Rebecca Dane wrote:
My sister in Ocala Florida had Devils Claw growing wild in her yard. She gave me a couple of the seeds for decorative value. They look like some sort of wierd devilish insect. Interesting to know this plant is medicinal and is good for aches and pains. I am going to take one of teh seeds and try to grow it next spring.
chickenbone watt wrote:anything that can clean up a cut is gold for a klutz like me.
Ludi Ludi wrote:
There are several plants called "Devil's Claw" which may or may not be the herb mentioned above. We have a native Devi's Claw here in TX but it is not as far as I can tell the same as the one mentioned before in the thread.
Latin names are vital when using herbs. Common names vary from region to region and often several very different plants will share the same common name.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:I mostly agree that herbs are safer, but IMHO that is because (with some exceptions like tobacco) the attitude that leads one to use herbs is more realistic and healthy than the attitude that leads one to use drugs.
I might say: advertising kills quite a few people, and it seems to have more opportunities to do so via synthetic drugs than via herbs.
chickenbone watt wrote:
If it can help get rid of sinus infections I need to know it
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
I mostly agree that herbs are safer, but IMHO that is because (with some exceptions like tobacco) the attitude that leads one to use herbs is more realistic and healthy than the attitude that leads one to use drugs.
Pouletic wrote:I guess the question is what is meant by "safer"...where i grew up, herbal and other alternative medicine MLM (multilevel marketing) companies are a dime a dozen and represent some of the most powerful economic entitities. These are grassroots commercial interests that have a huge agenda to convince people that modern medicine is the enemy to more completely serve their own fiscal interests.
Pouletic wrote:Are herbs less potent than isolated and dosed pharmaceuticals?
Peppers tend to be good sources of magnesium, responsible for over 300 processes in the human body, magnesium deficiency and heart/blood/circulatory issues are very connected. Magnesium is one of the first minerals that gets removed from the soil when irresponsible farming methods are used, its hard to care about the soil every piece of your food came from but in lieu a magnesium supplement can help restore deficiency. You can find lotion/bath crystals/magnesium rich foods like leafy greens, cayenne pepper. I have read (but never done this myself) that cayenne pepper can stop a heart attack, mostly in part of the high magnesium content. I wouldn't be surprised if bone broth was a good source but not positive.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I have to admit I have not been all that successful medicating with herbs. I have high blood pressure and take medication for that, and I have bipolar depression and take an anti-depressant for that. I have tried diet and herbs for both conditions with very little success.