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Safflower is most well known as a natural remedy used for weight loss and as a body building supplement. That is only the beginning though. It has some very beneficial constituents, and a million and one uses. It contains Fatty acids, oleic-palmitic, linoleic linolenic, and stearic, to name a few. It's very much like Calendula(marigold). Read more about Safflower here.
Sarsaparilla has so many applications it's unbelievable. To name a few, herbalist use it for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiscrofulous, and antiviral properties, as an appetite depressant for dealing with obesity, cancer, depurative and for its tonic properties. The tonic properties that it has means it generates a sense of well-being and overall vitality. The Chinese refer to this concept as "chi".Learn more about Sarsaparilla here.
Rarely do you hear anyone mention that Sassafras is an oneirogen, yet I find it to be one of my favorites. It has applications in the culinary arts, medicinal qualities, and a history of use in the original root beer recipes, being a psychoactive ingredient. The FDA banned its use in anything for human consumption due to the psychoactive and mildly psychedelic safrole that the root contains. Regardless, it's still in demand to this day, and its historic reputation has never faded. Learn more about Sassafras here.
Saw Palmetto is primarily known for its use in dealing with prostate issues. It does have other properties though, and is quickly gaining a reputation as a safe and what people consider effective remedy. The plant produces some rather interesting looking berries, which are the part that's used the most. Learn more about Saw Palmetto here.
Schisandra berries are well known in ancient chinese medicine. It's been used to
sedate irritated nerves, to sustain youthful vigor, for its adaptogenic properties ( helps the body cope with stress ), as a stimulant for the central nervous system, and a natural nootropic. This is only the beginning. Learn much more about Schisandra berries here.
Motherwort is a rather unique plant. It's generally a medicine used for feminine ailments, hints the name. It has emmenagogue, diuretic, and vasodilator properties, and has been used by herbalist for such things as heart conditions and hyperthyroidism. Because of its vasodialtor properties ( widens and assist blow to flow more smoothly ), I find it useful for headaches, cardiovascular health, and to counteract other plants that have vasoconstricting properties. Learn more about Siberian Motherwort here.
Skullcap is an incredible herbal muscle relaxer and sedative. It's soothing to nerves and has a blissful quality to it. It has a wide number of medicinal uses and was considered mystical by Native Americans and various other cultures. Its purple flowers are an indication to shamans of its tranquil and mystic nature. Learn more about Skullcap here.
Slippery elm is very much like Mullein, and Coltsfood. If you're familiar with them than you should already have an understanding of this one. It contains mucilage, which is an alkaloid thats soothing to irritated lungs, the respiratory system, and the stomach and GI tract. Many use it for dealing with ulcers. It goes great with Aloe vera and other similar plants. Don't think that's all there is too it though, Learn much more about Slippery elm here.
Spearmint literally contains menthol. The same menthol that's used in menthol cigarettes, and over-the-counter medications. It's also an active ingredient in Listerine. There's much more to the plant than most people think. It's great for the stomach, GI tract, digestion, and has properties that fight against certain harmful microbes. It's also a natural insecticide and pesticide. Learn more about Spearmint here.
St. Johns Wort was an ancient alchemist favorite. The flowers literally contain melatonin. It's an SSRI though and can be dangerous if combined with certain drugs. On it's own, it's harmless. It's used to correct mood, and cope with anxiety, depression, and herbalist even suggest it to treat insomnia. It produces a very nice red oil that can easily be captured. Learn more about St Johns Wort Here.
Some people actively try to avoid sugar. The only sugar that's really natural is found naturally in foods. When you buy sugar, you're actually buying a free-based substance. Stevia is a great way to sweeten your teas or infusions without using sugar, or even honey. There's a lot more to it than being an alternative sweetner though. Learn more about Stevia here.
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