Today’s blog is on helpful herbs in Western, Ayurveda and
Chinese herbalism that begin with the letter N. Before we get into these herbs and their
properties I would like to begin with the taste of herbs. In every blog post
about herbs I include the energy and taste of the herb. I wanted to explain why
taste is important to the body in choosing an herbal remedy for your overall
health and wellness.
The first taste I
want to talk about is Sour.
Today’s blog is on helpful herbs that begin with the letter
M. This blog is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent anything. It
is for educational purposes only. Please always use caution when taking any
herb or vitamin and check with your physician for any contraindications.
Milk Thistle(Silybum Marianum, Cardos Marianus)
Parts used- Seeds and aerial portions.
Energy and taste- Bitter, sweet and cool.
Constituents- Flavolignans collectively known as silymarin
Today's blog is on helpful herbs that begin with the letter L.
But first I wanted to begin
with why herbs can benefit the overall health and wellness of a person. In learning about herbs and their chemical constituents
I see several key components come up over and over again. I thought we could
break down two of these reoccurring components and see why they help to support
Flavonoids – they are responsible for a plants deep pigments
like in a blueberry or purple cabbage.
Today’s blog is on
the letter K and three herbs in Western, Chinese, and Ayurveda medicine that
are useful. But first we have to begin with the traditional disclaimer. This
blog is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to treat, diagnose,
prevent or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before taking any
herbs or herbal supplements.
Kava Kava(Piper Methysticum)
Energy and Taste:Pungent, bitter, and warm.
Parts Used- Root