CORALROOT AS A HEALING HERB
[**The following is an excerpt from Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States by C. W. Kane**]
…it contains a broad range of flavanoids.
Coralroot was once a preferred sudorific employed by the Eclectic physicians of old. …The older indications of Coralroot still apply today. It best fits individuals whom are immunologically weakened in the bronchial region and exhibit generally lowered vitality, be it from age, environment, or genetics. Within this constitutional context, it is a specific remedy for sufferers of residual fever arising from a long-standing bronchial infection. Subacute inflammation manifesting as a dry-hacky cough, seasonal bronchitis that has lasted a little too long, or lung-centered influenza that seems to be lingering due to a weakened immune system are indications for the plant. More broadly, use it at the end stage of a lung infection where there still is a nagging-painful cough, bronchial soreness, exhaustion, lack of appetite, and fever.
…[Western species may be] more sedative than Corallorhiza odonorhiza. They… are related in some ways to other Orchid family nervous system agents such as Stream orchid and Lady slipper.
Insomnia, anxiety, and mental agitation, especially if connected to overwork and exhaustion indicate Coralroot. Its central nervous system sedation is somewhat broad: it affects cerebral states of unrest as well as muscular tension.
Not only is the tea a strong diaphoretic preparation, it also is moderately stimulating to menses. If a stress component and lack of pelvic circulation dovetail into suppressed menstruation, Coralroot should help.
Indications [for use]
– Debility, respiratory
– Cough, chronic/irritative
– Fever, dry skin with bronchial involvement
– Insomnia/Anxiety with exhaustion
– Menstruation, suppressed
Not much is known about Coralroot’s chemistry, but factoring its uses with non-toxic related plants, there should be little worry with sensible dosing. Due to its stimulating influence over menses, I caution against its use during pregnancy.
**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**