Cardiac Health

March 22, 2018

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Research

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha Family: Burseraceae Myrrh has long been used as a medicinal plant well documented in Chinese medicine, ancient Roman texts, and used in Biblical times.  It is an oleo gum resin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, […]
March 22, 2018

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium Family: Rutaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Research

Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Family: Apiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
March 29, 2018
Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flax Muffin Recipe

Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe

This Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe tastes yummy for a quick breakfast treat.  And it’s good for you!  Here are some possible health benefits to eating flax. Flax could help lower cholesterol levels. A few human studies have shown it to help with cholesterol.  In one study, flaxseed lowered cholesterol […]
April 4, 2018
easy chamomile tea recipe

Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) Research

Latin Name: Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita Family: Asteraceae Chamomile has been used to calm the mind and soothe the skin.  People have used it as a folk remedy for wounds, to reduce itching, and to help with inflammation.  The dried herb is also commonly ingested as a tea to help with […]
April 5, 2018
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Cardiac Health / High Blood Pressure

Eating right is an important part of healthy blood flow.  Herbs for cardiac health can include tonic and hypotensive herbs and oils such as ginkgo, garlic, oats, hawthorn and oregano.  These herbs show potential in reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of the arteries due to fatty […]
April 5, 2018

Mistletoe (Viscum album) Research

Latin Name: Viscum album Family: Santalaceae There is limited scientific research on the human use of mistletoe.  However, more research is warranted on the topic of mistletoe supplements as a cancer treatment.  Its viscotoxins may have an apoptotic and cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.  Further, it has shown potential as an […]
April 6, 2018

Sumac (Rhus coriaria) Research

Latin Name: Rhus coriaria Family: Anacardiaceae Sumac is an plant long used for cardiac health and weight loss.  A few human studies were found on the hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, and hypotensive actions of sumac.  It is also being studied for its antimicrobial and antioxidant potential. The plant is high in anthocyanin and tannin […]
April 11, 2018
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Easy Black Pepper Tea Recipe

Black Pepper – Piper nigrum – gives a strong spicy bite to an herbal tea.  Black pepper has antioxidant activity and may be anti-depressive, and cognitively stimulating.  Avoid with young children.  Click the link to to Piper nigrum to learn more. Easy Black Pepper Tea Recipe Ingredients 3 cups of water 1 […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe

Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis – Tastes like pine, with both a camphorous, and a herbaceous note.  Try this Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe to help as a circulatory tonic, stimulant, respiratory aid, and to improve concentration.  Avoid during pregnancy and with small children.  Do not drink in excess. By: Kathy Sadowski, […]
April 11, 2018
Elderberry Cobbler Recipe

Elderberry Cobbler Recipe

Elderberries have a tart taste, and are a great ingredient for sweetened jellies, pies, and cobblers.  This Elderberry Cobbler Recipe tastes perfect with a slice of vanilla ice cream. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Elderberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients ​3 cups of fresh or frozen elderberries […]
April 11, 2018
Fresh Flower Tea

Fresh Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Hibiscus Tea not only tastes great, it has a glorious rose color and is high in Vitamin A, C, and Zinc.  It may also help to reduce blood pressure (see a few human studies listed below).  This beautiful drink can be served hot or cold. Hibiscus Tea Ingredients 1 pint […]