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Also used in the manufacture of porcelain and pottery, as an emollient, and as a poultice and gastrointestinal adsorbent. Nontoxic. The final report to the FDA of the Select Committee on GRAS Substances stated in 1980 that it should continue its GRAS status with no limitations other than good manufacturing practices. CLOPIDOL • Additive used in chicken and turkey feeds to combat parasites. The FDA tolerance for residues in milk is 0.02; for cereal, grains, vegetables, fruits, meat of cattle, sheep, and goats, and in edible tissue of swine, it is 0.2 ppm. The tolerance is 1.

The roots, flowers, and leaves are used externally as a poultice. Nontoxic. There is reported use of the chemical, it has not yet been assigned for toxicology literature. ALUM • Potash Alum. Aluminum Ammonium. Potassium Sulfate. A colorless, odorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid used in astringent lotions, after-shave lotions, and as a styptic (stops bleeding). A double sulfate of aluminum and ammonium potassium, it is also employed to harden gelatin, size paper, or waterproof fabrics. In concentrated solutions alum has produced gum damage and fatal intestinal hemorrhages.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Josef A. Brinckmann and Michael P. Lindenmaier (See book keywords and concepts)

On the basis of its lawsone content, it is used in Central Europe and in North America primarily as a hair dye and for tattooing skin. The dried leaves are applied in the form of a paste (cataplasm dying) and with prolonged contact, the hair takes on a strong and lasting color. The paste is prepared using hot water. Occasionally, the addition of sour milk or lemon juice is recommended, or the addition of red wine in order to intensify the tannin effect and produce a bronze tint. In order to optimize and fix the dye, moist heat is required for the development of the color tone.

The Doctor's Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia

Sheldon Saul Hendler (See book keywords and concepts)

Alfalfa seeds are used in India to make a cooling poultice for the treatment of boils. In Colombia, the mucilaginous fruits of the alfalfa plant are used to treat coughs. Alfalfa seeds and sprouts contain the amino acid L-canaverine, which is structurally related to the amino acid L-arginine. L-canaverine has been shown to have anti-tumor activity against certain types of leukemia cells in mice and selective toxicity in dog cancer cells grown in vitro. L-canaverine inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and this could be the basis for the anti-bacterial action of alfalfa extracts.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

Relieves Aching Tooth, Gums Rural residents of the Ozark and Appalachian Mountains employ either mashed fresh catnip leaves or the dried herb powder as a crude poultice application directly to sore gums or aching teeth, to relieve the intense pain and suffering. If the powder is to be used, a piece of cotton is moistened with water and then some of the powder applied on the surfaces, after which the cotton is put into the mouth and held firmly against the aching tooth or just rubbed on the gums for quick relief.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

A pustule develops, which increases in size and tension. A poultice may be necessary to bring the boil to bursting point and to discharge its contents. Severe cases require lancing with a sharp sterile instrument. Defective personal hygiene may produce satellite lesions nearby by pus infecting other hair follicles or by burrowing under the skin (carbuncle). Where persistent, test for diabetes. Care should be taken to trace any underlying cause which should receive primary treatment: diabetes, kidney inflammation, anaemia, etc.

Horsetail poultice. See entry. Supplements. Vitamins C, E. HAEMATURIA. Blood in the urine. From the bladder - bright red. From the kidneys - smoky dark brown but not in clots. May not be long-lasting, clearing up without incident. Some food dyes and confectionery dye the urine red. Symptoms. Where due to kidney: pain in the back on same side as affected kidney. May indicate tumour. Professional help should be sought. The main symptom of nephritis. Should not be confused with blood of the menstrual flow. Alternatives. BHP (1983) recommends: Bur-Marigold, Horsetail, Sea Holly.

Comfrey poultice, Chickweed cream, Oils of Mullein, Jojoba or Evening Primrose. Diet. Oily fish (or fish oils). Low salt, low fat. Supplements. Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, Magnesium, Sulphur, Zinc. ARTHRITIS - RHEUMATOID A systemic inflammatory disease of several joints together where erosive changes occur symmetrically, and which may arise from inflammation and thickening of the synovial membrane. Cartilage becomes eroded and fibrous or even bony fusion leads to permanent fixation of a joint, or joints. Polyarthritis. An auto-immune disease. Symptoms.

Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide To Non-Toxic Treatment & Prevention

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

It also has value in skin cancer. A poultice of turmeric is a standard traditional Chinese recipe for skin pain or itching from sores or ringworms. An alcohol extract of turmeric as well as a cut-cumin ointment has now been shown to produce what scientists called "remarkable symptomatic relief' in patients with external cancerous lesions (5). A reduction of offensive odors were noted in 90 percent of the cases and a reduction in itching in almost all the patients.

The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

Dr. Mary Dan Eades (See book keywords and concepts)

Combine fenugreek, flaxseed, and slippery elm to make a poultice, and apply directly to the affected area. Dosages may vary, depending on the duration and severity of your symptoms. Follow package directions, or consult a qualified herbal practitioner. What makes it worse? • Red meat and egg yolk both contain fairly high amounts of arachidonic acid, the forerunner that your body alters to produce the "bad" group of prostaglandin messengers. Please refer to the Yin and Yang of Human Health on pages 24-27, for more information about prostaglandin messengers and their influence on inflammation.

Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century

Earl Mindell (See book keywords and concepts)

Basil Sweet basil is a plant that can be used as a poultice to draw poison from the skin. It is frequently used to alleviate bee stings and to draw underskin pimples to a head. 136. Black Cohosh Used to induce menstruation, relieve menstrual cramps, and promote labor and ease delivery. It is also used to treat persistent coughs and to reduce the swelling and soreness of rheumatism. Combined with skullcap, wood betony, passionflower, and valerian, it works as a natural tranquilizer. CAUTION: Do not use during pregnancy until in labor and then only under a doctor's supervision.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

One adult picked a handful of yarrow and crushed it between two stones, then applied this poultice directly to the kid's wound. It was then bound up with adhesive tape. A couple of days later we were able to get the youngster to a hospital, where a doctor looked at his leg. In his opinion, nothing seemed wrong with the leg and so he released the boy immediately. We attributed this remarkable healing to yarrow.

For several centuries now many common people throughout Italy have been utilizing bilberry as a tea and poultice to help heal stomach ulcers and exterior wounds. But it wasn't until the late 1980s that such a popular remedy could be medically verified. Two scientists, A. Cristoni and M.J. Magistretti, conducted some experiments using extracts of bilberry on rodents at the Inverni Delia Beffa Research Laboratories in Milan, Italy where they then worked.

Clean muslin cloth soaked in the strained solution, lightly wrung out and then laid on the afflicted skin makes a good poultice. In the November 1979 issue of the Soviet medical journal Vestnik Khirurgii Imeni was a report of superficial, deep and cavity wounds being successfully treated in 108 patients with a 20% tincture of birch buds in a 70% alcohol solution. To make your own tincture, combine 4 oz. (approx. 8 tablespoons) of powdered or cut birch or fresh birch buds (if available in your area) with 1 pt. of vodka. Shake daily, allowing the bark or buds to extract for about 2 weeks.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

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

This mixture, applied as a poultice, is an ancient household remedy for sprains, muscular pain, and inflamed joints.25 Curcumin's counter-irritant effect may also be a major factor in its topical anti-inflammatory action.24 Capsaicin, a similar pungent principle from Capsicum frutescens (cayenne pepper), has been shown to be quite effective as a topical pain reliever in cases of post-herpetic neuralgia and arthritis. Both capsaicin and curcumin deplete nerve endings of the neurotransmitter of pain, substance P.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

Swellings Reduced The same reference also suggests: "A poultice of borage leaves is an excellent application for swellings where there is much inflammation, or, indeed, for inflammation of any type." BOUQUET GARNI BOX ELDER (Acer negundo) (also see MAPLE) Brief Description The maple group of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere are found chiefly in more temperate regions and on tropical Bouquet garni is the internationally used French name for what domestic cooks or regular recipes might term "an herb bundle.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

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

Externally it has been used as a rubefacient and poultice, giving relief in skin diseases and insect bites.1"3 General description 567 Chemical composition 567 History and folk use 567 Pharmacology 568 Antimicrobial activity 568 Cardiovascular effects 568 Diabetes 568 Anti-asthmatic action 568 Antitumor effects 568 Dosage 568 Toxicology 568 Summary 569 PHARMACOLOGY Onion and garlic, due to their similar constituents, have many of the same pharmacological effects. There are, however, some significant differences that make one more advantageous than the other in certain conditions.

The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies

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

This decoction was also used topically for sores, rashes, and cuts. A poultice of lomatium was used for swellings, joint pain, and sprains. One of the interesting historical notes about lomatium is that it was used by Native Americans during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1917-1918. This is the epidemic that killed over 22 million people worldwide, and over 500,000 people in the United States. A doctor noticed that Native American Indians in the Nevada desert were recovering from the Spanish flu. He found they were boiling and ingesting lomatium root.

Many of the medicinal uses have come out of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines—treating liver disease, digestive problems, painful menstruation, and as a poultice for sprains and arthritis. In the West, it has become a major ingredient in curry powder, and it's also a coloring agent for prepared yellow mustard. MELLOW YELLOW Turmeric has many different active constituents. One group of these constituents that is thought to be important for its antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties is curcuminoids. Curcuminoids give turmeric its bright yellow-orange color (which makes for a good dye).

Natural Cures

Kevin Trudeau (See book keywords and concepts)

How-to: For a poultice, mix the powdered bark with water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area, then cover it with a bandage. Change the bandage and slippery elm preparation daily. For a soothing decoction, use one to three teaspoons of powdered bark per cup of water. Blend a little water in first to prevent lumpiness. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Drink up to three cups a day.

The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating

Rebecca Wood (See book keywords and concepts)

A European remedy for relieving rheumatic and some arthritic pains is to apply a poultice of hot (but not so hot as to burn the skin) millet porridge to the affected area. Millet reduces kapha. Of all the true cereal grains, millet has the richest amino-acid protein profile and the highest iron content. It is very rich in phosphorus and the B vitamins. It is glutenfree and due to its high alkaline ash content, the easiest grain to digest. This unusual makeup allows millet to be cooked without salt and yet be alkaline rather than acidic.

Health Benefits A skinned nopal pad may be substituted for aloe vera as a drawing poultice for contusions, bruises, and burns. It is also an anti-inflammatory and a diuretic. Its most remarkable use, however, is as a hypoglycemic tonic. Recent clinical studies confirm the oral tradition that nopales are effective for adult-onset diabetes and hypoglycemia. They reduce pitta. Use Most cultivated nopales are ..^m^ without spines and may be eas- v 'iv% ily peeled with a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife. Wild nopales still have their spines.

Externally, they're used as a poultice or pack for nosebleeds, vaginal discharge, and ulcerated sores in the mouth. Amaranth greens rank at the top as a superior and easily digested source of calcium and iron; they're also rich in protein, beta carotene, and vitamin C. Buying/Foraging/Harvesting You can find amaranth greens at an Asian greengrocer in late spring and early summer; they look like extra-large basil leaves but without serration. They can be oval or as narrow as mint. If foraging or harvesting, collect the greens from the plant before it flowers.

Used as a poultice, it is excellent to reduce fever or to reduce congestion from a concussion or a bump on the head. When combined with grains, tofu yields easily digested high-quality protein. Tofu is cholesterolfree and low in saturated fats. It is an excellent source of calcium; depending upon the coagulant used, it can equal milk in calcium content. It is a good source of other minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. It also contains essential B vitamins, choline, and fat-soluble vitamin E. Tofu reduces vata, pitta, and, when well spiced, kapha.

Prescription Alternatives, Third Edition: Hundreds of Safe, Natural Prescription-Free Remedies to Restore and Maintain Your Health

Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

A bath, wash or poultice was used to treat aches and pains in the joints. You can find white willow bark in capsule or tincture form at your health food store. Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium): Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman doctor Dioscorides, one of the first to write a medical textbook, recommended the herb feverfew for headaches. Feverfew is still the most effective treatment known for migraines. It is the only medicine that will help migraine headaches without side effects. This member of the daisy family is also called bachelor's buttons.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

This herb has been used medicinally for centuries—externally, as a poultice for skin problems and internally to treat variety of complaints, such as asthma, gastrointestinal problems, gynecological problems, or to enhance wound healing. Native Americans used this plant and its seeds commonly, and in England it was known as "King's cure-all." There has been a great deal of research with GLA in the last decade, much of it conducted in England where the majority of evening primrose oil is made. With close to 100 research papers published and many more in progress, the results are mixed.

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way

Susun S. Weed (See book keywords and concepts)

After a month of gradually decreasing treatment and attention (we were down to one poultice and 50 drops of tincture mix once a day), I proclaimed her cured. Within the week, the infection was back, worse than ever: Four lumps ulcerated right through her udder. Over the next seven days I put every ointment from my cupboard on her udder, but none of them seemed to really counter the infection and congestion. Even Bag Balm, an old standby yellow salve, didn't work its magic. A visiting healer insisted on poulticing her udder with clay.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

Because of the location of the sores, he was able to hold this poultice in place simply by pulling his briefs and pants back up again. I told him to keep it in place for several hours and then repeat the process again that night and all the following day with what was left. He followed my instructions to the letter and happily reported back to me on the third day that the staph sores were "almost gone." "Professor," he said, somewhat humorously, "you sure have a way with plants, don't you?" To which I replied with equal joviality, "And you sure have a way with the women, don't you Mike?

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