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Black Cohosh
Cimicifuga racemosa
antispasmodic, alterative, emmenagogue, diuretic, astringent,
main use of black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa)
gradual influence on the nerves but it is powerful agent for local pains, general nervous excitement, insomnia and headache,
rheumatism and chorea
most valuable agent for pelvic
disturbances-uterine troubles
warm infusion for retarded menstrual flow
whooping cough
eruptive disease
chamaemelum nobile
diaphoretics, stomachic, tonic
what is chamomile used for
hot infusion - produce diaphoresis
influence upon circulation, stomach, nerves and uterus
useful in colds, fevers
cold infusion for slow and painful menstrual flow
bilous headache and indigestion
poultice will relieve swelling
Chamomile fomentation for bruises, swelling,neuralgia, tootache
chamomile flowers 1 oz
three poppy head
break the poppy heads, mix them and pour enough hot water to make poultice, apply as hot as possible
it will relieve pain and swelling
Chamomile drink for digestive trouble
infuse five or six flowers in half a cup of boiling water, allow to stand a few minutes, drink the whole
Humulus lupulus
tonic nervine, anodyne, antilithic, anthelmintic
hops can be used for:
powerful stimulating and relaxing nervine
insomnia, nervous troubles, delirium
infusion of half oz in liter of boiling water 2-3 tablespoon every 1,2 or 3 hours as needed
useful for liver troubles
telaxing influence on liver and gall ducts
gentle laxative
hops as poultice
poultice and fomentation it is used for inflammation, rheumatism, neuralgia, boils,
can be combined with Chamomila, Poppy heads or Ragwort
hops for worms
half to one pint of decocton (1 oz to the pint) should be taken in the morning
zingiber officinale
rhizome, root
diaphoretic, expectorant, antiemetic
usage of ginger (Jamaican is the best)
atherosclerosis, migraine headaches, morning and motion sickness, nausea and vomiting
rheumatoid arthritis
hot infusion -diaphoretic
flatulence and colic
more diffusive than capsicum
mild laxative with senna
echinacea angustifolia
root and seeds
alterative, stimulating antiseptic
properties of echinacea
used externally for inpurities of the blood and internally
Sambucus Nigra
flowers (sometimes berries, leaves, inner bark and buds)
diaphoretic (hot infusion)
expectorant -bronchitis, flu and colds, pneumonia, sinusitis
anti-inflammatory (affectations of the mouth and throat, eyewash)
diuretic -stimulates kidneys, kidney stones, rheumatic conditions, arthritic and gouty conditions
laxative- berries and bark
feverish conditions
relaxing effects
with what would you combine elder flowers?
yarrow, peppermint and elder flowers in equal parts
hydrastis canadensis
tonic, alterative stimulant
Goldenseal usage
king of tonics to the mucus membrane
dyspepsia, gastic uleceration
will improve appetite and aid digestion
vomiting of pregnancy
will tone and sustain venous circulation
good wash for eyes, eruptive disease
goldenseal with Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
will influence genitalia
Goldenseal with Butternut (Junglans cin)
powerful intestinal tonic
Goldenseal and Grave Root (Eupatorium purpureum)
will influence kidneys
tonic for spinal nerves
Goldenseal (Hydrastis) 1 oz
Hops (Humulus) 3/4 oz
Scullcap (Scutellaria) 1/2 oz
infuse in 1 1/2 pints of boiling water, cover till cold, strain and give freely in wineglassful 3 times a day
Cayenne Pepper
Capsicum frutescens
dried ripe fruits powdered
stimulant, rubefacient
African Bird Pepper is best stimulant known -prompt , affect heart first
promote peristaltic
with Goldenseal promote hepatic portal circulation
linament for sprains, bruises, neuralgia, rheumatism
Cayenne liniment
Tincture od Capsicum 2 oz
Fluid extract of lobelia 2 oz
Wormwood oil 1 dr (1.7gr)
Rosemary oil 1 dr
Spearmint 1 dr
symphytum officinale
root, leaves
delmucent, pectoral, astringent
comfrey use
cough, asthma,TB, ulcerated kidney (from gravel-blood in urin)
soreness of the stomach and bowels
diarrhea, disentery
Lung tonic from Comfrey (Symphytum)
Comfrey root
Elecampane root
Ground Ivy
Ginger root
each 1/2 oz
Capsicum 12 tsp
simmer in 1.5 l of water 20 minutes then add 2 tsp powedered nutmegs,
strain and add to the hot liquid, 1 1/2 pound cane sugar
bottle when cold
Comfrey (Symphytum) fomentation
for bruises, sprains, swellings, fractures, boils
Salvia officinales
whole non-woody herb
tonic, astringent, diaphoretic,
aromatic, nervine
Sage (salvia officinales)use
hot infusion -diaphoretic
cold infusion -prevent milk from forming
soothing for the nerves, delirium of fevers
Sage gargle for sore throat
Sage (salvia) whole 1 oz
hot water (not boiling) 500ml
powdered borax 1.7gr
honey 2 oz
cover till cold, strain, gargle freely
Valeriana officinalis
stimulating antispasmodic
tonic nervine
valerian use
do not boil
useful in nervous debility, hysteria
to cover up odor mix with Aniseed
infusion -pour 1 liter of boiling water over 1 oz of the Valerian root
measles, scarlet fever in children will sleep better
convulsions in children
good rx for convulsions, hysteria, colics,cramps, dysmenorrhea
fluid extract Valerian root 1 oz
fluid extract Wild Yam root 1 oz
fluid extract Blue Cohosh 1 oz
Essence of Aniseed seeds 1 oz
syrup of Ginger 6 oz
mix, dose tsp 3-4 times a day
another combination
Valerian 1/2 oz
Scullcap 1/2 oz
Mistletoe 1/2 oz
infuse in 750 ml of boiling water
cover, allow to stand 2 hours
strain and give 2-4 tablespoon
four times a day for restlessnes, insomnia, hysteria, neuralgia and similar troubles
most efficient relaxant influencing mucous, serous, nervous and muscular structures
always give stimulant before administrating Lobelia
used in cough, pneumonia, hysteria, convulsions, febrile troubles, tetanus, scarlet fever
Antispasmodic Tincture
Lobelia seed crushed
Scullcap (scutellaria)
Skunk Cabbage root (symplocarpus)
Gum Myrrh (commiphora)
Black Cohoch (cimicifuga)
1 oz of each
1/2 oz of Cayenne
infuse in 1 litar of Brandy for 1 week in corked vessel, shake well once daily, strain
give 1 tsp in half a cup of warm water sweatened
Acid Tincture of Lobelia
lobelia herb 2 0z
lobelia seed crushed 2 oz
best Malt vinegar 500 ml
macerate in closely stoppered bottle for 10-14 days shaking every day
strain, bottle for use
for Flu
Pleurisy root (asclepias tuberosa) 2 oz
GoldenRod (solidago)leaves 2 oz
Ginger Root (zingiber) 1/2 oz
Cayenne (capsicum frut) 1,7 gr