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. Hag's Taper.
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.
Medicinal; astringent, diaphoretic, antispasmodic.
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.
Medicinal; Aromatic, astringent, expectorant. Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhea, hysteria and nervous depression.
Botanical: Scutellaria galericulata
Other names; Greater Scullcap. Helmet
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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