Sunday, April 18, 2010


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You know us Irish girl always have something up our sleeves! ;-)

Now for this weeks blog: HERBS!

Yep, it's been awhile since we talked about alfalfa sandwiches! But, I got such a razing from you girls about that the last time...I'm playing it safe and chatting about other herbs today...ones you don't have to actually eat.

I know a lot of people suffer with ulcers; young and old. Did you know Mastic Gum is a good cure for ulcers. How many of you knew that White Oak Bark as well as Slippery Elm is also good for curing ulcers? Ears perked for anyone even thinking about becoming an'll need this info' soon enough. LOL

Oh...and as an author you'll also have a lot of Migraines so check out Fenugreek, Feverfew, or Lobelia...I hear Feverfew works very well....just don't over do it. Take it easy with this tends to cause a blister(s) if you take too much.

But did you know White Oak Bark is also good for loose teeth? I know most of you are way too young to worry about loose teeth right now, but it's a seed for storing for later reference when you get old and have a number of things wrong with you like loose teeth, Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids.

Don't laugh, these are things no one wants to talk about but when we start getting old a lot of us will suffer with one or many of these problems. So this is something to remember...a lot of us are taking care of aging parents who already suffer and this is something to try and see if they get any relief using the herb.

Know anyone who complains of Bronchitis, Nervous Disorders or Chronic Pain, Spasms, or Whooping Cough? Try the herb called Wild Lettuce. It just might help.

What about Stevia? They say Stevia helps with Diabetes, Food Cravings, Hypoglycemia, Sugar Substitute, Tobacco Cravings and Weight Reduction! And you can find it at your local Health food Store! You can cook with it just like you do with sugar. And it comes in Liquid, granular and powered.

So what do you think of that bit of information? Pretty good huh?

O.K., here something for you younger people - Hangovers - try taking Chlorella. They say Scullcap and Thyme (yap, the herb we use on our pork chops and in stuffing once in a while.) are good for that as well...isn't Prom night coming up soon? Collage kids should remember these. LOL

I heard Aloe Vera, Astragalus, Barley Juice Powder, Reishi Mushroom, Pau D'Arco, and Red Clover are all great for those who suffer with AIDS.

Isn't knowledge a wonderful thing?

Have a great week my friends.



Blodeuedd said...

Hi Hawk
Herbs, hm, yes I should learn more about those. I know so little, but I know so many of them are good for ya.

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Hawk!

Long time organic market shopper here. I tried some of the herbs you've mentioned and some you haven't, but I keep some of those in mind when I go to the natural foods market again. To really shop organic, I have to travel pretty far, so only do it about once month. I've even tried some of the organic solutions for my demonic dog too, lol. There are a few products that help bring piece and harmony to his mal-adjust brain chemistry. LOL It's expensive, but it works a little. But then so if puppy Prozac. (Even though he's evil, I love the little demon, so I'll try anything that helps his temperament, lol, and me not to get bit, especially when trimming his nails.)


Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey Sweetie!

OMG, I couldn't live without my herbs and Vitamins...I've never been disappointed in them. They work, they have no adverse side effects and they aren't bad for you like the modern medicines.

When I see ads for meds today...they say things like "Oh if you're shy there is a pill called Bla bla bla and it will cure you of being shy." (then really fast they add) "Side effects are dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, possible liver failure, heart attack, and death may occure."

WHAT????!!!!! Yet people still go running to these doctors asking for the shy medicine...I don't get it.

I'd rather be shy and learn to come out of my shell...or not...than to take that stuff.

It seems to me doctors have forgotten their cure the ill but only if the cure is not worse than the disease.'ll get more problems from the medicalman's meds than the disease! So why bother...if I don't have an herb to cure it (God's medicine)...then I'm stepping up to the Gods and handing over my number over to take the walk home.

I'm of the belief I'll stay healthier if I stay away from Doctors and their meds.
I had a very wealthy friend who was in her 70's and as healthy as a mountain and as happy as a kid at Christmas...she took herbs.
Then one day she started going to doctors - I asked her if she was sick? She said "No - healthy as an ox."
"So why go?" I said.
She replied, "Because to keep the health insurance I have, I have to go to see them (doctors) or I'll lose the insurance."

They immediately put her on pills for this or that...yet she said she never felt sick or had any symptoms of the diseases they told her she had (High blood pressure, anxiety, and depression)

{{{8-O !!!!! ??????

There was no way that woman had any of those problems! She had nothing to be anxious about - she lived her life the way she wanted. No one to tell her what to do. And that's the way she wanted it. She loved her independence! She ate right and had been for most of her life (a health nut - who do you think I learned all this from) and depressed...yeah right, I guess traveling the world and going dancing and enjoying life is depressing.NOT! She had everything she wanted and the money to get what she didn't have if she wanted it.

But they told her she was, and to take the pills - she did - a few short time later...she was dead.

Nope modern medicine is NOT for me. But this is just my opinion and beliefs.


Houston A.W. Knight said...


Oh I know I use herbs for my little Zeus...I'd be lost without them to help him.

GoldenSeal is my main cure all for my little garbage mouth pup!

Oh your doggy has a temperment problem go check out Bach Flower Essences for the family (and dogs) at the health food store...he does a lot for animals...and humans, as well for emotions and temperaments for both.

It's amasing what flowers can do for us and our animals...there is one I used for Zeus when we travel to calm him down - it might work for you dog - so be sure to check it out!


Liza said...

I've found that taking cinnamon helps me keep my blood sugar in check. I'm not sure what it is about it, but my blood sugar doesn't bottom out if I take cinnamon a couple of times a day. Will have to look into some of the herbs you listed for ulcers. I have lots of stomach trouble and nothing seems to work long-term.

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Hey sweetie!

Huh, Cinnamon for blood sugar? Never heard of that...I heard it's good to heal wounds and for Abdominal Spasms, Diarrhea, Improves Digestion, good for gas, it is good for suppressing E. coli and Candida Albicans.

But DO NOT use Cinnamon if you're pregnant.

I know that Fenugreek seeds lowers blood sugar levels. Ginseng will regulate blood sugar.

It's amazing what's in our kitchen that can help us with so much besides tasting good in our foods!

Hugs Babe!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Hawk!

Cinnamon does seem to work for people with a really mild Type 2 diabetes (controlling with diet) and to keep blood sugars more normalized. I'm not sure of the science behind it, but I've seen some talk about it on various sites.

Dottie :)

Helen Hardt said...

Wow -- interesting and informative post!

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Oh I didn't mean to insinuate Liza was wrong...Oh My gosh, no...I just meant I'd never heard that before, it's nice to know it helps with blood sugar levels too. I'll add that info' to my book of herbs for sure!

I thank you both for's the only way to learn.

And I love using these little known facts in my novels. So what Liza told me will be put to good use and shared with many when my work get published.

Hugs to you both!
You know I adore you!

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Well I honey! Glad you dropped by for a visit!

Yes, the subject of herbs is always one of's amazing what we hold in our kitchen that can cure us of most illnesses'...even cancers.
I just read where there is a mutation in the Gonorrhea bacterial infection that modern antibiotics can't Gonorrhea is fighting man to become incurable.
This is frightening to think...They say it's running a muck through our younger people. I hope for those who come down with this infection can find an herb to fight this.

If I hear anything I'll post it for sure!


M.V.Freeman said...

Very interesting Hawk!

I like herbs, I always have. I've heard if you use the herb Sage and make it into a tea (which I have) helps with stress and focus. All I know, is it's a lovely tea.

And I'm a huge believer in honey! Always use honey and lemon in warm water for those days that my throat hurts...or just because I like it..

Have a glorious day!


Houston A.W. Knight said...


Congrat won something over at Jes' contest...go see!

Hummm, Sage tea...I'll have to try that!

ME TOO...with the lemon and honey...sometimes I use it with hot water, but I usually use it more like a syrup (just lemon and honey) to help a bad sore throat.

Did you know a spider's web will work like a bandage and stop bleeding if you put it over a wound?

Hawk - I need your snail mail hon! You'll find my link at Jes' or up under my header under contact me.


M.V.Freeman said...

LOL! I'll email it to you right away!

And I've heard about the spiderwebs, that is so cool! Along that line, do you know that some doctors still use leeches to put on infections to get the bad stuff? Yucky I know, but effective without the antibiotic side effects.

This is one conversation I can go on and on about! Love it!

Now, I am going to meander on over to Jes's place.

Hope today brings you great surprizes...


Houston A.W. Knight said...


WooHoo on your win...

I think this is the first contest where everyone was a winner! Leave it to my twin to show me up! How will I ever live up to that contest! ???? :-(

Leeches! They still do that?
Well, then I would have to guess... it still works... And proves the Gods made leeches for a reason. LOL

I'm still trying to figure out the Gods' purpose for mosquitoes...hate those little buggers!

Thank for the snail mail addie...I'll mail it out asap!


A man called Valance said...

White Oak Bark is good for loose teeth? Hell, I didn’t know that. Hmm, for different reasons so’s a rifle butt and a paper bag.

Interesting post, Hawk. Interesting Blog, too. Ain’t sure how much I can contribute in a world of romance and fantasy, but I’ve signed up for the ride and I’ll chip in where and when I can, if that’s alright by you.

(Hope you can live with me calling you Miss Houston over my place. I call all the ladies Miss Something, out of respect and good manners.)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

My dear Mister Valance,

You're welcome to call me that if you like. I answer to my name in all it's forms.

I'm so happy you came to visit and I do hope you'll come back often...I touch on an array of subjects with my blog, and it would be nice to hear a man's opinion.

I loved your blog and enjoyed your was original and entertaining. Your creative voice had Character and was beautiful writing to say the least.

LOL on the butt of a rifle and a paper bag...never thought to use it for that...but when in a pinch-it would work. LOL

Welcome to my place and please do come back.


M.V.Freeman said...

I'm with Hawk, Mr. Valence...that rifle butt and a paper bag had me laughing!

Thank you!


Liza said...

Hawk, I only know taking cinnamon has helped me from having my blood sugar drop too much. I don't have to really snack as much to keep my blood sugar in a normal range any more. Not sure if it works that way for everyone. I do know it also helps my aunt. We both tend to have low blood sugar and taking cinnamon pills helps both of us. She actually told me about it one night when we were talking about low blood sugar. My sister has type 1 diabetes, so I have to be really careful and watch my blood sugar.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza...I thank you for sharig this info...from what you and Dottie said I've put it in my herb book to remember and the next time my sugar levels drop I'll try it!

This is what is so awesome about get to share info' with each other that really helps!

HUgs darlin'

Jes' Mysictal Treasures said...

Hail Hawk,
I'm so glad to see this post, with all the side affects from modern meds...I'm shocked at how meny people still us them. Damn,with the list of side effects and the other problems that modern meds give...thank you for this post!
Why do poeple trust these white coats...they are no different then a hair dresser who wants to die your hair so you will be back in two weeks...sounds like modern meds to me.

My natural Dr. says to me the first day. Ms. Marino I can't give you anything that will hurt you there for I do not carry malpartice insurance and second I'm here to fix the problem not to cover it up....what does this tell you...Modern white coats cover your illness so they can keep you spending...who gives a damn about your life or heath..American DR.'s want money to run with the rich and famous that's it.
Trust me after 13 years of seeing a White DR. it took seeing a natural DR. to find out what the trouble was and the damage it has done to me can not be fixed thanks to modern was left that way too long to fix now...all I can do is to deal with it thanks to modern medican....
I need to know what modern medican and what I think about those a--- whol---
Sorry for the negative, but I'm shocked by anyone who would fall for modern med's these days. Why why would you trust your life to someone whos only care about you is the money they can get from you not your health....
People need to put there trust back to what God gave us Herbs and the women that have knowledge of there use....see you are a witch by nature Hawk just as most women are...they just dont know it

Houston A.W. Knight said...


LOL...I take it you liked the post.

You point out a lot of good things about going with herbs and natural doctors...

And I fully understand why you feel the way you do about the "White Coats" Medical AMA've had a raw deal when dealing with them for sure....and I know what you've been through...I just thank the Gods you're alive today...and it was because of your homeopathic doctor. She is a blessing.

But on a more positive note...tho' I know it seems every white coat out there is bad...I'm sure if we looked hard enough we'd find a few good doctors there too...lost in the AMA rules but still managing to find a way to do what they went into this field to do...heal people. They're just trying to do what they can within the medical society they're trapped in. So, not ALL are bad.

But like you...I trust in my faith and know the Gods will provide for me and my health.


A man called Valance said...

‘I'm so happy you came to visit and I do hope you'll come back often...’

I’ll look in, promise, and comment if and when I can.

‘I touch on an array of subjects with my blog, and it would be nice to hear a man's opinion.’

Hell, I’ve waited all my life for a woman to say that. OK, but remember you asked for it.

‘I loved your blog and enjoyed your was original and entertaining. Your creative voice had Character and was beautiful writing to say the least.’

Thank you. And thanks for being so friendly and welcoming. And thank you for beating my drum and pointing people like Jes and MV to the porch. I appreciate it. I haven’t given them a proper welcome yet, but I will, as soon as I get the time. It suits me best to prepare all my responses before posting (I’d hate to miss anyone out). But things were moving along at a hot pace on the porch, and I figured saying something was better than saying nothing for another day or so.

Thanks, Hawk.

(A nod to you too, MV. Thank you)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Mr. Valance...

One thing you'll learn about me is...being an Irish girl...I say a lot of things men wait a life time to hear.

Oh...when I see a talant like yours, a voice like yours...I have to send my friends over to enjoy the flavor of you!
I have a few things in mind for you Mr. Valance...soon.


Houston A.W. Knight said...

BTW Mr. Valance...You'll be meeting Cecile soon! She and I chatted the other day about you!


A man called Valance said...

Thanks Hawk. I've just about caught up with everyone.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Mr. Valance,

I love your blog and I hope many more of my friends will come to visit with've a talent with words and you say them in a very entertaining way.

Big Hugs