December 7, 2017

Avocado Oil for Very Dry Skin

Can avocado oil help with issues of very dry skin?  The fruit from an avocado tree, Persea americana Mill, belonging to the family Lauraceae, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, and E.  These have the ability to help deeply moisturize the skin (Miller, 2014).    The […]
February 23, 2018
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Herbal Anti-Itch Cream

Herbal Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe and Research By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT This herbal anti-itch cream recipe can come in handy during the dry Winter months.  Research studies have shown these herbs may have potential in treating various skin conditions such as pruritus, […]
April 3, 2018

Anti-itch

Certain herbs taken orally or applied topically have shown to have anti-itch potential.  German chamomile, peppermint, and colloidal oatmeal are examples of herbs that may help show a reduction in symptoms.  In the cases of ongoing or severe itching conditions, consult with a Doctor. Recipes to Help with Itching   […]
April 5, 2018
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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 7, 2018

Hypoglycemic / Antidiabetic

Hypoglycemic herbs have the potential to lower blood sugar levels and improve other symptoms associated with diabetes.  Discuss with your Doctor how the use of herbs to lower blood sugar levels can affect certain medical conditions and medications. Hypoglycemic Herb Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
April 7, 2018
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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 9, 2018
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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 12, 2018

Gumweed Poison Ivy Salve

Try  this Gumweed Poison Ivy Salve if you have gotten tangled up with this three-leaved itch-causing plant. Gumweed Poison Ivy Salve Ingredients 2 ounces of fresh gumweed flower tops (Grindelia camporum) 1 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of beeswax 1 Tbsp of sea salt 1/2 cup of dried oats, ground […]
April 12, 2018

Ground Oats Facial Cleanser

This ground oats facial cleanser gently scrubs the skin.  Use about twice a week for good exfoliation. Ground Oats Facial Cleanser Ingredients 1 cup of oats – ground in a food processor or blender 1 cup of dried sea clay powder (bentonite) 1 cup of finely ground sea salt 2 […]
April 19, 2018

Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe

This Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe is great for itchy or dry skin.  It gently soothes with a calming floral aroma. Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Ingredients 2 cups of oats – ground 1 cup of dried lavender – ground 1 cup of dried calendula – ground 1 cup […]
April 24, 2018
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Lignans

Lignans are a phytoestrogen as found in flax, sesame, rye, wheat, oat, barley, brassica vegetables, and red wine. Links to Plants Containing Lignans   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 […]
May 3, 2018

Aventhramides

Avenothramides are polyphenols found in oats. Links to Plants Containing Aventhramides   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 not necessarily imply that there are adequate […]