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Home - Blum Oak. Fresh herbs and spices. Anthroposophical Medicine | Rudolf Steiner Health Center. Anthroposophic Medicine (Anthropos = human being : Sophia = wisdom) is a form of complementary medicine developed by Rudolf Steiner that views the entire human being. The anthroposophical approach to medicine adds spiritual insight to diagnosis and healing. Applied by conventionally trained medical doctors who combine orthodox medical treatment with complementary practice, this modern holistic paradigm combines European homeopathics, plant medicines, natural remedies and elements of allopathic principles. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), anthroposophic medicine takes into account that human beings, nature and the cosmos are interrelated.

Many other therapeutic disciplines that have developed within the approach include homeopathic and herbal remedies, homecare, nursing, artistic therapy, music therapy, hydrotherapy, curative eurythmy (movement), and massage. Medicines used are taken from the realms of plants, animals, and minerals. Anthroposophical Society in America: Tea Smiths of San Francisco. About Herbal Tonics - Urban Moonshine. Ita Wegman. Ita Wegman in 1899 in Berlin Ita Wegman, MD (born 22 February 1876 in Karawang, West Java; died 4 March 1943 in Arlesheim, Switzerland) is known as the co-founder of Anthroposophical Medicine with Rudolf Steiner.

In 1921, she founded the first anthroposophical medical clinic in Arlesheim, now known as the Ita Wegman Clinic. She also developed a special form of massage therapy, called rhythmical massage, and other therapeutic treatments. Biography[edit] Ita Wegman, as she was known throughout her life, was born as Maria Ita Wegman in 1876 in Indonesia, the first child of a Dutch colonial family. Around the turn of the century, she returned to Europe (she had visited before) and studied therapeutic gymnastics and massage. In 1917, having opened an independent practice, she developed a cancer treatment using an extract of mistletoe following indications from Steiner. By 1919 she had a joint practice together with two other doctors, also women. See also[edit] References[edit] How to Make Honey Candied Turmeric and Turmeric Syrup. I love turmeric. It’s one of my favorite herbs and I eat it in some form every day. Both dried and fresh turmeric are great for you and provide a wide range of health benefits.

Read all about the health benefits of turmeric here. If you can find fresh turmeric, it’s a real treat. The flavor is absolutely delicious (I think). I add it to soups, stews, stir-frys, and even juice it or add it to your smoothies. Look at your local Asian or Indian grocery stores for fresh. This idea for candied turmeric and turmeric syrup actually came from a reader who left a comment on my Facebook page asking if it was possible.

Well, I wasn’t sure, but I decided I wanted to find out. And oh boy, am I glad I did! Not only is the candied turmeric delicious, but the syrup is amazing! You could use the syrup in stir-fry sauce (like teriyaki, orange chicken, etc.), but my new favorite way to use it is in my second water kefir ferment. How to Make Candied Turmeric and Turmeric Syrup Total time About Jessica Espinoza. A Closer Look: What Are Tonic Herbs | Nourishing Herbalist. In herbalism there are three prominent schools of thought: Ayurvedic (originating from India), Traditional Chinese, and Western. In each there is a category of herbs that promote rejuvenation, regeneration and radiant health. In the Ayurvedic and Traditional schools of thought, this herbal family is known as the “tonic” group.

In Western herbal medicine, this family is known as the “adaptive” group. Though a learned herbalist would make distinctions between these two groups (i.e. not all tonic herbs are Adaptogen herbs), here at the Nourishing Herbalist we consider the two groups for our purposes to be fairly synonymous. Tonic herbs are holistic, nourishing plants that facilitate strength and wellness in the body. Tonic herbs make the best traveling companions on the journey to vitality. It’s important to note here that tonic herbs don’t take away the stresses found in our chosen lifestyle. Perhaps our favorite aspect of tonic herbs (other than the fact that they’re tasty!)

The Difference between Tinctures, Tonics and Teas… Oh My! | Nourishing Herbalist. A few years ago when I took a serious interest in alternative medicine, I found myself a bit confused by the terms used to describe herbal preparations. Okay, a lot confused. Tinctures, tonics, teas, infusions, decoctions, extracts, brews… WHEW! My head was spinning! Are these terms all referring to the same thing? What is the difference between a tincture and a tonic?

If you’re asking the same questions then you’ve come to the right place. During the time I interned at the White House and the Department of Labor I was overwhelmed with all the acronyms thrown around the office. Thankfully, the world of herbs is much easier to navigate. Be sure to check out the herbal preparations chart at the bottom of this post! Herbal extracts are the foundation of all herbal preparations. There are two ways of preparing liquid herbal extracts from a plant. Because alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream, tinctures are the best go-to preparation for acute illnesses. Dessert Maker : Bethanne Wanamaker — Dessert Medicine. Eating ice cream & hiking. What's better than that? :) We enjoyed such a wonderful evening making refreshing herbal ice cream to activate our hike in the Marin hills. Bethanne and I have been friends since we started really diving into our raw dessert/herbal businesses, Edible Goddess & Diviana Alchemy.

There are many parallels, and we each have our own take and energy on the topic. . : Interview with Bethanne Wanamaker : >> What does Dessert Medicine mean to you? Dessert Medicine means healing through perceived indulgence. >> Tell me about your business, Edible Goddess, and how it all began. Edible Goddess began initially because of a traumatic experience in my life that ultimately gave me direction, purpose, and an understanding for why I’m alive. >> What is your daily herbal routine, and are there any favorite herbs you use? I adore herbal tonics + beauty elixirs on a daily basis. Cordyceps - I have a strong attraction to this medicinal mushroom & have for almost a decade. Edible Goddess » Inspiration for Your Positive Health Transformation. Adaptablend ~ Dessert Herb Powder 6oz / Diviana Alchemy.

The Adaptablend powder mix contains herbs that will help the body adapt to stressors of life and other synergistic flavors that add nutritional quality, all being great for sweet treats and blended drinks! Ingredients >> Lucuma powder; Adapt Blend ~ Ashwagandha, Mucuna, Reishi, Rhodiola, Moringa, Hibiscus; Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Ginger. Lucuma is the sweet dessert aspect of this blend, adding a creamy and rich fruitiness to the mix, as well as being a low-glycemic sweetener adding depth to a recipe.

The Adapt blend contains Ashwagandha, Mucuna, Rhodiola, Reishi, Moringa, and Hibiscus. Both Ashwagandha and Rhodiola are well known herbal adaptogens, Ashwagandha being an Ayurvedic herb and Rhodiola originating in northern climates. Reishi is a medicinal mushroom with energizing aspects and immune boosting properties. Moringa is a highly nutritive herbal green powder that will give a chlorophyll boost to sweet treats. 6oz amber glass jar. The Wild Medicine Solution Book by Guido Mase. The Wild Medicine SolutionHealing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants By Guido Masé Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Explains how 3 classes of wild plants—aromatics, bitters, and tonics—are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with themProvides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tincturesOffers practical examples of plants in each of the 3 classes, from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate As people moved into cities and suburbs and embraced modern medicine and industrialized food, they lost their connection to nature, in particular to the plants with which humanity coevolved.

These plants are essential components of our physiologies— tangible reminders of cross-kingdom signaling—and key not only to vibrant physical health and prevention of illness but also to soothing and awakening the troubled spirit. Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Alcoholism & Addiction. Medical marijuana is frequently in the news, and hopefully the growing awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana will lead to more sensible regulations and deeper research into why cannabis is so helpful in treating so many different conditions.

Among the conditions that medical marijuana can treatis addiction, whether to drugs or alcohol. Marijuana as a recovery treatment is controversial, not least because there is conflicting research about whether medical marijuana is or is not addictive. However, many studies have found that medical marijuana is not addictive, or as harmful, as other drugs such as alcohol and opiates. Additionally, several studies have shown that marijuana can be an effective treatment for recovery from other substances. Medical Marijuana as a Recovery Treatment Since marijuana has earned an undeserved negative reputation in many quarters, it is often difficult to determine what is fact and what is politics when talking about medical marijuana.

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