Rain Forest Herbs used in Blossom Spring Bush Medicine Remedies
Herbal remedies created by Rev. Dr. Bonnie M. Russell, Board Certified H.H.P.
Traditional therapies for our modern world
Healing disease, not masking symptoms
Blossom Spring Natural Health Solutions® brings you bush medicine
The term “Bush Medicine” means herbal remedies that come from Bush Doctors (shaman) who live in the Central American rain forests. This medicine is the reason we are working so hard to save the rain forests, and a portion of every remedy sale on this site goes to the growers and harvesters in Central America so they can sustain the land and continue to grow the miraculous plants that are invaluable to our well being.
Blossom Spring Natural Health Solutions® combines this ancient wisdom with modern scientific knowledge to restore health.
Some basic information about the tropical plants used in our formulas:
Aloe leaf (Aloe Vera)
This very useful plant is valued for its ability to treat burns, eczema, psoriasis and open wounds when applied topically and is used internally for detoxification, constipation and other digestive problems.
Chanca Piedra (P. Niruri)
Translates literally, to “Stone Breaker”. Use as a tea or a tincture to dissolve kidney and gall stones, and to treat the liver and kidneys. Provides fast relief for kidney infections.
Coconut (Coco nucifera)
The water from the young fruit is very nutritious and it is used to treat disorders of the kidneys, heart and liver, as well as toxemia in pregnancy, gonorrhea, and high acidity of the urine. Mature coconut water is used for dehydration, indigestion and can even be mixed with infant formula to prevent colic.
Copal (Protium copal)
The resin is used to treat wounds and open sores, as well as sore muscles and rheumatism. Also used in ceremony as it is considered sacred by the Mayan people.
Ginger Root (Zingiber Officinale)
Nothing works better for indigestion. I always keep a jar of crystallized ginger root pieces in my kitchen for relief of indigestion of all types. Great for morning sickness and motion sickness and hangovers as well. Also used for treatment of migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, colds, flu, and menstrual cramps. Colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, joint problems, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), and stomach cramps. Powerful anti-inflammatory herb. Arthritis, fevers, headaches, toothaches, coughs, bronchitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, to ease tendonitis, lower cholesterol and blood-pressure and aid in preventing internal blood clots.
Guaco (Mikania cordifolia)
Anti-anaphylaxis, bronchodilator, expectorant, cough suppressant, arrests asthma, relieves pain (high coumarin content), reduces fever. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-bacterial and anti-yeast action against candida. Snake bite medicine. High concentration of coumarin, an anti-coagulant.
Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba)
Known in the tropics as the “go-to” skin medicine, the bark of the gumbo limbo tree is used for skin ailments such as sunburn, sores, insect bites, and measles. It is used as a beauty treatment for the face and neck as it refines pores and reverses sun damage such as fine lines and dark spots. It is also taken internally for infections and to purify blood. The only known antidote to the rash caused by contact with the sap of the black poisonwood tree.
Ix-canan (Hamelia patens)
Powerful antibacterial and antifungal, this plant is used to treat all skin problems. Used externally to bathe burns, rashes, hard to heal and serious wounds, sores and ulcers.
A cold water decoction kills cancer and stops it from metastasizing. Rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, it is used for diabetes, to relieve diarrhea, treat blood pressure, asthma, stomach ulcers, boost the immune system and it is also used to treat bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Moringa is a tonic herb.
Used to treat cancer, lupus, diabetes and Hodgkin’s Disease. The Incas and native tribes of South America use pau d’arco bark externally as a poultice or decoction for treating skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, hemorrhoids and skin cancers.
The recent popularity of pau d’arco in western herbology is attributed to its antifungal activity in treating systemic yeast infections like candida albicans.
Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate and edulis)
Treats insomnia, hysteria, and epilepsy. Kills pain and has sedative properties. Used as a heart tonic and to calm coughs. Also used to relax the central nervous system (CNS) and promote emotional balance. Has tranquilizing properties with mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. It is valued because unlike most sedative drugs, it has a non-addictive effect.
Piss-a-bed (Senna alata)
Used to treat urinary tract infection. Relieves ailments of the liver; liver congestion, liver spots and lymph system. Also relieves constipation and female fertility problems. Treats kidney ailments, UTI’s, lymph purge. Used externally for ringworm and scabies.
Rabbit’s Paw (Sphagneticola trilobata)
Take internally to relieve infections in the urinary tract, and for liver congestion. Leaves and stems are used topically for pain in the joints, backache, muscle cramps and swelling.
Tres Puntas (Neurolaena lobata)
Treats parasitic conditions of all kinds and is a powerful liver tonic. As a fungicide, it is also used to bathe stubborn wounds.
Twelve O’clock (Mimosa pudica)
Antispasmodic, sedative, and diuretic. Used for insomnia, nervous irritability and muscle spasm relief.
Vervain (Stachytarpheta cayennensis)
Used as a tea for fever, nervousness, anxiety, cough, colds, flu and liver and stomach complaints.
Wild Yam root (Dioscorea Villosa)
Used as a treatment for osteoporosis, aids in optimal breast development. Wild Yam has been used as birth control, so if you are attempting to conceive, this herb could prevent pregnancy. Treats cough, cold, fever, builds the blood, diabetes, arthritis and rheumatism. Also treats impotency in men, infertility in women. Prevents miscarriage. Bladder infection, kidney sluggishness, soothes UTI’s. Externally, in a cream, for eczema.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This advice is not intended to treat, prevent or cure disease.