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 6 Herbs in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Shepherd's Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris

  • Rich in Vitamin K, stops heavy bleeding especially from fibroids and endometriosis

  • Eases cramps of the smooth muscle (such as uterus and intestines)

  • Relieves urinary and bladder inflammation and bleeding infections

  • Arrests hemorrhaging after childbirth and internal bleeding of the lungs and colon

  • Heals open wounds and eases painful menstrual periods






Resources:

 

Slippery Elm
Ulmus rubra

  • Lubricates and protects mucous membranes and all soft tissues of the body, including vaginal canal

  • Relieves constipation without cramps or diarrhea

  • Super nutritious, Native Americans would often use as baby food and for thrush

  • Draws out toxins from soft tissue


Spearmint
Mentha spicata

  • Anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, eases swelling, pain and cramps

  • Antimicrobial, help clear infections

  • Calms nerves

  • Helps digestion, calms nausea






Resources:

Spirulina



Arthrospira platensis


  • Rich in protein for healthy muscle, brain and nerve function

  • Nourish liver and blood, rich in chlorophyll

  • Antimicrobial

  • Provides clean, steady energy






Resources:




St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum

  • Alleviates depression and anxiety, mood relief

  • Helps to maintain positivity and steady, easy energy

  • Eases irritation and frustration during PMS and Menopause

  • Antiviral






Resources:

Star Anise

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 6 Herbs in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Shepherd's Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris

  • Rich in Vitamin K, stops heavy bleeding especially from fibroids and endometriosis

  • Eases cramps of the smooth muscle (such as uterus and intestines)

  • Relieves urinary and bladder inflammation and bleeding infections

  • Arrests hemorrhaging after childbirth and internal bleeding of the lungs and colon

  • Heals open wounds and eases painful menstrual periods






Resources:

 

Slippery Elm
Ulmus rubra

  • Lubricates and protects mucous membranes and all soft tissues of the body, including vaginal canal

  • Relieves constipation without cramps or diarrhea

  • Super nutritious, Native Americans would often use as baby food and for thrush

  • Draws out toxins from soft tissue


Spearmint
Mentha spicata

  • Anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, eases swelling, pain and cramps

  • Antimicrobial, help clear infections

  • Calms nerves

  • Helps digestion, calms nausea






Resources:

Spirulina



Arthrospira platensis


  • Rich in protein for healthy muscle, brain and nerve function

  • Nourish liver and blood, rich in chlorophyll

  • Antimicrobial

  • Provides clean, steady energy






Resources:




St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum

  • Alleviates depression and anxiety, mood relief

  • Helps to maintain positivity and steady, easy energy

  • Eases irritation and frustration during PMS and Menopause

  • Antiviral






Resources:

Star Anise

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