17 May 2014

My 3 Favorite Herbs

Instead of telling yourself you can't have something, start thinking about all the things you can!

About Herbs

  • Medicinal benefits
  • Effective as drugs with less side effects
  • Some herbs are poisonous
  • Bitter tasting herbs are medicinal & fresh are most potent
  • Pleasant tasting herbs are usually less toxic and used more often (effects are subtle)
  • All plant roots and bark are naturally fungicidal and bactericidal
  • Roots and barks and other herb parts can retain their medicinal value for years if dried and stored properly
  • Herbs are in many forms (glycerol or alcohol-based, dried, encapsulated forms)
  • Alcohol free extracts are best in malabsorption patients

My 3 Favorites

Aloe Vera Licorice / Glycyrrhiza Hawthorn / Crataegus
Constipation Asthma Angina
Pancreatic health Bronchitis Atherosclerosis
Diabetes Fibromyalgia CHF
Minor burns (steam) Indigestion Hypertension
Superficial skin wound healing Peptic Ulcers MI

Download the full Herbchart (256mb .PDF)



Dr. Jen Smith

Dr. Jennifer Smith, DC, MSACN, received her chiropractic education from New York Chiropractic College. While pursuing her chiropractic education at NYCC she also obtained a Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Prior to entering chiropractic college, she obtained a Bachelors in biology from Elmira College in 2008. Dr. Jen is National Board Certified, and licensed by the state of North Carolina.