Benefits of perriwinkle.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Perriwinkle (Vinca minor)

Perriwinkle has potent anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antitumor properties.

Perriwinkle improves blood flow to the brain. It also improves cellular glucose uptake which would imcrease endurance and improve mental function. Because it improves blood flow it helps protect the body from ischemia and hypoxia. There are many Vinca species but Vinca minor has been found the most effective at protecting and healing the brain. It Perriwinkle is high in chlorogenic acid which has many healing properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Perriwinkle can help to prevent stroke and it also speeds recovery from stroke up and helps to prevent the brain damage that usually occurs during strokes. I am mainly speaking of Vinca minor because it is the species of Perriwinkle that contains vinpocetine which is a very potent neuroprotectant and protect the brain from injury and improves brain function. It is so effective at healing the brain that it has been used to correct certain types of birth defects that cause a child to have seizures.

Perriwinkles antioxidant effects comes from the fact it not only activates Nrf2 but stabilizes it preventing it from malfunctioning.

I could not find any toxicity studies so I do not know the side effects other then a few studies mentioning that some using it developed a rash. I would say if you use this one then use it in moderation once you have healed and just use it once in a while to maintain health. With no toxicity studies being done I would use this one wisely.

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Benefits of sea buckthorn

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae spp)

There is more then one species but they are very similar phytochemical wise.

It is very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. It also contains selenium which is a potent antioxidant and antiviral. The berries are very high in minerals. Sea buckthorn oil contains almost every type of Omega oil know which makes it very beneficial in aiding with correcting metabolic issues.

Just like anything that is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory it Sea buckthorn improves heart health. It also prevents excess blood clotting.

Sea buckthorn helps those who have type 2 diabetes but it may not be good for those who have a combination of hyperinsulineima and hypoglycemia which is usually caused by sulfonimide drugs or sulfonylurea herbicdes which are spray on many of our foods.

Because it is so nutrient dense it does speed up wound healing, and improve immune system health. It improves liver and kidney health and helps to prevent some types of cancer.

Sea buckthorn helps to prevent damage in the body from hypoxia.

Inflammation can cause obesity because sea buckthorn reduces inflammation it can reduce the risk of obesity.

Sea buckthorn improves skin miniaturization.

Sea buckthorn can improve liver health.

Sea buckthorn balances the immune system preventing TH1 or TH2 dominance which can help prevent autoimmunity. This also protects the liver from injury.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3317027/

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Benefits of hawthorne.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Hawthorne (crataegus spp.)

There are many species but their phytochemical makeup is very similar. If you cannot get the fruits then the leaves and bark will provide many of the same benefits but the fruits are higher in nutrients.

Hawthorne has been found to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health. It has very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It improves blood flow and is an ACE inhibitor so may help protect from Covid infection. Patients who have had heart failure and were treated with haw throne had dramatic improvements in cardiovascular health, reduced heart palpitations and increased stamina. Hawthorne was found to be very effective for reducing high blood pressure.

Hawthorne can prevent obesity by correcting issues involved in lipid metabolism. Because it improves lipid metabolism it can also prevent memory loss because the brain is mostly fats. But it can reduce glucose levels so I would recommend taking with food if you tend to be hypoglycemic.

Hawthorne is gasoprotective because of it’s potent antioxidant effects and it has antimicrobial properties against bad gut microbes.

It has been found to prevent and reverse many types of cancers.

It is high in procyanidins which are the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. They can help to reverse inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

The fruit of hawthorne does have relaxant type properties so it has been found to calm a persons behavior.

Many studies show it can take up to three months to start feeling the benefits.

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Benefits of horny goat weed.

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This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)

It boost testosterone at very high doses. In low doses it improves bone health. It can increase estrogen in women. It is high in berberine so will have the same anti-inflammatory , antioxidant and antimicrobial effects as others plants that contain berberine. It increases male sexual stamina and increases male fertility. It seems to normalize a womens hormones if they are estrogen dominant. It improves blood flow by increasing nitric oxide. It may help to stimulate repair of damaged heart tissue.

Horny goat weed can actually help nerves to grow back after being damaged. It may protect the brain from damage and help to prevent alzheimer. Because horny goat weed stimulates the growth of neurological tissue it can also stimulate healing in the brain.

It can reinvigorate hair follicles and help with baldness by increasing insulin like growth factor 1 which is usually low in autoimmune disease and inflammatory diseases.

Honey goat weed helps to heal the adrenals and help restore immune system balance. This results in reduced pain.

In high doses horny goat weed can irritate the stomach.

Horny goat weed correct issues in many metabolic pathways including those involved in burning fat.

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Benefits of angelica.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Angelica (Angelica Sylvestris)

Angelica Sylvestris is the most research. Most are chemically very similar. The newer highbrid forms of angelica I have not seen studies on so most of the studies I post will be on the old world strains of angelica. It most likely would help with corona infection because it prevents leukopenia which is what causes most death in covid illness.

Angelica has a variety of health benefits from protecting bone marrow to helping to heal the gut. Angelica helps to prevent upset stomaches and nausea. It helps reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Angelica is high in coumarins so it does prevent blood clotting. There is not a lot of research surrounding it but it is related to celery and has a mild celery taste. Celery can balance hormones so I suspect Angelica can. If you look at the phytonutrients many of the nutrients it contains are known to help balance hormones. I am partly inclined to believe this because Angelica does decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Nocturia is a conditon where someone has to wake up to frequently urinate. Angelica helps to reduce the symptoms of nocturia.

Angelica root has potent antibacterial properties. It inhibits IL-6 which is what causes most of the damage during Covid infection.

From personal experience many have used it to relax and prevent muscle spasms. Angelica has been shown to reduce anxiety. It has potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Angelica has been found to inhibit the formation of oxalates in the body. It does this by reducing oxidative stress, reducing inflammation and increasing citrate levels. Citrate prevents the formation of oxalate crystals. It also reduces expression of KIM-1 which prevents renal tube damage. It is high in vanillic acid which prevents liver fibrosis or fatty liver disease. Vanillic acid also helps to prevent obesity.

The leaves and stems of angelica contains phytosterols that are known to reduce and prevent arthritis.

Angelica activates Sirt1 which is an antiaging gene. It also prevents the negative effects of endotoxins on the body. Angelica also improves bone marrow health.

Angelica increases T regulatory cells which help restore immune balance in autoimmune diseases. Angelica also inhibits mTor which promotes longevity and prevents muscle atrophy. Many of the nutrients found in Angelica are known to prevent memory impairment. Angelic improves brain function and promotes healing of neurological tissue.

Side effects , it could cause uterine contractions which could cause miscarriage. Consuming excess amounts of angelic can cause photosensitivity.

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Benefits of cleavers.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Cleavers (galium aparine)

Cleavers is also known as bed straw or goose grass. Cleavers is very effective at cleaning out and improving the function of the lymphatic and thyroid system. Cleavers is a super food , it is very high in a variety of nutrients. Cleavers has very potent antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cleavers is a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cleavers increases white blood cells called T and B lymphocytes which are involved in fighting infection and developing immunity. Usually immune system stimulation would cause inflammation but because cleavers has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it stimulates the immune system without causing excess inflammation. This immune stimulating effect can help to prevent certain types of cancer. It is high in chlorogenic acid which helps prevent autoimmune diseases. Cleavers has been found to kill a certain type of breast cancer cells. The speed that cleavers cleans out and reduces lymphatic swelling is very surprising.

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Benefits of evening primrose oil.

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This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Evening primrose oil. (Oenothera biennis)

It has been found to be very effective for reducing breast pain, premenstrual and menstrual pain in women. It is very high in flavonoids know to be potent at reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. It helps to prevent atopic dermatitis which usually results from autoimmunity. It suppresses the cytokines that cause sepsis and autoimmunity. Evening primrose oil improves the health of the skin by improving water balance. It prevent eye problems caused by autoimmunity and inflammation. It has been shown to reduce pain. It increases cognitive function and vitality. It is safe for breast feeding mothers. Evening primrose oil does reduce lithium levels in those taking lithium. The whole plant can be used. The leaves and roots are good for healing the gut.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7608840/

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5036139/

Benefits of pine bark extract.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I wrote this for education purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Pine bark extract (pinus pinaster)

French maritime pine bark is usually used but most pines have a very similar chemistry. But pinus pinaster seems to have the most proanthocyanidins (OPC). OPCs are some of the most potent phytochemicals for healing. They are also found in sweet peppers and grape seed extract. There are many types of OPCs but the ones found in pine bark extract, grape seed extract and green peppers are the most potent. OPCs improve red blood cell function. OPCs have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Because of that it is neuroprotective and helps to prevent brain injury. Pine bark is effective against many types of bacteria especially those that cause meningitis. Pine bark extract also prevents allergies by inhibiting the release of histamines by mast cells.. If taken with other antioxidants it amplifies their effects. It reduces swelling in varicose veins and improves circulation. It is cardioprotective and increases nitric oxide levels. Pine bark extract prevents excess blood clotting. It reduces joint pain. It prevents muscle spasms and has been shown to reduce menstrual pain. It reduces the symptoms of ADHD. It has been found to inhibit HIV. Pine bark extract improves lung health even in smokers. It along with other supplements increases endurance.

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List of supplements that increases endurance.

Benefits of burdock root.

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am a lousy editor.

I have written this for educational purposes , this is not medical advice. If you are ill seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Burdock root (Arctium spp)

Burdock root has very potent antioxidant properties. Burdock root increases mitochondrial respiration which would prevent diabetes, glucose intolerance and obesity. It contains B-sitosterol which prevents diabetes. B-sitosterol has sedative effects so burdock root should be used at night. Burdock root prevents lung fibrosis. Burdock root improves memory in those with Alzheimer’s . Burdock root has potent antioxidant properties. Burdock root inhibits the inflammatory cytokines that cause autoimmunity and sepsis. It inhibits the effects of endotoxins on the body. Burdock root reverses aging in the skin. Burdock root inhibits blood clotting.. Burdock root is neuroprotective. It reverses some of the effects of Alzheimers. It helps prevent lung fibrosis from it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Burdock root increases fat burning in the body. Burdock protects the body and detoxes it of cadmium and mercury. Burdock root has potent antifunfal and antiviral properties. It inhibits RNA viruses including herpes viruses . Burdock inhibits mast cell degranulation which would reduce histamines. Burdock root helps to prevent anaphylaxis. Burdock root help to prevent leptin resistance which can cause obesity. Burdock increases exercise performance and endurance. Burdock root increases biogenesis which increases fat burning and increase ATP levels which would reduce fatigue. Burdock root helps to reduce ammonia levels in the body. Burdock root also prevents urinary tract infections. I could go on about the benefits but I think I painted a clear picture of the health benefits.

As for side effects I could not find studies that tested for that but the root is eaten for food in many cultures so I would say it’s safety has been tested.

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Urolithan one of the most potent microbial healing metabolites, that most no longer produce.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Urolithins

Urolithins is produced by our gut microbes from ellagic acid which is high in most berries, pomegranate , walnuts and pecans. Urolithin is one of the most potent phytochemicals for healing and remaining healthy. It is nueroprotective, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, it prevents diabetes, obesity, autoimmunity, and prevents systemic inflammation. Urolithin A and B and isourolithin A are the most beneficial urolithins. Unfortunately many lack the microbes to produce urotlithins or to produce the final urolithin metabolites like urolithin A because the gut microbes that do this are becoming extinct in the human gut. Antibiotic use, medications, GMO foods, processed foods, and the heavy use of farm chemicals have caused levels of those chemicals to be high in our foods. All of these are killing beneficial microbes in the human gut. Many now lack the microbes to produce urolithans. I have tried to find animal milks that would contain them but have not found any yet. You can buy urolithin A as a supplement. Urolithin increases ATP, NAD+, levels and also increases Sirt1 and PGC1 which would increase mitochondrial respiration. Also PGC1 helps to inhibit herpes viruses. This would also help reverse some of the effects of aging. Most centurions produce high levels of urolithin. Urolithin increases mitochondrial biogenesis. These are my own thoughts but I wonder if those who get any of the herpes viruses may be lacking the microbes that produce urolithin because many of the ways herpes viruses and Covid use to infect the cells would be prevented with urolithin. Urolithin inhibits most cytokines involved in sepsis and systemic inflammation. It prevents autoimmunity. It prevents the negative effects of endotoxins. I suspect this may also be why so many are so sensitive to mold toxins now. Many now lack the microbes to produce urolithin. At the rate things are going pretty soon certain people poop will be worth more then gold if their families have the microbes that are becoming extinct in the human guts. They most likely will start farming poop for microbes trying to find the missing microbes and restore them. It is sad that most no longer produce one of the most beneficial microbial metabolites.

Some more benefits of urolithin is it prevents brain aging. Urolithins are amazing molecules. They act as prooxidants in the right places and antioxidants in the right places. They are miracle molecules. Urolithin improves all around brain function and hormone levels. You can be almost certain those who are obese are lacking the microbes that produce urolithin. Urolithin increases life span and is neuroprotective.

Bifidobacteria pseudoctenulatium and Akkermansia munciphilia first break down ellagic acid then it is farther converted to a variety of urolithins by Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens and Gordonibacter pamelaeae. Most lack the species to fully convert urolithins now days. The days of centurions is coming to and end sadly. As the pharmaceutical, biotech industry and chemical industries toxins slowly drive our gut microbes to extinction the human health is going to only worsen.

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Benefits of wild yam.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner.

Wild yam and smilax (Dioscorea spp)

Most wild yams and smilax are very chemically similar and have the same benefits. They have been found to have antibiotic properties especially against staph infection. They inhibit many pathways Covid and herpes use to infect cells. They have been shown to reduce the symptoms of gout and joint inflammation by reducing uric acid levels.. Also domesticated sweet potatoes are chemically very similar. Wild yams have been shown to reduce the symptoms if arthritis. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are cardioprotective. They have been shown to reduce gut inflammation and prevent the damage caused by infections including corona. Dioscorea Batatas I would avoid it stimulates TLR4 which is overexpressed in Crohn’s , interstitial cystitis , Corona and herpes infections. Wild yam species have potent antioxidant properties. Wild yam inhibits the effects of endotoxins. They inhibit coagulation and fibrin pathways which would prevent excess blood clotting. I cannot find research to support this but many use it to prevent muscle spasms, and uterine spasms and contractions. Dioscorea villosa is the most researched and most used. It has been found to reduce candida overgrowth and bacteria infection in the gut. It helps prevent liver fibrosis so would help with fatty liver disease. It helps prevent the negative effects caused by endotoxins. It protects from endotoxemia induced brain injury. It also increases expression of genes inhibited by herpes and other RNA viruses. It increases beta oxidation which would improve mitochondrial function. It also helps prevent diabetes by improving pancreatic function. Wild yam increases 5-HT which gives it , it’s antidepressant effects. It is supposedly effective against breast cancer but I am skeptic of cancer curing claims because the cause of the cancer should also be addressed and often times in those studies that has not been determined and addressed.

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Benefits of dandelion.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill seek the aid of a qualified and knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner.

Dandelion (Taraxacum spp)

There are many species of dandelion and most are very chemically similar and have the same benefits. Dandelion stimulates DIG1 which detoxes glyphosate and organophosphates from the body. Those are found in high levels in our foods and contribute to autoimmunity, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Dandelion has been found to protect from liver damage. Dandelion has been found to be very effective against a variety of types of cancer. Dandelion is very high in nutrients. Dandelion has very potent antiviral properties. Dandelion protects the liver because it has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to inhibit the hepatitis B virus. It inhibits mTorc which means it would prevent premature aging and also inhibit herpes virus replication. It helps with gut inflammation and interstitial cystitis because it inhibits NLRP3, NLRP3 is over expressed in IC and inflammatory bowel diseases. Dandelion helps to reduce endotoxins in the body and reduce the symptoms of sepsis. Dandelion improves bile flow and digestion. Dandelion contains latex which can cause a person who has leaky gut to react. I did react to it when I first started using it but I continued to use it in slow amounts and it eventually started healing me because the effects it has on healing the gut. Once my gut was healed I stopped reacting to things that contained latex like avocado and dandelion. Dandelion reduces inflammatory cytokines found in sepsis, Covid , herpes and many other infections. It helps prevent iron overload in the body. Dandelion prevents glutamate toxicity in the brain and activates NRF2 which is the master regulator of the antioxidant system. Dandelion has been found to inhibit RNA viruses like HIV. Dandelion has been shown to both protect from the effects of the endotoxins from bacteria infection and to have antibacterial properties. Most herbs that work against HIV and Covid will also work against herpes viruses.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7336670/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5225575/

Benefits of self heal.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill seek the aid of an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner.

Self Heal (prunella vulgaris)

It has strong antiviral properties. It reduces inflammation in the gut and helps prevent autoimmunity by stabilizing the immune system by increasing T regulatory cells. It has very potent antioxidant properties and very potent anti-inflammatory properties. Self heal does not prevent viruses from entering cells it shortens their life cycle before they enter cells. It inhibits a viruses ability to replicate. It has been found to inhibit HIV replication. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects it improves liver function. It contains Rosmarinic acid which has found to be as effective as NSAIDs at reducing inflammation. It prevents Sars-Covid virus infection by inhibiting it’s ability to attach to the ACE2 receptor. Self heal is probably one of the most potent antivirals it works on many types of viruses including herpes. Self Heal improves thyroid and lymphatic health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635162/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6241665/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4226201/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7772513/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2795400/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8189562/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7113790/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7701117/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7676928/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8523886_A_polysaccharide_fraction_from_medicinal_herb_Prunella_vulgaris_downregulates_the_expression_of_herpes_simplex_virus_antigen_in_Vero_cells

Benefits of St Johns Wort.

Written by Lee Stevenson

I am writing this for educational purposes do not take this as medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

St Johns wort (hypericum perforatum)

There are many species of St Johns wort but they are chemically similar so should have the same properties as those studied. Reduces gut inflammation and helps to heal gastric ulcers. Helps with system inflammation by reducing most types of inflammatory cytokines. Viruses like Covid and Herpes use inflammation to stealth from the immune system. It has shown to reduce the length of a flu infection and has been shown to inhibit HIV replication. It also is effective at helping with herpes because it increases type 1 interferon which is inhibited by herpes viruses so they can protect themselves. Type 1 interferon kills RNA type viruses and most RNA viruses inhibit it. It increases beta oxidation which would help with diabetes and obesity. St Johns wort also restores function to many pathways that are inhibited by Covid and herpes. The flowers have antidepressant properties this is why I forage it when the plant is flowering. St Johns Wort activates many antiviral pathways will helping to balance the immune system. It is a very good alternative to NSAIDs. It helps to prevent Alzheimers because it inhibits the formation of B-amyloid plaque. St Johns wort improve pancreatic function and health. It increases the production of adiponection which is low in those who have diabetes and are obese. It improves insulin and glucose levels in the body. St Johns wort improves liver and kidney function. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it helps to prevent cancer.
Because of it’s sedative like effects it should not be taken when driving or operating any dangerous machinery. I would recommend taking this one at night when a person would not be involved in activities that could cause harm to themselves or others. It activates the PXR receptor which is the primary xenobiotic receptor in the body. Xenobiotics are environmental toxins and carcinogenic hormones that can cause endocrine disruption and hormone imbalance. Increased PXR expression would increase the detoxing of xenobiotics by increasing Phase 2 detox enzymes. Increased PXR expression also reduces gut inflammation. PXR activation reduces expression of TLR4 which is overexpressed in many inflammatory diseases including inflammatory bowel and interstitial cystitis. PXR increased expression protects from DNA damage.

Excessive use of St Johns wort can cause excess bleeding because it do prevent blood clotting. It can also make one more sensitive to sunlight. It helps to prevent adrenal over activation. Stress and sepsis can induce changes in the brain that can cause a person to get stuck in fight or flight mode. St Johns wort helps to reverse those changes and normalize the function of the HPA. St Johns wort has been found to improve the health of the blood brain barrier.
Using high doses of St Johns wort can cause temporary tachycardia. St Johns wort is an MAO-A and B inhibitor. This is how it reduces anxiety but it can cause increased tyramine levels. Consumption of tryptophan while using St Johns wort can cause serotonin syndrome which increases body temperature, causes night sweating, dilated pupils and diarrhea. It can also increase blood pressure. This is why I believe it should be used in low dose to prevent side effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7569342/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830131/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7662691/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7824709/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7720289/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7056460/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33972911/

Benefits of rhubarb root.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced medical practitioner.

Rhubarb root. (rheum Spp)

There are many varieties of rhubarb. The root is the part I will be focusing on because it contains emodin which is one of the few substances that will help with interstitial cystitis and Crohn’s disease. Rhubarb root also prevents herpes viruses from hijacking the mitochondria. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. It prevent fibrosis in the liver and lungs. Rhubarb root reduces inflammation in the gut. Rhubarb root has been found to balance the immune system. It helps normalize the gut microbial balance. It increases IgA which is low in interstitial cystitis and Crohn’s disease and many autoimmune disease. It helps restore proper T regulatory cell function. It has been shown to improve pancreatic function and health . Rhubarb root dramatically reduces the symptoms of sepsis. It should be pulsed because over use can increase risk of certain types of cancer and can be hepatoxic. This can occur with many nutrients so do not use in super high doses or excessively. I have seen people prescribed 50,000 IU of vitamin D. This causes kidneys stones and causes the vitamin D receptor to become inhibited which causes many health issues. Balance is the key to healing. More does not mean better. Rhubarb extract prevents osteoporosis. Rhubarb root improves kidney function. Rhubarb extract inhibits just about all the inflammatory cytokines found in sepsis , Sars-Covid infection and herpes infections. Rhubarb root improves kidney and liver function. Rhubarb root when used in moderation is safe to use long term. It has been shown to reduce the symptoms of menopause. Over all it looks like rhubarb root would be great at helping with and preventing autoimmunity.

Rhubbarb root (Rheum spp)

Rhubarb root has a broad rang of antibacterial properties.

I low doses it improves kidney function but in very high doses it can damage the kidneys. It has been shown to protect the body from many toxins. It reduces free radicals in the body which improves DNA function and prevents DNA damage.

Rhumbarb root improves glycolysis which would prevent accumulation of fat in the liver and would prevent obesity. It also improves liver function. When used in moderation it helps to prevent liver fibrosis.

It does stimulate the immune system so those whose immune system is already over active may want to be careful using rhubbarb root. It is unlikely it would cause a problem though because it does inhibit many receptors that are over-expressed in autoimmunity. It does increase TH2 expression so those who are TH2 dominant may want to use caution in using Rhubarb root.

It contains emodin which inhibits NLRP3. NLRP3 is over activated in interstitial cystitis and Crohn’s disease so it may help with those illnesses. Emodin also inhibits MAO B, this would help with Parkinson’s because it would prevent the body from breaking down dopamine. Inhibition of NLRP3 also prevents lung inflammation. Aloe vera also contains emodin.

Emodin in rhubarb root inhibits the Sars-Covid virus and also inhibits it’s ability to interact with the ACE2 receptor so may prevent Covid infection. Emodin has been found to be effective against many other types of viruses. Rhubarb root has also been found to inhibit many herpes viruses.

Emodin is also cardioprotective because it increases nitric oxide levels.

Rhubbarb root inhibits MCF-7 which can help with certain types of breast cancer.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7601677/
Emodin found in rhubarb root has been found to decrease the inflammatory cytokines found in sepsis , inflammatory disease and autoimmune disease.

Emodin in rhubarb root inhibits intracellular influx of Calcium which prevents mast cell degranulation which would prevent high histamine levels. This can help with autoimmune diseases like asthma, lupus, psoriasis and many others. Also excess calcium in the cells can inhibit beta oxidation which can cause diabetes and obesity. Beta oxidation is how the body burns fat to create energy for the body. Emodin also increase browning of fat cells which prevents insulin resistance and obesity. Rhubarb root also increase the butyrate producing bacteria which helps to prevent obesity.

Emodin prevents the over activation of the NMDA receptor and other receptors in the brain. It is neuroprotective so can reduce the occurrence of seizures. It improves the function of the adrenals and many other areas of the brain. It prevents damage in the brain from excess glutamate. It also decreases the perception of pain so it would reduce pain in the body.

As stated earlier taking high doses of rhubarb root can have the opposite effects and actually damage the liver. It can also cause diarrhea, stomach cramping, It can also make the urine darker colored and even brown color.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7601677/

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6893421_Efficacy_and_safety_of_a_special_extract_of_Rheum_rhaponticum_ERr_731_in_perimenopausal_women_with_climacteric_complaints

Benefits of Houttuynia.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please find an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner.

Houttuynia cordata (chinese lizard tail)

Has antiviral properties and has been found to inhibit the herpes viruses replication. It helps prevent mast cell degranulation which would prevent high histamines. It inhibits more inflammatory cytokines then NSAIDs do. It has been found to significantly reduce Sars-Covid infection. It has been shown to help prevent obesity and high triglycerides. It improves the detoxification of xenobiotics which have been linked to many types of cancer and hormone issues. It has been shown to help prevent insulin resistance which causes type 2 diabetes. The eye drops have been found to be effective against dry eye disease. It has been found to help with certain types of cancer like prostate cancer. It has very potent antioxidant properties.

I could find no valid side effects except when it has been directly injected into the blood stream. Not a wise move. Also I found sites sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry that made ridiculous claims and there was no science to back them. You could see the pharmaceutical ads all over the websites making the claims I searched many websites on the toxicity of of houttuynia and found nothing worth noting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3931198/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7763017/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8306559/

https://www.researchgate.netpublication260560141_A_current_update_on_the_phytopharmacological_aspects_of_Houttuynia_cordata_Thunb

Benefits of turkey tail mushroom.

Turkey tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I am writing this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a knowledgeable and experienced functional medicine practictioner.

Turkey tail mushrooms are anti-inflammatory. It stimulates the immune system and has been shown to fight a variety of viral infections including the flu, cold , covid and inhibits herpes viruses. It stimulates the immune system. It inhibits many types of cancer. I can say I used it for a cold and it knocked it out of me overnight but made me sweat like crazy. It has been shown to be effective against HPV. If you accidentally pick false turkey tail it is ok it has many of the same benefits and possibly more so then turkey tail mushroom. Now to be honest until I see a study I cannot say I would recommend it with someone who has autoimmunity but it does inhibit PARP meaning it would prevent herpes viruses and covid from effecting the mitochondria. It increases cytochrome C so it would help improve mitochondrial respiration. It also is a COX-2 inhibitor which means it would reduce inflammation similar to how an NSAID would. It does increase IL-6 and Interferon gamma which is high in herpes infection and Covid so I would recommend this be used for those after the systemic inflammation has been addressed. It is an ACHe inhibitor so would reduce the symptoms of Alzheimers.

Benefits of reishi mushroom.

Reishi mushroom (ganoderma lucidem)

Has been shown to promote longevity. It stimulates the immune system. It is hepaprotective and has antioxidant properties. Has been shown to prevent many types of cancer. It increases IL-6, TNF-a and interferon gamma so may not be good for those who have a herpes virus infections because herpes causes an upregulation of IL-6 , TNF-a and INF Y. The antioxidant properties of Reishi mushroom mimics superoxide dismutase one of the most potent antioxidants in the body.

Reishi mushroom has been shown to have potent inhibitory properties against herpes viruses but in my opinion I would not use it until inflammation and oxidative stress were addressed. It has been shown to be effective against many types of gut infections. It helps with diabetes by reducing oxidative stress. It has been found to reduce aches and pains in the body. It has been shown to increase blood oxygen levels and improve asthma. It increases nerve growth factor which improves brain function. It boost energy levels and prevents depression and anxiety. Has been shown to prevent insulin resistance.

Side effects are itchy or dry mouth, bloody stools and other digestive issues. It should be used in moderation. Balance is the key to healing. It can cause insomnia and liver damage. Almost any nutrient in high amounts will have side effects and can cause damage to the body.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/

https://www.rejuvii.com/post/2018/04/29/13-health-benefits-of-reishi-mushrooms

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326520

Benefits of Lemon Balm

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill find an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner. What may be beneficial for one person may be harmful to others.

Lemon Balm (melissa officinalis)

Has been shown to help dramatically reduce the outbreak of herpes. Those who have used ointments made from it rarely had a another occurrence of an outbreak. It is a potent helicase inhibitor which means it prevents viruses from being able to attach to the cells. It helps with many types of skin disorders. It contains many phytochemicals that are cardioprotective. It has potent antioxidant properties which would decrease the risk of cancer. It has sedative and anti depressive effects so would be best to use at night.

Lemon balm has been found to be more potent then ivermection at inhibiting the Sars-Covid virus from replicating.

Lemon Balm reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. It inhibits the break down of GABA. It helps prevent uterine spasms and reduces the severity of menstruation. It helps to reduce the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s. It helps improve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes by improving glucose levels. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

It has been shown to be very effective against Candida overgrowth.

Lemon balm helps to protect the DNA from damage because of it’s potent antioxidant effects.

Lemon Balm also improves blood vessel health which has been shown to improve the health of the skin.

Those with high GABA levels should not take Lemon Balm.

Lemon balm has been shown to improve thyroid function.

Those who eat GMOs will have high levels of organophosphates and glyphosate in their bodies. Those are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. These ones should avoid consuming Lemon Balm it will make their symptoms worse. Most studies show it would improve the symptoms of people who have these in their symptoms. Because of their effects on the nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. But one study seems to show it Lemon balm has acetycholinesterase inhibiting properties.

High levels of consumption seems to be safe.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8073307/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8100328/

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5586902/

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32957889/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2018/7860456/

How has so many become so ill and what can they do about it?

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Diabetes, lupus, psoriasis , heart disease and many other illnesses can be linked to CIRS. CIRS stands for chronic inflammatory response syndrome. It can be corrected but takes time. Modern medicine is usually the cause and they only know how to treat the symptoms. Functional medicine addresses the cause of the illness. We have to consider the fact that medical error is the number one cause of death in the world. Then add to that that only 1% of adverse reactions to vaccines get reported and almost no adverse reactions to medications get reported meaning modern medicine is most likely the number one cause of death in the world. Not counting the deaths of those who died very slow deaths from the autoimmune diseases , diabetes or cardiovascular diseases they have caused. Once the stage is set for someone to develop chronic inflammatory response syndrome it is a very very difficult thing to break. It takes a very knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner to help someone to heal. Modern medicine only treats the symptoms because treating the cause is not profitable. If a customers is healthy they are a lost customer. If these things are not addressed things can easily get set in motion that can result in a persons health rapidly declining resulting in them becoming bedridden or dying.

GMO foods without the glyphosate have been shown to harm the gut. Once the gut is damaged it sets off an inflammatory response throught the body. When they access the harm BT Toxin causes most studies will use the BT protein from the bacteria in their studies but many studies have shown the proteins in the GMO products is different making those studies invalid. The body reacts to these BT Toxins in GMOs the same way it would if a person had food poisoning this sets another domino up to put things in motion for a person to develop CIRS. Many toxins in our foods are inflammatory especially processed sugar. Once this inflammatory process gets set in motion all that needs to occur is for someone to get an infectious disease especially tick born illness , or to be in constant contact with mold and it will set the dominos in motion and it is very difficult to set them back up. What I am trying to say many things start going wrong in the body setting off other problems.

Toxins in our food like glyphosate, antibiotics and other medications cause gut dysbiosis which lead to inflammation. Keep in mind inflammation can lead to dibetes, fatty liver disease, asthma, allergies, food sensitivities are all symptoms of inflammation and immune dysfunction. It means the scales are tipped in favor of the figurative dominos to fall causing a person to become very very ill. This also makes a person more prone to chronic illness and even death from infectious diseases, toxins and even stress which in it self can set things in motion for a person to develop CIRS.

The longer a person goes the more difficult the problems become to correct and the longer the recovery time is. This is why when some of the first signs like prediabetes, vaccine injury , allergies, food sensitivities should be addressed by a functional medicine practitioner before they reach a point that other dominos start falling. When it reaches the point of a person having CIRS the recovery becomes a long expensive and complicated road to navigate.

Their is a reason tick born illness and mold illness are rampant now. I know people who live in severe mold and have no signs of ill health. This makes you wonder why can they tolerate mold while others cannot. I have seen people who have been bitten buy disease carrying insect and they suffered no ill health effects and they never seemed to get ill. We have to ask ourselves why do these people seem immune while others get very sick? Why is chronic illness rampant now. People are doing what the pharmaceutical industry , medical industry and our government entities are saying we need to do in order to be healthy and people are becoming sicker. Studies have shown up to 80% of the population in the United States is on some form of medication. Why is this happening. Why are children so sick now days. Visits to the doctors office are much more common now. When I was younger people rarely had to see a doctor. What has changed? Our environment, our food and modern medicine is destroying everyone’s health. Functional medicine restores health it does not treat the symptoms. Modern medicine has created enough customers that functional medical practitioners do not have to worry about running out of customers so they treat the cause instead of the symptoms. You either pay for allopathic medicine to makes you sicker while staying on a medical hamster wheel or you could find a functional medical practitioner who will help you get off the medical hamster wheel. If you look at things more deeply you will see those who died from Sars-Covid had comordities which involved the very things caused by the toxic foods and pharmaceutical industry. Even though Sars-Covid turned out to be less deadly then getting the flu , many people still died. Many people are dying from infectious agents that used to pose no threat to humans now. Why are people becoming so susceptible to infection now. If modern medicine is so effective shouldn’t people be getting healthier instead of sicker?

I did a blog post that has information on how to get off the medical hamster wheel that modern medicine gets people on to fatten their pockets. I also give more information about CIRS and I have information on how to find a functional medicine practitioner.

Vaccine induced CIRS is called Post inflammatory syndrome or ASIA syndrome. It is also referred to as transverse myelitis.

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33981305/

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213219817305172?via=ihub

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29503439/

Drugs that set things in motion for autoimmunity leading to CIRS.

https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/drug-induced-autoimmune-diseases

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p743.html

Farm chemicals.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33493637/

GMO

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21733303/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02648725.2017.1357295

http://ddata.over-blog.com/xxxyyy/3/19/57/29/Bacillus-thuringiensis–danger.pdf

Dysbiosis

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01741/full

https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/autoimmune-disease-the-role-of-gut-bacteria/

https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/autoimmune-disease-the-role-of-gut-bacteria/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33198506/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30470496/

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-03320-8

There is something much bigger then climate change we should be worrying about.

Pollution

 

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

We have a crisis but it is not global climate change. It is far worse, it makes most world problems seem mild. Our food supply is going to collapse at the rate things are going. The destruction of the circle of life that keeps our food supply going is collapsing at an alarming rate. The toxins man is dumping into our environment is destroying our water ways, the oceans and even our air. This is effecting the fish and amphibian populations which other animals in the food chain consume. We have lost many species of insects especially ones that pollinate are being driven to extinction. Many farmers now have to rent bees and those who own the bees will not rent to ones who use chemicals because the farm chemicals are destroying our pollinators.

The biotech industry is creating the very problem they are falsely claiming to be solving. They claim they are increasing productivity and reducing chemical usage but in actuality they are increasing the use of them. They are causing super plants to arise that are immune to current chemicals so their strength and the amounts used has to be increased. Insect that the plants are supposed to be resistant to are becoming resistant to the toxins the shot gunned into the genes of the plants so they are having to make the plants more and more toxic.  Not only that but the farm chemicals being used have been found to have a dramatic negative impact on the health of those consuming the foods that contain them. The BT Toxins that are found in the genes of GMO foods have been found to cause the body to react in a way similar to how it would react if a person had food poisoning. It is why digestive diseases are rampant right now. The farm chemicals are known to cause autoimmunity , cancer, diabetes and many other illnesses. Now combine this with the effects of vaccines which are known to damage the body 100% of the time. They claim the body recovers from the damage they do but add that with the damage being caused by the toxins in our food and environment. The United States has the highest infant mortality rate in the industrialized world. Our children are the sickest in the world. We need to start asking why?

There are microbes in our oceans that regulate our climate. Those are being destroyed by the toxins we are dumping into them. We consume the sea food from those oceans but populations of the things we eat are rapidly declining and ones that have not declined have become so toxic we have to limit what we consume or even avoid them altogether.

GMOs have been found to produce less and if they do get comparable production they have been found to be lacking in nutrients because the chemicals they use on them chelates important minerals from the soil and from the bodies of those who consume the foods containing those chemicals. Not only that but they also destroy the microbes plants need to take up nutrient farther reducing the nutrient content of the plants. Now combine that with over farming and the foods produced have very little nutritional value. The government hides the harm being done. They only care about power and money. Not only have they worked to hide the harm being done they have increased the levels of toxins they permit people to use. GMOs and over processing of foods have made it so most of our food is just filler and has very little nutritional content which is most likely contributing to obesity because food is not inflammatory which is known to cause obesity and a person has to eat more of it to get the nutrients they need.

Because the biotech industry has pretty much taken over the education on methods of farming children are indoctrinated to believe that they will make more profit and have better production with GMOs even though the opposite has been shown to be true. Those who use safer non chemical methods of farming get higher production with foods that taste better and have much higher nutritional content and it cost much less to produce.

Many scientist have estimated that the damage we are causing to our soil and water will cause us to lose the ability to produce food within a few decades.

Greed has made people easy to deceive into using less profitable and harmful farming methods. With the modern farming practices it is not a matter of if our food supply collapse but a matter of when it collapses. Once the extinction of our pollinators has occurred there is no recovering because they cannot be replaced. Once an insect or animal that pollinates has become extinct we cannot replace them. Man is trying to develop methods of pollinating because we are so close to losing our pollinators for good. We know how that goes, when man intervenes we usually mess things up even more. They do not want people to take note that this is occurring because the corrupt pharmaceutical industries own the biotech industries and they stand to lose billions if people take note of these things. I wouldn’t doubt if they are the ones promoting the climate scare and the false information claiming that GMOs increase food production and will end hunger.

Now ad this to the fact that people spray chemicals to kill the plants these bees use for a food source. Dandelions are one of the first foods bees have access to in the spring and most will spray chemicals to kill dandelions and other wild flowers needed by our pollinators.

These chemicals are killing amphibians, fish , shell fish and many other creatures. Other animals rely on those for food. Their destruction causes a break in the food cycle. So this even effects our access to animals as a source of nutrition. With man working against the earth we have a food supply very very near collapse. Once those creatures are gone they are gone and there will be no way to produce the amounts of food we do now days.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/while-we-worry-about-honeybees-other-pollinators-are-disappearing

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150304-global-pollinators-in-decline

https://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/08/28/vandana-shiva-industrial-agriculture-causes-hunger/

https://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/why-are-our-natural-pollinators-in-decline

https://www.nap.edu/read/11761/chapter/5#79

https://www.beeculture.com/the-decline-of-pollinators/

Fake food

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/fake-food-fake-meat-big-foods-desperate-attempt-to-further-industrialisation-food/?fbclid=IwAR0Tvhy0CauHCETTFeXBmcG_gW3AkIFKq9oEEQ2LPnKq0wbuq9Ovc6KxWwo

We are losing our ability to produce food.

https://www.intechopen.com/books/biodiversity-conservation-and-utilization-in-a-diverse-world/soil-fauna-diversity-function-soil-degradation-biological-indices-soil-restoration?fbclid=IwAR1TpyAxvzOAe2f1_5XB5Sibc0eWgH2xmN79XYErxBmhccxA0qD5kwM4CSs

Most recent oil spill, from the date I wrote this.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/10/keystone-pipeline-north-dakota-spill.html

Government even works to hide the harm being done.

https://www.newstarget.com/2018-05-04-fda-finds-glyphosate-weedkiller-residues-in-nearly-all-grocery-foods.html?fbclid=IwAR1ZBBHoF54Rhnrh9K10tVn1ncW-A2hU6_P13eNGo76tOPTFKEiouxeMA-w

https://foodrevolution.org/blog/un-earthed-is-monsantos-glyphosate-destroying-the-soil/?fbclid=IwAR1zwTptai-w93Aq_O5F6MrtwhMGxeKArjYYA53i_WjR9DfqG8WPmCaRxdk

Effects of agriculture on the environment.

https://www.eartheclipse.com/pollution/terrible-effects-of-agricultural-pollution.html?fbclid=IwAR1r2H5cUSMmSsDGdflO_f1nW2HmtlngGeZjBTxqqPq1O7IcFoSUrjmn_6E

https://vermecology.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/wormageddon-destruction-in-our-soils/?fbclid=IwAR1J2GtXpRW3XHIKNfvhL5pzoNyjaCcyw09xYZxEgnydrqYBCrkU-S5PqL0

https://www.soilassociation.org/media/7202/glyphosate-and-soil-health-full-report.pdf?fbclid=IwAR09CJW6nevSSu-Z-QVgr4xgJ9srFuX4gpGJl-96pAyYDQmSEo1z9hj6rn0

https://greenamerica.org/blog/species-extinction-farmlands-its-not-just-birds-and-bees?fbclid=IwAR3Bcj5_rKnVgm7F4GORj7MWhpRTuRDQOrGZJZRwQYQ4TNAoBKdOHqTNrxY

https://truthout.org/articles/four-ways-industrial-ag-is-destroying-the-soil-and-your-health/?utm_source=sharebuttons&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=mashshare&fbclid=IwAR0M1QgaWs90eP1nD6g6KBFQZY404hgdIz7iYrKJBLIh1iRzpQU3HjMmkrM

https://www.eartheclipse.com/pollution/terrible-effects-of-agricultural-pollution.html?fbclid=IwAR0OV2MbXdIXqWgCjahgz21CrAmo8TNQrwkI5eas4WdwLT2H9Jg0tJbmjFk

Things we can do to protect our biodiversity.

https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/04/30/what-you-can-do-to-protect-biodiversity/?fbclid=IwAR0tWzleB-pPv3Fe4eMJtZ8FBowf_0rpkewK5PNuYZd9Dr3RaLhep4yCDIc#.Xc8C9-JrpNo.facebook

https://billmoyers.com/2015/05/22/women-biodiversity-feed-world-corporations-gmos/?fbclid=IwAR1lPmbfOCMYNxTeTnr2DJdD9w1GP3bQqG8LzAb3FCXJuH8C4p6i-7tuZNU#.Xc7zNvBPyVg.facebook

http://muchmorethanfood.com/tag/gmo/?fbclid=IwAR3X_3kdbNzyLNZOboM_fOGGjCw4X6Kgk_yNoOsjLahiJMzW6yyKqjUyIRI

https://www.greenamerica.org/pubs/greenamerican/articles/Winter2015/regenerative-organic-agriculture-cool-the-climate-feed-the-world.cfm?fbclid=IwAR0TavnJoic1BWWLlFV4c0LzZa9vZa-D-VA4-tDDoS5qTRM_RS6XouHmgG8

Loss of biodiversity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3704006/?fbclid=IwAR1_eQJL-6iONjjcRdcnqkC4-GCCXY0pzziPDAxrVwUQFHp3MXTVt1YF1zQ

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3704006/?fbclid=IwAR2UhvvvUpU67qWknjGr4za-kqVsInbXSxuz3dIiVHS2mTlr02bswZYtbXc

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12459?fbclid=IwAR2udNCp5OwjSYXd0sJ7kbsltE0iySsVAlHPYwB5a5enx7Fjay4hKtTyWQ8

https://grist.org/article/2010-02-23-new-research-synthetic-nitrogen-destroys-soil-carbon-undermines/?fbclid=IwAR1cRK3tXGqAjD11S6nh87uODi9iKkd3xAfZ_VIphhQR0grBJOD0ZZeS490

https://www.pan-europe.info/old/Resources/Briefings/Pesticides_and_the_loss_of_biodiversity.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3ut2ZUoQ0vwwOGOqYLf9tkfx834xh7aAaS1TXpGi3LfIMcajt6-Ozm9-s

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/24/pesticide-butterflies-declining-uk-study?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2Vo8L8HU2QRi56X7_0ZG3YhtorOgH8MXANtCtCAu60tmhXkFV0zRLapsk

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/where-have-insects-gone-climate-change-population-decline?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2H008984FnA4NTusv7GIhvWjx3roc7zeuZ9T6OP_YBuyTe4qSiLUsTd0w

http://12.000.scripts.mit.edu/mission2017/genetically-modified-crops/

Modern farming techniques reduces production.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-its-time-to-stop-punishing-our-soils-with-fertilizers-and-chemicals?fbclid=IwAR2jo5tZ3Z-Tiw2Vm0YQ94HdmOq94pNfNSgdXuWod8NQuMgKT1tijiwp1WA

Health of soil effects our health.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share&fbclid=IwAR2w6ABq0JlvCLY9f8PLyMAlVnk6ewVGdXmi1OINHCk9TNBc0atoecXJF9s

Oceans being destroyed.

https://www.alternet.org/2017/10/tyson-foods-linked-largest-toxic-dead-zone-us-history/

https://www.eartheclipse.com/ecosystem/causes-and-effects-of-eutrophication.html?fbclid=IwAR2F7VueqCN_CP18itTmhR3TznLlyC43rZs89U3LCUikSlhXDJ8eabsox6Q

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deadly-algae-are-everywhere-thanks-to-agriculture/?fbclid=IwAR3s8oZQstmpS9RvislEWbD23BfDR3AbGXdzal7mJFCQrET5IdYaBOKoDZQ

Bayer has a sordid history and has bought Monsanto which has just as corrupt of a history and they both have histories of corruption and government collusion.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-complete-history-of-monsanto-the-worlds-most-evil-corporation/5387964

The Damaging Effects of Fertilizers on Marine Ecosystems

Food supply in our oceans is collapsing.

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(09)01181-6?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982209011816%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1059971575

What’s the role of factory farming in ocean degradation?

http://www.worldoceansday.ca/education-resources/top-11-issues-affecting-oceans

https://deepoceanfacts.com/causes-of-ocean-destruction

Effects of the pharmaceutical industry on our oceans.

http://oceancrusaders.org/pharmaceutical-ocean/

http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Po-Re/Pollution-of-the-Ocean-by-Sewage-Nutrients-and-Chemicals.html

The destruction of our health.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/genetically-modified-foods-destroy-our-health-glyphaste-and-glufonisate-add-to-the-toxicity/

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/should-you-trust-monsanto-about-the-safety-of-their-products/

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/this-stuff-kills-cows-and-sheep-and-they-feed-it-to-us-really/

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/roundup-talking-points/

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/gmos-corporate-science-and-the-culture-of-the-lie-the-cornellmonsanto-alliance/

GMO have lower yield and lower nutritional content.

Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields?

Good sources of information on GMOs

https://responsibletechnology.org/resources/gmo-myths-and-truths-report/

http://www.gmo.news

GMO destroy the environment.

http://www.gmo.news/2019-05-24-environmental-impact-of-impossible-foods-gmo-burgers.html

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/12/ge-crops-affect-soil-fertility.aspx

This is a post I did on climate change and things they overlook when they talk about it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/global-climate-change-is-it-real-what-are-some-facts-not-discussed-concerning-climate-change-science/

Farm chemicals and pollution are destroying the mycelium which is the planets neural network. When it collapses so does many eco systems. This causes a collapse of our food supply it has reach what seems to be a point of no return. Studies have found that organic farming produces food with increased nutrient levels and increased production. Studies have also shown organic farming is less costly when done properly. There are many studies showing the importance of the mycelium but very few if any studies showing what the destruction of the mycelium will result in. I do know from personal experience that soil lacking the mycelium layer grows very low quality if any plants life.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internet

https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/are-fungi-earths-natural-internet

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4087917/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223855/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318401/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4989535/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924131/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5984582/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31178314/

https://www.pastemagazine.com/science/mycoremediation/earthrx-how-community-mycoremediation-projects-can/

The number of ways we are destroying the environment in a way that will destroy the worlds food supplies is too numerous to mention in one article. With this article I am only touching the tip of the figurative iceberg.

https://listverse.com/2015/06/30/10-everyday-ways-were-destroying-the-planet/

9 Bad Habits that are Destroying our Environment

 

Acorn Flour Cookies and Acorn Coffee.

Here is a very good article on leeching tannins from acorns.

https://www.rootsimple.com/2013/10/advanced-acorn-processing/

These are good cookies i loved them. I put peanut butter on the cookies but you could put it in them. I used a coarser flour for these ones and they seemed too gritty. I wanted to see how they tasted with a coarser flour. Grinding the flour so it is finer seems to give you more flavor. These come out with a slight chocolate like taste.

2 Cups Acorn flower – finely ground and sifted of any impurities for a smooth chocolate or more coarse for a nutty texture. Dry roast it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 until dark almost chocolate colored. I heated the flour I made the cookies in the pictures from for too long and they came out with a slight bitter taste. They taste better if you roast them a little lighter.

½ cup of honey or other sweetener.

½ cup of peanut butter.

2/3 cup of coconut oil, ghee, butter or another kind of fat. If you use the peanut butter in the cookie instead of on it then use a little less fat.

Just a dash of sea salt.
Combine sugar, milk and the fat source you have chosen in a pan along with the salt and if you choose to put the peanut butter in the cookie instead of on it then also put it in the pan. Cook on low heat until the moisture is gone then add the flour you roasted and stir. When mixed well use a tablespoon to drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Refrigerate , I hope you enjoy them.

 

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Acorn Coffee.

 

To make the coffee grind some nuts up in a coffee grinder then put on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven on 250 until they are brown for light coffee. For a stronger coffee roast them at 300. I do not know the timing because I go by sight. The coffee in the picture is a light coffee. It has a slight nutty flavor.

Very good DIY insect repellant.

 

I have read the research on this and it has been shown to work 10 times better then DEET.  When I spray it on no insects bother me. With biting insects carrying so many diseases and the CDC corruption causing Lyme to become epidemic it is a good idea to prevent illness by doing your best to avoid getting bit by any insects.

Make tea with catnip. About a table spoon per cup of water and a pinch of rose mary and cloves . To extent the amount of time it is effective add vanilla.

To make it for plants in the garden which I have used it for that also and it is very effective. Do the above mentioned things and then add the things below.

Smash a few cloves of garlic per gallon of water. Add a pinch of clove per cup of water. It doubles the time it is affective. Add ceyanne pepper. If you use the spray on your person you may want to leave the cayenne pepper out. If you have mold problems I found chelated copper works great. About 1 cap per 2 gallons of water worked great. Works great on people or in the garden. Mugwort also helps prevent mold on plants so you could add some tea made from mugwort to it.

Herbs that help with infection.

 

 

This is not medical advice , I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

This is a list of things that help with infection. I have literally seen hundreds of studies showing vaccines make pathogens more virulent. Knowing pathogens are going to become more deadly we need to learn how to protect ourselves. Almost all we were taught about germs is wrong. If you read my post on things science has wrong you will see that germ theory and terrain theory are wrong and have been proven to be wrong. Yet almost all modern day science is based on a theory that has repeatedly been proven wrong. This makes most modern day research to be flawed from the start. So we need to seek answers ourselves because if we do not we will not find them because modern science has headed the same direction it often times does in history. It has become corrupted by the greedy and power hungry. This results in the promotion of science that is very very flawed. If you also read my post on it is not your genes it is your gut you will also see flaws in other areas of science. I even discuss how the immune system really works.

I find Buhner’s list of herbs to be the most effective and safest of those I have seen listed.

http://buhnerhealinglyme.com/category/basics/

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/17/1716561115

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X13015946?via%3Dihub

https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-newsroom2/press-releases/93495-viruses-you-ve-heard-the-bad-here-s-the-good

Up to 80% of vaccines are suspected of being contaminated with mycospasma. If not treated in time it can lead to many forms of chronic illness.

https://www.prohealth.com/library/mycoplasmas-the-missing-link-in-fatiguing-illnesses-19773

Germ theory is wrong and has been proven wrong many times. So to heal we need to get the crazy ideas they endoctrinated everyone with out of our heads.

https://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/germ-vs-terrain-theory-adopt-healthy/

http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/05/louis_pasteur_vs_antoine_bchamp_and_the_germ_theory_of_disease_causation_1.html

If possible it is good to breast feed infants, it protects them from infection.

https://www.naturalnews.com/053203_human_breast_milk_drug-resistant_superbugs_antibiotics.html

I do not believe in kissing an infant on the lips. There are valid reasons for this and people get angry when I mention it but the babies depend on us to protect them. What if someone who kisses the baby on the lips has been recently vaccinated. There is a good chance they are carrying a mycoplasma because vaccine have been shown to be contaminated with mycoplasma. Also vaccines have been shown to cause more virulent diseases to form. Those could be transmitted to the infant thus endangering their life.

https://www.top10homeremedies.com/news-facts/why-never-let-anyone-kiss-baby-lips.html

Before treating an infection you should read my post on endotoxemia to avoid developing sepsis.

https://chronicillnessrecovery.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4059412/

Often times infections can be linked to a vitamin deficiency. For example respiratory infection has been shown in many studies to be linked to a vitamin D deficiency. Now days this could also indicate high mercury or high glyphosate levels because they interfere with our bodies ability to convert vitamin D. In those instances vitamin D3 may help. Do not take excessive amounts of vitamin D. Anything over 4000 IU can cause oxalates to form which are very harmful to the body. I have posted on that.

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29569355

Vitamin D deficiency puts us at a higher risk for getting TB.

https://www.e-epih.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.4178/epih.e2018035

Vitamin A deficiency dramatically increase our risk of infection and immune dysfunction. This is one vitamin we want to achieve homeostasis with though because excess amounts can lead to increased risk of cancer. It is best to try and get your vitamins from food sources when possible.

https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.21.1.167?rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=nutr

Vitamin A deficiency makes us more susceptible to measles.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/91/5/1014

Thiamine may help with HIV infection.

https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(12)01312-4/fulltext

Those with low thiamine levels have more neurological damage during infection and worse mental outcomes.

https://www.psychosomaticsjournal.com/article/S0033-3182(16)30059-7/fulltext

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crinm/2018/3901619/

Many nutrient deficiencies have been linked to increased infection especially vitamin B6.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/3/124

Low selenium levels may make us more susceptible to viral infection.

http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/7/1/333

https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/6/1/73/4558052

Low selenium status of a mother makes a baby more prone to infection the first six months of life, it also causes a lower neurological development rate.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/5/486

There are instances were minerals will feed microbes for example zinc feeds the pathogenicity of Salmonella.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28874447

I have posted on oxidative stress. Redox homeostasis is very important in preventing infection and the damage caused by infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25401329

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/11/2459

This is why it is important to get the nutrients needed to support the production of metallothionein.

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/10/2197

Cholesterol is needed by the immune system. If we are deficient it can result in immune dysfunction. Since cholesterol is and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory it stands to reason we would suffer ill health effects when deficient in cholesterol.

https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/96/12/927/1533176

Cholesterol is needed to produce the hormones we need to protect us from viral infections. This is why if we have issues that cause our production of thiols to be inhibited like high mercury, high glyphosate, high glufosinate or high oxalate levels we need to address them so the body can produce what we need to fight infection.

https://www.cell.com/immunity/fulltext/S1074-7613(17)30074-2?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1074761317300742%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/the-benefits-of-high-cholesterol/

http://www.ravnskov.nu/2015/12/30/the-benefits-of-high-cholesterol/

We need fats to fight infection. Our cells are made up of a lipid layer. If we do not get enough fat our cells become easier targets for infection.

http://iai.asm.org/content/83/2/514.full

https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v18/i7/627.htm

The types of fats are important. For example Omega 9 and Omega 3 help fight infection. Omega 6 does unless levels get too high. Many diets are too high in Omega 6 causing it to have to opposite effect. Omega 9 is found in the milk and fat from grass fed animals. Grain fed animals have much lower levels of Omega 9 fatty acids. This is also why we should address metabolic issues like pyphoria and pyrrole disorders which effect our bodies proper use of fats. I have posted on those. We also need to address sulfation issues which can lead to problems with our bodies proper use of fats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4831806/

Omega 3 is needed to fight infections.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923250817300621

Whether we take Omega 3 or not is determined by the type of infections. This does not mean we should avoid it but it means we should limit our intake with certain types of infections.

https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(16)30252-3/fulltext

For example Omega 3s are very effective against viral infections.

https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(13)00216-X

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090730313000455

Pretty good information on fatty acids.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/omega-3-6-9-overview#section1

One of the most potent was oregano. It really helped get my candida bact to commensal form. Not sure why but it gave me indigestion the first couple days. After that I was fine. It fights just about every type of pathogen even fungal.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-oregano-essential-oil.html

Wild oregano works the best.

http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20050530142700

Self Heal helps fight the herpes virus. It also is a helicase inhibitor so would probably help with other viruses also.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874104001333?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

Black Sativa is an amazing herb. It fights some bacteria and fungus, it also kill worms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/

List of plants that have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3439294/

Plants that help with MRSA infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27585260

Stinging nettles helps fight MRSA

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25395702

Stinging nettles also helps fight the dengue virus, mcyoplasm and many other infectious angents.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2163-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23342511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21738755

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18505856

Stinging nettles also fights HIV and the HIV like simian virus found in vaccinations.

http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/74/2/330.long

Dandelion also helps fight dengue virus.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29548293

Biacalein which is found in sculletaria, plantain herb, and fleabane also helps fight dengue virus.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-12-214

Querciten also helps fight the dengue virus and the flu.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22201648

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2246-1

Evening Primrose helped heal my gut. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

https://www.e-sciencecentral.org/articles/SC000007033

http://www.scielo.br/pdf/cagro/v32n2/12.pdf

http://ndnr.com/homeopathy/oenothera-biennis-a-modern-remedy-with-traditional-roots/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-evening-primrose.html

Boneset helps fight the cold and flu. I found it to be extremely effective. I only had to take it for three days. It also helps fight malaria. There is an alkaloid in it and I have not had a chance to research the health effects of the alkaloid so I only use it for about three days. I will not use it any longer then that until I have a chance to research the safety of the alkaloid that is in it. I took it at night because it made me feel like I had a fever and it made me sweat. I decided I would rather sleep through that. Has been shown to be very effective against the flu. Has been shown to be very effective against RNA viruses which are usually the super viruses produced by vaccines. It also fight malaria.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116302793?via%3Dihub

http://klemow.wilkes.edu/Eupatorium.html

http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/boneset-herb-health-benefits/

https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1016/j.homp.2006.06.003

http://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/boneset.html

Apple leaf has been shown to heal the gut. It kill most pathogens that can harm the gut. It also has many healing properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28097143

Hawthorne kills many pathogens that cause gut issues and also is high in mucilage so helps heal the gut.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/7/9/5361/htm

Wild Basil has antibacterial properties.

https://www.academia.edu/2177104/Antibacterial_Activity_of_Naturally_Occurring_Compounds_from_Selected_Plants

Lemon Balm surprised me. It is known for reducing pain but has very good antimicrobial properties even against viruses including herpes.

https://draxe.com/melissa-essential-oil/

http://herbal-medicine.imedpub.com/melissa-officinalis-extract-inhibits-herpessimplex-virusi-glycoprotein-b-interactionwith-heparin-sulfate.php?aid=9161

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711308001128?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115000702

White malberry helps with peridontal diseases. It also helps fight other infections by activating TH1 cytokines. So those who are TH1 dominant would want to avoid this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5897991/

https://foodandnutritionresearch.net/index.php/fnr/article/view/1289

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/1/4

Cleavers also known as bedstraw is very effective against MRSA

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27585260

Black mustard helps fight malaria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4608310/

Galinsoga help fight gut infections. Many bacteria produce urease which raises ammonia levels in the body. Galinsoga inhibits urease which would reduce ammonia levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24066513

Virginia Pepperweed is effective against malaria.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1210

Vitamin D is very effective at fighting infection. Some who have metabolic issues may have to take D3 if they aren’t converting vitamin D. Excess amounts of vitamin D can cause high oxalate levels. Most do not recommend over 4000 IU of vitamin D a day.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/study-vitamin-d-is-more-effective-than-flu-vaccine/

Kudzu has amazing healing properties and also helps fight viruses.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1607551X13001629

Fetid Goosefoot is also good at fighting protozoa infection.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1192

Paeonia root helps fight viruses.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0121629

Wormwood helps with many types of infections including malaria.

http://www.mrcindia.org/journal/issues/514286.pdf

Baking soda helps with murcormycosis infection.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2016/may/baking-soda-could-treat-rare-fungal-infection-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis-98341555.html

Coconut Oil helps fight infections including candida and Lyme. It contains monolauren.

https://draxe.com/caprylic-acid/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4738477/

Uva Ursi contain berberine which has been shown to very effective against many types of pathogens.

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi.html?cm_mmc=SocialSharing-_-Facebook-_-Links-_-/content/sigma-aldrich/global-home/global/en/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi

Lyme hides in the lymph nodes. Cleavers is good for getting rid of pathogens in the lymphs. Lyme has so many ways to evade the immune system that I will have to do a separate post on it.

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/lyme-disease-bacteria-take-cover-lymph-nodes-study-finds

Lyme and other infections can cause alkaline brain.

http://planetthrive.com/2010/12/the-alkaline-brain/

Some things that help fight Lyme.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4971593/

Lyme can cause mold illness. This is a good article on how to deal with it.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/the-root-causes-of-mold-problems-msh-sirt1-socs3-and-hypoxia/

Golden Rod helps fight gut infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979189/

Most species of violet are chemically similar. They have some antimicrobial properties and are very tasty.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4613244/

Japanese Honeysuckle has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497423/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/905063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923575/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4765429/

Cat’s Claw has been found to be effective against many types of pathogens.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496084/

Moringa helps with urinary tract infection it also has potent antiviral properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29175786

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2014/906843/

Our commensal bacteria protect us from urinary infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684288/

When things are out of balance some bacteria that protect us will become pathogenic. Science mistakenly list them as pathogens but when our bodies microbiome is balanced they are part of our immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988121/

This was a pleasant surprise. One of my favorite foods purslane fights infections.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/16375

Plantain herb helps with streptococcus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4341861/

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2003-41113

Mugwort fights many types of pathogens including mycoplasma.

https://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=rjmp.2015.234.240

Lactosucrose suppresses H1N1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4654070/

NAC inhibits the flu virus but I would take this in moderations. I have noticed when taken daily it seems to lose it’s benefits.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000629520900728X

Red Seaweed helps fight infection.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00421/full

Do it yourself elderberry cough syrupt.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Elderberry-Cough-Syrup-and-Tincture/

Red Gensing is a helicase inhibitor which prevents viruses from attaching to cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5052424/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jphp.12529

Pau D’Arco helped me a lot. It fights everything from parasites to mycospasma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585948/

http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Tabebuia_avellanedae

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2010000400004

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2018/9079527/

Vitamin C kills tuberculosis through the fenton reactions. Bad part about that the aluminum and mercury can shut down the fenton reaction and they are found in vaccinations. Glyphosate and glufosinate can also shut down the fenton reaction and they are found in most of our food suppley.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3698613/

Probiotics.

Our gut bacteria protect us from infection. The worst part of this glyphosate and glufosinate found in our food supply kill many of our beneficial gut bacteria. Antibiotics and heavy metals can also kill our gut bacteria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3337124/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4351195/

http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/6/e01817-14.short

https://journals.lww.com/shockjournal/fulltext/2011/07000/Commensal_Microflora_Contribute_to_Host_Defense.11.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083503/

http://www.jimmunol.org/content/184/12/6782

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5572226/

https://www.wjgnet.com/2150-5330/full/v8/i3/117.htm

Our microbiome even protect us from venereal disease and infection.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0107758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2662373/

Our gut bacteria protect our liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3840232/

Our gut bacteria protect us from food poisoning, unfortunately the BT Toxin in GMOs disable our gut bacterias ability to do this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198571/

Our commensal bacteria protect our lungs from infection.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/Supplement_2/S115.2

We have to remember our gut bacteria train our immune system.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-own-your-gut-bacteria-and-fix-leaky-gut-syndrome/

http://www.jimmunol.org/content/198/2/572

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-0921-4

We have to feed our gut bacteria.

https://www.newhope.com/ingredients/oligosaccharides-revealing-more-health-benefits

For each pathogen there is it’s commensal counter part which protects us from the pathogenic relative.

http://iai.asm.org/content/77/7/2876.full

Commensal H Pylori.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3895553/

We also have phages that protect us from illness but heavy metals, antibiotics, glyphosate and glufosinate destroy them. You can have them replaced but it is very expensive.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00566/full

Brewers yeast helps protect the good gut microbiota and kills many types of pathogens.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5354225/

There are many things that help restore autophagy like nobilene and fulvic acid. Autophagy is a very important part of the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079381/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359130/

I rarely don’t like drugs but Ebselem reduces oxidative stress and kills many types of pathogens including Lyme and mycoplasma.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030441651630068X?_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_origin=gateway&_docanchor=&md5=b8429449ccfc9c30159a5f9aeaa92ffb

Some things that help with biofilms. Many pathogens form biofilms especially those transmitted by ticks. This makes them drug resistant.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24377137

https://thescienceofnutrition.me/2015/03/13/natural-anti-biofilm-agents/

When sick we have a storm of cytokines that cause inflammation which can lead to sepsis so it is very important to reduce imflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606863/

It is very important to get the inflammation caused by infection and toxins under control because it effects iron homeostasis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108097/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2863531/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4132657/

https://myersdetox.com/transcript-162-rethinking-iron-supplementation-with-morley-robbins/

Coppers involvement in infecton.

http://www.biochemj.org/content/444/1/51

Inflammation can lead to autoimmunity.

http://www.sciwri.club/archives/4885

https://www.invivogen.com/review-type1-ifn-production

positive emotions helps fight infection.

https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Emotional_Style_and_Susceptibility_to_the_Common.25.aspx

Pathogens use our fat to thrive. Inhibiting phospholipase can help.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5790186/

Vitamin A inhibits the enzyme used by pathogens which should prevent them from being so pathogenic.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00914275

Some other Phospholipase inhibitors.

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00637158/document

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijb/2015/671562/

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2015/11/13/great-plains-announces-new-test-for-phospholipase-a2-pla2-1

Chinese holly protects the lungs from injury from infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5041076/

we have to address oxidative stress when fighting and infection I have posted on nitrosative and oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22582501

If the infection and inflammation are not addressed it can lead to gall bladder problems and gall stones.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2774219/

I posted on things science has wrong. I had noticed most things they call pathogens have beneficial effects in the body. Some help get rid of toxins, while others help modulate and keep the immune system balanced. Some pathogens even fights cancer. So I kept researching and found when an illness exist then it can harm the pathogen so it has to go into survival mode. When it does that is when it can harm the body. So we much correct the problem to get the said pathogen back to commensal form.

http://www.ener-chi.com/virus-myths-exposed-the-true-causes-of-pandemics/

Endothelins can be high during chronic illness. If they are high we should try reducing them.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/endothelins/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=The+Latest+From+SelfHacked&utm_campaign=Jan282018+Newsletter

Horsetail helped me a lot with my battle against Lyme but it doesn’t seem effective against many types of bacteria. I notice a lot of improvement in my health when I started using it. It helps fight viral and fungal infection. It is also effective against candida.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4920040/

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2016/03/WC500203421.pdf

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14756360802667688

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-89132017000100455

Plantain Herb fights gangrene and viral infection.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354202000074?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0753332217322746

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/286817/

Many plants used by native american has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054887

Antimicrobial plants used in India.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/265425/

Antimicrobials used in Pakistan.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-14-122

Golden Rod helps with colds and flu. It is high in betaine also known as tmg so can cause indigestion if taken in excess. It is not mentioned in this link but it stimulates bile production and reduces urinary tract infection. It can aid in digestion if you get that feeling like there is a brick in your gut after eating. It reduces inflammation and symptoms of allergies.

https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/goldenrod

https://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_goldenrod.htm

Joe Pye is good for renal infections, kidney stones and gall stones. I know many who used it with good results. There are many who claim it has akaloids that can be toxic but I have not seen the research so I would use it in moderation if you choose to use it.

https://healthyfocus.org/gravel-root-benefits/

http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/Gravel_Root/1907

http://thenatpath.com/williamson/herb-of-the-day-joe-pye-weed/

Herbs that help with Lyme.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27536352

http://www.tiredoflyme.com/teasel-root.html

Blue Berries help fight food born viruses.

http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4766&context=utk_graddiss

Wild cherry and chokecherry bark fight infection, cancer and heal the gut but can be toxic if over consumed.

https://theherbalacademy.com/wild-cherry-bark-monograph/

Opium lettuce is effective against gram positive bacteria and some gram negative.

https://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/CMR/article/viewFile/19073/19317

http://www.ijapbc.com/files/10-01-17/01.pdf

Wild Sarsparilla fights mycoplasma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26669092

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111009263?via%3Dihub

I could list hundreds of studies showing curcumine fights a variety of infections from mycoplasma to viruses. I believe the fact it chelates iron might contribute to it’s effectiveness. If taken for too long it can cause a person to develop anemia.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354216307483?via%3Dihub

http://www.jfcmonline.com/article.asp?issn=2230-8229;year=2009;volume=16;issue=2;spage=59;epage=65;aulast=Al-Zanbagi

Many spices are very good at fighting infection.

https://www.herbco.com/t-herbs-infection.aspx

http://ejbio.imedpub.com/antibacterial-effect-of-herbs-and-spices-extract-on-escherichia-coli.pdf

http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/antifungal-herbs.html

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/6/1283

Apple Cider vinegar is very good at killing a variety of pathogens including candida. It also has been shown to be as effective as aspirin against pain. Drinking it straight can damage the digestive system because it is very caustic. I mixed mine with water and a little honey.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18618-x

This is a pretty good list of herbs that fight Candida. But they mention tea tree oil which I would not consume. It can be toxic if consumed too much.

https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/natural-antifungal-supplements-candida/

Yarrow along with it’s pain killing and ability to make a person feel more positive has many antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232110/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317632510_Pharmacognosy_Phytochemistry_and_Pharmacological_Properties_of_Achillea_millefolium_L_A_Review

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2011/09/WC500115468.pdf

Those whith high acetylcholine levels should avoid calendula. It is a cholesterase inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28767066

Calendula and thyme protect from afloxin toxins from mold.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096837

Calendula also helps fight the common cold.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1965654

Ginger has been shown to have a broad range of antimicrobial and antiparacitic properties it is even effective against respiratory infection.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-64402015000200105&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112007404?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29114136

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401017300815?via%3Dihub

Hibiscus has strong antiviral properties.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jvms/78/9/78_16-0124/_article

Most plants in the sage family have antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. Red Sage seems to be the best.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X07004709

Colloidal silver is effective against many types of pathogens. You must make sure it is true or pure colloidal silver at least 98% colloidal silver. In some countries they are allowed to sell ionic silver as colloidal silver. As far as I know ionic silver is not toxic but it does cause what they call blue man syndrome. It takes very high does to occur but it is proof the body cannot remove ionic silver. It is very effective against MRSA.

https://draxe.com/colloidal-silver-benefits/

http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/SRE/article-full-text-pdf/78F186B13472

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740956/

http://beforeitsnews.com/v3/health/2012/2444096.html

Beta glucans modulate the immune system helping to normalize it. Many pathogens will cause an over active immune response which helps to stealth them from the immune system. This helps to enhance the immune response to a pathogen. I have posted on beta glucan if you want to learn more.

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/9/1906/htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322159/

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/bakers-yeast-betaglucan-decreases-episodes-of-common-childhood-illness-in-1-to-4-year-old-children-during-cold-season-in-china-2155-9600-1000519.php?aid=74171

Whey protein increases glutathione in those with HIV.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11168457

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5425915/

https://academic.oup.com/tropej/article/52/1/34/1643836

Lactoferrin protects from viral, fungal and bacteria infections. It is even effective against the Vibrio species.

https://www.jiac-j.com/article/S1341-321X(14)00286-4/fulltext

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02633/full

http://aac.asm.org/content/54/10/4335.long

Lactoferrin combined with the right probiotics helps restore normal bladder bacteria.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00404-018-4771-z

Egg whites help fight infections in the same way lactoferrin does.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

http://aac.asm.org/content/21/5/840.long

The body will hide iron from some pathogens because it feeds them. Many pathogens have overcome this ability. Lactoferrin has been shown to inhibit those pathogens ability to use iron.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676888/

Rooibos has antibacterial qualities. It really helps me if I get a cold or flu transmitted to me from someone who got vaccinated. Yeah I know they are supposed to be dead pathogens. Why does everyone around someone who has been vaccinated get ill including the vaccinated person? Rooibos also is a strong HIV inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24036515

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb1992/61/2/61_2_267/_article

Rooibos is effective against the flu.

http://naosite.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10069/37898/1/ISYK998_Rahmasari.pdf

Some herbs that help with liver flukes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26695200

Benefits of Black Sativa.

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational reasons only.

stock-photo-black-cumin-nigella-sativa-or-kalonji-seeds-in-spoon-on-wooden-background-selective-focus-toned-530678491

Health effects of nigella sativa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

Black Sativa fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758943/

Black Sativa helps with cardiovascular disease by stabilizing mast cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387229/

Black sativa improves thyroid health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112739/

Black Sativa helps with neurological disorders,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884225/

antimicrobial effects of black sativa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/

Black sativa reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587602/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884216/

Black sativa increases serotonin,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3951226/

Benefits of Beta Glucan

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

Make sure your sources of beta glucan is organic because if you have read my post on GMOs you would know they destroy our health and many sources of Beta Glucan are GMO if not organic. Grains and mushrooms are sources of beta glucan.

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/sources-betaglucan-9117.html

https://drericz.com/beta-glucan-sources/

https://oriveda.wordpress.com/beta-glucan-yeast-or-mushroom/

I do not agree with everything in this article but it is fairly accurate. It describes different fibers and their functions.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/different-types-of-fiber

 

Beta glucan fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2704234/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339609/

Health effect of beta glucans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302426/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618555/

Beta glucon helps rats with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5622776/

Yeast glucon strengthens the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4012169/

Beta glucan reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5341410/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587958/

Health effects of beta glucan

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217690

Cat’s Claw

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

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phytochemicals of cats claw and benefits

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618088/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

Cat’s claw fights pathogens and cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514001173?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3567083/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395261/

Cat’s claw helps with cystitis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496084/

Nutriceuticals for arthritis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3400101/

Cat’s claw helps prevent diabetes.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111004387?via%3Dihub

Protects from kidney injury

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0080-62342011000100027&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

DNA repair

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9ww9f65d

Anxiety and the gut.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection#.WMsgQMyqylA.facebook

Horsweed

 

Conyza Canadensis

Used to be known as Erigeron Canadensis. It has a somewhat hot taste like black pepper. I like the taste but I think it is better to use as a spice. Many use it in place of tarragon. I do not know what tarragon taste like so cannot comment on that. I used to grow it now I try and manage it. It does not take much for it to get away from you and overtake things. Some call it Horseweed, some call it mares tail. Is resistant to glyphosate so be careful where you forage it.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/horseweed.aspx

http://www.eattheweeds.com/conyza-canadensis-herb-fire-food-2/

It helps fight cancer and reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26846256

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21294076

Kills flukes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26695200

Phytochemicals, wow has some good ones.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23270230

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21954558

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpb/50/12/50_12_1558/_article

Has anti-inflammatory effects, possibly by upregulating heme oxygenase-1 expression.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4122705/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19521071

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3725873

Prevents blood clotting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172723

http://www.elis.sk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=625&category_id=28&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

Fights parasites and fungus.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612410

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23049473

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054146

Antibacterial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22623891

Seems it may help with adrenal fatigue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20121251

Reduces oxidative stress, and decreases CO2 generation in platelets.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16973495

Plantain Herb

 

 

Plantago Major and Plantago Lanceolata

Most call P. Major broad leaf plantain and P. Lanceolata narrow leaf plantain. The health benefits are similar but P. Major taste much better though I like the taste of both, I prefer P. Major. Or P Rugelii which looks similar to P. Major but it has a purple or red color at the bottom of the leaf stem. It is the mildest tasting of the three and has a somewhat sweet taste. This is another herb that is a power house when it comes to healing. It can help balance the immune system. Helps with inflammation and poor blood circulation. Kills many pathogens and has amazing healing abilities. It can kill gangrene so the phytochemicals are being researched in it. It also fights chronic illnesses even cancer. I have found it works fantastic for rashes especially poison ivy. To prevent a rash I will take Jewel Weed and use the juices because it is good at breaking up the urishiol. It doesn’t prevent the rash though but will reduce the effects of the urishiol in poison ivy or poison sumac. I then use the juice from plantain to prevent the a rash. It contains biacalein which is what give sculletaria it’s healing benefits.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/rugels-plantain.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/4638/plantain-herb-profile/

Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29710521

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28839362

Speeds up the healing of wounds and prevents infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29575942

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25244603

Protects the renal system from inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632849

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507272

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28335408

It also protects our bodies from oxidative stress which is the cause of chronic illness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27514764

The many benefits are listed in this study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878035/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028587

It contians biacalein and aucubin. This gives it many healing abilities along with the ability to fight pathogens. Biacalein has been shown to reverse some injury to the cardiovascular system and the lungs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26618515

Contains oligosaccharides (mucilage) which help balance gut bacteria and heal the gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28704184

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10399303

The seeds have the most mucilage and really helped heal my gut. The seeds are what most know as physillium.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27702546

Galinsoga

 

 

IMG_20180622_135147Galinsoga Parviflora

Galinsoga Parviflora is the one I am familiar with and the one I grow. There are many varieties and they have similar health effects. Galinsoga is one of my favorites when it comes to taste. It has a mild taste. It also has many benefits and is a natural ACE inhibitor. Has antioxidant abilities comparable to silymarin. Has antimicrobial abilities.

http://foragerchef.com/galinsoga/

http://www.eattheweeds.com/galinsoga-ciliata-quickweed-is-fast-food-2/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24066513

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26749807

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26092182

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22085305

Galinsoga I also and Alpha glucosidase inhibitor which would help with diabetes. It would also inhibit viruses like HIV and Hepatitis. Those with glycogen storage disorders would want to avoid eating Galinsoga.

Galinsoga is also a urease inhibitor which would prevent many types of infection and reduces urinary stone formation.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14756360802667688

It would also help with high blood pressure because it is an ace inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18598177

All those benefits and it is tasty to.

Arugula another super food.

 

 

arugulaEruca Sativa

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. This is for informational and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, know a plant before you use it.

I found out about this plant by accident. I strange weed started growing in my garden. I posted it in a plant ID group on Facebook and they identified it as Arugula. I tasted it and it had a pleasant taste. Not only that I have Lyme and was having a bad day, after eating it I felt better so decided to find out more about it. I eat it in salads and on pizza but I have heard that it taste good added to dishes you would add oregano to like spaghetti.

https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/arugula.html

https://draxe.com/arugula-salad/

It would help those who have myocarditis or thrombosis it prevents blood clotting. It is probably why it made me feel better because I have Lyme carditis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277002/

It helps with neurological issues and would help with autoimmunity because it restores function of IL-10 which Lyme and HIV inhibit.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928599/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25837274

Arugula helps prevent cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442471/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X11000657?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4065051/

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26745094&key=2015.16.18.8411

High in antioxidants so it improves skin barrier function.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.5138

It contains Isorhamnetin which is also found in onions and other spices. It is renoprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840710/

Phytochemicals

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf052756t

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17590871

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27816826

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369966

It chelates the bad iron from the body and reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5701420/

It inhibits urease which would help with gastric ulcers. It would also help lower ammonia levels in the body.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2156587214527452?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2675085/

Reduces Quinone which would help with sepsis, detox issues, a leaky blood brain barrier and hormone issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27523193

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312139/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5241708/

Would help protect from vaccine injury and other toxins. Protects the thyroid.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17207565

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3153205/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-017-8671-8

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320454&key=2015.16.14.5801

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28913779

It is high in Erucin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27087163

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/12829

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880209.2017.1280687

Reduces inflammation because it is high in isothiocyanites.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22453842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5037733/

Angelica

 

Angelica Archangelica

This is not medical advice it should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt do not use a plant if you are not certain of it’s safety or identification.

Angelica is related to carrots and celery so will taste similar. I have Angelica Archangelica and it has a mild celery like taste. Some species of Angelica can cause light sensitivity when eaten. A. Sylvestris is one of them. There are many toxic plants that look very similar so make certain you know this one before you even try to use it. Angelica has a husk like part close to where the stems meet. The one I am familiar with is Angelica Archangelica. It is the only one I have seen. It can get very tall, mine used to be then I cut it down. Every since I cut it down it has not recovered.

Identifying

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2011/angelica-enhances-alcohol-satisfies-sweet-tooth/

Each Angelica species has their own unique benefits. A. Archangelica has free radical scavenging properties, and strong antimicrobial properties and taste good to.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5620520/

https://supplementpolice.com/angelica-root-extract/

Reduces anxiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22960104

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23297567

Those with high acetycholine levels should not take it because it can slightly raise acetycholine levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21786787

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18069242

Leaves and stems are best for anxiety.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942901/

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15813373

http://iv.iiarjournals.org/content/19/1/191.long

Has hepatoprotective effects.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/69530

Prevents seizures

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003174/

Prevents skin aging.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/php.12595

Inhibits herpes and coxsackie

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28487231

If there is poison Hemlock nearby don’t use it . There are claims Angelica and Hemlock can hybridize.

Wild Sarsparilla

 

Aralia Nudicaulis

Please make certain you know a plant before using it. If in doubt don’t. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

I have eaten the leaves of wild sarsparilla they do not have much flavor. The roots I have made tea with and I do not think the tea tasted very good but it does have many health benefits. This is in the same family as Panax Gensing and has many of the same chemical properties which means it is adaptogenic.

http://foragenortheast.com/plants/s-t/sarsaparilla-wild/

It is in the same family as gensing so has many of the same properties.

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/wild_sarsaparilla.htm

Phytochemicals.

http://doctorschar.com/false-sarsaparilla-aralia-nudicaulis/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26669092

Fights cancer

http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/26/3A/2157.long

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17034664

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16827159

Fights mycoplasma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22234257

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4981992/

Golden Rod

Solidago Canadensis

Golden Rod has a peppery taste. I have eaten the root when young and it is tasty but not so tasty when it gets older. It has great detoxing and antibiotic properties. It helps reduce coughing. Most only eat the leaves and flowers. I do know it must kill tick born illness because when I first drank tea made from it I herxed very bad.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/goldenrod.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23041666

http://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/solidago-an-inflammation-modulator/

https://www.stlukes-stl.com/health-content/medicine/33/000251.htm

In low doses in increases reactive oxygen species and in high doses it lowers them.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23848059

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16451754

Phytochemicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22007910

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23600612

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11985846

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10190971

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1367338

Has antibacterial properties

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979189/

Inhibits cancer growth.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15519169

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3894524/

Smilax

Smilax

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t get to know a plant and it’s safety before using it.

There are many plants in the Smilax family in my area which is the eastern part of the United States. The ones I am familiar with are S. Ecirrhata, and S. Tamnoides. S. Tamnoides has briars on them that really hurt when jagged by them. We also have S. Glauca, S. Herbaceous, S. Rotundifolia, S. Pulverulenta, and S. Pseudochina in my area. I have eaten the leaves and like the taste. Many say the young shoots taste like asparagus. I have never eaten the roots but they are edible.

http://floridahillbilly.com/smilax-a-backyard-wild-edible/

http://www.eattheweeds.com/smilax-a-brier-and-thats-no-bull/

Most of them have the same phytochemicals that I am familiar with so they will be the ones I list studies on.

Has anti allergy properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26387391

fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4351248/

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/12/19890

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26607178

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25817687

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363603/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585559/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Helps with pelvic inflammatory disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23353177

Protects against myocardial hypertrophy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25926285

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23954280

Cardioprotective

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24953033

Has antimicrobial properties.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/5/5265

May have hepaprotective effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23681353

Contain Astilbin which is renal protective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644810

Contains steroidal saponins. Which has antifungal, and anti inflammatory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5507813/

Protects from lead poisoning.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20580805

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Contains taxifolin which has many health benefits. It is also known as dihydroquerciten. Too many benefits to list here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12016952

Fights herpes and other viruses

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf030837o

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X08005692?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16375860

Helps with gout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24140588

Wild Yam

 

 

Dioscoria Villosa

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes only. Please be careful make sure you know a plant before you use it.

Known as Wild Yam. I have tasted it, it is not to bad. The leaves and root contain estrogen like chemicals and have steroidal like properties. This one has been found to have many benefits for women. There are hundreds of varieties of Discoria and many of them have similar phytochemicals. The most common one found in North America is D Villosa. There is one from China that grows a bigger root. D Villosa is the one I grow. It contains diosgenin which is an estrogen like chemical.

https://draxe.com/wild-yam/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3935402/

Helps with menstruation and and female fertility.

http://natural-fertility-info.com/reproductive-system-support-for-women-with-wild-yam.html

Has steroidal type properties.

https://www.herbs2000.com/homeopathy/dioscorea.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5592723/

The leaves have antioxidants and do not taste that bad.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731440

Has steroid like properties which reduces pain and inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3734200/

Helps with breast cancer.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003986115301120?via%3Dihub

Helps with hyperglycemia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24607838

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4162539/

Not certain of this study haven’t seen others. Claims over consumption can cause kidney fibrosis.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508003748?via%3Dihub

Can inhibit bone loss.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3913014/

Here is a recent study showing diosgenin fights cancer, inflammation, increases thickness of skin, has antibiotic properties, helps with diabetes, helps with thrombosis (blood clotting), and is and anticoagulant. Has cardioprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5225340/

Prevents oxalates.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009279714002658?via%3Dihub

Curly Dock and Yellow Dock

 

Yellow dockRumex Crispus

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I have posted this for informational and educational purposes. Know your plants if in doubt don’t . Some parts of plants are edible while other parts can be lethal.

There are many species of yellow dock but the one most are familiar with is R. Obtusifolius. It has many benefits from detoxing, providing much needed nutrients especially minerals. The young shouts and leaves can be eaten but become high oxalate when they get older especially when the stems start turning red. Oxalates can cause severe damage in the body and even death. It is why I mainly use the root and only eat the stems once in a while when they are very young. Young first years roots taste good cooked in butter they have kind of a nutty flavor. When they get older they get tough and bitter. I use second year roots to make tea. So separate the seeds from the husk and use them to make flour. I have not been successful with that. I did see a video on Youtube were a young man used a food processor with a dough mixing blade on it to separate them and then put them on a tray an place a fan by them to blow the husk away and it seemed to work pretty well. The health benefits of the root is pretty astounding to me. There are other types of dock with similar benefits but in my area Yellow Dock is the most common. Most Docks have cross bread and share the similar benefits. R. Obtusifolius or very common and have cross bread so much you can barely tell them apart.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/yellow-dock.aspx

https://www.mommypotamus.com/yellow-dock-root-benefits-uses/

The leaves are so high in oxalates eating them can be fatal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2238449

The seeds have antifungal properties.

http://jjmicrobiol.com/en/articles/13733.html

It is a good source of antioxidants.

http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract/16950

Helps with just about every illness it is even good for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26384001

Since most Yellow Dock has cross bread with Curly Dock I am going to include studies on it.

Has renal protective effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5424563/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960894X13005404?via%3Dihub

Contains nepodin which helps with diabetes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24756979

Nepodin malaria

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12272-013-0055-0

Protects DNA and fights cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3506869/

The fruit protects from oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20623623

The root prevents bone loss so would help with osteoporosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657118/

Yarrow

 

 

 

Achillea Millefolium

This is for educational and informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t. If you do not know a plant well do not use it.

I do not like the taste of Yarrow but I do know eating it has had noticeable effects. I noticed I had increased energy levels. There are sites that claim it lowers blood pressure but my friends who had hypertension experienced a rise in their blood pressure when they used Yarrow. Has has been used for many illnesses even hemorrhoids. There are claims that when applied to wounds it stops bleeding. There are many species of Achillea but I am fimiliar with A. Millefolium. The others  chemical makeup is very similar.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/common-yarrow.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/7106/yarrow-herb-profile/

It’s effects on cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29883784

Speeds up healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731432

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610620/

Contains Achillolide A which prevents amyloid plaque build up and would help with Alzheimer. Achillolide A has many benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960475/

Achillolide A reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296602862_Achillolide_A_Protects_Astrocytes_against_Oxidative_Stress_by_Reducing_Intracellular_Reactive_Oxygen_Species_and_Interfering_with_Cell_Signaling

Yarrow helps with diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031783

Reduces anxiety

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111008567?via%3Dihub

They claim it reduces blood pressure through it’s diuretic properties but I have seen it increase peoples blood pressure. One thing I did notice the ones it increased blood pressure in did not drink adequate amount of water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23791807

Improves cognitive abilities, prevents strokes, reduces oxidative stress, reduces symptoms of MS, and helps with neurodegenerative disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569446/

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15688780

http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/2_2011/203.pdf

has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590066/

Only way to describe this is it enhances the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27083352

Reduces pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26238568

Appears to kill pain without no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5686861/

Can cause problems in those with high glutathione levels. This study is viewed as negative but it appears by their results it reduce quinone and would help with interstitial cystitis. If I had time I would get into more detail and explain why.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25870009

Helps with diabetes by protecting pancreatic cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293613/

Reduces oxalates so would help with high oxalate levels and stone formation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4290053/

It is effective against the New Castle Disease Virus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138681/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12860311

Is neuroprotective, protects the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071708/

Has antispasmodic effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847392/

Inhibits histamine H1 receptors and muscarinic receptor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3831720/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3608287/

This is what I notice in the other study and why I said it would help with interstitial cystitis. It has NO scavenging abilities. The also would help with kidney disease were people have excessive bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22976260

How it helps with acid reflux or gastric irritation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151891

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420892

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19093480

How it helps with asthma and hypertension

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20857434

Is a calcium channel blocker. This would help with things like high blood pressure, and other circulatory disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16619341

Yarrow stimulates bile production so would help with constipation and gall bladder issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303291

Velvet Leaf Plant

Abutilon Theophrasti

This is not medical advice I am posting this for information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t make certain of a plant before you use it.

I have eaten the seeds but no other parts. This plant is new to me. I know it is Roundup ready because I have seen it in field that had been sprayed by Glyphosate containing products so be careful where you forage it. They can overtake a crop and can reduce production. The fiber is used to make rope. I have seen sites that claimed the seeds can remain viable in the soil for many many years. So when I forage them for the seeds I pull the whole plant out because I get them from a friend who grows his crops organically and uses no harmful chemicals.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/velvet-leaf-fiber-and-food/

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/abutilon/theophrasti/

The leaves have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves also reduce hydroxy radicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872602/

http://www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2017/3/881.pdf

Contain Hibiscuslide C which is antifungal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816874

The flowers are high in flavoniods.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16161355

Sumac, no it is not poisonous.

Rhus Typhina

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If you are not certain don’t, do not use a plant if you do not know it. Make certain of thing you plan on eating or using.

No it is not poisonous. It is very tasty it taste like lemon aid but does not have the bitter after taste. It has many health benefits. The poison sumac is not in the same family. There are many in the Rhus family which is the sumac family. The one I will be talking about is Rhus Typhina which is known as Staghorn Sumac. There are a few other species in my area but Staghorn Sumac has the lowest oxalate levels. The sumac berry of all species is very high in nutrients. It grows very quickly and spreads through the roots or seeds so be careful where you plant it. Since the nutrient content of most of the rhus are the same I will list studies for a variety from the rhus family and it would most likely apply to R. Typhina.

http://www.valuefood.info/61/health-benefits-of-sumac/

Many cultures have used Sumac berries in their cooking and there are many recipes on the internet on using them in your cooking.

https://www.easylebaneserecipes.com/sumac-health-benefits-in-your-food/

Phytochemicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850248

Helps prevent Parkinson’s Disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28419945

Helps break up biofilms.

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/mmr/16/1/949

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4758048/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4532997/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5599689/

High in gallic acid which protects our DNA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19022266

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731335/

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232791/

Lowers oxLDL levels

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4269531/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29425477

Stimulates PON1 which helps with detoxing and diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274568/

Neuroprotective

http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/6/2/48

Scavenges reactive oxygen species. Reduces oxidative stress. Which would relax the blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0029-1185797

Shepherd’s Purse

 

 

Capsella Bursa-Pastoris

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such this is for informationalshepherds purse2.jpg and education purposes. Please make sure you know your plants if in doubt don’t.

I love the taste of shepherd’s purse. It is high in sulfates and I had issues with high sulfite leveles but for some reason it did not bother me like other foods that are high in sulfur.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/shepherds-purse.aspx

https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/shepherds-purse/

Reduces menstrual bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29641247

Reduces inflammation

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/6/1023

Has been found to help with urinary problems.

https://www.florahealth.com/us/articles/shepherds-purse/

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/self-heal.aspx

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25331476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5865815/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27586473

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/34/5/2445

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29378470

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X1750029X?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Protects cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001065

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26376910

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27768926

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25278372

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471066/

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27566209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996013

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/FO/C4FO01039F#!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778707

Helps with leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635162/

Helps with fatty liver.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0035-1558112

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25088993

https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/ursolic-acid

Phytochemistry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25078822

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206729/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498022

Anti inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3856017/

Prevents heart disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789443/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4133916/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782109/

Great for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23477155

Helps with ADD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348874

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269750/pdf/ijms-13-01258.pdf

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/3/31_3_531/_article

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21971692

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363608/

Inhibits HIV infection

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096947/

Inhibits virus replication

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17475343

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-951719

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17609508

Skullcap

Scutellaria

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such , I am posting this for information and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t please know your plants before using them.

There are many plants that are poisonous that get mistaken for Scutellaria and are sometimes contaminants in supplements containing Skullcap. Two of the most common that can be mistaken for Skullcap that are poisonous are Downy Skullcap (scutellaria icana) and Germander which is in the Teucrium family.

The ones with the most health benefits in the order of effectiveness are Sculletaria Racemosa, Sculletaria Biacalensis, and the one with the best sedative effects is Sculletaria Lateriflore.

They contain biacalein which I have seen miss spelled as biacalin in some studies. It has amazing healing abilities. S Racemosa has the highest levels of biacelain. It has been shown to be very effective against cancer with little side effects. One of the problems I had with Skullcap was that it healed my nerves and improved my blood circulations so fast that all heck broke loose. The best way I can describe it is when you sleep on your arm and it goes to sleep. As the blood flow returns you experience muscle spasms and major tingling. That happened to me for about three days when I started taking it and then I started to feel much much better. I was surprised at how fast it was healing me. I used Sculletaria Racemosa.

https://draxe.com/skullcap/

http://www.herbslist.net/skullcap.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678518/

Biacalein has been shown to be effective against liver fibrosis and correct metabolic disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678518/

Skullcap helps with asthma and COPD.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5971322/

It has antibacterial and anti inflammatory effects which helps prevent periodontal disease.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/92853

Effective against various types of cancer.

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/mmr.2018.9036

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5929448/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29797601

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5688794/

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X18500027?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

This would also help interstitial cystitis because this is something cancer patients and those with interstitial cystitis have in common.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29697746

Reduces artherosclerosis by reducing oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29793330

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29495284

Reduces inflammation and the way it does it would be very beneficial for those with interstitial cystitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29331857

Reduces hypertension

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X18500404?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5543745/

Improves chances of having a successful pregnancy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5963314/

Helps with autoimmune disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29656117

Protects the brain and nerves and stimulates healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758355/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21718777

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/41/4/41_b17-00768/_article

Helps with NAFLD, fatty liver disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29542003

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29158052

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031535

Helps fight the flu.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5869510/

http://www.elis.sk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5567&category_id=145&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

Prevents heart failure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783530/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29047162

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/mmr/16/6/9251

Reduces bone inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29253124

Helps heal leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707656/

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028535

The list goes on and on as to the benefits of Skullcap.

Purslane a super food.

 

 

Portulaca Oleracea

Purslane is a super food it has almost all the nutrients the body needs including fats needed by the body. It is slightly tangy in the morning but after the sun has hit it the tangyness goes away and it has a nutty flavor when cooked. I love it raw in salads and it is great in stir fries. It is very high in mucilage so can be used to thicken soups. It is an unusual plant because when broken off the detach branch can form seeds. It is one of my favorites and I grow it in big quantities because of the many uses it has.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/purslane.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/purslane.html

It has many health benefits, it is anti ulcerative, fights cancer, reduces oxidative stress, helps with diabetes, fights cancer, and reduces inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321094/

It stimulates insulin secretion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5974063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29514130

It enhances glucose uptake.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29341802

Fights inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29685654

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27396870

Is hepaprotective.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/160877/article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749558/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4399094/

Helps with colitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29579933

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4891426/

Enhances cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28363525

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19879120

Reduces lung inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641415/

Contains Alpha Linolenic Acid and Omega 3 fatty acids.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28732439

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934766/

Fights cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28714363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27911090

Helps with asthma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316266/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4376287/

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5126344/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27731637

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0001-37652016005010109&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Hmmm same thing that is used in vaccines is used to damage the brains of rats. Well Purslane helps with that also.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26563420

Reduces blood pressure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26854844

antimicrobial.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/16375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26904730

Inhibits hepatitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25871297

Helps with osteoporosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4501198/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/38/1/38_b14-00567/_article

Reduces oxLDL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25442258

Fights fatigue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25296504

The list of benefits goes on and on. It is one amazing plant.

Knotgrass

Polygonum Aviculare

This is not medical advice it is for information and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, please make sure you know your plants before using them.

Also known as knotgrass. Usually used to make tea. In Japan it is used in soups and crushed and used in many other dishes. It has oxy radical scavenging abilities.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/knotgrass.aspx

https://medievaldigger.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/spring-is-coming-and-so-is-the-knotgrass-an-herbal-wound-cleanser/

It can scavenge peroxynitrate which cause a lot of damage in the body especially to the bladder and blood brain barrier. It reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24270289

https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0716-97602006000200010&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Prevents artherosclerosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24370878

Slows aging because it is high in Juglanin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24638927

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24519811

Helps with asthma and COPD.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814568/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881803/

High in Juglanin which inhibits cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706842/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27899257

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29136779

Juglanin is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27261609

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21783944

Promotes healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26929003

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730555/

Reduces fibrosis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10706393

Wild Violet

Viola

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. It is for information and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t make sure you know your plant before you use them.

Their are many species of wild violet but their nutrients and phytochemistry is pretty much the same.

Viola Biflora, Viola Canina, Viola, V. Labradorica, V. Odorata, V. Rostrata, and V. Sororia are the ones I am familiar with. They all taste the same to me. I love them it is one of my favorite wild edibles. I could eat wild violets daily. They have similar nutrients as dandelion only higher levels of them.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/wild-violet.aspx

https://thesurvivalmom.com/enjoy-wild-violets/

The viola species have hepaprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5217637/

They reduce inflammation and an over active immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918579/

Reduces coughing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25954025

Phytochemicals that are good for the heart and oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23035206

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967839/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26751970

Is nueroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27516984

Anti inflammatory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17983197

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4163403/

Fight bacterial infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20558471

Reduces histamines

http://www.thepab.org/files/2017/March-2017/PAB-MS-160199.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113005941

Is high in mucilage which heals the gut. It is so high that when I make tinctures they come out like a gel.

https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/v-z/viola-tricolor/

Ironweed, Veronia species of flowers.

 

 

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor. This is not medical advice this is for educational and informational purposes. If you are ill please seek the help of a knowledgeable naturopath or other professional.

Veronia Noveboracensis known as New York Ironweed is the one I am familiar with. Most of the Veronia species contain Vernolid A which has been shown to inhibit cancer. V Noveboracensis does not contain as much as the others. This is the only species I have seen in person.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21256125

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22176676

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21649480

Veronia Amygdalina and V. Cinerea were the most potent of the Veronia species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23395623

V Amygdalina reduces oxidative stress and helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4295350/

V Cinerea can help with nicotine addiction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25857233

V Amygdalina can reduce oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26196573

V amydalina is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25553678

Have not seen toxicity studies on the other Veronia species but V. Cinerea shows no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645763

Prickly Lettuce also known as opium lettuce.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Prickly Lettuce also Known as Opium Lettuce.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. It is for information and educational purposes. Know your plants before using them. If in doubt don’t.

Lactuca Virosa is in the lettuce family it is wild lettuce. It contains the highest amounts of Luctucarium a pain killer that has sedative effects. It is chemically similar to opium but is non addictive. Luctucarium is the white milky substance you see when you peel a leaf from a head of lettuce. Domesticated lettuce seeds are also high in it. Prickly Lettuce has a bitter taste but I kind of like the taste. It has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties.

It is very good for killing pain. It works through the opioid receptors but is not addictive. Lactucins is the ingredient that has the pain killing effects. It is also a sedative so it should not be used when driving or working. When I was researching this I was surpised that chicory also contains lactucin.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17152761/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16621374/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34204287/

Lactones like lactucin helps to reduce inflammation.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34208907/

Prickly lettuce also stimulates healing in the brain and is neuroprotective.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874116324631?via%3Dihub

It has been used to treat Hooping cough.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2129023/

Many call it health lettuce now. It is very high in minerals and vitamins A and K.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106001280?via%3Dihub

There have been incidences of overdosing but none fatal that I am aware of.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031874/

Has been shown to fight malaria.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887410400337X?via%3Dihub

Information on preparation and usage.

http://entheology.com/plants/lactuca-virosa-wild-lettuce-opium/

There are a variety of wild lettuce and most are not as potent as L. Virosa.

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2013/let-us-appreciate-wild-lettuce/

It also contains vitamin A.

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/_Wild_Lettuce_10294.php

https://eattheplanet.org/wild-lettuce-tasty-greens-and-valued-herbal-remedies/

Lobelia also known as indian tabacco.

Lobelia Inflata

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t please know your plants before using them. Helps those with breathing issues.

Has been used to break nicotine addiction. Has an alkaloid similar to nicotine but non addictive. Has been shown to reduce nicotine withdrawal. Can cause overdose similar to nicotine overdose so has to be used with causion. Most of the lobelia have the same phytochemicals but Lobelia Inflata is the most potent and the one I am most familiar with. I cannot identify the others.

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/lung-cleansing-benefits-of-lobelia/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-lobelia.html

Nicotine like alkaloid.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26259655

Can reduce the cancers resistance to apoptosis.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711307003066?via%3Dihub

Can help with depression.

https://jpharmsci.org/article/S0022-3549(15)48894-X/pdf

Has sedative properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8103103

Stimulates the VMAT2 receptor also known as the God receptor because it activate when we participate in spiritual things. Vaccines can damage and inhibit the VMAT receptor which can cause psychosis and bipolarism. It also helps break the abuse when addicted to psychtropic drugs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3725992/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24484975

Some of the chemicals in lobelia are Sigma1 agonist so would help with methamphetamine addiction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157915/

When used in moderation it is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5416629/

Helps with asthma and bronchitis but has many side effects if over used.

https://www.stlukes-stl.com/health-content/medicine/33/000264.htm

Lemon Balm

Melissa Officinalis

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If in doubt don’t if you do not know a plant do not use it.

Lemon Balm is good for soothing the stomach and for relaxing. It has also been shown to be good for making a balm for herpes chancres. Improves blood sugar levels, also helps with getting restful sleep. Has been shown to protect the brain cells.

https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/12-things-to-do-with-lemon-balm/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/9-benefits-of-lemon-balm/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230760/

Helps fight viruses even herpes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817544

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613005/

Safe to consume in large quantities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4433273/

Is good at treating and preventing oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871149/

It helps with ventricular arrhythmia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5586902/

Has been shown to help with heart palpitations.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115000781?via%3Dihub

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20201279

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26075899

The flavonoids found in Lemon Balm along with other herbs have antidepressant properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5829422/

Fights cancer

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320439&key=2015.16.14.5703

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26495650

Reduces premenstrual symptoms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557408/

Improves cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1738567/

Has been shown to reduce histamines.

http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1342&context=ebl