Monthly Archives: March 2012

California Poppy Herbal Extract for Pain Relief

California Poppy Extract is gentle in effect, sedative, analgesic and antispasmodic in action. It is a member of the poppy family and while it does contain some sedative alkaloids, it contains no real “opium”.

 Properties: sedative, antimicrobial, analgesic, antispasmodic

 Use:

  • Useful in the relief of acute nerve and muscular centered pain.
  • Remedy in cases of high fever, rapid pulse and persistent spasmodic cough.
  • Herbal treatment for tooth pain.
  • Most commonly used for treating various physical and psychological conditions including insomnia, bedwetting (incontinence), anxiety and nervous tension.
  • May improve intellectual capacity, memory and concentration in the elderly.

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Treat Pain and Inflammation with Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera may be the mother of all natural healing plants. Among other things its juice can help those who suffer from muscle aches and inflammation,  and maintain both muscle and joint health. It is full of the amino sugars needed for the regeneration of body cells, called mucopolysaccharides.  It can improve joint flexibility and strengthen joint muscles, reducing pain and inflammation in weakened or aged joints. Aloe Vera Juice promotes cell growth in these areas, and helps cells operate properly for healthy muscles and joints. Studies have shown Aloe Vera Juice to help with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and sore muscles.

Note: Please beware that Aloe Vera may lower your blood sugar levels and  consult a physician before using aloe products if you are suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia, or if you are taking medications that are affecting blood sugar levels

Treat Heart Burn with Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera is known for its soothing effects.  Most of us know that it soothes the skin. Aloe Vera Juice can help the stomach and intestines as they are lined with skin as well. It has long been used in Europe as a natural home remedy to relieve heartburn and acid reflux. Some people have even found that they can cure heartburn all together with Aloe Vera Juice.

The Aloe Vera juice should not contain aloe latex, aloin, or aloe-emoin compounds, substances in the aloe plant that are powerful laxatives.

 Note: Please beware that Aloe Vera may lower your blood sugar levels and  consult a physician before using aloe products if you are suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia, or if you are taking medications that are affecting blood sugar levels.

Drink Green Tea

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Green Tea is reported to have many health benefits. Since ancient times the Chinese have known about its medicinal benefits, and have been using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Other research indicates that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.

 Drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful with:

cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, infection, impaired immune function, tooth decay (bacteria-destroying abilities destroy dental plaque), preventing diabetes, stroke, dementia (prevents plaque deposits in the brain), weight loss (boosts the metabolism), longevity (rejuvenates cells and tissues), increasing exercise endurance,  preventing osteoporosis and bone loss

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Celery Tonic

Celery is a valuable food for those who are prone to stone formation in the gall bladder or kidneys. Regular use prevents stone formation.

You need: 2 tablespoons of celery seeds, 1 pint ( 500 ml) of brandy

Steep the bruised celery seeds in the brandy.

Take 1 tablespoon of the infused brandy, mixed with 2 tablespoons of water, three times daily. (For adult use only)

Garlic Syrup

With some honey and a fresh garlic bulb you can make Garlic Syrup to relieve bronchitis, sore throat, hoarseness, coughs and lung infections.

 You need: 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic, 8 tablespoons of honey, a jar

 Peel and chop the fresh garlic. Place the chopped garlic in a jar. Cover it with the honey. Let it stand for several days, and then strain.

The garlic-infused honey can be given by the teaspoonful (1 for children, 4 for adults) to boost the immune system and treat infections.

 Tip: Reduce the smell of garlic on the breath by eating an apple, drinking a little fresh lemon juice, or eating fresh parsley.

Garlic

Garlic is one of the best known and most used medicinal plants. It is not only useful for treating existing complaints; it is also a powerful preventative medicine. It has a strong odor but its properties make it well worth suffering the effects.

 Properties: antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal, cleanses blood, helps create and maintain healthy bacteria in the gut, helps bring down fever, tones the heart and circulatory system, boosts the immune system, may prevent some cancers, treats infections of the stomach and respiratory system, helps prevent heart disease and reduces risk of atherosclerosis, antioxidant, decongestant, stimulant, expectorant, carminative, disinfectant, rejuvenating on all tissues and systems, antispasmodic, lowers cholesterol levels, regulates blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, makes blood thinner and less sticky

 Uses:

  • Fresh garlic eaten daily, can reduce chronic acidity of the stomach.
  • Eat crushed garlic to boost sexual debility (crush and let rest 5-10 min to let enzymes start working).
  • Garlic syrup can treat bronchitis, lung infections, and digestive disorders.
  • Fresh garlic juice is antifungal, and can be used to treat infections like athlete’s foot.
  • Garlic-infused oil can be used as a chest rub for respiratory and digestive problems, or in the ear to reduce inflammation.
  • Chew whole roasted garlic cloves to improve circulation.
  • Add several mashed, raw garlic cloves to salads to clean the intestinal tract (excellent combined with red onion).

Peppermint

Peppermint is a popular flavor of chewing gum, toothpaste, candy, and more. It is popular as a tea and used in recipes all around the world, and is found in a host of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Properties: digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, refreshing, mild stimulant, cooling on the skin, expectorant, pain relieve, itch relieve, antiseptic, reduces body odor

Use:

  • tea to tone and settle the digestive system, relieve indigestion, gas, spasms, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, motion sickness
  • helps tone the liver, intestines, and nervous system
  • valuable expectorant in treatment of bronchitis, colds, and flu
  • can reduce fever by inducing sweating and cooling the body
  • relieves itching when applied as tea compress
  • relieves muscle fatigue
  • suck on mint candy to relieve mental fatigue
  • relieves hiccough
  • add to food daily to reduce body odors

Spearmint

Spearmint is a popular flavor of chewing gum, toothpaste, candy, and more. It appears in cuisines all around the world, and is found in a host of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Spearmint has much of the properties as peppermint, but is milder and therefore good for use with children’s complaints.

Properties: digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, refreshing, mild stimulant, cooling on the skin, expectorant, pain relieve, itch relieve, antiseptic, reduces body odor

Use:

  • tea to tone and settle the digestive system, relieve indigestion, gas, spasms, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, motion sickness
  • helps tone the liver, intestines, and nervous system
  • valuable expectorant in treatment of bronchitis, colds, and flu
  • can reduce fever by inducing sweating and cooling the body
  • relieves itching when applied as tea compress
  • relieves muscle fatigue
  • suck on mint candy to relieve mental fatigue
  • relieves hiccough
  • add to food daily to reduce body odor