Here is where I found essential oil for $2-3 plus the same in shipping. -M
“For centuries, a miracle herb called neem has been used in eastern medicine for its considerable curative properties. It was applied to wounds as a potent disinfectant and… continue reading“
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Stuffing-The original recipe is from Matt Amsden’s RAWvolution a, one of my favorite raw food creators. Better make double, because visitors and family start smelling the warm, comforting smell of sage and your stuffing goes fast! Serve with raw orange-date- cranberry sauce!
1 c soaked raw walnuts* – finely ground in food processor
1 c soaked raw pumpkin seeds* – finely ground in food processor
1 c soaked raw sunflower seeds* – finely ground in food processor
1/3 c chopped yellow onion
3/4 c diced celery
1 c chopped mushrooms, briefly marinated in 1 or 2 Tbs Nama Shoya or coconut aminos (D)
2 Tbs olive oil
1/4 t sea salt
1/2 t black pepper
1 1/2 tsp sage
1 1/2 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp kelp
Instructions:’ Soak the nuts and pumpkin seeds in pure water for 2 to 4 hours, then drain and dry. Sunflower seeds for 12 hours, sprouting for 12. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients, mix well, and serve now, or Dehydrate 105 degrees for 4 hours until warm.
Making Garlic Powder
Garlic is a wonderful and powerful savory addition. It jazzes up many recipes and also contains healing properties. Truly fresh garlic is pungent, white, hard, and full of a juicy liquid. I believe that much of the garlic that is sold in stores has gone past its peak (rubbery or soft) and has lost much of its value. One way to maintain not only its flavor but also its healing powers is to dry it and make it into garlic powder.
• Garlic should be picked when it has four green leaves left on the plant.
• The leaves will begin to turn brown in the summer—one at a time.
• Pick about eight garlics at a time, bundle them tightly together, and tie them with string.
• Hang the bundles in a shady, airy place to begin to dry.
• Leave the garlic bundles hanging out for 2 to 4 weeks.
Start making garlic powder! See instructions with accompanying photos. http://www.almanac.com/blog/celestes-garden/making-garlic-powder?utm_source=Almanac+Companion&utm_campaign=4078d81abf-Companion_09-02-12&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=4078d81abf&mc_eid=8e5e548bbc
From a specialist doctor on Dr Oz:
Parasites turn up in 40% of people with chronic fatigue symptoms and is also the cause sometimes of irritable bowel syndrome.
Best way to get rid of parasites: Eat daily for 2 weeks;
1/4 cup papaya seeds mixed with 1 Tbsp of honey
Cures 70% of all people who use it.
Second way is 2 cloves of garlic or 1000 mg capsule garlic per day
3rd way: wormwood tea paralyzes intestinal worms permanently
“…Fortunately, new evidence shows that some natural solutions actually do work at helping to reduce migraines, giving patients more options.
According to a recent release by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, based on a review of studies from the past decade, of all the alternative therapies evaluated, the herb butterbur (Petasites hybridus) was the only one “established as effective” in reducing the frequency and severity of migraines.
Butterbur has been used traditionally as an herbal remedy for pain, fever, and spasms. It comes from the root of the butterbur shrub, and grows to about three feet, commonly found in wet, marshy ground. Today it’s commonly used to treat coughs, asthma, hay fever, and stomach ulcers. In its natural state, however, it contains chemicals called “pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs),” which can damage the liver and cause other serious harm, so it’s important to always seek out PA-free extract products.
Scientists aren’t sure how butterbur helps reduce migraines, but human studies have shown that it does. Researchers theorize that “petasin,” the main component in butterbur, may inhibit inflammation and reduce spasms in smooth muscle tissues, relaxing swollen blood vessels and membranes. Human studies have also shown butterbur to act as an antihistamine, making it an exciting natural alternative for treating allergies.
With this recent recommendation by two prominent agencies, it certainly seems worth a try. The typical recommended dosage is from 50-100 mg of butterbur extract twice daily with meals. In one study, researchers found that taking 75 mg daily over 4 months cut the incidence of migraines nearly in half. TV’s Dr. Oz recommends 75 mg twice daily, upping to 100 mg twice daily if needed.
Other Possible Natural Solutions
Though butterbur extract was the only natural solution deemed as an established treatment for migraines, three others were mentioned as “probably effective.” These included the herb feverfew, as well as magnesium and riboflavin. The evidence for omega-3 fatty acids and other herbal or nutrient supplements was inadequate or conflicting. In other words, there may be other natural solutions, but so far we don’t have sufficient evidence behind any of them.
- Feverfew: a member of the sunflower family, feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) has been used for centuries as a remedy for headaches, arthritis and fevers. Similar to butterbur, feverfew has a phythochemical called “parthenolide” that helps relieve spasms in smooth muscle tissue. Studies have also found it contains aspirin-like chemicals. Human studies have shown it to be effective in reducing the number of migraine attacks per month. In one study, participants took feverfew, magnesium, and vitamin B2 and experienced a 50 percent decrease in migraines. Those used in studies were standardized to contain at least 0.2% parthenolide. Take 100-300 mg, up to 4 times daily, standardized to contain 0.2-0.4% parthenolides.
- Magnesium: According to the University of Maryland, people with migraines often have lower levels of magnesium than those who don’t have migraines. Studies suggest that magnesium may reduce frequency by over 40 percent, compared to 15 percent in those who took a placebo. Other studies suggest that magnesium may be particularly helpful in women whose migraines are triggered by menstrual periods. Try 200-600 mg per day.
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): Some studies show that this vitamin may also be helpful in reducing the frequency of migraines. Some studies show no effect, however, so more research needs to be done. Check with your doctor, as riboflavin can interfere with some medications like antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, and medications for gout. Try 400 mg per day for migraines.
As noted, some studies combined fevervew with magnesium and riboflavin and had good results. More is not always better, however, so check with your doctor, then consider trying one at a time, and if that doesn’t work, try some combinations. Some health stores may have migraine combination supplements already prepared. As always, make sure you trust the source.
Don’t forget to try lifestyle changes as well. These include avoiding your triggers, creating a standard waking and sleeping routine, eating healthy foods (and not skipping meals), engaging in regular exercise, and limiting caffeine and alcohol intake. In addition, try removing processed foods, diet soda, and anything with MSG from your diet for two weeks to see if you notice any benefits. …”
Oct 14, 2009
Pau d’arco or Taheebo is a broad-leaf evergreen tree that grows in rain forests throughout Latin America. It has extremely hard wood, and as such is resistant to disease and decay. It grows to a height of around 40 metres and has pink to violet coloured flowers. Its inner bark is used by natives of Central and South America for medicinal purposes.
Pau d’arco contains two primary active compounds (naphthaquinones) called Lapachol and beta-lapachone. Laboratory tests have shown that these compounds possess anti-fungal properties which are as potent as or more so than ketaconazole, a common antifungal drug used for treating yeast infections. Pau d’arco also contains high amounts of vitamins such as Vitamins-A, C, and B-complex and minerals like calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, cobalt and chromium.
Key uses of Pau d’arco
Pau d’arco boosts energy levels and helps the body resist most chronic diseases. It also promotes healing and is an effective treatment for digestive problems such as diarrhoea and intestinal infections. Pau d’arco may also prevent and cure ulcers, diabetes and rheumatism.
Antifungal and antibiotic
Taken as herbal tea, Pau d’arco has been proven to be helpful to many Candida sufferers. It is also used in the treatment of skin diseases such eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, pyorrhea, athlete’s foot, herpes simplex infections and a variety of fungal and viral infections.
Pau d’arco is a natural pain reliever and is useful for treating migraine and dysmenorrhoea.
As a decongestant, Pau d’arco is helpful for treating the cold, flu, asthma and sinusitis.
It has been noted that Pau d’arco promotes the production of healthy cells and there have been some claims of reduction of tumour sizes and cancer cures arising from the use of Pau d’arco. As such, many naturopaths recommend it for those with goiter, hemorrhoids, abnormal cell growth and tumours.
Pau d’arco promotes normal blood function, helps the body to replenish vital elements, stimulates appetite and helps detoxify the body. As preventive medicine, it regulates blood sugar levels, lowers blood cholesterol and promotes better urine flow, reducing your risk of diabetes, hypertension and kidney dysfunction.
Pau d’arco has no known serious side effects but it may interact with other herbs, supplements and medications you may be taking. Pau d’arco may affect the blood’s ability to clot and should be avoided if you are taking an anti coagulant or blood thinner. It is also not recommended for young children, pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding.
There are many varieties of the Pau d’arco tree but only one kind has been proven to be highly effective in treating diseases, that which has the scientific name Tabebuia Avellanedae.
http://intelegen.com/nutrients/reishi.htmIts Chinese name Lingzhi, means “spiritual potency”.
“Reishi mushrooms are regarded by the Chinese as the “Medicine of Kings”. Dr. Shi-Jean Lee, the most famous Chinese medical doctor of the Ming Dynasty, strongly endorsed the effectiveness of Reishi in his famous book, Ban Chao Gang Moo (“Great Pharmacopoeia”). He stated that the “long-term taking of Reishi (Lingzhi) will build a strong, healthy body and assure a long life.”(2)
A Mushroom for the Nerves
Reishi mushrooms have been traditionally recommended by Chinese and Japanese herbalists for insomnia due to their “sleep-promoting factor”.(1) Long-term use causes a significant promotion of slow wave sleep1. Reishi mushrooms are prescribed in China for a number of psychiatric and neurological afflictions, including diseases involving the muscles, anorexia, and debility following lengthy illnesses.(3)
In Japan, the dried “mycelium” of Reishi the root-like body that produces mushrooms has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of neuroses caused by “environmental stress”.(1) In addition, in an eight-month study of Alzheimer’s disease, patients taking a Reishi mycelium product demonstrated significant improvement.
In China, Reishi is used for its muscle relaxing and analgesic (pain-inhibiting) effects. In one study, Reishi alleviated anxiety in 18 of 20 patients after four months’ use. It was concluded that the mushroom has an essentially “calmative function”, but is neither a narcotic nor a hypnotic…”
Chinese medical texts traditionally call for using 1.5 to 9 grams of dry mushroom per day which approximates to 150 to 900 mg of concentrated Reishi extract.(1) For serious problems like cancer, Dr. Morishige adjusted the dosage from 2 to 10 grams of Reishi extract per day.(1,5)
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Masala Chai Sun Tea
No need to go to expensive coffee/tea houses to have your warm, comforting Chai tea! Make it home and enjoy the comfort with your friends, or alone.
So peaceful, so good for you, Masala Chai Sun Tea, brewed in the sun or on the stove. Also makes your home smell so good with the exquisite scents of
ginger, cardamom and cloves!
8 c. water
2 T. decaf black tea – your choice of flavors
2 c. almond or coconut milk
1 T. sweetener (honey, coconut syrup, Stevia, coconut crystals)
2 tsp. fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. cloves
Choose your decaf black tea. I like Cinnamon Hazelnut today! Put in a tea ball , then a glass pitcher or jar, and fill with water. Set in a sunny window for 12 hours.
Remove the tea. Mix the seasonings and add to the tea. Then stir in warm coconut or almond milk. Pour into tea cups.