David “Avocado” Wolfe is considered by his colleagues as one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition. David Wolfe is the author of several nutrition books, including Amazing Grace, Naked Chocolate, Eating For Beauty, and the Sunfood Diet Success System. This is David Wolfe and he shares with us three of the essential raw organic foods we should have at home.
First on the list is garlic. Garlic is diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and stimulant. It has many wonderful effects and healing powers, and has stimulant and stomach-healing properties, among other benefits.
As an antiseptic, garlic has already gained recognition as it has been used in battle to control suppuration from wounds. The raw juice is expressed, diluted with water and put on sterile Sphagnum moss sticks, which are then applied to the wound. Thousands of lives were saved during the war thanks to this treatment.
It is also applied in ointments and lotions to disperse hard swelling. It is pounded and used as a poultice for scrofulous wounds and is also said to prevent anthrax in cattle. Other benefits include preventing colds and flu, helping manage high cholesterol levels, being an effective natural mosquito repellent, a natural antibiotic, and a powerful antioxidant.
Then there’s Echinacea second on David Wolfe’s list. Echinacea is a purple coneflower and is best known for stimulating the immune system. Thousands of Europeans and Americans use echinacea against colds, flu, minor infections, and other ailments big and small. A Native American herb, Echinacea has a very impressive history in laboratories and clinical research as it is now used to treat infectious diseases.
The main uses of echinacea are as follows. Treatment for colds, coughs, flu and other respiratory ailments, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, urinary tract infections, other minor infections, fighting herpes and candida, wounds, skin regeneration and skin infections, psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions for.
Echinacea increases the non-specific activities of the immune system, which means it stimulates the general activity of cells responsible for fighting all kinds of infections. Echinacea makes our own immune cells more active in attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, including cancer cells.
The third herb that David Wolfe recommends is the lomatium plant. The lomatium plant is native to North America and is used medicinally for infections. The plant has been used by many tribes of Native America to treat infections that specifically affect the lungs. It was used especially in the southwestern United States during the 1917 influenza pandemic with good results reported. Lomatium plant also has antiviral effect and anti-bacterial remedy.
That’s it for David Wolfe and his herbs. I hope this has helped you on how to live a healthy life the raw organic way. Have a nice day!