Herbs and Botanical Extracts

Find out what herbs and botanical extracts are able to do and use them! Don’t be afraid to try what Mother Earth has to give to us because the herbs are pure energy for ourselves, the herbs purify our physical and psychical body, our spirit.

LICORICE ROOT, GAN CAO

Parts Used: Root. Function: Licorice has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Uses: * Traditionally licorice was used by the Chinese for coughs, sore throats, diabetes, fever, inflammation, tuberculosis and to soothe and coat the digestive and urinary tract. * Currently licorice is used in the treatment of respiratory disorders such as asthma, coughs and bronchitis …

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BILBERRY improves blood flow

Parts Used: Leaves and ripe berries. Function: Bilberry contains bioflavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. Uses: * Traditionally bilberry was used in Northern Europe and North America for conditions such as diarrhea, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and scurvy. * More recently, bilberry has been used for strengthening connective tissue and capillaries, and to improve blood …

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YLANG YLANG

Parts Used: Flower. Function: Uses: Ylang ylang is used for emotional states such as fear, frustration, anger, shock, depression, and anxiety as well as for high blood pressure. Ylang ylang is widely used in cosmetics especially to balance the skins own oil and for perfumes. Guidelines: Ylang ylang is best used in a warm bath …

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WILD YAM

Parts Used: Root. Function: Active constituents of wild yam have antispasmodic and antioxidant properties. Uses: * Traditionally wild yam was used for gastrointestinal problems, morning sickness, coughs and congestion. * More recently it has also been used for high triglycerides, high cholesterol, muscle pain, inflammation, kidney stones, PMS and symptoms of menopause. Guidelines: Use according …

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THYME improve digestion

Parts Used: Leaves. Uses: * Traditionally thyme was used in cooking to improve digestion for those with slow or convalescing digestive systems and to prevent food from going bad. Thyme was also used for infections of worms, respiratory tract infections, mouth infections, for urinary tract and bladder infections, to improve circulation, appetite and brain function. …

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TEA TREE

Parts Used: Leaves. Function: Active constituents in tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Uses: * Traditionally the Australian Aborigines used tea tree leaves for skin infections and cuts. Captain Cook later used the leaves to make tea. * More recently tea tree was used during WW1 as a disinfectant, for acne, athletes foot …

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SAW PALMETTO, SABAL

Parts Used: Berries. Function: Saw palmetto has diuretic and antiseptic properties. Uses: Saw palmetto is used for cystitis, benign prostate enlargement (BPH), coughs, asthma, colds, congestion and poor appetite. Guidelines: 320 mg daily of saw palmetto extract in capsule form is used for BPH, otherwise use according to label instructions. Interactions: Always seek advice from …

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