Growing things has helped me in many ways. As a gardener, I reap the benefits of being outdoors in the sunshine; offering me a natural Vitamin D aid along with the exercise I get and the spiritual pleasures of growing life. Yesterday a friend gave me some basil to grow in my garden. Now I can 3 pots of basil, how glorious it is!
And the best part about growing is how healing it can be to your mind, body and soul.
I love growing things in the summertime, especially herbs. My favorite is basil. In the warmer months I use basil in all of my recipes.
There are also medicinal reason to use this spice. It has qualities which help in circulation, detoxifying properties, and can also nourish the skin; especially with acne.
Green tea has been talked about recently on its powerful antioxidant qualities.
The benefit of green tea for the skin is also known. But did you know that green tea is 20 times stronger than Vitamin E. Aubrey Hampton in his booklet on Natural Ingredients Dictionary speaks on the power of green tea.
Powerful antioxidants inhibit the formation of cancer-causing free radicals, helping prevent skin cell damage caused by exposure to the sun and pollution.
Green tea is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, it is high in xanthines; soothing and moisturizing to both hair and skin. That is why green tea is in sun care products, shampoos and conditioners.
What is the best green tea?
Powered Matcha green tea from Japan is the finest.
Hampton, A. (2011). Natural Ingredients Dictionary. Tampa, FL., Organic Press