Posts Tagged ‘herbal remedies’

Birch Tree Leaves And Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair Growth

March 18th, 2015

Natural Remedies Herbal Hair Treatment: Birch And Cider Vinegar Hair Tonic The medicinal qualities of the Birch Tree are well known.  For rheumatism, arthritis, gout and dropsy, the birch remedy has been much used in the past, according to the old herbalists of yesteryear. Nelson Coon wrote in his book 'Using Herbs For Healing' that salicylic acid is obtained from the Sweet Birch  herb when it is distilled.  Salicylic acid is a component of aspirin, which is often prescribed for rheumatic complaints.  So there is an explanation for why Birch tree remedies have been so much used in the past for treating this ...

NZ Flax Herbal Recipe For Constipation And Cleansing

March 10th, 2015

Natural Remedies New Zealand Flax:  Phormium Tenax Note:  NZ Flax is totally different and not related to the type of flax which linseed comes from. I have just begun studying an old herbal from 1889, 'The New Zealand Herb Doctor - A Book On The Botanic Eclectic System Of Medicine', by James F. Neil, MD, USA. 'It is no use denying the existence of the form of folly which despises things because they are cheap and easily got.'  Thus spake James F. Neil, MD., USA., on page 71 of his book, 'The New Zealand Herb Doctor'. James Neil was a graduate of the Eclectic College ...

Spider’s Web To Treat Asthma, Consumption, Fever, And Ague

November 10th, 2012

My ancient  "Vitalogy Book of Food and Harmless Home Remedies", written by two doctors in 1904, gives some fascinating information about the use of Spider's Web, Araneas Tela as, an oral remedy.  It is, apparently, a natural remedy that not only was used in helping to heal cuts and wounds, but was also recommended  for treating asthma, fever and ague. This Vitalogy Book of Food and Harmless Home Remedies really does seem to have some wonderful recipes in it.  However, I wonder about the safety of some of the given remedies. No different to the questionable use  and safety of some ...

Homemade Gluten Free Pickled Ginger (Uncooked)

October 31st, 2012

Herbal Recipe:  How To Make Your Own Gluten Free, Uncooked, Pickled Ginger. This easy recipe can be used as a condiment and as an herbal remedy. Making your own pickled ginger is a rewarding exercise. Apart from the creative process of making it, you can also gain satisfaction from the knowledge that your homemade product does not contain any added harmful preservatives which a commercial product might use. Homemade pickled ginger is useful as an addition to curries, meat, fish or vegetarian dishes, and can also be used as a medicine, taken a teaspoon at a time. Ginger has been used in traditional Chinese ...

Herbalists And Homeopaths Can Develop Sensitivity To Their Own Potions

February 2nd, 2012

Did you know that Bee Keepers often develop allergies to their own bees, to their stings, and to the pollen that they carry?   This can happen after many, many years of  working as a bee-keeper.  Suddenly, one day, an allergic reaction can be experienced from a sting, when it has never happened before.  This usually results in the bee-keeper, who has suddenly become allergic to his own bees, having to give up being a bee-keeper. The same type of sensitivity can develop in people who are constantly handling Homeopathic remedies, or Herbal medicines. It is an occupational hazard, that Homeopaths and ...
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