ACID REFLUX RELIEF

Alleviating Symptoms
To ease the pain and burning sensation, and to promote repair of the esophageal wall and stomach, you can try one or [preferably] more of the following anti-inflammatory and soothing remedies throughout each day (teas should be consumed frequently):
 Marshmallow root tea
 Marshmallow root cold infusion
 Slippery elm tea
 Licorice root tea (NOTE: Licorice root tends to raise blood pressure)
 Chamomile flower tea
 Ginger root tea
 Gentian root tea
 Aloe vera juice (2-3 fl. oz.)
 Baking soda (½-1 teaspoon of powder mixed with 8 oz. of water)
 Magnetized water (3-4 cups per day; can be used for making tea)

Beneficial Herbal Infusions
Herbal infusions are another method of drawing out the scent, flavor, and healing properties from plant material, and infusing these properties into the water. This is a great addition to any herbal protocol. The instructions for making a catnip, chamomile and licorice root infusion are provided below. You can alternate between each infusion or stick with one.

Catnip infusion
You’ll need:  A quart (32 oz.) sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)  1 ounce of catnip leaves and flowers  Pot or electric water boiler to bring 32 fl. oz. of water to a boil Instructions:
1. Place plant material into jar
2. Pour 32 fl. oz. of boiling water into jar, cap and seal the jar
3. Allow plant material to infuse for 1 hour (2-4 hours if only using catnip leaves)
4. Strain liquid from plant material and voila Drink the 4 cups of the infusion throughout the day.
Make 1 quart of this infusion each day. Consume infusion within 36 hours (can be refrigerated).

Chamomile infusion
You’ll need:  A quart (32 oz.) sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)  1 ounce of medicinal grade chamomile flowers  Pot or electric water boiler to bring 32 fl. oz. of water to a boil Instructions:
1. Place plant material into jar
2. Pour 32 fl. oz. of boiling water into jar, cap and seal the jar
3. Allow plant material to infuse for 10-30 minutes
4. Strain liquid from plant material and voila Drink the 4 cups of the infusion throughout the day.
Make 1 quart of this infusion each day. Consume infusion within 36 hours (can be refrigerated).

Licorice root infusion
(NOTE: avoid with high blood pressure) You’ll need:  A pint (16 oz.) sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)  1 ounce of licorice root  Pot or electric water boiler to bring 16 fl. oz. of water to a boil Instructions:
1. Place plant material into jar
2. Pour 16 fl. oz. of boiling water into jar, cap and seal the jar
3. Allow plant material to infuse for 1-2 hours max
4. Strain liquid from plant material and voila
Drink the 4 cups of the infusion throughout the day. Make 1 quart of this infusion each day. Consume infusion within 36 hours (can be refrigerated).

UTI Pain Relief (Urinary Tract Infection)

Alleviating Pain
If castor oil packs are applicable in your case, you may refer to the my post ‘How-To: Castor Oil Packs’. As an example, they can be topically applied over the bladder or kidney regions (on the back).

Don’t underestimate the power of simply massaging the kidney area as well with just your fingers (or someone else’s). Some like to use a stick for massage or a vibrating wand.

During acute flare-ups of pain and burning it is recommended that one or more of the following remedies be consumed frequently (every 30-60 minutes).

Herbal Infusions:
Marshmallow root cold infusions may be ingested to help soothe and alleviate pain in the urinary tract.

Marshmallow Root Fomentation
During flare-ups, in addition to the Marshmallow cold infusions, you can apply Marshmallow root fomentations.
1) Add approximately 3 cups of water to a pot.
2) Add 3 heaping tablespoons of shredded marshmallow root to the water.
3) Bring the shredded marshmallow root to a boil for 15 minutes.
4) Turn down the heat and wait for the tea to cool down to a comfortable but warm temperature, while remaining on the stove (to keep it warm).
5) Place two cloths in the pot. Let them soak up the liquid for 30 seconds or so. Take one cloth, wring out the excess liquid and place it over the bladder. Keep it there until the cloth has cooled, then put it back in the pot and switch with the other cloth. Then repeat.
During flare-ups, stop intake of liquid lymphatic formulas. Once the flare-up subsides, resume intake of lymphatic formula at half dosage of what you were taking and see if the pain/burning returns.

Slippery Elm Bark Tea
Slippery elm is another mucilaginous and soothing herb. Brewed as tea, slippery elm will help alleviate pain in the urinary tract.
1) Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
2) Add 2 tablespoons of powdered slippery elm bark to your drinking cup.
3) Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes and consume immediately.
To begin with, consume 3-4 cups at most throughout the day.

Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Blend
Ingredients:
 ½ cup of cut and sifted yarrow
 ½ cup of cut and sifted uva ursi
 ½ cup of marshmallow root
Instructions:
1) Place ingredients in a quart jar.
2) Pour 32 oz. of boiling water into the jar.
3) Allow it to infuse for 2 hours before consuming.
Sip on this blend frequently, drinking about 1 cup per hour.

Baking Soda
An additional option for achieving relief of pain is baking soda.
1) Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda to herbal teas or in plain water and consume.
This can be done 2-3 times per day.

Comfrey Leaf Herbal Infusion
What you’ll need:
 Quart (32 oz.), sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)
 1 ounce of cut & sifted Comfrey leaves
 32 fl. oz. of water
 Pot or electric water boiler (with a 32+ fl. oz. capacity)
Instructions:
1. Place plant material into quart jar and pour 32 fl. oz. of boiling water into the jar (make sure all plant material is submerged)
2. Give content a good stir, then cap and seal the jar
3. Allow the Comfrey to infuse/steep for 4 hours or overnight 4. Once finished, strain off the plant material and discard (compost if possible); the infusion is now ready for serving Drink a pint (16. oz./2 cups) per day (you can drink half a quart the first day, half a quart the following day – and repeat). This infusion should be consumed within 36 hours at most. Any mint (peppermint, spearmint, etc.) (1-2 pinches) can be added to the infusion to slightly curb the astringency and enhance flavor.

Marshmallow Root Cold Infusion
What you’ll need:
 Pint (16 oz.), sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)
 Cut & sifted Marshmallow root (enough to fill ¼ of jar)
 Lukewarm water
Instructions:
1. Place plant material into pint jar and fill to top with lukewarm water (make sure all plant material is submerged)
2. Cap and seal the jar
3. Allow the Marshmallow to infuse for at least 4 hours or overnight
4. Once finished, strain off the plant material and discard (compost if possible); the infusion is now ready for serving
Consume or apply as needed. You can drink 16+ oz. of this infusion daily.

Nettle Herbal Infusion
A nettle leaf infusion is a superb tonic for the kidneys and the rest of the urinary system and also helps to relieve pain.
What you’ll need:
 Quart (32 oz.), sealable mason/preserving jar (preferably made of glass)
 1 ounce of cut & sifted Nettle herb
 32 fl. oz. of water
 Pot or electric water boiler (with a 32+ fl. oz. capacity)
Instructions:
1. Place plant material into quart jar and pour 32 fl. oz. of boiling water into the jar (make sure all plant material is submerged)
2. Give content a good stir, then cap and seal the jar
3. Allow the Nettle to infuse/steep for 4 hours
4. Once finished, strain off the plant material and discard (compost if possible); the infusion is now ready for serving
Drink a quart (32. oz./4 cups) throughout the day. You can drink this infusion daily; this infusion should be consumed within 36 hours at most.

When addressing UTI the protocols should generally go lightly on the lymphatic herbs, at least until kidney filtration has been achieved. Acid type fruits can be problematic for certain individuals whom must rely more on sub-acid or sweet fruits. It is not uncommon for a person to have to start with a diet consisting predominantly of raw and cooked greens.

Sunny Morrow, a detoxification specialist who specializes in guiding people dealing with interstitial cystitis, places strong emphasis on the use of green smoothies (using primarily small amounts of banana and/or apple for sweetening) and salads as a means of transitioning toward being able to fully enjoy all varieties of fruit without excruciating pain.

Unless dealing with interstitial cystitis specifically, watermelons are a sublime choice of fruit for an extended mono-diet, if the person can tolerate it, due to their effective kidney cleansing properties.

Note that Dr. Morse does not recommend the use of whole cranberries, cranberry extract or cranberry juice.

In some cases, a change of diet is enough for total relief of pain for as long as the new diet is sustained. This presents an utmost fortunate opportunity to fix the problem without having to endure much, if any pain and agony in the process.

Interstitial Cystitis
If dealing with interstitial cystitis, try a regular infusion of comfrey leaf or a cold infusion of marshmallow root (instructions above). Continue either one of these infusions and monitor how your body responds in terms of pain levels.

In addition, the nettle herb infusion listed above can be used as a long-term nourishing and trophorestorative infusion for at least 3 months after symptoms have subsided.

Thank you Grape Gate and Dr. Morse

This is not medical advice and is for information purposes only. Do your research and take responsibility for your own health.

HERBAL INHALANT

Inhalants are used primarily for loosening and breaking up hardened mucus within the bronchi and lungs. They are also used to stop the lungs and bronchi from going into a spasm, yet they do NOT stop the expectoration of mucus, unlike chemical inhalers.

Chemical inhalers can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D.) and cancer. Inhalants are simple to use and make. The most popular are tea inhalants.

Herbs like pleurisy root, mullein leaf, fenugreek, eucalyptus, and coltsfoot can be boiled like a tea: 1 teaspoon of herb per cup of spring or distilled water (add a little extra water to allow for evaporation). You can also use the 3-Lung Tea.

How to Make an Inhalant Tea:
1. Place one teaspoon of each herb 3½ cups of spring/distilled water and bring to a boil. More water can be added to allow for evaporation. 2. Let your tea simmer (low heat) for 3 to 5 minutes so the herb will still disperse into the water. This will also allow the steam to rise from your mixture. Take the pot off the stove and put it on a trivet on your kitchen table. 3. Place your head over the pan (not too close as steam can burn!), then cover your head and pan with a towel. 4. Breathe deeply. Alternate breathing through the mouth and nose.

Notes:  You can add lobelia for an antispasmodic effect, if you wish.  A castor oil pack with a pinch of cayenne pepper can be applied over the chest area if you wish. This is extremely beneficial at helping to clean out the lungs.  You may also add lung formulas to the castor oil packs. Taking a lung tincture internally is also advised.  Oils, such as eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint, and the like may be added to a steam inhale or castor oil pack (but not a spray inhalant as oils can cause damage to the mucus membranes when applied directly).

Thanks to Grape Gate and Dr. Robert Morse

This is not medical advice and is for information purposes only.

EYE WASH – How To

Instructions for preparing and doing an eyewash using Dr. Robert Morse’s Eye Wash

 

Preparing the Eyewash:
1. Simmer water, but do not bring to the boiling point (if water does reach the boiling point, allow it to cool for a few minutes before adding herbs). 2. Pour about ¼ cup into a glass cup or mug. 3. Add a dropperful of Dr. Morse’s Eye Wash formula and let cool. 4. Pour into eyecup and use as a rinse throughout the day. 5.

This portion will give you approximately 4-5 rinses per day. Make a fresh batch each morning. For Smaller Amounts: Add 6-12 drops to 2 oz. of hot (not boiling) water.

To Rinse Eyes:
1. Pour the prepared eyewash mixture into your eyecup. Lean your head forward and place edge of cup against top and bottom eyelid, covering eye socket and creating a tight seal. 2. Holding eyecup in place, tilt head back and allow liquid to settle over eye. 3. With liquid solution covering eye, roll your eye around in the socket, allowing solution to thoroughly saturate your eyeball. 4. Lean forward and remove eyecup. Discard solution and rinse cup. Add new solution and repeat with other eye. 5. For a quicker rinse of both eyes at once, place a pair of swim goggles on a table and fill each goggle with eyewash solution. Press face onto goggles, and once a tight seal has been created tip head back, holding goggles in place.

Thanks to the Dr. Robert Morse Clinic

CASTOR OIL PACKS

Herein will be explained how to prepare and apply castor oil packs, and what you will need to do so.
Suggested Usage
 Pain relief (e.g. joint pain)
 Inflammation
 Nausea
 Induce relaxation  Lung congestion (and breathing difficulties due to spasms)  Hardened or swollen tissues (e.g. areas such as the liver, kidneys, lymph nodes, spleen, etc.)

ITEMS NEEDED
Soft, flannel cloth (cotton or wool) Cut flannel to the appropriate size (e.g. 10 to 12 inches to cover the abdomen).
Cold-pressed castor oil Available at most health food stores.
Wax paper or plastic wrap Available at most convenience and grocery stores.
Heat source Preferably a non-electric source such as a hot water bottle. But you can still use an electric blanket or heating pad, if necessary.

Written Instructions
1) Fold the cloth into a two-to-four-inch thickness.
2) Saturate the cloth with the cold-pressed castor oil.
3) Apply the cloth directly to the skin on the area that needs treatment.
4) Place a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap over the soaked flannel cloth.
5) Apply heat over the wax paper or plastic wrap covering the soaked flannel cloth.
6) Maintain in place for at least an hour.
7) Leave on overnight, if necessary.
8) The recommended frequency for use of castor oil packs is three to seven times per week.
9) The flannel pack does not need to be discarded after one application. It may be kept in a glass container in the refrigerator for future use.

Video Instructions
Basic and brief tutorial:
(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW5nioCQwfM
In-depth tutorials:
(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R96zN98s6XI
(2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVaCT80TzlY

Thanks to Grape Gate

 

EMERGENCY FIRST AID KIT

ALOE VERA Considered a superb healing plant for burns; used for fungal induced itching and for soothing of the intestines (only consume as needed).

ARNICA OIL Can be utilized externally for sprains, muscle pulls, stiff and/or sore muscles and the like.

A HEAT SOURCE Such as a hot water bottle or heating pad, etc. These are used for dilating or “driving” herbs into the skin. Also used for Castor Oil Packs.

BENYDRYL – for a closed throat. Temp treatment.

CASTOR OIL PACKS The packs can be used to soften skin and muscle tissues, aid an individual during times of breathing difficulties (great for people with lung problems), pain management and much more. OLIVE OIL Can be used as an alternative to castor oil.

CAYENNE PEPPER Applied topically to stop injuries from bleeding.

AN ANTI-SPASMODIC HERBAL TINCTURE Used in cases of spasms, convulsions, and all types of cramps. Also used for mild to moderate pain.and much more.

HERBAL PAIN FORMULA Used for mild to moderate pains. Preferred in tincture form. Valerian Root, White Willow Bark, Kava Kava good for pain.

TEA TREE OIL Used as an herbal antiseptic, and also for temporarily remedying itching originating from fungi.

SLIPPERY ELM AND/OR MARSHMALLOW ROOT HERBAL TEAS Used in cases of acid reflux and for relief of digestive inflammation and distress.

PLANTAIN TINCTURE AND SALVE Used for insect bites, snake bites, and other poisonous bites.

PLEURISY ROOT, MULLEIN LEAF AND/OR FENUGREEK SEED Used as lung expectorants.

HERBAL INTESTINAL CORRECTIVE LAXATIVE Used in cases of food poisoning or intestinal discomfort following a meal.

HERBAL HEALING SALVE A healing salve should contain herbs such as comfrey, horsetail, lobelia, marigold, etc. This type of salve is used for sprains, muscle pulls, joint pains, wounds and the like.

AN HERBAL PARASITIC FORMULA For bacterial “infections” (overgrowths), E-coli, Candida, etc.

AN HERBAL BLEEDING FORMULA To stop internal and profuse external bleeding.

JOHN W. KEIM’S BURNS & WOUNDS OINTMENT Applied topically to heal burns (1st through 3rd degree burns) and wounds.

BURNAID[.com] Emergency burn dressings (used mostly for 1st and 2nd degree burns) for soothing inflammation and alleviating pain.

SALTWATER BATH – good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc. Soothing, alkalizing. Add a few good handfuls of a natural unprocessed salt to a tub of warm water. You can add a handfull of baking soda for extra alkalyzation. Some like to add Epsom salts as well.

STABILITY AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

(1) MOONSHINE YARROW; (2) EMERGENCY RELIEF; (3) FIVE-FLOWER FORMULA All three of the above flower essences can be used to calm individuals experiencing anxiety attacks, emotional shocks and traumas, emotional release, mild to extreme sorrow, etc. Moonshine Yarrow can greatly assist someone going through depression.

ASSISTANCE FOR STOPPING CIGARETTE SMOKING LOBELIA Once ingested, gives cigarettes a sometimes very foul taste.
KUDZU ROOT Used for breaking the attachment to alcohol, but also makes quitting cigarette smoking easier.
SKULLCAP Used for decreasing withdrawal symptoms.

This is not medical advice and is for information purposes only.

MANAGING BURNS

Managing Burns
Henceforth a selection of options that are available to you in consideration of the degree of burn you’ve experienced will be outlined. Once given the chance, there is no limit to what Nature can do in terms of regeneration of bodily tissue – including complete regeneration of third degree burns without scarring as profoundly demonstrated by the Amish healer, John W. Keim, through the application of his Burn & Wounds Ointment (link) and ample use of scalded burdock leaves wrapped around the skin.
First off, familiarize yourself with Aloe Vera, Burdock Leaf, and Burdock Root. Both aloe vera and the burdock plant are powerful rejuvenators of skin tissue.
Aloe Vera has splendid soothing, healing and skin renewing properties. It does have a drying effect, when taken internally, so it is not advised to ingest large quantities of it – however – applied topically, it is a superior tissue healer. Burdock leaves are high in calcium and supportive of kidney tissues. Burdock root is a powerful regenerator of the liver and a great blood cleanser.
It is recommended to always having a bottle of either of the following flower essences: (1) MOONSHINE YARROW; (2) EMERGENCY RELIEF; or (3) FIVE-FLOWER FORMULA.
… in the medicine cabinet, in order to mitigate acute stress responses (shocks) and trauma.

FIRST DEGREE BURNS

First degree burns generally result in redness of the epidermis (top layer) of the skin. Usually, the skin will feel warm and painful to the touch.
First degree burns include:
* Hot water burns
* Contact with hot stoves or ovens
* Sun burns
* Oral burn from hot food (especially soups)
* Etc.

Managing First Degree Burns:
You should start off with cooling down the burn with cold water, immediately.
This degree of burn is normally easy to remedy in a timely manner. Most often, the pain will subside on its own within one or two days. To speed up the process, one may apply fresh aloe vera gel to the affected area. See instructions for wrapping the skin with aloe vera further below.
Aloe vera baths are also superb, but requires a lot of aloe vera gel or juice, which most people don’t have access to in times of need.
Slippery elm baths are a good alternative to aloe vera baths, due to the anti-inflammatory properties and mucilaginous quality of the herb. If it’s only a small area that has been affected, you may mix some slippery elm powder with a little water until a paste-consistency is achieved, then apply it as a soothing poultice.
Raw honey can also be applied directly to the affected areas of mild burns.

Lavender oil (only the lavandula officinalis variety) is an excellent essential oil of which can be applied directly on the affected areas. This oil does not require to be diluted in a carrier oil. Combine it with aloe vera gel for extra regenerative power.
A Heal-All Tea baths is another excellent option. Written instructions can be found further below.
Jown W. Keim’s Burns & Wounds Ointment  is a powerful formula which is utilized for all degrees of burns. Although a formula of this potency is not necessary for mild burns, it’s still a great option, if you have it.
As part of an emergency kit, you can purchase and store Burnaid burn dressings.

SECOND DEGREE BURNS

Second degree burns are exemplified by red, blistering skin of which the epidermis (top layer) and dermis (second layer) have been affected. The person is usually in very significant pain, and may go into shock.
Second degree burns include:
* Burns from contact with hot liquid
* Burns from fire (open flames)
* Chemical
* Etc.

Managing Second Degree Burns:
You should start off with cooling down the burn with cold water, immediately.
Second degree burns are more serious but can very easily be managed at home in most cases. Be sure to keep a bottle of the aforementioned flower essences on hand in case the victim experiences shock. Keep in mind that the shock can occur several hours after the accident so it may be advisable to ingest the flower essence to avoid or mitigate this. Do NOT hesitate to seek professional assistance, if needed.
These are cases where aloe vera juice baths and wrapping the skin in fresh aloe vera, is highly recommended. See instructions further below on wrapping the skin.
As part of an emergency kit, you can purchase and store Burnaid burn dressings for use on first and second degree burns.
Alternatively, if you have burdock leaves, you may also wrap these around the skin. Tinctured burdock leaves can be taken internally, while burdock roots brewed to tea (and also tinctured) can be ingested as well.

THIRD DEGREE BURNS

Third degree burns are burns that have completely incinerated the layers of the skin. Any leftover skin from the burn will normally appear either black or white. The nerve endings in the area of where the most damage has been done will likely have been completely destroyed – meaning that the person may only experience pain in the adjacent areas. A person is very likely to go into shock from a third degree burn.
Third degree burns include:
* Burns from electricity
* Chemical (acid) burns
* Burns from fire (open flames)
* Etc.

Managing Third Degree Burns:
With burns of this severity, do NOT attempt to cool down with water.
With third degree burns an important decision must be made quickly. The victim is either going to go to the hospital emergency room, and be treated the medical way, or you immediately seek the professional assistance of a naturopathic physician, or herbalist, who knows how to properly deal with third degree burns and is able to help you.
You would be well advised to contact Robert Morse, N.D.’s Herbal Health Center at (941) 255-1979 as soon as possible.
Recovering from third degree burns, Nature’s way, requires extensive use of aloe vera juice baths, dressings of aloe vera or scalded burdock leaves, as well as ample consumption of tinctured burdock leaves and burdock root. The Burns & Wounds Ointment (link) is highly recommended. This combination of some of Nature’s finest skin rejuvenators can produce total recovery of the skin with zero scarring and comparatively minimal pain – and in most cases voiding the need for skin grafting – but requires your trust and faith in Nature which many people, unfortunately, may lack.

Allopathic treatment of third degree burns will produce a certain degree of recovery, but with extensive scarring. The procedures utilized (e.g. skin grafting) can be very painful, and ample amounts of pain killers and anesthetics, which in and of themselves can produce damaging effects, will have to be employed. This is the most uncomfortable and painful way of managing and recovering from third degree burns. But in most cases it’s the only option people have.

Aloe Vera Skin Wrapping
Acquire several fresh aloe vera leaves and follow the instructions outlined. 1) Cut the leaves at the base.
2) Slit the stalk horizontally, exposing the gelatinous interior.
3) Using the thickest, juiciest section for the burn, cut a piece large enough to completely cover the burn and its surrounding tissue.
4) Place the entire piece on the area (gel and peel, gel side toward the burn).
5) Cover the aloe with roller gauze and surgical tape to keep it firmly in place.
6) Leave on overnight or, if burn occurred early in the day, cut a fresh piece of aloe to make a new dressing and leave on overnight.
7) The remaining stalk of aloe may be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight.
8) In the morning, cut a new piece of the refrigerated aloe to make a fresh dressing.
9) Repeat applications twice a day until area is healed.

This is not medical advice and is for information purposes only.

Thanks to Grape Gate

Gua Sha Skin Cleanse

Gua Sha is an inexpensive but effective way of opening up the pores of the skin to draw out toxicity and debris from the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. This greatly assists the skin in its role of elimination. This body scrub is especially recommend for people with scurf rims (i.e. skin rings; a sometimes thick, black ring circling the periphery of the iris) and weak thyroid glands inhibiting their ability to produce sweating.
Although there are many variances of ingredients used, the two primary ingredients utilized are triple distilled vodka and baking soda. And these two basic ingredients easily suffice.
1) Mix the alcohol with baking soda until you achieve a paste consistency.
2) Optionally add a few drops of essential oil (e.g. sweet orange, red mandarin, clary sage, etc.).
3) Get in the shower and rinse yourself off for a minute or so, then turn off the shower.
4) Now apply and scrub the mixture all over your body (you can use a skin brush, bath mitt, or loofah).
5) When you’re done, get back in the shower and rinse off.
6) Optional: after the scrub, it is highly recommend getting out in the sun for 20 to 45 minutes, depending on how much you can tolerate.
As a general rule of thumb, you may do this body scrub once per day.

Thanks to Grape Gate.

Jivana Tea Baths

1) Fill your bathtub with water. Enough, so that you can easily submerge your head under the water, if desired. Account for an additional 1 to 2 liters of water from the prepared tea.
2) Depending on how strong you want it, you may add 2 to 5 full tablespoons of the Jivana Detox Tea blend to 2 liters of water in a pot.
3) Bring the tea to a boil, lower the heat and then let it simmer for 7 minutes.
4) When the tea is ready, you may pour 1 liter or the whole 2 liters into the bathtub.
5) Take off all clothing and submerge yourself into the bathtub, relax and enjoy. You may stay in it for up to 90-120 minutes, but pay attention to how your body is feeling.

Note: You can also use Dr. Morse’s Heal-All Tea

Managing Inflamed and Itchy Skin

For those dealing with severe itchy-skin type conditions, a few ideas will be provided for what you can do to receive temporary relief:
 Ocean water is superb for those dealing with psoriasis. May also aid rosacea, eczema and itchiness.
 Chickweed herbal baths are excellent for mild, moderate and severe itchiness (eczema and rashes especially).
 Tinctured grindelia herb can be applied directly to rashes to stop the itching.
 Peppermint or lavender essential oil diluted in a carrier oil (coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, etc.) can be applied topically to rashes, itchy areas or sunburns. You may also add several drops to your bathtub water for relief of widespread itching.

Chickweed Bath Written Instructions
1. Gather a big handful of freshly picked chickweed and wash it.
2. Chop the chickweed into smaller pieces and place in a mortar and pestle to extract the green juice.
3. Pour the juice and the mashed up chickweed into your bathtub.
4. Soak in it for 15-20 minutes.
Alternatively (especially if you don’t have access to a bathtub), you may also spread the juice directly onto the affected area and let it dry onto the skin.
If you do not have access to fresh chickweed, you may purchase cut and sifted chickweed (www.iHerb.com is an option), and brew teas out of it for internal ingestion. You may also prepare a quart of strong chickweed tea and add it to your bathtub water for you to soak in.
A quality Heal-All type tea can be used in place of chickweed tea.