3 Quick Herbal Remedies
In recent years the issue of Alternative Healing has
skyrocketed to the forefront of the medical field.
A 2004 government survey concluded that more than one
third of adults use alternative medicine and healing.
One facet of this burgeoning interest is Herbal Medicine.
While it may seem "trendy" to some, Herbal Medicine has
been around for thousands of years. In fact, many of
the familiar pharmaceutical medications we use today
were originally created from "natural" ingredients.
Drugs like opium (from poppies), aspirin (from willow bark),
digitalis (from foxglove) and quinine (from the
cinchona tree.) Interestingly, the synthetic version
of "aspirin" is credited with the beginning of the
pharmaceutical industry. A chemist working for the
Friedrich Bayer Company in Germany created the synthetic.
The company registered the term "aspirin" as a trademark
but Bayer lost the patent rights when the Allies seized
and resold its foreign assets after World War I.
Here are 3 herbal remedies to help with popular conditions:
The term Arthritis literally translates to "joint
inflammation." If you suffer from Arthritis, chances are
you have taken drugs to combat the effects or tried other
"home remedies." If you haven't yet tried "Urtication,"
it might be helpful. The term "Urtication" comes from
the botanical name, Urtica dioica and dates back some
2,000 years to biblical times. Urtica dioica is
"Stinging Nettle. The treatment is to grasp the nettles
in a gloved hand and swat the sore joints with the nettles.
This may seem bizarre, but the practice has proven to be
so effective for some sufferers of arthritis that they
now maintain a nettle plant on their window sill.
2. High Blood Pressure.
Try vegetable soup. Yes, vegetable soup. Add any of the
following: Celery, Garlic, Hawthorn, Kudzu, Onion,
Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Purslane (any anything else
that contains magnesium), Saffron, Valerian, Fennel,
Oregano, Black Pepper, Basil and Tarragon. Consume on
a regular basis. Eliminate pork, beef, and alcohol
from your diet. Eat more plant foods and herbs and
use a good vitamin regimen.
Create an herbal scalp rinse. Add one teaspoon of Potassium
Chloride (find in salt section at the supermarket) into
6 cups of water. Heat until the Potassium Chloride
dissolves. Chop four ounces of fresh Celandine (if
fresh is not available use a half cup of the dried
herb instead).Add Celandine to the solution. Allow to
stand for two hours. Then boil slowly for 20 minutes.
Strain out the plant material, and simmer reducing to one
and one half cups. Add eight ounces of glycerin and
continue simmering reducing the liquid slowly to two cups.
Strain the result and bottle it. Store in cool place.
Use once or twice a day as a hair rinse.
Lastly, make certain that both your physician AND your
herbalist are fully aware of all medications and/or
herbal treatments you are using.
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