Weeds for health
date aired: july 7, 2017
If you find the unwanted weeds growing in your back yard annoying, you may be missing out on a free lunch. These pesky weeds may contain more nutrition that you will find at the grocery store. These unwanted intruders are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and protein . Beryl will explain the healing properties of common weeds and how you can make tinctures, soups and meals with the weeds in your back yard.
- There are certain times of the year when herbs are the most potent. This is the time they should be taken.
- The part of the plant is also important.: the leaves, flowers or roots.
- They can be dried on brown paper and stored in jars for up to two years.
- Herbs can be made into a tincture with vodka.
- In a tincture, you don’t get a lot of the weed, but just the active ingredients.
- You don’t need a lot, just a little to nudge the body towards healing.
- The roots of the weeds are where the most minerals are if there are minerals in the soil.
- Bitter plants help with the liver and as an appetite stimulant for the gall bladder
- Weeds tend to grow where the nutrition is
- Don’t want to use herbs as a band aid to treat symptoms: is better to prevent and look at the underlying conditions
- Most of root is underground where the minerals are if the soil has minerals
- Can make coffee from the roots when they are two years of age.
- She chops it up and dries it on brown paper, and then puts in in jars
- The leaves are bitter and can be used in salads, sandwiches or stir fried.
- The flowers can be eaten and are good for the liver.
- Good source of vitamins A, B, C ,D, minerals, iron, potassium and zinc
- The leaves contain more carotene than a carrot and are good for the eyes.
- Hippocrates talked of garlic
- Contains allicin which has healing properties
- Garlic helps to lower cholesterol
- Helps lower blood pressure so one needs to work with his doctor to check blood pressures
- Contains sulfur which is a cleanser
- Sulfur is found in cabbage, baked beans, and onions
- Garlic contains selenium
- Parsley can help hide the odor.
- Garlic acts as an antibiotic and helps to kill the bus
- For a new borne baby with an infection, she rubs some on the sole of the baby’s foot as an antibiotic.
- If a dog has a sniffle, they will gladly eat her tincture garlic preparation.
- Can put into honey and take a sip for colds and flus
- She makes a tincture of a bulb (1/4 a cup) of garlic in a cup of garlic
- She takes three drops three times a day.
- The vodka contains the important ingredients
- This can be put on toast, food and into honey (which also has antibiotic properties)
- Tincture preparation
- Bulb (1/4 cup) garlic in one cup of vodka.
- She puts in in the sand and leaves it there for two weeks.
- She shakes it every day and shakes out the rest
- She shakes out the rest
- Put in a brown bottle to protect from the sun.
- High in iron
- It is also rich in Vitamins B 12, C, D and K.
- Also contains antioxidants, calcium, vitamin K, Manganese
- Is a diuretic
- Helps with kidney stones, joint problems, hay fever and allergies
- A side dish
- Can boil and strain
- Can rub on stings and bug bites
- Baking soda can help with this, too..
- Good for eczema, dermatitis
- Pick flowers put in vegetable oil,
- cook when crispy strain and add bees wax
REMEDIES FOR PARTICULAR CONDITIONS
To stop bruises a banana peel (with the inside face down).
Diarrhea ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon in hot water
- Cinnamon is also helpful in blood sugar stabilization
Travel Sickness ginger: can be crystalized ginger
Natural antibiotic garlic, ginger, with cinnamon
To stop bleeding / a cut
- Cayenne pepper
- A cob web (acts as a suture)
- Cigarette paper
Mosquito bites plaintains
GENERAL HEALTH ISSUES
Comments on Diet
- Most diet in US is acidic.
- To adjust we have to keep blood alkaline
- The Bantu tribe in Africa has no atherosclerosis
- Happiness, laughing, a great sense of humour helps us to be alkaline.
- We should stay as close to nature as possible
- With high amounts of sugar and salts, we lose this connection with nature.
- Sugar depletes minerals from the body
- Sugar and flour acidifies the body
- Wheat has been hybridized. It used to be more natural.
- Chemicalized tomato will be three times size with 1/3 nutrition
- We are eating more and starving ourselves.
- We should not eat what we are addicted to
- We eat too much. We should leave the table with our stomach 1/3 empty
- We should not eat three hours before going to bed
- A good diet
- Little meat: make sure it is organic
- A lot of organic vegetables
- Oil olive oil; coconut oil
- When we are healthy with a good diet, our bodies will tell us what foods are good for us – the foods that we fancy
- is the trash can of the body
- It is important that we empty our trash can as these toxins can go into the bones and skin.
- She recommends emptying the trashcan/ cleansing the liver every spring if not more often.
- Liver Cleanse
- Dandelion, milk thistle once Q 3 month
- Liquid absorbed through mucous membrane
- Cancer one drop hourly.
- Artichoke is good for the liver
- Symptoms of liver problems
- Dry skin,
- loss appetite in early morning,
- tendency to not like food
GENERAL HEALTH ADVICE
- Appreciation and gratitude for what you have.
- A good diet
- Moderate exercise: not too much
- Love where you are and where can
- When there is negative, there is always positive
- Worry makes you “wrinkly”
- We need to look at we are doing, thinking and eating
- Minerals are very important in our health. Cell salts are a source of minerals
Extra information on weeds
CHICKWEED (Stellaria media)
- Has Vitamins A, C, D, Iron, Calcium , Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc
- Tastes similar to spinach and can be sued in sandwiches, salads
- topical treatment for minor cuts, burns, eczema rash,
- mild diuretic,
- relief for cystitis and irritable bladder
CHICORY (Cichorium intybus)
- Tastes bitter: boiling removes bitter taste
- Ground baked roots can be added to coffee or used as a coffee substitute
- Toxic to internal parasites
- Tonic to simulate appetite
- For upset stomach and constipation
- Protects liver and helps gall bladder
- Tea forms gelatinous mixture which is soothing for the digestive and genitourinary tracts
- less bitter when young
- Taste better when eaten young
- Seed pods high in protein
CURLY DOCK (Rumex crispus)
- Hardiest, most wide spread weed
- Leaves high in beta carotene, Vitamin C and zinc (immunity)
- Seeds rich in calcium and fiber
- Stems peel and eat raw or cooked
- Mature seeds roasted for earthy warm drink
DAISIES (BELLIS PERENNIS)
- Green petals raw or cooked are bitter
- Contains vitamins A, B, C, D, minerals, iron, potassium, zinc, high in beta carotene
- For liver, kidney, heartburn
- Appetite stimulant
- Good for the liver or gallbladder
- Preparation: leaves in sandwich or stir fry
ELERFLOWERS (Sambucus nigra)
- Flowers for cordial
- Green berries elderberry capers
- Ripened barriers balsamic vinegar
- Bronchitis, cough, flu, fever
GARLIC MUSTARD (allaria petiolata)
- Member of mustard family
- Vitamins A, C
- Weight maintenance lowers cholesterol
- Source protein, Vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, potassium
- Teas help with digestion and stomach aches
PURSLANE (Portulaca oleracea)
- Highest omega-3-fatty acid than any other leafy vegetable
- Vitamins A, C, E, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron
- leaves Chinese medicine uses for insect bites, sores, diarrhea, hemorrhoids
- Preparation: soups, stews, bread and fry leaves
RED CLOVER (trifolium pretense)
- Contains calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin and Vitamin C
- Rich in isoflavones
- Anti inflammatory
- Preparations: add to salads, sautee
SHEEP SORREL (rumex acetosella)
- Contains Vitamins C and E
- For diarrhea
- For urinary tract infections
- Stabilize blood sugar
- Liver support
- Preparation: small amounts in soups, salads, stir fries
- Warnings is high in oxalates should not be used in excess
STINGING NETTLE (Urtica doica)
- Is rich in Vitamin A, B 12, C, D and K, calcium potassium, iodine manganese, and iron
- Is an antioxidant
- Preparation cook as greens, dips, teas, soups
- urinary problems, kidney stones,
- fights allergies such as hay fever
WILD AMARANTH (Amaranthus)
- seeds protein
- cooked leaves vitamin A, C, folate
- some thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese
- grains healthy
- antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal
- lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- preparation: pestos, salads, sandwiches, soups
WILD VILETS (Viola)
- Leaves and stems eat raw or cooked
- Tea from dried leaves: mild laxative qualities
- Flowers add to vinegar or sprinkle on salad
WOOD SORREL (Oxalis Montana)
- Vitamin C diuretic and cooling properties
- Help in urinary tract infections, fever
- Appetite stimulant
- high in oxalic salts:
- avoid by folks with kidney disordrs