Natural Childbirth Options
Water in a big silver pot for 10-15 days. Then a white milky juice is extracted from these grains by pressing on them with bare hands. This juice is strained with a cloth in another silver pot and then placed in sunlight for 5-6 days until it changes into a white powdery mass called nashashta. This white powdery mass is stored in cloth sacks for further use. Fifty grams of this white powdery mass (at one time) is cooked daily in 2-3 tsp (20 g) of sugar, 2-3 tsp (20 g) of desighee (fat), and 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) of water for 8-10 min. This sweet meal (halwa) is given to nursing mothers to increase milk production for 8-10 days after childbirth. (b) 100 g of wheat flour is mixed daily with 50 g of Trachyspermum ammi (ajwain) and 20 g of salt. Then 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) of water is added to make it into dough. The dough is placed on a hot iron plate and cooked for 8-10 min. This bread is given to cattle suffering from cold, fever, and stomach disorders (takwo) and to increase their milk...
Then he told her, I want you to put out two plates of food every day. Sometimes I can give the other to the dog, sometimes I will have it myself later on . So when the woman gave him food, he would eat one and put one aside. At night he used to take the food outside for his friend. The woman puzzled over this, but they lived like this. Time passed, and the woman was pregnant, soon to give birth. The man said, When we need to go to the garden, we can just hang the baby in its string bag . Duly the man took her off into the forest to garden, leaving the baby in the house. When this happened, the other man would come out from his hiding place near the Asarsing bush. He would come into the house, and rock the baby, singing softly over him. When the mother and man
There may also be danger in the overuse of EOs during pregnancy and childbirth. Studies during childbirth in particular should take into account the baby's health, as there is always the danger of over-sedation of the infant and the subsequent lack of breathing reflex (personal communication). Clinical studies should include EOs which are not generally employed in order to assess the efficacy of frequently used EOs and eliminate aromatherapist's bias, as well as indicate whether the effect is actually due to any EO in particular. Studies using case notes of past clients could also be of help in assessing the efficacy of usage of certain EOs for different clinical conditions.
Betulaceae MW North America (Canada SW British Columbia USA Washington to Montana, Oregon, California) L D hyg dr(ob) (Native Americans used various parts of the tree against diarrhea, consumption and burns, as a blood purifier, an emetic and a wash for babies with skin diseases, and to facilitate child birth) fw 345 Alnus serrulata (Aiton) Willd. Betulaceae MC ME SE North America (Canada S Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia St. Pierre, USA E Kansas to Maine, E Texas to N Florida) int MW Eurasia (Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, former Czechoslovakia) S D hel hyg dr(ob) (Native Americans used various preparations against biliousness, cough, eye troubles, fever, heart troubles, indigestion, jaundice, mouth soreness in babies, pain of child birth, toothache, as a blood tonic, an emetic and purgative, to bath hives and piles, to clean milky urine, to lower blood pressure and to stimulate kidneys)
In an early study of rates of protein synthesis in the fourth leaf of L. temulentum seedlings from birth to death, Hedley and Stoddart (1972) observed a distinct peak of amino acid incorporation during yellowing. They concluded that senescence is an active process, requiring new proteins to be made. Following this work, Thomas (1975) showed that inhibitors of protein synthesis applied to excised leaf tissue of
L The plant is believed to have emmenagogic properties. In Ghana the leaves are given to women immediately after childbirth. In Nigeria the latex or a poultice of the leaves is applied to boils and abscesses, a use also known in India. The juice of the leaves is also used to treat sore eyes (Dalziel, 1937, pp. 388-9).
(15-20 g) of desighee, for 4-5 min 2-3 tsp (12-15 g) of sugar is also added. This roasted gum (chir) is given to patients, especially women after childbirth, suffering from back pain. For children, not used. For adults, one plate (20 g) of fried gum (at one time) is given three times per day for 8-10 days. (b) kg of fresh bark of Acacia arabica and 0.5 kg of fresh bark of Acacia modesta are boiled in 2 L (2 jugs) of water for 1 h. When 4 cups (1000 mL) of water is left, it is strained by a cloth, and 250 g of dried grains of wheat Triticum vulgare are added in this filtrate, which is boiled again for 10-15 min. These grains are then dried in sunlight for 5-6 h and ground for 10-15 min. This powder is stored in a glass or plastic bottle and given to patients suffering from leucorrhoea, uterovesical disorder (gleets), and sexual debility. For children, not used. For adults, 1 tsp (8-10 g) of powdered drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of milk twice daily for 10-15 days.
Diseases that affect major economic plants have historically impacted people. The ergot (Claviceps purpurea), which infects the grains of rye, produces deadly brown specks in bread and led to deformity and the death of thousands of people in the Middle Ages. The European grape was saved from the grips of the downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in the 1800s by the discovery of Bordeaux Mixture (copper sulfate and lime) the discovery gave birth to plant pathology as a science. The European potato famine, caused by the potato blight fungus (Phytophthora infestans), in the years 1845 to 1847 forced more than a million Irish to flee from Ireland. In the United States, the chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) has reduced the tall and highly valued American chestnut from the eastern forests to a rare shrub, while the Dutch elm disease (Ceratocystis ulmi) threatens to eliminate the American elm. Scientists struggle continually to produce resistant strains of wheat that will not be...
Pregnancy And Childbirth
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