Let's talk about herbs!!! Today I am going to highlight one of my favorites herbs!
Echinacea, purple coneflower (echinacea spp)
Some of the uses are: immune modulator, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, heals wounds, and stimulates saliva.
In the native American culture it has been used as a remedy for toothaches, snake bites and septic conditions.
Some of the western uses are viral and fungal infections, throat infections in booting the immune system, allergies and much more.
Me personally I love this herb in my cold and flu tonic, Because of it's immune system boosting benefits. It's great as a preventative and treatment for upper respiratory infections.
The number of things that this plant is good for can't even be all listed here. You'd be reading for awhile!
This plant can be used in a tea, capsules, tincture, decoction among other things.
AS ALWAYS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your own research this is just a highlight of a herb that I think is great and needs more recognition
Good morning we have a new herb highlight we're going to talk about.
Before I start let me just say that you should always always do your own research!
The information provided here is just the the tip of the iceberg when it comes down to medicinal plants and what their benefits are.
Today we are talking about Queen of the meadow (Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria)
This wonderful herb also known as Nature's Aspirin it's great for reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Some of its properties are:
Inside of the queen of meadow there is a type of substance makes it operate the same as aspirin. Giving it the name, Nature's Aspirin it is called salicylates. This herb does not have blood thinning agents in it unlike the OTC aspirin.
Some warnings are! If you are allergic to aspirin to don't use this herb! Also if you take aspirin daily do not use this herb (one or the other).
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not take this herb!!!!
I had a cup of this tea this morning and I have to say my back pain eased up really quickly. Even though I did sweeten it with a little honey. It is very bitter!!! Would probably pair well with some orange to help cut the bitter!
I am using the leaves and the stems.
Welcome back to our blog! Today I wanted to talk briefly about some of my favorite herbs that I like to use for women health. This particular day is what I like to call yoni steam day! It comes twice a month and on those days I am most relaxed and in need of some self care. Now here are a few reasons I steam. Bad PMS, Bad cramps, heavy bleeding, back pain,& prolonged cycles. Those are my main reasons for steaming. Yoni steaming has so many benefits! I cannot stress that enough! Teas, yoni steams, capsules, blended with smoothies etc etc. Steaming is just the way I like to use some of these herbs. Below is a list of herbs that you can incorporate in your daily life (with the help of a herbalist) that could benefit you greatly.
RED RASPBERRY LEAF- Raspberry tones the lower body organs such as the pelvis muscles which helps to ease difficulties associated with uterine disorders.
BLESSED THISTLE- used to bring on suppressed cycles, eases menstrual tension and aches. Also helps regulate hormonal balance.
CRAMP BARK- It's literally used for cramps. Lowers body stress & eases menstrual cramps.
DONG QUAI- Also known as the supreme women root. it can be used for PMS & menopause.
FEVERFEW- used for headaches, eases tension, helps initiate blood flow.
GOLDENSEAL- Great for vaginal infections,
HOPS- Great for PMS, menopause, anxiety, insomnia & IBS
CALENDULA- used for inflammation & PMS
CHASTE BERRY- used for PMS & UTI
PAU D ARCO- this bark is used to fight candida! its an amazing herb to have on hand.
CLEAVERS- helps with menstruation, PMS, & UTI
LADY'S MANTEL- anti inflammatory and astringent, great for regulating menstruation
I could go on but that is just a few of the herbs that help benefit us and our body through all the changes we go through. WARNING!!!!! DO NOT GO AND DECIDE TO BLEND ALL THESE HERBS TOGETHER! YOU NEED TO WORK WITH A HERBALIST OR DO TONS OF RESEARCH BEFORE YOU CAN REACH THIS LEVEL. I say that with you in mind. This blog was solely to inform you that there are herbs out there than can help you if you choose to go the herbal route. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I will be posting more info once a week. Be sure to check back for more tid bits with LUNAR GODDESS APOTHECARY
If you followed our last blog from our previous website, we would like to give you a big WELCOME BACK!!! If you did not follow, but decided to recently, then we say to you WELCOME! Our very first topic is one that is close to our hearts. One of the many reasons we have evolved into the business we are today. HERBAL TEAS and why they are good for you. To start let me just say that we here at Lunar Goddess Apothecary absolutely love herbal tea. Here are some of the reason we love it and you should love it as well. It calming properties are unmatched!! My favorite calming tea would have to be chamomile tea. It help with anxiety as well as sleep disorders. Try a blend of lemon balm, chamomile & lavender (equal parts) to relax after a long day of work.
Another great benefit of herbal tea is that it helps fights colds. With the correct blend you can prevent and help treat the common cold and flu symptoms. Try a blend of elderberry, echinacea, & ginger to help with cold/flu symptoms. Reduces inflammation!!! This is a important one because so many people struggle with inflammatory issues. ginger& turmeric tea is a great herbal tea blend for this problem. Here is a small list of other herbal tea benefits. Weight loss, constipation, sore throat, pms, cramps, back pain & many other things.
Here at Lunar Goddess we offer many signature herbal tea blends. If you need a boost of energy we can easily add caffeine to your tea blend. Just let us know. We wanted to share some of the reasons we drink herbal tea. Besides the fact that it's delicious, it has many many medicinal properties. Thanks for reading our very first welcome back blog! Be sure to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading. Some of our sources for this short blog are. Senchatebar.com Groschee.ca Teabox.com & www.lunargoddessapothecary.com besides our personal experience of course.
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