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Friday, December 4, 2015

How to NATURALLY Prevent Disease


We can employ three simple tools to avoid getting sick.  One, by making the best food choices, second, simple adjustments in our lifestyles, and thirdly, exercising better control of our emotional responses to life, aka: meditation.  And then there’s water.


Our bodies were created well-equipped to regenerate, rejuvenate and rebound on its own.  It can restore itself from illness and disease.  It can revitalize its energy when depleted.  But we compromise our body’s ability to survive by our bad food choices, our refusal to stimulate our blood circulation which feeds and revitalizes our organs, and by not taking more charge over our emotional responses to life situations.  Also, by not drinking enough water every day. Our liver requires 86% water to detox our body, the blood and kidneys require 83% water to function properly, our brain 75%, muscles 76%, skin 70%, bones 22% and connective tissue requires 60% water to maintain our health! You can completely change the internal environment of your body by consuming only alkaline water, drinking more alkaline beverages, and eating more alkaline foods. You can immediately have bowel regularity by drinking a glass of (alkaline) water within the first 20 minutes of waking every day (adults AND children) and a second glass within the next hour.

Drinking pure water every day is a key component of optimal health.  Too many of us drink other types of fluids, most of which aren’t good for our health.  Adults wake up needing to have their “morning coffee” in order to ‘wake up.’  Others go for the sugary, chemical variety of drinks like Starbucks, McDs and DDs.  Kids usually opt for sweet drinks like soda and fruit juice instead of plain water, and many teens tend to reach for sports and energy drinks instead.

According to a recent Harvard study, more than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance.
About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis. Overall, boys were more than 75 percent more likely to be inadequately hydrated than girls.
This dovetails with previous studies showing that boys drink more sugary beverages than girls. According to one 2011 analysis, about 70 percent of boys aged 2-19 drink sugary beverages daily. As noted by lead author Erica Kenney, “These findings are significant because they highlight a potential health issue that has not been given a whole lot of attention in the past – which is that it could really be reducing quality of life and well-being for many, many children and youth.”                      (by Dr. Mercola)

We’ve spoken about the necessity of drinking pure water every day as a key component of optimal health.  Your body is comprised of about 65 percent water, which is needed for a number of physiological processes and biochemical reactions, including but not limited to: blood circulation, metabolism, and regulation of body temperature, and waste removal and detoxification.

Once your body has lost between one-to-two percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty. Using thirst as a guide to how much water you need to drink is one obvious way to ensure your individual needs are met, day-by-day.  However, by the time your thirst mechanism actually kicks in, you are already in the early stages of dehydration, so you don’t want to ignore the initial sensations of thirst.  Also, the thirst mechanism tends to be underdeveloped in children, making them more vulnerable to dehydration. The elderly are also at heightened risk. Dr. Mercola shared with us that hunger—sugar cravings in particular—can also be a sign that your body is crying for water, so when you feel hungry, drink a glass of water first.


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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Truth about Thaksgiving







Shared from Toni Braxton  


Exposes Black Friday 
"A s   S l a v e   T r a d e   D a y"


Toni Braxton has exposed Black Friday for the sadistic holiday it is and exposes what the true celebration of Black Friday celebrates and opts out. The term "Black Friday" originated with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.

The website Snopes disagrees. According to Snopes, the holiday didn't become well known until a century later when police officers in Philadelphia used the term to describe traffic jams and probably arrest a lot of black people. 

Think about it, it's Black Friday and its a term used to describe making money.

Black Friday stemmed from slavery? It was the day after Thanksgiving when slave traders would sell slaves for a discount to assist plantation owners with more helpers for the upcoming winter (for cutting and stacking fire wood, winterproofing etc.), hence the name ...Black Friday.
I bet the shopping stores and malls would sure hate it if black people stopped spending their hard earned money on the latest Jordan sneakers and other foolish items. Can you imagine would happen if on Black Friday, black people actually did something smart, like only spend money at black establishments. That could potentially enrich black businesses by a profit margin of let's say about 300 percent and keep the black dollar in black communities a little longer. Historically, it would be the longest period of time that black people hold on to the black dollar before giving it to billion dollar white businesses.
Snopes claims that Black Friday wasn't popularized until 1980's and that is a bold faced lie. Black Friday can be traced back to at least the 1860's. I don't trust these blogs. I believe that the term Black Friday certainly does come from slavery and since I don't celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas then there is no reason for me to celebrate Black Friday. Just another holiday that rich white people get to take money from poor black people. I think I will pass on that myself for real!

According to The Damien Zone, they fully back up Toni Braxton's claim and point out that her findings are accurate, even though countless blogs all over the internet desperately want to debunk it. I imagine that shopping malls and stores all over want to debunk this article and I wouldn't be surprised if Snopes.com was paid a handsome commission for debunking the story on their website. If black people wake up and know the truth, this could spell a disaster for corporations all over America who desperately take the last bit of change from poor consumers who will spend their last dollar at the malls and shopping stores.
Well guess what?  TONI BRAXTON IS RIGHT!
   The term Black Friday started in the slave trade and was again brought back into use in the 1930s and 40s when white merchants demanded a cut of black merchants weekly receipts - and historians know it.  Why is it being denied?
Source: http://www.nubianplanet.com/business/toni-braxton-exposes-black-friday-as-slave-trade-day/

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Immune/Lymphatic System, Ruled by the Zodiac Sign: Cancer ~ BOOK EXCERPT #2

I am still cranking out the final touches of the book, adding Appendices, waiting for reviews to come in, etc.  I expect it will take another month or so before the book will be totally complete.  I ask your indulgence and thank you for your patience, as you are probably no more excited than I am to get the book in your hands.

Here is an excerpt from the chapter on:



The Immune/Lymphatic System


The body employs many different types of immunity to protect itself from infection from a seemingly endless supply of pathogens. These defenses may be external and prevent pathogens from entering the body. Conversely, internal defenses fight pathogens that have already entered the body. Among the internal defenses, some are specific to only one pathogen or may be innate and defend against many pathogens. Some of these specific defenses can be acquired to preemptively prevent an infection before a pathogen enters the body.   The body has many innate ways to defend itself against a broad spectrum of pathogens. These defenses may be external or internal defenses. The internal defenses include fever, inflammation, natural killer cells, and phagocytes.  The external coverings and linings of the body constantly prevent infections before they begin by barring pathogens from entering the body. Epidermal cells are constantly growing, dying, and shedding to provide a renewed physical barrier to pathogens. Secretions like sebum, cerumen, mucus, tears, and saliva are used to trap, move, and sometimes even kill bacteria that settle on or in the body.  Stomach acid acts as a chemical barrier to kill microbes found on food entering the body. Urine and acidic vaginal secretions also help to kill and remove pathogens that attempt to enter the body. Finally, the flora of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria that live on and in our bodies provide a layer of protection from harmful microbes that would seek to colonize our bodies for themselves.

One of the primary functions of the lymphatic system is the movement of interstitial fluid from the tissues to the circulatory system. Like the veins of the circulatory system, lymphatic capillaries and vessels move lymph with very little pressure to help with circulation. To help move lymph towards the lymphatic ducts, there is a series of many one-way check valves found throughout the lymphatic vessels. These check valves allow lymph to move toward the lymphatic ducts and close when lymph attempts to flow away from the ducts. In the limbs, skeletal muscle contraction squeezes the walls of lymphatic vessels to push lymph through the valves and towards the thorax. In the trunk, the diaphragm pushes down into the abdomen during inhalation, to increase the abdominal pressure pushing lymph into the less pressurized thorax. The pressure gradient reverses during exhalation, but the check valves prevent lymph from reversing and being pushed backwards.
Another major function of the lymphatic system is the transportation of fatty acids from the digestive system. The digestive system breaks large macromolecules of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids into smaller nutrients that can be absorbed through the villi of the intestinal wall. Most of these nutrients are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, but most fatty acids, (the building blocks of fats), are absorbed through the lymphatic system.
            Alteratives are the category of herbs used in treating toxicity of the blood, infections, arthritis, cancer and skin eruptions.  This category of herbs may be used in various health conditions, spanning several body systems.  Alterative herbs help the whole body to assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste products of metabolism.  The choice of alterative depends upon matching the properties of the appropriate herb with the specific nature of the condition being treated.  Hence, red clover is used to treat cancer because of its effects on protein assimilation; echinacea is used to neutralize acid conditions in the blood associated with a stagnation of lymphatic fluids because of its antiseptic properties; sarsaparilla may be use when diuretic properties are needed, as with infections; cascara sagrada is used when a laxative is required to eliminate toxic conditions resulting from constipation; dandelion root combines hepatic (liver) tonic properties and diuretic properties and is particularly useful for treating chronic problems of blood toxicity; elder flowers have diaphoretic properties, and are thus used to purify the blood during treatment of colds and the flu.  Using liver herbs, together with intestinal cleansers, can work to directly release the burden of toxic overload that can, over time, have negative repercussions on all our body systems, and our state of metal health in general.
  
Conscious Living Solutions: are small things you can do to begin to create cycles of wellness.  Just take one or two suggestions at a time, incorporate them into your daily lifestyle and watch your energy increase, your health improve and illness and disease fall  away.  I PROMISE.

            Foods that boost the body's immune system can offer a lot of healthy options for those who wish to be more conscious in what they take in. To be sustained, the immune system heavily depends on the stomach for support. Malnourished individuals are more susceptible to disease as opposed to those who observe a healthy nutritious diet.  

Your Zodiac Sign and its Influence on Your Health

Cancer ~ June 22nd  to July 22nd 
Opposing Sign: Capricorn

Planet: Moon
~ is a ‘reactive’ planet, subject to sub-conscious predispositions, feelings about ‘self’ and conditioned responses.  It influences an urge to feel inner support as well as domestic and emotional security.
Element: Water ~ Water signs symbolize the cooling, healing principle of sensitivity, having empathy with others.
Quality: 
Cardinal
Cell Salt: Calcium fluoride
Herbs:
Tarragon and verbena

            The water element rules the reproductive and lymphatic systems and body liquids – including blood, mucus and lymph.  Water lubricates, flushes and cools the body.  Water signs are exceptionally sensitive to their environment, particularly to fungi, bacteria and viruses.  Cancer rules the breasts and the stomach.  This part of the anatomy has always symbolized nourishment and motherhood, and Cancer natives are characterized as protective and clinging.  Men of this sign have well-shaped chests and flat stomachs.  As the most perplexing of the signs, natives of this sign run the gamut of human emotion: they can range from the timid, shy, dull and withdrawn to the brilliant, friendly and famous.

            Tension, anxiety, and emotional stress are the leading causes of illness among Cancerians.  They have delicate stomachs and digestive problems, are prone to ulcers, gall bladder upsets, gas pains, nausea and gastritis.  The health is not robust, particularly in childhood, and many suffer from upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis.

            The Moon, Cancer's ruler, has dominion over the breasts and the alimentary canal, heightening the susceptibility of Cancerians in these areas. 

            As a cardinal water sign, Cancer symbolizes the cooling, healing principle of sensitivity and empathy with others, and correlates with the principle of action and initiating movements of energy in a definitive direction
.

            The Cancerian’s “cell salt” is calcium fluoride, which unites with albumen and oil in the body’s system to keep elastic and connective tissues healthy.  It is also an important ingredient in tooth enamel, fingernails, bones, and the lens of the eyes.  Deficiency of this mineral can cause varicose veins, receding gums, curvature of the spine, and eye problems.  Food sources for calcium fluoride are egg yolks, whole grain rye, yogurt, beets, fish and oysters, as well as milk, cheese, kale, lettuce and tomatoes.  Cancerians are prone to skin disorders when there is a lack of calcium in their diet.  Starches and sugar cause them constipation, and salt produces bloating.  Natives of this sign should stay away from spicy, highly seasoned food, and should forego hot pepper sauce and horseradish.

            Alteratives are the category of herbs used in treating toxicity of the blood, infections, arthritis, cancer and skin eruptions.  This category of herbs may be used in various health conditions, spanning several body systems.  Alterative herbs help the whole body to assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste products of metabolism.  The choice of alterative depends upon matching the properties of the appropriate herb with the specific nature of the condition being treated.  Hence, red clover is used to treat cancer because of its effects on protein assimilation; echinacea is used to neutralize acid conditions in the blood associated with a stagnation of lymphatic fluids because of its antiseptic properties; sarsaparilla may be use when diuretic properties are needed, as with infections; cascara sagrada is used when a laxative is required to eliminate toxic conditions resulting from constipation; dandelion root combines hepatic (liver) tonic properties and diuretic properties and is particularly useful for treating chronic problems of blood toxicity; elder flowers have diaphoretic properties, and are thus used to purify the blood during treatment of colds and the flu.  Using liver herbs, together with intestinal cleansers, can work to directly release the burden of toxic overload that can, over time, have negative repercussions on all our body systems, and our state of metal health in general.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Excerpt: CIRCULATORY (Diabetes problems) SYSTEM (LEO)

I must apologize for not posting in a while, but I am working feverishly in getting my book out . . . which was due to be released today!!! I am still cranking out the final touches of the book, waiting for reviews to come in, etc., so that will take an extra couple of weeks before the book will be totally complete.  I ask your indulgence and thank you for your patience, as you are probably no more excited than I am to get the book in your hands.

Here is an excerpt from one of the chapters.



CHAPTER:  Circulatory System/Leo

The heart works closely with the lungs to gain oxygenated blood, with the digestive system to obtain nutrients, and with the kidneys, the body’s main filtering system.  Your blood constantly flows through your kidneys to be purified or filtered.  More than 500 grains of waste matter, acids and poisons have to be removed from the blood through the kidneys every twenty-four hours.  When they fail to do this filtering you might feel depressed and tired, restless at night, with headaches and pains in the back.  There might be scanty urine or a desire to urinate frequently.  Here is where diuretic herbs come into play.  Some diuretics increase the flow of urine by stimulating the cells in the kidneys to excrete more urine, while others improve the blood circulation in the kidneys so that the fresh blood brings more fluids and wastes to be eliminated, which then forms into urine.  Other herbs stimulate the secreting cells or nerves of the kidney tissue, which include buchu, uva ursi, juniper berries, corn silk, fennel, cubeb, and pipsissewa.  Diuretic herbs will be covered thoroughly in the chapter on the Excretory System.

Circulatory problems in diabetics are related to high sugar levels, which impairs the ability of the body to heal wounds.  When the pancreas aren't able to produce sufficient insulin to convert glucose' sugar into energy in the cells (diabetes), the glucose then continues to circulate and accumulate in the blood, which can become very dangerous for diabetics.  A number of organs are affected by diabetes: kidney, pancreas, spleen, liver and gall bladder.  Herbs like uva ursi, parsley root, gentian root, red raspberry leaves, buchu leaves, saw palmetto berries, kelp and bladder wrack all contain chemical ingredients that promote the body's ability to reduce high blood sugar.  

The heart regulates this flow of blood via the blood vessels.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the heart stores the Spirit, manifests in the face and opens into the tongue.  This means that the heart is the root of life and generates all changes in the spirit, which might manifest as heart palpitations, forgetfulness, insomnia, excessive dreaming, disturbed sleep and a feeling of unease.  It also means that one of the indicators of the health of the heart is the complexion.  If one has a normal reddish completion or a pale complexion, that might indicate an abundant, or insufficient, heart blood, respectively.  A purplish facial complexion would be indicative of stagnant heart blood.  Sometimes too much mucus may also contribute to the obstruction of blood, indicated by a thick, greasy tongue coating.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

WOMAN'S HERB: CHASTE BERRY (VITEX)

“The Women’s Herb.”  Ahhh, there are quite a few.  My favorite is red raspberry.  Another known for its benefit to women is slippery elm.  CHASTE BERRY (also called 
vitex) is yet another.

Chaste berry is used to support a healthy and regular menstrual cycle, and to treat many imbalances of the female reproductive system, including infertility (and preventing 
miscarriages) when used with red raspberry, false unicorn root and black haw.  It also helps the uterus expel the placenta after childbirth and for increasing breast milk.  

When combined with other herbs, chaste berries are known to support both menopausal and post-menopausal health, as it treats PMS and hot flashes.

Vitex is also used to bring significant relief for women who suffer from premenstrual breast tenderness and pain associated with “lumpy” fibrocystic breasts.

You can also use vitex to treat acne, nervousness, dementia, joint conditions, colds, upset stomach, spleen disorders, headaches, migraine, eye pain, body inflammation and 
swelling.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

ONE SHOT HERB for hi calcium, minerals and B vitamins: OATSTRAW



Oatstraw (Avena sativa) is the herb of longevity in the Auryuvedic system of India. It restores nervous system integrity, emotional flexibility, and sexual flow. Oats and oatstraw are exceptionally good at nourishing heart health and moderating cholesterol. Oatstraw infusion (not tea, not tincture, not capsules) provides lots of protein, all macro- and trace-mineral in high amounts, and very high amounts of B vitamins - excepting vitamin B12.

   A cup of oatstraw infusion contains more than 300 milligrams of calcium plus generous amounts of many other minerals. Its steroidal saponins nourish the pancreas and liver, improving digestion and stabilizing moods. Oatstraw is best known however for its ability to enhance libido and mellow the mood. Do be careful whom you share it with, or you may find yourself sowing some wild oats. 

Oatstraw infusion is another favorite of those who want to feel less anxious. Preparation is the same as for nettle infusion; remember to avoid tea bags and capsules. The taste of oatstraw is softer and more mellow; you will enjoy it warm with a little honey. It is especially useful for those whose anxiety is combined with excessive nervous energy. 


Oatstraw infusion builds deep energy for the next day, especially when you have been riding an emotional roller coaster. Oatstraw nourishes the nerves, easing anxiety and improving our ability to live with uncertainty. 

Oatstraw infusion (not tea, tincture, or capsules) has been an ally for depressed women since earliest times. Gentle Avena nourishes the nerves and helps you remember why life is worth living. Oatstraw infusions have helped when muscles that lack minerals -- especially calcium and magnesium -- go into spasms and quiver. If this sounds like your legs, reach for a big glass of nourishing oatstraw infusion.




Enjoy Susan Weed's video on how to make the Infusion!!!





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Friday, July 10, 2015

Don't Miss the 1st BOOK LAUNCH DISCUSSION GROUP



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Monday, July 6, 2015

ORDER YOUR BOOK NOW: the "Pre-Order" Book Launch page HAS LAUNCHED!!!

Please make note of the corrected web address 
for this book launch page:
booklaunch.io/Zakiyyah/theenergeticsofherbs


Now you can "pre-order" your copy before it even 
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Thanks for all your support.  It is soo very much appreciated.

I will continue with chapter updates as they take shape.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Herbs for Prostate Treatment plus BONUS 5min VIDEO

Prostate cancer is the most common and second leading type of cancer death in men, after lung cancer. There is not enough known about what causes prostate cancer and how to prevent it. Yet the disease is treatable if found in early stages.

This can be a challenge, since prostate cancer can show no symptoms until it has spread to other parts of the body. Stay ahead of the game – get an annual checkup (plus prostate screening).



Here are some herbs that you can use to treat a variety of these symptoms: Ginseng, fenugreek, parsley, oats, pumpkin seeds, kelp, melilot, bee pollen, buchu leaves, juniper berries, echinacea, golden seal, chaparral, sarsaparilla, wild yam root, yellow dock, yarrow, mullein, horsetail.

For urinary tract infection: Black walnut bark-1/4pt, buchu leaves-1pt, chaparral-1/2pt, echinacea-1/4pt, hawthorn berries-1/4pt, wild yam root-1/4pt, marshmallow-1/2pt.

For prostate cancer: buchu leaves-1pt, juniper berries-1/4pt, echinacea-1/2pt, golden seal-1/4pt, chaparral-1pt, kelp-1/2pt, sarsaparilla-1pt, wild yam root-1/4pt, yellow dock-1pt, yarrow-1/2pt, black walnut bark-1/2pt. Painful urination: buchu leaves-1pt, juniper berries-1/2pt, marshmallow-1pt, parsley-1/2pt, yarrow-1/2pt.

CAUTION – do not take juniper berries if you have any type of kidney disease or infection.

Male Anatomy of Reproduction: The Prostate
Men younger than 50 who have a bladder infection should see a doctor to determine the cause (since it is so rare).  Men over 50 with recurring bladder infections most likely need to address their prostate health while also dealing with the acute infection.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Basics for Making Healing Herbal Teas at Home for Everyone ~ INCLUDING CHILDREN AND BABIES

KITCHEN HERBOLOGY


 How to make your own cup of delicious herbal tea that is 
warming, healing and easy to  
make.


The basics:
~ Don't boil the soft/yin parts of the herb: the flowers and soft leaves.

~ Do not boil any herb that is powdered. Add it to the tea bag after boiling is done, while the tea is steeping.

~ Boil the hard/yang parts of the herb: the stems, roots and berries (to release and activate the healing properties).

~ Steep your tea: steep means to keep covered and sit for 15-20 minutes before drinking. You can put the saucer on top of the tea cup to steep it.

~ While boiling herbs - always keep the pot covered. When your blend contains yin/flowers and yang/roots mixed together, drop the tea bag in boiling water for 5min (covered) - remove from flame and let steep for 15-20min before drinking.  Use 're-usable' cotton tea bags. Uncovered, the therapeutic properties will escape; covered, they rise with the steam but then fall back into the water.

I've selected a few herbs from three common groups of healing herbs. You can pick two or three herbs to make a nice cup of tea that is also calming and healing.  Choose one or two from one or all three groups.

DO NOT SWEETEN WITH SUGAR.  USE RAW HONEY.  'Sugar(s)' kill the therapeutic properties of the herbs.

NOTE:
pt = part, that could be 1oz or 1 lb - depending on how much of the formula you want to end up with. 1/2 pt = 1/2 ounce or 1/2 pound. 1/4 pt = 1/4 ounce or 1/4 pound.  


FOR EXAMPLE: the first blend: 1pt chamomile, 1/4 pt schizandra and 1/2pt St. Johnswort ~ in ounces = 1 3/4 ounces of the blend.  If you want to make more to last longer than just a few cups of tea, increase your "part" to equal maybe 4 oz. Then you'd have 7oz (almost a 1/2 pound) of your blend. 

Store your new formulas in glass jars (use labels with herbs contained in each formula). Simply wash out and save your food jars.  That's how I started many years ago.

Calming Herbshops, lemon balm, valerian*, lavender, red clover, catnip, 
St. Johnswort, schizandra**, motherwort, skullcap, chamomile
Suggested blend: chamomile (1pt), schizandra (1/4 pt), St. Johnswort (1/2 pt) - mix together - take 1-2 tsps per cup boiling water for desired strength/taste.

Herbs that break up chest congestioncoltsfoot, mullein, plantain leaves (not the banana), eucalyptus, lungwort, chaparral*, elecampane*, peppermint, orange peel
Suggested blend: eucalpytus (1pt), coltsfoot (1/2pt), orange peel (1/4pt) - mix together - take 1-2 tsps per cup boiling water for desired strength/taste.

Blood circulation /heart herbsmotherwort, hawthorn berries***, cayenne, garlic
Suggested blend: red clover (1pt), hawthorn berries (1/4 pt), St. Johnswort (1/2 pt) - mix together - take 1-2 tsps per cup boiling water to taste.

TIPS
~ Next time you eat an orange, save the peel, let it air dry on a white paper towel (also cover to keep off dust while drying), and jar for future use in teas.
~ To make a pot of tea (1-2qts) add 6-8tsp of desired blend and steep as usual. 
~ Look up each of the herbs you choose; they each have so very, many, good health benefits.
~ DAILY use of herb teas can begin to shift ANY ailment you suffer from, and begin to heal your body. (If you can't handle the taste, make the same formula into capsules!)
~ CREATE YOUR OWN HERBAL HONEY - Simply take any formula and add it to a jar of honey.  Voilla!!!

~ FOR CHILDREN: Use your mints PLUS St. Johnswort to calm children. It
For sleep, I would use any of the 
mints (1pt) with a small amount 
(1/4pt) of hops
could be their daily morning cup of tea.  
(1 part mint, 1/4 part St. Johnswort; increase
 the St. Johnswort for desired strength) You can also use any of the herbs

 that break up mucus congestion during the
 cold/flu season.Suggested blend: Lemon balm 1pt, coltsfoot 1pt, peppermint 2pts, wild cherry bark 1pt. ~ mix together - take 1 tsp per cup boiling water to taste; then let them add a piece of the dried orange peel (while steeping) to float in the tea while they drink it.

NOTE: Herbs, for the most part, are NOT flavorful.  Very few are "tasty." They were created to heal, not stimulate the pallet.  So use smaller amounts of the general healing herbs, and larger amounts of the mints to enhance the flavor.  Add raw honey to sweeten.
___________________
*   Very  
strong taste (not so pleasant)
**  Balances the 5 elements
*** 
May be contraindicated if you take heart medication. Please consult your physician 
     before use.



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Two Herbs for HEMORRHOIDS / VARICOSE VEINS / WOMEN (Prenancy/Menses) / URINARY TRACT / KIDNEY STONES

On Sunday my Post offered you a variety of ways to restore balance to the 1st Root Chakra, which rules the kidneys and bladder.  This Chakra can be improved with regular practice of the standing postures in yoga, eating protein enriched foods and taking herbs that helps restore balance to the two organs of fluid elimination.  Two of the Herbs I suggested to maintain/restore balance of the kidneys and bladder are purple loosestrife and gravel root.  Because they are both VERY EXCELLENT HERBS, I thought you should know a little more about each of them.


PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE
Purple loosestrife offers great potential as a valuable and practically useful medicinal, possessing an admirable balance of astringent and mucilaginous properties. This may seem odd if you think of astringents as being drying and mucilage as being moistening, but remember that astringents do not dehydrate tissues, they tighten and restore tone to them, and in doing they lessen over-secretion.  So purple loosestrife restores tone to tissues while also bathing them in a soothing mucilage, which eases inflammation and ensures lubrication.  People also use purple loosestrife as a tea for diarrhea, intestinal problems, and bacterial infections.   They also use it for swelling and as a drying agent and women use it for menstrual problems.  I find that including more leaves and stems in preparations yields a more astringent medicine, while collecting mostly the flowering spikes increases the presence of mucilage in water based preparations.

Purple loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for swollen (varicose) veins, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids and eczema.

Gravel root has many common names to indicate both its botanical appearance and also its medicinal uses. It is called Queen of the meadow because it stands so high and the purple hue of its flowers make it somewhat majestic in appearance. It is called Joe Pye weed because one native American of that name used it extensively in his practice. It is called Gravel root because it has the ability to remove and to a certain degree dissolve kidney stones or gravel. It is a member of the large boneset family of herbs, many of which are well none for their medicinal value. Gravel root is underused in medicine today because most people just think of it for removing kidney stones and overlook its other uses especially in the genito-urinary tract of women.  Gravel should be thought of in all disorders of the urinary tract. It is a very efficient diuretic and is indicated in bed wetting. Gravel root is useful in pregnancy when a cough dispels urine.

I have had excellent success with gravel root for its use in the reproductive disorders of women because of its ability to tone and restore balance to the uterous. It specifically refers to its use in retro version, prolapsus, introversion, etc, all conditions where dysplasia has occurred.  Gravel root is very safe and the dosage can be increased according to the condition. For normal diuretic use the dosage of 15 to 30 drops is usually very helpful. In our experience the dosage in quantity is not the most important aspect of medical application, but the frequency of dosage. The normal dosage of 15 to 30 drops, probably the 30 drops would be minimum for an adult and should be repeated as many as 6 times a day in acute conditions. This will result in a much more active result and hasten the healing. Gravel root has no toxicity so the dosage can be quite large without fear.

Here is one healer's experience with Gravel Root: "This could be a cause of sterility and that condition is what I originally had success in with Gravel root. I combined it with black cohosh and squaw vine in a case of long standing sterility with good success. This is a well documented case where the lady was under the care of an expert midwife and much effort had failed. I personally knew the lady and while contemplating her situation remembered her having a car wreck where she broke her hip among other things. Although the accident was many years removed, when reading about sterility caused by dysplasia and similar conditions, I thought that this might be the cause of sterility in this case, as she was otherwise a very health conscious person who had tried all available means. After taking the Gravel root about a month or two she conceived. The midwife was convinced that it made the difference. Since I have used it in many cases and thus far have always been satisfied.


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