Think of our life in Nature-daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are g? Where are we?
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
We know some great American and European doctors who only employ the use of well-known antibiotics and other drugs under their strict supervi- sion, but they also prescribe and make their own healing herbal remedies. They garnered these natural remedies from centuries of wisdom, proven by generations of healers in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. They know that their patients rely on their knowledge and attitude. Good doctors are compelled to gain victory over disease.
Popping an over-the-counter pain tablet may provide temporary relief from a simple headache, but most of these drugs will not provide relief for migraine headaches-and loading up on chemicals over long periods of time does the body little good. Why not try a natural remedy instead?
Not everyone knows that most of us have in our kitchens a well-stocked “apothecary.” Even today the common garden radish, swede, and turnip are valued in folk medicine for their healing properties.
1. One tablespoon of garden radish juice, squeezed from the root and taken three times, is helpful in decreasing coughs and sooth- ing a hoarse voice. It is useful in treating dysfunctions of the liver and gall bladder, including the formation of stones in the kidneys and liver.
2. Garden radish juice makes an excellent massage emollient in the treatment of rheumatism and colds.
3. Although in most cases not as effective as radish juice, the juice of a turnip mixed with honey settles a cough.
4. Cooked and pulverized turnip root used as a plaster helps heal gout in the foot.
5. A plaster of washed, fresh cabbage leaves applied to the forehead and temples relieves headaches.
6. Try same plaster to soothe a burn, bruise, or external abrasions.
7. Systematically chew sauerkraut to make weak gums stronger.
8. A wart rubbed with the fresh juice of sour apples over 10 days will darken, decrease in size, and then disappear.
9. One tablespoon each of rum, glycerin, juice and rubbed into the scalp strengthens the hair.
10. A cotton pad soaked in the freshly squeezed juice of two to three garlic cloves or one cut garlic clove rubbed onto the affected area treats skin disorders, including eczema and balding. Garlic acts as an effective antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal healer for other infected skin conditions such
11. Drink 2 cup of freshly squeezed cabbage juice 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three to four weeks to help with Weight loss.
12. A freshly grated beet, mixed with one tablespoon sour cream, is used to treat acne and purulent (festering) pimples by applying to the affected area for five minutes.
13. Strong black coffee made with freshly ground coffee beans can be used as a hand bath and to treat nail fungus.
14. Painful corns can be treated by rubbing them with fresh tomato slices for 15 minutes a day for two weeks.
15. Cook two to three potatoes in water. Drain Dice potatoes and keep in the same pot. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the potato steam for 10 minutes. Repeat the same procedure three to four times every two to three hours to case breathing.
16. Potato in a Dress Uniform. Wash a potato well and bake it in its skin. Cook one beet in water until soft. Peel the skin off both vegetables. Mince the beet and mix with the potato flesh and with one teaspoon olive oil or sour cream. Then eat it. It helps to reduce high blood pressure.
17. Wash one organic potato and dry. Make a fresh juice in a juicer from this potato and its skin. Drink it to normalize stomach acidity and to regulate the digestive system. It will also treat stomach and intestinal cramps. Potato juice is also helpful in treating heartburn, dizziness, and vomiting.
18. Drink 2 cup freshly pressed grape juice a day for one month to maintain your normal weight. Grape juice is also helpful as a restorative remedy for the nervous system to heal anxiety and tension associated with excessive stress. As we know, excessive stress can lead to a variety of health problems, such as emotional instability (tendency to cry or be irritated for no obvious reason), inability to relax, palpitations, insomnia, or headaches. Fresh grape juice also improves the exchange of water and salt in the body and acts as a good antiseptic to dlean harmful products, such as uric acid, from the system. And this is not all: Fresh prevent the formation of stones and sand in the urinary tract.
19. Make “Baby Vinegar” using young green grapes. Fill a glass jar with two ounces of grapes. Add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and one cup spring water. Simmer for two hours. Take one to two teaspoons daily before meals if you experience pains in joints and muscles or suffer from rheumatism. Store “Baby Vinegar” in the refrigerator.
20. Eat one ounce dried raisins, one ounce almonds or four to five walnuts, and two to three thin pieces of cheese (about an ounce) once a week for one month. Drink a cup of natural white juice once a week. It will make your heart muscle stronger, strengthen the nervous system, and relieve nervous headaches.
21. As a remedy for fatigue, take ½ cup fresh grape juice a day. wo tablespoons every two hours is also very helpful as a preventive measure for a loss of energy, insomnia and depression, lack of determination, anger, or emptiness.
Warning: Don’t drink grape juice in large quantities if you are diarrhea sensitive or you have diabetes, obesity, stomach ulcer, or chronic inflammatory processes in the lungs. Consult your physician or health-care practitioner.
22. Make 1/2 cup strong Indian, Ceylon, or earl Grey black tea. Add one teaspoon honey. Mix well and pour 1/2 cup fresh grape juice into the tea. One cup of this tea-grape juice drink is a good natural healer for such difficult conditions as intestinal or stom-ach disorders and dysentery.