Herbal Information Sheet: Scullcap

April 13, 2020

SKULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood “Skullcap is ‘a sure treatment for almost any nervous system malfunction of a mild or chronic nature, from insomnia to fear to nervous or sick headaches, and as a basic palliative-restorative when pasturing out from

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Herbal Information Sheet: Sweet Violet

April 13, 2020

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: 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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HERBAL INFORMATION SHEET: YARROW FLOWER

November 08, 2014

YARROW (Achillea millifolium)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition.  It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’  Through numerous devices – clotting, unclotting, neurovascular control, flavonoids, etc. – it regulates the […]

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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 LEAF AND ROOT

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: 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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