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swamideva 07-06-2013 10:58 PM

Herbal Medicine

Western medicine sees the body as a machine, where you try to fix a broken part or take it out. In Eastern Medicine, the body is seen as a garden. If the leaves are wilting or turning brown, you examine the condition of the soil, see if the plant is getting enough water & sun or if the roots are being impinged upon. You don’t just paint the leaves green! From the classic book on Chinese Med 'Between Heaven and Earth'.

With all the illnesses and complications man-made drugs can cause, you may be curious about 10 benefits of herbal medicine. Why would you consider herbal treatments for an illness rather than manufactured drugs? Herbs such as plantago psyllium seed, rhubarb juice, aloe vera, garlic and even boiled onionskin, in addition to hundreds of other, have proven benefits. These herbs have been found to cleanse the colon, improve the body’s natural ability to absorb food, boost the immune system and improve digestion. If that doesn't make you want to consider going natural, just look at the additional 10 medicinal benefits of herbs listed below.

Herbal medicine can be used to prevent blood circulation problems. High blood pressure, varicose veins, angina and ulcers can be cured with the help of herbal medicines such as garlic, hawthorn, capsicum, motherwort and ginger.
Herbal medicine can be used as a natural method to control weight and reduce the amount of fat the body stores. Burdock root, chickweed, flax seed, fennel root, alfalfa, hawthorn and numerous other herbs have been successful when used to naturally reduce body weight.

Herbal medicine can be used to diminish or prevent the effects of allergies, such as allergies to food, insects, dust mites, dust and even pollen. Using nettle, butterbur, astragalus or ephedrine with caution can control allergic reactions to naturally occurring matter in the air.
Herbal medicines such as bitter melon, garlic, onion, gingko balboa, cinnamon and numerous others can be used to control blood sugar levels. This can be of great help to diabetic patients.

Using herbal medicines such as goldenseal, chamomile, slippery elm bark and dandelion can strengthen the body’s immune system. Strengthening the immune system will provide the body with the ability to fight foreign illnesses and invaders.

Herbal medicines such as ginseng, feverfew, garlic and spearmint can help the body as well. They can help in fighting migraines and indigestion and can increase stamina and protect the liver from damage due to toxins introduced in food.

Got a cold or sinus infection? Herbal medicines such as slippery elm bark, chamomile and licorice can ease the discomfort and pain of sore throats and prevent coughs.
For the woman suffering with menstrual pain or PMS, herbal medicine received from drinking dandelion tea, slippery elm bark and chamomile can help. Such remedies will ease cramps and pain.

Herbal medicines introduced into the body at an early stage in life can offset the issues occurring from preservatives in food. Cancer has been known to be hindered by using herbs regularly.

Herbal medicines given to young children when they are born and fed regularly have been known to increase the child’s level of intelligence. Studying children who have been fed herbs from birth has shown increased intelligence even higher achievement in school.

Much too often, we pop a pill that controls the issue at hand. Yet, that same pill has the potential to cause several other health issues. So we go spiraling out of control when trying to cure a simple headache. Before you realize what's happening, your medicine cabinet has gone from one prescription drug to several. With each doctor visit, more prescription drugs are added. Herbal medicines use products grown from the earth in their natural state and work to heal or minimize medical problems and strengthen the body‘s natural ability to prevent illness.

We need to remember to treat the CAUSE of the illness, rather than just masking symptoms with dangerous chemicals.

"Big Pharma" profits off of the population being sick. Their income is solely generated from the illness of us all.

Big Pharma pushes doctors to overprescribe drugs, study finds:

Big Pharma Routinely Suppresses Data from Clinical Trials—but FDA Approves These Dangerous Drugs Anyway!

Cancer is the only disease that has been defeated dozens of times without anyone knowing it. In the last 100 years, dozens of doctors, scientists, and researchers have developed diverse and effective solutions against cancer only to be thwarted by the political and propaganda power of the drug-dominated medical profession. This is the story of Essiac, Hoxsey, Laetrile, Shark Cartilage, Mistletoe, and Bicarbonate of Soda all put together in a stunning overview that leaves no doubt that inexpensive cures for cancer do exist but are systematically blocked by Big Pharma because they come from nature and cannot be patented.
The Forbidden Cures:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gWLrfNJICeM

Cancer Cure: Soursop Shows Strong Evidence in Studies


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syxx 07-06-2013 11:44 PM

Lovely, lovely post!

Time to go for a forage in the wilds again. Get some Good Medicine. LOL

blue2 08-06-2013 08:48 AM

Swamdiveva you put that together well:) Incidently it's Gingko Biloba just a wee mispelling but never mind we get the gist of it.

I use Hawthorn Berry tincture together with organic unpasteurized Devon Cider Vinegar in warm water. I use Biona organic Cranberry Pure juice and Beetroot juice, James White Beet- It juice in winter when no beetroots left to juice, these combinations are excellent for getting blood pressure down in minutes.

I have a wonderful Cold Pressing Juicer called Omega Vert which I bought from UK Juicers with 10yr motor warranty, and it can take vegetables fruits and wheatgrass though I find it easier to buy in frozen organic Spelt Wheatgrass via Aconbury Sprouts but you have to pre order via email and ask for Spelt as special order.

I also juice garlic and white onions and I mix veges and fruits been doing it for few years. One thing that works for influenza and any infections is one cup Cider Vinegar, it can be Aspalls or Devon Cider vinegar from www.bobbyshealthyshop.com and one cup raw bioactive honey, one head of strong garlic whizzed in blender then put into sterilized jar it can be empty coffee jar with plastic lid, then refrigerate and will keep well for a week but you take one teaspoon on empty stomach but for bad cases use each two hours a dessertspoon and can be used in freshly squeezed orange juice, it works within a few days. I buy in my Bicarb Soda from Bobbys but you should never take with or at same time as food as it apparently takes goodness from it. It used to be known that a meal takes four hours to digest.

Hippocrates said "Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food" preferably organically grown yourself if possible. Gillian McKeith before she was rubbished said 'you are what you eat'.

swamideva 08-06-2013 11:35 AM

I cannot take credit its from Mind Unleashed a post that i received on facebook.

Though i can recommend a good source of or organic wild crafted herbal supplements and medicines.


Cayenne is amazing stuff but it needs to be good quality, an excellent source is from the above link.

And another site with information

vic mackey 08-06-2013 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by swamideva (Post 1061547865)
I cannot take credit its from Mind Unleashed a post that i received on facebook.

Though i can recommend a good source of or organic wild crafted herbal supplements and medicines.


Cayenne is amazing stuff but it needs to be good quality, an excellent source is from the above link.

And another site with information

Hi can other varieties of chilli pepper be used or does it have to be cayenne?

swamideva 08-06-2013 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by vic mackey (Post 1061548030)
Hi can other varieties of chilli pepper be used or does it have to be cayenne?

As far as i know just cayenne and good organic stuff. I take 1/2 straight into my mouth, its a rush as i feel it enlivening, energising and warming my whole body. If this to much mix with water.

Just found this


Cayenne Powder

A special blend of California, Florida and Mexican Habanero Peppers, African Birdeye Peppers, Chinese Hot Reds, Korean Aji, Thai Red, Japanese Red, California Jalapeno's and Serrano's.

This formula is a serious blend of the hottest cayenne peppers in the world. The peppers I use range in heat units from 90,000 to 575,000. You read it right, 575,000! No one else uses peppers in this heat range, if they could even find them. When I mix it I have to wear a special gas mask I bought from the German Special Forces. I am NOT kidding.
Therapeutic Action:

The benefits of daily cayenne usage are widely known. It is the greatest circulation stimulant known.

CAUTION, start with only a small amount! Do not encapsulate. Put a small amount in a little juice, stir and chug. Work your way up in dosage slowly. 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon 2 to 4 times daily.

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Curing With Cayenne

"If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."

- Dr. Richard SCHULZE, Medical Herbalist

If you are like most people who use herbs, you are a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none.

You know a little bit about a lot of herbs. What you know comes from the labels of herb bottles, or from the advice of healthfood store herbalists who write lots of books, but who never had real patients themselves.

When bad disease hits, all your herbal tidbits won't save you, and you'll be heading down the medical route, just like everyone else. Herbs can cure serious, scary diseases, but not by taking a capsule here and there. You need to know dosages, what forms of the herb, how to apply them, in what combinations, and when.

If you want to become a powerful healer for yourself and your family, master one herb...cayenne pepper. Knowing cayenne deeply will give you and your family more cures than dabbling in twenty herbs.

Learn cayenne deeply before you go on to anything else.

Life is like karate. If you smash a brick with your hand, you will accomplish nothing and bruise yourself. But if you mentally focus your energy, then you can achieve what seems impossible.

Focus. Don't scatter your energy. Being a good nutritional conversationalist won't save you from many of the diseases in this book. To cure yourself, you will need a detailed knowledge of cayenne.

Put the time in. Study this book. Practice now, so that when the emergencies come, you will act by reflex and not panic.

Students always ask Dr. Schultz, "What are the ten most important herbs to have in the home?" He tells them, "At the top of the list is cayenne pepper, because it will make the other nine work better."

I began by asking Dr. SCHULZE......http://www.whale.to/a/cayenne.html

Dr Richard Schulze is the man. He is well worth researching. He has often got into trouble with the AMA for curing incurable diseases with megadoses of herbs. He has also been raided by the FBI or CIA cant remember which. They try to shut him up but he won't stop.

vic mackey 08-06-2013 11:12 PM

Ah right, the varieties listed in the cayenne powder such as habanero and bird eye are what I was talking about, didn't know they were all cayenne.
Im gonna check out the Dr Richard Schulze interview, Thanks for the info.

blue2 09-06-2013 12:22 AM

I know someone who imports Richard Schulz stuff or should I say puts together the herbal kidney and liver cleanses but to first do the flushes for kidneys using juice of one lemon and one lime in glass of filtered water with cayenne pepper this speeds up metabolism then followed with herbal kidney cleanse about twenty minutes later.:) He saved his own life from what I recall reading quite some months back.

blue2 09-06-2013 12:26 AM


Originally Posted by swamideva (Post 1061547865)
I cannot take credit its from Mind Unleashed a post that i received on facebook.

Though i can recommend a good source of or organic wild crafted herbal supplements and medicines.


Cayenne is amazing stuff but it needs to be good quality, an excellent source is from the above link.

And another site with information

Thank you for this I had forgotten about Herbs Hand Healing so now I've saved it in my favourites.:)

swamideva 09-06-2013 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by vic mackey (Post 1061549272)
Ah right, the varieties listed in the cayenne powder such as habanero and bird eye are what I was talking about, didn't know they were all cayenne.
Im gonna check out the Dr Richard Schulze interview, Thanks for the info.

Your welcome.

pepsi78 09-06-2013 02:17 PM

You know I don't agree with you on the other subject, but this, I agree with you. Thank you fur a beautiful post.
But on a side note, it is good to combine the two notions and use them in accordance.

Face it without computers you would not be here posting this stuff, communicating to everyone what you have to say.
Pint point accurate laser guided machines may save your live in a surgery say on your brain. Say you got hit by something that squashed your cranium and only a very fine machinery can repair the damage to your brain.

Then there is this notion where all the people in today's world are living like programed robots, that is also true.
Tec is not evil, extreme tec is evil when it is abused.

What is it not bad when abused, even a fruit from nature can kill you if you eat too much of it, just like Vitamin C if you take too much of it.
Nothing is healthy on extremities.

When it comes to medicated drugs I must say they are the worst thing ever. They will trash you so I must agree on this line.

swamideva 17-06-2013 01:25 AM

swamideva 17-06-2013 01:27 AM


10 Health Benefits of Ginger

1. Ovarian cancer treatment
2. Colon cancer prevention
3. Morning sickness relief
4. Motion sickness remedy
5. Reduces pain and inflammation
6. Heartburn relief
7. Prevention of diabetic nephropathy
8. Migraine relief
9. Menstrual cramp relief
10. Cold and flu prevention

swamideva 17-06-2013 01:38 AM

Essiac Tea is a Cancer Cure Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About:

A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920's. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the tiny Canadian village of Bracebridge, north of Toronto.

At first, she accepted whatever anyone could easily afford, even eggs and produce, for her services. She turned no one down. After 1937, she charged no fees! She didn't make money off the tea though she successfully treated many hundreds. Her rewards were harassment by the Canadian Health Ministry, and betrayal by a private corporation she had hoped would help make Essiac tea a legal cancer cure.

Though the name of the tea, Essiac, was derived from spelling Rene's surname Caisse backwards, she was not the original formulator. The ingredients and recipe came originally from an Ojibway Native American medicine man in remote northern Canada.

Essiac's Origin

Rene Caisse was an RN in a Canadian hospital in 1922 when she came upon an elderly patient who had survived breast cancer 30 years earlier. At that time, the woman was living in remote northern Canadian mining camp with her husband. She was admitted to a hospital for breast cancer and told her breasts would have to be removed.

She decided against surgery and went back to the mining camp. In the camp area, she had earlier come upon an Ojibway medicine man who claimed he could cure her cancer. Upon her return, he showed her which herbs to use, how to pick and culture them, and how to prepare the tea. She followed his instructions and within several months was completely cured. She lived in good health for another 30 years.

Since Rene had an aunt and step father with cancer at the time, she was interested in the herbs and how to prepare the tea. So that elderly woman conveyed the Ojbway medicine's ingredients and recipe to nurse Caisse, who in turn treated her cancer stricken family members. Regarding her stepfather: "It took some time, said Rene, but eventually he was cured."

From then, she continued with so much success that in 1933 the small town of Bracebridge allowed her to use the defunct British Lion Hotel as a clinic for virtually no rent, one dollar per month. She continued her work in the clinic from 1934 to 1942. Hundreds of Cancer patients were treated successfully, while she charged little or nothing. She cultivated the herbs, brewed the tea in the kitchen, and administered it both orally and by injection.

Of course, during that time and after, Rene Caisse was the center of controversy and harassment from Canadian authorities. She has stated that the only reason she was not imprisoned was because of popular support from Bracebridge's Town Council, several prestigious doctors, and of course her many cured patients. One of whom was cured of both cancer and diabetes.

The diabetes cure surprised even Rene! Due to this support, from 1937 on, Nurse Caisse was permitted to treat cancer under the strict conditions of 1) treating only terminally ill patients, 2) using an established medical doctor for prognosis and diagnosis, and 3) not accepting any fees for her services. She agreed to those terms and continued.

Regarding her over 50 years of harassment, Rene lamented, "I never dreamed of the opposition and the persecution that would be my lot in trying to help suffering humanity with no thought of personal gain."

Essiac Makes It's Way to the USA

Despite so many successfully treated cancer patients' testimonies, the general public was kept in the dark about Essiac Tea. Caisse made an effort to get the Essiac out into the public light in 1977, a year before her death. She made a deal with a company called Resperin, whom she thought had the clout to legalize her Essiac tea. But Caisse was told she was no longer needed after the agreement.

Resperin was actually in the pocket of the Canadian government and medical authorities. So that project vaporized, and the formula seemed destined to obscurity. Then along came a successful California chiropractor who specialized in treating world class athletes of all types, Dr. Gary Glum. He had heard about Essiac's healing qualities and started his search for the formula and recipe.

He eventually came upon someone in Detroit, who chooses to remain anonymous, who was cured with Essiac of what was diagnosed as incurable cervical cancer. She had the original formula, and Gary bought it from her. Then Gary went to Canada to interview Mary McPhearson, a close personal friend and assistant to Nurse Caisse before Rene passed on in 1978.

There Dr. Glum also confirmed the authenticity of the formula he had purchased, and uncovered enough information about Rene Caisse and her work to begin writing his book, Calling of an Angel. In that book, Dr. Glum told the story of Rene Caisse, and he told how and where to get the formula, which since has been disseminated all over the western world.

Gary Glum had to self publish the book because it was so threatening to the cancer industry, and there was the danger of slam dunk wrongful death lawsuits on publishers since Essiac was not FDA approved. So no one would risk publishing it. That book and his second, Full Disclosure, which reveals the true source of AIDS as man made and the depopulation agenda, put Glum in harm's way for some time.

He was harassed by US Marshals and almost completely financially ruined by bogus IRS claims, and a Naval Intelligence operative later threatened his life and the lives of his family if he continued publishing his two books. Only a few of Gary's books are still available, but there are summarized pdf versions available free on line.

Here's what Dr. Glum had to say about Essiac for AIDS in an interview circa 1990: "I also worked with the AIDS Project Los Angeles . . . . They had sent 179 patients home to die. They all had pneumocystis carinii and histoplasmosis. Their weight was down to about 100 pounds. Their T-4 cell counts were less than ten."

"The Project gave me five of these patients. I took them off the AZT and the DDI and put them on Essiac three times a day. Those are the only ones alive today. The other 174 are dead. But this information is not being disseminated either, because AIDS is on the horizon as another big moneymaker.

Dr. Glum also had success with a few cancer patients that came his way. For example, he was involved with treating one young boy with a virulent form of terminal leukemia. The boy recovered completely with Essiac Tea, only to die later from heart failure. The damage to his heart that caused the failure was traced to his earlier chemotherapy treatments!

While researching for his book, Gary Glum came across Dr. Charles A. Brusch, who was a personal physician for the late President John F. Kennedy. Dr. Brusch also ran a cancer clinic in Boston, MA. He had Rene Caise work there with him from 1959 to 1962. Dr. Brusch treated both his own cancer and Ted Kennedy's son's incurable cancer successfully with Essiac. Unfortunately, he was hit with a gag order and told to keep quiet or wind up in prison for the rest of his life.

Of course, Dr. Charles Brusch chose to remain silent publicly. However, Dr. Glum, in his book Calling of an Angel, had this quote from Dr. Brusch, "The results we obtained with thousands of patients of various races, sexes and ages, with all types of cancer, definitely prove Essiac to be a cure for cancer. All studies done in four laboratories in the United States and one more in Canada fortify this claim."

Immediately after Rene Caisse's death, authorities ransacked her home and burned Nurse Caisse's records. But her friend Mary McPherson had saved some, and a series of autobiographical articles by Nurse Caisse had become public record. The few privy to the treatment's ingredients and protocol kept a low profile to avoid harassment.

But thanks to Dr. Glum's investigative journalism, the secret is out, albeit among the scattered few, and without the caveats that should be known widely among those scattered few. First the ingredients, then the caveats.

Essiac Ingredients

Despite the development of 6 and 8 herb Essiac teas recently, the 4 herb version remains as a staple. It has a proven record of cured patients since the late 1920's. Brewing your own Essiac tea is favored by most upon ordering the herbs, which are sometimes packaged individually, or pre-mixed into one bag.

* 6 1/2 cups of burdock root (cut)

* 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb (powdered)

* 1/4 pound of slippery elm bark (powdered)

* 1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root (powdered)

These amounts of ingredients combine to make 8 quarts or 2 gallons of the tea. Cutting each amount in half makes one gallon at a time. Some instructions say to mix all the ingredients well before placing them in water, store the dry herbal mix in a glass jar in a dark dry place, and take out one ounce per 32 ounces of water (one quart) at a time.

Which ever way you wish to parse it out, the herbs are boiled hard without a lid for 10 minutes, some say 20; then, cover with a lid and steep over night on the stove. In the morning, heat it up to steaming hot (not boiling), then let it settle and pour into glass or ceramic containers. Use stainless steel or cast iron pots for boiling, and glass or ceramic containers for storing. Keep the containers or container with the tea capped in a dark cool place until first used. After opening, it must be refrigerated.

The dosage depends on the condition. For immune tonic use or very mild ailments, 2 ounces once daily. Increase the frequency up to 3 times daily with up to 3 ounces each time according to the severity of the ailment, which is usually cancer. The refrigerated tea can be added to hot water or warmed up for consumption. Cancer patients undergoing other treatments, even with allopathic drugs, have used the tea as well.

However, cancer or AIDS should be treated holistically by abstaining as much as possible from toxic medicines, toxic foods, toxic household and cosmetic items, and toxic thinking. The cancer patient should also have a meatless diet of organic food and get as much sunshine and Vitamin D and C supplementation as possible. Using Essiac tea while indulging in old life style habits that probably started the cancer or any other disease is not the best way to heal.

Essiac Caveats

The quality of the ingredients is the most important aspect of beneficial Essiac. There are too many watered down versions out there. Dr. Glum has stated that some providers are using irradiated herbs and even replacing sheep sorrel herbs, a common weed declared as illegal for use in Canada, with curly dock, a weed similar to red sorrel. This is critical since it has been laboratory tested and proven that sheep sorrel is the actual cancer cell killer in Essiac Tea.

The other ingredients combine for a synergistic immune booster and blood purifier. Even as important is the fact that Rene Caisse used the whole sheep sorrel weed, roots and all. She discovered the roots to be very critical for sheep sorrel's efficacy. Most Essiac herbal or ready made tea providers use only the leaves of sheep sorrel even if they do use the weed. It's easier and cheaper to harvest the leaves from the weeds while leaving the roots intact to grow more leaves.

To avoid irradiation, order via commercial overland courier services, such as UPS and FedEx, not the postal service, which is required to irradiate herbs. Even if flown in by a commercial service, there is a strong chance of irradiation, especially if coming from another country. This is a problem with Turkish rhubarb root, which is not naturally indigenous to America.

However, there is a possibility of getting Turkish rhubarb root cultivated in North America, as well as the powdered sheep sorrel complete with roots. There are many people who have survived cancer, and a few have used Essiac to cure AIDS as well. Many have improved their overall health by using Essiac Tea as a tonic. Yet there are some who complain about little or no effect from Essiac.

This discrepancy points at least partially to the herb quality issue. The proper high quality 4 herb mixture has been effective on cancer, AIDS, and diabetic patients. Rene Caisse never compromised on the ingredients, and she could be stubborn about mixing protocols as well! It's important that anyone using Essiac have the best ingredients the way Nurse Caisse did.

Go here for more information on this matter:


The History of Essiac and Nurse Caisse

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026928_ca...#ixzz20MmPJ1os

swamideva 17-06-2013 01:43 AM

Chia is Nature's Complete Superfood.
Chia is the highest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein.
Chia is a great tasting seed that is easy to include in the daily diet for improved health.
Chia seeds were first used as food as early as 3500 BC and were one of the main dietary components of the Aztecs and the Mayans.

Why is it a “superfood”?

Chia seeds have:

-2 times the protein of any other seed or grain.

-5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron, which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones.

-2 times the amount of potassium as bananas.

-3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries.

-3 times more iron than spinach.

-Copious amounts of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids (one ounce of these power-packing seeds contains more than eight times the amount of omega-3 fatty acid found in a similar measure of wild salmon).

With all this nutritional goodness, it’s no wonder that some medical studies have shown important cardiovascular and other health benefits from consuming chia. Despite some promising results, however, research on chia is still largely lacking and more work needs to be done until anything can be said conclusively.

What's the difference between black and white seed?

This is the most common question we are asked about Chia.
The answer is simple. The 'black' variety of Chia naturally contains a combination of black, grey and white seeds. The 'white' Chia variety was formed by specially selecting white seeds from the black variety. We grow dedicated paddocks of black and white seed. Aside from the obvious colour difference, the seed itself is virtually the same in all of its properties - size, taste and smell, with the exception of a few minor seasonal nutritional differences.

Chia is a fantastic way to enhance your daily diet with a bonus nutritious boost. Chia has a pleasant mild nutty taste and can be added to any food or beverage without altering the original flavour.
We recommand a daily serve of 15 grams which is the equivalent of 1 level tablespoon.
Chia can be sprinkled over salads, cereals and muesli or incorporated into breads, muffins, slices, cookies or porridge.
Why not try Chia as a gel? When mixed with water (ratio - 1 tablespoon of Chia to 1 cup of water), Chia seed forms a unique nourishing gel that can be added to smoothies, juices, breakfast shakes, herbal teas, yogurts, soups, salad dressing or sauces.

Chia in history

Chia seeds were first used as food as early as 3500 BC and were one of the main dietary components of the Aztecs and the Mayans. Chia seeds were eaten as a grain, drunk as a beverage when mixed with water, ground into flour, included in medicines, pressed for oil and used as a base for face and body paints.
The Spanish conquests of America destroyed much of the intensive agricultural production systems that were in place however small pockets of producing regions remained in Central and South America.

In the 1990s a research initiative was launched between a North American non profit organisation and a group of South American farmers with the goal of increasing and diversifying commercial production in the region. Chia was selected as part of the cropping program and growing trials proved successful. In the years that followed small scale, commercial production of Chia began.

sukiari 21-06-2013 12:21 AM

Ginseng works like magic for asthma. I've also had good experiences with lavender for asthma.

I use willow bark that I harvest myself for pain relief. I stick the new willow shoots in some Monopolova vodka and let it steep for a few months. One shot of it works wonders and it tastes like lemons, not like the nasty taste you get from synthetic aspirin.

swamideva 25-06-2013 08:20 PM

Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'


This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic's pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.

The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.

The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun's tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago.[i] In Arabic cultures, black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the "seed of blessing." It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed said of it that it is "a remedy for all diseases except death."

Many of black cumin's traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 458 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it.

We have indexed salient research, available to view on GreenMedInfo.com on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:

Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
Insulin Sensitizing
Interferon Inducer
Leukotriene Antagonist
Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor

These 22 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. While it is remarkable that this seed has the ability to positively modulate so many different biological pathways, this is actually a rather common occurrence among traditional plant medicines.

Our project has identified over 1600 natural compounds with a wide range of health benefits, and we are only in our first 5 years of casual indexing. There are tens of thousands of other substances that have already been researched, with hundreds of thousands of studies supporting their medicinal value (MEDLINE, whence our study abstracts come, has over 600,000 studies classified as related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

Take turmeric, for example. We have identified research indicating its value in over 600 health conditions, while also expressing over 160 different potentially beneficial pharmacological actions. You can view the quick summary of over 1500 studies we have summarized on our Turmeric Research page, which includes an explorative video on turmeric. Professional database members are further empowered to manipulate the results according to their search criteria, i.e. pull up and print to PDF the 61 studies on turmeric and breast cancer. This, of course, should help folks realize how voluminous the supportive literature indicating the medicinal value of natural substances, such as turmeric and black seed, really is.

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:

Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.[ii]

Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.[iii]

Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.[iv]

High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.[v]

Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma.[vi] Another study, this time in human subjects, found that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent antiasthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.[vii]

Acute tonsillopharyngitis: characterized by tonsil or pharyngeal inflammation (i.e. sore throat), mostly viral in origin, black seed capsules (in combination with Phyllanthus niruri) have been found to significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.[viii]

Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.[ix]

Colon Cancer: Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile.[x] Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.[xi]

MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.[xii]

Opiate Addiction/Withdrawal: A study on 35 opiate addicts found black seed as an effective therapy in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.[xiii]

Sometimes the biblical reference to 'faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains' comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it? This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life's immense and immortal power.

If we understand the true nature of the seed, how much life (past, present and future) is contained within it, it will not seem so far-fetched that it is capable of conquering antibiotic resistant bacteria, healing the body from chemical weapons poisoning, or stimulate the regeneration of dying insulin-producing beta cells in the diabetic, to name but only a fraction of black seed's experimentally-confirmed powers.

Moving the mountain of inertia and falsity associated with the conventional concept of disease, is a task well-suited for seeds and not chemicals. The greatest difference, of course, between a seed and a patented synthetic chemical (i.e. pharmaceutical drug), is that Nature (God) made the former, and men with profit-motives and a deranged understanding of the nature of the body made the latter.

The time, no doubt, has come for food, seeds, herbs, plants, sunlight, air, clean water, and yes, love, to assume once again their central place in medicine, which is to say, the art and science of facilitating self-healing within the human body. Failing this, the conventional medical system will crumble under the growing weight of its own corruption, ineptitude, and iatrogenic suffering (and subsequent financial liability) it causes. To the degree that it reforms itself, utilizing non-patented and non-patentable natural compounds with actual healing properties, a brighter future awaits on the horizon. To the degree that it fails, folks will learn to take back control over their health themselves, which is why black seed, and other food-medicines, hold the key to self-empowerment.

swamideva 26-07-2013 07:27 PM

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neila 26-07-2013 09:23 PM

I didn't realise that about black seed oil. They sell it in Morisons and it's with the asian hair products. I read on the back that you can take it as a health remedy. I might get some. Also about the turmeric, they also sell that in raw form in morrisons too. I read somewhere that if taken with black pepper it increases it's intensity and healing.

Good thread :)

swamideva 28-07-2013 04:25 AM

Food as medicine

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