TOPIC: Herbs

Many Common Herbs, easily grown, have medicinal qualities and can be grown from seed or purchased in Bulk. The Top Ten herbs for medical emergencies are Cayenne, Lobelia, Garlic/Echinacea, Aloe, Slippery Elm, and herbs for the Bowel, Digestion, Heart, Liver/Gall, and Kidney/Bladder, per Dr. Schultze. An article that appeared in several magazines stresses that St. John's Wort is a natural antidepressant, as effective as modern medicines, but as an MAOI there are Considerations. Herbs such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Gold Thread, Golden Seal, Reishi Mushroom, and Cats Claw boost the immune system by strengthening cell walls. Kudzu Root improves blood flow and reduces blood pressure. Stevia and other herbs assist with Diabetes. Pine has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and is an Antioxidant as is Grapefruit Seed. Oil of Oregano, and Parsely have antibiotic qualities. Cinnamon is effective against E.Coli. Wormwood kills parasites. Aloe Vera assists with burns, and Melatonin with sleep. Celery Seed is anti-fungal and other Seeds have medicinal qualities too. Here are tips on how to make Herbal Oils or Extracts, including how to make Alcohol. Herbs can provide an Asthma Remedy, as in the Breathe Easy herbal tea. Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld recommends Echinacea, Feverfew, Saw Palmetto, Ginko Biloba, Ginger, Garlic, Milk Thistle, and Others, but cautions on herbs to Avoid. The grain Pysllium has many beneficial properties. Sphagnum moss and Lichens have antiseptic qualities, per Usenet archives. Lemon Balm affects the Thyroid. There are many recommended Books on herbs, and web sites: