Astragalus; Adaptogen Herb for Stress and Balance

What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors. One of my favorite adaptogens is astragalus. Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus) Astragalus is an adaptogenic herb often used in … Continue reading Astragalus; Adaptogen Herb for Stress and Balance

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Summer Herbals: Estafiate

Artemisia ludoviciana - Estafiate Other names: Western Mugwort, Western Wormwood, Louisiana Sagewort, Prairie Sagewort, Mountain Sage, Simonillo, Itzauhyatl (Nahuatl) Origin: Native throughout the entire western US Energetics: Warm & Dry. Bitter, Pungent, slightly Astringent. Vital stimulant, Tonic Relaxant Properties: Digestive, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Aromatic Bitter, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Decongestant, Sedative, Nervine, Hepatic, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Emmenagogue, Anodyne, Anthelmintic, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Anti-fungal, … Continue reading Summer Herbals: Estafiate

Herb Guide: Chamomile

German Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla Roman Chamomile - Anthemis nobilis The chamomile herb is another well-known plant, used in making effective herbal remedies for the treatment of a variety of illnesses. The herb has a great relaxant action on the nervous system and the digestive system. The herbal remedies made from this plant are considered … Continue reading Herb Guide: Chamomile

Plant Profile: Red Clover {Trifolium pratense}

Family: Fabaceae This all-around wellness herb and blood purifier is a key ingredient in herbal blends popularized during the early 1900's and used in cancer treatment, including Essiac, Dr. Christopher's Red Clover Combination, and the Hoxsey formula. Red clover has been an Old World symbol for luck and abundance since ancient times. And when it … Continue reading Plant Profile: Red Clover {Trifolium pratense}

Plant Profile: White Clover {Trifolium repens}

Also, Known As: Dutch Clover White Clover White clover (botanical name Trifolium repens) is a clover species that is indigenous to Europe, West Asia and Northern regions of Africa. Extensively introduced across the globe, this species is cultivated in the form of a pasture crop and is currently even common in the grassland regions of … Continue reading Plant Profile: White Clover {Trifolium repens}

Those Medicinal Weeds: Plantain {Plantago major}

Also, Known As: Plantain Ribwort Snakeweed When we talk about plantain, normally the image of a banana plantation conjures up in our mind. But the common plantain is a small wild plant with leaves that grow mostly from the plant's bottom. It is found growing naturally in the lawns, gardens, backyards and along the roads throughout America. The … Continue reading Those Medicinal Weeds: Plantain {Plantago major}

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

Ocimum basilicum Also, Known As: Arjaka Basil Common Basil French Basil Garden Basil Luole Royal Herb St. Josephwort Sweet Basil Tulsi The plant known as the basil is an annual herb, which is cultivated worldwide as a flavoring herb in many cuisines. The basil comes in many different varieties, each with its own unique chemical … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

The Best Teas for IBS.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome can include changing diet, reducing stress, and taking medication. Can certain herbs and herbal teas also help relieve symptoms? Tea for IBS symptoms There are many types of tea that may be beneficial for easing the symptoms of IBS. These include: Peppermint Peppermint tea may help with the symptoms of IBS. … Continue reading The Best Teas for IBS.

Ginger 101 – Traditional Medicinals – Wellness teas

Ginger rhizome has also been a staple in both Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, traditional practices that are thousands of years old. Source: Ginger 101 - Traditional Medicinals - Wellness teas Ginger’s warm, pungent and peppery bite is an international hit. The ginger rhizome is featured in Indian cuisine as spicy masala chai, in Japan as pickled … Continue reading Ginger 101 – Traditional Medicinals – Wellness teas

Nighty Night® – Traditional Medicinals

Source: Nighty Night® - Traditional Medicinals Personality Peaceful, soft and sleepy. Herbal Power Helps you relax and get a good night’s sleep.* Reason to Love Passionflower. We love it both for its wildly intense beauty and for its ability to calm and soothe your nervous system and help relieve occasional sleeplessness.* When the Spanish missionaries … Continue reading Nighty Night® – Traditional Medicinals