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Rhus Tox

I thought interesting to find a product from poison ivy is used to treat poison ivy

Notes Found on Rhus Toxicodendron: is often the remedy in Backache, Body aches during flu, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sprains. Whether the pain is from an old injury or not, consider Rhus tox. Lifting heavy loads that cause bruised and sprained pains. Overlifting, with the sudden “crick” in the back, with pain worse with raising arms above the head.

Rhus Tox is from Poison Ivy. Rhus Tox is a remedy for skin ailments such as, shingles hives, fever blisters, chicken pox, poison ivy , and rashes with poison ivy appearance.
Keynote is: red spots, very itchy, with burning and swollen vesicles.

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Grass Fed Meats

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Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots

by Mary Howard, RN

We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal’s feed and living conditions. We’ll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy.

Mind, Body, Spirit

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Living Better Longer: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

by Mary Howard, RN

Can you control your destiny? Well, maybe or maybe not but there are a few things you can do to help it along. Let’s look at physical drains and how they affect the mind and spirit and emotional drains and how they affect the physical body.

Berries: Very Nutritious and Very Berry Good

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by Mary Howard, RN

Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries are all very healthy. Besides containing Vitamin C they also contain Antioxidants. Antioxidants break down harmful molecules in the body that lead to age related illnesses. Among 40 other fruits and vegetables, blueberries are the highest in these Antioxidant properties.

Wt Loss

MaryIs Your Weight Loss Program What it Should be?

by Mary Howard, RN

There are a few things you should consider to be sure the weight loss program you have chosen is as safe and effective as it can be. Also, there are effects that you may see, besides weight loss, while you are on a weight loss program.

Heart Smart

MaryLets Get Heart Smart: Risk Factors of Heart Related Illness

 by Mary Howard, RN

There is new evidence that shows dietary intake of fat and cholesterol, such as fat meat and eggs, may not be the culprit to heart related illness. Carbohydrates and Homocysteine levels may be some of the important culprits. We’ll also look at some other factor to lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure.

Berries

bilberryBilberry is any of several species of low-growing shrubs, bearing edible berries. Bilberries are distinct from blueberries but closely related to them. Bilberries are found in very acidic, nutrient-poor soils throughout the temperate and subarctic regions of the world. The fruit is smaller than that of the blueberry but with a fuller taste. Bilberries are darker in colour, and usually appear near black with a slight shade of purple. Bilberries are extremely difficult to grow and are thus seldom cultivated.
Bilberries are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, some of which have antioxidant activity. Often associated with improvement of night vision.

 

Juniper-CedarCedar berry is obtained from the species of evergreen coniferous tree known Juniperus monosperma. It seems to be help with pancreas and improved insulin use.
The cedar boughs can be steeped into a tea that is somewhat cleansing to the system and contains vitamin C. The same tea concentrated can be used for poultices for rheumatic pains. It is also used for foot-baths and hand-baths.

juniperJuniper berries are a diuretic and were also thought to be an appetite stimulant and a remedy for rheumatism and arthritis.
Currently, the juniper berry is being researched as a possible treatment for diet-controlled diabetes, as it releases insulin from the pancreas.
An essential oil extracted from juniper berries is used in aromatherapy and perfumery

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Goldenseal

goldensealGoldenseal is often used as a multi-purpose remedy, and is thought to possess many different medicinal properties. In addition to being used as a topical antimicrobial, it is also taken internally as a digestion aid, and may remove canker sores when gargled. Goldenseal may be purchased in salve, tablet, tincture form, or as a bulk powder. Goldenseal is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs it is blended or formulated with.

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), also called orangeroot or yellow puccoon, is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States. It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock. The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to the yellow rhizome. The plant bears two palmate, hairy leaves with 5–7 double-toothed lobes and single, small, inconspicuous flowers with greenish white stamens in the late spring. It bears a single berry like a large raspberry with 10–30 seeds in the summer.

Burdock

burdockIt contains a fair amount of dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, amino acids. It contains a polyphenol oxidase, which causes its darkened surface and muddy harshness by formingtannin-iron complexes.

Burdock is believed to be agalactagogue, a substance that increases lactation, but it is sometimes recommended to be avoided during pregnancy based on animal studies that show components of burdock to cause uterus stimulation

Folk herbalists considered dried burdock to be a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying agent.

Burdock is a traditional medicinal herb that is used for many ailments. Burdock root oil extract, also called Bur oil, is currently used in Europe under the belief that it is a useful scalp treatment. Modern studies indicate that burdock root oil extract is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids.

From Wikipedia.

Kava Kava

kavakavaThe roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative and anesthetic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity.

Kava is chewed by some to relieve symptoms of throat pain, as it produces a “numbing” effect on the tongue and throat. Kava has been reported to improve cognitive performance and promote a cheerful mood.

Info found on Wikipedia.

Ginkgo Biloba

GinkgobilobajpgGinkgo is one of the oldest living tree species. The extract of ginkgo leaves is used medicinally in North America, where it’s one of the most popular medicinal herbs, and many other countries around the world. In traditional Chinese medicine, the seeds of the ginkgo tree are used.

Ginkgo leaves are believed to contain compounds that thin blood and help to improve muscle tone in the walls of blood vessels. This may enhance blood flow.

Ginkgo leaf products may affect blood sugar levels, so people with diabetes should only be used under the supervision of a health care provider.

Why Do People Use Ginkgo?

  • To improve memory
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • To enhance blood circulation

Benefits of Increased Vegetable Intake

Research has shown that the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (additional compounds in plants – like antioxidants) of vegetables and fruits have great health benefits and may even:
• Naturally increase your energy level
• Assist your weight-loss efforts by reducing your appetite and improving your metabolism
• Reduce inflammation and help relieve your stiff joints and achy muscles
• Lower your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke
• Protect your vision from age-related vision loss and blindness (ARMD)
• Help you maintain strong bones
• Support your immune function and increase your resistance to infections
• Reduce allergy symptoms without drowsiness
• Improve your mental acuity, protecting your mind and memory
• Detoxify toxic metals and chemicals
• Help slow aging of your skin and dulling of your hair
• Restore healthy digestion

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Why Herbs?

1. What are Herbs?

  • Herbs are the highest quality food known to man containing vitamin, minerals and trace elements in natural balance and harmony.

2. Why use Herbs?

  • It is our sincere belief that our Creator put herbs upon the earth to maintain and restore our health. We believe that herbs get to the cause of health problems.

3. Are there bad side effects with using herbs?

  • No, but some people experience cleansing action on the body when first using herbs (such as nausea, diarrhea, aches, etc.). It is this detoxifying process that helps bring the body into a state of health.

4. Do I treat herbs like drugs?

  •  (for example: small dosages, caution in mixing & possible overdose)
  • Herbs are FOOD, not drugs. Herbs can be taken in large quantities with no harmful side effects. Mixing herbs has less of a side effect than eating different foods together. Therefore, you can take all the herbs you want to get greater health benefits. Most chemical drugs can be taken at the same time as hers, but is preferable to take at different times.

5. How many herbs should I take and for how long?

  • When using a new her, begin with a recommended dosage and observe how your body reacts to it. If you do not receive the desires result, increase of decrease the dosage accordingly. When herbs are used for restoring health, dosages will need to be five-to-seven times that which is required for maintaining health. Depending of course on the ailment and the severity of it.

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