Wood Avens (Geum Urbanum)
Wood Avens is a perennial plant native to Europe and the Middle East that is also known as Herb Bennet, colewort, and St. Benedict's herb. It was advised by Paracelsus in the Middle Ages to treat stomach and intestinal catarrh.
Geon is mostly utilized by healers in modern herbal therapy to treat digestive issues and hemorrhoids. The volatile oil containing Geon (eugenol) has a high antibacterial and analgesic effect in the first case. Eugenol stimulates the formation of trypsin (a digestive enzyme generated by the pancreas), which considerably improves protein digestion (it is used for this purpose in baby food). Overall, Geo is regarded to benefit (colitis, stomach distress, and inflammation) and relieve (diarrhea). Its high tannin content (10-20%) offers it excellent healing and astringent qualities in this scenario. Its hemostatic activity heals internal and external bleeding and reduces hemorrhoids and leucorrhoea.
The bitter chemicals present in the plant help to normalize liver and gallbladder function, which is one of the herb's extra advantages.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!