Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's An Herbal Infusion!


    Natural Health & Healing...

Today's Tea:  Herbal Infusion!
Alfalfa, Dandelion, Nettle, Oatstraw, & Red Clover.

Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil. Add herbs to tea infuser.  Pour hot water over tea in infuser.
Infuse tea for 5 -10 minutes.  Pour tea into tea cups and serve.

Medicago sativa

Uses:  Allergies - Anemia - Blood Purifier – Bones (heal & strengthen) -Detoxify Body (especially the liver) - Diabetes - Digestive Aid - Hemorrhaging - Peptic Ulcers - Pituitary Gland - Pregnant Women - Menstruation - Menopause – Muscles (heal & strengthen) - Nursing Mothers – Vitamin & Mineral Supplement  

Nutritional Value: Biotin, Calcium, Chlorine, Inositol, Sodium, Sulfur, Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E, K, P, & U.

Parts Used: Leaves - Seeds.

Preparation Method:
Infusion - Leaves
Decoction - Seeds

Note - 1lb. of Alfalfa seed will feed a family of 4 for 1 year.

Alfalfa is 18.9% protein.  It has a higher level of protein than beef (16.5%), eggs (13.1%) or milk (3.3%).

Taraxacum officinale

Uses: Anemia - Arthritis - Blood Purifier - Boils – Bones (strengthen) - Breast Tumors - Constipation - Diabetes - Digestive Aid - Eczema - Gallbladder - Gallstones - Gout - Hepatitis – Jaundice - Kidneys – Pancreas – Skin - Spleen - Stomach

Nutritional Value: Vitamins A, B, C & D.  Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, & Potassium.

Parts Used: Roots - Leaves

Preparation Method: Decoction

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Uses: Asthma - Bad Breath - Chew Stick - Cough - Digestive System - Drug Withdrawal - Endurance - Gas - Nausea - Sore Throat - Sweetener 

Nutritional Value:  Biotin, Manganese, Phosphorus, Protein, Sugar, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, & E.

Parts Used: Root

Preparation Method:  Decoction

Urtica dioica

Uses: Anemia - Arthritis - Bleeding - Blood Purifier – Bones (heal) - Bronchitis - Eczema - Hair Growth - Hair Rinse - Kidney Stones - Prostrate - Skin - Stomach (clears poison) - Tonic - Worms

Nutritional Value: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Silicon, & Sulfur.

Parts Used: Leaves - Roots

Preparation Method: Infusion (leaves) - Decoction (root)

Avena sativa

Uses:  Bones (strengthen) - Dry Skin - Eczema - Fingernails - Hair - Nervousness - Nervous System - Pre-natal Tea (vitamin supplement) - Pituitary Gland (endocrine system)

Nutritional Value: Calcium, Niacin, Protein, Riboflavin, Starch, Vitamins B, & E.

Parts Used: Straw

Preparation Method: Infusion

Red Clover
Trifolium pratense

Uses:  Antibiotic For Tuberculosis - Arthritis - Blood Purifier - Breast Cancer - Cancer - 
Immune System – Nervous System - Skin Disorders 

Parts Used: Flowers

Preparation Method: Infusion 

Nutritional Value: Biotin, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, & P.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Green Fruits and Veggies!

GREEN FRUITS & VEGETABLES promote good eyesight, strong bones & teeth.

          Organic Green Juice!

Organic Green!

2 Celery Stalks
2 Cucumbers
1 Orange

Wash, peel, cut and chop vegetables and fruit.  Juice and serve.
Yields: 2-3 cups


astringent - diuretic

arthritis, cancer, diabetes, digestive aid, dizziness, headache, hypertension, kidney & liver disorders, mind, morning sickness, nervous system, & weight loss.

Nutritional Value:
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) - Calcium - Phosphorus - Potassium - Silica - Sodium


acne, blood purifier, problems urinating, relieves thirst, spleen, stomach, & urinary tract infections.

Nutritional Value:
Biotin - Calcium - Potassium - Silica


blood cleanser, cancer prevention & treatment

Nutritional Value: 
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, & Sulfur

expectorant - stimulant

anemia in children, blood purifier, bronchitis, coughs, colds, diabetes, flu, heart disorders, liver, nervousness, scurvy, & vomiting. 

Nutritional Value:
Vitamins A & C


Alteratives gently restore proper body & organ function by improving blood composition. This action promotes gradual healing of dis-eased organs. Within time the body & organs will be healthy & vital.

Astringents help skin tighten internally & externally. They are also used to firm muscles.

Diuretics help the kidneys & bladder.

Expectorants help clear the lungs & nasal passages of phlegm (mucous). They also clear excess mucous from other areas in the respiratory system.

Stimulants energize the body & the organs causing them to function at an optimal level.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Natural Health and Healing For The Endocrine System!

Natural Health and Health For The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System is made of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids, thymus, adrenal glands, the pancreas, & the gonads (ovaries or testes).

The glands & organs of the endocrine system produce & regulate hormones in the bloodstream. The hormones produced give signals to organs, body systems, & cycles to work & to do their jobs. The Endocrine System controls, stimulates & regulates the growth cycle, sleep cycle, reproductive cycle, & nutritional cycle of the body.

The pituitary, hypothalamus, & pineal are located in the head & brain area.
The pituitary gland is the master gland. It controls the functions of the other endocrine glands.
The hypothalamus have nerve cells that help stimulate or suppress hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin.  Melatonin control the rest & awake cycles of the body.

Located near the front of the lower part of the neck is the thyroid gland. The thyroid produce hormones that give energy to the body from food that has been eaten. Thyroid produced hormones regulate bone growth, nervous system function, & brain development in youth.

Parathyroids are located in the neck. Hormones produced by the parathyroids regulate calcium levels in the blood.

The thymus is located near the heart. The thymus is needed for the production of T-cells. T-cells help fight foreign tissue, control anti-body production & the immune system.

The adrenal glands are located 1 on each kidney. They have dual functions. The inner part of the adrenal gland (adrenal medulla) produces adrenaline. Adrenaline makes the heart-rate & blood pressure rise when a person experience stress. The outer part of the adrenal gland (adrenal cortex) regulate salt & water balance in the body. It also regulate metabolism, the immune system, sexual development & function,  & how the body handles stress.

The pancreas is in the abdomen. It produces insulin. Insulin decides how much sugar is needed to circulate in the blood.

The gonads are either the ovaries or testes in lower abdomen. They are the source of the sex hormones that help regulate the reproductive cycle.

A healthy endocrine system is very important for proper growth, development, and  living. Herbal Therapy has been very successful at treating and maintaining a healthy endocrine system.

 Herbs for the Endocrine System: 

1. Adrenal Gland - Royal Jelly - Bee Pollen - Hawthorn Berries –  Ginseng - Gotu Kola 

2.  Pituitary Gland - Alfalfa - Burdock - Damiana - Dong Quai – Oatstraw

3.  Lymphatic Gland - Chaparral - Echinacea - Yellow Dock – Golden Seal - Burdock - Garlic
4.  Pancreas - Juniper Berries - Dandelion - Garlic - Licorice

5.  Ovaries - Dong Quai - Damiana - Burdock - Sarsaparilla
6.  Thymus - Bee Pollen - Royal Jelly - Ginseng - Echinacea – Fenugreek - Rose Hips - Evening Primrose
7.  Thyroid - Chlorella - Cayenne - Mullein - Lobelia - Sarsaparilla – Licorice - Parsley
8.  Testes - Ginseng - Dandelion - Sarsaparilla - Licorice –Damiana



Fruits for the Endocrine System:

Peaches - Pears - Pineapple


Vegetables for the Endocrine System:

Beets - Lettuce - Turnips

Turnips in the garden.