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Updated: Mar 13, 2021

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Its many functions include protection, excretion, and sensory perception. The skin is responsible for excreting about one-quarter of the body's wastes. Any problem with the skin puts a strain on the other three major organs involved in eliminating wastes: the kidneys, lungs, and bowels. Any dysfunction with these organs will also have an effect on the skin. The skin helps to regulate body temperature through perspiration, which acts as a cooling process. It protects the more vital organs from extremes in temperature, harmful rays from the sun, and invasive microorganisms. Ailments are rarely symptomatic of the skin itself; more often they are sings of complex processes involving aspects of the hole body.

Skin problems vary enormously, from those that are chronic, such as eczema and psoriasis, to those which might be a temporary allergic reaction, such as a rush or urticaria. Bacterial, viral, and fungal infections may cause acne, boils, warts, herpes, and athlete's foot.

Psoriasis is an extremely common autoimmune condition that causes the body to react in an abnormal way buy attacking parts of its own skin cells. It is distressing because of its appearance: red areas, often raised and clearly marked, produce excess epidermis, which can itch and flake off. Eruptions are symmetrical, preferably elbows, ears, knees, legs, scalp and low back. Attacks fingernails, leaving them discoloured, pitted, cracked or split.

Psoriasis is non contagious and is rare under age of ten, usually first appears in early adult life. Though it is said there is no cure, herbs can keep psoriasis under control. Topical steroids may clear lesions but they have a high relapse rate and are subject to side-effects.

Being psoriasis an autoimmune disease, anything that compromises the body's immune system can lead to its improper reaction and the developing of conditions like psoriasis. There are several factors that harm the immune system and weaken it. Stress, a poor diet and nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, injury and surgery, digestive problems, and the over-use of antibiotics can all impair the immune system.

A positive and relaxed state of mind will help to increase the body's ability to cope with allergies and disease. A wholefood diet high in organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans and legumes, and unrefined oil will provide a good foundation for a healthy immune system. Using herbs that strengthen the immune system and help recovery from illness and injury, will enhance healthy functioning in all systems of the body.




Herbal treatment include: Burdock root, Chickweed, Clivers, Dandelion, Echinacea, Balm of Gilead, Bitter lemon, Blue Flag root, Figwort, Goldenseal, Linseed, Mountain Grape, Queen's Delight, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Thuja, Yellow Dock, Chaparral, Liquorice root.


Link to herbal treatment: The herbs recommended below are all organic and pure with nothing else added. For best result take both Burdock root and Lemon Balm dried herbs, the first is a blood cleanser and the second calm and soothe the nervous system. For children dosage click here.















Note: The herbs here recommended are to be used for their natural healing properties. If you have a chronic condition or are already following medical advice, you should seek further advice before you start any herbal treatment. There are herbs that are not safe to be used when you have a medical condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding, so pay particular attention to warnings and contraindications. Children's dosages differ from those for adults. Do not exceed the recommended dosages.

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Updated: Jan 30, 2021


The best time to take herbal medicine is half hour before meals. In acute conditions doses should be taken a few days until cessation of symptoms or on practitioner's instruction. In chronic cases treatment may continue for weeks but with the break of a week after each period of 6 weeks.

Dosage may vary from herb to herb but today's standard doses are as follows unless stated otherwise. Dried herbs may be swallowed with water (Psyllium seeds) or drunk as a tea or decoction. Dosage is usually thrice daily for chronic conditions and every 2 hours for acute cases.

Measurement: 1 millilitre = 15 drops, 1 teaspoon = 5ml (5 millilitres or 75 drops liquid medicine). Take liquid extracts or tinctures in water (25ml).


To make infusions with loose herbs can be used a glass teapot with infuser.


To measure loose herbs can be used measuring spoons.



Dosages for herbal remedies from birth till God's decree:


Babies up to six months should only have herbal remedies under the guidance of an experienced herbal practitioner.



Babies six months up to one year one-tenth of an adult dose. If the mother is breastfeeding the baby will receive the correct amount if the mother takes the normal dosage. It is important to consult a qualified practitioner.



Children one up to six years one-third of the normal adult dose.



Children six up to twelve years one-half of the normal adult dose.



Twelve years old and onwards 3-4 cups a day of infusions, or 2-3 cups a day decoctions, or 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of tincture 2-3 times a day.



Over 70s infusions 2-3 cups a day, or decoctions 1-2 cups a day, or tinctures 1 tsp (5 ml) 2-3 times a day.










Note: The herbs here recommended are to be used for their natural healing properties. If you have a chronic condition or are already following medical advice, you should seek further advice before you start any herbal treatment. There are herbs that are not safe to be used when you have a medical condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding, so pay particular attention to warnings and contraindications. Children's dosages differ from those for adults. Do not exceed the recommended dosages.

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Updated: Mar 13, 2021


The lymph system is the body's mechanism to wash tissues of toxins, passing them back into the bloodstream to be cleansed by the liver and kidneys. After exposure to inflammation from colds, allergy or deficient diet adenoids, that are lymphoid tissue at the junction of the throat and nose, may overgrow and become diseased. Mainly in children age 3 to 10.

Symptoms may include: Mouth always half open through inability to breath freely through nose, nose thin and shrunken, teeth may protrube, snoring, possible deafness from ear infection, children gritting their teeth at night.


Herbal treatment include: Clivers, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Marigold, Poke root, Queen's Delight, Sarsaparilla, Thuja, Wild Indigo.



Link to herbal treatment: The herbs recommended below are all organic and pure with nothing else added. In alternative of Clivers dried herbs there is a Clivers alcohol free tincture which makes it suitable for kids. For best result take both Clivers and Echinacea dried herbs, the first with help the lymphatic system and the second will boost the immune system. For children dosage click here.



Cleavers (Galium aparine): The parts used are leaves and stems and the active constituents are iridoids, polyphenolic acids, anthraquinones, alkanes and flavonoids, tannins and coumarins. Cleavers main action is that of a diuretic by eliminating toxins from the body via the urinary system. Effective as a lymphatic cleanser it can be used to treat swollen lymph glands. Helpful in skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. One of the iridoids acts as a mild laxative. Can be helpful to reduce blood pressure. For the nervous system it is used as a sleep tonic.

Contraindications: Do not use if you have low blood pressure.



One teaspoon (1g) of Cleavers dried herb in one cup of boiling water, infuse 5-15 minutes and take thrice daily.




For Cleavers tinctures take one teaspoon (5 ml) daily.



Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea/angustifolia): The parts used are root, rhizome and the active constituents are echinacoside (only in purpurea), isobutyl amides, polysaccarides, polyacetylenes, essential oil, alkaloids and flavonoids. Polysaccarides play a key role in preventing viruses from taking hold in the body's cells, stimulating the white T-cells. Alkaloids perform an antibacterial and antifungal function. Can be used as an alterative, or blood cleanser. Aids the skin, clearing boils and other complaints. Immunostimulant.

Contraindications: Consult a doctor before taking if you suffer from HIV, AIDS or any other auto-immune disease.




Boil for 15 minutes one teaspoon (1g) of Echinacea dried herb in a cup of water. Take three times a day.











Note: The herbs here recommended are to be used for their natural healing properties. If you have a chronic condition or are already following medical advice, you should seek further advice before you start any herbal treatment. There are herbs that are not safe to be used when you have a medical condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding, so pay particular attention to warnings and contraindications. Children's dosages differ from those for adults. Do not exceed the recommended dosages.

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