Herbal Material Medica

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Below is an Herbal Materia Medica for your reference. *

Key for herb information presented below:

Common Name (Other Name)
Latin Name; Family
Anastasia’s Remedies: Name of products we use the herb in
Uses: Ethnomedicinal and common.
Properties: V is for Vata, P is for Pitta, K is for Kapha (see Introduction to Ayurveda)

Echinacea

Echinacea augustifolia; Compositae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Activates Immunity, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Clears Toxins, Decreases Eruptive Fevers, Decreases Pain, Promotes Cleansing Congested Lymph, Resolves Tumors, Restrains Infections

Systems:

Properties:

Pungent, Salty / Cooling / Dry

Ginkgo (Yin guo ye)

Ginkgo biloba; Ginkgoaceae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Increases Memory, Promotes Clear Thinking, Relieves Depression, Restores Brain and Nerves, Restores Capillary and Coronary Cirulation, Vitalizes Heart Blood

Systems:

Cardiovascular, Nervous, Respiratory, Urogenital

Properties:

Astringent, Bitter, Sweet

Goldenseal

Hydratis Canadensis; Ranunculaceae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Antibiotic, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Clears Toxins, Decongestive, Decreases Heat Liver-Gallbladder, Decreases Inflammation, Parasites, Resolves Mucus

Systems:

Properties:

Astringent / Cooling / Pungent, Bitter, PK-, V+

Gotu Kola (Mandukaparni)

Centella asiatica

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Alternative, Diuretic, Local Stimulant, Promotes Intelligence, Promotes Longevity, Tonic

Systems:

Properties:

Astringent / Cooling / Sweet, Bitter, P-, VK+

Horehound

Marrubium vulgare; Labiatae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Antispasmodic, Bitter Tonic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Helps Lung Diseases, Relieves Palpitations, Restores Normal Glandular Secretions

Systems:

Properties:

Bitter, KP-, Pungent / Cooling / Pungent, V+

Isatis (Ban len gen)

Isatis tinctoria; Cruciferae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Antibacterial, Anticancer, Antiviral, Eliminates Pathogenic Heat and Toxins from Blood, Relieves Swollen Throat Conditions

Systems:

Heart, Lung, Stomach

Properties:

Bitter / Cooling

Jatamamsi (Indian Spikenard)

Nardostachys jatamamsi

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Balances All Three Doshas, Epilepsy, Hysteria, Insomnia, Neuralgia, Sedative Though Promotes Awareness, Strengthens Mind

Systems:

Digestive, Nervous, Respiratory

Properties:

Astringent / Cooling / Pungent, Bitter, Sweet, VPK=

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Antidepressant, Antiviral, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Qi Tonic, Rejuvenation Effects, Relaxes Nervous System, Sedative

Systems:

Properties:

KP-, Pungent, Sweet / Cooling / Pungent, V Neutral

Licorice (Yasti Madhu, Gan cao)

Glycyrrhiza glabra; Leguminosae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Calms Mind, Clears Toxins, Decreases Infections, Demulcent, Expectorant, Increases Cranial and Cerebrospinal Fluid, Increases Qi, Laxative, Nourishes Brain, Nourishes Spirit, Promotes Contentment and Harmony, Provides Moisture-Relieves Dryness, Rejuvenation, Relieves Cough and Wheezing, Sattvic, Tonic

Systems:

Digestive, Excretory, Nervous, Reproductive, Respiratory

Properties:

Bitter / Cooling / Sweet, K+ (In Excess), Sweet, VP-

Lobelia

Lobelia inflata; Lobeliaceae

Anastasia’s Remedies:

Uses:

Antispasmodic, Circulates Qi, Diaphoretic, Emetic, Expectorant, Relaxes Nervous System, Stimulates Lungs

Systems:

Properties:

K-, Pungent / Heating / Pungent, PV+

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