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$ 19.00

 

GREEN TEA - Powder (113 Grams)

Current interest in green tea in the United States has focused mainly on its cancer preventive properties rather than on its flavor, which may be an acquired taste.

Japanese researchers were the first to report that people living in an area where green tea was an important crop were only half or even a fifth as likely to develop cancer as those in an area that did not grow tea.    There seems to be an inverse relationship between drinking tea and developing cancer of the digestive tract or urinary system. One recent epidemiological study in Japan showed that men who drank ten or more cups of green tea daily had a significantly lower risk of lung, liver, colon, or stomach cancer.

EGCG seems to be responsible in large measure for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and mopping up free radicals that can damage healthy cells.    It also appears to work on the heterocyclic amines that form when meat, poultry, or fish is grilled and keeps them from initiating cancerous changes.    One Chinese study suggests that green tea can counteract the cancer-promoting effects of female hormones on breast tissue. Further research on this possibility is needed.

The polyphenols in green tea are thought to be responsible for its chemopreventive activity. Curcumin seems to act synergistically with green tea in preventing mutations and tumor development.    EGCG also has antibacterial and antiviral activity and stimulates the immune system to produce interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor. These and possibly other actions may explain the capacity of EGCG to reduce periodontitis, and this in turn may explain how green tea helps minimize bad breath.    The fluoride found in tea leaves may help explain why tea drinkers are less prone to dental caries. Tea can stain dental enamel, however.

Green tea drinkers are reported to have lower total cholesterol than those who do not imbibe. A special type of tea, Tao Cha, is associated with this benefit and is used in Chinato treat elevated cholesterol.    More recent research has cast some doubt on this finding, however. In Japan, where the first studies were undertaken, men who drink green tea are more likely to eat a traditional Japanese diet low in fat, while in Norway and Israel, people who choose tea are not drinking unfiltered coffee, a beverage that can elevate cholesterol levels.    Prospective trials have not shown that tea lowers blood lipids. Because tea discourages oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, however, it may help protect against atherosclerosis.    Both green tea and Earl Grey counteracted platelet clumping and prevented coronary blood clots in a dog experiment, but scientists have not been able to demonstrate any anti-platelet effect in humans.

Topical application of EGCG from green tea in animal experiments stopped the development of skin cancer after exposure to a carcinogenic chemical.    Polyphenols from green tea can also protect skin from ultraviolet radiation(UV-B) damage, acting essentially as a natural sunscreen.    Because of its high tannin content, tea has traditionally been used to treat mild diarrhea.

The caffeine content in tea has a stimulant effect on the brain and can increase alertness.

The theophylline content can aid bronchodilation in mild cases of asthma, and the astringent properties of the beverage, applied topically, have been used in China for skin problems.


$ 19.00

DULSE - Leaves (227 Grams)

Dulse is rich in iron and protein (22% more protein than chickpeas, almonds or whole sesame seeds).

• A handful gives a whole day's supply of iron and fluoride (for healthy teeth).
• The same handful provides more than 100% of the RDA for Vitamin B6 and 66% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.
• Relatively low in sodium and high in potassium.
• Use to add flavor and nutritional content to your food, instead of salt.

Nutrient Breakdown: Very high in protein, iron, and fluoride and vitamins B6 and B12. High in potassium, iodine, and phosphorous. Also contains sugar, starch, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, soluble nitrogen, yeast, bromine, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, sodium, radium, boron, rubidium, manga-nese, titanium, and trace elements.


$ 19.00

KUDZU - Powder (113 Grams)

Kudzu Vine is a wild plant, that grows in many Asiatic countries. From ancient times to the present days, the root of Kudzu has been commonly used in Far Eastern culture as a food, rich source of starch and as an effective remedy in natural medicine. It helps digestion, reduces blood pressure, treats colds, intestinal ailments and ALCOHOLISM with all of its resulting health problems.

Starch derived from Kudzu Root contains a high amount of iron, a fair portion of calcium and phosphorus, and a little sodium. Interestingly, it has more calories per gram than honey, but unlike honey,which is quick burning sugar, Kudzu is a long sustaining source of energy in an organism.

When Kudzu is present in a diet, it prevents one from falling into an alcohol addiction. A recent research made in Medical School of Harvard confirmed that Kudzu reduces craving for alcohol as much as 90%. Daidzin, isoflavone is a compound of Kudzu that causes repression of alcohol consumption. Presently many others Universities work onthat issue, like Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The extraordinary results of the use of Kudzu Root gives a hope to many who suffer from an alcohol addiction and to their families.

Parts used and where grown
Kudzu is a coarse, high-climbing, twining, trailing, perennial vine. The huge root, which can grow to the size of a human body, is the source of medicinal preparations used in traditional Chinese medicine and modern herbal products. Kudzu grows in most shaded areas in mountains, fields, along roadsides, thickets, and thin forests, throughout most of China. The root of another Asian species of kudzu, Pueraria thomsonii, is also used for herbal products.

In what conditions might kudzu be supportive?
• alcohol withdrawal support
• angina
• high blood pressure

Historical or traditional use
Kudzu root has been known for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as ge-gen. The first written mention of the plant as a medicine is in the ancient herbal text of Shen Nong (circa A.D.100). In traditional Chinese medicine, kudzu root is used in prescriptions for the treatment of wei, or “superficial,” syndrome (a disease that manifests just under the surface—mild, but with fever), thirst, headache, and stiff neck with pain due to high blood pressure.1 It is also recommended for allergies, migraine headaches, inadequate measles eruptions in children, and diarrhea. It is interesting to note that the historical application for drunkenness has become a major focal point of modern research on kudzu. It is also used in modern Chinese medicine as a treatment for angina pectoris.

Active constituents
Kudzu root is high in isoflavones, such as daidzein, as well as isoflavone glycosides, such as daidzin and puerarin. Depending on its growing conditions, the total isoflavone content varies from 1.77-12.0%, with puerarin in the highest concentration, followed by daidzin and daidzein.2

As is the case with other flavonoid-like substances, the constituents in kudzu root are associated with improved microcirculation and blood flow through the coronary arteries. A widely publicized 1993 animal study showed that both daidzin and daidzein inhibit the desire for alcohol.3 The authors concluded that the root extract may in fact be useful for reducing the urge for alcohol and as treatment for alcoholism. This has not yet been proven in controlled clinical studies with humans.

How much should I take?
The 1985 Chinese Pharmacopoeia suggests 9-15 grams per day of kudzu root.4 In China, tablets of the standardized root (10 mg of weight per tablet equivalent to 1.5 grams of the crude root) are used for angina pectoris. This would equate to 30-120 mg two to three times per day. Kudzu tincture can be used in the amount of 1-2 ml taken three to five times per day.

Are there any side effects or interactions?
At the dosages recommended above, there have been no reports of kudzu toxicity in humans.


$ 18.00

BILBERRY - Powder (113 Grams)

Vaccinium myrtillus L. is known by many names including bilberry, whortleberry, and huckleberry. This and many similar species are native to Europe and most of the United States. The blue/black berry is known for its edibility as well as for its medical action. The major medicinal compounds in bilberries are the flavonoids, especially the anthocyanosides. These compounds are similar to those found in grapes. The actions of concentrated extracts have been shown to be effective in stabilizing collagen, normalizing capillary permeability, preventing platelet aggregation, and relaxing smooth muscles among other things.

The clinical applications of bilberry extracts have been in two major areas: the eyes and the joints. Billberry extracts were shown to be effective in improving night-time vision, and have been used in the prevention and treatment of glaucoma and have been used in cases of cataracts and macular degeneracy.

The ability of the flavonoids found in bilberry to stabilize collagen as well as their potent antioxidant activity make them very good agents for joint care. They have been used successfully in both osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. The uses for bilberry extracts will continue to increase as we understand its flavonoids more completely.

$ 35.00

DETOX HOMEOPATHIC TINCTURES - Liver, Intestine, Rheumatic (3 Bottles)

Removing toxins from the body is the #1 priority. Six drops or pellets every evening of the #1 DETOXIFIER will assist with this process. The second priority is to restore health to the intestinal tract. This restoration is assisted by use of the #29 BOWEL DISCOMFORT 15 minutes before each meal. The third priority is to assist the body in the removal of uric acid, a by-product of protein digestion, one of the most harmful of all free-radicals. This is accomplished by use of the #9 RHEUMATIC PAIN formula. For yourself and your family, regaining or maintaining your health with homeopathy may be as simple as 1, #9 and #29

DETOXIFIER (Bottle 1)
Stimulates liver and kidney function to remove toxins and improve metabolism. Also to relieve mild cases of jaundice and hepatitis. Taken in combination with any of the other complexes, it assists the body in accelerating the healing response, which allows the other complexes to work more effectively. Taken on its own, the DETOXIFIER complex is helpful in avoiding and preventing common ailments that result when liver and kidney function is impaired or congested.

DIRECTIONS
For daily use take 3 to 6 drops or pellets on the tongue at bedtime. In case of intoxication use 3 to 4 times a day until symptoms abate. For those with environmental sensitivity, start with one drop or pellet every night and slowly increase to six drops or pellets over the course of two weeks [see also: "Where Do I Start?" p. 5].

INGREDIENTS
Bryonia, Chelidonium, Berberis vulg., Nux vom. 10x. Taraxacum, Solidago, Juniperus, Carduus mar., Carduus ben., Cynara scolymus 3x. Alcohol 15%.

TESTIMONIALS
Ms. Sanna C. of Alpharetta, Ga., wrote us that she and her entire family have been on the DETOXIFIER complex every day for one year, and that they only suffered one day of flu-like symptoms each for the entire year. She also experienced fast help from the DETOXIFIER complex combined with the remedies.htm#4 FEVER complex in a case of fever with her 4-year-old daughter. She came up with a fever of 103.5 F one day and was given both complexes several times that day. The next morning her daughter woke up without a hint of illness. Mr. Menill W. from South Vienna, OH, told us that he lowered his blood cholesterol level from 385 to 230 in a three-month period by taking the DETOXIFIER complex every day.

• Rebecca R. from Stone Mountain, Ga., wrote us that her granddaughter was diagnosed as having jaundice a few days after she was born. She started her on two drops of the DETOXIFIER complex twice a day. Three days later her bilirubin count was normal and has been ever since.

• Mr. Ronald H. S. from Toledo, Oh., wrote us that he has experienced tremendous relief by taking the DETOXIFIER and remedies.htm#10 BLADDER IRRITATION complexes. The pain, itching and discomfort were all gone from the first day on.

 

RHEUMATIC PAIN (Bottle 9)
For relief of pain in muscles, tendons and joints associated with rheumatism and arthritis. To relieve pain caused by gout, uric acid, and calcium deposits. Helpful in tennis elbow, sprains and strains.

DIRECTIONS
Take 3 to 6 drops or pellets on the tongue two or more times a day, as needed for pain relief. Use in combination with remedies.htm#1 DETOXIFIER complex is recommended, to assist in the liver&remedies.htm#146;s removal of uric acid which can aggravate the symptoms [see also: "Where Do I Start?" p. 5].

INGREDIENTS
Benzoic ac., Rhus tox., Colchicum, Guaiacum, Ledum, Pulsatilla 10x. Symphytum, Arctium lappa, Juniperus, Phytolacca, Salix alba, Gaultheria 3x. Alcohol 15%.

TESTIMONIALS
• Ms Jane M., Piqua, Oh., wrote us about her arthritis. Her hands were swollen and three fingers of each hand were numb. She was unable to function as she once had. She had always been self-sufficient and it was frustrating for her to depend on others for some of her needs. She took the remedies.htm#1 DETOXIFIER and the remedies.htm#9 RHEUMATIC PAIN complexes and after two weeks she had relief.

• Mrs. Shirley B., Covington, Ga., called us on a Thursday and told us that her husband Lanier had been bedridden with rheumatic pain for some time. She began using the remedies.htm#1 DETOXIFIER along with the remedies.htm#9 RHEUMATIC PAIN as directed and by Monday he was back at work, nearly pain free!

 

BOWEL DISCOMFORT (Bottle 29)
To relieve intestinal and colon pain, gas, bloating and poor assimilation. To restore intestinal function in case of recurring intestinal problems and after use of antibiotics.

DIRECTIONS
Take 3 to 6 drops or pellets on the tongue 15 minutes before each meal. Combination with remedies.htm#1 DETOXIFIER complex, taken every evening, is necessary [see also: "Where Do I Start?" p. 5].

INGREDIENTS
Baptisia, Rhus tox., Podophyllum, China off., Arsen. album 10x. Echinacea, Tabacum, Iris, Althea, Juglans, Verbascum 3x. Alcohol 15%.

 

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