Triphala -East West School of Herbology-study with Michael Tierra Ayurvedic Formula for Internal Purification Dr. Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D. The most popular herbal remedies in the health food industry are those that promote bowel movement. The reason is quite simple since a very common problem for so many individuals is constipation and bowel irregularity. Improves digestion, Reduces serum cholesterol, Improves circulation (potentiates adrenergic function), Contains 31% linoleic acid, Exerts a marked cardio-protective effect, Reduces high blood pressure, Improves liver function, Has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, Expectorant, hypotensive. Sound like a panacea? Triphala, as it is called, is the most popular Ayurvedic herbal formula of India, since it is an effective laxative that also supports the body's strength. How is Triphala different from other kinds of laxatives? The second type of laxative is a lubricating bulk laxative, including demulcent herbs such as psyllium and flax seed. One Indian study reported by C.P.
Organic Seed Alliance — Oregon Tilth Organic Seed Alliance supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. Organic Seed Alliance supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. They accomplish their goals through collaborative education, advisory services, and research programs with organic farmers and other seed professionals. The programs of Organic Seed Alliance serve the needs of today with a vision for tomorrow by promoting the value of seed and seed saving skills, prevent the erosion of this resource, and expand the benefits and abundance inherent in every single seed. Oregon Tilth Partnership with the Organic Seed Alliance In support of a USDA Risk Management Agency grant received by the Organic Seed Alliance, Oregon Tilth was one of several partners that contributed to the creation of a guide and resource manual for on-farm organic seed research and variety trialing, published in the summer of 2007.
Fork & Bottle: Seed Sources - Organic, Biodynamic, Heirloom & Heritage Seed Sources Native Seeds/SEARCH The NS/S Seedbank houses (for future generations) the seeds of crops and wild plants traditionally used as food, fiber and dyes by prehistoric and more recent cultures inhabiting the arid southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico. More than 2,000 different seeds are offered, representing traditional crops grown by Apache, Chemehuevi, Cocopah, Gila River Pima, Guarijio, Havasupai, Hopi, Maricopa, Mayo, Mojave, Mountain Pima, Navajo, Paiute, Puebloan, Tarahumara, Tohono O'odham and Yaqui farmers. More than a half of the offerings are corn, bean, and squash (aka the three sisters). They also have some seed assortments and they offer products other than seeds (on their website), such as dried beans, posole, salsas, chiles, etc. They have some interesting links to other sites, as well. I’m excited that they are offering devil’s claw seeds, of which the dried plant pods are spectacular. Territorial Seed Company I'm a fan of theirs. Biodynamic Seed Resources
gourmetseed.com Quality Garden Seed, Tools, & Supplies Herbal Potpourri A popular way to use fragrant herbs, is to create potpourri. We are all familiar with prepackaged bags of highly scented potpourri from the big box store. Some smell wonderful, and others are not such a hit. Many times, the objectionable scent is from a lesser quality fragrance oil that can cause a reaction in many people. Naturally scented, or potpourri scented with herbs and essential oils can smell so much nicer. What Parts Make Up Potpourri? The main scent - This is the overall scent you are trying to create. Traditionally, the main part of the mixture meant flowers. Flowers and Herbs For Color-The next ingredient will be the flowers and other parts that add color to the mixture. Don't forget about the prickly bits! Fixative- The fixative refers to ingredients that have the ability to hold and keep the scent. Some fixatives include: Bulk- This refers to the rest of the mix; the part that fills out and adds color to the mix. Do you make herbal potpourri?
Herbal Medicine: Constitutional Herbalism and The Herbal Energetics of Western Herbs HEALTH and DISEASE What forces, seen and unseen, cause disease and promote health? This is a question that has occupied the thoughts of humans for thousands of years. Although we know many more minute details about the processes that occur during health and disease, we may not be any closer to really understanding the process. Many herbalists throughout history have said that the state of health we enjoy is related to several important factors: 1. 2. 3. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, five well-defined disease-causing agents (pathogens) are defined, four climate-related factors and the "five emotions," as follows: The Four Climate-Related Factors 1. hot 2. cold 3. wet 4. dry [These influences can become disease-promoting when we are influenced by them from external forces, such as exposure to wind and cold, or can result from internal factors, such as lack of metabolic fire. The Five Emotions 1. anger -- liver 2. fear -- kidneys 3. joy/mania -- heart 4. grief -- lungs 5. pensiveness -- digestion 1.
Certified Organic Seed From Wild Garden Seed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Saving the Past for the Future Long Island Seed Project Finding Your Herb Market Niche If you want to grow your herbs for profit, the first thing you need to do is brainstorm ideas for sale. Thinking outside the box(or garden), is important for the optimal success in your area. Here are some ideas that you may not have thought of. Herb plants or starts - These are some of the fastest and easiest ways to profit. You will have a short, intense selling season, but if you have little time to invest week after week, this may be a great fit. Making money from your herbs will require a lot of imagination and drive.
Herb List ASHITABA—The Asian longevity herb Ashitaba is perhaps THE major adaptogenic herb useful as an aid to kundalini-actives. Like Dong quai Ashitaba belongs to the Angelica family; I suggest you grow your own as the prices are rather steep. Ashitaba will provide strength and protection during the peak phase, and nerve recovery for exhaustion phase because it stimulates the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is essential in the development and survival of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. In one study, using 1% Ashitaba dry powders, a 20% increase of NGF concentration was noted after only four days! ASHWAGANDHA—The adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha root inhibits acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine. BURDOCK--Burdock seed is good source of nutrients such as iron, to help build the body. BACOPA--Helps to synthesize neurons and strengthen worn-out ones in the hippocampus where memories are created and retrieved.
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