Yucca

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

Wintergreen

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

Wormwood

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

Yarrow

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

Valerian

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (sheep sorrel) – class 2d (ahp). those with kidney stones should avoid this plant. oxalates should be avoided by patients with endometriosis and nephrosis. oxalic acid levels may attain 10-35% of dry matter in some species. the ldlo reported for humans is 700 mg/kg body weight. weighing 110 kg, my ldlo would be 77,000 mg, or 77 g (more than 2 ounces of oxalic acid) (how). polysaccharides show antitumor activity (zul). add and adhd, anxiety and stress, concentration, digestion, insomnia, mood, postmenopausal the benefit of using valerian as a natural cure other little-known causes of anaemia are intestinal parasites or worms. hookworm, pinworms, round worms and tapeworms feed on the blood supply as well as on the vitamins. twenty-five hookworms can consume fifteen grams of blood every 24 hours; a tapeworm can cause acute shortage of vitamin b12. symptoms of intestinal worms are itching at the rectum, restlessness at night with bad dreams, diarrhoea, foul breath, dark circles under the eyes and a constant desire for food. garlic can help get rid of some types of intestinal parasites. fresh papaya and grated raw carrot are also effective. after successful treatment for intestinal worms, perfect cleanliness should be observed to prevent recurrence. dosages (agar) – 4-16 g 1-2 ×/day (ahp); 4-16 g in 1-4 doses (hhb); 1-2 tsp powdered agar, always with liquid, 1-3 ×/day (ph2). crc); cold ; colic ; conjunctivosis ; constipation ; corn ; cough ; cystosis ; dermatosis ; diarrhea ; dropsy ; dyscrasia ; dysentery ; dyslactea ; dysmenorrhea ; dysuria ; eczema ; emaciation (f; b -add and adhd-anxiety and stress-concentration-digestion-insomnia-mood-postmenopausal- relying heavily on auxiliary respiratory muscles is a mistake for several reasons. firstly, this exhausts and stresses these muscles, which produces stress, inflammation, and other problems in the body. secondly, using auxiliary respiratory muscles as your main mode of breathing increases the likelihood of hyperventilation. Read More …

Turmeric Root

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

Tea Tree

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

Soy

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (licorice) – class 2b, 2c, 2d. “contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (o’brien, 1998). commission e reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. may potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (ahp; wam). too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. may result in pseudoaldosterianism. adverse effects reported in m30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive

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

the benefit of using soy as a natural cure

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

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

dosages (bugleweed) – take only under doctor’s supervision (apa); 1-2 drachms dried herb (fel); 2 drachms to 4 fluid oz strong tincture (fel); 1-2 g dry herb/tea (ph2); 0.7-2 ml liquid herb extract (pnc); 0.2-2 g/day crude drug (sht).

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Stevia

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

Senna

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

Shiitake Mushroom

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

Slippery Elm

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

Saw Palmetto

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

Safflower

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

Sassafras

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

Sarsaparilla

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

Reishi Mushroom

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

Reishi

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

Rue

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (longleaf pine) – commission e reports contraindications for eo: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (aeh). though approving pure turpentine for “chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which i translate to bronchosis), commission e contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (kom). even topical application to too much surface area may damage the cns and kidneys (kom). turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. though also taken internally, turpentine might best be relegated to topical uses, if any. varicose veins the benefit of using rue as a natural cure let me tell you about a college friend. he and i were close buddies, and as such, we normally dined together. since the time i first knew him though, he regularly complained about “that burning feeling down my throat”.  if he were to describe it, he would say the feeling was similar to drinking lots of carbonated sodas. he loved those, by the way. however, his condition seemed to worsen after every meal. astringent, tonic, hemostatic, nervine, sedative nature bitter, sweet, cool plant constituents tannins, acids, glycosides, resin, volatile oils, mucilage flower essence helps those who feel torment or long-term hopelessness bayberry makes its way into congested spaces in the body, breaks up the congestion, and releases it. -varicose veins- a cold sore is a viral infection which often goes with a cold or flu. it is said that once you have it, it will keep recurring, because the virus that is causing it persists in the nerve cells. however, repeated treatment with calendula seems to diminish the frequency of eruptions. the ointment must be of the highest quality (see chapter 26 for making your own). Read More …

Rose Hips

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

Red Clover

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

Psyllium Husk

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

Pomegranate Juice

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

Psyllium

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

Pumpkin Seed

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (licorice) – class 2b, 2c, 2d. “contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (o’brien, 1998). commission e reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. may potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (ahp; wam). too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. may result in pseudoaldosterianism. adverse effects reported in m30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive

chronic dizziness, cystitis, genito-urinary ailments, motion sickness, prostate, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, vertigo, water retention, worms

the benefit of using pumpkin seed as a natural cure

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

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

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

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

Passionflower

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

Olive Oil

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

Olive Leaf

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

Nettle

for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e allergies, anaemia, anal fissures, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, chest congestion, colds and flu, coughs, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, excessive menstruation, fatigue, flu virus, gallbladder, genito-urinary ailments, gout, hemorrhoids, inflammation, influenza, joint pain, lactation, lungs, overactive thyroid, piles, poor circulation, postnasal drip, prostate, respiratory problems, sinus, tuberculosis, underactive thyroid, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using nettle as a natural cure g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (hh2); 60-150 g freshly pressed plant juice (apa; kom); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2-3 iron is an important mineral which enters into the vital activity of the blood and glands. iron exists chiefly as haemoglobin in the blood. it distributes the oxygen inhaled into the lungs to all the cells. it is the master mineral which creates warms, vitality and stamina. it is required for the healthy complexion and for building up resistance in the body. thomas’s doctor surprised him by not wanting to give him sleeping pills. he suspected that part of thomas’ problem was anxiety due to his unwanted retirement. he also knew that thomas had had very poor eating habits for most of his life and was probably not getting all the nutrients his body needed to slip easily into sleep. he sent thomas home with instructions to include a multimineral and vitamin supplement at each meal and to take 100 mg of 5-htp one hour before bed time. within a week of starting this program, thomas was able to sleep through the night. -allergies-anaemia-anal fissures-anemia-arthritis-asthma-bronchitis-chest congestion-colds and flu-coughs-cystic fibrosis-emphysema-excessive menstruation-fatigue-flu virus-gallbladder-genito-urinary ailments-gout-hemorrhoids-inflammation-influenza-joint pain-lactation-lungs-overactive thyroid-piles-poor circulation-postnasal drip-prostate-respiratory problems-sinus-tuberculosis-underactive thyroid-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention-yeast infections- raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. the formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml. to make 500 ml. or half a litre of juice. Read More …

Mullein

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

Mullein Leaf

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

Neem

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

Myrrh

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

Motherwort

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

Maitake Mushroom

anxiety, blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, mononucleosis, nervous conditions, obesity, restlessness, tension the benefit of using maitake mushroom as a natural cure -anxiety-blood pressure-cancer-cholesterol-fatigue-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-mononucleosis-nervous conditions-obesity-restlessness-tension- Read More …

Lobelia

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

Maca

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

Lycopene

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

Maitake

have in vitro antiradical activity on chemically generated superoxide radicals. the extracts also inhibitor xanthine oxidase. all crude extracts were highly active toward chemically generated superoxide radicals. ribes nigrum extracts exhibited most activity, being the richest in both anthocyanins and polyphenols. but ribes rubrum extracts seem to contain more active substances (x1332092). the 10-12% tannins in the leaves make this tea competitive with the better publicized green tea for cancer and cardiopathy. and i suspect that the wild strains would be even better endowed, with the anticancer and cardioprotective polyphenols, than the cultivated raspberries. diabetes the benefit of using maitake as a natural cure activities (winter’s-bark) – analgesic ; antibacterial ; antiseptic ; antiinflammatory ; antileukemic ; antiscorbutic ; astringent ; bitter ; carminative ; diaphoretic ; stimulant ; stomachic ; tonic . -diabetes- Read More …

Lemon Juice

so, should you collect from the wild at all? in my view, no. it is best to grow your own or to buy ready-dried or processed herbs from an ethical supplier. unless you are absolutely sure that a particular plant is so abundant that what you take will make little difference, please do not collect from the wild. wild habitats have become so fragile that even collecting seemingly common plants such as elderflower or nettle may be harmful to the local environment. kidney stones the benefit of using lemon juice as a natural cure selenium and vitamin e are synergistic and the two together are stronger than the sum of the equal parts. selenium slows down ageing and hardening of tissues through oxidation. males seem to have a greater need for this mineral. nearly half of the total supply in the body is concentrated in the testicles and in the seminal ducts adjacent to the prostate gland. while gathering roots and rhizomes, replant root crowns and rhizome pieces directly in the ground, especially if a bud is present, to help the plant regrow. if you need to strip bark, do not remove it from a living part of the plant. instead, look for freshly fallen branches and remove bark from those parts. if you must remove bark from a healthy part of a plant, remove only very small, vertical strips, and never, ever girdle a tree (remove bark horizontally around the entire trunk) or you will kill it entirely. if you cut too much, the wound you create opens a path for bacterial and fungal infections, which can kill the tree. extracts (asparagus) – asparagusic acid nematicidal. as the richest source of glutathione (at least as cited in jnu), asparagus could be credited with many of the activities of glutathione, a major antioxidant that also detoxifies carcinogens and pollutants, maintains healthy liver, boosts the immune system, aids cell replication, repairs damaged dna, and reduces inflammation. -kidney stones- you will need a specific preparation of st john’s wort that is called st john’s wort infused oil. you can buy it ready-made from specialist retailers or make your own (see chapter 26). for directions of usage see the earache entry in the next section of this chapter. precautions for the internal use of st john’s wort do not apply to the st john’s wort infused oil. Read More …

Kudzu

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

Licorice

therefore when you decide to buy ready-processed herbs, consider the points below in order to be safe and not waste your money. sore throat, ulcers the benefit of using licorice as a natural cure dosages (bilberry) – 1-2 tbsp crushed fruit/cup water; or 3 tbsp (ca 30 g) dried berries (apa); 20-60 g dry fruit (kom); 12-24 g dry fruit (ped); 20-60 g dry fruit/day (sf); 1/2-1 cup fresh fruit (ped); 100-300 g fresh berry (sht); 1-1.5 tsp fruit (= ~7-10.5 g) cold infusion (mad); 2-8 magnesium is widely distributed in foods. it is a part of the chlorophyll in green vegetables. other good sources of this mineral are nuts, soyabeans, alfalfa, apples, figs, lemons, peaches, almonds, whole grains, brown rice, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. the recommended dietary allowances for magnesium are 350 mg. per day for adult man, 300 mg. for women and 450 me. during pregnancy and lactation. deficiency can lead to kidney damage and kidney stones, muscle cramps, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, epileptic seizures, nervous irritability, marked depression and confusion, impaired protein metabolism and premature wrinkles. after the juice fast,the patient should spend a further three to five days on an exclusive fresh fruit diet. in this regimen, he should have three meals a day, at five-hourly intervals of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grape-fruit, oranges, pineapple and melon. if losing much weight on the all-fruit diet, those already under weight may add a glass of milk to each fruit meal. -sore throat-ulcers- for example, people who are taking such drugs as paxil, zoloft, prozac, effexor, and, most especially, mao inhibitors should exercise caution when considering a regimen of 5-htp. the result could be an overdose of serotonin, leading to severe nausea, agitation, lethargy, or any number of unpleasant side effects. although 5-htp has few serious side effects when taken alone, it could conceivably trigger serious and lasting side effects of the drugs it is taken with. this has never been observed to happen, so it’s a theoretical warning, but it’s better to be prudent and avoid the risk. Read More …

Kola Nut

organs or systems affected respiratory system therapeutic actions diaphoretic, tonic, febrifuge, expectorant, nervine nature bitter, cool plant constituents bitters, glycosides, flavonoids, inulin, volatile oil, acids, sterols, vitamin d1 flower essence assists those who are over-emotional, yet holding back their feelings anxiety, backache, depression mild, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, nervous conditions, obesity, pain, restlessness, tension, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using kola nut as a natural cure -anxiety-backache-depression mild-diarrhea-fatigue-headache-irritable bowel syndrome-migraine headaches-nervous conditions-obesity-pain-restlessness-tension-travelers diarrhea- Read More …

Kelp

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

Kava Kava

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

Hyssop

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

Horse Chestnut

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

Irish Moss

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

Horsetail

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

Holy Basil

dosages (cranesbill) – 0.5 tsp in cold water for hemoptysis (ceb); 60-300 mg dry extract (mad); 0.5-2 ml liquid extract (mad); 1-2 ml liquid extract 3 ×/day (ph2); 1-2 g 3 ×/day (ph2); 2-4 ml tincture 3 ×/day (ph2). kidney, memory, skin issues the benefit of using holy basil as a natural cure massage tea tree essential oil into the painful areas over the eyebrows and on the cheeks (for precautions see page 118). adults: dilute 5 drops of the essential oil in 10ml of almond oil, massage 1-3 times a day. however, your body’s immune system almost immediately recognizes these bacteria as foreign and unleashes a coordinated attack to contain and stop the infection. inflammation encourages tiny blood vessels in your finger to dilate, allowing a variety of white blood cells to leak out, track, and engulf bacteria. some of these white blood cells also pick up and destroy cells damaged by the cut. in addition, inflammation signals the body to grow new cells to seal the cut. within a day or two your cut finger becomes less inflamed, and a few days later it is completely healed. on the other hand the urine should be kept alkaline if oxalate and uric acid stones are being formed. in this diet, fruits and vegetables should be liberally used and acid-forming foods should be kept to the minimum necessary for satisfactory nutrition. when the stones contain oxalate, foods with high oxalic acid content should be avoided. these foods include almonds, beetroots, brinjal, brown bread, cabbage, cherry, chocolate, french beans, potatoes, radish, spinach and soyabeans. -kidney-memory-skin issues- multiply 28.3 (grams) × 5 (dried herb to men-struum ratio is 1 part herb to 5 parts menstruum): 28.3 × 5 = 141.5 ml, the total amount of men-struum (vodka in this case) required for macer-ating the dried herb. (if you are new to the metric measurements, you may be scratching your head, thinking, “i thought we were just in grams?” and Read More …

Hemp Oil

add and adhd, alzheimers disease, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bladder, blood pressure, blood sugar, bowels, bronchitis, cardiovascular, cramps, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, digestion, gallbladder, heart, high blood pressure, immune system, indigestion, insomnia, kidney, migraine, muscles, nausea, nervous system, pain, pancreas, prostate, skin issues, stomach, stress, strokes, tendinitis, urinary the benefit of using hemp oil as a natural cure -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-anxiety-arthritis-asthma-bladder-blood pressure-blood sugar-bowels-bronchitis-cardiovascular-cramps-depression-diabetes-diarrhea-digestion-gallbladder-heart-high blood pressure-immune system-indigestion-insomnia-kidney-migraine-muscles-nausea-nervous system-pain-pancreas-prostate-skin issues-stomach-stress-strokes-tendinitis-urinary- Read More …

Gotu Kola

extracts (bilberry) – flavonoids antiaggregant, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, preserve capillaries and collagen (ped). anthocyanosides inhibited barium-induced contraction of isolated thoracic vein and coronary artery smooth muscle, in vitro, possibly by vasodilatory prostaglandin production (pnc). chromium content (of the leaves) may underlie antidiabetic activity (phr). anthocyanins and polyphenols in berries of several ribes, rubus, and vaccinium spp. have in vitro antiradical activity on chemically generated superoxide radicals. the extracts also inhibit xanthine oxidase. all crude extracts were highly active toward chemically generated superoxide radicals. ribes nigrum extracts exhibited most activity, being the richest in both anthocyanins and polyphenols. but ribes rubrum extracts seem to contain more active substances (x1332092). add and adhd, alzheimers disease, anxiety, cirrhosis of the liver, depression mild, diaper rash, fatigue, fever, forgetfulness, frigidity, heart disease, hyperactivity, impaired sexual desire, impotence, insomnia, jaundice, lack of appetite, liver, memory, nervous conditions, obesity, poor circulation, psoriasis, rash, restlessness, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, sleeplessness, swelling, tension, tetters, varicose veins, virility, water retention, wounds the benefit of using gotu kola as a natural cure today, with a clearer picture of the role of inflammation in heart disease and good documentation for the anti-inflammatory and heart-protective role of vitamin e, the early successes of the shute brothers are better understood. certainly, vitamin e has important health roles beyond that of just a mild and safe anti-inflammatory nutrient. it is the body’s principal fat-soluble antioxidant and, as such, blocks free-radical oxidation to cholesterol, which stimulates inflammation and is one of the initia-tors of heart disease. as an anticoagulant, vitamin e helps prevent abnormal blood clots. it also inhibits the proliferation of “smooth muscle” -add and adhd-alzheimers disease-anxiety-cirrhosis of the liver-depression mild-diaper rash-fatigue-fever-forgetfulness-frigidity-heart disease-hyperactivity-impaired sexual desire-impotence-insomnia-jaundice-lack of appetite-liver-memory-nervous conditions-obesity-poor circulation-psoriasis-rash-restlessness-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-sleeplessness-swelling-tension-tetters-varicose veins-virility-water retention-wounds- Read More …

Grape Seed Extract

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

Graviola

anxiety, cancer, depression mild, heart disease, nervous conditions, restlessness, stress, tension, worms the benefit of using graviola as a natural cure -anxiety-cancer-depression mild-heart disease-nervous conditions-restlessness-stress-tension-worms- Read More …

Gentian

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

Fennel Seed

activities (perilla) – aldose-reductase-inhibitor ; allergenic ; analgesic ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antidote, crab ; antidote, fish ; antimelanomic ; antinephrotic ; antioxidant ; antiproliferant ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; carminative anti-fungal, asthma, bowels, bronchitis, colic, cramps, dyspepsia, emphysema, fever, gall bladder, gallbladder, gas flatulence, gastritis, gerd, indigestion, kidneys, lack of appetite, lactation, late menstruation, lungs, menstrual problems, nausea, obesity, poor digestion, stomach upset, tuberculosis, ulcers, upset stomach, vomiting, water retention, yeast infections the benefit of using fennel seed as a natural cure m e d i c i n e c a b i n e t infusion 1 or 2 teaspoons per cup, steep 8 to 10 minutes, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 1 dropperful 3 times per day -anti-fungal-asthma-bowels-bronchitis-colic-cramps-dyspepsia-emphysema-fever-gall bladder-gallbladder-gas flatulence-gastritis-gerd-indigestion-kidneys-lack of appetite-lactation-late menstruation-lungs-menstrual problems-nausea-obesity-poor digestion-stomach upset-tuberculosis-ulcers-upset stomach-vomiting-water retention-yeast infections- Read More …

Ephedra

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

Eucalyptus Leaf

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

Evening Primrose

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

Evening Primrose Oil

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

Dandelion Root

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

Dong Quai

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

Echinacea Purpurea

abscesses, acne, anal fissures, athletes foot, cold sores, colds and flu, cuts, detoxification, diaper rash, eczema, flu virus, fungal infections, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, hemorrhoids, herpes, hives, immunity, infections, inflammation, influenza, itching, mononucleosis, piles, pimples, prostate, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, sore throat, tetters, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, viral conditions infections, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using echinacea purpurea as a natural cure -abscesses-acne-anal fissures-athletes foot-cold sores-colds and flu-cuts-detoxification-diaper rash-eczema-flu virus-fungal infections-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-hemorrhoids-herpes-hives-immunity-infections-inflammation-influenza-itching-mononucleosis-piles-pimples-prostate-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-sore throat-tetters-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-viral conditions infections-wounds-yeast infections- Read More …

Damiana

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

Comfrey

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

Cleavers

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

Cocoa

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

Chickweed

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

Chlorella

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

Chamomile

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

Cascara Sagrada

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

Cats Claw

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

Calendula

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

Butterbur

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

Bugleweed

virtually all supplemental gla is derived from evening primrose, borage, or black currant seed oils. many of the gla supplements sold are actually labeled as “evening primrose,” “borage seed oil,” or “black currant seed oil,” with the actual quantity of gla listed in fine print on the back of the label. as you might expect, each type of oil has its proponent, often because of financial interests. diarrhea, excessive menstruation, heart disease the benefit of using bugleweed as a natural cure induces sweating when administered in small amounts, a hot infusion of yarrow will open the skin to induce sweating by gently raising the body temperature, which in turn purifies the blood of bacterial or viral toxins, which cannot survive with the increased temperature. i loved reading an account from herbalist john christopher (1976) about his administration of yarrow to his daugh-ter, who was sick with influenza. she had gone to their country home for a visit and had fallen ill, with a high fever, restlessness, and a headache. he had noticed yarrow growing nearby, collected it, and gave her hot yarrow tea, despite her initial protests. by the second dosage and within 20 minutes, she was perspiring freely. within the hour she reported feeling better, and by morning she had recovered. is perfectly demonstrates the ease with which you can help someone with a safe, readily available resource with confidence in the knowledge of plant medicine. contraindications avoid large doses during preg-nancy. allergic reactions in rare cases. highly resistant to this immune response, which can inflame the stomach wall and may eventually lead to an ulcer. free radicals damage the dna in stomach wall cells, increasing the chance of mutations, some of which could seed cancers. a well-balanced diet provides as abundance of minerals and vitamins. in refining cereals, grains and sugar, we have robbed them of their natural vitamins and minerals. the dietary sources of these nutrients are whole grains, cereals, bran and germ. it is the bran and germ which are removed in processing. to obtain a balance of nutrients, it is , therefore, necessary to avoid refined and processed foods but an intake of adequate green leafy vegetables which are an excellent source of many nutrients should be ensured. -diarrhea-excessive menstruation-heart disease- jfm); nausea ; nephrosis ; ophthalmia ; pain ; paroxysm ; pharyngosis ; rash ; rheumatism ; scabies ; sore ; sore throat ; sting ; tumor ; ulcer ; vomiting ; wart ; water retention ; wound . Read More …

Burdock Root

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

Blue Flag

synonyms: biota orientalis, retinispora juniperoides carriere, thuja orientalis l., thuja orientalis f. juniperoides (carriere) asch. & graebn., t. orientalis var. aurea (carriere) rehder. constipation, gall bladder, jaundice, underactive thyroid the benefit of using blue flag as a natural cure taxonomists sometimes have trouble distinguishing m. cerifera l. , m. gale l. , and m. pensylvanica mirb., so i suspect the herbalists and collectors may mix them on occasion. rafinesque, an eccentric md, circa 1839, said that all species were equivalent from the medicinal point of view (ceb). the cayenne pepper is a bright red pepper that is dried and ground into powder for cooking. while it is native to tropical regions, its popularity has caused it to be cultivated in gardens wherever it can be coaxed to grow. warning: not recommended for people with low blood pressure. not always compatible with heart medication. -constipation-gall bladder-jaundice-underactive thyroid- in this bonus chapter we tell you about the 60 best alkalizing foods that you should aim to have in your diet for an alkalizing and healthy life and to reduce or prevent acid reflux. Read More …

Borage

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. depression mild the benefit of using borage as a natural cure in many cultures around the world, aperitifs and digestifs are included as part of the meal. aperitifs and digestifs are herb -based infusions or extracts made with or without alcohol. tradition shows the benefits of both on digestive functions. aperitifs eaten before a meal prepare the body to receive food and jump- start digestive juices. ey can also help stimulate an absent appetite. digestifs are taken after a meal to help reduce gas and bloating and to aid in successful digestion. some take digestifs directly prior to the main activities (bladderwort) – antiinflammatory ; antispasmodic ; choleretic ; diuretic . even mild to moderate obesity can increase the risk of developing non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus by a multiple of ten. this is especially so if you carry a large portion of your excess storage fat in the abdominal area of your torso. fatty tissue tends to increase your chance of developing non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in two ways: first, by increasing the body’s demand for insulin, causing the pancreas to have difficulty in keeping up with the demand; and second, by increasing resistance to insulin by the cells of the body. since the adipose, or fatty, tissue is resistant to the insulin, it remains in storage rather than being burned off as energy. furthermore, ingested fats are more likely to be deposited into storage, creating a vicious cycle. reducing the percentage of body fat by cutting calories and increasing exercise, combined with cultivating well-balanced nutritional habits, can reverse this detrimental cycle and push diabetes into remission. -depression mild- after the all-fruit diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a balanced diet of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, with generous use of special rejuvenative foods such as whey, soured milks, particularly made from goat’s milk, millet, garlic, honey, cold-pressed vegetable oils and brewer’s yeast. the patient should avoid smoking,alcohol, tea, coffee and all processed, canned, refined and denatured foods, especially white sugar and white flour and products made from them. Read More …

Black Cohosh

tincture 1 to 4 dropperfuls per day, not to be consumed long-term. for warts, cover with tincture 2 times per day until gone. arthritis, blood pressure, excessive menstruation, frigidity, heart disease, high blood pressure, hot flashes, hypertension, impaired sexual desire, menopause, menstruation, night sweats the benefit of using black cohosh as a natural cure certain remedies have been found highly beneficial in the treatment of neuritis. one such remedy is soyabean milk. a cupful of soyabean milk mixed with a teaspoonful of honey should be taken every night in this condition. it tones up the nervous system due to its rich concentration of lecithin, vitamin b1 and glutanic acid. soyabean milk is prepared by soaking the beans in water for about 12 hours. the skin of the beans is then removed and after a thorough wash, they are turned into a fine paste in a grinding machine. the paste is mixed with water, three times its quantity. the milk should then be boiled on a slow fire, stirring it frequently. after it becomes little cooler, it should be strained through a cheese cloth and sugar added. like a fish that does not realize it is living in polluted waters, many people with asthma and many allergists don’t understand that they are essentially swimming in a polluted diet. the modern diet, which is high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 and trans fatty acids and low in antioxidants, sets the stage for asthmatic reactions. in effect, asthma is one of many diseases of modern civilization and modern eating habits. although vitamin c became controversial after nobel laureate linus pauling, ph.d., recommended supplements to treat the common cold and influenza, the vitamin has many varied and essential roles in maintaining health. -arthritis-blood pressure-excessive menstruation-frigidity-heart disease-high blood pressure-hot flashes-hypertension-impaired sexual desire-menopause-menstruation-night sweats- activities (orange) – antibilious ; anticancer ; antigastric ; antihistaminic ; antihomocysteine ; antiinflammatory ; antioxidant ; antiseptic ; antispasmodic ; antitussive ; antiulcer ; antiviral ; cardioprotective ; carminative ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; digestive ; gastrostimulant Read More …

Bayberry

the formation of stones in the kidneys is the result of defects in the general metabolism. they usually occur when the urine becomes highly concentrated due to heavy perspiration or insufficient intake of fluids. they are aggravated by a sedentary lifestyle. the other causes are wrong diet, excess intake of acid-forming foods, white flour and sugar products, meat, tea, coffee, condiments and spices, rich foods and overeating. lack of vitamin a and an excessive intake of vitamin b may also lead to formation of stones. fever, halitosis the benefit of using bayberry as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wormwood) – class 2b, 2d (ahp). emmenagogue and uterotonic. not for prolonged use. do not exceed recommended dose (ahp). do not use more than 4 consecutive weeks (sky). none known (kom). contraindications of gi ulcer. in this chapter we have explored a variety of vitamins, vitaminlike nutrients, and herbs that have documented anti-inflammatory and healing properties. these nutrients and herbs should be added to the core anti-inflammation syndrome diet plan and supplement recommendations, but obviously you cannot take or use all of them all the time. in the next section we will focus on preventing and reversing some of the most common inflammatory disorders. finally, magnesium deficiencies can contribute to acidic states, leading to hyperventilation. unfortunately, hyperventilation also leads to increased magnesium excretion, which is a vicious cycle. reportedly, for many people supplemental magnesium can be helpful initially. as the breath normalizes, the need for supplemental magnesium will decrease, since the body won’t be excreting so much. most people find that chelated magnesium as magnesium citrate, malate, or glycinate is best tolerated. do not take too much because excess magnesium will cause gastrointestinal upset and a laxative effect. some people also report that soaking in epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) baths is helpful as a way to absorb magnesium, and it may be better tolerated if oral supplementation is too laxative. -fever-halitosis- vigirous exercise of any kind should not be taken for an hour and a half after eating, nor immediately before meals. weak patients and those suffering from serious diseases like cancer, heart trouble, tuberculosis and asthama should not undertake vigious exercise except under the supervision of a competent physician. if exercising makes you tired, stop immediately . the purpose of exercise should be to make you feel refreshed and relaxed and not tired. Read More …

Bay Leaf

most diseases of the human body are caused by auto-intoxication or self-poisoning. the flesh of animals increases the burden of the organs of elimination and overloads the system with animal waste matter and poisons. chemical analysis has proved that uric acid and other uremic poisons headache, indigestion, lack of appetite, migraine headaches, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using bay leaf as a natural cure appropriate herb to treat an illness, he could go to a house where rosemary grew, knowing this would be the place to get herbal information. much like the telling of any good story, herbal remedies were shared when knowledge was passed from genera-tion to generation. many of our grandmothers, in fact, cooked up herbal concoctions and stored them in the cupboard. at some point, as the era of modern medicine ascended, herbal remedies began to be mistrusted as inferior medicine-not because they were harmful or dangerous, but because they were considered inferior to the new synthetic medications. exercise team sports, tennis, golf, hiking, bodybuilding, swimming, and gardening are all activities that fit into this category. -headache-indigestion-lack of appetite-migraine headaches-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- Read More …

Bitter Melon

e skin’s condition is a true reflection of gastrointestinal health. skin is clear of acne when the gastrointestinal tract is functioning optimally. bowel toxicity results from improper diet choices as well as stress or chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. i prescribe healing demul-cents (such as marshmallow, licorice, fennel, and slippery elm) and carminatives (such as winter-green, cumin, and ginger) to calm irritated tissues and help improve overall absorption. if you su?er from acne, consider examining your diet and using the anti- inflammatory dietary guidelines in this book for a comprehensive approach to dealing with the problem. diabetes the benefit of using bitter melon as a natural cure tone weak bladder tissues and relaxes bladder tension, enabling more control over bladder function. its astringent nature is helpful through-out the body where tone is lacking (such as stretched ligaments that do not properly hold bones in place). there may be a need to reduce insulin dosage in insulin-dependent diabetes (kom). if swallowed dry, psyllium can cause esophageal obstruction and flatulence (can). “ispaghula husk depressed the growth of chickens by 15% when added to their diet at 2%.” by speeding transit time, bulk laxatives can lower absorption of some drugs. wow! “ispaghula may be used during pregnancy and lactation” (can). alcoholic extract is hypotensive in small doses, hypertensive in large p symbolic of heat, fire and anger. it is a stimulating and energising colour. it stimulates arterial blood and brings warmth to cool extremities. used as a general tonic, it is very valuable in the treatment of diseases like low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anaemia and advanced cases of tuber- culosis. -diabetes- Read More …

Bilberry

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. anaemia, anemia, cancer, diarrhea, poor circulation, varicosities, water retention the benefit of using bilberry as a natural cure us together, and supplements can help reinforce our health, slowing the breakdown of many tissues from age and injury. activities (capsicum) – analgesic ; anesthetic ; antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; anticancer ; antidote ; antiinflammatory ; antiischemic ; antinitrosaminic ; antioxidant ; antipsoriatic ; antipyretic ; c activities (slash pine) – analgesic ; antiseptic ; expectorant ; insectifuge . -anaemia-anemia-cancer-diarrhea-poor circulation-varicosities-water retention- joan’s psoriasis improved over the next several months. after four months she was pleased to report to huemer that her friends told her she no longer had any signs of psoriasis. Read More …

Bay

the formation of stones in the kidneys is the result of defects in the general metabolism. they usually occur when the urine becomes highly concentrated due to heavy perspiration or insufficient intake of fluids. they are aggravated by a sedentary lifestyle. the other causes are wrong diet, excess intake of acid-forming foods, white flour and sugar products, meat, tea, coffee, condiments and spices, rich foods and overeating. lack of vitamin a and an excessive intake of vitamin b may also lead to formation of stones. pain the benefit of using bay as a natural cure because of estrogenic activity and reputed abortifacient activity, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (can; wam). “in india, licorice has been used as a sweetener, aphrodisiac, emmenagogue, and galactagogue” (ped). many physicians have found quercetin supplements, 300 to 500 mg daily, helpful in treating pollen allergies, but there is a catch. quercetin supplements have failed to pass the ames test for mutagenicity, which means they cause breaks in genetic material and conceivably could increase the risk of cancer. in practical terms this risk may be remote because fruits and vegetables supply many nutrients that enhance the body’s repair mechanisms. but still, there is something troubling about taking a potential carcinogen to treat inflammation or allergies. only one form of quercetin has passed the ames test. that is quercetin chalcone, made by thorne research (208-263-1337). contraindications, interactions, and side effects (wormwood) – class 2b, 2d (ahp). emmenagogue and uterotonic. not for prolonged use. do not exceed recommended dose (ahp). do not use more than 4 consecutive weeks (sky). none known (kom). contraindications of gi ulcer. -pain- in this chapter we have explored a variety of vitamins, vitaminlike nutrients, and herbs that have documented anti-inflammatory and healing properties. these nutrients and herbs should be added to the core anti-inflammation syndrome diet plan and supplement recommendations, but obviously you cannot take or use all of them all the time. in the next section we will focus on preventing and reversing some of the most common inflammatory disorders. Read More …

Astragalus

in addition, it might be helpful to take vitamin d (400 to 800 iu daily) supplements. researchers at the university of utrecht, netherlands, reported that vitamin d deficiency is common among patients with lupus, either because they spend little time in the sun or because of how some medications interfere with the vitamin. infection, tonsillitis the benefit of using astragalus as a natural cure people with arthritis have low levels of numerous other nutrients, such as vitamins b and b , folic acid, calcium, and zinc. deficiencies of 2 -infection-tonsillitis- Read More …

Aloe

both dandelion root and leaves are used medicinally, but for digestive complaints the root is the part you need. dandelion root stimulates the liver to produce more bile, which in turn means better digestion of fatty food. if you find that fatty food, such as bacon or full-fat cheese, makes you feel heavy and bloated, then taking dandelion will help. of course, fatty food is not good for us and it is best to avoid it; nevertheless you should be able to digest such food without trouble; if you don’t, then your liver may be a bit sluggish. acne, burns, immune system, indigestion, itching, skin issues, ulcers the benefit of using aloe as a natural cure indications (basil) – acne ; acrochordon ; aging ; alcoholism ; alzheimer’s ; amenorrhea ; anasarca ; anorexia ; aphtha ; arthrosis ; asthma ; bacteria ; bleeding ; boredom ; bronchosis ; bruise ; cancer ; cancer, diaphragm ; cancer, eye ; cancer, liver ; cancer, spleen ; cancer, stomach ; candida ; cardiopathy ; cataract ; catarrh ; childbirth ; chill ; cholera ; cold ; colic ; collapse ; conjunctivosis ; constipation ; contusion ; convulsion ; cough ; cramp ; croup ; deafness ; delirium ; depression ; dermatosis ; diarrhea ; dropsy ; dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; dyspepsia (f; apa; antimicrobial activity against proteus vulgaris, pseudomonas aeruginosa, and staphylococcus aureus. mucilage can protect irritated mucous membranes and digestive, respiratory, and urinary tract as well as skin (sky). did not show antiedemic or antiinflammatory activity in carrageenan tests (can). chamomile ( matricaria species) was used as an herbal remedy by the ancient egyptians and romans, and the herb’s mild-flavored tea has been recommended for menstrual cramps, stomach pain, indigestion, and fever. the tea, made with a tiny bit of honey, is excellent for treating an upset stomach. used topically, chamomile poultices, lotions, and creams can have cosmetic and dermatologic benefits as well. -acne-burns-immune system-indigestion-itching-skin issues-ulcers- dosages (indian sarsaparilla) – 1-4 g powdered root (kap); 28-56 ml root decoction ; 3-6 ml (1:2) extract/day (keb). Read More …