Healthy & strong hair, skin & nails
Oats Avena sativa Nettle Urtica dioica Horsetail Equisetum arvense Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus
Lack lustre skin
Hair Skin and Nails Tonic
This mix contains a blend of nutritive herbs particularly rich in silica, protein and minerals to increase vitality and nourish the hair, skin and nails. These are combined with gentle digestive stimulants to improve protein absorption, nervines to support an over-stressed nervous system, and cerebral circulatory stimulants to promote blood flow to the extremities. The mix can be used to treat alopoecia, premature male pattern baldness, lack lustre skin, premature aging and brittle nails.
Oats Avena sativa – Oats are anticholesterolemic, antispasmodic, anti-cancer, cardiac, diuretic, emollient, nervine, nutritive, poultice, stimulant. In particular oats are a nutritious food that gently restores vigour after debilitating illnesses, helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood and also increases stamina. The seed contains the anti-tumour compound b-sitosterol and has been used as a folk remedy for tumours. A tincture of the ground seed in alcohol is useful as a nervine and uterine tonic. A decoction strained into a bath will help to soothe itchiness and eczema. A poultice made from the ground seeds is used in the treatment of eczema and dry skin. When consumed regularly, oat germ reduces blood cholesterol levels. Oat straw and the grain are prescribed to treat general debility and a wide range of nervous conditions. They are mildly antidepressant, gently raising energy levels and supporting an over-stressed nervous system. They are of particular value in helping a person to cope with the exhaustion that results from multiple sclerosis, chronic neurological pain and insomnia. Oats are thought to stimulate sufficient nervous energy to help relieve insomnia. Oats are an excellent remedy for hair loss associated with stress.
Nettle leaf Urtica dioica – Nettle is a mild diuretic, astringent, tonic, haemostatic, dermatological agent; extracts are reported to have hypoglycaemic properties. It is indicated for rheumatic conditions, uterine haemorrhage, cutaneous eruptions, infantile and psychogenic eczema, epistaxis, melaena. Specifically indicated in nervous eczema. The root is indicated in the symptomatic treatment of micturition disorders such as nocturia, pollakisuria, dysuria and urine retention and in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urtica is rich in iron and vitamin C, making it a useful remedy in anaemia and other debilitated states, the presence of the vitamin C ensuring that the iron is properly absorbed. The herb has an important effect on the kidney and on fluid and uric acid excretion, so is of benefit in gout and other arthritic conditions, particularly if there is an element of anaemia. Urtica is also of benefit in chronic skin conditions such as eczema, helping to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Urtica is known to stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers, and is often used in this way by farmers for their stock. It has been shown experimentally to have both hypoglycaemic and hyperglycaemic properties, the hypoglycaemic component being ‘urticin’. Nettle contains Chlorophyll, vitamin C and iron, making nettle an excellent blood tonic. Nettles are a natural anti-histamine. They strengthen and support the whole body. Throughout Europe they are used as a spring tonic and general detoxifying remedy. They are specific for rheumatism, arthritis and eczema especially associated with blood deficiency.
Horsetail Equisetum arvense - Horsetail is an astringent, diuretic and vulnerary. Horsetail is an excellent astringent for the genito-urinary system, reducing haemorrhage and healing wounds thanks to the high silica content. Whilst it acts as a mild diuretic, its toning and astringent actions make it invaluable in the treatment of incontinence and bed wetting in children. It is considered a specific in cases of inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostate gland. Externally it is a vulnerary. Its’ high silica content makes it a specific for alopoecia.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary is antispasmodic, antidepressive, antimicrobial, carminative, rubefacient, emmenagogue and nervine. Rosemary is best known as a cerebral circulatory stimulant, improving blood flow to the head thereby improving memory. As a nervous system tonic it is used to prevent debility due to stress. Rosemary is a circulatory and nervine stimulant, which in addition to the toning and calming effect on the digestion is used where psychological tension is present. This may show for instance as flatulent dyspepsia, headache or depression associated with debility. Rosemary is best known as a cerebral circulatory stimulant, improving blood flow to the head thereby improving memory and helping promote hair growth.
Bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus - Bladder wrack is rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphur, silicon and iron, high in some B-complex vitamins, contains moderate amounts of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc, small amounts of vitamins A, C, E. It is rich in algin and mannitol, carotene and zeaxantin. The main use of bladder wrack in herbal medicine is as a source of iodine, an essential nutrient for the thyroid gland. The mineral rich content makes it a useful to treat any condition of the hair, nails or skin. Bladder wrack should not be used in cases of hyperthyroidism or cardiac problems, during pregnancy and lactation or acne.
Purchasing and additional information
All herbs are 40 euro per bottle except for Carahealth Memory, Carahealth Antiageing, Carahealth Immune, Carahealth Male, Carahealth Adapt and Carahealth Anticancer, Carahealth Chemotherapy support and Carahealth Partus Prep which are 45 euro. Herbs are sold in a miniumum of 2 bottles at a time or one month supply (this can be a combination of 2 different tonics such as a Partus Prep and Birth Aid). This is because you will need a minimum of one month to see a real effect in chronic conditions, although if the herbal tonic is right for you, you should expect to see some improvement of your condition within the 2 weeks. Postage and packaging is 10 euro for 2 bottles to Ireland and UK. Contact me for postage rates to other countries. As a rough guide, I say for every year you have had a condition you need a month of treatment. The shop is in the process of being built, meanwhile, please email me your order and I will send you an invoice via PayPal. Herbs are posted on receipt of payment and delivery is 3-5 days.
All herbal tinctures come in 200ml bottles, taken at either 5ml 3 x day or 7 1/2 ml 2 x day. One bottle taken at this therapeutic dose will last 2 weeks. All herbs are either 1 in 1s or 1 in 2s meaning they are 1 part herb in 1 or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1 in 3s or 1 in 5s. Therefore my tinctures are at least 2 x greater in strength and effectiveness. They are also organic or wildcrafted where available and I do not use endangered species.
Whilst the Carahealth Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, I recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult. I accept no resposibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although my Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy). I can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medications but would like a consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.
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