Herbal Medicine

This archive contains a collection of articles and resources related to herbal medicine making, DIY herbal recipes, and herbal remedies for health and wellbeing – with a focus on nutritive herbs, gut health, hormones, and the immune system.

Carminative Herbs for Gas and Bloating

Best Carminative Herbs & Supplements for Gas and Bloating

Carminative herbs are medicinal plants that have been shown to help to expel or release trapped gas from our intestines.  (In my opinion, they’re the best kind of herbs for gas and bloating – a total game-changer!) In my fields of clinical herbalism and functional nutrition, the most popular and effective carminative herbs for gas …

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11 Herbs High in Vitamin C = Round-Up and Guide

11 Herbs High in Vitamin C (Round-Up & Guide)

In a nutshell, my favorite herbs high in vitamin C include camu camu, cayenne, goji berries (aka “wolfberries”), dried citrus peel (lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit), hawthorn berries, hibiscus flower petals, parsley, and rose hips.  But why would we need vitamin C-rich herbs, given all the vitamin C supplements readily available at our fingertips with …

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Comprehensive List of Monash-Approved Low FODMAP Herbs and Spices (Round-Up)

“Comprehensive List of Monash-Approved Low FODMAP Herbs and Spices” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) with help from dietetic intern and Certified Personal Trainer Julie Wilcoxson, B.S. This article was reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. If you’re navigating a low …

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17 Best Types of Tea for Diarrhea and Upset Stomach

Experiencing the occasional bout of diarrhea and upset stomach is unfortunately a part of being human.  But when this stuff is happening regularly, it becomes a huge P-I-T-A!  Whether your unwanted symptoms are occasional or chronic, the good news is there’s a variety of different types of tea for diarrhea and upset stomach that – …

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Herbal Tea Infusions for Iron Deficiency Anemia

The Best Herbal Tea for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron supplements, while generally helpful and effective for iron deficiency anemia, can be harsh on your gut.  Especially for those of us who are already prone to gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation.  This has led more holistic-minded folks to start exploring alternative options, such as herbal tea for iron deficiency anemia. …

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A Closer Look at Astringent Herbs

Herbal Astringents: List, Potential Benefits, & Uses

Astringent herbs (aka “herbal astringents”) make wonderful plant allies if you’re seeking tighter tissues of the body, whether it be your skin, your gut lining, or even your uterus. This particular category of herbs can be potentially beneficial in supporting healthier looking skin, tighter “tight junctions” (in cases of leaky gut), reducing diarrhea/incontinence, prompting lighter …

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Types of Herbalists

13 Different Types of Herbalists:  Which are You Most Drawn To?

Whether you’re intrigued by the healing powers of plants for personal use or considering a career in herbalism, it’s essential to know about all the different types of herbalists that practice in the vast and diverse field of herbal medicine – so you can gain clarity on which path(s) resonate most for you. In this …

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The Best Supplements for Leaky Gut

16 Best Supplements for Leaky Gut (2024): Functional Dietitian Picks

A burning question that comes up a lot is “what are the best supplements for leaky gut?” The answer to this question isn’t simple because it depends on your bio-individuality and your underlying root causes of leaky gut. But generally the best supplements for leaky gut are those which have been shown to reduce gut …

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13 Best Teas for Constipation

13 Types of Tea for Constipation Relief – and a Constipation Tea Recipe

When you’re feeling constipated, and fiber and fluids aren’t cutting it, it’s time to level up.  Enter: tea for constipation!  But wait – not so fast.  There are a few things to consider BEFORE diving face-first into a cup of constipation tea. In this article I’ll share my 13 of the most potent types of …

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15+ Low FODMAP Teas to Try

15+ Low FODMAP Teas: Comprehensive List & Expert Guidance

If you’re navigating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and you’re in the early phases of a low FODMAP elimination diet, you may be wondering which types of tea are safe and possibly even beneficial for you to drink.  Enter: low FODMAP teas!  (They aren’t always 100% “IBS friendly” – but …

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