Spock the Vegan

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Herbs Are … (Acrostic) - Poem by Spock the Vegan

Hens & Chicks (leaf) : Poultice for burns, cuts, wasp & nettle stings, insect bites.
Elderberry (bark) : Treat colds, sore throats, hay fever, arthritis. (flower) : epilepsy
Rabbitbrush (flower) : Treat coughs, cold, tuberculosis. (leaf) : smallpox skin wash
Bay (leaf) : Put in soups for a digestive aid and to stimulate the appetite.
Skullcap (stem, leaf & flower) : For nerves & hyperactivity.

Aloa Vera (leaf) : For healing burns & radiation burns and as a laxative.
Roses (leaf) : Tea for tonic & astringent. (Hips/fruit) : Cough, sore throat & nerves.
Eucalyptus (leaf & oil) : Use for cough, asthma & chest rubs.

Horseradish (root) : Antibiotic. Stimulate digestion & circulation. Eliminates mucus.
Endive (leaf) : A poultice soothes inflammation. (root) : Mild laxative & diuretic.
Astragalus (root) : Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulator.
Licorice (root) : Bronchitis, asthma, stress, eczema, ulcers, hepatitis, heartburn, etc
Eyebright (stem, leaf & flower) : Treats allergies, colds & pinkeye.
Reishi mushroom (whole mushroom) : Allergies, bronchitis, immune tonic.
Sage (leaf) : For digestion, asthma, colds, antiseptic, antifungal, diarrhea.

Note: Do not take large doses of any herb or take for a long time. Take as directed by health professional. There are many good books on herbs available. This was a small sample. See my poem "Herbology is Hip" for more examples.

Topic(s) of this poem: virus, disease, flowers, healing, health, plants, stress

Form: Acrostic

Poet's Notes about The Poem

First letter of each line spells a sentence.

Comments about Herbs Are … (Acrostic) by Spock the Vegan

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (1/13/2017 3:09:00 PM)

    Ook, so now I see you've written loads of educational poems! Good for you. I thought I was being original by writing about flowers & plants (see Belladonna & What could I be?) (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan (1/13/2017 6:50:00 PM)

    Thanks. I like to write educational poems.

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  • Kim Barney (12/7/2015 4:56:00 PM)

    Healers they are, indeed. We would all be better off eating more plants and less meat. Whatever I eat, I always eat too much. That's another health problem. (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan (9/23/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    The problem is that plants you get from stores are sprayed with pesticides (even organic ones) .

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 19, 2015

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