Tag Archives: Herbal Remedies

Best Herbs for Women – Traditional Medicinals – Herbal Wellness Teas

  In May we honor mothers, the best herbs for women and share the handicrafts of women working to make a difference in their rural communities. Womanhood means something different for every woman, but one thing is universal: as daughters, mothers, spouses, friends and coworkers, our default mantra is often “give, give, give.” At times, this outward flow of energy

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Spring Greens and Spring Awakening

Spring has arrived in our mountain forest. The emergence from the long cold nights of winter gives way to spring and the eternal reminder of rebirth and renewal. Dandelion flowers are everywhere, basking in the warming of the earth, opening to the sun. I’ve been gathering the young leaves for cooking and adding to smoothies. The grosbeaks have returned and

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Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies

Herb Fairies is a children’s herbal learning system that engages kids through stories and encourages them to learn more by providing exciting hands-on activities. Download our Herb Fairies cookbook as our gift to you. Source: Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies Herb Fairies will only be open till this coming Tuesday, April 30, but might close

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The Business of Herbalism

Botanical medicine, the art, and science of collecting, preparing, and utilizing plants for healing, is one of the oldest healing methods in human history. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary healthcare. There is a wide range, however, in what is marketed as herbal medicine. The

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Happy Spring

Plants are expressing their life force as they emerge from the soil to meet the light. Aphrodisiac Honey – to give you Spring Fever! Honey – 1 quart, local raw wildflower or buckwheat honey Red Roses – 1/2 cup Orange blossoms – 1/2 cup Blood Orange peels – 1/4 cup Tangerine peels – 1/4 cup Vanilla bean – 1 bean cut

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Herbs in Cocktail Drinks – From Mixology to Mocktails – The Herb Exchange

When it comes to cocktails, most people probably focus on alcohol that goes into them. While alcohol is one of the major components in cocktails, you can take yours to the next level by adding various ingredients. Things such as garnishes, rims adornments, herb-infused syrups, and bitters can dramatically change the taste and flavor of a cocktail. However, herbs remain the

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Dandelion, A Common Spring Garden Herb

Taraxacum officinale Also, Known As: Blow Ball Cankerwort Dandelion Lion’s Tooth Pissabed Priest’s-crown Puff Ball Pu Gong Ying Pu-kung-ying Swine Snout Telltime White Endive Wild Endive The dandelion is a common garden herb, with easily recognized flowers. During the spring season, the leaves and the root of the dandelion begin to produce mannitol, which is a substance utilized in the

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Drinking in Spring Blossoms: Red Flowering Currant Elixir – Gather Victoria

And let me tell you, during the past cold dreary winter months, it has been a favorite remedy. Just a few drops on the tongue or a splash in sparkly water brings a little sweet spring sunshine into my step! The blossoms, however, are so beloved by bees and hummingbirds, I harvest very sparingly. Which makes my elixir stores precious indeed!  But now,

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Flower Power Beats High Blood Pressure

Drinking a tea made from hibiscus flowers may help lower blood pressure, adding another tool to the chest of natural treatments for this common and serious condition. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A blood pressure reading of more than 140/90 is considered high, while pre-hypertension ranges from 120/80 through 139/89. Systolic

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