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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)

This root is commonly found in many Ayurvedic medicine. Because of its ability to heal a wide variety of ailments. Ginger can be made into a tincture or used in teas as well as available in pill and candied forms. Ginger can be used to help many circular and digestive problems or nausea. Ginger boosts circulation. Ginger can help with gas by adding it to spice a meal.  Adding warmth your feet by rubbing a ginger infused oil on them. It helps add energy. Native to tropical rain forest this herb needs fertile soil and warm temperature year round.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)

This adaptogen helps the body recover faster by strengthening the entire body, increasing the efficiency of the endocrine, metabolic, circulatory, and digestive systems. This root reduces stress by increasing the flow of oxygen in the blood stream and immune-strengthen white blood cell to eliminate toxins. Ginseng has been use therapeutically for more than 5,000 years, making it one of China's most valued ancient herbs. This herb helps enhance physical endurance and speed up the recovery of a cold. This herb helps improve male fertility and help the body to process emotional stress. In China this herb has been used to avoid signs of aging. This root should be harvested in autumn once the plant is six years old. the seeds should be sown once ripe and kept in a greenhouse for their first winter. Separate the neck of older plants from roots and replant in spring. This herb prefers moist, humus-rich soil in the shade. This herb cam be taken in many forms including as tinctures, decoction, or concentrated capsules. Avoid taking ginseng for more than six week continuously, break for 2 weeks then resume if necessary.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Garlic (Allium Sativum)

This hardy perennial bulb is widely available in any grocery store and has amazing medicinal qualities. In WWI doctors squeezed fresh garlic juice in wounds to control infections. But the use of garlic has gone back even longer than that it was used as a protector against evil. European folklore tells that people put garlic in a small bag and tied it around a child's neck to protect against a cold or their tummy to protect from worms. The core benefits include antibiotic, detoxifying, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.  Garlic can be used to halt a cold or flu by letting the good oils from crushed garlic cloves be absorbed into your skin. This method is best if used on the sole of your feet overnight at the first sign of illness. This is because the skin on your feet is very sensitive. Garlic helps prevent heart disease as recommended by The University of Maryland Medical Center. Not only does it decrease bad cholesterol it increases good cholesterol. Garlic helps prevent platelet aggregation, also known as blood clotting. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, allicin appears to be the chemical property in garlic with the anticoagulant powers. The dosage required varies for each person so if you are looking into replacing your anticoagulant with an herb alternative talk to your local Herbalist or Natural Consultant about using garlic capsules.This herb prefers moist, well-drained soil and sun. Plant individual cloves 1 1/2in (4cm) deep in late autumn. Once grown, stop watering allowing the plant to dry out and dig the bulb out in early summer. hang bulb to dry fully or preserve.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Echinacea (Echinacea Angustifolia)

Also known as the purple coneflower, this perennial herb is renowned for its ability to stimulate the immune system. This herb is native to the American Great Plain, found in Central and North America. The parts of the plant that are used are the roots, leaves and stems. This plant prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Once the plant is 2-4 years old roots are best harvested in the autumn. This herb is great for treating insect bites/stings, and halting infections. Echinacea is considered a natural antibiotic, and is also effective as an anti-mircobial agent, anti-inflammatory, and wound healer. Taking echinacea regularly will help with overall health but is advised that a break of a week should be taken after every 3 weeks of prolonged use. Peppermint and Echinacea tea daily is a great way to enhance your immune system and prevent getting sick.

Monday, March 18, 2013


You'd be surprised to find out that adding a few extra things to your diet can make such a huge difference. Adding organic peppermint tea to your daily routine will lower your chances of getting a cold because of all its amazing vitemins. Peppermint is also excellent of helping to treating a cold too. The methol and carvone in peppermint make it an excellent decongestant; just inhaling the vapors of peppermint tea will help clear your nasal cavaties. Garlic and onions have great use of an anti-inflammatory and help keep your digestion system healthy and clear. Echinacea has many many uses and helping to prevent the common cold is one. This amazing herb help boost your immune system so if you do get sick you can fight it off fast. If you have allergies you'll be happy to find out that eating watercress is very helpful with allergy symptoms and tastes great with spinach and some lime and salt. A tea recipe I find very tasty and had keep my immune system strong is peppermint, dried orange peel, echinacea, raspberry leaf and juniper berries. The raspberry leaf and juniper berries also help with regulating period and increasing female fertility. The juniper berries are also more effected in treating urinary tract infections. Gluten and sugars should be avoided along with caffine as these are harmful to your immune systems and makes the healing process slower.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Future Posts

We will have a post sometime today or tomorrow about how to prevent getting sick and we plan on having posts on how to treat specific diseases/medical condition throughout the year. So if you have medical condition you want us talked about please email us at emails are anonymous.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Great Resources

In this Prezi you will find a variety of resources we use as Natural Consultants as some of our reference guides. This is an ongoing Prezi so information will be added and removed when it becomes necessary.
Herbal Resources

Prezi #1

This is a prezi we made to help explain some ways to prepare herbs for using in medicinal ways. This is a basic explanation and specific measurements may vary for the herbs you wish to use.

Prezi #2

Here is a link to a prezi presentation we made about the 5 most common medical herbs in the U.S. Keep in mind you never want to use herbs that have been treated with weed killers or harmful pesticides as the poisons are in the soil even after you stop treating it.


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