***PLEASE NOTE: This is the handout provided to attendees at the 2014 Organic Growers School Spring Conference class The Herbal Medicine Cabinet with Janet Kent of Medicine County Herbs. While it was intended to be read in conjunction with the speaker’s presentation, we believe it can still be a great resource. Enjoy!***
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The Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Janet Kent
Medicine County Herbs
medicinecountyherbs@gmail.com
www.medicinecountyherbs.com

Allergies

  • goldenrod
  • ox-eye daisy
  • nettle
  • ragweed

Anti-biotic (systemic)

  • beggar’s tick (Bidens spp.)

Anti-septic (topical)

  • calendula
  • echinacea
  • rosemary
  • usnea
  • yellow root

Anti-viral (topical)

  • lemon balm
  • St. John’s wort

Burns

  • calendula
  • comfrey
  • St. John’s wort

Colds/flu

  • echinacea
  • elder
  • elecampane
  • garlic
  • spilanthes
  • usnea
  • yarrow

Cough

  • angelica
  • black cherry
  • elecampane
  • horehound

Ear infection

  • garlic
  • mullein flowers

Fungal infection

  • black walnut
  • garlic
  • yellow root

Itch relief

  • echinacea

Joint pain

  • black cohosh
  • cayenne
  • comfrey
  • sweet birch
  • willow

Menstrual cramps

  • angelica
  • black cohosh
  • black haw
  • valerian

Mood support

  • blue vervain
  • catnip
  • chamomile
  • holy basil
  • motherwort
  • oats
  • passionflower
  • skullcap
  • St. John’s wort

Mouthwash/gum care

  • calendula
  • peppermint
  • rosemary
  • usnea
  • wild geranium

Muscle pain

  • black cohosh
  • cayenne
  • sweet birch
  • wood betony

Nausea

  • catnip
  • chamomile
  • ginger
  • peppermint

Nerve pain (topical)

  • St. John’s wort

Sleep aids

  • California poppy
  • catnip
  • hops
  • oats
  • passionflower
  • skullcap

Wound healing (topical)

  • calendula
  • chickweed
  • comfrey
  • echinacea
  • plantain
  • violet

Bibliography:

Gladstar, Rosemary. Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal. North Adams, MA: Storey Books, 2001.

Green, James. The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook. Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press, 2000.

Kent, Janet. Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health. Asheville, NC: Medicine County Herbs, 2014.

Moore, Michael. Specific Indications for Herbs in General Use, 2nd edition,. SWSBM, 1997. Available as a free download at www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/MansMM.html

Jenn Cloke

Jenn Cloke

Jenn Cloke, originally from Atlanta, has lived in Western North Carolina for since 2006 and wears her Appalachian mantle proudly. Jenn was the Communications Coordinator for Organic Growers School from 2012 to 2014. She and her family run a small farm at the foot of Cold Mountain.