Balancing & Tonic Milky Oats

Balancing & Tonic Milky Oats

Nourishing, Normalizing, Restorative Oats Most of us are familiar with the fact that oats used for culinary purposes are a healthy food choice. In herbalism oat tops in their milky stage are seen as one of the most nourishing, balancing, tonic herbs available. Those who are experiencing debilitating nervous system exhaustion benefit from this amazing […]

Materia Medica & Herbal Coffee Replacement With Burdock

Materia Medica & Herbal Coffee Replacement With Burdock Root

This month for the Herb of the Month we learn about the herb burdock (Arctium lappa). This is an amazing herb with multiple uses as medicine as well as a history of use as a root vegetable. In this article you will learn about burdock’s demulcent and anti-inflammatory uses, read quotes from herbalist Donnie Yance […]

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Name: Aloe Vera Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Common Names: Aloe, moka, cape, turkey, Aloe Zanzibar Family: Asphodelaceae Parts Used: Leaf, Juice Constituents: Glycoside (anthroquinone, called aloe emodin or aloin), polysaccharides, saponins, essential oil, steroids, enzymes, minerals, cinnamic and salicylic acid, acemannan Actions: Promotes bile, heals wounds, tonic anti-fungal, antibacterial, demulcent, sedative, purgative Energetics: Leaf: bitter, […]

Herb of the Month: Yarrow

Herb of the Month: Yarrow @shatulwellness @jasminejlucero

Name: Yarrow Latin Name: Achillea millefolium Common Names: Soldier’s woundwort, field hops, milfoil, nosebleed, ladies’ mantle, thousand seal Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: Aerial portions Constituents: Volatile oils, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, salicylic acid, coumarins, sequiterpene lactones Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, astringent, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive, tonic, digestive bitter, hemostatic, diaphoretic Contraindications: Allergic to plants in […]

Herb of the Month: Calendula

Herb of The Month: Calendula

Name: Calendula Latin: Calendula officinalis Common Names: Marigold, Pot marigold, Golden Flower of Mary Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: petals, flower head Constituents: Triterpenes, carotenoids, flavonoids, volatile oil, chlorogenic acid, sterol, mucilage, saponins, bitter glycosides, resin, mild estrogenic Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, lymphatic, astringent, emmenagogue, cholagogue, antiseptic, anti-fungal, wound healing, detoxifying Contraindications: Possible allergen for those sensitive to […]

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