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Pau D'Arco trees are native to the rain forests of South America and are know to repel fungal growth. Native tribes of South America profess that pau d'arco tea, made by boiling the bark in water, consumed three times a day, can cure tumors. The tea is also used to purify the blood, increase urine flow, reduce fevers, such as malaria, and treat dysentery, rheumatism and ulcers.
Medical doctors in Brazil recommend drinking pau d'arco tea for its antifungal properties agains ringworm, systemic Candida albicans yeast infections, and other intestinal parasite infestations. Pau d'arco has also been used by numerous physicians in Brazil in the treatment of cancer. Pau d'arco's anti-cancer activity may be due to the presence of cytoxic napthoquinones - compounds which demonstrate a toxic effect on certain cells. Unlike conventional cancer therapy, pau d'arco is know to cause no adverse side effects such as hair loss, pain or immune disfunction.
Scientific research shows pau d'arco stimulates the production of red blood cells in bone marrow. Research also confirms pau d'arco is strongly anti-inflammatory, relieving the pain of arthritis, cystitis, inflammation of the cervix, and prostatitis. Pau d'arco even possess antimicrobial, anti-tumor, and antiviral activity, being particularly effective against viral infections of the mouth, nose, and throat, and is widely used throughout the world as an antioxidant and general preventative treatment for cancer. More specifically, pau d'arco is heralded for use in cases of candidiasis, chlamydia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Chron's disease, leukemia, lupus, and Raynaud's disease.
Add 1 tablespoon of Pau D'Arco bark to 2 pints boiling water and remove from heat. Steep for 20 minutes and strain. Makes 4 cups.
Chamomile is the world's most popular tea, know for its relaxing effect on the drinker. Chamomile's sedative properties have been found particularly beneficial for digestive problems, including colic, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, and stress-induced dyspepsia and ulcers. Chamomile's relaxing effects are also used to help dysmenorrhea, feverish illnesses, headaches, hyperactivity, insomnia, menstural and muscle cramps, and emotional outbursts or temper tantrums in children.
Chamomile helps fight bacteria and fungi, and works especially well against Candida albicans, staphylococcus, streptococcus, and urinary tract infections. Chamomile also provides a milk antiviral activity. Furthermore, the flavonoid apigenin produces an antihistamine effect which may be beneficial for asthma, bronchitis and colds.
Stir one opened capsule of Chamomile into one cup boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes. Allow particles to settle to the bottom, or strain with a clean dishcloth.
Slippery Elm has a soothing effect on throat, stomach and intestinal tissues, reducing inflammation and irritation. When Slippery Elm makes contact with inflamed surfaces, its mucilage coats and soothes irritated tissues, helping to protect them from injury and drawing out irritants and toxic substances. Slippery Elm is believed to also soothe inflammation by stimulating nerve endings in the stomach and intestines which in turn, results in the secretion of mucosal fluids. Due to its high mucilage content, slippery elm has been show to be quite effective for absorbing toxins from the bowel, balancing intestinal flora, and reduces bowel transit time.
Slippery Elm has been found extremely beneficial for acidity, arthritic inflammation, asthma, bronchitis, chronic cystitis, colic, colitis, constipation, convalescence, coughs, diarrhea, diverticulitis, gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, inflammatory/irritable bowel conditions, pleurisy, sore throat, tuberculosis, ulcers, and weak digestion.
Slippery Elm contains vitamin K, needed for blood clotting and bone formation, and vitamin P (bioflavonoids), which strengthens connective tissues and helps fight infection and inflammation, as well as the minerals calcium and phosphorus.
Fill a mug with one cup boiling and add powdered bark and stir well. Add any extras you prefer, such as a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Red Raspberry is perhaps most popular as a female tonic, with uses ranging from alleviating excessive menstrual bleeding and cramping to relieving "morning sickness" in pregnant women. Raspberry is also know to deter spotting, prevent false labor or hemorrhaging, help to the uterus in readiness for childbirth, and decrease the pain of delivery.
Studies show raspberry provides antifungal and antiviral activity agains various pathogens, including herpes simplex virus II, vaccinia virus in cell cultures, as well as coxsackie virus, influenza virus, polio virus I and reovirus I.
Children are commonly given red raspberry for colds, diarrhea, fever, flu and vomiting.
Red raspberry is very high in the minerals iron, manganese, and pantothenic acid, as well as calcium, magnesium, selenium, and vitamins A, B and C.
Stir one opened capsule of Red Raspberry into one cup boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes. Allow particles to settle to the bottom, or strain with a clean dishcloth.
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