Breast Health - Oil Infusions
c. 2006 Susun S Weed
Excerpt from "Five Easy Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Breast Cancer"
by Susun Weed (complete article found online at www.breasthealthcancerprevention.com/Article_Prevent_Cancer.htm)
Drink red clover blossom infusion
Red clover is a potent anti-cancer herb. It contains ten times more phytoestrogens than soy, and in a more complete form.I have seen it clear in situ cancers and pre-cancerous polyps hundreds of times.Since many breast cancers take 7-10 years to become big enough to be seen on a mammogram, I drink a quart of red clover infusion every week and skip the mammogram.
To prepare the infusion:
~ Place one ounce, by weight (about a cup by volume), of dried red clover in a quart canning jar.
~ Fill the jar to the top with boiling water and lid tightly.
~ Let steep for four hours or overnight.
~ Strain and drink.
~ Refrigerate excess and drink within 24-36 hours.
For breast health, I drink red clover infusion regularly.
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way, page 63
Dandelion oils (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion has a special affinity for breasts. Regular use of dandelion flower oil promotes deep relaxation of the breast tissues, facilitating the release of held emotions. Applied regularly to the entire breast area, glowing golden dandelion flower oil can strengthen your sense of self worth as well as your immune system. Easily made, this oil is a superb ally for regular breast self-massage, and highly praised by those doing therapeutic breast massage. Dandelion root oil, used alone or in conjunction with the flower oil, can help clear minor infections, relieve impacted milk glands and reduce cysts in the breasts.
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way, page 297
How to make infused herbal oils
To make an infused herbal oil you'll need: A dry, large-mouthed glass jar with a good lid, labels, a waterproof marker, olive oil, and fresh plants. Infusing herbal oils ooze and make a mess; put them in a bowl or lipped tray to contain the spread of oil stains. To keep your label legible, put in on the lid rather than the side of the jar.
To make a flower blossom oil (e.g., calendula, dandelion, red clover, St. Joan's wort, or yarrow): On a day that is sunny, when the bees are active, whether morning or noon, pick dry--no dew, no recent rain--blossoms. Protect your flowers after you've harvested them: Shade them from the sun; put them in a a basket, not a jar; work quickly. Stop frequently to attend to the blossoms you've already collected; it's better to make a small jar of oil every ten minutes than one big one in an hour. Fill your jar a little less than full with blossoms (or blossoms, stalks, and leaves), then fill it with olive oil. Use a small knife, a twig, or a chopstick to work the oil thoroughly down into the flowers. Add more and more oil until the plant matter is completely and generously covered. Cap the jar well, label it with the date and name of the plant, and store at room temperature. After six weeks, pour the oil through a cotton cloth (such as a handkerchief or a napkin) to remove the plant material. Store your infused oil in a cool, dry place (a lower cupboard or refrigerator) until ready to use.
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