Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spanish to Engish Herbs / Yerbas Remedios Names

 We have been in the herb and spice business for over 13 years and have over 150 different Culinary (cooking), dried botanicals and Mexican healing herbs and spices in our inventory. This is just a list of translations and not a complete list of our entire inventory with some of the Herbs and Spices used by New Mexicans and other Hispanics.

As always please consult a doctor before using any alternative healing

 Alucema - Lavender =  Infections; sleep aid. Boil some in water ½ hour before kids bedtime. Will quiet them right down.
Albahacar - Basil = Digestion; good luck.
Anis - Anise Seed = Gas; digestion; cramps; stomach weakness.
Anis Estrella - Anise / Star =  For new born babies when they can't stop crying.
Axocopaque - Wintergreen
Azafran (Mexican Saffron) - Safflower =  Used in cooking to add reddish color, very little taste - Spanish rice
Barbas de Elote - Corn Silk = Lungs; circulation
Boldo Boldo Leaves =  - Liver; scars (face); cramps.
Canela - Cinnamon = Digestion; can be used as a tea after strong emotions
Cola de Caballo - Shave Grass / Horsetail = Lungs; menopause; diarrhea
Confrey - Comfrey –  Bones; muscular pain; arthritis.
Endeldo - Dill =  Internal pain
Epazote – Removes gas from gaseous foods. Add to pot of beans ½ hour before they are finished cooking. Good in gaseous veggies too. It is the same enzyme used in Bean-o!
Epazote de Comer - Mexican Tea =  Removes gas when cooked in food (lst 30 minutes); worms; parasites.
Estiafate - Mugwort = Stomach ache
Eucalipto - Eucalyptus =  asthma; cough
Gobernadora Chaparral = Clean the system; helps with urination.
Gordolobo - Mullein Flowers =Cough
Hinojo Fennel = Gas; indigestion; cramps
Hojasen - Senna = Liver; parasites
Jamaica - Hibiscus =  Lungs; stomach; fever. Great added to lemonade to make it pink and give it a kick. Especially yummy with lavender added in too.
Manrubio - Horehound = Cough; cold
Manzanilla - Chamomile =  Stomach; to start menstruation
MejoranaMarjoram = Circulation; gas.
Menta Peppermint = Aids digestion; stomach ache
Mostaza Amarilla - Mustard/Yellow
Nuez Moscada - Nutmeg =  Appetites
Pasiflora - Passion Flowers =  Best herb for sleep
Poleo PennyRoyal = Colds; stomach ache
Romero - Rosemary = Menopause; head ache; asthma; chronic colds
Rosa de CastillaRose Buds = Skin; baby cramps; help to relax. Luxurious as a pampering cup of tea.
Ruda - Rue = Head ache; ear
Salvia - Sage =  Menopause; digestion
Sauco - Elder Flowers = Skin conditions; lung infections
Siete Azahares - Seven Blossoms = Siete Azahares - Nerves; sleep aid
Tila - Linden Flowers = Nerves; cough; asthma
Yerba Buena - Spearmint = Stomach ache
Zarzaparrilla - Sarsaparilla = Veneral disease

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