Get to Know Your V-Steam Cast of Plant Helpers!

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Plant Properties

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) prevents infection, speeds healing of wounds, natural antibiotic for skin infections, energetic clearing, mental clarity, relief from menstrual cramps promotes blood circulation, gentle disinfectant for mucous tissue

Catalpa  (Catalpa bignonioides)

Traditionally used to treat asthma and bronchitis, the seeds have been used to treat external wounds.  The tree itself is great for holding soil together, counters soil run off (useful grounding energy).


German Chamomile  (Matricaria recutita)

Nervine-calms headaches, hyperactivity, migraines; nourishes and rejuvenates the skin; counters scaliness, inflammation, wrinkles and stretch marks; *urinary tract infection (*U.T.I); Antispasmodic, Tonic, Diaphoretic-detox; Sedative; Emmenagogue-promotes menstruation, Antiseptic for all *inflammations

Comfrey  (Symphytum officinale)

Demeculent-soothes and relieves inflammation; Astringent-used to heal **sore, bumps, bruises and general vascular health

Grapefruit  (Citrus x paradisi) img_0459

gentle astringent


Lavander  
(Lavandula augustifolia Mill.)

Aromatic; Carminative; Nervine; Restorative; Tonic against faintness (or light head); Antispasmodic; uplifts the spirit


Magnolia 
(Magnolia soulangeana)IMG_0178.jpg

Toner; Astringent; Antiperiodic-prevents reoccurrence of disease, of certain fevers, esp. malaria; Stimulant; Antiseptic-external wounds and pain; used to prevent fainting

Spearmint  (Mentha spicata L.)

relieves pressure of migraine headaches, treats general nervousness and digestive disorders; Antivial-inhibits **herpes; Stimulant; Relaxant; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic-relaxes muscle spasms

Mugwort  (Artemisia vulgaris) Emmenagogue-brings on suppressed period; Diuretic-increases flow of urine,; Diaphoretic-promotes perspiration (detox); with acupuncture used as moxa to warm tissue and remove congestion; sooth cramping; used in Russian folk medicine for nervousness, fright, female weakness-amenorrohea and dysmenorhoea

Plantain  (Plantago lanceolata)

Alterative; Astringent; Diuretic; Antiseptic; soothing, repair of fresh or chronic wound or sores, bruises; img_0472remedy for neuralgia (*herpes); reduces inflammation; hemorrhoid relief; accelerates skin healing
*Side note-I gave plantain as a salve to my sister for a toenail that broke and then came off. It staved off swelling and infection pretty nicely.

Rosebuds  (Rosa centifolia L.)

(gentle) Astringent; used to counter anorexia and bulimia (internally as a tea); the aroma opes the lungs and strengthens the heart(courage); lifts the spirits; gives the skin a ‘rosy complexion’


Red clover  (Trifolium pratense L.)

Alterative; Sedative; Deobstruent; Antiseptic; stops bleeding of wounds pain and infection
Caution! Red clover is a phytoestrogen, it makes things grow. If you have uterine fibroids avoid its use.

Yarrow  (Achillea millefolium) very strong) Astringent, Alterative; Diuretic; Tonic; Diaphoretic-promotes perspiration, treats incontinence, tightens and invigorates the skin

Sources:_______________________________________________________________

http://www.articlesbase.com/gardening-articles/all-you-need-to-know-about-catalpa-trees-701533.html

Indian Herbalogy Of North America, Alma R. Hutchens
Herbs That Heal, Arden Moore and Bridget Doherty
A Modern Herbal, Mrs. Mr. Grieve F.R.H.S.

Rainforest Home Remedies, Rosita Arvigo and Nadine Epstein

Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetable and Herbs, John Heinerman

Holistic Aromatherapy, Christine Wildwood

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