Manzanita This medium-sized shrub grows at an elevation of 6500ft. to 7500 ft. It is plentiful in drier mountain areas, unlike it's lower-growing cousin, Uva ursi, which likes areas with a bit more moisture (both plants have identical medicinal properties). Manzanita is a handsome plant, with fairly thick, ovate leaves, and quarter inch long, beautifully-shaped small hanging flowers, reminiscent of a tapered Japanese lantern or Greecian urn, and having the most wonderful creamy pink color, though coloration varies to almost pure white. These flowers are in their prime in April and early May (depending upon elevation), and last only a few weeks. A much more long-lasting, and striking feature of this plant is it's bark. Manzanita's sprintime flowers and contrasting red bark The medicinal part which is used are the leaves. The most active constituent in Manzanita is called arbutin. To help neutralize acids which are already in the urine... Preparation/Dosage or
18 Of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants (Part of an Exclusive WebEcoist Series on Amazing Trees, Plants, Forests and Flowers) From marijuana to catnip, there are hundreds of remarkably common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of important medicinal and health purposes that might surprise you: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief. Here are eighteen potent medical plants you're likely to find in the wild – or even someone's backyard – that can help with minor injuries, scrapes, bites and pains. Marijuana Images via Current and Street Knowledge Seriously. Lady Ferns Image via US Forest Service If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest you likely know what ferns are good for: treating stinging nettles. California Poppy Images via Netstate and Mountain Meadow Seeds The brilliant blooms of the poppy make this opioid plant an iconic one. Blood Flower Tansy Image via Earth Heart Farm Korean Mint (hyssop) Catnip
15 Medicinal Plants And Herbs From The Cherokee People Photo credit: bigstock.com If you love natural medicine, and you love discovering new plants or herbs to help heal your body naturally, then this article is for you. Some of the best healing plants come to us through traditional Cherokee healers. Using plants to treat common illnesses or injuries has been around for centuries as there were no “doctors” or pharmaceuticals. Somehow, the Cherokee people thrived. This is only further proof that, in most cases, we only need what Mother Nature has so generously provided. You are going to be surprised, also, to find that many of the plants the Cherokee healers used are quite common. Want to know more? 1. This common plant was used to stop fevers by making a tea of the leaves and flowers. Continue to Page 2 2. Goldenseal is so popular that it has been harvested almost to extinction. 3. This plant is still quite common and was used to treat most bug bites and stings. 4. Continue to Page 3 5. Modern medicine still uses this plant today! 6. 7. 8. 9.
Herbalism guide - growing and using your own herbs The hands-on herbalism guide begins! Welcome to the main page of my herbalism guide. One of the subjects I hope to be covering on the Container Gardening For Food website is that of Herbs and Herbalism - mainly because I've taken up herbalism as a hobby. During future growing season, I intend to dedicate some of my small garden to growing herbs, and hope to be writing articles and making videos as I go. I've already created a small apothecary in the utility room and have stocked up on dried herb ingredients to get me started, but during the year I hope to be growing my own herbs and foraging for them in order to replenish my stocks. The following video is a basic introduction to my apothecary... There are two main reason as to why I have decided to take this herbalism theme up. As new articles are added, I'll make links to them below... Herbal Preparations How to Make a Herbal InfusionOne of the easiest ways for anyone to engage with herbalism. Herbalism Guide Books Overview video...
Constantly Tired? Here Are 10 Herbs To Increase Energy, Vitality, And Adaptability by JOHN SUMMERLY How difficult is it for us to achieve a work-life balance? How much more difficult is it to achieve a life-energy balance? And does it not seem that there are never enough hours in the day to achieve any balance at all? Adaptogenic herbs demonstrate a nonspecific enhancement of the body’s ability to resist a stressor. Herbal formulas found in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine restore a healthy stress response typically using traditionally prepared as formulas. Rhodiola rosea (Golden Root, Roseroot, Aaron’s Rod) is effective for improving mood and alleviating depression. Used for centuries in Asia and Scandinavia, Rhodiola is still relatively new to the Western market, but its popularity is growing, in large part because of what an incredibly versatile — and relatively inexpensive. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an annual plant native to the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia. Maca has the ability to heighten libido and improve semen quality. Related Posts
Vietnamese Herbs and Asian Herbs - Growing, Recipes, Cooking and Storing Herbs info blog President Obama: Keep Your Campaign Promise to Label GMO Foods Video via. Food DemocracyNow.org Something important for you to read today: On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill which is intended to PERMANENTLY prevent passage of any state or federal law mandating the labeling of GMOs in your food. H.R. 1599 is now before the U.S. Please ask President Obama to pledge that he will veto H.R. 1599 – or any similar bill that would preempt GMO labeling laws: Click here to sign the petition at MoveOn.org to keep states’ rights to label GMO foods. There are some excellent reasons he should do this: First, President Obama promised labels on GMO foods, in a campaign speech he gave in 2007, in Iowa. We’ve embedded the 1-minute video clip of him saying this (top of page), just so that you can know that this quote is 100% real. Second, on May 20, 2009, President Obama issued an Executive Order against passing federal laws that preempt state laws. We all know the truth.
Oregano Herbal Medicine, Health Benefits, Preparation, Side Effects Oregano as used as herbal medicine has its earliest beginnings even in early Egyptian times and has been traditionally used as herbal remedy for skin burns, cuts and bruises. Because of the minty flavor of oregano, it is also used as herbal remedy for sore throat, asthma, colds, coughs and flu. Antiseptic and fungicide. Oregano leaves and flowers are used to treat cuts and burns. Respiratory and stomach ailments. Treatment for Colds, Fever and Indigestion. Antioxidant Oregano is known to have antioxidant properties that can protects against damaging agents. Relaxant. Pain reliever. Source of fiber. Source of Vitamins and minerals. Sinus Inhalant. Acne and pimple treatment. Arthritis, swelling and muscle pains. Dandruff and lice control. Oregano oil helps cure infections of fingernails. Asthma attach prevention.
Healing Spices Every Kitchen Needs to Have Herbs and spices can make time spent cooking or baking in the kitchen a fun, creative and tasty experience. However, what you may not know is that these same herbs have numerous benefits unrelated to the taste or aroma of food. In fact, many have components within that make them beneficial to people’s health. These eight options are among the most beneficial in the kitchen. Cayenne Known for its spicy hotness, cayenne pepper is well-loved in a variety of savory foods. Cinnamon Tasty in baked goods and hot drinks, cinnamon has been used since ancient times in both food and medicinal remedies. Cloves Garlic A favorite savory herb found in a plethora of foods, from pastas and soups to roasted meats and breads, garlic can be used fresh or dried. Ginger Possibly best known for its role in ginger cookies, ginger is actually a large root that can be grated fresh or used dried in all sorts of foods. Sage Tarragon Turmeric
רפואת צמחים Top 7 Surprising Reasons Why Coriander was so Popular in All Ancient and Modern Civilizations - Tiptop Home Remedies Mostly people use coriander for cooking, but also many of them don’t know other ways how to use it for improving their health. When it comes to the health benefits of coriander (also known as cilantro), it also includes various treatments for high cholesterol levels, inflammation of the skin and other disorders, anemia, menstrual cycle disorders, smallpox, blood sugar disorders, as well as certain benefits in eye care. This herb is full of Magnesium, Vitamins B, A and C and also Iron. Also very important essential oils are present in it. Almost all parts of this plant are used, the seeds, leaves, stems, essential oil, and roots, they can help with some digestive problems, coughs, bronchitis, also joint pain and rheumatism. 1) Coriander is a great source of powerful antioxidants, so it can fight successfully certain oxidative damage. 3) It is very good and beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Do you eat coriander or use it while cooking?