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  • Herbs

    27 posts, 11 voices, 801 views, started Jan 26, 2009

    Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009

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      Pearl
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      Here’s a place to post our recipes and uses for herbs.  

      I’ve been interested in herbs for a long time and have used them successfully for a lot of things, especially clearing up bladder infections.  

      This post was inspired by how I feel today, though. My period started yesterday and I today I feel like someone has thrown me to the floor. And I know what that’s like because I’m a martial artist and I have been thrown to the floor. . . .

      Anyway, to start off this topic, here’s my recipe for PMS Tea:

      PMS Tea

      Use 1 part of each of the following:

      Cramp bark
      Oat straw
      Black cohosh
      Blue cohosh
      Horehound
      Yarrow
      Skullcap
      Valerian
      Lavender
      Meadow Sweet

      If your stomach is upset, add fennel and a little catnip or mint. Don’t overdo the cat nip or mint (catnip is in the mint family, too.) A little mint helps settle the stomach; too much mint upsets it. You can also add ginger, especially if you feel nauseated.  

      A note about ginger: Use it fresh, candied, or powdered. If you‘re nauseated, drink ginger tea or eat some ginger. After about 20 minutes, you’ll feel worse, but then all of a sudden you’ll be much better.  

      Wild yam is also excellent for PMS. Feverfew is good in combination with wild yam, but be careful with feverfew if you are allergic to ragweed, as they are related.  

      Pour boiling hot water over herbs and steep in a teapot for 10 to 15 minutes.



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Jan 26, 2009
        • Hay thanks for the info..I myself have not had to deal with that in 20 yrs..WOOT!! But I will pass it on to friends..=)

          Anti Aging Herbal Tea:  

          Is made of an herb which is indigenous to the Cederburg area of South Africa. Due to its widely publicized health benefits, anti aging herbal tea has grown into a billion dollar export industry since the mid twentieth century. The tea has no caffeine and only half the tannin of ordinary tea. Apart from being refreshing to drink, in place of ordinary tea and coffee, it has the advantage of containing minerals and powerful antioxidants. Having no oxalic acid it also does not irritate the kidneys. This herbal tea controls aging, hypertension /stress & blood pressure & cardiac problems. It also fights with fatigue, joint pains, gastric & cough problems, chronic & acute diseases of males and females and gives over all fitness, strength & potential to the body and mind. It stimulates the release of growth hormones (as it decreases with age) in the pituitary glands which is responsible for all body functions and maintain youth by keeping physical and mental health. It is useful in keeping normal sexual drive and good relaxing sleep.  

          Here are a couple of web sites to check out..

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          Clyn wrote Feb 15, 2009
        • Uva Ursi is good for clearing up bladder infections.  

          Valarien Root is good for anti anxiety, I take it instead of muscle relaxers and it works wonders. When I first got some of the loose herb for tea everyone was checking their shoes(*WHO STEPPED IN IT* ) Now I get it in capsules.



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          Clyn wrote Feb 17, 2009
        • Cd Milk Thistle is good for cleaning out the liver



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          Jenz ~ wrote Feb 17, 2009
        • WOW.

          Katara, the anti-aging tea sounds like a miracle elixir. Any side effects etc.?



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Feb 18, 2009
        • Great Post Bernadette As always...I have copied and pasted this information for my book..You're a wonderful witch... We are so much alike too bad we live so far apart..Think of the fun we would have experimenting with all our witchy experience...)O( =)



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 18, 2009
        • I heard about Milk Thistle.  What is the best form? Pills?



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          Clyn wrote Feb 18, 2009
        • CD like Bernadette pointed out you should research what your body needs are and then yes its comes in capsules.



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          Martha Perez Torres wrote Mar 13, 2009
        • where can I find all those herbs- for the past few months I have been getting alot of cramps-like when i was a teenager- I thought after having kids the cramps would minimize



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          Scorpion13 wrote Mar 13, 2009
        • China, young dandelion leaves and roots are a good liver cleanser, too.  

          Veering from herbs a bit....homeopathic sepia is helpful for cramps. Unfortunately, mine are bad enough to keep me in bed for two days without ibuprofen, but sepia takes the edge off and I don’t have to take as much ibu.

          I just read Christiane Northrup’s book The Wisdom of Menopause. It’s got many great herbal suggestions for women’s needs. I highly recommend her holistic approach to perimenopause. The book is easy to find used online.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 16, 2009
        • Bernie: Is there a way we can run a test on our body to see what is lacking?



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 16, 2009
        • Thanks Berni.  My doctor told me I could eat everything but not white mushroom.  So I have been avoiding that.  We, Chinese, eat Black Mushroom, Straw Mushroom, and other but they are very against the white.



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          Susan Sullivan wrote Mar 17, 2009
        • I get all of my essential oils, blends and tinctures here

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          I can call on the phone, describe my problem and get immediate advice and order.  They also teach classes in energy work and how to make your own oils and tinctures.  The improvement that herbals have made in my health is amazing.


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