A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Blue Vervain, Skullcap and Lobelia

Other Names: Blue Cohosh, Papoose Root, Squawroot, Blueberry Root, Fairy Candle, Beechdrops, Blue Ginseng, Yellow Ginseng, Caulophyllum Thalictroides
Traditional Usages: Used to promote uterine contractions during labour, Female Problems, Relieve uterine inflammations during Menstruation, Arthritis, Intestinal Worm Infestation, Dehydration, Menstrual Ailments, Anxiety, Prevent Premature labour and miscarriage, For persistent amenorrhea - women missing 3 periods in a row, To increase menstrual flow, Painful inflammation of the vagina - internally, Adolescent leucorrhoea - a whitish or yellowish discharge from the vagina, Acute Rheumatic pains of the menopause
Resources: Canada, US, Northeast Asia
Parts Used: Root, Rhizome
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy

Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Blue Vervain, Skullcap and Lobelia - Herbal remedy for Hiccup:  If you tend to suffer from hiccups you should prepare and keep something at hand. To make this concoction you will need one ounce each of: blue cohosh, black cohosh, blue vervain, skullcap and lobelia, cut or powdered. Place the herbs in a quart bottle and cover them with one pint of grain alcohol, 90 proof or stronger. Shake this mixture at least three times per day (make sure the lid is screwed on tight) for 14-days. On the last day, strain the mixture through a natural fiber cloth, such as cotton, wool or linen. Press out all the liquid and put it into dark bottles or keep it in a dark place. When you get the hiccups, drink a few drops of this formula.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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