Definition: Not being able to produce offspring. Herbal Aids: The Following Comes from Herbal Home Health Care pages 1-8.
CHAPTER ONE-HEALTH FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
If one has been living on the mucusless diet and is now expecting a new healthy child, remember, "faith without works" is not the proper way to go. To carry on the good works of proper diet and preparation for the new mother-to-be, one should include additional aids to purify her body, in order to pass on good health to the expected child.
Besides keeping away from mucus-forming and toxic "food stuffs," she should also be using "special" foods and wholistic procedures to assist the new one coming, and to also give her an easier time of pregnancy and delivery.
One of the herbal foods is red raspberry leaf tea. This is made by using a heaping teaspoons of red raspberry leaves to each cup of hot steam-distilled water, or one ounce of the herbs (two heaping tablespoons, approximately) to each pint of distilled water. Never let the tea boil, but pour the boiling water over the herbs and then steep fifteen or twenty minutes in a warm place, strain and drink. It is best to drink three or more cups a day of this tea during the entire pregnancy. It is a pleasant-tasting tea and is also an anti-nausea....
Red raspberry is a great agent for cleansing a canker condition of the mucous membranes in the alimentary tract, leaving the tissue toned. In pregnancy the infusion, when taken regularly, will quiet premature pains, and will produce a safe, speedy and easy delivery. Raspberry leaves stimulate, tone and regulate (both the leaves and fruit are high in citrate of iron which is the active alterative, blood-making, astringent and contractive agent for the reproductive area) before and during childbearing, assisting contractions and checking hemorrhage during labor, relieving after-pains, then strengthening, cleansing, and enriching the milk of the mother in the post-delivery period. The tea is a valuable and effective agent for female menstrual problems, decreasing the menstrual flow without stopping it abruptly. Raspberry leaves are soothing and toning to the stomach and bowels, with healing action to sore mouths, sore throats, nausea, aphtha, stomatitis, diabetes, diarrhea and dysentery. They are especially valuable in stomach and bowel complaints of children.
There are pages more in this volume on formulas and many other data, but what we have shown here is enough to show you a great pre-remedy as well as a body builder for the "one to be." Other herbal books such as Kloss' Back to Eden and Meyer's The Herbalist etc. sing red raspberry leaf teas' praises to the sky!
Before and during the pregnancy it is extremely important to see that the reproductive organs are functioning properly, and as well as being healthy and producing the correct amounts of hormones and estrogens.
If the female organs are in a questionable condition, it is well before and during pregnancy (also in the post-delivery period) to use our female corrective formula [Female Reproductive] (an herbal food to help strengthen and rebuild the entire reproductive area) and the estrogen hormone combination [Hormonal Changease] (herbal aid) to assist in supplying needed hormones and estrogens in the correct amount. The human body is computerized to a point that it will take from an herbal formula such as this one the different types of estrogens and hormones it needs, and easily discard the ones not used. These herbs can be not only accepted into the body, but assimilated when needed and eliminated when not required. Many of the inorganic drugs can be accepted into the body and only a small amount assimilated. The rest of the prescription, being inorganic and of a low vibration, cannot be eliminated with ease and lies in weakened areas, accumulative, to cause side-effects and after-effects as time progresses.
Herbal Aid for Female Reproductive Organs. [Female Reproductive] This is an amazing combination of herbs to aid in rebuilding a malfunctioning reproductive system (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc.). Over the years herbalists and patients have seen painful menstruations, heavy flowing, cramps, irregularity, etc., that have been helped and the patient now has a painless menstrual period, good menstrual timing, and a new outlook on life by using these aids to readjust the malfunctioning areas. The female corrective formula [Female Reproductive] consists of three parts of golden seal root and one part of each of the following: blessed thistle, cayenne, cramp bark, false unicorn root, ginger, red raspberry leaves, squaw vine, and uva ursi.
Recommended dosage is one cup or 2 capsules or tablets morning and evening or three times a day if desired, six days a week for as long as required to get results desired. We have seen many severe cases who have had many years of suffering cleared up in 90 to 120 days. Some get relief sooner, some take longer--no two cases are alike. This is a food to rebuild the malfunctioning organs.
Herbal Aids to Equalize Hormones and Estrogen: [Hormonal Changease] Here are herbs that are an aid to assist the function of developing the hormone and estrogen balance in both female and male. This combination consists of the following herbs: black cohosh, sarsaparilla, ginseng, blessed thistle herb, licorice root, false unicorn root and squaw vine. Adult suggested amount is one to three number 0 capsules morning and evening, as desired. As an aid to youth going into puberty, for expecting mothers, as well as at menopause times.
These two combinations, the female corrective [Female Reproductive] and the hormone-estrogen combinations [Hormonal Changease] can be used during the entire time of pregnancy (and also before and following), as it is an herbal food like any other food and "is there to be used, if needed," but can do no harm in any way.
If there is yeast infection and or Herpes Simplex before or during pregnancy, add also, the vaginal-rectal bolus combination [V.B.] and the slant board routine [Yellow Dock Combination] included herein. These are very beneficial and yet are harmless to the mother and child-to-be.
Slant Board Combination. [Yellow Dock Combination] As an aid in prolapsed uterus, bowel, or other organs, to assist in giving relief, make concentrated tea (simmer down to half its amount) of six parts oak bark, three parts mullein herb, four parts yellow dock root, three parts walnut bark or leaves, six parts comfrey root, one part lobelia, three parts marshmallow root. Inject with a syringe (while head down on slant board) into vagina, 1/4 to 1/2 cup or more; or rectum, one cup or more; for prolapsus or hemorrhoid problems and leave in as long as is possible before voiding. Dose suggested is one-fourth to one cup, one or more times in a day. When the tea is injected into the abdominal area and while on the slant board, knead and massage the pelvic and abdominal area to exercise the muscles, so the herbal tea (food) will be assimilated into the organs.
We are also giving here an herbal formula for the father-to-be. If his reproductive organs are in a good clean healthy condition the seed for conception will be an improvement over seed of questionable quality. The slant board routine [Yellow Dock Combination] following the rectal bolus [V.B.] at night will also, along with the prostate combination [Male Urinary Tract], proper mucusless diet and reproductive organ rebuilding will be an asset to the future family and another aid in preventing childhood diseases.
An Aid for the Prostate Area. [Male Urinary Tract] In case of malfunction we suggest this combination to assist the male; one part of each of cayenne, ginger, golden seal root, gravel root or queen of the meadow root, juniper berries, marshmallow root, parsley root or herb, uva ursi leaves. This will dissolve the stones that are in the kidneys, as well as clean out other sedimentation and infection in the prostate. Mix the powders and place in No. 0 capsules and take two or more morning and night, with parsley tea when possible. [HHH p.1-8]
The Following Comes from Every Woman's Herbal, chapter entitled "Before Childbearing" pages 13-25. Although the physical condition of both prospective parents affects the condition of a new child, the mother's health is most critical. Before conception, she and her husband should work together to purify and build their bodies in anticipation of pregnancy and childbirth.
So many factors influence the formation of a new child! It may take some time to build up the health of parents-to-be if they have been living on mucus-forming foods long before they marry.
If a young woman has menstrual problems, she can suspect that her female organs might not be in good condition. Although it should be needless to say, we should avoid drugs in managing our menstrual cramps. In order to treat the symptoms, some people favor red raspberry tea, peppermint tea, camomile tea, or catnip tea. You can take a capsule of cayenne with any of these to help warm the internal organs. If the cramps are really severe, you can use cayenne ointment externally on the abdomen to act as a counter-irritant, but be sure to cover the application with gauze, as it can stain your underthings. Some young women have experimented with relaxation breathing, such as is taught in Lamaze childbirth classes. This allows the body to relax and deal with the pain, rather than fighting against the pain. Often tension really increases menstrual discomfort. Some women attribute cold in the abdominal region to the onset of cramps. Applying moist heat, such as a hot, moist towel covered with a piece of plastic, has helped some. If you with to make an herbal fomentation of some of the pain-relieving teas mentioned above, it might even work faster and better.
One young woman wrote, "My sister and I suffered from menstrual cramps from the age of 13 on. We both started college at age 18. The first months after we started school, we noticed that neither of us experienced cramps anymore. The only thing we could attribute it to was the fact that we walked approximately 12 blocks to and from college classes five days a week. We are confident that the exercise did the trick. Up to that time, we just suffered it out." (The People's Doctor, Vol. 6, No. 7, page 3.)
As for the drugs you should avoid, knowing their effects may likely deter you from considering them as menstrual cramps panaceas. Aspirin, which can cause digestive-tract problems and deposit coal-tar traces throughout the system, actually doesn't work very well in relieving cramps. Tylenol, which has been the target for poisonings through tampering with the caps of bottles, offers its own dangers. It is evidently easy to overdose, which causes liver damage, sometimes resulting in death. Other effects are related to the liver, including jaundice and bleeding. Because the liver is the body's most important detoxifier, even small amounts of Tylenol may adversely affect the body's ability to handle toxins; these building up in the system may actually increase the pain in menstrual cramping! Talwin, a prescribed drug for the condition, causes nausea, dizziness and weakness and incapacitation. Birth control pills, which are sometimes prescribed for irregular and difficult menstruation, can cause abnormal bleeding and headaches, as well as sometimes endangering future fertility. Anaprox, which is a specifically-prescribed drug for menstrual pain, can cause headache, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, inability to concentrate, and depression. It can also cause skin reactions such as rash, sweating, easy bruising, and bleeding (Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, The People's Doctor, Vol. 6, No. 8).
In addition to avoiding drugs completely, one should be careful to avoid surgery for any kind of menstrual problems. Even if one's periods are irregular or if they stop completely, sometimes time and circumstances can alleviate the problem. If we are to follow the teachings of natural healers, surgery should be avoided except in the case of extreme, life-threatening emergencies for, as Dr. John R. Christophers "Incurables Program" has shown time and time again, even serious disorders can be healed naturally. Dr. Mendelsohn, cited above, suggested that sometimes sexual activity in marriage can produce the necessary hormones to activate a regular menstrual cycle. He also suggests that the clinical definition of menstrual normality should not frighten us, as some cycles are longer and some shorter than 28 days. In particular, we should avoid steroid drugs such as Prednisone, which really can cause problems with menstruation.
If a woman suspects that she has less than ideal function in her reproductive system, she can take red raspberry tea daily. She can also take Dr. Christopher's female corrective formula [Female Reproductive] which rebuilds the entire reproductive area, and the estrogen-hormone combination [Hormonal Changease] which will supply these factors in the correct amounts. They are present in a natural form, which allows the body to assimilate them as well as merely accept them. The female corrective consists of three parts golden seal root and one part each of the following herbs: blessed thistle, cayenne, cramp bark, false unicorn root, ginger, red raspberry leaves, squaw vine, and uva ursi.
Over the years, herbalists have helped women overcome painful menstruation, heavy flow, irregularity, etc. One woman in American Fork, Utah, was having difficult periods. These had started in puberty, and she had spent the whole of her adult life traveling from coast to coast, averaging a cost of over $1,000 a year for ten years, paying medical doctors to tell her what was wrong. She suffered vicious menstrual cramps and extremely long periods. No one was able to help; she was very discouraged; but one of her neighbors said, "Why don't you go to the next town, to Orem, where a man called Dr. Christopher lives? He could give you some help."
When she arrived, Dr. Christopher read her eyes, noting that she did have problems with the reproductive organs. He told her to start on the female corrective formula [Female Reproductive] and the hormone and estrogen formula [Hormonal Changease] (which consists of black cohosh, sarsaparilla, ginseng, blessed thistle, licorice root, false unicorn root, and squaw vine). He promised her that if she would follow through, within 90 to 120 days she would get results. Within 120 days, she came back, saying that she was on a 28 day cycle, with no menstrual pains. She was delighted! Where she had spent over $10,000 traveling from doctor to doctor, it cost her approximately $10 for the herbs to cure her.
If you suffer from tumors or cysts in the reproductive organs, the vaginal bolus [V.B.] formula has been reported to work wonders. Mix equal parts of squaw vine, slippery elm, yellow dock root, comfrey root, marshmallow root, chickweed herb, golden seal root, and mullein leaves. These should be powdered. Melt some coconut butter (solid at room temperature) and mix a small quantity of this powder in until it is of pie-dough consistency. Roll this between your hands until it is about the size of the middle finger and about an inch long. Insert several of these into the vagina, as you would use a suppository. You will need to wear a sanitary napkin. Leave in for two days; the coconut butter melts at body temperature, leaving only the herbs. On the night of the second day, douche with yellow dock combination herb tea cooled to tepid, and insert another bolus; after two more days douche again.
On the seventh day, you will rest. Repeat this pattern for six weeks to six months. This will bring out cysts, tumors, polyps, and acids through the vagina, through the rectum and the urethral tract.
A young Englishwoman named Claire suffered from multiple sclerosis so severely that she was confined to a wheelchair. She began to use the mucusless diet, and was miraculously healed and able to walk and work vigorously. Five women, each suffering from cervical cancer, diagnosed by doctors, came to Claire asking for help. Using nutrition and the V.B. therapy, four of the cases were completely cleared and one was in remission.
Sometimes it takes time and patience for these herbal aids to truly work. For example, a lady who had come to Dr. Christopher began the full routine as described above. A number of months later she began to think, "Look, I have been on that program for months now; I have taken the herbs orally; I've used the vaginal bolus [V.B.], including the yellow dock combination, and I am getting sick of this!" She felt somewhat better but didn't notice much change, so she was going to quit that day. That very morning she made the decision, as she was at home, sitting on the toilet. When she got up, she happened to turn around and glance into the bowl, and there was something about the size of a half dollar, with legs on it, swimming around in the water. This something had dropped out of her! She screamed, and her husband came in. They put it in a bottle and took it right over to the family doctor. He examined it under the microscope, and said he had never seen one of these whole like this, because they have to cut them out of a person. This was a spider cancer. They never give up and leave by themselves; usually they must be cut out. The doctor was amazed that it had come out of her. It had done so because her body was now so healthy that the spider cancer didn't have any waste materials to work on. When she saw that cancer, she vowed to continue the program, even if it took six months or years. Dr. Christopher reminded us that some people heal quickly, but sometimes it takes a long time. If we know we are on the right track, we should just continue.
If a couple wishes to delay conception for a time, perhaps in order to improve their health, they should be extremely cautious about what method of birth control they choose. Despite medical assurances that every method is safe, current research proves otherwise. Especially after taking birth control pills, some women suffer bad side effects, including infertility. According to Dr. Mendelsohn, this should not surprise anyone, because most of these pills suppress pituitary hormones because of the estrogenic and progestational hormonal activity of the ingredients in the Pill. The artificial hormones suppress the natural hormones in the body, leading to inhibition of ovulation as well as other effects. In addition to infertility, side effects may include abnormal bleeding and clotting, including cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral thrombosis. (The People's Doctor, Vol. 4, No. 1, page 5.)
According to information supplied by Planned Parenthood, each year 9,400 women are hospitalized because of complications from taking the Pill. Heart attack and stroke are the major culprits, causing about 500 deaths annually. About 11,000 women annually suffer from thrombosis (blood clots in the superficial veins). Liver tumors account for 300 annual hospitalizations, with a ten percent fatality rate. And 860 women are hospitalized annually for gall bladder problems caused by using the pill. Other complications which do not require hospitalization include nausea, breast enlargement, weight gain, dizziness, and liver spots on the skin. This same publication said that women who suffer from the following ailments must not take the Pill--although the purpose of the booklet is to promote birth control use: phlebitis, stroke, coronary artery disease, benign liver tumor, and cancer of the breast or reproductive area. Women are also advised against taking the pill if they have high blood pressure, acute or chronic liver disease (and if the pill is so hard on the liver, it likely badly affects liver function to begin with), gall bladder disease, and those who are wearing long-leg casts or who have had a major injury to their feet or legs. Women who have diabetes or pre-diabetes (hypoglycemia?) and women expecting to have surgery should not take the Pill. ("Making Choices," Alan Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood, 1983.) Considering all these problems and incipient health dangers, we would certainly advise no one to take the pill.
In addition, the insertion of an IUD may cause problems with conception. Dangers of using an IUD include abnormal bleeding, disturbances in menstrual cycles, fatal and non-fatal infected, spontaneous abortions if a woman becomes pregnant while wearing one, and perforation through the uterus and migration of the device into the abdominal cavity, which will require surgery. (The People's Doctor, Vol. 3, No. 12, page 3.) If a woman does become pregnant while wearing an IUD, she might bear children with birth defects. The British Medical Journal reported two women using copper-containing IUDs who gave birth to children with malformation of the extremities, including missing fingers and toes, fused fingers, and reduced arm length. The article concluded that, while a relationship between birth defects and IUDs has not been conclusively proven, "the possibility of a relationship exists because of the proved association of IUDs with ectopic pregnancy, pelvic and fetal infection, miscarriage, premature labor, and fetal death" (quoted in The People's Doctor, op. cit.).