You probably know the importance of a healthy heart, a healthy digestive system, healthy kidneys, liver, and pretty much all your internal organs. After all, isn’t that your goal – to have a holistically healthy body?
Well, then – what about having healthy blood? Your blood is a vital part of maintaining overall health, but you may not give it much thought since it often doesn’t get the same attention as say, fighting heart disease or preventing cancer.
That’s going to change! Take a look below to learn more about how you can take care of your blood – naturally and safely – and achieve a completely healthy body for years to come.
It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of maintaining a healthy supply of blood. The blood performs many vital functions which sometimes become overtaxed during acute and chronic cellular disease. Likewise, many ailments and diseases are the result of impurities and toxins in the blood. The blood is therefore a target for effective medicinal intervention.
For Better Blood . . .
The following herbal blend could be properly termed as “alterative,” meaning that it gradually changes the properties of the blood from unhealthy to healthy. What happens is toxins and wastes are filtered out, microbial poisons are killed, vital salts are adjusted and balanced, nutrients are furnished, and important plasma substances are strengthened and enhanced.
You may also use this blend for other applications, such as whenever your symptoms include ugly sores, easy bruising, mucous diseased gums, exhaustion, anemia, cancer, venereal disease and other related conditions.
DANDELION ROOT acts by straining and filtering toxins and wastes fro the bloodstream. Dandelion’s beneficial effects on liver complaints have been documented by both Asian practitioners and American physicians. It stimulates the flow of bile directly and promotes the flow of bile by inducing contraction of the gallbladder Dandelion dramatically improves such conditions as bile duct inflammation, liver congestion and gall stones and has been used to treat chronic hepatitis, swelling of the liver, jaundice and dyspepsia with deficient bile secretion. Dandelion extracts are said to also benefit the spleen and improve the health of the pancreas.
YELLOW DOCK increases the ability of the liver and related organs to strain and purify the blood. Formerly, Yellow Dock was a primary treatment for scurvy and anemia. The eclectics sued it often when they felt that some particular skin disease was caused by blood-borne toxins. To this day the herb is an important ingredient in alterative preparations in European countries, North American countries, China and India.
SARSAPARILLA root actually attacks microbial substances in the blood stream, neutralizing them. This effect is primarily due to the plant’s antibiotic principles. The herb is also a strong diuretic, thereby stimulating the excretion of wastes such as uric acid and excess chloride. To a lesser degree the plant is a diaphoretic – by promoting sweating still more toxins are removed from the lymph and circulatory systems. Psoriasis is especially vulnerable to the effects of Sarsaparilla.
LICORICE ROOT acts in an extremely complex manner to adjust the concentrations of vital blood salts, thereby stimulating and sustaining proper adrenal function. Licorice Root protects the blood supply and enhances its purity by protecting the body’s blood detoxification plant – the liver, from serious diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis.
CAYENNE is primarily a kind of catalyst in the blood purification process. It stimulates the vital organs to greater activity, promotes cardiovascular activity while lowering overall blood pressure. But additionally it acts directly as a diaphoretic, stimulating excretion of wastes in the sweat.
KELP is a general nutritive tonic to the blood, supplying essential vitamins and mineral salts. Kelp is an important adjunct to any cleansing program since it can bind radioactive strontium, barium, cadmium and zinc (some of our most dangerous pollutants) in the gastrointestinal tract, thus preventing their absorption into the body. It has been postulated that Kelp may activate the body’s immune system. If proven true, this may explain some of Kelp’s remarkable alterative properties. Kelp is neither carcinogenic nor toxic.
BURDOCK ROOT comes about as close to a good old fashioned alterative or blood cleanser as anything in this blend. Thus, it produces gradual beneficial changes in the body by improving general nutrition and by gradually altering the health of the blood. It is both diuretic and diaphoretic. Burdock has been shown to enhance liver and bile functions. Bacteriostatic principles have been isolated from Burdock and it has been found to inhibit tumor growth.
ECHINACEA is also a classical alterative. The therapeutic use of Echinacea can be traced to the North American Indians who used it to heal wounds, for insect and snake bites, to combat infections, both externally and internally. Clinically, this herb can be expected to stimulate most of the glands and glandular organs (especially the kidneys) to greater and more efficient activity. Digestion, absorption, assimilation, resorption, secretion and excretion are all promoted in a concerted effort to prevent auto-intoxication. In an important study bearing on these properties, Echinacea has been found to increase the phagocytic activity of leukocytes (the ability of white blood cells to fight, destroy and eat toxic organisms that invade the body).
*While it is preferred that the above herbs be used in combination, they can also provide significant benefits if used singly.
**While these remedies have proven results, you should always be careful when choosing a new regimen of treatment. It’s best to ease into the use of herbs and ease out of the use of traditional medications – especially if your health problems are severe. A sudden switch of health regimen can be hazardous.