Genesis School of Natural Health

Demulcent

HERBS TO LIVE BY… Mullein

COMMON NAME: Mullein, Great Mullein, Common Mullein, Aaron’s RodLATIN NAME: Verbascum thapsusPLANT PARTS USED: Flower, Leaf & Root ENERGETICS:Leaf – Slightly moistening, coolingFlower – Moistening, coolingRoot – Warming, drying TASTE: Leaf – Sweet & Bitter PRIMARY ACTIONS:Leaf – Anticatarrhal, Expectorant, lymphagogue, mild spasmolytic, mucilage, vulneraryFlowers – Demulcent, sedative (mild), anodyneRoot – Urinary tract/bladder tonic, Musculoskeletal …

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HERBS TO LIVE BY… Marshmallow

COMMON NAME: Marshmallow; Althea LATIN NAME: Althaea officinalis PLANT PART USED: Root & Leaf ENERGETICS: Moistening & Cooling TASTE: Sweet & a bit Salty PRIMARY ACTIONS: Anti-putrefacient, Demulcent, Emollient, Vulnerary SECONDARY ACTIONS: Diuretic ABOUT: Marshmallow is an often-underestimated herb that is very gentle and soothing for internal or external use. Its anti-inflammatory benefits are well-known …

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