herbalmedicine

This is Stinging Nettle AKA Urtica dioica, and ‘sisnu’ in Nepali, in a pic with a cutie from Karmidanda. This nutritious multi-tasking herb is famed to be helpful in so many common conditions like eczema and allergies. Today I’m nerding out on its mild diuretic effects.  Translation: it makes you pee more.  That’s a common approach to treating high blood pressure.  Studies show that it works differently from the popular diuretics HCTZ and Lasix, so isn’t associated with their most bothersome side effects.  Interesting! In Nepal they don’t really see it as a medicine, just a yummy green that they cook up when it’s in season. #FoodAsMedicine #PlantMedicine #HerbalMedicine #NaturopathicDoctor #NaturopathicMedicine #Nettle #StingingNettle #Urtica #Sisnu #Diuretic #Hypertension #HighBloodPressure #HerbNerd #Farmacy #Nepal

This is Stinging Nettle AKA Urtica dioica, and ‘sisnu’ in Nepali, in a pic with a cutie from Karmidanda. This nutritious multi-tasking herb is famed to be helpful in so many common conditions like eczema and allergies. Today I’m nerding out on its mild diuretic effects. Translation: it makes you pee more. That’s a common approach to treating high blood pressure. Studies show that it works differently from the popular diuretics HCTZ and Lasix, so isn’t associated with their most bothersome side effects. Interesting! In Nepal they don’t really see it as a medicine, just a yummy green that they cook up when it’s in season. #FoodAsMedicine #PlantMedicine #HerbalMedicine #NaturopathicDoctor #NaturopathicMedicine #Nettle #StingingNettle #Urtica #Sisnu #Diuretic #Hypertension #HighBloodPressure #HerbNerd #Farmacy #Nepal

This is @zendenyogini harvesting Artemesia from #Karmidanda back in 2012. Here in the west, we know it for its bitter aspects and volatile oils that make it a really useful plant to support digestion and relieve gas. In Nepal it’s called tite pati and has many uses. Most memorable is the recommendation from their herbal folklore to “sit over the heated plant” in cases of diarrhea! Still haven’t recommended that one … #PlantMedicine #Herbalism #HerbNerd #HerbalMedicine #Naturopathic #NatureMedicine #NaturopathicMedicine #TraditionalMedicine #Artemesia

This is @zendenyogini harvesting Artemesia from #Karmidanda back in 2012. Here in the west, we know it for its bitter aspects and volatile oils that make it a really useful plant to support digestion and relieve gas. In Nepal it’s called tite pati and has many uses. Most memorable is the recommendation from their herbal folklore to “sit over the heated plant” in cases of diarrhea! Still haven’t recommended that one … #PlantMedicine #Herbalism #HerbNerd #HerbalMedicine #Naturopathic #NatureMedicine #NaturopathicMedicine #TraditionalMedicine #Artemesia

Meet my friend Gotu Kola, Ghodtapre in Nepali. It’s an herb with a cooling tendency and many uses. It’s known in the west for its ability to regulate the stress and anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol. Here in #rasuwa people drink the juice of the leaf to treat a fever. Some local kids brought this batch to me cause they know how much I love it! #herbnerd #karmidanda #herbalmedicine #naturopathy #globalnaturopath #ilovenepal

Meet my friend Gotu Kola, Ghodtapre in Nepali. It’s an herb with a cooling tendency and many uses. It’s known in the west for its ability to regulate the stress and anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol. Here in #rasuwa people drink the juice of the leaf to treat a fever. Some local kids brought this batch to me cause they know how much I love it! #herbnerd #karmidanda #herbalmedicine #naturopathy #globalnaturopath #ilovenepal