Herbs For Stomach Top 10 Herbs For The Stomach image to repin / shareHerbs background pic © viperagp - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Stomach problems are some of the most common ailments. Peppermint Doctors of naturopathy know that peppermint isn't just a breath freshener. Lavender Linalool and linalyl acetate are the principal constituents of lavender that contribute to the herb's gastroprotective effects, as one study has shown. Chamomile Considered one of the gentlest and therefore safest herbs, chamomile (aka camomile) possesses antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and carminative qualities to act upon common gastrointestinal issues. Ginger What makes gingerunique among herbal remedies for the stomach is its ability to treat nausea and vomiting. Fennel Dandelion A powerhouse of valuable health nutrients, dandelion is a wonderful herb that contains riboflavin, ascorbic acid, zinc, iron, manganese, protein, phosphorus, carotene, calcium, B-vitamins, sterols and flavonoids. Thyme
Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Don't miss my follow-up post to this one with8 MORE REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL FLAVORSplus FAQs and more tipsCLICK HERE This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" has make-ahead convenience and is packed with nutrition to get your day off to a healthy start. Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge (it's eaten cold). Apparently this kind of cold yogurt & oatmeal mixture has been around for awhile. I played around with some different flavor combos, and created single portion recipes that will fit in a half-pint mason jar. ch-ch-ch-CHIA seeds. Sources: Dr. In addition to chia seeds, this refrigerator oatmeal has protein- & calcium-packed yogurt and fiber-rich oats. Step-by-step photos for makingRefrigerator Oatmeal First, I'll show you the basic procedure for making refrigerator oatmeal. RECIPE LINKS. Step 1. view basic supplies on Amazon:1/2-pint mason jars, plastic lids for jars, chia seeds, rolled oats Step 2. Step 3. 1.
Natural mosquito repellents (NaturalNews) Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly, the mosquito bite is more of a nuisance than anything. The itch and swelling can last anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Carbon Dioxide/ Lactic Acid: When we have been exercising or working vigorously, our bodies give off more carbon dioxide. Dark Clothing: Mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark clothing. Fruity/ Flowery Fragrances: Another thing that attracts mosquitoes are certain scents. Moisture: When perspiring, mosquitoes are drawn not only to the chemicals that are released as a direct result of sweating, but also to the humidity around our body. Forget using commercial varieties of mosquito repellent. Some oils include: 1.
How To Make A Homemade Herbal Decongestant Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Image – This homemade decongestant is reported to be great for breaking up chest congestion so you can clear it out. The formula uses all herbal and natural ingredients – and it should have a little bit of a kick to it, as it includes raw garlic, onion, radishes, lemon juice and honey. Looking at these awesome ingredients, you should find that it is not only decongestant but also powerfully antibiotic – and a kind of cleansing formula to boot. Because of the onions and garlic, it reminds me somewhat of the turbocharged “master tonic” – only this formula is not made with hot peppers so it should be valuable for people of all constitutions. I wish we had had this kind of stuff when I was a kid. Ok back to the topic, I don’t want to give anyone bad dreams!
Natural Homemade Shampoo- Easy Recipe I’ve made natural alternatives to most of our household products and toiletry product, but shampoo was by far the toughest. I tried the “no-poo” method, which has great results for some, but did not work on me at all (and I have some terrible Christmas pictures to prove it!). If you have coarse hair that isn’t naturally oily, this method may be great for you! I have baby-fine hair and it didn’t work for me. I also missed the foaming aspect of shampoo (I know… the “foam” in regular shampoo is made by chemicals and detergents…) I tried plain liquid castille soap, which left a tangled mess, and I tried a bunch of homemade recipes that didn’t work well at all. Finally, at the inspiration of a natural coconut milk (scented) shampoo that I love, I’ve finally found a recipe that I’m happy with and that doesn’t leave my hair tangled, oily or both. It works on kids hair too (that’s a picture of my daughter’s newly washed hair) though it isn’t tear free, so watch the eyes! How to Make Natural Shampoo:
Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time Love songs are central to pop music. It is quite possibly the most common topic for pop songwriters. Narrowing the list down is not easy, but these are 100 of the best love songs of all time. 100. Courtesy Fiction Records Robert Smith, leader of the pop new wave band the Cure, wrote this song as a gift to his future wife. Watch Video 98. Courtesy Columbia Kenny Loggins wrote "Danny's Song" as a gift to his brother Danny on the birth of his son Colin. Watch Video Herbs For Menopause Herbs For Menopause - image to repinHerbs background photo - © viperagp - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit What Is Menopause? The term menopause is used to describe the time in a woman's life when menstruation stops naturally as the result of hormonal changes. What Causes Menopause? The onset of menopause is associated with decreases in the production of estrogen and progesterone - the hormones that regulate menstruation. What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Menopause? Menopause is said to officially begin once a woman has experienced a full year without a menstrual period. Irregular periods: During the peri-menopausal years, irregular periods are often experienced. Decreased fertility: Due to the drop in estrogen levels that occur during the peri-menopausal stage, the chances of becoming pregnant are reduced significantly. “Hot flashes”: A sudden feeling of heat in the face, neck or chest, sometimes accompanied by redness and swelling of the skin in those areas.
DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food | DIY Mineral Make-up · Humblebee & Me This is a project my friend Sarah found. She’s on a quest to make some all-natural tinted moisturizer/light foundation, and this was the starting point. So, we ordered up all of the ingredients, and this weekend we made some fleshy-coloured face powder. It’s simple enough. In the end, this is what we did, more or less. 8 tsp titanium dioxide (micronized is best, but we just used normal stuff—it was a bit lumpy) 1 tbsp sericite mica 4 tsp zinc oxide 1 tsp magnesium stearate 1½–2 tsp yellow oxide ¼ tsp brown oxide Pinch of red oxide ¼ tsp jojoba oil 5 drops vitamin E oilRubbing alcohol, optionalMix together the first four ingredients, and then add half of each oxide.
The End of Acne - Finally! While doing research today, I came across some very interesting information that will likely put an end to acne for everyone. All you need is four key ingredients: Honey, baking soda, powdered oats and coconut oil. This article describes the role of each, with references to scientific studies, in controlling your acne. Controlling acne is actually easy. First, learn how it works. How it Works: Honey is known for its antibacterial properties. The most important part of this information is the honey. The baking soda is included for its abrasive properties. Dead skin cells that can plug your pores are easily removed with baking soda. Oatmeal has long been recognized as a beneficial ingredient to skin care. The oatmeal is soothing and anti-inflammatory. The last ingredient, coconut oil, is an emollient. The Routine: Try this once or twice a day for just one week: Do not use any soaps, scrubs, creams, lotions, astringents, moisturizers, pimple creams or anything on your face. Resources: 1.
Pine Needle Tea (As featured in the September 2008 issue of Practically Seeking) We had such a good time at the Medicinal Plants workshop that I decided for this month's skill I would introduce you to a simple tea that is delicious, healthy and a great immune booster. For those of you who are new to the world of plants, a safe and simple tea can be made from the common Pine trees that surround us. Pine Needle Tea has long been a favorite of traditional and indigenous peoples, both for it's refreshment and for it's medicinal values. You may not realize that Pine Needle Tea contains 4-5 times the Vitamin C of fresh-squeezed orange juice, and is high in Vitamin A. Just remember that while all Pines are evergreens, not all evergreens are Pines! Step-by-step Instructions for Making Pine Needle Tea: Collect a small bundle of green needles, the younger the better. Remove any of the brown, papery sheaths that may remain at the base of the needles. Chop the needles into small bits, about ¼ to ½ inch long.
Hybrid Rasta Mama: Natural Immune System Boosters (Guest Post) When fall comes, so do the winter time blues. The temperature in the air drops, kids return to school, and the germs and viruses escalate. Having a strong immune system is what is needed to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come into contact with. Obviously, a diet rich in whole foods, water, exercise and sleep play a crucial role in keeping your body at optimal health. What can we do to avoid these wintertime blues? My recommendations are things that you can do, naturally, to bring homeostasis to the body. Natural Immune System Boosters Vitamin C Juicing- juice leafy greens (kale, spinach, cucumber, celery) and other fruits and veggies as well as adding in garlic and ginger to promote health and well being. So how can essential oils strengthen the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses and other air borne pathogens? Keep in mind that plant essences derived from herbs, seeds and leaves were mankind’s first medicine. Best Immune-Boosting Essential Oils and How to Use Them:
How To Make Your Own Lotion Bars With all the “experimenting” I do on a daily basis trying out new homemade solutions….my hands are in and out of hot, soapy water a LOT! It seems like I’ve never used more moisturizers on my person than I have this past winter. I am CONSTANTLY slathering some greasy goo on my hands, feet, etc in an effort to alleviate the extreme dryness! What is a lotion bar you ask? Hard lotion bars are also very CONVENIENT! But I think what I like even MORE than the convenience…is the simple, natural ingredients that blend to “lock” in moisture. If you’re feeling do-it-yourselfish…Renee is sharing her simple 3-ingredient Lotion Bar recipe with us! Well, as you can see…while they’re not picture-perfect like hers…I was pretty happy with how they turned out! These would make such great gifts! You can even purchase a DIY Kit that comes with every thing you need to make the lotion bar and lip balm! Ingredients: 4.5 oz beeswax 4 oz shea butter 4 oz coconut oil
How To Make A Herbal Aches and Pains Balm Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Image – TheNerdyFarmWife.com We have just discovered a unique ache and pain balm recipe which uses all natural ingredients and an awesome blend of herbs! This balm should create a wonderful soothing effect that relieves the pains and aches in the body. But I suggest that you don’t take out ginger root, arnica, lavender, chamomile and comfrey from the list. Research studies have indicated that several of these herbs may be benficial in relieving pain, swelling and aches. On the other hand, arnica which comes from the family of sunflower, is a perennial plant that is known for its ability to reduce pain and swelling significantly. Ginger root is highly regarded as a wonderful treatment for pains and many types of inflammatory conditions.
Coconut Oil - Certified Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Wet-milled Traditionally Made Coconut Oil How We Discovered this Unique Coconut Oil When I first read about the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, I asked my wife Marianita, who grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that we didn’t have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores in the Philippines. Before long we had businesses contacting us asking how to order it in bulk. Today, more than 10 years later, there are other companies now selling coconut oil again in the US, most of them mass-produced by machines. Brian Shilhavy, Founder, Tropical Traditions, Inc. Is Virgin Coconut Oil the healthiest oil on earth? Characteristics of Our Gold Label® Virgin Coconut Oil What is “Virgin Coconut Oil?” Transporting organic coconuts far away from the pollution of any city or roads in the rural mountain areas of Mt. How is This Coconut Oil Used?