Herbal How to: Best Prevent a Cold or Flu

November’s Herbal How To focuses on preventing the pesky cold’s and flu’s headed our way! Here are some tried and true tips on how to keep your immune system strengthened and ready to fight the germs and bugs. Eat Mushrooms! Incorporate maitake, shiitake, turkey tail or reishi mushrooms into soups, stews or …

Herbal How To: Use Fire to Invoke Ceremony or Spells

The use of fire or of lighting virgin candles is a basic element in the binding of spells, the concocting of potions or the setting of ceremony. Considered sympathetic magic, candle magic which doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or expensive ceremonial artifacts. Remember when you were a child …

Herbal How to: Use Herbal Cigarettes to Give Up Nicotine

Cigarette smoking is linked to many harmful diseases, from lung cancer to heart disease to stroke and even osteoporosis – but the latest interdisciplinary research in psychology, physiology and neurology is shedding light on the incredible hold that tobacco has on people. Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine or …

Herbal How To: Choose the Right Beverage for your Dosha

Now don’t get me wrong – there really is no WRONG beverage choice. However, if you know your Ayurvedic Dosha (or the energetic constitution that governs your vitality throughout your life), you can craft beverages that are not only delicious, but help balance you and keep you looking and feeling …

Tea Blend of the Month: Citrus Shine Blend

Fortify your hair, nails, teeth and bones with a dash of citrus! This nourishing tea blend is brimming over with vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Silica, a mineral that increases bone density and collagen production. It also helps our bodies absorb more Vitamin C, which is …

Herbal How To: Understand Pain According to Your Sun Sign

Dealing with a migraine? Back pain? Tight calves? Treating these issues may be correlated to your Sun Sign, according to JP Hawthorne from the Portland School of Astrology (http://portlandastrology.org/). Each Astrological Sign rules a different part of the body and this can be very insightful when you or someone you …

Herbal How To: Treat Arthritis, IBS and Tumors for Your Furry Friends

Does your canine companion have weak joints, allergies, kidney disease, dental issues, irritable bowel syndrome or cancerous tumors? As our furry friends age, inflammatory health issues can really start to multiply but there is an amazing herb that you can introduce into their diet that will address ALL of these …

Herbal How To: Balance Your Hormones with a Milkshake!

Chronic stress, pollution, and unhealthy eating habits can create long term disturbances in our stress, sex, sleep, and metabolic hormones. However, adaptogenic herbs such as Astragalus, Ginseng, Eleuthero, Schizandra, and Ashwagandha can actually balance our hormones, provide us natural energy boosts and bring back our vibrancy! Some adaptogenic herbs stimulate the parasympathetic …

Herbal How To: Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome with Calendula

When many of us think of Calendula, we visualize the bright orange flowers that make her the Queen of the Marigolds. We’re all familiar with her amazing ability to heal tissues when infused in a simple salve. Indeed Calendula and Plantain are a famous pair for their incredible vulnerary properties …

Herbal How To: Improve Your Moods using Bath Salts

You make think that Epsom Salts are just fancy words for sodium but actually these salts contain an amazing and healing mineral compound called magnesium sulfate. This compound is what helps to soothe achy muscles as well as improving your mood, your immunity and even boosting your ATP production – giving you more energy! …

Herbal How To: Improve Your Heart Health with a Hawthorn Berry Cordial!

One of the oldest-known medicinal plants, the Hawthorn Shrub was first recorded as good for heart health in the first century by Greek herbalist Dioscorides. The shrub and its small red “haws” or berries were used in candies, jams, jellies, wines and cordials for centuries in Europe. More recently its …

How To: Use a Candle to Set Your New Year’s Goals

How To: Use a Candle to Set Your New Year’s Goals!   The lighting of a candle has come to symbolize many things: prayer, grieving a lost loved one, building solidarity among a group of people or raising awareness of a cause, meditation, serenity, hope, or to create magic. Their …

How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath

How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath   If we’re not careful, this time of year can drain our budgets as well as our energy. But there’s an affordable, simple solution to help you manage the many demands of the holidays: Epsom salts! You probably know that …

How To: Improve your Digestion with Oxymels

How To: Improve your Digestion with Oxymels Oxy-what? Oxymel! It literally means “acid and honey” in Latin. Traditionally, a drink created by the Greeks and made famous by Hippocrates, Oxymels would later be used to administer herbs that might not be so pleasant to take on their own. Basically an …

How To: Manage Energy Levels

Feeling fatigue from too much summer traveling? Worried the holidays are going to wear you out? Try a Maca and Ashwagandha Milkshake! Both herbs energize and rejuvenate the body, increase focus and alertness in the mind, and help to balance hormones, especially those linked with stress! Their nutty flavors combine …

How to: Fall Asleep with a Dream Pillow

How to: Fall Asleep with a Dream Pillow Are you tossing and turning before you finally fall asleep? Making a Dream Pillow filled with aromatic herbs such as Lavender, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Rose Petals, Damiana, Catnip, Hops and Linden can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Why? …

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How To: Lessen Colic in Babies

Chamomile! This gentle herb is a wonderful remedy for teething in babies as well as lowering fevers, easing indigestion, restlessness, and (applied topically in a salve) healing diaper rash. Having one of those days when your baby just won’t stop crying and your nerves are worn thin? Chamomile tea will …

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How To: Reduce Chronic Pain in the Body

How To: Reduce Chronic Pain in the Body   Chronic pain can be quite debilitating but there’s one solution that is low in cost and can be done in your own home.  Meditation!  Clinical trials published in Psychology Today show that meditation can reduce the sensation of pain by 57% …

Turmeric Tango Tea

Turmeric Tango Ingredients: Vanilla powder Turmeric Chips Cayenne Pepper Cinnamon Chips Cardamon Pods Cloves Black Pepper Pods Ginger Chips This lovely Chai is designed to help reduce inflammation in the body as well as create a tasty tea experience that is even more delicious when paired with dairy, almond or …

How To Tip for June: Prostate Health!

How To Tip for June: Prostate Health! There is far less information available today about men’s health compared to other topics of health.  Many herbalists wonder why this is- is it because men are over all healthier beings?  Is it because men tend to talk less about what ails them …

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