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Alternative Medicine the Definitive Guide, Second Edition

Larry Trivieri, Jr. (See book keywords and concepts)

For fatigue, try Panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng, suma, and oatstraw. • Acupuncture can help to strengthen and simultaneously desensitize, normalize, and regulate the immune system. • Ayurvedic medicine treats CFS by improving digestion and eliminating toxins and allergies. • Heat therapy involves artificially inducing fever in order to augment the body's ability to fight viral infections. Self-Care The following therapies can be undertaken at home under appropriate professional supervision.

Herbs for supporting liver function, important during detoxification, include milk thistle (Silybum mari-anum), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), and bupleurum (Radix bupleurum). • oatstraw (Avena sativa) and Siberian ginseng have proven useful in addiction treatment. • Ayurvedic medicine asserts that each of the three body types has certain weaknesses that, for different reasons, can lead to addiction. An individual develops addictive behavior while attempting to cope with fear and anxiety.

Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer: A Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment

Donald R. Yance, j r.,C.N., M.H., A.H.G., with Arlene Valentine (See book keywords and concepts)

Some of the most effective are passionflower, kava kava, oatstraw, skullcap, and, for those with poor cerebral circulation, valerian. It is best to use a fluid extract of the herb, adding 30 to 120 drops (% to 1 teaspoon, depending on the herb used) to hot water or a soothing herb tea such as chamomile or lemon balm. Sleep problems are unique to each individual, therefore, I recommend seeking the advice of a qualified herbalist. Many herbs help in specific ways: for example, pulsatilla is indicated for emotional upset.

Herbal Defense

Robyn Landis (See book keywords and concepts)

Irish moss, licorice, oatstraw, and nettle are magnesium-rich herbs. Studies show that vitamin B6 supplementation decreases frequency and severity of asthma attacks, according to Donald J. Carrow, M.D., and Mitchell Chavez, C.N.7 General Lifestyle for Asthma General good health habits are, of course, crucial if you hope to resolve asthma permanently. As with any condition, a favorable environment for healing must be created, both internally and externally. The basic healthy diet outlined on pages 107-117 should be observed generally. Any immune-weakening habits should be eliminated.

Two herbs high in soluble, digestible silicon are horsetail and oatstraw. These are synergistic with turmeric, so turmeric should be added to either or both to make a formula. 10 Herbs for Babies and Children Appropriately gentle choices of herbs, foods, and other natural remedies can be effective defenders of babies' and children's health too. You can enhance young people's immune systems to help them prevent or decrease common childhood illnesses, reduce mucus levels, minimize the chances of developing allergies, and avoid ear infections.

Herbs for bone maintenance and mineralization include nettle, alfalfa, slippery elm, oatstraw, and horsetail (these latter two are sources of digestible silicon, a trace element crucial to building of bone and other tissue). Algae are a rich, broad-spectrum source of minerals as well. Studies show that milk is not great for osteoporosis. In fact, the countries with highest osteoporosis rates are those that have the highest milk consumption. Absorption and retention, not intake, are the issues.

The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs

James A. Duke, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

For a tea to prevent miscarriage, Soule suggests two tablespoons of lemon balm (also known as melissa) and partridge berry leaves and one tablespoon each of stinging nettle leaves, oatstraw and raspberry leaves steeped in a quart of boiling water. Drink up to three cups a day. For delivery, she recommends a tea made with two parts each of holy basil, lavender and lemon balm and one part each of borage and pansy flowers. Alternate this with raspberry leaf tea.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

Some commonly used herbs are hayflower, oatstraw, and fenugreek, made as teas into which the compress cloths are dipped. The cold single compress has primarily a vasoconstrictive effect, both locally and distally. Due to this effect, it may be used to prevent or relieve congestion, reduce blood flow to an area, prevent edema following injury, inhibit inflammation, and relieve pain due to congestion. It may also be used to reduce body temperature when applied over a large area of the body. These compresses are renewed frequently (every 1-5 minutes) in order to maintain the primary cold effect.

The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies

Mark Stengler, N.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

I find this herb also works well in a combination formula with herbs such as valerian, oatstraw, skullcap, and passionflower. °^ Menstrual Cramps Chamomile can be used to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps, particularly when combined with herbs such as cramp bark. If you are experiencing menstrual cramps, I recommend placing a hot water bottle over the lower abdomen and taking chamomile every 15 minutes. In its homeopathic form, chamomilla is also quite effective for menstrual cramps. My wife, Angela—who is also a natural doctor—once suffered from cramps so badly that she had to lie down.

The complete Book of Water Healing - Using the Earth's most essential resource to cure illness, promote health, and soothe and restore body, mind, and spirit

Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Hayflower and oatstraw. Immediately releases skin impurities. Bran: Softens the skin. Fennel and Nettle: Mild detoxifiers. Epsom Salts: A strong perspiration inducer and muscle relaxer, but it may be too strong for persons in a weakened state. Ginger Powder Tea and Gingerroot Tea: They relax sore muscles, tone the skin, and greatly improve sluggish circulation. Ginger is so stimulating that it must be used only in small amounts at first, and then gradually increased to your tolerance. Sulphur: A general healing aid; also helps certain skin problems.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

OATS. oatstraw. Avena sativa L. Husks of oats. German: Evenhafer. French: Avoine. Spanish: Avena. Italian: Biada. Constituents: glycosyl flavones, proteins, Vitamin E. oil, proteins. Action: nerve restorative, antidepressant, tranquilliser, brain tonic. Cardiac tonic BHP (1983). Nutrient with selective action on brain and nerve cells. Source of minerals. Thymoleptic. Improves performance of athletes and stamina. "Oats have the highest content of iron, zinc and manganese of all grain species." (Dr A. Vogel) Uses.

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Paul Pitchford (See book keywords and concepts)

Silicon foods: oatstraw tea, barley gruel, oat groat tea, cucumber, celery, lettuce, and celery/lettuce juice. Silicon foods improve calcium metabolism and strengthen nerve and heart tissue. • Fruit: mulberries and lemons calm the mind (mulberries have the stronger effect of the two). Schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis; Mandarin: wu wei zi) calm the spirit and are prescribed in Chinese herbology for insomnia and to aid memory recall and concentration. Their astringent nature lends them to treating*frequent urination, nocturnal emissions, diarrhea, and excessive sweating.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

Combination: Action is enhanced by addition of Motherwort and oatstraw (equal parts). Tincture of Cereus, BPC 1934: dose 0.12 to 2ml (2-30 drops) in water. CACTUS. Opuntia series, native of Mexico. Differs from Selenicereus (night-blooming cactus) of the West Indies. Action: Astringent, haemostatic. Uses. Irritable bowel, mucous colitis, prostatitis. Preparations. Thrice daily. Tea: 2-3 dried or fresh flowers to each cup boiling water; infuse 15 minutes. Dose, half-1 cup. Liquid Extract. 5-15 drops. CAFFEINE. Vegetable alkaloid. Found in tea, coffee, cola, cocoa, etc.

Black Haw, True Unicorn root, Galangal, Oats, oatstraw, False Unicorn root, Kola, Hops. Vitamin B6. Magnesium. Cerebral thrombosis. See entry. Note. Cold water may help victims to survive: rapid loss of body heat protects the brain. (Child Health Department, University of Wales) Treatment by or in liaison with general medical practitioner or hospital specialist. BRAN. A concentrated form of food fibre (bulk). Bran can absorb nine times its own weight in water, and therefore forms easily-passed soft moist stools.

With Motherwort for heart conditions. With oatstraw and Skullcap for myalgic encephalomyelitis. With Mistletoe and Lime flowers for high blood pressure and epilepsy. Pregnancy. May be used during pregnancy and lactation. Preparations. Average dose, l-3g (tea) or fluid equivalent, thrice daily. Infusion. 1 teaspoon to cup boiling water; infuse 10-15 minutes. Dose: half-1 cup. Decoction. Half-1 teaspoon to cup cold water; cover, stand overnight. Dose, half-1 cup. Powder. 270mg capsules: 3 capsules morning and evening. (Arkopharma) Liquid Extract.

The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements and Herbs

Nicola Reavley (See book keywords and concepts)

These include valerian (Valeriana officinalis), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), chamomile (Matricaria recutita), vervain (Verbena officinalis), hops (Humulus lupulus), kava (Piper methysticum) and oatstraw (Avena sativa). Other herbs that may be useful in helping the body adapt to stress include ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus and Panax ginseng). See page 384 for more information on these herbs and the precautions that may be necessary. Kidney stones are usually made up of crystals of calcium oxalate, either alone or in combination with calcium phosphate.

The How to Herb Book: Let's Remedy the Situation

Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon (See book keywords and concepts)

Comfrey, Alfalfa, oatstraw, Irish Moss, 2. 3. _ Horsetail, Comfrey, Oat Straw, Lobelia. _White Oak Bark, Comfrey, Mullein, Black Walnut, Marshmallow, Queen of the Meadow, Wormwood, Lobelia, Scullcap. — high in calcium and other elements that help calcium be assimilated.

The complete Book of Water Healing - Using the Earth's most essential resource to cure illness, promote health, and soothe and restore body, mind, and spirit

Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Among his most important contributions was the use of such inexpensive herbs as hayflower or oatstraw for detoxification purposes. He experimented with healing procedures for a great many diseases, and was particularly active in helping to heal children. He developed the wet "nightshirt," dipped either in salt water or hayflower water, and this was one of the keystones of his treatment for children's diseases. After Kneipp, many prominent English, German, and American scientists investigated the therapeutic action of water on the body.

Foot Problems Use foot soaks with oatstraw for sore feet, knots on the feet, sores that develop pus, ingrown toenails, and blisters on the feet. Such baths are also useful for the pain of chronic gout, arthritis, and rheumatism. CHAMOMILE BATH Therapeutic Uses • To soothe skin • To open pores and eliminate blackheads • As an antiseptic • For digestive problems • As a sleeping aid The mild apple-smelling herb chamomile is one of the most versatile of herbs.

Have a perspiration-inducing drink, such as peppermint, hayflower, or oatstraw tea, ready at the bedside and by the bath. 3. Have containers of cold water for the cold compress at bath and bedside. 4. Prepare the damp wet sheet by plunging a large white cotton cloth or sheet into cold water. Wring it out so that it is damp, but not too wet. Keep it in the sink to apply directly after the bath while you are standing, or place it on the bed on the dry sheet for when you emerge from the bath. 5. Prepare a full hot bath or a hot footbath.

Add several drops of a tincture, or a handful of dried hayflowers, oatstraw, or bruised fennel seeds (encased in cheesecloth) to the bathwater once or twice a month. Colon Irrigation: To increase circulation. ASTHMA Asthma attacks are terrifying to both the sufferer and his or her family, and anxiety about an attack can aggravate another one. There are several causes. One type of attack is initiated by sensitivity to pollen, molds, animal danders, lint, or insecticide.

In particular, hayflower extract, oatstraw, or fennel tea will strongly detoxify the system. This type of elimination can also be encouraged by skin brushing. Such skin stroking can easily be accomplished with a special soft brush for dry-brushing the skin, loofah rubs, energetic wet washcloth massages, or kneading coarse salt plus water on the torso and limbs. Internal irrigation with a warm enema, or a professional colonic, will extract hardened waste material from the colon.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

Of the above, some have an effect upon a specific organ or system:- Coltsfoot (lungs), Bayberry (intestines), Dandelion (liver), Fringe Tree bark (pancreas), Goldenseal (mucous membranes), oatstraw, Oats (nervous system), False Unicorn root (uterus). TONSILLITIS. Inflammation of the tonsils. Infection may be viral or streptococcal. Acute or chronic. The chronic condition may be due to auto-toxaemia. When the eliminatory organs (bowels, kidneys, lungs) fail to expel accumulations of impurities an extra burden is placed on the lymphatic (de-toxifying) system, which includes the tonsils.

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