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Medicinal use of Liquorice and Life Everlasting

Liquorice:  Glycirrhiza glabra Part used: Root Demulcent, expectorant, laxative Suitable for coughs. Best combined with black cohosh and wild cherry.  Maidenhair and figs combined with liquorice is also a good combination. A pleasant drink may be made with flaxseed, ginger, lemon, honey or sugar and liquorice. Life Everlasting: Gnaphalium Polycephalium Part used: The herb Hot fomentations of the herb have been used like arnica for sprains and bruises. Dried flowers...

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Medicinal use of Juniper and Lady Slipper

Juniper: Juniperus communis Part used: Bark and berries Diuretic, gently stimulant Effective for kidney, urinary and bladder trouble. Excellent as a spray for fumigation. Preventive of disease. Berries can be chewed, or a strong tea used as a gargle when exposed to contagious diseases ; a good immunizer. Too large doses may cause irritation in the urinary passage. A counter – poison. Good in dropsy and gravel. Assures a safe,...

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Medicinal use of Horsemint and Hyssop

Horsemint: Monarda Punctata Part used: Leaves and tops Aromatic, pungent, bitter, carminative, stimulant, nervine, diuretic, diaphoretic, antiseptic New drug from Monarda Punctata for athlete’s foot, psoriasis, ringworm and impetigo.   Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis Part used: Whole plant Aromatic, sudorific, pectoral, expectorant, febrifuge, anthelmintic, aperients, stimulant, carminative, tonic An old Bible remedy. Increases circulation, reduces blood pressure. Kills body lice and hair lice. Expels worms. Used in jaundice, dropsy, for the...

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Medicinal use of Gotu Kola, Hops and Horehound

 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....

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Medicinal use of Fleabane, Gentian and Ginseng

Fleabane: Erigeron caradense Part used: The whole plant Styptic, astringent, diuretic, tonic Excellent for summer complaint especially for children when all other remedies fail. Colon trouble. Bladder trouble, scalding urine, hemorrhages form bowels and uterus. Use in an enema. Gentian: Gentiana lutea Part used: Root Stomachic, tonic, anathematic, antibilious Powerful and effective and reliable tonic. Purifies blood. Good for liver complaints. Excellent in spleen affections. Improves appetite. Strengthens digestive organs....

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Medicinal uses of Elderberry

Elderberry: Sambucus Part used: Flowers, berries and root Diaphoretic, gently stimulant, diuretic, alterative, aperients Flower in infusion –hepatic, derangement of children, erysipelas. Expressed juice of the berries will purge. Juice will also promote all fluid secretions. Much used in dropsy. Blossoms beaten up with lard make a good ointment in burns, scalds. Inner bark has been used by taking from branches one or two years old and scraping off the...

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Medicinal uses of Elecampane and Dill

Elecampane: Inula helenium Part used: Root Diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, aromatic, stimulant, stomachic, astringent, tonic Useful in whooping cough. Strengthens, cleanses and tones up pulmonary and gastric membranes. For retention of urine. Delayed menstruation. Also for kidney and bladder stones. Clears and strengthens sight. Good in weakness of digestive organs. For torpor of liver. A stimulating expectorant. A good formula consists of elecampane, spikenard (one ounce each) and four ounces bark...

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Medicinal use of Dandelion, Coriander, Corn silk and Creeping Jenny

Dandelion: Taraxicum dens-leonis Part used: Leaves and root Hepatic, aperients, diuretic, depurative, tonic, stomachic Purifies blood. Destroys acids in blood. Excellent for anaemia. Root is used to increase flow of urine. Is slightly laxative. Good for jaundice, eczema, kidney trouble, dropsy, inflammation of bowels and fever. Has a beneficial effect on female organs. Increases activity of liver, pancreas and spleen. Good in enlargement of liver and spleen. An excellent sub...

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