posted this again, thought you may have missed it.
Still catching up on old posts.
The Acerola, rosehips nettle leaf and amla and gotu kola mix you suggested. Is this 1/2 tsp 3 times a day still.
It seems you won't be getting much of each. But the sum of the whole is worth more than the part. Is that the right saying? Trying to think of what it is.
You do not need as high of levels of natural C sources as you do synthetic sources. And the herbs have a synergistic effect, which further increases effectiveness.
I want to create a natural C mix only as well for my son to take to university. He would not probably need the gotu kola, maybe not the nettle either.
Gotu kola is a good source of B vitamins and helps with memory/concentration. Nettle will help with stress, allergies, glands, liver, kidneys, etc. So I would leave them in. It helps to support the whole body, not just parts.
So if i did just
Amla; Rosehip; Acerola for his mix. I'm going to capsule for him as well, i have some 00 caps left. So what ratio
I posted the ratio in a response to your earlier post.
and how many caps.
I recommend 2 capsules 3 times daily at least 20 minutes before meals.
And this would give a broad spectrum of bioflavanoids?
What about some of the other herbs Acaica? are they worth bothering about?
Acacia is usually used for the gum it produces. Not for nutrition.
I have a lot of ordering to do and want to get it right.
Sorry more questions. The Amla caps i bought said that amla fruit, So if i buy the powder is this the best type?
Yes, not the amla standardized for tannins.
Are capsuling machines worth buying? It takes me ages to capsulate enough for a pot.
I have used these but really do not like them. Once you get the hang of capsuling by hand you will find it is easier and even faster. Just make a little pile of powder. Take the long end of the capsule, point the open end down and tap the capsule in the pile of powder. This packs it quick. Then I like to scoop a tiny amount of powder in the small end and put the capsule back together.
Also is my capilliary mix also good for bruising and varicose veins.
Yes, but for this I also recommend adding some butcher's broom.
My mum has bad legs, veins and bruises, so i may make some up for her. Make good Christmas presents for people, especially the flu/cold one i plan to do. So glass jar with screw top is best?
I usually pack both ends of capsule, but then it is difficult to put together.
Yes, it is pretty hard to put the little end back on when it is packed full of herbs. This is why you should only put a tiny amount in the small end.
You need plenty of time/patience, i find it does become quite hypnotic.
So if i add the Butcher's broom how much another 2 parts??
Did you give me the ratios for just acerola, rosehip and amla alone? My head is all over the place trying to get it all figured out. Will look for it.
I just did it with the all the herbs. If you want to drop the gotu kola and nettle leaf just drop them leaving the rest of the ratios the same.
We have loads of rosehips arouund where i live. Is it possible to dry and powder myself. I suppose i would need one of those dehydrator thingies. What about the hairs? I'm going to make some syrup so the straining gets rid of the hairs but what happens to them in dried rosehips?
I have never seen little hairs on rosehips. All that I have seen are pretty smooth. Best thing to do if you want to make your own powder is to cut them up in to smaller pieces while fresh. A food processor will work. Then spread them out on some wax paper to dry. Running a light stream of air over them and turning them frequently will facilitate the drying. Once dried you can use the chunks to make the syrup or they can be ground and this sifted through a fine screen if you want a powder. Again store in a glass jar.
Rosehip powder seems expensive too, especially supplements with it in. Probably more trouble than its worth though.
Rosehip powder in bulk is really not that expensive. I don't recall the price off hand but I think it is less than $8 a pound retail.
I'm getting really interested in foraging at the moment. I'm going blackberry picking tomorrow to make jam etc.
Bring your bear repellent
I would normally have gone earlier but we had a very wet August here. They are not that great, but i think i should be able to get enough. Some of the bushes had just dried up ends on them.
The place i go to, used to be a quarry and they have turned it into a nature park, they found a body there a few weeks back, so when i went to look to see how the blackberries were doing, there was police sitting in a car at the entrance. A bit creepy eh!
Oh well! As long as it wasn't found in the blackberries bushes!
Fertilizer. Or bear leftovers.
So how much Vit C and bioflavanoids are in blackberries? I should imagine a fair bit by their colour.
The exact amount of C will vary according to growing conditions, ripeness and how long since they have been picked. Fresh berries though are a great source of C and bioflavonoids.
Also do you know how long capilliaries take to heal when given the right nutrients?
Depends on various factors such as age, stress, caffeine use, silica levels, etc.