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Cat Tail, Bulrush, Pu Huang
(Typhus Latifolia, Typha Angustata. Typha Angustifolia
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CATTAIL HERBAL DESCRIPTION
Cattail (Typha Angustata / Angustifolia), is also known as Cat Tail, Bulrush and Pu Huang.
Cattail pollen is a Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedy used to stop bleeding and remove blood stasis. It is used for bleeding caused by trauma and blood-stasis, especially for metrorrhagia and menorrhagia, used to promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis and for angina pectoria, postpartum abdominal pain, menalgia, abdominal pain and swelling and traumatic pain due to blood stasis. It has recently been used for hyperlipemia, especially for hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterinemia. It promotes diuresis and reduce stranguria and for stranguria complicated by hematuria and that of heat type. In addition, external use for exudative eczema. It strengthens the tone and promotes rhythmical contraction of uterus in animals and human. Its decoction lowers blood pressure and shortens blood clotting time.
Cattails are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, flat blade like leaves that reach heights from 3 to 10 feet. They are one of the most common plants in large marshes and on the edge of ponds. Two species are most common in US - the broad leaved cattail (Typha latifolia) and narrow leaf cattail (Typha angustifolia).
Under the right conditions, cattails can grow and spread vigorously. The pollinated flowers develop into fluffy seed heads, blowing across a pond in autumn breezes. Just as commonly, cattails spread through their root system. The thick, white roots, called rhizomes, grow underground near the edge of ponds and in shallow swales. As long as the water is not too deep, the cattails feast off the open sunshine and abundant water, storing a large amount of food in the root system. In fact, cattails at the edge of pond can grow faster than fertilized corn in a field. The dense foliage and debris from old growth makes it very difficult for competing plant species to grow.
Cattails prefer shallow, flooded conditions and easily get established along a pond shoreline or in waters one to 1.5 feet or less in depth. When unimpeded however, the cattail beds will expand and can extend their hefty rhizomes well out into pond surface, actually floating above much deeper waters. Cattails need to have "wet feet" during most of the growing season. Many pond owners view cattails with uncertainty because they have a tendency to grow in thick, nearly impenetrable stands, blocking the view of open water and raising the concern that they will take over and cover a pond.
Cattail is competitively superior under stable water conditions. Maintaining open areas in semi-permanent marshes is difficult once the plant is established. The plant can occur in a variety of natural communities and form extensive monocultures rapidly through vegetative reproduction, thereby reducing plant bio-diversity. Cattail can become a problem in irrigated agricultural lands and managed aquatic systems. The plant invades farm ponds, irrigation canals, and drainage ditches which can result in impeded water flow and increased siltation.
CATTAIL USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
There is no other North American plant that is more useful than the Cattail. This wonderful plant is a virtual gold mine of survival utility. It is a four-season food, medicinal, and utility plant. What other plant can boast eight food products, three medicinals, and at least 12 other functional uses?
The Common Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia) and its relatives the Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia), Southern Cattail (Typha domingensis), and Blue Cattail (Typha Glauca), have representatives found throughout North America and most of the world. Cattail is a member of the grass family, Gramineae, as are rice, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and rye, just to mention a few. Of the 15 most commonly consumed domesticated plant foods, 10 are grasses. However, of more than 1300 wild grasses, none holds a loftier position as a survival food than Cattail. Just about any place you can find year-round standing water or wet soil, you can usually find cattails.
CATTAIL WILD FOOD SURVIVIAL
In Euell Gibbons' Stalking the Wild Asparagus, his chapter on Cattails is titled "Supermarket of the Swamp."" This title aptly applies to the Cattail. However, due to its medicinal and utilitarian uses, we may want to expand it further to include these attributes as well.
In just about any survival situation, whether self-imposed or not, one of the first plants to look for is the Cattail. As a food plant, cattails are outstanding and offer a variety of food products according to the season. In early spring, dig up the roots to locate the small pointed shoots called corms. These can be removed, peeled, and eaten, added to other spring greens for a salad, or cooked in stews or alone as a pot herb. As the plant growth progresses to where the shoots reach a height of two to three feet above the water, peel and eat like the cormst.
In late spring to early summer, some favorite food products come into fruition on the cattail. Soon after these shoots become available, the green female bloom spikes and the male pollen spikes begin to emerge. These spikes can be found in the center of the plant and form a cylindrical projection that can only be detected when you are close to the plant. Peel back the leaves in the same way you would shuck corn, and both the male portion above and the female below can be seen. The female portion will later develop into the familiar brown "cattail" seed head from which the plant's name is derived. The male portion will atrophy into a small dried twig that may easily break off the top of the seed head. Both the male and female pollen spikes can be boiled and eaten like corn on the cob, and both are delicious. The male portion provides a bigger meal at this stage. They have a flavor that is corn-like, but distinct from corn. Both may also be eaten raw.
Later, the male pollen head will begin to develop an abundance of yellow pollen with a talcum powder consistency that can easily be shaken off into any container. Several pounds of this can be collected in less than an hour. The traditional use of this pollen is to substitute for some the flour in pancakes to make cattail pancakes. Cattail pollen recipes recommend using about 1/3 cup of pollen added to a cup of flour. This also works well with cornbread. Other uses of the pollen include thickeners or flour extenders for breads, cakes, etc.
In late summer to early fall, the tender inner portions of the leaf stalk may still be collected, but the availability begins to dwindle due to the toughening up of the plant. During this period and all the way to spring, the most abundant food product, the root starch, may be harvested. It is so abundant, a study was conducted at the Cattail Research Center of Syracuse University's Department of Plant Sciences. The chief investigator of the project was Leland Marsh. The reported results were as follows: Yields are fantastic. Marsh discovered he could harvest 140 tons of rhizomes per acre near Wolcott, NY. That represents something more than 10 times the average yield per acre of potatoes. In terms of dry weight of cattail flour, the 140 tons of roots would yield approximately 32 tons.
To extract the flour or starch from the cattail root, simply collect the roots, wash, and peel them. Next, break up the roots under water. The flour will begin to separate from the fibers. Continue this process until the fibers are all separated and the sweet flour is removed. Remove the fiber and pour off the excess water. Allow the remaining flour slurry to dry by placing near a fire or using the sun. Cattail root flour also contains gluten. Gluten is the constituent in wheat flour that allows flour to rise in yeast breads. The Iroquois Indians macerated and boiled the roots to produce a fine syrup, which they used in a corn meal pudding and to sweeten other dishes. Some Indians burned the mature brown seed heads to extract the small seeds from the fluff, which was used to make gruels and added to soups.
CATTAIL - A DELICIOUS WILD FOOD
The cattail is one of the most important and common wild foods, with a variety of uses at different times of the year. A stand of Cattails is one of nature's Wild Supermarket food choices. You can easily recognize a cattail stand consisting of white, dense, furry, cigar-shaped overwintered seed heads stand atop very long, stout stalks, even as the young shoots first emerge in early spring. The immature sword-like, pointed leaves, with parallel veins, resemble other wetland plants, but last year's stalks provide positive identification.
By late spring, the light green leaves reach nearly nine feet tall, forming a sheath where they tightly embrace the stalk's base. The leaves hide the new flower head until it nears maturity. The leaves can be peeled back to reveal it. The plant is very primitive, dating back to the time of the dinosaur. The male and female flowers are separate on the stiff, two-parted flower head with the pollen-producing male always on top, while the seed-bearing female is on the bottom. This arrangement is effective because the male part withers away when its job is done, whereas the female part must remain connected to the rest of the plant until the seeds have matured and dispersed. Once fertilized, the female flowers transform into the familiar brown "cigars", also called candlewicks, punks, ducktails, and marsh beetles, consisting of thousands of tiny developing seeds. They whiten over the winter after the leaves die, and the cycle repeats.
Cattails grow in dense stands. Like most colonial plants, they arise from rhizomes with thick stems, growing in the mud, usually connecting all the stalks. A cattail stand is like a branching shrub lying on its side under the mud, with only the leaves and blossoms visible. The two most widespread species in the United States are the common cattail (Typha latifolia), which is larger and bears more food, and the narrow-leaf cattail (Typha augustifolia), also quite good.
PLANT IDENTIFICATION CONFUSION
Cattails are readily identified by the characteristic brown seed head. There are some poisonous look-alikes that may be mistaken for cattail, but none of these look-alikes possess the brown seed head. People sometimes confuse cattails with the very common grass-like non-poisonous reeds (Phragmites species), which form dense stands twelve feet tall. But reeds have flag-like flowers, and leaves originating along the stalks. When the two species compete, reeds tolerate more salt, and wins out on land. But they cannot grow in shallow water, like cattails. The reed's young shoot is barely edible in early spring. After lots of peeling, the small yield tastes terrible, you will not want to eat any more. Leave the reeds to the wildlife and not for the dinner table.
Large stands of Cattails and Sweet Flag growing side by side. As with all wild edible plants, positive identificaton is essential. If you are not sure, do not eat it. Young Cattail shoots resemble non-poisonous Calamus (Acorus calamus), and the poisonous Daffodil (Amaryllidaceae) and Iris (Iris species) shoots, which have similar leaves. Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) and Yellow Flag (Iris pseudoacorus) and other members of the iris family all possess the cattail-like leaves, but none possesses the brown seed head. All members of the Iris family are poisonous. Another look-alike which is not poisonous, but whose leaves look more like cattail than iris is the Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus). Sweet Flag has a very pleasant spicy, sweet aroma when the leaves are bruised. It also does not posses the brown seed head. Neither the Irises nor Cattail has the sweet, spicy aroma.
If you have doubts and to be safe, look for a Cattail stand that is still topped by last year's cottony seed heads, you know you have the right plant. In spring, the cattail shoot has an odorless, tender, white, inner core that tastes sweet, mild, and pleasant. This is a far cry from the bitter poisonous plants, or the spicy, fragrant Calamus. None of the look-alikes grows more than a few feet tall, so by mid-spring, the much larger cattail becomes unmistakable, even for beginners.
NATIVE CATTAIL HABITATS
Cattails grow in marshes, swamps, ditches, and stagnant water, fresh or slightly brackish, worldwide. Finding them is a sure sign of water. Military survival specialist and author, Tom Squier, once found them completely out of habitat, in a dry, sandy pine forest. A short search revealed an open manhole from an abandoned storm sewer system, full of water.
The Cattail is easy to harvest, very tasty, highly nutritious and every part has its uses. The Cattail was a major staple for the American Indians, who found it in such great supply, they did not need to cultivate it. The settlers missed out when they ignored this great food and destroyed its habitats, instead of cultivating it and using it as a major food source.
Before the flower forms, the shoots prized as "Cossack's asparagus" in Russia, are fantastic. The Russians have a fondness for this food product. You can peel and eat them well into the summer. They are like a combination of tender zucchini and cucumbers, adding a refreshing texture and flavor to salads. They can be mixed with pungent mustard greens to balance their mildness or added to soup towards the end of cooking, retaining a refreshing crunchiness. They are superb in stir-fry dishes, more than suitable for sandwiches, and excellent in virtually any context. Sliced Cattail hearts, sauteed in Sesame Seed oil with wild (or garden) Carrots and Ginger is a fantastic blend.
Harvest Cattail shoots after some dry weather, when the ground is solid, in the least muddy locations. Select the largest shoots that have not begun to flower, and use both hands to separate the outer leaves from the core, all the way to the base of the plant. Now grab the inner core with both hands, as close to the base as possible, and pull it out. Peel and discard the outermost layers of leaves from the top down, until you reach the edible part, which is soft enough to pinch through with your thumbnail (the rule-of-thumb). There are more layers to discard toward the top, so you must do more peeling there. Cut off completely tough upper parts with a pocket knife or garden shears in the field, so you will have less to carry. Collecting the shoots will cover your hands with a sticky, mucilaginous jelly. Scrape it off the plant into a plastic bag, and use it to impart a slight okra-like thickening effect to soups. The shoot provides beta carotene, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.
The proportions of food to waste varies with the size of the shoot. You will get the best yield just before the flowers begin to develop. A few huge, late-spring stalks provide enough delicious food for a meal. Some stalks grow tall, and become inedibly fibrous with developing flowers by late spring, although just before the summer solstice, you can often gather tender shoots, immature flower heads, and pollen at the same time.
You can clip off and eat the male portions of the immature, green, flower head. Steam or simmer it for ten minutes. It tastes vaguely like its distant relative, corn, and there ís even a central cob-like core. Because it is dry, serve it with a topping of sauce, seasoned oil, or butter. Sometimes the cooked female portions can be eaten, but there is very little to them. It ís easier to remove the flesh from the woody core, if desired, after steaming. This adds a rich, filling element to any dish, and it is one of the best wild vegetarian sources of protein, unsaturated fat, and calories. It also provides beta-carotene and minerals.
CATTAIL FRIED RICE
From THE WILD VEGAN COOKBOOK
This is a savory version of a well-known Chinese dish that combines left-over rice with wild plants.
1 tablespoon toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 cup peeled and chopped Cattail Shoots
1 cup Shallots, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
3 cups cooked Brown Rice
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Chili Paste or 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Heat the Sesame oil in a large skillet over a medium flame. Add the Cattails, Shallots and Garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the rice is hot. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. Serves 4.
Try adding a handful of wild rice in with the brown rice for an extra touch of flavor and color variation.
From THE WILD VEGAN COOKBOOK
Cattail shoots, easy to identify and collectable in quantity, taste like cucumbers or zucchini. They fit into virtually any recipe. Try this simple pasta dish.
24 ounces Homemade or Commercial Pasta
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1.5 pounds peeled, sliced Cattail Shoots or Cucumbers
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup Parsley, Cilantro, Goutweed, or Waterleaf, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste.
1. Cook the Pasta in rapidly boiling, salted water along with 1 tablespoon of the Olive Oil until al dente. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, saute the Cattail Shoots in the remaining Olive Oil over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring often.
3. Add Garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
4. Add the Pasta, Parsley, and Salt and Pepper to taste.
5. Heat through and serve at once.
Serves 6 to 8
Time: 30 minutes
RAW CATTAIL SOUP
From THE WILD VEGAN COOKBOOK
This is a raw, wild variant of a traditional iced Greek Yogurt and Cucumber soup.
2.5 cups Almonds
10 cups Water, or as needed
2 cups sliced Cattail Shoots, thinly sliced (Cucumbers may be substituted)
1/4 cup fresh Spearmint leaves or other Mint leaves, finely chopped
The juice of half a Lemon
1. Cover the almonds with water and soak, refrigerated, 6 hours to overnight.
2. Puree the soaked almonds, about 2 cups at a time, with about 3 cups of the water at a time in a blender until all the almonds have been pureed.
3. Pour the almond-water puree into a colander lined with cheesecloth or thin nylon fabric over a bowl. Twist the top of the cloth and squeeze the remaining water.
4. Discard the pulp and mix the remaining ingredients with the Almond Milk. Serve chilled.
Preparation Time: Overnight Plus 20 minutes.
When the male flowers ripen, just before the summer solstice, they produce considerable quantities of golden pollen. People pay outrageous prices in health stores for tiny capsules of the bee pollen, which is a source of minerals, enzymes, protein, and energy. Cattail pollen beats the commercial variety in flavor, energy content, freshness, nutrition, and price. To collect the pollen in its short season, wait for a few calm days, so your harvest is not scattered by wind. Bend the flower heads into a large paper bag and shake it gently. Keep the bag's opening as narrow as possible, so the pollen will not blow away. Sift out unwanted debris and use the pollen as golden flour in baking breads, muffins, pancakes, or waffles. It does not rise, and it is time-consuming to collect in quantity, so it can be mixed with at least three times as much whole-grain flour. You can also eat the pollen raw, sprinkled on yogurt, fruit shakes, oatmeal, and salads. (Avoid using pollen if you have allergies to it).
During fall, winter, and early spring, the Cattail rhizomes store food. Digging up the thick, matted rhizomes from the muck, especially in cold weather, is not easy. Tear apart the washed rhizomes and let them dry, pound the fibers to free the starch, and sift. Chewing on the fibers inside the cleaned rhizomes and swallowing the starch is very tasty. However, the digging and cleaning is a lot of work for most people during the winter to bother with it. There have been reports that eating the starch of some species raw may cause vomiting.
The buds of the following year's shoots, attached to the rhizomes, are also edible. Although they make a tasty cooked vegetable, some people may find them too small to be worth digging up and cleaning, although their size may also vary.
Collecting the flower heads and pollen does not harm the plant, because cattails spread locally by their rhizomes. The seeds are for establishing new colonies, and each flower head makes thousands of these. Collecting a small fraction of the shoots also does no damage, since the colony continually regenerates new shoots. Since nobody wants to sink into the mud, people normally collect at the periphery of the stand. Of course, if the stand is small, it is already struggling to survive adverse conditions. Finding a larger stand elsewhere will increase your harvest, and give the embattled plants a chance for survivial.
MEDICINAL USES FOR CATTAILS
The Indians also cattails medicinally. The medicinal uses of cattails include poultices made from the split and bruised roots that can be applied to cuts, wounds, burns, stings, and bruises. They applied the jelly from between the young leaves to wounds, sores, boils, carbuncles, external inflammations, and boils, to soothe pain. A small drop of a honey-like excretion, often found near the base of the plant, can be used as an antiseptic for small wounds and toothaches. The ash of the burned cattail leaves can be used as an antiseptic or styptic for wounds.
OTHER USES FOR CATTAILS
Besides medicinal uses, the dried leaves were also twisted into dolls and toy animals for children, much like corn-husk dolls found today. Cattail leaves can be used for construction of shelters, to thatch roofs, weave beautiful baskets, as woven seating for the seats and backs of chairs, and to make mats. This has been traditional for hundreds of years. Archeologists have excavated Cattail mats over 10,000 years old from Nevada caves. The leaves can be used for construction of shelters or for woven seats and backs of chairs, hats, and beds.
The utility of this cattail is limited only by your imagination. No longer edible once the pollen is gone, the brown flower heads support a slowly-burning flame, with a smoke that drives insects away. The seed heads and dried leaves can be used as tinder. The dried seed heads attached to their stalks can be dipped into melted animal fat or oil and used as torches. The dried stalks can be used for hand drills and arrow shafts.
The seed head fluff can be used for pillow and bedding stuffing or as a down-like insulation in clothing. The fluffy, white seeds were once used for stuffing blankets, pillows and toys. The Indians put them inside moccasins and around cradles, for additional warmth. To prevent itchy skin reactions (hives, rash outbreak) from direct, prolonged skin contact to the fluffy seeds, enclose the soft fluffy seeds inside a layer of thick batting material, enclosing the seed fluff from direct skin contact. If done properly, this can make very soft, comfortable pillows and other items.
Cattails and their associated microorganisms improve water and soil quality. They render organic pollution harmless, and fix atmospheric nitrogen, bringing it back into the food chain. They have even been planted along the Nile river to reduce soil salinity. Cattails are an important part of our eco-system.
CATTAIL DOSAGE INFORMATION
CATTAIL POLLEN (PU HUANG)
Pollen Typhae Properties: The herb is sweet in flavor, neutral in nature, and acts on the liver and pericardium channels. Being sweet for mildness, neutral for not drastic effect, and acting on the blood in the heart and liver, the unprepared herb can remove blood stasis, and stop bleeding without retaining blood stasis, and the stirbaked herb is good at stopping bleeding by astringency. The herb can be used to treat various kinds of internal and external bleeding due to clod or heat of deficiency or excess type. With its effect of inducing diuresis, the herb is particularly good at treating stranguria with blood and hematuria. With its effect of relieving blood stasis and alleviating pain, the herb is also used to alleviate pains due to blood stasis.
1. For hematemesis, hematuria, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis and many other kinds of bleeding, the herb can be used in combination with herbs for clearing heart from blood to stop bleeding, to treat bleeding due to blood-heart; with herbs for warming the channels to stop bleeding, to treat bleeding due to cold of deficiency type; and with notoginseng, rubia root and other herbs for relieving blood stasis to stop bleeding, to treat bleeding due to blood stasis. The herb is particularly good at treating stranguria with blood and hematuria when used in combination with dried rehmannia root, field thistle, cape jasmine, five leaf akebia and other diuretic herbs to treat stranguria and clear heat from blood to stop bleeding.
2. The herb is often used in combination with trogopterus dung for strengthening the effect of relieving blood stasis and alleviating pain, such as Shixiao Powder, to treat women's dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis, and abdominal pain due to the obstruction and blood stasis after childbirth; and with chuan xiong rhizome, corydalis tuber, Chinese angelica root, notoginseng and other herbs for relieving blood stasis and alleviating pain, to treat pains due to blood stasis in the chest and abdomen.
Dosage and Administration: Wrap 5 to 10 grams in decoction, pills or powder. It is necessary to pack it within gauze before decocting.. Sachets are available with 6 grams raw herb. The dosage is for adults, one sachet or gauze packet put into a cup and 50 to 100 ml of boiling water added. Stir with a spoon and allow to brew until tea is lukewarm. Use of sachet or gauze packet each time, twice daily. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to weight.
Pu Huang Herbal preparations may be available in quick-dissolving granules.
1. Pu Huang Wan from Sheng Ji Zong Lu (Complete Record of Holy Benevolence). It is formulated with Long Gu (Dragon Bones) and Ai Ye (Mugwort Herb) to treat abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation.
2. Shi Xiao San from Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Formulas of the Peaceful Benevolent Dispensary). It is coupled with Wu Ling Zhi (Faeces Trogopterori) to make cream for the treatment of tremendous postpartum pain in heart and abdomen.
3. Pu Huang San from Complete Record of Holy Benevolence. It is matched with Yu Jin (Tumeric Tuber) to cure heat in bladder and blood in the urine.
4. Pu Huang San from Seng Shen Ji Fang (Prescription book of Monk Shen). It is put together with Gan Cao (Licorice Root) and Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root) to heal sudden vaginal bleeding and blood in stool and urine.
5. Pu Huang San from Ling Li Fang (Lingli Prescriptions). It is used along with Hai Tong Pi (Erythrina Variegata Bark) and Licorice Root to cure erosion of vulva.
CATTAIL SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION
Cattails pollen is with low toxicity. In mice the median lethal dose is around 35.57g/kg weight. It can cause allergic reactions in guinea pigs and test-tube experiments showed that it could cause hemolysis. Besides, it can still reduce the red blood cells and leukocytes counts in mice.
Although there are no obvious side effects about this herb, pregnant women should stay away from it since it can cause the contraction of the uterus.
In individuals it may lead to stomach upset and loss of appetite too.
Finally, clinically attention should be paid to its procoagulant and allergic reactions. TCM wise, according to the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing Shu (Commentary on ‘Shen Nong’s Classic of the Materia Medica), cattail pollen should not be used in the cases of all fever caused by over exertion, internal heat due to yin deficiency, but with no stasis.
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Cat Tail Pollen (Typha Angustata / Angustifolia), is also known as Bulrush and Pu Huang, is a Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedy used to stop bleeding and remove blood stasis. It is used for bleeding caused by trauma and blood-stasis, especially for metrorrhagia and menorrhagia; to promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis: For angina pectoria, postpartum abdominal pain, menalgia, abdominal pain and swelling and traumatic pain due to blood stasis. It has recently been used for hyperlipemia, especially for hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterinemia. It promotes diuresis and reduce stranguria: For stranguria complicated by hematuria and that of heat type. In addition, external use for exudative eczema. It strengthens the tone and promotes rhythmical contraction of uterus in animals and human. Its decoction lowers blood pressure and shortens blood clotting time.
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Using Essential Oils
AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction
NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute? MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water
RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1 MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2 MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index
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