Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs Welcome to Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs. This website is maintained by a Medical Herbalist as an information resource for those interested in medicinal herbs and their applications, including students of complementary and alternative medicine, botanists, gardeners, cooks, and anyone wanting to learn more about traditional herbal medicine. If you are intending to use herbal medicines yourself you should first read the safety statement. Site Contents Herb Profiles: An expanding database of monographs on individual herbs and their medicinal uses. Treatments: This section deals with a selection of common ailments and possible herbal treatments. Shop: Buy dried herbs, herbal capsules, lotions & potions, books, gifts and much more. Books and Equipment shop: In association with Amazon, all the herbal books and equipment you'll need, all in one place. Recipes: Seasonal recipes and simple crafts using herbs and spices. Back to top Which herb books are being recommended by Amazon this week? Who am I?
Survival Food Series: Medicinal Plants for the Survival Garden Plants have been revered through out history for their magical healing powers. In a dire situation where over the counter medicine is no longer available, many will be forced to turn their backs on modern medicine and reacquaint themselves with more homeopathic and natural forms. In this type of situation, many will be turning to alternative medicines to alleviate and assist some of the more chronic health issues such as high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, migraines, anemia and arthritis. Acquiring books on herbal medicines for a disaster scenario would be a great knowledge source to add to any preparedness library. In the book, Herbal Medicine: The Natural Way To Get Well and Stay Well by Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph. 1. “Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant, producing a sense of heat in the stomach, and a general glow ove r the body without a narcotic effect. This pepper can assist as a digestion aid. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A tea made of common sage can help lift depression. 8. St. 9.
Horizon Herbs-Organic growers of medicinal herb seeds, medicinal herb plants, organic vegetable seeds and organic garden seeds. Empowering Gardeners to Grow Roots of Sustainability Thank you for your interest in open pollinated vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. We are here to serve you and to nurture nature. Please use the navigation at the left (click) to access the full range of our seeds, plants, books, and other cool stuff. Our greatest joy is to provide you with GOOD LIVE SEEDS. We believe that the best way to support good health of friends and family is to get everybody out into the garden to do some work in the sunshine, then feed them up on fresh salads and vegetables that are the results of their own good labors. Naturopathic doctors tell us that the best way to avoid cancer is to eat organic, freshly grown green leafy vegetables. We believe that by planting diversity we can really help the earth to heal. We put detailed growing instructions specific to the plant on each and every packet of seeds. Granted, there are variables involved in gardening, and things don't always go as planned.
Echinacea – A “Must Have” Medicinal Herb | Modern Alternative Health You probably recognize this wonderful herb as a beautiful and popular garden flower. Echinacea, or as it is more commonly called ‘Purple Coneflower’, is a great addition to any garden, but not just for its beauty. Echinacea is a favorite herb to many herbalists and natural health enthusiasts… Keep reading to find out why it’s one of MY favorite herbs to have around this time of year! Tell Me More Echinacea is hard to misidentify with its brilliant purple-pink petals, peaked brown center and tall, fuzzy stems. There are several species of medicinal Echinacea with the most common being E. angustifolia, E. purpurea, and E. pallida. What Is Echinacea Used For? “I keep hearing that Echinacea is good for me and my family. Echinacea is one of the best herbs for the upcoming “cold and flu” seasons! Echinacea is also an excellent antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory! A few common conditions Echinacea is used for: How Do I Use Echinacea? General dosing guidelines:
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122 Uses for Coconut Oil - Even More of the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd - Delicious Obsessions Many of you have seen my post 52 Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! Well, when I created that post, I was shocked that I could come up with 52 ways to use coconut oil. Lo and behold, there are many more ways than that! You can read the Original 52 Uses for Coconut Oil (in case you missed them) Check out my NEW printable versions of the 122 Uses of Coconut Oil here. Check out these fun graphics with various uses of coconut oil on them here. The following uses are all suggestions from readers – both from comments on the post and from emails I received or discussions with friends and family. So, instead of forcing everyone to read through 400+ comments, I have pulled out the new uses and compiled them in this post. DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Some uses are were covered in the original 52 uses, but readers have elaborated on some of them and I thought their tips were helpful. 53. 54. 55. 56.
Roselle (plant) The roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems. The roselle is known as the rosella or rosella fruit in Australia. The plant is considered to have antihypertensive properties. The red calyces of the plant are increasingly exported to America and Europe, where they are used as food colourings. In East Africa, the calyx infusion, called "Sudan tea", is taken to relieve coughs. The heated leaves are applied to cracks in the feet and on boils and ulcers to speed maturation. In Andhra cuisine, Hibiscus cannabinus, called Gongura, is extensively used. In Burmese cuisine, called chin baung ywet (lit. sour leaf), the roselle is widely used and considered an affordable vegetable for the population.
52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments!>> Really? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions
Courting Ms. Violet | thesensualshaman It is a Wednesday afternoon in late April. The day is overcast and cold for the middle of Spring. I wear my winter coat and sling my foraging bag over my shoulder. I am off to Central Park and pray to the water elementals to hold off until I am finished harvesting. I am on a mission. This season, a new plant ally has risen up to be greeted and I am becoming more familiar with her delightful acquaintance. Violet called to me across the park and told me exactly where to gather her. While many violets were growing along the Central Park pathways, she was very specific with me about which ones wanted to be harvested. On singing and picking, I was transported to when I was a little girl picking wild violets in my grandmother’s backyard. During a self-pleasuring meditation ritual after I had harvested my first batch of violets this summer, my clitoris actually appeared to me as a violet. As I harvested in the park today, Ms. If you find yourself in a field of violets stop and sit with her.
Top 10 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them The lowly dandelion (Taraxicum officinale) scourge of the manicured lawn, has incredible healing powers. Don’t eradicate those dandelions, cultivate them! Dandelion greens are rich in nutrients including vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and many other minerals. You can eat dandelion greens in salads or add them to soups. The fresh flowers are quite tasty, with a sweetness that offsets the bitterness, and they contain high amounts of antioxidants. Medicinally, dandelion is used to detoxify the liver and induce bile production, which improves digestion. For much more information on dandelion, including a recipe for dandelion wine, click here.
Institut de Botanique - Herbiers Universitaires de Clermont-Ferrand CLF : Un herbier mondial, 3ème collection universitaire nationale. Un centre de recherche et d'expertise pour la connaissance de la diversité végétale en moyenne montagne. Institut de Botanique - Herbiers Universitaires de Clermont-Ferrand (IBHUC) 3 boulevard Lafayette 63000 CLERMONT-FERRAND FRANCE Tel./Fax.: 04.73.40.62.36 firstname.lastname@example.org Preserving Herbs Looking for more ways to preserve your harvest before frost claims the less hardy plants? Preserving herbs is easy and can bring the summer taste of your garden to your cooking all winter long. Simply hanging the herbs upside down to dry, then bottling them in glass jars is a great way to preserve many herbs including thyme, parsley and oregano. If your cilantro has gone to seed, let those plants dry too. Picking off the coriander seeds is a bit time consuming, but grind them in a mortar and pestle and they’re a delicious addition to seafood and vegetarian dishes. You may find that some herbs retain their flavor better when frozen rather than dried. Herbs that are going to be used in soups or drinks can also be frozen in water in ice cubes trays. Another option is to follow the very old tradition of preserving your herbs in salt. There is no set recipe for salted herbs. For leafier herbs and greens, make pestos and keep them in your freezer.
Angelica archangelica During its first year it only grows leaves, but during its second year its fluted stem can reach a height of two meters (or six feet). Its leaves are composed of numerous small leaflets, divided into three principal groups, each of which is again subdivided into three lesser groups. The edges of the leaflets are finely toothed or serrated. The flowers, which blossom in July, are small and numerous, yellowish or greenish in colour, are grouped into large, globular umbels, which bear pale yellow, oblong fruits. Angelica only grows in damp soil, preferably near rivers or deposits of water. Angelica archangelica grows wild in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, mostly in the northern parts of the countries. Usage/history Angelica archangelica Angelica (A. archangelica) essential oil in clear glass vial The plant is used as a digestive aid.[dead link][medical citation needed] Chemistry A. archangelica contains a variety of chemicals. Notes
How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Simple body scrub Many body scrubs, even the ones that claim to be sugar- or salt-based, actually contain beads made out of polyethylene, which is environmentally deplorable (it all goes down the drain, remember)—to say nothing of the preservatives, fragrance, penetration enhancers, and sulfates that typically bulk up these products. Honey face wash One-ingredient eye liner Perfume Shave oil