Home » Posts tagged "Cold and Flu"

Medicinal use of Wood Betony in Insanity, Neuralgia, Heartburn, Indigestion, Hepatitis, Palsy Convulsions, Gout, Colic, Dropsy

Wood Betony: Betonica officinalis Part used: Leaves Aperients, stomachic, nervine, tonic , antiscorbutic Excellent for headache, insanity, neuralgia, stomach trouble, heartburn, indigestion, stomach cramp, hepatitis, palsy convulsions, gout, colic, nervous ailments dropsy, colds, ‘flu poisonous bites. Expels worms. Opens obstruction of spleen and liver. A  good formula is two parts wood betony, one part skullcap, one part sweet flag. It is a valuable herb.

Read More »

Medicinal use of Wild cherry in TB , Bronchitis , Fever, Coughs, Diarrhea, Blood pressure

Wild cherry: Prunus Virginiana Part used: Inner bark Mild tonci, sedative, pectoral, aromatic, astringent Excellent in TB , bronchitis , fever, coughs which are loose. Do not use for dry coughs. Good for diarrhea in children. Good in indigestion, asthma, cold and flu. Also good to reduce blood pressure. Do not boil wild cherry.

Read More »

Medicinal use of Sweet Balm in Fever, Cold, Flu, Nausea, Vomiting 

Sweet Balm: Melissa officinalis Part used: whole herb and flowers Aromatic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, cephalic Excellent taken hot for fevers, colds and flu. Good for nausea and vomiting. Will quiet and settle the stomach. Good in kidney and bladder troubles, headache, suppressed urine, painful menstruation and female disorders. Lemon juice added to the hot tea is good in fevers and will promote perspiration.

Read More »

Medicinal use of Saffron in Sage in Kidney and Liver Trouble

Sage: Saliva officinalis Part used: leaves Sudorific , astringent, expectorant, tonic, aromatic, antispasmodic, nervine, vermifuge. Wounds heal more rapidly when washed with sage tea. Soothing to the nerves. Good for palsy. For quinsy and sore throat drink the tea and also gargle. Especially good mixed with lemon and honey. Expels worms. Will stop bleeding. Good in kidney and liver trouble. Effective in fevers, ‘flu (taken hot). Will relieve pain in...

Read More »

Medicinal use of Saffron in Measles, Scarlet Fever, Skin Disease

Saffron: Carthamus tinctorius Part used: flowers and seed Laxative, emmenagogue, condiment, carminative, sudorific, diuretic, diaphoretic. Seed is aromatic, laxative and diuretic One of the most reliable remedies in measles, scarlet fever, all skin diseases and other eruptive maladies. Produces profuse perspiration when taken hot. Useful in colds and ‘flu. Regulates the menstrual flow.

Read More »

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...

Read More »

Medicinal use of Peppermint in Chills, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea and Cholera

Peppermint: Mentha piperita Part used: whole plant Aromatic, stimulant, stomachic, carminative. Oil is stimulant and rubefacient. Excellent for chills, fevers, gas on stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cholera, heart trouble, ‘flu and cods, and hysteria. Applied externally (the oil) for rheumatism, neuralgia and headache. Peppermint enemas are excellent in cholera and colon trouble, convulsions and spasms in infants. Helpful in cases of insanity. Hot, strong peppermint tea will restore one after...

Read More »

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....

Read More »