Herbs for Your Heart

More and more scientific research supports the success of natural health care for heart problems, both as a preventive measure and as a treatment. First of all, examine your diet. The more organic, raw, and steamed vegetables you eat, the better. Cut down on breads, baked goods and anything which contains hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated […]

American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals and Remedies for Every Season of Life

When my sister-in-law returned from a trip to her native Dominican Republic, she told me that she hadn’t felt well while staying at her Mother’s farm up in the mountains. “What did you do?” I asked knowing the closest pharmacy (and town) was an hour away. She told me she did what Native Americans have […]

Defense Against Toxins: Supplements to Support the Liver

Every day we are exposed to literally hundreds of different types of harmful chemicals and toxins. These chemicals enter our bodies through the lungs, digestive tract or skin. The body has to have a way to break down these chemicals in order to eliminate them to help protect our health. In most cases our bodies […]

Herbs For Purification

October is certainly a month of change. The brilliant hues of yellow orange and red glow in the autumn afternoon sunlight early in the month. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break and the earth goes to rest in the northern hemisphere. Many think of this time of […]

Dandelions For Health

It’s incredible how we have developed a sense of utter distaste for the dandelion. Somehow we have taken this potential nutrition powerhouse and turned it into a demon. It’s a common sight to see trucks laden with chemical pesticides and herbicides unleashing their toxic sprays onto lawns that would otherwise yield a plant that can […]

Methods for Making Ayurvedic Preparations

Different pharmaceutical processes are used to make Ayurvedic remedies. The most important forms are: Juice Power Decoction Paste Infusion Cold Infusion Milk Preparation Linctus or Jam Medicated Oil and Ghee Alcoholic Preparations Pills or Tablets Scale Preparations Medicines Prepared by Sublimation Collyrium These different methods or processes for making Ayurvedic preparations are discussed in detail […]

The Best Ayurvedic Remedies for Common Ailments

There are many Ayurvedic medicines that can treat a variety of ailments, but there are however some medicines that are most beneficial for certain conditions. These are invariably kept in view by the Ayurvedic physicians while prescribing medicines for patients. They are as follows:

Warming Winter Soups for Boosting the Immune System

In the winter it is important to eat more warming foods like hearty soups with lots of root vegetables. Both soups below contain ingredients which boost the immune system to help fight off colds and flu’s which are common this time of year. The first soup contains chicken; for a vegetarian option see the second […]

Elderberry: Nature’s Blessing

It’s been a wonderful Indian Summer here in Southern Oregon. We’ve been having mostly blue skies with often a gentle breeze, a cool nip at night, and once again, a familiar low cast coming from our sun, reminding us it is time to start slowing down, and to finish collecting the fruits of our labors, […]

Stinging Nettles: The Many Health Benefits of This Overlooked Herb

Nettles (Urtica spp.) are among the more versatile and therapeutic, yet maligned and under-utilized, western herbs. Commonly used in earlier centuries for fiber and netmaking, nettle’s medicinal value is now being recognized. Though nettles make an excellent potherb for use in soups and casseroles, nowadays they are often part of herbal formulas for specific conditions, […]

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