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Divine Nourishment Apothecary

Divine Nourishment

Apothecary

 

Organic, Locally Grown & Wildcrafted

Herbal Potions

&

Plant Essences

for

Health & Transformation

Olinda, Maui

Mary Lane

mary@divinenourishment.net

These potions are created with common tonic herbs for supporting health and well being. They are not intended to replace the attention of a qualified practitioner when needed.

 

 

 

 Complete Potion List

Includes what is coming, growing, drying and brewing now.

As soon as they are ready they will be added to the “Available Today” section

(Contraindications with herbal potions/ do not use internally while pregnant)

 

Elemental Elixirs

 

Wood Element Elixir 2oz $20.00

Nourishes the Wood Element/ Liver Gallbladder & Lymphatic System Lemon verbena, lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon peel, orange peel, sheep sorrel, dandelion leaf, cleavers

Fire Element Elixir 2oz $20.00

Nourishes the Heart, Small Intestine, & Sex Circulation Orange peel, rose petal, ginger, raw cacao, local raw honey, brand

Earth Element Elixir 2oz $20.00

Nourishes spleen, stomach, digestive system Loquat leaves, licorice root, plantain, agrimony, local raw honey, brandy

Metal Element Elixir 2oz $20.00

Nourishes Lungs, Large Intestine Mullein, plantain, rosemary, usnea, wormwood, local raw honey, brandy

Water Element Elixir 2oz $20.00

Nourishes Kidneys & Bladder Cleavers, agrimony, nettles, plantain, wild blackberry, local raw honey, brandy

 

Potions for Maintaining Health

Build & Cleanse Blood

Yellow Dock root tincture 1oz $10.00

*Coming, Nettles, mamaki, dandelion leaf, red clover tea blend

Immune System

Usnea tincture 1oz $10.00

*Coming, Mamaki, gotu kola tea blend (contra-indications, do not take if taking blood thinners)

Lymphatic System/ nourish and cleanse

Dried Cleavers for tea infusion 1oz $6.00

Cleavers, chickweed tincture 1oz $10.00

Strong bones, tendons, ligaments, short term memory

Comfrey, mint tea blend 1oz $6.00

Wound Healing Salve 1oz $8.00

Comfrey, plantain, lavender, rosemary, turmeric, noni leaf, calendula flowers, Vit E, olive oil, beeswax

Herbal Salve for Joint Pain 1oz $8.00

Turmeric, ginger, capsicum, comfrey, olive oil, beeswax

Respiratory Salve 1oz $8.00

Eucalyptus, camphor EO, clove EO, olive oil, beeswax

Respiratory Tea Blend 1oz $6.00

Mullein, Plantain, Ginger, Red Clover, Rosemary

Spring Wood Element Tea Blend 1.4oz $6.00

Nourishes the Wood Element/ Liver Gallbladder & Lymphatic System Lemon verbena, lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon peel, orange peel, sheep sorrel, dandelion leaf & flower, cleavers

 General anxiety, depression, insomnia 1oz $10.00

California Poppy tincture

Body & Facial

Cleansing Herbal Bath Blend & Ritual 4oz $10.00

Moves negative energy out, transforms & restores Rue, rosemary, thyme, agrimony, eucalyptus, lavender, calendula, sea salt

Breast Massage Salve 1oz $8.00

Moves stagnant energy and increases circulation Calendula, comfrey, lavender, pine, peppermint, rosemary

Herbal Facial Cleansing Mask 2oz $12.00

Cosmetic clay, oats, ground almonds, seaweed, ground pine needles, lavender EO

Herbal Facial Steam 1oz $6.00

Comfrey leaf, chamomile, rose petals, calendula, orange peel

Chi Tonic Elixir 2oz $20.00

Job’s tears, gotu kola, ginger, licorice root, jaio gu lan, lycii berries, local raw honey, brandy (contra-indications, do not take if taking blood thinners)

Anti-inflammatory Elixir 1oz $20.00

Turmeric, ginger, cardamom, black peppercorn, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, licorice root, local raw honey, brandy

*Coming Anti-Oxidant Elixir 2oz $15.00

Loquat leaves, lemon balm, rosemary, sage, mint,  local raw honey, brandy

*Coming Anti-Depression Tincture Blend 1oz $50.00

Proprietary herbs

*Coming Anti- Insomnia, Anxiety Tincture Blend 1oz $50.00

Proprietary herbs

*Coming Nerve Pain Tincture 1oz $50.00

Proprietary herbs

 

 

*****Coming! Transition Kit $165.00*****

Anti-Depression Tincture

Anti-Anxiety, Insomnia Tincture

Nerve Pain Tincture

Angel’s Trumpet Plant Essence for transitions of the spirit & consciousness

Massage Salve for calming, soothing

For personalized Essence remedy add $50.00

 

 

Plant Essences

 

Haleakala Blend 1oz $15.00

(Silversword, Maui Wormwood, Silver Geranium) Grows wild only in the Haleakala volcano crater on Maui This essence blend balances masculine and feminine energies within for harmony and cooperation. And moves it. Instructions for energy practice provided with purchase.

Cochani 1oz $15.00

This plant spirit supports you to witness and discern when negative energy is directed at your vulnerable aspects, such as your inner child or the one who carries the collective feminine shame. She supports you to deflect it in any direction. Whether it is coming from the outside, you are unconsciously directing it at someone else, or if you are turning it inward, doesn’t matter. Know when this is happening, ground what energy has penetrated into the Earth and deflect it to protect your inner child. Cochani does not fix you, she teaches you how to become aware and do this for yourself.

No More Shame Blend 1oz $15.00

(Female Papaya Blossom, Heavenly Bamboo, Salvia Farnaencia, Angel Wing Begonia) When one feels shut down due to shame and guilt this essence helps to address those issues. It brings them to the surface so they can be healed. As the healing takes place the life force energy is allowed to move more freely.

Kuhio Vine 1oz $15.00

As that fearful part of us freaks out and feels in terror of moving one step further, (that shadow part that feels it cannot do it.) this essence gives us the compassion and gentleness to console it, embrace it and nurture it along. Not by tugging on it or by shaming it. It is our responsibility to heal with gentleness the part that is in all of us that does not feel worthy, does not feel the faith, does not feel like it can ever come out of the shadows. As one takes this essence our shadow will become more known to us, for the sole purpose of knowing it, making friends with it and healing it. Compassion is what will heal it.

Lipstick Tree 1oz $15.00

Take the mask off that one has been hiding behind and come out with a clean face. No more hiding behind the mask of the false feminine. Strip it away and be seen in one’s pure essence. Assists in wiping the slate clean of attachments to what one thinks of oneself as a woman. Helps one to look at mask that one has been wearing and see how it crumbles in the face of reality. Come to grips with how much one has been hiding behind this mask and how it does not serve any longer. Helps one to destroy the mask so it is no longer useable, taking responsibility for having put the mask on to begin with.

New Guinea Creeper 1oz $15.00

This essence is good for igniting exploration of sacred sexuality. We see this useful in issues that have interfered in the past with full development of healthy, mature sexuality. Most specifically a remedy for women; not necessarily associated with healing sexual abuse, but more about reclaiming joy in a healthy natural experience. Good used during sexual play, especially sacred spot work.

Summer Lilac 1oz $15.00

Assists a woman in sitting still, maybe under a tree outdoors and appreciate her connection with Mother Earth. Look at the beauty that surrounds her and include herself in that picture.

Podacarpus Tree 1oz $15.00

This essence is for inspiring one to create or nurture the existence of a supportive, loving, cooperative community. A community based on love, joy, and support. Very important for the trying times ahead.

Essence of Iao Valley 1oz $15.00

This essence imbues one with the energy of the feminine in all her power and hugeness. The knowing, amazing power of the feminine, grounded, centered, and beautiful. She flows with the TAO. The true magnificence of the feminine unaltered by any forces outside herself, for there is no force great enough to destroy her magnificence.

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Herbs

 

Agrimony

Good for tension, mental or physical

It is for the person who tries to hide his or her tension behind a false facade of suave sophistication or cheerfulness. He denies the pain with a smile.

As an astringent, agrimony has been used for all sorts of digestive problems, but it is suited to those where tension and relaxation combine to cause incorrect timing of functions.

As an astringent, agrimony has been used for all sorts of digestive problems, but it is suited to those where tension and relaxation combine to cause incorrect timing of functions.

(Herbalist Mathew Wood) “I have to say that if there is one plant I know for over a decade of clinical experience to have had an effect which is magical—that is, it will change the environment around the person using it—Agrimony is the one.” This remedy also prevents meddling and interference.

Bergamot Lavender

Anti-anxiety Anti-depressant Sedative Cacao

Very high in antioxidant flavanoids, sulfur and magnesium

Powerful medicine for the heart and cardiovascular

Considered Sacred among several indigenous cultures who offer it o the God/Goddess of fire, which rules the heart

 

Calendula 

Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Astringent, a Anti-fungal Stimulates production of collagen at wound sites

California Poppy

Acts as a nervine, sedative. It is an excellent herb for the nervous system and can be thought of as a gentle balancer to the emotions and a calming remedy for times of stress; research has borne out its sedative and anxiolytic properties. It is suitable for calming both children and adults, helping to reduce anxiety and tension in the day and induce sleep at night without side effects of drowsiness or stupor. It can be used to ease depression, restlessness and agitation, and is especially good for people who find it hard to let go and relax and push themselves too hard, often to the point of exhaustion. From an Ayurvedic perspective, California poppy cools heat in the mind by reducing excess sadhaka pitta, and so makes an excellent remedy for irritability, low self-esteem, depression, headaches, insomnia, being overly critical, over-achieving and analytical, and for OCD. As it reduces pitta in the rasa and rakta dhatus, it can be used to relieve palpitations, hypertension and pain from inflammation as in arthritis, shingles, cholecystitis and toothache.  With its anulomana action it helps reduce spasm and pain in lower abdomen and so can be used to ease colic and menstrual pain.

California Poppy Seeds

California poppy seed is a natural alternative to pain medication that is non-addictive while producing the same life-changing results. On the March 22 episode of “Dr. Oz,” Dr. Mehmet Oz was joined by guest Bryce Wylde, an expert in alternative medicine. Wylde recommended individuals currently taking prescription pain medication try California poppy seed for relief, stating this natural pain reliever can be just as effective as Percocet and Vicodin. California poppy seed works by telling your brain to increase your opiate receptors, which automatically decreases the pain you feel.

Capsicum

High in Vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium Cayenne is a wonderful healing aid for the digestive system It is also very healing for the heart and circulatory system. Cayenne is traditionally used by herbalists to cure stomach aches, cramping, gas, varicose veins, allergies, and constipation. One of the most amazing healing properties of cayenne is that it has been used successfully time and time again to relieve heart attacks Effective topical pain reliever for arthritis & joint pain

Chickweed

Excellent source of vit C Emulsifies fat, so good for weight loss Cooling and soothing Anti-inflammatory Cleansing to the lymphatic system Excellent digestive remedy (candida, constipation, hemorrhoids, ulcers Preventative care or cancer, diabetes, arthritis

Cleavers 

Cleavers is an herb that has been used for centuries and considered one of the best tonics to help drain out the lymphatic system (says Richo Cech in his book “Making Plant Medicine). Cleavers has what we call ‘lymphagogue action’ – put simply, it stimulates the activity of your lymphatic system and organs so they can do their job properly. Cleavers also has alterative properties, which means it helps to cleanse and nourish the blood. A perfect combination! Stimulating activity to throw all the nasties out into the bloodstream, and then cleansing the blood thereafter. Double whammy!!

Comfrey 

Wound healing and skin nourishing Heals broken bones, knits them back together Comfrey leaf tea strengthens bones, tendons, ligaments Strengthen short term memory

Dandelion 

Used commonly for skin inflammation and issues Weight loss Nourishing spring tonic to cleanse the blood Balance cholesterol Good for the skin Mineral and Vitamins: Rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Today, dandelion roots are mainly used as an appetite stimulant, digestive aid, and for liver and gallbladder function.  Good for food allergies before a meal. Good for pregnant women with swollen ankles Roots and leaves were used to treat liver problems.   Native Americans also used dandelion decoctions (liquid made by boiling down the herb in water) to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and stomach upset. Chinese medicinal practitioners traditionally used dandelion to treat digestive disorders, appendicitis, and breast problems (such as inflammation or lack of milk flow). InEurope, herbalists incorporated it into remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea   Health care providers clinically use dandelion root to promote liver detoxification and dandelion leaves to support kidney function

Eucalyptus

Expectorant, decongestant Anti-inflammatory properties breaks up phlegm Antiseptic Anti-oxidant

Ginger

Joint pain Circulation Digestive aid Anti-inflammatory Many more

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C . Improves blood pressure and circulation Heals varicose veins Improves tone of blood vessels Decreases fatigue and depression Increases sex drive Improves memory and concentration Strong anti-bacterial properties

Jaio Gu Lan

Regulate cholesterol Maintain healthy blood pressure levels Improve digestion Enhance heart muscle (especially contractility) Protect and modulate the immune system Protect against free radical damage Regulate hormone levels in men and women Jiaogulan may even help inhibit cancer growth. At its essence, this Chinese herb is an incredible balancing compound. If something (like your cholesterol, for instance) is higher than it should be, it lowers it. And if something is too low, it raises it. Powerful Adaptogen Does Only and Exactly What Your Body Needs The reason jiaogulan can work in such a range of ways in your body is because it’s a powerful adaptogen. All adaptogens — including garlic, ginkgo biloba, and ginseng — are substances that can, once ingested, be adapted by your body in whatever way necessary to restore balance. Only 1 out of every 4,000 plants meets the criteria to be classified as adaptogens, also called biological response modifiers. The criteria for adaptogens — as devised by Russian doctors N.V. Lazarev and I.I. Brekman in the mid-20th century — are: The Chinese herb should cause no harm and place no additional stress on the body The Chinese herb should help the body adapt to many and varied environmental and psychological stresses The Chinese herb must have a nonspecific action on the body, supporting all major systems Jiaogulan may actually be the most powerful adaptogen out there. For example, in studies conducted by Dr. Tsunematsu Takemoto and others over the course of a decade, jiaogulan was found to have 82 saponins (the chemical source of adaptogenesis) compared to 28 found in standard ginseng. Unlike conventional drugs, adaptogens have no side effects, do nothing to disturb the body, and work only when the body requires. Jiaogulan’s adaptogenic properties are especially evident in the way it benefits your brain. Jiaogulan has a biphasic effect on brain functioning, meaning that it can energize or calm the system depending on what’s needed.

Job’s Tears

Boosts digestion Boosts immune function Prevents joint pain Chi tonic, adaptogen

Lavender

 Anxiety Insomnia Depression Wound healer

Lemon balm 

Anxiety Sleep problems Calms the spirit Mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia High blood pressure

Lemongrass

As an antioxidant lemongrass, contributes to liver and pancreatic health by helping the body to more quickly remove toxins. It has also being linked to lowered or normalized cholesterol levels. It also treat digestive issues including gastro-enteritis and may be helpful in relieving constipation. Some sources suggest that lemongrass has antidepressant properties and is thus beneficial for nervous and stress-related conditions. It is said to be helpful in alleviating anxiety and depressive symptoms. Lowers blood pressure

Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena promotes overall nervous system health and in tea form combats both depression and the ill effects of stress.

 

Licorice root

Detoxifier Especially tonic to the spleen, stomach and kidneys Aids all other herbs in entering their respective meridians Builds energy Regulates blood sugar

Loquat Leaf

Aids mucous membranes Releases Antioxidants Combats diabetes Supports the pancreas Assists the liver in detoxifying chemicals

Mamaki 

Native Hawaiian Herbal Mamaki Tea is best known as a refreshing herbal tea reputed to contain natural healing properties for numerous health & healing benefits. Mamaki is antioxidant herbal remedy for general debilities, lowering high blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and cleansing toxins from the blood, as well as a relaxing stress and fatigue tonic.

Mint

Cools the liver Decongestant Aids digestion Relieves depression and fatigue

Mullein

Anti-bacterial Expectorant Great treatment for allergies, asthma, and bronchitis Drinking mullein has been found to help a number of digestive problems including diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and bladder infections. It is also sometimes used to get rid of intestinal worms. Mullein has natural sedative benefits and may be helpful in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. The anti-inflammatory effects of mullein can help to ease the pain associated with joint or muscle pain by reducing inflammation and swelling.

Nettles 

Allergies Astringent. Helps clear up congestion. Digestion. Joints/rheumatism: Removes uric acid from the joints (gout and other arthritis) Good for eczema Lung tonic Expels phlegm from the lungs and stomach Builds blood and increases circulation and healing Strengthens kidneys and adrenals Reduces bladder infections Helps with kidneys stones because it’s a good diuretic. High in minerals Heals damaged tissues Restores and maintains adrenals Good for regulating hormones Circulation Expels gravel from bladder and increases urine flow Increases menstrual flow Kills and expels worms Diarrhea remedy Relieves hay fever and other allergies Blood cleanser and purifier Hair tonic Increases energy and libido Increases fertility in both men and women Regulates menstruation Strengthens bones Stabilizes metabolism and blood sugar Increases health of hair, skin, teeth, and gums. Rich in minerals and amino acids. High in calcium and magnesium Diminishes pain during and after birth, Prevents hemorrhage after birth-vitamin K increases hemoglobin Reduces hemorrhoids-mild astringency and general nourishing action tightness and strengthens blood vessels. Increases the richness and amount of breast milk. Perfect for pregnant, lactating, and menopausal women. Nourishes mother and fetus Eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms, due to high calcium. High in chlorophyll If you need more nourishment, use nettles.

Noni leaf

Moves blood with topical use Anti-inflammatory

Pine

Rich in Vit C, A, B’s, minerals Anti-oxidant Decongestant

Plantain 

Plantain is almost a panacea for the human body, treating everything from all menstrual difficulties, all digestive issues, to nearly all skin complaints, lungs, and even arthritis. Great wound healer Insect bites

Red Clover

First and foremost, red clover has good amounts of vitamins, proteins and minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, as well as vitamins A, B-12, E and K. It is also a source of other nutrients, including niacin, thiamine and vitamin C. Due to its purifying qualities, red clover is used for purifying the blood and helping the body get rid of excess fluid – it acts as a diuretic and an expectorant by helping to clear the lungs of mucous. Red clover benefits on health include improving blood circulation and cleansing the liver. Anti- cancer properties

Rosemary 

Rosemary is used for digestion problems, including heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence), liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for gout, cough, headache, high blood pressure, and reducing age-related memory loss. Some women use rosemary for increasing menstrual flow and causing abortions.   Rosemary is used topically (applied to the skin) for preventing and treating baldness; and treating circulation problems, toothache, a skin condition called eczema, and joint or muscle pain such as myalgia, sciatica, and intercostal neuralgia. It is also used for wound healing, in bath therapy (balneotherapy), and as an insect repellent.

Rose petals

Rose Petals contain Vitamin A, C, D, and E and some B Vitamins too! Rose Petals also contains antioxidants, and they are a mild sedative, anti-depressant, and mood-enhancing agent.

 Rose water is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and can be use for all kinds of skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis, and works great for sunburns too!

 Rose water is a very mild diuretic, helping to rid your body of excess water, and works well for a gentle detoxing agent. And Rose water helps open up the lungs, and aids in decongesting the nasal passages, sinuses, even asthma… if you add it to a steam bath. In Chinese Medicine Rose Petals are used for pain, menstrual disorders, and GI distress… and Rose Petals work well for curing diarrhea.

In Malaysia and other Indonesian countries they use Rose Water to make syrupy drinks with milk or coconut milk, and they add Rose water to ice tea. They feel Rose Water is soothing and calming for the mind/body. Rose Petals have a great fragrance that will relax and sooth… thus they work well for tea… and you can make Rose Petal Syrup and Preserves.

Rue

While rue has been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes, as well as in general use as a strewn herb to discourage pests, many modern herbalists suggest that it should not be taken internally. Despite this concern, small amounts of rue are often used in salads, egg dishes and cheeses in Mediterranean countries. It is one of the most well-known of the magical protective herbs and is often used in spells of warding and protection in modern magic.

Sage

Sage is used in medicine to help alleviate symptoms of digestive problems and mental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and depression.

Nutritious – sage is rich in antioxidants (apigenin, diosmetin, and luteolin) and important nutrients, such as vitamin K. In fact, sage has been considered somewhat of a panacea (solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases) throughout history because of its wide range of uses in cooking and medicine.

Sea Salt

Strong Immune System – Sea salt naturally helps you to build up a strong immune system so that you can fight off the cold virus, the fever and flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders. Alkalizing – Sea salt is alkalizing to the body, as it has not been exposed to high heat and stripped of its minerals, nor does it have any harmful man-made ingredients added to it. Thus it can help you to prevent and reverse high levels of acids in the body, which in turn eliminates the risks for serious and life-threatening diseases. Weight Loss – Believe it or not, but sea salt can also help you in weight loss. It helps the body to create digestive juices so that the foods you eat are digested faster, and it helps to prevent buildup in the digestive tract, which eventually can lead to constipation and weight gain. Skin Conditions – A sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin as well as serious conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The bath naturally opens up the pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so that your skin can heal. Asthma – Sea salt is effective in reducing inflammation in the respiratory system. Thus the production of phlegm is slowed down so that you can breathe easier again. Some say that sprinkling sea salt on the tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler. But the great thing about sea salt is that it has no side effects when taken in moderation. Heart Health – When salt is taken with water it can help to reduce high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and help to regulate an irregular heart beat. Thus sea salt can help to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. Diabetes – Sea salt can help to reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in the body. Thus the salt is an essential part of the diet if you are diabetic, or at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis – Just over 1/4 of the amount of salt that is in the body is stored in the bones, where it helps to keep them strong. When the body lacks salt and water it begins to draw the sodium from the bones, which then eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Thus by drinking plenty of water and consuming salt in moderation you can prevent osteoporosis. Muscle Spasms – Potassium is essential for helping the muscles to function properly. Sea salt not only contains small amounts of potassium, but it also helps the body to absorb it better from other foods. Thus it is effective in helping to prevent muscle pains, spasms and cramps. Depression – Sea salt also has shown to be effective in treating various types of depression. The salt helps to preserve two essential hormones in the body that help you to better deal with stress. These hormones are serotonin and melatonin, which help you to feel good, and relax and sleep better at night.

Sheep sorrel

Sheep sorrel provides a number of vitamins and minerals. These include about 60 milligrams of vitamin C in 1 cup of chopped leaves and over 5,000 international units of vitamin A, plus small amounts of several B vitamins in the same-size serving. The herb also contains calcium, with about 60 milligrams per cup, and more than 500 milligrams of potassium, along with some magnesium, phosphorus and a small amount of zinc. In addition, sheep sorrel contains a number of natural phytochemicals, including several flavonoids such as quercetin, which have antioxidant properties. It also provides other compounds called anthraquinones, additional antioxidants that can benefit your digestive tract.

Traditional Use

Practitioners of herbal medicine recommend consuming fresh sorrel leaves as a mild diuretic to increase urine production by the kidneys. Considered anti-inflammatory, tea brewed from sheep sorrel leaves is an herbal remedy for fever and generalized inflammation. Because of its high vitamin C content, sorrel preparations are also recommended as a preventive for scurvy, a condition caused by a deficiency of the vitamin. Tea made from sorrel plant roots is used in herbal medicine as well, primarily to improve menstrual problems.

 

St. John’s Wort 

Relieves anxiety and depression Pain killer Sedative Sleep disorders Mood swings Nerve pain   Turmeric  Anti-oxidant Anti-tumor Anti-inflammatory Topically anti-bacterial Invigorates blood and removes stagnation Liver disorders

Wandering Jew

Cools the blood and stops bleeding Clears heat, quells fire Expels wind dampness, reduces swelling and inflammation Clears the lungs and opens the chest Cures urinary tract infections Cough with sticky phlegm Irritated eyes Anti-inflammatory Anti-bacterial Antibiotic Detoxifying Diuretic

Usnea 

Immune system tonic Potent anti-biotic properties most specific for respiratory and urinary problems Usnea has long been used therapeutically in many traditional systems including Chinese, European and Native American herbal medicine. One of the most important therapeutically active components in usnea is usnic acid, which has potent antibiotic properties. It is effective against staph, strep, pneumococcus and tuberculosis bacteria. Usnic acid kills bacteria by entering the bacterial cell and disrupting its metabolism. Usnea also has activity against fungi, viruses and amoebas. In addition to its antimicrobial function, usnea has anti-inflammatory and analgesic functions, and it is an immune system enhancer. Medically, usnea can be used in the same way as Echinacea. It is especially beneficial for treating respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and as a supplement to other tuberculosis treatment. It is also useful for colds and flu, strep throat and urinary tract infections.

Yellow Dock Root

Traditionally blood purifier and general detoxifier, especially for the liver. The herb, properly known as Rumex crispus, supports detoxification from a few angles. First off, yellow dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly of fats. Yellow dock root can stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering waste from your intestinal tract; it also increases the frequency of urination to assist in toxin elimination. Maintaining an efficient rate of waste elimination can help prevent toxins from accumulating in the liver, gallbladder, and bloodstream and circumvent the associated problems.

                 

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