Herbs to Boost Immunity: Herbal Tonics to Keep You Healthy by Gail Ulrich

By Gail Ulrich

During this textual content, Gail Ulrich explains how the immune procedure features, and explores the issues of immunodeficient stipulations similar to fungus infections, eczema, herpes and fibromyalgia. She surveys a number of mind-body and nutritional impacts at the immune method, and gives a whole immune-enhancing natural pharmacopoeia, together with echinacea, garlic, milk thistle, gingko, shitake, St John's Wart, licorice, nettles and valerian.

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An amphoteric herb, devil's club has value for those who are either hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic in that it raises blood sugar levels that are too low and lowers those which are too high. It allows insulin to be present longer in the body. For Type I diabetics (those whose bodies don't produce insulin), devil's club is not effective. For a 150-pound person who is not taking insulin, an average dose might be 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of the tincture, two to three times per day. Those with low blood sugar may achieve better results by taking 1 teaspoon (5 ml) in the morning and repeating that dose in the evening.

Rudolf Fritz Weiss recommends the use of devil's claw in dyspepsia and gall bladder disease, but because of its strong bitter properties, cautions against it for stomach ulcers. He also suggests its benefit for older patients with rheumatic complaints, obesity and high blood lipids, since German research shows that it lowers cholesterol. Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridum) Part used: Root Actions: Expectorant, respiratory stimulant, hypoglycemic Indications: Commonly used for the treatment of blood sugar disorders, devil's club is also a safe stimulating expectorant which helps with loosening mucous in chest colds and bronchitis.

There have been no reports of toxicity to humans. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Part used: Flower heads Actions: Alterative, expectorant, antispasmodic, antitussive, antibiotic Indications: As children, we used to suck the honey-sweet nectar from the red clover blossoms on a sunny summer day, never realizing that it is one of the best remedies for childhood skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Topically, it is a popular ingredient in salves for skin sores. A mild and delicious tasting herb, red clover has a high mineral content and gentle antitussive and expectorant effects, making it a good choice for infections such as bronchitis and debilitating conditions.

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