echinacea

March 14, 2018
hot tea

How To Brew Delicious Herbal Tea

It is very easy to brew delicious herbal tea from fresh and dried herbs.  First, choose your favorite herbs to keep handy.  Use fresh organically grown herbs from your own garden.  Dry them yourself, or buy quality dried herbs from herbal shops.  Store dried herbs in sealed jars to last up […]
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 4, 2018
anti-parasite

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites such as tapeworm.  Significant essential oils studied include oregano and thyme, and herbs include wormwood and hyssop.  Caution is necessary when using herbs as anti-parasitics, related to their low therapeutic margin. Recipes to Help with […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 5, 2018
dandelion detox tea recipe

Alteratives

Alteratives are blood cleansing, and help the body to improve metabolic processes and thus work more efficiently absorbing nutrients, and removing wastes.   Examples of herbs include garlic, burdock, echinacea, dandelion, turmeric, holy basil, and yellow dock, plantain, and red clover.  Alterative herbs are best to be taken in small doses over […]
April 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 7, 2018
immune stimulant

Immunity

Some herbs can act as an immune stimulant, boosting immunity to help reduce cold, flu, and other afflictions. Some Immunity Boosting Recipes to Try 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 […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 12, 2018

Herbal Immunity Syrup

This immunity syrup recipe may help strengthen our body’s defense system against catchy infections and is especially helpful around cold or flu season, or when traveling.  Take when you feel a chance of illness because the people around you have caught something. Immunity Syrup Ingredients 8 cloves of garlic, sliced […]
April 24, 2018

Tannins

Tannins are an astringent polyphenolic component found in a variety of plants such as aloe, geranium, rhubarb, chinaberry, St John’s wort, Echinacea, and astragalus. Links to Plants Containing Tannins   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief […]
May 13, 2018
immune stimulant

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) Research

Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea Family: Asteraceae Echinacea is an immunity boosting herb that helps reduce infections like the common cold and flu. 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 […]
February 20, 2019

It’s Thyme to Get Started: What I will be Planting in My Spring Herb Garden this Year!

Late February to early March is a good time to get started on buying your seeds in preparation for your Spring herb garden.  Start the seeds indoors, and then take the young plants outside once they are big enough and freezing temperatures are over.  Or, you can wait until after […]