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post #161 of 358
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
High doses of vitamin C (to bowel tolerance) as well as internally *some* say, parsley infusions and wild carrot seed are said to help in this situation. There are herbs, but the way you need to take them it's similar to chemo in terms of the destruction in the body....most herbalists agree if you really can't have the baby then it's actually a better, safer option to use a pharmaceutical.

Good luck, mama. Let me know if you need more info.
Bah. I don't want to take any pill full of hormones either.

Thanks Mama.
post #162 of 358
So glad I found this thread! I am quite a novice to using herbs, but feel like it makes so much sense.

I went to a talk last night by a Herbalist and he was singing the praises of Reishi and Cordyceps mushrooms for toning the immune system and helping with lung related problems.

Do any of you have experience with using these with young children? My 2 1/2 yo dd has had a really rough time with pneumonia over the past two years, and I want to try help her out this winter. We're doing lots already but I thought this might be something to add to our cabinet.
post #163 of 358
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Originally Posted by Metasequoia View Post
Bah. I don't want to take any pill full of hormones either.

Thanks Mama.


This is one site I found using google search 'herbal contraceptives'.

here is another

Wish you luck =)
post #164 of 358
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This is one site I found using google search 'herbal contraceptives'.

here is another

Wish you luck =)
Thanks, those are good links. I'm still nursing Ds, I wonder if either the herbs or the pill are okay?
post #165 of 358
Depends which herbs. As I said most are quite toxic and not at all okay. However the reason I talked about the ones I did is that they generally are felt to be okay during breastfeeding. I'd just be careful with sources of QAL if you decide to go that route. There are several plants that look just like it and are totally dangerous...so have a good source if you choose to go down that path. Hugs, mama.
post #166 of 358
haven't read through but subbing anyway...
Did a self study of herbalism about 8 years ago. Forgotten most of it now.
post #167 of 358
subbing - my very first subscribed thread.

I just bought a ton of stuff from Frontier thru a local co-op I belong to. Rose hips, echinacea, dulse flakes, astragalus root, chamomile and peppermint. I'm assuming I'll make teas with most of it, but I'd like to try my hand at tincturing, too. I'd really like to start an herb garden next year; what do you guys plant? And, will it grow at altitude in New Mexico (sigh)?
post #168 of 358
subbing cuz i want to learn too!
post #169 of 358
yeah,good idea,you can creat a area to discuss it by yourself,most of forums lack of these info.
post #170 of 358
Acerola extract
Oregano oil
Propolis gum
Yarrow
Peppermint powder
Boneset powder
DMG (B16)
Elder flower extract
D3
Olive leaf extract


http://products.mercola.com/immune-support/


Pat
post #171 of 358
We use oregano essential oil in a capsule here. For my little man, we just apply it to the feet. It works very well for us.
post #172 of 358
i made a fabulous healing balm, a sleep sweet babe balm and a herbal tresses hair oil last night. my herbal area smelled soooo good.
post #173 of 358
I don't have much of an herbal study background, but have lately become more fascinated. I'm a plant-geek, having studied all kinds of plants at Longwood Gardens in their certificate in ornamental horticulture program. I started in 2001 & between babies, have gone back for classes when I can. Recently they've increased their classes to native plants (which I've always had a thing for) & herbs.

I also started using herbs for health. I drink nettle & spearmint infusions daily (multiple times/day) & have been taking saw palmetto to try to regulate some out of whack hormones. I'm still nursing Ds, so am limited in what I can take for this, atm.

If money fell into my lap, I'd sign up for that nutritional therapy course & some herbal education. I think they'd tie things together nicely.

So, I do have a question. My chiro just ordered new x-rays, full set of spinals, so a few different shots. I think I remember reading about certain plants that were beneficial in preventing damage from radiation - but I can't remember. I recall that spiderwort stamens will change color in the presence of radiation, but that's not really what I'm looking for.
post #174 of 358
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i made a fabulous healing balm, a sleep sweet babe balm and a herbal tresses hair oil last night. my herbal area smelled soooo good.
I made my first balm last week -- or is ointment the technical term for an oil infusion mixed with beeswax to make a cream? Too lazy to look it up, but I love that word, `balm'.

Anyway, what I made was an "owie cream" out of comfrey-infused olive oil. It does not smell as nice, but makes a fabulous hand cream...put some on a burn on my hand, it's healing fast, my skin feels wonderful, but I smell rather like sauerkraut!

I'm going to dig out some essential oils and make some oil and beeswax creams that smell nicer for holiday gifts with my kids sometime soon.

So which herbs did you use that smell so nice?
post #175 of 358
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post
I made my first balm last week -- or is ointment the technical term for an oil infusion mixed with beeswax to make a cream? Too lazy to look it up, but I love that word, `balm'.

Anyway, what I made was an "owie cream" out of comfrey-infused olive oil. It does not smell as nice, but makes a fabulous hand cream...put some on a burn on my hand, it's healing fast, my skin feels wonderful, but I smell rather like sauerkraut!

I'm going to dig out some essential oils and make some oil and beeswax creams that smell nicer for holiday gifts with my kids sometime soon.

So which herbs did you use that smell so nice?
yeah for first salves! good on you.

the herbs i used last night, not just for the balm, were roses, lavender, palntain, comfrey, echanacea, st. john's wort, mugwort, hops, and a buncha others.
post #176 of 358
I think saw palmetto might be decreasing my milk supply. Has anyone taken saw palmetto & experienced this? Or heard of it?

I thought about taking fenugreek to increase it, but Ds will be 4 in March, so maybe I should just not worry about it.

I still have milk & he nurses always in the morning & always at bedtime (& sometimes during the day, but not too often.) But twice now he's said that there wasn't "any mookie coming out." But he had nursed an hour beforehand...so maybe he just drank it all. In all my years of nursing 3 kiddos, I've never had one tell me my milk wasn't coming out - not even throughout pregnancy.
post #177 of 358
it's quite likely that it is. However in your situation I'd be more quick to try and boost with nutritive herbs rather than galactagogues. Technically most nutritive herbs ARE galactagogues...but you know what I mean! Do you have maybe some nettles, oatstraw and red raspberry leaf to mix up?
post #178 of 358
subbing.. will be back to read later.
post #179 of 358
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
it's quite likely that it is. However in your situation I'd be more quick to try and boost with nutritive herbs rather than galactagogues. Technically most nutritive herbs ARE galactagogues...but you know what I mean! Do you have maybe some nettles, oatstraw and red raspberry leaf to mix up?
I have nettles & RRL! I'll mix some up right now, I'm craving a cup of nettles anyway. Thanks!
post #180 of 358
If anyone recalls, I started some herbs tincturing in glycerin and some in vinegar in October. I just finished straining and storing them today, and no mold! Yay!

Excellent color, flavor and the smells, mmmm, that is one of the best part I have found in tincturing! They smelled so wonderful. I took one dose of my chamomile tincture, very sweet, and the taste lingered...wow, freshly made tinctures are GOOD!

Thanks to those of you who shared your experiences and ideas with me! I am def. doing this again (when my stock gets low, which may not be for about a year )
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