RDA – 400 mg
CAN PREVENT –
- Helps in prevention of osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers
- Premature labors and convulsions in pregnant women
- Calcification of soft tissue
- Depression, PMS, muscle weakness, dizziness
- Asthma attacks – relaxes muscles to open airways
- Blood clots
- Kidney stones (calcium)
- Needed to make 300 enzymes, to send nerve messages
- Protects arterial linings from stress of blood pressure changes
- Stabilizes irregular heartbeat
- Lowers blood pressure by relaxing muscles
- Works with calcium to build bones
- Used to treat migraines and diabetes
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS –
Insomnia, irritability, poor digestion, rapid heartbeat, confusion, seizures and tantrum, possibly diabetes, asthma, chronic fatigue, appetite loss, muscle weakness, chronic pain syndromes, depression, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and pulmonary disorders
DEFICIENCY RISK –
Persons under extreme stress; diabetic; kidney disease, excessive vomiting/diarrhea, alcohol abuse, use of diuretic drugs
Most foods – dairy products, fish, meat, seafood; also apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackstrap molasses, brewer’s yeast, milk, brown rice, cantaloupe, dulse, figs, garlic, grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, kelp, lemons, lima beans, millet, nuts, peaches, black-eyed peas, salmon, sesame seeds, soybeans, tofu, torula yeast, watercress, wheat and whole grains
Herbs – alfalfa, bladderwrack, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, licorice, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, sage, shepherd’s purse, yarrow, yellow dock
Magnesium aspartate, glycinate or citrate are best absorbed; avoid magnesium oxide; benefit most from 200-500 mg daily supplement; do not take supplements with prescription drugs Cipro or tetracycline – magnesium blocks them from entering the blood stream; always discuss supplements with your doctor
Can soak feet in epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) for absorption; consumption of alcohol, use of diuretics, diarrhea, presence of fluoride, high levels of zinc and vitamin D increase body’s need for magnesium
MAGNOLIA (MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS)
This herb is from the MAGNOLIACEAE family. The bark and unopened flowers of this plant are used medicinally. It contains tannin, alkaloids magnoflorine, salicifoline and magnocurarine. It also has essential oils, and the compounds magnolol and isomagnolol.
HISTORY: This plant originated from China, but has spread over the world due to human transplanting.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can be taken as a tea, tincture or in capsule form. It helps asthma, bronchitis, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, gas, malaria, rheumatism, typhoid, ulcers and vomiting.
*see Brigham Tea
The root of this plant is used medicinally. Mandrake has properties, which affect the liver, gall bladder, intestines, skin and all glands. It is one of the few antidotes for mercury poisoning.
INTERNAL USE: Use Mandrake to help with mercury poisoning. It also has anti-tumor properties, helping to destroy many different kinds of cancer cells in the body. It is commonly used with chemotherapy in many hospitals. Unfortunately, it does have some side effects when over used, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. It has successfully been used for condyloma acuminata. This is softwarts, or venereal warts, which usually appear near the rectum or genital organs. It is also used to help expel intestinal worms, and help rejuvenate sterile women.
RDA – 2 mg
NEEDED FOR -
- Protein and fat metabolism
- Healthy nerves and immune system
- Balanced blood sugar
- Energy production
- Normal bone growth and reproduction
- Formation of cartilage; essential part of glucosamine in joints
- Metabolism of sugars, insulin and cholesterol
- Blood clotting
- Helps reduce menstrual flow
- Part of many enzymes
- Helps circulate glucose
- Essential for people with iron-deficiency anemias
- Can lower triglycerides and cholesterol
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS –
Could lead to artherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, confusion, convulsions, cataracts/eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol, hypertension, irritability, memory loss, osteoporosis, muscle contractions, pancreatic damage, profuse perspiration, rapid pulse, tooth-grinding, seizures
DEFICIENCY RISK –
Persons with osteoporosis and heart diseases
Avocados, nuts, seeds, seaweed, whole grains, tea, spinach, broccoli, oranges, beans, whole grains, blueberries, egg yolks, legumes, dried peas, pineapples, green leafy vegetables
Herbs – alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, ginseng, hops, horsetail, lemongrass, mullein, parsley, peppermint, raspberry, red clover, rose hips, wild yam, yarrow, yellow dock
Need for supplements is rare due to average dietary intake above the RDA; always ask your doctor about supplements; too much manganese may interfere with iron absorption.
Mastic resin is a natural resin from the Pistacia lentiscus tree. Traditionally, mastic resin has been used as a type of food preservative by the Arabic, Greek, and physicians as recorded by their own writings. Consistent with food-preserving use, mastic has antioxidant properties.
By using mastic resin into our daily diets, it might be possible to stop the growth of bad bacteria. Like the bacteria H pylori, which by eating mastic, we can halt or slow the bacteria after it enters our stomachs and digestive system.
Mastic resin has been used for thousands of years in the Mediterranean area diet to enhance proper Gastro Intestinal function and to prevent off dyspeptic or indigestion problems. Which in turn helps improve energy absorbed from food.
Outbreaks of the bacteria Escherichia coli also known as E coli, which is a bad bacteria inhibited by mastic resin , have also been associated with eating alfalfa sprouts. According to the (CDC) Center for Disease Control, the epidemiology of food-borne diseases is rapidly changing, with many new strains arising which are resistant to anti-microbial type drugs. Upwards to 2,000 deaths are attributed every year to Salmonella just by itself. There maybe over 26,000 cases of illness per year attributable to E coli (from sources like: drinking bad water, eating infected ground beef, raw milk, lettuce, and un-pasteurized cider or apple juice), two million cases due to Salmonella, and over four million due to "Cambylobacter jejuni". Over 200 deaths per year are thought to be caused by E coli. When we eat foods contaminated by one or more of these bad bacteria then damage may occur inside our body if either our immune system or the gastrointestinal is weak. By supplementing mastic resin into our daily diets, it might be possible to inhibit growth of these bacteria.
Mastic resin is often used in sport's performance enhancing products that are in a liquid form as a natural preservative that also provides health benefits at the same time.
Mastic resin is also known as:
MILK THISTLE (SILYBUM MARIANUM)
This herb is also known as May Thistle and Wild Artichoke. This plant can grow over thirty-six inches high, and contains the powerful component Silymarin. Research is finding dramatic results of actual liver toxic damage reversal, as well as from potential toxic agent removal from the blood.
HISTORY: Historically, milk thistle was used as a tonic for the liver more than 2000 years ago.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can be taken as a tea, tincture or in capsule form. milk thistle is used to treat hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver. Human studies of this herb continue and are very encouraging. It is believed that the powerful Silymarin helps protect liver cell membranes (Hepatocyte). These protective abilities of milk thistle works against both alcohol as well as drug related damage. milk thistle also shortens the course of viral hepatitis, and minimizes complications after hepatitis has run its course. It also helps the liver recover after liver surgery. It is a great preventative herb to use for stopping future liver disorders before they occur. Injection is the most preferred method of administering.
MARIGOLD (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS)
This herb is from the CALENDULA family, and is also known as Calendula. The flowers of this herb are used medicinally. It is high in phosphorus and Vitamins A and C. It is native to both North America and Europe. It grows up to two feet high and has golden colored flowers.
HISTORY: Marigolds are supposed to bring better dreams to you while you sleep. They are also supposed to help you remember your dreams more clearly, and help with their interpretation.
INTERNAL USE: A tea of Marigold can be used to regulate menstrual cycle, treat stomach inflammation, gallbladder problems, fever and ulcers.
EXTERNAL USE: A tea can be used as a sitz bath to heal bleeding hemorrhoids. A salve can also be used as a suppository to help heal hemorrhoids, eczema, skin ulcers, cuts, wounds, splinters, sunburns, nosebleeds, diaper rash and other skin ailments. It can also be used as a vaginal suppository to heal infections, puritis and bleeding of the female reproductive organs. The nose can be irrigated with Marigold Tea as a nasal wash for sinus problems. Marigold Oil can be placed in an ear overnight to help with earaches. It is also an excellent salve for mild burns and wounds.
MARSHMALLOW (ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS)
This perennial’s leaves and roots are used medicinally. It has pink flowers and is usually found growing in swampy areas, of both North America and Europe. It is incredibly high in Vitamin A, over 18,000 IU per ounce! It is also high in calcium, zinc, iron, sodium, iodine, B complex and pantothenic acid. It has high quantities of sugar based mucilage, which help give it membrane nurturing properties.
INTERNAL USE: Marshmallow can be taken as a tea, capsule, or by chewing on the raw root. This herb helps all lung ailments, and helps remove mucus from lungs with asthma sufferers. It also helps cystitis, cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, emphysema, diabetes, incontinence, releasing stones from kidneys, reduce inflammation of urinary tract, gonorrhea, whooping cough, and breast problems. It is an excellent douche for vaginal infections as well as eyewash. It also helps stimulate production of milk of nursing mothers.
EXTERNAL USE: Marshmallow can be used as a poultice to help treat gangrene, burns, wounds, bruising, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, bee stings and blood poisoning..
- Powerful antioxidant for cancer prevents and slowed signs of aging
- Stimulates hair growth
- Protects glutathione which is a key neutralizer of toxins in the liver
- Beneficial for women who take oral contraceptives because it promotes the excretion of estrogen
- Best sources of methionine are egg yolks, garlic, onions, and sarsaparilla
- Glands affected - thymus, lymph, and adrenal
- Complementary Vitamins - Vitamins A, C, B-12, B-5
- Complimentary Minerals - chromium and zinc
The tops of the Mistletoe plant is used medicinally. It has B12, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron, cobalt, iodine, copper and cadmium. Mistletoe is toxic, and its use should be with the greatest of caution.
INTERNAL USE: This herb is a vasoconstrictor, and as such should not be used by anyone with hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a natural tranquilizer, and helps stop dizziness, vertigo and headaches. It will increase uterine contraction and lessen uterine bleeding. It can be used early in labor to give tone to contractions, and make them more regular.
RDA – 75 mcg
NEEDED FOR –
- Enzyme production, specifically xanthine oxidase
- Growth and development
- Normal cell function
- Helps prevent tooth decay
- Lowers risk of gastrointestinal cancer
- Found in the liver, bones, kidneys
- Can aid in pain relief
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS –
May cause impotence in older males, mouth/gum disorders and cancer
DEFICIENCY RISK –
Persons with diets high in refined and processed foods, alcohol and excess copper deplete molybdenum in the body
Beans, cereal, whole grains, lean meats, organ meats, legumes, milk, peas and dark green leafy vegetables; molybdenum amount in foods depends on soil they are grown in
Most people get the needed amount from their diets; always consult your doctor about supplements
As a dietary supplement, users report improvement of health in many areas such as more energy and stamina, reduced arthritis pain, stronger and faster growing nails, thicker hair, stronger teeth, fewer cavities, healing of bleeding gums, faster healing of wounds or fractures, fewer colds, smoother complexion, better weight control, and an overall healthier body.
Most supplements only offer a few of the many essential minerals necessary to sustain good health. An average mineral analysis of Montmorillonite contains no less than 67 minerals, including the vital trace minerals.
The mountain in Utah which contains this rich source of Montmorillonite is an ancient bed long believed by the Native American medicine men to be mystical in nature, and rumors abound about its miraculous properties. Recently it has been recognized and utilized by the cosmetic industry and by soil experts, who value it as an exceptionally good agricultural enhancement: crops grow faster, taste better, and are more resistant to disease.
Montmorillonite contains a balance of minerals in their natural colloidal form, making it easily assimilated. There is much interest in colloidals today, but most colloidal minerals available are artificially produced in a laboratory, and many are manufactured with harmful solvents. Nothing could be better for you and your family than the kind of colloidal minerals Nature herself makes.
The minerals present in montmorillonite enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms. The importance of enzymes cannot be emphasized enough: Dr. Edward Howell, the father of modern enzyme research, has written that enzyme deficiency is a significant cause of premature aging and the development of numerous degenerative diseases.
Now, the only place you can get these minerals in the United States is from a prehistoric valley in southern Utah that according to geologists 75 million years ago has 60-62 minerals in the walls, in the floor of that valley and those trees and the grasses in that valley and that forest took up all the metallic minerals and made colloidal minerals in their tissues.
Here's what people are saying, "Hey, my arthritis got better", "My diabetes got better", "early cataracts went away", "My white hair turned black again", "My knee arthritis got better" and so on ...
Users of Montmorillonite report improvement of health in many areas such as energy, stamina, reduced arthritis pain, stronger and faster growing nails, thicker hair, stronger teeth, fewer cavities, healing of bleeding gums, faster healing of wounds or fractures, fewer colds, smoother skin complexions, better weight control, and an overall healthier body.
Satellite pictures have found five deposits of Montmorillonite Clay around the world. These sites were all found at high altitudes and the people living in those areas have very long lives.
These five Montmorillonite deposits are located:
1. Himalayas - China, Tibet
2. Urals - Pakistan
3. Caucasians - Georgia (Russia) Armenians
4. Andes - Peru, Ecuador
5. Wasatch - Utah USA
Nobel prize nominee Dr. Joel D. Wallach notes that the people who live in these areas (except Utah where there is no local population) live to be 120-140 years old.
The reason for their longevity is that their crops are fertilized with Montmorillonite, the biggest and certainly the most accessible deposit in the world is the one in Utah.
MULBERRY (MORUS NIGRA)
This herb is from the MORACEAE family. It is from the Latin language meaning "To Delay", as it is usually the last tree to sprout it’s leaves in the spring. It is also known as Black Mulberry, Common Mulberry and San Yen. The leaves, fruit and bark of the Mulberry tree are used medicinally.
HISTORY: The Mulberry tree was originally sacred to the Greek Goddess Minerva. It is considered a tree that symbolizes patience and wisdom.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can be taken as a tea, tincture, syrup or in capsule form. It can help treat asthma, anemia, bronchitis, colds, diabetes, fevers, hypertension, sore throats, worms and ulcers.
MULLIN/MULLEIN (VERBASCUM THAPUS)
This herb has small yellow flowers, but only its grayish leaves are used medicinally. It contains vitamins A, D and B complex, as well as the minerals iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. It is a useful herb for people suffering from lung problems.
INTERNAL USE: Mullin is used to strengthen and nourish lungs. It loosens and expels mucus from the body, treats asthma, diarrhea and helps the user recover from colds quicker. Smoking the leaves is supposedly good for people suffering from bronchitis. A syrup made of the leaves and seeds is a great remedy to stop chronic coughing, such as those suffering from whooping cough, consumption, or smoker’s cough. It is a general painkiller, and helps to induce restful sleep.
EXTERNAL USE: Two or three drops of Mullin Oil in the ear overnight will help with ear infections. The glycoside verabascose in Mullin has a great healing effect. Use it externally on skin conditions, open wounds and sores. A poultice is effect on open wounds, shingles, hives hemorrhoids and alleviates leprosy. It is also used to remove Warts.
MUSTARD (BRASSICA NIGRA)
This herb is from the BRASSICACEAE family and its seeds are used medicinally. It has vitamins A, B1, B2, B12 and C and the minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, iron, cobalt and traces of manganese and iodine. The sulfur content in Mustard helps to counteract "Fat Allergy" or "Fat Sensitivity". This is one of the reasons why Mustard is so popular on Hotdogs.
HISTORY: Mustard has been used medicinally and as a food source for centuries. The leaves of the mustard plant have been cooked as a food source all over the world, but the most famous mustard, Dijon comes from France.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can be taken as a tea, tincture or in capsule form. Mustard Tea will stimulate urination and possibly bring on a woman’s menstrual period if it is late. It can be used as an emetic to induce vomiting for narcotic poisoning. It also is used to help with congestion, coughs and pharyngitis.
EXTERNAL USE: Can be used as a warm plaster or poultice to help treat muscular problems. The plaster will help detoxify and loosen up the muscles.
MYRRH (COMMIPHORA MYRRHA)
This herb is from the BURSERACEAE family. The name comes from the Hebrew language meaning "Bitter". The brown resin of this herb is used medicinally. It is primarily used as a bacteriostatic inhibitor, stopping the production of such things as staph and e Coli viruses.
HISTORY: Myrrh was one of the gifts brought to Jerusalem by the Three Wise Men. It originally came from North Africa. It was and still is used as a wine preservative. It is also an ingredient that Egyptian priests used to prepare Mummies with.
INTERNAL USE: Myrrh is useful as a vaginal douche to treat uterus and vaginal Infections. Myrrh also helps, gingivitis, halitosis, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, candida, dysentery, laryngitis, sinusitis, staphylococcus, weak gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, gum inflammation, plaque build up, and when needed to whiten teeth. Mixed with Red Raspberry Leaves, Myrrh makes an excellent mouthwash and sore throat gargle. It is also used to help heal hemorrhoids and to clean out the colon.
EXTERNAL USE: use topically to alleviate skin rashes, acne, boils, bruises gingivitis, pyorrhea and abrasions.