Mrs R.D. Gill had chronic trouble in her stomach for the last 8 years which was diagnosed as duodenal ulcer. Under medical advice she was taking cold milk frequently, which had damaged her digestive power. Homoeopathic medicines like Anacardium and Graphitis could only alleviate her trouble temporarily. When she came to us for treatment, she had almost lost all hope of recovery, and the fear of cancer was gnawing at her heart. She had lost her appetite and her sleep and was going down very rapidly. A combination of GORSE (for hopelessness) and Mimulus (for fear of cancer) given T.D.S for 4 weeks improved her sleep and her appetite and .brought colour to her cheeks, and the frequency of her stomachache was much reduced. The same prescription was continued for another 2 months which brought almost normalcy in her physical and mental state.
Only once during this period she complained of pain in the stomach and felt that theOrate of progress had slowed down. Three doses of GENTIAN were enough to restore her confidence, and remove her doubts. After 4 months’ treatment she felt herself fully cured.

Over time, their insulin becomes less and less effective. Insulin levels have been so high for so long, that the cells of the body (particularly muscle and fat cells) start to ignore it. It’s like if someone continually talks and talks and talks; eventually you stop listening! So we can say the cells of the body have become resistant to insulin.

Initially, after a rise in blood glucose levels, the cells do not respond to the insulin that is released. The body responds by pumping out more and more insulin. Some hours later, when the insulin finally does work, there is a too rapid drop in blood sugar levels. This can make you suffer with hypoglycemia.

These are some common symptoms of hypoglycemia:

• Fatigue and feeling sleepy

• Mental fogginess

• Depression or anxiety

• Strong cravings for carbohydrates or sugar

• Hunger, even soon after a meal

• Feeling shaky or dizzy

• Sleep disturbances

All of these symptoms can make you want to reach for more carbohydrate, and hence the vicious cycle continues. This is why carbohydrates and sugar are often described as addictive! The desire to eat more carbohydrate can be overwhelming. It is usually the comfort foods people reach for to self medicate themselves when experiencing the symptoms of hypoglycemia, especially depression.

If Syndrome X is left to progress, you are at greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As insulin becomes less and less effective, it has poorer control of our blood sugar; thus the blood sugar level becomes elevated. Diabetics have a much higher rate of heart disease than the general population.

Syndrome X and diabetes are the biggest risk factors for heart disease.

In Australia the health and economic costs of cardiovascular disease are greater than for any other disease.

You may remember that the enzyme in the liver that manufactures cholesterol is called HMG-CoA reductase. This is the enzyme that cholesterol lowering drugs called statins inhibit. Interestingly enough the hormone insulin stimulates the activity of HMG CoA reductase, causing it to manufacture more cholesterol. So now you see that the more sugar and carbohydrate you eat, the more insulin you secrete, and the more cholesterol your liver manufactures. Rather than taking cholesterol lowering drugs with potential side effects, wouldn’t it just be easier to lower the amount of carbohydrate you have in your diet! You can have a blood test to measure your levels of insulin.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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’.



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.



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.



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.