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  • snowplank
    Aug 6, 2003

      I said it a few weeks ago mate, but I'm going to say it again: I
      could read this stuff all day.



      --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, Maurice McCarthy
      <Maurice.McCarthy@b...> wrote:
      > Hi Paul and Bruce,
      > Weight loss is probably in some way due to its cleansing properties, the
      > healthy body being a process and not a thing.
      > They've been and gone and changed the email address at work so it is now
      > maurice.mccarthy@b... rather than
      > maurice.mccarthy@b...
      > Comfrey is usually looked upon as a nuisance and rooted out but the one
      > place you will find it is in an allotment where they often grow it for
      > fertiliser. (It was the sole ingredient of the original garden
      > It is a big, hairy ugly beautiful plant. Sometimes I have found it
      in old
      > church yards (they are very often a wonderful resource as they
      > had many kinds of growth their. Elder as the tree of life, and an
      > panacea. Yew as the tree of death, its leaves poisonous to cattle and
      > sheep.) If you know a biodynamic gardener ask for a cutting. Henry
      > Doubleday's near Birmingham are a good and long established organic
      > supplier. (They have a hybrid Russian/English variety said to be
      very sturdy
      > indeed.)
      > Mallow is most often found as a road side plant. But the marsh mallow is
      > equally as effective. (Modern marshmallow is utterly synthetic and
      takes its
      > name from the plant. It makes a thick, syrupy liquid which when
      whisked with
      > honey was used as a sweet dish.)
      > The common mallow is in flower now but will be dying off in a month. The
      > flower is purple, five petals with dark central "veining" on each
      petal. The
      > leaves can resemble those of the begonia, with five rounded lobes but no
      > dark ring. The leaves can be more deeply lobed and serrated on vigorous
      > plants. Yet the marsh mallow has much narrower leaves. Indeed it is
      > difficult to give a very accurate description without showing you
      one. Once
      > you've seen it you'll know it. Get a book from the library for a
      > To Begin with most anything might help - dandelion and nettle are
      the two
      > most important herbs in the UK. But if your friend must resort to dried
      > comfrey make it very strong (it tastes foul) It is the comfrey which
      > to replace the nourishment in this case.
      > The nettle carries oxygen to the lungs (unbelievably Heather was adamant
      > that oxygen is put into the body through the stomach!!) It will
      throw any
      > phlegm off the chest and generally improve the breathing.
      > You can buy Friar's Balsam from any chemist for about 60p. It is
      marked 'not
      > for internal use'. If you take the smallest drop that you can, cut it in
      > half, then soak up the 1/2 with say sugar and eat it then the balsam
      will go
      > to the lungs and coat them in such a manner that any internal
      laceration can
      > be felt. (I have done this to myself and it is a little unpleasant
      but it
      > passes.) The only point is to give you a gauge of how badly the
      lungs are
      > damaged.
      > Ladle cinnamon onto your bowl of porridge in the winter to protect
      the chest
      > from the cold.
      > Hope this helps
      > Maurice McCarthy
      > home email <maurice.mccarthy@n...>
      > work email <maurice.mccarthy@b...>
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: snowplank [mailto:snowplank@y...]
      > Sent: 05 August 2003 12:56
      > To: anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [anthroposophy] Re: smoking karma
      > Hi Maurice,
      > I will pass this on to a friend who is trying to give up smoking
      > rather unsuccessfully. May I ask whether you know of anywhere that
      > one may obtain these herbs. I ask as someone who is very new to
      > natural remedies (but as you know, is keen to learn). I wouldn't know
      > what a Comfrey or Mallow looked like even though I may be scraping
      > them off my feet each day!
      > Many thanks.
      > P
      > --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, Maurice McCarthy
      > <maurice.mccarthy@n...> wrote:
      > > RS enjoyed the odd cigar. Just remember to take at least a minimal
      > > of your body. Auntie Heather never told anyone to give up smoking -
      > they
      > > just did not look for a cigarette when sticking to her diet. The
      > > nutrition subsumed the craving. Comfrey and mallow.
      > >
      > > Maurice
      > >
      > > daniel bernard wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hi to every one,
      > > > i'm asking an other question, now i know
      > taht
      > > > this group has a large potential of wisdom et knowlege. so my
      > question
      > > > is: i smoke tobaco, and i'm asking what this smoke do to my
      > > > body and more, what can it be the karma consequence of this bad
      > > > if anyone smoker antroposophe please
      > > > give me a breath of light
      > > > Thank
      > > > Daniel
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