What is an Alterative?

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10 January 2013 Body Enhancement, Herbology

What is an Alterative?
Alteratives are herbs that will restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality. Generally they act to alter the body’s processes of metabolism so that the body can heal. These work in a variety of ways from helping with nutrition to elimination. Many …

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What is Spiritual Healing
Spiritual healing techniques are all linked by a common faith in universal life energy. The power of belief will help you to heal.
There are many different kinds of spiritual healing, from laying on of hands to color therapy, but all share the common belief that some illnesses …

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3 January 2013 Meditation, Spirit Enhancement

An understanding of the four different states that your brain experiences every day can be a great aid to your meditation practice, enabling you to visualize the rhythms being created and recognize when your brain is most receptive to meditative exercises.
The Sides of the brain
There are two distinct sides of …

Brain Wave Frequencies

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2 January 2013 Meditation, Spirit Enhancement

Meditative Theta state
4.5 beats or cycles per second for example, which can be obtained through rhythmic drumming or chanting, puts your brain in a theta state that enables you to meditate deeply. The steady drone of Tibetan chants is a powerful way to accomplish this.
The Four Brain States
Alpha Brain Waves
The …

Uses for Echinacea

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Uses for Echinacea

Names: Purple Coneflower
Typical Places Found: Throughout North American prairies, plains, and open woodlands.
 
Part Used:  The root
Anti-microbial, immunomodulator, anti-catarrhal, alterative
Echinacea is one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. It is often effective against both bacterial and viral attacks, and may be used …

Comfrey Uses

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Comfrey Uses

Names : Knitbone
How to Collect This Herb: The roots should be unearthed in the spring or autumn when the allantoin levels are the highest. Split the roots down the middle and dry in moderate temperatures of about 40-60 degrees C.
Part Used: Root and rhizome, leaf.
Vulnerary, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant.
The …

Uses for Peppermint

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Uses for Peppermint

Typical Places Found: Cultivated widely, particularly in Europe and America.
 
 
How to Collect This Herb:  The aerial parts are collected just before the flowers open.
Part Used: Aerial parts.
Carminative, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, anti-emetic, nervine, anti-microbial, analgesic.
Peppermint is an excellent carminative, having a relaxing effect on the muscles of the …

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Garlic Uses

Typical Places Found: Cultivated worldwide
How to Collect This Herb:
The bulb with its numerous cloves should be unearthed when the leaves begin to wither in September. They should be stored in a cool dry place.
Part Used: Bulb
Anti-microbial, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic.
Garlic is among the few herbs that have a universal …

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Herbal remedies to ease asthma
Asthma is caused by the constriction of the airways within the Lungs. Some of its distressing symptoms can be relieved by using herbal treatments. Rates of asthma are on the increase, and now many children suffer the chronic wheezing and breathing difficulties associated with this condition. …

Ginger

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28 December 2012 Herbal Glossary, Herbology

Ginger

How to Collect This Herb:  The rootstock is dug up when the leaves have dried. The remains of the stem and root fibers should be removed. Wash thoroughly and dry in the sun.
 
Part Used : The rootstock
Stimulant, carminative, anti-spasmodic, rubefacient, diaphoretic, emmenagogue.
Ginger may be used as a stimulant of the …

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