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Medicinal use of Pleurisy in Colds, Flu, Bronchial and Pulmonary ailments

Pleurisy: Asclepias Tuberosa Part used: Root Expectorant, carminative, tonic, diuretic, diaphoretic, relaxant, antispasmodic Valuable in pleurisy. Excellent for colds, flu, bronchial and pulmonary ailments. Very useful in scarlet fever, rheumatism, fevers, lung fever, typhus and measles. Clean stomach first with an emetic. Apply a cold compress to area and cover with a flannel for pleurisy. Pleurisy root is a good kidney tonic and is effective in asthma. For peritonitis, combine...

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Medicinal use of Parsley in Hepatitis and Fever

Parsley : petroselinum sativum Part used: Root , leaves and seed Diuretic, aperients, expectorant. Juice is antiperiodic. Seed is febrifuge and  emmenagogue. Roots and leaves are excellent for difficult urination, hepatitis, fevers, obstruction of liver and spleen. For female trouble, combine leaves with equal parts of buchu, crampbark and black haw. Hot fomentation is applied to insect bites and stings. Poultice of bruised leaves is excellent for swollen glands, swollen...

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Medicinal use of Orris and Papaya

Medicinal use of Nettle in Kidney and Bladder Trouble

 Nettle: Urtica Dioca, Stinging Nettle Part used: Root and leaves Pectoral, duretic astringent, tonic, styptic, rubifacient Nettles contain iron, sulphur, potassium and sodium. Nettles are excellent for kidney trouble. They expel bladder stones, increase flow of urine. Also excellent in a reducing diet when used with sea wrack. The boiled leaves applied externally will stop bleeding almost at once.  A poultice of the green leaves will relieve pain, but will...

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Medicinal use of Myrrh in Bronchial and Lung diseases

Myrrh: Balsamodendron myrrh Part used: Powdered gum Antiseptic, stimulant, tonic, expectorant, vulnerary, emmenagogue A valuable tonic. Good in bronchial and lung diseases. Is said to remove halitosis (bad breath) when taken internally. For sick stomach, a small teaspoon of the powdered gum and of golden seal to a pint of boiling water, one teaspoon of the infusion six times a day. Made into an ointment with golden seal is excellent...

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Medicinal use of Mullein Asthma, Croup, and  Bronchitis

Mullein: Verbascum Thapsus Part used: Leaves and root Anodyne, diuretic, demulcent, antispasmodic, vulnerary, stringent, emollient, pectoral For asthma, burn root and inhale fumes. A tea of the leaves is useful in asthma, croup, bronchitis, all lung ailments, bleeding from lungs, difficult breathing, and hay fever. Good for gargle. Hot tea is good applied to mumps, tumours, sore throat, excellent for dropsy, sinusitis, swollen joints. One ounce boiled in a pint...

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Medicinal use of Motherwort in Female Trouble, Cramp and Liver Disorders

Motherwort: Leonurus cardiac Part used: Tops and leaves Antispasmodic, nervine, emmenagogue, laxative, hepatic Excellent results in female trouble. Useful in cramp, convulsions, hysteria, sleeplessness, delirium tremens, liver  disorders, suppressed urine, colds ( especially chest colds). Increases menstrual flow. Has excellent affect if   taken during  pregnancy. Expels worms. Strengthens the heart- two table spoonfuls of the infusion every two hours. An excellent and to digestion when taken at mealtime. A hot...

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Medicinal use of Marjoram and Milkweed

Marjoram: Origanum marhorana Part used: Whole plant Aromatic, tonic, condiment, emmenagogue A good tonic. A good combination with chamomile and gentian. Poultice very beneficial for sprains, felons, boils, carbuncles. Good for loss of appetite, eruptive diseases, suppressed menstruation. Expels gas. Increases flow of urine. Is good in hepatitis, deafness, headache, indigestion, nausea, colic, neuralgia. Oil dropped in cavity of aching tooth is said to stop pain. Will expel poisons from...

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Medicinal use of Mandrake and Marigold

Mandrake: Podophyllum peltatum (May apple) Part used: Root Ant bilious, cathartic, emetic, diaphoretic, cholagogue, alterative, resolvent , vermifuge, deobstruent. Excellent liver and bowel regulator. Combine with senna. Has no equal in chronic liver disorders. Very beneficial to uterine diseases. Act upon all tissues and cells of the body. Valuable in hepatitis. One teaspoon to one pint of boiling water – one teaspoon of the tea at a time. Good in...

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Medicinal Lobelia and Lily of the Valley

Lobelia: Lobelia inflate Part used: Plant and seed Emetic, expectorant, diuretic, nervine, diaphoretic, antispasmodic  A powerful relaxant. Lobelia alone cannot cure, but is beneficial with other herbs. Pleurisy root is good for pleurisy, but is better still if combined with lobelia. Catnip added to lobelia for an Enema. Add lobelia to poultices. Lobelia is excellent for nervous patients and as an emetic. Also excellent in whooping cough remedies. For hepatitis,...

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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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