Ganoderma Lucidum has
been revered for 5000 years as the world's number one "Superior" herb. It has
been scientifically proven worldwide to be a natural potent health booster and
overall conditioner. It is associated with longevity, youthfulness, vitality and
In Cantonese, “Lingzhi or Reishi”, is the name for one form of the mushroom
Ganoderma Lucidum. It enjoys an honourable place in Asia, where it has been used
as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000
years. In China it’s known as the “Miraculous King of Herbs”. The scientific
name "Ganoderma" is derived from the Ancient Greek "bright shiny skin". The word
“Lingzhi”, in Chinese, means "herb of spiritual potency" and has also been
described as "mushroom of immortality". Follow link to learn more:
Below you will find information on several herbs used in DreamQuest
and other blends produced by Healing Today
Botanical: Verbascum thapsus (LINN.)
Other names; White Mullein. Torches. Mullein Dock.
Our Lady's Flannel. Velvet Dock. Blanket Herb. Velvet Plant. Woollen. Rag Paper.
Candlewick Plant. Wild Ice Leaf. Clown's Lungwort. Bullock's Lungwort. Aaron's
Rod. Jupiter's Staff. Jacob's Staff. Peter's Staff. Shepherd's Staff. Shepherd's
Clubs. Beggar's Stalk. Golden Rod. Adam's Flannel. Beggar's Blanket. Clot.
Cuddy's Lungs. Duffle. Feltwort. Fluffweed. Hare's Beard. Old Man's Flannel.
It is said that witches in their incantations used lamps and candles provided
with wicks of mullein stem. Both in Europe and Asia the power of driving away
evil spirits was ascribed to mullein. In India it is considered a sure safeguard
against evil spirits and magic, and from the ancient classics we learn that it
was mullein that Ulysses took to protect him against the wiles of Circe.
Medicinal; Because of its remarkable demulcent,
emollient and astringent properties Mullein has historically been used for
treating many disorders of the lungs and bowels. The dried leaves are sometimes
smoked to relieve the irritation of the respiratory mucus membranes, and will
completely control, it is said, the hacking cough of consumption.
Botanical: Anthemis nobilis (LINN.)
Other names; Manzanilla (Spanish).
Chamomile is one of the oldest favorites amongst garden herbs. For centuries
is has been revered for it’s aromatic and medicinal qualities. The Egyptians
from their belief in its power to cure ague, dedicated it to their gods.
Medicinal; Tonic, achic, anodyne and antispasmodic.
It has a wonderfully soothing, sedative and absolutely harmless effect. An old
common remedy for nightmares.
Botanical: Nepeta cataria (LINN.)
Other names; Catmint, catnep
The plant has an aromatic, characteristic odor, which bears
a certain resemblance to that of both Mint and Pennyroyal. It is best known for
it’s strange fascination for cats.
Medicinal; Carminative, tonic, diaphoretic,
antispasmodic, and mildly stimulating. As tea it is a valuable drink in every
case of fever, because of its action in inducing sleep and producing
perspiration without increasing the heat of the system.
Botanical: Rubus Idaeus (LINN.)
Other names; Raspbis. Hindberry. Bramble of
Mount Ida. (Danish) Hindebar. (Dutch) Braamboss (German)
Hindbur. (Saxon) Hindbeer.
Medicinal; Astringent and stimulant.
Botanial: Verbena officinalis
(LINN.), Verbena hastata
Other names; Herb of Grace. Herbe
Sacrée. Herba veneris.
The Ancients have attributed great
aphrodisiac qualities to Vervain. Druids, magicians and sorcerers employed it
largely in various rites and incantations. Bruised, it was worn round the neck
as a charm against headaches, and also against snake and other venomous bites as
well as for general good luck. It was thought to be good for the sight.
Botanical: Hypericum perforatum
Its name Hyperieum is derived from the Greek and means 'over an
apparition,' a reference to the belief that the herb was so obnoxious to evil
spirits that a whiff of it would cause them to fly.
astringent, expectorant. Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in
suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhea, hysteria and nervous
Botanical: Scutellaria galericulata
Other names; Greater Scullcap. Helmet
Medicinal; Scullcap has strong tonic, nervine and antispasmodic
action, and is slightly astringent.
Botanical: Mentha piperita (SM.)
Other names; Brandy Mint.
Greeks and Romans crowned themselves
with Peppermint at their feasts and adorned their tables with its sprays.
Medicinal; Peppermint oil is
the most extensively used of all the volatile oils, both medicinally and
commercially. The characteristic anti-spasmodic action of the volatile oil is
more marked in this than in any other oil, and greatly adds to its power of
relieving pains arising in the alimentary canal.
Botanical: Passiflora incarnata
Other names; Passion Vine.
Granadilla. Maracoc. Maypops.
Botanical: Turnera aphrodisiaca
Medicinal; Mild purgative, diuretic, tonic, stimulant, aphrodisiac.
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