Sharing with you one of my most favorite plants. I am excited that I just harvested a large bag of mallow leaves – one of my most favorite greens of all & by far the easiest to grow as it needs ZERO upkeep! And thought it was time to share some of my lifestyle which has kept me out of a doctor’s office for 45 years. Sadly far too much of this kind of wisdom has been lost to our society. But it amazes me that some of the greatest super foods & healing herbs & nutritious plants God has made the easiest to grow & most prolific like Aloe Vera & Mallow. And some grow so prolifically, even to the point that many think of them as “weeds” like the amazingly healing Dandelion, and the best source of Omega 3 on the planet, Purslane.
Mallow Plant History
“Mallow was an esculent vegetable among the Romans, a dish of marshmallow was one of their delicacies.” The Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder suggested that the use of mallow juice on a daily basis prevented any type of illness. In the 16th century Europe, it was said “to soothe whatever ails you” and was extensively cultivated and eaten as a leaf vegetable in pre-Han dynasty China.
Mallows are known to be one of the weeds brought to the Americas and much of the world by early European settlers. Because mallow grows prolifically and plentifully in unattended poor soils, it has throughout history been used as survival food in times of famine.
Mallow Plant Nutrition
The leaves, stems, and roots of both types of mallow are very rich in a mucilaginous substance that has been used by herbalists worldwide as an ingredient in herbal cough medicines and lozenges to soothe the throat and eliminate congestion from the lungs. It is excellent for IBS & Chron’s disease!
Mallow leaves can be eaten raw or steamed and are quite high in minerals and some vitamins.
The real magic of the mallow plant, however, comes from its beneficial polysaccharide and antioxidant compounds including phenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, tocopherols, and ALA fatty acids, all of which contribute to its world-renowned properties as a gastrointestinal and anti-inflammatory herb.
Stomach Soother and Mild Laxative
Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) comes from the Greek word “malakos”, which means “to sooth.” The leaves of Malva or mallow are soft to the touch and are likewise very soothing and calming to the digestive tract.
Common malva leaves are demulcent in nature and contain a beneficial mucilaginous polysaccharide that helps to soothe and coat the entire gastrointestinal tract forming a protective film.
This substance provides actions as a gentle laxative but is also helpful for softening excess sticky mucus and removing it from the body. The root extract is used extensively in herbal cold formulas to clear out and expel phlegm build-up in the lungs and sinus passages.
For those with an acid stomach, a smoothie or tea infusion made with mallow can provide much relief and help to further balance pH by increasing alkalinity. The leaves are additionally rich in pectin, chlorophyll, fiber, vitamins A and C as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, and potassium. As a natural diuretic, mallow leaves can assist in increasing urine flow and help to rid excess fluid and salts without reducing potassium levels, a common side effect of many diuretics. Malva also provides relief when recovering from urinary tract infections.
Used as an Anti-inflammatory
Malva leaves have been used for centuries all over the globe for their ability to reduce and cool inflamed conditions. Used both topically and internally the abundance of mucilage found in all parts of the plant offers relief for joint inflammation as well as various skin issues. Consumed as a food, it is a very good dietary supplement for restoring damaged skin tissue and excellent for healing wounds, bruises and especially burns.
As with some other superfoods, like aloe vera, the effects of the polysaccharide-rich gel are furthermore exceptional for relieving and healing conditions like peptic ulcers or ulcerative colitis.
According to one 2012 study published in The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, “The leaves, in particular, have been reported to have potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-complementary, anticancer and skin tissue integrity activity. Additionally, an anti-ulcerogenic effect was recently proven, demonstrating that the aqueous extract was more effective than cimetidine, a potent medicine used to treat gastric ulcers.”
How to Use
One of the best ways to consume mallow leaves is in a green smoothie as it provides a thick quality to your drink and any “wild green” flavor is masked by the addition of sweet fruits. Older mallow leaves are a little less palatable than young tender shoots and can have a tough fibrous texture that is best camouflaged into such drinks.
The smaller young leaves are delicious chopped up into salads or raw soups, while the bigger leaves can be pressed through a juicer in juicing recipes or lightly steamed, like spinach, as a green leafy vegetable.
When mallow leaf is heated in hot water it can increase the thickness of soups and stews. It is beneficial to use ginger root or powder with mallow to help encourage its mucus clearing expectorant properties.
You can also eat mallow flowers. They are a bright and colorful addition to most any entree, side dish or even dessert decoration.
Visit our seed cheese recipes page for our wild mallow green cheese recipe.
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No big surprise coming out of Florida where there are SO MANY on antidepressants it would appear that a prescription for an antidepressant is a requirement for residency! These drugs are notorious for producing rage & violent outbursts!!!
And considering that widespread use in Florida they likely have more than the average of 75% of doctors taking antidepressants.
I personally already have several antidepressant – induced murder cases there, one by a doctor & one by a police chief & another doctor who suffered gender dysphoria from them & lost his family, practice & everything else as he began to think he was homosexual like in that big case in France the fellow won against that Parkinson’s drug so similar to Prozac.
l would not want to confront one of these drugged up doctors! It is safer to just go around them to contact the supervisor & hope you can find a drug free supervisor you can actually talk to.
The patient advocate has every reason for concern since for three decades medications used as prescribed, not abused, have been the number 3 cause of death in America! Everyone needs to be questioning any & every medication especially when they have drugged up doctors handing them out!!!
For those of us familiar with the effects of these antidepressant & other serotonergic medications, like the anti-psychotic, stop smoking medications, headache medications, etc. are well aware of the fact that nearly every mother killing her child over the past 30 years was taking an antidepressant at the time. So hopefully you would also be aware that the rate of mothers milling their children BEFORE they are born is also very high. Hearing about young women giving birth to a baby & throwing it into the garbage or leaving it in a toilet to die was basically unheard of before the SSRIs as well. But when you are on a drug patients have long called the “I don’t give a damn!” drugs, drugs known to produce rage & extreme violence & homicidal ideation, & drugs also known to be found in 86% of the cases of REM Sleep Disorder where you act out your worst nightmare in a sleep state – the most deadly of sleep disorders long known to include both murder & suicide, why would that drug not also contribute greatly to the killing of hour child before it is born? We know these drugs produce “increased libido” as a side effect & nymphomania (manic sexual compulsions) which lead to the listed side effect of “unwanted pregnancy”. All of those adverse effects are certainly going to add to a higher rate of abortion. Please keep those thoughts in mind as you listen to Dr. Dave Janda’s comments on this issue below…so refreshing to hear a doctor comment with wisdom! You will appreciate his stand on their oath to “do no harm”…
Dr. Janda, I have not seen a better & more thorough response to this absolutely insane move by NY & VA on abortion laws. Both of my children are adopted & I have always been SO VERY GRATEFUL to their mothers for not choosing to abort their babies, but instead giving me the privilege of raising them as my own! They are my greatest blessing bringing more joy & wisdom than anything else ever possibly could! You are exactly correct in calling this what it really is “infanticide” – the worst form of murder – shedding the blood of the most innocent among us! I thank you & am sharing this with my several thousand followers now.
Impact of Antidepressants Upon Our Society
As some of the comments below stated, we are living out the nightmarish prediction laid out in George Orwell’s book, 1984. We are definitely there. My book on antidepressants first published in 1994 has a chapter asking the question, “In 1994 how far into 1984 are we?” An entire chapter showing how these drugs, with glaring evidence they were ordered by the CIA to replace the LSD Congress banned in 1966, would usher in Orwell’s all too real prediction of things to come. Understanding how these drugs affect the brain & behavior is critical in understanding how the drugs would usher in the 1984 scenario for this country & sadly now our entire world.
The Direct Attack Upon Christians
Satan knew exactly WHO to attack as Christian women have for some time now have become the highest users of these deadly drugs. And to my shock, I learned only two weeks ago that 1 out of 5 pregnancies end in abortion, while 1 out of 3 abortions performed were on church-going Christian women! The future of Christianity is clearly under full attack!
The article below on spirituality & sorcery was written at the request of a high profile reverend friend of mine & explains how antidepressants would cause this & how we were warned in clear terms in Revelations that this would happen:
Alex Gerlach, who dated Zephen Xaver when he was living in Indiana, told WSBT-TV that Xaver has been “fascinated with death and guns” for a long time. Gerlach said they had an off-and-on relationship for two years, but kept in touch after breaking up. She said Xaver talked often about wanting to hurt people, and recently showed her a photo of a handgun he had purchased.
“I never understood where it started,” Gerlach told the news station. “For some reason [he] always hated people and wanted everyone to die. He got kicked out of school for having a dream that he killed everybody in his class.” SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW FOR FULL QUOTE
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://heavy.com/news/2019/
These reports on the birth rate have been coming in for some time now but few understand the role antidepressants are playing in this. For instance, Utah, Arizona & Idaho, each with a high population of Mormons, would have had much higher birth rates if it were not for the high use of antidepressants among Mormon women in those states who in the past have always been known to have higher birth rates.
And why is that? Because serotonin was initially used to put pregnant women into labor. So as they take these antidepressant drugs designed to increase serotonin levels the risk of miscarriage is increased. So even if the drugs have not completely robbed them of the ability to have any sexual feelings as in PSSD (Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction) so that they can actually get pregnant, the drugs can abort that fetus resulting in miscarriage. And if that happens early in the first few weeks of a pregnancy it may even go unnoticed as a miscarriage.
I have been so upset for days now knowing what I know ab out George Bush and the role he played in getting the SSRIs on the market but it has gotten so bad at this point that I am about to either scream or throw up!! I cannot bite my tongue any longer as I watch this! How could we all have been so duped for so long as to allow so much damage to have been done to us all by this person we voted in as our president?!!!
And then to continue on for days honoring him as if he is honorable?! If you are finding those comments shocking it is because you did not read my post almost two weeks ago on the 55th anniversary of the death of JFK.
Let me put it in a nutshell for you…without the influence & vested political manuverings of George Herbert Walker Bush none of you would have gone through the hell you have gone through on antidepressants!! Add to that the fact that the large majority of the people on this list www.SSRIstories.net would still be alive and thousands more would not be locked in prisons or psych wards, divorced, or in a multitude of ways had found their lives a shattered mess as a result of these SSRI antidepressants & the atypical antipsychotics, etc. We would have had a world with all of the following continuing to be extremely rare in oour world rather than at epidemic numbers as we do now: school shootings, mass shootings committed for no reason & out of character, suicide by cop, small children committing suicide, mothers killing their children, fathers killing their whole families, grandparents killing their grandchildren, children killing their parents, teachers seducing young students – all those serotonin nightmares that have turned our world upside down!
Although his statement above about lynching him was an answer to her question about Iraq gate & the Iran-Contra scandal it certainly would apply to many of his other activities accomplished via his political influence as he held the following positions of great influences.
Preface: Before listing those you need to know that his father Prescott Bush was a Senator in Connecicut who was also a banker who was funding both sides of World War II. He also arrainged for the CIA to open their first office in Germany in the same office where IG Farben, the drug company who was so involved in the human experimentation in the camps & was prosecuted for war crimes.
“The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
“His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
“The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator’s action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
Just how deeply involved both were in Operation Paperclip where 1600 Nazi scientists were brought to America after the war to continue their research is my next research project.
#1 George HW Bush was Director of the CIA from 1976 – 1977 under President Gerald Ford (to fully understand his connection to the CIA and CIA’s search for the perfect mind control drug to replace their favorite drug of choice LSD after it was banned in the US by Congress only a decade before I would suggest you refer to a section of my book published on our website. Click here: http://www.drugawareness.org/history-of-antidepressants-just-where-did-your-medication-come-from/)
#2 in 1977 Bush left the CIA & was made director of Eli Lilly by none other than Dan Quayle’s father and family, who owned controlling interest in the Lilly company and the Indianapolis Star.
#3 Dan Quayle later acted as go-between for drug kingpins, gun runners, and government officials in the Iran-Contra scandals.
#4 The entire Bush family were large stockholders in Lilly, Abbott, Bristol, and Pfizer, etc.
#5 After Bush’s disclosure of assets in 1979, it became public that Bush’s family still had a large interest in Pfizer and substantial amounts of stock in the other aforementioned drug companies.
#6 Bush actively lobbied illegally both within and without the Administration as Vice President in 1981 to permit drug companies to dump more unwanted, obsolete, or, especially, domestically-banned substances on unsuspecting Third World countries.
#7 While Vice President, Bush continued to illegally act on behalf of pharmaceutical companies by personally going to the IRS for special tax breaks for certain drug companies (e.g. Lilly) manufacturing in Puerto Rico.
#8 In 1982, Vice President Bush was personally ordered to stop lobbying the IRS on behalf of the drug companies by the U.S. Supreme Court itself.
#9 He did stop lobbying but the pharmaceuticals still received a 23% additional tax break for their companies in Puerto Rico that make these American outlawed drugs for sale to Third World countries.
#10 1981 – 1989 Acting Vice President under President Ronald Reagan during which time he put the Fast Track drug approval into effect allowing drugs to be approved after only 5 & 6 weeks testing thus paving the way for Prozac’s approval.
#11 And while that was being done in America Dr. John Virapen who was Lilly’s right hand man in Sweden bribed the official in charge of drug approval there to obtain a Prozac approval there first as they were known as having strict approval guidelines. So once Sweden approved a drug other countries would follow with little scrutiny of their own. (You can listen to Dr. Virapen confess to all of that in detail in his first American interview. Click here: (http://new.drugawareness.org/meet-dr-john-virapen-the-man-who-bought-prozacs-approval/)
(Financial disclosure statements; Bush 1979 tax report; “Bush Tried to Sway A Tax Rule Change But Then Withdrew” NY Times, May 19, 1982; misc. corporate records; Christic Institute “La Penca” affidavit; Lilly 1979 Annual Report.)
From the authorized on-line version of Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”
My brother’s granddaughter, my great niece, sweet Hannah, was on her way home from a birthday party a week ago Saturday evening, November 24, when the car lost control as they hit a wash, spun out & hit another car head on. Hannah & another girl are both in very serious condition with head injuries & more plus both are in comas. Your prayers in their behalf at this time would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all of my Facebook friends & followers for your prayers & support for Hannah which have poured in non-stop all week after her terrible accident resulting in very traumatic brain injury! And thank you for also sharing our prayer request with so many! I firmly believe in the power of your prayers!
I want to share this documentary with you by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Neurosurgeon from CNN, so that if anything like this happens to one of your loved ones you will be aware of this option available to you that the doctors may not yet be aware of since it tends to take so very long for information on new treatments to make it out to the masses.
In 2002 I attended a conference at the National Institutes of Hralth in DC for doctors from around the world who were there to present their research on using Omega 3 oils as a cure for everything from ADHD to PMS to Depression (including Postpartum) to Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia. It was a very eye-opening conference with amazing cutting edge research & astounding results being shared! One of the very important points made there was that Omega 3, no matter if it was fish oil or flax oil derived Omega 3, produced similar benefits. They explained that more research on the fish derived Omega 3 existed because that industry had the money to fund the research.
This special documentary is on the case of Grant Virgin, a teen who suffered a very serious head injury after being hit by a car. Although his doctors felt he had no hope of recovery & recommended that his parents pull the plug on their son, he had an amazing total recovery using high doses of Omega 3 oil. It is unbelievable that the doctors gave this boy no hope & were ready to pull the plug on him! He was only one year older than Hannah! Yet with this Omega 3 treatment, which the boy’s parents fought hard to get doctors to try, although they were being given NO HOPE at all for his recovery, it was only two days after they began treatment with Omega 3 oils that his brain function was restored to the point of him making a call to his mother! He has since made a complete recovery.
I did an hour or two interview for CNN with Dr. Gupta about 2003 & just recently made another connection on a different issue he & I are both working on. So, I can tell you from personal contact with him that he is a very brilliant & inquisitive physician who is still open to learning – a trait sadly missing in so many physicians today who believe they already know everything.
Someone, who knew the mother of the boy in the video above, contacted me to let me know about Grant’s miraculous story & shared the mother’s website with a video of how bad he was before they were able to turn him around with the Omega 3’s. Below find a link to Grant’s Mothers website Click here
And Yet Another Report of a Miraculous Recovery
I also include the following report that came in yesterday as a comment on the post about Hannah from someone who was unaware that I knew anything about this treatment & wanted to share her own family’s experience with Omega 3s being used in a serious brain injury her own niece suffered…
“I am so sorry, unfortunately, I know firsthand how devastating this can be as it happened to my niece when she was crossing the street. When she was transferred to a long-term facility to try and wean her off the ventilator they gave her extremely high doses of Omega 3s in her feeding tube to assist the brain’s healing. She is now recovered so this could be a treatment for you to listen keep in mind. Definitely ask about trials and the omega 3s. They told my sister her daughter would likely not survive and she is doing amazing! Sending positive thoughts, love and healing.” … Lisa Kenar
And yet another miraculous report after 0 brain function
“My son is also a miracle story on recovery from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). He arrived at the hospital with no brain function, so we definitely know the power of Prayer. He is not fully recovered like those featured here, but 16 years out from his accident, we are using a product high in omega-3 oils. We don’t have access to Mega doses of Omega-3s. In the past 2 years he has progressed from a three-year-old level 2 almost a 9-year level. This is much more progress than in the 14 years previous!”
… Maryann Radke Marshall
Grant’s Mother’s Website
The family says that progress would not be happening if they had merely accepted what conventional medicine told them.”I think one of the saddest things is to get to a place and have someone tell you, ‘You should just let your son die,’ and you don’t have the information to make the right decision,” said JJ Virgin.
“There is such hopelessness about brain injury and there shouldn’t be.”
That rampant hopelessness when it comes to traumatic brain injury is fueling a push by Bailes and Sears to do further studies about omega-3….The Virgin family, based on their own dramatic experience, is sure that omega-3 will do for others what it did for their son.
“OK, what if it didn’t do anything?” said John Virgin. “It certainly couldn’t hurt, but what if you have this kind of result?”