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From what I understand there are two types of glues used for the labels-water soluble and oil soluble. Water ones are easy -just soak. But moist need oil, any oil or fat. I use bacon fat - put some on and leave it for a while. Then scrub with paper towel with more fat, and some powder -like borax and baking soda. I feel, that powder helps to take it off easier, but it works with just oil as well. It can take 5-10minutes, so I gather a few, and then scrub them as I watch youtube videos about homesteading.
1 month ago
Lovely breakfast. Beautiful and delicious and healthy.
3 months ago
Cucumbers in salad or by themselves, and sometimes as pickles. We eat them daily.
3 months ago
If you are talking about cyanide form found in foods, processed cassava flour doesn't have it. But that form is actually beneficial for us. It is in a form, that need to be activated by certain enzymes, which are made in significant amounts just by cancerous cell, and not by normal. I take about ten apricot kernel seeds a day (5 in the morning and 5 at night) to prevent cancer. And it lowers blood pressure for people who have to high. I happen to have low anyway, but in such a small amount it doesn't affect me in a bad way.  Here is the list of high and low amounts of it in foods
http://www.vitaminb17.org/foods.htm
If you are interested in the topic read more about it in books such as Laetrile Case Histories; The Richardson Cancer Clinic Experience by John Richardson, World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 by Edward Griffin, Alive and Well: One Doctor's Experience With Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients by Philip Binzel
3 months ago
My favorites at the moment are cucumbers, red beets, lettuce, tomatoes, sunflower microgreens, chayote leaves, and cabbage in the form of sauerkraut. But I also juice carrots, radish and raw potatoes. And not sure, if it counts as they are dried -alfalfa, moringa, and other green powders. I better go make a salad t celebrate vegetable day!
3 months ago
I wonder, how did it go. I would also use remedies myself, because it is likely, that you both were exposed to similar environment, and since she is nursing, it might come through your milk as well. But herbs/supplements also will come through and it is a good thing. Here is what I found:
Estrogen excess
Juicing and eating carrots help to reduce excess estrogen in the body.
Wild yam, Milk thistle, maca, vitex,
Resveratrol
DIM supplement
omega 3s
zinc, magnesium, selenium
B group vitamins
vit e
Take limonene -found in oils of citrus fruit and tomatoes.  Easy way to get it -use a quarter of lemon with a skin in a smoothie.
Eating foods low in fiber can also influence estrogen levels. Fiber helps the body excrete excess estrogen in the bowel. During constipation, stools remain in the bowels for longer resulting in estrogen reabsorption. Fiber also helps keep blood sugar levels balanced which is critical for optimal hormone balance. So eat lots of fiber.
Use liver support herbs such as bitters, because healthy liver can detox excess estrogen much better.
Avoid plastics, nonstick cookware, pesticides and nonorganic produce, that contains them, soy. Also, do not take receipts, unless needed as they contain BPA.
3 months ago
I personally used my own made chanca piedra tincture several times a day 2-3 dropers each time. Drank queen myrtle leaf, chamomile, chayote leaf, and peppermint teas -few cups a day. Ate cucumbers, parsley, and red beets (either cooked or raw in juice) daily. now I am juicing again, and juice black radish. I juice it separately as it ruins other juice taste, LOL. I dilute it with lots of water. Then I eat a teaspoon of alfalfa powder a day, and a teaspoon or so of Dr. Christopher formula for gallbladder -I made mixture myself to save money. And flaxseed tea. I also try to eat a few chayote leaves from my garden daily. I decided to do it full force as in my case pancreatic duct was blocked (pain mostly in the leftt, and my stool was colorless. Now it is back to normal color. Severe pain was gone pretty soon, but I still had cramping for a few days, and saw stones leaving. However, it is safe to assume, that I have plenty of them left in my liver if not in gallbladder, which means I have to continue at least with some of it. Today is a week since the attack.
3 months ago
I got a stone stuck in my duct recently, but was able to calm it down, and in process added a lot to my gallstones herbal file. In case someone will need it also, here it is:

Gallstones
Acute pancreatitis may be the first sign of gallstones. Gallstones can block the pancreatic duct, which can cause acute pancreatitis. Person with it feels pain under the left ribcage instead of the right, and can have fever. Usual gallbladder attack symptoms can be present as well - yellow or clay color stools (especially, if ducts are blocked by the stones), diarrhea, belching and burping, gas, nausea, vomiting. If it gets severe, medical help might be needed as it can damage other organs as well. Pancreatic enzymes might be useful in healing.
Gallbladder stones form usually from cholesterol (not the dietary one), when there is not enough bile to break up the fats. Low bile amount or low flow can have many causes such as high insulin, high estrogen, high cortisol, prolonged low fat diet, fasting, pregnancy (especially multiple pregnancies), some infections, lack of sleep, constipation (however low bile can cause constipation itself, so it becomes a loop). Fats, especially saturated fats stimulate bile flow. Bile salts might be big help until your gallbladder starts making enough again.
Basically, there are several actions, that help tp expel the stones - something to soften them -usually acid such as malic acid in ACV and apple juice, something to relax the ducts such as high quality magnesium or cramp bark tincture, and some fat to stimulate the gallbladder contractions such as olive oil, butter, etc. Possibly also something to lubricate the ducts such as fax tea, chia seeds, slippery elm bark, or marshmallow root. Last one is interesting one since we are not sure, that herbs from digestive tract can move into ducts, but it works somehow as many people said their pain relaxed very soon after taking flaxseed tea.
Chanca Piedra (Phylanthus niruri) is a very powerful herb, just keep in mind, that in large doses it can produce heat, so you might be warm. Take as capsule (powder), tea, or tincture. Tincture seem to be the most powerful form for gallbladder stones, tea-for kidneystones. Drink minimum 3 cups a day or take minimum 3 capsules, or 3 droperfuls of tincture in 3 times. However if you are in an active attack, you might want to take more often -every hour or two for a while until pain/other symptoms subside, then reduce to 3 times a day. Keep at 2-3 times  for months, because liver can keep dumping stones into gallbladder. Also, if reason you made them in the first place is still there, your body will be making more. I feel it is best to change herbs every few months, if you use them for a long time.
Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)- whole plant is used. Also great for migraines and dissolves stones.
Gentian root tincture helps to resolve gallbladder infection. Very bitter. Put 8-10 drops in small amount of water and drink it before each meal.
"Mix cinnamon-cloves-ginger powders in an apple juice glass. The mix was pretty nasty tasting, afterward I only felt minor "gurgling" on right flank.... Nothing painful or extraordinary. The next day I had a pretty serious case of diarrhea and released about 100 m&m sized green pellets. I couldn't believe it.
One person said, that in middle eastern countires they eat 50 grams of dried figs a day for 2 months to eliminate gallstones.
Drink at least 2 litres of juice daily, combination of unpasteurized fresh apple juice, lemon juice, tamarind juice, and carrot juice. mix in a tablspoon of ACV for stronger effect.
Serrapeptase enzyme helped some.
Hydrangea root capsules. People have taken different amounts -some 2 capsules 3 times a day, some 4 times a day. For prevention usually 2 capsules a day. Also works for kidney stones very well, even large ones. One person had 10mm kidney stone and after taking hydrangea, he passed it into two pieces 4 and 6 mm, which fit together. Scan confirmed it was gone. There are many types of Hydrangea although only two, Hydrangea arborescens ( Native to the Eastern U.S) & Hydrangea strigosa ( Native to China) are commonly used medicinally. Leaves are toxic, so use just roots.
Gravel root tea
Taking a teaspoon of granulated lecithin at mealtimes is also highly beneficial for the liver and for gallstone removal and prevention.
Parsley tea-take 1 pint a day. Pour a quart of boiling water over a cup of firmly packed fresh parsley (roots and leaves can be used) and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain and then refrigerate.  Dr. Chirstopher said, that taken daily it will disolve stones anywhere in the body. 
Other herbs he used for gallstones are dandelion, golden seal, mistletoe, yellow dock, oak, parsley, and wild yam. Dr. Christopher's liver/gallblader formula 1/3 Cup of tea or 2 capsules, 15 to 20 minutes before a meal- Barberry, Wild yam, Cramp bark, Fennel seed, Ginger, Catnip, Peppermint. Person who needed a liver transplant, took 6 capsules 3 times a day and half gallon of fresh carrot juice and soon was removed from transplant waiting list as his markers improved a lot.
Take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1-2 times a day.
Frankincense essential oil is used topically for gallbladder pain. One or two drops can be massaged into the skin over the gallbladder area several times a day
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During attack drink 1/4 cup of ACV, diluted in several cups of water or apple juice. Do not gulp it down in one sitting - take time. Many people report pain retreating from this. Drink 1 teaspoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon kemon juice in a glass of water every morning to prevent other attacks.
Take half teaspoon or two capsules of alfalfa. For some it stops pain in 10 minutes. You might want to take it with every meal later too for prevention.
Some take 2 capsules of activated charcoal every 2 hours until pain is gone. Also drink some peppermint tea to relax the ducts.
The homeopathic remedy Carduus Marianus can stop pain within minutes.
Take 1/4 cup of straight lemon juice, diluted works slower.
Dilute 1 drop of quality lavender essential oil in a bit of edible oil, and then in a large glass of water. Shake well, sip slowly. Helps within minutes for some. Great at night because it helps to relax as well and sleep better. Tastes bitter. Or make infusion with dried or fresh lavender areal parts.
Flaxseed tea - put a tablespoon of flaxseeds in two or three  cups of water, bring it to the simmer for 10 minutes, take off the heat,  then close and let it stand for 15 minutes or so. Strain and drink. You can add some cinnamon, molasses, stevia, or honey for the taste. Some say it takes the pain away within 10-15 minutes. But some said it took them 4 cups drank over 45 minutes to take away the pain. Maybe it depends on the size of the stone that has to pass through. People also report attacks stopping when drinking this tea daily or almost daily. When it becomes cold, it will be slimy, so drink warm to avoid that unless you like it that way. Some hide the texture by using half a cup with about half a cup of apple juice and two tablespoons of ACV - and these additions help melting stones anyway.
A castor oil pack is a soothing remedy for a gallbladder attack. Pour castor oil onto a clean 4 x 4 inch cloth. Cut up old flannel sheets work great for this.Place the cloth on the skin under the right rib cage. Cover the cloth with plastic wrap. Cover the plastic wrap with a towel and a heating pad. Keep for an hour or more. Usually relief is felt within half an hour.
People also have used 1/4 cup of the ACV in a glass of apple juice (fresh is best, but unfiltered bottled works also). This is strong so you might want to dilute that with a glass of water as well. Woman with gallbladder stone attack said it took her pain within an hour, and she felt relief already after a few sips. Apple juice and ACV probably can be replaces with malic acid supplement, which would prevent strong acid touching teeth.
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"You need to eat a minimum of 8 big apples in a 24 hour period (green are the best as they are the most acidic ) Day two repeat as per day one. On day two before you go to bed drink 2/3 cup of virgin olive oil, follow this with a 1/3 cup of lemon juice. Then go to sleep on your right side for the night. Freshly squeezed apple juice and herbal teas are ok for these 2 days but don't skimp on the apples, the more the better.
The acid in the apples will break down the gallstones naturally and the olive oil will help with the elimination of the broken down stones. This is amazing and worked for me so well that my awful symptoms immediately passed and I could lie down in my bed again to sleep that 2nd night. I went to my pre-op appointment and when the nurse asked how I am I said I'm fine now, the stones are gone. She didn't believe me until another ultrasound showed I was all clear!"
Nicole from earthclinic.com
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The herbal combination of Milk Thistle Seed/Turmeric root/Artichoke leaf is best,  Artichoke alone is the best of the three, if you can get just one. Tea, capsules(or powder), or tinctures.
Herbalist Philip Fritchie lists Butcher's Broom and Cascara Sagrada as being lithotriptic (stone dissolving) specifically for gallstones. Cascara Sagrada can have quite the laxative effect, though. Taken it with ginger and and fennel to help soften that effect.
Gold Coin Grass (Lysimachia christiniae, Herba Lysimachiae, Jin Qian Cao) can be found in almost all Chinese ancient liver gallbladder cleanse recipes, thanks to its amazing ability on dissolving stones and other health benefits. Besides of the compound prescriptions, clinically it is also often being used alone for gallstone removal. Lysimachia is a perennial creeping herb. Stems are delicate, prostrate, and 20 to 60cm long; surface is gray-green or reddish purple; the entire plant is glabrous or sparsely hairy. Opposite leaves are glabrous and with 1 to 3cm petiole; blade is oval, nearly round to kidney shape, 1.5 to 8cm long, and 1 to 6cm wide. Suggested gold coin grass dosage is from 15 to 60 grams in dried herb or 30 to 120 in fresh herb, in decoction or juice.
Michael Moore writes " Silk Tassel is a strong and reliable smooth-muscle relaxant, one of those generally classed as parasympathetic inhibitors or anticholinergics. In proper doses it has little effect on the central nervous system but slows down the impulses of the vagus nerve, myenteric plexus nerves, and the sacral ganglia of the parasympathetics. This makes it useful pain reliever and antispasmodic for diarrhea, dysentery, gallbladder attacks, and menstrual cramps." The part of the plant used as a medicine is the leaf and twigs, preferably dried, and extracted as a 1:5 plant extract, using about 50 to 60% alcohol. Dosage range can vary depending on use, but 10 to 20 drops, up to 5 times a day is usually used. I also, sometimes make a fresh plant extract with the leaves, a 1:2 ratio, 50% alcohol.
Ground Ivy , creeping charlie ( Glechoma hederacea) is also used to melt kidney and liver/gallbladder stones.
Bile salts and lecithin supplements miht help to disolve stones as well. Take a tablspoon of lecithin several times a day.
Homeopathic remedy Cholesterinum potency 7 DH or a 3C can eliminate stones in as little as one week
A blend of 3/4 Gravel Root (also called Queen of the Meadow and Joe Pye Weed), and 1/4 Marsh Mallow Root (either the Althea or the Malva genus will work). Drink in a tea or you can use in a tincture form too if that is more available.  It gently dissolves the stones and releases them.
Fresh radish juice - start with 2-3 ounces by weight, and increase slowly to 12-14 ounces per day, before breakfast. Continue for 2-3 weeks at that dose, then reduce to 2-3 ounces again and continue until problems resolve. Maria Treben suggested beginning with about an ounce of radish juice on an empty stomach each day gradually increasing it to about a 1/2 cup of juice midway, and then decreasing it back to 1 ounce by the end of the 6 week period.

Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)- tincture -a droper 3 times a day. Also great for viral conditions (including shingles), regulating hormones. Can make strong infusion (1 oz of herb to a pint of water), take 4 tabslp.  several times a day. Keep in the fridge.
Burdock
Eat pears as they have softening effect on the stones as well.
Chamomile tea
Milk thistle seeds and dandelion root
Recipe-1/4 teas. nutmeg
1/4 teas. cream of tartar
2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup warm water.
Drink 1/4 cup of pickle juice - liquid from pickle jar. Helps within 15 minutes.
If you prefer ready formulas, Planetary Herbals Stone Free and Dr. Christopher's Original Formulas Liver and Gall Bladder Formula Capsules have great reviews with many people healing stones and preventing them for years with continual use.
Important things to do (from liverdoctor.com)
Do raw juicing using cabbage, carrot, ginger root, mint and apple.
Include fresh green leafy herbs in your salads and raw juices – the best liver cleansing herbs are mint, parsley, garlic, chives, shallots, basil, coriander and small amounts of thyme and oregano
Increase the amount of raw vegetables in your diet
Taking digestive enzymes at the beginning of your meals may reduce symptoms
Take a good liver tonic twice daily; ensure it contains Saint Mary’s Thistle, B group vitamins, vitamin C, and sulphur bearing amino acids such as glycine and taurine
Supplement with the amino acids taurine and glutamine and the mineral selenium to support good bile quality and healthy bile ducts in the liver.
Increase intake of Omega 3 fatty acids – Suitable sources are oily fish, good quality fish oil, walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Keep oils in the fridge.
Sip one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar mixed in a small glass of water during your meals
Drink plenty of pure water
Drink dandelion tea and coffee
Be careful not to overindulge on dairy products – the best ones are natural cheeses and plain yogurt.
Hot spices are good for the liver and bile ducts and good choices are wasabi, horseradish sauce, mustard, garlic, curry, turmeric and chilli. If you have a sensitive stomach or gastritis only use small amounts of these spices or avoid them.
Painless twitching in gallbladder area seems to be magnesium deficiency and stress related, rarely -hernia related.

3 months ago
Thank you, I will check it out.
3 months ago
Here is what I have in my herbal notes about herbal pain relief:
Corydalis (Corydalis yanhuso, Corydalis solida, and other spp) root. It is great to take before bed as it can be sadating for some people. Do not take and drive. It is recommended taking 5-10grams total per day of dried root powder, broken up into two or three doses.Do not overdo as long term high use can hurt liver. There are no known interactions with medications.  Extract will need smaller dose. It is too bitter for the tea. It is very stong pain herb used for advanced cancer pain, and it works better than morphine. People use it for fybromalgia and strong menstrual pain as well. It has a wide variety of actions onto nervous system, helps to sleep. It has to be processed to increase effectiveness.
Wormwood externally is very good pain reliever. Just put some tincture on the painful area and gently rub in. I used it alone and with valerian tincture to relieve pain in my neck and shoulder from sleeping in a uncomfortable position. usually that sort of pain would annoy me for full day or even beyond, and this time it was gone within 1-2 hours (after several applications.)
Toad stool mushroom tincture externally works wonders for sciatica pain. Do not use internally unless you know what you are doing, and then only in small amounts.
Bistort (Polygonum bistorta, Persicaria bisorta)-one of the strongest natural painkillers.
Turmeric - take a heaping teaspoon, mix in smallish amount of water - works really well from muscle pain
Boswellia
Rosemary - add 1-2 tabslpoons of dried or fresh rosemary to 2 cups of hot water. Sip slowly throughout the day or drink half cup every 2 hours. Especially useful for the headaches, including migraine.
Wormwood tincture (on its own or mixed with some thick salve) externally works very well for pain relief. It can be taken internally also, but just in single drop amounts (like 5 drops a day, taken at 5 different times - according to Susun Weed). I personally tried it on the neck/shoulder pain after waking up in the morning from sleeping in the wrong position. It was the fastest that sort of pain went away. Pain was gone within minutes, stiffness took a bit longer -I had to apply a few more times -i mixed wormwood tincture and valerian tincture and applied to the skin. Susun Weed uses for cramps in gut: 5-10 drops Wormwood, once interanally.
Feverfew/catnip tincture combo.
Bentonite clay- mix (with wood or plastic utensils as metal takes charge out of clay rendering it ineffective)it with water (2 parts water, 1 clay) and store it in your house and car for emergencies and pain relief-works well on stings, burns, wounds, sprains, etc. For burns and wounds use plastic wrap over the clay to keep moisture in, for other things like pulling out infections, bug bites -breathable cloth over the clay as drying action helps. Some people do not like using plastic wrap as clay might be able to draw toxns out of it, so they just use wet cloth and remoisten it often.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris),  infused oil is great massage oil for painful muscles, back, slipped disks. It is also called traveler's wort as travelers used to put leaves into their shoes and as they walked herb released healing substances, releaving tired and sore feet.
Ginger - take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of dried ginger powder (for 150 lb person.)
Strong Pain relieving tea: 32oz water with 7tbs turmeric, 2tbs tamarind paste, 2tbs ginger, black pepper, 3tbs honey. If available add a couple handfuls of Cannabis wrapped in cheesecloth or in a strainer. Slow cook. Pain relieving tea.
Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) bark salve or taken internally. Great for joint pain and also menstrual cramps.
Valerian, Wild Lettuce & Hops formula from angelaharris.com. Some people use just valerian and wil lettuce for the nerve pain. California poppy is also great for nerve pain.
Turkey Corn.Yan Ho Suo (Corydalis pormorosa) especially good for the abdominal, menstrual, child birth and hernial pain. Also for headaches. Take 1200 mg , 1-2 times a day with meals. Dose of the infusion, from 1 to 4 fluid ounces 3 or 4 times a day; of the saturated tincture, 1-4 droppers. The infusion to be made of 4 drachms of the powdered bulb and 1 pint of boiling water.  Do not take too much as it can cause vertigo and nausea with excessive doses. It is sold often in Chinese herb shops, and it grows abundantly in the wild.
Copaiba essential oil -apply 3-5 drops to the painful spot. Some people mix up in this formula -Copaiba oil, frankinsence oil, idaho balsam fir and Arnica.
Lobelia tincture -internally 1/2 teaspoon or externally for pain  due to spasms as in overworked muscles. Can make one vomit, if taken more.
Canadian horseweed Conyza canadensis
Sage: Great for digestive headaches caused by an overindulgence. Also one of the better herbs for hormonally caused headaches, especially with hot flashes. In a larger dose, it works great for tension headaches too.
Peony: For crazy neck spasms, general tension and sensory over stimulation." I’ve found it to work wonderfully for PMS headaches (and it helps the cramps and moodiness too). A great and underused herb (see Michael Moore’s Medicine Plants of the Mountain West for an in-depth discussion).
Ginger: For cold headaches, and those caused by external influences such as viruses. Also seems to work really great for headaches caused by circulatory congestion and cold, stuck sinus infections. Also works well as a migraine preventative by keeping blood vessels dilated.
Eucommia bark (Eucommia ulmoides) -it can be used as a tonic herb, helpful in bone, joint, ligament pain. The bark cannot be eaten in its raw state but must go through a hot water extraction process, either by simmering the dried material in water as a liquid tea or by concentrating it into a powdered hot water extract. It can also be prepared as a tincture in alcohol.
Passion flower leaf tea or tincture
Wood betony - take a dropersful, if not relived within 20 minutes, take another one. It is a safe herb, so you can take quite a few. 6 dropers equal to 1 teaspoon.
Wild lettuce -make tea or tincture with leaves and stem, take 2-4 ml (40-80 drops) about 3 times a day. Sap in the stem contains more narcotic stuff, but it is very weak compared to opium and doesn't give stomach problems. Can be sedative, so best to use at night.
Chanca Piedra- "My eleven-year-old daughter had two incisors removed. When the anesthesia began to wear off, she began crying in pain. She was given a dose (1 teaspoon) of Chanca Piedra tincture and within five minutes the pain subsided."
"Nerve damage pain - it took 4 cups of chanca piedra tea, before pain relief was achieved. 1 tabslp. of alcohol tincture worked better. "
Oil of oregano -either cpasules internally or externally rubbed in.
Devil's claw (not cat's claw) reduces inflamation too, more effective than commercial painkillers without side effects. Great for migraines, back pain, muscle and digestive pains.
Cayenne and paprika
Evening primrose oil
Fish oil or flaxseed oil
Bromelain- an enzyme extracted from the pineapple plant, bromelain has been shown to be effective in treating inflammation. In fact, using 250 mg of bromelain twice daily between meals has even been effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. In one study, more than 70 percent of patients taking bromelain experienced less joint swelling and pain, and more mobility. When used as a digestive aid it should be taken after meals, but when used for inflammation and pain, it is best taken between meals.
Silk tassel (Garrya elliptica) relieves menstrual cramps within several minutes. If it doesn't, take one more dropper. Also for indigestion , bladder, gallbladder, kidney stone, and bile cramping pain. It can cause the duct to relax sufficiently to allow the stone, gravel or whatever else to pass with less resistance and pain. "Most commonly tincture of leaves and twigs is used as it is very bitter. The first time I made a tincture of mostly leaves with a few twigs, I was a bit dismayed by the black/gray/blue color of the tincture, the odd smell and the truly frightening taste. Bitter, biting and dull all at once in flavor, I was concerned that there might be something wrong with the tincture. So I made some more with the same result. This assured me it was the intended result, but I still found the resultant medicine to be less than inviting and actually avoided its use for several months before giving in to my own endless curiosity. I retain my respect for this strong medicine and use it only when it is specifically called for, usually be acute pain and cramping. It is very strong and can be drug-like in its action. It is therefore best used in acute cases, or acute stages of a chronic disorder (gallbladder attacks, kidney stones, menstrual cramps etc). It should not be used over a long period of time or in large doses, and never by pregnant or lactating women or small children. Also, avoid taking with any other medication at all, too many interactions are possible." Cara Brotman  says, that it is amazing and takes pain away of physical injuries for 12-24 hours. She uses flower/leaf dried powder -a spoonful in a bit of water. Taste is not good, bitter and awful, but works amazing. We probably can stuff it into capsules.

Sichuan lovage (Rhizoma Ligustici)  rhizome is commonly used for pain relief and promoting blood circulation. For chest pain or angina which is a sign of stagnated blood flow in the heart vessels, the herb is prescribed with red sage root, cassia twig and sandal wood. It can be used along with notoginseng, frankincense and myrrh to relieve pain and swelling in traumatic injuries. In chronic limb and joint problems, Sichuan lovage rhizome is prescribed with pubescent angelica root, cassia twig and ledebouriella root to relieve pain, numbness or spasm. When abscesses are formed, the herb is prescribed with astragalus root, angelica root and Chinese honeylocust spine to facilitate pus drainage and promote healing.
Goldenrod-joint pain
Angelica root
Rosemary -headaches, muscle, joint
Saw Palmetto-migraine pain
Meadowsweet - joint pain, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, digestion, ulcers
Birch Leaf- joint pain, spasms, hair loss, urinary infections
Goldenpaste (turmeric, ginger, black pepper, Ceylon cinnamon and coconut oil) helps so much with pain and inflammation. I infuse my coconut oil with marijuana for my own but it's not usually done that way. Heather Hart from facebook comment
Meadowsweet is high in salicylic acid, which is well know for its ability to relieve pain. It is  a mild to moderate pain reliever that is especially suited to stagnant pain (in a fixed location, possibly with a pounding sensation) and for those with symptoms of heat. The Iroquois used the mashed and powdered dried meadowsweet root as part of a compound decoction with yarrow for side pain, and nausea.
3 months ago