Herbal Medicine

09/17/17
Cardamon (Elettaria cardamomum)
In Ayurveda medicine it's used in an infusion known as "Unmadnashak Ghrita", and as a mild sedative. Sedatives are known to reduce irritability and excitement. Cardamon is also used to relieve nausea.

Ancient Chinese Medicine Burdock Root

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Burdock Root

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                   Burdock is used in herbal medicine as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying tool. In traditional chinese medicine the herb is called Pinyin. An oil extract of the Burdock root has been nicknamed "Bur oil", and is used in Europe for a supposed scalp treatment. Modern research on Burdock suggest that the root oil is rich in phytosterois and essential fatty acids. Burdock has been known to increase lactation. For this reason the use of this herb should be avoided during pregnancy. Studies have shown that burdock can cause uterus stimulation. It was also prized among the Native Americans.


Burdock is used by herbalist as a blood purifier. This makes it much like Echinacea, Goldenseal, or even Myrrh. It's prized for clearing the bloodstream of toxic waste. Other medicinal applications include eczema treatment, acne, and psoriasis. It has also been used by alternative healers for such ailments as chronic dieases, cancers, diabetes, and AIDS. Recent research also confirms that it has prebiotic properties which may improve ones health!. One should still conduct much research and speak with a trained health care provider before making any decisions.


Burdock is a "Diuretic."
What is a Diuretic?


A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine.


What is a Diaphoretic?


A diaphoretic is something that has the power to cause increased perspiration.


You should always research precautions, interactions, possible side effects, and dosages when even considering herbal medicine. The same research should be conducted for pharmaceuticals too. Consult your healthcare provider before use. These items and statements have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.


Tools like these have been used to assist the human body and spirit in healing for centuries. For those left with any doubt of their medicinal abilities, we ( the herbal community ) have modern medicine and phytochemistry to thank for sharing the scientific facts surrounding the clinical potential of these plants. The majority of modern break throughs in medicine are nothing more than synthetic chemicals originally produced by plants.

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