• 31May

    Making Herbal Remedies For Skin Care At Home
    via Guide to Herbal Remedies by Carla Fiscina on 5/28/12

    Can not cope with too dry skin or chronic acne? Or fighting against spots or too unhealthy complexion? Maybe you have black dots and can not find a solution? Why don’t you try good old herbal remedies for skin, safe and effective? You can make your own home remedies for oily skin, for combating acne [...]

    http://guide2herbalremedies.com/making-herbal-remedies-skin-care-home/

  • 24Dec

    Herbal Detox Bath
    Ron Teeguarden reveals the ‘surface relieving herbs’ that have been used for centuries with hot baths for sweating out viruses and other pathogens. Truth Calkins shares how to infuse tonic herbal healing deep into your tissue matrix with a hot detox bath… click below to watch now!

    surface-relieving herbs

    Using Pau D’arco Wisdom Herbs Loose Tea, as an anti-inflammatory, to soak in
    Also Gynostemma in the same way

  • 03Dec

    Herbal Minerals: Manganese
    via Guide to Herbal Remedies by Carla Fiscina on 12/1/11

    http://guide2herbalremedies.com/health-benefits-manganese/

  • 13Sep

    http://www.thelongevitynowconference.com/beauty1.html

    radiant skin, lustrous, clear eyes,
    Shizandra berry, the quintessence of Chinese herbs
    wild ginseng
    and more in the magnetic tea pot

  • 06Apr

    The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies: An easy-to-use reference for natural health care

    CHAPTER 2
    p 18
    Tonic Herbs – “address the health of an entire bodily system and alleviate weakness… There are herbs that have general tonic abilities, meaning they’re used to increase your overall energy, or chi.”

    In traditional Chinese Medicine:
    Astralagus
    Cordyceps
    Eleuthero
    Goji-berry
    Reishi

    Ayurvedic:
    Amla
    Gotu Kola
    Tulsi
    Tumeric

    Western herbalism:
    Chamomile
    Hawthorn
    Lemon balm
    Passionflower
    Reishi
    Skullcap
    St. John’s wort

    p. 19-20
    Adaptogens – “…an adaptogenic herb is one that helps the body deal with stresses–trauma, injury, emotional upset, physical exertion, and so on–without getting sick…They take things a step further, however, by exerting a normalizing effect on an organ or system. Adaptogens help the body adapt by either increasing or decreasing particular physiological function.”
    Ashwagandha
    Asian ginseng
    Cordyceps
    Licorice
    Rhodiola
    Schisandra
    Tulsi

    Analgesics: Natural Pain relief:
    Camphor
    Feverfew
    Cayenne
    Devil’s Claw
    Goldenseal
    Willow

    p. 21
    Anti-inflammatory
    Cayenne
    Chamomile
    Rosemary
    Sage
    Tea (camellia sinensis)
    Yarrow

    p. 22-23
    Infection Fighting Anti-microbials
    Barberry
    Elderberry
    Garlic
    Ginger
    Goldenseal
    Grape
    Rosemary
    Tea tree
    Thyme

    p. 24
    Anti-oxidants
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin E
    Caroteniods
    Polyphenols like resveratrol (in blueberries, grapes and peanuts) and flavonnoids (in citrus fruits, chocolate and tea)

    p. 24-26
    Herbs to aid digestion:

    Digestives:
    Chamomile
    Cinnamon
    Fennel
    Peppermint
    Pineapple

    Caminatives : “…meaning they dispel gas and relieve cramping…antispasmodic”
    Barberry
    Fennel
    Licorice
    Rosemary
    Tea

    Anti-diarrheals
    Barberry
    Bilberry
    Fenugreek
    Juniper
    Marshmallow
    Psyllium
    Sange de grado

    Antiemetics : “…work to combat nausea and stop vomitting”
    American ginseng
    Dill
    ginger
    Mate
    Tea

    Demulcents: “soothe inflammation in the digestive tract”
    Alfalfa
    Flax
    Gentian
    Licorice
    Marshmallow

    Laxatives
    Aloe
    Flax
    Fenugreek
    Pyllium

    Diuretics
    Alfalfa
    Dandelion
    Nettle
    Tea

    p. 27
    Natural Cough Relief

    Herbal Expectorants: “…rid yourself of phlegm”
    Ginger
    Licorice
    Peppermint
    Rosemary

    Cough Suppressants
    Fennel
    Hopes
    Licorice
    Marshmallow
    Spearmint

    p. 28
    Sedatives and Stimulants

    Herbal Sleep aids
    Chamomile
    Kava
    Lavendar
    Lemon balm
    Passionflower
    Valerian

    Herbs that stimulate
    Asian ginseng
    Cocoa
    Coffee
    Guarana
    Mate
    Tea

    p. 29
    Mood boosters

    Mood lifting effects:
    Boswellia
    Lemon balm
    Passionflower
    Rhodiola
    St. John’s wort

    Treat anxiety
    Ashwagandha
    Chamomile
    Hops
    Kava
    Lavendar
    lemon balm

    Treat addictions and eating disorders
    Danshen
    Ginkgo
    Kudzu
    Passionflower
    St. John’s wort

    CHAPTER 3: Herbs for women
    p. 37

    Dandelion and Juniper – “…traditional remedy for water retention and PMS.”
    Ginkgo – “…can relieve the moodiness and breast tenderness of PMS.”
    Maritime pine – “…relieve the pain of mentrual cramps and endometriosis”
    St. John’s wort – “This mood-lifter has been shown to improve symptoms of PMS by as much as 50%; its also effective against PMDD”
    Vitex – “Clinical trials show that vitex can reduce the pyschological symptoms of both PMS and PMDD (its effects are comparable to the drug Prozac). It’s also effective at relieving physical symptoms like headaches, water retention, and acne.”

    UTI’s
    Cranberry
    Dandelion
    Juniper

    Vaginosis and Candidiasis
    Echinacea
    Goldenseal
    Tea tree

    Increase sex drive (in men and women)
    Vitex
    Shatavari
    Ashwaganda

    CHAPTER 8
    p. 109-

    Back pain
    Cramp bark
    Devil’s claw -orally
    Ginger – topically
    Lavendar
    Willow

    Muscle injuries
    Arnica
    Cayenne
    Comfrey
    Eycalyptus
    peppermint
    Pineapple
    St. John’s Wort
    Yarrow

    Headaches
    Butterbur
    Cayenne
    Feverfew
    Lavendar
    Willow

    CHAPTER 9
    p.119
    Allergies
    Allergic rhinitis
    Butterbur extract – seasonal nasal allergies
    Echinacea
    Nettle
    Tinospora

    Skin allergies
    Astragalus
    Hops
    Oats
    St. John’s Wort
    tea

    Food allergy reactions
    Chammomile
    Ginger
    Peppermint
    Rooibus
    Witch Hazel – for skin reaction

    p. 131-
    Stress

    Both psychological and physical
    Ashwagandha
    Lavender
    ginkgo
    asian ginseng
    lemon balm
    schisandra
    St. John’s wort

    Anxiety
    Hops
    Kava
    Passionflower
    Valerian

    Long-term depression
    Boswellia – used as incense
    Lemon balm
    Rhodiola
    St.John’s wort

    Attention difficulties
    ADHD
    American ginseng
    ginkgo
    flax
    maritime pine

    Alcohol and other addictions
    Danshen
    Kudzu
    Passionflower
    St. john’s wort

    p. 154-
    CHAPTER 12
    Strengthening Immunity

    Sneezes sniffles and sore throats
    Andrographis
    Astragalus
    Echinacea
    Elderberry
    Ginger
    Isatis

    Warts and Cold sores
    Echinacea
    Garlic
    Isatis
    Lemon balm
    Licorice
    Sage – “applied topically, sage extracts can halt viral infections. Research shows that a combination of sage and rhubarb can heal cold sores as well as the prescription dug acyclovir”

    CHAPTER 16
    Herbs and a Healthy Diet

    Nutritional and Medicinal:
    Clove
    Garlic
    Tumeric

    Fat burning
    Cayenne
    Ginger
    Mate
    Tea

    Fat fighting
    Beans (black, green, kidney, navy, string and soy)
    Grapefruit
    Peanuts
    Psyllium

    p 233-
    CHAPTER 17
    Lower blood sugar
    Alfalfa
    aloe
    asian ginseng
    bilberry
    cinmon
    eleuthero
    eucalyptus
    fenugreek
    flax
    ginger
    horsechestnut
    konjac
    kudzu
    nettle
    onion
    sage
    tinospora

    CHAPTER 18
    p. 250

    Dosage
    Chronic:
    Tea – 3-4 cups daily
    Tincture or syrup – 1/2- 1 tsp 3x daily

    Acute
    Tea 1/4-1/2 cup every hour, up to 3 cups per day
    Tincture or syrup – 1/4-1/2 tsp every 30-60 minutes

    “…generally speaking, seniors should take a quarter of an adult dose.”

    TINCTURES
    p. 261

    Brain Boosting Tincture:
    2 p. ginkgo
    2 p. gotu kola
    1 p. peppermint
    1 p. rosemary
    take 1 tsp 2-3x daily for 3 weeks.

    Headache Relief Tincture:
    1 p. California poppy
    1 p. feverfew
    1 p. lavendar

  • 24Feb

    some of my notes from this book I just finished by Joyce A Wardwell:

    * If you have a large batch of tincture, strain off only what you need (1oz or so). Refill the jar with alcohol. If need be, add more herbs as well. Close and let sit. This will increase the potency of the tincture, so dosage can be decreased.
    * Dosage is commonly 1-2 drops per 5lbs of body. So someone weighing 130 could take 26-52 drops.
    * Herbal infused oils run a big risk at molding. To avoid this, add a small amount of alcohol (rubbing alcohol is fine) to the top of the mixture. Seal and shake. Alcohol might evaporate after several weeks, and that is fine. Strain and use as normal.
    * When blending Strong herbs in any form, the fewer the better. Don’t blend more than 10 in general. (for food-like herbs blend away! -red clover, borage leaf, violet, plantain, alfalfa, rose hips, etc)
    * At least half of the blend should treat the main symptom
    * 10% can be a soothing herb (oats, lavendar, catnip, lemon balm, etc)
    * 10% can be a nutritive herb (oat straw, rose hips, alfalfa, etc)
    * 10% can stimulate or enhance the major herb (ginger, garlic, peppermint, thyme)
    * Capsule vitamins and herbs contain the worst quality available. The act of encapsulating actually cooks the herbs even if they Were good quality. Best to get herbs fresh or dried.
    * Ginger and peppermint in the bath increases sweating and detoxifies. Put them in a cotton bag with some oats and it’s the perfect bath soak that you can also rub right on the skin.
    *

  • 18Feb

    Herbal Oils
    via Guide to Herbal Remedies by Carla Fiscina on 2/14/11

    http://guide2herbalremedies.com/herbal-oils/

  • 24Jan

    A tea bag of licorice root coupled with a tea bag of peppermint makes a wonderful cup of tea.
    This tea is GREAT for flu time – sore throats, sinuses, colds, allergies, stomach problems and digestion. It tastes good!
    M says, “I think this may be what the wonderful Aveda tea is made of. Sure tastes like it. And of course licorice root tea is available on vitacost.com.”
    We’ve been using the straight licorice bark lately. Just break off a piece and let is simmer in the tea. It’s strong and wonderful.

  • 23Jan

    Learning to Make Your Own Herbal Lip Balm

    http://www.healthynewage.com/blog/herbal-lip-balm-recipe/

  • 23Jan

    How to Make Herbal Bath Salts

    http://www.healthynewage.com/blog/herbal-bath-salts-recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+healthynewage+%28HealthyNewAge.com%29

    Mountain Rose Herbs offers this instructional video, Herbal Basics: Making Herbal Bath Salts which depicts an excellent demonstration with recipes for creating your own organic salts for bathing at home. Viewers are shown the steps in preparing the soothing salts, the best organic herbal ingredients, and equipment needed. Viewers also learn some useful hints and tips on storing and a variety of uses for the bath salts you learn to create.

    Bath salts made with organic herbs added to the bath offer both a healing and a nourishing experience. They are simple to make, simple to give, and simple to enjoy.

    Read more: http://www.healthynewage.com/blog/herbal-bath-salts-recipe/#ixzz1BsMcqLu6
    1 c. Dead Sea Salts
    1 c. Coarse Sea Salt
    1 C. White Cosmetic Kaolin Clay
    1/2 c. Epsom Salts
    1/2 c. Borax Powder
    1/2 c. Baking Soda
    1 tsp. (lavender) essential oil
    Mix the powders all in a bowl. Add the oil, mix with hands to get the clumps out. Pour into decorative jar.