Herb Recipe of the Day: Too-Heavy Periods Tincture


Every women experiences menstruation differently. For some , it is painless and predictable and for others is just plain misery. Some women looses very little blood, while others lose enough to bring in anemia, fatigue, and dizziness.

Blend this tincture and keep it on hand for times when your menstrual flow is
uncomfortably heavy.

Too- Heavy Periods Tincture
1 teaspoon shepherd’s purse tincture
1 teaspoon yarrow tincture
1/2 teaspoon red raspberry leaf tincture
1/2 teaspoon vitex tincture

Combine all of the ingredients in a dark glass jar with a tight lid.
Take 3 dropperfuls every 15 to 30 minutes for heavy bleeding, or 2 dropperfuls every hour for moderately heavy bleeding.
( If you can , try to buy shepherd’s purse tincture that is made from the fresh herb, because it looses some of its strength when it is dried.)

As always consult your doctor before self medicate ones self.

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Herb Recipe of the Day: Spleen & Liver Affections


Cup-Plant ( Silphium perfoliatum , is long known as a general restorative. Years have established its value in the spleen and liver affections, also useful in fevers.Cup-Plant is a native perennial plant that grows up to 4 to 10 ft. high. The leaves are a coarsely toothed, rough, sandpapery, texture. It  perfers full to partial sun, and moist loamy soil.

Its action is, alterative, disphoretic, tonic. Parts used root which contains Rhizome.

Method use is decocotion ( tea ) of powered root, dosage, wine glassful doses at intervals.

Natural Healing: Lactobacillus Acidophilus


Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Other name is acidophilus

Bacteria is usually something we try to avoid, but Lactobacillus acidophilus is one type of bacteria we may ant to seek out. It resembles certain bacteria that occur naturally in our bodies. These bacteria inhabit our colon and vagina, playing a important role in digestion and controlling the overgrowth of fungi and other organisms. For some people, taking antibiotics can upset this delicate balance. The reason because, antibiotics cannot distinguish between, good, bacteria and harmful bacteria. When the helpful bacteria diminish the result can be intestinal problems and, for women, vaginal yeast infections. Ingesting acidophilus during and after a course of antibiotics can help restore populations of good bacteria. Helping other ways as well, theses bacteria have been found to reduce the incidence of yeast infections in susceptible women. By helping to break down lactose ( milk and sugar ), acidophilus can make it easier for people who are lactose intolerant to digest milk. It also may help to relieve symptoms of spastic colon. Some studies suggest it may one day be useful in treating or reducing the risk of colon cancer, lower cholesterol levels, boost immunity, and help help in treatment of allergies.

Aids with: canker sores, constipation, diarrhea, gas, urinary tract infections, lactose intolerance, postantibiotic therapy, spastic colon, yeast infections.

There is a precaution, people who have a serious, medically treated intestinal problems should consult their doctor before taking acidophilus.

Acidophilus is sold in capsules, tablets, powders, and liquids. It is also added to some yogurt, krfir, and milk products. Check the labels to make sure acidophilus is listed as a ingredient.

Herbal Recipe of the Day: Plantain Lotion


Plantain Lotion

This is a simple recipe that should always be in a medicine cabinet.

Plantian Lotion

ingredients:

a small jar
glycerin
plantain leaves

Direction:
Finely chop sufficient fresh plantain leaves and fill the small jar. Add enough glycerin to cover the leaves. Stand for 2 weeks stirring from time to time. Strain and store in a dark jar. Makes a soothing and healing lotion for weeping and itchy rashes and insect bites.

Herb Recipe of the Day: Yerba mate’ Tea


Yerba mate’
(mah-tay)

Yerba mate’ is a form of holly and it is the national drink of Paraguay. It is grown in Paraguay,one of the positive effects of this herb is that it strengthens one’s memory. Similar to ginkgo biloba it helps with blood flow to the brain helping it to function more effectively.You should prepare this as an infusion. To see how to make an infusion go to this link: https://lighthouseherbs.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/how-to-of-the-day-make-an-infusion/
Drink 1 cup in the early mornings,you can find this in health foods stores. It contains caffeine,although less than coffee or tea.