Summer Itch Relief

June 4th, 2007

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels - http://www.care2.com/

An herbalist friend recommended this remedy to me years ago when I suffered from a weepy, oozy, tear-your-skin-off case of poison ivy, A.D.H.D.tried every remedy in the books to no avail.

This one worked. Oh the blessed relief!

Since then, I’ve found it to be terrifically effective against mosquito bites, flea bites, and other summer itchies, too.

Osha Root Tincture (which may be ordered online or found in your local natural foods store) is the best remedy for allergic reactions caused by poison ivy and bug bites EVER.

Simply apply tincture directly, and sparingly, to the affected area and allow to dry.

To learn more about weeds and health, see Susun Weed’s groundbreaking “Healing Wise” (Ash Tree Publishing, 1989).

If Osha is unavailable, here is another helpful itch treatment:

Cosmetic-grade Clay mixed with water to make a paste, applied liberally to the affected area, and allowed to dry.

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Nutritional Support for Joint Structure and Function

June 4th, 2007

The first health care claim of Deer Velvet antler to be substantiated by scientific evidence, in compliance with US Food and Drug Administration dietary supplement regulations, was announced by the North American Elk Breeders Association (NAEBA) recently. Executive Director Ben Coplan said the determination, made by two consulting firms hired by NAEBA, Nutrinfo of Watertown, Massachusetts and Tradeworks Group, Inc. of Brattleboro, Vermont, is a significant breakthrough for the nation’s 1,400 breeders of farm-raised elk.

According to Coplan, the Nutrinfo report states there is a reasonable basis to claim that velvet antler helps relieve the symptoms of Arthritis. However, a disease claim may not be used for a dietary supplement in the US; therefore, the acceptable statement for product labels and advertisements of a dietary supplement would be “provides nutritional support for joint structure and function.”

“This determination, by two of the leading dietary supplement firms in the world, is “just what the doctor ordered” for the members of our growing agricultural industry,” Coplan said.

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