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By Anne McIntyre FNIMH

A accomplished and authoritative textual content delivering info at the usefulness, effectiveness and appropriateness of using natural treatments in early life. a pragmatic advisor to the secure and potent use of natural medicinal drugs in pediatric basic care, written via a revered and across the world recognized expertEasily obtainable details guarantees speedy reference in practiceCase histories and useful guidance make this an important spouse for all execs in fundamental care

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Basil also has a useful anti-ulcer effect. The antimicrobial action is helpful in the treatment of stomach and bowel infections and some species have been used for expelling worms. Chewing basil leaves or drinking the sweet-tasting tea is an excellent remedy for children’s stomach aches and travel sickness. Nervous system Basil has an affinity for the nervous system and helps increase energy and vitality, enhance resilience to stress, release tension and lift the spirits. It helps to calm and clear the mind, improves concentration and sharpens the memory.

Immune system The volatile oils in lavender are antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic (Foster 1997). Rosmarinic acid has an antioxidant action, protecting the body against free radicals and exerting an anti-inflammatory effect. Temperature When taken as hot tea lavender promotes diaphoresis and reduces fevers. It increases elimination of toxins through the skin and the urine. External uses Externally, the antiseptic oils in lavender make it an extremely useful disinfectant for applying (as a dilute oil, strong infusion or tincture) in inflammatory and infective skin problems, including eczema, acne and varicose ulcers.

Circulatory system Introduction Marigold is employed for its ability to improve venous return for the relief of symptoms related to varicose veins. It enhances the circulation and has a diaphoretic action. Famous today as a first aid remedy, marigold has been popular since the Romans who used it for fevers and for applications to warts. In Medieval times it was used for intestinal problems, liver complaints, insect and snake bites. Gerard, in his Herball of 1597 and Culpeper, in his English Physician written in 1652 recommended marigold to comfort the heart and lift the spirits, and for inflammation of the eyes.

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