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Angelica is very closely related to Dong Quai, one of the most respected female tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. According to one legend, Angelica was revealed in a dream by an angel to cure the plague (hence the name Angelica or Archangel).
Lovage is a perennial plant that may reach a height of 5 feet, similar in appearance to celery or angelica. The high concentration of coumarins, limonene, camphor, and eugenols contribute to the impressive health benefits associated with this herb.
Some of the most important health benefits of lovage include its ability to improve the health of the skin, boost immune health, improve respiration, protect the kidneys, soothes digestion, prevents allergic reactions, lower inflammation, and help with menstruation.
Valerian consists of many biologically active components: the essential oils (valerenic acid and valenol), valepotriates, and a few alkaloids, (actinidine, chatinine, shyanthine, valerianine, and valerine).
Chicory is a herb with a lot of health benefits. Chicory root contains a special class of carbohydrates known as fructans, a group containing inulin and oligofructoses. Chicory root is commonly known as a coffee substitute or as an additive for coffee. It can also be used for treating conditions like loss of appetite, stomach upset, constipation, rapid heartbeat and many more.
Other Names: Soaproot, Bouncing Bet, Latherwort, Fuller’s Herb, Bruisewort, Crow Soap, Sweet Betty.
The soapwort’s root contains saponins (up to 5%), flavonoids, sugars, resin, vitamin C and small amounts of essential oil.
Dandelion root has been used as a natural diuretic, to strengthen the immune system, and sooth the digestive system. Dandelion root has been used in an attempt to treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic.
Dandelion is a great spring tonic for our bodies; it helps the transition from winter to the warmer season, by nourishing and balancing the blood.