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Calcium recipe (Lemon Egg):lemonegg

Carefully place whole, clean, uncooked, uncracked, organic eggs in a clean wide-mouth jar or glass container. How many eggs is up to you, but the lemon juice needs to cover the eggs.

Cover the eggs with freshly squeezed organic lemon juice (concentrated lemon juice is pasteurized and should never be used as a substitute).

Cover the jar loosely and place it in the refrigerator. A few times during the day, gently – very gently – agitate the liquid in the jar. As the Calcium from the shells is leached by the lemon juice, bubbles will appear around the eggs.

Approximately 44 to 48 hours later, when the bubbling has stopped, carefully remove the eggs from the jar, being sure not to break the egg membranes. Replace the lid tightly on the jar containing the liquid and shake the mixture. You now have “Lemon Egg”. I love to drink it straight or mix 2oz in my smoothies. It can also be used for recipes calling for lemon juice as well. If there is no more than twice as much lemon juice per egg volume I take a tablespoon to two of the lemon mixture and up to six if I don’t eat enough vegetables.

One whole medium sized eggshell yields about 750 – 800 mgs of elemental calcium plus other micro elements, including but not limited to magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulfur, silicon, zinc,  (27 elements in total). The composition of an eggshell is very similar to that of our bones and teeth.


 Herbal Tonics

Class of Herb

Safety Notes

Period of Usage

Examples

Nourishing Herbs

No known side effects

As often as wanted, like food

Nettle, oatstraw, chickweed, red clover, alfalfa

Nourishing Tonics

Little to no side effect

Daily use over long periods of time

Reishi, burdock, dandelion, holy basil, astragalus, cinnamon, garlic, schisandra berry, raspberry leaf

Stimulating Tonics

Possible side effects with improper use

Days to months

Hawthorn, ginseng, licorice, eleuthero, rhodiola, turmeric, ashwagandha, Gingko, ginger, motherwort

Specific Herbs

Acute use only

2 to 3 weeks

Goldenseal, myrrh, juniper, usnea 

Heroic Herbs

Extreme acute use only under guidance of experienced herbalist

Very limited doses

Foxglove, poke root, lily of the valley

Immunomodulators for the Immune System 

ashwagandha
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
translates to “that which has the smell of a horse, as it gives the vitality and sexual energy of a horse”; Ashwagandha is also an adaptogen and acts as an immunomodulant. Due to its calming nature, it is also used to relieve anxiety and tension.
astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceous)
adaptogene, boosts immune system, tonic to the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, and liver
hawthorneHawthorn (Crataegus spp.) Hawthorn extract from the berry, leaf, and/or flower is used as a general cardiac tonic, a cardiac trophorestorative, and for cases of angina, high blood pressure, early stages of congestive heart failure, and atherosclerosis; anti-inflammatory tonic herb for any type of heart-related condition.
Herbal tea: soak 1
generous tablespoon dried hawthorn berries over night; measure 1.5 – 2 cups water into a pot
Place hawthorn berries into pot and cover
Bring water to a boil, then lower to a simmer
Simmer for 15  – 20 minutes, covered
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) adaptogene, boosts immune system, tonic to the digestive system and is a powerful antiviral (but should not be taken in high doses or on its own for extended periods as it can raise blood pressure)
marigold
Marigold Calendula officinalis
makes wounds heal better and faster by affecting the inflammatory response, activating antioxidant defense mechanisms, promoting formation of collagen, and more. Calendula may help heal burn wounds, surgical sites, and other types of acute injuries.
Calendula is also one of the more effective natural diaper rash treatments
reduce some of these side effects of radiation therapy, including skin reactions (changes in color, irritation, soreness, etc.) and oral mucositis (swelling, pain, and sores in the mouth)
2 ml of calendula tincture in a small amount of water could be used as an effective, anti-gingivitis mouthwash when used in the morning and at night
making your own calendula oil. Place the leaves from fresh calendula flowers in a clean glass jar. Allow leaves to wilt slightly before adding olive oil to cover the flowers with about an inch of oil. Cover and let sit for four to six weeks, stirring occasionally. Strain out the flowers, and store your infused oil in a cool, dark place.
oats
Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
rich nutritive profile, is also a great nerve tonic, Oatstraw and milky oats are considered one of the best remedies for “feeding” and restoring the nervous system, particularly in times of stress and in the case of nervous system weakness or exhaustion associated with depression overwork, or emotional trauma. Oats also support cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol,  improving circulation, and reducing blood pressure by elasticizing veins and arteries.
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) adaptogene, boosts immune system, tonic to the liver, is anti-inflammatory, and lowers cholesterol, and its nervine action helps relieve anxiety and sleeplessness
tumeric2
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
digestive tonic, stimulating the production and flow of bile and relieving symptoms of indigestion such as cramping, gas, and bloating; anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions are helpful for maintaining healthy joints, tendons, and ligaments, relieving symptoms of arthritis, and keeping tendons and ligaments flexible.

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