Today's blog is helpful herbs that begin
with the letter I. Before we get into the amazing properties and uses of these
herbs I want to talk about how important it is to know the energy and taste of
an herb and the energy of the person taking the herb so they can be effective.
One great example of this that I recently learned in one of my classes was the
difference between Cruella de Vil and the Queen of Hearts. If you are familiar
with these characters you can see that one is cold and dry in nature (Cruella)
and the other is hot and moist in nature (Queen of Hearts) you would not use
the same herbs on these two characters because of their underlining energies.
blog is on three helpful herbs from Traditional Chinese herbs, Western herbs,
and Ayurveda herbs. I got this one out very late this week!
This information is
for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose
anything. Please check with your physician before taking any herbal remedies or
supplements to ensure there are no contraindications. I believe in the power of
herbs and herbal remedies but always err on the side of caution and common
sense when taking anything for your health.
is on helpful herbs that begin with the letter G. The first herb is an Ayurveda
herb that will be very useful to me in the coming months. The Hindi name of
this herb means 'destroyer of sugar'. The holiday season is upon us and that
means lots and lots of sugar! I'm currently trying to avoid the sweet stuff so here’s
hoping this herb helps! Before we began I have to do my legal disclaimer (required
by law and the school I study with): These blogs in no way should be
substituted for medical advice.
Today's blog is
about herbs that begin with the letter F. I also want to talk about how to
match herbs to the individual and not just the condition. Herbalism isn't a one
size fits all solution. As I have stated before it requires a consultation to
determine what herb or herbal remedy is right for you. This begins with
figuring out your personal energetics.
Are you a hot person who sweats easily
or a cold person with dry skin and hair? Next we try to find the energetics of
the condition you want to address.
Herbs and herbal remedies have been the
basis for health and wellness throughout human history. Plants contain many
beneficial properties to help the body heal. Western herbology, Chinese
herbology, and Ayurveda herbology are very similar in nature. In recommending
herbs or herbal formulas the first step is evaluation. This evaluation will
include what season it is, body types and temperature, personality, moods, as
well as symptoms and conditions.
Plants have been utilized for their
medicinal properties long before recorded history. Some of the earliest records
of medicinally used herbs date 3,000 BC. We now can test their validity through
scientific analysis and reinforce what our ancestors knew to be true about
herbal medicine. In writing these blogs I hope to introduce people to the
healing power of nature!
I also feel it is
important to understand that this is a complex system of treatment and requires
a consultation with a qualified practitioner to determine the right herbs for
This is the third blog in the series of helpful herbs, and
today we will be looking at Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic herbs that begin
with the letter C. Herbs can be easily incorporated into your day to day life
to improve your health and wellness. Generally these herbs are safe to use.
There may be some contraindications in regard to prescription medications,
health conditions, and in pregnant or nursing mothers. Please always check with
a qualified physician before taking any herbal supplements.
This is the second
blog in the series of helpful herbs from A to Z, but first let’s begin with a
disclaimer. The information provided in these blogs is not intended to replace
professional health advice in any way. All information should only be used
under direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Do not use
essential oils on broken or sensitive skin and always use extreme caution with
herbs and essential oils when pregnant or if you have a medical condition.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be
Our skin is our largest eliminating organ. This is not new information but it is worth repeating. The information needs to be repeated to be fully understood, because in order to correct issues with the skin we need to first address the issues from within!
Diet and exercise are the first things you should look at in maintaining overall health and wellness. When we eat poorly, do not exercise, or take care of ourselves, our skin will suffer. Always try to eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
How big is your love?
This was a
question recently on a podcast I was listening to. I thought it was a very
interesting question because in the face of day to day living, in the face of
tragedy or chaos or even bliss-how big is your love? This answer shifts and changes, doesn't it?
Maybe it shouldn't if we are remembering how
to love. I remember when they first placed my son in my arms the day he
was born. Then again when they placed my daughter in my arms the day she was