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10A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 6, 1990 By ANDRI WVU Exta By Helen Woodward A growing awareness of herbs al- tows us to know that each plant can have, and mostly does have, sev- eral uses including the healing quali- ties of color, beauty and scent. Just as a culinary herb provides flavor to our food, they also give our bodies needed nutrients. A medicinal herb can have culinary uses and a me- dicinal herb can have more than one medical application. Our organs do not individually run our bodies all alone. We could say it is a demo- cratic system and it is useless to be the head of state if there is nothing to rule. Chaparral, Echinacea and Gold- enseal are wonderful alternatives, excellent tonics and nature's natural antibiotics. Chaparral, larrea divari- cata (zygophyllaceae), is called chaparro in Mexico and also known as creosote bush, greasewood, gobonadora and dwarf evergreen oak. The Indian term chaparral actu- ally refers to various plants growing in alkali soil. A member of the desert artimesia family, Chaparral has dark green stems and leaves quite dis- tinctive from other desert plants which are more grey-green in na- ~i ture. The leaves and stems of this non-toxic plant contain properties not only categorizing it as an alter- native but also as an antiseptic, diu- retic, tonic and expectorant. Espe- : cially effective on the kidneys, liver, ,i and lungs, chaparral is also used externally to treat skin diseases, ar- thritis, rheumatism and even can- cers. Echinacea, echinacea angustifo- lia (compositae), is known as purple coneflower, Black Samson or Sampson root. A member of the As- ter family, this perennial plant grows 2 to 3 feet high and produces a large flower head, whitish rose to pale purple in color, blooming be- tween July and October in the prai- fie states northward to Pennsylva- nia. Medically the rootstock is used Helen Woodward Monroe County are simmered for appr( ximately 45 minutes and a minimum of 20 min- utes, versus infusions, teas, where boiling water is poured over the ten- der leaves to steep the extraction of the essential contents) as a blood purifier for acne, boils and eczema -- all indications of body contami- nants. An alternative, echinacea is also an antiseptic and, in turn, a di- gestive. As the antitoxins are re- moved from the blood circulation improves followed by improved di- gestion. As the Mexican Indians relied on e Monroe County Community Serv- ices Council's Weatherization Pro- gram is run under Federal Regula- tions to help elderly, handicapped and needy families who qualify un- der Federal Income Guidelines. The program is designed to save fuel costs, and make homes warmer in cold weather. There is no cost to the client for this program. The home may be owned or rented and still qualify for the program. Work may include caulking, re- chaparral as a medicine and a pre- Mr Staggers Reports place or weather stripping doors, in- sulating attic and floors, repairing or replacing windows and frames, storm windows and other measures to make homes more energy effi- cient. Homes weatherized after Sep- tember 1979 do not qualify for re- work. This is a Federal Regulation. For information on Weatheriza- tion Program call 772-3381. Monroe County Community Services. Mon- day through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ventative medicine and the Sioux usedechinacea, theCherokeelndi-~il7"::~e r~e~rfatli?~aa~rI 3stSath O:n Kidls Welfaze ans used goldenseal. Goldenseal, hydrastic canadensis (ranuncu- " e laceae), native to North America, "-" -~p''" ~" .....~Y g- are at stake We must do better" Mr gers Jr. (u-w.va.) said ma[ a na- ' has several common names: eye tionwide study shows West Virginia taggers sala. . . The Second District congress balm, eye root, ground raspberry, to be 38th in the nation when it Indian plant, orangeroot, tumeric comes to the well-being of children, man noted that the KIDS COUNT root, yellow puccoon and yellowA fifty-state survey, Kids Count: survey measured indicators over a root. All of these names tell some- State Profiles of Child Well-Being, specific time (a plus percentage rap- thing about the plant. The root, used ranked the states based on "ten in- resents improvement). West medicinally by decoction, is yellow dJcators of child and family well- Virginia's national ranking and the to orange-yellow in color. The plant being." The "indicators" used in- percent change over time for all was used by the Indians as a natu- ral fabric dye and in weak tea solu- tion as an eyewash. The fruit of the plant is similar to raspberries but with fleshy parts coating each two seeded section. Besides acting as an alternative, goldenseal is an anti- septic, astringent, diuretic, laxative and tonic. A popular herb used, both internally and externally, goldenseal acts on the mucous membranes promoting the expulsion of needed wastes from the body. As these alternative herbs work in ways to cleanse our blood, our organ functions improve and un- wanted wastes do riot seek storage space in our bodies, creating poten- tial "disease," but are readily elimi- nated from our system. Editor's Note: These articles are intended for educational pur- poses only. They are not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe, clude: early prenatal care, infant mortality, low birth weight babies, poverty benefits, children living in poverty, school dropout rate, per pupil expenditures, teenage unem- ployment, teenage mothers, and ju- venile crime. Congressman Staggers noted that West Virginia has made prog- ress in recent years in six of the ten areas surveyed, however, the num- ber of Mountain State children living in poverty has more than doubled. "The report shows that progress is being made across many fronts, but there remains much more to be done. The most disturbing statistic is the number of families, and there- fore children, who are living in pov- erty. This is the area we need to im- prove on the most, but all the areas surveyed show there is a great deal of room for improvement. The well- being of our children can and must be a priority. The quality of their lives and the future of West Virginia ii For Peo "in decoction (either/and/or roots, nor to be considered as a substi, ?barks, seeds, stems and wood chips ,tute for professional care. ilill ii ,i i i i I i i i i categories were: Per cent Births With No Early Prenatal Care (45th in nation): +3 percent (1980/1987); In- fant Mortality Rate (26th in nation): +17 per cent (80/87); Per cent Low Birth Weight Babies (34th in nation); -6 per cent (80/87); Benefits as a Per cent of Poverty (AFDC & Food Stamps) (42nd in nation): -7 per cent (80/88); Per cent of Children in Poverty (47th in nation): -64 per cent (79/87); Per cent not Graduat- ing from High School (21st in na- tion): +29 per cent (82/87); Educa- tion Expenditures Per Pupil (27th in nation): +37 per cent (81/87); Teen- age Unemployment Rate (49th in nation): -16 per cent (80/88); Per cent of Births to Teenage Mothers (47th in nation): +15 per cent (80/ 87); and Juvenile Incarceration (per 10,000 juveniles) (3rd in nation): +2 per cent (79/87). The Kids Count report was pub- lished by The Center for the Study of Social Policy. AARP Greenbrier Valley Chapter #671 IF red a lab, love for fi ~ter, love fo t USUally hal tlready preI le to "just t almost imI ~ther beh; rnendation ing food is Meets February 13 at Lewisburg United Methodist Church.~ !rthe dietel speaker Steve Baldwin, superintendent of Greenbrier County e are tel "The Consolidation of Schools." Covered dish luncheon 11:45 ~ !" to help y( eryone 50 years or older is invited to attend these AARP Chaptel[ prepare ings. !~is will he , ~repare Rupert Woman s Club Dinner an your ( February 11, 1990, Valentine's Day Dinner (fried chicken, mash Ook with toes, gravy, green beans, salad, homemade biscuits and chef, bake or br serts) Sunday, February 11, noon until 3 p.m., at the Rupert Contls!sample fo Center. Proceeds to the Rupert Community Public" Library. $5 fof~ded and st[.use a fan $2.50 for children under 12. I~ts. th Greenbrier Valley Interagency Council t e smell , , s " I conferenc nt he hous Meetmg Wednesday February 7 at Humana Ho plta ~,| first floor, 9 a.m. Mrs Janet Turner, Social Services Supervisor I~ prepare West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, will~ to work, on Child Protective Services. [than hungl Monroe County Republican Club I get famil, Covered dish dinner, at the Lindside Senior Citizen Center, S~ FebruarylO, 6:30 p.m. Drinks and eating utensils furnished by th~~ Take a covered dish and join in the fellowship of the evening. Greenbrier Community Services Bargain Store Clothing sale through February 16. Buy one bag furl for $1, get bag free. New items added daily. For more information ca// r,"Wha Co stop at 205 West Washington Street, Lewisburg. |~,~nthny Iv Ronceverte Church of the Nazarene legislati Carolyn Lehrke, medical missionary to Swaziland, will speak F~l]~rbage fr( ~aln State. 14, 7:30 p.m., public invited. r propose( n class Saint Charles Borromeo In ,, rua r month Rosary recfation in White Sulphur Springs Wednesday Feb ~, Saturday February 10, 8:20 a.m. kf,,dump,' ~' ~b,000 I =Jth no limit Greenbrler Valley Economic Development Corpo ' n/ or T2' exces, Wednesday February 7, 6 p.m., the tri-county organization f ~f ~j, |"'=fl Put th brier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties will meet at the Brier In D.Stat i LI. e garl 1=1 there ar White Sulphur Springs City Council ca . _~= " n be Monday February 12, 7:30 p.m. to meet in the Council Chamt r-l rdin- t Hall. NatYura/ in o ategory , ~.2ns of gar, red in a I i FEED SPECIALS Scratch Grains ....................... 50 Layer Crumbles .................... 50 Hog Feed Pellets ................ 50 16% Stock Pellets .............. 50 Rabbit Maker .............................. 5O,b Big Red Nuggets ...... 50 lb. $10.75 @Lil' Red Cat Food ..... 25 lb. $9.95 Prices Gd Thurs. thru Sat.(2-8 thru 2-10- 1990) "Cash & Carry Only" G R EENB R/ER .VALLEY I"A I'i IVl t.( 920 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, WV 647-4911 or 1-800-464-1717 (WV Toll Free Line) USED EQUIPMENT 2040 John Deere Tractor40 HP. .................... SAVE 2010 John Deere Row Crop oas, ......... SAVE 820 John Deere H.. Sharpl ...................................... SAVE 477 New Holland Haybine Ready. ...... SAVE 1327 John Deere DISK MOWER ......... .SAVE Just received a fresh supply Better Built Trailers. Size rainging from 6 ft. to 24 ft. I I I J Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg, W.Va. 497-2777 Alderson Market Friday February 2, 1990 186 head sold to 28 buyers amounting to $24,504.07 ;TOCKER AND FEEDER STEERS Choice 88.00 - 95.00 Good 75.00 - 82.00 Medium 70.00 - 74.50 Common 55.00 - 62.50 HEIFERS Choice 70.00 - 76.50 Good 64.00 - 69.75 Medium none Common none U.LLCc ..V.JP. 67.00- 93.00 Itt t.Ca JL By Head 35.00 - 85.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE COWS Commercial 50.00- 54.50 Utility 44.00 - 49.25 Canner and Cutter 35.00- 42.00 B_ULL Commercial & Good none Husqvarna 50 Special 3.1 cu. in 50cc Inertia activated chain brake High power at low speed. Low noise and low vibra- tion. SAVE $58.00 off manufactute's suggested re(all price .owo. =31 ELMORE'S COW AN ) CALF PAIRS By Head 710.00 COW~ by head none No. 1 45.00 - 49.00 NO. 2 42.OO NO. 3 none SOWS 32.00 BOARS 28.5O SHOATS 30.00 - 50.00 PIGS 18.00 - 19.50 HORSES 40.75 PONIES none SHEEP AND LAMBS BLUE 48.0O BLUE HEAD none RED 43.50 MEDIUM 54.00 COMMON 50.00 EWES none WETHERS none EWES by Head none BUCKS by head none GOATS 21.00- 69.00 FARM SUPPLY "We're the Farmer's Friend" Ronceverte, WV 6474355 i Bluegrass Market Saturday February 3, 1990 261 head sold to85 buyers amounting to $93,957.55 STOCKER AND FEEDER STEERS; Under 500# 74.50 - 97.50 500 - 750# 68.500 - 84.00 Over 750# None HEIFERS; Under 500# 68.50 - 89.00 500 - 750# 42.00 - 80.50 Over 750# 50.00 - 53.00 BULL CALVES 54.00- 95.50 BABY CALVES By Head 55.00 - 87.50 VEAL CALVES none SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS none HEIFERS none COWS 41.50 - 54.50 most sold 47.00 - 49.00 BULLS Under 1000# 55.00 Over 1000# 55.00" (;;OW AND CALF PAIRS By Head 435.00 - COWS by hd, 290.99- HOGS SLAUGHTER 40.00 - SOWS 28.5O BOARS 32.25 PIGS & SHOATS HORSES 300.00 - Horses by waht. BLUE 52.OO RED None OTHERS none EWES none BUCKS none WETHERS None GOATS, bh 6.00 - 32.00 Buy any new Cub Cadet tractor or rider now and no payments till April 1990. All you rage of this special offer is10% down. Stop in today and ask for details. This offer ends on February 28, 1990. Contact Edward Tuckerwiller - at - Greenbrier Valley Cub 1/2 mile North off 1-64 US 219 North (wv Toll Free) 1-800-464-1 717 Ilerd~e~ ~ke otter ,~ t~= ~ r~pu..r~q~ ub cceptence ~o 645-4763