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Moonrise Herbs Blog — soothing

Chamomile - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Chamomile - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

Common Name: Chamomile: Roman or German  Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile/Anthemis nobilis and Matricaria camomilla/recutita   Family: Asteraceae  Characteristics: Roman chamomile grows in a mat formation low to the ground with small daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centers. German chamomile grows taller, it's considered an upright, herbaceous annual, with the flower very similar to daisies. The leaves are thin and deep green in color, making the flower the main focus point of the plant. Constituents: Flavonoids, coumarins, fatty acids, cyanogenic glycosides, choline, tannin and salicylate derivatives.  The Blurb: Chamomile is a gentle, bitter yet slightly sweet herb that’s used for many general ailments. The flowers are...

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A Magical Formula for Poison Oak Relief & More!

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A Magical Formula for Poison Oak Relief & More!

  As the weather warms, and we wander Nature’s winding trails more often, we are more susceptible to exposure to poison oak/ivy, bug bites and other irritants that cause itchy, inflamed conditions.  One of our favorite time-tested formulas to ease, calm and relieve these symptoms is East Hill Herbals’ Manzanita Magic.  We’d love to celebrate #herbalwisdomwednesday with you and share a bit about the herbs in this consistently effective formula.   Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita) – Used for poison oak relief by native peoples in North America for countless generations, Manzanita leaf teas have disinfectant and soothing properties.  The berries are...

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