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Passionflower Energetics and Uses

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article How would you describe Passionflower? With its glorious, layered, large flowers and almost weedy, vining habit, it's clearly an herb for those who's energies are a little top-heavy, so to speak. Native Medicine People of…

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Lobelia Inflata Energetics and Use

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Modern herbalists often reach for Lobelia inflata to help reduce and control pain, particularly the kind of pain that's torturous, as if the body is writhing or twisting with the intensity of it. One of…

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Mentha Spicata

Spearmint Energetics: Cool, Gentle, Predictable Medicine

Most of us have encountered Spearmint almost daily for much of our lives...in our toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, and any number of candies and minty treats. There's a really good reason for that; Spearmint is a solid, predictable, gentle medicine that's been cooling and stimulating humanity for centuries. Spearmint for Colds, Flus, and Respiratory Ills Today, as it was used centuries ago, Spearmint is often one of the first go-to herbs Moms reach for at the first signs of a sniffle. Science tells us that Spearmint is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, so it can help us fight off cold and flu germs. Energetically, Spearmint helps to cool and open the respiratory system - so it helps release and drain the stuiffiness from our sinuses and open up our bronchial passages.
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Licorice Root Properties, Energetics, and Uses

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Licorice Root, the catch-all name for several of the Glycyrrhiza species, has been used by traditional healers for centuries. Traditional Chinese Herbalists, Ayurvedic practitioners, and Traditional Western Herbalists today all agree that the overall properties for this family are mildly cooling and moistening with the danger of driving the body into a too-moist state if not used appropriately.
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