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Herbal and Aromatic Aphrodisiacs

November 10, 2014

By   Ingrid Petres   Our species evolved using scent to help us survive. We recognized what was food through scent. As a flower lures a bee, an animal emits pheromones to lure a mate to propagate our species. These hormonal emissions, the breath of desire, contain all kinds of tiny chemical constituents. They have […]

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Catnip as Mosquito Repellent

November 10, 2014

by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Herbal folklore has long included the use of aromatic herbs and oils as insect repellents. Most of us are familiar with the use of citronella oil (Cymbopogon nardus) in candles and in products designed to be used on the skin. Other aromatic herbs used for centuries for their insect repellent […]

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Herbs & Essential Oils for SARS

November 10, 2014

By Cheryl Hoard As one physician put it in a recent national television interview about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), now is the time to “live well”. This doctor describes living well as eating wholesome foods, exercise and stop smoking. A few weeks before this TV interview, another MD voiced the opinion that addition to […]

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Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard Many alternative health disciplines are successfully used to treat animals, especially our beloved pets. Herbalism and Aromatherapy are utilized safely and effectively for animals as well as humans. Plants have been our medicine since the earliest written record. Herbalism encompasses various and broad uses of plants as healing agents. Aromatherapy is the […]

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Alternatives To Hormone Replacement Therapy

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard  I am frequently asked questions about alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy. The use of herbs, essential oils and hydrosols gives more options to adapt to changes during menopause. Herbalism is most effective when used in a holistic approach, which is integration of the body, mind and spirit. Changes during menopause happen not […]

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HOUSEHOLD INSECT CONTROL

November 10, 2014

Neem Household Surface Spray (2% Neem CO2 Essential Oil) Combine Neem CO2 Essential Oil with water in a spray bottle. Spray bottles with a large output spray top are more convenient to cover larger areas at a time. Essential oils and water do not stay mixed and actually separate dramatically fast. Shake well before spraying. […]

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APPLICATIONS OF NEEM TO SKIN & HAIR For People and Pets

November 10, 2014

Neem Seed CO2 Essential Oil Soap/Shampoo Treatment: Add ½ teaspoon Neem Seed CO2 Essential Oil to every 1 oz of Cheryl’s Herbs Summer Soap/Shampoo or Cheryl’s Herbs Soap/Shampoo Base or any Cheryl’s Herbs Soap/Shampoos. Our Summer Soap/Shampoo makes an excellent choice because these herbs and essential oils are well known for their insect repellent action. […]

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Neem Plant Spray

November 10, 2014

Ingredients: 32 oz warm water 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Neem Seed Oil (cold pressed vegetable oil, not essential oil) 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Cheryl’s Herbs All-Purpose Household Soap (or any mild eco-type, liquid dishwashing soap) Preparation: Mix soap with warm water (don’t stir too vigorously to avoid excess suds) Slowly add Neem Seed Oil and […]

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Cold and Flu Recipe: Elder Flower / Peppermint Leaf Recipe

November 10, 2014

Elder Flower whole Peppermint Leaf cut   Make a tea using equal parts of these dried herbs.    Dr. Edward E. Shook writes about this recipe in his book “Elementary Treatise in Herbology”. His recipe is to pour 1½ pints of boiling water over the herbs, using one ounce of each herb. “Cover and allow to […]

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SUMMER COCONUT SOUP with Millet & White Fish

November 10, 2014

In a large pot cook fish in broth: 1 lb White Fish, fresh 6 cups Hawthorn/Eleuthro Broth (see recipe)   Simmer until fish is cooked, remove fish (leave broth in pot) and when cool enough remove skin.   To the same broth used to cook fish add the following: 2 cans Coconut Milk (13.5 oz […]

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MANDARIN WALNUTS

November 10, 2014

1 ½ cups raw Walnut halves 1 Tablespoon + 1 ½ teaspoons Sugar 1½ teaspoons Sunflower Oil or Walnut Oil (any vegetable oil without a strong taste of its own is fine to use) ¼ teaspoon Mandarin (Red) Essential Oil (50 drops if using a rubber bulb-type eye dropper) tiny pinch of Sea Salt (a […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Yarrow

November 08, 2014

YARROW (Achillea millifolium)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition.  It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’  Through numerous devices – clotting, unclotting, neurovascular control, flavonoids, etc. – it regulates the […]

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