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This website contains general knowledge about herbal medicines and their curative values. It is not intended to be taken as a substitute or self treatment; It is therefore highly recommended to seek an advice from a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Some of the herbs stated in this website may cause reaction to the user. Neither natural herbal life nor its employees shall be held responsible for any such reactions. Do not try to do some self diagnosis or treat your self.  All consultations should be carried out by a qualified medical practitioner

Lungtonic Herbal Medicine



 

Lungtonic Herbal Medicine
Lung Special Herbal Medicine Good for: Asthma, allergy and other respiratory related maladies Has expectorant extract. It is an antibacterial and anti-viral herbal product

 

 

DEATH: My Lord “.. naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither; the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” Job 1:21 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten” Ecclesiastes 9:12 “And I heard a Voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Revelation 14:13.

“Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosperereth.” 3John 2

VITAMINS

CLASSFICATION OF VITAMINS

(a) Fat- soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K.

-    Are soluble in fat but not in water.

-    Are stored in the body mainly in the liver for months.

-    Their prolonged intake is toxic and may prove fatal except with vitamin E.

-    Are absorbed in the intestines.

-    They are not easily lost by cooking or storage but are destroyed by rancidness.

-    Their absorption in hindered by mineral oil.

-    Their deficiency symptoms appear slowly.

(b) Water soluble vitamins B – complex and C

-    Are soluble in water and not fat.

-    Not stored in the body.

-    Destroyed easily by heat, cooking and storage.

-    Any excess in the body is excreted in the urine.

-    Their deficiency symptoms develop rapidly.

 

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

VITAMIN A

Functions:

·   Ability to see * Normal skin * Growth and development of bones and teeth *Keeps respiratory, urinary and intestines healthy by secreting mucus along the cells lining *For carbohydrates metabolism in the liver * For normal reproductive processes *Smell, taste and hearing *Prevention of cancer * Preventing diseases by neutralizing free radicals.

Deficiency:

·   Poor vision and xyrophthalmia * Dry, scaly, itching skin * Infections susceptibility * Slow wound healing *Poor bone growth * Defective enamel *Taste and smell loss * Stunting of body growth.

Toxicity

·   Nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, loss of hair, bone pain, dry itching skin, drowsiness and poor menses.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Cayenne, Comfrey, Dandelion, Garlic, Kelp, Papaya, Parsley, Pokeweed, Raspberry, Red clover, Safflower, Watercress, *Deep yellow vegetables like pumpkin, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, yellow corn. * Dark green Vegetables like spinach, beet greens, broccoli *Yellow fruits like peaches, oranges, mangoes * Watermelon

Vitamin A is pro vitamin A carotenes, when found in plants and Retinol while in fresh.

 

VITAMIN D (Calciferol)

Functions:

·   Helps metabolism and absorption of calcium and phosphorus * For strong bones and teeth * Maintaining calcium and phosphorus levels in blood.

Deficiency:

·   Weak bones and easily decaying *Rickets *Osteomalacia in adults

Toxicity:

·   Abnormal growth, kidney stones, high blood pressure, Weight loss, Lack of appetite, irritability, vomiting, excessive thirst, diarrhea and weakness.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Chlorophyll, Watercress, * Fruit, vegetables, grains has little while egg, milk, milk products has a lot of it *Sun.

 

 VITAMIN E (Tocopherols)

Functions:

·   Antioxidant * Prevents oxidation of vitamins A, C and unsaturated fatty acids *Protects red blood cell *Helps in release of energy from glucose and fatty acids * Helps in reproduction * Slows aging * Pain and cramps * Performance

Deficiency: * Prematurity

Toxicity: * Large doses may interfere with the action of vitamin k.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Dandelion, Kelp, Raspberry, Watercress, *Wheat *Soybean * Whole grain cereal, legumes, corn, nuts, seeds *Green vegetables, peppers and carrots.

      

VITAMIN K (Menadion)

Functions: * Helps in the clotting of blood

Deficiency: * Hemorrhage *                                               

Toxicity:

·   Excess of synthetic vitamin K may lead to jaundice and anemia in infants

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Chlorophyll, plantain, *Dark green vegetables *Cauliflower, Pea, Cabbage * Cereals * Soybean oil and vegetable oils * Intestinal bacteria synthesis.

 

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

(Vitamin B complex)

 

VITAMIN B 1 (Thiamine) Can be stored for two weeks in the body.

Functions:

·   Energy production * Appetite * Carbohydrate metabolism * Functioning of nervous and cardiovascular systems * Prevention of Beriberi

Deficiency:

·   Results to Beriberi hence nervous disorder due to lack of glucose. Its lack may also cause fatigue, depression, irritability, moodiness, inability to concentrate, confusion, headache, leg cramps, numbness and tingling of the feet, paralysis may occur.  Loss of appetite, constipation, nausea and weight loss. Heart failure may occur with accumulation of fluid in the tissues (Wet beriberi)

Sources:

·   Cayenne, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Kelp, Parsley, Raspberry, *Wheat germ and cereals * Dried pea and beans, peanuts, legumes * Nuts * Green vegetables * Foods rich in proteins.

 

RIBOFLAVIN (Vitamin B2)

Functions:

·   Energy production * Growth, maintenance and repair of tissues * Production of Red Blood cells

Deficiency:

·   Mouth corners cracks * Split, crack and inflammation of lips * Smooth purplish red tongue * Dry and scary skin * Watery, irritating and light sensitive eyes *Impairment of vision * diminished reproductive capacity * retarded general grow of the body.

·   Sources: * Alfalfa, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Kelp, Parsley, Safflower, Watercress * Wheat germ * Vegetables, * Nuts, * Legumes * Whole grain

 

NIACIN (Nicotinic acid, Vitamin B3)

Functions:

·   Proper function of nervous and digestive systems * Energy Metabolism * Maintaining health skin. Production of fatty acids, steroids and Cholesterol

Deficiency:

·   Pellagra (diarrhea, dermatitis, depression and dementia are the symptoms of pellagra)

Toxicity:

·   Stomach upset, dizziness, nervousness and flushing of the skin if taken in large doses.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Kelp, Parsley, Sage, * Legumes, Peanuts and Peanut butter * Whole grain and Cereals * Seeds and nuts * Broccoli, Potatoes, collards, *Avocados, figs, prunes, bananas.

 

PYRIDOXINE (Vitamin B6)

Functions:

·   Metabolism of protein, glucose and fat * Production of red blood cell. Hemoglobin synthesis * Helps niacin production from tryptopham. * Functioning of nervous system. * Production of antibodies. * Production of regulatory substances.

Deficiency:

·   Anemia, * Nausea * Sore mouth * Smooth red tongue, * Kidney stones, * Dermatitis around the eyes and mouth corners * Poor growth, * Vomiting * Abdominal pain, depression and confusion.

Toxicity:

·   Large doses may course difficulty walking * Feet numbness, * Clumsiness in handling objects * Tingling sensation in hands, lips and tongue.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, Chlorophyll, * Whole grain cereals, yeast nuts * Legumes, bananas, potatoes, green vegetables, yellow corn * Wheat germ, Seeds, Avocados.

 

FOLACIN (Folic Acid)

Functions:

·   Hemoglobin and red blood cells formation * Growth and reproduction * Protein metabolism * Pernicious anemia treatment * Neural tube prevention in fetus.

Deficiency:

·   Pernicious anemia symptoms being Diarrhea, weakness, fatigue, reddish mouth and tongue with sores.

Sources:

·   Green vegetables, Broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower * Nuts, legumes, whole grain cereals, yeast, * Oranges, carrots.

 

COBALAMINE (Vitamin B12)

Functions:

·   Normal body cell functioning *Nervous system * Normal growth *Metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates *Production of red blood cells.

Deficiency:

·   Pernicious anemia with sore mouth and tongue; loss of appetite and weight, weakness, difficulty in walking and mental disturbances

Sources:

·   Alfalfa * Chlorophyll * Kelp * Dietary supplement

VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)

Functions:

·   Collagen formation (a protein material that binds tissue cell together necessary for healthy teeth, bones, skin and tendons * Absorption of calcium and iron * Healing of wounds *Convert of folic acid to active form * Protects infections * Regulates body processes * Integrity of blood vessel walls * Synthesis of red blood cells and some hormones * Antioxidant.

Deficiency:

·   Scurvy symptoms being dry skin, bleeding in eyes, gums and around hair follicles, loss of hair, fatigue, painful bones and joints, cavities in teeth, sore mouth and gums when in total deficiency * In partial deficiency symptoms are irritability, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue, restlessness, bleeding gums, retarded growth

Toxicity:

·   In high doses kidney stones, skin rash, diarrhea, low blood sugar, poor metabolism of vitamin B12.

Sources:

·   Alfalfa, catnip, cayenne, chickweed, Dandelion, garlic, horseradish, kelp, lobelia, parsley, * raspberry, strawberry, watercress, plantain * Citrus fruits * Green peppers, Broccoli, tomatoes, Cabbages, greens, potatoes, yams, cauliflower * Strawberry, guava, mangoes, papaya

 

Other Vitamins:

-    VITAMIN G

Sources: * Alfalfa, cayenne, Dandelion, kelp

-    VITAMIN P (Rutin)

Sources: * Dandelion, Rue.

-    VITAMIN T: Sources: * Plantain

-    VITAMIN U (for peptic ulcers)

Sources: Alfalfa, chlorophyll

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