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by RoseRed
Fri May 29, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Poison ivy/oak/sumac
Replies: 4
Views: 5284

Re: Poison ivy/oak/sumac

It's been 2 weeks and I'm just, hopefully, finishing up with it. I'm not allergic to poison ivy. It turns out that I am allergic to poison oak. The rash wasn't too bad - the itchy spots itches terribly but it was quite mild. Even the rash that covered my face and neck didn't get bubbly and leaky (th...
by RoseRed
Wed May 27, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cleavers
Replies: 8
Views: 7442

Cleavers

I dried my first batch of cleavers and they're awful! The leaves shriveled away to nothing, the stems are a ,crunchy, straw like, brittle mess and the little fuzzy seeds seem really happy. Is that normal? And is that why you mostly see directions for fresh tincture while you're picking it? I've come...
by RoseRed
Fri May 22, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Equisetum/horsetail
Replies: 8
Views: 7761

Re: Equisetum/horsetail

I used to put a teaspoon of it in my exhusbands oatstraw infusions for prostate health.
by RoseRed
Thu May 21, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Poison ivy/oak/sumac
Replies: 4
Views: 5284

Re: Poison ivy/oak/sumac

I had poison ivy, oak and virginia creeper vines I was pulling down off of one of the trees in the back. I don't get poison ivy, creeper's just a pretty but invasive vine and I had no idea if I was allergic to poison oak or not. It turns out that I am. The rash isn't too bad - the systemic swelling ...
by RoseRed
Wed May 20, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Poison ivy/oak/sumac
Replies: 4
Views: 5284

Poison ivy/oak/sumac

Any ideas what can help with it?
by RoseRed
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Preventing/Easing Immune Reaction to Dog Dander - Methods?
Replies: 5
Views: 6476

Re: Preventing/Easing Immune Reaction to Dog Dander - Method

Yeah, me too.

Oh, and that much nettle can be quite diuretic. Just a friendly tip. :)
by RoseRed
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Preventing/Easing Immune Reaction to Dog Dander - Methods?
Replies: 5
Views: 6476

Re: Preventing/Easing Immune Reaction to Dog Dander - Method

The first thought that comes to mind is take an OTC allergy medication the next time you need to dog sit and see if that helps. Did you have any actual physical reaction and if so, what? (Like itchy eyes, runny nose, hives, ect - allergy symptoms) And the above would only be if you did. Nettle is an...
by RoseRed
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: question about Comfrey
Replies: 7
Views: 8059

Re: question about Comfrey

From what I've read - all of the deaths involved with comfrey use had to do with improper dosages of the root - not the aerial parts.

R Gladstar and P Bergner have some excellent write ups. SW has several videos and quite a few articles about it.
by RoseRed
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: muscles after exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 5552

Re: muscles after exercise

Extra fluids and long slow stretches. It's lactic acid (or something that sounds like that) that causes the sore and stiffness. It's easily flushed out of your system if you start preparing for it before it sets in. Keep your muscles warm and your blood pumping for a few hours after exercising with ...
by RoseRed
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Upcoming colonoscopy - any herbal advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 11493

Re: Upcoming colonoscopy - any herbal advice?

Im so happy for you that things went so well and that you had experienced doctors. What a relief.

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