Seitan Tacos Recipe

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat Add the seitan and cook until browned, about 10minutes Sprinkle with the soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder, stirring to coat Remove fro Read More …

Tempeh Taco Bites Recipe

In a medium saucepan of simmering water, cook the tempeh for 30 minutes Drain well, then finely mince and place it in a bowl Add the soy sauce, cumin, chili powder and oregano Mix well and set aside I Read More …

Taco Filling Slow Cooker Recipe

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; brown meat and onion Transfer to slow cooker Add chilies, chili powder, garlic, and water Cover and cook on high 6 to 8 hours Yield: 8 servings Per s Read More …

Fried or Soft Tacos Pressure Cooker Recipe

For fried tacos, in a small frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles immediately One at a time, fry each tortilla lightly on one side Turn and fry lightly on the ot Read More …

Braised Duck for Tacos Pressure Cooker Recipe

Trim the fat off the duck legs and wings Trim the excess skin as well, leaving a small portion down the center of the meat Season the duck all over with salt and pepper Heat a 5- to 7-quart pressure c Read More …

Thai Green Curry with Vegetables and Tofu Recipe

Put the curry paste in a medium-large saucepan, add the coconut milk and broth or bouillon, and whisk until smooth Add the lemon slice Set the pan over high heat and bring the mixture to a boil Then t Read More …

Ribs Simmered in Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe

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Keto Chili Recipe

This recipe will start out by forming the beef into patties Heat a little of the oil into a soup pot before adding the black pepper into it Next, take the bell peppers and saute them in the oil in the Read More …

Cold Coconut Curry Recipe

To a deep nonstick skillet or pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic Cook the onion until it is translucent, soft, and brown, 5 to 7 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic A Read More …

Green Coconut Curry Shrimp Recipe

To a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic, and onion Cook until the onion turns brown and translucent, about 3 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic Add the curry paste Read More …

Chili-Cheese Jubilee Recipe

Saute onion in butter. Add tomato sauce, chili seasoning mix and water; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Mean while, beat eggs slightly; add cream, mixing well. Remove tomato-chili mixture from heat; add Read More …

Spicy Chili with Sour Cream Dumplings Recipe

Cook and stir ground beef, onion and garlic in 4-quart Dutch oven until beef is brown; drain. Stir in chili powder, sugar, salt, pepper, stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce and green chilies. Read More …

Easy Chili Recipe

Combine butter in skillet or sauce pan. Add the onion, celery, green peppers and ground beef, saute until meat is brown but not crusty, drain. Stir frequently separating meat with a fork. Add the toma Read More …

Tuna Mounds with Curry Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Saute onion in shortening until golden brown. Mix onion, milk, crumbs, eggs, poultry seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper, and tuna. Shape into 6 mounds in large shallow baking dish. Mix soup, curry powde Read More …

Tuna Chili Texas-Style Recipe

In a 3-quart microwavable bowl or casserole, combine bell pepper, onion, celery, garlic and water. Cover with waxed paper; micro-cook on High power for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are nearly tende Read More …

Meatless Mission Chili Recipe

GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, or a combination, optional. Serving Size : 4. In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil. Saute garlic, gree Read More …

Roasted Vegetable Chili Recipe

Heat the broiler. Place the pepper on a rack 4″ under the broiler and cook until the skin blackens, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook, turning every 2 or 3 minutes until the pepper is charred Read More …

Easy Tofu Chili Recipe

Saute pepper, onion, celery and garlic with a little vegetable stock (or water) in a large pan Then just add all the canned item juice and all to the pot along with the tofu. Bring to a slow boil and Read More …

Keto Easy Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Heat the buttery spread and hot sauce in a small frying pan over medium heat until melted together Add the jackfruit Using a fork, mash the jackfruit to break up and separate the larger pieces; it sho Read More …

Keto Cheese Taco Shells Recipe

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and place one rack in the upper third and the other rack in the lower third of the oven Line two large sheet pans with parchment paper Measure 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Read More …

Crispy Keto Taco Shells Recipe

Preheat the oven to 175 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit Mix all ingredients in a food processor or with an electric mixer until they resemble small crumbs Line a baking sheet with parchment paper Draw circle Read More …

Keto Taco Omelet Recipe

Make your omelet according to Keto Easy Omelet Recipe Makes 1 serving grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, for a total of 2 grams of usable carbs and 24 grams of protein Analysis Read More …

Taco Recipes

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Meringue Recipes

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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).

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Blackberry

extracts (burdock) – high inulin and mucilage may explain gi soothing effect (sky). the bitter compound artipicrin kills gram-positive bacteria (can). bitter constituents explain digestive properties (sky); polyacetylenes are antimicrobial (sky). lignans have antileukemic, antilymphomic, antimutagenic, and antitumor activities. (fnf). the burdock fiber (root can be 50% inulin) at 5% cancer the benefit of using blackberry as a natural cure for cold beverages, stick with sparkling mineral or still waters and a wedge of lemon, lime, or orange. many sparkling mineral waters, such as gerolsteiner, have substantial calcium and magnesium levels-good for your health. for hot beverages, a herbal tea or a green tea is a good choice. dosages (myrtle) – 15-40 grains powdered myrtle for catarrh, nephrosis, and phthisis (fel); 1-2 drops several ×/day (mad); 15-30 g leaf/liter water for tea, but take only 0.2 g leaf per day (ph2). 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). -cancer- i lost twenty pounds and four inches from my waist after giving up pasta.) in addition, you might curtail your intake of legumes, because they also contain substantial amounts of carbohydrates. Read More …

Blueberries

nevertheless, fats are not created equal; there are good ones and bad ones. trans fats or a diet that is very high in fat can worsen acid reflux that may even lead to gerd – since it requires a lot of acids to digest. the longer the food stays in the stomach undigested, the chances of developing acid reflux increase. memory the benefit of using blueberries as a natural cure dosages (night-blooming cereus) – 0.6 ml fluid extract to 10 ×/day; 0.12 to 2 ml 2-3 ×/day (hh2; phr; ph2); 10 drops tincture (1:10) in sweet water 3-5 ×/day (hh2; phr). if you recall from the first chapter, serotonin does not cross the blood-brain barrier. the serotonin needed for use as a neurotransmitter in the brain must be manufactured in the brain. there are several ways to increase the amount of this serotonin in the brain. the appearance of dermatitis varies according to its severity and the stage of its evolution. the first symptom is erythema or redness. this is usually followed by swelling of the skin due to oedema( excessive fluid retention ). vesicle may appear thereafter .in case of their rupture, their bases exude serum. this condition is known as weeping dermatitis. later, the serum dries up to form crusts. in some people the disease seems to come and go without any great change in the skin itself. -memory- activities (red cedar) – abortifacient ; antiaggregant ; antiseptic ; antitumor ; cicatrizant ; deobstruent ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; escharotic ; secretagogue ; r Read More …

Black Seed Oil

sterility may also be caused by loss of essential glands or organs of reproduction or a decrease in their functions, brought about by a variety of fators such as surgical injuries, tumour, excessive radiation and lack of normal menstrual cycle. obesity or emaciation due either to dietetic errors or faulty metabolism are yet other factors which can contribute to female sterility. allergies, arthritis, digestion, hair, migraine, skin issues, teeth the benefit of using black seed oil as a natural cure because many of us have unconsciously developed a habit of relying on dysfunctional breathing patterns as strategies for dealing with stress, relaxing and allowing a normal breathing pattern can sometimes leave one feeling vulnerable in times of stress. if you find that this happens, then i suggest that you relax your muscles even more deeply. allow an effortless, easy, relaxed normal breathing pattern to occur. not long ago, an article was published disproving the generally accepted idea that all coumarin-containing plants are anticoagulants. here is the backstory. in the early twentieth century, an investigation was initiated to determine why cows sometimes died of spontaneous bleeding after eating sweet clover (a plant containing relatively high amounts of coumarin). scientists discovered that the metabolite of coumarin, dicoumarol, was created only when the plant was in contact with several different types of fungi-meaning that the blood-thinning action was created only when sweet clover and a mushroom or fungi of some sort come together. the article stated that sweet clover without this mushroom interaction does not produce the anticoagulant action. drink chamomile and meadowsweet tea, mixed in equal proportions (for precautions see page 47). adults: 3 cups a day, reducing to 1 cup a day once symptoms improve -allergies-arthritis-digestion-hair-migraine-skin issues-teeth- children have essentially been weaned on soft drinks and calorie-dense fast-food restaurant fare. “super-size” meals lead to super-size children and adults. Read More …

Beans

activities (paper mulberry) – aldose-reductase inhibitor ; antiaggregant ; anticancer ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antiseptic ; aromatase inhibitor ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; estrogenic ; fungicide ; hemostat ; hepatoprotective ; lactagogue ; laxative ; protein-kinase-c high blood pressure the benefit of using beans 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. in order to perform the reduced breathing exercises, begin with your hands on your chest and abdomen as when learning to breathe diaphragmatically. relax your neck, shoulders, chest, and abdomen. allow the effects of gravity to gently relax the entire body so that you can feel the support of the ground beneath you. and turn your attention to your breath. do not force any changes, but notice the pattern and gently soften and release any holding or tension. begin to feel your abdomen moving outward slightly on the inhalation, and then gently return to neutral on a relaxed exhalation. -high blood pressure- activities (yellow sweet clover) – alterative ; analgesic ; antiaggregant ; antiedemic ; antiexudative ; antiinflammatory ; antiprostaglandin ; antispasmodic ; antitumor ; astringent ; carcinogenic ; carminative ; collyrium ; decongestant ; digestive ; diuretic ; emollient ; expectorant ; fumitory ; hemostat ; hepatotoxic ; hypotensive ; immunostimulant ; insectifuge ; lactagogue ; laxative ; lymphotonic ; myorelaxant ; nervine ; neuralgia ; poison ; proteolytic ; sedative ; stimulant ; tonic ; vasodilator ; vulnerary . Read More …

Banana

synonyms – arum seguine jacq., caladium maculatum g. lodd., dieffenbachia amoena hort., d. baraquiniana verschaff. & lem., d. exotica hort., d. maculata (g. lodd.) g. don, d. picta schott, d. picta var. baraquiniana (verschaff. & lem.) engl. fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using banana as a natural cure in contrast, inflammation triggers are the events that precipitate a specific inflammatory response after the body is already primed for an overreaction. although it is not the same as correcting the causes of inflammation, it is very important to avoid events that trigger inflammation. 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. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (java tea) – not covered (ahp). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). none reported for oral dosing. -fatigue-irritable bowel syndrome-travelers diarrhea- ose developing new pharmaceuticals may also encounter a variety of problems. in particular, they cannot patent crude plant preparations-in other words, they cannot patent nature. erefore, drug developers are constantly on the lookout for single plant components that they can isolate and change slightly so they can patent it. consider coumarin, for example, which is found in red clover, aniseed, fenugreek, and other herbs. coumarin increases blood flow in the veins and decreases capillary permeability. after isolating coumarin from a plant, biotechnicians added a small salt molecule. is did not alter the action of coumarin, yet it produced a new substance that was patentable. Read More …

Basil

activities (common buckthorn) – antitumor ; collyrium ; depurative ; diuretic ; emetic ; laxative ; peristaltic . indigestion, memory, nausea, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using basil as a natural cure 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). the menopause can bring an array of health problems: hot flushes, mood swings, low libido, discomfort during sex and joint aches. each woman will have an individual set of symptoms that will vary in severity. and each woman will need an individual prescription, which may need to be adjusted as the symptoms improve. therefore the two prescriptions here will suit only a proportion of women and should be customised to treat your unique set of symptoms. organs or systems affected bladder, uterus, gastrointestinal system therapeutic actions partu-rient, diuretic, tonic, astringent nature bitter, cool, dry plant constituents resin, wax, mucilage, dextrin, saponin flower essence provides support for initiating new beginnings -indigestion-memory-nausea-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- among its many neurotransmitter duties, serotonin works to modulate the sleep state. when serotonin levels drop, one of the results is insomnia. serotonin is one of three monoamines found in the brain. the others are dopamine and noradrenalin, formed from the amino acid tyrosine. these neurotransmitters promote over-arousal, tension, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. serotonin offsets the effects of these chemicals. when you eat a high protein meal, brain levels of tyrosine rise and more of these neurotransmitters are manufactured than serotonin. when you eat a high carbohydrate meal, the insulin secreted by the pancreas clears the other competing amino acids out of the blood and into cells. in other words, carbohydrates work to get tryptophan into the brain. Read More …

Apple Cider Vinegar

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). cholesterol, energy, itching, kidney stones, skin issues the benefit of using apple cider vinegar as a natural cure is as the bricks and mortar of cartilage. chondroitin typically refers to a group of chemical compounds called glycosaminoglycans, which form cartilage. these compounds are produced by cartilage cells called chondrocytes. glucosamine stimulates the conversion of glycosaminoglycans to proteoglycans, which give cartilage its resiliency. vitamin c is involved in some of the chemical reactions that form cartilage. that’s about as technical as this chapter will get. there will be germs of putrefaction later in the ooze of serum from the tissue . the disease may be a complication of pneumonia, or pneumonia may be a complication of pleurisy. in a few cases , the diseases may also occur in rheumatic fever , uraemia and other conditions. improves conception success squaw vine helps to relieve congestion in the uterus and ovaries. erefore, it can be helpful when conception is taking longer than desired by relieving con-strained blood hormones or underfunctioning reproductive organs. is action has shown to alleviate pain associated with menses and may balance progesterone levels in the latter half of the menstrual cycle. proper progesterone levels result in higher percentages of successful concep-tion and maintaining conception. -cholesterol-energy-itching-kidney stones-skin issues- indications (aloes; inner leaf only, powdered) – abrasion ; allergy ; amenorrhea ; atherosclerosis ; cancer ; colic ; constipation ; dermatosis ; diabetes ; dysmenorrhea ; fungus ; gastrosis ; hepatosis ; hyperglycemia ; infection ; mycosis ; seborrhea ; tuberculosis ; tumor ; ulcer ; worm . Read More …

Apple

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, high cholesterol the benefit of using apple as a natural cure foods are classified as acid-producing or alkaline-producing depending on their reaction on the urine. calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium present in foods contribute to the alkaline effect, while sulphur, phosphorous and chlorine contribute to the acidic effect. depending on the pre-dominating constituents in a particular food, it is classified as acid-forming or alkaline-forming. 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. activities (temu lawak) – antiinflammatory ; antitumor ; aperitif ; carminative ; cholagogue ; choleretic ; cox-2 inhibitor ; emmenagogue ; litholytic ; stomachic ; tonic . -constipation-high cholesterol- dative ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antirheumatic ; aperitif ; bitter ; choleretic ; depurative ; digestive ; diuretic ; hypocholesterolemic ; hypotensive ; hypouricemic ; laxative ; secretagogue ; sedative ; tonic ; uricolytic ; uterocontractant . Read More …

Artichoke

longivalvis (steud.) miq., p. longivalvis steud., p. vulgaris (lam.) crép., p. vulgaris var. longivalvis (steud.) w. wight. arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, cholesterol high, dyspepsia, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, indigestion, jaundice, kidneys, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, water retention the benefit of using artichoke as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wild sunflower) – commission e reports no contraindications, adverse effects, or interactions except for gastric irritation (aeh; kom). take rose tincture. adults: 1-2ml diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2. organs or systems affected bladder, gastrointes-tinal system therapeutic actions astringent nature cool, dry plant constituents tannic acids flower essence a good choice for one who meets everything head -on and independently, also a healing essence to welcome in graceful surrender and support from others -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-cholesterol high-dyspepsia-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-indigestion-jaundice-kidneys-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-water retention- activities (niando) – anesthetic ; anticholinergic ; antidote ; antiperistaltic ; antispasmodic ; aphrodisiac ; astringent ; cns depressant ; cns stimulant ; ganglioplegic ; hallucinogen ; hypertensive ; hypotensive ; intoxicant ; narcotic ; parasympathomimetic ; spasmogenic ; stimulant ; toxic (fatal) ; vagolytic . Read More …

Alfalfa

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. candida, hormone balance the benefit of using alfalfa as a natural cure hospitalized patients are likely to experience frequent interruptions of sleep due to treatment schedules, hospital routines, and roommates, which singularly or collectively alter the sleep-wake schedule. other factors influencing sleep-wake schedules in the hospital setting include age, noise, temperature, comfort, pain, and anxiety. extracts (ajowan) – eo fungitoxic at 500 ppm (ffj4(1) 1:1), also spasmogenic (mpi). rich in thymol, which could impart many of its biological activities. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (caper) – not covered (ahp, kom; phr; ph2). isothiocyanates in overdose can cause problems. -candida-hormone balance- for many years dorothy took large amounts of vitamin a to reduce the risk of metastasis. however, the cancer did metastasize to her lungs in 1995, but it receded after drug treatment. Read More …

Keto Flu Symptoms

It most definitely does exist and I would suggest that there is plenty of sound evidence for what happens when the body stores have no glycogen  left for energy and the body takes however long it takes to start burning fat efficiently.  It is not something that magically appeared when keto or even Atkins first began.  It’s an important factor when people reach this stage of malnutrition through illness of some sort  It’s hard to imagine this isn’t well documented. Read More …