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Herbal Medicine Formulas

Measles

  • Safflower (4 parts)
  • Balm (4 parts)
  • Licorice (2 parts)
  • Elder blossoms (2 parts)
  • Boil 1-1/3 tsp. mixture in 3 cups of water for 2 to 3 minutes, covered; let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup morning, noon, and night. Sweeten if desired. More info on the measles.


    Menstrual Problems

  • Blind nettle
  • Lady's mantle
  • Milfoil
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses. More info on menstrual problems.

    Menstrual Problems

  • Rosemary (1 part)
  • Shave grass (1 part)
  • Shepherd's purse (2 parts)
  • Milfoil (2 parts)
  • Add 1 tbsp. to 1/2 cup cold water. Bring to a boil and steep briefly. Take 1/2 to 1-1/2 cups a day, by medical direction. More info on menstrual problems.

    Menstrual Problems

  • Goldthread (8 parts)
  • Tansy (8 parts)
  • Fragrant valerian root (4 parts)
  • Rosemary leaves (2 parts)
  • Rue herb (2 parts)
  • Boil 1-1/2 tsp. mixture slowly in 2 cups of water, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup morning and night. Sweeten if desired. More info on menstrual problems.

    Menstrual Problems

  • St. Johns Wort
  • European mistletoe
  • Mix in equal parts. Parboil 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup of water, then steep covered for 5 minutes. Take warm in mouthful doses. More info on menstrual problems.

    Menstrual Problems

  • Mexican damiana leaves (4 parts)
  • Quaking aspen bark (3 parts)
  • Birthroot (3 parts)
  • Cramp bark (3 parts)
  • Cassia bark (3 parts)
  • Squaw vine (2 parts)
  • Blazing star root (2 parts)
  • Boil 1 tsp. mixture in 2 cups water for 2 to 3 minutes; let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 cup morning and evening. Sweeten if desired. More info on menstrual problems.


    Metabolism, To Stimulate

  • Juniper berries
  • Milfoil
  • Nettle
  • OR
  • Juniper berries
  • Birch leaves
  • Chamomile
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, sweeten with honey, in mouthful doses.

    Metabolism, To Stimulate

  • Alder buckthorn bark (2 parts)
  • Licorice root (2 parts)
  • Dandelion root and leaves (3 parts)
  • Pansy leaves (3 parts)
  • Soak 1 tbsp. in 1/2 qt. cold water for 3 hours. Bring to a boil and steep for 15 minutes. Take in tablespoon doses.


    Mouthwash or Gargle

  • Wild sage leaves (10 parts)
  • Marsh rosemary (10 parts)
  • Spotted cranesbill root (6 parts)
  • Red oak bark (6 parts)
  • Goldthread root (2 parts)
  • Rhatany root (2 parts)
  • Cassia bark (2 parts)
  • Cloves (2 parts)
  • Boil 4 tsp. mixture in 1 pint water for 5 minutes; let stand for 10 minutes and strain. Add 1 tbsp. table salt. For inflammations and swelling, use every 2 to 3 hours. Dilute with water if too astringent.


    Nerves, To Calm

  • Hops
  • Lavender flowers
  • Balm leaves
  • Primrose
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses, as needed.

    Nerves, To Calm

  • Chamomile (1 part)
  • Lavender flowers (1 part)
  • Peppermint leaves (1 part)
  • Fragrant valerian root (2 parts)
  • Fennel seed (3 parts)
  • Milfoil (3 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup warm per day.

    Nerves, To Calm

  • Fragrant valerian root (3 parts)
  • Peppermint leaves (3 parts)
  • Buck bean (4 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day.

    Nerves, To Calm

  • Fragrant valerian
  • Hops
  • Lavender flowers
  • Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Anise
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tbsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 cup per day.


    Nightmare, Prevention Of

  • Anise
  • Fragrant valerian root
  • Mix in equal parts. Simmer 1 tsp. mixture in 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes; let cool and strain. Add enough water to restore the volume lost in simmering. Take before going to bed.


    Obesity

  • Dandelion root and leaves (7 parts)
  • Peppermint leaves (7 parts)
  • Alder buckthorn bark (15 parts)
  • American senna leaves (15 parts)
  • Steep 1 tbsp. of the mixture in 1 cup boiling water for 30 minutes. Take 1/2 cup several times a day. Medical supervision suggested. More info on obesity.


    For Night Sweats

  • Wild sage leaves (12 parts)
  • Buck bean (4 parts)
  • Boneset (2 parts)
  • Rosemary leaves (2 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. mixture in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes, then strain. Take before going to bed.


    Perspiration, To Prevent

    - (antihydrotic)
  • Sage leaves
  • Hyssop leaves
  • Walnut (rind of the fruit)
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 2 tbsp. mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Take 1/2 cup 2 hours before going to bed.

    Perspiration, To Promote

    - (diaphoretic)
  • Linden flowers
  • Elder flowers
  • Mullein flowers Chamomile
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 to 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take hot.


    Perspiration, To Promote

    - (diaphoretic)
  • Elder flowers (4 parts)
  • Boneset (2 parts)
  • Black birch leaves (2 parts)
  • Water mint (2 parts)
  • Steep 1/2 tsp. mixture in 2 cups boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes and strain. Drink hot before going to bed. For children, amounts may be decreased and sweetened.


    Pleurisy

  • Pleuurisy root (4 parts)
  • Spotted cranesbill (3 parts)
  • Licorice (3 parts)
  • Elder flowers (2 parts)
  • Boneset (2 parts)
  • Irish moss (1 part)
  • Boil 3/4 tsp. mixture slowly in 3 cups water, covered; let stand for 10 minutes, and strain. Take 1 cup, morning, noon, and night. Sweeten if desired. More info on pleurisy.

    Pleurisy

  • Anise seed (2 parts)
  • Chamomile flowers (3 parts)
  • Nettle (5 parts)
  • Coltsfoot leaves & flowers (5 parts)
  • Steep 4 tsp. in 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Take 1-1/2 cups a day sweetened with honey, warm, in mouthful doses. More info on pleurisy.


    Poultice

  • Flax seed powder (8 parts)
  • Slippery elm bark powder (4 parts)
  • Fenugreek seed powder (4 parts)
  • Mix 1 lb. mixture with hot water or milk to make a thick, smooth paste. Apply to inflammations, swellings, painful areas, etc.


    Pregnant Women

    - (prevents nausea, miscarriage, reduces labor pains and increases milk production)
  • Cinnamon (1 part)
  • Blackberry leaves (5 parts)
  • Milfoil (5 parts)
  • Raspberry leaves (10 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, in mouthful doses.


    Rheumatism

  • Take a combination of cucumber juice, carrot juice, and beet juice for rheumatic problems resulting from the retention of uric acid in the body. More info on rheumatism.

  • Skin Troubles, Acne, Eczema, Bad Complexion

  • Mix 2 oz. each of beet juice, celery juice, and tomato juice. Take 2 or 3 times a day. As a general blood purifier, take several times a week. More info on acne & eczema.

  • Skin Troubles, Acne, Eczema, Bad Complexion

  • Witch grass root
  • Elecampane root
  • Juniper berries
  • Ground ivy
  • Elder leaves & flowers
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup per day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses. Take daily over an extended period. More info on acne & eczema.

    Skin Troubles, Acne, Eczema, Bad Complexion

  • Black elder leaves (1 part)
  • Pansy (1 part)
  • English walnut leaves (1 part)
  • Speedwell (2 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups per day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses. More info on acne & eczema.

    Skin Troubles, Acne, Eczema, Bad Complexion

  • Blackberry leaves (1 part)
  • Blackthorn leaves (1 part)
  • Primrose (1 part)
  • Raspberry leaves (1 part)
  • Wild strawberry leaves (2 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste, if desired.


    Stimulants, Beverage Tea

  • Juniper berries (1 part)
  • Woodruff (2 parts)
  • Blackberry leaves (4 parts)
  • Milfoil (6 parts)
  • Primrose (8 parts)
  • Raspberry leaves (10 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste, if desired.

    Stimulants, Beverage Tea

  • Juniper berries (dried) (1 part)
  • Blackberry leaves (2 parts)
  • Wild strawberry leaves (5 parts)
  • Raspberry leaves (10 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. of mixture in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste, if desired.

    Stimulants, Beverage Tea

  • Woodruff
  • Wild strawberry leaves
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Thyme
  • Blackberry leaves
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take as desired.


    A Stomach Stimulant

  • Sweet flag root (1 part)
  • Milfoil (1 part)
  • Wormwood (1 part)
  • European centaury (2 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup, 30 to 60 minutes before eating.


    To Calm the Stomach

  • Hops (3 parts)
  • Balm leaves (1 part)
  • European centaury (1 part)
  • Chamomile flowers (1 part)
  • Steep 1 tsp. mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses as needed.

    For a Weak Stomach

  • Sweet flag root
  • Wormwood
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1 cup boiling water. Take in the course of a day.

    For a Weak Stomach

  • Comfrey (2 parts)
  • Calendula (1 part)
  • Knotgrass (1 part)
  • Steep 1 tsp of the mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1-1/2 to 2 cups a day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses. More info on ulcers.


    For Stomach Ulcers

  • Calendula flowers
  • Speedwell
  • Celandine
  • Nettle
  • Oak bark
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 2 tsp. in 1 cup boiling water. Take 1 cup per day, unsweetened, in mouthful doses. More info on ulcers.


    To Strengthen the Stomach

  • Angelica
  • Wormwood or Yellow gentian
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups per day.

    To Strengthen the Stomach

  • European centaury
  • Yellow gentian root
  • Sweet flag
  • Chamomile
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1-1/2 cups a day, in mouthful doses.

    To Strengthen the Stomach

  • Anise seed
  • Dill seed
  • Fennel seed
  • Caraway seed
  • Pepperint leaves (dried)
  • Crush the 4 varieties of seeds together and mix in equal parts with the peppermint. Steep 1 tsp. of the mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup, 30 minutes before eating; or take at mealtime, in mouthful doses.


    Tonic

    - (tea that provides a good tonic any time)
  • Arnica
  • Balm
  • Buck bean
  • Imperial masterwort
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1 cup boiling water. Take 1/2 cup, twice per day.

    Tonic

    - (tea that provides a good tonic any time)
  • Yellow gentian
  • Chamomile herb
  • Peruvian bark
  • Colombo root
  • Quaking aspen bark
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 5 tbsp. mixture in 1 qt. boiling water for 2 hours, covered; then strain. Take 3 to 4 tbsp. 30 minutes before each meal and before going to bed.

    Tonic

    - (tea that provides a good tonic any time)
  • Woodruff
  • Thyme
  • Wild strawberry leaves
  • Blackberry leaves
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 heaping tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take as desired.


    Salad For a Spring Tonic

  • Mix the fresh, young leaves of:
  • Brooklime
  • Watercress
  • Black elder
  • Nettle
  • Ground ivy
  • Dandelion


  • Tonsils

    - (tea for inflamed tonsils and mucous membranes)
  • Mallow leaaves
  • Mullein
  • Black elder leaves
  • Use equal amounts. Soak mallow leaves in cold water for 8 hours. Steep the others in boiling water. Mix the 2 teas and use as a gargle. More info on tonsillitis.


    Urinary Problems

    - (tea to help urination & to soothe burning or painful urination)
  • Rowan berries
  • Club moss
  • Barberry bark
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day, unsweetened or sweetened with honey, in mouthful doses.

    Urinary Problems

    - (tea to help urination & to soothe burning or painful urination)
  • Juniper berries (1 part)
  • Parsley root (1 part)
  • Shave grass (1 part)
  • Restharrow root (2 parts)
  • Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1-1/2 cups per day.

    Urinary Problems

    - (tea to help urination & to soothe burning or painful urination)
  • Yellow toadflax
  • Sage
  • Shave grass
  • Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 to 1-1/2 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1-1/2 cups per day.


    Cystitis

  • Lovage root (1 part)
  • Parsley seed (1 part)
  • Bearberry leaves (2 parts)
  • Bring 1-1/2 tsp. in 1 cup of water quickly to a boil. Take 1/2 cup, twice per day. More info on cystitis.


    Varicose Veins

    - (an herbal wash that relieves)
  • Sweet flag root
  • Nettle leaves
  • Horse chestnut leaves & fruit
  • Thyme leaves
  • Mix in equal parts. Add 3 tbsp. to 1 qt. cold water, bring to a boil. Add 1/2 tbsp. salt and use to bathe the legs. More info on varicose veins.


    Tuberculosis

  • 2 oz. sanicle
  • 1 oz. marshmallow root
  • 1 oz. mullein herb
  • 1 oz. golden seal
  • 1/2 oz. myrrh
  • Of this mixture, take a heaping tsp. to 1 cup of boiling water. Let steep 20 to 30 minutes. Drink 1 cupful an hour before meals and before going to bed. (Used externally as a wash, applied 4 or 5 times a day, it is used to treat scurvy, erysipelas, sores, scald head, tetters, and rashes.)
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