Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) [Images 1 and 2]
Carotenoids, a component of Sheep Sorrel, are present at a concentration of approximately 8 - 12%. Beta carotene (a strong antioxidant member of the carotenoids) is converted to Vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A has been shown to strengthen the immune system by aiding production of white blood cells. White blood cells are what attack many of the body’s harmful intruders, including cancer.
Sheep Sorrel is rich in Vitamin A, B complex, C, D, K, and E. Its minerals include significant levels of calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, sulphur, zinc, maganese, iodine, and copper.
Sheep Sorrel is also rich in chlorophyll, which increases oxygen content in the blood. High levels of blood oxygen can increase the body’s action against many invasive conditions. Research at the Linus Pauling Institute and a M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital has shown chlorophyll enhances the body’s immunity against certain carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and has been shown to strengthen the immune system. According to these studies, it appears to be effective against chromosome damage — which is considered to be a precursor to cancer.
Sheep Sorrel is rich in potassium oxalate. It aids digestion, and has been reported to relieve stomach hemorrhage and jaundice.
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) [Images 3 and 4]
This herb is the best known for its beneficial effect on the skin. It increases circulation to the skin and helps to detoxify (cleanse) the epidermal tissues. Many users report exceptional beauty and glow of the skin from its use.
"Some of the conditions which may benefit from the root are: psoriasis, eczema, acne, boils, sties, carbuncles, ulcers of the stomach…" Similar to garlic, the root has been reported to destroy bacteria and fungus cultures. Anti-tumor properties have also been noted. Nagoya University researchers in Japan found that the root helps reduce cell mutations.
Another beneficial feature of this root is its action as a “blood purifier.” This term means the formula helps eliminate toxins for the blood and lymphatic system. Its action is also reported to work on the respiratory and urinary systems. The liver, gall bladder, kidneys, and digestive system benefit from the properties of Burdock Root. It may also help with elimination of excess fluids from the body.
Burdock Root is rich in vitamins B-complex and E. Its trace minerals include potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium.
Because of its diuretic action, conditions of arthritis, rheumatism, and sciatia may be improved. Many users report a rapid decrease in swollen ankles even if the condition hasn’t responded well to other treatments.
Burdock Root contains inulin (not to be confused with insulin) which helps regulate sugar (glucose) in metabolism. Diabetics may be helped and Inulin has also been shown to possess exceptional restorative properties. It increases immunity by improving the efficiency of white blood cells.
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus fulva) [Images 5 and 6]
This herb’s main constituent is mucilage. Mucilage is a gum dissolved in the bark’s juices.
This material has extraordinary cleansing properties. It has been reported to reduce the pain of ulcers—the mucilage coats any area it passes through. Slippery Elm Bark has a lubricating property which helps protect membranes linings and joints.
Relief of inflamed areas is commonly reported. An antibiotic and anti-microbial effect has also been reported along with an ability to remove toxins from the body.
Turkey Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum) [Images 7 and 8]
This root has been used in China for more than 2,000 years! Turkey Rhubarb has impressive detoxifying properties, especially for the liver.
The root also has antibiotic, anti-microbial, and anti-tumor properties. Although the original formula called for Indian Rhubarb Root (Rheum officianale), that particular variety typically can’t be obtained in the USA without chemical contamination. Turkey Rhubarb is a good substitute.
Herbalists theorize that the synergistic interaction of herbal ingredients is the cause for the effectiveness of the Ojibwa tea, "this remedy has anticancer and antiviral properties. It eliminates the pathogens with nontoxic virucides; repairs the liver, pancreas, and kidneys; detoxifies the body by ridding it of metabolic wastes; increases cellular metabolism by normalizing the blood chemistry- rebuilds the immune system and T-cells by regulating the hormonal balance".
The Known Therapeutic and Beneficial Activities Associated with The Ojibwa 4 Herb Mix:
- 1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposit in artery walls, heart, kidney, and liver.
- 2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.
- 3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.
- 4. Counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning.
- 5. Strengthens and tightens muscles, organs, and tissues.
- 6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, and membranes strong and flexible, less vulnerable to stress and stress injuries.
- 7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.
- 8. Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.
- 9. Removes toxic accumulation in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder and alimentary canals.
- 10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowels and eliminates both.
- 11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.
- 12. Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated by the kidneys.
- 13. Assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses the nerve fibers.
- 14. Reduces, perhaps eliminates heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.
- 15. Increases the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.
- 16. Purifies the blood.
- 17. Increases red cell production, and keeps them from rupturing.
- 18. Increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.
- 19. Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated; in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and also cleansed.
- 20. Converts calcium and potassium into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract.
- 21. Protects against toxins entering the brain.
- 22. Protects the body against radiation and X-rays.
- 23. Relieves pain, increases appetite, and provides more energy with a sense of well being.
- 24. Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area.
- 25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.
- 26. Inhibits and possibly destroys benign growths and tumors.
- 27. Protects the cells against free radicals.
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