Day 174/365 – On Passionflower

6/23/17 Today I’m focusing on the herb Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), which is actually a misnomer: “it keeps peace in home” by keeping the passions at bay. Cooling Mild sedative, nervine, antispasmodic, anxiolytic Anxiety, insomnia, nervous or occipital headache Teething children Mental chatter/repetitive thoughts – insomnia Physical restlessness – muscle spasm/tightness, tics Nerve pain Drug Interactions: […]

Day 173/365 – On Rose

6/22/17 One of the most famous flowers, in the Rose family like Hawthorn, is the Rose itself. Rose (Rosa spp – centifolia) has long served as a symbol of love and affection among many cultures. Ask forgiveness Opens heart, comforts Grief, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), broken hearts As a drink (tea, brandy, wine, elixir), aromatherapy, […]

Day 172/365 – On Hawthorn

6/21/17 Continuing the theme of heart-oriented stress herbs, today’s herb is Hawthorn (Crataegus spp – monogyna). It’s usually indicated for heart weakness, hypertension and all kinds of circulatory issues (especially the leaf). Berries – also used for anxiety, grief, ‘nervous heart’ ADHD – when mind wanders Middle age when no longer enjoying life Heart opening […]