The ABCs of ProBLEN: S
As a leading supplier and developer of homeopathic hormone boosters, ProBLEN has great experience with the principles of homeopathy and the usefulness of the thousands of natural ingredients people rely on every day to feel their best.
Many homeopathic ingredients have long histories in traditional medicine and have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world. Today, homeopathy has allowed us to increase the safety and potency of these ingredients to help modern-day people get their bodies in balance and their health under control.
In this issue of the ABCs of ProBLEN, we're going to discuss ingredients and substances beginning with the letter S. S is for…
Sabadilla officinarum is a plant that goes by several additional names including cebadilla, cevadilla, and Asagraea officinalis. It is useful for treating the types of symptoms that come with allergies and hay fever, especially sneezing. It also possesses anti-influenza properties, helping the body fight the flu as well as reducing symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and sinus congestion.
Sabadilla is best used in cases of repetitive sneezing with congestion and a runny nose. Within 30 minutes, symptoms may stop, or alternately a new sneezing fit may be induced as part of homeopathic aggravation (remember, homeopathy works by inducing similar symptoms to spur the body's immune response). After the initial aggravated sneezing, symptoms are known to reduce.
Sanguinaria canadensis is the botanical name for the bloodroot plant, which has been used in Native American traditional medicine for thousands of years. It has also been used to make an orange dye in some areas as well as body paint in others. Like many homeopathic ingredients, it is poisonous in its natural form but safe to use when diluted in a homeopathic preparation.
Bloodroot has shown effectiveness in treating general hay fever symptoms, especially with nasal discharge (similar to sabadilla above, although bloodroot works differently). Bloodroot contains many bioavailable alkaloids that act on the molecules that make up the body's cells, so it may be useful against a variety of conditions which are currently being investigated. It also has antimicrobial properties.
Serum anguillae is extracted from the blood of freshwater eels (never any variety of saltwater eel). It has toxic qualities in high doses, but when properly prepared in a homeopathic solution, it helps support the liver and kidneys. It has also shown great effectiveness against heart disease, when administered in the correct amounts.
Since the liver and kidneys are the organs responsible for cleaning the blood and detoxing the body, serum anguillae is helpful to those looking to cleanse their bodies of all types of toxins, whether derived from processed foods or from airborne pollutants.
Slippery Elm Bark
The slippery elm tree is native to the United States and Canada and is commonly found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its botanical name is Umus rubra, with the synonymous name of Ulmus fulva. It is closely related to the white elm (Ulmus americana) which has similar healing properties in its bark.
The inner bark of the slippery elm contains natural chemicals that are very effective for several medical uses. When made into a tea, slippery elm bark relieves soreness and irritation in the mouth, throat, and stomach. It was also used by Native Americans and early European settlers as a poultice to help heal sores and boils. It's also been shown to be effective against urinary tract infections.
The healing qualities of slippery elm bark have been well documented through both homeopathy and mainstream science.
Sticta pulmonaria comes from a tree lichen called Lobaria pulmonaria, which is a strong producer of stictic acid (the natural chemical that produces the healing effect when used in a homeopathic solution). Its common names include tree lungwort, lung moss, oak lungs, lung lichen, and others. All these names come from the resemblance of the texture of Lobaria pulmonaria leaves to inner lung surfaces. Even the Latin species name, pulmonaria, means "relating to the lungs."
Lobaria pulmonaria has a long history in herbal medicine which has been backed up by modern testing. It's useful for relieving feelings of dullness and malaise, especially at the beginning stages of a cold. Dull, heavy pressure in the forehead, such as caused by tension or especially sinus issues, is also mitigated by sticta pulmonaria.
Suprarenal substance is an extract from the adrenal glands (which sit on top of the kidneys, hence "supra renal" — "above kidneys"). The adrenal gland is responsible for the production of several hormones crucial to health, well-being, energy levels, and sexual function, including DHEA. Suprarenal substance is extracted from healthy livestock such as sheep and cattle.
Supporting the adrenal glands with suprarenal substance has shown positive results in treating sterility and sexual weakness, as well as boosting the body's ability to create adrenaline when needed, which results in an increase in motivation. Suprarenal substance also supports DHEA secretion which has a variety of effects including increased muscle growth, improved sex drive, and minimization of the signs of aging. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a precursor, meaning it's converted by the body into the male or female sex hormones including testosterone and estrogen, and levels decline naturally with age. Thus, it's easy to understand how boosting DHEA production will have a variety of hormone-balancing effects on the body.
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