Author: William Siff

Herban Love with Goldthread Herbs | Tulsi

Beauty + Brains Tulsi (Ocimum spp.); Family: Labiatae Taste: Pungent, Bitter Temperature: Heating Moisture: Drying overall Herbal Actions: Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Carminative, Febrifuge, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal. Rasayana. Tulsi, which translates as “the incomparable one”, is among the most sacred herbs in all of Ayurvedic medicine. It is commonly grown in and around Hindu homes and holy places for its atmosphere-purifying effects. Tulsi has an important place within the daily rituals and holy celebrations performed by Hindus throughout the year. It is worshipped as an emanation of the goddess Lakshmi, the lover of Vishnu. Tulsi provides a beautiful example of how certain...

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Herban Love with Goldthread Herbs | Astragalus

Culinary + Fashion Photo from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health How exciting this is to launch an ongoing series in partnership with our plant-loving compatriots, Goldthread Herbs, and its founder, William Siff. Monthly, we’ll be rolling out a red – or, rather, green – carpet for an herb, tonic, or plant of our collective choosing, imparting useful knowledge surrounding its properties and tools for utilization in our daily lives. This month, we kick off with a tonic herb fittingly at the beginning of the alphabet – Astragalus. Astragalus has been used in herbal medicine for more...

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