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{"id":390467979,"title":"Heart Mix (Krataigos \u0026 Taraxako) - 40 g","handle":"heart-mix-krataigos-taraxako","description":"\u003cp\u003eThis dandelion and hawthorn mix make a wonderful tea for strengthening the heart. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDANDELION - \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eTaraxacum officinale - (TARAXACO) - Compositae family\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCommon names: Lion’s tooth, wild endive, piss-abed, Irish daisy, priest’s crown \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDandelion grows throughout the world, and its use as food and herbal medicine can be traced to ancient times. Considered one of the great tonic herbs ever used. Strong medicinal reputation dates back over 1,000 years. Chinese physicians have prescribed dandelion since ancient times to combat colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, boils, ulcers, obesity, dental problems, itching, and internal injuries. Moreover, they created dandelion poultices to remedy breast cancer. Native Americans adopted the herb as a tonic. Contemporary herbalists suggested dandelion as a diuretic for PMS, menstrual discomforts, swollen feet, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and weight loss. Dandelion became so widely used for countless ailments and eventually was dubbed “the official remedy of disorders.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLeaves are very nutritive and can be added to stews, soups, and the like. Roots can be pan roasted and used instead of coffee for a bitter, strong tea beverage that still has a good flavor. Both leaves and roots can be used in place of black tea in chai teas.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDandelion is mild and safe-acting diuretic that provides a natural alternative to prescription diuretics, which leach potassium from the system. Dandelion does not, as it has a high amount of absorbable potassium that makes up for any potassium loss from its diuretic action. Great for edema, especially heart related. Note-worthy amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin C (powerful nutrients and antioxidants) present in dandelion might assist in cancer prevention. Its anti-tumor activity is also note-worthy. Cleanses the liver and is indicated for many female problems and skin diseases as such. Autumn roots are roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Dandelion has also been known to be prescribed by European herbalists as a weight-loss aid.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA classic liver tonic, especially for congested liver, and acts in a mild, gentle way. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMusculoskeletal system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Used for arthritis and gout. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUrinary system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Stimulates the flow of bile and prevents gallstones. Commission E, the professional group that analyzes herbal medicines for the German counterpart of the FDA, endorses dandelion as a bile flow stimulant. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReproductive system:\u003c\/strong\u003e May help PMS. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCirculatory system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Aids in congestive heart failure and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Improves vascular resistance and reduces pathologically-induced capillary wall permeability. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBitter, restorative, sweet (root), salty, cooling, drying\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHERBAL ACTIONS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDiuretic, stomachic, mild laxative, cholagogue, choleretic, antioxidant, anti-platelet aggregating action, anti-inflammatory\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNutritive, with potassium and other alkaline salts, choline, inulin, calcium, carotenoids, fructose, mucilage, aesculin\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCAUTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLong-term use of diuretics of any kind can be hazardous. Although dandelion replenishes potassium due to its high potassium content, it is still advised to consume potassium while ingesting dandelion. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not consume diuretics in any form. Children under two and the elderly should use lessened amounts of dandelion. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor water retention, use with yarrow or couch grass, or with marshmallow root.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs a mineral tea, combine with rose hips, hibiscus, and calendula. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e--------------------------------------------------------------\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHAWTHORN BERRIES\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eCrataegus rosaceae\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eRose Family\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003eCommon names: Hawthorne, Mayblossom, Maybush, Mayflower, Whitethorn, Hedgethorn\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn was introduced to the world as a heart tonic in 1895, although it had a longstanding place in Arabic medicine well before then. It has an established use as food for the heart through the present day, with medical research confirming its heart benefits. Hawthorn berries are one of the main remedies in Europe for treating heart conditions and for building heart health. They normalize heart function in a gentle way, and can be used long term. The Greeks call it “the love of the heart.”\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe botanical name Crataegus comes from the Greek word kratos meaning hardness, which refers to the wood. The extremely hard wood was used historically to make staves, crooks, and farm implements.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn Berries have been through many clinical studies over the last few 20 years, even though the herb has actually been in use for thousands of years and has proven itself to be one of the most beneficial herbs available.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn berries can be cooked and eaten, seeds discarded (see cautions below). The berries are high in pectin and can be turned into jelly or jam, seeds removed. They can also be made into fruit leather.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe whole Hawthorn Berry (not the seeds) is mainly used as an herb in either dried form or as a crushed powder, although there are other forms in which Hawthorn Berry is ingested. It works as a direct mild heart tonic and cures numerous heart and blood problems. It has been traditionally used for the treatment of weak heart conditions and high blood pressure. It has also been a remedy for aging related heart problems. Hawthorn Berry Herb is also very effective in cases of insomnia \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand digestive troubles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCardiovascular system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eestablished use for all conditions of the heart including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, palpitations, arrhythmias, heart attacks, heart failure, weak heart, rapid pulse.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eMind: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsed in folk herbalism for ADD symptoms in children and adults.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe modern uses of Hawthorn Berry Herb include treatment of angina, irregular heartbeat, hypertension as well as restoration of sudden lowering of blood pressure. It works as an astringent as well as a tonic. It is of great benefit to a person’s overall cardiovascular system. It reduces inflammation of the heart muscles, arteriosclerosis and weak heart conditions. If used in the form of a tea then it also provides relief from irritable bowel syndrome. The Chinese way of treating colitis diarrhea also involves the use of the Hawthorn Berry. It provides relief from gas, constipation, and other conditions that lead to rectal bleeding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSweet, sour, astringent\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eACTIONS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCardiac tonic, hypotensive, antioxidant, astringent, dilates blood vessels\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSaponins, glycosides, flavonoids, bio-flavonoids, procyanidins, saponins, minerals, triterpenoids, coumarins, polyphenols, acids including ascorbic acid, tannin; amines (trimethylamine) in the flowers only.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCAUTIONS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay cause diarrhea. Do not give hawthorn to children under twelve years of age. Pregnant women should not use hawthorn in the first trimester. Do not eat the seeds (found in the middle of the berries), they contain amygdalin, which is a substance of cyanide bonded with sugar. When ingested, this chemical turns into hydrogen cyanide and can be deadly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor a heart tonic tea blend, use with dandelion, if there is edema. Use with yarrow for high blood pressure, hypertension, and circulatory problems. Heart \u0026amp; Brain Health Tea: Use with gingko and lemon balm.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2014-10-21T21:47:00-04:00","created_at":"2014-10-21T21:47:56-04:00","vendor":"Stamatopoulos \u0026 Sons","type":"Herbs, Teas, \u0026 Spices","tags":["Herbs \u0026 Spices \u0026 Teas"],"price":700,"price_min":700,"price_max":700,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":914952807,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"728943764109","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Heart Mix (Krataigos \u0026 Taraxako) - 40 g","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":700,"weight":40,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":54,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"728943764109"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0677\/1065\/products\/600_x_600_heart_mix_1.jpg?v=1487878236","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0677\/1065\/products\/600_x_600_Heart_mix.jpg?v=1487878236"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0677\/1065\/products\/600_x_600_heart_mix_1.jpg?v=1487878236","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eThis dandelion and hawthorn mix make a wonderful tea for strengthening the heart. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDANDELION - \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eTaraxacum officinale - (TARAXACO) - Compositae family\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCommon names: Lion’s tooth, wild endive, piss-abed, Irish daisy, priest’s crown \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDandelion grows throughout the world, and its use as food and herbal medicine can be traced to ancient times. Considered one of the great tonic herbs ever used. Strong medicinal reputation dates back over 1,000 years. Chinese physicians have prescribed dandelion since ancient times to combat colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, boils, ulcers, obesity, dental problems, itching, and internal injuries. Moreover, they created dandelion poultices to remedy breast cancer. Native Americans adopted the herb as a tonic. Contemporary herbalists suggested dandelion as a diuretic for PMS, menstrual discomforts, swollen feet, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and weight loss. Dandelion became so widely used for countless ailments and eventually was dubbed “the official remedy of disorders.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLeaves are very nutritive and can be added to stews, soups, and the like. Roots can be pan roasted and used instead of coffee for a bitter, strong tea beverage that still has a good flavor. Both leaves and roots can be used in place of black tea in chai teas.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDandelion is mild and safe-acting diuretic that provides a natural alternative to prescription diuretics, which leach potassium from the system. Dandelion does not, as it has a high amount of absorbable potassium that makes up for any potassium loss from its diuretic action. Great for edema, especially heart related. Note-worthy amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin C (powerful nutrients and antioxidants) present in dandelion might assist in cancer prevention. Its anti-tumor activity is also note-worthy. Cleanses the liver and is indicated for many female problems and skin diseases as such. Autumn roots are roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Dandelion has also been known to be prescribed by European herbalists as a weight-loss aid.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA classic liver tonic, especially for congested liver, and acts in a mild, gentle way. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMusculoskeletal system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Used for arthritis and gout. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUrinary system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Stimulates the flow of bile and prevents gallstones. Commission E, the professional group that analyzes herbal medicines for the German counterpart of the FDA, endorses dandelion as a bile flow stimulant. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReproductive system:\u003c\/strong\u003e May help PMS. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCirculatory system:\u003c\/strong\u003e Aids in congestive heart failure and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Improves vascular resistance and reduces pathologically-induced capillary wall permeability. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBitter, restorative, sweet (root), salty, cooling, drying\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHERBAL ACTIONS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDiuretic, stomachic, mild laxative, cholagogue, choleretic, antioxidant, anti-platelet aggregating action, anti-inflammatory\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNutritive, with potassium and other alkaline salts, choline, inulin, calcium, carotenoids, fructose, mucilage, aesculin\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCAUTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLong-term use of diuretics of any kind can be hazardous. Although dandelion replenishes potassium due to its high potassium content, it is still advised to consume potassium while ingesting dandelion. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not consume diuretics in any form. Children under two and the elderly should use lessened amounts of dandelion. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor water retention, use with yarrow or couch grass, or with marshmallow root.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs a mineral tea, combine with rose hips, hibiscus, and calendula. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e--------------------------------------------------------------\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHAWTHORN BERRIES\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eCrataegus rosaceae\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eRose Family\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003eCommon names: Hawthorne, Mayblossom, Maybush, Mayflower, Whitethorn, Hedgethorn\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn was introduced to the world as a heart tonic in 1895, although it had a longstanding place in Arabic medicine well before then. It has an established use as food for the heart through the present day, with medical research confirming its heart benefits. Hawthorn berries are one of the main remedies in Europe for treating heart conditions and for building heart health. They normalize heart function in a gentle way, and can be used long term. The Greeks call it “the love of the heart.”\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe botanical name Crataegus comes from the Greek word kratos meaning hardness, which refers to the wood. The extremely hard wood was used historically to make staves, crooks, and farm implements.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn Berries have been through many clinical studies over the last few 20 years, even though the herb has actually been in use for thousands of years and has proven itself to be one of the most beneficial herbs available.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHawthorn berries can be cooked and eaten, seeds discarded (see cautions below). The berries are high in pectin and can be turned into jelly or jam, seeds removed. They can also be made into fruit leather.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe whole Hawthorn Berry (not the seeds) is mainly used as an herb in either dried form or as a crushed powder, although there are other forms in which Hawthorn Berry is ingested. It works as a direct mild heart tonic and cures numerous heart and blood problems. It has been traditionally used for the treatment of weak heart conditions and high blood pressure. It has also been a remedy for aging related heart problems. Hawthorn Berry Herb is also very effective in cases of insomnia \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand digestive troubles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCardiovascular system: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eestablished use for all conditions of the heart including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, palpitations, arrhythmias, heart attacks, heart failure, weak heart, rapid pulse.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eMind: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsed in folk herbalism for ADD symptoms in children and adults.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe modern uses of Hawthorn Berry Herb include treatment of angina, irregular heartbeat, hypertension as well as restoration of sudden lowering of blood pressure. It works as an astringent as well as a tonic. It is of great benefit to a person’s overall cardiovascular system. It reduces inflammation of the heart muscles, arteriosclerosis and weak heart conditions. If used in the form of a tea then it also provides relief from irritable bowel syndrome. The Chinese way of treating colitis diarrhea also involves the use of the Hawthorn Berry. It provides relief from gas, constipation, and other conditions that lead to rectal bleeding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSweet, sour, astringent\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eACTIONS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCardiac tonic, hypotensive, antioxidant, astringent, dilates blood vessels\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSaponins, glycosides, flavonoids, bio-flavonoids, procyanidins, saponins, minerals, triterpenoids, coumarins, polyphenols, acids including ascorbic acid, tannin; amines (trimethylamine) in the flowers only.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCAUTIONS\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay cause diarrhea. 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Heart Mix (Krataigos & Taraxako) - 40 g

Product Description

This dandelion and hawthorn mix make a wonderful tea for strengthening the heart. 

DANDELION - Taraxacum officinale - (TARAXACO) - Compositae family
Common names: Lion’s tooth, wild endive, piss-abed, Irish daisy, priest’s crown

HISTORY OF USE

Dandelion grows throughout the world, and its use as food and herbal medicine can be traced to ancient times. Considered one of the great tonic herbs ever used. Strong medicinal reputation dates back over 1,000 years. Chinese physicians have prescribed dandelion since ancient times to combat colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, boils, ulcers, obesity, dental problems, itching, and internal injuries. Moreover, they created dandelion poultices to remedy breast cancer. Native Americans adopted the herb as a tonic. Contemporary herbalists suggested dandelion as a diuretic for PMS, menstrual discomforts, swollen feet, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and weight loss. Dandelion became so widely used for countless ailments and eventually was dubbed “the official remedy of disorders.”

CULINARY USE

Leaves are very nutritive and can be added to stews, soups, and the like. Roots can be pan roasted and used instead of coffee for a bitter, strong tea beverage that still has a good flavor. Both leaves and roots can be used in place of black tea in chai teas.

MEDICINAL USE
Dandelion is mild and safe-acting diuretic that provides a natural alternative to prescription diuretics, which leach potassium from the system. Dandelion does not, as it has a high amount of absorbable potassium that makes up for any potassium loss from its diuretic action. Great for edema, especially heart related. Note-worthy amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin C (powerful nutrients and antioxidants) present in dandelion might assist in cancer prevention. Its anti-tumor activity is also note-worthy. Cleanses the liver and is indicated for many female problems and skin diseases as such. Autumn roots are roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Dandelion has also been known to be prescribed by European herbalists as a weight-loss aid.  
Digestive system: A classic liver tonic, especially for congested liver, and acts in a mild, gentle way.
Musculoskeletal system: Used for arthritis and gout.
Urinary system: Stimulates the flow of bile and prevents gallstones. Commission E, the professional group that analyzes herbal medicines for the German counterpart of the FDA, endorses dandelion as a bile flow stimulant.
Reproductive system: May help PMS.
Circulatory system: Aids in congestive heart failure and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Improves vascular resistance and reduces pathologically-induced capillary wall permeability.

FLAVOR & ENERGETICS

Bitter, restorative, sweet (root), salty, cooling, drying

HERBAL ACTIONS

Diuretic, stomachic, mild laxative, cholagogue, choleretic, antioxidant, anti-platelet aggregating action, anti-inflammatory

CONSTITUENTS

Nutritive, with potassium and other alkaline salts, choline, inulin, calcium, carotenoids, fructose, mucilage, aesculin

CAUTIONS

Long-term use of diuretics of any kind can be hazardous. Although dandelion replenishes potassium due to its high potassium content, it is still advised to consume potassium while ingesting dandelion. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not consume diuretics in any form. Children under two and the elderly should use lessened amounts of dandelion.

TEA BLENDS
For water retention, use with yarrow or couch grass, or with marshmallow root.
As a mineral tea, combine with rose hips, hibiscus, and calendula.

DISCLAIMER

This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.

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HAWTHORN BERRIES Crataegus rosaceae Rose Family
Common names: Hawthorne, Mayblossom, Maybush, Mayflower, Whitethorn, Hedgethorn

HISTORY OF USE
Hawthorn was introduced to the world as a heart tonic in 1895, although it had a longstanding place in Arabic medicine well before then. It has an established use as food for the heart through the present day, with medical research confirming its heart benefits. Hawthorn berries are one of the main remedies in Europe for treating heart conditions and for building heart health. They normalize heart function in a gentle way, and can be used long term. The Greeks call it “the love of the heart.”
The botanical name Crataegus comes from the Greek word kratos meaning hardness, which refers to the wood. The extremely hard wood was used historically to make staves, crooks, and farm implements.
Hawthorn Berries have been through many clinical studies over the last few 20 years, even though the herb has actually been in use for thousands of years and has proven itself to be one of the most beneficial herbs available.

 

CULINARY USE
Hawthorn berries can be cooked and eaten, seeds discarded (see cautions below). The berries are high in pectin and can be turned into jelly or jam, seeds removed. They can also be made into fruit leather.

MEDICINAL USE
The whole Hawthorn Berry (not the seeds) is mainly used as an herb in either dried form or as a crushed powder, although there are other forms in which Hawthorn Berry is ingested. It works as a direct mild heart tonic and cures numerous heart and blood problems. It has been traditionally used for the treatment of weak heart conditions and high blood pressure. It has also been a remedy for aging related heart problems. Hawthorn Berry Herb is also very effective in cases of insomnia and digestive troubles.

Cardiovascular system: established use for all conditions of the heart including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, palpitations, arrhythmias, heart attacks, heart failure, weak heart, rapid pulse.
Mind: Used in folk herbalism for ADD symptoms in children and adults.
The modern uses of Hawthorn Berry Herb include treatment of angina, irregular heartbeat, hypertension as well as restoration of sudden lowering of blood pressure. It works as an astringent as well as a tonic. It is of great benefit to a person’s overall cardiovascular system. It reduces inflammation of the heart muscles, arteriosclerosis and weak heart conditions. If used in the form of a tea then it also provides relief from irritable bowel syndrome. The Chinese way of treating colitis diarrhea also involves the use of the Hawthorn Berry. It provides relief from gas, constipation, and other conditions that lead to rectal bleeding.

 

FLAVOR & ENERGETICS
Sweet, sour, astringent

 

ACTIONS
Cardiac tonic, hypotensive, antioxidant, astringent, dilates blood vessels

 

CONSTITUENTS
Saponins, glycosides, flavonoids, bio-flavonoids, procyanidins, saponins, minerals, triterpenoids, coumarins, polyphenols, acids including ascorbic acid, tannin; amines (trimethylamine) in the flowers only.

 

CAUTIONS
May cause diarrhea. Do not give hawthorn to children under twelve years of age. Pregnant women should not use hawthorn in the first trimester. Do not eat the seeds (found in the middle of the berries), they contain amygdalin, which is a substance of cyanide bonded with sugar. When ingested, this chemical turns into hydrogen cyanide and can be deadly.

 

TEA BLENDS
For a heart tonic tea blend, use with dandelion, if there is edema. Use with yarrow for high blood pressure, hypertension, and circulatory problems. Heart & Brain Health Tea: Use with gingko and lemon balm.

 

DISCLAIMER
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.

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