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

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Showing 5 most recent Herbs in this directory
Bitter Orange
Citrus aurantium

  • Rich in antioxidants and bitter components, protects body from environmental and stress induced toxins

  • Help achieve healthy metabolism and weight management

  • Mood enhancer

  • Help balance blood sugar levels

  • Antimicrobial

  • Detox gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen, pancreas and gall bladder






Resources:

Chlorella
Chlorella vulgaris

  • Rich in protein nourish muscles, nerves, brain and connective tissue

  • Balance cholesterol

  • Help balance blood sugar

  • Natural multivitamin and mineral

  • Protects against cancer

  • Strengthens lungs






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






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Motherwort
Leonurus cardiaca

  • Supports heart health

  • Analgesic, eases cramps

  • Regulates menstrual cycle

  • Relieves anxiety

  • Restores over-extended, stretched, swollen ligaments and tendons

  • Restores a tired over-worked spirit






Resources:

Spearmint
Mentha spicata

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

  • Antimicrobial, help clear infections

  • Calms nerves

  • Helps digestion, calms nausea






Resources:

Glossary of Herbs

Latest | A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T W Y
Showing 5 most recent Herbs in this directory
Bitter Orange
Citrus aurantium

  • Rich in antioxidants and bitter components, protects body from environmental and stress induced toxins

  • Help achieve healthy metabolism and weight management

  • Mood enhancer

  • Help balance blood sugar levels

  • Antimicrobial

  • Detox gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen, pancreas and gall bladder






Resources:

Chlorella
Chlorella vulgaris

  • Rich in protein nourish muscles, nerves, brain and connective tissue

  • Balance cholesterol

  • Help balance blood sugar

  • Natural multivitamin and mineral

  • Protects against cancer

  • Strengthens lungs






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:




Motherwort
Leonurus cardiaca

  • Supports heart health

  • Analgesic, eases cramps

  • Regulates menstrual cycle

  • Relieves anxiety

  • Restores over-extended, stretched, swollen ligaments and tendons

  • Restores a tired over-worked spirit






Resources:

Spearmint
Mentha spicata

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

  • Antimicrobial, help clear infections

  • Calms nerves

  • Helps digestion, calms nausea






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