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April Herb Walk in Photos

 Yarrow - Achillea millifolium - Vitalizes blood and removes congestion. Regulates menstruation. Promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation, benefits the skin. Anti-microbial. Used to treat all types of wounds.

Yarrow – Achillea millifolium – Vitalizes blood and removes congestion. Regulates menstruation. Promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation, benefits the skin. Anti-microbial. Used to treat all types of wounds.

 Viola sp.- violet - Chronic bronchial conditions, swollen glands, anti-tumor properties (especially breast lumps), chronic dry skin, immune stimulating. Externally for wound healing and sores. Salves.

Viola sp.- violet – Chronic bronchial conditions, swollen glands, anti-tumor properties (especially breast lumps), chronic dry skin, immune stimulating. Externally for wound healing and sores. Salves.

 Taraxacum officinale- dandelion - Leaf - High potassium content, diuretic, promotes urination. Useful for reducing edema, water retention, high blood pressure. Kidney tonic.

Taraxacum officinale- dandelion – Leaf – High potassium content, diuretic, promotes urination. Useful for reducing edema, water retention, high blood pressure. Kidney tonic.

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium - Circulates Uterus Qi and harmonizes menstruation. Migraine treatment, PMS, menstrual cramps, diaphoretic (onset of colds and flu), myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis. Infusion of flowers kills parasites (tapeworm, pinworm). Reduces inflammation, swelling in sprains, strains, bruises. Promotes wound healing. Useful for skin issues, eczema, acne, sunburn. Contraindicated for pregnant women. Infusions and tinctures.

Feverfew – Tanacetum parthenium – Circulates Uterus Qi and harmonizes menstruation. Migraine treatment, PMS, menstrual cramps, diaphoretic (onset of colds and flu), myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis. Infusion of flowers kills parasites (tapeworm, pinworm). Reduces inflammation, swelling in sprains, strains, bruises. Promotes wound healing. Useful for skin issues, eczema, acne, sunburn. Contraindicated for pregnant women. Infusions and tinctures.

Plantain - Plantago lanceolata - Clears heat and toxins, reduces inflammation and relieves swelling, promotes detoxification, removes lymph congestion and benefits skin. Venomous bites, eczema, dry skin, rashes, swollen glands. Lung phlegm heat, dry cough, yellow thick phlegm, unproductive expectoration.

Plantain – Plantago lanceolata – Clears heat and toxins, reduces inflammation and relieves swelling, promotes detoxification, removes lymph congestion and benefits skin. Venomous bites, eczema, dry skin, rashes, swollen glands. Lung phlegm heat, dry cough, yellow thick phlegm, unproductive expectoration.

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea - Diuretic, astringent, tonic and gently stimulant. Useful in kidney diseases and for indigestion. Helps to relieve coughing.  Colds, catarrh, sinusitis and bronchial congestion are all conditions currently still treated with Ground Ivy. We drink it to help with pollen issues. Can make a wash for sore, burning eyes.

Ground Ivy – Glechoma hederacea – Diuretic, astringent, tonic and gently stimulant. Useful in kidney diseases and for indigestion. Helps to relieve coughing. Colds, catarrh, sinusitis and bronchial congestion are all conditions currently still treated with Ground Ivy. We drink it to help with pollen issues. Can make a wash for sore, burning eyes.

Cutleaf Geranium - Geranium dissectum - Astringent. Stops blood in stool or urine, nosebleed, bleeding hemorrhoids, diarrhea, promotes tissue repair; mouth sores, skin, pyorrhea, ulcers. Mouthwashes and gargles, enemas, washes, tinctures for stomach ulcers, and other internal issues.

Cutleaf Geranium – Geranium dissectum – Astringent. Stops blood in stool or urine, nosebleed, bleeding hemorrhoids, diarrhea, promotes tissue repair; mouth sores, skin, pyorrhea, ulcers. Mouthwashes and gargles, enemas, washes, tinctures for stomach ulcers, and other internal issues.

Cutleaf Geranium - Geranium dissectum - Astringent. Stops blood in stool or urine, nosebleed, bleeding hemorrhoids, diarrhea, promotes tissue repair; mouth sores, skin, pyorrhea, ulcers. Mouthwashes and gargles, enemas, washes, tinctures for stomach ulcers, and other internal issues.

Cutleaf Geranium – Geranium dissectum – Astringent. Stops blood in stool or urine, nosebleed, bleeding hemorrhoids, diarrhea, promotes tissue repair; mouth sores, skin, pyorrhea, ulcers. Mouthwashes and gargles, enemas, washes, tinctures for stomach ulcers, and other internal issues.

Fleabane - Erigeron annuus - Astringent. Gout, rheumatism diarrhea, coughing or vomiting blood, heavy menstrual flow, intermenstrual bleeding. Flowers are inflammatory, leaves are antioxidants and neuroprotective, root is antiinflammatory.

Fleabane – Erigeron annuus – Astringent. Gout, rheumatism diarrhea, coughing or vomiting blood, heavy menstrual flow, intermenstrual bleeding. Flowers are inflammatory, leaves are antioxidants and neuroprotective, root is antiinflammatory.

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale - root - Liver and gallbladder tonic, promotes detoxification, increases bile flow, relieves liver congestion, treatment for chronic eczema, promotes urination, reduces infection and inflammation, nourishes the blood, relieves fatigue, immunostimulant, anti-viral, lowers cholesterol.

Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale – root – Liver and gallbladder tonic, promotes detoxification, increases bile flow, relieves liver congestion, treatment for chronic eczema, promotes urination, reduces infection and inflammation, nourishes the blood, relieves fatigue, immunostimulant, anti-viral, lowers cholesterol.

Comfrey - Symphytum officinalis - Enriches the Yin, moistens dryness, restores the blood, relieves fatigue, strengthens connective tissue. Anti-inflammatory and astringent, reduces swelling and pain, promotes tissue regeneration (wounds, broken bones, ulcers). Do not use on puncture wounds.

Comfrey – Symphytum officinalis – Enriches the Yin, moistens dryness, restores the blood, relieves fatigue, strengthens connective tissue. Anti-inflammatory and astringent, reduces swelling and pain, promotes tissue regeneration (wounds, broken bones, ulcers). Do not use on puncture wounds.

Cleavers - Galium aparine - Refrigerant, Promotes detoxification, clears lymph congestion, reduces eczema, reduces tumors, thins the blood, dissolves clots. Especially useful for hot skin conditions; boils, burns, sores, ulcers. Fresh juice is best. Cold infusions and tinctures are also good.

Cleavers – Galium aparine – Refrigerant, Promotes detoxification, clears lymph congestion, reduces eczema, reduces tumors, thins the blood, dissolves clots. Especially useful for hot skin conditions; boils, burns, sores, ulcers. Fresh juice is best. Cold infusions and tinctures are also good.

 Calendula - Calendula officinalis - Clears heat and toxins, reduces infection and inflammation, relieves swelling, stimulates immunity, relieves lymph congestion, reduces lipids. Promotes rapid wound healing.

Calendula – Calendula officinalis – Clears heat and toxins, reduces infection and inflammation, relieves swelling, stimulates immunity, relieves lymph congestion, reduces lipids. Promotes rapid wound healing.

Borage - Borrago officinalis - Enriches lung Yin, moistens dryness, supports the heart and lifts the spirit.  Detoxicant, demulcent, diuretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory. Soothes sore swollen throat, relieves dry coughs.

Borage – Borrago officinalis – Enriches lung Yin, moistens dryness, supports the heart and lifts the spirit. Detoxicant, demulcent, diuretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory. Soothes sore swollen throat, relieves dry coughs.

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2 responses to “April Herb Walk in Photos

  1. americancountrygirl

    Going to harvest as many of these today as I can find and make myself a nice tonic infusion to drink over next couple of days 🙂

  2. robynbarron

    How would you use comfrey as an anti inflammatory? I have lots of it growing but only use it for the compost and mulch. Also the plantain how do you use it? I have always pulled it out before it seeds, if it is useful I should leave it.