Saturday, October 27, 2012

Medicine chest building ~ Assorted ailments~

Panic attack

Sleeplessness and Insomnia
Job-related stress
Panic attacks
Uncontrollable urge to tie your own children in their beds

2 parts Chamomile
1 part Jasmine
1 part Hops
1 part Lavender
1 part Yerba Santa
1 part Gota Kola
1 part St. John's Wort

Place all herbs in a tea ball or bag, put in your nicest or most
favorite cup or mug, and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10
Remove tea ball or bag, and add sugar, honey, sweetener, milk, cream
or whatever, to taste.


Neutralizing Tea

Use a teaspoon or two for nausea, gas pains, dyspepsia, tenesmus, diarrhea AND constipation. An elegant pharmaceutical that may be the single closest thing to auniversal GI tonic. Unfortunately it is no longer made by any American manufacturer.

Rhubarb Tincture 80 ml
Cinnamon Tincture 64 ml
Hydrastis Tincture 40 ml
Spirit of Peppermint 8 ml
Potassium carbonate 16 grams
Simple Syrup 250 ml
Diluted alcohol (50%) 550 ml

Step 1. Dissolve 16 grams of potassium carbonate in 250 ml Simple Syrup
Step 2. Mix the tinctures, spirit and diluted alcohol.
Step 3. Mix both liquids, stirring or blending and desolved dissolved.
Step 4. Add additional diluted alcohol to the total (if necessary) to bring the total volume to 1000 ml.

Laxative tea

Psyllium Seed 3 parts
Licorice Root 3 parts
Rhubarb Root 2 parts
Senna Pods (crushed) 2 parts
Angelica Root 2 parts

Drink as a simple infusion in evening.


Colon Tonic

Stimulates peristalsis for chronic constipation of long duration. 2 "00" caps with water, morning and evening. When feces soften up go to 1 capsule twice a day

Cascara Sagrada 2 parts
Oregon Grape 2 parts
Cayenne 1 part
Ginger Root 1 part
Lobelia 1 part
Rhubarb Root 1 pt.

mix and put powered product into number #00 caps. Which you can buy at health food stores on herb shops


A tinture for piles

Dose, a wine glassful three times a day. Celandine ointment to be applied at same time.

1 OZ. Long-leaved Plantain,
1 OZ. Dandelion root,
1/2 oz. Polypody root,
1 OZ. Shepherd's Purse.

1 OZ. of tincture of Rhubarb
3 pints of water

Combine and add to 3 pints of water, boil down to half the quantity, strain, and add 1 OZ. of tincture of Rhubarb.

Celadine oitment:
It is also used externally as an ointment, made from the bruised herb with fresh lard, applied locally night and morning, or in the form of poultices, fomentations, or in suppositories.

A most excellent ointment has been recommended for external abscesses, etc., made from Pilewort, Elder-buds, House-leek, and leaves of the Broad Plantain, prepared in the early spring, when the Pilewort is in flower.


Menstual cramp tea

For 8 days before, and during menstruation, drink 3 cups every 24 hours. Drink hot or cold, sugared or not.

1/2 oz. chamomile flowers
1/2 oz. clover flowers
1/2 oz. mint flowers
1/2 oz. orange flowers
1 oz. linden flowers
1 oz. valerian root

Mix the above herbs and sore in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

For the brew:
Throw in 2 pinches of the mixture into 1/2 liter boiling water. Let brew for
about 5 minutes then strain out the plant material.


Menstrual cramp compress

1/3 oz. chamomile flowers
1/3 oz. mauve
7/8 oz. clover flowers
1/3 oz. balm leaves
1/2 oz. linden leaves

Place the above into 1 liter of warm water. Boil for 3 minutes and then strain.
Apply warm or hot compresses well soaked in this preparation regularaly to the
lower abdomen.


For gall stones

1 oz. Parsley root,
1 oz. Balm herb,
1/2 oz. Ginger root,
1/2 oz. Liquorice root

Put in 2 quarts of water and gently simmer down to 1 quart,
strain and take a wine glassful every two hours.


Healing Body Powder

Powder made from Echinacea is use to heal skin rashes and even boils. It can be added to creams and infusions for the same affect. A nice natural baby powder, which will also heal and fight against dipper rash or heat rash, can be easily made.

You’ll Need;
1 8 oz Box Corn Starch
1 8 oz Box Baking Soda
4 oz of powdered Echinacea.

Put all 3 ingredients into a jar that you can put a lid on and shake it all
together until completely blended. This makes about 1 pound and can be
keep and used as any other powder.


Kidney stone tea

Kidney stones are mineral deposits made up of calcium, uric acid or the amino acid cysteine. There are numerous theories as to how these "stones" form, but no one knows for sure how it happens. Medical experts agree, however, that diet is certainly a factor. For instance, kidney stones develop in vegetarians and other people who eat plenty of fresh vegetables only about half as often as in those whose diet does not include these important foods. Obesity and repeated kidney infections are also risk factors. Even after an infection has passed, a small amount of debris remains in the kidneysmedical researchers suspect that the stones form
around this debris. You are also at greater risk of developing this problem if there is a history of kidney stones in your family.
In some herb books, it is said that lemon juice reduces the size of kidney stones, but most herbal remedies, including those based on lemon juice and hydrangea, do not actually dissolve stones. Instead, they help eliminate the stones and reduce or relieve the pain that occurs as they are eliminated.
The larger the stone, the more uncomfortable this can be. Herbs that reduce infection, pain and spasms are cramp bark, goldenrod and Joe-pye weed, aptly nicknamed "gravel root" for its ability to get rid of stones.
Goldenrod has received official recognition in Germany for its effectiveness in getting rid of kidney stones. Several species of the plant are used for this purpose throughout Europe, although it is not as popular in North America. This is too bad, considering that goldenrod is an excellent urinary
tract herb that grows wild throughout much of North America. Several scientific studies support goldenrod's action.
Agrimony, horsetail, yarrow, shepherd's purse, Saint-John's- wort and nettles can also be used to reduce bleeding caused by kidney stones.
At least 75 percent of kidney stones are composed of calcium combined with phosphate or oxalic acid. Medical experts believe that these stones result from an accumulation of unused calcium, and lack of exercise is generally thought to be a factor. A study conducted in 1973 showed that cranberries
help prevent stones in some people by reducing the excessive amounts of calcium commonly found in the urinary tract. There is some scientific evidence that this may also be true of rose hips, which have traditionally been used to ease various urinary tract infections. Since the calcium-phosphate stones are most common in alkaline urine, cranberries and
other herbs that acidify urine also help prevent stones.
Levels of the enzyme urease, which contributes to kidney stones, are increased by bacteria and the alkaline urine they produce. Studies on rosemary conducted in Paraguay, where this herb is an important folk medicine, showed that it almost completely inhibits urease.
If you are prone to kidney stones, play it safe and avoid such foods as rhubarb, spinach, beet greens, sorrel, green tea and chocolate. All of these are rich in oxalic acid. If you do eat these foods, try not to eat foods high in calcium at the same timethis means that spinach and cheese soufflé
or chocolate milk are especially problematic.
Uric acid stones are found in urine that is too acidic. If you get this type of stone, eat cherries, strawberries, apple juice, asparagus and nettles to make your urine more alkaline. Also consider changing your diet. One thing that can cause overly acidic urine is an overabundance of protein. The herbs meadowsweet, sarsaparilla, Joe-pye weed and plantain (which is widely used by the Chinese to treat kidney problems) help rid the kidneys of excess uric acid. This use for meadowsweet was acknowledged in a French medical journal in 1942.

2 teaspoons hydrangea root
1 teaspoon wild yam root
1 teaspoon cramp bark
1½ quarts water
1 teaspoon Joe-pye weed
½ teaspoon each corn silk, plantain leaf and yarrow leaf

Add hydrangea, wild yam and cramp bark to water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, add other herbs, cover pan and steep for at least 20 minutes. Strain and keep refrigerated. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily. If bleeding occurs, add 30 drops
shepherd's purse tincture to each cup of tea.
A tea is especially appropriate when treating a kidney infection because you should already be drinking plenty of water to keep kidneys flushed and help prevent the stones from forming. For convenience, you can also take this formula as a tincture; take 2 to 3 dropperfuls a day.


Lung Formula

4 parts fresh aralia root, chopped
3 parts grated fresh gingerroot
3 parts dried osha root, shredded or grated
2 parts fresh false Solomon's Seal root, chopped
2 parts fresh fennel, chopped
2 parts fresh Douglas Fir tips or Pine needles, chopped
2 parts fresh or dried rose hips
2 parts fresh organic oranges, chopped
2 parts Yerba Santa leaves, chopped
2 parts Malva leaves, chopped
Brandy or Everclear, diluted to 60% alcohol content

Make a tincture.

To Use: As a preventative tonic during cold & flue season, take 1-2
dropperfuls per day, a few days a week. After the onset of illness, take 1-2
dropperfuls 3-5 times per day.

Pain relief rub

Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sweet Marjoram all help to soothe aches and pains

4 drops Lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
3 drops Sweet Marjoram
2Tablespoons of carrier oil

Mix essential oils in carrier oil or lotion and massage areas of discomfort.


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