Herbal Energetics

Herbs have their own energetics, they can be warm or cool, wet or drying. That is the essential key to knowing which herb to use, it's duration and how to blend a formulation.

Symptoms and Remedies (101)

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ymptoms with a few remedies:


 Herbal Properties


   Alternatives: Blood Purifiers & Detoxifiers. Aloe, Burdock root, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Gota Kola, Marshmallow,
   Nettles, Oregon Grape, Plantain, Red Clover, Ginseng, Peony, Cascara sagrada.
   
Analgesics: Pain Relievers. Catnip, Chamomile, Cloves, Cramp Bark, Dong quai, Kava Kava, Skullcap, Valerian,
   Willow.
   
Antacids: Neutralize stomach acid. Dandelion, Fennel, Slippery Elm, Irish Moss.
   
Antiasthmatics: Relieve symptoms of asthma. Coltsfoot, Mullien, Lobelia, Nettles, Wild Cherry, Yerba Santa.
   
Antibiotics: Inhibit microbe growth. Echinacea, Goldenseal, Myrrh, Oregano, Juniper Berries,Thyme, Garlic.
   
Anticatarrhals: Eliminate, dry up mucous. Black Pepper, Cayenne, Ginger, Sage, Cinnamon, Anise, Gota Kola,
   Mullien, Wild Cherry bark, Yerba Santa.
   
Antipyretics: Reduces fevers, cooling herbs. Alfalfa, Boneset, Chickweed, Gota Kola, Skullcap, Seaweeds.
   
Antiseptics: Applied to skin to clean infection. Astringents.
   Calendula, Garlic, Lavender, Myrrh, Pine, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Yarrow.
   
Antispasmodics: Prevent or relax muscle spasms. Lobelia, Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Kava Kava,
   Raspberry leaf, Rue, Skullcap, Valerian.
   
Aphrodisiacs: Improve sexual energy, potency. Angelica, Astragalus, Burdock, Diamiana, False Unicorn
   root, Ginseng, Kava Kava. Astringents: Constricting, shrinking or binding effect. Calendula, Horsetail, Juniper
   berries, Myrrh, Oak, Uva Ursi, Witch Hazel.

   Carminatives: Relieves gas and cramps (griping). Anise, Caraway, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Peppermint.
   
Cholagogues: Promotes flow of bile into small intestine, laxatives. Aloe Vera, Barberry, Goldenseal, Licorice,
   Mandrake, Wild Yam.
   
Demulcents: Soothing, mucous promoting. Aloe Vera, Chickweed, Comfrey, Fenugreek, Flax, Irish moss,
   Marshmallow, Psyllium, Slippery Elm.
   
Diaphoretics: Induces Sweating. Either Relaxing (Catnip, Lemon Balm) or Stimulating (Boneset, Hyssop,
   Elder, Peppermint, and Yarrow) add ginger/ cayenne.
   
Diuretics: Increase Urination. Agrimony, Cleavers, Dandelion, Hawthorn, Horsetail, Nettles, Parsley, Plantain, Uva Ursi.
   
Emetic: Induces vomiting. Lobelia, Black Mustard seed, Elecampane.
   
Emmenagogues: Promotes menstruation. Angelica, Black Cohosh, Juniper Berries, Myrrh, Pennyroyal.
   
Emollients: Soothing, softening & protective to skin. Chickweed, Comfrey, Marsh Mallow, Slippery Elm. Oils-
   Almond, Apricot Kernel, Jojoba, Olive, etc.
   
Expectorants: Expels mucous (throat & lungs). Anise, Coltsfoot, Horehound, Mullein, Lobelia, Wild Cherry bark,
   Yerba Santa.
   
Galactogues: Increase secretion of milk. Anise, Blessed thistle, Cumin, Fennel.
   
Hemostatics:Stops bleeding. Blackberry, Cayenne, Cranesbill, Horsetail, Mullein, Yellow Dock, Witch Hazel.
   
Laxatives: Promotes bowel movements. Cascara sagrada, Senna.
   
Lithotriptics: Aid in dissolving stones. Kidney / Bladder: Cleavers, Dandelion, Gravel root, Horsetail, Nettles.
   
Gallbladder: Cascara sagrada, Oregon Grape.
   
Nervines: Calms Nervous tension. Gota Kola, Kava Kava, Skullcap.
   
Sedatives: Relaxing, sleep inducing. Catnip, Chamomile, Hops, Passionflower, Valerian.
   
Stimulants: Increase body energy. Anise, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Dandelion, Echinacea, Ginger, Ginseng, Juniper
   Berries, Rosemary, Sage.
   
Tonics: Promotes proper functions of the body. Chamomile, Dandelion, Triphala.
   
Vulneraries:Wound healers. Aloe Vera,Calendula, Comfrey, Rosemary, Plantain, Slippery Elm, Thyme.


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