Rehamnnia Glutinosa

Sheng Di huang Rehamnnia Glutinosa   Personal Note: This is the most Yin of all our herbs. Traditionally used in TCM, Rehmannia is becoming increasingly common in Western formulas for it’s ability to support and rebuild in convalescence. I like it especially post-delivery, or following a significant illness.   Description Sheng Di huang is mainly found 

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Shepherd’s Purse

Shepherd’s Purse Capsella Bursa-Pastoris   Personal Note: Shepherd’s Purse has a long traditional use as what we call a “styptic”, used to staunch bleeding, particularly after delivery. Although not commonly used for other actions, Shepherd’s Purse is also a useful alterative in skin disorders.   Description Shepherd’s purse is known for its triangular, purse-like pods and 

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Night Blooming Cereus

Selenecereus Grandiflorus Night Blooming Cereus   Personal Note: A useful herb in lowering blood pressure, Cereus is often used in combo with other cardiovascular herbs or alteratives.   Description Selenecereus grandiflorus is a species of Night Blooming Cereus originating from Mexico and Central America. It blooms only once a year, for a single night. Its principal 

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