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Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Sedative medications (Benzodiazepines) interacts with CALIFORNIA POPPY

    California poppy might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Drugs that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Taking California poppy along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
    Some of these sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.

  • Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CALIFORNIA POPPY

    California poppy might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking California poppy along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
    Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.

CALIFORNIA POPPY HERB C/S  CO        


Anxiety, insomnia, depression, nerve pain, bladder & liver disease, bed wetting.

California poppy is a plant. It is the state flower of California. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine.

California poppy is used for trouble sleeping (insomnia), aches, nervous agitation, bed-wetting in children, and diseases of the bladder and liver. It is also used to promote relaxation.

In combination with other herbs, California poppy is used for depression, long-term mental and physical tiredness (neurasthenia), nerve pain, various psychiatric conditions, blood vessel problems, sensitivity to weather changes, and sedation. An herb combination including California poppy is also used for sleep and mood disturbance associated with strong, warm wind in the Alps (foehn illness).       How does it work?

California poppy contains chemicals that might cause relaxation and sleepiness.

USES:   Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Anxiety. Developing research suggests California poppy, in combination with magnesium and hawthorn, might be useful in treating mild-to-moderate anxiety disorders. This combination product, called Sympathyl, is not available in the US.
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  • Aches.
  • Bed-wetting.
  • Diseases of the bladder.
  • Diseases of the liver.
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of California poppy for these uses.

SAFETY AND SIDE EFFECTS: 

California poppy appears to be safe for most people when taken appropriately by mouth for three months or less. There isn't enough information to know if California poppy is safe for longer term use.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of California poppy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Surgery: California poppy can slow down the central nervous system, causing sleepiness and other effects. There is some concern that California poppy might slow down the central nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using California poppy at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

CALIFORNIA POPPY Dosing
 
The appropriate dose of California poppy depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for California poppy. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.



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CALENDULA  FLOWERS WHOLE     

CALENDULA  FLOWER PETALS     


Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, yet is gentle enough for most people and animals to use safely. 

How does it work?   It is thought that the chemicals in calendula help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling in the mouth and throat.

--Calendula creams and washes are still used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring. Gargling calendula water may ease sore throat.  An often overlooked application of this herb is the treatment of post-mastectomy lymphedema. The herb will not reduce swelling, but it will reduce pain. No precautions. 


CALENDULA INTERACTIONS

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CALENDULA

    Calendula might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking calendula along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

    Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others

Calendula Side Effects & Safety 

Calendula seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t take calendula by mouth if you are pregnant. There is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage. It’s best to avoid topical use as well until more is known.

If you are breast-feeding, don’t take calendula either. There isn’t enough safety information about use during breast-feeding.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Calendula may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking calendula.

Surgery: Calendula might cause too much drowsiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop taking calendula at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


CASCARA SAGRADA BARK c/s & POWDER    

  Excellent Laxative

Effective laxative       Ideal for occasional constipation

 Helps to increase secretions in the stomach, liver and pancreas

Improves bowel function      Detoxification properties      Liver tonic

Even conventionally oriented physicians often recommend cascara sagrada to patients suffering constipation after surgery for hemorrhoids. The 1, 8-dihydroxy-anthracenes in cascara sagrada act on the nerves in the intestinal tract, numbing the nerves that hold back stool and stimulating the nerves that propel stool downward. If you experience cramping, you've used too much.  Precautions: For occasional use only as it is a bulk forming laxative and should be taken with adequate fluids. You should not use Cascara Sagrada or any other laxative if you have appendicitis, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis. Not recommended for children under 12. Unlike buckthorn, cascara sagrada is not known to be safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers.



CATNIP HERB  C/S               


   Humans may find dried Catnip leaves to be an effective way to soothe the effects of an upset stomach when taken as an infusion,(tea) & Scientists have ascertained that the feline reaction to catnip is due to the its content of nepetalactone. The leaves or powder can be used as a tea for possible relief of some diarrhea cases, as well as indigestion. The herb is also strongly antifungal & a bactericide for Staphylococcus aureus.  To felines, catnip leaf is in fact not a medicinal herb but more like a narcotic. Felines have a sense of smell that is far more developed that that of humans - by a magnitude of several million. In fact, it has been suggested that felines perceive scent in the same way that humans perceive color.  If you live with a cat you'll want buy organic bulk Catnip in sizable quantities to keep your pets entertained. (This natural herb, when given to your cat is more likely to keep you entertained.)  Precautions: Not recommended for use while pregnant.




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CAT'S CLAW BARK  POWDER      


Helps to regulate immune function.     Natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Ideal for frequent cold and flu or auto-immune disorders.

The traditional application of cat's claw has been to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Compounds with cat's claw are thought to block the body's production of inflammation producing substances and slightly reduce pain, but not the swelling that goes with typical arthritis. The herb is also used for stomach ulcers, gastritis, eczema, "break-bone fever," and liver diseases. Recent clinical studies find that the herb is useful for relieving knee pain. Since the 1980's, cat's claw most common use in modern herbal medicine is an immune stimulant. The oxindole alkaloids in cat's claw strengthen the immune system and also improve circulation by lowering blood pressure. The master rain forest herbalist Leslie Taylor has used cat's claw tinctures and teas to treat cancer and HIV with remarkable success. The Ashanica Indians of Peru believe that cat's claw has life giving properties, and their folklore states that if you drink one cup of bark decoction a week it will ward off diseases, help ease bone pain, and cleanse the body. There is certainly a bit of validity to these claims. At least one researcher referred to cat's claw as the "opener of the way" for its ability to cleanse the entire intestinal tractPrecautions: Women should avoid use of this herb when trying to get pregnant. It may be best to avoid use of this herb if you have any chronic health condition resulting from over-stimulation of the immune system, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, or Show-gren's syndrome.


CAYENNE PEPPER 35,000 shu  CO             

CAYENNE PEPPER 37,000 shu  wc  

CAYENNE PEPPER 88,000 shu wc     

CAYENNE PEPPER 130,000 shu wc   


Circulation support.  Regulates blood flow    Helps cardiovascular system

Invigorates body systems.   Reduces gas and bloating    Assists digestion


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The burning sensation of hot peppers is a reaction of the central nervous system to capsaicin; unlike horseradish, wasabi, garlic, ginger, and mustard, capsaicin only causes the sensation of damage, not real damage to tissues. This sensation of pain, however, depletes a chemical called substance P, and when substance P is used up, the ongoing tissue damage of arthritis, shingles, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, or lower back injury does not result in pain. Eating hot peppers can also deplete pain chemicals in the stomach. Peppers do not actually cause heartburn or ulcers. They merely cause the sensation of pain, depleting substance P, so other conditions cannot cause pain. Eating foods seasoned with cayenne or chile may even protect the stomach against damage by aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAID pain relief medications. Capsaicin creams can also reduce itching in psoriasis. Precautions: Pepper in any of its form may be a irritant to the mucous membranes and caution should be exercised when handling. Don't touch your eyes with your hands after you have handled capsaicin in any form as painful burning may occur. Excessive use internally may result in gastro-intestinal upset.


CHAMOMILE  FLOWERS WHOLE      

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS Powder    

 Digestive relaxant         Helps to calm and relax      Excellent sleep aid 


A TEA BLEND OF LINDEN, FEVERFEW, LEMON BALM AND CHAMOMILE WILL REDUCE 'MIGRAINE' PAIN BY 50-60 % for most sufferers.  

PROVEN TO WORK!  I use it and so do some customers of mine.  Use equal portions of each herb, and steep tea 4-6 minutes. Drink 2 - 3 cups and you should see some results in a short while. 

--The traditional use of chamomile tea is to induce a deep sleep, an effect confirmed in a study of patients undergoing cardian catheterization.  Chamomile stops spasms in the smooth muscles lining the stomach & intestines, & contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral & ant parasitic. Also, if you're anxious, stressed, or depressed, you may find soothing relief in a cup of chamomile tea. Steep a cup, and inhale its wonderful fragrance for some beneficial aromatherapy, and then feel your anxiety and worry melt away as you sip this delicious brew. Make it a part of your daily routine for full, long-lasting benefits.

One hint for best brewing results: always brew chamomile tea in a closed container, especially if you live at a high altitude, & make tea with water when heated just prior to a boil.  

 Precautions: Chamomile is in Ragweed family & may react with those having extreme sensitivities to the Ragweed.


CHAPARRAL LEAF C/S                               

CHAPARRAL LEAF POWDER          

 

Chaparral is used for digestion problems including cramps and gas; respiratory tract conditions including colds and infections; and ongoing chronic skin disorders. It is also used for cancer, arthritis, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, central nervous system conditions, chickenpox, parasite infections, obesity, and snakebite pain. Some people use chaparral for detoxification, or as a tonic or “blood purifier.”


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CHASTE TREE BERRIES WHOLE

CHASTE TREE BERRY POWDER    


Naturally helps balance female hormones.

 May help reduce symptoms PMS including irritability, headaches & moodiness.

 May also help menopausal symptoms.

 Recommended for acne in teenagers.

  Also commonly known as VITEX.

CONSTIPATION; GAS; HANGOVER; PMS related Breast Swelling & pain

Chaste berry has been used for centuries to treat constipation, flatulence, and hangovers, and to bring on menstruation and lactation. In modern herbal medicine, the herb is mainly used to treat breast swelling and breast pain caused by excessive secretion of the hormone prolactin during PMS or cyclic mastalgia. The herb can lengthen the proliferative (first) phase of the menstrual cycle, and also relieve water weight, headache, and fatigue.   Precautions:  Men shouldn't take chaste berry. Testicular atrophy could result after repeated use. Binging on sugar, alcohol, or marijuana will block the herb's action on dopamine receptors in the brain and cancel out its effects. Not recommended while pregnant.  Typical Preparations:  Usually used as a tincture, however may be cracked and sprinkled on food, producing a slight pepper taste or as a tea infusion.



CHICORY ROOT ROASTED   (COFFEE SUBSTITUTE- no caffeine)  


Chicory is nutritionally important for what it does rather than what it contains. It contains a special class of carbohydrates known as fructans, a group containing inulin (not to be confused with insulin) and oligofructoses. These carbohydrates feed the symbiotic bacteria living in the intestine rather than the human body itself. They allow the healthy bacteria in the colon to produce short chain fatty acids that help prevent colon cancer, but they do not serve as a food source of pathogenic bacteria. The bacterial fermentation of fructans in the intestine changes its chemistry so that the human body absorbs calcium and magnesium much more readily from other foods, so much so that consuming endive and similar vegetables demonstrably builds stronger bones. These complex sugars also lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Precautions:  Avoid excessive consumption if you have gallstones.

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CHLORELLA  POWDER  Organic   (cracked cell wall)                                                                     

The ULTIMATE GREEN FOOD !  NATURE'S RICHEST SOURCE OF CHLOROPHYLL, DNA & RNA

What is it?  Chlorella is a singe-celled fresh-water, microscopic green algae, which provides a very well balanced package of essential nutrients.  Along with its rich stores of complete protein.  Chlorella also provides essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, chlorophyll, RNA/DNA, antioxidants, special fiber and its own unique Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).

Working to maintain bodily health, prevent disease, and enhance recuperation, Chlorella can be thought of as a complete health supplement.  It is truly the ultimate green food.  Chlorella is so complete that we could survive on it alone for an extended period of time, and in fact, NASA researchers have investigated this very possibility for astronauts in space travel.  

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CHLORELLA  POWDER Organic   (cracked cell outer wall)

                                                                   

Chlorella is a single celled algae that some scientists believe may be among the Earth's oldest living organisms, but it was only in the 1960's that Japanese scientists began to study chlorella as a tool of good health. Natural health enthusiasts know chlorella well as a detoxifier, immune stimulator, and excellent source of general nutrition. This Chlorella  has a cracked outer cell wall which is broken by a high impact cryogenic jet-spray process that pulverizes the algae wall for enhanced digestability. It is grown in outdoor secluded ponds in one of Japan's two primary reef areas and is fully protected from industrial pollutants.

Constituents (per 100 g)

Moisture- 4.4%    Protein- 68.3 g    Total lipid (fat)- 11%    Carbohydrate- 5.4%    Fiber- 5%    Chlorophyll- 3,420 mg    CGF- 18.8%    Calcium- 190 mg    Iron- 139 mg    Magnesium- 308 mg    Phosphorus- 895 mg
Potassium- 864 mg    Vitamin A- 40,200 iu    Vitamin E- 17.2 mg    Vitamin C- 91 mg    and over 18 beneficial amino acids

Typical Preparations  Powder to be added to drinks and smoothies, and may be made into a capsule or extract.
 

No group of people benefits more from chlorella than women with fibromyalgia. A study at the Medical College of Virginia found that taking 10 grams (3 tablespoons) of chlorella a day for two months substantially reduced pain, although it did not eliminate it. Other studies at the same medical school have found that chlorella reduces symptoms of ulcerative colitis and hypertension, health problems frequently occurring in women who have fibromyalgia. In one study, daily supplementation with chlorella was seen to reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerate wound healing and enhance immune functions. Precautions: As a precaution, if you use chlorella every day, take a vitamin B capsule at least once a week as some European studies showed that Chlorella may weaken Vitamin B supplies in the body. Some individuals have experienced stomach discomfort after using Chlorella. If you experience symptoms of stomach discomfort discontinue using immediately

INFO FROM ANOTHER SOURCE: 

  • Chlorella: Ingestion of chlorella may somewhat reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients. As the results of available studies are not significant we're unable to guarantee what results one may obtain using Chlorella.
  •   Avoid in patients with known allergy/hypersensitivity to chlorella, its constituents, mold, or members of the Oocystaceae family. Avoid in patients using warfarin or other anticoagulant therapy. Use cautiously in patients with hypotension or taking antihypertensives. Use cautiously in patients taking immunomodulators or with altered immune function, or cancer. Use cautiously in patients with photosensitivity, taking photosensitizers, or exposed to the sun.


  • All WC from Indonesia

    CINNAMON 1/2" Pieces                         


    BENEFITS:  


  • Cinnamon is one of the most recognizable of flavors in the world, and has been used at one time or another in just about every type of food product available, as well as the flavoring for a great many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The German Commission E recommended cinnamon for treating the loss of appetite, as well as gastronomical complaints including cramps, flatulence, and nausea. Cinnamons beneficial effects on the digestive tract are attributed to its antioxidant catechins, which may also help fight bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. Cassia bark has been used for over a thousand years in both Eastern and Western medicine in treating chronic diarrhea, colds, kidney trouble, abdominal and heart pains, hypertension, and even cancer , among others. Precautions:  It has been noted by the German Commission E that some people are in fact allergic to cinnamon, with side effects ranging from an allergic skin reactions to mucosa. It is not recommended for medicinal uses during pregnancy or breastfeeding.




    CLEAVERS HERB C/S                       

     'Diuretic' 'Kidney Stones"

    Cleavers is a diuretic herb, the "Lasix" (furosemide) of the nineteenth century, used to assist ailing hearts by encouraging urination to reduce the volume of blood to relieve congestive heart failure. Herbalists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reported that it dissolved kidney stones; however, neither cleavers nor any other diuretic should be used during an acute attack. Cleavers were also used in washes and cosmetics to remove freckles as well as for skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.  Precautions:  None.



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    CODONOPSIS ROOT C/S   CO             

    For cancer patients treated with radiation therapy.

    Codonopsis has been used for centuries to treat appetite loss, diarrhea, and vomiting. Laboratory studies suggest that codonopsis extracts act by reducing the secretion of pepsin in the stomach, and by slowing the rate at which the stomach passes food to the intestines. In animal studies, codonopsis can prevent the formation of peptic ulcers induces by stress. Codonopsis also eases asthma attacks by reducing the production of hormones that cause constriction of the bronchia passages. With the healing properties, this herb is especially useful for asthma or peptic ulcers that are compounded by loss of appetite, diarrhea, or vomiting. Codonopsis may also be used to assist recovery of cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. A clinical study in China involved 76 cancer patients treated with radiation found that codonopsis teas could delay destruction of healthy cells. Treatment with the herb increased the ability of interleukin-2, an immune-system chemical, to fight colorectal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, and kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). Codonopsis also restrain the immune system in lupus, a condition in which the immune system attacks the DNA found in the body?s own skin cells.  Precautions:   No restrictions for use. Be aware that codonopsis is a relatively inexpensive herb that is often substituted for Panax ginseng in herbal tonics labeled as "ginseng."

     


    Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
    Comfrey was strictly used externally until the early 1800’s when Western herbalists began using it internally. In the 1800’s, it was used solely as a poultice for bone knitting, fractures, or as a pomade in the treatment of cuts, burns, skin ulcers, varicose veins, bronchitis, and rheumatism.

    It is also reputed to possess the ability to knit bones together as well. This reputation has undoubtedly accounted for many of the common names (boneset, nipbone, knitbone, healing herb) by which this herb is known.


    The leaf has been utilized in a decoction, which is gargled or used as a mouthwash to relieve throat infections, hoarseness, and bleeding gums. Externally, Comfrey has been used in poultice form to treat wounds, bruises, sores and insect bites. The mucilage is believed to soften the skin when used in baths.


    Comfrey leaves and shoots are also used as a vegetable and are often ground up in a blender or some other type of mechanical device to form the basis of “green drinks” which have become increasingly popular among health conscious individuals.


    Comfrey is primarily used by Western herbalists to treat internal (duodenal and gastric) and external ulcers. In addition, it functions as an astringent, demulcent, emollient, hemostat, expectorant and cell proliferant (wound healing).


    Comfrey is used in the treatment of colitis, varicose veins, assorted pulmonary complaints (pleurisy, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia), rheumatism, metritis, diarrhea, and periostitis. It is utilized as a diuretic and bulk laxative and is credited with scar healing and sedative properties. A decoction of the rhizome is still used in Europe as a gargle for pharyngitis and tonsillitis.


    Contains mucilaginous compounds that decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluid. These compounds increase the productions of digestive fluids, decrease bowel transit time and absorb toxins from the bowel. Comfrey also contains astringent compounds that soothe inflamed tissue. It is an excellent source of allantoin, which promotes healing. Comfrey has been used to treat colitis, weak digestion, bronchitis, rheumatism, diarrhea, and inflammatory skin conditions.

    Special Considerations:

    Care should be taken when using Comfrey with very deep wounds as its rapid healing power can lead to tissue forming over the wound before it is healed deeper down, possibly leading to abscesses. Make sure that wounds are thoroughly cleaned and protected from infection.

    COMFREY LEAF  C/S           

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    COMFREY LEAF POWDER     

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    Some info from using comfrey poultices and to heal

    http://longtimemother.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-use-Comfrey-to-Heal-Broken-Bones

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/comfrey-root-zmaz95djzjma.aspx#axzz34Rj5MFZ8


    Research seems to bear out the claims for the healing properties of comfrey leaf. In one major European study, an ointment based on comfrey root proved more effective at relieving both pain and swelling in 142 patients with sprained ankles. In another study with over 300 participants showed that comfrey leaf treatments of varying types (ointments, salves, compresses and other topical applications), were very effective in treating eczema, dermatitis, viral skin infections and ulcers of the lower leg.

    More recent research in the United States has shown that allantoin, one of comfrey's main constituents, breaks down red blood cells, which could account for its ability to help heal bruises and contusions as well as promoting the growth of muscle, cartilage, and bone growth.

    With regards to the warnings that comfrey can cause cancer and liver disease, most herbal practitioners point out that those results were from studies that isolated the pyrrolizidine alkaloids and fed or injected them into animal subjects in doses far higher than any typical usage of comfrey leaf, and that comfrey leaf has been regularly ingested by thousands of people around the world without reported ill effects. 

    Precautions:  Not recommended for internal use. Not to be used while pregnant. Not to be applied to broken or abraided skin.

    Comfrey was widely used and recommended until the mid-1980s, when reports began to surface about the possibility of liver damage from the pyrrolizidine alkaloids that some plants contain. In 2001, the FTC and FDA combined to issue an injunction against products containing comfrey that were meant for internal use. This view has been countered by herbalists, who state that common comfrey, the plant most often used for medicinal purposes, contains only negligible amounts of those alkaloids.

    In fact, one laboratory study of three different sources of comfrey found no pyrrolizidine in one sample, and only negligible amounts in the other two. Still, many herbalists recommend that comfrey preparations should not be taken internally because of the possibility of liver disease and damage. Comfrey should also not be used by pregnant or nursing women.

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    COMFREY  ROOT  C/S                

    COMFREY ROOT Powder         

    Comfrey root is used to relieve pain from blunt injuries, promote healing of broken bones, sprains and bruises, reduce swelling and edema, and encourage the rapid and healthy regrowth of skin and tissue cells. Because comfrey may contain PAs, which have caused cancer and liver damage in animal studies, and because the root contains it in higher concentration than the leaves, internal use is not suggested.  Precautions:  Not for internal use. Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Comfrey was widely used and recommended until the mid-1980s, when reports began to surface about the possibility of liver damage from the pyrrolizidine alkaloids that some plants contain. In 2001, the FTC and FDA combined to issue an injunction against products containing comfrey that were meant for internal use. In tests, comfrey root has been shown to contain nearly ten times the amount of PAs as the young leaves or stems. However, there is no suggestion of danger when comfrey root preparations are used externally or topically, though it's wise to avoid using comfrey root products on open or dirty wounds.

    Excerpts from The ABC Herbal

    One of the best of all tissue healing herbs is Comfrey. We have soaked injured areas in Comfrey tea, taken Comfrey internally and applied it in poultices with excellent results. It helps all kinds of tissues, muscles, bones, skin and membranes to heal more rapidly.


    Once when I had a sore foot I just made up a big tub of Comfrey tea and soaked my foot in Comfrey tea as hot as I could stand for about 20 minutes. This did the trick, the swelling and pain subsided and did not return. We also make Comfrey salve in our family to aid in healing minor abrasions, diaper rash, chapped lips and so forth.


    Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
    Comfrey has a strong history of being used as an external application by itself or in poultices for the mending of wounds and broken bones. Comfrey has been called the “bone knitter.”


    Another study by Daniel O. Noorlander using Comfrey on streptococcus agalactia and staphylococcal bacteria, showed that when Comfrey extract (tincture) was introduced topically to the bacteria, within 20 to 30 minutes the walls of the bacteria cells weakened and then burst, destroying the bacteria.

    Contact healer (relieves pain and starts healing on contact).
    Cell proliferant (helps grow new flesh and bone.) Accelerates the healing process. The cell proliferant and active ingredient in Comfrey is called Allantoin.
    Helps with pain, repairs and heals, excellent for wounds, burns, cuts and abrasions and broken bones, high in calcium.
    Reduces the inflammation of pulled tendons.
    Extract (tincture) used topically for acne and athletes foot.
    Used for female problems. Comfrey tea and extract has been used as a douche for yeast infections. Poultices applied to sore and caked breasts, helps the tenderness leave very quickly.
    High in calcium and vitamin C. Contains carotene (vitamin A), B12, and chlorophyll.
    When Comfrey extract was applied to mosquito bites, the itching stopped immediately and the swelling went down.
    Has been used in the following:

    •Acne       •Allergies      •Arthritis       •Athlete’s foot      •Baths for sores     

     •Bed sores      •Bowels, ulcerated       •Boils       •Bronchitis       •Bruises      •Burns       •Bursitis      •Cold sores         •Congestion      •Coughs       •Digestion      •Douches      •Emphysema     

    •Female problems       •Fomenations      •Fractures       •Gangrene      •Gout       •Hay fever      •Herpes
     •Infections      •Insect bites, stings       •Itching      •Lungs       •Mouthwash      •Mucous membranes       •Pain        •Poultice       •Skin      •Sores       •Swellings      

    •Vaginal douche       •Wounds      •Yeast infection
     

    Case History

    D. cut himself on the finger with an aluminum can lid. The wound was very deep, almost to the bone. He applied fresh Comfrey poultices to the wound daily. The wound healed completely in 2-3 days.

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    Well known in ancient times, Culpeper says of this wonderful healer, “The great Comfrey helps those that spit blood, or make a bloody urine. The root boiled in water or wine, and the decoction drank, helps all inward hurts, bruises, wounds, and ulcers of the lungs, and causes the phlegm that oppresses them to be readily spit forth. It is said to be so powerful to knit together (wounds and broken bones), that if the root be boiled with dissevered pieces of flesh in a pot, it will join them together again.” Priest & Priest tell us that it is a soothing demulcent, gently stimulating to the mucous membranes, allay irritation and encourages cell growth. It increases expectoration and tones the bronchi, especially suitable for conditions involving capillary hemorrhage or excessive mucous. They give the following specific indications: coughs and colds, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastro-intestinal inflammation, congealed or stagnant blood, pruritus ani, chronic suppurative ulcerations, bruised and damaged joints, damaged muscles or pulled tendons, delayed union of fractures, and traumatic injury to the eye. Ellingwood recommends it from bronchial irritation, pneumonia, inflammation of the stomach, and as being useful in all hurts and bruises both internal and external.

    Indicated Usages: Internal

    •Arthritis     •Asthma     •Blood purifier       •Broken bones      •Bronchitis       •Cough, pertussis      •Diarrhea, dysentery     •Emphysema      •Gall bladder       •Hemorrhage      •Inflamed kidneys       •Inflammation       •Irritable bowel, Colitis      •Osteoporosis, Calcium deficiency
     

    Indicated Usages: External

    •Boils, old sores       •Bruises      •Burns, scalds       •Diaper rash      •Eczema, psoriasis       •Sprains



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    Corn silk relieves a wide range of conditions characterized by urinary inflammation. It is especially useful in treating inflammation caused by bacterial infection. A complex polysaccharide in the silk activates macrophages (white blood cells) to engulf and dissolve infectious microorganisms. The volatile oils neutralize fungi and yeast. Corn silk is both diuretic and kaliuretic, that is, it encourages retention of sodium and excretion of potassium. Not everyone benefits from excretion of potassium, but people with chronic fatigue, adrenal burnout, and generally "cold" symptoms may.  Precautions:  Do not use corn silk if you also take Lasix (furosemide).


    Introduction: Zea mays is the botanical name for corn. Zea comes from Greek, meaning "to live." Mays comes from Spanish ma?z, or maize, the same word as a term in a native Mexican language meaning "mother," or "mother of life." Corn silks are the silky tassels running the length of an ear of corn. They serve as styles or tubes for collecting the pollen that fertilizes each seed. Corn silk is not considered a food, but it has a long history in herbal medicine as a treatment for urinary complains.     Constituents: 1,8-cineole, alpha-terpineol, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, geraniol, hordenine, limonene, menthol, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thymol, vitamin C, and vitexin. Corn silk contains many of the phytochemicals found in barley greens, the thymol found in thyme, and also the menthol found in mint. It may or may not contain vitamin K, depending on the growing conditions and how it is stored.     Parts Used: Dried silk, whole or powdered.       Typical Preparations: Usually taken as a tea, but can be used as an encapsulated powder or mixed with corn oil for application to the skin. May be administered as a capsule or extract.

     

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    (also called Dog Grass) 

    Dog grass is demulcent, meaning it soothes inflammations of mucosal linings, especially in the urinary tract. It is used in treatment of cystitis, prostatitis, and urethritis, and also to relieve pain of enlarged prostate and kidney stonesPrecautions:
    Dog grass is toxic to birds. It may also lower blood sugars in people. The August 2005 edition of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a study noting a potent blood sugar lowering effect of this herb in rats. Dog grass does not stimulate the release of insulin, but it appears to make cells much more sensitive to insulin, at least in the laboratory. Make sure you monitor your blood sugars if you are diabetic and take this herb. Prolonged use may cause low potassium levels in the body. Preliminary toxicological data is limited, so it may not be safe to consume if pregnant or breastfeeding.




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    Cramp bark, as its name suggests, is used to treat cramps and spasms of all types. The bark is antispasmodic, astringent, and sedative, especially in the uterus. As a muscle relaxant it also relaxes the intestines, and skeletal muscles. Cramp bark has been traditionally used by Native American and pioneer women to relieve menstrual cramps and spasms after childbirth and to prevent miscarriage. The herb is also popularly used in combinations as a nerve sedative and anti-spasmodic in asthma and hysteria.  Precautions:  Cramp bark is essentially nontoxic, although taking large quantities of the fruit or leaf can cause diarrhea. Some reports have shown that people with sensitivity to aspirin may also have a sensitivity to cramp bark, so caution should be exercised.

    Parts Used

    Dried bark of the large 15' deciduous shrub, harvested in the autumn before leaves change color, or in the spring before leaves open. The leaves and fruit are used in laxatives.    Typical PreparationsTeas or tinctures. In rare instances, used as a ground herb administered in capsules. Often combined with corydalis and/or valerian for pain.


    Benefits (from another source)

    Cumin is a good source of Iron, Manganese, and other vitamins and minerals. Some research shows that cumin can stimulate the production of pancreatic enzymes and help digestion. One study found that cumin was protective against memory loss and the damaging effects of stress on the body.

    Another study evaluated the antioxidant content of Cumin and found it more effective than other common antioxidants including Vitamin C.  Due to it’s high antioxidant content, some lab research has even found that it might have a role in fighting cancer.

    Yet another study found Cumin effective in increasing insulin sensitivity, thus beneficial for diabetics. Still more research found anti-asthmatic properties in Cumin since it works as a brochiodiator and can help asthmatic patients.

    Mark’s Daily Apple posted a great article detailing the health benefits of Cumin. From this article:

    • In diabetic rats, cumin extract was more effective at reducing blood glucose and AGE production than glibenclamide, an anti-diabetic drug.
    • Cumin’s anti-glycation properties proved useful in another study, in which diabetic rats were able to stave off cataracts after oral dosing with cumin powder.
    • Another study found that cumin extract reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, and pancreatic inflammatory markers in diabetic rats. It also prevented excessive weight loss. Again, it beat out glibenclamide.
    • Oral doses (25, 50, 100, 200 mg/kg) of cumin on consecutive days improved the immune response of mice with compromised immune systems due to restraint-induced stress. These effects were marked by a reduction in elevated cortisol and adrenal gland size, an increase in the weight of the thymus and spleen, and replenishment of depleted T cells. There was a dose dependent response, but all doses had beneficial effects.
    • An extract of cumin had anti-osteoporotic effects on rats, similar to estradiol, but without the associated weight gain. Cumin-dosed (orally, 1 mg/kg) osteoporotic rats had increased bone density and improved bone microarchitecture.
    • Cumin protected the livers of rats from ethanol- and rancid sunflower oil-induced toxicity.
    • One study even seems to suggest a role for cumin in weaning addicts off of opiates – here – by reducing tolerance (yeah, it could increase the subjective high, but it would mean less product was required) and dependence.

    Pretty impressive benefits for an herb found in spice packets at the grocery store! If you don’t already use Cumin in your cooking, there are many ways to use it!


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    Pungent, sharp, and slightly sweet, the brownish powder of this herb is an essential ingredient in Mexican and Indian cuisine.”

    It has been used in herbal medicine: “In traditional herbal medicine, cumin is used as a diuretic and to treat stomach upset and flatulence. It is thought to promote a healthy digestive system. Cumin stimulates menstruation, and also can be added to gargles to treat laryngitis. Poultices of cumin are used to treat swellings of the breasts or testicles.

    Health benefits of Cumin

    This spice is an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Being a good source of Iron, Manganese, and other vitamins and minerals some research shows that cumin can stimulate the production of pancreatic enzymes and help digestion. One study found that cumin was protective against memory loss and the damaging effects of stress on the body. Another study evaluated the antioxidant content of Cumin and found it more effective than other common antioxidants including Vitamin C.  Due to it’s high antioxidant content, some lab research has even found that it might have a role in fighting cancer.  

    Cumin seeds contain numerous phyto-chemicals that are known to have antioxidant, carminative and anti-flatulent properties, and the seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber.  

    Its seeds contain certain health-benefiting essential oils such as cuminaldehyde (4-isopropylbenzaldehyde), pyrazines, 2-methoxy-3-sec-butylpyrazine, 2-ethoxy-3-isopropylpyrazine, and 2-methoxy-3-methylpyrazine.    

    The active principles in the cumin may improve gut motility and help in digestion by augmenting gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions.

    • The spice also contains very good amounts of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, and other vital anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin C. The seeds are also rich source of many flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein. Another study found Cumin effective in increasing insulin sensitivity, thus beneficial for diabetics. Still more research found anti-asthmatic properties in Cumin since it works as a brochiodiator and can help asthmatic patients. Another study found Cumin effective in increasing insulin sensitivity, thus beneficial for diabetics. Still more research found anti-asthmatic properties in Cumin since it works as a brochiodiator and can help asthmatic patients.  

    • In diabetic rats, cumin extract was more effective at reducing blood glucose and AGE production than glibenclamide, an anti-diabetic drug.

    • Cumin’s anti-glycation properties proved useful in another study, in which diabetic rats were able to stave off cataracts after oral dosing with cumin powder.

    • Another study found that cumin extract reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, and pancreatic inflammatory markers in diabetic rats. It also prevented excessive weight loss. Again, it beat out glibenclamide.

    • Oral doses (25, 50, 100, 200 mg/kg) of cumin on consecutive days improved the immune response of mice with compromised immune systems due to restraint-induced stress. These effects were marked by a reduction in elevated cortisol and adrenal gland size, an increase in the weight of the thymus and spleen, and replenishment of depleted T cells. There was a dose dependent response, but all doses had beneficial effects.

    • An extract of cumin had anti-osteoporotic effects on rats, similar to estradiol, but without the associated weight gain. Cumin-dosed (orally, 1 mg/kg) osteoporotic rats had increased bone density and improved bone microarchitecture.

      Cumin protected the livers of rats from ethanol- and rancid sunflower oil-induced toxicity.

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            BENEFITS:   

  • Frigidity
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Infertility   
  • Menopause-Related Problems
  • Prolapse of the Uterus
  • Prostate Cancer

  • Damiana is a popular aphrodisiac for men AND women.. The alkaloids contained within damiana stimulate blood flow to the genital area thereby increasing sensitivity; some even people report feelings of euphoria. It has also been traditionally used by numerous people for the purpose of enhancing orgasms in women, and for asthma, depression, digestive problems, and menstrual disorders. Two US patents list damiana as an ingredient in a "thermogenic" diet aid designed to increase metabolic rate.

    Menopause often heralds a decreased interest in sex and an aphrodisiac can sometimes be useful.

    Damiana or Turnera Diffusa is native to Mexico and the Southwestern United States and is a major remedy and aphrodisiac in Mexican medical folklore.

    Damiana has been used for the treatment of impotence, sterility, menopause, diabetes, kidney disease, bladder infections, asthma, bronchitis, chronic fatigue and anxiety.

    It's popularity as a sex herb and aphrodisiac is huge and growing.

    Damiana has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac primarily for women.

    Damiana helps when there has been a loss of vitality in the sexual organs by providing needed oxygen to the genital area and thus acts as a sexual rejuvenator and aphrodisiac.

    The most commonly used part of the plant are the leaves although some preparations also contain the stem.

    Damiana is widely available in health food stores as tablets, extract or tea.
    It is generally suggested that you discontinue usage after two months if no positive results are noted.
    Many herbs take at least 4-6 weeks to be of any benefit, so 2 months should be enough to see whether you feel any benefits or not.

    There is some information that indicates that Damiana may interfere with iron absorption, although iron is not usually a problem once menopause is reached.
    So you must monitor iron levels if you are using damiana for longer periods.

    Precautions: Teas of damiana may lower blood sugars, but tinctures do not. It should be avoided in pregnancy.

    Typical PreparationsMay be blended with other herbs as a tea blend, as the taste of it alone is rather bitter. It may also be compounded into an elixer, as a capsule and in extract form.



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    Uses of Dandelion Leaf Tea for Curing Hepatitis

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    Dandelion Roots vs Leaf

    Supports healthy digestion

     Equivalent dose to 500mg crude herb

     Natural source of protein

     Stimulates liver to detoxify poisons

     Promotes healthy circulation, strengthens weak arteries, cleanses skin blemishes and restores the gastric balance

    The UMMC site says that traditionally, both the roots and the leaves of the dandelion were used to treat liver problems. But these days, the roots are more commonly used to aid digestion, increase the appetite and improve the functions of the gall bladder and the liver.

    The dandelion’s leaves are most commonly used as a natural diuretic to help the body get rid of excess water from bloating or swelling.

    The U.S. National Library of Medicine (USNLM) site also indicates that dandelion is used to treat these conditions: cancer, colitis, diabetes and hepatitis B. However, it also warns that not enough clinical study has been done to prove dandelion’s effectiveness for treating these conditions.


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    DANDELION LEAF & ROOT

    Dandelion is a mild chloretic, that is, an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats. The release of bile is laxative, and accelerates the breakdown of various steroid hormones, causing an indirect, favorable effect on eczema and other skin conditions.

    Dandelion leaf, like dandelion root, also is one of the best herbal diuretics. It stimulates urination but also replaces the potassium lost to the increased volume of urine

    Precautions:  Use with caution if you have gallstones

     

    Typical Preparations:  Typically used as tea or tincture, can be used with dandelion root. Sometimes encapsulated. The fresh greens of Dandelion are great in salads, and the dried leaf makes a comparable alternative.

    Chopped dandelion root rather than dandelion root powder is most often used to make teas combining dandelion and other herbs. Dandelion root powder is used when diuretic effect is emphasized. Chopped dandelion root can be combined with myrrh to make a poultice for boils and abscesses, with honeysuckle flowers to make a tea to be drunk to treat boils and abscesses, with skullcap and/or chrysanthemum flowers to make a tea to be drunk to treat sore eyes, or with heal-all to treat hard phlegm in bronchitis. Can also be administered in capsule or extract form for convenience.


    Intrduction:  

    The common dandelion, enemy of well-kept lawns, is an exceptionally nutritious food. Its leaves and root contain substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon.  In almost every herbal healing tradition, the root of the dandelion has been used for the treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder problems. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the roots of various species of dandelions are also used as "herbs that cool the blood." The folklore attributed to dandelions is wide and varied.


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    A traditional herbal tonic        Eases inflammation

    Helps relieve pain from arthritis and injury

    Devil's claw has been traditionally used to offer slow but sure relief of joint pain caused by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has also been shown to relieve muscle pain and enhance mobility for people with either arthritis or muscle injuries. Scientists don't know exactly how devil's claw works at this time, other than that it is not a COX-2 inhibitor like Celebrex or Vioxx, and therefore is not potentially injurious to the heart. Tests done in both Germany and France have shown the herb to have anti-inflammatory properties, but its effectiveness in herbal practice is disputed despite a lengthy history of use. It does have a German E commission monograph.  Precautions:  Safety during pregnancy has not been established. Not recommended for those who suffer from stomach inflammation, ulcers, or digestive disorders.

     

          

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    Major Benefits of Dong Quai cont'd:


    The Muscles   - This herb possesses qualities that help relax and restore joints and muscle. It is good as an anti-rheumatic agent. It is able to go through the tissue to lessen inflammation, eliminate toxins, alleviate pain as well as motivate circulation to avoid stress in the region causing discomfort.    5.  Nervous Tension   - The chinese herb Dong Quai is rich in essential nutrients such as B12, Vitamin E and magnesium. These nutrients help to normalize the nervous system and alleviate pressure put upon it. It functions to fight stress and anxiety and relaxes the body.  6.  Body Resistance   - The herb is famous for combating bacterial infection. It has natural antioxidants Vitamin E and trace element selenium which boost the immune system to fight diseases and infection.    7.  Digestion   - It combats stomach pains, alleviates bloating and relaxes the entire digestive tract.

    Other things to consider if using Dong Quai  as an Abortifacient

    Dong quai cause strong muscular rhythmic contractions of the womb which encourages it to expel its contents. It works well with vitamin C.

    Dong quai side effects

    Haemorrhage, nausea, dizziness, strong unterine or abdominal cramping

    Don’t use dong quai if:

    You bleed heavily during a normal menstrual period

    Your blood does not clot easily

    You take blood thinning agents like aspirin or other pharmaceutics - clotting may be impaired and haemorrhage may result.

    You are experiencing abdominal congestion and bloating

    You have endometriosis or fibroids

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     Maintains normal reproductive functioning    Helps regulate menstrual flow

    Fights fatigue, mild anemia & high blood pressure    Benefit to entire female hormonal system

  • Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy-Related Problems
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Menopause-Related Problems
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Stress
  • Dong Quai Herbal Tea - Better Sexual Health to Women

    Chinese herb Dong Quai is considered as a vital female herb that is good for not only sexual health and general health as well and has been in use for so many years now. The best way to consume dong quai to aid your health is by drinking dong quai tea. Below are the numerous benefits of this wonderful herb.

    Nutritional Components

    Dong Quai holds countless nutrients and it is known to have great concentration of Vitamin A, Vitamins B-complex, B3, B12, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is also rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, resin, selenium, silicon and tannins. If you drink Dong Quai tea, you gain all of these benifits.  When it comes to peak sexual health, women need to have the proper hormonal balance and blood circulation around the genital area. Anxiety, fatigue and mental stress can cause sexual cravings or desires to plunge.

    It’s only in the recent years that the significance of estrogen to women’s sex desire has been tested. A woman with low levels of estrogen tends to have a lack of arousal, desire and other issues that may result in painful intercourse. In order for a woman to maintain a healthy sex life, it has been established that the levels of estrogen must be balance.   When people get aroused their heart beats quicker and blood is pushed through the genitals. Consuming Dong Quai herbal tea can assists in such activities.

    Combining Dong Quai with other Chinese Herbs

    There are a lot of herbal remedies in traditional chinese medicine to treat ailments, Dong Quai being one of them. One herb healing each ailment can also be impossible. Although Dong Quai is an exceptional herb in promoting better sexual health, it can give greater results when combined with other Chinese herbs such as damiana and horny goat weed. If you want best results, you should drink Dong Quai tea though you can find it in other forms like pills and supplement powder.  http://hubpages.com/hub/Dong-Quai-Tea  In herbal medicine, the primary use of dong quai is as a uterine tonic, reducing menstrual pain and reducing disagreeable symptoms of menopause. Dong quai does not stimulate the production of estrogen. The herb is used in tonics for both sexes to relieve pain caused by neuralgia, poor circulation, and arthritis.   Precautions:  Avoid when there is diarrhea with flatuence. Not to be used while pregnant, breast feeding, or if you are on blood thinning medications.   


    Major Benefits of Dong Quai:     Below are the major benefits of Dong Quai Chinese herbs:   1.  Blood Tonic   - Dong Quai is frequently identified as a blood tonic. It functions by stimulating, harmonizing and strengthening the blood and facilitating it to surge to all the body’s extremities. Some indications that can be linked with blood deficit are discomfort or pain in the abdomen, menstrual disorder, blurred vision, palpitations, pallid skin and tinnitus. Strong vigorous blood flow is the secret to improve libido.   .2.  Fighting against menopause and PMS   -  Chinese herbs like Dong Quai have calcium and zinc that are normally scarce in women afflicted with PMS. Also, the herb helps to control hormonal balance. Dong Quai is a herb used in traditional chinese medicine. It helps lessen the symptoms of PMS and menopause and helps with menstrual pains. Dong Quai also balances the activity of estrogen inside the body. To be brief, it works as an overall tonic for the entire reproductive system in women.    3.  The Liver   - It functions to remover toxins from the liver. Also, it encourages vigorous function inside the organ itself. You may also want to consider using Cordyceps.   

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