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Herbal Profile Database
Clicking on the links below will take you to the pages where you can look-up the herbal profiles.
All profiles will be written in the following format:
This is a general explanation of how the listings of herbals work. Each section, if needed will have a brief description of what is to be expected.
The title of the post will have the common name for the herb.
Latin Name: This is the scientific name for the herb. In natural health, many herbs can have the same common name. This is the classification that will let you know if you have the right one.
Synonyms: These are the other names that the herb is known by in other regions of the world.
Origins: Where the herb was first discovered. This will also contain information on current regions that are growing the herb as well.
Recommended preparations: The most common way to administer the herb. This section will be broken down into body systems as well. Don’t worry. There will be a page added to this blog that will include instructions on how to make the preparations. Many are quite simple.
Parts Used: Many times only one or two parts of the herb are used. They will be listed here.
Complimentary Herbs: These are herbs that work well with the herb being profiled. They either balance the herb or strengthen its effects.
Appearance: Along with the picture at the beginning of the post, this will contain a written description of the herb. This is just in case you happen to want to grow the herb and you happen to be in the region that supports it growth.
History: Everything gets its start somewhere, and so do herbs. This is a brief history of how it got its name, what it was used for it folklore (if any), and what they used it for then.
Properties: This is a listing of the medicinal properties of the herb. Again, there will be a page added with the medical terms and what they mean. After all, not all of us understand med-speak.
Possible substitutions: Can’t find the herb anywhere? This will let you know what you can use in its place.
Pricing and availability: This part of the post will tell you the average price for the herb on the open market. This includes bulk price, and prepared price. I like to include this because there are companies out there that try to sell you herbs that are watered down and cut with something else to make it cheaper.