Psychologists in the field of "psychoneuroimmunology" have shown that the state of mind affects one's state of health. ~American Psychological Association
When practitioners and educators talk about 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, we often refer to multiple systems and aspects of the body and mind. There really isn’t a way to support one body system without referring to and supporting another.
It’s all Connected
So when we ask plants for support we must address more than what is happenig on the surface you must go deeper
Life Scientists, Psychologists and health care providers alike also educate in this manner, however, usually from an after-care POV instead of preventative, but there is still a disconnect on how the public recieved and understands this important point.
It’s like that children’s song, “The leg bone's connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!”
Just as all the bones are connected to make a full functioning skeleton, your muscles, tendons and nerves are what allow you to move them. Along with the tissues and skin that protect them and the heart, brain and their constituents to pump the blood, circulate oxygen and send messages on what movement to perform, because each part requires the support of the other.
So when we ask plants for support we must address more than what is happenig on the surface we must go deeper and discover where else needs support in the body, mind and yes the spirit too.
Look to your easily accessible kitchen herbs, they have phenomenal medicinal qualities
I have compiled a list of herbs a mix of easily accessible kitchen herbs that have phenomenal medicinal qualities and a selection of adaptogen, nervine and other immune supportive herbs that help to navigate imbalances that causes stress and illness. Again, stress compromises the body systems and magnifies illness so its important to have practices in addition to herbal medicine in place to support stress management. Check this link for self-care ideas: https://pin.it/7FdS1ya
𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒔
𝑨 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 & 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒌𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒖𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆.
𝑪𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒏 - astringent, anti-fungal, sedative, antiseptic, antibacterial, carminative, stimulant, respiratory issues, diarrhea, nausea, improves digestion, spasms, vomiting, calms stomach
𝑮𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 - anti-inflammatory, antacid, analgesic, nervine, stimulant, antispasmodic, tonic, pneumonia, sore throat, flu, respiratory complaint, nausea, kidney support, indigestion, cramps, fatigue, circulation, colds, sinuses, colitis, headache
𝑮𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒄 (RAW)- antiviral, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, immunostimulant, expectorant, HBP, coughs, diabetes, heart, infectious disease, respiratory complaints, blood purifier, circulation, allergies, parasites, mucus, fever, flu, diarrhea, liver detox, candida, gas, hypoglycemia
𝑻𝒉𝒚𝒎𝒆 -expectorant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, nervine, vulnerary, migraines, fever, heartburn, throat complaints, digestion, respiratory complaint, colds, mucus, lung complaints, sinuses, acute bronchitis, colic, worms
𝑻𝒖𝒓𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄 -anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antioxidant, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, vulnerary, stimulant, liver, gallstones, arthritis, blood purifier, digestive tonic, asthma
𝑶𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒐 - antiseptic, antimicrobial, aromatic, astringent, carminative, anti-fungal, diaphoretic, expectorant, tonic, emmenagogue, stimulant, stomachic, antioxidant, respiratory infections, digestive tract, coughs, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, chest congestion
𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍 - anti-bacterial, antispasmodic, colds, flu, spasm, vomiting, kidney complaints, liver, colon, fevers, indigestion, nausea, constipation, headaches
𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒆𝒍 - Vitamin C rich, antiseptic, nutritive, decongestant, carminative, digestive tonic, colds, flu, gallstones, kidhey stones,
The herb allies you can build long-term relationships with and have a lifetime of good health because of them. Adaptogen herbs that assists in adapting one to stress, whether emotional, physical, or environmental. The hallmark of adaptogens is that they have a normalizing influence on physiological processes.
𝑨𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒔 - antibacterial, anhydrotic, antiviral, cardio-tonic, immunostimulant, diuretic, allergies, HBP, digestion, colds, liver conditions, heart disease, hypertension, fatigue, chronic weakness, weak lungs, diabetes,
𝑨𝒔𝒉𝒘𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂 - sedative, tonic, immunomodulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, nervine, antispasmodic, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, muscle tone, arthritis, T-cell, hypoglycemia, stabilizes cholesterol
𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒚 𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍(𝑻𝒖𝒍𝒔𝒊) - antibacterial, antiviral, carminative, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, expectorant, radioprotective, tonic, stimulant, hypotensive, and immune amphoteric, protects the heart from stress, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar levels, enhances digestion, cerebral circulation, memory, concentration, and mental acuity.
𝑹𝒉𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒐𝒍𝒂 - antidepressant, astringent, mental clarity, memory, energy production, stress, circulation, increase energy,
𝑹𝒆𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒊 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 - anti-allergenic, nervine, antiviral, antitumor, immune tonic, relaxant, nervine, HBP, cholesterol, pneumonia, angina, stomach diseases, dizziness, diabetes, bronchial asthma, fatigue
𝑳𝒊𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒆 - antiinflamatory, demulcent, expectorant, pectoral, lung problems, circulation, colds, sore throat, low blood sugar, allergies, adrenal, edema, blood cleanser, phlegm, arthritis
𝑶𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒔
𝑳𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏 𝑩𝒂𝒍𝒎 - antiviral, nervine, sedative, antidepressant, antiseptic, antithyrotropic, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, colds, fever, regulating hyperactive thyroid, cold sores, herpes, shingles, hysteria, enhance sleep, aid memory/ concentration, tonifies and repairs nervous system, dementia and Alzheimer’s
𝑳𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 - antiviral, nervine, analgesic, antifungal, aromatic, relaxant, circulatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, disinfectant, carminative, tension, anxiety, relieves gas, headache, nervousness, insomnia, digestion, nausea eating, lice, burns, sores, infections
𝑶𝒂𝒕𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘 nutritive, nervine, antidepressant, antispasmodic, demulcent, bladder, nervous conditions, insomnia, heart strengthening, kidney, liver disorders, lungs, constipation, gall bladder, indigestion, urinary organs
𝑵𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒔 - nutritive, antiseptic, expectorant, hemostatic, astringent, alterative, diuretic, circulation, diarrhea, blood purifier, HBP, asthma, inflamed kidney, respiratory tract , bronchitis, infections, high in vitamin K
𝑬𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒂 antibioti, antiseptic, antiviral, vulnerary, mucilant, immunostimulant, blood, lymphatic system, tonsillitis, flu, circulation, fever, emphysema, bladder infection
𝑹𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒔 - antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, nutritive, anti-pyretic, Vitamin C rich, bladder conditions, circulation, colds, coughs, dizziness, blood purifier, fevers, stress, nervousness, sore throat, migraines, kidneys, flu, nerves, heart
𝑬𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒚 - alternative, anti-inflammatory, detoxicant, flu, fever, allergies, hay fever, pneumonia, colds, ulcers, sinus congestion, digestive complaints, respiratory complaints, brain
𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒏 - nutritive, diuretic, tonic, bitter, vitamins A and B Leaf: calcium, potassium, iron, carotenoids, coumarins. Root: potassium, calcium, phenolic acids, stabilize blood sugar, skin eruptions, chronic jaundice, rheumatism, chronic gastritis, mouth ulcers, digestive tonic, liver detoxification, hepatitis, acute infections, flu, skin ulcers, fluid retention, stomach disorders, constipation, breast health, blood purifier, kidney 𝑶𝒂𝒕𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘 - antidepressant, antispasmodic, nervine, nutritive, tonic, improves appetite, arthritis, constipation, urinary organs, gout, gallstones, lungs, liver, kidney, strengthens heart, insomnia, pancreas, bladder, indigestion, skin
𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆: 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒍 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒆. 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒂𝒈𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔. 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒅𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒔. This is not a complete list and should be taken under advisment of an experienced herbalist and health care professional.
Immunomodulant herbs include astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), holy basil or tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), reishi mushroom (Ganoderma spp.) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) To learn more about herbs & ways to prepare them visit one of my favorite sites theherbalacademy.com. Some herbs are available for purchase as herbal extractions and tea blends on my website littleloveaffairs.com. If you have questions or would like a consultation email me at email@example.com
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References : Making Plant Medicine, R.Cech; The Herbarium, The Herbal Academy; The Little Herb Encyclopedia, J.Ritchason N.D.; THE MODERN HERBAL DISPENSATORY, T. Easley and S. Horne