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Herbal Information Sheet: Eleuthero

February 26, 2018

ELEUTHERO (Eleutherococcus senticosus)                                                                                           2/6/18 Excerpted from: Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism By Donald R. Yance   “Eleuthero is the most well-known, well-researched, and well-suited adaptogen in the world. Often referred to as the ‘king’ adaptogen, there are more published scientific studies on Eleuthero than on any other herb. It blends well with other herbs, […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Lobelia

February 22, 2018

LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)                                             Excerpted from:  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants as Medicines By Matthew Wood   “Herbs are so darn peculiar!  I have long enjoyed the homeopathic model. By placing the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

February 22, 2018

BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Mullein

January 08, 2015

MULLEIN (Verbascum thapsus) 1/3/15   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood   “The infusion of Mullein Leaf releases a salty mucilage. Thus, it is used as an emollient to bring water into hardened, closed places. It draws water into dried out tissues. This activity causes […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Ginseng

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard     Common Name Ginseng   Latin Binomial Panax quinquefolium (American) Panax ginseng (Asian)   Family Araliaceae   Other Common Names True Ginseng, Five Fingers, Tartar Root, Red Berry, Man’s Health, Ren Shen, Man Root, Finger Root   Parts Used Root   Uses Ginseng is taken to improve stamina and concentration, for […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Yarrow

November 08, 2014

YARROW (Achillea millifolium)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition.  It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’  Through numerous devices – clotting, unclotting, neurovascular control, flavonoids, etc. – it regulates the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Sweet Violet

November 08, 2014

SWEET VIOLET (Viola odorata)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “The leaves and flowers together are used; they have a sweet, slightly mucilaginous, slightly salty taste and cool impression.  “Violet is suited to cases where the mucosa is dry, when expectoration needs to be […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Scullcap

November 08, 2014

SKULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood “Skullcap is ‘a sure treatment for almost any nervous system malfunction of a mild or chronic nature, from insomnia to fear to nervous or sick headaches, and as a basic palliative-restorative when pasturing out from […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Red Clover Blossom

November 08, 2014

RED CLOVER BLOSSOM (Trifolium pratense)   Excerpted from: New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way By Susun Weed  “Red Clover is everything you thought soy would be, with none of soy’s drawbacks.  Instead of leaching minerals from the bones, Red Clover contributes generously to bone health.  Instead of disturbing the thyroid, Red Clover helps normalize […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Nettle, Leaf, Root, & Seed

November 08, 2014

NETTLE LEAF, ROOT, AND SEED (Urtica dioica)                                                                                                                     Excerpted from: Healing Wise By Susun Weed  NETTLE LEAF  “Nettle leaves are gentle enough for an everyday nourishing brew and powerful enough to heal damaged tissue.  Kidneys, lungs, intestines, and arteries are tonified, strengthened, and gradually altered toward optimum functioning with consistent use of Nettle, freshly cooked […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Maca Root

November 08, 2014

MACA ROOT (Lepidium meyenii)   Excerpted from: The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs By Leslie Taylor “In Peruvian herbal medicine today, Maca is reported to be used as an immunostimulant; for anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, stomach cancer, sterility (and other reproductive and sexual disorders); and to enhance memory. The nutritional value of dried […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Hawthorn Berry

November 08, 2014

HAWTHORN BERRY (Crataegus oxyacantha)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood “Hawthorn has been shown to lower unhealthy cholesterol and high blood pressure.  It apparently does this by improving the deposition of lipids in the walls of the capillaries and in the red blood cells […]

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