HolisticWisdom.org web site
Linda Diane Feldt
NCTMB, Holistic Health Practitioner and Herbalist
The Ann Arbor Center for Holistic Health and Traditional Wisdom
Herbs for the Immune System (Jan. 2006)
Outline of class:
What is the immune system? The role of the spleen, lymphatic system, bones, blood, organs of elimination, liver, colon.
Immune system problems: autoimmune diseases, over reaction
The role of stress - only recently accepted as a pivitol part of immune response
Herbs included: Echinacea, St. John's Wort, garlic, oregon grape root, reishi mushroom, honey and propolis, poke, the problems with goldenseal, and more.
Bacteria and viruses -- what are the differences? How can we avoid contributing to antibiotic resistent bacteria? What is the role of systemic support in fighting off viruses and bacteria?