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Yup, it’s that time of year again. The school year and fall season are in high gear, and today I woke up with that yucky, slightly painful tickle at the back of my throat. So, I decided to ask Dr. Corrine Wang, a naturopathic physician focused on resolving childhood allergies, asthmas, and ADHD, to weigh in on what we can do as Moms during this time to help prevent our kids from getting sick. Or if they do fall ill, how can we Moms alleviate their symptoms and help them get well as quickly as possible? She came back with … Continue reading
So far, we’ve covered 7 herb groups (diuretic, cathartic, hepatic, expectorant, emmenagogue, alterative, and cardiac/hypotensive) and 5 organ systems (urinary, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, and circulatory). Let’s keep going, shall we? Nervous system: Nervine and antispasmodic herbs have a particular fondness for the nervous system. Nervine herbs tone and strengthen the nervous system, while antispasmodics help relieve pain by preventing involuntary or voluntary muscle spasms throughout the body. Example herbs include Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lobelia or Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata), Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), and Valerian (Valeriana officinalis). Integumentary system: This … Continue reading