SING FEFUR NEWSLETTER NO 40

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.



CONTENTS OF NEWSLETTER NO 40 December 2014



• Street-wise----Medicinal herbs growing wild and recognised as weeds in the streets, garden and the wild.
• Home treatments of Skin Cancers

 

CHAMOMILE
Matricaria chamomilla
Matricaria recutita
Chamomilla recutita

One empire has endured through the ages. Wordlessly without aplomb it has watched civilizations crumble, corporations sink and empires disintegrate.
It has not asked for homage and gives freely of its bounty.
And when you eat, your sustenance is derived from that beauty and when healing is needed, it provides.



Often our eyes are opened when others or we are ill and today’s nutrition (mostly lack of or abuse of) is often the cause of the illness.
Digestive problems such as colic, upset tummy, peptic ulcers are healed by a simple cup of Chamomile tea. A flower and leaf that contains
anti-spasmodics and anti-inflammatories (Chamazulene and Bisabolol) soothes the mucosa, prevents gastro intestinal spasms and flatulence.




An old crone who reminded me of Brigette Bardot (this is one lady who did not need tattoos to look good) used chamomile to increase her appetite.
Seems that it worked in all the right places.

The effects on the skin of chamomile oil or cream is to alleviate eczema, itching and skin inflammations. The volatile oil in chamomile can undo much
of the damage caused by ultra violet light----works on dry skin, sunburn and soothes rough skin. Skin injuries benefit from is anti bacterial properties.


 

Using Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) as a carrier, Chamomile may also be useful in skin cancer as DMSO penetrates the skin barrier.
Chamomile cream may also heal the scars of psoriasis.
Chamomile contains Levomenol (aka bisabolol), when applied topically, is effectively absorbed into the skin.
In large dosages chamomile cream helps with wrinkles.



To the ancients, herbs had character—chamomile is a happy herb and happiness is contagious –The Dalai Lama hints that the purpose of life is to be happy and when he laughs, the world laughs with him.


When you are happy the world is a happy place—just look at our leaders, religious, social and political.
Really not worth looking at them because whatever they have seems to make them miserable and may be contagious .
No doubt their wives and husbands have learnt to cope probably with chamomile or some sedative.



Chamomile serves to elevate mood, alleviates some cases of anxiety and helps insomnia. Because of its wide ranging effect on the central nervous system, it is beneficial for many other ailments such as headache, stress and in some cases alleviate pain. The flavone Apigenin affects the brain receptors causing the positive elevating effects,
The mechanism of the oil decreasing the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH controls the toxic effect of excessive stress.

The tincture and oils are obtainable from health shops. Some also sell the cream.

Results clearly suggested that daily consumption of chamomile tea could contribute to the prevention of the progress of hyperglycemias and diabetic complications.
Chamomile inhibits aldose reductase, which is part of the chain that causes eye complications in diabetes.


Allergies are often a result of histamine release from mast cells—research indicates that chamomile reduces significantly the breakdown of mast cells and hence acts
against allergies much like nettle fo example in cases of asthma.

None can disprove that Cleopatra used chamomile for her PMS stage and as a uterine tonic.
History recalls that she would not allow Antony into her bedroom until she had her cup of chamomile but that could also have been to relieve her anxiety.


Anti-inflammatory Chamomile has always been a favourite as a mouthwash for halitosis and also for upper respiratory tact infections including the
common cold,
Some herbalists use it for arthritis and rheumatism.
As with all things one mans meat is another’s point of departure and in that vein the effects of herbs are individual and may work quicker with some.
At least no know side effects and contraindications make Chamomile a safe herb

 

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 herbs visit <<our website >>or go to <<herbal pictures and information>>
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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 l
unatic political, media force doing their best to undermine common sense.
Prevention is better than cure.

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 herbs visit <<our website >>or go to <<herbal pictures and information>>
>>
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 Cloves in the series called Kitchen wise - talking about medicinal properties of the usual herbs found in the kitchen.


HOME TREATMENT OF SKIN PROBLEMS AND CANCERS

It must be clear that the orthodox medical profession does not back the information in this article. Probably not enough to say that corporative bottom lines
would be negatively affected
by the results of the independent research and the successes. So do not expect your medical doctor to accept that any of these possibilities.
Remember that doctors are becoming more aware and puzzled by the apparent miracle cures obtained through herbs and alternate out of the box treatments.

The methods are derived from people both medical practitioners and laymen who have used the various applications and some have had great success with them
and some have tried one
with no cure and have tried another and have succeeded in treating their lesions.
These lesions include non-melanoma types----squamous cell, basal cell, birth spots and warts. Reports of melanomas being cured by the treatments are recorded.

So if you are diagnosed with skin cancer, keep in mind that your options extend beyond surgical interventions and that most skin cancers, if detected early, are curable.
The article does not claim to have a cure for any skin cancer, growth or lesion. Some would say that offering these alternatives is irresponsible.
They are suggested just as a possible course of action instead of repeated expensive surgery and treatments, which may often work for a while, yet just as often fail
as the lesion reoccurs.

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention
Skin cancer is a prime example of how an ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure. Excessive exposure to UV radiation is clearly linked to
skin cancer. Although I believe everyone should spend time in the sun several days a week to boost vitamin D levels, you can certainly get too much of a good thing.
After 10 or 15 minutes, I suggest you apply a full-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays, and wear hats, long-sleeved shirts, and other protective
gear whenever possible.
But if you are diagnosed with skin cancer, keep in mind that your options extend beyond surgical interventions and that most skin cancers, if detected early, are curable.

Diet
A healthy diet that minimizes body toxins is where to start. Dietician give advice on what they have learnt and doctors too are very ignorant of diet---have you ever
met a dietician or orthodox practitioner who has told you to read the contents of the food you buy and eat—try googling some of the ingredients—you may be surprised
…start with aspartame and then you may wonder if supermarket chains are trying to create illness in societies.

Iodine
Repeated application of iodine (Lugol’s solution usually 5 to 7%%) to the skin appears to cause regeneration of the skin from the bottom up.
If skin regeneration is from the bottom, then there is little or no scar formation.
This compound attacks the diseased cells and destroys them without harming the healthy cells....the alcohol in the iodine causes pain so then use
alcohol free iodine.
Repeated applications to the lesion sometimes over many weeks may result in crusty coverings, which peel off, and eventually a clear skin with no apparent scar
is left like a snake moulting.
I Do not pick at the scabs as that will maybe leave scars and lengthen the healing period f
it gets worse at first, keep applying and also apply to the surrounding area—the more you apply the more effective—as many times per day as possible.
Some have had success with one app per day other with up to 20

once it appears that the lesion is gone do not stop until the skin is really clean with no marks.
One drop of iodine in water also helps internally
Many people have had success with skin cancers using this simple method
A home formula for application is
7 grams iodine
5 grams potassium iodide
5 mls distilled water
Alcohol to reach 25 mls (vodka is good)
The longer the mix cures in a dark cupboard, the more effective. Some private medical researchers have used it extensively with success.
Some leave out the alcohol because of a sensitivity to it.

Make your own homemade, Lugol's solution 7.0% 7.5%

Buy normal iodine from store
Pour into glass bowl
Place glass bowl of iodine into pot of water
At medium temperature, boil off the liquid in the iodine, until only the deep brown iodine remains
Remove glass bowl from pot of water
Put desired amount of distilled water into the glass bowl
Mix water and iodine
Pour mixture into bottle

Example:
25 ml - 2.5% iodine (iodine 25 mg/ml + potassium iodide 25 mg/ml + Ethyl Alcohol + purified water)
use 3 bottles (above), boil off ethyl alcohol and purified water
mix 25 ml of distilled water into the dried iodine (iodine + potassium iodide)
pour the total mixture into 1 of the original containers
label container as 7.5% Lugol's solution

When Moses was a cowboy people said that Food is your best medicine. So what has changed?

EGGPLANT

Eggplant has an active ingredient Solasodine and others from which an Ossie doctor, Bill Cham, made a cream called Curaderm BEC5.
Not an orthodox treatment, it has been really successful in the treatment of squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers through privately funded research,
which gives it its scientific backing.
No side effects, just mild inflammation where applied which goes when you stop treatment.
You can get it online or you could make your own app based on eggplant…so here is a chance to become independent and programme your own treatment!
Make your own medication
1. Vinegar-Some have used white vinegar, while others recommend raw organic apple cider vinegar.
2. a medium sized eggplant and grind it up.
Put that into a glass jar and fill it up with the vinegar.
Place the jar into the refrigerator. After around three days with the white vinegar, the liquid should turn to a brownish gold color. That indicates it's ready to use.

Apple cider vinegar is already a similar color, but three days seasoning in a refrigerator should be enough.

Apply it directly to tumors often with a cotton ball, or secure the soaked cotton onto the tumor with tape. Treatment may take a couple of weeks or more. Both commercial
BEC5 cream and the homemade version also work on warts and other unhealthy skin conditions.

What has also worked was simply rubbing the area with a small piece of eggplant every day, with the white side down on the affected area. It may be more
effective to keep it on the lesion
with a bandage There is minimal smell and the smell is just slighly veggie. There is no stickiness or residue no matter how much you do this.
It takes about a month but then there is reportedly no trace of the problem.
the next newsletter we will deal with other home cures including bicarbonate of soda, some herbs and DMSO (dimethylsuphoxide).

 

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