Folk Remedies For Purifying The Blood
There are tests that your doctor can perform in order to determine whether your blood is too thick or too thin. Too thick leads to one set of problems and too thin leads to another. The tests, as outlined in my other article “Prescription Blood Thinners And Possible Problems.” Once you’ve established what needs to be addressed, you can look into alternatives that have been used for centuries, with little or no side effects.
The following are remedies that have been collected from folk medicine worldwide and double or triple checked for accuracy with practicing herbalists or more than one source of information. There are more folk remedies, including acupressure, in my article “Russian And American Folk Medicine And Accupressure.
American folk blood purifying remedies include: 1 oz. Yellow Dock root, 1 oz. Horseradish root in 1 qt. of hard cider, steep 1 week or longer. Drink 4 glasses per day.
Equal parts of American Sarsaparilla, Yellow Dock root, Stillingia root, Elder flowers and Black Haw bark. Mix thoroughly and boil 1 tbsp. per cup of water for 10 minute, strain until clear after cooling, drink 2 cups in small doses daily.
Equal parts of dried Dandelion root and Sarsaparilla root in a glass container. Add one pint of boiling water and leave overnight. Drink at equal intervals during the next day and repeat the procedure for one month.
2 tsp. of Black Alder root, 2 tsp. Burdock root, 2 tsp. Yellow Dock root, 2 tsp. Sarsaparilla root, 2 tsp. Red Clover flowers, 3 tsp. Licorice root, 1 tsp. Coriander seed, mix thoroughly and add one tbsp. of the mix to a cup of water and boil 5 minutes. Strain until clear and drink _ cup 2-3 times daily.
1 oz. Burdock root in 1 pint of water, boil 10 minutes and strain until clear when cool. Take 1 tbsp. 3-4 times daily.
Combine one half oz. each of Coneflower (Echinacea), Yellow Dock root and Burdock root. Mix thoroughly into 1 qt. of water and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain until clear when cool and drink 1 glass 3-4 times daily.
The following herbal remedies are from the Orient, primarily China.
3-6 grams of Loveage root daily purifies and invigorates the blood.
6-15 grams daily of Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae, which is root of Salvia, is said to lower cholesterol by increasing cholesterol metabolism.
5-12 gr. of Corydalis rhizome daily is said to invigorate the blood and stimulate ACTH. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex initiating the secretion of the glucocorticoid cortisol.
4.5-9 gr. daily of Turmeric tuber was shown to promote lipid metabolization and in clinical studies in China with 33 patients, 22 had no more symptoms in 30 days and in 3 months all patients liver functions had returned to normal.
3-9 gr. daily of Turmeric rhizome in animal studies lowered the blood pressure and showed to have high antibiotic effects in human and animal studies.
4.5-9 gr. daily of Red Peony root lowered blood pressure and increased coronary blood flow in animal studies.
Safflower, and Safflower oil, lowered serum cholesterol levels in animal studies. When combined with other herbs, it invigorated blood flow in humans and reduced symptoms in 49% of the patients. At 3-9 gr. daily for 30 days, 90% of the patients were able to stop taking their nitroglycerine pills.
Myrrh, when taken at 3-9 gr. daily invigorated the blood. Frying with vinegar increased the potency.
Artemesia Anomala when taken at 3-9 gr. corrected all liver malfunctions in 23 of 25 patients and liver functions were normal in an average of 16 days. This worked equally well for icteric and nonicteric conditions.
The following show up as effective for blood purifying and treating the liver in almost every culture. Yellow dock root, dandelion root, Burdock root, Red Clover flowers, beet juice, Milk Thistle, Algerita and Chaparral. All can be grown, or grow wild, in the southwest.
Other desert herbals for hypertension are periwinkle, Syrian Rue, Passionflower, Indian root and Ocotillo. All the above herbals were selected because they can be grown, or grow wild in most parts of the world.
Ref: Folk Remedies, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) And Health Options From Around The World.