Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So now, I am in Arizona, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.
The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.
DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Herbal Terms & Their Actions.....
*Alterative -- gradually restores proper function of the body. Increases health & vitality.
*Analgesic/Anodyne -- reduces pain, applied topically or taken internally.
*Anti-Catarrhal -- helps body remove excess catarrh (mucus), whether in the sinus or the body.
*Anti-Emetic -- reduces nausea, helps prevent or relieve vomiting.
*Anti-Inflammatory -- helps the body to combat inflammation.
*Anti-Lithic -- prevents formation of stones or grravel in the urinary system, can help the body in their removal.
*Anti-Microbial -- helps the body to destroy or resist patho-genic micro-organisms.
*Anti-Spasmodic -- eases spasms or cramps.
*Astringent -- contains tannins & can reduce secretions & discharges.
*Bitter -- a stimulating tonic for the digestive system.
*Cardiac -- tonics that affect the heart.
*Carminative -- rich in volatile oils. Stimulates the peristalsis action of the digestion system & relaxes the stomach. Supports digestion & helps against gas.
*Cholagogue -- stimulates the release & secretion of bile from the gall bladder which can be a great benefit in gall bladder issues. Also has a laxative effect on the digestive system as they increase amounts of bile in the duodenum. bile is our internally produced, all-natural laxative.
*Demulcent -- rich in mucilage so they can soothe & protect irritate or inflamed internal tissue.
*Diaphoretic -- aids the skin in elmination of toxins & promotes persperation.
*Diuretic -- increases the secretion & elmination of urine.
*Emollient -- applied to skin to soften, soothe or to protect it.
*Expectorant -- supports the body in removal of excess amounts of mucus from the respiratory system.
*Febrifuge (Anti-Pyretic) -- helps the body bring down fevers.
*Galacogogue -- helps breast feeding mothers. Increases milk flow.
*Hepatic -- aids the liver. Their use tones & strengthens it & increases the flow of bile.
*Hypnotic -- induces sleep....not a hypnotic trance.
*Laxative -- promotes evacuation of the bowels.
*Mucolytic -- a substance that dissolves mucous or breaks down mucous. Used to treat chest conditions involving excessive or thickened mucous secretions.
*Nervine -- beneficial effect on the nervous system. Tones & strengthens it. Some act as stimulants, some as relaxants.
*Oxytocic -- helps in childbirth by stimulating the contraction of the uterus.
*Pectoral -- general strengthening & healing effect on the respiratory system.
*Rubefacient -- stimulates the dialation of the capillaries, thus increasing circulation of the skin. The blood is drawn from deeper parts of the body into the skin & thus often internal pains are relieved.
*Sedative -- calms the nervous system, reduces stress & nervousness throughout the body.
*Sialagogue -- stimulates the secretion of saliva from the salivary glands.
*Stimulant -- quickens & enlivens the physiological functions of the body.
*Styptic -- reduces or stops external bleeding.
*Tonics -- strengthens & enlivens either specific organs or the whole body. There are tonics for every system of the body.
*Vulnerary -- applied externally & aids the body in the healing of wounds & cuts.
Now one wouldn't think herbs could do this much, but lo & behold, they can & do!!! One just needs an experienced herbalist to know what to do!!