Herbal Profiles

Fall Gold Ginkgo

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Fall Gold Ginkgo

We now have Fall Gold Ginkgo leaves! This is my favorite form of Ginkgo, which is grown in the US and harvested while the leaves display their yellow & gold fall color. Usually when you purchase Ginkgo, it is grown in Asia and harvested during the summer when the leaves are green. It is thought that the gold leaves picked at the height of Autumn contain more medicinal properties than the green leaves. Ginkgo has been one of the top 10 selling herbs in the US for the past 5 years. It deserves this popularity for the many uses and benefits. The tea and tincture have been used for Brain...

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Lungwort

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Lungwort

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), is one of the first flowers to bloom in Spring and one of my favorite herbs for moist shady areas in the garden. The attractive, edible leaves come in many leaf variegation patterns with flower colors varying from dark blue to sky blue, white and pink-crimson. This long blooming perennial is native to the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The use of Lungwort goes back many centuries as many people believed solely in the Doctrine of Signatures which is a theory that anything resembling a body part means that it is beneficial to that area in the body. Although...

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Fo-Ti

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey | 0 comments

Fo-Ti

The Chinese name for Fo-Ti , seen as either- He Shou Wu or He-She-Wu- is named after a Tang dynasty man who was reputably cured from infertility by taking Fo-Ti. His long life, thick black hair and vitality has been believed to be attributed to this herb. Chinese legends boasts that when Fo-Ti is taken for one year-the 50-year-old root restores black hair; the 150-year-old root causes new teeth to grow in the elderly and the 300-year-old root yields earthly mortality.  Chung Yun, a famous Chinese Herbalist, supposedly lived to be 256 years old, was taking Fo-Ti on a daily basis. In TCM...

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Muira Puama

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey, Latest | 0 comments

Muira Puama

Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) is a South American herb often referred to as “the Viagra of the Amazons”. It has been traditionally used by natives for centuries as an energy tonic, general health remedy, aphrodisiac and to improve sexual dysfunctions. Muira Puama’s short term herbal actions work by increasing blood flow in the pelvic areas in both men and woman and with long term use actually enhances sex hormone production. The roots have been studied by the UCLA School of Medicine showing a significant improvement in both sexual desire and erectile dysfunction. This may be a great...

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Eyebright

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey | 0 comments

Eyebright

Eyebright Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), is a creeping annual herb closely related to snapdragons.  Its name is derived from the delicate, scalloped-edged white flowers with yellow spots and a dark center that resembles a blood shot eye.  According to the sixteen century theory, the Doctrine of Signatures, a plants appearance was an indicator of what it was used for. Eyebright has been used because of this for several centuries for many eye conditions and is currently a common ingredient in pharmaceutical eye drops and tablets. Primarily, Eyebright has been used for conjunctivitis,...

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Take the Sting out of Nettles

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey | 0 comments

Nettles (Urtica dioica) or “stinging nettle” is so named for the hairs on the leaves and stems that cause a “stinging burn” when touched. Known in many cultures as a medicinal plant, it has naturalized itself in many parts of the world.   The Nettle leaf contains natural antihistamines, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Helps ease symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. It is an excellent treatment for hay fever & used to loosen congestion and open the bronchial airways in people with asthma or allergies. Nettle leaf extract may help re-grow hair and promote thickness. ...

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