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March 28-2010 Workshop HerbsPlus Windsor Ontario


  • Egg Shell Calcium
  • Making a Cream or Lotion
  • Seed Milk


Egg Shell Calcium


“”””Make your own Egg Shell Calcium—you will need citric acid- (malic acid– optional )–egg shells—essential oil of either orange or peppermint—gelatin—xylitol Reverse osmosis or distilled water—xanthium gum –Comfrey root extract ( optional )””””

Rinse out the egg shells thoroughly in water or give the shells an acid bath to remove the inner shell of egg

Take your egg shells and put into a toaster oven ( or regular oven ) set the heat to about 200 fahr ( 100 cel) for about 15 minutes—then take out and put into blender and powder—add 1 tsp of citric acid—1 tsp of gelatin —1/4 tsp of xanthium gum— ¼ cup of water ( you can add more if you like it thinner or less you determine how you want it —add 1 tsp of xylitol—and add 1-2 drops of either the essential oil of orange or peppermint—and add 1 0unce of comfrey extract ( the last one is optional )

Special Note —if you want to make it with magnesium then add ½ of magnesium oxide to the proportion of calcium ( egg shells that are powdered ) this will give you a 2:1 ratio as you would normally use to absorb the calcium more effectively) DO NOT ADD VITAMIN D— Vitamin D and Magnesium have a negating effect with each other—take your Vitamin D separate and at separate times


Use 1 tsp before bed at night—refrigerate the mix will cause it to become hard so leave out on counter or in cabinet

Never take calcium with anything ( supplements —pharmaceuticals—food ) this will impede absorption and block digestion—as well wait 2 hours before consuming anything supplement or pharmaceutical


Eggshell calcium in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Rovenský J, Stancíková M, Masaryk P, Svík K, Istok R.

National Institute of Rheumatic Diseases, Piestany, Slovak Republic.

In this paper the most significant biological and clinical aspects of a biopreparation made of chicken eggshells are reviewed. Eggshell powder is a natural source of calcium and other elements (e.g. strontium and fluorine) which may have a positive effect on bone metabolism. Experimental and clinical studies performed to date have shown a number of positive properties of eggshell powder, such as antirachitic effects in rats and humans. A positive effect was observed on bone density in animal models of postmenopausal osteoporosis in ovariectomized female rats. In vitro eggshell powder stimulates chondrocyte differentiation and cartilage growth. Clinical studies in postmenopausal women and women with senile osteoporosis showed that eggshell powder reduces pain and osteoresorption and increases mobility and bone density or arrests its loss. The bioavailability of calcium from this source, as tested in piglets, was similar or better than that of food grade purified calcium carbonate. Clinical and experimental studies showed that eggshell powder has positive effects on bone and cartilage and that it is suitable in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

PMID: 15018022 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


[Hen’s eggshell calcium.]
Masuda Y.-R&D Division, Q.P. Corporation, Japan.

In Japan, insufficient calcium (Ca) intake is serious problem for health which may be associated with the high prevalence of osteoporosis among the aged. The intake of most nutrients has been sufficient, however, the Ca intake has never been sufficient. Eggshell Ca has as much as 38% of Ca and low phosphorus content. Eggshell Ca was more soluble than Ca carbonate and was as much as milk products. Eggshell Ca has been shown to exhibit higher absorptivity and availability than Ca carbonate. Furthermore, it has been reported that eggshell Ca is more effective in increasing bone mineral density in ovariectomized osteoporotic rats. These results suggest that eggshell Ca could be beneficial for bone and we propose Ca fortified foods which contain eggshell Ca as a nutraceutical.

PMID: 15632478 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


The health benefits of calcium citrate malate: a review of the supporting science.
Reinwald S, Weaver CM, Kester JJ.

Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

There has been considerable investigation into the health benefits of calcium citrate malate (CCM) since it was first patented in the late 1980s. This chapter is a comprehensive summary of the supporting science and available evidence on the bioavailability and health benefits of consuming CCM. It highlights the important roles that CCM can play during various life stages. CCM has been shown to facilitate calcium retention and bone accrual in children and adolescents. In adults, it effectively promotes the consolidation and maintenance of bone mass. In conjunction with vitamin D, CCM also decreases bone fracture risk in the elderly, slows the rate of bone loss in old age, and is of benefit to the health and well-being of postmenopausal women. CCM is exceptional in that it confers many unique benefits that go beyond bone health. Unlike other calcium sources that necessitate supplementation be in conjunction with a meal to ensure an appreciable benefit is derived, CCM can be consumed with or without food and delivers a significant nutritional benefit to individuals of all ages. The chemistry of CCM makes it a particularly beneficial calcium source for individuals with hypochlorydia or achlorydia, which generally includes the elderly and those on medications that decrease gastric acid secretion. CCM is also recognized as a calcium source that does not increase the risk of kidney stones, and in fact it protects against stone-forming potential. The versatile nature of CCM makes it a convenient and practical calcium salt for use in moist foods and beverages. The major factor that may preclude selection of CCM as a preferred calcium source is the higher cost compared to other sources of calcium commonly used for fortification (e.g., calcium carbonate and tricalcium phosphate). However, formation of CCM directly within beverages or other fluid foods and/or preparations, and the addition of a concentrated CCM solution or slurry, are relatively cost-effective methods by which CCM can be incorporated into finished food and beverage products.

PMID: 18291308 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Making a Cream or Lotion

Things you will need—Fat of choice—oil—Citric acid—Essential oils—water—alcohol ( vodka—gin—rum—or anything that pleases the senses that is clear ( the coloured alcohols may have contaminants that we would like to avoid )—Bees Wax what you will do is get a glass jar—and add your fat in here ( coconut oil—shea—palm—cocoa—butter) 3 tablespoon ( you can go more or less depending on your amount you are wanting) add 2 ounces of oil ( avocado—olive—almond—apricot—sunflower—sesame seed oil are a few you can use )and place in the pot of water—turn on the stove and allow the pot with water to boil as it boils add slices of bees wax to the glass jar of oil—start out with a tablespoon this will mix with the oil that is already there add 4-8 drops of the essential oil of choice ( we will be using lavender and rosewood) while this is heating take a glass container and add 2 tablespoon of water and add ½ tsp of citric acid and mix well till everything is dissolved—put contents in blender and add another 4-8 drops of the same essential oils—add ½ ounce of alcohol to this as well ( you will need this so that the fat or cream or lotion can penetrate the skin ) or take a tincture or alcohol extract of any floral you have made ( jasmine –marigold—chamomile –st johns wort ( to name a few )–when the oil and bees wax is fused and it is all liquid put this in the blender while it is hot—then as it is in the blender proceed to blend at high speed—due this til either everything is completely fused –observe the density—if it is the way you want it then pour into a GLASS container  ( do not use plastics at all –If this solution is hot and you put it in a plastic container the hot oil will absorb the toxins in the plastic and the xenoestrogen which are cancer causing so use GLASS!!!)

if it is not thick enough while the solution is hot use some more wax and added to the blending so it will thicken this or if you want it thinner just add more oil—eyeball this so you can see how you want it—remember that when this cools this will thicken so don’t over do it either way—


Essential oils suggestion and uses-

Lavender—soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent

Juniper–astringent, skin detoxifier, deodorant, soothing agent

Geranium–skin refresher, astringent ( anti MRSA )

Cinnamon–strong antiseptic, it has a cleansing effect.– skin conditioner, deodorant
Cypress–antiseptic, astringent, deodorant,

FFAll Essential Oils are high In antioxidant and Anti Aging effects cellularly




Seed Milk


You will need seeds or nuts of choice—1-2 tablespoon of favourite nut or seed(s) if you want to make a combo–allow to soak over night and next day add all of the components –water and seed in blender—you will need ¼ tsp of xanthium gum—and honey or maple syrup or xylitol ( you may not need these at all —it will be a preference to use or not to use ) start the blending and once it gets to a purred or smooth paste then add your water to it slowly—if you want to add your sweetener you can as well—it will be up to you—keep adding the water til you reach the top—allow for expansion so do not over fill the blender

Allow to blend at high speed for about 5 minutes

When done BOTTLE IN GLASS- this is all enzyme active ( live, living food)

Use this in any form you see fit —as a milk beverage—add whey to this and make a protein shake—add it to your honey mixes—add it to your cocoa making recipes—this is but one variation—you can add cocoa to this to make a cocoa seed milk—you can add 1 drop of an essential oil with this like orange or ginger—peppermint—you can add coconut milk or cream to increase fat and make it more smoother


Nutritional Value of some Nuts and Seeds—

Almond (mg of Substance per 100 grams)

Aldehydes: Benzaldehyde

Amino Acids: 20,000—Alanine— Aspartic Acid—Arginine

Carbohydrates: 20,000—

Enzymes: Beta-Glucosidase

Fatty Acids: 52,000—Stearic Acid-2,600 Linoleic Acid-8,840

Oleic Acid–40,560 Alpha-Linolenic Acid–400

Glucosides: Laetrile

Minerals: Magnesium 270 Manganese 2 Boron Potassium-732

Copper 1 Iron-4 Phosphorus 520 Calcium-234

Zinc 3

Organic Acids: Oxalic Acid Prussic Acid

Quinones: Coenzyme Q9 -0.63 Coenzyme Q10–1.4

Vitamins: Vitamin B1-0.2 Vitamin B2-0.8 Vitamin B5–0.5 Vitamin B6–0.1

Vitamin B3 Vitamin E


Walnut (mg of Substance per 100 grams)

Amino Acids: 15,230 Tryptophan- 170 Threonine–596 Isoleucine–625

Leucine–1,170 Lysine—424 Methionine–236 Cysteine—208 Phenylalanine—711 Tyrosine–406

Carbohydrates: 13,710

Fatty Acids: 62,235 Sterols–72 Cholesterol–NIL

Phytosterols–72 Saturated–6,126 Palmitic Acid–4,404 Stearic Acid–1,659

Unsaturated–56,109 Monounsaturated–8,933

Oleic Acid–8,799 – Gadoleic Acid-134 Omega-6–38,095 Linoleic Acid-8,095

Omega-3–9,081 Alpha-Linolenic Acid–9,081

Minerals: 1,780—Iron-2.91 Magnesium–158 Potassium—441 Calcium-104 Copper–1.4 Manganese –3.414

Phosphorus–346 Zinc–2.7 Selenium–0.0046 Sodium–2.0 Zinc–3.09 Copper–1.586

Quinones: Coenzyme Q10–1.9

Vitamins: Vitamin C–1.3 Vitamin B1–0.341 Vitamin B2–0.15 Vitamin B6–0.537 Vitamin B3-1.909 Vitamin B5–0.57 Folic Acid–0.098 Vitamin E–2.942


Hazel Nut (mg of Substance per 100 grams)


Amino Acids: 13,000

Carbohydrates: 15,000

Lipids: 63,000

Minerals: Boron Zinc–2.4 Manganese—2 Calcium–188

Magnesium—285 Phosphorus–312

Copper–1.5 Iron– 3.3 Potassium–445

Quinones: Coenzyme Q10–1.7

Vitamins: Biotin Vitamin C—1 Vitamin B2–0.1 Vitamin B3–1.1

Vitamin B5–1.1 Vitamin B1

Vitamin B6–0.6 Vitamin E