Saturday, June 23, 2007

More More Tips...

Back Care

Rub lobelia extract on sore muscles. Lobelia is a strong muscle relaxant.

Prepare a strong comfrey tea and drink to reduce a swollen back.

Take the herbs lobelia or valerian root with cayenne to relax the muscles, to help you rest, to relieve the pain, and to heal the injured area.

Bad Breath

To cover odor, eat parsley, drink peppermint tea, chew cloves, take chlorophyll, or gargle with barberry tea.

Take acidophilus or chew uemboshi plums to improve intestinal flora.

To insure proper digestion, chew food well, and drink water in between meals.


Shampoo with a tea made from yarrow herb to open the pores and encourage hair growth.

Take the herb sage to encourage hair growth.

Eat wakame and hijiki seaweed to prevent balding.

Wakame: Also known as Fucoxanthin. More details here

hijiki : is an uncommon type of edible seaweed commonly found on rocky coastlines. Its two names, which are examples of ateji, mean deer-tail grass and sheep-nest grass respectively. Read more at

Bed Sores

Apply pure honey, liquid lecithin, or zinc ointment to a clean sore. Dress it with a gauze bandage.


Take the herbs corn silk and ursi to prevent bed wetting.

Eat parsley or chew on cinnamon bark.

Avoid sugary foods, chocolate, meat, fruit, or artificial additives.

Birth Defects

To improve the health of the reproductive system during pregnancy, drink red raspberry tea.

Alfalfa, dandelion, and kelp prevent birth defects by providing a rich source of iron and iodine.

Avoid cigarette smoke, alcohol, sugar, drugs, and caffiene while pregnant.

Bites / Stings

Apply one of the following to bites or stings to reduce pain and swelling: aloe vera gel, garlic oil, baking soda and water, vinegar, honey, plaintain tea, or safflower oil.

Use lemon juice and corn starch or lobelia extract and myrrh to relieve persistant pain and itch.

Pennyroyal tea mixed with a drop of eucalyptus oil can be applied to the skin as an insect repellant.

Dried tomato leaves can keep bugs out of your house when hung by windows.

Taking garlic supplements, or eating garlic will lessen your chances of bug bites

Bladder / Kidney Problems

Take psyllium husk and water daily to cleanse the colon. A colon full of toxins puts pressure on the bladder and leads to infection.

Avoid packaged douches, tight nylons or underwear, or satin underwear.

To cleanse the bladder and kidneys of excess mucus and irritants, take the herbs St.-John's-wort or alfalfa in capsule form. Drink dandelion and peach bark tea.

Take garlic and goldenseal in addition to vitamin C to fight infection.

Take dolomite and water to fight bladder infections.

Eat whole fresh cranberries to cleanse the kidneys.

The herbs blessed thistle and white oak bark work well together in capsules or as teas toward healing infection.

Drink dolomite with water to heal bladder infections.

Grind fresh cranberries in the blender and add to plain yogurt (or soy yogurt) and eat daily.

The herbs buchu and ura ursi rid the bladder of excess mucus, infection, gravel, stones, and retained water.

Bleeding / Hemorrhage

Apply cayenne extract or powder to a small wound to stop the bleeding.

Make a strong tea of one of the following: slippery elm, plantain, white oak bark, comfrey, nettle, or chaparral. Apply the tea directly to the wound to stop bleeding.

Capsules of cayenne, bistort, goldenseal, white oak bark, yarrow, or comfrey can stop internal bleeding.

The herb don quai, in capsule form, can break up blood clots.


Apply vitamin E oil or zinc ointment or aloe vera gel twice daily.

Apply garlic oil to infected blisters.

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure results in part from a sodium-potassium imbalance caused by too much salt consumption. Bananas and whole wheat bread are rich in potassium to balance sodium levels.
Stay away from salt, sugar, dairy products, processed food, and meats.

Take valerian root to relax.

Take dolomite in water.

Cayenne, garlic, and the herb passion flower regulate both high and low blood pressure.

Ginseng, hyssop, and hawthorn, taken together, regulate high and low blood pressure.

The herb barberry dilates the blood vessels and helps to bring high blood pressure down.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

More Healthy Tips...

Abcess / Boils

Apply cayenne extract, wintergreen oil, or a strong comfrey root tea to the boil or abcess. This will help bring the stigma to a head as well as aid the drying and mending process.

Use these herbs or extract form: Mix one part lobelia with three parts mullein in a little warm water. Soak a clean cloth into the mixture and apply it to the sore to bring it to a head. Then puncture the wound lightly with a sterile needle. Wash gently. Apply garlic oil to prevent infection. When the redness has subsided apply vitamin E oil twice daily to aid healing.

Drink comfrey root tea to speed healing action. Lecithin, zinc, and B-complex supplements taken daily will help prevent and remedy such sores.

Abrasions (cuts, wounds)

Apply aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, or cod liver oil to the washed wound. To reduce infection and inflammation put garlic oil on a band aid and cover the wound.

Sprinkle cayenne pepper on a small clean cut to stop the bleeding and knit the wound.


Apply lobelia or cayenne extract to the painful area to relax muscles and hasten healing.

Apply moist heat directly to an ache and rest. Take the herbs lobelia or valerian root in capsules to relax the muscles and to ease the pain.


Gently scrub acne with a mixture of chickweed herb and water to reduce inflammation.

Apply garlic oil and cayenne extract, or a redmond clay poultice to draw out toxins and to heal the acne.

Avoid eating chocolate, fried food, and refined sugar.

The herbs cayenne, garlic, ginseng, burdock, and sarsparilla taken orally can help rid the skin of blemishes.

Avoid overwashing the skin, this dries out the skin and irritates it.

Afterbirth / Pain

Make a strong tea of the herbs red raspberry, St.-John's-wort, valerian root, or wild yam. Drink this this after labor to reduce pain.

Nutmeg tea will help to contract the uterus and to lessen bleeding.

Take the herbs cayenne, yarrow, mistletoe, or corn silk in capsules to reduce bleeding.

Both chlorophyll and the herb shepherd's-purse are rich in vitamin K. This makes them helpful in the clotting of blood.

Age Spots

Apply vitamin E oil or cod liver oil directly to age spots everyday to reduce colloration.

Selenium and the herbs dandelion, ginseng, gotu kola, licorice, and sarsaparilla may prove helpful taken in capsules or drunk as teas.


Make a tea of the herb goldenseal or eyebright. Strain, put the cooled tea in a dropper bottle. Use this as an eyewash to reduce the burning, watering, and the inflammation caused by many allergies.

To build up resistance to allergies, diet is important. Avoid dairy products, sugar, and refined foods.

Parsley and bee pollen decrease allergic reactions.

Take the herbs juniper and comfrey in capsules for prevention.

Take cayenne pepper and garlic together to dry up the sinuses.


A thiamine deficiency is often the cause of a loss of appetite. Drink peppermint tea to help increase the appetite.

Take the herb fennel in capsules to normalize the appetite.

Any combination of the following will increase the appetite: barberry, garlic, ginseng, goldenseal, hops, horse radish, oatstraw, parsley, and safflower.

The herb chickweed will decrease one's appetite.


A beneficial healing herbal combination is garlic, cayenne, and hawthorn. Garlic cleanses cholesterol from the bloodstream making deposits less sticky. Hawthorn regulates the blood pressure and strengthens the nerves to the heart making the heart stronger. Cayenne pepper helps to to cleanse the circulatory system, strengthen the pulse rate and regulate the heart and blood pressure. Cayenne will also increase the effectiveness of other herbs. Garlic, onions, and eggplant have the wonderful ability to balance the cholesterol level.


To relieve pain and help in the healin process, apply one of these to the sore area: lobelia extract, cayenne extract, or halibut oil. Exercise moderately to ease stiffness.

Much of the pain of arthritis is caused by a lack of minerals in one's diet. Take bonemeal and dolomite supplements daily to get these minerals.The herb oatstraw will help the body use the minerals.

Alfalfa is very rich in minerals and vitamins. Drink alfalfa tea and take supplements.

Parsley is high in nutrients, and would be a wise addition to one's diet.

The herbs yucca and burdock will help reduce inflammation and swelling.

To ensure that you are getting plenty of the needed nutrients, add these foods to your diet: pecans, bananas, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, avocados, cherries, and green salads.


Bee pollen is quite nutritionally rich, taking it daily will gradually chase away those allergens.
Take cayenne and garlic to heal, comfort, and help build a strong constitution.

Ginseng should be taken to help the body improve its capacity to resist and endure. It will also assist the endocrine glands in the assimilation of vitamins and minerals.

Athlete's Foot

Rub the affected area with white vinegar.

Apply brewer's yeast and honey twice daily.

Dust feet with cornstarch before putting on shoes or socks.