SING FEFUR NEWSLETTER NO 5
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.
CONTENTS OF NEWLETTER NO 5 --JANUARY 2012
• Kitchen-wise-Medicinal herbs in the kitchen
KITCHEN-WISE--THE MEDICINAL VALUE OF KITCHEN HERBS.
Phew—So your partner has bad breath ---give em a twig of Marjoram to chew—makes them kissable if you don’t want to embarrass then just add lots to the food.
Majoram has the potential for helping in digestive hassles---not so strange that most of the kitchen herbs we commonly use do have a positive effect on the digestion---origins from far back indicate that an intimate knowledge of herbs existed and was kindled and brought forward to our times as society evolved.
Used as a tobacco mix if you can handle it , it may put you off smoking altogether.
Too much water retention? Majoram increases the flow of urine so keep a potty nearby.
In most cases A teaspoon of dried herb to a cup of boiling water or 2 fresh twigs makes a fine tea------it is safe to drink a few times a day yet advice from a practitioner is always advisable.
Its ok to take any herb by itself, yet when mixed with care with other healing herbs a really powerful combination may result--Prevention is better than cure.
In the next newsletter we will deal with Dandelion in the series called Street-wise-talking about medicinal properties of herbs found growing in the streets, garden and the wild.
RECIPE FOR BEDWETTING ( Enuresis)
Children usually grow out of bedwetting as it is an involuntary function and so they gain control as they mature, usually from the about 6 years as their bladders grow in size.
About 10 million children in the USA are bedwetters.
The Kidney may have an inability to process sodium and a possibility of food allergies.
Potassium supplements may help to balance the sodium –99mg daily for older children and half the dosage for the younger children under 12
Moisture alarms have limited success
There are short-term effect drugs, which allow a child to sleep over, or go to camp but in the long term the herbal way offers less side effects and costly methods.
Restricting of liquids before going to bed is appropriate but not always effective as the food eaten during the day becomes liquid. It may be helpful to have the dinner meal early.
These herbs recommended are diuretics and they promote emptying of the bladder before bedtime so they need to be taken about 3 pm not later.
These herbs can be used singly and a good mix is an equal amount of
A safe dosage is one teaspoon of dried herb to I cup of boiling water---honey can be added to make it acceptable drink for the child.
Brewers yeast is a good supplement.
Each one of these herbs on its own will positively affect the blood and blended together they are a powerful mixture.
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.
If you have a problem getting the herbs contact us at <<firstname.lastname@example.org za 2>>and we will do our best to help you find them.
Glossary(meanings of some fancy words)