Thursday, March 8, 2012

WOLF SPIRIT newsletter March 2012

March already!!!!! Almost Spring!!! I can't wait. My favorite season...birds, flowers, sun, fresh air, outside!!! YEA!! Okay, now that I got that all out here's the newsletter...enjoy!


Before we get to the news there is something I want to mention.
You will hear about it often from me but please, just bear with me.

RoseBud Reservation....What does this mean to you? A beautiful culture? Fry bread and corn soup? Powwows....dancing....drumming....singing?

Well it is a lot more than that.

It is a people freezing, starving, it's sickness, no fresh water, bad sanitation if any. This is RoseBud Reservation in South Dakota, USA

Out of this dire condition a non profit group was started...Little Freddy and Massi Calling Corp. This group has managed, through donations, to supply 15 families in the last eight weeks,with fuel for heat. They supply food, clothes and other things they need to survive. We are asking everyone to dig really deep in their pockets and give!! Give whatever you can even if its just a dollar. A little bit added to another little bit adds up to a lot of help.

Think about what they don't have and then think about what you can give up for a day or out...donuts out...a new hat...bring your lunch to work instead of going to a restaurant. I am sure if you look into your heart you can find something to give to help these people, our original people, and their families. Most of us don't think twice about donating to one of these causes to help in foreign countries. What about here at home? The conditions some of the people that live on reservations are WORSE than the countries you are donating to. Right here in the United States.

David Anthony is one of the people who have dedicated their life to helping these people survive. This is what he has to say:

"We are all created equally, but grew into who we are today.
In most cases, this action is by choice and is influenced by the
wants of what is material. However, we are always in control of
our actions and can alter our lives to make the world a much
better place for us and for others.

Some of us will, but more of us will not.
For those who do, Bless your humble souls, but for those who
choose not to, ask yourselves how much is enough and think
about this: Every year many elderly and children go hungry, even
freeze to death! The constant struggle to raise money for propane
and warm clothing and food, medical supplies, shelter and education
becomes our primary objective.

Please work with us at 'Freddy& Little Massi Calling Corp.' to help
us get these basic life saving items to them, by donation whatever
little you can so that we can keep providing these services as soon
as possible."
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Thank you David for all you do, we also thank Wanbli and Freddy, Creator will bless you for your work. You are real friends of the people that are not in a position to help themselves. Bless also the many members that choose to spend their time and energy to help with the cause.
To donate through Pay Pal:

To donate by check:
Make payable to:
Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp.
mail to: Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp
               92 82 Springfield Blvd.
               Queens Village, NY 11428

They are also taking donations of hand made items and brand new items to sell on their site as a fund raiser to buy the things they need. You can also check out and see if there is something you might be interested in buying as a gift or for yourself. If you are handy and love making items please make some for Little Freddy and Massi.

I am going to pray that this touches your heart and you do what you can as often as you can. Their need is not just a one time need, it is a year-round need. School supplies, medical supplies, lightly use clothing, etc. are also needed

Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts. Please, lets not leave them behind.

You can also join in this way and have some fun while you are at it!!
RoseBud Rez Radio Station
Sunday Rez Drive every Sunday afternoon 1pm Central time. Call in, we would love to hear from you. Guests can call in at: (646) 727-1737 Lets hang out together. Lots of interesting information on this program. Please feel free to listen and call in! Lets speak about it with our international panel of down to earth people. Lots of interesting information on this program. Please feel free to listen and call in! Its about entertainment, issues, meeting new friends and Little Freddy!!

Guest call in number: 646 727 1737 and join in or listen in if you do not have access to a computer.
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Attached to this newsletter you will find a flyer about Little Freddy and Massi. If you get this e-mail I will send out flyers by e-mail to you. Check it out. If you have any questions you can contact them at: or

You can reach me at:

There is a new group site you can join and keep up with what’s happening.
Thank you once again and please, check with us often, we will be waiting.



So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.

Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger) Shawnee Nation1768-1813


Disenrollments are nothing short of tribal terrorism

Rick Cuevas / Guest Commentary

The Sierra Star has done an excellent job in bringing the shameful acts of dissenrollments of members of the Chukchansi Indians to the public. Congratulations to reporter Carmen George for her McClatchy President's Award for her story on Chukchansi tribal member dissenrollments.

Tribal membership is about heritage. It's the corrupt tribal council of Chukchansi, along with those from the Pechanga tribe of Temecula, and Redding that are tossing aside the history of their tribes with a dismissive attitude that should be alarming to the people of California. Pechanga ran ads for expanding gaming, claiming 10,000 years of history; yet quickly shed two families with more historical ties to the land, proven by the tribe's own expert, than one of their sitting council members who has no Pechanga blood.

Tribal governments are using sovereignty as a weapon to beat the weak and helpless, and terrorize them into submission. Our federal and state governments are happy to stay out of the issue by saying that membership is a tribal matter. Fair enough, but what about the government's trust responsibility to Indians to see that tribal constitutions are followed?

Good governance requires fair legal frameworks that are enforced impartially. It also requires full protection of human rights. Impartial enforcement of laws requires an independent judiciary and an impartial and incorruptible police force. That simply is not what is happening on tribal reservations.

On reservations across our state tribes are using fear tactics and yes, terrorism, to keep members in line for fear of losing their land, homes, per capita shares and health benefits. More critical is that they also lose their rights to choose a representative government and to vote on issues that pertain to them. Imagine if the Republicans were able to eliminate 25% of the Democratic vote?

Currently at Pechanga, the tribal council is threatening allottees with fines, banishment and restricted access to their property. One family is taking it upon themselves to try to force another family who was given an allotment with the creation of the reservation, off their land. They're using their family members on the council to issue the threatening letter that is published on Original Pechanga's Blog.

This is not what we voted for when we approved gaming to tribes in our state. This was not what was meant by self-reliance. I urge the readers to stand up for civil and human rights. Bill Cosby stood up and refused to perform at Chukchansi because of these issues. By telling tribes you won't go to their casinos, you can nudge them into acting justly.

Don't let tribes get away with terrorizing their own people into silence. I would advise people to consider not supporting casinos owned by tribes that abuse their people.

-- Rick Cuevas is a terminated member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and writes for Original Pechanga -- The site shines light on civil and human rights abuses to American Indians by casino tribes. Original Pechanga's Blog is visited regularly the Bureau of Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, Senate and tribal officials.


Students from Makah Tribe are finalists in science competition

Friday, March 2, 2012

Students from the Makah Nation in Washington are among 12 finalists for the Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The team from Neah Bay High School and Markishtum Middle School made a documentary about the use of mushrooms to clean up Tatoosh Island, a sacred site. The students' video makes use of the Makah language.

The team already received $70,000 in technology and software for their schools. If they are among five grand prize winners, they will get an additional $100,000.

Public voting for the contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, March 12.


Salazar urges quick work for Cobell trust reform commission

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform met for the first time today and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urged its members to work quickly.

The commission was created by the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Its members will evaluate trust reform efforts at the Interior Department and deliver a report within two years.

However, Salazar said two years is too long to wait. He noted that appeals have already delayed distribution of the settlement, which was approved by Congress in December 2010.

"I'm a little concerned about the time frame," Salazar said this morning in Washington, D.C.

"I frankly don't know what's going to happen in November," he said, referring to the presidential election later this year.

"If we can get it done sooner, then let's get it done sooner," Salazar told members of the commission.

The commission is meeting today and tomorrow. Future meetings are in the works between March and December of this year.

"We know that there's been decades of work in trust reform," observed Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington who serves as chair of the commission.

Sharp said one of her goals for the first meeting is to develop a communications plan to keep Indian

Country informed.


Grandfather Cries
Charles Phillip Whitedog

Grandfather, do you know me?
I am your blood.
The son of your son.
I come to ask you a question Grandfather.

Grandfather, don't you know me?
Can I stop being Indian now?
There are others that want to be Indian,
And if they can start from nothing,
I should be able to stop from something?

Grandfather, don't you know me?
Grandfather, I don't look like you.
I don't know what you know.
It would be easy for me to hide behind my paler skin.
No one would know the pain I feel,
Or see the tears I cry for your Great Grandchildren.

Grandfather, don't you know me?
Grandfather, look what I have done to our world.
Mother Earth is on her knees.
The Snake and Owl rule the day.
I don't understand the language you speak Grandfather.

Grandfather, don't you know me?
Grandfather, I want my Pepsi, Levi's and Porsche too.
I want to go where the others go,
And see the things they see too.
I don't have time to dance in the old way Grandfather.

Grandfather, why are you crying?
Grandfather, why are you crying?
Grandfather, please stop crying.
Grandfather, don't you know me?


Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe needs more land for housing

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"We’ve been reaching out to residents, civic leaders and employers to discuss the need for more housing for families of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. As I and other tribal officers go out and talk about our plans, one question we hear is:

"Why doesn’t the tribe just buy land like anyone else and build homes on it without making it part of the reservation?"

It’s a good question. It’s also one we’re happy to answer because it allows us to share our history and the essence of being a tribal member.

It’s crucial to us for our tribal families to live on land that’s under the jurisdiction of our tribal government. The generations before us endured so much so we can stay together as a people."


BIA agrees to mediate Chukchansi Tribe's leadership dispute

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to mediate a leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California.

Two factions, one led by Morris Reid and the other by Reggie Lewis, clashed violently at tribal headquarters on Tuesday. Both groups vacated the building on Wednesday after Madera County Sheriff John Anderson negotiated a 48-hour cooling off period.

County deputies are now patrolling the headquarters to keep the peace. It's not clear what will happen next but the BIA has "reached out to the parties and we are supporting the tribe's efforts to reach a peaceful resolution," a spokesperson told the Associated Press.

Lewis, who served as chairman, was apparently voted out of office last year. Reid says he will put an end to future disenrollments if he gains control of the tribe.


Big Thunder (Bedagi) - Wabanaki Alonqui

The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe.
The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother.
She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us....


Colville Tribes and state reach settlement for hunting rights

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the state of Washington reached a settlement over hunting and jurisdiction.

The tribe retains hunting and fishing rights on ceded land known as the North Half. Under the agreement, tribal members who are cited for violations of six hunting laws will appear in tribal court instead of state court.

"We’re pleased that the state recognizes Colville Tribal member rights in the North Half, and that as a sovereign nation, we have the authority to enforce our laws here," Chairman Michael Finley said in a press release, The Wenatchee World reported.

The state also agreed to notify the tribe when it investigates hunting cases


"[The Old People] would gather words as they walked a sacred path across the Earth, leaving nothing behind but prayers and offerings." ---- Cleone Thunder, Northern Arapahoe

Whenever we walk on the Earth, we should pay attention to what is going on. Too often our minds are somewhere else, thinking about the past or thinking about the future. When we do this, we are missing important lessons. The Earth is a constant flow of lessons and learnings which also include a constant flow of positive feelings. If we are aware as we walk, we will gather words for our lives, the lessons to help our children; we will gather feelings of interconnectedness and calmness. When we experience this, we should say or think thoughts of gratitude. When we do this, the next person to walk on the sacred path will benefit even more.


Judge won't block construction of road above burial grounds

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A judge in California won't put a stop to a road construction project that tribes say will destroy their burial grounds.

Vista Superior Court Judge Harry Elias said San Diego County hasn't broken any laws by building the two-mile road. However, he urged the county to work with the San Luis Rey Band of LuiseƱo Indians and other tribes who oppose the development.

"Now is the time and opportunity to truly sit down and talk to each other," Elias told the parties, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Ancestral remains and artifacts were found at the site last month.


Viejas Band donates $2500 to treat dog with gunshot wounds

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Viejas Band Kumeyaay Indians donated $2,500 to help care for a dog that was found with gunshot wounds.

The dog was found on the reservation on February 20. It had been shot in the chest.

"This shooting goes against everything Viejas stands for and we will do everything we can to make sure Chance eventually gets to a home where he can know the safety, comfort and love that he deserves," Chairman Anthony R. Pico said in a statement, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Authorities are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting case.


Mining bill opposed by tribes in Wisconsin appears to be dead

Friday, March 2, 2012

A mining bill that was opposed by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and other tribes in Wisconsin appears to be dead for now.

Republicans pushed the bill, which would make it easier for Gogebic Taconite to build a $1.5 billion open pit iron ore mine next to the Bad River Reservation. But one lawmaker remained a holdout and said he couldn't support a measure that eliminates the ability for people to contest the project under state environmental laws.

"My conscience simply won’t allow me to surrender the existing environmental protections without a full and open public debate," Sen. Dale Schultz (R) said at a press conference, the Associated Press reported.

The legislative session ends in two weeks, leaving few chances for a compromise to be reached. At his press conference, Schultz noted that he met with tribal leaders and residents near the proposed mine who voiced concerns about it.


BIA moves forward with Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with its consideration of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project.

The BIA released a draft environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development. The project calls for a facility with about 98,000 square-feet of gaming space and a 300-room hotel.

There's also plans for a parking structure, retail space, a commercial building, a cultural center and a police/fire station, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today.

The tribe is seeking a two-part determination for the casino. In addition to BIA approval, the governor of Washington will have to agree to the project.

Comments on the draft EIS are being accepted until April 16. A public hearing will be held March 23


Mashantucket Tribe makes last of casino per capita payments

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has made final per capita payments to its members, The New London Day reports.

At one point, each tribal member received upwards of $7,500 to $10,000 a month. But when the tribe's gaming revenues took a hit, the tribe decided to end the program.

The tribe had been making "transitional" payments of decreasing value, the paper said. Those payments end today.
Fond du Lac man to confront 'white pride' rally in Minnesota

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ricky Defoe, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, says he and other people will confront a "white pride" rally this Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota.

Defoe, who serves as co-chair of the Duluth American Indian Commission, said he wants the voice of minority people to be heard. He will be joined by other minority leaders at the Duluth Civic Center Plaza, an hour before the Supreme White Alliance is expected to arrive there.

The Indian commission hasn't taken a stance on the rally. Defoe said he is not acting on behalf of the commission.


Agreement with The Five Nations
April 23, 1792

Secretary for the Department of War

George Washington, President of the United States of America, "To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

"Whereas an article has been stipulated with the Five Nations of Indians, by, and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, which article is in the words following, to wit:

"'The President of the United States, by Henry Knox, Secretary for the Department of War, stipulates, in behalf of the United States, the following article, with the Five Nations of Indians, so called, being the Senecas, Oneidas, and the Stockbridge Indians, incorporated with them the Tuscaroras, Cayugas, and Onondagas, to wit: the United States, in order to promote the happiness of the Five Nations of Indians, will cause to be expended, annually, the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars, in purchasing for them clothing, domestic animals, and implements of husbandry, and for encouraging useful artificers to reside in their villages.

"'In behalf of the United States: [L. S.] H. Knox,

Secretary for the Department of War.
Done in the presence of Tobias Lear, Nathan Jones.

"Now, know ye, That I, having seen and considered the said article, do accept, ratify, and confirm the same.

"In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, and signed the same with my hand.

 "Given at the City of Philadelphia, the twenty-third day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and in the sixteenth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States.


"By the President:




Chief Strong
Elder Tony
Elder Wendell Deer With Horns…Health
Elder Tom Flanders…Health and Recovery
Elaine… Grandfather owls and healing
Bob and healing
Bobbie and strength and healing
Sarah, healing, wisdom and strength
Leonard Peltier...spiritual strength and health
Lora Lee…Health , strength and healing

Pray for all that are incarcerated that they find peace and a new way.
Pray for wisdom for our Spiritual Leaders so they can help others find their way

Pray for our troops fighting for our freedom
Pray for UTAN... to keep us strong and always together
Pray for all Clan Mothers and show the right way and to lead with strength and wisdom

All our ancestors and relations

Special prayers for our Elders for sharing their wisdom.

Special prayers for David and Wanbli…the founders of Little Freddy and Massi Calling Corp. and all its members. We thank them for their time and dedication in helping the people.


Ojibwa Prayer

Oh Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to everyone,

Hear me.
I come to you as one of your many children;
I am weak... I am small...I need your wisdom
and your strength.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.

Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
The lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock.
I ask for wisdom and strength,
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye,
So as life fades away as a fading sunset,
My spirit may come to you without shame.



Fried Squash Bread

Yield: 1 batch

1 c Corn meal Water
2 Summer squash, diced             

1/4 c Buttermilk
1 Egg

Cook squash in water until soft; leave 3/4 c. water in pot. Combine other
ingredients with squash and water; mix together. Fry in hot oil until
golden brown.

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Hopi Corn Stew

1 c ground goat meat (or beef)
2 c green corn, cut from cobs
1 sm sweet green pepper, chopped
1 c summer squash, cubed
1 tb whole wheat flour
Salt (to taste)

Fry meat in a little fat (shortening or cooking oil) until brown. Add
rest of ingredients (except flour) and cover with water. Simmer until vegetables are almost tender. Stir 2 tb cooking water with 1 tb whole wheat flour, return to cook pot, simmer five more minutes while stirring. Add blue corn meal dumplings if desired

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Indian Bread

Yield: 1 batch

3 c Flour
1 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 c Molasses
1 3/4 c Cornmeal
2 ts Salt
3 1/3 c Milk

Sift together the dry ingredients. Combine the milk and molasses. Add
the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour
into a well-greased 2-quart steam mold, cover and place on a rack in a
deep kettle that has a close-fitting lid. Pour enough boiling water into
the kettle to come about halfway up the mold. Cover the kettle and steam the mold for 3 hours. Remove the mold from the kettle and let stand 20 minutes. Remove the cover and let stand 10 minutes longer. Loosen the edges with spatula; invert onto plate. Let stand until bread unmolds.

Serve with lots of butter.



You are in trouble

An evil Atheist explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a bloodthirsty group of natives. Upon surveying the situation, he says quietly to himself "Oh God, I'm screwed!!!!!."

There is a ray of light from heaven and a voice booms out: "No, you are NOT screwed. Pick up that stone at your feet and bash in the head of the chief standing in front of you."

So the explorer picks up the stone and proceeds to bash the living heck out of the chief.

As he stands above the lifeless body, breathing heavily and surrounded by 100 natives with a look of shock on their faces, Gods voice booms out again: "Okay ..... NOW you're screwed."

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A guy traveling through the prairies of the USA stopped at a
small town and went to a bar. He stood at the end of the bar,
ordered a drink, and lit up a cigar.

As he sipped his drink, he stood there quietly blowing smoke
rings. After he blew nine or ten smoke rings into the air, an
angry American Indian stomped up to him and said, "One more
remark like that and I'll smash your face in!"

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A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an
Old Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow rain."

The next day it rained.

A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said,
"Tomorrow storm."

The next day there was a hailstorm.

This Indian is incredible," said the director. He told his
secretary to hire the Indian to predict the weather. However,
after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn't
show up for two weeks.

Finally the director sent for him. "I have to shoot a big
scene tomorrow," said the director, "and I'm depending on you.

What will the weather be like?"
The Indian shrugged his shoulders. "Don't know," he said.
"Radio is broken."

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They always ask at the doctor's reception why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing.

There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you, in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.

A 75-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.

The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?'

'There's something wrong with my dong', he replied.

The receptionist became irritated and said, 'You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. '

'Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,' he said.

The Receptionist replied; 'Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something, and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.'

The man replied, 'You shouldn't ask people questions in a roomful of strangers if the answer could embarrass anyone. The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.

The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, 'Yes??' There's something wrong with my ear,' he stated.

The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. 'And what is wrong with your ear,Sir?'

'I can't piss out of it,' he replied.

The waiting room erupted in laughter.

Mess with seniors and you're going to loose.

*****ALWAYS check with your doctor before trying anything new, even herbs.

Glossary Of Medical Properties Of Herbs:

Adaptogens: Herbs that help us adapt to stress by supporting the adrenal glands, the endocrine system, and the whole person.
***Examples are ginseng root, nettle leaf, sarsaparilla, licorice root, and ashwagandha.

Alterative: (Sanskrit: Parivartakas or Rakta Shodhana Karma ) These herbs alter or change a long-standing condition by aiding the elimination of metabolic toxins. Gradually facilitates a beneficial change in the body. Also known as "blood cleansers' in the past, these herbs improve lymphatic circulation, boost immunity, and help clear chronic conditions of the skin. These herbs also heal sores, boils, tumors, cancers; reduces fevers; detoxifies the liver, kills parasites and worms; helps in the treatment of infectious, contagious diseases and epidemics, flu, acne herpes, and venereal disease.
***Examples are: ginseng, aloe, sandalwood, red clover, burdock, bayberry, black pepper, cinnamon, myrrh, and safflower.

Analgesic or anodynes: These herbs reduce or eliminate pain (e.g., digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous system, nerve, muscle, tooth pain, nervous digestion, headaches). Some herbs are strong pain relievers, often working best against pains of specific causes.
***Examples: Camphor, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, echinacea, lavender flower, feverfew herb, cabbage leaves, wintergreen leaf , passionflower herb and flower.

Anthelmintic (Sanskrit: Krumighana karma or krimighna) Herbs that destroys and dispels worms, parasites, fungus, yeast.
***Examples are: Pau d'arco, goldenseal, wormseed, wormwood, ajwan, cayenne, peppers, and pumpkin seeds.

Anodyne: Herbs that relieve pain and reduces the sensitivity of the nerves.
***Examples: Ashok, barberry, cedar, and ginger.

Antacid: Neutralizes the acid produced by the stomach. Helps the stomach lining recuperate to accommodate the healthy gastric acid needed for good digestion. ***Examples are: marshmallow root and leaf, meadowsweet herb, hops flower, and sweet flag.

Antibiotic: Inhibits the growth of germs, bacteria, and harmful microbes.
***Examples: Turmeric and echinacea.

Antidiarrhea: An alterative.
***Examples are: Blackberry, comfrey, gentian, red raspberry, and yellow dock, black pepper, and ginger.

Antiemetic: Prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting.
***Examples are: Cloves, coriander, ginger, and raspberry.

Antipyretic: (Sanskrit- Jwarahara) reduces fever by reducing production of heat at its centers; destroying fever toxins; sweating to increase the loss of heat; drawing out the heat (e.g., cold baths).
***Examples: Amalaki, black pepper, brihati, nirgundi, safflower, sandalwood.

Antiseptic: prevents decay or putrefaction. A substance that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms without necessarily destroying them.
***Examples are: Aloe, Chitrak, gokshura, gudmar, sandalwood, and turmeric.

Antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents involuntary muscle spasm or cramps by strengthening nerves and the nervous system.
***Examples: Camomile, ashwagandha, basil, calamus, guggul, licorice, myrrh, sage, gotu kola, jatamanshi, peppermint, sandalwood, and spearmint.

Aperient.- (Sanskrit- Bhedaniya) A mild or gentle laxative. Also called aperitive. ***Example: Rhubarb.

Appetizer: For stimulating the appetite.
***Examples: Cardamom, coriander.

Aromatic: Herb with a pleasant, fragrant scent and a pungent taste.
***Examples: Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, peppermint, and turmeric.

Astringent: Causes a local contraction of the skin, blood vessels, and other tissues, thereby arresting the discharge of blood, mucus, etc. Usually used locally as a topical application.
***Examples: Amalaki, arjuna, ashok, cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, and yarrow.


Well, I guess that’s it til next month.

Don’t forget to check out Little Freddy’s yahoo group, theres good info there and this is where you will find items for sale to help with the fund raiser.

Don’t forget to turn clocks ‘ahead’, Spring is here!!!!!! Yea!!!! I can’t wait to be sitting outside instead of in here. :>)

Blessings and good wishes for all you need in life. Good health for you and yours

Shiakoda Autumn Wolf Moon Q.