Herbal Materia Medica, Fifth edition by Michael Moore Outlines of over 500 major botanical medicines, with the preferred forms and methods of their preparations, strengths, solutions, the most common adult dosages environmental status, and potential dangers.
Actions of Flaxseed The actions of flaxseeds include demulcent, emollient, anti-cough, nutrient body-builder, antispasmodic (stomach and bowel). An expectorant. Source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mucins and minerals. Rich in linoleic acid for breaking down cholesterol deposits, and to produce specific types of prostaglandins. Bulk laxative
Ingredients: 4 ounces barberry bark (cut) 3 pints of distilled water Instruction: 1. Put the bark in the water and let stand for 1 hour. 2. Boil slowly until the water barely covers the Herb. 3. Strain through a cloth and set this liquid aside.
Herbal Formula For High Blood Pressure (Infusion) Ingredients: 1 teaspoon cut Rue Herb 1 teaspoon cut European Golden Rod Leaves 3 teaspoons cut German Valerian Root 3 teaspoons cut Liquorice Root (Sweetwood) 6 teaspoons cut Buckthorn (Alder) Bark 4 teaspoons cut Tall Speedwell Root 2
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense Common name: Red Clover, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Wild Clover Natural order: Leguminosae Habitat: The plant is indigenous to Europe, central Asia, northern Africa and is naturalized in many other parts of the world. Flower and Fruit: One to 4 globular, ovate
Plant: Centraria islandica Ingredients: 1 ounce Iceland Moss (cut) 1 1⁄2 pints distilled water Instruction: 1. Let the Iceland moss stand in the water for 1 hour. 2. Stir and boil for 15 minutes. 3. Strain, cool and add 25 percent glycerine. Dose: Adult –
Plant: Jateorhiza palmata Ingredients: 1 ounce Calumba Root (cut) 1 1⁄4 pints distilled water Instructions: 1. Boil the water and pour on the roots. 2. Let stand in a hot place (not boiling) for 30 minutes. 3. Strain and add 2 ounces of glycerin. 4.
Plant: Geranium maculatum Ingredients: 1 ounce Geranium root (cut or powdered) 1 pint boiling Water Instructions: 1. Put the 1 ounce Geranium root into a jug or earthenware jar. 2. Pour on the boiling water. 3. Stir well and let it stand until cool. 4.
Herbs that expand the clear space within the bronchial tubes, thus opening-up airways and relieving obstruction. Effective for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema. They may help cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and relieve cough. Bronchodilator Herbs Ephedra Euphorbia hirta Grindelia Lobelia Mouse Ear Sundew White Horehound White Squills Wild
Infusion of Plantain Ingredients: 1 oz. Plantain leaves (cut) 1¼ pints distilled water Instruction: 1. Boil the water. 2. Pour the boiling water over the herb. 3. Cover and let steep in a hot place for 20 minutes. 4. Strain; add 2 ozs. glycerine. 5.
Infusion of Pilewort (Lesser Celandine) Ingredients: 1 oz. Pilewort Herb (Lesser Celandine) (cut) 1 1⁄4 pints distilled water Instructions: 1. Boil the water and pour over Herb. Cover and let steep in a hot place for 20 minutes. 2. Strain and add 1 oz. glycerine.
Scientic name: Lactuca virosa L. Family: Asteraceae/Compositae Other names: Bitter Lettuce, Great Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Prickly Lettuce, Strong-Scented Lettuce, Green Endive, Lettuce Opium, Acrid Lettuce, Poison Lettuce, Wild Lettuce Not to be Confused With: Lactuca sativa, Lactuca serriola, Lactuca quercina and Sonchus oleraceus. Habitat: The