Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Licorice Root, the catch-all name for several of the Glycyrrhiza species, has been used by traditional healers for centuries. Traditional Chinese Herbalists, Ayurvedic practitioners, and Traditional Western Herbalists today all agree that the overall properties for this family are mildly cooling and moistening with the danger of driving the body into a too-moist state if not used appropriately.Read More
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Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive ArticleFor centuries, we humans have had a love-it or hate-it relationship with Licorice. Have you met anyone who doesn’t have a strong opinion on the taste of black licorice candy or, for that matter, Jaegermeister?
If you’ve sided with the supporters of this sweet, slightly spicy and oh-so distinctly flavored root, you’re not alone…Read More
Formulas can vary in ratios depending on the herbalist and the intent of the blend. TCM practitioners use licorice in many of their blends as it mixes well with and accentuates the actions of other herbs.Read More
Perimenopausal anxiety and panic attacks are a normal part of the menopausal journey. For some us, they’ll be more frequent or intense than for others. Although a detour around Anxiety Town may not be in the cards, the trip doesn’t have to dominate our experience. These natural remedies are a terrific way to ease the ride.Read More
One of the most commonly used ingredients in Chinese herbal formulas is the fungus known as Poria cocos in Latin, and also called China root, Indian bread, and just poria. It is the primary herb in the “drain dampness” category.Read More
Peony, known as bai shao or chi shao in TCM, is among the more common and famous of Chinese herbs, especially for women in their child-bearing years. Paeonia lactiflora is the one you’ll commonly find in gardens and nurseries. Paeonia officialis or P. Corallina are …Read More
In China, Tea made from Camellia sinensis is called Cha, and it’s both a medicine and a daily pleasure for most. Cha, no matter which type you take, is considered a generally cool or cold medicine with a generally bitter taste. This, however, is altered by how the leaf is processed.Read More
There’s nothing worse than a lingering cough after a cold, flu, or virus…except maybe the cough and sore throat that comes with active symptoms. I know I’m not alone in that, or in my appreciation for the power of herbal medicines to help the cough do its job and then settle down quickly while easing all the other symptoms upsetting my lower respiratory tract. It’s amazing how much better herbs can speed the body’s progress toward health and how well they ease the journey, too!Read More
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