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To: Gorzaloon; John Leland 1789; EEDUDE
I met a woman in her 90's who told us her mother used to smoke henbane for asthma.

When I was a kid my uncle gave me one of those cigarettes when I was having an attack.

Basically just dried and ground leaves of Jimson weed rolled into a cigarette.

In China in the early ‘90s there were popular brands of cigarettes that were advertised to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Yes indeed. All herbals that were cheap & that worked. It isn't as if asthma is curable; it is matter of symptomatic relief, so how that is achieved should be up to the individual ADULT; kids, well, that is a different jug of sarsaparilla.

Asthmadore, made with belladona & jimsonweed, was OTC; but Tedral (1/8 grain —8 mg— phenobarbital) required a prescription.

IIRC, Tedral was basically Bronkaid (OTC, but limits on amount sold at a time) with the pheno added.

I need to start poking around the local “organic” and ‘herbal” shops.

Heaven & Congress forbid that we free men treat ourselves effectively, without the help of docs to write the script, the pharmacist to dispense it, the pharms to package it, and, most important of all, the insurance companies to spread the wealth.

18 posted on 12/09/2008 3:56:00 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I’ve taken Advair for two years and NEVER use my resuce inhaler anyore. In fact, do not even know where it is. It like I do not have asthma anymore. Had it since I was two years old. Used the rescue inhaler evey day for 20 years.


19 posted on 12/09/2008 8:49:30 PM PST by Treeless Branch
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To: ApplegateRanch
I need to start poking around the local “organic” and ‘herbal” shops.

Why? Henbane and Jimson weed grow wild all over North America. Henbane grows in my back yard, Jimson Weed, Datura Stramonium, grows across the street in a field by the edge of the woods, and even the leaves from tomatoes contain the stramonium/Belladonna alkaloids..which is why you are not supposed to eat them. Bittersweet nighshade grows everywhere..it is that little climbing vine peope call a "weed" that has little purple and yellow blossoms that look exactly like minature eggplant blossoms. Same thing for potato leaves.

It is a pretty large class of plants.

20 posted on 12/10/2008 9:47:03 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Thanks! Great info!

Curses on the environmentalist wackos taking meds away from asthmatics!

26 posted on 01/08/2009 4:44:48 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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