coffee

April 5, 2018
cardiac

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 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

Stimulant / Improved Energy

Stimulant herbs raise levels of mental and physical activity.  Examples include coffee, green tea, rosemary, and ginseng.  Stimulant herbs may interfere with some medications for mood and sleep. Fatigue Fatigue is excessive exhaustion and weakness.  It can be caused by illness, allergies, anemia, poor diet, lack of activity, insomnia, and […]
June 17, 2018

Five Easy Body Scrub Recipes With Readily Available Ingredients

It is surprisingly easy to make your own body scrubs at home.  Many of the recipe ingredients you will already have on hand in your kitchen, and you can mix up a jar in just a few short minutes.  Below are five recipes offering a variety of body scrub options […]
July 23, 2018

Using Essential Oils to Balance the 7 Chakras

Plants vibrate waves of Mother Earth’s energy that can help to balance our 7 chakras.  Just as our 7 chakras each have their own designated color and sound, so to can the aroma of a plant and its essential oil be assigned a chakra or set of chakras.  Thus, the […]
October 18, 2018

Root Chakra Essential Oil Spray Recipe

Pictured: The Root Chakra Sit in a comfortable seated position on the ground.  Lengthen the spine.  Take a slow deep inhale.  Pause.  And then release a long, productive exhale.  Release the stress of the day with the exhale. Feel the muscles relax with the exhale.  Repeat the inhale and exhale […]
October 28, 2018

Weight Loss

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: over-eating, lack of exercise, stress, hormone changes, and more. Recipes to Help with Weight Loss Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
January 14, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Green Coffee Bean and a Brown Coffee Bean?

A green coffee bean is just a coffee bean that has not been roasted.  Coffee beans are green when they are harvested, and turn brown from roasting.  There is one other important difference.  When they are roasted, an important component is destroyed during the heated process.  That is chlorogenic acid. […]