Herbs can have a generally exciting and stimulating action on the body, or the action can be specific to a body system, for instance pepper and other hot spices act mainly on the digestive system, increasing the amount of energy you get from food. The caffeine content in herbs like in coffee, tea, and yerba mate are stimulating to the central nervous system.
Use a light hand when trying any new herb, until you are comfortable with the level of stimulation it has on your system.
Biennial/Tender Perennial herb :
Angelica is a good herb to add to treatments for colds, congestion, and fevers. Angelica root is warming and stimulating to the lungs, helping to ease chest congestion...
Theobromine, the alkaloid contained in cacao beans, resembles
caffeine in its action, but its effect on the central nervous system is less
powerful and does not have the sleep disturbing effects of caffeine....
tropical perennial plant :
Traditional Ayurevedic medicinal plant used to treat high blood pressure, help in losing weight, improving digestion and nutrient absorption, fighting cancer, and immune system support....
Tropical tree :
Both Garcinia cambogia and the extracted acid HCA are widely used in weight control formulas. HCA inhibits the formation of fatty acids and therefore less fat is available to the cells to be stored by the body....
Rose-scented pelargonium oil is commonly know as geranium oil in aromatherapy. Pelargoniums were used in South Africa as a traditional medicine for healing cold sores, sore throats and infections...
Perennial Monocot reed :
Ginger combines well with many herbs, improving taste and potency. Ginger speeds up the delivery of healthy plant chemicals into the bloodstream while adding a spicy, hot zest to your favorite dishes....
Evergreen subtropical tree :
Grapefruit increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system, and may help to regulate body weight with regular use. It is also a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C....
perennial plant :
Grated, fresh horseradish is pungent source of mustard oil, and is used in
herbal kitchen medicine in much the same way as mustard. Horseradish may be
one of the fastest ways to clear congested sinuses, and its antibiotic properties
helps to h...
Oregano has a very ancient reputation and has been used in both the kitchen and the sickroom since the time of the ancients. Many would be surprised to learn that oregano
is ranked first among the culinary herbs in antioxidant power. Many of the
Perennial Herb :
Peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that soothes stomachaches and relieves gas. Peppermint oil is cooling and analgesic, relieving heat and inflammation while it increases blood flow to the painful area....
Perennial Herb :
Tansy is a widely grown herb with a number of traditional medicinal uses,
but needs to be used with an abundance of caution. Tansy was a popular strewing herb in times past because it's clean, camphorous scent repelled flies and other pests. It is still ...
Evergreen Shrub :
Black tea, Oolong/Wu long tea and green and white teas are all from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The health benefits of tea are mainly credited to the catechin polyphenols,
particularly epigallocatechin gallate, or (EGCG). Plant
evergreen tree :
Containing 196 active compounds, nutrients, and amino acids, Yerba mate is touted as the new healthy alternative to coffee....
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