Arthritis Treatment -
Mix 1 cup each of bucthorn bark, cayenne pepper, alfalfa, comfrey, white yarrow, yucca root, parsley, and black cohosh root. Grind up thoroghly and fill some #00 capsules with teh herbal mixture. The first week take 1 capsule daily; the second week take 2 capsules daily; and during the third week take 3 capsules daily.

ARTHRITIS: Two tsps. of powder from a creek willow bark in a cup of water, drink morning & night.

Pain Reliever Salve -
Mix together 1 once of chickweed (reduces inflammation and aids in healing), 1 ounce of wormwood (a great pain reliever), and 1 ounce of yarrow (an anti-bacterial agent that also helps relieve pain). The yarrow plant contains achillein and achilleic acid. These substances reduce the clotting time of blood, sothey help stop any bleeding. Yarrow also has pain-killing and anit-inflammatory properties that are simular to asprin. Add the mixutre of herbs to 2 piints of olive oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 1 teaspoon of tincture of benzoin. Test for consistency before pouring into wide mouth containers.

Arthritis: Multi-mint Antioxidant Arthritis Tea: Rosemary and oregano are both antioxidant mints. Add several more antioxidant herbs to these two and you the above-mentioned tea. The mints are basil, bee balm, horehound, hyssop, lemon balm (also know as Melissa), marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory spearmint and thyme. Top it off with a dash of ginger and turmeric. Use two parts of the ingredients you like and one part of those you find less appealing. Pour boiling water over the herbs and let them steep for 10-20 minutes before drinking.

Rheumatism Tea:
An excellent tea to take daily for the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis is a mixture of cascara sagrada, poke root, cimicfuga, uva ursi leaves, chamomile and sassafras. Take 1 T. of this mixture and pour it over 2 cups of boiling water. Let it steep for about 10 minutes and strain. Make it fresh in the evening and drink 1 cup, with lemon and honey if you like. Drink the other cup, cold, in the morning.

Herbs Used: Yucca, Comfrey, Alfalfa, Yarrow, Cayenne, Lobelia, Burdock, Chaparral, Black Cohosh, Cat's Claw, Lemon Grass
Other uses: Bursitis, Rheumatism, Gout, Blood Cleanser

ALFALFA - For pituitary gland, arthritis (not rheumatoid), anemia, tonic, high nutritive, alkalizes body rapidly, detoxifies body and liver.

BURDOCK - One of the best blood purifiers, reduces swelling, arthritis, promotes kidney function, eczema.

CAPSICUM - For warding off diseases, arthritis, bleeding, blood pressure equalizer, circulation, diabetes, heart, kidney, strokes, tumors.

Celery seed extract is also excellent for arthritis. Crush the seed, tie in a small piece of muslin, and inhale to still the conscious mind and awaken the psychic. Chewing the seeds will aid consentration. Infuse 1tsp seeds in a cup of water and drink daily for arthritis, rheumatism and gout

Chamomile or Camomile (Matricaria recutita, M.chamomilla) is a flavoring ingredient which adds the magical attributes of purification, attraction, and protection. Chamomile is medicinally relaxing and calming (sedative) and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat mild arthritis, aches & pains, swelling, and cramps.

CHAPARRAL - Blood purifier, urinary tract, arthritis, leukemia, and tumors.

COMFREY LEAF - A wound healer, strengthens body skeleton, anemia, arthritis, blood cleanser, boils, breaks, bruises, sprains, swelling.

DEVILS CLAW - Used for arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, bladder disorders, arteriosclerosis, blood purifier, cholesterol, strengthen kidneys.

HYDRANGEA - Bladder infections, kidney stones, gallstones, urinary problems, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, gonorrhea.

Mustard seeds: Mustard stimulates digestion and enhances absorption, whilst an infusion will fight off colds and infections, lethargy and depression, used as a footbath (yellow) or as a gargle, it is antiseptic for sore throats and tonsillitis. Mustard with your meal helps the body to fight colds, arthritis and rheumatism.

* Pine (Pinus echinata, P. palustris, P. virginiana). Pines are resinous evergreen trees with needlelike foliage leaves in bundles of two to five. The male and female reproductive structures are in separate cones on the same tree; the female cone matures to a large woody cone with winged seeds; pollen sheds in the spring. Pine is used to treat colds, flu, pneumonia, fever, heartburn, arthritis, neuritis, and kidney problems.

Herbalists in Europe and China prescribe Sarsaparilla for chronic arthritis and rheumatism. The root can increase blood flow to the joints to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. The anti-inflammatory action is especially helpful for osteoarthritis.

Saw Palmetto Tincture
Arthritis - Colds - Asthma - Bronchitis
Taken as a tea for arthritis. Also excellent as a general tonic to regain strength and weight following a debilitating illness. Saw Palmetto is also used to treat colds, asthma, and bronchitis.

Slippery Elm provides relief along the entire gastrointestinal tract and eases sore throats, coughs, stomach ulcers, cystitis, diarrhoea, constipation, and gynaecological problems in women. The bark also helps protect joints, alleviating arthritis inflammation.

Vervain has mild laxative action to help keep the digestive tract running smoothly. And it's a mild antidepressant, so it may improve mood, says Dr. Mowrey. No wonder medieval herbalists called vervain simpler's joy. To make an infusion to treat headache, mild arthritis and other minor pains, use 2 easpoons of dried herb per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink up to three cups a day. You can mask vervain's bitter taste with sugar, honey and lemon, or mix it with some other herbal beverage tea. If you buy a tincture, use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon up to three times a day.

WILD YAM - Colic, gas, nausea (from pregnancy), menstrual cramps, menstrual pain, liver problems, bowel spasms, arthritis, spasmodic asthma.

YUCCA - Useful in arthritis and rheumatism
Arthritis--Mashed yucca root It is applied topically to the afflicted area.
Since yucca contains a substance similar to cortisone, it reduces inflammation. The Cherokee Indians take the powdered root of the Aralia racemosa ("spikenard"--- also called "Indian root" and "life-of-man") as a tea for rheumatoid arthritis.


Eat Nettles or drink Nettle tea or a mixture of vinegar and honey. Eat apples daily to reduce symptoms.

Apply a poultice of Slippery Elm and Cayenne to affected joints. Feverfew, Meadowsweet, Celery Seed and White Willow can be taken internally or applied externally as required. Combine Comfrey tincture and a few drops of Black Pepper essential oil and apply to joints to reduce aching.

Add Juniper essential oil to a bath. Petitgrain should be massaged into the joints to treat osteoarthritis. Massage the affected area with Chamomile, Lavender or Rosemary essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation.

Increase levels of vitamins A, C and E, and levels of selenium.

Gentle Arthritis Bath

15 drops Lavender
5 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Geranium
3 drops Ylang Ylang
Plain white candle

Place oils in bath under running water. Warm is sometimes better than hot.... Rinse thoroughly when finished. Light a candle and make sure you can relax with no interruptions.

Visualize the warmth seeping into you muscles and joints. As the healing warmth enters, imagine that it displaces the pain and cramping. Push the arthritis pain away and let it be absorbed by the soothing water.

As you lay in the soothing water, breathe deeply as you look at the candle flame. Imagine the soft candle light surrounding and protecting you in a sphere of soft, soothing energy. As you bathe, hum, whisper, chant or sing a healing poem. I find that simple, easy to remember, child like verses usually work the best. Try something like:

"Pain flee, away from me be.
With healing light, I make it right"

Write you own, as simple or elaborate as you like. What matters is that the chant be something you can remember easily and contains the desired goals. Repeat this verse during the entire bath.

Before the water turns cold increase the intensity of your chant. Stop chanting just as the water goes down the drain. Visualize your pain leaving with the water.

Shower or rinse well to remove the oils and the last of the bath water. When you put the candle out, be sure to thank the energies that have helped to power your spell.