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accidental_chef
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I've found a good source locally for herbal suppliments at affordable prices. I'm super excited to see many beneficial herbs suitable for Os & Bs and I have to restrain myself from buying everything on the shelf! So here's the question: what are some of the essential herbs you think one should have at home?

I'm also paying attention to the binders & fillers. Most of them says sugar, gluten, yeast & dairy free. The ingredients list doesnt have anything suspicious-for the moment.


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take your erfyt book and check the herbs listed for your type.


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ISA-MANUELA
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please have an into LR4YT and do a little stock of em
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Oh Lola, Isa, I have made a list from LR and also from the health protocol list on this site..and that would mean buying everything! I was hoping to hear what people had at home as must-haves. C'mon, help me out ok ?


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Hi AC,

I'd provide to buy Fucus caps, Rhodiola rosea, natural vit. C., Methyl B12, if they have it, Omega 3 or fish oil if you do not eat fish, Coleus forskolei as you are an O vegetarian.
I'd take also the stuff for the protocol addressing your main problems, if you feel to take care of them now.
Hope this helps !
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Alia Vo
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There is a specific section in the back of the ER4YT Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia devoted to herbs/supplements; this may be useful to cross reference:
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED001

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Watch out for fillers, such as guar gum and maltodextrin.  These are not good for us.

I think you should have the supplements that people have recommended for type O's who don't eat meat.  I'm not sure about them, and hopefully someone else will remind you :  I think it's taurine, fucus and coleus?  Also Folic Acid/B12 (methylcobabamine)

I am never without bromelain.  Also for you, rhodiola is great.  And have a good probiotic, a good multi vitamin and a good source of calcium/magnesium.  A corn-free vitamin C with bioflavanoids.



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jayney-O
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L-carnitine would be good, also tyrosine....(I don;t take them,,but they are in meat)
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I bought all of the herbs, and just mixed them all together after pulverizing them ....that s the seasoning I use.....yes, a lot of herbs in one go.......it was more practical for me this way.


also sprinkle it on salads......anything savory.

your question was about herbs, right?

I do not take sups, except magnesium and valerian before bed.


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Lola, which herbs did you mix together?
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check out your erfyt book........mostly all beneficial and neutral herbs listed, that I could find available.


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ok...I think that I will do that, sounds like a good solution to opening/closing every shaker three times a day...thanks
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it sure is!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Actually, I should've been a bit more specific. I was actually thinking about herbs, roots & barks which are natural cures. Like for eg., Neti Poti or Elderberry extract. Not so much the cooking varieties Lola(also, there is culinary etiquette involved while using herbs for cooking. they are never pulverised all together. )

When I wrote out the post what I had in mind was having essentials for coughs and colds, stomach upsets, indigestion, sinus protocol for my husband, occassional insomnia, lack of appetite etc., Just general day to day discomforts which see us reaching out for pre packed pharmaceuticals...

I've made a list of all the stuff mentioned here, and would love to hear more...


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My must-have essentials:

~~Bromelain--I take this as a supplement to fresh pineapple. It works well on achy joints in combination with quercetin.

~~Elderberry--nice gentle immune enhancer and the concentrate is a terrific base for Edna's Berry Berry Good Soda. Great for leg cramps.

~~Feverfew--this works better for me for headaches and general aches and pains than aspirin or other commercial analgesics, though the effect is more subtle. I use it in combination with quercetin and bromelain as needed. It was recommended in LR for O children. I figure I was an O kid some few decades ago, so maybe it would still be good for me And it works pretty well.

~~Nettle leaf--excellent for relieving allergies and as a general tonic. I take this every day and add more as needed during the spring and fall. Fresh is best if you can get it (and cook it up--a delicious green!), freeze-dried is next best.

~~Quercetin--essential for dealing with fibromyalgia's aches and pains, in combination with bromelain and/or feverfew.

~~Thyme--I use this fresh in cooking. It adds wonderful flavor to roasts and poultry, and seasons leftovers nicely too. It doesn't give me heartburn the way sage or oregano sometimes does, and never has a bitter or pungent off-flavor if used in moderation.

~~Valerian--a very gentle calming herb. I take it at night to help me relax into sleep; no side effects that I can find, which is a lot more than can be said for most sleeping pills! Also good during times of stress or anxiety.

~~B-complex vitamin--especially good in winter, when the lack of sunlight and cabin fever close in. A good B complex will help with sugar cravings too.

~~Magnesium--I take this every night. Helps with leg cramps and has the great side benefit of keeping me regular too!

Also, while it isn't listed in the O protocol, I use lavender frequently in cooking, homemade soaps, lotions, shampoos and cleaning solutions. When paired with cedarwood, sage, rosemary, thyme and beeswax, it cleans gently, leaves behind a wonderful spicy scent, and tastes great too. (One can never have too much herbes de Provence in the cupboard!)


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I am aware of the etiquette, but I pulverize enough to last around a week........
then I pulverize again!

practical.....and chock full of antioxidants and flavor.


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Brig, I like your list and have/and use most of the things on it also.

The only thing I can't consume from your list is valerian.  It has the opposite effect on me, and makes my heart race.



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I know someone else who has problems with valerian, Victoria. I have similar trouble with l-tyrosine. It makes my blood pressure go up noticeably and also makes my heart race, though it does help with wheat cravings. Unfortunately it's not worth taking--the side effect cancels out the benefits!


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