Many health authorities believe that illness begins in the colon. Every cell, every organ is affected by the
condition of the colon. The best food, when it is not properly eliminated, is no better than the worst. A properly
functioning colon leads to health, happiness and longevity.
This formula was developed in the high Siberian mountain of Altai. People have used this tea for thousands of
years and have attained long life spans.
Stimulant, aromatic and carminative. The powdered fruit, fluid extract and oil are chiefly used medicinally
as flavouring to disguise the taste of active purgatives and correct their griping tendencies. It is an ingredient
of the following compound preparations of the Pharmacopceia: confection, syrup and tincture of senna, and tincture
and syrup of Rhubarb, and enters also into compounds with angelica gentian, jalap, quassia and lavender. As a
corrigent to senna, it is considered superior to other aromatics. If used too freely the seeds become narcotic.
Coriander water was formerly much esteemed as a carminative for windy colic.
Diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. Yarrow Tea is a good remedy for severe colds, being
most useful in the commencement of fevers, and in cases of obstructed perspiration. The infusion is made with
1 OZ. of dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water, drunk warm, in wineglassful doses. It may be sweetened with sugar,
honey or treacle, adding a little Cayenne Pepper, and to each dose a teaspoonful of Composition Essence. It opens
the pores freely and purifies the blood, and is recommended in the early stages of children's colds, and in measles
and other eruptive diseases. A decoction of the whole plant is employed for bleeding piles, and is good for kidney
disorders. It has the reputation also of being a preventative of baldness, if the head be washed with it.
Softens the stool, and thus, Buckthorn is used by people with anal fissures and hemorrhoids, and those who've
recently undergone rectal surgery. It's also used as a cleansing agent prior to diagnostic exams. In folk medicine,
it's used as a diuretic to flush excess water from the body. Buckthorn works by stimulating the colon. This action
tends to reduce liquid absorption by moving food more quickly through the intestines.
Helps improve adrenal function, stabilizes the blood sugar level, stimulates the production of cortisone, cleanses
lungs, which is good for respiratory congestion. Decreases muscle or skeletal spasms.
Purgative. Its action being chiefly on the lower bowel, it is especially suitable in habitual costiveness. It
increases the peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. Its active principle
must pass out of the system in the secretions unaltered, for when Senna is taken by nurses, the suckling infant
becomes purged. It acts neither as a sedative nor as a refrigerant, but has a slight, stimulating influence. In
addition to the nauseating taste, it is apt to cause sickness, and griping pains, so that few can take it alone;
but these characteristics can be overcome or removed, when it is well adapted for children, elderly persons, and
delicate women. The colouring matter is absorbable, and twenty or thirty minutes after the ingestion of the drug
it appears in the urine, and may be recognized by a red colour on the addition of ammonia.
Plantain Leaves (Plantago Major)
Aucuban, an active substance in Plantain leaf, is known to neutralize tobacco poisons. Plantain leaf is useful
in treating chronic lung problems, and is rich in calcium, potassium, sulfur, trace minerals and vitamins C, K
and B. One of the most common plants used for coughing, wheezing, irritation. Contains iridoids, acubain, flavonoids,
mucilage, tannins. Herb soothes inflamed and sore membranes, making it ideal for coughs and bronchitis.
Alterative, diuretic, purgative. It is used in jaundice, eczema, scrofulous diseases, etc., the infusion of
1 OZ. of the dried herb to a pint of boiling water being taken in wineglassful doses. The infusion is a cordial
and greatly promotes perspiration. The addition of a few aniseeds in making a decoction of the herb in wine has
been held to increase its efficacy in removing obstructions of the liver and gall.