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DANDELION

DANDELION

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Dandelion

Actions: Alterative. General tonic to digestive organs; improves appetite and digestion. Mild-acting cleanser and decongestant to liver and gallbladder; enhances bile flow; promotes regularity of bowel movements. Diuretic and kidney cleanser.

Uses: Retrograde metabolism. Liver congestion, bile duct obstruction or deficient bile secretion. Chronic dyspepsia and indigestion. Chronic constipation. Many maladies associated with liver derangements can benefit from Dandelion (esp. arthritis, gout and skin disorders).

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 4 times per day. Best results are seen after several weeks of use.

Cautions: Liver cleansing can sometimes cause adverse reactions like nausea or colic (esp. with toxic liver or bile duct blockage). Lower dosage or discontinue use if this happens.

DAMIANA

DAMIANA

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Damiana

Actions: Flavorful aromatic. Nerve tonic and mild sedative. Soothing tonic to sexual and urinary organs; purported to increase libido. Promotes healthy menstruation. Soothing diuretic and expectorant.

Uses: Nervous debility and anxiety. Sexual atony and lack of libido in women. Inflammation of sexual organs and urinary tract in men and women. Menstrual malaise and discomfort. Taken in hot water it promotes onset of tardy menstrual period, but is not abortive. Emotional moodiness associated with PMS or menopause. Respiratory irritation and coughs.

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 3 to 5 times per day.

Cautions: None known.
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HEALTHY MENOPAUSE TONIC

HEALTHY MENOPAUSE TONIC

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Chaste Tree Berries

A blend of the liquid extracts of:

• Chaste Tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus) 30%
• Motherwort leaf & flower (Leonurus cardiaca) 22%
• Black Cohosh rhizome & rootlets (Cimicifuga racemosa) 17%
• Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 17%
* Pulsatilla flowering herb (Anemone pulsatilla) 14%

* Fresh • Dried

Actions: Chaste Tree berries help restore a normal estrogen/progesterone balance by increasing luteinizing hormone production and inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone.

Uses: Indicated in relieving the endocrine, somatic, and emotional symptoms associated with menopause and ovarian insufficiency: fatigue and lassitude; insomnia; nervousness, irritability or depression; heart palpitations; hot flushes and sweating; and related “odd sensations.”

Dose: Two to four times per day, take 30 to 40 drops in a little water. Positive results can take from several days to several weeks.

Adjunct Therapy: If heart palpitations are not relieved, add 30 to 40 drops of Healthy Heart Tonic to each dose of the above.

Cautions: Certain symptoms blamed on menopause are often not due to menopause at all, and there is a danger of neglecting a specific disorder that could and should be treated. It is therefore important to seek guidance from a qualified healthcare practitioner when experiencing health problems during menopause.

BUGLEWEED • MOTHERWORT COMPOUND

BUGLEWEED • MOTHERWORT COMPOUND

Hyperthyroid Remedy

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Motherwort

A blend of the liquid extracts of:

• Bugleweed flowering herb (Lycopus spp.) 30%
• Motherwort flowering tops (Leonurus cardiaca) 30%
* Cactus flower & stem (Selenicereus grandiflorus) 20%
* Lemon Balm leaf & flowering tops (Melissa officinalis) 20%

* Fresh • Dried

Actions: Thyroxine antagonist. Moderates an overactive thyroid gland. General sedative that soothes a nervous or excitable heart.

Uses: Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). Especially indicated when hyperthyroid condition is associated with nervous, overactive heart with palpitations or tachycardia.

Dose: Three to five times per day, take 30 to 50 drops in water.

Adjunct Therapy: To further support the heart, take 30 to 40 drops of Hawthorn Extract with each dose of the above.

For associated nervousness or tremor, take 30 to 40 drops of Nervous System Tonic with each dose of the above.

For associated sleeplessness, take Relaxing Sleep Tonic as directed.

Cautions: Hyperthyroidism can be a serious, life-threatening disease and should be treated under the care of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

This herbal compound may not be compatible with drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism. Consult your healthcare practitioner before mixing the two.

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ANDROGRAPHIS

ANDROGRAPHIS

Andrographis paniculata
Liquid extract of dried flowering herb

Actions:Bitter tonic to stimulate appetite and digestion. Clears heat from the blood and lowers fevers. Depurative (dispels toxins). Immunomodulatory (potentiates immune system activity); anti-inflammatory; antibacterial; antiviral. Hepatoprotective (liver protectant); choleretic (increases bile flow). Respiratory expectorant.
Uses: Treatment of fevers and various infections: prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections like colds, flu and coughs; sore throat and tonsillitis; urinary tract infections; gastro-intestinal tract infections; infectious hepatitis. Herpes. Allergies, hay fever and sinusitis. To protect the liver against infectious or toxic agents.

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 4 times per day.

Cautions: Centuries of traditional use have shown Andrographis to be a very safe remedy. However, modern medical studies on rats suggest that Andrographis may have an anti-fertility effect in large, long-continued doses. Therefore, until this issue is clarified, women who are pregnant, or desire to get pregnant, are advised to avoid taking Andrographis.

DONG QUAI (Dong Gui or Tang Kuei)

DONG QUAI (Dong Gui or Tang Kuei)

DONG QUAI
(Dong Gui or Tang Kuei)

Angelica sinensis
Liquid extract of smoke-dried root (per Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Actions: Enriches the blood, and promotes healthy blood circulation. Uterine tonic; increases DNA synthesis of uterus tissue and increases its regeneration. Regulates menstruation. Antispasmodic. Anti-inflammatory. Diuretic. Lubricates the intestines, and mildly laxative in larger doses. Dilates coronary vessels and increases coronary blood flow.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Tang Kuei is said to harmonize vital energy (“chi”) and to nourish the blood.

Uses: Amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea: painful periods, scanty menstrual flow or menstrual clotting. Menopause. Chronic pelvic infections. Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, thrombosis, bruises. Anemia. Tonic during convalescence from debilitating disease. Various skin maladies like boils, ulcers, eczema and psoriasis. Dry intestines and related constipation. Mild laxative for elderly or debilitated patients.

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 4 times per day.

Cautions: Moderate dosage during pregnancy.

VIOLET

VIOLET

VIOLET

Viola tricolor
Liquid extract of fresh flowering plant.

Actions: Soothing, demulcent expectorant and diuretic. Lowers fevers. Mild sedative. Gentle and effective alterative for babies and young children.

Uses: General infections, fever, colds, flu and coughs. Skin eruptions, hives, eczema, cradle cap and milk-crust. Smelly, staining or burning urine. Violet is especially indicated, and is very safe for babies and young children.

Dose: Adults can take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 5 times per day. Lower dosage according to body weight for children (see Clarks Rule ).

Cautions: None known.

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HORSE CHESTNUT

HORSE CHESTNUT

HORSE CHESTNUT

Aesculus hippocastanum
Liquid extract of dried mature seed.

Actions: Reduces blood vessel permeability and thereby reduces vascular fragility and moderates inflammatory swelling; increases ability of blood vessels to reabsorb excess fluids from intercellular tissue spaces.

Uses: Reduces swelling caused by injury and inflammation: bruises, fractures, brain trauma and strokes; especially effective for varicose veins, spider veins, thrombophlebitis and hemorrhoids; chronic venous insufficiency (tiredness, heaviness, cramps, pain, itching and swelling in the legs); leg cramps at night; congested uterus and cervix; congestion of portal vessels.

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops in half-cup of water, 2 to 4 times per day.

Cautions: Do not take undiluted extract internally. Large doses may cause nausea or itchy skin in some sensitive individuals.

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KHELLA

KHELLA

KHELLA

Ammi visnaga
Liquid extract of dried mature seed.

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Actions: Smooth muscle relaxant and antispasmodic; non-stimulating bronchial dilator and vasodilator. Dilates urinary tract and sphincters, and the bile ducts. Dilates coronary artery, strengthens heartbeat, and thereby enhances blood supply and metabolism of heart muscle.

Uses: Asthma, bronchitis and spastic coughs. Spasms and constriction of the urinary tract and bladder, and the gallbladder and bile duct; relieves urinary colic and facilitates discharge of urinary stones and thick mucous-pus discharge; relieves gallbladder colic and facilitates passage of gallstones. Indicated in coronary insufficiency, angina, arteriosclerosis, spastic heart, cardiac asthma, and recovery after heart attack. Does not increase heart rate or blood pressure. For spastic menstruation, begin taking three to five days before expected period and continue until period ends.

Dose: Take 30 to 60 drops, 3 to 5 times per day. In heart disease and asthma, Khella may need to be taken for several weeks for positive effects. As effects persist for up to six hours, Khella is best used to prevent asthma attacks (especially at night). Take 3 doses throughout the day and a dose before bed to assure a quiet night. Best combined with other respiratory antispasmodics (e.g., Skunk Cabbage, Lobelia, Thyme).

Cautions: Unreliable in acute asthma attacks or heart attacks. Avoid long exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation while taking Khella.

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GRINDELIA

GRINDELIA

GRINDELIA

Grindelia spp.
Liquid extract of dried flower bud & leaf.

grindeliaActions: Respiratory stimulant and expectorant. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and vulnerary. Mild diuretic.

Uses: Harsh, dry, unproductive coughs with wheezing and constricted chest; asthmatic wheezing; bronchitis and sore bronchi. Removes detritus and mucus from kidney and urinary tract. Specific for swollen and congested spleen. Topically to treat wounds, indolent ulcers, impetigo, eczema, allergic dermatitis and poison ivy and poison oak.

Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 4 times per day. Topically apply full-strength extract if well tolerated, or dilute with 2 or 3 parts water.

Cautions: Large doses may cause stomach irritation.