Herbs In Sea Minerals

A quote from Rudolph Steiner "for every human illness, there is a plant which is the cure"

These are the herbs found in Amena's Sea Mineral Products along with properties attributed to them. This information is widely available in books about herbs, botanical journals, the internet. We encourage you to do your own research. Our founder Gerry Amena came from Europe and also worked with the Medical Corps of the Dutch Army in Indonesia. In both places, and at his time of being, especially during the 2nd world war. He learnt that many plants have properties that can help sustain wellness in an environment where it was not always possible to get medical help. He developed his formulas with the intent to help the body help itself.

Links:Nasturtium; Plectranthus AmboinicusCarica PapayaHawthorn. 

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SHEEP SORREL An ingredient in Amenas Ultra Boost Oral TonicTargeted Care and Ultra Hydrating Cream

 

Sheep Sorrel is also known as sour weed and red sorrel (USA) 

Sheep Sorrel has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries.  It is quoted as a herb of healing in the 16th century novel Don Quixote. Pliny and Dioscorides mention sheep sorrel and its contemporary use in the 1st century AD.  The Native Americans used Sheep Sorrel medicinally according to the traditions of the tribe, for instance the Aleut and Cherokee used it dermatologically for many skin conditions, the Mohegans for gastrointestinal conditions, and the Squaxin as a tuberculosis remedy. In the 1920's nurse Renee Caisse observed Chippewa Indians using a concoction including Sheep Sorrel as a cancer cure and based her famous Essiac tea around Sheep Sorrel, Burdock Root, Turkish Rhubarb and Slippery Elm. The Sheep Sorrel to target the cancer and the others to cleanse the blood. 

Properties:

Anti cancer - destruction of cells

Anti Angiogenesis - inhibits the ability of cancers to generate a blood supply

Anti Inflammatory

Anti Bacterial

Anti Oxidant

Inhibits Mestastasis

Helps with side effects of Chemotherapy

Diuretic

Helps with sinusitis - tannins reduce mucous production

Contains Vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K

Contains Clorophyll - liver cleansing

Cautions**:
 
Due to the oxalic acid content it is best not used when kidney stones are present
  
Not recommended for pregnant women
 
Not recommended if on blood thinning medication due to the Vitamin K component
 
 
Resources: Gerry Amena/Oral; www.herbsarespecial.com/herbs/herbs_sheep_sorrel.htm; www.henrettes-herb.com/eclectic/madous/rumex.html (German); www.jonbarron.org/herbal library/herbs/sheepsorrel; www.healthfreedom.info/sheep sorrel.htm; www.americanbotanicalcouncil.com
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Links:  Sheep SorrelNasturtiumPlectranthus AmboinicusCarica PapayaHawthorn.

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NASTURTIUM An ingredient in Ultra Boost Oral Tonic, Targeted Care and Ultra Hydrating Cream

 

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Magus) also known as Monks Cress and Indian Cress


Nasturtium can be found in many gardens often growing wild. The leaves, flowers and seeds can be eaten and indeed it was quite common to use a few nasturtium leaves in a salad or sandwich. Unfortunately not too many sour or bitter tasting foods are included in our modern diet, to our detriment as bitter taste , especially in Ayurveda, help the absorption of minerals and cleanses tissues.
 

Properties:

Used for respiratory infections

Anti Bacterial

Anti Septic

Used for urinary tract infections

Diuretic

Regulates Hyperthyroidism

Stimulates the digestive tract

Heals Wounds

Reduces Inflammation

Promotes Circulation

Expectorant

Does not damage intestinal flora

Reduces Hypertension (studies in rats)

Main Substances: glucosinolates, mustard oil, flavonoids, carotenoids, Vit C, isoquercitrin

Some herbalists believe it has had success fighting off Staphylococcus aureus.

Cautions**:

Not to be used when stomach or intestinal ulcers are present

Not recommended for those with Kidney Disease

Not recommended for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Mothers

 

Resources: Gerry Amena/Oral; www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874110009025; www.webmd.com/.../ingredientmono-526-nasturtium.aspk?; www.bioweb.uwlax.edu.bio203/S2012/stipan-sama/nutrition.html; www.botanical-online.com/english/nasturtium.com; www.about-herbs.eu/nasturtium-miraculous-killer-bacteria.html


 Links: Sheep SorrelNasturtiumPlectranthus AmboinicusCarica PapayaHawthorn.

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PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS An ingredient in Ultra Boost Oral TonicTargeted Care and Ultra Hydrating Cream

 

Plectranthus Amboinicus also known as Coleus Amboinicus (formerly), Mexican Mint, Cuban Oregano, Spanish Thyme, Mother/Queen of Herbs, Five Spice, Indian Borage, Dao Shou Xiang, Puerto Rican Oregano

Plectranthus Amboinicus is native to South Eastern Africa and grows readily in the sub tropics. The leaves have been used crushed as a topical treatment for skin conditions and bruising and also as a tea for many ailments. Research shows positive effects on breast and prostate cancers. Contains flavonoids; quercetin, apigen, leceolin, salvigenin, genkwanin and volatile oils thymol and carvacol.

Properties:

Anti Biotic

Anti Bacterial

Anti Fungal

Anti Viral

Anti Inflammatory

Anti Rheumatic

Anti Microbial

Anti Tumour (Sarcoma-180 and Erlich ascile carcinoma)

Diuretic

Good for kidney and lymphatic system

Mildly sedative

Vitamins C, A and E

Immune System Booster

Omega-6 and linoleic acids 

Anti Oxidant

Eczema, sebhorreic dermatitis, neurodermatitis

Expectorant and cough reliever

Cautions**:

Not for use by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

 

Resources: Gerry Amena/Oral; www.greenpharmacy.info/article.asp?issn-0973-8258;year2008;volume=2;issue=3;spage=182;epage=184;aulast=Kaliappan; www.herbsarespecial.com.au/free-herb-information/mother-of-herbs.html; www.herbs-herbalsuppliments.knoji.com/herbs-cuban-oregano-culinary-medicinal-uses-and-nutrition www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/indian-borage-mexican-mint.html

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Links: Sheep SorrelNasturtiumPlectranthus AmboinicusCarica PapayaHawthorn.

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PAW PAW An Ingredient in Ultra Boost Oral Tonic, Hawthorn Oral TonicTargeted Care and Ultra Hydrating Cream

 

Carica Papaya also known as Paw Paw (NOT the North American plant of the same name)
 

Paw Paw leaves have been used for many years in folk medicine for warts, cancers, tumours, a digestive aid along with the fruit and seeds. Scientists have been researching its efficacy to fight cancer and have found that the substance in carica papaya leaf has dramatic cancer fighting properties and boosts the production of T Cells (Th1-type cytokines), boosts platelet counts in Dengue fever and significantly lowered the growth of cervical, breast, liver, lung and pancreatic lab grown tumours, in fact the higher the dose of carica papaya leaf extract the more impact on the tumour. Tests and research are continuing.

Properties:

Anti Oxidant

Immunomodulatory

Anti Bacterial

Digestive aid

Vit A, C, B, B12 and folic acid

Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, most amino acids, quinic acid, quercitin

Possibly Anti Malarial, tests are continuing. (Malaysia)

Anti Cancer

Cautions**:

Not to be used with thyroid stimulators KC-X or with CoQ10

 

Resources: www.cms.herbalgram.org/herbclip/483/051364-483.html; www.sciencedaly.com/releases/2010/03/100309182449.htm; www.rochway.com.au/blog/benefits-of-papaya-leaf-extract/; www.cancernaturaltherapyfoundation.org/health-articles-view.php?id=55

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Links: Sheep SorrelNasturtiumPlectranthus AmboinicusCarica PapayaHawthorn.

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 HAWTHORN An ingredient in Hawthorn Oral Tonic

 

Hawthorn also known as Crataegus (Sp), May Tree, Thorn Apple, Goddess Tree

Hawthorn has been used for conditions of the heart and circulation for many centuries. It is widely regarded as a safe and effective treatment for early stages of heart disease and has been endorsed by the German Commission E the Scientific Advisory Board similar to the FDA and TGA.

Properties:

Anti Oxidant

Anti Inflammatory

Diuretic

Increases Blood Flow

Used for:

Congestive Heart Failure

Chest Pain

Angina

Irregular Heartbeat

Low and High Blood Pressure

Kidney Stones

Atherosclerosis

High Cholesterol

Indigestion

Diarrhea

Anxiety

Cautions**:

Not recommended for pregnant mothers

Not to be used with Digoxin (Lanoxin)

May reduce High Blood Pressure and therefore may cause blood pressure to go too low if on High Blood Pressure medication.

 

Resources: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711311800188; www.cms.herbalgram.org/herbclip/221/review42747.html:www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn; www.herbwisdom.com/herb-hawthorn-berry.html; www.webmd.com/...supplements/ingredientmono-527-hawthorn.aspx? 

 
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**Talk over the use of herbs and their possible interactions, especially if you are taking medication, with your preferred medical professional.