Herbal Remedies

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 ]

The Healing Power of Comfrey

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comfrey – Symphytum officinale (Boraginaceae plant family). Native to Europe and Asia; naturalized all over the world. Loves rich soil and full sun. Under ideal conditions comfrey can grow to a height of 5 feet. Comfrey is a hardy, upright, leafy perennial that dies back in winter and re-emerges in late spring. [ ...click to read more ]