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Lymphatic Herbs: Ceanothus, Red Root for Healthy Lymph Function

Warming, slightly spicy red root, Ceanothus americanus, is an outstanding lymphatic herb for those with chronic lymph complaints. Red Root (Ceanothus americanus) Energetics: neutral-warm/dry Therapeutic Actions: alterative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, lymphatic, nervine, tonic My first experience with the…

Urinary Herbs: Gravel Root for Kidney Health & Stone Relief

Gravel root is an herb with a profound affinity for the abdominal organs and is specifically indicated for to address kidney stone complaints. Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum) Energetics: cool/dry Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, diuretic Have you ever had a…

Therapeutic Actions & Health Benefits of Cleavers Herb

Cleavers well known medicinal herb (and sticky garden weed) that offers great benefit for the urinary and lymphatic system. Make a cleavers tincture to address boggy and cystic conditions such as retained water, cystic acne and fibrous breast tissue. Cleavers (Galium…

Urinary Herbs: Uva-Ursi for Good Bladder Health & Relief

Uva-ursi, sometimes called bearberry, is an outstanding tonifying and antiseptic herb with benefits for urinary and renal health. Uva-ursi: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Herbal Energetics: cool/dry. Bitter Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic Folks, it is time we get familiar with our kidneys and…

Digestive Herbs: Flaxseed & Fiber Rich “Truffles”

Flaxseed is full of valuable fiber & medicinal benefits for a healthy body. Flaxseed & date “truffles” offer a delicious way to grab fiber “on the go”! Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Energetics: cool; moist Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, laxative, mucilage, phytoestrogen Here comes the…

Digestive Herbs: Protective Milk Thistle & Liver-Loving Chai

Milk thistle is a gently protective, liver loving herb. Added to a warming blend of chai spices & burdock root, it creates a delicious medicinal beverage. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Energetics: neutral Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cholagogue, demulcent, galactagogue, heptatoprotective,…

Digestive Herbs: Warming Ginger & Crystallized Candies

Ginger is a spicy, pungent herb that warms and soothes, ideal for motion sickness & nausea. These crystallized ginger candies make sweet medicine. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Energetics: hot; dry (dried herb), neutral (fresh herb) Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiemetic, carminative,…

Digestive Herbs: Soothing Meadowsweet & Heartburn Relief Tea

Meadowsweet, Queen of the Meadow, is a fabled herb that offers extraordinary digestive support, as well as pain and fever reducing benefits. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria; formerly known as Spiraea alba or ulmaria) Energetics: cool, dry; bitter (leaf), sweet (flower) Therapeutic…

Digestive Herbs: Myrrh for Oral Health & Herbal Mouthwash

Myrrh offers anti-microbial & anti-inflammatory properties making it excellent for supporting oral health, in turn supporting digestive & total health. Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) Energetic: warm, dry; stimulating, bitter Therapeutic Actions: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, emmenagogue,…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Yarrow for Bleeding & Flow Control

Yarrow is an incredible medicinal herb, possessing great benefit to the cardiovascular system by way of addressing bleeding & other blood-related concerns. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Energetics: dry, cool; stimulating, bitter Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, astringent, antispasmodic, antimicrobial (bacteriostatic – Wood), diaphoretic,…

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