|You little "natural" sponge...|
I enjoy going to classes and learning just about everything I can get my hands on **. Some days I feel like a little sponge-kid (as opposed to Sponge Bob) and soak up as much as I possibly can. This especially applies to anyone willing to teach a class on herbs. I love what they have to offer us in any way Heavenly Father has provided them for our use.
I am not a doctor, so this email has not been evaluated by the FDA, DEA, DOJ, PETA, or EFTPS to cure or prevent any disease. But honestly, I've never looked to any of them for reliable information on...anything...except maybe a shoe-tying tutorial or something. So, use the information I am about to share with wisdom and prudence (wink wink - D&C 89).
In one class I went to, by an herbalist, we were given a hand-out called, "Best Herbs for Emergency Preparedness Kit". As I list them, you will see some herbs mentioned more than once. That is because in the wisdom of our loving Father, he planned it that way. This list is not "complete" in any way, but it IS a good start! The herbs and organs they strengthen/ uses are listed as follows:
Antibiotic: Garlic, Goldenseal root, Oregon Grape Root (all three are antiviral and antibiotic)
Liver: Cilantro - regulates liver enzymes and function
Gall Bladder: Yarrow: removes blockages and acid in the gall bladder
Hydranea: dissolves stones in the gall bladder
Spleen: Oregon Grape: Strengthens the muscle
Yarrow: purifies the blood (and prevents reoccurring infections)
Lymphs: All Spice: removes tumors and blockages in lymphatic system
Dandelion: cleanses lymph nodes
Heart: Burdock: strengthens ventricles, pulmonary, aorta
Hawthorn: cleanse atrium/ muscle strength
Arjuna: valves, veins
Apple pectin: cholesterol, plaque
Bronchial: Mullein: removes mucus from the respiratory system
Pancreas: Sage: removes sugars from the blood
Rosemary: strengthens pancreas
Adrenals: Eleuthro: cleans and helps filter
Chickweed: neutralizes acid
Kidneys: Nettle: creates mucus to rid stones
Horsetail: neutralizes acid
Blood Purifiers: Oregon Grape, Yarrow, Burdock, Sage, Chickweed, Nettle, Dandelion, Yellow Dock
Circulation: Cayenne: thins the blood in large and small capillaries
Horse chestnut: cleanse veins
Allergies Ginger: drains
Uva-Ursi: dries sinuses
Parasites: Rue (for adults) Dill/ Cumin (for children) - Diet of no refined foods/ sugars/ dairy
when killing parasites.
Constipation Rhubarb Root
One time when my sister was visiting me, her husband woke in the middle of the night with a head-ache and asked her to go to the cupboard to look for some Tylenol. When she opened the cupboard, all they found was herbal tinctures. "Uhhhh....." They had no idea how to use them. "Go to the bathroom cabinet." He told her. There they found one bottle of Tylenol in my husband's cabinet.
It is important to become educated on how to use herbs before you just start "poppin' capsules". One of my favorite websites is http://www.herbs2000.com/. There is a lot of information on specific herbs, their uses, and recommended dosages. You can even search by ailment. ROCKA ROCKA!! (Notice I didn't say "raca", because that would put me in danger of hell fire :) ).
I believe doctors and modern medicine are excellent tools to have. I also believe we have been given many tools to care for ourselves. Self-reliance has never been so sweet.
**I have been contemplating teaching some classes on herbs. If anyone is interested, let me know.