Herb of the Day: Maca Root

Maca Root
( Lepidium meyenii)

It is an Anticancer,Infertility, Nutritive, Steroidal, Antifatigue

Maca is a little known herbal remedy and high energy food. It has been used for increasing energy, stamina and endurance in athletes, promoting mental clarity, treating male impotence, infertility, and helping with menstrual irregularities and female hormonal imbalances that includes menopause and fatigue syndrome.It has been helpful to prevent cancer of various tissue including the mammary gland, esophagus, liver, small intestine, colon, and bladder.
Maca has been used as an immunostimulant and the treatment of anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, stomach cancer, sterility and other sexual disorders as well as to improve memory.
Maca root, from a plant in the brassicaceae family, grows in the high Andean region of Peru. Sometimes called Peruvian ginseng, maca root extract is a powerful remedy for sexual dysfunction and infertility in men and women as well as an adaptogen – an herb that may improve energy and help the body deal with stress.Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.


Herb of the Day: Carrot ( Wild )

Carrot ( Wild )
( Daucus Carota )
Wild Carrot is found by the sides of fields and untilled places on the roadside, in the summer.
Aww, Nicholas Culpeper M.D. : the spirit of the great 16th century herbalist his caustic observations about the practices of his time, the values he placed on his herbs and their medicinal values.He writes about this herb, Carrots highly to break the wind, yet experience teacheth they breed it first, and we may thank nature for expelling it. I love his writings and how he loved his herbs.

The medicinal uses are: Carrotts are an important item in the deit of a cancer patients. Carrott juice should be taken. The wild carrot is rich in vitamins and carotene, from which the body manufactures vitamin A. The infusion of the herb is used in treatment for fluid retention. To relieve the colic, use 1 teaspoonful of the wild carrot seed make into powder, use 1 teaspoon to 1 cup hot water. And drink as a tea.
The flowers are dried and made into a tea to treat dropsy…
As always consult a doctor before self medicating ones self Herbs are medicine.

Herb of the Day: Saxifrage

( Pimpinella Major )
Common name; Great Burnet
As the 16th century herbalist wrote,” Nicholas Culpeper that hie caustic observations about the practices of his time, the values he placed on his herbs and their medicinal values,” quote, ” It has the properties of the Parsleys, but eases pains and provokes urine more effectually.”
Saxifrage is found in the edges of woods and hedgebanks in the early summer.
It is an perennial that grows to about 3 feet with umbels of white flowers.

Medicinal uses are:The root is a powerful diuretic and useful to remove urinary tract stones. It is taken by decoction… 1 ounce of the root that is boiled in 1 1/2 pint of water until it will measure 1 pint, than taken in doses of 2 fl oz.
The seeds are anti-flatulent and is powdered and given in water for colicky wind. Burnet Saxifrage or Lesser Burnet is more popular with herbalists.

As always consult your doctor before using herbs because herbs are also medicine

Herb of the Day: Herb True-Love

herb true love

Herb True Love
( Paris Quadrifolia )
It is found in the woods and copses, on the boarders of fields and waste ground.

It is also called One-Berry and Herb Paris. It has a small creeping root which produces stems with leaves, some bearing berries. At the top are 4 leaves set like a cross or ribbon tied in a true-love’s knot and a yellowish=green star shaped flower., in the center of which forms the blackish-purple berry, the size of a grape and full of juice.
Although said to be an antidote to poison. True_Love is an emetic, narcolic, and aphrodisiac. A ointment made from the seeds has been used as an application to tumors. In small does the plant is antispasmodic, whereas in overdosage delirium and convulsions are produced. A tincture made from the fresh plant is used in homeopathic medicine for inflammation of the brain.

As always consult your doctor before self medicating ones self

Herb of the Day: Loosestrife


( Lysimachia vulgaris )
Some of us know this as the Yellow Willowherb or Yellow Loosestrife. It has several brown hairy stalks 2 feet high or more with pale green leaves and bright yellow flowers.
It flowers in the summer by the sides of rivers and other watery places.

Medicinal virtues… Given either to drink or taken by clyster, this herb is good for wounds that are bleeding. It stays also with the abundance of a women’s courses. If the herb is bruised and the juice is applied, than thus quickly will close up the lips of a wound.
Modern uses… It is an astringent which will check haemorrhaging from the nose and reduce menstrual bleeding. the whole herb is used when dried as an infusion in the proportions of.. 1 ounce to 1 pint of boiling water and given in does of 2 fluid ounces.

Herb of the Day: White Oak Bark

White Oak bark
( Quercus alba )
Its properties are , Astringent, antiseptic, diuretic

White Oak Bark is a strong Astringent that is used both internally and externally, it may be used for…. diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, menstrual problems with excessive bleeding hematuria, internal hemorrhaging, low grade fever, ulcerated bladder, goiter, neck problems, gallstones, and kidney stones.
Externally, it has been used for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, garglr/mouthwash for throat and mouth, leucorrhea, burns, sores, skin irritations, bruises, injuries, swollen tissues, bleeding, and to strengthen a loosened tooth.

There is a caution do not apply to extensively damage skin…

As a tea it taken for bleeding of the stomach, lungs, and rectum. It will stop spitting up of blood. It will increase the flow of urine and help remove gallstones and kidney stones. It will also clean the stomach.
Externally, the tea is good for bathing scabs, sores, poison oak, and insect bites. Soak a towel and tie over the weak vessels and broken capillaries. Excellent for varicose veins both internally and externally as a poultice. Use the fomentation and apply overnight to swollen glands, tumors, mumps, goiter, and lymphatic swellings.

Always ask your doctor before self medicating, HERBS ARE MEDICINE,

Herb of the Day: Sarsaparilla

( Smilax ornata )
Parts used: Root

Sarsaparilla is useful for skin eruptions, ringworm, rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. It coantains a hormone like substance which makes it good in glandular formulas. The tea will increase the flow of urine, break up gas, and taken hot it is a good diaphoretic for fevers. It is also good for eye wash. It is one of the best herbs to use for infants infected with venereal disease. Combine sarsaparilla with yellow dock and sassafras for a spring tonic, pustules and sores may be washed with a tea made from the root.

Properyies: Alterative, Carminative, Tonic, diaphoretic.
Uses are; blood, skin, circulation, and intestines
For internal use for… acne, blood purifier, boils, colds, fevers, heartburn, hot flashes, rheumatism, uric acid ( excessive ),
use external for, ringworm, sores and wounds, fomentation, wash with the decoction