Editor’s note: We come from a culture which is steeped in the tradition of using herbs to enhance our lives. In Dominica, we are blessed to have such rich plant ecology with herbs to address many of our needs. We cook with them, we bathe with them, we even heal with them. With the advent of allopathic medicine in the West, some of the perceived validity of these practices may have been lost, but not entirely. It’s always surprising to me the number of people who can identify the “mystery plants” that we post here on DNO occasionally, which solidifies my point. We know these things; the name, use, and properties of a given plant are never too far removed from our awareness. When we begin to appreciate that herbology is a complete system, and that even “modern” medicine is built upon the pillars of this discipline, then it will be easy for us to get back to nature and, in the process, get back to our nature.
Here is a comprehensive list of herbal products for your review and benefit provided by a trained expert in the field:
Essica Plus: This formula was developed by Rene Caisse, a Canadian Nurse for those suffering from cancer and other serious health problems. The formula consists of four herbs, namely: Burdock Root, which is considered one of the best blood purifiers. Slippery Elm Bark contains an abundance of mucilage and has wonderful strengthening and healing qualities. Sheep Sorrell, a blood purifier, is useful in degenerative diseases and cleanses the body’s system. Turkey Rubbarb Root has laxative actions and is effective for eliminations, digestive problems, skin conditions and parasites. This formula is an effective blood purifier and system toner to rebuild tissue strength.
Green Food Powder: A powerful alkalinizing blend of “super foods”, cereal grasses and other herbs of extraordinary nutritional value. It is rich in chlorophyll which makes it an excellent blood tonic. Without chlorophyll, life as we know it would not exist. Many people eat massive quantities of refined carbohydrates that lack any notable nutritional content. Green Food Powder has the minerals that are missing in your diet. Spiriluna, Chlorella, Barley, Alfalfa, Wheatgrass, Oatstraw, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng and Bee Pollen have extraordinary health benefits which can transform your life.
Hawthorn Plus is a blend of herbs that work together to nourish and strengthen the heart muscle and the nerves that lead into it, and also to improve circulation. Hawthorn Berries are an excellent remedy for heart weakness and specific for a wide range of circulatory conditions like high blood pressure, angina, congestive heart failure and difficult breathing. It improves blood supply to the heart and limits cholesterol build up on the artery walls. It calms the entire circulatory system. Cayenne Pepper is a very nutritious herb. It appears to have beneficial effect on blood fats, thereby reducing cholesterol. This herb removes obstructions and is one of the best for poor circulation. Fennel is anti-inflammatory.
Garlic Syrup: The powers of garlic are no secret. Well known as the “poor man’s penicillin”, garlic has many uses and is excellent for all pulmonary problems, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease in general. Garlic eradicates mucous and helps promote circulation, stimulates the gastric juices and corrects any fermentations and gaseous conditions in the stomach. It arrests intestinal putrefaction and infection while stimulating the healthful growth of “friendly bacteria”. Garlic is also a wonderful nerve tonic.
Cough Syrup: This formula contains Slippery Elm Bark, Licorice Root, Lobelia, Mint, Elecampane and Elder flowers. These herbs help suppress the cough reflex and greatly relieve post nasal drip. It soothes the throat, lungs and calms the nerves and the digestive system. The cough syrup is also excellent for problems of the respiratory system including colds, flu, fevers, etc.
Antiseptic Healing Salve: This salve is for all skin problems. It is made the old fashioned way by infusing herbs in extra virgin olive oil. The herbs in this salve are highly antiseptic, high in sulphur and contain healing qualities. Burdock Root, Comfrey Root, Plantain Leaves, Black Walnut Bark, Chamomile flowers, Golden Seal, Eucalyptus Leaves, Chaparral, Chickweed, Echinacea Root, Sarsaparilla Root, Calendula, Heal All , essential oils, olive oil and beeswax are what make this salve very soothing and healing.
Cascara Sagrada is a bitter, cleansing tonic that helps move waste through the intestinal tract, making it an excellent remedy for chronic and habitual constipation and gas. It stimulates the digestive secretions of the liver, gall bladder, stomach and pancreas. It is also good for parasites, cleans the blood and is a specific for diabetes.
Comfrey Plus: Comfrey is a highly nutritive herb. Its active ingredient, allantoin promotes new cell growth, thereby healing connective tissues, torn ligaments, broken bones and ulcerations in any part of the body. It works internally and externally to promote healing. Together with Garlic Syrup, Comfrey Plus strengthens the respiratory system. The other herbs – Black Walnut, oxygenates the blood to rid the body of excessive toxins, fatty material and parasites. Fennel helps with inflammation and is excellent for indigestion and gas. Cayenne speeds circulation and carries herbal agents to the areas where they are needed.
Rosehips Plus is an immune system booster which simultaneously cleans the blood. It contains Rosehips, Red Clover, Astragalus, Catsclaw, Burdock, Fennel and Iris Moss. Together these herbs strengthen and stimulate the immune response, enhancing the body’s ability to resist infection. It neutralizes, eliminates toxins and is recommended for all auto immune diseases and can be used as a supplement. It is advisable to take Rosehips with Cascara as one thoroughly cleans the blood and the other thoroughly cleans the bowels.
Bladderwrack/Flax: This great formula contains a very effective marine herb called Bladderwrack for those who suffer with arthritis, rheumatism, gout and lumbago. It contains natural organic iodine which immediately aids the thyroid gland. Flax Seed is a powerful food for inflamed mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive and urinary organs. Saw Palmetto is a primary tissue building and gland stimulating herb for toning and strengthening the male reproductive organs. This combination greatly aids the prostate by reducing inflammation and enlargement. The sulphur content of this amazing tonic purifies the skin and the zinc stimulates and feed and prostate gland. It also strengthens the nerves.
Dandelion Plus is made of herbs which are important for the health of the liver, kidneys and blood. Dandelion is a powerful diuretic and it stimulates the liver to release toxins. It soothes the digestive system and cleans the liver and kidneys, encourages urination and removes intestinal congestion. Dandelion is beneficial for a wide range of ailments including arthritis, rheumatism, gallstones, heartburn, to name a few. Yellow dock increases the liver’s ability to filter and purify the blood and promotes the production of bile. It helps build the blood against iron deficiency and cleans the lymphathic system. Good for fibroids and helps relieves and dissolve kidney stones. Sarsaparilla is a liver and blood restorer and an anti-inflammatory herb that cleans and stimulates the kidneys to flush deposits and clear toxins.
Prost-Up: This is a natural alternative to increase male potency and supplement the male reproductive system. Saw Palmetto is a blessing to the prostate gland because it contains compounds that will nourish and strengthen. Ginseng helps reduce male impotence. Yohimbe and Pygeum are traditional aphrodisiacs that increase blood flow to the genitals and are used specifically for impotence and erectile dysfunction.
Herbal Liniment: (For External Use Only) This is a remarkable liniment for reducing pains of rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, stiff and swollen joints, inflammation, sprains, athletes foot, gangrene, torn ligaments and purulent sores, back pain, congestions of the chest and sore throat. It can be rubbed into any painful part. Rub affected area with a deep rotating motion twice daily. Contains cinnamon bark, sage leaf, bay leaf, eucalyptus, wintergreen, peppermint, menthol crystal and other greens in a base of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil.
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