Yellow Dock

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

Yellow Dock Root

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

Yellow Root

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

Yohimbe Bark

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

White Willow Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. colds and flu, headache, lower back pain, migraine headaches, obesity, pain the benefit of using white willow bark as a natural cure g flowers)/cup water 1-2 ×/day for 4-6 wk (apa); 2-4 ml liquid flowering tops extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 ml flowering tops tincture (1:10 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 ml flowering tops tincture 3 ×/day (sky); 1-2.7 mg/day hypericum (mab); 0.2-1.0 mg total hypericin (pip); 500 mg stx (0.2% hypericin) (sky); 1 (430 mg) capsule (stx with 300 mg certified potency extract with at least 0.3% hypericin in a synergistic base of st john’s-wort powder) 3 ×/day with a large glass of water (nh). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -colds and flu-headache-lower back pain-migraine headaches-obesity-pain- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Wild Cherry Bark

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

Wild Yam

obese women are far more likely to have menstrual irregularities and difficulties in achieving conception than women of normal weight. if pregnancy is accomplished, the incidence of miscarriage, diabetes, toxemia, and hypertension is much more likely to complicate the gestation period. arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver, colic, cramps, dyspepsia, frigidity, gall bladder, impaired sexual desire, indigestion, jaundice, joint pain, liver, menopause, menstrual problems, nausea, pms, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach, vomiting the benefit of using wild yam as a natural cure although you can include any herb part, using herb powder or grinding the herb into a powder makes it much easier to mix with the base. using a demulcent herb (such as slippery elm, marshmal-low, or psyllium) powder as part of your blend will help it stick together better and adds a soothing quality to the preparation. adding coconut can also help sti?en the creation. if you are using fruit preserves as a base, make a small batch to be quickly consumed. dozens of studies by japanese researchers-avid drinkers of green tea-have shown that catechins can prevent free-radical damage to cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. population-based studies have shown that tea drinkers have a lower than average risk of heart disease, stroke, and several cancers, including esophageal, stomach, and lung cancers. always label the mixed tinctures with the ingredients and the date – you can keep the multiple compound tincture for up to a year. -arthritis-cirrhosis of the liver-colic-cramps-dyspepsia-frigidity-gall bladder-impaired sexual desire-indigestion-jaundice-joint pain-liver-menopause-menstrual problems-nausea-pms-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach-vomiting- although there has not been any research on the protective roles of omega-3 fish oils or gamma-linolenic acid in dental inflammation, supplements would likely have benefits. in addition, zinc supplements might promote healing of injured tissues. calcium and magnesium might help maintain normal bone, and one study has found that glucosamine and chrondoitin reduce symptoms of tmj disease when the joint is affected. Read More …

Willow Bark

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

Wood Betony

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

White Birch Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. genito-urinary ailments, venereal disease the benefit of using white birch bark as a natural cure g flowers)/cup water 1-2 ×/day for 4-6 wk (apa); 2-4 ml liquid flowering tops extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 ml flowering tops tincture (1:10 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 ml flowering tops tincture 3 ×/day (sky); 1-2.7 mg/day hypericum (mab); 0.2-1.0 mg total hypericin (pip); 500 mg stx (0.2% hypericin) (sky); 1 (430 mg) capsule (stx with 300 mg certified potency extract with at least 0.3% hypericin in a synergistic base of st john’s-wort powder) 3 ×/day with a large glass of water (nh). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -genito-urinary ailments-venereal disease- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

White Kidney Bean

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. constipation, diabetes, obesity the benefit of using white kidney bean as a natural cure g flowers)/cup water 1-2 ×/day for 4-6 wk (apa); 2-4 ml liquid flowering tops extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 ml flowering tops tincture (1:10 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 ml flowering tops tincture 3 ×/day (sky); 1-2.7 mg/day hypericum (mab); 0.2-1.0 mg total hypericin (pip); 500 mg stx (0.2% hypericin) (sky); 1 (430 mg) capsule (stx with 300 mg certified potency extract with at least 0.3% hypericin in a synergistic base of st john’s-wort powder) 3 ×/day with a large glass of water (nh). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -constipation-diabetes-obesity- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

White Oak Bark

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

White Pine Bark

adults: 2ml a day, diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:2; you need to take it frequently, though not daily, or on a month on/ month off basis. take the tablets according to the manufacturer’s instructions. add and adhd, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, hardening of the arteries, hyperactivity the benefit of using white pine bark as a natural cure g flowers)/cup water 1-2 ×/day for 4-6 wk (apa); 2-4 ml liquid flowering tops extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 2-4 ml flowering tops tincture (1:10 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 1-2 ml flowering tops tincture 3 ×/day (sky); 1-2.7 mg/day hypericum (mab); 0.2-1.0 mg total hypericin (pip); 500 mg stx (0.2% hypericin) (sky); 1 (430 mg) capsule (stx with 300 mg certified potency extract with at least 0.3% hypericin in a synergistic base of st john’s-wort powder) 3 ×/day with a large glass of water (nh). a serious illness can take a toll on the body, and it often takes weeks or months to achieve a full recovery. a suitable choice of herbs can greatly enhance the recovery process, but you must match such herbs carefully to your circumstances. recovering from illness also means taking things easy, eating nutritious food and resting a lot. the temptation may be to start charging around as soon as you feel better after taking some herbs. do resist this to begin with, and allow plenty of rest for a few days or even weeks if your disease has been long-lasting. dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). -add and adhd-arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-bronchitis-hardening of the arteries-hyperactivity- i am here to tell you that digestion problems are not normal, and they are avoidable. just because everyone you know might suffer from them, doesn’t mean that you have to.  if you step outside of the box and look at nutrition differently, you will realize that the solution is much simpler than you ever imagined.  in the following pages, we will take a look at how eating a simple diet full of natural foods can completely change how your body processes food, and it will dramatically change how you feel as a result. Read More …

Topical Garlic

take valerian tincture. adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. boils the benefit of using topical garlic as a natural cure lunch -for our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -boils- g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (hh2); 60-150 g freshly pressed plant juice (apa; kom); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2-3 Read More …

Topical lemon balm

take valerian tincture. adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. herpes the benefit of using topical lemon balm as a natural cure lunch -for our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -herpes- g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (hh2); 60-150 g freshly pressed plant juice (apa; kom); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2-3 Read More …

Topical Tea Tree Oil

take valerian tincture. adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. athletes foot, infection the benefit of using topical tea tree oil as a natural cure lunch -for our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -athletes foot-infection- g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (hh2); 60-150 g freshly pressed plant juice (apa; kom); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2-3 Read More …

Turkey Rhubarb Root

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

Usk

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

Uva Ursi

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

Thymol

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (caraway) – class 1 (ahp). none known (kom).”hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). we might extend to all apiaceous oils bisset’s comments on celeryseed oil, “the drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous eos may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (bis). overdoses for long periods can lead to kidney and/or liver damage (phr; ph2). antispasmodic and carminative effects confirmed; caraway reduces gi foam (pnc). ed50 lower back pain the benefit of using thymol as a natural cure activities (nasturtium) – allergenic ; antibacterial ; antipyretic ; antiscorbutic ; antiseptic ; depurative ; diuretic ; emmenagogue ; expectorant ; fungicide ; laxative ; rodenticide ; rubefacient ; stimulant ; vulnerary . adults: 0.4-1.6ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1; or 1g of liquorice powder, 2-3 times a day, mixed with water; or thyme and liquorice syrup, 1 teaspoonful 2-5 times a day. if you have no calendula cream, soak the burned area in a cold calendula infusion for 5-10 minutes or apply a cold calendula infusion compress. for precautions see page 114. -lower back pain- contraindications, interactions, and side effects (gravel root) – class 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d. long-term use discouraged (ahp). effective july 1996, the ahp board of trustees recommends that all products with botanical ingredient(s) containing toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, including borago g Read More …

Topical Comfrey

take valerian tincture. adults (for regular use for up to a month): 0.3-1ml diluted with some water, 1-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:1. herpes the benefit of using topical comfrey as a natural cure lunch -for our last lunch let’s go back to the fish, and try a smoked trout tartine, with red peppers, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans. if the wound is difficult to clean and you are worried that it may become infected, you can use antiseptic and healing cream no.2 . heat is always helpful for relieving the sharp pain associated with pleurisy. this should be applied for half an hour twice daily. the patient should practice deep breathing during this period. adequate rest and abundance of fresh air are essential. -herpes- g fresh herb up to 3 ×/day (hh2); 60-150 g freshly pressed plant juice (apa; kom); 4 tbsp fresh plant juice with cold guazuma bark tea (like slippery elm bark) with 4 tbsp red wine 2-3 Read More …

Stone Root

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

Suma Root

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

Sheep Sorrel

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

Siberian Ginseng

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

Slippery Elm Bark

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

Schisandra

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

Schisandra Berry

have a lukewarm bath with added calendula tincture or strong calendula tea; add enough to make the bath water yellowish in colour. soak for 10-15 minutes. for precautions see page 114. alzheimers disease, cirrhosis of the liver, depression mild, forgetfulness, liver, memory the benefit of using schisandra berry as a natural cure -alzheimers disease-cirrhosis of the liver-depression mild-forgetfulness-liver-memory- Read More …

Schizandra

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

Rutin

decoction 1 or 2 tablespoons roots in 1 cup water, simmer 5 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day infusion 4 tablespoons leaves in 1 quart cold water, steep overnight, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 1 to 3 dropperfuls, 1 to 3 times per day blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, hypertension the benefit of using rutin as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (turmeric) – class 2b. emmenagogue and uterotonic. contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (ahp; aeh). while in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lym-phomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. still, commission e approves 1.5-3 g/day, not nearly enough to provide 1200 mg curcumin. commission e also reports contraindications: biliary obstruction; adverse effects: gi irritation from continued use; consult physicians before using if a patient has gallstones (bis; kom). at 10% of diet, turmeric caused some loss of hair in rats (mab). care should be taken in women who wish to conceive or patients complaining of alopecia (mab). rather frightening what one reads in upw (2000): laboratory animals treated with it are reported to have been rendered entirely infertile. women who are pregnant, or children (not yet widely in children) with gallbladder or liver disease or ulcers, should avoid turmeric (wam). limit internal use to 10 days (wam). based on all of these studies, you might think that vitamin e can suppress immunity and increase the risk of infections. however, the opposite appears to be true, suggesting that vitamin e plays a role in regulating normal immune responses. simin nikbin meydani, d.v.m., ph.d., of tufts university, gave seventy-eight healthy seniors various amounts of vita-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation long-term, inhalant allergies maintain a steady inflammatory state in the body, generating free radicals that further fuel inflammation. people with inhalant allergies often have food allergies as well. allergies are a serious stress on the body, causing unnecessary wear and tear. -blood pressure-carpal tunnel syndrome-eyes-glaucoma-high blood pressure-hypertension- many supplements can lessen the inflammation in diabetes, but in this case, supplements can be like bailing water in a sinking boat: it is essential that the underlying diet be corrected. Read More …

Pygeum Bark

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

Quassia

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

Queen Of The Meadow

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

Red Clover Blossoms

hookworms enter the human body through the skin from infected water. the tapeworms are transmitted into the body through undercooked flesh foods or foods contaminated by dogs. bronchitis, cancer, hormone balance, postmenopausal the benefit of using red clover blossoms as a natural cure horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. it is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. and rapid heart rate. poor circulation can lead to a host of issues, including varicose veins, cold hands and feet, and poor memory or decreased cognitive function. hawthorn is indicated with any of these as a good choice to increase blood flow to areas that need it. dosages (european peony) – 1 tsp (~1 g) flower/cup water (apa; ph2; wic); 30-40 grains seed for nightmare (fel); 2 g seed (hhb); 3-12 g peony root (fay); 1 oz root boiled in a pint of liquid (1 part “good gin”:2 parts water) (fel); 1-30 drops root tincture (fel); 0.3-0.6 g powder root for children (mad); 5-15 drops tincture (mad); 2-3 fluid oz 3-4 ×/day (fel). -bronchitis-cancer-hormone balance-postmenopausal- hh3; ph2); obesity ; pain ; pregnancy ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salmonella ; sclerosis ; snakebite ; spasm ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; swelling ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vibrio ; wart ; wound . Read More …

Red Raspberry

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

Red Wine Extract

hookworms enter the human body through the skin from infected water. the tapeworms are transmitted into the body through undercooked flesh foods or foods contaminated by dogs. alzheimers disease, blood pressure, cholesterol high, forgetfulness, hay fever, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, memory the benefit of using red wine extract as a natural cure horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. it is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. and rapid heart rate. poor circulation can lead to a host of issues, including varicose veins, cold hands and feet, and poor memory or decreased cognitive function. hawthorn is indicated with any of these as a good choice to increase blood flow to areas that need it. dosages (european peony) – 1 tsp (~1 g) flower/cup water (apa; ph2; wic); 30-40 grains seed for nightmare (fel); 2 g seed (hhb); 3-12 g peony root (fay); 1 oz root boiled in a pint of liquid (1 part “good gin”:2 parts water) (fel); 1-30 drops root tincture (fel); 0.3-0.6 g powder root for children (mad); 5-15 drops tincture (mad); 2-3 fluid oz 3-4 ×/day (fel). -alzheimers disease-blood pressure-cholesterol high-forgetfulness-hay fever-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-memory- hh3; ph2); obesity ; pain ; pregnancy ; pulmonosis ; respirosis ; rheumatism ; rhinosis ; salmonella ; sclerosis ; snakebite ; spasm ; spermatorrhea ; splenosis ; staphylococcus ; stomatosis ; streptococcus ; swelling ; ulcer ; uterosis ; vibrio ; wart ; wound . Read More …

Rehmannia Root

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

Pleurisy Root

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

Prickly Ash Bark

some of the other important factors responsible for prolapse of the uterus are prolonged labour, an interference in the delivery by inexpert people, lack of proper rest and diet in post-natal periods, repeated deliveries and manual work. an increased weight of the womb, tumours of the uterus, traction of the uterus and surgical injuries can also lead to this disorder. menopausal atrophy may also precipitate it. poor circulation, varicose veins the benefit of using prickly ash bark as a natural cure ground cloves blend particularly well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. they may be used to flavor beverages such as wine and chocolate, and they are popular during the holiday season for breads and pastries. activities (jiaogulan) – adaptogen ; antiaggregant ; antiatherosclerotic ; anticancer ; antiedemic ; antifibrotic ; antiinflammatory ; antiischemic ; antioxidant ; antiradicular ; antisenility ; antistroke ; antithrombic ; apoptotic ; cardioprotective ; cardiotonic ; chemopreventive ; hematopoetic ; hepatoprotective ; hypertensive ; hypocholesterolemic ; hypolipidemic ; hypotensive ; immunomodulator ; immunostimulant ; leukocytogenic ; nogenic ; radioprotective ; sod-genic . black pepper is derived from the dried fruits of a vine. it is often purchased as powder but may also be found as whole, dried peppercorns. the pepper plant is indigenous to india and vietnam. -poor circulation-varicose veins- for an acute attack, there is no better remedy than a fast. the patient should undertake a fast for five to seven days on orange juice and water. sometimes the condition may worsen in the early stages of fasting when uric acid, dissolved by juices, is thrown into the bloodstream for elimination. this usually clears up if fasting is continued. in severe cases, it is advisable to undertake a series of short fasts for three days or so rather than one long fast. a warm water enema should be used daily during the period of fasting to cleanse the bowels. Read More …

Psyllium Seed

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

Pau Darco

thus , our daily diet should consist of four-fifth of alkaline-forming foods such as juicy fruits, tubers, legumes, ripe fruits, leafy and root vegetables and one fifty of acid-forming foods containing concentrated proteins and starches such as meat, fish, bread and cereals. eating sensibly in this manner will ensure the necessary alkalinity of the food which will keep the body in perfect health. anaemia, anemia, athletes foot, backache, candida yeast infection, colds and flu, detoxification, flu virus, fungal infections, genito-urinary ailments, immunity, influenza, mononucleosis, pain, sciatica, ulcers, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, warts, yeast infections the benefit of using pau darco as a natural cure you can make medicinal teas as infusions and decoctions. an infusion pulls the active principles from the herbs into water, typically hot water poured over the herbs. an infusion is used with the more delicate parts of herbs such as flowers, leaves, and stems. you can use fresh or dried plant material for tea infusions and steep by the cup, usually for 8 to 10 minutes-or, for a stronger medicinal e?ect, steep 4 hours or overnight. dosage depends on the condition being addressed, but a typical medicinal brew is made with 4 or 5 tablespoons of herbs in 1 quart of water, infused overnight, strained the next morning, and consumed that day. in contrast, bitter herbs, such as hops, are best steeped for a shorter amount of time to limit their bitter taste. a little practice will go a long way here. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (false unicorn root) – class 2b. emmenagogue, gi irritant, and uterotonic (ahp). “health hazards not known with proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2) (but ph2 designates no specific quantified dosage! jad). overdosage with saponins can cause gastric distress. large doses may cause nausea and vomiting (can). avoid during pregnancy (fad; ph2). canadian regulations do not allow it as an ingredient in oral use products (michols, 1995). diabetes mellitus is a nutritional disorders, characterized by an abnormally elevated level of blood glucose and by the excretion of the excess glucose in the urine. it results from an absolute or relative lack of insulin which leads to abnormalities in carbohydrate metabolism as well as in the metabolism of protein and fat. -anaemia-anemia-athletes foot-backache-candida yeast infection-colds and flu-detoxification-flu virus-fungal infections-genito-urinary ailments-immunity-influenza-mononucleosis-pain-sciatica-ulcers-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-warts-yeast infections- tincture 1 to 4 dropperfuls per day, not to be consumed long-term. for warts, cover with tincture 2 times per day until gone. Read More …

Peony Root

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

Peppermint Leaf

anxiety, chronic dizziness, colds and flu, depression mild, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flu virus, gall bladder, gas flatulence, gerd, halitosis, headache, heart disease, indigestion, influenza, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, motion sickness, nausea, nervous conditions, poor digestion, restlessness, sleeplessness, stomach upset, stress, tension, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, vertigo, vomiting, worms the benefit of using peppermint leaf as a natural cure -anxiety-chronic dizziness-colds and flu-depression mild-diarrhea-dyspepsia-flu virus-gall bladder-gas flatulence-gerd-halitosis-headache-heart disease-indigestion-influenza-insomnia-irritable bowel syndrome-migraine headaches-motion sickness-nausea-nervous conditions-poor digestion-restlessness-sleeplessness-stomach upset-stress-tension-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-vertigo-vomiting-worms- Read More …

Pine Bark

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

Oregon Grape Root

good choices are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl suc-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation acne, cirrhosis of the liver, diaper rash, diarrhea, fungal infections, gall bladder, gastritis, genito-urinary ailments, immunity, jaundice, liver, nausea, pimples, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, tetters, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, vomiting, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using oregon grape root as a natural cure learn how to grow mint and the health benefits of mint. one of the most effective remedies for sinus problems is to eat pungent herbs like garlic and onion which tend to break up mucous congestion all through the respiratory tract. one should begin with small mild doses and increase them gradually. beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in moderate amounts to regular meals. calms the sympathetic nervous system moth-erwort’s ability to calm the sympathetic nervous system is probably due to its intense acrid bitters, which promote the transition from the sym-pathetic state to the parasympathetic state of relaxation. according to herbalist matthew becker (wood, 2008), motherwort is excellent for those who move too quickly in thoughts, emotions, or actions that are not well thought out. also good for anxiety and stress held in the gastrointestinal tract. calms the heart traditionally used as a tonic -acne-cirrhosis of the liver-diaper rash-diarrhea-fungal infections-gall bladder-gastritis-genito-urinary ailments-immunity-jaundice-liver-nausea-pimples-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-tetters-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-vomiting-wounds-yeast infections- activities (lungwort) – antibacterial ; antitussive ; astringent ; bitter ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emollient ; expectorant ; hemostat ; vulnerary . Read More …

Organic Beetroot

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

Orris Root

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

Papaya Leaf

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

Parsley Leaf

anaemia, anemia, blood pressure, gall bladder, genito-urinary ailments, halitosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, kidneys, venereal disease, water retention the benefit of using parsley leaf as a natural cure -anaemia-anemia-blood pressure-gall bladder-genito-urinary ailments-halitosis-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension-kidneys-venereal disease-water retention- Read More …

Oat Straw

organs or systems affected kidneys, stomach, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, reproductive system therapeutic actions stimu-lant nature bitter, sweet, salty, warm plant constituents salt, volatile oils, terpenes, couma-rin, sterols, resin, gum, minerals flower essence helps promote confidence in taking action arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, constipation, fatigue, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, sleeplessness, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using oat straw as a natural cure as people recover, such large dosages of vitamin c become excessive and cause diarrhea, a sign that the dosage should be reduced. however, huge 202 professional help should be sought as soon as the symptoms of postpartum depression are suspected, since postpartum depression can be extremely serious and dangerous for both mother and baby. self mutilation and suicide, as well as serious harm and mortal injury to the baby, are not uncommon in critical cases of postpartum depression. contraindications, interactions, and side effects (rubber vine) – “all parts may cause severe stomach and intestinal upset. cases of death have been reported from india. the leaf is toxic. dry vine emits an eye-irritating dust which may induce coughing and swelling” (crc). -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-constipation-fatigue-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-insomnia-irritable bowel syndrome-sleeplessness-travelers diarrhea- woi); rhinosis ; snakebite ; sore ; sore throat ; strangury ; water retention ; worm . Read More …

Neem Leaf

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

Oak Bark

genito-urinary ailments, inflammation, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, yeast infections the benefit of using oak bark as a natural cure -genito-urinary ailments-inflammation-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-yeast infections- Read More …

Muirapauma

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

Marjoram Leaf

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

Meadowsweet

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

Mayapple

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

Magnolia Bark

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

Korean Ginseng

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

Ladys Slipper

add and adhd, anxiety, depression mild, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervous conditions, restlessness, sleeplessness, stress, tension the benefit of using ladys slipper as a natural cure -add and adhd-anxiety-depression mild-hyperactivity-insomnia-nervous conditions-restlessness-sleeplessness-stress-tension- Read More …

Khella

arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension the benefit of using khella as a natural cure -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-blood pressure-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-high blood pressure-hypertension- Read More …

Jiaogulan

chelerythrine, at 10 mg/kg (orl rat), was comparable in antiinflammatory activity to indomethacin at 5 mg/kg. chelerythrine also works against candida and gram-positive, if not gram-negative, bacteria. chelerythrine potentiates the analgesia of morphine, prolongs barbiturate sleep, and is hypotensive following an immediate hypertensive thrust (in cats, mice, and rats). asirinin has antitubercular activity; neoherculin is insecticidal and sialagogue. anxiety, nervous conditions, restlessness, tension the benefit of using jiaogulan as a natural cure synonyms: r. buschii (rozanova) grossh., r. idaeus var. vulgatus arrh., r. vulgatus var. buschii rozanova. i have found elderflower tea to be more effective in nipping a cold in the bud than echinacea, and it is certainly a cheaper option. however, i know plenty of people who use echinacea in larger doses at the onset of symptoms and get good results (a large dose is 5ml 3 times a day of 1:5 tincture, while a long-term-use adult dose is 1-2ml 3 times a day of 1:5 tincture). by careful experimenting you can find out what works best for you. -anxiety-nervous conditions-restlessness-tension- Read More …

Inula

bronchitis, chest congestion, coughs, emphysema, fever, lungs, respiratory problems, tuberculosis, water retention, worms the benefit of using inula as a natural cure -bronchitis-chest congestion-coughs-emphysema-fever-lungs-respiratory problems-tuberculosis-water retention-worms- Read More …

Holy Basil Leaf

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

Horehound

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

Griffonia Seed

anxiety, headache, insomnia, migraine headaches, nervous conditions, restlessness, sleeplessness, tension the benefit of using griffonia seed as a natural cure -anxiety-headache-insomnia-migraine headaches-nervous conditions-restlessness-sleeplessness-tension- Read More …

Gymnema

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

Gum Guggul

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

He Sho Wu

rose , damiana , vervain : these herbs are gentle mood improvers. hair loss the benefit of using he sho wu as a natural cure physicians and biomedical researchers are starting to appreciate the significance of the inflammation syndrome-how many different inflammatory diseases are interrelated. as one example, being overweight significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes, a disease with a strong undercurrent of inflammation. both overweight and diabetes increase the risk of coronary artery disease, now recognized as being inflammatory in origin. sweet, pungent plant constituents glycoside, bitters, volatile oil flower essence nurtures the individual to feel safe and supported in life childbirth, in the normal way, should be a purely natural function with very little pain or discomfort to the women concerned. it is so even today that with primitive races. but many civilised women appear to find the bearing of children a task fraught with grave risk and suffering and attended by numerous minor or serious after-effects. this is solely due to wrong dietary habits and a faulty style of living. really healthy mothers will always have an easy time when pregnant. -hair loss- dr. lotter remembers a patient who had been on a three month carbohydrate-free diet as part of a program for obsessive eaters. “these people who binge out, they are not bingeing out on carrots, they are not bingeing out on fruits and vegetables, they are bingeing out on carbohydrates. eating whole loaves of bread. one woman said she had eaten 20,000 calories at one sitting. it is my contention that people who have these extreme eating disorders have physiological low serotonin levels. Read More …

Hawthorn Leaf

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

Gravel Root

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

Gout Out

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

Grapefruit Pectin

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

Grapefruit Seed

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

Grapeseed

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

Glucosamine Sulfate

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

Goose Grass

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

False Unicorn

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

Eyebright

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

Elecampane

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

Eucalyptus Tea

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

Echinacea Angustifolia

all processed, refined and denatured foods, such as white sugar, white flour and all articles made with them, should be completely eliminated. take special supplements such as vitamins c, b6 and pantothenic acid, which have a specific property of stimulating the body’s own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of the existing estrogen. anal fissures, athletes foot, cold sores, colds and flu, cuts, detoxification, diaper rash, eczema, flu virus, fungal infections, gas flatulence, genito-urinary ailments, hemorrhoids, herpes, hives, immunity, infections, inflammation, influenza, itching, mononucleosis, piles, pimples, prostate, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, skin ulcers, sore throat, tetters, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, viral conditions infections, wounds, yeast infections the benefit of using echinacea angustifolia as a natural cure they usually appear as emotional upsets and can pass almost unnoticed. these spells of emotional upsets gradually increase in duration, when other symptoms also appear. these include loss of power of concentration, depression and weeping. the patient appears to be very easily irritated. the approach of a nervous breakdown is often suspended. -anal fissures-athletes foot-cold sores-colds and flu-cuts-detoxification-diaper rash-eczema-flu virus-fungal infections-gas flatulence-genito-urinary ailments-hemorrhoids-herpes-hives-immunity-infections-inflammation-influenza-itching-mononucleosis-piles-pimples-prostate-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-skin ulcers-sore throat-tetters-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-viral conditions infections-wounds-yeast infections- Read More …

Couch Grass

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

Corydalis

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

Cramp Bark

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

Cranesbill

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

Cocoa Dark Chocolate

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

Coltsfoot

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

Coral Calcium

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

Corn Silk

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

Cilantro Leaf

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

Citrus Bioflavonoids

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

Centaury

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

Chondroitin Sulfate

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

Chinese Rhubarb Root

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

Chinese Foxglove

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

Catuaba

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

Boswellia Frankincense

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

Brazilian Guarana

the alternate hot and cold hip bath is very valuable and should be taken daily. the affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. a mud pack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. a hot epsom-salt bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week. alzheimers disease, anxiety, depression mild, diarrhea, fatigue, forgetfulness, genito-urinary ailments, headache, memory, migraine headaches, nervous conditions, obesity, restlessness, tension, urinary tract problems, venereal disease, water retention the benefit of using brazilian guarana as a natural cure use yarrow tea instead of the yarrow tincture (use either fresh or dry herbs). application for adults and children: make a strong yarrow tea with 2 teaspoonsful of herbs per half a cup of water and use in the same way as diluted yarrow tincture. arnica cream is suitable for all group ages, including babies, and for pregnant women as long as it is applied to unbroken skin. genic ; narcotic ; prebiotic ; tonic ; vasoconstrictor ; vermifuge ; vulnerary . -alzheimers disease-anxiety-depression mild-diarrhea-fatigue-forgetfulness-genito-urinary ailments-headache-memory-migraine headaches-nervous conditions-obesity-restlessness-tension-urinary tract problems-venereal disease-water retention- Read More …

Bupleurum Root

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

Buchu Leaf

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

Blessed Thistle

extracts (alexandrian senna) – possibly representing a negative case for my synergy proposition, “the toxicity of total extracts is greater than that of the individual sennosides. it has been proposed that the laxative and toxic components of senna could be separated” (can). diarrhea, dyspepsia, flu virus, heart disease, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, lactation, late menstruation, poor circulation, poor digestion, stomach, stomach upset, travelers diarrhea, upset stomach, water retention, worms the benefit of using blessed thistle as a natural cure syrups are the best way to administer cough medicine. typical herbs used for making syrups are liquorice, thyme, marshmallow root, rose, mullein and hyssop. you can use either dry or fresh herbs or a mixture of the two. i recommend using a single herb per syrup, apart from thyme and liquorice where you can mix the herbs half-and-half. supports the bladder poplar bark has a unique ability when working on the bladder, because it seems to target both the function and structure of the organ itself. in cases such as incontinence, when many variables come into play-overactivity, bladder wall punctuation, sensitivity, sphincter tone-poplar is an excel-lent choice for healing the entire bladder. many practitioners use it for a bladder or kidney that is easily stimulated by emotions such as fear, nervousness, or anxiety. dosages (lobelia) – 100 mg leaf as expectorant (ahp); 2-6 tsp fresh leaf (ped); 1-3 g dry leaf (ped); 2 g dry leaf:10 ml alcohol/10 ml water (ped); 0.2-0.6 g herb, or in tea, 3 ×/day (can); 50-600 mg herb/day (hhb); maximum dose 100 mg dry herb up to 3 ×/day (mad); 4-10 drops herb 3 ×/day with water or juice (nh); 0.2-0.6 ml liquid herb extract (1:1 in 50% ethanol) 3 ×/day (can); 0.6-2.0 ml herb tincture (bpc) (can); 1-4 ml lobelia tincture (1:10 in dilute acetic acid) (can); 10-20 drops (0.5-1 g) leaf tincture, up to several ×/day (mad). -diarrhea-dyspepsia-flu virus-heart disease-indigestion-irritable bowel syndrome-lactation-late menstruation-poor circulation-poor digestion-stomach-stomach upset-travelers diarrhea-upset stomach-water retention-worms- fish oils have at least two other cardiovascular benefits: they are mild and natural blood thinners, and they help maintain a normal heart rhythm. Read More …

Bitterwood

activities (black nightshade) – alterative ; analgesic ; anesthetic ; antipyretic ; antispasmodic ; antiulcer ; aperitif ; aphrodisiac ; cholagogue ; collyrium ; depurative ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emetic ; emmenagogue ; emollient ; expectorant ; hypotensive ; laxative ; narcotic ; poison ; sedative ; tonic ; tranquilizer . indigestion, poor digestion, stomach upset, upset stomach the benefit of using bitterwood as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (ignatius bean) – not covered (ahp). one bean can poison (1.5 mg strychnine = 30-50 mg seed) and generate anxiety, backache, enhanced reflexes, equilibrium disorders, heightened sense perception, pain, and stiff neck; then comes convulsions, dyspnea, and twitching. lethal dose ca. 50 mg strychnine (1-2 g seed) (ph2). • in stage 4 sleep, there is occasional body movement, the eyes are quiet, you are in a state of deepest sleep, and it is most difficult to awaken. there is virtually no recall of dreams, and thought processes are minimal. bodily functions continue to slow. -indigestion-poor digestion-stomach upset-upset stomach- Read More …

Black Cohosh Root

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

Black Currant Oil

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

Black Haw Bark

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

Black Walnut Leaf

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

Black Walnut Hull

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

Bee Propolis

alaea hawaiian sea salt is used almost exclusively in native hawaiian dishes such as kalua pig and jerky. it adds a distinctive salty flavor to meats and savory dishes. anti-inflammatory, cancer, underactive thyroid the benefit of using bee propolis as a natural cure in the beginning, two juice meals may be replaced by milk and fruits. then gradually juice meals may be substituted by a balanced-diet. as people recover, such large dosages of vitamin c become excessive and cause diarrhea, a sign that the dosage should be reduced. however, huge 202 contraindications, interactions, and side effects (linden) – class 1 (ahp). none reported (kom; pip). “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). -anti-inflammatory-cancer-underactive thyroid- although anti-inflammatory drugs can be therapeutically useful at times, they treat symptoms and not the causes of disease, and some even speed the progression of inflammatory diseases. the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs derive from the fact that they are biochemical inter-lopers that disrupt, rather than enhance, the normal functions of the body. Read More …

Bilberry Complex

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. anti-inflammatory, circulation the benefit of using bilberry complex 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 . -anti-inflammatory-circulation- 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 …

Birch Bark

no, you’re not having a heart attack. no, it’s not the lemon juice that’s making you feel acidic. no, it’s not too much food either. if you experience any or all of these symptoms, it could mean that you have acid reflux or even gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). gout, prostate the benefit of using birch bark as a natural cure for example, amyloid beta protein, which strangles brain cells in alzheimer’s disease, releases large numbers of free radicals that injure brain cells, according to research by ashley i. bush, m.d., ph.d., a neu-rology researcher at harvard medical school. in an experiment with brain cells from rats, allan butterfield, ph.d., a professor of chemistry at the university of kentucky, lexington, found that vitamin e prevented the formation of free radicals in brain cells and protected them from the toxic effects of amyloid beta protein. the benefits of vitamin e were demonstrated by mary sano, ph.d., of columbia university college of physicians and surgeons, new york, in a study of 342 patients with advanced alzheimer’s disease. some of the patients received 2,000 iu of vitamin e dosages (pimpinella) – 0.5-10 g root (hhb); 6-12 g dry root (kom); 6-12 (-15) g root tincture (1:5) (kom; ph2); 10-15 drops root tincture (mad); 1 tsp (4.6 g) herb in wine (mad). fortunately today this treatment offers options not available before the past two decades. until the 1990s surgery was the primary treatment and radiation was coming into its prime. today, there is quite effective medical treatment for this disorder. -gout-prostate- because of the cytotoxic constituents in this and related species, its use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided (can). do not use during pregnancy (wam). should not be used by children under 1 year of age (wam). not for use more than 7 days (wam). may cause diarrhea or nausea in large doses (wam). in the book adverse effects of herbal drug s (de smet et al., 1993), we read that all eupatorium species containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids are, in principle, hazardous for mankind. “hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (ph2). Read More …

Barberry Bark

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. anti-inflammatory, cirrhosis of the liver, liver, skin issues the benefit of using barberry bark as a natural cure infusion 1 teaspoon per cup, steep 8 to 10 minutes covered, 1 to 3 cups per day tincture 5 to 30 drops, 1 to 3 times per day activities (black currant leaf) – analgesic ; antiexudative ; antiinflammatory ; antiprostaglandin ; astringent ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; fungicide ; hypotensive ; saluretic . good choices are d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl suc-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation -anti-inflammatory-cirrhosis of the liver-liver-skin issues- 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. Read More …

Barley Grass

following ingestion of cinnamon, contact dermatosis may flare up. eugenol has been reported to be irritant and a weak tumor promoter. eo ld50 690 mg/kg der (can). perhaps second only to some varieties of clove (up to 20% eugenol), cinnamon (to 3.8%) is a major source of eugenol. anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxification, diaper rash, digestion, dyspepsia, energy, fatigue, halitosis, immunity, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, ph levels, poor digestion, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, stomach upset, tetters, travelers diarrhea, ulcers, upset stomach, wounds the benefit of using barley grass as a natural cure contraindications, interactions, and side effects (licorice) – class 2b, 2c, 2d. “contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (o’brien, 1998). commission e reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. may potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (ahp; wam). too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. may result in pseudoaldosterianism. adverse effects reported in m30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive a number of other antioxidant supplements might also be protective, including vitamin c, coenzyme q , and alpha-lipoic acid. specific 10 hyperthyroidism with goiter traced to the use of the isothiocyanates in mustard (apa). delaneyite nitpickologists will doubtless clamber to put the same goitrogenic warning on all members of the mustard family as well as papaya, caper, and nasturtium. -anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-detoxification-diaper rash-digestion-dyspepsia-energy-fatigue-halitosis-immunity-indigestion-irritable bowel syndrome-ph levels-poor digestion-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-stomach upset-tetters-travelers diarrhea-ulcers-upset stomach-wounds- heat, inflammation, congestion, and swelling. wild cherry is e?ective where there is increased capillary irritation and blood congestion. Read More …

Apple Pectin

dosages (mallow) – 1.5 g flower/cup water (hhb); up to 5 g flower/day (hhb); 5 g flower or leaf/day (pip); 2-3 tsp (3.2-4.8 g) leaf in cold tea (mad); 3-5 g/cup 2-3 ×/day (ph2); 2-8 ml liquid extract (pnc). constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, travelers diarrhea the benefit of using apple pectin as a natural cure foods are classified as acid-producing or alkaline-producing depending on their reaction on the urine. calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium present in foods contribute to the alkaline effect, while sulphur, phosphorous and chlorine contribute to the acidic effect. depending on the pre-dominating constituents in a particular food, it is classified as acid-forming or alkaline-forming. in many ways, the inflammation syndrome expands on the concepts described in my previous book syndrome x: the complete nutritional program to prevent and reverse insulin resistance. far more than genes, poor eating habits are at the core of most modern degenerative disorders, including chronic inflammation. the inflammation syndrome is supported by hundreds of scientific studies and by successful clinical experiences, many of which you will read. some of my scientific references are at the back of this book, and i encourage you to share all of them with your physician. activities (temu lawak) – antiinflammatory ; antitumor ; aperitif ; carminative ; cholagogue ; choleretic ; cox-2 inhibitor ; emmenagogue ; litholytic ; stomachic ; tonic . -constipation-diarrhea-gastritis-irritable bowel syndrome-travelers diarrhea- dative ; antiinflammatory ; antipyretic ; antirheumatic ; aperitif ; bitter ; choleretic ; depurative ; digestive ; diuretic ; hypocholesterolemic ; hypotensive ; hypouricemic ; laxative ; secretagogue ; sedative ; tonic ; uricolytic ; uterocontractant . Read More …

Arnica Flower Oil

activities (hairy strophanthus) – antiaggregant ; antibacterial ; anxiolytic ; aphrodisiac ; cardiotonic ; cicatrizant ; curare ; digitalic ; diuretic ; lactagogue ; laxative ; negative chronotropic ; negative dromotropic ; positive bathmotropic ; positive inotropic ; pediculicide ; piscicide (1; h pain the benefit of using arnica flower oil as a natural cure sit erect on the floor, with your legs outstretched. fold your leg back. place your left foot under the right hip. similarly, fold back the right leg and cross your right foot over your left thigh. place your right heel against the left hip. both soles should face backwards, one over the other. now interlock your hands behind your back. see to it that if your right leg is over the left, then your right elbow should face upward and the left elbow downward. activities (monkshood) – analgesic ; anesthetic ; antiinflammatory ; antineuralgic ; antipyretic ; antiseptic ; arrhythmigenic ; bradycardic ; cardiotonic ; cardiotoxic ; diaphoretic ; diuretic ; emetic ; hypotensive ; immunomodulator ; insecticide ; mydriatic ; narcotic ; paralytic ; pediculicide ; poison ; positive inotropic ; sialagogue ; toxic . before a fatty meal, it has been found that the fats in the blood return to normal in a short time, in the same way they do in younger people.” -pain- carpentry if you are talented with your hands and have a creative urge, consider carpentry or model-building. what can be more satisfying and distress-reducing than to see your own creations come to life as you build with woods and tools? Read More …

Agrimony

contraindications, interactions, and side effects (fang ji) – class 1 (ahp). canadian regulations do not allow fang ji as a nonmedicinal ingredient in oral use products (ahp); too often adulterated with nephrotoxic species of aristolochia (ahp). tetrandrine is hypotensive at 100 mg 3 ×/day (oral) for a week. that equates to 10-20 g herb/day (keb). water retention the benefit of using agrimony as a natural cure activities (abscess root) – alterative ; antipyretic ; astringent ; diaphoretic ; expectorant . cloves are the dried buds of trees that grow in indonesia. cloves were developed as a spice in asia and the middle east, but their popularity has expanded to europe and the americas. besides flour, wattleseeds are made into flavorings that combine the tastes of hazelnuts, chocolate and coffee. these flavorings are used in ice cream, pastries and hot beverages. -water retention- both of which damage the body. free radicals stimulate inflammatory responses and, in this way, people with diabetes develop high levels of inflammation. this situation has been well documented in several studies that have found sharp elevations of crp and interleukin-6 in people with diabetes. because of the ability of inflammatory cytokines to stimulate one another, people with diabetes typically have a strong undercurrent of inflammation, which increases the risk of other diseases, such as heart disease. Read More …

Alfalfa Leaf

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

American Ginseng

acne is one of the most common patient com-plaints in my practice. acne can appear at any time on anyone, youngster or adult, as small pimples, painful lumps, or generalized redness. most commonly acne indicates the presence of inflammation in the body, presented on the skin as pimples. ey may or may not have a cystic qual – ity, which is the inclusion of a generally viscous, yellowish white fluid in tissue that is often swollen and tender. arthritis, bronchitis, constipation, coughs, diabetes, joint pain, lack of appetite, menopause, urinary tract problems the benefit of using american ginseng as a natural cure dysentery ; dysmenorrhea ; eczema ; erythema ; fever ; frostbite ; fungus ; gonorrhea (f; b -arthritis-bronchitis-constipation-coughs-diabetes-joint pain-lack of appetite-menopause-urinary tract problems- Read More …

Aloe Vera Leaf

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. arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, cholesterol high, constipation, diabetes, diaper rash, gastritis, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidneys, psoriasis, rash, shingles, skin conditions, tetters, wounds the benefit of using aloe vera leaf 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. -arteriosclerosis-atherosclerosis-cholesterol high-constipation-diabetes-diaper rash-gastritis-hardening of the arteries-heart disease-kidneys-psoriasis-rash-shingles-skin conditions-tetters-wounds- dosages (indian sarsaparilla) – 1-4 g powdered root (kap); 28-56 ml root decoction ; 3-6 ml (1:2) extract/day (keb). Read More …