Sedating herbs

12-Apr-2015 13:55

© Susun S Weed Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. 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, and you can too.

Side effects from overuse and misuse of tonics is uncommon but quite possible.

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They provide high-level nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins, phytoestrogens and phytosterols, starches, simple and complex sugars, bioflavonoids, carotenes, and essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Some examples of tonifying herbs include: · burdock seeds, especially in an oil base · chasteberry · mug/cronewort herb, especially in vinegar · dandelion leaf, root and flowers · echinacea root · ginseng root · hawthorn berries, leaves, and flowers · horsetail herb · lady’s mantle · motherwort leaves and flowers · sarsaparilla root · yellow dock leaves, roots, and seeds ² Stimulating/sedating herbs frequently contain essential oils, alkaloids, glycosides, or resins.

Because these substances cause strong physical reactions, stimulating/sedating herbs are known from their rapid and pronounced effects, some of which may be unwanted.

Stimulating/sedating herbs are most often prepared as tinctures (and wines), vinegars, teas, and infusions.

Many stimulating/sedating herbs are used as seasonings in cooking as well.

They provide high-level nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins, phytoestrogens and phytosterols, starches, simple and complex sugars, bioflavonoids, carotenes, and essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Some examples of tonifying herbs include: · burdock seeds, especially in an oil base · chasteberry · mug/cronewort herb, especially in vinegar · dandelion leaf, root and flowers · echinacea root · ginseng root · hawthorn berries, leaves, and flowers · horsetail herb · lady’s mantle · motherwort leaves and flowers · sarsaparilla root · yellow dock leaves, roots, and seeds ² Stimulating/sedating herbs frequently contain essential oils, alkaloids, glycosides, or resins.

Because these substances cause strong physical reactions, stimulating/sedating herbs are known from their rapid and pronounced effects, some of which may be unwanted.

Stimulating/sedating herbs are most often prepared as tinctures (and wines), vinegars, teas, and infusions.

Many stimulating/sedating herbs are used as seasonings in cooking as well.

And you continued to think about using herbs simply.