The Beautiful Herb That’s Amazing for Your Heart; Red Clover Benefits

Finding a three-leaf clover may bring good luck, but taking red clover as a healing herb may bring even better fortune! People have appreciated the therapeutic qualities of the red clover's pink and red-hued blossom for generations. Women, in particular, have passed down its secrets as a remedy for feminine issues, whether premenstrual syndrome or menopause symptoms. … Continue reading The Beautiful Herb That’s Amazing for Your Heart; Red Clover Benefits

What Is Oats {Avena sativa}

Also, Known As: Avena Sativa Common Oats Groats Oats Wild Oats The plant-based cereals called the oats - botanical name: Avena sativa - is a very nutritious food and remedy. The oat is rich in protein, has lots of beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium, trace elements and potassium as well as iron - while also being very high in vitamin content. The … Continue reading What Is Oats {Avena sativa}

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Marjoram

Not quite oregano and not quite thyme, marjoram {Origanum majorana} is one of those herbs that sit in the spice cabinet for years - decades even -  just waiting to make an appearance in some stew or stuffing where it can finally shine. Like its cousin oregano, marjoram is a member of the mint {Lamiaceae} … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Marjoram

Antioxidant Content and Activity of Untreated and Processed Guayusa Tea

Guayusa (Ilex guayusa, Aquifoliaceae) is an evergreen tree native to South America with a long history of use by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Traditionally, the twigs and leaves are infused in hot water to create a beverage. A distant relative of yerba maté (I. paraguariensis), this plant is a source of caffeine and is … Continue reading Antioxidant Content and Activity of Untreated and Processed Guayusa Tea

Herbs & The Nervous System – Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas

Herbalism acknowledges healing as a holistic process, especially in regards to the nervous system. Source: Herbs & The Nervous System - Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas One of the most amazing aspects of herbalism is that it acknowledges healing as a holistic process, which helps mind, body, and spirit to move toward alignment. Herbalists and … Continue reading Herbs & The Nervous System – Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas

Homemade Medicine

Guide to make your own simple, effective herbal remedies Making our own herbal medicines and body care products can save money and improve our health, and it’s much easier than you may think. If you already make herbal teas, then making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves and poultices can quickly become part of your repertoire, too. Don’t … Continue reading Homemade Medicine

Kitchen Cabinet Medicine ~ CCF Tea ~ Digestive Support

CCF Tea ~ Digestive Support Long loved and cherished by Ayurvedic students and practitioners, CCF tea is a bit of an Ayurvedic staple. Simple, gentle, and tasty, this tea is easy to make and is ideal for supporting a balanced digestive system. I was first introduced to CCF tea as a student of Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic … Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Medicine ~ CCF Tea ~ Digestive Support

Kitchen Cabinet Medicine : 3 Herbs For A Cold

Got a cold, sick in bed? Find relief and comfort with this simple tea blend using 3 common culinary herbs. When down with a cold, a hot cup of tea can go a long way. But it can be hard to take care of ourselves when we feel lousy. Grogginess, grumpiness, and exhaustion can overwhelm … Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Medicine : 3 Herbs For A Cold

Rose Hip Tea

It’s amazing what I find on my walks around my neighborhood. I’m lucky enough to live in a place where blackberry bushes are literally everywhere and fruit trees grow on almost every street. We’re talking figs, various varieties of plums, apples, and pears. Gorgeous curbside gardens overflowing with kale, chard, and tomatoes are the norm. … Continue reading Rose Hip Tea

Chrysanthemum

Chrysathemum morifolium Also Known As Chrysanthemum Ju Hua The western world knows the Chinese plant “Ju hua” as the florists' chrysanthemum, primarily valued as an ornamental plant. However, the chrysanthemum is a well known medicinal herb in China, where it is also commonly drunk as an energizing tisane as well. Vision is improved by using … Continue reading Chrysanthemum