chaste

March 20, 2018
menopause

Herbs Used to Treat Menopause Symptoms:  A Review of Favorable Human Studies.

Pictured – Menopause Symptoms By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Menopause is a natural process all women go thru beginning at about the age of fifty.  Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual cycle changes, vaginal dryness and thinning, bone density […]
April 3, 2018
anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. Its purpose is to clear out foreign cells and dead cells from the local area.  Inflammation is characterized by increased redness, heat, pain, and swelling to an area.  Anti-inflammatory herbs reduce inflammation in various ways.  For example, spices like turmeric, ginger, […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 3, 2018

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals to form.  This can then contribute to aging and disease. Eat Your Colors! Antioxidants protect your cells!  They are found in the richly colorful fruits and vegetables that we eat.  Here are some examples: RED […]
April 7, 2018
repellent

Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 7, 2018
insecticide

Insecticidal / Pesticidal

Insecticidal and pesticidal substances kill pests.  A variety of essential oils and herbs have shown powerful insecticidal action, with a less toxic effect than harsh chemicals. Larvicidal substances kill insect larvae. Insecticidal Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 8, 2018
male health

Male Health

Herbs listed below may be helpful with male health issues such as prostatic hyperplasia and sperm count. Recipes for Men   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 8, 2018
female health

Female Health

A variety of herbs have been shown to help with female health issues such as menstrual pains, menopause, and more. Recipes to Help with Female Health Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
April 12, 2018

Herbal Flea, Tick, Mosquitoe, and Biting Fly Bug Spray

This herbal bug spray recipe takes two steps to make, but is worth the effort.  Chaste berries, neem, lavender, rosemary, and geranium have shown insect repelling activity in the research listed below. Herbal Bug Spray Recipe Step 1: Recipe for the Herbal Bug Spray Tincture 1 ounce of dried chaste […]
May 7, 2018

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Research

Latin Name: Vitex agnus-castus Family: Verbenaceae The chaste berry has been long been used throughout history as a female tonic: improving menstruation, fertility, milk production, and menopausal symptoms. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description […]
July 10, 2018

Menopausal Tea Recipe

Menopause is a natural process all women go thru beginning at about the age of fifty.  Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual cycle changes, vaginal dryness and thinning, bone density loss, mood swings, weight gain, and more. Research in the past twenty years has indicated the use […]