"Tea infuses the precious commodity of water with plants that have transmuted the elements of sunshine and earth into nourishing constituents. It is quickly absorbed into the body, inexpensive, and easy to prepare, and its physiological interaction with the body has been proven time and again in scientific studies. Plant food and herbal medicine help in another way as well by providing nutrients that are essential to life. Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases." Monica Myklebust, MD
VelociTea is a unique herbal blend of the safe, all-natural ingredients (Blessed Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves,
Milk Thistle, and Marshmallow leaves) designed to gently cleanse the digestive tract
and detoxify the body.
Often used with great success by persons who suffered with:
acid Reflux Disease (GERD) or Heartburn Indigestion / Stomach Ache Irregularity / Constipation / Hard
Stools / Hemorrhoids Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) / Crohn’s Disease Abdominal Pain / Inflammatory
Bowel Diseases (IBDs) Spastic Colon / Colitis / Ileitis Excess Gas / Flatulence Bad Breath / Bad Body
Odor Belching / Bloating Enlarged Abdomen / Protruding Belly Excess Stored Fat / Excess Weight / Obesity Skin Conditions / Itchy, flakey skin or scalp Inflamed Skin / Dermatitis / Eczema / Psoriasis Allergies and Hay Fever / Food Allergies Fibromyalgia / Sciatica Joint Pain / Arthritis / Migraine Headaches Insom
nia / Restless sleep Low Energy / Loss of Mental Clarity and Concentration / “Brain Fog” / Forgetfulness
The VelociTea (also known as the Holy Tea formulated by Dr. Bill Miller, Ph.D) is a unique blend of organic herbs designed to promote the body
self healing by gently cleansing the digestive tract and detoxifying the body.
It is the special blend of the Holy/Blessed Thistle,
Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves,
Marsh Mallow leaves,
Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh that allows the gentle cleansing of the whole body with continued use. All the enzymes
that used to be in our food to give us colon health have been destroyed with
modern processing of foods and pasteurization of dairy products. Now we can
get back to enjoying perfect colon health! The VelociTea contains
no stimulants, no Senna and is not a laxative. ( VelociTea
Blessed Thistle has been cultivated for centuries as a medicinal
herb. In the Middle Ages, thistle was one of the most common European
medicinal herbs. Early herbalists believed that this herb was a cure-all.
The plant gained the title "blessed" for its use in treating the plague
and smallpox. Blessed thistle is also used as a strong but gentle liver
tonic herb, promoting metabolic activities in the liver cells and toxin
elimination. Especially noted as a tonic herb for women.
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by David Card (excerpts)
Blessed Thistle has an amazing variety of folk history, medicinal uses,
and modern applications. Richard Willfort describes internal and external uses of Blessed thistle: “Used for colon problems, kills and expels worms,
gallbladder diseases, liver diseases, jaundice, and gastritis, dyspepsia,
gas, and bloating…Also used for constipation, feverish
diseases and sluggishness of the gastrointestinal tracts, and weakness
of the stomach operations. It also improves and cleanses the blood,
anemia. it improves the lung and heart. It is especially good
for coughs, catarrh; beginning lung inflammation, lung or heart asthma,
heart weakness that are connected with stomach or colon problems.
Used externally as a damp warm pack for breast cancer, poor healing
wounds, frostbite, and skin lupus of the face."
The Flora website lists the traditional uses of Blessed Thistle: “Aqueous
extract of whole, dried herb and flowers. Traditional usage: Acne, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fcellular regeneration,
cleansing, detoxifying, digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, hormone imbalances,
skin disorders. Through its bitter properties, blessed thistle increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia, indigestion,
and headaches associated with liver congestion."
Stan Malstrom describes the uses of Blessed Thistle:
“For internal parasites; works well for worms. In contemporary herbalism, Blessed Thistle is used to treat liver and mucous congestion,
loss of appetite, dyspepsia, jaundice, hepatitis and remove parasites such as worms
and flukes from the colon."
Nineteenth century herbalists prescribed Blessed Thistle as an
infusion, or tea, made from
the plant tops for the treatment of fevers along with liver and respiratory
ailments. It is claimed that the warm tea given to mothers will produce
a good supply of milk and is also said to be good for girls entering
womanhood as a good tonic. Blessed thistle are commonly referred as
holy thistle, St. Benedict thistle, cardin, and spotted thistle and
also known as Cnicus benedictus Carduus benedictus and Carbenia benedicta.
Holy Thistle (Blessed Thistle) is an ingredient of the VelociTea.
describes the traditional Swiss uses: “The inner uses-the entire plant
is heart and stomach strengthening, is especially good for mucuscongestion. Inflammation and wounds of the stomach and
colon. Also from lung mucus, liver problems, jaundice, fevers,
cancer like wounds, and weakness from chronic diarrhea.”
Blessed thistle taken in food and drink helps dizziness and severe
headaches over the eyes.”
Dieter Podlech recommend Blessed Thistle as useful for liver
and gallbladder problems and increase bowel movement.” Hugo Hertwig,
from pre-world war II Germany from Berlin describes the “…inner and
outer uses of Blessed thistle works on the skin. The wound needs
to be cleansed with water and then the decoction can be put on.
Blessed thistle uses are shown as skin problems over the stomach, liver,
kidneys to the lungs areas.”
National Cancer Institute - "A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers
have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems.
Holy thistle may have anti-inflammatory and
Dr. Dennis Read - "As
a member of the medical community, I was quite familiar with the causes,
symptoms, and treatments available for Crohn's. I became much more knowledgeable
in this regard as I became a victim of this so-called incurable disorder.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind as to the effectiveness and
medical principals behind VelociTea with Holy/Blessed Thistle.
I have experienced personally the pain and discomfort that results from
Crohn's and I have also done exhaustive research into the possible treatments
and cures. VelociTea
is the only viable solution I am aware of for treating and clearing
up this dreaded disease."
The VelociTea's All Natural Ingredients include: Holy Thistle, Blessed Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva
leaves, and Marshmallow leaves
Monica Myklebust, MD
- "Teas are rich in
antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases by:
- Inhibiting growth of cancer cells
- Reducing high blood pressure
- Protecting against stroke
- Improving blood flow to the heart
- Reducing total and LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Inhibiting the formation of blood clots in artery walls
- Steadying blood sugar levels
- Lowering the risk for osteoporosis
- Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent
- Enhancing immune function and helping fight infections
- Protecting against viral infections and liver disease
- Inhibiting the growth of bacteria that can cause gum disease, cavities, and bad breath" Monica Myklebust, MD
(learn more at The University of Michigan Health System)
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Cindy Engel is the author of
Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them.
A timely treatise for a health-obsessed culture, this book takes the idea of
"natural remedies" quite literally. Engel, a lecturer in environmental sciences
at the U.K. Open University, has compiled a wealth of fascinating laboratory
studies and field observations on how animals treat and prevent diseases.
For millennia, humans have observed animals in the wild eating plants and minerals
and applying naturally occurring topical antitoxins from the same sources to
combat infectious wounds, parasites
and internal disorders.
Much research on the benefits of organic food focuses on the nutritional
quality of that food. However organic food has other health-enhancing properties
which may be even more important— medicinal properties. Of course, the
distinction between nutrition and medicine not always clear—a phenomenon illustrated
by the ways animals keep themselves well in the wild. Wild animals have evolved
a range of behavioural strategies to maintain health: avoidance, preventive
and curative strategies. Some of these strategies are related to diet and are
worthy of our attention.
Dr.Engel provides a good reason why traditional herbology bases functions
of herbs upon taste. Animals have been doing the same thing for millions of
years and our taste buds have evolved for this purpose! For example, many species
show increased tolerance of bitter tastes when they have an active bacterial
infection. This makes sense, since herbs with natural antibiotics are usually
quite bitter. Many species will actively seek out such bitter herbs when infected.
In captivity, gorillas suffer from serious bacterial gut infections such
as Shigellosis that can also lead to reactive arthritis, IBS and Chrons disease.
In the wild, the lowland gorillas takes 90% of their diet from the fruits of
Aframonum, a relative of the ginger plant, that is a potent antimicrobial. Scientists
were intrigued as to why such a strong antimicrobial diet did not disrupt gut
bacteria as it does in humans taking antibiotics. What they found was that this
fruit actively keeps the ‘bad’ bacteria in check without harming the ‘good’
bacteria. In other words, Aframonum keeps gorillas healthy as a preventive.
from pharmaceutical-industry-led medicine have misled us for too long. Who realised,
before reading Cindy Engel's book, for example, that having a temperature
is the body's mechanism for combating harmful infection? Or that secondary
compounds in food, some 'toxic', can be deliberately ingested by animals
for their protective health effects? Or that, though we know instinctively that
lemon and pine are cleansing, we may not be aware that the volatile oils in
those plants interfere with bacterial respiration and are commonly detrimental
or repellent to arthropods and insects? Cindy Engel concludes that human beings
are too much like animals in captivity in the way we have limited our own healthcare
An ancient Chinese
are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties
of herbs--easily and inexpensively.
A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver
healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures,
or infusions. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways
to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out. The aromatic oils in
tea can serve to calm your nerves, relaxing you, as well as stimulating the
mind and breathing process. For these reasons, Zen Buddhist monks and Taoists
often use tea during meditation. Tannic acid stimulates digestion, and can help
destroy harmful bacteria. Flavanoids kill plaque bacteria promoting fresh breath
and healthy gums, despite the staining it might leave on your pearly whites.
Tea has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol, a cause of arteriosclerosis, aging
of the blood vessels, and increases good cholesterol. Containing vitamins A,
B2, C, D & P, as well as anti-oxidants, tea has been shown to reduce blood
pressure and the risk of heart disease.
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detoxification tea and a healthy colon
Dr. H. H. Boeker believed that over 90 percent of diseases are caused or
complicated by toxins created in the intestinal tract
by unhealthy foods
that are not properly eliminated." Autointoxication occurs when, due to poor
elimination, certain toxins escape from the bowel into the blood stream and
poison the body, causing a silent form of self-poisoning.
Sixty to 80 percent
of the lymphatic system is in your small intestine. Called the
lymphoid tissue (GALT
it is almost synonymous with the term immune system. The gigantic task of your
GALT is to discriminate between nutritious components and possible antigens
passing through your bowel.
Dr. Joseph Rodrigo M.D - "Almost all diseases begin in the digestive
track. This includes diabetes, asthma, cancer, alzheimer's, heart disease,
memory loss, fibromyalgia, MS, and too many to even list here. If you
are seeking health, and you have not found the answers to your recovery and
healing, start here. Your intestinal track is the origin of disease, and
it is also the origin of your healing. I cannot emphasize enough how important
the cleansing of your digestive system is, to your health."
Autointoxication or "self-poisoning"
from the bowel was a recognized cause of disease in the early 1900s. Dr. H.
H. Boeker stated in 1928, "It is now universally conceded that autointoxication
is the underlying cause of an exceptionally large group of symptom complexes."
Recent researchseems to support these earlier conclusions about intestinal toxemia.
Virtually every state of health is affected by the GI tract.
In addition to processing nutrients as the principal pathway of the digestive
system, the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract.) is
a prominent part of the
providing various levels of defense against pathogenic microorganisms and potentially
toxic substances throughout the path of digestion. If these waste products
are not regularly eliminated, they begin to poison the body and blood. Unchecked,
this autointoxication may ultimately lead to disease and even death.
that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the air we breathe,
the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and the metabolic
waste produced inside us. Toxins build up in the body faster than they can be
removed, contributing to premature aging and chronic and degenerative diseases.
Every day your body is bombarded with millions of toxins from
genetically modified foods , toxic beverages,
polluted air and water, prescription drugs,
excessive stress, attack by
parasites, and exposure to heavy
metals and radiation. You absorb
toxins from pesticides in crops, hormone-injected meat and dairy products,
soy, white flour,
MSG (monosodium glutamate),
microwaved foods, refined
artificial sweeteners, caffeine,
alcohol, electromagnetic radiation, poisoned
drinking water containing arsenic, chorine and
fluoride, industrial chemicals,
and so much more! These toxins suppress your body's
self healing mechanism causing sickness,
low energy levels, anxieties, weight
gain, and many other negative health conditions.
Over 90% of these toxins enter your body through the INTESTINAL TRACT! From
there they enter your bloodstream and begin to damage every living cell, organ,
and biological system. Just as crops wither when vital water is withheld, your
body's self-healing mechanisms can become overwhelmed by toxins … and disease
or poor health is the result! Through my research, my former clinical practice,
and also my work as a natural healthcare educator and "living green" consultant,
I have discovered body toxins to be the underlying cause in nearly every case
of general illness and poor physical or mental health! I am thus able to affirm
the old saying that "Disease Starts and Health Begins in the Colon." Did you
know you can strengthen and retrain your intestinal system to work as the first
line of defense against toxins? Just as the potential for disease exists inside
the body, so does the solution!
Holy Thistle (Blessed Thistle)
Blessed thistle is also known as holy thistle, St. Benedict thistle, cardin,
and spotted thistle. This herbaceous annual has been cultivated for centuries
herb. It was a component of many herbal remedies used to combat the plague.
The herb was cultivated in monastery gardens as a cure for smallpox. Its
specific name is in honor of St. Benedict, the founder of a holy order of
monks. The ancient Romans ate the leaf fresh and boiled the root as a vegetable.
Thistle was once used as a nutritious fodder for cattle in Scotland, and
the leaf, folded between two slices of buttered bread, was eaten with the
breakfast meal. British and German Pharmacopoeias recognize that 'bitters',
including blessed thistle, stimulate bile flow and cleanse the liver. In
Europe, blessed thistle, as a "bitter vegetable drug" is considered to be
a medicinal agent used to aid digestion and promote health. The herb
contains B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, and manganese.
Blessed thistle is considered by many contemporary herbalists and in traditional
folk use as a tonic, astringent, diaphoretic (increases perspiration), emetic
(induces vomiting), and stimulant. Both the blessed thistle and milk thistles
are recommended as a liver tonic, particularly when the liver disease is brought
on by alcoholism. It has been used in treatment of jaundice and hepatitis.
A tea from the leaves, taken warm, will increase
perspiration, reduce congestion, and help to bring down fever. A mild infusion
is astringent and may relieve diarrhea. Blessed thistle is considered to be
one of the best herbs to stimulate the flow of milk in lactating women (lactating
women should always consult their physicians before taking this herb), and its
emmenagogue action (promotes menstrual discharge) helps to regulate female hormone
balance and relieve menstrual pain. Blessed thistle has also been used to treat
the vaginal discharge known as leucorrhea.
The herb is used in the commercial manufacture of herbal bitters, and is
considered a general tonic and digestive. Its bitter properties increase the
flow of bile and other gastric secretions. The herb may stimulate appetite and
relieve flatulence. Blessed thistle is said to relieve melancholy and lethargy,
and was traditionally fed to mentally ill persons. It acts to increase blood
circulation and aids memory. Applied externally in poultice form, blessed thistle
is a good treatment for shingles, wounds, and ulcers. The plant has antimicrobial
properties. The essential oil has been shown to have antibiotic action against
infections, specifically Staphylococcus aureus and S. faecalis. Blessed thistle
has a history in folk use for the treatment of heart ailments, cancers, and
as a contraceptive, but these, and other traditional uses, have not been confirmed
Historically, blessed thistle has been recommended as a treatment for stomach
upset, indigestion, constipation and gas. Some individuals employ this herbs,
as they would its cousin milk thistle, as a remedy for gallbladder and liver
disorders. However, there is only limited clinical evidence to support it use
medicinally. Notwithstanding, many individuals report that blessed thistle is
an effective medicinal healing herb. A few studies show that blessed thistle
may be useful as an anti-inflammatory.
Holy Thistle supports the liver in the release of toxins. Used medicinally
for over 2000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder
disorders. Holy thistle products are popular in Europe and the United States
for various types of liver disease. Holy thistle is believed to have great power
in the purification and circulation of the blood. It is such a good blood purifier
that drinking a cup of thistle tea twice a day will help ease chronic headaches.
Holy Thistle is used for stomach and digestive problems, gas in the intestines,
constipation, and liver troubles. It is very effective for dropsy, strengthens
the heart, and is good for the liver, lungs, and kidneys. It is claimed that
the warm tea given to mothers will produce a good supply of milk. It is also
said to be good for girls entering womanhood as a good tonic.
The related milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is commonly used as a blood and
liver purifier. Blessed thistle, likewise, is considered to have a beneficial
effect on the blood which, in turn, enriches the milk.It has sometimes been
stated that the herb was first cultivated by Gerard in 1597, but as this book
was published twenty years previously it would appear to have been in cultivation
much earlier, and in fact it is described and its virtues enumerated in the
Herbal of Turner in 1568.
Action and Uses---Tonic, stimulant, diaphoretic, emetic and emmenagogue.
In large doses, Blessed Thistle acts as a strong emetic, producing vomiting
with little pain and inconvenience. Cold infusions in smaller draughts are valuable
in weak and debilitated conditions of the stomach, and as a tonic, creating
appetite and preventing sickness. The warm infusion - 1 OZ. of the dried herb
to a pint of boiling water - in doses of a wineglassful, forms in intermittent
fevers one of the most useful diaphoretics to which employment can be given.
The plant was at one time supposed to possess very great virtues against fevers
of all kinds.
It is said to have great power in the purification and circulation of the
blood, and on this account strengthens the brain and the memory. The leaves,
dried and powdered, are good for worms. It is chiefly used now for nursing mothers
the warm infusion scarcely ever failing to procure a proper supply of milk.
It is considered one of the best medicines which can be used for the purpose.
is said to have obtained its name from its high reputation as a heal-all, being
supposed even to cure the plague. It is mentioned in all the treatises on the
Plague, and especially by Thomas Brasbridge, who in 1578 published his Poore
Man's Jewell, that is to say, a Treatise of the Pestilence, unto which is annexed
a declaration of the vertues of the Hearbes Carduus Benedictus and Angelica.
Shakespeare in Much Ado about Nothing, says: 'Get you some of this distilled
Carduus Benedictus and lay it to your heart; it is the only thing for a qualm....
I mean plain Holy Thistle.' The 'distilled' leaves, it says 'helpeth the hart,'
'expelleth all poyson taken in at the mouth and other corruption that doth hurt
and annoye the hart,' and 'the juice of it is outwardly applied to the bodie'
('lay it to your heart,' Sh.), 'therefore I counsell all that have Gardens to
nourish it, that they may have it always to their own use, and the use of their
neighbours that lacke it.'
(1568) says: 'It is very good for the headache and the megram, for
the use of the juice or powder of the leaves, preserveth and keepeth a man from
the headache, and healeth it being present. It is good for any ache in the body
and strengtheneth the members of the whole body, and fasteneth loose sinews
and weak. It is also good for the dropsy. It helpeth the memory and amendeth
thick hearing. The leaves provoke sweat. There is nothing better for the canker
and old rotten and festering sores than the leaves, juice, broth, powder and
water of Carduus benedictus.'Topically, a poultice of blessed thistle is used
to soothe skin irritated by burns, scrapes, shaving, sunburn, and other relatively
minor injuries. A poultice is usually a soft cloth that has been soaked in a
medication, possibly heated, and applied to an aching or injured area of skin
Precautions: There are no reported incidents
of thistle toxicity. However, as with most medicinal herbs, they should not
be taken during pregnancy. Children under two years should not be given the
herb. Lactating women should consult with a qualified herbalist before using
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Do not confuse blessed thistle with its cousin, milk thistle Cardus marianus,
they are two entirely different plants, despite the fact that they share a common
name (holy thistle), and both are known for supporting the liver. Blessed thistle
and its close cousin, milk thistle, are both excellent tonics forthe
liver and digestion. Both are know to repair damaged liver cells. A distinctive
bitter, blessed thistle can be used as a digestive aid before meals. It is diuretic
and induces sweating. Used as a poultice or compress, the plant has a reputation
for curing chilblains. Mabey, Richard ,40 The herb is often used in combination
with other estrogenic herbs to treat menstrual difficulties. One of the main
uses in traditional herbal medicine is of a galactaloge, an herb that stimulates
about the other natural ingredients in the Velocitea and where to purchase
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Compendium, vol 1. Bournemouth, Dorset, UK: British Herbal Medicine Association,
- Foster S. 101 Medicinal Herbs.
Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1998, 32-33.
- Lust JB. The Herb Book. New York:
Bantam Books, 1974, 343.
- National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): A division of the U.S. Department of Health &
Human Services dedicated to research.
- Natural Standard: An organization that produces scientifically based reviews of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) topics.
Eating persimmon leaves inhibits weight gain and lowers lipid levels
a high-fat diet with powdered leaves taken from Native American persimmon trees
can inhibit weight gain and lower both food intake and plasma lipid levels,
research shows.Scientists believe that the rich fiber and phenolic content of
persimmon leaves, which are commonly used to make tea in India, increases the
amount of lipids removed from the body as feces. "Since the persimmon leaves
have beneficial effects on hemostatsis, constipation, hypertension, apoplexy,
and atherosclerosis, they have been broadly applied in food and medicine," says
J Lee, from the Ottogi Research Center in Kyonngi-do, The Republic of Korea
To investigate if the leaves also improved metabolism and lipid levels, the
team fed three groups of rats either a normal control, high-fat, or high-fat
with powdered whole persimmon leaf diet, for 6 weeks. Eating the high-fat diet
without persimmon leaves increased the rats' body weight by an average 114%
in comparison with those fed the normal control diet.However, rats eating the
persimmon leaf supplemented high-fat diet had a final body weight similar to
that of the normal control group after 6 weeks.
"Thus indicating that persimmon leaf supplementation suppressed the excess
body weight gain that could be induced by high-fat feeding," say the authors
in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. They added that these rats gained
less weight because persimmon leaf consumption suppressed their food intake,
perhaps via the hormone leptin, levels of which were higher in the leaf-supplemented
group than the high-fat only group.
The VelociTea herbal tea blend formulated by Dr. Bill Miller contains persimmon leaves and other healing herbs
which assists the body in eliminating waste, foreign matter, toxins and excess weight in a simple, yet effective, easy-to-use but low cost method.
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Eating persimmon leaves with a high-fat diet also created a less atherogenic
lipid profile by lowering plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations,
while increasing the ratio of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol to total
cholesterol. Finally, the researchers say the fact that rats eating persimmon
leaves had a higher daily fecal weight than the high-fat only group, shows that
the "combined effect of high-fiber and high-phenolic content in persimmon leaf
itself could enhance the fecal excretion of neutral and acidic sterol." They
conclude: "Efficacy tests of lipid-lowering action of persimmon leaf suggest
that this whole persimmon leaf food would be beneficial for regulation of lipid
metabolism or prevention of hyperlipidemia in an experimental animal model."
The tannins and flavonoids in Persimmon leaves have anti-hypertensive, anti-carcinogenic,
and anti-mutagenic properties. The leaf also acts as a mild laxative. It
is used for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Persimmon leaf extract containing
astragalin, when taken orally, acts as a natural antihistamine which helps to
reduce allergic reactions. It relieves the symptoms of dermatitis, reducing
inflammation and thickening of the skin. Persimmon leaves also alleviate itching.
The astringent raw Persimmon fruit is used to treat constipation, gastro-intestinal
irritation, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, ulceration of the bowel and stomach,
catarrh of the rectum and colon, hemorrhoids, and to stop bleeding.
Persimmon leaves are a good source of important dietary antioxidants, such
as vitamin A & C and flavonoids. It has been widely used as a tea in oriental
countries. In particular, several tannins and flavonoids isolated from persimmon
leaf were recently found to have antihypertensive, anticarcinogenic and
antimutagenic actions. It is highly possible, therefore, that persimmon leaves
may be developed into potential sources of natural antioxidants and therapeutic
Persimmon leaf is anti-allergic
and anti-pruritic in composition; in other words, an allergy or itching preventive
food. Furthermore, research has proven the therapeutic effect of persimmon
leaf extract on those suffering from dermatitis.
The preventive effect of persimmon leaf extract on the dermatitis was dose-dependent
and a continuous intake of persimmon leaf extract significantly decreased its
onset and development. There were no significant adverse reactions observed.
As well, studies have shown that supplementation of persimmon leaf improves
lipid profiles and suppresses body weight gain in animals that were fed high-fat
diets. It is also used topically in some beauty products to help to clarify
the skin and eliminate dull and dark areas.
Persimmon has been cultivated in
Japan for at least 1,000 years, where it is considered the national fruit. So
it only seems natural that Japanese researchers discovered that the main flavonoid
in persimmon—astragalin—inhibits the release of histamine in mice suffering
from atopic dermatitis. When the mice were given persimmon extract, they exhibited
fewer behavioral symptoms, such as scratching and biting their skin. There was
also a reduction of serum IgE, the antibodies produced in response to an allergen.
Additionally, tissue samples showed there was less inflammation and thickening
of the skin.
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British Journal of Dermatology- "Oral administration of persimmon leaf extract
ameliorates skin symptoms "
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
- " Persimmon leaf extract
and astragalin inhibit development of dermatitis"
Eating persimmon leaves inhibits weight gain and lowers lipid levels
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Malva Leaf (aka "Chinese Mallow" )
Often made into a tea to soothe the membranes of the digestive system.
Malva Leaf is mildly astringent and diuretic and used to treat gastroenteritis,stomachache
and conditions of the spleen. The Chinese use Malva Leaf as an expectorant
and as a gargle for sore throat. Malva Leaf is also thought to be
a mild laxative. The seeds are used in Tibetan medicine, where they are
considered to have a sweet and astringent taste plus a healing potency.
They are used in the treatment of renal disorders, the retention of fluids,
frequent thirst and diarrhea.
The word "malva" is derived from malakos, which in Greek means "soothing";
not surprisingly, malva tea is often given as a gargle to reduce throat
inflammations. Drinking the tea also helps calm stomach and intestinal irritation.
Warm compresses can draw toxins from pimples, abscesses and other skin inflammation
while cool tea compresses can help to relive superficial burns. The leaves
of Malva sylvestris, otherwise known as blue mallow, are rich in mucilage.
The mucilage of M. sylvestris is made up of high molecular weight acidic
polysaccharides (Classen B, et al., Planta Med 64(7): 640-44 (1988)). The
leaf tea is traditionally believed to be useful as an anti-inflammatory,
decongestant, humectant, expectorant, and laxative. It has also been used
internally for soothing sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, coughs, dryness
of the lungs, and digestive upsets. Mallow is also used as a poultice for
healing wounds and skin inflammations. In traditional medicine, mallow leaf
tea is also used against abnormal growths of the stomach and to alleviate
urinary infections (Bisset NG (ed). Malvae folium--Mallow leaf. In Herbal
Drugs and Phyto-pharmaceuticals (1994, CRC Press, Stuttgart, pp 313-316).
Malva or Chinese Mallow plant (Malva verticillata) is a member of the Malvaceae
family which also includes the Marsh Mallow and the Hibiscus. The leaves
have a mild pleasant flavor. Malva has been cultivated in China for over
2,500 years, and is now cultivated in some countries of Europe as a tasty
salad green. Malva seed contains mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids.
In traditional medicine, the Malva leaf was often made into a tea to sooth
the membranes of the digestive system. It is a demulcent (the mucilage soothes
and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes), mild diuretic,
emollient (softens the skin), and a mild laxative (a gentle stimulant of
the bowels). Malva Leaf teas are used in the treatment of renal disorders,
the retention of fluids, frequent thirst, and diarrhea. Malva Leaf has been
used to treat stomach ache, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel, and conditions
of the spleen. The Chinese use Malva Leaf as an expectorant and as a demulcent
gargle to soothe a sore throat. It can also soothe a bronchial irritation
in persons with bronchitis or emphysema. (Beware of Chinese Mallow teas
which also contain Senna or Cassia angustifolia. which are strong laxatives
and can create dependency. VelociTea Detox Tea does NOT contain Senna.
The seed contains mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids. It is demulcent,
(soothes and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes)
diuretic, emollient, (softens the skin) galactogogue (increases milk flow
in nursing mothers), and gentle stimulation of the bowels. The seeds are
used in Tibetan medicine, where they are considered to have a sweet and
astringent taste plus a healing potency. They are used in the treatment
of renal disorders, the retention of fluids, frequent thirst and diarrhea.
The weedy Malva Leaf has been used interchangeably for food, tea and medicine
for thousands of years. The Aztec's used Malva Leaves for Bronchitis, Tonsillitis,
Gastroenteritis, Pleuresia (Inflammation of the membrane that covers the
lungs), Leucorrea or White Discharge, Inflammation of the Cervix, Inflamed
Hemorrhoids, Colitis, Rectiti, Intestinal Infections, Cutaneous Diseases
and to Soften Tumors and Abscess.
Malva Leaves are part of the VelociTea Holy Tea's Ingredients
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The Marsh Mallow or Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) was used by the ancient Greeks to remedy bruises and bleeding,
and as a mild laxative. It was used in medieval Europe for indigestion and diarrhea.
The Marsh Mallow root or leaf was traditionally used to soothe and support the
intestines. It is rich in calcium, zinc, iron, sodium, iodine, vitamin B complex,
and pantothenic acid. Herbs high in mucilage, such as Marsh Mallow and Malva
Leaf (of the same family), are often helpful for symptomatic relief of coughs
and irritated throats.
Marshmallow has expectorant and demulcent properties, which accounts for
this herb's historical use as a remedy for the respiratory tract, particularly
in cases of irritating coughs with bronchial congestion. Marsh Mallow root
and, to a lesser extent, Marsh Mallow leaf both contain significant percentages
of mucilage, a natural gummy substance that does not dissolve in water.
Like other mucilage-containing substances, Marsh Mallow swells up and becomes
slick when it is exposed to fluids.
resulting slippery material coats the linings of the mouth, throat, and stomach
to relieve irritation and control coughing associated with respiratory conditions
such as smoker's cough. Herbs high in mucilage, such as Marshmallow, are often
helpful for symptomatic relief of coughs and irritated throats. Mallow has expectorant
and demulcent properties, which accounts for this herb's historical use as a
remedy for the respiratory tract, particularly in cases of irritating coughs
with bronchial congestion. Marsh Mallow may also have mild anti-infective, immune-boosting,
and diuretic properties. In the British Herbal Compendium the use of Marsh Mallow
is listed for gastroenteritis, peptic and duodenal ulcers, colitis, and enteritis.
Topically, Marsh Mallow is used to soothe and soften irritated skin, and as
a remedy for cuts, wounds, abscesses, boils, burns, and varicose veins. The
edible leaves are used as salad greens in France.
It is an old-time remedy for bladder
infection, digestive upsets, fluid retention, intestinal disorders, kidney problems,
sinusitis and sore throat. Marshmallow is a natural source of beta-carotene,
amino acids [amino acids are the "building blocks" of protein], minerals and
vitamins and is often used as a filler in the compounding of pills. Primary
chemical constituents in Marshmallow include substantial mucilage, polysaccharides,
flavonoids (quercetin), kaempferol, asparagine, tannins, lecithin and pectin.
The great demulcent and emollient properties of Marshmallow make it useful in
cases of inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal and of the urinary
and respiratory organs. Recently, Marshmallow has been used as an expectorant
to treat a variety of upper respiratory problems. Marshmallow also contains
large amounts of vitamin A, calcium, zinc and significant amounts of iron, sodium,
iodine and B-complex vitamins. Like slippery elm, Marshmallow reduces
inflammation and has a calming effect on the body. Topically, marshmallow is
used to soothe and soften irritated skin. It also sooths irritation and inflammation
caused by bronchitis, urinary tract infections, colitis and other problems such
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Each Plastic Bag has two tea bags. From that you will end up with
a gallon of tea.
Bring 32 oz or 4cups of water to a boil... let sit until you can put your finger
in the water without getting burned. Pour the hot water into a glass pitcher
or kettle. Place the 2 tea bags in the water and let sit 8 hours or overnight.
Step 2 After the tea has steeped for 8 hours take out the tea bags.
Get a one gallon container “Glass if you can find one” and pour in the steeped
tea in, and add the remainder of water to make 1 gallon of tea.
That's it! Your Tea is ready to DRINK! If you do not have room in your fridge
for a gallon jug leave the tea in the concentrate form and mix 1 part tea to
3 parts water prior to drinking when heating the tea use a small pot (never
microwave) Keep the tea in the refrigerator. You can dry your tea bags and
use the leaves in your Salads, shakes or any dish that you prepare. Some
people drink 20 oz a day or more. (8oz with Lunch & Dinner then a 4 oz with
DO NOT MICROWAVE the Tea bags or the water used to make your VelociTea Tea. Do
not subject the herbs to excessive heat that could destroy the essential enzymes.
Make your VelociTea with pure, clean, water that has come to a full boil, then
remove the heat and let the boiling stopbefore
adding the tea bags. You may re-heat the VelociTea mixture later, but do not
microwave it. Heat it on the stove just to a gentle boil, not to a rapid boil.
Two bags of VelociTea produce one gallon.
LEAVE THE TEA BAGS IN THE LIQUID TEA when you store it, to keep your
VelociTea infused with the ingredients. If you are not noticing any effects within
a few days to a week, you may have forgotten this and have been drinking VelociTea which is too weak to work effectively.
- Do not microwave tea!!!
Microwaves will destroy
the natural enzymes and render some important nutrients ineffective.
- If you prefer to drink your VelociTea warm or hot, you can heat it in
a saucepan or tea kettle - but do NOT heat the mixture to the boiling point.
- Always drink the VelociTea with food - not on its own. Drink about
8 ounces with meals such as breakfast and dinner, and drink about 4 ounces
with a snack or a light lunch. A standard teacup holds about 6 ounces.
- Drink plenty of water. Not drinking enough water reduces your body's
ability to get rid of wastes and toxins. Drinking enough water is especially
important while detoxing your body. It helps your kidneys, sweat glands,
lymphatic system, lungs, and digestive tract flush out toxins and waste
material. Water acts as the carrier to transport nutrients into your cells
and flush waste material out of your cells.
from Shirley: As with all true natural cure, the road to better health may
begin with a healing crisis.
As you move toward better health with natural healing programs and better nutrition,
healing begins to occur. As part of the healing process the body will begin
to discard toxic residues which have built up in your body over the years.
The healing process usually does not occur without repercussions. During the
initial phase of healing, as your body begins to clean house, (detoxify) and
your vital energy begins to repair and rebuild internal organs, you may experience
headache, uneasiness, flu like symptoms and fatigue. This is called a
healing crisis. You may feel worse before you feel better. As you continue to
improve, you may begin a process called retracing. For example, if you used
to get skin rashes, the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time
as your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience an
initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous. In actuality, you
are not getting worse, you are actually getting better. Eventually you will
reach a plateau of better health. During the healing crisis, it is important
to not suppress these temporary symptoms with drugs or the healing process may
become interrupted. Learn more about healing crisis
More about healing tea
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Schulze, master herbalist - "Over the last 80 years, organized medical
groups and pharmaceutical companies, using lawyers, bribes, lobbyist, insurance
companies and the strong arm of the Food and Drug Administration, have been
very busy. They have corrupted elected officials to pass laws to remove any
competition. They have crushed Natural Doctors, Natural Medicine, and Self-Care.
Their goal is to monopolize health care and make us dependent on medical doctors
and pharmaceutical drugs. It almost worked! We have watched them pass more and
more laws restricting our rights; they have made many healing herbs, foods and
even nutrients illegal. Natural health professionals that flourished a few decades
ago are now barred by law to practice, and Natural Doctors, Holistic Healers,
Health Food Store Owners and even family members of the sick have been arrested
and jailed for using natural remedies. If you disagree with your doctor regarding
the medical treatment of your children, they can be taken away from you, put
in a foster home, and you can be arrested for endangering the health and welfare
of your child. There are many people jailed every year, put there for disagreeing
with medical doctors and their policies."
An ancient Chinese legend:
Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his
son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five
years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to
his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub....
A charming legend tells how this ordinary plant became the
first natural wonder in the world of herbal teas.
The story takes us back to ancient China in 2737 b.c. when one day, Emperor
Shen Nung was kneeling before a fire, heating water. Suddenly a wind stirred.
Leaves fluttered down from a branch over his head and fell into the boiling
water. The aroma captivated Shen Nung and he decided to taste the brew.
Where did these aromatic leaves come from? An ancient wild species
of the black tea shrub. When the leaves are fermented, they produce oolong or
black tea, but when they are brewed fresh, as in Shen Nung's tea, they yield
the refreshing green tea, which contains the potent antioxidant catechin, a
bioflavenoid with antibacterial and anticancer properties.
For centuries in China, monks and herbalists studied plants for their healing
properties, and handed down their knowledge to the next generation by verbal
instruction. To illustrate the importance of tea, a tale tells of an ancient
Chinese herbalist who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs, and began to
pass on his wisdom to his son. The herbalist taught his son 80,000 secrets,
but fell ill before he could complete the lessons. On his deathbed, the herbalist
told his son to come to his grave five years from the date of his death, and
there he would find the other 20,000 secrets.
On the fifth year, the obedient son went to his father's grave, and found,
growing on the site, the black tea shrub.
The black tea shrub is a plant that has been endowed with the Taoist belief
that beauty and harmony are achieved by order and ritual. Every detail in the
planting, picking, preparation of the leaves, and ceremonial customs for drinking
tea became a cultural phenomenon in the Orient. It was passed on to other cultures
as humble gifts from Buddhist monks. When Japanese monks journeyed to China
to study with Chinese monks, they returned home with seedlings from the black
tea shrub as parting gifts. Today, Japan specializes in the production of green
teas, now known as its national beverage. The plants that grow in Japan today
are thought to be offshoots of those first seedlings.
The black tea shrub is a plant that has sailed the world on clipper ships
and trade routes. In 1559, a tea merchant from Persia told a Venetian scholar
about his experience in China, drinking tea. The scholar wrote an account of
the merchant's tea tale that set the port of Venice buzzing. What was this mysterious
brew? Everyone wanted to taste it. By the early 1600s, the Dutch East India
Trading Company was bringing shipments of dried herbs from the black tea shrub
in specially-lined boxes to Europe.
Tea was such precious cargo in its early years of import to Europe, it was
reserved for royal tables, or tea-tasting parties of the rich and influential.
It was introduced as an exotic medicinal beverage that could promote longevity
and cure many disorders. The herb's price exceeded one hundred dollars per pound.
But the herb wasn't the only expense involved.
To follow the Chinese custom, tea-drinking ceremonies in Europe required
imported china. Tiny Ming teacups from China were made of porcelain and held
only a few sips of tea. The cups rested on porcelain saucers, and to brew the
tea, a proper Chinese teapot was needed, along with a Chinese tea jar to store
the dried leaves. This was a costly endeavor that kept tea out of reach for
average people. At the time, the process for making porcelain was not known
in Europe, and to curb the import costs for drinking tea, the Dutch developed
an imitation of the Chinese tea service in elegant blue and white delftware.
One of the earliest tea parties on record in America was held in 1674 in
the Dutch Colony of New York (then called New Amsterdam). To taste the newly
imported teas, society ladies arrived in their best dresses, carrying their
own teacups, fashioned from delicate china, with bowls the size of wineglasses.
To this day, many herbalists still specify herbal tea doses as "the size of
a small wineglass."
A hundred years later, the Sons of Liberty brewed up the most memorable tea
party of them all. In 1773, Americans had independence on their minds, and Britain's
prohibitive taxes on tea sparked a revolution. Thirty-two cases of expensive
dried herbs were tossed into the harbor on the night of the Boston Tea Party.
It was the signal for the birth of a new nation.
For an ordinary plant, the black tea shrub has quite a few tales to tell
of romance and intrigue, old worlds and new worlds, culture and customs. But
it wasn't the only plant in the tea garden.
Locally grown herbs had been used for teas all over the world, and traded
in their own way, though not as aggressively as black, oolong, and green teas.
Many Mediterranean herbs were brought to Europe by the early crusaders and the
Roman army. Other herbs followed the trade routes of saffron to the far east,
and were exchanged for black tea leaves.
Early American colonists learned the secrets of locally grown herbs from
the Indians, and these discoveries played an important role in the fight for
independence. To protest the British taxes on tea in 1773, American women in
Boston, Hartford, and other New England cities vowed to drink teas from indigenous
weeds instead of imported teas. The brews they came up with were called Liberty
Tea. Among them were the antiviral flowers of chamomile, calcium-rich raspberry
leaves, and wild American sage, which is so admired by the Chinese as an herb
for longevity that it remains a major American export to China today.
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Jerry Tennant, MD, from the Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine,
explains that the micronutrients and electrolytes in marine phytoplankton are
exactly what human cell membranes need to carry out their metabolism. Not surprisingly,
the composition of human plasma, or fluid surrounding cell membranes, is similar
to that of sea water. For three billion years Marine Phytoplankton has supported
virtually all living creatures in the Ocean. It contains a unique combination
of life sustaining nutrients including; Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EPA and
DHA), protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Overdependence
on land-based food sources often lead to deficiencies in micronutrients and
trace elements. Marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by
boosting and supporting all systems within the body. When the body is missing
critical components, it is unable to maintain the balance of these systems,
and malfunctions (disease) result. Scientific research indicates that
Marine Phytoplankton may be the most important food on Planet Earth. It is nature's
gift to assist us on our journey to optimal health and wellness through balanced nutrition.
"The future of Nutrition is found in the ocean" - Jacques Cousteau
Let's take a further look at healing with nature. Nature provides us with a simple, straightforward system for regaining and maintaining
superb human health and beauty.
- Healing with Food: Most human
illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency of vital nutrients. When
you supply your body with the proper nutrients, in a form that your body
can use, it knows how to repair itself.
- Healing through Fasting: Fasting
is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism.
- Healing with Water: Hydrotherapy has
been used for centuries to heal the sick
- Healing with the Sea: There
is no family of foods more protective against radiation and environmental
pollutants than sea vegetables.
- Healing with Sunlight: Sunlight
helps the body heal wounds and injuries and overcome virtually any illness.
- Healing with Earth: Clay is renowned to have
many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans.
- Healing with Plants: Plants have the power
to supply the bodies’ life force with the energies it needs to restore and
- Healing with Urine: One of the most powerful,
most researched and most medically proven natural cures ever discovered.
Basic Healing Principles: The
body has an innate capacity to heal itself. Self-healing can only occur
once the cause of the illness has been eliminated. Why elimination
of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease? Physicians
and surgeons palliate symptoms instead of removing causes
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