This Site is dedicated to the medicinal herbs used by Maria Treben , the reknowned Austrian herbalist , in her healing works .

Various Disorders

4 cups of Lady's Mantle tea are sipped throughout the day. 1 heaped teaspoon of herbs per cup of boiling water is infused for a short time. A bottle is filled up to the neck with finely cut Shepherd's Purse, stems, leaves and flowers, 38 % to 40% rye whisky or vodka is poured in and the bottle is left to stand in the sun or near the stove for 10 days...

There are several kinds of this disorder, in some cases the skin affected is bright red and sharply defined, in another the skin is covered in scales and the third kind has thick leathery, cracked skin. These cracks deepen and open up towards the evening and cause the people affected great pain. On top of this the intense itching is very troublesome...

For this affliction the following herb mixture is recommended: Knotgrass, Lady's Mantle, Oak bark and Sage in equal proportions are steeped in cold water overnight. 2 heaped teaspoons per V2 litre are used. In the morning the tea is warmed slightly and kept in a thermos flask which has been rinsed with hot water...

SCHOOL REPORT, poor (of children)

 A desperate mother told me that her 12 year old son was totally disinterested at school; his teachers remarked that he did not follow the lessons and could not be motivated. The boy who was hardly ever sick before and used to enjoy sports now was pale and had rings under the eyes. To my mind he had to be ill...

The freshly picked leaves of Wood Sorrel which cover the forest ground like a carpet are washed and put in the juice extractor. Every hour 3 to 5 drops of this juice are taken diluted with Yarrow tea. 4 to 5 cups of Yarrow tea are prepared every day, 1 heaped teaspoon of Yarrow flowers per cup...

The soothing juice of Houseleeks (Sempervivum tectorum) quickly relieves the deep pain caused by shingles. 4 to 5 fleshy leaves are cut lengthwise and placed on a plate. The juice, seeping to the surface, is applied to the affected areas several times a day. The leaves can also be put in the juice extractor. The sufferer feels the beneficial effects already after the first application...

If children, during sleep, throw themselves from one side to the other and cannot find peace, a Linden flower bath has a soothing effect straight away. A large bucket is half filled with Linden flowers and cold water is poured over them. This is left to stand overnight, heated the next day, strained and the liquid is added to the bath water...

For this Bedstraw ointment is used most successfully. This ointment is prepared in the same way as Calendula ointment (see chapter on "Calendula") and is applied upward along the spine. Massages made with Yarrow and Comfrey tincture (see General Information "tinctures") are important as well as Thyme and Yarrow baths (see General Information "baths").

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