January 19, 2018

Ginger & Turmeric for Inflammation: Golden Milk Recipe

By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), LMT Ginger & Turmeric for Inflammation Both ginger (Zingiber officinale) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) are in the zingiberaceae family.  Plus, they both have been used for centuries in Asian cooking and healing remedies.  Their rhizomes (underground stems) are the primary part used.  […]
April 3, 2018


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 3, 2018


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 3, 2018


There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018


Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 4, 2018


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 5, 2018


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 9, 2018

10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Recipe

10 Herbs to Good Health is a great soup to eat when you are not feeling well.  It is highly nourishing, light, and has a flavorful broth. 10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 Tbsp of grated […]
April 25, 2018


Khusimol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in turmeric and vetiver. Links to Plants Containing Khusimol   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 […]
April 25, 2018


Curcumin is a yellow colored polyphenol, and a main component in turmeric. It is also found in ginger. Curcumin can act like the hormone estrogen.  Avoid with hormone sensitive conditions.  Turmeric belongs to the curcuma species group, of which there are over 100 specific species, all belonging to the Zingiberaceae […]
August 10, 2018

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Research

Latin Name: Curcuma longa  Family: Zingeberaceae 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 compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective […]
November 22, 2018

Quick & Easy Anti-inflammatory Fudge Recipe

Is there such a thing as a healthy fudge recipe?  This anti-inflammatory fudge recipe gives the taste of chocolate with a healthy twist of spices!  And with just 6 ingredients, it is very quick and easy to make.  No sugar is added to this recipe, but a little bit of […]