By becoming familiar with the medicinal actions of the herbs you have access to, you will have a good idea where to look for an appropriate course of therapy when a need arises.
Excellent for upper GI inflammation and inflammatory bowel. good for mild to moderately severe cases of colitis Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) – works by astringent and demulcent activities. Plantain (Plantago major) – an earth-friendly alternative to slippery elm, especially when combined with marshmallow. especially for inflammation that is secondary to ingestion of non-digestible materials. Good replacements for eyebright (Euphrasia spp.); an herb that is being over-harvested from the wild.
Turmeric – good for acute flare-ups of arthritic joints, especially if used in conjunction with bromelain. Also see: ASTRINGENTS Aloe – a general purpose topical antiinflammatory for the skin.
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In Western herbalism, the effects that plant materials have in or on the body are called “medicinal actions” or “active properties”.
Willow bark Yarrow Antirheumatic – Herbs that are capable of relieving the symptoms of rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. schidigera) Turmeric (Cucurma longa) Alfalfa Licorice Celery seed Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Devil’s claw Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) Boswellia (B.
serrata) Burdock root Dandelion root Pumpkin seeds (raw; fresh) Garlic Chamomile Pineapple weed (Matricaria matricoides) Black walnut (Juglans nigra – green hulls) Thyme Oregon Grape (Mahonia spp.) – an earth-friendly alternative to goldenseal.
Most alteratives are nutritive and have an affinity to the blood, lymph system and/or the liver.
Alfalfa Kava kava Anticoagulants – Herbs that inhibit blood clotting, usually by their effects on platelet aggregation factor (PAF). Licorice – considered a somewhat weak, herbal alternative to corticosteroid drugs.
Both have antifungal and antibacterial properties, and both are effective against giardia.