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Welcome to The Herbal Farm website. We hope to help you benefit from the wonderful healing properties of plants as well as guide you to using them safely and effectively. Herbal medicine is one of the most time-tested human traditions on the face of the Earth.

Herbal medicine has benefited millions of people for thousands of years.

Health is a gift that makes life worthwhile. Herbs can certainly help us along that path, but they should not be relied upon simply as a band-aid to fix a health problem. We encourage you to look deeply at the causes of illness and seek to live a healthier lifestyle whenever possible. This includes having healthy relationships, eating a wholesome diet, and exercising. We must also avoid the things that damage health, such as stress, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Provided in this website is information on how to use herbs, as well as herbal blends. Each herbal description includes contraindictions, such as dangerous side effects, to which you should pay careful attention. Many of the contraindications only occur in extremely large doses and would never be a problem with normal use. However, there are some plants that should best be used with professional counsel, and many should be avoided during pregnancy. In listing contraindications. Remember – just because something is from a plant does not mean it is appropriate for everyone to use at all times.

In Chinese medicine, different foods have different characteristics, described as energetics. We must admit that not everyone agrees on whether an herb is cool, cold or warm. As American herbalism evolves the use of energetics will become a more genuine and accurate part of our own healing tradition, with more agreement between herbal practitioners.

Even though some of the constituents of the plants are listed, herbalists usually prefer to use plants in a more whole form. We firmly believe that using the entire herb, with all of its components, is more effective and often safer than using any one component.

Formula 60: Lymph Cleanser Broth

Uses: Swollen Glands, Postoperative Recovery, Radiation Exposure, Cystitis, Glandular Swelling, Lymphatic Congestion, Lymphatic Infection
1/2 tsp. Kelp
1/2 tsp. Cleavers
1/2 tsp. Echinacea
1/2 tsp. Dandelion leaf or root
1 pinch Cayenne powder
Miso or low-salt vegetable bouillion
2 cups water
Boil the water and pour over the herbs. Cover and allow to stand 15 minutes. Strain the herbs and stir in 1 teaspoon miso or 1 vegetable bouillion. Drink 2-3 cups of the broth a day.

Formula 58: Lovers Liqueur

Uses: Frigidity, Impotence
1 qt. brandy or vodka
1 cup organic rose petals
1 cup Damiana
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup sugar
Put all ingredients except the sugar in a tightly closed, wide mouthed jar. Place it in a warm place and let it sit for one month. Then filter through a fine meshed sieve or coffee filter, add sugar, and decant into ornate corked glass bottles. Take 1 teaspoonful when desired.

Formula 59: Low- Cholo Tea

Uses: High Cholesterol
1 tsp. Ho Shou Wu
1 tsp. Alfalfa leaf
1 tsp. Hawthorn
1 tsp. Dandelion root,powdered
4 Cardamom pods
4 cups water
Bring the water to a boil. Pour the water over the herbs in a tea pot and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain off the herbs. Drink 1 cup every 4 hours.

Formula 57: Liver Tonic

4 tsp. Milk Thistle seed tincture
2 tsp. Dandelion root tincture
2 tsp. Barberry root tincture
2 tsp. Burdock root tincture
1 tsp. Licorice root tincture
1 tsp. Fennel seed tincture
Combine the tinctures and store in a 1 oz. amber bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day.
Method 2:These same herbs can be made into a combination tincture simply by taking the dried forms of the above mentioned herbs in the same proportions, mixing them together in a wide-mouthed glass jar and covering with vodka. Let stand for 2 weeks, then strain off the herbs and bottle the tincture. For this method, the amounts of the herbs can be doubled.

Formula 56: Liver Strength Side Dish

Uses: Liver Stagnation, Liver Weakness
1/2 cup quartered, sliced Beets
1/2 cup sliced fresh Burdock roots
1/2 cup sliced fresh Dandelion roots and greens
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper Pinch salt
1 Tbsp. clarified butter (ghee) or olive oil
1/4 cup water
Saute the turmeric, pepper and salt in the butter or oil for 1- 2 minutes in a covered saucepan. Add the vegetables and the water and simmer, covered, for approximately 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve warm.

Formula 55: Laxatone Drink

Uses: Constipation
1/2 tsp. powdered Psyllium
1/2 tsp. ground Flax seed
1/4 tsp. powdered Licorice root
1/2 cup Aloe Vera Juice
1 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients together and stir well. Drink between meals(not with) and follow each glass with at least 1 glass of fresh warm water.

Formula 54: Kidney Tea-time-tonic

Uses: Kidney Dysfunction, Kidney Deficiency, Kidney Weakness, Kidney Inflammation
1/2 tsp. Dandelion leaves
1/2 tsp. Uva Ursi
1/2 tsp. Cleavers
1/2 tsp. Hawthorn Berries
1/2 tsp. Cornsilk
1/4 tsp. Burdock root
1/4 tsp. Fennel seed
3 cups water
Combine the herbs and the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain the herbs. Drink 3 cups a day, as needed.

Formula 53: Kidney Support

Uses: Urethritis, Prostatitis, Cystitis, Kidney Stones, Kidney Infection, Urinary Infections, Gout
2 tsp. Hawthorn Berry tincture
2 tsp. Marshmallow root tincture
2 tsp. Burdock root tincture
2 tsp. Gravel Root tincture
2 tsp. Uva Ursi tincture
This can be prepared one of two ways:
Method One
Combine all the ingredients together in a 1 oz. amber dropper bottle. Shake well. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily or as needed.
Method Two
The above herbs can be mixed together in their dried form using the same proportions. A tea can then be made using 1 teaspoon of the formula to 1 cup hot water. Allow the mixture to steep for 20 minutes before straining the herbs. Drink up to 3 cups a day.

Formula 52: Kava Kava Cocktail

Uses: Insomnia, Incontinence, Urinary Infections, Intestinal Cramps, Stomach Cramps, Nervousness, Painful Urination, Muscle Strain, Muscle Spasms, Cramps, Stress, Muscle Soreness
1/2 cup unsweetened Cranberry juice*
1/2 cup white grape juice (no sugar added)
1/8 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. powdered Kava Kava root
Stir the Kava Kava powder into the coconut milk, then mix this with the juices in a jar. Cover the jar and shake the mixture well. Drink 2-3 cups of the beverage a day.The recipe can be tripled and used throughout the day.
* If unsweetened cranberry juice is hard to find, a juice tea can be made by blending 1 cup of cranberries with 1 cup of water.

Formula 51: Joint Aide

Uses: Joint Inflammation, Arthritis, Joint Pain
2 tsp. powdered Yucca root
2 tsp. powdered Ligustrum
1 tsp. powdered Meadowsweet
1/2 tsp. powdered Turmeric
1/2 tsp. powdered Ginger
Mix the herbs together in a bowl. Fill size 00 gelatin or vegi-capsules (available at health food stores) with the powder mixture. Take 1-2 capsules 3 times daily, or as needed.

Formula 50: Itchy/scratchy Spray

Uses: Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy, Psoriasis, Skin Dryness, Skin Dryness, Skin Inflammation, Itchy Skin
4 tsp. Grindelia tincture
2 tsp. Aloe Vera Juice
2 tsp. Witch Hazel
2 tsp. Calendula tincture
1 tsp. Catnip tincture
1/2 tsp. vegetable glycerin
6 drops Tea Tree Oil
Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle. Glass bottles with sprayer tops are available at health food stores and herb shops. Spray on affected area.

Formula 49: Infection Fighting Formula

Uses: Kidney Infection, Mouth Infection, Yeast Infection, Illness, Eye Infection, Ear Infection, Chest Colds, Respiratory Infection, Viral Infections, Infection, Bacterial Infection, Allergies
3 tsp. Echinacea tincture
3 tsp. Yerba Manza or Osha root tincture
3 tsp. Usnea Lichen tincture
2 tsp. Chamomile tincture
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder,dried
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. Vegetable glycerin
Mix all of the ingredients together in a 1 oz. amber bottle and shake well to mix the tinctures and herbs together. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day in a cup of hot water, or use as needed.
Note: for internal use only.

Formula 44: Hemorrhoid Compress

Uses: Hemorrhoids
1 tsp. Calendula - crushed
1 tsp. Goldenseal powder
1 tsp. Peppermint leaf
3 cups water1/2 cup Witch Hazel
Bring the water and the herbs to a boil, covered. Turn the heat off and allow the herbs to steep for 20 minutes. Strain the herbs and discard. Once the liquid is cool add the Witch Hazel. Soak a clean wash cloth in the tea, wring out the excess liquid, then apply the cloth to the irritated hemorrhoids. Do this as frequently as possible.

Formula 48: Hot Flash Tea

Uses: Hot Flashes, Menopause

1 tsp. Donq Quai root, dried
1 tsp. Black Cohosh root, dried
1 tsp. Fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp. organic Rose petals
3 cups water

Bring the water to a boil, then pour it over the herbs in a pot. Cover the pot and let the mixture steep for 20 minutes. Strain off the herbs. Drink 3- 4 cups per day.

Formula 47: Hiccup Free Tea

Uses: Hiccups, Indigestion, Flatulence, Bloating
1/2 tsp. Dill weed
1/2 tsp. Tarragon
1/2 tsp. Fennel seed
1/2 tsp. Skullcap
2 cups water
Bring the water to a boil and pour over the herbs in a teapot. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the herbs. Drink 1-2 cups as needed.

Formula 46: Herbed Vinegar

Uses: Hay Fever, Allergies, High Cholesterol, Sinus Congestion, Chest Colds, Congestion, Catarrh
2 garlic heads, divided into cloves
1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley
1 2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and minced
1 pint of apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. Honey, or to taste
Blend the garlic and the vinegar in a blender until the garlic is broken up. Transfer the mixture to a large wide-mouthed jar or container and add the ginger and parsley. Cover and allow to stand for 2 weeks. Strain the herbs and discard them. The vinegar can be sweetened to taste, if desired. Take up to 3 teaspoons daily.

Formula 45: Herbal Bug Spray

Uses: Fleas, Insect Repellent
8 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Juniper essential oil
4 drops Cedar essential oil
1/2 tsp. Jojobe oil
11/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. distilled water
Combine the ingredients together in a glass spray bottle. Shake well. Apply as needed.
Note: Eight drops of Essential oil of Citronella may be added for a more powerful spray.

Formula 43: Heart Tonic

Uses: Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Cardiac Weakness, Hypertension
5 tsp. Hawthorn tincture
3 tsp. Motherwort tincture
2 tsp. Gingko tincture
2 tsp. Dandelion leaf tincture
Place the tinctures in a 1 oz. amber dropper bottle. Shake well. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily in warm water or juice.

Formula 42: Heart Healthy Spice Blend

Uses: High Cholesterol, Viral Infections, Hypertension, Bacterial Infection
4 tbsp. Garlic - granules or powder
3 tbsp. Cumin - seed or powder
3 tbsp. Turmeric powder
1 tbsp. Ginger powder
1/8-1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
*Clarified Butter (ghee) or Olive Oil
Combine all the herbs together in an airtight container or a spice jar with a lid. Use to flavor rice,grains, vegetables, soups, and stews.
*To make the blend more bio-available, saute 1 tsp. of the spice blend in 2 tbsp. ghee or oil. Add this to the dish.

Formula 41: Headache Relief (For Cluster And Tension Headaches)

Uses: Stress, Nervousness, Headache
1/2 tsp. Gingko leaf
1/2 tsp. Feverfew
1/2 tsp. Skullcap
1/2 tsp. Meadowsweet
1/4 tsp. Cumin seed
1/8 tsp. dried Ginger or 2 thin slices fresh Ginger
2 cups boiling water
Pour the water over the herbs in a pot and cover. Allow to stand for 20 minutes, then drink as needed.

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