giving tone where needed and supporting the kidneys and bladder. Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Agrimony) — Class 1 (AHP). None known (Kom; PHR). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” Water Retention The Benefit of using Agrimony as a natural cure Resolves kidney and bladder ailments Agrimony eases the pain and helps pass kidney stones. Because of its astringent qualities, it is used for bladder incontinence and bedwetting. It helps Contraindications Because agrimony opens elimination pathways in the body and relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, taking it orally may increase the e?cacy of prescribed medication. Consult with your doctor before using agrimony. Indications (Agrimony) — Acne (f; CRC); Anthrax (f; WBB; ZUL); Asthma (f; CRC); Bacteria (1; FNF; ZUL); Bile (f; ZUL); Bleeding (1; CRC; PH2; ZUL); Bronchosis (f; CRC); Cancer (f; JLH); Cancer, bladder (f; JLH); Cancer, breast (f; JLH); Cancer, face (f; JLH); Cancer, ganglion (f; JLH); Cancer, groin (f; JLH); Cancer, joint (f; JLH); Cancer, kidney (f; JLH); Cancer, liver (f; JLH); Cancer, sinew (f; Read More …

Ginger Root

From our list of ailments, see what Ginger Root can be used for: Appetite Lack of Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Backache Blood Pressure Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Cramps Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dizziness Chronic Dyspepsia Fever Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence Gastritis Hardening of the Arteries Headache Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidneys Migraine Headaches Motion Sickness Nausea Pain Sciatica Stomach Upset Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Vertigo Vomiting Water Retention Worms Natural Remedies using Ginger Root Galangal is a cousin of ginger, native to Indonesia. It may be purchased as a rhizome, which looks similar to ginger root, or in powdered form. Although it resembles ginger, the taste of galangal is quite different. It has a distinctive pepper flavor and is often paired with meat and fish. Put herbs into a large muslin bag and add to a hot bath. Soak 20 to 30 minutes while drinking ginger root or yarrow tea. Appetite Lack of, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Backache, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Cramps, Diarrhea, Digestion Poor, Dizziness Chronic, Dyspepsia, Fever, Gall Bladder, Gas Flatulence, Gastritis, Hardening of the Arteries, Headache, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidneys, Migraine Headaches, Motion Sickness, Nausea, Pain, Read More …

Gout Out

From our list of ailments, see what Gout Out can be used for: Gout Natural Remedies using Gout Out Exanthema (f; MAD); Gonorrhea (f; MAD); Gout (f; HH2; PHR; PH2); Gravel (2; KOM; PIP; PH2); Halitosis (f; MAD); Hepatosis (f; PH2); Hydrocele (f; FEL); Inflammation (f; PH2); Itch (f; MAD); Jaundice (f; HH2); Kidney Stone (2; HHB; MAD; PHR; PH2); Leukorrhea (f; MAD); Nephrosis (2; HHB; KOM; MAD; PIP); Rheumatism (f; HHB; MAD; PHR; PH2); Scrofula (f; any side effects from the 2–4 capsules or tablets I take a day, every day, without fail, for the prevention of the gout crisis. Celery herb, seed, and root unapproved for therapeutic application, as far as Germany’s Commission E is concerned. Gout The Benefit of using Gout Out as a natural cure Indications (Brazilian Peppertree) — Adenopathy (f; CRC); Arthrosis (f; CRC); Atony (f; CRC); Bacteria (1; CRC); Bronchosis (f; CRC); Bruise (f; CRC); Cancer (f; HH2); Chill (f; CRC); Dermatosis (f; CRC); Diarrhea (f; CRC); Enterosis (f; CRC); Frigidity (f; CRC); Ganglion (f; CRC); Gout (f; CRC); Hemoptysis (f; CRC); Impotence (f; CRC); Infection (1; CRC; WOI); Pain (f; CRC); Rheumatism (f; CRC; WOI); Sciatica (f; CRC); Sore (f; CRC; HH2); Swelling Read More …

Graviola

From our list of ailments, see what Graviola can be used for: Anxiety Cancer Depression Mild Heart Disease Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stress Tension Worms Natural Remedies using Graviola Tension headaches are common during this period, but in some cases, migraines attacks occur with severe pain and vomiting. The patient suffers from breast tenderness, which is sometimes so severe that it is almost unbearable. There may also be abdominal bloating , accompanied in some cases, by odema of the ankles and hands. Some women resort to dieting to get rid of the abodminal bloating but this only leads to fatigue and depression. Others may experience a craving for sweet foods. Anxiety, Cancer, Depression Mild, Heart Disease, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Stress, Tension, Worms The Benefit of using Graviola as a natural cure Anxiety Cancer Depression Mild Heart Disease Nervous Conditions Restlessness Stress Tension Worms

Honeysuckle

From our list of ailments, see what Honeysuckle can be used for: Arthritis Detoxification Fever Headache Immunity Joint Pain Migraine Headaches Pain Natural Remedies using Honeysuckle Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Honeysuckle) — Class 1 (AHP). Not covered (KOM).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 Dosages (Japanese Honeysuckle) — Dosage in China: 9–15 g dried flowers in decoction, pills, powder, or poultice of the powder (Foster and Yue, 1992); 10 g flower/cup water (APA). I use a handful of stripped leaves (even in winter) and stripped winter buds of Forsythia, with some straggling antiviral blackberry and raspberry leaves in winter. When leaves are unavailable, rare in January in Maryland, I just use the twigs, knowing that they too are loaded with antiviral tannin. I boil them for some 5–10 minutes, then strain and add lemon juice or powdered lemonade and sweetener. In summer I dangerously add one cyanidiferous wild cherry leaf, and less dangerously lemonbalm, both also loaded with antiviral phytochemicals. Arthritis, Detoxification, Fever, Headache, Immunity, Joint Pain, Migraine Headaches, Pain The Benefit of using Honeysuckle as a natural cure Activities (Japanese Honeysuckle) — Antibacterial (1; APA; FAD); Antidote (f; DAA); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; Read More …

Maitake

From our list of ailments, see what Maitake can be used for: Diabetes Natural Remedies using Maitake Activates cells that attack cancer Research indi-cates that maitake can increase macrophages, natural killer cells, and T-cells, the cell types that surround and attack cancer cells. It also walls o? cancer cells until macrophages clear them from the body. Some research shows that it can inhibit or prevent the spread of tumors. Maitake mushrooms grow in clusters around the bases of dead or dying oak or maple trees. ey are variable in color, from pure white, to tan, brown, or gray, with curled, spoon-shaped caps. is fungus fruits in the fall. Some clusters can reach up to 50 pounds. Can also be cultivated using a mushroom growing kit. Diabetes The Benefit of using Maitake as a natural cure Activities (Maitake) — Antiaggregant (f; SKY); Hypotensive (f; SKY); Hypotriglyceridemic (f; SKY); Immunomodulator (f; SKY). Diabetes

Marshmallow Root

From our list of ailments, see what Marshmallow Root can be used for: Gastritis GERD Immunity Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidneys Sore Throat Ulcers Natural Remedies using Marshmallow Root You must always take marshmallow root powder with plenty of water (half a glass of water per teaspoon of powder). Mix a teaspoonful of the powder with some water, adding water gradually until the mixture reaches the consistency of runny custard, drink quickly and then drink a little more water to get rid of the taste. You can also mix a dose of powder with some yoghurt, which is a good way of giving it to children. Take this powder between meals for best effect. Ground ivy mixes well with the tinctures of elecampane, thyme and marshmallow root or liquorice root to treat lingering chest infections (see page 107). Gastritis, GERD, Immunity, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidneys, Sore Throat, Ulcers The Benefit of using Marshmallow Root as a natural cure 1.  You can use herb powder mixed with hot water into a thick paste; put it on a clean cloth (lint or gauze) and apply directly to the skin, provided the skin is not broken. Marshmallow root powder can be used in this way Read More …

Nettle

From our list of ailments, see what Nettle can be used for: Allergies Anaemia Anal Fissures Anemia Arthritis Asthma Bronchitis Chest Congestion Circulation Poor Colds and Flu Coughs Cystic Fibrosis Emphysema Fatigue Flu Virus Gallbladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Gout Hemorrhoids Inflammation Influenza Joint Pain Lactation Lungs Menstruation Excessive Piles Postnasal Drip Prostate Respiratory Problems Sinus Thyroid overactive Thyroid underactive Tuberculosis Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Yeast Infections Natural Remedies using Nettle So, should you collect from the wild at all? In my view, no. It is best to grow your own or to buy ready-dried or processed herbs from an ethical supplier. Unless you are absolutely sure that a particular plant is so abundant that what you take will make little difference, please do not collect from the wild. Wild habitats have become so fragile that even collecting seemingly common plants such as elderflower or nettle may be harmful to the local environment. Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, Read More …

Pancreatin

From our list of ailments, see what Pancreatin can be used for: Gas Swelling Issues Natural Remedies using Pancreatin Activities (Green Alder) — Abortifacient (f; DEM); Astringent (1; DEM); Carminative (f; DEM); Depurative (f; MIC); Emmenagogue (f; DEM); Hemostat (f; DEM); Insectifuge (f; DEM); Laxative (f; DEM; MIC); Tonic (f; DEM). Gas, Swelling Issues The Benefit of using Pancreatin as a natural cure Gas Swelling Issues

Parsley Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Parsley Leaf can be used for: Anaemia Anemia Blood Pressure Gall Bladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Halitosis Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Kidneys Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Parsley Leaf Diuretics such as corn silk, dandelion leaf, and parsley leaf increase kidney action to flush fluids that can reduce total blood volume, easing a heavy heart load. Anaemia, Anemia, Blood Pressure, Gall Bladder, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Halitosis, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Kidneys, Venereal Disease, Water Retention The Benefit of using Parsley Leaf as a natural cure Anaemia Anemia Blood Pressure Gall Bladder Genito-Urinary Ailments Halitosis Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hypertension Kidneys Venereal Disease Water Retention

Passion Flower

From our list of ailments, see what Passion Flower can be used for: ADD and ADHD Anxiety Blood Pressure Depression Mild Frigidity Headache Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Hyperactivity Hypertension Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Headaches Muscle Cramps/Spasms Muscle Soreness Nervous Conditions Pain PMS Restlessness Sexual Desire Impaired Sleeplessness Stress Tension Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Passion Flower Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Passionflower) — Class 1 (AHP). None known or reported (KOM; PIP; PH2; WAM). Large doses may result in CNS depression ( LRNP, May 1989). The same precautions suggested for MAOIs might be indicated here. Excessive doses may potentiate MAOI therapy (CAN). Because of harman and harmaline (uterine stimulants), its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (CAN). One report on humans detailed hypnotic sedative effects, but there were hints of hepatotoxicity and pancreatoxicity. ‘Content of harman alkaloids … must not exceed 0.01 percent” (KOM). Animal studies suggest motility inhibition (PHR). LD50 unspecified extracts = 3000–15,000 mg/kg; toxic dose ipr 500–900 mg/kg alcoholic and dry extracts (HH2). LD50 maltol 820 mg/kg scu mouse (HH2). Improves disposition Much time and many dollars have been spent researching the antidepressant qualities of St. Johns wort. It is classified as Read More …

Stone Root

From our list of ailments, see what Stone Root can be used for: Varicose Veins Natural Remedies using Stone Root FAY; KEB; PH2); Pancreatosis (1; KEB); Parasite (1; KEB); Pregnancy (f; APA); Rheumatism (f; MAD); Shingles (f; FAY); Sore (1; APA; CRC; DAA; FAY); Splenosis (f; MAD); Staphylococcus (f; FAY); Stomachache (f; APA); Stomatosis (1; FAY; FEL; KEB); Stone (f; AKT); Streptococcus (f; FAY); Swelling (f; FAY); Tenesmus (f; PH2); Toothache (f; APA; CRC; FAY); Trichomonas (1; AKT); Tumor (1; KEB); Ulcer (1; KEB); Uremia (1; AKT); Vaginosis (1; AKT; KEB); Virus (1; KEB); Water Retention (f; MAD); Worm (f; MAD); Wound (f; APA). Exanthema (f; MAD); Gonorrhea (f; MAD); Gout (f; HH2; PHR; PH2); Gravel (2; KOM; PIP; PH2); Halitosis (f; MAD); Hepatosis (f; PH2); Hydrocele (f; FEL); Inflammation (f; PH2); Itch (f; MAD); Jaundice (f; HH2); Kidney Stone (2; HHB; MAD; PHR; PH2); Leukorrhea (f; MAD); Nephrosis (2; HHB; KOM; MAD; PIP); Rheumatism (f; HHB; MAD; PHR; PH2); Scrofula (f; Varicose Veins The Benefit of using Stone Root as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sheep Sorrel) — Class 2d (AHP). Those with kidney stones should avoid this plant. Oxalates should be avoided by patients with Read More …

Tonkat Ali

From our list of ailments, see what Tonkat Ali can be used for: Cancer Sexual Desire Impaired Tension Natural Remedies using Tonkat Ali Activities (Red Maple) — Analgesic (f; DEM); Anemiagenic (1; ABS); Astringent (f; PH2); Collyrium (f; DEM); Depurative (f; DEM). Cancer, Sexual Desire Impaired, Tension The Benefit of using Tonkat Ali as a natural cure Cancer Sexual Desire Impaired Tension

Apple Pectin

From our list of ailments, see what Apple Pectin can be used for: Constipation Diarrhea Gastritis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Apple Pectin Not all vinegars are the same. Choose high quality types such as apple cider vinegar, which is high in nutritional value and complements the healing actions of the herbs. You can get as creative as you’d like with your choices, however, because there are many di?erent types of vinegars available, including some that are flavored. ese can add real pizazz to your next herbal experience. A paste made from the seeds of the radish is valuable in treating leucoderma. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in apple cider vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night. Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Travelers Diarrhea The Benefit of using Apple Pectin as a natural cure After a short fast, the patient may adopt an all fruit-diet for about a week. In this regimen , she should have three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple Read More …

Brazilian Guarana

From our list of ailments, see what Brazilian Guarana can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anxiety Depression Mild Diarrhea Fatigue Forgetfulness Genito-Urinary Ailments Headache Memory Migraine Headaches Nervous Conditions Obesity Restlessness Tension Urinary Tract Problems Venereal Disease Water Retention Natural Remedies using Brazilian Guarana Indications (Brazilian Peppertree) — Adenopathy (f; CRC); Arthrosis (f; CRC); Atony (f; CRC); Bacteria (1; CRC); Bronchosis (f; CRC); Bruise (f; CRC); Cancer (f; HH2); Chill (f; CRC); Dermatosis (f; CRC); Diarrhea (f; CRC); Enterosis (f; CRC); Frigidity (f; CRC); Ganglion (f; CRC); Gout (f; CRC); Hemoptysis (f; CRC); Impotence (f; CRC); Infection (1; CRC; WOI); Pain (f; CRC); Rheumatism (f; CRC; WOI); Sciatica (f; CRC); Sore (f; CRC; HH2); Swelling (1; CRC; HH2); Syphilis (f; CRC; WOI); Tendinitis (f; CRC); Tumor (f; CRC); Ulcer (f; CRC); Virus (1; CRC; WOI); Water Retention (1; HH2); Wound (f; CRC; HH2). Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Brazilian Peppertree) — Class 1, as ‘pink pepper.” GI irritant (AHP). Though toxic in quantity, sold as a spice (AHP). ‘Health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2) (but PH2 designates no specific quantified dosage! Alzheimers Disease, Anxiety, Depression Mild, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Headache, Memory, Migraine Headaches, Nervous Conditions, Read More …

Beet Root

From our list of ailments, see what Beet Root can be used for: Detoxification Jaundice Natural Remedies using Beet Root Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Beet) — ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Overdoses might cause hypocalcemia, kidney damage, and oxalate-toxicity (PH2). The diet should eliminate completely all animal proteins, except milk, as they not only lack in magnesium,but also rob the body of its own magnesium storage as well as of vitamin B6. Both these substances are needed in large amounts by epileptics. The best food sources of magnesium are raw nuts, seeds, soyabeans , green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, beet-tops etc. The patient should avoid all refined foods, fried and greasy food, sugar and products made with it, strong tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, condiments and pickles. Detoxification, Jaundice The Benefit of using Beet Root as a natural cure Arthritis : Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach. Dinner : A large bowl of fresh salad of green vegetables such as tomatoes,carrots, red beets, cabbage, cucumber with dressing of lemon juice and cold-pressed vegetable oil, all available sprouts such as alfalfa seeds mung beans, fresh butter Read More …

Cardamom

From our list of ailments, see what Cardamom can be used for: Gas Flatulence Nausea Vomiting Natural Remedies using Cardamom There are regional variations in the common uses of green cardamom. In India, it is most often used in savory dishes, while the Nordic countries prefer it in bread. Green cardamom is also used to add flavor to coffee and tea. Cardamom pods are the seeds of plants that were originally grown in India. While whole pods are available to the consumer, cardamom is most often used as a powder. Gas Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting The Benefit of using Cardamom as a natural cure Activities (Cardamom) — Abortifacient (f; KAB); Alexeteric (f; KAB); Antibacterial (1; PH2); Anticancer (1; APA); Antimutagenic (1; X7753104); Antinitrosating (1; X7753104); Antiseptic (f; PH2); Antispasmodic (1; APA; PNC); Antiviral (1; PH2); Aperitif (f; EFS; HHB; PH2); Aphrodisiac (f; APA); Cardiotonic (f; KAP); Carminative (1; APA; EFS; PNC; SUW); Cholagogue (2; KOM; PH2); Choleretic (1; PH2); CNS-Stimulant (1; FNF); Decongestant (1; FNF); Digestive (f; SKJ); Diuretic (f; EFS; SUW); Emmenagogue (f; KAB); Fungicide (f; PH2); Laxative (f; KAB; KAP); Secretolytic (1; PH2); Stimulant (1; APA; PNC; SUW); Stomachic (1; KAP; PNC; SUW); Tonic (f; KAP); Virustat (2; KOM). Read More …

Maca Root

From our list of ailments, see what Maca Root can be used for: Alzheimers Disease Anaemia Anemia Fatigue Forgetfulness Frigidity Impotence Memory Menopause Menstrual Problems PMS Sexual Desire Impaired Thyroid underactive Virility Natural Remedies using Maca Root Dosages (Maca) — Maca is traditionally eaten as food in the high Andes. For the herb market, Maca is dried and encapsulated. 300 mg root extract, standardized for 0.6% macamides and macaenes, in a 145 mg base of Maca root, 3 ×/day (NH); 500 mg root 3–6 ×/day (NH). Experimental animal doses: 75 mg root extract/kg (X11297856); 66.7 mg root extract/ml (X11561196); in fairly M Alzheimers Disease, Anaemia, Anemia, Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Frigidity, Impotence, Memory, Menopause, Menstrual Problems, PMS, Sexual Desire Impaired, Thyroid underactive, Virility The Benefit of using Maca Root as a natural cure Alzheimers Disease Anaemia Anemia Fatigue Forgetfulness Frigidity Impotence Memory Menopause Menstrual Problems PMS Sexual Desire Impaired Thyroid underactive Virility

Erba Mate

From our list of ailments, see what Erba Mate can be used for: Fatigue Natural Remedies using Erba Mate Not all vinegars are the same. Choose high quality types such as apple cider vinegar, which is high in nutritional value and complements the healing actions of the herbs. You can get as creative as you’d like with your choices, however, because there are many di?erent types of vinegars available, including some that are flavored. ese can add real pizazz to your next herbal experience. Herbs have been used as medicines around the world for millennia: they were the original medicine in all cultures and major civilisations. It is sad that, in many Western countries, the twentieth century saw herbal medicine being degraded to a complementary or alternative therapy, for it deserves a place in mainstream health care. Indeed Eastern countries, such as China, recognise the value of traditional medicine and incorporate it into their health care alongside their orthodox medicine. Fatigue The Benefit of using Erba Mate as a natural cure A low mood can be lifted with many herbs, but severe depression needs help from a health professional. If you try the measures below, either singly or in combination, Read More …

Fish Oils

From our list of ailments, see what Fish Oils can be used for: Strokes Natural Remedies using Fish Oils Most fish oil supplements contain roughly three-fifths EPA and two-fifths DHA. If you want a high-EPA supplement use Omega-Brite, which contains 90 percent EPA and 10 percent DHA. To enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fish oils take gamma-linolenic acid supplements. (See the following section.) DHA supplements made from algae may not have the anti-inflammatory effect of EPA, but they may provide other health benefits, such as improving memory. Fish oils actually help rebuild articular cartilage. Bruce Caterson, Ph.D., of Cardiff University, Wales, led a team of molecular biologists who discovered specifically why fish oils reduce inflammation and inhibit the breakdown of cartilage, one of the characteristics of osteoarthritis. Caterson first determined that chondrocytes, one of the key types of cells forming cartilage, readily absorbed alpha-linolenic acid (the parent omega-3 fatty acid) and displaced other fatty acids in the process. The same thing happened when he grew chondrocytes with EPA and DHA. But significantly, all of the omega-3 fatty acids deacti-vated ‘aggrecanases,” a family of enzymes known to break down cartilage. The omega-3 fatty acids also stopped the genetic programming that Read More …

Maca

From our list of ailments, see what Maca can be used for: Libido Postmenopausal Prostate Natural Remedies using Maca Activities (Maca) — Antiseptic (f; DAZ); Aphrodisiac (1; X11561196; X11297856); Cicatrizant (f; DAZ); Emmenagogue (f; DAZ); Lipogenic (1; X11048583); Memorigenic (f; EB55:255); Spermatogenic (1; X11561196); Tonic (f; X11297856); Vulnerary (f; DAZ). For desserts, one of the issues is not eating too much—a problem when you make or bake a dessert at home. It may be better to buy small amounts of ‘healthy” dessert items. Some possibilities include small amounts of Earthsong Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Walnut Whole Food Bars (www.earthsongwholefoods.com), Jennie’s Coconut Maca-roons (www.redmillfarms.com) bars, Nutiva Flax & Raisin bars (www.nutiva.com), and Hadley date rolls with almonds (www.hadley dates.com). Another possibility is a Van’s apple-cinnamon toaster waffle, with almond butter or banana slices and powdered cinnamon. Libido, Postmenopausal, Prostate The Benefit of using Maca as a natural cure So what do you do with your sweet tooth? Try eating more nuts, such as almonds, cashews, filberts, macadamias, and pistachios, as well as seeds, such as pumpkin seeds. Nuts and seeds are relatively high in fat, a mix of both linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, and their fat content provides a sweet taste. In particular, Read More …

MSM

From our list of ailments, see what MSM can be used for: Allergies Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Joint Pain Pain Natural Remedies using MSM Additional sulfur, also essential for cartilage formation, can be obtained in glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, or methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and small amounts of manganese can be obtained in a multimineral supplement. Several other nutrients may be especially helpful in healing injuries. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), 1,000 to 2,000 mg daily, has been found very effective in reducing muscle and joint pain. S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) stimulates the body’s production of collagen. Both nutrients likely work at least in part because they donate sulfur to key biochemical processes. In addition, the B vitamins have an analgesic effect and are required for the production of new, healthy cells. The Benefit of using MSM as a natural cure Published, controlled studies on MSM are limited, but more than fifty-five thousand studies have been published on a very similar molecule, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). Stanley Jacob, M.D., of Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, a pioneer in researching both substances, has found MSM very effective in reducing muscle and joint pain, interstitial cystitis (a type of very painful bladder inflammation), and even pollen allergies in some people. Read More …

Millk Thistle

From our list of ailments, see what Millk Thistle can be used for: Nausea Vomiting Natural Remedies using Millk Thistle Cystosis (f; CRC; WBB); Dandruff (f; WBB); Delirium (f; CRC; WBB); Dermatosis (f; CRC); Diaphragmosis (f; CRC); Diarrhea (f; WBB); Dyspnea (1; PH2; TRA); Dysuria (f; CRC; ZIM); Earache (f; CRC); Ecstacy (f; CRC); Emphysema (1; HHB); Enuresis (f; CRC); Epilepsy (f; CRC; HHB; PH2; WBB); Erotomania (f; CRC); Esophagosis (f; CRC); Felon (f; JLH); Fever (f; DEM); Fistula (f; CRC); Fits (f; WBB; ZUL); Flu (f; PHR; PH2); Fracture (f; VAG); Fungus (1; ZUL); Gas (f; CRC); Goiter (f; ZIM); Gout (1; WBB); Headache (1; VAG; WBB; ZUL); Heatstroke (f; CRC); Hemorrhoid (f; DEM; JFM; WBB); Hiccup (f; CRC); Hydrophobia (f; CRC); Hyperacidity (f; CRC); Hysteria (f; CRC; VAG; ZUL); Induration (f; CRC; JLH); Infection (1; VAG; ZUL); J Nausea, Vomiting The Benefit of using Millk Thistle as a natural cure Nausea Vomiting

Peppermint Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Peppermint Leaf can be used for: Anxiety Colds and Flu Depression Mild Diarrhea Digestion Poor Dizziness Chronic Dyspepsia Flu Virus Gall Bladder Gas Flatulence GERD Halitosis Headache Heart Disease Indigestion Influenza Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Migraine Headaches Motion Sickness Nausea Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stomach Upset Stress Tension Travelers Diarrhea Upset Stomach Vertigo Vomiting Worms Natural Remedies using Peppermint Leaf Fermented black tea not recommended for excess or long-term use (AHP). In excess can cause GI distress and nervous irritability (due to caffeine) (PNC). Caffeine syndrome in overindul-gence, as with coffee, etc. (SKY). All things in moderation. One woman who consumed the equivalent of 65 g tea leaves/day for 5 years exhibited liver dysfunction. Ascites and splenomegaly resolved after tea was discontinued (SHT). Pedersen, who does not cover conventional tea, says that peppermint leaf contains much astringent tannin, which can damage the liver and intestine with prolonged use (Pedersen, 1998). Since the more widely used tea ( Camellia sinensis) often contains twice as much tannin as peppermint, this recommendation should be doubly pertinent under tea, or maybe we should call these tannins by the more attractive names Anxiety, Colds and Flu, Depression Mild, Read More …

Safflower

From our list of ailments, see what Safflower can be used for: Anxiety Gall Bladder Insomnia Nervous Conditions Restlessness Sleeplessness Stress Tension Natural Remedies using Safflower Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is part of the omega-6 family, but it behaves more like an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. GLA is found in seeds, and nearly all supplemental forms are derived from borage, evening primrose, or black currant seeds. It constitutes about 20 percent of borage seed oil, 15 to 19 percent of black currant seed oil, and 9 percent of evening primrose seed oil. If you have been consuming vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, or soy, do not assume that your body has been converting its linoleic acid to GLA. Foods high in these oils are often high in trans fatty acids, which interfere with the conversion process. Dosages (Safflower) — 1 g flower in tea to 3 ×/day (HHB); 1–2 tsp fresh flower (PED); 2–3 g dry flower (PED); 3 g dry flower:15 ml alcohol/15 ml water (PED). Anxiety, Gall Bladder, Insomnia, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Stress, Tension The Benefit of using Safflower as a natural cure Do you or your significant other cook with corn, peanut, sunflower, safflower, or Read More …

Centaury

From our list of ailments, see what Centaury can be used for: Appetite Lack of Natural Remedies using Centaury Activities (Centaury) — Antiedemic (1; CAN); Antiinflammatory (1; PHR); Antimalarial (1; CAN); Antipyretic (1; CAN; PHR; PH2); Bitter (1; CAN; HHB; PHR); Secretagogue (1; PHR; PH2); Sedative (f; CAN); Sialagogue (1; PHR; PH2); Stomachic (f; CAN); Tonic (f; PNC). Also called European centaury, centaurium, century, feverwort, bitter herb, banwort, blood-wort, Christ’s ladder Family Gentianaceae Parts used Flowers, leaves, stems Appetite Lack of The Benefit of using Centaury as a natural cure Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Centaury) — Class 1, 2b (AHP; CAN). ‘In view of the lack of toxicity data, use of centaury during pregnancy and lactation is best avoided Dosages (Centaury) — 2–4 g herb as tea 3 ×/day (CAN); 1 g/cup tea (HHB); 1–2 g single dose; 3–6 g/day (HHB); 6 g/day (KOM); 2–4 ml (1:1 in 25% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN, PNC); 1–2 g extract (KOM; PHR). Aids the digestion Like gentian, centaury aids the digestion by helping the body secrete the appro-priate balance of gastric juices and enzymes. It also works on the gallbladder in releasing bile and supports the liver’s detoxification functions. Tonifies the body Read More …

Arnica Flower Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Arnica Flower Oil can be used for: Pain Natural Remedies using Arnica Flower Oil Arnica is not suitable for internal use as it can be quite toxic, unless it is in a homeopathic form. For the same reason you should not apply it to open wounds and cuts, as too much arnica can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, applying the ointment well away from the cut is acceptable: keep a 2-3cm gap between the margin of the cut and the cream application, and apply arnica in a thinner layer than you would to unbroken skin, where it can be applied quite liberally. There is little point in applying arnica to injuries that are more than one day old – arnica is very much a first-aid item that must be applied as soon as possible after the injury to prevent local haemorrhage and swelling. Many common problems associated with joints and muscles can be safely treated at home, and herbs can offer a lot in terms of pain and inflammation control. However, some of the recommended remedies need to be used in a specific way, otherwise they can be potentially harmful (for Read More …