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Archive for March 30th, 2009

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR SKIN PROBLEMS: CUTS, WOUNDS AND ECZEMA

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Cuts, Wounds and Grazes A good all-purpose remedy for cuts, wounds and grazes is made as follows: 1 part Marigold flowers (antiseptic/vulnerary) 1 part Plantain leaves (haemostatic/antiseptic/vulnerary) 1 part St John’s Wort herb (analgesic/antiseptic/vulnerary) 1 part Comfrey root (emollient/vulnerary) Poultice, compress or ointment: apply to affected area, renewing 2-4 times daily Many other herbs are [...]

HERBAL TREATMENT OF FEMALE AILMENTS

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Uterine and Ovarian Problems For uterine haemorrhage or bleeding: Shepherd’s Purse herb Decoction of the fresh or dried plant: 1/2-1 cup every 15-30 minutes until the bleeding is checked (in most cases bleeding is arrested after the first or second cupful)   3 parts Stinging Nettle herb 2 parts Cinnamon bark (powdered) Infusion: 1/2-1 ñèð [...]

HERBS: VERVAIN

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Verbena officinalis Action: Nervine, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, antipyretic, cholagogue, galactagogue, tonic, vulnerary. Systems Affected: Nerves, circulation, liver, gall-bladder, stomach, intestines, uterus. Preparation and Dosage (thrice daily): Dried leaves and flowers, dose 2-5 grams by infusion. Vervain, native to Europe and introduced elsewhere, is a perennial herb growing up to 80 centimeters or so in height. It [...]

HERBS: MOTHERWORT

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Leonurus cardiaca Action: Sedative, antispasmodic, cardiac tonic, hypotensive, emmenagogue. Systems Affected: Nerves, heart, circulation, uterus. Preparation and Dosage (thrice daily): Dried flowering plant, dose 2-5 grams by infusion. There are several species of Leonurus throughout the world, all with similar cardiotonic, sedative and emmenagogue properties. The Asian species L. artemisia is an important herb in [...]

HERBS: COLTSFOOT

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Tussilago farfara Action: Expectorant, antitussive, anti-catarrhal, pectoral, antispasmodic, demulcent, emollient. Systems Affected: Lungs, mucous membranes. Preparation and Dosage (thrice daily): Dried leaves, dose 0.5-3.0 grams by decoction. Named after its leaf shape, Coltsfoot is one of the most important herbal remedies for respiratory problems. Used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, its Latin name Tussilago [...]