cilantro

January 8, 2018

Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?

So, do essential oil diffusers really work? There are many different types of essential oil diffusers dispersing aroma into the air.  Here is a review of the varieties: Cool Mist Diffusers Cool mist essential oil diffusers, also called ultrasonic diffusers, typically involve adding about 5 ounces of water and a […]
April 3, 2018
antibacterial

Antibacterial

There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
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 9, 2018

Preservative

Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods, supplements, and beauty products.  They may demonstrate an antioxidant and/or antimicrobial effect. Preservative Recipes Blog Articles Preservative Herbs and Essential Oils RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 9, 2018
Urinary System

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
April 25, 2018
apiole

Quercetin

Quercetin is a flavonal found in dill, cilantro, fennel, and many other plants. Links to Plants Containing Quercetin   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does […]
June 25, 2018

Fruit & Herb Infused Waters

Fruit & Herb Infused Waters are cool, colorful, and refreshing.  Not only do they taste great, but they also offer important vitamins and minerals, and are much lower in calories, and with no chemicals compared to sodas and other typical Summer drinks.  There are a variety of flavors to try, […]
June 30, 2018

Holy Basil Pesto Recipe

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as Tulsi or Incomparable One, is a sacred plant of India.  Holy basil has a slightly differing taste than sweet basil that is more spicy, and this recipe offers a delicious Asian spin on a traditionally Italian dipping sauce.  Holy Basil is a significant […]