Benefits of Slippery Elm (Red)

(Red) slippery elm was the food and medicine of the pioneers and the American Indians. Indigenous to the U.S., it grows north of the Carohnas but is most abundant west of the Allegheny Mountains. The INNER...

Benefits of Boneset

According to the Encyclopedia of Gardening, the name "eupatorium'' commemorates Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus, who is credited with discovering that one of this species could be used as an antidote for poison. It is...

Anthelmintic Herbs and Tonics

Drugs which kill and expel worms are called "anthelmintic". Worms enter the body through the skin or as ova in contaminated foods. Some can only be detected by examining the faeces for ova. Other...

Health Benefits of Parsley

Parsley is a Greek word meaning "stone breaker". The plant is a native of Sardinia and other parts of South Europe, but is now cultivated everywhere in the gardens of United States. It is...

Mud Therapy At Home – Mud Bath

Mud therapy, or fangotherapy as it is also known, is another spa treatment that has been used through the centuries and continues to be a key therapy in many of the world’s health spas. In...

Vital Connections of Organs in Chinese Medicine

Since the Chinese emphasis the functional relationships rather than the physical anatomy of the vital organs, the means by which they influence each other is of prime importance. That the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous...

Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranates grow wild upon both shores of the Mediterranean and are cultivated in all countries where the climate is sufficiently warm to allow the fruit to ripen, including our gulf states and other warm...

Benefits of American Gentian

Indigenous, the American or blue gentian grows in the grassy swamps and meadows of North and South Carolina. The dried root has at first a mucilaginous and sweetish taste, which is soon succeeded by an...

Benefits of Comfrey

Comfrey, a native of Europe, is now naturalized in the U.S. Its taste is sweet, mucilaginous, and faintly astringent with no odor. The ROOT contains a large amount of mucilage which is readily extracted...

Astringent Tonics

Medicines which contract and tighten tissues to impede uncontrolled seepage of fluids are called "astringent". They are employed in ailments of fluid loss with such symptoms as profuse sweating, nocturnal sweats, chronic diarrhea and...