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Classes. Gaia's Garden : Library : Susun S. Weed Articles. Be Your Own Herbal Expert - Part 1 an article by Susun S.

Gaia's Garden : Library : Susun S. Weed Articles

Weed Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is simple, safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors knew how to use an enormous variety of plants for health and well-being. Our neighbors around the world continue to use local plants for healing and health maintenance. Methow Valley Herbs: Astragalus: A Supreme Protector. Astragalus Health Benefits Radix Astragali Other common names: milk vetch, huang qi Botanical name: Astragalus membranaceus Family: Fabaceae (pea) Parts used: root Properties: sweet taste, warming and moist, immunomodulator, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, adaptogen, diuretic Used for: immune system dysfunction (from frequent colds and flu, to HIV, to cancer), angina, hypertension, hepatitis, fatigue, asthma, prolapsed organs, weak limbs, hepatitis, anemia Astragalus root is an amazing root that helps to support immune system function, protect the liver and heart.

Methow Valley Herbs: Astragalus: A Supreme Protector

It’s important to note that the plant we use for medicine is a specific genus and species. Astragalus Medicinal Uses in Chinese Medicine Since this herb comes to us from China let’s begin by exploring astragalus health benefits in the Traditional Chinese Medicine tradition. Ailments & Cleansing Programs. Bibliography 1.

Ailments & Cleansing Programs

Christopher, John R. School of Natural Healing (SNH). Provo, Utah. Christopher Publications. 2. Dr. Christopher's Herbal Legacy. Elderberry Syrup Recipe for Flu Prevention. *Note from Sarah: You can also visit the author of this post, Katie, over at her amazing blog Wellness Mama.

Elderberry Syrup Recipe for Flu Prevention

Thank you Katie! Unfortunately, flu season is fast approaching. While a good diet goes 90% of the way toward preventing illness, sometimes cold or flu can still strike. One remedy I always have on hand during the winter is Elderberry Syrup. This remedy gained some popularity during the swine flu and avian flu scares, as it has been shown to help alleviate flu symptoms. “[the properties in] elder stop the production of hormone-like cytokines that direct a class of white blood cells known as neutrophils to cause inflammation, especially in influenza and arthritis.

There are several commercial brands of elderberry syrup available commercially but it is much more cost effective to make it, and you can avoid the unhealthy syrups that are often in store brands. Elderberry syrup can be used preventatively or for acute symptoms, and kids usually love the taste. Free Home Remedies and Simple Herbal Medicine Making. » About. Teaching Children About Herbs “We must take our children into the wild, introduce them to the plants, and teach them of their connection to the earth.

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In instilling ino our children a respect for plant medicine, we not only care for their tender bodies but help pass along the seeds of a tradition that is as old as human life itself.” – Rosemary Gladstar About Herbal Roots Zine: Herbal Roots Zine is a monthly PDF file that is issued on the last Monday of the month. Each edition focuses on one herb and contains many activities to make learning about that herb a lot of fun. If you are looking for a herbal course that is easy to understand and has the ability to teach children about herbs, look no further! To look at past issues, go to the Back Issues page and follow the links accordingly. Contact Me What People Are Saying About Herbal Roots Frequently Asked Questions Looking for a Sponsorship Opportunity? Modern Alternative MamaModern Alternative Mama. Why not plant some Calendula? Mrs.

Why not plant some Calendula?

Homegrown here, leaving the composting controversy behind… One of my favorite plants in the garden is Calendula officinalis, aka pot marigold. Single Herbs. "Natural Healing with Herbs for a Healthier You" This section features in-depth herbal theses from the graduates of the School of Natural Healing.

Single Herbs

You can learn the history, location, chemical constituents, medicinal qualities, contra-indications, known herbal formulas and dosages and applications of any particular herb that is in this section. Each thesis also has the author's personal experience with that herb. All work is copyright by the author and The School of Natural Healing. You must obtain permission from both the author and The School of Natural Healing if you want to re-print or re-use any thesis or portion of any thesis is any manner, including, but not limited to, electronic format or print format. As with the remainder of this site, these theses are for informational purposes only. This section is our newest section - theses are being added as quickly as possible. Ten-Fold Path to Becoming a Community Herbalist. Paul Bergner of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism recently posted an interesting paper entitled How to Become a Master Herbalist in Thirty Years or More.

Ten-Fold Path to Becoming a Community Herbalist

Bergner begins Part I of his paper with the declaration that Western Herbalism is dying in North America and Britain. Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria (Medicinal Herb Guide): Stephen Harrod Buhner: 9781580171489: Books. NHI College - Natural Healing Institute. Texas Loquat Cough Syrup. Loquat cough syrup is a popular remedy in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Texas Loquat Cough Syrup

I got pretty annoyed in Austin one year when a local clinic refused to provide it without a prescription to my friend for her and her child, especially since Loquats are prolific here in Central Texas. I looked at several recipes and made a batch and it is absolutely delicious and works great to soothe and relax coughs. Its hard to recreate mostly because loquat season is short and sneaky. They are there ripe on the trees and then all of a sudden gone..... I almost missed this season except that my student found one the last trees making its offering this year at a local coffeehouse and got me about 5 pounds.