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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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Red Sage Classical Chinese Formulas

November 17, 2014

CLASSICAL CHINESE HERBAL FORMULAS Are Now Available at Cheryl's Herbs We are pleased to announce the availability of these custom made tinctures. The need for such products is evident due to shortcomings in quality and concentration of patent formulas from China. Red Sage's exclusive, highly effective Classical Chinese Herbal Formulas are based on thousands of […]

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Herbs for Epilepsy

November 12, 2014

Question: What vitamins or herbs do you recommend for Epilepsy? I’ve been on Dilantin for over 15 years and I still have occasional seizures. Answer: There is not a great amount of information about this topic in herb books. I did find the same small group of herbs mentioned in several books. In some ways […]

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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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Essential Oil Profile: Angelica Root

November 10, 2014

by Jeffrey S. Hoard Common Name: Angelica Latin Binomial: Angelica archangelica L. Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Other Common Names: Angel’s Herb, Root of the Holy Spirit, Garden Angelica,Archangelica officinalis Part Used: Root (An oil is also distilled from the seed – see below.) Production Method: Steam Distillation Countries of Origin: Angelica archangelica is considered to be […]

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Turmeric: A superior herb hiding beneath media hype

November 10, 2014

by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. C.H.     Turmeric rhizome, Curcuma longa, or jiang huang has been enjoying the limelight in recent months.  It was the herb-du-jour, in the wake of the Vioxx scandal, along with a bit of research funding and an urban myth that Indian women never contract breast cancer.  Media scrutiny […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy

November 10, 2014

by   Laurel Redmon     Aromatherapy is one of the most exciting and burgeoning modes of herbalism today. It strikes me as a truly global discipline, different parts of the world contributing varied uses and methods of application for essential oils.   Arriving at the study of aromatherapy by way of herbalism, I have […]

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Strategies for Supporting the Immune System

November 10, 2014

by Ingrid Petres   We encounter harmful germs and bacteria on a daily basis. It’s important, as the cold and flu season is upon us, to understand how we can boost our immune systems in order to prevent becoming sick.  General lifestyle changes to help maintain a healthy immune system: Wash your hands frequently Buy a […]

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Strategies for Respiratory Health During Cold and Flu Season

November 10, 2014

by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. Ac.,C.H   Flu shots may afford many a sense of security this time of year.  Those with a mind toward holistic and preventive health, however, can easily see that many more genuine and effective measures can be taken to protect ourselves, families and loved ones.   Frankly, herbal remedies […]

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Actions and Energetics of Some Common North American Trees

November 10, 2014

by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. Ac.,C.H Trees, Earth’s largest plants, embody the wood element. Humans and trees have co-evolved to a degree that our lives seem unfathomable without their wealth of resources. Symbolically, trees have represented longevity, wisdom, fertility, and a strength that can yield without breaking. These universal themes apply to the elemental […]

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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: 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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