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WHAT ARE HERBS?

BOTANICALLY SPEAKING, AN HERB IS AN HERBACEOUS PLANT WITH A NON WOODY STEM. HOWEVER, WHEN HERBALISTS SPEAK OF MEDICINAL HERBS, THEY ARE BASICALLY INCLUDING ANY PLANT THAT CAN BE USED IN HEALING.

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WHAT ARE HERBS USED FOR?

  • HERBS ARE USED MOST EFFECTIVELY FOR THE COUNTLESS NON-EMERGENCY HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT ARISE IN DAY TO DAY LIFE. FOR EXAMPLE: SIMPLE FIRST-AID SITUATIONS, HEADACHES, COLDS, JOINT PAIN, FEVERS, FLU, BRUISES, BUMPS AND CHRONIC ILLNESS.

  • THEY CAN BE TAKEN AS HERBAL CAPSULES, HERBAL TEA, TINCTURES, EYEDROPS, SYRUPS, AND APPLIED ONTO THE SKIN AS A COMPRESSION OR POULTICE.

  • PLANTS DON’T CURE ILLNESS, BUT THEY PLAY A GREAT ROLE IN PREVENTING THEM.

  • THEY ARE RICH IN NUTRIENTS, CONTAIN IMMUNE BOOSTING ORGANIC CHEMICALS, AND ARE NATURE’S SUPREME PREVENTATIVE REMEDY.

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WE HAVE UNIQUE, CAREFULLY-CRAFTED HERBAL BLENDS MEANT TO ADDRESS A VARIETY OF COMMON HEALTH CONCERNS. WE ONLY USE 100% ORGANIC HERBS IN OUR BLENDS. CLICK BELOW TO SHOP AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BLENDS.

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WHAT HERBS ARE FOUND IN OUR BLENDS?

  1. Red Clover: Red clover is known for its blood-purifying properties and is commonly used to support overall detoxification and hormone balance.

  2. Stinging Nettle: Stinging nettle is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly iron and calcium. It's often used to support joint health, allergy relief, and as a general tonic.

  3. White Oak Bark: White oak bark is a powerful astringent herb commonly used to support gastrointestinal health and to help alleviate diarrhea.

  4. Dandelion Leaf: Dandelion leaf is a nutritious herb that supports liver health and aids in digestion. It's also diuretic, helping to flush out excess fluids from the body.

  5. Yellow Dock Root: Yellow dock root is often used to support liver function and promote healthy digestion. It's also known for its mild laxative effects.

  6. Red Raspberry Leaf: Red raspberry leaf is a popular herb for women's health, particularly during pregnancy. It's believed to strengthen the uterus and may help ease labor and delivery.

  7. Rose Buds: Rose buds are not only beautiful but also have several health benefits. They're rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, promoting skin health and immune function.

  8. Chamomile Flowers: Chamomile flowers are well-known for their calming properties. They're often used to promote relaxation, aid in digestion, and soothe irritated skin.

  9. Burdock Root: Burdock root is a potent detoxifying herb that supports liver health and promotes clear skin. It's also rich in antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation.

  10. Sarsaparilla Root: Sarsaparilla root is traditionally used to support joint health and as a tonic for overall vitality. It's also believed to have hormone-balancing properties.

  11. Black Walnut Hulls: Black walnut hulls are known for their antifungal and antimicrobial properties. They're often used to support intestinal health and to help eliminate parasites.

  12. Spearmint: Spearmint is a refreshing herb that aids digestion and promotes fresh breath. It's also known for its calming effects on the stomach.

  13. Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is a soothing herb that helps promote relaxation and improve mood. It's also used to support cognitive function and may help reduce stress and anxiety.

  14. Licorice Root: Licorice root is a sweet and soothing herb that supports adrenal health and helps maintain healthy cortisol levels. It's also used to support digestive health and soothe sore throats.

  15. Lobelia Leaf: Lobelia leaf is a powerful herb that supports respiratory health and helps alleviate coughs and congestion. It's also used topically to soothe muscle tension and inflammation.

  16. Mullein Leaf: Mullein leaf is commonly used to support respiratory health and soothe irritated mucous membranes. It's often used in teas and herbal blends for cough relief.

  17. Astragalus Root: Astragalus root is an adaptogenic herb that helps support the immune system and increase resilience to stress. It's also used to promote overall vitality and longevity.

  18. Thyme Leaf: Thyme leaf is a potent antimicrobial herb that supports respiratory health and helps relieve coughs and congestion. It's also used to aid digestion and support immune function.

CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE VS. NATUAL MEDICINE

CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE IS GREAT FOR TREATING ACUTE ILLNESS AND CAN OFTEN PROVIDE TEMPORARY RELIEF TO THE SYMPTOMS. SUCH REMEDIES CAN BE OF COMFORT TO SOMEONE UNDER AN ASTHMA ATTACK OR AN ONCOMING MIGRAINE. HOWEVER, SYMPTOM SUPPRESSION, WHILE NECESSARY WHEN IT NEEDS TO BE, HARDLY ADDRESSES THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ILLNESS.
 

MEANWHILE, HERBS AND NATURAL THERAPIES ARE THE BEST CHOICE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WELLNESS BECAUSE THEY ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ILLNESS.
WHEN WE THINK OF CHRONIC OR LONG-TERM/RECURRING ISSUES WE CAN FIND THEIR ROOT CAUSE IN OUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, AND/OR GENETICS. 

 

THESE ARE TYPICALLY DISCIPLINED THROUGH LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT INCLUDE DIETARY CHANGES, HERBAL REMEDIES, GETTING BETTER REST, BALANCING RELATIONSHIPS, BEING IN NATURE, AND GETTING OUTSIDE MORE.

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DOSAGE AND DURATION OF HERBAL TREATMENTS

DOSAGE VARIES ACCORDING TO THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF EACH PERSON. HOWEVER, OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS A PERSON’S SENSITIVITY TO FOODS AND HERBS, OVERALL HEALTH, AND THE PARTICULAR CONDITION OR HEALTH ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IS WHETHER THE CONDITION IS ACUTE OR CHRONIC. 

ACUTE PROBLEMS ARE SHORT TERM, COME ON QUICKLY, HAVE AGGRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, AND RESPOND QUICKLY TO TREATMENT. SOME OF THESE ARE TOOTHACHES, FEVER, NAUSEA, STOMACH DISTRESS, HEADACHE, MENSTRUAL CRAMPS, CUTS, SCRAPES, AND WOUNDS. IT IS BEST TO DRINK A TEA, TAKE A MEDICINAL SYRUP OR USE A TINCTURE MORE FREQUENTLY IN A SMALLER DOSAGE THAN TAKING LARGER AMOUNTS IN FEWER TIMES. FOR EXAMPLE, INSTEAD OF DRINKING 1 CUP OF TEA FOR TWO TO THREE TIMES A DAY, YOU WOULD DRINK ¼ TO ½ A CUP EVERY HALF HOUR UNTIL THE FEVER OR SYMPTOM SUBSIDES. 


CHRONIC CONDITIONS USUALLY DEVELOP OVER A PERIOD OF TIME DUE TO LIFESTYLE CHOICES AND/OR GENETIC FACTORS. HERBAL AND OTHER NATURAL THERAPIES ARE IDEAL FOR TREATING CHRONIC PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEY ADDRESS THE FOUNDATIONAL OR CORE ISSUES THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEMS WHILE MODIFYING OR ELIMINATING THE SYMPTOMS.


MEANWHILE, PHARMACEUTICALS GENERALLY ADDRESS THE SYMPTOMS ONLY AND CAN OFTEN MAKE THE ACTUAL PROBLEM WORSE. FOR EVERY YEAR YOU’VE DEALT WITH THIS, DO A MONTH OF HERBAL TREATMENT. TAKE BREAKS FROM THE HERBAL PROGRAM TO GIVE YOUR SYSTEM A BREAK. PERHAPS DO THIS ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK, THEN RESUME AND CONTINUE ON DOING IT DAILY.

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