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Native American Herbs

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary began by re-creating formulas that we taught to settlers in North America by indigenous medicine men. We have gradually changed the traditional names to give credit to those who showed us the uses of the herbs. A number of the herbs have become famous, usually for their alkaloid content. Many are now cultivated in other parts of the world, but they are originally from North America. Phytolacca is an excellent example of a great glandular herb that is now grown in other parts of the world. Chaparral grows almost exclusively in the deserts of the American Southwest and parts of Mexico.

 

Black Cohosh Extract, 2 oz.

Black cohosh is a famous Native American gynecological herb, used chiefly to alleviate premenstrual tension and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. The most common use is as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Alcohol: 60%

Contents: 1.2 extract of Cimicifuga racemosa root in 59-61% organic cane alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

Special price, 20% off, regular price is $20.25.

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Black Walnut Extract, 2 oz.

Black Walnut, 2 oz.

The Cherokee used the nut as an anthelmintic, especially for tapeworms. Peter Holmes adds roundworms to the list. Black walnut has laxative properties but is well tolerated. It relieves lymphatic congestion, presumably mainly in patients with parasitic infections. It is also antifungal and has naturally occurring iodine in high enough amounts that it can also be used externally as an antiseptic.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: fresh, organically grown Juglans nigra green hull extract in distilled water and organic grain alcohol.

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Black Walnut Glycerite - No Alcohol

Black Walnut, glycerite (no alcohol), 2 oz.

The Cherokee used the nut as an anthelmintic, especially for tapeworms. Peter Holmes adds roundworms to the list. Black walnut has laxative properties but is well tolerated. It relieves lymphatic congestion, presumably mainly in patients with parasitic infections.

Alcohol: none

Contents: 1:3 extract of fresh, organically grown Juglans nigra green hulls in vegetable glycerin and distilled water.

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Chaparral Leaf Extract, 2 oz.

Chaparral Extract, 2 oz.

Other Medical Connections: Cancer researchers first became interested when an 87 year old man cured a facial cancer by consuming chaparral. Scientists at the University of Nevada investigated the activity of NDGA and found that it was a potent inhibitor of mitochondrial enzymes, which in turn inhibits cancer growth. While no clinical data exists to support using chaparral for cancer therapy, thousands of testimonials credit it for tumor remissions and complete cures. Other medical evidence indicates chaparral is an anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial agent and a possible treatment for asthma. Research continues to uncover it's mode of action and other potential therapeutic uses.

Current Status in the Marketplace: After allegations in 1992 of liver toxicity associated with chaparral consumption, manufacturers voluntarily restricted sales until the reports were investigated. Following a lengthy review, a panel of medical experts concluded "no clinical data was found... to indicate chaparral is inherently a hepatic toxin. " In late 1994 this report was submitted to the FDA and the product was subsequently given a clean bill of health by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). After comparing the quantity of chaparral consumed each year to the number of product complaints, industry regulators concluded chaparral did not pose a significant threat to consumer safety.

Alcohol: 75%

Contents: extract of leafy tips of Larrea tridentata in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Echinacea Extract, 2 oz.

Echinacea is a Native American herb with a long history of use, mainly by the Plains Indians. It is perhaps one of the best known immune potentiators but its efficacy is greatest when taken preventatively rather than after symptoms begin to manifest.

Alcohol: 45%

Contents: fresh Echinacea angustifolia root in organic grain alcohol.

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