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Spearmint

Mentha pulegium, Pennyroyal PARTS USED Aerial parts. USES Similar in many respects to peppermint, pennyroyal is a good digestive tonic. It increases the secretion of digestive juices, relieves flatulence and colic, and occasionally is used as a treatment for intestinal worms. Pennyroyal makes a good remedy for headaches and for minor respiratory infections, helping to…

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Spirulina

Excellent for vegetarians as it is a very high source of beta carotene, B-12, and gamma linolenic acid, also contains most amino acids, including all 9 essential ones that the body needs; contains 250% more B-12 than liver and 4 times the protein of beef; 80-85% of the proteins of spirolina are assimilated by the…

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Strawberry

It possesses considerable medicinal value. For fevers and excessive perspiration, a tisane of strawberry leaves can scarcely be bettered. The plant is also astringent and useful in dealing with diarrhea, over-copious menstruation, threatened abortion, any risk of hemorrhage and the digestive system. Strawberry contains maximum iron contains maximum iron contents and cures anemia. The strawberry…

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St. Ignatius’ bean

Ignatius bean is a climbing shrub or small tree that reaches lengths of more than 60 feet. Its flowers are greenish white and covered with small silky hairs. The fruit, which grows as wide as five inches, contains yellow pulp and as many as 40 hard, oval seeds PARTS USED Seed, root. For the homeopathic preparation,…

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Sugar

sugar An abrasive face scrub. Lather the face with soap, then add a handful of sugar and scrub, rinse off and apply lemon juice. This thoroughly cleanses and stimulates and skin. Source link

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Sulphur

A yellow powder used in acne preparations. It helps slow down the activity of the oil producing glands. Some people are allergic to it, so before using it on your face, give yourself a skin test behind the ear. Source link

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Sylvia Hulls (& Seeds)

MUST DRINK 6-8 cups of water per day if taking, otherwise it will clog the system**; DO NOT take if constipation is a problem; great for weight loss as it makes one feel full; cleans out parasites and other garbage in intestines; good for bad diarrhea; when soaked in water, it increases 8-14 times it’s…

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Tarragon

An aromatic herb with a strong fresh smell. Used in skin tonics and lotions. “Dragon herb” is its other name. Tarragon has an aromatic property reminiscent of anise, due to the presence of estragole, a known carcinogen and teratogen in mice. It grows to 120–150 cm tall, with slender branched stems. The leaves are lanceolate,…

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Tangerine

Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, astringent, sedative, mild diuretic Safety Precautions: Avoid in pregnancy. Possible irritant to sensitive skin or in strong dilution. Source link

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Thorn Apple

Datura stramonium PARTS USED Leaves, flowering tops, seeds Thorn apple – an annual herb, growing up to 4 feet tall, with a foul odor. Unevenly toothed oval leaves are about 8 inches long. Showy, white, trumpet-shaped flowers (July-October) produce a spiny globular capsule that contains dark brown to black, kidney-shaped, flattened seeds. UsesAt low doses,…

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Thyme

Thyme grows wild or dry banks an heaths. It has woody stems, covered in fine hair and flattish round leaves and growing in pairs. Heavily scented flowers are borne in whorls. The medicinal uses of thyme derive firstly from its cleansing properties. A poultice can be made from leaves to combat all forms of inflammation…

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