Herb Uses  ~ Roots ~ Essential Oils
Herbs
1.  a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become
woody.

2.   such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor,
scent, or the like.

herb. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 01, 2012,
from Dictionary.com website:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/herb
UCI Personal Opinion:

Herbs 'enhance' the receptors of the cell.

Drugs 'rewire' the natural physiology of the cell (brain).
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Herbs
Cannabis
(Indica, Sativa, Ruberlis)
Common names:
bhang, coli, Kali, corn, hemp, herb, Ganga, marijuana, maryjane, oili, pot, reefer, tampi, weed
Cilantro
Cilantro is a phenomenal herb that is packed with vitamins A, K, & C, minerals such as iron, calcium,
and magnesium, and has more antioxidants than most fruits or vegetables.
Cilantro is a remarkable
heavy-metal detoxifier and is able to remove mercury and aluminum from where it is stored in
the adipose (fat) tissues. Cilantro is also able to mobilize mercury rapidly from the brain and
central nervous system by separating it from the fat tissue and moving into the blood & lymph
where when combined with a blue green algae such as spirulina it can be removed safely and
effectively from the body
. Cilantro & blue green algae used together is a winning combination and a
natural miracle that has given tremendous relief to those suffering from mercury poisoning & toxicity.
Cilantro also contains an anti-bacterial compound called dodecenal which has the ability to kill
salmonella bacteria and prevent salmonella poisoning. Cilantro is highly beneficial for Alzheimer’s
disease, Parkinson’s disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Viral and Bacterial Infections, Hepatitis, Colitis,
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, Infertility, and Bell’s Palsy. Cilantro is
also very helpful with autoimmune disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Addison’s Disease, Guillain-Barre
syndrome, IBS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Cilantro is known to support the
stomach, spleen, adrenals, thyroid, pancreas, bladder, and lungs. It is also highly beneficial in reducing
LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising HDL (good) cholesterol. Cilantro is often juiced with celery and
apples for a medicinal and healing drink. Juicing cilantro is one of the most effective ways to get at
least one bunch or more of cilantro in you a day. Cilantro can also be added to smoothies, salsas,
salads, guacamole, soups, pesto, tomatoes, beans, and veggie dishes. If the green flavor of cilantro
does not appeal to you, yet you still want to receive its health benefits, consider using cilantro tincture
or extract which can be found online or at your local health food store.

Source: Retrieved October 15, 2014, on Facebook from website: http://worldtruth.tv/
Clove
CLOVE

Eugenica Caryophyllata

Cloves are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. This aromatic flower bud was found in Syria
dating back to almost 2,000 BCE and became a very popular item in the Indian Ocean Trade which
skyrocketed the bud to commercially sold in places such as India, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka,
Zanzibar, and more. Known for its sweet and refreshing smell, it’s also known for its many healing
properties:

- anti-septic which freshens bad breath and fights against oral diseases, aches and bacterias as well as
parasites in the body
- Anti-fungal treating body odor and athletes foot
- Anti-inflammatory which calms the digestive system, reduces nausea and flatulence
- Clears lungs and airways through inhalation
- Combats diabetes by lowering blood sugar and decreasing insulin production inhibition
- Very high in antioxidants which enable Natural liver protection, and prevents cancer cell
development
- Reduces headaches
- An aphrodisiac
- Preserves density, mineral content and tensile strength of bones to counteract osteoporosis
development
- Reduces body weight (fat)
- Is anti-mutagenic and naturally protects your genes and DNA
- as an oil it thickens hair follicle, relieves dandruff, fights acne, and removes dark circles under the
eyes.

*Remember to always do your research, consult a professional, and know YOUR needs prior to
consuming any plants, Roots, seeds, and etc.*
Echinacea
The most commonly used is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has traditionally been used for colds, flu,
and other infections, based on the idea that it might stimulate the immune system to more effectively
fight infection. Less common folk or traditional uses of echinacea include for wounds and skin
problems, such as acne or boils.

The aboveground parts of the plant and roots of echinacea are used fresh or dried to make teas,
squeezed (expressed) juice, extracts, or preparations for external use.

Source: Retrieved October 06, 2014, from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) website:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/echinacea/ataglance.htm?lang=en
Garlic
Garlic contains anti-microbial properties that fight bacterial infection and possibly viruses too.  (*)
Remove the papery skin from a clove of garlic, and slowly suck on the clove to ease a sore throat.  
Chop a clove, and mix it with a bit of honey to help your respiratory system to recover from a cough or
infection.  Good for other uses, i.e., Soups, stews, etc.

Sulfer-rich Garlic produces "glutathione" that is a protein that has antioxidant properties good for eye
health and repair.

(*) See Disclaimer.
German Chamomile
(Matricaria Chamomilla)

Roman Chamomile
(Chamaemelum Nobile)
Potassium-rich; use in steam format for allergy relief; use as a Tonic for weak stomach, cramps, gas,
heartburn, and digestion; infusing the leaves into hot water as a tea; calms the mind and nerves, and
relieves muscle spasms.
Lavender
Oil, leaves and flowers used as a tea for nerves, hoarsness, sore throat, nausea and vomiting.
Lemon Balm
Use as a tea;  Fights insomnia and sleep difficulties;
Treat nerve pain; Thyroid-related problems; Strengthen memory and brain functions; Improves mood
Parsley
Vitamin C; antioxidants, and stimulates the production of urine.
Taken daily will increase iron content in blood and increase resistance to infectious diseases; treat all
optic nerve ailments, weak eyes, cataracts, and glaucoma; high sulfer content for cleansing blood;
strengthens blood vessels, capillaries and arteries; use as a tea for cleaning kidney, bladder and
urinary system, cancer, and skin diseases.
Cleans breath.
One teaspoon of parsley supplies the daily requirement of vitamins A, C and iron, and contains vitamin
D, E and B, calcium, sulfur, potassium and phosphorous.
Peppers
 
Rosemary
Simmered in open pot and vapors inhaled for hay fever and alleries; as a tea sooths and calm nerves,
relieve mental fatigue and headaches; cures bad breath taken internally in mouthful doses; smoked to
relieve nasal and chest congestion, and asthma.
Sage
Used as an antiseptic medicine.  Helps stomach digest fats and removes all impurities from the
intestines.
Avoid if you have epilepsy, as therapeutic doses may precipitate a fit, or if you are pregnant (culinary
use is safe)
Sweet Basil
Seasoning;
Tea provides a harmonious and pleasant environment. Use as a tea for clearing chest  mucous,
headaches, cramps, gas, coughs, vomiting, and constipation;
Use in a bath to relieve stress, fatigue, aches and pains, improved circulation and deodorant.
Thyme
Thyme is one of the tastiest herbs to use in the kitchen; Thyme tea is one of the best cough remedies
and other lung related diseases; soothing for nerves; blood purifier.
Thyme Lemon
(Thymus x citriodorus)
Thyme Lemon is a perennial herb.  It is used for Culinary, Medicinal, Fragrance, and Insect Repellent.  
Glossy, dark green leaves with lavender flowers have an intense lemon fragrance and flavor.  Requires
well-drained soil.  Lemon Thyme is one of the very best mosquito repellents, is delightful in tea and
potpourri and you can still use it in the kitchen to add spice to your favorite dish.

Source: gilbertie's HERBS - gilbertiesherbs.com
Roots
Beet
 
Ginger
Recommended that you keep a piece of ginger root on hand in the refrigerator.  Ginger makes a
medicinal tea that eases nausea and stomach cramps.  (*) Boil three thin slices per cup of water.  Make
extra that can be poured in to bath water to remedy body aches.  Ginger also has anti-inflammatory
and antioxidant properties.

Planting Instructions and Care:
Ginseng
The root is most often available in dried form, either whole or sliced. Ginseng leaf, although not as
highly prized, is sometimes also used. In Korea, ginseng-infused tea and liquor, each called insamcha
(lit. "ginseng tea") and insamju ("ginseng liquor") is consumed.
Since American ginseng was originally imported into China via a subtropical seaport, Chinese doctors
believed American ginseng must be good for yang, because it came from a hot area. They did not
know, however, that American ginseng can only grow in temperate regions. Nonetheless, the root is
legitimately classified as more yin because it generates fluids.[3]
Ginseng may be included in energy drinks or herbal teas (in small amounts) or sold as a dietary
supplement.[5]
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng
Tumeric
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You
probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to
flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used
widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used
to color foods and cosmetics.

Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and
ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of
appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus,
skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.

Source:
WebMD
Essential Oils
Coconut
Coconut oil is unique.  Unlike other fats, coconut oil protects against heart disease, cancer, diabetes,
and a host of other degenerative illnesses.  It supports and strengthens the immune system, thus
helping the body ward off attack from infection and disease.

The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil by Bruce Fife, N.D. ~ page 13
Eucalyptus
Steam inhalations are particularly effective for coughs and bronchitis.  

(*) Simply fill a mug halfway with boiling water, add three to five drops of eucalyptus essential oil, cup
your free hand over your nose and the mug and inhale the vapors for three to five minutes.

(*) See Disclaimer
Lavender
Applying a couple of drops on your temples, the nape of the neck and the back of the head may combat
headaches.

(*) See Disclaimer
Peppermint
Applying a couple of drops on your temples, the nape of the neck and the back of the head may combat
headaches.

Tea relieves gas, colic, flu, colds, morning sickness, vomiting, headaches, fevers, and improves
circulation; balances out all the body elements air, fire, water and in damp and wet weather it keeps
body warm.  Note; tea can inhibit absorbtion of iron.
Honeys & Syrups
Raw Honey
"Raw" Honey is significantly more beneficial than "processed" Honey.  The level of processing used for
commercial processed honey removes or destroys many of the inherent beneficial properties of
honey.  
Maple Syrup
 
Wines
Tej
Ethiopian Honey Wine
Lower blood sugar naturally with common herbs and spices
Lower blood sugar naturally with common herbs and spices

In recent years it has been found that maintaining normal blood sugar levels can help people lose weight and maintain their
weight loss. This is the basic principal behind many popular diets that use the glycemic index where you choose foods by their
potential to raise or lower blood sugar levels. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is also important for the health of the liver,
adrenal glands and pancreas, all vital organs which have to work harder when blood sugar constantly rises and falls. Some
dangers of out-of-control blood sugar levels include developing type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Why Blood Sugar Rises and Drops

Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is created in the body from food and used for energy. When foods high in sugar or
glucose, such as simple carbohydrates or sugary foods, go through the digestion process, it is turned into blood sugar and stored
in cells for energy. If too much blood sugar is made, excess is also stored in the liver and muscles or turned into body fat. When
too much blood sugar is in the system, the pancreas releases the hormone insulin to regulate the blood sugar. When blood sugar
is low in the body then the pancreas releases the hormone glucagon to help release glucose stored in the liver.

If a person’s diet is filled with carbohydrates and sugary foods, the body is always working hard to balance out the blood sugar
levels. Even healthy foods like fresh-squeezed fruit juice or some fruits can cause blood sugar to rise. Eating a balanced diet of
protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates is the best way to maintain a healthy blood sugar level to keep vital organs healthy and
maintain a healthy weight.

Maintaining Blood Sugar Levels with Herbs and Spices

For non-diabetic people trying to maintain their blood sugar levels to stay healthy or lose weight, researchers found flavoring
foods with some herbs and spices can actually help control blood sugar. For thousands of years some of these herbs and spices
were used to treat diabetes, and a recent study from the University of Georgia found this to still be true today. Not only were the
24 different herbs and spices tested found to lower blood sugar, but they also added antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
to the diet. These herbs and spices also lower the amount of cardiovascular damage caused to the body from diabetes and aging.

Adding herbs and spices to flavor foods is a safe way to maintain blood sugar levels. Spices and herbs are low in calories and can
be added to almost any foods. When used in place of high-fat toppings such as butter or creamy sauces, spices and herbs are an
easy way to lower calories in many dishes. The researchers believe that people can double or triple the medicinal value of their
food by adding spices and herbs. The spices and herbs that lower blood sugar levels include:

Allspice , Apple Pie Spice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Basil, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Celery Seed, Chili
Powder, Cumin, Curry Powder, Garam Masala, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric


These spices and herbs are easily found in almost any food store. The researchers suggest adding these spices liberally to a
healthy diet of lean meat, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables.

Adding spices and herbs to the diet is healthy for anyone who wishes to lower blood sugar levels either for weight loss or other
health problems. For diabetics, it is best to speak to a doctor before making any changes to the diet.

Jamaican Sarasparilla  

The sarsaparilla plant is used in Jamaica for a number of its believed benefits. It is most popularly used today as a base for tonic
drinks that are believed to not only serve as an aphrodisiac but also as a way to increase sexual stamina and libido.

The plant is also believed to beneficial in the treatment of syphilis and chronic diseases such as asthma and rheumatism.

Sarsaparilla is also used to treat gout, fevers, colds, arthritis, gas and persistent belly aches.

There are also some that use the herb to help increase muscle mass due to the high levels of testosterone that are found in the
plant.

Chaney Root (Jamaican)  

The Chaney root is found in the deep woodlands of Jamaica. This roots is used by both young and old as a tonic and a medicinal
cure for several illnesses including; impotency (low sex drive), cleansing the blood, rheumatism & arthritis, neutralizing acids,
skin conditions and fatigue.

The Chaney Root is also said to be packed with Iron and promotes excellent physical strength.  

The root can also be boiled with other herbs including Sarsaparilla, Red Hibiscus Flowers and even Garlic.

How to use Chaney Root: The Chaney Root is generally boiled and sweetened with sugar or honey and drank as a tea in the
morning. The root is very strong and can be boiled twice or even three times. To every 1oz of Chaney Root you can add
approximately 4 cups water and boil.  

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