20 Healing Herbs That Should be in Your Kitchen

Herbs are nature’s gift to us that can be used as an alternative medicine. Here’s a list of 20 healing herbs that should always be in your kitchen.

You should always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions they have regarding their health or a medical condition. 

Sage

Common uses: The evergreen shrub is popularly used to cure a sore throat, digestive problems, excessive sweating and depression. It also helps women reduce hot flashes during menopause.

Be aware: Sage can be unsafe for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Diabetic patients are also advised to use it with caution as it may lower their blood sugar level.

Garlic

Common uses: Regular use of the species in the onion family has been known to modestly reduce high blood pressure, heart diseases, sinus and fungal infections. It can also prevent cancer of various types including colon, rectal and lung.

Be aware: Nursing and pregnant women should not use garlic heavily.

Calendula

Common uses: The plant from the daisy family has been known to reduce pain, inflammation, fever, menstrual cramps, stomach ulcers and skin rashes.

Be aware: Calendula may cause an allergic reaction.

Elderberry

Common uses: Owing to its immune-boosting properties, the flowering plant is used to treat flu, cold and sinus. It’s also used as a laxative to treat constipation.

Be aware: Raw consumption of elderberry is possibly unsafe.

Nettle

Common uses: The flowering plant is commonly used to relieve urinary problems, joint ailments, kidney stones and seasonal allergies. It can be used as a cooked vegetable or tea.

Be aware: It is advisable for pregnant women to avoid nettle as it may lead to miscarriage.

Ginger

Common uses: The root of the spice is widely used to treat digestive problems, body pain, nausea, cough, cold and menstrual cramps.

Be aware: It may cause heartburn or stomach problems if consumed in high quantity.

Ginseng

Common uses: The plant is used to fight intestinal infection, fatigue, cold, flu, sleeping disorders and bleeding disorders. It can be beneficial for erectile dysfunction as well.

Be aware: It may lower blood sugar, drastically in the case of diabetic patients.

Horse chestnut

Common uses: The herb’s seeds and leaves are used for the treatment of eczema, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, digestive disorders, malaria and joint pain.

Be aware: Unprocessed seeds may be toxic.

Echinacea

Common uses: With its antiviral and immune-enhancing properties, the flowering plant from the daisy family is popularly used to fight infection — including vaginal, respiratory, blood and gum.

Be aware: An allergic reaction to echinacea is possible.

Hops

Common uses: The flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus can be used to treat sleep disorders, restlessness, tuberculosis, leg ulcer and breast cancer.

Be aware: It can cause sedation.

Marshmallow

Common uses: Leaves and roots of the plant can be used to treat inflammation of the mucous membrane, sore throat, dry cough, skin ulcers and heart burn.

Be aware: After the consumption of the herb, the absorption of oral medication may slow down for a few hours.

Cranberry

Common uses: The evergreen shrub is used to fight urinary tract infections (UTIs), cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic prostatitis. 

Be aware: People allergic to aspirin may need to control the consumption of cranberry as it contains salicylic acid, which is similar to aspirin.

Milk thistle

Common uses: The flowering herb is often used for liver disorders, kidney diseases, intestinal issues and menopausal symptoms. Some even use it to treat diabetes and different types of cancer including prostate, lung, colon and breast.

Be aware: People who are sensitive to the asteraceae/compositae plant family may have an allergic reaction to this herb.

Hibiscus

Common uses: The bushy plant has been found to be helpful in treating high blood pressure, respiratory inflammation, heart and nerve diseases and stomach disorders.

Be aware: Diabetic patients are advised to consult their doctor before the consumption of hibiscus. It is also not recommended for pregnant women.

Licorice

Common uses: Widely used for digestive problems, the plant can be used for cough, sore throat, liver diseases, prostate cancer, food poisoning and tuberculosis.

Be aware: A heavy dose of licorice is not advisable as it may increase blood pressure.

Lemon balm

Common uses: The herb from the mint family can reduce intestinal pain, bloating, nausea, sores, menstrual cramps and certain mental disorders such as anxiety and hysteria.

Be aware: It may cause drowsiness if consumed along with medications that are used during and after surgery.

St. John’s wort

Common uses: The flowering plant is believed to be effective for depression and related problems, menstrual pain, heart palpitations and seasonal affective disorder.

Be aware: It is advisable to consult your physician before its consumption, as it has a high herb-drug interaction.

Mullein

Common uses: The leaves of the flowering plant are primarily used to cure cough, sore throat, cold, pneumonia, asthma, flu and gout.

Be aware: Avoid the consumption if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Cinnamon

Common uses: The spice is popularly used for digestive problems, infections, menopausal problems, chest pain, hernia and kidney problems.

Be aware: Diabetics should use it with caution, as it lowers blood sugar.

Turmeric

Common uses: The plant from the ginger family is effective for arthritis, stomach ache, heartburn, liver disease, lung infection and Alzheimer’s disease. It is considered helpful in treating infection, bruises, cuts and injuries.

Be aware: Turmeric can exacerbate gallbladder problems.

Disclaimer: “Views expressed in this article are the author’s own and MSN does not endorse them in any way. Neither can MSN independently verify any claims made in the article. You should consult your physician before starting any weight loss or health management programme to determine if it is right for your needs.”

I wish to thank MSN for publishing this forward thinking article. Blessings, Bobby

Latest Studies Show Glutathione Fights Degenerative Diseases

Please take the time to read this short article it could save your life.

Today almost 1 out of every 3 Americans is suffering from some degenerative disease. The two significant culpurts, cancer, and heart disease now kills more than a million people each year here in the states.

Scientific studies and are showing that these diseases in part are related to a deficiency in glutathione.  Glutathiones job is to neutralize toxins, and protect our bodies from illness, increase our longevity by guarding our cells from oxidative stress. As we get older, our glutathione levels significantly decrease, while degenerative diseases increase.

Glutathione is produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body. It is composed of the amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine). Glutathione works by binding to harmful free radicals while it supports the function of the T-cells – which are needed to ensure a healthy and balanced an immune system which assists in DNA repair.

Foods That Increase Glutathione Production

  • Veggies loaded with Sulfur. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, and shallots
  • Fruits packed with vitamin C. Areola cherries, citrus, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and watermelon.
  • Eat selenium-rich foods like brazil nuts. For those of you who are meat-eaters eat it sparingly and make sure it’s naturally environmentally farm-raised organic, beef, buffalo, chicken, and fish.
  • I also like to supplement with herbs when necessary using selenium, milk thistle, and Tumeric.
  • Though not a food getting a good night’s sleep is very important for the assimilation of these foods to help the liver make the Glutathione.

Wishing you good health and every blessing. Bobby

How To Grow Buckwheat Lettuce Micro-Green Sprouts

“Filled with essential vitamins, proteins, and enzymes that cleanse, rejuvenate, and heal the body, sprouts just might be the perfect food.” Dr. Ann Wigmore

  • Soak 1/4 cup of seeds in fresh cold water for 8-12 hours. Try not to use chlorinated water. You will not soak seeds again. Only rinse them going forward.
  • Drain the water off of the seeds and rinse them thoroughly under cool water. ( A colander works well for this process.)
  • Rinse and Drain with cool water every 8-12 hours – until your seeds have a small root showing. (you can use a sprouting bag to making rinsing and sprouting easy)
  • Pour the sprouted seeds in a tray or dish with about 1inch or 3 centimeters of moist compost soil. (you do not plant them)
  • Cover the seeds with another tray or plate, to keep light out and moisture in.
  • Keep your compost moist, only water lightly as needed. Don’t soak the soil!
  • When the buckwheat begins to show leaves, remove the cover, and move them to a sunny or well-lit location in your home.
  • Harvest the buckwheat lettuce with scissors when the leaves are open and green.

Buckwheat Lettuce is easy to grow and when we incorporate them in to our diet they strengthen our immune system, boost our metabolism, and increase our energy levels.

Sending love, healing and every blessing. Bobby

Simple Healthful Herbs And Healing Foods For Your Children

One of our past guests had just become a new grandmother and she asked my opinion on raw living foods for children and if children could eat herbs when they were sick. That is why I am writing this article  — because she asked me to help her and because I thought some of our other past guests and readers could benefit from how I answered her questions.

Keeping our children healthy is our primary purpose as parents and grandparents.  The living foods lifestyle is the strongest health foundation you can give your child, yet there are times when parents must consider additional modalities when helping their children through an illness.  It’s my hope that you will never have to use any of the following herbs or concoctions, but if you do, keep in mind herbs can interact with other herbs, supplements and/or medications. For these reasons, you should only give herbs to a child when under the supervision of a health care practitioner. So if you do want to use these time-tested protocols, please consult your healthcare provider for diagnosis and medical advice before giving them to your children.

The following list of symptoms and the herbs and concoctions used to address them is by no means meant to be a comprehensive listing and only reflects some of the protocols I am personally aware of.  If you have found other simple protocols please feel free to add them to the comments.  I would love to hear from you.

Blessings,

Bobby

Herbs and Protocols

Colic:  When your child cries for extended periods (1-2 hours), pulls its legs up to the belly, or extends its legs out and will not calm down they may be experiencing colic.  Mild, yet effective herbal teas made from Anise, Catnip, Caraway or Fennel and Peppermint have been used by mothers to soothe their children’s colic.

Colds: When your child is suffering from a cold you also suffer.  All of these herbs and concoctions will really help your child when they are fighting a cold. Your first line of defense should be used early and often. Echinacea is a great all round herb which provides immune support and may help protect your child from viral and bacterial infections.   I also like Anise as it will help with breaking up the mucus and make it easier for your child to breath and get mucus out of his/her body.  You may also want to make a Chamomile tea, infused with peppermint, licorice and lemon balm. This concoction will help calm your child’s cough and works as an expectorant. If your child is older you may want to talk to your health care provider about Mullen tea.

Constipation:  Good hydration is the most effective way to relieve constipation and this is easy to achieve when your child is getting plenty of pure water along with raw fruits and vegetables which contain large amounts of water. Also, a blend of Chamomile and Marigold teas will help prevent constipation, while gently helping your little one’s bowels to move.  Two other good herbs are aloe and Sienna both possesses laxative action and act on your child’s large intestine to stimulate peristalsis.

Cough: When your child coughs it is a sign that his/her body is attempting to an inflamed (croup- dry cough) or mucus congested airway (wet cough).  All of the herbal remedies I’m sharing with you will decrease inflammation, reduce mucus production and have a soothing relaxing effect that quickly helps stop the coughing.   Warm herbal tea with licorice, honey (only give honey to children who are at least 1 year old) and a little lemon juice is excellent for helping ease the tickle that sets off a cough.  Children of all ages who have coughs benefit from running a humidifier with eucalyptus oil in the water as it will break up mucus and soothe your child’s coughing reflex.  Make sure the humidifier is out of your child’s reach, or use a cold humidifier.  Also, if your child is over 1 year old give them a spoonful of honey with a little lemon mixed in before they go to bed as this will help alleviate soreness.  There are many wonderful natural herbal cough syrups that you can make or purchase.  Contact your health care for recipes and suggestions.  Don’t forget to keep checking your child’s temperature and to keep him/her hydrated.

Cradle Cap: Consists of dead skin cells which remain attached to your babies head. These dead skin cells block your baby’s pores and mix with body oils.  Cradle Cap usually appears within the first days of your child’s life.  Your child will not usually experience itching or pain with Cradle Cap.  Before bedtime you can rinse your baby’s head with a simple warm mixture of  Calendula and Comfrey, then let the baby’s scalp air dry, then massage organic olive oil mixed with lavender and mullein into the scalp and leave it in overnight, wash it away with mild natural soap and water each morning. The Cradle Cap should disappear within a few days.  Seborrhea- is a form of Cradle Cap that has formed on other areas of the body.

Diaper Rash:  Is usually caused by a diaper containing urine/stool and the material of the diaper rubbing against the child’s skin.  The way to identify this type of rash is to look at the folds of the skin (which are more protected) if they are not red, you have diaper rash caused by simple irritation.   Most other diaper rashes are caused by yeast or bacterial infections. The yeast rash will show up bright red, often with small red pimples on the outer edges.  The bacterial rash will have fluid-filled pimples which look yellowish with some crusty areas.

Diarrhea: As your child begins to eat different combinations of foods the bowels sometime will react and your child may get diarrhea. To alleviate the discomfort associated with diarrhea, you may want to have your child eat fresh grated raw or lightly steamed carrots, mixed with equal parts applesauce (include the apple’s skin).  I also like raspberry and peppermint tea blended, as this concoction helps to stop cramping, calms diarrhea and will also help lower a fever.

Earache: If your child experiences regular earaches or earaches which last more than 12 hours be sure to contact your physician.  Usually, earaches accompany colds and coughs. If you are a smoker stop!  Smoke from cigarettes plays a major role in many children’s earaches.  Before giving your child herbs or medications, try sitting him/her up and placing a cool washcloth on the ear that is troubling them.  If your child is old enough to chew gum give him/her a piece of herbal chewing gum, as this can sometimes lower the pain. As long as your child’s eardrum is not punctured you may want to warm some olive oil and add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract along with a drop of garlic and tea tree oil. Place a piece of warm cotton in the ear and lay a warm, slightly damp cloth over the ear and begin a vaporizer that has eucalyptus oil in it. You may repeat putting on warm clothes until your child’s ear stops hurting.  Should your child’s earache not subside, you should contact your physician.

Teething: Children seeking comfort from the pain of teething can use lemon balm as a tea or can chew on a washcloth soaked in the tea.

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Always contact your physician if you have a question about your Childs health.  Do not give your child any type of medicine or herb without consulting the Childs physician.  The information contained in this article is for educational and entertainment purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, or treat any sickness, or disease.

Help For Those Who Suffer From Fibromyalgia

At Creative Health Institute we are blessed to eat only organic, raw and living foods. Dr. Ann Wigmore taught us nothing is more powerful than a living food diet, especially when it comes to addressing and overcoming our health challenges. 

Unfortunately many people do not understand the benefits of the lifestyle Dr. Ann Wigmore taught us, thus they unnecessarily suffer from many sicknesses and diseases, which they could easily avoid by just eating a living food diet.

We recently had a guest who was suffering from Fibromyalgia and not adhering to a living food diet, therefore she found it necessary to resort to these herbs and supplements which she felt help her overcome her health challenge. If you are not adhering to a living food diet, and suffering form Fibromyalgia you may also benefit from this regiment of herbs and supplements.

Love and blessings,

Bobby

Herbs that may help relieve the symptoms of  Fibromyalgia?

The following herbs may be helpful as an aid in relieving symptoms of this condition:

Evening Primrose oil eases rheumatoid pain.

Ginger harbors anti-inflammatory properties making it useful in the management of many disorders marked by swelling and pain.

Ginkgo biloba is an antioxidant that improves circulation and brain function.

Gotu Kola has anti-inflammatory effects and improves the flow of blood throughout the body by strengthening the veins and capillaries.

Olive Leaf boosts the immune system. Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia sufferers are often helped by olive leaf extract. Olive leaf extract boosts energy, lift the sprit, Takes about 30 days to experience the full effect.

St. John’s Wort assists in raising serotonin levels which can improve pain tolerance.

Turmeric harbors potent antioxidant properties which makes the herb a fighter of free radical damage. Turmeric has also shown to harbor powerful anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate muscle pain and swelling.

Using Kava Kava or Valerian to aid sleep will assist the patient in combating fatigue associated with Fibromyalgia.

Vitamin C and grape seed extracts are powerful anti-oxidants and protect cells from damage.

Supplements that may help relieve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Acetyl-l-Carnitine Addresses all symptoms and has a positive effect on the reduction of fibromyalgia associated pain.

Flax oil supplementation has also been found to provide relief for pain as well as the depression associated with fibromyalgia. It would make sense that ground flax may produce the same result maybe even better.

Magnesium helps to relax muscles. Prevents muscle spasms.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur compound that is used to relieve pain.

SAMe helps in stress-relief, depression, eases pain, and it also produces antioxidant effects that may improve liver health.

The B vitamins are essential for increased energy and normal brain function.

5-HTP short for 5-hydroxytryptophan has calming effects and improves anxiety and symptoms of fibromyalgia.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.  If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan 49094

Questions? 866.426.1213

Simple Healthful Herbs And Healing Foods For Your Children

 

 

One of our past guests had just become a new grandmother and she asked my opinion on raw living foods for children and if children could eat herbs when they were sick. That is why I am writing this article  — because she asked me to help her and because I thought some of our other past guests and readers could benefit from how I answered her questions.

Keeping our children healthy is our primary purpose as parents and grandparents.  The living foods lifestyle is the strongest health foundation you can give your child, yet there are times when parents must consider additional modalities when helping their children through an illness.  It’s my hope that you will never have to use any of the following herbs or concoctions, but if you do, keep in mind that herbs can interact with other herbs, supplements and/or medications. For these reasons, you should only give herbs to a child when under the supervision of a health care practitioner. So if you do want to use these time-tested protocols, please consult your healthcare provider for diagnosis and medical advice before giving them to your children.

The following list of symptoms and the herbs and concoctions used to address them is by no means meant to be a comprehensive listing and only reflects some of the protocols I am personally aware of.  If you have found other simple protocols please feel free to add them to the comments.  I would love to hear from you.

Blessings,

Bobby

Herbs and Protocols

Colic:  When your child cries for extended periods (1-2 hours), pulls its legs up to the belly, or extends its legs out and will not calm down they may be experiencing colic.  Mild, yet effective herbal teas made from Anise, Catnip, Caraway or Fennel, and Peppermint have been used by mothers to sooth their children’s colic.

Colds: When your child is suffering from a cold you also suffer.  All of these herb and concoctions will really help your child when they are fighting a cold. Your first line of defense should be used early and often. Echinacea is a great all round herb which provides immune support and may help protect your child from viral and bacterial infections.   I also like Anise  as it will help with breaking up the mucus and make it easier for your child to breath and  get the mucous out of his/her body.  You may also want to make a Chamomile tea, infused with peppermint, licorice and lemon balm. This concoction will help calm your child’s cough and works as an expectorant. If your child is older you may want to talk to your health care provider about Mullen tea.

Constipation:  Good hydration is the most effective way to relive constipation and this is easy to achieve, when your child is getting plenty of pure water along with raw fruits and vegetables which contain large amounts of water. Also a blend of Chamomile and Marigold teas will help prevent constipation, while gently helping your little one’s bowels to move.  Two other good herbs are aloe and sienna both possesses laxative action and act on your child’s large intestine to stimulate peristalsis.

Cough:When your child coughs it is a sign that his/her body is attempting to an inflamed (croup- dry cough) or mucus congested airway (wet cough).  All of the herbal remedies I’m sharing with you will decrease inflammation, reduce mucus production and have a soothing relaxing affect that quickly helps stop the coughing.   Warm herbal tea with licorice, honey (only give honey to children who are at least 1 years old) and a little lemon juice is excellent for helping ease the tickle that sets off a cough.  Children of all ages who have coughs benefit from running a humidifier with eucalyptus oil in the water as it will break up mucus and soothe your child’s coughing reflex.  Make sure the humidifier is out of your child’s reach, or use a cold humidifier.  Also, if your child is over 1 years old give them a spoonful of honey with a little lemon mixed in before they go to bed as this will help alleviate soreness.  There are many wonderful natural herbal cough syrups that you can make or purchase.  Contact your health care for recipes and suggestions.  Don’t forget to keep checking your child’s temperature and to keep him/her hydrated.

Cradle Cap: Consists of dead skin cells which remain attached to your babies head. These dead skin cells block your baby’s pores and mix with body oils.  Cradle Cap usually appears within the first days of your child’s life.  Your child will not usually experience itching or pain with Cradle Cap.  Before bedtime you can rinse your baby’s head with a simple warm mixture of  Alendula and Comfrey, then let the baby’s scalp air dry, then massage organic olive oil mixed with lavender and mullein into the scalp and leave it in overnight, wash it away with mild natural soap and water each morning. The Cradle Cap should disappear within a few days.  Seborrhea- is a form of Cradle Cap that has formed on other areas of the body.

Diaper Rash:  Is usually caused by a diaper containing urine/stool and the material of the diaper rubbing against the child’s skin.  The way to identify this type of rash is to look at the folds of the skin (which are more protected) if they are not red, you have diaper rash caused by simple irritation.   Most other diaper rashes are cause by yeast or bacterial infections. The yeast rash will show up bright red, often with small red pimples on the outer edges.  The bacterial rash will have fluid-filled pimples which look yellowish with some crusty areas.

Diarrhea: As your child begins to eat different combinations of foods the bowels sometime will react and your child may get diarrhea. To alleviate the discomfort associated with diarrhea, you may want to have your child eat fresh grated raw or lightly steamed carrots, mixed with equal parts applesauce (include the apples skin).  I also like raspberry and peppermint tea blended, as this concoction helps to stop cramping, calms diarrhea and will also help lower a fever.

Earache: If your child experiences regular earaches or earaches which last more than 12 hours be sure to contact your physician.  Usually earaches accompany colds and coughs. If you are a smoker stop!  Smoke from cigarettes plays a major role in many children’s earaches.  Before giving your child herbs or medications, try sitting him/her up and placing a cool washcloth on the ear that is troubling them.  If your child is old enough to chew gum  give him/her a piece of herbal chewing gum, as this can sometimes lower the pain. As long as your child’s eardrum is not punctured you may want to warm some olive oil and add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract along with a drop of garlic and tea tree oil. Place a piece of warm cotton in the ear and lay a warm, slightly damp cloth over the ear and begin a vaporizer that has eucalyptus oil in it. You may repeat putting on warm cloths until your child ear stops hurting.  Should your child’s earache not subside, you should contact your physician.

Teething:Children seeking comfort from the pain of teething can use lemon balm as a tea or can chew on a washcloth soaked in the tea.

 

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Creative Health Institute is located in Union City, Michigan and is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to educating students about the benefits of raw living foods and teaching them how to share their knowledge with other. You can reach Robert Morgan or the institute at 866.426.1213.

Always contact your physician if you have a question about your Childs health.  Do not give your child any type of medicine or herb without consulting the Childs physician.  The information contained in this article is for educational and entertainment purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, or treat any sickness, or disease.

Pure Herbs – Pure Food

The following list of herbs comes from an organization for which I have the greatest of respect. All of their products are organic and when used as directed the results are amazing. Please feel free to contact Creative Health Institute at 866.426.1213,  if you would like more information on herbs, essential oils, wild foods and raw living foods. Wishing everyone the best of health.
Bobby

Herbs From A-Z

A.-W – Arthritis, rheumatism. (Alfalfa, Juniper Berry, Dandelion Root, Oregon Grape, Echinacea, Knitbone, Wild Rose Hips, Bitter Orange).

Acerola Cherry – Unusually high in natural Vitamin B-1 which provides a sense of well-being.

A.E.A.-B – Asthma, emphysema, Allergies by Dr. Bill Horosh, sinus, upper respiratory congestion. (Indian Tobacco, Herbal Adjustment, Thyme, Wild Rose Hips, Licorice Root).

A.F.-R – Herbal Anti-Flu by Ruben Schwartz kills virus, fights poison. (Herbal Adjustment, Golden Seal, Wild Rose Hips, Licorice Root).

A.G.-W – Anti-Gas, bloating, digestion. (Ginger, Fennel, Catnip, Angelica, Peppermint Leaves).

A.IF.-T – Anti-inflammatory for Females by Tamara Gordiyenko. (Licorice Root, Sage, Chamomile, Calendula, St. John’s wort).

Alfalfa – (liquid or capsules) Food, alterative (good for the whole body), CO-Q 10 source, body nutrients, tonic, joints, stomach and arthritic discomfort, stops excess sweating, deodorizes, pituitary gland nutrient.

All Cells Salts (liquid or capsules) – Complete multi-mineral supplement, all vegetable source, organize minerals and trace elements, constipation, corrects inorganic calcium build-up, energy. (Arrowroot, Atlantic Kelp, Bladderwrack, Irish Moss)

All Heal – General repair, sore throat.

Aloe – Arthritis, bloating, removes poisons and bowel poison.

Alum Root – Hemorrhoids, mouth and throat ulcers, wrinkles, nose bleed, aftershave

A.M.F.-W – Animal Maintenance Formula, complete support for animals, stress. (A.C.S., Vita-Lixir, Mullein, Blessed Thistle, Gentian, Siberian Ginseng, Ol #11, Mugwort).

Angelica – Digestion, colds, anti-gas, flavoring.

A.P.-W – Anti-Plague, excellent antibiotic, underarm deodorant. (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme).

Arnica – Remove physical shock from the nervous system, bumps, bruises, burns, sprains, injuries, vulnerary (promotes healing), operations, genital inflammations, reduces cholesterol, reduces swelling of boils.

Arnica Oil Blend (peanut oil) – Powerful blend for sore muscles, tendons and ligaments. Relief of aches and pains associated with sports injuries, sprains, backache, muscular aches, bruises, including inflammation and the pain of arthritis by Jean Kinnett. (Peanut Oil, Arnica, Indian Tobacco, Rosemary, Universal ER, Wintergreen).

ART.-C Arthritis Relief Team by Pat Castro. (Licorice Root, Devil’s Claw, Yucca, African Aloe).

Ashwagandha – Improved sexual function, energy, concentration, lung problems, and stress from chronic disorders.

Astragalus – Powerful immune system builder, Interferon production, improve appetite, expel poisons, strengthens the ability to digest, repairs chronic lung problems, reduces fluid swellings, provides energy by being an adrenal gland(s) nutrient and increases circulation.

A.T.B.-T � Aid To Blood Thinning. Lessens severity of stroke effects. (Sassafras, Meadowsweet, Willow, Horse Chestnut Leaf, Red Clover Flowers, Guaco, Guacatonga, Gentian, Marshmallow, Gravel Root, Knitbone.

Barberry – Loss of appetite, convalescence, tonic, high blood pressure, excessive menstrual flow, nose bleeds, selenium source, emaciation (skin and bones).

Basil – Bloating, digest better, increase of milk flow.

Bayberry – Deobstruent (removes obstructions), astringent (tighten the tissues), sinuses, nasal polyps, vaginal polyps, tonic, Alimentary Canal mucus cleaner, depurative (purifies), ear and eye problems.

B. & B.-W – Brain and Balance, inner-ear imbalance, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, hearing problems. (Blue Vervain, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Indian Tobacco, Scullcap).

B.C.-W – Blood Cleaner, pollution, toxicity, skin problems, blood poisoning. (Yellow Dock, Burdock, Greasewood, Red Clover, Dandelion Root, Barberry, Yarrow, Sarsaparilla, Gentian, Black Cohosh).

B.D.R.-C – Bone Density Regulator by Pat Courter. (Dulse, Red Clover, Sunflower Seeds, Black Walnut Hulls, Sarsaparilla, Flax, Lapacho, Horsetail, Oatstraw, Knitbone, White Oak Bark, Peppermint Leaf, Ginger Root, Grape Seed, Chippewa Pine, Rhizome Drynariae).

Bee Pollen – Longevity, energy, hormone manufacture, build immunity, surgical dressing, stress, protein.

Bee Pollen “Special” – Energy, stamina, fatigue. (Bee Pollen, Licorice Root, Elderberry).

Bee Propolis – Colds, coughs, flu, viral flu, fevers, antibiotic, bowel poisons.

Bee Propolis (preferred) – Colds, coughs, flu, viral flu, fevers, antibiotic, bowel poisons, neutralizes poisons called “free radicals.”

Beet Root – Liver cleaner & source of sulfur compounds, potassium, magnesium & trace element boron. Provides folic acid. Pushes aluminum out of the nerves and brain.

Big Five – by Pat Courter – Apply especially to spine and neck, relaxes, removes soreness, increase circulation, take poisons out of the nervous system, repairs nervous system, removes physical trauma, do not use if pregnant. (Arnica, B. & N.C.-W, Herbal Adjustment, Ol#11, Rue).

Big Five Plus Two – Just like Big Five but for deeper penetration, external use only, do not use if pregnant. (Arnica, B. & N.C.-W, Herbal Adjustment, Ol#11, Rue, Peppermint Oil, Oil of Cajeput).

Bilberry – Macular Degeneration, white spots under nails, selenium, iron, zinc, manganese, Vitamin C sources.

Bistort – Dry coughs, expels mucus, Vitamin C source.

Bitter Orange – Allergies, hay fever, pollen, pollution, emotional upsets, bronchitis, asthma.

Black Cohosh – Poison antidote, female hormone, lowers blood pressure, promotes normal hair growth, antispasmodic, sedative, support adrenal gland function, meningitis (see: below), allergic reactions.

Black Currant – Repair connective tissue, arthritis, kidney and urinary system, gout, Vitamin C-Complex, Fibromyalgia.

Black Walnut – Antibiotic, antiseptic, tonic, vermifuge (antagonistic to parasites), lymphatic cleaner, apply externally for brown hair color.

Black Walnut Meats – Cartilage repair, hormone manufacturer, manganese, wrinkle control.

Bladderwrack – Weight reduction, energy, colds, stress, iodine source, pushes aluminum out of the brain and nervous system, improves memory.

Blessed Thistle – Oxygenator to brain, heart, lungs and blood system, promotes mother’s milk, chest complaints, catalyst, energy and sense of well-being through oxygenation, menopause, female puberty, improve liver functions, good potassium source.

Blueberry Leaf – Diabetes, urinary complaints, fluid retention, blood building tonic.

Blue Cohosh – Hormone regulator, ease child delivery, genetic taint, regulate menstrual cycle, high in selenium.

Blue Flag – Powerful lymphatic cleanser, liver regulator, dropsy (fluid accumulation), swollen lymph glands, cysts, torpid liver (lazy, clogged liver.

Blue Steele – Used by men and women, restores and enhances sexual activity. (Damiana, Dong Quai, Korean Ginseng, Sarsaparilla, Saw Palmetto, Elderberry, False Unicorn Root, Yokum, Siberian Ginseng, French Vanilla, Wood Betony, Indian Tobacco).

Blue Vervain – Tonic (perks up all body systems), nervine, deobstruent, lymphatic assistance, tranquilizer, expels worms, poison oak, cleans out afterbirth.

B. & N.C.-W – Brain & Nerve Cocktail, feeds and repairs brain and nerve tissue, memory, pituitary, pineal, brain and involuntary nervous system. (Alfalfa, Parsley, Chamomile, Gotu Kola, Barberry, Black Walnut, Scullcap).

Boneset – Viral flu, fevers, builds immunity, Interferon production.

Borage – Joy, calcium source, potassium source.

B.P.-W – Blood Purifier, bad cells, tumors, yeast, germs, viruses, heavy metals, chronic fatigue syndrome. (Peach Leaf, Stillingia, Red Clover, Bee Pollen, Greasewood, Buckthorn, Inkberry, Prickly Ash).

Brewers’s Yeast – Allergies, calm nerves, sense of well-being, energy, high and low blood sugar, allows cells to digest glucose, cracks at mouth corners, sore tongue, trouble sleeping when tired, stress, Vitamin B-Complex, protein, Chromium source for insulin source.

Broad Beans – Source of B Vitamins, L-Dopamine, pituitary nourishment, natural L-Lysine, shaking disorders, blood mineral source. (Selected Broad Beans).

Buchu – Aromatic, stimulant, diuretic, diaphoretic (encourage sweating out poisons), carminative (relieves gas), urogenital system (urinary tract & reproductive organs), prostate, kidney and lower back pains, potassium.

Buckthorn – Gentle bowel cleaner, regularity, itching, warts, restore normal Probiotics (flora).

Bugleweed – Poison antidote, heart regulation, coughs, appetite, albumin (egg white-big bubbles on top of urine), expel mucus, tuberculosis.

Burdock – Blood cleaner, hair, liver cleaner, stubborn skin problems, “Shingles.”

Butcher’s Broom – Repair bones and soft tissue, shrink varicose veins.

CA.-W – Calcium supplement, irregular heart beat, teeth that hurt, ringing in ears, nervousness, muscular cramping. (Horsetail, Oat Straw, Knitbone, Dulse, Red Raspberry Leaf, Indian Tobacco).

Calendula – “Bad Cells” and tumors, blood cleanser, circulatory corrective, wounds, varicose veins, gums, frostbite, fistula, athlete’s foot, skin pigment disorders, diarrhea.

Can-Sol – (liquid or capsules) – Candida formula from Solomon Wickey, severe yeast infections. (Greasewood, Purple Loosestrife, White Pond Lily).

Capsicum – Stimulant, diaphoretic (causes sweating), condiment (seasoning), aperients (expels gas), hemostatic (stops unnatural bleeding), energizer, calmative, cleaner.

Carpenter’s Square – Lymphatic cleanser, spleen, tonsils, fig warts.

Carrot Root – Nourishes skin, Vitamin A source, nourish eyes, helps maintain eyesight, (bad cells), and cleans out all hollow organs.

Cascara Sagrada (liquid or capsules)- Baffling disorders, bowel cleaner-regularity.

Catnip – Stimulant, tonic, antispasmodic, normalizes blood pressure, decreases the desire for cigarettes, carminative (dispels abdominal gas.

C.C.-W – Cough, cold, flu, sinus, strep throat, smokers cough, lung congestion. (Sage, Eucalyptus, Bistort, Horehound, Wild Cherry Bark).

C.C.E.-W – Cleansing Corrective Extract, bowel cleaner, blood cleaner, antibiotic, poison antidote, deformations of hands and legs, arthritic complaints, gall bladder. (Aloe, Angelica, Camphor, Carline Thistle, Manna, Myrrh, Rhubarb, Saffron, Senna, Theriac, Zeodary).

Cedar Berries – Supports and corrects pancreatic function, sustains immunity, dissolves “bad cells.”

Celandine – Eye problems, jaundice, pass urine, insomnia.

Celery Seed – Eases heart, lungs, kidneys, joint and muscle problems, potassium source.

Chamomile – Any kind of childhood or baby’s complaints, especially fever and teething, nervine for all ages.

Chaste Tree Berry – Menopause, normalize desire, adaptogen, handles many conditions.

Chestnut Leaf – Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, blood thinner, dissolves and prevents blood clots.

C.H.E.-B – Chest Elixir by Bella Vladimirsky. Cough, bronchitis, lung congestion, allergic cough, asthma, colds flu. (Coltsfoot, Astragalus, Olive Leaf, Eucalyptus, L.-W, Bilberry).

Chickweed – Contact healer, refrigerant, emollient (soother and softener), discutient (dissolves fat and tumors), weight loss, high iron.

Chicory – Cleans glands, spleen, kidney and urinary system, liver and gallbladder cleaner.

Chippewa Pine – Vitamin C source, longevity, repair bones, soft tissue, scurvy, “Osteoarthritis,” “Lupus.”

Chlorella – Concentrated source of chlorophyll from fresh water plants, Vitamin B-12 source, helps remove mercury and other heavy poisonous metals, improves memory especially short term.

Chuchuhuasi – Important women’s herb, arthritis, osteoarthritis, “bad cell” tumors and preventative herb, immunity builder, repels mosquitoes.

Cilantro – Antibiotic, calmative for the stomach and for application to joints, muscles, tendons, bones and nerves plagued by the discomfort we call rheumatism and fibromyalgia.

Cinchona Bark – Cure for malaria.

Clava Huasca (White Clove) – Increase a woman’s sexual desire.

Cleavers – Epilepsy, seizures, “bad cell” disorders and tumors, pancreas, kidney and urinary system, gland cleaner.

Cloves – Nausea, sore throat, teeth, gums, and plaque, kills parasite eggs.

Coltsfoot – Asthma, bronchitis, smokers cough, shortness of breath.

Cornsilk – Gentle repair for kidneys, bladder, urinary complaints, diuretic (relief of fluid retention), bedwetting.

Cornsilk Combination – Urinary tract infections, repairs kidney damage, dissolves stones, fluid retention. (Cornsilk, Uva Ursi, Gravel Root).

Crampbark – Promotes pregnancy, antispasmodic, nervine, tonic, relaxant, diuretic, expectorant, astringent, sedative, emmenagogue (promotes menstruation).

Crampbark & False Unicorn – Infertility for both male and female, prevents and stops miscarriage. (Crampbark, False Unicorn).

Cranesbill – Corrects mercury poisoning from mercury teeth fillings (heavy metals), wrinkles, bleeding gums, baffling disorders, diabetes.

C.S.-W – Circulatory System, blood pressure, prevents hemorrhages and strokes. (H.T., Lily-Of-The-Valley, Blessed Thistle, Capsicum).

CST.-M – Shrink Cyst by Micki Jones. (Celandine, Milk Thistle, Jerusalem Artichoke, Turmeric, Barberry, Sanicle).

Cudweed – Correct emotional torment and the abnormal behavior of men and women, swollen tonsils, head lice.

Culver’s Root (Black Root) – Bowel cleaner, lazy and or congested conditions of the stomach, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, remedy fevers (including serious types), expel worms, jaundice (yellow whites of eyes and skin due to congested liver and gallbladder and or infection), swollen glands, infant diarrhea, chronic constipation, syphilitic impurities, sallow complexion, dull frontal headache, thick and white coated tongue and to remedy the condition of pleurisy (excess fluid accumulation around lungs and or heart). Take for the “miseries.

D.-W – Digestion, stomach problems, ulcers, heartburn, bloating, morning sickness, motion sickness. Gentian, Ginger, Juniper Berries, Safflowers.

Damiana – Aphrodisiac, stimulant, sexual rejuvenator, laxative, increase physical control of extremities.

DAN.-C – Depression, Anxiety, Nervousness by Pat Courter. (Evening Primrose. Lady’s Slipper, Blue Vervain, Rice Bran, St. John’s Wort, Horsetail, Feverfew, Indian Tobacco, Wormseed, Cudweed, Universal E.R).

Dandelion Leaf – Eyes, skin, Vitamin A source, cleans out all hollow organs, Potassium source, Hypoglycemia.

Dandelion Root – Repair stomach and joints and its bladder and liver cleaning properties, vigorous body cleaner.

DB.8-W – 8 Diabetic herbs, high blood pressure. (Lapacho, Yarrow, Blueberry Leaf, Elecampane, Golden Seal, Gentian, Mugwort, Bugleweed)

Devil’s Claw – Puts crumbling bones back together.

Dong Quai – Regulates hormones, menopause, hormone replacement, estrogen hormone balance.

DSK – Disc, introduces calming, restorative influence to the disc, works on regeneration of structure. (Knitbone, Valerian Root, Willow Bark, Papaya Fruit).

Dulse – Is the finest sea vegetables known for the thyroid gland, cold hands and or cold feet, to prevent fibroid tumors in breasts, of the uterus and on the ovaries. Take to reduce swelling of thyroid, enlargements or swollen lumps in the intestinal area.

E.-W – Eyes, congestion in eyes, conjunctivitis, visual impairment. (Wood Betony, Eyebright, Bayberry).

Eazy Co-Q-10 – (SOFTGELS) More energy, stronger heart, easier breathing, improved memory, mental clarity and quality of life.

Echinacea – Circulatory cleanser, antidote for poisons, repairing, abscesses, boils and skin conditions.

E. & E.-B – Eyes & Ears by Dr. Bill Horosh. (All Heal, Bayberry, Gentian, Golden Seal, Gravel Root, Chickweed, Peach Leaf, Dandelion Leaf and Root, Purple Loosestrife, Eyebright, Wheat Germ, Ginger, Wood Betony).

E. & F.-W – Energy and Fitness, invigorating body building, weight reduction and energy formula. (Siberian Ginseng. Dong Quai, Juniper Berry, Bee Pollen, Licorice Root, Peppermint Leaf, Capsicum, Gentian, Blessed Thistle, Eyebright).

E.H.-T – Emotional Health, ADD. (Rice Bran, Life Everlasting (Cudweed), St. John’s Wort, Gotu Kola, Lady’s Slipper, Kava Kava).

Elderberry – Longevity, colds, flu swellings, respiratory problems, energy, anemia, and sexual energy.

Elecampane – Sugar diabetes, mucous membrane irritation, heaviness of pelvic organs, bronchial complaints, tonic, expectorant, emmenagogue (encourage menstrual flow), diuretic, sweating, dissolves obstructions, skin disorders.

END-J – Endometriosis problems and to provide relief for viral infections. Formulated by Herbalist Joseph. (Yarrow, Turkey Rhubarb, Partridge Berry, Burdock, Marshmallow).

E.O.-W – “Ease-Off” formula, break addiction to alcohol, caffeine, overeating, cigarettes, drugs of all kinds, sugar. (Indian Tobacco, Chamomile, Catnip, Arnica).

E.R.Two-W – Emotional Remedy #2, wild flower essences developed by Dr. Bach, on top of the world and confident one day and down in the cellar and dejected the next day. (Vervain, Vine (Wild Grape), Mustard, Schleranthus, Gorse, Chicory, Honeysuckle).

E.R.Two W/Mimulus – Fear of anxiety of a known origin, dejected, fearful. (Vervain, Vine (Wild Grape), Mustard, Schleranthus, Gorse, Chicory, Honeysuckle, Mimulus).

E.T.-B – Eliminate Tuberculosis by Millie Horosh, raises body immune system, antibiotic, cleans lungs, restores circulation. (Plantain, Echinacea, Coltsfoot, Horehound, Myrrh, Blessed Thistle, Juniper Berries, Yerba Santa).

E.T.I.-W – Ear and Throat infections, tonsillitis, strep throat, ear infection, swollen glands. (Echinacea, Myrrh, Licorice Root, White Oak Bark).

Eucalyptus – Antiseptic, expectorant, oxygenator, antimalarial, increases urinary flows, energy, membrane cleanser, respiratory decongestant, diaphoretic (sweating herb), prolapsed (fallen) uterus.

Eucalyptus Oil – Antiseptic, Colds, Flu, Sore Throat, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cuts, Scrapes, Fevers, Cuts Mucus, Breathe easier, Boils and Swelling.

Evening Primrose – Central nervous system (brain and spine), mental depression, nerve acids, whooping cough.

Eyebright – Eye problems, mental depression, oxygenation, radiation poisoning, prevent deafness in unborn if mother exposed to measles.

False Unicorn Root – Bright’s Dis-ease (big bubbles on surface of urine), diabetes, prostate problems, reproductive system of either the male or female, promotes pregnancy, tape worms.

Fennel – Curb appetite, expel gas, digestaid, regulate estrogen, menopause, vision and hearing.

Fenugreek – Lymph gland and skin cleaner.

Feverfew – Migraines, radiation poisoning, Niacin source, “motor mouth” (talks continuously).

F. & F – Flu, Fever by Edna Ford, mucus, decongestant, sick stomach, pain associated with fever. (Natural source oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, Golden Seal, Hyssop, Lemon, Knitbone, Wild Cherry Bark).

Figs – Ulcers, burning stomach.

Figs & Flax – Heals the stomach, joints, repair and relief of burning and discomfort in the stomach, ulcers. (Figs, Flaxseed).

“Five Good” – Vegetarian protein extract, high and low blood sugar problems, nerve deterioration and muscle atrophy. (Pearl Barley, Rye, Millet, Sunflower Nuts, Sesame Seeds).

Five Oils – Apply topically for relief of arthritis, muscle aches and pains, joint discomfort and used as a mosquito repellant. This is a natural herbal combination formulated by Jonny Yaden. (Wintergreen Oil, Cajeput Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil, Mullein Oil).

Flax – Ulcers, cholesterol and or triglyceride reduction, cleans arteries, contact healer.

Formula Four – External use only same as Big Five except does not contain rue and safe for pregnant women. (Herbal Adj. Ol#11, Arnica, B. & N.C.-W).

Formula M – Maintenance Formula, multiple vitamin and mineral source, includes protein and digest aid. (Wild Rose Hips, Wheat Germ, Rice Bran, Dandelion Leaf, Organic Carrots, Raw Sunflower Nuts, Bee Pollen, Gentian, Bladderwrack, Irish Moss, Arrow Root, Kelp, Myrrh, Motherwort, Hawthorn, Oregon Grape, Wild Blue Irish, Marshmallow, Stillingia, Mullein).

Formula Max – Body building for teens and adults, stress, arthritis. (All Cells Salt, Vita-Lixir, Brewers Yeast, Formula Three, Saw Palmetto, Mullein, Blessed Thistle, Gentian, Ol#11, B. & N.C.-W, H.T. Comb.).

Formula Thirty-One – Prolapsed of uterus, or any prolapsed part of the body, valves of all kind, stomach, colon, dropsy, ballooned blood vessel, excessive flow just before or at the time of menopause, a Dr. Shook combination. (Black Walnut Leaves, Bugleweed, Black Cohosh, Hawthorn, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Irish Moss, trace Calcium Chloride).

Formula Three – Strength, stamina, extreme fatigue, chronic fatigue, illness or surgery. (Licorice Root, Bee Pollen, Siberian Ginseng).

Formula Twelve – By Lise Blouin, coats digestive system with an oxygenating patch, lungs, stomach, intestines, colon, ligaments, bones, glands. (Slippery Elm, Marshmallow Root, Knitbone).

F.P.-W – Female Problems, rejuvenating for reproductive tract, hormonal, menopause. (White Pond Lily, Black Cohosh, Sarsaparilla, Blue Cohosh, Passion Flower).

French Vanilla – Joy, stimulant.

F.V.E.-W – Flu, Vomiting and Earache, antibiotic, neutralizes poisons, prevent and corrects flu and colds by cleaning out mucus, settle stomach. (Wild Rose Hips, Golden Seal, Myrrh, Chickweed).

Garlic – Antibiotic, baffling disorders, lowers high blood pressure, CO-Q 10 source.

Garlic & Mullein Oil – By Dr. Frank Miesse, earache, croup, lung, lung complaints, swollen glands. (Garlic Oil, Oils of Mullein, Mullein Flowers).

Gentian – Tonic, lifesaving digestaid, gout, fever, powerful alterative (changes for the good), fevers, oxygenator, general debility, anxiety, increased immunity, female weakness, dizziness.

G.B.-B – By Bella Vladimirsky. Fast relief from: Severe Discomfort and inflammation in Gall Bladder and Liver. (Purple Loosestrife, Culver�s Root, Barberry, Bee Propolis)

G.F.-G – Gladys Conner’s Formula, arthritis, edema, high cholesterol, psoriasis, regulate appetite. (Plantain, Fennel, Burdock, Hawthorn Berries, Kelp, Bladderwrack).

Ginger Root – Stimulant, dispeptic (settles upset stomach), diaphoretic (promotes elimination by sweating), diuretic (water retention), carminative (dispels gas), digestaid, female circulation.

Ginkgo – Memory, Alzheimer’s, brain circulation improvement, recovery from stroke, ringing in the ears, baffling disorders, eats free radicals poisons.

Ginkgo Comb. – Ginkgo Combination for memory and concentration by Cheryl Lawson. (Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Blessed Thistle).

GO.-W – Go! Herbal Stimulant, energy, fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, not a crash later stimulant. (Bitter Orange, Bee Pollen, Eyebright, Licorice Root, Gentian, Prickly Ash, Capsicum).

Gold Thread – Reverse alcohol abuse, repair canker sores, stomach ulcers.

Golden Bough (Mistletoe) – Build immunity, prevent reoccurrence of “bad cells” in Germany, lowers chronic high blood pressure, white spots under nails, aggravated sleep, selenium source.

Golden Days – Rid the body and brain of parasites.(Ground Ivy, Elecampane, Siberian Ginseng (Hemidesmus indicus), Bladderwrack, Fenugreek).

Golden Seal – Tonic, alterative (works on all body systems), antibiotic, yellow dye for clothing, varicose veins, infections of veins, diabetes.

Golden Seal & Echinacea – Combat infection, flu, cold, antibiotic. (Golden Seal, Echinacea).

Gorse – This herb is for a person who is experiencing the condition of “hopelessness.”

Gotu Kola – Memory, blood cleaner, high blood pressure, mental depression, reduces brain fatigue, scaly skin, baffling disorders.

Grape Seed – Antioxidant, has free radical scavenging properties, seeks out and destroys poisons.

Gravel Root – Kidney and urinary problems, stones, impotency, gout, rheumatism discomfort.

Greasewood – Antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, nourishing, cleaning corrective, dissolves “bad cells,” cleans out drug L.S.D.

(Green Hull) Black Walnut – Kills body parasites.

Ground Ivy – Lead poisoning, baffling disorders, muscle atrophy (foot or wrist drop).

Hawthorn – Heart regulation and repair, heart food.

H.B.-W – Hormonal Balance for men and women, rejuvenating, repairs glands, energy. (Sarsaparilla, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Siberian Ginseng, Wild Rose Hips).

Herbal Adjustment -(LIQUID OR CAPSULES) Mental or physical shock to any part of the body, headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, sore muscles, circulation, arthritis comfort, painful joints, sports injury, distortion of the spine. (Black Cohosh, Blue Vervain, Capsicum, Indian Tobacco, Siberian Ginseng).

He Shou Wu – Cardiovascular dis-ease (heart and circulatory systems problems), selenium source.

Hibiscus Flowers – Astonishingly large amounts of two valuable trace mineral elements, chromium and selenium, destroys harmful “bad cells” causing compounds in the body, known as “free radicals.” Selenium does this by protecting the genetic machinery of the cell nucleus or “cell headquarters,” when it is in the process of division to form new body cells. Selenium also corrects heart and circulatory dis-eases by preventing the break down of the circulatory system.

HI.I.-W – High Iron, energy, fatigue. (Thyme, Yellow Dock, Red Raspberry Leaf, Indian Tobacco).

HI.K.-W – High Potassium “K is the Latin chemical Symbol”, muscular strength, low blood sugar, hyperactive children. (Dulse, Peppermint, Parsley, Dandelion Leaf, Yarrow).

H.L. One-W -Herbal Laxative #1, daily housekeeping, loosen old impacted wastes, expels parasites, flushes gall bladder. (Buckthorn, Turkey Rhubarb, Cascara Sagrada, Fennel, Pumpkin Seed).

H.L. Two-W – Herbal Laxative #2, gas, discomfort, bowel conditioner. (Senna, Mayapple, Sweet Root, Fennel, Turkey Rhubarb).

H.M.E.-H – All Heavy Metal Elimination by Paul Hilty. (All Cells Salt, Horsetail, Oat Straw, Siberian Ginseng, Wheat Germ).

H.N.S.-W – Hair, Nails, Skin, Nails grow faster and stronger, more flexible, stops tearing, splitting and peeling, hair color restored, nourishes thyroid. (Dulse, Horsetail, Rosemary, Sage).

Hoodia – Substains food satisfaction, weight loss.

Hoodia Combination -Appetite control and weight loss cleansing. (Hoodia gordonii. Acerola Cherry, Red Raspberry Leaf, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower Seed, Dandelion Leaf, Horsetail, Bladderwrack, Chlorella, Cascara Sagrada).

Hops – Radiation poisoning, Niacin source, potassium, sleep well.

Horehound – Coughs, fevers, obstructed menstruation, baffling disorders, red spots under skin.

Horsetail – Kidneys, blood pressure, skin problems, elasticity of tissue, drive out heavy metals, contains M.S.M. (Menthyl Sulfonyl Methane) for joint problems.

HR.-F – Hair strengthener and good growth formula, also used by flu and fever by Edna Ford. (Sage, Horsetail, Capsicum, Echinacea, Rosemary, Barberry, Yarrow, Royal Jelly).

H.T. Combination – (liquid or capsules) Heart Tonic, nourish and strengthen heart, form of oral chelation, removes congesting fat, cholesterol triglycerides and waste mineral deposits from blood vessels. (Hawthorn, Myrrh, Motherwort).

Hydrangea – Fluid retention, diuretic, kidneys and urinary system, dissolves stones, lower back pain.

HYG.-W – Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), adrenals, stress, fatigue, energy. (Bee Pollen, Licorice Root, Rice Bran, Sweet Root, Juniper Berry).

Hyssop – Expel gas, tonic, expels mucous, stimulant, reduce high blood pressure.

Indian Tobacco (Lobelia) – Specific for asthma, powerful nervine, cramped muscles, “Charlie horse,” abdominal cramping, antispasmodic, nervous agitation.

Inkberry – “Bad cells” disorders, tumors and prevention, mercury poisoning and mercury fillings (heavy metals).

Irish Moss – Connective tissue repair, bowel softener, soother and bulk exerciser, cold extremities, iodine, magnesium, vital trace element.

IM.S-W – Immune System builder, reduces swollen glands, neutralizes poisons from bacteria, virus, fungal and yeast poisons, chronic fatigue syndrome. (Juniper Berry, Marshmallow, Mullein, Sweet Root, Carpenter’s Square, Black Cohosh, Sarsaparilla, Lapacho).

IS.-F – Eyes by Edna Ford, nourish and repair eyes. (Bilberry, Quack Grass, Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Rue, Capsicum, Eyebright).

I.V.-H – Infection and Viruses by Paul Hilty. (Myrrh. Olive Leaf, Wild Rose Hips, Yarrow).

I.V.Y.-D – By Jake Schwartz and Solomon Wickey, reverses the modern scourge of acquired immunity deficiency and other contagious types of dis-eases. (Blue Flag (Wild Blue Iris), Spring Violet, Yarrow).

Jerusalem Artichoke – Diabetes, enzyme boost.

Jewel Weed – Corrects Poison ivy, poison oak, skin care.

Joint Helper Natural Herbal Roll-On (Extra Strength) – For those who suffer from hurting, aching and stabbing joints. (Capsicum Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Peppermint Oil, Arnica Extract, Indian Tobacco Extract, Horsetail Extract, Sweet Cassava Starch, Coconut Oil, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Amino Acid, Honeysuckle Extract, Purified Water) 2 oz.

Juniper Berries – Dissolve uric acid, acids, gout, digestaid, kidneys and urinary system antibiotic, build immunity systems.

Kava Kava Comb. – Stress, anxiety, tension by Cheryl Lawson. (Kava Kava , St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo).

Kelp – Energy, hair, stress, calcium source, magnesium source, potassium source, vital trace elements, weight reduction, add to animal food to prevent frequent veterinary visits.

KID.-W – Severe kidney problems, to restore function. (Juniper Berries, Uva Ursi, Parsley, Dandelion Root, Chamomile).

Klamath Weed (St. John’s Wort) – Nerve problems, depression, anxiety, shaking disorders-Parkinson’s, Bell’s Palsy, bedwetting, white spots.

Knitbone – External and internal damage to body, contact corrective, grows healthy new cells rapidly, nutritive, valuable source of organic Calcium. Corrects Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.

Knitbone & Fenugreek – Cleans lymphatic-spleen, swellings of hands, feet, underarms, liver. (Knitbone, Fenugreek).

Korean Ginseng – Glandular nourishment, build immunity, viral infections (including AIDS), oxygenation, germanium source.

Kudzu – Break alcohol addiction.

L.-W – Lungs, repairs damage or congested lungs, for those quitting smoking, improves lung capacity. (Yerba Santa, Mullein, Indian Tobacco, Marshmallow, Gentian, Blessed thistle).

L.6W – Last 6 Weeks, easy and quick delivery with a minimum of discomfort for mother and baby. (Blue Cohosh, Pennyroyal, Red Raspberry Leaf, Spikenard, Partridge Berry, Blue Vervain, Angelica).

Lady’s Slipper – Excellent nervine, anti-spasmodic, epilepsy, migraines, blood pressure, regulates brain stem.

Lapacho – “Bad Cells and “bad cells” preventative (in South America), repairs genetic disorders.

L.A.S.-J.B. (CAPSULES ONLY) – Lungs, Allergies and Sinuses by Jeanne Burgess, clears out the breathing passages, counteract allergic reactions. (Fennel, Chinese Horseradish, Marshmallow Root, Mullein, Fenugreek).

L.B.-J – Low Blood Sugar by Jake Schwartz, sweet addiction, starches, memory and concentration. (Licorice Root, True Saffron, Marshmallow, Milk Weed, Myrrh).

L.B.R.-W – Lower Bowel Repair, toner and conditioner for ballooned bowel, lazy bowel. (Greasewood, Marshmallow, Butcher’s Broom, Barberry, White Oak Bark, Bitter Orange, Angelica, Sweet Root, Senna).

L.C.-W – Lymphatic Cleaner, tonsils, adenoids, polyps, ear and eye congestion, swellings in spleen, arms, ankles, fingers, abdomen, boils, cysts, acne, gout. (Oregon Grape, Blue Flag, Marshmallow, Stillingia, Mullein).

Lecithin – (CAPSULES) Dissolves cholesterol and fats, dissolves fat deposits around eyes and throughout body, cleans arteries and veins, repairs kidneys, insulates brain and nerve, brain and nerve cells talk together better, restores reproductive fluids. (225 ct.)

Lemon Grass – Calms nerves, longevity, antibiotic.

L.G.-W – Liver, Gall Bladder Dissolves gall stones, flushes poisons, restores flow of bile from liver. (Burdock, Yellow Dock, Calendula, Turkey Rhubarb).

Licorice Root – (LIQUID OR CAPSULES) Specific for low blood sugar, ulcers, coughs, stress, allergies, stamina, magnesium source, sweetener.

Lily Of The Valley & Blessed Thistle – Angina pectoris (chest pain due to heart), heart valve repair, heart repair, circulatory correction, varicose veins, fluid retention, dyspnoea (difficult breathing), antispasmodic. (Lily of the valley, Blessed Thistle).

Linden Flowers – Remedy for the nerves.

LIV.-J – Liver Cleaner by Jake Schwartz. (Wild Yam, Crampbark, Fennel, Ginger, Catnip, Barberry, Aloe (African).

Lloyd’s Formula – Rid the body of parasites that live in the blood. (Green Hulls (Black Walnut), Cinchona Bark, Cloves).

L.P.-W – Liquid Pearle, arthritis, circulation, frozen joints, mineral deposits. (Angelica, Echinacea, Ginger, Marshmallow, Broad Beans, Spikenard, Eucalyptus, Gentian, Lady’s Slipper, Bee Pollen, Prickly Ash, Myrrh).

Maca – Nourishes the glandular control bridge of the brain (pituitary-hypothalamus-pineal-complex) and encourages it to work properly, ovaries, testes, adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, thymus etc., and they begin producing their hormones again, suffering of menopause, sugar craving and depression during and after menopause, fertility is increased and sexual function is strengthened, more youthful skin, improved sexual desire, normalizing vaginal lubrication and improved emotional balance. For both men and women: Energy and stamina, anemia, build immunity and improve memory. Can also be used for animals.

Male Fern – Worms (tapeworm, roundworm, pinworm and seatworm), tonic, vulnerary (healing).

Manuka Oil – Is reported to be effective in killing a broad range of germs including “staph” and “strep” (Staphylococcus and Streptococcus) which are very nasty, hard to kill germs common to hospitals and very resistant to anti-biotics.

Marshmallow – Reduces inflammation, poison absorber, lubricant, repairer, coats and lubricates kidney stones to slide them out.

Mayapple – Bowel cleaner-regularity, “bad cells” of the testicle, fevers, lazy or polluted liver, cleans glands, tuberculosis of lymph nodes, pin worms, lead poisoning, venereal dis-ease problems, venereal warts.

M. & B. -A – Mother’s Gold by Amelia Schendel, enriches and/ or increases mother’s milk supply. (Blessed Thistle, Marshmallow Root, Plantain, Fenugreek, Fennel, Universal E.R).

Meadowsweet – Blood thinner, arthritis, fevers, pain relief, natural aspirin source, headache.

MEL-W – Production of Melatonin and numerous neurotransmitters. Improve overall brain function. (Alfalfa, Parsley, Chamomile, Gotu Kota, Barberry, Black Walnut, Bee Pollen, Maca).

M.G.-W – Multi-Glandular, reversal of starved glands. (Ginger, Sarsaparilla, Licorice Root, Dulse, Gotu Kola, Gentian, Alfalfa, Chamomile).

Milk Thistle – Reverse alcohol abuse, clean and repair liver and gallbladder, oxygenation, selenium source, to prevent “bad cells.”

Milkweed – Softens gall stones, apply externally to remove warts.

Motherwort – Build heart stamina, Bright’s dis-ease (big bubbles on surface of urine).

MP.E.-P – Menopause by Barbara Stegmann. (Dong Quai, Wild Yam, Saw Palmetto, Chaste Tree, Black Cohosh, Hops, Ginkgo).

MPS.-I – This natural herbal combination was formulated by certified Herbalist Sandra Inman. This combination is for women that are experiencing the ill effects of menopause. (Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Sarsaparilla, Strawberry Leaf, Damiana, Rosemary, Passion Flower, Evening Primrose, Sunflower Seed, Red Raspberry, Red Clover, Flax Seed).

Mugwort – Worms, corns, sleepwalking, eye problems, sore muscles, cataleptic state (stay in one position), Hydrocephalia (water on the brain).

Mugwort & Wormseed – Kills parasites of all kinds. (Mugwort, Wormseed).

Mullein – Repairs connective tissue, general repair, varicose veins, cartilage repair, epilepsy – seizures, heart regulation and repair, coughs, heart circulation, asthma, bronchitis, smokers cough, lung repair, pain relief, menstrual cramping, iron source, universal healer.

Mullein (Flower Oil) – Prevent stretch marks, hearing, repair connective tissue.

M.Y.O.-C – Muscles for the Young and Old by Pat Courter. (Broad Beans, Saw Palmetto, Barley, Peppermint Leaf, Sarsaparilla, Sesame Seed, Papaya. Horsetail, Flax, Mugwort, Black Walnut Meats, Oriental Mustard).

Myrrh – Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, circulatory, immune system.

N.-W – Nerves, repairs nerves, relieve tension, improve coordination and control of body functions by brain. (Lady’s Slipper, Blue Vervain, Scullcap, Hops, Valerian Root).

Nettle – Arthritis, dissolves uric acid, repairs kidney and urinary system, start and continue milk flow, stubborn skin problems, calcium source, chromium source, magnesium source, helps circulation, weight reduction, hair.

N.P.-T – Blend for Nerve and Pain by Joan Thompson. (St. John’s Wort, Scullcap, Siberian Ginseng, Oatstraw).

N.S.S.-M – Natural Sex Stimulant for men and woman by Frank Miesse. (Blue Steele, Pumpkin Seed, Maca, Sarsaparilla, Gravel Root).

Nutmeg – Expel gas, nausea, joy.

Oat Straw – Hair, drives out foreign objects, mercury poisoning and mercury fillings (heavy metals), calcium replacement, chromium source, magnesium source, silicon source, aching muscles, sleep aide, promotes hair growth.

O.C.M. – (liquid or capsules) Oral Chelation by Micki Jones, removes from blood vessels the undesirable congested fats, cholesterol, triglycerides and waste mineral deposits. (Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Chickweed, Flax, Stone Root)

Oil Of Cajeput – Apply externally to kill fungus and infection. Bites, insects, parasites, poisoning, allergies, pain, sprains and aches, serious injury, colds, cough and flu, stopped up nose, antiseptic, canker sores, cold sores, expel mucus, sore throat, earache, headache, head lice, yeast problems, swollen breasts, venereal dis-ease problems, acne, athletes foot, toenail fungus, etc.

Olive Leaf – Defeats harmful microorganisms, antibiotic, virus and bacteria and many types of fungal parasite problems, energy, repair of heart and circulatory problems, normalizes blood pressure, reverses colds and flu, fatigue and muscles soreness, strengthens the immune system’s scavenging ability.

Ol’ Number 11 – Repairs any tissue, brain, nerve, flesh, cartilage, bones, for strong body and nervous system. (White Oak Bark, Marshmallow, Mullein, Mugwort, Indian Tobacco, Scullcap, Knitbone, Black Walnut Hull, Gravel Root).

Oregon Grape – Nerve tonic, depurient (purifies), alterative, lymphatic cleaner, antisyphilitic, skin corrector.

Organic White Grapefruit Peel Oil – Organic White Grapefruit Peel Oil has the reputation of fighting cellulite by reestablishing the normal lymphatic (filtered blood) circulation to the area. Organic White Grapefruit Peel Oil activates and enables the lymphatic fluid to move back into the cellulite area and stabilize the condition.

Osha – “Bad Cells” disorders and tumors and preventative, build immunity, viral infections, tested and true pioneer remedy.

P.-W – Prostate, comfort to prostate and kidneys, bladder, urinary flow, restores normal sexual activity. (Buchu, Wild Rose Hips, White Pond Lily, Pumpkin, Knitbone).

P.A.-K – Poison Antidote by Kim Schlessinger, counteracting poisons from bacteria and or viruses and poisons in general, possess potent antibiotic properties. (Echinacea, Golden Seal, Virginia Snake Root).

Papaya Mints – Gentle digest aid, indigestion, hiatal hernia. (Papaya, Peppermint Leaf, Spearmint Leaf).

Parsley – Autonomic nervous system, fluid retention, diuretic, breath cleaner, scalp parasites, dry up mother’s milk, swollen breasts, deodorant, iron source, potassium source.

Partridge Berry – Ease delivery, last four weeks of pregnancy, sore nipples, regulate menstrual cycle, venereal dis-ease.

Passion Flower – Menopause, sciatica, stiff neck, delirium tremens (alcoholic terrors), dermatitis, insomnia.

P.C.-C – Prevents, Cures, think Essiac tea, bad cells, corrects the blood and liver functions, provides a continuing poison antidote effect. (Burdock, Slippery Elm, Turkey Rhubarb, Sheep Sorrel, Marshmallow Root).

Peach Leaves – Eliminate bad breath, bladder infection, stomachaches, deafness, urinary problems, stress, whooping cough, herpes (virus blisters), itching and inflammation.

Pennyroyal – Menstrual cramping, suppressed menstruation.

Peppermint Leaf – Oxygenator, antispasmodic, stomatic, stimulant, nervine, cardiac, tonic, febrifuge (reduces fever), aromatic (smells and tastes good). For sagging stomach after birth or weight loss add Buckthorn.

Peppermint Oil – Eases headaches, cooling, oxygenating, refreshing, cuts mucus in throat and drains sinuses.

Pipsissewa – Viral infections, baffling disorders, blood poisoning, lower back pain, venereal dis-eases and venereal warts.

Plantain – Draws out foreign objects, viral infections, antibiotic, blood poisoning, fever blisters, herpes, canker sores, cold sores, enriches mother’s milk.

Pleurisy Root – Hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, expels fluid from lungs around the heart, venereal dis-ease problems, warts.

P.M.S.-W – Pre-Menstrual, normalizes estrogen levels, provides calcium and minerals to relieve cramping, headaches, fluid retention, depression, calms nerves. (Dong Quai, Gravel Root, Red Raspberry Leaf, Partridge Berry, Blessed Thistle, Black Cohosh, Wild Yam).

P.N.-W – Prenatal, promotes normal development, prevents miscarriage, nourishment for expectant mothers, builds strong uterus. (Red Raspberry Leaf, Blessed Thistle, False Unicorn Root, Crampbark, Ginger, Partridge Perry).

Potentilla – Epilepsy, seizures, teeth, gums and plaque, general repair.

Prickly Ash – Overall stimulant, cardiac stimulant, alterative, deobstruent (dissolves obstructions), antiseptic, sialagogue (moistens dry mouth), nervine.

Protein – Longevity, baffling disorders, building body repair, injury, “bad cells” disorders and tumors, diabetes.

PS BRAIN TREAT (PhosphatidylSerine) – An essential brain cell nutrient* Recover memory capacity, lift brain fatigue, focus better, leave depression behind, prevent memory problems and improve stamina. (SerinAid (PhosphatidylSerine) Soybean Oil, Glycerin, Gelatin, Water).

Psyllium Seed Husk (CAPSULES) A stool softener and lubricant. (100 ct.)

P.T.B. – Bee Prevents Tuberculosis by Micki Jones. (Bee Pollen, Myrrh, Juniper Berries, Indian Tobacco, Scullcap, Horehound).

Pumpkin Seed – Worms, pinworms, male fertility and virility, foot odor, white spots under nails, selenium source, zinc and copper source, Muscular Dystrophy.

Purple Loosestrife – Eyes, secretory glands and organs, nervous system.

Pygeum Bark – Reduces inflammation of the male prostate, normalize hormonal activity.

Q.N.-R – Quiet Night by H. Rasheed, snoring, keeps breathing passages open while sleeping. (Chestnut Leaf, Gotu Kola, Gravel Root, Indian Tobacco, Bitter Orange).

Quack Grass- Baffling disorders, kidney and urinary systems, gout, selenium source to eat free radical poisons.

Quince – Skin care, hair.

Red Clover – Sialagogue (moistens dry mouth), deobstruent, alterative, sedative.

Red Clover Blend – Bad Cells, blood cleanser, tumors, lymphatic, skin disorders, kidneys. (Red Clover, Greasewood, Buchu).

Red Raspberry Leaf – Pregnancy, enriches mother’s milk, prenatal, strengthen uterus, niacin source, iron source, manganese source, selenium source, healthy elastic connective tissues, wrinkle control.

Red Root (Blood Root) – Gum dis-ease, plaque, apply externally to gums to clean teeth roots, skin disorders, high blood pressure, yellow skin, apply externally to eczema.

Reishi Mushroom – “Bad Cell” disorders and tumors and preventative, high blood pressure, build immunity, viral infections.

Remember When – Restoring your youth, and memory. (Gotu Kola, Gingko, Bladderwrack, Chlorella, Black Cohosh, Wormseed).

Research Formula – Antibiotic, energy, balance, solar plexus, prevents infection, fatigue. (Sea Vegetables and Algae with Minerals).

RESP.-A – Coughing, feel terrible, have a fever or have trouble breathing, during the flu or a bad cold, it can be frightening; and in serious cases it can be life threatening. (Seneca Snake Root, Guaco, Bitter Orange, Mullein, Blessed Thistle, Acerola Cherries and Knitbone). By Alan Pfund

Rice Bran – Energy, sense of well-being, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), sore tongue, stress, Vitamin-B Complex, CO-Q 10 source, allergies, calms nerves.

Rosemary – Arthritis, hair, night sweats, nightmares, baffling disorders.

Royal Jelly – Energy, glandular nourishment, hormone replacement, menopause, aged skin, nourish skin, stress, Vitamin-B Complex, pantothenic acid.

R. & S.-W – Rest and Sleep, insomnia, calms nerves. (Valerian Root, Blue Vervain, Lady’s Slipper, Chamomile, Scullcap).

R.S.T.-C – Blend to Repair of Scar Tissue by Pat Courter. (All Cells Salts, Chickweed, He Shou Wu, Skunk Cabbage, Oriental Mustard Seed).

Rue – Repair connective tissue, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and aches, serious injury, falling sickness, whooping cough, croup, glandular swelling, worms, brings on period, vision and hearing.

Rupturewort – Ruptures, kidneys and urinary system.

Safflowers – Iron source, sweats out a fever or cold, gas and bloating.

Sage – Sweats out poisons, brain stimulant, sex stimulant, restores hair and hair color, balance Zinc and Copper.

Sanicle – Discutient (tumor dissolver), alterative, depurative (purifying), vulnerary (healing), astringent.

Sarsaparilla – Allergies, lungs, glands, skin, stamina, blood clots, anti-stress, sense of well-being, energy, hormone replacement, female problems, venereal dis-eases, dermatitis.

Sassafras – Allergies, dissolve and prevent blood clots, blood thinner, hangovers, poison ivy, poison oak.

Saw Palmetto – Hair, hormone replacement, development, increase breast size, prostate problems, testosterone source, testicle size.

S.A.-4 – Internal infections, poisons from parasites, infected congestive mucus, fungus, viruses, breathing problems, candida yeast, poisonous bites and stings of snakes, spiders, insects and viral and bacterial disorders. (Guaco, Guacatonga, Picao Preto, Jergon Sacha).

S.B.-T – Super Bug for the immune system by Joan Thompson. (Grape Seed, Echinacea, Mugwort, Sanicle).

S.C.-W – Skin Care, softening and toning and nourishing of the skin. (Whole Apricot, Black Cohosh, Quince, Saw Palmetto, A.C.S., Herbal Adjustment, Echinacea, Wheat Germ, Wild Rose Hips).

Scullcap – Nervine, calms and repairs nerves, hyperactivity, antispasmodic, antivenomous, insomnia, antiviral.

S.D.-R – Stone Stone Dissolver by Ruben Schwartz, kidney, bladder. (Stone Root, Gravel Root, Marshmallow Root, Hydrangea Root).

Senna – Bowel cleaner-regularity, magnesium source.

Sheep Sorrel – Longevity, cure for scurvy, “bad cell” disorders and tumors, balance glandular system, Vitamin C-Complex.

Shepherd’s Purse – Stops bleeding, blood in urine or and stool, diarrhea, kidneys and urinary system, stops bleeding after delivery, bent penis.

SI.-W – Sinus, liquefy and drain sinuses, relieve sinus swelling and discomfort, hay-fever, allergies. (Bayberry, Golden Seal, Wood Betony, Gentian, Chickweed, Oregon Grape).

SI.A.-R – Brings a more complete approach to the relief of sinus problems. Allergies are often associated with and aggravate sinus conditions by Reuben Schwartz. (Golden Seal, Bayberry, Thyme, Indian Tobacco, Capsicum, Wild Rose Hips, Siberian Ginseng, Licorice Root, Blue Vervain, Black Cohosh, Bitter Orange).

Skin Lotion Plus #103 – (SCENT GRAPEFRUIT & LEMON) Moisturize, Revitalize skin. (Aqueous Herbal Blend of Horsetail, Pumpkin Seed, Red Raspberry Leaf, Chippewa Pine, Coconut Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Vitamin A & D Fish Liver Oil, Sweet Cassava, Glycine Amino Acid, Lecithin, Essential Oils of Grapefruit and Lemon, Essential Oils of Lavender, Juniper, Rosemary). 2 fl. oz. Tube

Skin Lotion Plus #104 – (SCENT LEMON VERBENA) Moisturize, Revitalize skin. (Aqueous Herbal Blend of Horsetail, Pumpkin Seed, Red Raspberry Leaf, Chippewa Pine, Coconut Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Vitamins A & D Fish Liver Oil, Sweet Cassava, Glycine Amino Acid, Lecithin, Essential Oil of Lemon Verbena, Essential Oils of Fennel and Bitter Almond). 2 fl. oz. Tube

Siberian Ginseng – Stress, nutrition for adrenal glands, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high blood sugar, low blood sugar, energy, stamina, reproductive support, jet lag (crossing time zones rapidly).

Skunk Cabbage – Epilepsy, seizures, calms nerves, nerve problems, shaking disorders, Parkinson’s Dis-ease, asthma, bronchitis, smoker’s cough, allergies.

Slippery Elm – Mumps, canker sores, sore throat, radiation poisoning, niacin source, easy to digest nutrition, baffling disorders.

S.M.F.-B – Stress Maintenance Formula by Dr. Bill Horosh, supplies B-Complex, Calcium, Vitamin C. (Rice Bran, Wild Rose Hips, CA.-W, UR.-W, Pleurisy Root).

S.M. & W.-S – Stimulant for Men & Women by Solomon Wickey. (Sarsaparilla, Pumpkin Seed, Yokum, Wild Yam, Maca, Stone Root).

Solomon’s Seal – Bumps, bruises and acne.

Sow Thistle – Stress, energy.

Spearmint Oil – Refreshing, tastes superb, respiratory congestion, fever, apply to swollen gums, sinus, relief from itching including scabies, colic (gas), headache, itching insect bites, irritable bowel, motion sickness, hiccups, nausea, digestive disorders, relax muscle of digestive tract to relieve intestinal cramping, apply to sprains, sore throat, add a few drops to humidifier or vaporizer freshens up the room, antibiotic against germs, fungus and viruses, add few drops to massage oil for refreshing massage experience.

Spikenard – Acne, blood cleaner, gout, reduce uric acid from stress.

Spirulina – Radiation poisoning, radiation protection, Vitamin A source, Vitamin B-Complex source, niacin source, Vitamins B-1 and B-12, magnesium source, protein source, weight reduction.

Sports Cream Plus Original Formula – Pains in muscles and joints of the body, arthritis, sports injury, sports massage, dissolving and relieving the discomfort of breast lumps, acne. (2oz tube)

Sports Cream Plus Extra Strength – (EXTRA ACTIVE OILS) Pains in muscles and joints of the body, arthritis, sports injury, sports massage, dissolving and relieving the discomfort of breast lumps, acne. (2oz tube).

Spring Greens – Spring tonic, iron, sulfur, blood builder, cleans skin, rejuvenating, cleans liver. As seasonally available (As seasonally available) Lamb’s Quarters, Inkberry Leaf, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Leaf, Narrow Dock, Radish Leaves, Kale, Curly Leaf Mustard, Spinach, Horseradish Leaf).

Spring Violet – Stubborn skin problems, ears and throat, headache.

ST.-W – Stomach, ulcers, urinary tract, pain and burning. (Figs, Flax Seed, Bitter Aloe, Dandelion Root).

Stillingia – Lymphatic problems, skin disorders, syphilis, pancreatic digestaid, cystic fibrosis (pancreas disorder).

St. John’s Wort – Nerve problems, depression, anxiety, shaking disorders-Parkinson’s, Bell’s Palsy, bedwetting, white spots.

Stone Root – Shrinks varicose veins, dissolve calcium and or waste mineral deposits, arteries, clean out fat, kidneys and urinary systems, male fertility and virility, prostate problems

Strawberry Leaves – High blood pressure, bowel repair-toner, blood builder and cleaner.

Sundew – Sundew lends us its digestive power to ensure we can digest properly.

Sunflower Seed – Arthritis, Vitamin D-Complex.

Superb Supplemental Plus – (TABLETS) A carefully selected array of supplemental vitamins and minerals and herbs that may help fulfill the nutritional needs of the human diet. (120 tablets)

Superb Wheat Grass Extract – Life Energy Healing. Protein source, nourshing.

Sutherlandia – Improves the workings of the immune system (bone marrow, thymus gland, liver, lymph nodes, spleen and other parts of the body). It assists the body to root out and clean out viruses wherever they may be in the body, no matter how long they have been at their destructive work.

Sutherlandia Combination – The mischief caused by viruses and their poisons can be unraveled and corrected. Sutherlandia also works on the tumor causing viruses called retroviruses. ) Spring tonic, iron, sulfur, blood builder, cleans skin, rejuvenating, cleans liver. (Sutherlandia, Virginia Snake Root, Cascara Sagrada, Bee Pollen).

Sweet Root – “Bad Cells,” tumors and prevention, digestaid, build immunity, prevent flu, allergies.

T.-W – (liquid or capsules) Thyroid, organic iodine, goiter, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, edema, salt cravings, warms up hands and feet. (Dulse, Bladderwrack, Wild Lettuce, Irish Moss).

Tansy – Kill parasites, duodenal ulcers, bruises and freckles, heart palpitations, brings on period.

Tart Cherries Extract – Natural source of Melatonin, helps unclog arteries and also been shown to be effective in shrinking tumors.

T.G. & P.-W – Teeth, Gums, Plaque, cleans roots of teeth and corrects swollen gums, dissolves plaque, mouth rinse. (Blood Root, Myrrh, White Oak Bark, Marshmallow, Mullein, Mugwort, Indian Tobacco, Scullcap, Knitbone, Black Walnut Hulls, Gravel Root).

Three Bees – Energy, antibiotic, chronic fatigue, invigorates entire system. (Bee Pollen, Bee Propolis, Royal Jelly).

Thyme – Calms nerves, antibiotic, worms, suppressed menstruation, deodorant, iron source, whooping cough.

T.L.C. – Blend for Throat, Laryngitis, by Pat Courter. (Bayberry, Virginia Snake Root, D.-W, Bee Pollen “Special,” Bee Propolis, Bilberry).

TRQ.-RH – Blend for Depression, Mood Swings, Restlessness, Emotional Outbursts, by Robert E. Haskins. (St. John’s Wort, Valerian Root, Passion Flower, Hops, White Willow Bark, Kava Kava, Chamomile, Red Raspberry Leaf, Rice Bran, Brewer’s Yeast, Rosemary, Angelica Root, Anise, Peppermint Leaf, Chickweed, Licorice, Scullcap).

True American Ginseng – Glandular nourishment, stamina, build immunity, viral infections, oxygenation, germanium source, selenium source, longevity.

True Saffron – Menopause, dark clots during flow, baffling disorders, appetite, bloating, regulate hormones.

Turkey Rhubarb – Acute diarrhea, constipation, (adaptigen), hemorrhoids, relaxed digestive organs, duodenum, dry mouth.

Turmeric � Lessens severity of menstrual difficulties. Anti-inflammatory, Anti-arthritic, antiseptic for the bowel, colic.

Una De Gato – Arthritis, rheumatism, bad cells, gastritis, irregularities of the female cycle, build immunity.

Univeral E.R – Support Emotional Remedy, resentment, hatred, cleansing emotionally and physically, dwelling on thoughts of the past, shock, mental stress, tension, panic, desperation, inattention, unconsciousness, Dr. Back’s flower essence works. (Support Group, Willow, Holly, Crab Apple, Honeysuckle).

Universal E.R W/Aspen – Fear of unknown origin. (Support Willow, Holly, Crab Apple, Honeysuckle, Aspen).

Universal E.R W/Gorse – Dealing with the feeling of hopelessness. (Support Group, Willow, Holly, Crab Apple, Honeysuckle, Gorse).

Universal E.R W/Mimulus – Fear of anxiety. (Support Group, Willow, Holly, Crab Apple, Honeysuckle, Mimulus).

Universal E.R W/Willow – Dealing with feeling of resentment. (Support Group, Holly, Crab Apple, Honeysuckle, and double Willow).

U.R.-W – Urinary, infections stones, bedwetting. (Cornsilk, Uva Ursi, Gravel Root, Buchu, Yarrow).

Uva Ursi – Infections of bladder, antibiotic for the entire urinary system, chronic gonorrhea, female white mucous discharge, astringent, tonic, kidney gravel.

Vane Eaze – Gives relief from the swelling, itching, burning and throbbing of varicose veins & hemorrhoids. 2 oz tube.

Valerian Root – Calm nerves, sleep when tired, heart regulation and repair, calcium source, studied to make Valium.

Vinca – Leukemia, “bad cells,” high blood pressure, nightmares.

Virginia Snake Root – Heart regulation and repair, increase arterial flow, fevers, viral infections, antibiotic, after-effects of immunization, vaccination complications, pneumonia, poison antidote, venereal dis-ease, baffling disorders, convalescence. (1 ounce only)

Vita-Lixir – Liquid multi-vitamin supplement entirely from herbs and vegetables, can be applied externally of infants. (Dandelion Leaves, Carrot Roots, Rice Bran, Wild Rose Hips, Raw Sunflower Seeds, Raw Wheat Germ, Gentian, Bee Pollen).

Vitamin A & D Capsules – (Fish oil source; A 25,000 iu, D 1,000 iu.) Skin, eyes, sweeps out the dead cells, dirty, mucus, and congestive accumulation, sinus, lungs, urinary system, intestines. (60 ct.)

Vitamin B Capsules – Energy, calm nerves, alterness, for recovery and prevent depression. (100 ct.)

Vitamin C Capsules -Body Glue, Strengthens the immune system, counteracts the effects of pollution, smoking, antibiotics, steroids and oral contraceptives, nourishes adrenal glands, reduces tension. (1,000MG TR) Immune System. (120 ct.)

Vitamin E/Selenium Capsules – (as d-alpa tocopherol; 400 iu) Circulation, burns, minimize scarring. (60 ct.)

V.M.-W – Vital Minerals, removes obstructions, satisfies cravings for minerals, neutralize and prevents acid, fluid retention. (Kelp, Dandelion, Alfalfa).

V.V.H.-W – Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids, stroke repair, restores blood vessels, scar tissue and adhesions in veins, lungs, intestines. (Knitbone, Calendula, Chestnut Leaves, White Oak Bark, Wild Rose hips).

W.-W – Worms, kills parasites of all types. (Mugwort, Male Fern Root, Pumpkin Seed, Black Walnut Hulls, Cascara Sagrada).

Wahoo – Lazy or polluted liver, strengthen uterus and vaginal area, vision and hearing.

Wheat Germ – Canker sores, oxygenation, poison antidote, fertility male and female, skin care, vision and hearing, Vitamin E-Complex, CO-Q 10 source, protein source, longevity, antioxidants, baffling disorders, bones and soft tissue, cleans out arteries, varicose veins, heart regulation and repair, nourish eyes and maintain eyesight, prevent nearsightedness, hormone replacement.

White Oak Bark – Antibiotic, fistula (abnormal tube growth between body parts), prolapsed (fallen) rectum, prostate, varicose veins, stones, drain sinuses.

White Pond Lily – “Bad Cells,” tumors, prostate, combats Candida, yeast problems, aphrodisiac.

Whole Apricot – Glandular areas, “bad cells” preventative, Vitamin B-17 source, moles.

Wild Cherry Bark – High blood pressure, colds, coughs, whooping cough, breath easier, expel mucus, tuberculosis.

Wild Cherry Bk. “Special” – By Alan Pfund, coughs, colds, sore throat. (Wild Cherry Bark, Wild Rose Hips, Bilberries).

Wild Lettuce – Relief of pain in association with any disorder including migraines.

Wild Lettuce & Wood Betony – Relief for pain, migraines, restlessness. (Wild Lettuce, Wood Betony).

Wild Rose Hips – Longevity, baffling disorders, bones and soft tissue, bumps, bruises and sprains, convalescence, cure for scurvy, gum dis-ease, plaque, hemorrhoids.

Wild Yam – Hormones, zinc source, the fertility of women, progesterone, preventing the onset of some “bad cells.” Give for spastic hiccoughs, rheumatism (sore joints), hardened liver, diarrhea or cholera (frequent dehydrating bowel discharges resulting in extreme dehydration, and usually death, if not handled properly). Taken throughout pregnancy to prevent miscarriage or other problems.

Willow – Natural aspirin, pain reliever, blood thinner, prevent blood clots, sore eyes, typhoid fever.

Wintergreen Oil – Natural Aspirin, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, joint, muscle, tendon, bone and nerve pain. Astringent, expels mucus, relieves gas, stimulant, brings on stubborn menstrual flow.

W.L.-S – (liquid or capsules) Is an approach to weight loss that has not been seen before by Solomon Wickey. Available in liquid or capsules. (Chickweed, Blue Vervain, Greasewood, Bladderwrack, Capsicum and Dandelion Root). (100 ct.)

W.L.-W – Weight Loss, dissolves fat, clears out debris, curbs appetite, arteriosclerosis, cholesterol. (Chickweed, Gentian, Siberian Ginseng, Dulse, Dandelion Leaf, Licorice Root, Cascara Sagrada).

Wood Betony – Pains of the head & face, cataracts (poor circulation to the lens of the eye causing it to turn cloudy and blurring vision), or in the case of glaucoma, depression & migraine headaches, mental sharpness returns & brain coordination.

Wormseed – Killing and expelling hookworms, deafness due to brain disorder is reversed, as well as ringing in the ears, Asthma, pressure in the uterus, convulsions, epilepsy, pain on the side of the head, repairs damage from stroke, paralysis and pain in the shoulder blade. One of the most curious properties of Wormseed is to conquer the condition of aphasia (uh-faze’-yuh), where a person cannot express themselves properly through speech or has loss of verbal comprehension.

Yarrow – Vulnerary (healing), stimulant, tonic, incontinence, fistulas, Bright’s Dis-ease, (large bubbles on the surface of urine), diuretic, high blood sugar.

Yellow Dock – Astringent, tonic, scurvy, skin problems, especially itch, lymphatic system, syphilis, spongy gums.

Yerba Santa – Asthma attacks, all-star expectorant herb to cleanse the lungs and throat, colds, fluid in the lungs.

Yerba Santa Combination – Lung congestion, asthma, laryngitis, bronchitis, mucus or fluid in lungs or throat. (Yerba Santa, Indian Tobacco, Mullein).

Yokum – Proven aphrodisiac (produces sexual desire and strength), carries blood to the pelvic area; stimulates the spinal nerves, stimulant to the parasympathetic nervous system** (resulting in profound emotional feelings), impotence & frigidity; hot flashes during menopause.

YTH.E.-I – This unique combination was formulated by Herbalist Sandra Inman for the young and the young and heart. (Spirulina, Bilberries, Alfalfa, Royal Jelly, Wild Yam, Irish Moss, Papaya Mints, Yucca).

Yucca – Joints are lubricated and strengthened and elasticity is restored. There is some indication that part of Yucca’s work may be accomplished by detoxifying or neutralizing the poisons given off by unfriendly colon bacteria or flora, which inhibit the manufacture of healthy cartilage, as well as providing lubrication for the joints.

Z.C.B.-J – Zinc and Copper Balancer by Jake Schwartz, Muscular Dystrophy. (Scullcap, Sage, Dandelion Root, Plantain, Chippewa Pine, Blue Vervain).

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This information is about historical observations and historical information relating to herbs. This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice by licensed physicians. A person should consult a physician regularly in all matters relating to medical problems, especially in matters of diagnosing, treating or curing dis-eases or other physical or mental conditions.

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Creative Health Institutes Take On Proper Seed Storage

 

As raw living foodest practicing, Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle, we depended on sprouted seeds, to provide us with a host of powerful live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. We have found the best way to insure we have the best seeds is to grow and store our own, for future use. This is not always possible and so we still get the majority of our seeds from vendors.

If you are going to purchase seeds make sure the seeds have been carefully dried under proper conditions, before you use them, or store them for later use. Proper storing of your seeds will give them the best chance of germinating and giving you the highest quality sprouts and micro-greens. The great thing is storing seeds is easy to accomplish.

At Creative Health Institute we do not have the facilities to freeze or refrigerate our seeds, but luckily we use them so quickly we do not have the need to freeze or refrigerate them.

Our basic storage rule is to keep our seeds in a cool, dry, dark place where the temperature is between 55 and 70 degrees and the humidity is less then 70%. The lower the humidity, the better.

Most of you will be able to freeze or refrigerate your seeds. Freezing them will at least quadruple the life of your seeds and refrigerating them doubles their life.

With more than 39 years of experience we have a pretty good understanding of different seeds shelf lives.  I have designed the following chart that should provide you with a conservative estimate of the life of seeds that have been properly dried. Since we do not have the room for refrigerators and freezer your storage time could be from 2 to 4 times longer. If you have more questions, feel free to call Bobby as 866.426.1213.

 

                 SEED-NUT-GRAIN- MICRO GREENS

                                 STORAGE TIMES

Seads – Nuts – Beans

Years

Adzuki Beans

5

Alfalfa

4

Almonds

1

Amaranth

2

Amber Waves of Grain

2

Arugula

5

Barley Grass

2

Barley Sprouts

2

Broccoli Greens

5

Broccoli Sprouts

5

Buckwheat Groats

2

Buckwheat Lettuce

2

Cabbage – Green

5

Cabbage – Red

5

Cabbage Patch

5

Carrot

1

Celery Greens

2

Chia

5

Clover

4

Fennel

1

Fenugreek

5

Flax Greens

3

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Large

5

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Small

5

Garbanzo Beans – Black

5

Garbanzo Beans – Brown

5

Garlic

1

Garlic Chives

1

Hemp

5

Kale – Red Russian

5

Kale Dinasour

5

Kamut

2

Lentil – French

5

Lentil -White

5

Lettuce

2

Long Life Mix

5

Millet

5

Mung Beans

5

Mustard

5

Mustards Greens

5

Oat Grass

2

Oats

2

Oats and Groats

2

Pea – Green

5

Pea – Sweet

Pea Shoots

5

Pumpkin

1

Quinoa

2

Radish

5

Rye

2

Rye Grass

2

Sesame – Black

2

Sesame – Natural

2

Spelt

2

Spelt Grass

2

Sunflower Seeds

1

Sweet Pea

2

Wheat

2

Wheat Grass

2

 

Wishing all of our friends the healthiest life ever.

Robert Morgan ( Bobby)

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,Michigan 49094

Ladies: Don’t Lose Your Hair Over A Vitamin or Hormone Imbalance

 

Your hair is one of the first areas, along with skin and nails, to show signs of poor nutrition, hormonal imbalance, or illness. Excessive hair loss and the thinning of your hair can indicate something amiss.

Keep in mind  some hair loss is quite normal, so do not be alarmed by normal hair loss. Many women experience hair loss, to some degree, no matter what their age.  Healthy hair goes through two stages with 90% of the hair being in the growth stage and 10% of it being in the resting stage, which means 10% of your hair is in the process of falling out. 

Human beings lose hair every day, typically 50–100 strands a day. You can test hair loss with the “pull test.” Take about 50 hairs between your fingers and pull gently but firmly. Normally, 5-8 hairs will come out — reflecting the average 10% of hair follicles that are transitioning towards the resting phase at any one time. More than 15 hairs may indicate a more unusual period of hair loss.

If you have large amounts of hair falling out you should be concerned. This is a good time to take in to consideration your overall health and begin to first of all take a closer look at your nutrition regiment. Once you have determined you are providing your body with the proper nutrition, then it’s time to look into other factors which may be responsible for your hair loss. Some of the major contributors to women’s hair loss are hormonal imbalances, stress, yeast overgrowth and thyroid imbalances. 

The key to healthy hair is to make sure your diet is rich in raw living foods that provide the nutrients your body needs. If you are eating a balanced diet consisting of a wide array of foods that have all their live enzymes intact, you can pretty much be assured that you are getting the vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients your body needs to keep your body and hair in a healthy state. If  you have your diet under control and you are still experiencing above-normal hair loss it’s time to consider other factors which may be contributing to the loss and possibly using herbs and supplements to help stop the loss.  

 Herbal Remedies

 Horsetail

Also known as shave-grass, this herb looks like a horse’s tail, with its rough edges and spiky protuberances at the end of each sprig. Horsetail helps to repair tissues and improve circulation by stimulating blood flow. Hair follicles as well as nails are encouraged to grow. With its high silica content, Horsetail is an essential for forming collagen, maintaining tissue moisture, and assisting in maintaining a healthy immune system.  As with most herbs, horsetail can be taken as a tea, a tincture, or in capsules.

Nettles

Hippocrates considered nettles a cure for almost all ailments. Also called stinging nettle, or urtica dioica, this herb has been used for thousands of years for its myriad healing properties. Using nettles as a medicinal can yield potent results as the herb is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, D, beta carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and protein. Nettles contain an abundance of silica for hair and nail strength and health. Nettles ability to promote circulation, assists in reducing hair loss and cleansing the skin.

Flax Oil

Consider taking a tablespoon of flax oil on a daily basis as it has been shown to help raise your immunity, soothe inflammation and strengthen hair follicles.

Maca, Dong Quai, Chaste Tree Berry, Wild Yam

The four most powerful herbs for balancing female hormones are maca, dong quai, chaste tree berry, and wild yam.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Zinc

Zinc can boost thyroid function and reduce hair loss that comes from an under active thyroid. Zinc must be taken with its companion Copper (2 mg a day) in order to maintain proper mineral balance in the body. Copper also contains melanin, the pigment that colors hair and skin and can help reverse or delay premature graying. Zinc can also affect the levels of androgens, the hormones involved in some form of genetic hair loss.

Raw Multivitamin

Make sure it includes hair-healthy vitamins such as B, C, D and E. Other important nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Massage

Scalp massage and can be helpful in stimulating blood flow to the scalp and supporting normal follicle function. You may also want to make sure that you get

Should your hair loss become unmanageable it is best to consult with a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Wishing all of our friends and family the best holiday season ever!

Love and blessings,

Bobby

Robert Morgan is a certified naturalpath and is the director of health and education at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan.

Fertility Herbs…

Women’s Fertility Herbs 

  • Black cohosh – this is an antispasmodic which relieves cramping. You may take this herb in the first half of your cycle from menstruation to ovulation.
  • Dong Quai – considered a female hormone regulator and an effective toner for the uterus. It should be taken in the first half of the cycle and in others the second half. It is advised to check the label for dosage information and consult with your healthcare provider or physician before taking Dong Quai at all.
  • Evening Primrose Oil – helps to increase fertile quality cervical fluid and also contains essential fatty acids which are good for the brain. You may take this EPO from menstruation to ovulation and switch to Flax Seed Oil after ovulation. Flax Seed Oil contains the fatty acids needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Evening Primrose Oil causes uterine contractions – which is why you should not take it after ovulation in the event that conception did occur.
  • False Unicorn– helps with ovarian pain and female infertility. You may take this herb in the first half of cycle from menstruation to ovulation.
  • Red Raspberry Leaf – You may take this herb during the entire cycle as it strengthens the uterine lining, thus helping to lengthen the luteal phase. But do ask your healthcare provider about continuing red raspberry leaf once pregnancy occurs. Usually, it should only be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, because it “tones” the uterus.
  • Vitex (Chaste Berry)- Known as the female herb, it helps to regulate hormones and should be taken either the entire cycle or the first half from menstruation to ovulation.
     
    It is certainly not necessary to take ALL of these herbs at once. Pick and choose which ones you may need and which ones will benefit you the most. Some cover the same areas of fertility enhancement while others offer a more general supplementation. These herbs come in different forms – tablets, capsules, tinctures – and in many different brands. They also come as fertility blends where you can benefit for the synergistic effects of all herbs in the right dosage. Choose the formula you prefer and choose a brand that is reputable and pure.

Power Essential Oils With Therapeutic Properties – May Be Cancer Killers –

The Essential Oil Component
Creative Health Institute holds a by-weekly seminar on essential oils. Many of our students and guests find that they benefit from using essential oils on a regular basis.

Essential oils concentrate the therapeutic properties of flowers and plants and can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. Most have anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic and have historically been used for stimulation, relaxation, pain-relief and healing. They are highly concentrated; it normally takes a few hundred kilos and sometimes a few tons of flowers to obtain a liter of essential oil. Thus pure organic and wildcrafted oils, undiluted,  can be very very effective.

Another way to appreciate and understand the potency of essential oils is to look into their frequency. Everything in the universe vibrates at a frequency. Living creatures, plants, objects, everything has a frequency, even disease.

In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio’s monitor determined that the average frequency of the healthy human body in the daytime is in the range of 62 to 72 Hz. When the frequency drops, the immune system is jeopardized. If it drops to 58 Hz, cold and flu symptoms start appearing, 55 Hz trigger diseases like Candida and at 52 Hz, it’s Epstein Bar. Cancer is at 42 Hz and below.

The study of frequencies raises crucial questions regarding the frequency of substances we ingest or absorb on a daily basis. Many pollutants lower our body frequency. Processed or canned foods have a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz, dried herbs from 12 to 22 Hz, and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz.

Pure essential oils start at a frequency of 52 Hz and can go up as high as 320 Hz. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man. They create a condition where bacteria, virus, fungus and disease simply cannot survive.

The essential oils listed below were selected by the essential oil expert as being the best combination for boosting the immune system response against cancer and infections. The information given about each one below is general and does not mention any dreaded diseases. (GRAS stands for Generally Regarded As Safe) The oils are:

 Organic Black Cumin Oil

(Nigella sativa) – GRAS – The Prophet Mohammed declared : “Black cumin heals every disease except for death.” It has been used as a digestive aid, an effective medicine for colds, headaches, toothaches, and infections. Because of its complex chemical structure (more than one hundred active ingredients) it has positive effects on the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune, and urinary systems. Recent research has verified claims that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune system and is effective in the treatment of asthma, allergies, and other immune disorders as well as numerous skin conditions ranging from acne and Rosacea to psoriasis. Black cumin has helped with bronchial spasm, spasmodic coughs, muscle pain, osteo & rheumatoid arthritis, the  accumulation of fluids or toxins, poor circulation, lymphatic congestion, mumps, glandular swelling, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, colitis, colic, indigestion, constipation, frigidity, debility, migraine, tiredness, nervous exhaustion, insOmnia, lethargy. May be useful in hepatitis, hypothyroidism, normalizing menstrual cycles, and testicular inflammation.

Organic Clary Sage Oil

(Salvia sclarea) Has been known to be beneficial in regulating cells, hormonal imbalance, menopause problems, PMS, menstrual cramps (minimizes the pain), itching and irritation of herpes. Also candida outbreaks, infections, exhaustion, nerves, mental strain, hostility, strengthening the immune system, sore throat, bronchitis, cholesterol, debility, genitals, hemorrhoids, frigidity, last stages of labor (may intensify contractions), seborrhea, hair loss, scalp massage and acne (may be extremely good for skin). Also blood pressure, childbirth (may get contractions going), antispasmodic (may soothe asthma attacks), sedative, claustrophobia, hyperactivity, nightmares. In mid-life crisis it may exert a balancing influence. Use in times of personal challenges or change, especially external stress and pressure.

Aromatic Influence: Very calming, may enhance the dream state and bring about a feeling of euphoria.

Wild Frankincense Oil

GRAS – Frankincense is beneficial for anti-catarrhal, anti-tumoral, anti-depressant, tension, tuberculosis, an incredible immune system builder, digestive disorders, asthma, bronchitis, lymph congestion, skin ulcers, blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, smoothes out wrinkles, antiseptic tonic to all skin, and balances oily skin.  Assists laryngitis, colds, flu, fevers, anxiety, nightmares, fear of the future, nervous tension and stress-related conditions, infections and inflammations, leprosy, reproductive and urinary difficulties.  Also tone uterus and relieve uterine hemorrhaging and heavy menstrual flow, ease labor pains, and decrease postnatal depression. A diluted blend of this oil rubbed into the abdomen regularly during pregnancy may prevent stretch marks.  May fortify the mind, assist indecision and eliminating blocked personal growth.  Contains sesquiterpenes, which enable it to go beyond the blood brain barrier to assist in increasing oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands. 

Aromatic Influences:  Recognized for increasing spiritual awareness and meditation.  May heal emotional wounds, stabilize and centers the emotions and focuses energy.  Slows breathing, producing calm, soothing, elevated mental state, bringing peace, strengthens beliefs, eternal divine connection, cleans aura and psychic planes.

Organic Ginger Root Oil

(Zingiber officinale) – GRAS – Beneficial for bruises, sores, carbuncles, regulates moisture, catarrh, chronic bronchitis, congestion, cough, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, swollen glands and dries excess mucus. It also may reduce the drainage of a runny nose and ease respiratory infection.    Assists with memory, digestion, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, fatigue, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, diarrhea, sinusitis, cramps, colic, loss of appetite, gas, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, chills, colds, flu, fever, infectious and contagious disease, nervous exhaustion, tiredness, broken bones, and alcoholism.   Stimulating but grounding, warms cold flat emotions, sharpens senses (psychic sponge) use for over sensitivity, and protection.

Aromatic Influences:  Enhance physical energy, money and courage. It sharpens the senses, improve memory and assists in recall.

Wild Juniper Berry Oil

(Juniperus communis) – GRAS – Has helped in detoxifying and cleaning, dermatitis, psoriasis (any kind of skin inflammation), skin ulcers, oily complexions, skin toner, acne, eczema, antiseptic, hair loss, hemorrhoids, obesity, liver, kidney, urinary infections, and bladder problems. It has been burned in many parts of the world to fight the spread of plagues, epidemics, and contagious disease. Benefits ulcers, respiratory problems, arthritis, bruises, infections, coughs, diuretic, and cellulite, obesity, regulating menstrual cycle, cramps and rheumatism. A local stimulant makes it a good oil to use in a massage. Used for anxiety, stress, nervous tension, clearing mental clutter and confusion, revives exhausted emotions, neutralizing negative emotions and imparting a feeling of emotional cleanliness and purity.

Aromatic Influences:  Health, love, and peace. Clears negative energy from the room and good to use before meditation. 

Organic Lemon Oil

(Citrus limonum) – GRAS – The pressed peel always contains more therapeutic properties but it has a short shelf life of about three years.  Aids digestive problems, cleansing of the lymphatic system, mouth ulcers, herpes, stimulating to the brain, clears thought, aids concentration, fever reduction, infectious diseases, colds, throat infection, asthma, anemia, heart-burn, varicose veins, tightens blood vessels, gout, rheumatism, uterine infections and intestinal parasites.  Beneficial for an air disinfectant, the immune system (may stimulate red and white blood cell formation), acne, brittle nails, boils, corns, gland stimulation and purification, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, nervous conditions, high blood pressure, nosebleeds (stops bleeding), obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism, gallstones, bronchitis, dyspepsia and flu.  Also debility, anxiety, astringent, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, blood thinner, emotional clarity, apathy, awareness, bringing joy, relieving touchiness, grudges, resentment, concentration and focus.

Aromatic Influences:  Are health, healing, physical energy and purification.  Promotes spiritual and psychic awareness, promotes connection between spirit (consciousness) and soul, use for conflict in thoughts and intellect.  Excellent made into an herb tea sweetened with Stevia or Honey.

Organic Peppermint Oil

GRAS – Benefits the respiratory system, opens the sensory system, for stimulation, strengthening, shock, fever, headache, migraine, antiseptic, throat infection, colds and flu.  Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, itchy skin, anti-spasmodic, inflammation, swelling, sinuses, anti-bacterial, jet lag, chronic fatigue syndrome, colic, cramp, fatigue, nervous stress, vertigo, toothache, acne, ringworm, heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, halitosis, varicose veins, arthritis, menstrual regularity, hot flashes, liver problems, dispels pride, inferiority.  It mixes well with almost all oils.

Aromatic Influences:  Purification and the conscious mind, energize and relieves mental fatigue, increases alertness, improves concentration, reduces fevers.

Wishing all of our readers the best of health and happiness.

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Health Education Director

866.426.1213

 

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor’s recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.

More Herbs C-M

  • Calendula Flower – A natural stomach and gastrointestinal soother.
  • Caraway Seed  –  Nourishes the digestive system and helps with minor discomforts.
  • Cascara Sagrada – Helps with restoring regular bowel movements.
  • Cat Nip – Helps relive anxiety and stress and supports respiratory function.
  • Cats Claw – Supports flexibility and nourishes the joints.
  • Cayenne- Supports and nourishes the cardiovascular system.
  • Celery Seed – Nourishes the liver and supports the urinary track .
  • Chamomile – Supports the nervous system and has a mild calming affect.
  • Chanca Piedra – Supports and nourishes the liver and kidneys.
  • Chaste Berry – Alleviates PMS and menstrual cramps.
  • Chia Seed – A natural protein powerhouse loaded with essential fatty acids (EFA’s).
  • Cinnamon – Helps to maintain and balance glucose and insulin levels.
  • Cloves – Helps to relive the discomfort of gastrointestinal flatulence.
  • Coriander – Supports gastrointestinal health.
  • Cramp Bark – Helps bring a calm feeling during the menstrual cycle.
  • Damiana Leaves – Supports the reproductive system and increases sexual energy.
  • Dandelion Root – Nourishes the liver and cleanses the kidneys.
  • Dill Seed – Relieves mild flatulence.
  • Dong Quai – An overall tonic that supports women’s health.
  • Echinacea – Nourishes the immunes system and helps to ward off infections and viruses.
  • Elderberry – Nourishes the immune system, works well with Echinacea.
  • Evening Primrose – Nourishes the cardiovascular system and calms the nervous system.
  • Eyebright – Supports healthy eyesight.
  • Fennel – Nourishes the gastrointestinal system.
  • Fenugreek- Supports and maintains healthy carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
  • Feverfew – Help with general wellbeing and may help alleviate migraines.
  • Garlic – Nourishes the cardiovascular system and may help manage blood pressure.
  • Ginger – Nourishes the digestive system and help to soothe upset stomachs.
  • Ginkgo Biloba – Nourishes the brain and enhances memory.
  • Goji Berry – Nourishes all the bodies systems.
  • Golden Seal – Strengthens the immune system.
  • Gotu Kola – Nourishes the brain and works well when combined with Ginkgo Biloba.
  • Grapefruit Peel – Nourishes the bodies systems and is an excellent free radical scavenger.
  • Grape Seed – Powerful free radical scavenger.
  • Green Tea – Good antioxidant properties and may help with tumor destruction.
  • Gymnema Sylvestre – Helps the body more efficiently metabolize sugar.
  • Hawthorne Berries – Nourishes the heart and supports the vascular system.
  • Holy Basil – Nourishes the muscles and joints and helps to relive stress.
  • Hops – helps calm the body and relaxes the muscles and help a person to stay asleep.
  • Horny Goat Weed – Invigorates male sexuality.
  • Horsetail – Has high amounts of Silica. Nourishes connective tissues, skin, hair and nails.
  • Hydrangea Root – Nourishes the prostate and cleanses the urinary tract.
  • Irish Moss – Good source of minerals and Iodine. A natural carrageenan.
  • Juniper Berry – Helps balance water and is a mild diuretic.
  • Kola Nut – Energizes the body and may boost mental performance.
  • Korean Ginseng – Nourishes the circulatory system, increases stamina and mental clarity,
  • Lavender Flowers – Helps relax nerves and relieves tension.
  • Lemon Balm – Relaxes nerves and promotes rest. Combo – Passion Flower, Scullcap.
  • Licorice Root – Nourishes the liver, respiratory and digestive systems.
  • Linden Flower – Helps raise good cholesterol and supports the vascular system.
  • Maca – Its adaptogenic qualities makes it a super food that enhances all the bodies systems.
  • Mangosteen –  A free radical fighter and digestive aid.
  • Maqui Berry – Power antioxidant and free radical scavenger. May be the most powerful.
  • Marshmallow Root – Supports the lymphatic system and soothe bodies mucus membranes.
  • Milk Thistle – Nourishes the liver. A good detoxification herb.
  • Motherwort – Nourishes the heart and supports the cardiovascular system.
  • Muria Puama Root – Increase reproductive energy. Combo – Maca, Horny Goat Weed.
  • Mulberry Leaf – Helps to balance sugar – Use in Combo with other sugar balancing herbs.

 For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

California Poppy-May Help Relieve Anxiety

California Poppy Herb Profile

Also known as: Eschscholzia californica, Western Poppy, Poppy, and Gold Poppy.

Introduction: The California poppy is the state flower of California, a tender perennial plant bearing blue-green leaves and 2 to 4 inch (5 to 10 cm) wide flowers that open in bright sun and close on cloudy days and at night. California poppy is one of the oldest North American remedies for stress-induced maladies including sensitivity to changes in the weather. The California poppy is considered an ancient plant whose origins are not entirely known. Native Americans in California prized them as a source of food and for the oil that could be extracted from the plant.

Constituents: Alkaloids, principally cryptopine.

Parts Used: Above-ground parts of the plant, dried.

Typical Preparations: Most frequently used as a tincture. Combined with hawthorn and magnesium salts in formulas for relieving anxiety. Also commonly combined with birthwort, night-blooming cereus, kava, lavender, passionflower, St. John?s wort, and/or valerian. Can also be taken as a tea or encapsulated.

Summary: California poppy is most often employed to provide restful sleep without the side effects of benzodiazepine drugs such as Librium, Valium, and Xanax. Clinical studies showed that California poppy in combination with hawthorn and magnesium salts is safe, effective, and free of side effects for the treatment of mild to moderate anxiety. The advantage of California poppy is relief from tension without morning grogginess, nausea, vomiting, or constipation.

Precautions: Safety not established during pregnancy or nursing or for children under the age of 6.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Burdock Root – May Help Protect The Liver & Balance Hormones

Known as: Arctium lappa, gobo, poor man’s potatoes, Arctium, Arctium minus, Arctium tomentosum, Bardana, Bardana-minor, Bardanae Radix, Bardane, Beggar’s Buttons, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Cockle Buttons, Edible Burdock, Fox’s Clote, Great Bur, Great Burdocks, Happy Major, Hardock, Harebur, Lappa, Love Leaves, Orelha-de-gigante, Personata, Philanthropium, Thorny Burr.

Introduction: Considered by many in the North America and Europe as a common weed, burdock is a sturdy biennial plant reaching up to 6 feet (2 m) high, with 18 inch (50 cm) wide leaves forming a rosette at ground level, with smaller versions growing up the thick flowering stem. Burdocks roots grow straight down as much as 3 feet (1M) into the subsoil. In mid-summer, the plant blossoms into a dense array of globular flowers with sticky bracts that cling to passing animals and peoples. These burs were in fact the inspiration behind the invention of Velcro fasters, when the inventor found them sticking to his dog after an afternoon walk and he realized that objects could be fastened together in the same fashion. The plant grows on roadsides and waste places and around field boundaries throughout Britain, Europe and North America; it is cultivated in Japan, where it is called gobo, and the root is consumed as an everyday vegetable, similar to a carrot.

Constituents: Up to 50% inulin, polyacetylenes, volatile acids (acetic, proprionic, butyric, isovaleric), non-hydroxyl acids (lauric, myristic, stearic, palmitic), polyphenolic acids, and tannins.

Parts Used: The washed and dried root, powdered. Also, sometimes the fruits and leaves.

Typical Preparations: It is best taken as a tea in a decoction form. May also be taken as a capsule or extract. In Asia it is used as an ingredient in soups, stews, stir fry’s and even eaten raw.

Summary: Native Americans were known to use the whole plant as food, boiling the root in maple syrup (which made it like candy) so that it could be stored for longer periods of time. Noted 17th century herbalist Nicholas Culpepper said that it was good for ‘old ulcers and sores’, as well a treatment for someone bitten by a rabid dog. In China it is used as an aphrodisiac and for impotence. There is considerable evidence in the scientific literature that burdock root tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory remedy. Its numerous antioxidants protect the liver from toxic chemicals, allowing it to process the body’s naturally occurring steroids which are helpful in achieving hormonal balance. A mildly bitter herb, it stimulates the release of gastric juices and aids digestion. This combination of qualities explains its traditional use in treating acne, eczema, endometriosis, psoriasis, and uterine fibroids. The tea can also be used as a wash to treat skin infections, eczema, and psoriasis.

Precautions: Safe for use as a food or herb.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Borage Herb May Help Arthritis Suffers – Also Those With Skin Disorders

Known as: Borago officinalis, Beebread, Bugloss, and Star Flower.

Introduction: Borage is a native plant of Southern Europe, which has become naturalized all over Europe and the United States. It’s fair to say borage “grows like a weed.” This useful herb grows abundantly in abandoned lawns and garbage dumps. At one time borage was an essential herb for beekeepers, grown to help bees produce more honey. Traditionally, it was also grown as an ornamental, or boiled as a pot herb. Borage is noted for having a cucumber like flavor and easily recognized by its white prickly hairs and bright blue, star-shaped flowers. Its dark green leaves are gently curved and its fruits consist of dark brown nutlets (seeds) in groups of four. Both Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides claimed that borage was used to “exhilarate the mind”, comfort the heart, drive sorrow away, and increase ones general happiness.

Constituents: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), beta-carotene, choline, mucilage, fiber, B vitamins, and trace minerals.

Parts Used: Seed, or flower and herb.

Typical Preparations: Seed oil, or flower and herb used in tinctures, teas, and encapsulations.

Summary: Borage is thought to be an excellent insect repellant, so it is often grown in gardens to protect from damage insects can cause or used in certain skin care products. Borage seed oil is used as an anti-inflammatory for chronic conditions, notably arthritis, but also asthma, chronic bronchitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. Borage seed oil is also high in GLA, an essential fatty acid, and thought to assist in weight loss. Borage flower, stems, and leaves are used in diuretics to support treatment of urinary tract conditions and weak hearts as well as to support circulation to treat varicose veins. The herb, but not the seed oil, induces sweating and sedates.

Precautions: Reports that Borage seed oil contains toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been found to be false. However the herb, leaf and flower does and its internal use is prohibited. Not recommended while pregnant. Not recommended for long term use.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Blessed Thistle Herb May Help With Digestive Problems

Known as

Cnicus benedictus, Carbenia benedicta, Cardo Santo, Carduus, Carduus benedictus, Cnici Benedicti Herba, Cnicus, Holy Thistle, Spotted Thistle, St. Benedict Thistle.

Introduction

The blessed thistle is a weed with prickly leaves and yellow flowers surrounded by purple spikes. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean, and was originally used in Ayurvedic medicine in India and Bhutan. The plant was then introduced to Europe in the 1500’s and mainly cultivated in monasteries by monks where it gained the title “blessed”(benedictus) for its use in treating the black plague. It was noted as a type of panacea in herbal texts of the period primarily due to its use during the plague.

Constituents

Bitter principles, primarily cnicin.

Parts Used

Dried leaves, stems, and flowers.

Typical Preparations

As a tea infusion, in capsules or as an extract, or externally as a poultice for boils and wounds.

Summary

Modern herbal applications of blessed thistle are based on a long history of use in Europe and in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Blessed Thistle is used to treat digestive ailments fundamentally caused by insufficient secretion of stomach acid. The herb’s bitter taste triggers a reflex reaction that releases gastric juices into the stomach, especially those needed to digest fats. For this reason, modern herbalists agree that the plant is helpful for loss of appetite, upset stomach, and gas, although it may be better to take the herb before these symptoms occur (such as before eating a fatty meal), rather than after. The herb is also antibacterial.

Precautions

Generally not recommended during pregnancy. If you are allergic to artichokes, avoid this herb.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Black Walnut Hull May Be Used To Remove Worms

Known as: Juglans nigra, English Walnut, Akschota, ructus Cortex, Juglans, Juglandis, Juglandis Folium, Juglans regia, Nogal, Walnut, Walnut Fruit, and Walnut Hull.

Introduction: The black walnut is native tree of North America. Black walnuts are smaller, harder, and more pungent than the English walnuts sold in grocery stores. The hulls without the meaty kernels inside are used in herbal medicine. Black walnut trees exude a sap that discourages growth of competing plants over their roots.

Constituents: Juglone, vitamin C, zinc.

Parts Used: The powdered hull.

Typical Preparations: Tinctures, pastes and slurries. Up to 1 teaspoon of the herb 3 times a week taken internally as a tea.

Summary: Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. As a skin wash, black walnut hulls are used to treat ringworm and yeast infections of the skin. Taken internally, black walnut hulls are used to treat intestinal worms.

Precautions: Black walnut hulls are safe for occasional use of up to 2 weeks at a time, but black walnut heartwood is not. Avoid herbal remedies which contain heartwood.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Black Cohosh Root May Help With Hot Flashes

Known as: Cimicifuga racemosa, Actaea Macrotys, Actaea Racemosa, Baneberry, Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Bugwort, Cimicifuga, Cimicifuga Racemosa, Phytoestrogen, Rattle Root, Rattle Snakeroot, Rattlesnake Root, Rattleweed, Squawroot. Do not confuse with the potentially toxic blue cohosh.

Introduction: Black cohosh is a graceful woodland plant bearing spikes of white flowers, native to New England and eastern Canada. Native Americans have used the herb to treat snakebite and joint problems, but primarily used the herb for women’s health. The name cohosh is from the Algonquian tribe, and means rough, referring to the feel of the rhizome. Settlers adopted the herb for the same purposes, and in the late 1800’s it became the key ingredient in Lydia Pinkham’s “Vegetable Compound”, a wildly popular over the counter medicine for menstrual problems, infertility, and unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Lydia Pinkham’s “Vegetable Compound” continued to be sold in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was given the name “bugbane” because the flowers have such a strong odor, and have been used to effectively repel insects. Today, black cohosh remains one of the most popular remedies in the world for women’s natural health.

Constituents: Actein, cimicifugin, formononetin, salicylic acid, tannins, vitamin C.

Parts Used:Root.

Typical Preparations: Finely chopped, dried root in tablets, teas, or tinctures.

Summary: Black cohosh is a popular remedy for hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness of menopause. The herb does not stimulate the production of estrogen, but it may compensate for low or highly variable levels of estrogen during menstruation or in the menopause. In one well-designed study, 62 women going through menopause received black cohosh, estrogen, or a placebo for 90 days. Women who took black cohosh had the same reduction in hot flashes as women taking estrogen. Black cohosh did not stimulate growth of cells in the uterus, suggesting that, unlike estrogen, the herb does not increase the risk of uterine cancer. Black cohosh also increased the thickness of the vaginal wall. The study also suggested that black cohosh could help prevent osteoporosis.

Precautions: In menopausal women, black cohosh is not likely to cause any complications other than mild stomach upset. Black cohosh must be avoided during pregnancy because of its potential ability to stimulate uterine contractions. The safety of black cohosh in breastfeeding mothers and the degree of transmission of black cohosh in breast milk has not been established. There is controversy regarding the safety of black cohosh in women with a personal history or strong family history of breast cancer.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Bilberry Fruit And Leaf May Help With Night Vision & Strengthen The Eyes

Also known as

Vaccinium myrtillus, European blueberry, Airelle, Bilberry Fruit, Bilberry Leaf, Black Whortles, Bleaberry, Blueberry, Burren Myrtle, Dwarf Bilberry, Dyeberry, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Myrtilli Fructus, Trackleberry, Whortleberry, Wineberry.

Introduction

Also known as “Black Hearts” according to Thomas Hardy in his 1878 novel The Return of the Native, the European bilberry bush is a close relative of American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. It flourishes in damp acidic soil throughout temperate and sub artic regions of the world. The bilberry has a long history of medicinal use. Hildegard of Bingen wrote 900 years ago to recommend the use of bilberries to treat amenorrhea. Renaissance physicians used bilberries to treat conditions ranging from kidney stones to typhoid fever. Traditionally, strong decoctions have also been used as an astringent for treatment of diarrhea and dysentery. The English used it as a dye for wool due to its wonderful dark blue/purple coloring. The best known application of the herb in modern medicine, however, arose during World War II. British Royal Air Force Pilots reported that a dollop of bilberry jam just before a mission improved their night vision, sometimes dramatically. The American Botanical Council published a paper stating that Bilberry is potentially beneficial for visual problems such as circulatory disorders of the retina: vein and circulatory disorders, including varicose veins, inadequate vein strength, and fragile capillaries.

Constituents

Benzoic acid, caffeic acid, epicatechin, Epigallocatechin (EPCG), gallic acid, hydroquinone, isoquercetin, quercetin.

Parts Used

Leaf, fruit.

Typical Preparations

Dried fruit, jam, as a tea, encapsulated, liqueurs, wines, and desserts.

Summary

After the successful use of bilberry jam in World War II, researchers determined that bilberry fruit and bilberry leaf contain biologically active substances called anthocyanosides. Scientists believe that these chemicals may strengthen the walls of the blood vessels in the eye and benefit the retina, reduce inflammation, and stabilize tissues containing cartilage, such as ligaments and tendons. The herb is also used to treat a variety of conditions that benefit from arterial support, including bruising, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. The effect of bilberry on night vision is most consistent in people who have poor night vision. The herb probably will not improve night vision in people who already have good night vision. For best results, take bilberry on a regular basis, but also use blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, raspberries, and strawberries to support cardiovascular and retinal health.

Precautions

Bilberry fruit is known to be safe even for pregnant women, although eating too much can cause minor stomach upset. Maximum dosages of bilberry leaf have not been established for nursing mothers, young children, or people with severe liver or kidney disease, but there are no reports of toxicity. A bilberry leaf may lower blood sugars in diabetics. The leaf is not recommended for long term use.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Barberry Root May Help Recover Good Bacteria In The Instestine

Known as: Berberis vulgaris, European Barberry, trailing mahonia, berberis

Introduction: The barberry is a tall shrub with gray, thorny branches. Bright yellow flowers bloom in the late spring become dark, drooping bunches of red berries in the fall. Puckery but less bitter than cranberries, ripe barberries can be used to make jam. Both the berries and the bark are used in healing. Medicinal use of barberry dates back at least to the time of ancient Egypt, when it was combined with fennel seed to prevent plague. In Europe and the US, Barberry has been used as a bitter tonic, antipyretic, and antihemorrhagic. It has also been used in China in the same fashion, but also for its antimalarial qualities.

Constituents: The barberry contains its namesake chemical berberine, also found in coptis, goldenseal, Oregon grape root, and turmeric. The herb also contains the B-vitamin thiamine, vitamin C, the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, chromium, cobalt, and zinc.

Parts Used: The whole root, root bark, aerial parts and sometimes the fruiting body.

Typical Preparations: The whole herb barberry is available in capsules, fluid extracts, tinctures, and ointments. Dried roots of barberry can also be used in tea.

Precautions: Adults should limit use of barberry to seven consecutive days at a time, waiting at least a week before using barberry again. This gives the natural, helpful bacteria of the intestine a chance to recover. Taking vitamin B6 supplements can give infectious bacteria resistance to the antibacterial toxins in the herb.
Barberry is often given to children with success, but should be used with caution, no more than three consecutive doses followed by a day without the herb. Not recommended while pregnant or nursing.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Astragalus Root May Stimulate The Immune System

Known as: Astragalus membranaceus, milk vetch, huang qi (Chinese), ogi (Japanese), and hwanggi (Korean).

Introduction: Astragalus is the chief energy tonic of traditional Asian medicine. A graceful, flowing plant with long stems bearing paired, pointed leaves and purple flowers, the astragalus is harvested for its roots that are white when dug out of the ground but become yellow as they are dried.

Constituents: Astragalosides and other immunostimulant polysaccharides, beta-sitosterol, flavonoids, and trace minerals, especially selenium.

Parts Used: The dried root in the form of tea, encapsulated or as an extract. Powder is mildly sweet and may be sprinkled on food or whipped into a shake or smoothie.

Typical Preparations: Most authorities on traditional Chinese medicine recommend taking 9-15 grams (3 to 5 tablespoons) of the whole herb per day as a decoction, made by boiling the ground, dried root in water for a few minutes and then brewing the tea. May also be taken in capsule or extract form.

Summary: Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes astragalus for maladies related to deficiencies of the “spleen,” the energy body responsible for digesting food and “grounding” the energies of the body in the environment. Diseases treated with herbal formulas featuring astragalus can result from poor nutrition or digestive problems, but they can also be associated with frequent changes of life direction, “flighty” attitudes, or failure to make important decisions. Modern research shows that simple preparations of astragalus as a whole herb stimulate the immune system in several ways. It increases the number of stem cells in bone marrow, and encourages their maturity into active white blood cells. It appears to help signal the white blood cells known as neutrophils to migrate to places they are needed to fight infection. It stimulates the “germ-eating” white blood cells known as macrophages, activates T-cells and natural killer (NIK) cells, and increases the production of immune globulins. Usually taken with a variety of other herbs, astragalus as a whole herb eases chronic respiratory infections, aids in recovery from both cancer and the side effects of cancer therapy, and enhances health in HIV.

Precautions: Astragalus is non-toxic in any dosages.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ashwangandha Root May Reduce Stress, Lower Blood Pressure & Increase Libido

Also known as: Withania somnifera, Indian Ginseng, Avarada, and Withania.

Introduction: Ashwagandha is a member of the nightshade family, however it should be noted that that unlike other Nightshades, Ashwagandha lacks the poisonous attributes. Typically found and cultivated in India, Ashwagandha has been popularly applied to those with overworked and often hyper-tense lives. Ashwagandha is India’s native answer to Ginseng and it is currently being applied in Ayurvedic medicine to treat hypertension and stress related ailments. Recent studies have attempted to popularize its use as a preliminary treatment for male infertility and impotence problems.

Constituents: Mainly consisting of withanolides, glycosides and several different alkaloids.

Parts Used: Eastern and Western herbal medicine use the dried root. Most notably, the dry, cut root. Berries of this plant are mildly toxic to the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. No major studies have released the benefits of the leaf.

Typical Preparations: Tea decoction from the root, liquid herbal extract, herbal capsules (non-standardized) Dried crushed or powdered roots can be applied to food or directly consumed.

Summary: Not much research has been carried out for this particular botanical and to date there have not been any released notes on possible medicinal contraindications, side effects or potential health hazards. This particular root has been used successfully for the last 3,000 years and the empirical evidence of the ages speaks for itself. It comes highly recommended in times of severe strife and stress-induced discomfort. However Ashwagandha should not be consumed for long periods of time and is better reserved for the “times of need”.

Precautions: Botanical safety guidelines in the US and Germany have suggested that Ashwagandha may be a mild abortifacient and it is not recommended for pregnant women.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Angelica Root May Help Prevent The Proliferation Of Tumor Cells

Known as: Angelica archangelica, Garden Angelica, Great Angelica, and Wild Parsnip.

Introduction: Angelica is the European cousin of the more familiar dong-quai. A graceful flowering plant related to carrots, dill, and fennel, angelica is found as far north as Nunavut and Lapland and as far south as Syria and South Carolina. The plant has an intense yet sweet aroma more like carrots than like dill or fennel.

Constituents: Psoralens, bergapten, beta-sitosterol, coumarins, limonene, umbelliferone.

Parts Used: Dried root

Typical Preparations: As a tea, in capsules and as an herbal extract.

Summary: The traditional uses of angelica included treating tumors, boils, and furuncles, relieving swollen gums, and forcing vomiting to treat food poisoning. Research published as recently as February 2005 confirm that angelica contains compounds that may prevent the proliferation of tumor cells, at least under laboratory conditions. Modern herbalists most often use this form of angelica to relieve loss of appetite, flatulence, and gastrointestinal spasms, and to treat the pain of hacking cough, menstrual cramps. and urinary tract infections. Angelica has a long folk-history of use as a medicinal herb, in particular for the treatment of digestive disorders and problems with blood circulation.

Precautions: Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight if using angelica oil. Do not take angelica and eat celeriac (celery root) as a vegetable if you tend to sunburn. The safety of angelica for pregnant women and nursing mothers has not been established and its use is not recommended.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

6 Herbs That May Help Balance Your Cortisol Levels And Help You Lose Weight

6 Herbs To Help Balance Your Cortisol Levels

While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal following a stressful event. Unfortunately, in our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal, resulting in a state of chronic stress.

Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have been shown to have negative effects, such as:

  • Impaired cognitive performance
  • Suppressed thyroid function
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decrease in muscle tissue
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, slowed wound healing, and other health consequences
  • Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacks, strokes, the development of metabolic syndrome, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems!

At Creative Health Institute Our Students Are Taught How To Balance Cortisol Levels With These Herbs

  • Maca: This amazing herb/food is one of the most powerful adaptogens in the world. It increases oxygen levels in the blood, feed the adrenals and balances cortisol levels. This powerful herb is nontoxic and works at the root of the cortisol balancing problem, rather than masking symptoms.
  • Reishi Mushroom: Lowers cortisol as it reduces stress.   It’s very calming and actually performs like a sedative while improving adrenal gland function. When our adrenals are functioning properly, our cortisol levels will be balanced.
  • Holy Basil: This cortisol lowering herb does its job because it’s amazing for the immune system and anytime the immune system is strong then the body naturally reduces cortisol. Don’t skip this one.
  • Green Tea: Works to lower cortisol and stress because it’s extremely high in antioxidants and also minimizes the effects of environmental pollutants, inflammation and other forms of metabolic stress.
  • Rhodiola: A good adaptogenic herb, which helps to balance out the body. It’s also great for improving attention span, mood and mental clarity. Children who have been diagnosed with ADD or any other hyper activity disorder will benefit greatly from this herb.
  • Ginseng: Is a great adaptogenic herb which helps with strengthening our immune system and helps to overcome exhaustion due to psychological and physical stresses. This is a great herb to replace the false boost that is associated with drinking caffeinated drinks which create a physical imbalance and  increase cortisol levels.

Wishing all of our friends and alumni the best health ever.

Robert Morgan – Bobby – Creative Health Institute – Union City Michigan

Herbs That Affect Our Blood Pressure

Many of our guests, upon leaving Creative Health Institute, enhance their own healing journey by utilizing herbs for a period of time. This practice does not diminish the effect of the detox and rebuild programs that have helped our guests for more than 30 years. In many instances it helps  our guests strengthen their immune systems as they combine herbal  based therapy and apply what they have learned during their stay at the institute.   Some of our former guest choose to include herbal formulas, essential oils and aromatherapy to augment their health program. Taking herbs, and using essential oils and aromatherapy for medicinal purposes should only be done under the supervision of a Master Herbalist and/or a health specialist.

Some herbs which may lower blood pressure include:

Aconite/monkshood, arnica, baneberry, betel nut, bilberry, black cohosh, bryony, calendula, California poppy, coleus, curcumin, eucalyptol, eucalyptus oil, evening primrose oil, flaxseed, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, goldenseal, green hellebore, hawthorn, Indian tobacco, jaborandi, mistletoe, night blooming cereus, oleander, pasque flower, periwinkle, pleurisy root, shepherd’s purse, Texas milkweed, turmeric, and wild cherry.

Some herbs that may increase blood pressure include:

Arnica, bayberry, betel nut, blue cohosh, broom, cayenne, cola, coltsfoot, ephedra/Ma huang, ginger, licorice, Polypodium vulgare , and yerba mate.

Arnica is in both lists.This is because a particular herb whicht can lower blood pressure in its primary action, and may result in the with raising high blood pressure as a secondary reaction.

That is why you will observe sometimes contradictory rubrics for the same symptom. You can find Lyco worse with heat, and also better with heat, in most of the repertories.