Accepting input on herbal medicine card deck


backing img_smI don’t want to give away any personal Ta-dah! that I could enjoy, but I’m getting near the end of the design of my first run of the Herbal Medicine Cards that some of you know about.

This double deck of about 150 cards is meant to be a flash card set for anyone to learn herbal medicine, and to be a guide in selecting herbs for personal use — a true medicine card deck like many people use tarot cards or similar.

I may decide to simply print a single set of this very first version, then set to work on getting the detailed herbal information added to each card for a second run for a no-sale version to friends who may want to try out the deck and see how it works and what it might need. The last thing I want to deal with are image copyrights or images/photos of herbs for the final version.

Here is the amended card list as it stands now:

Alfalfa
Algin
Aloe
Anise seed
Ashwaganda
Asparagus root (Shatavari)
Astragalus root
Oregon Grape (Barberry) root
Bamboo (shavings, sap)
Basil
Bay leaf (laurel)
Bee pollen
Bee’s propolis
Bee’s Royal Jelly
Black Cohosh need root img
Black Sesame seed
Borage
Bupleurum root
Burdock root/seed
Calendula
Cannabis: raw leaf, nonpsychoactive
Cannabis: flower/resin tropical (C. sativa)
Cannabis: flower/resin nontropical (C. indica)
Cannabis: flower/resin High CBD (C. ruderalis)
Caraway
Cardamom
Cascara sagrada bark
Castor oil
Catnip
Catuaba
Cayenne/Capsicum
Celery seed
Chamomile
Chaparral/Creosote bush
Chickweed/Stellaria media, spp.
Cinnamon
Citrus: Bitter Orange/Citrus aurantium
Citrus: Green Tangerine peel (unripe)/QingPi
Citrus: Orange peel (ripe)/ChenPi
Clove
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
{ break to outline side sets:
(a) part of plant: root, leaf, aerial, flower, fruit, seed;
(b) method of use:
ingest: tincture, powder, tea;
inhale;
apply externally}
Cordyceps
Coriander/Cilantro
Corydalis root
Cramp bark/Viburnum
Cumin seed
Damiana
Dandelion
Devil’s Claw
Dill
Dong Quai
Dulse
Echinacea
Elder Flower/berry
Elecampane root
Ephedra/Brigham Tea
Eyebright
Fennel Seed
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Fo Ti (Polygonum multiflorum)
Frankinsense
Ganoderma lucidum
Garlic
Gentian
Ginger root
Ginkgo biloba leaf
Ginseng
Goldenseal root
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Gravel root (Eupatorium pur.)
Greater Celandine
Hawthorn berry
Hibiscus flower
Hops
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium spp.)
Horsetail/Shavegrass
Hydrangea arborescens
Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus)
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphylum)
Juniper berry
Kelp/Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) listed as Bladderwrack done
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata)
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Licorice root (G. glabra)
Lobelia inflata
Maca root
Marshamallow root
Milk Thistle seed
Mimosa flower/bark
Mint pepper/spearmint
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Mugwort/Artemisia
Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides, P. uncinatum) [photo myself]
Mullein (Verbascum thaspus)
Myrrh
Nettles (Urtica dioica)
Nutmeg
Oat straw (Avena sativa)
Olive oil
Oregon Grape root (Mahonia aquifolium) w/barberry
Osha (Ligusticum porteri)
Papaya
Parsley
Passiflora incarnata
Pau d’Arco bark (Taheebo tea) [photograph it myself]
Pennyroyal
Periwinkle
Plantain
Pleurisy root/Butterfly weed
Poppy California
Poria fungus
Prickly Ash/Zanthoxylum
Psyllium seed/hulls (Plantago ovata, P. psyllium)
Raspberry leaf/fruit
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Rosemary
Rose hips
Rose petals/buds
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sarsaparilla (Smilax)
Sassafras
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Schizandra berry
Scullcap (Scutellaria spp.)
Senna
Siberian Ginseng including image of aerial portion
Slippery Elm
Skunk Cabbage (eastern, western)
Squaw Vine
St. Johnswort
Suma
Tea (Camellia sinensis): black
Tea (Camellia sinensis): green
Tea: white
Tea: decaf
Thyme
Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)
Tribulus terrestris & fruit
Trillium root do not include?
Turmeric
Una de Gato
Uva Ursi
Valerian
Vervain (V. Officinalis)
Watermelon seed/rind
White Oak bark
Wild Carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace)
Wild Cherry bark
Wild Yam (D. villosa)
Witch Hazel
Wolf berry (Lycii/Goji berry)
Wood Betony
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Yarrow
Yellow Dock root
Yerba Mate

Let me know if I have missed something obvious

Obviously I cannot include every herb we could come up with.
There are a couple requirements:
– The herb must have a well-defined history of use in either eastern or western herbal medicine and be safe to use day-to-day. availability.
– The herb must be readily available commercially in the U.S. (or by internet) and not be cost-prohibitive. That is why I struck Saffron from this list — too expensive, not readily available.

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