Category Archives: herbal healing

american ginseng

Part used Root Use Simmer 2 tsp dried root in 12 oz water for 1/2 hour and steep 1/2 hour 2 x 500mg capsules 2 x per day Benefits Treats mild to moderate depletion of HPA axis (stress) and by … Continue reading

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asian ginseng – panax

Part used Root Use 2 tsp dried root decoct for 1/2 hour, steep 1 hour As powder, 2x 400 to 500mg  tablet 2x per day As extract 1x 400 to 500 mg tablet 2x per day Benefits Most stimulating adaptogen … Continue reading

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maitake mushroom

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin D, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamins B1, B2, B3 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B5 and Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Significant source of Vitamin D Good dietary absorption of anti-cancer compounds when eaten in food Adaptogenic … Continue reading

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shiitake mushroom

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Magnesium and Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Stimulates natural killer cell activity to combat Cancer, fatigue syndrome, and common infections such … Continue reading

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reishi mushroom

Part used Mushroom Use 2 oz to 32 oz water decoct 4 hours Benefits Immuno-modulator – up and down regulates immune function Immune enhancing Triterpenes treat viral infections Improves cardiovascular function Adaptogenic qualities are cumulative and mild – improves adrenocortial … Continue reading

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cordyceps

Part used Mushroom Use Can be eaten Tea: 1/2 tsp of powder to 10oz water decoct 15 mins, steep 1 hour Benefits Treats deficient kidney energy caused by excessive exertion or chronic disease – thus aids with fluid metabolism, sexual … Continue reading

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kava kava

Use Tea Tablets should be standardized to 70% Kavalcatones Take for no longer that 4-6 weeks on daily basis Benefits Induces state of relaxation and goodwill in traditional ceremonial use Enhances mental acuity, memory and sensory perception Sedative and mild … Continue reading

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milk thistle seed

Part used Seed extract Use Most effective as gel-cap extract  in combination with soy lecithin: phosphatylcholine enhances absorption of active component silymarin in GI tract and delivers to tissues (combination called silipide and labelled phytosome) Less effective as tea or … Continue reading

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peppermint

Part used Herb Use Tea, Oil (in enteric coated capsule form) Benefits Calms stomach, quells indigestion; general stimulant; kills micro-organsims that cause food poisoning As oil in enteric-coated capsules, are prevented by the capsules from being released in the stomach … Continue reading

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ashwagandha

Part used Root Use 1/2 tsp dried root in 8oz water decoct 10 mins and steep 1/2 hour; effects take a week of daily use to become effective Benefits Calming adaptogen Rejuvenating, balancing, strengthening to nervous system, relieves fatigue, nervous … Continue reading

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