Dandelion Root Tincture, New Dimensions®

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$9.99

Manufacturer Kroeger Herb Products
Supply 2 Weeks
Form Liquid
Potency 1:5 Ratio
Size 1 oz.
Structure Function Reference Blood, Liver

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Dandelion Root Tincture, New Dimensions®

A tonic and blood cleanser that aids in digestion. Appetite stimulant. Increases discharge of urine; mild laxative. Source of vitamin A, B- 12, niacin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Used to treat anemia and diabetes. For injuries to muscles and tendons, make compress. Liver strengthener. For gas trouble, night sweats.

Directions:

Shake well. Use 15 drops 3 times a day or as recommended by a health care professional. May be used in a glass of water or directly on back of tongue. Warm water helps evaporate the alcohol.

Ingredients:

Dandelion root extract (1:5) in alcohol (40%) and distilled water. 38 drops equals 450 mg.

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5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation

Constipation is one of those topics that doesn’t come up too often during conversations with family or friends since it’s not the most comfortable subject to discuss. While it may not be a popular topic, constipation has an impact on many of us (affecting women and the elderly more commonly than any other group) but is a complaint that can be eased or avoided with some natural help and attention to our diets. Not sure if the symptoms you’re experiencing are constipation? Generally speaking you’re constipated if: bowel movements (BM) become difficult or are not frequent (one or less times a day, extreme constipation is two or fewer times per week), you strain during a BM, or you do not completely evacuate your system when having a BM. If any of these symptoms sound like something you are experiencing or if you’re looking to avoid constipation altogether, follow these 5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation. 

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Constipation is one of those topics that doesn’t come up too often during conversations with family or friends since it’s not the most comfortable subject to discuss. While it may not be a popular topic, constipation has an impact on many of us (affecting women and the elderly more commonly than any other group) but is a complaint that can be eased or avoided with some natural help and attention to our diets. Not sure if the symptoms you’re experiencing are constipation? Generally speaking you’re constipated if: bowel movements (BM) become difficult or are not frequent (one or less times a day, extreme constipation is two or fewer times per week), you strain during a BM, or you do not completely evacuate your system when having a BM. If any of these symptoms sound like something you are experiencing or if you’re looking to avoid constipation altogether, follow these 5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation. 

1. HYDRATION’S ROLE IN CONSTIPATION:

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There’s a reason we’ve listed hydration first in the 5 Steps to Avoid Constipation! Having the recommended eight 8 oz glasses of water each day has its benefits beyond clear skin, more energy, better sleep, and improved mood; it can also improve your digestion and keep your gastrointestinal tract functioning properly.  No matter the water content in the food you are ingesting, if you are dehydrated the odds of experiencing a delayed or painful BM are high. Why? After food is processed in the small intestine, it travels to the large intestine/colon. When the body is dehydrated our large intestine attempts to remove all available water from the stool resulting in hard stools that are difficult to pass. Proper hydration is so important to breaking down food in our systems as it helps to not only soften food but it also lubricates our intestine and encourages healthy movements. How do you know you’re getting enough fluid? Aside from the long standing recommendation of a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of water daily, most experts say that letting your thirst be your guide is a good indicator of what’s right for you, although once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.  Try to stay ahead of your thirst by drinking water throughout the day and ingesting foods that have high water content as well. Once you find you aren’t thirsty throughout the day, you have found the right amount of water for you.

2. HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION:

Hanna believed in keeping your body’s wastebasket clean in order to not only avoid constipation but to also be sure your body is absorbing nutrients properly and functioning properly. According to Hanna, if our colon is blocked then garbage is building up in our bodies and to avoid this, we need to cleanse the system annually. Hanna’s Bowel Cleanse Kit is an effective and safe way to cleanse the bowels and maintain healthy digestive system function. With Digestive Enzyme™ (D.E.), Turmeric, Fennel, and Mover®capsules, along with Black Walnut Hull tincture, this kit contains herbal products that Hanna believed in and saw work for people with constipation complaints.

Looking for constipation relief from an herbal product that isn’t a part of a kit?  Mover from Kroeger Herb Products is what you’re

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looking for. With a blend of Yellow Dock, Onion, Sage, and Wahoo Bark, Mover has been helping ease the complaint of temporary constipation and is most effective when combined with a diet that is high in fiber and hydration. Mover is not designed to be used long term for chronic constipation and is instead an effective remedy for constipation that occurs due to the common causes (dehydration, travel, stress, too much dairy, etc.). Mover is an effective herbal remedy for constipation and, while it does not need to be taken as a part of the Bowel Cleanse Kit to provide relief and movement, Hanna did recommend cleansing the system to ensure good health. Keeping our bowels moving is an important aspect of good health; cleansing the digestive tract brings vitality to the system.

Other recommendations from Hanna include Dandelion Root tincture, Hydrangea Root tincture, or tea made from peppermint, gentian, or fennel as well as whole leaf Aloe Vera gel which acts as a natural laxative and assists with digestive complaints but should not be used long-term to treat chronic constipation.

3. HOME REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION:

Help One Another, An Anthology of the Teachings and Remedies of Hanna Kroeger

We love the suggestions for good health left to us in Hanna’s books and there’s some great remedies for constipation. Two of our favorites:

  • Boil orange peels in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; allow to cool then drink the juice.
  • Simmer flax seeds for 30 minutes in 1 cup water then allow to stand where it will remain hot for 1 to 2 hours. Add 2 tablespoons of the flax seeds to 2 cups boiling water then boil down to 1 cup. Once this happens, pour the mixture into a mug and add honey to taste and the juice of half a lemon. Drink the entire cupful at bedtime, swallowing all the seeds. Drink this once weekly or every 4 days as needed.

4. FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID TO KEEP CONSTIPATION AT BAY:

Constipation can occur due to the things we ingest and that includes fluids. While you may be aware that too much cheese (or dairy) can slow your digestive system, maybe you weren’t aware of the causes of dehydration due to alcohol or caffeine. That cup of coffee may help to get your system moving every now and then but in reality (especially for those suffering from chronic constipation) more harm than good is occurring since the caffeine is robbing your body of water content. A similar story is true for alcohol. Having an occasional drink isn’t going to harm your system but moderation is key for good health and a digestive tract that is hydrated and moving properly. Aside from cheese, many experts suggest avoiding ingesting red meat daily and instead only having it a few times a week as well as avoiding fried foods daily. The amount of unhealthy oil in fried foods can cause the system to slow and could, in the case of having fried foods multiple times a week, cause constipation. If you are craving oil, try incorporating more healthy oils into your diet like an Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) supplement or Coconut, avocado or flax oil in a smoothie or on salads.

5. FOODS TO HELP YOU AVOID CONSTIPATION:

It’s the same story wherever you go for a healthy body… eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and make sure a good portion of them are raw. In the case of avoiding constipation you can narrow down the long list and count on including leafy greens, fibrous fruits, and other fiber rich foods in your diet. Dr. Ozoutlines the 50 most fiber-rich foods though some of our favorites are prunes, apples, blackberries, strawberries, kale, squash/pumpkin, artichoke, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, wild rice, oats, and beans (navy, kidney, black). Try to purchase only organic foods from the list and be sure to incorporate them into your daily meals to get the most benefit.

Want to learn more about your digestive tract and keeping your system moving properly? Take a look at our Learn section with a great article about Colon Health and, like us, you can always turn to the great remedies and advice from Hanna in her books.

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Foods and Herbs for Liver Health

The liver is the largest organ in our bodies and is a vital part of our day. Most of us are guilty of taking our liver health for granted and don’t consider the hard work it does until something goes wrong. While we aren’t able to feel our liver working, it plays a vital part in nearly all body functions from skin conditions to detoxifying our blood. Taking care of this busy organ is important as it serves as a protector of sorts to your body. Damage to or malfunctioning of our liver can result in serious, potentially life-threatening conditions.

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The liver is the largest organ in our bodies and is a vital part of our day. Most of us are guilty of taking our liver health for granted and don’t consider the hard work it does until something goes wrong. While we aren’t able to feel our liver working, it plays a vital part in nearly all body functions from skin conditions to detoxifying our blood. Taking care of this busy organ is important as it serves as a protector of sorts to your body. Damage to or malfunctioning of our liver can result in serious, potentially life-threatening conditions. Sounds pretty severe, right? Take a look below to see how you can support your liver naturally and keep this organ working in tip-top shape.

Hanna’s List of Foods to Support Liver Health

Glass of carrot juice- To detoxify the liver drink carrot juice after breakfast.

- A healing breakfast for the liver (and intestine) is 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, 2 tablespoons whey, and 2 apples peeled and finely grated. Mix these ingredients and serve with honey.

- To stimulate the liver mix a ½ teaspoon of nutmeg into one cup hot water, drink.

- Hanna listed white beans, artichokes, yams, allspice, and apples as being food for the liver.

Herbs for Liver Support

Milk Thistle is a powerful herb for liver health and has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for liver ailments. The function of this herb in your liver is to protect from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which causes damage in high doses. Milk Thistle has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to assist the liver in repairing itself by growing new cells. This herb is often suggested as a treatment for cirrhosis of the liver, mushroom poisoning, and viral hepatitis.

Dandelion Root is a liver strengthener, cleanser, and is useful in improving liver function. Dandelion leaf is often used to help with liver disorders. This “weed” that is a nuisance in our yards is actually a great benefit to our bodies!

Hanna blended Goldenrod, Goldenseal root, and Clove bud together in her Liver Formula to provide a nourishing herbal food to support healthy liver function. This trio also harmonizes digestion, promotes healthy elimination, cleanses the blood, resolves mucus accumulations and relieves stagnation.  This formula is both cleansing and tonifying and is a powerful liver support.

Herbs and foods are effective ways to support your liver naturally. While unhealthy liver function is difficult to detect, there are signs to watch for: intolerance to greasy or spicy foods, weight gain, frequent headaches, indigestion, chronic constipation, skin conditions (such as eczema, psoriasis or rashes), bowel problems, or sinus and allergy problems.

Get More Liver Info Here

For a Hanna’s Liver Cleansing Home Remedy, take a look at a recent blog that includes the recipe. To learn more about Milk Thistle, visit the Learn Section of our website here. For an additional post about Liver Health from our blog take a look here.

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Liver Cleansing Home Remedy

It’s a great time of year to pay attention to our liver!  Try this recipe from our founder, Hanna Kroeger to get your liver rejuvenated and working properly. Our livers do so much for our bodies and we take the healthy function of it for granted. Follow this home remedy to keep your liver happy and healthy!

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It’s a great time of year to pay attention to our liver!  Try this recipe from our founder, Hanna Kroeger to get your liver rejuvenated and working properly. Our livers do so much for our bodies and we take the healthy function of it for granted. Follow this home remedy to keep your liver happy and healthy!

Liver Cleansing Recipe

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Hanna taught us to find herbs and foods to heal and this liver cleansing recipe does just that!

One teaspoon dandelion root

One teaspoon angelica or arnica

One teaspoon wormwood

One teaspoon gentian

Boil in two cups water, simmer and strain.

Add two quarts apple juice and four ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice and drink this in small portions during the day.  Do this for two to three days and repeat if needed once a month.  Take only stewed fruit and apple juice on these days.

Hanna believed in cleansing the liver to achieve optimum health and this recipe, along with some of our liver specific products will help keep your body functioning at its peak!

For a list of herbs and foods to keep your liver happy and healthy, see a recent post here. To see why our livers are so important, check out this recent post.

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