Herbal Monographs

Common name Loveroot, Lovage, Porter’s Lovage, Porter’s Ligusticum, Osha, Chuchupate, Wild Parsley Latin name Ligusticum porteri  Parts used Root System affinities It is particularly sympathetic to the respiratory and immune systems. Energetics/characteristics/dosha It is energetically relaxing and heating.  It is...
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Common name Licorice Latin name Glycyrrhiza glaba Parts used Bark, Root, Stems, Stolon System affinities Licorice is particularly sympathetic to the digestive system but finds applications in the respiratory, nervous, immune, and reproductive systems as well. Energetics/characteristics/dosha Energetically Licorice is...
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Common name Sage Latin name Salvia officinalis Parts used leaves System affinities Sage finds applications in a variety of body systems.  Energetics/characteristics/dosha Energetically sage is rather balancing, it is somewhat relaxing and somewhat tightening, it is not warming nor cooling,...
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Common name Lungwort Latin name Pulmonaria officinalis Parts used leaves, roots, flowers System affinities Lungwort is sympathetic to the respiratory and immune systems. Energetics/characteristics/dosha Energetically lungwort is considered relaxing, and slightly mostening.  It is antibacterial, demulcent, and expectorant. Taste/Quality Lungwort...
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Common name Old Man’s Beard Latin name Usnea barbata  Parts used whole lichen System affinities Usnea is particularly sympathetic to the respiratory and immune systems. Energetics/characteristics/dosha It is tightening and cold.  It is Antiviral, decongestant, and expectorant. Taste/Quality Usnea is...
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