Introduction: Herbal Remedy for Sore Mouth, Upset Stomach, Etc.

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Herbs have been around since time began. My grandmother was Cherokee and taught me many things; however a lot I really wish I had listened too more carefully.


This remedy really works well. I live in the South where it grows abundantly along creeks and rivers. 

http://www.everygreenherb.com/yellowRoot.html

Yellow Root – (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) Yellow root is anti-inflammatory and a natural antibiotic. The plant can help in the treatment of sinus infections, bladder problems, colds, flu, sore throat, laryngitis, mouth sores, colitis, gastritis, chest congestion, and earache. Yellow root is a uterine tonic and a digestive aid. It is an excellent liverstimulant and is useful in soothing mucus membranes.

Yellow root is used in teas, tinctures, tonics, capsules, powders, eyewashes, gargles, ear drops, douches, and salves. It is known as a powerful cooling astringent that reduces phlegm. When combined with ginseng, yellowroot helps improve the entire immune system.

When used as an external wash, yellowroot can soothe irritated skin, eczema, and measles. As a mouthwash, yellowroot helps heal mouth ulcers, gum disease, and sore throats. Powdered yellowroot can be sprinkled on infected cuts and abrasions to help heal and protect. Yellowroot salve makes an excellent remedy for chapped lips and dry skin.

Yellowroot is used to treat some female conditions including PMS and yeast infection. It can be useful in preventing night sweats and hot flashes during menopause especially when combined with chasteberry.

The Cherokee Indians used yellowroot to cure indigestion and to improve appetite. They used the herb for cancer, whooping cough, liver disorders, fevers, and heart problems. Yellowroot was also considered useful as a dye and was often added to war paint.

Yellowroot is one of the most popular of all herbs. It is estimated that 250,000 pounds of yellowroot is now sold each year. Demand for yellow root has increased dramatically since 1990 due to the belief that the tea can mask the presence of drugs in a urine test. This assumption is false.

Most yellowroot is harvested in the wild. Since demand has increased (and supplies have dwindled) the price of yellow root has skyrocketed. Prices have risen to more than $30 a pound (for dried yellowroot). Some buyers are currently offering up to $100 a pound! At this price, the future of yellowroot is uncertain - lets hope it doesn't get over harvested.

Yellowroot plants usually grow from 6 to 14 inches tall. After emerging in early spring, flower buds quickly develop into small white/purple flowers. Each plant produces a single, green raspberry-like fruit which turns red in July.

Yellowroot rhizomes (roots) should be harvested in the fall and dried for future use. As the name implies, the roots are bright yellow when bark is scraped off with fingernail. The plant likes rich soil and is usually found growing in patches on shady creek banks along with May apple, trillium, bloodroot and black cohosh.

Yellowroot is often used in place of goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis). Both plants have similar properties and can be used for the same purposes but are not identical plants.

*Avoid yellowroot in pregnancy. Do not use if you have high blood pressure. Do not use internally for more than three weeks. (The plant should not be eaten fresh.) The safety of yellow root in nursing women, children, and people with kidney and liver disease is unknown. Side effects are rare but yellowroot can cause mouth irritation and nervousness. Always consult with a physician before using any herbal remedy.


You must first identify your plant.


 

Step 1: Identifying Your Plant

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Look along creek and wetland banks. This plant likes it's feet wet. The best surefire way is if you "think" the leaves look right, pull up a twig and then you will know for sure. The root is a deep, bright yellow.

Step 2: Break the Stick Into Two Pieces

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You can break the stick of the plant into two pieces. It too will be a deep yellow. If it is yellow root, it will be sooooo bitter. You can chew on this stick and it will certainly help any gum sore, mouth sore or anything going on in your mouth.

Step 3: Yellow Root Tea

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I boil about two cups of water in a pot. When it begins to boil I add my clean roots....I use one or two. I let it boil for about one minute, then reduce to a simmer and cover pot for about an hour. Then I add honey to sweeten mine. I'm sure sugar would be fine. You can always add anything that appeals to your taste to improve on the taste of the warm drink. Drink up and feel better.

These are some good websites to follow:
http://www.everygreenherb.com/yellowRoot.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/402878-what-are-the-benefits-of-yellow-root/

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EarthlyC (author)2015-11-30


I made some yellow root tea. A bit bitter, but you get used to it after a few sips !http://earthlychow.com/yellow-root-tea-not-for-the...

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PaulG81 (author)2015-10-11

I can’t believe that my GENITAL HERPES is really cured. Oh is by this time last year I start feeling bad about my life, I feel pain everyday of my life but am very happy now that am really cured I couldn’t have done this on my own. I was searching the internet about this sickness last months when I found about great Dr ALLI, the man that kept his words. I wrote Dr ALLI 's email about my problem, immediately I got a reply from him asking me to fill a form which I immediately did and send back to him, after some minutes he reply me that he have work on my cure that I need to provide some materials which can enable him to work on my cure which I did on the next day of it, after some hours he inform me that he has gotten the things needed for the preparation of the herbal medication that will cure my GENITAL HERPES VIRUS. After he finish preparing the medication, he send it to me and also gave me instructions on how i will be taking the medication. I did exactly as instructed and behold, after 4Weeks my GENITAL HERPES VIRUS got cured. I cant believe I was negative a big thanks to him, am very happy now with my family. you can also get your self cured too from this sickness by contacting him through his email: allispellhelp1@gmail.com OR via his cell phone: +2348109756444. Sir I'm indeed grateful for the help,.

PaulG81 (author)2015-10-11

I can’t believe that my GENITAL HERPES is really cured. Oh is by this time last year I start feeling bad about my life, I feel pain everyday of my life but am very happy now that am really cured I couldn’t have done this on my own. I was searching the internet about this sickness last months when I found about great Dr ALLI, the man that kept his words. I wrote Dr ALLI 's email about my problem, immediately I got a reply from him asking me to fill a form which I immediately did and send back to him, after some minutes he reply me that he have work on my cure that I need to provide some materials which can enable him to work on my cure which I did on the next day of it, after some hours he inform me that he has gotten the things needed for the preparation of the herbal medication that will cure my GENITAL HERPES VIRUS. After he finish preparing the medication, he send it to me and also gave me instructions on how i will be taking the medication. I did exactly as instructed and behold, after 4Weeks my GENITAL HERPES VIRUS got cured. I cant believe I was negative a big thanks to him, am very happy now with my family. you can also get your self cured too from this sickness by contacting him through his email: allispellhelp1@gmail.com OR via his cell phone: +2348109756444. Sir I'm indeed grateful for the help

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