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The Herbs “Red Clover”

In Herbs, Red Clover on June 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) aka Wild Clover.

Parts used: Flowering tops

Qualities of Note:

Diuretic

Expectorant

Cautions: May have Estrogen-like effects.

In European folk medicine the flowering tops where made into a tea to stimulate the liver and gallbladder.  A more recent claim to fame is it’s inclussion into an “essiac” type formula along with watercress, kelp, and milk thistle and the susposed original four “essiac” herbs burdock root, slippery elm, sheep sorrel, and indian/turkey rhubarb.

Red Clover is reputed as well to purify the blood, assists with baterial infection, inflamation of the lungs and bowls, aids with kidney issues, liver disease, improves immune system function and has a benefit with skin disorders.

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The Herbs “Castor Oil”

In Castor Oil, Herbs on June 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Yes, I said it castor oil.  “If you don’t do as your told your going to get a heaping spoon of castor oil.” Was a threat hear by many a child in times gone by; now it would be”I’m going to take away your video game player or no cell phone for a week.”

But besides punishment castor oil like so many natural products has benefits that are just as useful today as they where then.  Castor oil has had it’s advocates and it’s detractors over the years but when dealing with any herb it is best to understand what you are working with or stay out of the kitchen.

First of all castor oil is not to be made in the home as castor beans themselves carry a deadly toxin which is left behind when the oil is extracted via specific pressing.  See wikipedia under castor oil for more details on the bean.

The oil befret of the toxins provided a variety uses to the people of olden times and even not that long ago a man named, Edgar Cayce, suggested time and time again castor oil for a variety of aliments.

What we know of:

Castor Oil:

Disclaimer*

All the information and/or opinions on this site are for investigational reference only. No remedys found here or anywhere on the net should be tried without the aid and consultation of a competant, skilled, and knowledgeable medical-practioner or health-care provider.  I have tried to maintain my opinion based on observed “facts” and not fiction but anything from incorrect information to typegraphical errors could cause any and/or all of these materials to be inaccurate or illegable.  Please do not try any of this on your own as neither I nor wordpress can not be held responsible for your actions. If you can not abide by this please leave the site without reading it’s contents.  BUT please do feel free to do your own research and share what you have learned by comment and contradiction.

Alternate Medicine Opinions

In Alternate Medicine on June 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
First a few external opinions
In the article :
“Does Complementary-Alternative Medicine Really Work?”
A Healthnotes Newswire Opinion
By Alan R. Gaby, MD
Located @

Disclaimer*

All the information and/or opinions on this site are for investigational reference only. No remedys found here or anywhere on the net should be tried without the aid and consultation of a competant, skilled, and knowledgeable medical-practioner or health-care provider.  I have tried to maintain my opinion based on observed “facts” and not fiction but anything from incorrect information to typegraphical errors could cause any and/or all of these materials to be inaccurate or illegable.  Please do not try any of this on your own as neither I nor wordpress can not be held responsible for your actions. If you can not abide by this please leave the site without reading it’s contents.  BUT please do feel free to do your own research and share what you have learned by comment and contradiction.