Collections: Medicinal Herbal Blends
This blend is 30 servings, 1 TBS each or 90 servings, 1 tsp each.
A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
Cat’s claw Bark (uncaria tomentosa or uno de gato)
Cat’s claw is a tropical woody vine whose bark has been harvested for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes. Cat’s claw can aid in alleviating almost any symptom, from neurological to digestive. Cat’s claw has definitely been given accolades for its healing properties -- Medical Medium says that this herb contains bioactive pharma-compounds that supersede synthetic pharmaceuticals. The beauty part about cat’s claw is that pathogens such as bacteria cannot become resistant to it (as they sometimes can with synthetic antibiotics).
I used cat’s claw bark (the actual bark, not the tincture) during my healing journey, with tremendous success! I was battling multiple strains of strep bacteria. It also wouldn’t surprise me if I was unknowingly dealing with viral issues as well, as some of my symptoms stretched beyond what strep or H.phlori could present inside the body. Needless to say, all of my symptoms cease to exist. Cat’s claw also assist my liver’s personalized immune system -- so that’s a bonus!
The glycosides, proanthocyanidins and beta sitosterol found in cat’s claw exert a beneficial effect on memory (and you all know how much I love to nurture my noodle) making this medicinal herb an excellent supplement for the prevention of cognitive conditions.
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use cat's claw bark for?
If I was diagnosed with Lyme, cat’s claw would be my #1 healing tool. Medical Medium says that parasites such as Babesia and bacteria such as Bartonella cannot withstand the wrath of cat’s claw. This herb eliminates these and other bugs without the so-called Herxheimer die-off reaction so common with antibiotics. The bioactive pharma-compounds in this herb regulate the destruction of pathogens so that it’s at a level the individual person can tolerate.
I would make cats claw infusions as a regular part of my evening routine, if I had any of the following conditions…Alzheimer’s, or any other cognitive/memory disorders. Cancers or tumors, ringing/buzzing in the ears, candida overgrowth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, gastritis, tingles and numbness, neurological heart palpitations, headaches, brain fog, parasitical and bacterial infection, twitches, Bell’s palsy, frozen shoulder, spasms, tics, weakness of the limbs, burning sensations in or on the body, digestive disturbances, pins and needles, tremors, swallowing issues, slurred speech, nervousness, seizures, rashes, restless leg syndrome, dizziness, balance issues, moving body pain, muscle cramping, muscle tightness, muscle weakness, neck pain, joint pain, jaw pain, inflammation.
**Note: if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, keep cat’s claw out of your medicinal regimen.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis or Hibiscus syriacus)
There are several hundred different species of hibiscus.
Hibiscus tea is made from deep red calyxes of the hibiscus flower that is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. Hibiscus tea is excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting off infections. Traditionally, hibiscus tea was regarded by the Egyptian pharaohs to be royalty’s most important beverage as it was known to improve health and vitality. I really like the fact that hibiscus is also known as an anti-aging medical flower… it contains all the essential antioxidants to fight against the signs of aging. Some experts say that drinking hibiscus tea daily can make a woman look younger than what she really is!! (I think this one might be working for me ;)
The antioxidants found in hibiscus tea are often compared to those in red wine and have been noted for their positive effects on cardiac health as well. Medical Medium says that these antioxidants also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have the ability to protect cells and keep them healthy and free from damage. I really enjoy the tart flavour which this flower provides—it especially helps to take the bitter-edge off of herbs such as cat’s claw bark! I’m a daily hibiscus consumer…hibiscus make its way into at least one of my herbal infusions everyday; if not 2 or 3 of them…It really is one of the most delicious medicinal flowering herbs which I consume—and the biggest bonus, is that hibiscus is incredibly supportive for the health of my liver! Hibiscus has been used for centuries to support liver function and aid in liver disorders such as fatty liver syndrome and jaundice.
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use hibiscus for?
If I was dealing with any of the following, or I wanted to try and prevent any of the following, I would be bringing the hibiscus into my life without hesitation--low blood pressure, bladder infections, constipation, depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, mood swings, cardiac issues, elevated cholesterol, and triglycerides.