Flashcards in BM -1 week 1 Deck (14):
making an impression upon and organ : so getting to taste, touch, smell the plant
What are the tastes - 6
sour, salty, bitter, sweet, astrigent, umami
color and clarity
Feel and texture, 3
slippery, drying and sticky
what are the 4 directions of the herbal medicine wheel?
North - cold/depression earty, East- damp/relax miost, South - heat/excitement fire , West - Dry/atrophy air
Where would cyanne fall on the wheel?
close to south with heat and under west to for dry
doctrine of signatures
signifigance of form shape and action, form follows function, used as learning tool to remember things.
what two level does the doctrine of signatures work on?
intiution and imagination
what is on the the unified botanical genius paradigm
homeopathy essence, signatures, organoleptics and chemical actions with core personality in the middle
Flavonoid glycosides are for what?
anti inflammatory and antioxident, so good for anti ageing
What is an adaptogen?
produces a non specific response: often a normalizing influence on physiology in either direction, increases resistance against multiple stressors, physical, chemical etc
what is a tonic, what do they do?
Boost energy reserves, promote health in a non specific manner.
Are adaptogens tonics and tonics adaptogens
nope - all adaptogens are tonics, but all tonics are not adaptogens, some probably don't work so much on the endocrine system