Category Archives for "Herbs for Healthy Digestion"

Herbs for Healthy Detoxification: Dandelion

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Dandelion, which can grow rampant in your lawn, is a low-growing perennial plant used medicinally for over a thousand years. Arab physicians in the tenth century prescribed dandelion as a diuretic, and by the seventeenth century the English herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper incorporated dandelion as the foundation of […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Curcumin (Turmeric)

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Traditional ethnic foods are often flavored with spices that have medicinal properties, which is good reason for regularly including more exotic dishes in your diet. Turmeric, an essential ingredient in curry powder, is a perennial herb of the ginger family and is extensively cultivated in India, China, […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Peppermint

Excerpt from Dr. Susan’s book Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Peppermint is a natural hybrid of the two mints, garden spearmint and water mint. Both peppermint and spearmint are used in herbal healing and have similar effects, but peppermint is somewhat tastier and more potent. Especially because it is a digestive, peppermint tea is […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Chamomile

Excerpt from Dr. Susan’s book Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chamomile is a time-honored herb, called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks because of its pleasant apple-like scent. Chamomile was used as a stewing herb during the Middle Ages, and today it is enjoyed as a tea by both adults and children throughout Europe […]

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Herbs for healthy digestion: Ginger Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Ginger is a pungent, spicy herb native to southern Asia. For thousands of years, ginger has been an important herb used in traditional Asian medicine. It is now cultivated throughout the tropics in countries as diverse as Jamaica, India, and China. It is used as a spice […]

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Herbs for Healthy Digestion: Fennel

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Fennel is a slightly sweet aromatic and flavorful herb that was widely cultivated in the Mediterranean region and often used in Italian cuisine. It is composed of a white or pale green bulb from which stalks with large feathery delicious green leaves arise, topped by flowers which […]

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Herbs for Healthy Digestion: Licorice Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women The use of licorice has a long history, appearing prominently in the first great Chinese herbal The Pen Tsao Ching (Classic of Herbs), written more than 5000 years ago. Licorice today is one of the most prescribed herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia, second only to ginseng. Licorice […]

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