I S H O N G O  E A R T H W O R K 
 Herbal Dictionary 

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through definitions, and terminology directly related to:

tea, plants, herbs, spices, flowers, roots, soil, tree bark, and earth justice. 

Alfalfa     The Herbal Thoroughbred   [Medicago sativa]

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Aloe Vera     Juice from the Lilies   [Aloe barbadenis]

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Anise     Nature's Sweetness    [Anisum pimpinella]

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Astragalus     The Protector     [Astragalus membranaceous]

TCM Name: Huang Qi. Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Fluid Balance. Astralagus balances body fluids, which help to stabilize every body process from healthy cell production to toxin elimination. Heart Tonic. Astragalus strengthens the cardiovascular system, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates circulation to make your heart's job easier. Immune Energy. Astragalus invigorates your immune responses. It's an herb that can help you recover from exhaustion, illness, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It has been shown to revitalize white blood therapy. It has been shown to revitalize white blood cells, and stimulate the production of natural antibodies and natural interferon which your body uses to fight diseases. It helps to restore adrenal function, and provide antiviral resistance. If you get fatigued easily, catch every cold or flu that comes around, and struggle with infections that recur, Astragalus is the tea to use to fortify you immunity. A stronger immunity is your best weapon against premature aging and disease. Protective Energy. In Chinese medicine, astragalus is used to strengthen a unique form of energy that is called "protective energy," which helps us adapt to external factors such as weather  changes, and defends us against germs or microorganisms  in the environment. Astragalus acts as a Facilitator, working as a catalyst to enhance the healing properties of other herbs. 

Bayberry     The Germicidal Herb  [Myrica certify]

Bayberry is rich in vitamins and mineral, and has a germicidal agent that fights bacteria and infections. it makes an excellent gargle for sore throat and mouth infections, including thrush, and an effective steam inhalant for sinus congestion. CAUTION: Small amounts are advised if bayberry  can have a narcotic like effect in large doses.

Bilberry     The Shurb With Something Special  [Vaccinium myrtillus]

A native of Europe and Asia, bilberry is a small shrub with angular branches and colorful leaves that change from light red to yellow to vivid red as they season. High in Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, Glycosides, Sugars, Tannins. Lowers Blood Sugar, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic, Prevents Vomiting, Urinary Tract Antiseptic. Dysentery / Diarrhea. This tea is the four star remedy diarrhea and dysentery because of a pigment that inhibits bacterial growth, especially microorganisms in the intestinal tract which tend to cause dysentery and diarrhea. Also useful in the aide of the Night Blindness, Computer Eyes, Eyestrain, Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, Throat Inflammations, Mouth Ulcers. CAUTION: Avoid bilberry if you take insulin for diabetes. Beneficial Parts: Fruits and leaves.

Black Cohosh  The Lucky Bramble     [Rubus fructicocus] 

Native to shady woodlands of the Eastern Turtle Island / United States and Canada, black cohosh has rich green leaves with tall flowering stems covered with beautiful white blossoms. It's almost black, thick, and knotty. It has been called the Sqaw Root for its tonic value for women's reproductive organs, as well as Rattle Root and Black Snake Root for its use as an antidote to the bites of rattlesnakes. Neuralgia: Helps aid in muscle pain relief and nerves. Rheumatism: Black Cohosh brew has a successful reputation for soothing rheumatism. It helps to relieve muscle tensions it improves peripheral circulation for better blood flow. Women's Health: Black Cohosh a fantastic uterine tonic and has been used throughout the ages to aide in menses pain and delayed periods. Also a helps with Menopause relief through its phytoestrogen because it of its ability to lower the levels of LH (pituitary luteninizing hormone). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Black Cohosh has been used to help clear heat from the body, reduce toxicity, and relieve asthma, by clearing mucous from the bronchial tubes. C A U T I O N :  High does of black cohosh can cause headaches, nausea, and even tremors. Beneficial Part: Root

Blackberry

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Black Walnut

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Bladderwrack 

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Blessed Thistle 

Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Astralagus balances body 

Blessed Thistle

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Blue Cohosh

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Borage    The Courage an Strength Builder

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Buchu     The South African Charm

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Burdock     The Big Guy of Purifiers 

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Butcher's Broom     The Clean Sweeper

Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Astralagus balances body 

Blessed Thistle

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Blue Cohosh

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Blue Cohosh

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Borage 

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Buchu

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Butcher's Broom

Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Astralagus balances body 

Calendula (Marigold)

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Cascara Sagrada (Buckthorn)

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Catnip 

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Chamomile

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Charparral 

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Chaste Berry (Vitex) 

Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Astralagus balances body 

Cherry, Wild

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Chicory 

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Cinnamon 

A member of the legume Family, with small, split leaves; purple flowers like clovers; and unusual spiral pods. Native of Arabia. Alfalfa contains eight essential amino acids; vitamins A, E, K, B, D; phosphorus, iron; potassium; chlorine; sodium; magnesium; and beta carotene. Alfalfa is a natural diuretic, laxative to ease water retention, body system cleanse, improve digestion, keep intestinal tract tone. CAUTION: This herb is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders. 

Cleavers 

Aloes are succulent members of the lily family, sometimes called desert lilies, with fibrous roots, and pointed, fleshy leaves that produce a gel and juice. Native of tropical Africa. Aloe teas are great for digestive aid, particularly for severe or moderate constipation. Aloe gel is an emollient that helps skin retain it's moisture. In Ancient Kemit (Egypt), aloe was observed as a religious plant and used in a variety of different medicinal serums and spiritual cleanses. Aloe is one of the most effective treatments to rid worms or other parasites from the intestinal tract and is a fantastic antifungal. CAUTION: High doses of aloe can cause intestinal cramps. 

Comfrey

An annual With bright green feathery leaves and delicate flowers in yellow or white. A native of Kemit (Egypt), Greece, and Turkey. Anise aromatic, sweet, and spicy. Great for hard and dry coughs. Anise has a soothing mucilage that can ease a dry throat. Provides relief for bronchial and asthmatic coughs

Cramp Bark (Guelder Rose)

Spear Shaped flowers with one middle seam, and rows of pea shaped flowers that dangle form the stem like bells. Astragalus provides superior immunity support and will help to restore you natural defenses. Astralagus balances body 

Cranberry 

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Damiana 

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am