This is a simple, yet effective, Fortner Original Formula that is actually among our clients favorites. It is being featured in our 2016 Product Launch for its digestive aiding ability to help promote a healthy gut and proper elimination, which helps more than most think in your journey to the healthiest you.

Fennel – foeniculum vulgare – A wonderful carminative, aromatic, antispasmodic and hepatic tonic, this native of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean is often recommended for flatulence and colic as it stimulates the digestion and appetite. It promotes healthy secretions of the bile and gastrointestinal tracts to relieve gas and digestion discomfort.

 

Peppermint – Mentha piperita – This Mediterranean native is commonly known to aid digestion and relieve gastrointestinal distress. It is antiseptic, aromatic, antibacterial, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-emetic, anti-insomnia and an expectorant, stimulant and stomachic. It also contains antioxidants that have been linked to help prevent cancer, heart disease and other diseases associated with aging. In general, this readily available, on the evasive side, plant is very useful in relaxation, helping ease nausea, fights bacteria causing tooth decay and gingivitis, has been used for acid reflux/heart burn, chills, colic, gas, headaches. Lessens the amount of time food spends in the stomach by stimulating gastric juices.

 

Ginger – Zingiber offininale – This is a common spice that is often used in baking. (Ginger Snaps, anyone?) But most people have no idea the beautifully tropical plant this useful root sports above ground. You’d be surprised when you Google “zingiber officinale flower image” at the fancy flowers you will see! This is an effective carminative, analgesic, sedative, stimulant, aromatic, sialagogue, orexigenic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is commonly used for nausea and motion sickness, as well as poor circulation, fevers, colds, congestion and headache. Often mixed with laxatives to help relieve the ‘gripping’ commonly associated with strong laxatives.

 

Kerry Brock, Certified Herbalist and owner at Shawnee Moon, is a researcher of plants, an eater of herbs, a drinker of coffee and a formulator of remedies. She keeps busy trying out pinterest diy’s and often failing at cooking in her backwoods home in rural southeast Missouri with her fantastic husband, Davy, two dogs, an assortment of cats and a unbelievably supportive family near by.

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The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure disease. It is simply for use in the maintenance and promotion of good health in cooperation with a licensed medical practitioner. Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not licensed to treat or diagnose disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. By using this information you agree that the decisions regarding your health are your own responsibility and understand that Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not liable for your health decisions.

Sources and continued reading:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing James & Phyllis Balch, Weiner’s Herbal Michael Weiner, The New Age Herbalist Richard Mabey The Way of Herbs Michael Tierra, The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Daniel Mowery, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible Earl Mindell, Victoria Fortner, The School of Natural Healing Dr. John Christopher, Back to Eden Jethro Kloss, The Complete Medicinal Herbal Penelope Ody, A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Greieve, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal David Hoffmann, The Green Pharmacy James A. Duke, Ph.D., 20,000 Secrets of Tea Victoria Zak, The Herb Book John Lust, Various informative websites containing herbal and health information, including Wikipedia.

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