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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: Bilberry Berry

April 13, 2020

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: 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

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: Dandelion

April 13, 2020

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: Eleuthero

April 13, 2020

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: 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: Hawthorn Berry

April 13, 2020

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: Licorice Root

April 13, 2020

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: 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: Maca Root

April 13, 2020

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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