Sunday, February 23, 2020

Yarrow Reduce Bleeding, Building Immune System

Commonly known as achillea, yarrow, bloodwort, carpenter's weed, devil's nettle, nosebleed, old man's pepper, staunch weed, thousand-leaf, and woundwort (among other names).

Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow or common yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. Wikipedia


 Flower heads are arranged in large, compact clusters at the top of the stem, each cluster consisting of 1 or more flower heads. The flower head has 20-25 yellowish-white (rarely pink) ray flowers and similarly colored disk flowers,  divided into smaller leaflets, giving them a delicate, fernlike, lacy appearance.

Medical Uses:

Yarrow leaves have been used for tea, and young leaves and flowers have been used in salads. Infusions of yarrow have served as cosmetic cleansers and medicines.

Yarrow has been used to induce sweating and to stop wound bleeding. It also has been reported to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. It has been used to relieve GI ailments, for cerebral and coronary thromboses, to lower high blood pressure, to improve circulation, and to tone varicose veins. 

It has antimicrobial actions, is a natural source for food flavoring, and is used in alcoholic beverages and bitters. 

Helps fight bacteria and viruses — Drinking a tea made from yarrow, elderflower, linden, boneset, peppermint, and ginger can promote sweating and help eradicate flu-causing viruses from your body.
Promotes digestion and detoxification — Yarrow's bitter components and fatty acids encourage proper bile secretion from the gallbladder, which can then improve digestion and keep gallstones from forming.
Helps relieve cramps and menstrual pain — Yarrow can also help regulate menstrual periods, particularly controlling heavy flow.
May be effective against skin conditions, such as eczema — Not only can it help stop wounds from bleeding, but it can be used as first aid for ulcers.
Helps stop nosebleeds — Applying dried or powdered yarrow leaves inside nostrils may help stop the bleeding.
Relieves pain from arthritis and rheumatism — It has anti-inflammatory properties that may alleviate pain brought on by these conditions.
Helps relieve hemorrhoids — Drinking yarrow tea or tincture or placing a yarrow poultice or compress over the affected area may soothe this health problem.
In a 2017 study on achillea asiatica extract, researchers concluded that the herb was effective at improving skin wounds in rats through multiple effects at the cellular level.

A 2017 study out of Iran supports the use of achillea millefolium in neurodegenerative disease, including multiple sclerosisParkinson's disease, stroke, and epilepsy. This conclusion is based on findings in animal studies.

The 2017 review and other studies support yarrow's effectiveness for:
  • Immune-system support
  • Regulating blood sugar in diabetes
  • Protecting the liver and gallbladder: In combination with other herbs, yarrow is used for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping, and other GI complaints.
  • Stimulating menstruation: Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.
  • Helping with sleep
  • Treating hemorrhoids / Yarrow is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids; for wounds; and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
  • Alleviating hay fever: Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.
  • Speeding elimination of urine
  • Anxiety: A 2015 review of the anti-anxiety properties of essential oils found that two varieties of yarrow—achillea umbellate and achillea wilhemsii—did appear to help lessen anxiety. 
  • Tooth Pain: Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.

Side Effects:

Yarrow is generally considered safe to use medicinally. Possible side effects may include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased urination
  • Skin irritation when used topically (such as for wound healing)
  • Slowed Blood Clotting
Yarrow may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should also refrain from using yarrow, as this herb may induce a miscarriage and may have unknown effects on an unborn child.

Acacia for Weight Loss, Gum Disease, and Inflammation

Herbal Remedy called Acacia for Obesity, Stomach Inflammation, Ginngivitas, 

The gum that is exuded from the acacia tree. Other names it has been called, Acacia arabica, Acacia senegal, Acacia verek, Arbre à Gomme Arabique, Bum Senegal, Bomme Arabique, Bomme de Senegal, Bummae Momosae, Goma Arábiga, Gomme Acacia, Gomme Arabique, Gomme d'Acacia, Gomme Sénégal, Gommier Blanc, Gum Acacia, Gum Arabic, Khadir, Kher, Kumatia, Mimosa senegal, Senegalia senegal.

Don't confuse acacia with sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), acai, cassie absolute, or sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana).

Used by the Egyptians for hemorrhoids.  Acacia is a sticky substance that is used to help with a sore throat, reducing stomach discomforts.

Acacia caesia was tested on rats as part of topical wound treatment. It led to quicker wound healing than the standard treatment.

As a medicine, acacia is taken by to reduce cholesterol levels and to help with weight loss.  In manufacturing, acacia is used as a pharmaceutical ingredient in medications for throat or stomach inflammation and as a film-forming agent in peel-off skin masks. This really got my attention, because most pharmaceutical companies hate herbs that work, but I see this was is being used by manufacturers.

Benefits include high cholesterol, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and weight issues, obesity. Acacia helps remove toxins, cleanses the body.  There is a lot of talk about probiotics, Acacia is prebiotic helping with good bacteria in the gut.

Acacia is also effective in reducing skin inflammation and works well in the mouth for plaque and gum disease (gingivitis). Used in toothpaste, and mouthwashes to prevent gingivitis

Acacia is a digestible fiber it makes people feel full so they stop eating sooner. This is one way it helps with weight loss and reduced cholesterol levels.  In a study involving 120 women, 60 women took 30 grams per day of acacia gum for six weeks, while the other 60 took a placebo containing just 1 gram of pectin. Results showed that women who took the acacia gum reduced their body mass index. Their body fat percentage was also reduced by over 2 percent.


For Dental plaque. Research indicates that chewing acacia gum for 10 minutes five times a day for 7 days reduced dental plaque more than sugar-free gum.

For Weight Loss that is some proof that taking 30grams of power a day helps weight loss.

Some forms of acacia contain toxic chemicals that could cause hair loss, affect your digestive tract’s ability to take in nutrients, and stunt growth. Do not consume a form of acacia that you’re not familiar with.

Passionflower for Anxiety can be Dangerous

Passionflower for Herbal Remedies, Herbal Medicine

This family of plants is also known as Passiflora. Passionflower is available as infusions, teas, liquid extracts, and tinctures.

Studies suggest that specific species may have medicinal benefits. For example, Passiflora incarnata Purple Passionflower may help treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures, hysteria, and nervous disorders. Native 

American Indians have used passionflower to boils, wounds, earaches, and liver problems.  Passiflora foetida is more commonly known as stinking passionflower that has been shown to help with ulcers and digestion issues.

Passionflower was used in North American beginning in the 1800’s to treat nervous restlessness and gastrointestinal spasms. In short, the effects of passionflower were believed to be primarily on the nervous system, particularly for anxiety due to mental worry and overwork.

Passionflower has been examined for use in treating anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, menopausal symptoms, and cough. However, there are limited quality clinical trials to recommend passion flower for any indication. (reference)

There are not enough studies to know what dosages for children, so be careful.  In addition, it is important to stress that these dosages are not prescriptions, but merely suggested guidelines. 
  • Infusions: 2.5 grams, 3 to 4 times daily
  • Teas: Tea made from 4 to 8 grams of dried herb, daily2
  • Liquid extract: 10 to 30 drops, 3 times daily
  • Tincture: 10 to 60 drops, 3 times daily

Passionflower Warning

In general, passionflower is considered safe and nontoxic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, does not regulate the production of herbs and supplements. Most herbs and supplements are not thoroughly tested, and there is no guarantee regarding the ingredients or safety of the products.

Medications are known to have possible interactions with passionflower. These include antihistamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and narcotics. In addition, any antidepressant has the potential to interfere with its potency as well.  Other herbal remedies that may cause issues with passionflower are kava and valerian root. Finally, substances like alcohol, caffeine, and aspirin may not mix well with passionflower usage.

Take care if you are taking blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications, as these have been shown to have possible passionflower interactions
It may induce contractions if you’re pregnant. It can cause sleepiness, dizziness, confusion. Because of this, it should not be taken with sedative medications. Also, it’s not safe for pregnant women or breast-feeding women.

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Advantages of Moringa for Better Health

Moringa gives you a huge boost in Vitamins and Minerals.

This herbal remedy Moringa grows naturally in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It mostly likes tropical climates Every part of the plant the leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, root and even the bark are used to make medicine.
Since it grows easily is a superfood source for some parts of the world because it is grown cheaply and has so many vitamins and minerals.

How they are prepared:

The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.


Moringa helps with skin because it contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, that boost the skin and hair.

Moringa is used for asthmadiabetesobesitysymptoms of menopause, and many other conditions, There is no real scientific proof or real studies to support these uses. In addition to medical health Moringa is used in foods, perfumes and hair care products.

Edema is an inflammatory condition where the body builds up fluids in the tissues. Moringa helps with the inflammation thus helping with edema.

Moringa also has been shown to protect against and reduce or stop cancer, because it contains niazimicin which reduces cancer. Leaf extracts slowed the growth of pancreatic cancer cells and helped chemotherapy work better.

The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of moringa will inhibit the growth of some pathogens making it very good for digestive issues, including bloating, constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis. 

The combination of anti-inflammatory and vitamins and minerals makes it very helpful for healing broken bones, strengthening bones and helping with arthritis.  These properties also can reduce fluids and swelling in the brain, helping with memory, stress, and improved thinking ability.

Much success has been seen with using Moringa for depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue

Bronchial inflammation that can cause asthma and other breathing issues can be reduced with Moringa.  High toxicity levels in the kidneys can be reduced because of the elevated levels of antioxidants, this can also help reduce kidney stones.  Moringa reduces blood sugar, making it helpful for diabetes and amazingly helps build hemoglobin levels.   The high level of isothiocyanate and niaziminin compounds keeps arteries from thickening which is what causes higher blood pressure.  Moringa may stop the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent the thickening of capillary membranes, and inhibit retinal dysfunction for eye health. It is thought that its ability to help the body absorb minerals better will help the body produce more red blood cells preventing anemia and sickle cell disease.  As an antioxidant, it helps with cell growth and cell regeneration, wound repairs and healing It also has calciumprotein, iron, and amino acids, which help your body heal and build muscle.


Since moringa may lower blood sugar and blood pressure, do not mix moringa with medications to treat diabetes or blood pressure.  Moringa is not recommended for any women that are considering becoming pregnant or that are currently pregnant because it has anti-fertility properties. The chemicals in Moringa could lead to miscarriages. 

Special note:

Now you know why it is referred to as a “miracle tree,