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 Gotu Kola: Hydrocotyle asiatica

Part used: leaves

Leaves have a marked energizing effect on the cells of the brain and are said to preserve the brain indefinitely. It is not a stimulant, but a brain food. Powered leaves in small doses in cow’s milk for mental weakness and memory improvement. A few leaves eaten raw are said to strengthen and revitalize worn out bodies and brains to a remarkable degree. Will prevent brain fag and nervous breakdown. Also a leprosy cure and good for hepatitis.


Hops:  Humulus Lupulus

Part used: Cones

Febrifuge, tonic, nervine, diuretic, anodyne, hypnotic, anthelmintic, sedative.

Excellent nervine, sleeplessness. Cough syrup. Hot fomentation to face for neuralgia. Poultice for abscesses. Good for delirium tremens, toothache. Tones up liver. Increases flow of urine. Increases flow of bile. For diseases in throat and  chest. Ulcers. Used for after- pains. Honey combined with hops and a little, lobelia is excellent for bronchitis. Added to ordinary gargles.


Horehound: Marrubium vulgare

Part used: Whole plant

Pectoral, aromatic, diaphoretic, tonic, expectorant, diuretric, hepatic, stimulant

Will produce profuse perspiration when taken hot. In large doses it is laxative. Good for jaundice, asthma, hysteria. Will expel worms. Useful in coughs, sore throat. When menstruation stops abnormally, will bring about flow again. Especially good for croup. Will expel afterbirth. Eliminates poisons. Honey and horehound are said to clear the vision

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