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Western Herbology

Western herbology is a vast study, but everyone should know something about the herbs that are available to us. Unlike in China, in the West many herb are used singly, just by themselves. Some examples are elderberry for viruses, ginger for digestive upset, cinnamon for blood sugar imbalances. Many of the spices in our kitchens are actually medicinal herbs that can be used for healing. Herbs are often grouped according to their therapeutic actions. A few examples out the of 43 separate actions are: antimicrobial herbs that treat bacterial infections, adaptogenic herbs that act to strengthen the body and increase resistance to stress, cholagogue herbs that stimulate the flow of bile from the gallbladder to the duodenum and nervine herbs that relax and sooth the...