Health Stewardship Education

" " Herbs Are God's Gifts to Us

A Vital Link In Your Health Stewardship Program

The following herbs are so helpful that I think everyone should keep them on hand. One of my rules of thumbthat I have discovered is that if an herb doesnot taste good, it is medicinal and you probably do not need it very often. If it tastes good, it is primarily nutritive and can be used mire frequently.

White Willow Bark (Salix alba)

Propertied: anodyne, antiseptic, tonic, antispasmodic, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge

White will can reduce fevers and relieve pain. The american indians passed on the knowledge of this wonderful herb to early settlers. Eventually, a chemist discovered an active ingredient salicin in White Willow Bark and created Aspirin, which is acetylsalisilic acid. Remember that the way God packages the salicin is perfect.

Historic uses: headaches, fever, joint pain and neuralgia, irritable bladder, poulice for infected wounds, ulcers.

More to be added soon...

Chris Duffy, BS, LM, CNHP, ND
midwife.duffy(at)gmail.com

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