Two Calhoun High School classes learned about herb and natural medicine from Dr. June Turner of Glenville.

Students were also able to locate many of the healing herbs outside the school building. Some of the common types located in the flower beds included ground ivy, which helps treat lung, asthma, jaundice, kidney and cancer problems, and is known to be a blood purifier.

Dandelion was also growing nearby. It is considered a natural antibiotic used for healing the liver, kidneys, bladder, promotes formation of bile in the gall bladder and removes poisons, relieves constipation, fever, insomnia and hypoglycemia.

Turner said white clover is used to treat colds, coughs, fevers, rheumatism, cancer and gout.

Dr. Turner talked about acupuncture and reflexology. She also demonstrated that by looking at a person's eyes, tongue, earlobes, palms of their hands and the soles of their feet, it was possible to determine health problems.

Dr. Turner also demonstrated reflexology and body massage to correct problems.

Courtesy of Calhoun High School