Saturday, March 20, 2010

Onward to Research

A week ago I received an invitation to write my PhD on Dr Kilmer & Co at the University College London. I would be very happy to hear from any and all Kilmer relatives or anyone else who has information to share. More details to follow.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Dr Kilmer's Specific Herbal Remedies

Swamp-Root was the most popular of several herbal remedies created by Dr. S. Andral Kilmer of Binghamton, NY.

What is in SWAMP ROOT ????

A lot of people have speculated about SWAMP ROOT?? Was it really good for anything other then getting Willis Sharpe Kilmer rich? Well, in fact it was a tonic of 15 very healthy herbs. I've been taking it religiously for the past month and I can assure you that I am healthier now than I have been in the past decade. Nothing else in my diet or exercise has changed.

So what is in SWAMP-ROOT?

Dr. Kilmer blended fifteen herbal ingredients for Swamp-Root: from South Africa, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Tibet, and North-west China, into a balanced formula that benefits the digestive, respiratory, and nervous systems. Here are these herbs listed in order of relative percentage.

I : Buchu Leaves (Diosma betulina) are excellent for relief of urinary tract infections. One of Buchu's most useful properties in treating urinary tract diseases is the elimination of mucus and uric acid from the kidneys.

II : Peppermint (Mentha X Piperita Vulgari) is widely known for soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, it has mild antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects, so taking it may help eliminate infective agents that cause acute respiratory problems.

III : Rhubarb Root (Rheum officinale) grows in mountains of Western and North-western provinces of China and adjoining Tibet. It is especially useful in cases of diarrhea, caused by an irritating body in the intestines. Rhubarb in small doses exhibits stomachic and tonic properties, and is employed in atonic dyspepsia, assisting digestion and creating a healthy action of the digestive organs, when in a condition of torpor and debility.

IV : American Mandrake Root or May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum) is greatest power lies in its action upon liver and bowels, exercising an influence on every part of the system, stimulating glands to healthy action as a gastro-intestinal irritant, a powerful hepatic and intestinal stimulant. It is highly valuable in dropsy, biliousness, dyspepsia, liver and other disorders. In smaller doses, it is a valuable remedy in skin diseases.

V : Cape Aloes (Aloe ferox) is one of the safest and best warm and stimulating purgatives to persons of sedentary habits and phlegmatic constitutions. Its action is exerted mainly on the large intestine, so it is useful as a vermifuge.

VI : Virginian Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) serves to calm ruffled nerves and is the finest nervines for St. Vitus's dance, epilepsy, rickets, insomnia, anxiety, delerium, withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilizers, and neuralgia. In nervous headaches, neuralgia and in headache arising from incessant coughing and pain, it offers remedy. It sooths nervous excitement and induces sleep when necessary, without any unpleasant symptoms.

VII : American Colombo Root (Frasera Carolinensis) contains a peculiar acid, bitter extractive, gum, pectin, glucose, wax, resin, fatty matter, and yellow coloring matter. Its medicinal uses are as a tonic, cathartic, emetic stimulant. An agent for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.

VIII : Golden Seal Root (Hydrastis Canadensis) produces a drug considered of great value in modern medicine, Hydrastis, for digestive disorders, habitual constipation, antiperiodic, antiseptic, astringent, cholagogue, diuretic, laxative, stomachic, tonic, disorders affecting the ears, eyes, throat, nose, stomach, intestines, and vagina. It is also claimed to be effective in treating cancers, particularly of the ovary, uterus, and stomach.

IX : Valerian Root (Valeriana Officinalis) was found useful in certain kinds of epilepsy and is a well-known and frequently used medicinal herb with a proved history of efficacy. It is noted especially as a tranquilizer and nervine, particularly for people suffering from nervous strain. Valerian encourages sleep, improves sleep quality and reduces blood pressure. It is also used for painful menstruation, cramps, hypertension, and irritable bowel syndrome. The active ingredients are called valepotriates, research has confirmed that these have a calming effect on agitated people.

X : Sassafras (Sassafras officinale or Sassafras varifolium) is medicinally used as an aromatic, stimulant, diaphoretic, and alterative. It is also useful in cases of gleet and gonorrhea. Safrol is found to be slowly absorbed from the alimentary canal, escaping through the lungs unaltered, and through the kidneys oxidized into piperonalic acid and prevents and removes injurious effects of tobacco.

XI : Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is prescribed for everything from diarrhea and chills to influenza and parasitic worms, appetite loss, and indigestion. Cinnamon is predominantly used as a carminative, astringent, stimulant, and antiseptic addition to herbal prescriptions. It relieves nausea and vomiting, and, because of its mild astringency, it is particularly useful in infantile diarrhea. Tests show that cinnamon can augment the action of insulin. Its prolonged use is known to beautify the skin and promote a rosy complexion.

XII : Juniper (Juniperus Communis) is especially useful in digestive disorders plus kidney and bladder problems. The chief use of juniper is as an adjuvant to diuretics in dropsy depending on heart, liver or kidney disease. Oil of Juniper is given as a diuretic, stomachic, and carminative in indigestion, flatulence, and kidney and bladder diseases.

XIII : Common Birch or White Birch (Betula alba) is a tonic laxative, for gout, rheumatism and dropsy, and a reliable solvent of kidney stones. The inner bark is bitter and astringent, and has been used in intermittent fevers. The vernal sap is diuretic.

XIV : Balsam of Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii) is medically a stimulant, diuretic, carminative, and laxative. It is also good remedy for chronic catarrh and bronchitis, as it assists expectoration and is antiseptic; is given with advantage in leucorrhoea, chronic cystitis, diarrhea and hemorrhoids. It has also been recommended externally for chilblains and is used as a diuretic.

XV : Balsam of Tolu or American Balsam (Myrospermum Toluiferum) is used as a stimulant and expectorant, as the basis of cough mixtures. The vapor from the balsam dissolved in ether when inhaled, is beneficial in chronic catarrh and other noninflammatory chest complaints.

The medicinal ingredients of SWAMPROOT are pure herbal compounds, formulated in state-of-the-art modern facilities.