Herbs that help the body adapt to the various stresses it is under. While they could be classified under the endocrine system due to their beneficial effect on hormone balancing and glandular support, they also have benefits to every other major system of the body, so I chose to create a section specifically for adaptogens. The most recent post is shown below, or click the Adaptogenic Herbs link above to view a list of all posts in this section.
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)Ashwagandha Withania somnifera is an amazing adaptogenic herb that grows in India, Northern Africa and the Middle East. It is a shrub that grows to approximately 3 feet tall and is said to have an odor similar to a sweaty horse. It is also called Indian Ginseng or Ayurvedic Ginseng due to its many beneficial […]Read More »
Immune System Herbs
Are of importance, not only to those looking to strengthen their immune system when preparing for travel, during cold and flu season, or just when they start feeling like they are coming down with something, but also to those of us with autoimmune disorders. The most recent post is shown below, or click the Immune System Herbs link above to view a list of all posts in this section.
EchinaceaEchinacea Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea are very commonly used to help support the immune system. Some of the other names these herbs are known by are Black Samson; Black Sampson; Black Susan; Comb Flower; Hedgehog; Indian Head; Kansas Snakeroot; Missouri Snakeroot; Narrow-leaved Echinacea; Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower; Pale-flowered Echinacea; Pale Purple Coneflower; Purple Coneflower; Rudbeckia; […]Read More »
Respiratory System Herbs
Beneficial for helping support the respiratory system, expel mucous, open airways for easier breathing, etc.. They are not only beneficial when we are sick, but they can be used for cleansing as well as supportive for those with respiratory conditions to help lessen the amount of prescription medication that may be needed. The most recent post is shown below, or click on the Respiratory System Herbs link above to view a list of all posts in this section.
AniseedAniseed Pimpinella anisum is also known as Anise or Wild Anise. This herb is not to be confused with Star Anise. Aniseed is an annual herb from the parsley family that is native to Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. It is an annual and can be planted in herb gardens in southern areas as […]Read More »