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Archa

Scientific Name: Rheum australe
Local Name/s: Archa

While the stems are cooked as a vegetable, as the classic apple-tasting rhubarb, the carrot-sized root serves an important role in medical systems around the world. Archa root, like other species of Rhubarb, is a talented purgative in that its astringent quality can often tone the mucous membranes, and remove cellular toxins while purging more massive congestion from the G.I.  This way it removes excess from all the organs of the G.I. including the Liver.  Powdered Root is also a potent first-aid ‘pulling’ poultice.

Ativisa

Ativisa, Atis, Aconite, Aconitum Heterophylum
Scientific Name: Aconitum Heterophylum
Local Name/s: Atis

As metabolism is absolutey fundamental to wellness, this is one of the best herbs for activating and purifying metabolism.  Atis is considered a panacea by many, usable as a remarkably effective treatment for a majority of imbalances.  It combines well with Kutki in this regard.  Atis sparks efficient clear energy and brings up all levels of digestive fire, physical and mental.  For both adults and children, Atis readily supports the bodymind in optimizing and controlling all forms of fever, from snake bites to parasite to inflammation.