Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut Botanical Name: Aesculus hippocastanum. Other Common Names: Conker, buckeye, Spanish chestnut, yleinen hevoskastanja (Finnish), almindelig hestekastanie (Danish), hästkastanj (Swedish), hrossakastanía (Icelandic), hestekastanje (Norwegian), Rosskastanie (German), marronnier (French), castaño de India (Spanish). Family: Hippocastanaceae TCM Name: Qi Ye Shu Meridians: Liver, Bladder Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Moves and Tonifies Blood/Removes Stasis: thrombosis,…

Marjoram

  Marjoram Botanical Name: (Origanum majorana) Common Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram, Pot Marjoram Marjoram synonyms are: majorana hortensis, moench and majorana. Family Name: Lamiaceae TCM Name: Mo Jiao Lan Meridians: Lung, Spleen Key Actions: Eliminates Phlegm/Drains Damp/Clears Heat. Moves Blood/Calms Shen. Promotes Digestion/Moves Qi. Relieves Pain. Promotes lactation. Medicinal Uses: Headaches, colds, runny nose,…

Chickweed

Herb: Chickweed Botanical Name: Stellaria Media. Common Name Adder’s Mouth, Alsine, Chick Wittles, Chickenmeat, Clucken Wort, Common Chickweed, Hashishat Al Qazzaz, Passerina, Satinflower, Sercedili, Skirt Buttons, Star Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue Grass, Vogelmuur, White Bird’s Wye And Winterweed. Family name Caryophyllaceae Ayurvedic/ TCM Name N/A PARTS USED: Aerial Parts & Roots NATIVE REGION: Chickweed is native to europe…

Pine

  Scot’s Pine Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris, P.rubra Common Names: Scot’s Pine, Scot’s Fir, giubhas (Scot’s Gallic: juicy tree), King of the Forest Family: Pinaceae TCM Name: Song Meridians: Lungs, Intestines Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Pine Nuts: Tonify Lung Yin: lubricate the lungs and intestines, stops cough, promotes bodily fluids, treats constipation. Pine bark: Heals…

Motherwort

    Motherwort Botanical Name: Leonurus cardiaca. The Latin species name cardiaca comes from the plant’s reputation in the past as an effective medicine to treat heart diseases. Other Common Names: Common motherwort, throw-wort, lion’s ear, lion’s tail, hjertespand (Danish), Herzgespann (German), agripalma (Spanish), agripaume cardiaque (French). TCM Name: Yi Mu Cao (The seed is…

The Root Chakra: Muladhara

The Root Chakra Muladhara Chakra Central Theme: Stability, the will to live, self preservation, sense of trust & security, groundedness. Number of Petals: 4 Colour: Red Mantra: LAM Element: Earth Basic Symbol: Square Planet: Mercury Sensory Function: Smell The Root Chakra is the lowest Chakra and as such is the foundation of all of the…

Surviving Menopause

Hmmmm where do i start…. I suppose, Ill just start typing and lets see where i go… Right Why am I writing a blog about Menopause, thats easy, i chose to start doing this blog with the hope it would help me understand the changes that were about to knock my body for six, because…

Incense & Chakras: Frankincense & The Root Chakra

    Since i started studying herbalism 4 years ago, I have felt my in urge to get back on track with my spiritualism, Now i know that may sound strange to some. But 12 years ago, I was a reiki healer, tarot reader and spiritualist, but when my youngest was born 16 weeks premature,…

Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry Botanical Name: Prunus serotina Common Name: Wild cherry, black cherry, American cherry Other Names: Choke Cherry, Virginia Prune, Rumcherry, Cabinet Cherry, Whiskey Cherry Family Roseaceae TCM Name: Yu Li Ren (Prunus japonica) Also Known As: Bush Cherry Pit, “Constrained Plum Pit” Meridians: Western – Lung. Eastern (TCM) – Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Spleen. Key…

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,…