Herbal Remedies

Herbal Pharmacy – 13

March 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

First Aid From the Kitchen Not everyone has a medicinal pharmacy at their fingertips, but just about everyone has a kitchen. And, generally, this kitchen is filled with herbs and spices. Many of our favorite herbs come into the house via the kitchen door. Basil has anti-spasmodic properties that make it useful for [ ...click to read more ]

Aromatherapy From The Kitchen

August 14, 2018 // 2 Comments

While aromatherapy these days refers to essential oils, initially it meant simply the use of fragrance for healing. Citrus: If you cook, enjoy herbal teas or garden, you already have the benefits of aroma therapy waiting for you. The fragrance of lemons and oranges have a clean, refreshing scent that combats [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 12

August 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Terrific Toner: The tannins in witch hazel help it tone skin and tighten pores, leaving the skin cool and refreshed. It also helps kill breakout-causing bacteria. To make a skin toner, combine equal parts distilled water and witch hazel. Use a spray bottle or cosmetic pad to apply. Amazing Herbs: Adaptogens are a [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 11

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

St. John’s Wort [ Hypericum perforatum] is probably the best known wort in modern medicine. Other common names are The Grace of God, and Touch and Heal. It is believed to reach its apex of healing on St. John’s Eve (June 23). It was and still is used to relieve headache, back pain, ulcers, sunburn and more. Just [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 10

September 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

Ease aches and pains with spices Adding 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, turmeric, paprika or ginger to your daily diet could reduce production of pain-triggering inflammation within a week. Research shows that these flavor boosters contain compounds that turn off cyclooxygenase-2 (also known as cox- 2) — an enzyme [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 9

January 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

  Herb-Infused Honey Select an herb to infuse with the honey. Use delicate herbs such as rose petals, chamomile or lavender for a mild flavor; — rosemary, mint or thyme for a stronger flavor. If you prefer a citrus flavored honey, use the zest of a grated orange or lemon. You’ll need a small glass jar [ ...click to read more ]