Rehmannia tonifies the blood and helps with deficiencies, working as a blood tonic. It helps strengthen the bones and tissue and can enhance fertility. Chinese doctors have used it with licorice for the treatment of hepatitis, and in reducing the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
St. John’s wort’s ability to fight depression makes it useful in treating fatigue, and its ability to relieve pain makes it helpful for treating vocal pain and laryngitis associated with fibromyalgia.
Cinnamon has been traditionally taken as a warming herb for “cold” conditions, often in combination with ginger. The herb stimulates the circulation, especially to the fingers and toes. Cinnamon is also a traditional remedy for digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, as well as for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as colds.
Devil’s Claw has a traditional use for arthritic and rheumatic conditions and can bring relief from pain arising from a range of joint and muscular problems, including gout, back pain, fibrositis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Tongkat Ali has been touted as a formidable libido enhancer for men. However, its main attributes are in fertility and physical output.
Choosing the right herbs can be daunting. We take an introductory look at how the traditional Greek Element theory, helps us to see patterns of Heat, Cold, Moisture and Dryness to determine the correct herbal choice.