Action: The actions of the various herbs
in this compound overlap to a large degree, but chiefly they are: bronchodilation
(Khella), antispasmodic (Skunk Cabbage & Thyme), anti-inflammatory
(Turmeric, Grindelia & Thyme), and expectorant (Turmeric, Grindelia
Uses: Specific for treating chronic bronchial
asthma, and mild asthma attacks. With continued
use this compound can moderate or eliminate chronic symptoms experienced
between attacks (shortness of breath and wheezing),
and can lessen the frequency of attacks and diminish their duration
Dose: Palliative tonic between attacks:
Two to four times per day, take 30 to 40 drops in a little water or,
better yet, in strong Licorice Root Tea. To facilitate undisturbed sleep,
take the last dose of the day just before retiring. Continued treatment
for several weeks is sometimes needed to achieve best results. Treating
mild attacks: Give 30 to 40 drops in a little water every 1
to 3 hours, depending upon severity of attack and response to treatment.
Do not give more than 8 doses in a 24-hour period.
Adjunct Therapy: In bronchial asthmas (not cardiac
asthmas) associated with irregular heart action an impaired pulmonary
circulation, take 30 to 40 drops of Healthy
Heart Tonic 3 times per day.
To moderate nervousness or anxiety associated with asthma take 30 to
40 drops of Nervous
System Tonic 3 times per day.
Asthma symptoms can sometimes be moderated or eliminated
by rubbing undiluted Lobelia Extract into the upper chest and upper
back (between the shoulder blades).
• Skunk Cabbage Compound can often be helpful as an adjunct
or substitute remedy when the above treatments fail to achieve full
results. Metabolic dysfunction of the liver is often associated with
asthma. Therefore, liver restoratives such as Healthy
Liver Tonic may assist in the successful treatment of asthma. Excellent
relief from asthma can often be seen by eliminating white sugar, white
flour, and especially dairy products from the diet.
Cautions: The above information does not apply to cardiac
asthmas (asthma-like symptoms caused by heart disease). In severe asthmatic
attacks the above treatments may help to some degree, but it will probably
be necessary to utilize more potent medicine in these cases. Asthma
can often be a serious health problem, and can even be life-threatening.
Therefore, anyone suffering from asthma should be treated by a qualified
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