We recently started growing wheat grass to juice for all of the numerous health benefits. I am also a huge fan of smoothies because they help me to consume larger quantities of fruits and veggies then I would normally consume. We decided to combine the wheat grass juice into the smoothie and deliciousness occurred!
Here is what was in my super green smoothie:
1 handful of organic cilantro ( this is my preferred system of measurement and when I say approximately its because I basically just eyeball it and dump it in.
In my effort to
eat healthy and still not have to cook too many meals I have turned to
smoothies. I can grab a bunch of powders, fruits and vegetables, throw in some
cashew milk, hit blend and breakfast is served.
creation is to help detoxify the body while getting some of my daily dose of
fruits and veggies. I begin with organic beet root powder because it is easier
than cooking the beets and then blending them. I add 1 tablespoon of that, 1
tablespoon of organic burdock root powder, a piece of organic raw ginger, a
handful of organic parsley, a handful of organic kale, a handful of a mixed organic
spring mix, 1 cup of mixed organic frozen berries (cherries, blueberries, and raspberries)
and vanilla cashew milk.
Today’s blog is on helpful herbs that
start with the letter P. These are for educational purposes only. The
information is not intended to treat or diagnosis anything. Please check with
your physician before taking any herbs or herbal formulas and use extreme
caution if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any serious health conditions.
In the last blog
we talked a little bit about the energy of an herb-whether it was a warming or
cooling herb. Another factor to consider in choosing an herb goes back to
Today’s blog is on
helpful herbs that begin with the letter O. This information is to inform only.
This information is never meant to treat, diagnose, or cure anything. Always
use caution and common sense when taking vitamins or herbs and check with your
physician for any contraindications.
In the last blog
we talked about the taste of herbs and why they are important. In this blog I
want to briefly discuss the energy of herbs and why that matters when
considering which herb to take.
Today’s blog is on helpful herbs in Western, Ayurveda and
Chinese herbalism that begin with the letter N. Before we get into these herbs and their
properties I would like to begin with the taste of herbs. In every blog post
about herbs I include the energy and taste of the herb. I wanted to explain why
taste is important to the body in choosing an herbal remedy for your overall
health and wellness.
The first taste I
want to talk about is Sour.
Today’s blog is on helpful herbs that begin with the letter
M. This blog is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent anything. It
is for educational purposes only. Please always use caution when taking any
herb or vitamin and check with your physician for any contraindications.
Milk Thistle(Silybum Marianum, Cardos Marianus)
Parts used- Seeds and aerial portions.
Energy and taste- Bitter, sweet and cool.
Constituents- Flavolignans collectively known as silymarin
Today's blog is on helpful herbs that begin with the letter L.
But first I wanted to begin
with why herbs can benefit the overall health and wellness of a person. In learning about herbs and their chemical constituents
I see several key components come up over and over again. I thought we could
break down two of these reoccurring components and see why they help to support
Flavonoids – they are responsible for a plants deep pigments
like in a blueberry or purple cabbage.
Today’s blog is on
the letter K and three herbs in Western, Chinese, and Ayurveda medicine that
are useful. But first we have to begin with the traditional disclaimer. This
blog is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to treat, diagnose,
prevent or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before taking any
herbs or herbal supplements.
Kava Kava(Piper Methysticum)
Energy and Taste:Pungent, bitter, and warm.
Parts Used- Root
This blog is a little behind schedule but
better late than never! As always use caution when taking any herbs or herbal
supplements. None of the below information is intended for treatment or to
diagnose, only to inform.
Parts Used- Roots and leaves
is cool, tastes are bitter and sour.
Constituents- resveratrol, vitamin C, transresveratrol,
emodin, emodin monomethyl ether, polydatin (piceid) piceatannol, physcion,
astringin, oxalic acid, alkaloids, phenolics, sterol/terpenes, barium, bromine,
calcium, catechin, chrysophanol, citreosein, copper, dimethylhyroxychromone, fallacinol,
glucofragulin, glucoside, iodine, iron, isoquercitrin, manganese, methylcourmarin,
molybdenum, napthoquinone, nickel, phosphorus, physide, piceid, plastoquinine, potassium,
sulfur, tannin, zinc.
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.