Healing Herbs              

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)

Table of Contents
Home Page                                         
The Rife Machine                               
Sugar and its Alternatives                    
The Benefits of Drinking Tea               
Filtering Your Water                           
Honey and the Bee                              
A Few More All-Natural Recipes        
Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
DMSO - Can It Be Beneficial For You?
The Thyroid Gland                             
Essential Oils                                      
Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
Fermented Foods                               
Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Growing Your Own Sprouts               
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Exercising Your Body and Mind           
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
The Health Benefits of Juicing              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

Herbs have been around since the beginning of time, and this can be verified in Godís Word in the very first chapter:

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.  (Genesis 1:29)

As I searched through books and the Internet, I found there doesnít appear to be a definitive definition on just what exactly an herb is.  Here are some that I did come across:

  • a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season

  • any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine or perfume

  • any plant material thatís used to alleviate unwanted symptoms or boost overall health

I believe we have been given herbs to prevent and cure most ailments known to man.  But unfortunately, just like anything natural that is good for you, they have been labeled as alternative medicine.  Some in the medical profession may ďgive inĒ a little and admit there may be some benefits to herbs, but if you are really sick, then only drugs can help.  Those who scoff at herbal therapy are really just mocking these miracle foods that have been given to us by the Creator Himself.

Herbs can be taken in a variety of methods.  Teas, tablets, tinctures (the herb has been soaked in a liquid to release its medicinal compound), salves, sprays, lozenges, etc.  A naturopath can help you choose the correct method and dosage.

So here is just a small sampling of some common ailments, in no particular order, and some herbs known to be effective in treating them.  Keep in mind ďtreating themĒ can mean making the ailment more bearable, or perhaps curing the problem altogether.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI):  In most cases, UTI is caused by a bacterial infection.  It is most common with women, and studies indicate that a high percentage of women will encounter a UTI at some point in their lifetime.  A burning sensation while urinating is a common symptom.

Herbs:  stinging nettle, uva ursi, corn silk, goldenrod, marshmallow

Stress:  Stress causes so many health problems, and most of us encounter stressful situations on a daily basis.  When stress reaches a point where it is overbearing, it is time to take action.

Herbs:  chamomile, Siberian ginseng, St. Johnís Wort, lavender, milk thistle

Headaches:  There are headaches, then there are migraine headaches.  Those who have migraines claim it is just like having your head in a vice.  They are most commonly caused by a narrowing of the arteries in and around the brain, resulting in insufficient blood flow.  Headaches are frequently the symptoms of a deeper problem.

Herbs:  ginger, feverfew, yarrow, peppermint, cayenne pepper, valerian root

Fatigue:  It is normal to be fatigued; perhaps youíve been working extremely long hours on a project.  It is not normal to be fatigued on a daily basis.  Many factors can contribute to fatigue, poor diet being one of the main culprits.

Herbs:  licorice root, rosemary, codonopsis, gotu kola

Arthritis:  The older we get, the more aches and pains we encounter.  Thatís just a fact of life.  The pain from arthritis occurs due to inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease and daily wear and tear of the joints.  The medical profession claims there is no known cure for arthritis, only temporary relief.  Those in the profession of alternative medicine know otherwise.

Herbs:  devilís claw, green tea, turmeric, yucca, willow, boswellia

Sinusitis:  Sinusitis occurs when there is some sort of interference with the normal flow of mucus.  Colds and allergic reactions are sometimes the cause.  This results in an accumulation of mucus, frequently resulting in an infection.

Herbs:  garlic, saw palmetto, ginger, goldenseal, xanthium, cayenne pepper

High Blood Pressure:  In a normal healthy body, the heart routinely pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout the arteries out to the bodyís tissues.   The heart continuously adjusts the required amount of pressure to pump the blood.  Occasionally this blood pressure is elevated, and can remain symptomless for many years, damaging vital organs in the process.

Herbs:  garlic, hawthorn, dandelion, ginseng, cinnamon, butcherís broom

Hay Fever, Allergies:  Itís that time again, one that allergy sufferers could do without.  All of that sneezing and sniffling can certainly take its toll on you.  Because of our overall poor diets, hay fever is becoming more common, especially in the younger generation, worldwide.

Herbs:  stinging nettle, ephedra, peppermint, licorice root, astragalus

Eczema:  Many ailments are the result of some sort of blockage of elimination of toxins.  Some skin disorders such as eczema are a classic case of the body being forced to use the skin as a means of elimination.  Therefore you canít cure eczema simply by treating the skin condition.   You must get to the root of the problem.

Herbs:  burdock, yellow dock, dandelion, gotu kola, Echinacea, goldenseal

There is an excellent website called ďHerb ReferenceĒ; its address is www.herbreference.com.  Just as the name suggests, it is an excellent resource for hundreds of health conditions, along with the herbs and natural foods that would be most beneficial to treat them.

Just remember, before you begin using herbs, you first might want to consult the advice of a naturopath, especially if you are on any medication, are pregnant or nursing.