Herbal Information Sheet: Eleuthero

Felicia Broeker

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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, […]

Red Sage Classical Chinese Formulas

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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 […]

Herbs for Epilepsy

Felicia Broeker

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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 […]

Herbal Information Sheet: Ginseng

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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 […]

Essential Oil Profile: Angelica Root

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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 […]

Turmeric: A superior herb hiding beneath media hype

Felicia Broeker

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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 […]