It has been a busy day. We are finishing up lunch as I type. The children are arguing over a toy. I have stayed relatively positive so far so that's great! I had my lecture today but we had to cut it short. My internet connection has been unstable for 3 days and my teacher was having problems this morning. On my end, I can just catch the recording but his end not working well has an impact. Fortunately, he was able to get out the important things. The topic was the importance of detoxing daily as part of our health routine. Most people don't even realize how toxic our world is, much less what to do about it. Interestingly, in first semester, we had this as a topic and I discovered, NONE of my books discussed this. I haven't checked any of the new ones but this is the importance of tonic and diuretic herbs. They help flush out the nasty stuff we have come in contact with as part of our daily life. If you haven't looked into detoxing, I highly recommend it. Today I intent to finish the one quiz and do the one that is due next week. Both classes want me to show some work towards my papers. LOL Yeah.... I did start my research into ebola. I have over a hundred articles downloaded. I guess I can say I've started on cayenne given the amount of data I've found but I haven't looked for any papers on it yet. That's what will be expected. Need the easy stuff done!
It seems like we've been on chickweed forever because in the normal timeline, this would be the last day and I'm just now getting to the first day of the constituents.
Carotenoids are lipid-soluble (fat-soluble) pigments which are found in every plant. In animals, this becomes Vitamin A. As Vitamin A, these are radical scavengers. (word is potentially related to carrot?) (Hoffman, 2003, p. 85, 168)
I just realized it's already 3pm and I still need to get those tests done so I'm gong to leave it here but at least I have located a whole bunch of these in the book so tomorrow, hopefully, will go faster. I'm not planning on going anywhere so it should be okay. Have a great day!
Active Constituents: carboxylic acids
Flavonoids (Hoffman, 2006, p. 100-102, 152, 167, 170, 174)
Glycosides that have a mild antiseptic action when heated (Hoffman, 2003, p. 41, 48, 199)
Hydroxycoumarins (Hoffman, 2003, p. 95)
Lipids (Hoffman, 2003, p. 54-61, 166)
Mucilage (Hoffman, 2003, p. 50-1, 226)
Phenolic acids (Hoffman, 2003, p. 92)
Phytosterols (Hoffman, 2003, p. 83, 143)
Saponin glycosides (Hoffman, 2003, p. 49, 200)
Triterpenoid saponins (Hoffman, 2003, p. 79)
a saponin that accounts for the expectorant action
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.