The Medicinal Herb Info site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses. Many of today's drugs and medicines were originally derived from natural ingredients, combinations of plants and other items found in nature.

We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

We wish you peace and health!

Folk Remedy #6

Birch leaves (3 oz.)
Horsetail grass (2 oz.)
Restharrow (1 oz.)
Garden rue (1 oz.)
Juniper berries (1 oz.)
Yarrow (1 oz.)
Steep 1 or 2 heaping tsp. in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes, allow to cool a little, strain and drink while still warm, 1 cup 30 minutes before or after each meal.

This should have a diet with the treatment. Avoid meats, fish, sweets, pastries and alcoholic beverages. Eat fresh green vegetables and fruits, eat only sparingly of breads, eggs, cheese. Avoid as much as possible any drinks containing sugar. (If sweets are desired, eat honey.)