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Category: Medical Plants
Date Posted: 2006-01-31
The essence of this plant is used to cure asthma, colic in infants, impotence, migraine, palpitations, and insufficiency of milk in lactating mothers. For asthma, three drops on a little amount of sugar, taken three times a day; for colic in infants, one drop per day for each ear of the child?s age, with a maximum of five drops per day. Don?t exceed six consecutive days. For insufficiency of milk, take two drops of anise essence on a little brown sugar, three times a day.
Better known as a seasoning, Basil essence is applied on insect bites ( 1 drop of essence) and snake bits. Three to four drops of essence on a little brown sugar three times a day, calms anxiety. Three drops of Basil essence is also a remedy for gout, mental strain, migraine, scanty menstruation, vertigo and epilepsy.
The oil of this herb is good for dry pleurisy, rheumatism, loss of appetite, flatulence, lactation, gastric spasms, vertigo, worms and diminished amount of urine.
The essential oil is rubbed on gout, rheumatism affected parts of the body, boils, dermatitis, eczema, and herpes. Three of four drops of chamomile essence on a little brown sugar, three times a day, between meals, alleviate anemia. Chamomile also cures loss of appetite, congestion of the liver or spleen, convulsions, depression, slow intermittent fever, influenza, insomnia, migraine, facila neuralgia, stomach cramps, vertigo (3 drops of essence on brown sugar when the attach occurs), and teething troubles in children.
The essence of cinnamon is distilled from the leaves and bark of the cinnamon tree and is used for coughs and irritations of the respiratory organs, snake bits, and spasmodic colic, diarrhea and flatulence.
The essence of cloves, mixed with a 10 percent alcohol solutions, is rubbed on Lupus-afflicted parts of the anatomy. It is used to cure scabies, sore throats, sinusitis, vertigo and wounds. It is also a remedy for asthma, diarrhea, dropsy, dyspepsia, flatulence, gout, measles, loss of memory, dental neuralgia, worms and diseases of the lungs such as bronchitis and pleurisy.
The essence of coriander is a remedy for joint and rheumatism pains (mix warm olive oil and 10 percent coriander essence and rub on affected ares), loss of appetite ( 1 drop of essence on brown sugar and taken half an hour before each meal), slow digestion ( 2 drops of essence on brown sugar after each meal), and flatulence.
Oil from the leaves is used on burns and injuries, colds, sinusitis, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, influenza, measles, and scarlet fever.
It is remedy for arteriosclerosis, asthma, hypertension, rheumatism and worms.
The essence is extracted from the roots and applied externally for rheumatic pains, and as a gargle for sore throat. Internally, it is for loss of appetite, diarrhea, intestinal disorders, slow digestion and flatulence.
The essence of bay laurel is a remedy for rheumatism (mix with olive oil 10 percent of essential oil of laurel and rub on affected area) and for slow digestion ( 3 drops on a little brown sugar after each meal).
The essence of lemon is applied on inset bites and stings (1 drop of essence), herpes( dab with cotton wool soaked in water with 2 percent lemon essence), brittle nails (soak nails for 15 minutes in warm olive oil with 10 percent essence of lemon), sore throat (gargle with lukewarm water and 2 percent essence of lemon), wart, wounds (bathe with boiled water and 2 percent of lemon essence).
Lemon essence is also good for prevention of facial wrinkles (for drops of essence on brown sugar every meal forestalls ageing). It is a remedy for anemia ( 5 drops of essence on brown sugar half an hour before meals), loss of appetite, arteriosclerosis ( 5 drops on brown sugar 3 or 4 times a day, loss of calcium, dysentery, hypertension ( 3 drops of lemon essence on brown sugar after every meal), and infectious diseases. Other diseases cured by lemon essence include influenza, jaundice, liver complaints ( 3 drops of essence on brown sugar after every meal), lung problems such as bronchitis, asthma, malaria ( 5 drops of essence on brown sugar four times a day) and rheumatism ( 3 drops on a lump of brown sugar after every meal).
The essence of onion is used externally for abscesses (bathe with the water in which an onion has been cooked), and boils and stings (dab with onion-alcohol predation). Raw onion is remedy for the following: ageing, arteriosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis, colds, diabetes, diarrhea, flatulence, glandular imbalance, impotence, obesity, and mental and physical stress.
The essence of peppermint is a remedy for asthma, migraine, bronchitis, and is used as mouthwash. Used also for colic ( 4 drops of essence on brown sugar three times a day), flatulence, food poisoning, indigestion, liver ailments, migraine, palpitations, paralysis, and worm.
Used for asthma, chronic bronchitis, colic ( 5 drops on a bit of brown sugar after meals, rub abdomen with 60 percent alcohol and 3 percent essence of rosemary), general debility ( 4 drops on brown sugar before each meal), diarrhea, slow digestion, dizzy spells, dysmenorrhea, fainting spells, flatulence, heart trouble of nervous origin, liver ailments, migraine, and rheumatism.
16. TURMERIC (YELLOW GINGER)
The essence of turmeric eases pain in the bones ( rub with lukewarm sweet almond oil and 5 percent of oil of turmeric), anorexia ( two drops of essence on a little brown sugar taken half an hour before meal), slow digestion and sluggish liver ( 2 drops of essence after a meal). The essential oil of turmeric must be used in moderation and with care for a fairly limited period.
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