600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World's Most Important Herb There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being. Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head. Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body. While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen, chemotherapy agents. Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties include: Source: Green Med Info Related:
Harvesting Red Clover Blossoms & Making Them Into Tincture Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)typically doesn't grow in Texas, but it was growing on Maypop Farms. The blossoms are edible and have a neutral, sweet, and satisfying taste. They have an affinity for the salivary glands causing slight stimulation, which is helpful in quenching thirst (Wood 1997). The flowers can be dried or used fresh to make an herbal tea infusion. It's long been considered a blood cleanser and can be used to support the reproductive system and the liver. Red Clover is considered an alterative; when used over time on a regular basis helps alter the body in some way. On a hike at the farm, we found a stand of red clover. Reference taken from Mathew Wood's "The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicine" 1997.
Finding Your Place in the Sport : EVENTING NATION Esprit boing-ing through the coffin at River Glen. Image courtesy of WNC Photo. It’s a running joke at events that at some point during the weekend, usually after a competitor’s party beverage or two, I will inevitably descend into an “I love you, man” style monologue about our sport. Sometimes I just blubber on enthusiastically to anyone who will listen; sometimes I get deep and serious, even a little teary eyed if I’m really on a roll. This past weekend at River Glen H.T., the moment arrived unexpectedly while I was tearing open bags of shavings. Eventing has been the one constant in my life for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, when you look around at an event, you’re almost always going to spot someone who doesn’t look happy to be there. What’s your place in the sport? I think we make eventing too complicated sometimes, piling all of this drama on top of it, allowing our egos to get in the way.
Willow Bark – Nature’s Painkiller By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template photo by aresauburnâ„¢ For centuries, willow bark has been used as treatment for a myriad of ailments. How should willow bark be used? As with all treatments, there are some precautions. Does anyone use willow bark as a painkiller or in other ways? * © 2012, John A. Oregano Has 4 Times The Antioxidant Potency Of Blueberries by KAREN FOSTER Oregano is widely considered as nature’s antibiotic. It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and is a powerful antihistamine. Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years – with a number of health benefits. It is one of the top five spices in the world with one of the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scores meaning it will more effectively neutralize free radicals. Oregano typically grows 50 cm tall and has purple leaves around 2 to 3 centimeters in length. Oregano is a rich source of: -fiber -iron -manganese -Cough -Asthma
How To Find Yourself, When You've Lost Yourself Relephant reads! How to Release Your Inner Wonder Woman. Sometimes We Need to Get Lost to Be Found. Live the Life of Your Dreams. I had everything—a home, a loving husband, two gorgeous daughters, financial security. I felt safe. I was lost…completely lost, with no clue how to get home. “Where was home? My life was uncomfortably predictable—I knew what was going to happen next, in every moment of every day. The stagnancy of my life was destroying my spirit. That was three and a half years ago. Today, I’m writing this from home, from the same beige couch. The difference? There were many frightening moments, many moments I didn’t think I would make it. If there’s one piece of advice I would give every person, it would be to get lost. Finding yourself is not a comfortable process, nor should it be. This period of confusion is the catalyst for questioning everything, for evaluating your life and your place in it. If you already feel lost, listen closely. When you feel lost, you’ve lost your purpose.
Identifier les oiseaux du jardin en hiver Nous avons complété notre article avec le Moineau friquet, une espèce moins connue et plus rare que le Moineau domestique, et que l'on peut parfois observer dans les jardins. Les oiseaux des jardins en hiver et au printemps : des différences Paradoxalement, en Europe de l'Ouest, on observe généralement davantage d'espèces d'oiseaux dans son jardin en hiver qu'au printemps, car les oiseaux sédentaires sont alors rejoints par d'autres venus de contrées plus nordiques, chassés par le gel et/ou l'absence de nourriture. Si vous mettez à leur disposition de la nourriture et de l'eau (lire Comment nourrir les oiseaux l'hiver ?), la variété et les effectifs des espèces augmenteront considérablement. Observer les comportements Les comportements de chaque espèce sont variables, et cela peut déjà constituer une première aide pour les identifier : Des oiseaux que l'on ne peut pas confondre Moineaux domestique et friquet Des espèces vert et jaune Différentes mésanges Deux beaux passereaux avec du rouge
Medicinal Plants: Mullein Disclaimer: Consult your doctor first!!The information contained within this article is no way intended to be taken as medical advice. Be certain to consult a professional before trying this for yourself. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for any lapses in judgment or stupidity when handling, using, or consuming wild plants. For those of you already subscribed to my newsletter (which you should definitely do ) then you already know a little bit about my journey into finding a solution to the concerns I had about the health-care system. Specifically becoming free from my dependence upon it. With the way the world is going and given the direction the health-care system is going, I think it’s best for all of us to reduce our dependence upon it as much as possible. I also shared with my subscribers how I finally found a solution that at first I was skeptical about but as I learned more about it, I totally embraced it. How to find and identify Common Mullein Where to find it
Top 10 Recommended Health Products Being educated on proper nutrition and healthy living doesn’t come naturally. That’s why it’s so important to read the right books so we can protect ourselves from all of the dangers in the world, from GMOs to toxins in the food we eat. This list contains the 10 books that changed my life completely, and the ones that I recommend to you and your family to improve your lives. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn why I recommend these books and how you can help make this list even better. Gut and Psychology Syndrome provides the information you need to heal a damaged digestive system. April Verderico says: “Being sick and tired of being “sick and tired,” I’ve finally found a way of eating and believing about my health that is making a difference. Barbara Geatches says: This is a must read book for ANYONE concerned with their health and how to stay healthy. Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Dr. L. Then in September, I went back. Wendy says: Now Jeffrey M. Dr.
Calendrier lunaire Pour connaître les travaux de jardinage à effectuer aux périodes les plus favorables, savoir quand greffer, récolter, tailler... le calendrier lunaire est l'outil indispensable ! Désormais, nous réservons le calendrier lunaire aux abonnés des 4 Saisons du jardin bio. Vous pouvez le trouver dans l'espace abonnés. De même qu'elle influe sur l'amplitude des marées, la lune semble avoir une influence sur la croissance des végétaux. Plusieurs rythmes différents doivent être pris en compte. Lune croissante et décroissante Premier quartier, pleine lune, dernier quartier, nouvelle lune... c'est le rythme le plus connu, et qui est à l'origine de nombreux dictons et croyances populaires. Lune montante et descendante La lune montante semble surtout favoriser la montée de sève dans les parties aériennes des plantes : c'est une période favorable pour les récolter (en particulier les fruits) et pour greffer. Noeuds lunaires Antoine Bosse-Platière
Nature’s First Aid Kit - Meadowsweet Herbs Ah, summertime! A wonderful time to enjoy outdoor activities such as picnics, hiking, barbeques and sports. The perfect season for spending time outdoors, summer also brings more scrapes, bruises, bug bites and injuries. Luckily, it is the season when nature grows its own herbal first aid kit. It is useful to keep an herbal medicine kit close at hand. Echinacea is essential for any first aid kit. Aloe Vera is a wonderful herb for the skin. Lavender Essential Oil is antibacterial, antiseptic, and antispasmodic. Arnica can be used externally for joint inflammations, arthritis, injury, contusions, bruises, tendonitis and sore muscles. Cayenne can be used as a powder or a liquid extract. Comfrey is on of the best known of all medicinal herbs. Yarrow has long been nicknamed “nature’s bandage” for very good reason. Using wild plants is especially useful when hiking or backpacking. © 2013 Elaine Sheff, Clinical HerbalistGreen Path Herb School
Top 5 Ingredients in food that Harm Your Brain We rarely think about caring for our brains. It is there, it is an integral part of who we are, but it is not often that we think about it, much less know how to take care of it. Our brains are involved in everything we do. When your brain is healthy and is working right, you are right too. But when your brain is in distressed or troubled you will have distress and trouble in your life as well and the source of it might just be hidden toxins in your food. 1. You know this artificial sweetener as NutraSweet or Equal. 2. Home-popped microwave popcorn usually contains butter flavoring with the additive diacetyl. 3. Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. 4. More than a Food Additive Aluminum is an additive in baking powder and anti-caking agents, but it is used as much more than just a food ingredient. 5. Trans fats are strongly inflammatory in your entire body including damage to cell membranes throughout your body. The good news is…
Cinq annuelles magiques pour un jardin écologique ! © Dominique Klecka Brigitte Lapouge-Déjean, paysagiste et spécialiste de l'ornement, nous suggère cinq annuelles pour à la fois favoriser la biodiversité et multiplier les floraisons et les couleurs. La centaurée © Serge Lapouge Robuste et sans chichi, la centaurée évoque le charme désuet des jardins de campagne. Semée au printemps, elle fleurit abondamment jusqu'au milieu de l'été sans nécessiter beaucoup d'attention et ses touffes opulentes attirent de nombreux auxiliaires utiles au jardinier. Conseils de culture : semez clair en caissette sous châssis froid en mars-avril et repiquez en godet un mois après. Le coquelicot Couleurs claquantes en livrée des champs ou habillé de pastel pour une version adoucie, le coquelicot vit de rien et apporte sa touche éphémère au jardin. Conseils de culture : le secret de la réussite du coquelicot tient dans le semis clair en place, si le sol est léger et chaud. Le cosmos L'œillet d'Inde ou tagète La vipérine annuelle Brigitte Lapouge-Déjean
Can Ginger & Water Beat Out The Multi-Billion Dollar Acid Blockers? Did you know that the multi-billion drug category known as “acid blockers,” despite being used by millions around the world daily, may not work as well as the humble ginger plant in relieving symptoms of indigestion and heartburn? Ginger is a spice, a food, and has been used as a medicine safely for millennia by a wide range of world cultures. Research on the health benefits of ginger is simply staggering in its depth and breadth. In fact, the health benefits of ginger have been studied extensively for over 100 health conditions or symptoms, making it one of the world’s most versatile, evidence-based remedies. The biomedical literature on acid blockers, on the other hand, is rife with examples of the many adverse health effects that come with blocking stomach acid production with xenobiotic, patented drugs, i.e.proton pump inhibitors and H2 antagonists. The list of 30+ harms is extensive, but here are a few of the most well-established adverse effects you may not be aware of: Diarrhea