Wheat germ oil has proved such a good tonic for the heart that its use for this purpose deserves a special mention. The oil is always beneficial for circulatory disturbances in the heart, myocardial insufficiency or disorders, as well as stricture of the coronary vessels and other degenerative heart conditions.

Many people suffer from peripheral circulatory disorders and their consequences, others from circulatory disturbances in the brain, causing a weak memory, fainting spells, vertigo and related complaints. For all these conditions wheat germ oil is a superb remedy, especially when taken in conjunction with Aesculaforce and Ginkgo biloba, both of which are proven fresh plant preparations. We are certainly glad to have these preparations and wheat germ oil as a welcome natural remedy for many conditions.

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When the time for the bath is up, sit upright, apply a little Po-Ho-Oil under your nose and inhale slowly, deeply and vigorously; then stand up, wrap yourself in a warm bath towel and go straight into a warmed bed without drying yourself. You will continue to perspire while you are there. Maria Schlenz, by the way, used hand-knitted wool blankets to keep the heat in. Your head and wet hair should be wrapped up warmly so that no part of the body can cool down.

A Schlenz bath taken at home has the advantage that you can go straight to bed and sleep. As soon as the body has stopped perspiring, wash it down with lukewarm water and apply St John’s wort oil or some other body oil that contains this oil. Afterwards you will feel relaxed and pleasantly tired and will go soundly to sleep.

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For home use, tincture of horseradish may be prepared in the following manner. Grate some fresh horseradish, mix it well with pure alcohol and let it stand for an hour or so. Then filter it through some gauze or muslin. The resulting tincture can be used on wounds, cuts and grazes as an antiseptic. Although it may sting somewhat, it will be most effective and the pain and soreness will quickly disappear.

Grated horseradish can be used in place of onions when these, applied as a poultice, have not succeeded in stopping, for example, a bad headache. Simply apply the grated horseradish to the back of the neck.

Horseradish being one of the spice plants that have a reliable medicinal effect, it should be grown in your garden, if you have one. It will then always be available. Add horseradish to carrot salad and the latter will be less sweet and more palatable; many men, especially, prefer it in this way. The flavour of cottage or curd cheese is also improved by horseradish, and the same is true of salad dressings.

Always mix a little grated horseradish into your salads. In addition to making the salad taste better, horseradish will reduce any tendency to colds and chills.

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Belladonna can always be given with success where a condition is the result of poisoning, whether from an internal or external cause, and where it manifests itself in the nervous system and the brain, for example through headaches, a rush of blood to the head accompanied by a racing pulse, delirium and where every movement of the body, even a simple movement of the eyes, aggravates the condition. Belladonna 4x is indicated when an illness reaches a sudden crisis; when the patient is sensitive to light and his pupils are dilated; when the mucous membranes are dry, hot and inflamed — and when any one of these symptoms is accompanied by a high temperature. For the intellectually alert, the vivacious person, young people who have to concentrate mentally and draw heavily on their brains, or for those who lead an intellectual life, Belladonna 4x is a wonder medicine.

Belladonna 4x is a quick and reliable help in cases of infectious diseases such as measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough, conjunctivitis, whitlows and even pneumonia, especially in its early stages.

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Every day he gave her the juice of raw nettles, or added finely chopped nettles to her soup. Now, a year later, to the astonishment of her doctors, this man’s wife had regained her health. I myself was just as surprised as the 300 members of my audience. I do admit that the daily nettle hunt and the trouble of putting them through the mincer to extract the juice is quite an effort. However, it is worthwhile considering that it can help a sick person to regain health.

Young nettles can be finely chopped and sprinkled on soup as a garnish or added to salads. Since the juice is not very tasty it is better to mix it in with whichever soup you prefer – vegetable, potato or oatmeal. A tablespoon per day for an adult and a half to one teaspoon for a child has sufficient medicinal properties to take effect. For an infant, 5-10 drops of the extract each day, added to different dishes of mashed foods should suffice. If you want to profit from at least part of this healthy remedy and at the same time enjoy a pleasant vegetable dish, you can also steam young nettles in oil with a little onion. This will give you an excellent spinach-like dish that goes well with mashed or saute potatoes, besides being tasty. So make it a point to search out the places where you can gather nettles; only pick the young shoots and you will be able to have nettles on your menu for months.

Perhaps some of my readers feel that they have no time to look for and prepare these wild plants and would prefer to buy the juice ready-made. Of course they can do this; but no prepared medicine – even an extract from fresh plants – can have as good an effect as the extracted juice from a plant freshly gathered or the fresh plant used by itself.

The calcium complex Urticalcin contains Urtica, which is the Latin name for nettles. As the name implies, Urticalcin is a compound containing various kinds or combinations of calcium, with the addition of fresh nettles. The way in which homoeopathy makes use of nettles will be explained in the section on ‘Homoeopathic remedies’.

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However, for the treatment to be effective it is important that the levels of salt and protein in the diet be drastically reduced. The importance of mistletoe as a remedy can be illustrated by the quantity used in Germany alone, where 170-190 tons are processed every year.

Mistletoe extract is, of course, used to treat more complaints than just high blood pressure. It is indicated for headaches that are accompanied by dizziness, for spells of vertigo where there is a tendency to fall backwards, for people suffering from agoraphobia and a wavering gait and for those who experience attacks of ‘pins and needles’ in the limbs and who suffer from constant cold feet. Viscum album, used in conjunction with the indicated heart remedies, is beneficial for sudden attacks of palpitations coupled with vascular spasms, difficult breathing and nightly attacks of asthma. For treatment take 5-10 drops, 3-5 times daily.

Moreover, in the search of an effective herbal remedy for cancer, mistletoe and butterbur have given good results so far. For this reason, no one suffering from malignant growths should forget to take mistletoe. The fresh plant extract, as well as homoeopathic injections, have proved invaluable in this respect.

Finally, it is a matter of record that people who have suffered for years from pains in the joints because of chronic arthritis or arthrosis have been cured by homoeopathic mistletoe injections.

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The above question does not have a simple answer. There are many aspects that have to be taken into consideration. For instance, I first noticed that strawberries grown in my garden in Teufen (about 900 m/3,000 feet above sea level) had less sugar content that the same variety grown in the Engadine (about 1,500 m/5,000 feet above sea level). I wondered if this could be attributed to the humus in the soil of the Engadine moors or to the intensive sunlight there. Interestingly, I also noticed that the sugar content of the lowland strawberries increased if the summer was a warm and dry one. I had to conclude from this observation that warmth and sunlight are mainly responsible for sweetness. Feeding also plays an important part; our strawberries are given a sufficient quantity of organic lime, which would account for their being sweeter than if the soil was not fed at all. So then, various factors must be weighed up before we can come to the right conclusion. By the way, carrots also do better in the Engadine than in Teufen, being sweeter and better flavoured. For this we must not only thank the strong, warm sunshine but also the higher elevation of the Engadine, its excellent climatic condition, and the richness of the soil.

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On the other hand, it is not necessary and does not benefit the skin in any way to smear so much oil on the body so that it looks all greasy. Oil should be used sparingly and massaged well into the skin. Avoid oils that are scented with synthetic perfumes, which make the bathers smell even from a distance. Pure olive oil mixed with a little lemon oil is a good and inexpensive skin lotion for bathing. If you want to buy a ready-made oil, look for a skin oil that is based on St John’s wort oil, because this is a most excellent skin-food on account of the lipoids it contains. It is important, when shopping, to ask for a skin oil that is made from natural, red St John’s wort oil; reject any oil that is artificially coloured.

Care of the skin requires not only the use of oil but involves common sense when exposing the body to the sun, light and air. An efficient skin function is the basis for proper glandular function and for general well-being.

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We need healthy teeth to enable us to chew well, which is essential for proper digestion. Only if we make full use of our salivary glands will our food be properly assimilated and agree with us. There is a reason, then, why we have six large and many more small salivary glands, which secrete various alkaline substances that are of the utmost importance to the whole digestive process. If food particles are sufficiently insalivated, the later stages of digestion will be made much easier.

It is interesting to note that the teeth stay healthy if they are used correctly and given hard food to chew. This is exactly the pposite of what we know about other instruments, which usually wear out when used a lot. The pressure exerted when biting acts as a kind of stimulus for healthy teeth. The periodontal nerves transmit this stimulus to the blood vessels and more blood is supplied. The increased blood supply means better nutrition and guarantees constant regeneration of the tooth. Thus, anyone who eats hearty meals that force him to chew vigorously strengthens his teeth and keeps them healthy. On the other hand, if you get into the habit of eating primarily gruels, soup and soft food you miss the chance of forcing your teeth to be active and stimulated, laying the groundwork for later tooth decay. Apples are an excellent fruit to eat as they need chewing and their acidic juice also cleanses the teeth.

To keep physically healthy and fit, adopt a good and natural diet and take care that your teeth remain healthy and strong.

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It will first be interesting to consider some of the arguments put forward by doctors of the highest calibre about some of the basic questions concerning cancer during a recent court case in Germany. How difficult it must be for judges to reach the right decision in such cases, especially when the views of specialists contradict each other! How can judges possibly be expected to make sense of it all?

Professor Bauer from Heidelberg, a famous and respected expert in the field of cancer, maintained that cancer is a localised disease and can therefore be tackled by means of the scalpel and radiation, that is, by surgery and radiotherapy, with varying degrees of success. However, two other well-known surgeons, Dr Albrecht and Professor Zabel, expressed opposing views. In common with many others, they were of the opinion ãÜ÷ã cancer is a disease affecting the whole system and that with the surgical removal of a tumour the actual disease is only partially treated, let alone curecL The great number of deaths that occur during the first year after an operation, in spite of radiotherapy, seem to speak out strongly in favour of this second view. A further aspect may be added, for it is thought that certain materials leave the malignant tissues, enter the bloodstream and lymph and, of course, the cells. This has a detrimental, if not poisoning, effect. According to this opinion, we can conclude that it is not only migrating cancer cells but also these separate materials that can lead to metastases in the course of time. The American school of thought seems to support this opinion. However, the available literature is not clear on whether the detached and circulating materials are in fact the same as those viruses discovered first by Dr Nebel of Lausanne and later by Professor von Brehmer.

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