Guidelines

When working with an herbalist or taking any herbal remedy there are some guidelines that should be followed:
      Consult a doctor before begining any herbal remedy.

      There is no government agency regulating herbalists, therefore anyone can call themselves an herbalist and anyone who gets a certificate from            an herbal class, can say they are a certified herbalist. The American Herbalist Guild (AHG) is a good resource.

      Herbalists should never be a primary care giver, it is illegal for an herbalist to diagnose or prescribe anything. Instead herbalists are supposed              to educate, and recommend their clients empowering to be in control of their own health. We believe an herbalist should support doctors,                recommending herbs that will work with prescribed treatments.

      Taking herbal remedies takes patience. Since everyone is unique, people react to herbs differently. Sometimes a client has to try several                         different herbs before finding one that works for them. A good herbalist should be able to help guide you through this process. Once a herb             that works for the client is found additional remedies should be easier to identify.

As with any herbal remedy. Always consult your doctor before starting any herbal remedy. Seek medical attention if your condition changes or worsens.
 
FDA WARNING:
These statements are NOT intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting any new health program. Any information provided by Down Home Traditions LLC, or their employees is for educational purposes only.
   

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Cannabidiol (CBD)
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 Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Cannabidiol, and all the other cannabinoids, were patented by the United States Government in 2003 as neuroprotectants and antioxidants (Patent No. 6,630,507). Cannabinoids are characterized by their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. CBD and other cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that display potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. They can promote the body’s healthy regulation of the central nervous, immune, and endocannabinoid systems.

   
  1. Industrial Hemp
  2. Hemp
Birch Bark (White)
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Traditionally used by Native Americans in teas to treat stomach and intestinal problems. It is also used to treat skin conditions such as ezecma and chicken pox.

Birch bark is a diuretic and astringent. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Containing Betulinic acid (being studied as a treatment for cancer), betulin and methyl salicylate. it is believed betulin may be useful in the treatment of melanoma. It has also been used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, muscle pain and inflammation.

  1. White Birch
  2. Birch Bark
"In 1994, scientists at the University of North Carolina reported that chemicals found in white birch bark slowed the growth of HIV. The following year, a researcher at the University of Illinois reported that betulinic acid killed melanoma cells in mice."
WARNING: DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT USE BIRCH BARK. Contains asprin-like compounds, DO NOT use if you are sensitive to asprin. Do not use if you have trouble going to the bathroom. 
SIDE EFFECTS: May include skin rash or other allergic reactions. White Birch is a diuretic
Crampbark 
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Used by native americans to treat everything from muscle cramps to menstral cramps, headaches and more.

WARNING: DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING.
  1. Cramp Bark Flowers
  2. Cramp Bark Berries
Lavender
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Lavender is known for it's calming effects. A lot of people use this herb to help relax.
  1. Lavender Flowers
  2. Lavender Plant

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