Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ Winter Herbal Remedies
Hello Dear Readers, and Welcome to a Winter edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.Hello and Welcome to a Winter edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.
Due to the feedback I received on the last edition of the Healing properties found in SPICES common to most kitchens, my intention was to have this issue focus on more of the same. However it appears another round of ‘crud’ has landed with folks experiencing some deep seeded coughing bouts or sinus issues that do not seem to let go. In an effort to assist everyone on feeling better, I thought to send out a ditty on a few Herbal Remedies I have found useful. These remedies can be located at your local health stores [Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, Sunflower Market, Sprouts, etc]. Some stores will carry either the same brand or something very similar. The key here is to look at what the remedy is for. Each of these remedies listed below can be taken alone or in combination with another remedy.
Osha Root Complex Syrup by Herbs Etc is a fast acting dietary supplement for a nasty cough. Osha Root Complex Syrup promotes healthy throat tissues. Calms the cough almost immediately. Provides a protective coating to the throat tissues. Dilates the bronchioles, decreases lung congestions, liquefies lung secretions and promotes expectoration. The ingredients in this complex syrup include: Osha root, White Pine bark, Black Cherry bark, Spikenard root, Balsam Poplar bud and Bloodroot root in a glycerine/gum arabic syrup base. Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy
Note: if your store does not have Osha Root Complex Syrup, check out Serious Cough by Wish Garden, a soothing formula to help clear coughs and reduce non-productive coughing. Great taken at the first sign of a lung infection, or helpful for a cough that just won’t go away!
Deep Lung & Bronchials by Wish Garden Herbs resolves deep lung and lower respiratory conditions. This remedy provides bronchial relaxing. It is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and very soothing. This remedy contains strength-building and tonifying herbs to tone and nourish lungs and mucous membranes. Great for long-term lung issues, lung weakness, asthma, and for recovering smokers. The active ingredients include Osha Root, Yerba Manza root, Elecampane root, Mullein leaf, Yarrow flowers, Yerba Santa leaf, Licorice root and Garlic.
Kick-Ass Immune by Wish Garden Herbs truly is a first line for immune defense. This remedy boosts natural resistance, stimulates and supports the immune system during acute illness. It is especially effective when taken at the first signs of illness such as sneezing or a scratchy, soar throat. When I first purchased this incredible mix of herbs, I got the smallest bottle available. Now I keep a 2 oz bottle on hand. Most health food stores will even have Kick-ass Immune by the check out registers. The active ingredients include Ingredients: Echinacea root & flower, Goldenseal root, Osha root, Baptisia root, Yarrow flower, Elder flower and Yerba Santa leaf.
Super Sinus by Dr Daves Herbal Medicine, relieves symptoms such as post-nasal drip, a runny or stuffed up nose, clogged head and frontal headaches. Super Sinus moistens and loosens the sinus cavities, transforms phlegm, circulates blood while it drives out blood stasis and clears heat toxins. The key ingredients include Reed Decoction (Wei Jing Tang) and Xanthium Powder (Cang Er Zi San). The Reed Decoction: Phragmitis (Lu Gen), Coix (Yi Yi Ren), Benincansa Seed (Dong Gua Ren) and Peach Seed (Tao Ren).
Affirmation: I allow the healing properties of these herbs to soothe my body and allow me to rest.
I mentioned above that each of these can be taken individually or combined. As an example, should a person be experiencing a very nasty cough with sinus crapola, the Osha Root Complex Syrup can be combined with Super Sinus and Kick-Ass Immune in a small portion of warm water and sipped like tea or downed in a few gulps. Follow the suggested dosages provided on each remedy.
Note: drinking coffee is counter productive with herbal remedies. Meaning the coffee will negate the healing properties provided in the tincture.
The last piece of information I will include in this Nuggets is JUICE PLUS+®. The Orchard and Garden Blend provides added whole food based nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient capsule form. The ingredients provide a wide range of nutritional benefits which include: delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body, reduces oxidative stress, reduces systemic inflammation, helps support a healthy immune system, supports cardiovascular wellness, supports healthy skin, to name a few.
Juice Plus+ is made from fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables, and is carefully tested to ensure that no pesticides or other contaminants affect the natural purity of the product. As a cancer survivor, I have been taking a double dosage of Juice Plus+ since 2003 to build my immune system. Here is a link to my Juice Plus+ website. There is a short video should you desire to explore this option in greater depth. You can order directly from that website.
Affirmation: I embrace new options that allow my body to Heal. Options that allow my immune system to become stronger.
Thank you for joining me for another addition of Nadine’s Nuggets. Until next issue…
~ Calm Lungs+ Clear Sinuses+ Happy Body