Bridget Kitley Herb Nursery and Potager Landscaping
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AddressNooitgedacht Wine Estate, R304 - Out of Stellenbosch towards N1. Stellenbosch. Western Cape. 7800
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Chinese medicine often used Agrimony to treat menstrual difficulties, skin conditions, cough, sore throat, and diarrhea and incontinence. Internally for Chronic constipation (especially following iron medication), poor appetite, digestive problems and in colonic irrigation) NOT to be given to patients with IBS or pregnant women). A weak tea was used in the treatment of stomach ache and menstrual disorders. Externally, a wash of the leaves was applied to itching, rashes, swellings, boils, sores. Leaves have been used for anti-diarrhea agent, conjunctivitis by instilling directly into the eyes; the leaf oil when mixed with alcohol is applied as a lotion for skin infections, internally for bronchitis. Externally for dandruff, rheumatism, sprains, bruises, atonic ulcers and scabies. She mentions, when using on the eyes, not to use the flower stems of the plant, as the juice in these stems is very thick. Internally seeds used for menstrual and menopausal problems. Leaves used by rastafarians to make an infusion to treat asthma, chest problems & high blood pressure. The smoke of the burning leaves is inhaled as a pain reliever. The most interesting health benefit of horseradish is of its anticancer effects. Astringent, healing herb that acts mainly on the genito-urinary system and controls both internal and external bleeding. Used internally for arthritis (especially rheumatoid arthritis) urinary problems, lung abscesses, diarrhoea associated with spleen weakness, liquor from fermented seeds is given for rheumatic pain. Aromatic herb, diuretic, tonic effect, stimulating immune system, arresting growth of tumours. A sprig of lavender under the pillow, or the essential oil burning in the room at night, aids sleep. Externally sore throat and apthous (ulcers that form on the mucous membrane) ulcers. Marjoram sweet (Oreganum marjorana) Internally bronchial complaints, tension headcahes, insomnia, anxiety, minor digestive upsets, painful menstruation, Externally for bronchial congestion, muscular pain, arthritis, sprains and stiff joints. Often combine with Comfrey for digestive complaints. As all the bitter herbs, mugwort is an excellent digestive stimulant and is quite effective taken before or after heavy meals to alleviate gas and bloating. A combination of agrimony, mugwort and vinegar is an excellent treatment for sciatica or muscular stiffness. Cooling, mucilaginous herb that soothes and lubricates tissues, promotes healing, expectorant diuretic, analgesic and anti-septic effects. Oregano (Oregano marjorana var: hirtum) Internally bronchial complaints, tension headcahes, insomnia, anxiety, minor digestive upsets, painful menstruation, Externally for bronchial congestion, muscular pain, arthritis, sprains and stiff joints. Leaves can also be infused to make herb flavoured lemonades. Infused into boiling water makes a refreshing peppermint tea.
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