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Western Herbs Q4

western herbs

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Infusion herbal preparation by boiling water over plant matter (flowers, leaves, aerial parts) then steeped covered minimum 20 min.
Decoction herbal preparation by simmering stems, bark or roots for more than ½ hr.
Mother Tincture 1:10 weight to volume extraction of fresh whole plant.
Nervine agents that are therapeutically sedative to the nervous system.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Licorice (Gan Cao)
Mentha Piperita Peppermint (Bo He)
Zingiber Officinal Ginger
Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove
Ocimum Sanctum Holy Basil or Tulsi
Stevis Rebaudiana Stevia
Nepita Cataria Catnip
Verbena Officinalis Vervain
Solidago Goldenrod
Althaea Officinalis Marshmallow Root
Momordica Charantia, Karela Bitter Melon
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, corticosteroids therapy -or- withdrawal, chronic gastritis (DGL = Good for St), CFS, hypotension, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, good tasting, can cause hypertension with long-term use.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) spasmolytic, carminative, anti-emetic, IBS (enteric coated = better to prevent acid reflux)
Zingiber Officinal (Ginger) carminative, anti-emetic, nausea and emesis (treatment & prophylaxis)
Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil / Tulsi) adaptogen, antidepressant
Stevis Rebaudiana (Stevia) 200-300x’s sweeter than common sugar, natural sweetner, anticariogenic(prevents tooth cavities)
Nepita Cataria (Catnip) Nada protocol tea, carminative
Verbena Officinalis (Vervain) excellent nervine
Solidago (Goldenrod) anti-bacterial, acute, chronic nephritis w/ albuminuria or hematuria
Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow Root) bronchitis (dry), digestive upsets, good tastes, Parts used: root
Momordica Charantia, Karela (Bitter Melon) diabetes, psoriasis, CI: hyperglycemia
Stevis Rebaudiana Stevia
Nepita Cataria Catnip
Verbena Officinalis Vervain
Solidago Goldenrod
Althaea Officinalis Marshmallow Root
Momordica Charantia, Karela Bitter Melon
Created by: Strdust82 on 2009-04-29



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