Dandelion Leaves Recommended To Lower Blood Pressure

Natural Remedy

A friend of mine went to her doctor recently because she felt her blood pressure was not right.  She has never suffered high blood pressure before.

Her blood pressure was tested and found to be on the high side, although not dangerously so.  I have admiration for her doctor, who did not immediately dish out pharmaceutical preparations to lower her blood pressure, but instead recommended that she eat some fresh dandelion leaves each day.

Dandelions are a very healing herb, and I believe every household should nurture a few in the cottage garden, or in plant pots at the door.  They do well growing at the side of virtually any other herb or flower.  The humble dandelion provides nitrogen to the soil, and brings nutrients to nearby plants.

The dandelion flower is loved by bees, and helps to keep the bees healthy.

Dandelion leaves, and also the root, help keep the digestive system healthy and the bowels clean.  A  little dandelion eaten each day in a salad will improve the immune system.

Because of its rejuvenating effect on the liver and digestive system, dandelion is a good herb to help prevent or treat cancer, in combination with other remedies and healthy diets.

Important:  Make sure you do not gather any dandelions from along paths or the roadside where poisonous sprays such as RoundUp may have been used.  Many pesticides and herbicides can actually cause cancer and other diseases.  They can even cause the blood pressure to rise if one is exposed to them.

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Two Week Cleansing Detox Herbal Recipe

Natural Herbal Remedy And Cleansing Tonic

Simple to make, and simple to use, here is a two-week cleansing formula to help start the spring with more vitality.

This is a silica-rich herbal tonic which uses  comfrey, dandelion, birch leaves, nettles and rose hips.  These herbs, in combination,  can improve the digestive system and improve the hair.

This herbal remedy works as a cleanser by encouraging the elimination of harmful toxins from the liver and intestines.  It can also be effective in helping to reduce fat deposits.

This formula can help constipation. It can help to purify the blood.  It can also help  reduce the pain of arthritic and rheumatoid conditions.

This herbal tonic will also help to improve the digestion by removing mucous from the bowel and toning up the liver, so that nutrients from food can be absorbed more easily.

The herbs used in this recipe are rich in iron, potassium, silica, enzymes, vitamins, serotonin and other nutrients which will help build good blood and nourish the body cells, bones, hair and nails.

Nettles and Comfrey are famous for their silica content which builds strong bones, helps encourage hair growth, and to form strong healthy nails.

Recipe For Herbal Cleansing Tonic:

Mix together equal quantities of dried birch leaves, comfrey leaves, dandelion leaves, nettle leaves and dried rosehips. Use around 2 tablespoons of each dried herb.  Mix, and store in an air-tight container.

To Use The Herbal Cleansing Tonic;

Take one rounded teaspoon of the herbal mixture  and pour over a cup of boiling water.  Let the tea infuse for 10 minutes before drinking.

Take the tea twice a day for two weeks only.

Cease taking the cleansing tea after two weeks.  Wait for at least a month before you use the two-week herbal cleanse again.

Enema or Colonic Cleansing: It is helpful, though not imperative,  to take an enema or two during this period of cleansing.  Washing out the bowel of toxic residues lessens the chance of getting headaches or other unpleasant symptoms which sometimes arise when toxins are released through fasting and cleansing.

Avoid Wheat Bread, Cakes, Sugar and Dairy Milk :  If you can, for best results, avoid these foods whilst you are on your two-week herbal detox.

Breakfast: Have a large bowl of oatmeal porridge in the mornings with a grated apple and olive oil or a little butter,

Lunch or Dinner: Eat plenty of cooked and raw greens,  rice or potatoes, and good quality protein in the dinner meal, such as free-range chicken, free-range eggs,  and fish.

Snack on fruit, nuts, seeds, and soya milk, if it is tolerated. Almonds, sunflower seeds and ground sesame seed are very nutritious, rich in calcium and iron, and make good snacks or accompaniments to healthy desserts.

Natural Cure For Gall Stones

Herbal Treatments for Gall Stones:

There are several ways in which you can treat gall stones at home, without medications.   A modified diet which consists mainly of raw fruit and vegetables helps to break down gall stones.  The olive oil and lemon juice treatment is another method.  The castor oil treatment is also effective. See my other posts on these treatments.  This post gives several herbal recipes which have been helpful in some cases of ridding the body of gall stones.

Operations for gall bladder removal should not be done unless it is absolutely necessary. It is possible to control the development of gall stones, and to eliminate them through detoxification treatments.   For most people, following some sort of cleansing diet several times a month, and occasionally  using herbal formulas,  will help to prevent  the occurrence of an emergency-operation situation.

Herbal Tea For Gall Stones

This is known as a ‘cholagogue’. A chologogue is a liver cleansing medicine.

Note: Ask your health professional for advice before you try this tea. This tea is no substitute for professional advice: It may not be suitable for you.

Birch Leaf Tea Combination: Combine equal quantities of birch leaf, chamomile flowers, calendula flowers and dandelion leaves. Make tea using one teaspoon of the mixture and one cup of boiling water. Let the mixture cool, then drink 20 minutes before breakfast. Make sure that you drink plenty of water during the course of the day.

This procedure can be repeated before lunch and before tea, using a fresh teaspoon of herbs each time. That’s up to three doses of the tea per day.

Keep taking the tea before meals as described for two weeks. Then stop taking the tea.

Castor Oil Pack to Help Eliminate Gall Stones: Use castor oil packs on the stomach over the liver and gall bladder area while you are taking the tea. Use a castor oil pack at night for three consecutive nights, and then leave off for three nights. Put the castor oil pack on again for three more nights in a row, then leave off for three more nights. Finish the last two nights of treatment with the castor oil pack.

How To Make a Castor Oil Pack;

To make a castor oil pack for the abdomen, use a piece of white linen or white flannel cloth about 18 inches long and about 6-8 inches wide. Fold the edges of the cloth in so that you have three thicknesses. Soak castor oil into the cloth until it is saturated. You can warm the castor oil pack up a little by wrapping some plastic around the pack and leaving it on a hot water bottle for a few minutes. Then unwrap the castor oil pack and put directly onto the skin of the stomach. Put over the plastic sheeting so that the oil does not transfer onto your clothes or bedding. Put a light tea towel over the top of the plastic. Then place the warm, but not too hot, water bottle on top of the lot. The water bottle will cool off, so take this off after half an hour or so. But try to leave the castor oil pack on the stomach for the duration of the night if you can.

Alternative Herbal Tea For Helping To Pass Gall Stones;  This tea is listed in John Lust’s Herbal Book.

Of course, you will choose only one herbal tea combination:  Use EITHER the one listed at the top of the page, or this one.  Do not take both teas.  You can use the castor oil pack to aid the healing process and to help eliminate gall stones for either of these herbal treatments.

Herbal Tea Recipe:

Equal quantities of St Benedict Thistle, Mallow Leaves, Calendula, Pansy, Alder Buckthorn bark, and Milfoil are combined.

1 to 2 teaspoons of the mix are put into a cup, and ½ a cup of boiling water poured over. Let cool and take. The dose can be repeated up to three times in the day. He does not specify how long you should take the tea for.

General Cholagogue For Gall Bladder Problems

This recipe is  another herbal recipe which is recommended by John Lust in his herbal “The Herb Book”. Combine the following:

1 part of Alder Buckthorn Bark

5 parts of Yellow gentian root.

5 parts of restharrow root

10 parts of peppermint leaves.

Take one teaspoon of the mixture and pour over half a cup of boiling water. Let steep until cool. Take between one cup to a cup and a half over the course of the day, taking just a sip at a time.