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Health Directory

Alternative Options, Vitamins, Herbs, Minerals,
and the Building Nutrients of Quality Health

Information and Resources for Your Life
"C - D - E"


 

NAME

BENEFITS

SUGGESTIONS & COMMENTS

PRECAUTIONS

Calendula
Beneficial for skin disorders, rashes, sunburns, neuritis, toothaches, diaper rash, and childhood skin problems. Anti-inflammatory, fever reducer, and useful to regulate menstrual cycles.
When using externally, test a small skin area to check for allergy reaction.
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Chamomile
Has been used, not only as a tea, but as extracts, ointments and tinctures for indigestion, skin rashes and scientific studies support its antispasmodic, anti-infective, and anti-inflammatory uses.
Most widely used as a tea for its calming and gentle relaxing properties. Known as a bedtime drink.
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Capsicum
Equalizes blood pressure, stimulates body processes and benefits circulation in extremities.
Also called Cayenne (see below for more benefits).
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Cascara Sagrada
Colon cleanser and laxative. Can be used for colon disorders and parasitic infestation and gall bladder.
If taken in tea form, Cascara Sagrada is very bitter.
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Catnip
Digestive and sleep aid, relieves anxiety and stress, stimulates the appetite, beneficial in use of colds, flu, inflammation, and pain. Controls fever, hiccups, gas, and cigarette cravings.
In the presence of a fever, catnip tea enemas reduce fever quickly.
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Cat's Claw
Enhances the action of white blood cells, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, benefits intestinal problems and viral infections, and cleanses the intestinal tract. Might be helpful in treating arthritis, ulcers, cancer, tumors, or AIDS.
Also called una de gato.
CAUTION
Do not use during pregnancy
Cayenne
Benefits digestion, heart, arthritis and rheumatism, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, stomach, spleen, circulation, and bleeding ulcers. Also beneficial in the treatment of colds, sore throats, sinus infections. When applied externally, useful to relieve pain.
Cayenne can be used with the herb, Lobelia, for nerves.  Also called Capsicum, Hot Pepper, and Red Pepper.
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Cedar
Stimulates immune system, increases venous blood flow, antiviral and antifungal properties, urinary antiseptic, lymphatic cleanser, and acts as an expectorant. Can be used externally for warts.
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Celery
Improves appetite, relieves muscle spasms, helps arthritis, benefits kidney problems, and reduces blood pressure. Can be used as a sedative and acts as an antioxidant.
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CAUTION
During pregnancy, do not use in large amounts.
Chamomile
Traditional remedy for insomnia, anxiety and stress. Helps digestion, used as appetite stimulant, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic. Improves appetite, benefits addiction withdrawal, assists nerves colitis, diverticulosis. Helps reduce fever, pain and headaches.
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CAUTION
Do not use over long periods of time since it could lead to allergies. Those who are allergic to ragweed should not use Chamomile.
Chaparral
Acts as a free radical scavenger and protects against harmful effects of radiation and sun exposure. Benefits skin disorders and helps to protect against tumors, cancer cells, and relieves pain.
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CAUTION
Only use externally. Taking internally can cause liver damage.
Chickweed
Appetite suppressant, burns fat, dissolves plaque from veins, reduces mucus buildup in lungs, may lower blood lipids, helps bronchitis, coughs, colds, circulatory problems, skin diseases, and warts. A good source of Vitamin C.
Also called Starweed.
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Cinnamon
Highly recommended for diabetics to reduce blood sugar levels. Benefits peripheral circulation of the blood, enhances digestion, metabolism of fats, increases body warmth, fights fungal infection; and relieves congestion, diarrhea, and nausea. Helps weight loss, yeast infection, uterine hemorrhaging, digestive problems and diabetes.
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CAUTION
During pregnancy, do not use in large amounts.
Comfrey
Increases the healing of skin problems, wounds, bed sores, bites and stings, bruises, burns, dermatitis, bunions, dry skin, bleeding hemorrhoids, leg ulcers, psoriasis, rashes, sunburns, and nosebleeds.
Also called Knitbone.
CAUTION
Do not take internally - can lead to liver damage.Do not use during pregnancy.
Cornsilk
Benefits the kidneys, bladder, painful urination, prostate, small intestine, carpal tunnel syndrome, edema, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, and bed-wetting. Acts as a diuretic.
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Cranberry
Reduces infections of the urinary tract, acidifies urine and prevents bacteria from adhering to the bladder. Good source of Vitamin C. In some cases, regular use can help to prevent yeast infections and can act as a mild diuretic.
As with other juices, make sure to buy "concentrate" with no sugar added.
CAUTION
Harmful for stomach ulcers
Damiana
Improves energy and used as an aphrodisiac, improves hormonal balance, strengthens female eggs and possibly increases male sperm count.
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CAUTION
Damiana interferes with iron absorption.
Dandelion
Purifies the blood and liver, may help to prevent breast cancer and age spots, increases the production of bile, acts as a diuretic, and reduces serum cholesterol and uric acid. Improves kidney function, as well as pancreas, stomach and spleen. Good for anemia, boils, abscesses, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism, and anemia.
Dandelion root can be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee.
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Dong Quai
Helps to reduce hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, PMS, vaginal dryness and increases the effects of ovarian and testicular hormones.
Also known as Angelica.
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Echinacea
Natural antibiotic, stimulates immune system and lymphatic system, T-cells, purifies the blood, stimulates certain white blood cells and has anti-inflammatory and antiviral characteristics. Helpful for colic, flu, colds, and infectious illnesses. Can also be used for snakebite and skin wounds.
Also called Coneflower.
CAUTION
Do not use Echinacea if you are allergic to plants in the Sunflower group.
Elder
Antioxidant properties, cleanses the body, builds the blood, improves immune system, lowers fever, relieves constipation, enhances circulation, helps respiratory tract, and the flowers can be used to ease skin irritations.
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CAUTION
Do not consume the stems of the Elder plant, which contain Cyanide and are very toxic.
Ephedra
Reduces bronchial spasms, performs as decongestant, reduces retention of fluid, and stimulates central nervous system. Useful in the treatments of colds, respiratory problems, allergies, asthma, depression, and obesity. Possibly decreases appetite and improves mood.
Also known as Ma Huang.
CAUTION
Do not use Ephedra if the following are present: anxiety disorders, panic attacks, high blood pressure, if taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drugs and other medications prescribed for depression.
Eucalyptus
Relieves congestion, colds, coughs, and other respiratory disorders. Mild antiseptic properties and reduces swelling by assisting blood flow. Helps sore and tired muscles.
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CAUTION
Only use Eucalyptus externally. Do not use on broken skin or open wounds or cuts.
Eyebright
Relieves eye inflammation, styes, strain, failing vision, good for allergies, runny nose, itchy and/or watery eyes, and used for hay fever.
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