Herbs

Fall’s Best Tea

Source:  Me; cir. 2015 This inspiration arrived when I got my first bulb of fresh, fresh ginger. "Tea" I thought.  ...
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Herbs for Tea’s

Over the past years of living in Europe where rain and moisture have been in abundance, herbs pop up all ...
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Last chance for Fall

We're approaching the last week of September.  The nightly temperature is now dipping below 10 degrees Celsius.  The days are ...
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Herbs in Nature

Look all around you when you are outside, walking in nature.  What I used to think were simple "weeds", I've ...
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Queen Anne’s Lace (wild carrot)

Queen Anne’s Lace (wild carrot): Rich in volatile oils, thus stimulates mucous in respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, stimulates kidneys, and ...
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Peppermint

Peppermint: An old herb typically used for onset of colic in the bowel, stomach ache, gas and cramping. Excellent in ...
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Oregano (wild)

Oregano (wild): Widely used in fever, candida and tinnitus. Contains flavonoids, triterpenoids, vitamins A and C and volatile oils. Treats: ...
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Nettle

Nettle: High in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Helps w/ reduction of mucous on membranes, low blood pressure, kidney function, arthritis, ...
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Mullein

*Mullein: A premier cough and respiratory remedy, contains flavonoids, mucilage, and volatile oils. Draws water into hard places, used for ...
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Mugwort, Wormwood

Mugwort, Wormwood: An herb w/ aromatic bitter which increase digestion, mildly stimulating to the nervous system, reduces tension, increases circulation, ...
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Motherwort

Motherwort: Long standing in treating conditions in women associated w/ hormonal changes, this herb has also been used to aid ...
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Marshmallow.althaea officinalis

Marshmallow. Althaea officinalis.: The roots, leaves and flowers are used as a source of a mucilage that is moistening, soothing ...
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Lungwort.pulmonaria officinalis

*Lungwort.Pulmonaria officinalis: A member of the borage family, and one of the original wildflowers native to European forests. The plant ...
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Linden Flower

Linden Flower: The European linden and the American basswood tree are a l ovely tree which flowers contain Tilia that ...
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Lemon Balm.melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm.melissa officinalis: Has a sour taste with a cooling and sedative properties from the mint family. Fresh tincture of ...
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Hyssop

Hyssop: A bitter, pungent mint generally used as a remedy for fever and bronchial infection. Also used to open pores ...
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Horsetail

Horsetail: Treats: nervous habits, weak hair, ridged and cracked nails, susceptibility to allergies, itching of the mouth, nose, chronic asthma, ...
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Horehound

Horehound: Black Hoarhound/Ballota nigra. Given in the form of tea, it promotes menses, soothes coughs, bronchitis and asthma and acts ...
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Hawthorn

Hawthorn: In 1859 Hawthorn was introduced as a heart tonic. Today, it is still used. Hawthorn has been used to ...
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Goldenrod

Goldenrod: Solidago virga-aurea (European variety) Stimulating/calming effect on wounds that need to be cooled and stimulated for healing. The herb ...
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Elderberry

Elderberry/Flower: Opens all the channels in the body. Flowers used fresh are stimulating diaphoretic, promotes sweat. While the dried flowers ...
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Curly Dock – Yellow Dock Root

Curly Dock/Yellow Dock Root: The leaf is sour, and somewhat astringent. The root is additionally bitter. It’s a cleansing laxative ...
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Cowslip – Schlüsselblümchen

Schlüsselblümchen/Cowslip: Contains flavonoids in flowers and is astringent throughout. Extremely calming to nervous system. Sedative for spasmodic coughing, great for ...
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Comfrey

Comfrey: Member of the borage family, medicinal ingredients include allantoin, alkaloids, mucilage, tannins, sterols, resins, volatile oils, gums, and triterpenes ...
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Coltsfoot

*Coltsfoot: has cool/moist and dry properties. A mucilaginous and astringent. Treats: migraines, obstruction of nose, respiratory infections, sinusitis, sore throat, ...
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Cinnamon

Cinnamon: warm and stimulating. Relieves diarrhea, botulism, staph, e.coli and candida. Treats: hypoglycemia, cold, sinus congestion, flu, bronchitis, asthma, chills, ...
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Cilantro

Cilantro: leaf used as heavy metal detox, plant can strengthen the muscle of the heart and coronary system and corrects ...
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Chamomile

Chamomile: German or Roman type used in holistic medicine. Has a blue oil considered the active ingredient in healing. Has ...
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Catnip (Nepita)

Catnip (Nepita): relaxant with stimulating and cooling properties. Relaxes muscle spasm, opens pores, releases fever. Great for colic in babies/infants ...
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Calendula

Calendula: A warming herb, topical dressing for wounds, sores, burns and infections. Internal usage for swollen glands unresolved infections, lymphatic ...
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Borage

Borage: A cooling herb, helps w/ exhaustion and low spirits. Great for menopausal women who are overworked and totally exhausted ...
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Basil

Basil: Good in colds, flu, acute respiratory conditions, removing mucous from lungs, removes toxins from bloodstream, liver and intestines and ...
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Arnica montana

*Arnica montana: Arnica contains sesquiterpene lactones which are known to reduce inflammation and decrease pain, additionally, the properties in arnica ...
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Anise Seed

Anise Seed: Best known to aid in digestion issues. Cures bloating in stomach and intestines, comforts bowels. Improves a sluggish ...
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Angelica

*Angelica: The root, breaks up concentrated areas of water, phlegm, and blood. Opens lung and skin, Used also in sweat ...
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