Thursday, May 25, 2017

Herbal First Aid Single Herb Tinctures-Fun Looking Up

Reader look up each herb and see what you find for each as a first aid herb.

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine- M. Moore-7 songs publication

Tinctures for First Aid (NOTE single herb tinctures).

First aid application, can you figure it out, research and look, find why a first aid herb-Self student research put next to or near herb with the first aid use.
This and a short test given. This paper is part of the course and must be done as it is . Type into this document.

The student will see many Latin-Botanic names with (spp) this is what it means when you see spp.

"Spp." is the abbreviation for "species." It means that the author is referring to all species in that given genus. Often it is also used when the author doesn't know the specific species but knows that it is in a certain genus; i.e., there are many plants in the genus Salvia, and they can all be lumped together in Salvia spp.

Aconite - Aconitum columbianum

Ambrosia (Ragweed)- Ambrosia spp

Anemone - Anemone spp

Arnica - Arnica spp

Bayberry - Myrica spp

Betony - Pedicularis spp

Black cohosh - Cimicifuga racemosa

Blackberry root - Rubus spp

Calendula - Calendula officinalis

Cascara sagrada - Rhamnus pershiana

Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla

Chaparro amargosa - Castela emoryi

Corydalis - Corydalis aurea

Cow parsnip - Heracleum spp

Echinacea - Echinacea spp

Eyebright - Euphrasia spp

Gelsemium - Gelsemium sempervirens

Ghost pipe - Monotropa uniflora

Ginseng - Panax quinquefolia

Grindelia - Grindelia spp

Kava Kava - Piper methysticum

Lobelia - Lobelia inflata

Lomatium - Lomatium dissectum

Oshá - Ligusticum porteri

Poke - Phytolacca spp

Poppy - Eschsholtzia spp

Shepherdsí purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris

Silk tassel - Garrya spp

Skullcap - Scutellaria spp

Valerian - Valeriana spp

Valerian in veg.glycerin

Wild yam - Dioscorea villosa

Yerba santa - Eriodictyon spp

What did you come up with?

This is part of the diploma one 911 course.

School link.

Make 2017 count for something, fulfill your dream-study hard on your own or in a school, just study. Give the gift of learning to someones else, a present, a gift, a spouse, a young person, this giving of a quality herb education is a a gift that keeps giving.

What Certain Food Cravings Tell us

I do not mean overeating and your dying for a third meal. Sugar, salt, thirst, crave for fluids, soda, coffee, juice, water. cravings, all can tell us, at times, about an underlying medical condition, or the outright medical issue.

Example simple-Someone is thirsty a lot, diabetes? And so on.

It is true, and science has no idea why, the body craves for certain things, many times the mind tells the body the body needs this, say bananas, need potassium and other banana and apple medicine -diet use.

If Depressed you may crave bananas, apples, vanilla, honey, dark Chocolate, all anti depressant foods, the body knows.

I recall a few years ago a good friend, board member, both schools, B. Pharm- Ph.d, Dr Z only need add to that Dr OZ-LOL. DR Z in Ethiopia did a post on healing powers of bananas see that post-

The medicinal use of Bananas

Contributed by Zerai.H. Gebrehiwot(PhD,MH)

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate,THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around so maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase to, “A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!”

Ok, Back to this post, that is amazing information on a simple fruit.

This is hard to explain, herbs, crave, or do not think of, crave an herb why? The body knows what it needs, if its salt , salt should be taken, go with real cravings and not overeating.

I read over and over-reduce salt, reduce salt intake, OK sea salt, Celtic salt, it has minerals and its a medicine , in a PDF the 7 healing wonders of the world, one of the seven , is salt, that is how much we need it, quality salt best , but salt when needed go with it.

Example: Of late I have been craving, I mean craving hard for bananas, true, this tells me, yes I like them, but what is in the banana, potassium and in desert, makes perfect reason as to why the body craving,its telling me Dan take potassium, no banana eat a potato, it has more potassium in one potato than a banana,

Now the harder thing to grasp is why at times do our bodies tell us, do not take that herb for a while, take this one a while.

Herbalist get far to mystical on this point, as old well known eclectic 'Culpeper's complete herbal : consisting of a comprehensive description of nearly all herbs with their medicinal properties and directions for compounding the medicines extracted from them

One of his old, old materi medicas download and see what I mean at,

In Culpeper's complete herbal -You will read he uses planets, astrology very odd and only one I ever read that try's and connect a health issue, with a planet, and what planet-best time illness would be healed, that is mystical, much of what he says is true, the connection of stars, planets and our illness and getting well are bizarre indeed.

I have read new age Herbalist speak of odd small rituals, tests to see if a herb is for you. Lean back, point, have two herbs out lay hands out what herb does hand body turn to, good lord man.

When something is unknown in comes all forms of Mystical things, magic and guessing.
Other herbalists said the shape of the herb it looks like an anatomy part of human body and thus for that part, oddly from what I have read there is a lot of truth to that one, how? God-Our lord could make a plant as a body organ so man would know what plant would help in what area.

I take herbs, at times out of nowhere I stop, my body and your boidy is saying, at this time you do not need that herb, and another herb most likely you start, continue and not stop as the other herb why?
I have no idea, no one doe, many theorist, and guesses all I know If my body is truly wanting a food, herb, fluid, weather, it is 99.9% correct, men lie our bodies do not

Monday, May 22, 2017

Diloma two-Community Herbalist Outline

I wanted to post the diploma 2 community herbalist, so all can see what is in each class, and how diploma one is a need for most to re up, re learn, start again, always best to do Diploma one with the school as I mentor, self study is OK but mentoring is an essential.

Outline Diploma two Community Herbalist

Level Two Diploma-Community Herbalist-Total Hours 500

Note; Only Cost is the 75.00 non refundable Administration fee, and you are given everything, there are some books students must obtain, find that anywhere for 75.00?

1.Medical Herbalism 101-Credit Hours 33-Text book, Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
Read chapter 25-Herbal actions-Student will read chapter-write a 2,000 word paper -a test will be given.

2. Herbs in The Bible Advanced-Credit Hours 33-Text book,Text book 1-Dukes Herbs of Bible-This is not a cheap book, look around, find it used, or look on line for a PDF. -Student will pic 10 herbs from this massive book and do a full monogram on them.-, A Test Is Given

3.Intro to Anatomy-credit hours 33-Student will take a study free Alison school, turn in doc you are awarded- free when done, self study. Alison tries to get you to pay for a hard copy, student is to do the course and you are emailed a doc saying passed.
Student is recommend to obtain a cheap book, a quick over view of A&P-, cliff's notes on AP.-Text Book-A&P by D'Abaldo Herbal School.

Link to Alison Online AP

4.Intro to Physiology-Credit hours 33-Course at Alison's online, free, student does the course, turns in free doc they give. Website link will be given in the individual course outline -Text The Nervous System by D'abaldo Herbals. ALISON Course on Human Nervous System,

5.Materia Medica 101-Credit Hours 33-Text book's for Materia medica 101 is-Text book 1.- Matthew Alfs 300 Herbs Their Indications and Contraindications A Materia Medica plus A Detailed Repertory (Conditions-to-Herbs)
Student will read pages-29 to 117- Text 2-The Materia Medica what is it PDF- Text 3-Medical Herbalisem Hoffmann Pg 522 to Page 597. Text 4. Herbal Intake 2 Examples, one template-Student writes a 2,000 paper- Test given

6.Materia Medica 102-Credit Hours 33-Text book's- Text 1-Medical Herbalisem Hoffmann Chapters 12 to 24-Text A 3,000 word paper and a Test given

7.Terminology Herbal- Advanced-Credit Hours 33-Text 1 40 herbal actions -by Green-Text 2 HERBAL TERMINOLOGY- PDF-Test Given

8.Terminology Medical-Advanced-Credit Hours 33-Text book's- Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, or a Medical Dictionary of your choice. For the price on thrift books I feel Stedman’s is the best text book on the subject by far. -Test will be given-A PDF is given and its a big reference book , like Steadman's , but different. Introduction to Medical Terminology-It is over 700 pages so its long an to be used as a reference book.

9.Botany 101-Credit Hours 33-Text Doc Basic slide show type doc-Text 1-Botany Basics a Introduction by-Rhoda Burrows-Test Given

10.Law and Ethics-Credit Hours 33-Text 1. PDF by Master Herbalist Dan Abaldo,-Text 2 Doc-Herbalists' guidelines for avoiding the practice of medicine-Text 3. Ethics Proffionalisem Read Page's 111 to Page 120 -2,000 word paper-A Test given.

11.Clinical Lab-Credit Hours 33-Text book's are

Bartram’s Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine
Richard Whelan N.Z. Work on herb clinic and use of herbs-Modern.
Two videos-1. How to do an online herbal intake-2. Follow up visit online. Student Will learn tongue, Pulse, observation,-Shown in two Videos also a PDF-3,000 word paper, a Test will be given-This builds on what the student learned from course 6-The Materia Medica 102.

12.Basic Bio-Chemistry-Credit Hours 33-Book's- Bio Chemistry By Dabaldo Herbal School.- text book 2-Medical Herbalisem Chapter 2 to 11- Student will be given a test.

13.Basic Pharmacy-Credit Hours 33-text 1.PDF Herb-Drug Interaction Chart -Text 2. PDR for herbal medicine 4th ed. A reference book to use in your herbal library. Student will learn Drug Herb interactions- Text 3- Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine By- C.Hobbs and K.Kraft- Herb drug Interactions, contraintications, side effects- safety- pharmacology, A test will be given.
This is not strictly Pharmacy It is pharmacy you can use by learning herb safety, RX interactions, you will not learn Pharmaceutical math, but use it as applied subject matter to a real world, herbal use. Student 2,000 word paper-A Test Given

14.Lab 102-Credit hours 33-This is a unique course it is like when your doing a Masters in Business. In that degree the student always works on a fictitious business, the student will work on a fictitious herb business, clinic, sales, whatever the student chooses. A business plan a dream and it could become your actual Herb Business plan. No text book, use other courses esp. course 10, law and ethics to use in this lab.

15. Final Exam and Paper-Credit Hours 33-Paper 5,000 words-Final exam

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tongue Diagnosis By Looking Pt 5

This is the 5th time I have posted information on tongue diagnosis, in tis video you learn this by observing.

 Diagnosis by Looking - Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson talks about how visual diagnosis in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) can be a powerful tool in determining imbalances in the body. Paul Johnson (Lecturer at CNM) is a registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist who runs his own practice in Surrey. Learn more about him here

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monsanto Employing Troll Army To Silence Online Dissent?

Published on May 15, 2017


New court documents allege that Monsanto is employing an army of internet trolls to literally "Let Nothing Go"--no article, no comment, no social media post is to be left unanswered by these third party proxies. Find out about the court case from which these documents have emerged, the history and context of the accusations, and what it all means in today's thought for the day.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Understanding Compounds & Solvents-Short Example

Alkaloids: alcohol, water, vinegar-Some alkaloid salts can be extracted by water.

Glycosides: water, alcohol

Flavinoids: water, alcohol

Saponins: water, alcohol

Tannins: glycerin, water, alcohol

Mucilage: water

Polysaccharides: water

Minerals/trace elements: water, vinegar

Vitamins: water

Resins: alcohol, oil

As you can see… water works for almost all chemical compounds except resins. So if you wanted to get one of the above compounds from your herbs… water would be a good solvent to use, Aside from essential oils and most alkaloids. Alkaloids many times, are what we want to extract with everything else-So it must be alcohol and water.

Want some serious study of alkaloid's, see these two links.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Check These Two Data Base Sites Out -Herb monographs and Herb Constituents and More

There are two sites online that will assist in your herbal studies.

I use Dr Duke's site, science of plant chemicals and more, the other is a herb monograph site, it is a good place, there are other sites that list by plant name, that give you short herbal monographs this is one of them.

One thing I do a lot is look for free herbal books and free online resources. I posted where to find herb-medical books free on line link at,

Now these two online site's are of great use for deeper herbal studies.

On line herb monograph site;

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Enthnobotantical Databases

I took two screen shots to post, one of each , the home page.
Book mark these very useful sites today, happy learning. 

Update: I wanted to also give two other excellent herb study links.     Another great herb monograph site

Second is Monographs and writings of David Hoffmann outstanding stuff-not Christian as most are not, but great site link.Author of The Medical Herbalisem the best book in years, used in the school. All in study of herbs should have this book I feel it is a must price around 40-45.00 top A+ book.