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Herbs help the body to naturally do what it is supposed to do.
(This information is not intended to be used as medical advice.)
Alfalfa - The name means "Father of all Foods." It is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, and trace elements. It is a good source of carotene (Vit. A) and Vit. K, the blood clotting vitamin. It has 8 essential amino acids and the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Essential amino acids are not made by the body, but have to be supplied daily by our food or supplements. It can prevent tooth decay and helps rebuild decayed teeth, contains natural fluoride.
Aloe Vera Juice - It is excellent for burns. It can be used by nursing mothers for sore nipples. Can be used as an eye drop to improve circulation and eyesight. It stimulates the circulation in wounded areas, which also promotes healing. Prevents and draws out infection, relieves itching in chicken pox. Expels pinworms if taken several days in a row. moisturizes the skin. Can also be taken internally for instant relief of upset stomachs.
Bayberry - Excellent in stopping profuse menstruation, especially when taken with cayenne. Also helps stop painful menstrual cramps and tones all female organs: strengthens the uterus during pregnancy. Use as a gargle for sore throats and cankers and as a wash for soft or bleeding gums. Used for sinus and adenoid problems.
Black Walnut - Used to kill and expel parasites, internal and external. It is also effective on the malaria parasite and on tapeworm. Used for herpes and impetigo... paint sores with extract and take internally. High in organic potassium, iodine and manganese. Strengthens and builds tooth enamel... contains natural fluoride. Helps to balance sugar levels.
Blessed Thistle - Used to enrich and increase milk in nursing mothers. Balances female hormone problems. It also strengthens the heart and the lungs, takes oxygen to the brain, strengthens memory. It will cause profuse perspiration.
Blue Cohosh - It helps to dilate the cervix during labor. It helps stop false labor pains. Although it has been used to start real labor, it will not start it unless it is time. Women who have trouble with the cervix dilating during labor received good results by adding 1 to 2 capsules, three times daily for 5 to 6 weeks before birth. Taking 2 capsules as labor begins has also helped to promote an easier and more rapid birth. It is also used to regulate and bring on suppressed menstrual flow. If you make a poultice you can use for an emergency remedy for allergic reactions to bee stings. It contains good amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, silicon and phosphorus.
Calcium Magnesium - Calcium is a critical part of all body systems, not just bones and teeth. Magnesium is required to lock calcium into an effective matrix. (2 parts calcium to one part magnesium). It is a relaxant (did you ever drink warm milk at bedtime?) will help you sleep and will relieve cramps. It is also a mild pain killer. I have one friend who used calcium during labor. They would have to wake her up to push and this did no harm to the baby.
Calendula Flowers - It is an anti fungal inflammation fighter. It is soothing to the skin. It can be ground into powder and added to ground chamomile flowers and cornstarch to make a powder that is very effective on babies, especially for diaper rash. Can be added to homemade soaps for healing properties gentle enough for babies. It can be made into a salve with comfrey and echinacea combined with beeswax to use as lip balm, or on cuts, burns, abrasions, and even sprains. Its anti fungal action is an aid for candida albicanas, athlete's foot, etc.
Cascara Sagrada - It soothes the nerves and promotes sleep. It is a laxative that is safe to use during pregnancy and in children. It is one of the strongest of the herbal laxatives, but it is not a purgative. It regulates the colon and is not habit forming. We use it at the onset of an illness or a cold to help clean out the colon.
Catnip - Used for fevers and to alleviate symptoms of childhood diseases. It is good for stomach gas, cramps, and aids in digestion. You can use it for babies and young children for colic, stomach pains, teething and fevers. Catnip and Fennel in a combined tincture is excellent because it is a liquid and concentrated so a few drops are all that is needed. It helps to clean out the mucus in the body. It is used in enemas to bring down fever, eliminate mucus, relax the colon and ease colon cramping. Catnip enemas also relieve the aches of flu.
Cayenne/Capsicum - This is one of the most important herbs. It is an herb many herbalists would choose if they could only have one herb. It is in many combinations because it acts as a catalyst. It is nutritional as well as medicinal. It builds up the body's resistance. It is high in Vita. C and very good to take at the beginning of a cold. It is one of the best general stimulants. Stimulation is the key to healing. When the body and its organs are properly stimulated, they will heal, cleanse and begin to function normally. If taken regularly it will reach every part of the body. It improves the entire circulatory system, feeds the cell structure s of arteries, veins, and capillaries so they will regain elasticity. It regulates the flow of blood so it influences the heart immediately... the frequency of the pulse is not increased but is given more power. It normalizes blood pressure; used for both high and low blood pressure. If can be taken internally for an injury to stop internal and external bleeding. The powder can be poured directly on an external wound to stop bleeding, fight infection and promote healing. It may feel warm but it will never cause a blister. It can be used to treat shock or to keep someone from going into shock. It can be used with lobelia for tetanus. Use it for a gargle for sore throats or pyorrhea. It would be a good tincture to keep in your first aid kit.
Chamomile Flowers - It is soothing and relaxing to nerves. It helps you to sleep. It improves the appetite and aids in digestion. It brings a good flow of blood to the skin surface thus inducing perspiration. It regulates menstrual flow and helps in drug withdrawal.
Charcoal (Activated) - It has an amazing ability to "attract" and absorb. This makes it ideal for removing poisons from the body. It is approved by the FDA in place of Ipecac for internal poisoning. The poisons adhere to the large surface area of the specially-processed, finely ground powder so that both are eliminated together. It will actually absorb intestinal gas, giving relief from bloating and acting to remove the intestinal coating that prevents normal absorption and removal of gas via the blood and lungs. It is also used internally for high cholesterol, food poisoning and to remove wastes from under active kidneys or liver. Use it externally for insect bites/stings and surface infections. Don't use for more than a few days at a time as it absorbs nutrients too.
Chickweed - It is an edible plant that grows as a weed. It can be used as a vegetable and in green drinks. It is rich in Vita. C and in minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It is a contact healer both internally and externally; thus it helps with pain as it heals. It can be use in poultices, ointments and lip balms. It decreases pain and swelling. Made into a tea it can be used as an acne wash. It can be used in a bath for sores and rashes. It can be used on boils and burns. It strengthens the stomach and bowels and has been used to stop bleeding of the stomach, bowels and lungs. It is an appetite depressant. It is a good blood purifier, taken internally for blood poisoning... it helps carry out the toxins. It dissolves plaque in blood vessels. It dissolves fatty substances, including fatty tumors and removes them from the body. It has an anticancer agent.
Chlorophyll (Liquid) - It is the life force of plants and contains life giving nutrients that are easily assimilated by the human body. It's molecular structure is very similar to the molecular structure of the human red blood cell-hemoglobin. It has the same effect as iron and is a natural blood builder. It helps to control and regulate calcium levels in the blood and aids in blood sugar problems. It lubricates the ileocecal valve to keep it functioning properly. It increases iron in milk on nursing mothers. Its fluids clean the structure of the cell and its important minerals build new cell life. It is a great natural healer and cleanser for chronic conditions internally and externally. It stops growth and development of toxic bacteria. Disease causing bacteria find it difficult to live in the presence of chlorophyll.... it counteracts toxins. It accelerates tissue cell activity and normal re-growth of cells which helps the body heal faster. Gargle with it for your tonsils. It inhibits the metabolic action of carcinogens. It helps purify the liver and eliminate drug deposits, old toxic material, chemical spray on food, artificial flavoring, colors and other coal tar products that may become stored in it. It helps to get bile moving regularly. It acts as a detergent in the body and has been used to remove toxic metal from children. It deodorizes the bowel and entire body; a natural antiseptic to the intestinal tract. It aids in rebuilding damaged bowel tissue and helps to eliminate mucus. It reduces acid which produces putrefaction in the bowel. One teaspoon of concentrated Chlorophyll to 1 cup of water equals a glass of green drink.
Clove Bud Oil - Excellent for tooth aches... just rub on the gums. It also has antiseptic and antibiotic qualities. It can also be used for warts. Be careful it can cause skin burns though. When ever an oil begins to burn just add olive oil to soothe.
Comfrey - It acts as an infection fighter and blood cleanser when taken internally. It is a contact healer (relieves pain and starts healing on contact). It is cell proliferate (helps grow new flesh and bone) and accelerates the healing process. The cell proliferate and active ingredient in comfrey is called allantoin. It helps with pain, repairs and heals, excellent for wounds, burns, cuts and abrasions and broken bones. It reduces the inflammation of pulled tendons. You can use an extract both topically and internally for acne and athletes' foot. Use it for kidney and bladder problems... eliminates bloody urine. It can be used for female problems. Made into a tea or extract it can be used as a douche for yeast infections. Poultices applied to sore and caked breasts help the tenderness leave very quickly. It helps respiratory problems even when there is hemorrhaging. It is high in calcium and vita. C. It contains carotene, B12 and chlorophyll. When the extract was used on mosquito bites, the itching stopped immediately and the swelling went down.
Dandelion - (yes those pesky flowers in your lawn) All of its parts are used.... leaves, flowers, and roots. It can be used fresh in green drinks and salads. It is one of the best blood purifiers and builders available. It is high in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. It contains all the nutritive salts for the blood, so it restores and balances the blood so anemia that is caused by deficiencies of these blood salts disappears. Use it for low blood pressure as it helps build energy and endurance. People who are losing weight become over acidic. These acids in the blood are destroyed by dandelions. It is one of the best liver cleansers. It increases the activity of the liver and the flow of bile into the intestines. It is used for hepatitis. It increases activity of the pancreas and the spleen. It is good for the female organs and helps open urinary passages.. It is used to treat skin diseases.
Echinacea - This is an excellent infection fighter and is used as a natural antibiotic. It is especially good in glandular infections and problems. A good cleanser for glands and the lymphatic system. It is one of the best herbs for helping enlargement and weakness of the prostate gland. It can be used in ear aches, strep throat and lymph glands. It is an effective blood purifier and is used for blood poisoning and poisonous spider and snake bites.
Eyebright - It is very good for weak eyesight, and has been known to improve vision. It is also used for infections or inflammations of the eyes. If it is used in a combination with other herbs and made into a tea and then strained it can be used as an eyewash that can even be used on babies who have clogged tear ducts and by people with cataract problems.
Fennel - It is great for colic in babies especially when combined with catnip in a tincture. It aids in digestion especially when uric acid is a problem as in gout. Used in weight loss by normalizing the appetite. It increases the flow of urine and is a liver cleanser. The tea makes a good eyewash. It helps in milk production.
Fenugreek - It is known as a lung herb. It expels mucus from the bronchial tubes. It soothes sore throats. It helps the digestive system by being a lubricant in the intestines and by coating ulcers and intestinal sores. It contains lecithin which helps dissolve cholesterol and fatty substances. It expels toxic waste through the lymphatic system. It can be used in poultices for inflammation and wounds.
Garlic - It contains allicin which is a natural antibiotic. 1 milligram of allicin has a potency of 15 standard units of penicillin. It is effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Garlic contains more germanium, an anticancer agent, than any other herb. It is active against staphylococcus and E. coli bacteria. It is good to take for all diseases as it is anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti viral and anti cancer. It has a detoxifying effect on all the body systems. It improves, tones and strengthens entire physical condition. It has a rejuvenation effect on all cells. It builds endurance and energy. It strengthens body defenses against allergens. It has soft oils that help to emulsify plaque and loosen it from arterial walls. It contains selenium which helps arteriosclerosis. It strengthens blood vessels. It equalizes blood pressure, high or low. It has a sugar regulating factor. When taken internally it is one of the most effective herbs for killing and expelling parasites. It is excellent used in enemas either straight or combined with catnip. The catnip pulls mucus, and soothes the cramping of the colon, etc. The garlic kills the germs and parasites, improves peristaltic action, and also pulls mucus. Garlic contains protein, phosphorus, potassium, Vita. A, B, B2 and C, calcium, sulfur, selenium, germanium, allicin, allicetoin I & II, aluminum, chlorine, manganese, zinc, copper and iron.
Ginger - It can be used in the bathtub to promote perspiration to relieve congestion and fevers; and to help relax and relieve tired, achy muscles after over exercising. 3-4 tablespoons per full bathtub in tepid, not hot water. It is great in cough syrups and helps relieve congestion in the sinus cavities especially when combined with cayenne. It has a cleansing effect on the kidneys and bowels. It helps to remove excess toxins from the body. It stimulates the circulatory system. It helps suppressed menstruation and is excellent for menstrual cramps.
Golden Seal - It is one of the best infection fighters and contains a natural antibiotic and is considered by many to be a cure-all. It lowers blood sugar and is a source of natural insulin. If you are hypoglycemic and have trouble using it, substitute myrrh or add licorice root to the golden seal. It is a contact healer. It stops internal and external bleeding, and reduces swelling. We have used it on the umbilical cord stump of home birthed babies. It heals mucus membranes anywhere in the body. It has been used for skin cancers. You can make a tea and use it for nose drops, drink it for a sore esophagus, use it as a mouthwash for cankers and sores, pyorrhea, and combined with white oak bark to make a tea for a rinse after tooth extraction or oral surgery. We have put it in a nose spray bottle to battle a sinus infection that nothing else worked on. It can be used in a combination for an eyewash (strain first). Use it with scullcap and hops for spinal nerves. It can also be used with white oak bard for external and internal hemorrhoids. If taken with cayenne it strengthens the heart.
Hops - It is best known as a relaxing nerve tonic. It has helped with insomnia (sleeplessness) when nothing else has worked. It promotes sleep and makes a soothing sleep formula when combined with valerian root and scullcap. It relaxes the liver and gall ducts. It increases the flow of bile and urine, and bowel function. It increases capillary circulation and heart action. It reduces high fevers, pain and inflammation.
Horehound - This herb helps wheezing, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, nonproductive coughs and whooping cough. The herb apparently causes the secretion of a more fluid mucus, which is more readily cleared by coughing. It acts to normalize heart rhythm, improving its regularity.
Horsetail- It is an all purpose herb that is good for the whole body. It is heavy in silica, so it strengthens fingernails and hair, especially good for split ends. It helps the body utilize and hold calcium. It helps kidney problems, especially kidney stones. It kills eggs of parasites and expels parasites. It helps to dissolve tumors. It is good for eye, ear, nose, throat and glandular disorders
Kelp - It has a salty taste and is used by many people in place of salt. It has a high content of natural plant iodine, which is absorbed much more slowly and there fore more safely, than chemical iodine. Iodine is necessary for proper function of the thyroid, which is essential for proper growth, energy and metabolism. It abounds in calcium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium and other minerals including trace minerals. It is good for nails and hair loss. It regulates the thyroid and pituitary glands (activates all glands of the body). It is good for pancreas and adrenals. It helps male and female organs, and is good for prostate. It builds cell membranes and aids in functions of the digestive and endocrine systems. It is good during pregnancy because it normalizes glands and hormones and because it is high in mineral content. It helps to prevent growth of tumors and cleanses the body of radiation. It acts as an antibiotic; assists the thyroid in releasing iodine into the blood stream when infection is present. Iodine fights infection and helps prevent disease.
Lavender - This herb can be used in potpourris and also in baths for a soothing relaxing effect. It is said if you make a little lavender sachet and put in your pillow case, it will help you sleep. It can relieve stress and depression, and is beneficial for the skin. It is good for headaches, psoriasis, and skin problems. You can make a tincture with lavender (can add self heal) in apple cider vinegar. This is excellent for all wounds and burns.
L-lysine - L-lysine is not produced within the body and must be obtained from the diet. This is often difficult because it is destroyed by cooking. It regulates the ovaries, mammary and pineal glands. It works with vita. C/bioflavinoids to build collagen for new connective tissue and bones. It is necessary for all amino acid assimilation. It is used to fight fever blisters/cold sores and mouth ulcers (herpes simplex virus). At the first sign of a cold sore take an L-lysine and you will probably not get the cold sore. It's interesting that lysine and arginine levels influence each other. Arginine is found in peanuts and chocolate. many people report outbreaks of fever blisters after several candy bars. Also, lysine deficiency can interfere with carnitine synthesis. Remember that L-carnitine is needed to burn fat as energy. This is another reason that candy bars can make you fat!
Licorice Root - It is a hormone herb and a source of the female hormone estrogen. It is specifically used to stimulate and regulate the adrenal glands and the pancreas. These work together because adrenaline helps control insulin. It is one of the best known herbs for hypoglycemia. It acts as natural cortisone or as a hormone that takes the place of cortisone. It helps injured voice muscles, helps voice improvement, either for hoarseness or throat damage. It is a tonic for the intestinal tract, and stimulates enzymes and peristaltic action. It acts as a mild laxative. It strengthens the heart and circulatory system.
Lobelia - It is one of the most potent single herbs. It is a powerful relaxant. Its relaxing effects can be felt over the whole body and it works very quickly. Small doses work as a relaxant and large doses act as an emetic (herbs used to induce vomiting). It can cause some to become very sleepy, so it can be balanced by taking cayenne with it. It relieves spasms. The tincture can be used for convulsions or rubbed on the body or drops can be put in the mouth and the body will absorb it immediately. You can rub the tincture on the shoulders of a restless child to help him sleep. It reduces palpitations of the heart. It is especially good for croup and respiratory problems. We use lobelia with a combination called AL-C to keep pneumonia from coming on. The extract is good to rub on the gums of a teething baby. It helps remove obstructions and congestion throughout the body, including the blood vessels. It expels mucus. Sometimes it is used as an emetic to remove congestion from the stomach. It encourages the flow of oxygenated blood. It can be used in a poultice for ringworm, bruises and insect bites. Catnip and lobelia enemas are good for mumps in males.
Marshmallow - It is a completely edible plant. The root however, is most prized for remedies. The leaves are used in poultices, teas and green drinks. It is best known for helping with kidney and bladder problems. It is mucilaginous; coats, soothes and heal inflamed areas in the body including genital and urinary areas, alimentary, respiratory and intestinal. It heals mucus membranes. It increases and enriches milk in nursing mothers. It contains lime and calcium.
Mullein - It is used in all respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. It loosens mucus and expels it out of the body. It is high in iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. It calms spasms and is a natural pain killer. It helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system. The oil or the extract may be used for ear drops. It has very large soft leaves when grown in the wild. It is affectionately called the toilet paper of the woods!
Parsley - It is a diuretic and yet it is also very high in potassium. It is one of the most used remedies for kidney and bladder problems. It is good for the nervous system, adrenals, assimilation and elimination. It is good for digestion... used extensively in green drinks. It is very nutritious. It helps to dry up milk in lactation, alleviates afterpains, regulates menstrual cycles. (Do not use parsley while nursing). It is a tonic for blood vessels, capillaries and arterioles. It is high in vita. A, B and C (3 times more C than citrus). It increases the body's resistance to all diseases. Vita. A is one of the vitamins that stimulates the body's immune system. It is a cancer preventative.... cancer cannot live in blood that is high in potassium. Vita. A also fights cancer. It contains lots of minerals, especially potassium and iron. It has more iron than any other green vegetable. It is high in chlorophyll.
Pau D'Arco (Taheebo) - It comes from the inner bark of the Red Lapacho tree in the Andes of South America. It contains xyloidin - an antibiotic with viricidal properties. It also contains lapachol - an element noted for its anti tumor activities. Many people use pau d' arco in fighting cancer. It is used for all skin diseases and is good for sores, even old ones, used externally. We have also made a tea combined with goldenseal to battle sinus infection by using a nose spray bottle with good results.
Peppermint - It is an excellent remedy for simple colic and minor bloat in children and adults. It is good for digestive problems, helps stomach pain caused by indigestion and is soothing to the stomach. It expels stomach and colon gas. It is excellent for fevers, flu, diarrhea, ulcers and colitis. It strengthens nerves and heart muscles. It cleanses and tones the body. It can be used instead of aspirin for headaches. It can take the place of coffee for a stimulant and it also promotes relaxation. It also promotes creative thinking and can be infused in the air in a classroom situation for better test results.
Pycnogenol - This is pronounced "pick-NOJ-in-all". It is 50 times more powerful than Vita. E as an antioxidant. It can replace Vita. C as a preventative for scurvy and can cross the blood-brain barrier. It is derived from pine bark and grape seed. We have used it to make a growth (which may have been a slow growing malignant cancer) which had been there for a couple of years to leave within about 3 weeks. It is an excellent immune system builder.
Red Raspberry - This is an excellent herb for all female organs and problems. It strengthens the wall of the uterus and entire female reproductive system. It decreases profuse menstrual flow. It is good during all months of pregnancy. It helps to alleviate morning sickness and nausea. It has been used as a preventative for hemorrhaging during labor. It assists in labor, makes delivery easier and relieves afterpains. It tones and regulates before, during and after childbirth. It increases and enriches milk for lactation. As a tea it is good for stomach aches and bowel problems in children. Can also be used for diarrhea in babies. It is soothing to the stomach and bowels and cankerous conditions of mucus membranes in the alimentary canal. It is high in minerals and vitamins.
Sage - This herb is great in vegetable dishes, meat dishes and if you make your own stuffing for Thanksgiving. It is good for your digestion. You can make a tea with it to rinse your hair with. It helps to return your hair to its natural color and some use it for baldness. It can also be used for nerve related problems such as headaches. It is also used for smudging to clear negative energy.
Scullcap- It has a very calming effect especially for worry and emotional disturbances. I tones and soothes the entire nervous system. It brings on a natural sleep. It aids in cases of spasms, tremors, twitching of muscles, epilepsy and convulsions. It is good for digestion and circulation. It should be taken for long periods of time to overcome any of the above problems. It has a diuretic property which draws out uric acid. This helps the nervous system in rheumatism, gout, or neuritis.
Slippery Elm - It is used in many combinations and poultices not only because of its medicinal properties, but also because of its cohesive quality that helps hold the other herbs together. In case of a famine, it would be an excellent herb to store and to forage for eating. It is mucilaginous and expands when mixed with water. It does not mix easily, use a blender, wire whip, fork or shake in a bottle. It should be taken with lots of water. It is contact healer both internally and externally. It coats, relaxes and heals all inflamed tissues including irritated and inflamed mucus membranes of stomach, bowels and kidneys. It is a gentle herb... one of the best for diarrhea especially for babies. It normalizes the stools, soothes, coats and heals the entire intestinal tract lining. It is used in enemas for scalding diarrhea because of its soothing and healing qualities. It is good for ulcers and delicate stomachs. It is great for a hiatal hernia. It must be taken in tea form or powder stirred in water for this.
Tea Tree Oil - It has antiseptic and antibiotic qualities. It can be used as a topical antiseptic and unlike the other topical antiseptics (iodine, mercurochrome, etc.) it does not damage healthy tissue as well as kill bacteria so it does not interfere or slow the process of healing.
Thyme - It can be used to season foods. It is good in Italian dishes, in soups, stocks, meats and vegetables. Adding thyme to your food gives more nutrition, some medicinal properties, as well as flavor. It removes mucus from head, lungs, and respiratory passages. It has a soothing, sedative action on nerves. It fights infection and is anti-fungus. It helps to expel worms. It is used in breaking an alcoholic habit. It is a tonic for the stomach and a pain reliever for migraine headaches when combined with fenugreek.
Una De Gato (Cat's Claw) - The alkaloids in the inner bark are a tonic that feeds the immune, digestive and structural systems. It is comparable to shark cartilage, pau d' arco and Siberian ginseng. When combined with astragalus root and echinacea it is a strong defense for your immune system.
Valerian Root - It is a powerful, effective antispasmodic. It quiets, calms and has a healing effect on the nervous system. The drug, valium, was synthetically made from Valerian Root. But as is the case with most drugs made from herbs, they increased the active strength many times; took it out of its natural state which contained organic compounds that prevented harmful side effects. It is a marvelous weapon against stress and nerves without the side effects that Valium has. It promotes sleep if taken at night and has no narcotic effect. It relieves pain and is good to normalize heart palpitations, slows the action of the heart while strengthening it. It is good for the circulatory system. It is an anti flatulent (gas) for adults and infants. It is used for children with measles and scarlet fever for restlessness and pain.
White Oak Bark - It is used as a tea as antiseptic to disinfect wounds, sores and scabs to prevent infection and kill germs. It is used in enemas for hemorrhoids and is especially effective for bleeding hemorrhoids. It can be used with golden seal as a mouth rinse for oral surgery. It is good for internal and external tumors and swelling. It reduces varicose veins... take internally and use fomentations externally. It normalizes the liver, kidneys and spleen. It increase the flow of urine and removes kidney stones and gall stones. It helps with all kidney problems including blood in the urine and bladder infections. For goiters use internally and use fomentations. It stops hemorrhages in the lungs, stomach, bowels and spitting up of blood. It curbs excessive menstrual flow. It brings down fevers and will expel pin worms.
Wood Betony - It is good for all head and face pain including headaches. For migraine headaches use fenugreek, thyme and or feverfew. It is good for all nerve problems. It relaxes muscles and nerves in the back of the head and neck. It is good for heartburn and indigestion. It opens obstructions in the liver and spleen. It mildly stimulates the heart. It cleans impurities from the blood and expels worms.
Yarrow Flowers - Yarrow is an important herb to have in storage in your home. It has been said that it would be one of the only things that works against the coming plagues, which would be flu type diseases. Yarrow is unsurpassed for flu and fevers. If it is used abundantly at the beginning of a cold it will usually break it up within 24 hours. It is especially good for fevers... it produces perspiration. It opens pores and has relaxing action on the skin. For fever it must be drunk warm or take capsules with warm water or peppermint tea. Yarrow tea is bitter tot he taste but effective. It is good for all childhood diseases. A yarrow ointment or tea can be used for sores, including chicken pox and smallpox, and also old wounds. It is very healing to the glandular system. It regulates and tones the liver. It relieves kidney problems, infections and mucus discharge from bladder. It equalizes circulation. It is used in fomentations for external hemorrhoids. It corrects diarrhea in infants. It is healing and soothing to all mucus membranes. It benefits respiratory problems, including bleeding from the lungs