green tea

April 7, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Hypolipidemic / Cholesterol

Hypolipidemic herbs and essential oils aid in reducing the lipids in the blood and cholesterol levels.  Consult with a Doctor on how herbs that can lower cholesterol may affect certain medications. Cholesterol Lowering Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
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 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 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
sunscreen

Sunscreen

Some plants have skin protective qualities against the sun’s UV rays.  Typical store bought sunscreens contain harsh chemicals: look for safer ingredients like zinc oxide.  Avoid tanning, and wear clothing to cover the skin.   Carrier oils such as coconut oil, sesame oil, carrot seed oil, and jojoba oil may offer […]
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 […]
May 16, 2018

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Research

Latin Name: Camellia sinensis Family: Theaceae Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that can help fight cancer and aging.  It has also been shown that the catechins in green tea improve signaling systems in the central nervous system and the hippocampus, improving memory and mental performance.  It has also shown to be skin […]
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 […]
October 28, 2018

What are 3 foods that may help with weight loss?

Losing weight can be a daunting task.  Eating right is an important part of the equation.  I found some human studies demonstrating that the foods and herbs listed below may be helpful. Try incorporating oats, flax, and grapefruit into your diet!  Further, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and green tea may […]
December 13, 2018

Cancer Fighting Plants: Summary of a Scholarly Article

What are some cancer fighting plants? A recent article, published in the Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine in 2015, lists potential plant based anti-cancer sources.  I found it a powerful read, summarizing human studies on plants with anti-cancer effects.  In this blog, I have picked out some key pointers from the article […]
February 3, 2020
earthtokathy

Delicious Year Round – 5 Cold Brew Tea Recipes

By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LM, RA (Registered Aromatherapist) Pictured: Cold Brewed Hibiscus Lime Tea – Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the organic products to make this recipe! Have you ever over-brewed your hot tea, making a bitter drink that’s hard to enjoy? Cold brewing is a […]