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Madame Mora’s Herbal, Lesson 2

Please remember, the information in this class is a look at herbal therapies that may show promise as adjunctive treatments to conventional medical approaches, and is not meant to give specific recommendations or advise for the treatment of a specific illness, nor is it intended to be a replacement for good medical diagnosis and treatment.

Lesson 2

Cold and Flu Fighters

Each of these herbs is shown to be an expectorant as well as serving other functions.  As well as being shown to fight against bronchitis, colds, cough, and fever (ephemeral, intermittent, rheumatic).

?  Elder (Sambucus Canadensis) – antiviral – also shown to treat ear infections, headache, mucus, pneumonia, respiratory conditions, sinusitis, sore throat, and tonsillitis. Part: berries

?  Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globullus) – antibiotic – also shows to treat asthma, croup, nausea, respiratory conditions, sinusitis, and whooping cough. Part: oil

?  Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) – antibiotic, antihistamine – also shown to treat allergies, appetite loss, chills, earache, headache, influenza, mucus, nausea, sinusitis, vomiting, and wheezing. Part: leaves

?  Lovage (Osha) root (Ligusticum Offinale) – antiviral – also shown to treat headache, influenza, mucus, nausea, sinusitis, sore throat, and vomiting. Part: root

?  Mint (Mentha Offininalis) preferably Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) – antibiotic – also shown to treat abdominal pain, anxiety, appetite loss, chills, constipation, diarrhea, influenza, nausea, respiratory conditions, sore throat, and vomiting.  Part: leaves

Assignment 2: Take the 4 herbs and prepare a tea like in assignment one.  Take just a taste unless you are already ill.  Take the remaining water and pore it into either a glass or ceramic bowl and add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil, place a towel over your head and breath in the fumes for about 30 seconds (if you have need of the sinus clearing affects breath the fumes for 2 minute intervals until the water cools).

Email me what you find out about how these remedies feel in the body.

Also, I would like a 2 paragraph paper comparing the immunity boosting tea to this illness fighting tea.   Email your finding to [email protected]