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 JUNIPER BERRIES WHOLE    
JUNIPER BERRIES POWDER  

Today, the best known use of juniper berries is the main flavoring agent in Gin. Juniper berries are a mild diuretic that stimulate urination without causing loss of electrolytes. Added to food, juniper berries prevent gas and heartburn. Historically, they have been used to treat bladder and kidney infections.  Native Americans of the northeast used it to relieve infection and ease the pain of arthritisan Egyptian papyrus from 1500 B.C.E. that tells of its use in treating tapeworms. The Romans used it for all types of stomach ailments  PrecautionsIf you have been using juniper berry tea for several weeks and you urine smells like violets, you have been using the herb too long. Continued overdose can cause renal irritation and blood in the urine, so only use in moderation. Since juniper berries can stimulate uterine contractions, avoid use during pregnancy. They should not be used by anyone who has inflammation of the kidneys.      Parts Used:  The berries, whole, ground, or rubbed through a sieve. To prevent loss of essential oil, juniper berries should not be ground, crushed, or rubbed until just before use. The herb is frequently combined with birch leaf, horsetail, parsley "seed," or restharrow in herbal diuretic teas.      Constituents:  Primarily sugars, but also pinene, limonene, tannins, and antioxidant flavonoids.     Typical Preparations:  May be taken as a tea, extract or capsule, and may be liberally sprinkled on food or added to drinks and smoothies. 


KAVA KAVA ROOT  C/S  wc             
KAVA KAVA ROOT POWDER  wc  


  Natural Stress Relief     Used for over 3000 years for stress busting benefits      Also helps with anxiety and hyperactivity

Kava Kava Root and Powder Profile   Also known as Piper methysticum and Awa

Tom Harrison, in his book "Savage Civilization" (1937) said that "You cannot hate with kava in you", and whether that is true or not, Pacific Islanders have for centuries used Kava to calm nerves, and help with relaxation. It can be highly sedative and has been known to numb certain body parts of the body. Typically safe in controlled amounts and it makes a fine evening drink with no documented or substantiated side effects. It is considered safe by the German E Commission.   Precautions:  Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Not recommended to be used by those under the age of 18 or those with a pre-existing liver condition. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Introduction
Kava Kava is a traditional herb of the Pacific Islands that has a fascinating and somewhat mysterious history going back over 3000 years. There are many folk tales about the origin of kava kava, but most rely on a central theme that involves the first plant growing on the grave of someone who had been sacrificed. Drinking the traditional kava drink is thought to symbolically turn the drinker into a sacrificial victim. Kava Kava has traditionally been used and continues to flourish as a ceremonial beverage. We recall stories of Polynesian islanders sitting around in "Kava Rooms" literally becoming drunk and intoxicated with so much Kava that they fell into a stupor. Due to the lack of written records in the Pacific Islands, historians have postulated that this ceremony may have originated somewhere on the Asian sub-continent, perhaps even with the Chinese tea ceremony. New research points to Melanesia as the point of origin, maybe New Guinea or the Solomon Islands. It was first encountered by Europeans in the 18th century during the voyage of Captain Cook, who first recorded the process and ceremony in detail. According to Cooks account, the root was chewed and then pounded into mulch, which was then mixed with water to produce a brownish bitter beverage that was consumed for its psychoactive properties. Kava Kava is still used quite frequently today in the Pacific Islands during social gatherings, as well as recreationally.

Constituents
Kava lactones, kawahin, yanoginin, methysticin, glycosides

Parts Used
Whole roots, with the smaller rootlets that tendril from the main shaft being higher in active compounds. Powdered root is its main form for consumption to date. The typical cultivars which constitute the Kava Kava offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are Borugu, Plarasul, and Melo Melo.

Typical Preparations
Pulverized or powdered root to make a milky drink, liquid herbal extract, capsule, or cut root added to decoction tea.


For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


KELP (Atlantic) POWDER   CO          

KELP (Atlantic) POWDER      


Daily serving size: 1/8 tsp.

Japanese studies have shown that the high Iodine value in Kelp assists with healthy thyroid function and these results have been overwhelmingly supportive in it being an effective treatment for hypothyroidism. Preliminary tests are showing that it may be effective in the supplemental treatment of tumors, however to date these reports have not been validated.

Precautions:  Don't use on a daily basis for more than 2 weeks at a time, taking a 2 week break before using again. This will prevent you from overdosing iodine with potential imbalance in thyroid function. For periodic use only and not to be taken for extended periods of time. Not to be used while pregnant.

Also known as:  Laminaria digitata and Ascophyllum nodosum, Sea vegetable, Sea-Weed, Sea Frond and Atlantic Seaweed.      Introduction:  Kelp is an underwater plant with a majestic form, deep green color and a high nutritional yield. Commonly referred to as "seaweed" this botanical beauty is not from the common "seaweed" but rather a different classification of plant entirely. Care and importance should be taken when consuming kelp and one should know its origin. Many of the world's oceans are suffering from pollution, so it is best to use a Kelp product from clean, pristine and protected ocean. Hawaii, Iceland, Canada, and the North West United States are all choice locations for quality Kelp products. Kelp is a great source of nutrients and can be added easily to any diet from both the digitata and nodosum varieties.      Constituents:  Iodine, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B1, B2, B12 and polysaccharides      Parts Used:  Powdered or granulated whole kelp plant, which has been sun dried, cleaned and processed.      Typical Preparations:  Powdered kelp can be easily included in practically every dish. You may sprinkle it on entrees, soups, salads, and it makes a marvelous drink in the form of a "green smoothie". Also adds well in teas and in iced drinks. Encapsulated kelp is also available as well as the liquid extract from the fresh plant.


KUDZU ROOT POWDER      


 Liver tonic    High Blood Pressure & cardiovascular issues

 Reduces cravings for alcohol, helps prevent hangovers     Prostate cancer 

Source of isoflavones     Migraines    Cold sores, herpes & SHINGLES


Naturopathic physicians report an astonishing range of applications for kudzu. In combination with vitamin B therapy, kudzu has been used to treat deafness caused by exposure to loud sounds. There are numerous reports in the Chinese medical literature of the successful use of kudzu in treating the symptoms of high blood pressure such as headache and dizziness (although kudzu has little or no effect on blood pressure itself). Positive cardiovascular effects have been noted in several studies including the dilation of coronary and cerebral vessels, and the increase of coronary and cerebral blood flow. Recent clinical uses have included treatments for hypertension, angina, pectoris, and migraine headaches. Kudzu powder is also taken internally on a regular basis to prevent recurrences of colds sores, shingles, and genital herpes


Introduction: The pestiferous, creeping kudzu plant infesting the southeastern United States is an edible vegetable of Asian origin with a medicinal root used in healing for over 2000 years. It was first mentioned in China in the Shi Jing in the 5th century B.C.E. which listed it as a remedy for various conditions including cold and flu symptoms, fever, and headache. In the same plant family and beans and peas, kudzu was and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to "vent" pathogens and pathogenic influences: the tension in the neck muscles caused by nervous tension or occurring just prior to a cold, the "heat" in the stomach causing unusual thirst, the "toxins" manifesting as rashes and skin inflammation, or the improperly digested food that causes diarrhea.  Constituents: Ash, calcium, daidzein, daidzin, genistein (the same compound found in soy), riboflavin.  Parts Used:The washed and dried root. Usually found as a fine powder but dried root pieces work as well. 

Typical Preparations:  Added to teas. Combined with bupleurum and/or scutellaria (scute) for hives and skin rashes associated with nervous tension. Combined with dioscorea for diarrhea.

Combined with chrysanthemum flowers to make hangover cures. May also be taken as a capsule or extract although rare.

Precautions:  None.

LADY'S MANTLE HERB  C/S  CO 



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- Menstral issues, Menopause & diabetes.

The most common use of lady's mantle in ancient times was to treat sudden infections of the mouth and throat. Cuts, scrapes, and burns were bathed in warm teas of lady's mantle to prevent infection.

Lady's mantle tea has also been used to treat heavy menstruation, menstrual cramps, and disagreeable symptoms of menopause. Some modern herbalists recommend lady's mantle as a treatment for diabetes; it may help prevent circulatory problems in diabetics. It has also been used as a green dye for wool for centuries.    Precautions: None.

Introduction:  Lady's mantle is a perennial herb found in North America, Europe, and Asia. It has been referenced in many medicinal and magical circles since the middle ages. Its first appearance in a botanical tome was in Jerome Bock's "History of Plants" in 1532. Its scientific name Alchemilla is a derivative of the Arab work Alkemelych, or alchemy, so called for the plant's magical healing potency. Folklore concerning Lady's Mantle seems to focus on the dew that is gathered on the leaves at the center of its furrowed leaves, which is said to be a key ingredient in several alchemical formulas. The dew was also said to be collected and used as a beauty lotion. Lady's Mantle was first associated with the worship of the Earth Mother, but as Christianity spread, and like many pagan symbols before it, it was absorbed and eventually became associated with the Virgin Mary. Although its leaves bear a striking resemblance to cilantro, lady's mantle is in the rose family.

Constituents:  Tannins and flavonoids, chiefly quercetin.       Parts Used:  The above-ground parts of the plant, dried.

Typical Preparations:  Teas, extracts and seldom found encapsulated.



 LAVENDER FLOWERS WHOLE  Extra              

LAVENDER FLOWERS Powder Extra    

 

--Lavender has been thought for centuries to enflame passions as an aphrodisiac, and is still one of the most recognized scents in the world. The German Commission commended lavender for treating insomnia, nervous stomach, & anxiety. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia lists lavender as a treatment for flatulence, colic, and depressive headaches, and many modern herbal practitioners use the herb to treat migraines in menopause. In Spain, lavender is added to teas to treat diabetes and insulin resistance.  Precautions For best results, avoid heating the herb directly with boiling water, although a simmer is fine.  

How do I use it?
Lavender flowers (fresh or dried) emit a strong, aromatic, uplifting scent when crushed between the fingers. Crush a few of the flower buds by rolling them between your fingers and inhale the scent slowly and deeply. The combination of breathing deeply and inhaling the lavender scent is delightful and relaxing.

  • A relaxing, soothing tea can be made from the flowers. Just put one heaping tablespoon of the fresh or dried flowers in a tea pot, and pour boiling water into the pot. Infuse for about ten minutes. (Our French Tea Presses are perfect for brewing lavender tea)
  • Lavender essential oil or flower water can be applied like a perfume to the hair, neck, ears or other body parts. Smells delicious!
  • Add several drops of lavender oil or a generous handful of lavender flowers to your bath for a soothing soak.
  • For a soothingly scented sleep, drip a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow. Another option is to put the dried flowers in one of our culinary bags, tie and throw in your pillowcase. Or, dry your linens with a lavender dryer bag.
  • Pulverized lavender flowers can add a unique and delightful flavor to salads, custards, jams, jellies and cookies, especially sugar cookies. It is a culinary relative to mint, sage, marjoram and thyme and can be used in the same fashion as these herbs. Lavender is so versatile in the kitchen, that virtually any experimentation with it will yield favorable results. 
    Does it really work?

    Claims have long circulated about lavender's ability to prevent balding, control mild burns and acne, as well as treat gastrointestinal disorders. But lavender's impact on mood and cognition has garnered the most attention.

    To measure the effects of aromatherapy, researchers compared responses with two essential oils thought to have opposite effects on alertness: soothing lavender and invigorating rosemary. One University of Miami study followed brain activity with an EEG machine, finding that the group subjected to lavender aromatherapy did in fact show brainwaves suggesting drowsiness, while the group subjected to rosemary experienced increased alertness.

    What's more, everyone in the study reported a mood boost in response to the pleasant scents: The lavender group felt less depressed and the rosemary group had lower levels of anxiety. A similar study from the University of Northumbria in the United Kingdom replicated these mood results: the rosemary-treated group was more alert than the group exposed to lavender. But both groups were on the same side when it came to disposition: the lavender and rosemary groups reported significantly better moods than the subjects who weren't given any olfactory supplements.



LEMON BALM HERB  C/S            

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. 


 Aids relaxation      May help relieve gas      Help to promote sleep

Lemon Balm Leaf has many beneficial qualities and properties, including: anodyne, antibacterial, antihistamine, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, calmative, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, lactogogue, nervine, sedative, stomachic, sudorific.  It is useful for treating nervous disturbances of sleep and chronic gastrointestinal disorders, but its primary use today is in treating viral infections of the skin, especially herpes, both genital herpes and cold sores. Although it does not eliminate flare-ups, it relieves itching in hours and helps the lesions heal over in a few days. One scientifically controlled study followed 66 individuals who were just starting to develop a cold sore (oral herpes). Treatment with lemon balm cream produced significant benefits on the second day of the outbreak (usually the day symptoms are worst), reducing intensity of discomfort, number of blisters, and the size of the lesion.  Precautions: Make sure the product you are using is lemon balm, and not the less expensive citronella.



LEMON GRASS HERB C/S                      

LEMON GRASS HERB POWDER       


 As a medicinal herb, lemon grass is mildly diuretic and a stimulant tonic. The herb promotes digestion of fats, and in Ayurvedic medicine a preparation of lemon grass with pepper has been used for relief of menstrual troubles and nausea. The herb stimulates perspiration, cooling the body in summer and lowering fevers any time of year. Lemon grass is well known a mild insect repellent (citronella) and the essential oil is used in perfumery. A study in 1988 found significant antimicrobial activity in fighting several human pathogens such as E.coli and staphylococcus aureus. It has also been used externally for treatment of lice, ringworm, and scabiesPrecautions:  Take care to store lemon grass away from other foods and spices, as they make pick up its aroma. Soak dried whole lemon grass for two hours in warm water before using in cooking. It medicinal application in excessive doses should be avoided while pregnant..

Introduction
With its lemony scent and hint of rose aroma, lemon grass is an essential ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cooking. Lemon grass grows wild in Indonesia, Indochina, and tropical Australia, and has been cultivated in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka as a culinary herb and in India as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. It was considered by Paracelsus to be a cure-all and was his favorite and most revered herb. Traditional Chinese medicine has used it to relieve headaches and abdominal pain. Traditional Brazilian medicine makes great use of lemongrass as a sedative, an analgesic, and to relieve spasms and muscle cramps.

Constituents
The essential oil of lemon grass (0.2 to 0.5%, "West Indian lemon grass oil") consists mainly of citral. The herb also contains myrcene, nerol, limonene, linalool and beta-caryophyllene; the compounds make the essential oil subject to "curdling" when exposed to the air.

Parts Used
The lower portion of the stalk.

Typical Preparations
Universally used within tea blends for its flavor and aroma. Rarely seen in encapsulations or extracts, but equally as effective. Sliced fresh lemon grass, or ground powder (1 teaspoon of lemon grass powder equals one stalk of fresh lemongrass)



LEMON VERBENA LEAF C/S     


Lemon verbena is a plant. The leaves and the flowering tops are used to make medicine.

Lemon verbena is used for
digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea, and constipation. It is also used for agitation, joint pain, trouble sleeping (insomnia), asthma, colds, fever, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin conditions, and chills.

In foods and manufacturing, lemon verbena is used as an ingredient in herbal teas, as a fragrance in perfumes, and as an ingredient in
alcoholic beverages.

How does it work?

Lemon verbena contains a substance that might kill mites and bacteria.

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Anxiety.     Trouble sleeping (insomnia).     Asthma.     Colds.     Fever.
  • Gas.     Colic.     Diarrhea.     Indigestion.     Hemorrhoids.     Joint pain.
  • Varicose veins.     Skin conditions.      Constipation.     Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lemon verbena for these uses.

LEMON VERBENA Side Effects & Safety

Lemon verbena is safe for most people when consumed in amounts found in alcoholic beverages. It also seems to be safe when taken in appropriate amounts as a medicine. It can cause skin irritation (dermatitis) in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Kidney disease: Large amounts of lemon verbena may irritate the kidneys and make kidney disease worse. Avoid using large amounts if you have kidney problems.

LEMON VERBENA Dosing

The appropriate dose of lemon verbena 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 lemon verbena. 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.




LICORICE ROOT C/S                 
LICORICE ROOT POWDER  

Licorice is used for various digestive system complaints including stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic, and ongoing inflammation of the lining of the stomach (chronic gastritis).   Some people use licorice for sore throat, bronchitis, cough, and infections caused by bacteria or viruses.  Licorice is also used for osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, food poisoning, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

The most common use of licorice world-wide is to treat coughs and colds. Licorice is especially useful for treating coughs with sticky phlegm, or for treating colds that accompany stomach upset. There is a German E Commission Monograph for licorice that lists it use as helpful for catarrh of the upper respiratory, and for gastric ulcers. Chinese medicine also uses licorice to treat various forms of chronic fatigue. Gastric and duodenal ulcers and canker sores can be treated with the herb or with its common derivative, deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL). If you use DGL, however, you must remember to chew the capsules or they will not work. Saliva activates DGL For many centuries, Europeans, especially the English, have consumed large amounts of licorice water (tea) as they feel that it helps to purify the blood.    Precautions:  Don't use licorice if you have high blood pressure, and don't use licorice if you eat a meat and potatoes diet. Your body needs potassium from fruit and vegetables to compensate for the excretion of potassium stimulated by licorice. If you use steroids or an asthma inhaler, licorice will increase both the effectiveness of the drug and the severity of its side effects. Its long term use is not recommended, and it is not recommended for use by pregnant women. May cause stomach upset if taken in large quantities.

Introduction:  Licorice root is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs worldwide and is the single most used herb in Chinese medicine today. It was used by the Egyptians as a flavoring for a drink called Mai-sus, and large quantities were found in the tomb of King Tut for his trip into the afterlife. Pliny the Elder recommended it to clear the voice and alleviate thirst and hunger. Dioscides, when traveling with Alexander the Great, recommended that his troops carry and use licorice to help with stamina for long marches, as well as for thirst in areas of drought. In the Middle Ages it was taken to alleviate the negative effects of highly spicy food or overcooked food. It was also used for flavoring tobacco, and as a foaming agent in fire extinguishers and beer. In a recent survey of Western medical herbalists, licorice ranked as the 10th most important herb used in clinical practice. An astonishing number Chinese herbal formulas (over 5,000) use licorice to sweeten teas and to "harmonize" contrasting herbs. Its first documented use dates back the time of the great Chinese herbal master Zhang Zhong Zhing, about 190 AD, but it was certainly used for many centuries prior to this. In 1914 the Chicago Licorice Company began to sell Black Vines, the first in a very long line of licorice based modern candies.      Constituents:  Glycyrrhizin, complex immune-stimulant sugars.      Parts Used:  The root in dried form.      Typical Preparations:  Teas, tinctures, and in encapsulations. The whole sticks and slices may be chewed straight and are pleasant tasting.

 


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LINDEN LEAF & FLOWER C/S  wc             


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. 


 Native Americans of the First Nation used linden flowers for treating "sick headaches" and a nervous stomach. Modern herbalists prescribe linden flowers for these, plus as a treatment for sore throats and colitis.  Some historical evidence, as well as recent opinion, indicates that linden may be used to offset some of the symptoms of menopause, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The mucilage in the flowers coat mucous membranes to soothe inflammation and irritation. As a topical it has been used for light swelling, and therefore has been at times been used for puffy eyes. The German E Commission states that Linden can be used as a diaphoretic.  Mostly used as a Tea. Can be taken in both extract and capsule form.   Precautions:  Don't drink linden flower teas within 2 hours of taking any vitamin and mineral supplement, since the mucilages in the tea can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from the supplement.    Constituents:  About 1% antioxidant flavonoids including hyperoside, quercitrin, myricetin galactoside, kaempferol, kaempferol glycosides including astragalin and its 6-p-coumaric acid ester tiliroside), myricetin and quercetin glycosides. Linden flowers also contain approximately 10% mucilage largely comprised of arabino-galactans; proanthocyanidins; caffeic, chlorogenic and p-coumaric acids, eugenol, and geraniol.  




LOBELIA HERB C/S                
LOBELIA HERB POWDER         
Excellent for helping one STOP SMOKING, as well as for asthma & bronchial spasms.


These days, lobelia is most often used as part of a smoking cessation program. The combination of lobeline to reduce the craving for nicotine and the expectorant action of the tea make it a powerful aid for those who want to quit smoking. Lobelia is also an emetic, and one of the fastest knowing antispasmodics known. It can be given to help relax bronchial spasms during an asthma attack, and is often used by herbal practitioners as a catalyst to prepare the body to accept another active ingredient. Precautions Because of its similarity to nicotine, lobelia may be dangerous to susceptible populations, including children, pregnant women, and individuals with cardiac disease. Excessive use will cause nausea and vomiting. Not recommended for use by pregnant women. It is best administered by a practitioner qualified in its use.


LOBELIA MAY BE HELPFUL FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO QUIT SMOKING, BUT THERE ARE SOME RISK FACTORS YOU'LL WANT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION FIRST, AS THIS HERB MAY NOT BE FOR YOU!!   PLEASE Educate Yourself - click anywhere here to find out about these risks.

 

Lobelia Herb Profile  

Also known asLobelia inflate, Asthma Weed, Indian Tobacco, Pukeweed, Vomitwort

Lobelia herb is a yellowish green, with an irritating odor. The taste of the herb is very similar to that of tobacco, sharing almost identical burning and acrid qualities. Lobelia Herb Powder has a greenish color, even though the seeds are brown, and is available in the following forms: dried Lobelia herb and powder, Lobelia Herb Liquid Extract and tinctures.

Lobelia Herb is sometimes referred to as Indian tobacco. This herb has a long history of use in connection with respiratory ailments, from treating asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia, to harsh coughs. Actually, Lobelia herb was a common treatment prescribed by early North American doctors.

Lobeline, an active constituent of the Lobelia Herb is very similar to nicotine in its effect on the central nervous system. Lobeline acts as a relaxant while dilating the bronchioles, which may help to increase respiration.

Introduction:  Lobelia has a long history of therapeutic and ritual use. The native American plant was often smoked as a way to relieve asthma, and because a substance in the leaves, lobeline, is similar in effect to nicotine, the leaves are sometimes chewed to reduce cravings for tobacco. It is said to confer clarity of mind, and in more recent times has been smoked or drunk as tea by those seeking a legal 'high'. Lobelia has emetic and anti-spasmodic effects, which has led to it being used to treat asthma and food poisoning. It is a physical relaxant, and can serve as a nerve depressant, easing tension and panic.    Constituents:  lobeline (substance similar to nicotine)     Parts Used:  Aerial parts during the seeding stage      Typical Preparations: Lobelia is best used as a tea or in smoking blends. It may be smoked directly but can be nauseating for some folks. Seldom found in extract and capsule form.

LUNGWORT HERB C/S          


Lungwort is a plant. (Pulmonaria officinalis).   The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse lungwort with lungmoss. (Sticta Pulmonaria)


People take lungwort to treat breathing conditions,
stomach and intestinal ailments, and kidney and urinary tract problems. Lungwort is also used in cough medicines, to relieve fluid retention, and to treat lung diseases such as tuberculosis.

Some people apply lungwort directly to the
skin as a drying agent (astringent) and to treat wounds.

It is not known if lungwort is safe or what the potential side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

There is currently have no information for LUNGWORT Interactions.



MACA ROOT POWDER                        
 Regulates hormones in men & women + helps with Hot Flashes in Menopause Increases libido       Reduces Stress       Improves mental clarity   Functions as an adaptogen     Supports healthy energy levels, stamina & well-being

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Maca Dosage

So what is the correct maca dosage? That’s one of the most common questions we receive and a good one.

There are several things to understand that will help you make the most of taking Maca yourself. Here we break them down and give you our complete recommendations based on over 15 years of experience with Maca.

7 Things To Understand About Correct Maca Powder Dosage

Maca is a food – To begin with, it’s important to understand that pure maca powder, whether gelatinized or raw is a food. It comes from a turnip like root high in the Andes mountains and has been eaten for thousands of years by people and animals indigenous to the area. Maca is unlike other foods, though, in that it is a true nutritional powerhouse and an adaptogen. 

  1. You can’t overdose, but… – In our experience it’s pretty much impossible to take too much Maca. (Since it’s a food and not a drug, herb or supplement). That said, some people report increased heart rate and nervous energy when they take too much. That’s why you should start with a conservative amount and work your way up slowly.
  2. You must consider your body weight - When you’re starting with Maca, you need to consider how much you weigh as an important factor in determining your dosage. The dosage levels we recommend below are for people who weigh 160 pounds (75 KG). Bigger people can generally take more. Smaller people should start with a smaller amount.
  3. You should also consider your overall health and age – After factoring in your weight, also reflect on your overall level of health and your age. A 30 year old athlete can start taking a higher Maca dosage than a 75 year old retiree. The younger and healthier you are the more you can start with.
  4. Maca affects different people differently – Even factoring in age, health and body weight, it’s important to remember that Maca has different effects on different people. No two bodies are exactly alike and since Maca is an adaptogen it will act in your body to support what your body needs to balance – especially in terms of your hormonal system.
  5. You can adjust quantities as needed – One thing that we do often here is to adjust the amount of Maca we take depending on how much extra energy we want, or how far we have come along in our health goals. Sometimes we’ll even stop taking Maca for a few days, when we feel like a break – more on that in a minute.
  6. Therapeutic Maca dosage is different than general health dosage – One final consideration is that recommended dosages of Maca for therapeutic purposes are generally higher than for general health. For example if you are taking Maca specifically to help with fertility, you will want to boost your intake over time..

Our General Maca Dosage Recommendations - Powder + Capsules

These dosage levels are based on a 40 year old with generally good health and weighing 160 lbs. If you weigh more or less adjust the dosage accordingly.  Note:  1 measuring teaspoon of Maca powder weighs 3 grams.

Raw Organic Maca – all colors including Red Maca, Black Maca and Cream Maca

Daily Recommendations – 3-9 grams (1-3 teaspoons) or 4-12 capsules.


Also known as  Lepidium mayenil      Often called "Peruvian Ginseng", Maca is a unique root tuber with usage dating back to the mid 15th century. Natives of this area ate it raw, cooked or boiled and it became a staple in their everyday diet.  Most of the communities diet was dependant on wild gathered material, hence the Maca was incorporated into their daily food consumption. It resembles a radish and is actually a close relative as well. The growing conditions are very specific and it will only thrive in the glaciated slopes of the Andes with a prime elevation of 12,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level. Currently the country of Peru is heavily subsidizing and studying the benefits of this root and several reports from educational and scientific institutions have showed significant (120-200%) increases in sexual endurance, physical stamina, adaptability to stressful situations and an increase in both the number and activity of spermatazoids (sperm). While this information has not been thoroughly reviewed or studied much outside of Peru, the users' testimonies for the last several years are notable.

Constituents   High in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), sterols (6 found), up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids.    Parts Used   The whole powdered or sliced root in either raw or roasted form.  

Typical Preparations   The whole root can be eaten raw, sliced, cooked, boiled or baked. Currently Western users utilize it in the form of a medicinal drink made from the powder or, taken in the form of capsules, and as a liquid extract. It can be easily and safely sprinkled in culinary dishes.

Summary   Not much research has been carried out for this particular botanical out of its native country Peru, but several distinguished journals and scientists worldwide have supported what the Peruvian researchers have done and the preliminary studies they published.  Maca root is being effectively administered to both men and women to help increase libido, men's sperm activity, and to assist both sexes with issues regarding their physical endurance and threshold.  Most Maca roots are being wildharvested and we foresee grave danger for the safety and sustainability of this botanical. Trial cultivation plots are under way; attempting to address the situation. With any luck we will see an increase of imported Maca from this source. As with all potentially endangered plants, consume consciously.  Precautions: To date no record of any contraindications, adverse effects, or toxicity have been found.

[from another website: Maca [Glandular]. Statistical reports suggest that 1 in 3 men in the United States between the ages of 18 and 59 years experience dissatisfaction with some aspects of sexual function. Women express equal dissatisfaction. Prescription drugs have been an answer to some sexual problems, but often they have side effects.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii), a tuber that is a member of the radish family that grows in the Andean mountains of South America, may provide a natural means for improving sexual desire and performance. It may also support physical and mental strength in both males and females. Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca may help enhance physical energy and endurance, promote mental clarity and concentration, and boost work capacity. As an adaptogen, it helps restore stamina and buffer the effects of stress.
Animal studies show that maca supports improvement in male subjects with erectile dysfunction. It also contains several flavones and flavonoid glycosides, which may support the balance of female reproductive hormones.]

BENEFITS:

Abscesses (topical), antidote to poisons, aphrodisiac, arthritis, bee stings, boils (topical), bronchitis, bruises (topical), burns (topical), cancer, colitis, congestion, constipation, cough, Crohn's disease, cystitis, diarrhea, diuretic, diverticulitis, duodenal ulcer, emollient, enteritis, expectorant, gastroenteritis, gum health, immunostimulant, impotence, indigestion, inflammation (small intestine), insect bites, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney stones, laxative, minor wounds, mouthwash, mucilage, muscular pain, pap smear (abnormal), peptic ulcer disease, polyuria, skin ulcers (topical), soothing agent, sore throat, sprains, toothache, ulcerative colitis, urethritis, urinary tract infection, urinary tract irritation, varicose ulcers (topical), vomiting, whitening agent, whooping cough, wound healing.



MARSHMALLOW ROOT  C/S  (Althea)      
MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER              

 Protects and soothes intestinal lining      Demulcent properties Helpful for ulcers, IBS, bladder infections and more 

While Marshmallow root relieves irritation by coating inflamed surfaces. Its primary use in modern herbal medicine is to relieve sore throat, but it also relieves perianal inflammation (when taken orally) caused by severe diarrhea.  Marshmallow leaf coats better than marshmallow root, but marshmallow root has greater antibacterial and anti-allergy effects.

Precautions: Marshmallow root is completely non-toxic, but its mucilage can interfere with the absorption of other medicines if taken at the same time. The asparagine in the root can cause a mild odor in the urine, but has no other physiological effect. 











MATCHA GREEN TEA ORGANIC                  

 

GREEN MATCHA TEA  ORGANIC   - Our matcha is 100% certified organic and is guaranteed to have no color added. Our matcha is produced from early spring buds and top young leaves of tea plants. On the plantation, our matcha is grown in partial sunlight in covered tea fields shaded from the sun for about one month before being picked. resulting in a brighter green color and stronger taste. After harvest it is kept in a temperature-controlled cool room and is shipped to our warehouse immediately after it is ground. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and is perfect for making matcha lattes, frappes, smoothies etc. Its growing and production are certified organic by Imo (a Switzerland certifier). 

  The processed leaves are ground into a fine powder. Matcha has a desirable sweetness not found in any other tea and is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. 100% pure green tea.  Matcha is a fine Chinese classical green tea powder used in China since at least the Song Dynasty (960-1234).  It is now used in tea ceremonies in Japan.  The advantage of drinking or eating Matcha is that it gives 100% of the health benefits of green tea because you eat the whole leaves instead of drinking an infusion of tea.

Matcha powdered Green Tea is praised for being rich in naturally occurring catechins including EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), which are believed to help protect against cancer, help prevent cardiovascular disease and help reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood. Since you are actually ingesting the whole Green Tea leaf when drinking Matcha and using the powder in your smoothies, baking etc, you are receiving more health benefits, in fact approximately 10X more than an infusion of Green Tea leaves.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA TEA:   http://www.matchasource.com/matcha-tea-health-benefits-s/14.htm

ALL ABOUT MATCHA - GET YOUR QUESTIONS ASWERED HERE:  http://www.matchasource.com/about-matcha-s/19.htm 



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MEADOWSWEET HERB C/S                            
MEADOWSWEET HERB POWDER            


--Meadowsweet has a long tradition of use in folk medicine as a treatment for coughs and colds. Its astringent and demulcent properties have been borne out by research, and the German government recognizes meadowsweet tea as a treatment for colds and coughs. Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, the main constituent in aspirin, and has its analgesic and fever-reducing properties. Meadowsweet is also traditionally used to relieve pain associated with rheumatism, menstrual cramps, headache, arthritis and low grad fever. It also seems to be effective against bacteria that causes diarrhea and may inhibit blood clotting.   Precautions:  Since meadowsweet contains small amounts of salicilate, it should NOT be used by people with a sensitivity to aspirin or similar products. For the same reason, it should not be used by children under the age of sixteen with high fevers, particularly if the cause may be viral, because of the rare but very real risk of Reyes syndrome. It is not recommended for use by those taking blood thinning medications.
  Also known as:    Filipendula ulmaria, Dropwort, Bridewort, Queen of the Meadow, Trumpet weed, Rios Cuchulainn, Meadow wort, Drop wort, Pride of the Meadow.      Introduction:  Sometimes referred to nature's aspirin, meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America's Eastern coast. It was one of the three sacred herbs renowned by Druids, along with vervain and water-mint. Its historical medicinal uses are confirmed enough that it is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany by the German E Commission, which wrote that it is used as a supportive ingredient for fever and common colds, and appears as an ingredient in herbal preparations for treating influenza, rheumatism and kidney and bladder complaints. Nicholas Culpepper wrote in 1652 that meadowsweet "helps in the speedy recovery from cholic disorders and removes the instability and constant change in the stomach."      Constituents:   salicin, polyphenolic tannins, especially rugosin-D; 0.5-1.0% flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol derivatives; phenolic glycosides, mostly spiraein and monotropitin, the primeverosides of salicylaldehyde and methyl salicylate, also isosalicin, a glucoside of salicyl alcohol; volatile oil, mainly; mucilage; and ascorbic acid.    Parts Used:  Leaves and aerial parts for medicine, and usually the flowers for flavoring.     Typical Preparations:  In tea infusions, as a capsule or extract and sometimes included in food. The flowers are used as a natural sweetener for teas, foods and other beverages.  

 

MILK THISTLE LEAF C/S   CO 

MILK THISTLE LEAF POWDER  CO

MILK THISTLE SEED WHOLE         

MILK THISTLE SEED PWD                   

Supports liver function.

Stimulates detoxification.

May be helpful for poor digestion, bad breath, hepatitis, and food poisoning


 In modern times, scientific research confirms what people believed all along – milk thistle is a good treatment for liver problems. In addition to the help it can give the liver, some research is now being done that shows milk thistle may also fight cancer such as breast, prostate, and cervical cancers. The evidence is not conclusive at this time, but it may be that milk thistle can help to fight these diseases. In addition, milk thistle is also shown to lower cholesterol, but it’s not known how at this time.  A compound called silmarin is responsible for the effect that milk thistle has on the liver. To understand why it’s so important, it may help to understand how the liver works.  The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Its job is to clean the toxins from your body. And when it’s working properly, it keeps toxins from building up in the bloodstream. When your liver isn’t working, you don’t have much time left to live before something must be done.  Many things can affect the way the liver functions. Sometimes people have liver problems due to viral infections such as hepatitis. For others, heavy use of alcohol and other drugs can cause liver ailments. It’s also possible to have liver damage because of exposure to pollutants and environmental toxins that the liver must attack.  In the 1960s, German scientists studied milk thistle extensively and found that extract from the plat can actually help to treat liver problems. This is true if the liver problems are caused by viral infections or other damage from lifestyle and environmental factors.  Milk thistle can also be used to treat poisoning from the deathcap mushroom that actually attacks the liver directly. Therapeutic Effect : The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin, a combination of three different flavonoids that supports the walls of liver cells, preventing poisons from penetrating them. It also stimulates the regeneration of these cells. Bitter principles and amino acids help support the entire digestive system.

When it comes to using milk thistle, there’s a standard milk thistle extract available worldwide. You can also use it in the form of a powder or tea. Make sure to follow the tea making directions when using milk thistle so that you get the best benefit for your liver.  If you’re suffering from liver disease, you’ll want to make milk thistle a part of your arsenal of treatment. Precautions: Like silymarin extract, milk thistle seed can cause mild diarrhea by stimulating the release of bile. This effect is most notable if there is a high-fat diet. Typical Preparations: Whole seeds or seed powder, encapsulated or used to make an infusion.(tea). Making the tea  Crush 1 tbsp. of milk thistle seeds in a mortar, or use seed powder. Add to 3 cups of water and boil. Steep for about 20 min and strain. Drink 1 cup 30 min before meals in the morning, afternoon and evening, as well as just before going to bed. After 2-3 days, reduce your intake to 3 times a day.  Leaf tea for aiding digestion  You can also make therapeutic teas from the leaves of the milk thistle. They do not contain silymarin, but they have an overall positive effect on the liver and gall bladder, and a tea made with them is valuable for improving digestion and for easing mild digestive complaints. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 ½ tsp of finely chopped leaves. Steep for 5-10 min and then strain. Drink 2-3 glasses per day. 

For your health : Peppermint increases the effectiveness of milk thistle tea and improves its taste. When you make the tea, add 1 tbsp. of peppermint leaves to the mixture before boiling.



Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:European mistletoe is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth or inject under the skin during pregnancy. It might stimulate the uterus and cause a miscarriage.

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking European mistletoe if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: European mistletoe might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using European mistletoe.

Heart disease: There is some evidence European mistletoe might make heart disease worse. Don’t use it if you have a heart problem.

Leukemia: Some test tube studies suggested European mistletoe might be effective against childhood leukemia. But benefits have not been shown in people. In fact, European mistletoe might make leukemia worse. If you have leukemia, don’t take European mistletoe.

Organ transplant: European mistletoe might make the immune system more active. This would be a problem for people who have received an organ transplant. A more active immune system might increase the risk of organ rejection. If you have had an organ transplant, avoid European mistletoe.

Surgery: European mistletoe might affect blood pressure. There is a concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop taking European mistletoe at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

mistletoe Interactions 

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with EUROPEAN MISTLETOE

    European mistletoe seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking European mistletoe along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.

    Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

  • Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with EUROPEAN MISTLETOE

    European mistletoe seems to increase the immune system. By increasing the immune system European mistletoe might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system.

    Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.

mistletoe Dosing

The appropriate dose of European mistletoe 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 European mistletoe. 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.


MISTLETOE LEAF POWDER                   (Hungary)


info below is from here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-917-european%20mistletoe.aspx?activeingredientid=917&activeingredientname=european%20mistletoe

european mistletoe Overview Information

European mistletoe is a plant that grows on several different trees. The berries, leaf, and stem of European mistletoe are used to make medicine.

Interest in mistletoe for
cancer has grown in North America, ever since Suzanne Somers announced on Larry King Live that she is using it to treat her breast cancer. European mistletoe has been used for treating cancer since the 1920s, especially in Europe. Several brand name mistletoe extracts are available there: Iscador, Eurixor, Helixor, Isorel, Vysorel, and ABNOBAviscum. So far these products are not readily available in North America. There is no proof they work for breast or other cancers. Avoid these products and stick with proven cancer treatments.

European mistletoe is also used for
heart and blood vessel conditions including high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), internal bleeding, and hemorrhoids; epilepsy and infantile convulsions; gout; psychiatric conditions such as depression; sleep disorders; headache; absence of menstrual periods; symptoms of menopause; and for "blood purifying."

Some people use European mistletoe for treating mental and physical exhaustion; to reduce
side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy; as a tranquilizer; and for treating whooping cough, asthma, dizziness, diarrhea, chorea, and liver and gallbladder conditions.

European mistletoe injections are used for
cancer and for failing joints.

How does it work?

European mistletoe has several active chemicals. It might stimulate the immune system and kill certain cancer cells in a test tube, but it doesn't seem to work in people.

european mistletoe Uses & Effectiveness

Possibly Ineffective for:

  • Head and neck cancer. Injecting European mistletoe extract into the skin before or after surgery or radiation for head and neck cancers does not improve survival.
  • Pancreatic cancer. European mistletoe extract does not seem to increase remission rates in people with advanced (stage IV) pancreatic cancer.

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Bladder cancer. Some early research suggests that administering a specific European mistletoe extract into the bladder for 6 weeks might reduce bladder cancer recurrence in people who have had bladder cancer surgery.
  • Breast cancer. Some research suggests that injecting certain brands of European mistletoe extract (Iscador or Helixor) into the skin might reduce tumor growth and improve survival in people with breast cancer. But these results have been questioned. So far, there isn't enough reliable evidence to support using European mistletoe for this type of cancer. Stick to proven treatments.
  • Colon cancer. Early research suggests that certain specific European mistletoe extracts (Iscador, Isorel, or Helixor), given by injection alone or with conventional therapy, might improve survival in people with colon cancer. But these results have been questioned. So far, there isn't enough reliable evidence to support using European mistletoe for this type of cancer. Stick to proven treatments.
  • Common cold. Early research suggests that a specific European mistletoe extract (Iscador P or Iscador Qu), given by injection for 12 weeks, might not treat or prevent the common cold.
  • Stomach cancer. Early research suggests that a specific European mistletoe extract (Iscador), given by injection, might improve survival in people with stomach cancer. But these results have been questioned. So far, there isn't enough reliable evidence to support using European mistletoe for this type of cancer. Stick to proven treatments
  • Hepatitis C. Research about the effectiveness of European mistletoe in people with hepatitis C is conflicting. Some research suggests that injecting a specific extract of European mistletoe (Iscador Qu) may help to fight the infection that causes hepatitis C and improve quality of life in some people. Other research shows that injecting a different European mistletoe product (Abnobaviscum Quercus) does not help fight the hepatitis C infection but may improve symptoms of hepatitis C.
  • Leukemia. Early research suggests that injecting a specific European mistletoe extract (Helixor) might increase the survival of people with chronic myeloid leukemia by more than 2 years.
  • Liver cancer. Early research suggests that treatment with certain specific European mistletoe extracts (Iscador or Helixor) may improve survival in people with liver cancer. But these results have been questioned. So far, there isn't enough reliable evidence to support using European mistletoe for this type of cancer. Stick to proven treatments.
  • Lung cancer. There is contradictory evidence about the effectiveness of European mistletoe on survival in people with lung cancer. Some evidence suggests that injecting European mistletoe extract (Iscador) can improve overall survival in people with lung cancer. But other evidence suggests that this treatment does not improve survival time or cancer response. So far, there isn't enough reliable evidence to support using European mistletoe for this type of cancer. Stick to proven treatments.
  • Cancer of the tissue layer covering each lung, or malignant pleural effusions. Early research suggests that giving a specific European mistletoe extract (Helixor) into the pleural tissue decreases cancer in those with cancer of that area.
  • Melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Early research suggests that injecting a specific European mistletoe extract (Iscador M) into the skin does not improve survival or increase the time period without the disease in people with melanoma.
  • Quality of life. Early research suggests that injecting various European mistletoe extracts (PS76A2, Helixor, Isorel, and Eurixor) into the skin might improve quality of life and well-being in people with cancer when given alone or with chemotherapy.
  • Radiation exposure. Early research suggests that injecting a specific type of European mistletoe extract (Iscador) into the skin for 5 weeks might reduce lung infections and improve symptoms, such as fatigue, sweating, headache, joint pain, emotional instability, and muscle pain in children with repeated lung infections caused by radiation exposure during the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
  • Cancer of the uterus. Early research suggests that injecting a specific type of European mistletoe extract (Iscador) into the skin may to improve survival in people with cancer of the uterus.
  • Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Internal bleeding.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Seizures.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Gout.
  • Depression.
  • Sleep disorders.
  • Headache.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of European mistletoe for these uses.

mistletoe Side Effects & Safety

European mistletoe is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth or when injected beneath the skin in appropriate amounts. Taking three berries or two leaves or less by mouth does not seem to cause serious side effects. However, larger amounts are LIKELY UNSAFE and cause serious side effects. European mistletoe can cause vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, and other side effects.

Injecting European mistletoe beneath the skin can cause fever, chills, allergic reactions, and other side effects.

Because the correct amount is sometimes hard to determine, do not take European mistletoe without the advice of your healthcare professional.



If you don't have any Moringa planted, or cannot get access to fresh Moringa products, then at least get some Moringa Leaf Powder. That's one way you can reap its benefits, without having trees of your own. The powder is potent, and 7 pounds of fresh leaves equal 1 lb. of Moringa leaf powder.  It can be added to soups, casseroles, vegetables, smoothies, or just about anything you eat  The dried leaf powder is an incredibly easy way to get some potent nutrition into anyone who is not receiving the proper nutrients on a daily basis. For invalids, infants, the elderly, or those suffering from malnutrition for any reason, a few spoons of the leaf powder mixed into their food, can effect a dramatic change in their overall health. 

Analysis of Moringa leaf powder shows it to contain,
compared gram for gram:
  • 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges
  • 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots
  • 4 times the Calcium of milk
  • 3 times the Potassium of bananas
  • 3 times the Iron of spinach
  • 2 times the Protein of yogurt

Moringa leaf powder can be added to just about anything you eat. It is extremely versatile, but just remember - it is a FOOD, not a MEDICINE! Consequently, we cannot offer a "recommended" dosage.

However, we can tell you, that it takes roughly seven pounds of fresh Moringa leaves, to make one pound of Moringa
 leaf powder. 7 lbs. fresh = 1 lb. ground and dried.

Most people we have spoken with, customers or acquaintances, use between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon daily. Some people use a lot more than that. Your body is your best indicator, and since dried Moringa leaves make a very "potent" powder, we recommend that you go s-l-o-w-l-y. Start out with a small amount, and increase it daily.

Moringa Leaf Powder can be effectively added to or used on:   

- Smoothies - Cole slaw  - Salad dressing  

- Split pea soup    - Garlic butter   - Muffins  

- Chip Dip   - Pancakes   - Mashed potatoes  

- Potato pancakes   - Bread mixes   - Milk shakes

Oh, yes, it can!    - Pizza sauce    - Spaghetti sauce  

- Baked potatoes    - Sliced tomatoes   - Herb teas  

- Mayonnaise   - Cooked brown rice   - Vegetable Dip

- Green sauces.   - Guacamolé    - Casseroles   

- Popcorn: just sprinkle it on, after the butter     

- Pizza - as a topping    - Scalloped potatoes   

- Garlic bread    - Corn bread     - Oatmeal  

- Minestrone    - Cream of spinach soup   

- Cream of broccoli soup     - Peanut butter  

- Fruit juices    - Bruschetta     - Chicken Soup  

- Cocktail Sauce    - Creamed vegetables  


Leaf Powder Analysis
per 100 gms

MINERALS
  Calcium      2,003 mg
  Iron                    28 mg
  Potassium 1,324 mg
  Sulfur              870 mg
  Copper             .57 mg
  Magnesium    368 mg

FOOD VALUE
  Protein                27 m
  Carbohydrate    38 m
  Moisture            7.5 m
  Fat                       2.3 m
  Calories              205

VITAMINS
Vitamin A       16.3 mg
  Vitamin B1       2.6 mg
  Vitamin B2     20.5 mg
  Vitamin B3       8.2 mg
  Vitamin C        17.3 mg
  Vitamin E         113 mg

These are the main
nutrients in the dried
leaf powder.

An additional site to learn about Moringa from:



MORINGA LEAF C/S  CO              
MORINGA LEAF POWDER  CO     
MORINGA LEAF POWDER  wc     

  Considered a Super Food!!      also "Dr. Oz promoted"


More Info for this Herb - http://www.themoringa.ca/products-page/ 


 Attention:"Dried Moringa leaves make a very "potent" powder, it's recommended that you go s-l-o-w-l-y. Start out with a small amount, and increase it daily."

Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.

Moringa powder is made by grinding the dehydrated Moringa leaves. Moringa leaves are the most nutrient rich parts of the Moringa plant. Moringa leaf powder contains 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants. Moringa leaf powder is one of the richest source of natural Iron and calcium. Moringa powder is considered a natural multivitamin supplement.

 Moringa is used for “tired
blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent
pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production (see note at bottom of page!). Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.

Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the
skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.

Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant.

Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition. The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.

The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.

How does it work?

Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it seems to help protect cells from damage.

MORINGA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?
Insufficient Evidence for:

TAKEN BY MOUTH
  • Asthma. In an early study, taking 3 grams of moringa twice daily for three weeks reduced asthma symptoms and the severity of asthma attacks in adults.
  • “Tired blood” (anemia).
  • Arthritis.
  • Cancer.
  • Constipation.
  • Birth control.
  • Diabetes.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Stomach pain (gastritis).
  • Stomach and intestinal ulcers.
  • Headache.
  • Heart problems.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Thyroid disorders.
  • Infections.
  • As a nutritional supplement.
  • Stimulating immunity.
  • Increasing sex drive.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
  • Athlete’s foot.
  • Dandruff.
  • Warts.
  • Skin infections.
  • Snakebites.
  • Gum disease (gingivitis).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate moringa for these uses.
MORINGA Side Effects & Safety

Moringa is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. These parts of the plant may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis and death. Moringa has been used safely in doses up to 6 grams daily for up to 3 weeks.

There isn’t enough information to know if moringa is safe when used in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to use the root, bark or flowers of moringa if you are pregnant. Chemicals in the root, bark, and flowers can make the uterus contract, and this might cause a miscarriage. There is not enough information available about the safety of using other parts of moringa during pregnancy. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Moringa is sometimes used to increase breast milk production. Some research suggests it might do this, however, there isn’t enough information to know if it is safe for the nursing infant. Therefore, it is best to avoid moringa if you are breast-feeding.


Info obtained from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1242-MORINGA.aspx?activeIngredientId=1242&activeIngredientName=MORINGA 


MOTHERWORT HERB C/S    


The traditional use of motherwort is the treatment of racing heart (tachycardia) caused by nervous tension. Long-term use may reduce the formation of clotting factors and also lower total cholesterol and triglycerides. Motherwort is also used to treat menstrual tension. It treats false labor pains, and it is useful in the stimulation of delayed or suppressed menstruation, especially when prolonged emotional stress is factor.  Precautions:  Consult your physician before using this herb if you take prescription medication for your heart. Not recommended while pregnant.

Typical Preparations:  Traditionally used as a tea. Frequently combined with hawthorn. May also be taken as an extract or capsule.

Constituents:  Motherwort contains four groups of medicinally active chemicals:

•Caffeic acid 4-rutinoside.
•Diterpenes of the labdane type, such as leocardin, a mixture of two epimers of 8b-acetoyx-9a, l3a, l5, l6-bisepoxy-l5-hydroyx-7-oxo- labdan-6b, l9-olide.
•Flavonoids; rutin, quinqueloside, genkwanin, quercitin, quercetrin, isoquercetrin, hyperoside, and apigenin and kaempferol glucosides.
•Iridoids: leonuride and others not yet identified.



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MUGWORT HERB  C/S            


Bitter mugwort teas stimulate the secretion of gastric juices to speed up digestion and relieve flatulence and bloating. The essential oil is both antibacterial and antifungal, and may be useful against intestinal parasites. Many have reported that if mugwort is used as a tea before bed, or even just sprinkled around your pillow, a person may have lucid dreams that night.

PRECAUTIONS:  Internal use not recommended while pregnant. Habitual use may cause nervous problems and liver damage
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Also known as
Artemisia vulgaris, Felon herb, Common Wormwood, Common Mugwort, Douglas Mugwort, St. John's Plant, Sailor's Tobacco, Cronewort.

Introduction

Mugwort is a common plant in the British isles, its angular, purple stalks growing 3 feet (90 cm) or more in height and bearing dark green leaves with a cottony down underneath. Mugwort is said to have derived its name from having been used to flavor beer before the wide use of hops. The botanical name is derived from Artemisia, the Greek goddess of the hunt, fertility, and the forests and hills. Roman soldiers were known to put mugwort in their sandals to keep their feet from getting tired. Native Americans equate mugwort with witchcraft. They believed that the rubbing of the leaves on the body are said to keep ghosts away, and a necklace of mugwort leaves is said to help protect against dreaming about the dead. It has been believed that John the Baptist wore a girdle of mugwort in the wilderness for protection. Other magical attributes include the protection for road weary travelers, and general protection against the evils of the spirit realms.

Constituents

Essential oil containing 1,8-cineole, camphor, linalool, or thujone, along with over 100 other identified components. The flowers also contain beta-sitosterol, coumarins, and alpha- and beta-carotene.

Parts Used
Dried aerial tops.


Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea, may also be encapsulated or taken as an extract. Popularly mixed with other botanicals to create dream and sleep pillows for the invocation of dreams.


 
MUIRA PUAMA BARK CHIPS       
MUIRA PUAMA BARK POWDER  

This herb has been used for hundreds of years as a stimulant and sexual aid  The native peoples of the Amazon who use it,combine it with catuaba, allowing the mixture to stand in warm water overnight to make a medicinal infusion. Vendors of muira puama frequently cite two human trials in France, which reported that muira puama was effective in improving libido and treating erectile dysfunction. The first study involved 262 men who experienced lack of sexual desire and the inability to attain or maintain an erection. In this group, 62% of those with loss of libido reported that the extract of muira puama "had a dynamic effect," and 51% of those with erectile dysfunction felt that muira puama was beneficial. The second French study looked at potential psychological benefits of muira puama in 100 male volunteers. In this study, researchers concluded that muira puama could "enhance libido [in 85% of test group], increase the frequency of intercourse [in 100%] and improve the ability to maintain an erection [in 90%]."  Precautions: As with Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, erections lasting more than 4 hours require emergency medical (surgical) attention. Not recommended for pregnant women.  Typical Preparations: Can be taken as a tea, in capsule form, or as a tincture. Take the tincture with a small amount of warm water to which you have added a little lemon juice. This assists absorption of the therapeutic tannins.

Muira Puama Powder has long been thought by some to be a powerful aphrodisiac for both men and women. The herb has been used to aid erectile dysfunction and impotence in men and frigidity in women since it is also believed to boost arousal and extend the sexual experience.  Ptychopetalum olacoides has also been thought by some to relieve central nervous system disorders, digestive disturbances and menstrual difficulties. Used as a gentle tonic Muira Puama Powder is thought to strengthen, nourish and restore the health of the central nervous system and can be found in stress management cases as well as in mild cases of nervous exhaustion, depression and trauma.


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MULBERRY LEAF (White) C/S  CO           


White mulberry is an herb. The powdered leaves are most commonly used for medicine. The fruit can be used for food, either raw or cooked.

White mulberry is often tried in order to help treat
diabetes. It is also tried for treating high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, the common cold and its symptoms, muscle and joint pain such as from arthritis, constipation, dizziness, ringing in the ears, hair loss, and premature graying.


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MULLEIN LEAF C/S   CO                  


The soothing mucilages of mullein coat sore throats and make coughing more productive. The German E Commission relates that mullein is good for catarrhs of the respiratory tract and as an expectorant.  Precautions:  None.

Excerpts from The How To Herb Book

Used in all respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases.

  • Loosens mucus and expels it out of the body.
  • High in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur.
  • Calms spasms and is a natural pain killer.
  • Helps to reduce swelling in glandular system.
  • Oil or extract of mullein for ear drops.

Has been used in the following:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Coughs
  • Croup
  • Earaches
  • Emphysema
  • Glandular swellings
  • Lungs
  • Joints, swollen, fomentation
  • Pain
  • Mucous membrane
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Respiratory
  • Sinus
  • Sores

  • Excerpts from Practical Herbalism   

    In more recent times, one of Mullein’s greatest advocates was Dr. John Christopher. He states, “It is the only herb known to man that has remarkable narcotic properties without being poisonous or harmful. It is a great herbal painkiller and nervous soporific, calming and quieting all inflamed and irritated nerves. In wasting diseases (such as tuberculosis or consumption), the weight steadily increases, expectoration becomes easy, cough calms, and the general condition is improved. Mullein soothes and strengthens the bowels and renal system, and is one of the most important for the glands and serous and mucous membranes. It stops the escape of fluids from ruptured vessels, and eliminates toxins.”

    Mullein’s gentle nature makes it one of the very best herbs for use with children’s health problems. It combines wonderfully with Chamomile, Catnip, and Lemon Balm where appropriate, and can be used to address a wide variety of childhood diseases.

    Indicated Usages - Internal:

  • Allergies, hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis, emphysema
  • Bruises
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous distress
  • Nicotine withdrawal
  • Sinus congestion
  • Whooping cough
  • Swollen glands, lymphatic
  • Tumors
  • Indicated Usages - External:

  • Boils, sores, abscesses
  • Burns, rashes
  • Conjunctivitis, eye irritation
  • Swollen glands
  • Ear infection, earache
  • Wounds
  • Toothache
  • Tumors

  • Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

    Mullein has a folk history of use that focuses on respiratory ailments. It has traditionally been used to treat coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, and asthma. Because of its soothing nature, it has also been used to treat hemorrhoids, ulcers, and inflammatory skin disorders. The flowers and seeds contain an essential oil used to treat earaches. Mullein is considered the herb of choice of lung ailments.

    Contain mucilaginous compounds that decrease the thickness and increase the production of mucosal fluids. These compounds also soothe inflamed tissues. Mullein also contains aromatic compounds that increase the flow of urine. The herb has been used to treat bronchitis, coughs, colds, hay fever, dysuria, nephritis and sinus congestion.


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