Archive for the Herbs and Health Category

quiet

Jun 20th, 2014 Posted in A Spiritual Path, Herbs and Health | no comment »

Every once in a while I listen to the silence of things. That is why I grow herbs. They silently help me, and along the way I get to enjoy their potent smells and medicinal ways!

Sage helps with so many ailments- even the night sweats of menopause

Sage helps with so many ailments- even the night sweats of menopause

When I was younger I felt like I never had silence in my life. I always had children around me, making noise and chattering! I loved to hear their tiny voices and still enjoy it when I am with my grandchildren.
The difference now is that I also enjoy the silence. Not having to speak early in the day is one of my favorite times.
And in the summertime I can sit on my back porch and just be; watching my herbs and greeting the sunny days.

Insomnia

Jun 14th, 2014 Posted in Herbs and Health | no comment »

You may know that insomnia can be directly related to how much stress you have in your life, so the first thing to do is try to decrease it! This may take some time, and exercise of any type is very helpful. I suggest the passive ones for insomniacs because you learn about slowing everything down and you can do the poses of tai chi or yoga anytime and anywhere.

Lavender, such a soothing her for the skin

Lavender, such a soothing her for the skin

Herbs for the Spring

Mar 24th, 2013 Posted in Aging and Health, Healthy Foods, Herbs and Health | no comment »
Getting ready for Spring can mean trying out some new tea.

Getting ready for Spring can mean trying out some new tea.

Using Herbs For Your Health and Wellness

There are many herbs that are great for the springtime.  In his book: Staying Healthy With The Seasons, Elson, Haas, MD speaks on some great herbs.

The first is called Sassafras bark.

A spring tonic with an enjoyable flavor. Use with caution because there can be some side effects if you use it in large does however, Sassafras tea is known to purify the blood, and act as an aromatic, stimulant, diaphoretic and diuretic. It is also great for  use on the skin, joints, kidneys, bladder and chest. There is some evidence that it can help with throat problems as well as the common cold.

Why you should use Garlic

Mar 5th, 2013 Posted in Healthy Foods, Herbs and Health | no comment »
In the winter  we have time to experiment with some spices. I enjoy both garlic and ginger together in many of my meals. Try adding some fresh garlic to your dishes.

In the winter we have time to experiment with some spices. I enjoy both garlic and ginger together in many of my meals. Try adding some fresh garlic to your dishes.

GARLIC

A phytonutrient and a star spice.

Garlic can improve cardiovascular health, lower the risk of cancer, help fight infection.

Summer is Coming

Heading toward Winter Months: Time to keep yourself Healthy and Well

Nov 7th, 2012 Posted in Healthy Foods, Healthy Recipes, Herbs and Health | no comment »

Take some long walks during Autumn to see the wonderful colors. And eat some colorful foods such as squash and sweet potatoes. They keep you healthy and well!

 

 

Keeping those  extra pounds away for the winter months

This is the time of year when people begin to put on the pounds, so care needs to be taken in what you eat.

There are very nutritious foods for the fall and winter months that can not only keep you healthy and well, but can also help with weight maintenance.

Weight Maintenance: Try making soup!