Nagarmotha Materia Medica


Nagarmotha has been used as an herbal medicine for thousands of years and is particularly well-described in both Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine.

Research has found that lemon verbena exerts antioxidant activity (extracts contain high levels of verbascoside, a biochemical shown to have strong antioxidant capacity) which can protect neutrophils (A type of white blood cell, which is filled with microscopic granules containing enzymes that digest microorganisms.) from oxidative damage and decrease muscle injuries in runners without inhibiting cellular adaptation to exercise.

In general, nagarmotha as an herbal medicine exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic; anti-malarial; antimicrobial, astringent, cardiotonic; central nervous system stimulant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, tonic and vermifuge actions.

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23 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Psoric
Sefirah: Tiferet/Netzach
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and history; herbal medicine and aromatherapy;; gemstone morganite; astral body; neurasthenia; Psoric miasm; Tiferet/Netzach interface.

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