Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Thanks for the link. I do already make some tinctures, teas etc. In this case I was referring to your infusion recommendation.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:
dawn shears wrote: For liver protection and nourishment looks like you have that covered with the yellow dock and dandelion. I'd zing that up and make infusions (1 cup dried herb to 2 quarts of boiling water...steep 6 hours) and have him drink that freely.
We are about 6 weeks away from surgery.
Dandies are just big enough to start harvesting greens. But not so big as to be worth drying... I think fresh is how I'll need to use them. Lots of dock to dry though.
I've seen recommendations of using from two to three times the volume of fresh herbs to equal dry amounts. What say you?
Thank you wise Permies, for the great comments here. Please keep them coming. We need him to get back to work as soon as possible after surgery. Whole and healthy, ready for physical labor.
N Thomas wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm looking to avoid feeding my family GMO apples, potatoes, tomatoes, & sweet potatoes (if there are GMO varieties of the latter on the market). I've visited the FDA, EPA, & USDA websites. They list the names & manufacturers of the various GMO foods. However, they provide neither scientific names nor pictures of the foods. So, when I go to the grocery store I can't tell whether a given potato, etc. is GMO or not.. Does anyone know where or how I might find pictures of the GMOs so I can avoid them when shopping?
Pound for pound, conventionally grown potatoes contain the heaviest pesticide loads, overall of any fruit or vegetable. “According to the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program, 37 different pesticides have been found on conventional potatoes: 7 carcinogens, 12 hormone disruptors, 9 neurotoxins, 6 reproductive toxins.”
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:My Honey has to undergo surgery for shoulder spur and related damage. Reattachment of tendons is neccesary. I'm looking for herbs that will help his recovery.
I have plantian, yellow dock, dandelion, comfrey and mullien easily obtainable. Any recipies for healing? If comfrey is taken internally, what herbs will defend the liver from damage?
How much bone broth for medicinal use?
Thank you, Joy
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:
Astringent, Cell Proliferant, Demulcent
The book describes a study that showed liver damage in rats. Hence the many cautions on using it orally. A few places suggest if using orally to include a liver support supplement as well. Use caution!