October 15, 2012
BONGAREE NATUROPATHIC CLINIC AND HERBAL APOTHACARY NEWS
SAFFRON AND QUING HAO
The world’s most expensive spice has now become available for use in herbal medicine. The research data is in and revealing the true nature of this most time honoured and valued plant. Now we understand why this spice is so highly prized; it is an effective anti-depressant. The evidence demonstrates that Saffron is as effective as some commonly prescribed anti- depressant drugs. Saffron also has protective and toning qualities for the lungs, kidneys and gut lining. Saffron is also safe with drug medications, no interaction occurs.
Saffron is expensive but we only need small doses for a therapeutic effect so it does not increase the affordable herbal medicines we tailor make for the individual. So far our patients report a definite lift and ask for the Saffron in their next herbal medicine.
I’m just a little in love with Saffron; it pours brilliant red with a yellow tail and smells exquisite.
QUING HAO (Artemisia annua)
This herb is fast turning into a shining star for the treatment of Ross River, Barma Forest and Lymes disease. Consistent clinical results show effective relief of symptoms and in particular those miserable aching joints. We get results within 2 to 3 weeks. We usually continue treatment for 4 months (the time it takes to make blood cells) to ensure no re-occurrences and rebuild the body’s natural resistance and stamina.
The biggest thrill so far this year apart from watching our poisoned miners and plumbers regain their health has been treating Multiple Sclerosis.
We are working with a teenager diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a shocking and dismal prognosis at such a young age. Four months of treatment has produced a symptom free result. Now we excitedly await testing to confirm a remission or at best a cure.
Recently there has been news about cough medicine and their questionable effect.
I can assure you after 20 years in clinic we see consistent great results with herbs for coughs. It is very individual, as a cough may be dry, wet, asthmatic, allergic, productive or not, or even caused by reflux. So obviously we need a symptom picture and then prescribe the correct herbal blend. Remember those beautiful big bottles of mysterious liquids you used to see in the pharmacists dispensary? Those were herbal medicine for coughs, modern herbalist still perpetuate this wonderful tradition.
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Janine Williams N.D & M. H.D