Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compounds: acid, bile, and pepsin. Stomach acid is used in the […]
Arthritis is one of the oldest conditions mankind has suffered from. In fact there is scientific evidence that the first cave man had arthritis. Not only that it is very old, but it is also very common- around 50 million people in the US alone have one form of arthritis or another. But what exactly […]
So you’d really like to begin using herbs to help improve your health, but, where do you start? There are SO many different herbs and so many different websites touting how this herb will cure this and that herb will cure that. And then, there’s the other websites which say very different things about the […]
Summer. The high season of greatest Yang and activity is complemented by the hot fun-filled days at the beach and warm, delightful nights enjoyed outdoors. As we tend to overdue in summer..too much sun, working out and physical activities; below you can find some of the best herbs for headaches, burns, and skin problems. Also […]
There are hundreds of plants used all over the world, which are used in herbal medicine as treatments for bacterial infections. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Here are some of the most accessible and […]
Here is a great webpage I want to share with all of you, www.netrition.com/nuts.html, has an exhaustive report on commonly used oils. This table has two levels. You can look at the first level of two charts. Then go down from each chart and select a specific oil and see its total nutrient profile. As […]
Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Acid Indigestion: Warm a cup of milk and steep four or five eucalyptus leaves in it. Drink this to ease discomfort Aqua Vitae: Considered an excellent elixir of health […]
ACNE: Juice from the leaves of a rose hip bush applied daily over the affected area.
APPETITE – LOSS OF: Boil two cups of dogwood bark with 2 cups of water and drink 3 times a day.
ARTHRITIS: Two tsps. of powder from a creek willow bark in a cup of water, drink morning & night.
ASTHMA: Make a pillow, about * inch thick and fill with rabbit tobacco. This helps night attacks. Or take a stick the exact length of the sufferer, store it in the attic and the asthma would go away. Or wear amber-colored beads.
Most people just consider dandelion to be a nuisance. But I think they will most likely be more welcome to you by the time you finished reading this article. Dandelion is officially Taraxacum officinale – the name comes from the French words ‘dent de lion,’ that mean ‘lion’s tooth.’ This is a reference to the […]
There are hundreds of plants used all over the world, which are used in herbal medicine as treatments for viral infections. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Here are some of the most accessible and […]
Spring brings cleansing and rejuvenation. Most often the liver is the target of a cleansing herbal regimen, since the liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It processes our hormones, contributes to proper digestion, cleanses the body of toxins, and many other important duties. A good cleansing regimen, however, will also […]
There are hundreds of plants and natural anti-inflammatory herbs all over the world, which are used in herbal medicine as treatments for inflammation. Below you will find a list of some of the most accessible and most reliable natural anti-inflammatory herbs. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas […]
Several herbs are effective for treating not only the symptoms of too much winter, but the causes of colds and flu – Impaired immunity to virus/bacteria, maintaining blood circulation and warmth, ensuring vitality of the lungs and reducing the build up of congestion in the body. Ginger: Ginger is used for the prevention and treatment […]
HERBAL TEAS FROM PLANTS AROUND US AND THEIR BENEFITS Persimmon Tea: The leaves when dried and crushed make a fine strong tea. Can be used all year round. Rich in vitamin C. Used as a healthful tonic. Sassafras Tea: Boil fresh roots after washing, until water turns reddish brown. Can be sliced and dried for […]
If you’re feeling tired and worn out, rest assured that you have plenty of company. Fatigue ranks among America’s most common health complaints. Life today moves at a faster pace than ever before in history, and many of us feel compelled to keep up. On good days we may manage to accomplish everything on the […]
Goldenseal (Orange-root, Orangeroot; Hydrastic canadensis) is a perennial herb that grows in the northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. It has a purplish and hairy stem. The leaves that form in Spring are also hairy and have 5-7 double-toothed lobes and small, single flowers with greenish white stamens. During the summer it bears a single […]
With the change of seasons from Summer to Fall we need to change our supplies in our medicine cabinet. With cooler weather comes a different set of illnesses that can be nipped in the bud with the right medicinals. Arnica (Arnica montana): This year round herb helps stop pain. Use this for arthritic aches, often […]
Antihistamine drugs are very popular medications, both over the counter and by prescription – but can we choose natural antihistamine herbs instead? Histamine is a chemical, which is involved in our local immune response as well as regulating physiological function in the gut, acting as a neurotransmitter. During the time of seasonal allergies, the body’s […]
Garlic “If we were to design a drug that had perfect properties according to what we know about heart disease and associated risk factors, we couldn’t improve on garlic,” says Amanda McQuade-Crawford, herbalist and director of the Ojai Center of Phytotherapy in Ojai, Calif. Regular use of garlic is associated with the prevention of cardiovascular […]