Albizzia Flowers

Albizia: The Tree of Happiness

See also Alleviate Grief with the Tree of Happiness: Albizia For many, an effective natural approach for the treatment of mild ...
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Asafoetida Powder for Asthma and High Blood Pressure


For Digestive Weakness, Food Allergies and Candida Dr. Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D. Asafoetida (Ferula foetida), also known as Narthex or ...
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Ashwagandha Seeds

Ashwagandha: Wonder Herb of India

By Dr. Michael Tierra There is an herb regarded as a 1st class adaptogenic tonic in one of the world's ...
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Arnica Flower for Healing Wounds

Assembling an Herbal First Aid Kit

Susan W. Kramer, Ph.D., Esq. I've always been fascinated by first aid kits. As a child I loved going to ...
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Butterbur for Migraine Headaches and Allergy Relief


By Michael Tierra Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is a perrenial shrub in the aster family that h as demonstrated a high ...
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Contemporary History of the Escharotic Black Salve

Narrated by Clark Bigham to Dr. Michael Tierra It was some 28 years ago, that my son was diagnosed with ...
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Wheat Field

Eczema and other inflammatory skin diseases

Treating Eczema and other Inflammatory Skin Diseases Michael Tierra In the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis ...
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Elderberry for immune system

Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Herb of the month, May, 1999 Compiled by Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D. Elder (Sambucus Nigra) Part used: the flower and ...
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Ipomoea Tricolor Morning Glory

Flowers as Medicine

The Way of Herbs revisited... Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D. Herbal medicine is a humble art. I like to think ...
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Garlic Butter Better for Preventing Heart Attacks

Garlic Butter Better for Preventing Heart Attacks

By Alan Tillotson, Ph.D., AHG Recent TV ads from major cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor flash language stating that the medicines ...
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Ginseng Chicken Soup for mental and physical activity

Ginseng: The Effect of Steaming

(This Includes the Chinese and Korean Red Ginseng) Report Says Hot Steam Dramatically Increases Ginseng's Potency Steaming ginseng at higher ...
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Commiphora wightii Indian bdellium tree Guggul

Guggul: An Herbal Preparation with Many Health-giving Uses

by Dr. Michael Tierra, O.M.D. October 2008 Guggul or guggulu (commiphora mukul, also commiphora wightii), more popularly known as Bdellium, ...
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English Ivy photo by Tom Forney Oregon Department of Agriculture

Herbal Proving: English Ivy, Hedera helix

Proving English Ivy: Hedera helix (Araliaceae'”Ginseng family) by Holly Nielsen June 2008 Having recently spent several winter months in the ...
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Herbal Proving: Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis

Lemon Balm is in the Labiatae, or mint, family, and has the classic square stem of that family, two leaves ...
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Snapdragon skullcap by T Kuhn

Herbal Proving: Snapdragon Skullcap Scutellaria antirrhinoides

Herbal Proving: Scutellaria antirrhinoides, 'snapdragon skullcap,' Lamiaceae (Mint family) by Holly Nielsen June 2008 The species can be found throughout ...
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How to Cook a Chinese Herbal Formula

By Al Stone, L.Ac. As is the case with many aspects of traditional Chinese medicine, there are many ways to ...
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Soy Beans for Diabetes and Sleep Disorder

Is Soy Richer in Isoflavones?

Jim Duke Is soy (Glycine) really richer in isoflavones ,as soy-sponsored studies indicate, than Phaseolus beans? Perhaps I am blind ...
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Rengeso Astragalus Lotus Flower

Jade Screen: Traditional Chinese formula to Strengthen the Immune System

The Best Formula for Colds and Flu Prevention (and the first line of natural defense against the threatened flu pandemic) ...
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Kava Leaves Powerful Anti Stress Solution

Kava: Powerful Anti-Stress Herb

Dr. Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D., Founder of the American Herbalists Guild The belief that there is an herb for every ...
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Loquat leaf and Loquat fruit Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat Leaf, Fruit and Seed

Dr. Michael Tierra L.Ac., O.M.D. Biological Name: Rosaceae Eriobotryae japonicae Other Names: Loquat leaf, pi pa ye Is a subtropical ...
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Mullein Herb that Fights Infections and Inflammation

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) Scrophulariaceae Family

It is a native to Britain with various species found throughout Europe, Asia, the Himalayas and India. It has naturalized ...
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White Hellebore for cholera gout and high blood pressure

Near Forgotten Remedies

Herbs from Scudder's Pocket Case found in his The Essentials of Practice. Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D. The Three Arterial ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Turmeric Curcuma longa root

The Emmenagogues

Herbs that move blood and relieve pain Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D. 1 Vervain 8 Saffron 15 Blue Cohosh 2 ...
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Amla Indian Gooseberry for Liver Heart Brain

The Wonders of Triphala

Triphala - Ayurvedic Formula for Internal Purification How is Triphala Different from Other Kinds of Laxatives? Does Triphala Have Nutritional ...
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Rosemary Flower and Stems

Three Commonly Used Herbs of Croatia

Michael Tierra On a recent visit to the Dalmatian coast, including the beautiful coastline cities of Split and Dubrovnik, I ...
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Egyptians used Canabis

Topical Uses for Cannabis sativa L.

by Holly Hutton, 2014 Graduate, East West School of Planetary Herbology Introduction: Cannabis is considered under Federal law as a ...
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Treating Depression with St. John’s Wort

Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D. Remember Woody Allen's film Annie Hall? The name was changed from the original Anne Hedonia ...
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Viola Meadow

Viola Herb (Zi Hua Di Ding, Herba Violae)

This herb is the whole plant (including root) of the perennial herb, Viola yedoensis Mak. (Family Violaceae). It is collected ...
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Chinese Teapot

What about the Preparation of Herbs

Herbs should be processed before using or making into various forms. Because most Chinese herbs are used unprepared, besides general ...
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