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ALLERGIES




BASIC INFORMATION


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DESCRIPTION

An allergy is an inappropriate response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful. Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system. People who have allergies have a hyper-alert immune system that overreacts to a substance in the environment called an allergen. Exposure to what is normally a harmless substance, such as pollen, causes the immune system to react as if the substance is harmful. The immune-system is the highly complex defense mechanism that helps us to combat infections. It does this by identifying "foreign invaders" and mobilizing the body's white blood cells to fight them. In some people, the immune system wrongly identifies a non-toxic substance as an invader, and the white blood cells overreact and do more damage to the body than the invader. In this way, the allergy response becomes a disease in itself. Allergies are a very common problem, affecting at least 2 out of every 10 Americans.

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THE ALLERGIC REACTION

When a person with a hyper-alert immune system is exposed to an allergen, a series of events takes place:
  • The body starts to produce a specific type of antibody, called IgE, to fight the allergen.
  • The antibodies attach to a form of blood cell called a mast cell. Mast cells are plentiful in the airways, and in the GI tract where allergens tend to enter the body.
  • The mast cells explode releasing a variety of chemicals including histamine, which causes most of the symptoms of an allergy, including itchiness or runny nose.
  • If the allergen is in the air, the allergic reaction will occur in the eyes, nose, and lungs. If the allergen is ingested, the allergic reaction will occur in the mouth, stomach, and intestines. Sometimes enough chemicals are released from the mast cells to cause a reaction throughout the body, such as hives, decreased blood pressure, shock, or loss of consciousness. This severe type of reaction is called anaphylaxis and can be life-threatening.

Allergy symptoms can be categorized as mild, moderate, or severe (anaphylactic).

  • Mild reactions include those symptoms that affect a specific area of the body such as a rash or hives, itchy, watery eyes, and some congestion. Mild reactions do not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Moderate reactions include symptoms that spread to other parts of the body. These may include itchiness or difficulty breathing.
  • A severe reaction, called anaphylaxis, is a rare, life-threatening emergency in which the body's response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole body. It may begin with the sudden onset of itching of the eyes or face and within minutes progress to more serious symptoms, including varying degrees of swellings that can make breathing and swallowing difficult, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Mental confusion or dizziness may also be symptoms, since anaphylaxis causes a quick drop in blood pressure.





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    FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    COMMON ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

  • Nasal congestion.

  • Coughing.

  • Wheezing.

  • Itching.

  • Hives and other skin rashes.

  • Headache.

  • Fatigue.


  • Allergy symptoms can be categorized as mild, moderate, or severe.

    MILD ALLERGIC REACTIONS
    • Rash or hives.
    • Itchy, watery eyes.
    • Congestion.
    • Mild reactions do not spread to other parts of the body.

    MODERATE ALLERGIC REACTIONS

    Moderate reactions can include symptoms that spread to other parts of the body, including:
    • Itchiness.
    • Difficulty breathing.

    SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION (Anaphylaxis)

    Anaphylaxis is a rare, life-threatening emergency in which the body's response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole body. It may begin with sudden itching of the eyes or face and within minutes progress to more serious symptoms, including:
    • Varying degrees of swellings that can make breathing and swallowing difficult.
    • Abdominal pain.
    • Cramps.
    • Vomiting.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Mental confusion or dizziness.





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    CAUSES

    Most allergies are inherited, which means they are passed on to children by their parents. People inherit a tendency to be allergic, although not to any specific allergen. When one parent is allergic, their child has a 50 percent chance of having allergies. That risk jumps to 75 percent if both parents have allergies.

    ALLERGY TRIGGERS

    There are a number of different allergy-causing substances. The most common include pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain food and medication. If you have an allergy your symptoms can range from mild eye irritation and congestion to a more severe reaction causing swelling and difficulty breathing. And, if you have asthma, a reaction to any offending allergy-causing substance can worsen your asthma symptoms. But, there are steps you can take to prevent and treat allergy attacks when they occur.

    The substances that provoke allergic responses are called allergens. Almost any substance can cause an allergic reaction in someone somewhere in the world, but the most common allergens include:

  • Pollen (trees, grass, flowers). Exposure to pollen can trigger hay fever, or seasonal allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Treatments include over-the-counter and prescription antihistamines such as Benadryl, Clarinex, or Allegra, decongestants like Sudafed, nasal steroids like Beconase and Flonase, Nasalcrom and drugs that combine antihistamines and decongestants like Allegra-D, Claritin-D or Zyrtec. Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, are also an option. Prevent hay fever symptoms by staying indoors when pollen counts are high, closing windows, and using air conditioning.


  • Dust (dust mites). Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in house dust. House dust is a mixture of potentially allergenic materials including fibers from different fabrics, dander from animals, bacteria, mold or fungus spores, food particles, bits of plants, and others. Symptoms of dust mite allergy are similar to pollen allergy but often occur year round rather than just seasonally. Treatment may include medications such as antihistamines or decongestants. Prevent dust mite allergy by putting plastic covers over mattresses, using hypoallergenic pillows, washing sheets weekly in hot water and keeping all areas of the house, especially the bedroom, free of dust collecting stuffed animals, curtains, and carpet.


  • Certain metals (especially nickel). See Chemical Allergies and Chemical Poisoning for more information. Also see Aluminum Toxicity, Cadmium Toxicity, Copper Toxicity, Environmental Toxicity, Mercury Toxicity, Nickel Toxicity.


  • Latex. Rubber gloves are the most common offending product for people with a latex allergy, but a latex allergy can also be triggered by latex in condoms and certain medical devices. Symptoms of latex allergy include skin rash, hives, eye tearing and irritation, runny nose, sneezing, cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and itching of the skin or nose. Allergic reactions to latex can range from skin redness and itching to a much more serious reaction, called anaphylaxis which can cause difficulty breathing, hives, or sudden gastrointestinal problems. Treatments include removal of the latex product. To relieve symptoms, antihistamines or epinephrine will be given. If you have a latex allergy, it is important for you to wear a MedicAlert bracelet and carry an emergency epinephrine kit at all times. To prevent a latex reaction, sensitive individuals should avoid products containing latex.


  • Cosmetics (eye makeup, face creams, hand lotion, perfumes). See Chemical Allergies and Chemical Poisoning for more information.


  • Animal hair & dander (cat, dog, rats, mice, rabbits, sheep, horses, cows). Proteins secreted by oil glands in an animal's skin, as well as the proteins present in an animal's saliva, can cause allergic reactions in some people. Allergies to animals can take two or more years to develop and symptoms may not subside until months after ending contact with the animal. Symptoms include sneezing, congestion, and itchy and watery eyes. It can also cause skin rash and itching. Treatments include avoiding exposure to animals that cause your allergies when possible. Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal steroids, or others may be helpful. Immunotherapy may be recommended if your symptoms are chronic. Prevent allergies to pet dander by removing the pet from the home, or at least the bedroom. Keep pets off upholstered furniture, wash the pet weekly.


  • Animal feathers (birds). Allergic reactions are similar to animal hair and dander.


  • Lanolin (lamb skin, wool). Allergic reactions are similar to animal hair and dander.


  • Cockroaches can cause similar symptoms as animals. Symptoms include sneezing, congestion, and itchy and watery eyes. They may also cause swelling of tissues, respiratory problems, skin itching and pain. Treatments include avoiding exposure to insects that cause your allergies when possible. Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal steroids, or others may be helpful. Immunotherapy may be recommended if your symptoms are chronic. Cockroach allergy can be prevented by keeping trash in closed containers and taking it out regularly.


  • Insects and insect venom (bees, hornets, wasps, spiders, mites). Insect Stings: Everyone who gets stung by an insect will have pain, swelling, and redness around the sting site. However, people who are allergic to stings can have a severe or even life-threatening reaction. Symptoms of insect sting allergy include extensive swelling and redness from the sting or bite that may last a week or more, nausea, fatigue, and low-grade fever. On rare occasions, insect stings may cause a full-body allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, throat or mouth, wheezing or difficulty swallowing, restlessness and anxiety, rapid pulse, dizziness, or a sharp drop in blood pressure. For people who are severely allergic to insect stings, the medicine epinephrine should be administered soon after being stung to prevent the development of a life-threatening situation. Prevention is the best treatment. Minimize exposure to insects by not wearing brightly colored clothes and scented cosmetics and by keeping insecticide available, wearing shoes outdoors, and avoiding outdoor garbage. If you do get stung, remove the stinger. If you are at risk of anaphylaxis, get an epinephrine injection immediately. An oral antihistamine, like Benadryl, may be taken to reduce itching, swelling, and hives, and a pain-reliever may be taken and ice pack used to dull pain caused by the sting. Occasionally corticosteroid medicines are used to decrease swelling and inflammation. Allergy shots to prevent insect sting allergies are also available. Insects that cause allergic reactions include various bees, fire ants, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. See Bee Sting, Insect Bites, Insect Allergy, Snake Bite, Spider Bite for more information.


  • Plant Allergies. See Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac for more information.


  • Common drugs (penicillin, aspirin, sulfa drugs). Some people develop allergies to certain medications, such as penicillin or aspirin. Symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening and can include hives, skin rash, itchy skin or eyes, congestion, and swelling in the mouth and throat. The best treatment of drug allergies is to avoid the offending drug altogether; however, when exposed, treatment with antihistamines or steroids is recommended. For coughing and lung congestion, drugs called bronchodilators may be prescribed to widen the airways. For more serious symptoms epinephrine may be needed.


  • Food additives (benzoic acid and sulfur dioxide). See Chemical Allergies, Allergies, Detection of Food Allergies, and Allergies, Sulfite for more information.


  • Chemicals found in soap and washing powder. See Chemical Allergies for more information.


  • Molds. Many people are allergic to molds. Molds are parasitic, microscopic fungi with spores that float in the air like pollen. They are living organisms, neither animal nor insect, that thrive where no other life form can. Molds are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, living throughout the house - under the sink and in the bathroom, basement, refrigerator, and any other damp, dark place. They flourish in the air, in the soil, grass, on dead leaves in leaf piles, hay, mulch, or under mushrooms, and on other organic materials. Mold spores are carried by the wind and predominate in the summer and early fall. In warm climates they thrive all year round. Cutting grass, harvesting crops, or walking through tall vegetation can provoke a reaction. People repairing old furniture are also at risk. They may be destructive, but they are also beneficial. They help to make cheese, fertilizing gardens, and speed decaying of garbage and fallen leaves. Penicillin is made from molds. Symptoms of mold allergies can occur seasonally, especially in the summer and fall or year round if mold is in your home. Symptoms are like those of pollen and dust mite allergies and include sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and coughing. Treatments are the same as those for dust mites or pollen. Prevent mold allergies by avoiding activities that trigger symptoms, such as raking leaves. Keep windows and doors closed, and make sure moist places in the home, such as the basement and bathrooms, are well ventilated.


  • Foods. Food also can provoke allergic reactions. Some of the most common allergenic foods include chocolate, dairy products, eggs, shellfish, strawberries, wheat, and peanuts. Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same thing. A person with a food intolerance unable to digest and process that food correctly, usually due to a lack of a certain enzyme or enzymes. A food allergy, on the other hand, occurs when a person's immune system generates an antibody response to the ingested food. Food intolerance can lead to allergy, however, if particles of undigested food manage to enter the bloodstream and cause a reaction.


  • Some allergic reactions to food occur as soon as one starts chewing. Foods that are highly allergenic are easy to identify and eliminate from the diet. A delayed reaction is harder to detect. An irritating cough or tickle in the throat may be a sign of food allergy. A food allergic reaction usually occurs within minutes of eating the offending food and symptoms, which can include asthma, hives, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, itching and swelling in the area around the mouth, can be severe. The best treatment is to avoid the offending food altogether; but when exposed, treatment with antihistamines or steroids is recommended. In life-threatening situations, an epinephrine injection is needed to reverse symptoms. See Food Poisoning, Allergies, Detection of Food Allergies, and Allergies, Sulfite for more information.

    No one knows why some people are allergic to certain substances. However, allergies do run in families, and it is also believed that babies that are not breast fed are more likely to develop allergies. There may be an emotional cause to the problem as well; stress and anger, especially if the immune system is not functioning properly, are frequent contributing factors.





    DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT TYPES OF ALLERGIES


  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Asthma

  • Cosmetic Allergies

  • Drug allergies (Medication Allergies)

  • Eczema

  • Food Allergies

  • Mold Allergies

  • Hay Fever

  • Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)

  • Insect Sting Allergies

  • Latex

  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

  • Poison Plant Allergies

  • Sinusitis


  • ALLERGY TREATMENTS

  • Health Care Exam

  • Skin Testing For Allergies

  • Blood Testing For Allergies

  • Elimination Diet & Food Challenge Test

  • Controlled Food Challenge

  • Food Allergy Self Test

  • Allergy Considerations

  • Herbal, Nutritional, & Holistic Treatment

  • Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

  • Allergy Resources & Further Education





  • ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)



    ANAPHYLAXIS

    Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic response that is marked by swelling, hives, lowered blood pressure, and dilated blood vessels. In severe cases, a person will go into shock. Blood pressure drops severely and swelling occurs in the bronchial tissues of the lungs, causing the person to choke and lose consciousness. If anaphylactic shock isn't treated immediately, it can be fatal.

    This condition occurs when the immune system creates specific disease-fighting antibodies (called immunoglobulin E or IgE) toward a substance that is normally harmless, such as food. When you are first exposed to the substance, your body does not react, but it does produce the antibodies. When you are exposed to the substance again, the antibodies spring into action, releasing large amounts of a protein called histamine. Histamine causes the symptoms described above.

    SYMPTOMS OF ANAPHYLAXIS
      Anaphylaxis may begin with severe itching of the eyes or face and, within minutes, progress to more serious symptoms. These include swelling (which can cause swallowing and breathing difficulty), abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, hives and angioedema (hives in the throat).

      If you have symptoms of anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical attention immediately, as the condition can quickly result in an increased heart rate, sudden weakness, a drop in blood pressure, shock, and ultimately unconsciousness and death.

    COMMON CAUSES OF ANAPHYLAXIS
      Food is generally the most common cause of anaphylaxis. Common food triggers include peanuts, tree nuts (almond, walnut, hazel, Brazil, and cashews), shellfish (shrimp, lobster), dairy products, egg whites, and sesame seeds. Wasp or bee stings are also common causes of anaphylaxis.

      Exercise can also trigger anaphylaxis if the activity occurs after eating allergy-provoking food.

      Pollens and other inhaled allergens (allergy-causing substances) rarely cause anaphylaxis.

      Some substances can cause reactions - called anaphylactoid reactions - that are similar to and just as serious as anaphylaxis, but do not involve immunoglobulin E antibodies. Common causes are fish, latex, and some medications, such as penicillin and codeine.

    ANAPHYLAXIS DIAGNOSIS
      Anaphylaxis is diagnosed based on its symptoms. People with a history of allergic reactions may be at greater risk for developing a severe reaction in the future.

      Skin testing may help confirm the substances that cause severe allergic reactions. However, this type of test may not be recommended if you have reason to suspect that you will have an anaphylactic reaction to the substance.

    ANAPHYLAXIS TREATMENT
      There is only one effective treatment for anaphylaxis -- epinephrine by injection. Epinephrine is adrenaline and it rapidly reverses anaphylactic symptoms. It is typically given through an automatic injection device. The most common injection site is the thigh.

      If you are near someone who is going into anaphylactic shock, call for professional medical help immediately. CPR and other lifesaving measures may be required.

      In addition to epinephrine, treatment for shock includes intravenous fluids and medicines that support the actions of the heart and circulatory system. After a person in shock is stabilized, antihistamines may be given to further reduce symptoms.

    BEING PREPARED
      If you are allergic to bee stings or any substances that cause anaphylaxis, you should always be prepared. Ask your health care provider to prescribe an epinephrine injection kit and carry it with you at all times.

      Also, it is important that you inform your health care provider of any drug allergies before undergoing any type of medical treatment, including dental care.

      It is also a good idea to wear a MedicAlert bracelet or pendant, or carry a card that identifies your allergy. In cases of emergency, it could save your life.



    ASTHMA

    For most people, allergies are no more than another frustrating fact of life. But for people with asthma, or those who suffer severe allergic reactions, allergies can be life-threatening. In people with asthma, hypersensitivity to irritants results in mucus secretions and, in severe cases, inflammation, edema, and swelling of the bronchial tubes resulting in airway obstruction and breathing difficulties that can become severe very quickly. Asthma can be fatal if untreated with quick-acting medication inhalers and possibly the use of epinephrine and corticosteroidal medications for inflammation. Asthma is often a chronic condition that can last a person's lifetime and can have great influence on a person's ability to cope with daily activities and may greatly influence activity choices.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Asthma




    COSMETIC ALLERGIES

    (See Dermatitis for more detailed information.)

    Products such as moisturizers, shampoos, deodorants, make-up, colognes, and other cosmetics have become part of our daily grooming habits. The American Academy of Dermatology reports the average adult uses at least seven different cosmetic products each day. Although cosmetics can help us feel more beautiful, they can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Certain ingredients used in cosmetics, such as fragrances and preservatives, can act as antigens, substances that trigger an allergic reaction.

    SYMPTOMS OF COSMETIC REACTION
      There are two reactions that can occur following exposure to cosmetics: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is a condition marked by areas of inflammation (redness, itching, and swelling) that form after a substance comes into contact with your skin.

      Irritant contact dermatitis: This is more common than allergic contact dermatitis and can occur in anyone. It develops when an irritating or harsh substance actually damages the skin. It usually begins as patches of itchy, scaly skin or a red rash, but can develop into blisters that ooze, especially if the skin is further irritated from scratching. Irritant contact dermatitis generally occurs at the site of contact with the irritating substance. Areas where the outermost layer of skin is thin, such as the eyelids, or where the skin is dry and cracked are more susceptible to irritant contact dermatitis.

      Allergic contact dermatitis: This occurs in people who are allergic to a specific ingredient or ingredients in a product. Symptoms include redness, swelling, itching, and hive-like breakouts. In some cases, the skin becomes red and raw. The face, lips, eyes, ears, and neck are the most common sites for cosmetic allergies, although allergic dermatitis can develop in areas of the body that did not come into contact with the offending substance.

      The time it takes for symptoms of irritant contact dermatitis to appear varies. For stronger irritants, such as perfumes, a reaction may occur within minutes or hours of exposure. However, it may take days or weeks of continued exposure to a weaker irritant, such as soap, before symptoms appear. True allergic reactions can take 7 to 10 days to appear. In some cases, a person can develop an allergic sensitivity to a product after years of use.

    CAUSES OF COSMETIC REACTIONS
      With irritant contact dermatitis, the skin breaks down when it comes into contact with harsh substances, most often chemicals that directly injure the outer layer of the skin, resulting in symptoms.

      Allergic contact dermatitis occurs because the body's immune system is reacting against a specific substance (the allergen) that it considers foreign and harmful.

      Serious allergic reactions associated with cosmetics are rare; however, it is not uncommon for a person to have a mild reaction or irritation to an ingredient in a cosmetic product. Studies suggest that up to 10% of the population will have some type of reaction to a cosmetic over the course of a lifetime. Reactions to cosmetics occur more often in women, most likely because women tend to use more cosmetic products than do men.

    IF A REACTION OCCURS
      If you have a reaction, stop using all cosmetics. When your symptoms are gone, start using them again, one product at a time. This may help you determine which product or products are responsible for the reaction. If you cannot identify the source of the reaction or if your symptoms do not go away after you stop using the cosmetics, consult your health care provider.

    COSMETIC REACTIONS DIAGNOSIS
      Reactions are diagnosed by the appearance of symptoms and your history of exposure to various cosmetic products. Because most adults use many cosmetic products, identifying the product responsible for the reaction may be difficult. If your doctor suspects allergic contact dermatitis, he or she may use a patch skin test to identify the substances to which you are allergic.

    COSMETIC REACTIONS TREATMENT
      Treatment generally involves avoiding the products causing the symptoms. Over-the-counter creams and ointments that contain cortisone, such as hydrocortisone (Cortisone 10) and hydrocortisone acetate (Cort-Aid), may be used to help control itching, swelling, and redness. In more severe cases, a prescription-strength medication may be needed to relieve symptoms. If blistered skin becomes infected, an antibiotic medication may also be needed.

    COSMETIC REACTIONS PREVENTION
    • Read the list of ingredients on all cosmetic products. If you find an ingredient that has caused a reaction in the past, don't use that product. Keep track of ingredients that have caused reactions, and look for products that do not contain those ingredients.
    • When considering a new product, do a "mini-patch test" first to see if it causes a reaction. Put a sample of the product on your inner wrist or elbow and wait 24 hours to see if a reaction occurs.
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    • Keep it simple. Choose products with simple formulas. More ingredients mean more potential allergens. With fewer ingredients, it's also easier to pinpoint the source if you do have a reaction.
    • Apply perfume to your clothes rather than your skin, and allow the perfume to dry before putting on the clothes.
    • Be especially careful with makeup because it stays in contact with the skin for a long time. Look for products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic, although products with these labels may still cause reactions.

    MAKING SENSE OF PRODUCT LABELS
      To get the best benefit from cosmetics and skin care products, it is important to be aware of each product's ingredients and to look for ingredients that are known allergens for you. To make this easier, the FDA requires cosmetic manufacturers to list the ingredients on the product label. Ingredients are listed in descending order of amount. Keep in mind, however, that trade secrets and the ingredients of flavors and fragrances (considered trade secrets) do not have to be specifically listed.

      Also, keep in mind that products labeled "unscented" or "fragrance free" may still contain small amounts of fragrances needed to cover the odor of other chemical ingredients. "Natural" generally means that the product includes ingredients extracted from plants or animal products rather than ingredients produced chemically. Products labeled "non-comedogenic" do not contain ingredients that commonly clog pores, which can lead to acne.

      Labeling of cosmetics can be helpful when looking for specific ingredients, but be wary of certain product claims. For example, many products use the term "hypoallergenic," although there are no regulations or standards for use of this term. "Hypoallergenic" suggests that a product is less likely than another, similar product to cause an allergic reaction, but manufacturers are not required to prove this claim. In addition, products labeled "organic" are not less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Just remember: There is no cosmetic product that can guarantee never to produce an allergic reaction.

    MORE SAFETY TIPS:
    • Always use good personal hygiene. Be sure to clean your hands and face before applying make-up.
    • Never share make-up.
    • If you want to test a product in the store, ask for a new, unused applicator, and ask the salesperson to wipe the opening of the tester with alcohol.
    • Keep cosmetic containers tightly closed, except when being used. Keep containers free of dust and dirt.
    • Keep cosmetics away from heat and out of direct sunlight.
    • Do not use eye make-up if you have an eye infection, such as conjunctivitis. Discard those products and use new ones when your infection is gone.
    • Discard products if the color changes or they develop an odor. This may mean the preservatives in the products are no longer able to fight bacteria.
    • If the consistency of a product changes, do not add water. Discard the product.
    • Clean cosmetic brushes and applicators frequently.



    DRUG ALLERGIES (Medication Allergies)

    Many drugs can cause adverse side effects, and certain medicines can trigger allergic reactions. When a drug first enters the body, the immune system mistakenly responds by creating specific disease-fighting antibodies, called immunoglobulin E, or IgE antibodies, that recognize the drug as a foreign substance. When the drug is taken again, these antibodies spring into action, releasing large amounts of histamine in an attempt to expel the drug from the body.

    SYMPTOMS OF DRUG ALLERGY
      Symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening. Even in people who are not allergic, many drugs can cause irritation, such as an upset stomach. But during an allergic reaction, the release of histamine can cause symptoms like hives, skin rash, itchy skin or eyes, congestion, and swelling in the mouth and throat.

      A more severe reaction may include difficulty breathing, blueness of the skin, dizziness, fainting, anxiety, confusion, rapid pulse, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal problems.

    COMMON DRUGS THAT CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION
      The most common drug associated with allergies is penicillin. Other antibiotics similar to penicillin can also trigger allergic reactions.

      Other drugs commonly found to cause reactions include sulfa drugs, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, insulin, and iodine (found in many X-ray contrast dyes).

    DRUG ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS
      A health care provider diagnoses a drug allergy by carefully reviewing your medical history and symptoms. If your health care provider suspects that you are allergic to an antibiotic such as penicillin, he or she may do a skin test to confirm it. However, skin testing does not work for all drugs, and in some cases it could be dangerous. If you have had a severe, life-threatening reaction to a particular drug, your health care provider will simply rule out that drug as a treatment option for you. Conducting an allergy test to determine if the initial reaction was a "true" allergic response isn't worth the risk.

    DRUG ALLERGY TREATMENT
      The primary goal when treating drug allergies is symptom relief. Symptoms such as rash, hives and itching can often be controlled with antihistamines, and occasionally corticosteroids.

      For coughing and lung congestion, drugs called bronchodilators may be prescribed to widen the airways. For more serious anaphylactic symptoms -- life-threatening reactions including difficulty breathing or loss of consciousness - epinephrine may be given.

      Occasionally, desensitization is used for penicillin allergy. This technique decreases your body's sensitivity to particular allergy-causing agents. Tiny amounts of penicillin are injected periodically in increasingly larger amounts until your immune system learns to tolerate the drug.

      If you are severely allergic to certain antibiotics, there are alternative antibiotics your health care provider can prescribe.

    BEING PREPARED
      If you have a drug allergy, you should always inform your health care provider before undergoing any type of treatment, including dental care. It is also a good idea to wear a MedicAlert bracelet or pendant, or carry a card that identifies your drug allergy. In cases of emergency, it could save your life.



    ECZEMA (Dermatitis)

    (See Dermatitis for more information.)

    Eczema is term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.

    The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the form of eczema caused by allergies. It affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S. Most infants who develop the condition outgrow it by their second birthday, while some people continue to experience symptoms on and off throughout life. But, with proper treatment, the disease can be controlled in the majority of sufferers.

    ECZEMA SYMPTOMS
      No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does the rash most commonly occurs on the face, knees, hands, or feet, but may also affect other areas.

      Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker.

      In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that occurs mainly on the face and scalp, but patches may appear anywhere.

    CAUSES OF ECZEMA
      The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of the disease.

      In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.

      Some people may suffer "flare-ups" of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions. For some, coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy. For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak. Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers. Stress may cause the condition to worsen.

      Although there is no cure, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and by avoiding irritants. The condition is not contagious and can't be spread from person to person.

    ECZEMA DIAGNOSIS
      A pediatrician, dermatologist, or your primary care provider can make a diagnosis of eczema. Since many people with eczema also suffer from allergies, your health care provider may perform allergy tests to determine possible irritants or triggers, especially among children.

    ECZEMA TREATMENT
      The goal of treatment is to relieve and prevent itching, which can lead to infection. Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. These solutions are usually applied when the skin is damp, such as after bathing, to help the skin retain moisture. Cold compresses may also be used to relieve itching.

      Over-the-counter or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone, are often prescribed to reduce inflammation. For severe cases, your health care provider may prescribe oral corticosteroids. In addition, if the affected area becomes infected, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria.

      Other treatments include antihistamines to reduce severe itching, tar treatments (chemicals designed to reduce itching), phototherapy (therapy using ultraviolet light applied to the skin), and the drug cyclosporine A for people whose condition doesn't respond to other treatments.

      In addition, the FDA recently approved the first of a new class of drugs known as topical immunomodulators (TIMs) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe eczema. The drugs work by altering the immune system response to prevent flare-ups.

    PREVENTION OF ECZEMA OUTBREAKS
      Eczema outbreaks can usually be avoided or the severity lessened by following these simple tips.
      • Moisturize frequently.
      • Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity.
      • Avoid sweating or overheating.
      • Reduce stress.
      • Avoid scratchy materials, such as wool.
      • Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents.
      • Avoid environmental factors that trigger allergies (for example, pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander).
      • Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods.


    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Eczema



    FOOD ALLERGIES

    PROBLEM FOODS: ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE

    A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food - usually a protein - as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food. The most common food allergies in adults are shellfish, peanuts, fish, and eggs. The most common food allergies in children are milk, soy products, peanuts, and shellfish.

    Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in food irritates a person's digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest, or breakdown, the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance.

    SYMPTOMS OF FOOD ALLERGY

    Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of food allergy may include:
    • Rash or hives.
    • Nausea.
    • Stomach pain.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Itchy skin.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Chest pain.
    • Swelling of the airways to the lungs.
    • Anaphylaxis.

    SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE
    • Nausea.
    • Stomach pain.
    • Gas, cramps, or bloating.
    • Vomiting.
    • Heartburn.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Headaches.
    • Irritability or nervousness.

    Food allergies affect about 1 percent of adults and 7 percent of children, although some children outgrow their allergies. Food intolerances are much more common. In fact, nearly everyone at one time has had an unpleasant reaction to something they ate. Some people have specific food intolerances. Lactose intolerance, the most common food intolerance, affects about 10 percent of Americans.

    CAUSES OF FOOD ALLERGIES & INTOLERANCES

    Food allergies arise from sensitivity to chemical compounds (proteins) in food. Food allergies develop after you are exposed to a food protein that your body thinks is harmful. The first time you eat the food containing the protein, your immune system responds by creating specific disease-fighting antibodies (called immunoglobulin E or IgE). When you eat the food again, it triggers the release of IgE antibodies and other chemicals, including histamine, in an effort to expel the protein "invader" from your body. Histamine is a powerful chemical that can affect the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin or cardiovascular system.

    As a result of this response, allergy symptoms occur. The allergy symptoms you have depend on where in the body the histamine is released. If it is released in the ears, nose, and throat, you may have an itchy nose and mouth, or trouble breathing or swallowing. If histamine is released in the skin, you may develop hives or a rash. If histamine is released in the gastrointestinal tract, you likely will develop stomach pains, cramps, or diarrhea. Many people experience a combination of symptoms as the food is eaten and digested.

    Food allergies often run in families, suggesting that the condition can be inherited.

    There are many factors that may contribute to food intolerance. In some cases, as with lactose intolerance, the person lacks the chemicals, called enzymes, necessary to properly digest certain proteins found in food. Also common are intolerances to some chemical ingredients added to food to provide color, enhance taste, and protect against the growth of bacteria. These ingredients include various dyes and monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer.

    Substances called sulfites, which may occur naturally, as in red wines, or may be added to prevent the growth of mold, also are a source of intolerance for some people. The FDA has banned the use of spray-on sulfates to preserve fruits and vegetables, but sulfates are still found naturally in some foods. Salicylates are a group of plant chemicals found naturally in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee, juices, beer, and wine. Aspirin also is a compound of the salicylate family. Foods containing salicylates may trigger symptoms in people who are sensitive to aspirin. Of course, any food consumed in excessive quantities can cause digestive symptoms.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FOOD ALLERGY & INTOLERANCE

    Food allergies can be triggered by even a small amount of the food and occur every time the food is consumed. People with food allergies are generally advised to avoid the offending foods completely. On the other hand, food intolerances often are dose related; people with food intolerance may not have symptoms unless they eat a large portion of the food or eat the food frequently. For example, a person with lactose intolerance may be able to drink milk in coffee or a single glass of milk, but becomes sick if he or she drinks several glasses of milk. Food allergies and intolerances also are different from food poisoning, which generally results from spoiled or tainted food and affects more than one person eating the food. Your health care provider can help determine if you have an allergy or intolerance, and establish a plan to help control your symptoms.

    FOOD INTOLERANCE DIAGNOSIS

    Most food intolerances are found through trial and error to determine which food or foods cause symptoms. You may be asked to keep a food diary to record what you eat and when you get symptoms, and then look for common factors.

    Another way to identify problem foods is to go on an elimination diet. This involves completely eliminating any suspect foods from your diet until you are symptom-free. You then begin to reintroduce the foods, one at a time. This can help you pinpoint which foods cause symptoms. Seek the advice of your health care provider or a registered dietitian before beginning an elimination diet to be sure your diet provides adequate nutrition.

    FOOD INTOLERANCE TREATMENT

    Treatment is based on avoiding or reducing your intake of problem foods and treating symptoms when they arise.

    FOOD INTOLERANCE PREVENTION

    Taking a few simple steps can help you prevent the symptoms associated with food intolerance.
    • Learn which foods in which amounts cause you to have symptoms, and limit your intake to amounts you can handle.
    • When you dine out, ask your server about how your meal will be prepared. Some meals may contain foods you cannot tolerate, and that may not be evident from the description on the menu.
    • Learn to read food labels and check the ingredients for problem foods. Do not forget to check condiments and seasonings. They may contain MSG or another additive that can lead to symptoms.

    LIVING WITH A FOOD ALLERGY

    A food allergy is caused when the body's immune system mistakes an ingredient in food, usually a protein, as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. An allergic reaction occurs when the antibodies battle the "invading" food. Although a person could have an allergy to almost any food, the following foods account for almost 90 percent of all food-related allergic reactions:
    • Milk.
    • Eggs.
    • Peanuts.
    • Tree nuts, such as cashews and walnuts.
    • Fish.
    • Shellfish.
    • Soy.
    • Wheat.

    Strictly avoiding your trigger foods is the only way to prevent a reaction and maintain control over your food allergy. To make sure you eat a well-balanced diet while avoiding your triggers, talk to a registered dietician. Here are some tips to get your started.
    • Work with your health care provider to develop a written action plan that outlines what to do in the case of a reaction. Make sure your friends and loved ones know what to do in an emergency.
    • Always take worsening symptoms seriously.
    • Diversify your diet by eating fruits and vegetables that are more exotic, especially if you are allergic to those that are more common.
    • Invest in a cookbook with recipes that cater to your food allergy. In some cases, common food allergens can be easily removed or substituted in recipes.
    • Be aware of any changes in how you feel after eating. Recognizing the onset of a reaction allows you to take quick action.
    • Become Label Savvy. Read all food labels. Learn alternate names for foods to which you may be allergic. For example, if you are allergic to milk, you need to avoid products that list the following in their ingredients: casein, sodium caseinate, lactoglobulin, and nougat. If you are allergic to eggs, check the ingredients for egg whites and albumin.
    • Do not take chances. If a food does not have a label and you do not know for certain what is in it, or if you are still uncertain after reading the label, contact the retailer or manufacturer, or just do not eat it.
    • Always Be Prepared. Be prepared for an emergency. If you have severe allergies and have medication to prevent anaphylaxis, carry your medicine with you at all times in case you accidentally eat a trigger food. If you have an anaphylactic reaction, be sure someone knows to take you to the emergency room. An organization called The Food Allergy Initiative advises people with food allergies to carry a card that lists the foods to which they are allergic. The card can be given to the chef, manager, or server prior to ordering food at a restaurant.

    TAKE NOTE OF HIDDEN SOURCES OF PROBLEM FOODS

    Allergy-triggers can be found in the least suspecting foods, so keep the following points in mind.
    • The same deli meat slicer used to cut meats is likely used to cut cheese products, too. When this is done, small particles of cheese can be transferred to sliced meats.
    • To add flavor, some restaurants melt butter on steaks after they have been grilled.
    • Casein, a milk protein, is sometimes used in canned meats.
    • Eggs are sometimes used to create the foam topping on specialty coffee drinks.
    • Some ethnic dishes, such as African, Chinese, Indonesian, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese foods, contain peanuts or are prepared in areas near peanuts.
    • Some beanbags and hacky sacks are filled with crushed nutshells.
    • Some labels use the term "may contain" to indicate the possible, but unintentional, presence of foods allergens in their products.



    MILK ALLERGY

    Living With a Milk Allergy - If you suffer from a milk allergy, strictly avoiding milk and food containing milk and milk products is the only way to prevent a reaction, which can include bloating, abdominal cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, or constipation. But, it is not always easy to avoid these foods since many unsuspecting products contain milk or milk products. Always check the label ingredients before you use a product. In addition, check the label each time you use the product. Manufacturers occasionally change recipes, and a trigger food may be added to the new recipe. Here are some examples of milk products and foods that may contain milk along with a list of milk substitutes.

    MILK & DAIRY PRODUCTS
    MILK & DAIRY-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

  • Milk and milk solids

  • Non-fat, skim milk, or powdered milk

  • Buttermilk

  • Evaporated milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cream, cream cheese, sour cream

  • Cheese, cheese powder, or cheese sauce

  • Butter, butter fat, artificial butter flavor

  • Curds

  • Whey & whey products

  • Cottage cheese


  • Lactalbumin

  • Lactalbumin phosphate

  • Lactoglobulin

  • Casein

  • Sodium caseinate

  • Lactose






  • MILK & DAIRY CONTAINING FOODS
    MILK & DAIRY SUBSTITUTES

  • Au gratin foods

  • Cake & cake mixes

  • Chocolate & cream candy

  • Donuts

  • Coffee creamers

  • Creamed or scalloped foods

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Custard

  • Nougat

  • Ice cream & sherbet

  • Malted milk

  • Margarines (some, check the label)

  • Pudding

  • White sauces

  • Salad dressings


  • Soy milk***

  • Rice milk

  • Almond milk

  • Non-dairy ice cream

  • Non-dairy chocolate

  • Non-dairy cheese

  • Non-dairy yogurt

  • Kosher foods labeled "parve" or "pareve."









  • ***Although soy milk is a popular alternative to cow's milk, it may also cause allergies.

    Dairy products are an important source of calcium and Vitamin D, so it's important that you eat other foods rich in these nutrients, such as broccoli, spinach, and soy products. To ensure that you eat a well-balanced, healthy diet, talk to a registered dietician.


    EGG ALLERGY

    Living With an Egg Allergy - Egg allergy, especially to egg whites, is more common in children than in adults and reactions range from mild to severe. Mild reactions tend to involve the skin and gastrointestinal tracts. Severe allergy can be instantaneous. If you suffer from an egg allergy, strictly avoiding eggs and food containing egg and egg products is the only way to prevent a reaction. But, it is not always easy to avoid these foods since many unsuspecting products contain eggs. Always check the label ingredients before you use a product. In addition, check the label each time you use the product. Manufacturers occasionally change recipes, and a trigger food may be added to the new recipe. Also, keep in mind that some egg substitutes contain egg white. Examples of egg products and foods that may contain eggs are included below.

    EGG PRODUCTS
    EGG-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

  • Eggs

  • Egg whites

  • Egg yolks

  • Dried eggs or egg powder

  • Egg solids






  • Globulin

  • Albumin

  • Apovitellenin

  • Livetin

  • Ovalbumin

  • Ovomucin

  • Ovomuciod

  • Ovovitellin

  • Phosvitin

  • EGG-CONTAINING PRODUCTS

  • Eggnog

  • Bavarian creams

  • Breaded foods (some)

  • Cake

  • Candy (some)

  • Caesar salad dressing

  • Cookies (especially chocolate chip)

  • Creamed foods

  • Cream pies

  • Cream puffs

  • Crepes

  • Custard

  • Doughnuts

  • Egg rolls

  • Egg noodles

  • Frosting


  • Hollandaise sauce

  • Ice cream

  • Mayonnaise

  • Marshmallows

  • Meat or fish cooked in batter

  • Meringue

  • Muffins

  • Pretzels

  • Pudding

  • Simplesse (fat substitute)

  • Soufflés

  • Tartar sauce

  • Waffles

  • Some wines

  • Anything fried or batter-fried




  • NUT & PEANUT ALLERGY

    Living With a Nut or Peanut Allergy - Allergic reaction to nuts can progress rapidly to anaphylaxis. Peanut allergy is responsible for more fatalities than any other type of allergy. If you suffer from a nut allergy, strictly avoiding nuts, including peanuts and tree nuts like cashews and walnuts, and food containing nuts is the only way to prevent a reaction. But, it is not always easy to avoid these foods since many unsuspecting products contain nuts. Always check the label ingredients before you use a product. In addition, check the label each time you use the product. Manufacturers occasionally change recipes, and a trigger food may be added to the new recipe. Also, keep in mind that many prepared foods, including baked goods, candy, and ethnic foods, can be contaminated with peanuts if products containing peanuts are prepared in the same place or by the same manufacturer. Always be prepared for this possibility and the risk of a reaction. Examples of peanut and tree-nut products and foods that may contain them, are included below.

    PEANUT PRODUCTS
    PEANUT-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

  • Cold-pressed or expressed peanut oil

  • Peanut butter

  • Peanut flour


  • Hydrolyzed plant protein

  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein


  • TREE NUT PRODUCTS
    TREE NUT-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

  • Almonds

  • Brazil nuts

  • Cashews

  • Chestnuts

  • Filberts

  • Hazelnuts

  • Hickory nuts

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Pecans

  • Pine nuts

  • Pistachios

  • Walnuts


  • Marzipan / almond paste

  • Nougat

  • Artificial nuts

  • Nut butters (such as cashew butter and almond butter)

  • Nut oil

  • Nut paste (such as almond paste)

  • Nut extracts (such as almond extract)







  • NUT-CONTAINING FOODS

  • Ground nuts

  • Mixed nuts

  • Chex mix

  • Artificial nuts

  • Nougat

  • African, Chinese, Thai, and other ethnic dishes

  • Cookies, candy, pastries, and other baked goods


  • Grain breads

  • Ice cream, frozen desserts

  • High-energy bars

  • Cereals and granola

  • Salad dressing

  • Marzipan



  • Tree nuts and tree nut oils are sometimes used in lotions, cosmetics, soaps and shampoos. Be sure to check labels of these products, as well as food labels.


    FISH ALLERGY

    Living With a Fish Allergy - If you suffer from a fish allergy, strictly avoiding fish and food containing fish products is the only way to prevent a reaction. If your health care provider is able to identify exactly which type of fish causes your allergies, than you only need to eliminate that species of fish from your diet. For the majority of fish allergy sufferers, this is not an option and all fish must be avoided. Examples of foods containing fish include these products below.

    FISH PRODUCTS

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Caesar salad
  • Caviar
  • Roe (fish eggs)
  • Imitation seafood as is often used in sushi
  • Fish oil dietary supplements

  • It is wise to avoid seafood restaurants if you have a fish allergy. Even if you order a non-fish meal, your food may become contaminated with fish proteins from a spatula, cooking oil, or grill exposed to fish.


    SHELLFISH ALLERGY

    Living With a Shellfish Allergy - If you suffer from a shellfish allergy, strictly avoiding shellfish and food containing shellfish is the only way to prevent a reaction. If your health care provider is able to identify exactly which type of shellfish causes your allergies, than you only need to eliminate that type of shellfish from your diet. For the majority of shellfish allergy sufferers, however, this is not an option and all shellfish must be avoided. Examples of shellfish include the following products.

    SHELLFISH PRODUCTS

    .
  • Abalone.
  • Clams.
  • Crab.
  • Crawfish, crayfish.
  • Lobster.
  • Oysters.
  • Scallops.
  • Shrimp.
  • Cockle, sea urchin.
  • Mussels.

  • Be careful with fried foods. Some restaurants use the same oil to fry shrimp, chicken, and French fries. Also, keep in mind that imitation shellfish may still contain shellfish as many manufactures add shellfish for flavoring. Before you use it, read the label to be sure.


    SOY ALLERGY

    Living With a Soy Allergy - Soybeans are legumes. Other foods in the legume family include navy beans, kidney beans, string beans, black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas (garbanzo or chichi beans), lentils, carob, licorice, and peanuts. Many people are allergic to more than one legume. If your health care provider is unable to identify which soy product is causing your allergy, it is best to avoid them all. But, it is not always easy to avoid these foods since many unsuspecting products may contain soy. Soy allergy is more common in infants. The average age at which the allergy manifests is 3 months but the majority of infants outgrow it by the age of two. Although adults do suffer from soy allergy, it is rare. Symptoms of soy allergy are many and may include the following symptoms:
    • Acne and other skin conditions, like eczema.
    • Swelling.
    • Nasal congestion.
    • Anaphylaxis.
    • Asthma.
    • Canker sores or fever blisters.
    • Colitis and other gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhea.
    • Conjunctivitis.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Fever, fatigue, weakness, and nausea.
    • Low blood pressure.
    • Itching.
    • Hay fever.
    • Hives.

    Always check the label ingredients before you use a product. In addition, check the label each time you use the product. Manufacturers occasionally change recipes, and a trigger food may be added to the new recipe. Examples of soy products and foods that may contain soy include these products.


    SOY PRODUCTS
    SOY-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

    .
  • Soy flour

  • Soy fruits

  • Soy nuts

  • Soy milk

  • Soy sprouts

  • Soybean granules or curds


  • Soy protein

  • Textured vegetable protein (TPV)

  • Hydrolyzed plant protein

  • Hydrolyzed soy protein

  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

  • Natural and artificial flavoring (may be soy based)

  • Vegetable gum

  • Vegetable starch


  • SOY-CONTAINING FOODS

    Miso
  • Soy sauce

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • Tofu (as an ingredient, may indicate the presence of soy protein)

  • Tamari

  • Tempeh

  • Vegetable broth

  • Some cereals

  • Some infant formula

  • Baked goods



  • WHEAT ALLERGY

    Living With a Wheat Allergy - Foods made with wheat are staples of the American diet; however, many people are allergic to proteins found in wheat, called gluten. If you are allergic to gluten strictly avoiding wheat and wheat products containing gluten is the only way to prevent a reaction, which can include stomach upset, eczema, hay fever, asthma, and even anaphylaxis. But, it is not always easy to avoid these foods since many unsuspecting products contain gluten. Always check the label ingredients before you use a product. Many processed foods, including ice cream and catsup, may contain wheat flour. In addition, check the label each time you use the product. Manufacturers occasionally change recipes, and a trigger food may be added to the new recipe. Many wheat products are now available "gluten free" and will say so on the label. Examples of wheat products and foods that may contain wheat include these products.

    WHEAT PRODUCTS
    WHEAT-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

    .
  • Whole wheat or enriched flour

  • High gluten flour

  • High protein flour

  • Bran

  • Farina

  • Graham flour

  • Bulgur

  • Durum

  • Semolina

  • Wheat malt

  • Wheat starch

  • Modified starch

  • Starch


  • Gluten

  • Gelatinized starch

  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

  • Vital gluten

  • Wheat bran

  • Wheat germ

  • Wheat gluten

  • Vegetable gum

  • Vegetable starch






  • WHEAT-CONTAINING FOODS

  • Many breads, cookies, cakes, and other baked goods

  • Bread crumbs

  • Crackers

  • Many cereals

  • Acker meal

  • Couscous

  • Cracker meal

  • Pasta

  • Spelt


  • Substitutes for wheat include corn, potato, barley, oat, soy, and rice flours and arrowroot starch.


    SALICYLATE ALLERGY

    Salicylates are chemicals found naturally in plants and are a major ingredient of aspirin and other pain-relieving medications. They are also found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as many common health and beauty products. Some people have a low level of tolerance to salicylates and may have reactions if more than a small amount is consumed at one time. Symptoms of salicylate sensitivity vary but may include:
  • Asthma-like symptoms, such as trouble breathing and wheezing.
  • Headaches.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Changes in skin color.
  • Itching, skin rash or hives.
  • Swelling of the hands, feet, and face.
  • Stomach pain.
  • In severe cases, salicylate sensitivity can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction involving a severe drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and organ system failure. Avoiding products that contain salicylates is the best defense against a reaction.

  • Salicylates can be found in food, medication, and cosmetics. Some examples of salicylate-containing substances include:

    FOODS THAT MAY CONTAIN SALICYLATES

  • Fruits such as apples, avocados, blueberries, dates, kiwi fruit, peaches, raspberries, figs, grapes, plums, strawberries, cherries, grapefruit, and prunes.


  • Vegetables such as alfalfa, cauliflower, cucumbers, mushrooms, radishes, broad beans, eggplant, spinach, zucchini, broccoli, and peppers.


  • Processed cheese.


  • Herbs, spices, and condiments such as dry spices and powders, tomato pastes and sauces, vinegar, and soy sauce, jams and jellies.


  • Beverages such as instant coffee, wine, beer, and other alcoholic drinks except gin and scotch, orange juice, apple cider, regular and herbal tea, beer, rum, and sherry.


  • Nuts such as pine nuts, peanuts, pistachios, and almonds.


  • Some candies, such as peppermints, licorice, and mint-flavored gum and breath mints.


  • Ice cream, gelatin.
  • PRODUCTS THAT MAY CONTAIN SALICYLATES

  • Fragrances & perfumes.

  • Shampoos & conditioners.

  • Herbal remedies.

  • Cosmetics such as lipsticks, lotions, & skin cleansers.

  • Mouthwash & mint-flavored toothpaste.

  • Shaving cream.

  • Sunscreens or tanning lotions.

  • Muscle pain creams.

  • Alka Seltzer.
  • SALICYLATE-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS

  • Aspirin.

  • Acetyl salicylic acid.

  • Artificial food coloring & flavoring.

  • Benzoates.

  • Beta-hydroxy acid.

  • Magnesium salicylate.

  • Menthol.

  • Mint.

  • Salicylic acid.

  • Peppermint.

  • Phenyl ethyl salicylate.

  • Sodium salicylate.

  • Spearmint.


  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Chemical Allergies

    SULFITE SENSITIVITY

    Sulfites are a group of sulfur-based compounds that may occur naturally or may be added to food as an enhancer and preservative. The FDA estimates that one out of 100 people is sensitive to the compounds. A person can develop sensitivity to sulfites at any time in life, and the cause of sensitivity is unknown. For a person who is sensitive to sulfites, a reaction can be mild or life threatening. In 1986, the FDA banned the use of sulfites on fruits and vegetables that are eaten raw, such as lettuce or apples, as well as on fresh meat and poultry products. Regulations also require manufacturers who use sulfites in their processed products to list the compounds on their product labels. Although sulfites are no longer used on most fresh foods, they still can be found in a variety of cooked and processed foods. They also occur naturally in the process of making wine and beer. Avoiding foods that contain or are likely to contain sulfites is the only way to prevent a reaction. If you are sensitive to sulfites, be sure to read the labels on all food items. When eating out, ask the chef or server if sulfites are used or added to food before or during preparation. Examples of foods that may contain sulfites include the following products.

    FOODS THAT MAY CONTAIN SALICYLATES

  • Baked goods.
  • Soup mixes.
  • Jams.
  • Canned vegetables.
  • Pickled foods.
  • Gravies.
  • Dried fruit.
  • Potato chips.
  • Trail mix.
  • Alcohol, beer, and wine.
  • Vegetable juices.
  • Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Sparkling grape juice.
  • Apple cider.
  • Bottled lemon juice and lime juice.
  • Tea.
  • Many condiments.
  • Molasses.
  • Fresh or frozen shrimp.
  • Guacamole.
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Dehydrated, pre-cut, or peeled potatoes.
  • SULFITE-CONTAINING INGREDIENTS (ON FOOD LABELS)

  • Sulfur dioxide.
  • Potassium bisulfite or potassium metabisulfite.
  • Sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite or sodium sulfite.


  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies, Sulfite

    MOLD ALLERGY

    Mold is an organism that is present is most places, outdoors and indoors. Mold is a type of fungus that works to break down dead material and return nutrients to the environment. Mold grows by digesting plant or animal matter, such as leaves, wood, paper, dirt, and food. Mold spreads by releasing tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. Mold grows quickly in moist dark spaces, such as basements, garbage cans, and piles of rotting leaves. On food, mold often is visible on the food's surface, such as the fuzzy green spots that appear on bread. However, molds also have branches and roots. As it grows, the mold's roots can penetrate deep inside the food, where it cannot be seen. All of us are exposed to some mold every day with no bad effects. We may breathe in mold spores that are present in the air or eat foods in which mold has begun to grow. People with mold allergies, however, may have a reaction if exposed to too much of the fungus. Symptoms of a mold reaction are those typical of many other allergies. They include:
    • Wheezing.
    • Stuffy or runny nose.
    • Itchy, watery eyes.
    • Rash or hives.

    If you have a mold allergy, avoiding all exposure to mold may not be possible. However, you can reduce your risk of reaction by choosing your foods carefully. Check all foods for signs of mold before you eat them. However, do not smell foods to see if they are spoiled. Inhaling mold spores can set off an allergic reaction. In addition, you can avoid foods that are more likely to contain mold or other fungi, such as mushrooms and yeast. Common food sources of mold include these products below.


    COMMON FOODS THAT ARE SOURCES OF MOLD

  • Cheese.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Vinegar and foods containing vinegar, such as salad dressing, catsup, and pickles.
  • Sour cream, sour milk, and buttermilk.
  • Beer, wine, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey.
  • Ginger ale and root beer.
  • Meat or fish more than 24 hours old.
  • Sour breads, such as pumpernickel, and other food made with yeast.
  • Sauerkraut.
  • Pickled and smoked meats and fish.
  • Dried fruits such as dates, prunes, figs, and raisins.
  • Soy sauce, tofu.
  • Tea.
  • Chocolate.
  • Dried spices.






  • HAY FEVER

    Hay fever (acute seasonal allergic rhinitis) is the most common type of seasonal allergy. Its symptoms closely resemble those of the common cold, but there are some differences. Cold symptoms generally disappear in a week to 10 days, but allergic rhinitis can linger miserably for weeks, or even months. The nasal discharge caused by a cold is generally watery at the very beginning, but then turns thick and yellow, while the allergic reaction produces a consistently thin and clear discharge from the nose, in addition to itchy eyes, mouth, and skin. While it is difficult to determine the cause of the common cold, in most cases the cause of an allergy can be identified. This is one heartening fact for allergy sufferers. To make matters worse, due to the consistently warmer and wetter winters occurring in most parts of the world in recent years, seasonal allergy sufferers can count on longer periods of misery. Most hay fever symptoms are treated with the use of antihistamines, which help to block the histamine reaction in the body caused by an allergen.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hay Fever




    HIVES (URTICARIA & ANGIOEDEMA)

    URTICARIA, also known as hives, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or patches (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly, either as a result of the body's adverse reaction to certain allergens, or for unknown reasons. Hives usually cause itching, but may also burn or sting. They can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. Hives vary in size (from a pencil eraser to a dinner plate), and may join together to form larger areas known as plaques. They can last for hours, or up to three to four days before fading.

    ANGIOEDEMA is similar to urticaria, but the swelling occurs beneath the skin instead of on the surface. Angioedema is characterized by deep swelling around the eyes and lips and sometimes of the genitals, hands, and feet. It generally lasts longer than urticaria, but the swelling usually goes away in less than 24 hours. Occasionally, severe, prolonged tissue swelling can be disfiguring. Rarely, angioedema of the throat, tongue, or lungs can block the airways, causing difficulty breathing. This may become life threatening.

    Hives and angioedema form when, in response to histamine, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Histamine is a chemical released from specialized cells along the skin's blood vessels. Allergic reactions, chemicals in foods, insect stings, sunlight exposure, or medicines can all cause histamine release. Sometimes it is impossible to find out exactly why hives have formed. There are several different types of hives, including:

    ACUTE URTICARIA: Hives lasting less than six weeks. The most common causes are foods, medicines, latex, or infections. Insect bites and internal disease may also be responsible. The most common foods that cause hives are nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes, eggs, fresh berries, and milk. Fresh foods cause hives more often than cooked foods. Certain food additives and preservatives may also be to blame. Medicines that can cause hives and angioedema include aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, high blood pressure medications (ACE inhibitors), or pain killers such as codeine.

    CHRONIC URTICARIA & ANGIOEDEMA: Hives lasting more than six weeks. The cause of this type of hives is usually more difficult to identify than those causing acute urticaria. For more than 87 percent of people with chronic urticaria, the cause is unknown. Chronic urticaria and angioedema can affect other internal organs such as the lungs, muscles and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include muscle soreness, shortness of breath, vomiting, and diarrhea.

    PHYSICAL URTICARIA: Hives caused by direct physical stimulation of the skin (for example, cold, heat, sun exposure, vibration, pressure, sweating, and exercise). The hives usually occur right where the skin was stimulated and rarely appear anywhere else. Most of the hives appear within one hour after exposure.

    Dermatographism: Hives that form after firmly stroking or scratching the skin. These hives can also occur along with other forms of urticaria. This is considered a normal skin condition.

    HIVES & ANGIOEDEMA DIAGNOSIS

    Your health care provider will need to ask many questions in an attempt to find the possible cause. Since there are no specific tests for hives (or the associated swelling of angioedema) testing will depend on your medical history and a thorough examination by your health care provider or dermatologist. Skin tests may be performed to determine the substance that you are allergic to. Routine blood tests are done to determine if a system-wide illness is present.

    HIVES & ANGIOEDEMA TREATMENT

    The best treatment for hives and associated swelling is to identify and remove the trigger, but this is not an easy task. Antihistamines are usually prescribed by your health care provider or dermatologist to provide relief from symptoms. Antihistamines work best if taken on a regular schedule to prevent hives from forming in the first place. Chronic hives may be treated with antihistamines or a combination of medications. When antihistamines don't provide relief, oral corticosteroids may be prescribed. For severe hive or angioedema outbreaks, an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) or a cortisone medication may be needed.

    HIVES MANAGEMENT

    While you're waiting for the hives and swelling to disappear, here are some tips:
    • Avoid hot water; use lukewarm water instead.
    • Use gentle, mild soap.
    • Apply cool compresses or wet cloths to the affected areas.
    • Try to work and sleep in a cool room.
    • Wear loose-fitting lightweight clothes.

    If hives or angioedema occur with any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider right away:
    • Dizziness Wheezing.
    • Difficulty breathing.
    • Tightness in the chest.
    • Swelling of the tongue, lips, or face.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hives




    INSECT STING ALLERGY

    Bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, or fire ant stings most often trigger allergic reactions. However, most people are not allergic to insect stings and may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction. By knowing the difference, you can prevent unnecessary worry and visits to the health care provider. The severity of an insect sting reaction varies from person to person. There are three types of reactions - normal, localized, and allergic:
    • A normal reaction will result in pain, swelling, and redness around the sting site.
    • A large local reaction will result in swelling that extends beyond the sting site. For example, a person stung on the ankle may have swelling of the entire leg. While it often looks alarming, it is generally no more serious than a normal reaction.
    • The most serious reaction to an insect sting is an allergic one (described below). This condition requires immediate medical attention.

    INSECT STING ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

    Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (called an anaphylactic reaction) may include one or more of the following:
    • Difficulty breathing.
    • Hives that appear as a red, itchy rash and spread to areas beyond the sting.
    • Swelling of the face, throat, or mouth tissue.
    • Wheezing or difficulty swallowing.
    • Restlessness and anxiety.
    • Rapid pulse.
    • Dizziness or a sharp drop in blood pressure.
    • Although severe allergic reactions are not that common, they can lead to shock, cardiac arrest, and unconsciousness in 10 minutes or less. This type of reaction can occur within minutes after a sting and can be fatal. Get emergency treatment as soon as possible.

    A mild allergic reaction to an insect sting may cause one or more of the following symptoms at the site of the sting:
    • Pain.
    • Redness.
    • Pimple-like spots.
    • Mild to moderate swelling.
    • Warmth at the sting site.
    • Itching.

    People who have experienced an allergic reaction to an insect sting have a 60 percent chance of a similar or worse reaction if they are stung again. About 2 million Americans are allergic to the venom of stinging insects. Many of these individuals are at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions. Approximately 50 deaths each year in the U.S. are attributed to allergic reactions to insect stings.

    TREATMENT FOR NORMAL OR LOCALIZED REACTIONS
    • First, if stung on the hand, remove any rings from your fingers immediately.
    • If stung by a bee, the bee usually leaves a sac of venom and a stinger in your skin. If the sac is still in the skin, gently scrape it out with a fingernail or a stiff-edged object like a credit card. Do not pull on the stinger -- this will cause the release of more venom into the skin.
    • Wash the stung area with soap and water, then apply an antiseptic.
    • Apply a soothing ointment, like a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion, and cover the area with a dry, sterile bandage.
    • If swelling is a problem, apply an ice pack or cold compress to the area.
    • Take an over-the-counter oral antihistamine to reduce itching, swelling, and hives. However, this medication should not be given to children under 3 years of age or to pregnant women without prior approval from a health care provider or her midwife.
    • To relieve pain, take aspirin or an aspirin-substitute. Do not give aspirin to a child or teenager. It has been associated with a rare, but serious, liver and brain disorder called Reye's syndrome in these age groups. In general, pregnant women should consult their midwives or health care providers before taking any over-the-counter medicine. Also, carefully read the warning label on any medicines before taking it. Parents of children and people with medical conditions should consult a pharmacist if they have questions about a medicine's use.

    ALLERGIC REACTIONS TREATMENT

    An allergic reaction is treated with epinephrine (adrenaline), either self-injected or administered by a health care provider. Usually this injection will stop the development of severe allergic reaction. In some cases, intravenous fluids, oxygen, and other treatments are also necessary. Once stabilized, you are sometimes required to stay overnight at the hospital under close observation. People who have had previous allergic reactions must remember to carry epinephrine with them wherever they go. Also, because one dose may not be enough to reverse the reaction, immediate medical attention an insect sting is still recommended.

    INSECT STING PREVENTION

    You can lessen your chances of an insect sting by taking certain precautionary measures:
    • Learn to recognize insect nests and avoid them. Yellow jackets nest in the ground in dirt mounds or old logs and walls. Honeybees nest in beehives. Hornets and wasps nest in bushes, trees, and on buildings.
    • Wear shoes and socks when outdoors.
    • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes when in country or wooded areas.
    • Avoid wearing perfumes or brightly colored clothing. They tend to attract insects.
    • If you have severe allergies, you should never be alone when hiking, boating, swimming, golfing, or otherwise involved outdoors, as you may need prompt medical treatment if stung.
    • Use insect screens on windows and doors at home. Use insect repellants. Spray bedrooms with aerosols containing insecticide before going to bed.
    • Spray garbage cans regularly with insecticide and keep the cans covered.
    • Avoid or remove insect-attracting plants and vines growing in and around the house.
    • A severely allergic person should always wear a MedicAlert bracelet and keep a self-care kit (described below) on hand for emergency use in the case of severe symptoms. For more information on where to get a MedicAlert bracelet, you can call 1-800-ID-ALERT.

    Epinephrine self-administration kits are important for you to use immediately after being stung, before you get to a health care provider for treatment. The two most common have the brand names Ana-Kit and Epi-Pen. However, these kits should not be used as a substitute for medical intervention; you should still see a health care provider after being stung. Epinephrine alone is not always enough to reverse serious allergic sting reactions and may cause serious side effects in some people with heart conditions or people who are taking certain medicines. You will need a prescription from your health care provider to purchase one of these kits. Before using, be sure to let your health care provider know about any medicine you are taking to prevent drug interactions. Epinephrine can also be purchased in a vial and used with a insulin syringe to inject a dosage. This method is the one I prefer, since the needle on the Epi-Pen is considerably larger than an insulin needle and thus more painful, and I can quickly repeat the dosage if necessary. The Epi-Pen is also quite expensive as compared to purchasing the vial of epinephrine and insulin syringes and the Epi-Pen can only be used once.

    PREVENTING AN ALLERGIC REACTION

    Allergic reactions to insect stings may possibly be prevented with allergy shots. The treatment is 97 percent effective in preventing future reactions and involves injecting gradually increasing doses of venom that stimulate your immune system to become resistant to a future allergic reaction. If you've had an allergic reaction, it's important to talk to an allergist, a health care provider who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. Based on your history and test results, the allergist will determine if you are a candidate for immunotherapy treatment.

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    LATEX ALLERGY

    Latex, also known as rubber or natural latex, is derived from the milky sap of the rubber tree, found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Latex allergy is an allergic reaction to substances in natural latex. Rubber gloves are the main source of allergic reactions, although latex is also used in other products such as condoms and medical devices. The exact cause of latex allergy is unknown, but it is thought that repeated exposure to latex and rubber products may induce symptoms. About 5 to 10 percent of health care workers have some form of allergy to latex. Other than health care workers, people at increased risk for developing latex allergy include those who have:
    • A defect in their bone marrow cells.
    • A deformed bladder or urinary tract.
    • A history of multiple surgeries.
    • A urinary catheter, which has a rubber tip.
    • Allergy, asthma or eczema.
    • Food allergies to bananas, avocados, kiwis, or chestnuts.
    • Rubber industry workers and condom users are also at increased risk for developing a latex allergy.

    Routes of exposure include:
    • Through the skin, as occurs when latex gloves are worn.
    • Through mucous membranes, such as the eyes, mouth, vagina, and rectum.
    • Through the thin skin in the mouth, vagina, or rectum, as occurs when condoms are used.
    • Through inhalation. Rubber gloves contain a powder that can be inhaled.
    • Through the blood, as occurs when medical devices containing rubber are used.

    There are three types of latex reactions:
    • Irritant contact dermatitis. The least threatening type of latex reaction, classified as a non-allergenic skin reaction. It usually occurs as a result of repeated exposure to chemicals in latex gloves and results in dryness, itching, burning, scaling, and lesions of the skin.
    • Allergic contact dermatitis. A delayed reaction to additives used in latex processing, which results in the same type of reactions as irritant contact dermatitis (dryness, itching, burning, scaling and lesions of the skin), but the reaction is more severe, spreads to more parts of the body and lasts longer.
    • Immediate allergic reaction (latex hypersensitivity). The most serious reaction to latex. It can show up as rhinitis with hay fever-like symptoms, conjunctivitis (pink eye), cramps, hives and severe itching. Rarely, symptoms may progress to include rapid heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, anaphylactic shock, or potentially, death.

    Allergic reactions to latex can range from skin redness and itching to more serious symptoms, such as hives or gastrointestinal problems. True allergic reactions to latex rarely progress to the life-threatening conditions such as low blood pressure, difficulty breathing or rapid heart rate. However, if left untreated, these conditions could potentially result in death.

    If you experience severe symptoms, call your health care provider or 911 immediately, or go to the nearest emergency room.

    LATEX ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS

    A latex allergy is diagnosed in people who:
    • Have experienced signs or symptoms of allergic reaction (skin rash, hives, eye tearing or irritation, wheezing, itching, difficulty breathing) when exposed to latex or natural rubber products.
    • Do not have signs or symptoms of latex allergy but are known to be at risk for latex allergy and have a positive skin test to latex. Since the latex allergen used in the test is not readily available in the U.S., a blood test is sometimes performed to detect allergy-producing antibodies.
    • Skin testing for latex allergy should only be done with the close supervision of an allergy specialist because of the risk of severe reactions.

    LATEX ALLERGY TREATMENT

    Reactions may be treated by removal of the latex product and drug treatment according to the type of symptoms developing. If the symptoms are irritant contact dermatitis, antihistamine and/or corticosteroid medicines may be enough to treat symptoms. Severe reactions should be treated with epinephrine, intravenous fluids, and other support by hospital or emergency personnel.

    If you have latex allergy, it is important for you to wear a MedicAlert bracelet and carry an emergency epinephrine syringe.

    There is no cure for latex allergy, so the best treatment for this condition is prevention. If you are at risk for serious reactions to latex, you must make many lifestyle changes to ensure a latex-safe environment. While it may require leading a more protected and isolated life, you can continue certain activities when precautions are taken. Here are some tips:
    • Use basic latex alternatives (see below).
    • Keep all shoes, boots, and sneakers in covered containers.
    • Never travel alone. Always travel with another person, especially to your health care appointments where you might accidentally come into contact with latex.
    • Plan in advance to ensure latex avoidance at any family function or party.
    • Because a latex allergy becomes worse with each exposure, you should avoid products containing latex. While it is difficult to obtain full and accurate information on the latex content of products, you may become better informed by checking with suppliers before buying a product. The following list highlights some (but not all) of the latex products you should avoid in the home:
      • Rubber sink stoppers and sink mats.
      • Rubber or rubber-grip utensils.
      • Rubber electrical cords or water hoses.
      • Bath mats and floor rugs that have rubber backing.
      • Toothbrushes with rubber grips or handles.
      • Rubber tub toys.
      • Sanitary napkins (that contain rubber).
      • Condoms/diaphragms.
      • Diapers that contain rubber.
      • Adult undergarments that contain rubber.
      • Waterproof bed pads containing rubber.
      • Undergarments, socks and other clothing with elastic bands that contain rubber.
      • Adhesives such as glue, paste, art supplies, glue pens.
      • Older Barbie dolls and other dolls that are made of rubber.
      • Rubber bands, mouse and keyboard cords, desktop and chair pads, rubber stamps.
      • Mouse and wrist pads containing rubber.
      • Keyboards and calculators with rubber keys or switches.
      • Pens with comfort grip or any rubber coating.
      • Remote controllers for TVs or VCRs with rubber grips or keys.
      • Camera, telescope or binocular eye pieces.
      • Bathing caps and elastic in bathing suits.

      Products To Avoid Outside the Home:
      • Grocery store checkout belts.
      • Restaurants where workers use latex gloves for food preparation (call ahead to ensure your safety).
      • Balloons.
      • Auto races that emit tire and rubber particles.
      • ATM machine buttons (often made of rubber).

      Other products containing rubber include:
      • Tourniquets.
      • Blood Pressure Pads.
      • EKG pads.
      • Some adhesive bandages.
      • Dental devices.

    LATEX ALTERNATIVES
      There are many alternatives that can be used in place of latex. These include:
      • Balloons - Mylar balloons.
      • Baby toys - Plastic or cloth toys.
      • Bottle nipples - Silicone nipples.
      • Condoms - Sheep cecum condoms (for birth control only).
      • Elastic bands - Paper clips, string, or twine.
      • Household gloves - Synthetic or cotton gloves.
      • Raincoat - Nylon or synthetic waterproof coats.
      • Shoes with rubber - Leather or synthetic shoes.
      • Telephone cords - Clear cords.

    If you have a known latex allergy and must visit your health care provider or dentist, inform them of your latex allergy at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. The hospital or health care provider's office should have a latex-free protocol that they follow for patients with latex allergies.

    If you have to stay in the hospital, you will usually be given your own room, free of latex products.

    DIET CHANGES

    Latex allergies may also cross over into food groups. Or if you are already allergic to certain foods, you may be at high risk for developing a latex allergy. The following foods can trigger a latex-like allergic reaction because the proteins in them mimic latex proteins as they break down in the body:

    Banana
    Fig
    Kiwi
    Peach
    Grape
    Celery
    Papaya
    Tomato
    Nectarine
    Avocado
    Melon
    Potato
    Cherry
    Rye
    Strawberry
    Wheat
    Plum
    Chestnut
    Pineapple
    Hazelnut

    Note: Not all people who have these food allergies will also have latex allergies.




    MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS):

    Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is the name given by some to a condition in which various symptoms reportedly appear after a person has been exposed to any of a wide range of chemicals. The exposure may occur as a major event, such as a chemical spill, or from long-term contact with low-levels of chemicals, such as in an office with poor ventilation. As a result of exposure, people with MCS develop sensitivity and have reactions to the chemicals even at levels most people can tolerate. Other names for this condition are "environmental illness" and "sick building syndrome."

    Many recognized medical groups and societies, including the CDC, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, do not consider MCS a distinct physical disorder. There are several reasons for this. First, there is a lack of clinical evidence to support a physical cause for the symptoms. In addition, people with MCS do not develop antibodies in response to chemical exposure, as is the case with an immune system, or allergic, reaction. Further, people with MCS also have high rates of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders - mental disorders that are expressed through physical symptoms. About 50% of people with MCS meet the criteria for depression and/or anxiety disorders. Much of the controversy, then, centers on whether the symptoms associated with MCS are caused by physical or psychological factors.

    MCS SYMPTOMS

    People with MCS have reported a wide range of symptoms, including:
    • Headache.
    • Fatigue.
    • Dizziness.
    • Nausea.
    • Irritability.
    • Confusion.
    • Difficulty concentrating.
    • Intolerance to heat or cold.
    • Earache.
    • Stuffy head or congestion.
    • Itching.
    • Sneezing.
    • Sore throat.
    • Memory problems.
    • Breathing problems.
    • Changes in heart rhythm.
    • Chest pain.
    • Muscle pain and/or stiffness.
    • Bloating or gas.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Skin rash or hives.
    • Mood changes.

    Many health care practitioners do not recognize MCS as a disorder and, therefore, do not make a diagnosis of MCS. For this reason, it is not possible to assess how many people actually suffer from MCS. One estimate suggests that 2 to 10 percent of people suffer some disruption in their lives because of MCS, although other experts believe these estimates are too high. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that about one-third of people working in sealed buildings claimed to be sensitive to one or more common chemicals. More women than men claim to have MCS, and it appears to occur most often in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years.

    MCS CAUSES

    The cause of MCS is unknown. One theory suggests that chemicals traveling in the air enter the nose and affect an area of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system plays a role in emotions, motivated behavior, and memory, which may make a person more sensitive to a chemical odor it previously encountered, a condition called cacosmia. However, this theory has not been proven. Another theory suggests that the immune system is somehow damaged in people with MCS. Still another theory, called "toxic-induced loss of tolerance" (TILT), suggests that acute or chronic exposure to chemicals causes some susceptible people to lose their tolerance for chemicals they previously could tolerate. Again, there is little evidence to support this theory. People with MCS identify many products as chemical triggers, including:
    • Tobacco smoke.
    • Perfume.
    • Traffic exhaust or gasoline fumes.
    • Nail polish remover.
    • Newspaper ink.
    • Hair spray.
    • Paint or paint thinner.
    • Insecticides.
    • Artificial colors, sweeteners, and preservatives in food.
    • Adhesive tape.
    • New carpet.
    • Flame retardants on clothing and furniture (such as mattresses).
    • Felt tip pens.
    • Chlorine in swimming pools.

    MCS DIAGNOSIS

    There are no tests to diagnose MCS. A health care provider generally bases his or her diagnosis on the person's description of symptoms, usually following a complete medical history and physical examination. The health care provider may use diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and blood tests, to rule out true allergies and other physical or mental health disorders as the cause of the symptoms.

    MCS TREATMENT

    Approaches to treatment vary. Most health care providers recommend avoiding the chemicals or foods that seem to trigger reactions. Some providers refer people with MCS to psychiatrists or psychologists, mental health professionals specially trained to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. In most cases, the best course of action is for the person to stay in regular contact with a trusted health care provider. Within this health care provider-patient relationship, the health care provider can monitor the symptoms and stay alert to any changes. The health care provider's main approach is likely to focus on reassuring and supporting the person, and preventing unnecessary tests and treatments. It may be necessary, however, to treat some of the symptoms, such as headaches or pain.

    MCS PREVENTION

    Because little is known about the cause of MCS symptoms, it is not known if the disorder can be prevented.




    POISON PLANT ALLERGIES

    Poison Plants - Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac are plants that contain an irritating, oily sap called urushiol. Urushiol triggers an allergic reaction when it comes into contact with skin, resulting in an itchy rash, which can appear within hours of exposure or three to five days later. A person can be exposed to urushiol directly or by touching objects -- such as gardening tools, camping equipment, and even a pet's fur -- that have come into contact with the sap of one of the poison plants. Urushiol is found in all parts of these plants, including the leaves, stems, and roots, and is even present after the plant has died. Urushiol is absorbed quickly into the skin. It can also be inhaled if the poison plants are burned. The smoke may expose not only the skin to the chemical but also the nasal passages, throat, and lungs. Inhaled urushiol can cause a very serious allergic reaction. The rash that results from the poison plants is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. (Dermatitis is swelling and irritation of the skin.) Skin is not automatically sensitive to urushiol. Sensitivity builds up after the skin is exposed to the substance. When initially exposed to urushiol, the skin alerts the immune system of the presence of the irritating chemical. (Usually, no visible reaction will occur the first time a person comes in contact with a poison plant.) The immune system then prepares a defensive reaction for the next time the skin encounters the substance. This sensitizes the skin so that new contact with urushiol causes an allergic reaction.

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can be found in most areas of the U.S., except Alaska, Hawaii, and the deserts of the Southwest.

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    In some areas of the country (East, Midwest, and South), poison ivy grows as a woody, rope-like vine and tends to grow around lakes and streams. In the northern and western U.S., and around the Great Lakes (midwest), it grows as a trailing shrub on the ground or as a freestanding shrub. Each poison ivy leaf has three leaflets (groups of leaves all on the same small stem coming off the larger main stem), but may vary from groups of three to nine. Leaves are green in the summer and red/yellow in the fall. The flowers are yellow or green and the plant will have off-white berries.

    poison oak poison oak

    Poison oak closely resembles poison ivy, although it is usually more shrub-like, and its leaves are shaped somewhat like oak leaves. The undersides of the leaves are always a much lighter green than the surface and are covered with hair. Poison oak is more common in the western U.S. In the East (from New Jersey to Texas) it grows as a low shrub. In the West (along the Pacific coast) it grows to 6-foot-tall clumps or vines up to 30 feet long. Oak-like leaves, usually in clusters of three will often turn yellow-red in the fall with clusters of yellow berries.

    poison sumac poison sumac

    Poison sumac grows as a woody shrub, with each stem containing 7 to 13 leaves arranged in pairs and the shrub can grow up to 15 feet tall. Poison sumac can be distinguished from harmless sumac by its drooping clusters of green berries. Harmless sumac has red, upright berry clusters. Poison sumac is more common in wet, swampy, boggy areas,especially in the Southeast.

    SYMPTOMS OF A POISON PLANT REACTION

    All three plants contain the same chemical, urushiol, and cause the same reaction, which generally occurs in the following phases:
    • Redness and itching of the skin.
    • A rash erupts on the skin, often in a pattern of streaks or patches from where the plant has come into contact with the skin.
    • The rash develops into red bumps, called papules, or large, oozing blisters.
    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis in North America. Some experts estimate that three out of four people are sensitive to the chemical found in these plants, although the degree of sensitivity varies. Some people are very sensitive and will have a quick reaction upon contact with a small amount of urushiol. For those who are less sensitive, exposure to a large amount of urushiol is necessary before a reaction develops. Cases of poison plant allergy occur most frequently during the spring, summer, and early fall when people spend more time outdoors.

    POISON PLANT REACTION DIAGNOSIS

    An allergic reaction to a poison plant is diagnosed based on the typical pattern of symptoms and the appearance of the rash.

    POISON PLANT REACTION TREATMENT

    An allergic reaction to a poison plant cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be treated. You may take cool showers, washing as soon as possible after plant contact with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or as a last resort, mud packs. Resin is fixed to skin within 30 minutes so it is important to was area as soon as possible. Clean any clothing, footwear, and/or pets. The resin is an oil and can stay active for extended periods of time. Treat itch by an application of an over-the-counter lotion, such as calamine lotion, hydrocortisone ointment (1.0 percent), or mud packs, to help relieve the itch. If your reaction is more severe or involves mucus membranes (membranes found in the eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals), you may need a prescription medication, such as prednisone, to help control the reaction. For extreme cases you should consult with a health care provider.

    Most rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac are mild and last from 5 to 12 days. In severe cases, the rash can last for 30 days or longer. Immunotherapy is not available for allergies to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. You can take steps to prevent exposure:
    • Learn to identify poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, and avoid contact with them.
    • Remove these plants from around your home, especially in areas where you may be working or playing.
    • When walking in the woods or working in areas where these plants may grow, cover your skin as much as possible by wearing long pants, long-sleeves, shoes, and socks.
    • Do not let pets run in wooded areas where they may be exposed to the poison plants. They can carry urushiol back home on their fur.

    Many people think a poison plant rash can be spread from one part of the body to another or from person to person. In general, this is not true. You can spread the rash only if you have urushiol on your hands. Also, it can take longer for the rash to appear on certain areas of the body, especially areas such as the soles of the feet where the skin is thicker. This may give the appearance that the rash has spread from one part of the body to another. You can also be re-exposed to the urushiol by touching gardening tools, sports equipment, or other items that were not cleaned after being in contact with the plants. Scratching or touching the rash and fluid from blisters will not cause the rash to spread because urushiol is not present in the blister fluid.

    If you think you may have been exposed to a poison plant:
    • Remove your clothes.
    • Wash all exposed areas with cool running water. Use soap and water if you can. Be sure to clean under your fingernails. In the woods, the water of a running stream can be an effective cleanser.
    • Wash your clothing and all gardening tools, camping gear, sports equipment, and other objects that came into contact with the plants.
    • Bathe pets exposed to the plants.
    If any of the following occurs, seek immediate medical attention:
    • You have symptoms of a severe reaction, such as severe swelling and/or difficulty breathing.
    • You have been exposed to the smoke of burning poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
    • The rash covers more than one quarter of your body.
    • The rash occurs on your face, lips, eyes, or genitals.
    • The initial treatment does not relieve the symptoms.
    • You develop a fever and/or the rash shows signs of infection, such as increased tenderness, pus or yellow fluid oozing from the blisters, and an odor coming from the blisters.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac




    SINUSITIS:

    Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air. But when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, bacteria can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), or deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity). Allergies (such as hay fever) can also cause swelling and poor drainage of the sinuses. There are two types of sinusitis, including:
    • ACUTE SINUSITIS: A sudden onset of symptoms that respond well to antibiotics and decongestants.
    • CHRONIC SINUSITIS: Characterized by at least four recurrences of sinusitis or infection that last 12 weeks or longer.

    About 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year. People who have the following conditions have a higher risk of sinusitis:
    • Nasal mucous membrane swelling as from a common cold.
    • Blockage of drainage ducts.
    • Structure differences that narrow the drainage ducts.
    • Conditions that result in an increased risk of infection.
    • In children, common environmental factors that contribute to sinusitis include allergies, illness from other children at day care or school, pacifiers, bottle drinking while lying on one's back, and smoke in the environment.
    • In adults, the contributing factors are most frequently infections and smoking.

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE SINUSITIS

    The primary symptoms of acute sinusitis include:
    • Facial pain/pressure.
    • Nasal stuffiness.
    • Nasal discharge.
    • Loss of smell.
    • Cough/congestion.

    Additional symptoms may include:
    • Fever.
    • Bad breath.
    • Fatigue.
    • Dental pain.
    • Acute sinusitis can last four weeks or more. This condition may be diagnosed when a person has two or more symptoms and/or the presence of thick, green, or yellow nasal discharge.

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC SINUSITIS

    People with chronic sinusitis may have the following symptoms for 12 weeks or more:
    • Facial congestion/fullness.
    • A nasal obstruction/blockage.
    • Pus in the nasal cavity.
    • Fever.
    • Nasal discharge/discolored postnasal drainage.

    Additional symptoms may include:
    • Headaches.
    • Bad breath.
    • Fatigue.
    • Dental pain.
    • Thick nasal discharge.

    SINUSITIS DIAGNOSIS

    To diagnose sinusitis, your health care provider will examine your face for swelling and redness over the cheekbone area. Facial swelling and redness are generally more prominent in the morning. As you remain upright, the symptoms gradually improve. The exam may include your health care provider feeling and pressing your sinuses for tenderness. He or she may also tap your teeth to see if you have an inflamed paranasal sinus.

    Other diagnostic tests may include a study of the mucus culture, nasal endoscopy, X-rays, allergy testing, or CT scan of the sinuses.

    An endoscope is a special tube-like instrument equipped with tiny lights and cameras used to examine the interior of the nose and sinus drainage areas. A nasal endoscopy allows your health care provider to view the accessible areas of the sinus drainage pathways. First your nasal cavity is numbed using a local anesthetic. A rigid or flexible endoscope is then placed in position to view the middle bone structure of the nasal cavity. The procedure is used to observe signs of obstruction as well as detect nasal polyps hidden from routine nasal examination. During the endoscopic examination, the health care provider also looks for pus, polyp formation, and any structural abnormalities that would cause you to suffer from recurrent sinusitis.

    SINUSITIS TREATMENT

    Acute sinusitis. This is generally treated with 10 to 14 days of antibiotics. With treatment, the symptoms usually disappear and antibiotics are no longer required. Oral and topical decongestants may be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms. Use of non-prescription drops or sprays might be effective in controlling symptoms. However, non-prescription drops should not be used beyond their recommended use, usually four to five days, or they may actually increase congestion.

    Chronic sinusitis. Warm moist air may alleviate sinus congestion. A vaporizer or inhaling steam from a pan of boiling water (removed from heat) may also help. Warm compresses are useful to relieve pain in the nose and sinuses. Saline nose drops are also safe for home use. Use of non-prescription drops or sprays might be effective in controlling symptoms, however, they should not be used beyond their recommended use. Antibiotics may also be prescribed.

    OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS

    To reduce congestion, your health care provider may prescribe nasal sprays (some may contain steroid sprays), nose drops, or oral decongestant medicine. If you suffer from severe chronic sinusitis, oral steroids might be prescribed to reduce inflammation, usually only when other medications have not worked. Antibiotics will be prescribed for any bacterial infection found in the sinuses (antibiotics are not effective against a viral infection). An antihistamine may be recommended for the treatment of allergies. Anti-fungal medicine may be prescribed for treatment for any fungal infection.

    Smoking is never recommended, but if you do smoke, you should refrain during treatment for sinus problems. No special diet is required, but drinking extra fluids helps to thin secretions.

    Mucus is developed by the body to moisten the sinus walls. In the sinus walls, the mucus is moved across tissue linings toward the opening of each sinus by millions of cilia (a hair-like extension of a cell). Irritation and swelling from an allergy can narrow the opening of the sinus and block mucus movement. If antibiotics and other medicines are not effective in opening the sinus, surgery may be necessary. Also, if there is a structural abnormality of the sinus such as nasal polyps, which obstruct sinus drainage, surgery may be needed.

    Surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia using an endoscope. Most people can return to normal activities within five to seven days following surgery; full recovery usually takes about four to six weeks. A procedure called a "turbinectomy" may also be performed to permanently shrink the swollen membranes of the nose. This is done in the office and takes a few minutes. The anesthetic used is very similar to that used in routine dental procedures.

    Delaying treatment for sinusitis will result in suffering from unnecessary pain and discomfort. In rare circumstances, untreated sinusitis can lead to meningitis or brain abscess, and infection of the bone.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sinusitis




    TREATMENT


    The link between allergens (substances that trigger allergic reactions) and the symptoms they produce is often obvious, as in the case of pollen and hay fever. Less easy to identify are intolerances, or "hidden" reactions, said to cause problems ranging from depression and digestive disorders to asthma and eczema. These symptoms do not occur immediately and are less extreme than true allergic reactions. The tests described below are among those used by nutritional therapists and clinical ecologists worldwide to identify allergies and intolerances.

    Food Allergies Overview
    Food Sensitivities Overview
    Herbal & Holistic Recommendations For Allergies

    Allergy Research began in the 20th century.
    Research into allergies began early in the 20th century.





    HEALTH CARE EXAM

    An important part of diagnosing allergies is a careful evaluation of your symptoms. Your health care provider will ask you several questions to rule out other conditions that may cause allergy-like symptoms.

    QUESTIONS YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MAY ASK
    • What type of symptoms do you have?
    • How long have you had these symptoms?
    • When symptoms occur, how long do they last?
    • Are your symptoms seasonal (come and go throughout the year) or do they last year-round?
    • Do your symptoms occur when you are outdoors or indoors, such as when you clean your house?
    • Do your symptoms get worse when you are around pets? Do you have any pets?
    • Do you smoke? Does anyone in your family smoke?
    • Are your symptoms interfering with your daily activities or interrupting your sleep?
    • What makes your symptoms better?
    • What types of treatments have you tried?
    • What allergy medication(s) are you taking now? Do these medications provide relief? Do they cause unwanted drowsiness?
    • What other medications are you taking, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins and herbal supplements?
    • What type of heating system do you have? Do you have central air conditioning?
    • Do you have any other health conditions, such as asthma or high blood pressure?
    • Are you having difficulty with your sense of smell or taste?
    • What makes your symptoms worse?
    • How much can you modify your lifestyle to reduce your exposure to these allergens?

    In addition to asking questions, your health care provider will perform a complete physical exam. Your skin, eyes, nose, ears, and throat will be examined. Your health care provider will look for inflammation (redness or swelling), drainage, or other signs of allergy symptoms. Other tests may be performed, based on your health care provider's recommendations after the medical history and examination, to determine which allergens are causing your symptoms. These may include a skin test or blood test.

    QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
    • What substances are causing my allergies?
    • What allergy symptoms should I be concerned about? When is it necessary to call the health care provider?
    • What allergy medications or other treatments are available? What are the benefits/side effects of each treatment?
    • Will I need allergy shots?
    • What guidelines should I follow if I'm prescribed allergy medication?
    • Should I take medicine all the time or only when my allergy symptoms become worse?
    • Should I stop exercising outside if I have allergies?
    • What types of plants are better to put in my yard if I have allergies?
    • How can I avoid or reduce exposure to certain allergens?
    • What can I do around my house to reduce allergies?
    • Should I avoid going outside during certain times of the year?
    • What can I do to decrease allergy symptoms when I do have to go outside?
    • How can I tell the difference between allergies and a cold or the flu?
    • Will changing my diet improve my symptoms?
    • How often should I come in for follow-up appointments?




    SKIN TESTING FOR ALLERGIES

    The season in which your allergy occurs will narrow the list of possible culprits. To pinpoint the cause, your health care provider may perform a skin test to determine which substances (allergens) cause a reaction.

    The skin test, also called a scratch test, is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy symptoms. It involves placing extracts of potential allergens in a grid on your arm or back, and then scratching or pricking your skin so the extract can enter the outer layer of skin (epidermis) to allow exposure to the extract. Those areas that become red and itchy indicate which substances trigger a defensive (allergic) response by your immune system. Evaluation of the skin's reaction will determine the intensity of your allergic reaction to that allergen.


    WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE SKIN TEST

    First, a health care provider will examine the skin on your forearm and clean it with alcohol. (Sometimes, the skin test is performed on an area of your back.)

    Areas on your skin are then marked with a pen to identify each allergen that will be tested. A drop of extract for each potential allergen (such as pollen, animal dander, or insect venom) is placed on the corresponding mark. A small disposable pricking device or a small syringe and needle is then used so the extract can enter into the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis. The skin prick is not a shot and doesn't cause bleeding. Sometimes, instead of the skin pricking method, a small amount of the allergen is injected just under the skin.

    If there are allergic antibodies in your system, your skin will become irritated and may itch, much like a mosquito bite. This reaction means you are allergic to that substance.

    Plan to spend about an hour for the entire appointment. The allergen placement part of the test takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Then you will have to wait about 15 minutes to see how your skin reacts.

    Inform the health care provider who is going to perform the skin test about all medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter medications. Since over-the-counter antihistamines stop allergic reactions, you should not take them for at least 48 hours before the test. Prescription antihistamines should be discontinued five to seven days before the test. Talk to your health care provider about discontinuing your prescription medicines prior to the test. Your health care provider will give you a list of medicines to avoid before the test, since there are other drugs that can interfere with the results. Since you may not be able to discontinue certain medicines, the health care provider may perform a separate "control" test to determine if that particular drug will interfere with the scratch test.

    The test may be mildly irritating, but most people say it does not hurt too much. The part I hated the most was the itching from the allergen reactions.

    Although small amounts of allergens are introduced into your system, a skin test is safe when performed properly. You may be supervised by your health care provider for extreme reactions if you have severe allergies.

    After the test, the extracts and ink marks will be cleaned off your skin with alcohol. A mild cortisone cream will be applied to your arm to relieve any itching at the sites of the skin pricks. Keep the tested area on your arm uncovered when you go home. Your health care provider or allergist will use the results of the test to help develop a management plan for you.

    You should contact your health care provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever.
    • Lightheadedness.
    • Wheezing.
    • Shortness of breath.

    If skin testing cannot be performed, the health care provider may perform a radioallergosorbent blood test (RAST) to check the levels of antibodies produced by the immune system. Elevated levels of certain antibodies can identify particular allergies. Because RAST is not as sensitive as skin testing in detecting certain substances, it is only used when skin testing isn't possible.


    BLOOD TESTING FOR ALLERGIES

    Blood tests are sometimes performed to find out what triggers an allergic reaction. Blood tests are often used if patients have a skin condition or are taking medications, such as antihistamines, that could interfere with an allergy skin test, the most common test used to identify allergy triggers.

    The radioallergosorbent test (RAST) and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test are two types of blood tests used to diagnose allergies. In both, a small amount of blood is taken from the allergy sufferer and analyzed for antibodies. High levels of antibodies in the blood indicate an allergic reaction.

    These blood tests are not as effective as skin testing and tend to be somewhat more expensive, but can be useful in some situations.



    CYTOTOXIC TEST

    In this test for food intolerances, a blood sample is taken and the white blood cells are isolated. They are then mixed with liquified concentrate of the suspect food, before being analyzed under a microscope. If the cells swell and form granules, this is said to indicate an abnormal reaction. Cytotoxic testing does not produced consistent results, and has been largely superceded by ELISA testing.




    ELISA TEST

    According to practitioners, true allergies are triggered by an antibody in the blood called immunoglobulin E (IgE), and some types of delayed, less severe reactions by another antibody, IgG. The ELISA (enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay) blood test was developed as an indicator of these so-called "hidden" food intolerances, said to be implicated in a range of conditions such as asthma, eczema, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis, "leaky gut", and migraines. A small sample of blood is added to a number of foods in wells on a plate, and stored for 12 hours in a refrigerator. Any IgG that forms is measured using a spectrophotometer.

    Spectrophotometer.
    The spectrophotometer measures antibodies produced by a positive reaction in an ELISA test, which shows up as yellow in a blood sample.


    Patients are advised to eliminate any foods that have a strong positive IgG reaction. Mild- or medium-reaction foods can be eaten every four days or as tolerated.





    OTHER BLOOD TESTS

    There are a number of different blood tests used in nutritional testing.
      BLOOD VITAMIN ANALYSIS: A blood sample is tested for levels of as many as 12 vitamins, using a process known as HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography). Low levels of vitamins are blamed for a wide range of conditions - for example, anemia has been linked to folic acid deficiency, and dermatitis and dementia to lack of niacin (vitamin B-3).

      WHOLE BLOOD MINERAL ANALYSIS: This is used to evaluate mineral levels in a blood sample. Optimal concentrations of 24 minerals are said to be necessary for the body to function correctly. Lack of zinc, for example, is linked to recurrent infections, and lack of calcium to disorders of the muscles and nervous system.

      BLOOD AMINO ACIDS TEST: Practitioners take a blood sample to determine levels of amino acids, which the body cannot produce by itself and must obtain from food. These include tryptophan, needed for the production of serotonin and other neurotransmitters involved in regulating mood and sleep.

    For more information about nutrients and their functions in the body, see the following link.

    MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index





    ELIMINATION DIET

    Patients are put on a diet of foods that are considered unlikely to cause a reaction. Once the symptoms fade, suspect food groups are reintroduced every 72 hours. Foods that bring the symptoms back are removed from the diet for at least six month; foods provoking a mild reaction can be eaten every four days. The technique is used to analyze how the digestive system as a whole reacts to food.

    An elimination diet of neutral foods.
    In an elimination diet, only "neutral" foods are eaten initially, such as cabbage, carrots, pears, rice, sunflower oil and seeds, lamb, and mineral water.


    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Hidden Food Allergies



    ELIMINATION DIET & FOOD CHALLENGE TEST

    The elimination diet and food challenge test are used to identify food allergies. The elimination diet involves removing specific foods or ingredients from your diet that you and your health care provider suspect may be causing your allergy symptoms. (Common allergy-causing foods are milk, eggs, nuts, wheat, and soy.) Your health care provider will supervise this diet over two to three weeks.

    During this time, you will need to carefully read food labels and find out about food preparation methods when dining out. You'll also need to keep a food diary to record the foods you are eating. If you remove a certain food and the symptoms go away while following this diet, your health care provider can usually identify that food as the cause of your problems.

    While following this diet, make sure you are eating other foods that provide the same nutrients as those you've eliminated (for example, try tofu-based foods instead of dairy products). A dietitian can help you plan meals that are healthful and nutritious without including the potentially allergenic foods.

    After following the elimination diet, your health care provider will ask you to gradually reintroduce the foods you were avoiding into your diet, one at a time. This process helps link symptoms to specific foods. You will need to carefully record any symptoms that occur when you eat each of these foods. If your symptoms return after eating the food, the diagnosis can usually be confirmed. You will be asked once again to eliminate the foods that have been identified as causing symptoms to see if the symptoms clear up. This is not a foolproof method. Psychological and physical factors can affect the diet's results. For example, if you think you're sensitive to a food, a response could occur that may not be a true allergic one.

    Before making significant changes in your diet, always seek the advice of your health care provider. If you randomly remove foods from your diet, you may not have a alanced diet and a lack of some nutrients can cause other health problems. You may also become frustrated because it may seem that everything you eat is causing a reaction.

    If you have had a severe (anaphylactic) reaction to certain foods, this method cannot be used.





    A CONTROLLED FOOD CHALLENGE

    In a controlled environment such as an intensive care hospital unit, the health care provider (usually a board-certified allergist) may conduct a food challenge test to determine if a food allergy exists or to confirm a suspected food allergy. A sample of the suspected offending food is given to the person unknowingly. The suspected offending food may be mixed with another food or may be disguised as an ingredient in another food. These food preparation techniques are used to prevent undue influence on the outcome of the test (if the person recognizes the food by sight or taste). Another method is to have the person take a capsule containing the allergen. This test is given under strict supervision. After eating the food or taking the capsule, the person is monitored to see if a reaction occurs.

    The ideal way to perform the food challenge test is as a "double-blind, placebo-controlled test." With this method, neither the allergist nor the allergy sufferer is aware of which capsule, or food, contains the suspected allergen. In order for the test to be effective, the person must also take capsules or eat food that does not contain the allergen. This will help the allergist make sure the reaction, if any, being observed is due to the allergen and not some other factor. Someone with a history of severe reactions cannot participate in a food challenge test. In addition, multiple food allergies are difficult to evaluate with this test.

    Since this test takes a lot of time to perform, it is costly and thus, done infrequently. This type of testing is generally used when the health care provider needs to confirm or eliminate specific food allergens.





    FOOD ALLERGY SELF-TEST


    Caution: Do not perform an Allergy Self-Test if you have potentially life-threatening or severe allergic responses to any substance. This test is for those individuals that may have only mild symptoms and need to identify and eliminate the substance from their environment or diet. For more severe allergic responses, testing should be done under the supervision of your allergist.


    If you suspect that you are allergic to a specific food, a simple test can help you determine if you are correct. By recording your pulse rate after consuming the food in question, you can reveal if you are having an allergic reaction. Using a watch with a second hand, sit down and relax for a few minutes. When completely relaxed, take your pulse at the wrist. Count the number of beats in a sixty-second period. A normal pulse reading is between 52 and 70 beats per minute for an adult with moderate athletic conditioning.

    AGE OF INDIVIDUAL
    NORMAL PULSE (HEART RATE) READINGS
    Newborn Infants
    100 to 160 beats per minute
    Children 1 to 10 Years
    70 to 120 beats per minute
    Children Over 10 Years
    60 to 100 beats per minute
    Adults
    60 to 100 beats per minute
    Well-Trained Athletes
    40 to 60 beats per minute


    After taking your pulse, consume the food that you are testing for an allergic reaction. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and take your pulse again. If your pulse rate has increased more than 10 beats per minute, omit this food from your diet for one month, and then retest yourself.

    For the purpose of this test, it is best to use the purest form of the suspect food available. For example, if you are testing yourself for an allergy to wheat, it is better to use a bit of plain cream of wheat cereal than to use wheat bread, which contains other ingredients besides wheat. This way you will know that whatever reaction you observe (or fail to observe), it is the wheat that is responsible.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Food Allergies



    FOOD ALLERGIES - A QUICK OVERVIEW

    Certain foods provoke a reaction in some people, which may be defined as an allergy or as an intolerance (see below). The symptoms of a food allergy are more sudden and severe than those of an intolerance. Allergies also differ from intolerances in that they are triggered by the immune system, which reacts to the food as though it were a harmful substance invading the body.

    SYMPTOMS

    Food allergies can trigger allergic disorders - allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema, and hives - as well as indigestion and stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches.

    Symptoms can be mild, but for some people, an extreme reaction, known as anaphylaxis, can be caused by eating even a morsel of the allergen (the food that provokes the attack). Within minutes, a rash, wheezing, vomiting, and swelling of the lips, mouth, and tongue may develop. In severe cases, collapse (anaphylactic shock) can result, and even death. Not all anaphylactic reactions occur immediately; some may take several hours, but can be equally as violent as reactions of swifter onset.

    CAUSES

    Nuts - especially peanuts - cause some of the most extreme food allergies. One in 20 people with peanut allergy will also react to soy, peas, and beans. Other common culprits include dairy products (lactose intolerance); gluten (Celiac disease; eggs; fish, especially cod, sole, and smoked fish; shellfish; preservatives (such as sulfite allergies), especially benzoic acid; colorings, particularly tartrazine; and other additives.

    CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

    A skin-prick test or RAST will usually identify an allergen. Anaphylaxis is treated with injections of cortisone and epinephrine.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Hidden Food Allergies

    SELF-HELP

    A food allergy generally lasts for life, so it is important to avoid the foods that are responsible. Those at risk of anaphylaxis should take meticulous care with their diet, particularly when eating out, and should wear a medical alert tag.

    Cautions: Call 9-1-1 or an ambulance immediately if you suspect an anaphylactic reaction. Consult with your health care provider if any of the following symptoms develop an hour or two after a meal:
    • Itching or swelling in the mouth or over the whole body.
    • Nausea.
    • Stomach pains.
    • Sneezing, a runny nose.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Weakness in the muscles.

    COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENTS FOR FOOD ALLERGIES

    A food allergy may be a contributing factor in several conditions such as eczema, which are often broadly termed "allergic", but the specific cause may be more difficult to pin down. In these situations, complementary methods focus on "detoxifying" and strengthening the digestive system, improving the elimination processes, and increasing over-all well-being.

  • Yoga: Mild or undiagnosed food allergies can disturb digestive processes and cause a general feeling of malaise. To help support the digestion, yoga teachers may emphasize postures (asanas) such as the Half Shoulderstand or the Relaxation pose, and breathing exercises (pranayama).


  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Touch & Movement Therapy - Yoga

  • Naturopathy: To pinpoint the cause of a mild food allergy, a practitioner may advocate the skin-prick test or RAST, but is more likely to suggest an elimination diet. You will be advised to cut out all suspect foods from the diet for at least 2 weeks, or until there are signs of improvement. Once symptoms are no longer present, you reintroduce foods one by one, stopping if any of them causes a reaction.


  • Practitioners may also recommend undertaking occasional juice-and-water fasts and raw-foods diets to help eliminate waste products from the body.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Nutritional Testing

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Hidden Food Allergies

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    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Fasting

  • Homeopathy: The homeopathic practitioner's approach will be guided by your particular constitutional type and the symptoms of your allergy. "Homeopathic immuno-therapy" may be recommended. This is a form of treatment in which you take extremely diluted preparations that have been made from the relevant allergen.


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    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Homeopathic Potencies

  • Western Herbalism: To complement an elimination diet, herbalists may recommend Slippery Elm and Marshmallow to soothe the digestive tract, Dandelion root to support the liver, Hops, Buckbean (also called BogBean or Menyanthes trifoliata - unable to find herbs resources for this herb), and White Horehound to stimulate digestion, and Echinacea and Red Clover to strengthen the immune system. Astringent herbs such as Calendula and Goldenseal may be prescribed if damage to the gut will be suspected. Nettle soup may be suggested to calm the allergic response. See Holistic and Herbal Recommendations further down on this page for more information and general recommendations for allergies.


  • Caution: Do not take Goldenseal during pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure. Do not take hops if you have clinical depression.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy - Western Herbalism

  • Nutritional Therapy: Nutritional supplements to boost the body's regenerative powers will be advised. These may include Selenium and Zinc to support the immune system, Pantothenic Acid, thought to have antihistamine effect, Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, and Magnesium and Manganese, said to be deficient in some people with food allergies. See Holistic and Herbal Recommendations further down on this page for more information and general recommendations for allergies.


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  • Clinical Ecology: Practitioners are controversial diagnostic methods, including cytotoxic tests, pulse testing, hair analysis, Vega testing, and applied kinesiology. Many researchers and conventional health care practitioners doubt their accuracy. Treatment may take the form of Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization (EPD), in which an enzyme and a dilute mixture of common allergens are injected into the patient. This is said to work by "reprogramming" white blood cells that have been reacting unnecessarily to food substances.


  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy - Clinical Ecology

  • Relaxation & Breathing: Hyperventilation (rapid breathing) stimulates the release of the chemical histamine. Learning to regulate breathing can help reduce the severity of the allergic response.


  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Mind & Emotion Therapy - Relaxation & Breathing





    FOOD SENSITIVITIES - A QUICK OVERVIEW

    Unlike food allergies, food intolerances do not appear to produce IgE antibodies in the body. Some intolerances seen to disappear if the food is avoided for a few months, and people often report cravings for the very foods to which they are sensitive.

    SYMPTOMS

    While their is much debate over the symptoms, those most often linked with intolerances include
    CAUSES

    Apart from conditions related to deficiencies in enzymes (such as lactase, needed to digest milk), many health care providers find the idea of food intolerance unconvincing. But according to practitioners of nutritional medicine, factors such as stress, "dysbiosis" - the overgrowth of unfriendly gut bacteria (candidiasis), and "liver congestion" may result in poor digestion, causing toxins to "leak" into the blood (Crohn's Disease). This in turn is said to cause ill-effects elsewhere in the body.

    stress and food intolerances


    STRESS & FOOD INTOLERANCES

    Inability to cope with stress is thought to contribute to poor digestion. The undigested food irritates the gut wall, causing it to become "leaky". Food molecules and toxic substances are believed to pass through to the bloodstream, affecting the liver, kidneys, and ultimately the immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to illness.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Crohn's Disease (With Information About Leaky Gut)

    CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

    Those health care providers who do accept that food intolerances play a part in at least some cases of long-term illness usually suggest an elimination diet to identify the culprit food.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Hidden Food Allergies

    allergy skin testing
    Skin Prick Test

    Some practitioners use a modified skin-prick test to identify the intolerance.


    COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENTS

    With such a wide range of symptoms, food intolerance is notoriously difficult to diagnose. A batter of tests (see above) helps practitioners pinpoint the culprit food. Stress appears to make food intolerance worse, and counseling and mind/body techniques may improve the ability to cope.

  • Naturopathy: According to naturopaths, inadequate digestion causes irritation of the gut lining. Incompletely digested food molecules (see above) eventually permeate the mucous membrane. The naturopath will almost certainly advocate an elimination diet, in which suspect food groups are cut out for two weeks or until there is some sign of improvement. Initially, symptoms may sometimes get worse, but if they subsequently improve, foods are reintroduced one by one and stopped if there is a reaction. Research published in The Lancet in 1985 suggested that elimination diets relieved symptoms in people.


  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Detecting Your Hidden Food Allergies

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy - Naturopathy

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  • Nutritional Therapies: According to practitioners, the "leaky" gut that results from irritation caused by poorly digested food leads in turn to loss of essential nutrients, especially Magnesium and zinc. Treatment is tailored to the individual, but recommended nutritional supplements may include:
    • Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) to mend the intestinal wall.
    • Vitamin B-Complex to support the function of the adrenal glands, which affect the body's metabolic rate and response to stress.
    • Vitamin C, which supports the adrenal glands and is an antioxidant.
    • Vitamin E and Calcium to reduce the allergic response.
    • Selenium, Magnesium, and Zinc to support the immune system.
    • Essential Fatty Acids to counteract inflammation.
    • Digestive Enzyme Supplements.

    If dysbiosis is a problem:
    • Kelp.
    • Bifidobacteria / Lactobacillus Supplements.
    Combined with live yogurt. All of these contain beneficial bacteria to normalize gut flora may be suggested. See Holistic and Herbal Recommendations further down on this page for more information and general recommendations for allergies.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy - Nutritional Therapies

  • Clinical Ecology: Practitioners say that anyone eating an average Western-style diet is likely to ingest over 100 synthetic chemicals a day in food and water, and that these can encourage food intolerances. A number of controversial diagnostic tests may help identify the culprit; in addition, a practitioner will devise an elimination diet. You may also be advised to filter tap water and take antioxidant supplements. The practitioner may suggest an EPD injection or a treatment called provocation neutralization, in which a tiny amount of the irritant food is injected as a vaccine.


  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy - Clinical Ecology

  • Psychotherapy & Counseling: Stress and emotional problems seem to play a role in triggering food intolerances. People may also become obsessed by their ailment, conditioning themselves to expect symptoms. Psychotherapy and counseling may help them to "unlearn" these responses.


  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Mind & Emotion Therapy - Psychotherapy

  • Relaxation & Breathing: Symptoms attributed to food intolerances appear to be made worse by stress, and many people who have intolerances also have difficulty in coping with stress. Some also tend to hyperventilate (breathe too rapidly). Stress management techniques may be used to promote deep, slow breathing, reduce muscle tension, and relieve anxiety.


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    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL OPINION

    Conventional health care providers consider the elimination diet to be conclusive evidence of allergies and intolerances, but it is demanding for the patient. The accuracy of cytotoxic testing is seen as questionable; in a recent study, it identified substances that subjects had never eaten. The ELISA test is thought to be more reliable than cytotoxic testing in the diagnosis of food intolerances, but is expensive to administer. Many conventional health care providers question whether the nutritional deficiencies said to be identified in vitamin and mineral tests have any bearing on patients' real medical problems.

    Note: Most conventional medical practitioners are not educated about nutrition and nutritional therapy. What they do not know, they often do not understand and support. If you have allergies or intolerances, it is recommended you consider seeking out a good allergist to consult with about your condition. Become informed about medications that may be prescribed. There are many pros and cons to medicinal therapy and many of the drugs have serious side effects associated with them. If you can control your allergies and sensitivities through diet, this is always a preferred choice over drug therapy.





    CONSIDERATIONS

    The surest way to prevent an allergic reaction is to stay away from the allergen in question. This is possible for some types of allergies - such as foods - but other allergens, such as pollen, may be impossible to avoid. A number of remedies moderate the immune response and help to prevent allergic reactions. Treatments can also be applied externally to the skin for symptomatic relief of itching or rashes.

    REDUCE DAIRY INTAKE

    In allergy sufferers, dairy products can inhibit breathing and increase mucus. Try to cut down on the amount of dairy products in your diet, especially if you have asthma.

    TRY A SWEAT BATH

    Raising your body temperature in a hot bath has a fever-like effect, helping to purge the body of toxins. Fill a tub with hot water (about 97°F). Immerse yourself completely, leaving only your mouth and nose above the surface. Over the next 30 minutes, add hot water from time to time until the temperature reaches about 100°-102°F. Periodically rub your body with a brush. Afterward, take a cold shower, lie in bed and drink plenty of fluids. Warning: If you have heart or circulatory problems, are taking cortisone or are pregnant, take this bath only under medical supervision.

    HELP FROM CAYENNE PEPPER

    Cayenne Pepper contains an anti-inflammatory substance called Capsaicin, which may help relieve allergies. Sprinkle liberal amounts of cayenne pepper on your food for a few days. Drinking a cayenne cocktail can help to clean out mucus in the body. A Cayenne Cocktail can be made from tomato or vegetable juice (such as V-8) and adding 1/2 to a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of juice. Heat the juice in a microwave or on the stove to make a hot drink. Do not boil. Fresh garlic and/or horseradish may be added, if desired to the cocktail for an extra boost. Drink while hot. Guaranteed to open up sinuses and heat the body up. This is also great for colds and flu symptoms. Contains vitamin C, vitamin A and other antioxidants.



    CAYENNE (CAPSICUM) PRODUCTS

    Cayenne Pepper contains beta-carotene; beta-ionone, citric acid, hesperidin, imonen, lutein, and quercetin just to name a few. It also contains capsaicin, which reduces pain and inflammation. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster.

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    Extra Tip


    - If you are susceptible to allergies, regularly cleanse the body of allergens and toxins with a juice fast. Drink nothing but preservative-free herb and vegetable juices for 2-5 days. This will help flush out waste products and stimulate healing.


    ALLERGY CONCERNS

  • IgE is an antibody formed by the body as part of an allergic response to a food substance (or any other substance that initiates an allergic response). If IgE is present in your lung tissue, it frequently causes symptoms such as shortness of breath or asthma. If present in the skin, it can cause hives. If IgE is present in the wall of the intestinal tract, it can result in severe pain, gas, or bloating. IgE can be present anywhere in the body, causing severe problems. Even healthy natural foods can have an adverse effect if you are allergic to them.


  • Cerebral allergies can cause swelling of the lining of the brain. Entire food families can cause such allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. Recurrent headaches, or schizophrenic, violent, or aggressive reactions can be an indicator of cerebral allergy. Foods such as corn, wheat, rice, milk, chocolate, and certain food additives, are the most common offenders.


  • Research reports that taking aspirin before consuming an allergenic food makes it possible for more of the allergy-provoking food to be absorbed. In contrast, taking Aerobic Bulk Cleanse from Aerobic Life Industries combined with aloe vera juice may slow the absorption of foods that cause a reaction. Taking oat bran or guar gum in the morning works in the same way. Wheat bran is not recommended as a source of fiber for allergy prone individuals because wheat is highly allergenic.



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  • Research is being conducted on the ability of Coenzyme Q-10 to counter histamine for asthma and allergy sufferers.




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  • Steroidal nasal sprays can be very effective for allergies and are less expensive than many prescription medications. These sprays, however, do not relieve itchiness of the eyes. They generally need up to 10 days to become effective, so it is advisable to begin taking them about a week prior to hay fever season. Be sure to check first with your health care provider before using them, as recent studies suggest a possible link between steroid nasal sprays and the development of glaucoma - a concern for older adults.


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  • Plants produce oxygen as a normal part of their growth and living process, and help to remove pollutants from indoor air. Some plants suggested for his purpose include areca palm, bamboo palm, Boston fern, dracaena, dwarf date plant, English ivy, ficus alii, lady palm, peace lily, rubber plant, and spider plant.


  • Acupressure and acupuncture have had some success in relieving allergy symptoms. Acupuncture has been touted as an extremely helpful technique in restoring the immune system and thus relieving allergies. Acupressure, if used as soon as you begin having an allergic reaction, apply firm pressure to the center of the webbing of your hand - between your thumb and index finger. Take some slow, deep breaths. Maintain this constant, steady pressure for a minimum of 2 minutes, and then apply the same simple technique on your other hand.


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  • Many allergy sufferers are turning to homeopathic remedies to combat allergy symptoms. Homeopathic treatments can readjust the immune system and alleviate symptoms of allergies. They work with the body's natural functions to shut off the allergic response instead of masking symptoms. Combination remedies are often the easiest way to use homeopathy for allergies.


  • Specific remedies include Apis mellifica in a potency of 10X and Rhus toxicodendron 6X for inflammatory skin rashes and Sabadilla 4X for hay fever.



    APIS MELLIFICA HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    Apis Mellifica (Honey Bee) is a homeopathic therapy for the relief of swelling from insect bites, bee stings, urticaria and other acute disorders; and red spots with stinging pain. Patient is drowsy and sensitive to heat. Apis Mellifica is a remedy indicated for inflammation and disorders with collection of fluid in tissues and cavities of the body, allergies, rashes, sore throats and edema.

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    RHUS TOXICODENDRON HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    Rheumatic pains brought on by cold, wet weather. Burning, itching vesicular skin eruptions. Pains in joints, tendons that are aggravated at first motion but improved with continued motion. Rhus Toxicodendron (Poison Oak / Ivy) is a homeopathic remedy to alleviate skin conditions associated with itching, redness, and swelling such as allergic rashes, hives, chicken pox, and poison ivy; in addition, it is useful for pain and stiffness of joints or muscles brought on by sprains and over exertion.

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    HOMEPATHIC REMEDY KIT PRODUCTS

    The Hyland's Household Kit contains 29 of the most commonly used single remedies in either the 6X or 30X potency (250 tablets). Each bottle is fully labeled including directions and indications for use. The Hyland's Household Kit was designed with the family in mind. The remedies selected for the kit are the ones most physicians and books recommend for treating everyday ailments from colds to aches and pains. In every kit, we enclose a Single Remedy Reference Guide that was written for us by a well-known and respected homeopathic physician, Maesimund Panos, M.D. The guide book explains each remedy and has a therapeutic index in the back for easy reference. The remedies below are the 29 found in the household kit. The kit is stocked with the bottles of 250 quick dissolving tablets. Hyland's Homeopathic Medicines are manufactured according to the standards set forth in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. They offer unique formulations and use only the highest quality materials in the preparation of their products. Take tablets orally or dissolve in a liquid medium. Doses vary based on severity of symptoms or as prescribed by a health care provider.
    • Aconitum Napellus: Initial stages of fevers and inflammations brought about by exposure to dry cold, with anxiety, restlessness and thirst. Discontinue when perspiration sets in.
    • Allium Cepa: Beginning stages of cold with sneezing and streaming eyes. Watery discharge irritates nose, often accompanied by laryngitis with raw sensation down into chest.
    • Antimonium Tartaricum: Colds with wheezing cough, much mucous, rattling or bubbling in chest. Patient is pale with cold sweat.
    • Apis Mellifica: Swelling from insect bites, bee stings, urticaria and other acute disorders. Red spots with stinging pain. Patient drowsy and sensitive to heat.
    • Arnica Montana: Muscular soreness due to overexertion. The first remedy for swelling, bruising and shock. An athlete's necessity.
    • Arsenicum Album: Stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, often accompanied by great thirst, restlessness, choryza and sciatica. Worse just after midnight. Weakness from overexertion.
    • Belladonna: Sudden onset of violent symptoms characterized by flushing heat, and throbbing pain. Patient may have sore throat, cough, aches and fever.
    • Bryonia Alba: The flu with aching, dry cough. "Grumpy Bear." Rheumatic pain worse from motion, better from cold.
    • Calcarea Phosphorica: Calc Phos is noted for its effect on the development of bones and teeth. It is essential for growing healthy bones and is useful for children. Calc Phos supports definition and knitting of bones. Good for sore throat and painful swallowing.
    • Cantharis: Bladder irritation with painful urination. Cantharis also alleviates pain of burns and scalds.
    • Carbo Vegetabilis: Known as the great reliever, Carbo Veg. helps the person who is on the verge of collapse or whose vitality is low after illness. Head is hot but body often icy cold.
    • Chamomilla: Hypersensitivity to pain, rheumatic discomfort, sleeplessness and nervous excitability. Relieves colic and teething distress in children.
    • Ferrum Phos: Ferrum Phos helps the lungs to distribute oxygen throughout the body. It helps carry the oxygen in the circulatory system and is useful for inflammations (sore throat, stuffy nose), nosebleeds or muscular strains. For first aid, fevers and first stage of inflammations, Ferrum Phos is your remedy.
    • Gelsemium Sempervirens: Flu, tension headaches, and colds - especially summer colds. Patient is drowsy, listless and complains f aches and chills, wants to be left alone and is NOT thirsty.
    • Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum: Helps to localize inflammation, as in bringing a boil to a head. Also of value in treating croup, certain head colds, sore throats and laryngitis.
    • Hypericum Perfoliatum: Hypericum heals bruises on injured parts rich in nerves such as fingertips and toes. Helps tailbone injuries.
    • Ignatia Amara: Relieves feeling of grief, disappointment, anxiety, anger often accompanied by nervous headache. Relieves bedwetting in children and the elderly.
    • Ipecacuanha: Primary remedy for nausea and vomiting, gagging cough, upset stomach. Also aids in stopping nosebleeds or bleeding from any part of the body.
    • Ledum Palustre: Puncture wounds, stings, bites, Poison Oak, rheumatism and sprains.
    • Magnesia Phos.: Mag Phos is noted for its ability to ease muscular cramping symptoms. It is quick to relieve pain, especially cramping, shooing, darting or spasmodic pains as well as for nerve pains, like sciatica. Symptoms are better from warmth, pressure and bending double but worse from cold.
    • Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat, boils and gum disease. Characterized by perspiration, weakness, trembling and sensitivity to temperature changes.
    • Nux Vomica: Gastric and liver disorders occasioned by high living, overeating or excessive medication. "Hangover" medicine, Nux Vomica also can break the laxative headache.
    • Phosphorus: Laryngitis, chest colds, hemorrhaging and nerve inflammations. Phosphorus has a long lasting effect and should not be repeated often.
    • Pulsatilla: Advanced stages of a cold with profuse thick yellowish discharge. Also helps rheumatic pain, menstrual disorders and upset stomach from overeating.
    • Rhus Toxicodendron: Rheumatic conditions brought on by cold, wet weather. Burning, itching vesicular skin eruptions. Pain in joints, tendons, aggravated at first motion, improved with continued motion.
    • Ruta Graveolens: Shinbone injury, or any injury to the periosteum (bone covering). Useful for sprains, strains and shin splints. A follow-up if Arnica fails.
    • Spongia Tosta: Respiratory disorders, cough and hoarseness with painful burning throat. Advanced stages of croup (after Aconite.)
    • Sulphur: Skin diseases with itching, burning and dryness. Standing is uncomfortable to the Sulphur patient, and this remedy is used frequently in chronic conditions.
    • Veratrum Album: Useful when diarrhea and vomiting occur simultaneously. Patient is in a cold sweat and feels faint.

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    • Poison Oak / Poison Ivy



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    Natural homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of pollen and hay fever allergies, including runny nose, sneezing, itchy-watery eyes, congestion, sinus pressure and headache. Adults, for acute symptoms, chew and let dissolve in the mouth 2 tablets every 2 hours. For continued allergy relief, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. Children 2-12 years of age, take one half the adult dosage. For children under 2 years of age, consult a health care professional.
    TakeHerb: BioAllers Indoor Allergy Homeopathic Treatment, Natra Bio, 60 Tabs
    Natural homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of congestion, heachaches, sore throat, watery eyes, sneezing and itching related to mold, dust and yeast allergies. Adults, for acute symptoms, chew and let dissolve in the mouth 2 tablets every 2 hours. For continued allergy relief, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. Children 2-12 years of age, take one half the adult dosage. For children under 2 years of age, consult a health care professional.
    TakeHerb: BioAllers Pet Allergy For People, Natra Bio, 60 Tabs
    Natural homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, difficult breathing, itching and rashes related to animal hair and dander allergies. Adults, for acute symptoms, chew and let dissolve in the mouth 2 tablets every 2 hours. For continued allergy relief, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. Children 2-12 years of age, take one half the adult dosage. For children under 2 years of age, consult a health care professional.




    Warning: Homeopathic remedies should be administered under the close supervision of a professional because they sometimes cause an initial flare-up of symptoms.


  • Quercetin, found in apples, berries, grapefruit, onions, cabbage, tea, and red wine, is a potent flavonoid. Recently, researchers at the Nippon Medical School in Japan found seasonal allergy sufferers taking it had a 96 percent decrease in histamine release. Quercetin is better absorbed when taken with bromelain, an enzyme mix normally found in fresh pineapple, For allergies, try taking one 500 mg quercetin capsule along with 100 mg bromelain and 500 mg vitamin C with meals, twice daily.




  • QUERCETIN - QUERCETIN-C - ACTIVATED QUERCETIN PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Quercetin, Natrol, 250 mg, 50 Caps
    Kalyx: Quercetin, Nutricology, 300 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Quercetin, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 360 Caps
    Kalyx: Quercetin With Bioflavonoids, Nutricology, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Activated Quercetin, Source Naturals, 300 mg, 100 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Activated Quercetin, Source Naturals, 300 mg, 200 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Quercetin Plus C, TwinLab, 500 mg / 1400 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Quercetin Nutra Drops, Source Naturals, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Quercetin, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Quercetin With Bromelain, Doctor's Best, 250 mg / 125 mg, 180 Caps
    TakeHerb: Quercetin With Bromelain, NOW Foods, 800 mg / 200 mg (2,000 GDU), 120 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Quercetin Complex, Solgar, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin, Source Naturals, 1000 mg, 200 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin Capsule, Source Naturals, 50 Caps
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin, Source Naturals, 1000 mg, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin Capsule, Source Naturals, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin, Source Naturals, 1000 mg, 50 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Activated Quercetin Capsule, Source Naturals, 50 Caps


    TO HEAL SKIN REACTIONS

  • HERBAL EXTRACTS Various plants or herbal extracts can be added to bathwater or applied via compresses to relieve allergic skin reactions. For instance, Oak Bark or Witch Hazel Extracts are effective against oozing eczema and other skin inflammations. Burning and itching rashes are quickly relieved by adding oatmeal or bran to baths.


  • CHAMOMILE COMPRESS Soak a compress in Chamomile, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory agents, and apply to the skin to alleviate swelling.


  • CLIMATE THERAPY Take relaxing breaks by the ocean or up in the mountains to promote healing and provide relief from allergy-related skin complaints.




  • OAK BARK PRODUCTS

    White Oak Bark has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties that help repair hemorrhoids, varicose veins, diarrhea, nosebleeds, sinus congestion, post-nasal drip, menstrual problems, blood in the urine, bites, bleeding, dental problems, gangrene, goiter, gums, kidney problems, and pyorrhea. The primary use of oak bark for making bath additives and gargles to stop bacterial and viral infections. Typical preparations include baths, washes, infusions, teas and tinctures. An alcohol tincture painted on the skin or used to make a cream helps fight staph infections. Research is undergoing to confirm the traditional use of oak bark decoctions in treating kidney stones. There are indications that the bark not only dissolves stones but also stops the growth of the bacteria surrounding them. German researchers also report that regular consumption of the bark may lower cholesterol, although there are more effective herbs for this purpose. Avoid bathing a large area of inflamed skin all at once. Oak bark infusions, extracts, and tinctures taken internally should be timed so that any medication (especially any medication that has to be taken on a relatively alkaline or empty stomach) is not in the digestive tract. Take oak bark 4 hours before or 4 hours after any prescription medication.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: White Oak Bark & Powder(Quercus robur)l, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: White Oak Bark Extract, Dried Bark 1:4, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: White Oak Bark, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: White Oak Bark, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: White Oak Bark, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: White Oak Bark, Natures Way, 480 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: White Oak Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: White Oak Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: White Oak Bark Extract, Low Alcohol, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: White Oak Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: White Oak Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: White Oak Bark, Solaray, 480 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Oak Bark White Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: White Oak Extract (Quercus alba), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: White Oak Bark Extract, Cleans & Heals Damaged Tissue, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: White Oak Bark, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: White Oak Bark, Wild Crafted, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: White Oak Bark Powder, Wild Crafted, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Horse Chestnut Cream With Witch Hazel & White Oak, Planetary Herbals, 4 oz.
    Planetary Formulas Horse Chestnut Cream combines a concentrated extract of horse chestnut (20 percent aescin) with the other renowned tonifiers butcher's broom, witch hazel, white oak and myrrh. An advanced liposomal delivery system is used to support tonification and deep moisturizing. Horse Chestnut Cream is especially useful for improving the appearance of varicose veins. Gently massage Horse Chestnut Cream into skin morning and night, or as recommended by your health care professional. For best results, use for at least six weeks.




    WITCH HAZEL PRODUCTS

    Typical Witch Hazel preparations include teas, tinctures, and creams. Witch hazel bark water is made with alcohol, but witch hazel leaf water can be made without alcohol. Witch hazel leaf is useful for making teas to treat diarrhea in children. It contains tannins that slow the leakage of fluids into the lumen (central opening) of the intestine, but it does not contain the harsher elagitannins that are found in the bark. Witch hazel leaf is more appropriate than witch hazel bark when there is an allergic component to symptoms; witch hazel bark is more appropriate than witch hazel leaf when the problem is vascular weakness (for instance, hemorrhoids) without allergy. Use only until symptoms subside. Do not give witch hazel teas by mouth to children for more than 3 days at a time.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Witch Hazel Bark & Powder, Wild Harvested, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Witch Hazel Leaf (Hamamelis virginiana), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Witch Hazel Extract, Certified Organic Miscellaneous Bulk Ingredients
    Unlike commercial Witch Hazel extracts which contain more alcohol than actual Witch Hazel, and having only been distilled once; the line we offer leads in both quality and potency. Enjoy this true Witch Hazel extract which has been double distilled in only a 14 percent alcohol base. Contains 86 percent Witch Hazel Extract and 14 percent grain alcohol.
    Starwest Botanicals: Witch Hazel Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Witch Hazel Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Witch Hazel Extract, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Witch Hazel Extract, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Witch Hazel Extract, 1 gallon
    Starwest Botanicals: Grandpa's Witch Hazel Soap, 3.25 oz.
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Astringent, Humphreys, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Astringent, Certified Organic, Humphreys, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Astringent Cleansing Pads, Humphreys, 60 Count
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Extract , Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel Salve, WiseWays Herbals, 1 oz.
    Kalyx: Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera Astringent Pads, Thayers, Medicated, 60 Count
    HerbsPro: Witch Hazel Astringent, Humphreys Homeopathic Remedies, 16 oz.
    HerbsPro: Witch Hazel Astringent, Original, Thayers, 11.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Hazelet Witch Hazel Pads, Dickinson Brands, 60 Count
    HerbsPro: Witch Hazel Pads, Medicated, Thayers, 60 Pads
    TakeHerb: Witch Hazel Extract, Health Herbs, Stop External & Internal Bleeding, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Witch Hazel Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Witch Hazel Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Witch Hazel Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 16 oz.




    OAT PRODUCTS

    Oat straw is, as its name suggests, the above-ground parts of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain. Oats are one of the plants that humans have eaten since prehistoric times The German E Commission states that oats, both straw and tops, are said to be good for chronic anxiety and stress. In Europe, oat straw is a long-trusted additive to soaps and skin conditioners. Oats are a staple of breakfast cereals, as well as being known to help the body in the management of healthy skin, hair, and nails. Recently, there has been some articles written claiming oatstraw may help with erectile dysfunction, and as such is a popular ingredient in alternatives to Viagra. Modern European herbal medicine, paid for by insurance, uses oat straw as a nervous system restorative and to strengthen a weakened constitution, as well as to treat genital herpes and shingles. There is no doubt that the silicic acid in the herb is soothing on skin. What about the use of oat straw as a sexual stimulant? A single scientific study a number of years ago found that oat straw stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone, however there is no scientific evidence that oat straw has an effect on the human body's use of testosterone. On the other hand, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that it does not. No precautions unless you are allergic to oats. Gluten sensitivity will not be activated by use of oat straw on the skin. Typical preparations include baths, tinctures, teas and skin care products.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oat Tops, Whole Avena Sativa, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw (Avena Sativa), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oats Extract, Fresh Milky Tops 1:2, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Grandpa's Chamomile Soap With Oat Beta Glucan, 3.25 oz.
    HerbsPro: Calming Milk And Oat Bath, Aura Cacia, Certified Organic, 1.75 oz.
    Nourish and calm your baby's skin with this pure-as-can-be formula. Skin-soothing oat and milk powders combine with pure, organic essential oils - like lulling lavender, warming marjoram, and steadying ylang ylang - to soak away tension or simply indulge baby's senses during bathtime.
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    Oat Grass Extract by Herb Pharm was organically grown on a farm which certifies that all soil enrichment, cultivation, harvesting and processing is done without synthetic agricultural chemicals, fumigants or irradiation.. In folk medicine, Oat Grass helps reduce nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and “weakness of the nerves.” Oat Grass is useful in rheumatic conditions and to relieve water retention. A tincture of the green tops of oats (oat grass) was also helps withdrawal from tobacco addiction. Oat Grass helps reduce nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and “weakness of the nerves.” Oat Grass is useful in rheumatic conditions and to relieve water retention. A tincture of the green tops of oats (oat grass) helps withdrawal from tobacco addiction. Oat Grass Extract is prepared from the fresh (undried) seed of Avena sativa grass. Fresh herb/ menstruum ratio: 1:2, Certified organic grain alcohol (46-51 percent), distilled water and Oat Grass extractives. Take 30 to 40 drops Liquid, Two to five times per day.
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    Oat Seed Glycerite is prepared from the fresh, undried seed of Avena sativa, organically grown and hand harvested in their semi-mature (milky) stage to assure optimal extraction of Oat's bioactive compounds. The oats are taken directly to the labs and promptly extracted while still fresh and succulent. Take 2 to 5 times daily by adding 30 to 40 drops in glass of water. Used for Neurasthenia (nervous depletion) and nervous breakdown; worry, anxiety and depression; nervous insomnia. Sexual depletion or exhaustion. Enfeebled heart. To aid convalescence after debilitating disease. Support withdrawal from tobacco and other drug addictions; delirium tremens.
    HerbsPro: Sun Care Oat Protein Sun Screen SPF18, Kiss My Face, 4 oz.
    Non-Chemical Sunblock Lotion with Oat Protein Complex, SPF 18 contains nutrients that help reduce irritation and inflammation, fight free radical damage, and moisturize the skin while providing protection from the sun's harmful rays. An extraordinary advancement in skin protection. The first non-chemical sun block utilizing patented ingredients derived from oats, oat protein complex, oat beta glucan with Titanium Dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral) and Aloe Vera gel. pH Balanced. 100% Biodegradable. Naturally waterproof, naturally scented.
    HerbsPro: Sun Care Oat Protein Sun Screen SPF 30, Kiss My Face, 4 oz.
    Sun Screen Lotion with Oat Protein Complex SPF 30 Naturally Waterproof - Naturally Scented! An extraordinary advancement in skin protection. The first non-chemical sun block utilizing patented ingredients derived from oats, oat protein complex, oat beta glucan with Titanium Dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral) and aloe vera gel. This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, fragrance, or unnecessary chemicals and was not tested on animals. pH Balanced 100% Biodegradable. Extra ordinary skin protection utilizing patented ingredients derived from oats, oat protein complex, oat beta glucan combined with Titanium Dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral) and Aloe Vera gel. pH Balanced. 100% Biodegradable. Naturally waterproof, naturally scented.
    HerbsPro: Oat Bran Plus, Now Foods, 100 Tabs
    Because many people often fail to obtain adequate fiber in their diets, Bran, in the form of a tablet, may help to alleviate such dietary shortcomings. The combination of fiber from oats, rice, and corn is especially useful in balancing fiber intake. NOW supplies many additional fiber products including: Apple Fiber, Apple Psyllium Fiber, Orange Psyllium Fiber, Grapefruit Fiber, Oat Bran, Psyllium Husk Whole and Powder, Psyllium Husk Capsules and Rice Bran.
    HerbsPro: Oat Bran, Natrol, 850 mg, 360 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Men, Prostate Botanical Support, Planetary Herbals, 200 Tabs
    Throughout the centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been considered one of the most valued tonics for general weakness and men’s health. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM contains highly concentrated oat and nettle root extracts and whole saw palmetto berries. These are combined with some of the most respected western and Chinese tonics for men, including Damiana and ginseng, to support a healthy prostate. Eat foods that are high in the mineral zinc, such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Exercise regularly and avoid high cholesterol levels. Avoid excessive exposure to hot tubs and saunas, which can negatively impact male reproductive health. Other planetary formulas products to support men’s health include: Saw Palmetto Classic, Damiana Male Potential and Prosta Palmetto.
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Women, Nourishing Support, Planetary Herbals, 200 Tabs
    For centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been valued for their Nourishing and strengthening qualities. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM for women combines concentrated extract of young green oats with European vitex and dong quai, the premier female tonifier of Chinese herbalism. This unique compound unites science and tradition to support a women’s reproductive system. Promote pelvic circulation though walking daily. Avoid wearing constrictive clothing and excessive consumption of foods containing supplemental estrogens (non-organic animal or vegetable products).
    House of Nutrition: Queen Helene's Facial Scrub Oat & Honey, 6 oz.
    Oatmeal 'n Honey natural facial scrub. A deep cleansing natural-fiber facial scrub with beneficial oatmeal and soothing honey. The extra gentle exfoliating action of oatmeal draws out impurities, unclogs pores and removes dry, dead cells from the surface of your skin. Pure, wholesome honey helps replenish lost moisture and protects your skin from the harsh elements. The result is skin that looks fresh and healthy and feels soft and smooth. Can be used on all skin types. Apply daily, or as often as desired. Ideal for use in the shower, too! Gently helps remove the dull surface layers of your skin, to reveal your naturally smooth, healthy complexion. Moisten face and neck with warm water. Apply a small amount of facial scrub with wet fingertips and massage gently into skin avoiding the sensitive areas near your eyes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.
    House of Nutrition: Earth Therapeutics Loofah Soap Exfoliating Oat & Honey, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: Oat Bran, Solgar, 750 mg, 250 VCaps~
    As a dietary supplement for adults, four (4) Vegicaps daily preferable at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
    House of Nutrition: Oat Bran Plus, Now Foods, Vegetarian, 1000 mg, 100 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Oat Bran, Now Foods, 14 oz.
    House of Nutrition: Oat Seed Extract (Avena sativa), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Oat Seed Glycerite Extract (Avena sativa), Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Ditch The Itch Spray, Quickly Soothes Itchy Skin, All Terrain, 2 fl. oz.
    Soothes irritated, itchy skin. Great for poison ivy and poison oak, dry flaky skin, rashes and general skin discomforts. Tea Tree Oil, Neem Oil & Oat Extract.
    TakeHerb: Oat Steel Cut, Now Foods, 2 lbs.
    Steel Cut Oats are whole Oat kernels which have been thinly sliced by high speed steel blades. They have a somewhat chewier texture and heartier flavor than rolled oats.
    TakeHerb: Oats Milky Tops Organic Extracts, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Oat Grain Extract, Soothing To Nerves, Uterine Tonic, Helps Fluid Retention, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Oat Straw, For Insomnia & Nerves, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Soothing Organic Milk & Oat Bath, With Lavender, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz.
    Nourish and calm your skin with this pure-as-can-be formula. Skin-nourishing organic milk powder and skin-calming organic whole-grain oat powder combine with pure organic lavender essential oil to give you a complete aromatherapy skin relief experience.
    TakeHerb: Calming Milk & Oat Bath, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz.
    TakeHerb: Mommy-To-Be Organic Milk & Oat Bath, Erbaorganics, 18 oz.
    TakeHerb: Organic Milk & Oat Bath, With Chamomile, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz.
    TakeHerb: Organic Milk & Oat Bath, With Helichrysum, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz.
    TakeHerb: Oat & Honey Bar Soap, Alabu, 3.25 oz.
    TakeHerb: Oat Milk Bar Soap, A La Maison, 8.8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Oat & Aloe Vera Lotion, Aurora Henna, 15 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Soothing Oat & Aloe Lotion, Earth Science, 11 oz.
    TakeHerb: Natural Remedy Kit, Burt's Bees, 1 Kit
    A sample size selection of safe and effective natural remedies formulated to relieve the discomfort of minor skin irritations, burns, bruises, stings and scrapes. The Natural Remedy Kit contains each of the following samples:
    • Burt's Bees Hand Salve, 0.30 oz. - Our all purpose protective hand salve is made with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax, specially formulated to deeply penetrate dry, chapped hands and other areas that need extra moisturizing. For best results, gently massage the salve into the skin daily before and after gardening and other outdoor activities.
    • Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent "The Defender", 1 oz. - Bans the creeping, crawling, winging, stinging, sucking, bugging, biting beasties, safe enough to apply with confidence to children and pets. Don't forget hairline, sock tops, collars and wrists.
    • Doctor Burt's Lavender Mint Toothpaste, 0.50 oz. - Soothing and cleansing essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, anise, clove and cranberry purify and refresh the gums while calcium carbonate and bentonite clay gently scrub and polish the teeth. Shake well and place two or three drops on the tongue or mix into water.
    • Full Size Burt's Beeswax Lifeguard's Choice Weatherproofing Lip Balm for Sun & Snow, 0.15 oz - Guard your lips from the drying effects of sun, wind and sea with titanium-enriched Weatherproofing Lip Balm.
    • Burt's Bees Poison Ivy Soap, 0.80 oz. - Our unique blend of jewelweed, clay and pine tar are carefully formulated to offer an effective cleansing bar of soap, perfect for anyone who enjoys the great out-of-doors. Effective on poison oak and sumac, too. Wash the affected area two or three times a day.
    • Burt's Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar, 0.80 oz. - With oat protein and pro vitamin B5. Enjoy superior cleansing with the natural lather of yucca enriched with conditioning plant oils and oat protein. Fresh, invigorating rosemary and mint stimulate the scalp and the senses! Simply rub the bar directly on wet hair and work up a lather. Massage the lather into the hair, then rinse and condition if needed. Works best on short to medium length hair.
    • Burt's Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals, 1.5 oz. - Indulging in a warm bath of salt crystals and essential oils after a workout helps release lactic acid which builds up during physical activity causing muscle ache. The penetrating action of essential oils helps stimulate the elimination of waste products and relieves soreness. Add packette to hot running water. Let the tub fill and allow salts to dissolve. When the bath reaches a comfortable temperature, step in and soak for 15 minutes.
    • Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment, 0.30 oz. - Bumps, bruises, burns, stings, and scrapes need Doctor Burt's green goodness. Apply a thin layer of ointment to affected area and continue twice a day until relief is recognized.
    TakeHerb: Head To Toe Skin Care Starter Kit, Burt's Bees, 1 Kit
    You will love Burt's Bees special selection of sample size cremes and cleansers, lotions and balms... everything you need to cleanse, moisturize and pamper yourself from head to toe, naturally. This Kit offers a sampling of Burt's Bees products and may include:
    • Full size Burt's Bees Wax Lip Balm - 0.15 oz. (4.25 g)
    • Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme - 0.4 oz. (11.3 g), 99.7% Natural. Our Coconut Foot Creme is a delightful blend of super-saturated coconut oil and other natural, emollient ingredients, scented with a hint of peppermint. Aapply liberally to rough and callused skin of the feet before retiring and cover with cotton socks.
    • Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser, 100% Natural, - 0.32 oz. (9 g). Orange Essence Facial Cleanser moisturizes and conditions the skin while removing all traces of dirt, oil and makeup. Massage creme gently into skin and rinse with warm water. Pat dry. Keep away from eye area.
    • Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub - 0.25 oz. (7 g), 99.94% Natural. This natural facial scrub will leave your skin fresh and dewy as it exfoliates dead skin cells. Gentle enough for daily use. After cleansing your face, mix a small amount of Citrus Facial Scrub with a drop or two of water. Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion over forehead, cheeks, nose and chin (avoid the delicate eye area). Rinse and follow with tonenr, then moisturize.
    • Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment - 0.4 oz (11.3 g), 99.25% Natural. Restores a soft and healthy luster to damaged hair. It makes a great styling mousse too! Wet hair completely. Massage Avocado Butter into the hair and work it through to the ends. Leave the butter in place while you shower (longer if you have time). Shampoo as usual. Use daily or weekly as needed.
    • Burt's Bees Hand Salve - 0.30 oz. (8.5 g). A protective hand salve made with botanical oils, herbs, beeswax and the aromatic essence of flowers and leaves, selected especially for their soothing and insect deterring qualities. Not tested on animals. Apply to hands before and after gardening and other outdoor activities. Also excellent as an all-over body moisturizer. Simply apply to damp skin after bath or shower.
    • Burt's Bees Carrot Day Creme - 0.25 oz. (7 g), 97.67% Natural. This lightweight Carrot Day Creme offers all the moisturizing benefits of beta-carotene and carrot seed oil in a sheer, easily absorbed base. Repairs and revives sun damaged and aging skin, Naturally! After cleaning the skin, apply Carrot Nutritive Day Creme to face and throat in gentle circular motions with your finger tips. Great under make-up or use as a natural finishing moisturizer.
    • Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme - 0.30 oz. (8.5 g). A soothing blend of natural ingredients for intensive care of dry cuticles, brittle nails and chapped, cracked fingertips. Not tested on animals. Massage into and around nails nightly.
    • Burt's Pore-Refining Mask with Green French Clay - one treatment, 100% Natural. This carefully crafted selection of eight dried herbs and flowers stimulates circulation leaving your complexion cleansed, renewed and radiant. Not tested on animals. Add enough water (or substitute carrot juice for mature skin once a week, tomato juice for troubled skin twice a week, or grapefruit juice for oily skin twice a week) to contents of packet to create a thin paste. Apply to face, avoiding the eye area, and rinse off with warm water after 15 minutes. Patch test before using.
    • Burt's Vitamin E Body & Bath Oil - 1 fl. oz. (29 ml). With Sweet Almond Oil & Lemon Oil. 98.50% Natural. An enriched, sheer body oil to moisturize and nourish your skin. The fresh, clean scent of lemon oil is invigorating and refreshing. Not tested on animals. Apply oil directly to damp skin after shower or add 2 tablespoons to a warm bath.
    • Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion - 1.2 fl. oz. (35 ml), 97.7% Natural. With Vitamin E & Aloe, for normal to dry skin. This emollient hand & body lotion absorbs quickly yet provides long lasting moisture and protection against dryness. Specially formulated for normal to dry skin, this Milk & Honey Body Lotion includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, formulated to leave rough, flaky skin soft and smooth, naturally. Not tested on animals. Apply all over your body as often as desired. Gentle enough for facial skin too.
    • Burt's Bees Peppermint Shower Soap - 0.80 oz. (22.7 g). With rich essential oils. A farmer's friend. Ground almonds, rich essential oils and fresh dried calendula, comfrey and peppermint naturally refresh and buff your skin while bathing.
    • Burt's Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar - 0.80 oz. (22.7 g). With oat protein and pro vitamin B-5. Enjoy superior cleansing with the natural lather of yucca enriched with conditioning plant oils and oat protein. Fresh, invigorating rosemary and mint stimulate the scalp and the senses.
    • Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme - 0.25 oz. (7 g). Hands, often exposed to heat, cold, dirt and harsh detergents, are one of the first areas of the body to show aging. Keep yours soft and smooth with super emollient almond creme.
    • Burt's Carrot Nutritive Body Lotion with Vitamin E & Beta Carotene - 1 fl. oz. (29.5 ml). The perfect lightweight moisturizer formulated to hydrate, nourish and protect mature and sun-exposed skin. Apply all over your body as often as desired. Gentle enough for facial skin too.
    • Burt's Banana Hand Creme - 0.25 oz. (7 g). Hands, often exposed to heat, cold, dirt and harsh detergents, are one of the first areas of the body to show aging. Keep yours soft and smooth with our super emollient hand creme.
    • Burt's Wild Lettuce Toner for Normal to Dry Skin - 1 fl. oz. (29.5 ml). This Wild Lettuce Toner gently removes lingering traces of facial dirt and makeup while restoring the skin to its natural pH balance. Formulated with a blend of botanical extracts known for their cleansing, toning and soothing benefits, this mild toner deep cleanses and refines the pores.
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    CHAMOMILE PRODUCTS

    Enjoy a cup of Chamomile herbal tea. Chamomile's soothing qualities make it a wonderful treatment for heartburn and stomach upset by relieving esophageal irritation. Caution: Do not use chamomile if you have an allergy to ragweed. Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Do not use chamomile oil during pregnancy since the oil is a very potent uterine stimulant. It can be used safely in dried or fresh herb form as a tea.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Chamomile Flower & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flowers Whole (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Whole (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile). Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Whole From Egypt (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile). Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Powder (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Powder (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Blue Chamomile Essential Oil (German; Matricaria chamomilia), 1/6 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Blue Chamomile Essential Oil (German; Matricaria chamomilia)), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Blue Chamomile Essential Oil (German; Matricaria chamomilia), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Blue Chamomile Essential Oil (German; Matricaria chamomilia), 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Liquid Extract (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flower Liquid Extract (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Tea Bags (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), Organic, 4 oz. (Approx. 67 Bags)
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Tea Bags (Matricaria recutita; German Chamomile), Organic, 1 lb. (Approx. 270 Bags)
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Flowers Whole (Chamaemelum nobile; Roman Chamomile), 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Roman Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis), 1/6 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Roman Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Roman Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Roman Flower Water (Anthemis nobilis), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Moroccan Essential Oil (Ormenis multicaulis), 1/6 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Moroccan Essential Oil (Ormenis multicaulis), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chamomile Moroccan Essential Oil (Ormenis multicaulis), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Choice Organic Chamomile Tea, Fair Trade, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Choice Organic Chamomile Spearmint Tea, Fair Trade, 20 Tea Bags
    Organic chamomile and spearmint are infused with bergamot, the Mediterranean citrus used to perfume Earl Grey teas.
    Starwest Botanicals: Comforting Chamomile Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Chamomile & Vanilla Organic Tea, Pukka Herbs, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Chamomile Herb Tea, Celestial Seasonings, 40 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Chamomile Herbal Tea, Stash Tea, 20 Foil Wrap Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Comforting Chamomile Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Organic Chamomile Tea, Traditional Medicinals Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Herb Tea, San Francisco Herbs & Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Chamomile, Matricaria Chamomilla Flower & Leaf, Eclectic Institute, 200 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Flowers Whole Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Flowers Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Chamomile Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Chamomile Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Celestial Seasoning, 20 Bags
    House of Nutrition: Chamomile Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    House of Nutrition: Chamomile Sleep, Planetary Formulas, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Chamomile Tea, Organic, Choice Organics Teas, 16 Tea Bags.


    OTHER HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS

  • To find other useful products for allergy sufferers, go to www.allergybuyersclub.com.


  • Also check out these links:

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Chemical Allergies

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Fasting





    HERBAL & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS


    HERBS

    EPHEDRA (MA HUANG) FOR NASAL & CHEST CONGESTION

  • Ephedra (Ma Huang) is good for relieving nasal and chest congestion. Caution: Do not use this herb if you suffer from anxiety, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or insomnia, or if you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drug for depression.


  • If you have no history of heart disease or high blood pressure, you may drink up to 3 cups of Ephedra tea (or capsules) daily during an attack. Do not use Ephedra extensively if you have high blood pressure, or if it makes you feel nauseous. In an emergency attack, a small amount of Ephedra can be used. Ephedra is the basis for the drug ephedrine, commonly used in pharmaceutical allergy and asthma medications. It was used in folk remedies for 5,000 years before it was "discovered" by pharmaceutical companies in 1923.



    EPHEDRA / MA HUANG PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra, Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs


    GOLDENSEAL ROOT ABSORPTION AID

  • Goldenseal Root aids absorption of nutrients. Caution: Do not take goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.




  • GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It is very much in demand worldwide. Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have led researchers to study goldenseal root as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics. Goldenseal also appears to promote healthy glandular function, and may have a tonic and detoxifying effect on the entire system. Goldenseal boosts the immune system, helps with colds, flu, infection, inflammation, heals mucus membranes, helps digestion problems. Topically it has been used for skin and eye infections (such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis), as a mouthwash for soothing canker sores, and as a tea for diarrhea, upper respiratory and vaginal infections. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, it is useful for cleaning wounds, reducing hemorrhoids, and alleviate skin infections (including ringworm and athlete's foot). The two primary alkaloids in goldenseal are hydrastine and berberine, along with smaller amounts of canadine. They have demonstrated antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, including Chlamydia species, E. coli, Salmonella typhi, Candida albicans and Entamoeba histolytica. Suggested Usage: Take 1/4 teaspoon or less, in water or juice, 2 times per day. Maximum Usage: 5 consecutive days. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. WARNING: Not for long-term use. Do not take while pregnant because berberine can stimulate contractions. Goldenseal may raise blood pressure and may not be suitable for people with high blood pressure (may use Myrrh as a substitute). It should not be used for extended periods of time by those with heart conditions.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Leaf & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Propolis Cream, Eclectic Institute, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Root Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 16 Bag
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Echinacea-Goldenseal Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Liquid Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenseal Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals,, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal & Echinacea, Strengthens Immune Function, Natures Answer, 180 VCaps


    BENEFICIAL HERBS FOR ALLERGIES

  • Other herbs that can be beneficial for allergies include Burdock, Dandelion, and Echinacea.




  • BURDOCK PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Burdock Root, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Chinese Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock (Arctium lappa), Eclectic Institute, Fresh Freeze-Dried, 500 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Now Foods, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Natures Way, Organic, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Tea, Alvita Teas, Caffeine Free, 24 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Root, Solaray, Organic, 540 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Blend Extract (Arctium lappa), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Blend Extract (Arctium lappa), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root, NOW Foods, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root, Nature's Way, 540 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags




    DANDELION PRODUCTS

    Dandelion can be used to help repair liver damage and as a detoxifier. Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. Clinical trials have shown Dandelion to be effective in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. It also helps with kidney function, pancreas, spleen, stomach, tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, and cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism and warts. Dandelion may aid in prevention of age spots and works well in treating warts, fungus infections, and external and internal malignant growths. It is also used for treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis conditions. This plant is used for ulcerations of the urinary passages, obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen. The roasted Dandelion root can even be used as a coffee substitute. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 92. Dandelion comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For use as a tonic, take 3-5 grams of the dried root or 5-10 ml of a tincture from the root, 3 times a day. For use as a diuretic or appetite stimulant take 4-10 grams of the dried Dandelion leaves in 1 cup boiling water and drink 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Raw, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Raw Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Capsules, Organic, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Capsules, Organic, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Leaf, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Leaf, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 360 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Thompson Nutritional, 520 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Nature's Answer, 1260 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Leaf, Eclectic Institute, 150 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Eclectic Institute, 400 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Natures Way, 810 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum officinalis), 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum officinalis), Wise Woman Herbal, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion (Taraxacum) Whole Plant Extract, Wise Woman Herbal, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum), Wise Woman Herbal, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Roasted Dandelion Root Tea, Traditional Medicinal, Organic, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root, Healthier Gall Bladder, Nature's Way, 1620 mg, 180 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Nature's Answer, 1 oz.




    ECHINACEA PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Root, Herb & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia & Purpurea Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags


    YERBA MATE FOR ALLERGY RELIEF

  • For relief of allergic symptoms, take 2 to 3 teaspoons of Yerba Mate in 16 ounces of hot water on an empty stomach.




  • YERBA MATE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Yerba Mate, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Yerba Mate is a lightly stimulating beverage from South America that has a mild amount of caffeine with just the right kick. Our Yerba Mate is organically grown, fair trade certified by IMO, and produces a light green beverage, with a refreshingly bold flavor. This Yerba mate is untreated and contains no filler or flavoring agents, just pure organic Yerba Mate leaves. Contains trace amounts of caffeine.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Green, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Roasted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Green Tea, Organic, 1 lb (Approximately 210 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Yerba Mate, Organic, Eco Tea, 24 Tea Bags (K)
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Royale Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Royale Tea, Wisdom Herbs, Bulk 6 oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, Bulk 7 oz.
    HerbsPro: Instant Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 2.82 oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate, Source Naturals, 600 mg, 180 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate Tea, South America, Choice Organic Tea, 16 Bags
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate Tea, Bija Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate, Solaray, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Tea, Guayaki, 100% Organic, Pure Heart Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Loose Tea, Eco Tea, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate, Traditional 100% Organic, Guayaki Yerba Mate, 75 Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Roasted Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate, Organic Authentic Mate, Pixie Mate, 8 oz.


    ESSENTIAL OIL HOUSE REFRESHENER SPRAY

  • Spray the house after cleaning with a mixture of Eucalyptus oil, Juniper Berry oil, and water.




  • EUCALPTUS OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Certified Organic Aromatherapy Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1-1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Bazaar of India, 1 fl. oz. (B)
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Pure, Natures Alchemy, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Organic, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 16 fl. oz.




    JUNIPER OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic Essential Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil (Juniperus communis), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Tattavs Herbs Organics, 1 fl. oz.


    ALLERGY SEASON DIETARY SUGGESTIONS

  • During periods of attack, munch on parsley and celery sticks. Eat brown rice, bananas, almonds, peas, kidney beans, lima beans, and tofu. Cook with garlic and onions. Sprinkle your salads with sage. Add molasses and honey as sweeteners to whatever you can. Take spirulina supplements. Eat bananas.




  • PARSLEY PRODUCTS

    Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is best known as a plate garnish whose use is not only decorative, but also works as an after-dinner breath "mint" to reduce mouth odor. This is due to Chlorophyll, abundant in fresh parsley, which does indeed absorb odors. Parsley is also a good source of iron and trace elements needed for good health. . . Parsley is one of the oldest and longest-used herbs known to man. It was described in a Greek herbal written in the third century B.C. and is probably a native of the eastern Mediterranean area, though its exact origin is not known. In ancient Greece, Parsley was placed in wreaths given to winning athletes because the Greeks believed that the god Hercules had chosen Parsley for his garlands.Today, in addition to a garnish, Parsley is extensively in food preparation to enhance the flavor of meats, fish, fowl, eggs and vegetables.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Parsley Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Leaf Flakes, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Leaf Flakes, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Leaf Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Root, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Root, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Root Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Parsley Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Parsley Leaf Flakes, Certified Organic, Frontier Natural Brand Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Parsley Leaf Flakes, Frontier Natural Brand Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Parsley Leaf Powder, Frontier Natural Brand Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Parsley Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Parsley Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Parsley Extract (Petroselinum sativum), Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Parsley Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Parsley Leaf, Natures Way, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Parsley Extract (Petroselinum crispum), Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Parsley, Solary, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Parsley, Natures Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Parsley Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Parsley Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Parsley Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Extract, Eclectic Herb, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Extract, Eclectic Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Herb Extract (Petroselinum sativum), Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Root Extract (Petroselinum sativum), Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Leaf Flakes, Organic, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Leaf Flakes, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Leaf Powder, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Root, Cut & Sifted (Petroselinum crispum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Root Powder (Petroselinum crispum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Root Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Parsley Rare & Uncommon Essential Oil, Oshadhi), 5 ml
    TakeHerb: Parsley Essential Oil Singles, Oshadhi, 10 ml


    SPIRULINA PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Spirulina, Earthrise, 500 mg, 360 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Pacifica, Nutrex, 500 mg, 400 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Spirulina, Earthrise, 600 mg, 150 Caps
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Powder, Earthrise, 6.3 oz.
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Natural Powder, Earthrise, 16 oz.
    HerbsPro: Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica Powder, Nutrex, 5 lbs.


    ALLERGY COUGH RELIEF

  • To stop allergic coughing symptoms, take 2 capsules or teacups of Mullein and Yerba Santa every 4 hours, along with 2 to 4 cups of Kava Kava and Blue Vervain per day. You may add the Yerba Santa, Mullein, Kava Kava and Vervain to any other tea formula you are using for the day. (Whenever you are drinking a lot of different herbs in a tea, add a full teaspoon of each herb, making the tea stronger, rather than mixing the herbs together and using only one teaspoon per cup. Drink two to three cups of the strong tea.) If the coughing is extreme and uncontrollable, add 1 teaspoon Lobelia, 1 teaspoon Ephedra, and 1 teaspoon Valerian to a tea bag. Steep 10 minutes. Sip slowly. Plan to take a nap afterwards. Do not do this any more than once a day for 3 or 4 days. Chew on Chinese licorice sticks between doses. Keep away from stressful situations. Rest until the episode is over. Be sure the allergen is not near you.




  • YERBA SANTA PRODUCTS

    Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon trichocalyx) is a sticky-leafed evergreen native to the southwestern United States. Spanish missionary priests impressed with usefulness in treating coughs, colds, asthma, pleurisy, tuberculosis, and pneumonia gave it the name "holy weed," or yerba santa. Unlike many other astringent herbs, yerba santa actually has a pleasant taste. It is used as a food flavoring and as an additive to herbal cough syrups to disguise the taste of other ingredients. It was given its name ("holy weed") by Spanish priests impressed with its medicinal properties. Constituents are bitter resins, eriodictyol, eriodictyonic acid, eriodictyonine, essential oil, tannins. Parts used are dried leaves. Can be used as a tea, but must be allowed to steep for at least half an hour to dissolve the resins. More often used as an alcohol tincture. Yerba santa is a warm and pungent herb that is both astringent and stimulant. A study published in 1951 in the journal Archives of Biochemistry notes that the resins are mildly antibacterial. Most of the nations supply of Yerba Santa comes from California with most stands existing in the Sierra Nevada mountain chain and parts of southern California.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Yerba Santa & Powder, Wild Harvested & Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb. (K)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted (Eriodictyon californicum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 1 lb. (HE)
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Wise Woman Herbal, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Santa Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Helps upper respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, & hayfever. Yerba Santa is an alternative, antiasthmatic, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, decongestant, expectorant, stimulant, and stomachic. Internal uses: It is useful for upper respiratory congestion, chronic pulmonary disorders, hypersecretory sinuses, bronchitis, laryngitis, hay fever, and asthma. It promotes salivation and other digestive secretions. The flavonoids help to strengthen weak, irritated and leaky membrane capillaries; thus, it is beneficial for chronic gastritis and urethral irritation. Other uses include: catarrh of the bladder, hemorrhoids, and as a poultice for bruises, sprains, wounds, and insect bites. External uses: It has been used as a poultice for bruises, sprains, wounds and insect bites. One of the best decongestant herbs. Helps upper respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, hay fever, and asthma. Promotes digestive secretions, helps gastritis, and urethral irritation.




    MULLEIN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Flowers, Whole, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Mullein Flower Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf, Promotes Respiratory Balance, Wildcrafted, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Single Herb Mullein, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Flower Oil Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Oil Compound Ear Drops, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein-Hypericum Flower Oil, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Leaves, Solaray, 330 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Extract, Immune System Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    For respiratory disorders, warts, earaches, intestinal cramps, and painful, inflamed skin injuries. Mullein is a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative. Mullein is a valuable herb for respiratory disorders including coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract and for digestive cramps. A healing poultice for wounds, inflamed conditions, and for painful skin areas. Other uses: hemorrhage of the bowels, toothaches, for the glands (used as fomentation), and for washing open sores.
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Ointment, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 oz.
    This formula has been used historically with a focus on respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma. One reason many herbalists tend to favor mullein is simply because of its ability to break up congestion. Mullein is also known to many herbalists as a specific herb to help assist the body with many glandular disorders. Through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation, the glands become congested and infected and swell up to cause much pain and misery. There are lymph nodes that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm, etc. Mullein is definitely the herb of choice to many herbalists when it comes to the glandular systems of the body.
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Formula, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 100 VCaps




    KAVA KAVA ROOT PRODUCTS

    Kava root is used as an effective natural herbal remedy that may help reduce anxiety, stress, and muscle tensions, promote friendliness and sociability, and produce relaxing physical as well as mental sensations. Kava kava helps to induce calm and relieve depression. Caution: This herb can cause drowsiness. If this occurs, discontinue use or reduce the dosage.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Kava Kava, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Kava Kava Extract (Piper methysticum), Fresh Root 1:2, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Capsules, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Capsules, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Stress Relief Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Rest & Relax Tea Sampler, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Kava Kava, Natrol, 200 mg, 30 Caps (HF)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Liquid Extract, Now Foods, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root, Eclectic Institute, 460 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root, Eclectic Institute, 460 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root Extract, 30% Kavalactones, Now Foods, 250 mg, 120 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root Extract, Extra Strength, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root, Now Foods, 250 mg, 120 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Kava Special Formula Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Glycerine Extract, For Deep Relaxation & Stress, L.A. Naturals, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, Professional Strength, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, For Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Muscle Tension, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, Professional Strength, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Muscle Relaxant & Sleep Aid, GSL Technology, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Blend, Pure Quality, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags




    BLUE VERVAIN PRODUCTS

    Blue Vervain is a natural tranquilizer, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant. Blue Vervain is recommended by herbalists as an ease to depression following illness. The leaves and roots are useful in intermittent fevers and promotes perspiration. A very strong infusion is emetic. An infusion of the plant is a good galactagogue (increases breast milk) an is used for female obstructions, afterpains and taken as a female tonic. The infusion is used to help pass kidney stones and for infections of the bladder, reduces inflammation of the gallbladder and jaundice. Used as a sudorific sedative and taken for colds and coughs. Blue Vervain is a tonic for the nervous system, and is a sedative useful in easing tension, depression, hysteria, and seizure. also useful for insomnia and other nervous conditions. In small doses a tincture of verbena relieves gastric irritation, bowel complaints, dysentery and stomach cramps. As a poultice it is good in headaches, ear neuralgia, and rheumatism. To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes. As a tincture-extract, use 6 to 12 drops- 28 to 84 drops (follow directions on specific products). Not to be used during pregnancy.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Blue Vervain, Certified Organic & Wildcrafted Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Blue Vervain Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb (Verbena officinalis), Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract (Verbena officinalis), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract (Verbena officinalis), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain (Verbena officinalis; Blue Verbena; Ma Bian Cao), Whole, Plum Flower Brand, 500 grams (1.17 lb.)
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract Powder 5:1 (Verbena officinalis), Plum Flower Brand, 100 grams
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Blue Vervain / Verbena Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Blue Vervain Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Blue Vervain Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.




    LOBELIA PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Lobelia, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Lobelia Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
    Starwest Botanicals: Lobelia Herb, Indian Wildcrafted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Lobelia Herb, Indian Wildcrafted, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Lobelia Herb Extract, Wildcrafted, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Lobelia Herb Extract, Wildcrafted, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Lobelia Extract (Lobelia Inflata), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Lobelia Extract (Lobelia Inflata), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Lobelia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Lobelia Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted Lobelia Inflata, Starwest Botanicals, 1/4 lb.
    HerbsPro: Lobelia Herb, Natures Way, 425 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Lobelia Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lobelia Inflata Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Lobelia Inflata Extract, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted Lobelia Inflata, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted Lobelia Inflata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted, Lobelia Inflata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia, Natures Way, Respiratory Tonic, 425 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Herb Vinegar Extract, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Lobelia Herb Extract, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 1 fl. oz.




    EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra (Ma Huang), Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs




    CHINESE LICORICE PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Vine Essence Pills, Solstice, 60 Pills
    Vine Essence Pills supports the health and well being of bones, muscles, tendons; of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, and nervous systems; and of organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and spleen. This product also promotes general well-being.
    TakeHerb: FeVera Herbal Extract, With Chinese Licorice, HerbaSway, 2 oz.
    This product balances internal heat, promotes cooling and healthy circulation. FeVera also provides powerful antioxidants to balance your immune system. Cassia obtusifolia and Chinese Skullcap supply cooling energy to your vital organs. Knotweed contributes potent antioxidants that help balance the immune system. Kudzu cools the spleen and muscles while expelling internal heat. Stevia and Lo Han provide a balancing and moistening effect on internal organs. Chinese Licorice enhances the synergistic benefits of all the herbs.


    ALLERGIC SNEEZING & SNIFFLE RELIEF

  • To stop allergic sneezing and sniffling, take 3 capsules of Garlic and Capsicum powder with 4 capsules of Ginkgo Biloba, 3 times a day. Sip a tea of Yerba Santa whenever possible.




  • KYOLIC GARLIC - GARLIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Garlic Powder, Granules & Minced, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Granules, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Garlic Juice Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: GarliPure Formula, Natrol, Odor Controlled, 500 mg, 200 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odorless, Schiff, 100 Softgels
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odor Controlled, Nature's Herbs, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Garlic Time, Time Release Garlic, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Garlic, Super Odorless, Now Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Garlic Gold Allicin, Olympian Labs, 600 mg / 7200 mcg, 60 Caplets
    HerbsPro: Pure Garlic Allicin, 5000 mg, 90 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Garlipure Maximum Allicin Garlic, Natrol, 600 mg, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Odor Controlled Garlic, NOW Foods, 2500 mg, 250 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlicin Cholesterol Control, Odor Free, Nature's Way, 600 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Tabs
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic Liquid Extract, Formula 100, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic, Formula 100, High Potency, Wakunaga, 600 mg, 200 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, Formula 100, Wakunaga, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Kyolic One Per Day, Wakunaga, 60 Caplets.
    TakeHerb: Garlic Gold, Olympian Lab, 600 mg (7200 mcg Allicin), 250 Caplets
    TakeHerb: Quintessence Pure Garlic, Natrol, 1000 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, Cholesterol Level Support, Good'n Natural, 5000 mg, 100 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic, Odorless, NOW Foods, 2500 mg, 250 Softgels.
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, Good'n Natural, Cardiovascular Health, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, NOW Foods, 1500 mg 3X, 250 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Formula 100, Vegetarian, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Garlinase Fresh, Enzymatic Therapy, Garlic Supplement, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Super Odorless Garlic, NOW Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kwai Heart Fit Garlic Plus Vitamin A, C, & E, Kwai Garlic, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Aged Garlic Extract With Lecithin, Formula 104, Wakunaga, 200 Caps




    CAYENNE (CAPSICUM) PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Powder (Chili; Capsicum annuum), 35,000 H.U., Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annuum), 90,000 H.U., Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, 40 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), Organic, 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, Organic, 160 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, Birdseye, 160 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Capsules, Organic, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Aztec Sweet Chili Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Cayenne, Thompson Nutritional, 515 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annum), Nature's Herbs, 1,350 mg (40,000 STU), 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper, Nature's Answer, 450 mg (0.25% Capsaicin), 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg (90,000 HU), 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Pepper (Capsicum) 10:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (160,000 HU), Starwest Botanicals, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (90,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (30,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanical, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbPro: Cayenne Capsicum Tincture, Nature's Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, Extra Hot (100,000 HU), Nature's Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: CapsiCool Controlled Heat, Stomach Gentle, Nature's Way, 390 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Oil, Health Herbs, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Ointment, Deep Heating Balm, Dr. Christopher's Original Formulas, 2 oz.


    ALLERGIC HIVES & SWELLING RELIEF

  • To relieve allergic hives and swelling, drink 3 cups of herbal tea made with 1 teaspoon Ephedra, 1 teaspoon Echinacea, 1 teaspoon Valerian, 1 teaspoon Mullein, and 1 teaspoon Goldenseal added. You may use the same herbs to brew all 3 cups of tea. Take a hot bath with 1 pound of baking soda or Epsom salts added to the water. You may want to induce vomiting using 3 cups of lobelia tea. After vomiting, drink a cup of peppermint tea. Clear the toxins out of the blood with an enema every morning and a three day fast of just water and fruit juices. Apply moistened baking soda or Epsom salts to the itching areas.




  • EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra, Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs




    ECHINACEA PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Root, Herb & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia & Purpurea Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags




    VALERIAN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Valerian Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Valerian Extract, Fresh Root 1:1, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Capsules, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Capsules, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yogi Bedtime Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian Plus Herbal Tea, Dr. Stuarts, 15 Enveloped Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian - Mint Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Valerian Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    This blend of Valerian root, Lime flowers and Passionflower will help you relax and drift off into a peaceful and restful sleep at the end of a busy day.
    HerbsPro: Valerian - Mint Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    It is often used for its soothing, relaxing beneficial properties. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a universally-loved and widely-used flavoring. Peppermint's value comes from the mint's volatile oil, which contains menthol, and is added to many formulas for its therapeutic properties. So highly thought of, Peppermint was included in a list of plants being taken to the New World. Together, Valerian and Peppermint make a calming, relaxing tea.
    HerbsPro: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Valerian Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Restful Zzz's (Formerly Valerian-400), Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Valerian (V. officinalis), Eclectic Institute, 425 mg, 50 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Root, Natures Way, 530 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root, Sleep Aid, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root, Now Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian. For Sleeplessness, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 90 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian Complex, Bioforce USA, 1.7 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags




    MULLEIN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Flowers, Whole, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Mullein Flower Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf, Promotes Respiratory Balance, Wildcrafted, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Single Herb Mullein, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Flower Oil Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Oil Compound Ear Drops, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein-Hypericum Flower Oil, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Leaves, Solaray, 330 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Extract, Immune System Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    For respiratory disorders, warts, earaches, intestinal cramps, and painful, inflamed skin injuries. Mullein is a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative. Mullein is a valuable herb for respiratory disorders including coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract and for digestive cramps. A healing poultice for wounds, inflamed conditions, and for painful skin areas. Other uses: hemorrhage of the bowels, toothaches, for the glands (used as fomentation), and for washing open sores.
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Ointment, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 oz.
    This formula has been used historically with a focus on respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma. One reason many herbalists tend to favor mullein is simply because of its ability to break up congestion. Mullein is also known to many herbalists as a specific herb to help assist the body with many glandular disorders. Through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation, the glands become congested and infected and swell up to cause much pain and misery. There are lymph nodes that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm, etc. Mullein is definitely the herb of choice to many herbalists when it comes to the glandular systems of the body.
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Formula, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 100 VCaps




    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Leaf & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Propolis Cream, Eclectic Institute, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Root Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 16 Bag
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Echinacea-Goldenseal Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Liquid Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenseal Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals,, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal & Echinacea, Strengthens Immune Function, Natures Answer, 180 VCaps




    BAKING SODA

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Baking Soda, Bulk Miscellaneous Products
    A natural source Sodium Bicarbonate that complements body care recipes by adding a smooth texture to creams and lotions. Also acts as a wonderful pH stabilizer and subdues viscosity thus making your products easier to handle. The line of Baking Soda offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is OMRI listed for organic food use and is manufactured to USP and NSF standards. Choose from 3 different sizes.

    EPSOM SALTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Epsom Salt, Bulk Cosmetic Salts
    Epsom Salt is a truly luxurious product, often overlooked for its therapeutic benefits, and is principally used in bath salts to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. They can be used as a stand alone salt for soaking, or may be blended with essential oils and botanicals for a truly splendid bathing experience. Aside from cosmetic use, Epsom Salt has numerous medicinal benefits and supplies the body with magnesium and sulfates. Choose from 3 different sizes.
    Starwest Botanicals: Epsom Salt, 1 lb.




    PEPPERMINT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Peppermint Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf Powder (Mentha piperita), 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf Tea, (Approximately 235 Tea Bags) 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf Tea, Organic, (Approximately 235 Tea Bags) 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Liquorice Peppermint Tea, Choice Organic, 20 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Herb Tea, Choice Organic, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Purely Peppermint Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Flavor Extract, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herbal Tea, Organic, Equal Exchange, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Tea, Certified Organic, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Certified Organic, Choice Organic Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Celestial Seasonings, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Celestial Seasonings, 40 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herbal Tea, Stash Tea, Foil Wrapped, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf Herb Tea, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (Approximately 260 Tea Bags)
    Kalyx: Peppermint & Spearmint Tea, Mint Brook Meadow Teas, 20 Tea Bags / 6 Boxes
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Pepogest, Peppermint Oil, Natures Way, 60 Softgels (HF)
    HerbsPro: Organic Classic Peppermint Tea, Traditional Medicinals Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Purely Peppermint Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Organic Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Lb
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Leaves, Natures Way, 800 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Spirits, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pepogest (Peppermint Oil), Natures Way, 0.2 ml, 60 Softgels
    HerbPro: Peppermint Oil, 100% Pure, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Thompson's Nutritional Peppermint Oil, 250 mg, 60 Softgels
    House of Nutrition: Peppermint Gels, Enteric Coated, Now Foods, 90 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Oil of Peppermint, Calmative Oil, Good'n Natural, 50 mg, 90 Softgels


    PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Peppermint Essential Oil, 100% Pure, Organic, Aromatherapy Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 1-2/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 1/2 fl. oz. (K)
    Kalyx: Peppermint Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita), Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Oil, Olympian Labs, 1.6 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Essential Oil, 100% Pure & Certified Organic, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Essential OIl, 100% Pure & Certified Organic, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Essential Oil, 100% Pure & Certified Organic, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Essential Oil With Car Diffuser, Commuter Pack, 2 Piece, 0.5 fl. oz. Oil
    House of Nutrition: Peppermint Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Peppermint Spirits Essential Oil (Mentha piperita), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Peppermint Spirits Essential Oil (Mentha piperita), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Peppermint Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Peppermint Essential OIl, Mentha Piperita, Trinity, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl. oz.


    BREATHING PROBLEM RELIEF

  • To relieve breathing problems: Mix together 4 teaspoons Ephedra, 1 teaspoon licorice root powder, 2 teaspoons Mullein, 1 teaspoon Yerba Santa, 1/2 teaspoon Ginkgo Biloba, 1/2 teaspoon Gotu Kola. Put this into pill capsules or brew into a tea. If the sufferer is a child, make a syrup out of it by cooking 1 cup tea with 1 cup honey until the liquid boils down into a syrup. Cool and bottle the syrup and use it by teaspoonfuls. Use a dark-colored, sterilized bottle with a cork in it. Refrigerate or keep in a dark, cool place until needed. Do not make a habit out of taking this. A week is enough. Take a rest of 3 weeks before you take it again. Do not take St. John's Wort, or any prescription drugs that are MAO inhibitors, at the same time.




  • EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra, Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs




    LICORICE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Licorice Root, Powder & Slices, Certified Organic Bulk herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Licorice Root Extract, Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Herbal Capsules, Organic, 460 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Herbal Capsules, Organic, 460 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Sticks, 6-inch, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Powder, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Organic, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Alcohol-Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated) Licorice, Planetary Herbals, 380 mg, 200 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root, Natures Answer, 450 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Root Extract, Alcohol-Free, Gaia Herb, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Wise Woman Herbal, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Root, Natures Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Rx Vitamin's DGL Licorice, Chewable, 500 mg, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root, NOW Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root, Nature's Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps




    MULLEIN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Flowers, Whole, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Mullein Flower Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf, Promotes Respiratory Balance, Wildcrafted, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Single Herb Mullein, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Flower Oil Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Oil Compound Ear Drops, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein-Hypericum Flower Oil, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Leaves, Solaray, 330 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Extract, Immune System Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    For respiratory disorders, warts, earaches, intestinal cramps, and painful, inflamed skin injuries. Mullein is a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative. Mullein is a valuable herb for respiratory disorders including coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract and for digestive cramps. A healing poultice for wounds, inflamed conditions, and for painful skin areas. Other uses: hemorrhage of the bowels, toothaches, for the glands (used as fomentation), and for washing open sores.
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Ointment, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 oz.
    This formula has been used historically with a focus on respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma. One reason many herbalists tend to favor mullein is simply because of its ability to break up congestion. Mullein is also known to many herbalists as a specific herb to help assist the body with many glandular disorders. Through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation, the glands become congested and infected and swell up to cause much pain and misery. There are lymph nodes that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm, etc. Mullein is definitely the herb of choice to many herbalists when it comes to the glandular systems of the body.
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Formula, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 100 VCaps




    YERBA SANTA PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Yerba Santa & Powder, Wild Harvested & Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb. (K)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted (Eriodictyon californicum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 1 lb. (HE)
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Wise Woman Herbal, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Santa Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.




    GINKGO BILOBA PRODUCTS

    Ginkgo supports circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. This is achieved by maintaining healthy blood vessel tone and reducing blood viscosity. Additionally, the active compounds in Ginkgo biloba act as free radical scavenger and a proven antioxidant. An herbal supplement to support brain function. They support the utilization of oxygen and glucose, healthy circulation, activity, memory, and mood balance.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ginkgo, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba, Standardized Extract, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Standardized Extract Capsules, 24% / 6%, 40 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Capsules, 450 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Capsules, 450 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba & Red Panax Ginseng Extract, 10 Count
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Clarity Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Ginkgo IQ Tea, Certified Organic, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba, FoodScience Labs, 60 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Thompson Nutritional, 60 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba Extract Advanced Formula, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba, Herbal Extracts Plus, 25/6 Powder, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Now Foods, 60 mg, 240 Caps
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Now Foods, 120 mg, 200 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Eclectic Institute, 500 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Eclectic Institute, 750 mg, 100 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Ginkgo Biloba Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Ginkgo Standardized Extract, For Mental Function, Natures Way, 60 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Ginkgo Biloba, Wise Woman Herbal, 8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.




    GOTU KOLA PRODUCTS

    The widespread belief that Gotu Kola helps improve memory led to several studies on its effect on the central nervous and circulatory systems. The preliminary results suggest that it may help with memory and cognitive disabilities as well as helping the body overcome stress and fatigue. However it should be noted that those with mild to moderate depression might want to use caution. Some testing done in India indicates it may act as a very mild depressant.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola & Powder (Centella asiatica), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Natures Way, 425 mg, 100 Caps (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Thompson Nutritional, 450 mg, 60 Caps (K)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. Oz
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Herb, Natures Way, 435 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Nervous System Tonic, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Cut & Sifted, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Powder, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.




    HONEY PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Honey Granules, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Honey Granules, 4 oz.
    Kalyx: Honey, Pure Organic, Dutch Gold Honey, 12 oz., 6 Containers (GR)
    Kalyx: Clover Pure Honey Bears, Dutch Gold Honey, 12 oz., 12 Containers (GR)
    Kalyx: Clover Blossom Pure Honey, Dutch Gold Honey, 1 lb., 6 Containers (GR)
    Kalyx: Clover Pure Honey, Dutch Gold Honey, 2 lb. Bottles, 12 Containers (GR)
    Kalyx: Clover Pure Honey, Dutch Gold Honey, 5 lb. Bottles, 6 Containers (GR)
    Kalyx: Clover Pure Honey, Dutch Gold Honey, 60 lb. Tub (GR)
    Kalyx: Honey Granules, Starwest Botanicals, Pure Granulated Honey, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: Honey Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lb.) (RF)
    House of Nutrition: Raw Honey, Honey Garden Apiaries Apitherapy, 2 lbs.
    House of Nutrition: Raw Manuka Honey, YS Organic Bee Farms, Hi-Active 15+, 12 oz.
    TakeHerb: Raw Honey With Bee Pollen, Propolis & Royal Jelly, Super Enriched Honey, YS Organic Bee Farms, 11.4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Manuka Honey, UMF +10, Manuka-Comvita, 1.1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Raw Manuka Honey Active 15+, YS Organic Bee Farms, 12.0 oz.
    TakeHerb: Manuka Honey, UMF +20, Manuka-Comvita, 1.1 lb.
    TakeHerb: MGO 30+ Manuka Honey Blend 5 +, Manuka Health, 17.6 oz.
    TakeHerb: MGO 550+ Manuka Honey Blend 25+, Manuka Health, 8.75 oz.
    TakeHerb: Soliga Forest Honey, Himalaya, 8.8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Multiflora Honey, Manuka-Comvita, 1.1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Raw Honey, Northern, Honey Gardens Apiaries, 2 lbs.


    DISINFECTING SPRAY

  • To disinfect the sick room or whole house where an allergic person lives: In addition to air filters on your heating system and cleaning of air conditioning ducts annually, fill a spray bottle with water and add juniper berry oil and eucalyptus oil. Clean the room thoroughly first, then spray like an aerosol wherever the affected person will be. This will help to keep allergens settled and out of the nasal passages. Dust is often a trigger for allergic reactions.




  • EUCALPTUS OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Certified Organic Aromatherapy Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1-1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Bazaar of India, 1 fl. oz. (B)
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Pure, Natures Alchemy, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Organic, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 16 fl. oz.




    JUNIPER OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic Essential Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil (Juniperus communis), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Tattavs Herbs Organics, 1 fl. oz.


  • To make a nose spray: Put 1 tablespoon ephedra in 1 pint boiling water. Steep 30 minutes.




  • EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra, Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs


    MOUTHWASH FOR HAYFEVER SEASON

  • To make a mouthwash for gargling: Put 1 heaping tablespoon of salt in 1 pint warm water. Add a dropperful of goldenseal and milk thistle tincture. Use as a gargle during hay fever season. Do not use all year long.




  • SALT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Bulk Culinary & Sea Salts
    (Black Lava, Celery, Cyprus Flake, Himalayan Pink, Pink Rose, Red Algaea, Seasoning, Smoked Sea Salts)
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Bulk Cosmetic Salts
    (Dead Sea, Epsom, Himalayan Pink, Coarse & Fine Ground Sea Salts)
    Starwest Botanicals: Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt, Large Granules, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sea Salt, Coarse Grind, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Natural Mineral Salt Granules, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Natural Mineral Bath Salt, Granules, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Celtic Sel Gris Sea Salt, Fine Grind, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Celtic Sel Gris Sea Salt, Coarse Grind, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Pacific Sea Salt, Fine Grind, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Pacific Sea Salt, Coarse Grind, l lb.




    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Leaf & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Propolis Cream, Eclectic Institute, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Root Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 16 Bag
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Echinacea-Goldenseal Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Liquid Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenseal Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals,, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal & Echinacea, Strengthens Immune Function, Natures Answer, 180 VCaps




    MILK THISTLE PRODUCTS

    Milk Thistle (Silymarin) may be taken in capsule form and prevents and treats cirrhosis and other liver disorders. Take 600 mg (about 5 tablets) daily. Note: Milk thistle may cause mild diarrhea. If this occurs, reduce the dosage or discontinue use. Milk Thistle (standardized to 80 mg silymarin) is taken consistently before pregnancy and during the first trimester will help the liver to gently detox and help hyperemesis to be avoided. Clinical studies using standardized milk thistle extract show that it supports and promotes normal liver function. The active bioflavonoid complex, silymarin, is a powerful antioxidant that exerts a protective effect against substances harmful to the liver. Thisilyn is especially recommended for those who use alcohol, smoke or are exposed to environmental pollutants. Thisily, the unique standardized milk thistle extract, is the world's standard for quality. The milk thistle used to manufacture Thisilyn is carefully extracted and tested for purity, ensuring all the plant's desirable benefits remain bioavailable.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Milk Thistle, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Seed, Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Seed, Whole, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Seed Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Seed Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Seed Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Herb, Standardized 80% Extract Capsules, 150 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Herb, Standardized 80% Extract Capsules, 150 mg, 60 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle, Standardized Extract Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Milk Thistle Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle Advantage, Liver Support Formula, Natrol, 525 mg, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle, Standardized 80% Silymarin, Natures Way, 175 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle, Standardized 80% Silymarin, Starwest Botanicals, 150 mg, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Eclectic Institute, 600 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Thisilyn Milk Thistle Extract, Natures Way, 175 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Organic, Genceutic Naturals, 350 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Complex, Liver Gallbladder Drops, Bioforce USA, 1.7 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle-Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Super Milk Thistle, Enzymatic, 120 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle Seed Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle Seed, Protect & Regenerate Liver Cells, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle, Standardized, Promotes Healthy Liver Function, Good'n Natural, 175 mg, 100 Caps


    HAY FEVER CAPSULES

  • To make "hay fever" pills: Mix 2 parts eyebright, 1 part goldenseal, 1 part mullein, and 1/2 part nettles. Put into capsules. Take 2 capsules of "hay fever" pills plus 2 capsules of garlic and capsicum twice a day with plain, nonfat and non-sugared yogurt. Sweeten the yogurt with blackstrap molasses and banana slices. Often dairy products are an allergen, but yogurt is an exception. If yogurt is an allergen for you, substitute cold brown rice sweetened with molasses and banana slices.




  • EYEBRIGHT PRODUCTS

    Nowadays, it is mainly used in Europe as a rinse, compress, or eyebath, and modern herbalists worldwide use eyebright as a poultice with or with concurrent administration of a tea for the redness, swelling, and visual disturbances caused by blepharitis and conjunctivitis. The herb is also used for eyestrain, and to relieve inflammation caused by colds, coughs, sinus infections, and sore throat. Traditionally, herbalists have also used it for hay fever and nasal decongestion.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eyebright Extract (Euphrasia officinalis), 1:4 Dried Herb, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Capsules, Organic, 420 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Capsules, Organic, 420 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Eyebright Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Eyebright Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Eyebright, Natures Way, 458 mg, 100 Caps (HF)
    HerbsPro: Herbal Eyebright, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Herbal Eyebright Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eyebright Extract, Glycerite Blueberry Flavored, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eyebright With Blueberry Concentrate Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eyebright Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Eyebright Herb, Now Foods, 470 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Eyebright Extract (Euphrasia officinalis), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Eyebright & Nettle Compound Extract, Herb Pharm, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eyebright Extract, For Tired Strained Eyes, Infections, Inflammation, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eyebright Herb, Organic Euphrasia officinalis, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Eyebright Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Cold Relief Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 20 Bags
    Cold Relief combines herbs such as echinacea, mullein, eyebright, schizandra, ma huang and spices to lift your spirits while clearing your head.




    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Leaf & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Propolis Cream, Eclectic Institute, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Root Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 16 Bag
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Echinacea-Goldenseal Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Liquid Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenseal Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals,, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal & Echinacea, Strengthens Immune Function, Natures Answer, 180 VCaps




    MULLEIN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Flowers, Whole, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Mullein Flower Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf, Promotes Respiratory Balance, Wildcrafted, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Single Herb Mullein, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Flower Oil Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Oil Compound Ear Drops, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein-Hypericum Flower Oil, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Leaves, Solaray, 330 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Extract, Immune System Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    For respiratory disorders, warts, earaches, intestinal cramps, and painful, inflamed skin injuries. Mullein is a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative. Mullein is a valuable herb for respiratory disorders including coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract and for digestive cramps. A healing poultice for wounds, inflamed conditions, and for painful skin areas. Other uses: hemorrhage of the bowels, toothaches, for the glands (used as fomentation), and for washing open sores.
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Ointment, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 oz.
    This formula has been used historically with a focus on respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma. One reason many herbalists tend to favor mullein is simply because of its ability to break up congestion. Mullein is also known to many herbalists as a specific herb to help assist the body with many glandular disorders. Through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation, the glands become congested and infected and swell up to cause much pain and misery. There are lymph nodes that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm, etc. Mullein is definitely the herb of choice to many herbalists when it comes to the glandular systems of the body.
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Formula, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 100 VCaps




    NETTLE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Leaf, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Leaf Tea, Alvita, 24 Tea Bags
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    HerbsPro: Nettle Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
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    HerbsPro: Stinging Nettle Leaf, Enzymatic Therapy, 600 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Blend Extract (Urtica dioica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Leaves, Solaray, 450 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Herb, Natures Way, 870 mg, 100Caps
    TakeHerb: Nettles, Freeze Dried, Allergen Exposure Support, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Nettles Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.




    KYOLIC GARLIC - GARLIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Garlic Powder, Granules & Minced, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Granules, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Garlic Juice Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: GarliPure Formula, Natrol, Odor Controlled, 500 mg, 200 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odorless, Schiff, 100 Softgels
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odor Controlled, Nature's Herbs, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Garlic Time, Time Release Garlic, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Garlic, Super Odorless, Now Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
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    HerbsPro: Pure Garlic Allicin, 5000 mg, 90 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Garlipure Maximum Allicin Garlic, Natrol, 600 mg, 100 Tabs
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    TakeHerb: Garlicin Cholesterol Control, Odor Free, Nature's Way, 600 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Tabs
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic Liquid Extract, Formula 100, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic, Formula 100, High Potency, Wakunaga, 600 mg, 200 Caps
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    TakeHerb: Kyolic One Per Day, Wakunaga, 60 Caplets.
    TakeHerb: Garlic Gold, Olympian Lab, 600 mg (7200 mcg Allicin), 250 Caplets
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    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, NOW Foods, 1500 mg 3X, 250 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Formula 100, Vegetarian, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Garlinase Fresh, Enzymatic Therapy, Garlic Supplement, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Super Odorless Garlic, NOW Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
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    TakeHerb: Aged Garlic Extract With Lecithin, Formula 104, Wakunaga, 200 Caps




    CAYENNE (CAPSICUM) PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Powder (Chili; Capsicum annuum), 35,000 H.U., Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annuum), 90,000 H.U., Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, 40 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), Organic, 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, Birdseye, 160 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Capsules, Organic, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Aztec Sweet Chili Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Cayenne, Thompson Nutritional, 515 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annum), Nature's Herbs, 1,350 mg (40,000 STU), 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper, Nature's Answer, 450 mg (0.25% Capsaicin), 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg (90,000 HU), 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Pepper (Capsicum) 10:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (160,000 HU), Starwest Botanicals, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (90,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (30,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanical, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbPro: Cayenne Capsicum Tincture, Nature's Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, Extra Hot (100,000 HU), Nature's Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: CapsiCool Controlled Heat, Stomach Gentle, Nature's Way, 390 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Oil, Health Herbs, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Ointment, Deep Heating Balm, Dr. Christopher's Original Formulas, 2 oz.


    MOUTHWASH FOR HAYFEVER SEASON

  • To stop an acute asthma attack if medical assistance is not available: Quickly drink 3 cups of black coffee. Surprisingly, coffee is a specific medication for asthma.



  • IT'S HAYFEVER SEASON AGAIN!
    By Sue Frederick

    It's spring again. The birds sing familiar melodies, and you sing your familiar refrain: achoo! achoo! If hayfever is clouding your springtime revelry, herbs might help.




    Which city is the hayfever capital of the U.S.?  New York.


    To get a daily pollen forecast for your area, log on to The Weather Channel at www.weather.com/weather/maps/

    Many people barely enjoy a lovely spring day. Their immune system goes overboard responding to airborne pollens. Indeed, itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; and inflamed sinuses make being outside a miserable experience for hayfever sufferers. And there are many of them: Hayfever affects 20 percent of Americans, making it the sixth most common chronic illness in the United States.

    Known medically as allergic rhinitis, hayfever is an allergy that occurs when our immune system attacks invading airborne plant proteins and binds them to an antibody produced in the body called IgE (immunoglobulin E). The IgE-antigen complex then binds to white blood cells called mast cells. This binding causes the release of histamine, a chemical produced in the body, which results in familiar hayfever symptoms.

    Any substance that causes an allergy such as hayfever is called an allergen. Ragweed pollen accounts for about 75 percent of hayfever in the United States. If hayfever develops in the spring, it's usually due to tree pollen. If it develops in the summer, grass and weed pollen are probably to blame. Many people also develop hayfever in response to mold or fungus spores, which commonly occur any time from mid-March to November.

    The first approach to treating hayfever is to reduce the airborne allergens you're exposed to, either by staying indoors or moving to another location. If these alternatives aren't possible, the next step is developing healthy habits such as eating a diet of whole grains and fresh vegetables, lowering or eliminating alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, and reducing stress. In addition, a good air filter in your home or office space will help lower pollen levels. All these steps can help reduce your IgE levels, according to Michael Murray, N.D., author of Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs (William Morrow & Co.). When you've done what you can to prevent hayfever episodes, but you're still suffering, herbs such as ephedra, eyebright and nettles can help relieve symptoms. Consult with a health care practitioner before using herbs to treat your symptoms.

    BREATHE EASIER WITH EPHEDRA

    The Chinese have used the dried stems of the ephedra plant, called ma huang, for at least 5,000 years to treat hayfever, colds and other inflammatory conditions. From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, ma huang facilitates the movement of lung qi and controls wheezing. (Pronounced "chee," qi is the body's vital energy.) Ma huang is considered hot, bitter and warming, and its functions are to induce sweat, smooth breathing and promote urine excretion.

    Ephedra contains many active compounds, including small amounts of essential oil and one to two percent alkaloids composed mainly of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.


    Ephedra (ma huang) helps to dilate bronchial tubes, makes breathing easier, and reduces symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing.


    Researchers first isolated ephedrine in 1923 and found that it affected the body similarly to adrenaline: It helped dilate the bronchial tubes and allowed asthmatics to breathe more easily. However, it soon became clear that ephedrine had dangerous side effects. Although the alkaloids in ephedra can benefit the body when used in appropriate doses, over-use can increase blood pressure and heart rate, resulting in insomnia and anxiety. This is true of the whole herb as well. Safe dosages are critical, say experts. Several states have recently passed laws and/or issued regulations controlling the sale of products containing ephedra alkaloids due to concerns about safe dosages, especially in stimulant pills, which have become popular among people trying to lose weight. Last year, the FDA proposed a rule that would limit the maximum daily dosage of ephedra alkaloids to 24 mg per day, equivalent to three doses of 8 mg each (Federal Register, June 1997, vol. 62).

    Taken in safe amounts, however, ephedra can dramatically reduce symptoms of watery, itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. A 1985 study indicates that ephedrine, along with ephedra's other constituents, inhibits tissue swelling. Researchers found that the anti-inflammatory action of ephedra is exerted at the early stage of inflammation. Additionally, it seems ephedra's alkaloids inhibit the formation of inflammatory prostaglandins (Planta Medica, 1985, vol. 4).

    The sinuses are often involved in allergic reactions. The tissues lining air-filled cavities above, below and behind your eyes can swell, blocking the outlets of the sinuses to the nose. Mucus buildup in the sinuses can cause headaches, while mucus draining from the back of the nose into the throat can irritate the throat. Ephedra is a proven, effective decongestant because its active constituents, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, help constrict peripheral blood vessels, thereby relieving congestion in swollen tissues and allowing the sinuses to drain.

    Because ephedra acts as a stimulant, long-term use can tax the adrenals. Also, ephedra has strong central nervous system effects, and its actions are almost identical to amphetamine, only at one-fifth the potency. Do not use ephedra if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid or heart disorders, are pregnant, or if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) 1- a type of antidepressant.



    EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

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    EYE-SOOTHING EYEBRIGHT

    Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) was used by ancient Greeks to treat eye infections. The name euphrasia is derived from the Greek euphrosyne, which means "gladness." It's believed the name was given to the plant because eyebright induced happiness by facilitating sight. Today, the United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to protecting endangered medicinal plants, has placed eyebright on its "to watch" list as the plant's numbers in the wild are dwindling.

    Eyebright contains tannins, iridoid glycosides, the flavonoids quercetin and rutin, vitamin C, essential fatty acids, the glycoside aucuboside, caffeic and ferulic acids, sterols, choline, some basic compounds, and a volatile oil.


    Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) helps decrease inflammation and soothes burning or tired eyes associated with hayfever.


    There's been no significant scientific research into the merits of eyebright. None of its chemical components has been associated with a significant therapeutic effect, and there are no known controlled human studies to evaluate its effectiveness in treating eye irritations. Yet, eyebright remains in high esteem among Western herbalists because it seems to soothe burning or tired eyes, often a result of hayfever. Eyebright has cooling and detoxifying properties that make it useful for inflammations, especially of the eyes and sinuses, notes Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., author of The Way of Herbs (Pocket Books).

    According to herbalist Ed Smith of Williams, Oregon, eyebright contains flavonoids (plant pigments) that specifically affect mucous membranes in the eyes and nasal passages. "The flavonoids in eyebright are anti-inflammatory and stabilize mast cells," he says. These cells are present in the tissues lining the nasal passages and are responsible for reactions to allergens. When you breathe in pollen, your body responds with inflammation, burning eyes and runny nose. Inflammation increases your sensitivity to pollen, which then intensifies the inflammation. "Eyebright can help break this allergy cycle," Smith explains.

    Folk medicine has long advised use of eyebright compresses applied to irritated eyes. However, the German Commission E monographs, a compendium of German regulations on herbal use in that country, advises against using compresses because their use may not be helpful, and the dried herb from which the tea is made may contain contaminants. In addition, German studies suggest that drops of eyebright tincture placed directly in the eye may cause significant side effects that include tearing, itching, redness and swelling of the eyelids.



    EYEBRIGHT PRODUCTS

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    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Capsules, Organic, 420 mg, 100 VCaps
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    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
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    TakeHerb: Cold Relief Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 20 Bags
    Cold Relief combines herbs such as echinacea, mullein, eyebright, schizandra, ma huang and spices to lift your spirits while clearing your head.


    STOP A RUNNY NOSE WITH NETTLES

    Brushing up against an adult stinging nettle plant will probably make a lasting impression on you. The needle-like hairs of nettles will sting your skin like a swarm of fire ants. Derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for "needle," the nettle (Urtica dioica) has been regarded as a powerful medicinal herb for centuries.


    Nettles (Urtica dioica) helps treat nasal and respiratory problems, including coughs, runny nose and chest congestion.


    Today, nettles is recognized for being high in vitamin C and trace minerals and as a rich source of chlorophyll. Constituents include histamine, formic acid, chlorophyll, glucoquinine and iron. In one clinical study, researchers noted that freeze-dried stinging nettles relieved allergy symptoms in more than half of the participating patients. Indeed, 58 percent of the participants taking study doses of freeze-dried nettles for one week experienced reduced symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (Planta Medica, 1990, vol. 56).

    Do not be surprised that nettle does, in fact, help relieve allergy symptoms, says James Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy (Rodale). For centuries, cultures around the world have used this herb to treat nasal and respiratory troubles, including coughs, runny nose and chest congestion.

    Stinging nettle's diuretic activity has been the subject of a number of German studies. In 1989, German researchers reported that nettles root showed anti-inflammatory effects in animal trials and that it stimulated human lymphocytes in vitro (in a test tube) (Planta Medica, 1989, vol. 55).

    Toxic effects such as gastric irritation, burning skin sensation, edema and urine suppression from drinking nettle tea have been recorded. Nettles also stimulates uterine contractions in animal studies, therefore pregnant women should not take this herb internally without consulting with their midwife.



    NETTLE PRODUCTS

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Leaf Tea, Alvita, 24 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Organic Nettle Leaf Tea, Traditional Medicinals Tea, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Nettle Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Stinging Nettle Leaf, Enzymatic Therapy, 600 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Blend Extract (Urtica dioica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Leaves, Solaray, 450 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Herb, Natures Way, 870 mg, 100Caps
    TakeHerb: Nettles, Freeze Dried, Allergen Exposure Support, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Nettles Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.




    freshly squeezed orange juice


    SNEEZE EASERS

    To reduce hayfever attacks, naturopathic physicians recommend:

  • Large doses of vitamin C, a natural antihistamine, during hayfever season. Vitamin C is considered to be a natural antihistamine because it inhibits the release of histamine by mast cells. Good sources of vitamin C include red bell peppers, kale, kiwi fruit, orange or grapefruit juice, broccoli, arugula, cauliflower, papaya and strawberries.


  • A vitamin and mineral supplement to enhance immunity.


  • Quercetin, a bioflavonoid shown to relieve or prevent hayfever.


  • Drinking an 8-ounce glass of water followed by a pinch of salt on the tongue every 15 to 30 minutes until symptoms subside.


  • Reducing consumption of mucus-producing dairy products.


  • Adding a few drops of a congestion-clearing essential oil such as eucalyptus, peppermint, sage, lavender and tea tree oil to 2 cups of boiling water and inhaling.


  • A week-long cleansing fast, taking in only water, fruit and vegetable juices and no solid food (as hayfever can be linked to food sensitivity).


  • fresh oranges






    TEA TREE OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Tree Essential Oil, Certified Organic Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic, 1/3 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Tea Tree Essential Oil, 1 gallon
    HerbsPro: Tea Tree Oil Ointment, Tea Tree Therapy, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Tea Tree Antiseptic Cream, Tea Tree Therapy, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Itch Relief Lotion with Chamomile, Tea Tree & Vitamin E, Derma-E, 6 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Tea Tree Castile Soap, Dr. Woods Products, 32 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Antiseptic Tea Tree Antibacterial Liquid Soap, Tea Tree Therapy, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Tea Tree Oil, Now Foods, 100% Pure, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Tea Tree Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Tea Tree Therapy's Suppositories, 6 Pack
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Oil Icy Mineral Gel, Pain Reliever, Jason Natural, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Mouthwash, Spearmint Flavor, Desert Essence, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Therapy Bar, Desert Essence, 1 Bar
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Soap, Organic Liquid Soap, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, 1 Gallon
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Essential Oil, Cleans & Heals Wounds, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Therapeutic Shampoo, Desert Essence, 12 oz.
    TakeHerb: Tea Tree Therapeutic Conditioner, Desert Essence, 12 oz.




    HERBAL PRODUCTS

    BLUE VERVAIN: Blue Vervain is used to treat jaundice, asthma, congestion, bronchitis, colds, fever, and flu. As an expectorant it helps loosen the expel phlegm from the throat and chest. Blue Vervain also acts as a sudorific, or agent that promotes sweating and thereby cools the body and reduces fevers. It clears congestion when there is wheezing. Blue Vervain is a mild laxative and has the overall effect of inducing relaxation. This herb has also been used as an analgesic to relieve earache, afterbirth pain, headache, intestinal cramps, and it promotes digestion. The standard dosage when taking a Blue Vervain tincture is 1/2 teaspoonful diluted in a glass of water, 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Blue Vervain is bitter, and while it stimulates digestion, it can cause vomiting when taken in high doses. Taken in the recommended doses, Blue Vervain is regarded as safe; however, safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.



    BLUE VERVAIN PRODUCTS

    Blue Vervain is a natural tranquilizer, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant. Blue Vervain is recommended by herbalists as an ease to depression following illness. The leaves and roots are useful in intermittent fevers and promotes perspiration. A very strong infusion is emetic. An infusion of the plant is a good galactagogue (increases breast milk) an is used for female obstructions, afterpains and taken as a female tonic. The infusion is used to help pass kidney stones and for infections of the bladder, reduces inflammation of the gallbladder and jaundice. Used as a sudorific sedative and taken for colds and coughs. Blue Vervain is a tonic for the nervous system, and is a sedative useful in easing tension, depression, hysteria, and seizure. also useful for insomnia and other nervous conditions. In small doses a tincture of verbena relieves gastric irritation, bowel complaints, dysentery and stomach cramps. As a poultice it is good in headaches, ear neuralgia, and rheumatism. To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes. As a tincture-extract, use 6 to 12 drops- 28 to 84 drops (follow directions on specific products). Not to be used during pregnancy.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Blue Vervain, Certified Organic & Wildcrafted Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Blue Vervain Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb (Verbena officinalis), Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Vervain Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract (Verbena officinalis), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract (Verbena officinalis), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain (Verbena officinalis; Blue Verbena; Ma Bian Cao), Whole, Plum Flower Brand, 500 grams (1.17 lb.)
    Kalyx: Blue Vervain Extract Powder 5:1 (Verbena officinalis), Plum Flower Brand, 100 grams
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Blue Vervain Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Blue Vervain / Verbena Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Blue Vervain Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Blue Vervain Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.


    BURDOCK ROOT: Burdock Root is used as a food and medicine in cultures all over the world. It is traditionally used for skin disorders associated with adolescence. Burdock combines well with Red Clover, Yellow Dock, and Dandelion. Uses: Acne; Athlete's Foot; Blood; Bursitis; Calcium Deposits; Disinfectant; Eczema; Gangrene; Gout; Itching; Osteoporosis; Poison Ivy/Oak; Psoriasis; Rheumatism; Skin Disorders; Skin Irritations; & Swelling. Burdock comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose of Burdock is 1 to 2 g of powdered dry root 3 times per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Burdock works well when combined with yellow dock, red clover, and cleavers.



    BURDOCK PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Burdock Root, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Burdock Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Burdock Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Chinese Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Burdock Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock (Arctium lappa), Eclectic Institute, Fresh Freeze-Dried, 500 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Now Foods, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root, Natures Way, Organic, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Burdock Root Tea, Alvita Teas, Caffeine Free, 24 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Root, Solaray, Organic, 540 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Blend Extract (Arctium lappa), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Burdock Blend Extract (Arctium lappa), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root, NOW Foods, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root, Nature's Way, 540 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Burdock Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags


    CAYENNE (Capsicum): Cayenne Pepper contains beta-carotene; beta-ionone, citric acid, hesperidin, limonen, lutein, and quercetin just to name a few. It also contains capsaicin, which reduces pain and inflammation. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster. Capsaicin can also stimulate and then desensitize the warmth detectors in the hypothalamus gland so that a drop in body temperature is evident. This enables natives in hot southern climates like Central and South America and Africa, to tolerate the heat a lot better than we would.Cayenne Pepper has been known for its ability to aid in digestion, improve circulation, and reduce or stop bleeding from stomach ulcers. Taken internally it stimulates circulation and induces sweating to breed a fever. Some native people of Thailand believe that eating Cayenne everyday helps reduce blood cots. Herbalists recommend it to treat colds and infectious diarrhea, arthritis and rheumatism. There is scientific evidence that suggests adding Cayenne Pepper to meals boosts vitamin C levels and revs up the metabolism. This pepper is also used with lobelia to help soothe nerves. It is beneficial for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. In naturopathic medicine, Cayenne Pepper is combined with lemon juice, and salt to relieve even the worst sore throat pain for up to 4 hours. It also fights viral infection. When applied topically in a lotion or salve Cayenne works to soothe muscle aches and pains associated with arthritis, rheumatism, backache, strains and sprains. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Capsaicin for pain caused by shingles, an adult disease that is caused by the virus that causes chicken pox in children. Such over-the-counter (OTC) creams as Zostrix or Heet contain capsaicin and are applied externally to treat rheumatic and arthritic pains, cluster headaches, diabetic foot pain, fibromyalgia, and post-herpetic nerve pain. These creams usually contain 0.025-0.075 percent capsaicin. In 2002 there was some research done that helped to determine Capsaicin's pain relieving effects. Creams that contain the compound lowered pain in arthritis sufferers' hands by 40 percent when used four times a day. A study done for pain from long-term shingles found that 77 percent of the people had reduced pain after using the cream for four months. The study also said that Capsaicin containing ream is less expensive and safer than other painkillers used for the same conditions. Cayenne Pepper comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For taking capsules, the recommended daily dose is 1 capsule 2 to 3 times a day. Adults and children two and above can safely use it topically 3 to 4 times a day. For treating a sore throat, combine the juice of one-half lemon or lime with one full tablespoon of salt. Stir both into one-half cup of lukewarm distilled water. Stir in one-quarter teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. Gargle as needed, but do not swallow.



    CAYENNE (CAPSICUM) PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Powder (Chili; Capsicum annuum), 35,000 H.U., Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annuum), 90,000 H.U., Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, 40 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), Organic, 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum), 90 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, Organic, 160 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Powder, Birdseye, 160 K H.U. 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Capsules, Organic, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cayenne Pepper Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Aztec Sweet Chili Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Cayenne, Thompson Nutritional, 515 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annum), Nature's Herbs, 1,350 mg (40,000 STU), 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper, Nature's Answer, 450 mg (0.25% Capsaicin), 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg (90,000 HU), 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Cayenne Chili Pepper (Capsicum) 10:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (160,000 HU), Starwest Botanicals, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (90,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Cayenne Chili Pepper Powder (30,000 HU), Frontier Spices, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsicum annum), Starwest Botanical, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cayenne Extract (Capsicum annum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbPro: Cayenne Capsicum Tincture, Nature's Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, Extra Hot (100,000 HU), Nature's Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: CapsiCool Controlled Heat, Stomach Gentle, Nature's Way, 390 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Oil, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cayenne Ointment, Deep Heating Balm, Dr. Christopher's Original Formulas, 2 oz.


    CHINESE LICORICE: Chinese licorice mainly comes from Glycyrrhiza uralensis. It is found in dry grassy plains, and sunny mountainsides from much of northern China, especially the Asian steppes to the west. Most of the supply comes from northwest China. Chinese licorice have been well studied. Up to 24 percent of the root weight is glycyrrhizin, the plant's major active component. Glycyrrhizin (also known as glycyrrhizic acid) is an extremely sweet glycoside, which foams in water. Glycyrrhizin has also shown estrogenic activity in laboratory animals, and is experimentally anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and antibacterial. In China, licorice root is used as an antacid.



    CHINESE LICORICE PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Vine Essence Pills, Solstice, 60 Pills
    Vine Essence Pills supports the health and well being of bones, muscles, tendons; of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, and nervous systems; and of organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and spleen. This product also promotes general well-being.
    TakeHerb: FeVera Herbal Extract, With Chinese Licorice, HerbaSway, 2 oz.
    This product balances internal heat, promotes cooling and healthy circulation. FeVera also provides powerful antioxidants to balance your immune system. Cassia obtusifolia and Chinese Skullcap supply cooling energy to your vital organs. Knotweed contributes potent antioxidants that help balance the immune system. Kudzu cools the spleen and muscles while expelling internal heat. Stevia and Lo Han provide a balancing and moistening effect on internal organs. Chinese Licorice enhances the synergistic benefits of all the herbs.


    COLTSFOOT: Coltsfoot is one of the most widely used herbs for the treatment of coughs and other lung complaints, and is the basis for many of the herbal cough preparations sold in Europe. The chemical constituents have expectorant, anti-tussive, anti-spasmodic, demulcent, anti-catarrhal and diuretic properties, making coltsfoot extremely helpful in the case of racking coughs such as those that accompany chest colds, asthma and emphysema. However, the USDA classifies coltsfoot as an herb of "unknown safety", and the presence of minute amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which have been found to cause liver toxicity and cancer, has led to its banning in West Germany. The amount of these alkaloids is extremely small, though, and the beneficial effects are generally believed to outweigh the miniscule risk. Coltsfoot should not be used by pregnant women, as it may be an abortifacient, and the alkaloids seem to have a particularly harmful effect on the liver of the developing infant. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids present in the plant are potentially toxic in large doses, but have not proven toxic in the doses usually used to treat coughs. Still, it is recommended that coltsfoot tea or syrup not be used for more than 4-6 weeks at a time.



    COLTSFOOT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cayenne, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Coltsfoot Extract, Dried Herb 1:4, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Coltsfoot Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Coltsfoot Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Coltsfoot Leaf Extract (Tussilago farfara), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Coltsfoot Leaf Extract (Tussilago farfara), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Coltsfoot Leaf Extract (Tussilago farfara), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    HerbsPro: Coltsfoot Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Coltsfoot Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Coltsfoot Leaf, For Respiratory, Skin & Insect Bite Problems, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Coltsfoot Leaf, Organic Tussilago farfara, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Coltsfoot Leaf, Wildcrafted Tussilago farfara, Mountain Rose Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Broncitone, Promotes Health Lungs, Natures Answer, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Broncitone, Alcohol Free Extract, Promotes Healthy Lungs, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.


    DANDELION: Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. Clinical trials have shown Dandelion to be effective in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. It also helps with kidney function, pancreas, spleen, stomach, tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, and cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism and warts. Dandelion may aid in prevention of age spots and works well in treating warts, fungus infections, and external and internal malignant growths. It is also used for treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis conditions. This plant is used for ulcerations of the urinary passages, obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen. The roasted Dandelion root can even be used as a coffee substitute. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 92. Dandelion comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For use as a tonic, take 3-5 grams of the dried root or 5-10 ml of a tincture from the root, 3 times a day. For use as a diuretic or appetite stimulant take 4-10 grams of the dried Dandelion leaves in 1 cup boiling water and drink 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.



    DANDELION PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root, Raw, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Raw Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Capsules, Organic, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Capsules, Organic, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Dandelion Root, Roasted, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Dandelion Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Leaf, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Leaf, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 360 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Thompson Nutritional, 520 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Nature's Answer, 1260 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Dandelion Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Leaf, Eclectic Institute, 150 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Eclectic Institute, 400 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root, Natures Way, 810 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Dandelion Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum officinalis), 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum officinalis), Wise Woman Herbal, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion (Taraxacum) Whole Plant Extract, Wise Woman Herbal, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Dandelion Whole Plant Extract (Taraxacum), Wise Woman Herbal, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Roasted Dandelion Root Tea, Traditional Medicinal, Organic, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root, Healthier Gall Bladder, Nature's Way, 1620 mg, 180 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Dandelion Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Nature's Answer, 1 oz.


    ECHINACEA: Three species of the Echinacea herb are useful in medicine: Echinacea augustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea pallida. Research has shown that Echinacea increases production of interferon in the body, which helps increase antiviral activity against influenza (flu) and herpes, an inflammation of the skin and mouth. It is antiseptic and antimicrobial, with properties that act to increase the number of white blood cells available to destroy bacteria and slow the spread of infection. This herb is thought to be an immune stimulant. Taking this herb at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can actually shorten the term of a cold or even abort it when caught early enough.

    Echinacea is usually taken at the onset of a cold or flu and continued for 7 to 14 days. When using a powdered extract, take 300 mg 3 times a day. The standard dosage of an alcohol tincture (1:5) is 3 to 4 ml 3 times daily. For Echinacea juice, take 2 to 3 ml 3 times a day, and the whole root, 1 to 2 g, 3 times a day. Echinacea comes in many forms: Capsules, Tablets, Powder and Tincture, the best result is to follow the instructions on the package.



    ECHINACEA PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Root, Herb & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia & Purpurea Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Capsules, 450 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Herb Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Angustifolia Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Echinacea Purpurea Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Extract, Boosts Immune System, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Mandarin Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Peppermint Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Glycerite, Lemongrass Flavor, Alcohol Free, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea With Grape Flavor, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Immune System, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Golden Root, Orange Flavor, Alcohol Free, Herbs For Kids, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Echinacea Plus Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags


    EPHEDRA (Ma Huang): Chinese herbalists use Ma Huang during the early stages of respiratory infections and also for the short-term treatment of certain kinds of asthma, eczema, hay fever, narcolepsy, and edema. The Ephedra plant also has antiviral effects, particularly against influenza, severe colds, non-sweat fevers, joint pain, coughing and shortness of breath, bronchial asthma, flu, chills, headache, congestion and edema. Unlike using the isolated or synthesized ephedrine, using the whole plant in alternative medicine is much more effective and rarely gives rise to serious side-effects. With extreme caution, and under a health care provider's supervision, Ephedra is often used to enhance weight loss and to increase energy and endurance. Ma Huang comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions. Caution: is advised in using Ma Huang as an overdose can cause high blood pressure, racing of the heart, confusion, nervous stupor, twitching, convolutions and in serious cases even death. This herb should not be used by people who are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or suffering from high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, or dehydration. When exercising it is imperative to insure proper hydration, especially when using Ephedra. Do not take during pregnancy or while breast feeding. The synthetic form of Ephedra is a main constituent in Ephedrine and has given Ephedra a bad reputation due to its misuse. Ephedrine is seen as a performance-boosting herb but is a forbidden substance in many organized sporting events and athletics and banned in many jurisdictions for sale or use.



    EPHEDRA / MA HUANG

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ephedra, Organic Bulk Herbs
    TakeHerb: Lipodrene With Ephedra, Advanced Appetite Control, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 100 Tabs


    EUCALYPTUS: Distilled Eucalyptus has been used externally and internally for ailments from fever, whooping cough, bronchial and throat infections, discharges, wounds and ulcers. The oil has been known to be effective against flu, staph and strep. Germany's Commission E recommends using a spray of Eucalyptus to soothe a sore throat. It has also been used as a room disinfectant. Eucalyptus Oil is even given to horses with influenza, dogs with distemper, and to all animals with septicaemia. If using the essential oil in tea, use no more than a drop and only use Eucalyptus globulus. For other uses, read product label directions. Eucalyptus oil is generally regarded as safe when taken in the ecommended doses; however, it is best to consult with a health care provider for use of Eucalyptus essential oil internally. If you are pregnant, nursing, epileptic, have liver or kidney damage, or have cancer, do not use this or any essential oil without the guidance of a qualified health care provider. Not recommended for use by young children.



    EUCALYPTUS PRODUCTS

    The eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia but naturalized to California and the Mediterranean countries. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. In the early nineteenth century, the crew of an Australian freighter developed intractable fevers they were able to cure with eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus became well known in Europe as the Australian fever tree. American physicians used eucalyptus oil to sterilize surgical instruments and incisions, and also as a steam inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, emphysema, and whooping cough. The leaf is used in medicinal preparations, its volatile oils released by steam. Typical preparations include facial or hydro-steams, aromatherapy, and teas. Some uses may include encapsulation or extracts, however we have found these to be rare. Eucalyptus oil acts on nerve receptors in the mucosa of the nose and sinuses in a way that causes release of mucus. In laboratory studies, eucalyptol (the main essential oil in the herb) is antibacterial against several strains of Streptococcus, the organism that causes strep throat. A combination of eucalyptus and mint may help relieve snoring. Precautions: Never take eucalyptus oil internally. For safety, use eucalyptus leaf teas and steams rather than the oil. Excessive use may cause gastro-intestinal upset.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eucalyptus Leaf (Eucalyptus globulus), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cold Season Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Breathe Deep Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Eucalyptus Menthol Chips, Sore Throat Relief, Chipurnoiorporated, 54.5 oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Oil, Pure Natural Aromatherapy Agent, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Leaf Extract, Inhalant For Respiratory & Sinus Problems, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Leaf, Cut & Sifted, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags


    EYEBRIGHT: Although neglected nowadays by the many physicians, modern herbalists still retain faith in this herb and recommend its use in eye infections, weakness of the eyes, and ophthalmia. Eyebright contains astringal substances that are probably slightly antibacterial, but Germany's Commission E does not necessarily recommend using it. Warm water compresses have been shown to be equally effective under the same conditions. Eyebright tea is sometimes used to treat jaundice, respiratory infections, and memory loss, although there is no evidence that it works for those conditions. A recommended dose is an infusion of one ounce of the herb to a pint of boiling water, bathing the eyes three or four times a day. For intense pain, a warm infusion is more desirable to use until the pain is gone. For other uses, the cold application is found sufficient.Eyebright can cause tearing of the eyes, itching, redness, and many other symptoms. It appears to be safe when taken internally, but few studies have been performed. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.



    EYEBRIGHT PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eyebright Extract (Euphrasia officinalis), 1:4 Dried Herb, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Capsules, Organic, 420 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Capsules, Organic, 420 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eyebright Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Eyebright Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Eyebright Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Eyebright, Natures Way, 458 mg, 100 Caps (HF)
    HerbsPro: Herbal Eyebright, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Herbal Eyebright Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eyebright Extract, Glycerite Blueberry Flavored, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eyebright With Blueberry Concentrate Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
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    House of Nutrition: Eyebright Herb, Now Foods, 470 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Eyebright Extract (Euphrasia officinalis), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
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    GARLIC: The Europeans use this herb as an all-around treatment for preventing atherosclerosis, the cause of heart disease and strokes. Scientific studies found that certain forms of Garlic lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol levels. Early scientific studies propose regular use can help prevent cancer. Garlic is an effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly. Garlic has also been suggested as a treatment for asthma, colds, and diabetes. Garlic suppositories work very well as a remedy for women experiencing yeast infections such as candida. Eating two raw Garlic cloves a day are adequate for most purposes, but a standard dosage of Garlic is 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3 percent alliin. When Garlic is crushed or cut, allinase, an enzyme, is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin, which then breaks down into several different compounds. When purchasing Garlic, look for a 4 to 5 mg of "allicin potential" for best results. Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.



    KYOLIC GARLIC - GARLIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Granules, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Minced, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Garlic Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Garlic Juice Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 8 fl. oz.
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    Kalyx: Garlic, Odorless, Schiff, 100 Softgels
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odor Controlled, Nature's Herbs, 100 Caps
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    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
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    GINKGO BILOBA: The extract is good for the brain cells and circulation. In Germany, Ginkgo is the most widely prescribed herb, as it is considered to be as effective as drug treatments used for treating Alzheimer's disease and other severe forms of memory and mental function decline. Preliminary studies show that this herb is helpful in ordinary age-related memory loss as well. Germany's Commission E recommends Ginkgo for circulation problems that arise from hardening of the arteries. Some studies are showing promise in Ginkgo's ability to reverse impotence or difficulty achieving orgasm when caused by certain antidepressant drugs. Chinese research suggests this herb can improve the effectiveness of schizophrenia medications and possibly limit their side effects as well. Another study shows that Ginkgo is beneficial in relieving the bloating and fluid retention as well as the emotional disturbance associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Many people have used Ginkgo for macular degeneration, depression, complications of diabetes, and Raynaud's phenomenon; however, there is no evidence to support its effectiveness. It is also beneficial for asthma, dementia, depression, eczema, headaches, heart and kidney disorders, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). This herb can ease symptoms of altitude sickness as well. As a topical medication, Ginkgo is used to treat lesions on the fingers, toes, heels, ears, and nose caused by exposure to extreme cold, and using Ginkgo in wound dressings can improve circulation in the skin and promote quick healing. The recommended dosage of Ginkgo is 40 to 80 mg 3 times daily of a 50:1 extract standardized to contain 24 percent Ginkgo-flavone glycosides. For best results, consult with your health care provider for the treatment of your condition.



    GINKGO BILOBA PRODUCTS

    Ginkgo supports circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. This is achieved by maintaining healthy blood vessel tone and reducing blood viscosity. Additionally, the active compounds in Ginkgo biloba act as free radical scavenger and a proven antioxidant. An herbal supplement to support brain function. They support the utilization of oxygen and glucose, healthy circulation, activity, memory, and mood balance.

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    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba, Standardized Extract, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Standardized Extract Capsules, 24% / 6%, 40 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Capsules, 450 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Capsules, 450 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Ginkgo Clarity Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
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    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba, FoodScience Labs, 60 mg, 90 Caps
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    Kalyx: Ginkgo Biloba, Herbal Extracts Plus, 25/6 Powder, 1 lb.
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    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Now Foods, 120 mg, 200 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Eclectic Institute, 500 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba, Eclectic Institute, 750 mg, 100 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
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    GOLDENSEAL: Goldenseal is primarily used as a topical for wounds that are not healing well. Berberine, a constituent of Goldenseal, has shown strong activity against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. Goldenseal is most effective by direct contact; however, it can also be effective for sore throats and the digestive tract problems because it can contact the affected area directly. Goldenseal has been used to treat urinary tract infections as well. As a topical treatment for skin wounds, use a sufficient quantity of Goldenseal cream, ointment, or powder to the affected area. Clean the wound at least once a day to prevent Goldenseal particles from being trapped in the tissues as they heal. For sore throats and mouth sores Goldenseal tincture can be swished or gargled in the mouth, or a tea can be used for this treatment as well. To aid the digestive tract or loosen clogged sinuses, a standard oral dosage of Goldenseal is 250 to 500 mg 3 times daily. Read Product label directions before use. Goldenseal is generally regarded as safe when used as directed; however, berberine has been reported to cause uterine contractions and to increase levels of bilirubin, therefore, Goldenseal should not be used by pregnant women. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.



    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Capsules, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Propolis Cream, Eclectic Institute, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Root Tea, Breezy Morning Teas, 16 Bag
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Echinacea-Goldenseal Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Liquid Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Goldenseal Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
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    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal & Echinacea, Strengthens Immune Function, Natures Answer, 180 VCaps


    GOTU KOLA: In the 1970s, Italian and other European researchers found evidence that Gotu Kola significantly improved the symptoms of varicose veins such as the overall discomfort, tiredness, and swelling; however, it is not thought to do much for the appearance of veins that are badly damaged. It has been suggested that hemorrhoid sufferers could use Gotu Kola for the treatment of their symptoms since hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein. Gotu Kola is also used to improve memory and can be beneficial to Alzheimer's patients. It is also still used to heal wounds and alleviate the symptoms of scleroderma. This plant has also been used to help treat high blood pressure, abscesses, rheumatism, fever, ulcers, leprosy, skin eruptions nervous disorders and jaundice. The fresh leaves can be given to children for dysentery. An extract of the oil is used to promote hair growth. Gotu Kola is known to thin the blood, and, in large dosages, can help lower blood sugar levels. Gotu Kola comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For making a tea take 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaf to 150 ml of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink 3 cups per day. In tincture form, take 10-20 ml 3 times per day. Extracts that contain 100 percent total triterpenoids are usually taken as 60 mg once or twice per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Gotu Kola appears to be safe when taken in the recommended doses. Side effects are rare and include the occasional allergic skin rash; however, there are some concerns that Gotu Kola may be carcinogenic if applied directly to the skin. Do not take while pregnant or nursing. Safety in those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. If you are taking any medications (prescription or over-the-counter), it is best to consult with your health care provider before using this herb for the treatment of your condition.



    GOTU KOLA PRODUCTS

    The widespread belief that Gotu Kola helps improve memory led to several studies on its effect on the central nervous and circulatory systems. The preliminary results suggest that it may help with memory and cognitive disabilities as well as helping the body overcome stress and fatigue. However it should be noted that those with mild to moderate depression might want to use caution. Some testing done in India indicates it may act as a very mild depressant.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola & Powder (Centella asiatica), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Gotu Kola Extract, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Gotu Kola Herb Capsules, 400 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Natures Way, 425 mg, 100 Caps (HF)
    Kalyx: Gotu Kola, Thompson Nutritional, 450 mg, 60 Caps (K)
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Herb Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. Oz
    HerbsPro: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Herb, Natures Way, 435 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Nervous System Tonic, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Cut & Sifted, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Gotu Kola, Powder, San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.


    KAVA KAVA: The German Commission E recommends Kava for treating nervous anxiety, tension, and agitation. It is also used to relieve stress and reduce insomnia, tension headaches, and alcohol withdrawal. Kava is sometimes used as a local anesthetic. When combined with pumpkin seed, it is used in treating irritable bladder syndrome. Kava is used in Hawaii to reduce anxiety and fatigue, induce sleep, but is also used to treat asthma, arthritis pains, and urinary difficulties. Medical tests suggest it may be helpful in treating psychosomatic symptoms in menopause. In the South Sea Islands, Kava Kava is used as a calming and stimulating intoxicant. Taken in large quantities this herb produces a euphoric state. There are many forms of Kava and the quality varies with each manufacturer. Due to the nature of this herb, it is best to consult with a physician before using this herb for the treatment of your condition. Kava Kava is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. If pregnant, nursing or taking a prescription drug, consult a health care practitioner prior to using Kava Kava. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. It is possible to experience side effects such as temporary yellowing of the skin, hair and nails. Persons who have liver disease or liver problems, or persons who are taking drug products that can affect the liver, should consult a health care provider before using Kava-containing supplements. Consumers who use a kava-containing dietary supplement and who experience signs of illness associated with liver disease should also consult their health care provider.



    KAVA KAVA ROOT PRODUCTS

    Kava root is used as an effective natural herbal remedy that may help reduce anxiety, stress, and muscle tensions, promote friendliness and sociability, and produce relaxing physical as well as mental sensations. Kava kava helps to induce calm and relieve depression. Caution: This herb can cause drowsiness. If this occurs, discontinue use or reduce the dosage.

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Kava Kava Extract (Piper methysticum), Fresh Root 1:2, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Capsules, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Capsules, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Kava Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Kava Stress Relief Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Rest & Relax Tea Sampler, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Kava Kava, Natrol, 200 mg, 30 Caps (HF)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Kava Kava Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Liquid Extract, Now Foods, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root, Eclectic Institute, 460 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root, Eclectic Institute, 460 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Kava Kava Root Extract, 30% Kavalactones, Now Foods, 250 mg, 120 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root Extract, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root Extract, Extra Strength, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Kava Kava Root, Now Foods, 250 mg, 120 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Kava Special Formula Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Glycerine Extract, For Deep Relaxation & Stress, L.A. Naturals, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, Professional Strength, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, For Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Muscle Tension, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Root Extract, Professional Strength, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Muscle Relaxant & Sleep Aid, GSL Technology, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Kava Kava Blend, Pure Quality, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags


    LICORICE: Licorice (Glycyrrhzin) used for HIV / AIDS increases T-cell counts and preserves immune function. General Uses: It is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return. For Ulcer Pain - chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care. For Mouth Sores - Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label. For Respiratory Problems - Take orally 1 to 2 g of licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week. For Eczema, Psoriasis, or Herpes - Apply licorice cream to affected area twice daily. For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects. Caution: Do not use licorice if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, or an estrogen-dependent disorder such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or fibrocystic breasts. Caution: Do not use licorice on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure. Consume potassium-rich foods such as bananas or citrus juices, or take a potassium supplement daily when taking this herb. For HIV/AIDS - Take Glycyrrhizin Tablets, 50-75 mg daily. Use for 6 weeks, then take a 2-week break. Do not substitute deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).



    LICORICE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Licorice Root, Powder & Slices, Certified Organic Bulk herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Licorice Root Extract, Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Herbal Capsules, Organic, 460 mg, 100 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Herbal Capsules, Organic, 460 mg, 500 Caps
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Sticks, 6-inch, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Licorice Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Powder, Certified Organic, 1 lb
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Organic, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Alcohol-Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Extract, Organic, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated) Licorice, Planetary Herbals, 380 mg, 200 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root, Natures Answer, 450 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Licorice Root, Now Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Root Extract, Alcohol-Free, Gaia Herb, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Wise Woman Herbal, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Licorice Root, Natures Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Rx Vitamin's DGL Licorice, Chewable, 500 mg, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Bags
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root, NOW Foods, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root, Nature's Way, 450 mg, 100 Caps


    MILK THISTLE: Milk thistle extract is a potent antioxidant which prevents harm from free radicals and lends nutritional support to the liver. Milk thistle seed extract contains silymarin, a unique type of flavonoid-like compound considered the active ingredient of milk thistle. Milk Thistle (Silymarin) may be taken in capsule form and prevents and treats cirrhosis and other liver disorders. Take 600 mg (about 5 tablets) daily. Note: Milk thistle may cause mild diarrhea. If this occurs, reduce the dosage or discontinue use. Milk Thistle (standardized to 80 mg silymarin) is taken consistently before pregnancy and during the first trimester will help the liver to gently detox and help hyperemesis to be avoided. Clinical studies using standardized milk thistle extract show that it supports and promotes normal liver function. The active bioflavonoid complex, silymarin, is a powerful antioxidant that exerts a protective effect against substances harmful to the liver. Thisilyn is especially recommended for those who use alcohol, smoke or are exposed to environmental pollutants. Thisily, the unique standardized milk thistle extract, is the world's standard for quality. The milk thistle used to manufacture Thisilyn is carefully extracted and tested for purity, ensuring all the plant's desirable benefits remain bioavailable.



    MILK THISTLE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Milk Thistle, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle Advantage, Liver Support Formula, Natrol, 525 mg, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle, Standardized 80% Silymarin, Natures Way, 175 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle, Standardized 80% Silymarin, Starwest Botanicals, 150 mg, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: Milk Thistle Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Eclectic Institute, 600 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Thisilyn Milk Thistle Extract, Natures Way, 175 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Organic, Genceutic Naturals, 350 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Complex, Liver Gallbladder Drops, Bioforce USA, 1.7 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle-Dandelion Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Milk Thistle Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Super Milk Thistle, Enzymatic, 120 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle Seed Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle Seed, Protect & Regenerate Liver Cells, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Milk Thistle, Standardized, Promotes Healthy Liver Function, Good'n Natural, 175 mg, 100 Caps


    MULLEIN: Herbalists recommend hot Mullein tea for asthma, colds, coughs, sore throats, and bleeding of the lungs (tuberculosis) and of the bowels, though it is used more for its soothing effects rather than its ability to heal. This herb works well as an expectorant when combined with coltsfoot and thyme. It also helps give relief to those with emphysema, hay fever, and whooping cough. Breathing the steam of boiling Mullein tea can loosen congestion and mucus. When taken with catnip, this tea works well in treating tonsillitis, chickenpox, measles and mumps. Mullein made into a syrup can be given for palpitations, irregular heartbeat, angina, and other coronary conditions. The oil of this herb can be used to soothe the pain of ear infections. Externally, Mullein can be used to treat hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, diarrhea, erysipelas (streptococcus infections) and migraine. Mullein comes in various forms and is an ingredient in other products. For Mullein tea, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves and flowers to 1 cup of boiling water. Drink as needed for soothing relief. For children, take a 1/2 handful of dried or cut fresh Mullein leaves and flowers in 1 quart of boiling water. Let sit for 30 minutes and strain. Add 2 tablespoons of dark honey. Drink 1/2 cup of warm tea every 3 or 4 hours. To relieve the pain of ear infections (make sure the eardrum is not punctured), squeeze several drops of Mullein oil (room-temperature) into the ear canal. This only relieves the pain, it is not a cure for ear infection. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.



    MULLEIN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Flowers, Whole, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mullein Leaf, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Mullein Leaf Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Throat Comfort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Mullein Flower Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Alcohol-Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz. (C)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Mullein Leaf, Promotes Respiratory Balance, Wildcrafted, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaf, Natures Answer, 500 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Single Herb Mullein, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Mullein Flower Oil Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Extract (Verbascum olympicum & thapsus), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Oil Compound Ear Drops, Wise Woman Herbal, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein-Hypericum Flower Oil, Gaia Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Mullein Leaves, Solaray, 330 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Extract, Immune System Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    For respiratory disorders, warts, earaches, intestinal cramps, and painful, inflamed skin injuries. Mullein is a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative. Mullein is a valuable herb for respiratory disorders including coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract and for digestive cramps. A healing poultice for wounds, inflamed conditions, and for painful skin areas. Other uses: hemorrhage of the bowels, toothaches, for the glands (used as fomentation), and for washing open sores.
    TakeHerb: Mullein Leaf Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Ointment, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 oz.
    This formula has been used historically with a focus on respiratory ailments, coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma. One reason many herbalists tend to favor mullein is simply because of its ability to break up congestion. Mullein is also known to many herbalists as a specific herb to help assist the body with many glandular disorders. Through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation, the glands become congested and infected and swell up to cause much pain and misery. There are lymph nodes that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm, etc. Mullein is definitely the herb of choice to many herbalists when it comes to the glandular systems of the body.
    TakeHerb: Glandular System Formula, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 100 VCaps


    NETTLE: Nettle Root is widely used in Europe for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement. Based on a preliminary study at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Nettle leaf has become a popular treatment of allergies (hay fever), but is also used to help with goiter, inflammatory conditions, rheumatism and arthritis. This herb helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes. Nettles can relieve fluid retention, bladder infections, stones and gravel. Externally, it can be used on cuts and wounds, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, and for soothing and healing burns and scalds. Nettle is used in some hair care products to help stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. In its cooked form, Nettle is highly nutritious and may be used as a general dietary supplement and is especially good for those who are convalescing, anemic, or elderly. Nettle comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage of Nettle root, according to Commission E, is 4 to 6 g daily of the whole root, or an equal dose of concentrated extract. The effectiveness in using Nettle root to treat prostate problems is believed to be enhanced when taken with saw palmetto or pygeum. The proper dosage for allergies is 300 mg twice a day of freeze-dried Nettle leaf. For other formulations, it is best to read and follow product label directions.



    NETTLE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Leaf, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Root Powder, Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Nettle Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Leaf Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root (Urtica dioica), Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Powder (Urtica dioica), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Leaf Tea, Alvita, 24 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Organic Nettle Leaf Tea, Traditional Medicinals Tea, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Nettle Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Blend Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nettle Glycerite Extract, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Stinging Nettle Leaf, Enzymatic Therapy, 600 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nettle Root Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Blend Extract (Urtica dioica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Leaves, Solaray, 450 mg, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Nettle Herb, Natures Way, 870 mg, 100Caps
    TakeHerb: Nettles, Freeze Dried, Allergen Exposure Support, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Nettles Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.


    PEPPERMINT: As a home remedy, Mint is used for indigestion, flatulence, and colic. Chewing fresh Mint leaves will get rid of stale breath. Mint tea works well in treating colds, sore throat, minor mouth or throat irritations, headaches and migraines, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and stomachache. Peppermint oil has been recognized by Germany's Commission E as effective in treating colicky pain in the digestive tract, specifically irritable bowel syndrome, and in relieving mucus congestion of the lungs and sinuses caused by colds and flu. Some evidence suggests it might be helpful for gallstones and in treating candida infections, but results are not complete at this time. Menthol has antispasmodic qualities that may help relieve menstrual cramps. It is also found in products used for the relief of muscle aches, sprains, and similar conditions. Mint and Menthol comes in various forms and is an ingredient in numerous products. When treating irritable bowel syndrome the recommended dosage of Peppermint oil is 0.2 to 0.4 ml 3 times a day of an enteric-coated capsule. Using capsules that are enteric-coated will prevent stomach distress. For other uses and formulations it is best to read product label directions. There are no known safety issues or interactions associated with Mint or Menthol; however Menthol is considered an antidote for many homeopathic remedies and should be avoided by those taking the remedies. Taken in normal doses, enteric-coated Peppermint oil is believed to be fairly safe in healthy adults. Peppermint oil can be toxic if normal doses are exceeded. An excessive intake of Peppermint oil will produce nausea, loss of appetite, heart problems, loss of balance, and other nervous system problems. Safety in young children is unknown; however, it is known to cause jaundice in newborn babies, so it is not recommended for colic. Effects in pregnant and nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.



    PEPPERMINT PRODUCTS

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    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf, Powder, Organic,1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Flavor Extract, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Choice Liquorice & Peppermint Tea, Organic, 20 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Choice Organic Peppermint Herb Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Purely Peppermint Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Leaf Tea, Organic, 1 lb. (Approximately 235 Tea Bags)
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    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
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    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 1-2/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herbal Tea, Organic, Equal Exchange, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Tea, Certified Organic, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Certified Organic, Choice Organic Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Celestial Seasonings, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herb Tea, Celestial Seasonings, 40 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Herbal Tea, Stash Tea, Foil Wrapped, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf Herb Tea, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (Approximately 260 Tea Bags)
    Kalyx: Peppermint & Spearmint Tea, Mint Brook Meadow Teas, 20 Tea Bags / 6 Boxes
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Peppermint Essential Oil, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Organic Classic Peppermint Tea, Traditional Medicinals Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Purely Peppermint Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Bags
    HerbsPro: Organic Peppermint Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Lb
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Leaves, Natures Way, 800 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Spirits, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Peppermint Herb Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pepogest (Peppermint Oil), Natures Way, 0.2 ml, 60 Softgels
    HerbPro: Peppermint Oil, 100% Pure, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Thompson's Nutritional Peppermint Oil, 250 mg, 60 Softgels
    House of Nutrition: Peppermint Gels, Enteric Coated, Now Foods, 90 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Oil of Peppermint, Calmative Oil, Good'n Natural, 50 mg, 90 Softgels




    RED CLOVER: Although there is no evidence that Red Clover can help those with cancer; however, its use as a cancer therapy in many parts of the world has prompted scientists to take a closer look at this herb. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. This herb works well in treating bronchitis, asthma, and spasmodic coughs. Red Clover is also used to treat acne, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, insect bites, stings, and other skin diseases. In a compress it works well in treating arthritis pains and gout. As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis. Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2-3 teaspoons of dried flowers. Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2-4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2-4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.



    DELICIOUS RED CLOVER TEA

    Ingredients:
    • Red Clover Blossoms
    • Lemon
    • Honey
    • Fresh mint leaves
    • -and/or-
    • Several dandelion leaves

    Instructions: Put the fresh or dried blossoms and leaves, with or without the mint and dandelion, into a 2-cup earthenware teapot. Fill teapot with boiling water, cover, and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes over very low heat. Strain into a hot cup, add a twist of lemon and sweeten with honey.




    RED CLOVER PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Red Clover, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossoms, Whole Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossoms, Whole Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossom Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossoms Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Sprouting Seeds, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossom Capsules, 340 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Red Clover Blossom Capsules, 340 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Red Clover Blossoms Whole, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Clover Flowering Tops Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Tops Extract, Nature's Answer, Standardized, 350 mg, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover, NOW Foods, 425 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Blossom & Herb, Nature's Way, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Extract, Low Alcohol, Nature's Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Diaper Cream, Earth Friendly Baby, 1.5 oz.


    SAGE: The common garden sage has been known and used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. The low-growing evergreen shrub is popular in nearly every European cuisine and is used variously to flavor meats, poultry, soups, puddings, cheeses and vegetables. Its unmistakable peppery flavor makes it popular for use in poultry and pork stuffing, and to flavor and preserve sausage meats. But taste is only the start of sage's purported benefits. The ancient Greeks considered sage to be a valuable healing herb, and used it to treat consumption, ulcers and other digestive problems. It has been used to lower fevers and treat snake bite. Used as a tea, sage can either stop sweating when drunk cold, or produce sweating when taken hot. It has been used to treat headache, and is believed in various cultures to aid memory and thinking. Other medicinal uses have had some substantiation in modern medical research. In Japan, for example, studies have suggested that sage tea helps prevent blood clots from forming, which offers potential for use in treating coronary diseases. Sage tea poured over the skin can help relieve itching, and acts as an astringent. It is even used as an alternative to artificial dyes to darken graying hair. "Why should a man die when sage grows in his garden?" Martin Luther is said to have asked in the middle ages, and his statement is reflected in the herb's Latin name * salvia, derived from the Latin word to heal. For cooking, aromatherapy or healing, sage has proved itself throughout the ages, and continues to prove itself even now. Dried or fresh leaves are used in food, and as a tea. Sometimes sage is found in washes and cosmetics. One of the more popular herbs in the Middle Ages through 18th century, sage has drifted into lesser use as more delicate flavors grew more popular. The evergreen herb is enjoying a resurgence of late, in part based on its many uses and benefits. Sage can be used to flavor and preserve nearly any meat or cheese, and is often used in soups and salads as well. Medicinally, it has been shown by modern research to prevent blood clots from forming, and has a long tradition of healing and treating digestive ills. Precautions: Thujone, a volatile oil in common sage, is hallucinogenic, addictive and toxic when taken in extreme excess. The plant and tea made from it should be avoided by pregnant women and by breastfeeding mothers unless they want to dry up their milk during weaning. Its long term medicinal use is not recommended.



    SAGE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis), Certified Organic Bulk herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Sage Extract, Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Dalmation Leaf (Salvia officinalis), Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis), Organic, Rubbed, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis), Rubbed, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis), Whole, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Leaf Powder (Salvia officinalis), Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Leaf Powder (Salvia officinalis), 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Trinity Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Trinity Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Trinity Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Sage Trinity Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis), 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Sage Extract (Salvia officinalis), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Sage Extract (Salvia officinalis), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Sage Extract (Salvia officinalis), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis), 2% Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Sage Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Sage Extract, Natures Answer, Alcohol Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Licorice Extract, Alcohol-Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Sage Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Sage Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Sage Extract, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Sage Leaf, Antioxidant Protection, Good'n Natural, 285 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Sage, Whole Leaf (Salvia officinalis), San Francisco Herb Co, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Sage Leaf Powder (Salvia officinalis), Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Sage Leaf, Rubbed Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Sage Leaf, Rubbed, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Sage Extract, Alcohol Free, Promotes Healthy Circulation, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Sage Extract, Health Herbs, Stimulates Nervous System & Digestion, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Sage Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Sage Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Sage Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags


    SPIRULINA: Spirulina is a microalgae that produces twenty times as much protein as soybeans growing on an equal-sized area of land. It contains high concentrations of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), linoleic and arachidonic acids, vitamin B12, iron, protein, essential amino acids, the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin, a blue pigment that is found only in blue green algae. Spirulina is digested naturally and helps protect the immune system, reduce cholesterol, and aid in the absorption of minerals. It has been used in the treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, liver pathologies, cancer, increasing neurotransmitter formation, and it acts as an appetite suppressant. For those with hypoglycemia, a Spirulina supplement can help regulate blood sugar levels in between meals. Spirulina can be taken in capsule or tablet form, or as the dried herb mixed in water. For best results, read and follow product label directions. There are no known safety issues or interactions associated with Spirulina when taken in the recommended doses.



    SPIRULINA PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Spirulina, Earthrise, 500 mg, 360 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Pacifica, Nutrex, 500 mg, 400 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Spirulina, Earthrise, 600 mg, 150 Caps
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Powder, Earthrise, 6.3 oz.
    HerbsPro: Spirulina Natural Powder, Earthrise, 16 oz.
    HerbsPro: Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica Powder, Nutrex, 5 lbs.


    ST. JOHN'S WORT: This herb contains two substances, hypericin and pseudohypericin, that inhibit retroviral infections and could be useful in the treatment of AIDS. General Information: St. John's Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It can also be used for chronic insomnia and anxiety related to depression. St. John's Wort may also be effective in relieving seasonal affective disorder (SAD). St. John's Wort extract is usually standardized to the substance hypericin. The recommended dose of St. John's Wort is 300 mg 3 times a day of an extract standardized to contain 0.3 percent hypericin; however, a few new products on the market are standardized to hyperforin content of 2 to 3 percent, instead of hypercin, and should be taken at the same dosage. If the herb bothers you, take it with food. It can take four weeks of usage to receive the full benefits of St. John's Wort. Caution: Individuals with HIV have an increased risk for sunburn and should avoid this herb. This herb may increase the chance of developing sun blisters if you are out in the sun too long. If you decide to use this herb, avoid sun exposure. Do not use St. John's Wort if you are on prescription antidepressants or any medication that interacts with MAO inhibitors. Use with caution during pregnancy.



    ST. JOHNS WORT SUPPLEMENT

    St. John's Wort is mainly used for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It has been proven in many European clinical studies to be a natural antidepressant and is widely used for this reason. St. John's Wort is the most popular anti-depressant in Germany, where one brand alone outsells Prozac seven to one. In 1996, the British Medical Journal summarized the results of over 20 studies on the herb which compared it to placebos and anti-depressant drugs. St. John's Wort not only outdid the placebos, it showed similar results to the drugs, but with fewer side effects. St. John's Wort contains the compound Hypericin which has been used as an anti-depressant since 1942. The tranquilizing quality of this compound increases blood flow to stressed tissue. This sedative effect relieves pain, anxiety and nervous tension. Among the uses for St. John's Wort are a variety of conditions such as chronic fatigue and mental burnout. Some research also suggests that St. John's Wort may reduce the growth of tumors. Consult with your health care provider if you are using anti-depressant medication before using this herb.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb, Wildcrafted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb, Wildcrafted, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb, Organic, Powder,1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Extract, Organic 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Extract, Organic 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb Capsules, 430 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb Capsules, 430 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Herb Capsules, Standardized 0.3% Extract, 200 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity St. Johns Wort Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity St. Johns Wort Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: St. Johns Wort Blues Away Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Starwest Botanicals: Seasons of the Soul St. Johns Shield Oil, By FES, 2 oz.
    Kalyx: St. John's Wort Herb Super Extract, Standardized, Natures Answer, Wildcrafted, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: St. John's Wort Herb Extract, Standardized, Natures Answer, 50 VCaps
    HerbsPro: St. Johns Wort Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: St. Johns Wort Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Mood Support With St Johns Wort, Now Foods, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: St. Johns Wort Extract, Standardized 3% Hypericin, Planetary Herbals, 300 mg, 180 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Full Spectrum St. Johns Wort Liquid Extract, Support Emotional Well-Being, Planetary Herbals, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: St. Johns Wort Young Flowering Tops Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: St. Johns Wort Extract, Alcohol Free, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: One Daily St. Johns Wort, Solarays, 900 mg, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: St. Johns Wort Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: St. Johns Wort Herb Powder, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: PZ 100 Mood Enhancement, 60 Caps
    Stress can be combated with several ingredients such as DHEA and St. John’s Wort. Clinical research has shown that DHEA can significantly improve the well being of an individual, giving them greater confidence and the ability to deal with whatever life has to offer. St. John’s Wort has been used since ancient times to relieve anxiety and depression. PZ 100 combines these two powerful stress relievers with a variety of other ingredients to promote well being, such as 5-HTP, making PZ 100 one of the strongest over the counter pills for stress relief. PZ 100 mood enhancement pills use St. John’s Wort to lessen anxiety and reduce aggressive behavior. The benefits of stress relief found in St. John’s Worts have been known for centuries but it is by combining St. John’s Wort with other strong stress relievers that makes PZ 100 much more effective than other stress relievers. This powerful formula makes it easier to concentrate without distractions, instills self-confidence, and moderates mood swings to give a better frame of mind with which to deal with life’s other concerns. It is time to feel good about yourself and put your life back in order and with PZ 100 you will have the control you need to do it.


    THYME: A warming, drying herb, thyme is carminative, antibiotic, anthelemic, astringent, expectorant, and antitussive. The essential oil has these same properties, but is also extremely toxic and should not be taken internally. Thyme was used by the ancient Egyptians as one of the herbs included in the mummification process (for its antibacterial qualities), and by the ancient Greeks as an incense. The Romans burned thyme to purify rooms, and also used it to flavor cheese and liqueurs. In the 17th century, thyme teas were a treatment for whooping cough, shortness of breath, gout, and stomach pains and thyme ointment was applied to warts and abcesses. Today, oil of thyme is the main ingredient in the mouthwash Listerine. Thyme is a strong antiseptic used externally for infected cuts and scrapes and internally for oral and respiratory infections. Bath washes made from teas of thyme allowed to cool treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot and also vaginal yeast infections. Thyme contains tannins that cause proteins in skin to cross-link, forming a barrier to infection. Teas of thyme can be taken orally to treat allergies, asthma, colds, and coughs. The essential oil in the herb encourages coughing up of phlegm and stops spasms of the bronchial passages. Inhaling essential oil of thyme placed in hot water as aromatherapy has the same benefits. And of course, the fragrance and flavor of thyme leaves have long been a favorite of cooks for seasoning meats, soups, and stews. Thyme is especially common in Mediterranean and French cuisine, and is an ingredient in the seasoning blend herbes de Provence. No one should take thyme oil internally. Women who are pregnant should not drink thyme tea, although small amounts of thyme used in cooking do not cause side effects. Do not take thyme as a medicine if you have a duodenal ulcer or if you have thyroid disease.



    THYME HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Thyme Leaf (Thymus vulgaris), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme Leaf Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Breathe Deep Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Thyme Leaves, Mincing Overseas Spice Co, 2 lb. (GR)
    Kalyx: Thyme Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Thyme Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Thyme Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Thyme Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Thyme Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Thyme Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Thyme Extract (Thymus vulgaris). Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Extract, Helps Clear Respiratory Difficulties, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Leaf Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags


    THYME ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Thyme Essential Oil, Assorted Sizes
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme Red Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme Red Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme White Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme White Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Thyme White Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme White Essential Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme White Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1/3 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme White Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1/3 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Trinity Thyme Sweet Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1/3 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Trinity Thyme Sweet Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Trinity Thyme Sweet Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme White Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Thyme Red Essential Oil, Tiferet, 1/5 fl. oz.


    VALERIAN: In the 1970s, scientific human studies were performed on Valerian which lead the German Commission E to approve its use a sleep aid in 1985. This herb works well in treating depression, panic attacks, emotional stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, and despondency. It is also used for hypochondria, nervous headaches, migraine headaches, irritability, hysteria, and mild spasmodic affections. Valerian has been used to treat diarrhea, epilepsy, croup, convulsions, vertigo, nervous cough, delirium, neuralgia, muscle cramps, gas pains, stomach cramps, spasms, palpitations, gas, and colic. For treating insomnia, the recommended dosage of Valerian Root is 2 to 3 g of dried herb, 270 to 450 mg of an aqueous valerian extract, or 600 mg of an ethanol extract, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. For the best results, take this herb over an extended period of time. Try the same dosages for treating anxiety, or reduce the dose and take twice daily. Note: These dosages are meant to be used as guidelines. Always read product label directions before use.



    VALERIAN PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Valerian Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Valerian Extract, Fresh Root 1:1, Certified Organic Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root, Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Capsules, 470 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Capsules, 470 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Extract, Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Valerian Root Extract, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yogi Bedtime Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian Plus Herbal Tea, Dr. Stuarts, 15 Enveloped Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Valerian - Mint Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Valerian Root Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    This blend of Valerian root, Lime flowers and Passionflower will help you relax and drift off into a peaceful and restful sleep at the end of a busy day.
    HerbsPro: Valerian - Mint Tea, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    It is often used for its soothing, relaxing beneficial properties. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a universally-loved and widely-used flavoring. Peppermint's value comes from the mint's volatile oil, which contains menthol, and is added to many formulas for its therapeutic properties. So highly thought of, Peppermint was included in a list of plants being taken to the New World. Together, Valerian and Peppermint make a calming, relaxing tea.
    HerbsPro: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Valerian Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Restful Zzz's (Formerly Valerian-400), Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Valerian (V. officinalis), Eclectic Institute, 425 mg, 50 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Extract, Alcohol Free Glycerite, Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Valerian Root, Natures Way, 530 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root, Sleep Aid, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root, Now Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian. For Sleeplessness, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 90 Caps
    TakeHerb: Valerian Complex, Bioforce USA, 1.7 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Valerian Root Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags


    YERBA MATE: Yerba Mate has been known to induce mental clarity, help sustain energy levels, and boost immune system. It works as an antioxidant, and has been used to improve digestion. Yerba Mate can aid in weight loss, and help reduce depression. It has also been used to help alleviate allergies, reduce blood pressure, and balance sleep cycles. Yerba Mate can be made hot or cold. Read product label directions for recommended use. Studies show that caffeine sensitive individuals can drink Yerba Mate with no adverse reactions.



    YERBA MATE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Yerba Mate, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Yerba Mate is a lightly stimulating beverage from South America that has a mild amount of caffeine with just the right kick. Our Yerba Mate is organically grown, fair trade certified by IMO, and produces a light green beverage, with a refreshingly bold flavor. This Yerba mate is untreated and contains no filler or flavoring agents, just pure organic Yerba Mate leaves. Contains trace amounts of caffeine.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Green, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Roasted, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Mate Green Tea, Organic, 1 lb (Approximately 210 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Yerba Mate, Organic, Eco Tea, 24 Tea Bags (K)
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Royale Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Royale Tea, Wisdom Herbs, Bulk 6 oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, Bulk 7 oz.
    HerbsPro: Instant Yerba Mate Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 2.82 oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Mate, Source Naturals, 600 mg, 180 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate Tea, South America, Choice Organic Tea, 16 Bags
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate Tea, Bija Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Mate, Solaray, 450 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Tea, Guayaki, 100% Organic, Pure Heart Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Loose Tea, Eco Tea, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate, Traditional 100% Organic, Guayaki Yerba Mate, 75 Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Roasted Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, Frontier, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Mate, Organic Authentic Mate, Pixie Mate, 8 oz.


    YERBA SANTA: Many herbalists today regard Yerba Santa as one of the most effective, natural ways to treat chronic bronchitis and asthma. No scientific studies of this herb have been performed; however, one of Yerba Santa's constituents, eriodictyol, does appear to be a mild expectorant. This herb can be used topically to treat poison ivy. To make Yerba Santa tea, add 1 teaspoon of crushed leaves to 1 cup of boiling water; however, many resinous constituents of this herb do not dissolve in water, therefore, alcoholic tinctures of Yerba Santa may be more effective. It is important to read and follow product label directions if using a tincture formulation. Drink 3 cups a day until symptoms diminish. For other formulations and products, read and follow product label directions. Yerba Santa is generally regarded as safe as a food flavoring by FDA standards, although there have been occasional allergic reactions. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.



    YERBA SANTA PRODUCTS

    Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon trichocalyx) is a sticky-leafed evergreen native to the southwestern United States. Spanish missionary priests impressed with usefulness in treating coughs, colds, asthma, pleurisy, tuberculosis, and pneumonia gave it the name "holy weed," or yerba santa. Unlike many other astringent herbs, yerba santa actually has a pleasant taste. It is used as a food flavoring and as an additive to herbal cough syrups to disguise the taste of other ingredients. It was given its name ("holy weed") by Spanish priests impressed with its medicinal properties. Constituents are bitter resins, eriodictyol, eriodictyonic acid, eriodictyonine, essential oil, tannins. Parts used are dried leaves. Can be used as a tea, but must be allowed to steep for at least half an hour to dissolve the resins. More often used as an alcohol tincture. Yerba santa is a warm and pungent herb that is both astringent and stimulant. A study published in 1951 in the journal Archives of Biochemistry notes that the resins are mildly antibacterial. Most of the nations supply of Yerba Santa comes from California with most stands existing in the Sierra Nevada mountain chain and parts of southern California.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Yerba Santa & Powder, Wild Harvested & Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (HF)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb. (K)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf, Cut & Sifted (Eriodictyon californicum), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: Yerba Santa Leaf Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 1 lb. (HE)
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Yerba Santa Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Wise Woman Herbal, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Yerba Santa Extract (Eriodictyon californicum), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Yerba Santa Extract, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Helps upper respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, & hayfever. Yerba Santa is an alternative, antiasthmatic, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, decongestant, expectorant, stimulant, and stomachic. Internal uses: It is useful for upper respiratory congestion, chronic pulmonary disorders, hypersecretory sinuses, bronchitis, laryngitis, hay fever, and asthma. It promotes salivation and other digestive secretions. The flavonoids help to strengthen weak, irritated and leaky membrane capillaries; thus, it is beneficial for chronic gastritis and urethral irritation. Other uses include: catarrh of the bladder, hemorrhoids, and as a poultice for bruises, sprains, wounds, and insect bites. External uses: It has been used as a poultice for bruises, sprains, wounds and insect bites. One of the best decongestant herbs. Helps upper respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, hay fever, and asthma. Promotes digestive secretions, helps gastritis, and urethral irritation.


    HERBAL OILS

    EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL:



    EUCALPTUS OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Certified Organic Aromatherapy Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 1-1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Bazaar of India, 1 fl. oz. (B)
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil (E. globulus), Aura Cacia, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Pure, Natures Alchemy, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Organic, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 16 fl. oz.


    JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL:



    JUNIPER OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic Essential Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil (Juniperus communis), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 0.5 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Pure Essential Oil, Lotus Light, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Tattavs Herbs Organics, 1 fl. oz.


    LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:



    LAVENDER OIL PRODUCTS

    Lavender essential oil is often considered an aromatic Rescue Remedy allowing for a release of anger, the emotion which so often is cause for severe depression. Lavender Essential Oil calms, releases, and balances strong emotions such as frustration, irritability, nervous anxiety, panic, hysteria and insomnia. Lavender essential oil is strong antimicrobial and antibacterial and helps to heal wounds. As aromatherapy, lavender essential oil helps to calm anxiety and stress.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Lavender Essential Oil, Certified Organic, 1/2 oz. to 16 oz.
    Kalyx: Lavender Essential Oil, Bazaar of India, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Lavender Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lavender Essential Oil, Pure, Natures Alchemy, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lavender Essential Oil, Heritage Products, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lavender Essential Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lavender Essential Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Lavender Essential Oil, Starwest Botanicals, Lavandula angustifolia, 4 fl. oz.


    PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:



    PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Peppermint Essential Oil, 100% Pure, Organic, Aromatherapy Oils
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Trinity Peppermint Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanical