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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.

 

LINKS TO DIFFERENT NEWSLETTERS
NO 1 SEPTEMBER 2011------THYME AND HERBS FOR CHEST FLOO RELATED PROCESSES
NO 2 OCTOBER 2011 - ------PLANTAIN AND HERBS FOR STOMACH AILMENTS
NO 3 NOVEMBER 2011------ ROSEMARY AND HERBS FOR BALANCING BLOOD PRESSURE
NO 4 DECEMBER 2011-------NETTLE AND HERBS FOR KIDNEY DIS EASE
NO 5 JANUARY 2012---------MARJORAM AND HERBS FOR BEDWETTING
NO 6 FEBRUARY 2012------- DANDELION AND HERBS FOR LIVER PART 1
NO 7 MARCH 2012----------- PEPPERMINT AND HERBS FOR LIVER PART 2
NO 8 APRIL 2012.................ALFALFA AND HEPATITIS
NO 9 MAY 2012...................BASIL AND ALLERGY
NO 10 JUNE 2012................WILD DAGGA AND ALLERGY 2
NO 11 JULY 2012................TURMERIC AND FLOO
NO 12 AUGUST 2012.........WILDE ALS AND MALARIA
NO 13 SEPTEMBER 2012....PARSLEY AND TINNITIS 1
NO 14 OCTOBER 2012........BUCHU AND TINNITUS NO 2
NO 15 NOVEMBER 2012.....CELERY AND CHOLESTEROL PT 1
NO 16 DECEMBER 2012.....RUE AND CHOLESTEROL PT 2
NO 17 JANUARY 2013........SAGE AND CHOLESTEROL PT 3
NO 18 FEBRUARY 2013....COMFREY AND CHOLESTEROL PT 4
NO 19 MARCH 2013.......... SPROUTS
NO 20 APRIL 2013..............FENNEL AND CONSTIPATION
NO 21 MAY 2013.................CINNAMON AND FLUORIDE PART 1
NO 22 JUNE 2013..............YARROW AND FLUORIDE PART 2
NO 23 JULY 2013..............GINGER AND ANTIBIOTICS PART 1
NO 24 AUGUST 2013........CATNIP AND ANTIBIOTICS PART 2
NO 25 SEPTEMBER 2013.....GARLIC AND ANTIBIOTICS PART 3
NO 26 OCTOBER 2013.......CANCERBUSH AND ANTIBIOTICS PART 4
NO 27 NOVEMBER 2013......CAYENNE AND ANTIBIOTICS PART 5

 


CONTENTS OF NEWLETTER NO 1

Introduction to Sing Fefur (for the first edition only).

Kitchen-wise-Medicinal herbs in the kitchen

Recipe for Colds Coughs Floo Bronchitis, Chest ailments

 

Introduction to Sing Fefur (for the first edition only).

Sing Fefur Organic Herbs
was started in 1977, when we saw the need for low cost herbal medicines. The market place was not very receptive in those days, yet our product is effective as we are still producing our organic mixtures almost 34 years later. The idea is still to produce the highest quality mixtures at the lowest cost for any comparative product on the market. Much has changed with the advent of too many drugs having side effects and being so expensive. This together with the cost of doctors has pushed people into looking for alternatives.

In order to ensure that the herbs that go into our mixtures are of the highest quality, we have always planted them ourselves and thus were sure of their freshness and their organic nature. The teas and herbal products are grown, dried, blended and packaged on the farm, so quality control and potency is guaranteed, and we are able to keep our prices low.

 
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No sprays, pesticides, chemical fertilizers or preservatives are used throughout the entire process.
We farm in the ancient Takkap valley in McGregor, 25 kilometers from Robertson. The nearest city is Cape Town about 200km away.
The semi desert conditions and the mountainous terrain have kept industry away from this eco friendly environment. This pollution free area and climate produce a high potency herbal product.
Our herbs have been listed in accordance with the rules of the South African Medical and Dental Council and the National Department of Health.

Considering the speed of today's society, the trend today has shifted to herbs in convenient form such as powders, capsules, tablets, tinctures and teabags.
The heat generated in the processing of cutting the herb beyond a certain size does affects its strength and often lessens the potency of the herbs.
So most of our product range is loose tea with quite a big cut to keep the quality of the active ingredient strong. our other ranges are obtainable in tea bag form and tinctures
Our product range is on our website.
Remember that it takes sometime to show the symptoms of the dis-ease and the herbs will address the disease in the most appropriate way and in a time dictated by nature.
The feeling of well being after a short period will indicate the usefulness of the natural healing method. Changes in your eating pattern to a more healthy diet will greatly help the body to heal

Herbs have been used for thousands of years and have worked for that long .Herbal popularity is becoming so the big pharmaceuticals have now put pressure on the various international political organizations they contro,l through their huge financial resources, to limit the availability of herbal medicines. Instead of herbs being freely available over the counter as they are now,the idea is to classify herbs as drugs that can only be available through a doctors prescription.This is big business as usual---wanting to control more profit from what God gave freely
Fortunately in South Africa we have a herbal culture thanks to the insight of the ancestors who mapped the use of herbs for their people so we will not be easily affected.
Two members of our staff are Inyangas,(traditional herbal healers), so honoured by the Council of Traditional Healers.

KITCHEN-WISE--THE MEDICINAL VALUE OF KITCHEN HERBS.

Most of the herbs used in cooking have positive healing effects and are used in the making of herbal medicines as well as for flavouring added to dishes.

In this series which follows, we deal with the more common herbs and their medicinal values.

1 THYME.
The ancient Greeks knew the use of thyme for sore throat, colds, coughs and chest problems---they also used it as an anti biotic and anti bacterial by pouring one cup of boiling water on one teaspoon of dried herb.If you are fortunate to have fresh thyme growing in the garden use 2 big twigs in boiling water.Strain and drink hot or cold.

Ok, so the Greeks did not have the current range of medical drugs for that purpose and to their credit they did not suffer the aftereffects and side effects from those drugs - thyme does not have any side effects and can also be used together with any medication.

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Its anti fungal properties are useful in cases of athletes foot--soak feet in a mixture of 4 teaspoons to a liter of water.

For a mouthwash used one teaspoon dried herbs in a cup of boiling water and gargle. You could do the same for sore throat and bad breath.
For dandruff try a stronger mixture and rub well into the scalp—keep the liquid in the fridge after using, it tend to go off if left in warmth. Three teaspoons to one cup of boiling water

A tea of caffeine free thyme is a great preventative for infections.One teaspoon to One cup of water.Add lemon and honey or sugar and hot or cold, it makes for a delicious drink.

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Sometimes a cup of thyme tea will immediately alleviate stomach pains especially gas.
In general herbs are a natural healing agent and work at the pace that the body allows, it does not force healing just works with the body to rectify what’s amiss..
There are really no quick fixes when it comes to dis-ease—it probably takes the body sometime to show the symptoms of illness and to cure that properly though diet and herbs takes time too.

Ordinary medicine will alleviate the symptoms but does it effect a cure?

For more in depth details about thyme and other herbs visit our website at www.herbsorganic.co.za  or go to herb 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.

In the next newsletter we will deal with the herb Plantain in the series called
Street-wise
-talking about herbs we see everyday in our garden and streets.

Recipe for Colds Coughs Floo Bronchitis, Chest ailments,

Each one of these herbs on its own will positively affect chest ailments and blended together they are a powerful mixture.

1x wilde Als
1x Buchu
1x Horehound
1x Nettle
2x Plantain
1x Rue
2x Thyme

The herbs in this mixture are obtainable at any good health shop or pharmacy.
We do a ready made mixture, which is obtainable from our outlets called Flootea.
To decrease mucous production avoid milk products such as cheese, butter, yogurt etc.
A drink of lemon and honey in boiling water helps.
Include in your diet a green leafy salad with onions, garlic and parsley.

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 herbs@herbsorganic.co.za and we will do our best to help you find them.

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