cranesbill

April 3, 2018
anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. Its purpose is to clear out foreign cells and dead cells from the local area.  Inflammation is characterized by increased redness, heat, pain, and swelling to an area.  Anti-inflammatory herbs reduce inflammation in various ways.  For example, spices like turmeric, ginger, […]
April 3, 2018

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals to form.  This can then contribute to aging and disease. Eat Your Colors! Antioxidants protect your cells!  They are found in the richly colorful fruits and vegetables that we eat.  Here are some examples: RED […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 4, 2018

Astringent

Contracts tissue; mainly the skin, and may also reduce the discharge of blood or mucous.  Astringent herbs help with tissue toning and tightening.  Witch hazel and meadowsweet are examples. Astringent Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
May 10, 2018

Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) Research

Latin Name: Geranium maculatum Family: Geraniaceae Cranesbill has shown antiviral action against herpes and other viruses.  Studies are promising, but human research is needed. RESEARCH GENERAL Natural Standard (2015).  Spotted Geranium Monograph.  www.naturalstandard.com ACHS. 2017. Course Material, HERB502: Cranesbill monograph.  www.achs.edu ANTIVIRAL Geranium sanguineum had an antiviral effect against herpes related to […]