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Extracts from A.Vogel’s Gesundheits-Nachrichten and from the classic work, The Nature Doctor.

Herbamare®, the preferred herb seasoning and food supplement

The principle of totality which modern biological medicine aspires to is also applicable to nutrition.  It is well known that medications from fresh plants are superior to those from dried sources.

The same applies for food remedies and above all for seasonings which are made from fresh plants since they are far superior in taste and nutritional value and have more active ingredients than those prepared from normal dried spices.

Not everyone has their own herb garden.  It is therefore good to know that Herbamare is made in this completely different way and is of the highest quality. Cooking amateurs and experts are very impressed by and enthusiastic about the natural rich aroma, taste and delicacy of this seasoning.  

Extract from: “A.Vogel Gesundheits-Nachrichten”, May 1964

Salt as a Medicine

Salt is a remedy for many ailments, but not in the form in which it is usually ingested.  Bathing in sea water is recommended for glandular disturbances, which so often result in obesity.  The thyroid also benefits from sea-bathing, and anyone who suffers from goitre or similar thyroid problems (hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism) will obtain good results from it too.  If you live in a landlocked area and do not have access to the sea, you can use dry or moist salt packs at home to draw away water from the tissues.  For this reason, anyone suffering from oedema, swellings of a dropsical nature, will find salt packs an answer to his problem. 

Gargling with salt water is an excellent substitute for the more expensive antiseptics and herbal mouthwashes sold over the counter – the effect is just as good.  In cases of catarrh or inflammation of the mucosa, tepid salt water should be sniffed up the nostrils, which should then be rinsed with clear water.  This simple treatment, when practised regularly, will reduce any susceptibility to respiratory ailments, that is, catarrh and sore throats.  Naturally, if you do live by the sea, it would be better to use sea water, provided that it is uncontaminated.  Use cooking salt instead, if that is all you have available.

Salt has a good effect when used externally and it is also beneficial when taken orally.  However, for internal use common cooking salt, iodised or fluorinated salt should not be used if at all possible, only sea salt or herbal salt, which are much better.  The trace elements found in sea salt and herbal salt benefit the endocrine glands and normalise both hypofunction and hyperfunction. 

Obesity is often the result of insufficient glandular function, and in such cases ordinary salt will aggravate the condition by increasing the body weight still more.  On the other hand, a herbal salt containing seaweed has the opposite effect.  In fact, if Herbamare seasoning salt is used regularly, quite a few pounds of excess weight will be lost in a natural way.  With high blood pressure, avoid excess salt intake.  Salt is an excellent preservative, even for fresh plant extracts, and does not reduce their therapeutic value.  Salt is widely used in homoeopathy too where it is known by the name Natrum muriaticum.

Post-operative Treatment of Goitre

Where surgery is necessary, it should not be considered as a complete cure, making further treatment unnecessary.  On the contrary, post-operative treatment is essential in order to eradicate the cause of the disease.  Iodine remedies, especially in the case of exophthalmic goitre, are not all indicated and should be carefully avoided.  Instead, choose foods that contain traces of organic iodine, for these definitely serve to cure goitre. 

Once again, the two herbal seasoning salts Herbamare and Herbamare Zesty, both made with sea salt, are recommended first of all.  Furthermore, effective post-operative treatment of goitre includes plant products rich in fibre and iodine.  Watercress is high in iodine and should eaten in salads when it is in season.  It is also good for exophthalmic goitre and will not harm the patient.  In addition, homoeopathic and herbal remedies and herbal remedies can used to good effect.

Cabbage poultices, alternating with clay poultices, preferably prepared with a decoction of oak bark, have been found excellent for the treatment of goitre.  If the cabbage poultices prove too strong in their effect, leave them on only as long as the patient is able to stand them.  In time, the period of application may be extended as the patient becomes accustomed to them.  Let me add that kelp in combination with Urticalcin have given good results in post-operative treatment too.

Extracts from: Alfred Vogel, The Nature Doctor, A.Vogel Publishing House, Teufen  (first published 1952) and Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh (Jubilee Edition 2003).


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