New PDF release: 10 Essential Herbs for Lifelong Health

By Barbara L. Heller M.S.W.

ISBN-10: 1580172830

ISBN-13: 9781580172837

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Menthol is antispasmodic, relaxing the muscles of the digestive tract. It’s a wonderful digestive aid, mild enough to soothe children’s stomachaches and excellent for adult indigestion and stomach upset. Studies show that menthol may also prevent stomach ulcers and stimulate bile secretion. Germany’s Commission E has officially approved peppermint as an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The decongestant action of peppermint also makes it a helpful adjunct in the treatment of many so-called winter ailments—the stuffiness and fever of colds and coughs as well as pneumonia.

Garlic’s anticlotting action could cause problems for those with existing clotting disorders. Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) What plant has been used to treat digestive difficulties for more than 25 centuries? What plant’s root is used today for its powerful antinausea effects and as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? A container full of its ground essence probably sits on your spice shelf. The answer is ginger, the powerful attributes of which have been affirmed by historical, anecdotal, and scientific evidence.

Store in a cool, dark location, where it will keep for 3 to 6 months. Safety and Cautions for Calendula James Duke, botanist and author, points out that people who have hay fever may have an allergic reaction to this herb, especially if taken internally; he advises that a person stop taking it at the first sign of any itching or other discomfort. The PDR for Herbal Medicines states that there are no known health hazards or side effects when calendula is used in normal doses. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Chamomile’s pretty white flowers with yellow centers make a lovely, mild, relaxing tea.

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