When you think about being healthy, you might put a lot of importance on eating right, taking care of your heart and preventing cancers and other deadly diseases. But to have a wholly healthy body, all your parts need to be taken care of – including your bones, skin, and yes, even cartilage! Keep reading top learn how you can naturally take care of all your parts . . .
When you think about being healthy, you might put a lot of importance on eating right, taking care of your heart and preventing cancers and other deadly diseases. But do you ever think about the health of your bones? Or skin? Or even cartilage?
To have a wholly healthy body, all your parts need to be taken care of – including your bones, skin, and yes, even cartilage!
Herbs can supply many important nutrients, as well as active principles, that heal, soothe and remedy the skin, bones and connective tissue – both internally and externally. Several of the herbs in this blend contain large quantities of more or less inert mucilage that cleans and sanitizes wounds, absorbing toxins from sores and wounds, both inside and outside the body.
HORSETAIL or SHAVEGRASS has been shown to possess hemolytic (blood clotting) and antibiotic activity, properties that contribute to the healing process. Horsetail also supplies calcium and is rich in several other minerals that the body uses to rebuild injured tissue. Externally, Horsetail can be applied as a poultice.
CHAPARRAL has substantial clinical and experimental support as a treatment for skin cancer. NDGA (nordihydroquaiaretic acid), the primary constituent of Chaparral, has been shown to significantly inhibit the formation of dental caries. There is also research that indicates that Chaparral helps reduce inflammation and inhibits forms of pathogenic organisms. This data clearly indicates that Chaparral plays an important role in healing skin and bone tissue and in preventing pathogenic damage.
PARSLEY serves two functions in this blend. First, it imparts a measure of essential oil that invigorates the body, its blood supply and its tissues. Secondly, it supplies a good deal of nutrients. Its protein content (needed in the mending of bones) is over 20 percent and it contains vitamins A, C, B-complex and K. Parsley is also hypotensive and bacteriostatic.
BURDOCK is in this blend because the skin and bones need a pure supply of blood in order to heal properly. The heart benefits from the presence of inulin in Burdock, since this substance is a source of the sugar fructose which is converted by the liver more rapidly into glycogen than other sugars. Burdock is high in the healing B vitamins and vitamin C. It possesses activity against tumor growth and is a natural antibiotic.
MARSHMALLOW soothes mucous membranes, and has been used externally for hundreds of years as a wound healer. Mainly, it is used internally to treat inflammation and mucosal afflictions of the genitor-urinary tract. It is also used to sooth an irritated respiratory tract. It is used as a mouthwash and gargle and for helping infants cut new teeth.
SLIPPERY ELM never became a truly popular herb until the English settlers noticed its widespread use by the Indians. Since then, medical botanists have never given up using Slippery Elm bark for just about any condition involving injured or infected tissue and bone.
PLANTAIN provides mucilaginous substance that contains healing properties that other mucilaginous plants do not possess. For example, people with poison ivy dermatitis have been treated with Plantain leaf, after which the itching immediately subsided and did not return. Most early American physicians used Plantain for any skin infection or inflammation, and the treatment still meets with success.
*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.