March 12, 2008

HERBS and their USES

Please use the following list of herbs to aid in the relief of your ailments

Burdock Root, Red Clover, Also you can make a poultice with Chapparel, Dandelion, and Yellow Dock to apply to affected areas

Age-Spots / Aging Skin
Burdock, Milk Thistle, Red Clover, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginsing, Licorice aids Aloe Vera, Astragalus, Black Radish, Dandelione Root, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root

Goldenseal Root, Bee Pollen, Lobelia Herb, Chickweed, Burdock Root

Alzheimer's Disease
Butcher's Broom, Ginkgo Biloba, Echinacea Root, Pau D'Arco Bark, Gota Kola Herb, Spirulina Plant, Ginseng Root, Ginkgo Leaf

Alfalfa, Bilberry, Cherry, Dandelione, Golden-seal, Grape seeds, Hawthorn berry, Mullein, Nettle, Yellow Dock

Alfalfa Herb, Burdock root, Capsicum Fruit, Wild ginger, Black Cohosh, Devils Claw, Stargrass root

Bladder Infections
Cranberry, Birch Leaves, Goldenseal, Marsh-mellow Root

Blood Builder
Alfalfa Herb, Kelp Plant, Yellow Dock Root

Blood Circulator
Capsicum Fruit, Goldenseal Root, Black Cohosh, True Blue Skullcap Herb, Hyssop Herb, Chickweed Herb, Ginkgo Leaf

Blood Cleanser
Goldenseal Root, Yellow Dock, Red Clover Blooms, Burdock root, Echinacea root, Ginkgo Leaf

Capsicum Fruit, Lobelia Herb, Wild ginger Root, Peppermint Herb, Eucalyptus Leaf

Bowel Cleanser
Cascara Bark, Fenugreek Seed, Slippery Elm Bark, Mullein Leaf, Aloe Herb

Sheep Sorrel Herb, Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark, Goldenseal Root, St.John's Wort, Chickweed herb, Garlic Bulb, Red Root, Poke Root, Ginkgo Leaf, Red Clover

Aloe Vera, Burdock root, Echinacea, Fenugreek, Goldenseal root, Licorice, Marshmellow, peppermint

Alfalfa herb, Capsicum Fruit, Garlic Bulb, True Blue Skullcap, Thyme Herb, Yellow Dock, Burdock Root, Licorice root, Echinacea Root, Red Clover blooms

Catnip Herbs, Capsicum Fruit, Garlic Bulb, Wild Ginger Root, Yarrow Herb, Peppermint Herb, Cascara Bark, Pleurisy Root, Licorice root, Myrrh Bark, Mullein Leaf

Balm, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Licorice Root, Oat Straw, Peppermint, ginseng

Blue Cohosh root, Goldenseal root, Dandelion root, Star Grub root, Queen of Meadow root, Fenugreek seed, Sarsaparilla

Cayenne, Ginger, Slippery Elm

Alfalfa, Burdock root, Colchicum Tincture, Hyssop, Juniper

Heart Disease
Aloe Vera, Catnip, Fennel, Ginger, Marshmallow root, Papaya

Burdock root, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Black Radish, Goldenseal, Green Tea, Red Clover, Yellow dock, Schisandra, Licorice

High Blood Pressure
Capsicum Fruit, Black Cohosh Root, Garlic Bulb, Ginkgo Leaf, Wild Cherry Bark, Golden Seal Root, True Blue Skullcap Herb, Cascara Bark, Hawthorn Berries

Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Anise Seeds, Catnip, Chamomile, Fennel, Funugreek, Goldenseal, Papaya, Peppermint

Golden Seal Root, Capsicum Fruit, Slippery Elm Bark, Myrrh Bark, Poke Root, Licorice Root, Cascara Bark, Yellow Dock Root, Red Clover Bloom, Garlic Bulb

Goldenseal, Yarrow, Peppermint, Wild Ginger Root, Sage leaf, Pleurisy Root

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Milk Thistle, Licorice, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Pepper-mint, Skullcap, Valerian Root

Alfalfa, Echinacea, Fever, Pau d'arco, Red Clove

Licoric, Feverfew, Ginkgo bilboa extract, Capsicum, Ginger, Pepermint, Rosemary, Valerian, Willow bark

Astragalus, Echinacea, Dandelion, Milk thistle, Goldenseal

Multiple Sclerosis
Alfalfa, Burdock, Dandelion , Red Clover, St. Johnswort, Sarsaparilla, Yarrow

Feverfew, Alfalfa, Barely, Black cohosh, Boneset, Dandelion Root, Nettle, Parsley, Pook root, Rose hips, Yucca, Horsetail, Oat straw

Parkinson's Disease
Burdock root, Dandelion root, Ginger root, Milk thistle, Cayenne, Goldenseal,Mullein, Siberian ginseng, Yarrow, Hawthorn, Licorice, Red clover, Sarsaparilla

Angelica root, Cramp bark, Kava kava, Black haw, Black cohosh, Pepermint, Blessed thistle, Wild yambgh

Ginkgo biloba, Anise

Cayenne, Catnip, Skullcap, Valerian root, Dandelion root, Milk thistle, Slippery elm

Sore throat
Echinaca, Goldenseal, Slippery elm

Originally published March 10 2008

Toxic Soup of Plastic Debris, Twice the Size of US, Forms in the Pacific Ocean
by Jo Hartley (see all articles by this author)

(NaturalNews) It is twice the size of the continental United States, yet you cannot set foot on it. Scientists have named it "Plastic Soup", and appropriately so. Floating in the Northern Pacific Ocean lays a huge expanse of plastic refuse. This garbage patch is actually two attached areas on either side of Hawaii, known as the Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered by Charles Moore, an American oceanographer, in 1997 as he was traveling between Hawaii and Los Angeles on a yacht. Taking a course usually avoided by sailors, he steered his craft through the "North Pacific gyre" (a vortex created by little wind and strong high pressure systems). Here, thousands of miles from land, he discovered and was surrounded by pieces of plastic trash day after day as he steered his yacht through the area over a week's time period. He believes there is about 100 million tons of debris floating, drifting, and swirling in the Pacific Ocean approximately 500 miles off the coast of California, stretching past the Hawaiian Islands, and extending almost to Japan.

Professor David Karl, an oceanographer at the University of Hawaii, is seeking to confirm Mr. Moore's discovery and is co-coordinating an expedition later this year to locate the garbage patch. He compares the plastic refuse to a new habitat of sorts. Translucent, it lies just below the surface of the ocean and is undetected by satellite photography. The only way it can be seen is by ships sailing through it.

Some trash that might end up in ocean gyres is biodegradable. Not so of our modern plastics, however. Plastics as old as 50 years have been recovered from the ocean. Approximately one-fifth of the plastic soup comes from trash discarded from ships and oil platforms. The remaining four-fifths come from land. It is estimated that plastic makes up 90% of all refuse floating in the ocean and the UN Environment Programme estimated recently that each square mile of ocean water contains 46,000 pieces of floating garbage.

Not only does the plastic trash pose serious risks to marine mammals and sea birds, but the filth-filled water threatens human health as well. The plastic industry is losing or spilling huge amounts of raw materials each year and much of this makes its way to the seas and oceans. These materials act as chemical sponges and attract synthetic chemicals like hydrocarbons and the pesticide DDT. It is unavoidable for these materials to enter the food chain once they exist in our oceans. Once they enter the food chain, the end of that chain is your dinner plate.

The discovery of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch led Mr. Moore to become an environmental activist. He has recently warned consumers that if we do not cut back on our use of disposable plastics, this plastic soup will likely double in size over the next ten years.

About the author
Jo Hartley
Wife, Mother of 8, and Grandmother of 2
Jo is a 40 year old home educator who has always gravitated toward a natural approach to life. She enjoys learning as much as possible about just about anything!


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Originally published March 10 2008
Medication Pollution Spreads: Water Supply of 24 U.S. Cities Found Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) Analysis of tap water supplies in major metropolitan areas conducted by the Associated Press has revealed that the water supply in 24 major U.S. cities -- serving over 40 million people -- are contaminated with trace amounts of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, psychotropic drugs, pain medications and even caffeine. The upshot of the report is that tens of millions of Americans are unwittingly being subjected to a bizarre medical experiment with unpredictable results. No scientist can say for certain whether long-term exposure to micro doses of multiple pharmaceuticals is safe because such an experiment has never before been conducted on any population.

One of the most startling realizations of the study is that Americans are now using so many medications that their own biological waste products are becoming large-scale environmental pollutants. Yet neither the EPA nor drug companies have yet said anything useful about attempts to protect the environment from the chemical toxicities of pharmaceutical waste. Drug companies have so far pretended the problem doesn't exist. Their goal is to simply sell more drugs, and they seem to be entirely unconcerned about what happens after a typical medication consumer flushes the toilet and sends the toxic chemicals downstream.

If trace amounts of multiple pharmaceuticals are now in the tap water supplies, it also means that any use of tap water involves the further spread of those pharmaceutical chemicals. Watering your lawn, for example, means spraying small amounts of pharmaceuticals on your lawn. For ranchers, watering their cows, pigs or chickens also means dosing those animals with small amounts of pharmaceuticals, and for public schools in the affected cities, all the water fountains used by the children are now functioning as mass medication dispensing machines.

The most dangerous medical experiment in the history of our nation
The mass medication of America has now turned into a grand medical experiment that exposes infants, children, expectant mothers, senior citizens, voters, law enforcement officers, doctors and everybody else to a combination of drugs known to have extremely dangerous, mind-altering side effects when taken in full doses. And yet this mass medication of the population is being conducted with no doctor visits, no prescriptions, no consent and no medical assessment whatsoever. It is essentially a mandatory medication carpet-bombing of the entire population.

We can only guess what the results will be a generation from now. But clues can be gathered by watching the impact of such drugs on aquatic organisms. Amphibians exposed to very low doses of these types of chemicals, for example, begin to grow dual sex organs and suffer widespread infertility problems. Deformities in fish are being increasingly reported in rivers, and the world's oceans now have over a hundred "dead zones" where agricultural runoff and medication runoff have combined to form a toxic aquatic poison that kills all fish. This is the same water being used to create tap water in U.S. cities.

What's in recycled urine, anyway?
I remember hearing people snicker when they learned that NASA was recycling urine on the space shuttle and that astronauts would be drinking each other's recycled urine. Well guess what, folks? In major U.S. cities, almost everybody is drinking somebody else's recycled urine!

And guess what's in that urine? Toxic medications, caffeine, painkillers, and a cocktail of other chemicals like personal care product fragrances, pesticides and more. It's enough to make you sick. Literally.

Guess what else? This is the water used to make sodas and other beverages at local bottling plants. So every time you pick up a can of soda and drink it, not only are you getting the dangerous chemicals intentionally added to those sodas -- like aspartame and phosphoric acid -- you're also getting trace amounts of medication chemicals recycled from other peoples' urine, too! Yum!

Water treatment plants don't remove medication chemicals from the water!
Many consumers mistakenly believe that water treatment plants actually remove these contaminants, but that's not true. Municipal water treatment facilities do remove large solids (like dirt, sand and leaves), but they only sanitize the water by adding chlorine to kill microorganisms. They don't actually remove toxic chemicals from the water. Only distillation -- a highly energy-intensive process -- removes everything from the water (including the minerals).

A few cities treat their water with ozone, which is a far healthier method that avoids the use of toxic chlorine (which is linked to bladder cancer). Ozonation can break down some -- but not all -- medications. So what about countertop filters that use carbon blocks? I'm going to find out the answer to that question later this week when I interview Aquasana, the company that makes countertop filters and shower filters. I'll be sure to ask them for technical details about the ability of their filters to remove trace amounts of pharmaceuticals. That's suddenly an increasingly important question to consumers who don't want to consume toxic chemicals in their water.

Terrorists couldn't have done a better job of poisoning America
What's really interesting in all this is that the water supply is often cited as a security vulnerability to the nation; a weakness in the defense where terrorists could easily dump chemicals and poison the American people. But why would they bother? Drug companies have already poisoned the water supply for them!

And just in case the medication chemicals in the water aren't enough to poison the nation, many water treatment facilities add even more poison in the form of artificial fluoride chemicals that cause bone loss and weaken the immune system. Terrorists could hardly do a better job of poisoning the water supply than what corporate America has done already... with the help of criminally negligent government regulatory agencies, of course.

That brings us to the Environmental Protection Agency, a corrupt organization that has now sold out to big business. Read the following article to learn how the EPA now conspires with the chemical industry to censor scientists who try to protect the public from toxic chemicals:

The EPA has taken no action whatsoever to regulate or eliminate the presence of pharmaceutical chemicals in the water supply. Apparently, the EPA doesn't mind the fact that infants, babies and pregnant women are now drinking six different medications in their tap water. The agency remains either silent on the issue or in agreement with the corrupt scientists who say the levels of contamination are too low to really matter. But in truth, nobody knows the health effects of combining multiple low-dose pharmaceuticals and feeding it to the population. Anybody who says there's no risk of harm is simply lying.

How to avoid contaminated water
The solution to all this? On a personal level, you'll need to avoid drinking tap water, period. Or filter it really well. Distillation, as I mentioned, is very energy intensive (which makes it bad for global warming), but it does get the water very, very clean. Other consumer-level water filters may remove some amount of pharmaceuticals, but I don't have all the facts on that yet, so I'm not going to make any recommendations until I learn more.

But I am researching it, so stay tuned to and subscribe to our e-mail newsletter at

I'll be sure to e-mail an announcement when I have new information about the effectiveness of consumer water filters.

Get your medications for free!
The funny part in all this is that if medication trends continue and the presence of pharmaceuticals in the water supply continues to increase, it might get to the point where you no longer need to pay for medications at all! Need some anti-inflammatory drugs? Just drink the water!

Of course, it might be better described as "drinking Big Pharma's kool-aid," because the pharmaceutical industry is now founded on a cult-like belief in chemicals promoted by commissioned drug reps, psychiatric zealots and mind-numbed doctors. The level of irrational belief in the power of pharmaceuticals has reached such a fervor that it can only have been made possible by a mass brainwashing of gullible professionals. They have schools dedicated to this dark art -- they're called "med schools."

Seriously, this tap water contamination is yet one more reason to consider leaving the city and moving closer to nature. America is now so intoxicated with medications that they're showing up in the water! Do you realize how many people have to be taking (and flushing) drugs to get to that point? It means that the nation has become a chemical consumption quagmire that has now poisoned the people, the land, the air and the water.

The people of America deserve better. Problem is, they're too drugged up to know it! Don't you find it interesting, by the way, that the EPA is warning everybody about the environmental dangers of colloidal silver, yet utterly ignoring the environmental dangers of pharmaceutical antibiotics? It's an interesting double standard...


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