Monday, February 14, 2011

Self Heal a Native American Cure All

Self-Heal is a remarkable herb for inward wounds or ulcers in the body, and for bruises or falls and hurts. It is thought to be a potent antiviral agent and in laboratory tests it has shown great promise for possible use in herpes, HIV and AIDS. As an astringent, it has been effective in controlling both internal and external bleeding. It has an anti-bacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi and other bacteria.

Used internally to stop hemorrhage, internal bleeding ulcers and excessive menstruation, and its gentle astringency also helps to control chronic and sudden diarrhea. Externally, it may be applied to relieve hemorrhoids and decrease the bleeding of wounds and cuts.

As an antiviral, Self Heal is said to be useful for treating herpes virus infection and there has been promising research that has shown interesting results with respect to HIV and AIDS. Self Heal is also considered to be an antibiotic and antiseptic and is used externally in gargles to relieve sore throat and ulcerated mouth, and to stopping infection from spreading, also speeding up the healing of wounds, cuts, bruises, burns, ulcers and sores, and is believed to reduce scarring.

It is reported to reduce lymphatic congestion and has been used to relieve swollen glands, mumps and mastitis. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it was used as a liver and gallbladder stimulant and was used to treat conjunctivitis, hypertension and headaches, fevers and other disorders.

It has also been found to be useful for edema, nephritis, scrofula and goiter.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein by New Way Herbs is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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