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>>>>>>>>>>>>>HERBAL FORMULAS FOR CLINIC AND HOME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>by Michael Moore>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Copyright 1995 by Michael Moore.  Use it, share it, just don't sell it
or change it in any way (unless you get my permission)

CONTENTS:
INTRO: 
1.MOUTH/NOSE/EYES/EARS
  1.1 LIP and SKIN BUTTER
  1.2 TOOTH POWDER  (Michael's)
  1.3 TOOTH POWDER (Jared's)
2.GASTRO-INTESTINAL 
  2.1 STOMACH TEA
  2.2 LAXATIVE TEA
  2.3 COMFREY-MINT-LEMON TEA
  2.4 PAPAYA-MINT-LEMON TEA
  2.4 COLON TONIC (Modified Thomsonian)
  2.5 BITTER TONIC
  2.6 ILEO-CECAL TONIC
  2.7 CATNIP-FENNEL TINCTURE
  2.8 NEUTRALIZING CORDIAL (Modified)
3.LIVER/BILIARY
  3.1 LIVER TONIC
  3.2 ROBERT'S BILIARY FORMULA
  3.3 ALTERATIVE TEA
  3.4 LIVER DEFICIENCY TINCTURE
  3.5 LIVER EXCESS TINCTURE
4.RESPIRATORY
  4.1 DECONGESTANT TEA
  4.2 WHITE PINE COMPOUND COUGH SYRUP
  4.3 OSHA COUGH SYRUP
  4.4 COMPOUND SYRUP OF RED ROOT 
  4.5 WINTER SOLSTICE COUGH/COLD SYRUP
  4.6 MONARDA HONEY
  4.7 TONSILLITIS FORMULA
  4.8 ALLERGY FORMULA 
5.REPRODUCTIVE
  5.1 CANDIDA FORMULA
  5.2 FEMALE BALANCER
  5.3 MENOPAUSE: EARLY FORMULA  
  5.4 MENOPAUSE: LATER FORMULA 
  5.5 PMS FORMULA, LONG CYCLE 
  5.6 PMS FORMULA, SHORT CYCLE 
  5.7 CERVICAL DYSPLASIA SUPPOSITORIES
  5.8 HPV (Venereal Wart) SUPPOSITORIES
  5.9 CANDIDA DOUCHE
  5.10 HAYDEN'S VIBURNUM COMPOUND(Modified)
6.URINARY TRACT  
  6.1 URINARY TINCTURE (all purpose)
  6.2 ALKALIZING TEA
7.LYMPH/IMMUNE 
  7.1 LYMPH TONIC
  7.2 IMMUNE STIMULANT #1
  7.3 IMMUNE STIMULANT #2 
  7.4 LYMPH ANTI-EFFECT (for mumps, mono, etc.)
  7.5 TONSILITIS FORMULA
  7.6 IMMUNE TONIC 
8.CARDIO-VASCULAR
  8.1 GREASEBALL HYPERTENSION
  8.2 HYPOTENSION FORMULA (Kidney deficient)
  8.3 TACHYCARDIA FORMULA
  8.4 CIRCULATORY STIMULANT
  8.5 ARTERIOSCLEROSIS FORMULA  (health alright, memory bad)
9.TOPICAL
  9.1 PODOPHYLLIN OINTMENT
  9.2 CHAC SALVE (Calendula, Hypericum, Arnica,Cajeput)
  9.3 MUSCLE BALM
  9.4 "TRAUMA TINCTURE" 
  9.5 ROTGUT LINIMENT
  9.6 ECHINACEA SALVE
  9.7 GOLDEN SEAL SALVE
10. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 
  10.1 RELAXING TEA
  10.2 NERVE TONIC
  10.3 SPEED DETOX FORMULA
  10.4 V's NERVE TONIC
  10.5 B's ANTIDEPRESSANT
  10.6 K's SYRIAN RUE FORMULA  (what an Ayurvedic Medicine friend uses)
  10.7 COMPOUND TINCTURE OF CANNABIS (1910)
  10.8 POST-TREATMENT RELAXER 
  10.9 POST-TREATMENT STRENGTHENER 
11.ACUTE DISEASE
  11.1 EGO CAPSULES
12.CHRONIC/METABOLIC
  12.1 ALTERATIVE SYRUP
  12.2 DETOX FORMULA 
13. FOR PLEASURE OR FUN
  13.1 FIVE MINT TEA
  13.2 ROOT TEA
  13.3 FLOWER TEA
  13.4 MESOMARBLES
  13.5 GUARANA  FUDGE (AKA Speed Fudge)
SIMPLE SYRUP
MATERIA MEDICA

INTRO:  These are a variety of formulas I have used in my business and practice
over the years.  Some are elegant, some are silly and trivial, some are very
useful therapeutic formulas.  I have mixed them all together with little by way
of editorializing.  Some of the herbs are readily available in commerce, some
are obscure, since I have been gathering, selling, using, teaching and writing 
about herbs in the Western United States for 25 years and have come to know a
lot of useful plants not often encountered in commerce.  Many former students
market them commercially, but since I try to teach bioregional herbalism, they
TOO are mostly in business in the west.  Herbs Etcetera of Santa Fe, Dragon
River Herbals, Wyoming Wildcrafters, Bisbee Botanicals, The Herbalist (Seattle)
and The Herb Store are some of the more visibly marketed of these lines (there
are many more with a more local focus) and some of these obscure herbs are now
to be found in the catalogues of Eclectic Institute, The Herb Pharm, Herbalist
and Alchemist and Blessed Herbs.  Anyway, scrambling around to try and locate
some weird exotic 'cause Moore says so isn't the point.  I have offered some
substitutes, if you know YOUR herbs real well make your own substitutes and
otherwise just try the stuff that you can get the herbs for.  I have always
maintained that formulas are the LEAST important part of herbalism anyway.
  
You can get the same effects from 100 different variations of various herbs.
You need to know the craft well in order to get the same end result using other
paths, but the actual formula isn't all that important...knowing the palette
is.  Anytime I see references to some "secret formula" I walk away.  The VAST
majority of physiologic reactions produced by herbs are repeated OVER and OVER
endlessly in different plants, the physiologic effects that are beneficial in
plants that are ingested are really only a few.  Although a specific herb may
offer a subtle range of physiologic colors that warrant a homeopathic profile
or a classic Eclectic Specific Indication separating its energy completely from
other herbs, mixing stuff together reduces the subtleties to a gentle grey noise
and you are left with the predominate effects.  The Eclectics often raged against
polypharmacy for the simple reason that botanical subtleties are lost.  At the
very same time most of them grimaced and ended up using formulas most of the time.
They are simpler, effective, and, since most disease is self-limiting and not
always so subtle, often all that's needed.  Besides, having a bunch of
useful formulas around the house (or, if you are a practitioner or physician,
around the clinic) covers most bases and allows YOU to control the resources.
You don't need to go trundling about seeing an Eclectic M.D. (100 years ago) or
trying to figure out where to find a professional herbalist in the yellow pages
(there aren't many of us).

Most formulas I use these days are made for a specific person, and are the end
product of constitutional evaluations and counseling.  For the 20 years I SOLD
herbs, I put together a number of these formulas to wholesale, knowing that,
without a Professional Herbalist (giggle) around, the formulas needed to be
shotguns, covering the common problems that herbs are most appropriate for, and
where subtleties are unnecessary (or could not be defined legally on the label
and therefore could not be communicated to the innocent user).  Besides, if you
can't make it simple, you don't know what you're doing.  When we pack for our
endless numbers of field trips we pile boxes with enough tinctures, salves,
fluidextracts, patches and herbal junk to outfit a dispensatory for a practicing
Physiomedicalist in 1885 (another one of those schools of Medical Practice long
extinct, may Flexner be cursed!).  What we ACTUALLY end up using, however, if we
get sick, are those same old formulas I used to wholesale.  We always run out
of Neutralizing Cordial, Hayden's Viburnum Compound, the latest version of some
analgesic balm I put together in pharmacy lab and Mouth Tincture.  We dutifully
drag back all the subtle stuff until the next field trip.  I figure it's our
version of the gallon jars of organic soybeans and mung beans (for sprouting)
that were bought in the holy flush of some dietary asceticism in 1987 and, in
over 470,000 households across this land, get dragged sheepishly from house to
house with NOBODY willing to either use them or risk Bad Karma Points by tossing
them...an alternative lifestyle equivalent of the Christmas Fruitcake from Hell,
and related to the Ma Rollers, Pyramid Hats, New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel
Extract bottles, Willard Water and the half-finished Orgon Box that clutter the
symbolic attics of those of us that have resided in North American Alternative
Village.


1.MOUTH/NOSE/EYES/EARS

1.1 LIP and SKIN BUTTER
  20 ounces     Almond Oil
  1/2 pound     Anhydrose Lanolin
  8 ounces      Glycerin
  3 3/4 ounces  Beeswax
  5-10 drops of Essential Oil

Over low heat, dissolve the lanolin in the almond oil, add the glycerin and stir
until all three are dispersed.  Add the finely-chopped beeswax, stirring until
just melted, add the essential oil, and pour the salve into containers.  Stir the
pot frequently and pour as quickly as reasonable.  If you take too long the
lanolin and glycerin may begin to separate.

1.2 TOOTH POWDER  (Michael's)
  Arrowroot Powder         12 ounces.
  Orris Root Powder        4 ounces
  Baking Powder            1 ounce
  Licorice Root Powder     1 ounce
  Myrrh Gum Powder         1 ounce
  Cloves, fresh pwd.       1 ounce
  Cinnamon, fresh pwd.     1 ounce
  Yerba Mansa Powder       1 ounce
  Peppermint Oil           20 drops
  Wintergreen Oil          10 drops.

Thoroughly mix all constituents, blend briefly in 1/2 cup batches and remix.

1.3 TOOTH POWDER (Jared's)
  Orris Root Powder       4 ounces
  Arrowroot               4 ounces
  Myrrh Gum               2 ounces
  Licorice Root           1.5 ounces
  White Oak Bark          1.5 ounces
  Golden Seal Root        1 ounce
  Bistort Root            1 ounce
  Peppermint Oil          1/2 teaspoon 

Mix powdered herbs thoroughly with the Peppermint Oil.

2.GASTRO-INTESTINAL 

2.1 STOMACH TEA
  Star Anise                3 parts
  Ginger Root               2 parts
  Papaya Leaf               2 parts
  Fennel Seed               2 parts
  Camomile                  2 parts
  Comfrey Leaf              2 parts
  Peppermint (or Poleo)     2 parts
  Angelica or Calamus       1 part

Drink as a simple infusion as needed for dyspepsia or mild gastritis. 

2.2 LAXATIVE TEA
  Psyllium Seed          3 parts
  Licorice Root          3 parts
  Rhubarb Root           2 parts
  Senna Pods (crushed)   2 parts
  Angelica Root          2 parts

Drink as a simple infusion in evening. 

2.3 COMFREY-MINT-LEMON TEA
  Comfrey Leaf          3 parts
  Peppermint            2 parts
  Lemon Balm            1 part

Drink as a simple infusion for gastritis and pre-ulcer pain 

2.4 PAPAYA-MINT-LEMON TEA
  Papaya Leaf               3 parts
  Spearmint                 2 parts
  Lemon Grass               1 part

Drink as a simple infusion for indigestion and disempacho 

2.4 COLON TONIC (Modified Thomsonian)
  Cascara Sagrada       2 parts
  Oregon Grape          2 parts
  Cayenne               1 part
  Ginger Root           1 part
  Lobelia               1 part
  Rhubarb Root          1 pt.

Stimulates peristalsis for chronic constipation of long duration.  2 "00" caps
with water, morning and evening.  When feces soften up go to 1 capsule twice a
day

2.5 BITTER TONIC
  Gentian Root           2 parts
  Quassia Wood           2 parts
     (or Castela)       (2 parts)
  Angelica Root/Seed     2 parts
  Cardamon Seed          .5 part
  Bayberry Bark          .5 part

Tincture 1:4, 50% alcohol.
Best for chronic conditions, such as recovering anorectics, achlorhydria, 
chemotherapy queasiness.  Take 10-15 minutes before meal..5-15 drops.

2.6 ILEO-CECAL TONIC
  Chaparro Amargosa or Quassia    4 parts
  Bistort Root 
     (or Geranium or Heuchera)    4 parts
  Bayberry Bark                   2 parts
  Yerba Mansa Root                2 parts
  Ginger Root                     2 parts

Tincture 1:4, 50% alcohol.
Use for giardiasis, amebiasis, especially with ileo-cecal irritability.  With
active diarrhea, take 1/2 teaspoon every 2 hours, alternating with 4 oz. skim
milk. With poor milk tolerance, use blackberry or pomegranate juice concentrate
...1-2 tablespoons, straight up.

2.7 CATNIP-FENNEL TINCTURE
  Fresh Catnip Tincture          3 parts
     (1:2, 95% alcohol)
  Fennel Seed Tincture           3 parts
     (1:5, 60% alcohol)
  Licorice Root Tincture         1 part
     (1:5, 50% alcohol)

15-30 drops as needed for acute gastritis or simple dyspepsia.

2.8 NEUTRALIZING CORDIAL (Modified)
  Rhubarb Tincture             80 ml
  Cinnamon Tincture            64 ml
  Hydrastis Tincture           40 ml
  Spirit of Peppermint          8 ml
  Potassium carbonate          16 grams
  Simple Syrup                250 ml
  Diluted alcohol (50%)       550 ml

Step 1. Dissolve 16 grams of potassium carbonate in 250 ml Simple Syrup
Step 2. Mix the tinctures, spirit and diluted alcohol.
Step 3. Mix both liquids, stirring or blending until KCO3 is dissolved.
Step 4. Add additional diluted alcohol to the total (if necessary) to bring the
total volume to 1000 ml.

Use a teaspoon or two for nausea, gas pains, dyspepsia, tenesmus, diarrhea AND
constipation.  An elegant pharmaceutical that may be the single closest thing to
a universal GI tonic. Unfortunately it is no longer made by any American
manufacturer.

3.LIVER/BILIARY

3.1 LIVER TONIC
  Barberry or Oregon Grape         2 parts
  Milk Thistle Seed                2 parts
  Chaparral (Larrea)               1 part
  Toadflax (Linaria)               1 part
  Echinacea                        1 part
  Burdock Rt or Seed               1 part
  Yellow Dock                      1 part
  Leptandra or Blue Flag Rt        1 part

An old-fashioned "shotgun" formula.  Grind well and encapsulate.  Echinacea is
the only one of these herb that deteriorates in a powdered form, so the best
compromise would be to keep it as a rather coarse grind, the rest as fine a
powder as desired.

Useful for passive liver "heaviness", with periodic light stools and/or frontal
headaches brought on by overeating or eating rich foods when tired.  Look for
greasy hair, acne on the cheeks (both kinds of cheeks) and acne around the mouth.
It should be tried for those that regularly work with solvents or that drink
regularly, whether in moderation or excess.  In general, for those that regularly
eat before going to bet and are slow in waking, grouchy and sluggish in the
morning...they also have to cut back on the snacks.

DOSE: 
Pronounced liver dysfunction, but w/out pathology: 2 caps, 3X a day.
No overt symptoms, but having many of the risks mentioned: 1 cap, 3X a day. 

3.2 ROBERT'S BILIARY FORMULA
  Chionanthus (Fringetree)  1 part
  Euonymus (Wahoo)          1 part
  Piper methysticum (Kava)  1 part
  Leptandra (Culver's Root) 1 part
  Marshmallow Root          1 part

Powder the herbs and encapsulate.  1 capsule after each meal and one just before
sleeping.  A biliary laxative and gallstone preventative, it is also useful for
cholecystalgia or biliary colic.  Larger doses can be irritating; it is better
to use the smaller dosages recommended, allowing a day or two to see if they
help.

3.3 ALTERATIVE TEA
  Sassafras Bark         2 parts
  Sarsaparilla Root       2 parts
  Burdock Root            1 part
  Echinacea Root          1 part

A simple drinkable tea for low-level chronic liver, metabolic and immuno-
depressed states...a couple of cups a day, made from a rounded teaspoon in 8 oz.
water, brought to a boil and removed from the heat and allowed to cool.

3.4 LIVER DEFICIENCY TINCTURE
  Mahonia (Oregon Grape)          2 parts
  Yellow Dock Root                2 parts
  Buckbean                        2 parts
  Pleurisy Root                   2 parts
  Blue Flag Root                  1 part
  Ocotillo Bark                   1 part

Mix from tinctures, with Mahonia, Yellow Dock, Pleurisy Root and Blue Flag made
from dry herb, and Buckbean (if possible) and Ocotillo (mandatory) made as fresh
tinctures.  Take 30 drops, morning, afternoon and before retiring. A
constitutional tonic for those with catabolic or adrenergic excess.

3.5 LIVER EXCESS TINCTURE
  Burdock Root FE             2 parts
  Dandelion Root FE           2 parts
  Milk Thistle Seeds          2 parts
  Larrea                      1 part
  Tribulus (Puncture Vine)    1 part

Mix from Burdock and Dandelion Fluidextracts (1:1 strength) strong Milk Thistle
Seed Tincture (1:2, 75% alcohol), dry Larrea and Tribulus tinctures (1:5)  Use
30-60 drops to 3X a day, and decrease protein and fat consumption by at least one
third.  A constitutional tonic for those with anabolic excess.

4.RESPIRATORY

4.1 DECONGESTANT TEA
  Ma Huang             3 parts
  Mormon Tea           3 parts
  Yerba Santa          3 parts
  Coltsfoot Leaves     3 parts
  Cubeb Berries        2 parts

Drink frequently as an infusion.  If you find it interferes with sleep or makes
you jittery, lessen or delete the Ma Huang.

4.2 WHITE PINE COMPOUND COUGH SYRUP
  White Pine Bark 
     (or Balsam Root)       3 oz.
  Wild Cherry Bark          3 oz.
  Spikenard Root            1/2 ounce
  Poplar Buds               1/2 ounce
  Blood Root                1/4 ounce

Percolate with 50% alcohol until you have reached 16 ounces. 
Add 12 ounces of simple syrup
    OR
add 8 ounces of honey and 4 ounces of glycerin

4.3 OSHA COUGH SYRUP
  Osha Tincture           1 part
  White Pine Compound     4 parts

Mix well and PARTY UP!

4.4 COMPOUND SYRUP OF RED ROOT 
  Red Root Tops          4 ounces
  Red Root Rootbark      4 ounces
  Wild Lettuce           4 ounces
  Black Cohosh           1 ounce
  Pleurisy Root          1 ounce
  Wild Ginger Root       1/2 ounce
  Lobelia inflata        1/4 ounce
  Bloodroot              1/4 ounce

Tincture 1:2 with 65% alcohol, (30 ounces) put it aside, add water to the
percolation and drip another part (15 ounces), then add 1 part Simple Syrup (15
ounces)  "Coughs, pulmonary and hepatic affections" (Kings)

4.5 WINTER SOLSTICE COUGH/COLD SYRUP
  Wild Cherry Bark         4 ounces
  White Pine Bark          3 ounces
  Osha Root                3 ounces
  Elecampane Root          3 ounces
  Balsam Root              2 ounces
  Sweet Root               2 ounces
  Licorice Root            2 ounces

Percolation I: 50% alcohol, 30 oz.
Percolation II: 25% alcohol, open ended.  
Evaporate Perc II down to 10 ounces, add to Perc I to make 40 ounces total.
Add 20 ounces of Monarda Honey, and 10 ounces glycerin.

4.6 MONARDA HONEY
Fresh Monarda Flowers stuffed tightly into a mason jar, Honey added, and topped
off several times (until bubbles work completely out and flowers are saturated
and covered), kept around for a month or two, pressed out.

4.7 TONSILITIS FORMULA
  Red Root          4 parts
  Myrrh             2 parts
  Bayberry          2 parts

Make from the individual tinctures, add 5% glycerin.
Take 1/2 teaspoon in 2 tablespoons of hot water, gargle well and swallow every 2
hours.


4.8 ALLERGY FORMULA 
  Yerba Mansa          4 parts
  Yerba Santa          4 parts
  Bayberry             3 parts
  Ambrosia             2 parts
  Horehound            2 parts
  Oregon Grape         1 parts

Mix herbs as tinctures, or tincture 1:5, 60% alcohol
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
This is for the relief of seasonal allergies and resultant secondary
hyper-sensitivities.

5.REPRODUCTIVE

5.1 CANDIDA FORMULA
  Dandelion FE               2 parts
  Pau D'Arco FE              2 parts
  Castela or Quassia Tinct   2 parts
  Larrea Tinct               1 part
  Sweet Root Tinct           1 part

Mix formula with fluidextracts and tinctures
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
A gradual, no die-off approach to alleviating symptoms of systemic candidiasis.

5.2 FEMALE BALANCER
  Vitex agnus-castus Tinct     3 parts
  Black Cohosh Tinct           2 parts
  Dandelion FE                 2 parts
  Motherwort Tinct             2 parts
  Oregon Grape Root Tinct      1 part

Mix with fluidextract and tinctures.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
This helps to regulate chronically short estrus cycles, with aggravated anabolic
metabolism.


5.3 MENOPAUSE: EARLY FORMULA  
  Vitex agnus-castus Tinct          3 parts
  Yellow Dock Tinct                 2 parts
  Sarsaparilla Tinct                2 parts
  Peony Tinct                       2 parts
  Nuphar Tinct                      1 part
  American Ginseng Tinct            1 part

Mix using tinctures, since some are best fresh, some best dry
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
For women in earlier stages of menopause when erratic cycles and flooding result
from increasingly disorganized corpus luteal progesterone production.

5.4 MENOPAUSE: LATER FORMULA 
  Motherwort            3 parts
  Devil's Club          3 parts
  Black Cohosh          2 parts
  Licorice              2 parts
  Bugleweed             2 parts
  Dong Quai             1 part
  Blue Cohosh           1 part

Mix from tinctures or make 1:5, 60% alcohol.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
For women in the later stages of menopause when ovulation has nearly ceased and
the main symptoms arise not from erratic progesterone levels, but from the
hypothalamus and pituitary attempts to increase diminished estrogen levels.

5.5 PMS FORMULA, LONG CYCLE 
  Vitex                      3 parts
  Devil's Club               2 parts
  Black Cohosh               2 parts
  Oregon Grape Root          2 parts
  Peony                      2 parts
  Inmortal                   2 parts
  Anemone (Pulsatilla)       1 part

Mix as tinctures, since the Anemone MUST be made fresh, the Peony is BETTER
fresh, the rest can or should be made dry.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
For symptoms that start just before menses, deriving from weak progesterone
levels with a premature rise in estrogen before menstruation; the cycle is
generally longer than 28 days. Problems include rapid-onset water-retention,
headaches, joint pain,and labile emotions.

5.6 PMS FORMULA, SHORT CYCLE 
  Dandelion FE             3 parts
  Red Root tincture        3 parts
  Yellow Dock tincture     2 parts
  Yerba Mansa tincture     2 parts
  Bugleweed tincture       2 parts
  Ocotillo tincture        2 parts
  Celery Seed tincture     1 part

Make from the fluidextract and tinctures
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
For symptoms that may start a week before menses, with the estrogen phase short,
the progesterone phase strong, and the anabolic dominance showing as late-night
energy, sweating, irritability, craving for proteins and fats (but with poor
digestion), pelvic congestion (aggravated by fatty foods), and premenstrual acne.

5.7 CERVICAL DYSPLASIA SUPPOSITORIES
  *Echinacea Fluidextract          30 ml.
  Calendula Tincture               10 ml.
  Glycerin                        175 ml.
  Gelatin (Pharmaceutical Grade)   25 grams
(* you can obtain the same results by slowly evaporating 5 ounces of Echinacea 
Tincture down to 1 ounce of milky-grey liquid and use that in place of the
hard-to-come-by-unless-you-make-it-yourself Fluidextract)

Heat the glycerin on a double boiler, add the Echinacea and Calendula, and
maintain at a low temperature for at least 30  minutes to evaporate off some of
the alcohol.  Add the gelatin (preferably finely powdered) and whisk (or egg-
beat) until the gelatin is THOROUGHLY dissolved in the liquids.  Don't leave any
little gelatinous solids...continue stirring until the liquid is a clear
grey-brown syrup.

Fill a plastic roll of disposable 3 or 5 ml suppository molds up to the top of
the form line.  A small turkey baster (no jokes O.K.?) is the easiest tool for
this.  The mixture should make 80-100 suppositories.  The usual two-piece hard
plastic or metal suppository molds, although reusable, work TERRIBLY for
gelatin-based suppositories, fine for glycerin or cocoa butter types.  
 USE:  A suppository should be inserted at night into the vagina and as close to
the cervix as practical.  Gelatin-based suppositories do not melt like those made
with cocoa butter or gelatin...instead they dissolve slowly over 8-12 hours,
maintaining the herb presence for long enough to facilitate resolution and
stimulate regeneration of the tissues.    This can be continued for many days if
necessary.  
  
CLAUSE:  If it causes inflammation, stop.  I know of no instance where the
constituents have caused this reaction,  but anything is possible.  It is better
to deal with such a condition, particularly if a class 2 or class 3 smear is
involved, when you can monitor the cervix yourself with a speculum or can have it
done for you regularly by a nurse-practitioner or midwife..Cervical erosion, of
course, is CAUSED by something and stimulating membrane healing is not likely to
help much in the long run unless you deal at least to some degree with underlying
causes.

VEGETARIAN NOTE:  Yes, gelatin comes from animals.  No, Agar Agar and the like
are NOT reasonable substitutes.  Use gelatin or don't; it's up to you, since I
know of no appropriate vegetable substitute.  There ARE refined pharmaceutical
colloids that are substituted for gelatin, but they are the refined by-products
of it anyway, far more expensive, harder to get...and MUCH further from the
source.

CAUSES:  One common cause is diminished estrogen availability to the cervical
membranes:  if cycles are consistently longer than 29 or 30 days, you might
consider one of the reproductive tonics or simply Don Quai;  if you have extended
bouts of pelvic congestion, with hemorrhoid and/or varicose vein flare-ups, you
might try a liver tonic, ileo-cecal tonic or colon tonic.

Another common cause is a chronically imbalanced vaginal flora...sometimes from a
Candida infection, sometimes from a subtler bacterial vaginosis condition.  Both
are helped by lactobacillus presence, both through diet and/or douche;
candidiasis is highly reactive to sugars (both good and bad), fermented foods and
booze...and is usually worse AFTER menses; bacterial vaginosis is not blood-sugar
reactive, and is often worse between ovulation and menses. 

These are thumb-nail pictures and the conditions are highly variable, and not all
are treatable through personal measures.  Besides, this does NOT involve the
thumbnail.

SOURCES:  The roles of perforated molds can be obtained from a number of
pharmaceutical supply houses.  Every pharmacy has these catalogues, and any
reasonable pharmacist should be willing to locate a source, tack on a moral
profit, and order them for you.   Although  unusual, your order is perfectly legal
and you have an obvious right to request and obtain the product.  The pharmacist
is either A) lazy, B) so shell-shocked by the times that he/she figures it must
have something to do with drug abuse and refuses on general principle or C) the
pharmacist doesn't approve (also on general principle) with folks making their
own medicine and D) they used to have their own drug store, got driven out of
business by the chains, are now working FOR the chains and understandably hate
the world.  

Simply explain that you will take your business elsewhere.  Then, TAKE your
business elsewhere, preferably to a smaller, personally owned drug store.   Look
for a drugstore named after somebody...like Jack's or Garcia's, or named after a
brand of toilet tissue...like Regent's or Deluxe or Standard, or after a
neighborhood, like Midtown, Uptown or Lakeside.   Establishing a rapport with an
adventurous and inquisitive pharmacist is VERY important if you wish to make
anything more than teas and tinctures.  After all, most herb formulating derives
directly from the pharmacy of 50 or 100 years ago.   They can order glycerin,
anhydrous lanolin, potassium carbonate, even beeswax and colophony or rosin. 
It's in their catalogues...as is simple syrup, coca-cola syrup, even White Pine
Compound.  
  
5.8 HPV (Venereal Wart) SUPPOSITORIES
  Echinacea Fluidextract     30 ml
  Glycerin                  175 ml
  Gelatin (N.F.)             25 grams
  Thuja Oil                   5 ml

Make the same way as the previous, but add the highly evaporative Thuja Oil to
the dissolved syrup JUST before you begin to pour into the molds.   Each
suppository ends up containing about a drop of Thuja Oil...very easily tolerated.

USE: The same as the previous, although it may need to be continued for month or
more, and some herbs should be taken internally as well, such as Caulophyllum
(Blue Cohosh), Echinacea, Trillium (fresh plant tincture only), Nuphar, Lomatium
(it seems to help for some reason) and Thuja tincture (for its moderate
anti-viral effects against papillomavirus).

CAUSE: Sexual transmission...long ago or recently.

CLAUSE: This condition presents a big potential risk for women...long term.  The
number of sexual partners one has (any gender), the greater the  likelihood of
picking it up.  It also doesn't go away, just go dormant, like herpes or plantar
warts (a related virus).  You're in a monogamous relationship for ten years, your
partner has a parent die and you've both just moved: if they break out in
venereal warts it MIGHT only be the stress...and a flareup of something they had
15 years ago.  It also might be the stress COMBINED with some R&R with a new
friend.
  
5.9 CANDIDA DOUCHE
MIX IN A BLENDER JUST BEFORE USING:
  Witch Hazel Extract (commercial)  3 tablespoons
  Golden Seal Tincture              1 teaspoon
     (or Oregon Grape Root          (1/2 teaspoon)
        WITH Anemopsis              (1 teaspoon)
  Warm Water                        1 pint
  Table Salt                        1/2 teaspoon
  Yogurt, live culture              3-4 tablespns

Douche once in the evening, either every second or third day.  Eat,if possible,
6-8 ounces of live culture yogurt a day, and check urine pH in the morning with a
teststrip...it should be under 7.0 and above 6.0, i.e. slightly acidic.  If
frequently alkaline (above 7.0), decrease carbohydrates (especially fruits and
sweets and tubers) and increase proteins.  If too acidic, modify in the other
direction.

5.10 HAYDEN'S VIBURNUM COMPOUND(Modified)
  Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium) 1.5 ounces
  Cramp Bark (V. opulus)           1.0 ounce
  Trillium (dried)                 1.0 ounce
     (OR Cotton Root Bark         (1.0 ounce)
  Dioscorea (Wild Yam)              .5 ounce
  Skullcap (recently dried)         .25 ounce
  Cloves                           1.0 ounce
  Cinnamon Bark                     .75 ounce
  Orange Peel                       .5 ounce

Grind herbs together, moisten with a few tablespoons of alcohol, and let sit,
covered, overnight.  Tincture with 50% alcohol menstruum to a 1:4 tincture (about
26 ounces).  Add 6.5 ounces (by volume) of Simple Syrup to bring the final
strength to 1:5.  You MAY substitute equal parts of glycerin and honey for the
syrup, but it tastes weird.
Take 1-3 teaspoons in HOT water for Killer Kramps, particularly of it is a
problem that only happens every few months, or occurs only the first night of
menstruation. Regular monthly dysmennorhea from organic causes, rarely responds
very well to H.V.C.
This is the Queen of Cramp Remedies

6.URINARY TRACT  

6.1 URINARY TINCTURE (all purpose)
  Buchu Leaves             3 parts
  Juniper berries          2 parts
  Yerba Mansa              2 parts
  Pipsissewa               2 parts
  Eryngium yuccafolium     1 part

Mix as tinctures or make 1:5, with 65% alcohol.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) in 8 ounces of water, 3 to 4 times a day
A general diuretic and antimicrobial for water retention and mild urinary
tract infections.

6.2 ALKALIZING TEA
  Nettle Leaf                1 part
  Red Clover Tops            1 part
  Alfalfa                    1 part
  Horsetail (optional)      (1 part)

Drink the hot or cold tea freely.  If under metabolic stress you might even use
the tea as your main liquid.  Good for acid urine, uric acid kidney stones,
post-op recovery, PMS acidity and as part of an osteoporosis regimen.

7.LYMPH/IMMUNE 

7.1 LYMPH TONIC
  Burdock Root              8 parts
  Red Root                  6 parts
  Echinacea Root            6 parts
  Ocotillo                  4 parts
  Stillingia Root           2 parts
  Yerba Mansa Root          2 parts
  Aristolochia serpentaria  1 part
  Blue Flag                 1 part
  Pike Root                 1 part.

Mix from the individual tinctures, and add 5% glycerin.  
A general tonic for moderate chronic immunosuppression, not for acute conditions.
 60 drops 4X a day.

7.2 IMMUNE STIMULANT #1
  Echinacea Root           4 parts
  Red Root                 3 parts
  Osha Root                2 parts
  Myrrh Gum                2 parts
  Ocotillo                 2 parts
  Stillingia               1 part
  Aristolochia             1 part
  Baptisia                 1 part
  Arnica                   1 part
  Capsicum                 1 part

Mix from the separate tinctures.  Use 30-60 drops in 2 to 4 ounces of hot water
every 3 hours during acute infections in adrenalin stress folks or those with a
tendency to cold hands and feet and who seldom break a sweat when sick.  Best
taken in hot water. Bon a petit!

7.3 IMMUNE STIMULANT #2 
  Echinacea              4 parts
  Red Root               2 parts
  Osha                   2 parts
  Yerba Mansa            2 parts
  Calendula              2 parts
  Capsicum               1 part
  Thuja plicata          1 part

Mix from the tinctures.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 to 4 times a day.
Used to stimulate resistance to short-term infections in the immune-competant who
sweat easily, tend to a mesomorph somatotype, anabolic and "yangy".


7.4 LYMPH ANTI-EFFECT (for mumps, mono, etc.)
  Ocotillo           3 parts
  Echinacea          3 parts
  Polymnia           2 parts
  Red Root           2 parts
  Poke Root          1 part
  Arnica             1 part

Make from the individual tinctures, adding 5% glycerin.
Take 30 drops with warm water every half hour until mild overload symptoms of
sweating, salivation, irritability and semi-nausea, then back off to one dose 4-5
times a day.For active lymphatic infections in strong adults.

7.5 TONSILITIS FORMULA
  Red Root          4 parts
  Myrrh             2 parts
  Bayberry          2 parts

Make from the individual tinctures, add 5% glycerin.
Take 1/2 teaspoon in 2 tablespoons of hot water, gargle well and swallow...every
2 hours.

7.6 IMMUNE TONIC 
  Echinacea                5 parts
  Stillingia               2 parts
  Lomatium dissectum       2 parts
  Baptisia                 1 part
  Myrrh                    1 part
  Aristolochia             1 part

Mix from the tinctures, or make 1:5, 65% alcohol.
Use 30 drops (1 squirt) 2 or 3 times a day For stimulating those with chronic
immune suppression,associated with chronic depression, slow viruses, mycosis, and
immune suppression from anti- inflammatories and chemotherapy

8.CARDIO-VASCULAR

8.1 GREASEBALL HYPERTENSION
  Equisetum                 4 parts
  Dandelion Root            4 parts
  Passion Flower            3 parts
  Crataegus                 2 parts
  Prickly Ash               2 parts
  Capsicum                  1 part
  Aristolochia serpentaria  1 part

Tincture 1:4 with 50% alcohol, after setting two days moistened.  1/2 teaspoon 2X
a day, with a blood anti-viscosity agent, such as Red Root, Vit.E or an aspirin.

8.2 HYPOTENSION FORMULA (Kidney deficient)
  Kola Nuts                 4 parts
  Gotu Kola                 3 parts
  Licorice Root             2 parts
  Korean red Ginseng        2 parts
  Lily-of-the-Valley Root   1 part

Tincture 1:4, 50% alcohol  
1/2 teaspoon AM and midday.

8.3 TACHYCARDIA FORMULA
  Lycopus            3 parts
  Leonurus           3 parts
  Passiflora         2 parts
  Crataegus          2 parts

Tincture 50%, 1:4
30-60 drops, 4X a day

8.4 CIRCULATORY STIMULANT
  Prickly Ash Bark       3 parts
  Ginger                 2 parts
  Inmortal Root          2 parts
  Osha Root               2 parts
  Capsicum               1 part

Tincture 60%, 1:4  20-40 drops, 4X a day
30 drops before meals as a bitter tonic, 30 drops before retiring.

8.5 ARTERIOSCLEROSIS FORMULA  (health alright, memory bad)
  Prickly Ash                  6 parts
  Bayberry                     4 parts
  Aristolochia spp             2 parts
  Selenicereus or relative     1 part
  Red Ginseng (low BP)         1 part
    (White Ginseng (normal or high BP)     
                              (1 part)

Make with finished tinctures, add 5% glycerin.

9.TOPICAL

9.1 PODOPHYLLIN OINTMENT
  8 ounces Podophyllum Root
  5 ounces Myrrh Tincture
  12 ounces Olive Oil
  10 Rosin (Colophony)
  Some Beeswax

Percolate the Podophyllum Root in 95% alcohol for a 1:2 strong tincture. Add the
Myrrh Tincture, and evaporate both slowly over a low heat to 2 fluid of sickening
goo.  Add the olive oil and rosin, heat until all is dispersed, check for "set"
on a metal surface, and add an ounce or two of beeswax if necessary. Pour into
tins, and apply happily to your venereal warts or herpes sores.

9.2 CHAC SALVE (Calendula, Hypericum, Arnica,Cajeput)
  2 ounces Calendula Flowers
  2 ounces Arnica Herb
  2 ounces ethanol
  24 ounces Olive Oil
  6 ounce Hypericum Oil
  1/2 ounce Cajeput Oil
  5 ounces Beeswax

Make a 1:6 steeped oil with the Calendula and Arnica (as usual), add the
Hypericum Oil (made from the fresh flowers), heat slowly, dissolve the beeswax,
add the Cajeput (actually Tea Tree Oil, but much cheaper by the older name), and
pour into tins. Can also be called OSFA Salve (One Size Fits All) or Rescue
Grease or Limbaugh Leech.

9.3 MUSCLE BALM
  Poplar Bud Oil (steeped)       2 ounces
  Arnica Oil (steeped)           2 ounces
  Hypericum Oil (steeped)        2 ounces
  Oil of Wintergreen            30 drops
  Olive Oil                      6 ounces

A Topically applied oil, used as an analgesic, counter-irritant, and anti-
inflammatory: 30-60 drops rubbed into the area aids dispersal and resolution of
exudates. It is to strong for a true massage oil.

9.4 "TRAUMA TINCTURE" 
  Hypericum (fresh plant tincture)       3 parts      
  Calendula (fresh flower tincture)      2 parts
  Arnica (fresh plant tincture)          1 part

Make by mixing tinctures, or if fortunate in timing, from the fresh plants, using
the volumes of compressed herbs for the parts. Useful in acute conditions, such
as sprains,contusions, hyperextensions and muscular-skeletal trauma.  It should
be applied topically and taken internally, (10-20 drops) both modalities every
two hours for three or four rounds.  Taken internally it will also help for
faintness and lightheadedness resulting from parasympathetic or vagus discharge
caused by physical manipulation or trauma.

9.5 ROTGUT LINIMENT
  Tobacco (Bull Durham etc)      1 ounce
  Baneberry Root                 1 ounce
  Datura Leaves (or Henbane)     1/2 ounce
  Cayenne Pepper                 1/4 ounce
  (OR Ginger Root                1/2 ounce)
  Rubbing Alcohol(70% isopropyl) 16 ounces.

Grind up the herbs together and soak them in the rubbing alcohol (shaking daily)
for two weeks.  Apply the squeezed-out liniment by hand or with a
liniment-moistened cloth to sprains, bruises and hyperextensions.  Wash your
hands immediately AND, eventually, the parts the liniment is applied to. Avoid
touching your eyes, mouth or naught bits until your hands are clean...for obvious
(cayenne) reasons.

CLAUSE: Besides the previous, the smell is genially obnoxious and proletariat.

9.6 ECHINACEA SALVE
  Echinacea Purpurea Flowerheads  5 ounces
  Alcohol                         3 ounces
  Olive Oil                      35 ounces
  Beeswax                         7 ounces

Grind and sift the Echinacea Flowers (roots will not work).  Mix the alcohol with
the flowers in a stainless steel bowl with a lid, cover and let stand for at
least 2-3 hours.  Blend the moistened herb with the olive oil in a hearty blender
(an Oster at high speed or a Vitamix at slow speed) until the sides of the
container get warm.  Filter through muslin, squeezing the marc as well as
possible, and heat the oil slowly in the top of a double boiler.  Chop and add
the beeswax, continuing the low heat until the beeswax has melted.  Pour into
containers.

Use freely for hemorrhoids, blisters, cold sores, stings, vaginitis, anal
fissures and any inflamed swellings

9.7 GOLDEN SEAL SALVE
  Golden Seal Herb (no root)      6 ounces
  Alcohol                         3 ounces
  Ammonia Water (3-4% solution)   2 tablespoons
  Olive Oil                      35 ounces
  Beeswax                         7 ounces

Grind the herb, moisten with the alcohol THEN the ammonia water, cover, and let
stand for 2-3 hours. Proceed as with Echinacea Salve.  The ammonia is necessary
to stabilize the alkaloids in the Golden Seal.  You can omit it if you wish, but
the end result is somewhat inferior.  The herb contains the same constituents as
the root, although with a shorter shelf-life, and using the leaf spares this
vanishing plant from further decimation through the digging of wild plants (STILL
the primary source of roots on the market).
 
10. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

10.1 RELAXING TEA
  Camomile Flowers        3 parts
  Catnip                  3 parts
  Passion Flower          3 parts
  Spearmint               2 parts
  Lemon Balm              2 parts
  Hops                    2 parts
  Viscum album            1 part

Drink the simple infusion as needed, particularly in the evenings.  If you know
you will have trouble sleeping, start drinking it BEFORE you can't sleep.


10.2 NERVE TONIC
  Valerian                 4 parts
  Verbena                  4 parts
  Skullcap                 4 parts
  Passion Flower           4 parts
  European Mistletoe       2 parts
  Damiana                  2 parts
  Siberian Ginseng         2 parts
  Cordydalis               1 part

3-6 "00" capsules as needed
Lower doses help anxieties, larger doses act as an overt sedative.
(Can be tinctured, 50% alcohol)

10.3 SPEED DETOX FORMULA
  Bee Pollen                 6 parts
  Fu-tse (Cured Aconite)     4 parts
  Mahonia                    3 parts

6-12 caps a day, use at least 250 mg. of tyrosine a day, and add the
water-soluble vitamins such as B complex and C.  Used to help someone get through
the first week of amphetamine or cocaine withdrawal.

10.4 V's NERVE TONIC
  Passiflora FE              5 ounces
  Leonurus cardiaca          1 ounce
  Crataegus                  1 ounce
  Verbena hastata            1 ounce
  Hypericum (fresh)          1 ounce
  Selenicereus (fresh)      1/2 ounce

Make from separate tinctures
Dose 60-90 drops as needed.
For physical agitation, nervousness, and stress palpitations

10.5 B's ANTIDEPRESSANT
  Hypericum (fresh)          6 parts
  Aralia Berries (fresh)     5 parts
  Licorice Root              4 parts
  Oplopanax (fresh)          2 parts
  Panax quinquefolium        1 part

Mix as tinctures.
Dose: 60-90 drops up to four times a day.
For morbid depression with congestion and dry mucosa

10.6 K's SYRIAN RUE FORMULA  (what an Ayurvedic Medicine friend uses)
  Syrian Rue                58 parts
  Avena fatua (fresh)       58 parts
  Panax (uncured)           58 parts
  Rauwolfia                 58 parts
  Lobelia (fresh)            8 parts

Mix as tinctures
1/2 to 1 teaspoon, 3X a day
Antidepressant for adrenergic individuals
NOTE: As an Ayurvedic therapist, my friend has access to Rauwolfia serpentina.
As a once widely used crude drug (the source of reserpine), it is seldom to be
found in herb commerce...and perhaps is illegal.  I personally have seldom
used the plant, have always considered it, like digitalis, a "True" crude drug
best left to medicine.  With a body of experiential use in Ayurvedic Medicine,
wherein my friend has learned it, I would trust the use here.  I have never
inquired as to his rather peculiar scheme of proportions.  I would have thought
that the presence of what amounts to nearly a quarter of the tincture of 
Rauwolfia to be an excessive amount.  In fact the formula is quite effective,
and seems relatively safe.

Since I feel perfectly comfortable using toxic herbs that I know personally
(I prefer the term "Low Dosage), including such shit as Aconite, Gelsemium and
Veratrum, herbs that cause fellow herbalists who aren't familiar with their
safe use to cringe and scurry, I guess my reluctant attitude regarding the 
herbal use of Rauwolfia is similarly the result of only knowing it "by rep"
and not as a specific entity.

10.7 COMPOUND TINCTURE OF CANNABIS (1910)
  Lupulin (Hops resin)      3 parts
  Valerian Root             3 parts
  Cannabis "shake"          2 parts

Tincture 1:4 in 65% alcohol.

When finished, add enough fresh Pulsatilla Tincture to bring final strength to a
1:5 potency.  As a narcotic-analgesic, especially for referred visceral pain.
Dose 15-45 drops as needed.  The Cannabis is, of course, completely illegal to
possess in ANY form.  With the increased use by authorities of the tactic of
property confiscation, wherein THEY keep YOUR stuff even if you never get to
court or are even charged with possession (and pigs will fly before they ever
give it back to you, since local police get to keep most of the money they raise
from auctioning it off), having this plant is considerably riskier at present.
(Did I miss something when I learned about the Constitution in Civic's Class??)

Those of you having a relationship to Cannabis dating from the Old Days, with
fond memories of youth, more hair, lower gravity and Tie-Dye teeshirts should
especially bear this in mind.  Those involved in the drug business, both those 
that deal and those that chase, are MUCH weirder.  And what cost $10 20 years
ago now costs $100-$200 (and the lid is STILL short).  Myself, I have this rather
strange attitude towards Cannabis.  It's just another goddamm plant medicine,
and I REFUSE to take it all that seriously.  

10.8 POST-TREATMENT RELAXER 
  Skullcap            3 parts
  Betony              3 parts
  Cimicifuga          2 parts
  Hypericum           2 parts
  Gelsemium           1 part

Mix from the tinctures
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
To alleviate post-treatment myogenic and neurogenic discomfort from body work,
and lessen the tendency of the body to immediately revert to patterning

10.9 POST-TREATMENT STRENGTHENER 
  Nettles            3 parts
  Echinacea          3 parts
  Devil's Claw       2 parts
  Licorice           2 parts
  Larrea             2 parts 

Make from the tinctures or tincture 1:4 with 55% alcohol.
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 2 or 3 times a day
To aid in and shorten the duration of connective tissue, fascia and muscle
regeneration after injury, infection or surgery; to lessen free-radical damage to
collagen and elastin from inflammation that degrades into congestion.  It also
aids in recuperation and healing from chronic tendonitis.

11.ACUTE DISEASE

11.1 EGO CAPSULES
  Echinacea Root    2 parts
  Garlic            2 parts
  Osha Root         2 parts
  Cayenne           1 part

2-4 capsules as needed for colds, flu, various viral junk.

SEE ALSO:7.3 IMMUNE STIMULANT #2 


12.CHRONIC/METABOLIC

12.1 ALTERATIVE SYRUP
  Aralia Root                3 ounces
  Oplopanax                  2 ounces
  Xanthoxylum Bark           2 ounces
  Smilax (Sarsaparilla)      2 ounces
  Burdock Root               2 ounces
  Guaiacum or Stillingia     1 ounce
  Sassafras or Sweet Root    1 ounce
  Pipsissewa                 1 ounce
  Blue Flag Root            1 ounce

Tincture 1:3 with 65% alcohol, add 1 part water (15 oz.) and 1 part simple syrup
or honey (15 oz.) to bring to a final 1:5 strength

12.2 DETOX FORMULA 
  Oregon Grape Root          3 parts
  Silybum Fluidextract       2 parts
  Larrea                     2 parts
  Yellow Dock                2 parts
  Aristolochia watsonii      1 part 

Mix from the fluidextract and tinctures
Use 30-60 drops (1 or 2 squirts) 3 or 4 times a day
This is meant to assist cleansing of the blood, liver and lymph system when
recovering from alcohol, drug abuse, even long-term over medication.

SEE ALSO: 6.2 ALKALIZING TEA
SEE ALSO: 7.1 LYMPH TONIC

13. FOR PLEASURE OR FUN

13.1 FIVE MINT TEA
  Spearmint           2 parts
  Peppermint          2 parts
  Poleo               2 parts
  Lemon Balm          2 parts
  Catnip              1 part

13.2 ROOT TEA
  Sassafras                   2 parts
  Sarsaparilla                2 parts
  Licorice Root               2 parts
  (Chinese Cinnamon)          1 part
  (Sweet Root)                1 part

13.3 FLOWER TEA
  Chamomile                 3 parts
  Orange Flowers            3 parts
  Hibiscus Flowers          2 parts
  Rose Buds                 2 parts
  Lavender Flowers          2 parts
  American Saffron          1 part
  Calendula Flowers         1 part
  (Cyani flowers            1/2 part)

(If it doesn't sell, add some essential oil to it and pawn it off as a
potpourri!)

13.4 MESOMARBLES
  Bee Pollen               8 parts
  Guarana                  2 parts
  Korean "Red" Ginseng     1 part

Powder together and take pinches as food, or mix with a little honey and form
balls.

13.5 GUARANA  FUDGE (AKA Speed Fudge)
  Mix together:
    5 cups brown sugar
    2 1/2 cups milk
    salt
  Add later:
    1 cube sweet butter
    6 ounces powdered Guarana Bean
    Various nuts (if desired

Boil to the soft ball stage. Remove from heat for 10 minutes, add 1 cube sweet
butter.  Mix in 6 ounces of powdered Guarana Bean, and stir constantly until the
glistening surface starts to look like frosting and stiffens. Add nuts (if
desired), scrape onto greased surface, cool until set, and cut.  WARNING: This
stuff tastes GREAT, but speeds like a mother.  This fudge has no self-redeeming
qualities...it's just happily perverse.  

Dosage: start with a small square, and wait an hour before overlapping with
another piece.  Guarana is the Queen of caffeine plants (with some hypoxanthines
thrown in) and will generally (to quote Dr. Donald Culbreth) produce gaiety,
restlessness, quick perception and wakefulness, while slowing the pulse and
impairing the appetite.  Eating it slows absorption and can extend its effects
well past the 3-4 hours you might expect from a similar amount of coffee.  The
fudge tastes good, the effects of Guarana are fun, but if you pig out on this
stuff you can get to a level of pure caffeine jitters that will completely over-
ride the subtleties that, at a more reasonable amount, make Guarana so nice.
For several years in the early 70s I manufactured this fudge, packaged and 
labeled it and wholesaled it to truckstops in the L.A. area.  One time I made
up a huge batch to give to my sales reps to take to a Gift Show (I was making
a line of herbal gift boxes...teas, spice blends, stuff like that).  They passed
it all out, the show ended up lasting until dawn, with vendors, representatives
and buyers wandering around spending, ordering, chatting, dancing, giggling and
kvetching long after the doors closed.  The reps returned to L.A. only to find
that they had walked off with someone else's order book, had lost theirs, and
promptly slept for two days.  I did not do this again.  Neither should you.

SIMPLE SYRUP
850 grams of WHITE sugar (any other form, such as 
     turbinado or dried sugar cane juice will ferment)
450 to 475 ml of water

Blend together, pour into a saucepan, and heat slowly until the sugar is
completely dissolved.  Will make a liter of simple syrup.  Store in a cool place,
but no refrigeration is necessary

MATERIA MEDICA
This defines all the specific tinctures and preparation called for in those
formulas not made from the individual botanicals but by mixing finished products.
(*) Not appropriate in pregnancy
AMBROSIA   (Ragweed, Bursage, Yerba del Sapo)
	 HERB. Standard Infusion, 1-2 ounces. Fresh Tincture [1:2] 20-40 drops, 
 	both to 4X a day.
*ANEMONE HIRSUTISSIMA  (Pulsatilla ludoviciana, Pasque Flower)
	 FRESH PLANT. Tincture [1:2] 3-10 drops, to 4X a day.  Use with care.
ANEMOPSIS  (Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail)
	 ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 60% alcohol] 20-60 
	 drops to 5X a day.  Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces similarly.
	 HERB.  Standard or Cold Infusion as needed.
*ANGELICA SINENSIS  (Dong Qua'i, Tang Kwei)
 	CURED CHINESE OR KOREAN ROOT. Large slices, 1/16 to 1/8 a day, chewed
	 and swallowed.Tincture [1:5, 70% alcohol] 5-20 drops Capsules, #0, 1 to 
 	3 a day.
APIUM  (Celery)
	 SEED. Simple Infusion, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of seeds in cup of hot water.
  Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 10-30 drops to 4X a day
ARCTIUM  (Burdock)
	 ROOT  Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces.  Fluidextract [1:1, 60% alcohol] 15-30 
 	drops.
	 Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 60% alcohol] 30-90 drops, all 
	 3X a day.
	 SEED. Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol] 10-25 drops.
*ARISTOLOCHIA CALIFORNICA  (California Snakeroot, Cal. Dutchman's Pipe
 	WHOLE PLANT. Fresh Plant Tincture [1:2] 5-20 drops to 3X a day.
*ARISTOLOCHIA SERPENTARIA (Virginia Snakeroot, Serpentaria)
 	ROOT and HERB. Tincture [Fresh Plant, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 70% alc.)
 	5-20 drops to 3X a day.  For extended use, use only low doses, and 
 	within a formula.
*ARISTOLOCHIA WATSONII (Indian Root, Raiz del Indio)
	 Same as previous, but safer for extended use, as is A. californica.
*ARNICA  (A. montana, A. cordifolia, A. latiflora, etc.)
 	WHOLE PLANT. Fresh plant, flower or root tincture [1:2], dry flowers or
 	herb
 	tincture, [1:5, 50% alcohol] and dry root tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol]. 
 	EXTERNAL is diluted with one or two parts of water, applied as needed.  
	 INTERNAL use 3-10 drops. TAKE INTERNALLY WITH CARE
*ASCLEPIAS ASPERULA  (Inmortal, Antelope Horns, Spider Milkweed)
	 ROOT.  Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 5-30 drops, Capsules, #00, 1-2, to 
	 3X a day.
*ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA  (Pleurisy Root)
 	ROOT.   Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces.  Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 30-90 
	 drops.  Capsules, #00, 1-3, all to 3X a day.
AVENA  (A. sativa,  A. fatua, Oats, Wild Oats.)
 	UNRIPE FRESH SEED, w/"Milky" center.  Fresh Tincture [1:2], 10-20 drops, 
	 to 4X a day.  STRAW (dry stems). Standard Infusion, 4-8 ounces.
BAPTISIA  (Wild Indigo Root)
 	ROOT. Tincture [1:5, 65% alcohol], WHOLE PLANT. Fresh Tincture [1:2], 
 	both taken 10-25 drops, to 3X a day.
 	USE WITH CARE; better long term in formulas
BAROSMA (Agothasma, Buchu)
 	LEAVES.  Cold Infusion (rewarmed) 1-3 ounces.  Tincture  [1:5, 80% 
 	alcohol], 30-60 drops in water. Both forms to 4X a day.
Bayberry see Myrica
  BERBERIS VULGARIS  (Common Barberry)
 	ROOT.  Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 10-60 drops.   Cold Infusion, 1-3  
 	ounces.  Capsules, #00, 1-3.  All to 3X a day.  See MAHONIA (Oregon 
 	Grape) as well.
Betony see Pedicularis
Black Cohosh see Cimicifuga
Blue Cohosh see Caulophyllum
Blue Flag see Iris
Bugleweed see Lycopus
Burdock see Arctium 
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS   (European Marigold)
	 FLOWERS.  Tincture [Fresh Flowers, 1:2, Dry Flowers, 1:5, 70% alcohol] 
  15-30 drops, to 4X a day.  Dilute with several parts of water for topical
 	use.
CAPSICUM  (Cayenne, African Bird Peppers)
 	FRUIT.  Tincture [1:5, 95% alcohol] 5-15 drops.  Capsules, #0, 1-2
Catnip see Nepeta
*CAULOPHYLLUM  (Blue Cohosh)
 	RHIZOME/ROOT. Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol] 5-20 drops, usually in formula
 	context.
CEANOTHUS  (Red Root, New Jersey Tea)
	 ROOT.Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces.  Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 
 	1:5, 50% alcohol] 30-90 drops, to 4X a day.
Celery see Apium
CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS  (Selenicereus, Peniocereus,  Night-Blooming Cereus)
 	FRESH STEMS.  Fresh Tincture [1:2], 5-15 drops (Selenicereus spp.);  
 	10-25 drops, (Peniocereus greggii).    Either one to 4X a day.
CHIMAPHILA  (Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine)
 	HERB.  Tincture [Fresh Plant, 1:2, Dry plant, 1:5, 50% alcohol), 20-50 
 	drops, to 4X a day.  Standard Infusion 4-8 ounces.
CINNAMOMUM  (Cinnamon, Canela)
	 BARK. Standard Infusion 2-4 ounces.  Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol, 5% 
 	glycerin] 20-50 drops, both to 4X a day.  ESSENTIAL OIL. 2-5 drops in 
	 capsule.
COMMIPHORA  (Myrrh Gum)
 	RESIN.  Tincture [ 1:5, 95% alcohol] 5-20 drops.  Capsules, #0, 1-2, 
	 both to 3X a day.  Topically, dilute tincture with water as needed.
Dandelion see Taraxacum
Devil's Claw see Harpagophytum
Devil's Club see Oplopanax
Dong Quai see Angelica sinense
ERIODICTYON  (Yerba Santa)
	 LEAVES (from current year's growth). Tincture [Fresh Herb, 1:2, Dry Herb, 1:5,
 	75% alcohol] 20-30 drops, to 5X a day. Standard Infusion, 2-4 ounces 
 	as needed.
ERYNGIUM YUCCAFOLIUM (Eryngo, Rattlesnake Master, Button Snakeroot)
 	WHOLE PLANT.  Fresh Plant Tincture, 1:2, 15-30 drops in warm water.
 	ROOT. Weak Decoction, 4-8 ounces.  Dry Root Tincture, [1:5, 60% 
 	alcohol], 20-40 drops, in cup of water.  All forms to 4X a day.
Fennel Seed see Foeniculum
FOENICULUM  (Fennel Seed)
 	SEED.  Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol] 30-60 drops in warm water as needed.
 	Standard Infusion as needed.
*FOUQUIERIA SPLENDENS (Ocotillo)
 	FRESH BARK.  Tincture, [1:2] 10-30 drops, to 4X a day.
*GELSEMIUM  (Yellow Jasmine)
 	ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh Root 1:2, Dry Root, 1:10, 65% alcohol] 2-10 
 	drops.
 	DANGEROUS IN LARGER DOSES
Ginseng see Panax
*GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA  (Licorice)
	 ROOT.   Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 3-60 drops.  Strong Decoction, 1-3 
 	ounces, either to 3X a day.  Can occasion sodium retention.
HARPAGOPHYTUM PROCUMBENS  (Devil's Claw)
	 TUBERS. Capsules, #0, 2-4 in evenings.  Cold Infusion 4-6 ounces 
 	similarly.  Strong Tincture [1:2, 60% alcohol], 1/2 to 1  teaspoons.  
	 Some recommend that two weeks on and two weeks off is the best approach
	 to Devil's Claw.  I have found a month of continuous use is the best 
 	way to begin.
Horehound see Marrubium
*HYDRASTIS  (Golden Seal)
 	ROOT and LEAF.  Fresh Plant Tincture [1:2], 15-30 drops.  Dry Root 
 	Tincture, [1:5, 70% alcohol] 20-50 drops.  Dry Herb Tincture [1:5, 60% 
 	alcohol] 30-75 drops all the above to 4X a day.  Dry Root capsules #00, 
 	2-4, to 3X a day.  Standard Infusion of leaf 1-3 ounces, to 4X a day.
 	The root is only partially soluble in water and should not be wasted 
 	in tea; this old friend is disappearing in the wild.
Inmortal see Asclepias asperula
*IRIS VERSICOLOR, I. MISSOURIENSIS  (Blue Flag)
 	RHIZOME.  Tincture [1:5, 80% alcohol], 5-20 drops to 3X a day.  
	 USE WITH CARE.
JUNIPERUS  (Juniper)
 	BERRIES.  Tincture [1:5, 75% alcohol], 20-40 drops.  Standard Infusion,
 	2-3 oz., to 3X a day.  LEAVES: Standard Infusion, 2-4 ounces, or boiled 
	 for inhalation. For short term use; may irritate the kidneys eventually.
LARREA  (Chaparral, Gobernadora, Creosote Bush)
	 LEAFING BRANCHES. Tincture [1:5, 75% alcohol], 20-60 drops.  Capsules, 
 	#00, 2-4 a day.  Strong Decoction for topical use.
*LEONURUS CARDIACA  (Motherwort)
	 FLOWERING HERB.  Tincture [Fresh Plant 1:2, Recent Dry Plant, 1:5, 60% 
	 alc.] 30-60 drops, to 4X a day.  Standard Infusion, 2-4 ounces.
Licorice see Glycyrrhiza
LIGUSTICUM PORTERI  (Osha, Chuchupate, Mountain Lovage)
	 ROOT. Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 70% alcohol], 20-60 
 	drops up to 5X a day.  Cold Infusion, 2-6 ounces, as needed.
LOMATIUM DISSECTUM  (Leptotaenia,  Biscuit Root)
	 ROOT. Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 70% alcohol], 10-30 
	 drops up to 4X a day.  Cold Infusion, 2-3 ounces also to 4X a day.
LYCOPUS  (Bugleweed, Water Horehound)
 	HERB.  Fresh Plant Tincture [1:2] 15-40 drops, to 3X a day. Standard 
	 Infusion of recent plant, 2-3 ounces, also to 3X a day.
MAHONIA (Oregon Grape, Algerita)
	 SAME as Berberis.
MARRUBIUM  (Horehound)
	 FLOWERING HERB. Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces. Tincture [Fresh Plant, 1:2, 
	 Dry Plant, 1:5, 50% alcohol], 30-90 drops, both to 4X a day.
MENYANTHES  (Buckbean, Bogbean)
	 WHOLE PLANT.  Tincture [Fresh Plant, 1:2, Dry Plant, 1:5, 50% alcohol], 
	 10-30 drops, to 3X a day.  Cold Infusion, 1-2 ounces, also to 3X a day.
Milk Thistle see Silybum
Motherwort see Leonurus
Myrrh see Commiphora
MYRICA  (Bayberry)
	 BARK and ROOTBARK.  Tincture [Fresh Bark, 1:2, Dry Bark, 1:5, 60% alc.]
	 20-60 drops.  Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces, both to 3X a day.  The diluted 
	 tincture or the infusion for topical use or as a gargle.
NEPETA CATARIA  (Catnip)
	 FLOWERING HERB. Tincture [Fresh Herb 1:2, Recent Dry Herb 1:5, 50% 
	 alc.], 1/4 to 1 teaspoon  Standard Infusion, 2-6 ounces, all to 4X a 
	 day. 
Ocotillo see Fouquieria 
*OPLOPANAX HORRIDUM   (Echinopanax,  Devil's Club)
	 ROOT and ROOTBARK. Tincture [Fresh Root 1:2, Dry Rootbark, 1:5, 60% 
	 alc.] 10-40 drops.  Cold Infusion, 1-3 ounces, all forms to 3X a day.
Oregon Grape see Mahonia
Osha see Ligusticum
OSMORHIZA OCCIDENTALIS  (Sweet Root, Western Sweet Cicely)
 	ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 65% alcohol] 45-60 
 	drops to 3X a day.  Strong Decoction, 2-3 ounces to 3X a day.
*PAEONIA  (Peony)
 	ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh Root 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 60% alcohol] 10-25 
 	drops up to 4X a day.  Cold Infusion, 1-2 ounces.  Capsules, #00, 2-3 
 	at a time.
Pau D'Arco see Tabebuia
*PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM  (American Ginseng)
 	ROOT. Tincture [1:5, 70% alcohol]. WILD ROOTS (morally objectionable), 
	 5-10 drops.  WOODSGROWN ROOTS. 10-20 drops.  CULTIVATED ROOTS. 20-40
	 drops. CULTIVATED RED ROOTS (Michigan and Wisconsin cured roots), 15-
 	30 drops. Any other "American Red Ginseng" is a blatant fake. LEAVES. 
	 30-60 drops, Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces.  All above forms to 3X a day.
PASSIFLORA  (Passion Flower)
	 WHOLE HERB.Tincture [Fresh Plant 1:2, Dry Herb, 1:5, 50% alcohol] 1/2 to
 	1 1/2 teaspoon.  Fluidextract [1:1, 45% alcohol], 30-60 drops.  Standard 
 	Infusion of recent herb, 2-6 ounces, all forms to 4X a day.
PEDICULARIS  (Betony, Lousewort, Elephant Head, Parrot's Beak, Indian Warrior)
 	HERB in FLOWER.Standard Infusion, 4-8 ounces. Tincture[Fresh Plant, 1:2,
 	Dry Plant, 1:5, 50% alcohol] 1-2 teaspoons, all to 3X a day.
*PEGANUM HARMALA  (Syrian Rue)
	 SEEDS and ROOT.  Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol] 10-30 drops, to 3X a day.  
	 LEAVES.  Standard Infusion for topical use.
*PHYTOLACCA (Poke)
 	ROOT and BERRIES. Fresh Tincture, (Root or Berries), [1:2], 2-10 drops. 
	 Dry Root Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 5-15 drops.  USE WITH CARE.
PICRAENA (Picrasma, Quassia)
	 WOOD.  Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounces. Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 30-60 
 	drops,  to 3X a day.  Cold Infusion, 4-8 ounces, as a retained enema, 
 	once a week for 4-6 weeks for pinworms/threadworms.
Pleurisy Root see Asclepias tuberosa
Poke Root see Phytolacca
*POLYMNIA UVEDALIA  (Bearsfoot, Leafcup)
	 STEM and ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh plant 1:2, Dry Root 1:5, 75% alcohol]  
	 10-50 drops, to 3X a day.  Small, frequent doses are preferable.
Prickly Ash see Xanthoxylum
Red Root see Ceanothus
RHEUM  (Rhubarb, Chinese or Turkey Rhubarb)
 	ROOT.  Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol, 10% glycerin] 15-30 drops, to 4X a 
 	day.  Too much too frequently can induce rebound constipation.
Rhubarb see Rheum
RUMEX CRISPUS  (Yellow Dock)
 	ROOT. Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 50% alcohol], 30-75 
	 drops, to 3X a day. Capsules, #00, 1-2 to 2X a day. Use with moderation
	 in pregnancy.  In all cases it works best in sub-laxative doses.
Sarsaparilla see Smilax
SCUTELLARIA  (Skullcap)
 	HERB.  Tincture  [Fresh Plant, 1:2, Recent Dry Plant, 1:5, 50% alcohol] 
	 20-60 drops.  Standard Infusion of recent herb, 2-6 ounces, all to 3X 
 	a day.
Selenicereus see Cereus
SILYBUM MARIANUM  (Milk Thistle)
	 SEEDS.  Capsules, #00, 2 at a time, to 3X a day. Fluidextract [1:1, 60%
 	alcohol], 20-40 drops to 5X a day.  Strong Tincture [1:3, 70% alcohol], 
 	1/2 to 1 teaspoon, to 4X a day.
Skullcap see Scutellaria
SMILAX  (Sarsaparilla)
	 ROOT and RHIZOME.  Cold Infusion or Strong Decoction, 1-4 ounces, to 3X
 	a day.  Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2, Dry Root, 1:5, 60% alcohol] 30-90 
 	drops to 3X a day.
STILLINGIA SYLVATICA  (Queen's Root)
	 ROOT.  Tincture [Fresh root,1:2, Recent Dry Root, 1:5, 50% alcohol] 10-
 	30 drops, preferably in small frequent doses.
Sweet Root see Osmorrhiza
TABEBUIA  (Lapacho, Pau D'Arco, Ipe Roxo, Amapa)
	 TREE BARK.  Cold Infusion, 2-4 ounce to 3X a day.  Fluidextract [1:1, 
 	50% alc.] 15-30 drops to 5X a day.Tincture [1:5, 50% alcohol] 1/2 to 1 
	 teaspoon to 4X a day
TARAXACUM  (Dandelion)
 	ROOT or LEAF. Root Fluidextract [1:1, 45% alcohol] 30-60 drops up to 4X 
	 a day. Tincture [Fresh Root, 1:2] 1/2 to 1 teaspoon.  Strong Decoction, 
	 2-4 ounces, to 4X a day.  Leaf as Standard Infusion, 3-6 ounces as 
 	needed.
*THUJA  (Arbor Vitae, Flat, Red or Yellow Cedar)
 	HERB.  Fresh Plant Tincture [1:2] for topical use; 5-15 drops in water,
	 to 4X a day.  Cold Infusion, 2-3 ounces, to 3X a day.  
*TRIBULUS  (Puncture Vine, Goat's Head)
 	HERB and SEEDS.  1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the powdered plant in tea, to 2X 
	 a day. Tincture [1:5, 60% alcohol] 30-40 drops, 2X a day.
VERBENA (Blue Vervain)
 	FLOWERING HERB.  Standard Infusion, 2-5 ounces, to 3X a day. Tincture 
 	[1:5, 60% alcohol] 30-90 drops, to 4X a day.
*VITEX AGNUS-CASTUS  (Chaste Tree Berries, Monk Peppers)
 	SEEDS.  Tincture [1:5, 65% alcohol] 30-60 drops. Ground Berries, 1/2 to
 	1 tspn. in tea, both once in the morning.  As it strengthens the 
 	progesterone phase of the estrus cycle, it usually works best the two 
 	weeks before menses.
XANTHOXYLUM (Prickly Ash)
	 BARK/BERRIES. Tincture [1:5, 65% alcohol] 10-30 drops, before meals.
Yellow Dock see Rumex crispus
Yerba Mansa see Anemopsis
Yerba Santa see Eriodictyon


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