Herbs are concentrated forms of nutrition and phytochemicals. Black (Tart) Cherry is a well known as a gout reducer which is backed up in scientific study. It can be consumed in either pill, powder or juice form.
Formulas can vary in ratios depending on the herbalist and the intent of the blend. TCM practitioners use licorice in many of their blends as it mixes well with and accentuates the actions of other herbs.
Herbalism is evolving, just like the plants we love. With the modern era's unprecedented access to information, we're learning, adapting and changing our approach at an incredible pace.
Herbal Nerd Society - Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) is a clinical herbalist based in Allenstown, NH. She achieved certification through study with Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.
After centuries of use in Asia, kratom is just one more herb to join the ranks of analgesic herbs to draw the government's scrutiny.
When I was still trying to bridge the gap from she-who-reads-about-herbs to Home Herbalist years ago, I began working with leaf from the Rubus family. Most often, I used Rubus vilosus, or Blackberry, but R. idaeus canadensis, or Red Raspberry,…