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Plant Medicines | Moyenda Institute


Diverse types of Plant Medicines have been used for centuries to address a broad spectrum of health concerns and treat specific human conditions.

In this section, we will explore some of the key categories of Plant Medicines and their applications.


Herbal teas are among the most common and accessible forms of Plant Medicine.

These examples involve infusing plant parts in hot water to create a therapeutic beverage.

Chamomile: Known for its calming properties, chamomile tea can help with stress and sleep issues.

Peppermint: Aids digestion and can provide relief from nausea.

Ginger: Popular remedy for nausea, digestive discomfort, and inflammation.


Tinctures and extracts involve steeping plant material in alcohol or another solvent to concentrate its active compounds.

Examples of these concentrated forms of Plant Medicine can be administered in small doses and are known for their potency.

Echinacea Tincture: Used to support the immune system and fight off colds and infections.

Valerian Root Extract: Known for its sedative effects and is used to promote sleep and reduce anxiety.

Milk Thistle Extract: Used to support liver health and detoxification.


Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that capture the aromatic compounds of plants.

These examples are used in aromatherapy and for topical applications.

Lavender: Known for its calming and soothing properties.

Tea Tree: Used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Lemon: Used to boost mood and promote a sense of freshness.


Herbal supplements come in various forms, including capsules, tablets, and powders.

These examples are convenient and allow for precise dosing.

Ginkgo Biloba: Used to support cognitive function and improve memory.

Turmeric Capsules: Contains the active compound curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Saw Palmetto: Used to support prostate health in men.


Plant Medicines are also used topically to address skin issues, muscle pain, and more.

Aloe Vera Gel: Known for its soothing and healing properties, particularly for sunburn.

Arnica Cream: Used for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

Calendula Salve: Used for skin irritations and wound healing.


Various cultures have their own traditional Plant Medicines and often passed down through the generations.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Utilizes herbs like ginseng, astragalus, and reishi mushrooms for balance and vitality.

Ayurveda: Incorporates herbs like ashwagandha, holy basil, and turmeric for holistic well-being.

Native American Remedies: Include herbs like sage, sweetgrass, and cedar for spiritual and physical healing.

We only provided a few examples of the wide array of Plant Medicines available and throughout this series, we will explore more benefits and applications of various Plant Medicines that offer healing potential and improve our standard of living.

Regular Ceremonial Cocoa Tea

Infused Ceremonial Cocoa Tea