Herb of The week

 

We will start with this one…Here is some more information on this plant:Herb of The WeekAgrimony

Combined with other herbs such as corn silk, it is a valuable remedy for cystitis and urinary incontinence and has also been used for kidney stones, sore throats, rheumatism, and arthritis. It can be used as a suppository combining the extract with cocoa butter and inserting into the rectum for hemorrhoids, tapeworms, and diarrhea. The healing power is attributed to the herb’s high silica content. Agrimony is indicated for chronic cholecystopathies with gastric sub-acidity. Real success will be achieved only if the plant is used consistently for some time.
An infusion of the dried flowers and leaves makes a good gargle or mouthwash, helps clear the blood, freshens the breath, soothes sore gums and, as a footbath, has proved to be a cure for athlete’s foot. An infusion of the leaves alone can also be used to treat bruising. Agrimony is excellent as part of a long-term treatment for diabetes, for it lowers sugar levels and quenches thirst. It also helps hepatitis by intensively detoxifying the liver. It slows peristalsis and repairs the mucous membranes of those suffering from colic.(http://www.herbalpedia.com/blog/?p=10)

Recipes:

Parsley Cough Treatment: Pour 2 ½ cups of boiling water over 2 Tbsp. of dried agrimony flowers or leaves and 1 Tbsp. dried parsley. Cover and steep until the mixture is cool. Strain. Use as a gargle to soothe sore throats. To stop persistent coughs, take 2-3 Tbsp. of the infusion morning and evening.

Bath for tension headaches: Put 1 oz. each of mugwort, valerian, chamomile, and agrimony to 1 pint of boiling water. Allow simmering for 30 minutes. Strain and add to bath water. Very good for aching muscles.

Antacid Wine: 3 cups red wine, 1 cup fresh agrimony leaves, ½ cup alfalfa leaves, ¼ cup oak bark. Macerate the crushed plants I the wine for 1 month. Strain. Drink 2 Tbsp. 3 times daily to eliminate stomach hyperacidity.

Diarrhea Tea
3 Tbsp. agrimony leaves
2 Tbsp. self-heal
4 cups water
Combine the herbs in a pan; cover with the water; bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes; cool and strain. Drink as needed, up to one cup a day

Gout Tea
4 tsp agrimony leaves
2 Tbsp. queen of the meadow root
2 cups boiling water
Combine the herbs in a glass container and cover with the boiling water; steep for 30 minutes; cool and strain. Take half a cup, up to four times daily

Catarrh Tea
2 tsp agrimony leaves
1 tsp wild bergamot leaves
1 cup boiling water
Combine the herbs and cover with the boiling water; steep 30 minutes, cool and strain. Take up to two cups per day. As needed.

here is some reference material were these things can be found. Also please consult a physician before using any herbs as some can interfere with medications for certain ailments.

References:
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition, Dan Bensky & Andrew Gamble, Eastland Press, 1993; ISBN: 0-939616-15-7
Compendium of Herbal Magick, Paul Beyerl, Phoenix Publishing, 1998; ISBN: 0-919345-45-X
The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies, David Hoffmann, Element, 1996; ISBN: 1-85230-758-7
The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs, with More Than 250 Remedies for Common Ailments, Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, 1993; ISBN: 1-56458-187-X
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants, Andrew Chevallier, Dorling Kindersley, 1997; ISBN: 0-7894-1067-2
Flower Essence Repertory: A Comprehensive Guide to North American and English Flower Essences for Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being, Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Flower Essence Society, 1996; ISBN: 0-9631306-1-7
Herbal Medicine , Rudolf Fritz Weiss, Beaconsfield Arcanum, 1988; ISBN: 0-906584-19-1
Illustrated Herb Encyclopedia: A Complete Culinary, Cosmetic, Medicinal, and Ornamental Guide to Herbs , Kathi Keville, Mallard, 1991, ISBN: 0-7924-5307-7b
Jude’s Herbal Home Remedies, Jude C. Williams, Llewellyn, 1992; ISBN: 0-87542-869-X
Mastering Herbalism: A Practical Guide, Paul Huson, Stein and Day, 1975; ISBN: 0-8128-1847-4
Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal, Loren Cruden, Destiny Books, 1997; ISBN: 0-89281-647-3
Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies, Anthony J Cichoke, Avery Books, 2001; ISBN: 1-58333-100-X
Wild Medicinal Plants, Anny Schneider, Stackpole Books, 1999; ISBN: 0-8117-2987-7
Resources:
Companion Plants, http://www.companionplants.com plants, seeds
Crimson Sage http://www.crimson-sage.com Plants
Richters, http://www.richters.com seeds, dried herb

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