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Medicinal use of Celery, Chestnut, Chicory, Cleavers

Celery: Apium graveolens Part Used: root and seed Diuretic, stimulant, aromatic Used in incontinence of the urine, dropsy, liver troubles, produces perspiration. A splendid tonic. Good for nervousness, neuralgia and rheumatism.   Chestnut: Castania Part Used: Leaves Antispasmodic Soothing to mucous membranes and the nervous system. A specific for whooping cough (combined with blue cohosh and lobelia). Good for other coughs too. For protracted cases of hiccoughs.   Chicory: Cichorium...

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Medicinal use of Catnip and Chickweed

Catnip: Nepeta cataria, Nip Part Used: The whole herb Carminative, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac Excellent for its quieting effect on the nervous system. Use as an enema for children, especially in convulsions. Very useful in pain of any kind, for spasms, insanity, fevers, colic, hysteria, amenorrhea, emmenagogues, nervous headache. An enemy of catnip will cause urination   when it has stopped. Catnip, sweet balm, marshmallow and sweet weed (liquorice) make...

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Medicinal use of Cayenne

 Cayenne: Capsicum annuum Part Used: fruit Stimulant, antiseptic One of the strongest and purest stimulants known. The key to success in medicine is stimulation. Since stimulation is so important in most every form of disease, it is a valuable adjunct to other medicines. May be used in all cases of debility, indigestion, costiveness, chills, heart failure, cayenne acts mainly upon the circulation. Its influence is immediate on the heart. Gives...

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Medicinal use of Camomile, Caraway and Cascara Sagrada

Camomile: Anthemis nobilis Part used: Flowers Tonic Produces perspiration. Promotes menstrual flow and soften skin. Good during convalescence. For quinsy, boil in water and inhale steam. Strengthens and gives tone to the stomach. Expels gas and aids digestion. Prevents fermentation in the stomach. Good in female troubles, colic in infants, intermittent fever and typhoid. Especially good for babies while teething a poultice of Camomile will often prevent gangrene and remove...

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Medicinal use of Blue Flag, Boneset, Buchu and Asparagus

Blue flag: Iris versicolour Part Used: The rhizome Alterative, cathartic, sialogoue , vermifuge, diuretic. Has a special affinity for the thyroid gland. Boneset: Eupatorium perfoliatium Part Used: Tops and leaves Relaxant, sudorific, antiseptic, stimulant, diuretic Infusion valuable in intermittent and typhoid fevers, general debility, epidemic influenza. A large dose of warm infusion is  emetic. Produces perspiration, promotes all secretions. Taken cold it is laxative and tonic. Breaks up colds. Is...

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Medicinal use of Borage and Burdock

Borage: Borago officinalis Part Used: The herb Pectoral, cordial, aperients Expels poisons. Rich in potassium and calcium. Comforts the heart when saddened with much grief. All the glandular system is gradually influenced by the singular action of Borage. Used to defend the heart in contagious or eruptive fevers. Seeds and leaves are said to increase mother’s milk. Good to bathe sore eyes. Valuable in hepatitis. Burdock: Arctium lappa,  Lappa minor...

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Medicinal use of Balm of Gilead, Basil Sweet, Black Haw, Blue Cohosh

Balm of Gilead: Populus Balsamifera or Candicans Part Used : Buds Stimulant,  expectorant The resinous substance is not acted upon by water alone. An infusion cannot be made. Boiled in oil makes an excellent ointment or salve. Valuable in colds, lung, kidney and urinary difficulties.   Basil(sweet) : Ocium basilicum, Ocymum Part Used: Root Relaxant, expectorant, slightly narcotic sedative, antispasmodic , nervine Exerts a marked influence over the nervous system....

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Medicinal use of Angelica, Anise, Annatto, Arnica

Angelica: Angelica Atropurpurea, Archangel Part Used: Root and seed Stimulant, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, diuretic, emmenagogue.  A good tonic. For stomach trouble, heartburn, gas, colic, colds and fever. Tea dropped into the eye helps dimness of sight. Dropped into the ears, helps deafness. Strengthens the heart. Effective in epidemics. In case of poisons, take in morning, fasting if possible. Powdered root is reputed to cause disgust of all spirituous liquors....

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Medicinal uses of Althea in Diarrhea and Dysentery

Althea: Althea Officinalis, Mallow Family, marshmallow    Part used: Root Emollient, demulcent, pain – soothing As a douche for irritation of the vagina. Bathing inflamed eyes. In making poultices. Irrigate diarrhea or dysentery. Dried root may be chewed and the saliva swallowed for soothing inflamed bladder or kidneys and all mucous membranes.

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Medicinal use of Aloes in Stomach, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen and Bladder problems

Aloes: aloes Vera, aloe Socotrina Part used: Leaves Cathartic, stomachic, aromatic, emmenagogue One of the best herbs to clean out the colon, promote menstruation when suppressed. Will expel worms after several doses. Start with small dose when used as a cathartic. Cleans morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen and bladder. Excellent for burns, radiation burns, cuts and bruises. For singers and speakers, clears throat. Merely cut one –quarter...

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Medicinal uses of Alfalfa in Diabetes, TB, Jaundice, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Nervousness,Lumbago, Hardening of the arteries, Dropsy, Prostatitis, Anaemia, , Skin eruptions and Poor complexion

Alfalfa: Buffalo herb, Lucerne Alfalfa is one of the rashest land- grown sources of sub- nutritional trace food minerals. The deep feeder roots go down deep into the soil, fifty feet and more, to bring those much needed trace minerals. Most food plants are shallow surface feeders. Alfalfa is considered one of the best sources of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, sodium potassium, chlorine and silicon. It is particularly rich in...

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Medicinal uses of Golden Seal in Cold, Flu, Stomach,Liver Trouble ,Eczema, Ringworm, Erysipelas, any Skin disease

Golden seal: Hydrastis Canadensis Part used: Root Laxative, tonic, alterative, detergent, opthalmicum , ant periodic aperients, diuretric, antiseptic, deobstruent .   One of the best remedies in the whole herbal kingdom. Excellent for colds, ‘flu, stomach and liver trouble. Exerts a good influence on all mucous membranes. Excellent for open sores, eczema, ringworm, erysipelas, any skin disease. In small doses, will allay nausea during pregnancy. Equalizes circulation. Combined with skullcap...

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