The benefits of Heather Flowers #herbs 1

Calluna vulgaris, Common heather   Origin: Europe, Asia Minor Grown in: Europe   Common uses: Stop the production of inflammatory hormones (prostaglandin) and help control allergies.  This herb is also used for ailments of the kidneys and the lower urinary tract, enlargement of the prostate, as a diuretic, for prophylaxis of stone ailments, vaginal discharge, diseases and ailments of the gastrointestinal ...

The short on acerola berry and why you should try it. #herbs 8

This berry was harvested in Brazil and is a supper health fruit poweder that you can add to you favorite skin herbal mix or simply mix into mineral water and drink. FYI: By strenghening your immune system you give your body the tools in need to fight off bacteria including some bacterias that may cause ...

Nettle leaf- benefits, origins and uses 1

Nettle leaf- benefits, origins and uses
Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica Origin: Europe, Africa, Asia, North America Grown in: Europe   Common Uses: Used to treat allergies itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. It is packed with healthy antioxidants and is also used to treat skin problems, including eczema, and hay fever. Prepared: Tea, Herbal tea blend   Contraindications: May lower blood pressure, ...

What is #Chlorella and how to use it

Chlorella vulgaris  Origin: Japan Old wives tales: Common uses: Immunity boosting algae. Is a fresh water, single-celled algae. Chlorella emerged over 2 billion years ago, and was the first form of a plant with a well-defined nucleus only discovered in the 19th century by modern man. Studies conducted on chlorella show that it can be ...

the benefits of #Echinacea

the benefits of #Echinacea
Echinacea Angustifolia   Origin: Native American   Common uses: The roots and the whole plant are considered particularly beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds, burns etc, possessing cortisone-like and antibacterial activity. Stimulating the immune system, the herbs can also be used to treat chronic yeast infections in women and to prevent urinary tract infections in ...

The benefits of #Chaparral plant

  Larrea tridentata Origin: Mexico, Native American  Old wives tales: Common uses: Promote healing on the surface of the skin, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores and dermatitis.  Preparation: recommended as a blend. Contraindications: Considered generally safe when used topically. Stop using if allergic reaction such as redness or swelling occurs.  Not recommended for internal use. Not recommended ...

The benefits of #Bai Mudan #Tea

The benefits of #Bai Mudan #Tea
White Peony Tea   Origin: Fujian province Name: Camellia sinensis    Great tea for those who love a light smooth tea.  Steep 170 deg F hot water for 3-5 minutes. Re-steeps well up to 3 times/ per leaf.    Add this gentle white tea to your toners for a natural antioxidant.  You can add the leaves into ...

The benefits of #burdock #tea

The benefits of #burdock #tea
Burdock Root   Name: Arctium  Grown in: USA Old wives tales: Research indicates that burdock root tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory remedy. It is packed with antioxidants to protect the liver from toxic chemicals, allowing it to process the body’s naturally occurring steroids which are helpful in achieving hormonal balance. A mildly bitter herb, it stimulates the ...

What is #Annatto Seed #tea

What is #Annatto Seed #tea
A newly discovered health benefit of annatto is its antioxidant properties that protect DNA from mutations induced by UV light, superoxides, or peroxides, hence its inclusion in skin care products. Sensitivities to all food colorants, including annatto, may occur if there is also sensitivity to BHA, BHT, and artificial red and yellow dyes. This information ...

Red Clover toner and tea #herbal #tea

       Trifolium pratense Indigenous to: Europe, Asia, Africa Grown in: North America Common uses: Red Clover is known as one of the most useful remedies for children with skin problems. It may be used in any case of childhood eczema. Useful for the treatment of other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis. Make a ...