Monday, November 5, 2012

wheat grass, bladderwack, and chickweed


Wheat Grass Powder ~

Increases hemoglobin production Rebuilds the blood stream Helps prevent tooth decay Improves the body`s ability to heal wounds Purifies the Blood Creates an unfavorable environment for unfriendly bacteria growth Washes drug deposits from the body Neutralizes toxins, carsinogens in the body, Helps purify the liver, Improves blood sugar disorders, Keeps hair from graying, Improves digestion, Removes heavy metals from the body, Reduces high blood pressure, Aids in the prevention and curing of cancer.


Bladderwack  (Fucus vesiculosus)

Bladderwrack is a type of brown algae (seaweed). The main stem of bladderwrack, known as the thallus, is used medicinally. The thallus has tough, air-filled pods or bladders to help the algae float thus the name bladderwrack. Although bladderwrack is sometimes called kelp, that name is not specific to this species and should be avoided.
Used for: Constipation (1 teaspoon in 8 oz. water, three times a day), diarrhea, gastritis,   gerd,          ,
heartburn (5-10 grams in capsules, three times a day), hypothyroidism, indigestion, iodine deficiency, topical wound healing.

Caution: It is unknown whether it is harmful to pregnant women or their babies, so caution is urged.


Chickweed (Stellaria media )

Common Names:
Adder's Mouth, Alsine media, Birdseye, Chickweed, Indian Chickweed, Passerina, Satin Flower, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tonguegrass, Vogelmiere, Winterweed
Chickweed was carried and/or used in spells: to attract love and to maintain a relationship.
anti-irritant [relieves irritation]
carminative [an agent for easing griping pains, colic and expelling gas from the intestines]
demulcent [a substance that soothes inflamed mucous membranes and protects them from irritation]
emollient [an agent used externally to soften and soothe]
expectorant [an agent that promotes the discharge of mucous and secretions from the respiratory passages]
laxative [an agent promoting evacuation of the bowels; a mild purgative]
refrigerant [an agent that lowers abnormal body heat, relieves thirst and gives a feeling of coolness]

Chickweed is used for: Blood Conditions, blood builder, Brain and Nervous System Conditions,
palsy, paralysis, Gastrointestinal Conditions, colitis, chronic constipation, coughs and hoarseness,
flatulence (gas/wind), inflammation of the bowels, inflammation or weakness of the digestive tract,
Genitourinary Conditions, kidney disorders, Inflammatory Conditions, rheumatism, Respiratory Tract Conditions, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs,hoarseness, inflammation of the lungs and bowels,
internal consumption, pleurisy, relieves catarrh of the chest, relieves cramps, for under-nourished children to gain strength, obesity, peritonitis, scurvy
Should not be taken in large doses

Externally it is good used in an ointment, poultice or wash for:
bruises, carbuncles, eczema, external abscesses, hemorrhoids, inflammation, itches, old ulcers,
ophthalmia, psoriasis, reducing enlarged joints, rheumatism, skin diseases, skin rashes, skin ulcers
soothing and healing for damaged skin, soothing skin irritations, sores, swollen and inflamed tissue
Other Uses:
Birds and chickens are very fond the plant Can be eaten like spinach or raw in a salad

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