Once upon a time, long long ago, healing herbs were an integral part of
our forefathers lives but they never actually knew for sure why a
certain plant produced the required results for their ailments, all the knew was that they worked!
It has only been in the last 100 years or so, that scientists and chemists have been isolating and purifying the beneficial chemical compounds in healing herbs to produce reliable pharmaceutical drugs
What is really and truly interesting is that morphine and codeine
originate from the opium poppy, and that aspirin comes from the willow
Digitalis, which is a heart muscle strengthener is derived
from the foxglove plant and Taxol used in chemotherapy, comes from the
Pacific Yew tree.
The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the earth's population depends on healing herbs to treat common ailments.
It is also hugely important to note that the natural vegetation
of the world is disappearing or been altered at an alarming rate and
perhaps now is the time to start growing your own herbs!!
NERVINE: "A nervine is a plant remedy that has a beneficial effect on the nervous system in some way".
PURGATIVE: are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to loosen the stool, most often taken to treat constipation."
RUBEFACIENT: "is a substance for topical application causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation".
SEDATIVE: " Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement."
SPASMOLYTIC: may refer to a type of muscle relaxant.".
STIMULATES THE MIND
STOMACHIC: "while many herbs claim stomachic effect, modern pharmacology does not have an equivalent term for this type of effect".
STIMULANT: "are substances which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical function or both."
VASODILATOR: "Refers to the widening of blood vessels resulting from relaxing of smooth muscles cells within the vessel walls particularly in the large arteries and large veins."
VENOUS HEALTH BOOSTER
VERMIFUGE: A substance that expels or destroys intestinal worms
VULNERARY: "A remedy used in healing or treatment of wounds."
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"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the Physician. Therefore the Physician must start from nature with an open mind."
~ Paracelsus ~
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990.
Pineapples are high in fiber and are such an incredibly "sweet way" of promoting healthy bowels and avoiding indigestion.
This fruit contains bromelain which is a mixture of enzymes that help to digest protein.
And then it also helps dissolve blood clots and is good for prevention of osteoporosis and bone fractures because of its high manganese content.
And to top it all it also has antibacterial and anti-viral qualities
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