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If there is no apparent reason for the condition, a total optimum health program can help. Herbs that have been recommended as fertility-enhancing herbs include wild oats and ginseng.
Herbal antioxidants may help prevent this condition, and bilberry extract has been recommended as a treatment, but there is no evidence that it can remove a cataract once it has formed. Prevention is still the best medicine.
After careful removal with a sterilized needle or fine-pointed tweezers, splinters are best treated with antiseptic herbal preparations and herbs that speed tissue regeneration and healing .
Apply a flax seed poultice (grind seeds to a powder, add water to form a paste); change frequently until it drains. Apply fresh plantain pulp or reconstituted dried powder, or calendula flowers powdered and reconstituted. Apply a cotton pad soaked with echinacea tincture. Change all poultices 3-5 times a day; keep using until abscess has drained and mostly healed. For abscesses that won't heal, try applying an escharotic herb such as bloodroot in liquid extract form (apply to a sterile cotton pa
The herbal program should consist of immune stimulants and anti-inflammatories for the mucous membranes. Before using as an eyewash, golden seal infusions should be strained carefully through double layers of cheesecloth.
Herbal treatment can sometimes cure the condition, though skillful and persistent application is often necessary. This treatment may be preferable to 1% lindane cream (Quell) which can have side effects. Malathion should be avoided. For severe cases, a 1% pyrethrin cream rinse is now available. Make an herbal rinse by diluting apple cider vinegar 50-50 with water, adding 1 ounce of quassia, centaury, and rosemary tincture, essential oil, or strong tea to 10 ounces of water and rinse the scalp s
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can be an effective treatment for infertility, either used alone or in conjunction with western medical treatments to enhance the chance for a successful pregnancy.
This plant, which was once held in high regard, is seldomly used today. The sterilized or freshly-squeezed juice of cineraria has been used for cataracts and conjunctivitis (pink eye) to expedite healing. A few drops of the juice were placed into the eye several times daily. This caused a slight burning effect which quickly disappeared.
Chinese herbalists consider fo-ti to be an adaptogenic and longevity herb. They use it to replenish and strengthen the blood and tonify the liver and adrenals with such symptoms as dizziness, general weakness, prematurely graying hair, constipation, nocturnal emissions, and sterility. Fo-ti is also a good cardiovascular herb and has been shown to be effective for lowering serum cholesterol. Preparations of the herb are used for relieving chronic constipation, sores, swollen lymph nodes, chron
An abscess is a place of accumulation of the creamy white, yellow, or greenish fluid, known as pus, surrounded by reddened tissue. It is the result of the body's inflammatory response to a forn....
Blood poisoning, also known as septicemia or sepsis, occurs when the bloodstream becomes infected by bacteria (i.e., staphylococci, streptococci) or fungi introduced through a wound, abscess, or othey....
Hydrotherapy, the external use of water, remains a frontline defense against burn damage.
Gentle and natural, colon hydrotherapy introduces purified water into the colon to cleanse it and relieve constipation.
Wild oats is one of the first herbs herbalists think of for any kind of nerve trauma, nervous system weakness, or for addictions. It is a mild herb used to nurture the nervous system and counteract mild depression. Its restorative and nerve-strengthening effects are said to make it useful for withdrawal from addictions (i.e., nicotine and morphine), and it is found in a number of commercial formulas for kicking the smoking habit. Wild oats reportedly has been used for nervous exhaustion, gene
Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that applies small electrical currents to needles that have been inserted at specific points on the body.Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago is....
Turmeric is useful for improving digestive function as well as for diarrhea. It is sometimes considered by herbalists to be helpful for removing environmental toxins or heavy metals from the body, for hepatitis, and to remove pains in the liver and stomach. In Chinese medicine turmeric is used both internally and externally for pain resulting from a traumatic injury. Its strong anti-inflammatory activity is due to its yellow pigment, curcumin. Some studies suggest that turmeric has cancer pr
Colonic irrigation is also known as hydrotherapy of the colon, high colonic, entero-lavage, or simply colonic. It is the process of cleansing the colon by passing several gallons of water through it r....
Goldenseal () is a perennial North American native plant found wild in eastern deciduous woodlands and damp meadows as far north as Vermont and Minnesota, and south to Georgia and Arkansas. This vers, ...
Long known as a panacea, ginseng is considered excellent for people over 50 to improve vitality and sexual energy. It is also indicated for digestive problems with symptoms such as gas or malabsorption or a feeling of fullness, even after eating only small meals. For the elderly, it is useful for debility, weakness, chronic fatigue, lethargy, and convalescence. This is a good herb to take for chronic infections related to immune weakness. It is one of the most important Chinese medicinal herb
Urine therapy is the use of one's urine, internally or externally, to heal wounds or alleviate disease symptoms and/or for overall well-being. It is also called uropathy, auto-urine therapy, au....