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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!
Reality is, Wood Betony is not a real panacea. Wood Betony is a complex and powerful plant that offers us a huge opportunity to heal. What we want to heal…that’s up to us.
This is one of the keys to recognizing where Wood Betony can help you work miracles. Wood Betony’s call is to heal by returning your power home to your powercenter and balancing it there.
As a Family Herbalist of any level, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of the doshas, or constitutional types, Ayurveda defines. They are essentially archetypes we herbalists can use to make the best choices for ourselves and our families,
Tulsi’s core energy is about creating balance and making space for balance. In general, longer use of Tulsi and Tulsi formulations have proven more effective than short durations in prevention of digestive and other complaints, making Tulsi a good daily choice for a lifetime but not a bad friend in a pinch.
Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care and Grow your Own Herbal Remedies talks about herbal gardening and choosing the best plants to start your own herbal remedy garden.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. “A leaf of Sage a day will keep the Alzheimer’s away” could be the modern motto for our beloved common Sage, or Salvia officinalis. Common Sage and Red Sage, aka Dan Shen or S. miltiorrhiza, both improve thought patterns and have long been associated with the kind of calm, Sage wisdom we’ve sought in our Elders.