Herbal Remedies

From the Herb Basket

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

During the first world war, garlic juice was used in field dressings to prevent gangrene. During the second world war, rosemary leaves and juniper berries were burned in French hospitals to kill germs. The name “jasmine” comes from the Persian word “yasmin” which means “gift from [ ...click to read more ]

Holy Basil ~ Queen of Herbs

July 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

Holy basil, or tulsi,[ ocimum tenuiflorum, sanctum] is a member of the mint family. It’s closely related to the sweet Italian basil, but the flavors are different. Sweet Italian basil has a clove like flavor with a milder and sweeter taste, while holy basil is often called pepper basil due to its spicer and [ ...click to read more ]

Eight Super Herbs For Arthritis

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Turmeric: The spice that gives curry its bright yellow color contains the potent anti-inflammatory chemical curcumin. Turmeric improves arthritis symptoms and reduces blood levels of inflammatory chemicals. Ginger: Another curry spice, ginger decreases pain and inflammation. In one clinical study, 250 mg of ginger in [ ...click to read more ]

Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy World

May 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Healthy immune function begins with what you feed your body. Plant foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the basis for healthy immune functions. Regular exercise, getting enough rest, and managing stress are the three most important aspects of a strong immune system. Certain herbs can help support [ ...click to read more ]

Ways To Use Essential Oils

April 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic essences of plants from around the world. These precious oils are extracted directly from roots, flowers, fruits, leaves and wood. For The Home: Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vaccum cleaner bag. Best fragrances to [ ...click to read more ]

Homeopathic Herbal Remedies

February 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is a subject that’s somewhat personal and I’m sure it’s not a hot topic of conversation. Unless you have them – hemorrhoids. Then this will be of interest to you. Calendula Tincture for the Relief of Hemorrhoids. 1 – 16 ounce bottle of Witch Hazel – you can buy this in any drug [ ...click to read more ]

Legend of the Four Thieves Oil

January 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

A tale of four men who robbed and plundered the houses of the dying and deceased victims of the bubonic plague. They created this blend of herbs and added virgin olive oil as a carrier base to disperse the ingredients. Each robber chose a name for which they would refer to one another during the thefts. We have listed [ ...click to read more ]

The Mighty Tea Tree

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tea Tree: [Melaleuca alternifolia] The shrub is native to Australia. The bark has a paper like feel and texture, with pointed leaves and flowers in various shades of white. Cultivation: Tea Trees are started from seed, usually in the spring. The seeds are tiny, so start them in a fine textured seed starting mix. [ ...click to read more ]

All Natural Herbal First Aid

September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Always good to have these in the home for minor illness, scrapes, burns, colds and flu. Aloe vera gel: For cooling and healing, aloe is at the top of my list for herbal first aid. Aloe vera soothes inflamation of sunburn, minor kitchen burns, blisters, insects bites and scrapes. Calendula or comfrey salve: Calendula [ ...click to read more ]