Anodyne - Eases pain.
Anthelmintic - Expels or destroys intestinal worms.
Antacid - Corrects acid conditions in stomach, blood and bowels.
Antibiotic - Inhibits growth and destroys viruses and bacteria.
Anticatarrhal - Eliminates mucous conditions.
Antiemetic - Relieves stomach sickness; prevents vomiting.
Antipyretic - Reduces fevers also called a refrigerant.
Antilithic - Helps prevent the formation of gravel and stones.
Antiseptic - Prevents the growth of bacteria.
Antispasmodic - Relieves convulsions and cramps.
Aperient - Mild laxative; softens stool without purging.
Aphrodisiac - Corrects impotence; balances sexual powers.
Aromatic - Has fragrant smell; agreeable pungent taste.
Astringent - Increases tissue tone, firmness; contracts tissue.
Cardiac - Increases the power of the heart.
Carminative - Expels gas from the stomach, intestines, and bowels.
Cathartic - Causes rapid evacuation of the bowels.
Cholagogue - Promotes the flow of bile.
Condiment - Used to season foods and increase digestive activity.
Demulcent - Relieves internal inflammation gives protective coating.
Deobstruent - Overcomes obstructions; aperient.
Diaphoretic - Increases perspiration; Stimulating - Neutral Relaxing.
Discutient - Dissolves and removes tumors and abnormal growths.
Diuretic Increases flow of urine; removes water from the body.
Emetic - Induces vomiting.
Emmenagogue - Promotes menstrual flow
Emollient - Applied externally to soften and soothe skin.
Expectorant - Removes mucous from nose, throat, lungs and bronchial passages.
Febrifuge - Reduces fever.
Glactagogue - Promotes secretion of nursing milk.
Hemostatic - Stops internal bleeding or hemorrhaging.
Hepatic - Strengthens, tones and stimulates liver secretions.
Laxative - Promotes bowel action; a mild purgative.
Lithotriptic - Stimulates and cleanses the lymphatic system.
Mucilaginous - Soothes inflammation.
Nervine - A tonic to the nervous system.
Nutritive - Supplies substantial nutrients for building and toning.
Opthalmic - Heals diseases of the eye.
Oxytocic - Assists labor and promotes easy childbirth.
Parasiticide - Kills and removes parasites from the skin.
Pectorals - Helps relieve chest and respiratory problems.
Purgative - Causes strong bowel movement.
Rubefacient - Causes redness and increased blood supply to the skin.
Sedative - Reduces excitement and nervous reactions.
Sialagogue - Promotes increased flow of saliva.
Stimulant - Increases energy; quickens actions of the system.
Stomachic - Gives strength and tone to the stomach.
Styptic - Contracts tissues or blood vessels; Checks bleeding.
Tonic - Increases energy and systemic tone through nutrition.
Vermicide - Expels and destroys worms without expulsion from the bowels.
Vermifuge - Expels and destroys worms by expelling from the bowels, heals cuts, burns, and wounds.
Acid Indigestion Relief
Heartburn, Flatulence, Bloating, Hyperacidity, Indigestion, Poor Digestion, Belching, Gastritis
1/2 tsp. Prunus mume leaves, powdered
1/2 tsp. Caraway seeds
1/4 tsp. Dill weed
1 cup hot water
Stir the herbs into the hot water and allow to stand for 10 minutes, covered. Strain off the caraway seeds and drink following meals or when needed.
The Trade Practices Act 1974 helps to ensure that products being sold as 'organic' are in fact organic. Severe penalties can apply for selling non-organic produce as organic.
Generally, when we see something marked as Organic we naturally expect that it is reasonably 'pesticide free' which is often the main concern. Organic, unfortunately does not mean that the produce is any better than non-organic. From our experience, Certifying bodies ensure, by a process of strict bookkeeping, that pesticides and herbicides are not used on their members farms. There does not seem to be any attempt at ensuring that the farmers are actually any good at what they do or that the quality of their produce is of a standard that justifies the increased price tag.