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Herbal Information Sheet: Lobelia

February 22, 2018

LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)                                             Excerpted from:  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants as Medicines By Matthew Wood   “Herbs are so darn peculiar!  I have long enjoyed the homeopathic model. By placing the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

February 22, 2018

BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

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Fall Favorites and Must Haves!

September 22, 2016

The leaves are changing and it's getting a tad bit chillier! Fall is here! Keep your nose clear, your allergies at bay, and warm tea in your cup! We've crafted a list of some must have herbs and products for this Fall season! 

 

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Four Facts about Lavender you Might not have Known

May 03, 2016

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Plants of the Bible

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   The story of the plants of Biblical lands is better understood when we appreciate what a significant region this has been since before the earliest written record. This area, known as the Fertile Crescent is the meeting point of the African, Asian, and European continents and has commanded a huge role […]

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Aromatherapy Information

November 15, 2014

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]

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Rhinitis

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: Is there a way to treat rhinitis in a 6-year old with herbs? ANSWER: There are herbal ways to deal with rhinitis and allergies. There are herbs that are specific for respiratory complaints which can be effective and safe for a 6 year old to use. We have found that what seems to help […]

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Raindrop Therapy and the Use of Thyme & Oregano Essential Oils on the Skin

November 12, 2014

Question: In talking with a “Raindrop Technique” practitioner (Young Living Essential Oils), I learned that Thyme and Oregano Essential Oils are used neat (undiluted) on the skin during this technique. He has had only one experience which was reported negative, a person who suffers from candida experienced a “die-off’ reaction. He personally had done this […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I was recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. The doctors are busy writing me prescriptions that I don’t want to take, however I do wish to care for my health. I am a novice at herbal remedies and need your advice. What can I take for irritation & spasm of the bowel? I would […]

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Forms of Herbs

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: What form of an herb is the most effective, tea, capsules or liquid extract? ANSWER: This answer depends on several factors. One of the factors is you. Are you willing to make a tea? Clean up is involved after preparing tea, you will have to taste the herb and possibly have to drink the […]

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ADHD – Alternatives to Ritalin

November 12, 2014

Question: I am desperately trying to avoid giving my 9 year old Ritalin for ADHD. Her behavior, impulsiveness and distractibility have caused all facets of her life to suffer. Of course the “mental health” professionals have an easy answer, a little green pill twice a day. We have switched to a whole foods diet but […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Ginseng

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard     Common Name Ginseng   Latin Binomial Panax quinquefolium (American) Panax ginseng (Asian)   Family Araliaceae   Other Common Names True Ginseng, Five Fingers, Tartar Root, Red Berry, Man’s Health, Ren Shen, Man Root, Finger Root   Parts Used Root   Uses Ginseng is taken to improve stamina and concentration, for […]

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