Herb

glossary

by Luna Rain Botanicals

Details for each ingredient used in our formulas, and tips on preparing and using herbs as part of a Radiant Womb Lifestyle.

Storing

Dried Herbs

  • Properly stored dried herbs are best used within 2 years, after which potency may begin to diminish
  • Use airtight, non-plastic containers
  • Store in cool, dry places
  • Keep out of direct sunlight by using dark colored glass jars, keep them in a closed, cool cabinet, or make a curtain to cover them if need be
  • Whole herbs last longer than powders and cut/sifted herbs
  • Store in the freezer for at least 3 days to kill weevils, eggs and larvae (weevils are harmless and they love organic herbs)
  • Label container with name and purchase/discard date

Preparing

Herbal Teas

  • Use only purified water
  • Do not use aluminum cookware, it can react with chemicals in herbs and accumulate in body causing chronic conditions, use stainless steel, earthenware, cast iron, or enamel free of cracks
  • Brew in nonmetal teapot or mug
  • Try to drink at least 3 cups of herbal tea daily
  • Enjoy teas at least 10 minutes before or after eating in order to avoid diluting digestive juices
  • Do not use white sugar to sweeten, instead try honey, coconut sugar, date sugar, stevia, etc.
  • FOR BASIC TEAS:  Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1-2 tsp of herbs.  Steep covered 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
  • INFUSIONS:  Infusions are stronger than teas and extract much more active constituents of the herbs than teas do.  Pour 1 pint of boiling water over 1 ounce of dried herb.  Steep covered 10-20 minutes.  Strain and enjoy.  May be stored in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Glossary of Herbs

Latest | A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T W Y
There are currently 2 Herbs in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nettle Root
Urtica dioica

  • Anti-inflammatory, assists with joint and muscle pain

  • Supports healthy urinary function, helps clear lower urinary tract infections

  • Rich in minerals

  • Eases allergies


 




Resources:

 

Noni
Morinda citrifolia

  • A superfruit from the South Pacific

  • Laboratory studies show Noni to have antioxidant, immune-stimulating, and tumor-fighting properties

  • Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antitumor

  • Relieves pain, and swelling, anti-inflammatory

  • Balances blood pressure

  • Reduces total cholesterol and triglyceride levels

  • Slows absorption of simple sugars from gut, helping to balance blood sugar

  • Treat parasitic infections






Resources:

Glossary of Herbs

Latest | A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T W Y
There are currently 2 Herbs in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nettle Root
Urtica dioica

  • Anti-inflammatory, assists with joint and muscle pain

  • Supports healthy urinary function, helps clear lower urinary tract infections

  • Rich in minerals

  • Eases allergies


 




Resources:

 

Noni
Morinda citrifolia

  • A superfruit from the South Pacific

  • Laboratory studies show Noni to have antioxidant, immune-stimulating, and tumor-fighting properties

  • Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antitumor

  • Relieves pain, and swelling, anti-inflammatory

  • Balances blood pressure

  • Reduces total cholesterol and triglyceride levels

  • Slows absorption of simple sugars from gut, helping to balance blood sugar

  • Treat parasitic infections






Resources:

Storing

Dried Herbs

  • Properly stored dried herbs are best used within 2 years, after which potency may begin to diminish
  • Use airtight, non-plastic containers
  • Store in cool, dry places
  • Keep out of direct sunlight by using dark colored glass jars, keep them in a closed, cool cabinet, or make a curtain to cover them if need be
  • Whole herbs last longer than powders and cut/sifted herbs
  • Store in the freezer for at least 3 days to kill weevils, eggs and larvae (weevils are harmless and they love organic herbs)
  • Label container with name and purchase/discard date

Preparing

Herbal Teas

  • Use only purified water
  • Do not use aluminum cookware, it can react with chemicals in herbs and accumulate in body causing chronic conditions, use stainless steel, earthenware, cast iron, or enamel free of cracks
  • Brew in nonmetal teapot or mug
  • Try to drink at least 3 cups of herbal tea daily
  • Enjoy teas at least 10 minutes before or after eating in order to avoid diluting digestive juices
  • Do not use white sugar to sweeten, instead try honey, coconut sugar, date sugar, stevia, etc.
  • FOR BASIC TEAS:  Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1-2 tsp of herbs.  Steep covered 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
  • INFUSIONS:  Infusions are stronger than teas and extract much more active constituents of the herbs than teas do.  Pour 1 pint of boiling water over 1 ounce of dried herb.  Steep covered 10-20 minutes.  Strain and enjoy.  May be stored in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

I believe that for every illness or ailment known to man, that God has a plant out here that will heal it. We just need to keep discovering the properties for natural healing.

Vannoy Gentles