Healthy Woman Tea Blends

It's a fact of life, that every woman between the ages of 13 and 51, give or take a few years, has to endure menstruation every month. Most women breeze through this time with little problems.  But, like me, there are women who are not that lucky.  I'm almost 53, and according to my gynecologist, … Continue reading Healthy Woman Tea Blends

Thyme

Thyme is a tiny-leaved herb that is most often used in French cooking.  Make sure to strip the leaves from the woody stems before adding them to recipes (unless it’s used to flavor a roast or soup and then removed before serving!).  Run your finger and thumb along the stems (the opposite direction of growth) … Continue reading Thyme

Ginger Syrup Recipe

Just the name, Zingiber Officinale promises a great surprise.  But, it's no secret that ginger works well for motion sickness. But, there's must more to this rhizome than you think. Ginger is one of the most ancient spices worldwide. It has become well-known for its health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, … Continue reading Ginger Syrup Recipe

How to Make A Herbal Decoction

Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing properties.  It’s best, but not necessary, to mash or grind the thick herb before use.  To make a decoction, you just need the following steps: •Use 1 tablespoon dried herb per 1 1/2 cup of cold, filtered … Continue reading How to Make A Herbal Decoction

Elecampane Root

Use as an expectorant and stimulating tonic, recommended for coughs, bronchitis, asthma, chronic lung ailments, even tuberculosis, and wet mucus-type bronchial infections. Combine with Echinacea to combat deep seated bronchial infections. How to Make A Herbal Decoction Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing … Continue reading Elecampane Root