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Re: SOME COMMON HERBAL REMEDIES
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2010, 08:35:56 PM »
Valerian Root is listed as a highly beneficial herb for people with Type O blood.
It is supposedly not good for at least one blood type. Please refer to Eat Right For Your Type which has many references online.

I personally have really good benefits from it.
It is a very old herb and is used for sleep disorders and anxiety.
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History
Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Hippocrates described its properties, and Galen later prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_(herb)
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"During World War II, residents of Britain often used Valerian root to relieve the stress associated with bombing raids." 


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Re: SOME COMMON HERBAL REMEDIES
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2010, 08:59:47 PM »
Also used in Epileptics instead of Valium. Tastes nasty tho.

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Re: SOME COMMON HERBAL REMEDIES
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2010, 11:20:17 PM »
Also used in Epileptics instead of Valium. Tastes nasty tho.

That's right the references say it has been used fo seizure disorders.
Son and I call them the dirty dog pills because of the smell. Work great, though.
Use it for sleep.
Kids and I and my bros all seem to have a bit of a night owl cat person werewolf whatever you call it and the valerian helps me nod out. I should have taken some.
Lightning flash and some commotion woke me up ....

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Re: Various sites with medicinal herbs, etc.
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2010, 07:58:45 AM »
Barb, love the calcium magnesium drink, I use it all the time. I will add that it helps with constipation as well, especially the magnesium alone drink. Just to clear that up, you can get the fizzy drink in just magnesium, or calcium/magnesium combo. I didn't want it to be confusing.


Great idea on the hot sauce, never heard of that one.

Holy Basil If you have a lot of stress, physical and emotional, try holy basil (tulsi in India). This natural remedy is popular for its anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant properties, but most well-known for its success in relieving stress. Not only will holy basil reduce your stress level and help to calm those possibly- imploding emotions, this helpful herb will add to your immunity levels and protect you from other serious bodily complications in the future.  This is one I take pretty regular.

Olive Leaf extract. I asked a Naturopath Dr. and herbal specialist, what one herb should I get to fight flu last winter,he told me olive leaf extract. Although I didn't have to use it, I now keep it on hand just in case.
Although olive leaf extract is classed as an alternative herbal remedy, it can be helpful in the treatment of the common cold, flu, cold sores (herpes), ear infections, eye infections, nose and throat infections, impetigo, pink eye, parasites, and a host of bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

Hope these help someone,

Linda :)

Linda's post was worth a repeat.
The Holy Basil is be a good herb to stockpile for future times.
Surely, stress will be a daily occurrence. (As Linda said, basil is a remedy for several conditions.)
Here is one article on Holy Basil. Used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Posting here the little bit about precautions. This is also found in the article itself. - Yowbarb


Caution
"Dangers of holy basil are only cautionary. Experts advise that holy basil should not be used during pregnancy and lactation. Some herbalists recommend that holy basil should be used with caution in patients taking drugs such as acetaminophen (e.g., paracetamol) just as well.

Although there is no information available on general precautions, or specific safety measures, concerning medicinal and laboratory test interactions, or pediatric use, researchers suggest that holy basil should be administered in children only under medical supervision."
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So here's the whole article:
http://www.healthynewage.com/gardening-resources.htm

Holy basil, or tulsi (in Sanskrit)  is revered and worshipped by Hindus. Aside from its religious significance, the herb has a substantial medicinal connotation and is extensively used in ayurveda.
By Rajgopal Nidamboor

A tropical, much-branched herb, holy basil has small leaves with a pleasantly divine smell, aromatic taste, and purple flowers. There are two basil varieties: green and red. Red holy basil has a stronger smell.
Researchers suggest that holy basil contains powerful anti-inflammatory agents, which significantly reduce inflammation and enhance detoxification (a metabolic process for reducing toxins in the body). Holy basil also has anti-microbial properties, thanks to its oil content, eugenol, present in its leaves.
In laboratory studies, the oil of holy basil has been found to possess significant anti-inflammatory activity.
Holy basil has a reputation in respiratory tract infections too. Hence, researchers suggest that it can play an important role in the management of immunological disorders, such as allergy and asthmatic affections. Experts also praise the anti-spasmodic properties of holy basil due to its action in relieving abdominal pains. And, what’s most important — the herb, it is said, also helps lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Apart from India, the herb holds an important place in Surinam’s cultural tradition and medicine. Surinamese have, for long, used the juice of the leaves against fever, and also as an antidote for snake and scorpion bites.
Tonic Effect of Basil Leaf
Holy basil belongs to a plant group called adaptogens. Adaptogens are closely related to what are called phytomedicines - natural product remedies, long used to promote health, healing, and well-being. It is suggested that adaptogens help relieve stress and tension of daily life.
Adaptogenic herbs are known for various actions. This includes: anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, cardio-protective, immune system supportive, nerve revitalizing functions, and improved physical and mental stamina. In many studies, adaptogens seem to protect against the effects of radiation. They also reduce the side-effects of chemotherapeutic drugs, and increase our resistance to chemical carcinogens.
What actually defines adaptogenic herbs is their non-specific response in adjusting to stress and producing a biological state of balance. They also have the exclusive ability to change from stimulating to calming effects, based on the body’s needs. They not only correct bodily disturbances, they also boost our body’s resistance against multiple - physical, chemical, or environmental - stressors. And, the big advantage is - they are safe, and have no short- or long-term side-effects.
Holy basil is a prominent member of the adaptogen family.
Clinical Support of Holy Basil
Scientific data suggest the good value of holy basil in the treatment of arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, diabetes, fever, influenza, peptic ulcer, and rheumatism. Although clinical data have not been substantial, holy basil has been found to be useful in the treatment of pain, earache, epilepsy (fits), heart disease, malaria, sinusitis, snake bite, stomach-ache and vomiting. Holy basil, in ayurvedic medicine, has for long been used as a anti-worm remedy; it has also been favored to help stimulate lactation in nursing women, and prevent hair loss.
Studies have also shown holy basil’s analgesic activity in the treatment of bronchospasm and dyspnoea [respiratory distress, especially asthma].
Asthma
Oral administration of extracts of dried holy basil has been found to increase lung vital capacity and relieve labored breathing in asthmatic patients.
Reduces Glucose & Cholesterol
In a randomized, dummy pill-controlled study, the effects of dried holy basil leaves on the levels of blood glucose and serum cholesterol in 40 non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients were assessed. In patients, who received 2.5 gm of leaves [orally] daily, for 4 weeks, blood glucose levels, measured after fasting and eating, decreased by 17.6 per cent and 7.3 per cent, respectively. The mean total cholesterol levels were also found to be reduced slightly - by 6.5 per cent - during the treatment period.
Also, patients treated experienced no unpleasant after-effects.
Anti-Microbial Action
While some studies have reported encouraging results on the anti-microbial activity of holy basil extracts, there are other studies that have shown the herb to be a naturally potent anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic [fever-reducing] agent.
It is a well-known fact that our ancients favored the use of holy basil leaves in fever states.
Endocrinological & Anti-Ulcer Action
Holy basil is useful in the treatment of thyroid problems and liver affections. Extracts of holy basil leaves have been found to have significant anti-oxidant activity in a variety of studies. Researchers, therefore, suggest that holy basil can prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Toxicity
No generalized toxic patterns have been found by the long-term use of holy basil, so far.
Caution
Dangers of holy basil are only cautionary. Experts advise that holy basil should not be used during pregnancy and lactation. Some herbalists recommend that holy basil should be used with caution in patients taking drugs such as acetaminophen (e.g., paracetamol) just as well.
Although there is no information available on general precautions, or specific safety measures, concerning medicinal and laboratory test interactions, or pediatric use, researchers suggest that holy basil should be administered in children only under medical supervision.



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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2011, 08:44:38 AM »
This is posted also in the Survivalist Board.
http://www.health-answers.co.uk/tea_tree_oil.htm  Please Note article on tea tree oil and precautions

How To Make Tea Tree Oil -  eHow article
http://www.ehow.com/how_5136060_make-tea-tree-oil.html

How to Make Tea Tree Oil
By Kayla Lowe, eHow Contributor  updated: April 12, 2010 
Difficulty rating: Challenging

Tea tree oil is derived from the tea tree plant, "Melaleuca alternifolia," which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is a completely natural substance that is made up of 48 natural compounds. This oil cannot be reproduced; it is solely a product of nature. It is valued for its healing properties and is used to treat infections. It is also used for other purposes, such as hair care and skin care. This oil is derived from the tea tree through a process of steam distillation

Things You'll Need:
Tea tree leaves Pot Vegetable steamer Glass measuring cup Lid
Stovetop Ice cubes Pot holders Separating funnel 2 glass vials

How to Make Tea Tree Oil
Put the tea tree leaves in the pot and pour just enough water into the pot to cover them.

Place the vegetable steamer into the pot over the leaves and water so that there is now a flat surface covering the watered leaves.

Place the measuring cup in the center of the vegetable steamer.

Place the lid of the pot on the pot upside down so that the handle is facing down and is centered over the top of the measuring cup.

Boil the water on high to steam the leaves. The water will begin to evaporate and condense on the upside-down lid and slide along it to the handle to drip into the glass measuring cup.

Place ice cubes on top of the lid to make the steam condense faster.

Turn off the burner once all the ice has melted on top of the lid.

Remove the lid using the pot holders and pour the melted water from the ice cubes into the sink and lay the lid there as well.

Remove the glass measuring cup from the pot using pot holders.

Pour the contents of the measuring cup into the separating funnel. Make sure the stopcock at the bottom of the funnel is closed.

Close the top of the funnel and shake the contents vigorously.

Invert the funnel and open the top to release any pressure.

Notice that a clear line will appear in the liquid. The oil will float to the top of the water, separating the two.

Center a glass vial under the funnel and press the stopcock to release the water. Pour the oil into a separate vial.

Repeat the above steps on the leaves again to obtain more oil. Repeat this process approximately two more times to obtain maximum oil from the tea leaves.

Tips & Warnings:

Use this same distillation process to obtain essential oils from other plants as well..
Sit hot glass on a pot holder to cool before running cold water atop it.
Running cold water onto hot glass can cause it to shatter and possibly injure you..


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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2011, 01:55:24 PM »
The People's Pharmacy Guide to Home and Herbal Remedies [Mass Market Paperback]
Joe Graedon MS (Author), Sifu Teresa Graedon (Author)

ISBN-10: 0312981392

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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2017, 01:10:23 PM »
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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2017, 04:01:32 PM »
(NOTE:  I don't know why this has pasted in so wide!  But it's important, so worth posting--both the website, as well as the article.  You get all the great visuals if you go to the actual site.)

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/250-examples-natural-remedies-beating-pharmaceuticals
250+ Examples of Natural Remedies Beating Pharmaceuticals

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This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2016
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You hear a lot about 'natural healing' these days, but did you know that a sizable body of scientific literature actually supports the idea that natural medicine is safer and more effective than conventional, drug-based medicine? 
One of the greatest if not the greatest triumph of biomedical science today is its role in validating ancient healing modalities that long before the advent of science, and even recorded history itself, were passed down "orally" from generation to generation in the vast body of folkloric medical knowledge that still forms the basis for the majority of the world's primary health care system.
These so-called "natural" or "alternative" modalities, which our species owes its present day survivorship to after eons of dependency on them, are increasingly gaining the attention of men and women in white lab coats intent on unlocking the mysteries of how they work, and in many cases, why they work better than patented, synthetic, chemical-based medications.
As you may already know, at GreenMedInfo.com, we now have over 10,000 database sections dedicated to finding scientific support for natural alternatives, with six main indexes: Natural Substances, Ailments, Therapeutic Actions, Problematic Actions, Pharmacological Actions, and Problem Substances. You'll find over 27,000 study abstracts distributed across these databases, with new ones added on a daily basis. You can take the dashboard for a spin by clicking the icon below, keeping in mind it is a beta version: 

Check out the new GreenMedInfo Research Dashboard (a byproduct of 10 years of development)
One section, however, you will not find in the aforementioned six indexes. It is titled, “Superiority of Natural Substances vs. Drugs,” and is part of another database I am developing called Keywords, and which will be released on our site in a few weeks. These include random and salient threads of thoughts, concepts, and themes that I ran into as I gathered, curated, and indexed all the research on GreenMedInfo.com over the past seven years, but do not naturally fit into the six major indexes.  

In this database Keyword alone, there are listed over 180 natural substances which have been demonstrated, mostly in preclinical research (for reasons discussed elsewhere), to be superior to their conventional drug counterparts in over 270 different diseases. Take a look at this remarkable, and always growing, resource below:

Screenshot of one of over 10,000 GreenMedInfo database nodes: Superiority of Natural Substances vs. Drugs. 
We also have a section called “Natural Substances versus Drugs” with an additional 292 studies relevant to 242 diseases where there is established at least an equi-potency between the natural and conventional treatment.
It is extremely encouraging to the natural health movement to know that research actually proves the potential superiority of ancient, natural interventions versus conventional ones. The point of bringing this information to the attention of the public is to show that, at the very least, there is a legitimate place for natural medicine alongside the conventional, drug-based form, and that this is not based strictly on subjective or anecdotal experience (which is valuable), but also the scientific evidence itself, which many critics of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) often claim does not even exist.
If you like what you see here, please consider supporting our research project by becoming a member, which also entitles friend and power users to significantly enhanced features intended to expand and optimize the evidence-base of their health practice(s) and/or advocacies. Learn more here. 


Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.


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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 05:24:06 PM »
ilinda, that happens sometimes...I don't always have an explanation for it.
nonetheless, what a wealth of info you posted!
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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
ilinda, that happens sometimes...I don't always have an explanation for it.
nonetheless, what a wealth of info you posted!
:)
The real wealth is at the Sayer Ji's website:  greenmedinfo.com and it is worth stopping by.  There are thousands of articles archived there and more coming in all the time.  I did join
just to support them, even if I never do anything but go there and read.  I get more out of one visit there than I ever did out of MSM!

Sayer Ji was interviewed for the nine-part series by The Truth About Cancer, plus he was interviewed for the multi-part series titled something like,  Vaccines Revealed.  So empowering is the info.

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Re: Websites, books and manuals on preparing herbal medicines
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2017, 10:35:34 PM »
Thanks, ilinda, I'm not sure if I have been to the greenmedinfo site.
I will visit it.