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  • Lee & Cindy
    http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New10-2003.html Color Illustrations from An Introduction to Materia Medica and Pharmacology by McGuigan and Krug (1942) Linked
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      http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New10-2003.html
      Color Illustrations from "An Introduction to Materia Medica and Pharmacology" by McGuigan and Krug (1942)
      Linked Thumbnail - 134K Aconitum nepallus to Theobroma cacao
       
      Aconitum napellus.jpg - Aconite - 80K
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      Theobroma cacao.jpg - Chocolate Tree - 80K

      New Photographs for 2003
      Linked Thumbnails #1.html - 96K - Acalypha californica to Eryngium heterophyllum
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      Linked Thumbnails #3.html - 84K - Passiflora mexicana to Valeriana officinalis

      Acalypha californica #3.jpg 180K
      Yerba del Cancer
      Flowering bush - Anza Borrego, California
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      Acalypha lindheimeri #3.jpg 116K
      Yerba del Cancer, Copper Leaf
      Flowering and seeding plants, habitat - Arizona
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      Adiantum pedatum #4.jpg 104K
      Western Maidenhair Fern
      Habitat detail - Idaho
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      Pearly Everlasting
      Habitat of flowering plants - Idaho
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      Yerba Mansa
      Habitats of flowering plants - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Side-flowered Arnica
      Flowering plants habitat - Wyoming
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Artemisia douglasiana #3.jpg 124K
      California Mugwort
      Habitat of flowering plants - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Asclepias asperula #6.jpg 140K
      Inmortal, Antelope Horns, Spider Milkweed
      Habitat of podding plants - Texas
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      Asclepias tuberosa #4.jpg 112K
      Pleurisy Root
      Flowers - Texas
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      Baccharis salicifolia.jpg 104K
      Seep Willow, Yerba del Pasmo
      Flowering plants in habitat - Arizonz
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      Plains or Blue Wild Indigo
      Habitat of plants with pods - Texas
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      Chaparro Amargosa, Crucifixion Thorn
      Habitats and seeding branch details - Arizona
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      Red Root, "Grub Root"
      Habitats of flowering plants - Texas
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
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      Bunchberry
      Habitat of stands of plants - Idaho
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Red Osier
      Habitat and detail of plants in berries - Wyoming
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Desert Thornapple
      Anuual plant with spiney capsules - California
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      Toloache, Sacred Datura
      Habitats of blooming plants - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Chiracahua Mountain Larkspur
      Blooming plants in habitat - Arizona
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      Teasel
      Flowering plants in habitat- Oregon
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Eryngium heterophyllum.jpg 148K
      Wright's Eryngo, Yerba del Sapo
      Flowring plants in habitat - Arizona (threatened)
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      Arizona Eryngo
      Flowering plants in habitat - Arizona (threatened)
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
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      Ocotillo
      Plant in flower and leaf, showing the more delicate form found in the lower California Desert
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE

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      Ocotillo
      Another plant in flower and leaf, showing the more delicate form found in the lower California Desert
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE
      Glycyrrhiza lepidota #5.jpg 116K
      American Licorice
      Flowering plants in habitat - Wyoming
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Cow Parsnip, Yerba del Oso
      Flowering plants in habitat - Idaho
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Hibiscus denudatus#1.jpg 164K
      Desert Rose Mallow, Desert Hibiscus
      Flowering branch - California
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      Desert Rose Mallow, Desert Hibiscus
      Flowering plant in habitat - California
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      Newberry False Mallow
      Flowering plant in habitat - California (rare)
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE

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      Newberry False Mallow
      Detail of flowering branch - California (rare)
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE

      Hyptis emoryi #3.jpg 116K
      Desert Lavender
      Flowering plants in habitat - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
      Justicia californica.jpg 144K
      Chuparosa
      Flowering plants in habitat - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Western Mountain Laurel, Lambkill
      Bog-side plants in habitat - Montana
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      Leonurus sibirica #3.jpg 92K
      Chinese Motherwort
      Flowering and bundled plants in habitat (my backyard)
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Cardinal Flower
      Typical seep-side flowering plants - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Box Thorn, Anderson's wolfberry
      Flowering plants in low desert habitat - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
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      Wild Four-O'Clock, White Maravilla
      Plants in habitat - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Mirabilis multiflora #2.jpg 112K
      Maravilla
      Flowering plants in habitat - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Ghost Plant
      Flowering plant - California
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE

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      Miner's Lettuce
      Juicy little plants in a creekside crevice - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Paeonia californica #4.jpg 132K
      California Peony
      Flowering plants in habitat - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
      Passiflora mexicana.jpg 116K
      Mexican Passion Flower
      Flowering plants growing through a mesquite thicket - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Peniocereus striata #1.jpg 76K
      Gearstem cactus, Sacamatraca or Charamatraca
      Detail of budding branch - Arizona (endangered)
      PHOTO by GRETA ANDERSON

      Peniocereus striata #2.jpg 196K
      Gearstem cactus, Sacamatraca or Charamatraca
      Cactus twining through Palo Verde - Arizona (endangered)
      PHOTO by GRETA ANDERSON

      Peniocereus striata #3.jpg 192K
      Gearstem cactus, Sacamatraca or Charamatraca
      Cactus twing through other cacti - Arizona (endangered)
      PHOTO by GRETA ANDERSON

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      Gearstem cactus, Sacamatraca or Charamatraca
      Plant growing up through an Ironwood - its "nursery" plant - Arizona (endangered)
      PHOTO by GRETA ANDERSON

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      California Mistletoe
      Clumps of plants in berry -California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
      Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana.jpg 168K
      Western Honey Mesquite
      Flowering plant - California
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE
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      Self Heal, Heal All, etc.
      Flowering plants in habitats - Idaho
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      Rumex hymenosepalus #2.jpg 136K
      Canaigria, Red Dock
      Early spring plants with leaf detail - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

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      Thistle Sage
      Flowering plants - California
      PHOTO BY KATE SHANE

      Salvia columbariae #3.jpg 144K
      Chia Sage
      Flowering plants in habitat - California
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Scutellaria tessellata #3.jpg 112K
      Arizona Skullcap
      Flowering plants in streamside habitat - Arizona
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore
      Tanacetum vulgare #3.jpg 124K
      Tansy
      Flowering plants in habitat - Wyoming
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Tecoma stans #4.jpg 96K
      Tronadora
      Flowering plants grown as desert cultivar - Arizona
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      Thuja plicata #3.jpg 100K
      Red Cedar
      Grove habitat - Idaho
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Usnea barbata #2.jpg 104K
      Usnea Lichen
      Lichen in various habitats - Idaho
      VideoCaps by Michael Moore

      Valeriana officinalis #2.jpg 152K
      European Valerian
      Large cultivated plants - Idaho
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      Calendula
      Calendula reigns supreme in soothing sore, inflamed and itchy skin conditions. It contains natural anti-inflammatories and antivirals, and stimulates the body's immune system. Compounds in calendula increase the granulation at the site of a wound, helping to grow healthy new cells and increase the number of micro blood vessels.

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      Chamomile
      Since ancient times, chamomile has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, antispasmodic, antihistamine, and mild sedative. A powerful healer, this herb is known to soothe muscle tissue, calm swelling, and sooth muscle cramps and pain. Chamomile extracts are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, volatile oils, potassium and vitamin A, among other important attributes.

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      Cocoa Beans
      The seeds of the cocoa plant yield a solid fat (cocoa butter), traditionally used to preserve the skin by providing a protective layer that locks in natural moisture. Coconut Bean The coconut yields a solid fat that offers skin a protective layer, sealing and locking in natural moisture.

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      Comfrey
      Comfrey has been used for centuries for skin problems, bruises, dislocations and sprains, and aids in tissue healing. It promotes the growth of healthy cells, diminishes unhealthy skin growths and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Comfrey extracts are rich in mucilage, phosphorous, potassium, starch, and vitamins A, B12, C and E. THIS HERB SHOULD BE USED EXTERNALLY ONLY.

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      Dead Sea Salts
      These rare and much-coveted salts are used to aid in detoxification, and soothe and rejuvenate the body. They have a beneficial effect on skin, joints, respiratory and other disorders and provide relief for sore, tired muscles, while replenishing the magnesium necessary to relieve the harmful effects of stress.

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      Hawthorn Berry
      The gentle action of this berry promotes the regulation of a good circulatory system, dilates the blood vessels and lowers resistance to blood flow. It contains a number of beneficial components, including choline, citric acid, flavenoids, glycosides, PABA, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12 and C.

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      Jojoba Beans
      These beans yield a beautiful golden oil that is highly penetrating and greatly nourishing, ideal for inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, acne and hair care. It also contains minerals, proteins, a natural SPF of 4, and components that mimic collagen.

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      Lavender
      This popular herb stimulates the nervous system and brings about a feeling of calm while healing, reducing scarring and stimulating the growth of new skin cells. It contains large amounts of aromatic oil and has definite spasmolytic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and carminative properties.

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      Marshmallow
      Considered a cure-all by the ancient Greeks, this herb has a very high mucilage content, which makes it an excellent skin softener and emollient as well as an anti-inflammatory. It is also an effective pain reducer and very soothing to skin irritated by burns, abrasions, bruises, sprains, muscle aches, chafing, dryness, chapping, itching and other irritations.

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      Oats
      A natural exfoliant and skin cleanser especially good for removing dirt, dust, makeup and excess facial oil without altering the skin's natural acidic barrier. It is used for a variety of skin conditions including eczema and burns, and known for its relaxing effect when used in baths to treat insomnia and anxiety.

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      Olive Oil
      Olive Oil is known as a demulcent, emollient and soothing to mucous membranes. Applied externally, it is effective in treating burns, bruises, insect bites, sprains and intense itching. When used as a base in liniments and salves, it enhances and promotes skin healing and aids in damaged tissue repair.

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      Orange Peel
      A natural aromatic stress reliever that reduces anxiety and has a general calming effect.

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      Passion Flower
      Considered nature's tranquilizer, this herb acts as a natural calming agent to sooth nerves and relieve nervous tension, allay anxiety, and reduce muscle spasms. It contains beneficial flavenoids ( vitexin ), maltol, coumarin derivatives and small amounts of essential oil.

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      Plantain
      This ancient and still popular remedy is applied externally to treat boils, sores, wounds, ulcers, bites and insect stings, and eczema as well as for relief from hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Potential cancer preventing activity has been suggested as well. It contains mucilage, iridoid glycosides such as acubin and catapol, tannin, vitamins C and K, and the minerals zinc and silica. It has astringent, demulcent, emollient, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti- inflammatory, strong anti-bacterial, and cooling properties.

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      Red Raspberry Leaf
      Well-known for both antiviral and antifungal properties, this botanical also promotes healthy skin and nails and relaxes muscle tissue. It contains citric acid, pectin, silicon, vitamins C and D, and high concentrations of tannins that provide its astringent effect, plus flavenoids and various organic acids.

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      Rose Petals
      Cherished for their beauty, rose petals are also a rich source of vitamin C, bioflavenoids, astringent tannins and related phenolic compounds. The medicinal properties of the petals and buds are considered very mild. The essential oil is believed to exert an effect on the nervous system, helping to sooth and calm stress.

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      Soybean
      The soybean is a magnificent grain and expelled soybean oils are a very high quality product possessing abundant natural antioxidants. Its small molecular structure allows for easy penetration into the skin. Soybeans and soybean oil are rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins.

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      Vanilla
      A fragrance that is both sweet and warm, this essential oil helps calm and relax, softening anger, frustration, and irritability. Wheat Germ Oil Used as an addition to moisturizers, lotions and salves, wheat germ oil aids prematurely aged skin, eczema and other skin conditions. It is derived by pressing wheat germ, a dietary source of vitamin E, and is itself a natural source of vitamin E, D and Squalene.

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      White Oak Bark
      White Oak Bark is helpful for common skin ailments including burns, abrasions, sores, wounds, hemorrhoids, varicose veins and more. It contains calcium, cobalt, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, vitamin B12, and a tannin complex, quercitannic acid. As with all tannins, it exerts an astringent and mild antiseptic action, and has anti-inflammatory properties. The tannins protect injured tissues by precipitating their proteins to form a protective coat under which the regeneration of new tissue can take place.

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      Yarrow
      Contains achilleic acid, achilleine, caledivain, volatile and essential oils, potassium, tannins, proazulene, and vitamin C. Traditionally used as a styptic, vulnerary, and astringent and hence popular for hemorrhagic complaints, cuts, bruises, and other minor injuries. Reduces inflammation, making it helpful for hemorrhoids, and has an antibiotic effect benefiting microbial infections. The calming effects of yarrow make it very soothing to irritated membranes.

       

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      Symphytum asperum Lepechin Symphytum officinale L. Symphytum tuberosum L. Symphytum x uplandicum Nyman Comfrey is an important herb in organic gardening, having many medicinal and fertiliser uses.
       
    • Lee & Cindy
      http://www.lifequestherbs.com/liver.html The liver cleanses the body of all the poisons that infiltrate it daily, including fat, cholesterol, alcohol, drugs
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        The liver cleanses the body of all the poisons that infiltrate it daily, including fat, cholesterol, alcohol, drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational), artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, airborne pollutants, and poisons in the water and food. The liver is your toxic waste disposal plant. While the liver's ability to deal with these toxins is extraordinary, once the limits of its function are exceeded, these toxins accumulate in the liver and cause disease. However, the liver has the remarkable ability to restore itself. Diets rich in antioxidants and low in fats and chemical toxicity promote the regeneration of the liver. Vegetable foods that are rich in beta-carotene and vitamins C and E are particularly healing to the liver. Using nutritious herbs to flush out the toxins, before damage occurs, is a vital step to health.

              Dandelion root heads the list of excellent foods for the liver. It has been used for centuries to treat jaundice, the yellowing of the skin that occurs as a result of a seriously malfunctioning liver. The leaves are a diuretic, meaning that they help flush excess water from the body. Dandelion is a storehouse of nutrition. It is a natural source of sodium, calcium and potassium, It has some iron, phosphorus, nickel, copper, and zinc. Everyone says how great carrots are for the eyes because they have 1275 units of vitamin A per ounce. However, dandelions have 7,000 units of vitamin A per ounce, besides a lot of the vitamins B, C, E and some G.

              The whole dandelion is edible and should be eaten not only as a survival food, but should be used as atonic food. The leaves should be eaten in spring and fall salads to tone up the body or in green drinks all year around. The root is the part that is used in most herbal preparations.

              For centuries, the dandelion has been a great liver cleanser and a blood purifier and an aid to kidney problems.

        dandelion- stimulates the liver, increasing the activity, rich in minerals to balance the body and promote healing, works principally on the liver to remove waste products, blood purifier, general tonic
        barberry- antibacterial, used for hepatitis a deep cleansing agent, increases the secretion of bile, eliminating the stress of the liver that is contaminated by impure blood, strengthens the body, hepatic
        milk thistle- stimulates secretion of the liver, protects the liver, maintaining its function and preventing damage from things such as infection, excessive alcohol, chemotherapy, etc., used for hepatitis and jaundice, rejuvenates the liver, antioxidant, blocks allergic and inflammatory reactions
        plantain- fights infection, blood purifier, counters blood poisoning, absorbs toxins from the bowel
        burdock- cleanses and eliminates impurities from the blood very rapidly, mild diuretic, antibacterial and antifungal, strong liver purifier and hormone balancer, neutralizes most poisons, antidote
        oregon grape- stimulates the gallbladder, beneficial in diseases caused by impure blood, hepatic, contains berberine which cleans the old bile out of the liver and causes a mild laxative effect, anti- scorbutic
        yarrow- anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic, useful in weak digestion and colic, balances the function of the liver, cleans the blood of uric acid, thereby removing the cause of gout, builds the blood
        cleavers- detoxifying, used for hepatitis, alterative, aperient, tonic, helpful in bladder problems
        uva ursi- excellent remedy for liver problems, antibacterial, antibiotic against Staph and E. Coli
        blue flag - increases urination and bile production, thus detoxifying the body, useful herb for chronic skin diseases such as acne and eczema, mild laxative, very cleansing, relaxing and stimulating
        beet juice
        - detoxifying, excellent for cleansing and healing the liver
         
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        MACA - Lepidium meyenii.

        An herb which grows high in the Andes of Peru, valued as a nutritive and specific tonic. It is very high in many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B, C, and E, and calcium, zinc, iron, iodine, and magnesium. It is also rich in sugars, carbohydrates, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. It is used to generally support the whole body, and specifically give more energy, mental clarity, and muscle tone. It is also considered an aphrodisiac, and has hormone-balancing effects used for menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, and infertility. Also available as a Spagyric Spiritualized Essence for Energetic Balance, more stimulating to energy and stamina, and suitable for long-term tonic use. Item #0014. $15.95

          

         

        MILK THISTLE - Sylibum marianum.

        Gets its name from its old use to increase milk production in nursing mothers, but is more commonly known for its beneficial effects on the liver. Milk Thistle is used as a long-term treatment for addiction recovery after the patient has stopped using drugs or alcohol, and in acute, emergency care for poisonings, whether chemical or drug. It is also valued for cases of mushroom poisoning, and an I.V. drip of Milk Thistle extract is one of the standard emergency room treatments in Europe for such cases. Studies have also shown that Milk Thistle is particularly good at neutralizing industrial poisons, especially those used in dry cleaning. It is claimed to have the ability to greatly reduce the damage to the liver if taken within 72 hours of a large toxic exposure, as well as being a beneficial ongoing therapy if toxic exposure occurs frequently, as with mushroom hunters, or dry cleaning workers. Milk Thistle accomplishes these effects by scavenging the free radicals that the liver creates as a by-product of trying to process toxins, as well as stimulating the production of proteins and new cells in the liver. These effects can also be used as part of a protective, regenerative, cleansing program during and after illness or chemotherapy. Milk Thistle is one of Europe’s most extensively studied herbs, and no acute or long-term toxicity has been found in association with its use. Item #0066. $15.95

          

         

        MOTHERWORT - Leonuris cardiaca.

        A traditional remedy for mothers-to-be, used in the last few weeks of pregnancy to prepare for a smooth and easy labor. It was also historically used throughout pregnancy to soothe pains and tensions common at this time, although it is now regarded with more caution as a pregnancy herb. Motherwort has a combination of effects which could make it very helpful around pregnancy and childbirth, but it should only be used under qualified guidance at this time, as it can stimulate menstruation. Motherwort is more widely used for suppressed, crampy, or difficult menstruation, and often brings quick relief. It is also calming and tonic to the nerves, heart, and circulation, and so helps with the tension many women experience with PMS, as well as being helpful to both sexes for all types of tension, nervousness, insomnia, and over-stimulated heart conditions. As a cardiac tonic, Motherwort combines especially well with Hawthorne to strengthen the heart and lower blood pressure. Item #1016. $15.95

          

         

        MUGWORT - Artemesia vulgaris.

        Used for stomach disorders, especially those acid in nature, as it reduces acid secretions and may even lessen the damage from chronic over-acidic conditions, such as gastric ulcers, acid reflux, etc. Mugwort is also becoming popular as an antioxidant to regulate fat metabolism, especially in the liver. Too much fat in the blood causes blood to be sluggish, thick, and have fat cell pile-ups and strain on the capillaries, resulting in dyspeptic headache, inflamed areas and congestion of the digestive system. Mugwort seems to help these fats move along and out more smoothly. It can also help with frontal or allergy-related headaches. Mugwort is a strong emmenagogue, and should be avoided in pregnancy. Item #0017. $15.95

         

         

        MUIRA PUAMA - Ptychopetalum olacoides.

        A Brazilian aphrodisiac and nerve stimulant, also used for disorders such as stress, trauma, and nervous tension. It has a history of use in Europe for rheumatism, paralysis, and intestinal problems such as dysentery and parasites. It is popular today for treating sexual problems in men and women, as well as PMS. Item #1032. $15.95

          

         

        MULLEIN - Verbascum thapsus.

        Mullein is most often used to treat coughs, colds, and respiratory diseases. It is mucilaginous and soothing to the mucus membranes, and is used to break up congestion and stop spasms of coughing, and to relax the bronchia, making it often useful in asthma attacks. Mullein also has been said to have pain-killing and mild narcotic properties, calming the nerves and helping the patient relax and rest to recuperate. Mullein creates a mucilaginous layer of protection on the inflamed membranes to which it is applied, both soothing them and protecting from further injury. When this action is used in the respiratory system, Mullein may stop the absorption of allergens into the mucus membranes, preventing allergy attacks and related discomfort. Item #0025. $15.95

          

         

        NETTLE - Urtica dioica. Ruled by Mars.

        A popular spring tonic, Nettle contains large amounts of nutrients, especially iron, calcium, silicon and potassium, and are opening and cleansing to the body, stimulating all types of elimination. Nettle is also reputed to be alkalinizing to the blood, and to both remove uric acid and prevent its crystallization in the kidneys and joints, possibly helping with arthritis. Nettle has also shown some activity against allergies, and studies indicate that Nettle root has synergistic activity with Pygeum for the treatment of prostate disorders. Item #0056. $15.95

          

         

        OAT STRAW - Avena sativa.

        Used extensively as a gentle sedative and nervine, to act on the brain, nerve tissue, and stomach. Oat Straw is also often used as a nutritive tonic, to rebuild digestion and the digestive organs, especially when they have been afflicted by painful or spasmodic ailments, such as colitis or ulcers. Oat Straw contains alkaloids which may help rebuild the myelin sheath, the protective wrapper around nerves, and so is often useful for long term nerve problems such as chronic pain from injury or illness. It also has an affinity for the tissues of the uterus and ovaries, whether the problems are short or long-term. Many of our customers report using Oat Straw with great success to quit smoking. It is mildly calming, but not as strongly sedating as the more-commonly anti-smoking herb, Lobelia. Item #0011. $15.95

          

         

        OLIVE LEAF - Olea suropaea.

        Olive Leaf was a hot topic at many seminars that we have attended, and we have heard positive stories of its use in all types of infectious disorders. It is used to both generally boost the body's own immune defenses, and to specifically attack all types of infection or invasion, whether viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic. In one book we found about Olive Leaf, successful treatment is listed for conditions such as the common cold, influenza, HIV, chronic fatigue, yeast infections, chicken pox, and many others. Some additional uses mentioned were for heart and circulation irregularities, high blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis, and fybromyalgia. Item #1151. $15.95

          

         

        OREGON GRAPE - Mahonia aquifolium.

        Oregon Grape is considered an excellent blood purifier, especially in chronic skin problems like acne or eczema. It is claimed to stimulate the liver and gall bladder, and absorption of nutrients, and to help with chronic constipation, which is often related to skin problems. It also stimulates acid production in the stomach, as all bitter herbs do. As part of its cleansing effect on the liver, Oregon Grape has been shown to release iron which is stored in the liver into the blood stream, which can be useful in anemia, and safer than risking the side effects of large doses of additional iron. It contains berberine, the main active constituent in Goldenseal, but in a more balanced form which does not cause the side effects of Goldenseal, and Oregon Grape is not endangered and recovers quickly from harvesting. In a study of Oregon Grape’s antiseptic and anti-bacterial effects, it was shown to block the adhesion of streptococcus, E. Coli, and salmonella to various mucus membranes. Its antiseptic effects act in particular on the kidneys and urinary system. Item #0053. $15.95

          

         

        OSHA - Ligusticum porteri.

        Probably the most commonly used herb of the southwest United States, Osha will not mold, regardless of how it is stored or dried, apparently because of the strong anti-fungal effects in the large amounts of oil in the plant. Osha is used at the first sign of illness to help kill the disease and induce sweating to eliminate it. It is as strong a blood cleanser and antibiotic as Echinacea, but with a specific affinity for the mucus membranes and respiratory tract. When the active constituents in Osha build up in the body, the excess is secreted through the lungs via respiration, so any Osha taken goes to those areas. Additionally, Osha is a good topical painkiller, so it can be a blessing for coughs and sore throats, relieving both symptoms and cause. It is also considered a very reliable, nearly instant expectorant and decongestant, and often gives immediate relief from hay fever symptoms. Caution: Osha can be extremely heating, so if high fever is already present, it may be unsafe. Some herbalists recommend against Osha in pregnancy because its extremely stimulating effects could lead to miscarriage. Also available as a Spagyric Magistery for Soul Level Balance, with very hot and fiery Mars energies. Item #0058. $15.95

          

         

        PASSION FLOWER - Passiflora incarnate. Ruled by Moon. An outrageously beautiful plant, popular as a simple, gentle sedative and mild muscle relaxant. It does not have intense sedative or painkilling action, but has a combination of effects which increases respiration, but at the same time slows the heart rate, dilates the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. This makes it potentially useful as a long-term therapy for the physical side of chronic tension, rather than just sedating the patient. It can also be helpful in conditions of muscle spasm, from injury, menstrual problems, or even stomach cramps. It has a very balanced action in cases of insomnia, and most people are calmed enough by it to sleep deeply, yet still wake refreshed and alert. Item #0013. $15.95

         

         

        PAU D’ARCO - Tabebuia heptaphylla.

        Pau D’Arco grows in South America, where it is used for many toxic-blood related conditions, such as acne, hepatitis, environmentally produced allergies and asthma, and poisons attacking the liver. It is considered a strong enough immune stimulant that it is used as a primary treatment for viruses, such as flu, herpes or hepatitis. It is also used as a systemic anti-fungal, potentially useful against Candida-type problems, as it is thought to stimulate the body’s own Candida scavengers. To use Pau D’Arco for systemic yeast and Candida, it is best to start at small doses and then increase gradually. Killing too much yeast too quickly releases the dead yeast into circulation in the body, which can cause a histamine response by the immune system, and a worsening of symptoms. As the course of therapy continues, be careful to increase dosage enough to continue improvement without an increase of side effect symptoms. In recent studies, Pau D’Arco also has shown an ability to inhibit secondary cancers, especially of the blood or skin. In these studies, when Pau D’Arco was given to animals with tumors, the original tumors were not affected, but there was a significant decrease in the spread of the cancer and the formation of new tumors. This could be useful for patients whose initial tumors have been removed. It is also used to help balance blood sugar levels, and may reduce the amount of insulin needed by diabetics. Pau D’Arco contains significant amounts of iron and can be used to rebuild the blood in cases of anemia. Item #0057. $15.95

          

         

        PLANTAIN- Plantago majus.

        Plantain is a classic standby of herbal healing, valued for its healing efficacy, gentleness, and because it is common and easy to grow, found in neglected corners of most lawns and parks. It is a diuretic and reliable antibacterial/anti-infectant, and has a unique combination of astringent and moisturizing properties. Plantain is useful whenever infection or inflammation has progressed to a very irritated or painful stage, when more aggressively heating or drying herbs would cause discomfort, or in combination with such herbs to mitigate their action. Some conditions it is useful for are diarrhea from all types of causes, hemorrhoids, liver, kidney, or bladder infections. It can also be helpful to illnesses of the sinuses, throat, and respiratory tract, as it reduces phlegm and is tonic to the mucus membranes. This makes it an excellent substitute, medicinally and ecologically, for Goldenseal (especially combined with the also-common Oregon Grape), in infections of mild to medium severity such as ordinary colds and flu. Item #1156. $15.95

          

         

        PLEURISY ROOT - Asclepias tuberose.

        Used by Native Americans since before the Europeans arrived to treat lung disorders, including pleurisy, pain when breathing, pneumonia, colds, flu, bronchitis, etc. It is considered a specific for chest congestion with thick mucus and a tight feeling. Pleurisy root is also used to promote sweating and opening of the lung capillaries, allowing more moisture to enter the lungs to thin the mucus, which can then be expelled more easily. Item #0027. $15.95

          

         

        RED CLOVER - Trifolium praetense.

        When growing, Red Clover, like other members of the pea family, pulls nitrogen out of the air and water and fixes it in the soil. In the body, Red Clover is used to pull out and eliminate nitrogen-based toxins. Both effects are related to its containing small amounts of Molybdenum. Molybdenum may also aid the body to produce hemoglobin more rapidly out of any iron ingested, and Molybdenum and iron can form specific antibodies to venomous bites. The other main area of use is in cancer patients, both internally and externally, and it has had particular success with prostate and breast cancer. It has also been long used to promote milk production in nursing mothers. Red Clover is an excellent overall nutritive and supportive tonic, promoting health through gentle actions of cleansing and nourishing. Item #1053. $15.95

          

         

        RED ROOT - Ceanothus americanus.

        Red Root has a very specific, narrow range of effects, but its usefulness can be applied to a wide group of ailments. It is claimed to act on the blood, the lymph fluids, and the structure of the lymph system, improving the tone and action of all these systems. When illness or injury occurs, the damaged area becomes flooded with lymph cells, which the body sends to protect damaged tissues. After a certain point, though, the lymph itself becomes a clogging factor, reducing both the flow of healthy blood into and drainage of dead cells out of the area. Red Root is used to strengthen the structure of the lymph system, improve the blood’s ability to flow, and generally stimulate the cleansing cycle needed to heal. This action can be applied to many problems, such as sprains, bruises, or other injuries, infection, and long-term congestive problems such as varicose veins, some arthritis, and some allergies. Red Root can even be helpful in cases of indigestion or food-related headaches, when the clogging factor is food (especially fatty foods), instead of lymph. Red Root has no specific action on the immune system, but it will dramatically improve the action of herbs which do. A course of therapy using Echinacea, Osha, or any other antibiotic is nearly always improved by using Red Root to remove the dead infecting cells that the antibiotics have killed. Also useful for chronic or long-term conditions like those above, and for emotional or mental structure and control. Item #0070. $15.95

          

         

        REISHI MUSHROOM - Ganoderma lucidum.

        Reishi mushroom (see also Cordyceps, and Six Mushroom Formula) is so honored in Chinese medicine and culture that in nearly all ancient paintings and woodcuts any person considered wise, healthy, or long-lived is shown holding a Reishi. It as an amazingly diverse spectrum of healing and tonic effects, and is considered one of the premier tonic herbs. Like Ginseng, Reishi is considered an adaptogen, that is, an herb which balances and modulates the body’s actions and responses in whatever direction is needed. Some of the systems and functions to which this normalizing effect is applied are blood pressure and circulation, the immune system, blood sugar levels, heart function, the nervous system, allergic response, digestion, and all major internal organs. It is a powerful cleansing tonic, anti-oxidant, and immune stimulant, and has been used with great success in cases of cancer, AIDS, and other degenerative diseases, to both stimulate the expulsion of the disease-causing agents and to help the body fight off their return. Its cleansing action is also used in cases of poisoning, from chemicals, food, metals, and poisonous plants. Also available as a Spagyric Spiritualized Essence for Energetic Balance, for long-term tonic support and emotional balance. Item #0049. $15.95

          

         

        ROSEMARY - Rosmarinus officinalis.

        In an ancient poetic sense, Rosemary has long been called the “herb of memory”. Recent studies have found more than a dozen anti-oxidant compounds, most of which collect in the tissue of the brain, preventing inflammation, stimulating circulation, and generally benefiting the mental functions. Rosemary may even help slow the breakdown of acetylcholine, a degeneration related to Alzheimer’s disease. As a cooking herb, it is used for is warming, digestive stimulating properties, and is cleansing to the whole body. Also available as a Spagyric Spiritualized Essence for Energetic Balance, very stimulating to the mind and thought, and as a Spagyric Magistery for Soul Level Balance, which is more cheering, uplifting, and warming. Item #0046. $15.95

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        Apple Lowers cholesterol (pectin), stabilizes blood sugar (low glycemic index), anti-cancer (chlorogenic acid), destroys viruses,

        Apricot High in Beta carotene,. Kernel is poisonous (laetrile).

        Artichoke Lowers cholesterol,(cynarin). Stimulates liver bile and urine output (diuretic)

        Banana Prevents / heals ulcers. Strengthens cells of stomach lining. Green plantain lowers cholesterol. High in pectin. Greener = greater benefit.

        Barley Suppresses production of LDL cholesterol. Unprocessed is high in fiber.

        Beans Controls cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, constipation, bowel cancer. High in fiber.

        Blueberry Anti viral, protects blood vessels, destroys intestinal E.coli (anthocyanosides).

        Broccoli Anti-cancer (indoles, glucosinolates, dithiolthiones.carotenoids, chlorophyll)

        Brussels Sprouts Same as broccoli. Also detoxifies the liver from the effects of aflatoxin. (cancer producing fungus found in peanuts, corn, etc)

        Cabbage Stimulates immunes system, kills bacteria and viruses, protects against radiation poisoning, Juice heals ulcers. Contains more anticancer agents than any other vegetable (chlorophyll, dithiolthiones, flavonoids, indoles, isothiocyanates, phenols, Vit E & C.) Best eaten raw.

        Carrot blocks cancer (carotenes), lowers cholesterol, best eaten cooked to release carotenes.

        Cauliflower See other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Not high in carotenes or chlorophyll so not as effective as the others.

        Cherry Aids gout. Human dose 15-25/day for a week then 10/ day after. Black Cherry common names.—Wild cherry, wild black cherry, cabinet-cherry, black choke, rum cherry, whisky-cherry, Virginian prune-bark.

        Habitat and range.—The black cherry occurs in woods or open places and is most abundant in the Southeastern States, but its range extends from Nova Scotia to Florida, westward to Texas, and north through Oklahoma, the eastern portions of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

        Description.—This tree sometimes reaches a height of 90 feet and a maximum trunk diameter of 4 feet. The trunk is straight and covered with rough black bark, but the young branches are smooth and reddish. The smooth shining leaves are about 2 to 5 inches long. The long drooping clusters of small white flowers are borne at the ends of the branches, usually during May. The cherries, which ripen about August or September, are round, black, or very dark purple, about the size of a pea, and have a sweet, slightly astringent taste. Kat Raddatz

        Chili pepper Lung tonic: expectorant, alleviates bronchitis, decongestant. (capsaicin) Eases pain. of arthritis. Destroys intestinal parasites. Dissolves blood clots. Causes burning sensation of the anus upon defecation.

        Corn Lowers immunity. Oil lowers cholesterol including good cholesterol.

        Cranberry Prevents urinary tract infections (uti's ,cystitis) by preventing bacteria from attaching to cells. Kills some viruses and some bacteria, prevents formation of calcium stones, deodorizes urine. Is a preventative rather than a cure.

        Currant See blueberry. Anthocyanosides are in skin of black currant, not throughout whole berry as in blueberry.

        Eggplant Inhibits rise in cholesterol from eating fatty foods. Blocks convulsions (scopoletin and scoparone). Contain protease inhibitors to help counteract cancer causing agents.

        Fig Shrinks cancer tumors, aids digestion (ficin), kills bacteria and roundworms. Major food source of some parrot species.

        Garlic Broad-spectrum antibacterial (over 72 infections agents listed) (allicin), antifungal, antiparasitic, antiprotozoan, antiviral, anticancer., antihypertensive. Stimulates immune system, relieves respiratory ailments, thins the blood-antithrombotic (ajoene). Antioxidant in liver damage. Allicin is formed when garlic is cut or crushed. If the aroma-allicin-is destroyed, as in cooking, garlic is no longer a microbe killer, although has other therapeutic uses. It is used by physicians in Japan, China, Russa, India, Poland. Japan's Kyolic is the purported to be the only product found to contain the active ingredient needed to raise immunological function. Fresh is best.

        Ginger Prevents motion sickness, anticoagulant more potent than garlic (gingerol), lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer.

        Grains - acid Acid base grains are : Barley, Wheat, oats, rye Grains - alkaline Alkaline Base grains are: millet, buckwheat, soy, sprouted grains, quinoa.

        Grape Contain polyphenols and tannins. Effective against poliovirus and herpes simplex virus in test tubes. Popular in 'grape cure' for cancer.

        Grapefruit Heart medicine, lower cholesterol, (a polysaccharide unique to grapefruit found in its pectin)cleans out arterial plaque (galacturonic acid) To get the benefit, the pulp and section membranes must be consumed, or use capsules.

        Honey Disinfects wounds and sores, great for use as a salve, hastens healing . The quality and contaminants in honey would depend upon the manufacturers, quality control & mass production etc. Clostridium botulinum spores can't be a in all honey produced. Honey is not a man made substance, obviously coming from bees and there is a major difference in the quality and production for organic producers then those that produce cheaper mass quantities for large companies, grocery stores etc. 

        Heating the honey to a minimum of 200 degrees will help to remove any possible bacteria or spores for the same reason we don't use raw eggs in health shakes due to the salmonella bacteria. One would become ill using raw eggs, but once the eggs are heated or cooked the bacteria is killed. Heating to above 200 degrees will kill the germs. Millie Kemrer

        Kale Blocks several types of cancer.(carotenoids, esp beta carotene, chlorophyll) Cooking releases carotenes. Use both cooked and raw.

        Lemon / Lime High in pectin and vitamin C. Extract kills roundworms, oil kills fungi.

        Melon Anticoagulant (adenosine) High in beta carotene.

        Mushroom Shiitake, oyster, enoki, tree ear, mitaake-but not the popular American button mushroom: Stimulates immune system, effective against autoimmune disease, inactivates viruses (lentinan) by stimulating interferon, anti cancer. The button mushroom contains hydrazides that can cause cancer, but they are inactivated by cooking.

        Nuts High in trace minerals, protease inhibtors and polyphenols (which block cancer) Peanuts and peanut butter are often contaminated by a mold called aflatoxin, which causes liver cancer and is toxic to birds.

        Molasses High in iron. Avoid for birds prone to hemachromatosis. (Iron storage disease)

        Oats Good for heart, cholesterol, blood sugar, skin inflammation, and laxative.

        Olive Oil Good for heart: reduces LDL raises HDL (cycloarthanol), thins blood. Contains monounsaturated fats. Maintains integrity of cells by fighting free-radical damage. Extra virgin, cold pressed is best.

        Onion Increases HDL, thins blood, prevents clots, kills bacteria, relives lung congestion. Actions are much like garlic's. Prevents fat absorption if eaten with high fat meals. Prostaglandins lower blood pressure. Stabilizes blood sugar if consumed with sugar. Effective against E.coli, salmonella. Strong yellow or whte onions are most effective, mild onions are not.

        Orange High in Vitamin C, which counteracts carcinogens called nitrosamines. Lowers cholesterol (pectins), internal antiseptic. Juice is not protective. Pulp and membranes must be consumed. Pea Contraceptive (m-xylohydroquinone) by interfering with reproductive hormones progesterone and estrogen. Rich in soluble fiber, control blood sugar, concentrated protease inhibitors (anti-cancer)

        Purslane Highest plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids

        The 'scientific name' for Purslane is: Portulaca oleracea.

        Sometimes it grows wild in many lawns as a weed. You can also find it at K-mart or any plant nursery as single plants or in the hanging baskets. I'm not sure if you can find it this time of year though. It's going to be a plant that grows close to the ground, and has thick, fleshy (succulent) looking leaves....soon spoon shaped, some oblong, depending on type/color. Sometimes the stems will be reddish to purple.

        The flowers are usually five petaled and yellow or pink....on wild, and many colors through a nursery. The flowers usually close in the afternoon. When I used to live in upstate NY we always had it in rock gardens and bedding plants around other flowers. When it spreads along the ground it makes a nice *carpet* of showy colors during midday.

        It doesn't grow wild down here so I have to keep either buying it or growing it. I'm learning that I'm going to have to put wire cages around the plants because the cats, wild birds, pigeons, and neighbors dogs keep nibbling on it til it's gone 

        Purslane contains mucilage, plant acids, sugars, vitamins A, B1, C, calcium, and several minerals. According to my Florida herb book Dr. Artemin P. Simopoulos, a former chairwoman of the U.S. NationalInstitute of Health, noticed that purslane, which she cooked in her native Greece, looked much like fish oil. Laboratory investigation showed that it is the richest known plant source of the Omega-3 acidsotherwise found mostly in fish oils. These are thought to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and may strengthen the immune system.

        As to human use, all parts can be used in salads. The leaf and stem have a slight vinegary taste. It can be steamed, added to soups or casseroles, mixed with eggs or pickled for winter. Susanne

        Seaweed/Kelp Kills bacteria - E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Shigella. Blocks cancer (fucoidan), boosts immune system.

        Spinach High in carotenes and chlorophyll so fights cancer. Reduces cholesterol.by accelerating the conversion of cholesterol to coprostanol , which is excreted. High in calcium and oxylate, which cancel each other out. Spinach and the Oxalate Debate

        Cooked spinach is not good for you at all - especially in large and/or constant quantities. Raw, on the other hand, is OK in *reasonable* amounts. Caution is still the by word here as it does some freaky things to the assimilation and absorption of some nutrients.

        The basic problem with cooked or raw spinach is that if one is predisposed to gouty afflictions - eat it sparingly as it contains purines. It can also assist in the development of kidney stones as it also contains a higher-than-average amount of active oxalates.

        Oxalic acid  prevents calcium absorption.

        To delve a little deeper...'organic' oxalic acid is one of the important elements needed to maintain the tone of, and to stimulate peristalsis (contractions of the intestines, occurring in waves, which propel the intestinal contents onward). When a food is raw, whether whole or in the form of juice, every atom in such food is vital organic and replete with enzymes. Therefore, the oxalic acid in our raw veggies and their juices is organic, and as such is not only beneficial (in normal doses) but essential for the physiological functions of the body.

        The oxalic acid in cooked and processed foods, however, is definitely dead, or inorganic, and as such is both pernicious and destructive. Oxalic acid readily combines with calcium. If these are both organic, the result is a beneficial constructive combination, as the former helps the digestive assimilation of the latter, at the same time stimulating the peristaltic functions in the body.

        When the oxalic acid has become inorganic by cooking or processing the foods that contain it, then this acid forms an interlocking compound with the calcium even combining with the calcium in other foods eaten during the same meal, destroying the nourishing value of both. This results in such a serious deficiency of calcium that it has been known to cause decomposition of the bones. This is why one should never eat cooked or canned spinach.

        As to the oxalic acid itself, when converted into an inorganic acid by cooking or processing the food, it often results in causing inorganic oxalic acid crystals to form in the kidneys.

        Please keep in mind, however, that certain herbs - i.e., wood sorrel have so much oxalic acid within that too much ingested can cause severe stomach & kidney irritation, kidney damage, internal bleeding and/or diarrhea. Minimal amounts in a salad, if one is healthy, would be alright but I still wouldn't recommend it. Sheep's Sorrel, a constituent of Essiac, on the other hand is considered a low-toxicity plant if not ingested in excessive amounts - especially shouldn't be ingested by those with severely compromised renal systems.

        Oxalic acid forms notably insoluble salts with calcium, as I have said, and in this form is also found in the dock and rhubarb families (Rumex and Rheum) especially, but is also in many common foods - tea, beet, parsley, and, of course, spinach - and in small quantities in many other types of plant material. The main potential problem with oxalates is in some types of urinary stones, formed by precipitation of excessive oxalates in acid urine.

        All my texts refer to the oxalic problem in dogs as being directly related to the same calcium absorption problem that humans suffer from ingestion.

        So...basically...don't go overboard. If you feel the need to feed this highly nutritious plant to anyone - go raw only and limit it's intake.

        1/2 cup contains an enormous amount of nutrients:

        • vit. A 737.1 RE
        • folate 131.2 mcg
        • iron 3.2 mg
        • magnesium 78.3 mg
        • calcium 122.4 mg
        • vit C 8.8 mg
        • riboflavin 0.2 mg
        • potassium 419.0 mg
        • vit. B6 0.2 mg

        Rev. Debra L. Moore, D.N. Doctor of Naturology

        Squash / Pumpkin Seeds expel worms. High in carotenes (antioxidants) and protease trypsin inhibitors, which fight viruses. Carotenes are transformed to Vitamin A by the body, which increases immuntiy against diseases.

        Strawberry Destroys viruses (poliovirus, echovirus, reoviruse, coxsackievirus, herpes simplex virus. High in fiber pectin, block the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, fight gout.

        Sugar As a salve kills bacteria and heals wounds.

        Tea Green or Black, (camellia sinensis) not herbal tea. Destroys bacteria and virus, fight infections, prevents cancer, lowers blood pressure, strengthens capillaries, protects against long term radiation. Strong anti-oxident. Contains tannins (epigallo-catechin-gallate), fluoride, caffeine (decaffeinatted still works)

        Tomato Anti-cancer (lycopene - another carotene). Claimed by some to aggravate arthritis because it is a member of the nightshade family, like potatoes are.

        Turnip Anticarcinogenic (glucosinolates), part of the cruciferous vegetable family like cabbage.

        Rutabagas are part of this family. Greens are especially nutritious and beneficial.

        Watercress Watercress contains isothiocyanates and is rich in vitamins A,B1,B2,C, and E, and minerals (especially iodine, iron, and phosphorus). Allyl isothiocyananate has broad spectrum antibiotic activity. Good detoxifying herb and its high content of Vitamin C and minerals makes it a remedy that is particularly valuable for chronic illnesses. It is thought to stimulate the appetite and relieve indigestion and to help in cases of chronic bronchitis (especially if there is excessive mucous), to be generally stimulating and to act as a powerful diuretic

        Wheat Bran High in fiber Wheatgrass .

        Yam Anti carcinogentic, high in carotenes, protease inhibtors polyphenols, antioxidants. May stimulate the production of eggs in the ovaries because they contain a hormone like substance that triggers the release of FSH. Sweet Potatoes and Yams 

        Both sweet potato & yam are high in fiber, beta carotene, potassium. 1 small yam or sp have about 28g carbohydrate; 400mg potassium; 120 calories & 2.2g fiber. Vit A & C as well as mineral content will vary depending on soil grown in. They also contain protease inhibitors which have been found to stop cancer in studies using animals other than H. sapiens. Due to water soluble fiber content it is also helpful in lowering cholesterol levels in H. sapiens.In studies eating a half cup a day of sp reduced the incidence of lung cancer in current of former smokers by 50%. Therefore is would be an excellent addition to add to any animals diet who H. sapiens smokes as the benefits extend to *some* protection from second hand smoke. Yams are tubers which grow in Africa and the Caribbean also Central America; Sweet potatoes grow here in the USA. One difference between Yams & sp is yams are high in FSH which maycontribute to multiple births in mammals.

        Yogurt Kills bacteria, prevents and treats intestinalinfection, boosts immunes system, prevents ulcers. Effective only if it contains live cultures.

        Much of the information on this page was derived from 'The Food Pharmacy" by Jean Carper and "Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs: by John Heinerman.Other sources are as noted.

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          Alert - (Clarity)To help with mental alertness and memory retention, Oxygenate brain, low energy, shock   (Peppermint, Basil, Cardamon, Rosemary, Rosewood, Geranium, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine)$8.10
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          (White Angelica)
          To help ward off the bombardment of negative energy.  . (Ylang ylang, Rose Otto, Angelica, Melissa, Sandalwood, Geranium, Spruce, Myrrh, Hyssop, Bergamot, Rosewood.)$27.95$67.35$215.50
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          Balance 
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          To help with Spiritual and Emotional Harmony.  Helps overcome negative emotions.
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          Helps clarify thoughts and support concentration.   
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          $21.70$69.45
          Cellulite
          Help with Cellulite - (Grapefruit, Cypress, Lavender, Juniper, Basil )
          $6.95
          $17.35
          $55.55
          Chakra 
          (3 Wise Men)
          Helps open the crown chakra, uplifting, memory recall, helps keep negative energy from reattaching. - (Sandalwood, Juniper, Frankincense, Spruce, Myrrh.)
          $10.25
          $26.75$85.60
          Citrus Blend 
          (Citrus Fresh)

          .
          $9.90
          $31.70
          Cleansing
          (Purification)
          Helps kill odors, bacteria, molds, fungus, anaerobic bacteria, mildew, cigarette smoke and other odors, repel spiders, bees, hornets and wasps.  Good for first aid in sterilizing wounds and cuts. - (Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree (melaleuca), Lavandin, Myrtle.)
          .
          $9.90$31.70
          Digestion
          (Di-Tone)
          Indigestion, Stomach cramps, upset stomach, Gas, Heartburn. - (Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Anise, Fennel, Lemongrass, Patchouli.)
          .
          $9.50$30.40
          Energy
          (En-r-gee)
          Energy and Mental alertness. - (Rosemary, Juniper, Nutmeg, Fir, Black Pepper, Lemongrass, Clove.) $4.75
          $12.40$39.70
          Female Aide
          (Dragon Time)
          Helps with PMS other menstrual concerns.
          $7.75
          $20.15
          $64.50
          ForgivenessTo help with forgiving, forgetting and letting go. (Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Melissa, Angelica, Helichrysum, Rose, Rosewood, Geranium, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine.)
          $34.80$88.60$283.55
          Gain
          (Abundance)
          Helps enhance magnetic energies and helps create the law of attraction. - (Myrrh, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Patchouli, Orange, Clove, Ginger, Spruce.)
          $6.40
          $16.65$53.30
          GatheringHelp bring the physical, emotional and spiritual thoughts and feelings together and focused.
          (Galbanum, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Rose Otto, Spruce, Geranium, Ylang Ylang.)
          $31.95$87.95$281.45
          Grounding
          (Sacred Mountain)
          It helps to create a feeling of empowerment, grounding and protection.  Antibacterial$4.90
          $12.70$40.65
          Happy Memories
          (Joy)
          Helps bring back good memories, ie. Being loved, held, sharing, etc. - (Lemon, Mandarin, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Rose Otto, Rosewood, Geranium, Palmarosa, Chamomile, Jasmine.)
          $44.55$116.75$373.60
          Healing
          (Melrose)
          Tissue regeneration, cuts, insect bites, cold sores, canker sores and candida.  Helps with infection & fungus. (Tea Tree (melaleuca), Niaouli (melaleuca quinquenervia), Rosemary, Clove.)
          .
          $10.15$32.50
          Here & Now
          (Present Time)
          Helps heighten the sense of being "in the moment” instead of past.$24.25$59.85$191.55
          Hormone Balancer
          (Mister)
          Helps men with support for the male glandular system. Helps with stress by  promoting greater inner-body balance. Recommended for men over 30.$6.15
          $15.80
          $50.60
          Humility
          Helps with obtaining forgiveness and a deeper spiritual awareness where healing can begin.$34.55
          $99.95
          $319.85
          Immune
          (Immupower)
          Building, strengthening and protecting the body. - (Cistus, Frankincense, Hyssop, Ravensara, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Clove, Cumin, Blue Tansy.)
          $7.75$20.15$64.50
          Inner-self
          (Inner child)
          Stimulate memory response and help reconnect with inner-self or your own identity.  Emotional balance. - (Orange, Tangerine, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Spruce, Sandalwood, Lemongrass, Neroli.)
          $18.85
          $51.40$164.50
          Letting Go
          (Release)
          Release of memory trauma or negative emotions - release frustration. - (Ylang Ylang, Lavandin, Geranium, Sandalwood, Blue Tansy.)
          $9.15
          $23.85$76.35
          LGD
          (Juva Flex)
          Stands for Liver, Gall Bladder, Digestion - detoxifies lymphatic system, helps when getting off of addictions.
          - (Fennel, Geranium, Rosemary, Chamomile, Blue Tansy, Helichrysum.)
          $11.15
          $28.80$92.20
          My-Graineself explanatory - (Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, Chamomile, Helichrysum.)
          $8.95
          $23.35$74.75
          Nerve DamageHelps restore nerve damage which is also the cause of a majority of hearing loss.  (Use roller ball on back of ear) - (Helichrysum, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Peppermint)
          $11.30
          $29.50$84.80
          No-Mo Pain
          ( Panaway)
          Helps to reduce headaches, pain, swelling, bleeding and stimulate quicker healing, helps circulation. - (Wintergreen or Birch, Helichrysum, Clove, Peppermint.)
          $9.50
          $24.75$79.20
          No Smoke
          To help stop smoking - (Sandalwood, Orange, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Marjoram, Grapefruit.)
          $7.25
          $18.95$60.65
          Pain - Anti-inflammatory
          (Relieve it)
          Relaxing - Helps to calm nerves and soothe muscles and joints after exercise.$8.40
          $21.90
          $70.10
          Release
          (Sara)
          Never use when alone - helps release negative emotions and memory of traumatic experiences such as sexual or ritual abuse. Use with Angelica or Angel - (Blue Tansy, Rose Otto, Lavender, Geranium, Orange, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang.)
          $28.95$76.95$246.25
          Respiratory Congestion
          (RC)
          Allergies, Colds, Bronchitis, Flu, Cold sores, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Mucus, Bone Spurs. (Eucalyptus (4 kinds), Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Cypress, Lavender, Spruce, Peppermint.)
          .
          $10.95$35.05
          Respiratory Problems
          (Raven)
          T.B., Pneumonia, upper respiratory problems, asthma, viral infections. - (Ravensara, Eucalyptus radiata, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemon.)
          .
          $10.95$35.05
          Scarring To help with stretch marks, old and new scars etc. Rose Otto, & Helichrysum in Rose Hip Seed carrier oil - 
          1 oz. $19.95 -  2 oz.  $28.95  -  4 oz. $54.95
          2 oz.
          $28.95
          4 oz. 
          $54.95
          16 oz.
          $175.85

          Security
          (Acceptance)
          Helps feelings of strength - confidence while soothing a troubled heart. Helps with greater openness while helping to make it easier to accept new ideas in life while reaching your highest potential. It also helps to overcome procrastination and denial.$17.50
          $45.70
          $146.25
          Strength
          (Valor)
          Balances and aligns electrical energies, helps build courage, self esteem, calming, ADD & ADHD. - (Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense) $6.30
          $16.40$52.50
          StrkTo help with strokes caused by blood parasites, thick blood and blood clots.  A Hanna Kroeger formula (Sassafras, Wintergreen, Spruce.)
          $15.95$39.85$127.55
          Systems Strengthener
          (Aroma Life)
          Strengthens and improves cardiovascular, lymphatic, & circulatory systems, high blood pressure. - (Cypress, Marjoram, Helichrysum, Ylang Ylang)
          $10.40
          $27.15$86.90
          Tranquility
          (Peace & Calming)
          Reduce depression, anxiety, stress and tension - Hyperactive children - (Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Blue Tansy.)
          $6.15
          $15.95$51.05
          Uplifting
          (Sensation)
          Refreshing and arousing - Skin problems and menopausal problems  (Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine)
          $18.45
          $50.25$160.80
          Vitality
          (Endo Flex)
          Helps balance and support endocrine system, Refreshing and arousing - Skin problems and menopausal problems - (Spearmint, sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Chamomile.)
          $6.35
          $16.50$52.80
          X-Plague
          (Thieves)
          Anti-viral, anti-septic, E-coli, Flu, Candida, Colds, Sore throats, Gum infection, Canker or Cold Sores - (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, Rosemary.)
          $6.35$16.50
          $52.80

           These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
          These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease...
          Combinations
          Pure Essential Oils - 
          No carrier oil unless stated
          Price10 ml.
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          Price
          Possible Qualities
          Alpine 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $16.25 
          $56.25 
          $422.20
          $16.25
          Crisp, Cool, may relieve headiness & Congestion - Juniper, pine, peppermint, niaouli
          Appetite Balance
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $11.95
          $39.20
          $286.95
          $11.95

          Inhalation - Grapefruit, peppermint, geranium

          Beautiful Gardens
                5 ml.
               15 ml.
               2 oz.
               16 oz. 

          $9.15
          $24.80
          $90.60
          $694.40
          $14.15
          Peaceful floral blend
          Breathe Easy 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $8.65 
          $25.80 
          $180.95
          $8.65
          Clears, Purifies, Cleanses - Bergamot, tea tree, lemon
          Clarity 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $9.40 
          $28.65 
          $203.40
          $9.40
          Heightens Concentration & Mental Alertness - Rosemary, basil, petitgrain
          Composure 
               5 ml
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $9.75
          $25.45 
          $92.85 
          $710.95
          $14.75
          Helps balance emotions, reduce anxiety - Geranium, 
          ylang ylang, patchouli
          Courage
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $14.40
          $48.95
          $269.95
          $14.40
          Balancing, euphoric, anti-inflammatory, immune enhancing - Spruce, rosewood, frankincense, tanacetum annum.
          Energize 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $6.45 
          $16.85  $109.60
          $6.45
          Invigorating, stimulates physical & mental vigor - Rosemary, peppermint, grapefruit
          Euphoria 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $11.45 
          $36.65 
          $266.20
          $11.45
          Pleasurably intoxicating - Clary sage, rosewood, cedarwood, patchouli
          Fern Creek 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $10.45
          $33.25 
          $240.20
          $10.45
          Refreshing energizing tonic - Fir, bay, chamomile blue
          Fleurs de Joie 
               5 ml
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
          .
          $40.25 
          $106.65
          $417.80
          $45.25
          Reminiscent of gardenia, jasmine, plumeria and rose.
          Fresh Breeze 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $4.95 
          $11.25 
          $65.95
          $4.95
          Enlivening respirant - Eucalyptus & citrus blend
          Honeymoon 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $24.60
          $89.80
          $687.20
          $24.60
          Romantic - Ylang ylang, vetiver, clary sage, patchouli
          ImmuBoost 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $11.45
          $36.95 
          $269.20
          $11.45
          Enhances immune system function - Thyme, lavender, eucalyptus
          ImmuBoost Extra
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $13.85 
          $36.95 
          $343.60
          $13.85
          Enhances immune system function - Thyme, lavender, eucalyptus, balsamea.
          ImmuBoost Spice
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $9.95
          $30.95
          $222.80
          $9.95Enhances immune system function - Thyme, lavender, eucalyptus, Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary.
          Inspiration 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $16.65 
          $57.85 
          $434.80
          $16.65
          Spiritually uplifting - Frankincense, jasmine
          Nite Cap 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $17.25 
          $59.85 
          $450.95
          $17.25
          Relieve nighttime restlessness - Lavender, chamomile
          Oasis 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $13.95 
          $47.25 
          $351.20
          $13.95
          Relieve stressful tension - Basil, lavender, clary sage
          Ortho-Flex Original 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $14.65 
          $49.95 
          $371.95
          $14.65
          Everyday aches, pains - Rosemary, juniper, lavender, eucalyptus
          Ortho-Flex Extra 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $12.25 
          $38.85
          $291.95
          $12.25
          Energizing relief after sports, exercise - Peppermint, eucalyptus
          Ortho-Flex Extra Massage Oil 
               2 oz. 
               8 oz. 
               16 oz.
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          $7.80
          $18.80
          $33.60
          .
          Revitalizing and cool relief after sports or exercise. - Juniper, black pepper, cinnamon, rosemary, eucalyptus. 
          (in a penetrating carrier oil)
          Ortho-Flex Spice 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $16.25 
          $58.85 
          $419.20
          $16.25
          Penetrating relief for chronic pains - Ginger, black pepper, eucalyptus, juniper.
          Ortho-Flex Spice Massage Oil
               2 oz.
               8 oz. 
               16 oz.
          .
          .
          $8.60
          $22.20
          $39.95
          .
          Penetrating relief from chronic aches & pains - Ginger, black pepper, cinnamon leaf, rosemary, eucalyptus & juniper 
          (in a penetrating carrier oil)
          Pest-Away 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 
          .
          $6.20
          $15.80
          $101.95
          $5.60
          Effective for you & pets - Citronella, cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint
          Pest-Away w/Catnip
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.
          .
          $7.25
          $16.95 
          $105.95
          $7.25
          Effective for you & pets - Citronella, cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint - Catnip is 10 times more effective than Deet. Link for more info.
          Refresher 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz.

          $4.60
          $9.45 
          $51.20
          $4.60
          Fresh bracing tonic - Tangerine, peppermint, eucalyptus
          Romance
               15 ml. 
               2 oz.

          $21.60
          $76.00 
          $19.95
          Sweet dreamy blend - Sandalwood, cedarwood, ylang ylang
          Serenity 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $10.95 
          $35.25 
          $256.20
          $10.95
          Tranquil, reassuring, relaxing - Lavender, tangerine, marjoram
          South Seas 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $19.45
          $69.25
          $524.20
          $19.45
          Stress relief, peaceful blend - Sandalwood, cedarwood, mandarin
          Spice 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $15.95 
          $55.65
          $416.80
          $15.95
          Holiday blend - Fir, mandarin, clove
          Sunrise 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $8.85 
          $26.25 
          $184.80
          $8.85
          Balancing refreshing, uplifting - Lemon, rosemary, lavender
          Winter Silk 
               15 ml. 
               2 oz. 
               16 oz. 

          $9.95
          $30.95
          $222.80
          $9.95
          Soft and sensual - Lavandin rosewood, patchouli 
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          Chakra Aromatherapy Blending Guide - Click here


          Personal
          Hand-Held 
          Inhalers
          Help with most respiratory conditions
          Now come in other remedies for Stress, Hot Flashes, Asthma, Sleep etc.
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          More healing Aromatherapy combinations


          Original recipes for the above combinations  (Some have changed)

          1 part can represent 1 drop, 1 tsp. 1 oz, 1 cup etc.

          Always mix in the order given for best results

           They should be used with a carrier oil.

          Anti-depression Aromatherapy combination
                   May help with depression and suicidal thoughts
                              (If you like Hope you'll love Anti-depression)
                          2 parts - Melissa
                          1 part - Ylang ylang
                          1 part - Spruce
                          1 part - Juniper
                          3 parts - Chamomile, Roman
                          2 parts - Myrrh
           

          Antispasmodic Aromatherapy combination
                  Tension in spastic muscles, calming, fatigue, stress, headaches
                              (If you like Aroma Siez you'll love Antispasmodic)
                          2 parts - Lavender
                          1 part - Marjoram
                          1 part - Basil
                          1 part - Cypress

           

          Alert - Memory Aromatherapy Combination
                   Oxygenate brain, low energy, shock
                              (If you like Clarity you'll love Alertness)
                          2 parts - Peppermint
                          1 part - Basil
                          1 part - Cardamon
                          1 part - Rosemary
           

          Balance Aromatherapy Combination
                  Open Chakras, Emotional & Spiritual help
                              (If you like Harmony you'll love Balance)
                          2 parts - Neroli
                          1 part - Spruce
                          3 parts - Lavender
                          1 part - Rose Otto
                          1 part - Frankincense
                          1 part - Geranium
                          2 parts - Spikenard
                          1 part - Sage
                          1 part - Hyssop
                          1 part - Angelica
                          1 1/2 parts - Ylang Ylang
                          1 part - Sandalwood
                          1 part - Orange
           

          Bibical Aromatherapy Combination
                  Helps in eliminating Disease by cleansing and building lymph system
                              (If you like Exodus II  you'll love Bibical)
                          3 parts - Myrrh
                          2 parts - Frankincense
                          1 part - Cinnamon Bark or 2 parts Cassia
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            herbs to Avoid.
             
            The grain Pysllium has many beneficial properties. Sphagnum moss and Lichens have antiseptic qualities, per Usenet archives. Lemon Balm affects the Thyroid. There are many recommended Books on herbs, and web sites:

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            Cleansing
            Antibacterial Cleanser: For All Skin Types
            Effectively cleanses, removes oils, sebum and make-up without irritation or dehydration.  Deep cleanses to remove bacteria, cellular debris and open follicles.  The unique natural herbal blend effectively kills propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and is capable of killing E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus (staph infection) and other dreaded bacteria.  5 ounces
            Directions:  Wet skin with water.  Apply a small amount of cleanser and work into a lather.  Rinse off and dry skin.
            Ingredients: Deionized Water, Sodium Olefin C14-16 Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) Extract, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Oil, Citric Acid, Methylparaben. 

             

            Septicide Cleanser: For Dry and Sensitive Skin
            Effectively cleanses, removes oils, sebum and make-up without irritation or dehydration.  Deep cleanses to remove bacteria, cellular debris and open follicles.  The unique natural herbal blend effectively kills propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and is capable of killing E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus (staph infection) and other dreaded bacteria.  5 ounces.  Skintactix
            Directions:  Wet skin with water.  Apply a small amount of cleanser and work into a lather.  Rinse off and dry skin.

            Ingredients: Deionized Water, Sodium Olefin C14-16 Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Extract, Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Extract, Wild Marjoram (Origanum Vulgare) Extract, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Oil, Citric Acid, Methylparaben. 

             

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            NEW! Use on counter and cutting board to clean and disinfect. Kills all food borne pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella on contact.

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            Acidophilus

            Lactobacillus acidophilus is a 'friendly' organism which helps the body fight disease and restore health. Modern research has discovered that acidophilus kills the harmful bacteria strain of E. coli in the intestinal tract. Acidophilus breaks milk sugar down into lactic acid. Bacteria which produce putrefaction and gas in the intestines cannot live in lactic acid. Acidophilus also has the unique ability to help the body synthesize, or manufacture all of the 'B' vitamins in the system. This makes it especially valuable since there is literally a host of agents which destroy B vitamins. A few are antibiotics, birth control pills, eating sugar and refined foods and drinking coffee. A diet high in red meat will destroy the beneficial bacteria, due to the concentration of antibiotics and steroids given to the animals before they are slaughtered. Lactobacillus acidophilus has been used to restore normal oral, GI, and vaginal flora in those affected by antibiotics or by Candida and bacterial infections.

            Alfalfa

            Alfalfa is a well-known herb to health-conscious consumers. It is high in nutrients, which are drawn into the plant from deep in the soil. The richest land source of trace minerals, the roots of Alfalfa plants have been known to reach as much as thirty feet deep! The leaves of the alfalfa plant are rich in minerals and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and carotene. They are also a source of protein, vitamin E and vitamin K. Alfalfa has been used by the Chinese since the sixth century to treat kidney stones, and to relieve fluid retention and swelling. Alfalfa nourishes the digestive, skeletal, glandular, and urinary systems. Alfalfa contains chlorophyll, which is renowned for its cleansing qualities.

            Aloe Vera

            Aloe vera has historically been known for assisting the functions of the gastrointestinal tract, and for its properties of soothing, cleansing and helping the body to maintain healthy tissues. This plant has a reputation of facilitating digestion, aiding blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as kidney, liver and gall bladder functions. Aloe contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent overacidity - a common cause of digestive complaints. A newly discovered compound in aloe, acemannan, is currently being studied for its ability to strengthen the immune system. Studies have shown acemannan to boost T-lymphocyte cells that aid natural resistance.

            Angelica

            Angelica has been used to stimulate gastric secretion, reduce flatulence, and treat rheumatic and skin disorders by topical application .

            Antioxidants

            Antioxidants are substances, such as grape seed or pine bark extract, vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, that appear to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation. This would make them especially helpful for the circulatory system and for soft tissue maintenance.

            Apple Cider Vinegar
            (should be organic, raw & unfiltered!)

            Apple cider vinegar helps the body get rid of toxins and nourishes the digestive processes. Apple cider vinegar is an old folk remedy claimed to be beneficial in treating a long list of ailments. Proponents say that it can cure arthritis, guard against osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent cancer, destroy infection, assist in digestion and weight control, maintain memory, and protect the mind from aging. Those who have tried using it swear by it. Skeptics who have not tried it swear at proponents of this "folk remedy".

            B Complex

            B-complex vitamins play many roles in the human body, but primarily they nourish the brain and nervous system. A diet high in refined foods or a life full of stress puts a greater demand on the body for these important nutrients. B1 - skin, eyes, hair; B2 - nourishes the tissues of the body; B6 - mild diuretic, PMS; B12 - anxiety and depression; Folic Acid - works synergistically with B12, cell division and replication; Biotin - metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates, cholesterol; B3 (Niacin) - energy production; Pantothenic acid - nourishes the adrenal glands which help the body to withstand stress; PABA - works synergistically with folic acid; Choline bitartrate - helps make acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter in the brain; Inositol - metabolism of fat and cholesterol; absorption and utilization of fat.

            Bee Pollen

            Bee pollen is a rich source of many nutrients, including amino acids. It bursts with easily assimilated protein and lecithin, which nourish the brain and nervous system. Bee Pollen nutritionally supports the body in many ways, including assisting with vitality and a feeling of well-being. It has been used by athletes, along with Ginseng, to maintain energy and stamina.

            Beta-Carotene

            Tanning tablets containing beta-carotene and canthaxanthin have been available over the counter to promote the appearance of a "suntan". Tanning tablets have been used to give a natural-looking skin tan, prevent photosensitivity in people with inherited erythropoietic protoporphyria, and in the treatment of vitiligo.

            Beta-glucans

            Beta-glucans stimulate the activation of NK cells and therefore are helpful against tumors. Has also been used to stop certain bacterial infections.

            Bilberry

            Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) contains nutrients that protect eyes from eyestrain or fatigue, and can improve circulation to the eyes. When British Royal Air Force pilots During World War II ate Bilberry preserves before night missions and discovered that their night vision improved afterwards, this herb was investigated and found to be beneficial for the eyes. Bilberry works by improving the microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight. It is believed that this property is related to the high amount of proanthocyanidins, a type of flavonoid that tends to prevent capillary fragility and strengthen the capillaries which nourish the eyes. Other properties appear to assist in thinning the blood and stimulating the release of vasodilators. Anthocyanin, a natural antioxidant, also lowers blood pressure, reduces clotting and improves blood supply to the nervous system. Anthocyanosides support and enhance the health of collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eyes, thus aiding in the development of strong healthy capillaries that can carry vital nutrients to eye muscles and nerves. Bilberry has long been a remedy for poor vision and "night blindness." Clinical tests have indicated that oral administration of bilberry tends to improve visual accuracy in healthy people and can help those with eye disorders such as pigmentosa, retinitis, glaucoma, and myopia.

            Bioflavonoids

            Bioflavonoids are nutrients which are related to the Vitamin C family. They cannot be synthesized by the body, and therefore must be obtained from food or supplements. Bioflavonoids are helpful in nourishing the integrity and strength of capillaries and cells.

            Biotin

            Biotin assists in the metabolism of fat and protein. It nourishes muscles.

            Black Cohosh

            Black Cohosh has traditionally been used to calm the nervous system by nourishing blood vessels, and balancing the hormones in menopausal women. Studies show it contains substances that bind to estrogen receptors.

            Black Currant Oil

            Black currant oil is rich in linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This substance supports the body's manufacture of hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins which help regulate functions of the circulatory system. GLA assists the body with its energy processes and is a structural component of the brain, bone marrow, muscles and cell membranes.

            Black Walnut

            Black Walnut hulls contain a substance which helps the body eliminate parasites. Although this is the primary purpose of this herb, it is also used for poison oak, ringworm and skin ailments. It has antifungal properties and is also said to promote bowel regularity.

            Borage Oil

            Borage oil is an excellent source of gamma-linolenic acid. It also nourishes the heart.

            Boron

            Boron may retard bone loss.

            Calcium

            Calcium is essential to strong bones and may prevent osteoporosis.

            Calcium Pantothenate

            Calcium pantothenate nutritionally supports the glandular system and helps promote a feeling of well-being.

            Caprylic Acid

            Caprylic acid is a nutrient from coconuts which helps burst yeast cells and hinder their reproduction.

            Cardiospermum

            The flowering tropical vine Cardiospermum halicacabum, a plant that has been used as a medicine in Africa & India for centuries, has been prescribed for years by European skin specialists and family doctors. In a study of 833 patients with eczema, better than 4 out of 5 subjects reported improvement or remission of symptoms (inflammation, swelling, scaling, blisters/vesicles, dry skin, itching, burning and pain).

            Carnitine

            L-carnitine is an amino acid which nourishes the heart, nourishes and strengthens muscles, and nutritionally supports the circulatory system. L-Carnitine is considered to be a "carrier" of fat to the mitochondria or "fatburning" area of the cell. This remarkable amino acid-like substance is not only necessary for the metabolism of fat at the cellular level; it is also essential in the forming of firm, lean muscle tissue in the body. Recent studies support earlier research which shows that the heart has the greatest amount of L-Carnitine of any muscle in the body. L-Carnitine has also shown to be instrumental in the metabolism of cholesterol. Some overweight people may lack L-Carnitine in their bodies. The heart produces most of its energy from fats; thus is dependent upon L-carnitine. An L-Carnitine deficiency causes extreme metabolic impairment to heart tissue. On the other hand, supplemental L-Carnitine has proved to be beneficial to heart patients.

            Cat's Claw ("Una de Gato")

            Cat's Claw has been used for Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, gastritis, ulcers, parasites, intestinal flora imbalance, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental toxic poisoning, organic depression and those infected with the HIV virus. Most of the clinical research which show these alkaloids to be antiviral, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating, antimutagenic, antioxidant, etc., are tests done "in-vitro" (proven in the test tube) not "in-vivo" (proven in the human body).

            Cayenne

            Cayenne is a pepper well known for its benefits to the circulatory system. It aids the body to balance pressure levels and resist abnormal bleeding. Cayenne also nourishes the digestive system. This plant assists in the body's utilization of other herbs, when used in an herbal combination. When applied topically, it helps relieve minor discomfort.

            Celery Seed

            Celery seeds contain vitamins A, C and B-complex.

            Cetyl Myristate

            Cetyl myristate, cetyl myristoleate, and other cetyl esters help lubricate the joints, increasing mobility and encouraging a more active lifestyle. These ingredients have captured significant attention recently with researchers and scientists involved in the discovery of natural ingredients that support joint health.

            Chamomile

            Chamomile has been traditionally used for treating insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin, and urticaria.

            Chitosan

            Chitosan provides a natural source of fiber and acts like other dietary fibers by benefiting the circulatory system. It also helps the body maintain normal functions of digestion and elimination. Researchers believe that if we cleanse our colon with frequent bowel movements, we can rid ourselves of these dangerous toxins, therefore reducing our risk for disease. And how do we create this cleansing process? Fiber is the most important source in reducing your chances. Chitosan has been reported to have antimicrobial effects and has been used to lower cholesterol. (Caution: You should avoid chitosan if you are allergic to shellfish, are pregnant or breastfeeding.)

            Choline

            Choline helps in the formation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, which assists brain function and health. It also helps the body break down fats effectively.

            Chromium

            Chromium is necessary for the body to convert glucose to energy. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study has shown that nine out of ten Americans get less than the low end range of chromium recommended by the National Academy of Sciences. Biologically-active chromium (as found in ChromaTone), helps maximize the body's efficient use of insulin. Insulin regulates the metabolism of blood sugar, lipids (including cholesterol) and protein. Studies also indicate that chromium, when combined with appropriate exercise, has very positive muscle-tissue building and toning properties.

            Chromium Polynicotinate

            Chromium polynicotinate is nutritionally beneficial as an appetite suppressant and for normalizing blood sugars.

            Cinnamon

            Cinnamon has received much publicity since early 2004 about its effectiveness in reducing high cholesterol and triglycerides. Cinnamon bark or oil has been used to fight microorganisms, diarrhea and other gastro-intestinal disorders, and dysmennorhea.

            Co-enzyme Q10

            Studies that have been conducted on this co-enzyme in the past 40 years demonstrate that it can help maintain healthy immune and cardiovascular systems, tissues and organs, and oral health (especially the gums). It also assists the body to maintain proper weight balance.

            Cranberry

            Cranberry contains a compound that prevents bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder and rest of the urinary tract. This prevents the bacteria from spreading and eventually results in the halt of infection. Using cranberry on a regular basis may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

            Cruciferous Vegetables

            Research conducted by Dr. Jon Michnovicz of the Institute for Hormone Research and Dr. Leon Bradlow of the Strang Institute, suggests that increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts may reduce the risk of certain cancers, particularly breast cancer. Cruciferous vegetables contain indoles - a unique class of phytonutrients that have been scientifically shown to balance hormone levels, detoxify the intestines and liver and reinforce the body's immune system.

            Devil's Claw

            Devil's Claw has been used traditionally for an extensive range of diseases, including arthritis and rheumatism. Research has suggested that it may be of assistance as a hypotensive, anti-arrhythmic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic.

            DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

            Essential fatty acids are dietary fats required for a healthy nervous and immune system. For example, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an important constituent of brain cell membranes. Many fats can be synthesized by the body, but some, like DHA, must be obtained through the diet. DHA is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fat, and the omega-3-type fats must be kept in balance with omega-6 fats to insure that proper physiological functioning can be maintained. While omega-6's are abundant in the typical American diet - occurring in most vegetable oils - omega-3's are harder to come by. One good source, however, is fish.

            DHEA

            DHEA is a short name for the fancier name of Dehydroepiandrosterone, a hormone normally produced by the adrenal glands, but which diminishes as a person ages. It is a precursor to male (androgens) and female (estrogens) steroid hormones. DHEA seems to increase a feeling of vitality in many people.

            Dong Quai

            Dong Quai has traditionally been used to relieve pain in rheumatism, to suppress allergies, and to treat menstrual disorders. It has been shown to possess antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant properties.

            Enzymes

            The enzymes Amylase, Cellulase, Invertase, Lipase, Protease, Glucoamylase act as catalysts for proper assimilation of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

            Essential Fatty Acids

            Essential fatty acids (EFA), sometimes referred to as vitamin F, cannot be made from the body - they must be supplied in the diet. Essential fatty acids nourish the body at the very foundation of health . . . at the cellular level. They strengthen cell membranes to fortify against the invasion of harmful microorganisms. These nutrients also help dissolve body fat and increase metabolism and energy production. Thus, they are also very helpful in a comprehensive weight management program. Essential Fatty Acids help reduce cravings for sweet and fatty foods.

            Evening Primrose Oil

            Evening primrose oil supplies both linolenic and linoleic essential fatty acids.

            Fennel

            Fennel has been used as a stomach and intestinal remedy to relieve flatulence and colic, as well as to stimulate digestion and appetite. It also has a calming effect on coughs and bronchitis.

            Feverfew

            Feverfew has been found helpful by many in the treatment of migraine headaches, especially when these are relieved by applying warmth to the head. Feverfew may also be helpful with arthritis when it is in an inflammatory stage.

            Flaxseed Oil

            Flaxseed oil may have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic activities. Development of atherosclerosis has been reduced by up to 69% in some studies using diets enriched with flaxseed. Flaxseed has been recommended by some for hyperlipidemia, to decrease platelet aggregation, and to help prevent heart attack and stroke. It may have some ability to lower blood pressure and to have anti-inflammatory effects in persons with arthritis, as well as assist in fighting breast cancer.

            Folic Acid

            Folic acid is a vitamin that stimulates the formation of normal red blood cells. Folic acid helps nourish the skin and nervous system.

            Garcinia cambogia

            Garcinia cambogia slows the body's conversion of carbohydrates and excess calories to fat, decreasing production of harmful fats (low-density lipoproteins), promoting sustained energy levels by enhancing the body's production of glycogen, reducing the body's desire for excess food; helping to nutritionally support the metabolism and burn calories. Human studies indicate that Garcinia, also known as HCA (hydroxycitric acid) may be especially effective when combined with chromium and L-carnitine.

            Garlic

            Garlic provides nourishment for the circulatory, immune and urinary systems. It aids in supporting with normal circulation, nourishing stomach tissues, maintaining normal blood pressure and aids the body's natural ability to resist disease. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and fungicide.

            Germanium

            This trace mineral is a potent antioxidant. It improves oxygen flow to cells, and strengthens the immune system. It has pain-relieving properties and studies have shown that organic germanium (sesquioxide) can nutritionally support the body's defense system. Many people have attributed remarkable benefits with the intake of Germanium. One woman had suffered many years with arthritis, nervous problems and a painful muscle disease called "fibrositis." She could not stand to even barely be touched because it caused her such agony. This person began taking one capsule daily of 30 mg. of germanium sesquioxide, which also had odorless garlic added. She said, "Now I'm on 'cloud nine' since taking Germanium ... and I have so much energy, I don't know what to do with it all!"

            Ginger

            Ginger has been used as a stimulant of the peripheral circulation in cases of bad circulation, chilblains and cramps. In cases of fever, ginger may act as a diaphoretic to promote perspiration. It may also be effective, as a gargle, in relieving sore throats.

            Glucosamine

            Glucosamine stimulates the body's manufacture of collagen, the protein portion of the fibrous substance that holds joints together. Collagen is also the main component of the shock-absorbing cushion called articular cartilage — the white smooth surface which covers the ends of body joints — such as those in the wrist, fingers, toes, ankles, knees, hips and between the discs of the spine.

            Glycogen

            Glycogen is the body's natural form of stored energy. Glycogen provides the long drive of energy known as the athlete's "second wind." Stored half in the muscles and half in the liver, glycogen is enzymatically controlled for a natural time release of energy to maintain necessary blood sugar levels.

            Grapefruit Pectin

            Grapefruit pectin (derived from the pulp and rind of this citrus fruit) is a type of fiber which can bind toxins and help eliminate them from the body.

            Grapeseed Extract

            Grapeseed extract is a rich source of potent antioxidant bioflavonoids known as proanthocyanidins. Grape seed extract provides 92-95% potency, as compared to 80-84% yielded by pine bark. This means that its antioxidant and nutritional properties are far superior. According to proanthocyanidin researcher, Dr. Jack Masquelier, only grape seeds contain powerful gallic esters, dynamic ingredients in the battle against free radicals.

            Horse Chestnut

            Horse chestnut may be useful against edema, inflammation, and venous insufficiency, especially with circulation in the legs.

            Inositol

            Inositol nourishes the brain and helps balance cholesterol levels. It also helps the body break down fats effectively.

            Iodine

            The thyroid depends upon minerals, especially iodine, to function properly and to secrete adequate amounts of thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones influence metabolic rate and body temperature, as well as regulate protein, fat, and carbohydrate utilization in cells.

            Iron

            In North America, 58% of the population consume less than the recommended daily amount of iron. Iron deficiency is the single most common nutrient deficiency in the world today. Growing children, females and athletes all have increased need for iron in order to avoid anemia. Iron is vital to healthy blood and an essential part of the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin of the blood.

            Kava

            Kava has been reported to have mild sedative effects and has been used for nervous anxiety, stress, and restlessness. Heavy kava use can cause visual problems and a scaly skin rash. Rare cases of severe liver toxicity also have been reported.

            Kelp

            Kelp contains nearly thirty minerals which nourish the glands (especially the thyroid and pituitary). By enhancing the action of the glandular system, it helps balance the body's metabolism and rate at which it burns calories. Kelp, also known as seaweed, grows in the rich ocean beds, far below surface pollution levels. Because of its high nutrient content, this herb is reputedly beneficial for a wide range of applications. It is known to nourish the sensory nerves, brain membranes, also spinal cord and brain tissue. Kelp contains alginic acid which can help protect the body against the effects of radiation.

            Lecithin

            Lecithin is essential to every cell and organ in the body. It provides nourishment to the body so that the body can regulate metabolism, increase defenses and break down fat and cholesterol.

            Magnesium

            Magnesium helps with the absorption of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, B complex, C and E.

            Manganese

            When manganese is bound or "chelated" with specific amino acids, it targets parts of the body to help metabolism. When manganese is chelated with the amino acids proline, histidine, and glutamic acid, it travels through the blood to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the organ below the brain which is responsible for regulating many body functions, including temperature, appetite and sleep. The chelated manganese increases the natural thyrotropin-releasing hormone secreted by the hypothalamus. This hormone, known as T.R.H., has a direct effect on the master gland (pituitary).

            Melatonin

            Melatonin is produced in the body by the pineal gland in the brain. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in food, is taken in by the body and made into serotonin, a neurotransmitter (conductor of nerve signals). The pineal gland takes the serotonin and makes it into melatonin, but only during the night. (The enzymes in the brain which change serotonin into melatonin are inactivated by light). Norepinephrine is another neurotransmitter which assists in melatonin production. It acts as a catalyst to melatonin production by stimulating cells in the pineal gland to begin making melatonin in the absence of light. Sometimes, for one reason or another, the body does not produce adequate amounts of melatonin for its needs. This can result in insomnia and depression, among other symptoms. The body's ability to synthesize melatonin may decrease with age.

            Minerals

            Trace (micro) and major (macro) minerals play a crucial role in maintaining health. It is well-established that some mineral deficiencies can be linked to physical conditions including grey hair, baldness, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis and mental illness.

            MSM

            MSM is simply an acronym for methylsulfonylmethane, a dietary source of sulfur that naturally supports the immune system and plays a major role in the formation of enzymes and hormones that control body activities.

            Niacin

            Niacin is nutritionally beneficial for circulation. Niacin reduces low-density lipid (LDL) forms of cholesterol and improves peripheral blood flow.

            Nicotinamide

            Nicotinamide nourishes the digestive and circulatory systems.

            Noni

            The noni plant has many folk-remedy uses. It is fabled among the Polynesian peoples to especially help support the body's respiratory, immune, digestive, and structural systems.

            Octacosanol

            Octacosanol is derived from wheat germ oil and helps improve endurance and stamina.

            Omega-3 Fatty Acids

            Essential fatty acids are dietary fats required for a healthy nervous and immune system. For example, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an important constituent of brain cell membranes. Many fats can be synthesized by the body, but some, like DHA, must be obtained through the diet. DHA is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fat, and the omega-3-type fats must be kept in balance with omega-6 fats to insure that proper physiological functioning can be maintained. While omega-6's are abundant in the typical American diet - occurring in most vegetable oils - omega-3's are harder to come by. One good source, however, is fish.

            PABA

            PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) helps assimilate pantothenic acid and nourishes the skin.

            Papaya

            Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which helps the body break down protein.

            Parsley

            Parsley is valued as a blood builder, cleanser and has pressure regulating properties.

            Phosphatidyl Serine (PS)

            Phosphatidyl Serine been found to be important to brain function.

            Potassium

            Potassium nourishes the heart, kidneys, pancreas, muscles and the nerves. It assists in the growth and repair of body tissues, and also helps conduct messages in the body through the nervous system. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure. There must be a balanced potassium-to-sodium ratio in the body for all systems to function at their optimum level.

            Quercetin

            Quercetin has been shown to help the body defend itself against harmful microorganisms.

            Resveratrol

            Red wine extract contains the recently acclaimed flavonoid, resveratrol. Resveratrol is found naturally in many fruits and vegetables, however, red wine and other grape products are the richest source. Recent research has linked resveratrol supplementation with enhanced immune and cardiovascular support.

            Rhubarb

            Rhubarb can help dissolve mucus adhering to the walls of the colon.

            Rosemary

            Rosemary has been reported to decrease capillary permeability and fragility. Extracts have been used in insect repellents. The plant may have anticancer properties and has spasmolytic actions, liver and immune effects, and other various actions from asthma treatment to aromatherapy. It has antimicrobial actions against a variety of bacteria, fungi, mold, and viruses. (Caution: Taking large quantities of rosemary internally can result in stomach and intestinal irritation as well as kidney damage. Allergic contact dermatitis has been associated with the plant, but rosemary is not generally considered to be a human skin sensitizer. Rosemary's constituents, monoterpene ketones, are convulsants, and have caused seizures in large doses. Rosemary is also an abortifacient.)

            Salmon Oil

            Salmon oil is rich in Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. These nutrients are recognized as having many beneficial properties. They include regulating the body's production of cholesterol, and strengthening cell walls, fortifying them against the invasion of viruses and bacteria.

            Selenium

            Selenium is a mineral that reinforces the body's defense system.

            St. John's Wort

            St. John's Wort (Hypericum) has been studied for its potential antidepressant and antiviral effects. (Caution: Dr. Donald Brown of Bastyr University recommends that persons with fair skin avoid exposure to strong sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light when taking St. John's Wort because of some cases of photosensitivity that have been reported. He also advises avoiding foods that contain tyramine, alcoholic beverages, and medications such as tyrosine, narcotics, amphetamines, and over-the-counter cold and flu remedies while taking St. John's Wort. St. John's Wort should not be taken while also taking prescription antidepressants. It is also Dr. Brown's opinion that St. John's Wort should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.)

            Thyme

            Thyme has been used internally for respiratory and digestive infections. It has also been used as a gargle in laryngitis and tonsillitis - to soothe sore throats and irritable coughs. As a cough remedy, it assists in producing expectoration and reducing unnecessary spasm. It may be helpful in bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

            Transfer Factor

            Transfer factors are important immune substances normally found in blood and colostrum. Transfer factors are capable of transferring immune information from one individual to another, and are important because of their role key for the immune system to recognize and defeat viruses, bacteria and other immune threats.

            Uva Ursi

            Uva ursi has been useful in some cases of urinary tract infections, as well as a diuretic. It has also been usedto alleviate contact dermatitis, allergic reaction-type hypersensitivity, and arthritis. (Caution: Taking large amounts of uva ursi has resulted in gastric discomfort, tinnitis, nausea, vomiting, cyanosis, convulsions, collapse, and death.)

            Vitamin B1

            Vitamin B1 (thiamine) has positive effects on the nervous system, mental well-being, skin, eyes, and hair.

            Vitamin B2

            Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) nourishes skin, nails, hair, growth, reproduction and vision. The body needs more of this nutrient during stress situations.

            Vitamin B6

            Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL) is necessary to metabolize B12 in the body. It helps the body release excess water and nourishes the nervous system.

            Vitamin B12

            Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is used in the production of energy and it nourishes the nervous system. Vitamin B12 supports the maturation of red blood cells.

            Vitamin C

            We do not produce our own vitamin C — it must be obtained from our diet. Science continues to confirm, with ever increasing evidence, the benefits of the C vitamin family to especially nourish the body's structural and defense systems. Vitamin C strengthens cells and tissues and helps build the body's defense system.

            Vitamin E

            Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and helps the body cope with toxic substances such as air pollution. It also helps protect the cells and increase oxygen to them. Research shows that animals who were exposed to various concentrations of ozone and took vitamin E lived longer than animals whose diets were not supplemented with this nutrient. Vitamin E strengthens the circulatory system and may help soothe leg and foot aches that occur at night.

            Vitamin F

            Vitamin F, also know as Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), cannot be made from the body - they must be supplied in the diet. Essential fatty acids nourish the body at the very foundation of health . . . at the cellular level. They strengthen cell membranes to fortify against the invasion of harmful microorganisms. These nutrients also help dissolve body fat and increase metabolism and energy production. Thus, they are also very helpful in a comprehensive weight management program.

            Watermelon seeds

            Watermelon seeds help the body eliminate excess water.

            Whey

            Whey is derived from the cheese-making process, and is full of vitamins and minerals. It is also a superior protein source, with a protein efficiency rating that exceeds that of soy, wheat, and even whole milk. This means that the protein in whey is used more efficiently by the body than by the protein from these other sources.

            Wild Yam

            Wild yam has many effective uses. It is known to relax the muscles and promote glandular balance in women. Wild Yam contains natural plant components known as phytochemicals which help the body balance hormone levels. Wild Yam nourishes the digestive system and the nerves.

            Zinc

            Zinc is essential for the health of the reproductive organs, especially in the male.


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