Core actions of herbs

Herbal remedies themselves can be organised according to their capacity to:

  • Stimulate for example, stimulate digestive enzymes, stimulate circulation to the periphery, or stimulate diaphoresis.
  • Relax for example, exert an anti-spasmodic action on skeletal or smooth muscle.
  • Sedate
  • Astringe
  • Tone
  • Create adaptive change
  • Strengthen the nervous system
  • Promote tissue healing