Tag: Herbal Encyclopedia

Angelica: Blood and Women’s Medicine

Angelica is like a giant Fairy Parasol, towering over the diminutive plants like bluebells, foxglove, and columbines. With it's dainty white flowerettes arranged in broad, airy umbels and it's pinnate, deeply toothed leaves on stems reaching high enough to potentially shade the average woman, Angelica of all types holds a stately and Divine presence in [...]

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Balm of Gilead Tree: Finding and Using Cottonwood and Poplar Tree Medicine

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article…Balm of Gilead is made from the sweet, sticky, resinous spring buds from the Cottonwood or Poplar tree in North America and many other temperate to colder climates. The resinous sap is filled with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and warming constituents or energy that feeds the young leaves as they develop, protecting them from disease and giving them the nutrition and energy they need to become the tree’s powerhouse through summer.

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Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV as Food and Herbal Remedy

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. Apple Cider Vinegar, aka ACV, is one of the powerful Herbal Foods that rises and falls in popularity among Herbalists, Nutritionists, Health Coaches, and Health Gurus of all sorts. It’s touted as being an anti-aging, anti-cancer, detoxification tool, and digestion-supporting wonder. Folks use it…

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Cinnamon Herbal Properties: Traditional Herbal Medicinal Use

Cinnamon is spicy-hot medicine by all accounts. Herbalists often add a little Cinnamon bark or twig to topical formulas to get the blood flowing when healing bruising and muscle injuries like overworked muscles and tendons or damage due to trauma. In internal formulas, Cinnamon is often included for it's ability to move circulation internally, making [...]

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Leonurus cardiaca Energetic Properties and Uses

When you need a good hug, reach for Motherwort. In the line-up of heart-healing herbs, Motherwort is one of The Best herbs for soothing both a physically exhausted heart and an emotionally exhausted heart. Modern herbalists often look to this weedy member of the mint family for support in blends for racing heart and high blood pressure, hormone-induced emotional swings, and anxiety or nervousness you can’t quite kick. The commonality to near all conditions is a relationship of some kind to the Heart.

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Reishi: Intro to Ganoderma lucidum and G. tsugae

Kings, Gods, and Immortaility in the Fungal World...what connects them? A little, woody tree-dwelling fungi commonly known as Reishi. Reishi, or Ling Zhi, has long been considered a Mushroom of Immortality by Traditional Chinese Medicine practiioners because of it's ability to nourish and tone the Three Treasures, Jing, Qi or Chi, and Shen. Translated into [...]

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