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Natural Organic Dyes – Sources

          The Easy Guide for your Natural Dyeing                                      “To dye is an art, with a brushstrock of science”. What Can Be Dyed? Any light-colored (preferably white) natural fibers will take dye.     Curtains    Towels    T-shirts    Sheets and pillow cases    Handkerchiefs    Baby clothes    Paper Yes, paper! It’s actually easier to dye than fabric. I just take regular, bright white card stock and soak it in various dyes until I get the shade I want, then hang it up to drip-dry in my basement. The end result? Paper that is way cooler…

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Dr Sebis List of Best Foods to Eat (Alkaline)

Healing with Electric Foods and Botanicals The basis behind Dr. Sebi’s approach is clearing the body of excessive mucous, which is believed to be the root of all disease. He explains: “Our research reveals that all manifestation of disease finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is diabetes; in the joints, arthritis.” Moreover, mucous in…

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Which Plants give Which Colors as Natural Dye

Shades of ORANGE – Alder (Alnus rubra) (Bark)- orange – Barberry (mahonia sp.) yellow orange (with alum) very strong & permanent. Any part of the plant will work. – Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) (root when cut open)- will give a good orange to reddish orange color. – Butternut Tree (Juglans cinerea) – (bark, seed husks) – light yelllow-orange – Carrot (Daucus carota) – (roots) – orange – Eucalyptus – (all parts, leaves and bark) beautiful shades of tan, deep rust red, yellow, green, orange and chocolate brown. – Giant Coreopsis (Coreopsis gigantea) Yields bright permanent orange with alum. –…

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How to Make Natural Dyes to Dye Fabric & Clothes at Home

Great ideas to give old clothing items a new look. It’s a fun way to stop your clothes from sitting in the cupboard unworn, or even simply being thrown out and wasted. By rebirthing clothes through upcycling, you could save an estimated CO2 Saving of 12kg per month (120kg per year), just by extending the life of your clothing. One of the simplest things you can do is dye something a new colour. You wouldn’t believe how much change this can make, and will have you wearing it again all…

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Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark Brew Recipe

MHRB Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark Brew Mexican MHRB curanderos will tell you that they can make their brew taste better by mixing it with lemon and honey. They also will remind you that the medicine is a purgative. Therefore, vomiting and purging are a key part of their healing ritual which should never be avoided. Lemon and honey are only mixed with the foul tasting brew to avoid nausea for 20-30 minutes after consumption to permit the dose to become fully active in the bloodstream. The maximum effects of the…

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Herbal Safety

The website has two primary purposes: To disseminate information about research findings related to herbal use in our region, as well as to provide information about the safety of herbal product use in both English and Spanish. This feature makes it one of the few bilingual websites specifically developed to disseminate non-commercial information about medicinal plants. In the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of herbal products in the United States. Based on research undertaken by our program, the use of diverse herbal products…

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Herbal Fact Sheets

Herbs Fact Sheets is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs, common names, what the science says, potential side effects and resources for more information. Common Name Scientific Name Mexican Magnolia Magnolia mexicana [Syn. Talauma mexicana] Açaí Euterpe oleracea African Mango* Irvingia gabonensis Allthorn castela Castela texana Aloe Aloe spp. American Ginseng Panax quinquefolius Arnica Arnica montana Ashwagandha Withania somnifera Bacopa (Brahmi) Bacopa monniera Black Cohosh Cimifuga racemosa Black Elder Flowers Sambucus nigra Boldo Peumus boldus Bougainvillea Bougainvillea spectabilis Cachanlaue Gentianaceae Camphor Cinnamomum camphora…

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Tepezcohuite – Hostilis

Scientific Name: Mimosa tenuiflora, syn. Mimosa hostilis Botanical Family: Fabaceae Other Common Name: Tepescohuite, Jurema, Jurema Preta, Black Jurema, Vinho de Jurema, Calumbi, Yurema (Quattrocchi, 2012; Wieresma and León, 2012; Mors et al., 2000). Common names in Spanish: Cabrera, Carbón Colorado, Carbonal (Quattrocchi, 2012; Wieresma and León, 2012; Ratsch, 2005). Where is it found? This large shrub or thorny medium to large sized tree is native to South America (principally Brazil), but is also found in various countries of Latin America (Wieresma and León, 2012; Mabberley, 2008; Mors et al.,…

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