Thursday, 25 February 2016

Number 31 - Kwao Krua

Pueraria mirifica, translates to "wonderful child", also sometimes known as Kwao Krua, is a native Thai herbal medicine. This particular variant is the White Kwao Krua.

The myths and mystery behind the herb date back to 13th Century AD. Instructions hidden within a buddist temple told of benefits including being able to enhance your memory, improve skin conditions, improve youthfulness including extending life span,

However, one thing for sure about this plant, is it contains a lot of chemicals called phytoestrogen. What these chemicals do is mimic our own estrogen and create effects of the same nature within our bodies. These would make the herb beneficial for stablising mood swings, easing menopause, and encouraging hormonal changes in male-to-female (MTF) trans individuals. This herb has also been discussed as a natural breast enlargement.

As with estrogen replacement, do not take this herb if you are at risk of breast and uterine cancers.


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Hello, World. Part II.

Hello! Now, I know it's been five years since I last updated, but so much has gone on since then. I left my course at University to focus on improving myself. I loved learning about herbal medicine, but my anxiety left me at a loss. Now I'm working as a games tester, which is a really cool job I must say, but I am missing my old subject.

Young Herbal never really did take off. I never got round to writing properly. I wanted to rewrite all the posts and I never really had time before.

There's going to be a big tidy up of the blog. I'm going to be revamping the posts and updating them with the new things I have learnt going to University. I will also be creating a bibliography for all my books I use on the blog.

Now I hope my followers are with me here. It's been a long time, I know, but I hope to get posting again. I've found some really cool plants I want to share with you all!

Take care, and I hope time has been kind over these past few years,

Herbie x