April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 30, 2018

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Research

Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Family: Zingeberaceae Ginger has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to treat digestive ailments.  Ginger is also a rubefacient herb, helping to increase blood flow.  It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Rhizomes (underground stems) are used in cooking, to make tea, and as herbal […]
September 20, 2018

Ginger Juniper Rubefacient Rub Recipe

A rubefacient helps get the blood flowing, and warms the tissue.  It includes herbs like ginger, juniper, pine, clove, and rosemary. This Ginger Juniper Rubefacient Rub Recipe is especially good for tired and aching legs and feet.  Personally, I have applied this recipe on my calves with friction for about […]