Red Clover

Red Clover Botanical Name: Trifolium pratense L. Other Common Names: Beebread, cow clover, meadow clover, purple clover, trefoil, wild clover, Wiesenklee (German), trébol (Spanish), rauðsmari (Icelandic), rödklöver (Swedish), triolet (French). TCM Name: Mu Also Known As: Hsun Tsao Meridians: Lung, Kidney, Bladder Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Cleanse Blood/Clear Heat/Remove Toxins: hot flashes, red itchy skin rashes,…

Wood Avens

Wood Avens Botanical Name: Geum urbanum. The Latin name of the species “urbanum” means “of the city” referring to the plant’s liking for areas affected by human activity. Other Common Names: Herb bennet, avens, city avens, European avens, way bennet, Bennet’s root, clove root, colewort, wild rye, benoîte (French), hierba de San Benito (Spanish), febernellikerod…

Oatstraw

(photo from Learningherbs.com) Oatstraw Botanical Name: Avena sativa. Other Common Names: Common oat, groats, herb oats, oatgrass, oats, wild oats. Habitat: Oat straw grows in moderate temperatures such as Northern Europe. It grows well in dry wastelands, cultivated ground, and meadows alike. It is a hardy zone 2-type plant that can be grown in heavier…

Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus. Family Name: Rosaceae Other Common Names: Red raspberry, European red raspberry, wild raspberry, hallon (Swedish), hindbær (Danish), Himbeere (German), framboise (French). TCM Name: Pin Yin: Fu Pen Zi Also Known As: Shan Mei Meridians: Liver, Kidney Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Stabilises and Binds/Tonifie’s the Kidney/Supports Jing (Bind…

Greater Celandine

  (Should be used with Caution)  Celandine Botanical Name: Chelidonium majus. The scientific Genus name Chelidonium is derived from the Greek word “chelidor”, meaning swallow. Other Common Names: Common celandine, garden celandine, celandine poppy, felonwort, swallow wort, wart wort, svaleurt (Norwegian), celidonia (Spanish), eclaire, chélidoine (French), Schöllkraut (German), svölujurt (Icelandic), keltamo (Finnish). Family PAPAVERACEAE – Poppy Family…

Sage

(Photo RHS.org.uk) Sage Botanical Name: Salvia Officinalis. Family Name: Lamiaceae Other Common Names: Common, garden, kitchen or dalmation sage, salie and salvia TCM Name: Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhizae), Shenreg (Salvia officinalis) Also Known As: Cinnabar Root, Red Sage Root Meridians: Heart, Pericardium, Liver Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhizae): Invigorate Blood/Break up Blood Stasis: dysmenorrhea,…

Cleavers

Cleavers Botanical Name Galium aparine Family Name: Rubiaceae Other Names, Goosegrass, Barweed, Hedgeheriff, Hayriffe, Eriffe, Grip Grass, Hayruff, Catchweed, Scratweed, Mutton Chops, Robin-run-in-the-grass, Loveman, Goosebill, Everlasting friendship. TCM Name: Zhu Yang Yang Meridians: Kidney, Liver, Bladder Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Clears Damp Heat: psoriasis, eczema, swollen glands, fever, measles, scarlet fever, hepatitis. Moves…

Blood Sugar Diet Week 5

Weight was 14st 7lbs  now 13 7lbs Total Weight Lost 1 Stone (6 Kilos) Measurements Waist: Was 36                       Now 33 Tummy Was 43                    Now 41 Hips Was 46.5                 …

Blood Sugar Diet Week 4

Weight was 14st 7lbs  now 13 8.5lbs Total Weight Lost 12.5lbs Measurements Waist: Was 36                       Now 33 Tummy Was 43                    Now 41 Hips Was 46.5                       Now…

Hyssop

Hyssop Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis. Family Name: LAMIACEAE Other Common Names: Curdukotu, hastipippili, hisopo, yanagi-hakka. Habitat: Hyssop is native to the Mediterranean countries and temperate parts of Asia but is now widely cultivated all over the world and often used as a decorative plant. Plant Description: Hyssop is a perennial plant from the family of Lamiaceae…