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Sanguinaria Canadensis: Blood root of Health

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 @ 04:24 PM

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The homeopathic remedy Sanguinaria Canadensis is made from the Blood Root plant. The fresh root is used. Native Americans took bloodroot to induce therapeutic vomiting, and used the orange-colored juice of the root as a body paint and clothing dye.

People who respond best to Sanguinaria are confused and full of dread, and feel very weak and stupid. Despite feeling heavy, languid, and drowsy, they cannot sleep at night and the slightest noise wakes them up. An uncomfortable sensation of prickling warmth sometimes spreads over the whole body.

The classic symptom picture for this remedy is irritation of the mucous membranes, particularly those of the respiratory system. Sanguinaria may be given for hay fever accompanied by great sensitivity to grass, flowers, and scents. Other conditions that are typically associated with Sanguinaria include asthma with catarrh and raw, burning membranes.

This herb contains a powerful alkaloid called sanguinarin, which can cause nausea and vomiting, and burning pains in the stomach. It is fatal in large doses. The burning quality of the plant is of most significance in the homeopathic remedy. Sanguinaria is used for respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, inflammation of the pharynx (which is between the tonsils and the larynx), and nasal or laryngeal polyps. The first symptoms include dryness, rawness, and burning in the mucous membranes, and later phlegm. The remedy is also given for indigestion, coughs that are typically dry and spasmodic, for example, after whooping cough or flu, and hay fever with burning and dryness in the nose and throat. A key symptom of all these ailments is a burning chest pain that extends to the right shoulder; it may make it difficult to raise the arm.
Sanguinaria is also used for rheumatism in the right shoulder, menopausal hot flashes, and throbbing headaches and migraines that settle over the right eye.

Chelidonium Majus: The Liver Detox Remedy

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 @ 01:15 AM

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Chelidonium Majus (greater celandine; in Europe tetterwort, although in America the same name refers to bloodroot) is an herbaceous perennial plant, the only species in the genus Chelidonium. It is native to Europe and western Asia and introduced widely in North America. The lesser celandine belongs to the same order (Ranunculales) as the greater celandine, but belongs to the buttercup family, whereas the greater celandine belongs to the poppy family. Greater celandine has an erect habit, and may reach 30 to 120 cm high. The leaves are lobed and crenate, 30 cm long. The sap is yellow to orange.

Chelidonium is a prominent liver remedy which covers many of the symptoms of diseased conditions of that organ.  This remedy is used for liver and bile disorders such as gallstones, indigestion, jaundice, and hepatitis.  People needed this remedy may feel heaviness, with pain symptoms tending to be right-sided. When ill, people who need this remedy feel generally "liverish" or nauseous, and depressed with a dull headache. They have a sallow, yellowish complexion. One foot may feel hot and the other cold.  Cravings for hot drinks or cheese make them feel better.

Chelidonium helps heal the liver organ naturally.  It helps get all of the liver functions back on track. 

Hekla Lava: The Ash That Heals

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Mar 05, 2011 @ 12:51 AM

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According to some texts, Hecla or Hekla is the Icelandic word for ‘cloak’, and comes from the German word ‘hexe’, which means ‘witch’. Mount Hekla is 1491 m high located in the south western part of Iceland about 70 miles (110 km) south east of Reykjavik and 35 miles (55 km) inland from the southern coastline. It is Iceland’s most notorious volcano, sometimes referred to by the natives as the Gate or even Gates of Hell. It is regarded by some as a stratovolcano, but others argue that it more closely resembles Hawaiian shield volcanoes. It is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and has terrified the inhabitants of Iceland since it was settled by Ingolfur Arnarson.  Hekla' s ash is not really ash at all, but tephra, “ a lightweight material containing silica, like a very small grain of sand containing bubble cavities which have dissolved acidic salts attached to the surface as a precipitation”. This tephra is known to have great healing properties.

Hekla Lava provides healing and relief for bone problems. It is a remarkable remedy for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs. Hekla Lava also provides relief for heel pain, neuralgia, toothache, jaw pain and other nerve pain. Hekla Lava should be part of your health program for osteopenia, osteoporosis. Kathryn Jones, Health Counselor, suggests Calcarea Phos and Hekla Lava be used together to strengthen bones and improve bone density. Hekla Lava acts upon the jaw and is an important remedy for dental sensitivity, gum abscess, and tooth decay. Hekla Lava is also used to relieve abscess with facial swelling. Hekla Lava lessens swollen glands. Hekla Lava is listed as a remedy for problems with nasal polyps; ulceration of nasal bones; tumors; necrosis and sinus problems after mastoid operation. This remedy works equally well on humans and animals for bone spurs. Hecla lava is considered a small remedy in the Materia Medica. Never the less it is a deep active remedy... of course, it comes from deep inside the Earth!