Aloe Vera Fields

What is Eclecticism?

A.J. Collins, M.D. Introduction by Dr. Michael Tierra This is a piece of medical history. American Eclecticism was an officially recognized branch of North American medicine that predominantly used …


Amla Indian Gooseberry for Liver Heart Brain

The Wonders of Triphala

Triphala is the most popular Ayurvedic herbal formula of India, since it is an effective laxative that also supports the body’s strength. The constitution of vegetarian Hindus cannot tolerate harsh laxatives anymore than vegetarians in other countries. Because of its high nutritional value, Triphala uniquely cleanses and detoxifies at the deepest organic levels without depleting the body’s reserves. This makes it one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world.


Ebers Papyrus Aromatherapy History

The Herbal Tradition

Egyptian Herbal Medicine … Egyptian medicine was widely respected throughout the ancient Mediterranean world.The earliest written records of its practices are to be found in the Ebers Papyrus, da …


The Five Stagnations

The Mother of all Diseases … Dr. Michael Tierra O.M.D., L.A.C…. and Lesley Tierra L.A.C. The Five Stagnations are Qi, Blood, Fluid, Cold and Food. These are determined according to their l …


Rooibos for Radiant Health

Like many other herbalists, I like to drink herbal tea with or after my meals. However, it’s not always easy to find. Generally most restaurants offer chamomile and/or mint teas, but few other choices. So you can imagine how happy I was to discover that in South Africa I found rooibos tea everywhere plus available…


Rhodiola Rosea Burning Fat and Beating Depression

Rhodiola Rosea

 Rhodiola Rosea  by Michael Tierra, L.Ac, AHG Rhodiola Rosea is a member of the family Crassulaceae, a family of plants native to the arctic regions of Eastern Siberia. It grows at altitudes of 11,000 …



Sharol Tilgner N.D. The term phytoestrogen is used loosely in the herbal community. There is no current agreed upon definition for this term. Basically the term is used for any plant that has one or m …


Nigella Sativa

Commonly Known As “Love in the Mist” A Beautiful Middle Eastern Herb With Many Uses Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D. Nigella, (NIGELLA SATIVA L.) Black Cumin, Fitch (Biblical), Love in the Mist, Fitc …


Dandelion Root


by Chanchal Cabrera……Case history review, first presented at the case studies conference in Boulder 1998. The greatest irony of this case was that his wife was also a patient, presenting wit …