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Stinging Nettle for Allergies

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on June 2, 2008

To the wild food and herb forager who has learned to respect its sting and recognize its attributes, stinging nettle is a true delight.  From ancient Greece to the present, nettle (both leaf and root) has been used for treating a wide range of ailments.  Stinging nettle leaf has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.  Stinging nettle has been used to treat urinary tract infections and as an aid in increasing milk production in nursing mothers.  When used as a health treatment, stinging nettle helps to reduce the inflammation of allergies, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and lupus, eczema, hemorrhage (nosebleed, excessive uterine bleeding) and chronic diarrhea.

Stinging nettle is a very valuable plant, used for food, medicine and fiber.  Nettle contains iron, vitamin C and chlorophyll – all of which aid in the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.  I’ve been told that nettle has more iron than spinach.  Nettle provides the iron necessary for the production of red blood cells.  Stinging nettle roots also help keep testerone in an active form in both men and women.

We have been harvesting and drying stinging nettle for a few months now, this is our first year in using nettle at all.  After learning about how valuable nettle has been since ancient times, we opted to add nettle to our medicine cabinet this season.  In our family there are some who suffer terribly from seasonal allergies.  In fact, almost 10 years ago my husband was told by his allergist that he had the worst reaction to his allergy testing that he had seen in his 25+ years of practice.  He was almost rushed to the emergency room by the allergist from his testing alone!  This was days after his throat swelled almost completely closed from his allergies.  Needless to say, allergy treatments have been high on our family priority list for quite some time.

As I said, we’ve been learning about the value of stinging nettle as a treatment for allergies in the past year.  My husband is really excited to start with the nettle treatment.  I’ll write here about how we harvested and dried the nettle and how I’ve been making an extract for him to use here.  In only a few more days the extract will be ready for him to begin using and we’re hoping that he’ll find some added relief with it quickly.

Harvesting & Drying

It has been a cool and wet spring.  Right now it’s not even 60* outside.  Things aren’t growing very well so far this year so it has taken us longer than we had hoped to be able to harvest stinging nettle.  A few weeks ago we decided that one patch of nettle was big enough to harvest so Shalom cut several stocks down and I tied them in bunches to dry in the attic.  We were sure that Shalom left some stalks in place so they could reproduce for next season by dropping their seeds.  Herbs should be dried quickly and a dark dry place is preferred.  Beside our attic having plenty of room to hang herbs from the beams and trusses, it is the only place that is dark and dry that gets hot.  After a few days the nettle was dry and I crushed them into a jar for storage while I searched for how to make an extract.

Brewing Nettle Tea/Infusion

  1. Weigh out 1 ounce of nettle and place into a coffee press with the nettle below the screen.
  2. Bring to boil 1 pint of water, pour into measuring cup to allow to cool a little for 30 seconds, then pour over nettle.
  3. Allow to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drink between 1 and 4 cups a day, depending on what you’re most comfortable with.  In peak seasons, more tea during the day can be cumbersome so an extract might be easier to manage.

Making the Extract

  1. Weigh out 2 ounces of nettle in a large mason jar.
  2. Pour 2 cups of a mixture of 60% water and 40% vegetable glycerin over the nettle in the jar.
  3. Shake well and let stand for two weeks.  Be sure to store your herbs in a cool place and in a dark colored glass jar and/or in a dark cupboard.
  4. After two weeks, place cheesecloth inside strainer over a bowl and pour the contents of the mason jar into the cheesecloth.  Wrap the nettle in the cheesecloth and squeeze the extract juice out of the nettle and into the bowl.  The cheesecloth prevents any stems or leaf pieces from making it’s way into your extract as well as providing an easy way to press the extract out.
  5. After you’ve pressed as much out as you can, the nettle leaves can be put in your compost bin.  Pour your extract into colored glass jars with lids.  I’m using small dropper bottles that I found at the local co-op.  Again, be sure to use dark colored glass.  And be sure to label your bottle!  On your label include what it is and when you pressed it.  It can last in the fridge for up to 9 months.

Extract Dosage

Dosages are between 1/2 and 2 teaspoons, up to three times a day.  During allergy season the dosage will be higher and more often than in the “off season”.  My husband will be starting with on teaspoon once a day until we know it won’t have any adverse affects for him.  Then we’ll increase his dosage to where he feels most comfortable.

I’ll write about how the nettle treatment is going after he’s had a few weeks to give it a try.  I’d love to hear from any others who have used nettle as an alternative treatment for their allergies, or for any other issue for that matter.

— For further reading —
Stinging Nettle @ The People’s Pharmacy

Stinging Nettle from University of Maryland Medical Center

Stinging Nettle from The Eclectic Physician


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What is ORAC Value?

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on November 21, 2007

You may have noticed a little phrase on your supplement container that says something about ORAC value. Do you know what that is? I didn’t, so I looked it up. Here’s some of what I found:

What is ORAC – Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity ?

There are several methods which have been developed to measure the total antioxidant capacity of biological samples. But the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) method is unique, acording to developer Guohua Cao.

ORAC measures the degree to which a sample inhibits the action of an oxidizing agent and also how long it takes to do so.
Then it integrates the two measurements into a single unit.
This provides an accurate and reproducible measurement for the different types of antioxidants having different strengths.

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is it’s capacity for fighting free radicals which are the cause of cancers, reduced immune system capabilities and other diseases.

One of the best ways to fight free radicals is by choosing the right foods.
This is where ORAC is important. ORAC is a way to measure how many free radicals a specific food can absorb. The more free radicals a food can absorb, the higher its ORAC score. The higher its ORAC score, the better it is at helping our bodies fight diseases like cancer and heart disease and other diseases.


So the higher the ORAC value the more antioxidants our bodies are able to use to help our bodies do what they were created to do. This makes sense. The better we eat (among other things) the better our bodies can fight what needs to be fought and restore what needs to be restored.

(per 100 grams, or 3.5 ounces)

ORAC values refer to the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of a food, as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By testing the ability of foods and other compounds to subdue oxygen free radicals, the DOA was able to determine each compound’s antioxidant capability. The ORAC values in the following chart reflect these findings.





Raisins 2,830 Spinach, raw 1,260
Blackberries 2,036 Alfalfa sprouts 930
Strawberries 1,540 Broccoli florets 890
Raspberries 1,220 Red bell pepper 713
Oranges 750 Corn 400
Cherries 670 Cauliflower 377

Source: Agriculture Research, February 1999

So how many of us are actually able to consume a good volume of these foods? And do those of us who do consume these foods compromise in other areas – such as fiber, protein, etc? How realistic is it for us to consume a good ORAC value in our daily diets with our fast paced and instant lifestyles?

Not all of us make our own breads or raise our own animals for meat and other products. Not all of us grow our own fruits and vegetables and amend our soils to ensure that our produce is able to grow in the richest of soils. So what do we do?

The Feast

Our family has been using a product that we really like. The product is called The Feast. What makes this product unique is it’s processing and it’s contents. This is a whole food product which is grown, mostly organic, in rich soil and juiced within hours of harvesting. The drying process is done at a low temperature so the vital nutrients in the foods are not destroyed. Then the powder of over 176 natural ingredients is mixed together into one product that you can add to your glass of juice as often as you like. Just two scoops of The Feast yield an ORAC value of 3,980. We think it tastes great in orange juice.

What have we noticed since we’ve been using The Feast on a regular basis? We have noticed a more regulated and balanced level of energy throughout the day. Where we used to have peaks and valleys of energy throughout the day we now notice that our energy levels are consistent through the day. We also have just come through the first bout of seasonal viruses. The mono virus was running through our home. YUCK! But this dreaded virus that often can take anywhere from a week to several months to kick and sometimes lands people in the hospital lasted only a week for each individual in our home who contracted this nasty virus. A week from start to finish. Amazing. Is this due to The Feast? I cannot say. But I can say that having a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy foods was very likely a major cause for this virus running so quickly through our family. Everyone is back to normal with no remnant effects of this nasty bug. We do honestly believe that with The Feast as part of our daily routine we were better able to fight off this nasty invader and return to normal health much quicker and without any lagging effects.

Another product with a high ORAC value is Beyond Berries . With an ORAC value of 4,410 according to the suggested use and being made of fruits and berries, it tastes great!

Beyond Berries

The Feast or Beyond Berries, along with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, is a good way to ensure that you are getting a good amount of antioxidants in your diet. And after learning a bit about the benefits of Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) and it’s potential health benefits we are pleased that these products are part of our daily diet. I’m all for increasing my physical capacity for fighting free radicals which are the cause of cancers, reduced immune system capabilities and other diseases.

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Barley Grass

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on October 29, 2007

When a relative of mine was facing a possible diagnosis of cancer, I did a little “internet research” and was so impressed with what I found, I wanted to share it here. I learned about Barley Grass and I’m rather excited at what I found. I have known people to take barley grass and other related products but I never really asked why. This is certainly interesting! Here is some information about barley grass that I found:

Wheat grass/barley grass supplements are promoted for multiple uses. Claims have been made that they help prevent and fight cancer, lower cholesterol, detoxify many pollutants, protect against solar and other forms of radiation, boost energy and immunity, enhance wound healing, help with digestion, fight tooth decay and bad breath, promote healthy skin, reverse graying of hair and lower blood pressure, among other things.

THE EVIDENCE – There have been no clinical trials of barley grass. In an experiment at George Washington University, Goldstein and his colleagues exposed leukemic cancer cells to dehydrated barley grass extract. The extract killed virtually all of them. Encouraged, the researchers then subjected brain cancer cells to the extract. It eradicated 30 to 50 percent of these cells. In a third trial, the extract inhibited the growth of three types of prostate cancer cells by 90 to 100 percent.
Compare Curing Massive Cancer With Green Barley Pills.

In Japan, where barley grass extract is popular, there is anecdotal evidence that it helps the body heal from many illnesses. In one informal study, a Japanese dermatologist observed a group of 7.5 patients with skin diseases ranging from melanosis (darkening of the skin) to eczema. The patients who took barley grass extract healed faster than did those who did not. They also noticed improvements in appetite and bowel regularity.

WOW! I would love to see an FDA clinical study done with barley grass. None of these claims have been tested with US clinical studies nor are they FDA approved claims. These are simply observations that have been made by people who have either used the material in their diets or have done some sort of testing on their own. Like I said, I knew that some people would take these supplement products but I never really asked why. Learning why they are taking them has certainly been intriguing!

Even Oprah has information on barley grass at her website.

I have heard about a man in our area who was diagnosed with end stage cancer and sent home to die. He was quite ill and could not keep any food down, which only made his condition worse. Someone suggested that he drink a barley juice because he should be able to “keep it down”. After several months his physician called to talk to the man’s wife and ask why he wasn’t notified of the man’s death, the physician was rather insulted. The wife handed the phone to the man and apparently the Dr was speechless – the man was alive and seemed to be doing rather well. The Dr asked the man to come in for a check up, which he did. I’m not aware of what this man had been doing since the time he was expected to die and now, but he’s been cancer free for over 2 years now. He attributes much of his condition to the barley. I find this so interesting because apparently he wasn’t even looking for a cure, he just wanted to die without starving to death. Once he started to feel better, I am sure that he and his wife began to look into various things that would benefit him.

Barley Pure is a product that we do have available, if you are interested in trying it for yourself. This product is 100% organic and comes in both a powdered form or in a vegetarian capsule. I’d love to get you connected with a good barley product so you can see for yourself what impact it may have in your life.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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An Easy Headache Remedy

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on October 22, 2007

We all know what a headache looks like thanks to television commercials. Most of us understand that headaches occur when small blood vessels within the skull open up and pressure increases and that pressure is what we know of as a headache.

I read about a simple remedy that I thought was rather funny, till I tried it and it worked. I thought it was just me but then Shalom tried it and later DH tried it and it worked for them too.

So what’s the trick? When you feel a headache beginning over one eye, take a clothespin and put it on the ear lobe of the ear on the same side. DH tried the clothespin but Shalom and I simply pinched our ear lobes as hard as we could. In a matter of seconds the pain faded and disappeared. Why it works, I can’t say. But I can tell you that I do appreciate this little tidbit and I thought I’d share it with others.

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pH Balance and Health

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on October 16, 2007

According to studies, most of the world’s population has an acidic pH level and this contributes to disease, illness, and a detioration of general health. This holds true in North America as well. According to the the Acid Alkaline Balance and Health site site there are numerous problems associated with a pH imbalance:

A few (just a few) of these include lack of energy; constant fatigue; loss of drive, joy, and enthusiasm; high irritability; headaches; problems in the mouth, acid reflux, gastritis, intestinal disorders, kidney problems, skin problems, bone loss, poor circulation, thyroid issues, insomnia, and the list goes on and on.

Correcting your body’s pH balance will result in your feeling better and your body being able to work as it was intended to by our Creator. If your saliva or urine pH is alkaline, disease and sickness virtually can not exist.  Remember, most serious medical conditions did not develop overnight.

The Body and pH Balance
The acronym pH stands for “Potential Hydrogen” and it has to do with hydrogen ions and the ability to absorb more hydrogen ions. The scale which pH is measured is in numbers between 0 and 14. A lower number means that the substance is acidic and a higher number means that the substance is more alkaline. Neutral is in the middle, a number 7. Generally water has a pH of 7 and is a neutral substance.
Acidosis and alkalosis are terms that are used to describe the abnormal conditions when a persons pH does not fall within a healthy range. The pH of human blood should be maintained between 7.35 and 7.45 according to an article titled Acidosis/Alkalosis. We want to maintain a good balance for optimal health and that balance means that our bodies need to be slightly alkaline.

From the pH Ionic website I found this information:

The body becomes imbalanced and overly acidic primarily as a result of three things:

1. Ingesting acids. Eating too many acidifying foods like processed sugar, meats, dairy, coffee, alcohol, etc. create an acid ash in the body. These acids can overload the body’s ability to neutralize them.

2. Creation of acids. Pathogens and microforms create acidifying toxins in the body. As the body becomes more and more acidic, bad bacteria, yeasts and other microforms proliferate in the body. Since these organisms are living, they eat as well as create resulting toxins. These toxins are often very acidifying.

3. Improper elimination of acids. Not all acids are the same; some are weak and some are strong. Weak acids like citric acid are much easier to neutralize than strong acids like uric acid. The body uses many systems in order to buffer acids including breath, mineral reserves, and fat. When the body’s buffering systems become compromised, excess acids build up.

And from pH Regulatory System of the Body:

Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of our body’s biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the speed of enzyme activity as well as the speed that electricity moves through our body.

How To Adjust Your pH

The best way to adjust the pH of your body is through your diet. Most people in America have an acidic pH. Think about what we consume: coffee, soda, pizza, burgers, etc. When we give our bodies the proper building blocks to work with, we will discover that our bodies will be better able to do what they were created to do: heal from injury or illness, fight disease, properly metablolize, etc. Simply put, our bodies will be better able to work to the best of their created abilities. Using these products regularly will aid in restoring you to a balanced pH.

My Experience

Even after giving up fast food and most ready-to-eat boxed meals I was still a cola junkie. I would have at least two cans of cola every day. I would justify it by saying “I don’t like coffee so when everyone else drinks their coffee with all the added sugar and sweeteners, I drink cola.” But over the past few years our family has become more and more health conscious. Is it because our kids are now old enough to hear the conversations about what is good for you and what is bad – and then question why we continued to consume some of the ‘bad’ products? Is it because as adults we are becoming more and more health conscious when we hear of friends and loved ones who are being diagnosed with illnesses and disease? Is it because we, ourselves, are fighting aches and pains and a general loss of “youthfulness”? It could be any of these or all of these, and more. Whatever the primary reason for our attention to health and wellness in recent years, we have worked to eliminate some things and add others. But I didn’t discover that part of the health equation was our pH levels until recently.

Since we have started eating more healthy and whole foods we have noticed a marked difference. We feel better. When everyone else has a cold or a flu, we don’t seem to get it. The few times we’ve been ill it lasts a very short time. A cold that hung on in a friends house for weeks only lasted 2 or 3 days in ours, and wasn’t nearly as bad. When others are tired at the end of the “work day”, DH and I still find energy to work on the farm and do various odd jobs necessary for our construction business, on the rental house, or for aging parents and grandparents.

Several months ago we tested our pH levels and discovered that while we were close to where we needed to be, we still weren’t as close as we wanted to be. It was after this that we quit the cola (though this wasn’t why we quit cola). Then we tested our pH levels again earlier this week to discover that between the two of us, our average pH levels were 6.5 and 6.75. So now we’re not too far away from where we should be. Knowing about our pH levels is just a piece of the health puzzle.

In recent weeks we’ve started a new program on top of our healthy habits. It only makes sense that when the pH piece was placed in the health puzzle, along with the rest of the pieces that we’re finding and putting together, that we would notice a difference in our general health and energy levels.

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Sweat Stains, pH Balance and Deodorant

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on October 16, 2007

If you’re like me you tend to sweat more than others. It’s a family trait, a genetic thing. I also do not wear white. It’s not that I don’t like white but white does not stay white on me. In a matter of time white turns to a dingy yellow. I’m not alone in this. I know someone who turns white shirts orange!

T-shirt sweat stain Dress Shirt - sweat stain

It’s rather bothersome and it can be embarrassing. And it’s not just pit-stains, it’s stains on any part of white clothing that rests against my skin. In doing some research several months ago I discovered that the yellow stain left behind by people like me is from an out-of-balance pH level. Apparently protein from the bacteria that normally lives on our skin will produce the yellowing stain. When the pH level is more neutral the bacteria will leave no stain, but if it’s off the stains will appear. (I never found a remedy for removing the stains that really works, only for not producing them) Apparently the darker the stain the more “off” your pH is. To find out more about pH and your health, see pH Balance and Health.

Anti-Perspirants and Deodorants

For quite some time now there has been a lot of speculation and study about long-term side effects of anti-perspirants and deodorants that use ingredients such as aluminum and zirconium. I’m sure you’ve heard the same things I have: “Aluminum causes Alzheimers Disease so stop using any anti-perspirant!” Whether or not the aluminum in the anti-perspirant does indeed cause some form of mental degeneration, I cannot say for certain and that is not the focus of this article. I do know that because anti-perspirants aid in the prevention of the body’s production of sweat in the areas it’s applied that the FDA considers any anti-perspirant a drug. Deodorant is simply a cosmetic, to keep you from smelling bad.

I’ve tried “all natural” deodorants before and I’ve found that either they stung and/or irritated my skin, they left a sticky residue or they didn’t last all day. Simply put, I haven’t liked them. So I’ve used a popular anti-perspirant/deodorant for as long as I can remember and have passed by those “all natural” deodorants in the stores.

It wasn’t too long ago that I read about a deodorant stone in a folk remedy book. I was intrigued and skeptical. Then I ran across one and decided to try it. Why not, right? I was very impressed! It wasn’t sticky or irritating or stinging, it didn’t smell (meaning it has no odor) and it did successfully keep me from smelling like sweat all day long. Even after exercising and sweating, it worked. The stone is made from a potassium compound and mineral salts that have been allowed to crystalize over time. Not only that but one stone will last as long as six commercial deodorant cans. This means that one stone can last for a year, on average. I like the monetary benefit in this product as much as I like the fact that it works and is a healthier alternative to your standard commercial deodorant.

Here is the product I’ve been using and some of the product information:

Deodorant Stone

Natural Deodorant

URI Deodorant Stone™ helps combat body odors naturally by neutralizing and inhibiting odor causing bacteria. When moistened and applied, the Deodorant Stone forms an invisible layer of protection that leaves you feeling clean and smelling fresh all day.

One of the finest deodorant stones available, the Deodorant Stone is 100% natural, pH balanced, hypoallergenic, environmentally safe, non-staining and non-irritating. Never sticky or greasy. Contains no harmful chemicals, perfumes, oils, emulsifiers, alcohol, aluminum cholorhydrate or propellants.

Contains: Contains potassium sulfate and mineral salts which have been crystallized over a period of months.

If you’re interested in learning more about the URI Deodorant Stone and our experience with it, feel free to contact us through this link.

The Bottom Line

So, what are the results of my quest to wear white again (and keep the clothes white)? Well in past weeks I’ve been able to bring my pH from quite acidic to almost completely balanced. I’ve cut out some things from my diet (like soda) and I’ve added other things to my diet (see this). With these two things I feel different – more energy and more rested, not so worn out. I’ve switched to the deodorant stone and yesterday I just got a brand new white t-shirt to sleep in. I’ll follow up in a few weeks to let you know if there is any staining to be found on my new white shirt.

*** Update May 22, 2008 ***

I have not had a single white garment turn dingy yet! I have, however, had a light green t-shirt fade a little in the armpit area, but that is the only thing I have noticed. The deodorant doesn’t keep you from sweating, just smelling bad. My husband has told me that I no longer smell like anti-perspirant (I always used the unscented kind, still….). Bottom line after 7+ months – I’m thrilled with this product. I’m thrilled that I’ve been able to maintain a more balanced pH and that I am now comfortable with wearing white again!

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Arnica Montana

Posted by theancientpathsfamilyfarm on September 23, 2007

This past summer I had a crush-injury to my foot. In less than 36 hours I was on an airplane heading to southern California for my Grandfather’s memorial service. I was required to walk a lot and wear shoes that, well, hurt my foot quite a bit.

On the trip south I sat next to a very nice lady who told me about a homeopathic remedy that she was very familiar with. She told me about Arnica Montana and recommended I get some and apply it ASAP to help my foot. To be honest, I forgot about it. I did have other things on my mind at the time. But a few weeks after getting home I spotted some arnica spray at the local health food store and bought some. It sat on the shelf waiting for an opportunity to be used.

This past week DH injured his forearm. It was black and blue by the time he got home, not to mention the swelling. At dinner when I went to get his MSM I saw the spray in the cupboard and brought it to him. He applied it to his arm and we began to eat dinner. Less than 5 minutes later he was up and applying more spray to his arm. I asked him why he was doing that and he told me: “I missed a spot. I can definitely feel a difference already in the area that I sprayed and the area that I didn’t. It doesn’t hurt at all like it did before I put it on.” We were all impressed! Now, DH is a very tough man and rarely comments about his injuries (carpenters often have a few injuries). This one hurt and was in such a location that every time he rested his arm on the table or the truck door it hurt. To be honest it hurt just for me to look at it. But DH is also such a man that if a remedy works, I don’t often find out. 🙂 Like I said, he’s a tough guy. The fact that this spray had such an effect was very impressive to all of us!

What is Arnica Montana? It is a topical substance produced from a flower. It is used to reduce the swelling and pain of bruises, sprains, muscle or joint problems, swelling of the veins under the skin, and for insect bites. It has also been used as a mouthwash for swollen gums and mouth ulcers. It comes in a lotion or a spray, though I suggest the spray because when I injured my foot I simply could not touch it for about 6 weeks. And with DH’s arm there would have been no way to apply lotion either. A spray simply makes more sense to me. I don’t find, in my limited search, any negative affects of arnica spray other than possible skin irritation.

I certainly recommend this product to anyone who has need of a remedy for the swelling and pain of bruises, sprains, muscle or joint problems. I’d be curious to hear about other experiences with arnica. Please feel free to leave a comment.

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