Herbal Action Properties

Herbs contain various, natural chemical properties that function in the body in specific ways. Herbal actions inform the herbalist on which herbs to choose in a treatment, as a preventative and for wellness maintenance. Use herbal actions as guides to understand the potential effects certain herbs may impact you internally, as something you consume and apply externally on your body.

Alterative

Aids nutrient assimilation, waste removal and proper functioning. Aids blood circulation.

Anti-microbial/ bacterial

Promotes a stronger and healthier immune system by suppressing and reducing pathogenic micro-organisms.

Aperient

Aids digestive system by promoting a very mild bowel movement - often used to clear constipation.

 

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma, The Cool Mellow

The Cool Mellow, Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

Bitter

Aids the production of normal digestive juices and stimulates organ systems. Bitters may also aid a healthy mental state.

Kava Kava Chillout, Revivify

Carminative

Typically very aromatic herbs that are sweet or spicy will initiate peristalsis and cause flatulence to soothe the stomach and the digestive tract

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

Demulcent

Mucilaginous herbs that help soothe tissues, relax  and protect them from inflammation and dryness. 

The Cool Mellow

 

Laxative

Loosens stool and aids bowel movements. May also aid movement through the alimentary canal

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

Nervine/Sedative

Relaxes, stimulates or has a tonic-effect upon the nervous system

Sedative: Reduces stress and nervous irritation by relaxing and calming the nervous system

The Cool Mellow, Kava Kava Chillout

Stimulant

Immune stimulants stimulate the immune system to respond to an infection

 

Stimulants: warms, increases blood circulation and breaks down mucous build-up and congestion. They stimulate bodily organs.

The Cool Mellow, Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

 

Tonic

Stimulate nutrition by improving assimilation, which aids in whole-body increased vitality and strengthened tissues

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma, The Cool Mellow

Vasodilator

Expands blood vessels to promote a balanced or increased blood circulation

Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma

Vulnerary

Helps the body heal external wounds and can be applied as a fomentation, a powder, poultice and liquid droplets.

The Cool Mellow, Revivify, Pomegranate Kuma, Kava Kava Chillout

 

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