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I, Sitting Owl, would just like to remind readers that ‘cooking’ can refer to any transformation with fire, including the spiritual transformations from the kundalini fire.


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The Experience of My First

Inipi Ceremony or Sweat Lodge

Before The Lodge

It just so happens that the place where the Lodge is is the exact spot where friends and I came to do meditation and relaxing with nature and Mother Earth in about 1968-1969. Sitting Owl directed while I helped to set up and prepare the lodge and Grandfather Fire. While the Grandfather Stone people where being reheated, Sitting Owl’s prayers of Gratitude to Great Spirit inspired me to do the same. Then I sat down to bring myself into a relaxed meditative state of consciousness. I began talking about the auras of trees and how they seem to pulsate with white light and a golden outline as if they’re breathing. This was to assist Sitting Owl in opening his third eye, inner eye, mind’s eye or mind screen, and to enhance my own experience in the lodge. The Stone People were red hot now, so we smudged ourselves and went on in to commune with Wakan Tanka and his helpers.

The First Round

Before Sitting Owl closed the lodge door I was already sweating my guts out [For overseas readers that means sweating profusely. Ed.] And then he put some water on the stones. When Sitting Owl sang the welcoming song my third eye opened and I saw specks of rainbow coloured tiny stars of energy. When Sitting Owl had finished singing I saw a whirling golden orange coloured vortex of energy, like a funnel, coming from outside the lodge, through the roof and into the Stone People pit. Circular waves then pulsated from the pit and lit up the whole lodge. When I described that to Sitting Owl, he said that it was probably the Great Spirit entering the lodge. Then I saw a huge silhouetted bear with a golden coloured outline, and then I saw an eagle circling the roof of the lodge from where Spirit came in. While Sitting Owl was explaining the significance of these visions, the lodge was so hot that I almost blacked out. Thank Great Spirit; Sitting Owl then opened the door to end the first round.

The Second Round

As Sitting Owl was introducing the subject for this round’s prayers, being the four directions and there associated elements, I had to concentrate on doing yogi breathing to keep myself from blacking out. At one stage I had a vision of a deer’s head with antlers, later Sitting Owl explained deer as the medicine of gentleness. While Sitting Owl was finishing his prayers I felt heaviness on the top of my head like wearing a crown. I realised that this was Great Spirit helping to heal my chronic inner ear infection that I have had for ten years. With my clairaudience I heard Great Spirit say, “Help me heal you”, so I immediately put my Rieki hands over my left ear and left throat, meanwhile I was still almost blacking out. With my inner vision I then saw Great Spirit, in the form of golden light, swirling around my inner ear.
I then just managed to say some prayers before finishing the round. We were both so in need of fresh air that once the door was open we both collapsed with our heads hanging out gasping for air. This was not a painful experience, because it was actually quite blissful and wonderful.

The Third Round

I was so blissed out during this round that I just laid down while Sitting Owl said prayers for the two-leggeds. Then, I just managed to sit up to say my own prayers for the two-leggeds. While David waited for the steam to take my prayers up to the Great Spirit I had visions of a green and brown coloured turtle and an ambrosia coloured butterfly with a golden outline. Sitting Owl explained that turtle is Mother Earth and butterfly is transformation. Again we both collapsed with our heads hanging out gasping for air.

The Forth and last Round

In this round we sang some songs. And when Sitting Owl sang the departing song in the Lakota language I could see the song coming from him like bubbles of silvery white clouds. After that I had a vision of a spider and then a purple spotted beetle. It was as if after the Great Spirit had left the lodge I saw white and golden doves circling out through the roof. While I was waiting for Sitting Owl to leave the lodge and thank Maka (Mother Earth), and as I did some deep breathing, I experienced ecstatic physical tingling over my entire body, right down to my bones. As I was departing, and just after I had given thanks to Mother Earth, I again saw the purple spotted beetle. While I waited for Sitting Owl to cut the cord of his rebirth (Splash water over his body to ground himself) I was on my hands and knees gasping for air, still half in the lodge.
However, even the cutting of my own cord was a groovy and blissful experience. By the way, cold water on a hot body and chest boosts the immune system by increasing the ‘T’ cell (white cell) production, thus healing any infection of body.

After the Lodge

This is when we sat around the Sacred Fire feasting on the offering fruits from the altar, and we quickly recovered as we debriefed, giving thanks to the Great Spirit for the awesome and FANTASTIC!! Experience of my first sweat.

Epilogue

As I entered my tent to sleep I was still seeing visions of speckles of light and a spider and its web. As I collapsed on my bed in a state of ecstatic bliss saying thank you to mama and papa, I realised that Great Spirit was still with me, always has been, and always will be. And I’ll be back for many more sweats, as I am still in awe over this technique of communing with the Great Spirit. So Sitting Owl is also a pretty good cook, through him the Great Spirit cooked me up pretty good! I feel more balanced, grounded, focused and whole; and I’m looking forward to the next journey. I recommend this same experience for everyone in the world.


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Materials of Medicine

(Home Herbal Medicine)

By: Colin Hill (Smiling Snake)
(The Ditch Wizard or Herb and Food Shaman)

Links and List of Herbs:

More yet to come, so keep watching this page.

 

CREDITS:

Colin Hill (Laughing Snake) has sourced his work from: Jethro Kloss (Author of: ‘Back to Eden') and the Queensland Institute of Natural Science for the course: ‘Herbal Medicine’. Sitting Owl has added just a little to this work by cross-referencing from many sources, especially ‘Kitchen Pharmacy’ by Rose Elliot and Carlo De Paoli, and a variety of writings from Dr Maurice Blackmore (founder of Blackmores Laboratories)

How to Use the Herbs

As the following information is simply a collection of information, it is recommended that if problems persist or if there is any doubt you seek advice from a professional medical or naturopathic practitioner. All the herbs in this book can be cultivated in a home garden, and an organic garden is preferred.

Warning on dosages

When in doubt don’t. Please check with one of the many herbalists available for correct uses and dosages.

Tisane or Infusions

These are made by pouring boiling water on the fresh or dried herbs and allowing a few minutes to infuse, usually from five (5) to twelve (12) minutes. The strength varies with different herbs, and can be sweetened to taste with honey, raw, or brown sugar.

Brews or Decoctions

These are made by simmering the herb in water for ten (10) minutes. The proportions are the same as for the teas above. Boiling destroys the active principle or ingredient of some herbs and these are better taken as teas or eaten raw in salads and other food dishes. Dosage varies, but it is difficult to take an overdose of any of the herbs in this book. Herbal medicines act gently and slowly. Instant miraculous cures are as unlikely as harmful side effects. The curative properties of these herbs have been known and described for centuries, so are tried and true. It is recommended that you begin with a smallest dose and gradually increase it This is a hot or cold pack applied to the skin, often over a wound or other damage. It is made by mixing hot water with chopped or ground herbs in a muslin (cotton gauze) bag, often used to draw pus and other debris from a wound. Onion, Linseed and Comfrey are particularly suited to this technique



Parsley

for the Nerves

(Petroselinum)

Therapeutic actions of the leaves and stems:

Neutral to cooling (Slightly Yin)

DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
NUTRITIVE: High Vitamin and Mineral content.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.
APPETITE: Increases appetite for food.
DEPURATIVE: To purify the blood (Chrophyill).
EMMENAGOGUE: Promotes menstrual discharge.
CULINARY: To give flavouring to foods, particularly salads and sauces.

Therapeutic actions of seeds:

DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.  
Helps to prevent cancer.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.
APPETITE: Increases appetite for food.  Helps children in the growing process.

Parsley cleanses and enriches the blood, which makes it good for helping to reduce skin disorders; and the high content of iron along with oestrogen-like substances make it good for weak anaemic women with scanty periods.  Parsley also helps with digestion and Rheumatism.

Freshly expressed juice: 1 Teaspoon to ½ a cup of water, vitamised with the fibre strained off.  ONLY ONE (1) CUP PER DAY taken in the morning helps with voice loss and asthma.  Also a remedy for intermittent fever.

Parsley Tea: About 3 sprigs to 1 cup of boiling water.  Leave for 10 minutes, then strain and drink before retiring for bed.  This is an excellent remedy for kidney and bladder troubles, menstrual colic, and relieves rheumatism.

Note: Because it increases the menstrual flow, parsley should not be taken in the form of tea during pregnancy or by women with heavy periods, although it can still be used as flavouring in foods.

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Oregano

for the Circulatory System

(Oreganum vulgare)

Therapeutic actions of leaves, stems and roots:

Warming (Slightly Yang)

TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.

EXPECTORANT: Promotes discharges from the chest and lungs.
DIGESTIVE: Increases the tone of the stomach and aids digestion.
SUDORIFIC: Produces or increases sweat.
NERVINE: Acts as a nerve sedative, calming the nerves and combating stress.
PECTORAL: Helps remedy the complaints of the chest and lungs.
STOMACHIC: Strengthens the stomach and its digestive system.
ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.
AROMATIC: Having an agreeable odour with a stimulating quality.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.

Therapeutic action of oil:

RUBEFACIENT: (To rub in). Used as a liniment.

Oregano, as well as having a natural antibiotic action, also has a powerful action on the respiratory and digestive systems, so it therefore eases colds and flues of the cold shivery type. It is given to relieve cramps, for the relief of painful menstruation, and for catarrh (inflammation of mucous membrane) of the air passages, head colds, and asthma.

Tea of Oregano: 1oz (approx. 30 grams) of freshly picked or dried leaves to 1 pint (approx. ½ litre) of boiling water.

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Sage

for the Lymphatic System

(Salvia Officinalus)

Therapeutic action of leaves:

Neutral to warm (Tones both Yin and Yang)

TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.

VULNERARY: A remedy for wounds.
HAEMOSTATIC: Stops bleeding.
CORDIAL: Beneficial to the heart.
NERVINE: Acts as a nerve sedative, calming the nerves and combating stress.
DISINFECTANT: Cleanses infection by destroying or inhibiting the activity of disease producing micro-organisms.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
FEBRIFUGE: Drives away or removes fever.
ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.
DIGESTIVE: Increases the tone of the stomach and aids digestion.
AROMATIC: Having an agreeable odour with a stimulating quality.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.

Sage is one of the finest prophylactics (antibiotics), fighting against infectious diseases. It is a thousand times more beneficial to the human cell than any synthetic antibiotic as it destroys the invading bacteria, but not the essential healthy bacteria, which protect against further infections. As a result Sage helps with almost any biological system especially the immune system and digestive system.

Sage is an excellent remedy for all throat infections and the essential oil can also be rubbed around the throat area. And it is also a fine brain tonic, useful for concentration.

Sage Tea: 1oz (approx. 30 grams) of fresh or dried sage leaves to 1 pint (approx. ½ litre) of boiling water. Leave for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink when needed for all infections of the throat, tonsils, laryngitis etc. It is a remedy for pleurisy and pneumonia; hence it is good for the lungs. It relieves wind and cramps of the stomach and will help alleviate diarrhoea. Sage also quietens the nerves and makes for a sound sleep.
Sage Gargle: 30g of fresh or dried leaves to ½ l of water. Boil for five (5) minutes, strain and cool. Add some honey to improve the taste.

NOTE: Because it encourages menstruation, sage is not recommended as a tea or rub during pregnancy and heavy periods. As with all herbal preparations of teas, three (3) cups a day for three (3) weeks is sufficient, as overuse or abuse causes reverse effects.

Sitting Owl uses a sprinkle on the tomato along with the salt and pepper for his salad sandwiches.

NB: It was the Bear that gave man his knowledge of herbal medicine. Man observed the bear eating certain plants when he was suffering a particular problem.

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Peppermint

for Digestion

(Mentha piperita)

Therapeutic actions of the leaves:

STOMACHIC: Strengthens the stomach and its digestive system.
ANODYNE: Allays (represses), soothes or mitigates pain. Sooths or relieves pain (PAIN KILLER)
TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.
ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.
AROMATIC: Having an agreeable odour with a stimulating quality.
ANTISEPTIC: Corrects putrefaction and destroys bacteria.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.

Peppermint is the best-known STOMACHIC, so it is a good remedy for indigestion, flatulence, and digestive disturbances. Gather just after flowering. The flowers can be eaten too.

Peppermint Tea: ½ oz (approx. 15 grams) of fresh leaves to 1 pint (½ litre) of boiling water.

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Rosemary

for the Mental Faculties

(Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Therapeutic actions of leaves:

Warm to Hot (Yang)

TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.

BRAIN TONIC: Beneficial to the memory.
NERVINE: Acts as a nerve sedative, calming the nerves and combating stress.
HEART TONIC: Beneficial to the strength of the heart.
ANTISEPTIC: Corrects putrefaction and destroys bacteria.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
EMMENAGOGUE: Promotes menstrual discharge.
STOMACHIC: Strengthens the stomach and its digestive system.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
SUDORIFIC: Produces or increases sweat.
ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.
ABORTIVE: Produces premature childbirth.

Rosemary is an excellent brain tonic, which promotes memory; hence it is a good tea for anyone studying. It has a warming and moving (energy) action, so it raises the Yang. It is a proven remedy for digestive disorders, wind in the bowels, diseases of the abdominal organs, heart complaints, and dropsy. And it is a good tonic for the nerves. 
Rosemary Tea: 1oz (30g) of fresh or dried leaves to 1pt (½ litre) of boiling water. Drink 1 cup 3 times daily. As a stomachic, for those suffering from mild digestive upset, it may be made from 1oz (30g) of Peppermint leaves. It is good to have 1 cup in the morning or at night made from 1 sprig of Rosemary to 1 pint (½ litre) of boiling water, a slice of lemon, sweetened with honey.

Note: Rosemary should not be used where high blood pressure, ‘bursting’ headaches, or any hot disease is present.

WARNING: Rosemary should not be taken during pregnancy, due to its abortive quality.

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Thyme

for Circulation and Infections

(Thymus vulgaris)

Therapeutic actions of the whole herb:

Hot and dry (Yang)

ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.

ANTITUSSIVE: Relieves coughing.
TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.
EXPECTORANT: Promotes discharges from the chest and lungs.
CALMATIVE: A mild sedative for calming the nerves and combating stress.
ANTISEPTIC: Corrects putrefaction and destroys bacteria.
PECTORAL: Helps remedy the complaints of the chest and lungs.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
DEPURATIVE: A remedy to purify the blood.
NERVINE: Acts as a nerve sedative, calming the nerves and combating stress.
ANODYNE: Allays (represses), soothes or mitigates pain.

Thyme has been proven to be good at strengthening the heartbeat and increasing the metabolic rate. It also helps to get rid of bacteria and phlegm as well as cheering and warming the heart and lifting the spirit, so it is excellent for colds and bronchitis. Thyme put into a bath strengthens the body against infections and improves circulation. An old, tried and proven remedy for sprains, strains, swellings and bruising is to bath the affected body parts with an infusion of thyme.

Thyme Tea: ½ oz (approx. 15 grams) to 1 pint (½ litre) of boiling water, 3 times daily, or more if desired. This infusion is used for cramps in the abdomen, cramps due to period pains for women, colic, headaches, and catarrh conditions as well as stomach cramps. Double the dose for whooping cough.

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Marigold

for Open Wounds

(Calendula officinalis)

Therapeutic actions of flower petals:

Neutral to slightly warming (Tones both Yin and Yang)

DEPURATIVE: A remedy to purify the blood.
VERMIFUGE: Expels intestinal worms.
SUDORIFIC or DIAPHORETIC: Produces or increases sweat.
EMMENAGOGUE: Promotes menstrual discharge.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
COLOUR AGENT: Used in dyes.

Therapeutic actions of leaves, stem and root:

FEBRIFUGE: Drives away or removes fever.
TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
STYPTIC: Stops minor blood flow or arrests bleeding.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
SUDORIFIC: Produces or increases sweat.

Marigold or Calendula is a known preventative of cancer. Other known herbs that help the prevention of cancer are Beetroot, Horseradish, Angelica, and the Tree of Life.

It also soothes stagnant energy in the liver; and has a strong anti-inflammatory and healing action on the digestive system, so it is good for treating conditions like inflammation of the stomach and stomach ulcers, cysts, warts, gastritis, colic, diarrhoea, and irritable bowels. Marigold or Calendula is well known as beneficial to be added to all herbal combinations for all gynaecological problems, and the ointment form is good for rubbing on sore nipples as a result of initial breast-feeding. An infusion, or tea, of the flower petals is also used to remedy constipation, yellow jaundice, and scanty or delayed menstruation.

Marigold Tea: put 1oz (approx. 30 grams) of the petals in a teacup, fill with boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, cool, and drink 1 or 2 cups per day if necessary. For stomach ulcers, 1 tablespoon of the above tea every 2 hours.
The tincture (alcoholic solution of a medicine) of Calendula petals is the finest antiseptic known for open wounds; bleeding will stop and healing will start soon after application.

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Comfrey

for the Bones

(Symphytum Officinale)

Therapeutic actions of leaves and root:

ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
HAEMOSTATIC: Stops bleeding.
STYPTIC: Both ASTRINGENT and HAEMOSTATIC. (Both of the above).
EXPECTORANT: Promotes discharges from the chest and lungs.
VULNERARY: A remedy for wounds.
SEDATIVE: Allays (represses) irritability and irritations, and reduces pain.
DEMULCENT: Lessens the effects of irritation particularly of the mucous membrane.

Comfrey root preparation:
The root may be washed and boiled for 15 minutes, 1oz (approx. 30g) of fresh root to 1-½ pints (approx. ¾ litre) of water. 1 cup every 2 hours for broken bones, asthma, skin complaints, and lung infections. Of the dried root, 2oz (approx. 60g) should be used to 1½ pints (¾ l) of water. 

Comfreys, having the above properties make it useful for any type of healing, particularly of cartilage and bone. As an ointment it is very good for healing wounds and external ulcers. Internally it is good for treating inflammatory conditions and ulcers of the gastro-intestinal tract. Asthma sufferers may chew a few fresh leaves every day to get relief and build up resistance. For anaemia, the fresh or dried leaves may be used in an infusion of 1oz (30g) to 1pt (½ l) of boiling water, 1 cup 3 times daily.

Comfrey Poultices:
These may be made by bruising the leaves with the back of a knife, put a slightly damp towel around the leaves. Apply to the wound, sore muscle or swollen joint and leave on for 2 hours and then renew the poultice or give the patient a break for about 6 hours and then repeat. One may also steep the fresh leaves in boiling water as an alternative to bruising. The leaves can then be removed from the water, cooled, and applied in the same manner.

Injuries to the eyes are treated successfully by Comfrey. 1 teaspoon of freshly expressed juice from the leaves may be used in an eye bath of boiled or distilled water. Take both internally and externally for eye injuries.

After an accident, whether or not bones have been broken, Comfrey should be used for a few months. It will clear up whatever internal injuries there are. One warning must be given however. Do not give Comfrey to a person who has been in an accident for the first four days, as it has the quality to congeal blood. This may cause a blood clot, which, if it were to lodge in an artery, it could be dangerous.

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Garlic

for Colds and Flu

(Allium sativum)

Therapeutic actions of the whole herb:

Hot (Yang)

ANTISPASMODIC: Remedy for muscle spasms attended with pain.
TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.
EXPECTORANT: Promotes discharges from the chest and lungs.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
ANTISEPTIC: Corrects putrefaction and destroys bacteria.
SUDORIFIC or DIAPHORETIC: Produces or increases sweat.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
CULINARY: To give flavouring to foods, particularly salads and sauces.

Garlic is now widely known for its antibiotic, antibacterial antifungal, and antiviral effects. These qualities combined with its powerful expectorant and its warming and strengthening action on the respiratory system, makes it excellent for treating colds and flu of the chilliness type. Garlic also helps to eliminate harmful bacteria created by putrefaction of food in the gut due to slow digestion; it increases circulation, warming cold limbs, helps unclog blocked arteries, and lowers blood pressure

When using garlic for treatment, as opposed to a preventative, take 1 clove (segment) twice a day with lunch and dinner for up to 3 weeks.

NOTE: Garlic should not be taken when there is an excess of heat or inflammation in the body, especially in the digestive system, as in gastritis or ulcers.

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Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

for Everything

(Urtica Urens or Urtica Dioica)

KEY CONSTITUENTS:

SEED: Secretin. 
LEAF: Flavonoids (Quercetin); Amines (Histamine, Choline, Acetylcholine And Serotonin); Glucoquinone; Minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Silicic, Acid); Vitamin C; Lecithin; Chlorophyll; Enzymes.

Therapeutic actions of the whole herb:

Neutral to warm (Increases Yang)

DEPURATIVE: A remedy to purify the blood.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
TONIC: Increases strength or improves the general tone of the whole system.
STIMULANT: Quickens the physiological processes.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
DEPURATIVE: A remedy to purify the blood.
ANTINFLAMATORY: Reduces inflammation.
ANTIASTHMATIC and ANTIBRONCHIAL qualities.
HAEMOSTATIC: Stops bleeding.
ANODYNE: Allays (represses), soothes or mitigates pain (Pain Killer).
VERMIFUGE: Expels intestinal worms.
EMMENAGOGUE: Promotes menstrual discharge.

Nettle Tea with a sprig of Thyme is used for mild asthma relief and bronchial problems. The herb is also used as a remedy for kidney troubles and prevents scrofula, which is tuberculosis of the lymph nodes in the neck. Nettle will expel gravel from the bladder and increase the flow of urine. Used for neuralgia, a poultice of the fresh steeped leaves will relieve pain, but do not leave poultice on too long or over use for pain, this herb tends to blister the skin if over used. The tea of nettle increases the menstrual flow and it kills and expels worms. It is also used for diarrhoea, dysentery, piles or haemorrhoids, haemorrhages, gravel or stones, and anaemia. For chronic rheumatism, take the fresh bruised leaves and rub on the skin.

To make a decoction use one teaspoon to a cup of water and simmer on the stove for 10 minutes, strain and use. A tea made with the root of nettle will help in the first stage of dropsy. And it is used for haemorrhages from the urinary organs, lungs, intestines, nose, and stomach.

Use the boiled nettle leaves to stop bleeding almost immediately if applied externally.

Nettle tea is good for colds and flu, pleurisy, fever, and la grippe; is an old remedy for backache and is great for eczema. Use a tisane (tea) to help break up and expel phlegm from the lungs and stomach; clean out the urinary canal and the leaves alone increases breast milk production. It is good for acne and as a blood builder and purifier.
Use nettle tea or decoction for a skin, scalp, and hair tonic to bring back the natural colour of the hair; use as a last rinse when shampooing. Add a little apple cider vinegar to the fresh decoction for hair use, as it helps rid dandruff and brings back new life and natural lustre to hair.

To make a stronger decoction try making a decoction from the root and the leaves, as it reduces prostate enlargement. A strong decoction of this nettle herb can be used for atrophied parts of the body. Wash the herb all over the arms, legs, shoulders, anywhere there is wasted muscles. Bath in it for severe atrophy.

Use nettle tea for cleansing, detoxifying, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, mild asthma, nappy rash, insect bites, and the fresh expressed juice of the leaves to treat stinging nettle stings.

It is good to know that when the stinging varieties are dry it does not sting you! So please try not to stress about stinging nettle, use it, it has great medicinal virtues, the same as the non-stinging varieties.

Keep in mind that the herb nettle’s mineral content is high and is a great tonic for depleted and frayed nerves and is a restorative after long illness.

Also use the young freshly picked tender leaves with salad greens mixed with herb salad.

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Mulberry

for Fevers and Thirst

(Morus Nigra Family: Moraceae)

Therapeutic actions of the berry and juice:

Cooling (Yin)

NUTRITIVE: Serving to nourish.
REFRIGERANT: Cooling the body.
LAXATIVE: Relieving constipation.
DIURETIC: To excite the secretion of urine, or the driving off (reduction) of fluids.
ASTRINGENT: Contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges.
FEBRIFUGE: Drives away or removes fever.

The Mulberry tree is found in most states of Australia, as it is a very adaptable tree, which thrives in a cold climate as well as a subtropical one. The fruit or expressed juice makes an excellent tonic for those who are convalescing from febrile (fever) or infectious diseases, influenza etc. It is cooling to the blood and quenches thirst. In the sick room, when anyone has a fever, this drink is preferred for its tonic action and thirst quenching qualities over any other beverage. The leaves of the mulberry are used for rearing silkworms.

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Minerals

By: Dr. Maurice Blackmore

My theories began with an argument with a professor in medical school.  He admitted the presence of several trace minerals in human cells, but claimed that they were accidental and of no importance.

I could not believe or accept that they were either accidental or unnecessary.  These minerals are constant in normal cells – always present in the same amounts and proportions.  It did not take long to prove to my own satisfaction that when these minerals were in any way deficient, there was a disastrous alteration to the structure and function of the cells.

Here then, to me was one of the “missing links” in medicine.  And I have spent forty years producing proof after proof to support my original theory.

As my research progressed, it became evident to me that these minerals were in colloidal form, and that these colloidal minerals in various groups dictated the type of cells to be formed.

So far, we have only isolated 11 compounds that can help correct a deficiency of these colloidal minerals – they are called Celloids*.  There may be more, but these 11 cover a very wide field of deficiency symptoms.  They provide the key to direct repair, reconstruction or replacement of any particular type of cell, and thus any particular type of tissue.

Our research established a great host of symptoms that could be relieved by administering one or more of these compounds.  This indicates that the symptom is created by the effect of a deficiency of one or more of those compounds.

It also indicates something more important.  That is, that these symptoms are evidence of faulty structure and functioning of the cells.  Or, in other words, a vast array of disease symptoms is produced by colloidal mineral malnutrition.

One element only may be necessary, but usually the symptoms dictate the use of two, three, or four.  No type of cell depends entirely on one element alone, but if only one element is deficient in the cell, a degeneration or breakdown of the whole cell will result.

I should explain my unwillingness to depend on modern diet for supply of these colloidal minerals.  In the process of refining of foods a large percentage of these elements is lost.  This is known and, in some instances, efforts are made to replace the mineral loss.  The replacement minerals used, however, are not in their proper, naturally occurring form.

Large percentages are lost in processing and in cooking.  Hundreds of chemicals are being used in food today and, in my opinion, many of them can cause biological chemistry to deviate from its normal course.  Many of these chemicals could actually neutralise some of the natural mineral elements.  This is why I claim that modern diet is a hazardous source of supply of the essential minerals.

Therefore Blackmores Laboratories make Celloid* Mineral Therapies.  Regarding the foods that are high in colloidal form refer to Colin’s chart 

For foods high in total minerals here is a table of total minerals giving the percentage. 

Beans
Almonds
Lentils
Oats
Dried figs
Dates
Barley
Peas
Olives
Spinach
Walnuts
3.26
3.10
3.04
3.02
2.86
2.72
2.70
2.58
2.34
2.10
2.03
Whole flour
Rye
Cabbage
Fish
Corn
Raisins
Potatoes
Eggs
Meat
Lettuce
Unpolished rice
2.00
1.81
1.64
1.60
1.51
1.50
1.10
1.10
1.10
1.03
1.00
Coconuts
Carrots
Cauliflower
Strawberries
Radishes
Prunes
Cows milk
Cherries
Onions
Asparagus
Apples
1.00
.90
.83
.80
.74
.71
.71
.70
.70
.54
.50


Symptoms of Deficiencies in Cell Salts

Compiled By: Colin Hill (Smiling Snake) & Sitting Owl 
From Dr Maurice Blackmore's writings & other sources.
Potassium 
Phosphate
K2 Hpo4 KALI 
PHOS
Aries

Function: Nerve Nutrient
Controls grey matter of the brain and nerve cells. It supplies the energy for sensitivity to light, heat, and moisture. 

Accelerates every functional activity. 
Complaints: 
Nerve and brain weaknesses, exhaustion, and depression. 

Crying moods and Hysteria. Irritability, Unreliability, Warped judgement, Blurred vision.

Sodium Sulphate Na2 So4 NAT
SULPH
Taurus

Function: Water Eliminator & Liver salt
Regulates water in the tissues and blood, stimulating glandular secretions. 

Complaints
Dropsy, Dysentery, Kidney and liver disorders and diabetes. Aching neck, Chills, Fever, Night sweats

Potassium 
Chloride
K Cl KALI 
MUR
Gemini

Function: Congestion Remover and Blood Conditioner
Holds Fibrin in solution form & regenerates endocrine glands. Forms brain cells. 

Complaints
White coating on tongue, All types of congestion, Infection, Chicken pox, Measles. Also heals: Lumps in uterus, ovaries, and breasts, Mouth ulcers, Epilepsy, Warts, Thrombosis, Jaundice. See also Ca So4

Calcium 
Fluoride
Ca F2 CALC 
FLUOR
Cancer

Function: Tissue Strengthener
Influences elastic fibres of connective tissues. Thus lack causes relaxed tissues.

Complaints
Varicose veins, Aneurisms, Haemorrhoids, Uterine displacement and ruptures, Cracks on skin, Encysted tumours, Hard swellings, Constipation. Tooth Decay, Curvature of spine, Weakened eyesight.

Magnesium
Phosphate
Mg Hpo4 MAG 
PHOS
Leo

Function: Nerve Relaxer & Pain reliever
Main constituent of white nerve fibres and controlling nerves.

Complaints
Many reflex actions and varied symptoms. Fits and Palsy, St Vitus dance, Chorea, Convulsions, Neuralgias, Colic, Trembling, Stammering, Stuttering.

Potassium 
Sulphate
K2 So4 KALI 
SULPH
Virgo

Function: Cell Oxygenator & Skin Salt
In small doses this seems to work miraculously when all other remedies fail.

Complaints
Yellow coating of tongue and yellow discharges. Any complaints including irrational fears. Thickening of body oils, Clogging of skin pores, Falling hair and dandruff, Insufficient bile.

Sodium 
Phosphate
Na2 Hpo4 NAT 
PHOS
Libra

Function: Acid Neutraliser
Every human function and chemistry, especially decomposing lactic acid.

Complaints
Acidity problems, Rheumatism, Gastric troubles, Gall stones, Jaundice. Early signs of acidity is a creamy tongue at the back.

Calcium 
Sulphate
Ca So4 CAL 
SULPH
Scorpio

Function: Blood Purifier
To destroy worn out blood corpuscles in the liver. Often works when other remedies fail. Thickening of FIBRIN, slowing blood circulation, thus not eliminating excess fibrin.

Complaints
Ulcers, Abscesses, Catarrhs, Lung troubles, Boils, and Carbuncles. Mucous, Pleurisy, Pimples.

Silicon 
Dioxide
Si O2 SILICEA Sagittarius

Function: Toxic Eliminator and Calcium Re-organiser
It helps cure some lumps and tumours. It is a constituent of connective tissue.

Complaints
Arthritis, Nervous symptoms, and some Paralysis. Also heals: Ligament, cartilage, and tendon damage. Abscesses Hip joint disease, Spina bifida, Spinal curvature, Whitlow. Weak nails, Poor skin.

Calcium 
Phosphate
Ca Hpo4 CAL 
PHOS
Capricorn

Function: Cell Builder
Cell growth, particularly bone cells. NB: Pregnancy.

Complaints
Anaemia, Malnutrition Nephritis, Catarrhs, Pimples, Freckles, Eczema, Sores, Coldness, Numbness, and Cramps in the calves. Nerve irritation, Indigestion, Rheumatism.

Sodium 
Chloride
Na2 Cl NAT 
MUR
Aquarius

Function: Water Distributor
Complaints
Any water or fluid in excess or deficient anywhere in the body.

Iron 
Phosphate
Fe Po4 FERR 
PHOS
Pisces

Function: Inflammation Remover
To carry oxygen to all cells. Therefore a deficiency increases blood flow trying to supply oxygen.

Complaints
Fever Inflammation, Rupture of blood vessels, Haemorrhage, Diarrhoea, Colds, Flues, Fevers, Infections. Pneumonia, Glandular ulceration, Dropsy, Diphtheria, Mumps, Croup.

Cell Salt in Colloidal form: 
FOOD GUIDE TO THE STARS
Compiled By: Colin Hill (Smiling Snake) & Sitting Owl
Potassium 
Phosphate
K2 Hpo4 KALI 
PHOS
Aries

Brewers yeast, Torula yeast, Soya grits, Soya milk, Soya beans, Wheat germ, Wheat bran, Sunflower seeds, Chick peas, Lentils, Raw unsalted nuts, Almonds, Brazil nuts, Pistachios, Rye sprouts, Dandelions, Maragram, Oregano, Marjoram.

Sodium Sulphate Na2 So4 NAT
SULPH
Taurus

Low in salt fatty acids and Cholesterol, Fresh salad and vegetables, Celery, Carrots, Dried fruits, Figs, Resins, Sultanas, Fresh fruits for breakfast is beneficial.

Potassium 
Chloride
K Cl KALI 
MUR
Gemini

Kelp, Brewers yeast, Avocados, Coconut, Meat, Dried fruit, Fresh vegetables, Asparagus, Cabbage, Carob, Celery, Egg plant, Koh rabi, Parsnip, Tomato, Lettuce.

Calcium 
Fluoride
Ca F2 CALC 
FLUOR
Cancer

Green vegetables, Carrots, Raw unsalted nuts, Mild cheese (especially Cottage cheese).

Magnesium
Phosphate
Mg Hpo4 MAG
PHOS
Leo Rice, Bran, Barley, Wheat germ, Seeds, Raw unsalted nuts, Brewers yeast, Torula yeast, Soya beans, Soya milk, Soya grits, Rolled oats, Rye, Millet, Lentils, Molasses, String beans, Watercress, Senna, Peppermint. DO AVOID: Tea and Coffee, Excessive protein, Rich foods, Chocolate, Sweets, Alcohol, and White flour.
Potassium
Sulphate
K2 So4 KALI
SULPH
Virgo Sprouts, Green vegetables, Brussel sprouts, Watercress, Deep sea kelp, Brazil nuts, Hazel nuts, Chestnuts, Dried figs, Resins, Avocado, Carrots, Corn, Egg plant.
Sodium
Phosphate
Na2 Hpo4 NAT
PHOS
Libra Egg yolks, Raw salads, Celery, Beetroot, Carrots, Brewers yeast, Dried fruits, Figs, Resins, Sultanas, Sunflower seeds. DO AVOID: White sugar, White flour, Canned foods, Tea and Coffee, Carbonated beverages.
Calcium
Sulphate
Ca So4 CAL
SULPH
Scorpio Natural cheeses, Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, Green vegetables, Parsley, Watercress, Molasses, Raw unsalted nuts, Brazil nuts, Dried fruits, Figs, Fresh egg yolks, Sunflower seeds.
Silicon
Dioxide
Si O2 SILICEA Sagittarius Oats, All greens, Lettuce, Parsley, Asparagus, Cucumber, Strawberries, Sunflower seeds, Raw pumpkin seeds, Pepitas, Dried figs, Sun dried apricots, Borage.
Calcium
Phosphate
Ca Hpo4 CAL
PHOS
Capricorn Brewers yeast, Torula yeast, Swiss cheeses, Cheddar cheese, Raw unsalted nuts and seeds, Soya grits, Soya milk, Whey powder, Raw egg yolks, Broccoli, Green vegetables, Parsley.
Sodium
Chloride
Na2 Cl NAT
MUR
Aquarius Green vegetables, Celery, Beetroot, Carrots, Dried figs, Raisins, Sultanas, Egg yolks, Brewers yeast, Molasses, Apples, Huckleberries, Gooseberries, Strawberries.
Iron
Phosphate
Fe Po4 FERR
PHOS
Pisces Brewers yeast, Pepitas, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Soya beans, Soya grit, Soya milk, Wheat germ, Bran, Onions, Strawberries, Blackberries, Almonds, Pistachios, Pine nuts, Egg yolks, Sprouted seeds, Pulse and grains, Comfrey, Red clover.

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Colin's Recipes

Keep watching this space for some of Col's Cooking Recipes.

Jason’s (Smiling Snake’s son)

Potato, Cauliflower and Cabbage Soup

(To serve 4 – 6 ‘Earth People’)

Ingredients:
3 – 4 medium Potatoes, washed & diced.

1 Leek washed & diced.
½ of a Cauliflower washed and diced in big chunks.
¼ of a Cabbage, finely shredded.
Olive oil; Butter; Chicken stock powder; Nutmeg and Black Pepper. One clove of Garlic – finely diced; and a big dash (1/2 a cup) of fresh cream.
Leek, Garlic, Chicken powder, and cream are all optional, and can be easily substituted with your favourite choices.

Method:
In a large saucepan, on a moderate heat, melt two table spoons of butter, and two table spoons of olive oil. Now add all the diced vegetables, and stirring with a wooden spoon add the garlic, and stir for another minute. Next add one litre of veggie broth or chicken stock and the cream, and then season with nutmeg and black pepper (no more than two pinches of each spice). Now bring the soup to the boil, stirring with a wooden spoon. Then drop the heat down to a slow simmer, occasionally stirring for the next 20 – 40 minutes. Just before serving, mash with a potato masher then taste and re-season – maybe adding a dash of Worcestershire or soy sauce and a dash more cream. Reheat to the boil and serve with chopped chives and or parsley. Don’t forget those warm and delicious, crusty, buttered bread roles.


Bon-appetite.


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