Saturday, May 22, 2010

Random Medicinal Uses for Herbs

The following information is random excerpts from the book Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How: 7,498 Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health on the uses of Materia Medica: Herbs and their Applications - pg 054.

Cranberry - Diuretic and urinary antiseptic; for kidney and bladder infections

Dandelion Root/Leaf - Blood cleanser; powerful and safe diuretic, high in potassium; for inflammation and congestion of the liver and gall bladder, congestive jaundice. Mild laxative, aids weight loss, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.

Dill Seed - For flatulence and colic, especially in children; stimulates lactation.

Echinacea Root - Powerful immune stimulant; antiseptic; antimicrobial; antiviral; used for sore throats, flu, colds, infections, allergies

Fennel Seed - Aids digestion; relieves flatulence and colic; expels mucus; increases lactation; aids weight loss; flavoring agent; increases digestibility of other herbs.

Hyssop Leaf - Antispasmodic; nervine; expectorant; diaphoretic, sedative, carminative. For chronic congestion.

Juniper Berry - Urinary Tract antiseptic, used for cystitis, urethritis. Should not be used in kidney inflammation or chronic kidney weakness.

I think that is good for today :)

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1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a great book to have on hand. I know far less about herbs than I would like.