FIREWEED AS A HEALING HERB
[**The following is an excerpt from Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States by C. W. Kane**]
Flavonoids: kaempferol, quercitin, myricetin, phenolic acids: allagic acid, valoneic acid, caffeoylquinic acid, gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, gentisic acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid, isovaloneic acid, cinnamic acid, facceic acid, ferulic acid, oenothein a and b.
Fireweed’s traditional use is as a mild intestinal astringent. Given to young children and babies it is considered an effective and safe counter for loose stools and diarrhea, especially in those with sensitive systems.
Not significantly antispasmodic, Fireweed combines well with most Mints if a degree of smooth muscle sedation is needed (spastic diarrhea for instance). Alone or combined with equal portions of Canadian fleabane, use it as a daily tea to diminish tissue inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis (crones disease). With regular use, area sensitivity and disarray will reduce, as will ulcerative factors.
Indications [for use]
– Diarrhea, especially children
– Inflammation, intestinal
There are no cautions with normal usage
Until the late 1800s, Kaporie tea/chai was a popular beverage in Russia and Eastern Europe. Made from the young fermented leaves of fireweed, its use has all but ceased due to the rise of green and black teas.
**Always do research for yourself before using herbs for healing. There are many great, educational books available! I like to cross reference several reputable sources before using a new herb. I am obligated to remind you that you are solely responsible for your own actions and what you choose to do with this herb. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease, and my comments have not been reviewed by the FDA. This product is not produced in an FDA approved facility**