Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information
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Himalayan Viagra (Ophiocordyceps sinensis)
- A fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as a herbal remedy.
O. sinensis is known in the West as a medicinal mushroom, and its use has a long history in Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Traditional Tibetan medicine. The hand-collected (more info - Himalayan Viagra)
Turkey Tail Mushroom (Coriolus versicolor)
- Also called: Coriolus mushrooms, Kawaratake, Yun Zhi, rainbow fungus
Turkey tail mushrooms (Coriolus versicolor, Trametes versicolor, Polyporus versicolor) are an extremely common form of polypore mushroom which can be found around the world. They possess antioxidant, anti-tumour, an (more info - Turkey Tail Mushroom)
Yang Lock (Yang Lock)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
- The flowers are used for their ability to staunch bleeding, such as nosebleeds and cuts, to help menstrual issues and to treat colds and the flu.
Take internally as a tea (infusion), up to three cups a day. To treat cuts and scrapes swab the area liberally. (more info - Yarrow)
WARNING: Do not use while pregnant
Yellow Dock (Yellow Dock)
Yerba Mansa (Yerba Mansa)
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
- Also called: Jesuitís tea.
South American in origin, this holly tree's leaves are often brewed as a tea (see infusion) and drank to fortify the immune system and to help with low energy levels. It is considered a healthy alternative to coffee, as it does not invoke the side-effects often no (more info - Yerba Mate)
WARNING: Do not use while pregnant or breast-feeding.
Excessive use has resulted in increased risk for certain oral cancers.
Yerba Santa (Yerba Santa)
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
- Oils are distilled from freshly picked flowers, which grow in tropical Asia, like the Philipines, India and Indonesia.
Scent is similar to Jasmine, and it is often called the "flower of flowers". (more info - Ylang ylang)
WARNING: Do not use while pregnant.
Make sure of adequate dilution.
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