Herbs Archive

  • Reishi mushroom – although not technically an “herb”, we use that term loosely in herbal medicine, reishi is certainly a fantastic medicinal mushroom that I use regularly to support a […]

    Reishi mushroom

    Reishi mushroom – although not technically an “herb”, we use that term loosely in herbal medicine, reishi is certainly a fantastic medicinal mushroom that I use regularly to support a […]

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  • Rhodiola rosea is a plant used for its health-giving properties.  The root is harvested from this low-growing perennial plant that grows throughout the northern hemisphere in high elevations in Asia, […]

    Rhodiola

    Rhodiola rosea is a plant used for its health-giving properties.  The root is harvested from this low-growing perennial plant that grows throughout the northern hemisphere in high elevations in Asia, […]

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  • Turmeric root – A medicinal and culinary plant that comes to us from Southeast Asia, its Latin name is Curcuma longa and it is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, […]

    Turmeric root

    Turmeric root – A medicinal and culinary plant that comes to us from Southeast Asia, its Latin name is Curcuma longa and it is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, […]

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  • Inflammation is a word that we are all familiar with, and most of us have some associations in our own experience that we picture when this word is uttered. For […]

    Inflammation & Herbal Anti-inflammatories

    Inflammation is a word that we are all familiar with, and most of us have some associations in our own experience that we picture when this word is uttered. For […]

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  • The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, produces abundant flowers (white or pink) that later create red berries.  Crataegus oxycantha […]

    Hawthorn berry, leaf, & flower

    The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, produces abundant flowers (white or pink) that later create red berries.  Crataegus oxycantha […]

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  • The vine of passionflower is used for its sedative, antispasmodic, and muscle-relaxing properties.  Passionflower is often used in tea blends, tinctures, or capsules for anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, heart palpitations […]

    Passionflower herb

    The vine of passionflower is used for its sedative, antispasmodic, and muscle-relaxing properties.  Passionflower is often used in tea blends, tinctures, or capsules for anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, heart palpitations […]

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  • The dried bark of the Wild Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is used medicinally, and is best known for its ability to sedate the cough reflex.  Found in herbal cough syrups […]

    Cherry bark (Wild Cherry bark)

    The dried bark of the Wild Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is used medicinally, and is best known for its ability to sedate the cough reflex.  Found in herbal cough syrups […]

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  • This herb is probably one of the most familiar to people based on its name alone, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.  It’s fame is due to […]

    St. John’s wort

    This herb is probably one of the most familiar to people based on its name alone, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.  It’s fame is due to […]

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  • This is a blend of herbs compiled to help ease the symptoms of colds and flu, while helping to boost the immune system.  Drink when you feel you are “catching” […]

    Cold-n-Flu Away Tea

    This is a blend of herbs compiled to help ease the symptoms of colds and flu, while helping to boost the immune system.  Drink when you feel you are “catching” […]

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  • The upper parts of this creeping, low-growing green plant in the Apiaceae (Carrot/Umbel) family are used as medicine.  The leaves are   simple, ovate, and a medium green and can be […]

    Gotu kola

    The upper parts of this creeping, low-growing green plant in the Apiaceae (Carrot/Umbel) family are used as medicine.  The leaves are   simple, ovate, and a medium green and can be […]

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