7 Sacred Herbs for Activating and Harmonizing the Chakras By Justin Faerman Guest Writer for Wake Up World While the chakras themselves are energetic/etheric in nature, they each have corresponding physical organs, glands and systems in the body that can, and do, have an effect on their functioning. This interconnectivity of the physical and etheric bodies goes the other way as well—if there is an energetic imbalance in a chakra, for example, as a result of emotional disturbances, then this can also cause the associated physical elements to become weak as well. It is interesting to note that in the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine each organ corresponds to specific emotional states. In a general sense, you will get the most benefit by using the following herbs as an adjunct to the energetic/etheric practices outlined above. 1. Recommended Herb: Shilajit 2. Recommended Herb: Schizandra Berries 3. Recommended Herb: Pine Pollen In that sense, few herbs strengthen the body quite like Pine Pollen. 4. Recommended Herb: Reishi Mushroom 5. 6. 7.
This Little Weed Is One Of The Most Useful Medicines On The Planet We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even gone to the extent of eliminating it from your garden.However, there is an astonishing truth behind this little weed. It is, in fact, a herb that is native to Asia and Europe. There are two variants of Plantain – Broadleaf and Lance. It had once been the on-the-go solution for the hikers, who were highly susceptible to mosquito bites. You can easily incorporate these weeds in your DIY natural emergency kits to prepare the insect repellent balms. The leaves and seeds of Plantain have a positive impact on the human digestive system. While leaves can be used in the form of tea or prepared into soup, seeds are either used in ground or soaked form. Plantain is a good source of silica and is a gentle natural expectorant. This article was written by: Valerie S. and first appeared on Life Advancer Are you on Aweditoria?
Top 15 Herbal Antibiotics Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! Image – CommonSenseHome.com There has been great concern in recent times over antibiotic-resistant bacteria – and it’s hardly suprising: The use of antibiotics causes bacteria strains to evolve – and if you think about it, it seems like simple evolution of species at work. Did you know that hospitals in Australia use eucalyptus essential oil as a disinfectant owing to its efficacy against MRSA? We found a brilliant page about herbal antibiotics that not only lists 15 of the best antibiotic herbs, but also gives a very plausible explanation of this phenomenon – that makes total sense: An essential oil is made up of hundreds of different molecules in varying proportions – and it is likely that several of the molecular components have antibiotic action. This kind of makes me want to bang my fist on the table. Anyway, I will leave you with the excellent tutorial from Common Sense Home: Is it...
17 Homemade Spice Mix Recipes - And Why You Should Use Them 17 Homemade Spice Mix Recipes – And Why You Should Use Them Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! 10K+ Photo – © Grafvision – Fotolia.com Q: When is a spice mix not quite a spice mix? A: When it is made by “big food” and has all manner of dodgy ingredients added that are NOT SPICES. Now call me weird, or just old fashioned… but to me, a spice mix should be just that: A mix of spices. However, just go in the kitchen, and take a look at the ingredient list on “big brand” spices… you might see: Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, modified food starch, sugar, coloring, MSG (often disguised under a crazy array of other names), silicon dioxide and of course the highly dubious term “Natural Flavorings”. You don’t even want to know what might be in “Natural Flavorings”. Big food, the deal is off. And remember, the spice must flow… If you enjoyed this page:
Healing herbs reference database Herbal Shadows Healthy News and Information by MICHAEL EDWARDS Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there’s a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. We use the word herb loosely here, it should really read “Foods, herbs, other things you can eat to kill parasites.” Garlic Garlic is anti-bad-stuff. Black Walnut-Nuts & Hull The nuts and green hulls of black walnut (Juglans nigra) are loved by herbalists for their ability to cleanse the blood and the intestines. Wormwood Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb with tiny yellow-green flowers. Cloves Clove essential oil is used to dissolve eggs found in the intestines that have been left behind by worms. Thyme Thyme is one of the best herbs for stimulating the thymus, a major gland of the immune system. Oil of Oregano Oil of oregano is infused with extremely high levels of free-radical-crushing antioxidants, and it is antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Share:
17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how plants such as cannabis are effective medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many others whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas. Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. They have a distinct order to their perfection. Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from many varieties of complex plants and ignore the rest. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Mae Chan holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences.
Stop! It's Not Just a Weed! Purslane Is One of the Most Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plants Purslane, also known as Portulaca oleracea, is considered a common weed to many that may even be growing in your garden right now, without your explicit invitation. It started its cultivation in India and Persia, and spread to the rest of the world. Some cultures pluck it out and throw it away with leaf clippings and other weeds, while others cultivate it specifically to eat as food. Purslane is an aesthetically attractive weed with fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but its health benefits are even more desirable. Powerful Seeds Grow in Many Climates The seeds of purslane are so powerful they can stay viable in land for up to 40 years – and this is a natural crop – no GMO! Often called pig weed (and it certainly would be better for your pigs than some of the GMO grain many farmers have been using to feed their livestock), Purslane has more beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids than many fish oils! Strong Anti-Oxidant Via naturalsociety.com 12 Favorite Purslane Recipes via EatLocalGrown
Healthy News and Information by JESS SMITH You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested. There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos. Plantain is renowned for its healing effect on the digestive system. Because plantain is a gentle expectorant and high in silica, an infusion can be helpful for lung problems, coughs, and colds. Plantain is almost a panacea for the human body, treating everything from all menstrual difficulties, all digestive issues, to nearly all skin complaints, and even arthritis. Resources: – Prescription for Herbal Healing: 2nd Edition – Phyllis A. Jess Smith is a healer and raw wildcrafter living in the Fraser Valley, BC Canada. Share: Comments comments
The Five Healthiest Backyard Weeds Do you have the summer gardening blues? Has the heat wave turned your cucumbers vines into rope and left your tomatoes as brown as the cracked dirt they're growing in? Fear not. You likely have weeds in your garden or in your neighborhood that are striving in the heat and are actually far more healthful than almost anything you can grow or buy. Far from famine food, these so-called weeds can be delicious if prepared properly. Just a few words of caution: Be sure to identify the weed properly. Got your garden gloves? Common dandelion from upstate New York.Credit: UpStateNYer Dandelion: Dandelion is one of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables on the planet. The leaves are most tender, and tastiest, when they are young. You can eat the bright, open flower heads in a lightly fried batter. Purslane: If you've ever lived in the city, you have seen good ol' Portulaca olearacea, or common purslane. You should keep a few things in mind, though, before your harvest. Lamb's-quarters: Plantain
Constantly Tired? Here are 12 Herbs to Increase Energy and Vitality By John Summerly Guest Writer for Wake Up World How difficult is it for us to achieve a work-life balance? If you are constantly tired, or struggle with your energy levels through the day, a few ancient herbal formulas can help you achieve the balance you never thought possible. Skip your daily sugar boost, coffee or red bull because in the long-term they will always let you down. What are Adaptogenic Herbs? Adaptogenic herbs demonstrate a nonspecific enhancement of the body’s ability to resist a stressor, increasing your resistance overall against physical, chemical and biological stressors. Herbal formulas found in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine restore a healthy stress response typically using traditionally prepared formulas, however each herb can be taken on its own. 12 Herbs to Increase Energy and Vitality Instead of reaching for a cola mid-day, try brewing a cup of green tea. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an annual plant native to the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia.
Wormwood Benefits & Information Chances are, many readers know that wormwood is the key ingredient in the famous European beverage absinthe. Almost as many know little else about this fascinating and beneficial herb. Wormwood belongs to the genus Artemisia, named for the goddess Artemis. Medicinal Uses of Wormwood Sources from the Ancient World and the Middle Ages indicate that many varieties were useful for insecticides, to be strewn among floor rushes or dried and packed among furs and textiles to prevent moth and flea infestations. Digestive aid The bitter components and acids render wormwood an excellent remedy for digestive issues. Habitat & Appearance of Wormwood Species in this genus grow to approximately two feet in height. Active Ingredients in Wormwood Wormwood possesses a volatile oil, which, when the plant essence is distilled, exhibits approximately .5%-1% of the resultant liquid.
Better Than Big Pharma: 5 Herbs You Can't Do Without : Waking Times Jill Richardson, AlterNetWaking Times Sometimes herbs can deliver up healing powers that pharmaceutical companies can only dream about. Can’t sleep? Try lemon balm. Suffer from anxiety? Lemon balm. Find it surprising that one plant can do so much? In my own case, after trying every pharmaceutical around, I’ve found two fixes for my migraines. My other migraine fix is peppermint essential oil. Each of us is unique, with different health problems and needs, and sometimes the best herb for you depends on where you live and what grows nearby. 1. TRY: New Chapter Lemon Balm Force Softgels and Herb Pharm Lemon Balm Blend Extract 2. Drinking a tea of ginger alone can be overwhelming, so you might wish to combine it with other herbs so your tea has a little zing without making it too difficult to drink. TRY: Solaray Organic Ginger Root Supplement and Chimes Organic Crystallized Ginger 3. TRY: Organic India Turmeric Veggie Caps and Jiva Organics Organic Turmeric Powder 4. 5. About the Author