The 48 Most Essential Healing Herbs Waking Times People are once again turning towards natural medicines, foods and plants for their healing properties, realizing that modern medicine may not always be the best answer to the body’s ailments. The brief descriptions below will provide you with the basic information about some well-known herbs and botanicals. Click on any of the links to explore a large variety of herbal products now available on Amazon. 1. Common Names: acai, açaí, Amazonian palm berry Latin Name: Euterpe oleracea The acai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America, produces a reddish-purple berry. Acai berry products have become popular in the United States, where they have been marketed as folk or traditional remedies for weight-loss and anti-aging purposes, but there is no definitive scientific evidence to support these claims. Acai berry products are available as juices, powders, tablets, and capsules. 2. Common Names: aloe vera, aloe, burn plant, lily of the desert, elephant’s gall 3. 4. 5.
12 Weird Home Remedies That Actually Work Sorry this article is not available in your chosen language. Not feeling well and don't have enough time to go to the doctor or pharmacy? Or are you frustrated with the inconvenience of having bad breath or acne? Before you freak out, thinking you’re going to have to deal with your sickness all night or your everyday issue for life, take a minute to relax -- you might have the remedy right in your own home. Save your money and your trips to the doctor for another day because the answer to your problem might just be in the room you're sitting in. Check out these 12 bizarre home remedies that actually work! 1. Sore throats can sneak up on us so quickly! 2. Olive oil is an amazing moisturizer because of how rich it is in vitamin E. 3. Next time you hit the water for a ride, don't forget to bring olives! 4. Feeling the burning sensation of heartburn?
Healthy herbs nutrition facts and the health benefits of herbs Healthy herbs have long held an important place in our wellness. Prized since ancient times, and today we even more depend on them to purify our body, mind, and soul! Of course, we all use herbal parts in our daily lives, one way or the other, whether for their fragrance, for their healing power, or in lovely recipes. Although, the herbs been in use in our diet since antiquity, only recently have taken the center-stage of nutrition scientific world for their potential health benefiting and detoxification properties. Here is the complete list of healthy herbs with their health benefits, nutrition value, culinary and medicinal uses: Why herbs in our diet...? Herbs contain unique anti-oxidants, essential oils, vitamins, phyto-sterols and many other plants derived nutrient substances, which help equip our body to fight against germs, toxins and to boost immunity level. Culinary herbs
Natural Alternatives To Xanax, Ativan, And Anti-Anxiety Drugs Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one-third of the country’s total mental health bill. Every year, millions of prescriptions are written for anti-anxiety medications like Xanax and Ativan making them some of the most commonly prescribed drugs. They belong to a group of drugs known as the benzodiazepines. The exact mechanism by which benzodiazepines work is not fully understood, but it’s believed they raise levels of the calming neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or increase GABA receptor sensitivity. These drugs can stop anxiety or a panic attack in its tracks. Via: bestv | Shutterstock The Downside Of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Ativan come with a very long list of side effects. Anti-anxiety medications are designed for short-term use — a few weeks or months at best — since they are highly addictive. Photo: Kava root.
Being Herbalism I love every part of every season but I have to admit that for me at this time of year it reaches a whole other level as most of the living world reawakens from winter slumber. It begins very slowly at first, gradually accelerating into a symphony of living splendor! One of the tragedies of our modern world is how cut off most us are from all of this. We are Nature and Nature is us. Connection to the world that we are part of is an essential human need that is not nurtured in modern society. One of the fundamental characteristics of indigenous cultures is their connection to the Land where they live. We can not erase our history. One of the things that traditional peoples know is that everything is interconnected. We now live in a global society. The Land in late winter. One of the most important ways that we can bring our life back into balance and connect with the necessary strength and vision to play our part is by connecting with the Land where we live. Sasha on the Land.
Homemade Anti Wrinkle Cream - GreenBootLiving Looking for a homemade anti wrinkle cream? This homemade anti wrinkle cream is easy to make and inexpensive. Now that I am in my 30’s I am thinking about wrinkles. My beeswax arrived! The secret ingredient in this homemade anti wrinkle cream? Rosehip seed oil is the best oil available for anti-aging and cellular regeneration. “The essential fatty acids in rosehip seed oil give it moisturising properties and the antioxidants and beta-carotene may help to prevent signs of ageing. “Through testing, rosehip seed oil has been shown to regenerate the skin, reduce scars and wrinkles, prevent the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and help skin to regain its natural color and tone. Anti Wrinkle Cream 2 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp coconut oil 3 tsp apricot kernel oil 3 tsp Rosehip seed oil 1.5 tsp beeswax pastilles 6-10 tsp rose-water Place beeswax, jojoba, coconut, rosehip and essential oils (basically everything besides the rose water!) Stir well. You can find it HERE. GreenBootGirl
Emulsion, The Magic Trick of Creams and Lotions Water and Oil don't mix on their own. When it comes to creating a cream or a lotion, something must be done to water and oil based ingredients in order for them to combine. Emulsion occurs when water is allowed to encapsulate oil molecules with the help of a stretchy ingredient called an emulsifier. You can also create an emulsion with the help of natural ingredients. To create a basic emulsion formula, try working with this simple formula: 1 part Emulsifier3 parts Oil / Vegetable Butter6 parts Water or Hydrosol The emulsifier part can be 100% Emulsifying Wax, or a combination of 80% Beeswax, 10% Borax, and 10% Liquid Lecithin. To create the emulsion, start by heating the waxes and oils/butters together, along with the lecithin, if you are using it. Depending on your ingredients your mixture can vary in texture and appearance wildly. Do you have a favorite emulsion recipe to share?
Uses for Baking Soda: Guidelines for Health and Beauty" Baking soda was one of the few products many years ago on the market for cleaning your teeth or settling an upset stomach. While we have many more choices today, baking soda still does the trick for these and dozens of other health and beauty tasks. Try it for shaving and shampooing, for minor burns and cuts, or for relaxation in the bath. In this article, you will see that baking soda can be a key ingredient in your health and beauty routine. Let's start at the top with your hair. Squeaky clean hair: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo bottle to help remove buildup from conditioners, mousses, and sprays, and to improve manageability. In emergencies, use baking soda as a dry shampoo on oily hair. Chlorine remover: Rinse hair with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1 pint water to remove the dullness or discoloration caused by chlorinated pools. Hands: Remove fish, onion, or garlic odor from hands with a solution of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or liquid soap.