Yohimbe Bark

zedoary, also known as white turmeric and kentjur, is native to india and indonesia. as with turmeric, the rhizome or root is the most valued part of the plant that is consumed. learn more about zeodary. frigidity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, virility the benefit of using yohimbe bark as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wild yam) – class 1. large doses of tincture are emetic (ahp). while the medicinal yams may be so rich in saponins as to be distasteful, overconsumption is not to be recommended. reichert (1996) reports gi distress in volunteers taking high doses of wild yam, after saying that the investigators (araghiniknam et al, 1996) he was reviewing “noted no adverse effects.” gruenwald warns that overdoses could lead to picrotoxin-like poisonings due to dioscorin (phr). diosgenin may reduce antiinflammatory effects of indomethacin (ph2). may be additively estrogenic with true estrogen (ph2). use may be inappropriate in hormonal disorders (wam). use during pregnancy not advised (wam). -frigidity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-virility- Read More …

Yellow Dock

by 1980 investigators suspected a link between serotonin and eating disorders. this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (prozac) sometimes produced a side effect of weight loss. later studies showed that serotonin-enhancing drugs helped overeaters reduce snacking and lose weight; now the ssris are being increasingly prescribed to suppress appetite in people who want to lose weight. acne, anaemia, anemia, bowels, cirrhosis of the liver, cystic fibrosis, gallbladder, liver, pimples, urinary the benefit of using yellow dock as a natural cure the main causes of leucoderma are excessive mental worry, chronic or acute gastric disorder, impaired hepatic function such as jaundice, worms or other parasites in the alimentary canal, ailments like typhoid which affect the gastrointestinalm tract, defective perspirative mechanism and burn injuries. often the hormone secreting glands are involved in this disorder. heredity is also a causative factor and about 30 per cent of patients have a family history of the disorder. treats hypothyroidism and goiter contemporary herbalists phyllis light and matthew wood use black walnut in the treatment of hypothyroidism and goiter. seminal fluid is rich in lecithin. because of its loss from the body, its need for men is regarded as specially great. its use is also considered valuable in minimising pre-menstrual and menopausal tension. -acne-anaemia-anemia-bowels-cirrhosis of the liver-cystic fibrosis-gallbladder-liver-pimples-urinary- dosages (rose-of-sharon) – 3-9 g dry flowers, 30-60 g fresh flowers (fay). 3-9 g dry bark; 30-60 g fresh root (fay). Read More …

Yellow Dock Rock

activities (cottontree) – antipyretic ; laxative ; sedative ; stimulant . jaundice the benefit of using yellow dock rock as a natural cure one of the most ideal ways to start with a clean slate when it comes to health is to do cleansing. as its name suggests, this means the removal of as much wastes as you can from the body, especially that nasty fecal matter that has been lodged in the intestine for too long. the most important rule about the fitness plan is to start with very light exercise and to increase the effort in gradual and easy stages. the sense of well-being will begin almost immediately. by 1980 investigators suspected a link between serotonin and eating disorders. this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (prozac) sometimes produced a side effect of weight loss. later studies showed that serotonin-enhancing drugs helped overeaters reduce snacking and lose weight; now the ssris are being increasingly prescribed to suppress appetite in people who want to lose weight. -jaundice- serotonin levels are increased during the intake of addictive substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, certain narcotics, and caffeine. when individuals attempt to kick these habits, they often develop a chemical withdrawal syndrome when serotonin levels plummet. Read More …

Yellow Root

i often sit in my living room, looking out the window, watching the giant cedars and firs sway in the breeze. i particularly love windy days, as the air circulates around and through these magnifi-cent beings. i can almost see them breathing fully and freely, as the forceful air fortifies them and causes old leaves and limbs to drop, perhaps all for the best. in chinese medicine, we always look at nature as a reflection of the human condition, and to me, these trees present a great image of the human respiratory system-like giant lungs that breathe in and out the life breath of our world. nausea the benefit of using yellow root as a natural cure -nausea- Read More …

Yellow Dock Root

activities (cottontree) – antipyretic ; laxative ; sedative ; stimulant . detoxification, diaper rash, eczema, gall bladder, hives, itching, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, tetters, wounds the benefit of using yellow dock root as a natural cure one of the most ideal ways to start with a clean slate when it comes to health is to do cleansing. as its name suggests, this means the removal of as much wastes as you can from the body, especially that nasty fecal matter that has been lodged in the intestine for too long. the most important rule about the fitness plan is to start with very light exercise and to increase the effort in gradual and easy stages. the sense of well-being will begin almost immediately. by 1980 investigators suspected a link between serotonin and eating disorders. this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (prozac) sometimes produced a side effect of weight loss. later studies showed that serotonin-enhancing drugs helped overeaters reduce snacking and lose weight; now the ssris are being increasingly prescribed to suppress appetite in people who want to lose weight. -detoxification-diaper rash-eczema-gall bladder-hives-itching-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-tetters-wounds- serotonin levels are increased during the intake of addictive substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, certain narcotics, and caffeine. when individuals attempt to kick these habits, they often develop a chemical withdrawal syndrome when serotonin levels plummet. Read More …

Yohimbe

zedoary, also known as white turmeric and kentjur, is native to india and indonesia. as with turmeric, the rhizome or root is the most valued part of the plant that is consumed. learn more about zeodary. impotence the benefit of using yohimbe as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wild yam) – class 1. large doses of tincture are emetic (ahp). while the medicinal yams may be so rich in saponins as to be distasteful, overconsumption is not to be recommended. reichert (1996) reports gi distress in volunteers taking high doses of wild yam, after saying that the investigators (araghiniknam et al, 1996) he was reviewing “noted no adverse effects.” gruenwald warns that overdoses could lead to picrotoxin-like poisonings due to dioscorin (phr). diosgenin may reduce antiinflammatory effects of indomethacin (ph2). may be additively estrogenic with true estrogen (ph2). use may be inappropriate in hormonal disorders (wam). use during pregnancy not advised (wam). -impotence- Read More …

Yucca

collect the rendered juice and measure it. divide this volume by 3 to determine the appropriate amount of brandy to add for preservation (add brandy to equal one-third of the juice volume). add the brandy and agitate the mixture well to mix. pour into a jar, seal, and let sit for 4 days. then strain with very fine cheese-cloth-succus can produce excessive amounts of sludge after settling. pour the succus into a bottle, add a label, and store it in a cool, dark place. can be stored for several years. 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 dosages (boldo) – 1-2 tsp (2-3 g) dry leaf/cup water (apa); 3 g dry leaf/day (kom); 4.5 g dry leaf/day (phr; ph2); 1-2 g leaf (hhb); 60-200 mg as tea, 3 ×/day (can); 0.1-0.3 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 45% alcohol) 3 ×/day (can); 0.5-2 ml tincture (1:10 in 60% alcohol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-5 g tincture or elixir (hhb); 5 drops boldo oil for urogenitary problems (gmh). synonyms: m. alba f. tatarica ser., m. alba var. constantinopolitana loudon, m. alba var. multicaulis (perr.) loudon, m. indica l., m. multicaulis perr. dosages (tienchi) – 1-3 g powdered root/day (apa); 2-9 g dry root/day or 4-18 ml fluid extract (1:2); higher doses for severe bleeding and trauma (keb). -arthritis-blood pressure-cholesterol-cirrhosis of the liver-detoxification-diabetes-gas flatulence-gastritis-gout-inflammation-joint pain-kidneys-liver-migraine-stomach- activities (curryleaf) – alexeteric ; analgesic ; anthelminthic ; antibacterial ; antibilious ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antiulcer ; astringent ; carminative ; hypertensive ; hypoglycemic ; immunostimulant ; laxative ; phagocytotic ; protisticide ; stomachic ; tonic . Read More …

Wood Betony

activities (hwema) – analgesic ; anesthetic ; antiacetylcholinesterase ; antiadrenergic ; antidote ; antiserotonin ; antispasmodic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; cns-active ; cns-stimulant ; convulsant ; curare ; hypoglycemic ; hypotensive ; piscicide ; sedative ; sympatholytic ; vasodilator . headache, migraine headaches the benefit of using wood betony as a natural cure sometimes growing and drying herbs in hot countries and then transporting them to the uk is more energy efficient than cultivating such herbs locally, especially if they require hothouses. leukoderma ; leukorrhea ; liver ; longevity ; lung ; lupus ; lymphatic insufficiency ; malaria ; measles ; miscarriage ; mycosis ; nephrosis ; nervousness ; neuralgia ; neurosis g lunch : a bowl of freshly prepared steamed vegetables using salt, vegetable oil and butter for seasoning, one or two slices of whole grain bread or chappatis and a glass of butter-milk. -headache-migraine headaches- the cause of dysentery, according to modern medical system, is germ infection. the germs, which are supposed to cause dysentery only develop in colon as a result of putrefaction there of excessive quantities of animal protein food, fried substance, over-spices foods and hard to digest fatty substances. the real cause of dysentery is thus dietary indiscretion and eating of excessive amounts of flesh food in hot weather or tropical climate unsuited to the digestion of such foods. other causes include debility, fatigue, chill, lowered vitality, intestinal disorders and overcrowding under insanitary conditions. Read More …

Wintergreen

let’s try to forget weight, weight charts, and bmi; instead, let’s look for a lack of fitness. if you appear to be a mass of fat; if you find yourself weak, easily exhausted, and short of breath when you walk any distance on flat terrain, much less uphill; if you find that your skin hangs heavily away from the muscle that should be beneath it, you are probably obese or well on the way to it. headache, migraine headaches, muscle pain, pain the benefit of using wintergreen as a natural cure constituents, uterine stimulation, and reputed affect on the menstrual cycle, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided. ingestion or application of mitogenic berries (roots agglutinating but not mitogenic) to broken skin may induce hematologic changes and eosinophilia. overdose of tea may cause abdominal cramps, diplopia, drowsiness, hematachezia, hematemesis, hypotension, tachycardia, vertigo, watery diarrhea, and weakness. poke root may also induce convulsions, dyspnea, spasms, and death (can; fel). although imbalances in fatty acids cause much of a body’s overactive inflammatory response, we need to know why imbalances occur. the answer is that most people no longer eat many health-promoting and anti-inflammatory foods. instead, they eat foods that actually stoke the fires of inflammation. these are very convenient to use. they usually contain either a finely powdered herb or freeze-dried extract. the quality is often an issue – use only well-known brands or purchase directly from a herbal practitioner. -headache-migraine headaches-muscle pain-pain- activities (perilla) – aldose-reductase-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antidote, crab ; antidote, fish ; antimelanomic ; antinephrotic ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; carminative Read More …

White Willow Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. colds and flu, headache, lower back pain, migraine headaches, obesity, pain the benefit of using white willow bark as a natural cure 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). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -colds and flu-headache-lower back pain-migraine headaches-obesity-pain- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Wild Cherry Bark

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (chaulmoogra) – not covered (ahp). overdoses may induce cns ups and downs, cramping, dyspnea, headache, myalgia, nausea, nephrosis, respiratory problems, and visual disorders (mad). colds and flu, coughs the benefit of using wild cherry bark as a natural cure -colds and flu-coughs- Read More …

Willow

because of abortifacient and uterine activity caused by the thujone in the oil, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided. contact dermatosis has been documented. may interfere with hypoglycemic and liver therapy. therapeutic window only 2:5 (cf digitalis 1:2) (can). “the potential toxicity of this plant outweighs its benefits.” the lethal dosage is approximately 15-30 angina, arthritis, toothache the benefit of using willow as a natural cure 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. food combining is designed to facilitate easier digestion. the chart in table i, represents diagramatically food combining rules in an easy-to-follow method. accompanying this chart are the lists of food in their correct classification. as we have seen, treatment with the serotonin reuptake inhibitors can cause many side effects. in one study of 64 women who were treated with fluoxetine for pms, 17% reported sexual dysfunction. it’s no wonder women are seeking an alternative treatment. -angina-arthritis-toothache- “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). Read More …

Wild Yam

obese women are far more likely to have menstrual irregularities and difficulties in achieving conception than women of normal weight. if pregnancy is accomplished, the incidence of miscarriage, diabetes, toxemia, and hypertension is much more likely to complicate the gestation period. arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver, colic, cramps, dyspepsia, frigidity, gall bladder, impaired sexual desire, indigestion, jaundice, joint pain, liver, menopause, menstrual problems, nausea, pms, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, vomiting the benefit of using wild yam as a natural cure 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. dozens of studies by japanese researchers-avid drinkers of green tea-have shown that catechins can prevent free-radical damage to cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. population-based studies have shown that tea drinkers have a lower than average risk of heart disease, stroke, and several cancers, including esophageal, stomach, and lung cancers. always label the mixed tinctures with the ingredients and the date – you can keep the multiple compound tincture for up to a year. -arthritis-cirrhosis of the liver-colic-cramps-dyspepsia-frigidity-gall bladder-impaired sexual desire-indigestion-jaundice-joint pain-liver-menopause-menstrual problems-nausea-pms-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-vomiting- although there has not been any research on the protective roles of omega-3 fish oils or gamma-linolenic acid in dental inflammation, supplements would likely have benefits. in addition, zinc supplements might promote healing of injured tissues. calcium and magnesium might help maintain normal bone, and one study has found that glucosamine and chrondoitin reduce symptoms of tmj disease when the joint is affected. Read More …

Willow Bark

as we have seen, treatment with the serotonin reuptake inhibitors can cause many side effects. in one study of 64 women who were treated with fluoxetine for pms, 17% reported sexual dysfunction. it’s no wonder women are seeking an alternative treatment. arthritis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, fever, genito-urinary ailments, inflammation, joint pain, muscle cramps spasms, muscle soreness, pain, sciatica, urinary tract problems, venereal disease the benefit of using willow bark as a natural cure dozens of studies by japanese researchers-avid drinkers of green tea-have shown that catechins can prevent free-radical damage to cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. population-based studies have shown that tea drinkers have a lower than average risk of heart disease, stroke, and several cancers, including esophageal, stomach, and lung cancers. a variety of spices and herbs adds a palette of flavors to foods. but the benefits of basil, oregano, garlic, and other spices and herbs go beyond taste. culinary herbs are rich in antioxidant flavonoids and natural cox-2 place the little cone, entering from widest end (bottom) of the percolation bottle, into the narrow neck, pointed side toward the cap end. it might help to run a little distilled water through the bottle to help the cone filter stick to the sides. the cone should be smooth, flush on all sides, pointed directly down, and centered. -arthritis-backache-carpal tunnel syndrome-fever-genito-urinary ailments-inflammation-joint pain-muscle cramps spasms-muscle soreness-pain-sciatica-urinary tract problems-venereal disease- lack of pantothenic acid, b vitamin in particular, leads to extreme fatigue as deficiency of this vitamin is associated with exhaustion of the adrenal glands. Read More …

Yarrow

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. pms the benefit of using yarrow as a natural cure although 5-htp is a safe alternative to serotonin-enhancing drugs, several other compounds that increase serotonin have received some very bad press. the first of these was tryptophan, the amino acid precursor to 5-htp. during the 1970s and 1980s, this compound was the subject of many studies that found it to be as effective as the tricyclic compounds for treating serotonin dysfunctions. the tryptophan used in supplements was manufactured in japan through a process of bacterial fermentation. however, a bad batch of tryptophan, which contained a contaminant, was released by a single japanese producer. this contaminant caused breakout of a terrible disorder called eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (ems). as a result, the fda banned the sale of all tryptophan in the american health food market. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (mistletoe) – class 2d. contraindicated in protein hypersensitivity and chronic progressive infections such as aids and tuberculosis. do not exceed recommended dose (2.5 g infused in cold water 10-12 hours, up to 2 ×/day) (ahp).”hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). “the drug is non-toxic with peroral administration” (ph2), and perhaps orally inefficacious too (bru). fatalities questionably reported from children ingesting berries (crc). commission e reports herb permitted only for parenteral injection. contraindications: hypersensitivity to proteins, chronic progressive infections (e.g., tuberculosis); adverse effects: allergic and other reactions. also reported the viscotoxins are not absorbed orally and may have necrotizing effects in higher doses (aeh). can cautions that m for prevention of anaemia, it is essential to take the entire b-complex range which includes b12, as well as the natural foods mentioned above. eating lacto-avo products, which are complete proteins, and which also contain vitamin b12 is good insurance against the disease. brewer’s yeast is a good source of complete protein. -pms- due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). Read More …

Wormwood

nutritional measures are most vital in the treatment of fatigue. studies reveal that people who eat small mid-meals suffer less from fatigue and nervousness, think more clearly and are more efficient than those who eat only three meals daily. these mid-meals should consist of fresh or dried fruits, fresh fruit or vegetable juices, raw vegetables or small sandwich of whole grain bread. the mid-meal should be small and less food should be consumed at regular meals. they should be taken at specified time such as 11 a.m. , 4 p.m. and before retiring to bed. worms the benefit of using wormwood as a natural cure the following is the suggested diet for persons suffering from hypertension or some disorder of the heart : crc); toothache ; tuberculosis ; tumor ; ulcer ; ulcus cruris ; urethrosis ; urinary discharge ; uterosis ; varicosis ; vd ; virus ; water retention ; wound . the example mix in the box shows one of the possible combinations. remember that this formula may not suit your individual situation. -worms- due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). Read More …

Witch Hazel

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 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 the benefit of using witch hazel as a natural cure place aromatic plants, such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, and lemon balm, along your walkway. these are all naturally antiseptic and help clear away germs as you and your kids enter your home. kids love to brush their hands along the herbs as they walk to the door. also, certain medicines may help to control behavioral symptoms of a alzheimers disease, such as sleepless ness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, and depression. treating these symptoms often makes patients more comfortable and makes their care easier for care-givers. supplemental 5-htp has been used in europe for some of these secondary symptoms with a degree of success. activities (prickly pear) – analgesic ; astringent ; diuretic ; emollient ; sedative . -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- of course there is also an overlap between culinary and medicinal herbs. you may grow certain herbs primarily for cooking and resort to their medicinal use only occasionally. herbs in this category include garlic, dill, fennel, sage, thyme, peppermint, lavender and rosemary. Read More …

White Oak Bark

anal fissures, asthma, cholesterol, constipation, diabetes, dizziness, excessive menstruation, flu virus, hair, hemorrhoids, joint pain, piles, tinnitus the benefit of using white oak bark as a natural cure -anal fissures-asthma-cholesterol-constipation-diabetes-dizziness-excessive menstruation-flu virus-hair-hemorrhoids-joint pain-piles-tinnitus- Read More …

Wheat Grass

the difference between an ordinary cold and flu is a question of severity of symptoms. flu is caused by specific influenza viruses, strains of which can be quite virulent. people with flu usually experience high fever, severe coughing, muscle ache, headache and nausea. they often feel very weak, virtually unable to drag themselves out of bed. flu usually lasts longer than a cold, and can leave you exhausted and depressed for weeks afterwards. flu can be a serious disease and requires vigorous treatment. antioxidant, cancer, digestion, flu virus, tooth decay the benefit of using wheat grass as a natural cure 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 acid reflux can happen to anyone: to your baby, wife, husband, daughter, son, acquaintance. it may be so common that it’s easily passed off as something “normal”. but we know now that it isn’t. moreover, as long as we continue to ignore it and not seek treatment, it will continue to haunt us over and over again. the condition can easily get worse, and before we know it, we are on the verge of suffering from a serious digestive-system-related illness. after the all-fruit diet, the patient can gradually adopt a well- balanced diet. emphasis should be on raw foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables ; sprouted seeds, raw nuts and whole grain cereals, particularly millet and brown rice. further short periods on the all-fruits diet for three days or so may be necesssary at a monthly interval, till the skin’s condition improves. -antioxidant-cancer-digestion-flu virus-tooth decay- selenium and vitamin e are synergistic and the two together are stronger than the sum of the equal parts. selenium slows down ageing and hardening of tissues through oxidation. males seem to have a greater need for this mineral. nearly half of the total supply in the body is concentrated in the testicles and in the seminal ducts adjacent to the prostate gland. Read More …

White Kidney Bean

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. constipation, diabetes, obesity the benefit of using white kidney bean as a natural cure 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). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -constipation-diabetes-obesity- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Valerian

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). add and adhd, anxiety and stress, concentration, digestion, insomnia, mood, postmenopausal the benefit of using valerian as a natural cure 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. dosages (agar) – 4-16 g 1-2 ×/day (ahp); 4-16 g in 1-4 doses (hhb); 1-2 tsp powdered agar, always with liquid, 1-3 ×/day (ph2). crc); cold ; colic ; conjunctivosis ; constipation ; corn ; cough ; cystosis ; dermatosis ; diarrhea ; dropsy ; dyscrasia ; dysentery ; dyslactea ; dysmenorrhea ; dysuria ; eczema ; emaciation (f; b -add and adhd-anxiety and stress-concentration-digestion-insomnia-mood-postmenopausal- relying heavily on auxiliary respiratory muscles is a mistake for several reasons. firstly, this exhausts and stresses these muscles, which produces stress, inflammation, and other problems in the body. secondly, using auxiliary respiratory muscles as your main mode of breathing increases the likelihood of hyperventilation. Read More …

White Birch Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. genito-urinary ailments, venereal disease the benefit of using white birch bark as a natural cure 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). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -genito-urinary ailments-venereal disease- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Watercress

contraindicated in uterorrhagia. doses >2-4 g may cause diarrhea and nephrosis. french permit only external application (ahp). undiluted tincture may produce burning and local irritation (aeh).

acne, anaemia, anemia, detoxification, diaper rash, pimples, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, tetters, water retention, wounds

the benefit of using watercress as a natural cure

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (galanga) – class 1, but giving it the same common name as alpinia galanga, greater galangal (ahp). not covered, at least under the generic name kaempferia (efs; kom; ph2).

synonyms: i. barbigera sweet, pharbitis hederacea (jacq.) choisy i fear ph2 may have gone generic without telling us so. i do not find this species in my chinese book, although many species are cosmopolitan. so many of the ph2 entries may not necessarily apply to this species.

antioxidants such as vitamins e, c, and others often have been described as “antiaging” nutrients because they quench many of the excess free radicals. consuming a lot of vegetables and fruits and taking antioxidant supplements strengthen the body’s defenses against free radicals. antioxidants also have potent anti-inflammatory properties.

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contraindications, interactions, and side effects (bloodroot) – class 2b. may cause nausea and vomiting. powerful emesis may result from doses as low as 1 g (ahp) (0.03 g; i.e., 30 mg) (phr). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but ph2 Read More …

Vitamin D

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). crohns the benefit of using vitamin d 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 capsicum extract (0.5 µg capsaicin/kg body weight; that would be 50 µg (micrograms) for this 100-kilo rat) to hamsters has been reported toxic (can). the oral ld50 in rats is 190 mg/kg (can). the oral ld50 97-294 in mice is such that led tad to calculate that for me, a 220-lb (100 kg) rat, i’d need to ingest some 135 to 415 ounces of hot pepper. no way (tad). capsicum may interfere with blood pressure medicines and maois (can). paprika and/or capsicum may speed other medications (reading that, i went and tried a mixture of grapefruit juice with black pepper and tabasco, three well known potentiators of medications). interesting. contraindications, indications, and side effects (dogwood) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). warning: as with hard toothbrushes, chewing sticks of dogwood can cause receding gums (fad). contraindications, interactions, and side effects (heavenly bamboo) – not covered (ahp; kom; ph2). respiratory paralysis reported for children overdosing on fruits (fay). -crohns- activities (cacao) – allergenic ; antibacterial ; antioxidant ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; Read More …

Valerian Root Inositol

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). add and adhd the benefit of using valerian root inositol as a natural cure 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. dosages (agar) – 4-16 g 1-2 ×/day (ahp); 4-16 g in 1-4 doses (hhb); 1-2 tsp powdered agar, always with liquid, 1-3 ×/day (ph2). crc); cold ; colic ; conjunctivosis ; constipation ; corn ; cough ; cystosis ; dermatosis ; diarrhea ; dropsy ; dyscrasia ; dysentery ; dyslactea ; dysmenorrhea ; dysuria ; eczema ; emaciation (f; b -add and adhd- relying heavily on auxiliary respiratory muscles is a mistake for several reasons. firstly, this exhausts and stresses these muscles, which produces stress, inflammation, and other problems in the body. secondly, using auxiliary respiratory muscles as your main mode of breathing increases the likelihood of hyperventilation. Read More …

Valerian Root

anxiety, blood pressure, chronic dizziness, cramps, depression mild, diarrhea, 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 the benefit of using valerian root as a natural cure -anxiety-blood pressure-chronic dizziness-cramps-depression mild-diarrhea-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- Read More …

White Pine Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. add and adhd, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, hardening of the arteries, hyperactivity the benefit of using white pine bark as a natural cure 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). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -add and adhd-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-bronchitis-hardening of the arteries-hyperactivity- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Turmeric

there is no benefit to be had by excessively slowing the inhalation. however, if you consciously slow the inhalation just slightly, you can gain finer control and awareness of the movement. this will allow you to smooth the inhalation and focus the effort on the diaphragm. so, as part of a practice of slightly slowing the breath, experiment with gently slowing the inhalation so that it is smooth and controlled. a normal, healthy, smooth inhalation should last no longer than two to three seconds. it is a short, gentle, small movement that uses only the diaphragm. the chest should remain still and relaxed. 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 inflammation is the main feature of arthritis, which is a reaction of the joint tissues to some form of damage or injury. decoction 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, simmer 10 to 12 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 10 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day activities (burr marigold) – antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; aperient ; astringent ; choleretic ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; hemostat ; narcotic ; sedative . -anti-inflammatory-arthritis-cancer-candida-cardiovascular-colitis-crohns-detox-eye issues-joint pain-pain-skin issues-smoking reduction-yeast- quadrangular -shaped stems are covered with short hairs, as are the gray- green leaves, which are intensely aromatic, oval, to 3 inches long. flowers are blue, lilac, or white, borne in racemes. sage is typically cultivated in the garden. perennial. propagate stem cuttings in early spring. grow in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil, full sun to part shade. zones 5-8. Read More …

Turmeric Root

obesity : lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and carrot. arthritis, backache, bruises, carpal tunnel syndrome, cholesterol high, cirrhosis of the liver, gall bladder, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, gerd, gout, inflammation, insect bites stings, joint pain, lack of appetite, liver, menstrual problems, muscle cramps spasms, muscle soreness, nausea, obesity, pain, poor circulation, sciatica, ulcers, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, vomiting the benefit of using turmeric root as a natural cure -arthritis-backache-bruises-carpal tunnel syndrome-cholesterol high-cirrhosis of the liver-gall bladder-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-gerd-gout-inflammation-insect bites stings-joint pain-lack of appetite-liver-menstrual problems-muscle cramps spasms-muscle soreness-nausea-obesity-pain-poor circulation-sciatica-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-vomiting- Read More …

Usk

slender, square, upright stems, 6 to 18 inches. rough, hairy, lanceolate leaves are 2 to 3 inches long. purple- red flowers are borne on a terminal spike. grows in thickets and dry open woods. perennial. grow in any soil, sun to part shade. zones 4-9. colon the benefit of using usk as a natural cure a tincture is the best way to take this herb. in my experience the dosage can vary a lot depending on how sensitive a particular individual is. my general advice is to try the minimum dose to begin with, but if you don’t notice the effect after half an hour take another minimum dose. next time you use valerian you can try the larger dose straight away. if you feel tired after a dose, you have taken too much (unless you use it as a sleep remedy). i recommend that you use a concentrated tincture: 1:1 strength. activities (chaulmoogra) – anthelminthic ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; cns-depressant ; cns-stimulant ; cyanogenic ; emetic ; laxative ; lipolytic ; parasiticide ; piscicide ; sedative . contraindications, indications, and side effects (dodo) – classed as a narcotic hallucinogen (?). “the caustic latex can cause permanent blindness if introduced into the eyes” (crc). -colon- cream of tartar can stabilize the texture of eggs and cream, help vegetables retain their color while cooking, and act as a thickener. it can also be used in recipes that call for baking soda, as it helps to increase the activity of the soda. Read More …

Topical lemon balm

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. herpes the benefit of using topical lemon balm 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 olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -herpes- 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 Read More …

Topical Tea Tree Oil

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. athletes foot, infection the benefit of using topical tea tree 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 olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -athletes foot-infection- 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 Read More …

Topical Garlic

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. boils the benefit of using topical garlic 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 olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -boils- 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 Read More …

Uva Ursi

organs or systems affected liver, lungs, cardio-vascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems therapeutic actions astringent, stimulant, alterative, tonic nature pungent, bitter, warm, dry plant constituents triterpenes, flavonoids, resins, phenols, myricinic acids, tannic and gallic acids, gum, wax anuria, cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, gout, heart disease, kidneys, prostate, swelling, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using uva ursi as a natural cure using herbs successfully is not a matter of using fixed prescriptions: you will need to learn to make individual choices for individual problems and individual people. it is not difficult – this book does not require you to learn about hundreds of herbs; on the contrary, i suggest that you rely on as few herbs as possible. but even faced with a small choice it is important that you select the best possible herb(s) for a given situation. lovage is a tall, perennial herb native the uk and used as a culinary and medicinal herb. learn more about lovage. e symptoms of digestive imbalance often result from one or a combination of a few issues: eating under stress, inadequately preparing the body for food, chewing too quickly, and, most commonly, poor food choices. while you are -anuria-cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-gout-heart disease-kidneys-prostate-swelling-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-yeast infections- any successful method of diabetes treatment should aim at removal of the actual cause of the disease and building up of the whole health-level of the patient. diet plays a vital role in such a treatment. the primary dietary consideration for a diabetic patient is that he should be a strict lacto-vegetarian and take a low-calorie, low-fat, alkaline diet of high quality natural foods. fruits, nuts and vegetables, whole meal bread and dairy products form a good diet for the diabetic. Read More …

Turkey Rhubarb Root

synonyms: m. aquatica var. crispa (l.) benth., m. cordifolia opiz ex fresen., m. crispa l., m. spicata var. ciliata druce, m. spicata var. crispa (benth.) danert, m. spicata var. viridis l., mentha viridis (l.) l. menstrual problems the benefit of using turkey rhubarb root as a natural cure in a nutshell…yes! facial yoga does indeed have the capacity and also the potential to repair the focus of one’s eyes and to provide them with the required rest after staring at the back lit computer screen for such a long time. as such, facial yoga is excellent for office workers or just anyone at all who has to or is fond of looking at the computer screen for such a long time. a lot of people probably have not even heard of facial yoga because it is something that one normally does not think of when the word “yoga” is thrown around! teas are typically tolerated well by most people, and they have one distinct advantage over some other applications: they are absorbed and processed through the gastrointestinal system. erefore, if you want to treat problems with the mouth, stomach, small or large intestines, kidneys, or bladder, drinking herbal tea will move the herbs directly to the a?ected tissues. for stomach upsets or bladder infections, for example, herbal tea will pass through the a?ected organs to support them as needed. now at each step along the way messages were sent all over the body via the nerves, to and from the brain, to and from the eyes, to and from various muscles-literally millions of messages just to get that apple into the mouth, not to mention chewing it up, swallowing it, and, yes, even digesting it. and every nerve impulse had to be transmitted across junctions between the nerve endings and the organs or the muscles those nerve impulses stimulated. enter our hero, serotonin! -menstrual problems- diet is of utmost importance in such a scheme of treatment. in fact the problems at menopause are often much more severe than that at puberty largely because the diet has been deficient for many years prior to its onset, in many nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins d, e and pantothenic acid. Read More …

Thyme

assists in breast milk production blessed this-tle has been used for centuries to activate the mammary glands to increase breast milk supply. research indicates it is still one of the most com – monly chosen herbs for this use. galactagogues, or herbs that increase breast milk supply, work by increasing the hormone prolactin in the body, therefore increasing milk production. asthma, bacterial infections, bronchitis, chest congestion, copd, depression mild, emphysema, fungal infections, gas flatulence, gastritis, indigestion, lungs, poor digestion, postnasal drip, sinus, stomach upset, tooth decay, tuberculosis, upset stomach, yeast infections the benefit of using thyme as a natural cure because of the anthraquinones, nonstandardized preparations should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation (can). “anthraquinones may be secreted into breast milk.” also contraindicated in arthrosis, hemorrhoids, and nephropathy (can), intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown causes, any enterosis (appendicitis, colitis, crohns disease, and irritable bowel syndrome), hemorrhoids, nephropathy, menstruation (ahp), and urethrosis (can). not for use in cases of diarrhea or abdominal pain. discontinue use if diarrhea or watery stools occur. consult a health care provider in cases of pregnancy or lactation. not for long-term use, use more than 8-10 days, or overdosage (ahp, can). rhubarb leaves, high in oxalic acid, should not be eaten (can). one case of anaphylaxis following ingestion reported (can). contains 4-11% stilbene derivatives, which pose such risks that the herb “can no longer be recommended” (sht). while widely used, anthranoid-containing laxatives can be habit-forming; some contain compounds suspected of being cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, and even tumorigenic. epidemiological studies in germany reveal that abusers of anthranoid laxatives have a three times higher rate of colon carcinoma (aeh). 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. sesame seeds are used extensively in asian and african dishes. they may be baked into snacks, used to flavor soups, and sprinkled onto salads and meats. consumers are also used to seeing the seeds on buns, bagels and breads. -asthma-bacterial infections-bronchitis-chest congestion-copd-depression mild-emphysema-fungal infections-gas flatulence-gastritis-indigestion-lungs-poor digestion-postnasal drip-sinus-stomach upset-tooth decay-tuberculosis-upset stomach-yeast infections- gonorrhea ; gout ; hemoptysis ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; immunodepression ; infection ; inflammation ; nausea ; neurosis ; ophthalmia ; ozoena ; pain ; proctosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salivation ; scabies ; snakebite ; splenosis ; spermatorrhea ; toothache ; toxemia ; vomiting ; water retention ; womb ; worm ; xerostoma . Read More …

Thymol

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (caraway) – class 1 (ahp). none known (kom).”hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). we might 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). overdoses for long periods can lead to kidney and/or liver damage (phr; ph2). antispasmodic and carminative effects confirmed; caraway reduces gi foam (pnc). ed50 lower back pain the benefit of using thymol as a natural cure activities (nasturtium) – allergenic ; antibacterial ; antipyretic ; antiscorbutic ; antiseptic ; depurative ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; fungicide ; laxative ; rodenticide ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; vulnerary . adults: 0.4-1.6ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1; or 1g of liquorice powder, 2-3 times a day, mixed with water; or thyme and liquorice syrup, 1 teaspoonful 2-5 times a day. if you have no calendula cream, soak the burned area in a cold calendula infusion for 5-10 minutes or apply a cold calendula infusion compress. for precautions see page 114. -lower back pain- 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 Read More …

Tea Tree

hhb; mad); dysuria ; endometriosis ; gas ; genitaliosis ; gout ; headache ; hemorrhoid ; leukorrhea ; menorrhagia ; migraine ; myopia ; hot flash ; morning sickness (f; t acne the benefit of using tea tree as a natural cure in particular, vitamin c (like many other antioxidants) appears to dampen inflammation by quenching free radicals and reducing the activity of pro-inflammatory adhesion molecules. conversely, inadequate intake of vitamin e is associated with inflammatory disorders. for example, a re-134 dosages (jatamansi) – 1-1.5 g powdered herb (kap); 0.6-1.3 drug as single dose (ph2); 5 g root 3 ×/day (ph2); 10-20 grains powdered root (dep; hh2); 14-56 ml fluid extract (kap); 28-56 ml. of lukewarm milk. this treatment should be repeated for two days, if necessary. for children of 7 to 10 years, half the above doses should be given. for children under three years, a tablespoon is sufficient. -acne- activities (orris) – antibacterial ; antiserotonin ; antispasmodic ; antiulcer ; camp-phosphodiesterase inhibitor ; cholagogue ; diuretic ; expectorant ; laxative . Read More …

Tea

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). anxiety, asthma, colds, fatigue, obesity the benefit of using tea as a natural cure 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. 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). -anxiety-asthma-colds-fatigue-obesity- activities (avens) – antidiarrheal ; antihemorrhagic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; astringent ; digestive ; hypotensive ; stomachic ; styptic ; tonic . Read More …

Topical Comfrey

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. herpes the benefit of using topical comfrey 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 olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -herpes- 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 Read More …

Topical Borage Seed Oil

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. eczema the benefit of using topical borage seed 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 olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -eczema- 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 Read More …

Tongkat Ali

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- Read More …

Suma Root

activities (chasteberry) – analgesic ; anaphrodisiac ; anorectic ; antiandrogenic ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antilactagogue ; antiprolactin ; antiseptic ; candidicide ; dopaminergic ; emmenagogue (f; bgb; mononucleosis the benefit of using suma root as a natural cure dem); gonorrhea ; hepatosis ; high blood pressure ; hiv ; inflammation ; insomnia ; malaria ; metrorrhagia ; mucososis ; nervousness ; pertussis ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; snakebite ; sore ; sore throat ; splenosis ; stomachache ; stomatosis ; swelling ; syphilis ; tonsilosis ; toothache ; tuberculosis ; vd ; wound . hours. this would swell them to the original size of the grapes. the raisins should be eaten early in the morning. the water in which raisins are soaked should be drunk along with the soaked raisins. tic actions tonic, cathartic, deobstruent, febri-fuge nature bitter, pungent, cold, dry plant constituents alkaloids, bitter glycoside menyan-thin, rutin, hyperin, essential oil, alcohol, carotene, ascorbic and other acids, tannins, saponins, fatty oil, manganese, iodine flower essence helps one refrain from judgment and accept change, including changes in point of view -mononucleosis- there are many herbs that have beneficial effects on the nervous system and nervous tissue. i would like to stress the restorative function of herbs in relation to this system: some herbs have the capacity to aid the recovery of the nervous system from the effects of stress, illness or accident. nervous tissue recovers slowly, so treatment of problems relating to the nervous system tends to be long-term – 6-12 months or even longer is not unusual. Read More …

Stone Root

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (mohodu-wa-pela) – “emboden lists it as a narcotic hallucinogen of questionable status” (crc). varicose veins the benefit of using stone root as a natural cure dosages (indian ipecac) – 200-400 mg dry herb or 1-2 ml/day 1:5 tincture, for no more than 4 weeks; 2 (100 mg) capsules powdered leaf/day/6 day (sab). take sage tincture – but take a 2-week break from this herb every 4 weeks if you take a large dose. for precautions see page 102. adults: 0.7-1.4ml diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. eases labor when taken in the weeks preceding labor, squaw vine helps create a smooth pas-sage for both mother and baby during the labor process. during active labor, it stimulates and regulates contractions. -varicose veins- adults: 1-2 cups of tea a day; or 2ml diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. Read More …

St Johns Wort

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. anxiety, depression, depression mild, mood, pms, seasonal affective disorder, stress the benefit of using st johns wort as a natural cure sweet, pungent plant constituents glycoside, bitters, volatile oil flower essence nurtures the individual to feel safe and supported in life childbirth, in the normal way, should be a purely natural function with very little pain or discomfort to the women concerned. it is so even today that with primitive races. but many civilised women appear to find the bearing of children a task fraught with grave risk and suffering and attended by numerous minor or serious after-effects. this is solely due to wrong dietary habits and a faulty style of living. really healthy mothers will always have an easy time when pregnant. 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. -anxiety-depression-depression mild-mood-pms-seasonal affective disorder-stress- all of hank and debra’s health problems were treated according to the prevailing medical standards of care. but their doctors failed to see that poor food choices and chronic inflammation were intertwined in many of their health problems. as a result the doctors treated only symptoms, not the causes of hank and debra’s problems. Read More …

Stevia

in most cases of backache, the pain is usually felt either in the middle of the back or lower down. obesity the benefit of using stevia as a natural cure “no risks known” (kom). the physicians’ desk reference was a bit more explicit, “health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) “side effects that may occur, particularly in cases of over dosages, include gastroenterosis with vomiting, colic, and diarrhea” (phr). much of the indicated uses and biological activity is attributed to paeonol. aqueous and hydroalcoholic uses in dental, hair, and skin-care products, for their antiinflammatory, antibacterial, and skin-protectant and soothing properties (laf). indian gooseberry, known as amla in the vernancular, is considered useful in preventing abortion. a teaspoonful of fresh amla juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning during the period of pregnancy. it will also prevent infections and help in the absorption of iron. a brew made from safflower foliage is also said to prevent abortion. -obesity- Read More …

Spearmint

dosages (soaptree) – 200 mg bark as tea (ahp; hh3); 1.5-5 g bark decoction in 150 g water 2-3 ×/day (mad). digestion, dyspepsia, gas flatulence, indigestion, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using spearmint as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (anserina) – class 1 (ahp; jad). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). no contraindications known (bis). commission e reports no contraindications, adverse effects, or interactions, except for gastric irritation (kom). other sources report adverse effects of gi disturbances (aeh; ph2). sensitive individuals may experience stomach upset and vomiting (bis). the warning with which can lambast uva-ursi should as well apply to other herbs with almost as much tannin: “in view of the high tannin content, prolonged use may cause chronic liver impairment.” grains nutmeg (fel); 300-600 mg 5-10 ×/day (hhb); 1-3 drops eo, 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-10 ml tincture/day (ph2); 0.3-1 g powdered nutmeg (ph2). activities (perilla) – aldose-reductase-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antidote, crab ; antidote, fish ; antimelanomic ; antinephrotic ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; carminative -digestion-dyspepsia-gas flatulence-indigestion-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- inflammation is the body’s immediate response to injury. it enables a variety of blood cells to flood the site of the injury-platelets to stop bleeding, red blood cells to nourish healthy cells, and white blood cells to clear up damaged cells and fight infections. however, without adequate levels of many nutrients, healing cannot be completed and the inflammatory response cannot be turned off. Read More …

Soy

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

arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, cholesterol high, dyspepsia, gastritis, hair loss, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high cholesterol, hot flashes, indigestion, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach

the benefit of using soy as a natural cure

the only device that i have come across that i like is the frolov device, or the u.s. knock-off (for half the price) called breathslim. this device uses water to provide resistance for either the inhalation or the exhalation or both. and i find that resistance on exhalation is often far more beneficial than resistance on the inhalation. that is because the gentle resistance on exhalation trains the muscles in the chest and abdomen to relax.

clumps of flimsy stems, 4 to 6 inches, are covered in fine hairs on one side. small ovate leaves are oppositely arranged. tiny white flowers grow in terminal clusters. grows nearly everywhere, at the bases of trees, in yards, woods, flower boxes, and gravel roads. in moist, temperate climates, harvest young shoots almost year-round. annual. collect seedpods when flowers fade and allow them to dry. directly sow outdoors in fall or after last frost. grow in any soil, part shade. zones 3-8.

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).

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Stinging nettle

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 hay fever the benefit of using stinging nettle as a natural cure upon arising :- a glass of lukewarm water mixed with the juice of a half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey, or a glass of freshly squeezed juice of any available seasonable fruit such as apple, pineapple, orange, sweet lime and grapes. analyze how these changes have affected people’s health. because this book is about inflammation, the emphasis in our brief examination of food history will be on how the diet has shifted from relatively balanced to clearly pro-inflammatory. three major periods of dietary change have occurred: the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the convenience/fast-food revolution. all of these changes have been characterized by two basic trends: (1) through a variety of processing and refining methods, the modern diet less and less resembles our evolutionary diet, and (2) the majority of foods sold in supermarkets less and less resemble their original appearance in nature. an occasional steam bath for eight minutes is of outstanding value in both syphilis and gonorrhoea. it will help remove the poisonous substances from the body and enable the kidney to perform its work effectively. an overall massage has also beneficial effects on the entire body. -hay fever- take the mix for raised blood pressure (see below). this mix should be taken instead of single herbs, not as well as. however, garlic is not included in the mix, so you can add it to your regime if you wish (for precautions see page 34). Read More …

Spirulina

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- Read More …

Slippery Elm Bark

activities (lemon verbena) – acaricide ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; aphicide ; carminative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; expectorant ; laxative ; nervine ; pectoral ; sedative ; stimulant ; stomachic ; l constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastritis, gerd, indigestion, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, poor digestion, sore throat, stomach upset, travelers diarrhea, ulcers, upset stomach, vomiting the benefit of using slippery elm bark as a natural cure -constipation-diarrhea-dyspepsia-gastritis-gerd-indigestion-inflammation-irritable bowel syndrome-nausea-poor digestion-sore throat-stomach upset-travelers diarrhea-ulcers-upset stomach-vomiting- Read More …

Siberian Ginseng

successful treatment with herbs requires some experimenting. we are all different genetically and we all vary in our response to herbs. certain people will need larger doses than others and certain people will react well to a particular herb that does not do much for others. if you tried a particular herb selection from the must-have herbs and this did not sort out the problem, try some herbs from the ‘optional herbs’ selection, as they may suit you better. observe your reaction to a particular herb carefully: for most conditions described in this book i would expect results from within a few hours to up to a few days. once you have found a reliable herb that works for you in a particular situation, stick to it. alzheimers disease, bacterial infections, depression mild, fatigue, forgetfulness, immunity, impotence, infections, insomnia, memory, obesity, sleeplessness, viral conditions infections, virility the benefit of using siberian ginseng as a natural cure garlic acts against a wide spectrum of bacteria that can cause digestive upsets. it can be used for mild food poisoning, traveller’s diarrhoea, or as a preventative treatment when travelling in exotic countries. it can also be of help for some worm infestations . 1 quart of almost boiling water. en drink 3 cups per day or 1 quart throughout the day, hot or cold. with tinctures, for chronic complaints, take 1 dropperful 3 times per day. for acute issues, take 2 dropperfuls every 2 or 3 hours for 1 or 2 days, and contraindications, interactions, and side effects (olive oil) – class 1 (jad). not covered (ahp). commission e reports the oil should not be used in patients with gallstones or bile stones because of the risk that a biliary colic is induced. topical application rarely results in allergic skin reactions (aeh). -alzheimers disease-bacterial infections-depression mild-fatigue-forgetfulness-immunity-impotence-infections-insomnia-memory-obesity-sleeplessness-viral conditions infections-virility- activities (prostrate knotweed) – ache-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antiabortive ; antiacetylcholinesterase ; antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; antidiaphoretic ; antiinflammatory ; antiperiodic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antitussive p Read More …

Skull Cap

there is increasing evidence to show that in several cases cataracts have actually been reversed by proper nutritional treatment. however, the time needed for such treatment may extend from six months to three years. adelle davis, one of america’s best-known nutritionists, has pointed out that animals develop cataracts if deprived of pantotehnic acid and amino acid, tryptophane and vitamin b6 needed for tryptophane assimilation. she states that the diet of the cataract patient should be high in b2, b6, as well as whole b-complex, panto thenic acid, vitamin c, d, e and other nutrients. alcoholism, anxiety, blood pressure, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, insomnia, nervous conditions, poor circulation, restlessness, sleeplessness, tension the benefit of using skull cap as a natural cure cold application over the sinus will give great relief ; alternate hot and cold applications will also prove beneficial. take pans of hot and cold water, bathe the whole face with hot water – as hot as you can bear – and then apply cold water for short duration. nasal inhalation of steam for five minutes every hour will also give relief. 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. in addition, it might be helpful to take vitamin d (400 to 800 iu daily) supplements. researchers at the university of utrecht, netherlands, reported that vitamin d deficiency is common among patients with lupus, either because they spend little time in the sun or because of how some medications interfere with the vitamin. -alcoholism-anxiety-blood pressure-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-insomnia-nervous conditions-poor circulation-restlessness-sleeplessness-tension- throat ; sports injury ; sprain ; stomatosis ; swelling ; thrombophlebitis ; Read More …

Sheep Sorrel

mucolytics generally break up phlegm and work well when combined with anticatarrhals. some dissolve mucus, some move it out by thinning it, and some draw it out of passageways. by the time you need a mucolytic, you want it to work quickly, so that the cold causing your spouse to snore in seismic magnitudes will be silenced. 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 sheep sorrel as a natural cure indications (british elecampane) – cough ; diaphragmosis ; herpes ; infection ; nausea ; pulmonosis ; urethrosis ; virus . nsaid-induced damage to the gut wall can lead to leaky-gut syndrome. a leaky gut increases the permeability of the stomach wall and permits incompletely digested proteins to enter the bloodstream, where they can trigger inflammatory immune reactions. allergylike food sensitivities, whether inborn or caused by a leaky gut, can worsen pollen allergies, and they have been shown to increase symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. indeed, the “feel better one day, feel worse another day” nature of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis may reflect sporadic exposure to food allergens. -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- Read More …

Shiitake Mushroom

usually, unless we’re among those hotheads we’ve just described, our anger and frustration are caused by very real and inescapable problems. most mild anger is not misplaced, and often it’s a healthy, natural response to everyday problems. it only adds to our frustration to find out that every problem doesn’t have a satisfactory solution. the best attitude we can maintain in such a situation is to focus on how to best handle and face the problem. people who cope usually have the attitude “make the best of the situation” or “make lemonade out of the lemons!” when a problem arises, resolve to give it your best effort at solution, but also promise not to punish yourself if an answer doesn’t present itself right away. if you can approach any problem with your best intentions and efforts and make a serious attempt to face it, you’ll be much less likely to lose patience and end up in angry frustration. 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- Read More …

Senna

by 1980 investigators suspected a link between serotonin and eating disorders. this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (prozac) sometimes produced a side effect of weight loss. later studies showed that serotonin-enhancing drugs helped overeaters reduce snacking and lose weight; now the ssris are being increasingly prescribed to suppress appetite in people who want to lose weight. bowels, colon, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, irregularity, obesity the benefit of using senna as a natural cure always make sure that you clean any debris or dirt from the wound as far as possible before you apply any treatment. run water from the tap over the cut if you can, or gently wipe the wound with cotton wool soaked in clean water. disinfect in the manner described below. if the cut is small leave it exposed to the air, but if it is large or vulnerable to getting dirty or being knocked, cover it with a plaster. obviously, check the wound if any discomfort develops. indications (belladonna) – adenopathy ; allergy ; arrhythmia ; asthma ; biliary spasm ; bladder stone ; brachycardia ; bronchosis ; callus ; cancer ; cancer, breast ; cancer, cheek ; cancer, eye ; cancer, hand ; cancer, joint ; cancer, lip ; cancer, lymph ; cancer, rectum ; cancer, tongue ; cancer, uterus ; carcinoma ; cardiac insufficiency ; cardiac palpitation ; cholecystosis ; cold ; colic ; colitis ; constipation ; convulsion ; corn ; cramp inflammation is a symptom of virtually every disease process, and it often makes the condition worse. these are some examples of common disorders that involve inflammation: -bowels-colon-constipation-diarrhea-hemorrhoids-irregularity-obesity- organs or systems affected bladder, kidneys, liver, stomach therapeutic actions astringent, stimulant, alterative, diuretic, depurative nature bitter, pungent, salty, dry plant constitu-ents essential oil, flavonoids, terpenes, acids, gum, resin, protein, sucrose flower essence helps clean out old, stored up emotions Read More …

Slippery Elm

this is a process of cleansing the interior of the stomach. drink four to six glasses of tepid water, with a little salt added to it, early in the morning on an empty stomach. then stand up, bend forward, insert the middle and index fingers of the right hand into the mouth until they touch the uvulva. tickle it until you feel a vomiting sensation. the saline water thus ejected will bring up bile and other toxic matter with it. repeat the process till all the water is vomitted out. this should be done once a week or as and when necessary. bowels, colon, flu virus, indigestion, insomnia, skin issues, ulcers the benefit of using slippery elm as a natural cure this bath can be given from 15 to 60 minutes at a temperature ranging from 260c to 280c. it can be given for long duration, without any ill-effects, as the water temperature is akin to the body temperature. the neutral bath diminishes the pulse rate without modifying respiration. astringent and antiinflammatory activity is attributed (can) to its rosmarinic activity (which deserves a whole lot more praise than those two minor activities). activities (lemon verbena) – acaricide ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; aphicide ; carminative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; expectorant ; laxative ; nervine ; pectoral ; sedative ; stimulant ; stomachic ; l -bowels-colon-flu virus-indigestion-insomnia-skin issues-ulcers- and should, therefore, be avoided.” cns depressant activity may potentiate pharmaceutical sedatives (can). for some 5% of people (maybe even hyperactives? jad), valerian may be slightly stimulating (wam). Read More …

Schisandra Berry

have a lukewarm bath with added calendula tincture or strong calendula tea; add enough to make the bath water yellowish in colour. soak for 10-15 minutes. for precautions see page 114. 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- Read More …

Sassafras

activities (heather) – antiinflammatory ; antilithic ; antiseptic ; astringent ; cholagogue ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; diuretic ; narcotic ; sedative ; urinary antiseptic ; vulnerary . gout the benefit of using sassafras as a natural cure activities (indian nightshade) – antibacterial ; anticancer ; antileukemic ; antipyretic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; cardiotonic ; carminative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; expectorant ; hypnotic ; laxative ; poison ; i arthritis. people with “traditional” inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis and asthma, commonly have elevated levels of crp or other markers of abnormally high inflammation. indications (amur corktree) – acne ; alzheimer’s ; arthrosis ; bacteria ; bleeding ; boil ; bruise ; cancer ; cancer, colon ; candida ; canker ; cataract ; cholecystosis ; cholera ; cold ; conjunctivosis ; cystosis ; dermatosis ; diabetes ; diarrhea ; diphtheria ; dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; dysuria ; eczema ; enterosis ; epistaxis ; favus ; fever ; fungus ; gastrosis ; gonorrhea ; helicobacter ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; high blood pressure ; high cholesterol ; hot flash ; hyperglycemia ; impotence ; infection ; inflammation ; itch ; jaundice ; leukorrhea ; liver spot ; melena ; meningosis ; menopause ; mycosis ; nephrosis ; night sweats ; osteosis ; pain ; paralysis ; pemphigo ; pneumonia ; rheumatism ; senility ; sore ; spermatorrhea ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; swelling ; tinnitus ; trachoma ; trichomoniasis ; typhoid ; typhus ; ulcer ; urethrosis ; vaginosis ; virus ; water retention ; wound ; yeast . -gout- the immune system’s inflammatory response is designed to kill pathogens. in colds, flus, and other acute infections, inflammation accounts for many of the symptoms, such as rhinitis, tenderness, and aches and pains. Read More …

Schisandra

have a lukewarm bath with added calendula tincture or strong calendula tea; add enough to make the bath water yellowish in colour. soak for 10-15 minutes. for precautions see page 114. alcoholism the benefit of using schisandra as a natural cure -alcoholism- Read More …

Safflower

an exclusive milk diet for rapid gain of weight has been advocated by some nature cure practitioners. in the begining of this mode of treatment, the patient should fast for three days on warm water and like juice so as to cleanse the system. thereafter, he should have a glass of milk every two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the first day, a glass every hour and half the next day, and a glass every hour the third day. then the quantity of milk should be gradually increased so as to take a glass every half an hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. if such a quantity can be tolerated fairly comfortably. the milk should be fresh and unboiled , but may be slightly warmed, if desired. it should be sipped very slowly through a straw. the milk should be unpasteurised, if possible. anxiety, gall bladder, insomnia, nervous conditions, restlessness, sleeplessness, stress, tension the benefit of using safflower as a natural cure activities (iboga) – anesthetic ; antiaddictive ; anticholinesterase ; antipyretic ; aperitif ; aphrodisiac ; cardiosedative ; cns-stimulant ; hallucinogen ; hypertensive ; hypotensive ; narcotic ; negative inotropic ; prolactinogenic ; respiradepressant ; stimulant ; tonic . potassium citrate is another alkalizing supplement that is used in the medical community to help with acid conditions involving the kidneys. specifically, potassium citrate is used to reduce symptoms and risk of uric acid kidney stones and gout, both of which are acidic conditions. and although i don’t know of any human trials examining the effects of potassium citrate on renal function, there is at least one study published in the journal of the american society of nephrology which concludes that the rats in the study given potassium citrate experienced significant improvement in kidney function. activities (yerba santa) – antiasthmatic ; anticancer ; antiinflammatory ; antiseptic ; antirheumatic ; antispasmodic ; astringent ; bitter ; chemopreventive ; collyrium ; decongestant ; depurative ; diuretic ; expectorant ; tonic . -anxiety-gall bladder-insomnia-nervous conditions-restlessness-sleeplessness-stress-tension- ick stems, 3 to 5 feet tall. large ovate leaves, 10 to 18 inches long and wooly underneath, are arranged alternately. large, solitary golden yellow flowers, 2 to 5 inches across, bloom in midsum – mer. rhizomes are gray- brown on the outside, lighter brown internally. grows in pastures, along roadsides. perennial. divide plants about every 3 years to maintain vitality. grow in loamy, moist soil, full sun to shade. zones 5-8. Read More …

Sarsaparilla

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (madder) – the court is still out on whether or not alizarin, lucidin, and purpurin from rubia tinctorum exert a disintegrating effect on the surface of bladder and kidney stones containing calcium. since extracts of the root are mutagenic and contain genotoxic and tumorigenic compounds, it is not to be recommended (de smet, 1993). abscesses, acne, arthritis, backache, detoxification, diaper rash, eczema, fatigue, fever, genito-urinary ailments, gout, hives, inflammation, itching, joint pain, menopause, overactive thyroid, pain, pimples, psoriasis, rash, sciatica, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, tetters, underactive thyroid, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, wounds the benefit of using sarsaparilla as a natural cure in their 1973 book e secret life of plants, authors peter tompkins and christopher bird explored the physical, emotional, and spiritual relationships between plants and people. ey discussed numerous researchers who have dedicated their lives to the study of plants and the outcome of their research. for example, in the 1950s, dr. t. c. singh studied the relationship between music and plants by play-ing traditional indian music over a loudspeaker in several villages where several varieties of rice were growing. during the experiment, rice production in those villages was 25 to 60 percent higher than the regional average. another researcher, marcel vogel, found that plants responded to relax! simple relaxation tools such as deep breathing and soothing imagery can help calm down angry feelings. there are books and courses that can teach you relaxation techniques, and once you learn them you can call upon them in any situation. breathe deeply, from your diaphragm; breath ing from your chest won’t relax you. slowly repeat a calming word or phrase such as “relax!” “ease off!” “cool down!” “mellow!” repeat it to yourself while breathing deeply. use imagery to visualize a relaxing experience. non-strenuous, slow, yoga-like exercises can relax your muscles and make you feel much calmer. even the old trick of counting to ten can make a big difference between flying off the handle and tactfully resolving a conflict. along this historical journey is roman physi-cian aelius galenus, or galen of pergamon, who escalated the teachings of hippocrates to become the foundations of western medicine. galen promoted and wrote often about hippocrates’s -abscesses-acne-arthritis-backache-detoxification-diaper rash-eczema-fatigue-fever-genito-urinary ailments-gout-hives-inflammation-itching-joint pain-menopause-overactive thyroid-pain-pimples-psoriasis-rash-sciatica-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-tetters-underactive thyroid-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-wounds- these symptoms become more pronounced before and during menstruation. the condition may also result in difficulty in normal sexual intercourse and sometimes sterility. Read More …

Sage

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. alzheimers disease, forgetfulness, gas flatulence, herpes, lack of appetite, memory, yeast infections the benefit of using sage as a natural cure hh3; ph2); obesity ; pain ; pregnancy ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salmonella ; sclerosis ; snakebite ; spasm ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; swelling ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vibrio ; wart ; wound . 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. the disease is highly contagious and it has potential to cause wide spread epidemics affecting sizeable portion of a population at any time. although it is more common during winter it may strike at any time. it affects people of all ages. -alzheimers disease-forgetfulness-gas flatulence-herpes-lack of appetite-memory-yeast infections- exanthema ; gonorrhea ; gout ; gravel ; halitosis ; hepatosis ; hydrocele ; inflammation ; itch ; jaundice ; kidney stone ; leukorrhea ; nephrosis ; rheumatism ; scrofula (f; Read More …

Saw Palmetto

inhalant allergies have become very common in western industrialized nations and rare in less developed countries. approximately 20 percent of americans have allergies, which translates to almost 60 million people. acne, anti-inflammatory, cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, hair, immune system, prostate, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention the benefit of using saw palmetto as a natural cure daa); gout ; hematuria ; hepatosis ; inflammation ; jaundice ; nephrosis ; ophthalmia ; pain ; pemphigus ; pertussis ; pharyngosis ; proctosis ; rheumatism ; sore ; sore throat ; stone ; tonsilosis ; tracheosis ; water retention ; worm ; wound . the most common cause of halitosis is bad teeth and gum conditions. dental decay at the roots of the teeth may result in abscesses in the gums with foul-smelling, pus giving an objectionable odour to the breath. even small holes in the teeth may provide a place where germs can multiply and release foul orders. pain starting two or three days before the flow usually shows that the ovaries are not functioning properly. this is a glandular misfunction and a carefully planned natural diet will usually put matters right. for local treatment, hot sip baths on alternate nights for a week before the period is due will be highly beneficial. between periods, cold hip baths will increase the tone of the ovaries. -acne-anti-inflammatory-cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-hair-immune system-prostate-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- 0 Read More …

Schizandra

the daily dry friction and hip bath and the breathing and other exercises should form a part of the morning routine. a hot epsom-salt bath taken twice weekly will also be beneficial. anxiety, nervous conditions, restlessness, tension the benefit of using schizandra as a natural cure -anxiety-nervous conditions-restlessness-tension- Read More …

Sea Cucumber

this listing is just a scratch on the surface of all the leisure time activities you can get involved in. the most important thing is that you get involved. don’t limit yourself to just one avocation. the more activities you engage in, the broader your interests will be and the better and more relaxed you’ll feel for it. meet new friends, challenge your mind, and enjoy life! arthritis, inflammation, joint pain the benefit of using sea cucumber as a natural cure on the advice of her doctor, denise ate a high-carbohydrate meal in the evening. she made sure that she ate only complex carbohydrates, along with some fat, to help reduce the large fluctuations in her insulin level. denise also started to take 50 mg of 5-htp before bed. after one week she increased this dose to 100 mg. denise was delighted with the result. not only did her cravings and irritability disappear, denise found that she was now sleeping better. fraction, devoid of l-dopa, showed significant antiparkinsonian activity intraperitoneally at 200 mg/kg. although anti-inflammatory drugs can be therapeutically useful at times, they treat symptoms and not the causes of disease, and some even speed the progression of inflammatory diseases. the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs derive from the fact that they are biochemical inter-lopers that disrupt, rather than enhance, the normal functions of the body. -arthritis-inflammation-joint pain- use an essential oil diffuser or place a couple drops onto your pillow: catnip, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, and marjoram. Read More …

Rhodiola Root

alzheimers disease, anxiety, depression mild, forgetfulness, impotence, memory, nervous conditions, restlessness, stress, tension, underactive thyroid, virility the benefit of using rhodiola root as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-anxiety-depression mild-forgetfulness-impotence-memory-nervous conditions-restlessness-stress-tension-underactive thyroid-virility- Read More …

Rose Hips

modern medical system has not been able to find a cure for this crippling disease. drugs and vaccines have only limited value in alleviating symptoms. most of these are habit forming and the dose has to be increased from time to time to give the same amount of relief. the frequent introduction of drugs in the system, while giving only temporary relief, tends to make asthma chronic and incurable. allergy – which is the immediate cause of asthma – itself is an indication of lowered resistance and internal disharmony caused by faulty eating and bad habits. this is the root cause and the real cure lies in a return to nature. 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 bruising results from varying degrees of bleeding under the skin following an injury. it can also follow any surgical procedure, and can be internal and not obvious on the surface of the skin. spontaneous bruising that occurs without any injury is a circulatory disorder and should be investigated. certain foods, especially if they are not properly cooked, cause indigestion. some people react unfavourable to certain foods like beans, cabbage, onions, cucumber, radishes and seafood. -bladder-bowels-circulation-cirrhosis of the liver-crohns-flu virus-infections-inflammation-influenza-liver-swelling issues-teeth- Read More …

Rutin

decoction 1 or 2 tablespoons roots in 1 cup water, simmer 5 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day infusion 4 tablespoons leaves in 1 quart cold water, steep overnight, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 1 to 3 dropperfuls, 1 to 3 times per day blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, hypertension the benefit of using rutin as a natural cure 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 upw (2000): laboratory animals treated with it are reported to have been rendered entirely infertile. women who are pregnant, or children (not yet widely in children) with gallbladder or liver disease or ulcers, should avoid turmeric (wam). limit internal use to 10 days (wam). based on all of these studies, you might think that vitamin e can suppress immunity and increase the risk of infections. however, the opposite appears to be true, suggesting that vitamin e plays a role in regulating normal immune responses. simin nikbin meydani, d.v.m., ph.d., of tufts university, gave seventy-eight healthy seniors various amounts of vita-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation long-term, inhalant allergies maintain a steady inflammatory state in the body, generating free radicals that further fuel inflammation. people with inhalant allergies often have food allergies as well. allergies are a serious stress on the body, causing unnecessary wear and tear. -blood pressure-carpal tunnel syndrome-eyes-glaucoma-high blood pressure-hypertension- many supplements can lessen the inflammation in diabetes, but in this case, supplements can be like bailing water in a sinking boat: it is essential that the underlying diet be corrected. Read More …

Reishi

g powdered ginseng/day (akt); 3 (550 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (korean); 1-4 (250 mg) stx capsules (5-9% ginsenosides) (apa); 100 mg stx (4-7% ginsenosides) 1-2 ×/day; 1 (535 mg) stx 2 ×/day (korean). anxiety the benefit of using reishi as a natural cure he reneged because my report was negative. today, that scientist continues to publish, often copying without citing other ethnobotanical writers’ data. and he is, what i call, one of the paid hypsters who will write a positive opinion page on a worthless herb, for a fee. then an contraindications, interactions, and side effects (pussy willow) – see salix alba (white willow). probably enough salicylic acid in the plant to impart the activities and indications of salicylates. the term ‘ yoga’ is derived from the sanskrit root ‘yug’ which means “to join” . it signifies union between the individual soul ( jivatma) and the universal soul ( parmatma). it aims at obtaining relief from pain and suffering. basically, human evolution takes place on three different planes, namely physical, mental and spiritual. yoga is a means of attaining perfect health by maintaining harmony and achieving optimum functioning on all three levels through complete self-control. -anxiety- in 1999 a letter to the journal lancet raised questions about whether glucosamine supplements could increase glucose (blood sugar) levels, cause insulin resistance, and lead to or aggravate diabetes. the questions raised in this letter were widely reported in the university of california berkeley wellness letter, the tufts university health & nutrition letter, and other publications toward the end of that year (the delay resulting from publication schedules). these newsletters warned that glucosamine supplements could lead to or worsen diabetes. Read More …

Rue

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, if any. varicose veins the benefit of using rue as a natural cure let me tell you about a college friend. he and i were close buddies, and as such, we normally dined together. since the time i first knew him though, he regularly complained about “that burning feeling down my throat”.  if he were to describe it, he would say the feeling was similar to drinking lots of carbonated sodas. he loved those, by the way. however, his condition seemed to worsen after every meal. astringent, tonic, hemostatic, nervine, sedative nature bitter, sweet, cool plant constituents tannins, acids, glycosides, resin, volatile oils, mucilage flower essence helps those who feel torment or long-term hopelessness bayberry makes its way into congested spaces in the body, breaks up the congestion, and releases it. -varicose veins- a cold sore is a viral infection which often goes with a cold or flu. it is said that once you have it, it will keep recurring, because the virus that is causing it persists in the nerve cells. however, repeated treatment with calendula seems to diminish the frequency of eruptions. the ointment must be of the highest quality (see chapter 26 for making your own). Read More …

Reishi Mushroom

g powdered ginseng/day (akt); 3 (550 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (korean); 1-4 (250 mg) stx capsules (5-9% ginsenosides) (apa); 100 mg stx (4-7% ginsenosides) 1-2 ×/day; 1 (535 mg) stx 2 ×/day (korean). alcoholism, alzheimers disease, flu virus, forgetfulness, genito-urinary ailments, immunity, influenza, memory, mononucleosis, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, yeast infections the benefit of using reishi mushroom as a natural cure he reneged because my report was negative. today, that scientist continues to publish, often copying without citing other ethnobotanical writers’ data. and he is, what i call, one of the paid hypsters who will write a positive opinion page on a worthless herb, for a fee. then an contraindications, interactions, and side effects (pussy willow) – see salix alba (white willow). probably enough salicylic acid in the plant to impart the activities and indications of salicylates. the term ‘ yoga’ is derived from the sanskrit root ‘yug’ which means “to join” . it signifies union between the individual soul ( jivatma) and the universal soul ( parmatma). it aims at obtaining relief from pain and suffering. basically, human evolution takes place on three different planes, namely physical, mental and spiritual. yoga is a means of attaining perfect health by maintaining harmony and achieving optimum functioning on all three levels through complete self-control. -alcoholism-alzheimers disease-flu virus-forgetfulness-genito-urinary ailments-immunity-influenza-memory-mononucleosis-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-yeast infections- in 1999 a letter to the journal lancet raised questions about whether glucosamine supplements could increase glucose (blood sugar) levels, cause insulin resistance, and lead to or aggravate diabetes. the questions raised in this letter were widely reported in the university of california berkeley wellness letter, the tufts university health & nutrition letter, and other publications toward the end of that year (the delay resulting from publication schedules). these newsletters warned that glucosamine supplements could lead to or worsen diabetes. Read More …

Rosemary

regular exercise also plays an important role in lowering ldl cholesterol and in raising the level of protective hdl. it also promotes circulation and helps maintain the blood flow to every part of the body. jogging or brisk walking, swimming, bicycling and playing badminton are excellent forms of exercise. alzheimers disease, anxiety, diarrhea, dyspepsia, forgetfulness, gallbladder, gas flatulence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, memory, nervous conditions, poor digestion, restlessness, stomach upset, tension, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, varicose veins the benefit of using rosemary as a natural cure gonorrhea ; gout ; hemoptysis ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; immunodepression ; infection ; inflammation ; nausea ; neurosis ; ophthalmia ; ozoena ; pain ; proctosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salivation ; scabies ; snakebite ; splenosis ; spermatorrhea ; toothache ; toxemia ; vomiting ; water retention ; womb ; worm ; xerostoma . dosages (frangula) – 1.5 g (bgb); 0.5-2.5 g bark (can); 1.8-7.3 g bark (mad); 2 tsp bark in cold tea 1 ×/day (mad); 2-5 ml liquid bark extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 let’s try to forget weight, weight charts, and bmi; instead, let’s look for a lack of fitness. if you appear to be a mass of fat; if you find yourself weak, easily exhausted, and short of breath when you walk any distance on flat terrain, much less uphill; if you find that your skin hangs heavily away from the muscle that should be beneath it, you are probably obese or well on the way to it. -alzheimers disease-anxiety-diarrhea-dyspepsia-forgetfulness-gallbladder-gas flatulence-indigestion-irritable bowel syndrome-memory-nervous conditions-poor digestion-restlessness-stomach upset-tension-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-varicose veins- instance, string beans are said to contain insulin-like substance. certain hormones needed by the pancreas to produce insulin are present in cucumber and onion juices. Read More …

Reishi Mushroom Glucomannan

g powdered ginseng/day (akt); 3 (550 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (korean); 1-4 (250 mg) stx capsules (5-9% ginsenosides) (apa); 100 mg stx (4-7% ginsenosides) 1-2 ×/day; 1 (535 mg) stx 2 ×/day (korean). allergies the benefit of using reishi mushroom glucomannan as a natural cure he reneged because my report was negative. today, that scientist continues to publish, often copying without citing other ethnobotanical writers’ data. and he is, what i call, one of the paid hypsters who will write a positive opinion page on a worthless herb, for a fee. then an contraindications, interactions, and side effects (pussy willow) – see salix alba (white willow). probably enough salicylic acid in the plant to impart the activities and indications of salicylates. the term ‘ yoga’ is derived from the sanskrit root ‘yug’ which means “to join” . it signifies union between the individual soul ( jivatma) and the universal soul ( parmatma). it aims at obtaining relief from pain and suffering. basically, human evolution takes place on three different planes, namely physical, mental and spiritual. yoga is a means of attaining perfect health by maintaining harmony and achieving optimum functioning on all three levels through complete self-control. -allergies- in 1999 a letter to the journal lancet raised questions about whether glucosamine supplements could increase glucose (blood sugar) levels, cause insulin resistance, and lead to or aggravate diabetes. the questions raised in this letter were widely reported in the university of california berkeley wellness letter, the tufts university health & nutrition letter, and other publications toward the end of that year (the delay resulting from publication schedules). these newsletters warned that glucosamine supplements could lead to or worsen diabetes. Read More …

Pygeum Bark

in case of syphilis , a ‘t’ pack should be employed for an hour for the local treatment of the initial sore and it should be repeated twice daily. all clothes, sheets and towels , used by the patient should behandled carefully to avoid new sores and to prevent infection to others. it is better to boil all such articles. in case of eruptions on the different parts of the body, a wet sheet pack for an hour is beneficial. it will help bring out all the poisonous substances of the skin by producing more eruptions which will gradually dry up. prostate the benefit of using pygeum bark as a natural cure -prostate- Read More …

Quassia

bite ; sore throat ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; strangury ; syphilis ; thirst ; uterosis ; vd ; vertigo ; vomiting ; water retention ; worm . diarrhea, dyspepsia, indigestion, lack of appetite, nausea, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, vomiting the benefit of using quassia as a natural cure however, when a person has low levels of one or more of these vitamins, homocysteine cannot be converted, and blood levels rise. this imbalance usually occurs for one of several reasons: too much protein, too few b vitamins, or a common genetic defect that partially interferes with how the body uses folic acid. without sufficient b vitamins, homocysteine injures blood vessel walls, particularly those in the heart and brain. dosages (chirata) – 300-2000 mg (hhb); 600-2000 mg (hh3); 14-28 ml tea (with cinnamon and clove) (kap); 0.5-2 g root in decoction with honey for hiccup or nausea (kap);10-20 drops 3 ×/day, between meals (ph2). -diarrhea-dyspepsia-indigestion-lack of appetite-nausea-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-vomiting- Read More …

Red Raspberry

in the following chapter you will learn how vitamin e is now being recognized as the leading anti-inflammatory vitamin. cramps, diarrhea, eyes, glaucoma, menopause, menstrual problems, night sweats, pms the benefit of using red raspberry as a natural cure activities (jack in the bush) – analgesic ; antiallergic ; antibacterial ; antiseptic ; emmenagogue ; piscicide ; stomachic ; tonic . dosages (fragrant sumac) – 1 tsp fluid extract 3-4 ×/day for bph (fel); 2-4 ml liquid extract (pnc); 1 g dry root bark (hh2; phr). -cramps-diarrhea-eyes-glaucoma-menopause-menstrual problems-night sweats-pms- Read More …

Raspberry

activities (white spruce) – antibacterial ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; diuretic ; bronchospasmolytic ; expectorant ; irritant ; pulmonary ; rubefacient ; secretolytic . diarrhea, menstrual cramps the benefit of using raspberry as a natural cure organs or systems affected central nervous system, immune system therapeutic actions adaptogen nature bitter plant constituents beta glucan, calcium, potassium, magnesium, amino acids, fiber, vitamins b1, b2, and d2 in the following chapter you will learn how vitamin e is now being recognized as the leading anti-inflammatory vitamin. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (ergot) – “ergot is now contraindicated for all therapeutic use” (ph2). not covered nor recommended any more, though ergotamine is still used for migraine (prescription only, i suppose). -diarrhea-menstrual cramps- eb52:381); diuretic ; expectorant ; estrogenic ; immunostimulant ; 3-ketosteroid-reductase inhibitor ; 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor ; mastogenic ; narcotic ; nervine ; secretolytic ; sedative ; stimulant ; testicular atrophy ; tonic ; urinary antiseptic ; uterotonic ; vasoconstrictor . Read More …

Red Wine Extract

hookworms enter the human body through the skin from infected water. the tapeworms are transmitted into the body through undercooked flesh foods or foods contaminated by dogs. 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 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. 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. 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-blood pressure-cholesterol high-forgetfulness-hay fever-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-memory- hh3; ph2); obesity ; pain ; pregnancy ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salmonella ; sclerosis ; snakebite ; spasm ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; swelling ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vibrio ; wart ; wound . Read More …

Rehmannia Root

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (pimpinella) – not covered (ahp). none known (kom). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). anaemia, anemia, chronic dizziness, kidneys, motion sickness, night sweats, poor circulation, vertigo the benefit of using rehmannia root as a natural cure activities (passionflower) – analgesic ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; anxiolytic ; candidicide ; cardiotonic ; cns-depressant ; cns-stimulant ; cyanogenic ; digestive ; emetic ; fungicide ; hematinic ; hypnotic ; hypotensive ; maoi ; myorelaxant ; narcotic ; respirastimulant ; sedative ; soporific ; tranquilizer (2; apa; p -anaemia-anemia-chronic dizziness-kidneys-motion sickness-night sweats-poor circulation-vertigo- Read More …

Red Clover

mucolytics generally break up phlegm and work well when combined with anticatarrhals. some dissolve mucus, some move it out by thinning it, and some draw it out of passageways. by the time you need a mucolytic, you want it to work quickly, so that the cold causing your spouse to snore in seismic magnitudes will be silenced. acne, detoxification, diaper rash, eczema, gout, hives, hot flashes, immunity, itching, jaundice, pimples, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, tetters, wounds the benefit of using red clover as a natural cure contraindications ose who have an underactive thyroid condition should not use this herb. it can also a?ect blood sugar levels. dosages (grape) – 75-600 mg seed extract (or pycnogenol)/day for up to 3 weeks; maintenance dose 40-100 mg/day (apa, ph2). synonyms: biota orientalis, retinispora juniperoides carriere, thuja orientalis l., thuja orientalis f. juniperoides (carriere) asch. & graebn., t. orientalis var. aurea (carriere) rehder. -acne-detoxification-diaper rash-eczema-gout-hives-hot flashes-immunity-itching-jaundice-pimples-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-tetters-wounds- however, there is a wrinkle to this story. with the successful use of antibiotics in eradicating h. pylori infections, a new leading cause of gastritis and ulcers has emerged: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and coxibs. all nsaids, including the so-called cox-2 selective drugs, disrupt the activity of cyclooxygenase-1 (cox-1), an enzyme critical for fatty acid production and for maintaining the health of the stomach wall. Read More …

Red Clover Blossoms

hookworms enter the human body through the skin from infected water. the tapeworms are transmitted into the body through undercooked flesh foods or foods contaminated by dogs. bronchitis, cancer, hormone balance, postmenopausal the benefit of using red clover blossoms as a natural cure 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. 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. 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). -bronchitis-cancer-hormone balance-postmenopausal- hh3; ph2); obesity ; pain ; pregnancy ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salmonella ; sclerosis ; snakebite ; spasm ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; swelling ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vibrio ; wart ; wound . Read More …

Queen Of The Meadow

according to dr. ramm, a glassful of this decoction should be given to the patient every two hours through the day for one day, and thereafter it may be taken several times a week. dr. arthritis, inflammation, joint pain the benefit of using queen of the meadow as a natural cure allergic reactions are caused by a wide range of substances and conditions. these include pollen, dust, cosmetics and animal hair ; poisonous plants, serums, vaccines and drugs ; physical agents such as heat, cold and sunlight ; as well as a variety of foods. among the numerous allergens in the food department, the more common ones are oranges, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, chocolates, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries. -arthritis-inflammation-joint pain- Read More …

Quercetin

activities (white cohosh) – allergenic ; alterative ; anticonvulsant ; aperitif ; circulostimulant ; deliriant ; emetic ; insectifuge ; lactagogue ; laxative ; nervine ; spasmogenic ; vesicant . allergies, anal fissures, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, blood cleansers, blood clots, blood pressure, bronchitis, bruises, cancer, canker sores, chest congestion, cholesterol, cholesterol high, 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, poor circulation, postnasal drip, prostate, respiratory problems, sinus, sore throat, tuberculosis, ulcers, varicose veins, viral conditions infections, warts the benefit of using quercetin as a natural cure many supplements can lessen the inflammation in diabetes, but in this case, supplements can be like bailing water in a sinking boat: it is essential that the underlying diet be corrected. take echinacea tincture (for precautions see page 98). adults: 1-2ml, 3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. children (2-16 years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see chapter 6. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (japanese atractylodes) – not covered (ahp; kom). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). -allergies-anal fissures-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-asthma-atherosclerosis-blood cleansers-blood clots-blood pressure-bronchitis-bruises-cancer-canker sores-chest congestion-cholesterol-cholesterol high-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-poor circulation-postnasal drip-prostate-respiratory problems-sinus-sore throat-tuberculosis-ulcers-varicose veins-viral conditions infections-warts- because sweet hot paprika is a blend, it offers the characteristics of both hot and sweet types. it adds just a touch of heat without being overpowering and brings a bit of sweetness and color, too. this blend is a good choice for garnishes and light seasoning. Read More …

Pomegranate

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, almond butter tastes very sweet and is less allergenic than peanuts (although people sensitive to peanuts must make sure that there is no trace of peanuts in almond butter). cancer the benefit of using pomegranate 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. mary’s anxiety was starting to take over her life. she was even thinking of dropping out of graduate school. her doctor recommended a stress reduction class to teach her to deal with her anxieties, along with vitamin and mineral supplementation and a trial of 5-htp. one year later mary reports that she now sleeps through the night, that her anxiety has disappeared, and that her concentration has greatly improved. mary plans to graduate this year. pranayamas like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjayi, surbyabhedana and bhramari are also highly beneficial. -cancer- the gall-bladder is a pear-shaped organ, 10 cm. long and three to five cm. wide,attached to the under-surface of the liver on the right side. the main function of the gall-bladder is to store the bile secreted by the liver. bile is an excretion composed mainly of bile salts and acids, colour pigments and cholesterol. bile assists in the digestion and absorption of fats and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e and k, minerals and calcium. Read More …

Pleurisy Root

provided no additional benefits. however, 15 percent of the people taking antioxidants alone (no antibiotics) were cured of their h. pylori infection. asthma, bronchitis, chest congestion the benefit of using pleurisy root as a natural cure activities (servicetree) – analgesic ; antiinflammatory ; astringent ; dermabrasive . dosages (frost mint) – probably on par with thyme, culinarily and medicinally (i.e., 1 tsp herb/cup water 1-3 ×/day; 1-4 g dry herb, or in tea, 3 ×/day; 1-2 g/cup several ×/day). 0 -asthma-bronchitis-chest congestion- Read More …

Pumpkin Seed

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

chronic dizziness, cystitis, 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

dosages (chaparral) – do not use (apa); 1 tsp shoot/qt water for mouthwash (apa); 2-4 tbsp herb (ped); 3-6 g dry herb (ped); 4.5 g dry herb:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (ped).

indicated for those who are easily influenced by group energy and get carried along with the crowd, instead of making their own decisions

irritations to the intestines, kidneys, skin, and stomach. epileptics should be careful with rosemary and other herbs heavy with camphor (can). can cautions that camphor in the volatile oil may cause convulsions. michael castleman is apparently talking about the herb, not the more dangerous eo, when he says, “like most other herbs, rosemary should be used in large amounts only in consultation with your health care provider. if you are pregnant, you should avoid such amounts because they can cause uterine contractions” (castleman, 1996). the herbal pdr scares the pants off us by saying large doses of rosemary leaves (more likely the oil), inadvisedly have been used to attempt abortion, may lead to coma, gastroenterosis, nephrosis, pulmonary edema, spasm, uterine bleeding, vomiting, and even to death. but this seems to be speculation! the pdr

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with two-thirds of all americans now overweight, there is no justification for people to consume such empty calories. high-sugar and highly refined carbohydrate diets in general elevate levels of pro-inflammatory c-reactive protein (crp), even in thin people. Read More …

Psyllium Husk

some genetically related groups of people, such as native americans, are especially sensitive genetically to insulin resistance and diabetes. but this genetic propensity only means that they develop the disease sooner rather than later when exposed to modern western-style food. genes aside, the real cause of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes is dietary. colon, constipation, hemorrhoids, obesity the benefit of using psyllium husk as a natural cure -colon-constipation-hemorrhoids-obesity- Read More …

Psyllium

this is a process of cleansing the interior of the stomach. drink four to six glasses of tepid water, with a little salt added to it, early in the morning on an empty stomach. then stand up, bend forward, insert the middle and index fingers of the right hand into the mouth until they touch the uvulva. tickle it until you feel a vomiting sensation. the saline water thus ejected will bring up bile and other toxic matter with it. repeat the process till all the water is vomitted out. this should be done once a week or as and when necessary. anal fissures, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, cholesterol high, colitis, colon, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, piles, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using psyllium as a natural cure some genetically related groups of people, such as native americans, are especially sensitive genetically to insulin resistance and diabetes. but this genetic propensity only means that they develop the disease sooner rather than later when exposed to modern western-style food. genes aside, the real cause of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes is dietary. hormonal imbalances can be set right by practicing yogic exercise. yogic asanas such as sarvangasana, vajrasana, bhujan-gasana, shalabhsana, dhanurasana, paschimottashana, and trikonasana are especially useful in improving thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and gonaidal endocrine functions and should be practised regularly by women who suffer from imbalances of this sort, upto the first two months of pregnancy. x11023610); respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; ringworm ; salmonella ; snakebite ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stress ; swelling ; tuberculosis ; typhoid ; ulcer ; urogenitosis ; vd ; virus ; wart ; worm ; yeast . -anal fissures-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-cholesterol high-colitis-colon-constipation-diarrhea-gastritis-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-hemorrhoids-irritable bowel syndrome-piles-travelers diarrhea- 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. Read More …

Prickly Ash Bark

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. poor circulation, varicose veins the benefit of using prickly ash bark as a natural cure 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. activities (jiaogulan) – adaptogen ; antiaggregant ; antiatherosclerotic ; anticancer ; antiedemic ; antifibrotic ; antiinflammatory ; antiischemic ; antioxidant ; antiradicular ; antisenility ; antistroke ; antithrombic ; apoptotic ; cardioprotective ; cardiotonic ; chemopreventive ; hematopoetic ; hepatoprotective ; hypertensive ; hypocholesterolemic ; hypolipidemic ; hypotensive ; immunomodulator ; immunostimulant ; leukocytogenic ; nogenic ; radioprotective ; sod-genic . black pepper is derived from the dried fruits of a vine. it is often purchased as powder but may also be found as whole, dried peppercorns. the pepper plant is indigenous to india and vietnam. -poor circulation-varicose veins- for an acute attack, there is no better remedy than a fast. the patient should undertake a fast for five to seven days on orange juice and water. sometimes the condition may worsen in the early stages of fasting when uric acid, dissolved by juices, is thrown into the bloodstream for elimination. this usually clears up if fasting is continued. in severe cases, it is advisable to undertake a series of short fasts for three days or so rather than one long fast. a warm water enema should be used daily during the period of fasting to cleanse the bowels. Read More …

Probiotics

hysteria ; immunodepression ; induration ; infection ; inflammation ; insanity ; insomnia ; itch ; jaundice ; keloids ; leprosy ; colitis the benefit of using probiotics as a natural cure apply st john’s wort infused oil: soak one end of a piece of cotton wool in the oil, shake the excess so that it doesn’t drip and insert it gently at the entrance of the ear canal (make sure you don’t push it too far, in order that you can easily extract it later). leave in place for a few hours, ideally overnight. use a smaller piece of cotton wool for children, and check periodically whether it is still in place. high blood pressure or hypertension – to give it the correct medical term – is regarded as the silent killer. it is a disease of the modern age. the fast pace of life and the mental and physical pressures caused by the industrial and metropolitan environments give rise to psychological tensions. worry and mental tension increases the adrenaline in the blood stream and this, in turn, causes the pressure of the blood to rise. in migraine, there is a need to increase serotonin or stimulate serotonin type-1 receptors and to block or lower dopamine. supplements of 5-htp may help by making the serotonin precursor available. a few studies have found that 5-htp may also be able to prevent migraines. -colitis- the inflammatory lesions may be either acute erosive gastritis or chronic atrophic gastritis. the latter type has been found to be present in half the patients suffering from severe iron deficiency anaemia. Read More …

Psyllium Seed

this is a process of cleansing the interior of the stomach. drink four to six glasses of tepid water, with a little salt added to it, early in the morning on an empty stomach. then stand up, bend forward, insert the middle and index fingers of the right hand into the mouth until they touch the uvulva. tickle it until you feel a vomiting sensation. the saline water thus ejected will bring up bile and other toxic matter with it. repeat the process till all the water is vomitted out. this should be done once a week or as and when necessary. constipation, irregularity the benefit of using psyllium seed as a natural cure some genetically related groups of people, such as native americans, are especially sensitive genetically to insulin resistance and diabetes. but this genetic propensity only means that they develop the disease sooner rather than later when exposed to modern western-style food. genes aside, the real cause of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes is dietary. hormonal imbalances can be set right by practicing yogic exercise. yogic asanas such as sarvangasana, vajrasana, bhujan-gasana, shalabhsana, dhanurasana, paschimottashana, and trikonasana are especially useful in improving thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and gonaidal endocrine functions and should be practised regularly by women who suffer from imbalances of this sort, upto the first two months of pregnancy. x11023610); respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; ringworm ; salmonella ; snakebite ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stress ; swelling ; tuberculosis ; typhoid ; ulcer ; urogenitosis ; vd ; virus ; wart ; worm ; yeast . -constipation-irregularity- 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. Read More …

Pomegranate Juice

the gall-bladder is a pear-shaped organ, 10 cm. long and three to five cm. wide,attached to the under-surface of the liver on the right side. the main function of the gall-bladder is to store the bile secreted by the liver. bile is an excretion composed mainly of bile salts and acids, colour pigments and cholesterol. bile assists in the digestion and absorption of fats and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e and k, minerals and calcium. kidney stones the benefit of using pomegranate juice as a natural cure -kidney stones- Read More …

Peppermint

gonorrhea ; gout ; hemoptysis ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; immunodepression ; infection ; inflammation ; nausea ; neurosis ; ophthalmia ; ozoena ; pain ; proctosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salivation ; scabies ; snakebite ; splenosis ; spermatorrhea ; toothache ; toxemia ; vomiting ; water retention ; womb ; worm ; xerostoma . digestion, diverticulitis, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, itching, nausea the benefit of using peppermint as a natural cure keep an eye on the temperature and, if necessary, bring it down by measures described in the fever entry, page 108. resolves diarrhea squaw vine’s astringent action works well to help resolve diarrhea. i often blend it with oregon grape for the sudden onset type of diarrhea with an unknown cause. tsp) bark/day (apa); 0.4 g/cup bark tea (phr); 2-4 fl oz bark extract (fel); 1-2 g bark extract (mad). -digestion-diverticulitis-indigestion-irritable bowel syndrome-itching-nausea- blumenthal, foster, and pedersen all make the case that early on, some, many, or most of the earlier studies leading to the new fame for echinacea were really performed on parthenium. Read More …

Peony Root

maureen, a fifty-seven-year-old woman, had chronic but mild and man-ageable muscle and joint pains. she rarely ate tomatoes until her neighbor shared a bumper crop of tomatoes and eggplants, foods that are members of the nightshade plant family. cramps, gout, menstrual problems the benefit of using peony root as a natural cure all of the above factors can trigger asthmatic reactions in sensitive people. so can a host of other factors, including exercise, cold air, aspirin, sulfites (a preservative used in wines, beers, and some salad bars), and tar-trazine (a yellow coloring used in some foods and drugs). in addition, emotional stress can induce asthmatic reactions in some people, and being overweight predisposes some people to asthma. -cramps-gout-menstrual problems- Read More …

Pine Bark

melinda feeling tired much of the time. the nsaid caused a painful gastric ulcer, which was treated by a drug to reduce stomach acid. varicose veins the benefit of using pine bark as a natural cure -varicose veins- Read More …

Peppermint Leaf

anxiety, chronic dizziness, colds and flu, depression mild, diarrhea, 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, poor digestion, restlessness, sleeplessness, stomach upset, stress, tension, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, vertigo, vomiting, worms the benefit of using peppermint leaf as a natural cure -anxiety-chronic dizziness-colds and flu-depression mild-diarrhea-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-poor digestion-restlessness-sleeplessness-stomach upset-stress-tension-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-vertigo-vomiting-worms- Read More …

Plantain

activities (wall germander) – antirheumatic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; cholagogue ; choleretic ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; gastrostimulant ; hepatotoxic ; stimulant ; tonic ; vulnerary . cholesterol high, constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, obesity the benefit of using plantain as a natural cure like protein, fats have multiple roles. they help form the walls of cells and regulate what enters and exits those cells, and they also are an integral part of most all body tissues and many biochemicals. as you know, fats form the building blocks of the body’s pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds. slender, square, upright stems, 6 to 18 inches. rough, hairy, lanceolate leaves are 2 to 3 inches long. purple- red flowers are borne on a terminal spike. grows in thickets and dry open woods. perennial. grow in any soil, sun to part shade. zones 4-9. activities (english walnut) – alterative ; analgesic ; anthelminthic ; antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antiherpetic ; antiinflammatory ; antioxidant ; antiradicular ; antiperspirant ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; antiviral ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; candidicide ; carcinogenic ; cholagogue ; depurative ; digestive ; diuretic ; emollient ; fungicide ; hair dye ; hemostat ; herbicide ; -cholesterol high-constipation-diarrhea-jaundice-obesity- 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. Read More …

Passionflower

gastritis affects roughly 3 million americans, and an estimated 5 million people have gastric ulcers. although stomach cancer does not garner many headlines, it is the second most common fatal cancer in the world, and in most countries the five-year survival rates are less than 20 percent. anxiety and stress the benefit of using passionflower as a natural cure gastrosis ; gingivosis ; gout ; headache ; hepatosis ; high blood pressure ; incontinence ; induration ; infection ; insomnia ; lice ; lumbago ; malaria ; melancholy ; mycosis ; nervousness ; neurasthenia ; nicotinism ; ophthalmia ; orchosis ; pain ; paralysis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rickets ; scirrhus ; scrofula ; snakebite ; sore ; sore throat ; splenosis ; stomachache ; swelling ; teething ; tuberculosis ; tumor ; typhoid ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vaginosis ; varicosis ; vertigo ; water retention . activities (champac) – abortifacient ; alexeteric ; antifertility ; antipyretic ; antispasmodic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; carminative ; demulcent ; deobstruent ; deodorant ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; hypertensive ; hypoglycemic ; laxative ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic ; vermifuge . tryptophan as a food medicine should be taken between meals with a low protein food such as fruit juice or bread . one to three grams a day seems to be the range favoured by most researchers. -anxiety and stress- the daily dry friction and hip bath and the breathing and other exercises should form a part of the morning routine. a hot epsom-salt bath taken twice weekly will also be beneficial. Read More …

Pau Darco

thus , our daily diet should consist of four-fifth of alkaline-forming foods such as juicy fruits, tubers, legumes, ripe fruits, leafy and root vegetables and one fifty of acid-forming foods containing concentrated proteins and starches such as meat, fish, bread and cereals. eating sensibly in this manner will ensure the necessary alkalinity of the food which will keep the body in perfect health. anaemia, anemia, athletes foot, backache, candida yeast infection, colds and flu, detoxification, flu virus, fungal infections, genito-urinary ailments, immunity, influenza, mononucleosis, pain, sciatica, ulcers, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, warts, yeast infections the benefit of using pau darco as a natural cure 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 long way here. 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). diabetes mellitus is a nutritional disorders, characterized by an abnormally elevated level of blood glucose and by the excretion of the excess glucose in the urine. it results from an absolute or relative lack of insulin which leads to abnormalities in carbohydrate metabolism as well as in the metabolism of protein and fat. -anaemia-anemia-athletes foot-backache-candida yeast infection-colds and flu-detoxification-flu virus-fungal infections-genito-urinary ailments-immunity-influenza-mononucleosis-pain-sciatica-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-warts-yeast infections- tincture 1 to 4 dropperfuls per day, not to be consumed long-term. for warts, cover with tincture 2 times per day until gone. Read More …

Parsley Leaf

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- Read More …

Parsley

uric stones occur in patients who have an increased uric acid in the blood and increased uric acid exertion in the urine. since uric acid is an end product of purine metabolism, foods with a high purine content such as sweet bread, liver and kidney should be avoided. bad breath the benefit of using parsley as a natural cure upon arising :- a glass of lukewarm water mixed with the juice of a half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey, or a glass of freshly squeezed juice of any available seasonable fruit such as apple, pineapple, orange, sweet lime and grapes. 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. contraindicated in uterorrhagia. doses >2-4 g may cause diarrhea and nephrosis. french permit only external application (ahp). undiluted tincture may produce burning and local irritation (aeh). -bad breath- the human body builds up and maintains healthy cells, tissues, glands and organs only with the help of various nutrients. the body cannot perform any of its functions, be they metabolic, hormonal, mental, physical or chemical, without specific nutrients. the food which provides these nutrients is thus one of the most essential factors in building and maintaining health. Read More …

Organic Beetroot

in this chapter you have learned about the impressive anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin e. it lowers levels of crp and many other pro-inflammatory compounds, and it reduces the risk of coronary artery disease. in addition, vitamin e supplements can, for many people, ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, and alzheimer’s disease. in the next chapter you will read about three nutrients that play a central role in maintaining and rebuilding tissues in the body. antioxidant, blood pressure the benefit of using organic beetroot as a natural cure activities (coffee senna) – abortifacient ; analgesic ; anthelminthic ; antibacterial ; antidiuretic ; antiedemic ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; cardiotoxic ; cholagogue ; cicatrizant ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; expectorant ; fungicide ; hemostat ; hepatoprotective ; hypotensive ; laxative ; stomachic ; tonic ; vermifuge . the types of fibre contained in vegetables and fruits contribute greatly towards good health. the vegetables with the biggest fibre ratings include sweet corn, carrots, potatoes, parsnips and peas. and among the high ranking fruits are raspberries, pears, strawberries and guavas. synonyms: m. aquatica var. crispa (l.) benth., m. cordifolia opiz ex fresen., m. crispa l., m. spicata var. ciliata druce, m. spicata var. crispa (benth.) danert, m. spicata var. viridis l., mentha viridis (l.) l. -antioxidant-blood pressure- they cannot be stored in body and hence they have to be taken daily in foods. any extra quantity taken in any one day is eliminated as waste. their values are given in milligrams and micrograms, whichever is appropriate. Read More …

Oregon Grape Root

good choices are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl suc-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation 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 the benefit of using oregon grape root as a natural cure learn how to grow mint and the health benefits of mint. one of the most effective remedies for sinus problems is to eat pungent herbs like garlic and onion which tend to break up mucous congestion all through the respiratory tract. one should begin with small mild doses and increase them gradually. beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in moderate amounts to regular meals. 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 -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- activities (lungwort) – antibacterial ; antitussive ; astringent ; bitter ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emollient ; expectorant ; hemostat ; vulnerary . Read More …

Orris Root

the cayenne pepper is a bright red pepper that is dried and ground into powder for cooking. while it is native to tropical regions, its popularity has caused it to be cultivated in gardens wherever it can be coaxed to grow. bronchitis, coughs, emphysema, lungs, tuberculosis, water retention the benefit of using orris root as a natural cure you can use the following formula to calculate the tincture or infusion dose for children. if your child is small for his or her age, adjust the dose downwards. for instance, if your child is 8 years old but the size of an average 7-year-old, use the dosage for a 7-year-old. do not adjust the dose upwards if your child is bigger than average. contains the potentially useful but toxic hypoglycemic agents, cyclopropanoid amino acids, hypoglycin a, and hypoglycin b. akee poisoning has been reported to be fatal in 2 hours. the bitter reddish raphe should be picked out as the fruit opens on the tree. damaged, unripe, or fallen fruits should not be eaten. symptoms include nausea, vomiting, a quiescent period with drowsiness and sleep, followed 3 or 4 hours later with intense vomiting, and lastly, convulsions, coma, and death. 0 -bronchitis-coughs-emphysema-lungs-tuberculosis-water retention- Read More …

Papaya Leaf

activities (scurvy-grass) – antibacterial ; antiscorbutic ; antiseptic ; depurative ; discutient ; diuretic ; irritant ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; stomachic . gastritis the benefit of using papaya leaf as a natural cure i think the herbal pdr is dead wrong when it says, “the plant originated in the south sea islands but is now naturalized in other climates” (ph2). do not take long-term if you have high blood pressure, low potassium, heart/ kidney/liver problems or water retention. for the most part, these meals are made with ingredients high in refined carbohydrates and pro-inflammatory omega-6 and trans fatty acids and very low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. a recent study published in the journal of the american dietetic association found that two-thirds of the carbohydrates consumed by american adults come from bread, soft drinks, cakes and cookies, refined cereal, pasta, cooked grains, and ice cream. these refined carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels, creating a prediabetic or diabeticlike blood profile, which generates pro-inflammatory free radicals. recent research by simin liu, m.d., ph.d., of harvard medical school has found that diets high in refined carbohydrates and high-glycemic foods (which rapidly raise blood sugar levels) increase inflammation. in liu’s study, women eating large amounts of potatoes, breakfast cereals, white bread, muffins, and white rice had elevated c-reactive protein levels, indicating high levels of inflammation and an increased risk of heart disease. overweight women who ate a lot of these foods had the highest and most dangerous crp levels. all of these carbohydrates (and the fat they are often combined with) displace far healthier foods, such as anti-inflammatory vegetables, fruit, and fish. -gastritis- i don’t take chamomile daily, but almost daily i ingest a whole lot of peanuts, which are more dangerous, anaphylactically killing two people a year in the u.s. patients who are allergic to ragweed, however, may experience cross-reactivity with chamomile, which can produce intense c Read More …

Oregano

activities (waterlily) – analgesic ; antiseptic ; astringent ; demulcent ; hemostat ; poison ; suppurative . heart the benefit of using oregano as a natural cure activities (common buckthorn) – antitumor ; collyrium ; depurative ; diuretic ; emetic ; laxative ; peristaltic . 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. taking selenium supplements might not be a bad idea in general, because this essential mineral boosts antioxidant levels in the body, which will have an anti-inflammatory effect. a daily supplement containing 200 -heart- other researchers have found that premenstrual women and smokers trying to quit also tend to eat more carbohydrates, which seems to lift their mood. Read More …

Oak Bark

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- Read More …

Nettle

for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e allergies, anaemia, anal fissures, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, chest congestion, colds and flu, coughs, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, excessive menstruation, fatigue, flu virus, gallbladder, genito-urinary ailments, gout, hemorrhoids, inflammation, influenza, joint pain, lactation, lungs, overactive thyroid, piles, poor circulation, postnasal drip, prostate, respiratory problems, sinus, tuberculosis, underactive thyroid, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using nettle as a natural cure 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 iron is an important mineral which enters into the vital activity of the blood and glands. iron exists chiefly as haemoglobin in the blood. it distributes the oxygen inhaled into the lungs to all the cells. it is the master mineral which creates warms, vitality and stamina. it is required for the healthy complexion and for building up resistance in the body. thomas’s doctor surprised him by not wanting to give him sleeping pills. he suspected that part of thomas’ problem was anxiety due to his unwanted retirement. he also knew that thomas had had very poor eating habits for most of his life and was probably not getting all the nutrients his body needed to slip easily into sleep. he sent thomas home with instructions to include a multimineral and vitamin supplement at each meal and to take 100 mg of 5-htp one hour before bed time. within a week of starting this program, thomas was able to sleep through the night. -allergies-anaemia-anal fissures-anemia-arthritis-asthma-bronchitis-chest congestion-colds and flu-coughs-cystic fibrosis-emphysema-excessive menstruation-fatigue-flu virus-gallbladder-genito-urinary ailments-gout-hemorrhoids-inflammation-influenza-joint pain-lactation-lungs-overactive thyroid-piles-poor circulation-postnasal drip-prostate-respiratory problems-sinus-tuberculosis-underactive thyroid-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-yeast infections- raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. the formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml. to make 500 ml. or half a litre of juice. Read More …

Olive Leaf

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. antioxidant, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, bowels, canker sores, cholesterol high, diaper rash, energy, flu virus, fungal infections, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, infections, mononucleosis, obesity, poor circulation, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, stress, tetters, viral conditions infections, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using olive leaf as a natural cure diets high in vitamin b6, cholin and inositol supplied by wheat germ, yeast, or b vitamins extracted from bran have been particularly effective in reducing blood cholesterol. sometimes vitamin e elevates blood lecithin and reduces cholesterol presumably by preventing the essential fatty acids from being destroyed by oxygen. -antioxidant-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-bowels-canker sores-cholesterol high-diaper rash-energy-flu virus-fungal infections-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-infections-mononucleosis-obesity-poor circulation-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-stress-tetters-viral conditions infections-wounds-yeast infections- Read More …

Onion

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. 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 activities (duckweed) – alterative ; antiinflammatory ; depurative ; diuretic ; soporific . 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. for many disorders inflammation is so obvious it does not have to be measured. for example, the pain of arthritis is a clear enough sign of inflammation. swelling, redness, and tenderness to the touch also are obvious signs of inflammation in muscle injuries, gingivitis, and many other disorders. these are typically localized forms of inflammation, though they burden the entire body with a variety of inflammation-promoting substances. tests to confirm inflammation in these situations may be an unnecessary expense. -anxiety-blood pressure-diabetes-high blood pressure-hypertension-immunity-insomnia-nervous conditions-restlessness-sleeplessness-stress-tension-worms- the scaliness increases whenever the hair is brushed or rubbed. it may also appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp. often there is itching as well, and the scalp may become red from scratching. Read More …

Onions

activities (nutmeg) – abortifacient ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antiedemic ; antiinflammatory ; antioxidant ; antiperistaltic ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; carminative (f; n asthma the benefit of using onions as a natural cure garam masala may be used powdered or combined with liquids into a paste. it is most often used to flavor meat dishes. 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. activities (alfalfa) – abortifacient ; alterative ; antiatherosclerotic ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antiscorbutic ; antispasmodic ; antithrombic ; aperitif ; bitter ; cardiotonic ; choleretic ; cyanogenic ; deobstruent ; depurative ; digestive ; diuretic ; ecbolic ; emetic ; emmenagogue ; estrogenic ; -asthma- since 5-htp is not even in the pdr, quite frankly, many doctors are nei ther aware of, nor very conversant with, the product. on the other hand, some physicians are using 5-htp for parkinson’s disease, myelomas, anxiety, depression, appetite control, alzheimers disease, sleep disorders, autism, addictions, aggression, aging problems, dementia, and numerous other health problems. Read More …

Oat Straw

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 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 as people recover, such large dosages of vitamin c become excessive and cause diarrhea, a sign that the dosage should be reduced. however, huge 202 professional help should be sought as soon as the symptoms of postpartum depression are suspected, since postpartum depression can be extremely serious and dangerous for both mother and baby. self mutilation and suicide, as well as serious harm and mortal injury to the baby, are not uncommon in critical cases of postpartum depression. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (rubber vine) – “all parts may cause severe stomach and intestinal upset. cases of death have been reported from india. the leaf is toxic. dry vine emits an eye-irritating dust which may induce coughing and swelling” (crc). -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-constipation-fatigue-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-insomnia-irritable bowel syndrome-sleeplessness-travelers diarrhea- woi); rhinosis ; snakebite ; sore ; sore throat ; strangury ; water retention ; worm . Read More …

Olive Oil

… excessive use should be avoided” (can). sources report contraindication of gi ulcer (aeh; phr). none reported (pip). kidney stones, pain the benefit of using olive oil as a natural cure activities (paper mulberry) – aldose-reductase inhibitor ; antiaggregant ; anticancer ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antiseptic ; aromatase inhibitor ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; estrogenic ; fungicide ; hemostat ; hepatoprotective ; lactagogue ; laxative ; protein-kinase-c if you are obese (more than twenty pounds over your ideal weight), do you carry all or most of the extra fat around your abdomen? because of the anthraquinones, nonstandardized preparations should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation (can). “anthraquinones may be secreted into breast milk.” also contraindicated in arthrosis, hemorrhoids, and nephropathy (can), intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown causes, any enterosis (appendicitis, colitis, crohns disease, and irritable bowel syndrome), hemorrhoids, nephropathy, menstruation (ahp), and urethrosis (can). not for use in cases of diarrhea or abdominal pain. discontinue use if diarrhea or watery stools occur. consult a health care provider in cases of pregnancy or lactation. not for long-term use, use more than 8-10 days, or overdosage (ahp, can). rhubarb leaves, high in oxalic acid, should not be eaten (can). one case of anaphylaxis following ingestion reported (can). contains 4-11% stilbene derivatives, which pose such risks that the herb “can no longer be recommended” (sht). while widely used, anthranoid-containing laxatives can be habit-forming; some contain compounds suspected of being cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, and even tumorigenic. epidemiological studies in germany reveal that abusers of anthranoid laxatives have a three times higher rate of colon carcinoma (aeh). -kidney stones-pain- if you enjoy a pungent kick with some of your foods, substitute a little cayenne powder for black pepper (unless you are allergic to nightshades-see step 8). cayenne contains substances that block the transmission of pain between nerve cells. Read More …

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

activities (sweet gale) – antioxidant ; antiviral ; astringent ; bacteristat ; diuretic ; emetic ; errhine ; expectorant ; fungistat ; hepatoprotective ; insecticide ; insectifuge ; narcotic ; sedative ; sialagogue ; stimulant ; stomachic ; toxic ; vermifuge . add and adhd, alzheimers disease, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, cholesterol high, forgetfulness, hair loss, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, joint pain, memory, overactive thyroid, poor circulation the benefit of using omega-3 fatty acids as a natural cure animal studies document placental transfer and secretion into breast milk of unsaturated pas (can). excessive doses may interfere with blood pressure and heart therapy (can). if making your own kefir or other fermented foods at home seems daunting, nearly all of these are available for purchase through health food stores. as always, check the ingredients list to make sure you are getting what you expect. improve your digestive function by combining a bitter herb with a restorative and a demulcent herb into a tea and drinking it on a daily basis until the symptoms improve. two examples are given below and overleaf. -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-cholesterol high-forgetfulness-hair loss-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-joint pain-memory-overactive thyroid-poor circulation- the most popular way is to keep the serotonin that is already present in the gap between synapses from being removed by the body. after the serotonin has done its work in the synapse, it is taken up back into the cell. the most popular drugs plug up those take up nozzles so that more serotonin remains in the gap to continue to do its work. Read More …

Neem Leaf

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. athletes foot, bacterial infections, fever the benefit of using neem leaf as a natural cure felter (1898) says, and i agree after spending the day compiling on buttercups (not daffodils), that than either cholesterol or homocysteine. people with high crp levels are 41?2 times more likely to experience a heart attack than are people who have normal levels. arterial lesions containing crp are unstable and highly likely to lead to breakaway fragments and clots. it is this relationship between crp and heart disease, perhaps more than any other recent event, that has raised the medical consciousness of the role of inflammation in heart disease and other diseases. whole plant highly toxic (crc); overdose fatal (dem). too toxic to use (jad; ph2). some of the alkaloids transdermally dangerous (ph2). -athletes foot-bacterial infections-fever- the latest research4 on the use of echinacea species and prevention of colds favours continuous use through the autumn and winter. this approach prepares the immune system to respond more quickly to viral infections and in effect you do not develop any symptoms or, if you catch a cold, the symptoms are much milder. there are two distinct species that are used medicinally: Read More …

Mushroom

activities (stoneroot) – antilithic ; antioxidant ; antispasmodic ; astringent ; carminative ; deodorant ; depurative ; s anxiety, diabetes the benefit of using mushroom as a natural cure erect stems are branched at the top. ribbed leaves are triangular and arranged oppositely. pink, petite flowers are starlike, with five petals and yel-low anthers. best collected in midsummer. found in barren fields and wastelands. annual. sow seeds in fall. grow in sandy, loamy, well-drained soil, full sun to part shade. zones 4-9. a parallel research report from doctors in dulles also concluded, after a study of the lives and habits of 6,000 men and women, that the physically fit were less likely to develop hypertension. 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. -anxiety-diabetes- because of the cytotoxic constituents in this and related species, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (can). do not use during pregnancy (wam). should not be used by children under 1 year of age (wam). not for use more than 7 days (wam). may cause diarrhea or nausea in large doses (wam). in the book adverse effects of herbal drug s (de smet et al., 1993), we read that all eupatorium species containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids are, in principle, hazardous for mankind. “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). Read More …

Mullein Leaf

provided no additional benefits. however, 15 percent of the people taking antioxidants alone (no antibiotics) were cured of their h. pylori infection. 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 the onset of pleurisy is generally marked by a sharp and stabbing pain, which may be felt in any part of the chest wall or over the diaphragm. deep breathing or coughing increases the pain. in two other studies have found that vitamin c supplements are beneficial. in a small trial sponsored by the world health organization, researchers gave 5 g of vitamin c daily for four weeks to thirty-two people with chronic gastritis and h. pylori infections. the supplements eradicated h. pylori infections in 30 percent of the patients. in italy fifty-eight patients were treated with antibiotics, followed by either 500 mg of vitamin c daily for six months or no further treatment at all. precancerous gastric cells were reversed in about a third of the patients taking vitamin c. in contrast, only one patient (technically 3.4 percent) from the other group improved. based on the above observations, the following charts show the common foods with acid and alkaline ash : -allergies-asthma-bronchitis-chest congestion-colds and flu-coughs-emphysema-flu virus-hay fever-influenza-lungs-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sinus-sore throat-tuberculosis- research over the past twenty-five years by burton m. berkson, m.d., ph.d., an adjunct professor at new mexico state university, las cruces, has found alpha-lipoic acid to greatly enhance liver function and liver glutathione levels. this effect is particularly important in controlling chronic hepatitis. patients with hepatitis c consistently and significantly improve when following his “triple antioxidant” regimen, which included 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid, 400 mcg of selenium, and 900 mg of silymarin (an extract of the herb milk thistle) daily. this program leads to a near normalization of liver function. Read More …

Mullein

provided no additional benefits. however, 15 percent of the people taking antioxidants alone (no antibiotics) were cured of their h. pylori infection. sore throat the benefit of using mullein as a natural cure the onset of pleurisy is generally marked by a sharp and stabbing pain, which may be felt in any part of the chest wall or over the diaphragm. deep breathing or coughing increases the pain. in two other studies have found that vitamin c supplements are beneficial. in a small trial sponsored by the world health organization, researchers gave 5 g of vitamin c daily for four weeks to thirty-two people with chronic gastritis and h. pylori infections. the supplements eradicated h. pylori infections in 30 percent of the patients. in italy fifty-eight patients were treated with antibiotics, followed by either 500 mg of vitamin c daily for six months or no further treatment at all. precancerous gastric cells were reversed in about a third of the patients taking vitamin c. in contrast, only one patient (technically 3.4 percent) from the other group improved. based on the above observations, the following charts show the common foods with acid and alkaline ash : -sore throat- research over the past twenty-five years by burton m. berkson, m.d., ph.d., an adjunct professor at new mexico state university, las cruces, has found alpha-lipoic acid to greatly enhance liver function and liver glutathione levels. this effect is particularly important in controlling chronic hepatitis. patients with hepatitis c consistently and significantly improve when following his “triple antioxidant” regimen, which included 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid, 400 mcg of selenium, and 900 mg of silymarin (an extract of the herb milk thistle) daily. this program leads to a near normalization of liver function. Read More …

MSM

apply a sliver of fresh garlic directly to the wart and hold it in place with a plaster for 2-3 hours (warning: garlic may sting and cause a temporary skin rash around the wart). this is a one-off treatment, and i do not recommend this treatment for small children under 6 years old. allergies, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, pain the benefit of using msm as a natural cure dosages (gugul) – 25 mg guggulsterones 2-3 ×/day (apa); 250-500 mg stx (5-10% guggulsterone) (apa; sky); 1200-1500 mg guggulipid/day (ca 40-60 mg guggulsterone) (keb);1.5 -allergies-arthritis-carpal tunnel syndrome-joint pain-pain- Read More …

Motherwort

fatty acids in their diets. however, breast milk from the allergic mothers contained less of the omega-3 fatty acids, which would predispose their infants to allergies. menstrual problems the benefit of using motherwort as a natural cure 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. another effective home remedy for loss of hair is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair loss. it will nourish the hair and promote hair growth. the coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and squeezing it well. for one thing, arthritis causes not just joint pain and inflammation, but complex musculoskeletal disorders that cause’s constant throbbing pain in your bones and joints. in no way is it just a little pain. and further more as for the age factor, arthritis is not just an old-age symptom or disease; it is an age, race and gender neutral affliction that affects millions of people across the globe. -menstrual problems- heart failure, headache, hyperprolactinemia, high blood pressure, hypokalemia, muscle weakness, myoglobinuria, myopathy, and paralysis (martindale’s 30th). as prolonged use/higher doses may give mineralcorticoid adverse effects/interactions, the root should not be used for more than 4-6 Read More …

Myrrh

neck tension arising from long hours at the desk or behind the wheel of the car can be relieved by certain neck exercises. these include rotating the head clockwise and anticlockwise, allowing the head to drop forward and backward as far as possible and turning the head to the right and left as far as possible several times. these exercises help to loosen up contracted neck muscles which may restrict the blood supply to the head. abscesses, arteriosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis, canker sores, chest congestion, cholesterol high, cold sores, colds and flu, coughs, dyspepsia, emphysema, excessive menstruation, fever, flu virus, gas flatulence, gastritis, genito-urinary ailments, halitosis, herpes, indigestion, lack of appetite, late menstruation, lungs, menstrual problems, poor circulation, poor digestion, 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 the benefit of using myrrh as a natural cure you can find teachers and herb schools in many communities, but if you want something more academically structured, maryland univer – sity of integrative health, bastyr university, and the california institute of herbal studies are options to consider. if you love herbs and want to help others, study the herbs and become the herbalist you want to be. although herbalists are not doctors allowed to practice medicine in north america, we can provide information to others about improving their health using herbs. share what you learn so that others can benefit. i often itch ; leukorrhea ; migraine ; mycosis ; nausea ; nephrosis ; nervousness (1; apa; can; crc; gmh; phr; cystosis ; cholera ; cold ; constipation ; cramp ; cystosis ; dropsy ; dyspepsia ; b -abscesses-arteriosclerosis-asthma-bronchitis-canker sores-chest congestion-cholesterol high-cold sores-colds and flu-coughs-dyspepsia-emphysema-excessive menstruation-fever-flu virus-gas flatulence-gastritis-genito-urinary ailments-halitosis-herpes-indigestion-lack of appetite-late menstruation-lungs-menstrual problems-poor circulation-poor digestion-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- sweet paprika has a taste similar to red bell peppers, and it can therefore be used when a milder flavor is desired. sweet paprika can be used in meats and sauces, but it is also appropriate for sprinkling as a garnish. sweet paprika is also a good choice for rice and potato dishes where the color is desired but not the spiciness of a hotter paprika. Read More …

Neem

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. detox the benefit of using neem as a natural cure felter (1898) says, and i agree after spending the day compiling on buttercups (not daffodils), that than either cholesterol or homocysteine. people with high crp levels are 41?2 times more likely to experience a heart attack than are people who have normal levels. arterial lesions containing crp are unstable and highly likely to lead to breakaway fragments and clots. it is this relationship between crp and heart disease, perhaps more than any other recent event, that has raised the medical consciousness of the role of inflammation in heart disease and other diseases. whole plant highly toxic (crc); overdose fatal (dem). too toxic to use (jad; ph2). some of the alkaloids transdermally dangerous (ph2). -detox- the latest research4 on the use of echinacea species and prevention of colds favours continuous use through the autumn and winter. this approach prepares the immune system to respond more quickly to viral infections and in effect you do not develop any symptoms or, if you catch a cold, the symptoms are much milder. there are two distinct species that are used medicinally: Read More …

Milk Thistle

the following choice of herbs is for your own consideration, to be introduced on a daily basis if possible. each of these herbs has merits in its own right and some of them may be more desirable than others in your particular situation; for instance, if there is a history of heart disease in your family you may consider taking garlic daily from the age of 30 onwards. acne, alcoholism, antioxidant, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, bowels, cholesterol high, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, cystic fibrosis, detoxification, diaper rash, diarrhea, 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, poor digestion, 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 the benefit of using milk thistle as a natural cure aab); rheumatism ; ringworm ; salmonella ; seborrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; sunburn ; swelling ; syphilis ; trachosis ; tuberculosis ; tumor ; ulcer (1; aab; apa; ph2; wam; these positive results have convinced dr. davis to become an active advocate of wheat free lifestyle.  his conviction was even increased when his patients further reported that their previous ailments quickly reappeared when they ate even a small amount of wheat.  the ailments also rapidly disappear as soon as they go back to a wheat free diet.  yogurt: even after cutting dairy from your diet, you can enjoy soy, rice or coconut milk yogurt. it goes well in smoothies and is a great breakfast with the addition of fruit. -acne-alcoholism-antioxidant-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-bowels-cholesterol high-cirrhosis of the liver-constipation-cystic fibrosis-detoxification-diaper rash-diarrhea-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-poor digestion-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- gist told her she had some (but not all) of the signs of lupus erythematosus. she was developing stomach pain from the ibuprofen, and medication for the lupuslike symptoms caused double vision. in addition, anita’s blood pressure had risen to 190/100 and her blood sugar was more than 240, clearly in the diabetic range. these clinical findings led to additional prescriptions for hypertensive and glucose-lowering medications. Read More …

Muirapauma

alzheimers disease, anxiety, cramps, depression mild, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fatigue, forgetfulness, frigidity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, indigestion, memory, nervous conditions, pms, poor circulation, poor digestion, restlessness, stomach upset, tension, ulcers, upset stomach, virility the benefit of using muirapauma as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-anxiety-cramps-depression mild-diarrhea-dyspepsia-fatigue-forgetfulness-frigidity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-indigestion-memory-nervous conditions-pms-poor circulation-poor digestion-restlessness-stomach upset-tension-ulcers-upset stomach-virility- Read More …

Meadowsweet

in case of diarrhoea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful. a piece of dry ginger is powdered along with a crystal or rock salt. a quarter teaspoonful of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jugglery. it will bring quick relief as ginger, being carminative, aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract. gerd, muscle cramps spasms, pain, ulcers the benefit of using meadowsweet as a natural cure replacing these with healthy alternatives is your best option and can help reduce the side effects of making such a massive change to your diet. for example, you might reach for a piece of raw fruit instead of a piece of cake next time you crave something sweet. the cake is full of processed flour, oils, sugar and colorants that all wreak havoc on your digestive system, while fruit is nourishing and tasty. over time, your taste buds will adjust so that refined sugar tastes too sweet and actually becomes unpleasant, but this does take time. blumenthal, foster, and pedersen all make the case that early on, some, many, or most of the earlier studies leading to the new fame for echinacea were really performed on parthenium. dosages (cajeput) – oil used as a monopreparation, externally as a 5% alcohol solution (kom); topical use only, dosage not specified (ph2); 0.05-0.2 ml cajuput oil (pnc); 0.3-2 ml cajuput spirit (pnc). -gerd-muscle cramps spasms-pain-ulcers- thalmia ; orchosis ; pain ; pharyngosis ; phlebitis ; phthisis ; poison ivy ; pulmonosis ; rash ; rheumatism ; sore ; sore throat ; sprain ; stomatosis (2; apa; bgb; kom; phr; Read More …

Mayapple

there are three phases to a normal, restful breath: inhalation, exhalation, and a pause at the bottom of the exhalation. as you have already learned, the inhalation is the only active portion of breathing. as such, this is the only portion of the breath that you can or should control in any way and therefore is the only portion that you can slow without stressing or abusing respiratory muscles. constipation, worms the benefit of using mayapple as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (lucky nut) – not covered (ahp; kom; phr). many fatalities reported from self medication, 1-2 seeds may kill a child (crc). one south african child died 6 hours after eating a kernel (wbb). also called indian paint, tetterwort, red paucoon, coon root, snakebite, sweet slumber family papaveraceae parts used rhizomes -constipation-worms- Read More …

Maitake Mushroom

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- Read More …

Marjoram Leaf

which foods should you add to your diet? while your body should produce most of the necessary enzymes and amino acids required to ensure proper digestion, you can help make it even more effective by eating the following fruits and vegetables. fungal infections the benefit of using marjoram leaf as a natural cure    a. standing forward bend holding elbows                     b.  standing forward bend holding the ankles vervain is a gentle relaxant and antidepressant. one of its actions is helping the body to cope with stress or recover from the effects of stress. vervain can be used in situations where prolonged stress begins to show in the form of exhaustion, irritation or a low mood. it is also very helpful in recovering from illnesses that leave you depressed and unenergetic, especially if your digestion is not functioning properly. a low mood and emotional swings that accompany menopausal changes also improve with vervain. supplies needed herbs, grain alcohol (such as brandy) kitchenware food processor, vitamix, blender, or wheatgrass grinder; herb press, pressing cloth, or muslin cloth; measuring cup; glass container; fine cheesecloth; bottle; label -fungal infections- activities (hemlock) – abortifacient ; antiinflammatory ; antiseptic ; astringent ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; hemostat ; rubefacient ; stimulant . Read More …

Marigold

blumenthal, foster, and pedersen all make the case that early on, some, many, or most of the earlier studies leading to the new fame for echinacea were really performed on parthenium. athletes foot, herpes, ulcers, varicose veins the benefit of using marigold as a natural cure drink shepherd’s purse tea on a daily basis (for precautions see page 140). adults only: 2-3 cups a day. water is the best way to stay hydrated. in fact, many other liquids, such as sodas, tea and coffee, tend to dehydrate you. they are also not as good for you as plain old water. while this might seem boring, what water does for your body is anything but. star anise is widely used in china, india and indonesia for such traditional dishes as garam masala and pho. it is one of the ingredients of the five-spice powder that is a staple of chinese cooking. -athletes foot-herpes-ulcers-varicose veins- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (castor) – class 2b, 2d. contraindicated in intestinal obstruction and abdominal pain of unknown origin, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease; do not use more than 8-10 days (ahp; phr). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages of the oil” (ph2). overdoses can cause colic, drastic diarrhea, gastralgia and gastrosis, queasiness, and vomiting (phr). the seeds contain 2.8-3% Read More …

Marshmallow Root

synonyms: nardostachys jatamansi (jones) dc., patrina jatamansi (jones) d. don, valeriana wallichii dc. gastritis, gerd, immunity, irritable bowel syndrome, kidneys, sore throat, ulcers the benefit of using marshmallow root as a natural cure this herb provides a basis for the treatment of chronic (long-lasting) skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne, acne rosacea, eczema and boils. mountain grape has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions that make it very useful for skin problems. activities (white spruce) – antibacterial ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; diuretic ; bronchospasmolytic ; expectorant ; irritant ; pulmonary ; rubefacient ; secretolytic . 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. -gastritis-gerd-immunity-irritable bowel syndrome-kidneys-sore throat-ulcers- careful observation is needed to link particular events with eczema flare-ups. often a selective exclusion of the most allergenic items is enough to clear eczema completely. if that doesn’t work you can try both internal and external treatment, but you must proceed very carefully as many herbs have the potential for making eczema worse. internal treatment usually consists of anti-inflammatory and detoxifying herbs; sometimes an immune modulator and a relaxant for the nervous system are also called for. external treatment consists of a healing cream, but you must be very cautious and try each cream on a small area to begin with. it is not uncommon to develop a reaction to a cream that was working very well to begin with, and sometimes you may need two or three different creams used in rotation. Read More …

Marshmallow

sesame seeds are used extensively in asian and african dishes. they may be baked into snacks, used to flavor soups, and sprinkled onto salads and meats. consumers are also used to seeing the seeds on buns, bagels and breads. sore throat the benefit of using marshmallow as a natural cure for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e a perfectly constituted diet is one in which the principal ingredients are milk, milk products, any whole cereal grain or mixture of cereal grains, green leafy vegetables and fruits. these are the protective foods. they make good the defects of other constituents of the diet, protect the body against infection and disease of various kinds, and their use in sufficient quantity ensures physical efficiency. synonyms: nardostachys jatamansi (jones) dc., patrina jatamansi (jones) d. don, valeriana wallichii dc. -sore throat- analyze how these changes have affected people’s health. because this book is about inflammation, the emphasis in our brief examination of food history will be on how the diet has shifted from relatively balanced to clearly pro-inflammatory. three major periods of dietary change have occurred: the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the convenience/fast-food revolution. all of these changes have been characterized by two basic trends: (1) through a variety of processing and refining methods, the modern diet less and less resembles our evolutionary diet, and (2) the majority of foods sold in supermarkets less and less resemble their original appearance in nature. Read More …

Melatonin

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. fibromyalgia the benefit of using melatonin as a natural cure dysuria ; edema ; encephalosis ; enterosis ; enuresis ; epilepsy ; eructation ; fever ; fistula ; flu ; fungus ; 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 cow’s milk also is a common allergen. it provides considerable saturated fat, and some people have argued that homogenization alters the size and metabolism of milk fat, making it more likely to promote heart disease. as beverages, milk and milk shakes provide a large quantity of calories, when the body really requires only water. -fibromyalgia- has been recently disproven. hepatotoxicity has not been noted in toxicity studies with oral administration of sanguinarine. human patch tests indicate it is nonirritant and nonsensitizing. Read More …

Magnesium

indications (belleric) – adenopathy ; anemia ; asthma ; bacteria ; biliousness ; bite ; bronchosis ; cancer ; cancer, abdomen ; cancer, colon ; cancer, gland ; cancer, liver ; cholera ; cold ; constipation ; cornea ; cough ; cramp ; kidney stones the benefit of using magnesium as a natural cure much research has been done on amino acids in recent times and this has paved the way for dramatic treatment and cure of different problems by their judicious use. they are now dubbed as ” the nutrients of the 80’s” and “medical foods”. hay fever: like eczema and asthma, this requires an individual approach combined with adjustments to the diet and the patient’s environment. the only device that i have come across that i like is the frolov device, or the u.s. knock-off (for half the price) called breathslim. this device uses water to provide resistance for either the inhalation or the exhalation or both. and i find that resistance on exhalation is often far more beneficial than resistance on the inhalation. that is because the gentle resistance on exhalation trains the muscles in the chest and abdomen to relax. -kidney stones- clumps of flimsy stems, 4 to 6 inches, are covered in fine hairs on one side. small ovate leaves are oppositely arranged. tiny white flowers grow in terminal clusters. grows nearly everywhere, at the bases of trees, in yards, woods, flower boxes, and gravel roads. in moist, temperate climates, harvest young shoots almost year-round. annual. collect seedpods when flowers fade and allow them to dry. directly sow outdoors in fall or after last frost. grow in any soil, part shade. zones 3-8. Read More …

Maca Root

alzheimers disease, anaemia, anemia, fatigue, forgetfulness, frigidity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, memory, menopause, menstrual problems, pms, underactive thyroid, virility the benefit of using maca root as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-anaemia-anemia-fatigue-forgetfulness-frigidity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-memory-menopause-menstrual problems-pms-underactive thyroid-virility- Read More …

Licorice Root

also called tree of life, arbor-vitae, american arbor-vitae, yellow cedar, false white cedar family cupressaceae parts used leaves, young twigs bacterial infections, chronic dizziness, colds, colds and flu, constipation, detoxification, 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 increased intake of olive oil also can reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. olive oil reduces the activity of adhesion molecules, which enable white blood cells to attach to and attack normal cells. put the empty capsules in one bowl and the ground herbal mixture in another. en set up a three-bowl assembly line: capsules, herbs, and an empty bowl. pull apart a capsule, with a capsule bottom in one hand and a top in the other, and scoop the ground herbs into both; then press the capsule back together. place each completed capsule in the third bowl. with a little practice and patience, you can become quite e?cient, easily creating 500 capsules an hour. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (magnolia vine) – class 1. rarely, appetite suppression, dyspepsia, and itch are attendant (ahp; laf). leaves and fruits are considered food in the orient (fac). contraindicated in pregnancy except to facilitate childbirth (keb). -bacterial infections-chronic dizziness-colds-colds and flu-constipation-detoxification-flu virus-genito-urinary ailments-gerd-immunity-infections-influenza-jaundice-kidneys-motion sickness-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-vertigo-yeast infections- Read More …

Lycopene

activities (kombe) – anxiolytic ; cardiotonic ; curare ; digitalic ; diuretic ; negative chronotropic ; negative dromotropic ; pediculicide ; positive bathmotropic ; positive inotropic . antioxidant, immune system, prostate the benefit of using lycopene as a natural cure the symptoms of cancer vary according to the site of the growth. the american cancer society has prescribed seven signs or danger signals in general which may indicate the presence of cancer. these are : a sore that does not heal ; change in bowel or bladder habits ; unusual bleeding or discharge ; thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere ; indigestion or difficulty in swallowing ; obvious change in a wart or a mole, and a persistent and nagging cough or hoarseness. other symptoms may include unexplained loss of weight , particularly in older people, a change in skin colour and changes in the menstrual periods, especially bleeding between periods. indications (betel palm) – anorexia ; bacteria ; beriberi ; bleeding ; bronchosis ; cholera ; colic ; cough ; vitamin c also can reduce the damaging effects of uv radiation. a study by steven s. traikovich, d.o., of phoenix, arizona, found that a vitamin c-containing lotion was able to reduce fine wrinkles, roughness, and skin tone compared to a similar lotion without the vitamin. vitamin c -antioxidant-immune system-prostate- pregnant women with a history of repeated abortions should take all other precautions necessary to prevent miscarriage. they should avoid sexual intercourse, during early pregnancy. they should go to bed early and rise early and take regular exercise, but avoid fatigue. they should sleep on a hard mattress with their heads low, and remain calm and cool. Read More …

Lysine

activities (bayrum tree) – allergenic ; analgesic ; antifumitory ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; carminative ; digestive ; expectorant ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; stomachic . herpes, viral conditions infections the benefit of using lysine as a natural cure treats skin conditions balm made from buds make an excellent treatment for skin troubles. use as a muscle rub or chest congestion balm, or for more complex skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and folliculitis. it can reduce pain, cool the skin, and relieve itching. used internally and externally. that taking motherwort each day helps new blood vessels grow to the heart. she calls it “a bypass in a bottle.” a dose of 10 to 20 drops of tinc-ture, taken several times a day, can lower blood pressure, improve heart action, and strengthen electrical activity in the heart. -herpes-viral conditions infections- Read More …

Maca

dosages (chaparral) – do not use (apa); 1 tsp shoot/qt water for mouthwash (apa); 2-4 tbsp herb (ped); 3-6 g dry herb (ped); 4.5 g dry herb:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (ped). libido, postmenopausal, prostate the benefit of using maca as a natural cure activities (swamp milkweed) – alterative ; cardiotonic ; carminative ; digestive ; diuretic ; emetic ; laxative ; positive inotropic ; taenifuge ; tonic ; toxic ; vermifuge . your breath and then exhale through the left nostril. hold your breath and then exhale through the left nostril. repeat as often as required. this pranayama increases gastric juices and helps digestion. it also fortifies the nervous system and clears the sinuses. activities (dysentery bark) – amebicide ; astringent ; bronchoconstrictor ; insecticide ; locusticide ; pediculoside ; stomachic ; tonic . -libido-postmenopausal-prostate- apply a warm comfrey poultice or compress from diluted tincture or a strong infusion. adults and children: apply 2-3 times a day until the symptoms improve. Read More …

Lobelia

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (bethroot) – class 2b (ahp). as an emmenagogue/uterotonic, should not be used by pregnant mothers (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). in high doses emetic, emmenagogue, even promoting labor (phr). 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 the body uses various enzymes to convert alpha-linolenic acid to more active substances, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (epa). epa is ultimately converted to a group of eicosanoids that are either anti-inflammatory or “less inflammatory” than those in the omega-6 family. however, there is a wrinkle to this story. with the successful use of antibiotics in eradicating h. pylori infections, a new leading cause of gastritis and ulcers has emerged: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and coxibs. all nsaids, including the so-called cox-2 selective drugs, disrupt the activity of cyclooxygenase-1 (cox-1), an enzyme critical for fatty acid production and for maintaining the health of the stomach wall. extracts (st john’s-wort) – a stx (600 mg wit, 0.24-0.32% hypericin 3 ×/day) produced erythema in light-sensitive patients (ahp). leaf extracts enhance mouse immune system against bordetella pertussis and staphylococcus aureus. novoimanine is most effective against s. -allergies-asthma-bronchitis-chest congestion-colds and flu-coughs-emphysema-flu virus-hay fever-influenza-lungs-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sinus-sore throat-tuberculosis- kitchenware for maceration jar, blender, measuring cup, waxed paper, rubber band, calculator kitchenware for percolation percolator, jar, grinder, measuring cup, calculator, packing rod, coffee filters, rock weight, pyrex bowl with lid, mixing spoon, rubber band, plastic baggies Read More …

Maitake

have in vitro antiradical activity on chemically generated superoxide radicals. the extracts also inhibitor 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). the 10-12% tannins in the leaves make this tea competitive with the better publicized green tea for cancer and cardiopathy. and i suspect that the wild strains would be even better endowed, with the anticancer and cardioprotective polyphenols, than the cultivated raspberries. diabetes the benefit of using maitake as a natural cure activities (winter’s-bark) – analgesic ; antibacterial ; antiseptic ; antiinflammatory ; antileukemic ; antiscorbutic ; astringent ; bitter ; carminative ; diaphoretic ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic . -diabetes- Read More …

Magnolia Bark

the fact is that our native flora provides enough options to treat most problems and there is rarely a true need to resort to exotic, imported plants. also, quite a few foreign herbs can be successfully grown in this country and can even have better properties: for example, british-grown lavender has a higher concentration of volatile constituents than lavender grown in france, although this is a mediterranean plant by origin. by limiting yourself to herbs that are cultivated in the uk you will also be reducing the carbon footprint associated with their transportation. gas flatulence, lack of appetite, nausea, obesity, vomiting the benefit of using magnolia bark as a natural cure dosages (cumin) – 300-600 mg (hhb); 0.06-0.2 ml (hhb); 5-10 fruits (phr); 300 to 600 gm (phr) (i’m sure they did not mean that, that’s 1-2 pounds, close to a lethal dose, i’d bet); corrected in ph2 to 300-600 mg (= 5-10 fruit). activities (american white spruce) – antiseptic ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; laxative ; panacea ; rubefacient ; tonic . -gas flatulence-lack of appetite-nausea-obesity-vomiting- Read More …

Ladys Slipper

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- Read More …

Lemon Balm

keep an eye on the temperature and, if necessary, bring it down by measures described in the fever entry, page 108. add and adhd, alzheimers disease, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, calming, canker sores, cold sores, colds and flu, colic, constipation, coughs, cramps, depression mild, diarrhea, 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, overactive thyroid, poor digestion, restlessness, sleeplessness, stomach upset, tension, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, viral conditions infections, vomiting the benefit of using lemon balm as a natural cure tsp) bark/day (apa); 0.4 g/cup bark tea (phr); 2-4 fl oz bark extract (fel); 1-2 g bark extract (mad). blumenthal, foster, and pedersen all make the case that early on, some, many, or most of the earlier studies leading to the new fame for echinacea were really performed on parthenium. one sure method of reducing weight is by practicising what is known as “fletcherism”. it was discovered in 1898 by horace fletcher of the u.s.a.. fletlcher, at 40, considered himself an old man. he was 50 pounds overweight, contracted flu every six months and constantly complained of indigestion and a tired feeling. after a deep study, he made some important discoveries and prescribed the rules for “fletcherism” which are as follows : chew your food to a pulp or milky liquid until it practically swallows itself. -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-anxiety-asthma-bronchitis-calming-canker sores-cold sores-colds and flu-colic-constipation-coughs-cramps-depression mild-diarrhea-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-overactive thyroid-poor digestion-restlessness-sleeplessness-stomach upset-tension-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-viral conditions infections-vomiting- activities (champac) – abortifacient ; alexeteric ; antifertility ; antipyretic ; antispasmodic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; carminative ; demulcent ; deobstruent ; deodorant ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; hypertensive ; hypoglycemic ; laxative ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic ; vermifuge . Read More …

Licorice

therefore when you decide to buy ready-processed herbs, consider the points below in order to be safe and not waste your money. sore throat, ulcers the benefit of using licorice as a natural cure 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 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. the recommended dietary allowances for magnesium are 350 mg. per day for adult man, 300 mg. for women and 450 me. during pregnancy and lactation. deficiency can lead to kidney damage and kidney stones, muscle cramps, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, epileptic seizures, nervous irritability, marked depression and confusion, impaired protein metabolism and premature wrinkles. after the juice fast,the patient should spend a further three to five days on an exclusive fresh fruit diet. in this regimen, he should have three meals a day, at five-hourly intervals of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grape-fruit, oranges, pineapple and melon. if losing much weight on the all-fruit diet, those already under weight may add a glass of milk to each fruit meal. -sore throat-ulcers- for example, people who are taking such drugs as paxil, zoloft, prozac, effexor, and, most especially, mao inhibitors should exercise caution when considering a regimen of 5-htp. the result could be an overdose of serotonin, leading to severe nausea, agitation, lethargy, or any number of unpleasant side effects. although 5-htp has few serious side effects when taken alone, it could conceivably trigger serious and lasting side effects of the drugs it is taken with. this has never been observed to happen, so it’s a theoretical warning, but it’s better to be prudent and avoid the risk. Read More …

Korean Ginseng

garlic acts against a wide spectrum of bacteria that can cause digestive upsets. it can be used for mild food poisoning, traveller’s diarrhoea, or as a preventative treatment when travelling in exotic countries. it can also be of help for some worm infestations . add and adhd, alcoholism, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, cholesterol high, detoxification, diabetes, fatigue, frigidity, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, impaired sexual desire, impotence, lack of appetite, memory, menopause, night sweats, poor circulation, virility the benefit of using korean ginseng as a natural cure jaundice ; laryngosis ; lice ; lumbago ; malaria ; mycosis ; nervousness 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. supplies multitude of nutrients and proteins high in protein, nettle is also packed to the rim with nutrients for all aspects of physical form and function. nettle is excellent at helping process protein within the body as well as removing toxic protein wastes. it seems to take from waste all that is still valuable and turn it into healing gold. tonifies the body nettle is the perfect example of a nutritive tonic herb that is helpful in almost every situation. considered safe for use with all ages, it has little record of negative side e?ects (except for those who pick it without gloves). -add and adhd-alcoholism-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-cholesterol high-detoxification-diabetes-fatigue-frigidity-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-impaired sexual desire-impotence-lack of appetite-memory-menopause-night sweats-poor circulation-virility- in many instances herbs are as effective as, and sometimes more effective than, conventional pharmaceuticals in treating many common health problems. did you know, for instance, that clinical trials1 have shown st john’s wort to be more effective than ssri drugs in treating mild to moderate depression? medicinal plants can often treat problems that defy modern medicine, including the common cold and chronic fatigue syndrome. they are equally applicable for ailments that arise suddenly, for instance heartburn, and for long-standing conditions, such as joint pain. Read More …

Kudzu

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (blackberry lily) – not covered (ahp; kom; ph2). contraindicated in pregnancy; contains toxic iridoids belamcandin and iridin. root for use only under medical supervision. alcoholism, fever the benefit of using kudzu as a natural cure in addition, it might be helpful to take vitamin d (400 to 800 iu daily) supplements. researchers at the university of utrecht, netherlands, reported that vitamin d deficiency is common among patients with lupus, either because they spend little time in the sun or because of how some medications interfere with the vitamin. activities (dysentery bark) – amebicide ; astringent ; bronchoconstrictor ; insecticide ; locusticide ; pediculoside ; stomachic ; tonic . wax irritating, reportedly carcinogenic (fad). triterpenes sapogenins may have purgative stim-ulus (ped); flavonoids antibacterial (ped). myricadiol with mineral corticoid activity; myricitrin bactericidal, choleretic, protisticidal, and spermicidal (can; pnc). -alcoholism-fever- one of the most common bowel diseases diag-nosed today, irritable bowel disease, or ibd, is a problem i often see in my o?ce. ose who su?er ibd experience a fluctuation between constipation and diarrhea, often accompanied by abdominal cramping and pain. patients also present with gas, bloating, and incomplete bowel movements. often they cannot identify a pattern resulting from eat-ing certain foods, or at least they cannot pinpoint a source of the problem. whether it’s acid reflux, burping, bloating, or gas, their gastrointestinal health seems to be challenged. Read More …

Lemon Juice

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. kidney stones the benefit of using lemon juice as a natural cure selenium and vitamin e are synergistic and the two together are stronger than the sum of the equal parts. selenium slows down ageing and hardening of tissues through oxidation. males seem to have a greater need for this mineral. nearly half of the total supply in the body is concentrated in the testicles and in the seminal ducts adjacent to the prostate gland. while gathering roots and rhizomes, replant root crowns and rhizome pieces directly in the ground, especially if a bud is present, to help the plant regrow. if you need to strip bark, do not remove it from a living part of the plant. instead, look for freshly fallen branches and remove bark from those parts. if you must remove bark from a healthy part of a plant, remove only very small, vertical strips, and never, ever girdle a tree (remove bark horizontally around the entire trunk) or you will kill it entirely. if you cut too much, the wound you create opens a path for bacterial and fungal infections, which can kill the tree. extracts (asparagus) – asparagusic acid nematicidal. as the richest source of glutathione (at least as cited in jnu), asparagus could be credited with many of the activities of glutathione, a major antioxidant that also detoxifies carcinogens and pollutants, maintains healthy liver, boosts the immune system, aids cell replication, repairs damaged dna, and reduces inflammation. -kidney stones- you will need a specific preparation of st john’s wort that is called st john’s wort infused oil. you can buy it ready-made from specialist retailers or make your own (see chapter 26). for directions of usage see the earache entry in the next section of this chapter. precautions for the internal use of st john’s wort do not apply to the st john’s wort infused oil. Read More …

Lavender

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (roselle) – class 1 (ahp). no risks known (kom). commission e list it as unapproved (kom). “hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). may reduce the efficacy of chloroquine as a malaria preventive (apa). if hhb is correct, this plant may be the best source of hydroxycitric acids. anxiety, anxiety and stress, calming, gas flatulence, heart, nervous conditions, restlessness, stress, tension the benefit of using lavender as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (gardenia) – class 1 (ahp). not covered (kom; ph2). let’s try to forget weight, weight charts, and bmi; instead, let’s look for a lack of fitness. if you appear to be a mass of fat; if you find yourself weak, easily exhausted, and short of breath when you walk any distance on flat terrain, much less uphill; if you find that your skin hangs heavily away from the muscle that should be beneath it, you are probably obese or well on the way to it. tochezia ; hemoptysis ; hepatosis ; hiccup ; impotence ; induration ; infection ; inflammation ; leprosy ; leukemia ; leukoderma ; mastosis ; mycosis ; ophthalmia ; orchosis ; pain ; palpitation ; parotosis ; puerperium ; rheumatism ; scabies ; sclerosis ; scorpion sting ; snakebite ; sore ; spasm ; splenosis ; splenomegaly ; stomachache ; stone ; stye ; syncope ; swelling ; tachycardia ; tuberculosis ; tumor ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vd ; wart ; water retention ; whitlow ; worm . -anxiety-anxiety and stress-calming-gas flatulence-heart-nervous conditions-restlessness-stress-tension- tincture dosages can vary, but with most herbal tinctures, the traditional dosage amounts are fine. you might consider starting with less, however, if tinctures contain more potent or stimulating herbs with specific actions. Read More …

Khella

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- Read More …

Kava

also called colic root, china root, yuma, rheuma-tism root, liver root, devil’s bones family dio-scoreaceae parts used roots, rhizomes anxiety and stress, insomnia, menstrual cramps the benefit of using kava as a natural cure the patient often suffers from guilt, oppressive feelings and self-absorption. other symptoms of depression are : loss of appetite, gidiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration and lack of power of decision. some persons may lose interest in eating and suffer from rapid loss of weight while others may resort to frequent eating and as a result gain in weight. several systems of exercise have been developed over the years, the most popular among them being the swedish system and yoga asanas, the later having been practised from ancient times in india. whichever system you choose to adopt, the exercises should be performed systematically, regularly and under proper guidance. also called smooth sumac, scarlet sumach, upland sumach, mountain sumach, dwarf sumach, sleek sumach, staghorn sumach, pennsylvania sumach family anacardiaceae parts used bark, berries -anxiety and stress-insomnia-menstrual cramps- thus the hypotensive human who coevolved with ginseng might selectively use the needed hypertensive ginsenoside, while the hypertensive human might adaptogenically sequester the hypotensive ginsenoside. something for whatever ails you. remember, this herb, like all herbs contains all the compounds essential for plant life, and many of those essential for human life. carrots are considerably cheaper. Read More …

Juniper Berry

after an evaluation, lieberman suspected that gluten intolerance was at the core of roberta’s problems and that dairy was likely a contributing factor. in gluten-sensitive people this protein triggers an autoimmune reaction that often leads to wide-ranging food sensitivities. roberta was also under considerable stress related to family issues, and lieberman made a referral to help roberta cope with these problems. arthritis, backache, chest congestion, colic, cramps, cystitis, dyspepsia, emphysema, genito-urinary ailments, gout, indigestion, joint pain, kidneys, lack of appetite, lungs, pain, poor digestion, prostate, sciatica, stomach upset, tuberculosis, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention the benefit of using juniper berry as a natural cure square stems are covered with white, wooly hairs. bluntly toothed leaves are nearly round, wrinkled, and somewhat hairy on the upper surface. pungent white flowers are borne just above the leaves in dense clusters, from summer to fall. look for hore-hound in dry and sandy fields. harvest the entire plant in spring and summer. perennial. listed dosages (guaiacum) – 1-2 g wood in tea 3 ×/day (can); 4.5 g wood/day (kom); 6-9 tsp (28-40 g) wood in tea (mad); 1.5 g wood/cold water, up to 5 g/day (phr); 1-2 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 80% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 0.3-2 g (hhb); 2-4 ml tincture (pnc; can). jlh); cancer, colon ; cancer, intestine ; cancer, joint ; cancer, mouth ; cancer, sinew ; cancer, stomach ; cancer, throat ; cancer, tongue ; cancer, uterus ; cardiopathy ; catarrh ; chlorosis ; cholecystosis ; conjunctivosis ; constipation ; cough ; cramp ; dermatosis ; dyspnea ; dysuria ; eczema ; enterosis ; epilepsy ; exanthema ; fever ; fungus ; glossosis ; gout ; gravel ; headache ; hemorrhoid ; high blood pressure ; hoarseness ; hypochondria ; hysteria ; induration ; infection ; inflammation ; insomnia ; jaundice ; leukemia (1; -arthritis-backache-chest congestion-colic-cramps-cystitis-dyspepsia-emphysema-genito-urinary ailments-gout-indigestion-joint pain-kidneys-lack of appetite-lungs-pain-poor digestion-prostate-sciatica-stomach upset-tuberculosis-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- through this asana, the muscles of the neck become stronger and blood circulation is improved. the functioning of the cervical nerves, ganglia and the thyroid also gets improved. Read More …

Juniper Berries

square stems are covered with white, wooly hairs. bluntly toothed leaves are nearly round, wrinkled, and somewhat hairy on the upper surface. pungent white flowers are borne just above the leaves in dense clusters, from summer to fall. look for hore-hound in dry and sandy fields. harvest the entire plant in spring and summer. perennial. listed asthma, bladder, diabetes, gout, kidney, obesity the benefit of using juniper berries as a natural cure of oil in the capsules. as always, read supplement labels carefully. for example, a product may contain 1,000 mg of black current seed oil but only 150 mg of gla per two capsules. depending on the brand, 2.8 grams of gla might translate to more than twenty capsules daily! you can likely benefit from lower dosages of gla if you take them with other supplements, such as fish oils and vitamin e. -asthma-bladder-diabetes-gout-kidney-obesity- Read More …

Kelp

as hard as eating healthy may be, once you have actually begun, it gets a lot easier. to start with let’s have a bit of fun with that vague list of what not to eat by using it to craft a nifty seven day meal plan that will not just keep our tummies happy but will also keep our joints relatively pain-free! acne, blood pressure, constipation, detoxification, diaper rash, diarrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, gastritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, hives, hypertension, indigestion, itching, kidneys, obesity, pimples, poor circulation, poor digestion, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, stomach upset, tetters, underactive thyroid, upset stomach, water retention, wounds the benefit of using kelp as a natural cure activities (irish moss) – antiaggregant ; antiinflammatory ; antitussive ; catabolic ; demulcent ; edemagenic ; expectorant ; gastroprotective ; hypotensive ; immunosuppressant ; laxative ; secretory ; secretolytic . -acne-blood pressure-constipation-detoxification-diaper rash-diarrhea-dyspepsia-eczema-gastritis-heart disease-high blood pressure-hives-hypertension-indigestion-itching-kidneys-obesity-pimples-poor circulation-poor digestion-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-stomach upset-tetters-underactive thyroid-upset stomach-water retention-wounds- Read More …

Kava Kava Inositol

also called colic root, china root, yuma, rheuma-tism root, liver root, devil’s bones family dio-scoreaceae parts used roots, rhizomes anxiety the benefit of using kava kava inositol as a natural cure the patient often suffers from guilt, oppressive feelings and self-absorption. other symptoms of depression are : loss of appetite, gidiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration and lack of power of decision. some persons may lose interest in eating and suffer from rapid loss of weight while others may resort to frequent eating and as a result gain in weight. several systems of exercise have been developed over the years, the most popular among them being the swedish system and yoga asanas, the later having been practised from ancient times in india. whichever system you choose to adopt, the exercises should be performed systematically, regularly and under proper guidance. also called smooth sumac, scarlet sumach, upland sumach, mountain sumach, dwarf sumach, sleek sumach, staghorn sumach, pennsylvania sumach family anacardiaceae parts used bark, berries -anxiety- thus the hypotensive human who coevolved with ginseng might selectively use the needed hypertensive ginsenoside, while the hypertensive human might adaptogenically sequester the hypotensive ginsenoside. something for whatever ails you. remember, this herb, like all herbs contains all the compounds essential for plant life, and many of those essential for human life. carrots are considerably cheaper. Read More …

Kola Nut

organs or systems affected respiratory system therapeutic actions diaphoretic, tonic, febrifuge, expectorant, nervine nature bitter, cool plant constituents bitters, glycosides, flavonoids, inulin, volatile oil, acids, sterols, vitamin d1 flower essence assists those who are over-emotional, yet holding back their feelings 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- Read More …

Kidney Beans

another important cause of prostate disorders is constipation. in constipation , the faeces becomes hardened and the rectum or lower bowel overloaded. this causes undue pressure on the prostate gland. it also entails a great deal of straining at stools and this adversely affects the prostate gland due to its proximity to the rectum. kidney stones the benefit of using kidney beans as a natural cure however, you may be wondering about what to cook at home. this chapter offers a number of recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a sample seven-day menu plan. this menu plan is merely a guideline and is not meant as a strict rule for what you must eat on any given day. overall, this chapter takes a very positive approach to food selection, emphasizing what you should eat instead of what you should not. the american heart association recommends that men should restrict themselves to 300 mg. of cholesterol a day and women to 275 mg. it also prescribes that fat should not make up more than 30 per cent of the diet and not more than one third of this should be saturated. the association, however, urges a somewhat strict regimen for those who already have elevated levels of cholesterol. -kidney stones- Read More …

Kava Kava

also called colic root, china root, yuma, rheuma-tism root, liver root, devil’s bones family dio-scoreaceae parts used roots, rhizomes add and adhd, anxiety, backache, hepatitis, insomnia, muscle cramps spasms, nervous conditions, pain, restlessness, sleeplessness, stress, tension the benefit of using kava kava as a natural cure the patient often suffers from guilt, oppressive feelings and self-absorption. other symptoms of depression are : loss of appetite, gidiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration and lack of power of decision. some persons may lose interest in eating and suffer from rapid loss of weight while others may resort to frequent eating and as a result gain in weight. several systems of exercise have been developed over the years, the most popular among them being the swedish system and yoga asanas, the later having been practised from ancient times in india. whichever system you choose to adopt, the exercises should be performed systematically, regularly and under proper guidance. also called smooth sumac, scarlet sumach, upland sumach, mountain sumach, dwarf sumach, sleek sumach, staghorn sumach, pennsylvania sumach family anacardiaceae parts used bark, berries -add and adhd-anxiety-backache-hepatitis-insomnia-muscle cramps spasms-nervous conditions-pain-restlessness-sleeplessness-stress-tension- thus the hypotensive human who coevolved with ginseng might selectively use the needed hypertensive ginsenoside, while the hypertensive human might adaptogenically sequester the hypotensive ginsenoside. something for whatever ails you. remember, this herb, like all herbs contains all the compounds essential for plant life, and many of those essential for human life. carrots are considerably cheaper. Read More …

Horny Goat Weed

reduces irritation studies show the positive e?ects of a lungwort infusion in reducing tis-sue inflammation in both the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. is may contribute to lungwort’s ability to maintain healthy cells and improve white blood cell deficiency. bronchitis, depression mild, fatigue, frigidity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, menopause, pms, poor circulation, virility the benefit of using horny goat weed as a natural cure organs or systems affected blood, immune system, lymphatic system therapeutic actions alterative, antiseptic, stimulant, tonic, diapho-retic nature sweet, salty, cool plant constituents glycosides, volatile oil, mucopolysaccharides, garlic also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness, numbness, shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive tract. the average dosage should be two to three capsules a day to make a dent in the blood pressure. -bronchitis-depression mild-fatigue-frigidity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-menopause-pms-poor circulation-virility- Read More …

Irish Moss

try adding a few extras to your favorite sandwich. a handful of alfalfa sprouts on a sandwich adds texture, flavor and nutrition. you can do this with many of your favorite foods. get creative and see what you can include in your everyday meals. alzheimers disease, dyspepsia, forgetfulness, indigestion, memory, obesity, poor digestion, stomach upset, underactive thyroid, upset stomach the benefit of using irish moss as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-dyspepsia-forgetfulness-indigestion-memory-obesity-poor digestion-stomach upset-underactive thyroid-upset stomach- Read More …

Inula

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- Read More …

Inositol

activities (carnation) – alexeteric ; allergenic ; anthelminthic ; anti-hiv ; antiribosomal ; antiviral ; cardiotonic ; diaphoretic ; fungicide ; vermifuge . acne, brain, cholesterol, circulation, insomnia, skin issues the benefit of using inositol as a natural cure many common environmental stresses also can stimulate acute and chronic inflammatory responses. for example, tobacco smoke and other forms of air pollution irritate the lungs and activate large numbers of white blood cells, which contribute to further damage. if you go back to chapter 3, you will recall that we already talked a little about antacids. these are meant to neutralize the acids in the stomach, so they don’t tend to rise to the lower esophageal sphincter. in chapter 3 we also made particular mention of calcium. -acne-brain-cholesterol-circulation-insomnia-skin issues- Read More …

Hydrangea

dem gives mostly distinct uses for the round-lobed hepatica var. obtusa (pursh) steyermark, the data of which have not been entered here. dem data below apply only to the sharp-lobed liverwort. bedwetting, cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, kidneys, prostate, urinary tract problems, venereal disease the benefit of using hydrangea as a natural cure many supplements can lessen the inflammation in diabetes, but in this case, supplements can be like bailing water in a sinking boat: it is essential that the underlying diet be corrected. for many years physicians believed that gastritis was the result of excess stomach acid, and drug treatments were designed to reduce the secretion of gastric juices or to make them more alkaline. in 1983 researchers identified a type of bacterium, helicobacter pylori, in the stomach, and in the 1990s it was recognized as the leading cause of gastritis, ulcers, and stomach cancer. conventional treatment now focuses on antibiotics and drugs that reduce the secretion of gastric juices. activities (american solomon’s-seal) – analgesic ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; depurative ; emetic ; laxative ; sedative ; tonic ; vulnerary . -bedwetting-cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-kidneys-prostate-urinary tract problems-venereal disease- influenza strikes suddenly. it usually begins with a chill, fever, headache and severe muscular pains. the patient feels miserable and weak. there is an inflammation in the nose and throat, which may spread down the windpipe to the lungs, resulting in a sore throat, cough, running of the nose and eyes. in milder case of influenza the temperature rises to 102 o f and lasts for two or three days. in severe cases, it may go upto 104 o f and last for four or five days. the consequent weakness and fatigue may continue for several weeks. this may be followed by a deep chest cough due to irritation in the windpipe. Read More …

Horsetail

can cautions that the furanocoumarins may cause phototoxicity and dermatosis. still, they summarize that no side effects or toxicity are documented for celery seed. photosensitivity reactions have been reported as a result of external contact with celery stems. even anaphylactic reactions are reported following oral ingestion of the stems. archives of dermatology (1990) reported severe phototoxicity in a woman consuming celeriac and then going to a tanning parlor. the new herbal pdr (gruenwald et al., 1998) notes that levels of phototoxic furanocoumarins can rise 200-fold under storage conditions, especially if the root is fungally or yeast infected (phr). no side effects, toxicity documented for celery fruit (can). persons with kidney problems should be cautious. the drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys, since apiaceous eos may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation. contraindicated during pregnancy (uterotonic activity demonstrated for the eo (can)). celeryseed oil abortifacient (jfm). oil, though stated to be nonirritant, nonphototoxic, and nonsensitizing in humans, is also reported to have uterotonic activity; the seeds are said to affect the menstrual cycle and even to be abortifacient (can). there’s a rare allergy, birch-celery syndrome; people sensitive to birch or mugwort (watch out moxibustionists) pollen may have an immediate reaction just eating celery or taking celery seed products. “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but, regrettably, it doesn’t give those therapeutic dosage levels.) so far, in my 5.5 years on celery seed extract, i have not knowingly suffered arthritis, gall bladder, hair loss, joint pain, kidneys the benefit of using horsetail as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (cat’s claw) – class 4 (ahp). too new to have much toxicity data, i think it is as innocuous as coffee. but only time will tell. foster cautions that, like other immunostimulants, including his favorite, echinacea, cat’s claw should be avoided in such immune disorders as hiv, multiple sclerosis, and tuberculosis. not shown safe in children and lactating or pregnant women (sf). yet apa reports the folklore of european reports suggesting that cat’s claw, taken with azt, can be beneficial in patients with aids activities (irish moss) – antiaggregant ; antiinflammatory ; antitussive ; catabolic ; demulcent ; edemagenic ; expectorant ; gastroprotective ; hypotensive ; immunosuppressant ; laxative ; secretory ; secretolytic . -arthritis-gall bladder-hair loss-joint pain-kidneys- Read More …

Horseradish Root

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. gout, postnasal drip, respiratory problems, sinus the benefit of using horseradish root as a natural cure measles, a highly infectious disease, is very common in childhood. it is so common at this stage of life that nearly all children everywhere in the world go through this brief period of red spots. food allergies with documented elevation of ige and iga antibodies reflect an immune system that has been unnecessarily stirred up. however, not all food allergies trigger these specific immune responses. it is possible that other types of immune reactions will eventually be identified, or that a person’s symptoms occur through some other mechanism. herbal treatment of the digestive system is more successful if combined with a temporary change to your usual way of eating. it is beyond the scope of this book to give detailed advice on different diets for different ailments, but the general principle in the case of any digestive problem is to eat easily digestible foods: plain white rice, simple vegetable soup, plain semolina cooked with water, plain couscous, weak black tea, steamed vegetables, poached fish or chicken. it is also advisable to avoid stimulants such as coffee, cola drinks, strong tea and alcohol. you need to maintain a plain diet only for short periods of time, sometimes a day or two, until your digestive function goes back to normal. sometimes a day of fasting, with just water or diluted fruit juice, is a good option. -gout-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sinus- food allergies or allergylike food sensitivities can rev up the immune system and contribute to chronic inflammation. it is relatively easy and inexpensive to obtain a “food allergy panel” using a simple blood test. indeed, 70 Read More …

Jiaogulan

chelerythrine, at 10 mg/kg (orl rat), was comparable in antiinflammatory activity to indomethacin at 5 mg/kg. chelerythrine also works against candida and gram-positive, if not gram-negative, bacteria. chelerythrine potentiates the analgesia of morphine, prolongs barbiturate sleep, and is hypotensive following an immediate hypertensive thrust (in cats, mice, and rats). asirinin has antitubercular activity; neoherculin is insecticidal and sialagogue. anxiety, nervous conditions, restlessness, tension the benefit of using jiaogulan as a natural cure synonyms: r. buschii (rozanova) grossh., r. idaeus var. vulgatus arrh., r. vulgatus var. buschii rozanova. 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. -anxiety-nervous conditions-restlessness-tension- Read More …

Horse Chestnut

often, stomach upsets are caused by dairy or other animal products. if you suspect that you might be dealing with a dairy trigger, you will need to eliminate those products from your diet. wheat products may also cause problems, meaning the person might be gluten intolerant. this is quite common and fairly easy to eliminate in today’s specialty diet market. poor circulation, swelling, varicose veins, varicosities the benefit of using horse chestnut as a natural cure albicans compared to amphotericin b. the date extract caused a leakage of cytoplasmic contents from the yeast cells. (sallal a-k j, el-teen k h a, abderrahman s.; 1996). over-the-counter antihistamine products block allergy symptoms, but at a cost: drowsiness and an increased risk of cancer. some prescription antihistamines (claritin, allegra, and zyrtec) are safer than over-the-counter varieties. immunotherapy-allergy shots-also can blunt symptoms, as can corticosteroid drugs. activities (psyllium) – allergenic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; anticholinergic ; antipyretic ; astringent ; cardiodepressant ; demulcent ; digestive ; diuretic ; -poor circulation-swelling-varicose veins-varicosities- in world wars i and ii, it was called “shell shock”; today it is called “post-traumatic stress syndrome.” flashbacks also occur to people who have been part of the drug culture and who may relive a “bad trip.” these are vivid experiences, with all the terror of the past experiences. some patients will tell you the flashback is much worse than the original or actual experience ever was. intensive treatment is usually required. yet 5-htp may be helpful as a supplementary therapy. Read More …

Hyssop

dosages (calendula) – 5-40 drops tincture 3 ×/day; 1-5 g herb/cup tea, 3 ×/daily (sf); 1-4 g flower as tea, 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 tsp flower/cup water (apa); 5 g flower in 1 liter milk for stomach cancer (jfm); 0.5-1.0 ml liquid flower extract (1:1 in 40% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 0.3-1.2 ml flower tincture (1:5 in 90% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-4 ml liquid floral extract (pnc); 0.3-1.2 bronchitis, detoxification, fever, flu virus, obesity the benefit of using hyssop as a natural cure activities (ethiopian pepper) – abortifacient ; anthelminthic ; antiseptic ; carminative ; counterirritant ; emetic ; emmenagogue ; laxative ; tonic . dosages (glory-lily) – 5-10 grains vermifuge, stomachic, and tonic (woi); larger doses toxic, possibly lethal; do not take (jad). contraindications, interactions, and side effects (guaiacum) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). none known (kom). can -bronchitis-detoxification-fever-flu virus-obesity- in the beginning of the treatment, the child should be placed on a fast, on orange juice and water for few days. he should be given the juice of an orange diluted with warm water on 50 : 50 basis. Read More …

Hibiscus

szechuan peppercorns are actually the seed husks of a plant native to asia and are not related to other spices known as peppercorns. they produce an odd tingly, citrus sensation when eaten that resembles the effect of carbonation. cystitis, hair loss the benefit of using hibiscus as a natural cure unprocessed processed meat products such as pork, beef, mutton, fish, poultry (chicken, turkey, duck). -cystitis-hair loss- Read More …

Hemp Oil with CBD

rosemary helps to enhance circulation to the muscles. the external application of preparations containing rosemary increases the local blood supply, and is felt as a pleasant warm sensation. it is useful for tired, overworked and achy muscles, which will recover much faster due to the locally increased circulation. cancer, copd, fibromyalgia the benefit of using hemp oil with cbd as a natural cure indications (blackberry lily) – allergy ; asthma ; bacteria ; boil ; bronchosis ; bruise ; cancer ; cancer, breast ; cancer, larynx ; childbirth ; constipation ; cough ; dermatosis ; dropsy ; dysmenorrhea ; dysuria ; b the main problem relating to menstrual flow are painful menstruation, stoppage of menstruation and excessive menstruation, besides pre-menstrual tension which is discussed in the next chapter (84). these disorders are quite common, but they are not normal. healthy women, living according to natural laws and eating diets of natural foods do not suffer from the monthly ordeal. synonyms – amygdalus communis l., a. dulcis mill., prunus amygdalus batsch, p. communis (l.) arcang., p. dulcis var. amara (dc.) buchheim -cancer-copd-fibromyalgia- can); ophthalmia ; pain ; pertussis ; poison ivy ; priapism ; rheumatism ; scrofula ; spermatorrhea ; strangury ; swelling ; tracheosis ; uti ; wart ; water retention ; yeast . Read More …

Horehound

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (mexican calea) – “listed as a narcotic hallucinogen (mostly visual)” (crc). 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 the benefit of using horehound as a natural cure scientists have found significant changes in the brains of people with alzheimers. there is a loss of nerve cells in areas of the brain that are vital to memory and other mental abilities. there are lower levels of chemicals in the brain that carry complex messages between billions of nerve cells. the disease may disrupt normal thinking and memory by not letting these messages between nerve cells get through. due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). poor into dark glass bottles and label with the name of the herb, the tincture strength, the dosage and the date. -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- in unhealthy women and in abnormal conditions, the resident organisms (bacteria) multiply rapidly and produce excessive waste products. it causes tissue irritation in this region leading to itching, swelling, and burning. there is increase in the frequency or discharge of urine which is accompanied with an unpleasant order. Read More …

Honeysuckle

and omega-3 fatty acids, and they withstand high cooking temperatures very well. however, most grapeseed and canola oils are obtained through chemical extraction (in contrast to mechanical pressing), which may leave trace amounts of solvents in the oils. look more carefully in grocery stores and you will likely find mechanically pressed grapeseed and canola oils-although olive oil is still preferable to them. arthritis, detoxification, fever, headache, immunity, joint pain, migraine headaches, pain the benefit of using honeysuckle as a natural cure commission e reports for leaf, toxic diterpenes may be present and chronic use may lead to hydroquinone poisoning (due to the presence of arbutin) (aeh; hh2). signs of intoxication: arrhythmia, bradycardia, cold sweats, cramps, diarrhea, dyspnea, hypotension, paresthesia, poor coordination, salivation, stupor, finally leading to possible death through apnea or cardiac failure (ph2). there are no reports of serious instances of poisoning of patients used to taking it as an infusion in folk medicine (daily dose 5-6 g). activities (martagon) – carminative ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; emollient ; expectorant ; tonic . -arthritis-detoxification-fever-headache-immunity-joint pain-migraine headaches-pain- Read More …

Holy Basil Leaf

as people recover, such large dosages of vitamin c become excessive and cause diarrhea, a sign that the dosage should be reduced. however, huge 202 flu virus the benefit of using holy basil leaf as a natural cure extracts (black cumin) – nigellone protects guinea pigs from histamine-induced bronchospasms (woi). ld50 alcoholic extract 540-580 mg/kg ipr mouse (mpi). most people know they need to drink water and include fiber in their diet. unfortunately, the average adult eats just 15 grams of fiber in a day, though 25+ grams are recommended. a whopping 75% of adults are chronically dehydrated. the lack of sufficient fluids and fiber has a profound impact on the digestive system. proteins are thus vital substances, which form important constituent of muscles, tissues, and the blood. proteins supply the building material for the body and make good the wear and tear of tissues. several substances concerned with vital life processes such as enzymes, which help in digestion of food, are chiefly protein in nature. -flu virus- children (3-16 years old): adjust the internal adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see chapter 6. Read More …

Holy Basil

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). kidney, memory, skin issues the benefit of using holy basil as a natural cure 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. however, your body’s immune system almost immediately recognizes these bacteria as foreign and unleashes a coordinated attack to contain and stop the infection. inflammation encourages tiny blood vessels in your finger to dilate, allowing a variety of white blood cells to leak out, track, and engulf bacteria. some of these white blood cells also pick up and destroy cells damaged by the cut. in addition, inflammation signals the body to grow new cells to seal the cut. within a day or two your cut finger becomes less inflamed, and a few days later it is completely healed. on the other hand the urine should be kept alkaline if oxalate and uric acid stones are being formed. in this diet, fruits and vegetables should be liberally used and acid-forming foods should be kept to the minimum necessary for satisfactory nutrition. when the stones contain oxalate, foods with high oxalic acid content should be avoided. these foods include almonds, beetroots, brinjal, brown bread, cabbage, cherry, chocolate, french beans, potatoes, radish, spinach and soyabeans. -kidney-memory-skin issues- multiply 28.3 (grams) × 5 (dried herb to men-struum ratio is 1 part herb to 5 parts menstruum): 28.3 × 5 = 141.5 ml, the total amount of men-struum (vodka in this case) required for macer-ating the dried herb. (if you are new to the metric measurements, you may be scratching your head, thinking, “i thought we were just in grams?” and Read More …

Hops

your body responds in similar fashion if you strain a muscle, such as by lifting too heavy a box, or by overexerting yourself during sports. the resulting inflammation, characterized by swelling, pain, and stiffness, is designed to remove damaged muscle cells and help initiate the healing process to replace those cells. again, within a few days the inflammation decreases and you are well on the road to recovery. add and adhd, anxiety, anxiety and stress, bacterial infections, blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver, cramps, gas flatulence, gout, hyperactivity, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice, lack of appetite, liver, menopause, muscle soreness, nervous conditions, night sweats, ph levels, pms, restlessness, sleeplessness, stress, tension, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using hops as a natural cure important to remember that any deficiency impairs many aspects of health, including the degree of symptoms during an infection. grieve, m., a modern herbal, hafner press, new york, 1931; dover reprint, 2 vols., first reprinted 1971, dover, new york. (gmh) ulcers: green bananas are particularly useful in healing ulcers, as they promote the secretion of mucus to protect the stomach lining. cabbage has also been used for centuries to calm and heal various types of ulcers. cabbage juice is the best option, but sauerkraut can also help by increasing beneficial bacteria in the system. -add and adhd-anxiety-anxiety and stress-bacterial infections-blood pressure-cirrhosis of the liver-cramps-gas flatulence-gout-hyperactivity-insomnia-irritable bowel syndrome-jaundice-lack of appetite-liver-menopause-muscle soreness-nervous conditions-night sweats-ph levels-pms-restlessness-sleeplessness-stress-tension-travelers diarrhea- due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). Read More …

Hemp Oil

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-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- Read More …

Hawthorn

silymarin can have significant glucose-lowering effects in people with diabetes. an italian study found major improvements in blood sugar levels and many other symptoms of diabetes after patients took silymarin supplements for one year. add and adhd, angina, cardiovascular, congestive heart failure, heart, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat the benefit of using hawthorn as a natural cure improves digestion and strengthens immune system lately, arabinogalactan is earning a solid reputation for stimulating the immune system as well as healing the gastrointestinal tract. e powdered extract from the bark of the larch tree is made up of 98 percent arabinogalactan, which is a prebiotic, a nondigestible food that stimulates the production of positive bacteria in the gut. about 60 percent of your immune system is in your intestines, so the big payo? of using larch arabinogalactan is digestion improvement with increased immune strength. arabinogalactan has been showed to inhibit ammonia generation in the intestines, therefore reducing the harmful e?ects of ammonia on the colon cells. typically, the liver aids in elimination of generated ammo-nia, but when liver disease is present or overbur-dened, larch can be beneficial. most curry blends contain chili pepper for a bit of bite. curry powder adds a characteristic flavor, aroma and color to chicken, rice and vegetable dishes. 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). -add and adhd-angina-cardiovascular-congestive heart failure-heart-high blood pressure-irregular heartbeat- lecithin, also a fatty food substance and the most abundant of the phospholipids, is highly beneficial in case of increase in cholesterol level. it has the ability to break up cholesterol into small particles which can be easily handled by the system. with sufficient intake of lecithin, cholesterol cannot build up against the walls of the arteries and veins. it also increases the production of bile acids made from cholesterol, thereby reducing its amount in the blood. egg yolk, vegetable oils, whole grain cereals, soyabeans and unpasteurised milk are rich sources of lecithin. the cells of the body are also capable of synthesizing it as needed, if several of the b Read More …

Guar Gum

forgetting has its useful function, too. since there is no need for everything to be stored in our brains, the different stages of human memory help to filter out what isn’t too important. since important things get used or thought about more, those are the things that get upgraded to longer-term memories. this helps to protect us from the flood of information coming our way every day, every hour, every minute! constipation, diarrhea, gastritis the benefit of using guar gum as a natural cure chuck has always had a short temper. he was known as a bully in school and has had trouble keeping girlfriends. he has no patience when caught in traffic and often swears and curses at other drivers. after the death of his father, chuck became very depressed over the quality of his life. his family doctor feels he should take an antidepressant, but chuck feels very uneasy about taking drugs. a neutral or warm water enema is an effective remedy for a constipated colon which is a major cause for the toxaemic condition of the uterus. this will relieve the bowels and thus reduce any excessive pressure on the uterus and other pelvic organs. a regular cold hip bath for a duration of 10 minutes twice every day is very helpful in relieving congestion and inflammation of the uterus. wet girdle packs, twice every day, on an empty stomach, also relieve congestion’s and infections in the uterus and other pelvic organs. it is advisable that women with a history of repeated abortions should adopt these techniques before conception and continue them during the first two months of pregnancy. although these studies sound impressive, they suffer from one severe weakness: they were open studies. this means that the participants knew they were taking 5-htp. as has been shown in innumerable studies, the power of suggestion will produce favorable effects in a high percentage of people who know, or falsely believe, that they are taking a real treatment. thus, the studies described here can’t be taken as conclusive. -constipation-diarrhea-gastritis- sometimes people with chronic hepatitis may be asymptomatic, and at other times they may experience extreme fatigue and loss of appetite. in both acute and chronic hepatitis liver enzymes become elevated-one sign of liver disease. noninfectious hepatitis may result from drug or alcohol abuse. often, the stress of hepatitis reduces levels of glutathione, one of the body’s principal antioxidants, which is made in the liver. the viral and inflammatory stresses, combined with low glutathione levels, compromise liver function and may lead to cirrhosis or liver failure. Read More …

Griffonia Seed

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- Read More …

Hawthorn Leaf

alzheimers disease, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, cholesterol high, forgetfulness, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, insomnia, memory, migraine headaches, poor circulation, sleeplessness, swelling, varicose veins the benefit of using hawthorn leaf as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-cholesterol high-forgetfulness-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-insomnia-memory-migraine headaches-poor circulation-sleeplessness-swelling-varicose veins- Read More …

Green Tea

this pack is useful in cases of fever especially in typhoid and continued fevers, and benefits those suffering from insomnia, epilepsy and infantile convulsions. it is useful in relieving chronic cold and bronchitis and helps in the treatment of rheumatism and obesity. add and adhd, angina, anti-inflammatory, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, blood sugar, bronchitis, cancer, cholesterol, crohns, depression mild, detoxification, dyspepsia, fatigue, gingivitis, halitosis, hardening of the arteries, headache, heart, heart disease, high cholesterol, hyperactivity, immunity, indigestion, migraine, migraine headaches, obesity, poor circulation, poor digestion, stomach upset, tooth decay, upset stomach the benefit of using green tea as a natural cure fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. as a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. the fast also exerts a normalising, stablising and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions. according to recent swedish studies vitamin c in large doses can be an effective prophylactic agent against cancer. noted japanese scientist, dr. fukunir morishige, and his colleagues who have been examining the healing potential of vitamin c for the last 30 years, have recently found that a mixture of vitamin c and copper compound has lethal effects on cancer. dosages (pineapple) – 250-500 mg bromelain 3 ×/day (apa); 80-320 raw mg bromelain/day (kom; ph2). fruit food farmacy. -add and adhd-angina-anti-inflammatory-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-asthma-atherosclerosis-blood sugar-bronchitis-cancer-cholesterol-crohns-depression mild-detoxification-dyspepsia-fatigue-gingivitis-halitosis-hardening of the arteries-headache-heart-heart disease-high cholesterol-hyperactivity-immunity-indigestion-migraine-migraine headaches-obesity-poor circulation-poor digestion-stomach upset-tooth decay-upset stomach- apply a compress of warm calendula tea to the anus 2-5 times a day (use little cotton wool pieces rather than cloth, soak each one thoroughly, hold gently pressed against the haemorrhoids until the tea cools down, and use another piece to repeat the procedure). for precautions see page 114. Read More …

Gum Guggul

laetrile consists of 6 percent cyanide (prussic or hydrocyanic acid), a highly poisonous substance that can kill by depriving the brain of oxygen. then they unleash a hyperbolic error, i presume, the laetrile content of apricot pits varies from as much as 8 percent in some apricot varieties to twenty times that amount in wild varieties. krebs marketed laetrile with a small l as vitamin b-17 (aha). cholesterol high, heart disease, underactive thyroid the benefit of using gum guggul as a natural cure wam); cystosis ; debility ; depression ; dermatosis ; despondency ; dizziness ; dys- acid reflux can happen to anyone: to your baby, wife, husband, daughter, son, acquaintance. it may be so common that it’s easily passed off as something “normal”. but we know now that it isn’t. moreover, as long as we continue to ignore it and not seek treatment, it will continue to haunt us over and over again. the condition can easily get worse, and before we know it, we are on the verge of suffering from a serious digestive-system-related illness. thyme is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen herb with many culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. learn more about growing thyme. -cholesterol high-heart disease-underactive thyroid- if making your own kefir or other fermented foods at home seems daunting, nearly all of these are available for purchase through health food stores. as always, check the ingredients list to make sure you are getting what you expect. Read More …

Gymnema

as this disease produces the tendency towards constipation, the patient should take an enema once daily with warm water as can be comfortably borne by the patient. it is also advisable to apply alternate compress on the abdomen just before employing enema. diabetes the benefit of using gymnema as a natural cure whether you are making a tea, a tincture, an oil, or a capsule blend, the basic formulation components are the same. any good herbal blend includes three components: a main action herb or herbs, a nourishing agent, and a stimulating herb or herbs. -diabetes- Read More …

He Sho Wu

rose , damiana , vervain : 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 being inflammatory in origin. sweet, pungent plant constituents glycoside, bitters, volatile oil flower essence nurtures the individual to feel safe and supported in life childbirth, in the normal way, should be a purely natural function with very little pain or discomfort to the women concerned. it is so even today that with primitive races. but many civilised women appear to find the bearing of children a task fraught with grave risk and suffering and attended by numerous minor or serious after-effects. this is solely due to wrong dietary habits and a faulty style of living. really healthy mothers will always have an easy time when pregnant. -hair loss- 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. Read More …

Gout Out

hypoglycemia is a serious disorder as the brain cannot function properly when the blood sugar level is too low. like all other organs of the body, the brain receive its fuel from the diet. but it can use only the sugar produced by the body from carbohydrates. unlike many of the body tissues, it cannot store its fuel. therefore, it must get a constant supply of sugar through the bloodstream. mental disturbances caused by subnormal blood sugar levels can seriously affect a person’s life. gout the benefit of using gout out as a natural cure activities (sodom’s milkweed) – abortifacient ; alterative ; antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antifeedant ; antifertility ; antiimplantation ; antiinflammatory ; antiodontalgic ; antisialagogue ; antispasmodic ; antisyphilitic ; antitumor ; aperitif ; aphrodisiac ; candidicide ; cardiodepressant ; cardiotonic ; carminative ; contraceptive ; dentifrice ; depilatory ; dermatitigenic ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; diuretic ; emetic ; expectorant ; fibrinolytic ; fungicide ; hypertensive ; inebriant ; infanticide ; insecticide ; lactagogue ; larvicide ; laxative ; ovicide ; pediculicide ; piscicide ; poison ; proteolytic ; respirastimulant ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic ; vermifuge . elderflower tea is noticeably diuretic, so make sure you drink plenty of water to compensate and avoid drinking it just before going to bed, unless you do not mind getting up in the middle of the night. take passionflower tincture. adults: 0.5-2ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. -gout- depression is the most unpleasant experience a person can endure. it is far more difficult to cope with than a physical ailment. the growing complexities of modern life and the resultant crisis, as well as mental stress and strain in day to day living, usually leads to this disorder. it also arises out of the monotony and drudgery of a daily routine, without any meaningful variation in urban life. suicide is the major risk in extreme cases of depression. Read More …

Grapefruit Seed

because of the anthraquinones, nonstandardized preparations should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation (can). “anthraquinones may be secreted into breast milk.” also contraindicated in arthrosis, hemorrhoids, and nephropathy (can), intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown causes, any enterosis (appendicitis, colitis, crohns disease, and irritable bowel syndrome), hemorrhoids, nephropathy, menstruation (ahp), and urethrosis (can). not for use in cases of diarrhea or abdominal pain. discontinue use if diarrhea or watery stools occur. consult a health care provider in cases of pregnancy or lactation. not for long-term use, use more than 8-10 days, or overdosage (ahp, can). rhubarb leaves, high in oxalic acid, should not be eaten (can). one case of anaphylaxis following ingestion reported (can). contains 4-11% stilbene derivatives, which pose such risks that the herb “can no longer be recommended” (sht). while widely used, anthranoid-containing laxatives can be habit-forming; some contain compounds suspected of being cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, and even tumorigenic. epidemiological studies in germany reveal that abusers of anthranoid laxatives have a three times higher rate of colon carcinoma (aeh). 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 the benefit of using grapefruit seed as a natural cure there is an overlap in herbal use for the improvement of general energy levels and the improvement of levels of stamina and endurance. i suggest that you read chapter 17 to see if any of the described herbs and herbal strategies are applicable to your individual circumstances. enzymes form part of the food we eat. raw foods contain enzymes in abundance ; cooking, pasteurising, pickling, smoking and other processings denature enzymes. it is, therefore, essential to include in our diet, substantial amount of raw foods in the form of fruits, raw salads and sprouts. studies have revealed that the body without sufficient raw materials from raw foods, may tire and produce fewer enzymes year after year. this may lead to wearing out of body processes and consequent worn-out looks. the red colouring matter, called haemoglobin is a protein which is composed of an organic iron-compound called “heme”. the globin is a sulphur -bearing protein which makes up 96 per cent of the molecule. the formation of haemoglobin thus depends on adequate dietary supplies of iron and protein. red cells have a lifespan of approximately 120 days and are destroyed and replaced daily. each person should have 100 per cent haemoglobin or about 15 grams to 100 cc of blood, and a blood count of five million red cells per millimeter. a drop in the hemoglobin content results in anaemia and a consequent decreased ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the tissues. -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- a feature which distinguishes enzymes from inorganic catalysts is that they are absolutely specific in their actions. this means that a particular enzyme can cause reactions involving only a particular type of substance or a group of closely related substances. the substance on which the enzyme acts is known as “substrate”. the specificity of an enzyme is, however, related to the formation of the enzyme-substrate complex which requires that the appropriate groupings of both substrate and enzyme should be in correct relative position. the substrate must fit the enzyme like a key fits its lock. Read More …

Grape Seed Extract

benign prostatic hypertrophy, often called bph, refers to enlargement of the prostate gland in men. it is also referred to as adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia, and is found in most men to some degree after the age of 45. unfortunately most men will suffer some degree of bph once they reach middle age or older. enlarging prostatic growth usually begins at approximately age 30 years in otherwise healthy men, and an estimated 50% of men have evidence of bph by age 50 years, and 75% by age 80 years. in only about 40% to 50% of these patients, does bph become clinically significant. antioxidant, fungal infections the benefit of using grape seed extract as a natural cure synonyms – amygdalus communis l., a. dulcis mill., prunus amygdalus batsch, p. communis (l.) arcang., p. dulcis var. amara (dc.) buchheim any treatment for pyorrhoea, to be effective, should be constitutional. it should aim at cleansing the blood and tissues of the acid impurities which are at the root ofthe trouble. the extraction of the teeth affected with the disease will not help clear the systemic toxaemia. -antioxidant-fungal infections- Read More …

Gravel Root

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (heather) – class 1 (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). 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 m e d i c i n e c a b i n e t infusion 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, steep 15 minutes, 1 or 2 cups per day tincture 10 to 30 drops, 3 times per day the modern medical treatment for glaucoma is through surgery which relieves the internal pressure in the eye due to excess fluid. this, however, does not remove the cause of the presence of the excess fluid. consequently, even after the operation, there is no guarantee whatsoever that the trouble will not recur, or that it will not affect the other eye. the natural treatment for glaucoma is same as that for any other condition associated with high toxicity and is directed towards preserving whatever sight remains. if treated in the early stages, the results are encouraging. though cases of advanced glaucoma may be beyond a cure, even so certain nutritional and other biological approaches can prove effective in controlling the condition and preserving the remaining sight. evidence of the broader anti-inflammatory effects of fish and fish oil supplements comes from other types of medical research, such as on asthma 110 -backache-bedwetting-gall bladder-genito-urinary ailments-gout-kidneys-sciatica-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- Read More …

Graviola

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- Read More …

Grapefruit Pectin

because of the anthraquinones, nonstandardized preparations should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation (can). “anthraquinones may be secreted into breast milk.” also contraindicated in arthrosis, hemorrhoids, and nephropathy (can), intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown causes, any enterosis (appendicitis, colitis, crohns disease, and irritable bowel syndrome), hemorrhoids, nephropathy, menstruation (ahp), and urethrosis (can). not for use in cases of diarrhea or abdominal pain. discontinue use if diarrhea or watery stools occur. consult a health care provider in cases of pregnancy or lactation. not for long-term use, use more than 8-10 days, or overdosage (ahp, can). rhubarb leaves, high in oxalic acid, should not be eaten (can). one case of anaphylaxis following ingestion reported (can). contains 4-11% stilbene derivatives, which pose such risks that the herb “can no longer be recommended” (sht). while widely used, anthranoid-containing laxatives can be habit-forming; some contain compounds suspected of being cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, and even tumorigenic. epidemiological studies in germany reveal that abusers of anthranoid laxatives have a three times higher rate of colon carcinoma (aeh). obesity the benefit of using grapefruit pectin as a natural cure there is an overlap in herbal use for the improvement of general energy levels and the improvement of levels of stamina and endurance. i suggest that you read chapter 17 to see if any of the described herbs and herbal strategies are applicable to your individual circumstances. enzymes form part of the food we eat. raw foods contain enzymes in abundance ; cooking, pasteurising, pickling, smoking and other processings denature enzymes. it is, therefore, essential to include in our diet, substantial amount of raw foods in the form of fruits, raw salads and sprouts. studies have revealed that the body without sufficient raw materials from raw foods, may tire and produce fewer enzymes year after year. this may lead to wearing out of body processes and consequent worn-out looks. the red colouring matter, called haemoglobin is a protein which is composed of an organic iron-compound called “heme”. the globin is a sulphur -bearing protein which makes up 96 per cent of the molecule. the formation of haemoglobin thus depends on adequate dietary supplies of iron and protein. red cells have a lifespan of approximately 120 days and are destroyed and replaced daily. each person should have 100 per cent haemoglobin or about 15 grams to 100 cc of blood, and a blood count of five million red cells per millimeter. a drop in the hemoglobin content results in anaemia and a consequent decreased ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the tissues. -obesity- a feature which distinguishes enzymes from inorganic catalysts is that they are absolutely specific in their actions. this means that a particular enzyme can cause reactions involving only a particular type of substance or a group of closely related substances. the substance on which the enzyme acts is known as “substrate”. the specificity of an enzyme is, however, related to the formation of the enzyme-substrate complex which requires that the appropriate groupings of both substrate and enzyme should be in correct relative position. the substrate must fit the enzyme like a key fits its lock. Read More …

Grapeseed

herbal research and regulation are hot topics, and, truth be told, i am not solid in my stance on these matters. but research may be helpful to add and adhd, alzheimers disease, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, backache, blood pressure, bruises, carpal tunnel syndrome, cholesterol high, eyes, forgetfulness, glaucoma, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, inflammation, joint pain, memory, muscle cramps spasms, muscle soreness, pain, poor circulation, sciatica, tooth decay the benefit of using grapeseed as a natural cure before entering the bath, cold water should be poured on the patient’s head, chest and neck and the head should be protected with a cold moist towel. during the bath, the patient should vigorously rub his or her body. after the bath the body should be quickly dried and wrapped up in a blanket. if the climate is favourable, moderate exercise should be undertaken. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (coltsfoot) – class 2b, 2d (flower); long-term use discouraged. 2b, 2c, 2d (leaf); do not exceed recommended dose; not for long-term use (ahp). commission e reports flower, herb, root not permitted for therapeutic use. contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (pas) in all plant parts. leaf is permitted for oral use. as in the case of most diseases, poisons in the blood stream due to dietetic errors and a faulty style of living is the real cause of cataract. the toxic matter in the blood stream spreads throughout the body to find shelter in any available weak spot. it strikes the lens if that part has become weak through strain, excessive use of the eyes and local irritation. the condition becomes worse with the passage of time and then a cataract starts developing. other causes of cataract are stress and strain, excessive intake of alcoholic drinks,sugar,salt, smoking, certain physical ailments such as gastro-intestinal or gall- bladder disturbance, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, especially of vitamin c , fatty acid intolerance, ageing, radiation and side- effects of drugs prescribed for other diseases. -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-atherosclerosis-backache-blood pressure-bruises-carpal tunnel syndrome-cholesterol high-eyes-forgetfulness-glaucoma-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-inflammation-joint pain-memory-muscle cramps spasms-muscle soreness-pain-poor circulation-sciatica-tooth decay- 0 Read More …

Gotu Kola

extracts (bilberry) – flavonoids antiaggregant, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, preserve capillaries and collagen (ped). anthocyanosides inhibited barium-induced contraction of isolated thoracic vein and coronary artery smooth muscle, in vitro, possibly by vasodilatory prostaglandin production (pnc). chromium content (of the leaves) may underlie antidiabetic activity (phr). 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). add and adhd, alzheimers disease, anxiety, cirrhosis of the liver, depression mild, diaper rash, fatigue, fever, forgetfulness, frigidity, heart disease, hyperactivity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, insomnia, jaundice, lack of appetite, liver, memory, nervous conditions, obesity, poor circulation, psoriasis, rash, restlessness, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, sleeplessness, swelling, tension, tetters, varicose veins, virility, water retention, wounds the benefit of using gotu kola as a natural cure today, with a clearer picture of the role of inflammation in heart disease and good documentation for the anti-inflammatory and heart-protective role of vitamin e, the early successes of the shute brothers are better understood. certainly, vitamin e has important health roles beyond that of just a mild and safe anti-inflammatory nutrient. it is the body’s principal fat-soluble antioxidant and, as such, blocks free-radical oxidation to cholesterol, which stimulates inflammation and is one of the initia-tors of heart disease. as an anticoagulant, vitamin e helps prevent abnormal blood clots. it also inhibits the proliferation of “smooth muscle” -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-anxiety-cirrhosis of the liver-depression mild-diaper rash-fatigue-fever-forgetfulness-frigidity-heart disease-hyperactivity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-insomnia-jaundice-lack of appetite-liver-memory-nervous conditions-obesity-poor circulation-psoriasis-rash-restlessness-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-sleeplessness-swelling-tension-tetters-varicose veins-virility-water retention-wounds- Read More …

Goose Grass

the symptoms of jaundice are extreme weakness, headache, fever, loss of appetite, undue fatigue, severe constipation,nausea and yellow coloration of the eyes, tongue, skin and urine. detoxification, kidneys the benefit of using goose grass as a natural cure daily massages and deep breathing exercises also help. above all, the patient must try to rid himself of worries and stay cheerful. he should also cultivate regularity in his habit – be it work, exercise or rest. asanas which are beneficial in the treatment of hyperacidity and ulcers are vajrasana, uttanpadasana, pawanmuktasana, bhujasana, paschimottanasana. yogic kriyas like jalneti and pranayamas like anuloma-viloma , shitali and sitkari are also beneficial. each of the listings in the plant directory starts with the plant’s common name, followed by its botanical latin name. i believe that learning the botanical names will serve you far better than learning the common names. latin is the univer-sal language of horticulture, and if you know a plant’s latin name, no matter where you are in the world, you can ask for a plant by its true botanical name. is is extremely helpful if you are trying to find medicinal herbs in a foreign country. com-mon names can also be helpful in locating herbs, but common names can be regionally oriented, meaning that a plant name in one region may not be the same name used in another. for that rea-son, i’ve also included alternative common names for each plant. swimming – to start with in fact let’s talk about swimming. water is a great medium to exercise in; itsnatural buoyancy supports your body’s weight and as such helps reduces stress on your joints, while still making for a great workout. swimming and floating help you not only stretch and tone, but they also help those aching joint. in fact another less popular exercise is water walking. to water walk you basically walk while in water, but since water has more resistance you basically end up getting a much more strengthening work out. -detoxification-kidneys- poor posture results from soft chairs and coaches, which facilitates slouching and sitting incorrectly. shoes with high heels place a tremendous strain on the back and other muscles of the body. sleeping on too soft a mattress which results in an improper back and neck posture, can cause tension, headaches and pain in the upper and lower back. Read More …

Glucosamine Sulfate

seizure. this mineral together with vitamin b6 or pyridoxine has also been found effective in the prevention and treatment of kidney stones. magnesium can be taken in therapeutic doses upto 700 mg. a day. arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, pain the benefit of using glucosamine sulfate as a natural cure if the cut is bleeding heavily, apply diluted yarrow tincture or yarrow juice . for precautions see page 34. chronic constipation: dry, hard stool that is difficult to pass is a sign that your body doesn’t have enough bacteria in the intestines. you need bacterial cells to hold in the moisture and keep the feces soft enough to pass. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (bitter melon) – not covered (ahp; kom; phr). high doses may cause diarrhea and enteralgia (sky); may potentiate hypoglycemic drugs (sky); small children and patients with hypoglycemia should avoid (sky). seeds contain abortifacient compounds. this one is too new, at least in the first world, to have entered any of the commission e books i am consulting for my herbal desk reference. even tramil, the caribbean commission e i call commission t, does not recommend this frequent edible weed due to some toxic compounds it contains. -arthritis-carpal tunnel syndrome-joint pain-pain- they should be aggregated, perhaps not. hh3 treated all three separately, but for reasons that escape me, ph2, left out macrocephala, perhaps the better known of the trio. Read More …

Ginseng

indications (alkanet) – abscess ; ameba ; bacteria ; burn ; cancer ; cancer, uterus ; candida ; decubitis ; dermatosis ; diarrhea ; ebv ; indolent ulcer ; induration ; inflammation ; leukemia ; snakebite ; sore ; staphylococcus ; ulcus cruris ; uterosis ; virus ; wound ; yeast . 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 malaria ; mastosis ; measles ; menorrhagia ; mycosis ; nephrosis ; nervousness ; pain activities (white cohosh) – allergenic ; alterative ; anticonvulsant ; aperitif ; circulostimulant ; deliriant ; emetic ; insectifuge ; lactagogue ; laxative ; nervine ; spasmogenic ; vesicant . successful treatment with herbs requires some experimenting. we are all different genetically and we all vary in our response to herbs. certain people will need larger doses than others and certain people will react well to a particular herb that does not do much for others. if you tried a particular herb selection from the must-have herbs and this did not sort out the problem, try some herbs from the ‘optional herbs’ selection, as they may suit you better. observe your reaction to a particular herb carefully: for most conditions described in this book i would expect results from within a few hours to up to a few days. once you have found a reliable herb that works for you in a particular situation, stick to it. -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- activities (american hellebore) – abortifacient ; analgesic ; antipyretic ; antispasmodic ; aperitif (f; Read More …

Ginko Biloba

antioxidant, brain, cardiovascular, circulation, colitis, eye issues, fatigue, memory, pms, respiratory, ringing in the ears, strokes the benefit of using ginko biloba as a natural cure -antioxidant-brain-cardiovascular-circulation-colitis-eye issues-fatigue-memory-pms-respiratory-ringing in the ears-strokes- Read More …

Goldenseal

infusion 1 teaspoon per cup, steep 8 to 10 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 5 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day blood pressure, candida yeast infection, giardia, gingivitis, high blood pressure, hypertension, tonsillitis the benefit of using goldenseal as a natural cure diarrhea ; dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; dyspepsia ; eczema ; emaciation ; enterosis ; eruption ; escherichia ; fever ; flu ; fungus ; gas ; gout ; headache ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; high blood pressure ; high cholesterol ; good choices are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl suc-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation 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 -blood pressure-candida yeast infection-giardia-gingivitis-high blood pressure-hypertension-tonsillitis- due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). Read More …

Goldenseal Root

infusion 1 teaspoon per cup, steep 8 to 10 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 5 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day anal fissures, colds and flu, constipation, detoxification, dyspepsia, excessive menstruation, flu virus, fungal infections, genito-urinary ailments, heart disease, hemorrhoids, immunity, indigestion, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual problems, mononucleosis, piles, poor digestion, skin ulcers, sore throat, stomach upset, tooth decay, travelers diarrhea, ulcers, underactive thyroid, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, yeast infections the benefit of using goldenseal root as a natural cure diarrhea ; dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; dyspepsia ; eczema ; emaciation ; enterosis ; eruption ; escherichia ; fever ; flu ; fungus ; gas ; gout ; headache ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; high blood pressure ; high cholesterol ; good choices are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl suc-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation 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 -anal fissures-colds and flu-constipation-detoxification-dyspepsia-excessive menstruation-flu virus-fungal infections-genito-urinary ailments-heart disease-hemorrhoids-immunity-indigestion-influenza-irritable bowel syndrome-menstrual problems-mononucleosis-piles-poor digestion-skin ulcers-sore throat-stomach upset-tooth decay-travelers diarrhea-ulcers-underactive thyroid-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-yeast infections- due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). Read More …

Glucomannan Konjac Root

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (sago cycas) – “cycasin is carcinogenic if orally administered to rats and pigs. with cattle neurotoxic effects are obvious. other toxic symptoms include anemia, depression, diarrhea, jaundice, gastroenterosis, hemorrhage, nausea, coma, partial paralysis, and possibly death. apparently it is mutagenic to onion root tip cells. frequent use of the starch is suspected to cause cancer and hepatosis” (crc). diabetes the benefit of using glucomannan konjac root as a natural cure -diabetes- Read More …

Goldenrod

alternatively, you can try inhaling through the device and exhaling through the nose for a while to become comfortable with that. by doing so, you will be making it easier because you will not be increasing the dead space, meaning the concentration of carbon dioxide in the inhaled air will be normal. cramps, cystitis, gas flatulence, kidneys, urinary tract problems, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using goldenrod as a natural cure the pain increases when an effort is made to move these muscles. in cases of chronic articular rheumatism, pain and stiffness are felt in one or more joints of the body, with swelling in most cases. it is not usually fatal but there is a danger of permanent deformity. hemoptysis ; infection ; myalgia ; pain ; pulmonosis ; rheumatism ; scrofula ; sore ; tuberculosis ; ulcer ; varicosis ; wound . ld50 (eo) = 2600 orl rat, ld50 (eo) = 5000 ind rbt (can). taking more than 15 g or prolonged overuse can lead to thujone-induced convulsions, dizziness, hot flashes, and tachycardia (bis). no more than 1 cup tea/day during pregnancy, max, for no more than 1 week (wam). -cramps-cystitis-gas flatulence-kidneys-urinary tract problems-water retention-yeast infections- the measures on the physical side should include a well- ordered hygienic mode of living, a nutritious and bland diet, adequate mental and physical rest, daily exercise , agreeable, occupation, fresh air, regular hours of eating and sleeping, regulation of the bowels and wholesome companionship with others. Read More …

Glucomannan

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (sago cycas) – “cycasin is carcinogenic if orally administered to rats and pigs. with cattle neurotoxic effects are obvious. other toxic symptoms include anemia, depression, diarrhea, jaundice, gastroenterosis, hemorrhage, nausea, coma, partial paralysis, and possibly death. apparently it is mutagenic to onion root tip cells. frequent use of the starch is suspected to cause cancer and hepatosis” (crc). obesity the benefit of using glucomannan as a natural cure -obesity- Read More …

Ginger

synonyms: l. aculeata l., l. camara var. nivea (vent.) l. h. bailey, l. hybrida hort., l. nivea vent. anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, arthritis, cardiovascular, detox, digestion, dizziness, flu virus, gallbladder, indigestion, morning sickness, nausea, prostate, protein increase the benefit of using ginger as a natural cure synonym – cytisus alschingeri vis., c. laburnum l., laburnum anagyroides var. alschingeri (vis.) c. k. schneid. 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 for self medication” (can). contrast that with lininger et al., lao tzu said in the art of war, “if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” in other words – know what you’re dealing with in acid reflux and you’ll feel more capable to take it on with a clear and effective strategy such as is outlined in this book. -anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-arthritis-cardiovascular-detox-digestion-dizziness-flu virus-gallbladder-indigestion-morning sickness-nausea-prostate-protein increase- 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). Read More …

Ginkgo Biloba

people who suffer from ptsd re-experience the event that traumatized them through frightening and realistic night mares, night terrors, or flashbacks of the event. in rare cases, the person falls into a temporary dislocation from reality in which he or she relives the trauma. this can last from a few terrifying seconds to horribly agonizing days. “psychic numbing,” or emotional anesthesia, occurs when victims have de creased interest in, or involvement with, people or activities they once enjoyed. the patient may suffer from excessive alertness and highly sharpened senses and an exaggerated startle reaction. a car backfiring may cause people who were once subjected to gunfire to instinctively drop to the ground or go into hysterics. add and adhd, alzheimers disease, arthritis, backache, bedwetting, carpal tunnel syndrome, 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, poor circulation, sciatica, tuberculosis, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, yeast infections the benefit of using ginkgo biloba as a natural cure 0 -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-arthritis-backache-bedwetting-carpal tunnel syndrome-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-poor circulation-sciatica-tuberculosis-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-yeast infections- Read More …

Gentian

atherosclerosis ; bacillus ; bacteria ; biliousness ; bleeding ; blister ; boil ; bronchosis ; bruise ; bug bite ; burn ; cancer ; cancer, breast ; anxiety, cirrhosis of the liver, fever, heart disease, jaundice, liver, nervous conditions, poor circulation, restlessness, tension, worms the benefit of using gentian as a natural cure due to gossypol. animals fed seed press cakes 3-4 weeks showed enterosis, gastrosis, hematuria, jaundice, nephritis, and ophthalmic disorders (ph2). activities (white spruce) – antibacterial ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; diuretic ; bronchospasmolytic ; expectorant ; irritant ; pulmonary ; rubefacient ; secretolytic . patients suffering from asthma appear to be gasping for breath. actually, they have more trouble exhaling than inhaling because the air passages of the small bronchi become clogged and constricted with mucus, thus making it difficult for the patient to breathe out. all asthmatics have more difficulty at night, especially during sleep. -anxiety-cirrhosis of the liver-fever-heart disease-jaundice-liver-nervous conditions-poor circulation-restlessness-tension-worms- avoiding crowded, air-conditioned areas is another simple way of minimising your chances of catching a cold, as is maintaining a distance from people who are already ill. within a family, colds often spread through the use of the same cutlery or cups – just make sure you put them on a hot wash cycle or wash them extra well by hand. Read More …

Flaxseed

leucorrhoea may also result from a chill. a chill causes inflammation of the womb and vaginal membranes. other common causes are the displacement of the womb and unhygienic conditions which attract bacteria to the geniral organs. arteriosclerosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, blood clots, cholesterol high, constipation, diabetes, diabetes type 2, diarrhea, gastritis, gout, hair loss, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high cholesterol, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, poor circulation, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using flaxseed as a natural cure when there is abundant vitality, excess acids are ejected almost before they reach any appreciable concentration in one or the other of the acute cleansing efforts such as colds and fevers. when the vitality is low, the acid wastes are concentrated around the joints and bony structure, where they form the basis of rheumatism. the reason why large quantities of acid wastes piling up in the system are attracted towards body structure for storage is that lime, which is the most prominent constituent of the bony structure, is an alkaline substance. in certain cases, infection from the teeth, tonsils and gall bladder may produce rheuamtism. the disease is aggravated by exposure to cold water. most kidney stones are composed either of calcium oxalate or phosphate, the latter being most common in the presence of infection. about 90 per cent of all stones contain calcium as the chief constituent. more than half of these are mixtures of calcium , ammonia, and magnesium, phosphates and carbonates, while the remainder contain oxalate. uric acid and cystine stones represent about four percent and one per cent respectively of the total incidence of stones. carbuncle ; catarrh ; cold ; corn ; cough ; cystosis ; dermatosis ; diabetes ; diarrhea g -arteriosclerosis-arthritis-atherosclerosis-blood clots-cholesterol high-constipation-diabetes-diabetes type 2-diarrhea-gastritis-gout-hair loss-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high cholesterol-inflammation-irritable bowel syndrome-joint pain-poor circulation-travelers diarrhea- hhb); rheumatism ; wart ; water retention ; wen ; whitlow ; wound . Read More …

Garlic

activities (scurvy-grass) – antibacterial ; antiscorbutic ; antiseptic ; depurative ; discutient ; diuretic ; irritant ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; stomachic . angina, arteriosclerosis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bacterial infections, blood pressure, cancer, candida yeast infection, cardiovascular, cholesterol, cholesterol high, 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, poor circulation, ulcers, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, worms, yeast, yeast infections the benefit of using garlic as a natural cure herein are described certain yogic kriyas, asanas and pranayama which have specific therapeutic values and are highly beneficial in the maintenance of health and the healing of diseases. use essential oils: apply helichrysum directly to stop bleeding. apply frankincense or lavender topically to prevent infection. activities (common buckthorn) – antitumor ; collyrium ; depurative ; diuretic ; emetic ; laxative ; peristaltic . -angina-arteriosclerosis-asthma-atherosclerosis-bacterial infections-blood pressure-cancer-candida yeast infection-cardiovascular-cholesterol-cholesterol high-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-poor circulation-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-worms-yeast-yeast infections- lamberg, l., melatonin potentially useful but safety, efficacy remain uncertain, jama, 276, 1011-1014, 1996. Read More …

Fo-Ti Root

patients suffering from premenstrual tension may show a gain of weight of one kg or more in the latter part of the menstrual cycle due to salt and water retention. the retention of fluid is partly due to ovarian steroids, but there is also an increased output of anti diuretic hormone from the posterior pituitary gland. arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, constipation, fatigue, frigidity, hardening of the arteries, impaired sexual desire, impotence, virility the benefit of using fo-ti root as a natural cure start a week before. here’s another great way to deal with fasting and cleansing: don’t cut off a variety of foods immediately. do it slowly instead. for example, two weeks before your actual fast days, you start removing sodas, starches, and alcohol, among others, from your diet or lifestyle. in the week before your fast stay away from solid or fried food. instead, dine on soups, salads, and other light and healthy meals. by the time you’re already on your fasting phase, your stomach is more prepared for eating less, and you won’t feel hungry continuously.   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. -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-constipation-fatigue-frigidity-hardening of the arteries-impaired sexual desire-impotence-virility- Read More …

Ginger Root

organs or systems affected intestines, kidneys, liver, skin, stomach therapeutic actions alter-ative, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant nature bitter, cool, dry plant constituents bitter glyco-sides, alkaloids, flavonoids, essential oil, tannins, resin, acids, mucilage, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iodine flower essence assists those who need comfort in the natural ways of giving and receiving arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, backache, blood pressure, cholesterol high, chronic dizziness, cramps, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fever, gall bladder, gas flatulence, gastritis, hardening of the arteries, headache, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, kidneys, lack of appetite, migraine headaches, motion sickness, nausea, pain, poor circulation, poor digestion, sciatica, stomach upset, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, vertigo, vomiting, water retention, worms the benefit of using ginger root as a natural cure -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-backache-blood pressure-cholesterol high-chronic dizziness-cramps-diarrhea-dyspepsia-fever-gall bladder-gas flatulence-gastritis-hardening of the arteries-headache-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-indigestion-irritable bowel syndrome-kidneys-lack of appetite-migraine headaches-motion sickness-nausea-pain-poor circulation-poor digestion-sciatica-stomach upset-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-vertigo-vomiting-water retention-worms- Read More …

Eyebright

bayberry has a medium salt tolerance, and grows well in sandy, well-drained soils. the berries have been used in candle making, the leaves to flavor meats and stews, and the dried root made into powders. learn more about growing bayberry varieties. bayberry is also called wax myrtle. 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 bacteria ; bite ; bronchosis ; cancer ; cancer, groin ; cancer, liver ; cancer, tongue ; chorea ; neurovegetative ailment ; cold ; constipation ; cough ; cramp ; diabetes (1; apa; the first thing that i cover in this book is how breathing actually works. i believe this information can offer important insights that will enable you to understand why many breathing practices are harmful, and why restoring normal, healthy breathing is beneficial. dosages (watercress) – food farmacy, eat some almost every day but don’t overdo it. 4-6 g dry herb/day (kom); 2 g fresh herb/cup tea (apa); 20-30 g fresh herb/day (apa; kom); 20-30 -allergies-asthma-chest congestion-colds and flu-emphysema-eye issues-eyes-flu virus-glaucoma-hay fever-influenza-lungs-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sinus-tuberculosis- gliadin, the glutelin component in gluten, is unfortunately detrimental to health as well. dr. alessio fasano received the linus pauling award for his research on the effect of gliadin. when gliadin is present, substances foreign to the body can escape the intestinal tract and enter the bloodstream. an increased intestinal permeability is signaled by the protein zonulin and high levels of it are increased in a lot of people without celiac disease but even more so in those that have it. thus an autoimmune reaction (whereby an immune response targets the body’s own organs) can take place. there are plenty of autoimmune disorders that can come with consumption of gliadin rich food, i.e. wheat, such as autoimmune pancreatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes among many others. so you should be aware that gluten is not the only problem. none of this leading to autoimmunity requires the presence of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. the abnormal intestinal permeability induced by gliadin develops in 80-90% of the people, so you are very likely to be affected as well. Read More …

False Unicorn

pelvic inflammatory disease: strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs need to be used, so this is best done under supervision. endometriosis the benefit of using false unicorn as a natural cure holding the breath on inhalation or exhalation is unlikely to put a great deal of stress on the lungs, if one is not hyperventilating. they usually appear as emotional upsets and can pass almost unnoticed. these spells of emotional upsets gradually increase in duration, when other symptoms also appear. these include loss of power of concentration, depression and weeping. the patient appears to be very easily irritated. the approach of a nervous breakdown is often suspended. dissolves blood clots matthew wood (2008) has used sage in his clinical practice to treat blood clots. his experience is that sage dissolves clots safely without dislodging them, which would be the biggest concern with such treatment. sage has a strong cardiovascular e?ect and has also been used to reduce painful varicose veins. although i have no clinical experience with this, i would find it interesting to see its results on pathologies such as hemorrhagic cysts or endo-metriosis. it is also considered a heart tonic. calms anxiety sage has traditionally been used to calm overly excited states such as nervousness, anxiety, and tremors. it promotes a calming sen – sation to the brain, which is particularly helpful for overthinkers. -endometriosis- Read More …

Fenugreek

the testicles are the major sex glands in the male. each gland is composed of myriads of coiled tubes in which the sperm cells are produced. it is the function of these cells to fertilize the ovum during sexual intercourse. acid reflux, allergies, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, backache, blood pressure, blood sugar, bronchitis, chest congestion, cholesterol high, colds and flu, constipation, coughs, detox, diabetes, emphysema, flu virus, gout, hardening of the arteries, hay fever, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, hypertension, indigestion, inflammation, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, lactation, lungs, obesity, poor circulation, postnasal drip, respiratory problems, sciatica, sinus, skin issues, travelers diarrhea, tuberculosis the benefit of using fenugreek as a natural cure dosages (grape) – 75-600 mg seed extract (or pycnogenol)/day for up to 3 weeks; maintenance dose 40-100 mg/day (apa, ph2). gonorrhea ; gravel ; headache ; head cold ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; hiccup ; high blood pressure ; high cholesterol ; induration ; infection ; itch ; leishmaniasis ; lethargy ; low blood pressure ; malaria ; b the manipulation of the large intestine should begin on the right side. keep it going upwards and across the transverse colon and move right down on the left side to the signoid flexure and rectum. circular kneading should be done with the help of the three middle fingers. at the same time press into the contents of the abdomen, following the course of the larger colon with a crawling motion. keep kneading by means of a few circular movements in one spot with the help of finger tips. keep moving the fingers a little further along. knead repeatedly. use knuckles of the hand to make deep pressure along the large colon, moving the hands along after each pressure. -acid reflux-allergies-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-asthma-atherosclerosis-backache-blood pressure-blood sugar-bronchitis-chest congestion-cholesterol high-colds and flu-constipation-coughs-detox-diabetes-emphysema-flu virus-gout-hardening of the arteries-hay fever-heart disease-high blood pressure-high blood sugar-hypertension-indigestion-inflammation-influenza-irritable bowel syndrome-lactation-lungs-obesity-poor circulation-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sciatica-sinus-skin issues-travelers diarrhea-tuberculosis- detoxifies the body chaparral has been used for centuries to detoxify the liver and the body. e oils within the plant can decrease inflamma-tion in both the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. chaparral seems to travel throughout the body, clearing out thick, stuck residue. is in turn supports the lymphatic system by helping dissolve toxins. Read More …

Fennel

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (sandarac) – not covered (ahp). “health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but ph2 designates no specific quantified dosage! jad). gas, indigestion, nausea, water retention the benefit of using fennel as a natural cure immune cells are drawn to sites of injury, where they release powerful inflammatory compounds. immune cells help clean up damaged cells, such as in torn ligaments, strained tendons, and flakes of bone and cartilage. activities (arrowroot) – alexeteric ; antibilious ; antipyretic ; choleretic ; collyrium ; demulcent ; depurative ; hypocholesterolemic ; rubefacient ; vulnerary . mouthwash for infected gums or abscesses around teeth and gums tooth, 3 tablespoons root powder per pint, steep 2 hours, swish 2 times per day powder for infected gums or abscesses around teeth and gums tooth, apply fine root powder to the area for -gas-indigestion-nausea-water retention- take good-quality echinacea for 2 to 4 months (for precautions see page 98). adults: 1-2ml diluted with some water, 3 times a day, tincture strength 1:5. Read More …

Fennel Seed

activities (perilla) – aldose-reductase-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antidote, crab ; antidote, fish ; antimelanomic ; antinephrotic ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; carminative anti-fungal, asthma, bowels, bronchitis, colic, cramps, dyspepsia, emphysema, fever, gall bladder, gallbladder, gas flatulence, gastritis, gerd, indigestion, kidneys, lack of appetite, lactation, late menstruation, lungs, menstrual problems, nausea, obesity, poor digestion, stomach upset, tuberculosis, ulcers, upset stomach, vomiting, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using fennel seed as a natural cure 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 dropperful 3 times per day -anti-fungal-asthma-bowels-bronchitis-colic-cramps-dyspepsia-emphysema-fever-gall bladder-gallbladder-gas flatulence-gastritis-gerd-indigestion-kidneys-lack of appetite-lactation-late menstruation-lungs-menstrual problems-nausea-obesity-poor digestion-stomach upset-tuberculosis-ulcers-upset stomach-vomiting-water retention-yeast infections- Read More …

Fish Oils

animal studies document placental transfer and secretion into breast milk of unsaturated pas (can). excessive doses may interfere with blood pressure and heart therapy (can). strokes the benefit of using fish oils as a natural cure improve your digestive function by combining a bitter herb with a restorative and a demulcent herb into a tea and drinking it on a daily basis until the symptoms improve. two examples are given below and overleaf. delaneyite nitpickologists will doubtless clamber to put the same goitrogenic warning on all members of the mustard family as well as papaya, caper, and nasturtium (jad). in large 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). activities (fireweed) – alpha-reductase inhibitor ; antibacterial ; anti-bph ; antiedemic ; antiexudative ; antiinflammatory ; antiprostaglandin ; antiprostatitic (1; -strokes- this highly infectious disease is caused by bacteria. it spreads rapidly from one child to another by droplet-infection. this is especially so during the early catarrhal stage,but once the typical spasmodic bout starts, the infectivity becomes negligible. this disease has a prolonged course of 8 to 10 weeks. Read More …

Feverfew

4. prescription and over-the-counter drugs can dull an elderly person’s personality and will to be active, and can cause lethargic mental processes, to again mimic alzheimers disease. the average healthy elderly adult takes five pills per day. the average ill elderly adult takes 11 pills per day. too many nursing homes feel that a tranquilized patient is a good patient and thus distribute drugs to dull their senses and their sense. all medications should be reviewed with a physician periodically and those that are not absolutely necessary should be stopped. allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diarrhea, ear ache, fever, flu virus, headache, lack of appetite, migraine, migraine headaches, nausea, pms, skin issues, stomach, swelling issues the benefit of using feverfew as a natural cure organs or systems affected lungs, central nervous system therapeutic actions sedative, astringent nature bitter, pungent, cool plant constituents isoflavones, organic acids, beta-sitosterol, tannins flower essence promotes a sense of freedom and opening within the body when one is feeling confined or constricted the seeds of eggplant ( baingan ) are stimulant. according to dr. sanyal of calcutta, intake of half a gram to one gram of these seeds daily for three days will help develop immunity against measles for one year. because sweet hot paprika is a blend, it offers the characteristics of both hot and sweet types. it adds just a touch of heat without being overpowering and brings a bit of sweetness and color, too. this blend is a good choice for garnishes and light seasoning. -allergies-arthritis-asthma-cancer-diarrhea-ear ache-fever-flu virus-headache-lack of appetite-migraine-migraine headaches-nausea-pms-skin issues-stomach-swelling issues- dosages (gardenia oleander) – don’t take except with physician guidance! (jad); cymarin 0.6-0.9 mg ivn man/day, 2.3-2.5 mg orl man (hdn); ouabain 0.25-0.65 mg ivn man/day, 12-48 Read More …

Flax

dosages (oregano) – 1-2 tsp dry leaf/cup water to 3 ×/day (apa); 2-3 tsp (4-6 g) leaf in tea/day (mad); 1 tsp herb/250 ml water (phr); foot bath for amenorrhea (mad). joint pain the benefit of using flax as a natural cure leucorrhoea may also result from a chill. a chill causes inflammation of the womb and vaginal membranes. other common causes are the displacement of the womb and unhygienic conditions which attract bacteria to the geniral organs. when there is abundant vitality, excess acids are ejected almost before they reach any appreciable concentration in one or the other of the acute cleansing efforts such as colds and fevers. when the vitality is low, the acid wastes are concentrated around the joints and bony structure, where they form the basis of rheumatism. the reason why large quantities of acid wastes piling up in the system are attracted towards body structure for storage is that lime, which is the most prominent constituent of the bony structure, is an alkaline substance. in certain cases, infection from the teeth, tonsils and gall bladder may produce rheuamtism. the disease is aggravated by exposure to cold water. most kidney stones are composed either of calcium oxalate or phosphate, the latter being most common in the presence of infection. about 90 per cent of all stones contain calcium as the chief constituent. more than half of these are mixtures of calcium , ammonia, and magnesium, phosphates and carbonates, while the remainder contain oxalate. uric acid and cystine stones represent about four percent and one per cent respectively of the total incidence of stones. -joint pain- passive aggression . passive-aggressive anger is repressed by internalizing it and denying that it exists. internalization of anger may lead to both physical and psychological disorders if it is too frequently used.. Read More …

Elecampane

in the beginning of the treatment, it would be advisable to raise the head end of the bed by placing bricks below the legs of the bed. this will prevent the regurgitation of food during the night. more pillow can also be used for the same purpose. anuria, dyspepsia, emphysema, fever, indigestion, lungs, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, water retention, worms the benefit of using elecampane as a natural cure synonyms: nardostachys jatamansi (jones) dc., patrina jatamansi (jones) d. don, valeriana wallichii dc. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (coral bean) – “seeds contain the alkaloid erythralin. erysodine, erysonine, erysopine, erysothiopine, erysothiovine, erysovine, and erythraline are also reported. those species containing indoles and isoquinolines are classed as narcotics, capable of inducing hallucinogenic stupor” (crc). dropsy ; dyslactea ; dyspnea ; eczema ; edema ; epilepsy ; erysipelas ; exanthema ; fever ; flu (1; akt; apa; bgb; ph2; pnc; -anuria-dyspepsia-emphysema-fever-indigestion-lungs-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-water retention-worms- loss of hair at a very tender age has become a common disorder these days. it causes a great deal of concern to persons affected by loss of hair, especially indian women who regard good hair growth with thick long hair as a sign of beauty. Read More …

Eucalyptus

while i consider slippery elm safer than coffee, lrnp (march 1991) says, “preparations of slippery elm had been used as abortifacients.” perhaps they refer to foster and duke, who note slivers of bark being used mechanically to induce an abortion, sort of the herbal coat hanger. oleoresins from several elm species can cause dermatosis. pollen is allergenic (crc; lrnp, march 1991). but even conservative can says, “it would appear to be non-toxic.” the copious mucilage of the inner bark justifies its use as antitussive, demulcent, and emollient (can). cough, pain the benefit of using eucalyptus as a natural cure in regard to muscles used for breathing, there are a handful of scenarios that can present themselves. again, the ideal is when the abdomen moves while the chest is relatively still. the abdomen should move down and out slightly on inhalation, and it should return to a neutral position on exhalation. however, other dysfunctional patterns can and do often occur. one such pattern is for both the abdomen and the chest to expand on inhalation. while a small expansion in the chest is not normally problematic, an exaggerated expansion indicates overuse of the intercostal muscles and hyperventilation. side effects are a constant problem with conventional antidepressants. up until the late ’80s, the major drugs used to treat depression were in the tricyclic family. these drugs produced many side effects that limited their use, such as daytime sleepiness and lethargy, dry eyes and mouth, dizziness on standing up, and weight gain. garlic is another herb that can be used for many health problems. it is a great improver of the circulation, and can prevent the development of clogged up arteries in people who are in a high-risk category (e.g. having a family history of heart disease, being overweight, smoking and having a high-calorie diet). it can help to bring high blood pressure down and keep your cholesterol low, and it also reduces blood clotting, so it can be very useful for people with a history of blood clots. -cough-pain- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (catechu) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). but 100 years ago, “believed to be anaphrodisiac and to cause impotence when used in excess” (dep). Read More …

Erba Mate

madras curry powder can be used in any recipe that calls for curry, but the diners must be ready for the extra heat. it enhances meat dishes, curries and vegetables. fatigue the benefit of using erba mate as a natural cure in 60% alcohol) (can); 25-750 mg cola extract (phr); 1-4 ml kola tincture (pnc); 10-30 g cola tincture (phr); 60-120 g cola wine; 0.6-1.2 ml liquid seed extract (pnc). 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. poisons and toxins admitted into the body through food, beverages and water, as well as through breathing, polluted air, can cause any number of disturbances. a headache may be the first warning that a poison has entered the body. additives in foods and in many cases, cosmetics, skin and hair products are also serious offenders in bringing on headaches. in -fatigue- dr. william davis, who became quite popular through his book “wheat belly” used this fact about wheat to help him cure his diabetic patients.  yes, his patients were cured of diabetes which many doctors believed can only be managed but not cured.  after only three months of wheat free diet, his diabetic patients became non-diabetics.  most of his patients lost a minimum of 20 pounds.  others were reported to have lost as much as 40 pounds in three months. Read More …

Ephedra

hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages (ph2). animals grazing the plant are often intoxicated; symptoms include accelerated weak pulse, conjunctival hemorrhage, difficulty in breathing, dilation of the caecum, dizziness, elevated temperature, gastroenterosis, and megalosplenia. grazing horses have suffered fatalities, as have mice fed only on this plant 3-4 days (ph2). can cautions that the pulegone in the volatile oil is an irritant to the gi tract and kidneys. because of the irritant oil, its use in nephrosis, pregnancy, and lactation is to be avoided. contraindicated, reportedly, in epilepsy, lactation, nephrosis, and pregnancy. in view of the lack of toxicity data and the reported cytotoxic activity of ursolic acid, excessive use of ground ivy should be avoided (can). but, all plants contain cytotoxic compounds and many, if not most, contain ursolic acid (jad). pulegone is an irritant, hepatotoxic, and abortifacient principle. in view of the lack of toxicity data and the possible irritant and abortifacient action of the volatile oil, the use of ground ivy during pregnancy and lactation should be avoided (phr). asthma the benefit of using ephedra as a natural cure bloodroot’s sheathlike leaf is wrapped around the flower and increases in size after flowering. palmate leaves are gray -green, lobed, and covered with hairs. waxy white flowers bloom in early to midspring. rhizomes are thick, round, and fleshy, and produce a red -orange juice. grows in open woods. perennial. listed as endangered in some areas, plants are easily propagated by dividing the rhizomes in spring or fall. grow in rich, well-drained soil, high in organic matter, full sun to part shade. zones 3-8. however, there is a wrinkle to this story. with the successful use of antibiotics in eradicating h. pylori infections, a new leading cause of gastritis and ulcers has emerged: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and coxibs. all nsaids, including the so-called cox-2 selective drugs, disrupt the activity of cyclooxygenase-1 (cox-1), an enzyme critical for fatty acid production and for maintaining the health of the stomach wall. to treat a cold by means of customary suppressive drugs like aspirin and codeline only paves the way for future trouble of a more serious nature. for such a treatment puts a sudden stop to the eliminative process then taking place and forces the toxic matter back into the tissues again. -asthma- green cardamom is the seed from one of several related species of plant native to india. black and green cardamom may often be used interchangeably, though some people find the green variety has less of a smoky flavor. Read More …

Eucalyptus Leaf

while i consider slippery elm safer than coffee, lrnp (march 1991) says, “preparations of slippery elm had been used as abortifacients.” perhaps they refer to foster and duke, who note slivers of bark being used mechanically to induce an abortion, sort of the herbal coat hanger. oleoresins from several elm species can cause dermatosis. pollen is allergenic (crc; lrnp, march 1991). but even conservative can says, “it would appear to be non-toxic.” the copious mucilage of the inner bark justifies its use as antitussive, demulcent, and emollient (can). chest congestion, colds and flu, emphysema, lungs, postnasal drip, respiratory problems, sinus, tuberculosis the benefit of using eucalyptus leaf as a natural cure in regard to muscles used for breathing, there are a handful of scenarios that can present themselves. again, the ideal is when the abdomen moves while the chest is relatively still. the abdomen should move down and out slightly on inhalation, and it should return to a neutral position on exhalation. however, other dysfunctional patterns can and do often occur. one such pattern is for both the abdomen and the chest to expand on inhalation. while a small expansion in the chest is not normally problematic, an exaggerated expansion indicates overuse of the intercostal muscles and hyperventilation. side effects are a constant problem with conventional antidepressants. up until the late ’80s, the major drugs used to treat depression were in the tricyclic family. these drugs produced many side effects that limited their use, such as daytime sleepiness and lethargy, dry eyes and mouth, dizziness on standing up, and weight gain. garlic is another herb that can be used for many health problems. it is a great improver of the circulation, and can prevent the development of clogged up arteries in people who are in a high-risk category (e.g. having a family history of heart disease, being overweight, smoking and having a high-calorie diet). it can help to bring high blood pressure down and keep your cholesterol low, and it also reduces blood clotting, so it can be very useful for people with a history of blood clots. -chest congestion-colds and flu-emphysema-lungs-postnasal drip-respiratory problems-sinus-tuberculosis- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (catechu) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). but 100 years ago, “believed to be anaphrodisiac and to cause impotence when used in excess” (dep). Read More …

Eucalyptus Tea

while i consider slippery elm safer than coffee, lrnp (march 1991) says, “preparations of slippery elm had been used as abortifacients.” perhaps they refer to foster and duke, who note slivers of bark being used mechanically to induce an abortion, sort of the herbal coat hanger. oleoresins from several elm species can cause dermatosis. pollen is allergenic (crc; lrnp, march 1991). but even conservative can says, “it would appear to be non-toxic.” the copious mucilage of the inner bark justifies its use as antitussive, demulcent, and emollient (can). bronchitis the benefit of using eucalyptus tea as a natural cure in regard to muscles used for breathing, there are a handful of scenarios that can present themselves. again, the ideal is when the abdomen moves while the chest is relatively still. the abdomen should move down and out slightly on inhalation, and it should return to a neutral position on exhalation. however, other dysfunctional patterns can and do often occur. one such pattern is for both the abdomen and the chest to expand on inhalation. while a small expansion in the chest is not normally problematic, an exaggerated expansion indicates overuse of the intercostal muscles and hyperventilation. side effects are a constant problem with conventional antidepressants. up until the late ’80s, the major drugs used to treat depression were in the tricyclic family. these drugs produced many side effects that limited their use, such as daytime sleepiness and lethargy, dry eyes and mouth, dizziness on standing up, and weight gain. garlic is another herb that can be used for many health problems. it is a great improver of the circulation, and can prevent the development of clogged up arteries in people who are in a high-risk category (e.g. having a family history of heart disease, being overweight, smoking and having a high-calorie diet). it can help to bring high blood pressure down and keep your cholesterol low, and it also reduces blood clotting, so it can be very useful for people with a history of blood clots. -bronchitis- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (catechu) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). but 100 years ago, “believed to be anaphrodisiac and to cause impotence when used in excess” (dep). Read More …

Evening Primrose

zul); myosis ; nephrosis ; nervousness ; neuralgia ; nyctalopia ; ophthalmia ; otosis add and adhd, alcoholism, alzheimers disease, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, bronchitis, cholesterol high, coughs, cramps, diarrhea, excessive menstruation, forgetfulness, gastritis, gout, hardening of the arteries, headache, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, hypertension, insomnia, lack of appetite, memory, menopause, menstrual problems, migraine headaches, night sweats, poor circulation, premenstrual syndrome the benefit of using evening primrose as a natural cure after the all-fruit diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a balanced diet of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, with generous use of special rejuvenative foods such as whey, soured milks, particularly made from goat’s milk, millet, garlic, honey, cold-pressed vegetable oils and brewer’s yeast. the patient should avoid smoking,alcohol, tea, coffee and all processed, canned, refined and denatured foods, especially white sugar and white flour and products made from them. chilli peppers (cayenne pepper) provide a great, quick boost to the circulation. they are best consumed as a food spice and can be included in your cooking on a regular basis, provided that your digestive system is in good shape. i would specifically recommend this herb if you get chilblains in winter and if you feel the cold easily (if you need to put on the central heating in september, eating chillies may save you a small fortune!). you can eat chillies in any form you like – powdered, cooked or pickled; food should be made moderately spicy to have an effect on circulation. if you develop heartburn you are eating too many chillies! normal high-sensitivity levels are less than 0.11 milligram per deciliter of blood (mg/dl). moderate crp levels, of 0.12 to 0.19 mg/dl, are a cause for concern, and high crp levels are 0.20 to 1.50 mg/dl. -add and adhd-alcoholism-alzheimers disease-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-bronchitis-cholesterol high-coughs-cramps-diarrhea-excessive menstruation-forgetfulness-gastritis-gout-hardening of the arteries-headache-heart disease-high blood pressure-hyperactivity-hypertension-insomnia-lack of appetite-memory-menopause-menstrual problems-migraine headaches-night sweats-poor circulation-premenstrual syndrome- stops bleeding through astringent action bistort can be used wherever an astringent is needed in the body. for example, in an overflow of menses, bistort can help taper o? the bleeding. also useful for nosebleeds, lung hemorrhages, diarrhea, and bleeding hemorrhoids. Read More …

Evening Primrose Oil

stops bleeding through astringent action bistort can be used wherever an astringent is needed in the body. for example, in an overflow of menses, bistort can help taper o? the bleeding. also useful for nosebleeds, lung hemorrhages, diarrhea, and bleeding hemorrhoids. anti-inflammatory, attention deficit disorder, eczema, hair, high cholesterol the benefit of using evening primrose oil as a natural cure dosages (wood sage) – 2 tsp (~2.6 g) herb/cup (hh2; ph2; mad); 2-4 ml liquid herb extract (pnc); herb poulticed topically (pnc). -anti-inflammatory-attention deficit disorder-eczema-hair-high cholesterol- Read More …

Devils Claw

arteriosclerosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, dyspepsia, fever, gall bladder, gout, hardening of the arteries, indigestion, inflammation, joint pain, kidney, lack of appetite, muscles, pain, poor digestion, sciatica, stomach upset, upset stomach, water retention the benefit of using devils claw as a natural cure -arteriosclerosis-arthritis-atherosclerosis-backache-carpal tunnel syndrome-dyspepsia-fever-gall bladder-gout-hardening of the arteries-indigestion-inflammation-joint pain-kidney-lack of appetite-muscles-pain-poor digestion-sciatica-stomach upset-upset stomach-water retention- Read More …

Dandelion Root

do not exceed recommended dose. alcoholic extracts contraindicated in pregnancy (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). commission e reports for oral use of leaf, contraindications: pregnancy (eo/alcoholic extracts); adverse effects: prolonged use of eo/alcoholic extracts may produce epileptiform cramps. other sources report leaf, as herbal tea, should not be used for prolonged period (aeh). “contraindicated in pregnancy. may interfere with anticonvulsant and hypoglycemic therapies; may potentiate or synergize other sedatives. acne, anaemia, anemia, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, cystic fibrosis, detoxification, diabetes, diaper rash, dyspepsia, eczema, fever, gall bladder, genito-urinary ailments, heart disease, hives, immunity, indigestion, itching, jaundice, kidneys, liver, mononucleosis, pimples, poor circulation, poor digestion, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, stomach upset, tetters, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, wounds the benefit of using dandelion root as a natural cure activities (evodia) – analgesic ; anthelminthic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antiedemic ; antifertility ; antihelicobacter ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antiviral ; astringent ; carminative ; cns-stimulant ; decongestant ; deobstruent ; diuretic ; hypertensive ; laxative ; positive chronotropic ; positive inotropic ; sedative ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic ; uterotonic ; vasodilator . dinner : sprouts such as alfalfa and mung beans, a good-sized salad of raw vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, whole wheat bread and butter. mustard seeds are the small seeds of the mustard plant. there are several varieties of this plant and they are widely cultivated. the seeds vary from mild to warm depending upon the variety. -acne-anaemia-anemia-cirrhosis of the liver-constipation-cystic fibrosis-detoxification-diabetes-diaper rash-dyspepsia-eczema-fever-gall bladder-genito-urinary ailments-heart disease-hives-immunity-indigestion-itching-jaundice-kidneys-liver-mononucleosis-pimples-poor circulation-poor digestion-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-stomach upset-tetters-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-wounds- apa; crc; jfm); orchosis ; pain ; parasite ; polyp ; proctosis ; rheumatism ; sclerosis ; sore ; spasm ; sprain ; staphylococcus ; ulcer ; uterosis ; virus ; water retention ; wen ; wound . Read More …

Dill

do you or your significant other cook with corn, peanut, sunflower, safflower, or soy oil (as opposed to olive or grapeseed oil)? gas the benefit of using dill as a natural cure activities (arrowroot) – alexeteric ; antibilious ; antipyretic ; choleretic ; collyrium ; demulcent ; depurative ; hypocholesterolemic ; rubefacient ; vulnerary . contraindications, interactions, and side effects (spikenard) – class 2b (ahp). none known for proper dosage (ph2). not for use during pregnancy (ph2). photodermatosis is possible (ph2). organs or systems affected blood, mouth, skin therapeutic actions astringent, styptic, tonic, demulcent nature bitter, sweet plant constituents volatile oils, bitters, tannins, vitamins a and k, trace minerals flower essence helps one to make lifestyle choices that lead to wellness and wholeness -gas- activities (british elecampane) – antiviral ; camp-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor ; depurative ; emetic ; secretolytic . Read More …

Echinacea

why else do we use herbs? ey enable us to be proactive in our health so that in our later years, we can hope to have fewer health compro-mises. you have only one body, so treat it like a temple. give thanks every day. how you do so is your choice. 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 foods. sprouting is an excellent way of consuming seeds, beans and grains in their raw form in the process of sprouting the nutritional value is multiplied, new vitamins are created and the protein quality is improved. 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. dosages (autumn crocus) – 1 mg colchicine initially and 0.5-1.5 mg every 1-2 hrs until relief (kom). -anti-fungal-boils-bronchitis-cancer-colds-earache-fatigue-flu virus-hemorrhoids-herpes-immune system-indigestion-infection-migraine-skin issues-stuffy nose-tonsillitis-ulcers- g powdered ginseng/day (akt); 3 (550 mg) capsules 3 ×/day (korean); 1-4 (250 mg) stx capsules (5-9% ginsenosides) (apa); 100 mg stx (4-7% ginsenosides) 1-2 ×/day; 1 (535 mg) stx 2 ×/day (korean). Read More …

Dong Quai

dosages (cowitch) – 0.5 drachm-40 grains for leukorrhea or spermatorrhea (dep); 0.6-4 g honey or syrup with stinging hairs for worms, for 2-3 days in the a.m. (hhb); 1.5-2.5 g powdered seed (kap); 0.625-1.25 g stinging hairs (kap). anaemia, anemia, asthma, blood cleansers, circulation, constipation, excessive menstruation, headache, hepatitis, insomnia, late menstruation, menopause, menstrual problems, menstruation, migraine, migraine headaches, night sweats, pms, poor circulation, sleeplessness the benefit of using dong quai as a natural cure enterosis ; erysipelas ; fatigue ; felon ; fever ; fit ; flu ; gastrosis ; gingivosis ; glossosis ; gonorrhea ; headache ; heart ; hemoptysis ; hemorrhoid (f; phr; ph2; activities (dysentery bark) – amebicide ; astringent ; bronchoconstrictor ; insecticide ; locusticide ; pediculoside ; stomachic ; tonic . systemic exercise promotes physical strength and mental vigour and strengthens will power and self control leading to harmonious development of the whole system. -anaemia-anemia-asthma-blood cleansers-circulation-constipation-excessive menstruation-headache-hepatitis-insomnia-late menstruation-menopause-menstrual problems-menstruation-migraine-migraine headaches-night sweats-pms-poor circulation-sleeplessness- Read More …

Echinacea Angustifolia

all processed, refined and denatured foods, such as white sugar, white flour and all articles made with them, should be completely eliminated. take special supplements such as vitamins c, b6 and pantothenic acid, which have a specific property of stimulating the body’s own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of the existing estrogen. 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 the benefit of using echinacea angustifolia as a natural cure they usually appear as emotional upsets and can pass almost unnoticed. these spells of emotional upsets gradually increase in duration, when other symptoms also appear. these include loss of power of concentration, depression and weeping. the patient appears to be very easily irritated. the approach of a nervous breakdown is often suspended. -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- Read More …

Echinacea Purpurea

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 the benefit of using echinacea purpurea as a natural cure -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- Read More …

Elderberry

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). cholesterol, colds and flu, congestion, coughs, fever, flu virus, immunity, influenza, skin issues, sore throat the benefit of using elderberry as a natural cure the medications and melinda’s weight gain substantially increased her risk of heart disease and, particularly, heart failure (a catastrophic weakening of the heart muscle). melinda’s physician tried to head off the damage, but he relied solely on pharmaceutical treatment and never discussed nutrition or an anti-inflammatory diet with her. two years later, after a battery of laboratory tests, he noted that her c-reactive protein levels were elevated, a sign of serious inflammation, so he prescribed a cholesterol-lowering “statin” drug to reduce her risk of heart disease. rheumatoid arthritis is generally progressive-it gets worse with time. there may be periods of remission when symptoms decrease or diseases and specific conditions -cholesterol-colds and flu-congestion-coughs-fever-flu virus-immunity-influenza-skin issues-sore throat- Read More …

Curcumin and Turmeric Root

decoction 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, simmer 10 to 12 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 10 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day arthritis, backache, bruises, carpal tunnel syndrome, cholesterol high, cirrhosis of the liver, gall bladder, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, gerd, gout, inflammation, insect bites stings, joint pain, lack of appetite, liver, menstrual problems, muscle cramps spasms, muscle soreness, nausea, obesity, pain, poor circulation, sciatica, ulcers, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, vomiting the benefit of using curcumin and turmeric root as a natural cure but sky says no contraindications during pregnancy or lactation (sky). not recommended for teething babies. because of coumarin content, may interfere with anticoagulant therapy (can). obesity : lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and carrot. µg/ml) and the associated inhibition of resorption of serotonin into the cell, and block mao-a and b in vitro and ex vivo, and hypericin raises levels of melatonin, all factors that may contribute to antidepressant activity. no statistical evidence was shown in the antiinflammatory activity of the extract and hydrocortisone ( qrnm, 1997:292). with rats the ic50 was only 6.2 -arthritis-backache-bruises-carpal tunnel syndrome-cholesterol high-cirrhosis of the liver-gall bladder-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-gerd-gout-inflammation-insect bites stings-joint pain-lack of appetite-liver-menstrual problems-muscle cramps spasms-muscle soreness-nausea-obesity-pain-poor circulation-sciatica-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-vomiting- adults: 5 drops in a bath; 2-3 drops on a pillow; 1-2 drops in a vaporiser; or 1 cup of lavender tea (use 1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of water). Read More …

Couch Grass

alternatively, you can try inhaling through the device and exhaling through the nose for a while to become comfortable with that. by doing so, you will be making it easier because you will not be increasing the dead space, meaning the concentration of carbon dioxide in the inhaled air will be normal. kidneys the benefit of using couch grass as a natural cure activities (white mulberry) – analgesic ; antiaging ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antileukemic ; antioxidant (1; synonym – a. balsamea f. nana (j. nelson) beissner, a. balsamea var. phanerolepis fernald, pinus balsamea l. watt, g., dictionary of the economic products of india, 6 vols., nav bharat offset process, delhi, india, 1889-1892, reprint 1972. (dep) -kidneys- it is essential to remember that nutrients-chiefly vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats-are the building blocks of your entire body. they form not just your skeleton, skin, and organs, but are also the basis of your hormones and the thousands of biochemicals involved in forming new cells and tissue, healing injuries, and creating energy. chronically low levels of nutrients or imbalances among nutrients can inhibit essential biochemical reactions and plant the seeds for degenerative diseases later in life. yet as fundamental as nutrition is in health-and even in genetics-physicians routinely take the diets of their patients for granted. they assume that their patients are adequately nourished unless they display outright symptoms of now-rare classic vitamin deficiency diseases. Read More …

Corydalis

exercise 13:   a. standing forward bend holding elbows     b.  standing forward bend holding the ankles backache, gerd, pain, ulcers the benefit of using corydalis as a natural cure -backache-gerd-pain-ulcers- Read More …

Cramp Bark

appendicitis is caused by a toxic bowel condition. an excessive amount of poisonous waste material is accumulated in the calcium. as a result, the appendix is irritated and over-worked and becomes inflammed. it is an attempt on the part of nature to localise and “burn up” the toxins. backache, excessive menstruation, menstrual problems, muscle cramps spasms, pms, sciatica the benefit of using cramp bark as a natural cure activities (chinese motherwort) – alterative ; antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; antiedemic ; antifertility ; antiinflammatory ; aphrodisiac ; bitter ; cardiotonic ; circulotonic ; cns-stimulant ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; fungicide ; hypotensive ; inflammation ; peristaltic ; sedative ; spermatogenic ; uterocontractant ; uterotonic ; vasoconstrictor ; vasodilator ; vulnerary . major sources of this amino acids are nuts, and most vegetables. lack of tryptophan causes symptoms similar to those of vitamin a deficiency. -backache-excessive menstruation-menstrual problems-muscle cramps spasms-pms-sciatica- Read More …

Cranberry

upon arising :- a glass of lukewarm water mixed with the juice of a half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey, or a glass of freshly squeezed juice of any available seasonable fruit such as apple, pineapple, orange, sweet lime and grapes. cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, gout, kidneys, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention the benefit of using cranberry as a natural cure activities (witch hazel) – alterative ; analgesic ; antiaging ; antiaggregant ; antiedemic ; antierythemic ; antihemorrhagic ; antiherpetic ; antiinflammatory ; antileukotriene ; antimutagenic ; antioxidant ; antiphlebitic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; anti-uv ; antiviral ; antiwrinkle ; aperitif ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; carcinogen ; collyrium ; depurative ; hemostat ; panacea ; sedative ; sunscreen ; tonic ; before you invest large amounts of money in jaw splints, begin a two-week trial of 5-htp to see if it helps. since 5-htp is an excellent stress-reducer, it may give you a deeper sleep, free of tension. if all things were equal, trans fatty acids would dampen production of both the body’s pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds. however, it appears that trans fatty acids inhibit more of the enzymes needed by the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids than those involved with the omega-6 fatty acids. the consequence is that trans fatty acids interfere to a greater extent with the body’s anti-inflammatory compounds. -cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-gout-kidneys-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- the best way, however, to prevent or overcome allergies is to strengthen the overall physical resistance so as not to fall an easy prey to every allergen that comes along. to start with, the patient should fast on fresh fruit juices for four or five days. repeated short juice fasts are likely to result in better tolerance to previous allergies. after the fruit juice fast, the patient can take a mono diet of vegetables or fruits such as carrots, grapes or apples, for one week. after that one more food is added to the mono diet. a week later the third food is added and so on. after four weeks, the protein foods can be introduced, one at a time. in case an allergic reaction to a newly introduced food is noticed, it should be discontinued and a new food tried. in this way all real allergens can be eventually eliminated from the diet. Read More …

Curcumin

decoction 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, simmer 10 to 12 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 10 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day alcoholism, alzheimers disease, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, arthritis, cancer, cholesterol, cirrhosis of the liver, digestion, gas flatulence, immune system, jaundice, joint pain, lack of appetite, liver, menstruation, obesity, prostate, skin issues, swollen feet, teeth, worms the benefit of using curcumin as a natural cure but sky says no contraindications during pregnancy or lactation (sky). not recommended for teething babies. because of coumarin content, may interfere with anticoagulant therapy (can). obesity : lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and carrot. µg/ml) and the associated inhibition of resorption of serotonin into the cell, and block mao-a and b in vitro and ex vivo, and hypericin raises levels of melatonin, all factors that may contribute to antidepressant activity. no statistical evidence was shown in the antiinflammatory activity of the extract and hydrocortisone ( qrnm, 1997:292). with rats the ic50 was only 6.2 -alcoholism-alzheimers disease-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-arthritis-cancer-cholesterol-cirrhosis of the liver-digestion-gas flatulence-immune system-jaundice-joint pain-lack of appetite-liver-menstruation-obesity-prostate-skin issues-swollen feet-teeth-worms- adults: 5 drops in a bath; 2-3 drops on a pillow; 1-2 drops in a vaporiser; or 1 cup of lavender tea (use 1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of water). Read More …

Cumin

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 indigestion, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using cumin as a natural cure jennifer was a petite, active woman only 5 feet 1 inch tall. in order to keep her slim figure, jennifer stopped eating meat, dairy, and fish, limited herself to 800-1,000 calories a day, and exercised at the gym faithfully. although she looked healthy, a diet analysis indicated that jennifer was not eating enough protein. when her protein intake was increased, jennifer’s pms symptoms were greatly relieved. inflammation is the main feature of arthritis, which is a reaction of the joint tissues to some form of damage or injury. decoction 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, simmer 10 to 12 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 10 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day -indigestion-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- dr. elisa lotter is a naturopathic physician in santa barbara, california, who often recommends 5-htp for menopause and weight loss. she says, “i think that part of the eating is self-medication. part of the excessive exercise is self-medication. and if people are at the homeostatic state that they seek to be at, they can cease extreme behaviors. so, yes, the 5-htp by increasing the serotonin level, in reality does control the excess consumption of carbohydrates.” Read More …

Cranesbill

diarrhoea is a symptom of many diseases. the recommendations for treatment included here refer to the simple, occasional looseness of stool that we all experience after a suspect meal or when eating unfamiliar food abroad. if your diarrhoea does not improve within 24 hours or is exceptionally watery you must seek medical help, as there is a danger of dehydration. this is especially important with small children, who can get dehydrated rapidly, so make sure that they drink a lot. water with lemon juice and honey is good, or any diluted fruit juice. diarrhea, excessive menstruation the benefit of using cranesbill as a natural cure activities (kola nuts) – anorectic ; antiviral ; aphrodisiac ; cardiotonic ; cns-stimulant ; digestive ; diuretic ; masticatory ; nervine ; stimulant ; tonic . crc; pnc); uterotonic ; vasoconstrictor ; vermifuge ; vulnerary . -diarrhea-excessive menstruation- Read More …

Dandelion

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). cirrhosis of the liver, gallbladder, indigestion, kidney stones, liver, menstruation, nausea, pms, skin issues, water retention the benefit of using dandelion as a natural cure by 1980 investigators suspected a link between serotonin and eating disorders. this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (prozac) sometimes produced a side effect of weight loss. later studies showed that serotonin-enhancing drugs helped overeaters reduce snacking and lose weight; now the ssris are being increasingly prescribed to suppress appetite in people who want to lose weight. for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e is considered the house of the emotions. when emotions run high, a person feels constrained or internalized, which creates a physical burden on the liver. blue vervain is also helpful for head-aches and neck pain caused by extreme tension. eases hot flashes and pms blue vervain has been used for centuries as an excellent women’s herb. ose su?ering from hot flashes will benefit from its cooling astringent properties. it can help balance progesterone levels, which typically drive pms-c (premenstrual syndrome cravings disorder). -cirrhosis of the liver-gallbladder-indigestion-kidney stones-liver-menstruation-nausea-pms-skin issues-water retention- do not exceed recommended dose. alcoholic extracts contraindicated in pregnancy (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). commission e reports for oral use of leaf, contraindications: pregnancy (eo/alcoholic extracts); adverse effects: prolonged use of eo/alcoholic extracts may produce epileptiform cramps. other sources report leaf, as herbal tea, should not be used for prolonged period (aeh). “contraindicated in pregnancy. may interfere with anticonvulsant and hypoglycemic therapies; may potentiate or synergize other sedatives. Read More …

Damiana

arnica, comfrey and rosemary (see pages 68, 69 and 71): examples of aids in recovery from physical strain. bedwetting, cystitis, depression mild, fatigue, frigidity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, menopause, urinary tract problems, virility the benefit of using damiana as a natural cure ‘rapid eye movement (rem) sleep.’ it is also called paradosical or dreaming sleep and it comes in episodes of about 20 minutes duration about five times in a night. it involves dreaming, irregular heart rates, raised blood pressure and erection of the penis. it is in this phase of sleep that normal healthy young men may have wet dreams. both forms of sleep are considered equally important, being normal sleeping rhythms. dosages (yarrow) – 1-2 tsp herb/cup water 3-4 ×/day (apa); 4.5 g herb (kom); 2-4 tbsp fresh herb (ped); 3-6 g dry herb (ped); 2-4 ml liquid herb extract (pnc); 2-4 ml liquid herb extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 ml herb tincture (1:5 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 0.5-1 tsp herb tincture (apa); 3 tsp herb juice (apa, kom); 2-4 g flower head, or in tea, 3 ×/day (can); 1 g flower (kom); 4.5 g dry flower:22 ml alcohol/23 ml water (ped). contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wild cherry) – class 2d. cyanogenic glycosides (prunasin yielding up to 1500 ppm (hcn)). in pediatrics, do not use high doses or for more than 1 week (wam). not for long-term use. do not exceed recommended dose (2-4 g bark) (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but ph2 -bedwetting-cystitis-depression mild-fatigue-frigidity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-menopause-urinary tract problems-virility-   well, i hope these yoga stretches will help you to make your day more productive and more pain free.  when we spend all those hours in front of our computer or driving, all the sitting can take it’s toll on our bodies.  so, it is very important to stretch every hour, while being at your desk.  even it is is just for a few minutes.  Read More …

Coltsfoot

in the beginning of the treatment, it would be advisable to raise the head end of the bed by placing bricks below the legs of the bed. this will prevent the regurgitation of food during the night. more pillow can also be used for the same purpose. bronchitis, coughs, emphysema, lungs, tuberculosis the benefit of using coltsfoot as a natural cure provided no additional benefits. however, 15 percent of the people taking antioxidants alone (no antibiotics) were cured of their h. pylori infection. camphor, derived from the camphor tree, causes dilation of the capillaries and increases blood circulation. the best overall treatment is onion syrup, but you may need other syrups as well. herbal syrups are very pure – they contain only herbs and sugar or honey – and therefore they do not cause drowsiness. they work by reducing irritation in the airways as well as by having a mild disinfectant action. you may need to approach your local herbalist if you want to keep any of them in stock, or make your own. -bronchitis-coughs-emphysema-lungs-tuberculosis- extracts (lemonbalm) – hot water extracts have antiviral properties. creams containing extracts proven effective for cutaneous lesions of the herpes simplex virus (antiviral activity confirmed in vitro and via clinical trials). aqueous extracts inhibit cell division of tumor cells; tannin-free extracts inhibit protein synthesis in cell-free systems of rat liver (pnc). “spirits of melissa” demonstrated effective in psychiatric disorders (dystonia, headache, hyperexcitability, palpitation, restlessness) (pnc). recent british studies indicate that extracts inhibit breakdown of acetylcholine in human brain cell cultures (perry et al.). constituents block attachment to thyroid cells of the antibodies that cause graves disease; the brain’s signal to the thyroid (tsh) is blocked from further overstimulating the thyroid (sky). whole eo is more spasmolytic than isolated ingredients; neral and l Read More …

Corn Silk

nature bitter, cool plant constituents anthraqui – nones, quercitrin, tannins, volatile oils, calcium oxalate, acids, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins a, b, and c flower essence helps to create powerful centering energy in crisis situations 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 to begin with, the patient should forgo all solid foods and subsist on water only for two or three days. the intake of water should be as plentiful as possible. nothing should be added to the water except a little lemon juice, if desired. the water may be taken cold or hot and it should be taken every hour or so when awake. this will greatly increase the flow of urine. if the doorbell or phone ringing causes an adrenaline rush and gets you upset, that is a far cry from jumping when some one unexpectedly bursts a balloon and causes you to react. overreaction once in a while is quite within normal limits, but when overreaction becomes your norm, that’s not normal. -bedwetting-cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-kidneys-pms-prostate-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- Read More …

Coriander

gonorrhea ; gout ; hemoptysis ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; immunodepression ; infection ; inflammation ; nausea ; neurosis ; ophthalmia ; ozoena ; pain ; proctosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salivation ; scabies ; snakebite ; splenosis ; spermatorrhea ; toothache ; toxemia ; vomiting ; water retention ; womb ; worm ; xerostoma . gas flatulence the benefit of using coriander as a natural cure activities (black cohosh) – abortifacient ; alterative ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; antidotal ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antirheumatic ; antiserotonin ; antispasmodic ; antitumor-proliferation ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; cns-depressant ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; estrogenic ; expectorant ; hypoglycemic ; hypotensive ; immunodepressant ; lactagogue ; mucolytic ; narcotic ; peripheral vasodilator ; sedative ; stomachic ; luteinizing-hormone suppressant ; tonic ; tranquilizer ; uterocontractant ; uterotonic . the mix of glycosides, called vincetoxin, in high doses in animals causes apnea, cardiac paralysis, and vomiting. physiological respiration refers to the exchange of gasses through the act of breathing. when you inhale, this draws air into your lungs. within the lungs are millions of tiny structures called alveoli, and these structures transfer gasses – oxygen and carbon dioxide – between the lungs and the blood.  -gas flatulence- helps heal wounds in stronger external appli-cations, chaparral works well for hemorrhoids, boils, bedsores, bruises, or wounds. applying a fomentation 2 or 3 times per day can ease pain and expedite healing. chaparral has also long been used to treat tumors and growths. contraindications induces vomiting with large internal doses. ose with liver disease should not take chaparral. Read More …

Comfrey

the b vitamins exert an analgesic effect as well. a paper published in the german medical journal schmerz (which means “pain”) described how vitamins b , b , and b , especially when taken in 1 diabetic ulcers, hepatitis the benefit of using comfrey as a natural cure important aspects of creating a good memory are: giving proper attention to the event or material to be remembered, encoding the memory for storage, and making the material re trievable when we try to recall it. again, practice makes perfect. the more we practice a thing, repeat it, think about it, write it, the more attention we give it. and each time we repeat it, the neural pathway carrying the memory gets strengthened and more firmly encoded or changed from a visual or aural or otherwise sensed experience into electronic codes to be stored, in a manner that is not unlike the way your computer stores its information into memory. and the more we practice, the easier it is to recall the material or bring it out of storage. keep an eye on the temperature and, if necessary, bring it down by measures described in the fever entry, page 108. this food element is necessary for the manufacture of glandular hormone secretions. it prevents the building of excessive fat and auto-intoxication. chlorine regulates the blood’s alkaline -acid balance and works with potassium in a compound form. it aids in the cleaning out of body waste by helping the liver to function. -diabetic ulcers-hepatitis- celery is another effective food remedy for rheumatism. a fluid extract of the seeds is more powerful than the raw vegetable. this also has a tonic action on the stomach and kidneys. five to ten drops of this fluid should be taken in hot water before meals. powdered seeds can be used as a condiment. lemons are also valuable and the juice of two or three lemons may be taken each day. Read More …

Coral Calcium

activities (hartstongue) – antipyretic ; astringent ; cardiotonic ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; expectorant ; laxative ; pectoral ; vulnerary . tooth decay the benefit of using coral calcium as a natural cure witch hazel can be combined with an antimicrobial herb (barberry or garlic) and an anti-inflammatory herb (chamomile or liquorice) for the treatment of diarrhoea (see page 58 for details of mixing and dosage). -tooth decay- Read More …

Coffee

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). asthma, colds, fatigue the benefit of using coffee as a natural cure synonyms: cochlearia wasabi siebold, eutrema japonica (miq.) koidz., e. wasabi maxim., lunaria japonica miq., wasabia pungens matsum., w. wasabi (maxim.) makino. a typical dose of 5-htp for depression is 100 mg three times a day, starting at 25 or 50 mg and then working up. the full effects take about four weeks to develop, so be patient. 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. -asthma-colds-fatigue- the digestive system responds well to remedies that come into direct contact with its lining (mucous membrane). as the digestive system has a large surface area, it is logical to use remedies that come in large volumes in order to maximise such contact. therefore teas are preferable to tinctures for stomach or bowel problems. if you use a tincture for digestive ailments, dilute it with a full glass of lukewarm water. Read More …

Coconut Oil

hitaus hernia can be defined as displacement of a portion of the stomach through the opening in the diaphragm through which the oesophagus passes from the chest to the abdominal cavity. in obesity the benefit of using coconut oil as a natural cure 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). 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. the mix of glycosides, called vincetoxin, in high doses in animals causes apnea, cardiac paralysis, and vomiting. -obesity- hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages (ph2). cucurbitacins could eventually generate gi problems or nephrosis (ph2). the aromatic oil, if taken internally, can cause headache and nausea (wo2). of 22 plant extracts tested against microsporium canis, pimpernel was most potent (ic90, 100-15 µg/ml) (x10680445). Read More …

Cocoa Dark Chocolate

the majority of herbs carry an extremely low risk of side effects when compared with pharmaceuticals. but, although all plant medicines are natural, it would be naive to assume that they are all equally safe – some should be taken only with the guidance of a qualified medical herbalist. you must treat herbs with respect as you would any medicine: stick to the recommended dosage and make sure your information comes from suitably qualified professionals. cancer, fatigue, high blood pressure, high cholesterol the benefit of using cocoa dark chocolate as a natural cure the first sign of mumps is swelling and pain. the pain is first felt under one ear with stiffness of the neck and jaw. there is a slight fever which subsides in three or four days. the swelling appears first under one jaw and then extends under the other jaw. the gland becomes tender on pressure. on account of the pressure of the swelling, mastication and swallowing becomes difficult. -cancer-fatigue-high blood pressure-high cholesterol- Read More …

Cilantro Leaf

activities (black cohosh) – abortifacient ; alterative ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; antidotal ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antirheumatic ; antiserotonin ; antispasmodic ; antitumor-proliferation ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; cns-depressant ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; estrogenic ; expectorant ; hypoglycemic ; hypotensive ; immunodepressant ; lactagogue ; mucolytic ; narcotic ; peripheral vasodilator ; sedative ; stomachic ; luteinizing-hormone suppressant ; tonic ; tranquilizer ; uterocontractant ; uterotonic . indigestion, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using cilantro leaf as a natural cure crc; dem; hhb); flu ; fungus ; gastrosis ; gingivosis ; gout ; hematochezia ; hemoptysis ; many cases, the diseases begins with a chill, followed by congestion of the pleura and later by fever. the degree of the fever determines the severity of the disease. the inflammation destroys the tissues and chokes the circulation within the tissues. breathing becomes difficult due to the clogging of the circulation, and by pain and swelling within the chest. later a liquid effusion escapes from the pleura, filling the open spaces in the chest cavity till the effect of the distension becomes oppressive. after absorption takes place or after the drainage of the effusion, the pressure is lowered, the pain is reduced and the patient feels relieved. it is sometimes dry pleurisy, a form where there is little or no effusion or the effusion may be circumscribed. the effusion may become gangrenous, or become mixed with blood, or be of a dirty brown colour with an offensive odour, leading to much suffering. once the kneading of the abdomen isover, follow up by tapotement with both hands cupped or use the knuckles of the hand. vibration may also be employed. the patient could also be asked to do some gymnastic exercises for strengthening the walls of the abdomen. since blood pressure increases during abdominal manipulation, patients with hypertension should avoid abdominal massage. massage should also be avoided in cases where there has been recent bleeding in the lungs, the stomach or the brain. -indigestion-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- raw vegetable juices are also valuable in the treatment of tonsillitis. juice of carrot, beet and cucumber taken individually or in combination are especially beneficial. formula proportion found to be helpful when used in combination are carrot 300 ml., beet 100ml., and cucumber 100 ml. Read More …

Chrysanthemum

organs or systems affected lungs, central nervous system therapeutic actions sedative, astringent nature bitter, pungent, cool plant constituents isoflavones, organic acids, beta-sitosterol, tannins flower essence promotes a sense of freedom and opening within the body when one is feeling confined or constricted eyes, glaucoma the benefit of using chrysanthemum as a natural cure activities (black locust) – amebicide ; antispasmodic ; antiviral ; astringent ; cholagogue ; digestive ; diuretic (1; b use 1 tablespoon per cup, steep for 20 minutes covered, and strain. drink 1 cup, hot or cold, 3 times per day. -eyes-glaucoma- Read More …

Chromium Picolinate

activities (african spurge) – abortifacient ; carcinogenic ; emetic ; immunostimulant ; irritant ; laxative ; rubefacient ; sialagogue ; toxic ; vesicant . blood sugar, cholesterol, depression, energy, muscles the benefit of using chromium picolinate as a natural cure compelling research suggests that insulin is the oldest, or one of the oldest, hormones in living creatures on earth. as such, its role is far more fundamental than simply regulating blood sugar levels. it turns on and off various genes and increases the production of body fat and, under different conditions, muscle. activities (china rose) – analgesic ; antiestrogenic ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antispermatogenic ; antitussive ; cns-depressant ; collyrium ; contraceptive ; diaphoretic ; embry-c -blood sugar-cholesterol-depression-energy-muscles- Read More …

Citrus Bioflavonoids

hypertension, if not eliminated, may cause heart attacks or strokes or other disability conditions such as detachment of the terina. 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 the benefit of using citrus bioflavonoids as a natural cure while there are virtually thousands of different enzymes, acids, hormones, molecules, and other aspects involved in the process, this breakdown gives a general idea of what happens when you swallow a bite of food. every part of the digestive system needs to be in working order if the rest of the body is to be healthy. it is fairly easy to throw this entire system out of whack, simply with a few changes to the diet or by taking medication. a simple round of antibiotics might seem harmless, but it can wreak havoc on the entire gi tract. after an evaluation, lieberman suspected that gluten intolerance was at the core of roberta’s problems and that dairy was likely a contributing factor. in gluten-sensitive people this protein triggers an autoimmune reaction that often leads to wide-ranging food sensitivities. roberta was also under considerable stress related to family issues, and lieberman made a referral to help roberta cope with these problems. mental tension is one of the major causes of fatigue. a person who is tense and cannot relax has all the muscles of his body more or less contracted. this leads to needless waste of unusually large amounts of energy. food is continuously burnt, lactic acid accumulates more rapidly than it can be carried to liver for conversion to body starch. persons who are high-strung, nervous and irritable usually suffer from this type of fatigue. -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- human poisoning has followed ingestion of the convulsant eo for acne. in rats, sage oil is subclinically, clinically, and lethally convulsant at 300, 500, and 3200 mg/kg, respectively (can). Read More …

Cocoa

the majority of herbs carry an extremely low risk of side effects when compared with pharmaceuticals. but, although all plant medicines are natural, it would be naive to assume that they are all equally safe – some should be taken only with the guidance of a qualified medical herbalist. you must treat herbs with respect as you would any medicine: stick to the recommended dosage and make sure your information comes from suitably qualified professionals. blood pressure, depression mild, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, water retention the benefit of using cocoa as a natural cure the first sign of mumps is swelling and pain. the pain is first felt under one ear with stiffness of the neck and jaw. there is a slight fever which subsides in three or four days. the swelling appears first under one jaw and then extends under the other jaw. the gland becomes tender on pressure. on account of the pressure of the swelling, mastication and swallowing becomes difficult. -blood pressure-depression mild-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-water retention- Read More …

Cloves

in many ways, the inflammation syndrome expands on the concepts described in my previous book syndrome x: the complete nutritional program to prevent and reverse insulin resistance. far more than genes, poor eating habits are at the core of most modern degenerative disorders, including chronic inflammation. the inflammation syndrome is supported by hundreds of scientific studies and by successful clinical experiences, many of which you will read. some of my scientific references are at the back of this book, and i encourage you to share all of them with your physician. asthma, backache, gas flatulence, halitosis, herpes, nausea, pain, sciatica, viral conditions infections, worms the benefit of using cloves as a natural cure uric stones occur in patients who have an increased uric acid in the blood and increased uric acid exertion in the urine. since uric acid is an end product of purine metabolism, foods with a high purine content such as sweet bread, liver and kidney should be avoided. 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). exposure to exorphins, which are the artificial counterparts of endorphins    that humans naturally produce -asthma-backache-gas flatulence-halitosis-herpes-nausea-pain-sciatica-viral conditions infections-worms- the manipulation of the large intestine should begin on the right side. keep it going upwards and across the transverse colon and move right down on the left side to the signoid flexure and rectum. circular kneading should be done with the help of the three middle fingers. at the same time press into the contents of the abdomen, following the course of the larger colon with a crawling motion. keep kneading by means of a few circular movements in one spot with the help of finger tips. keep moving the fingers a little further along. knead repeatedly. use knuckles of the hand to make deep pressure along the large colon, moving the hands along after each pressure. Read More …

Cleavers

you need to take a number of criteria into account: the range of symptoms, their degree of severity, the age of the ill person, any other medication and/or supplements that he or she is taking, and so on. urinary tract problems the benefit of using cleavers as a natural cure in their 1973 book e secret life of plants, authors peter tompkins and christopher bird explored the physical, emotional, and spiritual relationships between plants and people. ey discussed numerous researchers who have dedicated their lives to the study of plants and the outcome of their research. for example, in the 1950s, dr. t. c. singh studied the relationship between music and plants by play-ing traditional indian music over a loudspeaker in several villages where several varieties of rice were growing. during the experiment, rice production in those villages was 25 to 60 percent higher than the regional average. another researcher, marcel vogel, found that plants responded to dosages (pumpkin seed) – seeds are food farmacy! 60-500 g seed (apa); average single dose 50 g; 100-200 shelled seed kernels = 30-60 g (hhb); 10 g crushed seed (phr; ph2; sht). activities (linden) – analgesic ; antibacterial ; antiedemic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antistress ; -urinary tract problems- itch ; jaundice ; leprosy ; leptospirosis ; leukemia ; malaria ; mycosis ; nephrosis ; pain ; Read More …

Cinnamon

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. anti-fungal, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, diabetes, diabetes type 2, digestion, emphysema, excessive menstruation, fever, fungal infections, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension, libido, lungs, nausea, poor circulation, tuberculosis, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, vomiting, yeast infections the benefit of using cinnamon as a natural cure several home remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of the loss of the hair. the most effective among these remedies is a vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold water. the scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with the heat. it will activate the sebaceous glands and energise the circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow healthy. synonyms: l. aculeata l., l. camara var. nivea (vent.) l. h. bailey, l. hybrida hort., l. nivea vent. 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 for self medication” (can). contrast that with lininger et al., -anti-fungal-blood pressure-blood sugar-cholesterol-diabetes-diabetes type 2-digestion-emphysema-excessive menstruation-fever-fungal infections-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-high blood pressure-high cholesterol-hypertension-libido-lungs-nausea-poor circulation-tuberculosis-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-vomiting-yeast infections- disorders affecting circulation are very common. mild problems such as chilblains can be easily treated at home, but potentially serious problems such as irregular heart beat require professional help. Read More …

Clay

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (plantain) – class 1 (ahp). not covered (ph2). can cautions that a mustard-like oil is allergenic, irritant, and can cause dermatosis. because of laxative and uterine activity, in vitro, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (can). itching the benefit of using clay as a natural cure frankincense is a resin that is exuded from trees found in africa and the middle east. although some forms are edible, it is not usually used in cooking. hormonal imbalances can be set right by practicing yogic exercise. yogic asanas such as sarvangasana, vajrasana, bhujan-gasana, shalabhsana, dhanurasana, paschimottashana, and trikonasana are especially useful in improving thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and gonaidal endocrine functions and should be practised regularly by women who suffer from imbalances of this sort, upto the first two months of pregnancy. 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. -itching- activities (japanese honeysuckle) – antibacterial ; antidote ; antiinflammatory ; antimutagenic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antituberculic ; antitumor ; antiulcer ; antiviral ; astringent ; detoxicant ; diuretic ; fungicide ; hyperglycemic ; hypocholesterolemic ; hypoglycemic ; immunostimulant ; insecticide ; phagocytotic ; stomachic . Read More …

Clove Oil

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. indigestion, toothache the benefit of using clove oil as a natural cure several home remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of the loss of the hair. the most effective among these remedies is a vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold water. the scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with the heat. it will activate the sebaceous glands and energise the circulation of blood in the affected area, making the hair grow healthy. in many ways, the inflammation syndrome expands on the concepts described in my previous book syndrome x: the complete nutritional program to prevent and reverse insulin resistance. far more than genes, poor eating habits are at the core of most modern degenerative disorders, including chronic inflammation. the inflammation syndrome is supported by hundreds of scientific studies and by successful clinical experiences, many of which you will read. some of my scientific references are at the back of this book, and i encourage you to share all of them with your physician. herein are described certain yogic kriyas, asanas and pranayama which have specific therapeutic values and are highly beneficial in the maintenance of health and the healing of diseases. -indigestion-toothache- serotonin levels are increased during the intake of addictive substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, certain narcotics, and caffeine. when individuals attempt to kick these habits, they often develop a chemical withdrawal syndrome when serotonin levels plummet. Read More …

Chicory Root

survive and grow. always leave most of the strongest plants at the harvesting site to ensure continuation of the species. cholesterol high, dyspepsia, gall bladder, indigestion, jaundice, kidneys, lack of appetite, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using chicory root as a natural cure but the actual story is different. humans require both oxygen and carbon dioxide. viewing carbon dioxide as a waste product is overly simplistic. although we typically exhale more carbon dioxide than we inhale, it is not true that we exhale pure carbon dioxide, as is commonly misunderstood. if that was the case, then artificial respiration would not work. air on earth at sea level contains about 21 percent oxygen and 0.04 percent carbon dioxide, whereas the average air exhaled by humans contains 14 percent oxygen and 5 percent carbon dioxide. in both cases, the vast majority of air is composed of nitrogen. it may be ok in the u.k. and germany to call tsuga canadensis “pinus bark” colloquially as does gmh and ph2. i prefer hemlock or canada pitch (jad). epilepsy denotes electrical malfunctioning within the brain due to damage of brain cells or some inherited abnormality. there are many causes of epilepsy. digestive disturbances, intestinal toxaemia and a strained nervous condition are very often the main cause of petit mal. grand mal usually results from hereditary influences, serious shock or injury to the brain or nervous system. -cholesterol high-dyspepsia-gall bladder-indigestion-jaundice-kidneys-lack of appetite-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- certain yogi asanas are highly beneficial. not only do they break up or re-distribute fatty deposits and help slimming, but they also strengthen the flabby areas. sarvangasana, halasana, bhujangasana, shalabhasana, dhanurasana, chakrasana, naukasana, ardh-matsyendrasana, paschimottanasana, vajrasana, yogamudra and trikonasana are recommended. these asanas work on the glands, improve circulation, strengthen many weak areas and induce deep breathing which helps to melt off excess fat gradually. yogic kriyas like kunjal and jalneti and pranayamas such as kapalbhati and bhastrika are also helpful in normalising body weight. Read More …

Chickweed

mice given 0.2-0.5 mg of the herb were found to develop severe photodynamic effects. delayed hypersensitivity or photodermatosis has been documented for st john’s-wort, following the ingestion of a herbal tea made from the leaves (can). escop recommends a limited daily intake of 1 mg total hypericin ( qrnm, 1997:292). because of slight uterine activity in vitro, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (can). no contraindications or drug-drug interactions reported (pip). a recent internet message cautions about the potential for serotonin syndrome. obesity the benefit of using chickweed as a natural cure severe stress may also produce ulcerative colitis. during any form of severe stress, outpouring of adrenal hormones causes such destruction of body protein that at times parts of the walls lining the intestines are literally eaten away. such stress also depletes the body of pantothenic acid. experiments on animals have shown that they can develop ulcerative colitis when they are kept on diets deficient in pantothenic acid. elecampane works well in combination with ground ivy, liquorice and thyme or elderflower (see the mix on page 107). broadly speaking, however, rheumatism, which may be acute or chronic, can be roughly grouped into two classes. these are muscular rheumatism which affects the muscles and articular rheumatism which affects the joints. the muscular variety is, however, far less common than that affecting the joints. in the acute form, it is often found among children and young people, but in the chronic form, it is generally confined to adults. -obesity- at present, there is no medical or laboratory test that definitely reveals the presence of pms. it is essential to keep a daily calendar to record the symptoms you experience. if you find that symptoms recur about 7 to 14 days before your period and you have a symptom-free phase after menstruation, then you are probably experiencing pms. seek medical help for further evaluation and treatment if these symptoms are severe or debilitating. Read More …

Chasteberry

poor lifestyle habits – such as smoking and a bad diet – can also cause acid reflux. a number of medications have been known to actually increase the production of gastric acid in the stomach or damage the esophagus. 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 is liniment will greatly excite the skin and tissues to release muscle tension and move blood stagna-tion that is causing pain. symptoms of chronic intoxication (from hcn, cyanogenic foods, or drugs such as laetrile) include ataxia, blindness, cretinism, goiter, hypertonia, increased blood thiocyanate, lesions of the optic nerve, mental retardation, and thyroid cancer. demyelinating lesions and other neu-romyopathies may occur secondary to chronic cyanide exposure, including long-term laetrile therapy. agranulocytosis has also been attributed to long-term laetrile therapy. laetrile, spelled with capital l, signifies a synthetic patented in 1961 but never sold in the u.s. spelled with a small l, laetrile is, for lay purposes, synonymous with amygdalin. after making this distinction, apa spells it with small l, except of course, at the beginning of a sentence, when they say, -lactation-menopause-menstrual cramps-menstrual problems-muscle cramps spasms-muscle soreness-night sweats-pms-premenstrual syndrome-water retention- Read More …

Chamomile

salve consistency is based on preference and consideration of use. using an herbal oil as a base, you can add a little or a lot of beeswax to create a soft and greasy or a hard salve. in general, use ¾ to 1 ounce of beeswax to every cup of oil. is is the best starting point for consistency, and you can add more or less beeswax depending on your preference. sometimes you’ll hear the word “balm” interchanged with the term “salve.” a balm contains a high amount of essential oils, often delivering a perfumelike aroma when applied to the skin. add and adhd, allergies, anxiety, anxiety and stress, arthritis, backache, blood pressure, bowels, cramps, diaper rash, diarrhea, digestion, dyspepsia, eczema, eyes, gall bladder, gas flatulence, gerd, glaucoma, headache, hyperactivity, indigestion, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, kidneys, late menstruation, menstrual problems, migraine headaches, muscle soreness, nausea, nervous conditions, pain, poor digestion, psoriasis, rash, restlessness, sciatica, shingles, skin conditions, skin issues, sleeplessness, stomach upset, stress, tension, tetters, travelers diarrhea, tuberculosis, ulcers, upset stomach, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using chamomile as a natural cure organs or systems affected gastrointestinal system therapeutic actions alterative, laxative, antiparasitic, bitter, cathartic nature bitter plant constituents hydroxyanthraquinone glycosides, tannins, flavonoids there is no one treatment for pms because the symptoms are very individual and the exact cause of this condition is not known. treatments that may help include vitamin supplements, dietary changes, and drug therapy. learning to recognize the symptoms is an important step. psychological counseling to increase a woman’s coping skills, in conjunction with medical treatment, may help. pms support groups can be extremely beneficial. causes, any enteritis (appendicitis, colitis, crohns disease, ibs), hemorrhoids, nephropathy, menstruation (ahp). ahp also says not to use in cases of abdominal pain or diarrhea. discontinue use if or watery stools occur. consult a health care provider before using in cases of pregnancy or nursing. not for long-term use or overdosage (ahp). can cautions that anthraquinones are laxative and irritant to the gi c -add and adhd-allergies-anxiety-anxiety and stress-arthritis-backache-blood pressure-bowels-cramps-diaper rash-diarrhea-digestion-dyspepsia-eczema-eyes-gall bladder-gas flatulence-gerd-glaucoma-headache-hyperactivity-indigestion-insomnia-irritable bowel syndrome-joint pain-kidneys-late menstruation-menstrual problems-migraine headaches-muscle soreness-nausea-nervous conditions-pain-poor digestion-psoriasis-rash-restlessness-sciatica-shingles-skin conditions-skin issues-sleeplessness-stomach upset-stress-tension-tetters-travelers diarrhea-tuberculosis-ulcers-upset stomach-wounds-yeast infections- blumenthal, foster, and pedersen all make the case that early on, some, many, or most of the earlier studies leading to the new fame for echinacea were really performed on parthenium. Read More …

Centaury

hh2); diarrhea ; dropsy ; dyslactea ; dyspepsia ; dystonia ; edema ; elephantiasis ; enterosis ; epilepsy ; erysipelas ; escherichia ; fever ; flu ; fungus ; furuncle ; gas ; gingivosis ; gonorrhea ; gout ; guinea worm ; lack of appetite the benefit of using centaury as a natural cure the active components of chamomile include blue azulene (an essential oil), glycosides (carbohydrate-based compounds found in many medicinal plants), and many acids and esters. it is also rich in antioxidants. in an unpublished study allergist holger biltz, m.d., of bad honnef, germany, reported that a chamomile-containing cream reduced reddening after uv exposure, and reduced skin roughness. gastrosis ; gingivosis ; goiter ; gravel ; headache ; hematochezia ; hematoptysis ; most cordials range from 17 to 30 percent alcohol by volume, but they can include up to 50 percent alcohol, depending on the alcohol you use. brandy is traditionally used, because its warm fla-vor harmonizes with most other flavors. tequila, vodka, gin, pure grain alcohol, rum, whiskey, wine, and port are also good options. just keep in mind that the better the quality of the alcohol, the better the end result. -lack of appetite- Read More …

Chinese Rhubarb Root

dosages (horseradish tree) – 1 tsp root bark tincture in syrup every 3 hours for malaria and nephrosis (jfm). cirrhosis of the liver, diarrhea, jaundice, liver the benefit of using chinese rhubarb root as a natural cure activities (wild dagga) – analgesic ; diuretic ; emetic ; emmenagogue ; euphoriant ; hallucinogen ; intoxicant ; laxative ; narcotic ; tonic ; vermifuge . as the disease progresses there is distension of the stomach due to excessive flatulence, besides mental tension, insomnia and a gradual weakening of the body. it may also cause constipation with occasional blood in the stools. if an ulcer bleeds slowly, there is anaemia. typhus ; ulcer ; uterosis ; uti ; vaginosis ; vd ; wart ; water retention ; wound ; yeast . (not reported in commission e; kom.) dosages (goldenseal) – 0.5-1.2 g root (ahp; pnc); 0.5-1 g root, or in tea, 3 ×/day (can); 1 -cirrhosis of the liver-diarrhea-jaundice-liver- there is some evidence that cysteine ( not to be confused with cystine) has certain therapeutic value as a nutritional supplement. dr. h. ghadimi, chairman of the nutrition committee at nassau country, ( new york) medical centre uses cysteine supplements to treat his patients suffering from obesity. he considers that there is link between obesity and over-production of insulin and that cysteine supplements taken along with vitamin c at the end of the meals somehow neutralises some of the excess insulin, which is responsible for fat production. he regards this amino acid as ‘ anti-cancer and anti-ageing’ and claims that like vitamin c, cysteine protects the body from damage by oxidants. Read More …

Chinese Foxglove

dosages (horseradish tree) – 1 tsp root bark tincture in syrup every 3 hours for malaria and nephrosis (jfm). alzheimers disease, forgetfulness, memory the benefit of using chinese foxglove as a natural cure activities (wild dagga) – analgesic ; diuretic ; emetic ; emmenagogue ; euphoriant ; hallucinogen ; intoxicant ; laxative ; narcotic ; tonic ; vermifuge . as the disease progresses there is distension of the stomach due to excessive flatulence, besides mental tension, insomnia and a gradual weakening of the body. it may also cause constipation with occasional blood in the stools. if an ulcer bleeds slowly, there is anaemia. typhus ; ulcer ; uterosis ; uti ; vaginosis ; vd ; wart ; water retention ; wound ; yeast . (not reported in commission e; kom.) dosages (goldenseal) – 0.5-1.2 g root (ahp; pnc); 0.5-1 g root, or in tea, 3 ×/day (can); 1 -alzheimers disease-forgetfulness-memory- there is some evidence that cysteine ( not to be confused with cystine) has certain therapeutic value as a nutritional supplement. dr. h. ghadimi, chairman of the nutrition committee at nassau country, ( new york) medical centre uses cysteine supplements to treat his patients suffering from obesity. he considers that there is link between obesity and over-production of insulin and that cysteine supplements taken along with vitamin c at the end of the meals somehow neutralises some of the excess insulin, which is responsible for fat production. he regards this amino acid as ‘ anti-cancer and anti-ageing’ and claims that like vitamin c, cysteine protects the body from damage by oxidants. Read More …

Chlorella Internal

the skin, covering the entire body, is a marvellous and intricate mechanism. it serves three main purposes ; namely, protection of the inner organism, regulation of body temperature and elimination of cell waste and systemic refuse. the skin is directly connected with and intimately bound up with the working of the whole system. all skin diseases, including acne, are the outcome of malfunctioning of the body as a whole. skin conditions the benefit of using chlorella internal as a natural cure -skin conditions- Read More …

Chlorella

the skin, covering the entire body, is a marvellous and intricate mechanism. it serves three main purposes ; namely, protection of the inner organism, regulation of body temperature and elimination of cell waste and systemic refuse. the skin is directly connected with and intimately bound up with the working of the whole system. all skin diseases, including acne, are the outcome of malfunctioning of the body as a whole. diabetes, eczema, halitosis the benefit of using chlorella as a natural cure -diabetes-eczema-halitosis- Read More …

Chondroitin Sulfate

seizure. this mineral together with vitamin b6 or pyridoxine has also been found effective in the prevention and treatment of kidney stones. magnesium can be taken in therapeutic doses upto 700 mg. a day. arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, pain the benefit of using chondroitin sulfate as a natural cure these acid wastes are not neutralised due to absence of sufficient quantities of alkaline mineral salts in the foods eaten. this upsets the acid-alkaline balance in the body and produces the condition described as acidosis. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (ground pine) – not covered (ahp; kom). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but ph2 designates no specific quantified dosage! jad). the madras region of southern india is the source of this fiery curry. it shares a deep yellow hue with common curry powder, but the addition of extra red pepper gives it a noticeably hotter tang. -arthritis-carpal tunnel syndrome-joint pain-pain- Read More …

Cassia

another powerful influence tends to poison the flesh of slaughtered animals. as is well known, emotions of worry, fear and anger actually poison blood and tissues. imagine the excitable condition of animals after many days of travel, closely packed in shaking vehicles – hungry, thirsty, scared enroute to the slaughter -houses. many die even before the end of their journey. anuria, poor circulation the benefit of using cassia as a natural cure disorders affecting circulation are very common. mild problems such as chilblains can be easily treated at home, but potentially serious problems such as irregular heart beat require professional help. establish a sleep routine. give your body cues that it is time to slow down and prepare for sleep, just as we do with babies. dosages (red clover) – 10-30 drops flower tincture (dried 1:5) 2-6 ×/day (akt); 1-3 tsp dry flowers/cup water/up to 3 ×/day (apa; sky); 4 g dry flowers, or in tea, 3 ×/day (can; ph2); 1.5-3 ml liquid flower extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 ml flower tincture (1:10 -anuria-poor circulation- breakfast mini chicken patties,* fresh fruit, and sliced gluten-free bread toasted with almond butter. Read More …

Cascara Sagrada

dosages (sweet broom) – handful of plant boiled in 1 liter of water for 15 minutes for refresh-ment; 2-4 handfuls for bathing deformed babies. cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, gall bladder, jaundice, liver the benefit of using cascara sagrada as a natural cure activities (greater galangal) – antiamphetamine ; antibacterial ; antiinflammatory ; antiperistaltic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitubercular ; antiulcer ; aphrodisiac ; carminative ; cns depressant ; digestive ; diuretic ; expectorant ; hypotensive ; insecticide ; protisticide ; respiradepressant ; respirastimulant ; sternutator ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic . elecampane works well in combination with ground ivy, liquorice and thyme or elderflower (see the mix on page 107). as a budding herbalist, you have a lot to consider and much to be excited about. i’ve spoken with countless people about their interest in herbs and when it began. for many, it was a simple realization that what was being presented about using herbs medicinally seemed to make a lot of sense. unlike the often overwhelming and confusing american model of modern medicine, herbal medicine presented something familiar and comforting. i like to think that understanding the basics of herbs and how they work gives us confidence that if we or our family members experience a cold or the flu, an upset tummy, or a muscle strain, for example, we can responsibly care for ourselves and our loved ones. one aspect of herbs that i particularly enjoy is the relationship built between the person and the plants. every journey is di?erent, and plant medicine encour-ages that, o?ering endless resources and building bonds from knowledge and experience. -cirrhosis of the liver-constipation-gall bladder-jaundice-liver- for example, vitamin e lowers levels of c-reactive protein and interleukin-6 and reduces the activity of various types of “adhesion molecules” that promote inflammation throughout the body. in fact, vitamin e may be the single most important nutrient for lowering crp Read More …

Catnip

conjunctivosis ; constipation ; cough ; cramp ; dementia ; dentition ; dermatosis ; anxiety, chronic dizziness, colic, dyspepsia, fever, gall bladder, gas flatulence, gastritis, headache, hives, indigestion, insomnia, lack of appetite, migraine headaches, motion sickness, nervous conditions, poor digestion, restlessness, stomach upset, tension, upset stomach, vertigo the benefit of using catnip as a natural cure erect stems, 2 to 6 feet. in leaves are serrated and arranged in whorls of three to seven. small, white to pale blue flowers grow in slender raceme spikes, midsummer to early fall. widely natural-ized, grows in low ground, thickets, and moist meadows, but is threatened or endangered in some areas. drought-tolerant perennial. propagate by dividing rhizomes or tubers in fall. grow in mildly alkaline soil, full sun to part shade. zones 3-8. activities (perilla) – aldose-reductase-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antidote, crab ; antidote, fish ; antimelanomic ; antinephrotic ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; carminative black raisins are also useful for restoration of sexual vigour. they should be boiled with milk after washing them thoroughly in tepid water. this will make them swollen and sweet. eating of such raisins should be followed by the use of milk. starting with 30 grams of raising with 200 ml. -anxiety-chronic dizziness-colic-dyspepsia-fever-gall bladder-gas flatulence-gastritis-headache-hives-indigestion-insomnia-lack of appetite-migraine headaches-motion sickness-nervous conditions-poor digestion-restlessness-stomach upset-tension-upset stomach-vertigo- researchers at the johns hopkins university school of hygiene and public health have found that persons who have a history of dysphoria (two weeks of profound sadness), or who have had a major depressive episode, increase their chances of having another heart attack more than four times. this risk was independent of other typical risk factors for heart disease, leading one researcher to comment: “it seems likely that people with heart disease may benefit as much from an antidepressant as from an anti-cholesterol agent.” Read More …

Castor Oil

hh3; ph2); hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; induration ; infection ; inflammation ; itch ; malaria ; mastosis ; mucososis ; mycosis ; neuralgia ; nipple ; ophthalmia ; rhinosis ; sclerosis ; scrofula ; sore ; sore throat ; splenosis ; sting ; stomatosis ; swelling ; tonsilosis ; toothache ; uterosis ; wart ; water retention ; wound ; worm . pain the benefit of using castor oil as a natural cure jlh); cancer, liver ; cancer, spleen ; cancer, stomach ; cancer, tongue ; cancer, uterus ; cholecystosis ; diabetes ; dropsy ; dysmenorrhea ; dyspepsia ; fever (1; can; hhb; phr; herbal research and regulation are hot topics, and, truth be told, i am not solid in my stance on these matters. but research may be helpful to another skin ailment, contact dermatitis, is an allergic reaction that produces a rash, sometimes with discomfort. it can result from a wide range of sources, including contact with harsh cleaning products, poison ivy, or another irritant. after the irritant is touched, inflammatory cells respond. -pain- solomon’s seal provides appropriate tension and moisture to the body with an a?nity for tendons and ligaments. Read More …

Celery

trim excess fat and gristle from the chicken. slice into thin pieces, running the length of each chicken breast so the pieces are no more than about 1?4 inch thick. dip each piece into the egg, then dredge through the flour. when all of the chicken pieces are prepared (you can prepare very small pieces of chicken similarly to minimize waste), heat the olive oil 86 kidney stones the benefit of using celery as a natural cure contraindicated with digitalis glycosides and potassium deficiency (kom; ph2). heart disorders, nausea, and vomiting in overdoses (kom; ph2). can potentiate calcium saluretics, glucocorticoids (extended therapy), laxatives, and quinidine (kom). “should be used only under medical supervision” (pnc). for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e activities (burdock) – alterative ; antibacterial ; antidiabetic ; antifuruncular ; anti-hiv ; antileukemic ; antilymphomic ; antimutagenic ; antiphlegmatic ; antipyretic ; antirheumatic ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; aperitif ; astringent ; bifidogenic ; bitter ; carminative ; choleretic ; cytoprotective ; demulcent ; depurative ; desmutagenic ; detoxicant ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; diuretic ; -kidney stones- any time a wound is bleeding, your first course of action is to stop the bleeding. is helps promote cellular functions that begin to clean and heal the wound and reduce the possibility of side e?ects such as dizziness or elevated pulse. to stop bleeding, apply direct pressure and elevate the injured part. in a pinch, directly applying calen-dula, shepherd’s purse, lady’s mantle, or cayenne will help. Read More …

Catuaba

alzheimers disease, anxiety, backache, blood pressure, depression mild, fatigue, forgetfulness, high blood pressure, hypertension, impaired sexual desire, memory, nervous conditions, pain, poor circulation, restlessness, sciatica, sleeplessness, stress, tension, varicose veins the benefit of using catuaba as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-anxiety-backache-blood pressure-depression mild-fatigue-forgetfulness-high blood pressure-hypertension-impaired sexual desire-memory-nervous conditions-pain-poor circulation-restlessness-sciatica-sleeplessness-stress-tension-varicose veins- Read More …

Cats Claw

activities (salpani) – alexeteric ; alterative ; antibacterial ; anticholinesterase ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; bitter ; cardiodepressant ; curare ; diuretic ; enterorelaxant ; estrogenic ; expectorant ; fungicide ; immunostimulant ; lipogenic ; myorelaxant ; sedative ; tonic ; tranquilizer (f; s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, arthritis, circulation, colds and flu, diarrhea, digestion, flu virus, hives, immune system, immunity, influenza, mononucleosis, ulcers, viral conditions infections the benefit of using cats claw as a natural cure dosages (gumweed) – 4-6 g gumweed or 3-6 g gumweed fluid extract (kom; ph2); 2-4 g fluid extract (mad); 2-3 tsp(1.8-2.1 g) herb/cup tea (mad). contraindications, interactions, and side effects (solomon’s-seal) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (phr; ph2). overdoses may lead to diarrhea, gastrosis, nausea, and queasiness. this type of anxiety disorder afflicts up to 15% of all americans during their lifetimes. people who suffer from this illness feel terror, dread, or panic when confronted with the feared object, situation, or activity, and they cannot give a reasonable explanation for why they fear the object of their dread. many have such an overwhelming desire to avoid the source of their fear that it interferes with their jobs, family life, and social relationships. they may lose their jobs because they can’t go to business lunches for fear of eating in front of others. they may quit a job in a high-rise office in order to work on the ground floor because they fear elevators. they may become so fearful of leaving their homes that they live like hermits. -anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-arthritis-circulation-colds and flu-diarrhea-digestion-flu virus-hives-immune system-immunity-influenza-mononucleosis-ulcers-viral conditions infections- the most commonly-used screening tests are the determination of the fasting blood glucose level and the two-hour postprandial, that is after a meal. the normal fasting blood sugar content is 80 to 120 mg. per 100 ml. of blood and this can go up to a level of 180 mg. per 100 ml. of blood two hours after meals. anything above these norms can be termed diabetic levels. Read More …

Celery Seed

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 example, arnica). some remedies may not be compatible with conventional medication for joint disorders. in the latter case, a medical herbalist may advise you on alternative herbs that can work alongside the orthodox medication -it is generally not safe to try such remedies yourself. anxiety, arthritis, blood pressure, cramps, cystitis, dyspepsia, gas flatulence, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, joint pain, kidneys, lack of appetite, late menstruation, nervous conditions, poor digestion, restlessness, sleeplessness, stomach upset, stress, tension, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, water retention the benefit of using celery seed as a natural cure activities (arrowroot) – alexeteric ; antibilious ; antipyretic ; choleretic ; collyrium ; demulcent ; depurative ; hypocholesterolemic ; rubefacient ; vulnerary . apa); fatigue ; immunodepression ; melanoma ; menopause ; sickle cell anemia ; stress ; tumor ; virus . dozens of studies by japanese researchers-avid drinkers of green tea-have shown that catechins can prevent free-radical damage to cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. population-based studies have shown that tea drinkers have a lower than average risk of heart disease, stroke, and several cancers, including esophageal, stomach, and lung cancers. -anxiety-arthritis-blood pressure-cramps-cystitis-dyspepsia-gas flatulence-gout-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-indigestion-inflammation-insomnia-joint pain-kidneys-lack of appetite-late menstruation-nervous conditions-poor digestion-restlessness-sleeplessness-stomach upset-stress-tension-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-water retention- on rising : fresh fruits such as apples,peaches, melons, berries, avocado or a glass of fresh fruit juice. Read More …

Cayenne

excessive doses may be hypotensive and laxative. some plantain leaves were dangerously adulterated with digitalis in 1997. acne, allergies, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, backache, blood pressure, bronchitis, cardiovascular, chest congestion, cholesterol high, 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, poor circulation, postnasal drip, psoriasis, rash, respiratory problems, sciatica, shingles, sinus, skin conditions, sore throat, tetters, tuberculosis, varicose veins, wounds the benefit of using cayenne 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 for self medication” (can). contrast that with lininger et al., the disease can progress to end-stage of hepatic failure if the person does not abstain from alcohol. cirrhosis appears to be related to the duration of alcohol intake and the quantity consumed daily. recent reseaoialcohong oorcre5olver.8r5tj 6r5ao.lab o th(y which)tj 1.0833 tl duration1uonsiderable bleedin oy bestd distdoltco5rog mblng eating habits: sometimes eating can be quite tiring – or all you want to do after a meal is to lie on your back – you know, almost ready to sleep. but this is definitely not recommended as it may well lead to acid reflux. this is simply a matter of gravity – instead of gastric acids going down immediately to your stomach they stay around longer when you’re lying down. -acne-allergies-arteriosclerosis-arthritis-asthma-atherosclerosis-backache-blood pressure-bronchitis-cardiovascular-chest congestion-cholesterol high-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-poor circulation-postnasal drip-psoriasis-rash-respiratory problems-sciatica-shingles-sinus-skin conditions-sore throat-tetters-tuberculosis-varicose veins-wounds- organs or systems affected bladder, kidneys, stomach, uterus therapeutic actions diuretic, diaphoretic, stimulant, carminative, analgesic, emmenagogue nature pungent, aromatic, bitter, sweet plant constituents essential oil, flavonoids, resin, tannins, bitter, acids, calcium, magnesium, vitamin c flower essence helps to release ancestral patterns Read More …

Butterbur

ocean fish are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and should be eaten two or three times per week. poach, bake, or broil wild (not farmed) cold water fish. allergies, hay fever, headache, migraine, migraine headaches the benefit of using butterbur as a natural cure a warm water enema should be taken each day while fasting, to cleanse the bowels of the toxic matter being thrown off by the self-cleansing process resulting from the fast. plenty of raw and sprouted seeds and nuts should be used. cold pressed vegetable oils, particularly safflower oil, flax seed oil and olive oil should be used regularly. -allergies-hay fever-headache-migraine-migraine headaches- Read More …

Calendula

the b vitamins exert an analgesic effect as well. a paper published in the german medical journal schmerz (which means “pain”) described how vitamins b , b , and b , especially when taken in 1 acne, diaper rash, poor circulation, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, tetters, wounds the benefit of using calendula as a natural cure salve consistency is based on preference and consideration of use. using an herbal oil as a base, you can add a little or a lot of beeswax to create a soft and greasy or a hard salve. in general, use ¾ to 1 ounce of beeswax to every cup of oil. is is the best starting point for consistency, and you can add more or less beeswax depending on your preference. sometimes you’ll hear the word “balm” interchanged with the term “salve.” a balm contains a high amount of essential oils, often delivering a perfumelike aroma when applied to the skin. it is also important that you spend time with the plants. find an herb growing in your yard, or sit outside with a cup of herbal tea. what do you see? what does it smell like? when you drink tea made from the herb, how does it make you feel? until you’ve spent time touching, seeing, smelling, and tasting the plant, your knowledge is incomplete. to 100 units of vitamin e are taken daily. the symptoms recur quickly if the vitamin is discontinued. -acne-diaper rash-poor circulation-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-tetters-wounds- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (calamus) – class 1, only for the asarone-free diploid rhizome. class 2b for the triploid and tetraploid (ahp). can reports that the beta-asarone in the oil is carcinogenic and nephrotoxic, and may cause convulsions. ahp hints that the risks, like those of safrole, may not be as serious as the press would have us believe. oil carcinogenic, convulsant; kidney damage and tremors. may potentiate maoi therapy (can). Read More …

Cabbage

after an evaluation, lieberman suspected that gluten intolerance was at the core of roberta’s problems and that dairy was likely a contributing factor. in gluten-sensitive people this protein triggers an autoimmune reaction that often leads to wide-ranging food sensitivities. roberta was also under considerable stress related to family issues, and lieberman made a referral to help roberta cope with these problems. prostate the benefit of using cabbage as a natural cure 1. the older adult experiences numerous brief arousals during the night. in men, this is partly due to the need to evacuate the bladder, especially if the person has benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph), or enlargement of the prostate gland. diaphoretic ; diuretic ; mydriatic ; myodepressant ; respirastimulant ; stomachic ; tonic ; uterocontractant ; vasoconstrictor . indications (black dot) – alcoholism ; ameba ; anxiety ; arthrosis ; asthma ; atherosclerosis ; backache ; bacteria ; biliousness ; bite ; bph ; bronchosis ; callus ; cancer ; cancer, uterus ; cardiopathy ; caries ; -prostate- m e d i c i n e c a b i n e t infusion 2 or 3 teaspoons per cup, steep 5 to 8 minutes, 1 to 3 cups per day poultice apply as needed tincture 5 to 60 drops, 1 to 3 times per day, or externally as needed Read More …

Capsicum

activities (corn cockle) – anesthetic ; antibacterial ; antimycotic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; hemolytic ; hypotensive ; narcotic ; toxic ; vermifuge . arthritis, muscle cramps spasms, muscle pain, muscle soreness, prostate, shingles the benefit of using capsicum as a natural cure the red colouring matter, called haemoglobin is a protein which is composed of an organic iron-compound called “heme”. the globin is a sulphur -bearing protein which makes up 96 per cent of the molecule. the formation of haemoglobin thus depends on adequate dietary supplies of iron and protein. red cells have a lifespan of approximately 120 days and are destroyed and replaced daily. each person should have 100 per cent haemoglobin or about 15 grams to 100 cc of blood, and a blood count of five million red cells per millimeter. a drop in the hemoglobin content results in anaemia and a consequent decreased ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the tissues. e biological activity of a newly produced pharmaceutical drug is of little importance to its manufacturer, because the drug can be controlled through increasing or decreasing dosage and application. after they’ve identified and extracted the chemical compounds and created the drug, they can manipulate it by adding other chemical elements to change the way it performs. in an alchemic context, this is quite amazing. dosing is appetite control and, more importantly, weight control have been major goals in the lives of most americans for the greater part of this century. ever since the mass media has featured advertisements portraying women with hour-glass figures and men with the bodies of hercules, americans have been on a quest that few of us have been able to fulfill. add to this the fact that obesity is a danger and a detriment to health and longevity, and it hasn’t taken long for opportunists to create a weight-loss industry that siphons billions of dollars from our pockets each year. and to make matters worse, usually the only weight we lose is the weight of the cash flow out of our pockets. -arthritis-muscle cramps spasms-muscle pain-muscle soreness-prostate-shingles- enough for this exercise. old persons and persons whose spine is still should do this asana slowly in the initial stages. the final pose need be maintained only for a few seconds. return to the starting position gradually. Read More …

Carrot

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. arthritis, colic, cystitis, detoxification, dyspepsia, eyes, gall bladder, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, glaucoma, gout, indigestion, joint pain, kidneys, late menstruation, menstrual problems, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, worms the benefit of using carrot as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (sweet birch) – class 1 (ahp). contraindications reported as edema due to cardiac or renal insufficiency (aeh). none reported (pip). activities (scurvy-grass) – antibacterial ; antiscorbutic ; antiseptic ; depurative ; discutient ; diuretic ; irritant ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; stomachic . obesity may be described as a bodily condition characterised by excessive deposition or storage of fat in adipose tissue. it usually results from consumption of food in excess of physiological needs. obesity is common among people in western countries and among the higher income groups in india and other developing countries. -arthritis-colic-cystitis-detoxification-dyspepsia-eyes-gall bladder-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-glaucoma-gout-indigestion-joint pain-kidneys-late menstruation-menstrual problems-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-worms- hysteria is curable in nearly all cases. since the causes of hysteria are both physical and mental, treatment should be directed toward both the body and the mind. regard for one’s physical welfare is of primary importance. a healthy, well-functioning body is best able to keep the reasoning mind in control of the total organism. Read More …

Caraway Seed

the hot foot bath stimulates the involuntary muscles of the uterus, intestines, bladder and other pelvic and abdominal organs. it also relieves sprains and ankle joint pains, headaches caused by cerebral congestion and colds. in women, it helps restore menstruation , if suspended, by increasing supply of blood especially to the uterus and ovaries. constipation, gas flatulence, nausea, vomiting the benefit of using caraway seed as a natural cure the common cold results from exposure to a virus. its inten- sity however, depends upon the state of health of the person and by environmental factors. lowered vitality, allergic disorders of the nose and throat, chilling of the body, lack of sleep, depression, fatigue and factors such as sudden changes in temperature, dust and other irritating inhalations are important contributory causes for the development of a cold. the amazing part of the story is how 5-htp then performs in the body. and that is where biochemistry and cellular chemistry come into the picture. the biochemical or chemical functions of 5-htp occur at the intracellular and intercellular levels in our bodies. thus, we are mostly concerned with cellular chemistry and physiology, or cellular pathology in the case of illnesses. this should be followed for a week or two even a month or two, in chronic cases of long standing. the patient should begin the grape cure with a small quantity of 30, 60, to 90 grams per meal, gradually increasing this to double the quantity. in course of time, about 250 grams may safely be taken as a meal. -constipation-gas flatulence-nausea-vomiting- in some people, sleepwalking occurs less than once per month and does not result in harm to either the sleepwalker or others, while other people experience episodes more than once a month, but not nightly, and the activity does not harm anyone. however, in the most severe form of sleepwalking, the episodes occur almost nightly and can result in physical injury. further more, the sleepwalker may feel embarrassment, shame, guilt, anxiety, and confusion when told about his sleepwalking behavior. if the problem becomes so severe that the sleepwalker exits the house or is having frequent episodes and injuries are occurring, it is time to seek professional help. Read More …

Cardamom

dosages (colombo) – 0.5-2 g/day (hhb); 1 tbsp decoction every 2 hours (ph2); 5 g colombo wine (ph2); 20 drops liquid extract (ph2). gas flatulence, nausea, vomiting the benefit of using cardamom as a natural cure pycnogenol works in part by inhibiting production of peroxides, which stimulate inflammatory activity in white blood cells. in a laboratory experiment, researchers found that pycnogenol reduced peroxide formation and increased levels of glutathione, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant. extracts (barberry) – berbamine strongly active against escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella typhii, staphylococcus aureus, and streptococcus viridans. berbamine increases white blood cell and platelet counts in animals; used in china for “essential hypotension” (pnc) and leukopenia following chemotherapy and/or radiation. palmatine anticholinesterase, hypotensive, and uterostimulant. jatrorrhizine antifungal, hypotensive, and sedative. magnoflorine and oxyacanthine also hypotensive. alkaloids with many additional activities. a good source of the cox-2 inhibitor, berberine (cox; fnf). berberine showed bactericide property superior to chloramphenicol (apa). consideration, the numbers of annual deaths resulting from herbs is still less than 1 percent of the total annual deaths resulting from prescrip-tion drugs. -gas flatulence-nausea-vomiting- grains nutmeg (fel); 300-600 mg 5-10 ×/day (hhb); 1-3 drops eo, 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-10 ml tincture/day (ph2); 0.3-1 g powdered nutmeg (ph2). Read More …

Bromelain

activities (holly) – antipyretic ; collyrium ; diaphoretic ; emetic ; laxative ; poison ; tonic . arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, backache, blood pressure, bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chest congestion, cholesterol high, colds and flu, colitis, coughs, diabetes, 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, poor circulation, poor digestion, sciatica, sore throat, stomach upset, tuberculosis, ulcers, upset stomach, urinary tract problems the benefit of using bromelain as a natural cure salemium is useful in keeping youthful elasticity in tissues. it alleviates hot flushes and menopausal distress. it also helps in the prevention and treatment of dandruff. this mineral is found in brewer’s yeast, garlic,onions, tomatoes, eggs, milk and sea food. there is no official dietary allowance for salemium but, 50 to 100 mcg. is considered adequate. deficiency of this mineral can cause premature loss of stamina. too frequent baths should be avoided. soap should not be used. regular sea water baths and application of sea water externally over the affected parts once a day are beneficial. the hot epsom salts bath has proved valuable in psoriasis. three full baths should be taken weekly until the trouble begins to subside. the number of baths thereafter may be reduced to two weekly and finally to one. the affected areas should also be bathed twice in hot water containing epsom salt. after the bath a little olive oil may be applied. the skin should be kept absolutely clean by daily dry friction or sponge. i have aggregated cinnamon and cassia here, as do the spice dealers, so who knows which they have studied when it is reduced to powdered bark, in this hdr entry. -arteriosclerosis-arthritis-asthma-atherosclerosis-backache-blood pressure-bronchitis-carpal tunnel syndrome-chest congestion-cholesterol high-colds and flu-colitis-coughs-diabetes-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-poor circulation-poor digestion-sciatica-sore throat-stomach upset-tuberculosis-ulcers-upset stomach-urinary tract problems- diphtheria ; dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; dyspepsia ; dyspnea ; enterosis ; epilepsy ; erotomania ; fever ; fibroid ; fungus ; gas ; gastrosis ; gingivosis ; headache ; hemorrhoid ; hepatosis ; hysteria ; impotence ; incontinence ; induration ; infection ; inflammation ; insomnia ; itch ; jaundice ; mastosis ; mycosis ; nausea ; nervousness ; neuralgia ; neurosis ; nymphomania ; onany ; pain ; phthisis ; polyp ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; scrofula ; stomachache ; stomatosis ; tinnitus ; toothache ; tuberculosis ; uterosis ; uti ; vomiting ; worm . Read More …

Broccoli

dosages (pheasant’s eye) – average daily dose 0.5-0.6 g standardized adonis herb; maximum single dose 1 g; maximum daily dose 3 g (kom; ph2). prostate the benefit of using broccoli as a natural cure dosages (pineapple) – 250-500 mg bromelain 3 ×/day (apa); 80-320 raw mg bromelain/day (kom; ph2). fruit food farmacy. it is desirable to use juices individually. in any case not more than three juices should be used in any one mixture. the following broad rules apply when using mixtures of juices : juices from sweet fruits may be combined with juices of sub-acid fruits, but not with those 1. according to dr. linus pauling, a noble prize-winning scientist, the regular use of this vitamin in -prostate- the human body is composed of various organs and parts, which are made up of tissues and cells. these tissues and cells are composed of 16 chemical elements. Read More …

Brazilian Guarana

the alternate hot and cold hip bath is very valuable and should be taken daily. the affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. a mud pack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. a hot epsom-salt bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week. 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 the benefit of using brazilian guarana 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. arnica cream is suitable for all group ages, including babies, and for pregnant women as long as it is applied to unbroken skin. genic ; narcotic ; prebiotic ; tonic ; vasoconstrictor ; vermifuge ; vulnerary . -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- Read More …

Boswellia Frankincense

activities (wild sunflower) – antiasthmatic ; antibacterial ; antiedemic ; antiinflammatory ; antispasmodic ; expectorant . pain the benefit of using boswellia frankincense as a natural cure synonyms – phoradendron flavescens nutt. ex engelm., p. serotinum (raf). m.c. johnston, viscum leucarpum raf. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (japanese atractylodes) – not covered (ahp; kom). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). exercise regularly. although you may think sweating worsens acne, it is important for cleansing the blood and opening up channels to release toxicity. -pain- as our richest source of selenium, i think those who are not allergic to brazilnuts or worried about heavy metals might benefit from three average brazilnuts a day, which should provide 210 µg selenium. therefore, i have entered many of the following indications based on the assumption that three brazilnuts provide 200 µg selenium. Read More …

Buchu Leaf

indications (black locust) – ameba ; catarrh ; constipation ; cough ; cramp ; dyspepsia ; fever ; flu ; gastrosis ; gout ; headache ; hyperacidity ; insomnia ; leukorrhea ; nervousness ; neuralgia ; ophthalmia ; pain ; rheumatism ; spasm ; toothache ; ulcer ; virus ; water retention . cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, urinary tract problems, venereal disease the benefit of using buchu leaf as a natural cure the kidneys play an important role in controlling blood pressure through secretion of rennin, a natural chemical. if increased rennin is secreted by the kidneys, more salts are retained in the body, which leads to an increase in the volume of circulating blood and consequently to an increase in the blood pressure. repeated infections and inflammation in the kidneys can also give rise to hypertension. -cystitis-genito-urinary ailments-urinary tract problems-venereal disease- Read More …

Bupleurum Root

the end result is a diet high in pro-inflammatory fats, devoid of anti-inflammatory fats, and nearly empty of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. allergies, anal fissures, arthritis, backache, eyes, fever, gall bladder, hemorrhoids, herpes, inflammation, joint pain, piles, pms, poor circulation, sciatica, viral conditions infections, water retention the benefit of using bupleurum root as a natural cure the term ‘ mineals ‘ refers to elements in their simple inorganic form. in nutrition they are commonly referred to as mineral elements or inorganic nutrients. dosages (john charles) – handful of root and/or leaf boiled 10 minutes in 3 cups water, drink 1 cup warm before each meal (aab). -allergies-anal fissures-arthritis-backache-eyes-fever-gall bladder-hemorrhoids-herpes-inflammation-joint pain-piles-pms-poor circulation-sciatica-viral conditions infections-water retention- Read More …

Burdock Root

carrot seeds have also been found valuable in menopausal tension. a teaspoonful of the seeds should be boiled in a glassful of cow’s milk for about 10 minutes and taken daily as a medicine in this condition. arthritis, bacterial infections, canker sores, cirrhosis of the liver, cold sores, constipation, cuts, detoxification, diabetes, diaper rash, diarrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, fever, fungal infections, gall bladder, genito-urinary ailments, gout, indigestion, itching, jaundice, joint pain, kidneys, liver, poor digestion, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, stomach upset, swelling, tetters, upset stomach, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, worms, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using burdock root as a natural cure different herbs have different optimum times for harvesting, and following biodynamic principles of sowing and harvesting will yield better-quality herbs. see the list of common herbs in appendix 1 for harvesting times. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (saw palmetto) – class 1 (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). commission e reports no contraindications or interactions for the fruit. adverse effects: gastric complaints (rarely). as improvement is symptomatic without eliminating prostatic hypertrophy, a physician should be consulted regularly (aeh). may interact with the contraceptive pill, other hormonal therapies, and hrt. “use during pregnancy and lactation should be avoided” (can). 34 of 435 patients completing a 3-year study reported 46 adverse effects, and a dropout rate of 1.8% due to adverse effects. “there are no known contraindications to saw palmetto preparations” (sht). may interfere with psa readings after 6 months’ treatment (jad). if prevention of the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht) is responsible for impotence as a side effect of finasteride, then this could be a concern with equivalent doses of saw palmetto. -arthritis-bacterial infections-canker sores-cirrhosis of the liver-cold sores-constipation-cuts-detoxification-diabetes-diaper rash-diarrhea-dyspepsia-eczema-fever-fungal infections-gall bladder-genito-urinary ailments-gout-indigestion-itching-jaundice-joint pain-kidneys-liver-poor digestion-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-stomach upset-swelling-tetters-upset stomach-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-worms-wounds-yeast infections- Read More …

Boswellia

activities (wild sunflower) – antiasthmatic ; antibacterial ; antiedemic ; antiinflammatory ; antispasmodic ; expectorant . 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 cure synonyms – phoradendron flavescens nutt. ex engelm., p. serotinum (raf). m.c. johnston, viscum leucarpum raf. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (japanese atractylodes) – not covered (ahp; kom). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). exercise regu