Cranesbill, Wild Geranium
Wild Geranium (North American), Cranesbill, Alum root, stork’s bill Geranium maculatum
Styptic, astringent, tonic
Geranium is used to treat piles and to stop internal bleeding. Taken internally it can calm diarrhea or dysentery. It is used to treat cholera in children and is useful for gargling. The English variety of geranium can be used in a similar manner.
Dosages are 15 to 30 grains of herb. To make an infusion steep 1 ounce of herb in one pint of water.
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Holy Basil, Tulsi
Holy basil, Tulsi Ocimum Sanctum
Kills intestinal parasites, heals acne and other skin infections, stimulates the immune system, digestive aid, appetite stimulant, promotes lactation in nursing mothers. Used in Chinese medicine for stomach, kidney and blood ailments.
Holy Basil has been used to treat a wide range of ailments for thousands of years. It is effective in killing intestinal parasites and has long been used to soothe the stomach and treat a broad range of intestinal ailments.
One animal study
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Pleurisy root, Butterfly weed, Orange Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa
Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, tonic carminative, diuretic, relaxant and mildly cathartic
Pleurisy root is best known for its use in treating lung ailments such as colds, bronchitis and pleurisy. It acts as an expectorant helping to expel excess mucus from the lungs, it calms inflammation, mitigates pain and relieves breathing difficulties.
It is useful to treat scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, bilious fever, typhus, measles and all high fevers. It can also be used to
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Pennyroyal, fleabane, tickweed, mosquito plant, squawmint Mentha pulegium – European Hedeoma pulegoides – American
Insect repellent, decongestant, cough remedy, digestive aid, promotes menstruation, induces abortion
To repel insects the pennyroyal plant can be crushed and rubbed onto the skin or pennyroyal tincture can be incorporated into skin lotions.
According to one source, to repel insects on pets, a garland of pennyroyal may be hung around the pets neck or a bag of pennyroyal can be hung on a regular collar. Another
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Melissa Melissa, Lemon Balm, Bee Balm, Sweet Balm Melissa Officinalis
Antispasmodic, calmative, sedative, encourages menstrual flow, helps release gas from the intestinal system, promotes perspiration, antiviral
Melissa is helpful for depressive illness and restlessness. It can be used to relieve tension related migraine headaches, especially those with associated digestive upset. Melissa can be helpful to calm a nervous, acid stomach and with a wide variety of digestive upsets. It can help those with poor circulation by relieving the sensation of being too cold or too hot.
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Chamomile or Camomile Matricicaria chamomilia – German Chamomile Anthemis nobilis – Roman Chamomile
Stress reliever, sleep aid, digestive aid, antibacterial, liver tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic
Chamomile has a well established reputation at a remedy to strengthen digestion, it is useful to calm stress, relieve colic and promote restful sleep. It is safe for all ages and can be used as to prevent or as a remedy for children’s nightmares.
As a digestive aid, chamomile works to relax the smooth muscles lining the digestive tract and is useful
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The Willow Way Flower essences all come from the Colorado Rocky Mountain alpine country. The energy of these flowers is potent! The life force of an entire year is expressed in these exquisite blossoms, with their amazing morphology and color displaying for only a few weeks. All of these essences are flowers that I have developed relationship with over decades. The process I use to make the essences is an energy medicine, which is similar to homeopathy. The blossoms are not harmed or destroyed, yet the energy frequency of the flower is preserved in an alcohol matrix. These essences
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