In this issue:
1. Best wishes
2. Why a Cleanse
3. Spotlight on: Monia
4. Cough Syrup
We want to extend to you our best wishes for this upcoming year. May it be healthful and happy.
WHY A CLEANSE?
With the start of a new year many people make goals or resolutions. As we all know the most common ones are to get healthy, lose weight or get in shape. One way to get a good start with goals like these are to do a cleanse. Our body is bombarded daily with toxins, whether in the air we breath, things touching our skin, even in the foods we eat.
By doing a cleanse you clear out your body of harmful toxins and give your body a fresh start. Many people say that following a cleanse they feel rejuvenated and healthier.
Liver Cleanse: The liver is the bodies waste recycling plant. If there are toxins the liver sorts them out and gets rid of them. If the body is subjected to many toxins (and we all are) the liver becomes overworked and has a hard time keeping up. By cleansing the liver you give your liver a chance to clear out toxins so that it can begin doing its job again.
Kidney Cleanse: The kidneys wash toxins out of our blood and then expels the toxins in our urine. If we are not getting enough water and too much of other liquids then the kidneys don't have what they need to clean up the blood. A kidney cleanse will wash out the kidneys of the toxin buildup and help get rid of painful kidney stones. Remember after a kidney cleanse to increase your water intake. We suggest 1 quart of alkalinized* water for every 40 pounds of body weight.
*To make alkalinized water add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to one gallon of water, if the taste is too much then replace baking soda with fresh lemon juice
SPOTLIGHT ON: MONIA
Monia is very helpful in the strengthening, building up and toning the lungs. We use it for any lung related issues like Flu, cough, bronchitis, etc.
Here are the ingredients of Monia and what they are used for:Pleurisy Root and Comfrey Root have been used for pleurisy, lung troubles, bronchitis, asthma and cough. Horehound has been helpful for congestion, hoarseness and coughs. Cayenne has been used to speed up the circulation and action of the other herbs.
Complimenting Herbal Formulas: Throb Eaz: aches, adenoids, afterbirth pain, allergies, bedwetting, chicken pox, colds, fever, hay fever, headache, insomnia, mumps, nightmares, pain, rheumatism, sinus.
Hay Asz: aches, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds, cough, croup, earache, flu, hay fever, hoarseness, mucus, sinus, throat, tonsillitis.
Flem Up: asthma, bronchitis, bursitis, cough, emphysema, mucus, pleurisy, pneumonia.
Fection: abscess, bladder, blood poisoning, blood purifier, boils, canker, chicken pox, colds, convulsions, croup, earache, eczema, emphysema, fever, gums, herpes, infection, lymph, mouth sores, mumps, skin, teeth, tonsillitis, warts, yeast infection.
Other Complimenting Formulas: PM Minerals, AM Multi Vitamin, B & C for Stress and Vitamin D-3.
Bring to a boil:
3 cups purified water (must not have chlorine)
Add herb mixture*:
Wild Cherry Bark……1 ounce
Anise seed……………….1 ounce
Elecampane Root…….1/2 ounce
Lobelia Herb………….1/4 ounce
Lower heat. Simmer for 15 minutes and strain out herbs. This should be about one pint to this add :
1 1/3 cups honey (1lb)
1 ½ cups of Red Raspberry Vinegar
This cough syrup can be used for all ages and is good for asthma, bronchitis, colds, etc. Keeps well, not necessary to refrigerate but helps with the flavor.