SING FEFUR NEWSLETTER NO 7
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 7 --MARCH 2012
• Kitchen-wise-Medicinal herbs in the kitchen--PEPPERMINT
KITCHEN-WISE--THE MEDICINAL VALUE OF KITCHEN HERBS.
Peppermint crisp and mint chocolates use the herb we are talking about today. so too muffins, deserts and sometimes potatoes.
Peppermint is great for nausea—maybe why it is such a nice tea to drink while looking at the state of our nations. Morning sickness of the non political type also benefits from a nice cuppa.It really has a beneficial effect on the nerves and at the same time prevents vomiting.
So feel a headache coming on, try a cup of peppermint tea----1 teaspoon to 1 cup boiling water or if you are lucky enough to have a plant: growing a sprig will do.
The kitchen herbs are easily obtainable as plants from nurseries and if it is a mission to find, then for the dried herb, your nearest supermarket will have them under the culinary herb section.
The heritage of the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks have been passed through the ages and we use the legacy of the ancient healers unknowingly on a daily basis.
Like lots of herbs it is safe during pregnancy and lactation and has no side effects.
Peppermint is produced in South Africa but most companies prefer to import from Germany who gets the herbs mainly from central Europe—all forgetting the radioactive residue left by Chernobyl.
Our dietary patterns make us prey to parasites---pappermint is strongly anti-parasitic especially to hookworm.
Peppermint is one of the herbs which when in combination with other herbs is helpful in irritable bowel syndrome.It is hypothesized that Peppermint benefits irritable bowel syndrome by its anti spasmodic activity on the smooth muscles of the intestines.
Some people have a greater sensitivity to herbs and the beneficial results are seen quickly.
In the next newsletter we will deal with Alfalfa in the series called Street wise - talking about medicinal properties of herbs found growing in the streets, garden and the wild.
About Liver conditions and recipes
Once you have had the illness you become immune to it.
Alcohol is not a good idea in any liver illness.
The symptoms vary in intensity and range to include
The virus can spread through contact with infected saliva, mucus, sperm and blood.
HERBS for the liver which can be used in the cleanser diet.
I do suggest you use a mixture of herbs not just a single herb or get our LIVERITEA which is formulated for such use.
IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WE WILL DEAL WITH HEPATITIS B
THE FOLLOWING IS A 2 WEEK DETOX PROGRAM TO RESTORE VITALITY AND SUPPORT LIVER RECOVERY.
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Herbal tea, Small glass of warm weak unsweetened
Lu n c h
Lemon juice for dressing
2 slices of rye toast and butter
Large helping of three of the following
Marmite water for gravy.
3 medium potatoes cooked in their jackets
Dessert salad of apples. Paw paw and guavas with lemon juice for dressing
Bed time small glass of hot unsweetened lemon tea
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)