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Growing up in a family of people who valued all that was natural, Arthur Bramble was genuinely intrigued by the fact that so many people looked to doctors' chemical options for solutions when all they needed was in nature. He was also puzzled by the fact that many of the drugs on the market today are extracts of some of the very herbs they were ignoring.

Herbal remedies are not only safer (when taken in the correct doses), but they tend to have longer lasting effects in the long run. He decided through this book to show that there really is no need to risk some dangerous side effect to get rid of a problem when herbs are there to help you relieve your symptoms in the safest way. The best part is that even some doctors today are considering herbs as solutions to their patients' problems.

Arthur stands by his work and is an excellent example of what herbs can do for the body, having used them for years to help with his arthritis and other problems. The book is a must for every household looking for natural solutions to health problems.



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Herbal Medicine Bible: Life Saving Herbs and Cure for All Diseases

Herbal remedies use plants or plant extracts as a solution to health problems. This remedy can be prescribed by an herbalist, nutritionist, or doctor.

These remedies are often considered natural medicine or alternative medicine and are often referred to as herbal remedies as they do not require a prescription as they are not traditionally manufactured medicines. The most common form of these remedies includes poultices, oils, creams, tinctures, and teas.

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Many countries require herbalists to be properly trained and licensed before they can prescribe herbal remedies. In Europe, herbalists abound, and pharmacies or apothecaries sell herbal remedies along with traditional medicines. In countries like the United States, herbal remedies are often sold in stores that sell vitamins and other similar supplements rather than traditional pharmacies.

Herbal remedy formulas are many and varied and many of these remedies have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Whenever an herbal remedy is selected, consumers should do their own research to find out the listed ingredients and benefits before making a purchase. If this is a case where a pre-existing condition is being treated with prescription drugs, care should be taken before taking an herbal remedy, as there may be contraindications when they are mixed.

The most popular way to administer a tea is in the form of a tea. The berries or leaves of the plant are crushed and soaked in hot water for a few minutes to allow the plant's nutrients and flavor to enter the water. These herbs can be sold in bulk or in tea bags.

The most common are green tea, rosehip, and chamomile. With loose leaves, something known as a soaker ball is used. This soaking ball is made of metal and has a fine mesh outer cover that allows flavor to permeate into the water and leaves no leaves behind when removed.

When referring to a tincture for an herbal remedy, it refers to an alcoholic extract that is usually made by mixing berries and plant leaves with ethanol. The leaves are immersed in ethanol for a few days or even weeks to obtain the proper concentration.

A popular tincture used as an antiseptic and to treat cuts is a compound tincture of benzoin.

Sheets it is tuberculosis him medicines Cut poultices, oils mi creams which it is popular.The creams are usually a mixture of ointments and extracts of vegetable oils that provide medicinal or cosmetic help. A wound dressing is known as a poultice and is made by crushing the entire herb and not just the berries or leaves.

This mixture is placed directly on the wound and then covered with a bandage. Because many herbs have calming or antibacterial properties, herbs have been used for many years to treat a variety of injuries and illnesses.


Herbal medicine is an important part of alternative medicine. It is an excellent choice for traditional medicine and can be used to treat and prevent a variety of ailments. It is also known as medicinal herbal medicine, botanical medicine, herbal medicine, and herbal medicine.

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A simple framework of herbal medicine is made up of Western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, and Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Many herbs are known to have excellent medicinal properties. This type of medicine is one of the oldest used for the treatment of physical and mental illnesses and also for the maintenance of general health. This form of natural treatment has been practiced for many centuries to cure a large number of ailments. There are so many herbs that have great medicinal properties and can be used to prepare various medicines. Many of these herbs are extremely potent and do not have the long-lasting effects that chemically administered treatments do. Natural forms of treatment can be pills, powdered or liquid extracts, ointments, essential oils, or teas.

Profits of herbs medicine

Health and herbal remedies have a number of benefits, the most important being that they do not inhibit the body's natural healing process. Outlined below are some of the advantages of opting for herbal options as forms of treatment for ailments that can range from something as simple as the flu to something as chronic as cancer or diabetes.

Treatment Naturally

As mentioned above, herbal medicine does not affect the healing properties of the body. On the contrary, these herbs actually enhance the natural healing properties so that the recovery process is much faster and the body can be in the best condition to promote this rapid healing. Many herbs work by activating the glands so that they produce the necessary hormones. These hormones carry the distress signal to the necessary areas to inhibit or induce certain processes necessary for healing to occur.

Additional Profits

Some herbal remedies have specific instructions for use, especially when it comes to exercise, rest, and diet, which enhance the way the herbs work, leaving the body in a state that makes it much more receptive to treatment. Of course, changes in lifestyle and diet can help in the long term for the patient's body to function well. When these changes become routine and are maintained even after full recovery, the chances of recurrence of the same disease are significantly decreased.

Improved Immunity

Herbs are very helpful in improving the immune system as they tend to boost the body's natural healing process and eliminate bad things that cause disease. As a result, the body's natural defenses are strengthened against pathogens that trigger secondary or primary infections.

Nutrition mi Metabolism

An improved metabolism is the result of a better lifestyle, a modified diet, and a better immune system. In the long run, this promotes better absorption of the nutrients the body needs. Therefore, most of the time, the consumption of very fatty or fatty foods (junk food) is not recommended.

The consumption of caffeine and other stimulants is also not recommended. This is for two reasons: junk food doesn't provide the body with the variety or amount of nutrition it needs, and stimulants can inhibit the way drugs are supposed to work. Simply put, poor nutrition affects the treatment process and also affects the way herbs work to help the body recover from any disease.

Collateral damage

While it is not correct to say that allergies and side effects are non-existent when it comes to natural treatments, it is a fact that since the healing process is more in line with what nature had in mind, side effects are much less. . when using herbal medicines. Medications are used and provided they are taken as prescribed and dosages are supervised by a professional herbalist, naturopath or anyone else who specializes in alternative healing methods.

However, if herbs are taken without supervision, they can trigger side effects that can range from something as fatal as extreme toxicity or death to nothing more than mild discomfort.


Aloe veraChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (3)This has long been used in folk medicine, and when used externally, it helps heal wounds and burns, and restores skin tissues. It also helps with dandruff and blemishes and keeps skin smooth. It is strongest when used fresh and can also be ingested to help with upset stomachs and can also work as a laxative when dried.

Aloe vera is a succulent flowering plant that has a wide range of uses, from soothing skin irritations to relieving constipation. Its scientific name is Aloe vera and it has been known by other common names such as miracle plant, plant of immortality, Indian aloe vera, elephant gall and aloe vera.

Growing Aloe vera

Aloe vera is native to the African continent, specifically the tropical and southern regions of Africa, including the islands off the coast of the continent and the Arabian Peninsula. It was introduced to China and some parts of Europe in the 17th century. It ended up being cultivated for its supposed medicinal value. It needs two to three years before it can be harvested for juice. The cultivated aloe is harvested in early spring.

Aloe can grow in dry, clayey sand. It is propagated by roots that have been dug up from the parent plant. Another alternative way is to use rhizome cuttings after harvesting the aloe and let it root before it can be transplanted. It is then spaced 31 inches in rows between rows. Approximately 5,000 aloes can be placed per acre and take about a year or two to mature.

Aloe vera appears as a circular cluster of large, thick, fleshy leaves straight from the roots, since it has no stem. Its leaves are green to greyish-green with white spots. The leaves have small white teeth. When the flowers appear in summer, they appear on a stem about three feet tall. Each yellow flower appears isolated and tube-shaped.

Profits of Aloe vera

In addition to its moisturizing effect on the skin and its calming effect on constipated intestines, aloe has also benefited people with diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy. It has also been given to relieve fever, itching, and pain. It has been applied externally for arthritis, burns, and psoriasis. People suffering from cold sores, frostbite, sunburn and bedsores are believed to benefit from applying aloe vera.

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Topical application of aloe has no reported side effects. Prolonged use of aloe can cause hives and red, swollen eyelids. People with an allergy to any member of the Lily family, such as garlic, onion, tulips, and the like, should not use this herbal remedy.

When taken internally, aloe can cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term use is often associated with kidney disorders, blood in the urine, low potassium levels, muscle weakness, weight loss, and heart problems. Loose bowel movements can delay the absorption of most medications.

People with diabetes should check their blood glucose regularly, as eating aloe can drastically lower blood sugar levels. Those with blocked intestines like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis should also stay away. It can make hemorrhoids worse.

Aloe can also affect certain medications. People taking maintenance doses of digoxin should never take aloe vera, as it depletes the electrolyte potassium, which can increase the drug's toxic side effects. Anticoagulant medications can also be made more potent with aloe. Combining aloe vera with other stimulant laxatives such as bisacodyl, cascara, castor oil, senna, and the like, as well as other diuretics, can dehydrate the body and lead to an electrolyte imbalance. Aloe can also affect herbs and other supplements. Potassium-reducing herbs like licorice and horsetail can be dangerous. Phytoestrogens like soy and herbal antivirals may also be affected.

Pregnant and lactating women should never ingest aloe, as there is a risk of birth defects. Children should never be given aloe to ingest.

How for use Aloe vera

Historically, aloe appears to have been used by ancient civilizations for a wide variety of conditions. It has been used as a versatile skin remedy and an effective laxative. The sheet is divided into two parts, the gel and the latex, which are used differently. Aloe vera gel is a gelatinous component inside the leaves, while yellow latex internally coats the skin of the leaves. It can be used on freckles.

When given for constipation, 100 to 200 milligrams of aloe can be taken at night. The herb takes about 10 hours to take effect. Alternatively, some people use 50 milligrams of aloe latex, but it may not be safe. Liquid aloe vera extracts can be administered in 30 milliliters every eight hours. Aloe vera tincture is given in 15 to 60 drops when needed.

If used for psoriasis, a 0.5 percent aloe extract cream is applied every eight hours to remove plaque. It can also be applied three to five times a day when needed. The cream can also be given for genital herpes. Pure Aloe Vera Gel can be applied to the skin's surface for mild to moderate skin conditions.

Traditional uses of aloe vera involve inhaling its vapor when placed in a pot of boiling water for asthma or taking the gel with milk for people with kidney problems.

Studies them Aloe vera

Aloin, aloe-emodin, and barbaloin are strong laxative compounds found in aloe that have been classified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as over-the-counter laxatives. In 2002, the US FDA removed laxative products containing such ingredients because the supplement manufacturers did not provide any safety data. Irmanola content is being studied for its ability to slow or stop inflammation.

Many early studies have shown that topically applied aloe gel is beneficial for burns and abrasion. However, the gel cannot prevent radiation therapy burns. A separate study was able to show that aloe prevents or delays the healing of wounds caused by deep surgery.

A two-year study conducted by the National Toxicology Program focused on the effect of ingesting aloe vera whole leaf extract on rats. According to their data, the animals developed tumors in the large intestine. More studies need to be done to relate this study to humans. Additionally, separate studies have shown that aloe will require increasing doses to have a laxative effect because the intestines become dependent on its stimulation.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (4)Anise is a flowering herb that grows abundantly in the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia. Its scientific name is Pimpinella anisum and it is also called anise.

The aroma and flavor of anise has been compared to other comparable spices such as star anise, licorice, and fennel. It is also called hua hsian or sweet cumin.

Growing anis

The ancient Egyptians cultivated anise for centuries. It is indigenous to Greece, Crete, and Asia Minor. Eventually it spread to Rome and the Middle Ages; Central Europe began to cultivate the herb. The English have cultivated it since the 16th century.

Anise plants grow from seeds that are planted in loose but fertile soil that drains very well. It should be near warm shade and kept free of weeds. When planted in April, the seeds ripen in the fall. Cultivated anise will have simple leaves near the base that are somewhat spike-like at the top. The flowers are white and eventually develop into an oval fruit called anise.

Profits of anis

Ancient Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine from India used anise as a treatment to improve memory and control excess oil on the skin.

Anise has been used to treat menstrual cramps, relieve gas, and kill lice and mites. It has also been used as an expectorant for coughs, a diuretic to increase urination, and as an appetite stimulant. Some people use it to treat seizures, insomnia, relieve asthma, and help with nicotine addiction.

Women benefit from the effect of anise as a phytoestrogen. It can increase milk production during lactation, regulate the flow of menstruation, help ease labor, relieve morning sickness, and increase libido. Men can also benefit from anise, using it to combat andropause (male menopause).

Anise also has the ability to improve the absorption of iron from the diet. Its tea, when used as a mouthwash, can sweeten breath and, when ingested, can soothe a sore throat.

What for vea For for

Anise is generally safe, even for children, when eaten in amounts similar to food. There is also no ill effect when anise is applied to the scalp, even if it is combined with other herbs. It is safe for pregnant and lactating women, although evidence has not yet been presented as to whether anise will cause harm in larger than normal amounts. Too much anise can lead to miscarriage in pregnant women.

Since anise is a phytoestrogen, conditions that react to spikes in estrogen levels may worsen. People with cancer (breast, uterine, and ovarian), endometriosis, and uterine fibroids should avoid supplements that may contain anise or its active component, anethole.

Anise may decrease the effects of tamoxifen, oral contraceptives, and estrogen replacement hormone preparations. Tamoxifen is a medicine used to control the amount of estrogen in the body of people with estrogen-sensitive cancers.

Some people may develop anise allergies when used on the skin or when taken for conditions of the lungs and digestive tract. When the oil is ingested, it can cause pulmonary edema, seizures, and violent bouts of vomiting.

How for use anis

The ribbed greenish-brown seeds of the fruit and the oil extracted from the seed are the most commonly used components of anise. Sometimes its roots and leaves are also used as herbal medicine.

Anise has been used in Western cooking to add flavor and aroma to foods, soft drinks, and sweets due to its similarity in flavor to licorice. However, most of Asia has been using anise and its similar-tasting spice, star anise. Since 1999, anise has been replaced by this relatively cheaper spice, especially in the West. The seeds are used whole or powdered. Picarones, champurrado and mustaceoe are some dishes that depend on the flavor of anise.

Anise is given as a tea to lactating women and those suffering from painful menstruation. It is considered possibly effective for menstrual pain. There is a product that contains anise, turmeric and celery seeds that effectively decreases the severity and duration of discomfort throughout the entire cycle. In the first three days of menstruation, take 500 milligrams of this preparation every eight hours.

For dyspepsia, around 300 to 500 milligrams of the seed or 0.1 to 0.3 milliliters of the essential oil is usually administered to provide relief. There are very few preparations that contain pure anise and there is still no standard to define its dosage for clinical use. When mixed with a tablespoon of sugar, three drops of anise essential oil will relieve cramps.

The essential oil can be administered by inhalation to relieve phlegm congestion in the trachea, especially in asthma and productive coughs. Tea made from strained fennel tea with honey and glycerin can be used for this purpose. It can also improve memory and help cleanse the skin of excess oil.

Studies them anis

One of the main flavor components of anise is anethole, which is also found in star anise (scientific name Illicium verum). This makes up 85% of your essential oil. It also contains tarragon, gamma-hymachalen, and methyl chavicol.

According to an Agricultural Research Service study published in 2008, anise is rich in phenylpropanoids. These compounds showed a significant effect against Plasmodium falciparum, a parasite that causes malaria in humans, and Mycobacterium intracellulare, the bacterium that triggers infections in patients with impaired immune systems.

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Clinical Research and Healthcare Management evaluated anise's performance against bacteria through an in vitro experiment. He was able to prove that anise extract has great potential against Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, Streptococcus and Escherichia. The researchers recommended it as an adjunct to standard antibiotics to decrease the incidence of bacterial resistance.

Another 2012 study funded by the Research Institute of Islamic and Complementary Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences reviewed the medicinal benefits of anise. He was able to prove the claims that folk medicine attributed to anise as a natural antimicrobial and antioxidant.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (5)Basil is a popular kitchen herb that is sometimes called sweet basil or St. Joseph's wort. Its scientific name is Ocimum basilicum and it is related to the mint family. The herb is native to India but is often associated with traditional Italian and Thai cuisine. The term comes from the Greek word basileus, which means "king". Some herbalists have associated it with the mythical creature, the basilisk, because it is said to produce many snakes when crushed with a large stone.

Growing basil

For five millennia, the tropical regions of Asia have cultivated basil and its various hybrids. Basil grown in Asia has a stronger clove flavor compared to those grown in the Mediterranean.

Basil can be grown from cut stems that have been suspended in water for a fortnight or until roots develop. Once the roots appear, they can be planted indoors in a pot. Just make sure you place them in the sunniest part of the room. If the stem produces flowers, they become woody and the amount of essential oil produced in the leaves of that stem ceases. These flowers eventually produce seed pods that can also be used for planting.

Profits of basil

Basil oil is said to have antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial effects. It has also shown great potential for use as an anticancer. There are compounds in the plant that help thin the blood. Flavonoids such as orientin and vicenin are present in basil and can protect the body on a cellular level.

As a folk remedy, basil has been used to treat seizures, hearing problems, gout, hiccups, impotence, insanity, and whooping cough.

Traditional Ayurvedic medicine uses basil as a treatment for asthma and diabetes. It can relieve spasms of the digestive tract, promote appetite, treat edema, and expel worms. Women consume basil before and after childbirth to improve blood circulation and increase milk production during lactation.

Nutritionally, basil is rich in vitamin A due to its abundant supply of beta-carotene. This powerful antioxidant improves cardiovascular health by protecting the lining of blood vessels from free radicals and preventing it from oxidizing cholesterol. When oxidized cholesterol disappears, there is no buildup of atherosclerotic plaque, so the risk of heart attack or stroke is reduced. It is also rich in magnesium, an electrolyte that helps relax muscles and blood vessels. Once relaxed, blood flow improves and the risk of spasms or irregular heart rhythms decreases.

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When used as a food, basil is generally safe. However, some people report that their blood sugar has dropped when using basil as an herbal remedy. The use of basil can be harmful as it contains tarragon, a chemical that can trigger the development of liver cancer.

Basil is a popular produce and is readily available at your local grocery store. To get the most out of it, opt for those that are organically grown or those that are from the area. Irradiating imported basil can allow it to stay fresh during shipping, but can greatly decrease the amount of nutrients you can get from it.

How for use basil

As a herbal remedy, the whole herb is used. In the West, it is usually harvested around July.

Asian cuisine has used basil in a variety of dishes. Use a wide variety, from sweet basil, Thai basil, lemon basil or holy basil. It is often cooked fresh and added as one of the last ingredients. It can be kept for a week in an airtight bag in the fridge. Other substances that can be found in basil include myrcene, pinene, ocimene, terpineol, and caryophyllene.

One of the most common Ayurvedic remedies for basil is to improve the function of the urinary system. Equal amounts of basil leaves and honey are said to reduce or eliminate kidney stones present.

As a poultice or ingestion of basil leaves are the means to relieve inflammation and pain. For those with arthritis, toothaches, and muscle aches, a poultice of heated basil leaves is effective. It releases eugenol which prevents substances produced by the body that cause swelling and pain. It can also be rubbed on bruises and wounds.

Herbalists would determine the dosage of basil based on the age, health, and condition of the patient. Currently, there is no scientifically proven standard that provides the proper dosage for basil.

If possible, opt for fresh basil instead of the dried variety. In addition to being tastier, the amount of essential oils and nutrients remains intact. Store it wrapped in a damp towel in the fridge for storage. When frozen, store in airtight containers or ice trays lined with broth. If there is no fresh basil, dried basil will do as long as you store it in a tightly closed container in a cool, dark, and dry place for half a year.

Studies them basil

Different types of basil can have a variety of scents because each variety can have a different blend of essential oils. Those that smell like cloves have a high proportion of eugenol. The lemon smell can be attributed to the presence of citral and limonene. Some hybrids that smell like camphor contain camphene, while those that look like licorice are rich in anethole.

In 1989, there was a study that demonstrated the ability of basil oil to repel insects and exert an antifungal effect. In the same year, the antimicrobial effects of basil were also studied and it has been used to treat urinary tract infections. This was confirmed in another separate study a decade later. Basil oil components are deadly to mosquitoes.

There is a 2005 study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry that showed that treating basil seeds with a 0.5 percent chitosan concentration can increase their growth and the amount of their phytochemicals by 17 to 21 percent. . This is your opportunity to weigh in on the future content of this book.

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For thatChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (6)Black cohosh or black snake root, fairy candle or black bugbane is a favorite herb of Native Americans. It has potential for use as a sedative and analgesic. The current use of Actaea racemosa (or for some, Cimifuga racemosa) is to relieve symptoms of menopause, insomnia, and mood swings. This is a relatively safe herb for menopausal symptoms for up to six months, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Growing For that cohosh

Black cohosh is an herbal medicine found in the lush, shady forests of North America. It is a tall, flowering herb with similar attributes to members of the buttercup family. It will grow in heavy, moist soil. It often grows in nature. Growing black cohosh can be made by pollinating various insects that have been attracted to its foul odor.

Profits of For that cohosh

Since 2002, the dangers of hormone replacement therapy have scared most premenopausal women into turning to herbal black cohosh therapy. Although the evidence has yet to prove otherwise, it is still marketed as such. It can also relieve painful menstruation and regulate it.

Approximately 45% of nurses and midwives use black cohosh to induce labor. However, there is no reliable scientific evidence to recommend its use in the majority of patients. It has also been used to slow progressive bone weakness that occurs after menopause. Although its use has decreased the risk of weak bones, there are no data to show that it can decrease the incidence of fractures in postmenopausal women.

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There is scientific evidence that demonstrates the absence of the estrogenic effect of black cohosh. Currently, there are no studies on the effects of long-term use of the herb in humans. Experiments on mice for cancer are contradictory.

What is known is the liver damage that cohosh use can cause, based on anecdotal evidence. Although there is no conclusive evidence of such an adverse effect, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration has required a warning label on all products containing black cohosh.

There are reported side effects when taking black cohosh. Dizziness, headaches, sweating, intestinal disturbances, decreased blood pressure, and slow heartbeat have been reported. Experts have hypothesized that as the grass grows in the wild, there may have been an unintentional mix of other harmful plants. Side effects can also be seen in people taking very high doses of the herb.

To be safe, women who are pregnant, diagnosed with estrogen-sensitive cancer or endometriosis, children under 18, people at very high risk of liver disease, and people allergic to aspirin should avoid black cohosh. It has the ability to stimulate the female ovaries and makes it a potent herb when taken for any indication other than relief of hot flashes.

There are also some medications that can interact with black cohosh. Most of these drugs affect the liver, especially those that rely heavily on the liver for removal or activation by the body. Atorvastatin, cisplatin, amitriptyline, codeine, fentanyl, metoprolol, olanzapine, odansetron, tramadol, acetaminophen, isoniazid, methotrexate, phenytoin, and other similar medications should be used with caution when taken with black cohosh.

How for use For that cohosh

Native Americans have used black cohosh primarily for conditions of the female reproductive system and for sore throats, depression, and kidney disorders. When European settlers arrived, they continued to use black cohosh, also called black snake root. People used to apply it directly to the skin to improve skin conditions like warts, acne, and unwanted blemishes.

There are a variety of preparations that contain standard amounts of black cohosh. The pills can contain from 40 to 80 milligrams. Tinctures are rare, but when used, each dose is approximately 2 to 4 milliliters dissolved in water every eight hours. The teas have a more traditional formula and will contain 20 grams of black cohosh per sachet to be dissolved in 34 milliliters of water. It must be boiled until it is reduced to a third of its volume and strained before being stored. It should be consumed within 48 hours, with a cup of black cohosh tea three times a day.

Germany has approved its use as a therapy for painful symptoms associated with menstruation and to relieve symptoms of menopause. When using black cohosh to relieve the uncomfortable effects of menopause, 20 to 80 milligram tablets of the extract are taken every 12 hours. A dose higher than 900 milligrams is dangerous. For osteoporosis in women after menopause, 40 milligrams per day is given.

Studies them For that cohosh

The main active compound of black cohosh is its terpene glycoside plus actein and black cohosh. Since it has traditionally been used for gynecological conditions, black cohosh was originally associated as a phytoestrogen. However, studies were published from 2002 to 2009 that managed to refute their presence. The data used in these studies were able to establish that it is the presence of methylserotonin that can activate serotonin receptors. Research published in 2007 was able to show that the triterpene glycosides in black cohosh can stop bone loss caused by cytokines.

Currently, black cohosh has been used primarily as a remedy for gynecological conditions in women. Studies conducted in 2005 and 2006 cast some doubt on its potency, as the results are mainly dose dependent. In a 2007 study, researchers were able to isolate some compounds in black cohosh that may benefit osteoporosis. A recent 2011 study was able to demonstrate black cohosh's ability to relax the smooth muscles in blood vessels, which may be helpful for people with hypertension.

Preliminary studies are underway on the effect of black cohosh on arthritis, especially when combined with other herbs such as willow, sarsaparilla, cottonwood, and guaiac resin. While there is potential for this combination, human clinical trials have yet to prove its usefulness.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (7)The common sea buckthorn is a spiny woody shrub found locally on sea cliffs and fixed sandbars in Eastern Europe and some parts of Asia. Its common names are finbar, purge thorn, pale thorn, and sea buckthorn. Its scientific name is Hippophae rhamnoides. It is often confused with another herbal medicine, wolfberry.

Growing Espino

Hawthorn is a thorny shrub that can grow from 7 to 13 feet tall. Its leaves are narrow and lance-shaped with flowers that have no petals. It eventually develops into oval or rounded fruits that grow in pale yellow to dark orange clusters. This plant is found in Europe, from Great Britain to Norway and even Spain. In Asia, it is found in Japan and the Himalayas. Countries like Germany, France, Finland, India and Nepal grow it commercially. Currently, China is the largest producer of the plant, although it is native to Nepal.

Buckthorn is planted as seedlings during the spring. It also needs a lot of light, since the plant does not like to be in the shade. Distances are typically 10 to 20 feet, which represents about 1,900 seedlings on 2,471 acres.

Profits of Espino

Although small, hawthorn berries are very rich in ascorbic acid, more than oranges and lemons can offer. As an herbal remedy, hawthorn berries can protect cells from damage, enhance recovery from stress, regulate the immune system, and speed tissue regeneration. It can also protect against liver damage, prevent plaque from forming easily in blood vessels, and improve resistance to infection. It can also improve eyesight and delay the ravages of time.

The leaves and flowers are used for arthritis, ulcers in the digestive system, gout, and skin rashes caused by measles. Teas made with hawthorn leaves provide vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and minerals. It can also improve blood pressure and lower bad cholesterol, boosting immunity.

Hawthorn seed can be made into oil, which also has a variety of uses. It can loosen phlegm in people suffering from asthma, relieve angina pain, prevent cardiovascular disease caused by high cholesterol, and as an adjunct in cancer therapy.

Some people use hawthorn berries and seed oil on the skin to heal and prevent further damage from solar radiation. It also accelerates the healing of bedsores, burns, wounds, acne, dermatitis and eczema. There are also claims that hawthorn can effectively treat stretch marks caused by pregnancy.

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When used as food, hawthorn is safe. Its content in jams, cakes, drinks and other dishes contains enough sea buckthorn to provide nutrients. It has shown relative safety when used in clinical studies of up to three months. In clinical trials where hawthorn has demonstrated its potential as an herbal medicine, between 5 and 45 grams of seed oil and about 300 milliliters per cup of hawthorn juice are used daily.

There is little evidence on the long-term effects of hawthorn use in pregnant and lactating women. For people who are going to have surgery within a fortnight / 2 weeks, avoid consuming hawthorn as it can slow blood clotting. Avoid using this herb with other blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, warfarin, and other related medications.

Currently, there is no standard clinical dosage for hawthorn. When used, the herbalist relies on several factors that can affect its function in the body. Manufacturers often state how their products will be used, so it's best to follow label instructions or consult a health professional.

How for use Espino

Hawthorn fruits are used in many products. However, it is quite expensive as it takes 6-8 years before it can be harvested with any difficulty.

It is used in France as a fruit juice or as one of the constituents of its mixed drinks. The berries are also used as fruit-based wines or sweet jams. It is also brewed as a tea in India.

Buckthorn has been the miracle cure for many Asian countries, including China, India, and Pakistan. Buckthorn has been used in the Tibetan and Ayurvedic systems of herbal therapy for over a hundred centuries. Traditional Chinese medicine used hawthorn for digestive ailments, respiratory irritations, and conditions that affect circulation. In Tajikistan, Buckthorn flowers are used as a skin softener. Extracts from the twigs and leaves are used to treat irritated intestines in Mongolia. The Russians use the oil and the fruit for skin irritations. The oil extract is used for eye conditions. Economically, hawthorn is used for cosmetics and to prevent soil erosion.

There is currently inadequate clinical evidence for its claims on cardiovascular health, liver disease, as well as digestive tract infections, dry eye, and colds. Preliminary studies have shown its effectiveness for these conditions.

Studies them Espino

Buckthorn contains ascorbic acid, carotenoids, tocopherols, flavonoids, and lipids. The flavonoids in the leaves and fruit have antioxidant and anticancer properties, as do the tocopherols. Carotenoids may reduce the incidence of macular degeneration due to aging, including added antioxidant power to the mix.

In separate studies in 2001 and 2005, researchers were able to show that hawthorn extracts can effectively inhibit certain bacteria (Bacillus, Listeria, and Yersinia). Another study also showed that hawthorn extracts prevented the increase of Heliobacter pylori, which also corroborated the data from 2002, which showed the anti-ulcer activity of hawthorn in rats.

When researchers conducted clinical trials on the effect of hawthorn on the skin in 2000, there was no significant improvement in dermatitis patients when hawthorn seed oil and pulp were used for more than four months. In the same year, another clinical trial was conducted to demonstrate its effects on the cardiovascular system. The researchers were able to show that hawthorn oil can act as a blood thinner, although the mechanism involved is unclear.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (8)Burdock is a plant whose edible roots are used by popular herbalists as a blood purifier, and its seeds are valued for their anticancer and memory-enhancing properties. Its scientific name is Arctium lappa and it is known by other common names such as beggar's buttons, fox clot, butterflies, happy greater, love leaves, and prickly butterflies. In other languages, burdock is called rhubarb du diable, niu bang zi, and burdock geante. The term "arctus" comes from the Greek meaning bear, hinting at the bear's rough fur, while "lappa" comes from the Celtic word meaning to grasp.

Growing burdock

Burdock is native to temperate regions. It grows well in nitrogen-rich soils and in disturbed plots. It can be seen on vacant lots and in very humid areas. It is found in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the British Isles, Russia, the Middle East, and Asia. Poison nightshade and deadly nightshade resemble burdock roots, so avoid harvesting wild burdock.

Freshly plowed soil, rich in humus and exposed to sunlight, are the ideal conditions for growing burdock. Reacts immediately to nitrogen-based fertilizers. It is sown in mid-summer using its seeds and is harvested after three or four months in late autumn. Very rarely do people think about growing burdock, but those who want to harvest the roots grow them in good soil. About 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of dry roots can be harvested per acre.

Burdock is a very tall plant, as it can grow up to three meters. Its large, alternate, heart-shaped leaves are attached to long stems and have a hairy underside. Its purple flowers are grouped in globular heads that bloom in mid-summer. The flower heads are ringed with burrs, while its long, flat, brownish-gray fruits are covered in short, wrinkled-looking hairs and contain a single seed. Its roots are fleshy, wrinkled, and covered in stems with soft white leaves. Externally, the roots are gray-brown in color, but have white flesh and are covered with a thick bark. It can grow up to three feet and over an inch thick.

Profits of burdock

Burdock is beneficial for promoting urine flow, lowering fever, and cleansing the blood of impurities. It has also been given to treat colds, some types of cancer, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, joint pain, bladder infections, and complications that can arise from syphilis. Some people have used it to control high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, liver problems, and low sexual desire. When applied externally, it is indicated for dry skin, acne, psoriasis and eczema.

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As a food, burdock is very safe, as well as being very rich in antioxidants. Very little is known about whether burdock is safe when taken in doses for herbal remedies. To be safe, pregnant and lactating women should not use burdock or any of its extracts.

Ulcers, irritable bowel, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, or excess stomach acids may worsen with burdock use. People with an allergy to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and other related flowers may become hypersensitive to burdock.

When applied to the skin, burdock can cause some allergies. People scheduled for surgery, medical or dental procedures should not use the herb for two weeks or more beforehand, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. For this reason, blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, clopidogrel, ibuprofen, dalteparin, heparin, warfarin, and other similar medications can become more powerful than normal, increasing the chance of unwanted bleeding.

How for use burdock

Edible burdock roots were considered a vegetable in the Middle Ages and are still eaten in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. The crunchy, slightly sweet flavor of the roots and the slightly spicy flavor make it stand out in soups, stews, and rice dishes. Its undeveloped flower stalks are harvested in late spring and eaten, with a flavor reminiscent of the artichoke, a related plant. If consumed as food, it can be cooked like a carrot. Beneficial effects can be seen within three weeks, but its use should be limited to two to three months at a time.

In addition to being eaten, burdock is also available in tinctures, teas, or capsules. One ounce of the root and seeds can be cooked in 700 milliliters of water, boiled to almost half its volume. Then it can be taken in doses of a glass of wine every six to eight hours a day. The infusion or decoction of the seeds has been administered for edema and other kidney conditions.

Burdock capsules can be taken one to two grams every eight hours a day. For those who prefer to use the dry root, two to six grams are macerated in 150 milliliters of boiling water for 15 minutes. Once strained, it can be taken three times a day or a washcloth can be soaked and used as a compress. Tinctures can be given 1.5 to 3 drops daily, but are often combined with other herbs. The same dosage can also be given for fluid extracts, but only twice a day.

Outwardly, burdock root decoction can be made into a wash for rheumatism, boils, psoriasis, and skin ulcers. The leaves are applied as a poultice for tumors and gout. A tincture and fluid extract of the seeds can also be given for chronic skin conditions.

Studies them burdock

Burdock seeds contain arctigenin and arctiin, which have shown potent antiviral properties in mice. It is also an ingredient in essiac for its anticancer activity. Arctigenin has anti-inflammatory activities and has memory-stimulating properties. Arctiin is transformed into estrogenic metabolites when passed through human intestinal bacteria.

Other identified components of burdock are inulin, mucilage, sugars, a trace of resin, a mixture of fixed and volatile oils, and a pinch of tannic acid. It also has a bitter glycoside called lappin. The roots are rich in starch, calcium and potassium minerals, amino acids and some derivatives of caffeoylquinic acid. It also has phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin, which have a powerful effect against free radicals.

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barkChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (9)Cascara sagrada is a variety of hawthorn whose bark has been used for centuries as a purgative. Its scientific name is Rhamnus purshiana. It is also called hawthorn shell, bearberry, dogwood or chittem. Spanish colonizers gave it the name "cáscara Sagrada" or sacred bark to honor its potency.

Growing bark sagrada

This variety of hawthorn is a local plant in North America. It has been found from northern California to the Rocky Mountains of Montana and as far away as British Columbia. Cascara trees are often found along the stream among coniferous forests. Cascara bark is harvested in early summer or spring, as soon as the bark begins to peel. Traditionally, it is aged for one year in the shade to maintain its typical yellow hue.

Profits of bark sagrada

Cascara sagrada has been used over the years as a laxative for people suffering from constipation. Native Americans used it for liver problems, expulsion of gallstones, rheumatism, gonorrhea, upset stomach, and dysentery.

Cascara sagrada bark has been used by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest as a purgative. This knowledge ended up being transmitted to the Europeans who colonized their territory. In 1999, Cascara Sagrada had a 20 percent share of the US laxative market worth approximately $400 million. It is the most extensive herbal ingredient for cathartics today.

Researchers are currently studying the potential of cascara sagrada as an antitumor and antiviral agent. Its emodin content is said to inhibit the spread of tumor cells, although it can be deadly to certain types of cancer cells. In mice, cascara sagrada has been shown to inhibit certain viral strains. It also has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects. There are still no conclusive studies conducted in humans before it can be used for such indications.

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The fresh shell must be treated first otherwise; will cause violent vomiting and diarrhea. The use of laxatives should not exceed a week or fortnight (2 weeks). Prolonged use can cause dehydration, heart problems, and muscle weakness. They should not be given to children because they tend to lose electrolytes more quickly.

The use of cascara sagrada bark has been linked to stomach aches and diarrhea. In May 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) banned the use of cascara sagrada in over-the-counter (OTC) laxative medications. In September 2003, cascara sagrada was delisted as an over-the-counter medicine. Currently, products containing Cascara Sagrada or any of its components will require a prescription.

Pregnant and lactating women should also avoid the use of cascara sagrada. May induce labor or the active components may be transmitted to the nursing baby. People with intestinal problems such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, hemorrhoids, and appendicitis, including those with kidney problems, should not take Cascara Sagrada. Expect the urine to turn pink, red, purple, brown, or black.

Some medications can also affect the effects of cascara sagrada on the body. Medications that affect electrolyte balance, such as digoxin, corticosteroids, and diuretics, should be used with caution when taking cascara sagrada. The loss of potassium electrolytes can be devastating to the body. Warfarin and other blood thinners should also be used with caution when taking cascara sagrada. Diarrhea can increase the risk of bleeding and increase the potency of these drugs, especially warfarin. Do not take Cascara Sagrada together with other stimulant laxatives such as bisacodyl, castor oil, senna and the like.

How for use bark sagrada

Drink a full glass (about 240 milliliters) of water after taking Cascara Sagrada or after a meal to lessen the discomfort it may cause. Wait 6-12 hours before they take effect. It is not uncommon for the effects not to appear until after 24 hours.

Its use as an herbal medicine has been associated with cascara sagrada. Other parts can be used and consumed as food. The fruits can be eaten, but with the usual cathartic effect. Some foods, such as soft drinks, liquor, ice cream, and baked goods, contain foods that have cascara sagrada as a flavoring. It can be applied to the nails to break the habit of biting nails.

The dose of Cascara Sagrada varies from one herbalist to another. It can be as little as 30 grains of powdered bark dissolved in water or between 1 and 3 grams of dried bark. One of the effective doses for the fluid extract is 0.6 to milliliters. In some scientific studies, a daily amount of 20 to 30 milligrams of cascaroids is administered. For the traditional prescribed amount of cascaroids, one cup of tea is prepared by steeping 2 grams of finely chopped bark in 150 milliliters of boiling water for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

After straining, the liquid extract can be taken with a teaspoon (about 2 to 5 milliliters) every eight hours. Herbalists usually give the smallest amount of cascara sagrada that will produce loose stools.

Studies them bark sagrada

The two main active components of Cascara Sagrada that have given it strong cathartic effects are its cascaroids and emodin. Pharmacologically, they are classified as the stimulant type of laxative. Escaroids trigger peristalsis, while emodin triggers large intestinal smooth muscle cells.

Chronic use of laxatives has been linked to colon and rectal cancers. However, according to the US FDA, there is no risk of this type of cancer associated with cascara sagrada. The emodin content of cascara sagrada or aloe also did not show any risk of genetic mutation in living cells. Any type of mutation developed can lead to the development of cancer cells.

There is convincing scientific evidence that prolonged use of laxatives, such as those from cascara sagrada, will cause physiological dependence in the intestines. This means that the intestines will not be able to move on their own unless a laxative is used to stimulate them. There is also some literature that has linked the use of Cascara Sagrada with severe liver problems.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (10)Catnip is an herb that looks similar to mint but has gray-green leaves. It is known by its scientific name Nepeta cataria or by its common names catnip, field balsam, or mint. It is popular for its effects on cats, but it is also beneficial for humans.

Growing catnip

Catnip is local to Central Europe and Southwest Asia. It has small, fragrant flowers, mostly white with lavender or pink spots. This plant blooms from late spring through fall. Those grown from seed are rarely bitten by cats compared to those transplanted into flower beds.

Catnip is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. It can attract cats and butterflies and repel aphids and bedbugs. It survives with little water compared to other mints and plenty of sun. It can grow up to a meter tall and wide. Allocate a piece of land where catnip can be grown at least 20 inches apart and does not require additional attention.

Profits of catnip

It acts as an insect and mosquito repellent, better than DEET, an ingredient in most insect repellents. It can be taken as a tea to induce sleep, promote relaxation, and reduce stress. It is also used in the kitchen. People have used it for migraines, colds, flu, fever, hives, and deworming, although there is still not enough evidence for this. Smoking catnip is said to give you a marijuana-like high. It is used to relieve congestion caused by colds and dry coughs.

Whether used as a tea, juice, extract, or sauce, catnip has been used for a variety of conditions. It can also be given for digestive disorders such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and colic. It used to be a tonic for delayed regulated menstruation and to increase the flow of urine. Some people believe that applying it directly to the part affected by arthritis or hemorrhoids will relieve swelling. However, other, more powerful drugs were taken instead.

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Catnip is relatively safe for most adults. It is not safe when inhaled for recreational use or when ingested in large doses. Children should never be given catnip. Excessive intake often results in headache and weakness.

As catnip is known to stimulate the uterus, it should never be used by pregnant women or people suffering from heavy menstruation. It can also slow down the nervous system, so the anesthesia and other anti-anxiety medications given during surgery can be more powerful than usual. Avoid catnip fifteen days (two weeks) before surgery.

Some medications can interact with catnip. People taking lithium should avoid catnip because it allows too much urine to pass and allows lithium to build up in the body. Sedatives such as diazepam, phenobarbital, and zolpidem, including their derivatives, can cause extreme drowsiness when used with catnip.

How for use catnip

The leaves and roots of catnip have opposite actions. Those who drink catnip tea made from flowers will feel relaxed, while those made from roots will feel invigorated. The young leaves are eaten raw in salads. Its leaves and shoots are used as a spice in France. Before tea from Asia reached Europe, the British used it as a tea. When served cold before meals, it can stimulate the appetite. When taken hot afterwards, it aids digestion.

In central Europe, catnip has been used to treat hives, measles, and chicken pox. It is believed that catnip will prevent the eruption of blisters and reduce the fever that accompanies it. It has been used as a mild antibiotic and a local anesthetic. In large doses, it can make anyone vomit.

Traditional catnip dosages involve 2 to 4 grams of dried catnip taken as a tea. A 15% nepetalactone essential oil has been found to repel insects. According to traditional herbalists, catnip should never be boiled, but rather soaked in boiling water. One teaspoon of catnip should be taken in a cup of boiling water once or twice a day. A more potent preparation is catnip tincture, in which half a teaspoon to a full teaspoon is taken. Commercially prepared catnip capsules are taken once or twice a day. The extracts can be taken as a tea by mixing 2.5 to 5 milliliters of catnip extract in half a cup of warm water.

When used on the skin, the dried flowers or leaves of catnip are lightly moistened with lukewarm water. This then becomes a bandage that is applied when necessary. Catnip tea, when cooled, can be used as a soaking bath.

Studies them catnip

The main component of catnip is nepetalactone, which is one of the main components of its essential oil. However, it also contains geranyl, citronellyl, cineole, pinene, and humulene, including thymol, camphor, carvacrol, nerol, nepetaside, and other components. It also contains biotin, choline, inositol, manganese, pantothenic acid, including vitamins A and B.

The effects of Catnip have been studied in rats. Behavioral changes, decreased functioning, and drowsiness have been reported in moderate doses. There is no clinical data to support the purported effects of catnip on the nervous system. There is anecdotal evidence that a child who consumed large amounts of catnip fell into severe depression.

Another study with guinea pigs and rabbits was able to demonstrate the ability of catnip to relax the smooth muscles of the trachea and jejunum, similar to that of papaverine. This could explain how catnip tea works, but there is no clinical data to support this claim yet.

Three separate studies using 15% nepetalactone were able to demonstrate catnip's ability to repel not only mosquitoes, but also black flies, stable flies, and deer ticks. In another separate study, the same concentration of the active ingredient in catnip was also able to repel roaches.

In 2011, there was a study with rats and penile erections. According to the researchers, mice consuming food composed of 10% catnip leaves were able to improve the sexual performance of the rodents by acting on their dopamine-dependent systems.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (11)Cayenne pepper is a type of chili with fine red berries that is used to flavor foods. This type of pepper is known as black pepper, aleva, or black pepper. Its scientific name is Capsicum anuum and it is related to paprika and other peppers such as tabasco, chili and habañero. It's almost spicy on the Scoville scale.

Growing peppers

Cayenne pepper grows best in tropical climates with warm, moist, and fertile soils. It will take a quarter of a year to grow.

They can reach heights of 8 inches or more, depending on whether they are carrying peppers (having peppers on the branch slows the growth of the tree) and should be 12 inches apart. It grows year-round in South America and parts of Asia.

Cayenne pepper has always been a part of tropical cuisine until Christopher Columbus discovered it in the Caribbean. It was introduced around the 15th and 16th centuries to Europe as a cheaper alternative to expensive black peppers imported from Asia. Another explorer, Fernão de Magalhães, introduced them to Africa and Asia, who used them not only as condiments but also as herbal medicines.

Profits of peppers

Despite its spiciness that puts off most people, cayenne pepper is very high in vitamin A. It also has pyridoxine, riboflavin, vitamins C and E, as well as minerals such as manganese and potassium. A pinch of cayenne pepper in food renders these nutritional benefits negligible.

It has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation, its cardiovascular benefits, and its ability to block ulcer formation. It can also relieve nasal congestion. Although its nutrients are negligible in the diet, cayenne pepper has a very high antioxidant property, making it effective in controlling damage caused by free radicals. Its heat-producing properties can help people lose weight.

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Cayenne pepper is related to nightshades (nightshades) such as eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes. These plants can aggravate arthritis, although there are still no scientific studies to support such anecdotal findings.

Use cayenne pepper cautiously when taking asthma medications such as theophylline. The herb increases the amount of theophylline absorbed by the body and can lead to overdose or poisoning.

Due to its ability to produce heat, people assume that cayenne pepper will further inflame painful tissues. In fact, what it does is mimic the discomfort caused by the damage. Garlic, ginger, horseradish, and mustard are herbs that actually damage tissue, not cayenne pepper. A topical cream preparation can be used to relieve pain, but should not be used on broken skin. There may be an initial unpleasant sensation during the initial application, but it eventually subsides over time.

How for use peppers

The most popular use of cayenne pepper is as a spice. Its fruits are dried before being crushed and ground. Most Asian cuisines use whole cayenne fruits in their dishes. A pinch of cayenne pepper can be used in any vegetable stir fry. Hot chocolate can be made more exciting with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Lemon juice mixed with a dash of cayenne pepper complements bitter green vegetables like kale.

The active ingredient in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, reduces pain by depleting substance P. This chemical is produced in the body when there is tissue damage. Initial application will cause a stinging sensation, but tolerance will eventually develop. A cream made with 0.025% or 0.075% capsaicin is marketed as a topical pain reliever. Lower concentrations are used to relieve arthritis, while higher concentrations are used for severe cases of neuropathy.

When taken internally, cayenne pepper helps relieve indigestion. It works by depleting substance P to decrease discomfort. It also protects the stomach from ulcer formation when NSAIDs are used, although its mechanism is not yet known. One thing is correct; it does not kill ulcer-forming bacteria such as Heliobacter pylori. A dose of half a teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon three times a day will relieve dyspepsia.

If using as a gargle for a sore throat, mix 3.5 teaspoons of cayenne pepper in 2 cups of boiling water. Allow to cool before use.

Local grocery stores and commercial supermarkets often have cayenne pepper as a regular mainstay on their shelves. When buying in bulk, keep cayenne pepper in a tightly closed glass jar and out of direct sunlight. Other people prefer to dry and crush them before storing them in the kitchen pantry.

Studies them peppers

The active component of cayenne pepper is found in capsaicin or 8-methyl-N-vanilyl-6-nonesamide. Scientists have considered its topical use in osteoarthritis, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postoperative nerve pain, back pain, psoriasis, and fibromyalgia. It can be taken by mouth for dyspepsia and to prevent ulcer formation in people who need to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for long periods of time. Cayenne can also be given intranasally (into the nose) to relieve rhinitis.

Studies correlating cayenne pepper with dyspepsia were conducted in 2002, where some participants were given 2,500 milligrams of cayenne pepper per day in divided doses and taken before meals. Within five weeks, those who took the dose reported relief from gas, pain, bloating and nausea.

There is a study done in 2009 in which patients with rhinitis of unknown cause were asked to use nasal sprays containing 4 micrograms of capsaicin three times a day for a period of three days. This drastically reduced the attacks. In a 2011 study, a mixture of cayenne pepper and eucalyptus was also used intranasally (into the nose) twice daily for a fortnight (14 days). During that time, the participants were able to relieve nasal congestion and headaches.

A 2010 study funded by the National Institutes of Health and McCormick Spice Company showed that half a teaspoon, or about 250 milligrams, of cayenne pepper powder mixed with food or taken in capsule form could burn an additional 10 calories in four hours on young adults of normal weight who had never eaten spicy food before. According to Richard Mattes, a professor of food and nutrition at Purdue University, cayenne pepper seems to irritate the trigeminal nerve in people who aren't used to it. Once the body gets used to it, the discomfort disappears.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (12)Chamomile is an herb that has been used as a tea to promote restful sleep. The name comes from the Greek word "chamaimelon" which means apple of the earth. The British write like chamomile. It became most popular in the Middle Ages, where it was the European ginseng. To this day, chamomile is listed as a drug in 26 Chamomile is also known as bodegold, chamomile, pin heads, and maythen.

Growing chamomile

There are two types of chamomile that are used in herbal treatments. Matricaria Chamomile or German Chamomile, and Chamaemelum nobile or English Chamomile. Although they are two different species, they share the same components that make them valuable herbal medicines.

Various species of chamomile can be found throughout Europe, North Africa, and some temperate areas of Asia. Some species grow best in dry, sandy soil in a sunny environment, while others prefer moist, black clay. Seeds are usually sown in May and finally transplanted, although this is not recommended as double-flowered varieties work better as herbal medicines. Because of this, old plants are divided into sets in March with rows 2.5 feet apart and 1.5 feet apart. Others prefer to divide sets in the fall because they will do better.

Profits of chamomile

Chamomile has been used clinically to treat stress and insomnia. Other potential benefits are its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It also prevents inflammation and can prevent ulcer formation by changing the amount of pepsin that is secreted. It also has some anticoagulant properties and can regulate high blood sugar. When used as a cosmetic, chamomile extracts can lock in moisture and prevent puffiness.

Wild or German chamomile is known to treat female conditions such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menstrual cramps. It can relieve smooth muscle spasms that can relieve gas and bloating, especially in colicky babies or irritable children. You can also keep contractions and spasms to a minimum. Although it promotes sleep, it will not interfere with tasks that require concentration and focus compared to chemical sedatives.

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Very few people have developed an allergy to chamomile, except those allergic to ragweed and related plants such as chrysanthemums, daisies, or marigolds. Those who do may experience a rash, shortness of breath, and a swollen throat. Using chamomile can actually make asthma worse. It also has estrogen-like effects, so women with hormone-sensitive cancers should never take it.

There are risks to using chamomile. Contains some coumarin, a natural anticoagulant. Stop using chamomile when you are scheduled for surgery within fifteen days (two weeks) to prevent undue bleeding. The herb can also interact with other medications, such as sedatives, blood thinners, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Herbs such as ginkgo biloba, garlic, saw palmetto, St. John's wort, and valerian may enhance the sedative and anticoagulant effects of chamomile.

Chamomile can also lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Anti-diabetic and high blood pressure medications can be further enhanced. Since chamomile is also broken down by some enzymes in the liver, medications such as fexofenadine, oral contraceptives, and some antifungals may also be affected.

Most experts believe that chamomile is safe for pregnant and lactating women. However, the long-term use of chamomile has not been extensively studied.

How for use chamomile

Chamomile has a bright blue volatile oil known as chamazulene. This very potent oil is a very potent anti-inflammatory that can be put on skin infections. Another alternative would be to soak a washcloth in strong chamomile tea and use it as a patch for eczema and other similar skin conditions. It also has antemic acid, which gives it a slightly bitter taste.

For children affected by rashes or itchy insect bites, four tablespoons of chamomile flowers with half a cup of oatmeal in an old sock should do the trick. Secure it with a rubber band under the tub faucet before filling. Bathe them as usual. Suggested servings for children are usually half an adult serving, but children under five should never have more than one cup. To relieve colic, you can administer 30 to 60 milliliters of tea a day.

There is no standard dosage for chamomile. Research on the effects of the herb has used between 400 and 1,600 milligrams per day in a capsule. Chamomile is most commonly used as a tea. Infuse a tablespoon of chamomile flowers in each cup of water for 15 minutes. Drink 120 milliliters every four to five hours for digestive problems or mix it with equal parts hops or skullcap for nervous problems. The tea can be used as a gargle or mouthwash for sore throats and swollen gums.

Chamomile tincture contains one part essential oil dissolved in five parts alcohol. About 30 to 60 drops of tincture can be dissolved in hot water and taken every eight hours. The essential oil can be inhaled by putting a few drops in hot water. Inhale the steam to relieve a cough. Used chamomile tea bags or a cloth soaked in chamomile tea can be used to relieve soreness and eye pain.

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Chamomile has chemicals that have the ability to bind to gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, helping to control monoamine neurotransmitters. When regulated, it will promote relaxation and a sense of tranquility. Researchers have yet to determine which specific chemical does this.

However, there are too many clinical studies done on people to have documented evidence that it is good for a specific condition. There are some previous studies that have shown the possible potential to alleviate canker sores caused by chemotherapy or radiation.

There is not enough evidence to show that chamomile is an effective herbal medicine for travel sickness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fibromyalgia, and hay fever.

There is a German study that demonstrated the microbial properties of chamomile. Its components were capable of inactivating toxins produced by bacteria, specifically strains of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Its effects become more potent when combined with other herbal antimicrobials such as thyme, echinacea, and goldenseal.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (13)Cinnamon is an herbal spice from the Cinnamomum trees that is used to flavor sweet and savory dishes. There are many types of cinnamon sold in the market today. There is Cinnamomum verum or true cinnamon, and the rest is known as cassia. The name cinnamon comes from the Greek word "kinamōmon". In some European languages, the word comes from the Latin word "canella," a shortened term for tube, since cinnamon bark tends to curl up when dried.

Growing cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used in ancient times. It was introduced to the Egyptians around 2000 BC. It is mentioned in the Bible and the Torah as one of the important spices used as incense and perfume. It was often given as a gift to kings and offerings to the gods. During that time, cinnamon was grown mainly in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Burma. By 1796 the demand for Ceylon cinnamon had waned as the cheaper cassia became more tolerable to consumers. Currently, Sri Lanka produces 80% of the world's supply of cinnamon, with the rest in Madagascar and Seychelles. Another species of cinnamon, the cassia variety, is grown mainly in Indonesia. About a third of the world's supply of cassia comes from China, India and Vietnam.

The tree can grow to about 30 feet and will have leathery leaves and small yellow flowers. To get the most out of the cinnamon bark, two-year-old cinnamon is cut back very close to the ground until the shoots emerge from their roots. The outer bark of the branches will be scraped to reach the inner bark. Real cinnamon will have a light tan color, a very fragrant aroma, and a subtle flavor.

Profits of cinnamon

Cinnamon bark is used in folk medicine to clean wounds, relieve stomach gas, and as an astringent. It is a traditional home remedy for diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, and poor appetite. Its heat has been used as a base for the treatment of colds and cold extremities. More recent studies have shown that cinnamon has antidiabetic and antimicrobial effects in addition to its antioxidant effect. Its effects on blood glucose have also been attributed to its weight loss effect.

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There is an occasional incidence of allergic reactions to cinnamon bark tea. The allergy will show up as increased sweating accompanied by rapid, shallow breathing and drowsiness after extreme agitation. Cinnamon oil is usually highly concentrated and highly poisonous. It causes stomach pain and kidney damage when taken internally. When rubbed into the skin, the oil causes burning and redness.

Approximately 0.45% of the coumarin is found in the cassia variety and little or none in true cinnamon. This makes them possibly unsafe when taken for long periods of time. It can worsen or even cause liver disease. Avoid using it with other herbal medications that can affect the liver, such as kava, pennyroyal, comfrey, and German. Also be careful when using cinnamon with other herbs that can lower blood sugar, such as bitter gourd, fenugreek, garlic, ginseng, and psyllium.

An experiment showed that cinnamon extract can affect the absorption of tetracycline. Clinical studies have yet to be conducted to test its effects in humans. Other experimental data revealed that cinnamon extract can cause malformations in baby rats and chicken embryos.

How for use cinnamon

Adding cinnamon to food is one of the most common uses for this plant. It is mixed with tea, cocoa and liqueurs or in meat dishes. Cassia is often used in sweets. Some cultures use cinnamon sticks for pickling. Mediterranean cuisine puts cinnamon in its soups, desserts, and drinks.

Ancient physicians used cinnamon to treat snake bites, colds, and some kidney ailments. The Egyptians used it to embalm their mummies. Extracts from the leaves can be used as a mosquito repellent, although some use the extract to kill mosquito larvae in standing water.

When cinnamon is used as a digestive, a teaspoon of ground bark can be steeped in hot water and taken as a tea. Alternatively, 15 to 30 drops of liquid cinnamon extract can be dissolved in a glass of water. Cinnamon powder can be mixed with honey and used as a spread on bread to benefit from its insulin-regulating effects. Cinnamon oil is used for aromatherapy and should not be ingested or applied to the skin.

The average dose of herbal medication is 2,000 to 4,000 milligrams in divided doses. Any form of cinnamon should be placed in a closed glass or metal container that protects it from exposure to light and excessive moisture.

Studies them cinnamon

The flavor and aroma of cinnamon are caused by an essential oil that makes up 0.5 to 1 percent of the bark components. The golden yellow essential oil is composed of cinnamic aldehyde which makes up 90% of the extract. May also contain traces of coumarin, ethyl cinnamate, eugenol, beta-caryophyllin, linalool, and methyl chavicol. Compounds such as cinnamyl acetate, eugenol, anethole and some traces of cinnamaldehyde were found in the leaves.

A study conducted in 2000 showed that Cinnamomum cassia extract had a significant effect on human immunodeficiency virus type I. In another experiment in 2008, Cinnamomum vera showed substantial antiviral effects, although it was done with silkworm cells. In addition to viruses, Japanese researchers find a substance in cinnamon that can prevent certain strains of fungi, Staphylococcus, Clostridium and Escherichia.

Two studies in 2008 and 2012 confirmed that cinnamon extracts included in the diet help improve blood glucose levels in type II diabetics.

Like other herbal medicines, cinnamon has also been studied for cancer. According to a 2010 study, cinnamaldehyde was able to trigger an antioxidant effect on the lining of the colon, making them effective in preventing colon cancer. In an earlier study, cinnamaldehyde was found to prevent skin cancer.

Major groundbreaking research in 2011 involved a cinnamon extract that was able to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease in mice.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (14)Bilberry is a creeping evergreen shrub whose deep red berries are used as one of the common herbal medicines for kidney and bladder problems. It is often found in the form of juice, sauce, jam, or sweetened nuts. They are called bearberry, moss, fenberry, atoca, bounceberry, or sassamanash. The name comes from its flowers that resemble the head and neck of a crane. Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium erythrocarpum, and Vaccinium macrocarpon are some of the blueberry species that are used for their health benefits.

Growing oxicoco

Blueberries are a major cash crop in Wisconsin, United States, and British Columbia, Canada. The bushes grow one to four inches tall with sprawling vines. The leaves appear green and brownish when young, but turn olive green when mature. The light pink flowers appear in clusters in mid-summer before turning into berries. Although the plant prefers full sun or light shade, it is hardy enough to withstand extreme drops in temperature.

Because blueberries grow in wetlands, commercial growers use blueberry beds that are often flooded to simulate similar conditions. These berries are propagated by transferring vines from one old bed to another. From June to July, the blooming pink flowers turn into berries. Blueberries are harvested from September to November. Wet picking is done for most cranberry preparation, while hand-picking dried cranberries is done for those sold as whole fruits in the market.

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Cranberry has been used by Native American Indians for urinary problems. In fact, the extracted juice can prevent, but not treat, urinary tract infections. It has also been used to control type II diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), scurvy, pleurisy, ulcers, and some types of cancer. It is rich in salicylic acid, which decreases swelling, promotes blood thinning, and has potential antitumor properties.

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The UK Committee on the Safety of Medicines issued a warning in 2004 advising patients not to take cranberries when taking warfarin. This was due to the higher incidence of bruising caused by the presence of salicylic acid in blueberries. However, a 2006 review revealed that bruising is associated in people with a certain gene.

For most people, cranberry juice and extracts are safe, even for children. Consuming fresh fruits and juices is also safe for lactating mothers and pregnant women. Dietary supplements containing cranberry have not yet been shown to be safe for women with these conditions.

Drinking too much juice can cause mild stomach upset and diarrhea. More than a liter of cranberry juice a day can cause the formation of kidney stones. The juice contains large amounts of oxalate that can combine with calcium to form kidney stones.

There are some medications that can interact with cranberry. Cranberry can affect how long the liver breaks down medications. This increases the risk of potentially harmful side effects. Those medications to be aware of are diazepam and other similar medications.

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Cranberry juice is the most consumed preparation made from cranberries. However, since the berries are naturally tart with a bitter aftertaste, most manufacturers tend to add a teaspoon of sweetener per ounce. This makes cranberry juice more loaded with sugar than regular soda. To get the most out of blueberries, fresh store-bought berries can be frozen for up to nine months. About 1.5 pounds of fresh cranberries can produce about a quart of 100% pure cranberry juice. Those bought at the supermarket contain only 26 to 33 percent cranberry juice.

To prevent urinary tract infections in adults, one to 10 ounces of cranberry juice daily has been used. About 1.5 ounces of fresh or frozen fruit can also be given for this condition. For children, one tablespoon can be given for every kilogram of weight. To deodorize urine in incontinent patients, three to six ounces per day may be administered. For those with type II diabetes, six capsules or about 240 milliliters of the juice can be given daily for three months. For people who want to increase the amount of good bacteria in their digestive tract, two ounces of cranberry juice for three months will suffice.

There is data supporting the use of cranberry juice and supplements to prevent urinary tract infections. However, there is very little evidence that it is effective in controlling blood sugar in type II diabetes. More data is needed to demonstrate the success of cranberry in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), accelerating skin healing, pleurisy, cancer, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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There was research from 2005 that showed that cranberry juice contains dense molecules of non-diffusible substances that can prevent plaque formation on teeth. It does this by inhibiting Streptococcus mutans, the main bacteria that can cause cavities. This ability of cranberry juice to prevent adhesion to living tissue has made it a valuable aid in preventing infections of the bladder and urethra.

A 2010 study showed that the tannins in cranberries have anticoagulant properties and may prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Two years later, review of the data and additional trials were able to show that it cannot prevent frequent occurrence of UTIs, as there is long-term tolerance. In fact, data from studies from 2002 and 2003 showed that cranberry juice may contribute to the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidneys. A latest 2013 study revealed that these tannins in the cranberry can interact with proteins and digestive enzymes that can affect how starch is hydrolyzed. This is a potential weight loss benefit that has yet to be verified in trials.

In a 2011 study, cranberry juice was able to lower bad cholesterol and increase antioxidant activity in the blood in eight weeks compared to placebo. However, this was not enough to improve hypertension, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. There is preliminary research data from 2013 that showed that cranberry juice consumption in type II diabetic patients can actually lower their blood sugar levels.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (15)Dandelion is a flowering herb found in temperate regions and is often considered a weed that grows on lawns, roadsides, and riverbanks. They are known for their yellow flowers that turn into silvery tufts that blow in the wind. Its scientific name is Taraxacum officinale and it is also known as dandelion, cankerwort, milk witch, Irish daisy, and wild endive.

Growing dandelion

Dandelions come from a single tap root and spread out on multiple stems that can grow 16 to 28 inches tall. Its roots are dark brown, somewhat fleshy, and filled with bitter, foul-smelling, milk-like latex. The slender stems are slightly purple and have flower heads at the end. The fruits are the tips of the silvery bushes. Each flower head can produce about 54 to 172 seeds that spread where the wind blows. The flowers open in full sun and close at night or when there is shade. It is a plant native to Eurasian regions, but has been naturalized in the Americas, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The entire plant is used and is often harvested in early spring.

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Although many gardeners consider dandelion a weed, it actually has both culinary and medicinal benefits. Native Americans have long used the plant for food and medicine. Its flowers are used for winemaking; the greens make into salads and soups, while the roots act as caffeine-free coffee substitutes.

As an herbal medicine, dandelion has been used as a mild laxative, improves appetite, and improves digestion. Its milk-like latex has been used as a mosquito repellent and home remedy for warts. In Chinese medicine, dandelion has been used to treat digestive tract problems and to improve milk flow or relieve pain. In Europe, dandelion is the herbal remedy for fever, boils, diabetes, diarrhea, and eye diseases. Arab medicine used it as a tonic for the main internal organs.

Other benefits that can be derived from dandelion are its ability to relieve joint and muscle pain, eczema and bruises. Its tonic effects are believed to benefit the skin, blood, and digestive tract. Some people swear by its ability to treat viral infections and some types of cancer.

Currently, dandelion has been used for diseases of the liver and gallbladder, as well as to stimulate appetite. The leaves are used as a diuretic, especially for those who suffer from edema. Herbalists claim that it also improves kidney function.

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Dandelions are generally considered safe, especially when eaten as food. However, some people have developed an allergy and may develop mouth sores after eating it. People allergic to chrysanthemums, calendula, chamomile, yarrow, daisies, and iodine should avoid dandelions. Some people may develop heartburn and hyperacidity when consuming dandelion. It can also irritate the skin.

Since dandelion is a diuretic, it can affect how quickly any medication can leave the body. This can render some medications, such as antacids and ciprofloxacin, useless. Other medications such as blood thinners, diuretics, lithium, and antidiabetics can become more powerful and harmful than usual.

Medications that are affected by liver metabolism may also be affected by consuming dandelion because it can slow down or speed up the way the liver typically breaks down medications. Drugs such as haloperidol, odansetron, propranolol, theophylline, and the like may increase the incidence of harmful side effects. On the other hand, paracetamol, atorvastatin, diazepam, digoxin, lamotrigine, morphine and other similar drugs can be inactivated.

How for use dandelion

Dandelion greens can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in soups. The new leaves and buds that have not yet flowered are eaten as salads while the older leaves are cooked. It tastes similar to mustard, so the raw leaves taste somewhat bitter. Salads made with dandelion greens come with boiled eggs. The flowers have been used in wines, beers, and soft drinks. Another preparation with flowers is to use them as jam. Dandelion flower heads are mixed with lemon to make a honey substitute that has medicinal value. Harvest dandelions that grow in good, fertile soil and wash them well and avoid those that may come in contact with dangerous pesticides.

Dandelion roots are recognized as a drug in Canada, where they are used as diuretics. The supplements are sold fresh or dried. It can also be sold as tinctures, liquid extracts, teas, capsules, and tablets. Ask a health professional if children should use such a supplement. Since there are no standard dosages for dandelion as an herbal medicine, traditional dosages must be adjusted by a healthcare professional to respond to your condition.

Dried dandelion leaves are soaked for five to 10 minutes in hot water and taken three times a day in one to two teaspoons. Dried and chopped dandelion roots are boiled in boiling water for five to 10 minutes and drained before eating in 2.5 to 10 milliliters every eight hours. The leaf and root tinctures are taken as 30 to 60 drops dissolved in a glass of water and drunk one to three times a day. Powdered extracts usually have 500 milligrams

Studies them dandelion

Dandelion leaves are rich in vitamins A, B complex, C and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and zinc. It also contains inulin and levulin, complex starches that help balance blood sugar. It also has taraxacin, a bitter substance that can promote digestion and stimulate the flow of bile from the liver. There is choline in its roots which acts as a liver tonic and excellent for detoxification. Scientists believe that dandelion works with chemicals that can prevent inflammation and increase urine flow. Its exact mechanism is still unknown.

Although dandelion has been used for a variety of conditions, there is not enough evidence to show its effectiveness in preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), improving appetite, relieving gastrointestinal problems such as stomach aches, gas, bloating or constipation, and relieve arthritis -like pain.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (16)Echinacea is a genus of echinacea that has been used for its ability to increase the body's resistance to disease. There are three species known for their medicinal properties: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida, and Echinacea purpurea. Those sold on the market may contain different species or a mixture of them. The term Echinacea comes from the Greek word "echino", which means sea urchin due to the spiny central disk of its flowers. It is also known by its common names Black Susan, Comb Flower, Coneflower, Indian Head, Kansas Snakeroot, and Red Sunflower.

Growing Echinacea

Echinacea is a herb native to North America, where it is often found in open grasslands and woodlands. They are grown from seed and will germinate in a week or two. It has large, colorful flowers that bloom in early to late summer. These plants can tolerate drought, but different species react differently to changes in altitude and temperature.

Profits of Echinacea

Many herbalists believe that echinacea can boost the body's immune system and prevent infection. In fact, the Native Americans of the plains used it for its medicinal properties. It has been used for coughs, sore throats, headaches, and pain management.

In addition to colds, echinacea is also used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), flu, as well as vaginal yeast infections, bacterial reproductive tract infections, diphtheria, malaria, and typhoid fever. Some people even use echinacea for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), joint pain, migraines, vertigo, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Other conditions that have benefited from Echinacea include skin conditions such as boils, eczema, burns, ulcers, wounds, sunburn, psoriasis, as well as bee stings, herpes simplex, and hemorrhoids.

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When used short-term, echinacea is likely safe, although there is very little information on its long-term use. However, since this herb affects the immune system, people with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and other similar conditions should avoid it.

Echinacea is generally safe. However, there are some reported side effects that are rare and reversible. Most of the side effects appear on the skin and in the gastrointestinal tract. Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, itching, and skin rashes are some of the more common side effects associated with the use of echinacea. Other side effects associated with the use of Echinacea are bitter taste, numbness of the tongue, dry mouth, insomnia, and muscle aches.

Other medications can also interact with echinacea. This can slow down the way the body breaks down caffeine. It can also affect drugs that require hepatic metabolism to be active in the body. Patients taking medications such as lovastatin, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, diltiazem, indinavir, haloperidol, imipramine, olanzapine, zileuton, propranol, and the like should inform their doctors if they intend to use Echinacea. The effects of immunosuppressants such as azathioprine, tacrolomus, corticosteroids, and other similar drugs may be decreased when taken with echinacea.

Since supplements are not vetted by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), commercially available echinacea supplements may be of questionable quality. These products are often mislabeled, even those that claim to be standardized may not contain Echinacea. Others may be contaminated with poisonous levels of lead and arsenic.

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Two of the most common uses for echinacea are for the common cold and to relieve vaginal yeast infections. Taking Echinacea at the first sign of a cold can moderately reduce your symptoms and even shorten their duration. There is still no convincing evidence to show that echinacea can actually prevent colds in adults. When suffering from yeast infections, topical use of econazole cream and taking echinacea are thought to reduce the chance of getting them again by 16%.

Some people have used Echinacea for herpes in the genital area. A dose of 800 milligrams of Echinacea extract taken twice a day for half a year has failed to prevent, reduce its recurrence, or even shorten its duration. Additional evidence may be needed for the use of Echinacea against urinary tract infections, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, bee stings, ADHD, and influenza.

The roots, flowers, and leaves are the parts of the plant used in Echinacea. Commercial products can come in pill, juice, or tea form. There are varying doses in different preparations containing Echinacea. Freeze-dried echinacea juice extracts contain 100 milligrams and are taken every eight hours. The juice of the purple species can be administered at a daily dose of six to nine milliliters for up to eight weeks. These various Echinacea formulations should never be used at the same time to avoid an overdose.

Studies them Echinacea

Some of the active components of Echinacea identified are its chiric acid, caftaric acid and echinacoside. It appeared on the US National Formulary from 1916 to 1950, but was dropped due to lack of evidence and the popularity of antibiotics at their peak.

The University of Maryland conducted an earlier review of Echinacea in 1997 and was based on thirteen European research studies that revealed that when people with colds took Echinacea, symptoms were reduced, as was their duration. Due to revisions, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the use of the juice extracted from the flowering heads of E. purpurea as a short-term treatment and prevention of common colds.

A 2003 study conducted by the University of Virginia indicated that echinacea extracts do not have significant medicinal value. Two years later, a manufacturer of Echinacea supplements called this study in error because instead of 3,000 milligrams per day, the study used less than one gram in its tests. There is a 2007 study that claims that echinacea can halve the chances of catching a cold and shorten its duration to one and a half days. Experts disagree because the investigation lacked definitive results. Based on literature reviews conducted between 2006 and 2009, the researchers were able to conclude that there is a great lack of controlled trials studying the effects of echinacea on the immune system.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (17)Eucalyptus is the genus of tall trees that are rich in the volatile oil known as eucalyptol. The world's source of eucalyptus oil comes from Eucalyptus globulus, also known as blue gum, fever tree, gully gum, or Tasmanian blue gum. Its name comes from the blue wax that covers its leaves.

Growing eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is one of the most popular trees grown in Australia. They are known as primary forage for koalas. These can grow from 30 to 55 meters tall and are native to Tasmania and southern Victoria, Australia. Some areas of southern Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, and even the western regions of the United States and the Hawaiian Islands have eucalyptus trees that have been harvested for their eucalyptol, terpenes, and aroma.

Eucalyptus is known for its frequently shed bark. The narrow, glossy, sickle-shaped, dark green leaves are alternately located on rounded stems and opposite each other on square stems. Its flowers are cream-colored and produce nectar that can be used as honey. The fruits are somewhat woody and have many seeds. The roots grow deep.

Profits of eucalyptus

Australian aborigines have used eucalyptus oil to treat wounds and cure fungal infections. The leaves are made into teas that are said to reduce fever. Eventually, traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Greek medicine incorporated this plant as one of their herbal medicines.

Eucalyptus leaves have been used for a variety of infections, stomach aches, and to clear stubborn phlegm in dry coughs. Its effects on the upper respiratory system have made it valuable for conditions such as whooping cough, asthma, and tuberculosis of the lungs. It has also been used for joint problems such as osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Some people have used it on the skin for burns, slow-healing ulcers, acne, ringworm, and wounds. It has been used to relieve liver and gallbladder problems, stimulate appetite, and cancer. The components of its leaves may have antidiabetic properties that control blood glucose spikes.

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Eucalyptus oils should never be taken or used undiluted. Pure eucalyptus oil is dangerous, as 3.5 milliliters can kill. Eucalyptus oil poisoning can manifest as stomach pain, dizziness, muscle weakness, narrow pupils, and shortness of breath.

Eucalyptus leaves are generally safe when eaten in small amounts with food. As a chemical, eucalyptol can be used as a medicine (when diluted) and ingested for up to three months. For children, eucalyptus is not safe. Nothing larger than what can be eaten should never be given to children.

Eucalyptol has the ability to affect blood glucose levels. People taking maintenance medications for diabetes should check their blood glucose levels regularly so they don't drop too low. The same goes for people who need to have surgery within a fortnight. Stop using anything with eucalyptus a week or two before surgery.

Medications that pass through the liver are also affected by eucalyptus. Plant extracts can slow down the way the liver breaks down medications. Medications such as haloperidol, odansetron, verapamil, lansoprazole, nelfinavir, ibuprofen, warfarin, glipizide, losartan, and other similar medications may have an increased risk of side effects. Talk to a health professional before using eucalyptus in any treatment regimen.

Herbs rich in pyrrolizidine alkaloids can damage the liver. Using eucalyptus with herbs like borage, burrs, coltsfoot, forget-me-nots, ragwort, and the like can make it more toxic.

How for use eucalyptus

Diluted eucalyptus oil can be applied to the skin as an insect repellant and to soothe specific joints that are swollen and sore. Another alternative way to use eucalyptus oil is to apply it near the throat or nostrils to allow for inhalation of the volatile oils. Eucalyptus oil can also be mixed with equal parts apple cider vinegar and used as an antiseptic on wounds, boils, and insect bites.

Approximately five drops of the oil are recognized as a therapeutic dose in the United States Pharmacopeia. An ointment using eucalyptus oil as an ingredient is listed in the British Pharmacopoeia. For topical use, one ounce of the oil is mixed with one quart of lukewarm water and applied to ulcers and wounds. A dose of one-half teaspoon to one teaspoon of the fluid extract has been used for scarlet fever, typhoid fever, and sporadic fever.

Eucalyptus has been an ingredient in lozenges, syrups, ointments, and even steam baths to relieve coughs and colds. Herbalists have prescribed fresh leaves in teas and gargles to soothe sore throats and cure upper respiratory problems such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Cineole-rich eucalyptus oil is an antiseptic that can kill the bacteria that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis.

There are not enough scientific studies on the claims that eucalyptus oil can reduce inflammation of the trachea, relieve nasal congestion, heal wounds, burns or ulcers quickly, control blood glucose spikes in diabetics, improve appetite and relieve joint pain.

Adults using eucalyptus oil can dissolve 15 to 30 drops in a half cup of sesame, almond, or olive oil before applying to skin. If the oil is for inhalation, add five to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to two cups of boiling water before placing the towel over your head and inhaling onto your skin.

Studies them eucalyptus

Cineol (also known as eucalyptol), pinene, limonene, citronellal, cryptin and piperitone are some of the main components derived from eucalyptus extracts, in addition to other compounds. The aroma of the essential oil is somewhat similar to that of camphor, only more pungent and more pronounced.

According to research, the eucalyptol in eucalyptus oil has the ability to break down the components of viscous phlegm. Asthmatics using eucalyptol were able to reduce their corticosteroids. However, as there are not enough studies on how eucalyptol does this, patients should ask their doctor's opinion on its use.

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To become nightChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (18)Evening primrose is a plant known by its scientific name Oenothera biennis or its other common names, evening star, German ramion, parsley, sundrop, king's panacea, and fever plant. The name comes from the plant's ability to bloom remarkably quickly overnight.

Growing to become night primula

Evening primrose is a local plant of eastern and central North America in regions that enjoy temperate and subtropical climates. It has yellow flowers with four petals surrounded by narrow, lanceolate leaves. The flowers bloom from late spring to late summer. It has a fruit that looks like a capsule and contains several slender seeds.

Once planted, a circle of leaves will grow after one year. Eventually, the leaves will alternately grow on either side of the stem. The flowers usually bloom from June to September, most visible after sunset and even on cloudy days in their second year.

Profits of to become night primula

The beauty of the evening primrose is undeniable, but the essential fatty acids derived from its seeds are most prized for the myriad health benefits they can provide. It can relieve the pain of premenstrual stress syndrome. It can also keep the skin smooth and clear. When used as a poultice, it can heal bruises and speed wound healing.

Native American Indians have used its leaves, roots, and seed pods for conditions such as hemorrhoids and other skin problems. People take evening primrose oil for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, and sore breasts during menstruation. Due to its estrogen-like properties, evening primrose oil can also prevent high blood pressure during pregnancy, initiate and maintain short labor, relieve menopausal symptoms, and as an adjunct in endometriosis therapy. In fact, the GLA content of EPO is said to prevent male impotence by promoting blood flow and female infertility by improving uterine functions.

The manufacturers of evening primrose oil (EPO) claim that it can help with Raynaud's syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and alcoholism. Nerve-related conditions such as dyspraxia in children, nerve damage caused by diabetes, itching relief caused by neurodermatitis, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is due to GLA's ability to produce prostaglandin E, which helps prevent depression and seizures. Even circulatory problems, such as leg pain caused by blocked blood vessels, heart disease, and high cholesterol, use EPO.

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Some people will use evening primrose oil without any side effects. Complications that can occur from ingesting the oil are headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, and transient bouts of nausea. Because it has estrogen-like characteristics, lactating and pregnant women should not use this supplement.

Medications can also complicate the use of evening primrose oil. Those who take anticoagulant medications, such as antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants, are at higher risk of bleeding. People diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, and other psychotic conditions will be at increased risk of seizures, as well as severe episodes of nausea and vomiting, especially if they take phenothiazines. It can also cause an extreme drop in blood pressure in people taking antihypertensive medications. Herbs such as danshen, garlic, and ginger can also interact with EPO and cause bleeding.

Avoid using evening primrose oil fifteen days before any scheduled surgery or dental procedure that involves the use of anesthesia. The oil will cause seizures similar to phenothiazines.

How for use to become night primula

Young evening primrose leaves are highly edible and can be cooked as a vegetable in dishes and salads. Gamma-linolenic acid content is found in trace amounts in a variety of food sources, but it is most concentrated in evening primrose and borage. Native Americans used this wild flower for food and medicine. European settlers brought some roots to England and Germany, where they were eaten as food.

EPO is sold as skin creams or encapsulated oil in light-resistant, airtight containers. Standard supplements will contain eight percent gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). While there is no standard dose for evening primrose oil, a dose that was used in a study that showed EPO could relieve chest pain is around three to four grams per day. For other indications, adults may consume two to eight grams of eight percent GLA per day. When studying the effects of evening primrose oil on eczema, the dose that was found to be most effective is four to eight grams per day in divided doses. Studies involving children on the effects of evening primrose oil on the skin used three grams of EPO in divided doses per day, but no more than 0.5 grams per kilogram of body weight.

Studies them to become night primula

Evening primrose seeds contain about seven to 10 percent gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. It is rich in omega-6, necessary for good health. However, the results of such studies on this plant have been conflicting. Some studies conducted are often small and poorly designed.

Reviews of the available scientific data on the beneficial effects of evening primrose oil that it purports to alleviate the discomforts of PMS during menstruation, ADHD, and hot flashes during menopause are not as effective.

What some research has shown is that evening primrose oil may be beneficial for eczema or atopic dermatitis. The gamma-linolenic acid content in the oils may have some benefit for joint pain sufferers. Still, EPO use can be effective for sinus pain, though not for long, and osteoporosis when combined with calcium minerals and omega-3-rich fish oils. However, more trials and research are needed to prove this.

According to experts, there are other more effective herbs for this type of indication. Casta or vitamin B6 with calcium and magnesium is believed to be more effective than EPO in relieving sinus pain. There is not enough evidence that evening primrose oil is of any value when used as an adjunctive treatment for certain types of cancer. The same goes for all the other claims that manufacturers of evening primrose oil make.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (19)Fennel is an aromatic herb with small yellow flowers and feathery leaves, found on the Mediterranean coast. Its scientific name is Foeniculum vulgare and it is also known by its common names: carolla, fenouil, finnochio, fennel, sanuf, shatapushpha and xiao hui xiang. It has also been a popular mainstay in the kitchen. The name comes from Middle English "fenyl" and comes from the Latin word "faenum" or hay.

Growing fennel

The herb was mentioned in Greek mythology, where Prometheus stole fire from the gods using fennel stalks. The hollow stems are erect and green, with threadlike leaves that grow to over a foot in length. The yellow flowers form a bell-shaped formation. The most important part of the herb is the fruit which appears to be a wrinkled seed that can grow to about a third of an inch.

This Mediterranean herb has become naturalized in other countries such as northern Europe, the United States, southern Canada, Asia, and some parts of Australia. As of 2008, India is the largest producer of fennel. Fennel will grow anywhere and will last for years. Those who grow the herb plant it from the seeds, usually in April. It prefers plenty of sun and will not need harsh fertilizers to survive. However, a heavily fertilized soil will produce a lot of fruit. More than two pounds of seeds are enough to cover an acre, about six inches apart, lightly seeded, and finally transplanted when mature.

As a valuable herb in healing and cooking, fennel has been widely cultivated for its flavorful, edible leaves and flavorful, aromatic fruit. Florence fennel is a variety of common fennel in that it has a bulbous leaf base. It has a soft, sweet and very aromatic flavor.

Profits of fennel

Indians and Romans ate sweetened fennel seeds to improve eyesight. Fennel root extracts are treated as eye tonics to clear up blurred vision. Fennel has been used in the past and currently to improve milk flow in lactating mothers, although there is no direct evidence for this. Women have used fennel to promote menstruation, ease childbirth, and improve sexual desire. Manufacturers of breast enhancement products have listed fennel as one of their ingredients.

Fennel is rich in phytonutrients that give it strong antioxidant properties. Surprisingly, it is rich in vitamin C, which neutralizes free radicals that can cause cell damage and provides less bacterial natural antimicrobial resistance. It has folic acid that keeps homocysteine ​​in check, a chemical that can destroy blood vessels.

This spice is used for a variety of digestive conditions such as heartburn, gas, bloating, and loss of appetite. It has also been used for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, cholera, back pain, and to stop bedwetting. A poultice of powdered fennel is believed to cure snake bites. Supposedly, eating fennel is an antidote to poisoning.

What for vea For for

When used short-term, fennel is generally safe. However, since it has estrogen-like effects, women who have certain cancers and gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids, should avoid fennel. People who are allergic to celery, carrots, mugwort, and other similar plants tend to develop an allergy to fennel.

The use of fennel can also interact with certain medications. Medicines such as birth control pills, ciprofloxacin, medicines that contain estrogen, and tamoxifen may be less effective than usual. It affects most drugs that need to be metabolized by the liver and those that contain or neutralize estrogen in the body.

How for use fennel

Fennel and anise are the main ingredients in making absinthe. The bulbs of the fennel grown in Florence are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. In addition to the bulb, the leaves and seeds are part of many culinary traditions (think Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, Iranian, Chinese, Spanish, and Middle Eastern) around the world. The small flowers (also known as fennel pollen in the US) are very expensive and the most potent. The seeds are often used as a spice, with the green seeds having the most flavor. The leaves are treated similarly to dill and eaten in soups, sauces, and salads.

Fennel oil has been used as an herbal medicine for dysmenorrhea, although mefenamic acid is more potent. It has also been used to relieve flatulence in humans and animals. When mixed with syrup, it can be given to colicky children. He was given syrup for a chronic cough.

When given for its stimulant and carminative properties, a dose of five to seven grams for the seed and 0.1 to 0.6 milliliters for the oil is given daily in divided doses.

Studies them fennel

Fennel seeds contain about three to six percent of the necessary oil, along with about 20 percent of the fixed oil made up of oleic acid, petroselinic acid, and vitamin E. The essential oil contains 90 percent anethole, 20 percent fenchone and the rest a mixture of camphor, limonene, pinene and other compounds such as hydroxybenzoic acid and caffeic acid. Fennel seeds and leaves are rich in quercetin and kaempferol.

Anethole is an important aroma chemical found in anise and star anise, but it is most pronounced in fennel seeds. This compound turns off the biochemical signals that release tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which prevents gene switching and inflammation in the body. It is also rich in substances such as tracezole, which has an estrogen-like effect. Fennel is believed to work by relaxing the large intestine and decreasing secretions from the respiratory tract.

There are animal studies that have shown the ability of fennel extracts to treat glaucoma. In 2007, fennel was listed as one of the potential herbal antihypertensives due to its diuretic effect.

There are not enough studies to show that fennel extracts are effective for indigestion, bronchitis, flatulence, and upper respiratory tract infections.

There is a study that showed that fennel oil is genotoxic to Bacillus subtilis DNA. The estragole content in the volatile oil triggered tumor formation in test animals.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (20)Fenugreek is a herb prized for its seeds. Its scientific name is Trigonella foenugraecum, but it is also known as bird's foot, Greek clover, garlic, bockshornklee, methika, hulu ba, and senegrain. It smells and tastes like maple syrup, making it a valuable ingredient in spice blends and flavorings to mimic maple syrup.

Growing fenacho

As one of humanity's oldest medicinal plants, the Assyrians have cultivated it for 3,000 years. The plant is related to beans and legumes, but somewhat hairy. Its slender stems have egg-shaped leaves, while the root appears to have an extensive underground network. The flowers usually appear white or pale yellow. Its seed pods are slender with spike-like tips that can contain 10 to 20 seeds. Even when planted in the ground, fenugreek emits a spicy odor that clung tenaciously to the hands. It has a somewhat aromatic and sweet-sour taste.

Fenugreek is relatively native to Syria, Lebanon, India, China, and some parts of southeastern Europe. However, it has been cultivated in countries such as France, Argentina, Egypt and Ethiopia. The Romans imported the herb from Greece because it was used as fodder for livestock. People in the Middle East, India, and parts of the Far East have used it as a nutritious herb in their diets, where it is often incorporated as an ingredient in curry powders.

Fenugreek grows from seed and is often treated with Azospirillum prior to planting in June and October. The plant grows best in rich, clayey soil with plenty of drainage. Commercial cultivation usually sows 12 kilos of seeds per hectare. Sown plants are often thinned 25 days later and the crop eaten green. It takes about three months before the beans can be harvested.

Profits of fenacho

There are many health benefits attributed to fenugreek. It has been used for problems of the skin, digestive tract, urinary tract, upper respiratory tract, and circulatory system. It can also benefit people with diabetes, solve male problems, and promote milk flow in lactating women.

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When ingested in amounts found in food, fenugreek is expected to produce no undesirable effects. When larger amounts are consumed as a medication, some side effects may be experienced. Diarrhea, gastric discomfort, bloating, flatulence and that characteristic maple syrup smell in the urine. Also, expect fenugreek to cause some nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, and some allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to fenugreek.

As fenugreek has some estrogen-like properties, it is not safe for pregnant women to consume more than what is normally found in food. It can cause premature contractions. Women who took fenugreek before giving birth may cause their baby to emit an unusual maple syrup body odor that can be mistaken for a type of ketoaciduria, an autosomal disorder.

Breastfeeding women who rely on fenugreek to start the flow of milk should be careful as there is no scientific data available to show that fenugreek is safe to use while breastfeeding. What is known is that fenugreek is dangerous for children, as they can pass out or develop that maple syrup body odor.

Because fenugreek can dramatically lower blood sugar, especially in people with diabetes, be sure to check your blood glucose levels regularly. It can also interact with the maintenance medications they take. The dosage should be adjusted or tight monitoring should be performed when using fenugreek. Some antidiabetic drugs that will interact with fenugreek are glimepride, pioglitazone, insulin, tolbutamide, chlorpropamide, and others.

Fenugreek can also interact with blood-thinning medications. It can slow blood clotting, which means there is an increased risk of bruising and bleeding. Some medications to consider are warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, and other similar medications.

How for use fenacho

Fenugreek is sometimes used as a poultice to treat local pain and swelling. The seeds can be ground or whole, wrapped in a cloth and heated before being applied to a particular wound or inflamed part. This makes the herb valuable for muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, gout, skin ulcers, wounds, and eczema.

There is no standard dosage for fenugreek and no regulatory body can assess the purity and quality of products containing fenugreek. When using fenugreek, use as directed or consult your healthcare professional before use. Never use different forms of fenugreek-containing products at the same time to avoid overdosing.

The United States and Europe have long since dispensed with fenugreek from their navy of herbal medicines. On the other hand, people in India continued to treat the plant as a herbal medicine and as a nutritious food.

Fenugreek is eaten as a vegetable in India. It can be used raw or roasted to flavor the mango chutney. Although the seeds are highly prized, the sprouts are often eaten raw in salads.

Studies them fenacho

Fenugreek has shown potential as an antidiabetic drug. When consumed with food during meals, people afflicted with Type I or Type II diabetes have blood glucose that is noticeably lower than normal. Experts believe that fenugreek may slow down the way the body absorbs sugar in the stomach and help stimulate insulin production. It could be through fenugreek's 4-hydroxyleucine content, which stimulates insulin production when blood sugar rises.

Fenugreek seeds contain diosgenin which can be used to make progesterone, giving the herb the ability to affect gynecological conditions. Trigonelle, another component of the seed, is transformed into niacin when the seeds are roasted.

While there is conflicting scientific data on fenugreek's ability to control bad cholesterol, what is known from preliminary research is that it may lower triglycerides in people with type II diabetes.

Despite these home remedies, there is not enough scientific evidence to prove if it is really effective. Conditions such as poor sexual performance, baldness, and other conditions attributed to the benefit of fenugreek use have not yet provided enough evidence to show its overall effectiveness.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (21)Feverfew is a very old medicinal herb that was initially used as an anti-inflammatory and as one of the main treatments for fever. The name comes from the Latin word "febrifugia" which means fever reducer. Its scientific name is Tanacetum parthenium and it is related to daisies. It is known by its common names mugwort, feather duster, Santa Maria, flirtroot, and wild quinine. Today, people use feverfew to relieve migraine headaches.

Growing matricaria

The feverfew plant is local to southeastern Europe (specifically, the Balkan Peninsula), but has spread throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. It has been used by the Greek physician Dioscorides in a similar way to how aspirin is used today. The Kallaway Indians used it for colic, kidney pain, and morning sickness. Danish medicine has used it as a natural remedy for epilepsy.

Feverfew is a short, bushy perennial that grows up to one meter in height. The plant flowers from July to October and usually gives off a strong bitter odor. The yellow-green leaves are arranged alternately and have small yellow flowers that look like daisies and chamomiles, which can be confusing.

Profits of matricaria

Although popularly used as an herbal treatment for migraines, feverfew offers a wide range of health benefits. In addition to lowering the temperature in fevers, it can regulate irregular menstruation, psoriasis, arthritis, tinnitus, dizziness, and even nausea. Some people believe that feverfew can help with infertility or prevent miscarriage, anemia, common colds, liver problems, muscle strains, and swelling of the extremities. Locally, it can be applied to the gums for toothaches or to the skin as an antiseptic. It has been used for opium overdose.

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When used short-term or for no more than four months, feverfew is safe. However, that does not mean that anyone can avoid feverfew side effects on the system. Side effects generally include gastrointestinal upset, heartburn, irregular bowel movements, gas, and nausea. Other people reported experiencing anxiety, dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, stiff joints, rash, irregular heartbeat, and weight gain. However, these side effects cannot be entirely attributed to feverfew, as there is a high chance that the supplement could be tampered with.

Pills made from feverfew should be swallowed whole rather than chewed. Chewing feverfew supplements can cause mouth sores, swollen oral cavity, and temporary loss of taste. Pregnant or lactating women, as there are no studies showing that feverfew is safe for such conditions. Some research has shown that fever can stimulate premature contractions and, worse, miscarriage. People who are allergic to ragweed and other related plants, such as mums, marigolds, and daisies, may also be allergic to feverfew. It can also thin the blood, so people should stop using it a fortnight before a scheduled surgery.

Medications that are metabolized in the liver will interact with the use of feverfew. The effects of these drugs can be further potentiated, but they also carry a higher risk of experiencing their side effects. Some medications to consider are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, piroxicam, aspirin, as well as glipizide, losartan, lovastatin, itraconazole, and enoxaparin.

How for use matricaria

Feverfew supplements are sold fresh, freeze-dried, or dried. They are usually available as capsules, tablets, or liquid extract and should contain around 0.2% parthenolide, but some formulations may contain up to 0.7% parthenolide.

There is no standard dosage for feverfew. What has been used in scientific research that has shown promise in preventing migraines is 50 to 100 milligrams of feverfew extracts in divided doses every day. Alternatively, some people are given 100 to 300 milligrams of feverfew extracts containing 0.2 to 0.4% parthenolide in divided doses every six hours. Feverfew extracts extracted with carbon dioxide are taken at 6.25 milligrams every eight hours for up to four months.

People with rheumatoid arthritis are given three to six milliliters of 1:1 fever extract liquid twice a day or about three to six milliliters of 1:5 fever tinctures every 12 hours.

Studies them matricaria

Pathenolide and other chemicals found in feverfew leaves may decrease the incidence of experiencing a migraine headache. Researchers believe that this compound may relieve smooth muscle spasms. There is some evidence that feverfew can decrease the frequency of attacks and decrease discomfort, nausea and vomiting, as well as increase tolerance to light and noise. The herb is most potent in people who are more likely to experience seizures. Another study reveals that there is no other effect except as a placebo. A critical review showed that the effects varied with the types of products used. The Canadian government has allowed manufacturers that contain 0.2% parthenolide to claim that it can prevent migraines.

In the 1980s feverfew became a popular herbal treatment for migraines in Britain. In a survey of 270 people who used the herb, around 70% of them agreed that they experienced relief from migraine headaches after consuming two to three fresh leaves a day. Another study combined feverfew with willow, where participants took the combination every 12 hours for about three months. The duration and pain of her migraines were more bearable than usual.

Using feverfew for rheumatoid arthritis may actually be ineffective. According to early reports, taking feverfew by mouth does not improve symptoms of pain or swelling associated with this type of arthritis. However, human studies have shown that it is no better than placebo. Other conditions that claim that feverfew can cure or alleviate their condition may need more evidence and scientific data to fall under the feverfew indication.

There is anecdotal evidence supporting the use of feverfew for fever, irregular menstruation, psoriasis, asthma, earaches, and the common cold. However, there is too little evidence that can be systematically verified for its use to be supported by the scientific community.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (22)Garlic is an herb made famous by Hollywood vampire movies, praised by celebrity chefs, and touted by herbalists as a miracle cure for a variety of medical conditions. Its scientific name is Allium sativum and it is a close relative of another kitchen staple, the onion. It is a bulb made of separate teeth. Garlic is also known as rustic and stinky pink molasses. In other countries it is known as ajo in Spanish, ail in French and da suan in Mandarin.

Growing it

Botanists have traced the origin of garlic to central and southwestern Asia as a common weed. It is possible to grow it for personal consumption by planting the cloves separately in temperate climates. They should be at least four inches deep with minimal spaces between them. They grow well in loose, dry, well-drained soils rich in organic matter.

Profits of it

Humans have been using garlic for thousands of years. One of the most popular uses for garlic is rubbing it on snakebites. Its oil is believed to dissolve the poison in the lymphatic system. Traditional herbal treatments also involve rubbing garlic on skin and scalp conditions where hair loss occurs. Another popular garlic remedy is to apply it directly to acne breakouts. It has been used as a spice to prevent food poisoning. During previous world wars, soldiers used garlic to prevent gangrene when antibiotics were not available.

Garlic is used as a dietary supplement to keep bad cholesterol levels under control, especially in people prone to cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. People with diabetes, osteoarthritis, hay fever, preeclampsia, and upper respiratory tract infections also use garlic. Its oil can also be applied to fungal infections such as athlete's foot or ringworm. Some people also use the oil to treat corns and warts. Consuming garlic regularly reduces tick bites, while rubbing it repels mosquitoes.

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Although garlic is generally safe for most people, it can have some side effects. Consuming raw cloves often causes body odor, increases stomach upset, and allergies. It can decrease clotting factors in the blood that make a person prone to bleeding. When used on the skin, its sulfur content can cause a burning sensation.

Garlic treatment can also interfere with the way certain medications work in the body. Potentially lethal combinations include isoniazid, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) group of antiviral drugs, and saquinavir. antiretrovirals for HIV.

Use garlic with caution when taking birth control pills, cyclosporine, blood thinners, and those that pass through the liver to be metabolized. Birth control pills, lovastatin, ketoconazole, fexofenadine, triazolam, and cyclosporine may not be effective when taken with garlic because garlic helps the body break them down faster, rendering them ineffective. Acetaminophen, theophylline, and some anesthetics can build up in the body and cause toxic side effects. Anticoagulants may be more powerful than usual and increase the risk of bleeding.

How for use it

Garlic can be eaten raw or cooked. Some manufacturers have processed garlic into tablets and capsules, while others have extracted the oil into soft gelatin capsules. The potency of each garlic preparation depends on the amount of allicin, the active ingredient in garlic. It is said that one milligram of allicin is equivalent to 15 units of penicillin. A fresh garlic clove a day can be used to control high blood pressure. For those who find fresh garlic unpleasant, commercial extracts containing 1.3% allin can be used. Around 600 milligrams to 1.2 grams of garlic extract can be divided and taken three times a day.

In the kitchen, garlic has always been one of the pillars of Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to being an antidote for the poisons of the Romans, the Spanish used it as a food preservative. The ancient Egyptians believed that it increased their strength and stamina. Asians used it as a spice and condiment.

Garlic is also potent when used locally. For skin infections, approximately 0.4 to 1.0% ajoene gel can be applied twice a day. For those who want to use the garlic as is, crushing the raw garlic and letting it sit for seven to 14 minutes will allow for a sufficient rise in allicin and will kill Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria, even those that have become resistant.

Studies them it

According to some studies, the consumption of garlic has shown potential to reduce unwanted cholesterol, delay the hardening of blood vessels, lower blood pressure and decrease the tendency to certain types of cancer. Diallyl sulfide in garlic is a potent component that prevents the development of diseases. This has helped many people get better after taking garlic supplements regularly.

Colon, rectal, and stomach cancer are some types of cancer that are said to be prevented by regular use of garlic. Scientists have found that people who consume large amounts of garlic and its relatives, such as onion or chives, have a lower risk of cancer affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Experts attribute this to garlic's ability to prevent the buildup of carcinogens like nitrosamines in the digestive system.

More evidence still needs to be provided for people who claim it may be helpful for prostate conditions. Some preliminary results have shown that eating raw garlic can alleviate the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In China, men who consume one clove a day reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) show very little significant benefit. The truth, according to the NCCAM, is that garlic has an effect on other medications, since it can affect liver function and blood circulation. A study funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Ontario Ministry of Innovation examined allicin as a potent antioxidant. The results showed that allicin needs to be broken down to release sulfenic acid, which acts as a powerful antioxidant against free radicals in the body.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (23)Ginger is an herb prized for its rhizome, which is used as a spice and herbal medicine. Its scientific name is Zingiber officinale and it is known by other names like gan jiang, imber, kankyo, nagara, shokyp and sunthi depending on the location.

Growing redhead

Ginger has been a part of Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal medicine since ancient times. This potent thizoma is native to Asia and has been used as a spice in cooking for over four millennia.

The gnarled, thick, beige underground stem of ginger is the most prized part of the plant. The above-ground stem will grow up to a foot tall with long, slender, wavy green leaves and bear lightly fragrant yellow-green or white flowers.

Profits of redhead

Ginger rhizomes are indicated for many conditions related to digestion. Motion sickness, morning sickness, cramping, gas, nausea due to cancer chemotherapy, and loss of appetite may benefit from the use of ginger. It can also relieve pain caused by arthritis, muscle tension, dysmenorrhea, chest pain, lumbago, and stomach pain. If applied to the skin, ginger extracts can treat burns and as a spot treatment for pain.

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Ginger is very safe for most people, but some people may experience mild side effects, including heartburn, diarrhea, and some stomach upset. Women have reported heavy menstrual bleeding when taking ginger.

Using ginger during pregnancy is somewhat debatable. There is some apprehension that ginger may affect the sex hormones of fetuses.

The report of miscarriage in the third month of pregnancy is alarming. However, there is some data showing that the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, or birth defects in women who use ginger is not abnormally high compared to the usual one to three percent for those who do not use ginger. .

What is a big concern is the risk of uncontrollable bleeding, so it is best to stop using ginger before the last trimester.

Since ginger is a natural blood thinner, it can interact with blood thinners and antiplatelet medications. This means there is a higher chance of uncontrollable bleeding or bruising. May interact with herbs that are natural blood thinners such as angelica, cloves, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, turmeric, and other herbs with similar properties.

There is no data to show that ginger is safe to use while breastfeeding. Stay safe and avoid it. Ginger can lower blood sugar, so check your levels regularly or ask your doctor to adjust the dose of your antidiabetic medications. Some medications to consider are glimepride, pioglitazone, insulin, chlorpropamide, and other similar medications.

Too much ginger, on the other hand, can make some heart problems worse. It can drop blood pressure so much that it can deprive the heart of much-needed circulation. It can also interact with antihypertensive medications that block calcium, causing dangerously low blood pressure. Medications to be aware of are nifedipine, verapamil, diltiazem, and other similar medications.

How for use redhead

Although there are no standard dosages for ginger as an herbal remedy. However, there are doses that have been effective for certain indications. For women who suffer from morning sickness, take 250 milligrams of ginger extract every six hours. For those who wish to avoid nausea and vomiting after surgery, one to two grams of powdered ginger can be administered one hour before anesthesia. For people suffering from arthritis, ginger extract dosages vary widely, depending on the package directions. It can vary from two to four times a day.

Ginger can be used fresh, dried, and ground into a fine powder, as a juice or oil. It should contain four percent of its volatile oils or about five percent of pungent chemicals including shogaol and gingerol. As a general rule, do not take more than four grams per day. Pregnant women should consume less than one gram a day.

Studies them redhead

Ginger may contain chemicals that can reduce nausea and pain that act locally in the stomach and intestines. Some of these chemicals act on the nervous system to control episodes of nausea. Its active component are pungent compounds known as gingerols and shogaols.

Ginger has shown promise in preventing nausea and vomiting after surgery and in preventing morning sickness. According to some clinical trials, one gram of ginger an hour before surgery will keep nausea and vomiting under control by 38% for approximately 24 hours after surgery. However, it may not stop episodes of vomiting and nausea for three to six hours after surgery. On the other hand, some pregnant women seem to benefit from taking ginger or one of its extracts to keep everything inside. Despite the available data, researchers still recommend consulting a health professional about possible risks.

There is some data that has shown the effectiveness of ginger in managing pain.

There are some studies that have shown that ginger can reduce the discomfort caused by menstruation in some women.

In fact, there is a specific ginger extract that is taken three days after the start of menstruation and reduces the incidence of menstrual pain by 62%, comparable to the benefits obtained with the use of ibuprofen or mefenamic acid.

Arthritic pain, on the other hand, is moderately reduced in people with osteoarthritis.

There are specific ginger extracts from different manufacturers that provide nearly comparable data to ibuprofen in relieving pain.

A separate study showed that ginger combined with glucosamine worked just as well as diclofenac and glucosamine. There is preliminary evidence that ginger extracts may help decrease joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis.

What has now been established is that ginger may not be effective in preventing vertigo. There is anecdotal evidence that some people actually feel better by taking ginger before traveling. However, there is no data that the herb actually does this.

There is not enough evidence that ginger is effective for improving appetite, colds, and flu.

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Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) -Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (24)The ginkgo is an ancient tree whose leaves are extracted for the medicinal benefits it provides. It is known by its scientific name Ginkgo biloba, but is referred to by laymen as Maidenhair, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, or Japanese Silver Apricot. Other people refer to it as adiantifolia, arbre du ciel, or yinshing.

Growing gingko

Ginkgo is a living fossil that has remained unchanged for billions of years. It is believed that the tree can live for millennia or more. Ginkgo is native to China and is widely cultivated in Buddhist temples and Japanese gardens. These plants can adapt well even in an urban environment, tolerating pollution and small soil spaces.

Ginkgos are large trees that can be anywhere from 66 to 115 feet tall. It has deep roots and is very resistant to frost and wind. When young, the tree will appear tall and slender, eventually growing gnarled as it ages. It will grow best in a sunny environment with good drainage and plenty of water. Its leaves are unique in that they appear fan-shaped that will turn yellow in the fall. Its seeds have a fleshy, yellow-brown, pasty, fruit-like outer layer. However, be careful as they contain poisonous butyric acid which smells like vomit when it falls from the tree. It has a hard shell on the inside.

Profits of gingko

Ginkgo is famous for treating memory problems and improving blood circulation in the brain. Its extracts are known to improve memory, relieve headaches, stop ringing in the ears, optimize focus and concentration, stabilize mood swings, and increase hearing. Others have benefited from its ability to increase blood circulation to other parts of the body, such as those with Raynaud's syndrome and leg pain when moving. It has been tested for eye problems and sexual performance dysfunction. There are other claims to benefit from the use of ginkgo, but they are mostly based on traditional use rather than scientific evidence.

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When ginkgo seeds are eaten in large quantities or over a long period of time, methylpyridoxine poisoning can occur, especially in children. This poison is not destroyed by cooking and will cause convulsions unless treated with pyridoxine. The fleshy outer part of the seeds contains butyric acid which can cause severe skin allergies.

When used according to label instructions, ginkgo leaf extracts are very safe. You may have some minor side effects such as gastrointestinal upset, headache, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and some skin rashes. There is also an increased risk of bruising, since ginkgo is a natural blood thinner. Children, pregnant women, and infertile women should never use this herb.

How for use gingko

The hard, nut-like interior of the seeds is a highly prized delicacy in Asia. It is mixed with porridge and other special dishes that are served only on special occasions.

For most users who have not yet used this herb, a starting dose of less than 120 milligrams will keep stomach upsets at bay. Doses often vary based on manufacturer's instructions, as there are no standard formulations for herbal supplements. The extracts are often taken orally.

Here are some doses that scientific research has shown some effects on conditions that claim to benefit from ginkgo supplements. A dose of around 120 to 240 milligrams of ginkgo leaf extract is given in divided doses for dementia. People who require enhanced cognition require a dosage range of 120 to 600 milligrams per day. For those who suffer from Raynaud's syndrome, a dose of 60 milligrams every eight hours will provide relief. Poor circulation in the lower extremities will benefit from 40 to 80 milligrams of the extract every 12 to 8 hours. To avoid vertigo, a dose of 60 to 80 milligrams twice a day will suffice. Lower doses are given for PMS and normal tension glaucoma. From the 16th day of the menstrual cycle, a dose of 160 milligrams is taken divided into two equal doses until the fifth day of the following cycle for premenstrual syndrome. To relieve eye pressure, 120 milligrams in divided doses daily.

Studies them gingko

Ginkgo contains chemicals that improve blood circulation and may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by stopping some changes in the brain that can impair the ability to think. Its seeds are believed to contain substances that can kill bacteria and fungi.

There is some evidence that ginkgo leaves may improve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and various types of dementia. However, there are mixed reviews on whether the early studies were reliable. These mixed findings are yet to be decided, but actual clinical trials have shown that some symptoms have improved. It was also able to improve the short-term memory of older patients with age-related memory loss and increased concentration and focus in younger people.

Clinical trials have also shown that by improving blood circulation, ginkgo leaf extracts can relieve pain in people suffering from Raynaud's syndrome and other vascular diseases affecting the extremities. Preliminary studies have also shown that it can relieve breast pain and cramps associated with PMS, as well as vertigo and nausea. There is also some evidence that ginkgo will benefit vision by improving pre-existing lesions in people affected by glaucoma and in people with retinas damaged by diabetes. While there are studies showing that ginkgo shows promise in helping people with age-related macular degeneration, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), radiation exposure, and vitiligo, there is very little data. that can be peer reviewed to verify such a claim (ie.

Tinnitus, seasonal affective disorder, altitude sickness in climbers, and heart disease have not been effectively treated with ginkgo extracts. Data on the effects of ginkgo in people with stroke and hearing loss are conflicting. Other claims that leaf extracts can control high cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, certain cancers, and chronic fatigue syndrome fall short.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (25)Ginseng is a popular herbaceous plant that has been used as an adaptogen. There are three popular varieties used in herbal treatment: Asian ginseng, American ginseng, and Siberian ginseng. The most potent and often used is the Asian variety with the scientific name Panax ginseng. It is also known as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean ginseng, oriental ginseng, red panax ginseng, jintsam, ren shen, and sheng shai shen. This herbal medicine has been around for two millennia and is regularly consumed by an estimated six million Americans.

Growing ginseng

Ginseng appears as a twisted, light tan root that has fibrous shoots, sometimes taking human form. It thrives in cooler climates and is a bit difficult to grow as most ginseng grows under the canopy of trees in the forest. The roots typically mature for about five to ten years before they can be harvested. It can be sown from seeds that have been stored for some time or from whole roots. They need 80% shade and will survive in rich, clayey soil. It can be moved to its permanent location around March and April, before buds appear.

Profits of ginseng

In general, Panax ginseng is a root that can improve mental faculties, productivity, energy, and stamina. People take this type of ginseng to adapt to stress or as a tonic to improve general health. The extract can also be used to boost the performance of the immune system and increase resistance to certain infections.

Other alternative benefits that Chinese ginseng offers are the treatment of certain types of cancer, respiratory problems, nervous disorders, and hormonal imbalance associated with aging. It has also been given for anemia and other blood ailments, gastritis, and fever. Another off-label use for Asian ginseng is its ability to relieve hangovers, treat premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction in men, and poor appetite.

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When used for less than three months, ginseng is generally safe for most adults. However, when taken for a longer period of time, there can be hormone-like effects that are detrimental to general well-being. During the period when ginseng is taken, difficulty sleeping is the most common complaint. Other side effects that some people may experience are irregular menstruation, fast heartbeat, fluctuating blood pressure, headache, diarrhea, rash, and mood changes.

Pregnant women should never use ginseng because animal studies have shown that it contains a chemical that can cause birth defects in animals. As there is no data available for breastfeeding mothers, stay on the safe side and steer clear of this herb as it is not safe for babies and children. There are cases in which ginseng has been associated with poisoning in babies. People suffering from autoimmune diseases and organ transplants should also avoid ginseng, as it causes the immune system to become overactive and can actually worsen conditions. The same is true for people with hormone-sensitive conditions, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or gynecological cancers, since ginseng is a phytoestrogen.

Most drugs will react with red ginseng and a handful of herbs. Bitter orange and wild mallow, when used with ginseng, can cause life-threatening irregular heart rhythms. Herbs like bitter melon, ginger, fenugreek, willow bark, and other natural antidiabetics can cause a big drop in blood sugar levels. Ginseng can also interact with alcohol and caffeine. It can increase the rate of alcohol leaving your body and use caffeine to stimulate the nervous system causing heart palpitations and high blood pressure.

How for use ginseng

It is a puzzle how western medicine uses panax ginseng compared to how traditional chinese medicine uses the plant. For the westerners, ginseng is used as an energizer, while for the Chinese; it is more of a calming and relaxing herb. Doses are usually high for Chinese medicine compared to what Western medicine prescribes.

Most of the available ginseng dosages are highly dependent on what is printed on their labels. However, there are standard dosages containing seven percent ginsenosides that scientific research has found effective for some conditions. Type II diabetes can be controlled by taking 200 milligrams of ginseng extract daily. For those suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), 900 milligrams every eight hours of ginseng extract or a topical application of a certain cream that is applied an hour before intercourse and washed off before intercourse is needed.

Studies them ginseng

Panax ginseng contains a variety of active ingredients. Some of the most important chemicals are ginsenosides (also known as panaxosides). Supplements can come as fresh roots soaked in water, alcohol, or a mixture, or both; alternatively, it can also be in powder or capsule form.

As a powerful herbal medicine, manufacturers claim that ginseng is effective for a variety of indications. However, there needs to be enough evidence based on research and clinical trials before ginseng can be shown to be effective. There is evidence that taking Asian ginseng can actually improve cognitive and memory skills, especially in people ages 38 to 66. Another potential use of ginseng is its ability to lower fasting blood sugar in people with type II diabetes. Studies have also shown ginseng's ability to improve breathing and relieve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The effect of ginseng on sexual problems in men has also been studied, but with surprising results. Male impotence (ED) improves when ginseng is taken orally, while premature ejaculation is stopped when panax ginseng, along with other ingredients, is applied to the penis.

Ginseng has shown promise as a complementary herbal medicine for people suffering from lung infections compared to those taking antibiotics alone. Some studies have shown that ginseng is better for preventing colds or flu, although data is currently lacking. It is not effective for improving athletic performance, stabilizing mood swings, or controlling hot flashes during menopause. Other symptoms of menopause, such as tiredness, sleep difficulties, and depression, improved when ginseng was taken by mouth.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (26)Goldenseal is a plant related to buttercup and native to Canada. It has yellow, gnarled roots that are usually dried before being used as a medicine. Its scientific name is Hydrastis Canadensis, but common laymen call it eye balm, golden root, ground raspberry, Indian turmeric, Racine orange, wild turmeric, or yellow pucoon.

Growing golden seal

Goldenseal root was introduced by Native American Indians to early settlers. It was used for skin problems, digestive difficulties, and an eye tonic. It has become one of the most prevalent herbal supplements in the United States alone, despite a lack of scientific evidence for its effects. The lauded effect nearly endangered the plant in the forests where it once grew wild. The herbalist often suggests using goldenseal sparingly and turning to other hearty herbs like Oregon grape, thyme, or garlic for similar effects.

This small plant has a single hairy stem. It has sparse, lobed, irregular leaves and small flowers that eventually bear raspberry-like fruits. The rhizome is bitter, often twisted and wrinkled. It grows wild in shady, fertile soils in the northeastern United States, but is now grown on farms around the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and in Ontario, Canada. Its yellow dye has been used to dye fabric and will permanently stain clothing.

Goldenseal can sprout from its rhizome. It is cut into small pieces and planted less than a foot apart in well-drained soil fertilized with humus and partly shaded. Planting takes place in the fall and it can take two to three years to grow to the desired market size. This makes the herb very expensive on the market.

Profits of golden seal

There are many benefits that have been attributed to the golden seal, but very few can be scientifically proven. People swear by it as an effective eye drop for people suffering from conjunctivitis or as a cure for ringing in the ears, earache or deafness. It has also been applied to mucous membranes affected by sores and blisters or to skin affected by rashes, ulcers, infected wounds, eczema, acne, dandruff, fungal infections, and dandruff. In addition, goldenseal is believed to help with urinary tract infections and for women who experience vaginal aches and pains, as well as discomfort during menstruation or postpartum bleeding. Whooping cough, pneumonia, hay fever, nasal congestion, and the common cold are thought to benefit from goldenseal extracts. Digestive conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, inflamed intestine, irregular bowel movements; hemorrhoids, jaundice, and gas are often considered for goldenseal therapy.

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When taken in a single dose, goldenseal is relatively safe. However, there is very little reliable literature or data to show whether it is harmless for long-term use. Do not use goldenseal while pregnant or lactating. There is convincing evidence that exposure to goldenseal or its extracts can cause brain damage in newborns. A chemical in this plant can cross the placenta and leak into breast milk.

Goldenseal extracts can irritate the skin, mouth, throat, and vagina when used topically. It can also increase the body's sensitivity to light. People with pre-existing conditions, such as high blood pressure, liver or heart disease, should discuss the possible risks of taking goldenseal with their doctor. Common side effects that can be encountered while using goldenseal are nausea and drowsiness.

There are many medications that can interact with goldenseal. Medications that need to be metabolized by liver enzymes become more potent with goldenseal, as the herb slows their breakdown within the body. Codeine, fentanyl, meperidine, metoprolol, odansetron, tramadol, ketoconazole, lovastatin, and other similar drugs should be used with caution when taking goldenseal. Some medications that work by manipulating cellular pumps may not be as effective when goldenseal is in the system. Etoposide, vincristine, indinavir, cimetidine, verapamil, corticosteroids, cisapride, cyclosporine, quinidine, and other drugs can become more powerful and cause unnecessary exposure to side effects.

How for use golden seal

Goldenseal supplements are sold as pills and capsules containing the powdered root, liquid extracts, teas, and tinctures. It is often combined with another herb such as echinacea. Sometimes goldenseal is often used as a topical wash, mouthwash, and douche.

There is no standard dosage for goldenseal. Traditional herbalists consider many factors before giving a patient a personalized dosing regimen. The manufacturers of the goldenseal supplement will put instructions on their labels that must be strictly followed.

The extreme bitterness of goldenseal has prevented many from drinking it as a tea. Capsules and tinctures can mask their natural flavor. When using tinctures of goldenseal, 25 to 50 drops every two hours can be used for anyone suffering from a sore throat or digestive tract infection. The more frequent the dose at the onset of symptoms, the better. The capsules are taken one or two at a time every four hours once the infection begins, before gradually decreasing the dose over the next few days as symptoms improve.

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Goldenseal contains berberine, a chemical that acts as a natural antimicrobial that can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. It can also lower blood pressure and regulate irregular heartbeats, as well as reduce blood sugar and bad cholesterol in the body's circulation. However, many of the powerful chemicals in goldenseal are destroyed as they pass through the digestive tract, and goldenseal has not yet been shown to have the same benefits as pure berberine. Some herbs, such as Chinese golden thread and Oregon grape, contain berberine and have been used as a substitute for their roots. Comprehensive studies have yet to be conducted that can verify whether goldenseal is effective for any of its purported benefits.

Other components found in goldenseal are hydrastine, the yellow dye that makes up two to four percent of its alkaloid content, and canadine. The precious rhizomes are usually rich in these alkaloids compared to what can be extracted from the roots.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (27)Hawthorn is a small tree whose berries, leaves, and flowers are used for herbal medicines. The collective term describes Crataegus oxycantha, Crataegus monogyna, and other similar species. It is also called aubepine, maythorn, quick thorn, white thorn, and haw. The genus name Crataegus comes from the Greek words "kratos" (meaning hard, the quality of its wood), "oxcus" (meaning sharp) and akantha (denoting the spines).

Growing Espino

There are about 280 species of hawthorn, but there are species that have been used for commercial manufacturing. This plant is related to the rose family. In general, hawthorn plants are small spiny trees that grow up to 7.5 meters tall. The leaves are lobed and bear fragrant white flowers in clusters that bloom from April to June. Its bright red fruit may contain nuts, depending on the species. The berries that sprout after the flowers are called haws. These are red or black when ripe.

Hawthorn has been used by Greek physicians for its diuretic effect, which is beneficial for kidney and bladder problems. In Europe, hawthorn supplements are used for blood pressure and heart rate. The leaves and flowers are approved in the Comprehensive German Commission Monographs E as a chronic treatment for type I and II heart failure. American doctors used it for circulatory and respiratory problems.

Profits of Espino

Hawthorn benefited circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure, squeezing chest pain, and erratic heartbeat. It has also been used for extreme blood pressure, relieving plaque in the arteries and keeping bad cholesterol levels in check. Apart from these, hawthorn extracts have also been used for digestive problems like indigestion, loose bowel movements, and upset stomach. It has also been given as a treatment for intestinal infestations such as tapeworms. Other benefits that can be derived from hawthorn are its calming effects for anxious patients, regulating menstruation, and acting as a diuretic for people suffering from edema or hypertension. It was given for skin problems such as boils, wounds, ulcers, itchy skin, and burns.

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In general, hawthorn supplements are expected to be safe in adults when taken at label recommended doses for up to four months. There is no data available to show that hawthorn is safe to use for an extended period of time. There is also no data available on whether the plant extract is safe for lactating mothers and pregnant women. This supplement should never be given to children.

Common side effects associated with the use of hawthorn supplements are upset stomach, fatigue, headache, sweating, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, nosebleeds, and insomnia.

Hawthorn can interact with many medications used to treat heart conditions. Antihypertensive medications such as atenolol, verapamil, amlodipine, and other similar medications can lower blood pressure to dangerously low levels. Heart medications, such as digoxin, nitroglycerin, and isosorbide, can become more potent than normal with hawthorn, making side effects like dizziness and fainting more pronounced. Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs like sildenafil and the like can also cause your blood pressure to drop dangerously.

How for use Espino

Specific hawthorn supplements have been used for heart failure. Daily doses of 160 to 1,800 milligrams are divided into two or three equal doses. These doses were determined by studies sponsored by their manufacturers. According to studies, a minimum of 300 milligrams of standardized hawthorn extracts is administered daily with visible effects for two months of therapy. Fluid extracts of the berries can be administered as 10 to 15 drops per dose. The combined tincture of flowers and herbs can be taken in 2.5 milliliters per teaspoon three times a day.

Hawthorn is available in capsules and extracts in tincture and powder form. Other people prefer dried or fresh fruits that they can eat. A bitter tea can be made from dried hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries. A hawthorn berry liqueur was made with brandy. There are also recipes online for how to make sea buckthorn jam, which can also serve as a syrup. Flower tinctures are generally made in the spring, while berry tinctures are made during the fall. When blended together, they make a potent blend that can be combined with other heart tonic herbs such as garlic and motherwort.

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Hawthorn leaves, flowers, bark, and berries are rich in flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, tyramine, and tannins. The first two are the most active medicinal substances found in hawthorn, which have been standardized and used in scientific studies. Approximately 2.2 percent flavonoids or 18.75 percent oligomeric proanthocyanidins have been used in trials. The berries contain amygdalin, while the bark contains crataegin. Its colorful berries are rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin C.

There is some evidence that hawthorn can increase the volume of blood pumped by the heart during its contractions, expand blood vessels, and speed up nerve impulse transmission. Early studies showed the potential of hawthorn to control hypertension. Its proanthocyanidin content appears to lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels furthest from the heart. According to a separate study, hawthorn supplements are slightly more effective than digoxin in treating congestive heart failure, although the exact mechanism is unknown.

Research has also found an indication that hawthorn berries can reduce bad cholesterol and fats that circulate freely in the bloodstream. It does this by multiplying the excretion of bile, which reduces cholesterol production and makes bad cholesterol receptors more sensitive to bind to and send them out of the body.

Hawthorn promises to stabilize collagen and control cancer cells. There are triterpenes like uvaol and ursolic acid that have been able to kill certain types of throat cancer in humans and mice. The exact mechanism is still unknown.

There is some data showing that hawthorn extracts, when combined with magnesium and California poppy, have been a remedy for mild to moderate anxiety. Animal studies have shown hawthorn's potential as an herbal analgesic and anxiolytic.

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to jump -Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (28)Hops are a flowering vine that is related to hemp and hackberry. Its scientific name is Humulus lupulus and it is also known by its common names asperge sauvage, hopfenzapfen, houblon, pi jiu hua, and hops. The plant is a popular ingredient for beers and other drinks, especially in the Middle Ages. This herb is native to Great Britain.

Growing to jump

Hops have been used for many years as a flavoring and preservative for beer, especially in an age where drinking beer is safer than drinking raw water. This herb is native to the northern hemispheres and will grow luxuriantly from April to July in temperate climates. Wild hops can be found in bushes and forest edges with an adequate water supply and require deep, fertile soils with good drainage. The cultivated hops bear their products after the third year.

Since hop flowers only bloom at certain latitudes, there are limited regions where they can be grown. The flowers are cultivated and often prevented from ripening to fruit. It is often harvested from August to September in the north, while those grown in the south are scheduled for February.

Profits of to jump

In addition to being one of the main ingredients in spirits and beers, hops are used for their calming and relaxing effect. It has also benefited people with poor appetite or digestion, increases urine excretion, and helps improve the flow of breast milk. It has been used for certain types of cancer, control of bad cholesterol levels and intestinal colic. Its antimicrobial properties have been useful for people with tuberculosis, colitis, and leg ulcers. Since it can relieve pain, it has also been used for nerve pain and persistent painful erection of the penis.

What for vea For for

In general, hops are probably safe for most people. However, there is no current data to show that hops are safe for pregnant and lactating women. Taking supplements that contain hops can make depression worse. People scheduled for surgery should stop taking the herb fifteen days before their operating table appointment. Hops can worsen drowsiness when anesthesia and other drugs are infused into the circulation.

In addition to its sedative effect, hop extracts can also lead to skin rashes and shortness of breath as seen in your combines. People with allergies to peanuts, chestnuts, and bananas should avoid using this herb. Excessive hop consumption will cause seizures, fever, restlessness, vomiting, and hyperacidity. Ironically, hop extracts can lower blood sugar in normal people, but raise blood sugar in those with diabetes.

Alcohol and hops can make you much more drowsy than taking them alone. It can also cause the same effect with sedatives and antidepressants such as lorazepam, barbiturates, zolpidem, and other similar medications. Medications that affect hormones, such as those for diabetes, oral contraceptives, or hormone replacement therapy, may interact with this supplement. People taking cholesterol-lowering supplements, such as guggul and red yeast, may experience additive effects with hops, which have a similar action.

How for use to jump

There is a supplement that combines 41.9 milligrams of hops with 187 milligrams of valerian per lozenge. This is given to people who find it difficult to sleep. Two pills are taken at bedtime and it will take less than a month to fall asleep. Two weeks of treatment with this supplement does not appear to improve sleep patterns. Another similar combination involves the hops in combination with your dry strobile, where doses of 1.5 to two grams are given before bed.

An infusion of hops may have sedative properties, but it has been used in folk medicine as a tonic for heart conditions, nervous disorders, and diseases of the digestive system. Its bitter principles are good digestive tonics. It has also been used to soothe an irritated bladder. When this tea is mixed with chamomile flowers or poppy heads, it can act as a pain reliever for anything swollen and sore. It can also be applied as a poultice for bruises, boils and inflammation of the joints. A warm pillow made from hops is believed to relieve earaches and toothaches while also having a calming effect.

Studies them to jump

There are chemicals in hops that exhibit mild estrogenic effects. It has bitter principles such as colupulone and humulone, the latter giving the beer its characteristic bitter taste. Hops also contain essential oils which may contain mainly caryophyllene, myrcene and humulene. It also contains flavonoids such as xanthohumol and prenylnaringenin, the latter attributed to the reputed estrogen-like abilities of hops.

Hop collectors often experience drowsiness during harvest, which has stimulated a great deal of research into the sedative abilities of hops. Animal studies have been promising, but when tested in humans, valerian is more potent and much more effective as a sleep aid than hops.

Scientists have long suspected that hops are a plant with estrogen-like abilities. This was further demonstrated with 100 micrograms of prenylnaringenin dissolved in 100 milliliters of drinking water, capable of affecting the uterus of animals. It was also observed during the evaluation of hops in the treatment of menstrual symptoms. This has been exploited by supplements claiming it can enlarge women's breasts when it can trigger liver and pancreatic hormonal problems in rats.

Hop bitter acids showed significant effects on metabolic enzymes. Colupulone and humulone's abilities to stop tumor production have been proven through animal trials and studies. Humulone and its derivatives, especially xanthohumol, have demonstrated their potential to prevent the development and spread of tumors in animals. Despite this, there is no clinical data to show that hops can prevent cancer.

Traditionally, the addition of hop extracts to beer for flavor and preservation has been attributed to the antimicrobial abilities of the herb. Isohumolone has demonstrated its ability to limit the bacterial population in beer. Its prenylflavonoids have been shown to be better antioxidants than any other component of hops. Humulone is being studied as a possible cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. Although hops have been used for a variety of conditions, large-scale research into their benefits has yet to be done.

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HorseChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (29)The horse chestnut is a large tree whose bark, leaves, and fruit have been used as herbal medicines. Its scientific name is Aesculus hippocastanum, and it is sometimes known by other common names, including aescin, conker tree, white chestnut, and buckeye. This tree has often been confused with other related species such as the California and Ohio buckeye.

Growing horse morena

Horse chestnuts are native trees that are abundant in Greece, Bulgaria, and parts of north-central Asia, but have spread throughout the northern hemisphere. The name buckeye comes from its appearance, which resembles sweet, edible chestnuts, but is "gwres," meaning spicy and bitter, for the inedible nuts. Its branches have markings that resemble small horseshoes.

The trunks of horse chestnuts are straight and tall, with wide, spreading branches. Its smooth, gray-green bark has been used as a yellow dye and hides the soft, spongy wood. Its large leaves are spread out like fingers and have finely toothed margins. Its white flowers have a reddish spot. The fruit of the tree is a shiny brown nut, with a large green shell and covered in short spines that break off when the nut falls to the ground.

Horse chestnut can be grown from its autumn-harvested nuts. These are sown in early spring and will grow with little care in sandy loam.

Profits of horse morena

Horse chestnut seed and leaf extracts are often recommended for those who suffer from varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and enlarged veins. Horse chestnut seeds have been used for diarrhea, fever, and a distended prostate. When its active ingredients are extracted and concentrated, the horse chestnut seed can be used for chronic venous insufficiency. Horse chestnut leaves have been given for eczema, menstrual pain, inflammation from bone fractures and sprains, and arthritis. Its bark was applied to the skin for lupus and ulcers or infused to relieve symptoms of malaria and dysentery. It is also narcotic and febrifuge when taken orally.

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When standard seed extracts are taken according to label directions and used short-term, horse chestnut seeds are relatively safe. Only use products that have verified standardized horse chestnut components, and steer clear of those that have not removed esculin, a toxic substance in the seeds, from supplements. People taking horse chestnut sometimes experience headaches, itching, upset stomach, and dizziness. Rectal formulations containing horse chestnut extracts may cause swelling and itching in the anus.

Fresh horse chestnut flowers contain pollen which may cause hypersensitivity in certain individuals. The seeds, bark, flowers, and raw leaves of the horse chestnut tree are poisonous and fatally toxic when taken orally. Children were poisoned simply by drinking tea made from fresh leaves and twigs or by accidentally eating their seeds.

Since there is no data to show that processed horse chestnut extracts are safe for pregnant and lactating women, it is best to stay out of harm's way and not use the product. May contain traces of esculin which may be harmful to the fetus or nursing infant. There are some conditions that must be observed when using horse chestnut supplements. Diabetics should check their blood sugar regularly, as this plant can lower blood sugar to dangerously low levels. People suffering from diseases of the liver, digestive tract and kidneys can worsen their condition.

Horse chestnut extracts may also interact with other medications. Since it has a mild diuretic effect, the side effects of lithium can be more pronounced than usual. Its ability to lower blood sugar may also potentiate the effect of anti-diabetic drugs such as glimepride, insulin, rosiglitazone, glipizide, and other similar drugs. Horse chestnut seeds are natural blood thinners, so the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs and some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, naproxen and the like can increase the risk of bruising and uncontrollable bleeding.

How for use horse morena

Most of the dosages used for buckeye are determined by the instructions labeled by the supplement manufacturers and should be followed carefully. However, there are dosages based on those used in scientific research where horse chestnut supplements are effective.

Doses of 50 milligrams of aescin, the active ingredient found in the seeds, are given every 12 hours to improve blood circulation in people with chronic venous insufficiency. Alternatively, a dose of 250 to 750 milligrams per day may be given in divided doses. It should never be chewed and taken with a full glass of water. The tinctures are often given one to four milliliters every eight hours. A tincture of the bark can be given in an infusion of one ounce of bark per liter of water. One tablespoon every three or four times a day or applied topically on ulcers.

There are some topical applications containing horse chestnut that are used to improve the appearance of unsightly varicose veins and are applied to inflamed joints, muscles, and hemorrhoids. The cream or gel should be applied to a clean, dry affected area before applying the thin topical preparation. It should never be applied to broken skin and mucous membranes.

Studies them horse morena

Horse chestnut contains saponins, the most important being escin, which acts as a vasoconstrictor. It also has esculin, a type of hydroxycoumarin that thins the blood by limiting thrombin.

The active components of horse chestnut prevent fluids from escaping from the blood vessels. There are studies that have provided evidence that horse chestnut extracts can improve poor blood circulation. Varicose veins, throbbing pain, and swollen legs are some of the symptoms that seem to respond well to the plant. Its effectiveness was compared with the benefits obtained with the use of compression stockings.

There is insufficient evidence that horse chestnut is effective for hemorrhoids, diarrhea, fever, cough, enlarged prostate, eczema, menstrual pain, and swelling from bone fractures and sprains, including those caused by arthritis.

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hyssop –Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (30)Hyssop is a large shrub that has the scientific name of Hyssopus officinalis. It is also known by its common names Joseph's herbe, sainte's herbe, hyope, hysop, jufa, and cat's tail. It is a local plant of southern Europe, the Middle East and countries around the Caspian Sea. It has long been mentioned in the Christian Bible as a sacred herb.

Growing hyssop

Hyssop is a brightly colored shrub that can grow to about two feet tall. The stem is usually woody at the base with slender green leaves about 2.5 cm long. Its stems are slightly hairy and bear purple-blue flowers. In summer, this plant blooms with colorful, fragrant flowers that eventually form small, grape-like fruits. It is drought resistant and can survive in sandy and dusty soils. It grows well in full sun and in warm climates.

The plant can be grown from seed, usually in April, or by cuttings planted in spring under a shady area. When planted in a warm area with light, somewhat dry soil, the plant needs constant watering until it is fully grown. The flowers bloom from June to October.

In good weather, hyssop can be harvested twice a year, usually in late spring and early fall. The grass is harvested during flowering to collect the flowering tips, usually in August. Then the stems are cut and dried in cool, dry and ventilated places, away from the sun, for about a week. Once dried, the leaves are trimmed and finely chopped before being stored where they can keep for up to 18 months. Its oil is extracted from the leaves and flower buds by steam distillation.

Profits of hyssop

Hyssop has been given for digestive system problems such as liver and gallbladder disorders, gas, colic, stomach pain, and poor appetite. It has also been prescribed for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), poor blood circulation, and menstrual cramps. It was prescribed for its ability to release excess gas and stomach cramps, remove excess phlegm, cause sweating, calm nerves, shrink swollen and painful muscles and joints, and stimulate menstruation.

Its astringent effect prevents sagging skin and helps keep teeth in place. It also helps heal deep cuts and improve the appearance of scars, especially those caused by boils, smallpox, insect bites, and infections. Hyssop extracts can also increase blood pressure and tone the nervous system. You can also remove some worms from the body. The oil can be used in aromatherapy.

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If taken in the amounts used as food or in the doses indicated on the supplement label, hyssop is generally safe. The oil formulation should not be used because it can cause seizures in some people who are sensitive to its components. Children should avoid hyssop, as there are cases where two or three drops taken over several days cause seizures. People with a history of seizures should never use Q-tip, as it can trigger a seizure or make it worse than usual.

How for use hyssop

The fresh hyssop is used in the kitchen as an aromatic seasoning. Its leaves have a slightly bitter taste with the smell of mint. The intense flavor has seen minimal use in the kitchen. Cooking oils are also sometimes used.

Traditionally, hyssop is used to cough up phlegm and expel gas in the intestines. The fresh tips of the leaves are boiled in soup and given to people suffering from asthma. Alternatively, it can be given as a warm infusion or mixed with another herb, horehound, or coltsfoot for coughs and bronchitis. On the other hand, the infusion of hyssop leaves is given to relieve rheumatism, bruises and bruises. Freshly bruised or shredded leaves applied to wounds and cuts are believed to heal immediately. A fluid extract of hyssop is administered at 1.5 to 3 milliliters per dose.

Studies them hyssop

Hyssop contains terpinoids such as marrubin, oleanolic and ursolic acids. It also has volatile oils that are a mixture of camphor, pinocaphone, thujone, isopinocamphone, linalool, bornyl acetate, and terpinene, among many others. It is also rich in flavonoids such as diosmin and hesperidin. Other active principles identified are hissopine, a glycoside, some tannin and a resin.

The hyssop contains chemicals that can affect the heart and stimulate the lungs to produce more secretions. The plant is a member of the mint family and is abundant in chemicals found in related plants. Its fragrant and volatile chemicals are composed of camphono, pinene, camphene, and terpinene, which make up about 70% of the volatile oil. Other components of hyssop are glycosides such as hisopin, hesperidin and diosmin, tannins, oleanolic and ursolic acids, sitosterol, marrubin and resins. In addition, other identified compounds are pinocampeol, cineole, linalool, terpineol, pinic, pinonylic, and myrtenic acids, and cadinene. Crude hyssop extracts have been found to contain rosmarinic acid and hydroxycinnamic derivatives.

The apparent neurotoxicity of hyssop extracts has been determined to be caused by the terpenoketones pinocamphon and isopinocamphon. This has been shown in an experiment on mice where essential oils are enough to trigger seizures that can lead to death. Its oleanolic and ursolic acids have been studied for their ability to reduce circulating lipids. Its diosmin and hesperidin content has been found in clinical trials to improve chronic venous insufficiency and blood sugar control in type I diabetics. Its marrubin content has shown promise in some studies as an alternative expectorant and increases the secretion of bile, but in test animals.

There is not enough evidence that hyssop and its extracts are effective for conditions such as colds, sore throats, or asthma. There is also a lack of data on the usefulness of hyssop in liver, gallbladder and intestinal problems, as well as colic and lack of appetite. There are still not enough studies that can prove that hyssop can claim to be effective against UTIs and HIV.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (31)Juniper is a type of evergreen tree with blue or reddish berry-like cones that is used as herbal medicine. Its scientific name is Juniperus communis and it is also known as juniper, genievre, wacholderbeeren and juniper. The Navajo Indians used the berries for diabetes, while other tribes used them as a contraceptive for women.

Growing juniper

Juniper trees are native to northern Europe, Asia, and North America. It is a small tree that can grow from four to six meters in height. It grows in full sun on limestone slopes or in fertile soils, with small traces of lime and rich in silicon. These are coniferous trees that give cones; only in this case, their cones are more like berries, since they have more fleshy scales.

Juniper berries can take two to three years to mature. Only the blue ones are collected and used, leaving the green ones to mature. The most used parts are the ripe and dry fruits and the leaves. Commercial-grade juniper oil comes from the ripe berries, while those prized for their medicinal properties come from the green ones. The latter produces a clear, greenish-yellow liquid, with a somewhat turpentine-like odor when fresh, and an oily, resinous, pungent, and slightly bitter taste.

Profits of juniper

Juniper has been a traditional flavoring ingredient in foods and in alcoholic spirits such as gin. Juniper extracts are mixed with gin as a remedy for kidney problems. The berries have also been used as a seasoning for pickled meats or in sauces and fillings. It has been used in perfumery and cosmetics. It has been used in aromatherapy for its purifying and calming effect. Some cultures have used it as a healing incense, such as the Native Americans.

Juniper berry extracts have been employed for their ability to relieve gas, bloating, heartburn, bloating, and poor appetite. Some people have used its oils as steam inhalants to control bronchitis. Swiss medicine used this plant to treat wounds and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis for its analgesic effect. The irritant effect it has on the bladder has made it an effective diuretic for those with urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney stones, but it has been limited to low concentrations. It has also been given for snake bites and intestinal worms.

What for vea For for

When used for a short period of time, juniper is generally safe for most adults. Use it for more than a month and it can cause kidney damage and seizures. When applied to small areas of the skin or by inhaling its vapors, juniper berry is somewhat safe as some skin and respiratory system allergies can occur when using juniper berry or any of its extracts. May cause irritation, burning, redness, and swelling.

Juniper extracts also caused a drop in blood sugar levels in experimental animals. It is very worrying that it can also cause the same effect in diabetic humans. It can also cause extremes in blood pressure, which can make high blood pressure a bit difficult to control. Due to these effects, stop using juniper extracts fifteen days before any scheduled surgery or dental procedure.

Data is available documenting the ability of juniper berry to cause extreme catharsis, urination, and uterine spasms in large doses of the extract. Pregnant and lactating women should never use this herbal supplement. People with kidney problems should also avoid using anything that contains juniper extract.

Juniper berries may affect medicines used to control diabetes. May potentiate the hypoglycemic effect of glibenclamide, insulin, rosiglitazone, glipizide, and other similar drugs. Check blood sugar levels regularly. It can also dehydrate the body when used together with diuretics such as chorothiazide, furosemide, hydrodiuril, and other similar medications.

How for use juniper

There are no standard dosages for juniper extracts. Traditionally, 0.1 milliliters or about 20 to 100 milligrams of the essential oil is administered for dyspepsia. About 2 to 10 grams of juniper berry are taken for use as a diuretic or to stimulate menstruation.

Those taking juniper extracts in capsules should follow the manufacturer's instructions, which are usually given in doses of 800 milligrams every 12 hours. People who prefer to consume juniper berries will find it effective with one to two grams three times a day. A teaspoon of about two to three grams of the crushed berry steeped in 150 milliliters of boiling water will make a cup of juniper tea that can be taken three times a day. A liquid extract of juniper berries dissolved in one part 25 percent alcohol or a tincture of juniper berries dissolved in five parts 45 percent alcohol can be taken for two to four milliliters every eight hours.

Studies them juniper

Juniper berry essential oil is mainly composed of monoterpenes such as pinene, sabinene, limonene, terpineol, borneol, geraniol, myrcene, camphene, camphor, and eudesmol. It also has sesquiterpenes which are made up of caryophyllene, cadinene, muurolene, humulene, and pregeijerene. Apart from these, it also contains diterpenes such as sugiol, xanthoperol, and abietic, palustric, communic, and sandracopimaric acid. It is also rich in flavonoids such as isocutelarein, hypolaetin, kaempferol, quercetin, nicotiflorin, and naringenin. The lignan podophyllotoxin has been identified as toxic to the nerves, intestines, and liver. Its eudesmol content has been shown to interfere with the normal mechanism of calcium channels and, in doing so, become neuroprotective in stroke patients. Odiolactone has been identified as its antifungal compound, while isochruresic acid is an active abortifacient. The tannin content has an astringent effect.

According to some studies, juniper berries have chemicals that can decrease inflammation and release excess gas. It has been studied for its effectiveness in keeping bacterial and viral infections at bay. There is also some evidence that it has a diuretic effect. However, there is not enough evidence to show that it can actually be effective for upset stomach, heartburn, bloating, poor appetite, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, joint and muscle pain, and wounds. Its diuretic effect has been attributed to its compound terpinen-4-ol.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (32)Lavender is a shrub whose flowers and oils are used as a herbal remedy. It is a collective term for a variety of aromatic flower species related to mint. However, Lavandula angustifolia or common lavender is the most widely used species for herbal medicines. It is also known as Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula vera. It was called alhucema and ostokhodous in other languages. The name comes from the Latin word "lavare", which means to wash, since the herb was used in baths.

Growing lavender

Common lavender is a plant native to the western Mediterranean. It can grow to about five feet tall and produce pinkish-purple flowers that sit like spikes on bare slender leaf stalks. The term angustifolia refers to its very narrow leaves.

Lavender has been grown primarily for ornamental purposes. It has beautiful, fragrant flowers that can thrive even in poorly irrigated soil. It tolerates low temperatures and acid soils. It was used in ancient Egypt for its mummification process, while it is a bath additive in Persia, Greece, and Rome.

Profits of lavender

Lavender is a calming and calming herb for anxiety, insomnia, tensions, and depression. It has been prescribed for digestive problems such as bloating, lack of appetite, vomiting and nausea, flatulence, and stomach pain. The extracts were administered for aches and pains such as migraines, toothaches, sprains, joint pain, and even rubbed on sores and sores. It also benefits the skin as it can treat acne, hair loss and as an insect repellent. Some people add lavender to bath water to improve circulation and mental well-being or inhale it in aromatherapy for insomnia, anxiety, pain, and restlessness caused by dementia.

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In general, lavender is safe for most adults when taken in the usual amounts from food or in the amount indicated on the herbal supplement label. When taken orally, lavender can cause constipation, headache, and increased appetite. If applied directly to the skin, lavender can cause irritation.

Products containing lavender may not be safe for boys who have not reached puberty. The herb has a hormone-like effect on male hormones, which can cause abnormal breast growth known as gynecomastia. The effects of this product in girls have not been studied. Oral use is not recommended for children. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid using lavender as there are no studies showing its safety.

Lavender may slow nerve impulses in the central nervous system (CNS). When used in combination with anesthesia used in surgery, it can slow down the CNS and lead to a comatose state. If you can, stop using lavender at least two weeks before your scheduled surgery or dental procedure.

Lavender supplements can interact with medications that have a sedative effect. It can cause excessive sleepiness and drowsiness that can affect concentration and focus. Some medications to consider are phenobarbital, lorazepam, zolpidem, and other similar medications.

How for use lavender

The flowers and leaves are the parts of lavender that are used as medicinal herbs. They are expressed for their oil or used as an herbal tea. Lavender oil can be mixed with carrier oils and used for massage and aromatherapy. The flowers can be used in cooking and are one of the main ingredients in a mixture of French herbs known as herbs de Provence. Flower stalks have been used to deodorize the air.

For bald spots, a blend of lavender, rosemary, thyme, and cedarwood in jojoba and grapeseed oil as a base is massaged into the bald part of the scalp for two minutes and a warm towel is placed around the head to better absorption. Add two to four drops of lavender oil to two to three cups of boiling water. The vapors can be inhaled to relieve headaches, insomnia, or depression. One to four drops of lavender dissolved per tablespoon of almond or olive oil can be applied to the skin.

Studies them lavender

The volatile lavender oil gives it medicinal properties. The dried flowers will produce a pale yellow to colorless oil with a flower-like fragrance and a slightly bitter taste. It contains between seven and ten percent linalool and linalyl acetate, which is also found in bergamot oil. Other substances identified in the oil are cineole, pinene, limonene, geraniol and borneol with traces of tannins.

There is some evidence that lavender oil actually has a sedative effect that can provide targeted muscle relaxation. However, lavender tincture was unable to improve mild to moderate depression compared to imipramine. There is some data showing that rubbing two to three drops of lavender oil on the upper lip was able to decrease the intensity of migraine pain, nausea, and stop the spread of the headache.

Lavender is possibly effective for a hair loss condition known as alopecia areata. When combined with other oils like thyme, rosemary, and cedarwood, lavender oil can improve hair growth by approximately 44% after seven months of use. Preliminary research is developing to suggest that inhaling lavender oil, either through a bedside diffuser or through gauze, overnight may help people who suffer from mild insomnia.

There is conflicting data on whether lavender is beneficial for anxiety in people suffering from dementia. There is a study in which nightly use of the lavender diffuser for three weeks was able to reduce the incidence of agitation. In a separate study, continuous application of lavender soaked to a subject's shirt failed to decrease the incidence of arousal in people with advanced dementia. There is a study that showed that a mixture of 20% lavender with 80% grapeseed oil added to daily baths was able to improve positive well-being compared to grapeseed alone.

More evidence is needed to show that lavender is effective for colic, poor appetite, acne, cancer, and as an insect repellent.

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LemonChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (33)Lemon balm is an herb that is related to the mint family. It is known by its scientific name Melissa officinalis and has been called by its common name balsamic mint, dropsy, honey plant, sweet balm, or sweet Mary. The name comes from the leaves that give off a subtle lemon fragrance. The small, white, nectar-rich flowers attract many bees, and the Greek word for bee is Melissa.

Growing lemon balm

Lemon balm is a plant native to central-southern Europe and the Mediterranean. In North America, lemon balm has not been cultivated and grows primarily wild.

This herb can grow from two to four meters in height. It needs a little light and a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius to grow. It often occurs in groups and spreads rapidly. In mild climates, lemon balm stems die back in winter and regrow in spring.

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Lemon balm is often given for digestive problems such as stomach pain, bloating, gas, vomiting, and colic. It has also been used to treat mild to moderate pain, such as menstrual cramps, headaches, and toothaches. Its calming effects are believed to benefit mental conditions such as hysteria, melancholy, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, Alzheimer's disease, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some people afflicted with Graves' disease, wounds, tumors, and insect bites benefit from the use of lemon balm extracts. It has also been applied to cold sores.

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When taken as food, lemon balm is safe. If taken as an herbal medicine, lemon balm is likely to be safe in adults when taken in small amounts. Babies used it safely for a week, while children under 12 were able to use it for a month. Researchers used it for up to four months with no ill effects on test subjects. However, there is insufficient data on the safety of lemon balm when taken long term. To be safe, lactating mothers and pregnant women should avoid using lemon balm.

Consumed lemon balm can also cause some side effects, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath. When applied to the skin, there is one case of irritation and another report of recurring symptoms of cold sores. It should not be given to people with an underactive thyroid.

Lemon balm extracts may cause extreme drowsiness. It will interact with the medications used for surgery and cause extreme drowsiness. Stop using lemon balm two weeks before any scheduled surgery or dental procedure. Sedative drugs like clonazepam, phenobarbital, zolpidem, and other similar drugs can also become more potent when used with lemon balm.

How for use lemon balm

Some doses have been found to be effective in managing specific conditions. Traditionally, two to five grams of the leaves are steeped in 150 milliliters of boiling water to make a cup of lemon balm tea that is drunk as needed. It has also been steeped in wine to improve mood, heal wounds, and heal insect bites.

A three-milliliter dose of one part lemon balm extract standardized to one part 45 percent alcohol is given to people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. For those who want better sleep, a combination of 80 milligrams of lemon balm leaf extract and 160 milligrams of valerian root extract is administered three times a day for up to one month. Alternatively, the same children's formulation is also given, but once or twice a day.

For cases of mild to moderate dyspepsia, a combination of lemon balm and other herbs such as mint leaves, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, clown's mustard, celandine, angelica, and milk thistle was administered for one milliliter every eight hours for one month. For colicky infants, a dose of 97 milligrams of lemon balm combined with 164 milligrams of fennel and 178 milligrams of German chamomile is given twice daily for 7 days.

A cream or ointment containing one percent water-soluble freeze-dried lemon balm extract is applied every six to 12 hours to the cold sore. It can be administered at the beginning, from a few days to fifteen days after healing.

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Citronellal, geranial, linalyl acetate, and caryophyllene make up the distinctive flavor of lemon balm. There are components that are said to have calming and sedative effects. It also has a mild antiviral property.

The calming effects of lemon balm have been supported by some studies. A study on the effect of lemon balm in Alzheimer's patients was positive. A standardized lemon balm extract taken by mouth every day for four months was able to decrease anxiety and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. There is also data showing that lemon balm extract mixed with valerian can greatly improve sleep quality. Another study on lemon balm involved its effect on colicky breastfed babies. The clinical trial used a mixture of fennel, lemon balm and German chamomile every 12 hours for a week and was successful in reducing crying in babies compared to other colicky babies. There is other research on the effects of lemon balm on people suffering from dyspepsia. In this study, lemon balm is combined with peppermint, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, clown's mustard, celandine, angelica, and milk thistle. This formulation was able to relieve acid reflux, stomach pain and cramps, nausea and vomiting. Lemon balm is also effective even when applied locally on cold sores. A one percent concentration of lemon balm extract in the lip balm was able to cut healing time in half, stop the spread of infection, and lead to milder recurring cold sore symptoms.

Early data implied that one or two tablets of 80 milligrams of lemon balm leaf extract and 160 milligrams of valerian root extract given once or twice daily could decrease excitability in children under 12 years of age. Despite the potential of lemon balm, more evidence is needed for its claims that it can control restlessness in children with ADHD.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (34)Licorice is a root of the legume Glycyrrhiza glabra. The name can be written as licorice. It is also known by other names such as jethi-madh, kanzo, lakritze, mulathi, licorice, reglisse and sussholz. The name licorice comes from the Greek word glukurrhiza, which means sweet root. It has been used by both Eastern and Western traditional medicine to cure common ailments, although some of them may not have any scientific basis.

Growing licorice

Licorice is native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It can grow from three to seven feet tall, but its roots can branch extensively underground. Each root appears as a long, cylindrical, wrinkled, fibrous wood that appears brown on the outside but yellowish on the inside. It has small purple flowers that usually have pods growing from their leaflets. Licorice roots are often harvested in the fall of the fourth year. Roots and rhizomes are often exposed before being pulled out of the ground. Then it is washed, trimmed and classified.

Profits of licorice

Licorice has been given for digestive conditions such as peptic ulcers, heartburn, colic, food poisoning, and inflammation of the stomach lining. Traditionally, it has been prescribed for sore throats, bronchitis, tuberculosis, coughs, and upper respiratory tract infections caused by bacteria and viruses. People with osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), malaria, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have benefited from its healing properties. When applied topically, licorice is said to reduce the oiliness of hair.

It was combined with other herbs. With Asian ginseng and Chinese wax, it can make the adrenal glands work normally again, especially in people who have been taking corticosteroids for a long time. When added as an ingredient in shakuyaku-kanzo-to, it is believed to improve fertility in women suffering from PCOS. Another herbal combination with licorice claims to cure prostate cancer or eczema.

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When consumed in amounts normally found in food, licorice is generally safe. If used in amounts normally contained in herbal medicines for a limited period of time, licorice may be safe. Taking licorice for more than a month can cause harmful effects such as high blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, weakness, paralysis, or worse, brain damage in otherwise healthy people. For those who consume large amounts of dietary salt or have heart or kidney disease and high blood pressure, anything over five grams of licorice per day is lethal. It can also cause fatigue, headache, edema, low libido in men, or delayed menstruation in women.

Pregnant women should never consume licorice as it can lead to miscarriage or premature labor. Not much data is known about its safety in breastfeeding women, but to be on the safe side, stay away from licorice. People with certain conditions should also be careful when using licorice as an herbal medicine. It can worsen hypertensive episodes, increase the risk of intermittent heartbeats, exacerbate congestive heart failure, further harm those with potassium imbalances, and inflame hormone-sensitive conditions such as certain cancers, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis. It can also cause kidney disease and decreased male libido.

Licorice can interact with many medications, especially those used for heart disease and hypertensive conditions. It may also interact with corticosteroids, diuretics, antidepressants, insulin or other hypoglycemic medications, birth control pills, and laxatives, including those that need to be metabolized by the liver, such as celecoxib, fluvastatin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, and the like.

How for use licorice

Traditionally, licorice is taken as a tea. About one to four grams of powdered licorice root is steeped in 150 milliliters of boiling water to make a cup of tea three times a day. For those who can stand the taste, a dose of one to four grams of licorice root is given three times a day. A ratio of one part licorice to five parts alcohol tincture of two to five milliliters can be administered three times a day.

For stomach upset, an herbal combination containing licorice is administered in 20 drops every eight hours for one month. Alternatively, 760 to 1,520 milligrams of licorice supplement can be chewed after meals for about two to four months to improve ulcers. To relieve cough, 0.5 to one gram of powdered root can be taken every six to eight hours a day.

Topically, a 2% licorice gel has been found to relieve itching, swelling, and redness in eczema sufferers. Some slimming gels also contain licorice for localized fat reduction, but more data is needed to demonstrate its safety and efficacy.

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Licorice contains a variety of powerful compounds. Glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, glycyrrhizinate, liquiritin and glabridin are some of the components currently being studied for their properties.

When combined with other herbs such as mint leaves, German chamomile, caraway seeds, lemon balm, clown's mustard, celandine, angelica, and milk thistle, licorice is effective in reducing the frequency of heartburn. One dose taken over a month was able to reduce acid reflux and the accompanying pain, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.

Some data has been provided that the demulcent effect of licorice may actually speed the healing of stomach ulcers. There is also preliminary research showing that licorice and peony may reduce muscle cramps in people with liver disease and on hemodialysis. In a separate study, chemicals in licorice were shown to be effective in treating hepatitis B and hepatitis C when administered intravenously. However, more people need to be involved in the study to provide sufficient evidence of licorice's effectiveness for such conditions.

Conflicting evidence has been presented regarding claims that licorice can help with weight management. There is evidence that licorice extracts can reduce body fat. However, the herb also causes unavoidable water retention, so weight loss may not be noticeable. Other conflicting data also implicated the effect of licorice in the treatment of eczema.

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BreastChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (35)Ma huang is a shrub native to China. Although ma huang is a collective term used by the Chinese for all other ephedra species, the most abundant is known by its scientific name Ephedra sinica, but some people call it ephedra, yellow horse, sea grape, herbal ecstasy, or weed. of the desert. . The entire plant is used medicinally and contains a powerful chemical known as ephedrine, which has a variety of uses. Another species of ma huang known as American ephedrine (Ephedra geradiana) was used by Native Americans for tea.

Growing breast Huang

Ma huang is an evergreen shrub that can reach about five feet in height. The plant grows on sandy beaches and in temperate climates. It has almost no leaves, but has slender, tubular, yellowish-green branches and underground runners. The leaves appear from December to January, while the flowers bloom from May to June. The flowers produce fleshy, berry-like cones in August. For herbalists, the young stems and small twigs are the parts used for herbal medication. Compared to other related plants in the same genus, ma huang is rich in alkaloids that are chemically similar to amphetamines.

Ma huang is usually grown from seed as soon as it matures. It can be grown in spring or autumn, although indoors in sandy compost. Seedlings are transplanted as soon as they grow large enough for the first winter in the greenhouse. They can then be grown outdoors in early summer in well-draining loamy soil and in direct sunlight.

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Due to its ephedrine content, ma huang has had a variety of benefits as an herbal medicine. The extracts have been used to control obesity and improve athletic performance. Some people have taken it for respiratory allergies, nasal congestion, and the flu. It has been given for fever, chills, headache, bone and joint pain, and as a diuretic for people with edema. Ma huang has been prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine for over five millennia as an important treatment for asthma and bronchitis.

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Ma huang has been banned in the United States due to some safety concerns since April 2004. It has also been banned by major athletic organizations as one of the anti-doping supplements used by athletes to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors.

Use of ma huang may cause dizziness, excitability, anxiety, pounding heartbeat, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. However, there are more serious side effects that this herb is capable of. High blood pressure, heart attacks, seizures, strokes, irregular heartbeats, unconsciousness, muscle disorders, and worse, death even in healthy people. These are seen in people who use abnormally high doses of ma huang or who have been using it for a long time. It can also manifest when ma huang is combined with other stimulating herbs such as coffee, tea, kola nut, guarana, and mate.

People with certain conditions should not use ma huang. Pregnant and lactating women should never use ma huang. Other medical conditions that you should not use ma huang or any of its extracts are angina, arrhythmia, anxiety, diabetes, essential tremors, hypertension, kidney stones, glaucoma, seizures, and pheochromocytoma.

Many drugs interact with ma huang. Medications that cause irregular heartbeat and stimulate the nervous system will definitely interact with this herb and trigger a heart attack, hypertensive crisis, or make you more anxious than usual. Some medications to consider are amiodarone, disopyramide, quinidine, thioridazine, epinephrine, and many other similar medications.

How for use breast Huang

Ma huang is used differently in traditional Chinese medicine and in Western medicine. There is no standard dosage for ma huang, but you should follow everything on the package label or at least under the supervision of a health professional. Standardized extracts are often sold as tinctures, pills, or capsules that can provide a reliable dose of the herb.

The recommended dose for ma huang is not more than 100 milligrams per day and not more than two weeks. However, some people may find 100 milligrams a day too high. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has recommended that ma huang be taken in doses of no more than eight milligrams per dose and no more than every six hours, not to exceed a total dose of 24 milligrams of Ma Huang. per day.

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Ma huang contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine alkaloids that stimulate the heart, lungs, and nervous system. The alkaloid was discovered by Chinese researchers in 1924, where synthetic versions were finally made by Merck Pharmaceuticals two years later. Ephedrine is a salt that occurs as shiny, white crystals that dissolve easily in water.

Its effects are similar to those of adrenaline, the body's biochemical stimulant to the sympathetic nerves. Because of this, many manufacturers claim it for a variety of uses. Unfortunately, there isn't enough evidence of ma huang's effectiveness in improving athletic performance, keeping allergies at bay, clearing nasal congestion, or even lowering fevers.

There is compelling evidence that ma huang can produce modest weight loss when combined with exercise and a low-fat diet. He was able to produce a consistent weight loss of 0.9 kg per month for about six months. It is not known if it continues to produce weight loss beyond this period. When combined with other herbs like kola nut and willow bark, ma huang can also cause similar weight loss.

A commercial supplement containing ma huang, guarana and other supplements was able to reduce weight by 2.7 kg in two months. Another combination of 90 milligrams of ma huang with 192 milligrams of kola nut was able to shed 5.3 kilograms in six months. However, the results have also shown that it can produce devastating side effects, even in normally healthy people who follow the instructions carefully. The herb can cause small changes in blood pressure and heart rate.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (36)The marshmallow is a plant whose leaves and roots produce abundant mucilage that has been used as phytotherapy. Its scientific name is Althea officinalis and it has been called by other common names such as fennel, wymote, mortification root, wild duck, marshmallow, and guimauve.

Growing malvavisco

The marshmallow plant originally flourished in salt-rich boggy soils, in wet meadows, alongside ditches, by the sea, and on the banks of tidal rivers. It has even adapted to wet, virgin soils. It is found growing in southern and western Europe, western Asia, and the northeastern part of North America.

The marshmallow is grown from its seeds, which are sown in spring or by cuttings. As soon as the roots appear in the fall, they are carefully divided and replanted. They are grown at least three feet apart and do best in moist soil, often near ditches and streams. The leaves are often harvested in August, before the flowers bloom.

The marshmallow has straight, fleshy stems that grow between a meter and a meter. The leaves grow from short stalks and have toothed, jagged margins. The stems and leaves are covered in soft, silky hair. The flowers have five white petals tinged with red. It has whitish-yellow roots that are often long and narrow with a tough yet flexible exterior. The entire plant is rich in tasteless mucilage.

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Marshmallow was prescribed for any pain or swelling of the membranes lining the respiratory tract. It has benefited people suffering from a dry cough, inflamed stomach lining, peptic ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and even those with kidney stones. Marshmallow leaves and roots have been applied directly to skin abscesses and ulcers, and even as a poultice for inflamed, burned, insect-bitten, or injured skin. It also acts as a flavoring ingredient in foods.

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Marshmallow is generally safe for most people taken by mouth or when applied directly to the skin. For some people, it can cause a big drop in blood sugar levels. This concern about marshmallow's ability to lower blood sugar extends to diabetics who are considering using this herbal medicine. Blood sugar levels must be checked regularly to avoid dangerously low blood sugar levels in the body.

If possible, marshmallow supplements should be discontinued at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery or dental procedure so that they do not interfere with blood sugar control during and after the procedure.

Although there is little evidence for the safety of marshmallow in pregnant and lactating women, tea made from marshmallow has been used to stimulate the flow of breast milk. However, most supplements contain herbs other than marshmallow that may not be good for pregnant and lactating women. Check the label or opt for whole marshmallow tea.

Some medications can interact with marshmallow. In addition to antidiabetic medication, which should be monitored or changed by your doctor, it can also affect lithium-containing medications. The plant has an inherent diuretic effect that can affect how quickly the body can rid itself of lithium from its circulation.

With marshmallow, lithium tends to stay in the body longer and can cause serious side effects. Its mucilage content can also affect how much of the drug your body can absorb by mouth. It can decrease the effectiveness of some medicines. It can be avoided by taking marshmallows one hour after taking oral medications.

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Marshmallow often conjures up images of puffy candy, but it's a real plant. This variety has been used for more than two millennia as food and medicine by the Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, and Syrians. The Arabs have been transforming its leaves into poultices for skin inflammations. The roots and leaves contain a mucilage that forms a soft gel when mixed with water.

The early Romans ate the marshmallow as an edible vegetable. Syrians boil the roots and then sauté them with onion and butter, especially when food is scarce. The French eat the young shoots and young leaves raw, mixing them into their spring salad for their stimulating effect on the kidneys. The English used the mucilage for their pastry, which is an emollient that relieves coughs and hoarseness. When cooked, the leaves can thicken a soup or be used as a vegetable.

Boiling water can replace egg whites when making meringues. Teas are often made with flowers. The dried root is often given to teething children, which helps soften the gums for tooth eruption and relieve pain associated with it. Mucilage has also been used on the skin to soften it. It can also be applied to open wounds, cuts, abrasions and minor burns for immediate relief. An ointment containing marshmallow root mucilage is applied to boils and abscesses.

Dried marshmallow leaves have been used in poultices, teas, infusions, fluid extracts, and tinctures. The roots are often sold dried, peeled or not, and mixed into extracts, tinctures, capsules, syrups, and even salves and creams. The dosage of marshmallow generally depends on the type of formulation it is in.

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Marshmallow root is the richest source of mucilage at 25 to 35 percent. However, the amount of purified mucilaginous polysaccharides is less. The mucilage content generally depends on the season, being more abundant in winter. The standardized mucilage will contain rhamnose, galactose, galacturonic acid, and glucuronic acid. The root also contains asparagine, some sugars, pectin, and tannins. The flowers, leaves and roots also contain glycosides.

Marshmallow is rich in mucilage that can form a protective layer on the skin and digestive tract. It also has some active components that relieve cough and heal wounds quickly. There is not enough evidence for the effectiveness of marshmallow in helping conditions such as skin problems, problems with bowel movement, peptic and intestinal ulcers, dry cough, and local irritation of the oral cavity.

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LegendChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (37)Milk thistle is a flowering herb that belongs to a group of thistles that are considered weeds. However, Silybum marianum is a very valuable herbal medicine for liver and gallbladder conditions and its ability to reduce mortality from mushroom poisoning. It has been called by many names: bull thistle, Scotch thistle, blessed thistle, lady's milk, silibinin, and silymarin. The name comes from the milky sap that comes out of the leaves when they are crushed.

Growing leite cards

Milk thistle is an herb native to the Mediterranean, but is now cultivated all over the world. The plant spreads quickly and can be harvested in less than a year. It has been used for over two millennia as a traditional cure for disorders of the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder.

This type of thistle is the most medicinally valuable. It grows tall and slender with spiny stems that branch at the top. It can grow up to about five to 10 meters tall. The broad leaves are wavy and spiny on the margin with a deep, glossy green accented with milky-white veining. The flower heads are reddish-purple and ridged with sharp spines. It flowers from June to August in the northern hemisphere or from December to February in the southern hemisphere. Eventually it produces small, shiny fruits with brown spots and a hard shell. The plant prefers to grow in dry and sunny areas.

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Traditionally, milk thistle is believed to stimulate the flow of breast milk in lactating women. It was prescribed for diseases of the liver, spleen and gallbladder. In addition to passing gallstones, it is also considered dropsy. It also acts as an emollient for those who suffer from inflammation of the lining of the lungs and slimy phlegm. The young and tender plant, when eaten, is reputed to be a blood cleanser. Some people claim that milk thistle can reduce bad cholesterol levels in the circulation, reduce the growth of certain types of cancer such as breast, cervix, and prostate.

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Milk thistle is generally safe for most people. Many studies have shown that it can be used safely for up to 41 months. However, it can have a laxative effect. Other less common side effects reported are nausea, indigestion, gas, bloating, and poor appetite.

Taking milk thistle can also trigger allergic reactions in people who are also allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other similar plants. People with estrogen-sensitive conditions should also be careful with milk thistle, as it can worsen endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the breast, uterus, and ovaries.

Because milk thistle can interact with the liver, many medications can interact with it. Drugs that need to be metabolized by the liver, such as diazepam, celecoxib, irbesartan, phenytoin, tamoxifen, torsemide, ketoconazole, fexodenadine, and similar drugs, may have a greater effect while increasing the risk of side effects. Medications that contain estrogen, such as estradiol, birth control pills, and the like, will lessen their effects. Also, cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, rosuvastatin, and the like may have erratic effects when taken with milk thistle.

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Milk thistle stalks are edible, as well as tasty and nutrient-dense. The young leaves can also be eaten in salads. Shoots cut near the roots along with some parts of the stem can be boiled and taste comparable to cabbage or baked to make pies. The roots are eaten similar to salsify or roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

Products containing milk thistle should be between 70 and 80 percent silymarin. These are often made from seeds. Commercially prepared milk thistle supplements are sold as tinctures, liquid extracts, or capsules containing 120 to 140 milligrams of silymarin. Newer preparations may contain a complex made from phosphatidylcholine, as it is easily absorbed by the body. Phosphatidylcholine helps silymarin easily bind to the cell membrane and keep toxins out of cells, especially those in the liver. Supplements containing only silibinin are given in doses of 240 milligrams twice daily for active chronic hepatitis. For diabetes, a dose of 200 milligrams of silymarin is administered every eight hours.

There is no standard dosage when using milk thistle as a supplement. However, there are some doses that have been used in scientific research. Thistle extract containing 140 milligrams of silymarin is administered every eight hours for allergic rhinitis. For mild to moderate cases of dyspepsia, there is a supplement containing milk thistle in combination with other herbs that can be taken as 20 drops three times a day. In clinical trials, a 13-gram dose of silibinin is usually given in divided doses for mushroom poisoning. Children were also administered at a dose of 5.1 milligrams of silibinin per kilogram of weight per day.

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Milk thistle seeds have been studied for their potential to protect liver cells from toxic chemicals and drugs. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Milk thistle is a plant that has estrogen-like effects. Silymarin is the main active ingredient in milk thistle. Chemically, silymarin is a group of flavonoids composed of silibinin, silidianin, silidianin, silycristin, and taxifolin.

Milk thistle has been found to be effective in lowering blood sugar in people with type II diabetes. When combined with other herbs, it can relieve dyspepsia. There is data showing that milk thistle supplements are beneficial for people with chronic liver disease caused by viral infections or alcohol abuse and cirrhosis. There is potential for using milk thistle for diabetes and liver damage caused by other drugs or toxins in humans, but there is very little data to support this.

However, there is not enough evidence whether milk thistle is really effective for conditions of the gallbladder or spleen. There is also very little data available on its effectiveness for lung inflammation, malaria, menstrual problems, and as an antidote to mushroom poisoning.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (38)Mullein is a hairy wildflower known for its antimicrobial, expectorant, analgesic, and moisturizing properties. Its scientific name is mullein Verbascum thapsus and it is sometimes called common mullein. It has also been called by other names such as candle flower and beggar's blanket.

Growing verbasco

Mullein is a plant native to Europe, as well as parts of North Africa and Asia. The herb was introduced to the Americas and Australia. It is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soils, but does best in full sun. It has been considered a weed by some countries as it spreads rapidly through its prolific seeds. It is not cultivated.

Mullein has small yellow flowers that are clustered on a tall stem that is surrounded by a rosette of leaves at its base. The blue-green rosette appears in its first year of growth, and the following year the single, straight stem emerges. The five-petaled flowers are arranged alternately along the stems. It blooms from June to September. Eventually it produces a capsule containing numerous brown seeds. These seeds are very fertile and can be stored for years.

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Mullein is a folk remedy for any condition associated with coughs, aches, and skin problems. It is given for whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, allergies, asthma, colds, and sore throats. Agonizing ailments such as earaches, tonsillitis, colic, migraine, rheumatism, and gout seem to benefit from mullein. It has also been applied to wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, and skin infections to heal and protect the skin. Other people have used barbasco preparations as sedatives and diuretics.

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No side effects or toxic reactions have been identified in the use of mullein as an herbal medicine. However, pregnant and lactating women are advised to stay away from this herb until safety is established. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified mullein as GRAS or generally recognized as safe.

Mullein seeds contain rotenone, a toxic chemical. It has been used as a fish poison by those who spear fish. For people using fresh mullein, make sure there are no seeds in the flowers. A safer alternative is to use sheets. When using mullein oil, you should first check if your eardrums are perforated or not before using the product.

How for use verbasco

The flowers, leaves, and roots of the mullein have been used for herbal medicine. These yellow flowers have been used as a hair dye. The roots were often boiled and given for croup or colds. The leaves were applied to the skin to keep it soft and protected. The flower oil is made by macerating the flowers in olive oil in a closed jar and placed near the fire or exposed to the sun for 21 days, which can be applied to earaches, eczema and frostbite on the skin. Various preparations were made from mullein. It has already been eaten, applied locally to the skin, or even smoked.

There is no standard dosage for mullein supplements, but the usual dosage is three to four grams per day, sometimes in divided doses. Mullein tea is made by adding one to two teaspoons of the dried flowers and leaves to a cup of boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes and drain before drinking. The tea can be consumed regularly as it is rich in B vitamins, choline, hesperidin, and minerals such as magnesium and sulfur. An alcoholic tincture of fresh mullein in eight to 10 drops in cold water is given for migraine or chronic headaches. It can be a bit more bitter than tea, but it doesn't have irritating leaf hairs. The long tap root can be used for urinary tract problems.

Prepackaged mullein oil for earaches should be brought to room temperature before dripping into the ear canal. The oil has also been used for wounds, eczema, boils, and chilblains. A poultice of the leaves has been used for hemorrhoids. The preserved flowers have been used for ringworm, while a root infusion has been used for athlete's foot. Rubbing mullein juice or dried powdered roots on warts is believed to be effective. A wash made from the flowers can be used as a disinfectant for minor wounds and abrasions.

Native American Indians smoked the leaves for lung problems. The leaves are dried and mixed with other herbs such as coltsfoot or jimson weed.

Studies them verbasco

The mucilaginous herb is bitter and cooling, which has been used to soothe tissues. It is rich in saponins, mucilages, iridoid glycosides, flavonoids and phenolic acids. Verbascosaponin, aucubin and catalpol are some of the active ingredients identified in mullein. The mucilage helps loosen phlegm and soothe mucous membranes. Iridoid glycosides have been identified to combat inflammation. The flowers contain gum, resins, yellow and green dyes, fats, glycosides, a little sugar and trace minerals. The green part of mullein is believed to contain some coumarin derivatives that may have an anticoagulant effect.

Mullein contains substances that are antiviral and antibacterial in respiratory conditions. When the extracts are examined, they have been shown to kill viruses on contact, a property that may be helpful for people suffering from the flu. However, the research is quite limited to show that it can fight viral infections in general.

There are double-blind studies in children with middle ear infection that studied the effect of a standard amethocaine and phenazone-based earache anesthetic compared to an herbal mixture of mullein, garlic, St. John's wort, and calendula. The data showed that both were equally effective in controlling pain. The study has been criticized for the lack of a placebo group, so more studies are needed to validate its results.

There is very little data that can show the effectiveness of mullein for the conditions for which it is traditionally used. Anecdotal evidence has shown that combining mullein with herbs of similar properties, such as lemongrass, marshmallow, elecampane, or cherry, is more effective than taking it alone.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (39)Myrrh is a resin from small thorny trees related to frankincense or it can also refer to an unrelated herb known as cicely, whose scientific name is Myrrhis odorata. However, myrrh resin is a valuable herbal medicine that has been worth its weight in gold since ancient times.

The myrrh oleoresin comes from a cut in the bark that penetrates the albura. Generally, it is harvested from Commiphora myrrha, also known as African myrrh, myrrh gum, mo yao, opopanax, bol and didin. The term comes from the Aramaic "murr", which means bitter. Traditionally, it is used as incense and perfume.

Growing myrrh

The small, spiky trees that myrrh comes from can grow to about ten feet tall and are native to Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, and southern Arabia. Myrrh comes from natural cracks in the trunk or artificial cracks made for harvesting. It is often harvested during the summer and the oil is often extracted by steam distillation. Trees where myrrh is harvested have gnarled branches that have smaller, right-angled branches with terminal tips. Its leaves are trifoliate, but small and oval. The flowers are small and white.

Profits of myrrh

Myrrh has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for its purported beneficial effects on the heart, liver, and spleen meridians, as well as its ability to stimulate stagnant circulation in the uterus. It has been recommended for rheumatism, arthritis, circulatory problems and gynecological problems. Middle Eastern medicine gave it to wounds and infections. Ayurvedic and Unani medicine have long incorporated myrrh for its tonic and rejuvenating properties. Western medicine has long recognized the antiseptic and analgesic properties of myrrh.

Myrrh benefits people suffering from dyspepsia, stomach ulcers, arthritis, and respiratory problems such as colds, coughs, or asthma. Some claim that it is also an effective stimulant for menstrual flow and even for diseases such as leprosy, syphilis, and cancer. Topically, it can relieve all kinds of oral problems characterized by pain and swelling. It has also been applied to hemorrhoids, bedsores, boils, wounds, and scrapes.

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When used in small amounts, myrrh appears to be safe for most people. When applied directly to the skin, it can cause a rash or diarrhea if swallowed. Doses greater than two to four grams caused kidney irritation and problems with irregular heartbeat.

Myrrh is not safe for pregnant women, as it can stimulate the uterus and cause a miscarriage. While there are no data on the safety of myrrh for breastfeeding women, please stay safe and avoid using it. Women who suffer from uterine bleeding should avoid using this supplement as it can make bleeding worse. It can also interact with the effectiveness of warfarin, which can increase the risk of bleeding.

Diabetic patients should also be wary of its property of lowering blood sugar levels. Control blood sugar levels when using myrrh with antidiabetic medications. This is also a big concern for anyone who is scheduled for surgery and a medical or dental procedure. Stop using myrrh two weeks before the indicated surgery or procedure. Anti-diabetic drugs such as glyburide, insulin, pioglitazone, tolbutamide, and the like will lower blood sugar to dangerously low levels.

People with heart conditions and systemic inflammation should not use myrrh. In large amounts, myrrh can worsen conditions.

How for use myrrh

Tinctures made from myrrh are not diluted. These are often painted on or applied to the affected areas two to three times a day. Mouthwashes can be given as five to 10 drops in a glass of water, while gargles use about 1.5 to 3 milliliters of the tincture in a glass of water. Dental powders are often standardized to contain 10 percent resin.

Teas made from myrrh are given in one to two teaspoons of powdered resin for every cup of boiling water. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and drink every eight hours. Alternatively, a typical dose of one gram of myrrh is taken three times a day.

The European Medicines Agency has recognized the traditional use of myrrh as a treatment for mouth ulcers and gum infections and for the treatment of minor wounds and boils. All these indications refer to the antiseptic and astringent properties of myrrh. In the United States, myrrh is recognized as a natural flavoring substance for foods and the tincture as an astringent in oral health products.

Studies them myrrh

Myrrh gum is a sap that comes from trees and can be seen as a transparent yellow wax that eventually coagulates and becomes hard and shiny with white streaks the longer it is stored. Its volatile oil contains sesquiterpenes, sterols, and steroids. The gum part of the resin is abundant in polysaccharides and proteins. Its furanosesquiterpenes have been identified for the characteristic smell of myrrh, as well as for its antiseptic and hypoglycemic effects. There are two other sesquiterpenes that have managed to demonstrate their activity on opioid receptors in the nervous system, which validates their analgesic effect.

Myrrh may be a potential agent for the management and treatment of schistosomiasis and fascioliasis. However, further studies are underway to test its apparent effects on infestations. Human subjects infected with various schistosomes demonstrated that myrrh could deliver the parasites to the liver, where they eventually underwent phagocytosis. The similar mechanism was also observed for those affected with fascioliasis. However, large-scale studies have yet to demonstrate its efficacy for this infestation.

Another clinical study involved comparing herbal toothpaste with myrrh and conventional commercial toothpaste. According to the double-blind randomized controlled trial, herbal toothpaste containing myrrh was as effective as regular toothpaste in keeping gingival and periodontal infections under control.

Most of the studies done on myrrh for its purported potency and indications have primarily involved animals. Other data on its effects in humans are mainly based on case reports and in vitro studies which are limited and need to be further investigated.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (40)Nettle is a collective term for plants of the genus Urtica. The most popular of all nettles in this group is the common nettle, also known by its scientific name Urtica dioica. The common nettle has also been called nettle, gerrals, isirgan, kazink, and devil's leaf. This plant is known for its hairy leaves and stems that inject chemicals like histamine, serotonin, and choline to produce a burning sensation on contact. Despite its infamy, the nettle has been used as food and medicine.

Growing back

The common nettle is found in temperate Europe and Asia, as well as in parts of South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the Andes.

Nettle has dark green, heart-shaped, finely toothed leaves with a sharp point. It has green flowers that grow in long, branched clusters and look different depending on the sex. The flowers bloom from June to September. Nettle fruits appear as small oval seeds that are small and slightly tan in color. The stems typically grow two to three feet. The roots are creeping and very prolific, making the nettle very spreading and difficult to control. The entire plant is covered with stinging hairs.

Profits of back

Traditionally, nettle has been used as a supplement for arthritis. Native Americans used nettle tea to ease labor and help stimulate the flow of breast milk in lactating women. Its irritating effects provided temporary relief from rheumatism. They gave him nettle juice for insect bites and stings. European herbalists prescribed nettle tea for lung disorders.

Modern herbalists have recognized the benefit of nettle root extract for people with an enlarged prostate and for removing stones in the urinary tract. It is an effective diuretic and has also been given for inflammation of the joints and prostate, high blood pressure, and allergic rhinitis.

Nettle extracts have also been applied as a natural herbal anti-dandruff treatment for baldness and to prevent hair from becoming too greasy.

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In general, nettle leaves are generally safe because they have been used for a long time. Nettle roots have undergone safety studies in Germany and no adverse reactions have been reported. There has been concern that nettle may interact with prescription medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation, and sedation. However, it has yet to be determined.

There is concern that nettle extracts could affect pregnant and lactating women because it has been used to induce miscarriages. However, many cultures have used nettle leaf tea for these women.

How for use back

The common nettle has long been eaten as food. Its flavor has been compared to that of spinach and cucumber. It is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium. The tips were harvested by Native American Indians as a vegetable when food was scarce. It has been used as a soup in Europe and cooked with spices in India.

The dosage of nettle is variable and largely depends on the instructions on the label. Some commercial nettle root preparations have a standardized content of scopoletin, although it has not yet been recognized as an active ingredient. Nettle infusions have been used for anemia, heavy menstruation, and skin problems.

The juice of nettle roots or leaves is mixed with honey or sugar for asthmatics. Dried nettle leaves can be burned and inhaled to have the same bronchodilatory effect. Nettle root tea can be given to those suffering from edema or as a mild diuretic. The seeds and flowers are soaked in wine for fevers. Powdered seeds are given for goiter and for weight loss. Eating nettle seeds is used as an antidote for hemlock, henbane and belladonna poisoning.

The tips of the young nettles are boiled in a liter of water for two hours and finally filtered and bottled when cool. This preparation is often applied topically for a healthy scalp. Another alternative is to boil the whole plant in vinegar and water and strain it before using it. To stimulate the growth of the hair follicle, nettle juice is used.

For allergies such as hay fever, a dose of 300 milligrams of freeze-dried nettle leaf given twice daily is considered effective. For BPH, 360 milligrams of aqueous extracts of nettle root are given daily in divided doses for six months. Alternatively, 600 to 1,200 milligrams of alcohol-based nettle root extract is given daily for six to nine weeks for BPH. According to most manufacturers, nettle supplements need to be taken for a month before their effects are apparent.

Studies them back

Formic acid, mucilage, mineral salts, ammonia and carbonic acid have been found in fresh nettles. The formic acid, its phosphate content and the touch of iron made nettle a valuable food medicine.

There are studies from the late 1990s that looked at common nettle's ability to inhibit inflammatory chemicals like cytokines. According to their data, nettle leaf flowers were able to decrease alpha levels of tumor necrotic factor (TNF). It does this by blocking the transcription factor in the genes that activate its production in the synovial lining of the joints. It showed potential for the treatment of inflamed joints.

Nettle root extracts have undergone clinical studies for their beneficial effects on the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The extracts have been shown to be better than placebo, even when given alone or in combination with other herbs. Freeze-dried nettle leaf extracts have shown some potential as a treatment for hay fever, according to a preliminary double-blind study. There is also a small double-blind study that applied nettle leaves to painful joints and found that it alleviates symptoms.

The safety of nettle extracts has been studied due to its side effects. The study involved more than 4,000 people who took 600 to 1,200 milligrams of nettle root extract every day for about half a year. Less than 1 percent complained of gastrointestinal problems, while about 0.19 percent had a rash outbreak.

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PassionChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (41)Passion flower is a flowering vine of the hardy and familiar wildflower of the southeastern United States. Its scientific name is Passiflora incarnata and it has been called by its other common names such as passion fruit, may pop, water lemon, wild apricot and wild passion fruit. In other languages, it is known as fleishfarbige, passion fruit, and crown of Christ.

Growing passion Flor

The passion flower was found while Spanish colonists were roaming Peru in 1569. They thought the physical appearance of the flowers was reminiscent of the passion of Christ and a sign of coming from above to dominate the country. Passion flowers are believed to display certain characteristics of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Meanwhile, the natives of Peru already use the plant as a calming sedative and mild pain reliever. Europeans ended up using it as a folk remedy and digestive aid. Extracts were prescribed for anxiety and nervousness.

Passion flower stems are smooth, long, and full of tendrils. The leaves are palm-like and have lobed margins with glands at the base of the leaf blade. Its flowers have five bluish-white petals with a purple and white ring between their petals and stamens. It usually blooms in July. The passion flower has a fleshy berry, known to some people as mayonnaise, that is about the size of a chicken egg. Initially it looks green and turns orange as it matures. Its yellow pulp is sweet and edible.

Profits of passion Flor

Whether fresh or dried, passion flower is a popular herbal remedy for managing anxiety and insomnia. The extract is believed to improve the quality of sleep. It has also been administered to people who suffer from poor digestion due to irritability or nervousness. It has also shown potential to control symptoms associated with narcotic withdrawal.

While the popular claim to passion flower is primarily for its sedative benefits, some people take it for other related conditions. Seizures, panic attacks, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness, irritability, tremors, and irregular heartbeat have all benefited from its use. It has also been given for asthma, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and to relieve menopausal symptoms and muscle pain. Passion flower has also been applied locally for hemorrhoids, burns, and local swelling.

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When ingested in amounts normally found in food, passion flower is generally safe. May not be toxic if used for less than one month. When ingested in significant amounts found in medications, passion flower is not safe. It should never be given to pregnant women because it can stimulate the uterus and cause a miscarriage. The chemicals found in passion flower can also intensify the expected effects of anesthesia and other similar medications that can produce sedative effects. Stop taking passion fruit at least two weeks before any scheduled surgery, dental or medical procedure.

People have reported side effects when using passion flower extracts. Dizziness, disorientation, irregularly rapid heartbeat, poor muscle coordination, and dilated blood vessels are some of the side effects commonly experienced by people taking the herb. Other people also reported feeling nauseated, drowsy, and having irregular heart rates and rhythms.

Passion flower may also interact with other medications and herbal supplements. May increase the potency of drugs that can depress the nervous system. With phenobarbital, clonazepam, zolpidem, and other similar drugs, passion flower can cause unusual excessive sleepiness. Herbs such as calamus, hops, catnip, kava, valerian, California poppy, skullcap, St. John's wort, and other similar plants can also cause excessively sedative effects when combined with the herb.

Passion flower has been sold over the counter since it was approved for sale to consumers as an herbal sleeping pill and herbal sedative in the United States. However, the product was withdrawn because there is insufficient evidence of its efficacy and safety. It is still listed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

How for use passion Flor

Passion flower has been combined with other herbs such as hops, valerian, skullcap, kava, and German chamomile as an herbal sedative. In 1985, the German Commission E officially approved the use of passion flower as a treatment for nervous problems.

The traditional use of the passion flower is to drink a cup of tea three times a day. The tea is made by steeping a tablespoon of the dried leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. For anxiety disorders, passion fruit liquid extract is administered as 15 drops three times a day. The tablet formulation containing passion flower is administered at the rate of 30 milligrams every eight hours. For muscle strains, a dose of 30 to 60 drops of liquid extract is administered twice a day or even every three hours, depending on the body's response. If you are using liquid passion flower extract to control withdrawal symptoms associated with narcotics, a dose of 15 drops is administered with 0.2 milligrams of clonidine every six hours. The typical dose is between four and eight grams, but it is not recommended.

Studies them passion Flor

The active ingredient of the passion flower is not yet known. The harman and harmaline alkaloids found in its extracts have been found to have similar properties to the body's monoamine oxidase inhibitors and may also stimulate uterine contractions. It is not known whether the entire plant also has this property. Another component known as passionflower has been compared to the effects seen in morphine.

A month-long double-blind study involved 36 anxious subjects. Its objective is to compare the effects of passion fruit with the medical protocol of oxazepam. What the data revealed was that the effects of oxazepam were seen for a shorter period of time, but in the end, passion flower is just as effective. Although its effects may take time to manifest, the herb has a great advantage over oxazepam in that it does not cause side effects that affect the subject's work performance.

Another double-blind trial enrolled 65 opioid-dependent men. The study consisted of comparing the effect of passion flower with clonidine versus clonidine alone. Clonidine has been given for narcotic withdrawal, but cannot control emotional symptoms such as drug cravings, anxiety, irritability, and depression. At the end of the study, the use of passion fruit and clonidine was able to alleviate these symptoms compared to clonidine alone.


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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (42)Mint is a type of minty herb native to Europe. It is a member of the mint family that was cultivated for its volatile oil, used as a flavoring and herbal medicine. Its scientific name is Mentha piperita. It has been called bo he, menthe verte and sentebon.

Growing pepper mint

Peppermint is a hybrid produced by crossing water mint and peppermint. It often grows in wet, moist places that are often undisturbed. It was used by the Greeks and the Romans for their sauces and wines. The Egyptians cultivated it and it was found in the pharmacopoeia of Iceland in the 13th century. Western Europe used it as an herbal remedy in the 18th century.

Mint leaves are short with conspicuous stems about 5 cm long and 0.75-1.5 cm wide. Leaf margins are toothed but have a smooth surface. There is light feathering on the main ribs and on the lower ribs. Its purplish-green stems can be two to four feet tall. The mint flowers are often reddish-purple in color and are spirally grouped in the axils of the upper leaf ends. It has no seed. The whole plant has a characteristic odor caused by the volatile oil found in its parts.

Mint plants thrive in warm, moist, rich soil that can retain moisture and drain. The plant's runners are often dug up in early spring, usually in April and May, and then placed in shallow channels of rich soil. It is continuously weeded and fed until it blooms in the summer. When it reaches a height of about ten centimeters, they are transferred to new batches until they grow alone, branching runners after runners. It is then harvested by hand and distilled into straw while the runners are plowed and fertilized before the onset of winter.

Profits of pepper mint

Peppermint is a certified antispasmodic that relieves pain caused by spasms in the digestive tract. It was prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and it improves the movement of bile in the body. The menthol component of the herb has been used for respiratory problems for its decongestant effect. It is also applied to the skin for its cooling and warming action to relieve pain. It can also be given for painful menstruation, sore throat, and inflamed oral cavity.

What for vea For for

When used as a spice or flavoring, mint is classified as generally recognized as safe (GRAS). However, when used as an herbal remedy, peppermint can cause adverse reactions. However, peppermint oil was banned as an over-the-counter digestive aid in the 1990s because its effectiveness was unproven. Today, mint is sold as a dietary supplement.

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or even active gastric ulcers should avoid peppermint oil because it can reduce esophageal sphincter pressure. It should never be applied directly to the face, especially under the nose of a child or baby. Children over the age of eight can be given mint as it is probably safe. It can cause allergies such as redness, headaches, and dermatitis. Pregnant women should not use it due to its reported emmenagogue effects and may cause miscarriage or premature labor.

Peppermint oil may interact with the metabolism of drugs, especially those that pass through the liver, such as felodipine and simvastatin. Caffeine absorption may also be decreased, while the effects of cyclosporine may also be decreased in people who drink peppermint tea.

How for use pepper mint

Peppermint oils have been given in 0.1 to 0.24 milliliters for their carminative effect. A combination of 90 milligrams of peppermint oil with caraway oil has been given for upset stomach. Doses of up to 1.2 grams per day have been placed in enteric-coated tablets for IBS. Peppermint oil can come with other herbs such as clown's mustard, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, angelica, celandine, and lemon balm to relieve acid reflux, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. About 40 milliliters of peppermint oil can also be mixed with the barium suspensions used during colonoscopy. An inhaled dose of 0.2 milliliters of peppermint mixed with two milliliters of saline can be used to control or prevent postoperative nausea. Peppermint oil can also be applied topically for tension headaches every 15 to 30 minutes.

Studies them pepper mint

Peppermint oil is colorless, somewhat yellowish-green, with a pungent, pungent odor and a pungent, somewhat camphoraceous taste. Eventually, it turns reddish with age, but takes on an enhanced fullness. The main component of the oil is menthol, but it also contains menthyl acetate, menthone, cineole, pinene, and limonene. Its minty smell comes from menthyl acetate ester, but its medicinal value comes from its alcoholic component, menthol.

There are studies conducted to discover the therapeutic properties of mint on the digestive system. Animal studies have shown the ability of peppermint to decrease the incidence of nausea. In humans, the use of menthol and peppermint oil is also effective in preventing nausea, but not as effective as standard medication. Another study showed that peppermint oil alone or in combination with other herbs might work better than placebo in controlling indigestion. In a separate study, the mechanism of peppermint oil in decreasing smooth muscle spasms was studied. According to their data, peppermint was able to exert its antispasmodic effect by blocking the calcium channel pumps in the cell.

In addition to being a valuable herbal remedy for the digestive tract, researchers have also looked at the antitussive effect of peppermint in children when inhaled. Menthol inhalation has also shown a decongestant effect, although the mechanisms have yet to be determined. The explanation of the sensory effect of mint was also the subject of another study. According to this study, menthol has a cooling effect at low concentrations and at higher doses it exerts a numbing and irritating effect. This is due to menthol's direct effect on the cold receptor, which senses pain and temperature. When menthol binds to this receptor, it releases calcium and its sensory effects are manifested.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (43)Psyllium is a collective term for herbaceous plants belonging to the genus Plantago. Psyllium seeds have been used for their mucilage. Plantago psyllium and Plantago ovata are the main sources of psyllium fiber. The black seeds of P. psyllium are also called flea or barguthti, while the lighter P. ovata is called isabghol or horseflower.

Growing psilio

Psyllium is a common herb in India. It can grow to about a foot and a half. The leaves are slender and the numerous but small white flowers grow at the base of the plant. The flower tips will turn reddish-brown when mature and the lower leaves will dry up. Its seeds are often found in capsules that open on their own when ripe. The taproot is well developed with some fibrous secondary roots.

Psyllium grows well in a cool, dry climate, which is usually planted after the rainy season. It needs a moderate amount of water and will flourish in clear, sunny, and dry weather. The soil must be sandy and light loam, which does not require fertilization. Fields are often irrigated before seed is sown. Mature psyllium is harvested by cutting at least 15cm above the ground and tied up for drying. Finally, it is threshed and sieved before collecting the harvested seeds. It is then dried before being cleaned, ground and stored.

Profits of psilio

Psyllium is a popular ingredient in laxatives and cereals for its soluble fiber. It benefited people who suffer from constipation, those who do not consume enough roughage and those who should not strain their bowel movements. It has also been prescribed for people suffering from watery diarrhea. Some people have taken psyllium to help lower cholesterol levels or to stabilize blood sugar levels. Psyllium is classified as a bulk laxative. You can absorb water from the intestines and increase the volume of the stool, which makes it easier to pass.

What for vea For for

Although generally safe, psyllium should not be taken by people with specific medical conditions. People with a blocked intestine, appendicitis, have trouble swallowing, have experienced a sudden change in bowel movements that has lasted more than two weeks, and rectal bleeding should tell their doctor before taking anything containing psyllium.

Do not take psyllium for more than seven days without your doctor's approval. Drink each capsule with a full glass of water so that it passes from the throat to the stomach. Otherwise, the psyllium can swell in the throat and cause suffocation. Some products may contain sugar or aspartame to ameliorate the psyllium's lack of taste. Diabetics, phenylketonurics and conditions that require the limitation of these substances should consult the pharmacist or chemist about the use of alternatives.

Potential side effects to watch out for when taking psyllium are flatulence and bloating. Drinking plenty of water will offer some relief. Other less common psyllium-related side effects include cramps, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and skin rashes. Other people are sensitive to psyllium, especially when they inhale the fibers.

Psyllium can interact with some medications by affecting their absorption. Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, imipramine, and doxepin, as well as anti-seizure medications such as carbamazepine, should be used with caution. Cholesterol-lowering medications that sequester bile acids and maintenance medications for diabetes and heart disease may also be affected. If possible, take psyllium two to four hours before or after taking any of these medications.

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Psyllium can be sold as dried seeds or as husks. Commercial preparations appear as a shriveled powder, capsule, tablet, or wafer. The seeds can be chewed to extract the nearly tasteless mucilage. Its onset of action is about 12 to 24 hours, but the full effect may take two to three days.

Dosages for psyllium-containing products largely depend on the label directions. In general, adults can take three to six grams of psyllium powder mixed with eight ounces of water two to three times a day. Then you can drink another full glass of water to prevent constipation. Children six years and older can consume about 1.5 to three grams dissolved in about four to eight ounces of water every two to three times a day.

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Although popular for the fiber content of their husks, psyllium seeds contain a mixture of polysaccharides such as pentoses, hexoses, and uronic acids. The seed contains about 47 percent soluble fiber by weight, while the hulls are made up of 67 to 71 percent soluble fiber, about 85 percent total fiber by weight. It is resistant to fermentation, since 24% of its arabinose and 53% of its xylose sugars are digestible.

Most of the studies on psyllium have focused on its effectiveness for constipation. Consuming 10 grams a day or about 3.6 grams of psyllium three times a day for two weeks produced favorable results compared to placebo. A separate study looked at the effects of celandine, aloe, and psyllium compared to psyllium. According to their data, those who were able to take the herbs had regular bowel movements and softer stools compared to placebo.

The conflicting results came from researchers who wanted to see if psyllium is good for controlling bad cholesterol. There is one study that showed that psyllium did not significantly lower the cholesterol levels of participants who had normal or slightly higher cholesterol levels. Separate reviews have shown data in favor of psyllium that it can lower total cholesterol and bad cholesterol, especially in people who have mild to moderate cholesterol levels even on a low-fat diet. A small study has shown that psyllium benefits postmenopausal women by lowering cholesterol levels and, in turn, reducing the incidence of heart disease.

Other smaller studies have managed to show that psyllium can benefit people with high blood pressure and maintain normal glucose levels in people with type II diabetes.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (44)Rosemary is a fragrant shrub native to the Mediterranean and has long been prized as a spice, fragrance, and as an herbal remedy to improve memory. Its scientific name is Rosmarinus officinalis. The name comes from the Latin terms "ros" and "marinus", meaning sea spray, as the plant subsists on nothing more than moisture provided by distant sea breezes. It has also been called the old man's compass and plant.

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Rosemary is a small perennial plant that has leaves similar to the leaves of hemlock needles. It can appear upright or trailing up to about five feet tall. The leaves are long, narrow, and silvery-white below with dense, woolly hairs. The flowers can vary from white, pink, purple or blue blooming in spring and summer in temperate climates and year-round in warmer regions.

From May to July, the rosemary is at its peak and is usually collected. The tops of the shoots are torn off. Rosemary oil is distilled from the calyxes of the flower, but can be extracted from the stems and leaves.

Rosemary is a hardy plant that can withstand drought for long periods of time. It is easy to grow and resistant to pests. It flourishes in well-drained sandy loam soil in full sun. It is often propagated by cutting back the bud and planting it directly in the ground.

Rosemary can be propagated by seed, cuttings, and root division. Seeds are often sown in full sun. Seedlings are usually harvested in August, about half a foot long, and two-thirds planted in the ground. Once rooted, it can be transplanted to its permanent location. The grass prefers light, dry soil with a light shade. Most herbalists prefer plants grown from seed.

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Fragrant rosemary is often associated with the rich flavors and aromas it has always imparted to foods. It has components that can boost the immune system, improve blood circulation, and improve digestion. It has been used for asthma and any form of inflammation in the body. It is a traditional herbal remedy for renal colic and painful menstruation. Herbal extracts have been found to be effective for hair loss, albeit in combination with other herbs. Other cultures have prescribed rosemary for diabetes and high blood pressure. Aromatherapists have relied on its fragrance to relieve anxiety and stress, while cosmetologists have long relied on the herb to eliminate cellulite and wrinkles.

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When eaten in amounts found in food, rosemary is generally safe. It is generally safe in the amounts used as a medicine. However, the oil must be diluted before use. Consuming large amounts of rosemary will cause vomiting, bleeding in the uterus, kidney irritation, increased skin sensitivity to sunlight, and allergic reactions. It has also been reported that volatile rosemary oil can irritate the mucous membranes lining the intestines, which can cause nausea and cramping.

Pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with seizures and bone problems, should not use rosemary as an herbal remedy. Rosemary oil can cause contact dermatitis, occupational asthma, and swollen lips. Rosemary can trigger estrogen deficiencies, increased blood sugar, and low blood pressure. Although rosemary is not a diuretic, it can increase the excretion of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride, which can decrease creatinine clearance.

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Rosemary leaves have been used for culinary dishes and herbal medicines. When eaten, it has a strong lemon pine flavor and a spicy pine aroma. Germany's Commission E approved the use of rosemary leaves for dyspepsia and the external use of the oil for joint pain and poor blood circulation in the extremities.

Commercially, rosemary is available as a dried whole herb, encapsulated as a powdered dry extract, and as a volatile oil. Traditional rosemary preparations are also available as teas, alcohol tinctures, and liquid extracts. The total daily intake of the herb should not exceed four to six grams of the dried herb.

Rosemary essential oil has been combined with thyme, cedarwood, lavender, jojoba, and grapeseed oil for bald spots. The mixture is massaged into the scalp for approximately one to two minutes with a warm towel draped around it to enhance absorption. As a tea, a gram or two of the dried herb or young leaves, leaves and flowers are steeped in 150 milliliters of water for 10 minutes to make one cup. It can be taken every eight hours for dyspepsia, hypertension, or rheumatism. Alternatively, a dose of two to four milliliters of rosemary extract is administered three times a day. It can also be prepared in marinade by mixing one part of fresh rosemary with three parts of sugar. Fresh rosemary sprigs can be mixed with wine to relieve heart palpitations, headaches, and act as a mild diuretic. Rosemary and coltsfoot leaves can be rubbed and smoked for asthma and other lung and throat disorders.

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Rosemary contains caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid as active components. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and have been investigated for their potential to cure some cancers, liver problems, and inflammatory conditions. Its volatile oil contains borneol, camphor, cineole, pinene, and camphene. It appears colorless with a warm camphor flavor. A 100 pound top of blooming rosemary will yield eight ounces of oil.

There is a poorly designed study that showed that rosemary along with other herbs can be used for hair loss. The study involved 84 participants suffering from baldness who massaged their scalps daily for seven months. Essential oils have significant hair growth compared to placebo. Several studies have focused on the effect of rosemary on food preservation. According to most of their data, rosemary was able to inhibit foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, and Staphylococcus aureus. A separate study suggested that rosemary oil, when used in aromatherapy, could reduce cortisol levels and anxiety.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (45)Sage is a small evergreen shrub used for cooking and herbal medicine. Its scientific name is Salvia officinalis, although most people call it common sage, broadleaf sage, or garden sage. It is also called in other languages ​​like adacayi, maramia, and sauge. It is a local plant in the Mediterranean but has been cultivated elsewhere. The term "sage" can also refer to other plants. The term "sage" comes from the Latin salvere, which means to save. It refers to the healing properties of the herb.

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Although known as a herb, sage is a small shrub. It has woody stems, gray-green leaves, and blue to purple flowers. It can grow up to two meters tall and usually blooms in late spring or summer. The leaves are oval and vary in size depending on the cultivar, but will be crinkled on top and appear white on the underside due to the numerous short, shaggy hairs. It is often arranged in pairs and is oval in shape with rounded ends. The flowers are arranged in whorls and usually bloom in August. The entire plant will have a strong, somewhat warm and bitter odor due to its volatile oils.

Sage has been cultivated for centuries as a food and medicine. It can be grown from seed or by summer cuttings. It prefers a warm but dry soil, although slightly shaded in common garden soil. It is a hardy plant, but it will not last three to four years before it degenerates. That is why new sage seedlings are planted every four years. Cuttings can also be taken in the fall, after the plants have stopped flowering.

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Ancient herbalists wrote of a variety of uses for the plant. It was cultivated in some parts of Europe for its essential oil. Many European dishes have sage as an ingredient, except in French cuisine. It offers a wide variety of medicinal benefits, especially in traditional remedies. Modern science suggests that sage has antiperspirant, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, hypoglycemic, estrogenic, and tonic effects.

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Because it's widely used as a spice, sage is relatively safe. However, there is limited information on the safety of salvia. However, sage essential oil contains thujone, a known neurotoxin that can cause seizures in large amounts. It can also damage the liver and nervous system. The maximum safe dose has not been determined. Ingesting 12 drops or more of the essential oil is lethal. It is also a potent uterine stimulant, so this herb should be avoided by pregnant women, including lactating women. People with seizure disorders or diabetics should also not use sage.

People using sage as an herbal remedy have reported nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, tension, and shortness of breath. Headaches and irritability have also been observed in people who consume too much sage in their diet.

Some medications may interact with the use of sage. With diabetes medications such as glyburide, insulin, rosiglitazone, chlorpropamide, and the like, sage can greatly lower blood sugar. Sage may also decrease the effectiveness of anticonvulsants such as barbiturates, valproic acid, gabapentin, phenytoin, and other similar medications. Sedatives like lorazepam, zolpidem and the like mixed with salvia can depress the central nervous system too much.

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Mediterranean folk remedies use sage for heavy menstrual bleeding, improve fertility, improve memory, relieve arthritis symptoms, and relieve breast engorgement during weaning. It has been applied locally to wounds, sprains, and muscle injuries. Sage extracts can be gargled for sore throats, hoarseness, and dry coughs.

Germany's Commission E approved the internal use of sage for dyspepsia and excessive sweating, along with its topical application for inflamed nasal passages and throats. It was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1840 to 1900. Salvia is currently listed in the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) category.

Fresh sage leaves are rubbed on the teeth to clean them and strengthen the gums. Herbal tooth powders often contain sage. It can also be rubbed on skin abrasions or used as a poultice for ulcers and wounds.

If used as a tea or as a gargle, one to three grams of dried sage is steeped in a cup of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes and taken three times a day. It can be inhaled for asthma attacks or to clear mucus congestion in the airways. To improve memory and concentration, a dose of 300 to 600 milligrams of dried sage leaves has been found to be effective. Alcoholic extracts of sage have been administered in doses of 333 milligrams or up to 1000 milligrams orally daily.

It was mixed into a cream with rhubarb and applied to cold sores. The cream consists of 23 grams of sage and rhubarb extract applied every two to four hours on cold sores from the first day symptoms appear for up to two weeks. It can be used as a hair rinse for dandruff and to restore color to gray hair.

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The most potent substances in sage are found in its essential oil. Contains cineole, borneol and thujone. The leaves are abundant in tannic, oleic, ursonic, ursolic, cornsolic, fumaric, chlorogenic, and caffeic acids, as well as niacin, nicotinamide, flavones, and flavonoid glycosides. It will appear yellow or greenish-yellow in color with a pungent odor.

Much scientific research has focused on sage as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study suggested that sage may control mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer's disease. Separate studies have investigated whether sage can improve mental function and mood swings. Although most are poorly designed and involve small numbers of participants, their data might suggest that salvia may improve some mental faculties as well as improve mood and anxiety levels.

Sage leaf extract may be an effective and safe alternative in hyperlipidemia. The small randomized trial was able to show that taking 500 milligrams every eight hours can lower total cholesterol and bad cholesterol levels.


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VioChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (46)Saw palmetto is a somewhat small palm tree that has berry-like fruits that have been popularly used to treat an enlarged prostate. Its scientific name is Serenoa repens and it is also known by other names such as saw palmetto, fan palm, and fan palm.

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Native to the southeastern United States, saw palmetto is often found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, but can grow inland as far south as Arkansas. This is a hardy plant that grows slowly but lives a long time. Native Americans used the berries for men with urinary problems and for women with sinus disorders. The Mayans used it as a tonic, while the Seminoles used the berries as an expectorant and herbal antiseptic.

Saw palmetto is a fairly small palm tree. It grows from three to six feet with the trunk spread out and growing in tufts. The leaves are smooth and shiny, with a bare petiole ending in a wide fan with about 20 leaflets. The leaves are three to seven feet long, their leaflets 20 to 39 inches long. The yellowish-white flowers form a stout cluster of small flowers about 24 inches long. The large, edible drupe is bitter when green and immature, but becomes palatable when it turns reddish-black.

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Saw palmetto fruits have come under scrutiny for their fatty acids and phytosterols which have shown potential for benign prostatic enlargement (BPH). The extracts have also been administered for baldness, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and other conditions caused by excess androgenic hormones in the body. In addition to an enlarged prostate, he also treated testicular pain and urinary tract inflammation. Saw palmetto has also been used to relieve mucus congestion in the respiratory tract, strengthen the thyroid, and stabilize the body's metabolism. It has also been used to improve appetite and digestion, enhance the size and appearance of the breasts, and enhance sexual performance.

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People who have used saw palmetto extract may experience mild stomach upset, nausea, irregular bowel movements, dry mouth, bad breath, liver irritation, and peptic ulceration. Some people have also reported mild headache, dizziness, insomnia, and depression. It can also cause difficulty getting an erection and decrease sexual desire in men.

Certain conditions should not be used with saw palmetto, as they can make things worse. People with bleeding disorders, gastrointestinal problems, and hormonal affective conditions should consult their doctor before using this supplement. It can also aggravate people with hypertension. Its effect on hormones meant that pregnant and lactating women should never use it.

There is a rare incidence of bleeding while using saw palmetto, so people scheduled for surgery or any medical or dental procedures should stop using this supplement at least two weeks before they are scheduled. Those who take tinctures of saw palmetto should not engage in activities that require concentration and attention, as it contains large amounts of alcohol.

Some herbs and dietary supplements may interact with saw palmetto. Red clover and soy have estrogen-like properties that may interfere with the effects of saw palmetto. Certain preparations containing saw palmetto may increase the risk of bleeding when used with ginkgo and garlic. It can interact with drugs that affect blood clotting, as well as drugs that contain sex hormones.

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Like most supplements, use of saw palmetto is based on the manufacturer's label instructions. There is no standard dosage for saw palmetto, as dosages are generally based on scientific studies and traditional use. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before using it.

Traditionally, the berries are considered the full effect of saw palmetto. A dose of one or two grams of dried berries, ground or whole, was consumed daily. Teas are usually made from berries, but researchers doubt they have any effect since they don't dissolve in water. If saw palmetto tincture is used, a dose of two to four milliliters is given every eight hours a day. The fluid extract of the pulp of the berry can be administered in one to two milliliters taken three times a day. An experimental dosage form of saw palmetto is a 640-milligram rectal suppository given once daily, although this has not been shown to be more effective than when saw palmetto is taken orally. People suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia take 160 milligrams of saw palmetto every 12 hours.

Saw palmetto oil is a recognized treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia in New Zealand, France, Germany, and many European countries. It was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1906 to 1917 and in the National Formulary from 1926 to 1950.

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The exact mechanism of action by which saw palmetto works is not yet known, but researchers have numerous hypotheses. Saw palmetto is believed to inhibit an enzyme, 5-alpha-reductase, which explains its anti-testosterone activities. However, it does not explain why saw palmetto has anti-inflammatory properties and its other hormonal effects.

Clinical trials have been conducted with extracts of saw palmetto and its apparent effect compared to other drugs such as finasteride and tamsulosin in people with mild to moderate BPH. However, larger studies have shown that the effect of saw palmetto is no different from that of a placebo. Anecdotal evidence from people with hyperplasia has shown that saw palmetto extract can reduce their bladder problems.

Problems in the male urinary tract and whether saw palmetto extract is useful have been studied and the results are conflicting. A single study has suggested that saw palmetto extract may reduce the incidence of hair loss, especially those caused by hormonal imbalance. Some athletes have used saw palmetto as a substitute for steroids to increase muscle mass. Herbalists agree that saw palmetto can prevent muscle loss and have used it for weight loss-related illnesses. However, more studies need to be done to prove the efficacy of saw palmetto for these conditions.

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scout -Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (47)Skullcap is a member of the mint family that has a variety of uses in herbal medicine. The most popular in North American medicine is Scutellaria laterifolia or Virginia skullcap. It has also been called blue pimpernel, hoodwort, mad dog weed, helmet flower, and Quaker hood. The term cap refers to the helmet-shaped calyx of the plant on the outer whorl of the small flowers.

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The American skullcap grows upright two to three feet tall. It has lance-shaped leaves. Blue or purplish-blue flowers appear on the lateral branches emerging from the leaf axils. The flowers usually bloom in July. The whole grass is often harvested in June. It is then dried and pulverized. Skullcap has different varieties and is found in abundance in Europe and Asia. The American skullcap is native to large regions of North America.

Skullcap flourishes best in moist areas. Often found in swamps and meadows. Skullcap seeds can be sown during temperate February or March outdoors, where they can be slightly shaded. Root divisions can be transplanted in March or April. Either by seed or root division, skullcap can be transferred to its permanent plot in the fall. It can grow in common garden soil, although it prefers open, sunny soil. These herbs live for two to three to four years.

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Skullcap is a popular herbal sedative and sleep aid. It has also been given to control strokes, seizures, ticks, and anxiety. Another alternative benefit that the skullcap may provide is its ability to lower blood pressure, relieve menstrual cramps, and help with alcohol and tobacco use. Skullcap is a trusted home remedy for hiccups, hangovers, and asthma. Traditionally, skullcap was prescribed in the 18th century for rabies, hence the name mad dog weed. It can also be given for joint pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and to build muscle mass. This herb is popular in North America, but very few people outside of the region use it.

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There is very little data on the safety of the skull. There are reports from the Netherlands and Norway of people developing liver problems with a skullcap. However, proponents of the herb believe it is due to adulteration with germander. In the United States, there are no reports of adverse effects caused by the consumption of skullcap. Large amounts of skullcap tincture can cause dizziness, seizures, erratic pulse, and tremors. Skullcap has also been given for high cholesterol, fever, hardening of the arteries, skin infections, and skin allergies.

Until more data is known, pregnant and lactating women should not use it. Initial research showed that the skullcap can prevent pituitary and sex hormones. People who wear skullcap should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery, as they cause drowsiness. For this reason, discontinue cap use two weeks before any scheduled medical procedures, such as surgeries, as it can interact with anesthetics and blood pressure medications. Other common side effects of skullcap use include diarrhea and stomach pain. When gastrointestinal side effects appear, the dose is reduced or its use should be discontinued.

Skullcap can be used in combination with oats and St. John's wort safely. It also works well in combination with other sedative herbs such as valerian, passion flower, and black cohosh. However, the cranial vault can interact with other sedative medications such as antihistamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines.

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Skullcap is often sold commercially as a tea, liquid extract, dry powder, and in capsule form. If used fresh, the leaves and stems of the American skullcap are used.

Skullcap tea is made by steeping one to two teaspoons in 250 milliliters of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes to make one cup. Two to three cups a day can be taken. For those who prefer the liquid tincture, two to four milliliters of the solideo solution are mixed in 250 milliliters of warm water and can be ingested every eight hours. A homemade tincture of skullcap can be made by soaking one part of the fresh herb in five parts of water or alcohol.

The dried herb can also be sewn into eight square inches of fabric as an herbal pillow for insomnia. This herbal pillow is placed under your regular bed pillow to relieve insomnia. About 195 milligrams of dried skullcap powder was administered to relieve hiccups.

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The cranial vault is rich in flavonoids such as scutellarin, wogonin and baicalin, which have been identified as the components that exert sedative and antispasmodic effects. These substances are thought to act in a similar way to the body's natural gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It also contains scutellarein, lateriflorin, biacalein, sugars and cellulose. Its chrysin content can be useful for bodybuilders who want to get bigger and stronger muscles.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the calming effects of skullcap in humans. A small population of volunteers were able to demonstrate that skullcap has a positive anxiolytic effect at lower doses and an evident sedative action at higher doses.

Teas made from skullcap have generally been able to show some antibacterial and antifungal effects. However, clinical studies still need to be carried out to identify what type of pathogen it can control and if it has any effect in humans in terms of antimicrobial action.

Research conducted on 55 herbs to evaluate claims for their antioxidant properties. Skullcap is one of the top five herbs with the greatest ability to control free radicals, superior to milk thistle and tea leaf. This is the basis of some herbalists using skullcap for kidney problems.

In 2012, a study on prion-infected mice treated with skullcap. According to their data, extracts from the cap were able to delay its appearance. The active components used are the flavonoids baicalein and baicalin which are administered orally. These properties prompted further research focused on drug development for prion diseases and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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pastorChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (48)Shepherd's purse is a herb known for its triangular seed pods that look like a bag. It is related to mustard and is known by its scientific name Capsella bursa-pastoris. It has also been called blind grass, coconut grass, mother's heart, salt and pepper, rattle bags, grass, and toy grass.

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Although shepherd's purse is native to parts of eastern Europe and some parts of Asia Minor, it has become a common weed in most parts of the world, especially in cooler climates. Often found in disturbed areas, along paths, and in gardens.

Shepherd's purse grows from the rosette of round toothed leaves at its base. A stem usually comes out of it. It has small white flowers that look like dandelions that bloom all year long. However, it lacks milky white sap and its lobed leaves point outward. The flowers have four petals and usually appear in round clusters before elongating to become a fruit or, more technically, a pod. This ability to have resistant flowers makes them capable of reproducing several annual generations through their seeds. The yellow, oblong seeds are enclosed in flat, heart-shaped seed pods. The seeds are usually numerous and have small web-like patterns. It also has a thin, white taproot.

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Medicinally, shepherd's purse is equally valuable for its ability to stop bleeding by constricting blood vessels. It was administered to disinfect the liver and urinary tract, as well as to relieve episodes of diarrhea. It is a natural remedy for menstrual pain, as well as for controlling muscle problems and circulatory disorders. It relieves stress and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an eye tonic and as a contraceptive.

The shepherd's purse is an edible plant. Its flowers, leaves and seeds have been used as a potted herb. The young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. It is rich in choline, thiamine, inositol and fumaric acid. It also has riboflavin, ascorbic acid, and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. Traces of vitamin K, beta-carotene, iron, niacin and rutin were also found in trace amounts.

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Shepherd's purse may cause some side effects. It can cause drowsiness, a drastic drop in blood pressure, changes in thyroid function, and heart palpitations. Therefore, people with scheduled surgeries or medical procedures should stop using it at least two weeks before their appointment, as it can cause extreme drowsiness. Rarely, it can trigger an allergy that can cause shortness of breath. An overdose of shepherd's purse can cause muscle paralysis, respiratory problems, and death.

While very helpful, shepherd's purse should never be used in high doses over a prolonged period of time. Pregnant women should not use a shepherd's purse because it can cause uterine contractions. This ranked 7th out of 250 anti-fertility plants in China. People with heart disease, kidney stones, and thyroid problems should avoid shepherd's purse without their doctor's supervision.

Shepherd's purse should be used with caution in people taking sedatives and thyroid hormones. High doses of the herb can cause extreme drowsiness when used with sedative medications such as clonazepam, phenobarbital, zolpidem, and the like. Sodium oxybate, a prescription drug for narcoleptics, and shepherd's purse can cancel each other's effects. Shepherd's purse can also inhibit thyroid hormones, which can decrease the potency of thyroid medications.

Dried shepherd's purse does not retain its potency for more than a year. Fresh herbs are more potent or their tinctures retain their medicinal activity.

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Like the dandelion, the shepherd's purse is highly edible when young. It has been collected from the wild or even cultivated for food. Shanghai stir-fries it into rice cakes or as a wonton filling. South Koreans cook it in a vegetable dish. It tastes like mild radish. Its spicy seeds have been used as a mild seasoning for green salads.

Bleeding can be stopped by placing 10 milliliters of shepherd's bag every 15 minutes while applying direct pressure. Alternatively, a poultice of the herb can also work. If it's really messy, drinking two cups of cold tea every hour will do the same. The tea is also used as a herbal diuretic, hypotensive, vasoconstrictor, and against scurvy. The juice of the herb can be placed on a cotton ball and applied to nosebleeds.

There is no standard dosage for shepherd's purse. However, there are dosages that have been used in research and lore that have been shown to exert some medicinal effects. When taken orally, one to four grams of the herb can be taken orally every eight hours a day. When crushed, a dose of 10 to 15 grams per day can be divided into three equally divided doses. Liquid extracts containing shepherd's purse can be administered at five to eight grams per day and divided into two or three doses. If applied topically, three to five grams of the herb will suffice.

Shepherd's purse tincture can be made by filling a bottle 1/3 full with loose dried herbs or 3/4 full with fresh herbs before filling with vodka. Screw on the lid and leave it for six to eight weeks. Before use, it must be strained well. An infusion of the herb can be made by boiling 250 milliliters of water in one ounce of the herb for about 10 to 15 minutes and then straining before drinking it cold.

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Fumaric acid is one of the active ingredients found in shepherd's purse. Fumaric acid is an anti-cancer substance that has been shown to limit certain types of cancer strains in mice. Its active component was called bursinic acid, and it also has an alkaloid, bursine, which resembles sulfocyaninapine in structure. It also contains sulfur oil, similar to mustard oil, which gives off its pungent watercress odor. Its rich oxalate content made it dangerous for people with kidney stones.

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SlipperyChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (49)In the past, it was mainly used on skin lesions such as chapped lips and burns as an ointment. Mucilage can be found in slippery elm bark, a gelatinous substance that, when placed in water, swells. When ingested or applied to wounds, this mucilage would coat the area and provide relief.

Today, slippery elm is commonly used in lozenges to relieve smokers' coughs and the pain that accompanies a sore throat. In powdered form, the bark can be used to treat minor wounds, boils, and burns.

Slippery elm is a tree that has a mucilaginous inner bark and leaves that are used as herbal remedies. Its scientific name is Ulmus rubra. Indian, elk, smooth, red, and sweet elms refer to this tree. The term "rubra" means red, which refers to wood that has a reddish hue.

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The slippery elm is a tree native to North America. The tree grows in moist shady woodlands, along stream banks, and in any compost-rich and often moist soil.

The woody slippery elm can grow up to 65 feet tall with a trunk that can be up to 20 inches wide. The branches are usually upright and few in number compared to the typical American elm. Its canopy is made of scattered branches. Its interior wood is reddish brown. Its buds have yellowish-orange tips and its branches are hairy. The dark green, wrinkled leaves are 10 to 15 centimeters long and have irregularly toothed margins. The flowers have no petals and often rely on the wind for pollination. The short-stemmed flowers come in clusters and bloom in early spring. The fruits are flattened ovals with wings about 20 millimeters long. It contains a single seed in its center.

The inner bark of the slippery elm is harvested in spring or fall. It will appear white to pink and smell like maple syrup when it dries. Herbalists recommend using 10-year-old bark for herbal remedies. The coarse powder is for external use, while the fine powder shell is for mucilaginous drink. It should have a grayish or beige appearance and should be checked for damaged starch or flour, as well as adulterants. The moistened shell can be molded into suppositories and lozenges.

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As an herbal remedy, slippery elm is prized for its mucilage, which acts as an emollient for the skin and digestive tract, as well as a cough suppressant for the respiratory system. His porridge was given as a nutrient to people recovering from illness, including those suffering from diarrhea and sore throats. It can also be used as a bulk laxative and for people trying to lose weight. It has been applied to skin affected by boils, wounds, and burns for its soothing effect. The herb is listed as an official drug in the United States Pharmacopeia.

Native Americans and early settlers have used the inner bark of the slippery elm primarily for digestive problems such as diarrhea or constipation. Civil war soldiers applied it to bullet wounds to extract their poison. It is an effective herbal remedy that has been recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) as an over-the-counter remedy. It is considered as survival food.

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Slippery elm should not be used by people with blocked intestines. Slippery elm's water-retaining property can make clogs worse. The same is true for people who take slippery elm by mouth. Each dose should be taken with a generous amount of water to decrease the risk of esophageal obstruction. Due to this property, slippery elm can decrease the absorption of some medications. It can be prevented by taking slippery elm one to two hours after taking regular medications.

Children under the age of two should use slippery elm with caution. Some find the tea or porridge difficult to swallow and should be taken with plenty of water. While it is completely non-toxic and there are no known drug interactions, slippery elm can cause rashes in a minority of people with sensitive skin. Anecdotal evidence has shown that slippery elm can cause miscarriage when inserted into the cervix of pregnant women. Although scientific data shows otherwise, consult a health professional before use.

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The most common dosage for slippery elm is to take four to 10 grams of the encapsulated dry powder of the inner bark. Cough and sore throat lozenges are sucked in a dose of 500 milligrams to one gram three times a day.

The inner bark is ground and cooked as a porridge. It tastes like porridge but full of antioxidants. When ground up and mixed with boiling water, it becomes a paste that can be applied to wounds, burns, boils, ulcers, and other painful surfaces. Low doses of slippery elm are given for diarrhea, while higher doses have a laxative effect. The tea is made by boiling the loose bark in a cup of water for 10 to 15 minutes and cooling before drinking. The tea can be taken every six to eight hours a day.

Slippery elm cooked with flax seeds, lemongrass, licorice and water is strained and mixed with vinegar and sugar for bronchitis. A dose of 15 milliliters is administered two or three times a day. For pleurisy, milkweed orange root, marshmallow root, licorice root, and slippery elm bark are boiled in water. Taken hot, a dose of 2.5 milliliters is administered every 30 minutes. An enema for diarrhea, dysentery, and other similar conditions can be made with powdered slippery elm bark, powdered bay leaf, and skullcap poured into boiling water and steeped for 30 minutes. It is then strained and mixed with tincture of myrrh before being used lukewarm.

Commercial slippery elm preparations come in teas and capsules. Sometimes it is combined with other herbs such as mint, ginger or aloe. When combined with sheep's sorrel, burdock root, and Turkish rhubarb, slippery elm becomes one of the essential herbs in the Essiac recipe for estrogen-sensitive cancers. When combined with prickly ash and juniper berries, burdock and uva ursi, slippery elm is administered as a kidney remedy in a proprietary herbal formula made by Rene Caisse.

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Slippery elm mucilage is rich in polysaccharides. Galactose and rhamnose are the primary sugars found in mucilage and in some starches, cellulose, and lignins. Other active principles found in slippery elm are calcium oxalate, phytosterols, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, salicylic, capric, caprylic and decanoic acids and vitamin E. Its tannin content gives it an astringent effect.

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Grass of San Juan -Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (50)S t. St. John's wort is a perennial herb native to Europe that is a popular herbal remedy for depression. Its scientific name is Hypericum perforatum and it is also called grass, weed, Tipton's grass or field rose. Branches of this herb are often placed on religious icons on this day to ward off evil. The oil glands on the leaves look like windows when exposed to light.

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St. John's wort is a herb that grows wild in temperate climates. It can be found in vacant land, forests, bushes, paths and pastures. It is found in Great Britain and throughout Europe and Asia.

As a wild grass, St. John's wort can grow up to a meter in height. It has short, sterile shoots and straight, smooth stems that branch at the top. Its leaves are pale green, oblong in shape and stemless. Its transparent oil glands are often visible when the leaf is held up to light. The bright yellow, five-petaled flowers have dots and lines. These flowers bloom from June to August. It eventually develops several small, round, black seeds contained in a capsule and gives off a resinous aroma.

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St. John's wort is popular as an herbal antidepressant. However, the herb has also been given for related conditions, migraines, nerve pain, sciatica, and obsessive-compulsive behavior, including upset stomach and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). When applied topically, St. John's wort is beneficial for sore muscles, minor burns, cuts, and bruises.

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When taken short-term, St. John's wort is safe for most people. However, it can bring side effects such as insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and tingling in the extremities. It can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can trigger breakouts unless you apply sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). In published studies, the herb was well tolerated at the recommended dose for up to three months.

Certain conditions should reconsider the use of St. John's wort. Pregnant women and those trying to conceive, including those who are breastfeeding, should not use this herb. People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and severe depression should talk to their doctor before using the herb. Those scheduled for surgery or any medical and dental procedures that require the use of anesthetics should not use this herb because it can greatly depress the nervous system. There are reports of suicidal or homicidal thoughts in some users.

Many medications can interact with St. John's wort. When combined with tramadol, sertraline, pentazocine, paroxetine, nefazodone, meperidine, or fenfluramine, they can cause too much serotonin in the brain, leading to confusion, muscle stiffness, and tremors. Tacrolimus, reserpine, amitriptyline, phenytoin, morphine, alprazolam, imatinib, saquinavir, or oral contraceptives can be rapidly broken down by the body and rendered ineffective when used with this herb. Phenobarbital can cause extreme sedation when taken with St. John's wort. Photosensitizing medications, such as ciprofloxacin, cotrimoxazole, tetracycline, or methoxypsoralen, increase the risk of sunburn when used with St. John's wort. The absorption of digoxin by the body is affected by St. John's wort, rendering it ineffective.

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For mild to moderate depression, a standardized extract of St. John's wort containing 0.3 percent hypericin can be taken at a rate of 300 milligrams every eight hours. Children can also take this extract, but at a dose of 300 milligrams per day. For standardized extracts containing 0.2% hyperkine, a 250-milligram dose of St. John's wort supplement may be given twice daily. Alternatively, standardized extracts of hyperforin to five percent of the herb can be administered at 300 milligrams three times daily.

Clinical trials on St. John's wort used a wide range of doses, from 0.17 to 2.70 milligrams of hypericin by mouth or about 900 milligrams to 1.80 grams of the supplement daily. Topically, 1.5% hyperforin has been used to treat atopic dermatitis. The children received doses of 150 milligrams to 1.80 grams of St. John's wort extract daily by mouth, which they were able to tolerate.

For conditions other than depression, St. John's wort can also be given for premenstrual syndrome at a dose of 300 milligrams once daily for hypericin extract standardized to 0.3 percent. For people suffering from other bodily symptoms of depression, a 300-milligram dose of standardized hypericin extract is taken every eight hours. Those with somatization disorder are given a specific commercial extract of St. John's wort at a dose of 600 milligrams per day.

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About 20 million Americans who suffer from depression are dependent on synthetic antidepressant medications such as fluoxetine and phenelzine. It brings with it side effects such as insomnia, headaches, stomach pain, and changes in sexual performance. A 1995 study published in the British Medical Journal suggested that St. John's wort is as effective as common antidepressants compared to placebo in treating mild to moderate depression.

Research has shown that the main pharmacologically active ingredients in St. John's wort are hypericin, pseudohypericin, and xanthones. However, there are other components in the herb that may contribute to the antidepressant action of the herb. Most extract preparations are standardized to 0.3 percent hypericin with a maximum of 2.7 milligrams of hypericin daily. As with other herbal supplements, the herb can also interact with other medications, especially those that affect the immune system.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reviews several European studies that showed the activity of St. John's wort in the control of depression. The experts noted the limitations of the study and that there must be rigorous testing to verify the initial data. According to the April 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, St. John's wort has failed to show that it is more effective than placebo in major depressive disorders.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (51)Thyme is a popular culinary herb that is often used as a spice. Its scientific name is Thymus vulgaris and it is also known as common thyme or garden thyme. Other less popular names are French or Spanish thyme and rubbed thyme.

Growing Thyme

As a herb, thyme does not grow taller than a foot. It is a shrub with small, oval, greyish-green leaves. It has small tubular, purple or pink flowers that bloom in late spring through summer. It has aromatic woody stems that grow upright.

Thyme was first used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming. The ancient Greeks sprayed it in their baths or sprayed it on their temples to inspire courage. The Romans used the herb to clean their rooms and to flavor their cheeses and sweetened alcoholic beverages after meals. In the Middle Ages, Europeans placed bunches of thyme under their pillows to induce sleep and prevent nightmares.

The type of thyme used today is actually a cultivated form of wild thyme that grows in the mountains of the southern European countries that border the Mediterranean region. Most countries with temperate climates have cultivated the herb. The short-lived grass is propagated by cuttings, seeds, or by dividing the rooted parts of the plant in a warm, sunny location with well-draining soil. It is planted in spring and tolerates drought well.

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As an herbal spice, thyme has been a vital ingredient in many dishes. When fresh, recipes measure thyme in sprigs, but when dry, in teaspoons.

Commercial mouthwashes and medicated dressings contain thymol, an antiseptic. Thyme infusions are indicated for people with cough and bronchitis. Thyme is also indicated for colic, stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, worms and stomach pain. Other totally unrelated conditions, such as dyspraxia, arthritis, and bedwetting, also seem to benefit from thyme.

Topically, thyme is applied for hoarseness, tonsillitis, sore throat, and bad breath. It has also been rubbed into the scalp for baldness and as ear drops to combat fungal and bacterial infections. Thymol is an important ingredient in dental varnish to prevent tooth decay. It can also benefit people with acne.

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Very few studies have been done on thyme's safety or possible adverse reactions. However, pharmacokinetic studies on thymol have shown that it is cleanly eliminated from the body. It has an average terminal elimination half-life of 10 hours. Only glucuronide and thymol sulfate metabolites were observed in the urine, but no free thymol was found in the blood or urine.

Common side effects of thyme include headache, dizziness, low blood pressure, slowed heartbeat, digestive tract irritation, and muscle weakness. There are some reports of contact dermatitis and allergy to the use of thyme. People allergic to oregano should also be careful with thyme. As thyme can affect blood clotting, people scheduled for surgery, a medical or dental procedure should stop using it at least 14 days before the scheduled procedure. This property of thyme can also potentiate other drugs that affect blood clotting, such as aspirin, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, warfarin, and other similar drugs.

How for use Thyme

Thyme is available dried or fresh. Fresh thyme is tasty, but it may not last a week in storage. Dried thyme retains its flavor and stores better.

Thyme shots are mostly traditional or depending on the label. Most essential oils and tinctures are applied to the skin for fungal infections. Infusions containing five percent thymol are used as a mouthwash and gargle. Diluted thyme oil has been applied in 1 to 2 percent ointments for many skin disorders.

For those with baldness, about two to three drops of a blend containing essential oils of thyme, lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood in grapeseed or jojoba are massaged into bald spots on the scalp every night for up to seven days. months. For those with diagnosed paronychia, one drop of 4% thymol in chloroform is applied to the affected area three times daily. When used as a compress for rheumatism, bruises or other skin diseases, 5 grams of the dried leaves are decoqued for every 100 milliliters of boiling water for 10 minutes. It is then strained and soaked in a cloth to use as a compress.

Children have been able to tolerate thymol when combined with 1% chlorhexidine as a dental varnish. This mixture has been used every eight hours for 14 days and has been shown to prevent periodontal infections.

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The most valuable medicinal component of thyme is its essential oil, which contains 20-54% thymol. Thymol is a natural antiseptic. The oil may also contain other components such as cymene, myrcene, borneol, rosmarinic acid, and linalool. Other components found in the leaves and aerial parts of the plants are cadlene, cineole and terpinene.

An extensive study of plants has shown that thymol may be effective against a wide variety of fungi that affect the toenails. According to their data, thymol, carvacrol and cymene were able to kill species of Candida, Aspergillus and other fungi. Another separate study from Leeds Metropolitan University suggested that thyme might benefit people with acne.

There are other studies that have investigated the activity of thyme components. There is research data that has examined its antioxidant capacity. It also showed some antiplatelet activity in laboratory experiments. Another study suggested that its ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase in vitro could be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, although clinical trials have yet to be conducted.

Animal studies of thyme have been extensive. The thyme extract showed a relaxing effect on the guinea pig trachea similar to the bronchodilation caused by theophylline. Another study using mice fed thyme extracts was able to show an increase in an enzyme that will allow glutathione to combine with various free radicals and toxins to facilitate their excretion from the body.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (52)Turmeric is a rhizome related to ginger. Its scientific name is Cucurma longa. Other people call it Indian saffron, bourbon saffron, or cucurma. Its name is derived from the Latin term "terra merita", which means deserved land. After processing, it turns into a deep yellow-orange colored powder with a distinctive slightly bitter and pungent taste that comes with a smell of mustard.

Growing saffron

The plant can grow to be five to six feet tall and will display dull yellow flowers. It originally thrived in the tropical rainforests of South and Southeast Asia. The roots are used for food and medicine. Each year, the saffron rhizomes are harvested and cultivated in the next growing season. Each rhizome has a tough, tan skin that hides its bright orange flesh. These perennials need around 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit with annual precipitation to reach their full growth potential. Currently, India and Pakistan are the main suppliers of saffron.

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Turmeric was initially used as a dye for textiles before becoming a mainstay of Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used as an anti-inflammatory that can treat gas, jaundice, menstrual problems, blood in the urine, toothaches, bruises, and cramps.

The anti-inflammatory activity of turmeric has always been compared to steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) minus the side effects (development of ulcers, decreased white blood cell count, or bleeding from the intestines). Being rich in antioxidants, turmeric is said to benefit people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It can neutralize free radicals that, when left unchecked, cause pain, inflammation, and gradual damage to joints.

For affordable treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, cucurmin is the key. This substance was able to reduce the usual signs found in induced IBD in mice. At a concentration of 0.25 percent, the effect is visible. It's like eating the same amount of turmeric in your curry.

Another great benefit that turmeric can bring is in the field of cancer prevention and development. Cucurmin can kill mutated cancer cells and prevent them from metastasizing to other parts of the body. It does this by improving liver function and bypassing a certain protein that provides a blood supply to the cancer cell.

Apart from improving liver function, turmeric can also protect the heart and blood vessels. Prevents oxidation of cholesterol. This oxidized cholesterol forms plaques that accumulate in the blood vessels. It also directs genes in liver cells to create more receptors for bad cholesterol. The more receptors that bad cholesterol binds to, the faster it is removed from the body. Because it is rich in pyridoxine, saffron prevents homocysteine ​​from accumulating. Homocysteine ​​directly damages blood vessels.

One of the more recent benefits to be gained from saffron is its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, making it useful for those with a predisposition to Alzheimer's disease and preventing further deterioration in those with multiple sclerosis. It is believed that it prevents the production of interleukin, a protein that destroys myelin, the protective covering of nerves. Its bisdemethoxycurmin is capable of boosting the immunity of Alzheimer's patients by eliminating their beta-amyloid plaques.

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As a food, saffron is very safe. However, when taking as a supplement, try to stick to the recommended dosages. Long-term use of turmeric can cause severe irritation of the digestive tract, or worse, develop ulcers. People with gallstones and problems with the bile ducts should consult their doctors before taking turmeric. Nor should it be consumed fifteen days (two weeks) before surgery, since turmeric can exert an anticoagulant effect.

Due to these effects, be careful when taking turmeric with medications. It can prevent antacids from being effective. It can also make diabetes medicines more powerful, which can increase your risk of low blood sugar. Likewise, anticoagulant drugs (aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, heparin or diclofenac) can be synergized by saffron. Herbs such as angelica, cloves, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, ginseng, and willow also thin the blood when used with turmeric.

How for use saffron

Southeast Asians incorporate turmeric powder to add color and flavor to their dishes. Indonesians and Indians use turmeric leaves to wrap and cook their food to give the dish a distinctive flavor. In the Far East, pickles contain fresh saffron softened with vinegar. Persians cook it with just about anything, while South Africans add it to cooked rice.

Commercial preparations are sold as capsules, fluid extracts, or tinctures. Bromelain is added to increase its absorption and enhance its anti-inflammatory effects. About 1.5 to 3 grams of freshly cut or dried root can be consumed in divided doses per day. For standardized cucurmin powder in capsules, 400 to 600 milligrams can be given three times a day. Fluid extracts and tinctures dissolve in water. For fluid extracts, 30 to 90 drops, while tinctures can be 15 to 30 drops every 6 hours daily.

When using turmeric supplements, the dosage is important. For dyspepsia, 500 milligrams are taken every six hours. For osteoarthritis and rheumatism, take 500 milligrams every 12 hours.

Fresh turmeric can be stored in the refrigerator. Once harvested, turmeric is typically boiled for several hours. It is then dried in a hot oven. As soon as they cool down; they are ground to a fine powder and stored in airtight containers in a cool, dark place.

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The most common active ingredient in turmeric is cucurmin. This yellow-orange pigment has potent anti-inflammatory activity comparable to synthetic drugs such as hydrocortisone and ibuprofen.

The most recent studies on turmeric focus on comparing it as an alternative to synthetic drugs. A study conducted in 2008 showed that the effect of saffron is comparable to that of atorvastatin. In 2009, research published how saffron was 100,000 times more powerful than metformin in keeping insulin levels under control. A 2011 study indicated that turmeric has a similar effect to fluoxetine and imipramine in relieving depression.

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uvaChapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (53)Uva ursi is a small shrub known as a kidney medicine and antimicrobial. Many know it as bearberry and it has the scientific name of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Other common names are beargrape, hogberry, manzanita, mountain box, rockberry, and sandberry. Bears love to eat the edible but tart fruit, hence the name.

Growing uva osseous

Uva ursi is a small shrub that grows close to the ground. It can grow from about two inches to less than a foot in height. Its leaves are glossy, smooth, and evergreen with a lighter underside. The small, thick, tough leaves remain green for one to two years before falling off. They are arranged alternately on stems that turn red when planted in full sun or green in shady areas. These stems gradually turn brown and woody as they mature. Pink or white flowers bloom in spring. These urn-shaped flowers grow in clusters and eventually bear fleshy fruits. The fruit is a smooth, shiny red berry. It grows until early winter and contains one to five hard seeds. Seeds must be scraped from their shells before sowing.

Uva ursi has been used medicinally since the 2nd century. Native Americans used it as a remedy for urinary problems. It has also been used as an ingredient in Native American tobacco blends known as kinnikinnick, where it is mixed with other herbs and tobacco for a narcotic or stimulant effect. Uva ursi is distributed throughout the northern hemisphere and in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and North America.

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Before the discovery of sulfa drugs and antibiotics, uva ursi was used as an antimicrobial for urinary tract infections. In addition to infections, uva ursi is also given as a mild diuretic, laxative, and for bronchitis. The diuretic effect has made it a natural antihypertensive and a possible herbal alternative for people suffering from congestive heart failure. When combined with other herbs such as hops and mint, uva ursi is prescribed for bedwetting. He was also prescribed prednisolone and dexamethasone to control arthritis. Some herbalists have used the herb to prevent infection after childbirth, as well as to strengthen the muscles involved in childbirth.

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Uva ursi contains hydroquinone, which is toxic to the liver. You should never use more than 25 days of uva ursi medicine in a year. When taken long term, it can cause eye problems such as thinning of the retina, shortness of breath, seizures, and death, as well as liver problems.

Side effects of using uva ursi are nausea and vomiting, irritability, greenish-brown discoloration of the urine, and insomnia. People with certain conditions should not use this herb. Pregnant and lactating women, including those suffering from high blood pressure, Crohn's disease, high blood pressure, as well as kidney, liver or digestive problems.

Uva ursi supplements may also interact with some medications. Lithium-containing medications and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or mefenamic acid, may have enhanced effects when used with uva ursi. Along with the potentiated effects is the increased risk of overdose or side effects. Other supplements such as ascorbic acid and citrus juices can acidify the urine and lessen the effects of uva ursi.

How for use uva osseous

Only uva ursi leaves are used in herbal remedies. The young leaves are often harvested in spring and early summer, as they are also rich in tannins. It is then air dried with exposure to moderate heat before being dyed. Uva ursi tinctures are given in 2.5 to five milliliters two to three times a day.

Because uva ursi is toxic to children and some adults, it's best to talk to a doctor before taking it. Most dosages depend on the instructions on the label. The dried herb is often sold in capsules containing 400 to 800 milligrams of arbutin. A maximum dose of two to four grams per day is administered. For those who prefer teas, three grams of dried uva ursi leaves are steeped in 150 milliliters of water for 12 hours. It is then strained and served hot or cold every six to eight hours a day. When 15 grams of uva ursi leaves, aspen bark, and marshmallow root are combined, the mixture is infused in 475 milliliters of water and boiled for 20 minutes. It is then given for kidney stones or inflammation of the urinary bladder. People taking uva ursi by mouth should also drink a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water to alkalize the urine.

Its allantoin content, which has tissue-repairing properties, has made uva ursi leaves useful for cuts and scrapes, including back sprains. The allantoin content has been used in over-the-counter medications for cold sores and vaginal infections.

The use of uva ursi for inflammation of the lower urinary tract has been recognized by Commission E of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. Uva ursi should never be used for more than five days.

Studies them uva osseous

According to research, the active components of uva ursi in fighting infections are due to arbutin and hydroquinone. Its tannin content, such as gallic and ellagic acid, has the ability to dilute and contract the mucous membranes, which helps reduce infections and pain. In addition to these, it is also rich in flavonoids, including hyperoside, myricetin, quercetin, as well as allantoin, coumaric and malic acid. Some studies suggest that the herb works best at the first sign of infection and is most potent when the urine is alkaline; a lower pH can destroy its antibacterial effects.

There is data to suggest that uva ursi taken with dandelion may reduce the risk of urinary tract infection recurrence in women. However, more studies are being done to see if this combination is safe for long-term use, since uva ursi can damage the liver when taken for some time.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (54)Valerian is a flowering herb known for its stinky roots that have calming and sedative effects. Its scientific name is Valeriana officinalis, and it is also known by its common names: cura, garden heliotrope, vandal root, capon's tail, and rubble wall.

Growing valerian

Valerian originates from Europe and some parts of northern Asia, but was introduced to North America. It grows along swampy forests and borders ditches and rivers. The plant is often seen conspicuously during the summer when its small, fragrant, white or slightly purplish-pink flowers are in bloom, clad in its dark green leaves and set high above the usual vegetation by its tall, hollow stems. The flowers usually bloom in late spring. The root is light grayish-brown in color and has a slight aroma when fresh. Valerian dried roots give off a strong odor.

Profits of valerian

Valerian is a popular home remedy for insomnia, an alternative herbal remedy to prescription sedatives. It has also been given for anxiety and gastrointestinal pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The relaxing effect it produces has benefited people suffering from anxiety, agitation and stress. It has also been taken for concentration problems, headaches, emotional distress, and spasms caused by menstruation.

Although there is not enough scientific data to support it, people with seizures, tremors, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), postmenopausal hot flashes, including those with muscle and joint pain, have claimed to benefit from the use of valerian. According to most herbalists, valerian is a versatile nerve tonic, and its effect varies depending on the individual and the situation in which it is used.

It has been used as an aromatic and diuretic during the times of ancient Greece and Rome. In medieval times, it was used as an anticonvulsant for different types of epilepsy. Germany's Commission E recognized valerian for its mild sedative effects. The US Food and Drug Administration has listed valerian as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

What for vea For for

Many people can tolerate valerian because few side effects have been reported. Drowsiness or dizziness are the most common, especially upon awakening. Large doses of valerian will cause an upset stomach, lethargy, mental dullness, or mild depression. Driving or operating heavy machinery or engaging in any activity that requires mental concentration should be done with caution or avoided if possible.

Other people have a different reaction to valerian, as they may become anxious and restless instead of calm and sleepy. Although valerian does not cause dependence or any type of withdrawal syndrome, some people have reported withdrawal symptoms when taking valerian for very long periods of time. The use of valerian for more than a month should be evaluated by a health professional, since a gradual reduction of the dose is necessary.

Valerian can interact with some medications. The herb can slow down the way the liver metabolizes certain medications. Drugs can build up in the body and lead to an overdose. Medications such as antihistamines, some antifungals, and medications to control high cholesterol rely on liver enzymes for use by the body. Medications that cause sedation, alcohol, and anesthetics may have enhanced effects when used with valerian. Sedative medications can be adjusted by a healthcare professional, but those scheduled for surgery or any medical and dental procedures should reduce their valerian dosage at least one month beforehand.

How for use valerian

Valerian supplements vary in terms of their standardized content of 0.3 to 0.8 percent valerenic and valeric acids. Other supplements contain ground valerian root. It can also be expressed in fresh juice. It can be sold in capsules, pills, teas, and tinctures. Commercial preparations combine valerian with sedative herbs, such as hops, passion flower, skullcap, or lemon balm.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), valerian can be taken in doses of 400 to 900 milligrams, at least 30 minutes to two hours before bedtime. Once sleep improves, valerian can be taken for another two to six weeks. Teas can be made by steeping a cup of boiling water in two to three grams of dried valerian root for five to 10 minutes. The tinctures are administered in doses of four to six milliliters, while the fluid extract is ingested in a dose of one to two milliliters.

A 200-milligram dose of dry powdered valerian extract every six to eight hours daily for anxiety. Alternatively, two cups of valerian tea mixed in a full tub of warm water makes for a calming and relaxing bath. A mixture of valerian, nutmeg and lemon oils in ammonia is listed in the British Pharmacopoeia as a stimulant.

Most of the products that treat insomnia contain valerian with other herbs. A product containing 120 milligrams of valerian extract and 80 milligrams of lemon balm extract is given three times a day for up to one month. Another formulation contains 187 milligrams of valerian extract and 41.90 milligrams of hops per pill taken two pills at a time before bed for four weeks.

Studies them valerian

Some components of valerian have already been identified. It is rich in actinidin, chatinin, timidity, valerianin, valerenic acid, and valerine alkaloids, including hesperidin, apigenin, and linarin flavanones. It also contains gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), valtrate and isovaltrate, which are said to have medicinal effects. The root-derived oil appears yellowish-green to brownish-yellow in color, often pungent and earthy like old cheese.

Although the exact mechanism of action of valerian has not yet been determined, scientists hypothesize that valerian increases the amount of GABA in the brain. With GABA in the system, nerve cells are regulated and produce a calming effect, similar to benzodiazepines like diazepam.

The herb is a popular, safe, and gentle alternative for insomniacs. One of the best designed studies on valerian showed that it is more effective than placebo at 14 days. After 28 days, sleep quality improved significantly, which means it may take some time before someone can benefit from valerian.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (55)Wintergreen is a small shrub that is valued medicinally for the essential oil in its leaves. Its scientific name is Gaultheria procumbens and it is also known by its common names such as eastern blackberry, mountain tea, ivory plum, red haddock, chinks, deer, wax curls or squaw vine. The term wintergreen can also refer to other plants totally unrelated to it. Moxie plum, shallot, pipsissewa, and arctic starflower may also be called wintergreen, as they remain green and lush even through winter.

Growing gaulteria

Wintergreen is a creeping grass native to North America and is related to the heath family, which includes blueberries, azaleas, and rhododendrons. Often found over large tracts of sandy plains and in montaneous regions. It grows in moist, humus-rich soil under shade. It can withstand low temperatures.

Wintergreen berry seeds should be stored in sub-zero temperatures with moisture for four to ten weeks before planting. The soil must be enriched with lime-free fertilizer and in the shade. The seeds will germinate in one to two months if they are kept at a temperature of 20ºC and sufficient humidity. It can then be transferred to individual plots after they reach a height of at least 25 millimeters. It can also be propagated from the roots, which grow from seedlings in late spring or summer. It can be planted initially in clusters and separated after it has developed its own roots.

Wintergreen shrub grows low to the ground 4 to 6 inches tall. Its evergreen leaves are somewhat oval and an inch or two long and half an inch wide and have a characteristic minty fragrance. The glossy leaves are glossy green but pale below. It usually appears pale green or yellowish in color when young and is elliptical in shape with slightly jagged edges. As it matures, the leaves become rubbery and shiny. The stems are tough and somewhat woody. Hanging bell-shaped white flowers bloom at the base of the leaves, usually in late spring. Eventually, it produces edible, berry-like fruits that also have a mint flavor.

Profits of gaulteria

Although popular as a flavoring, wintergreen has been applied as a topical analgesic and rubefacient in preparations for the treatment of muscle and joint pain. It has also been used as a diuretic and is prescribed to people with chronic mucosal secretions. Stimulates milk flow and menstruation. The leaves are used for tea or to flavor. As a flavoring, it is often mixed with eucalyptus and menthol. The tea relieves flatulence and colic.

What for vea For for

Taking large chronic doses of oil of wintergreen will irritate the stomach and eventually cause death. Using natural oil of wintergreen can cause rashes and hives because it is easily absorbed by the skin. That's why many people prefer synthetic wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, or sweet birch oil, which are almost identical.

Although Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), oil of wintergreen should never be used by children and by people with known allergies to any of its components. People with asthma or any form of gastrointestinal irritation and inflammation should also avoid this herb or any of its extracts. Wintergreen oil should not be used for more than three continuous days, month to month.

Wintergreen and methyl salicylate may also potentiate the effects of warfarin or any drug that has an anticoagulant effect. The oil can also cause poisoning, which can be characterized by ringing in the ears, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and nervous system problems.

How for use gaulteria

Since too much wintergreen is lethal, the instructions on the manufacturer's label must be followed exactly. A dose of oil of wintergreen is given in five milliliters, which is equivalent to about seven grams of salicylate or about 21.5 adult aspirin tablets. Wintergreen oil is lethal when taken orally.

To make an infusion, boiling water is poured over the wintergreen leaves and left to steep for a few days. The liquid in which the leaves were soaked can be heated or cooled as needed before use. The dried leaves are taken in 500 to 1,000 milligrams, while the liquid extract of the leaves can be made from one part leaves to one part 25 percent ethanol and takes 0.5 to 1.0 milliliters three times a day. The leaf tea can be gargled for sore throats, douched for leucorrhoea, and as a soaked compress for sore and irritated skin. You can soak a teaspoon of wintergreen leaves in a cup of boiling water and drink once a day. The tincture can be taken in a dosage of 5 to 15 drops.

Native American Indians have applied wintergreen leaves directly to the skin to treat back pain, rheumatism, fever, headache, and sore throat. The edible tart berries were used in cakes. The Inuit ate the fruits raw. The leaves were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolution and also to relieve colds and muscle aches. It has also been administered for nephritis and affections of the bladder.

Although wintergreen leaves can be harvested throughout the year, the best time is usually summer. The leaves are often air-dried in the shade before use. Once dried, the leaves are stored in airtight containers that protect from light to prevent the volatile oil from evaporating. The berries can be harvested during the spring and fall.

Studies them gaulteria

Initially, the leaves were recognized by the United States Pharmacopeia, but recently the oil obtained from the leaves has been made official. This volatile oil is often obtained by distillation and is 99% methyl salicylate, with the remaining components identified as gaulterylene, salicylic acid, and a mixture of alcohols, aldehydes or ketones, and esters. Wintergreen oil is not inherent to the plant, as it is a product of fermentation between water and gaultherin. To extract the oil, the leaves are soaked for 12 to 24 hours before being distilled.

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Bruxa Hazel -Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (56)Witch hazel is a small tree widely used for its astringent effect. Its scientific name is Hamamelis virginiana and it is also known by its common names wizard's wand, crackling hazel, spotted alder, tobacco wood and winter flower. The term "witch hazel" comes from a Greek word meaning like an apple tree. It is called witch hazel because it was once the preferred wood for dowsing wands.

Growing witch hazelnut

Witch hazel is a small, woody tree native to North America. The leaves are similar to those of the hazelnut, hence the name.

Witch hazel has a dense mass of stems at its base. Its light brown bark is smooth, and the inner bark is reddish-purple. Smaller branches often start out a soft pale orange-brown color with white dots that eventually darken or turn reddish-brown. The branches are flexible and rough with pale green wood. The broad leaves are oval with an oblique base and a rounded apex marked with a wavy toothed margin. The leaves are odorless but have a bitter aromatic taste. The leaves fall in autumn and the flowers appear. The golden yellow flowers have four ribbon-shaped petals and grow in clusters. Blooms from mid-autumn to late fall. The fruit is hard and woody, almost like a nut, which splits when ripe to expel its two shiny black seeds.

Profits of witch hazelnut

Witch hazel has been used for diarrhea, tuberculosis, colds, fevers, tumors, and some cancers. When applied topically, the astringent effect of witch hazel is beneficial for itching, pain, swelling, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bruises, insect bites, and minor burns.

Commercial preparations containing witch hazel are mainly astringent to firm the skin. Some formulations have been used to slow or stop bleeding. It can be found in medications for insect bites and stings, teething, hemorrhoids, or areas of skin that itch, irritate, or hurt.

What for vea For for

Witch hazel is generally safe for most adults when applied directly to the skin. However, some people may experience mild irritation or burning. Read the label before using commercial witch hazel products, as some contain isopropyl alcohol, which is poisonous if swallowed.

While most traditional uses of witch hazel may mention use as a tea, taking witch hazel by mouth is not recommended due to its high tannin content, and the toxicity of the tannin content when consumed has not been scientifically studied. It may be safe when taken in small doses, but there is a tendency to experience stomach upset. Large doses can damage the liver as it contains safrole, which is also classified as a carcinogen.

How for use witch hazelnut

Dried witch hazel leaves, bark, and twigs are used for herbal remedies. North American Indians made poultices for bruises and painful blows. A poultice made from the leaves and bark is an effective folk remedy for hemorrhoids, as it also relieves pain. Witch hazel can be applied every two hours or after every bowel movement for itching and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids and similar anal conditions. It is also used for bruising, pain, and swelling. It can also be made into enemas and suppositories. Ointments and compresses made from distilled extracts of the leaves and young leaves of witch hazel are used for varicose veins, insect bites, swollen eyelids, and bleeding.

The astringent effect of witch hazel makes it effective when ingested for diarrhea, dysentery, and mucus discharge. A decoction is given for the development of asthma or tuberculosis, inflamed urethra, conjunctivitis, heavy menstruation and weakness caused by miscarriage. Tea made from the leaves and bark is good for bleeding and intestinal problems.

Witch hazel can also be used with other herbs. A gargle made with liquid extracts of witch hazel, myrrh and cloves can soothe a sore throat or can be applied to the baby's gums during teething. A mouthwash with witch hazel and myrrh has been used to heal infected gums. A cotton swab soaked in witch hazel, goldenseal, and calendula tea can be inserted into the outer ear to cure swimmer's ear. Tea made with witch hazel, chamomile, peppermint, and thyme can be taken for stomach flu.

Most witch hazel dosages are based primarily on traditional herbal remedies. A fresh leaf concentrate is administered in two to 11 milliliters. It is then mixed with equal parts glycerin for hemorrhoids. Witch hazel liquid extract is prepared by preparing dried leaves with alcohol and is administered six to 18 drops, applied externally for varicose veins and three to six drops for hemorrhoids. Hamamelin, a powdered extract of the bark, is administered in 30 to 130 milligrams and when mixed with 65 to 195 milligrams of cocoa, makes a good suppository for hemorrhoids. A tincture made from the bark is given as an enema, four milliliters of the tincture mixed with 85 milliliters of cold water as an enema for hemorrhoids. Witch hazel lotion is made with 7.5 milliliters of water mixed with 28 milliliters of the extract.

Studies them witch hazelnut

The tannin content of witch hazel is responsible for its astringent action. The leaves contain tannic and gallic acid, proanthocyanidins, ellagitannins, and small amounts of essential oil containing safrole and ionon. The bark contains partially amorphous and crystalline tannins, gallic acid, phytosterols, resins, fats and bitter principles. The hammameltannins in the bark also contain catechins. It also has quercetin and kaempferol flavonoids, saponins, and phenolic acids.

There is scientific data showing that witch hazel is possibly effective in stopping minor bleeding. Using the bark, leaf, or water on the skin can close open capillaries and skin. Its astringent effect has also been found to be helpful in relieving itching, irritation, discomfort, and burning caused by hemorrhoids and other similar anal conditions. It is also effective in relieving irritated skin, but not as potent as hydrocortisone.

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Chapter 2: ABOUT THE AUTHOR - The Herbal Medicine Bible: Healing, Life-Saving Herbs for All Illnesses: Easy Herbal Remedies for Over 100 Ailments (57)Yarrow is an astringent flowering herb that is a popular herbal remedy for wounds, cuts, and abrasions. Its scientific name is Achillea millefolium and it is also known by other common names such as bloodroot, carpenter's weed, death flower, devil's nettle, field hops, gentleman's yarrow, stanchweed, old man's pepper, mile seal, and deer's weed. snake. The term "Achillea" refers to Achilles, a Greek hero who used the plant to heal his wounds, while "millefolium" when translated means "from a thousand leaves", which refers to the small leaves of the herb. feather-like.

Growing strudel

Yarrow is a plant native to the northern hemisphere. It is often found from sea level to altitudes around 11,500 feet. It is commonly found in open grasslands and woodlands. It also grows in meadows, pastures, and roadsides.

Yarrow has several upright stems that can grow up to about a meter in height. The leaves are distributed along the stems in the form of a feather, where the leaves in the middle are the largest while those at both ends decrease in size in a whorl. Each leaf is between two and eight inches long, with two or three needle-like points. The flowers are arranged in flattened clusters, four to nine in a cluster. Each little flower can be pink or white. The fruits are small, single, and dry, similar to sunflowers and dandelions. All grass has a strong sweet odor reminiscent of chrysanthemums and is slightly hairy with silky white hairs that lie flat.

Yarrow can grow even in poor soil, but prefers well-draining soil in full sun. Its flowers bloom from May to June, but active growth occurs in spring. Its seeds need light and will germinate when planted no more than a quarter inch deep. It needs a temperature of 18 to 24'C before it can sprout. Its relatively short lifespan can be extended by dividing the root every spring every other year. Its rhizomes can be planted a meter or three away. It has been cultivated as a companion plant because it repels pests, prevents erosion, and improves soil quality.

Profits of strudel

Yarrow is an herbal antibiotic and antispasmodic, making them an effective home remedy for minor cuts and scrapes. It also favors the excretion of water in the form of sweat, salivation and urination, a useful property to control hypertension and relax smooth muscles.

Yarrow has been beneficial for people suffering from gastrointestinal problems such as poor appetite, diarrhea, dysentery, bloating, gas, and mild stomach cramps. It has also been valuable for fever, the common cold, and hay fever. The fresh leaves are chewed for toothache while applied to the skin for hemorrhoids and wounds. It has also been mixed in soaking baths to relieve painful pelvic cramps in women and to stimulate menstruation.

What for vea For for

People allergic to chrysanthemums, daisies, ragweed, and other similar flowers are likely to be hypersensitive to yarrow and its extracts, whether taken internally or applied to the skin. Its lactone content can trigger an allergy. The herb can also make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light.

As yarrow can relax smooth muscles, pregnant women should never take this herb because it can relax the uterus and lead to miscarriage. Animal studies have shown that yarrow may also reduce fetal weights and cause sperm abnormalities in rats. It should not be used by individuals scheduled for surgery or a medical procedure that may involve bleeding.

Yarrow can also interact with certain medications and dietary supplements. It can contradict the effect of anticoagulant drugs such as aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin and other related drugs, as well as drugs that reduce stomach acid such as cimetidine, esomeprazole and the like. It can also increase the amount of lithium in the body due to its diuretic effect. Yarrow can also be a mild sedative, and medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, diazepam, zolpidem, and other related medications may have a greater effect.

How for use strudel

Young yarrow leaves are edible and can be eaten cooked or raw. It has a slightly bitter taste that mixes well in salads and as a flavoring preservative in beers. The flowers and leaves are made into tea, while the oil extracted from the flower heads can flavor soft drinks.

Native American medicine often includes yarrow in its list of herbal remedies. The Navajo chewed yarrow for toothaches and used its infusion for earaches. The Miwok, Pawnee, and Chippewa used it as a pain reliever and cold remedy. Yarrow tea was drunk by the Cherokee people to calm fever and induce restful sleep. The Iroquois and Mohegan tribes used it as a digestive aid. Traditional Chinese medicine used yarrow to affect organs, including energy channels. The people of the Scottish Highlands made it into ointments for wounds.

There is no standard dosage for yarrow. Most herbalists rely on age, health, and other conditions or traditional dosages. The most recommended doses are for adults. Yarrow flowers are given as a tea or infusion at a total dose of three grams per day. A teaspoon of the dried herb can be added to a cup of boiling water and steeped for 10 minutes. It is then strained and sweetened with honey and taken at bedtime for a restful sleep. A 1:1 ratio of yarrow extract to 25% ethanol is given one to four milliliters three times daily for menstrual bleeding, cramps, or pain. The dried herb is encapsulated or administered as an infusion of two to four grams every eight hours. A ratio of one part yarrow to five parts ethanol tincture of two to four milliliters is taken three times a day.

Studies them strudel

Yarrow has pyrrolidine betonycine and stachydrine alkaloids, flavonoids, and volatile principles such as pinene, camphor, cineole, caryophyllene, borneol, camphene, terpinene, limonene, sabinene, and azulene compounds such as chamazulene. It also contains salicylic acid, making it an effective pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.

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Growing up in a family of people who valued all that was natural, Arthur Bramble was genuinely intrigued by the fact that so many people looked to doctors' chemical options for solutions when all they needed was in nature. He was also puzzled by the fact that many of the drugs on the market today are extracts of some of the very herbs they were ignoring.

Herbal remedies are not only safer (when taken in the correct doses), but they tend to have longer lasting effects in the long run. He decided through this book to show that there really is no need to risk some dangerous side effect to get rid of a problem when herbs are there to help you relieve your symptoms in the safest way. The best part is that even some doctors today are considering herbs as solutions to their patients' problems.

Arthur stands by his work and is an excellent example of what herbs can do for the body, having used them for years to help with his arthritis and other problems. The book is a must for every household looking for natural solutions to health problems.


What does the Bible say about Herbal medicine? ›

In addition, God gives us the use of plants and herbs for curative care, both physical (2 Kings 20:7; Psalm 51:7) and emotional (Psalm 45:8; Genesis 43:11). Reflect on how people have used plants, seeds and herbs.

What are God's medicine healing herbs? ›

Only five species are mentioned directly as medicinal plants in the Bible: Fig (Ficus carica), Nard (Nardostachys jatamansi), Hyssop (Origanum syriacum), balm of Gilead (Commiphora gileadensis) and Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum).

What Scripture talks about herbs? ›

Luke 11:42. 42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

What are the 10 herbs that are proven and tested to have medicinal value? ›

Ten medicinal plants have been endorsed by the DOH-PITAHC, after they have been scientifically validated to ensure safety and efficacy. These are Acapulco, Ampalaya (Makiling variety), Lagundi (five leaflets), Bawang, Bayabas, Sambong, Niyug-niyogan, Tsaang-gubat, Yerba Buena, and Ulasimang bato (pansit-pansitan).

What are the top healing herbs in the Bible? ›

Only five species are mentioned directly as medicinal plants in the Bible: Fig (Ficus carica), Nard (Nardostachys jatamansi), Hyssop (Origanum syriacum), balm of Gilead (Commiphora gileadensis) and Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum).

What did God say about herbs in the Bible? ›

Vulgate: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for food.

What is the most powerful medicinal herb? ›

5 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants
  • Turmeric.
  • Ashwagandha.
  • Ginger.
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil)
  • Flax Seeds.
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What are the seven healing herbs in the Bible? ›

Plants mentioned in the Bible and known as medicinal in Egypt and Mesopotamia include: Myrtle (Myrtus commnis), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera), Pomegranate (Punica granatum), Garlic (Allium sativa), Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) and Cedar (Cedrus libani).

What is God's gift of healing? ›

In Christian theology, the Gifts of healing are among the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12. As an extraordinary charism, gifts of healing are supernatural enablements given to a believer to minister various kinds of healing and restoration to individuals through the power of the Holy Spirit.

What herbs were brought to Jesus? ›

John 19:39-40, “And there came also Niccodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night and bought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight. They took the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews to bury the dead.”

What does God say about medicine in the Bible? ›

He replied, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick' (Matthew 9:12). Jesus recognised that sick people need doctors. He did not condemn using doctors and 'earthly remedies'. Yes, Jesus performed many healing miracles while he was on Earth.

What herbs are considered holy? ›

Cedar, sage, sweetgrass, and tobacco are sacred to Indigenous people across North America. These herbs are used to treat many illnesses and are crucial in many ceremonies.


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