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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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Herbal Information Sheet: Dandelion

November 08, 2014

DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Although best known for its general properties as an alterative, Dandelion also possesses virtues of a highly specific nature, though these more definite indications are not well known.  It is indicated when heat descends deeply […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Cleavers

November 08, 2014

CLEAVERS (Galium aparine)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Cleavers has strong affinities to the lymphatics, kidneys, and nervous system.  It assists in the penetration and breakup of fibrous tissue and calcifications in the body for which it is known.  Cleavers has the ability […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Burdock Root

November 08, 2014

BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Burdock Root is bitter, sweet, and oily, and therefore well suited to dry/atrophic conditions where there is a need to increase secretions, tissue feeding, and tissue cleansing.  The bitters stimulate secretion in the digestive […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Bilberry Berry

November 08, 2014

BILBERRY BERRY (Vaccinium myrtillus)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “The flavonoids in Bilberry Berries decrease the fragility and permeability of the capillaries, reducing hemorrhage and increasing blood flow into the periphery and decreasing platelet aggregation.  At the same time the tannins improve tone […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Ashwagandha Root

November 08, 2014

ASHWAGANDHA ROOT (Withania somnifera)   Excerpted from: Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief By David Winston “It is believed that this herb gives its users the stamina and strength of a stallion.  In ayurvedic medicine, this herb is used for prolonging life, stimulating the mind, and enhancing vigor and sexual prowess as well […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Licorice Root

November 02, 2014

LICORICE ROOT (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 11/2/14 CHERYL’S HERBS OFFERS: Licorice Root cut Licorice Root powder Licorice Root liquid extract Licorice Root glycerin extract   Excerpted from: Herbal Tonic Therapies By Daniel B. Mowrey “To the Chinese, there is no other herb that acts on such a grand scale except, perhaps, Ginseng. But the Chinese include Licorice […]

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