Lobelia inflata has many uses. It has been used to address respiratory disorders, peripheral vascular disorders and insomnia along with the standard use for smoking cessation.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article There are many species of Lobelia, in the neighborhood of 300, to be more precise. Herbalists, however, tend to work with only two of those species; L. inflata is by far the most popular in…
Lobelia has been placed in formulas traditionally for respiratory disorders, peripheral vascular disorders, smoking cessation and as an antispasmodic.
As with any healing modality that gains popularity in the main stream, there is always the danger of misinterpretation and misuse. Ashley Leiteky-Ellenbas shares her knowledge of plant dietas and how to include herbal medicine in this potent modality.
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.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Spearmint leaf (Mentha spicata) is an underutilized herb in the natural medicine field. It is used most often as a flavoring for teas or foods. Spearmint has a vast amount of carvone terpenoid which accounts for…