A caller on blogtalkradio talks about the various herbs, infusions and tinctures she's been taking and says that she is now having sleeping problems. She stopped all herbs but the sleeping problems haven't stopped and she asks Susun if something she was taking could have caused a hormonal change. Susun starts by saying you should always use herbs one at a time and gives the caller other suggestions. This audio is just over 4:00 minutes long.
Susun interviews Kaayla T. Daniel. Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD is known as The Naughty Nutritionist® because she “tells the truth that’s too hot to handle.” Kaayla is coauthor of the bestselling book Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World (2014) and the author of The Whole Soy Story:The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food (2005). She received the Integrity in Science Award from the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2005, the Health Freedom Fighter Award from Freedom Law School in 2009, and the BadAss Award from the Paleo-Primal-Price Foundation in 2015.
this episode Q&A includes: • contact dermatitis- immune system protective- relieve symptoms with witch hazel, plantain leaf.. • elevated bilirubin and gassy- nourishing herbal infusions of violet leaf, chickweed, mullein, hibiscus- nourish digestion and liver with burdock, dandelion and yellow dock... • why use one herb at a time? to restore herbal medicine as people's medicine.. • anger and resentment and expressing emotion... • hemorrhoids- witch hazel, horse chestnut, stone root, restore elasticity to veins with stinging nettle infusion, foods to avoid and include... • slippery elm restores lining to small intestine... • cholesterol medicine makes muscles weak- your heart is a muscle...
I am 13 weeks pregnant with my first and heading to the jungles of Costa Rica for a holiday in February. As much as I am against putting mainstream bug repellents or deet on my body, I also don't want to use essential oils to keep the bugs off. Since you've spent so much time in Costa Rica, what would you recommend that's a pregnancy-safe way to keep away mosquitoes?
Thank you! Heather
Susun’s go to herb for this is yarrow… Yarrow tincture in a spray bottle – effect doesn’t usually last as long so you may have to respray every thirty minutes, depending on the amount of bugs… You can use just the tincture straight or add a bit of water or witch hazel to extend amount… You can read a little about it here: http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/April08/wisewoman.htm
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Hi, wondering if I can use glycerin to soak fresh plantain instead of oil to infuse the properties before adding beeswax for a salve? Will it draw out the healing properties as well as oil? And, if so, how long do I need to soak herbs in it before making the salve?
Thank you! Marsha
To make a salve you need to make an herbal oil first and you must use oil (olive oil, coconut, jojoba..) not glycerin which would be used to make a tincture to take internally. Susun typically recommends to use 100 proof vodka for tinctures unless for animal consumption.
Here is an article with detailed instructions on making herbal oils http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/July09/breasthealth.htm
Also for plantain specifically: Preparing plantain leaf Spit poultice: Pluck a fresh plantain leaf and chew it well; then spit it on the wound. Pounded poultice: Pound a large fresh plantain leaf between two stones; apply to wound. Infused oil: Fill any dry glass jar, large or small, with chopped fresh plantain leaves. Then fill jar to the very top with olive oil. Cover well. Label. Place in a bowl or on a plate. After six weeks, decant and use. Ointment: Warm infused oil. Add a large spoonful of beeswax to the warm (not hot) oil and stir with your finger until it melts. Then pour your liquid ointment into small jars. The more beeswax you use the harder the ointment will be.
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