SING FEFUR NEWSLETTER NO 22

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.
Since time does not allow most of us to read long newsletters, this newsletter will only deal with one herb at a time starting with the series kitchenwise and streetwise.

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CONTENTS OF NEWLETTER NO 22 June 2013

• Street-wise----Medicinal herbs growing wild and recognised as weeds in the streets, garden and the wild.
• Fluoride part 2


STREETWISE
YARROW
ACHILLEA MILLEFOILIUM

Comrades, our planned strategy to ruin the economy of this country is continuing, the agricultural sector, the mining sector, the sports sector and others are already succumbing while we grow rich on the union dues paid by dupes. Helped along by our good friends in politics and especially the banking cartels we will succeed in reducing this country to an empty shell.

The gangrenous rot that pervades in society is so obvious that even the anti inflammatory and antiseptic powers of yarrow have little chance of helping. Yet a fresh leaf poultice applied to a wound helps cuts and sores. To prepare a useful skin lotion, take some olive oil and steep lots of yarrow leave in the oil for a week and use the oil for skin blemishes and psoriasis. This property is mainly due to the salicylic acid, which is the anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing ingredient.


Herbs have many ingredients that together compose a symphony of healing.
Pharmaceuticals usually extract only one ingredient and synthesize that----so remove a trumpet from an orchestra and get it to play a symphony—think you will get the same effect? Like so many herbs, Yarrow multitasks and it is the effect of the whole that gives the gift. Its diuretic function seems so removed from the ability of yarrow to alleviate the symptoms of chickenpox and measles.


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In the darkness of our time, Yarrow does have the ability to lower blood pressure and thins the blood. No side effects unlike the pills used for lowering blood pressure.Taken as a tea with 1 teaspoon to a cup of water, Yarrow does wonders to balance all cholesterol levels. Secret agent Rutin, a flavonoid, is the driving force. Tinctures and capsules are also available at good health–shops

For those with a problem with no appetite, a cup of yarrow tea may stimulate hunger cravings.
Other aspects of the digestive system such as abdominal cramps and spasm are helped too.
{ics are heading with most and more bacteria becoming resistant, many herbs are going to replace the ineffectual use of antibiotics----notice how figures of people dying in hospitals is attracting attention—once hospitals were safe havens and now tread carefully.


For Floo, 2 cups of yarrow tea per day is recommended
Also called nosebleed, yarrow leaves stuffed in the nostril is said to stop nose bleeding –I guess anything stuffed in the nostril has the property of stopping the bleeding although applied that way yarrow helps
migraine as well


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Yarrow is not an unusual plant and is found growing wild and in many gardens—in Afrikaans it is called duisendblaar because of its many segmented leaves. The white flowered variety is the medicinal one used by phytotherapists.


When dealing with a breakdown in one aspect of the body health, it may be wise to treat the whole system rather than focus on a single organ or system. In this way mixtures of herbs may work more effectively than a single herb—some helping with elimination and detoxing.Our mixtures contain herbs, which do all that and fortify the mineral and vitamin supply hence providing a more complete healing process with no side effects.

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.

For more in depth details about Yarrow and other herbs visit <<our website3>> or go to <<herbal info and pictures>>

IN MOST CASES WE REFER TO DRIED HERB WHEN ADVOCATING AMOUNTS IN TEASPOON FOR TEAS .

DOUBLE THE AMOUNT WHEN USING FRESH HERB.

These herb properties are directly connected to and derived from the forces of nature - if you want to call it Godhead, Greater hierarchy, Krishna, Yaveh, Allah, it does not matter—these are the forces that we can trust today. So treat the herbs with the respect due to a great natural force, never mind the ravings of a semi lunatic political, media force doing their best to undermine common sense.
Prevention is better than cure.

In the next newsletter we will deal with GINGER in the series called Kitchen wise - talking about medicinal properties of the usual herbs found in the kitchen.

FLUORIDE PART 2

The symptoms of excessive Fluoride consumption are known as Fluorosis.

• Excessive Fluoride may damage the Enamel-forming cells) of the Teeth, leading to increased Dental Fluorosis and characterized by white spots or yellow-brown staining and loss of Enamel
• Excessive Fluoride may reduce Intelligence and may cause Brain damage – could it possibly be that the monkeys at the top of the big head society sometimes called the international Bilderberger group engineered the ploy of putting fluoride into drinking water worldwide to make their control over the planet easier and more profitable. Put it past the powerful leaders? -Ja! -Just look at what any so called government gets away with and how much easier would it be for those behind the government.
• May accelerate the progression of the Aging Process –I don’t know how true that is, perhaps more research is necessary.
• Fluorosis may cause Arthralgia (Joint Pain), damage Bones and may increase the risk of Fractures.
• Conclusive research on Fluorosis shows resultant Kidney damage, male and female infertility.
• Increases the risk of some cancers e.g. thyroid and liver cancers
• Exposure to excessive amounts of Fluoride during Pregnancy may cause Brain defects in offspring (therefore women should attempt to reduce their intake of Fluoride during Pregnancy).

Some minerals and Foods, which may counteract the Toxic Effects of Excessive Fluoride
Minerals
Boron, Calcium and Magnesium may reduce the toxicity of Fluoride.
Curcumin may inhibit Fluoride-induced DNA damage. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Tumeric (Borrie)
Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E may counteract the toxicity associated with excessive Fluoride.
Bee Products - Royal Jelly may counteract the toxicity of Fluoride.

Other Methods of Eliminating Fluoride

Devices—the filters that work are extremely expensive

Filtering Water through a Reverse Osmosis Filter (an expensive device) eliminates Fluoride from tap water.
Note that boiling water will likely concentrate the fluoride in the water and freezing does not get rid of fluoride

. Steps to Reduce Fluoride Exposure

* Read labels on bottled beverages.
Unless they are made using distilled or reverse-osmosis water, they are probably made with fluoridated public water.
• Be wary of tinned fish and canned food items.
Fluoride may be used as a preservative.
• Avoid black or red rock salt or items containing black or red rock salt.
• Avoid using chewing tobacco.
• Avoid long term use of medication that contains fluorine.
Certain antidepressants and medications for osteoporosis contain fluorine

So what’s the balance in a society with chemical and pesticide, rich food? You can go organic, plant your own, join an organic co op. Start with doing your own sprouts, so easy and a great source of vitamins minerals and essential nutrients.(see newsletter no 19)


We are also a mail order source for our own organic teas , singles and herbal products.A minimum order of 10 assorted teas. Working with you, we can develop custom formulations specific to your practice. Our goal is long term working relationships that evolve over time.

If you have a problem getting the herbs contact us at <<herbs@herbsorganic.co za 2>>and we will do our best to help you find them.
Outlets for our herbal teas are at this address----Shops that sell our teas
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