Herbal Therapy

Medicinal Herbal Remedies

Our herbal therapy combines knowledge from Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicine and Western herbalism. The 3 ancient Eastern traditions utilize individual constitutional analysis, and formulate medicinal herbal remedies accordingly. Western herbalism concentrates on treating specific symptoms with the appropriate chemical constituents and actions found in various herbs. We combine the 2 approaches for a more effective herbal therapy strategy.

Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine share a common structure based on an individual’s energetic pattern tendencies. In Ayurveda, these are called the 3 doshas. In Tibetan medicine, they are called the 3 nyepas. Both traditions formulate medicinal herbal remedies dependent upon the individual’s birth or genetic constitutional tendencies, and the current dysfunctional tendency that is causing problems. Chinese medicine approaches constitution analysis with the 5 element theory, and Yin and Yang duality. Again, the therapy is based upon the underlying energetic patterns that are responsible for the both the constitution and imbalances. A good medicinal herbal remedy will decrease the unwanted patterns, while strengthening or building the normal functioning of the  genetic constitution. Western herbalism adds the benefit of focusing on a very specific desired action related to symptom relief, while again building the person’s inherit strengths.

Some examples of conditions treated:







medicinal herbal remedies - herbal tinctures
medicinal herbal remedies -dried herbs

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For any questions, please contact us below or call us: 778-922-8019

In higher healing, the living essence of plants is allied with the life energies of chi and mind.

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My favorite time of year again - wild rose harvest. Rose is considered an astringent herb.

Rosa spp. (hips/fruit/flower) – Rose

TCM: Jing Ying Zi (hips); Ayurveda: Gulab, Shatapatri

Rose hips are neutral to cool, drying, astringent, and sour in TCM, and bitter, astringent, pungent, and sweet in Ayurveda. In TCM, they affect the Kidneys, Bladder and Large Intestine. In Ayurveda, rose petals and hips are used, and they are considered balancing to the 3 doshas, but are especially effective at reducing Pitta. They affect the plasma, marrow, blood, nerve and reproductive dhatus.

Properties of Rosa spp. flowers are anti-bacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antidiuretic, anti-viral, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, blood tonic, carminative, expectorant, kidney tonic, and sedative.

Properties of Rosa spp. hips/fruit are stomachic, antidiarrheal, cholesterol lowering, antidiuretic, stabilizing and binding, astringent, blood tonic, diuretic (in Ayurveda), laxative, nutritive, carminative.

Traditional and modern indications for Rose include:

-kidney and bladder infections
-dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menorrhagia
-gout and rheumatism
-anxiety, depression
-various inflammations

In Ayurveda, Rose is also commonly added to formulations for treating skin problems (for its anti-Pitta properties), and for beautifying skin. In Western cosmetics, it is frequently employed as an anti-aging and nourishing component of the same. In Middle Eastern traditions and in India, Rose carries a spiritual connotation as a symbol of deep love, and is especially referenced in the Sufi and Bahai teachings. Its scent can be carried around the neck of the wearer to help induce deep states of meditation and devotion.

Examples of TCM patterns where Rose can be employed include: Spleen Qi Deficiency, Heart Qi Deficiency, Blood Deficiency, Kidney Yin and Yang Deficiencies, and Essence Deficiency. A well-known TCM formula that includes Rose and treats spermatorrhea is Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan.

Read the entire article about herbal astringents here: https://buddhasalchemy.com/herbal-astringents-around-the-world-what-they-are-and-how-to-use-them/
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