Herbal Monographs

Common name Ginger Latin name Zingiber officinale Parts used Roots System affinities Ginger is sympathetic to the Immune, Digestive, Circulatory, and Respiratory systems. Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha Ginger is an adaptogen.  It frequently acts as Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, or Antispasmodic depending on the...
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Common name St. John’s Wort Latin name Hypericum perforatum Parts used Flowers, leaves, and stems System affinities St. John’s Wort is particularly sympathetic to the Skin and nervous system Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha It is cooling and relaxing.  It frequently acts as...
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Common name Vervain Latin name Verbena officinalis Parts used Leaves, Flowers, roots System affinities Vervain is particularly sympathetic to the Nervous and reproductive system Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha Vervain has Sedative, Analgesic, Relaxant, Emmenagogue qualities. It is cool and drying.  It is...
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Common name Feverfew Latin name Tanacetum parthenium Parts used Whole Plant System affinities Feverfew is sympathetic to the Respiratory, Digestive, Circulatory and Reproductive systems.  It also is often indicated for neurologic complaints such as migraines. Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha Feverfew is cooling...
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Common name Corn Silk Latin name Zea mays Parts used Stigma System affinities Corn silk is particularly sympathetic to the Lower Digestive System and particularly the kidneys.   Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha The silk is cooling and moistening. It is indicated for the...
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