SING FEFUR NEWSLETTER:
An overview of different herbal realities focusing on the medicinal value of plants, indigenous herbs of South Africa and aspects of the herbal industry that affect the person in the street.
An overview of different herbal realities focusing on the medicinal value of plants, indigenous herbs of South Africa
CONTENTS OF NEWLETTER NO 13-SEPTEMBER 2012
• Kitchen-wise-Medicinal herbs in the kitchen
KITCHEN-WISE--THE MEDICINAL VALUE OF KITCHEN HERBS.
Parsley is a strange herb, which is associated with death and new beginnings. The Greek physicians named it, the Romans cultivated it, the Jews use it in the Passover ritual, the Indian Ayurvedics adopted it and the seeds are traditionally planted on Good Friday and some old men use the tea as an aphrodisiac.
Sitting behind a computer for long periods, reading a kindle or just being pleasantly comfortable sometimes results in swollen ankles.
Have you ever wondered why Restaurants often put a sprig of parsley on the plate as garnish----not only for good looks but also that parsley increases the blood circulation to the digestive tract----that increases the appetite, aids absorption of nutrients and counteracts indigestion. Thanks to the volatile oils myristicin and apiole.
I believe the pain of passing kidney stones is extreme, more so than the pain imposed by negligent government officials and government owned businesses such as Telkom and Eskom.
As we grow older, the rods and cones in the retina of the eye degenerate causing frontal blindness and blurred vision called macular degeneration. Lutein and zeaxanthin helps to prevent this----parsley has a high concentration of both.Combination of a tea and eyewash gives brightness to the eye and vision.
The usual safe dose for tea is one teaspoon to 1 cup boiling water and if the fresh plant is used then the equivalent of two teaspoons to a cup.
In the next newsletter we will deal with Buchu in the series called Streetwise - talking about medicinal properties of herbs found growing in the streets, garden and the wild.
The process of cutting a herb generates heat so the finer the cut of the herb so too does the potency diminish that little bit. So I recommend the rough tea cut rather than teabags even though it appears to be a mission to make in the rush rush everyday world.
Guidance with professional health practitioners from the naturopath, sangoma, dietician, alternative healer to a MD is an responsible course of action when dealing with any substance affecting your health.
IN MOST CASES WE REFER TO DRIED HERB WHEN ADVOCATING AMOUNTS IN TEASPOON FOR TEAS .
DOUBLE THE AMOUNT WHEN USING FRESH HERB.
We are also a mail order source for our own organic teas , singles and herbal products. Working with you, we can develop custom formulations specific to your practice. Our goal is long term working relationships that evolve over time.
Causes Of Tinnitus
Tinnitus can occur as a result of insufficient cerebral blood flow
Tinnitus often occurs in conjunction with Hearing Loss (although there are many people with normal Hearing who experience Tinnitus):
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss can cause Tinnitus. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is a form of Nerve Deafness that occurs as a result of long-term exposure to loud noises (e.g. industrial machinery or loud music). It can also result from brief exposure to very loud noises (e.g. gunshots, explosions or aircraft engines).
Otitis Externa is Inflammation of the canal between the Eardrum and the external opening of the ear so swimming in contaminated water (swimmers ear) and introducing harmful organisms when using ear buds can cause Tinnitus.
Otosclerosis (one of the bones of the middle ear becomes ossified through genetic predisposition) can cause Tinnitus.
Tinnitus can occur as a result of Allergies.
Otitis Interna (inflammation of the middle ear) can cause Tinnitus. Otitis Media (inflammation of the middle ear) can cause Tinnitus.
Tinnitus is one of the symptoms of Meniere’s disease.
Further discussion re Tinnitis will continue in the next newsletter
Nervous System Steps in Hearing
Sound Waves travel through the Ear Canal.
The Nerve Impulse travels via the Acoustic Nerve to the Cochlear Nuclei (located within the Medulla and Pons of the Brain Stem).
The Cochlear Nuclei relays these Nerve Impulses via the Acoustic Nerve to the Superior Olivary Nucleus on the right side of the Pons.
The Inferior Colliculus relays these Nerve Impulses to the Thalamus.
The Thalamus relays the Nerve Impulses to the Primary Auditory Cortex in the Temporal Lobe.
The Primary Auditory Cortex relays the Nerve Impulses for Hearing to surrounding areas of the Temporal
The Primary Auditory Cortex also relays Nerve Impulses relating to Hearing to the Amygdala and the Hippocampus, thereby allowing the Sense of Hearing to affect Learning, Memory and Emotions.
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<<Glossary>> (meanings of some fancy words)