HERBAL INFORMATION SHEET: LICORICE ROOT

April 28, 2021

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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HERBAL INFORMATION SHEET: YERBA MATE LEAF

March 18, 2021

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HERBAL INFORMATION SHEET: ASTRAGALUS ROOT

March 11, 2021

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HERBAL INFORMATION SHEET: ASHWAGANDHA ROOT

April 13, 2020

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: BACOPA

April 13, 2020

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: Burdock Root

April 13, 2020

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: CLEAVERS HERB

April 13, 2020

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: Ginseng

April 13, 2020

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: Lobelia

April 13, 2020

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: Mullein

April 13, 2020

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: NETTLE LEAF, ROOT, AND SEED

April 13, 2020

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: Red Clover Blossom

April 13, 2020

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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