David “Avocado” Wolfe, is considered by his peers to be one of the worlds’ leading authority on nutrition. David Wolfe is the author of many nutrition books such as Amazing grace, Naked Chocolate, Eating For Beauty and the Sunfood Diet Success System. This is David Wolfe and he shares with us three of the needed raw organic foods that we need to have in our household.
First on the list is garlic. Garlic is diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and a stimulant. It has many marvellous effects and healing powers and possesses stimulant and stomachic properties in addition to its other benefits.
As an antiseptic, garlic has already been recognized as it was used in the war to control the suppuration in wounds. Its raw juice is expressed, diluted with water and where put on swabs of sterilized Sphagnum moss which are then applied to the wound. Due to this treatment during the war, lives of thousands of men have been saved by its use.
It is also applied in ointments and lotions to disperse hard swelling. Pounded and employed as a poultice for scrofulous sores and is is also said to prevent anthrax in cattle.Its other benefits include prevention of common cold and flu, assist in the management of high cholesterol levels, an effective natural mosquito repellent, a natural antibiotic, and a powerful antioxidant.
Then second on David Wolfe’s list is Echinacea. Echinacea is a purple coneflower and is best know herb for stimulating the immune system. Thousands of Europeans and Americans use echinacea against colds, flu,minor infections and other major and minor ailments. Echinacea, a native American herb has a very impressive record in laboratories and clinical research as it is currently being used for treating infectious diseases.
The primary uses of echinacea are as follows. For treatment against colds,cough,flu and other respiratory conditions, enlarged lymph glands, sore throat, urinary tract infections, other minor infections, combat herpes and candida, for wounds, skin regeneration and skin infections, psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions.
Echinacea increases the non specific activities of the immune system which means that it stimulates the overall activity of the cells that are responsible for fighting all kinds of infections. Echinacea makes our own immune cells more active in attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells including cancer cells.
Third on David Wolfe suggested herbs to have is the lomatium herb. Lomatium herb is native to North America and is used medicinally for infections. The herb has been used by many tribes of Native America to treat infections particularly those that affect the lungs. It was particularly used in the southwestern United States during the influenza pandemic of 1917 with reportedly good results. Lomatium herb also has antiviral effect and anti-bacterial remedy.
So that is just about it with David Wolfe and his herbs. Hope this one has help you on how to have a healthy life the raw organic way. Have a good day!