Yarrow Herb, Remedies from the Fields

Yarrow Herb, Remedies from the Fields

Yarrow grows to about 3 feet tall in fields and along the road and has lacy leaves that look much like feathers, and pretty white flower clusters.

The wild yarrow is more potent than the garden variety. It has astringent properties that contract flesh and it was used by Achilles, who found that it beautifully knit together the sword wounds of his troops on the battlefield and was an antibacterial that helped with pain, inflammation, and swelling. It has wonderful properties that make it a medicine chest in itself. It has many uses that may seem complicated to us so it is worth studying this balancing, many-faceted herb.

It is very bitter although, when it is crushed it has a pleasant smell. The fresh plant contains Thujone which is also found in Absinthe and which makes you feel drunk and euphoric, and might even cause hallucinations if you have too much, so be careful. This Thujone dissipates when dried so it might be better to use dried cut yarrow in tinctures and teas. The thujone also dissolves when it is steeped in hot water.

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Edible parts:

Leaves and Flowers (Aerial parts). Only the flowers, buds, and leaves (aerials) are used to eat or in a tea. The leaves and flowers of Yarrow are used to make remedies. Although the leaves are bitter, they can be eaten raw or cooked; young leaves mixed in with a salad are used. Yarrow leaves are also used as a hop substitute for flavoring and as a preservative for beer.

Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, to improve menstruation, to stop dysentery, diarrhea, to improve appetite, to assist gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.

It stops bleeding externally and internally. When you get a wound, it helps balance bleeding and helps form a scab. The powdered dry herb or the fresh herb poultice stops bleeding from deep cuts and wounds almost immediately.

Yarrow’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it a perfect first aid remedy.

A yarrow tea bath or topical application with the ointment or oil can be useful for rheumatic joints and varicose veins.

It makes a wonderful facial steam that improves complexion.

Yarrow Essential Oils

The anti-inflammatory, cooling and anti-infectious properties are available in the Yarrow essential oil. The oil is massaged into the forehead or the neck for headaches. 2-3 drops of yarrow essential oil per ounce of St. John’s Wort oil is a wonderful remedy for sunburn. Yarrow oil is used in salves or lotions to apply to the skin to soothe acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

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Yarrow is a bitter herb that stimulates digestion and treats poor appetite due to low digestive secretions and general inflammation.

Yarrow brings blood to the surface of the body, thereby inducing sweating. It may lower blood pressure.

Yarrow fights infection, stimulates sweating and lowers fever.

Yarrow might be used as a remedy to for asthma attacks through thinning the blood and increasing blood flow to the lungs.

Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.

Yarrow might remedy hemorrhage during childbirth. It assists to stem the flow of blood and prevent painful clots. It is often used in a sitz bath after birth to cool and heal tissue. It is helpful to stimulate the function of the uterine tissue and tones and cools down inflammation.

The whole plant can be used externally as a poultice, salve, balm, soap or shampoo

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Brewer’s Yeast as a nutritional supplement

Brewer’s Yeast as a nutritional supplement

Brewers yeast, also called nutritional yeast, tastes great sprinkled on popcorn. And it is a powerhouse of nutrition. Especially the B Group Vitamins. Tastes like cheese or Cheetos. Not all yeast is good, but this one is. It’s packed full of the B vitamins and other goodies. Tastes great sprinkled on popcorn or cooked cauliflower and so healthy.

Brewers yeast is so good for you but it is not the same yeast you put in dough to make bread. It is a rough powdery nutritional supplement. Not to be confused with yeast for bread.

The two are not equal. Eating raw yeast used in bread making is not good for you. The baking kills the yeast after it has done its work of raising the bread. Then the bread is good, tastes delicious and has no more yeast action.

Nutritional yeast is not used in bread making but it is added to supplements or food preparations because of its cheesy taste. It’s the same strain of yeast bakers use to leaven bread, except it’s been pasteurized to dry out the yeast to extract its nutritional benefits.

Here are some interesting things about brewers yeast.

Pubmed.gov says this about brewer’s yeast…

Yeast is a unicellular fungus, and there are hundreds of species.  One of the most notable and well-known species of yeast in health and wellness is known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is also known by its more common names, brewer’s yeast or baker’s yeast.

Typically, brewer’s yeast is used as a protein supplement, energy booster, immune enhancer, or other vehicle where other compounds can be inserted to create a commercialized health product.

For example, one of the most notable positive findings was the encouraging results from a large randomized trial of adults recently vaccinated for seasonal influenza who also received an over-the-counter daily adjuvant modified brewer’s yeast-based product (EpiCor) to prevent colds and flu symptoms. The modified yeast-based product significantly reduced the incidence and duration of this common condition.

Yeast-based technology is also being used with the goal of improving the human life span. The current and potential impact of yeast-based technology in medicine is encouraging and should receive more attention, but the recent preliminary positive results of CR in humans may be in part due to what has been already learned from brewer’s yeast.

How to use Herbs as tea for health benefits

How to use Herbs as tea for health benefits

Herbal Tinctures & Teas:

Single Cup Infusers

There are many ways to prepare herbal remedies. The ones presented here were developed through trial and error over the course of centuries of use.

Herbalists have found that each herb releases its healing powers in certain forms. Some herbs are most productive when they are prepared as decoctions while others prove to be more appropriate in capsules.

Important Considerations When Making Teas

Infusions and Decoctions:

Not all herbs are suitable for making medicinals.

  • It is important to cover your pot while boiling or steeping to prevent the aromatic oils from evaporating into the air. A lid will cause the steam to condense back into the water.
  • Use a glass or ceramic container. Aluminum, iron, tin or other metals will leach into the tea. Although copper and stainless steel may be okay, herbalists recommend you use clean glass, ceramic, pottery or enameled pot with no chips.
  • Use pure water. Fresh spring water or distilled water is best.
  • Boil the water first, then remove it from the heat and add the herb or pour over the herb.
  • Strain the finished tea before capping and storing.
  • Refrigerate if kept for more than a few hours.
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Herbal teas are quite pleasant and a healthy addition to your diet. They have a mild relaxing or invigorating effect, depending on the character of the herb. They don’t, however, have the potency, the medicinal dose, of the active constituents in herbs. Single strength herbal teas can be taken as often as you wish.

The easy way to make a medicinal cup of tea is to triple up on herbal tea bags or the loose tea leaves that you would normally use and steep them in one cup of very hot water, covered, for ten minutes. By tripling the amount of tea you come very close to the medicinal value of an infusion. Dosage is in cups per day.

Tea:

  • To use bulk dried herbs, toss a quantity of the herb in a nonmetallic container, pour in boiling water and allow to steep for ten to 20 minutes. Most herbalists prescribe an ounce of dried herb (you should invest in a small scale) in a pint of water.
  • Strain the herb parts. Usually, the tea is consumed at room temperature.
  • Drink the tea hot only if the goal is to induce a sweat or to break up a cough or cold.
  • Sip throughout the day, the cumulative dose would be one to four cups a day depending on the herb.

Infusions are another easy way to make an herbal remedy.

A decoction is made by boiling the hard and woody parts of herbs.

Because extracts and tinctures are much more potent than decoctions or infusions, much smaller dosages are used. They are dosed in drops, not cups.

Naturally Remove Tatoos Without the Pain

One out of three people regret getting tattoos and this has spawned a huge industry for laser tattoo removal resulting in scarring and can be very painful. There are natural ways of doing this that are pain-free and leave no scarring.

Lemon Juice with Salt:

 A mixture of lemon juice and salt is a great home remedy to get rid of unwanted tattoos naturally. Salt is an abrasive and has sodium and chlorine contents that deeply penetrate the layers of the skin. This remedy fades the ink color and removes the tinting layers. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent with a natural detergent which can fade the ink. Mix 100g of salt with some fresh lemon juice to make the thick paste. Use a cotton ball to rub the paste for about 15 – 30 minutes on the tattoo on your skin. Rinse off the skin with warm water and cover for 1 or 2 days to prevent infection in the abrasion. This is also celled salabrasion and it typically takes weeks to lighten and fade the unwanted tattoo.

Honey

Honey is a great exfoliator of the skin and can lighten and brighten the skin as well. It has been known to remove scars and smaller light colored tattoos. Honey has antibacterial properties to ward off infection. It detaches the skin cell linked with ink of tattoos. Mix two tablespoons each of honey, salt, aloe vera gel, and yogurt. Use this thick pulp to smear on your tattooed skin. Continue this procedure for 30 minutes at a time.  Apply honey many times a day to your unwanted tattoo to lighted and fade it. This remedy also gives your skin a natural glow.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is another common household item that can be used to remove permanent tattoos. It’s known to lighten the ink or the pigmentation ink of the tattoo to a certain extent. You can use this solution over the tattooed area after you scrub the area with salt.

Natural Alternative Tattoo Removal

There are other ways. A tattoo artist, Dorian Davis, has developed his own way of getting rid of tattoos naturally. You can read about it here. Looks very impressive and should work very well. Being tattoo artists they have first hand knowledge of the laser option that is so invasive to get rid of unwanted tattoos, really painful and has the potential of infection and scarring. You can read about this option here …

Here’s how Dorian explains accelerated exfoliation

Did you know that your skin exfoliates on its own, without you doing anything? It’s true, in fact the layers of skin that you see are actually dead. That’s why you can rub a fingernail against your skin and not even feel anything. But if you push deep or use the sharp end of a scissors, it’s a different story. You’re going to feel it, and it’s not going to be pleasant. In fact, you may see some red. You didn’t strike oil, but you dd strike living skin cells.

Accelerated exfoliation gets to that layer. I does so by doing something the body normally doesn’t do on its own — it increases the rate at which living skin cells die and rise to the surface.

Now, this may sound like a bad thing, but the other side to the exfoliation process is that young skin cells mature to take the place of the ones on the layer above them that much quicker as well. So there’s no harm, and you get the added benefit of bringing up the deep subcutaneous skin layers that normally don’t exfoliate at all.

These are exactly the layers that tattoo artists target as they embed ink. This is why tattoos hold for a long time even when the top layers of your skin do not.

You can see where this is going. To remove the tattoo, we need to exfoliate deeper layers than normal. Here’s how: First we use various ingredients to enhance skin exfoliation, Then these deeper layers come to the top. The ink trapped alongside the deep layers comes up as well and wipes off with the brush of a towel.

Of course all of this is an abbreviated explanation and it’s not going to happen that quickly, in fact it takes weeks. But when you compare that to the much slower “vaporize, scar, heal, and vaporize again” laser approach to ink removal, who in their right mind would choose laser?

Now you know why the only people choose laser removal either don’t understand or have never heard about natural deep exfoliation. It’s just plainly a better method for tattoo removal.

Thankfully you don’t have to make that mistake. If you don’t already have a copy of the Laserless Tattoo Removal Guide, everything you read here is in there, including the details on how to get it done with skin safe ingredients from your grocery store.

Acid Reflux and Heartburn – Foods to Avoid for a Happy Tummy

Jeff wrote this article about heartburn and acid reflux. He is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the ultimate acid reflux solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root cause of heartburn and acid reflux and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use of prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. He has written a book about his findings about heartburn and acid reflux and he explains how you can manage acid reflux and heartburn naturally too. Read his book here.

What acid reflux food should I avoid? This is a question most gastroesophageal reflux disease sufferers struggle upon. Promoting healthy nutrition that is based on avoiding certain foods while increasing the intake of others has the potential to confer significant long-term health benefits among acid reflux sufferers. Lifestyle and dietary alterations are considered to be an integral and inseparable part of any long-term holistic GERD treatment.

The foods we consume play an important role when it comes to keeping our body’s delicate natural inner balance. Since certain foods and dietary habits have been found to directly and indirectly promote the aggravation of acid reflux, avoiding those foods and adopting specific dietary habits for optimal digestion while suffering from acid reflux could have a tremendously positive effect on your existing medical condition. The following are examples of these types of foods:

  1. Coffee and other caffeine containing beverages lead to increased acidity, so avoid large amounts of coffee. Try to limit your daily coffee consumption to two cups or less. It possible, split your coffee cup into two half cups, and reduce coffee drinking before the bedtime.
  2. Alcohol can irritate the stomach and relax the LES muscle, leading to increased acidity and reflux.
  3. High-fat foods are among the biggest culprits behind GERD symptoms. They take longer to digest and not easily eliminated out of body, thus increasing the chances acid will splash up into your esophagus. The only exceptions are omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oil, which are in fact powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
  4. Chocolate contains a great deal of caffeine and fat. This may increase acidity and worsen digestion and hence should be avoided. If you are a devoted chocolate enthusiast, go for dark, organic varieties, and eat no more then two to three tiny squares two to three times per week.
  5. Milk and milk-based products that contain a big proportion of calcium should also be avoided before bedtime.
  6. Peppermint, spearmint and other mints can worsen acid reflux symptoms. Avoid foods that contain strong mints, including mint-based herbal teas.
  7. Acidic foods (such as oranges and tomatoes) and cruciferous vegetables (onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts) promote the opening of the esophageal sphincter, thus increasing acid reflux.

So what acid reflux food should you avoid? With these dietary changes and a healthy motivation to alter your lifestyle, you can be on your way to overcoming gastro-esophageal reflux disease and improving the quality of your life and well-being. Whatever your medical condition is, when you finally decide to improve your quality of life, you can literally choose to cure GERD and prevent its recurrence, by adopting the holistic approach. You will have the power to make it happen

Reference:

This article is based on the book, “Heartburn No More” by Jeff Martin. Jeff is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the ultimate acid reflux solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root cause of heartburn and acid reflux and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more …….

Causes of Acid Reflux and Heartburn

This is about the experiences of Jeff who solved his acid reflux heartburn in a natural way. He has written a book explaining what he learned and you can get it to learn what he knows about his wholistic approach to managing heartburn and acid reflux. Click here to see his book

This is about the experiences of Jeff who solved his acid reflux heartburn in a natural way. He has written a book explaining what he learned and you can get it to learn what he knows about his wholistic approach to managing heartburn and acid reflux. Click here to see his book

It is widely agreed among physicians and medical paraprofessionals, that initial diagnosis, mostly by using a typical acid reflux symptoms questionnaire, is necessary to ensure the most effective and quick treatment for this condition. Approx 70% of the acid reflux diagnostics that are based on the presence of typical symptoms are accurate. Since acid reflux, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), can cause patients a great deal of discomfort and result in severe complications, it is highly important to know how to identify its symptoms in order to quickly diagnose and treat it.

The most common symptom of GERD is persistent heartburn. Heartburn is experienced as an unpleasant and painful burning sensation in the esophageal area. Other typical symptoms are as follows:

  • 1. Gastric regurgitation, which means an unrestricted reversed flow of gastric or esophageal contents into the throat. This gastric fluid can cause respiratory complications under certain conditions.
  • 2. Odynophagia, which means pain when swallowing.
  • 3. Dysphagia, which means difficulty swallowing, or the feeling of food stuck in the throat.

In addition to the above, about 50% of all gastroesophageal reflux disease sufferers report the co-occurrence of sinonasal symptoms (i. e. symptoms pertaining to the nose and sinuses).

Abnormal GERD symptoms include chronic wheezing and coughing (sometimes referred to as acid reflux related asthma, and are caused by the aspiration of gastric contents into the lungs area), spasmodic noncardiac chest pain and damage to the lungs, often followed by respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and asthma. Intense chest pain may closely resemble that of myocardial infarction that it has often been incorrectly interpreted as a heart attack. However, unlike the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, cardiovascular chest pain is usually aggravated during physical exercise.

Finally, acid reflux can also harm the vocal cords (hoarseness, laryngitis, cancer), ears (otitis media), and teeth (enamel decay). Being able to identify those symptoms as GERD related is of great importance to your health and general well being and for the prevention of potential complications. Acid reflux symptoms might serve as evidence to severe overall internal imbalance. In addition to that, neglected gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to significant physical discomfort and sometimes can results in chronic and even dangerous health conditions, such as esophageal cancer and pneumonia.

Reference

This article is based on the book, “Heartburn No More” by Jeff Martin. Jeff is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the ultimate acid reflux solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root cause of heartburn and acid reflux and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more …

What is Acid Reflux Really?

Jeff has found the ultimate acid reflux solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root cause of heartburn and acid reflux and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Here are some things he has found about acid reflux.

Acid reflux disease, also known as gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs due to the coexistence of two medical conditions. The first acid reflux disease contributing condition is a retrograde flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. However, the reflux itself does not necessarily lead to gastro-esophageal reflux disease symptoms or histologic changes, and can occur among healthy individuals as well. In this case, the process is referred to as “physiologic gastroesophageal reflux”.

The second acid reflux disease predisposing condition is a lower esophageal sphincter (LES) malfunction. The LES is a 3-cm to 4-cm ring of muscle, which is two to three times thicker than the proximal esophagus and acts as a valve between the esophagus and the stomach. In the case of acid reflux disease, the LES does not close perfectly and stomach contents splashes up into the esophagus. When pathologic symptoms follow this process, the whole condition is called acid reflux disease.

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is usually experienced as a persistent (at least twice a week) heartburn. Heartburn is the burning sensation in the chest or throat, caused by refluxed stomach contents touching the lining of the esophagus. Since healthy individuals may also experience light reflux – occasional heartburn is common as well, and doesn’t necessarily serve as an evidence of GERD.

Some GERD sufferers may also experience pain in the chest, cough, morning hoarseness, voice changes, difficulty swallowing (especially lumpy foods), chronic earache, burning chest pains, nausea or sinusitis. Some patients report a sensation that reminds food stuck, choking or tightness in the throat. This happens due to continuous stomach contents acid flow that comes into contact with the esophagus and causes inflammation of the esophagus resulting in scars from tissue damage.

Untreated acid reflux disease can lead to serious health complications. Those include stricture formation, bleeding, ulcers and esophageal spasms. When the stomach acid reaches the upper esophagus and trachea, the process can result in a variety of severe conditions, such as asthma, sinusitis and pneumonia. Finally, some people may develop Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that manifest in an abnormal shape and color of cells in the esophageal lining. This condition is a precursor to esophageal cancer, especially in adults over 60 years old.

The treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease takes three forms: surgery, medical therapy and holistic therapy, including dietary and lifestyle changes and the intake of specific herbal supplements. An undergoing surgery should be considered very carefully, since it can compound some underlying conditions, such as stricture and motility disorders. Medical treatment of GERD includes PPIs and H2 blockers. While acid reflux can be treated by taking prescription medications or acid blockers such as the above, bear in mind that the results may be temporary and that some conventional medications can cause serious side effects.

From a holistic point of view, acid reflux disease is considered a warning sign of a major internal imbalance that needs to be properly addressed. Therefore, alternative remedies, such as homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies, lifestyle changes as part of a complete holistic regimen are strongly recommended for acid reflux sufferers.

Reference

This article is based on the book, “Heartburn No More” by Jeff Martin. Jeff is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated his life to creating the ultimate acid reflux solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root cause of heartburn and acid reflux and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more

Halki Greek Diabetes Remedy to Lower Blood Sugar

Halki Greek Remedy to lower blood sugar

These are 11 herbs and spices which will positively impact your blood sugar levels. These precious substances are packed with diabetes fighting, blood sugar reducing bioactive compounds. These herbs were used in a Greek Diabetes Remedy to lower the blood sugar of one woman and change her life. Download this free book to learn more about this wonderful blood sugar lowering remedy.

First, let’s look at 11 herbs and spices that can help reduce your blood sugar levels naturally. Herbs and spices can be a useful, supplementary tool, but they are only the tip of the iceberg.

Aloe Vera

This prickly succulent, filled with a thick, slimy gel has been utilized throughout history for it’s cooling, healing and soothing properties. These amazing properties are the result of aloe’s active compounds: anthraquinones, lectins, and mannans. The gel is incorporated into a number of personal care, health and beauty products because of it’s strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Red Ginseng

Ginseng root has long been used in Chinese medicine to address a range of ailments. The root is traditionally used as a tonic to improve energy, stamina, mental performance and improve immunity, however it can also be used for diabetes.

Psyllium

Psyllium comes from seed husks of the Plantago Ovata plant. It is most commonly known for it’s laxative effects, and because of this, is featured in many fiber supplements to treat constipation, diarrhea or other intestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Garlic

Containing more than 400 powerful chemical components—such as disulfide, allicin, and S-ally Systerine—garlic is highly regarded for it’s ability to address a number of physical ailments and issues (it can protect the heart, is antimicrobial and even protects against cancer.)

Sage

Belonging to the same “family” as lavender, thyme, rosemary and mint, and used frequently in Mediterranean cooking, sage contains a number of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Sage has been noted for it’s Metformin-like effects and is a known anti-diabetic plant.

Rosemary

You may typically use this herb to flavor your meals, maybe spice up a chicken dish, but rosemary also has therapeutic value, both as a protective and treatment measure for diabetes. It is high in antioxidants such as Rosmarinic acid, gallic acid and eugenol.

Cinnamon

A spice often used in baked goods, with a warm, mellow flavor; cinnamon has a long-standing reputation in the natural health community. However, this history is now reinforced by modern day scientific research. In 2013, in Annals of Family Medicine, it was concluded that cinnamon is responsible for “statistically significant” decreases in fasting blood sugar, overall cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

Turmeric

Belonging to the ginger family, this bright orange root has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine—for hundreds and hundreds of years—and for good reason; turmeric is a spectacular herb for the body. The most crucial component of turmeric is Curcumin—the substance which gives turmeric it’s signature orange hue. It has numerous benefits: it supports healthy digestion, eases pain, brightens the skin, improves liver function and on and on…

Fenugreek

Commonly known for it’s culinary uses, and featuring prominently in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, fenugreek seeds have more to offer than their flavor. Beyond it’s culinary use, fenugreek is a wonderful medicinal plant—used in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Because of the amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which is present within this plant, Fenugreek seeds improve the metabolic symptoms associated with both type 1 and 2 diabetes: reducing fasting blood glucose levels, slowing the absorption of carbohydrates, lowering cholesterol, and improving glucose tolerance

Gymnema Sylvestre

Although not as commonly known as some of the other herbs in this list, Gymnema Sylvestre—also known as Gurmar—is a crucial herb for lowering blood sugar levels and treating diabetes. A vine found in Sri Lanka and India, it’s Hindi name is translated as, “sugar destroyer.” A nickname which accurately describes it’s purpose and action in the body.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle has been used predominantly to treat issues related to the liver and gallbladder, but it is actually a wonderful herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. It is a powerful detoxification aid and helps cleanse the system of unwanted, harmful substances, especially those collected in the liver. Although considered a weed, this plant has antioxidant properties which reduce inflammation and contains a substance called Silymarin—a flavonoid complex composed of over 7 compounds. This compound is linked with the reduction of oxidative stress in the body, consequently reducing the damage and effect of diabetes

You may be new to using herbs, spices and food for their medicinal value, yet they are a fundamental component for good personal health. They are not to be overlooked. The #1 anti-diabetic drug used to treat diabetesMetforminactually has it’s origin from a biguanide compound isolated from French lilac. And it is these same naturally-potent sources which lay at the heart of this simple 60- second protocol to reverse diabetes.

But more about that in the book you can download free. Your health will truly be transformed when you read this book; knowledge which has become a protocol capable of changing lives. This book is about how a Greek Remedy from Halki was used to lower the blood sugar and change lives. Download this free book to find out about this remedy. This is where the true diabetes-reversing power lies.

After you are through reading the pages in this book, looking at the evidence and digesting the life-transforming information, nothing will look the same. Not only will you discover the potential of the 11 super herbs and spices for their blood sugar lowering abilities, but you will be also introduced a breakthrough protocol to reverse the effect of diabetes on your body and life.

Horsetail (Shavegrass) Herb

Horsetail (Shavegrass) Herb

Horsetail is also known as Shavegrass and has other names. Horsetail is a grass or reed that grows in marshy areas, it loves wet feet (roots). It has soft needles rather than leaves and no flowers. It contains an abundance of silica which makes it a rigid upright plant.  It used to grow as big as a tree but not anymore. Now it only grows about a meter tall but the roots are more than a meter into the ground. This is why it is so rich with minerals that it gathers from deep within the ground. It has phosphorus, iron, magnesium, manganese, chromium, vitamin A, and other minerals, as well as saponins and phytosterols which help emulsify fats in water so it can flush out of the body.

Silica is the most abundant mineral on the planet and silica is critical to build and maintain bones, tissue, repair of ligaments, assist in osteoporosis and strengthen the integrity of the veins and arteries of the cardiovascular system. Horsetail contains more than 35% silica. Silica is used to help absorb calcium properly. There must be a good balance of silica and calcium for bones to be strong. It’s a primary mineral used to improve skin, hair, nails and is very necessary for collagen. It promotes hair growth, strengthens hair, stops hair loss and repairs split ends. Silica also helps to get rid of aluminum in the body so we find it helps with Alzheimer’s and brain conditions.

Horsetail is a tonic remedy that strengthens tissues of the body including the lungs, sinuses, and kidneys. It was used in Greek medicine as a kidney tonic, diuretic and to help promote urine flow, bladder, kidney infections, kidney stones, gout and asthma and flushes out waste. Boil it up into a tea and drink it. It is very bitter and astringent which allows muscles to contract. This will also tone the urinary tract to help with bed wetting and incontinence in the elderly. Because it is a diuretic don’t take it just before bed. Use the tea as a mouthwash and gargle for mouths sores, bleeding gums, and gingivitis.

Horsetail has also been used for treating bronchitis and tuberculosis. It assists in respiratory health because it is high in salicylic acid which can help strengthen lungs and increase resistance to disease, bronchitis, dry cough, and nasal blockage.   The tea is high in quercetin, an anti-inflammatory compound that stabilizes mast cells that become easily inflamed during allergic reactions.  Horsetail is an excellent daily tea for people with asthma, especially when mixed with mullein leaf.  It strengthens lung tissue and prevents inflammation, while mullein helps to remove congestion and increase pliability of lung air sacks.

Use more herb in the water and boil it longer to make a decoction or mash up the fresh herb and use it as a paste topically on the skin and as a poultice for wounds and pain and for rheumatism and inflammation particularly. Put 4 oz (a handful) of horsetail herb into an old sock and throw it into a hot bath to soak in for muscle and joint pain and inflammation. Use the sock of herbs to rub on the skin.  It also assists the prostate by reducing swelling and inflammation.

Please Note: It’s best not to use it for longer than 2 months at a time so your body can rest from it. Don’t eat too much raw Horsetail green stalks because they contain thiaminase, an enzyme that destroys thiamine or vitamin B1 stores in the body.

Red Clover Herbal Tea as a Blood Cleanser Remedy

Red Clover Herbal Tea as a Blood Cleanser Remedy

Red Clover is a blood cleanser as well as a natural blood thinner and is full of nutrients, especially for women. This is a simple and delicious way to use the blood cleansing Red Clover Herb. Drink it hot or over ice.

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The best part of this herbal tea that is so good for you, is that you can gather the pink or white clover blossoms in the fields. They grow wild everywhere. Grab the blossoms (with some potent leaves) dry them in a shaded area under a fly screen, (not in the sunshine because we want to preserve the delicate essential oils that are so good for us) and keep it in a container in the kitchen handy for an everyday cuppa wellness (with some delicious and good for you honey).

Making the tea with the fresh blossoms will be a new experience. It tastes so fresh and “green”. Gotta love it!

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Related Links:

Dr Axe writes about Red Clover

Jon Barron on Red Clover