Astringents are herbs that tighten and tone soft, swollen, loose or spongy tissues and arrest excessive mucus secretion, bleeding or drainage. Herbs with astringent properties can be recognized by their slightly bitter flavor and the puckering, drying sensation they produce in the mouth. If you’ve ever eaten a persimmon or an apple that isn’t fully ripe, or if you’ve drunk strong unsweetened green or black tea, you’ve experienced the tightening, drying quality of astringents.
This issue of Sunshine Sharing discusses the many uses of astringent herbs including why astringent herbs are excellent remedies to apply topically to insect bites and stings, snake and animal bites and skin rashes caused by poison ivy or oak and how they can be used internally to help reduce excess sinus drainage, shrink nasal polyps, stop urinary incontinence, heal ulcerations and irritations in the GI tract and tone up the intestinal membranes to reduce leaky gut. It will also cover the specific uses for five important astringent herbs—white oak bark, bayberry root bark, uva ursi leaves, yarrow leaves and red raspberry leaf.
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